I’ve had a lot of people asking for prints of these X-Men portraits, and I aim to please! $20 each plus shipping (usually $6-10 depending on weight), or the full set of 9 shipped for $150! They’re 12x12 inches, with a ½ inch white border around them, making their full size 13x13 inches.
These will start going out beginning August 7, 2015, so send your order to firstname.lastname@example.org and get ready to have the most x-cellent wall in all of Westchester!
Mohawk Storm will be coming soon as a special limited edition print, so stay tuned!
okay but can we talk about charles xavier with sensory issues for a sec
i mean he literally grew up constantly hearing other peoples’ voices in his head and as a kid he probably couldn’t tune them out
he probably would’ve ended up freaking out and wanting it all to just go away, just wanting some silence for once
poor bby charles probably would’ve been sent into full-on sensory overload just from someone speaking to him, he’s got so much stuff going on inside his head, he sure doesn’t need more stuff going on on the outside
Characters: Anna (OC) and Charles Xavier/Professor X
Story: Anna accidentally admits her true feelings for her best friend
Rated PG for a little angst and anxiety
“The truth is that I love you, and I need to know from you if you love me too; The truth is that I want you completely, so if you love me too I need to know from you”
“So you really let him have it, huh?” Charles stated the question with a certain element of admiration.
“He was being disrespectful,” Anna replied defensively, “I just said what needed to be said.”
“Well, honestly, I am impressed that you managed to stay calm for as long as you did. He was asking for it.”
“What- are you saying I have a temper?” Anna teased.
“Yes. And you scare the hell out of most people when you lose it.”
“But not you, right?”
“I think you know me better than that,” Charles remarked, taking a seat on a nearby bench.
Anna joined him and they sat in silence for a moment as they lost themselves to their own thoughts.
“I’m just glad you didn’t toaster him.”
“Toaster him? Really, Charles?” “That place would’ve lit up and taken all of us with it,” he spoke with a slight seriousness now, “You are doing very well these days, controlling your shocks.”
Anna nodded in agreement. As the conversation lulled again, she stole a glance at the man next to her, admiring the way his face naturally rested in a bemused little smirk. He was relaxed today, less tense than usual which Anna was grateful for. It seemed as though life had been nothing but struggle and strife lately, except for the moments like this one when they could breathe a little and enjoy each others company. The only thing that hung over her now was the heavy secret that she’d been dragging around for a while now: her quickly intensifying more-than-friends feelings for Charles.
“You look very pensive, Anns. You alright?” his smooth voice interrupted her revery.
“Um, yeah, of course,” she mumbled, looking back out across the field.
“What’s wrong.” A statement more than question. He knew her too well to let this go.
Anna knew she wasn’t getting out of this easily. But she couldn’t be totally honest about what she was feeling so she chose her words carefully.
“Do you ever feel… dishonest? With yourself?”
Charles considered this for a moment before saying, “I suppose. It is hard to be honest all the time. Where is this coming from?”
“I just feel that, maybe, I’m not accepting how I feel about… somethings.”
“Alright… Such as?”
“I don’t know,” she shrugged, “Just things in general.”
“Very cryptic, Annalise,” he chuckled, “But I think I know what this is about.”
Anna felt her pulse quicken; “You do…”
“You’re hiding something, but I think I know what it is. You’re in love with someone. Aren’t you?”
Anna forced a fake laugh and replied, “What gave you that impression?”
“Just a feeling,” Charles grinned, “Now, if only I could figure out who…”
“Let’s not play this game,” Anna shifted uncomfortably in her seat.
Charles squinted at her as if concentrating really hard, while Anna squirmed nervously. After a moment, his face lit up.
“Ah, I have it!”
“You remember last week? When we went to that little restaurant on the beach?”
Anna thought back to that night. She and Charles had gone to dinner with some friends, and at one point during the merriment of the evening, she had come so close to telling Charles her feelings that it had taken literally everything in her to backpedal and avoid embarrassment. Perhaps she hadn’t stopped soon enough? Hadn’t halted the words in her own mouth before her best friend, the man she was so in love with, had realized what it was she was saying. Great. Now he knew.
Anna nodded slowly in response to his question; “Yes.”
“You remember what you said that night? We were sitting around the table and you leaned over and-”
“We keep dancing ‘round and we don’t know what’s real; Can’t let the music end; Before we can find a way to say the things we feel”
“Ok ok ok,” Anna interrupted, standing to face Charles and it finally spilled out, “Yes, I am in love with you. I’m sorry I didn’t say anything, but you should have said something earlier if you knew! I mean how long have you known? Days? Weeks?”
Charles gaped at her, obviously bewildered. He seemed to be collecting his thoughts for ages before he finally spoke; “So… it’s not Aex, then.”
Anna’s heart stopped. He hadn’t known. He was teasing her, testing her, to get a reaction. And he had!
“Oh my god…” Anna whispered.
Before he could even speak, Anna turned on her heel and ran.
“Annalise!” she heard Charles call behind her, but she didn’t stop. She kept running, trying to register everything that had just happened, trying to keep her mind from spinning out of control. What just happened? What had she done? Oh god, what was he going to say? What was he thinking now? Oh no. No no no, she didn’t want to hear what he was thinking. He must think she’s crazy, a lovesick child.
Anna ran until her lungs were burning and she had to slow to a walk, eventually stopping to rest. When she could breathe again, she walked up to the light and pressed the button to cross, leaning against the pole as a sudden rush of exhaustion overcame her. She felt relieved, too, despite everything. Even if he never spoke to her again after that, at least she had a shot at telling him the truth…
“No one wants to be the one who says it first; But I been keeping it inside, a secret for so long, it hurts”
She was halfway through the crosswalk when she heard him calling her. She felt the urge to take off again, but her legs and arms felt too heavy to take another step, so she waited, in the middle of the street, for Charles to reach her. When he did, he was out of breath and clearly bordering on frantic. He stopped only inches away and bent over to rest his hands on his knees.
“What… the bloody hell… was THAT?” he panted.
“I freaked out, ok!” Anna snapped, feeling scared and relieved and anxious all at once.
“Why? What did you… expect to happen?”
“I don’t know! I didn’t know what you were going to do!”
“Anna,” he straightened up, looking her straight in the eye, “You know me. Would I ever do anything to hurt you?”
“No… I mean… no,” her gaze fell to her shoes.
“You are my best friend, in the whole world,” he said, shaking his head and looking around for the right words to say, “You are the most important person in my life.”
“I know,” she was still focused on her feet.
Neither noticed the countdown begin on the crossing sign.
“I care about you a lot.”
“And I would do… anything, for you.”
“I know. I’m sorry.”
“I love you.”
“No. I mean, I LOVE you, Annalise Hart.”
Anna finally tore her eyes from the ground and found his.
“I love you,” he replied earnestly, “And this is the first time that I have been able to say that without stepping on toes.”
“Yeah. There always seemed to be someone else. Logan, or Alex, although apparently I was a little wrong in that case…”
Anna laughed, which brought a smile to Charles face.
“Annalise Hart, may I ask you something I have wanted to ask for a long, long time?”
“May I kiss you?”
“I would think you know me better than to ask!” Anna said before reaching up and wrapping herself into his arms for a kiss. All around them cars began pulling away from the light, swerving to avoid the pedestrians and honking in annoyance. But neither one cared, or even noticed. All that seemed to exist in that moment was a young couple, standing in the road, finally realizing what the truth is.
“Can’t let the music end, before we can find a way to say the things we feel: The truth is that I love you”
pssssst, i sort of made another blog… xD i’ve role-played him before, and… i’m not bias because he’s scottish too or anything but… i adore him! so if anyone might be interested, feel free to follow? i’d love some crossovers, he’s extremely easy to fit in any verse and i have an mcu version of him too. he’s professor x’s canon son btw. :)
FIVE X-MEN MORE DESERVING OF A MOVIE THAN GAMBIT ANYWAYS
FIVE X-MEN MORE DESERVING OF A MOVIE THAN GAMBIT ANYWAYS
News broke last night that Channing Tatum dropped out of the solo Gambit movie that was in pre-production. No clear reason just yet on why Tatum dropped the superhero role but it got us thinking…we weren’t all that excited for a Gambit solo film ANYWAYS and there’s a ton of other X-Men who could use a movie instead of the card throwing, trench coat wearing mutant. Here’s five X-Men who deserve a movie when Gambit really didn’t.
This is an easy one. By far one of the coolest mutants in Professor X’s fleet, Nightcrawler would make for a great lead character in his own film.
Anna Paquin could reprise her role for all we care. She did the character justice and Rouge needed more attention in the movies as it was!
The X-Men movies kind of dropped the ball with her but here’s a shot at redemption. Again, let Famke Janssen reprise her role, and we have a hit!
Beast would easily be a movie we’d line up for at midnight to watch. It would be beyond violent, savage, and give a great character a great chance to shine.
She’s already heavily involved in the universe so why not go ahead and capitalize on the success of her (and Jennifer Lawrence for that matter!).
(A/N: I just want to let you know that I do try my best to use gender neutral terms in these. I want everyone to be able to read these, regardless of gender or sexual preference)
Logan: He would be a very jealous person to say the least. He would have a hard time controlling his claws if he saw anyone try to get with his love. Then he’d just snap. The claws would be out, and he would threaten the life of whoever tried to take you away from him.
Charles: He was far less jealous because he trusted you. But, if he saw anyone getting a but to close for his liking, that is when the mind games came out. He would make whoever was flirting with you feel like they were crazy by making them hear voices in his head and see things. It was actually very entertaining to watch.
Eric: He would also be a pretty jealous person after having almost everyone in his life taken from him. He would see someone flirting a bit too much with you, and become terrified that you’d leave him to. So without warning, he’d walk up to you, out an arm around your waist, give the person a glare, and walk you away from them.
Bobby: He’d probably be the best at hiding his jealousy. But there were times where it just became overwhelming for him. He’d keep his distance, but he’d get a little help from his ice powers. He’d freeze there person’s shoes to the ground so they couldn’t go anywhere. Then he’d come and walk you away, watching the person try to struggle and get free.
Scott: He would also hide his jealousy very well. HE e trusted you enough to know that you would be faithful. However, it was everyone else he didn’t trust with you. So whenever someone got a little to close for comfort, he’d just come up and put a hand on your waist. He’d kill the person with kindness, as it were, until they got uncomfortable and left you alone.
Pitor: He was very intimidating, despite being very kind to everyone. So whenever you got flirted with, all he had to do was come up and put an arm around your waist. He gave you a kiss on the cheek just for good measure. The person would get the hint and just walk away.
Alex: Jealousy would be rampant with him. He couldn’t use his powers, so all he had was his wit. He’d walk up to you and the person flirting with you, and introduce himself. He would make snide and snippy comments, making the person feel very out of place until they excused themselves. That is when you would smack him on the shoulder and tell him to play nice with the other children.
Hank: He would be the most awkward when it came to jealousy. However, he trusted you to know where the boundaries were. He’d just stay were he was and give you a look. When you saw the look, you would excuse yourself from whoever was talking to you and go give him some attention. He felt better when you did.
Are you still looking for college tips? Here's a few from someone who works at a university, and was a 4.0 student: stop by during the first week of office hours and introduce yourself to your professors. "Hi, I'm Emily, I'm in your (name of class). I'm really looking forward to the class, and just wanted to stop by and introduce myself." This will make you stand out. No one does this. If the professor invites you to stay for a few minutes to chat, do so. If not, politely say goodbye. (TBC...)
(Continued…) when you send emails to professors or TAs, don’t use text speak, and write a complete email. A meaningful subject (I always threw the abbreviation & number of the class in there… Eg: [BIO101] A question about this week’s quiz), full greeting (dear professor X,) and closing (sincerely/best/regards, Emily). And set timers while studying… Every 20 minutes get up and stretch. Also check out the blog (study hacks) and college book by Cal Newport. Good luck, and make it count!!!
I’m always looking for college tips and I appreciate everybody who’s been giving me advice! I was very ill prepared the first time I went to college and that was probably a good chunk of the reason why I ultimately withdrew a month after it started.
These are super helpful tips! I do have a bit of a fear with talking to people on a willful basis, but I think getting acquainted with my instructors is a great way to go about conquering it. The good thing is I know someone who has had a few of the professors I’ll be having this year and they might go with me so I’m not too squirmy haha.
As for the emails, I think I’m good on that aspect! I barely use chat speak even when I’m talking to friends haha. So that’s covered. :)
And thank you for those sources! I’ll be sure to check them out.
How is she more powerful than Professor X and why does he keep her powers under his control? What would happen if she were to have full control of her own powers? What was it like when Prof. X found her? What about her parents? How did she discover her powers?
Hm… Erik is an ass. Charles is sad. Reader is trying to help
“Charles!” I had reacted too late, expecting Erik to block the bullets.
I shouldn’t have expected him to protect Charles. No, I shouldn’t have expected him to do anything at all.
We ended one mess to find out he was trying to make another mess.
I threw myself forward, falling on my knees, using my powers to make Charles’ fall much softer and slower. “Charles- Please, stay awake-!” My movements were erratic, my head was a mess.
“(Y/N).” He was attempting to hide the pain he was feeling. I understood. I had to stay calm, for him, for both of us.
“Charles-” Erik tried to walk towards us, towards Charles.
But he had already done too much. I pushed him back with my powers, maintaining my hand raised so if he even tried to move his hand towards us I would push him to the ocean.
“Don’t you even try!” I threatened, glaring at him.
“(Y/N), don’t do this.” He sounded hurt, but angry.
“Me?! It’s you! Can’t you see it?! Can’t you accept it?!” I yelled, making sure my movements didn’t make Charles’ wound hurt.
“We are supposed to be together as brothers and sisters.” He looked at everyone around us, trying to win their approval.
“Then why are you trying to separate us?! We don’t have fight against humans!”
“(Y/N)-” Erik walked closer, and as fast as he had given a step forward, I lifted him up a few meters from the ground, chocking him.
“(Y/N).” I wasn’t sure I heard somebody call my name, too distracted with my anger towards Erik, but Charles’ hand reached my wrist, holding it tightly. “(Y/N), that’s enough!” I snapped out of my anger-fueled daze and looked at him, at his intense blue eyes.
“I’m-“ I slowly set Erik on the ground, where he took a deep breath. “I’m so sorry Charles.” He let go of my wrist and I intertwined our fingers, squeezing his hand.
“It’s not your fault.” He gave me a reassuring smile, but made a pained sound just a second afterwards.
Erik gave a speech to the mutants, earning the approval from a few of them. Including, surprisingly and not so much at the same time, Raven’s approval.
“Mutant and proud.” She said, smiling like when we were back at their house. Like nothing had happened.
I couldn’t help but look at Charles’, who now had a pained expression but for a hole other reason. His sister, his only family, was leaving him. She was leaving him when he needed her.
And they disappeared, like smoke dissipating.
“Are you all right?” I asked. The remaining mutants got closer to make sure Charles was fine.
“I…” He took a second to breath. “I can’t feel my legs."
I closed my eyes. It’s a lie, he’ll be all right.
"I can’t feel my legs.” He repeated, squeezing my hand with a strength I had never felt.
“Come on.” I helped Charles move from his wheelchair to the edge of the bed as he sighed. I knelt in front of him, looking up at those deep blue eyes I had the pleasure to see every day.
The silence between us didn’t last long. “Why are you still with me?”
I laughed softly, “Because I love you.” I rubbed his legs, feeling the fabric of his black pajama pants.
“What do I have- Why do you want to be with me?”
“You are a telepath, Charles. Just read my thoughts.” I smiled.
“I don’t like to do that unless you give me permission. And the voices… There are so many of them and they are all full of pain.”
I sighed. “Charles I’m not leaving you. Ever. Just hold tight, we’ll be fine.”
“Promise?” He asked, taking my hands in his and caressing them.
We once again remained silent as I got ready for bed. “Hank has been working on this serum.” Charles said out of the blue.
“Really? A serum for what?”
“To let me walk.”
“That’s fantastic. Hank is amazing when it comes those things."
"I… I wanted to ask you to dance with me once I can use my legs again."
My smile was sincere, as usual, I just wanted Charles to be happy. Be himself. "Hm, I would love to.” I laid next to him.
“I love you so much, (Y/N).”
“I love you too. And you better get ready to dance with me all day, every day.”
He chuckled, kissing me softly before we both lay down, wrapped in each other’s arms as we fell asleep.