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lernonys  asked:

okay but if someone doesn't experience homophobia or transphobia then they're not lgbt it's as simple as that.... the lgbt community doesn't exist for the purpose of being "inclusive" it literally is by nature exclusive to people who experience homophobia and/or transphobia

No, I’m sorry, that’s simply not true. I’ve written an awful lot about this, which you can find under my ‘ace exclusion’ tag. But since there’s a lot under there, let’s hit all the highlights. Frankly, it’ll be nice to have an omnibus post I can just pass to people from now on. 

This post is not an argument of your point, it is a reference post, because you are simply wrong.

This post is going to be very, very long, and very, very US-centric. It is important to state right up front that this discussion is extremely Western-centric. I do not have the right personally to speak on gender and sexual orientations from indigenous communities of which I am not a member, but it is absolutely important to acknowledge that the colonization of gender and sexual identity of non-Western peoples is a) wrong as fuck and b) we need to knock it off and c) none of the stuff I’m writing necessarily applies to non-Western peoples/indigenous peoples. 

1) This ‘formed to fight homophobia and transphobia’ definition of LGBT is literally and completely an invention of Tumblr. It started on Tumblr, it really only exists on Tumblr, and it only exists for the sole purpose of excluding minority sexualities and orientations (not limited to but currently focused on asexuality). It’s a very recent invention and this specific definition is less than eighteen months old. Probably less than a year old, but I’ll be honest: I don’t have the time or patience to go through the history on Tumblr and read all the hateful stuff that I’d have to in order to find the first use of that particular little piece of nonsense.

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The Intuitives and their Levels of Focus

ENxJ - 100000000% focused at all times. They only allow half of their brain to sleep at a time, the other continuously processing the problems they are facing, ready to jump up and take action at any moment. When they are on a mission, do not stand in their way, or they will plow right through you. Clever, manipulative foxes that know exactly what they want and how to get it.

INxJ - Super focused…. On their thoughts and theories. Train of thought like a battering ram, but will trip over a pebble. Cannot be distracted from their thoughts, but is constantly distracted by their thoughts. Basically a wandering, introspective ball of flesh.

ENxP - Very focused ON EVERYTHING AT ONCE. Like ten thousand laser beams shooting in every direction. They are always ready to respond to anything and everything like a super karate clever banter ninja. Masters of instant comebacks and general witty remarks.

INxP - No focus. Ever. Where are they? What’s happening? They don’t know. The world is just so big and loud and distracting. It’s fine though. They’re just along for the ride. Sometimes the ride isn’t so great though, so that might actually get their attention, but there’s no guarantee.

Solar System: Things to Know This Week

Our Psyche mission to a metal world, which will explore a giant metal asteroid known as 16 Psyche, is getting a new, earlier launch date. Psyche is now expected to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in 2022, cruise through the solar system for 4.6 years, and arrive at the Psyche asteroid in 2026, four years earlier than planned. 

Below are 10 things to know about this mission to a completely new and unexplored type of world.

1. Psyche, Squared 

Psyche is the name of the NASA space mission and the name of the unique metal asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid was discovered in 1852 by Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis and named after the Greek mythological figure Psyche, whom Cupid fell in love with. “Psyche” in Greek also means “soul.”

2. Mission: Accepted

The Psyche Mission was selected for flight earlier this year under NASA’s Discovery Program. And it will take a village to pull off: The spacecraft is being built by Space Systems Loral in Palo Alto, California; the mission is led by Arizona State University; and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be responsible for mission management, operations and navigation.

3. An Unusual Asteroid 

For the very first time, this mission will let us examine a world made not of rock and ice, but metal. Scientists think Psyche is comprised mostly of metallic iron and nickel, similar to Earth’s core - which means Psyche could be an exposed core of an early planet as large as Mars.

4. Sweet 16 

Psyche the asteroid is officially known as 16 Psyche, since it was the 16th asteroid to be discovered. It lies within the asteroid belt, is irregularly shaped, about the size of Massachusetts, and is about three times farther away from the sun than Earth.

5. Discoveries Abound 

The Psyche mission will observe the asteroid for 20 months. Scientists hope to discover whether Psyche is the core of an early planet, how old it is, whether it formed in similar ways to Earth’s core, and what its surface is like. The mission will also help scientists understand how planets and other bodies separated into their layers including cores, mantles and crusts early in their histories. “Psyche is the only known object of its kind in the solar system and this is the only way humans will ever visit a core,” said Principal Investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton of Arizona State University.

6. Think Fast 

The mission launch and arrival were moved up because Psyche’s mission design team were able to plot a more efficient trajectory that no longer calls for an Earth gravity assist, ultimately shortening the cruise time. The new trajectory also stays farther from the sun, reducing the amount of heat protection needed for the spacecraft, and will still include a Mars flyby in 2023.

7. Gadgets Galore

The Psyche spacecraft will be decked out with a multispectral imager, gamma ray and neutron spectrometer, magnetometer, and X-band gravity science investigation. More: https://sese.asu.edu/research/psyche

8. Stunning Solar Panels 

In order to support the new mission trajectory, the solar array system was redesigned from a four-panel array in a straight row on either side of the spacecraft to a more powerful five-panel x-shaped design, commonly used for missions requiring more capability. Much like a sports car, combining a relatively small spacecraft body with a very high-power solar array design means the Psyche spacecraft will be able to speed to its destination much faster. Check out this artist’s-concept illustration here: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/artists-concept-of-psyche-spacecraft-with-five-panel-array

9. See For Yourself

Watch the planned Psyche mission in action.

10. Even More Asteroids

Our missions to asteroids began with the orbiter NEAR of asteroid Eros, which arrived in 2000, and continues with Dawn, which orbited Vesta and is now in an extended mission at Ceres. The mission OSIRIS-REx, which launched on Sept. 8, 2016, is speeding toward a 2018 rendezvous with the asteroid Bennu, and will deliver a sample back to Earth in 2023. The Lucy mission is scheduled to launch in October 2021 and will explore six Jupiter Trojan asteroids. More: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6713

Want to learn more? Read our full list of the 10 things to know this week about the solar system HERE.

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FightWrite: Your Killers Need to Kill

Killers need to kill. It’s surprising how many writers ignore this very specific and important piece of the ones they claim are killers, heartless or not. Sometimes, there’s a difference between the character we describe in the text and the actions the character takes. An author can tell me over and over that a character is a deadly and dangerous person who strikes ruthlessly without mercy, but if they don’t behave that way in the actual story then I’m not going to buy it.

Show versus tell: the difference between who the author says the character is and the actions the character takes in the story. Especially if the actions counteract the description. Now, you do have characters who lie, characters who misrepresent themselves, characters who say one thing and do another, but these are not the characters we’re talking about. This is about ensuring that you, the author, know the character you are writing. Unless you’re hiding their habits, let us glimpse the worst they’re capable of.

Monster. I could tell Jackson I was a monster, but he wouldn’t believe me. He saw a strawberry blonde, five feet eleven inches. A waitress, a Pilates nut, not a murderer. The nasty scar across my slim waist that I’d earned when I was ten? He thought I’d gotten it from a mugging at twenty one. Just as a natural layer of womanly fat hid away years of physical conditioning, I hid myself behind long hair, perky makeup, and a closet full of costumes bought from Macy’s and Forever 21. To him, I was Grace Johnson. The woman who cuddled beside him in bed, the woman who hogged the sheets, who screamed during horror movie jump scares, the woman who forgot to change the toilet paper, who baked cookies every Saturday morning, the woman who sometimes wore the same underwear three days in a row. The woman he loved.

No, I thought as I studied his eyes. Even with a useless arm hanging at my side, elbow crushed; my nose smashed, blood coursing down from the open gash in my forehead, a bullet wound in my shoulder, Sixteen’s gun in my hand, the dining room table shattered, and his grandmother’s China scattered across the floor. He’d never believe Grace Johnson was a lie. Not until I showed him, possibly not even then. Not for many more years to come. Probably, I caught my mental shrug, if he lives.

“Grace,” Jackson said. “Please…” The phone clattered the floor, his blue eyes wide, color draining from his lips. “This isn’t you.”

Gaze locking his, I levered Sixteen’s pistol at her knee.

“Don’t,” she whispered. “Morrison will take you in, he’ll fix this.” Her voice cracked, almost a sob. For us, a destroyed limb was a death sentence. Once, we swore we’d die together. Now, she can mean it. “Thirteen, if you run then there’s no going back.”

My upper lip curled. “You don’t know me.” I had no idea which one I was talking to. “You never did.”

My finger squeezed the trigger.

Sixteen grunted, blood slipping down her lip. In the doorway, Jackson screamed.

Do it and mean it. Let it be part of their character development, regardless of if which way you intend to go. In the above example, there’s a dichotomy present between the character of Thirteen and her cover Grace Johnson. There’s some question, even for the character, about which of them they are. It sets up a beginning of growth for the character as she runs, but it also fails to answer what will be the central question in the story: who am I? Which way will I jump?

If Thirteen doesn’t kill Sixteen, if the scene answers the question at the beginning then why would you need to read the story?

Below the cut, we’ll talk about some ways to show their struggles.

-Michi

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Hmm. Here are a few points I wanted to note.

Keith has canon abandonment and attachment issues. When Lance went to Keith’s room to talk about his insecurities, the first time we probably see Keith’s face is right after Lance tells him that he wants to step aside. This is the face we get.

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[SW:TLJ] Trailer musings

Ordinarily I try to avoid the Star Wars fandom, as I’m already in enough toxic fandoms as it is. However, this new trailer is blowing my mind and I have to write my thoughts about it or I’ll probably implode. 

Spoilers for the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer abound. For the sake of those who might be uncomfortable with viewpoints like mine and for those who’d like to avoid spoilers, I’ll be placing this bad boy under a cut. For everyone else, well, enter the dragon’s lair if you dare. Mua. Ha. Ha. *ahem* 

(Word of warning: I wrote this puppy at 3AM, so it’s most likely completely incoherent. Sorry in advance lol.)

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anonymous asked:

You are the first and only writer I have read for this fandom. I love your work so much, I've re read all your Arrow stories twice (even the Firefly one even though I've never watched it). Do you have any favorite Olicity fics to recommend to keep me from going crazy my first hiatus? (I binged the first 4 seasons last year)

This is awesome!! Thank you! I’m super honored. And do I have recs? Oh yes, I have recs. 

First rec isn’t actually a fic, it’s a resource… @theolicitylibrary. If you want recs, they’ve got ‘em. If you want a specific trope or rating or genre, they’ve got that, too. Have a hankering for a fic where Oliver and Felicity are business rivals? There’s a link for that. Where she’s the vigilante instead? There’s a link for that, too. Where one of them is a werewolf? Yup. They’re an amazing resource and you can lose days (and weeks and months) going through lists of alpha/omega tropes and rockstar AUs and friends-to-lovers fics. 

But more specifically… how about I rec some authors, too? I haven’t been reading much lately - I spend all my time writing - so I’m more comfortable reccing authors I know are amazing and whose works I’m looking forward to catching up on. They’re all consistently excellent. This is by no means an all inclusive list.

@dust2dust34 - My co-writer for FiCoN and personal fav (though I admit to no small amount of bias). If you want smut and you want details and mining a scene for feelings, Bre is your girl. She has plenty of oneshots to choose from as well as some multichapter fics.  

@machawicket - Look, I can’t overstate Danielle’s skills as a writer. My husband doesn’t even read my fic but he likes hers. Her writing is funny, sweet, sexy and heartbreaking in turn but it’ll never leave you unsatisfied. She’s a master. 

@anthfan - Nikki is one of those writers that’s so good she makes you forget you’re reading a story, because it’s just something you’re living. It’s an experience. Her characterization is spot-on and her plots are super engaging. She writes both one-shots and longer stories. They’re all worth your time.

@hannasus - Susannah’s writing is the perfect balance of detailed exposition and tight narrative that lets you feel like you’ve experienced the whole setting in just a few lines. Add to that fully in-character characterization and interesting plots that keep you reading and you really can’t go wrong. I recommend reading her Something Like Fate series ASAP as she’s adapted it into the basis for an original novel (which she’s publishing later this year) and it may not be up on AO3 a whole lot longer. 

@rosietwiggs - I can always tell Rosie’s work in just a few lines. Her narrative voice is so very distinctive and so gripping that it pulls me in effortlessly. I don’t believe she’s writing for Arrow anymore, but even her unfinished works are worth a read. I especially recommend The New Normal, Lengths and How The Mighty Fall In Love.

@supersillyanddorky06 - I’d be surprised if you hadn’t heard around about Matty’s writing because she’s right at the core of the Olicity fandom’s best known fanfics. With good reason. She’s prolific, plotty, smutty and evocative. If you have a weakness for Bratva!Oliver, I’d start here. 

@jsevick - I first met Jaimie after reading her Jurassic Park AU (really!) and being both delighted and amazed that she could make it work. I’m extremely lucky to have had her help as my beta pretty much ever since. If you like my writing, she’s a big part of it (along with @alizziebyanyothername). While she hasn’t posted in a while, her stories are just fun and if you like Gilmore Girls, her Arrow AU for Gilmore Girls is a treat!

@realityisoverrated-fic - I have no idea how you would feel about Smoaking Billionaires, Anon (I personally love it), but I’ve got to very highly recommend her Infinite Love series. At 110 parts and counting, it deals extensively with Oliver, Felicity and Tommy’s family longterm, including their kids. It’s alternately hot, sweet, and heartbreaking. But, most of all, it’s just well-written and interesting. If you’re willing to read them as a triad, I cannot recommend this strongly enough.

@geneeste - I would pay for more of Caught a Long Wind. Quite literally. But, that aside, Genie is a top notch writer. Whether her one-shots, WiPs or brilliant, ongoing epic co-written work with @machawicket, everything she writes should be devoured. 

@juliesioux - Julie uses the setting in a story as another character. There’s so much life to the world she puts her characters in that it practically breathes. Above that, she doesn’t shy away from hard topics. She will rush in head-first and dig deep to explore what her characters are going through. When you read her work, take her warnings seriously, but if you’re looking for a rich story to read that challenges you, she’s the perfect option to turn to.

@thatmasquedgirl - One of the most prolific Olicity fic authors (with 110 fics, including the absolute opus Technical Assistance). She’s consistently excellent, creative and she gives us as a fandom a whole lot to read. You can probably spent a huge chunk of hiatus happily buried in her work.

@entersomethingcleverhere - As a rule, I do not read first person stories. Not even when they’re published books sitting on shelves at my bookstore. I will break that rule for her writing. I like it that much. It’s heartfelt, moving, well-paced, and the connections between her characters are both real and evolving as you go. 

@arrow-through-my-writers-block - Shelby is… well, she’s just fun! She’s a solid writer who never disappoints. She’s got quite a few one-shots and a few ongoing multi-chapters. She’s probably best known for Starstruck, but all of her work is worth reading.  

@wagamiller - I just really love wagamiller’s work. Like a lot. There are very few authors I have on alert, but wagamiller is. Stories that make me laugh out loud are few and far between, but the 35B series surely did (as did @machawicket‘s Unbearable Hotness of Being, btw). Strong, sharp, witty writing that will leave you with a grin on your face.

@callistawolf - When I think of Callie’s work, I think of the fanfic version of sitting down with some hot cocoa and curling up with a warm blanket to watch a Hallmark Christmas special. She’s consistently excellent about finishing her work, which is lovely, and you can pretty much always count on a feel-good romantic ending. 

@hopedreamlovepray - Writing one-shots that stick with your reader is hard. Keeping a story to 1-2k and still being impactful is even harder. She absolutely manages it every time. Hope27 (as she’s known on AO3, so you can find her) has something like a hundred Olicity fics. These are, in my opinion, absolutely perfect if you want to lose yourself in a story on the train to work or during your lunch hour. 

@dettiot - Mel has a lot of great stories (like really great). My favorite is probably the “ink in my pen ran dry” series, but that’s a really tough call. Core Curriculum is super hot. The Felicity Stark series (crossover with Avengers-verse) is brilliant and fun and made me giddy while reading it. Beauty in the Breakdown is excellent. Jerry the EA series features one of the best takes on a relative OC I’ve read in fics. Love is Red made me squeal like a teenager with excitement (I’m not ashamed; it was warranted). And Two Men, Same Name (written with @melsanfo) is one of those that I am absolutely dying for the time to catch up on. While I’m at it, let’s rec Mel Sanfo, too. Her Masquerade is another novel-length fic absolutely worth a read. You really can’t go wrong with either of these ladies. 

@ash818 - Ash is freaking awesome. So, here’s the thing. Her Legacy series is mind-blowingly good. I have to admit, I’ve only read The Man Under The Hood in the series (this is intentional, for a reason you’ll see in a moment, but you need to read all of her work ASAP, okay? You do). This series… you’ve got future, married Olicity with teenage children as they continue their mission. There’s action, plot, heartbreak, angst, love, everything you could want. It’s in first person from their son’s perspective which is something I would probably never have clicked on in the first place had it not come highly recommended, but good lord is it amazing. All of her characters have life. All of them have depth. Her OCs are fully formed and vital to the story without overshadowing characters you already know. I haven’t read the later stories because after I decided to continue on with FiCoN verse, I didn’t want to inadvertently shade my views on Olicity’s growing family and continuing mission with anything she did in her series. If anything I do happens to run parallel to her work, I want to know beyond any doubt that it’s 100% coincidence. But her stories are something I’m absolutely itching to get to read… eventually. Her writing is excellent.  

@tinaday3w - I’m tempted to say “JUST READ IT” but that’s probably not enough… But really, just read it. No one does slow burn like Tina. Victorian era AU with pirate!Oliver? Yes, please. Hello. I’ll take two.

@emmilynestill - She’s just so good. And sooooo hot. I don’t know if you know this, Anon, but writing a good sex scene is hard. You don’t want your reader pulled out of the scene by wondering if a position is actually possible or when underwear came off (or if it did) or how gravity isn’t making them collapse. Like… smut is difficult. But it reads so effortlessly with Emmilyne’s writing. And, beyond that, she weaves it in beautifully with plot that keeps you wondering what’s next and emotion that builds and grows in an organic way. Orgasms and organic feelings. Honestly, what else could anyone really want?

@ruwithmeguys - Jess will gut you and leave you asking her to do it again. Indecent Proposal… just… read the warnings and be ready and read it with a lot of time on your hands and probably in chunks because ouch. But still… read it.

@academyofshipping - Sarah has this dry sense of humor that comes out in her fics that’s as clever as it is fun. Fluffy, funny, smart, cute and rich with feeling, Sarah’s writing is consistently strong. 

@someonesaidcake - Felice is fantastic for completed, multichapter AU fics. She has quite a few and I’m pretty sure every single one included smut at some point (if that’s your thing) as well as plot. 

And… I’ve spent like an hour and a half on this which was a lovely diversion for my day. I know I’m forgetting amazing people but I have to stop here. When in doubt, take the title of a fic you like, google that name in quotes along with “rec list” and find someone’s list where that story was included, then explore the others. Or, check the bookmarks on AO3 of an author you like, that’s a great place to mine for fics, too. And, again, I can’t rec @theolicitylibrary enough. That said… happy reading, Anon! We’ll get through this hiatus together… through fic and sheer force of will. ;-)

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“If somebody asks me ’What do you do for a living?’ I say, ’I help people.’ When I’m on an operation, I’m not thinking about anything but the operation; home is at home. What the job is in front of you, that’s the only thing that matters at the time. Guys are always gonna modify their gear the way that they want, obviously. Nobody is going to dictate how you carry magazines or what holster you use - the bottom line is results. If you’re on a direct action mission and you’re kicking doors, the only thing you’re thinking is: Check your six, give the squeeze and do your job. If everybody is standing then we’re good to go, let’s tackle the next problem. Every man around you has the upmost confidence in you to do your job and at the same time, you better do your job because they’re expecting you to. Success within a brotherhood is defined as taking care of your brothers…it’s the bottom line. Everybody comes home.”

anonymous asked:

Just my personal interpretation but I’ve thought that maybe Keith never fully forming his blade in S4 was symbolism to being a bom member full time wasn’t the correct path for Keith. The first instance that Keith was able to form his blade was after offering back the blade to the bom because he already know who he is, self affirmed as a paladin. In the scenes w/ him in missions w/ the bom his actions reflect what he’s learned as a paladin, and it’s been conflicting the bom’s way of things

I am…..so here for this.

Keith had become grounded in knowing that he is a paladin of Voltron and that the turmoil of his past doesn’t have to reflect his future. He took that moment and he truly felt that he knew himself and as such, he formed his blade.

In season 3 and 4 (which I understand was originally one entire season that’s been split in half), we could see how much losing Shiro again affected Keith emotionally and mentally. He detached from that stable mindset and became reckless and impulsive because he was being forced to step into shoes he believes are too big to fill and impossible to replace. Yes, in the latter half of season 3, Keith started to become more comfortable in leading his teammates and putting himself in a better headspace, but there was still so much chaos internally that I think he lost that sure connection he had just established.

I have to agree with this idea. While it is so so important that Keith learn more about his past and the Galra part of who he is, it’s also evident that Voltron isn’t the same without him. The dynamic has completely changed and feels wrong without him, and his blade not fully forming like it did when he was certain of who he is could be exactly the subtle proof we need to show us that Keith is meant to be a paladin of Voltron. He is meant to come back.

Y'all. I keep seeing this post going around about Mirio Togata/Lemillion only being able to save one person and how the “0"s on his hero uniform are obscured and that it’s like "He wanted to save millions but only could save one.”


Now lemme tell you why that’s fucking BULLSHIT, okay.

FUCKING BULLSHIT.
I’M CALLING THEIR BLUFF.
Saving Eri saved, not just her, but all the heroes that would have been affected by Overhaul’s plan to use her and create that serum to take away their Quirks. Even if he’s never able to save anyone again, Mirio was able to save Eri, save the people he was with during the mission because of his quick actions, save the heroes who may have had their quirks destroyed, thus assisting in protecting all heroes and all future heroes and all the future victims that will be saved by those heroes. He may have PHYSICALLY saved Eri alone, but his actions saved millions.


Lemillion is my fucking hero.

MIRIO TOGATA is my hero.

Don’t you ever fucking forget it.

Close Call ~PART 4 (final)

Read these first!!!!!! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Catch this fic on AO3

It’s about Lance and Keith getting captured and separated, with an injured Lance. For a better summary go to the first part… I’m lazy.

Finally! The last part!

…pssst @dogsahoy @voltronpaella @taylor-tut I can now stop sliding these across the table- this is the end!

I wanted to try doing something with multiple parts to celebrate VLD’s anniversary (the first part went up on the 10th)… and I can’t believe how well received this was! Thanks so much to everyone who’s given me such kind feedback!! I’ve got lots of plans for future writing, so hopefully you can look forward to that and not be too sad that this is over now? I hope you like the way I ended it… enjoy!!


Lance tumbled out of the healing pod like he did so many other things; without warning. The others were sat around the room when suddenly the walls of the pod disappeared, and the blue paladin fell forward. He would’ve face-planted into the floor of the infirmary if Hunk hadn’t been there to catch him.

He looked around in confusion for a moment while his eyes adjusted to the bright lights, and met the gaze of his best friend.

“Hey, Hunk,” he smiled, voice raspy and uneven. “Miss me?”

Hunk sighed with relief, giving Lance a shaky grin of his own. “You know I did,” he admitted. “Don’t you dare scare me like that again. I was worried sick!”

Lance laughed, and let himself be wrapped up in one of Hunk’s signature, bone-crushing hugs. “Sorry,” he shrugged. “Guess I should be more careful. So, what’d I miss?” He looked around at the others with an expectant smile on his face, but it wavered quickly. The rest of the team all looked worse for the wear themselves.

Pidge’s eyes were red-rimmed and puffy, while Shiro looked even more worn down than usual. Allura and Coran both stood off to the side, with strained expressions of relief. Keith was leaning against the wall with his arms crossed, stoic and silent as usual, but Lance could see the bags under his eyes. In short, they all looked exhausted.

“Um… you guys?” Lance asked uncertainly, voice catching. “Why all the grim looks? What’s wrong?”

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In case any of you are having a bad day or just need a laugh

Please try to picture this as Lance with Keith, Hunk, and Pidge. I will be playing the role of Lance, and Allura and Shiro can be my parents. Enjoy.
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Okay so I was never a rebellious kid growing up. Never got secret tattoos or piercings, never had a significant other who microwaved hamsters or some shit like that. I was the golden child. Respectful, kind, always did my chores and took care of my younger siblings. Blah blah. But that didn’t mean I had a rebellious streak that would come to life at some moments. One moment occurred when I was 16, almost 17. I had asked my parent if I could stay out with a group of my friends and they said no. I was cool about it at first but as the day progressed, I got angry. Why wouldn’t they let me hang out with my friends at night? We weren’t going to do anything illegal (not a first that is but I’ll get to that later), so why had they refused. I was the poster child of good kids. So I made up my mind. I was going to sneak out.

Night came around and I’m not gonna lie, I was hella nervous. Complete with sweaty palms and written will if I got caught. So when my mom and dad went to bed, I sprung into action. Mission Impossible was playing in my head as I stuffed my bed with extra pillows and blankets, completing the look with a volleyball with a very stringy cheap wig that wasn’t even the same color as my hair. I though I was a genius. So then I faced my next challenge: actually sneak out of the house. The problem is, my room was on the second floor. So you know what I did? I tried to climb out of my window, onto the tree, and gently climb down the the soft grass below. Why didn’t I just sneak downstairs and through the front door? ‘Cause that was just obviously too easy (also, they didn’t do that in the movies). So I send a short prayer and start to climb out the window.

I immediately bang my head on the glass and let out a very loud “FUCK!!” Shortly after, my mom says “Charlotte! What did you just say?!” Being the golden (HA!!) child that I am, I never curse. So, heart pounding, I responded “I-I said DUCK! Yeah, um I could’ve sworn I seen one fly by my window and it scared me!” “…well alright, but keep it quiet dear! Your dad and I are trying to sleep!” I said a quick okay and waited for about ten minutes with my leg still hanging out of the window, too scared to try to move. When the coast was clear, I started my descent. Growing up climbing trees my whole life, this was supposed to be a breeze. But remember my sweaty palms? Yeah well, next thing I knew, my hand slipped from the branch and I can tumbling down. Luckily, I wasn’t far off the ground and landed with a thud. The grass wasn’t as soft as it looked. I cut up my hands and knees, and they were bleeding pretty badly, but I didn’t give up. I was finally out. So, I made my way to find my friends.

After walking for about a mile and a half, I met up with my friends at our local library (were really hardcore okay). It was past midnight, so almost all the shops were closed, the only ones being open were bars and we were all underaged. My friends noticed my bleeding palms and bloody torn jeans and then proceed to laugh at me when I told them what happened. And then we faced our next challenge: what the hell were we gonna do? You see, we hadn’t planned to do anything. We honestly never thought we would get this far. So we just started walking around town, joking around, talking about the future..aesthetic teenage stuff. Until one of them suggested we brake into own town’s swimming pool (this is where the illegal part comes in). I didn’t agree at first, but ultimately agreed with them. So our journey continued.

We got to the pool, and of course it was locked. But luckily, I just happened to have a bobby pin in my hair and watching a lot of spy and action movies, so I offered to pick the lock. Twenty minutes later, the bobby pin had been launched and I had resulted to kicking the lock and spewing every curse word I knew, even making up my own. I was about o suggest we forget it and go somewhere else when a police cruiser rolls up. I immediately pale and was really glad I wrote that will. The policeman was in his early 20s and was completely shredded, muscles pulsating with a five o'clock shadow on his face. Note that when I get nervous, I babble. I have zero filter and I speak what I think. So, I noticed that he was wearing sunglasses. And it was night. Why the fuck was he wearing sunglasses past midnight? So I asked him. In response, he took off his sunglasses and arched an eyebrow at me and my friends. I lock eyes with the man and this is where I fuck up. I cross my arms and you know what I say to the man, the cop? “Oh now I see. You wear those sunglasses to protect us civilians. Cause right now, I’m getting lost in your eyes.” Completing that sentence with, I shit you not, finger guns and a smirk. This earns a smack on the head from one of my friends while the others groan and shake their heads. Thankfully, the cop was amused and shook his head.

The cop then asked us what we were doing out this late and at the pool, and we quickly made up the story that one of my friends though she left her phone at the pool and wanted to get it back but the pool was locked. We could tell the policeman didn’t completely buy it, but he let us go with a warning. We scurried our way back into town, thinking we were in the clear. We were talking about how close of a call that was, when a set of headlights appeared behind us and stopped. My heart dropped to my stomach when I realized whose car the was. It was my dad’s. And sure enough, my dad comes storming out of the car and my friends scatter, while I’m frozen in fear. My mom followed my dad shortly after, just as furious. We’ll skip the scolding and the grounding and the tears for the sake of time and my dignity. The carried wasn’t pleasant and my parents marched me back to my room and scolded me some more. After they were satisfied (for now) they went back downstairs to their room. About thirty minutes pass and I hear my door creak open. It was one of my younger sisters. Not saying anything, she comes up to me, pats me on the head, and kisses my cheek. Then she slowly draws back and looks me dead in the eyes and whispers “That’s for eating the last Oreo.” and skips out of my room. It takes a few seconds and then it clicks.
“YOU RATTED ME OUT FOR A FUCKING OREO?!?!”
“CHARLOTTE JANE WATSON, WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?!”

Moral of the story kids: Never eat the last damn Oreo.

Lost and found

[Post 5x23 spec fic]

This is me processing the last few minutes of that finale because it’s the only way I’m making it until October. Enjoy!!


Just in case…. Just in case… Just in case…

He couldn’t tear his eyes away from the destruction ripping apart the island, the island that seemed to never stop taking from him, as her voice echoed in his head. That innate protectiveness that drove him was screaming at him to move, to save them— somehow save them, no matter how irrational it seemed that there was a chance they were still alive, but it was like all the oxygen had left his body when Chase pulled that trigger. His body felt heavy, his feet glued to the spot as he clung to his son. The one part of him he knew for certain he hadn’t lost and couldn’t bear to let go of for even a second.

“Oliver…” William croaked, “Dad?”

The sound of his shaking voice unfroze him and he dropped to his knees to look him in the eye. He couldn’t find the capacity to form words yet, shock still numbing his brain as explosions continued to echo through the air, so he just squeezed his shoulder reassuringly. Like he had done so many times with Felicity when words failed him.

He tried not to think about the words he should have said to her before he let her walk away. Words he might have forever lost his chance to say.

William’s eyes drifted over his shoulder to the fire blazing on the shore, “My mom… is she…”

“I don’t know.” He wouldn’t give him false hope, wouldn’t placate him with, “she’s going to be okay,” wouldn’t assure anything else that he couldn’t be certain of. He had already made that mistake. Pain, the kind he never wanted his son to feel and would give anything to spare him from, flickered in his eyes as his small hand grasped his arm tightly.

Just in case…

The coms. He was afraid to try, afraid to be met with silence. Closing his eyes, he tapped that spot over his heart.

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You’re Safe Here (Dean x Reader)

Requested by anon.Enjoy!

Originally posted by im-in-trbl

“What’s your ideal husband?”

“I like a man that’s a mystery, someone that doesn’t talk very much, those are the ones that are the most affectionate. I prefer to just cuddle than talk, I like a man that knows what he is doing, he is not afraid to take risks and get touchy feely. I think it’s because i’m not good with words so touching is my way of showing affection.”

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“What’s your ideal wife?”

“I like a girl that’s more of an acting than talking. Someone that delicately sexy, I like a strong gaze in a woman. Someone tha'ts silently having my back and even though she will talk shit in front of me, she will cut someone that talks bad behind my back. A dynamic duo”

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Getting to be with Hyuk was something that you felt blessed about experiencing. He was pretty much the man of your dreams, the chemistry you had was over flowing and everyone that watched the show could see it. From silly missions, to random actions of affection, like playing with your curly hair, to teasing the other but then hugging them cause you felt bad. It was a relationship you wish you had without having to sign a contract and cameras following you.

You were a bit sad that it was the last episode of We Got Maried, it meant that you and Hyuk would have to go your seperate ways. You would go back to your job as an actress and he would go back to singing like an angel.

“Keep them close”

“If this is a sick joke, I will beat you until you bleed”

You threatened him as he carefully covered your eyes, so he won’t ruin your eye make up. He guided you somewhere and then stopped you. You could feel the curiousity bubbling up, you were tempted to rip his hand of from your eyes to see what he was hiding, but you knew it was something he had probably worked hard for and you didn’t want to ruin it for him. So you just bit your lips and patiently waited for him to reveal his surprise.

“1,2….3”

a beautiful set of a couch and a big tv was set right in the garden, you could already recognize your favorite snacks and the fluffy blankets that were perfectly folded on the side of the couch. One of the most brightest smiles reached your lips, you even showed your teeth, you rarely did that because of your insecurity of your crooked front teeth.

“Aww Hyuk, this is beautiful”

“Come on, I picked the best movie”

He took your hand and sat next to you on the very comfortable couch. He passed you the pink blanket, knowing that it was one of your favorite colours and he kept the creme coloured on for him. You took of your shoes and put your legs up to get cozy.

“Are you ready?”

“Yes”

He pressed play and his song “bonnie & clyde” reached your ears, catching you off guard. You turned to look at him confused but he didn’t even turn his head towards you, so you forgot the idea about him giving you an explanation. They were clips of the show, mixed with clips form him m/v, that caught your interested but made you even more confused, you were never the patient one.

“I’m so happy you were my wife. You were a lovely partner and great company, i’ll miss your weird laugh and your savage comments. I hope my wife can be just like you, I hope I made you feel happy and was a good husband to you, cause you deserve the perfect one. You are my ideal wife”

You read this in the screen and you could already feel your heart full of love. You never knew he felt like this, your relationship was more of a goofy one, you never expected this from him. It was such a loving gesture that you appreaciated very much.

“Ahhh why you had to make me cry?”

You turned away and carefully wiped the corners of your eyes. It was the first time that someone did something so sweet for you, you didn’t reallt know how to take it or how to respond.

“I didn’t want to make you cry”

“Happy tears”

You said as you faced him again with a smile. He saw your watery eyes and he couldn’t help but feel kind of bad, even though he knew you were not hurt, but just over emotional. He just reached for your hair and pulled them away from your face and over your shoulder, he always liked how you looked without hair on your face, he wanted to see your whole face on it’s entire glory.

“I’ll miss you too”

“It was fun wasn’t it?”

“Very much…. maybe too much fun. Look at us, all sappy and shit. You already know that when this airs everyone will think were are dating”

“Probably, I don’t blame them. Who wouldn’t want to be with a woman like you?”

You giggled at his compliment. You sat inches away from him, you really did hope that you could keep him in your life, although you didn’t know if that was possible, your careers might be both on the spotlight but they were based of from very different things. You acted on impulse and gave him a hug, resting your chin on his shoulder as he slowly rubbed circles on your back, making you feel comfort and some type of affection.

“I won’t do it. I won’t do it”

You whispered to yourself, in a desperate attempt to make yourself hold back the tears from starting again. You always had that thing of avoiding to cry in front of others, it just made you feel like you were making them pity you.

“I won’t look, you’re safe here”

“Thank you for a wonderfull marriage Hyuk, I never took the chance to thank you for this”

“Don’t thank me, you deserved every piece of it”

You pulled away from him and pulled all your hair back, you never thought that coming to this would make you feel so much for a guy. He really was what you exactly wanted.

“I have a suggestion, instead of leaving the rings, we switch them. You’ll have something from me and i’ll have something from you”

You just nodded. You both took of your “wedding rings” and gave it to each other. You immediately put it on, since it fit you, but he just kept it and put it on the pocket of his flannel.

“Now we have something to keep us together”

anonymous asked:

didn't they violently murder the lesbian of colour in Atomic Blonde after putting all those baity wlw scenes in the trailer?

Sigh

The way you formulated this ask, there is no way my answer isn’t going to be considered problematic, because if I say “Yes but–” it won’t mean anything since I’m trying to justify the murder of a lesbian of color right? That’s how tumblr works.

But anyway, you asked so I’m gonna answer. Short answer? Yes, she gets murdered. Violently? I mean, yes since it’s a murder but considering the brutal (VERY brutal) ways people are killed in this movie, her death is definitely the least violent. It also happens at the end of her character arc. She doesn’t die for Lorraine’s pain (manpain if she were a man).

“Baity” wlw scenes? No. They aren’t baity, since Lorraine and Delphine’s is the central relationship of the movie lol. Sure, it’s an action/spy movie, the focus is on the action, but you can bet their relationship has much more depth than any “love story” in any James Bond or Mission Impossible or whatever Straight White Action Hero movie. And Delphine is an actual character, not a blank canvas that is just there to titillate the audience with a sex scene. Also, Lorraine is pretty much cold and detached throughout the entire run of the movie. The scenes she shows her emotions the most in? Yes, with Delphine or revolving around Delphine. Anything but baity imo.

Anyway, this is my answer. Make of that what you will.

{Reaction} Mafia!EXO having a bad deal and you’re the only one that can calm them

Hi! Could you please do an exo mafia!au reaction to them coming home from a bad deal or something bad happening while they were in charge and you’re the only one that can calm them down? Thank you~💕 

Note: Mafia AU’s will be the death of me I swear. Enjoy~!

Disclaimer: I don’t own the gifs/ images used.

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Park Chanyeol

Originally posted by parkchny

Chanyeol’s shoulders were shaking as he sat on the couch, he looked as white and pale as a sheet. He’d been on a drug deal, a supposedly loyal trader. Except this time, the man pulled out the gun, and Chanyeol seemed as though he was still in shock over his near death experience despite he had been in that kind of situation a fair few times before. You stepped inside, wrapping your arms around him and hugging him until his shaking body stopped. He helped you closely, not saying a word, but feeling the comfort in knowing you’re there for him.


Do Kyungsoo/ D.O.

Originally posted by yoonem

He didn’t show it, but he felt shaken up. He had been on an assassination job, but the man had got away again. Only this time, he had put up a fight, and Kyungsoo had been closer to the bullet of a gun than he would’ve liked to have been. The others didn’t notice the horror hidden behind his poker face, but as he arrived home, you saw it immediately, and took him away from the other to talk to him, knowing that he needed to relieve of whatever had happened while he had been out.

Kyungsoo: “I nearly died… the scariest part was the thought of leaving you behind…”


Byun Baekhyun

Originally posted by trulynatalie

Baekhyun‘s blood was boiling in anger as he returned home, he had been set up by someone he was supposed to be making deals with. The other members gracefully kept their distance from him, no one wanted to be around Baekhyun when he was pissed off. But as you walked into the room, his face softened. He smiled as you walked over and help you in his arms, his face nuzzling the crook of your neck as he slowly calmed down.

Baekhyun: “Thank you for being there, {y/n}.”


Oh Sehun

Originally posted by veriloquentmind

Sehun scoffed as Junmyeon lectured him on the dangerous actions of his last mission. He had let one of the most notorious murders slip through his fingers. If he didn’t feel bad enough about it, Junmyeon had made him feel a hundred times worse about it. He felt his eyes squeeze tightly shut as he walked into your shared apartment as he was mid putting his coat on the hanger. He looked at you, and you understood that he had been having a bad day without any words to tell you. You put the cooking down and made your way over, wordlessly pulling him into a hug which instantly calmed him down. He changed the subject to forget about the bad day he’d had.

Sehun: “Something smells nice, what have you been making?”


Zhang Yixing/ Lay

Originally posted by luhns

Lay was feeling unbelievably stressed. He had been overworked for the last few weeks, barely ever getting a break. If he wasn’t on an assassination mission, then he was dealing drugs, when he wasn’t dealing drugs he was in the casinos seducing women to gain secrets. It was a never ending cycle of working and stress. But as he arrived home one evening and saw you dressed in revealing clothing with a smile on your face, he couldn’t help but relax into you coaxing grin.

Lay: “You know me too well, Baobei.”


Kim Jongdae/ Chen

Originally posted by exoxoolf

Jongdae had been trying to crack a code for the whole day. He looked tired, and frustration coursed through his veins. To crack this code was essential if his mafia group finally wanted to make a move on their greatest enemies. It was all down to him, and he was feeling the pressure alright. When you first walked in, he snapped, and told you to leave him alone and that he was busy. But as you walked over and placed a coffee on the table beside him and pulled him into a hug. He relaxed into your touch.

Jongdae: “I’m sorry I snapped, I didn’t mean it. I love you jagiya.”


Kim Minseok/ Xiumin

Originally posted by chenrrerorocher

Minseok got home from a bad deal. It was the first time he had ever truly been scared. He had been on an assassination mission, and he had been incredibly close to being killed. The man had laughed in his face, saying how he was going to kill him, and then go after you and kill you too. That was the scariest part for Minseok, the thought of you dying. Eventually, he had fought the other man and finished off the job, but he was still left shaken as he came home. As soon as he walked in, he pulled you into a hug, knowing he needed to change his choice of career.

Minseok: “I’m so sorry, I love you. We need to get away from this life.”


Huang Zitao/ Tao

Originally posted by biiloved

Tao found himself actually crying. Kris had gone, he didn’t know where, Luhan was going to be following soon. EXO M was falling apart, and he was left wondering what was going to happen next. He knew he wasn’t safe, not knowing where his leader was. You had found him in the bedroom, curled under the blankets and shaking like a leaf. You climbed in with him, wrapping your arms around him from behind and holding him close until he finally fell asleep.


Kim Junmyeon/ Suho

Originally posted by veriloquentmind

The leader of EXO K was feeling incredibly stressed, conflicts were running within his own team, and everything felt as though it was falling to pieces. When he walked into the house, he was still fuming. When he saw you cooking him dinner, he walked over, pulling you roughly into his arms. But once you were in his embrace, he softened, holding you more lightly and running a hand through your hair.

{y/n}: “Everything alright?”

Suho: “It is now.”


Lu Han

Originally posted by baekthoven

Luhan sat in the corner to the warehouse in tears. The water stained his cheeks as he curled up into a ball of terror. The enemy had been killed, but he had been hit with sudden flashbacks, leaving him cowering in the corner next to a bloody body. He’d been ignoring calls for hours. He was finally found by yourself and Yixing later on. Yixing took a step back as you walked over to him.

Luhan: “I saw him getting killed again - I had a flashback -”

{y/n}: “It’s okay, I’m here now.” *Pulls him into a hug.* “Let’s go home”


Kim Jongin/ Kai

Originally posted by intokai

Kai allowed you to pull him into your arms as the two of you sat on the safe. He sighed as you pulled him to his feet. He had more than a stressful day, the deal had turned almost deathly wrong. But now, in your comfort he felt protected, and somewhat smiled as you started to saw with him in the living room with no music playing.


Wu Yifan/ Kris

Originally posted by krismehard

Kris pushed his chair under the table a little more roughly than usual, and groaned as it smacked against the table and knocked off a glass which smashed against the hard tiled floor. He shook his head, about to curse when he heard the door open. He was about to snap, to tell the person to fuck off. But as he looked up to see you, he felt his annoyance drain in an instant. He walked over, closing the door behind you and told you to come and sit with him for a while.

Kris: “We both need a break, come inside for a bit. Do you want some coffee?”