oh god it looks so bad all big


Dating Sodapop Curtis would include…

- Hanging out with Steve and Soda at the DX

- Sitting on the counter while Soda works the register

- Watching Soda fix cars

- Having to deal with Steve and Soda constantly talking about cars

“But Steve did you see it? That thing was a beauty-”

“No that thing was a piece of junk. Did you miss the mustang we saw last week? That was a beauty.”

“You’re crazy. You know-”
“Would you both please take a break for three minutes and not talk about cars? I mean seriously, carry on some other, normal conversation, please.”



*sigh* “Oh whatever. You two are hopeless.”

- Hanging out at the Curtis’s house

- Soda taking you on little dates randomly

- Making Soda blush because it’s so easy

“You are so cute.”

“No I am not. I’m tuff-”

“You’re like a little puppy. You wanna be all big and bad but you just look so adorable! See, you’re blushing again! Aww you just look so cute!”

- Convincing Darry, Ponyboy and the gang that you aren’t like Sandy

- Dealing with Two-Bit’s jokes

“Hey, can you get me a soda while you’re in there?”

“God y/n, you really love soda don’t you.”

“I mean, yeah it’s alright.”

“How often do you drink soda?”

“Well, um, I mean I don’t really-”

“Shut up Two-Bit!”

“I’m just making conversation!”

“No you are trying to be vulgar so shut it!”

- Reassuring Soda that you don’t care if he’s a dropout

- Getting real nervous when the draft starts and Soda is eligible

- Saving up for years with Soda so that you two can afford a place together

- Coming home to Soda

- Seeing his bright smile every morning

“You have such a pretty smile.”

“You’ve got a pretty face.”

“You’ve got the brightest smile I have ever seen.”

“You are the most beautiful person I have ever laid my eyes on.”

“Oh please.”

“The best view i could imagine waking up to.”

- Trying to win over Ponyboy, who is convinced no girl is good enough for Soda

- Getting angry when other girls flirt with Soda

- Him calling you his baby

- Soda singing to you when you’re sick because you made him one time and discovered he has a real pretty voice

- Sodapop loving to go down on you, just all the time. He doesn’t even ask you to return the favor

“What are you doing?”

“Good morning baby.”

“What are you- ohh, oh God Soda,”

“Just relax baby, let me get my breakfast.”

- Soda admitting through truth or dare that his favorite place in the world is in between your thighs

- Lots of morning sex because Sodapop never fails to wake up with morning wood

- Him being really demanding in bed, always insisting that you tell him exactly what you want him to do before he will start anything

“Come on Soda, please.”

“Nope, you gotta say it.”

“But you know what I need Soda, just, please, come on.”

“Not until you say it.”

- He is really passionate but he can also be very playful and lighthearted when it comes to sex

- He adores the way your legs feel around him, his waist and his neck

- Him absolutely loving blowjobs but never wanting to ask for fear of pressuring you

- You trying to get him to stop being so nice every once in awhile and really say what he wants

“Too nice?”

“Yes. I mean it’s great that you are so well mannered but, I just need for you to tell me what you want ya know. At least pretend like you want to be in this relationship.”

“What do you mean?  I want this y/n I do and you know that.”
“Then act like it. Just take something you want for a change and stop being such a pushover!”

“You want me to stop being a pushover? Take what I want?”


“I want you. I want you everyday for the rest of my life. I want to come home to you in my home. That is enough for me y/n. You are more than enough for what I want in my life.”

- Having little fights with Soda that always seem to end with long hugs with Soda whispering sweet nothings into your ear

- Fighting some of the girls who go too far

- Him never letting you alone with Dally

- Showering with Soda

- Patching Soda up after he gets in a fight with some socs who were trying to hit on you

- Trying to get Soda to stop from going to the rumbles

- Getting caught staring at Soda whenever he is changing

“What are you looking at huh?”

“Something very sexy.”

“What did you just say?”


“Did you just seriously say that? In front of everyone?”

“No. I have no idea what you are talking about.”

- Sometimes suggesting that Soda should go with pants for a while

- Soda asking you to start your life with him so that the two of you will never have to be separated.

I am so sorry.


anonymous asked:

omg can you write a hc for drunk race please? ily

honestly this is such a good one there’s a lot of potential here lol so sorry for the length. also this is newsies!race since the preference wasn’t specified hope that’s fine!

  • first of all, every newsie in their right mind wouldn’t even think about giving race alcohol
  • so every time he shows up with it, which isn’t all too often tbh, no one even knows how he got it in the first place
  • but then again no one even knows how he really got his signature cigars, so at this point everyone just assumes that race is either really awful with money management or he’s just really good at stealing things
  • it’s the second one
  • but anyway, you know how race acts towards weisel when he’s buying papes? that whole like teasing, flirty “i’ll call ya sweetheart if you spot me 50 papes” thing?
  • that’s drunk race
  • that’s exactly him right there except 10x worse
  • he gets all physical and clingy and giggly and flirty towards all the newsies and he’s met with different kinds of reactions
  • jack is the most used to it having known race for a long time. he’s at the point where he just plays along, flirting back, letting race hang onto him, etc. while also making sure he isn’t overdoing it with the alcohol
  • (“hiiii jackyy” “how’s my fave boy doing?” “better now that you’re here now dollface” “aww thanks pal” “d’ya love me jack?” “always baby. now have some water so you won’t be grippin’ so hard when you wake up in the morning.”)
  • davey gets super shy and embarrassed but not in a bad way. his face gets super red whenever race is all over him since he’s not used to attention like that, but he usually doesn’t fend off his advances 
  • (“hey davey?” “yeah?” “you have… the prettiest eyes” “oh my god race” “seriously they’re like two big, green jewels” “race please” “waitwait waait don’t move imma get in closer to look” “r a c e”)
  • crutchie loves drunk race. it’s cause he loves how normal race is all sarcastic, snarky comments and bad attitudes while drunk race is full of love, affection, and sentiment. once race sobers up, crutchie’s always there to tease and remind him of all the sappy things he’s done 
  • (“c’mon race we had such a beautiful moment yesterday” “crutchie i swear to god-“ “gather round boys and girls cause i’m about to tell the tale of how race spent 20 minutes improvising poetry about all the things he loves about me-“ “say one more word and you’ll be wakin’ up in the mornin’ with two bum legs.” “i love you too bud.”
  • albert is the biggest victim out of all of them tho lol. cause since race is p much his best friend (even though they always nag, tease, and make fun of each other) and they’re “roommates” in the sense that they sleep in close quarters, he’s always the one who has to deal with race the morning after, along with also receiving a decent amount of the flirting and clinginess. 
  • (“race. c’mon get up the morning’ bell rang like 5 minutes ago.” “nngggghhhhh” “…don’t make me do it.” “*slowly looks up, looking like death, anger blazing in his eyes* you wouldn’t da-“ “*uses a metal pipe to SLAM the metal railing repeatedly* WAKEY WAKEY MR. HIGGINS TIME TO START THE DAY!!!” “if i wasn’t half dead, tomorrow’s pape would be reporting the death of an ugly orphan boy who toppled over the railing and smashed his brains in, i swear to god.” “drunk race would never treat me like this, he loves me.” “drunk race is dead. and so are you.” “*screeching*”)

request headcannons from me or submit your own!
(and please specify if you want newsies hcs or modern hcs. thank you!)

noticed - tom holland

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request: I really enjoyed the last fic you posted so im gonna request another one (pls dont be annoyed?🙈) 102.“You’re the only person I wanted to be with tonight” with either tom or peter which ever fits 😘😍

summary: tom finally gets a few days off and he can’t wait to spend them with his girlfriend, y/n.

notes: went with tom bc it felt it fit better. this is short and sweet and fluffy and i hope you enjoy :)) also, i could never be annoyed by someone liking my writing!! requests should be opening soon ;)

word count: 893

Tom threw his arm around you as the two of you entered the theater. You smiled, leaning into him. It almost didn’t feel real; you couldn’t believe he was actually home. 

You found your seats and sat down, placing the popcorn between you. Tom leaned over, a bit awkwardly, and pressed a kiss to your temple. You giggled, swatting him away. He picked up the popcorn and lifted the armrest, shuffling slightly so that he could keep his arm around you during the movie.

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Seventeen: Diamond Edge in Chicago

I’m here to tell you ladies about my 3rd concert experience and meeting Seventeen. It was sooooo much fun. Seventeen had a packed house, all the way sold out. every seat filled. I’ll tell you what I remember from the concert + high touch after the concert. I’ll give you highlights because I’m bad at telling stuff in order, so forgive me.

  • Dino  was first at the hi touch and he’s soooooo cute slash handsome with his big smile. We high fived each other. and I told him “oh my God Dinoo” that’s all I said to Dino and he just smiled so big and giggled.
  • Vernon was such a sweetheart looking every fan in their eyes at hi touch. When I saw that I got nervous. I was shaking thinking about being face to face with Vernon. I called him “bae” and he just laughed and raised his eyebrows at me all sexy while smiling and I almost tripped because of it. The devil is a lie. LET ME TELL YOU RIGHT NOW! VERNON IS SOOOOOOOOO VERY HANDSOME! I THOUGHT TO MYSELF damn, is even real?
  • Woozi called the fans in Chicago beautiful. Yes looks wise, beautiful. I thought that was so sweet. This man is so talented. I felt like jumping on the stage to hug him.
  • Jeonghan, is he even real? so gorgeous. I love his personality. When I got to him in hi touch he was laughing a bit because I was laughing, he’s so ugh un real. He just seems like such a sweetheart, I wanted to take him home.
  • Jun is sexy. boy can D-A-N-C-E. Like don’t play with bias list Jun.
  • Hoshi was sick sadly, so he wasn’t there :(
  • The8, Seungkwan was giving their speech in English and Vernon was helping The8 with his English and it was so fucking cute!! I can’t even!
  • Seungkwan’s voice gave me chills and I appreciate him for speaking in English with us, even though he didn’t have to.
  • Hip hop team went hard af on their mixtape song “Coincidence” when that beat dropped we all screamed so loud, I was ready. They were so into it, jumping up and down and my ass was jumping too looking a mess.
  • Mingyu did a little sexy dance break and he said in English he’s shy and Vernon was laughing hard at him.
  • The8 and Vernon kept whispering to each other, probably spilling major tea.
  • The8 was so precious during hi touch he almost looked nervous but then I walked up to him and he gave me a big smile and I said “Aw love you.” And he said “Thank you” so faintly.
  • Mingyu with his fine self he didn’t just hi give me he grabbed onto my hand while I went in for a high five. His eyes are so gorgeous up close and that smile had me weak in the knees bitch I thought I was gone fall!
  • Wonwoo DONT GET ME STARTED! Ok first of all his voice! Deeep! I was like damn I knew it was deep in songs but not that deep in person, when he performed live it’s so sexy!! And during hi touch I just said “Wonwoooo” and he laughed and I was so proud to make him laugh. His smile is so beautiful!! 😍
  • S.Coups I’m mad I wish I could’ve said something more clever but I just said “AGH SCOUPS” like…that’s it…but he just giggled and high fives me. He’s an Angel.
  •  Joshua so even more handsome in person! They all are but Joshua looked like he came straight from an anime, his eyes are so beautiful. He was so sweet and said “hello”

I’m awful because I don’t remember every single thing that happened but the hip hop team stood out to me because I’m such a hard core hip hop unit Stan. They were being… how should I say? …sexy? Different in the states. Showing out, great fan engagement, I enjoyed it, they seemed to enjoy their first concert in the US too. If I had to point out anything I would say I had a connection with Vernon and Mingyu 👀☕️🍫I’ll just say that.            

anonymous asked:

Hi Amy! so how about this? V asks mc for a date night, ofc mc is excited, they decide to go to the movies, mc dresses nicely for him but she worked hard all week so near the end of the movie she ends up falling asleep resting her head on V's shoulder, how would he react?

Hello anon! Sorry this is super late- but here you go love ^^


  • MC is super excited, like, hell ya, movie dates are the best-
  • The only problem was it was on a Friday- and MC worked hard everyday, but Thursdays and Fridays were the hardest days.
  • Bless his soul, Jihyun was super excited to ask you, so he kind of forgot about that- but bless his big ole heart you guys
  • He tries to tell you, you guys can postpone
  • “We can do it on Saturday evening, or sunday!” 
  • “No, no, Friday evening is fine Jihyun!” 
  • “But-”
  • It doesn’t work- you’re super excited too, and you don’t wanna ruin it. 
  • Boy, it may just be a movie date, but MC dresses hella cute, all nice and shit
  • When he sees you he’s like “man how did I find someone so beautiful…” 
  • He loves you so fucking much. 
  • Compliments you so much- you don’t have time to feel self conscious if you do.
  • Pickin out a movie is so easy- this boy will watch whatever you want, he’s just glad to be with you. 
  • You usually also share one bag of big popcorn between the two of you, one soda, etc. You both don’t see the need for double of everything, especially since I don’t think Jihyun would be too big on eating a lot of popcorn during a movie
  • Like he’ll eat it, but he’s usually so engrossed he forgets it okay
  • A n y wa y
  • At some point, around the halfway mark of the movie, he feels a weight on his shoulder, you’d been leaning on it with your head anyway but like
  • Suddenly it was like??? Dead weight- like you rested ALL of your weight onto his shoulder. 
  • Looks over, and sees that you drifted off and just smiles
  • But also, feels so bad, like “she was tired? I should’ve known oh god..” 
  • He does not have the heart to wake you up whatsoever, like he can’t do it. 
  • He’ll take his jacket, which he has resting beside him and maneuver it onto you while you sleep on his shoulder.
  • You’ll probs wake up near the end of the film, or at the very end; and oh god
  • “Jihyun! I’m so sorry, I’m sorry I ruined tonight! I was just… You could have woken me up I’m sorry!”
  • “It’s okay MC, it really is. I shouldn’t have brought us out with you so tired- plus, watching you with such a peaceful face…” 
  • Takes you home- wraps you in a blanket, and you sleep on him at home as well. 
  • He love you so got damn much boi
The College Years - Sophomore Year (Chapter 30) - Stiles Stilinski

Author: @were-cheetah-stiles

Title: “The Booty Call Boy”

Characters: Stiles Stilinski, Scott McCall, Malia Tate & Reader/OFC

Warnings: Cursing, mention of sex.

Author’s Note: Malia was not getting enough love or attention in this fic, and I think she’s hilarious sooooo.

Summary: Stiles and Y/N fill in Scott on their theory about who summoned the rabisu to Beacon Hills, only for Scott to divulge a startling secret about the summoner’s connection with the Pack.

Chapter Twenty-Nine - Chapter Thirty - Chapter Thirty-One

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Stiles had his weight pressed firmly against both Scott and the rolling stand that held his IV drip, as they did laps in the hall around the hospital. It had been eight days since he was attacked outside of his house; ending up in the hospital with deep defensive wounds on his hands, forearms, and shin, a broken wrist, a lacerated liver, a perforated intestine, a massive loss in blood, and a swollen brain that had left him in a coma for four days. In the four days since he had been awake, Stiles and Y/N had figured out what had been attacking Beacon Hills: a demon from Ancient Mesopotamian mythology called a rabisu.

“So you think that Sam Wirths summoned the rabisu to Beacon Hills?” Scott asked, as he escorted his best friend around the hospital.

“I don’t think, Scott, I know. He fits the bill. You know I have an eye for evil and this kid screams ‘evil’.”

“He went to Beacon Hills High with you guys, and then he went off to Berkeley and was literally in my Mesopotamia class with me, Scott. It has to be him.” You said, as you walked along with them.

“Okay well if it was Sam, then we should talk to Malia.” Scott suggested.

“Why should we talk to Malia about Sam? We talked to him so little in high school that my Dad didn’t even think to mention that he was the one who had died. Did she even know him? He was so quiet.. she would’ve walked all over him with her little coyote paws.” Stiles joked.

“Yea, she knew him. You remember.. they hooked up for a couple of months during our first semester. He lived next door to Malia and Cora.” Scott told the two of them.

Stiles stopped in his tracks, leaning heavily on the IV drip. “Malia dated Sam last year?!”

“How did you not know about this?” Scott asked, turning around to look at his friend, raising his hands in the air.

“Why would I know about that? It’s not like Malia and I are incredibly close anymore, not since we broke up.” Stiles said, glaring at Scott.

“Okay, why don’t we just get Malia down here and see what she knows?” You suggested, as you took Stiles’ elbow and continued leading him down the hall back to his room.

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>> Pairing: Yoongi / Reader
>> Genre: Fluff, Slight Angst
>> Rating: PG-13
>> Word Ct: 2.093
Prompt: Hey ♡ can you do a scenario where Yoongi is a street fighter and y/n is his best friend who’s also in love with him and seeing him getting beaten up sometimes breaks your heart
A/N: Thank you @minimilkiway for the prompt! Sorry for the delay! Hope you enjoy! 

You always promised yourself that you’d support Yoongi unconditionally. He’s your best friend, your roommate, you’ve known each other for years, but he doesn’t always make the best decisions with his life. First there was the shady delivery job when he was in high school, the drug trials he volunteered for, and now this. Street fighting. Of all things. He’s really not making it easy for you to stand by him.

Still, here you are, a towel slung over your shoulder and a bottle of water in your hands, watching him get ready for his fight. The MC announces that the fighters should approach the ring, and you’re fully prepared to have a series of heart palpitations. Yoongi though? He’s ready. He’s rolling out his shoulders, cracking his neck, typical tough guy stuff, and then he smiles back at you.

“For good luck?” He asks, extending his pinky finger towards you.

Looking at it, you remember each time he’s asked you to do this. It started as some stupid little gesture, whenever he’d go in for a test, or a competition, he’d find you. He always insisted that if it was a promise to you, he’d follow through. And to date, he’s never broken a pinky promise. So you indulge him. Every time.

Sighing, you lock your pinky with his. “Promise me you’ll be safe.”

His eyes light up. “I promise.”

“Promise me you’ll be smart.” You continue.

“I promise.”

“Promise me you’ll win.” You finish with a weak smile.

He nods, grinning from ear to ear. “I promise.”

Watching him head out through the crowd, hands above his head, you prepare for the worst. You’ve always heard about the injuries, the horror stories, and you’re asking yourself why you didn’t draw a line here. Why you’re putting yourself through all of this worry just to watch your best friend get beaten to a bloody pulp.

Because you’re in love with him, you moron. You remind yourself begrudgingly. And because you’re the biggest enabler ever.

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Kpop boyfriend~ Rocky ~

Park Minhyuk aka Rocky from ASTRO <3

Originally posted by eunrocky

  • Awkward smiles
  • he wouldn’t be the type to ask you out right away
  • he would get really close to you
  • he would find ways to get you to open up about everything
  • long nights where he has this soft understanding look on his face
  • him holding you if you need to cry
  • he would wait until the right moment to look you in the eyes and ask you to be his
  • and his cute self would stutter through that sentence so bad you would have to hold back a laugh
  • nose kisses
  • him cooking every meal for you
  • him. singing. in. the. shower.
  • he doesn’t think you hear him cause you’re “sleeping” but…you hear him
  • he wouldn’t like PDA, but he would be a hand holder
  • he would want to touch you at all times
  • if it be touching your cheek
  • booping your nose
  • holding hands
  • anything was enough to him
  • you just looking at him, makes his heart flutter and he can’t look into those eyes for long
  • he would “collapse” to the ground and pretend his heart was gonna pop out of his chest
  • the constant flowers
  • if he has schedule and couldn’t see you he would make you snapchat him
  • EVERYTHING he wanted to see everything you did
  • he would know exactly what style you have and what you want and buy you so many clothes, shoes, hats
  • he would whine when you give him crap about his ANNOYINGLY long hair and beg you to deal with it cause the company wont let him cut it
  • you giving his legs massages cause he dances too hard for too long
  • you bringing soup and good food to the practice room for JUST him and all the members end up sharing it and leaving nothing for him, but you know its coming so you have more food in secret
  • sassy sanha and giving you two shit
  • he would ALWAYS be the big spoon
  • he would sleep in and snore..loud as well as his bed head is sexy 
  • his abs
  • his big but soft hands
  • soft eyes
  • alllllllllllll the ageyo
  • all over the cutest, softest boy

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Crushing on Crutchie and not being a Newsie Headcanons

Aight guys, after this long wait, you finally get some dank headcanons. Enjoy!!!

Request: Headcannon where you’re walking your dog and suddenly he/she gets lose so u chase after it and find ur dog licking and on top of this newsie (crutchie) who’s laughing with this huge smile that makes you melt and you help him up and for the troubles you buy a paper and everyday u walk the same route so u can see the cute newsie

Warnings: I cuss. I always cuss.

Crushing on Crutchie and not being a Newsie headcanons:

- You are not a Newsie

- So, one day you’re walking your dog down the street.

- And they’re very rowdy on this particular day

- And the leash slips from your hand

- And you chase them for a few blocks

- They turn a corner, so you do as well

- and when you turn the corner, you see them sitting on top of someone

- It’s obvious that your dog had knocked them over

- But the handsome stranger has a large grin, and is laughing

- It make your heart leap out of your chest

- Then you notice his crutch laying beside him

- This makes you feel worse

- What if your dog hurt his leg even more?!

- You apologize profusely

- He tells you it’s no problem, and hands you your dog

- You help his stand, and pick up his crutch

- “Is there any way I could make it up to you”

- “Oh, you’d don’t hafta do that miss-”

- “Please. My dog knocked you over.”

- “Ain’t the first time I’ve been knocked ova miss. And if I’s had to choose, death by dog would be mah favorite way ta go.”

- You both laugh at this

- Then you notice his bag and it clicks in your head

- He’s a newsie

- “Hold on,”

- He watches you dig out your coin

- “Here.”

- “Miss, I couldn’t-”

- “My dog knocked you over, the least I could do is buy a paper.”

- He’s hesitant, but accepts the offer and exchanges your coin for a paper

- After this, you find yourself walking your dog the same way in hope of seeing this cute news boy

- And after your fourth encounter, you learn his name is Crutchie

- He’s only ever called you “Miss”

- So when you tell him your name:

- “Miss(Y/N)”

- Your heart melts

- He said your name with such a pretty smile

- Teeth and all

- “Just (Y/N) is fine.”

- “Alright, Just (Y/N).”

- You often see him while walking your dog

- And sometimes you two will sit at a bench

- And your dog will snuggle into Crutchie’s lap

- It’s the cutest thing you’ve ever seen in your life

- “I wish we’s had a dog at tha lodgin’ house.”

- “Are you not allowed?”

- “Some of tha boys are allergic.”

- “Well then I guess this gives you another reason to keep seeing me.”

- You both blush when you say this.

- “I’s don’t need any reason ta keep seein’ you otha than you.”

- (Side note, Crutchie felt really stupid when he said this, because it sounded better in his head)

- (Other side note, you found it really fucking adorable)

- After this encounter you two become slightly more blushy around eachother

- One day you get curious

- “Don’t newsies usually sell in pairs? Do you sell with someone?”

- Crutchie looks up from petting your dog and blushes

- “Yeah. I’s have a sellin’ partner.”

- “Why are they never around?”

- Crutchie gets very flustered by this question and burries his nose in your dogs fur

- “I’s leave them alone for a while to come see you.”

- This is muffled slightly by your dog, who was licking Crutchie’s face

- Seeing him flustered like this was adorable

- And then what he says finally registers in your brain

- And became very blushy.

- The first time he doesn’t show up, you get worried

- He doesn’t show up for about a month

- You figure it’s because of the strike

- But you can’t help but worry

- It’s now that you finally admit it to yourself

- You have a crush on the newsboy

- A big crush

- You got it bad

- And when you see him again he has all these bruises

- And bandages

- Your heart fucking drops.

- “Oh my god, what happened to you.”

- He tells you what happened

- About the strike

- Getting taken to the refuge

- “But (Y/N)… We won.”

- He looked like he was going to cry

- “We won!”

- He pulls you into this tight hug

- And his crutch falls to the ground

- You hold each other tightly

- “I was so scared.”

- He kisses to top of your head.

- “No reason to be now.”

- You two stand there for the longest time

- And when you pull back, you see the tear stains on his face

- “I’s thought you would have forgotten ‘bout me while I’s was away.”

- “Then you’re insane, Crutchie.”

- You stand on your tiptoes and press a kiss to his cheek

- “Absolutely insane.”

Thank You (to Lokis like You)

A quick thing I need to say in regards to the MCU and its Loki.

Thank you.

To Taiki Waititi, of course, brilliant madman that he is. Ragnarok looks like it’s going to be a fun ride. In a more general sense I need to thank the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole for taking a pretty huge step forward for Marvel and its comics by shedding a bright new spotlight on these heroes and villains and their antics, drawing in fresh eyes and fans who might never have given the series a second thought otherwise. I was one of the latter.

I had only some hazy idea of who those spandex clad folks were from the X-Men films and the X-Men Evolution cartoon. (I was enamored with every version of Nightcrawler for a spell, got the action figure and everything.) But while I still kept Professor X’s gifted youngsters in a corner of my heart, I never really threw myself into any of the Marvel universes. They were just another cool thing to smile over, maybe record an episode, maybe pick up a back issue or two once in a while. No big deal.

Then the other kids started showing up. A number of Hulks and Spider-Men. Captain America and Bucky. Iron Man and Nick Fury. Thor and Loki.

I saw them all with my father, half from personal interest—Nolanverse Batman and some re-watchings of Blade had psyched me up for more superheroes—and half from just having something to share with Dad. It was fun.

But the one he liked the least was the one that held my attention the most, even months after it left the theater.


It wasn’t a masterpiece. It’d become obvious later in the franchise’s run that the MCU just didn’t see the need to put as much effort into it as they did with breadwinners like Stark and Rogers cavorting around with their human stories and conspiracies and intrigue. We all know that hours of additional footage were shaved off both Thor and Thor: the Dark World—supposedly for time reasons, though both films were rather stubby compared to their neighbors. As a result the movies offered to the public were missing key character moments only to be found when digging in the Blu-rays and the storylines seemed choppier for it.

Even so. I was interested.

Why? Because my oblivious ass had no idea these guys existed. Not as comic book characters, not as gods of Norse myth, nothing. This was all brand new territory, watered down as it was. I’d only had Greek myths in my head—because they are the Classic Mythology and therefore Most Important, say the public schools and community colleges—and these gods seemed more like deities I’d feel safer standing in a room with. For what little time and space they got, the Asgardians gave a glimpse of something unique. Yet even with this in mind, I might have set them on the same, ‘oh that’s nice,’ shelf as every other fandom if not for the dude with the horns.

Yes, Loki ‘Glassy-eyed, Shakespearian archetype, “TELL ME!!1!,” ‘Guys seriously we need to blur out the crotch give him a damn courtesy flap in the next costume,’ #DaddyIssues’ Odin/Laufeyson.

The character that Hiddleston put out there drew me most because, well, he was kind of a sore thumb. Here were all these big bombastic warrior gods and giants and comic book flotsam, there was him all dark and scheming, prepped and ready for a villainous cackling spell, and…

And he doesn’t cackle. Oh, he gets a proper ‘I’m so smart look at my plan coming to fruition fuck yeah’ smirk here and there, but there’s next to nothing of the original recipe asshole god I would come to know and hate-love in the comics. The Loki that Hiddleston put together in the MCU for that first film was interesting because he wasn’t just the clear cut, ‘Mwa ha ha,’ bad guy.

When he looks away as Odin lavishes praise on Thor in the coronation, when he shuts down as Heimdall cuts into him on the Bifrost, when he goes bug-eyed at the sight of his blue skin in the giant fight, when he tells the Warriors Three that he let it slip to a guard and thus to Odin where they were going so they wouldn’t be lost/killed, when he confronts Odin about his origins, when he murders Laufey in a display of fealty, when he goes into a psychological meltdown as Thor—Thor, who should be K.O.’d on Midgard after the Destroyer, after he froze Heimdall to keep him from mucking with the Bifrost, who should not be there, in his way, always in his way, suddenly lecturing him for trying to wipe out the frost giants after only three measly days on the mortal dirt ball when Thor himself went there to wage war and swing his hammer—when he cries out to Odin Allfather that he’d done all of it for him, for all of them, look, look where his loyalty lies, he is not a monster like them, not like the frost giants, he is of Asgard, he is an Odinson, Father, look Father, all of this was for you

“No, Loki.”

And then he goes quiet again. Perfectly quiet.

His grip loosens.

“Loki, no.”

He lets go.

Thor screams and Loki is quiet, quiet, dropping into the Void, expecting death—I think he expected it later when the Dark World came around too, but that’s another ramble—not caring either way.

Then he shows up in the after credits scene, clearly mangled and burnt by something, with the first hints of the warped bastard from the comics showing in the smile.

That was a hell of a thing to see in what was otherwise a very hasty B+ movie. I cared more about his story than any of the thunderbolts and lightning and pseudo-romance flying around. So I put the name Loki in Google.

And holy shit have I gone far since.

Here were the comics, a sprawling evolution for the Villain, the Child, the Magpie, and the Storyteller, the last’s tale still unfolding, marching out of the mold labeled God of Evil by pioneer writers (and by the first Christians to slap the mantle of the Devil on him).

Here were the mythos, a vision of laughter and guile, myriad shapes and ultimate despair, strange children and legendary world-ending wrath.

Here were all these people who knew of all these Lokis, all these stories, all the stories they made from those stories, these excellent fans and friends.

Since first seeing that live action Loki—a character very much pruned down from his roots, made subtler, sadder, more prone to use blades than magic—I have come to put the comics’ God of Stories and the Norsemen’s God of Mischief both on the shelf reserved for Favorite Troublemaking Fucker(s). But I would be doing a disservice to the character and the god if I did not give thanks to the version that first opened the door to the Trickster and everything they’ve gotten their sneaky fingers into.

So, thank you to the Loki of the MCU.

Thank you to Tom Hiddleston for making the character more than the sneering cookie cutter villain put down in the script. Thank you for coddling the sour green meanie as you have, for being as much a geek for him as your own fans, for making him too marketable to kill off for good, as has not been the case for so many other MCU baddies. Thank you for being the gateway jerk god to all the other iterations of the jerk god.

Thank you.

(Now if you could just talk to the directors about getting a wig that doesn’t look like it’s not been washed in three days…)

anonymous asked:

RFA reacting to mc who looks like a very handsome guy, but is biologically female?

Hello nonnie! I’m pretty sure you didn’t mean transgender..Just a female who looks like a handsome male *as you said*! But, just in case, if you did mean transgender, then please let me know and I’ll come and tweak these headcanons for you! 

Apologies for any typos or sentences that are a little jumbled! It’s very late here so my brain is feeling a little slow and sleepy! 


  • Yoosung makes it way more awkward than it needs to be
  • *Looks at the boobs* *looks at the face* *boobs* *face*
  • “Yoosung, what are you doing.”
  • what, nothing, I swear, it’s fine, NOTHING AWKWARD HERE
  • It really isn’t a big deal at all, but Yoosung is really surprised that a female could look that much like a male 
  • But it’s not a bad thing because his mind is just:
  • oh my god you look like some sort of gorgeous elven prince and oh my god are you real can you marry me???
  • He likes both females and males and so this is not at all a problem for him *He will of course use the pronouns that you want* *Also don’t take that to be canon information, it’s just my personal headcanon that Yoosung likes both males and females! I can elaborate in a separate post on my personal sexuality headcanons if someone would like!*
  • It’s not like “I don’t like guys so this is weird for me”
  • No this is very fine
  • This is extremely fine, he has the best of both worlds okay


  • “Wow, Jagiya~ You’re just like me!~” 
  • “Zen are you implying that you’re a girl”
  • “Huh? No! I’m saying that we’re both amazingly handsome~” (I can only think of @myetie ‘s Halloween comic strip where Zen’s in the mirror room like “These are some scary good looks” like I love Zen to death but o h m y g o d a c c u r a t e)
  • Zen describes you as having ‘actor-worthy looks’ for looking like a male but actually being a female. Not to mention, a very good looking male. 
  • You assume that’s a compliment because Zen always has good intentions???
  • If you don’t go by male pronouns though, Zen will probably get really pissed when paparazzi refers to you as one or talks about your masculine features like they’re a bad thing?
  • You try to calm him down like “Zen, you can’t really blame them for thinking-”
  • And you try, you really do but Zen is:
  • *It’s only because he loves you though, cut him some slack*


  • Jaehee can’t actually believe it, but even if you didn’t look like a male, she’s sure she still would have found you to surpass even Zen in looks.
  • And that’s a big thing for her because z e n is z e n
  • However, other than that, it..really isn’t too big of a deal for her..?
  • It doesn’t change the way she acts around you and you two kind of just go about your relationship normally?
  • She just really
  • Really
  • likes to sit quietly and admire you sometimes 
  • But that would happen even if you looked more like a female!
  • *I understand Jaehee’s is rather short for this one but I truly don’t think that this would be that big of a deal to her! Like Jumin, she just loves you for who you are and thinks your looks are wonderful in general, not because they resemble the opposite gender!*


  • “Wow..you’re very stunning”
  • He doesn’t even mention the fact that you have male facial characteristics
  • Because like..he doesn’t feel the need to? 
  • He just thinks you’re insanely beautiful and that he is one lucky man, good god
  • You bring it up to him and his response is:
  • “It doesn’t make much of a difference to me. I just think you’re gorgeous. Is that alright?” 
  • He usually corrects the media when they refer to you as a male though *If you don’t use male pronouns*
  • “Mr. Han!! What do you have to say about you and this man-”
  • “This man is actually my wife. No further comment.” 
  • He always asks if anyone gives you a hard time about it
  • “One of the security guards actually s-”
  • F i r e d


  • Okay but cosplay
  • He really thinks it’s cool that if you guys were to dress up as characters and you wanted to dress up as a male, you could pull it off really well??
  • He envies this because even though he can pull of a
  • VERY good female,
  • In his opinion, it doesn’t even come close to what you could do
  • He also finds entertainment out of the confusion that will be on some people’s faces when they’re not exactly sure about your gender?
  • They don’t ever come at you and say rude things, but Seven can just read their expressions 
  • And he can just tell that they’re trying to figure it out like a conspiracy theorist tries to figure out the history of the Illuminati 
  • Sometimes he’ll tell people that you’re a guy just to mess with them
  • “Oh no no, he’s a guy!”
  • *w i n k w i n k*
  • ‘…..what the hell was the wink for…?’ 

anonymous asked:

Psst consider Eposette with “you moved away when we were in elementary school and moved back when we’re in high school and dear lord have the years been kind to you” au

OMG!! (Thanks!!)
it’s so perfect too

just imagine Cosette (atm 7yo) living in the same building as the Thenardiers, getting to know little Eponine (also 7yo) and having a mild crush on her.

Eps on the other hand is MEAN like officially, terribly mean with Cosette and uses Cosette’s obvious soft spot for her to make her do things like put the stuff they used to play away, make her the victim in all the impersonating games etc.

NOW I don’t want Fantine dead do let’s just say that she’s in a bad place financially and Cosette moves to her uncle’s (Valjean) at some point, it’s a bad day for her because #moving trauma, but in a couple of months she’s actually enjoying her staying at JVJ’s 

fast forward 5/6 years, Cosette comes back at Fantine’s with Valjean and they are a big happy family 

and one day in high school she kind of bumps into this girl that’s so cool and perfectly soft punk and she’s heart-eyes all over her and OH MY GOD ARE YOU EPONINE THENARDIER?!

at that point Eponine just looks at her, short soft curls framing a face that’s so bright and beautiful that you could get a sunburn and her little pan heart just goes *puff*

Stop looking at me God damn it I said STOP get out of my house and STOP LOOKING AT ME please I can’t move I can’t breathe oh God I can’t look away and I’ll go mad I can’t take those dark eyes not those big black pools of evil with bloody tears, those are the Devil’s eyes and I can’t oh God let me go I can’t look at the Devil’s eyes and the blood oh Jesus the blood I can’t take the staring anymore Mother Mary take it all away it hurts so bad and I can change oh please oh please oh PLEASE STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT I’ll be so good I’ll never sin again just PLEASE.
—  But the mirror did not respond.
Daddy’s Home

Summary: Negan comes home to his dogs??? (Idk, I suck at summaries, haha.)
POV: Negan
Word Count: 1520
Warnings: Cursing, overload of cuteness
Authors note: Someone at @negans-network said “so uh, I can’t stop imagining Negan with a bunch of pittbulls/other dogs at his home base and just bubber-fluffing a big dog and laughing” and although it sucks,  I just had to write something.
Parts: 1/1 - Completed


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anonymous asked:

okay but, you have a nsfw acc ((which i just scrolled through, oops too young for that haha)) but youre like this super cute n innocent artist and it even reflects on your drawings and like youre always happy and using emojis and i have to protect you from the big bad world BUT THEN AGAIN YOU MAKE NSFW BUT ITS LIKE: "oh hey guys look at this kinky smut i made :D" AND GOD UR SO CUTE!! MUST PROTECT U

Hahaha XD
But online I think I’m nicer and stuff because I can’t be as sarcastic as I really am IRL XP
I do try my best to be positive though! :3
and it honestly helps when all the messages I’ve been getting have been so lovely and kind ;w;
And fufufufufu
Honestly, even as far as smut goes I’m pretty vanilla, so, ahaha XD
But yeah, stuff and things ^w^

Things that please me in Ch. 846



But firstly, this: 

All of ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ happening. Because oh my god a female character that looks different and is merciless and bad ass. Yes please. I adore her character design. Everything about her. Yes. 

Next, this:

I remember being so afraid Big Mom, one of the four strongest pirates alive, would be reduced to fat/ugly jokes (because Oda). But here we are, several chapters after seeing her for the first time, and she’s still absolutely. fucking. terrifying. She’s only getting scarier and scarier. Nobody fucks with Big Mom. And I love it. She’s one of the best villains we’ve gotten and I NEVER would have expected it from Oda.  


Is this real life??? One of the three Sweet Commanders is a woman???? A huge woman??? With armor?? With a giant sword? With a bounty of 932,000,000??? 

I’m. so. happy. 

Thank you, Oda. Please give us more. Give us more diverse female body types and more important female characters. Give us more female characters that will kill someone slowly to torture them, that will squeeze the life out of someone, that will be as badass and disturbed as their male counterparts have always been. 

And don’t even get me started on the fact that I got to see Grandpa Bones again. 

I loved this chapter. 

I’m going to kiss you okay?

Aleks x Reader / Reader + Stefani friendship / 1,990 words / SFW

Y/N – Your name Y/GT – Your Gamer Tag or Online name 

You’re a new creature with a crush on Aleks but you don’t even think he likes you, at all. Your best friend Stef tries to help you get things going. 

This is the first thing I’ve ever put out there. It’s been over a year since i last wrote anything and would love feedback. If anyone can bring forth any mistakes i have made or give me any advice i would love to hear it. 

Also: If you make edits that i can use for my sidebar, icon, or banner, please send an ask linking me to your work. Credit can be given in my about page that should be up soon. Thank you!

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#10 He Tells You to Kill Yourself (Part 1) *Trigger Warning*

omg i found a ton of old prefs i wrote a loooong time ago (hence why zayn is in here like it’s no biggie) so i thought i’d post some of em. enjoy! p.s i did not proofread these so i am sorry for any typos!

also, please do not read if you think it will trigger you. i have this post up because it has been greatly requested in the past, but i understand it is a hard subject. please, please, please refrain from reading if it will cause you any dark thoughts. i also know that none of the boys would ever say things like this in real life. xx

Harry: “Goddamn it, (Y/N),” he seethed. You knew he’d be mad, but you at least thought he would be more empathetic.
“Harry, I’m sorry, it just gets to me sometimes,” you whispered, looking down at your bloodied wrists.
“Fuck, (Y/N), you think I don’t know that? Do you think it’s not hard for me?” he said strongly, teeth clenched. You kept your head down with your eyes focused on your wrists. “Do you?” he said, louder this time, but you remained quiet. “Fucking answer me, (YN)!” he yelled.
You jumped, eyes wide, in fear of his angry demeanor. “I-I know it’s hard for you, Harry, but—”
“No, I don’t think you know. I get hate every fucking day, (Y/N)! It’s annoying as all hell, but fuck, I don’t slit my goddamn wrists! You think that’s going to make anything better? Hurting yourself? It’s not going to fucking do anything except leave ugly scars.”
Your stomach churned. You hated that he wasn’t comforting you when you needed it. He had always been so concerned about your well being in the past; why was he getting angry at you now? “Harry, I didn’t say it would make it better. It’s just a good distraction from everything else going on right now.”
“Oh, please, (Y/N),” he scoffed.
“What do you want me to do, Harry? I can’t come to my fucking boyfriend when he’s halfway around the world! Jesus, Harry, you’re never here! How am I supposed to go about this any other way when you’re never here?” you finally yelled, at your breaking point.
“Oh, no,” Harry chuckled darkly. “No way in hell are you putting this on me, (Y/N). It’s not my fault you cant hold your own for a few fucking weeks. It isn’t that hard! You’re not a child, (Y/N). You need to learn to not be so fucking clingy and dependent on me.”
Clingy? Harry, all I want is some comfort when I’m down. I’m not asking for much. Just some reassurance that everything is going to be okay in the end!”
“Well stop fucking whining to me.”
“What the hell do you think I should do, Harry?” you hissed.
He looked at you with dark eyes and balled fists. “Cut deeper.”
You gasped. You instantly felt your walls crumbled around you, your heart caving in on itself. You mustered up enough courage to hold in your tears. Though it was difficult, he would not see you cry. You turned away from him, to the front door. Not giving him another look at your face, you whispered, “Fine.” Then you slammed the door behind you.

Liam: “(Y/N)?” you heard him call.
“In the kitchen!” you replied giddily, pulling the lasagna out of the oven.
“What’s this?” he asked calmly, setting a magazine on the countertop.
You took a quick look and sighed. “Liam, it’s just paparazzi trying to make a quick buck. I didn’t even know that guy.”
“You’re holding his hand,” Liam said.
“I fell and he helped me up. It isn’t a big deal.” You rolled your eyes.
“You look pretty happy in the picture,” he continued.
“Um, because a stranger was being kind to me?” you said, beginning to get frustrated.
“When was this?” Liam asked, not leaving it alone.
“Liam, will you stop being so dramatic? Just leave it be; nothing happened.”
“I just don’t like when my girlfriend gives me a bad image, that’s all.”
You raised your brows, placing a hand on your hip. “A bad image? Oh my, God, Liam!”
“You look like a whore, (Y/N).”
Excuse me?” you shrieked.
“You heard me, (Y/N).”
“I cannot believe you!” you yelled, crossing the room and entering the living room. “You’re being such a dick!”
“At least I’m not a cheating skank!”
You gasped. “Get out!”
“No, it’s my house. Take your car, and leave!” he yelled. He grabbed onto your house and dragged you to the door, opening it with the other hand. “Maybe if you’re lucky you’ll come to your senses and drive off a damn bridge.” With that, he pushed you out the door, slamming it behind you, leaving you stranded, angry, and heartbroken.

Louis: “Louis,” you sobbed as he walked through the door.
“What’s wrong, love?” he asked, taking you into his tight embrace.
You pointed to your open laptop, and he immediately knew what had you so upset for the fourth time this week. He sighed, “Love, you have to stop reading that shit.”
“I c-can’t… it’s everywhere… I can’t help it,” you cried.
“Well, you can’t keep running to me.”
“What?” you asked, shocked. Taking a step back from him, you whimpered, “what does that mean?”
“It means… you need to start being an adult, (Y/N). You can’t keep crying to me, because I can’t make it better. No matter what I do, you’ll still get hate, and there’s nothing I can do. I’m sorry. You have to learn to deal with it.”
You were dumbfounded. “But… But they’re so cruel, Louis, I—”
He groaned. “I know, I know. They are. But you have to deal with it.”
“But Louis—”
“God, (Y/N), stop moaning! It’s so goddamn annoying! All you do is complain about how hard life is when your life is fine! Grown up and deal with it!” he growled.
Your eyes widened, then you furrowed your brows. “Louis, I try to deal with it, but it’s hard! I just want some comfort from my boyfriend! Is that too much to ask?”
“Yes! It is! I’m so fucking busy, (Y/N)! You know, if you can’t handle it, then maybe you should do us all a favor and just—” He stopped himself. Louis knew when he was mad he wasn’t able to shut his mouth, and he didn’t want it to cost him the girl he loved.
“Just what, Louis?” you said. He remained silent, which made you grow impatient. “Say it!” you yelled.
“Just kill yourself, fuck! Just fucking kill yourself!”
You took a step back, as if you’d been hit. You covered your mouth, in attempt to muffle the sobs shaking your body.
Louis heart dropped. He reached his hand out to you. “(Y/N)…”
You shook your head, racing out the door as quick as you could.

Niall:  You had one of his arms around your shoulders, while Liam was hoisting up his other. “Careful,” you said gently as Niall nearly tripped over his own feet.
You got him settled on the couch before heading to the kitchen to fetch him some water.
“Do you need any more help?” Liam called.
“No, I got it from here. Thank you.” You gave Liam a small smile, walking back into the living room and trying to hand Niall the glass. He wouldn’t take it, so you sighed and set it on the coffee table.
“Alright, just call if you need anything,” Liam said, giving you a sympathetic smile. With that, he left the flat, closing the door gently behind him.
“Alright, Niall, let’s talk,” you said, sitting beside him. He didn’t acknowledge you. You sighed. “Tell me why you were drinking.”
He shrugged his shoulders, not looking at you.
“Niall, we have to communicate.”
“Fuck, stop being so annoying,” he snapped.
“Niall, you have to talk to me or we won’t be able to work things out.” You tried to remain calm but your stomach was churning.
“Maybe it’s because seeing my girlfriend act like a whore makes me a little angry,” he seethed.
“What?” you gasped.
“You fucking heard me,” he quipped.
“Niall!” you scolded.
“God, (Y/N), leave me the fuck alone for once!” he yelled, his words slurred but his eyes piercing.
“Fine. I’m going to bed. You’re sleeping down here tonight. Tomorrow, we are talking about this.”
“God, you’re such a bitch! Just fucking off yourself, will you?”
You were speechless. Never in a million years had Niall talked to you that way. This was not your Niall. This was a stranger.
You ran upstairs to your bedroom and began packing your things.
Niall would not wake to see you in the morning.

Zayn: He was so angry. More angry than you’d ever seen him. It was scary.
“Zayn, calm down,” you tried, placing your hands on his arm in attempt to stop him from throwing another vase.
“Don’t fucking tell me to calm down, (Y/N),” he seethed, eyes dark and face red. He looked beyond frightening. He picked up another vase and threw it.
“Zayn, stop! You’re going to ruin our home!” you yelled, trying your best not to drop to the ground in fear, though your buckling knees proved that hard to do.
“This is your fault! You fucking kissed that bastard right in front of me!” he yelled, the veins in his neck prominent.
Your eyes welled with tears, running down your face before you could stop them. “I know. I know I did, but I was drunk and angry with you! I thought you were cheating on me!” you yelled, trying to defend yourself but not doing a great job.
“Well I fucking wasn’t! I’m not a cheater, (Y/N), unlike you!” He tugged at his hair, and it looked as if he was losing his mind. He nearly was.
You sobbed harder, “It was a mistake! A drunken mistake and I’m so sorry!”
“Sorry doesn’t fucking cut it, (Y/N)!” He turned and punched the drywall behind him, making you jump out of your skin. You knew he wouldn’t harm you, but deep down you began to question yourself.
“What do you want me to do, Zayn?” you cried.
“Fuck, I just wish you’d…you’d…” He was going crazy, unable to form coherent thoughts.
“What, Zayn?” you whispered.
“Kill yourself!” he yelled. “Fuck!” With that, he walked out of the house, slamming the door behind him.
You dropped to your knees, hugging your stomach. You lied down on the floor, surrounded by broken glass and crumbling drywall.


Morning Bigby. “Damn light’s out again…”

This was meant to be quick, it wasn’t! So tumblr I heard you like Bigby. I thoroughly enjoyed abusing the gradients and filters in PS to make it look decent~ I’m officially sinking into the Fables/The Wolf Among Us fandom. HALP. EDIT: Forgot a layer! Updated to a newer version~

Riverdale: The Cast Speaks Out

Over the last decade or so, the previously clean-cut Archie Andrews has gone through quite a metamorphosis on the comic book page, as the writers have taken a decidedly more adult approach to storytelling. Some of it has gotten pretty out there, including a zombie apocalypse in Riverdale, Archie going up against the Predator and Punisher, and the character actually dying. In essence, this was no longer the guy he had been for decades.

Now the television series Riverdale promises to take things to the next level. Produced by Greg Berlanti, it reportedly has an almost Lynchian approach with its look at small town life. Premiering later this month, the series’ cast includes K.J. Apa as Archie, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy (as in the band Josie and the Pussycats), and Beverly Hills 90210 alumni Luke Perrry as Archie’s father, Fred. Empire caught up with each of them to get a sense of the show and their characters.


How would you describe Jughead on this show?

Jughead is the narrator of this show. He is a strange, outsider type of character. Jughead’s always been anti-authority, always on the fringes of society. He’s definitely a non-conformist type. He’s also a budding writer and amateur sleuth. He’s trying to figure out what’s going on in Riverdale, especially with a recent murder, and he’s really kind of the boots on the ground, trying to figure it out.

You mentioned the murder, which is supposed to be kind of central to things. Does the pilot say how the character died?

I don’t want to spoil too much, but at the end there’s a gunshot wound, but there’s a fog around exactly what went down and what happened. That’s what Jughead is trying to figure out.

How did you become attached to this show?

I took a break from acting; I didn’t actually really anticipate coming back at all, but I really liked the project. When I was given the sides to read, there was basically three pages of just solid monologue. I thought, “This would be challenging.” And I really like Jughead as a character; I think he’s really cool, especially this version of him. This show is very film noir, which is something I’m not familiar with as an actor at all. At least acting in it I haven’t done it professionally, so I wanted to try that out. He’s a weird, creepy character, and that’s also fun.

I also come from a comic book background. I used to get really angry and incendiary when people would mess with the properties I loved a lot. One of the cool things about the Archie universe is there’s so many versions of it. Like there’s Afterlife With Archie, the Predator comes to Riverdale, the Punisher comes to Archie. There’s so many universes that it removes a lot of that incendiary dialogue that takes place with most comic properties, and I think the fans are primed for a cool, new take on a modern film noir teen drama like Archie. It’s going to be solid. I’m coming at it like a fan, to be quite honest.

What do you think is key to keeping Archie true enough to the comics that fans will be pleased?

I think the love triangle with Archie, Betty and Veronica is definitely one of the fundamental points. And the Easter Egg characters that are going to exist; they’re like a theater troupe. They’re just constantly being thrown into a bunch of different environments. You know, we have Moose, we have Midge, we have Dilton — we have all the side characters that you know and love. We have all the locations. So that’s fundamentally the same, but the tone is different, and the gravity of the drama in the town is different.

It’s got to help that the guy guiding this thing, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is also the person guiding the comics.

Exactly. It’s not like we got some schmoe off the street. We came and were, like, “Do you know about Archie? Can you write this?” This is the biggest fan of the comics, who’s also responsible for Afterlife. He’s the guy. To say this would not be an Archie property would be silly, because he’s the one in charge of all the Archie properties anyhow. It can’t be divorced.

You’re obviously a fan of the comics. Are you more Team Betty or Team Veronica?

I don’t think Jughead even thinks of that.

Forget Jughead, then. What do you look for?

Me, personally, I’m seeing Betty. Cole is definitely Team Betty; the girl next door. She, to me, has always been the one that sort of redefines the classic trope of feminism within western society. She’s like the mechanic and the tomboy. Personally, I like that side, but I don’t think that’s even a thought past cheeseburgers for Jughead.


What would you say makes your take on Archie distinctive?

One of the main things, and this goes for Archie and everyone else, is that we’re getting deeper into the lives of each of these characters. It’s the classic Archie characters, but we really go deeper into their lives and discover who they are as people. I think that makes it more appealing, more relatable.

How is it bringing this character to life given his long history in comic books?

It was tricky for me at the beginning, coming from New Zealand and playing such an iconic American character. The fans are so passionate and I was thinking, “Man, I hope I don’t get too much stick from these guys,” but the feedback has been really good, which I’m pleased by.

Were you aware of the comics before?

I wasn’t familiar with the comics before I actually started working on the project, but my dad was really familiar with it. So I gave him a call from L.A. and he filled me in. He read them when he was a kid, so that was good.

Was it tough to develop an American accent?

I don’t know. I just can kind of do it, I guess. I used to talk to myself as a kid; I was one of those weird little kids, but it was always in an American accent. Maybe that’s why?

What was it like the first time you saw yourself with Archie’s red hair?

It was, honestly, scary at the start, because they had to dye it once a week and I’m shooting for six months. They had to bleach it…I’m probably going to be bald by the end of the series.

These days, in America, the CW mostly does superhero shows. What’s it like being in this drama now?

It’s awesome. We’re getting so much feedback that’s positive. I think our show is so different compared to all the other CW shows. It’s really different to everything on TV at the moment. I’ve never seen anything like it. Everyone’s comparing it to Gossip Girl and Twin Peaks, but to be honest, I think we stand on our own, which is exciting. It’s a big risk for us as well to create this. When I first heard the idea, I wondered, can we do it? And if we’re going to do it, it’s going to have to be really good. I think we managed to kill it. In a good way.

In the show, Archie wants to be a musician. What kind of music?

After the summer, Archie discovers his passion for music, which kind of collides with his dad’s vision for him to play football. So that creates a bit of tension between me and Fred, who is played by Luke Perry. Archie creates his own band, which creates a bit of conflict between him and Josie and the Pussycats. His music is kind of John Mayerish; we actually recorded a song for the pilot.

Had you sung before?

I actually didn’t. I’m actually not confident to be singing, being completely honest, but I just had to do it. We went into the studio, smashed it out, and there was probably a bit of voice tweaking, which is alright. The song is inspired by an appropriate romance he has in the first episode.


So what are your feelings about these characters?

Lili Reinhart: I guess we’ll start off by saying that our Archie is a lot less misogynistic than the comics. There isn’t a constant rivalry between the two girls, especially over the guy. They have more to their lives than Archie.

Camila Mendes: That’s the thing, there’s more going on in their individual lives than just the obsession with Archie and who he’s interested in that week. Their friendship in the ‘40s is obviously going to be different from their friendship now. There’s more kindess between them, but that’s not to say that there isn’t going to be rivalry as well.

Reinhart: It’s been seventy-five years and things have changed. The world has evolved. We’re putting the more modern version of Archie and Betty and Veronica into this world.

Were you fans of the comics growing up?

Mendes: Not fans, no. I was familiar with it, but I have Brazilian parents and I don’t think it’s a big thing there.

Reinhart: I grew up one of three girls, and none of them were into comic books, so I wasn’t exposed to that world. I was Skyping with my friend when I got the audition and I was, like, “Oh, Archie Comics.” My friend was, like, “Oh my God, Archie! I love Archie. They’re making a TV show?” I was, like, “Yeah.”

Mendes: My agent at the time was, like, “Oh my God, I want you to play Veronica so bad.” She looked up all these pictures and sent them. There are so many people around us that do follow the comics that they were able to prep us for everything. My friend cried when I got the role. She was so obsessed. She’s, like, “My haircut is because of Veronica.”

Describe, if you can, the lives of these characters.

Mendes: Right now in Veronica’s life,she’s the new girl coming to Riverdale. Her dad just got arrested for fraud and embezzlement, and was involved in this huge scandal. It was kind of like Bernie Madoff. She’s dealing with the shame that that has brought to her family, the publicity because of it. She moves to Riverdale with her mother to start a new life. She’s really interested in trying to be a better person, taking it as an opportunity and running with it. Being positive about it. Then she starts to see that all of that shady stuff that was going on is still going on. With her, there’s going to be a lot of family problems.

Reinhart: Coming into the show, Betty and Archie are lifelong best friends. They both come back from the summer and Betty realizes, “Okay, I’m finally ready to tell Archie that I love him and I’ve always loved him.” But Archie doesn’t look at Betty that way. He doesn’t look at her as a woman yet. Betty is dealing with a lot of pressure from her mom, Alice. Betty has a sister, Polly, who is the troublemaker.

Mendes: The bad seed.

Reinhart: Betty’s mom is really trying to make Betty perfect. The perfect kid. Everything that Polly wasn’t, and so Betty has a lot of pressure on her shoulders. Betty is starting to crack, which is a good thing, because she needs to break down in order to get confience

Mendes: That’s part of their friendship, too. I’m trying to get her out of her shell. Seeing that Betty’s this talented, smart, beautiful woman, I’m, like, “Why aren’t you running things right now? Why aren’t you in charge? You should be strong, you should own up to it.

Reinhart: It’s shining a light on how much pressure women are under, and how we don’t have to conform to these things. We can be anything we want to be.


Let’s talk Fred!

He’s Archie’s dad, blue collar guy, owns his own construction company, loves Riverdale. No ambition of leaving Riverdale, just wants to stay there, because it’s always been his home. I think that’s neat, for me. I’ve always played characters who wanted to do something and were aspiring. This is a guy who’s absolutely happy where he’s at. Living his blue collar life, he wants to share it with his son and he runs into the naked ambition of a kid who wants to other stuff. And he can’t quite figure out why that is.

Apparently he wants to be a rockstar and you want him to play football?

It’s not that I want him to be a football player, but I think him playing football is his best shot at getting in college. With a college education I think he’d have more opportunities. He’s got stars in his eyes, like Jimi Hendrix. So the kid’s going to do something. It’s funny, I don’t exactly remember how it went down, because I had always told my parents I wanted to be an actor. “I’m going to Hollywood.” I don’t think they believed me. One day I just picked up and left and you realize your kid’s not playing. That this is what they want to do. As Archie’s dad weighs through this, I think it’s going to be interesting to see how that goes down.

Were you a fan of the comics?

I read the Archie comics. Was I, like, “Can’t wait to get my next Archie” kind of thing? Wasn’t quite that, but when I was a kid buying comic books, I’d buy three of them in a package and it would be Green Lantern or something on the front, Superman in the back and they’d slip an Archie in the middle. They’d always slip an Archie there, or sometimes even inside the book there would be a pull-out three-page Archie. You could not escape Archie. Don’t try! Resistance is futile.

Like everybody else, when I first heard that this was gong down, I was, like, “I don’t know. Really?” And I was told that I had to read the script, which was fair enough. You’ve always got to read them, so I kick it open and start reading it. By page five, I’m in. I’m just, like, “Wow, wow, wow.” It’s so good for me to truly be here, because I loved the script. Loved the writing. So it was easy for me to jump in. The best stuff happens when you take a chance. When you risk something and do the thing that they’re taking a chance on, on a network kind of level, they will be rewarded. You know, risk-reward.

The CW loves crossovers. Any buzz about you guys doing crossovers with any of their other shows?

Not so much that, which I’d be happy to do, but I know characters from the Archie universe will be coming to our show. Sabrina [the Teenage Witch] is coming at some point. Cheryl Blossom is already with us, so that’s fun.


How would you describe your character?

I play Josie McCoy and I’m the front woman of Josie and the Pussycats. My take on Josie is she’s kind of like a reincarnation of Josie and the Pussycats from the past, but dealing with the same kind of things that we deal with now in 2016, and how far we’ve come as women. We don’t have space and time to be ditsy; everything that I do and want is very purposeful. I’ll do whatever I need to do to get there. And I’m not going to let anybody get in my way, especially boys. That’s s not necessarily the same sentiment that my Pussycats share. We’ll discover why Josie is so driven, and why she feels like she needs to succeed, and can’t have a man specifically get in her way. When Archie comes into play, we’re going to bump heads, because I am Beyonce and Archie is Justin Timberlake.

He comes asking for my help and I’m, like, “Nah, dude.” He goes to create his own band and we’re going to have a battle of the bands. I’m going to have some crumbling in the empire, because Archie is really cute. My girls are going to see that. That’s going to be her strongest point and how she evolves as a character in season one.

Any concern that the die-hards are going to complain about the fact that she wasn’t a woman of color in the comics?

You know, for a hot second I did. For two minutes, right before the network test. And I understand that, because I’m a big nerd. I’m a huge Dragon Ball Z fan, so when they were trying to make a live-action movie, I was, like, “No!” So I understand that sentiment, but I think what’s really important is that I’m not trying to erase the original Josie. I grew up loving her. What’s really great about the Archie Comics as a whole is that everybody is relatable. I didn’t have to look like Jughead to have him be my favorite character. I didn’t have to look like Archie or Betty or Veronica to understand the situations that they were going through. I feel like if people can go into it with an open mind, or just be, like, “Oh, this is a girl that happened to be born with the name Josie and wanted to be a rock star, and came up with this band the Pussycats. Let’s see what she’s got.” I’m not trying to undo or erase anything that’s already happened.

Had you done any music before, or was this your first time?

It’s my first time recording original music. I mean, we didn’t write it, but it is original composed music. I did musicals. It’s funny, because I can hide behind a character and a voice, but when I have to bring myself and my own voice to it, it’s very nerve-wracking. It’s exciting, because it’s pushing me to really make Josie, this new Josie, stand out in a way. She’s going to be kind of rockish, she likes to get the party going. Whenever anybody wants to leave, I’m, like, ‘Psych, I’ve got another song!”

Most importantly, does she wear ears like she did in the comics?

Yes she does, and you’re not even ready for what the ears are. It’s going to be so specific and pointed. It’s great, because Toland Krieger, the director, and I came up with the notion ourselves. He asked me a question. I was, like, “Give me twenty-four hours and I’ll come back with something.” We did, and that’s going to be the through line of Josie and the Pussycats’ trademark. It’s so fly.

Ed Gross

2 Jan 2017