no one talks to susan like that

Give Me Polyamorous Power Couple Hamliza Or Give Me Death

~Eliza growing up having constant crushes on both men and women and trying to articulate what she wanted to Angelica but never being able to explain it the way she wanted

~When she’s in a relationship: “I want her” “But you’re dating Peter” “I want him too” “But you have to choose” “Why do I have to choose?” When she’s not in a relationship: “Ooh, Liza’s got a crush! Spill it!” “Well, there’s Arthur and his girlfriend, and Sally and her girlfriend, and Jason, and Mary…” “Whoa whoa whoa, slow down, how many crushes can you have?” “Shush, I’m not done”

~When she meets Alexander and quickly falls into her most serious relationship ever she expects the multiple crush thing to stop (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t)

~Eliza feels like a horrible girlfriend because she’s so happy with Alex but then Susan from work will start up a conversation with her in the break room and she’s instantly all heart eyes

~Tearfully she admits it to Alex one night and he’s thrilled because “no there’s nothing wrong with you I promise!!!! You’re just polyamorous!!!!”

~They spend the rest of the night talking about it

~Eliza needs some time to adjust since she’s spent so much time trying to push it aside that she doesn’t really know what else to do but Alex is very helpful

~The first time she tells him about Susan he’s instantly chanting ask her out over and over until she’s laughing and blushing at his antics

~Half a year later and Eliza is subtly sending Alex updates from her dates while he sends her multiple thumbs up emojis and does the same with his own

~She also sets up him and Angelica and when Angelica gets confused about it she’s like you need to stop sacrificing yourself, let yourself be happy

~They share embarrassing stories about him with each other

~He meets John and them after Eliza in this one and it’s all separately

~Hercules comes first because Eliza’s father invited them to a fancy dinner party and Alex needs a suit and since he’s not well educated on these things yet she comes along to help

~Hercules is instantly smitten with Alex and Alex is instantly 😍 because “Eliza look at him!!! He looks like a damn quarterback but he’s so sweet and gentle!!!!” “Either you ask him out or I will”

~Hercules not-so-subtly likes guiding Alex around even though he thinks he’s being smooth

~“Alex there was really no point for him to put his hands on your waist like that, he could’ve told you to just move to the side one step” “… Yeah but did you see how well they fit there he could probably lift me up so easily” “Wow you’re so easy” “Do I need to bring up that cute barista the other day” “pLEASE DO WE HAVE A DATE THIS WEEKEND”

~By the end of the time there Alex is going out to lunch with a pleased but confused Hercules and Eliza is eagerly awaiting every cute picture and text

~From then on he has to deal with both Eliza and Alex stealing his clothes but he can’t really fight since they both look so cute in his sweaters

~The rest come really quickly after that

~Lafayette meets Hercules before the others because they come in requesting a special dress to be made and Hercules is Gone

~“You… You want a dress with a full skirt… But when you pick at a stitch on it the dress falls down into a ball gown?” “Yes, exactly!” “Can I ask why?” “Why? Well, chéri, it’s because I must ensure that I always am prepared for any eventuality and at the top of that list is a need to always look beautiful but entirely unattainable. Oh, that reminds me! It needs to be floor length with my being in eight-inch heels, I have a pair with me so you can measure accurately” “Oh holy shit”

~It takes them exactly one weekend to be brought into the relationship (Alex sees them and instantly is stunned into silence, Eliza flirts and within two minutes they’re already co-conspirators)

~John is next and he struggles with his sexuality and anything that comes from it so he’s very much in the closet when they meet

~John and Alex immediately are best friends and Alex tries asking him out but John very quickly refuses him and Alex takes a step back

~The combined power of the four of them helps to bring John out of his shell even though he’s very shy about it all so they’re respectful and let him suggest everything and move their relationship forward in his own time

~The first time he asks to spend the night with all of them there’s a little fight over who gets to sleep next to him

~Eliza and Hercules win, Lafayette and Alex pout

~Aaron and Theodosia Burr AKA Theo, Eliza, and Lafayette kill and the rest of them are literally powerless against them

~Dates are really fun with them because now there’s enough people to go on group dates and everyone can have a supposed other instead of it being just the mess of them (They still do it as the whole of them, its just more fun to have the people think they’re all separate couples then watch as they get more affectionate as the night goes on)

~Don’t think I’ve forgotten about the Washingtons

~George favors Alex and Laf, Martha favors Eliza, Angelica, and Theo, George is platonic with John, Hercules, Aaron, and the girls, Martha is platonic with everyone but her girls and sometimes Alex and Lafayette (She likes showing off that she’s perfectly capable of stealing them away from him but is graciously letting them stay with him. George jokes back and tries to rally Laf and Alex to joke too but they need time to come back to that plane of existence)

~WEEKEND TRIPS AT MOUNT VERNON WITH EVERYONE

~Eliza and Alex get so many kisses and cuddles since they’re the heart of it all

~Alex dragging everyone outside to look at the stars

~Lots of hot chocolate when Alex drags them outside

~Lots of spiked hot chocolate when they think Martha isn’t looking

~She totally knows since John keeps giggling but she let’s them have fun

~THOMAS JEFFERSON

~Eliza starts flirting with him to bug Alex

~Eventually she starts flirting with him for Alex no matter what he says

~“Look at the tension good god” “Betsey I swear…”

~Eliza has a near constant stream of frustrated texts from George

~“Eliza I’m suffering” “What is it this time, dear?” “They’re arguing again and they look two seconds away from making out” “I’m working on it. Have patience” “I can’t have patience anymore I can’t have meetings because this happens in every one”

~All the hate sex

~All the Jeffmads+Alex hate sex (I would include Aaron but the frustrations are over Washington but Aaron knows why Alex is favored by him and has worked out his own balance with George so he’s not jealous)

~Alex pulls them into the dynamic and they finally understand

~George doesn’t mind them finding out, he’s just glad the tension is gone (Though he has cut more than a few work days short because he walked in on them fucking on his desk because Alex wanted to tease him and he can’t handle that so he just walks out)

~There’s multiple incidents where they try to tease Angelica but she is Not Having It and takes great joy in showing them why

~Angelica Schuyler is my queen she wouldn’t handle any bullshit from them

~MARIA REYNOLDS PROTECTION SQUAD

~Elizabeth “If you touch one hair on my girl’s head I will personally kick your ass from here to California don’t test me” Schuyler

~Obviously she moves in with them immediately and spends every night sleeping between Alex and Eliza

~When things become too much in the city Eliza and her take a trip down to Mount Vernon for a girls-only retreat

~Maria and John never start a romantic relationship but they hit it off very quickly since they’re both abuse survivors (Her with James, him with his father) and John is more healed than she is but there’s wounds he’s still licking and sometimes its nice to just spend the day in silence with someone who understands that company is more important than conversation

~Eliza and Alex creating a crazy huge family for themselves which has confusing interconnecting romantic and platonic relationships but they love it so much they can’t describe it

~Whenever anyone asks about it Alex shows them the graph he’s made for them all

~Everyone has a specific color and one poor soul asks why he chose those colors and spends the next 45 minutes listening to him talking about why each of his signifs was given that very color choice

Music

So I got a bad thought. What do aliens think about our music? What do they think about the “try not to sing” challenges? I know that whenever I hear music I IMMEDIATELY try to sing along, and I know I’m not the only one. I’ve also seen posts about what they think about us talking or making noises to communicate and I can just picture their confusion at our singing. “Oh don’t you dare look back just keep your eyes on me. I said your holding back. She said shut up and dance with me….” “Human-Susan… what are you doing? What are those noises? Are you in pain?” “Hey my voice does not sound like I’m dying” *cue silent treatment (which also confuses the alien)*

I think what really bothers me about all of the talk about millennials being so entitled, so shallow, the “trophy for breathing” generation, is that for a good chunk of us that’s bullshit.
My parents were abusive, alcoholic religious fanatics who taught me that I was stupid, ugly and worthless.
It took me years to learn that that wasn’t true. That’s shit I struggle with every day and I probably will for the rest of my life.
And these fucking middle-aged shits want to talk about how terrible my generation is right to my face, like theirs didn’t fuck me up.
So you know what? If I want to post a fucking picture on instagram one day to make myself feel a little better I’m gonna do it and you can eat my ass, susan

So like I love the Modern Royals AU and coffeeshop and bookstore aus and all, but just picture normal modern life…

  • Like everyone lives really close together
  • I imagine Eustace and Edmund share an apartment at some point
  • And it’s like some 90s sitcom where everyone comes and goes from each other’s homes as they please
  • Susan being like the little mother of the group
  • She’s the one lecturing everyone about healthy choices and preaching salad while Lucy bakes a double chocolate cake that disappears within ten minutes
  • and Susan low-key surreptitiously cleaning the boys’ apartment: like putting a timed air freshener in the bathroom and an automatic shower cleaner and keeping Frebreze in her purse and empties it around the apartment before she leaves (Edmund and Eustace are pretty tidy people though, compared to Peter…no one lets Susan to go his apartment)
  • Susan and Caspian have late late night talks
  • Peter insisting everyone take self-defense classes (originally he just insisted the girls take it, but then realized if they all went together he could watch Lucy drop Caspian on his back in three seconds flat)
  • Eustace is always trying to smuggle in his bug collection, despite Edmund’s rule against it. (”No bugs, Eustace.” “But my ant colony wouldn’t be-” “No Bugs. NO. Bugs.”)
  • (So Eustace gets really excited every time there’s like a spider in the shower or something)
  • Also, Lucy calling having to call her brothers or Eustace to kill a bug when there’s one in her place
  • Really big group hugs
  • When men whistle or cat call at the girls, the guys don’t get aggressive. They just cat call the men back.
  • I bet Caspian takes Eustace clubbing just to see what happens
  • Sunday brunches
  • Edmund always runs errands for everyone, so he has a key to everyone’s places, and has thus walked in on his brother at very awkward moments.
  • Surprise parties for everyone’s birthday. (they all see it coming, they just don’t know when or where it will happen.)
  • (Like Edmund bringing Lucy groceries she asked for (which included a lot of party supplies) but when he walked into her apartment they were all there, screaming “SURPRISE,” and it scared him so badly he flung all the grocery bags at them.)
  • (But that’s nothing compared to the time they all tried to surprise Lucy by hiding so she wouldn’t see anyone until she turned on the lights, but Eustace hid behind the door and Lucy thought he was a mugger so she took him down and poor Eustace was incapacitated for the whole party.)
  • When Lucy wants to get a tattoo, she wants to get everyone’s opinion about her ideas….but first it takes her and everyone else a year and half to convince Peter to drop the patriarchy and let her get one. 
  • All night movie night where they all plan to be up until dawn but like almost everyone falls asleep after the second movie
  • Everyone always has someone to lean on and go to for any reason

After writing all of these, I feel there’s a lot of story/drabble potential. Message me if you wanna read any in particular. :)

Migraine

Requested by an anon! “Can you write a Grayson imagine where he gets migraines a lot and he’s got one of his migraines on your date and he’s feeling really bad and he gets really upset and asks to go home and you guys go back to their apartment so that he can rest and you can take care of him?”

 A/N: I apologize that I’m just now getting around to do this. I’ve been very busy with school and I just now checked my inbox out of curious, but I hope you all enjoy♡ 


 Tonight was date night for you and Grayson and you were beyond excited. You been looking forward to this night ever since Grayson dropped the idea about two weeks ago while the two of you were hanging out. But, you hadn’t prepared yourself for the mental breakdown you were currently having.

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Telltale Pt 1: A Peter Pevensie Fic

A/N: So this is my first Narnia fic, and I just want to warn that although it’s not explicit, it is a bit racy. Feedback is great if you like it and have the time :)

Peter Pevensie was absolutely insufferable sometimes. He knew all too well how to treat others the right way. Ever so careful to mind his manners and to patiently and sound-mindedly solve whatever problems were thrown at him during the day. The throne truly fit him well. When something irked him, he quickly covered it with a well-practiced smile. He didn’t fake that smile most of the time. Oh, no: he was disgustingly authentic with his delight of talking to people. As an introvert, it frustrated and awestruck me simultaneously. I wished it all came as easily for me. I cared, deeply. But I was awful at showing it in a crowd setting. He excelled at it. Politeness and patience were traits he had learned to possess.

But I knew the man beneath the crown.

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phibixm  asked:

I have a question! More of a ponderance, but: I'm wondering how well-received and/or in which circles it would be well-received if dancers did romantic same-sex duets. Does that happen? Are there any famous ones I could watch on youtube? Women or men

Hi there!

I have known and worked with many LGBT dancers, but as far as I know, ballets featuring same sex relationships are a minority, even though they are usually positively received: from my experience, dancers are starving for novelty and challenges and they appreciate a break from the traditional modes of ballet, so even a break from the heteronormative. Same sex pas de deux have always been common, but they seldom implied anything romantic or sexual, contrary to male-female pas de deux. While ballet has remained attached to heteronormativity, contemporary and modern dance has been more progressive.

If I am not mistaken, there should be a pas de deux in Mark Morris’ Dido and Aeneas in which two male dancers are romantically involved with each other. The whole ballet is actually a statement about gender roles, for example Morris (a man) danced both in the role of Dido and a Sorceress and played along with gender in many other works of him, he is also quite the character. 

Dido and Aeneas is actually a very interesting piece of contemporary dance, almost a danced opera, and it’s incredibly remarkable if you think that it was created in 1989

I’ve found a good article about it, you can read it here while here’s an interview with Morris. Here you can also take a look at Mark Morri’s Dance Group’s official page on Dido and Aeneas while here are some other interviews with the dancers.

Sadly I couldn’t find the whole ballet online but there are a few extracts on youtube if you search for them, like this one (which I think could be from the original 1989 representation, but don’t quote me on that).

The male duet in Lubovitch’s Concerto 622 (1986) is also often quoted when talking about gay representation in dance. Susan Broili from The Herald Sun wrote about it that:

“the duet conveys a caring, loving relationship between two men and communicates a deep sadness as they face the loss of that relationship… Lubovitch created the dance during the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s in New York as his response to the courage and love that people showed as they dealt with the disease… But the duet transcends time and place because it captures a commitment between two people that runs deep and does not falter in the face of devastating circumstances.” 

You can read more about it here and click here to watch the complete duet.

There are other same sex relationships in Proust ou Les Intermittences du Coeur by Roland Petit (2007). In a scene called Le combat des anges”, the devil seduces an angel and they become lovers, while a big chunk of the ballet follows the love story of Monsieur de Charlus and his beloved Morel, a young violinist who keeps betraying him.

More recently, gay choreographer Joshua Beamish has featured and explored same sex relationships in his ballet burrow which is a partially autobiographic love story between two men. You can read more about the project here but sadly I couldn’t find any video of it, just a few photos like the one below.

I’m sure there are other examples, most of Morris’ works actually involve same sex duets and so do a few of Balanchine’s ballets. As you can see, though, these are all relationships involving men. 

The only thing resembling a relationship between women that I could find is that in Les Biches (a ballet from 1923) but I’m not sure if you could refer to it as a real relationship: the ballet is about erotic pleasure and the two women also have liaisons with the other men in it and are never displayed as if they were in an actual relationship with each other: they are just playing around. The truth is that pas de deux between women are rarer and also that modern choreographers tend to focus more on men than women, maybe because women have been the stars of classical ballet for a long time and now choreographers want to explore the possibilities of male dance too. 

I hope this post has been somehow helpful anyway, please let me know if you need anything more specific.

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Dresden Files Books Rated By The Opening Line
  • Storm Front: "I heard the mailman approach my office door, half an hour earlier than usual. He didn't sound right. His footsteps fell more heavily, jauntily, and he whistled. A new guy. He whistled his way to my office door, then fell silent for a moment. Then he laughed."
  • Easily one of the weakest in the series. 3/10.
  • Fool Moon: "I never used to keep close track of the phases of the moon. So I didn't know that it was one night shy of being full when a young woman sat down across from me in McAnally's pub and asked me to tell her all about something that could get her killed."
  • Nicely ominous. Thanks to this book, I also keep track of the phases of the moon. Helped me catch a local werewombat. You have no idea how hard it is to put one of them down. 8/10.
  • Grave Peril: "There are reasons I hate to drive fast. For one, the Blue Beetle, the mismatched Volkswagen bug that I putter around in, rattles and groans dangerously at anything above sixty miles an hour. For another, I don't get along so well with technology. Anything manufactured after about World War II seems to be susceptible to abrupt malfunction when I get close to it. As a rule, when I drive, I drive very carefully and sensibly. // Tonight was an exception to the rule."
  • Not bad, per se, but not all that good. It takes too long to get to its point, which makes it not as good of a hook. 6/10.
  • Summer Knight: "It rained toads the day the White Council came to town."
  • This one makes me giggle. 8/10. Good job.
  • Death Masks: "Some things just aren't meant to go together. Things like oil and water. Orange juice and toothpaste. // Wizards and television."
  • Very relatable. I, too, am no fan of toothpaste in my orange juice. I used to put toothpaste in my orange juice all the time and had no clue why my orange juice tasted so bad. I mean, who knew? 9/10.
  • Blood Rites: "The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault."
  • There is no need to explain perfection. 15/10.
  • Dead Beat: "On the whole, we're a murderous race. According to Genesis, it took as few as four people to make the planet too crowded to stand, and the first murder was a fratricide. Genesis says that in a fit of jealous rage, the very first child born to mortal parents, Cain, snapped and popped the first metaphorical cap in another human being. The attack was a bloody, brutal, violent, reprehensible killing. Cain's brother Abel probably never saw it coming. // As I opened the door to my apartment, I was filled with a sense of empathic sympathy and intuitive understanding. // For freaking Cain."
  • One of the all time greats of this series. Lovely illustration of how Dresden feels and catches people up on his relationship with his brother really quick. 10/10.
  • Proven Guilty: "Blood leaves no stain on a Warden's grey cloak. I didn't know that until the day I watched Morgan, second in command of the White Council's Wardens, lift his sword over the kneeling form of a young man guilty of the practice of black magic. The boy, sixteen years old at the most, screamed and ranted in Korean underneath his black hood, his mouth spilling hatred and rage, convinced by his youth and power of his own immortality. He never knew it when the blade came down."
  • Dark. Really sets the tone for the book. Also, I'm, like, totally jealous. Blood stains are the worst. 8/10.
  • White Night: "Many things are not as they seem: The worst things in life never are."
  • I know, right? It's, like, I thought this guy who came into work would be just a normal customer and get his stuff and leave, but, instead, he rants about conspiracy theories and shit when I can't tell him to fuck off. 9/10. Good job.
  • Small Favor: "Winter came early that year; it should have been a tip-off."
  • Not bad, but kinda weak. I mean, did he even consider that maybe winter came early because Global Warming is actually a hoax? I mean, it isn't, but couldn't he at least consider the possibility? 6/10.
  • Turn Coat: "The summer sun was busy broiling the asphalt from Chicago 's streets, the agony in my head had kept me horizontal for half a day, and some idiot was pounding on my apartment door. // I answered it and Morgan, half his face covered in blood, gasped, 'The Wardens are coming. Hide me. Please.'"
  • It's just, like, whaaaaaat? Why's Morgan here? How'd he get all bloody? And, like, he even snuck in some nice foreshadowing with the headache. Really well done. 8/10.
  • Changes: "I answered the phone, and Susan Rodriguez said, 'They've taken our daughter.'"
  • Nice and shocking, making you want to read more, but the last book did a similar shocking opening better. 5/10.
  • Ghost Story: "Life is hard. // Dying's easy."
  • Totally relatable. I, like many others, wish for death because life is too hard. Thanks for making me feel better, Harry. 8/10.
  • Cold Days: "Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, has unique ideas regarding physical therapy."
  • One would imagine. I mean, did you hear her TED talk on it? Fascinating stuff. She's an innovator in the field. 7/10.
  • Skin Game: "There was a ticking time bomb inside my head and the one person I trusted to go in and get it out hadn't shown up or spoken to me for more than a year."
  • Don't you just hate it when you have a time bomb in your head? I know I do. But not all of us know bomb defusal experts. We're not all as lucky as you are, Dresden. I had to defuse my time bomb myself. Dick. 4/10.

anonymous asked:

Recommendation for a good book that you've read recently?

This is literally my favourite question and I hope you’re all sitting comfortably.

Every year, I do a series of book awards called The Random Yet Incredibly Specific Book Awards. While some of the categories repeat (i.e. The Empire Strikes Back Award For Achievements in the Second Book In A Trilogy), most are made up on the spot to fit a book I liked particularly (i.e. The So Long And Thanks For All The Fish Award For Creative Apocalypse).

This year’s list is can be found here.

Highlights Include:

Long Way To A Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers. I loved the pacing and how this was a sci-fi book that was going to turn sci-fi gently upside down and shake it, but only until it giggles, as opposed to emptying its pockets and running off with its lunch money. You don’t have to destroy a problematic genre to write better stories in it, and Chambers is perfect in every respect of putting this wonderful story together.

The Girl Who Drank The Moon, by Kelly Barnhill. This won the Newbery a couple weeks ago, which basically fulfilled all of my dreams for what Kelly accomplished here. It’s a MASTERFUL book, weaving together politics, social structures, sorrow, parenting, legacy, corruption, bog monsters, Simply Enormous Dragons, and magic in such a way that it’s still really, really appealing to children. I love this book so much.

And I Darken, by Kiersten White. An alternate history where Lada Dracul is hostaged to the Ottoman Empire (along with her brother, Radu), this trilogy kicked off to a STUNNING beginning. I actually got to blurb it, so I’ll quote myself: Girls with teeth and priorities. I would read this book forever.

The Fixer, by Jennifer Lynne Barnes. The pitch for this is “Scandal, but in a DC prep school”, and Barnes absolutely nails it. We don’t talk about world building in contemporary books very often, but The Fixer really highlights why it’s necessary and how it can be used. Barnes sells a far-out premise, but the world supports it so thoroughly that it never once feels weird. It’s amazing. Also, no one structures books like JLB. She literally has a doctorate in it.

Behold the Bones, by Natalie C. Parker. The follow up to my favourite book of 2014 (Beware the Wild), BONES is a wonderful book about friendship, love, small towns, history, legacy, murder and swamps that eat people. So, so good.

I just finished Windwitch, Susan Dennard’s new book, and it was EXCELLENT. And I am always, ALWAYS here for Diana Peterfreund’s Across A Star-Swept Sea, which is a gender-flipped re-telling of The Scarlet Pimpernel, set in post-apocalyptic Polynesia.

Supergirl Season 1 Appreciation Week

day 3 - april 19th : why you love season 1

Oh, there are so many things I adore about season 1

  • Anytime Kara got to talk about Krypton and express her anger/grief
  • Anytime she got to act as Kara Zor-El and use her knowledge of Krypton/other alien cultures. When she would identify aliens because she’s seen them before, would interact with Kel-Ex, talk about the different planets she’s been to. I just love whenever she got to be an alien
  • The Danvers sisters being the heart of the show
  • Kara getting treated like the protagonist of the show
  • L U C Y  L A N E
  • Aunt Astra. She was a great character and the scene where she acknowledges Kara as the true heir to the House of El has got to be one of my favorite scenes ever
  • I appreciated the mentor/mentee relationship Kara had with Cat
  • There was more Susan Vasquez
  • Pretty much the focus season 1 had on female relationships in general was very special
  • J’onn J’onzz. I know he’s still there in season 2 but I just really love J’onn and the space family dynamic he has with Kara and Alex.
  • The episode “For The Girl Who Has Everything”. What an incredible episode. I’m so happy we got to see a glimpse into Kara’s life on Krypton and I love seeing Kara’s parents, especially Alura. And seeing Kal-El younger, as he was supposed to be, is really something. And furthermore, Alex got to see Krypton.
  • The Red Kryptonite episode. OMG. What a perfect insight into Kara. She’s only a sunshine puppy because that’s what she wants others to think. She’s optimistic by choice. She’s not naive. She knows how powerful she is. She knows how beautiful she is. She has so many sides to her and this episode really got to delve into her very well hidden (but still there) dark side. Kara Zor-El is a full, complex individual who sometimes gets so tired with her disguises as Kara Danvers and as Supergirl because neither are truly who she is. It was just a spectacular episode.
  • I just really love season 1
Band-aid Solution - Post 5x14 fic

And here continues my challenge to myself to write a short fic for each new episode. This is a scene I wish was included at the end of the episode. I apologize for any typos. My daughter was supposed to be napping while I wrote this and she was not participating in that plan. :)  You can read it on Ao3 or below. Enjoy! 

Band-aid Solution

Felicity heard the elevator to the bunker ding, so she quickly logged out of Pandora before Oliver walked up the steps toward her computer hub. His shoulders were slumped, and she felt a slight pang of guilt over the rough day that her and Thea’s actions had caused him.

But only a slight pang. Susan Williams had been sleeping with Oliver and gathering intel for a story about him behind his back. Frankly, Felicity did not care if she ever worked in journalism again. And she shouldn’t, if her go-to move was sleeping with the person she was trying to get information on. Gross, just gross.

You sound like a jealous ex.

Felicity told her inner voice to shut up because she did not want to follow the trail that thought would take her on. It was too soon.

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Post 5x15: Felicity confronts Oliver

Hey guys. So I really couldn’t get 5x15 out of my head and I really needed to vent. I can’t believe that this episode is what inspired me to write my first fanfic, but it’s a one-shot with Felicity saying everything. Everything.I hope you guys don’t mind me tagging some of you but I really need to see what you guys think! Thank you so much.

Tagging under the cut :)



“About that; I wanted to talk to you, about before” she said reluctantly.

She wanted him to know.

“About what?” Oliver says. A moment of silence follows and then, he takes a deep breath. “Susan.”

“Are you two..”

“Yeah. We’re okay. And I just wanted to say thanks.”

“No. I don’t need a thank you for something like that. It was partly my fault and Thea’s and it felt like a weight lifted off my shoulders. I should’ve fixed it before you even asked me. What I wanted to say was, I hope you don’t come to me with something like that again. It was a one-time thing.”

“I don’t understand Felicity. You don’t want me coming to you if I need help?”

“No, it’s not that. I’d just really like you to keep all your relationship problems to yourself. I really don’t want to be involved.”

“Why? Susan is my girlfriend and she got discredited when she didn’t deserve it. I can’t come to you with something like that? I trust her.”

“You trust her with that secret?” Suddenly, she chortles and understands everything.

“Never mind, forget I asked.” She realizes a stray tear escaped her eye and quickly turns away to wipe it away. She couldn’t look at him.

“Okay, what is going on Felicity?! You don’t approve of me and Susan? Is that what this is? You’re not the only one! Yes, I trust her and we’ve been doing great. I really care about her. She’s a reporter and yes we may have had problems, but we’re in a relationship. I had to give her the benefit of the doubt.”

At that, she snaps her eyes shut at the grief and mourning that electrified her body.

Wow. He would never understand. Did he not just realize what he just said? I guess he never would really understand what he did to me.

With the newfound resolve and the anger coursing through her, she turned around.

“And where was that trust when it came to me?” She snaps.

“Felicity-”

“No. This is where I talk and you listen. I’m saying it all and you will just listen. Do you know how broken I felt last year? You have a son. Did you think for one second that I would not support you? Or that I would tell the nearest psycho another one of your secrets? It was unbelievable. I thought I was having a nightmare. I felt embarrassed. And thrown aside. The worst part was, I was the only one that didn’t know. Thea, Laurel, John, who else. And me? When were you going to tell me? What was so wrong with me that you couldn’t tell me you had a son?” She wiped the tears pouring out relentlessly but still stood strong. She glanced from the floor to Oliver and saw him staring at her intently with red eyes.

“Felicity-”

“No. I’m not finished yet. We can’t just have love without trust. You never truly loved me-

Don’t. Don’t for a second think that I didn’t love you. That I don’t-“

"Stop, Oliver. I’m still not done talking. I loved you with everything in me. Mind and soul. How do you think I felt when you lied by omission? I felt like an idiot. That day, when I left the ring and walked out, I just couldn’t stop hating myself. I thought we were it. But what you kept from me, it quite literally destroyed me. I tried to think like you and just theorize. What was it with me that you had to keep from me that you had a son? You met my dad. Was it one of those ‘like father, like daughter’ cliches? Or did I do something specifically that made you suspicious of the trust you had for me? I couldn’t find anything. I just accepted it. You don’t trust me. All of it was just a facade. You were in some kind of blind bliss with me and when reality hit, you pulled back. But, you just pulled back from me.

Then when I found Billy over the summer, I couldn’t bring myself to tell you. All of it was still there. What if he didn’t trust me like you didn’t? So I waited, and now, he’s gone too. And now, here we are. Oliver and Susan. Wouldn’t you feel utterly self-conscious if your ex-fiance trusts a woman he’s known for a few months with his alter ego and acts of vigilantism, but didn’t trust his soon-to-be wife with a secret that literally everyone else knows? I guess I can’t compare to her. Then again, I couldn’t compare to anyone. So, excuse me if I ask you to not flaunt your relationship to a person it didn’t work out with.

How great is it Oliver? I hope you don’t mind me asking. You clearly aren’t willing to let her go. You’d even go through the embarrassment I feel to get her back. I know I asked you to let me go, but seeing you fight for her, and then when I look back to see what you’ve done for me, I’m just speechless. I’m so very sorry I wasn’t the one. That summer, we were together every night. Fighting crime, with the rest of the team fighting their own battles. And not once did you give me a reason for why you didn’t trust me. And now, here you are, building trust with someone who tried to expose you as the Green Arrow and even admitted it! What did I ever do to break your trust in me?

I’m sorry. As morbid as it sounds, I don’t want to see you doing the right thing. Especially with her. Because then I just think, why couldn’t he trust me with that certainty? And I don’t have an answer. 

And a year later, neither do you.

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anonymous asked:

So, I have friends on tumblr, and I am terrified of losing them, because idk how to start conversations? And I don't know how to help them when they're upset. And I don't want to lose them. I really don't.

Hi Anon!

This is a really good question.

Personally, I think starting a conversation online is actually easier than starting one in real life. You have the opportunity to introduce context as you begin the conversation, rather than having to base what you’re saying on the current context of where you are and what you’re doing.

For example, last night I went out with friends to get a sundae. We talked about the music playing in the car - that’s an easy and obvious discussion topic. We talked about sundaes. And we talked about each other, like my health issues, or my friend’s first week studying or how another friend really needs to quit her crappy job. Those are all subjects that arise naturally out of the context of where you are and who you’re with.

But the thing about online communication is that you can automatically bring the context along with you. One of my best friends lives a long way from me and we mostly only talk via facebook chat. Sometimes I might read a news article that makes me sad or angry or happy. I can send her the link and say something like “have you seen this?” or “omigod, I’m so mad about this”. It doesn’t matter what’s actually going on where I am or where she is, because the conversation comes with its own opening line, based on what I’m showing her.

And I think that’s a good way to talk to people online. So, let’s say you’ve got a friend on Tumblr. We’ll call your friend Susan.

Susan makes a post that she’s been tagged to do a question and answer thing, so she gives all the answers. One of the questions is name a food you love and Susan says she loves pancakes. That’s an opportunity for you to start a conversation with her, without worrying how to lead into that. You can just send her a message saying “Oh, your favourite food is pancakes?! Mine too!” And then you can talk to each other about pancakes. And that might lead to all kinds of other topics.

Another possibility is sending a link or tagging them in something you reblog. Maybe you think they’ll find it funny, or see themselves in it or be as angry about it as you. That starts a conversation too. You can send Susan a video of an otter sliding down a snow bank (someone tagged me in just such a video on Facebook and it was glorious). Then you and Susan can talk about otters. Or snow. Or which is the cutest animal.

As for comforting an online friend when they need it, the best thing you can do is be available. If Susan says she is having a bad day and she’s upset, then send her a message asking if she wants to talk to you about it. Ask her if there’s any way you can help. She might not know what kind of help she needs, but you can suggest. Maybe you could just let her vent her feelings to you. Or maybe she’d like your advice. You could find pictures of something she likes (like kittens or her favourite musician) and show them to her to see if it can cheer her up. You could offer to talk about something else with her, to take her mind off things.

There are lots of things you can do to talk to a friend in need, even if you’re not able to give them a real life hug or make them tea. Often, people feel better just by knowing that someone cares about them and wants to help.

Just to give more examples of what I mean, here are some actual opening sentences from my own recent online chat windows. I hope none of my friends will mind! I have many more friends online than offline, so I guess I’m doing something right, and so are they. Some of these are conversations I started, and others were started by the other person.

  • “Hi! Is the heat any better today?”
  • “Random question!!! You’re a singer, right? I’ve seen you say that somewhere???”
  • “Oh my God have you seen Moana yet?”
  • “Hiya! How’s the new job?”
  • “Have you SEEN this?” *link to video of famous actor*
  • “You’re into scrapbooking, right?”

Those are all good ways of starting a conversation, out of nowhere.

But you can also just start with a “How are you?” or “What’s up with you?” If you ask those questions and you care enough about the answers to keep the conversation going, then you are being an excellent online friend.

Most people love to talk about themselves, their lives and the things they’re interested in. If you can give them the space to do that, then they’re going to be happy, and they’re going to remember that you’re a person who makes them happy.

Good luck, make friends, keep friends and STAY COOL LIKE A TIGER SWIMMING IN ICECREAM!!!

- The Slightly Aggressive Affirmer

hevcia  asked:

Could you do some hc about Pevensies and "Archenland squad" relationships? I'll will never have enough of that!

yesss! absolutely!!!

  • the pevenises were basically the archenland crews’ older siblings
  • lucy was that sister that would fight someone to protect cor, corin and aravis
  • when aravis’s family tried to drag her back to calormen, lucy practically threatened to declare war on them until they backed off
  • she also once fought a noble boy’s father who insisted that cor had hit the boy when in fact it had been vice versa
  • (the boy’s father immediately surrendered and apologized the second lucy’s sword crossed his and he realized just how good of a swordswoman she was)
  • she spent the most time with the archenland crew as they were all a rather rambunctious bunch who could never sit still for more than an a few minutes (that’s including lucy)
  • they all loved to go out riding in the forest and hang out with the other narnians
  • edmund didn’t really hang out with the archenland crew although they definitely hung out with him
  • they would walk in to his study and pester him with questions and comments about anything and everything
  • edmund never really minded the kids because he could usually tune them out and they always came when edmund was working on his most tedious and less serious work
  • corin always pestered edmund the most as he was his favorite pevensie
  • cor and aravis liked edmund but lucy was aravis’s favorite
  • lucy was a free spirit and someone who stood her ground which aravis appreciated and looked up to
  • the crew didn’t spend much time with susan but the time they did spend, corin and aravis claimed to be bored
  • cor loved spending time with susan because he never had a mother figure and he found one in susan
  • she always dotted on him and made sure that he was okay
  • cor didn’t mind the mindless tea talk and the excruciatingly long fittings as long as they were with susan
  • aravis was jealous at one point over the amount of time cor spent with susan
  • cor was absolutely flustered when he heard that from corin and had to awkwardly explain to aravis why he spent so much time with susan
  • peter was practically worshiped by the archenland crew
  • he loved the three younger ones as they reminded him of his own siblings and would spend as much time with them all as possible
  • he would go out riding with aravis and cor, help cor and aravis with their swordsmanship, box a bit with corin, he even helped get cor and aravis together
  • he was such a big brother to the crew, he was missed the most out of the pevensies when he and siblings left narnia
Advice

show: adventure time (miniseries: islands)

pairing: Frieda x Susan, bubbline

summary: Susan and Freida end up back in Ooo and Susan is a little worried about their relationship, she asks Princess Bubblegum (& Marceline) for advice.

Ao3

A/N: hey, this is based off the AT miniseries (you can watch it here) and has spoilers. I highly recommend ‘Islands’ if you haven’t seen it already! It’s some of the shows best work I think.

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something brewing: part ii

I’ve decided to write shorter chapters for this one going forward, in the hope of more frequent updates. With this in mind, this chapter is from Marcus’ point of view. There’s also part i and the original fic concept as a prelude, for anyone coming in new.

Premise: Oliver is a sports science student who has to maintain his grades in order to retain his scholarship and has a good chance of playing football professionally. Despite that, he’s serious about wanting to do well. His flatmates spend more time drunk than they do sober, so he’s given up trying to work at home and finds a little coffee shop to study in. What he doesn’t expect is to develop a painful, near-instantaneous, utterly inconvenient crush on one of the baristas.

In this chapter: Marcus discovers that weak at the knees isn’t just a figure of speech when it comes to Oliver Wood wearing his football kit.


i: marcus.

It was the last Thursday in November, and that meant the one night of the month that Marcus didn’t particularly enjoy taking the late shift: open mic night. It wasn’t that he had any objection to people expressing themselves creatively, no, but it meant that his usual background noise of choice wasn’t available and his concentration levels for studying in between serving were below zero. It was the one night of the month that made his class the next afternoon more difficult than he wanted it to be. Though in every other respect, change and taking risks were things that he actively enjoyed, sought out even, when it came to working at the coffee shop, he liked routine. He hid his scowl behind the coffee machine and didn’t speak to anyone much, and that usually got him through it when he was obliged to work it. Susan, understanding why, left him be for the most part, and he doesn’t know what he did to deserve a co-worker and friend as understanding as her, but he was grateful nonetheless. The gratitude communicated itself in frequently tucking away her favourite pastries of choice when they were running low and making sure she had first choice when new stock came in of which blend to try.

“I guess tall, dark and handsome isn’t coming in tonight either,” Susan commented from her place at the counter, leaning on her elbows and not bothering to hide her wince at the theatre major currently making their foray into bad experimental poetry. “Did you warn him in advance or something?”

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Understanding

Post 5x15 fic Oliver needs to talk to Felicity about Thea leaving as she is the only one who understands him. Also on AO3.

Still working through my 5x15 issues…hope you enjoy :)


After the team meeting broke up Oliver headed downstairs to his living quarters to change out of suit. It had been a long day. That was an understatement. Despite the positive spin and thank you he had given his team, he wasn’t feeling positive at all. Thea had left. Another woman he loved had left as she needed space from him. He really didn’t know how to process what had happened. He needed to talk to Felicity.


He quickly went back upstairs expecting to find her on the landing at her computers. He was a little surprised to discover she wasn’t there. The computer we stilling sorting through the petabyte of data they had retrieved from Prometheus’ mother’s house but she would have shut off the monitors if she were gone for the night, maybe she had just stepped out. He decided to wait for her, he took a seat in Felicity’s chair and waited.


Oliver wasn’t sure how long he had been waiting when he heard the elevator doors open and the familiar click of Felicity’s heels on the floor. He looked up. “Where have you been?”

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Arrow 5x15 - “Fighting Fire with Fire” - Reveals night... and then some

So there’s a total of 8 episodes left, and 5x15 was a night for big surprises and then someone… Let’s dig in. Addressing the first elephant in the room

Felicity Smoak

Our bubbly precious Felicity is going about her business researching on Mama Prometheus (doubt she’s that but okay) when Oliver storms in and asks her for a favour: Please help EWR, correct the wrongs done to her

Originally posted by macabre-of-horror

We could feel the stabbing pain as if the blow was on us.

Felicity feels it too, this is the man that she may have stepped away from but also the man that has been telling her over and over again he’s okay with her being happy with someone else; a man who saw her lost everything, job, friends…, and never once showed this must worry. 

And she’s suddenly aware of where she stands, she’s the IT girl, just the go to girl when something needs to be done / fix over with computers, she’s back on Season 1, not a friend, not a girlfriend, not even an ex, just an IT girl.

Diggle comfronts Felicity about her strange behaviour on the EWR losing her job. Felicity hands it all back, Diggle didn’t seem to care about her using her abilities when she was using it to help him and destroying his enemy, the General. Diggle is stun. WHAT? Really? He didn’t know (really? 

are you sure, Diggle?) . Felicity tells him about Pandora and Diggle is obviously suspicious, he tries is usual pep talk but Felicity is way out of his grasp. It’s too little too late.

Talking about her “empathy” being her superpower shows how much Diggle is oblivious to Felicity Smoak. “Empathy” isn’t her superpower, for her it never was, empathy was what got her here, empty handed, alone, jobless,without a life of her own.

Still she calls Oliver about Thea’s plans, it’s his business and she’s clocking out. Maybe no one understand that at first but she’s clocking out from the Team where she’s only the IT girl at hand.

To make matters worse Oliver goes and burns Green Arrow to a crisp. Confessing Green Arrow killed Malone, labeling him a Cop KiIler. We are left to imagine how Felicity took this but I have an idea, the hero she’s been helping, for which she lost everything, for which she gave her life, and herself, just confess he’s a criminal, just confessed he murdered her Boyfriend, a guy that put her first, a man that loved her… With his act Oliver turned all of Felicity life into a sham, a big succession of errors for she trusted the wrong person, she trusted Oliver.

She reaches out for Helix. Her way to feel useful. Her way to feel she belongs. The path she envisioned herself taking when she was back in college, for Felicity its getting back into her own path, trying to make up for the time she “lost” on the wrong one, on Oliver’s path and Team Arrow path.

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Oliver Queen

Another “Who the Hell is this guy?” episode. Oliver Queen worrying and pursuing EWR, is unlike any Oliver I know.

Ollie would screw the woman, make a bed mark, and with a smiling face walk on to another pair of legs.

Oliver Queen would deal with it, blaming himself and wanting her to be happy. He would have her get her job back but respect her decision to cut contact.

This Oliver crawls after EWR, this Oliver is spineless when it comes to EWR. She was on her way to turn you into Headlines, while she was in a relationship with you. She bed you seeking to pile more dirt on you, and you crawl after her? 

Originally posted by justalittletumblweed

I don’t know what’s the guys opinion on this but I was pissed at this behaviour. 

I read the argument that he’s showing growth, I didn’t know growing turn you into a whipped lapdog of a women that wanted to hurt you bad. Unless you are into to S&M.

Only one scene of Oliver I did like this episode, he refused to drop the blame on Malone. Not that he recalled Malone was Felicity’s boyfriend (nobody did seem to recall that) but still it was refreshing to watch Oliver make something right.

But not burning Malone has consequences. Oliver decides Green Arrow is taking the fall, he outs Green Arrow as a Killer, a Cop Killer. The blame falls on Green Arrow who is now back to being hunted, as the Team is also all burned.

Adrian Chase

So we had @almondblossomme theory, we had the EP’s on the Inspiration for Prometheus (here) and the timeline to The Vigilante being Adrian Chase soon started not to fit.

So we still don’t know who is The Vigilante but we know who is Prometheus

Originally posted by arrowsource

It’s typical Arrow, using the Comics is a spoiler on itself, so they blindsighted the Comic book guys once more.

I’m very okay with this. Still I need some answers like, Why?, and How come he uses LoA / Talia moves?

I don’t think he knows how deep Oliver Queen feels for Felicity, come to think of it, I don’t really know that either, so he goes after EWR.

I know it’s wrong, but I just want to stop having this Stranger using Oliver Queen face and talking like him on my screen and it just takes Prometheus killing EWR for me to have that I’m afraid to say I’m really okay with it.

There’s only one thing I beg: don’t do Olicity O/S parallels… it would be gross and would alienated a part of this fandom, and lets face it CW Arrow you don’t have enough viewers to be sending a big part of the ones you do have packing.

Thea Queen

Her inner Moira was strong this episode. She wanted to burn Malone;She refused helping Susan (she’s not dead and snakes can handle themselves pretty well so I was okay with it until Oliver decided it was a good idea to ask Felicity instead); To help Oliver she got Felicity sending her blackmail material 

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Sidenote: Still don’t know how Thea knew about Pandora. I must have missed something.

And out goes Thea. With Oliver accepting her arguments that she’s been misbehavin, she’s been trough a lot last couple of years and she needs to go away for a while.

You know who had it as bad? Felicity Smoak. And you know what Oliver, she’s leaving too, she’s just not telling you.

John Diggle

Finally John faced Felicity. He was going to set her straight about EWR (what’s up with guys and this damn woman… were girls fangirling like this about Malone? I think not.) but he gotten himself straighten up instead, a rude awakening, Digg, I grant you that. Still   Oliver f*ck!ing up all episode leaves no other path for Felicity to take and you are not helping Diggle. It’s too little, too late.

Olicity

Things are bad. Things are really bad. At this moment I’m thinking Felicity deserves better. I’m thinking Oliver is happy being a lapdog so let him, Felicity deserves someone that would fight for her, just like EWR has, and Felicity never did.

Originally posted by burnwhatsleftedofme

I’m with this ship but they are ruining it in a way I’m starting to believe it will take more than a year for it to recover.

Arrow

I need to address this. I need to face it. Arrow has had and all time low in ratings, on 5x14 (after Season 4, this is saying something). LL stans stopped watching (most of them at least); there’s some people on the Arrow fandom just for the sake of Arrow but most are here either for OTA, or Olicity, or Felicity Smoak, or Oliver Queen.

At this time the only ones happy to watch Arrow are the Arrow for the sake of Arrow and LL stans still remaining.

OTA is nowhere to be seen

Oliver Queen was transformed into a spineless dumb man, choosing a backstabbing girlfriend over a sister.

Felicity Smoak… we are still here for her but we are in pain. We hurt from all the ways her pain and suffering is ignored; from all the attention she’s forced to watch Oliver give EWR when she never had it, ever, that must be crushing; have her life standing by a hero be turned into a life of standing by a killer, Malone’s killer, a guy that really loved her for her; get’s treated like a simple IT girl by her ex while he asks her to help his GF get her job back, Felicity lost Palmer Tech because of Oliver, I don’t recall him giving a f*ck. Summing up Felicity found out that since she met Oliver Queen she has been on the wrong path (she wasn’t but that’s what it must feel like after 5x15)

Olicity… need I say more? They kept blowing holes in our ship. I will go down with it. I will keep being here until the end, but I never thought they would go this low.

All that said, I’m here, I will keep watching, I’m still with Arrow and Olicity. Someday Writers will hit rock bottom and the only way is up, but it’s getting harder and harder to understand how they are going to rebuild this after the Nuclear bombs they sent / are going to send our way.

Originally posted by tankdestruction

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