ready to lead~

the pool scene was literally so unnecessary like there was no real plot to it and in the end they didn’t even get to swim 

the pOOL SCENE DID N OTHING IT COULD HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT BUT SOMEONE ON THE VOLTRON CREW WAS LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT THIS SEASON NEEDS, YOU KNOW WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO SHOW THE VIEWERS?

LANCE AND KEITH… SHIRTLESS TOGETHER IN AN ELEVATOR THAT BREAKS DOWN… SO THEY NEED PRESS THEIR BARE BACKS TOGETHER TO CLUMB OUT… 

My question is why my otp’s almost always consist of a cinnamon roll and a sinnamon roll

like one is a badass ready to fight 100% of the time who’s really a puppy and the other is sunshine. 

Last year, the city of Flint, Michigan, burst into the world spotlight after its children were exposed to lead in drinking water and some were poisoned. In the year after Flint switched to corrosive river water that leached lead from old pipes, 5 percent of the children screened there had high blood lead levels.

Flint is no aberration. In fact, it doesn’t even rank among the most dangerous lead hotspots in America.

In all, Reuters found nearly 3,000 areas with recently recorded lead poisoning rates at least double those in Flint during the peak of that city’s contamination crisis. And more than 1,100 of these communities had a rate of elevated blood tests at least four times higher.

The poisoned places on this map stretch from Warren, Pennsylvania, a town on the Allegheny River where 36 percent of children tested had high lead levels, to a zip code on Goat Island, Texas, where a quarter of tests showed poisoning. In some pockets of Baltimore, Cleveland and Philadelphia, where lead poisoning has spanned generations, the rate of elevated tests over the last decade was 40 to 50 percent.

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I feel like I’ve really earnt my stripes – I feel ready to play a lead. I would just love to prove I’m good enough to carry a project. But like any actor I berate myself on a day-to-day basis – I’m not doing well enough, or I didn’t get that role, or I haven’t done enough theatre… I’m shit, I’m shit, I’m crap, I’m crap… Oh, God… you know. It is important to stop and look and think how far I have come. We all need some TLC and to pat ourselves on the back from time to time. — Natalie Dormer for Amica (2012)

so you know how in s2 lance feels like he has nothing special about him and basically feels like the 5th wheel? and how jeremy mentioned lance’s leadership skills and him learning more about what he’s capable of? and also how keith is pretty scared of just the thought of him replacing shiro as the leader ([defensive voice] “why are we even talking about this?”) or more like scared of something happening to shiro, which, well, happened?

so what if in s3 keith kinda loses his shit over shiro’s disappearance, both because of how much they bonded in s2 and how he’s not actually ready to lead the other paladins (because lets be real he knows lance is right about him being a hothead) and he just…. panics and shuts down?

SO this is where lance has a chance to show his leadership skills AND bond with keith! think about it, keith having minor (or major?) panic attacks and lance keeps trying to calm him down and support him, but since keith is kinda out of it, lance just takes things into his own hands and starts shouting commands during a fight, because he knows keith would have it easier focusing on just doing instead of trying to get a grip on the situation and everyone else (”he’s probably gonna shoot first and ask questions later”, remember?)

ya feel????

You walk into the room
I tell you to lock the door
Get on your knees
I ask,
who owns you?
Who is your master?
You answer me looking into my eyes.

I help you up
turn you around
your back against my chest
I brush you hair to the side

I whisper ….
Are you ready?
I lead you to the bed
stop you at the foot of it

There are restraints already out
Different toys
Lit candles
A blind fold

I look into your eyes as I passionately kiss you.
As we separate our lips,
I lay on the bed
spread my arms and legs towards the restraints

I whisper……

I’m all yours my Dark Angel


🖤

Aries’s Master


Graciously submitted by @combatvet1358

i think one of my favourite parts of the season was Shiro’s complete lack of chill

Shiro: I cut my finger, Keith you better get ready to lead Voltron in case i don’t make it. *cough cough* Tell Auntie Em to let Old Yeller out. Tell Tiny Tim I won’t be coming home this Christmas. Tell Scarlett I do give a damn.

Shiro: I’m gonna murder the tech support if he doesn’t stfu

Shiro: Fuck you, Zarkon, you don’t get my lion in the divorce

Aries

Sitting in the first house
Ready to lead
Head first in to battle
Ready to love
Unafraid


Cross the line
And you shall see
My impulses taking over
The blood curdling
Under my flesh


Taurus


Push me. Try harder
I shall resist
And love without a want
Give up
I shall not


Holding on as if you’re mine
Created to be loved by me alone
I chase possessions
To shower you with all I have
This is the way it must be


Gemini


The mind shall remain open
The driving force
Behind all that I am
Stealing hearts
Through ever-present wit


The confidence is a façade
Nervousness embedded deep within
Superficial beyond compare
Where the mind rules
And the heart has no place


Cancer


Despite the cautious approach
You stood all over me
Tearing me apart
My mind wanders as it always does
To a time when there was love


Up and down like waves
A desire to be wanted
Holding on when I shouldn’t
Retreating in to my shell
Until I want you again


Leo


Here, there and everywhere
The social butterfly, I am
Yet alone in a crowded room
The fire burns within
It keeps the heart warm


Ruler of the jungle
Pride is not a weakness
But, a necessity
Failures, unacceptable
Tolerance is for the frail


Virgo


I hide in plain sight
Away from the bright lights
Lean on me
I will carry you
When your legs give way


But, you must satisfy me
Meeting the standards
I have set for myself
Dance with me, you cannot
If it is not to my tune


Libra


Bring forth your troubles
I remain unbiased
The beliefs that define me
Are dipped in diplomacy
Favouring only balance


A weak mind
One can influence
Feed my ego
To have your wish
Come true


Scorpio


I shall travel
Unaffected
Unwavering in my quest
For success. Determined
To find what remains hidden


Step not on my toes
For, I shall remember
Etch the moment in my mind
Resolute in my pursuit
To let you falter


Sagittarius


Hope and freedom
Are the legs upon which I stand
The truth
My armour
Protecting my thoughts


Blinded by optimism
Carelessness all around
Avoiding ownership
And responsibility
Living off nothing but hope


Capricorn


I shall see the smile on your face
As mine remains hidden
Clarity of thought
Seeks perfection
Therein lies the love


My card reads
The Devil
The hatred
Hidden like the smile
Grudging to the core


Aquarius


You and I are no different
I shall greet you with open arms
As my equal
You shall not find
Another like me


I stand afar
It is the way I know
Perversion, a compulsion
Pleasing my mind and body
In a way no other can


Pisces


Fear not
I shall be there
To break your fall
Heal your pain
And make it my own


The burden
Can become overbearing
I cannot lead the way, but I shall follow
You must recognise
The sacrifices I have made

—  Navin E. (under the star signs - we are two sides to a coin)

A seemingly random scene that, with all the speculation surrounding season 3, could be potentially less random than we first assumed. ‘cause, I mean, they didn’t have to put Lance in the middle, Shiro would have been the more obvious choice at the time, and putting Keith there would have been some grade A foreshadowing… if that is, in fact, the direction they’re going in!!!

Being a soldier’s the only thing I’ve ever been really good at. And not ‘cause I try. Hell, I’d’ve kicked my ass out years ago.Last time I had a command, I lost almost everyone. And they promoted me for it. I guess I’m just not sure if I’m ready to lead again. I don’t know if I want that responsibility.
—  James Vega . Mass Effect 3

Also like, Elena was ready to go into that desert to save Sully (and the world) too, she’s not as experienced as Nate at this stuff AND SHE THOUGHT NATE WAS DEAD ELENA GOD DAMN FISHER ACTUAL CINNAMON ROLL AND LIGHT OF MY LIFE THOUGHT THE LOVE OF HER LIFE WAS DEAD AND WAS READY TO LEAD A ONE WOMAN ARMY INTO THE DESERT TO STOP THE BAD GUYS HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HER

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Wilhelm the Bard is now ready to lead his men. Speaking of whom… here is the heavy gunner of the squad. I’ve not decided how I’m doing shoulder pads and squad markings so I’ll probably need to return to them once I have decided.

Bloodlines - 3 (Callum ‘Cal’ Lynch/Reader)

Part One  Part Two

Originally posted by andsowewalkalone

You looked over at Cal as you set up the table for dinner. He was rubbing his neck like something was bothering him. You knew they’d been working him extra hard because they wanted him to be ready to lead. What would normally take three months for most they shoving at him in a month.

Another month… You stood there thinking how fast the time seemed to pass since coming home from Abstergo. Three months living with a man you barely knew. Three months with a man who treated you more than just a vessel for children.

You’d spoken to your friend Ann about him. All the mothers noticed how different he was compared to the rest of the men there. Cal actually assisted them with tasks instead of scoffing at the idea.

You had told her that you wanted to do more for him, but he was different. He seemed like the teaching arrangement was enough for him.

“Do you like him?” Ann asked you as put laundry on the line to dry.

“I barely know him.” You looked to her, “I mean I know enough I suppose. His mother was Mary Lynch…”

“Of course we all know her, but she is not him.” Ann tossed another shirt at you, “But what is he actually like? What type of man is he? You both were caged at that retched place it, did you see anything there?”

You turned pinning the shirt on the line, “He was…angry…and aggressive…He only arrived there because he was on death row… God I was so stupid…I’m letting him around my children…and all I know is he is the descendant of one of our founders…”

“Your children seemed quite taken with him.” Ann smiled.

“I know…” You smiled a little looking at her, “Ann, what do I do?”

“We are a people who kill for a living…and yet we trust one another out of instinct. Use yours.” Ann handed you another piece of clothing, “But tell me honestly that when that man plays with your son, encourages him to read it doesn’t make you want more of it. He has a past and so do you…get to know him. Then decide.”

“This isn’t how this was supposed to be…I wasn’t supposed to like him…” You whispered shaking your head.

“Fine…when he does something stupid call me and I’ll kill him the night.” Ann smirked a little making you laugh.

You swallowed down the apprehension that had risen in your chest and walked over to him, “Are you alright?”

Cal looked up from the book he had in his lap, “Oh yes, I think I just strained something.”

His small smile made your heart flutter, “I could probably fix it for you, if you like?”

He shut the book, “How? Are you a doctor?”

“Well… we don’t really have an actual doctor so we teach ourselves…” You told him seeing the small smirk grow on his face, “But you know that…you’re teasing me.”

“I’m sorry, it’s been a long day with Anders and…your good friend Sam…” He sighed a little setting the book down on the ground, “I’m a little out of sorts.”

“Then let me help you…it’s what I’m here for.” You moved behind the chair, “Just take a deep breath.

“Wha…oh…oooh…” His eyes shut as your hands began working his tense shoulders. You smiled a little at some of the noises he was making as your fingers danced toward the base of his neck.

The Creed had many forms of healing, massages and acupuncture were your favorites. You felt the connected you closer to the world and those around you. Not only centering your physical self again, but your spiritual self as well.

You fingers moved up his neck further to were you figured the problem lied. You felt around his warm skin until you found the source. He let out a low moan as you corrected the issue.

“Better?” You asked letting your hands rest on his shoulders.

He looked up at you with glazed over eyes, “I have never felt…anything…”

“It’s a special technique.” You winked at him as you turned to walk away, “Dinner will be ready in a moment, can you get Eli and Ren for me?”

“Yes…” He sat there feeling his heart thump against his chest as he watched you walk away. Truly you were a rare species of some kind to make a man melt without being sexual in anyway.

He wouldn’t lie to himself that he wanted more of that feeling.

Clearing his throat, he did as asked gathering the children for dinner. As everyone sat around the small table eating he couldn’t help but steal glances at you across the table from him. Three months and all that he knew about you was you were a great mother, related to some old dude, and now that you had fantastic hands…

He was caught off guard when you made eye contact with him, “Something wrong?”

“No, you’re wonderful…it’s…I mean the food.” He corrected quickly as his ears got hot, “You’re a very good cook.”

You felt your cheeks tint a little, “You know if there’s something you’d like me to make…you only have to ask.”

“I will, thank you.” He licked his lips before looking back down to his plate. Why did he have to Freudian slip at that moment?

“I like cake.” Eli slipped in quickly making the strange awkwardness vanish instantly.

Thank god for this child, Cal thought to himself, “I like cake too, I think cake is a great dish with ice cream.”

Eli’s eyes got big, “Strawberry ice cream…”

“With fudge…” Cal nodded looking over to you as Ren started clapping repeating ‘cake’ over and over, “I think we should go on a field trip for cake and ice cream.”

You could only feel yourself smiling as you rolled your eyes, “Oh really?”

“Yes, and I have an off day tomorrow, what do you say?” Cal smiled at you, “Coast is only an hour away, field trip?”

“How can argue with such logic?” You stood up smirking as you started to clear plates, “It is in irrefutable fact that cake is indeed good with ice cream.”

Cal smiled, “It’s settled then, family outing tomorrow.”

“I suppose it is.” You smiled at him, “Eat your broccoli Eli, and don’t give to Cal again.”

Cal made an ‘uh oh’ face to Eli, “Sorry buddy…”