Plot: When single mother Alice goes to meet her daughter’s first teacher for a parent/teacher conference, but things do not go as planned. She hopes to never have to see Mr. Barnes ever again, but life has other ideas for Alice and Bucky.
Running his hands over his face, Bucky gives a long sigh and
takes a seat on the sofa. “I’m sorry for being so emotional right now. It’s
just, I, I never expected to ever meet you. I sure as hell never thought that
Steve would want me as godfather. Not after…” His voice trails off.
“I understand; I’m emotional myself right now. But Bucky, I
need to know, why weren’t you at the funeral? You were his best friend, and you
weren’t there. Why?” Alice’s voice gentle as to not sound accusing or ready to
Well she certainly wasn’t beating around the bush was she?
Dear parents who wonder why their kids never talk to them...
Think about what you were saying when they used to talk to you. Think about your choice of words and tone. Think about why they tried to come to you and why they don’t anymore. When you shut them out, belittle them, and blame them for all of their problems, you will lose them. And that will be permanent.
sometimes i cry bc in season 2 giles said to buffy “to forgive is an act of compassion… it’s not done because people deserve it. it’s done because they need it” and buffy subsequently becomes one of the most forgiving characters ever like let me live
Sometimes I think of the pioneers of the Trek fandom, painstakingly putting together zines, copying their fanfiction over and over and over again on unforgiving typewriters and spreading their love for this show and these characters through secret clubs, through the mail, distributing their books and artwork by hand to people they knew they could trust.
Whenever I think things are hard as a content creator now, I remember them and just thank every star in the sky that they were willing to put in the hard work so that the passion they felt for this show would carry on. Without them, we wouldn’t have a fandom. We wouldn’t have spaces like this where we can share our fanworks with thousands of people. Instantly. Where we can openly and proudly talk about the things we love with those same thousands of people. Without leaving our couches.
So, thanks Trek parents, for all your hard work. <3