We’re in Love, Aren’t We?

Fandom: Star Trek AOS.
Reader X Leonard McCoy.
Prompt:  For @trekken81’s Ed Sheeran Divide song challenge – Hearts Don’t Break Around Here.
Word Count: 1838
very minor injury.
Rating: All ages.
Genre: Fluff.
Summary: Leonard and reader go on a hike and figure out their feelings for one another.
Author’s Note: Beta’d by the lovely @starshiphufflebadger.  This was originally conceived of as a McKirk fic, but as the challenge was for a reader insert, that’s what it became.  I may still write this as McKirk one day, with a different premise.  Enjoy!

We’re in Love, Aren’t We?

Every night I’ll kiss you you’ll say in my ear
Oh we’re in love aren’t we?
Hands in your hair, fingers and thumbs baby
I feel safe when you’re holding me near
Love the way that you conquer your fear
You know hearts don’t break around here

You groan at the ache in your thighs and buttocks as you plant one foot in front of the other on what Leonard promises is the last stretch of the hike on the way to the picnic site.  The hiking boots he had insisted you wear for the trip are rubbing you in exactly the wrong way and you can’t wait to just lie down somewhere.  You don’t even care whether it’s on the blanket you’ve brought along or on the bare earth beneath your feet, just as long as you’re horizontal, you’ll be happy.

“Almost there, sugar,” Leonard assures you, placing a hand on your shoulder as he falls into step with you from where he’d been bringing up the rear just in case you lost your balance on the sheer slope.

The way your muscles are screaming at you from the exertion makes you wonder why you had ever agreed to go hiking during your shore leave in the first place.  You’ve never been one for nature, and the whole idea lacked romance in your opinion, but Leonard had seemed so excited to bring you to one of his favorite places in the world that you just hadn’t been able to resist.  Instead, you’re now filing your current predicament away for use in the future, for any time he suggests anything crazy again and you find yourself being won over by those earnest eyes.

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anonymous asked:

"Five Times Yuuri Katsuki and Victor Nikiforov stood next to each other on the podium and the one time they did in front of an altar." Do you know of any fic like this?? It doesn't have to be a 5+1 fic as long as it has the same premise.

Hmm, I haven’t seen a fic like this but I have a wedding fic rec list if you’re looking for some cute marriage fics! That’s a great title, someone should write this if it hasn’t been done yet!

This is a response to @xsbateena ’s comment concerning this post.

I find that argument to be incredibly fallacious. One, either you honestly just completely missed the point of my post, or you’re purposefully using a Red Herring to shift the argument to be about something I wasn’t addressing at all (I’ve actually sort of addressed that elsewhere). And two, after you shift that argument, you then use a false moral equivalency to compare situations that aren’t actually alike or comparable. So first, I’ll address the second fallacy and then clear up the first by revisiting my actual premise.

You said, “you know you can say literally everything on here about Dean too though, right?” This is a classic response to Sam criticism, and it basically amounts to “Dean’s just as bad!” as if that magically excuses what Sam’s done. It doesn’t. As if it were true. It isn’t. Because honestly, no, you can’t say the same about Dean.

1)  Dean has lied to Sam less than a third as often as Sam has lied to Dean, and most all of Dean’s lies have been to spare either Sam’s life or to spare Sam emotional pain. Notice, I never referenced all the times that Sam lies to Dean, just the worst ones, which happen way, way too often and way too consistently. Two years is a long time to deceive someone, and those lies over-lapped a lot. Like I said, it’s the consistency, PLUS the motivation, PLUS the caliber of the lie. Just season 1-4, Sam lies to Dean’s face upwards of 13 times.

2.)  Dean has never willingly abandoned Sam and, Dean always communicates even when they do separate, so much so that Sam is sure in Scarecrow that something’s happened when Dean doesn’t pick up his phone. (notice the difference between leaving someone high and dry, when they are counting on your help, in anger or punishment, vs distancing yourself for their own safety. Notice I did not include Sam’s departure in GGY for that reason).

3.)  Dean has almost always been the one to resist a choice he has reason to believe will have consequences for innocent people, often to Sam’s frustration. There are times Sam has convinced him that it’s “worth the risk” of innocent lives for a cause (giving a monster another chance for example), but Dean shown an awareness of and a serious concern/ consideration for the collateral damage, only assenting when they’ve seriously have no better options. He may be reckless with HIS OWN life, but not with others. He’s never for example ,suggested they abandon victims to die to serve a personal goal, or sacrificed someone for a spell, or chose a path he’s been warned could likely cause death to millions for suspect, personal reasons. He’s never started an apocalypse either.

4.)  Dean actually has a pretty excellent record with discerning those who can be trusted and those who can’t. Not that he’s never been tricked, but he is incredibly keen on spotting those trying to deceive or manipulate them or those who are just bad news—he just has trouble getting Sam to believe him. For example, when the YED was masquerading as John, the guy in Croatoan, Ruby (despite all her considerable attempts at deception), the angels, Jack, Samuel, S! Sam, Rowena w/ the BOTD, the BMoL, and yes even Crowley who he worked with only b/c they had no other choice, not b/c he trusted him (noting the entire time that he didn’t trust him) until Crowley actually became trustworthy. He could even tell that the visions Sam was getting in S11 weren’t from god. On the flip side, the people he has approved have proved to be true friends, like Cass, Benny, and Cole.

5.)  Sam often doesn’t trust Dean with his feelings, and that’s fine because it’s his right to talk or to remain quiet as he sees fit. But Sam is not villanized or bullied, either within the story or outside of it, for failing to do this to Dean’s satisfaction, for saying “I don’t wanna talk about it.” And when Sam does talk about it, Dean usually goes out of his way to reassure Sam, encourage Sam, comfort Sam, or attempt to cheer him up. I’m not saying Dean’s never been insensitive. Of course he has. But he’s never mocked Sam over a serious trauma, or screamed at him for not talking about it or told him “this is crap and I’m sick of it,” or used it to judge/ condemn him. Dean’s judged Sam for his actions, not his feelings.

6.)  Deans almost never uses emotional blackmail (less than the average person even), while Sam uses it all the time. Dean doesn’t blame his brother for his own choices and actions. Sam does. Dean doesn’t use shaming tactics in an argument—not even while under supernatural influence. He talks about Sam’s behavior and why he feels it’s wrong and how he feels about it. Dean doesn’t demand Sam support him emotionally or accuse him of not “believing” in him if/ when Sam disagrees. Sam may make the most accusations, but usually that’s because Sam is emotionally blackmailing Dean into silence about something Sam’s done and Dean (the horrible monster) is openly upset about. Asking someone to account for their bad behavior is only “guilting” when it’s unfairly exaggerated or a lie, NOT if the person has done exactly what you’re calling them out for and its hurt you exactly as much as you say it has.

7.)  Finally, the worst thing out-of-control Dean has done to Sam is to chase him with a hammer. Something that didn’t even happen until late in the series. Sam doesn’t have a history of being severely harmed. Yes, he has been threatened, and yes it’s scary (some you love’s trying to kill you, of course it’s scary). But he’s never been beaten almost to death, to the point where his skull is practically caved in on one side. He’s never been tortured. He’s never been shot. Even in the fight that he started with MOC Dean, he’s never been significantly wounded or otherwise severely injured.

But here’s the thing: even so, EVEN WITH THE HARM BEING MINIMAL, SAM HAS EVERY REASON AND EVERY RIGHT TO BE WARY, AFRAID OR NERVOUS ABOUT DEAN GOING OUT OF CONTROL AGAIN! If Dean were playing with demonic powers, pitting himself against evil mind controllers in a battle of will, or putting himself in other positions to be supernaturally compromised, Sam would have every right to question it, to complain, to argue against it. He wouldn’t be required to “believe” that Dean could do it or villanized for not being on board with Dean’s plans.

And that really brings me back to the Red Herring, because my argument was never a contest of “who’s lied more.” It was a statement about how Dean doesn’t owe Sam trust, especially when Sam can’t manage to be even marginally, even basically trustworthy. And I’m going to make a bold claim and say that Dean is the most reliable character on the show. It’s why literally everyone depends on him for things, looks to him for things. It’s why all of their allies, true allies are from relationships with Dean, not Sam. And yet, neither Dean himself, nor his fans villanize Sam for failing to trust Dean. No one is claiming Sam has NO RIGHT to be wary or distrustful after the few times Dean has lied to him or after Dean has not been emotionally supportive (the only 2 on the list that Dean could even marginally, fit into).

It’s why I added the fact that Sam changes his mind too much as a point. Because Sam is not expected to, or condemned for failing to anticipate what Dean wants. He’s not condemned for being skeptical if Dean’s going to change his mind. Dean is the one condemned because he couldn’t figure out if Sam really wanted to stop hunting or not. Dean is the one accused of keeping Sam in a profession Sam wants out of, despite Sam telling him on multiple occasions that he didn’t want to leave now, or that he’d accepted it and wanted to continue. Dean is the one punished for not getting the signals right. Sure Sam can change his mind as much as he wants. But then Sam and his fans don’t get to be angry and pissed off and blame others when they fails to keep up with the changes, or fail to take yet another change too seriously. Wayy too often Sam and his fans try to villanize Dean for his perceived failure to give Sam the trust Sam seems to believe he’s owed, but that he has not earned! That is the discussion my argument sits in and the reason for my premise being “here is why Dean might have trouble preforming as Sam et, all believes and demands he should.”

Was Sam distrustful of Dean after Amy? Or during S9? Of course he was. And he had every right to be. Even with Dean being leaps and bounds more reliable and more trustworthy than Sam, Sam still has the right to keep his feelings to himself or to distrust Dean after Dean’s lied to him. It’s a human reaction. And DEAN has the same, exact right. THAT IS MY POINT! It is unfair that he is constantly villified for having a human reaction, both within the show and outside of it. It’s disturbing that he’s expected to suppress it and screamed at or punished for failing to do so. My post was to show how wrong this is. That Dean has every right and has had every motivation to be untrusting, or nervous, or afraid, and to disagree with what Sam wanted to do when he has been. Despite what he’s told, Dean doesn’t need to turn off his humanity in order to accommodate Sam’s feelings. He can’t do it, even if he tried. Because humans just don’t work that way.

anonymous asked:

🔥(anything related to the Jedi)?

I don’t think there was any necessity, at all, for Jedi to train children. It’s not like HP or some other universes where untrained children are dangerous to themselves/others. Untrained Force-sensitives are just… they’ve got boosted reflexes, aim, intuition, but nothing dangerous or troubling. 

(I also think criticisms of the Order get hysterical at times—they’re immeasurably better than the Sith, thanks—but the premises are mostly sound.)

My favorite part of the whole ‘communists are hypocrites because they use technology created by capitalism’ argument is that it’s literally a logical fallacy called ‘argument ad hominem tu quoque’. From Wikipedia,

“Ad hominem tu quoque (literally: “You also”) refers to a claim that the source making the argument has spoken or acted in a way inconsistent with the argument. In particular, if Source A criticizes the actions of Source B, a tu quoque response is that Source A has acted in the same way. This argument is false because it does not disprove the premise; if the premise is true then Source A may be a hypocrite, but this does not make the statement less credible from a logical perspective. “

Sound familiar? Maybe all these 'rationalist’ capitalists should brush up on their basic argumentative logic.

ok ok ok so…some part of my brain has formed a theory about andrew lloyd webber ok

that what if like, the majority of his career, he’s just been trolling. like, what if he’s like Duchamp.

like, he took a bunch of ridiculous premises for stories, slapped some nice fancy music with them, and put them out there just to see if people would go for it. and they did! just like Duchamp, who for those who don’t know, was an artist who took an old urinal he found, put it on a pedestal, called it art, and people went with it

like what if ALW just wanted to see if people would take his weird musicals and run with them, because like c'mon. Cats? it’s just cats. Starlight Express? a musical on rollerblades??? A musical about Jesus??? What if he just kept going to see where people drew the line, and even after he tossed Love Never Dies into the world, they still haven’t and he’s just laughing at us. Cause School of Rock is so different and actually something that makes sense as a musical, so what if that was him finally just doing something cool that he liked. cause like almost all his other shows feel Overdramatic and Extra and Showy and this one did not, plus the whole thing with him releasing rights and everything for free for schools to use was cool

so basically i half-jokingly formed this theory that weirdly makes sense and now i’m worried its true

anonymous asked:

What's x files about? I know it's an older show, just not sure if I'd like it.

this is such a big question. 

so the very basic premise of the show is that there is a division of the fbi known as the x-files. the x-files are unsolved and/or unexplained cases that no one else at the fbi will take. agent mulder (believer) worked on the x files alone for some years until 1992 where agent scully (skeptic) is assigned to debunk his work in the x-files. however, she can never seem to and they become partners and investigate spooky cases about ufos and unexplained/paranormal phenomena like ghosts/demons/monsters!! 

it also of course delves into their personal life. all that said the true driving force of the show is mulder and scully’s relationship and unshakeable bond through the years.

anonymous asked:

honest question, pls don't yell. the show has canonically established that cs and kf are distinct beings. this is an ableist premise, I agree, full stop. but why are you telling people they're wrong for talking about cs/kf according to the show's premise?

because we need to have no place for ableism in our fanworks. the canon is wrong and there’s no way around that. like you said, it’s an ableist premise, which means that at a certain point you have to step back away from canon and say that you refuse to agree with this. of course, i can understand that people might not know or realize what’s wrong, and that’s perfectly valid, but i keep seeing people making posts like “all of this is killer frost’s fault :) stop with the caitlin hate :)” and really that’s just….a) gross and insensitive and plays into the “evil alter” myth, and b)…incorrect and absolves caitlin of all of her bad choices when she needs to be held accountable for them just like any other character. 

  • 10:00-11:00 VOLLEYBALL
  • 11:00-12:00 WEAPONS TRAINING
  • 1:30-3:00 SWIMMING
  • 6:00-7:00 UNARMED COMBAT 
  • 8:00-8:30 END OF THE DAY/CLOSING

anonymous asked:

You had to kick Aku and Atsushi out of the house sometimes so you and Dazai can get some alone time, but doesn't Kyouka also live with you guys??? Is she just... never in the house, so you two never have to tell her to vacate the premises for a while??

No they usually drag her along with them, we just don’t complain about her as much as the boys. She’s quiet and well behaved so there’s no need to pick on her like Ryuu and Atsushi. 

I always have the dumbest rom-com fic premises in my brain when I’m riding the bus for some reason. e.g.: Gansey gushing to Ronan about this brilliant guy in his university Epic to Romance lit class. this guy makes really insightful points and doesn’t even need the class for his major! He’s just taking it as an elective and isn’t that so amazing!! & Gansey definitely has a crush. Ronan asks him if this guy is gonna be cool with the fact that Gansey already has a boyfriend. And a girlfriend. Gansey says he mentioned it once casually and the guy didn’t seem fazed. Ronan’s feeling a little bolder because of this convo so he confesses he maybe has a crush on someone too, whatever, and Gansey pries it out of him that he’s talking about a hot mechanic! Gansey’s confused and curious b/c (a) Ronan doesn’t seem to Do crushes usually he thought and (b) hasn’t Ronan been going to the same mechanic for like … years? So they psych each other up and say they’re going to invite their crushes over for like a trial-by-fire here-is-all-my-weirdness take-it-or-leave-it first date at their terrible apartment building, but Gansey is nervous and awkward and puts it off and finally gets turned down because his smart classmate said he already had plans. Ronan’s jokingly smug and says his hot mechanic DID accept a while ago and IS coming over and when he comes to the door he’s greeted with a “Parrish.” and an “Adam?!????!”

this has been done, right? It must have been done before somewhere

UnRayfied: an alternate version of “Rayman: The Animated Series” meant to breathe new life into its cast.

So, if you know me really well, or got to know me within the past year or so, you may know that I’ve had this big, special idea involving the Rayman cartoon. I’m making this post so I don’t have to clog the description of the actual story because there’s quite a bit to know.

The idea behind this is to take the premise and characters of the show (which, if you don’t already know, was cancelled four episodes in and has since fallen into obscurity) and take out Rayman and anything Rayman-like that was in it; hence, “UnRayfied”. So, yes, it’s basically a rewrite of the series. Reason being is that many elements of the show, most notably the setting in my opinion, are so far removed from anything Rayman-related that there’s no reason for Rayman himself to be in it. At least, that was my opinion when I started this project. My opinions on the cartoon’s relationship with the rest of the Rayman franchise have started to change, but I still finished my version of the cartoon’s first episode. I’m now passing this off as an AU Rayman fic instead of making this a book and publishing it as originally planned.

What I have - my version of “LacMac-Napping” - is written as though it’s the first chapter. I may or may not continue it, especially since my opinions are changing. I’m also aware that I’m not the first person to have the idea of trying to continue/rewrite Rayman: The Animated Series, so that’s another reason this may not be continued. But if Unrayfied gets popular and people want to see how I’d rewrite the other episodes/incorporate Inspector Grub/pick up the plot where the original cuts off after it was cancelled/end the series, I’ll try to go for it. If it doesn’t get popular and I never continue it, I’m fine with that. I’m just happy I got to write the bit I did.

So, some things to know:

  • Species aren’t ambiguous in this; if someone isn’t an animal - anthropomorphic or otherwise - or a magical creature, they’re a human.
  • This going to come off as darker and edgier than the original series, just to set it apart from the original. It’ll be no darker than any Don Bluth film, though. Cross my heart.
  •  Betina and Flips are now a composite character named Bea. This is a little bias on my part, but for one I always found it strange how Betina was the one humanoid among all these strange kidnapped creatures. For another, Flips is just cutesy fodder made to make Betina look good and be the baby of the group. Thus, Bea is a combination of both’s more interesting and likable traits. She’s headstrong, yet naive and friendly. She can also be annoyingly nosy and impulsive.
  • Lacmac doesn’t talk. He’s mute and communicates through movement. I may have sucked some of the bubbliness from him when writing what would be the first chapter. Whoops. But I swear, he’s still as caring as he was originally. 
  • The setting is tweaked from the original. Basically, imagine if, in our world, there were strange creatures and magic residing in a different part of the planet that we’re not supposed to have access to.

“Lacmac-Napping: UnRayfied” will be posted on here, deviantart, maaaaybe, and anywhere else that might be good to post fanfiction (please help me find some places) soon after a few edits.

anonymous asked:

Hi uhm... what is sentinel/guide? I'm sorry I'm just very, very new to things. Please would ypu explain/redirect me? It looks interesting and I want to learn more!

Ahhh. >_> Well here I go, showing my age. 

 Once upon a time there was a show called The Sentinel. The premise was a cop picked up some supernatural type powers, which gave him hyper advanced senses. This cop (Jim) picked up Blair, an anthropology student, who proceeded to help him out with these powers. And lived with him/became his best friend, even tho Jim was rule abiding military cop guy and Blair was an actual hippie, and it was the stuff of many a ‘slash fic’. 

 Now the S/G trope! Can take on a few different forms but basically one half of the team/pair is a Sentinel, with the hyperactive senses, and the other is the Guide, usually has some manner of empath/psychic ability or maybe just real helpful. But people pick and choose; for my version Sentinels will be stronger and faster as well and Guides will all have at least some manner of psychic ability. 

 Anyway, Sentinels need Guides to help them when they ‘Zone’, or become lost because of over use/overfocus on their senses or have a sort of 'feral’ break. You may also see Guides needing Sentinels to help tuem control and turn down their empathic/psychic ability. There’s usually bonding and maybe mystical animal representations of self, depending on how the writer rolls. (I low-key think some abo stuff started here and grew into anymore defined trope all its own but I have no proof of that.) You might find a lot of power play, D/s stuff, naked cuddling to reinforce bonds…who knows really. 

Now my story is sort of a mess (aren’t I always). 

 A. Space Adventure. Why? I do, leaves me more options for…well, adventures. Lucis was a collection of planets and artificially created satellite colonies at war with the Empire, which is a big force in the universe (Or so they thought) basically absorbing other races/societies by force. Where the story picks up Lucis has been taken over and, in the wake of that, the Daemons invaded and now there’s a big war raging in the Lucis System, Insomnia (the main/royal planet) is bathed in endless dark, and more and more Lucian people are joining the Imperial Military to fight this enemy. 

 The Caelum family is assumed wiped out. People used to hold out hope but after ten years of darkness and Imperial rule life has…moved on. Anyone who could afford to leave the system has and the rest rely on planetside Niff forces to keep them alive. 

 B. ABO: because I can C. S/G. This brings us to the Lucian Forces. The once elite forces, Sentinel and Guide pairs who fought for Lucis, now the Empire’s special forces. Or, rather, suicide unit. They fight on the front lines, do infiltration and j formation gathering in Daemon territory, work as bounty hunters and peace keepers in the outer/wild colonies, squash rebellions staged by other races trying to fight back/rise up. Anything shitty and likely to result in death they do. Gladio says, at one point “We fight for the Niffs, we die, our families get medals, and eventually there’s no one left who remembers anything but being part of the Empire.” 

 S/G pairs are valued because they, generally, work in perfect harmony and achieve results the usual soldiers cannot. But it’s also a phenomenon unique to Lucis and Tenebaer, so that causes some…issues, for the Niffs. Though there are rumors the Niffs have been trying to replicate it via genetic manipulation for a few decades. No word on how that’s going for them. …*cough* 

 D. The boys. Are…not okay? *snorts* Or. Well. Prompto was fine. And then he was assigned to the shadowy 'Regalia’ unit by Commanders Cor and Ardyn, as the Guide for the unit’s secondary Sentiel and that. Is. Not. Going. Well. Unless you consider being threatened, roughly fucked, and marked within 30 minutes of meeting 'well’. Then everything is fine.

 Ignis and Noctis. …the less said about that the better. And there you have that. I leave you with this nice jim and Blair gif.

Originally posted by spockemon

anonymous asked:

I was wandering if if it's an autistic thing or OCD thing or both, but I have so much anxiety when it comes to having things set at certain times and everything being scheduled and when the timing is off by a few minutes I start to freak out and have a panic attack

Routines like this and adherence to routines as well as anxiety surrounding routines is an autism thing. Adherence to routine when we are talking about autistics is routine for the sake of routine; OCD is not for the sake of routine, but rather for the sake of ritual - that is, whatever OCD routine you have is part of a ritual usually based on the premise that there will be consequences if you do not (often irrational). In autism the consequence for not following a routine is that the routine is not followed, and that is bad in and of itself.

- Sam

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