otp3: always and forever

anonymous asked:

What do you love the most about Erwin?

Dear Anon, I’ve had your ask in my in box for weeks (months?) now, but I haven’t been ignoring it, quite the opposite.  I’ve been hoarding it like treasure. Every so often I take it out and admire it, then I put it back in the box to keep it safe, because it’s precious and to be honest I hardly know where to start with this. However you deserve an answer so let me try.  

Apart from the obvious, ahem, aesthetic appeal, I am in awe of Erwin’s vision. He has an unnerving ability to look past the obvious, the superficial, to see the potential that most people are unwilling to see and don’t even bother looking for. He did it with the Survey Corps, he did it with Levi, with Eren, with Hanji and Historia.  Without Erwin’s vision, without his belief, the Survey Corps would have been decimated long before Shiganshina, the corrupt nobility wouldn’t have been overthrown, Hanji wouldn’t have become the 14th Commander, Historia would never have taken the throne, Levi would have remained a petty criminal in the Underground and Eren would have ended up as so much meat on the autopsy table.  By any measure, that’s an impressive record for just one man. Levi wasn’t wrong when he said that Erwin is gazing up at something he can’t even see.

But vision is something you admire rather than love so the things I love most about Erwin are his self less courage, his humility and his enduring humanity.  

By courage I don’t just mean his unfailing willingness to lead from the front and put himself directly in the line of fire. I mean the courage to make the hard decisions that every military commander has to make, the decisions that send soldiers, comrades and friends to their death; the courage to keep making those decisions over and over and over again, even though every death weighs heavily on his conscience and the guilt keeps dragging him down. Erwin just shoulders the despair and keeps on going, that’s what military commanders do, and its only at the bitter end that we see that toll that it takes on him as a man.

Perhaps the most astonishing thing is that Erwin does all this without the slightest question or complaint.  There is not an arrogant bone in Erwin’s body. He is willing to play the role required of him; to be the monster, the devil, the fraud.  The commander with the heart of stone who sends men to their death without even blinking.  And it’s only when he finally breaks that we see that beneath the implacable façade he is still just a man.  A man who hurts and bleeds like every other man.  A man who underneath it all is still just the child haunted by his father’s death.  

And that’s really what I love most of all about Erwin, after all the war and guilt and sacrifice, he never looses his humanity. Every death touches him, every face is etched in his memory, but he still has the ability to connect to those he loves and respects.  He never looses the capacity to love. Right at the bitter end he is still able to open his heart to Levi and lay it all before him.  And if that’s not a reason to love the man then I don’t know what is.

There is poem that was often quoted in my previous Age of Sail fandom, Kipling’s The Song of the Dead, and though I’m no fan if Kipling, there is a line in it that always makes me think of Erwin

If blood be the price of admiralty,
    Lord God, we have paid in full.

Erwin certainly paid the price in full, but he never lost his humanity, and that dear Anon, is what I love about him the most.

They asked me how I can be so sure of that this love will forever last in a world full of temporary things. I looked at them with a smile on my lips and said you know when your heart has found a home.
—  Melwowz

You know what’s amazing? Fangirls. We are fucking amazing; we live, breathe fandom and love the shit out of our chosen fandom. We spend hours writing fan fiction, making gifs, photo sets, videos, and artwork amongst other things. We pick a character(s) and research their past and dig deep into their characterization. We buy the merch, we go see the movies, watch the shows; anything that has to do with our favorite character/fandom we are there. And we get shit for it. “Oh, you only like Captain America because you think Chris Evans is hot.” Well no shit he’s hot. And so what if we haven’t read all the Captain America comics (or maybe we have), who gives a flying fuck. Guess what? Fangirls are at the conventions, at the premieres, motherfuckers we are everywhere and we are going nowhere SON. NOWHERE.

We’re not just any girls, we’re FUCKING FANGIRLS.

Be proud. 

To this day, the BEST season finale and BEST adventure, for me, on Once Upon A Time is the season 3 finale. The time jump with our babies, the CS movie, the kissing Captain Hook while the current Captain Hook gets jelly, the Rolly Joger, the first dance, the EVERYTHING.

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Always and Forever.

Request from @melconnor2007: I was thinking something like the reader and Seb had been together for ages, and he was shooting a new film that had a sex scene the reader thought they actually had sex in the scene and didn’t know how it worked, she got upset and wouldn’t speak to seb, and ignored his calls, so he files back home to her, and reassures her and it’s really fluffy at the end, if that makes any sense

Note: Okay so this is the first bit of writing I have done for Sebastian Stan rather than one of his characters so I hope it is alright. I may have got a little carried away with it :)

Sebastian Stan x Reader

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Disclaimer: I do not know Sebastian Stan in real life so, of course, I don’t know how he would react to ANY situation. This is just my take for a request I was given. Also none of the GIFs used are mine so all credit goes to their creators <3

Originally posted by itsfuckingvampire

A ray of sun broke through the crack in you closed bedroom curtains and immediately it dragged you out of your restful sleep. You had never been a morning person but your distaste at having to crawl out of bed was even worse today. It was a day you had been dreading for two weeks now.

A day that had come by far quicker than you would have liked it to.

“Good morning beautiful.”

You were pulled out of your thoughts as an arm wrapped itself around your waist and pulled you closer to the warm body that had been sleeping next to you. The male whose lips were now so close to yours always did have a way of bringing you out of any negativity you felt. You swore even to this day, three years down the line, that he had some kind of special ability.

No one else had ever made you feel as good as he did…and most important of all he had never misled, hurt, or cheated on you during your time together. He was the epitome of a perfect boyfriend. But then you wouldn’t expect anything less from Sebastian Stan – Hollywood actor.

Millions of girls around the world would kill to have him in their life and yet it was you who had managed to steal his heart.

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The Originals s4 ep 4.

Oh god this is getting better and better… Another week another amazing episode of this show ;) but this one had Joseph’s special touch in it since he was the one who directed it yay! No really Joe is a natural when it comes to acting and directing, and I am so glad that the writters give him such episodes to work with. Cause this one had some pretty amazing scenes in regards of fighting and plot. Anyways, here is what I liked the most on this episode:

- First of , Klayley being worried parents and doing everything they can to help their kid is my new aesthetics. Actually Klayley being parents period. When Klaus is trying to go back to his old ways ( killing, torturing that sort of stuff ) Hayley is there to remind him that they have to be better for their kid :’).

- Freya and Keelin are my new sailing ship and I do not care what everyone says. I love the way that Freya is acting in these episodes: a true matriarch and a big overprotective sister. Throughout this week and that long hiatus everyone started disliking her for what she did and for what she is willing to do. But come on every single one of us would do the same to protect those we love. She is just not shying away from it. Now I am all in for her and Keelin to get together cause they are a great combination of mind and power. Their chemistry and attraction towards each other became so obvious in that scene in the old attic with the ring ;) Now we are all left waiting to see it blooming even more.

- Vincent as ususal was on point when it comes to protecting and doing what is necessary without hurting anyone. I like that he is being so bad ass and taking no shit from anyone. He is powerful, he has had his fill with violence and pain and all he wants to do is right the wrong he started. * thumbs up to the writters for this *

- Hayley, my beautiful wolf queen, Hayley had to deal with so many things in this ep. Her daughter being sick , making sure that no one from her family gets killed/hurt and of course facing her past regarding her pack. I enjoyed seeing her becoming a protector sort of for the Mikaelsons but what I was most satisfied with was when she asked Elijah the big ‘’if’’ question. When she got her answer we saw her realizing that things need to change bc if not they will enter into another violent circle that will corrupt her daughter at some point, something that she and Klaus do not want. 

- The ritual scene where Klaus and Marcel were trapped in the circle was just so beautiful. Klaus trying to protect him bc he still cares for him was too much. Vincent being the genious witch that he is finding a way out of it and Elijah being literally that sacrificial lamb had me at the edge of my seat bitting off my nails. It was so strong not only cinematographically ( thank you again Joe ;) ) but in regards of the perfomances as well.

- Just when you think that Klope cannot get more adorable, BOOM, the writters give us more of them. In the last episode we saw them bonding and being cute around each other ^_^ but in this one we got to experience the angst , if I may call it that way, side of them. Klaus being worried and not letting Hope out of his sight caused sooooo many feels. Telling her that she  has a warrior’s heart and that he will protect her ‘’always and forever’’ , Hope reaching out to touch his face as a way of showing her love to him is simply too much to handle T_T.  They are so precious and they need to be protected at all cost.

In other news:

- Will died ( what is with the writters that make them want to kill humans and good humans in particular huh? ). Still upset over it cause it was a reminder for me at least, of the good unselfish action he did in 3x09… Remember? 

- That evil spirit will make my bae Klaus suffer in the next epsidoe with awful memories of his childhood ( just give him a break already, he had plenty of torment ).

- Now all I wish for 4x05 is to see Hope trying to bring Klaus back from that spell…