post apocalyptic romance


- love on the ground by @hedaswolf

anonymous asked:

Rosy, you said the showrunners were VERY careful to say to everyone else that they loved each other. What do you mean by that Rosy? Are you talking about the other couples saying i love you to each other (i dont remember if this happened in 413 or not) or are you saying the other characters were able to see Bellarke's feelings? I do agree that there was no closure. Even though C gave this heartfelt speech, B couldn't really respond and it was cut short.

No. I don’t think I was saying just couples. Bellamy told Octavia. Octavia told Bellamy. Abby told Clarke (but Clarke refused to respond because that would be goodbye) Abby told Marcus. Memori. Monty and Harper told each other. Monty and Jasper told each other. They all said the word “love.”

The end of the season was about confirming their love for each other and making sure they KNEW. And yet, with two aborted confessions, neither Bellamy nor Clarke could tell the other how they FELT about each other. 

You’re right, Clarke gave that heartfelt speech to get him to live on without her. But she started it out saying “it’s no secret that I didn’t like you but….” she never really got to the end of that ‘but’, moving on into Octavia (as always she talks about octavia rather than her own feelings) and then into how awesome he is and what he needs when they are not together, because she thinks she’s dying. And then they are cut short and the last thing they say to each other is not “I love you,” but “hurry.” 

It’s definitely left hanging. And we’re left waiting for the other shoe to drop. 

anonymous asked:

I try to remind myself that t100 is a tragedy. In an interview, when asked if characters would find happiness, Jason said something like 'no, this is a tragedy.' Do you ever get sad thinking Bellarke might end tragically? I think of shows that have influenced Jason like Lost, BSG, & GoT, and how a lot of endgame ships ended tragically (one half or both people dying) and I kind of break down imagining Bellarke getting together in like the last season and then one or both dying in the finale :(

Honestly, yeah, I think that’s one of the possible endings and he’s warning you and keeps warning you that this is one of the possible endings and if the bare possibility is sending you into this dark place, then I’d say you probably need to get a little distance on shipping Bellarke and remember that it’s just a show, a tv show I might add, which is a fickle medium.  Especially since it is a tragic show, full of death and disaster and separation.

You might need to step back a little from fandom and the show and start letting in some other stories, other ships, other hobbies, other loves. Don’t bank all your intensity or happiness on this show. Let it go a little.

Now’s a good time, because it’s hiatus. Let yourself fall in love with something else, whether another ship or another show or something in real life. It’s okay. They won’t go anywhere. The show and Bellarke will still be there and you can still enjoy it even if you aren’t 100% obsessed with it and in love with it. In fact, it might even be MORE enjoyable if you love it in a way that doesn’t require one specific path of love story HEA Bellarke. 

This show is a lot more fun when you don’t have your shipping goggles on, because it’s so disastrous for happiness and laughter and love. If you enjoy the action and politics and metaphors and allusions as much as the character development and ships, then you suffer less disappointment. 

Spring 2017 End Season Rankings
  1. Sukasuka: In what is probably one of the most underwhelming seasons of anime in recent years, Sukasuka stands out as being a decent post-apocalyptic scifi/fantasy romance combination. The world and premise of the plot is interesting and the characters are fun. (8/10) 
  2. Aikatsu Stars: Most of the main cast moving to Venus Ark made the plot far more interesting than the entirety of season 1. And here I thought making Yume enter S4 that quickly would have made it boring (7.5/10)
  3. Sakura Quest: Decent characters and fairly entertaining “event of the week” anime. Has its strengths, but at times, it does feel a little draggy. Still one of the better watches this season (7/10)
  4. Eromanga Sensei: It’s actually pretty fun if you ignore the premise behind the entire plot. Girls are cute, albeit annoying at times (6.5/10)
  5. Hinako Note: Cookie cutter SoL. Decent girls, but not memorable (6/10)
  6. Renai Boukun: Was decent at the start, then they gave it plot. Would have rated higher if it stayed a fun parody of the harem genre (6/10)
  7. Cinderella Girls Gekijou: Fun, short, good to see some of the characterization of the girls (6/10)
  8. Little Witch Academia: What a roller coaster ride. I hated this at the start, started liking it, then it went to the shit towards the end again. I get that they took some liberties with the plot, but man, what is this even… (6/10)
  9. Natsume Yuujinchou 6: It started out a great series, but, even as a fan of the SoL genre, this has been dragging on for a little too long. Please put it out of its misery and series before it destroys its legacy any further (5.5/10)
  10. Saekano flat: I’m mainly just watching it for best girl Megumi, but otherwise, it’s awful (5.5/10)
  11. Kirakira Precure: Boring, boring, boring. It was just a few seasons ago that Precure was amazing again, and yet… (5.5/10)
  12. Alice to Zouroku: This anime bit off more than it can chew. It promised so much, but given absolutely nothing. (4.5/10)
upcoming fic

lost stars (m)

✩ yoongi x reader
☾ soulmate au, post-apocalyptic 
☀︎ angst, romance, mentions of death, 

It was a world of burnt foliage and charred trees, a flimsy remainder of a once bountiful forest and a once chaotic (yet beautiful) city. The building, broken and left desolate on the floor, is all that remains of your old apartment. There are no signs of life, no trace that someone could potentially have escaped. Yet, as you stand before a large piece of cement slab that could have, at one point, been a wall, you do not feel any less hopeful. Maybe it is because the sun still hovers above the scene amidst a clear sky. Or, maybe it is due to the light breeze that tousles your hair, which feels almost calming after such a disastrous event. 

Though, you know it is most likely because the spatter of star tattoos located just above your right elbow still remains-untouched and clear.

 You know that must mean he is still out there. 

 Min Yoongi. Your soulmate.

anonymous asked:

What is the V girl?

The V Girl is a book by Mya Robarts. It’s quite brilliant and I want more people to read it and then TALK TO ME ABOUT IT!! It’s sort of a hardcore dystopia book. It’s completely unique to anything I have read in a long while. 

It’s about finding yourself, finding love and looking to the future all wrapped up in this world were anything bad that could happen in our world is LEGAL in the books world.

Here is the Synopsis:

In post-apocalyptic North America, rape and sexual slavery are legal. Lila Velez, desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town and can take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend, Rey, the most attractive man in her town. Lila does not love him but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute of love.

Lila’s coping mechanism to her mother’s rape and kidnapping is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey, a foreign, broody man. Lila does not trust him because his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance.  Aleksey offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.

All the while Lila will have to find a way to live in the constant company of death, slavery, starvation, sexual abuse and the danger of losing the people she loves the most.

Due to mature content, this book is intended for +18 readers.

Definitely recommended for 18+

Check it out on Goodreads and Amazon

decided to move this to a separate post so as not to hi-jack the op's original art post

realizations I came to after seeing this fanart

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let me explain to you a thing on why daryl and beth are so important

these are the thoughts at the supreme core of my bethyl feels

even when beth says it was “stupid” to think her dad could have a peaceful death, what daryl hears is not “naïve and foolish typical of some dumb teenager” like she means it

he hears “pure, hopeful” and also “logical” bc he knows her belief was rooted in faith that it’s still possible to work toward rebuilding the world into a place where that becomes a standard thing again

there’s so much right in this episode for me but the largest thing is daryl fucking validates her feelings and thoughts so much even if he can’t think and feel like she does and daryl says the way she envisioned hershel’s passing was how it’s supposed to be

and then when beth wishes she could “just change”

daryl’s response (and norman’s delivery) makes my heart just explode as he goes “you did“ in the most gentlest tone we’ve ever heard him use n with his brows all scrunched in compassion and empathy and oh mah gaaahhhh

that’s what makes my heart rate quicken most over daryl

it’s also what makes my heart go crazy about bethyl because she validates him right back. she tells him she feels she hasn’t changed enough, isn’t close enough to being like him who seems made for this world she says

and he responds, starting with this exhale or sigh or ‘tch’ noise like it’s dismissive but it’s so gentle it’s almost bashful, the sound envelopes the words like the emotion on his tongue makes his lips stumble when trying to mouth around the words “oh I’m” before continuing more clearly “‘m just used to it, things being ugly; growing up in a place like this”

so she offers “well, you got away from it,” very earnestly and kindly, with no veiled contempt as if she was jealous based on some notion that he’s managed to change more than her or jealousy based on him being better suited to survival; and when he says, “i didn’t” she emphatically mirrors his earlier validation with her own “you did

and what is daryl’s so touching response, which is really a vulnerable request? "maybe you just gotta keep on remindin’ me sometimes”

and, ok, yes then beth says in a wry, tho i believe still soft kind of way, “nooo, you can’t depend on anyone for anything right” and segues into how she’ll be gone soon but with these two and their bond that’s the damn point

they will depend on each other for validation, for reminding, for assurance they’re going in the right direction, and that’s why daryl cares so much about her being gone: because he’s so dumbfounded-ly numb after having the peace that came with feeling the integration of all his parts just ripped away from him right as he was admitting to needing her presence. (and he’s not able to put her lessons/influence into practice until he finds rick and carl, and then he’s just straight-shot focused.) she gets him to burn away the bad and cynical and her presence makes him absorb what’s good in him and some of what’s good in her into himself to ultimately become ever closer to who he deep down wants to be, the man he wants to be

and daryl offers her protection, yes, that’s big, but you know what’s bigger that he can extend to her? (stop that get your mind out of the gutter!) belief in her ability to be so damn strong and capable and a powerful person who does survive: “she’s tough, she saved herself” aaahhh i just want to pour his warm respect for her in a tub filled to the rim and rest in it. his experience with activity and followthrough to the best of his ability is so honorable and it’s like he doesn’t even know he’s honorable because it’s just plain as day to act that way, which makes he and beth actually really compatible: it makes him like the actual living embodiment of her ideal to care for people through meaningful actions and goodness toward others. he also has the ability to think quickly on his feet (well, as i said, activity-related, maybe not with the matters of the heart yet) where beth needs to learn/be nurtured into having that quality strengthened.

so that’s a duality i adore about them: beth represents so much internal agency, in touch with and being the master of her emotions and belief systems, where daryl represents external agency, (i so admire how norman epitomizes this message in just every mannerism he can). and with that duality between them, the integration they accomplish within themselves by being together is what melts me and gets me to fantasize about their happiness together

it’s just really beautiful to me and i get really hurt when people hate on a good character like her without even being capable of seeing what she means to other characters and the show itself. so damn beautiful that they are very different people but they are so able to quell restless, nagging aches in each other and i think of beth’s youth as a huge benefit to daryl, not a detracting factor like i’ve seen some critique it — she can help him lighten up in an emotionally raw baptismal way, but also in a really playful carefree way

so basically this is just me wasting your time getting to the main point of: this scene is why i started to be a bethyl shipper and throughout my progressive obsession involvement in getting to know them, i’m currently spending nights up writing fics where they are basically adult children because well they both are and bc don’t tell me what to do

…but just understand there’s more, they go so deeply together, and hopefully accept my viewpoint that they are seriously compatible on top of being adorable dweebs together, and know anything that comes forward from my love of them combined with my writing/art, with subject matter ranging from touching romance to ridiculous romps— ultimately it all flows from respect of their deep connection in this scene as well as being immediately followed up by their cathartic vandalism and then touchyfeelyfeels in alone

p.s. my favorite daryl expression comes from this scene when he’s smiling like a nerd stabbing the knife into the post and saying, “yeah. imma dick. when i’m drunk”

p.p.s. can you tell by my lowercase and bad grammar that huge-ass meta has me so damn tired, worth it tired, but obviously i just needed a rambling vent of happy feels and admiration

When you read a book, the neurons in your brain fire overtime, deciding what the characters are wearing, how they’re standing, and what it feels like the first time they kiss. No one shows you. The words make suggestions. Your brain paints the pictures
—  Meg Rosoff

“Oh baby, here comes the sound. I took a train outta New Orleans and they shot me full of ephedrine.This is how we like to do it in the murder scene. Can we settle up the score? If you were here I’d never have a fear.

So go on live your life, but I miss you more than I did yesterday. You’re beautiful. Well I’m a total wreck and almost everyday, like the firing squad or the mess you made. Well don’t I look pretty walking down the street. In the best damn dress I own?”

Right before the sun rises there’s a moment when the whole sky goes this pale nothing color–not really gray but sort of, or sort of white, and I’ve always really liked it because it reminds me of waiting for something good to happen.
—  Lauren Oliver, Delirium p. 35