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Matthew Daddario Quotes
  • "We call our shoes ‘sneakers,’ right? But they're not really sneaking."
  • "Can't wait till they invent phones with keyboards."
  • "I don't know this guy. He came to hang out so I complimented his hair."
  • "How many artichokes can you eat in one sitting?"
  • "No, go back to my idea!"
  • "Maybe, they'll throw the books out. Just not follow the books anymore."
  • "Hey guys did everyone floss today? You gotta floss every day. Otherwise, your dentist makes you feel bad."
  • "I play piano but I won't call it a talent."
  • "I'm the funniest person in the cast and that's simply because everybody else is so painfully unfunny."
  • "There is literally no memory left in my phone. I took fourteen thousand blue sky photos and I need all of them."
  • "Send him photos of fried chicken and crab cakes."
  • "I have a dentist appt tomorrow. I'm not gonna brush my teeth tonight. Also not going to shower. This is going to be painful for everyone."
  • "You are not trash, you are lovely!"
  • "Don't sign contracts in your blood. It's usually not required by any reputable party."
  • "He's slippin' out his little tongue eating snail treats off the ground."
  • "I will eat anywhere in the house. I'll eat cheese crackers in bed!"
  • "He looks down and sees this wonderful man. He hops down there and smooches that man right on the face. Right in front of everyone."
  • "...it's not fair that he is more handsome than me!!!"
  • "Don't do the hokey pokey around witches."
  • "They're never gonna release the deleted scenes to you guys because they're racy and inappropriate."
  • "This video is going on social media!"
  • "I'm ashamed to admit I lied about the selfies. The phone is 98% cow pictures and I can't delete them. I need a new phone. Forgive me."
  • "Thank god I started sandpapering my feet when I was four."
  • "Is Alec appreciating at an increased rate because of an increase in demand? Or is it the same rate as before."
  • "Note, some alpaca do not appreciate head pats."
  • "If humans lived in barns, we'd be smelly, too."
  • "Had to delete all my cow photos to make room for selfies, so I will say 'I appreciate you, cows.'"
  • "Wow. It's spelled Gollum. Wow. So disappointed. Hiding my own cell phone for the next two weeks."
  • "You're a little kitty cat. Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy kitty cat, kitty cat."
  • "Sometimes when I travel between dimensions, I think, man, I should really buy a sailboat."
  • "If I was running for President, my VP would be a well trained golden retriever."
  • "Who's not going to watch Hamlet in space? I mean, Space Hamlet!"
  • "I just think we should all acknowledge what is awesome about Harry!"
  • "I like eating food after dark."
  • "Generally, people avoid kissing their sister in a healthy life."
  • "If you don't like my zebra leggings, it's because you just don't understand zebra leggings."
  • "I think we should provide more showers for cows."
  • "If I'm having a bad day, I eat pizza."
  • "I hope Google uses the same algorithm to encrypt my email as my pocket does to tie knots with my headphones."
  • "I would own a farm. Not like growing crops but maybe have a few animals like cows, and maybe an alpaca or a llama. I would chop wood all day."
  • "Dog. #dog. Dog. Dog."
  • "Had fun tweeting with/at you guys. Phone is about to die. Gonna go get more double-A batteries."
  • "The jackhammer has been joined by his friend, the concrete saw. Rare that you get two music legends right outside your window like this."
  • "Interdimensional cat smuggling is severely punished. But you can make a killing on the black cat market."
  • "You should just give up on me like I did. So done with me right now I can't even."
  • "What am I fan of? No one's ever asked me this before! Oh man."
  • "I don't know why they say that. I think they're poking fun at me."
  • "Congrats. You deserve that sailboat."
  • "I don't know. I don't have any pet peeve. Yapping little dogs, I guess. Buttons that don't go up right."
  • "Donkeys look like rabbit horses."
  • "Everyone is all, 'follow your heart.' If that worked I'd be watching Shadowhunters in my spaceship."
  • "Am I making this up?"
  • "I don't condone it, but I understand it, and therefore, I will not pass judgment on it."
  • "I can eat a pound of pork rinds."
  • "I am your bird king!"
  • "Baby pigs or baby cows? They're both good options."
  • "I have deleted a single photo from my phone. I have room for one selfie. Living on the edge. If it happens, no second chances."
  • "She gets it at a Shadowhunter tailor where we get all our stuff. Are you serious?"
  • "My cell phone is not the most important thing in my life. It just feels that way."
  • "Kill her immediately. Problem solved."
  • "You're not me? Most people aren't, in my experience."
  • "Man I've spent a whole year talking about sailboats and I could have just jumped on this SHIP."
  • "Reminder not to cite 'game of thrones' as my motivation for getting into politics."
  • "To all the people who threaten to punch me in the face... Do I have to be concerned or is that a love thing?"
  • "Put this on?! Fit it on my body?!"
  • "I’m going to shave today. Nobody will recognize me and I’ll have to reintroduce myself to all my friends."
  • "Don't get me started on this question."
  • "Okay, quick question. What does it mean when someone says they are your 'trash?' Asking for a friend..."
  • "Wait, 'SexyBack' is by Justin Timberlake?"
  • "Everyone's smooching everyone and Alec just wants to do his job. That's why he's the best and deserves a big smooch."

anonymous asked:

How would the RFA (I'd like saeran and vanderwood but I get it if u can't) react to an MC that looks kinda young/sweet/innocent but in reality doesn't take anyone's crap and is sassy???? I read your last couple ones btw and they were really cute (I kinda got this from ur college vanderwood one tbh)

I think i went overboard on MC’s sassiness.. sorry.Also thank you for being so kind.

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Sanders Sides Appreciation Month - Logan/logic, day 2 - Trouble Makers

My first sanders sides fic, I’m totally in love with Thomas and this fandom so will want to do a lot more fics especially this month of sanders sides appreciation.

I took the prompt ‘b. Someone switched Logan’s clothes with one of the other sides! Hilarity is bound to ensue!’ From @cefmua56

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Logan awoke fairly early, as per usual, and climbed out of his bed after grabbing his glasses from the bedside table. It must be around 8am if Logan had to guess because Thomas had yet to wake up, meaning that Roman was also still asleep while Virgil would most likely be awake but he could never be certain of Patton and his sleeping pattern.

Deciding that he should probably look presentable before going down for breakfast, Logan went to his wardrobe, intent on wearing his usual dark shirt and trousers with the blue tie. However, such plans were foiled when the closed doors were pulled open, his rows of shirts and dress pants were missing as were his draw of ties. He had nothing to wear, he is forced to confront the others in his pyjamas to find out who stole his clothes and reinforce that they shouldn’t steal from him ever again.

Unpleasant thoughts of not looking smart and serious in his nightwear was cut short as Logan’s attention was caught by something - clothes of some sort - in his closet.

A frown replaced Logan’s neutral expression, confusion imminent as it’s fairly unlikely that his clothes had just suddenly vanished in the middle of the night and some other clothes being put in their place, a more plausible conclusion being that someone had taken his clothes perhaps in an attempt of a ‘prank’. Logan sighed, rubbing his forehead with his hands as he sits down at the bottom of his bed.

His options were limited to either going out in his pyjamas or in the other, replacement clothes or he could just stay in his room all day. Well, the latter was hardly an option because sooner or later someone (probably Patton) will come to check on him. And going out in his pyjamas was a big no no. So, whether or not he liked it, Logan was leaving his room in a non-typical attire to scald the other sides.

Not allowing these negative emotions to get the better of him Logan stood with purpose, grabbing the strange articles of clothing, and it only takes him half a second to realise that these clothes are very familiar. There is a tight pair of black skinny jeans, a plain black t-shirt, and a black and grey hoodie. They were Virgil’s clothes.

Logan grew even more confused as to why the anxious side’s clothes were in his room, if he had to bet money on who’s fault it was he’d probably say Roman. The royal has always had problems with Virgil and on occasions Logan but perhaps this was more a prank on Virgil not himself. Disregarding the intentions of such an act, Logan pulled his nightshirt over his head and began to dress in his friend’s clothes.

Once dressed he dares not look in the mirror as he knows the jeans are way too tight for his liking, and while the t-shirt is fairly adequate the hoodie is too big, big enough that it must also engulf Virgil. Logan does, however, understand the others likeness to it as even though it is highly impractical it is comfortable.

Psyching himself up slightly, Logan opens his door and attempts to stride confidently down the hallway to the kitchen as he would usually but neither his state of mind nor the skinny jeans are allowing him to do so. Soon enough Logan was standing in the empty kitchen, glad that no one else was present but he’d rather speak to them sooner rather than later.

He went about making his coffee, having to roll the sleeves of the hoodie up slightly so he wouldn’t knock anything over by mistake, when Patton entered. “Morning Virgil!” The father figure spoke cheerfully even though he had probably just woken up, blissfully unaware that it wasn’t Virgil that was making coffee.

“Uh, good morning Patton,” Logan replied, placing his coffee on the table opposite Patton then sitting down in front of him. “Oh, woah, wait- you’re not- so why are you dressed like…? What?” Logan could only smile lightly into his coffee cup at Patton fumbling over his words, the other continued to look at him with a confused expression.

“All my clothes are missing from my wardrobe, I suspect highly that it’s Romans doing as a ‘prank’ on me or Virgil,” Logan cleared up, his hands wrapped around his cup so he gained more warmth but only made him feel more sleepy. “Ah, well, that won’t do! I’ll go tell him off right away.” Patton stood suddenly and made his way out of the kitchen, most likely heading towards Roman’s room.

Logan stayed put, sipping his coffee while listening out for any potential arguing coming from Roman’s room; instead he heard Virgil’s voice from behind him, “what are you doing in my clothes?” Logan turned as much as he could from his position in the chair, his arm swinging over the back rest, “I believe Roman has stolen all of my usual attire and left yours in return.” Virgil simply nodded in return as if it were just a normal, common, everyday occurrence - to them it actually was - and he sat down next to the other as Logan righted himself in his seat.

“So, um, my clothes fit you then?” Virgil awkwardly asked, unsure of what else to say to prompt a conversation. “Well technically we have the same physical body so of course they would fit,” Logan answered only to get a slight frown off Virgil, “however, I do think the jeans are restricting but the hoodie is very comfortable.” Virgil’s frown lessened, he didn’t smile but his eyes showed amusement which Logan thought was a win in his books.

A door slamming broke the momentary silence through the mind scape and Patton appeared back in the kitchen, he looked between the two who now looked even more identical than usual. “Roman is going to return your clothes now so I’d give him a few minutes then you can change back,” Patton informed them and Logan nodded in understanding. “You know I think I’ll keep this on for a little while longer,” Logan said, pulling the sleeves of the hoodie down over his hands to mirror Virgil which Patton just laughed at and begun making breakfast.

anonymous asked:

Tbh I'm reaching a point where I'm like, fuck the bioware fandom. They adore characters like Solas and Jaal but treat Liam and Vivienne like shit. Cora also gets a bunch of needless hate. They call Blackwall a rapist, which (as an assault victim) I find trivializing. Treat Sebastian Vale like a religious fanatic who wants to burn Hawke at the stake for being a mage. It's like they can't view anything in layers and if they don't like a character they will invent reasons to hate them.

Well, I’m not so sure about speaking in such general terms, but without a doubt, it is a difficult line on which most BioWare characters are dancing. 

If you’ll excuse me for a second, I’m going to get real preachy with you for a second. Please, just bear with me on this one. I’m not going to promise that there is gonna be a point, but if you don’t mind, I’m going to rant at you for a minute. :)

When one is creating any sort of media product intended for large audiences (such as a big budget, AAA video game such as Andromeda or Inquisition), simplicity and complexity are… pretty heavily weighed against each other.

I’m gonna try to explain that.

Since there is the obvious analogy about a proverbial chain being only as strong as its weakest link, most things designed for wide appeal tend to be simple, they tend to stick to convention, they tend to make use of one’s confirmation bias, and not require one to put their aforementioned English Major/English Class hats on, or stepping outside of one’s comfort zone.

And many studios and developers still think of their audience, of that “one”, as a homogeneous mass of 13-25 year old, straight, white guys. This sounds a bit like the anti-millenial bullshit old journalists tend to spew in their impotent hatred towards anyone younger than them, but…. as much as this hurts to admit, there is a kernel of truth in that contemporary media, especially video games, are still very often treated as frivolous, simple entertainment, even by their own audience. (Hence, “it’s just a game” arguments.)

On the other hand, we on tumblr -myself included- tend to have a real boner for analyzing every single line, every syllable of every word uttered in our entertainment. Not only do we have our English Major hats, but also Social- and Media Studies hats, we become a bunch of part-time literary analysts (which I think is SO COOL), and try to look into the media we consume…. potentially (or most likely) deeper than many developers and studios intend.

The thing about BioWare is that… there are very few people who bother to think about the games they produce and consume both as products of contemporary entertainment media, and art. As a piece of literature. As something to analyze and criticize without denying its merits completely.

There are few who stop to think about Blackwall’s obvious 10+ year struggle with immense guilt, self-loathing, and obvious depression which made him believe himself unworthy of friendly- or romantic affection. (Btw, I’m so sorry you were made to feel that way. You definitely did not deserve any of that, and frankly, I don’t even understand where that claim came from? This is a digression, but seriously, someone please point me to an instance in which Blackwall doesn’t ask, and then wait diligently for explicit permission, initiation for, or enthusiastic participation in any physical contact. I’ll wait.)

There are few who stop to consider that when he makes the Big Controversial Claim, Sebastian’s home of god knows how long had just gone up in flames in front of his very eyes, consuming the woman who was a mother in place of his own in a flame of -in his eyes- self-righteous fury.

There are few who stop to think about Vivienne long enough to see just how gentle and caring a soul she is, if only you bother to show her that you are deserving of her kindness, and that you aren’t holding a dagger behind your back, just waiting for her to turn around and let her guard down.

These characters are very nuanced, they are written with so much care by people who Know Their Shit, and I feel even their hearts must bleed when they see what oversimplified, generalized opinions make of their darlings.

Because it is human nature for us to seek what is simple and convenient, especially in our entertainment. It is human to seek what is black and white, and for us to look at shades of grey, and push it one way or the other depending on our preconceived notions. It’s just how our brains look to eliminate uncertainty.

Which is, of course, an explanation, and not an excuse.

I know it’s disheartening. I definitely understand that, and I know it is so much easier to just not bother to write thinkpieces, to think deeply about stories, and just in general participate. I wouldn’t want anyone to do anything in their free time that they find exhausting or annoying. I get it. But I implore you, and everyone reading this, to not give up.

How else am I supposed to rain my long and ranty pieces on just how amazingly strong and sweet Sera is and how hard she is trying to understand things that had been denied her, is or just how much I appreciated that Liam was allowed to be angry without him devolving into a gross stereotype.

And for real fuck Solas tho. Jaal is a sweetheart and I don’t want to drag him into this because he is a character with his own merits, wouldn’t even mention him on the same day as Solas if I could help it because I think they have absolutely zero things in common, but, y’know, fuck Solas.

Prince On Every Tour: Controversy

NOTE: I forced myself to stay awake last night to do this. As you will see from the body of this post as well as the tags. Mistakes were made. But worth it.
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It is currently 11PM but I decided to start now regardless. Because who needs sleep to be able to function at work in the morning? Right, me either. Therefore, tonight’s show folks:

CONTROVERSY. HOUSTON. DECEMBER 20, 1981. LET’S GET INTO IT.

Originally posted by onlyprincegifs

Overview:  Six short months after that friend of a friend’s concert in Paris in a 3000 person venue, here you are in Houston watching that same friend of a friend play an arena that holds 17,500. Why are you flying all over the world for this man anyway? Oh, because he’s STILL. FINE. And his band is EVEN BETTER. He’s traded in the bikini briefs for some nicely fitted pants, thrown some DEEPLY appreciated curls in that hair, and is putting on a show that is leaving you with several emotions you were unprepared to handle. And with the receipts he’s been throwing out all night across that stage, you have to resolve to just shoot your shot. You know SOMEONE’S gettin’ chose tonight. And it for doggone sure better be you. 

Sorry. I’m focused ya’ll. I promise. It’s just…this show ya’ll. This show. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen it, and BOY was it great to be reminded about what a treat it was. Especially after having watched the Paris show in all of it’s unpolished glory. Next to that, this Controversy show feels like it is years apart in production, in sound, in vocals. If we knew nothing about boyfriend, we would be hardpressed to find out that these shows were in such close proximity to each other. But they are, and that is the beauty of the great talent that is Prince. How he could just level up, and ever so quickly, leaving us still reeling from the euphoria of the thing he’s already left behind. What a man.

In terms of Prince productions, clearly this one is still low on the totem, but in no way was it ragtag or even unpolished in my opinion (though I have no problem with unpolished). I know most folks will say that Purple Rain is when he boiled it all down to a fine science, but I’d like to argue that this show was a clear indication that he had already figured it out this early on. He was just waiting for the rest of the world to catch up to him and what he already knew about himself. His confidence and ability to completely captivate this audience that is literally more than 5 times the one from six months prior is remarkable. He’s interacting with the audience more, which was basically not happening in the last show. His band is audibly tighter despite changes in members (hey Brownmark!). He is a more defined bandleader in this show and I’m loving watching him be subtly instructional. And hearing/seeing the results of what I’m sure is hours upon hours of hard work on all their parts is giving me life at 1:15am. Bless.

He’s also figured out how to channel a ton of that energy that just came exploding out in the last show a lot better this time around. Some of the dances are still like “Prince….” (see what someone so eloquently titled his mating dance during Let’s Work) but they are met with an underlying, not yet fully blossomed swag that makes you say “…okay” as you watch on fondly and maybe slightly aroused? Who’s to say? (I am, I am to say). The shoulder shimmy is still here at times tho, thank GOD. Some of that energy is also channeled into giving some insane guitar performances. There was an interpolation of I Feel For You after Why You Wanna, and I promise I felt myself lift from my bed slightly. 

Favorite Number: This is sincerely difficult seeing as how there wasn’t a single bad or boring number in this entire show. I mean, Second Coming took me to church, ya’ll hear me? CHURCH. And in the same breath, I will mention how he offered up several receipts during Head and Do Me Baby that I am not yet in a place to be unaffected by. And I am perfectly okay with staying in that place for the entirety of my life. Also, regarding Do Me Baby: GO ‘HEAD AND SING THE SONG PRINCE!!!!!! Insert as many of the handclap emojis you need to drive home the point.

But if I MUST choose, then I’m going Private Joy. The utter delight with which he performed that song made me smile soooo hard. It’s already a jam, so I think I will land there. Also, see aforementioned “also regarding Do Me Baby.” The boy was sangin’.

Favorite Outfit:
I love Prince in some good suspenders as much as the next guy, but the animal print blazer with a vest and no shirt during the encore is a clear winner for me.

Still Would Rating: I used to sleep on Controversy Prince long, long ago when it came to considering the “still would” factor. Since then I’ve learned. And tonight I relearned. Because not only did I watch Houston, but I slipped up and turned on the Capitol Theatre show as I’m typing this. He’s asking me if I wanna close my eyes as pants are unbuttoned and hip chains are irresponsibly revealed. WELP.

Overall Rating: This show is such a good time. Energy is high, nothing but jam after jam, and you get to see Prince really step into his stardom (I think) even if everyone else hadn’t quite seen it yet. It’s definitely one I will have to make sure I revisit more often. 

PREVIOUSLY, DIRTY MIND                                       NEXT UP…1999

anonymous asked:

Oh no no you are not annoying at all! What I meant is an MC with really similar personality of Jihyun (V). I really hope that it's more understanding now but it wouldn't be a bother at all for me to reword it one more time of needed to. I can't describe what so I just put it simply like this . I'm really sorry about it

I understand now Anon, sorry you had to reword it. I hope you like the headcannons, sorry if it wasn’t what you wanted. 

Yoosung

  • “Huh MC you remind me of     someone…”
  • Oh no
  • Oh. No. 
  • Oh come on!
  • Kinda can’t get passed it at     first
  • Because like??? It’s V
  • The man Yoosung disliked beyond     belief     
  • He tries not to see it but it’s     not easy…
  • It’s sought of like the while     ‘comparing-to-rika’ thing but with V    
  • It’s highly annoying 
  • “Gah! I’m sorry MC, you’re     just like him… I can’t get it out of my head…”
  • It hurts 
  • “Would it be better if I     were more like Rika?”    
  • “Yeah! Rika was     amazing!”
  • “So can you not like me     for me, Yoosung?”    
  • That made him feel absolutely     horrible     
  • After that he stops seeing you     and V as a combined thing     
  • He sees you
  • He sees V 
  • And that’s how it is 
  • If I’m completely honest I     don’t think Yoosung could fall for someone who is like V
  • Maybe after the truth comes out     he could see you in a different light 

Jaehee

  • Didn’t notice the personality     similarities at all
  • If you had the same hobbies as     V, she might notice     
  • “Oh MC, you’re in to     photography? So is V, you should talk to him about it”
  • Unless someone points it out,     she probably isn’t gonna notice    
  • If someone does point it out,     she’s confused
  • “But, MC is MC? And V is     V? They’re different”    
  • Jaehee you’re missing the point 
  • She does notice it now
  • So at RFA parties she compares     you two, not in a bad way, and sees what people are talking about 
  • but it doesn’t bother her
  • She loves you, not V
  • Even if you are similar, she     fell in love with you, not V. 
  • Practically Perfect in every     way is a great description for Jaehee 
  • That being said, sometimes she     has to stop herself from questioning if you and V are related 
  • Probably does some sort of research 
  • She’s just curious ok

Zen

  • Kinda sees it but kinda doesn’t     it 
  • Like Jaehee, he’s more of a     ‘but they’re their own persons’ kind of person 
  • He’ll get really defensive if     Yoosung anyone doesn’t see you as you    
  • BECAUSE YOU’RE YOU!!!
  • DAMN THE SIMILARITIES YOU ARE     YOU!!!
  • Also, he knows how pressuring     and scary it can be if you’re forcibly compared to someone else 
  • And he really doesn’t want you     to change because he loves you    
  • He finds it very amusing when     you and V talk, because it’s like V is talking to a mirror
  • Probably has to stop himself     from asking V why he’s talking to himself a lot 
  • But Zen appreciates your kind     and caring nature     
  • He’s fine with you sharing     traits with V

Jumin

  • noticed it straight away 
  • Asked if you knew V before hand
  • You know how you sometimes     adapt friends characteristics when you’re around them a lot?
  • He thinks maybe that’s what’s     going on because you’re so similar    
  • He finds it so easy to talk to     you 
  • And V isn’t around much, so he     really needs someone     
  • He’s glad you’re there to help     him
  • Of course, he sees you as your     own person
  • It was a little weird to have     romantic feelings for you    
  • Because it was kind of like     having feelings for his best friend    
  • But it was you??
  • He’s gets over it quickly     though
  • He really appreciates the     understanding nature you and V shares    
  • And he loves seeing you and V     talk, because it’s like the two brightest suns in the world colliding 
  • It’s beautiful 
  • Also apparently Jumins poetic 

Saeyoung

  • Probably jokes about it at     first
  • Of course
  • Says you and V are long lost     twins     
  • But then all the stuff with     Mint Eye happens
  • He probably pushes you away     more than he would with anyone else 
  • You’re like him, what if you     hurt him as well?     
  • Can you really be that     different?     
  • It takes some time 
  • But 
  • He loves you, he does, but give     him some time to accept that V betrayed him
  • Let him sort out that it was V     and not you     
  • Once that’s done he needs you     by his side
  • Your understanding and caring     nature really helps him    
  • He stops thinking about V after     you, it hurts him too much to think of you as him
  • Or to think that you are     similar     
  • Or that you might hurt him
  • No, no that’s not fair on you. 
  • So, he puts V out his mind, and     you’re just you.

Saeran

  • please don’t make him think     about that
  • Please don’t make him see your     face when he has nightmares about killing that man
  • If he compares you to V, he     will start seeing himself kill you. It wasn’t you, but what if it was?
  • He didn’t know V, the only     thing he knew was he was once an obstacle in Rika’s way
  • That’s what he did think, now     he sees him as an innocent man that lost his life 
  • Because of him
  • So he doesn’t think you have     similar personalities     
  • And even if he did know V and     who he was     
  • Why the hell would he care? 
  • He loves you not that man 
  • But please don’t make him think     about you and him being similar 
  • It will hurt him so much
  • Whoever pointed it out better     be ready for the backlash     
  • Because if Saeran starts to     think about that
  • It will break him 
  • So just keep being yourself and     keep being there for him     
  • And let him love you for you 

Vanderwood 

  • Someone pointed it out, and he     just kinda…
  • Who?
  • The kid that got killed by the     Saeyoungs brother?     
  • Okay sure whatever you say…
  • He didn’t know V, at all. 
  • So??? 
  • Gives 0 shits 
  • In general if he has a partner     that is as kind, sweet and considerate as V he’ll wonder what we did to     deserve it      

anonymous asked:

How does Sokka and Azula make sense? Not bashing just confused. I have attempted, really, REALLY attempted to read the fanfiction with them but I can't fathom it. Personally I can see Azula and Aang or Azula and Ty Lee better...

Oh, boy. Gotcha, I understand you’re not bashing, but this is going to be hard to explain if that’s what you think makes a better match for Azula.

What I’m getting from your preferences is that this really is a matter of tastes. You may be choosing Ty Lee and Aang over their gentleness, maybe? You think they’re happy, they’re sweet, so they’re ideal counterweights to Azula’s cold, abrasive nature? If that’s what you’re thinking, naturally you won’t see how Sokka and Azula make sense. This may be how you’re looking for Azula’s “happy ending”, if we may call it that, and I’ll say there’s nothing wrong with you thinking that way, Anon. You are allowed to have your own opinions and shipping tastes, regardless of what they may be. 

But, alas, as it must be obvious, I find Azula’s “happy ending” can be very different from what Ty Lee or Aang could provide, and it happens to be extremely fulfilling for me to see Azula and Sokka together instead. Below, a longer explanation of why I choose Sokka and Azula over any other ship for them.

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The signs and romantic relationships (by me, a Virgo)
  • Aries: I honestly haven't encountered enough Aries in my life. Maybe I have, but I wasn't aware that they were around me. But from experience, I know they are passionate, hard-working, and restless. I can see hooking up with an Aries, perhaps maintaining a platonic relationship with one. I think that an Aries would get bored of me (a Virgo) in a relationship. I don't think that I am spontaneous enough to keep up with an Aries. The way to get to an Aries' heart is to be ride or die. Be by their side if they have $5 or $500. At the end of the day, they want to be unconditionally loved.
  • Taurus: What stubborn bulls they are! But don't worry if you are in a relationship with one, they're amazing. I click with Tauruses really well because they are so patient and willing to listen to what people have to say. They are willing to get to know people for who they are on the inside, and rarely judge a book by its cover. Tauruses want things their own way and will fight super subconsciously to get things their way. Like a Taurus could be priming you to think a certain way without you even knowing it. But I can see a relationship with one in the long haul. If you want someone who will be honest with you and stick by your side during rough patches, go for a Taurus.
  • Gemini: Oh dear god. They are extreme hits or misses for me! I don't want to perpetuate the "two-faced, attitude problem" gemini tumblr stereotype, but it does speak some truth. However, there are some geminis who are down to earth and just want what's best for their partner or friend. They will go the extra mile for the ones they care about and not stop at anything. But, they will do the same thing for themselves. Most of the time, they will be completely loyal to you, as long as doing so doesn't conflict with their own interests. But once they fall in love with you, they'll do anything for you. Once they get an idea in their head, GOOD FUCKING LUCK trying to get them to think a different way.
  • Cancer: Wifey material tbh. They are so intuitive, kind, and affectionate. The "moody, over-emotional" Cancer stereotype does hold true in many romantic situations though. If you disappoint a Cancer, they will take it very hard and most likely blame themselves, and eventually, you, for their feelings. In spite of this, Cancers make great partners to form firm, emotional, spiritual, and physical bonds with. Like Tauruses, they will take the time to listen to you and get to know you, and most likely accept you in spite of your faults. But don't mistake their kindness and acceptance for weakness. A cancer can drag your ass down the street if you betray them.
  • Leo: WHY DO LEOS HAVE TO BE SO DAMN SEXY?!?!?!?!? Maybe it's the way that they carry themselves so effortlessly! Like you guys can do anything that you set your minds to. However, you can be conceited... But usually for a good reason. When you're in a relationship with a Leo, don't be surprised if they're different around their friends than they are around you. They can't help it; they're like chameleons. They tend to feed off of the energy around them, and fit in with any clique they come across. Don't perceive this as them being "fake." It's just in their nature. However, beware of a Leo who does everything to blend in with everyone else, but doesn't know who they are when they're alone.
  • Virgo: My sign! Virgos get a lot of hate for being "nit-picky, neurotic, and critical." To some extent, this criticism is well warranted. We tend to over-analyze everything and our minds never stop racing. But when we're in love, we fall head-over-heels. Virgos notice everything, the good, the bad, and the ugly. When a Virgo you're involved with brings up one of your negative qualities, they aren't trying to bring you down. They actually want to help you improve. A Virgo is a healer by nature, and we'll do anything to help you grow as a person. And if you're ever sad or completely broken, a Virgo will do anything to make you feel better. They most likely know how to cheer you up, since they always notice what makes you happy! And they also know what gets you going sexually. However, Virgos can be blunt, and critical of themselves and project their insecurities onto other people. CALL A VIRGO OUT ON THEIR BULLSHIT. ALWAYS. We appreciate the honesty and we will work on our faults.
  • Libra: It's easy to fall for a Libra. They have the whole romantic package: extroverted, kind, romantic, charismatic... Hell, they're even ruled by the planet of love, Venus! A Libra falls in love hard, and will treat you like royalty. However, when times get tough, Libra can show a much colder, stand-offish, mean side to them. Like Geminis, Libras can have "2 personalities," and they absolutely HATE being told this. But once a Libra has shown their true colors, you know that they trust you. When you have mutual trust with a libra, you can have an amazing relationship. However, unlike Virgos, Libras are not blunt and do not like blunt people. Calling a Libra out on their bullshit can be hard, as they are very defensive to criticism and tend to take things very personally. Master communication with a Libra, and master your relationship.
  • Scorpio: COMPLICATED SHAWTYS. Scorpios are mysterious, sensual, aggressive, and vindictive. But if you can get to know a scorpio and accept them in spite of their temper, you can have an incredible relationship. Scorpios have a reputation for being able to hold grudges, and that reputation is absolutely correct! Screw over a scorpio, and they'll never forget. But on the flip side of that, if you warm a scorpio's heart, and make them feel loved unconditionally, they will always remember and have a "little thing for ya." Perhaps this is why scorpios have so many platonic flings. Whenever someone touches their hearts, they won't forget it, and they try and see if something good can come of it. Underneath their tough, introverted exterior, they are the sweetest, most vulnerable human beings who just need to feel secure, loved, and accepted. Like Virgos, it is okay to call Scorpios out on their bullshit. They may get mad at first, but they'll think about it, and realize that you meant well for them. They will forgive you if they know you were critiquing them from the heart. In this sense, they make great marriage material. But if you betray a Scorpio, or show that you are fake or two-faced...Kiss your relationship good BYE.
  • Sagittarius: My moon sign! Like an Aries, a Sagittarius needs a partner who is, to some extent, spontaneous. They need someone who wants bigger and better things, someone who wants to travel and experience everything. Being in love with a Sagittarius is magical- They always look for the positive in things and will help you see the glass as half full in the darkest times. Some claim that Sags are not suited for monogamous, committed relationships... This is simply untrue. A Sagittarius just needs their own space, and cannot feel tied down. Let a Sagittarius release energy by any means they need. It's always good to notice their restlessness, and let them blow off some steam, be it from working out, going hiking, dancing, drawing, etc. A Sagittarius needs to be trusted. If you don't trust a Sagittarius, you will misinterpret their restlessness for apathy in the relationship. If you have trust problems and constantly accuse a Sag of cheating, you will push them away. This is why Sags end up hooking up with many people, but only falling deeply in love with a few.
  • Capricorn: Above all, Capricorns are people with intention. They always have a plan, whether they know it or not. They always know what their next step is. If you're in a relationship with a Capricorn, they see a future for it. They don't want to be romantically involved with someone they can't picture spending the rest of their lives with. But this doesn't mean that Capricorns aren't ones for casual sex. If they just want to hook up, they JUST want to hook up. Having clear intentions is a good thing, but a Capricorn's downfall is that they sometimes don't communicate their intentions! They could hook up with someone, and be frustrated as to why that person keeps contacting them, when in reality, the cap didn't establish a boundary. They are rather secretive, and have a hard time asking for help with problems that they're having. But they are amazing people to confide in. They are the most trustworthy sign in the zodiac imo. When you're in love with a Cap, you will know all of their secrets and they will know all of yours. Unlike Scorpio, Capricorn isn't a vengeful sign. They won't use your secrets and weaknesses against you, but like Taurus and Virgo, they will fight with you subconsciously fight you from afar. Don't be surprised if things "mysteriously fall apart" after you screw over a Capricorn.
  • Aquarius: They are aloof and mysterious, yet so empathetic and humanitarian. They have fantasies of making the world a better place, by all means necessary. An Aquarius almost always has good intentions, and goes above and beyond to impress and help you. An aquarius loves hard, with all of their heart, even though they may have a hard time showing. People sometimes have problems getting Aquarians to express themselves. And when an Aquarius is confronted on this, they're confused; they feel that they communicate their feelings and their love normally. It will be difficult for them to shift their perspective, but once they do, it'll be magical. Aquarians LOVE to be sarcastic, and will bond with you over sarcastic humor. However, Aquarians will date someone out of spite. They often go for "rebound" relationships to prove to their exes that they are fine alone, when in reality, they are hurting hard from breakups. If you want to "test" their love by seeing how jealous or clingy you can make them, MOVE ASIDE, YOU HAVE THE WRONG PERSON FOR THIS. Aquarians don't get jealous easily, and they are very trusting people. In this way, they are great partners for Sagittarians. I notice as a Virgo that Aquarians are attracted to me. I think Aquas are attracted to a Virgo's healing power, as they are natural humanitarians. Unlike other air signs (Gemini and Libra), they don't have 2 personalities. What you see is what you get. Since they are aloof, people tend to underestimate Aquarians. And they get proven so so SO wrong.
  • Pisces: A Pisces is a true sweetheart. When they truly care about you, they're the ones who will take you out for pancakes and try to support you by any needs necessary. Not only that, they'll help you dream to escape reality. They're very intuitive and can have psychic qualities. They can read you and know when something is bothering you. A Pisces is the person who will listen to your story, and nod along when everyone else is engaging in side conversations and ignoring you. They can be a bit socially awkward, so if you aren't traditionally extroverted, they will be able to understand you and talk to you. However, they can be very whiny and over-sensitive. If they do not channel their emotions effectively, they can be aggressive or secretive. If a Pisces is building up their emotions, something seemingly arbitrary can send them into a trance. When you love a Pisces, you need to seek to understand them, and help them deal with their emotions. Like Sagittarius, they need to channel their energy, although they don't seem outwardly restless. As with Cancer, pity the fool who mistakes a Pisces' kindness for weakness. They will go OFF on you if you betray them. Overall, they are great partners.
Mystic Messenger Tickles! (HCS)

It iiish time again for me and Mia aka @tickly-writing to combine our trashy minds and give you guys some headcanons!

We both got asks for Mystic Messenger hcs, so that’s what we’ll be doing. I only started playing two days ago but I’m seriously hooked, and it’s all Mia’s fault<3

So here they are, for all these lovelies a bunch of tickly hcs, under the cut!

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Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! 2016 hasn’t been the best in many, many ways, including my writing. It’s been an extremely stressful year between school, college apps, and more, uh, global issues, and as a result I’ve spent less time on tumblr, less time talking to you guys, and definitely less time writing. Regardless, I managed to get 73,980 words written, which, while not nearly as many as last time, is still pretty good for this Hell Year. So here’s a huge thank you to everyone who’s continued to support me and read my writing. I love and appreciate you and your kind words so, so much, and here’s a roundup of the fics I managed to get out this year: 

A Different Kind of Alpha
Derek regains his footing and stands over the man, who can’t be more than twenty. He has brown hair and what might be moles, but it’s hard to tell past the layer of blood and grime he’s covered in. At the very least, Derek’s sure they’ve never met before.

The man looks up at him with wide eyes, his entire body trembling.

“I’m Derek Hale,” Derek begins again, letting his eyes bleed red to make his point. “Alpha of the-”

The man cuts him off once more, this time by passing out. From the looks of him, it’s a wonder it didn’t happen sooner. 

***

In which Stiles is kidnapped by the alpha pack and manages to escape after two months of torture, only to end up on the territory of yet another alpha. Luckily for him, it turns out to be one Derek Hale, who definitely got more than he bargained for when he went to investigate a strange noise. 

To Make It Right

In a society where the werewolves have been enslaved by the humans, Derek has had enough owners to know who the real monsters are. He’s also had enough to know not to trust a word out of Stiles’ mouth, no matter how nice an act he puts on.The only thing that’s kept Derek going for all these years is guilt. Now, though, he has a mission that might just allow him to set some of this right.

If only he can get away from Stiles.

***

In which Derek’s been abused all his life, Stiles just wants to show him he’s not like his past owners, and they’ve both got a plan. The only question is, whose is more flawed?

Pack Human Things and Star Wars Slings
In a fit of desperation, though it’s more likely to result in Stiles’ hand being bitten off than anything else, he flings out an arm to shove the hulking hellhound away. Well, at least he tries to. What actually happens is that his forearm barely makes it six inches off the ground before weakly flopping back down, sending pain shooting up his arm.

Fuck, what did this thing do to his shoulder?

Stiles cries out incoherently, trying to get someone’s attention. No one else shows up, though, and a moment later the creature looms even closer, and looks him right in the eyes. Oh, good. At least this whole thing is satisfying for someone. Right as Stiles is about to tear his gaze away and try to come to terms with his own mortality in a matter of seconds, the monster’s eyes flash blue. Stiles doesn’t think he’s ever been so relieved in his life.

“Not a monster,” he slurs, mostly to himself. “J’st Derek. Thank fuck.”

***

‘Stiles dislocates his shoulder in battle and Derek has to reset it’ au

Think of Me Fondly 

Perhaps the worst part of this whole situation, worse than the torture and the pain and the desperation, is that Stiles is here to watch it all.

Well, not Stiles. Not really.

Derek realized long ago that the man before him is only a hallucination, a horrible trick conjured up by his lonely, strained, pitiful mind. He supposes some small part of himself finds the idea of Stiles being here comforting. For the rest of him? It’s torture. Well, torture on torture. It’s almost too much, the way Not-Stiles looks at him with those big, brown eyes, like he’s sad and angry and hopeless all at once.

Derek knows the feeling.

***

In which Derek is kidnapped, and after a head injury, begins to hallucinate Stiles. It doesn’t take long for the hallucinations to go from a nuisance to Derek’s safe space, nor does it take long after Derek’s rescue for him to spill a secret to the real Stiles.

It’s a Wonderful Life 

“Yeah,” he says, rolling his eyes. “You’re right, Stiles. Maybe it’d just be better if I was never born at all.”


“Hmm,” Stiles says. “Huh.” He starts talking to the ceiling again, and Derek’s seriously beginning to wonder if this guy escaped from Eichen. “You think that would work? Hmm. Yeah, I getcha. Alright.” He looks back at Derek. “You’ve got your wish.”

“What?”

“You’ve never been born.“

“You’re crazy,” Derek huffs. “Absolutely out of your mind.”

“The jury’s still out on that one,” Stiles says, shrugging. “But I suggest you take a quick look in the mirror.”

Derek’s reluctant to look away from a potential hunter, but what he sees when he glances over is enough to make him full-on turn his back to the man. He staggers forward and grabs at the sink, using it to hold himself up.

His eyes are glowing gold.

Not red. Not even blue.

Gold

***

It’s a Wonderful Life AU in which Derek wishes he were never born, Stiles is angel who sets out to show him just how terrible that would be, and things turn out far better than anyone could’ve expected.

Drabbles

Sterek Christmas | Stoyd Kiss | Sterek Teens | Sterek Pickup Line | McHaleinski Stuck in a Tree | Stisaac Cuddling | Sterek in a Jungle | Scerek Hospital | Sterek Famous Musician | Sciles Summer Camp | Sciles Paramedic | Allira Music Festival

The Signs From A Libra's Perspective
  • Aries: You guys are hilarious for starters. Always find a way to cheer me up, and even though we clash sometimes you always understand me at the end of the day. Love to explore, and I am so down to follow you anywhere. Killer sense of style, surprisingly amazing/ecclectic music taste. HARD WORKERS. When you guys zero in on something BOY DO YOU ZERO IN.
  • Taurus: My partners in crime. You guys are so deep, and I am so honored I've seen that side of you. You're two steps ahead of everyone at all times, but nobody knows except for me. Total boss ass bitches--unstoppable. When you care about someone you really care about them, but when you don't its hilarious and I live for all the shade you throw! Also the biggest underdogs who I champion 24/7.
  • Gemini: My roof in the pouring rain. Complex individuals who are so misunderstood it breaks my heart. They build up walls but boy when they tear them down for you they are AMAZING. Great listeners, always there for me, HILARIOUS. Always someone I can have fun with, so special to me. I can 1000% let my hair down with them and they can do the same with me. Has no issue telling the truth, so analytical. They have huge hearts but are so lowkey about it. Great sense of style, the greatest taste in music. They are their own worst enemies though, nobody can criticize a Gemini more than they do themselves. LOVEABLE ASSHOLES.
  • Cancer: Though they are stereotyped to be very sensitive, nurturing and that weird "uwu" type of person--I beg to differ. Every Cancer I know is a badass and very practical. Ultra snarky and sarcastic little shits AND I LIVE FOR IT. They always have something rad going on with their hair too, very rebellious. They do have a sensitive though, and they try hard to conceal it by rebelling--but I see you guys it's okay to feel that way!!
  • Leo: IS THERE ANYTHING A LEO CAN'T DO?? When I think of you guys, the quote "Anything you can do I can do better" reverberates in my mind. Leo's are the closest thing I get to a physical version of a reality check. They are the ones who bring me down when my head is in the clouds and I get too idealisitc. Confident in various aspect of life but lack that same confidence in others. Bright minds, extremely intelligent. Sometimes can be very unsympathetic, often overlook emotions. Funloving, they are the center of attention and rightfully so. Charming, know how to get what they want out of anyone. Great taste in cinema, my favorite person to debate with. ALWAYS check in on me even when I don't have the time for them, always make time for me no matter how busy and I appreciate them for it so much. Cunning, excellent orators--such cadence in their speech it blows me away.
  • Virgo: I either love you guys or I....don't. To those that I love dearly you are everywhere at once, you are more than what you fear at night in bed. Brave souls with creative minds--always thinking outside the box! Such Casanovas though like how do you guys get all the bitches??? Teach me your ways! Always listen to my advice. SO.FREAKING.ORGANIZED. Great with money, channel their emotions into their creative outlets. One with nature, really at peace when they are content with their surroundings. Very logical and objective..but not the best with understanding why they may feel a certain way.
  • Libra: Oh hey...you're me?? Awkward. What's up? Every Libra I know is a huge people pleaser. Has a hard time saying no..like a really hard time saying no. Lowkey assholes. (especially Libra guys) We're kind of on another planet sometimes, the worst texters I know but yet we're always on our phones?? Hands down THE STYLISH OF THE ZODIAC OK?? Such nerds though..take their academic careers so seriously. Either super shy--that type of kid who doesn't talk and then says something really real/ funny and everyone is like ?!!!?!?!?!? or THE LIFE OF THE FREAKING PARTY. Passive aggressive little fucks and I live for it when it isn't directed towards me. Great listeners, give you the best advice. Hate when we feel taken advanatage of...usually know when we are being taken advantage of. Fiercely loyal, flirty (WE THINK WERE BEING FRIENDLY OK) Lowkey really sad we can't save the world with our idealistic visions.
  • Scorpio: Like virgos..I love you or I...don't. Your quiet nature reassures me, but I know your emotions are like a volcano. Very hands on, dark, hilarious. Some of you come for advice and listen to me...others not so much. Introverted Scorpios are my favorites, and I live for your insight. Your passion astounds me! As for extroverted types: BE YOURSELF. I PROMISE YOU PEOPLE LIKE YOU MORE IF YOU STOP FAKING IT. Either extemely selfless or extremely selfish--a lot of extremes with you guys. Very vocal, have an issue with being wrong though. (it's ok I do too)
  • Sagittarius: SO.FREAKING.FUNNY. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. You know how to party and how to throw one even better. Amazing at whatever profession they choose to go into. Have an eye for colors, more so than anyone else. Excellent cooks, killer makeup artists. Like Geminis, they too have big hearts it just is under alot of snarkiness. Would go to the end of the earth for someone they care about. SO.FIERCE. IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. However, do NOT wrong them--you will either be dead to them or they will make your life a living hell. They are my driving force, they ask me to jump and I say "How high?"
  • Capricorn: Yes, they are hard workers, yes, they are everything the astrology stereotypes say about them. Capricorns are sweethearts but you have to go on a journey to discover this. They will only show you this side if they deem you good enough, and that is because they don't want you to hurt them. Loyal, oddly incredibly athletic??? SUCH DORKS. Deep down, they need you though, so be there for your Capricorn. When they are certain about who they are they are a delight, when they are uncertain of who they are it is a living nightmare.
  • Aquarius: Oh Aquarius....what can I say about Aquarius. Some of you are my detached weirdo alien bffs...others well damn. The only one of the zodiac who is fully capable of making me the happiest person alive or the most miserable person alive. Your attention shifts a lot, you're never forward, one minute you chase me the next I'm chasing you. We are like cat and mouse. There is a side to you only few have seen, some days I am grateful I have seen it and other days I wish you never showed me it because it makes judging every thing you do even harder. The smartest people I know, walking Wikipedias--super cool, so goofy. Someone who I would sadly go to the ends of the earth for no matter what. You bring out the best in me and the very worst in me. I wish we loved each other in the same way, I wish you loved me like I love you but I'm okay with that at this point.
  • Pisces: Misunderstood souls. Old souls who deserve the world. You inspire me to strive to help everyone all the time and to love everyone all the time. It breaks my heart to see you mistreated because you deserve to be SO HAPPY. Never lose sight of your humanity because one day you will be in a better place and you will need it. Deeply sensitive but not in the critical whiny baby way--they are extremely intuitive and are often overlooked. Brilliant writers, their pieces will move you and bring tears to your eyes. Simultaneously a cutie pie and a freaking BOMBSHELL VIXEN. LOVES SPACE SO MUCH. Empowering. I wish you loved yourself as much as I love you.
Puppy Therapy

A/N: THERE’S NO READER, just Bucky with a puppy (ft. some Avengers). ALSO, I’m not planning on making a second part, might reconsider if requested.

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Warning(s): Some cursing, PTSD 


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chuklebrotherz  asked:

Another Combat Totes prompt. Velvet decides to play the part of the Easter Bunny for the Easter holidays. Unfortunately for her, she accidentally uses the wrong type of "bunny costume". Coco can't seem to handle the situation well.

Holy shit. Tbh, I don’t think anyone would end up handling that situation well. Poor Coco. Here ya go.

Donation prompt info!

Velvet was so excited for her new temporary job. 

It was a one day only type deal, considering she would only be working the day before Easter, and she wasn’t even doing it for the bit of money. Rather, she was doing it solely for the joy of making children smile.

Coco had gone to the mall early with her that day, both to support Velvet and to keep the customers in line. She hadn’t officially been hired as a security guard, but she’d taken the liberty upon herself to protect Velvet at all costs.

After all, an angelic, adorable rabbit Faunus girl dressed in the cutest clothes and wearing the brightest smile and speaking with the kindest, sweetest voice ever was likely to attract a bit of unwanted attention sooner or later. Coco was determined to keep anyone over the age of ten just as many meters away from her teammate.

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anonymous asked:

Hey, I know this is kind of a random ask, but can you do an analysis on Astrid's good points? There's been a lot of hate surrounding her lately, especially in terms of Hiccstrid, and I don't know, I would just like to see some positive things about her character, because I know those things exist, even if other people can't see it. :(

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LET’S GIVE SOME POSITIVE TALK ABOUT ASTRID YO! *boogies* I like the way you think!

Astrid is a human being, and like all human beings, full of strengths and weaknesses. It is true that Astrid contains a number of flaws to her character - just like Hiccup does, and Stoick, and Ruffnut, and Gobber, and everyone else in How to Train Your Dragon. She also has some incredibly admirable strengths. There are a number of striking positive qualities I notice about her:

  • She is an extraordinarily gifted athlete
  • She is an incredibly hard and dedicated worker who never gives up
  • She is intelligent and well-studied
  • She is a very talented dragon trainer
  • She is a very empathetic and encouraging individual
  • She is a good follower and model citizen

Astrid the Athlete

One of the most well-recognized traits Astrid has is of being a warrior and an athlete. This reputation is incredibly well-deserved! I almost don’t need to talk about this skillset… I can just plop a few gifs in here, smile, and say, “Yeah, that’s right. She’s amazing.”

Just watch that gif above a few times. In about two and a half seconds, Astrid bends over backwards in a sliding limbo move to dodge Stormfly’s tail, front handsprings over a barrel, somersaults forward, grabs a shield, and holds it up before she can be shot by spines. She does that in less than three seconds. That is completely out of this world and demonstrates the full extent of Astrid’s dexterous, quick-footed, gymnast-like athleticism. How can she react so quickly? It’s like she has to predict where Stormfly’s spines are going to land!

This sort of talent does not develop overnight. It requires extensive training and hard discipline over the course of many, many years. It requires incredible strength and quick, practiced coordination. In order to become this athletic of a fighter, Astrid would have had to be doing this since she was little more than a toddler. By the time Astrid is a teenager in the first How to Train Your Dragon movie, she probably has already been diligently practicing her moves for a decade. None of the other youths come even close to this amount of responsible dedication or extensive training.

Astrid is in fact leaps and strides more skillful than any of the strong, fit adults we have ever watched in How to Train Your Dragon. No one else comes close to matching her speed, quick wits, flexibility, and gymnast-like tumbles. And her skills include both strong offensive attacks and nimble-footed defense, as well as training in archery, the axe, hand-to-hand combat/wrestling, and I imagine even the sword. The way she handles the sword in “Gronckle Iron” at least indicates she knows what a good blade should feel like… and how to use it.

We really cannot appreciate her enough. I know we watch so many action movies in which women and men are skillful fighters, yet Astrid’s gifts are above and beyond what 97% of the human population could accomplish.

And she never lets herself slack off. She is an incredible stuntswoman in her teenaged years, and even by the time of How to Train Your Dragon 2, she can hop and flip her way through any obstacle. I marvel over her extreme athleticism during the dragon racing scene here.

Like, oh my Odin, who just decides to do flips on a moving dragon? These guys are probably flying forty miles an hour hundreds of feet in the air!

And yet she does it with ease and complete trust she’ll be okay. She’s that confident and practiced in her abilities. The more you think about it, the more incredible it is.

Astrid the Overachiever

Astrid is probably the most dogged and determined character to succeed in life. She enters Dragon Training in HTTYD with a bold adamancy to come in first. When Hiccup begins to best her in class, she responds by practicing more in her spare time. Astrid is someone who has well-disciplined training skills; she knows how to improve herself and drive herself to success. It in fact bothers her when she sees someone else failing to drive themselves to their potential.

Her athletic prowess is one enormous proof of her incredible diligence. She is no lazy sportswoman, but a dedicated, ever-training warrior with the discipline of the very best. She is an achiever.

Not only do we see that achievement in Dragon Training, but we see it elsewhere. The world turns into a dragon friendly environment. Astrid once was the Viking youth with the greatest talents at killing and fighting dragons. She then becomes one of the most talented Viking youths at riding dragons, too. She also demonstrates high knowledge and capability of different species and other academic knowledge. She is flexible and capable of learning and achieving in any field. Astrid knows how to drive herself and build herself into something special at whatever she puts her mind to. 

She is probably then the most versatile of the members in the Dragon Academy. She masters an incredible array of skills from dragon lore to dragon racing.

Astrid the Intellect

I think sometimes we forget how intelligent Astrid is. She is not pure muscle, but a very crafty and thoughtful woman, too. Astrid is the individual who speaks with some of the most common sense of anyone in her peer group; she is seen critiquing and correcting Hiccup far more than once in Riders and Defenders of Berk. When Hiccup is not the one formulating the plan, Astrid tends to be the one spouting the ideas. Astrid has practical knowledge and can assess a variety of situations with great level-headed reasoning.

She also knows her texts. She’s got common sense and she’s got academic prowess. In How to Train Your Dragon, we see right away that Astrid has already read “The Book of Dragons.” Only she and nerdy Fishlegs have done that. Astrid is a student and capable of sitting down, reading, and learning information. At one point in Riders of Berk, we see her and Fishlegs go into a game of trivia against Snotlout and the twins, and she and Fishlegs dominate it. Astrid is answering the questions, not letting Fishlegs dominate the game. She knows her stuff. If she were in this modern world, she would be getting A’s on her report card. She potentially, depending on your headcanons, could even be getting more A’s than Hiccup.

Astrid the Dragon Trainer

Astrid’s skills flying and training a dragon are impressive. Her gymnastics skills are not limited whatsoever by the high speeds and elevations of flight. Furthermore, she has taught Stormfly to execute very precise commands and is able to get her dragon to aim and shoot spineshots wherever she desires. She and her dragon form a bond where the two know exactly what the other wants; when we see her flying full-speed, she and Stormfly could almost be as one. The youths, when they talk about dragon flying abilities, always place her right after Hiccup. And they’ve got very good reason to.

Astrid has a very fascinating approach to dragon training. She can teach dragons how to do more than straightforward things. While others can teach dragons to fly in certain directions or follow simple verbal commands, Astrid is able to teach a Terrible Terror the very sophisticated art of stealth movement. “Sneaky” does something that is almost uncharacteristic of a Terrible Terror, which tends to be a rather obnoxious and upfront sort of dragon. And she does this in a day. How do you even begin teaching a dragon to do that?

She is able to place a lot of trust in her dragons. She trusts Stormfly to do what she desires even when she does not vocalize any commands aloud. She trusts Stormfly to catch her and fly safely when she is off doing acrobatics. Astrid can do blind jumps and leaps and flips and fully believe her dragon will be there to catch her. That takes enormous time, training, and trust, indicating an amazing ability to bond with a dragon and understand them.

She’s just as good of a dragon rider as Hiccup is. And based on her skillsets, she can do some things he can’t.

Astrid the Empath

I can never talk enough about this wonderful trait of hers. It is true that Astrid can be a belligerent and affrontive individual, aggressive and sharp of tongue, with a mind oriented towards passionate action in times of duress. However, she also has a very tender, soft side which is astoundingly empathetic. She is probably the most empathetic and encouraging of all the dragon riders. Astrid knows how to listen to someone, understand them, and bolster their spirits. She does not give them the answer to their question, but instead empowers them to solve their own problems.

We see Astrid do this again and again. In the first movie, Astrid asks Hiccup what to do before the Kill Ring scene. Afterwards, when Hiccup feels like giving up, she tells him it’s important he was the first Viking to ride a dragon, and then encourages him to go off and do something crazy and stupid. In Riders of Berk Astrid supports Hiccup on his treasure hunting quest because she knows he wants to impress Stoick. In HTTYD 2 she tells Hiccup that the answers to his identity questions are inside his heart, but she goes off flying with him on the map project anyway because she knows it’s how he’s handling his own restlessness. She lifts Hiccup up and then supports the choices he makes. I cannot talk enough about how she especially supports Hiccup. What she does is amazing!

She not only does this with Hiccup, but we see this occur with Heather as well. Astrid and Heather are able to bond in Race to the Edge and become fast friends. She understands when Heather needs to leave Snotlout and the larger group as a whole, taking her away for one-on-one girl bonding time. Later, when Heather wishes to go after Dagur, Astrid understands this is dangerous and knows when to say “No.” But she cares enough for Heather that - as foolish of a decision as it is - she changes her mind. It’s because of how much she cares.

Astrid is an empath. She is not a cold, hard, brutal warrior. She does not live fueled on anger and temper. Not all the time. She knows how to care and bolster up peoples’ spirits. It’s no wonder that Astrid takes the forefront of creating new holiday traditions in Gift of the Night Fury to build peoples’ Snoggletog spirits! She wants to make the people of Berk happy. And frankly, did the eggs not explode, she would have had a very good and cheery idea.

Astrid the Model Citizen

Astrid is not a level five leader. She is not someone who devises revolutionary, out-of-the-box ideas. However, she is an incredible follower - something that every leader and group truly, truly needs. What she does is just as important as Hiccup when he takes the helm. What Astrid can do is stand up and be the citizen that Berk needs, executing plans, supporting Hiccup’s decisions, and taking on the talents that are Berk’s greatest assets.

Basically, Astrid can stand up and always do exactly what Berk needs for her at the given time. She does not balk, she does not argue her way is better, but she understands the sense of what needs to be done… and she goes out and does it. With great speed. With great skill. With great success.

No wonder Stoick is so proud and bubbly of her at the start of How to Train Your Dragon 2. Astrid is a wonderful woman full of many laudable facets. She’s a great personality with a deep heart. She’s a loyal citizen, a model for all of Berk. She’s deeply intelligent, full of common sense and knowledge of many things. She’s a warrior and an athlete. And she’s definitely someone to applaud and appreciate.

anonymous asked:

idk if you're accepting prompts at the moment but if you are... what about Emily finding Ali wearing one of her swim shirts or something? and Em gets all hot because it's one of those ones that have the last name across the back and now she can't stop thinking of how good Alison Fields sounds or something :')

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So my sister is finally finishing Inquisition for the first time, and she’s miraculously unspoiled as to the ending. I asked her to describe Solas as a character, and she started saying some interesting stuff. Coming from someone who doesn’t know spoilers about the game, her impressions are really fun, and weirdly insightful… so I started writing them down

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Always... - 4 (Tony/Reader)

Part One  Part Two  Part Three

Originally posted by duckbuttt

Fury walked into the engine room near the turbine. He looked at everyone giving them the sign to clear out. Finally it was just him and you. He approached the panel you were working on.

“I told Phil you were going to kill me, but he didn’t listen.” You told him as you pulled a bunch of wires out looking at them carefully.

“What’s wrong with it?” Fury asked pointing at what you were working on.

“It’s running too hot, figured if I can get in here and transfer some of the power into a secondary grid we’ll be fine until we land and I can get everything I need for a bigger panel.” You rolled your neck as you stood up for some air and looked at him, “But this isn’t why you’re here.”

“No it’s not and I’m not going to kill you.” He shook his head rolling his one good eye, “You’re too good at what you do to be dead.”

“Oh well that’s a bit of a relief.” You told him wiping your hands on a towel.

“What I wanted to talk to you about was what happened at the party.” He watched you carefully as you put your tools into your case, “You didn’t do what we wanted in fact quite the opposite.”

“Sir…”

“Its fine, we think you instigated something much more to our use.” He told you leaning against the wall.

“I did? Didn’t know blubbering all over a thousand dollar dress did that, but ok.” You turned to him putting your hands on your hips, “What did I do?”

“You gave him rage, just a little flame. Enough that if he sees you it might push him over the edge to find out why we chose you over him.” He crossed his arms over his chest.

“Uh huh, so I’ve become bait.” You nodded as you picked up a tablet and began hooking up wires from it to the panel.

“I’m sure you’re aware of the incident that happen and the press conference. Agent Coulson has his foot in the door, now it’s my turn.” He told you obviously irritated by Tony’s speech.

“Ah yes his complete and utter egotistical self-righteous I’m the badass moment, ‘I am Iron Man’.” You mimicked Tony and rolled your eyes, “So like him, but I’m still not seeing where I come in.”

Fury sighed, “For now nothing, but when the time comes everything.”

You tensed and turned back to him, “When you say everything…”

“To a degree. Hopefully won’t have to come to it at all.” He told you pushing off the wall.

“So I’m officially stuck here, until you need me…fantastic. You’re lucky I like the pay and the toys.” You looked down to the tablet swiping to a different screen. You took a deep breath seeing your records had been looked into, “He’s been checking in on me, still is. He won’t find anything though will he?”

“Not unless you want him too.” He stepped up next to you.

You sighed heavily, “I’ve been avoiding him for over twenty years, and then four months ago my world crumbled when they said he was missing in war zone.”

“I know, I read the file. What you did, considering the circumstances, he should be grateful.” He told you putting a hand on your shoulder, “Something is coming, we got a hint of it back with the Captain. We just don’t know when it’s coming.”

You looked at him and nodded starting a diagnostic on your tablet, “Fine, but I want access to everything I need. I won’t be responsible for this tin bucket crashing.”

“Tin bucket, this is not a tin bucket.” Nick Fury was very proud of his moving air base.

“Yeah, see, you asked me to spy on Tony Stark.” You smirked as you put the tablet down, “And he has technology that isn’t integrated into this place. It is way better then this…uh…this…”

“Tin…bucket…” He mumbled.

“Let me remodel please, it’ll give me something to do. I’ll start with bridge; I promise you’ll like it.” You pleaded putting your hands coming together in a prayer like motion.

He shook his head knowing you were right. This place was good for a physical fight, but not for cyber warfare, “I want plans first, then we’ll talk.”

“I sent you an email and a folder this morning.” You smiled saluting him.

He rolled his eye shaking his head, "I’ll look at them and talk them over with the big wigs.”

“Alright, till then I’ll continue with…the tin bucket.” She turned back to the mess of wires in the panel.


Tony looked at everything on his screens slouching in his chair, “This is ridiculous.”

“What is?” Pepper was looking through some paper work on the couches next to him.

“I am off the grid, there are literally no headlines about me anywhere.” He told her in a whining tone, “You know what this means?”

“That you finally grew up some, and are not flying around in a suit of armor getting shot at?” Pepper rambled off not looking up from her work.

Tony didn’t listen to her, “I need to throw a party a big one, huge!”

She sighed and shook her head, “Tony…”

“And I know where I’m going to do it too! Well…the start of it at least.” He smirked turning to her, “The Expo.”

“Oh no Tony, you can't…” Pepper looked at him finally eyes wide, “This is too important for you…”

“I’m gonna set it up right now, Jarvis.” He stood up walking toward the stairs.

“Jarvis don’t listen to him.” Pepper stood up following after him, “Tony seriously.”

“I want to have fun alright. It’s been three months since everything happened and I want a party.” He started walking away more quickly from her to his workshop, “Is that so hard to ask?”

“For you yes, don’t you remember Dubai?” Pepper crossed her arms standing at the top of the stairs.

“Uh actually I don’t.” He smirked winking at her.

“Exactly!” He chuckled going down the stairs. He keyed in the code and watched the automated lights switch on. After everything that had happened he had taken Agent Coulson’s and Mr. Fury’s advice and laid low, but he was getting restless.

He clicked open a few files and looked at them. He’d been making some minor improvements to the suit but nothing drastic. There wasn’t much he could do yet. So instead he invested sometime in revisiting his father’s idea, the 'Stark Expo’. Once again though it could only do so much and it involved meeting with people he didn’t care for.

“Sir my new firewalls are detecting that someone is accessing your personal files.” Jarvis spoke in his sophisticated tone.

“What? Can you trace it?” Tony started clicking on the keyboard. Whoever was getting into his system was good.

“Sir they’re accessing your medical files.”

“Stop them!” Tony shouted at Jarvis, “Or at least delay them enough that I can get into their systems.” He watched his screen go black. He scowled tapping the screen hopelessly.

“Why the long face?” Appeared on his screen in white letters.

“Oh you son of a…” Tony started to speak.

“Language.” Appeared with the cursor blinking after it.

“Really Jarvis! What do I pay you for?” Tony shouted and looked back at the screen. His nose flared as his eyes narrowed on the screen, “Alright, so you can hear and see me right?”

“Correct.”

“What do you want?” Tony leaned back and waited for a reply. When nothing came, “Alright then, so you want information on my health, so I’ll tell you about it. I am just fine.”

“However, I am very pissed off. So when I figure out who this is, I’m gonna find you… and you’re gonna regret everything.” He spoke in low intense tones.

“I already do.” You stared at him on your tablet screen, you sighed and typed, “Goodbye Mister Stark.”

You’d gotten the information that you needed about how the arc reactor in his chest was starting to affect him. It was poisoning him. It was slow going, but from what you could tell it would progress the longer he had it in him.

“Oh Tony.” You hand went your mouth watching him get angry and start throwing things around. He always did act irrationally when he didn’t get what he needed. You sighed touching the screen, “I promise I’ll help you, just hold on.”

You gave the findings to Fury. He sighed looking at the readings, “Can you fix him?”

“It’ll take time. I’ll need access to all the arc reactor information. What I have from Stark Industries and Tony’s personal files is a good start, but if you have ways to get me more…” You swallowed crossing your arms uncomfortably. You were never good at all this spy stuff.

“I’ll give you everything from Howard’s work.” Fury told you putting the file down and looking at you, “If I need Stark in the future, I’ll need him alive.”

You nodded not liking how he said that. It made it seem like he was considering Tony a lost cause already.

“Is there something else Miss L/N?” Fury looked at you intently letting his finger tips meet.

“Yeah, I don’t appreciate you acting like he’s a means to an end for you. He’s a person. A living, breathing, feeling person.” You turned walking out of his office before he could give you a retort.

Fury smirked shaking his head and pulled out his phone, “Agent Romanoff, I have a job for you.”

anonymous asked:

i get what you're doing here and that you're trying to do good, but you can't just switch the gender to women to show how if it was about women and not men it'd be wrong because women and men face different struggles and women are still oppressed by men (and don't say it is up for interpretation because regardless of what you say it is clear what you're trying to do)

To trick more people into appreciating pigeons?

Aside from that this blog isn’t trying to do good (or the opposite). It’s not run with a grand ambition of changing things or anything like that. It’s just something I find interesting, to see what posts make me feel uncomfortable or provoke a stronger reaction in me than the original might.
If other people find it interesting too then I’m flattered that it’s not just me. If they don’t, that’s understandable and I certainly don’t think they’re terrible people for not liking it.

Obviously I do have my own opinions! I don’t think there are many that I’ve thought “this post is only acceptable before/after inversion”. Usually I think that both versions of the post are either fair or nasty or just reaching. But sometimes changing them makes me think that it sounds worse, or more reasonable, even when the sentiment is the same.

Some people might take that as proof that only one version makes sense (whether because of social structures or what have you). Some might think differently. It all depends on the person, and although I certainly do have my own opinions, it’s why I don’t make my own comments on the posts, not even in the tags. I don’t want people to influence people; I’d rather see what they think. Sometimes I agree with the comments, sometimes I don’t (and sometimes I’m admittedly amused by them!).

I’m not a cold, logical robot, but I try to at least keep the posts themselves uninfluenced the best I can. That might give the impression that I fully approve of everything this blog posts (or so I’m guessing, judging by some of the messages I receive), but oh well.
I’ll give my opinions on any particular post if asked specifically, though. In fact, I can’t be stopped.

I certainly agree that women and men face different struggles, and have done throughout history: unlike race and sexuality, women and men have been roughly half each of the population all over the world, since humans first existed. There’s been a lot of time for gender roles, expectations and stereotypes to form, and a lot of time for people to both thrive and be hurt by them.

But “oppression” is a strong word that is overused. In places like the USA, I don’t think women are oppressed (nor men). Not when women have the right to an education, to healthcare, to work, vote, own businesses, choose who they marry, who they divorce, whether they want children, receive support for raising children, be protected by the law, be protected from genital mutilation, own weapons, own land, earn money, spend money, drive, run for positions in government… etc.

That’s not to say that sexism and misogyny don’t exist, but “oppressed” (and “patriarchy”) seems to me insulting, not only towards the women in the world who don’t have such rights, but to the changes that have been made to allow those rights to be commonplace and maybe taken for granted. Of course that doesn’t mean it’s perfect, and there will always be criminals and bigots, but it’s nowhere near a system of oppression.

For this reason, some of the posts made on here have the details changed, e.g. “women who work instead of looking after the kids are selfish” might be changed to “men who stay at home with the kids instead of working are lazy”. The expectations are different: women have historically been homemakers, men have historically been breadwinners.
Which doesn’t mean that it’s how it should be, just that it’s how a lot of people see things, even now, and even if they’re not conscious of it. Women who would rather focus on their career and men who would rather focus on their children may be seen as being “right”.

These things take time to change, the more people feel comfortable to do what they want rather than what they feel they should. Talking about how things should be gender-neutral is nowhere near as effective as people going out and doing it and proving that the world doesn’t collapse into flames.

Which is a little off-topic, I know <:

A lot of the posts on there, though, are more simply along the lines of “[gender] are bad and I hate them” or “this [wo/man] was really mean to me, this proves that they all are shit”. These are just changed as they are, because the sentiment is the same.

Regardless of arguments about social structures, people are shaped by their experiences. Someone abused and hurt by a particular gender may well be cautious or even hostile towards other people of the same gender. But aside from anything else, it’s silly to say that it’s reasonable to feel that way towards men, but bigoted to feel that way towards women.

Encouraging people to feel animosity towards a certain gender (on this site, it’s usually towards men, but it applies to women as well) is harmful, and I don’t mean just because it’s bad for those who are hated. One thing I really don’t like about this current wave of feminism is encouraging women and girls (particularly those with limited experience of the world) to hate and fear men. They’re told that if they reject a man they will probably be killed. They’re told that they’re likely to be raped. They’re told that if they enter a certain fields of work they will be harassed or patronized or hated.

There are shitty people in the world, yes, in all demographics. But there are wonderful people, and ultimately normal, unremarkable, good people. Normal people rarely make the news. They are busy thinking about their own families, friends, careers and loved ones, too busy to think about making a stranger’s life miserable. Most people in the world laugh at jokes and read magazines and wear sweaters and have headaches and eat oranges and accidentally break mugs like you or me.

We don’t hear about the thousands of planes that take off and land without incident, or the millions of car journeys that end safely. And we don’t think about the people we walk by every day who don’t attack, harass or annoy us, which is most of them, and which is the expected way to behave. It’s only the very very few people who do, and get people going home and writing angry blog posts about the guy who catcalled them, or the woman who made inappropriate comments to them, and it gets condensed down to So Many People Of This Gender Are Terrible.

And people read about those bad experiences, and only those experiences, and it seems like it must be the majority. So they tell other people, and believe overestimated statistics, and everyone gets more afraid.
That’s what I don’t like about this wave of feminism. It’s not empowering. It’s like it wants women and girls to be frightened, and live in fear of men and not live out full lives or do the jobs they want to do. It gets people into a state where one bad comment can destroy them and validate everything bad they’ve ever heard.

All of which is a way of emphasizing that… it shouldn’t be brushed off as “well, historically [wo/men] have done x y and z” or “but all these crimes are committed by [wo/men] so we should assume they’re all bad”. It’s ridiculous to defend it as being fine when directed towards one gender and not the other, particularly when based on someone else’s experiences.

Either it’s fine both ways or it’s fine neither way. I’d much rather it be the latter. Life’s too short. That’s my take on the whole thing, anyway.

joanbright  asked:

I'm trying to type a person and I can't tell whether they're a really well-rounded ESTJ or ESFP. Could you compare & contrast the two types for me? I'd appreciate if you focused on the Tert. Ne vs Inf. Ni, because that's what I'm having the most trouble pinpointing. Thank you

These two.

My work is done.

I would scoff at the idea of mixing an ESFP and ESTJ up if it didn’t occasionally happen to me, where I sense a lot of “sensor in general” and a strong Te in a character. I even though Trubel in Grimm (ESTJ) might be an ESFP for the first several episodes she appeared in, because she’s such a take-charge / action in the moment character. Se/Te are the same in that regard… they charge right in and take control of a situation. But no, Trubel is Te/Si. All business.

But … back to Ron and Hermione. He’s the ESFP, she’s the ESTJ. (Before you say no, Hermione is not an extrovert … remember, she’s the one always forming groups … and bossing people around … and has those pesky inferior Fi emotions that she finds it hard to control. Oh, yes, she is indeed an ESTJ.)

What’s Ron about? Fun. Procrastinating about homework.

What’s Hermione about? Homework. Responsibilities. Keeping the boys in line.

Let’s talk about Harry’s mysterious broom, shall we? It turned up out of nowhere and Ron’s reaction was: “Hey, this is cool… and it’s new… and it’s a better broom than anyone else in this school has … let’s go try it out!” Typical Se. Objective reality, seeing the potential for all the fun he could be having on that broom. Living in the moment. Pursuing whatever interests are right before him.

Hermione’s reaction was way different: what if the broom is cursed? What if it’s how someone is trying to hurt Harry? Logical questions. Te/Ne stuff, in fact. Te assessed the situation objectively … not allowing emotions to get in the way (unlike Ron) … came to a rational conclusion that makes total sense … and then told McGonagall about the broom. Low-order Ne is suspicious and a tad bit fearful at times of the future and of the unknown. This broom came out of nowhere… that is suspicious… and we know someone is after Harry right now… so better safe than sorry, right? 

Se and Fi using Ron and Harry didn’t think so, but every SJ who read that book was probably on Hermione’s side.

Whenever you encounter someone who slams on the proverbial brakes on an idea because CAUTION: WE MUST BE CAREFUL… you’re dealing with Si. Se does not slam on the brakes. Se hits the accelerator.

Ne seeks to build connections. Harry + Broom = Potential Danger. Two objective ideas outside Hermione that she is connecting together. Same thing with Professor Lupin. She read a chapter in her book on werewolves and noticed that Lupin’s mysterious illnesses coincided with the symptoms so she concluded… werewolf. Quite obvious, really… right? No?

Ni is more about intuition tied to the person using it, focused on the things that person is interested about. Ron’s Ni is about his ideal for the future, his dream, what the Mirror of Erised showed him … him, alone, and important. No family. No friends. Just Ron … being true to himself and being awesome. But more than that, you’ll notice that his decisions are all emotional. Based on what HE is feeling at the time. Sometimes, his emotions are irrational and this causes friction with Harry… and Hermione. But, emotions drive his decisions in a way that they do NOT drive Hermione’s.

Think about how easily the locket influenced Ron (and Harry), and how little it seemed to change Hermione … because their emotions are much closer to the surface and far more impacting on their decisions on a continual basis. Ron stormed off and left them. He regretted it a minute later, but it was too late. Se/Fi/Te kicked on and he was gone. Hermione stayed … miserable… emotional … but her Te/Si kept her with Harry. Duty first, emotions later.

ESFP or ESTJ? Look for impulsiveness vs. taskmaster. Emotional decisions and tactical ones.

Of Princesses And Scoundrels

Emma gets one last addition to her team for the trip to the Underworld, and Killian makes a new friend. Because scoundrels don’t stay dead.

(I blame @qqueenofhades for at least half of this.)

Emma expects the mist that roils out across the lake, the boat that parts it like an ominous cheese knife, the dark figure standing at the prow. She expects to feel a little sense of dread at the idea of marching into the Underworld, and she does, a little shiver running up her spine.

She does not expect the portal.

But there it is, a shimmer in the air coalescing into a swirling vortex of bright yellow light a little distance away, up in the sky.

And the thing that emerges from it…

The ovoid shape hovers in the air for a moment, long enough for Emma’s jaw to drop.

“Really?” she asks no one in particular. “Aliens, too?”

Henry is grinning. “Awesome.”

The spaceship settles down almost gently onto the grass. The whine of its engines slides down the scale and dies. There’s a hiss as white steam vents from a few places in the irregular hull. It’s a dilapidated-looking thing, Emma reflects, the hull blackened as if by fire in several places.

A ramp lowers on one side, and a figure strides down it.

It’s not an alien. It’s a perfectly normal-looking human woman. She’s short, slender, and dark-haired, and she’s dressed in grey pants, sensible boots, and a white tunic and blouse. She seems perfectly at ease with everyone staring at her. Her dark eyes sweep the group, and settle on Emma.

“Greetings,” she says, with a smile that transforms her features from a little forbidding to strikingly beautiful. “I’m sorry to intrude. My name is Leia Organa Solo. I was told this is the way to a place called the Underworld.”

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