oh whoops here’s a drabble that was requested forever ago. not even sorry
You shove Josh against the wall in the bathroom, gripping his lapels in your fists; he grins widely at you, letting out a deep chuckle, giving you a whiff of the whiskey on his breath. Your mouth attaches to his, knocking his head back against the wall with a loud bump. His hands are bunching up your short dress, trying desperately to get his fingers on your skin, but you push his hands away, causing him to break the kiss.
“What’s wrong?” he breathes, as your hands begin to work at his pants.
“I’m not gonna let you fuck me in the bathroom at Tyler’s wedding,” you whisper, slipping your hand down the front of his briefs. “But I’m dying to suck you off.” Josh moans softly, tipping his head back against the wall when your fingers come in contact with his erection. “You want that?” you mutter. “Tell me, Joshua, you want me to suck your dick?”
OMG, THIS SHIP IS SO DISGUSTING AND PROBLEMATIC! AGE GAPS ARE ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE 1000% OF THE TIME! WHY CAN’T ANYONE SHIP 2D WITH SOMEONE HE’S GOOD WITH, LIKE MURDOC! MURDOC LOVES 2D SO MUCH HE KIDNAPPED HIM BECAUSE HE COULDN’T STAND BEING AWAY FROM HIM!!111!!!
Sorry, but I do NOT buy that the Senate absolutely will refuse to pass the destroy medical care act. We were told for months that there was no way T^ump would win, so no. Do not drop your guard, this bill is everything Republicans love, Tax breaks for the rich, screwing the poor, and sticking it to that black guy.
Absolutely tangential to the point of that post I reblogged, but it made me think a little bit about adoribull fanworks and ones I enjoy vs. ones I don’t, and how I think it’s very easy for people to get too surfacey with the characters and essentially turn them into that fussy prig/slob dynamic without getting at the meat of their characters. I think two details about Bull and Dorian that are very important to my understanding of them but vary in other interpretations are:
1.) Bull puts on a show of being loud, messy, brashly honest, but this is an obfuscation tactic. He tells you more than any other person might, which might lead one to believe he has told you everything. He has not. I personally think he keeps his possessions orderly as well. Order is familiar and comforting to him. If he seems to be a slob, it’s belying the fact that he has a system he can understand and he sticks to it, because knowing where everything is and knowing your place is how you control your surroundings and keep from ending up dead, and allowing others to underestimate his awareness and his intelligence are vital to his effectiveness as a spy. Even when he’s done spying for the Ben-Hassrath, these would be behaviors hard coded into him by years of war and trauma.
2.) Dorian puts on a show of being a cultured, aristocratic, spoiled princeling. in many ways he is very sheltered and ignorant, but the performance of nobility is not his natural state of being. He complains about alcohol quality but secretly genuinely likes shitty beer. He fusses over his clothes, and the cold, and the poor living conditions, while sticking it out anyway and laughing off much bigger, more unbearable things on sheer principle. He’s a scholar and a gifted mage who brute-forces positive results in dire conditions and treats books like they’re trash.
I would hazard a guess that Dorian’s work/living spaces are always a total mess that nobody can make sense of but him and he’ll have incredibly expensive/rare tools and texts lying around in a heap of trashed diagrams and scribbled theories and findings. His handwriting is probably atrocious.
Point being, it’s easy to peg Bull as the chaotic one and Dorian as his polar opposite, and both of them would probably try to elicit that reaction from people, but it’s just what’s on the surface. Dorian thrives in chaos. Bull takes to the role out of necessity, but deep down order is so important to him he needs reassurance that it won’t literally drive him insane.
I feel like Vivienne is important to Bull as a friend because she provides proof that order and stability can be found in potentially maddening circumstances, and Dorian is also important to him because he proves that chaos isn’t inherently destructive. Both of them are important examples of living for oneself without apologies, changing a system to suit your needs rather than the other way around, and that’s an equally important lesson for Bull.
This totally got away from me and turned into my Feelings About Bull corner, what else is new.