I want to rp w someone that will be so invested in our ship/rp that we eventually become rp best friends and talk every day and not only talk abt our thread but abt our actual lives and all that fun stuff u know ?? is that just me ?? or ?????
when humans have diplomatic interaction with their allies, all talks and speeches are conducted aboard one of our Star Destroyers. A smaller one, to be sure. The diplomatic envoys are received with full honours and treated like the very special guests they are: the Commander himself graciously gives them the use of his own cabin (a baffling tradition… why not just set up separate quarters? still, this custom is meant to honor the guests, so no one complains).
of course the guests are given an entertaining tour of the ship if they have never seen one: weaponry, practice drills, safety systems, mess halls, everything of importance.
the guests are impressed on how ready the human crew is to respond to any emergency, the weaponry is truly amazing, and they are shocked at the ability shown by the X-Wings pilots.
when the talks and negotiations start, humans do everything to make their guests comfortable, providing refreshments and comfortable seats, and they are all in this very nice room situated on the command deck, with a staggering view of the mighty ship… ah, we’re so proud of our Sun Tzu! There’s no other race who can make such a ship! it’s not even one of our best or biggest, you should see the flagship, the HSS (Human SpaceShip) Jedi Star Destroyer…
there’s almost never need for humans to resort to threats, nor anyone dares to formulate them.
Swan Queen shippers:
So, we ship Swan Queen. Isn't it an awesome, beautiful ship? Too bad the writers are still queerbaiting.
We feel you. They screwed up our ship too. We see the chemistry btw.
Outlaw Queen shippers:
We totally respect Swan Queen, but we ship Outlaw Queen. It was nice to see Regina happy for a change. But, yeah, one of them is dead so that sucks.
Sorry you guys have to go through that, our second half also died and we still miss him. :( Most of us now ship Emma/happiness, so we're with you, Swan Queeners!!
Hey y'all, we just want to send you some love, our ship isn't handled in the best possible way either, but at least they are both alive and canonically true love.
Swan Queen shippers:
*Rumbelle, Outlaw Queen, Swanfire and Snowing shippers join in for the hug*
HA!!!!!!!!!! Your ships all suck. So glad Neal is dead, Rumbelle and Snowing only steal screen time from Killy the saint and ew.. two women as mothers of a child and lovers? It's a family show for God's sake! NOW BOW DOWN TO THE GLORIOUS ONE AND ONLY SHIP!!!!
What Voltron ships do you think have a chance or don't have a chance at becoming canon?
Pretty much 100% guaranteed in my book: hunay. Shay is the one who really inspires Hunk to stand up for a cause, and it’s her bravery that helps Hunk find his own courage. How much she means to him is what sets off the balmera arc, which is integral to his character development. He says that the balmerans made him see the war in a whole new way, that he finally realizes that there are countless other people and planets that Zarkon has conquered and it’s the paladins’ mission to free them. The way he’s always so concerned about her and the others tease him for his crush is pretty obvious and incredibly sweet. I don’t think they’ll just put Hunk with someone else after that. Hunk and “the rock he admires very much” are adorable together and I’m so happy for them
I’ve written like a hundred meta on this, so I’ll try to brief, but–yeah, I think sheith has a really good shot. Time and again they are established as the most important people in each other’s lives (“your friend desperately wants to see you,” “it’s good to have you back,” “it’s good to be back,” “that really stayed with you, didn’t it?” “Shiro was the only one who never gave up on me, I won’t give up on him,” ect). The way Keith is always running to Shiro’s rescue is characteristic of the traditional knight and princess trope, and Kuron is even so bold as to tease him about it–“How many times are you gonna have to save me before this is over?” “As many times as it takes.”
The way Keith has so many grief-stricken outbursts over losing Shiro and acted as if no one else cared about him the way Keith did–it really feels like Keith is mourning a over. The way everyone else urges him to move on while he’s still carrying a torch for Shiro only serves to further support this. It’s also important to consider that “Keith latches onto Shiro at times because Shiro’s sort of the only thing that can really calm him down and keep him in check.” Because we know Keith’s volatile emotions stem from being galra, and Shiro is literally the only one that soothe that side of him. On it’s own this trope is romantic, but we also see it reflected in Zarkon’s relationship with Honerva as well. “Honerva has really softened you up old friend.” There are so many parallels between sheith and zaggar, and I don’t see why they’d do that if sheith wasn’t also meant to be interpreted as romantic.
The framing, exclusive privacy, and tone of many of their scenes also feel exceptionally intimate and romantic (see: their first scene together, that part where Keith promises that nothing’s gonna happen to Shiro and Shiro gives him the fondest look, the BOM trial, the hug, how the season 3 reunion was exclusively between the two of them and complete with longing looks as they slowly drift into each other’s orbit, the bedroom scene, ect). At this point I literally can’t imagine either being paired with anyone else. And even if they are, I’m beyond the point where I would be able to rationalize it. They’ll always love each other first and foremost. And the creators have honestly talked about lgbt representation quite a bit. They’re so invested in it that, I think if they were to make a gay ship canon, sheith is our best bet.
A ship I also think has a really good chance: allurance. I’ve made a few posts on that already, and you can check this one here for a more detailed explanation. But basically, I think season 3 went out of its way to really develop their dynamic. It’s not Keith who hands of Red to Lance and tells him he’s that should pilot, it’s Allura. And this distinction is quite interesting. It feels a lot like how Shiro left Black to Keith (and I mean, I think I’ve already made it clear how I see their dynamic as romantic). Allura also tells Lance about her very personal history with Red and how she wants Lance to carry on that legacy. She could’ve had this conversation with Keith at any time, but she didn’t. It’s Lance who she opens up to and sees her father in. It’s Lance who she look to for advice (”What would Lance do?”) and it’s Lance who looks out for Allura during The Hunted while Keith was ready to leave her behind and couldn’t care less.
And we also get that sweet moment where Allura only explains what her armor means to Lance. And then Lance hands off his bayard to Allura and says “If I had to lose Blue to anyone, I’m glad it was you.” And Allura looks so fond at hearing that, her gaze softens and I find it hard to believe she isn’t at least a bit taken with him. The way their hands touch when they exchange the bayard and Lance expresses how much Allura means to him, how he’d rather it be her than anyone else? Yeah, we never get any scene like this between Keith and Lance. It feels intimate in the same way a lot of Shiro and Keith’s interactions are. And if Lance or Allura were to end up with anybody, I think this ship just makes the most sense. It would also fit the “slow burn” profile for Lance’s love interest Jeremy mentioned.
A ship that I thought was more promising in season 2 but now feel like it doesn’t make much sense: ka/llura. It feels like they could’ve been going somewhere after the galra arc, but then the ship just burns out and loses all momentum. During season 3, I think there was a clear divide between them. The only episode that felt ka/llura to me was A Holy in the Sky–but even then, that felt more like a homage to 80′s voltron than anything. I honestly can’t forgive the way Keith completely turned a blind eye to her safety in The Hunted.
And if they were ever going to establish Keith with another love interest, I think now during Shiro’s disappearance would have been best the time. So that they could be there for Keith when he needed some support the most, so they can affirm that there are others who care for him and he doesn’t be alone. But no, that’s not how it is. The most meaningful interaction between Keith and Allura during that time is Allura reaffirming how Shiro is irreplaceable to him. It’s not about Allura’s feelings for Keith, but rather acknowledging Keith’s feelings for Shiro.
Narratively speaking, Shiro is literally in the position of Keith’s love interest during his leadership arc. And this is further underscored by how Keith doesn’t go to Allura or Lance or anyone else when he wants to talk. He goes to the Black lion and tries speaking to Shiro. Because even if Shiro’s gone and everyone else is right there, he still shoves the other paladins aside and reaches out for the one he lost. That’s love.
A ship that I can kinda see happening: plance (pidgance?? I dunno, I’ve seen lots of different names for it, sorry). Anyway, I honestly got the feeling that Pidge might have a bit of a one-sided crush on Lance. She’s the one that gets the most annoyed by Lance flirting with other girls, and it’d be an interesting dynamic to show Lance developing a romantic relationship with the one girl he never actually flirted with.
And I mean, Lance was the first person paladin to try and reach out to her. Even though she blew him off, I think she was still kind of touched by the gesture. And we do still see Lance being protective of her at the garrison, so I think it’s possible she could’ve starting feeling something. I think it’s likely it might go unrequited–maybe something like Sokka and Toph–but it’s possible it might head somewhere later.
Shipping Rivamika has been a journey with ups and downs, but definitely a lot more ups than downs. Looking back, I can’t help but feel like Isayama has been constantly blessing us with huge motivators to ship our OTP. So I’m going to list 8 big things Isayama has done for our ship ever since it started out as a small crack ship. You could say this is a Rivamika timeline in a nutshell to remind you why shipping Rivamika is so amazing!
⛽ 🔥. Chapter 30
Before this chapter, people crack-shipped Levi and Mikasa because of their parallels as the strongest soldiers in their group, because of Mikasa’s initial animosity towards him (ahh, love-hate relationships are the best) and because they were the most popular male and female characters in SNK respectively. One day, Isayama decided to dish out some fanservice by making these interact and fight together as well as having Levi keep Mikasa from harm’s way not once but twice. I’ve lost count of how many shipping tropes I spotted in this chapter alone, but oh did they kickstart our ship in the best way imaginable?!
⛽ 🔥🔥. The first databook & Chapter 37
Levi worried about Mikasa as much as Eren. This one came as a surprise to the (still few and far between) Rivamika
shippers of that time, since Levi’s relationship with Eren was much more developed than his relationship with Mikasa. It seemed like Isayama put this detail in out
of nowhere, since Levi’s only real interaction with Mikasa besides chapter
30 was during Eren’s trial and when he saved EMA at the end of the Trost Arc.
But then we remembered the databook came out AFTER chapter 37 was released… And it all started to make sense! Yet, it still seemed that Isayama wanted
us to know there was something else going on with these two. What if Levi knew something else about Mikasa? Fuel to the fire.
⛽ 🔥🔥🔥. The Uprising Arc
The Female Titan and Clash of the Titans arcs came and went by and the only conclusion we got to the developments of chapter 30 were MIkasa’s acknowledgement of Levi’s abilities, her regret for indirectly causing his leg injury and her promise to keep her emotions in check and not making a blunder again. Rivamika shippers were satisfied with that, because for a crack ship that was more than enough material and development. Most of the Rivamika fics from that time started from that point in the story, building a trusting relationship between the two. But then came the Uprising Arc, and that’s when Rivamika shed its crack ship status for good…
… because starting from chapter 53, Rivamika fans finally got what they’ve wanted for so long - not only Mikasa reciprocated Levi’s concern for her, we got Rivamika fighting side-by-side in not just one, but multiple battles, building trust and camaraderie between themselves, just like everyone dreamed of! But that was too good to be true, right? Because soon came the…
🔥. Chapter 56 - The Ackerman reveal
…and it came as a shock to everyone, shippers or not. Sure, Levi and Mikasa were similar because of their unparalleled battle prowess, but everyone thought it was just pure coincidence or that, at most, it had something to do with the special “Asian bloodline” (now known as the East Sea Clan bloodline). No one could’ve guessed Levi and Mikasa would be related through the other side of her family! With the (huge) possibility of these two being closely related, romantic Rivamika went under heavy attack and was practically considered sunk. On the other hand, a lot of shippers like me who were in for more than the romantic aspect of their relationship were very excited about this chapter’s revelation, because Isayama finally gave Levi and Mikasa a deeper connection in the story, something new for them to relate to - with endless possibilities ahead!
⛽ 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. Chapter 63 - The Ackertalk
This was the chapter every Rivamika shipper was waiting for since the Levi Ackerman reveal - the (prelude to the) Ackertalk, a.k.a. Levi and Mikasa talking about their past and their Ackerman connection. It was a very intimate scene that made the other characters feel out of place at that time, and despite the Ackerman reveal, it fueled the flames of our ship again! Sadly, they didn’t get to finish that conversation - yet.
⛽ 🔥?. The Live-Action movie trailer
Let’s be honest, the live-action movie was bad, and Shikishima (pseudo-Levi) didn’t compare to Levi. But back when the movie trailer was released, we didn’t know (or care about) that. Pseudo-Levi and Mikasa kissed, and that’s all that mattered. RivaShikimika was officially the first ship to kiss in the SNK universe, even if it wasn’t in canon, but a spin-off. As you can imagine, the fandom went nuts (both sides of it).
⛽ 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. Chapter 65 & The second databook
Following up on the huge fanservice that was chapter 64 - Rivamika fighting side-by-side, covering each other’s backs *dreamy sigh* - Isayama finally graced us with a very important flashback about both Levi and Mikasa’s bloodlines. The “Asian bloodline” was just as special as the Ackerman Clan (?!?) - fuel to the Rivamika fire! Most importantly, Grandpa Ackerman’s words implied that Levi and Mikasa were third cousins at the closest, since it seemed his family branched out at least before or during his father’s time. Romantic Rivamika was back in the game and stronger than ever. But for many people that wasn’t enough to stop the incest argument, right?
…because as if Isayama hadn’t made himself clear enough with chapter 65, the
second databook’s release ended the incest argument once and
for all with the inclusion of the Ackerman/East Sea Clan family tree,
confirming that Levi and Mikasa were indeed third cousins at the closest.
⛽ 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. The Ackerbowl
Cue the Return to Shiganshina Arc. Rivamika was still in the game, but they didn’t interact nearly as much as in the Uprising Arc. We didn’t get any Ackertalk, either. Now, every Rivamika shipper (or not!) at some point wished Levi and Mikasa would test their skills against each other, be it sparring or, in the worst case scenario, a serious fight. Levi and Mikasa still had some leftover tension between them from what happened at Eren’s trial, after all. The serumbowl was the match that lit that fire.
It was the worst case scenario. Levi had made Mikasa cry. But it was also everything Rivamika shippers wanted. Not only did we get multiple sexy shots of our ship struggling for the serum box ON TOP OF EACH OTHER, they avoided hurting each other and in the end Mikasa got Levi’s message and was later forgiven by him when he told her to not make him regret his decision. Isayama gave us the most emotionally charged battle we could possibly have wished for between these two, adding much needed drama fuel to our ship.
⛽ 🔥x∞. The 4-year time skip
A new story arc started and the Walldians were nowhere in sight! But the news that four years had passed since the last Battle of Shiganshina kept us avidly reading SNK months later, hoping to see everyone grown up.
For us, that meant Mikasa was now 19-20. Not only it would be acceptable for Mikasa to be in an adult relationship, the age difference between Levi and Mikasa would become less significant as she aged.Suddenly, there was nothing stopping a possible romantic Rivamika relationship anymore!
Look how far we’ve come. From a crack ship to a sunk ship to a sexy battleship… it has been an amazing journey. TL;DR Isayama ships Rivamika🔥
so me and my boyfriend are playing Life Is Strange on his PS4 and I mentioned it being kind of popular lesbian stuff and he just looked at me all confused like: whaat what lesbian there are none… wait you mean Chloe and Max… they are friends..umm but they are cute…ummmmmm I don’t know Kate.
*3 hours later*
Chloe: If you’re hardcore then kiss me Max choice one: Kiss Chloe choice two: don’t kiss Chloe
me: ooooh yeeesss finally boyfriend looks at me grinning while I laugh and try to steal the controller from him: ooooooooookaaay you were right *he himself hits option one*
THIS IS BEST AND BEAUTIFUL VIDEO OF OUR SHIP! I love this so much! I love how Zurik showcase the parallels between Dany and Jon, then brought them together in the end.
Credit to: Zurik 23M for such a great job!
is will x hannibal canon? like, i want to watch it but i'm sick of queerbaiting
Yes, they’re canon, though perhaps not in the conventional way most would expect. There’s no sexual component to their relationship (yet–it seems like a pretty natural progression of things, though, IMO), but there is burning intimacy there, and affection, and desire, and obsession, most of which transcends mere subtext.
Even if you take the possibility of sex entirely out of the equation, Will and Hannibal still, without a single iota of doubt, love each other to an unthinkable degree. Bryan Fuller, the showrunner, has openly admitted to them beingattracted to one another (though not necessarily sexually) and has been overwhelmingly vocal about the romantic evolution of their relationship.
Just keep in mind that it’s a very slow burn, in large part because of the dark and complex nature of their relationship, and while Will and Hannibal do see other people–singularly women–throughout the series, they are unquestionably endgame.
Cho Chang was sipping
her Martini in the corner of the café. “I love this place. Never thought I’d
say this but Blaise Zabini made a fantastic and much needed safe space. It has
a much better vibe than most wizarding pubs.”
Though ‘The Liar’ had
more muggle than magical customers, the concealment charms were done so well
witches and wizard could walk and talk freely without any risk of exposure.
There was even an enchantment in place to notify magical folk if someone knew
about the wizarding world or not, making it a lot easier to flirt without
falling on your face, which was useful since this was the only place in Britain
where queer witches and wizards could try to court muggles or each other
without the risk of being outed.
If you didn’t have
someone’s permission to mention they were queer to people outside of the pub,
then you couldn’t bring it up. It was physically impossible, a trick Draco
Malfoy had learned during his career as death eater. Every time he woke up because of a
nightmare, bathing in cold sweat, he thought about how he’d used his teenage
mistakes to create a safe place for lgbt people like him with one of
Voldemort’s favorite spells, and then he could relax again.
“I agree. In most pubs
everyone keeps looking at me like ‘Oh, there’s the bitch that abandoned our
saviour, how dare she show her face in public.’ Like, have they ever even
thought that there might have been a reason I left Harry that wasn’t
self-centered and awful?” Ginny took a sip of her wiskey. Since she’d become a mom
free nights like this had become way to sparse for her liking, so she made good
use of them when the opportunity presented itself.
Cho nodded in agreement.
“Last week I was at the leaky cauldron, and some middle aged wizard actually
came up to me, saying 'I’m so sorry for your loss, Cedric was a wonderful and
gifted boy’, like, yes I miss him, but am I supposed to mourn
about him 24/7? Am I not allowed to smile and be happy? It’s not that I don’t
care about his death but it’s been fifteen years! I never opted to be the
national face of mourning lovers!” She chucked back her drink and let out a
“Anyone need a refill?”
Oh, if her mother could see her now. Molly would jump out of her skin.
“Evening Malfoy, haven’t
seen you here in ages. And a vodka tonic since you’re asking.”
“Pans, get us some shots
will you?” Malfoy sat down next to Ginny with a dramatic sigh.“That ex-husband
of yours will be the death of me Weasley, I swear to Merlin.”
“Don’t offer drinks if
you’re not getting them yourself, you idiot.” But Pansy went to fetch them
anyway. She knew how tired and worn out Draco’s job made him, and his nights
off were even more scarce than Ginny’s.
“Sorry love, tough day
at work. Can’t be bothered.” He let his head rest on Ginny’s shoulder. Only
three years ago they’d met for the first time since the war, but with both of
them being recently divorced and queer in a homophobic society they had gotten
over their differences quicker than expected.
“Not introducing me now,
are we? How rude.” A tall blue haired woman in a tailored red suit approached their table.
“Ginny, Cho, meet
Gabrielle. Gabrielle, meet Ginny and Cho. She’s the new Hogwarts nurse and a
pain in the butt. Wouldn’t get too cozy with her.”
Ginny didn’t respond.
The hair, the combat boots, the long row of piercings in her left ear, the
suit. This was her. This was her dream girl. Damn.
The woman unapologetically
moved first over Draco and then over Ginny, flopping down in the corner of the
booth. Pansy came back with a tray full of vodka shots and began a rapid
conversation in Chinese with Cho. Judging by the tone of her voice it was
Normally Ginny hated it
when they locked her out of conversations like that, but the impression of
the clad-in-red ass was too fresh in her memory, rendering her unable to
think of anything but that. Anything but butt.
“Well Gin. Long time no
see eh? Last time we met was at my sister’s wedding I think?” Ginny looked at
her with new eyes. Of course. That Gabrielle. Gabrielle Delacour. She hadn’t
recognized her since she now had short hair and a lean, mature body.
“Je crois que tu as
réduit Ginny au silence, Gab. Félicitations, ça n'était jamais arrivé avant,
même quand elle m'a vu avec Pansy dans un bar gay à Paris.” Noted Draco.
un corps pareil je me fiche pas mal de son silence.” Gabrielle let her
eyes roam the redhead’s body for a bit, before downing her first shot and
extending her hand.
“I believe new
introductions are in order. It has been way too long since that wedding.”
Stunned, Ginny shook her hand. There was a firm grip from both parties despite
the fact that Ginny felt like she could die right there on the spot. She’d
thought Fleur was beautiful, but the suit and bright blue hair dye of her
sister made her feel things she’d never experienced before. Things she didn’t
even know she could feel. Damn.
After another round of
shots Ginny could still only listen to the woman sitting next to her, still a
bit too dazed to form a full sentence. It was probably the veela blood in her
veins. It had to be.
“While Ginny’s still
searching for her tongue, I have to ask Draco, how exactly is Harry going to be
the death of you?” Cho was usually the quieter one, but she’d downed a few
drinks and could now almost outdo Pansy when it came to gossip. They were a good
couple, Chang and Parkinson.
“How not is a better
question. He came into my classroom three times before lunch, three times! I
think even my least intelligent students are starting to notice how often their
defence professor has potion related questions now. I even confiscated a
betting list. Three sickels if 'Drarry’ becomes 'canon’ before the end of the
year.” Draco stressed Drarry and canon with greatly exaggerated air bunnies. “I
don’t even know what canon means, but if I guessed it right about half of my sixth
years are going to lose some serious money if me and that idiot don’t snog
“Oh quit your whining
Draco, it’s not like you don’t want 'Drarry’ to be 'canon’ or something.”
Gabrielle grinned at him, looking way to smug for Draco’s liking.
He let out a deep sigh.
Yes, of course he wanted to snog Potter senseless sometimes, but the messy
haired man didn’t seem to grasp the seriousness of the situation. The school
board already wasn’t happy with Draco as a head of House and potions professor,
and turning the saviour into an unnatural, disgusting homofile could very well
be the last nail in his coffin. Even if he was the only Slytherin teacher and
the snakes would therefore be left without guidance if he was fired.
The needs of his
students were much more important than his need to be loved. Need to be
loved, ulgh. Since when did I become so sappy? Sappy for Potter of all people.
“I think Harry knows
exactly what he’s doing. Or not exactly, obviously. I mean we’re still talking
about Harry here, but he knows the complications of a possible relationship. He
wants to use his fame for something good, something noble.” Ginny had found her
tongue back, apparently. She’d also made quick use of the situation when Draco
lifted his head off her shoulder by leaning into Gabrielle. Inch by inch
they were drifting more towards each other, like slow working magnets.
“So you’re saying he just wants to fuck me
to make wizarding Britain less homophobic? Should’ve seen that one coming.”
“Draco! Don’t say stuff like that! If Harry is really going to use you I will
personally knock him of his high horse and tell him he can’t treat people
that way. But I won’t have to because he’s genuinely interested, and he doesn’t use
people. That’s just not how he is. Get over it Malfoy, you just turned into a
lovable person.” Ginny looked at him with fire in her eyes. Try to disagree
with me and I will fight you, they seemed to say.
“Drarry? Is that how the
kids are calling it these days?” Gabrielle snorted, removing the sudden serious
atmosphere out of the conversation. “I’m sure I could think of a better couple
name for the two of you.”
Draco muttered something
that sounded like ‘This is exactly why I didn’t want to bring Gabrielle with
me’, but other than that he responded by dropping his head on the table with a
“Ah, look! He’s
embarrassed!” Ginny upright laughed at him while slamming her hand on the
table. Smooth as fuck Gabrielle “supported” Ginny’s laughter by putting an arm around her muscled
“What about Malpot?”
Suddenly Pansy grew
serious. “Guys. Guys. Guys. Hear this. Harky.” Cho nearly choked on her drink.
“No, no, no, no, no.
Listen. It should totally be Draky.”
“Aaaand…. I’m leaving.”
Draco got to his feet and dramatically swung his cloak over his
shoulder. “At least Harry and I have a ship name that sound better than
“Oi! At least Ginny and
I do more than awkwardly talk about potions.” Gabrielle put another arm around
Ginny’s waist and pulled her on her lap. “Can’t say that about you two.”