otp: what is a soulmate

God help me I’m thinking about fucking self-indulgent/sadstuck soulmate aus for canon Homestuck like

  • Names show up on your arm in the appropriate color when you turn 6 or 13. If you’re a troll, you get five names. You don’t get to know which are which. It fucking sucks.
  • Terezi had secretly hoped Vriska would be her flushed match, but Vriska had hoped for Tavros because the Summoner and Mindfang were matched, and by the time Terezi and Vriska realized they were some kind of match, they had already gone through Make Her Pay. 
  • When Vriska figures out Terezi is one of her matches, she redoubles her friendly flattering messages trying to get her back, because she’s not sure what quadrant she and Terezi are destined in, but obviously she’s going to collect all her soulmates and figure something out, because that’s her destiny.
  • Terezi licks her arm on her 6th wriggling day, smells blueberry, and then just fucking buries herself in the scalemate pile and screams in frustration for like a whole day. It’s a whole three nights before she even reads the other names.
  • Karkat has spent his entire life hoping that his matches are his age or younger, so he can find out about and subsequently silence those fuckers before they get his name on their arms in heretical red and decide to turn him in. He’s dismayed when he knows a few of the names. He’s even more dismayed when one of the names is also in red.
  • Kanaya is hella freaked out because she has a four letter name on her arm, in an off-spectrum unnatural lavender color, and does that mean she’s an alien fucker? (yes)

I have so many questions considering the new “Person A draws/wirtes on their body and it will appear on Person B’s body too”.
What about makeup? If one of them uses makeup, will it be on the others face too? Or is makeup nonexistent in that world? If they wear makeup and one of them cries and it smudges, will that be on the other’s face too?
What if one person is a clown?
What if one of them is a painter? Will the other person have color all over their hands then too?
What about nailpolish?
Does dirt appear on the other person too?

I really love Leopika, so it makes me sad when I see people mischaracterize their dynamic. Kurapika doesn’t hate Leorio and he isn’t a tsundere asshole. Kurapika rightfully criticizes Leorio when Leorio is being immature or obtuse, but the nature of their dynamic is based on respect, immense affection, trust, and banter. It is important to incorporate banter into fics and portrayals of them because they poke fun at each other constantly (they’re foils just as much as Gon and Killua are foils), but acting as if Kurapika is mean to Leorio is also incorrect. 

Kurapika doesn’t always call Leorio an “idiot”. He actually really trusts and admires him (as he should). In the beginning of the Dark Continent Arc, for example, Kurapika admits that he can “relax” in the presence of the hunter zodiacs because Leorio is with him. Kurapika clearly can’t relax in the presence of people he doesn’t trust or like. In fact, after the genocide of the Kurta clan, the only people Kurapika really smiles and laughs around are Senritsu, Leorio, Gon, and Killua (his best friends). Otherwise he is on guard and critical of the people around him. 

Also, Leorio gives just as much as he takes. Leorio reprimands Kurapika for acting recklessly and selfishly at certain times. He also makes every effort to calm Kurapika down. They have a very balanced, trusting relationship, which is what makes their dynamic so wholesome and beautiful. By frequently portraying them as “the genius and the idiot he sometimes cruelly makes fun of”, you’re ruining the beauty of their relationship. 

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I repost my first Gallavich video! ^^

Lily:Whats a soulmate?
Dawson: It’s a.. Well, it’s like a best friend, but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It’s someone who makes you a better person, well, actually they don’t make you a better person… you do that yourself– because they inspire you. A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens.. you’ll always love them.
—  Dawson’s Creek
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“What is a soulmate?”

“What’s a soul-mate?”
“It’s a..
Well it’s like a best friend, but more.
It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It’s someone who makes you a better person, well, actually they don’t make you a better person… you do that yourself– because they inspire you. 
A soul-mate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would.
And no matter what happens.. you’ll always love them. Nothing can never change that”

What is a soul mate?
Well, it’s like a best friend but more.
It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else.
That someone who makes you a better person. Actually, they don’t make you a better person . You do that yourself, because they inspire you.
A soul mate is someone who you carry with you forever.
It’s the one person who knew you and accepted you and believed in you before anyone else did, or when no one else would.
And no matter what happens you will always love them.
Nothing can ever change that.
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“What’s a soul mate?”

It’s the one person who
knew you 
& accepted you
& believed in you
before anyone else did or when no one else would. 


Watching the dance scene in Deathly Hallows part 1 with the full quote played over it should clear up any confused moviegoers.

Bask in the Harmony wonder. 

"What is a soulmate?"

Well, it’s like a best friend but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. That someone makes you a better person…actually, they don’t make you a better person…you do that yourself: because they inspire you.
A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever…its the one person who knew you and accepted you and believed in you before anyone else did…or when no one else would.
And no matter what happens, you’ll always love them. Nothing can ever change that. <3

After a few months, the raging frustration at his position, the constant nightmares began to subside and Luciano came to accept as inevitable the fact that release would not come soon, that the appeals process would be a long one. He began to come somewhat to terms with his situation, particularly in the library. ‘There I was, surrounded by all them books and I started to think about Lansky—how Meyer was always walkin’ around with a book stuck in his back pocket and his nose buried in another one. The son of a bitch was always readin’, always learnin’ somethin’, mostly havin’ to do with numbers. That’s when I started reading.’ … 'I was reading so much that one day, when Frank Costello came up to see me and I started tellin’ him about all the books I’m reading, Frank says to me, “Charlie, you’re becoming a goddamn Sicilian Meyer Lansky.” Whadda you think of that?’
—  The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano