Tale As Old As Time

Noam Dar. Broken-hearted reader who just wants to be left alone… But still believes in fairy tales. Human non-wrestler reader.

Summary: The cute new guy next door seems to have his fair share of secrets… Ones that don’t make total sense… But also has a cute smile and a killer accent, not to mention a heart of gold that seems to be pledged to you. Slowly but surely, Noam wins your heart… And you discover a whole new world you had once dared not even dream of.

Warnings: Some language but not a ton. Feels. Discusses a bleak childhood. Cheating (short portion). Breakup. Allusions to the character battling depression.

Part 1 of 3. Only a little Noam towards the end here but worry not! Parts 2 and 3 you can’t get away from him. Plus part 2 will be like… 9000 words.

Over 2500 words here alone.

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Hey there, friends! People ask me all the time what they should read in the Marvel Universe. I figured this was a question a lot of new comic fans might have, so I’m gonna do my best to put together a little primer.

  • Book: Er, depends on the context. Can mean a single comic, can also mean the entirety of a title.
  • Trade: a collection of several comic books in one volume, like a graphic novel. Trades usually collect 6 books in a single volume, so Black Widow Volume 1: A Finely Tangled Web is Black Widow #1-6. They’re a way to read and own comics after the weekly (or biweekly or monthly or whatever) paper comics are unavailable.
  • Event: An event in comics is a major storyline that involves multiple, usually separate, titles. Events are big and have lasting repercussions on the entirety of a comic universe. Examples of events are Civil War and the upcoming Secret Wars/”Battleworld” books.
  • Crossover: A crossover in comics is just like a crossover in fanfic; it’s when two separate titles have the same storyline or appear in each other’s books.

Okay, got that down? Awesome! Here’s some suggestions on what you should read based on your favorite character. Well, er, the six main characters, because this got MAD LONG and I can’t even imagine doing everybody else who’s relevant in Ultron. Jesus.

ANYWAY. If your favorite character is…

  • and you also love Bucky: The Heroic Age will be fun for you, featuring Commander Rogers and Captain Barnes. Try the Avengers run from this era, written by Brian Michael Bendis. The Super Solider run is kinda weird but fun, too, like virtually everything Brubaker wrote. The art in Super Soldier and Secret Avengers during the Heroic Age is significantly better than the art in Brubaker’s previous runs imo.
  • and you want to know why people ship Steve/Tony: friend, read literally any Avengers run where Iron Man and Captain America are on the same team. But if you’re specifically wondering this, it’s time. It’s time for you to read Civil War and cry.
  • You can probably skip: I’m gonna get murdered for this, but Brubaker’s Captain America and Winter Soldier runs are fun to read for understanding the MCU and if you want a more comprehensive understanding of each character’s backstory, and some weird AF arcs like Bucky fighting a bear with pecs in a gulag while shirtless. BUT. The art is so aggressively Jean Claude Van Damme 90s it’s hard to look at (for me). If you hate that style, you’re probably fine Wiki-ing.
  • and you just want to read about Natasha: As much as I want Black Widow’s title to be written by a woman, honestly, her current run – written by Nathan Edmonson, with art by Phil Noto – is one of my favorites. The art is stunning and it’s chock full of fun cameos. Highly recommend. Two trades are available pretty much anywhere you can buy graphic novels, because she’s so popular.
  • and you want to understand why people ship Nat/Bucky: Welcome to the world of Ed Brubaker’s Winter Soldier, but be aware that the art is (sometimes) the kind of art where even if you can’t see Natasha’s face, you know exactly where both of her nipples are at all times. Also she spends a lot of this run being kind of a fighting fucktoy and advancing Bucky’s character development. Comics historically have not been written with ladies in mind, y’all. And yet there are a lot of good reasons to adore this comic, and there’s a reason it’s a classic.
  • You can probably skip: Literally anything Greg Rucka worked on. Ugh.
  • Update! Someone has informed me that Greg Rucka did not just work on this pornified nonsense (which admittedly is a different Black Widow, but new fans might not know that) but also worked on a title with Devin Grayson and J.G. Jones that I’ve never read that is apparently amazing. So now I’m gonna read it, and maybe you’d like to also. (Also, a bunch of you have asked why I don’t like Greg Rucka. I really like Greg Rucka! I just don’t like the shit in that first link.)
  • and you want to know what all the fuss is about because Renner’s Clint is kinda eh and you don’t really get why people are so into Clint: All the fuss is about Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye run with art by David Aja, which starts with a trade volume called My Life As A Weapon and also is an excellent introduction to Kate Bishop, who is also Hawkeye. People ADORE Clint largely because of Fraction’s run, honestly; there’s some other good Hawkeye stuff, but this one is the best.
  • and you want to see him make some use of himself as an Avenger: The Avengers West Coast run that started in the 80′s is pretty fun, tbh. There are two volumes of an omnibus of all West Coast Avengers stuff, and also some trade volumes. Plus you get a bunch of Wanda Maximoff!
  • Bonus: If you want something shorter and fun, try Widowmaker. It’s got Clint, Mockingbird, and Black Widow, and the art is pretty. (David Lopez, one of the pencillers, is currently working on Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Captain Marvel title.)
  • and you’re into something people have very divided opinions about: Planet Hulk is the kind of thing people love or hate, but it’s been rumored that the movies are going in this direction, so it might be worth checking out.
  • and you wanna see the Hulk destroy some stuff/are really into weird storylines: Yo, World War Hulk is a continuation of Planet Hulk and involves the Illuminati. It’s a crossover event as well, so there’s some fun extra X-Men stuff.
  • and you just want to get your Avengers fix: Avengers Assemble is great for anybody who wants the familiarity of the film characters, but in comic form. It’s funny, fun, and you get an intro to some other characters but it doesn’t feel overwhelming.
  • and you suspect he has a drinking problem: You’re right, and the arc where he confronts it is pretty damn good. It’s called Demon in a Bottle and it ran in 1979.
  • and you want to know more about Good Guy Tony: I hate to break it to you, but as Tony is one of my fave characters I can tell you this for sure: Tony Stark is a complicated, fucked up, deeply flawed person; he’s an enormous asshole; he’s selfish and egocentric and narcissistic. But also he has a bunch of Good Guy Tony moments. They are most notable, imo, in the Heroic Age immediately following Civil War, when he beats himself up constantly for being a dick. The Stark Resilient arc, written by Matt Fraction, is super duper good, collected in Invincible Iron Man volumes 5 and 6.
  • and the thing he was trying to do with his suit in IM3 was interesting to you, like what even was that: Totally read Extremis. It’s the arc that establishes Iron Man’s modern image.
  • but you also would like to support a book about a female character: The current Thor title has lady Thor. Dude-Thor makes several appearances. Also, it’s super good.
  • and you want to read more about Thor’s face-off with Thanos: That you can find in Jurgens’ Thor run, starting in Volume 1 and ending just before the events of Civil War.
  • and you want to know how this character came to be: Read Journey Into Mystery, which started as a horror comic and is just as delightful and pulpy as could be expected.


  • and you’re even reading this section:  READ HOUSE OF M, IT WILL CHANGE YOU, feel free to Google for context everyone does it
  • and you want to see her as an Avenger: Wanda was part of the West Coast Avengers for most of her time as an Avenger; start there. If you’ve already got that down because I also suggested it under Hawkeye, please feel free to read Uncanny Avengers.
  • A-Force is an upcoming title that will be written by G. Willow Wilson and Maguerite Bennet with art by Jorge Molina, and will feature an all-female Avengers team.
  • Captain America and the Mighty Avengers is fun as HECK and has Sam Wilson as Captain America, so go revel in that.
  • Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue Deconnick; Carol Danvers is a BAMF and there’s a GOTG cameo; several trade volumes are available
  • Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson; yo I love this comic so much words can’t even do it justice; two trades are available with the third coming 6/23
  • Young Avengers by Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillan; this is for you if you’re constantly asking yourself who Kate Bishop is, or want more teen superheroes in your life; there’s an omnibus available and several trades
  • She-Hulk by Charles Soule; MY QUEEEEEEN; a few trade volumes are available, and to the best of my knowledge this arc is coming to a close very soon and will be available in total in trades

That’s it! That’s all I got! Remember that there is absolutely no shame in Googling the characters you like to figure out what you want to read, and wiki-ing the rest. Anybody who tells you that you can’t is a dick. Don’t listen to them!!


anonymous asked:

2) ship something other than otayuri, when Otabek is the one and only right choice for Yuri, and only with him can Yuri be in a stable, healthy and loving relationship, while there's nothing but hate between him and JJ and JJ has a girlfriend, so of course pliroy cannot happen and is thus the inferior ship of the two and why are there still people who ship it, when otayuri is so much better etc. I can't count all the times I've seen this kind of attitude and now look how tables have turned.

I don’t hate Otayuri nor do I dislike all their shippers. I respect those who doesn’t get their way to hate on my mothership and I adore them for being neutral. Respect begets respect and as much as I want to be CIVIL and NEUTRAL, I can’t help but feel compelled to defend it. I get relevant hate on my Pliroy artworks. PLUS, there are cases of reposting them and then tagging my Pliroy art “Otayuri” and saying “they’ll just pretend it’s Otabek”.

FIRST OF ALL, the Otayuri fandom has a plethora of pretty cool Otayuri fanarts. Fucking use them. 

SECOND, if you don’t ship it, why post it??

THIRD, again, respect begets respect. Lol. Get off my lawn if you’re a petty shipper. When I openly discussed all the Milabek hate that came from Otayuri and Otabek fans, I lost many followers. WHICH is something I do not care about coz , GOOD, LEAVE, I don’t need your negativity on my blog.

I’m aware Otayuri fans receive hate from Pliroy fans too, and I apologize. Nobody deserves irrelevant hate. But who gets more hate??? Otayuri or Pliroy?? Who plays the victim more?? MAJORITY of us Pliroy shippers stay silent and would rather focus our energy on making fanfics and fanarts and I’m surrounded by friends whose mothership is Pliroy as well and if we find a distasteful Pliroy/JJ hater we just keep it amongst ourselves and discuss things privately, instead of reblogging an artwork/post and put hate on it, lol. 

SS Pliroy hasn’t sunk yet, and Otayuri shippers keep on shitposting about it sinking? When in fact we’re fine??????? We’re minding our own business??? Our priate ship is on still waters so we’re fine. We’re a little circle of shippers, and we’re fine and we enjoy each other’s support. 

The difference between us and some people is that even if JJ isn’t single and isn’t queer in the canon-verse, we’ll still watch YOI as long as he’s being treated fairly by the creators. OUR love for YOI isn’t driven because of the ship, it’s because we love JJ as much as we love the other characters. 

Besides, who started the shipwars anyway?? Who started throwing shade and comparing JJ to Beka (Don’t get me wrong, I love Beka to bits). Who started jumping ships?? So yeah, if we retaliate, it’s because we’re tired of the bullshit.  

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The Tokyo Ghoul animate cafe experience!!!

*WARNING VERY LARGE PHOTO POST AHEAD* This was our trip to the limited edition tokyo ghoul x animate cafe event! The cafe was about a 2 minute walk away from the animate store in Nagoya. Someone in the store even kindly took us all the way there (that’s japanese hospitality for you ><)
Outside the cafe:

and here is what’s available inside:

As soon as you walk in you’re greeted with a member of staff who shows you to your table. Just like Anteiku!

We decided on just drinks because food was quite expensive and didn’t look as exciting as the colourful beverages. When you order you get one free coaster per drink/food item. These are given out at random so many people order multiple items to get the coaster they want or even a full set. I got tsukiyama’s and yomo’s but swapped with my friend to get kaneki’s!
Here is the full set of coasters available (no hide though ;u;):

We ordered two of tsukiyama (because it was that good) and one of ayato, uta and kaneki.

Kaneki’s cappucino was very light and frothy. Loved the cute little chocolate mouth on the top!

Ayato’s drink was some kind of soda with the most intense grape ice cream I’ve ever tasted in my life.

Uta’s drink was cola flavoured with pomegranate and had little cranberries in it to look like eyeballs.

Tsukiyama’s drink was easily the most delicious (and the prettiest to look at). It had rose syrup and even a small rose on the top. Très bien!

In the background they had the blurays playing as well as the soundtrack/op ed to both season one and √a. They also had all the manga available to read. So you can have your coffee and food, watch tokyo ghoul, listen to tokyo ghoul and read tokyo ghoul all at the same time! (ノ・∀・)ノ

rize about to gently scramble your insides

There’s tv’s on both sides. Also it has to be said the blurays are SO MUCH NICER ;A;. Plus what’s animate without life size cutouts of all your favourite characters? Fyi: touka’s was tiny!

Here’s the merch I got in the cafe. A clear file, two coasters (given out with the drinks) two keyrings, a badge and adorable sugar cubes! The keyrings and bades are in silver package so you don’t know who you’ll get. Was very pleased to get Shuu and the very cute waiter Ayato! All of this stuff is limited edition and can only be found in the cafe.

They also had a guestbook which you could sign and this being an animate cafe, most people had drawn something. The level of talent was unbelievable! We also left a thank you saying how we came all the way from England, how much we enjoy tokyo ghoul, love kaneki and miss hide!

And that was our one day trip to the tokyo ghoul cafe. I wish I could have tried everything. If you are visiting Japan both Kobe and Nagoya’s animate cafes are holding the event until the end of this month. So don’t miss out!


Stiles & Malia. Lydia & Jordan.

Okay, so it has come to my attention that many, many people ship Stiles with Lydia, but am I the only person who thinks they’re better as friends? 

I’m sorry, I just don’t think they’d be good as a couple - they have too much of a strong friendship! Plus, I love Lydia with Jordan Parrish! 

Like c’mon look at this adorable kiss:

Originally posted by hopepeacegilijahslovemikaelson

And this: 

Originally posted by lalaland-of-love

Am I the only one who thinks they’re freaking adorable together? 

And these two just kill me:

Originally posted by aseriesofunfortunateeventsss

And ummmm, look at the way she looks at him: 

Originally posted by lydiasjordan

Am I seriously the only one who loves Stiles with Malia, and Lydia with Parrish?

Yup, just me? Okay then. 

The Electrifying Neighbour *Steve Rogers x Darcy Lewis*

Summary: Steve gets a new neighbour, only he doesn’t know that she’s hired to watch over him or the fact, she’s Darcy Lewis;  she’s here to help him get aquainted with the world again, with her ‘Darcy’s Awesome Recommendation List’.
Admins Note: Blame Mikie, the adorable angel that I have had the pleasure of knowing since joining Tumblr, who always hardcore ships these two and gave me the greatest idea for somethign ever. - Ro

Gif of Darcy and Coulson done by me, please, ask before using. Plus the Darcy and Steve one

“Miss Lewis, pleasure to see you could make it.” Agent Coulson smiled delightfully at the young intern for Jane Foster.

“Yeah, well, apparently I am a people pleaser today” the brunette shrugged delicately, “that and your people shoved me in the back of the car.”

“I’d apologise but I told them to get you here at all costs,” Darcy rolled her eyes from behind the frames of her glasses “you are probably wondering why I called you here today?”  

“Ya’know, I am not too bothered by it, I can live without knowing why I am here” her voice dripping with sarcasm, “of course I am wondering why I am here, so, enlighten me.”

“Miss Lewis-“

“Darcy, you make me sound old.” Darcy requested, resting her chin in her left hand and watching Phil walk slightly towards her.

“Darcy, I and SHIELD would like to personally acquire your services with a difficult matter.” He tells her in a very hard voice.

“Whatever Jane told you, I never worked as a lady of the night,” She tried to joke but received a deadpan look “okay, sorry, tough crowd up in here.” She sighed lightly.

“We’d like you to monitor one of our top agents, become his friend, help him…adjust and get caught up to speed with our times,” Phil placed a file on the table, Darcy slides the document to her and opens it, “of course, we’ll be paying for the living arrangements plus any inconvenience on travelling to and from work.”

“Wait.” Darcy holds a hand up, picking up the small photo that was paper clipped to the papers, she chuckled slightly “you want me to babysit Captain America? You want me to nanny a ninety-year-old national icon?”

Its silent for a beat or two, “technically, yes, we do. Are you interested?”

Darcy frowned, they were being completely serious with her, and this wasn’t some joke or prank. She looked back down at the file, studying it for a moment, well it couldn’t be too bad; she’d finally have her own place away from sharing or bunking at Jane’s some nights.

“Don’t you have agents to do this?” She asked raising her eyebrows as she looked at Phil, he chuckled once and nodded.

“Rogers is always one step ahead, he knew we had sent someone to watch over him, and now you are wondering why wouldn’t he know now?” he chuckled once more, “well, you are a somewhat an average human, you won’t have to lie or fool him into being your friend.”

“I am not the type person that should be friends with this guy,” Darcy muttered “but… I guess, I mean, not like I am busy making friends anywhere else anyway.” She shrugged, setting the file down, ignoring the ‘somewhat average human’ comment.

“Thank you, well, send someone to help you pack up your current belongings tomorrow.” Phil glances at his watch, “Rogers should be arriving back from his latest mission tonight.” He mutters to himself, twirling a finger to the other agents in the room.

In a matter of seconds Darcy was hoisted up from her seat, she grumbled about being able to use her own legs but that didn’t seem to matter to them, at all.

“I want my iPod back, Phil.” She called as she swept away, she wasn’t getting that iPod back ever again.


“Well, thank you, idiots” Darcy stood outside the apartment complex, boxes stacked beside her and she watched the SHIELD agents drive off, not even helping her with the belongings she had decided to bring along with her.

Turning holding her new apartment key, she sighed and lifted a box, yep this was shitty. It looked like a nice kind of area that she could leave her other boxes for a few minutes, she walked to the elevator and pressed the button multiple times.

“Oh, the elevator doesn’t work, ma’am” a voice startling Darcy from behind, she huffed in response, of course, the bloody elevator wouldn’t work. Instead, she stood staring at the metal doors for a few seconds, sighing with a heavy heart.

Oh great, Steve Fucking Rogers, stood in the doorway watching her like she was some alien; she might as well be. She smiled a thank you, turning towards where the dreaded staircase was sitting; already she knew this would be torture.

He wasn’t too bad on the eyes, tall frame, taller than she expected him to be; not quite Thor’s height but close. She suspected his current get-up was for him to go out in public without being noticed, glasses and baseball cap, not very creative.

“Moving in?” he asked, what a stupid question, what a ridiculous question to ask.

“Duh, ” she mentally smacked herself, “sorry, yeah, I am new to the building. I guess my luck the elevator had to be broken.” Steve nodded and chuckled lightly.

“Nah, they’ve been broken since I moved in,” He shrugged, pointing behind him “would you like a hand with the others?” he asked, she half expected that question, guy from the Forties, practically lives and breathes being chivalrous. Plus the hero complex, women in need trust him to ask to help her.

“That would be great, thank you, I’m apartment 6C” his eyes narrowed slightly for a few seconds, she simply smiled, he really was very suspicious; well, he should be the last neighbour was hired to watch him, now she is but she is far from being an agent or… a normal neighbour.

He grabbed a box, Darcy was only on the second set when he wandered up behind her, she glanced down at him as she walked up the other set; two boxes, what a fucking show off, well, actually that’s good fewer trips. Smart move, Mr America.

“So, how did you find out about this place being for rent?” he asked not even breaking a sweat, super serum has some great side effects, or so it seems.

“I actually didn’t, I was told I should live here by a friend,” not exactly a lie, bending the truth, Phil wasn’t her friend but he did tell her to move in here “I had to get out from living with a roommate I hated, plus sleeping on my friend’s couch was becoming… achy.”

He hummed in response, “nicest place I’ve found so far, honestly, the dumps I’ve viewed. I haven’t even seen the apartment myself but the area is nice, so my friend tells me.” Shrugging, breathing slightly heavily, how many more stairs?

Once reaching the top, she propped the box she was carrying under her arm and pushed the key into the door, pushing the door open with her hip she stepped inside; eyes widening, this place was huge, too big for just her. She may need to get a dog to keep herself company.

“I’ll get the others, easier that way.” Before she could respond he was already out of her door, both boxes stacked beside her one, it was already furnished for her but she didn’t exactly like that yellow couch but too lazy to go get another one; it will have to do.

She opened the box that she had carried, Steve walked back in a few times and dropped the last box down, glancing at the contents of the currently opened box and frowned…

“Uh, yeah, that’s a Taser” Darcy muttered, glancing at Steve who had raised eyebrows, “it’s for my protection, I’m not exactly living in the safest place on Earth, plus I work late and walking; people are weird, don’t judge me.” He raised his hands in defence, laughing at her explanation.

“No, I get it, trust me” she nodded once, “have you ever had to use it?” he asked making light conversation.

“A couple of times, a few have been for pleasure” that earns a weird stare, she doesn’t say anything more than that, laughing loudly at his weirded out expression “kidding, sometimes people are idiots and I like to tell them that by using this.” She grabs the Taser, aiming at him and he noticeably tenses.

“Don’t worry, I won’t use it on you” she waves it lightly and places it on the couch arm, he nods once and smiles, edging to the door “unless you are an annoying neighbour.” She tells him seriously.

“Well, I’ll keep myself in check” he laughed walking out the door and to the one at the end, Darcy waves slightly “if you need anything 6C, then don’t hesitate to ask.” Darcy smiles genuinely and nods.

“I’ll keep that in mind, Cap” he frowns but sighs to himself “yeah, I am no idiot. Plus the disguise doesn’t really work.” He chuckled and opens his own door, both waving and going into their respected homes.

Well, first impression and meeting out of the way, and she somehow avoided giving her own name, like he’d know who she is anyway. Now she had to think of a way to become his friend, easier said than done.That’s why she is here, to be his friend and help him adjust, how the hell is she meant to befriend a superhero?

Next Part ->

(Hopefully, this is what Mikie expected, and that I gave Darcy some justice. Kinda weird to write since I rp as Steve, plus there’s a Darcy, so I veered into making Darcy very much like Max from Two Broke Girls. Let me know what you think. - Rosalee)


I honestly don’t understand how people can hate the minions so much…. I see so many hate posts about them these days and I just don’t get it!! They are fucking adorable!! And their antics are hilarious.

And you’d think this site would be going crazy over them because THEY’RE ALL GAY!!! Heelllooooo!! PLUS they cross dress and it’s totally accepted and positive!! Does Tumblr not realize how progressive they are??

Really anyone who dislikes them has clearly never seen Despicable Me one or two…. They’re just following the crowd.