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Art and the Zenn (and related material) copyright Sarspax

Cyros copyright @aftertouchs   

Some weapon design sketches as part of my Throw Me A Weapon! commission series. The first one is just a zenn weapon from a doodle dump I cleaned up. I have dozens of zenn weapons sketched out so far. Pretty excited to try and get up to date official references for things out soonish.

The second image is a weapon for a good buddy of mine whose character Cyros can use. Cyros is a nature deity who can summon a suit of burning bark-like armor grown outward from his own body. The canon is a potential extension of the suit. (I might revise it slightly to actually flesh out the hollowed end better. I had ideas for that and forced myself to stop because I’d gotten too lost in the wonderful details and kinda had a meditative tree drawing session before remembering I was going to burn and crack it afterwards. Good stuff. Had a lot of fun. I’m sure Aftertouch is going to mess around and elaborate or create some sort of derivatives. 

Go check out Aftertouch’s stuff, for real it’s really lovely. Very painty and heavily textured in a fine art sort of way. Very fun to look at. Really nice inky sketches and almost abstract way of painting environments. Lot of cool headworld material related to Cyros and other characters in that world. I really don’t have enough praise for this guy. He cool. Be nice to him. :)

That’s something fully intended for the Throw Me A Weapon commission series anyway. Its more or less a flat rate ‘allow me to pull something out of my magic design hat’. There’s no prompting involved, no suggestions, no input. You just give me a character and link me any information you want to offer me. There’s no guarantee that I’ll look at all of it. But I’ll take whatever strikes me as interesting and build something cool off of that.

You’re free to alter the design however you want afterwards or transplant it to a different character. My aim is to make sure the weapon (or tool) is as tied into and a reflection of (my gut interpretation) of that character. I’ll make a journal with official pricing and stuff tomorrow but the quality bar is going to be more or less like the first image with a flat rate somewhere between $15-$35 usd. 

As the next week or so go by I’ll feel it out and consider doing complexity tiers. I don’t want to make this complicated on myself but I also want to be available for people who feel like spending more for a more complex design like the second image which was kinda overkill. I don’t have any intention of making any designs hit that level of detail, I really wanted to do friend art and it ended up working out as a cool example for this series as far as my ability to work with other people’s source material.

Again, I’ll post more info in a later more official journal. This is just a teaser and because the images were so damn popular on DA. Forgot that I’ve basically just returned from a massive one year hiatus because of college. IM BACK MOFOKOS

Marvel Masterlist

I’m thinking about setting up a masterlist for Marvel muses, since I sort of feel like this fandom is a lot less active than I remember it being and I really would love to meet some new people (and through a masterlist, y’all can meet some new friends as well!)

Feel free to like or reblog this post if your blog is a canon Marvel muse, a Marvel OC, or has a verse set in any Marvel universe! (muses from MCU, comics, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, literally anything Marvel is welcome)

The list of blogs will be made sometime soon and updated regularly to filter out blogs that have become inactive. 

Any questions can be sent via IM or through inbox!

anonymous asked:

If you were asked to write for the MCU and could do whatever you wanted going forward, how would you handle Bucky waking up from cryo again post CW and his and Steve's subsequent interactions going forward?

I love when y’all step into my inbox and give me free reign to just go the fuck off about my son Bucky Barnes, strap in lads, i got a ride to take u on. 

So first of all, he wouldn’t be woken up in Black Panther or in Infinity War. He would be woken up in an end credit scene. Maybe one of the end credits of GOTG, so it would be a year on from where we left him, or one of the Thor end credits. Steve would be kicking it in Wakanda, and he’d get a knock on the door of where he’s staying, and it would be T’Challa accompanied by a Wakandan scientist. T’Challa simply says “Captain. We believe it is time.” 

(Hi, I’m realising now this is going to be long, so the rest is going under a read more. If you’re on mobile, I can only apologise, take the beef up with the app designers. It’s long but worth it, so please enjoy.) 

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RFA+V and Unknown who are and aren’t virgins and why? love your blog!
-anon

Yoosung:

  • Precious bean baby is definitely a virgin
  • He’s probably has had a past girlfriend or two (they weren’t really serious relationships either), but he’s never given himself to any of them
  • He’s such a nervous guy and he’d really want to make sure he truly was ready and was in love with the person for his first time

Jaehee:

  • She isn’t a virgin
  • She’s regrettably mentioned before that she is not innocent
  • I can see Jaehee having a past, serious partner who she gave her first to
  • Plus she’s probably had more than one serious partner too

Zen:

  • He used to be a bad boy, remember?
  • Though he stated that he never fooled around with girls willy-nilly, he did do the frick frack quite a few times (but only with his girlfriends, not one night stands)
  • Zen does somewhat regret giving himself up so easily though

Jumin:

  • Virgin
  • Despite with the whole 50 Shades of Jumin Han thing, before his route in the game he really disliked women
  • Jumin tends to be really uptight with these sort of things (canonically not believing in moving in before marriage, for example)

707:

  • He’s had to seduce women for his agency work handfuls of times, so he’s not a virgin
  • It always made him feel dirty and guilty, but he never thought he’d actually fall in love so what did it matter
  • It wasn’t until MC that he changed his perspective

V:

  • Maybe a virgin, maybe not
  • Rika probably never got that intimate with V, and he respected her wishes 
  • But V most likely has had past girlfriends, and he is a very trusting person
  • So who knows? He is the ultimate enigma of the RFA after all

Unknown:

  • With being trapped in Mint Eye almost all his life following some cult, I think it’s safe to say that he’s a virgin
  • And if anybody in the cult tried to come onto him I don’t think he’d care about them either way
Instead of gross asylum AUs, have you considered disabled!AUs like

A special ed program AU?  If it’s set in a high school, you get to also work with school AUs and not to mention, not all disabled students are in programs that baby them.  There’s even some school districts with programs explicitly for students with a wide variety of disabilities!  (I should know, I attended one from age 11 to age 17.)   Adaptive technology is awesome and really fun to geek out on.

Support group AU?  Addiction is a disability as well, and having support networks allows both for how you can introduce characters to each other and for how to help people communicate.  Or cause drama.  You’ve seen groups act.

A veterans AU?  People discharged from service, allowing for well, angst and comfort fic as they deal with PTSD and readapting to a world that is far different than what they were used to.  THIS IS CANON FOR MARVEL AND ANY SUPERHERO UNIVERSE.

Special Olympics/Paralympics AU?  Or wheelchair sports.  (They are really neat!)  Come on, sports.  Showers.  Getting to bitch about equipment.  Travel to the events.  And know that with athletes in Special Olympics, ADHD and being autistic do count.  (They are developmental disabilities!) For the love of everything bright and shining, do not go for inspiration porn, it’s disgusting and creepy too. 

Activist AU?  Politics and rallies and standing up for yourself and others, and who knows?  Maybe you’ll get to learn what you can do to help!  Why let the Les Mis fandom have all of the fun?

ALL OF THEM?  Any AU can easily slide disability into the mix, by a simple acknowledgement of a character having anxiety or PTSD or being autistic or deaf or needing a brace or a cane.  If you really can’t decide on a disability, you can provide more than one.  Most of them aren’t mutually exclusive.  Comorbidities are a thing and research is your friiiiiend.

Canon? Disability exists in reality and we’re not all locked up in some institution.  And we’d appreciate it if you remembered that and didn’t try to use us as a vehicle for that sort of creepy thing.  And that goes for the ‘it’s all in their head’ AU too!  YOU HAVE THESE BIG SHINY UNIVERSES, WHY WOULD YOU TRY TO USE MENTAL ILLNESS TO ERASE THEM?!

AND YOU’RE NOT EVEN USING THE DAMN ILLNESSES RIGHT.

miscellaneous umfb&mha meta

so in the run-up to ch14 i ended up sending even more textwalls to @aceinplainsight about virtually every thought that popped into my head about @kazliin‘s fic. i thought i could post some more observations of stuff i came up with when i reread the entire thing in anticipation of ch14, since my last post seemed to go over well. not sure there’s anything super insightful in here, but here it is. beneath a cut because of length:

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anonymous asked:

Was it ever explicitly stated that lucas was Riley's first kiss? Vause i dont think they have and if not i say the girls had their first kisses during a sleepover.

i don’t remember them ever saying that, but then again i sort of blacklist lucas from my thoughts like i do on my dashboard so i mean i’m pretty sure they’ve never said so, in any case, this is definitely how it happened in canon i don’t make the rules:

Maya’s not asleep, and neither is Riley, she can tell because her best friend is lying perfectly still under the covers. Riley tends to roll around a lot when she’s asleep, getting a leg underneath Maya’s knees and a hand slung across her waist sometime during the night. They always wake up tangled in each other, the sheets kicked to the bottom of the bed and squinting at the sunlight that’s creeping past the curtains they forgot to close.

“Peaches?”

Maya grins, she knew it, “Yeah?”

Quiet shuffling, and then a soft exhale, “Do you ever … think about kissing?”

“Like, someone in particular?”

Riley turns, and in the moonlight her eyes are luminous, “Not really, just, what it’ll feel like to kiss someone you love.”

Maya frowns, because her thoughts are mostly filled with what she’s going to eat next, painting, and Riley, nothing about kissing. She wrinkles her nose. “Not really,” she says, “I suppose you do?”

“Well, first kisses are important, they have to be with someone you care about, someone you trust.”

“Do you have anyone in mind?”

More quiet shuffling, and then, gently, like she’s afraid of scaring Maya off. “The only person I can think of is you.”

Maya inhales sharply, and she’s not quite sure how to respond, because she is not yet fourteen and the world is a confusing place to be for someone who might be in love with their best friend, “If you want-”

Riley darts forward before she can finish her sentence, and the kiss is quick, but it’s also soft and pleasant and so warm.

Maya blinks when her best friend pulls away, eyes owlishly big in the moonlight.

“Thank you,” she says, and all Maya can do is nod.

They don’t talk about it, not right then, not in the morning, not until three and a half years later, when someone asks them about their first kisses during a game of truth or dare played on the rooftop of Maya’s apartment, and they both smile at the memory.

Eren/Levi fic rec list part one

(I don’t know everyone’s name on tumblr; if you see one that needs correcting, please let me know so I can link them in properly.)

zhedang

The Rest of Their Lives

In one life, Eren Yaeger died at twenty-two years, three months, and twelve days of age. In another life, Özgür Gözübüyük, twenty-two years, three months, and twelve days old, started crying in the middle of his molecular biology class.

A different sort of reincarnation fic. If one day you suddenly remember an entirely different life, what happens to the identity you held up until that day? Teen.

Christmas at the Ackermans’

An incredibly self-indulgent fic in which Mikasa asks Eren to do her a favor and go pick up her “sort of” cousin Levi from the airport and oh no, he’s hot. Teen.

Words Cannot Describe

People had always said that Eren wasn’t right in the head. As a kid, it didn’t bother him. But hearing those words now stung in a way he could never have imagined.

A canon-verse, sort of slice-of-life future fic in which Levi gets a well-deserved break, Eren deals with some haters, and they both prove that while communication is sometimes difficult, understanding can occur with just a little patience, effort, and care. Teen.

Giving Up the Ghost

Levi’s apartment is haunted, but he can’t bring himself to care. A story about depression, ghosts, and letting go. Teen.

twisting_vine_x

Always Taking Care of Me

Levi should have never taught Eren how to fuck. Explicit.

Let Me Help

The one in which Levi and Eren are forced to share a bed, and Levi has nightmares. Levi, vulnerable. It’s like watching the rain fall up instead of down. Explicit.

Fireside 

Essentially, the one in which Levi ditches his car and ends up half-frozen on Eren’s doorstep, and then falls harder for Eren in four days than he’s ever fallen for anyone in his life. Explicit.

mongoose_bite

These Weren’t Memories

Eren Jaeger had spent the last two weeks tending and nursing a huge fucking crush, and Levi had been the one stupid enough to plant the seed in whatever hormonal abscess passed for a teenaged heart. Explicit.

A Sound Like Breaking Glass

Eren lives by the ocean in a peaceful, untroubled world with his classmates. He studies, dreams of going out to sea on the boats to see what lies beyond the horizon, spends his afternoons by the water’s edge with his friends, and sneaks out at night more often than he should.

His greatest ambition is to join the crew of the Wings of Freedom, but after making a disastrous first impression on Captain Levi, joining his company will be easier said than done. Despite the insults and the bruising, Eren is determined and he vows to do whatever it takes to impress the captain before the ship is out of drydock. Explicit.

My Old Friend

When Levi was a teenager, the unrequited love of his life was Eren, his best friend’s father. Fifteen years later, Levi finds himself back in Whitecrest Cove to sell his late uncle’s house. Explicit.

foreverautumn

the mess we’re in

Levi is a man of action, a man who takes decisive strides to get the things he wants.

A man who leads this sort of life has little time for regret, and yet Levi has never felt more certain that he’s definitely made a wrong move somewhere.

That somewhere being his ass, which is currently occupied by Eren’s dick. Explicit.

strike me out looking

Levi is hunched over the steering wheel, knuckles white and palms sweaty. He’s been trying to recite aloud what he wants to say, but his voice keeps cracking and he’s just emitted a strange wheeze, so he’s decided to give up on that for now.

Concentrate on driving, just concentrate on driving.

…Driving to see Eren Jaeger.

lend me your ear

Eren’s not a vindictive person. Really, he’s not. In fact, he considers himself a big supporter of doing the right thing, fighting the good fight (literally, if need be); basically, he’s a big proponent of justice.

Sitting here with Jean’s credit card clutched in his hand, Eren’s sure this is just the beginning of a long and prosperous road full of justice. Explicit.

shulkie

The Red Long Johns, or “Be Sure to Dress in Layers”

It’s the week of the yearly Trust Initiative Teen Action Network (T.I.T.A.N.) retreat but this year Levi is left out in the cold when Hanji breaks her leg. To make things worse, Principal Smith gets a replacement chaperone—the new, very green English teacher Eren Jaeger. Levi and Eren butt heads over every little thing from professional to personal. Despite all of this, Levi finds himself distracted by the red long johns the fashion-challenged Eren wears under all of his winter gear and just how to get into them… Mature.

Welcome to the Jungle

Eren and his crew run heists on magical dispensaries, stealing goods to perform illegal spells until one day things don’t go as planned… Teen.

The Long and Short, Short of It

Eren tries to bake cookies for his Valentine. It’s a disaster. Gen.

The Stag in the Dark

After a high school hazing prank goes awry, Eren is forced to work at local “witch” Levi’s knitting shop. Teen.

BadAtPennames

Entrenched

Eren meets Levi for morning coffee in a trench during WWI. Explicit.

Special Interns Squad

Levi was content to go to work, do his job well, and maintain a fairly steady routine. Naturally, being placed in charge of a team of interns was not included in this list. It didn’t help that Erwin kept giving them ludicrous assignments that no intern should be doing. Or that Hanji uses the interns to torment him. Or that one of his new subordinates seemed to be getting more and more attractive by the day. Not Rated.

murakamism (VinatgeHandle)

The Art of Wooing

So now maybe Levi’s got a rock collection, but it’s perfectly reasonable, you know.

For one, they’re all from Eren. Eren in his titan form, because for some reason the boy has yet to give him one in his human form. Still, Levi doesn’t mind. Maybe there’s something instinctual in titans—giving away pretty rocks as a form of affection. Whatever. Hanji would go wild over that theory. Teen.

FoxofNineTails (TotooftheSouth)

Interruptions

It takes quite a bit for Levi to lose his cool, but when he does, it’s spectacular. Alternatively, the one in which Eren and Levi can’t seem to catch a break. Explicit.

cinnamonskull

Through the Bedroom Door

Taking place in the popular DILF! Eren and PINING! Levi universe on Tumblr, Levi and Izzy stumble home a little intoxicated from a night of partying. After Izzy falls asleep, Levi walks to the bathroom and overhears laughter coming from Eren’s room. Curiosity gets the better of him and through the bedroom door, he watches Eren and Jean engage in sexual activity. Explicit.

Kissing Booth

Eren’s soccer team hosts a kissing booth at the Spring Carnival to raise money for charity. What will he do when he’s unexpectedly forced to work a shift with Levi, team captain and his secret crush?

Steamy kisses up ahead. Teen.

shotgunsinlace

Night Drive

Working as a desk clerk for Sina Enterprises isn’t the most grandiose job out there, but it sure beats every other option Eren had jotted down since graduation. Troubled past behind him, Eren strives to make a name for himself by not fucking up the only good thing he has going for him. But when a certain foul-mouthed and dapper executive waltzes through the lobby doors, Eren is more than willing to set aside his “no fraternizing with the higher-ups” rule. However, the engagement ring on Levi’s finger proves to be a deal breaker. It was supposed to be a one night stand, one night to get each other out of their systems, but the two of them bit off more than they could chew. Explicit.

FarmlandTensions

Tell No Body

Famous musician Levi Ackerman stops by a stranger’s house when his car breaks down, and finds her son knows exactly who he is. Teen.

PresquePommes

Woke Up Dead

He had never believed in heaven, and the premise of hell had always seemed like something that had been invented to scare kids into behaving.

No karma.

No fate.

(Not believing in anything doesn’t make nothingness the truth.)

Or: That One Reincarnation Fic in which everyone is born to different parents, given different names, and existing birth order is thrown to the wind by an unforgiving god. Also That One Reincarnation Fic in which remembering means being born into a helpless, mush-brained infant body with the memories of an adult, which is fundamentally kind of horrifying and sometimes has catastrophic results. Secondary summary brought to you by the fact that the first one doesn’t tell you jack shit about the content of this piece- which is now complete! Explicit.

No-Smoke, No-Gamble

Levi has a customer.

He doesn’t tend to look at his customers, but he knows them by voice, and this one’s got some sort of shitty European accent and never buys cigarettes or lottery.

Which is pretty strange, considering that Levi runs the cigarette and lotto counter. Mature.

cottontale

The Almost Divine Comedy

Summon a demon for the vine, Jean said. It’ll be fun, he said.

Or the one where Eren summons a demon with a sweet-tooth and somehow ends up dating him. Gen.

Sex Bomb

Eren was covered in glitter and smelled like lavender. God, he loved bath bombs. Explicit.

ryuusea

A Warm Breath

“You’re a human child, aren’t you. You mustn’t touch me then, or I’ll disappear.“

One summer when visiting his Uncle Erwin out in the countryside, Eren befriends a mysterious masked man who lives in the forest. They promise to meet every summer from then on.

In other words, a story told through summers, year by year, of Eren being a (cute) brat, Levi dealing with said brat, and all the fluff, awkwardness, and strange feelings that come with growing up, despite the limitations placed on their interactions. Mature.

Eight Times the Fun

After a Scouting League mission goes wrong, Levi is forced to lay low on a remote island. He meets an interesting sea creature.

“You’re not afraid of me?”

“If you’re in the business I’m in, this isn’t the weirdest shit I’ve seen.” Explicit.

An Unforgettable Face

“Have we met before? I recognize your face…” Levi’s brows furrow, scouring his memory as to why he knows this guy’s face from somewhere.

“Ah, you’ve probably seen one of my videos!”

“Hmm. YouTube?”

“No. Porn.” Explicit.

unhappy_turtle

King of Carrot Flowers

It’s a Sunday. He’s washing his favorite mug and trying not to pay too much attention to the funeral that’s going on across the street.

(Levi lives across the street from a cemetery and Eren’s father has recently passed away.) Mature.

You Are Humanity’s Strongest

“Levi,” he says under his breath, “if this doesn’t work out, the world is not over. What you did last week was brave and you should be proud of yourself for doing that… fucking pathetic, he is fifteen. You are afraid of a fifteen year old—”

The doorknob is suddenly twisting and Levi sprints towards his own quarters. Gen.

peralta

Anonymous Asked

In a horribly inept attempt at flirting, Levi accidentally sends Eren anon hate. Well, in his defense, it’s not his fault Eren’s smile is so damn pretty. Teen.

MocheGoche

To Boldly Go

Captain Levi and First Officer Eren Jaeger of the Starship Enterprise set off on a five year mission to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

“Captain’s log, Star date 16396.4: My first officer is a little shit.”

Captain Levi’s crew is infected with a toxin that affects the host in a similar manner to high blood alcohol levels, which can be spread by touch. Can Chief Medical Officer Kirstein and Nurse Bodt find a cure before the entire ship is infected? Not Rated.

violetlolitapop

Lock the Cellar Door

It’s all Sasha’s fault. That’s Jean’s story and he’s sticking to it. Explicit.

coldmackerel

The 6th Ward

A comedy about being dead.

Levi is finally returning to work as a nurse after recovering from a car crash that nearly killed him. Nothing says “welcome back” like realizing he’s lost his marbles and can see the disembodied spirits of the comatose patients in the 6th ward. He begrudgingly helps them learn how to be dead. Eren, the newest coma patient in the 6th ward, has six months to learn how to be dead. Good luck, kid. Mature.

KayteaEM

Eat Your Heart Out

An eight-course meal: Eren makes cakes, pancakes, bread, soup, sauces, stews, and beautifully shaved ice. He fishes, shops, plans feasts, pulls roots, drinks vine, gets in fights, gets in the way, says “yes, sir,” “for you, sir” and ultimately falls in love—not necessarily in that order.

Then there’s Corporal Levi, along for the ride. Teen.

BlakeBroflovski

Sentiment

In the Recon Corps, reading and comprehending paperwork is equally as crucial as it is beyond the realm of Eren’s capabilities. However, with his CO’s confidential tutelage, Eren is sure he’ll be able to catch up with his comrades in no time… if he can shake this unexpected suspicion that his fondness for humanity’s strongest soldier isn’t simple hero worship.

Hint: He cannot. Explicit.

crying-abt-fictional-people

Dentist AU

As the back of the chair is lowered, Eren takes a few deep breaths. The more horizontal his position becomes, the more he begins to question his life choices – specifically the one to chew oodles of gum instead of actually brushing his teeth regularly, but also the one to not turn at his heels and walk away upon laying eyes on not-Dr. Smith, otherwise known as Dr. Ackerman. Though half of the man’s face is now covered by a surgical mask, he still manages to appear fleetingly irritated as he stares down at Eren.

“In addition to sitting down, you’ll also have to open your mouth, you know,” he points out as he adjusts the overhead light. Mature.

Eight Months

“So I’m old enough to risk my life taking down titans but I’m not old enough to love you?” Eren quips, and while this time he purposefully goes for sassy, his voice hitches up near the end – it’s the first time he’s used the word ‘love’ to describe the emotions he has towards his Captain, but that’s what it is in its purest form, he now realizes: selfless, unwavering love that knows no bounds.

With a short nod, Levi replies, “That’s right.” His expression doesn’t change, but Eren’s sure he must know how ridiculous his demand is. However, he’s well aware that Levi’s not easily swayed, so with a dejected sigh, he drops his shoulders down.

Eight months. Well, it’s still better than a ‘no’. Mature.

anonymous asked:

Honestly you seem like a very sweet person so I hope you can help me cope with my EDF (extremely depressive fictophilia) of Anakin/Vader. Everytime I think of him, I feel so bad that he doesn't care for himself, hasn't felt love in so long, has been treated so horribly by everyone... It doesn't help that I'm hopelessly in love with this guy. Ever since Conversations came out, I've been depressed because of Anakin feels alone. Help me Kae, you're my only hope.

I’m so very sorry about how long this took. It was the end of the semester, crazy with finals and getting things sorted for graduation.

This is set in my “Vader lives” AU that I started with the three sentence fics. Basically, ROTJ plays out like canon, except Luke gets his father to the Alliance in time to save his life.


Palpatine had been dead for two years. Two years today, in fact, Luke remembered shortly after he had woken up and saw the date on his bedroom’s chrono. Two years since the confrontation on the second Death Star, since the Emperor’s lightning had licked across his body and left pale scars that were visible even now, since he had dragged his redeemed father to the Alliance and demanded that they save his life. Two years since the declaration of the New Republic and his father’s second rebirth, this time as informant and military advisor to Chancellor Mothma. That had taken some convincing, and there were still many people unhappy about it, but Mothma had remembered Anakin, and it had allowed for a peace agreement to be struck with the Imperial remnant. He was too valuable to destroy, especially when Luke had thrown his fate in with his father’s. Anakin hadn’t exactly been pleased about that, but Luke knew that gamble had gone a long way towards saving his father’s life. No one was willing to kill or imprison or exile the Hero of Yavin and the last Jedi just to get rid of Vader.

Luke slipped out of his room and walked across the small apartment he shared with his father, heading for the kitchen. They could have easily afforded something larger, even considering that Anakin had donated a significant portion of his fortune to helping the New Republic get set up, as yet another sign of his goodwill. But neither Anakin nor Luke was used to extravagance, and their apartment was cozy and nice, and it meant they were constantly within seconds of each other. Just in case.

Anakin was already in the kitchen, making breakfast, standing with his back to Luke as he attended whatever was on the stove. He was always awake earlier than Luke, no matter when Luke got up, and he supposed Anakin still hadn’t gotten used to sleeping a normal amount of hours in a night. And they both still had nightmares, though the intensity and frequency seemed to be decreasing, if gradually.

“Good morning, Father,” Luke said, as he walked in. There was a mug of hot chocolate sitting in front of his place at the table, wisps of steam rising from it, and Luke grinned. He walked past it though, and ducked under his father’s arm, giving him a quick hug.

Anakin pulled him closer. “Good morning, Luke.” His voice was still quiet and raspy, the medics hadn’t been able to do anything about the damaged vocal cords, but between getting him proper medical care and Luke’s limited knowledge of Force healing, they’d been able to fix his lungs so he no longer needed to depend on life support. Luke knew that was a huge relief for his father, who was finally free of the mask and suit that Palpatine had put him in 23 years before. And Luke was glad to be able to actually see his father’s face. The scarring hadn’t healed much; there wasn’t a lot the medics had been able to do, but Luke didn’t care. The brief moment of horror he had felt when he first saw Anakin’s face had been at the thought of the pain the injuries must have caused, not at the sight of him. His acceptance of his father’s appearance helped Anakin be less self-conscious about it.

“One of these days, you will have to let me do the cooking, Father,” Luke said, knowing full well that even if his father agreed now, he would never actually let him.

“Maybe tomorrow,” his father said. Luke nudged him with his elbow and slipped out from under his arm. He walked back to the table and picked up his mug. It was still pleasantly warm, and he took a tentative sip. It didn’t scald his tongue, but it wasn’t too cold either. Perfect.

His father turned the stove off and carried their breakfast plates over to the table. They ate in comfortable silence, and once they had finished, Luke’s hand drifted down to his pocket.

“I, um, have something for you,” he said, not quite looking at his father. He pulled the two tickets out of his pocket and held them below the table. “I thought, it’s been two years, and we could use a break from the whole rebuilding-the-Galaxy thing and celebrate. I don’t know your birthday, but today’s as good a day as any, right?” Now he looked up to see his father staring at him curiously. Luke took a breath and held the tickets up, speaking quickly. “They’re running an annual race to commemorate the birth of the New Republic and fall of the Empire, and I thought you might enjoy going… with… me… What?”

Anakin was biting his lip, trying not to laugh, but his blue eyes were sparkling with embarrassed amusement. He raised his own gloved hand, holding two identical tickets. Luke groaned and dropped his head to the table just as his father lost control and started laughing.


Okay, so I can’t write pure fluff. A bit of angst always worms its way in, but I tried to make it cute and happy for you.

anonymous asked:

Suggestions for good yuri/shoujo ai anime? I've seen a couple, but not many. Recommendations??

alrighty, kids. well, there aren’t many to begin with. i wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve seen all the “good” ones already. i’ll make a list for you. there are more out there, and i’ve seen all of them. believe me. all of them. so i’m gonna just filter out the ones i don’t particularly care for and just give you what i consider the “good” ones. here you go. i’m sorry.

actual canon lesbians/bisexual girls get together list (ngl i found these pretty boring but i sat through at least most, if not all, of it)

  • aoi hana
  • sakura trick
  • sasameki koto (tbh just read the manga for this one tho)
  • yuri kuma arashi (i mean it’s super gay it just has layers and layers of symbolism and you’re just left sitting there like what)

non-yuri but with actual canon lesbians/bisexuals (the best and most interesting category here tbh)

  • hanamonogatari (only hanamonogatari, rest of the monogatari series is terrible, but this probably won’t make any sense without the rest of the series so like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
  • kuzu no honkai (the new kid on the block, still airing, mostly heterosexual sex, has a canon lesbian and she does sort of??? get a relationship but it’s a depressing and twisted one)
  • samurai flamenco (good for like 8 episodes then it gets weird as hell but still good just keep going the ending is so worth it)
  • shinsekai yori (one of my favorites of all time)
  • soul eater not (honestly not a great anime but like everyone is a lesbian)

anime i like that has one-sided lesbians or isn’t actually “canon” gay (frustrating but it’s something)

  • locodol
  • flip flappers
  • ga rei: zero (i don’t actually remember how gay this is, i watched this in 2009 and i was like 12, but i remember it was pretty gay so)
  • one week friends (they were gay and you can’t tell me otherwise)
  • tamako market (my favorite on this whole post, i love tamako market)

the classics™ (all boring. all of them. i dropped all of them. most of them after like one or two episodes. i’m sorry)

  • maria-sama ga miteru
  • revolutionary girl utena
  • strawberry panic
  • yuru yuri

if you’re willing to go the non-anime route here’s some gay stuff i love a lot

  • sense8
  • yes or no (it’s in thai and like the subtitles are really bad but it’s something)
  • yes or no 2 (the sequel, still bad subtitles, still adorable)

that’s the list.

see okay here’s the thing, if arrow truly wanted to use dinah drake since the beginning, if they wanted to do this whole tina thing and not use katie cassidy and cast this daughter of a former warner bros vice president and all that, i would’ve been okay. dinah laurel is my favorite, but this is an adaptation, adaptations are going to have changes, it wouldn’t have been my favorite but i would’ve been cool with it, you know? they don’t know each other, there’s no ties, she’s killed a few people because she’s mad, whatever. i would’ve accepted it.

but the thing is, since the pilot, arrow made a point to remind us that laurel’s full name is dinah laurel lance. out loud, one of the final lines of the pilot. dinah laurel lance, always trying to save the world. a quote said as foreshadowing, keep an eye out, she’s dinah lance, she’s trying to save the world, she’ll be the black canary one day, it’s her destiny but this show is about the journey. so we were like, fine. maybe she knows oliver since they were kids, whatever. maybe she has a shitty and messy past with oliver, whatever. maybe she’s not a metahuman, whatever. maybe she doesn’t go by dinah, whatever. maybe she doesn’t have superior fighting skills than oliver, not super comfortable with that but sure, i can somewhat look past it for adaptation’s sake. because she’s dinah laurel lance, always trying to save the world, and she’s going to be the black canary. 

if they truly wanted dinah drake since the beginning, if they wanted another actress, they should’ve just done that since the beginning and we would’ve accepted it like we accepted all those other changes. if instead of that, they wanted a blank slate type of character and a metahuman, they had black siren. but this is neither here nor there. if they wanted all that but also a new actress, because for whatever reason they don’t like katie anymore or got into an argument or whatever, they should’ve used flashpoint. forget the diggle jr storyline, say thanks to flashpoint the lances changed. quentin never married dinah but had a daughter called dinah, or married her later on but had a daughter with another woman first who’s name is also dinah, or laurel, but just happens to be another actress, whatever. sara and the legends remember laurel because they’re travelling constantly through time so there’s some paradox going on there, barry remembers her because flashpoint, but everyone else knows this new actress playing a sort of the same character sort of not. at least that would’ve kind of made sense within canon. 

instead they… did a little bit of everything? she’s called dinah drake, even though laurel and sara’s mother clearly was called dinah drake and we’re supposed to pretend that never happened because she was never technically named drake on screen. she’s laurel’s replacement despite having no ties to her because they say so basically? and just…. it makes no sense. 

and on top of all that, this continues to perpetuate the idea that people that struggle with depression and addiction/alcoholism are worthless, pathetic, boring, not good enough, not badass enough, weak, replaceable, will never get a happy ending, etc. words that they threw over and over again from villains yes, but words that they also proven they believed in with their writing. which, if they hate mental illnesses and people with them so bad, why even write a storyline with that in the first place? i just… even ignoring all the black canary actress/character mess, what even are they trying to prove with that? a recovering alcoholic that went through depression and struggled through hell and back tries to be a hero, gets mistreated and talked down by pretty much everyone, keeps fighting anyway to try and make the world a better place, dies in the process (and not even being a hero, she dies because of something her dad did that was entirely not related to her) aaaand that’s about it? that’s your fate, mentally ill person. you die. you don’t get a happy ending. who hurt them?

Ok so I had a request to do a little meta on something and this might be a smaller version of a bigger one i’m gonna  do. But I wanted to look at Daryl’s flashback in the lineup, which is in canon btw and the significance of the scenes chosen so lets got..

(gif by @oohhshiny)

This is an interesting look inside this theory about the flashbacks that’s gaining a little traction for me as well. Especially when you get further into the season and see the scenes and the story arcs develop. So take a look at Daryls here for a moment.

It hightlights  his story this season so far as well as making interesting points about what he remembers, in canon, on what may be his last moments. Because these are Daryl’s memories here. Rick was not present for all of these.

So we the ‘your my brother’ scene with Rick, and the scene of them goofing off in the car here. Highlighting the bond between them. Its sort of forshadow of his reunion with Rick in ‘Heart Still Beating’. One of those scenes involved Rick telling him that its’ ‘not on him’ before calling him his brother and this is a very significant moment to Daryl. The hug they later share sort of reflects this moment in reinforcing this for Daryl when it comes to Rick.

The memory of the scene with Maggie (which also shows up in her flashback I might add) is definiatly a direct foreshadow of an upcoming scene with him and Maggie in which they discuss Glenn and his guilt over it. Part of the arc for Daryl this year is his guilt over this, and the scene is forshadowed as being necessary to both characters as a catharsis and a way of moving forward for both of them (cause like I said, its in hers too). Theres a reason Daryl remembers this scene.

Now the Caryl moments, which have been often discussed. The very distinct possibility that the showing of the reunion hug from ‘No Sancturary’ not only shows the importance of that moment for Daryl, and his feelings for Carol but forshadows the reunion in ‘New Best Friend’ that we saw as well.  See what. I’m getting at here?

The intriguing inclusion in this flashback is the one of the bus scene from ‘Seed’. Its intriguing for 2 reasons. 1) It’s significance to Daryl, cause it was included in his canon memories. Its obviously important to him at that moment, and I and others have said, it might have been the first moment he looked at her a bit differently. Not just as a friend in others. It has importance to him. 2) It was put in canon by the showrunners and a corresponding moment has not been aired yet that reflects this one. It was put in there, I think as a possible reminder to the audience, but why that scene and not the ones in the trailer?

I have stated it was, at least for me, one of the first moments that I considered to be turning of the possible nature of their relationship from mere friendship to possibly something more. I think a lot of us have said that too. It’s very important in the history of the ship.

So ask again for anyone to ponder, why is it included in Daryl’s canon flashbacks at that moment he thought he would die if there wasn’t an importance reason why?

Think on that one a bit..

Alone, Until I Get Home (3/?)

Summary: In Boston, Henry Swan’s six-year-old brother Ian finds a book titled “Once Upon a Time” hidden beneath the seat in their mom’s old yellow bug. As soon as Henry touches it, he remembers.

Season 3 Canon Divergence-Emma finds out she’s pregnant a few weeks after she and Henry leave Storybrooke with new memories and new lives. Nearly seven years later, another Dark Curse puts her family in danger, and Emma must return to Storybrooke to help them.

Who’s powerful enough to cast the Dark Curse? And how the hell is she going to tell Hook they have a son together?

A/N: Hopefully I’ll have the next chapter finished by next Monday, but my students’ art show is next Wednesday, so this week is sort of a last-minute-scramble-to-get-ready sort of week, so it may take a bit longer :)

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Tipsy Analysis: The MOMENT in Rocknaldo

Spoilery rambling under the read more. I currently have a migraine that I am not treating in the healthiest way (read: just had a glass of wine) but this episode man … Specifically a certain moment (I’ll do an analysis on the episode as a whole later because I actually really liked this one.

This ramble is about this certain moment …

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SINGLE PARENTS

We’re sure you’re all familiar with this one, and there’s certainly a lot of possibilities to explore! There’s no rules on setting, so you could do a real world AU, or explore the possibilities within the canon. Or do something more exotic! The choice is up to you - as long as someone’s a single parent, it all fits, so go wild!

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We accept all types of fanworks that you could dream of, but please remember that all content should be created originally by you. This challenge has been incredible, and we can’t wait to see you rise to this week’s challenge. As always, if you’re in need of inspiration, you can check under the cut for prompts and ideas. If you have questions, ask them here, and remember fanfics posted on AO3 can be added to this collection if you wish! Happy creating!

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sometimes i forget why zutara and now shallura are so important to me, and then i remember that i grew this attached because these are abused characters, characters suffering with ptsd, traumatized characters, being loved and nurtured by other characters that help them grow into better people and over come their trauma. 

idk i’m just seeing a lot of shit trying to tear both apart lately and it’s extremely disheartening. people like me that suffer from mental illnesses often don’t get that sort of representation (case in point that neither of these ships are actually canon) so we create these. this feels like a ramble to me but everything i’m seeing shitting on these pairings is really bumming me out and i doubt i’m the only one experiencing that.