hi emilia! i just went through everything you have about autistic alec and bpd magnus lol. do you have any, like, slice-of-life headcanons for the two of them? thanks! <3
yes!!!!! and sfdghg i’m so glad to hear you enjoyed them, they’re like. my only reason for living rn
alec knows magnus has no emotional permanence so!! he sends him random ‘i love you’ texts or like,, pictures of animals whenever he has the time
and he just goes out of his way to let magnus know how wonderful n loved he is!!! he’ll happily validate him all day long and he means every single thing he says. ’you look amazing’, ‘you’re so kind’, etc
alec learns how to sense when magnus is spiralling or in need of extra affection and when that happens he’ll go to him & hug him cause he knows that makes him feel better
magnus is a known impulse shopper™ and sometimes alec will catch him in the act and be like. magnus do you really need that maybe you shouldn’t get that. and every now and then he manages to convince him but not always
sometimes when he’s tired and messes up a potion magnus has to stop himself from crying cause the mood drop is just that bad
alec gently plays with magnus’ hands and jewelry when magnus is dissociating cause it helps ground him and alec loves stimming that way
alec is mostly nonverbal first thing in the morning so magnus will talk quietly and not expect anything more than a smile in return until he can speak again
magnus has figured out what kind of touch is welcome and reassuring for alec when he’s having a meltdown; 1) like i mentioned in an earlier post, the gentle pressure of his hand over alec’s + 2) his hands in alec’s hair
and magnus loves stroking alec’s hair too cause he’s constantly craving physical intimacy from him and it’s reassuring for him to know alec needs it too, that he’s not being clingy
alec tells magnus he loves it when he’s clingy
sometimes magnus will ask alec about archery and listen to him talk about it for ages. and he genuinely enjoys listening to it
magnus takes note of all the different ways alec stims and sometimes he will do it with him, eg by rubbing their hands together, to let him know there’s nothing wrong with it and just cause he wants to, and when he sees alec likes it he makes a habit out of it
ARIES, you are orange and gold encased in maroon skin, sweet as honey. hang loose and know that your best is it’s own reward.
TAURUS, you still make me lose my breath with the curve of your neck, and i’m counting vertebrae to fall asleep, your laugh an indulgence I control my intake of. you are the best screenplay i could never write.
GEMINI, the skyline is trying to kiss the moon, but you’re lucky that you bring her home. be gentle with the kind of starlight you find.
CANCER, you were the first chord of a piano I learned to understand and my favorite poem, my most repeated prayer. we’ve made it this far. tell me that means something, and i’ll believe you.
LEO, to know you is to breathe in the first feeling of tomorrow. you are ceaseless and a shooting star - my night time dream wish. i miss you written a hundred times in blue.
VIRGO, i’m often left asking if this is even worth it, and i think you’re the same. i want to be there for you. it used to be easier, you used to be a reminder of love and now i swallow your silence like a prison sentence. please don’t forget who you are.
LIBRA, we are interlocked hands and ankles swinging in sync; knowing you is a second chance, and i’ll learn for you.
SCORPIO, it’s natural to be terrified of what comes next. call me a lover but i don’t think anything is quite as important as the diamonds in your teeth when you smile. you are my undercurrent of inspiration.
SAGITTARIUS, you are in your moment of nebulae, make it spectacular. rebirth tastes like last year’s champagne and snow.
CAPRICORN, the smooth engine of a car, and a highway of mistakes and constellations. the chase is yours if you want it.
AQUARIUS, your palms say that it’s too late for you but when I close my eyes and swallow the middle name of the girl you once were it’s not sacrifice, but a promise. i will never forgive you if you press pause. an artist is a guttural cry, and you can’t stop.
PISCES, i carry your happiness in a pendant, knowing that some times things do work out, and it can be good. you are the best friend i didn’t know i could have.
This is for the mentally ill people who stay mentally ill. The ones that medication doesn’t work for, or who medication only alleviates some of their symptoms, or medication makes your symptoms more managable but only just so, just enough that everything is still hard, that you can see the difference between what you can do and what other people can
this is for the people whose doctor said “this is as good as it’s going to get”
who diligently take their meds every day knowing that this is as healthy as they will ever be and get up and face the world anyway
i just pledged 10 bucks (which means 34 of my currency) to The Arcana kickstarter. please please please pledge to those guys because idk man i have the feeling this could be really awesome. there’s only little more than 5 days to go and they’re only 55% backed. please. for 10 dollars you get the entire pdf of the artbook, and if like only half my followers pledged we’d have nearly 4k donated
perks of backing The Arcana
you get to choose your (the main character’s) pronouns
the creators say you can have all flavors of romance gender-wise
you’ll be supporting lgbt adults to make an inclusive game
as in: lgbt people doing lgbt material
it’s got choices
it’s got beautiful artwork with beautiful colors and beautiful lines
you’ll only get charged if they reach their goal, as is kickstater’s regular thing
it’ll be in your phone so whenever the artwork is too beautiful you can just screenshot it to gawk at it later (no shame. i do it way too often)
downsides of backing The Arcana
literally i don’t know
here’s some official artwork and screencaps of the game to prove my point about the gorgeousness