serious establishment

When I was 14, I went to see a therapist. Mind you, this is after seeing a therapist when I was 12 because I had to in order to avoid forced hospitalization, so I already established serious mental health issues.

This new therapist insisted on talking to my mother (who is emotionally abusive) before talking to me, and took every single thing my mother said as truth and refused to believe anything I said to her. She talked about topics with me that never bothered me even a bit (such as my birth father) and wouldn’t listen to me.

One day I told her, all in one visit, that I’m bi, nonbinary, and my mother is abusive. She told me that she was not going to report my mother (not that she wasnt abusive, just that she wasn’t going to do what she was legally obligated to), and also said that I just thought I was bi and nonbinary because I didn’t have good relationships with my biological parents. She went on for ten minutes about how lesbians just think they’re lesbians because they don’t have a good father figure and feel the need to prove themselves as good enough as a man.
I spent the rest of the day bawling and I haven’t been to a therapist since.

Betrayal

Pairing - Hoseok x Reader

Genre - Murder AU

Word Count - 3k

Part 1/?

Part Two Masterlist

A/n - Ohmygosh I don’t think I have ever been this excited about anything in a while. Prob said that about my last story. I might be making character profiles if it’s too many characters to keep up with. Anyways I hope you all enjoy this as much as I am!

Synopsis - When y/n’s husband is accused of murder she’s sure he’s innocent. But as detectives find clues that point to him as the perpetrator, will she stand for her husband or against him?

Originally posted by bangtannoonas


We vowed to never talk about it. That it was an horrible mistake driven by pure lust. It would never happen again and we would never bring it up. It had been three months since I had found out. Three months since I felt the wide range of emotions I felt when I discovered it.

The first was shock, I was in extreme disbelief. I didn’t want to believe it, I couldn’t acknowledge it as the truth because I knew that once I did it would become real. Once it became real the pain would sink in.

Once I had finally accepted the fact my world began to fall apart. I began to question myself and my self esteem took a great hit. Was I not beautiful enough? Thin enough? Had my performance in bed decreased since marriage?

Once I was convinced that it wasn’t my fault I could repair myself. He told me that I was the best wife a man could ever ask for and that it would never happen again. So I started to piece myself, my marriage, back together. He told me everything, every illicit moment of his affair that I needed to know to move on and for him to regain my trust again. Once I was able to trust him and we could move back on with our lives we made a vow. We knew that it would be best for the both of us to never bring it up again, under any circumstances.

But now as my husband escorts two detectives out of our home and locks the door behind us.  And as he slowly turns around to face me, my face a pale color from shock and uncertainty, we knew. We knew that as hard as we had tried to bury that dark part in our relationship and as good as we had done at doing that, it was time. And as a pain radiated from my chest while I looked into his eyes filled with concern, I was certain. I knew it was time to talk about it.

The Night Before

Charity work, event coordinating and socialite. I was a glamorized party planner, or as least that’s what I felt like. See technically I was unemployed, there was no need for me to work considering the fact that my husband was the CEO and founder of a billion dollar company. But as much of my time that I spent with executives, heirs and heiress. As much time as I spent planning and planning and sitting down in meetings with caterers and venue managers, I knew that I was far from unemployed.

As tiring as the work could be and as much as my husband told me I should hire someone to handle the logistics, I knew I couldn’t. I was the type of person who felt as if I wasn’t actively involved in something, then It wouldn’t be done properly. Now as I look at the smile on my husband Hoseok’s face as he looks at me from on stage I knew that I had pleased him. He was giving me the loving smile, the one that I was accustomed to. The one that was only for me as I reciprocated the smile, knowing what was coming next.

“And lastly I’d like to thank the most important, amazingly caring, beautiful and loving person in my life. My lovely wife.” Hoseok stated maintaining eye contact. The crowd erupted with clapping, diverting their attention towards me. Hoseok continued to grin at me as he waited for the claps to die down. “If it wasn’t for her none of this would be possible. The fact that we were able to give over 1500 children schools to attend all in this one year. The fact that we were able to supply all three of those schools that were built with computer labs and libraries full of books, well that’s something admirable. My wife and I, with the help of your very generous donations were able to do this. She has spent so much time organizing events like this and I’m sure we all can appreciate that.”

Hoseok continued by returning his gaze back to the audience and letting them know that for every dollar donated for the rest of the night,  he and his business partner would be matching. He said his last thank you’s before finally walking off of the stage, he sights set on me.

After a few interruptions, mostly business men congratulating him on his successes, he was finally headed my way. I couldn’t help but notice how handsome he looked. Hair slicked back, finely tailored suit and absolutely adorable bow tie, which I had happened to pick out.

He finally reached me immediately wrapping his arms around my waist to pull me in closer to him and as onlookers watched,  he had no care in the world. “You look absolutely ravishing.” He said and then before releasing me from the hug bending down slightly to whisper “and I can’t wait to see how good you’ll look without that dress on under me tonight” and causing me to emit an uncontrollable giggle.

We stayed as long as we could at the event. Probably not long enough considering that this was our event, our charity. But we both were being called by the thought of spending an intimate night together, it had been far too long. Hoseok had been on a working trip for the weekend with his business partner and I had missed the feeling of his lips on my skin.

I laid in bed with him, absolutely delighted and refreshed after our exchange. He held me in his arms, kissing softly on my forehead. “I’ve been thinking. Maybe it’s time.” He said and I looked up at him immediately eyes wide in shock as I knew exactly what he was talking about.

“Are you serious?”

“Yes. We are established individuals we are madly in love and let’s face it, we aren’t getting any younger. The prospect of you carrying my child would make extremely happy. Do you want to do that for me?” He asked.

“Nothing in the world could bring me greater joy.” I said and he smiled before placing a shower of kisses on my lips.

As I closed my eyes that night, I thought deeply about my life. Conceiving a child with my husband was something I had only dreamed of from the day we met seven years ago, Hoseok had been adamant about his desire to not have kids and I had accepted that although secretly I desire to start a family.

His heart was changing and I felt like our marriage was the best that it had ever been. I felt like he was fully devoted to me and with him on my side I felt untouchable.

The Day Of

I had just gotten back from the doctor’s office, to get off of my birth control. I noticed a police car parked in the driveway of our mansion, and as I waited for my driver to open the car door for me, worry started to bubble forth in the pit of my stomach.

I walked into the house noticing that the officers quieted down when they saw me only giving me a soft “hello Ma'am” as I sat my purse down in the dining room. I then walked to where they were standing, positioning myself next to Hoseok as he looked at me sympathetically.

“What is going on?” I asked.

The officers look at me and then Hoseok as if they were uncertain as to weather or not they were allowed to tell me anything. “It’s okay officers, she knows about the affair.” He said causing me to immediately look up at him confusion and fear evident in my stare. He then escorted the police out of our home and turned around to face me.

“You’re worrying me. Is something wrong? I asked.

Hoseok sat down and motioned for me to join him by patting the seat next to him. I obliged, sitting next to him and then looking up at him still waiting for an answer.

“This is about Mina.” He finally said.

Mina. The women that he had an affair with. What could possible have happened to her that the police we’re showing up at our door to tell us about,  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to know.

“What about her?” I asked finding myself unable to say that name. The name we vowed to never speak or think about ever again.

“She fell down two flights of stairs in her home last night, she’s dead y/n.” He said.

“Oh my goodness.” I said covering my mouth with my hand in shock. “That’s absolutely horrible.”

“I need to go see him.” Hoseok added as he rubbed my back.

“I know and I need to go with you.” I said.

“You don’t have to do that.” He replied moved by my gratitude.

“You know how close he and I are. We both need to be here for him right now.” I insisted.

“Yes you are right. Let me go cancel some of the meetings I had planned for today and I’ll be ready to go in about twenty minutes.” He said looking down at his watch.

I nodded in agreement and then walked up our winding staircase and made my way to our bedroom. I opened the door to our closet and for the first time in my life,  wished It wasn’t so huge. There was too many options. I felt like what I was wearing wasn’t necessarily appropriate for the situation at hand. But what do you wear to visit your grieving friend?

I guess friend wasn’t the right word to call Seokjin, he was more than that. We were both there for each other when we found out that our significant others were cheating on us, with one another.

In that time we were not only each other’s friends but psychiatrists. I could lean on him and he could do the same with me. We had built a bond so strong in that period of time that, friends, no it wasn’t enough to describe our relationship. He felt more like my family, my older brother and now I had to see him grieve over his wife, whom he had of course forgiven as well.

I finally decided on a dress and put it on, then walked into the bathroom and attempting to put on some light makeup. Finally Hoseok was ready to go and we sat in the backseat of our Rolls Royce as we were driven to his home.

The entire time I could only think about her, about Mina.

Mina

The girl who had momentarily taken my husband away from me even when she had her own. And although I was never close with her after I found out about her betrayal I couldn’t bring myself to hate her because he loved her.

Seokjin loved her so much. She was his everything. When he found out about the affair he was so hurt, maybe even more so than I. His college sweetheart had cheated on him with his business partner and best friend, but he still didn’t find fault in Mina.

Of course he was hurt and upset at first, but he was so in love with her that he blamed himself for her infidelity. Saying that he was too busy and that it was his fault for not being there for her fully. Yes, Seokjin was in love with her. And he spoke so highly of her it was impossible to hate her.

We finally arrived to their home. The gates were opened for us and we got out of the car and made our way up to his door. We rang the bell and were greeted by his housekeeper.

“He is not well, I have never seen him like this.” Were the words she stated in a slight whisper as we entered.

“Thank you for letting us know. Please have the chef prepare him something to eat.” Hoseok said.

“Of course Sir.” She said bowing to us as she took our jackets and hung them up.

Hoseok and I made our way up the stairs to find Seokjin. He was normally in his den when he was feeling down. At the bottom of the staircase we noticed the yellow warning tape and the chalk outline of where her body used to lay and my heart ached for him.

We finally found our way to to the den and Hoseok and I were greeted by Seokjin’s sobs as we walked into the room. He was sitting in his love-seat and the housekeeper was right. He was an absolute mess, not that I didn’t expect it, it was just hard to see.

He was still wearing the shirt he had worn under his suit last night, it was now unbuttoned and his tie was loosely around his neck. His hair was a disheveled mess and he was staring into a glass of what appeared to be whiskey as he cried.

“Hyung, we are here.” Hoseok said making our presence known.

Seokjin looked up at us and immediately placed the glass down rising from his seat.

“Oh thank god, I really need emotional support right now.” He said as he extended his arms to hug Hoseok and then finally turned his attention towards me.

“Y/n thank you so much for coming with him.” He said hugging me.

“Of course oppa, I am so sorry that this is happening to you.” I said.

“It just doesn’t feel real. I was the one to find her last night, after the event. She must have fallen because she was rushing trying to make it there. I feel horrible, If it wasn’t for me asking her to be there than none of this would have happened.” He said.

“You can not blame yourself for this horrible accident that happened.” Hoseok said.

“She was wearing the dress and the shoes that I had bought her to wear last night. I bought her!” He cried out.

I sat down next to Seokjin wrapping my arms around him and letting him cry on my shoulder. I looked up at Hoseok, he was not very good at comforting people at times like this, bless his heart.

“I’m going to go check on his food.” He mouthed and exited the room. Seokjin stayed in that position for a while longer before pulling away to look at me.

“You know when we walked in on the two of them, in my bed, I- I thought I could never forgive her. But I did, I forgave her and I loved her and I cared for her. She was my everything and now shes gone. I just hope she knew how much I loved her.” He said.

“Oh oppa, I’m certain that she knew.” I said taking a napkin and wiping away at Seokjin’s tear streaked face. It was hurting me to see him like this.

Moments later Hoseok returned with food for Seokjin. He sat the food on the table and sat in the chair across from us.

A little while later we heard the doorbell ring. We assumed it was one of Seokjin’s acquaintances. But as they entered the den none of us were familiar with them.

“Hello, my name is Kim Namjoon and this is my partner Kim Taehyung. We are the leading detectives that have been assigned to your wife’s death, I’m so sorry about your lost Mr. Kim.” He said.

Seokjin extended his hand out shaking the detective’s and then introduced the two of us. “This is my best friend and business partner Jung Hoseok and his wife y/n.”

“I’m glad to find you all three together as this case has gotten a bit more complicated.” Namjoon stated.

At this point we were all standing, concerned looks washed over our faces. “What’s going on detective?” He asked.

“Mr. Kim, I’m sorry to inform you but we just got the coroner’s report back and your wife was around three months pregnant when she died.”

“Oh god no.” Seokjin said falling back into the chair and crying once again.

“She was pregnant with my child? I had no idea. She didn’t even look any bigger.” He cried out.

“It is very possible that she didn’t know either, we are sorry you had to find out this way. But we want you to know that we are taking your wife’s murder investigation seriously and that we - ”

“M - murder? My wife wasn’t murdered. She fell down two flights of stairs last night.” Seokjin added.

“Based off of the autopsy there was clear evidence of blunt force trauma at the back of her skull. Mr. Kim this is now a murder investigation.”

With those words we were completely paralyzed with shock. Who would want to kill Mina? Who could have done it and why?

We didn’t have answers to any of those questions at the time but the three of us knew that once we found out the answers our lives would never be the same.

Man, I know that Shiro and Allura have kind of been adopted as the space parents of Voltron, but god I really want them to have an awkward, over the top, cheesy, young love, messy whirlwind romance kind of start to their relationship. 

I’m talking like, frantic and sorta sloppy makeout sessions in a closet that they hid in when they heard someone coming down the hall. Why did they hide? Everyone knows they’re together? They weren’t even doing anything more than walking down the hall holding hands? Who knows, but Allura drags him into the closet and she’s giggling like a maniac and Shiro joins in even though neither of them know what they’re laughing at. They laugh against each other’s lips when they start making out, and it’s a fucking mess. They end up on the floor in a tangle of limbs. It’s dark. They’re giggling at nothing. When they walk out of the closet ten minutes later, Allura’s hair is a mess and Shiro has hickeys on his neck and collarbone. 

I want the two of them going on a shitty first date. Like they take a day and go to some planet that she remembers being beautiful from her childhood, but they get there and it turns out it’s the rainy season! The rain is not rain, it smells horrible and stains their clothes. They don’t want to go back to the castle and cut the day short, so they peel their clothes off and spend the day in their underwear in their little ship. They sit in each other’s laps and tell each other embarrassing stories about their childhood, get each other off, nap, go home. It’s technically a horrible date but they have an amazing time. It was just fun.

The two of them secretly holding hands under the table and teasing each other by suggestively touching the inside of the other’s thigh, and then having to bite back a laugh at their reaction. I want them to have stupid, ridiculous and raucous arguments that are essentially about nothing, and for them to tearfully make up even though they can hardly remember why they were mad? Who cares, they’re making out again. The team is sick of walking in on them making out. The team has to make rules. They consider an intervention for a bit, but then they figure that they aren’t hurting anyone, and they’re just glad the two of them are happy.

Them teasing each other relentlessly! Snarking at each other! Remember in episode ten when Shiro sassed her for firing her weapon the wrong way? More of that please. Teasing and playfully giving each other a hard time, please and thank you. 

I mean, I want them to have a serious, well established relationship too, like I really do. I want to see them fall in love and have tender moments together, moments where they have to be responsible and it’s not always easy. However, I’ve seen so much content where their relationship is built on them looking after the rest of the team, which is cool, I’m not saying that’s bad at all… but I also really want to see them having fun together. I want to see them being young and carefree and in love, being stupid and making stupid choices but it all turning out okay in the end. I want them to be giddy with how hard and fast they’re falling for each other, to the point where they hardly feel like themselves, but they are themselves. They’re just happy. Maybe they almost forgot what that feels like, but they remind themselves by touching and kissing and drinking each other in. This is what it’s like to be happy.

They just have so much baggage and responsibility weighing down on them all the time… I’d love to see them be able to loosen up and find peace with each other. They really, really deserve it.

Allowance

When to bring up the topic of sugar?

A sugar relationship could be whatever two people can agree on as long as the sugar brings “value” to both parties. As to when to bring this up, we don’t think there is anything wrong with asking about sugar early in the process by either the SD or SB.

Most of us SB’s agree that parameters and expectations should be discussed and confirmed BEFORE meeting for the first time, by email, texts or phone conversations. You don’t want to have conversations about allowances, and expectations when meeting face to face whilst trying to get to know if you have a genuine connection to want to actually proceed to a relationship.

Unlike normal dating, you shouldn’t leave things open ended and see what happens, otherwise the process could drag on without any tangible results.

If there is no travel involved, maybe you can discuss sugar when you meet in person. But if there is travel involved, then you should have a clear understanding of what each other’s expectations are before making travel arrangements.

We understand some people may misrepresent themselves, so there is an issue of trust and respect as well. Do you think the Pot you’re talking to can be trusted and has respect for you? Does the SB have a genuine interest in her potential SD? That’s a judgment call each person will have to decide for themselves.
Allowance Guidelines

SB’s need to be realistic about what is a reasonable allowance to ask a potential SD to consider, that will also take into account her expenses and location.

SD’s need to be able to plan to have an SB in their life, and be fiscally reliable in that relationship too.
This is a lifestyle choice and is NOT for everyone.

Different people have different lifestyle needs, especially geographically where the rents/expenses are higher than other towns and cities.
SB’s should include travel costs to meet their SD’s when discussing an allowance.

$10K/$20K a month SD’s are rare but they do exist. However they are all about looking to building trust with their SB’s first. As a new SB, don’t think that a millionaire SD will land in your lap!

Allowance concepts and levels range widely, however, if an SD is seeking a great Sugar Baby and wants the best of those ladies who are extremely selective to meeting the right kind of Sugar Daddy they want to engage with because they seek a connection that matters to them.
A high-class Sugar baby can offer her partner a genuine connection, be articulate, always well dressed and classy, beautiful and intelligent and most important of all - not desperate to land anyone who can just pay their bills and not care about anything else their SD can offer intellectually and emotionally.

(Please note this is based on general experience of the SB’s polled on our site and on social networking sites and are a guide ONLY)

Minimum Expectation: $1,500 - $2K per meeting = appears to be the minimum amount an SD will be spending on an SB he is serious about establishing the relationship with or for those starting out or dipping into the lifestyle.
This amount decided by both parties, say for example $2K is usually paid for a per meet (once or twice a month) basis, for some of the girls here, they said that that would entail between approx. 3-5hrs r espectively in an afternoon or evening with their SD, until the relationship is established due to difficulties in deciding what both parties foresee in the future of the arrangement or until the relationship is settled down to its natural course, as all new relationships eventually do.

What tends to happen in this scenario is that both parties review the situation after a few months or if they are happy with the arrangement, just continue as they are. Some people skip this level of allowance of a per meet basis and go straight into a monthly arrangement. Normally this suits the SD’s that have determined their financial reliability to commit to a monthly arrangement on an ongoing basis.

The following levels are usually set up for most established men who can afford to provide a more serious investment in their sugar Baby on a monthly basis - especially if she is exclusive to him and a monthly commitment (normally paid in advance or half at the beginning of the month and half mid-way or at the end of the month)

$3.5K - $5K = appears to be the average amount spent on an SB in the USA for a more serious relationship and most couples don’t appear to have a specific limit to the number of times they meet. It just tends to be more spontaneous and when it’s mutually convenient. Some new couples use this amount too when they wish to engage in a monthly arrangement and not a per meet arrangement.

$5K - $10K= appears to be the average amount spent on an SB in the major cities and for those SD’s who have seriously decided to get into the lifestyle with one special SB over a longer period. For some of us ladies who are in this realm who have been with one SD for some length of time, explain that it’s a natural progression to discuss an increase in allowance levels when both parties realize they only want to see each other and come out of the “sugar bowl”.

$10K - $20K= Established/older SD’s seem to spend on an SB in the USA for a kept SB or Mistress. This amount would include costs for housing, cars, expenses etc. as well as cash.

$20K plus = Yeah, he can afford it! He is the ultimate SD where money is no object and he wants only the best SB he can find. Usually at this level, the relationship is on an exclusive basis.

These arrangements can be paid monthly or per meet (example: if your SD can only see you twice a year or once a month etc.), depending on what makes you both comfortable. It is very important that the SD stays committed to the agreed amount and is reliable in providing the allowance to the SB on the agreed date and for the agreed amount without being prompted or asked for it by his SB. Methods of how the allowance is given to the SB differs with every relationship and should be discussed so as not to cause any discomfort or embarrassment.

From our own poll on this question, most of us SB’s prefer their allowance in cash inside an envelope or inside a card or thoughtful note and given to them in a discreet manner.

Also an important point; should the SD cancel or change his dates, the allowance should STILL be payable to the SB.
She has committed her time to making time to get ready, adjust her schedule for a meeting and is relying on you to provide a regular and ongoing arrangement.
SD’s should discuss what happens with the allowance should he cancel a meet or needs to change the parameters.

Also there are SD’s that are allowance daddy’s only or gift daddy’s only or a combination of both. Some established SB’s keep a wish list of items for their friends and SD’s to purchase gifts from when he feels so inclined.

It’s up to the SB to be assertive and ASK for what she wants. You can always negotiate or agree to review every couple of months to see how you both feel about any increases or changes.

Some SD’s bring a small gift on the first date, (hey some of us love flowers too) but most SB’s will not insist that they do. However if an SB has to travel, it is expected that the SD will cover all her costs for the first date.

NOTE to both SD’s and SB’s - once you’ve agreed the arrangement, don’t start changing things half way through the relationship unless it’s mutually agreed. It can destroy the trust and shorten the relationship.Other Expectations

Points to also discuss is expectations of intimacy by BOTH parties.
Some SD’s are not seeking this and just wish to have a lovely intelligent companion. Other SD’s expect intimacy at some point and you must both be open and honest about your feelings on thsi subject for it to work. If you are likely to become intimate, be sure to discuss your views about safe sex. A healthy and safe sex life is important.

How often you expect to meet is something to also discuss. Obviously nothing is set is stone, so a general idea to get a feel for what the expectations are in terms of mutual availability.

Neutral location/ his or her place?
Discretion is important to most experienced SB’s and to most married SD’s so the Pot/SD should suggest a nice, comfortable and safe location for both parties to enjoy their time together.

Communication between meets is a debateable subject here. Some younger SB’s loathe the idea of being constantly in communication with their SD’s. The older or more experienced SB’s want a genuine ongoing connection and encourage communication between meets with their SD’s.


The key to this lifestyle is to always be open, honest and respectful of the parameters set between both parties at ALL times. Obsessive, jealous behavior or not keeping promises or sticking to the terms of the arrangement is destructive in this lifestyle. Also, leave the drama and baggage at home. This is supposed to be a fun time for both of you and not a nightmare!

Good Luck to all you SB’s in the Sugar Bowl!

Confessions In A Blizzard (Carry On Countdown Dec 12th)

I could have done fluff but instead I give you this. Idek what I was going for tbh but I hope you enjoy! @carryon-countdown

Baz

Baz knew Simon was following him. He had gotten used to the way his footsteps sounded during Snow’s fifth year stalking phase. Baz sighed inwardly. He wasn’t particularly in the mood to fight with Snow.
The wintertime was when he was forced to go back to his house and leave his shared room with Snow. He always got moody when he thought about the separation.
Instead of going back to the room where Snow could safely corner him, Baz walked off the drawbridge and towards the forest. It was snowing pretty heavily and he hoped the cold would inspire Snow to give up his pursuit.
“Baz!” He heard Snow’s voice ring out.
“Leave me alone Snow.”
He heard the crunch of snow behind him and picked up his pace. Eventually Snow would have to give up in this kind of weather. Being a vampire had some advantages; one being that Baz could handle extreme cold better than humans.
“Baz…wait! I have to ask you something.”
He ignored him and found a nice patch of snow to sit on. It would definitely get his clothes wet and make him uncomfortable, but Baz enjoyed the idea of looking arrogantly cool sitting in the snow. He leaned his chin against his hand and smirked at Snow.
“Yes?”
Snow looked completely disheveled. His uniform was muddied and wet up to the knees and his curls were plastered to his forehead with sweat. Even though he was quite tan, his cheeks were red with either physical exhaustion or sunburn. His unremarkable blue eyes were watering at the cold. Baz felt his whole body light up just looking at the messy teenager.
Snow glared at him.
“You do realize it’s like, a blizzard out here right?”
Baz shrugged, “That’s kind of an overstatement.”
“You might be able to deal with this kind of weather but I can’t.”
Baz grinned. “Precisely the point Snow. Go inside and be warm. I’ll be fine.”
“Because you’re a vampire.”
Baz sneered. “Don’t be so presumptuous. I’ve got fire magic, remember?”
Snow rubbed his arms. “Well can you use some of that on me?”
Baz rolled his eyes. “No I can’t. For one thing, you’re not worth it. And for another, I don’t want to encourage you to stay.”
Snow clenched his teeth. “Fine! Look all I wanted to say is that…well it’s kind of awkward.”
Baz closed his eyes. “You’re boring me. I think I’ll take a nap while you dribble on.”
He heard Snow crunch forward and sit beside him. Baz opened his eyes in surprise to find Snow sitting only a few inches away.
“What are you doing? You’re going to freeze.”
Snow shrugged. “I needed your attention.”
Baz put his face in his hands. “You’re not going to give up are you?”
“Nope.”
Baz frowned. “Fine. I don’t want your death on my conscience just yet.”
Baz used some low burning fire magic to warm Snow’s body. It would melt the snow a lot faster but it was better than nothing.
Snow bit his nail.
“Look Baz, I wanted to ask you something.”
“So shoot.”
“Do you like me?”
Baz laughed. “Are you serious? I think we’ve established long ago that I hate you.”
Snow sighed and looked away. He seemed nervous about something.
“That’s not exactly what I meant. I…do you like me?”
Baz realized what Snow was getting at and felt his stomach dip. Snow must have caught on to him. Baz had thought he was being careful but what did he know really? Snow probably caught him staring at him during class and guessed.
“I honestly have no clue what you’re talking about Snow.”
Snow’s cheeks were as red as they could possibly be.
“I-I just want to know the truth. It’s not like it upsets me or something.”
Baz peered off at the drawbridge. He knew this was his chance to admit his feelings. Hell, Snow was even saying he wouldn’t be upset. But it didn’t feel like enough. It didn’t seem worth exposing his soul just to have Snow say it was okay. He wanted Snow to like him back, not accept him.
“Look it’s getting late. They’re going to pull up the drawbridge soon and you definitely can’t afford to get stuck out here.”
Snow sighed and followed him in the snow. It was coming down pretty heavily. Baz worried that Snow might actually be in some danger at this point.
“Baz I know you like me,” Snow shouted into the flurry.
“That’s kind of cocky of you.”
Snow pushed forward a bit so he was trudging next to Baz instead of behind him.
“You stare at me all the time. And sometimes you blush a little when I get too close.”
Baz felt a flicker of panic as he realized the sun was setting. They really would be pulling the drawbridge up soon.
“Maybe that’s just because I want to eat you.”
He felt Snow’s warm hand grip his arm. Baz let Snow whip him around. Snow’s eyelashes were starting to frost over and his nose was too red.
“Simon you need to pick up the pace! You’ll die out here if we don’t get inside in time!”
Snow’s eyes widened.
“You just said my name.”
Baz squinted against the snowflakes.
“What?”
Snow smiled, his eyes brighter than the blinding white around them.
“You called me Simon, not Snow.”
Baz felt his cheeks warm. “Well that’s your bloody name you prat!”
Simon’s eye lidded warmly. “I told you that you blush sometimes.”
He rushed forward and kissed Baz. For a moment Baz felt completely shocked. Baz held himself back as he worried Snow was playing a trick on him. But then Snow growled and pushed his hands through Baz’s hair and he found he didn’t care if it was a trick. He kissed Snow back with everything he had. Baz poured years of anguish and desire into the kissed and groaned when Snow gave it right back. He wanted to keep going, to kiss Snow for hours, but he could feel the temperature dropping.
He ripped himself away.
“Fine! I like you! Okay? In fact I’ve been in love with you for years you fucking git. Can you please let me get you out of the snow now?”
Snow grinned. “Of course.”
Baz and Simon walked back hand in hand. They got across the bridge just in time. Snow was shivering by the time they got back to their room. Baz fussed over him and wondered how much fire magic he would need to use.
“Baz, I have another idea on how to warm me up.”
Baz wasn’t very focused on Snow’s expression.
“What is it?”
He felt Snow’s hand snake up his chest and into his hair. Baz realized what Snow was getting at. Giving up Baz nodded and let himself bask in Snow, his Snow.

Yamato’s breakdown — an analysis.

The interesting thing about Yamato’s arc in Digimon Adventure is that, despite of his lone wolf persona and his family’s sad situation, for the first two thirds of the series he seems to be okay

And in the Dark Masters arc he goes completely crazy.

What made Yamato snap at that moment in the story — probably the worst possible time to have an emotional breakdown and cause a fight within the team? What made Yamato go from “shy lone wolf who has some issues but worries about the group and is quite responsible” to “angry boy who turns against his friends, risking everyone’s lives in the process and then falls into a dark cave that feeds on his depressive thoughts?”

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

How would I start to worship the gods? I'm nervous that I might do something wrong, and might offend them...

Really anon, as long as you mean well, i doubt any of them would take particular offence…

However some good general rules are as follows:
Be respectful: keep a formal tone, and refer to them in a respectful manner at least while you’re still new to worshiping them (otherwise it is like running up to a complete stranger and acting like they’re your oldest/best friend - it’s off-putting, and it won’t be appreciated).
Give offerings: Gifts are always a good way to establish a positive relationship, it’s kind of like you’re making an investment in becoming closer with them - also, who doesn’t love receiving things?
Pray regularly: Don’t pray out of obligation, though - do it because you want to. Praying shows that you’re serious about establishing a connection/relationship with the god/s, and that you cherish a bond with them/they’re presence.
Show restraint: Don’t go all out dedicating your entire life and days to them just out of the blue - it rings of insincerity; How can you be dedicated to someone/thing if you have no knowledge of what/who it is/they are? You will know in time if you should make dedications and oaths - be patient.
Be Free: Prayer and worship should be defined only by what is best for you - allow your practice and faith to evolve and become whatever it is that you need it to be so that it is a positive and fulfilling force within your life.

I hope this is helpful to you
Hail!

anonymous asked:

Hello!!! So umm my sister and I were talking about Luffy and his personality and she brought up how she thought Luffy was ooc whenever he became serious. She said Luffy seemed to only be set up as a goofy, naïve boy so it's ooc when he becomes serious because there's nothing he has done to make it seem like he could be. I tell her that's just his character but I wanted to see what your thoughts were. Thank you ahead of time! *(*´∀`*)☆

I’ve written a whooooole lot about Luffy’s character in my time running this blog, so there’s plenty of things I can link you to that you and your sister might find interesting to read! But to talk about what your sister said first… 

First I found myself writing out a huge paragraph explaining everything about what goes into a character being OOC, but on second thought I just deleted it. I’ll cut to the chase a little more quickly and outright state that I think your sister is wrong about this. It sounds like she has decided that because Luffy is goofy and naïve much of the time, that’s all he can be. That people who are silly can’t also be serious, or that people who are gullible can’t also be perceptive. She’s decided that Luffy being goofy and naïve is more essential and fundamental to his character than the part of him that is serious. 

Luffy’s character has been established over the course of over 800 chapters now. That is a LOT of story. And this is something that have been very consistent about Luffy’s character. He’s been goofy and naïve ever since the beginning. He likes playing around and having fun, and he tends to believe whatever people tell him, and so he falls for things like Usopp’s lies and Moriah’s tricks. But when the situation calls for it–when the things he cares about are on the line–he’s going to get damn serious. This has been established about his character from the very first volume 

Luffy cares about things. There’s a lot of things he’s very amoral about, but he seriously cares about things like people keeping their promises, and doing right by their friends. We’ve even seen that this is something about Luffy that was at least partly influenced by Shanks. Shanks was the one who first showed Luffy that it’s good to be an easy-going, goofy person and to save getting serious for situations that call for it. Really, look at Shanks! 

He is a man who can go from literally crying from laughter over making fun of a child, to deathly serious when someone he cares about is hurt. Does the fact that Shanks is goofy means he can’t also be serious? And think about all the other One Piece character who are very similar in this regard. Ace, for example, is a goofball who does things like fall asleep while eating food, dine and dash and get thrown into rivers by angry villagers after he kicks a local doctor in the face because he mistook him for Blackbeard. And yet Ace will also rip anyone’s head off for insulting the people he loves, and he spent his entire life struggling with the idea that he was hated and unwanted and that his life had no value. And how about Brook? Brook loves making stupid jokes and burping and acting immature, but he also has suffered through indescribable loss and trauma and he will never forget what he has been through. 

Just because a character is goofy doesn’t mean that it’s unreasonable for them to be serious. People are complex. Real people are complex. And good characters are complex too. One Piece would be a seriously crappy story is its main character was just a idiotic, naïve goofball who never took anything seriously and no emotions other than being happy-go-lucky. There is honestly a lot going on with Luffy’s character, and it’s not right that someone should say that it’s unreasonable for him to get serious just because he’s also goofy. People are more complex than that. People act differently in different situations. Luffy getting serious when the situation calls for it is every bit as fundamental to Luffy’s character as him being silly when things are stress-free and he’s playing around with Usopp is. 

For some posts I’ve written analyzing Luffy’s character, take a look at these:

So really. There is a lot of layered content that has gone into Luffy’s character over the years. Yes, he is silly and loves goofing around and making jokes and taking things easy. And he’s gullible and falls for Usopp’s lies. But he is not a naive child who is incapable to being serious or having insight into things. There have been individual instances in which Luffy’s behavior when serious has felt a little odd to me, specifically this example from his fight with Don Krieg. Luffy’s lines in the scene I wrote about there felt a little inconsistent with how he usually acts even when he’s serious, so it stood out to me. However, the general matter that Luffy getting serious when what he cares about it on the line is a fundamental part of his character and has been established dozens and dozens and dozens of times. I don’t see how there is any way for anyone to argue that it’s ooc for Luffy to get serious. You might as well be arguing that it’s ooc for Luffy to wear shorts or something. 

Pilot

The writers keep saying that all this began in the pilot. Well, a lot of things began in the pilot, the story of GMW itself. But, we can enumerate some of the other things. 

1. Well, we saw this two girls who couldn’t be more different. One of them wanted to be like the other one. We know that was Riley. Riley, as we confirmed in GMNY, is the sense. And Maya, on the other hand, is the sensibility. In the pilot Maya was trying to teach Riley how to use her sensibility instead of her sense all the time. Because Riley always thinks too much, and Maya doesn’t think at all, as Riley said. After that Maya pushed Riley into Lucas’ lap in the subway. Later we saw that Riley didn’t stop Maya from doing her stuff and she got into troubles. So the situations in the episode confirms, that they need each other to balance their strongest qualities, which are sense and sensibility in Riley and Maya, respectively.

2. “History shows that bad things happen when you don’t know who you are”. Well, Cory said this in the pilot. Riley wanted to be like Maya, forgetting that the best thing for both of the girls is being themselves. So the identity crisis began here. Indeed, we’ve seen how bad things can go if you don’t know who you are. In GMYearbook the things started to get worst, when Riley tried to be different, Maya tried to be Riley and Farkle changed his style. At least, Farkle understood by the end of the episode that being a Farkle is not a bad thing, is just who he is, is what makes him unique. But Riley still has her insecurities. We’ve seen it in GMCory and Topanga and in GMRileytown, and even in GMTexas3. She is insecure about her relationship/friendship with Lucas and she is afraid of losing him. And then we have Maya, well, I think that since Maya “discovered” Riley’s secret, she started to confuse her feelings toward Lucas, and she realized it in GMNY, when she read the question during the Couple’s Game. In my opinion, she thinks she likes Lucas because Riley said that that’s why she cares so much about Lucas.  Again, we are seeing that both of the girls are struggling to know who they are. And to know who you are, you need to understand how you feel, and vice-versa. So, that’s why we have this mess, bad things happen when you don’t know who you are. 

3. Even if we haven’t seen Riley and Maya’s lives before the pilot, we know that they’ve been best friends their whole lives. And we know that Riley has a connection with Maya that she doesn’t has with someone else. In this episode a new boy appears in their lives to change everything. That began in the pilot, a new person who could have a strong relationship/friendship with Riley that only Maya had so far. I think that Lucas is the one who could put on test Rilaya’s friendship. Because the girls have never experienced other serious relationships beyond that established between Riley, Maya and Farkle. Since Farkle has the same interest in Maya and Riley, none of the girls feels that their friendship is threatened. But now that Lucas is in their lives, maybe Maya would need to deal with the fact that you can have strong bonds with other people, with a guy you like, for example, and still have a great relationship as the one she has with Riley. She needs to know that Rucas will never change what Rilaya have. I think that when all this mess ends they will know that, that no one could hurt what they have, because their bond is beyond every possible harm, those girls can overcome everything together. They just need to understand that no matter the relationships they have with other people, their friendship will be stronger everyday.  I think that could be a great lesson.

4. In the pilot, Riley established that the one thing she’ll always fight for is her friendship with Maya. That could be the clue in the pilot, but I’m not sure. I know this show is about friendship, specially Rilaya’s, but we’ve seen that their friendship will overcome every obstacle almost in every episode so that’s why I’m not convince that this is the clue. I hope the writers come with something bigger than that.

I could write more about this, but it’s too long already.

Aro/Ace/Smut-free fic rec

*Under construction

We thought us aro/ace spec people needed a place that gathered fics that have aro/ace spec representation, and fics that are smut-free and romance-free (we’re still working on this one).

We only rec fic that we’ve read, but don’t hesitate to send us suggestions, we’re always in need of new fics ! In order to make that list safe for sex-repulsed aces, we put warnings for sex in the descriptions. 

  • Ace by aclosetlarryshipper (32k)

It’s real. He can’t keep denying it. Denial has just made things more difficult. Acceptance is the first stage to anything.

Louis sniffles and pulls the sun visor down, flipping it open to reveal the mirror. He stares into his own icy eyes, grimacing at the red rim around the edges.

He tries to say the words, but they still feel too final and condemning.

or

The sexuality crisis you probably haven’t read.

Larry with Ace Louis. Warning for a brief handjob.

  • Ace 2.0 by aclosetlarryshipper (15k)

Louis is not the self-doubting, vulnerable boy he was in sixth form anymore. Louis is not the insecure young adult he was in university.

Louis is a man with a serious, recently established professional career. He’s a man with an engagement ring sitting hidden in an untouched encyclopaedia for his long-term boyfriend. He’s a man that’s been interviewed by important people. He’s a man who’s had people ask for his autograph while he walked through the street. He’s a man who’s already accomplished so much of what he wanted. And he’s only 23.

But that doesn’t change the fact that this, this fact about himself that he’s learned to keep very quiet, though not outright hidden, still has the power to move mountains within him. It still has the power to make it hard to look his boyfriend in the eyes without feeling like a trembling child. It still has the power to make his eyes tear up with the thought of the wrong person knowing too much and to make his stomach feel like it’s being punched.

or

The story of how Louis becomes the first outspoken ace celebrity.

Same verse as Ace. Warning for a brief blowjob.

  • Pi time by aclosetlarryshipper (17k)

Harry, 20.
Less Than 1 Mile Away, Active 1 minute ago.
I think when it comes down to it, I’m just looking for someone supportive. That’s all I really need in life. I know this is an app, but we can find people in all the most obscure places ☺ -H.S

or

Hot, hipster Harry from Tinder is nothing like Louis expected.

An allo Larry fic featuring aro/ace Ziall

Harry and Louis are the next big bang – a semi-famous photographer and recovering drug addict turned aspiring model taking the world by storm, one portrait at a time. Liam plays professional hockey for the Vancouver Canucks, Zayn is a #1 R&B artist (in Canada) and Niall? Niall works at a coffee shop called “Bean There” and no, he has not “Done That”.

Niall’s just trying to make sense of his own life.

At first, I wanted to say this was a story about struggling with depression and sexual identity, but in the end, I found it was less of a struggle and more of a daily grind.

So this is a story about living with depression and coming to terms with sexual identity.

OR

The story where Niall is asexual and depressed, and learns that these two things aren’t necessarily related, and that the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is actually just a pot of happiness.

Niall/Zayn/Liam with Ace Niall. Warning for a blowjob. 

Harry’s a flower child recluse and Louis punches people for money on weekends. Or, the one where Harry’s asexual and Louis loves him.

Larry with Ace Harry. Warning for a handjob.

In which Louis is aromantic asexual and doesn’t want to go to a wedding on his own, Harry charms the pants off of Louis’ family, and they spend a weekend playing Perfect Couple.

or

The one fake relationship AU where they don’t end up together.

Larry qpp with AroAce Louis & AroPan Harry. 

“I’m asexual,” he says, almost immediately, and four sets of eyes widen–he can feel the intensity of their gazes burn into his sides.

[Or the one where Niall comes out to his bandmates but doesn’t get quite the reaction he hopes for from one of them]

Ace Niall.

For the rest of the movie Louis barely pays attention. He’s too focused on the words that Harry said. They keep echoing in the back of his mind: There are people who don’t experience sexual attraction. That’s Louis. That’s what he’s got to be. He wants to know more. He wants to meet people who are like him, who know what it feels like and how confused and scared it makes him.

there are two things louis is confused about. the first is his sexuality, or lack there of? he guesses. the second is why all of a sudden he has feelings for his best friend.

Ace Zouis.

It’s always September First, the day everything starts to go bad. It’s the day the hollow feeling starts to spread, and he knows he can’t do anything about it. That’s the worst part, he would say. Felling all the emotions come slowly trickling back, and having no way to stop them. Louis can think of one way to stop them, but he knows he can’t do it like that.

The medication stopped working a long time ago, which left him alone to his own thoughts. That was a scary thing. Louis didn’t want to be alone, especially by himself. But he really didn’t want to drag anyone else into this, didn’t want to be a burden. He knew that when Spring came around, he would be getting better again. He just had to wait two hundred and ten days. Louis can do this, it’s not the first time, and it definitely won’t be the last.

OR- Louis has Seasonal Depression, and this is how he deals with it.

Aro Louis.

Harry is nineteen and thinks kissing is weird. This is his first problem, but certainly not his last.

Larry with Ace Harry. 

Harry doesn’t realize he’s announced that he’s asexual until he hears Louis ask, “Wait, what?”

There’s a reason Harry doesn’t drink much, and it might have to do with the fact that he always ends up blurting his secrets to people he barely knows. The fact that he proceeds to develop a crush on Louis? Well, he can’t really blame the alcohol for that.

Larry with Ace Harry.

Louis is a crazy homeless man who witnessed a murder and Harry is the detective working on the case.

No one is explicitely ace/aro spec but this is smut free. Larry.

I love this part of the season when everybody’s just on collaborating with each other trying to help each other out. When people don’t even have diamonds yet, people are very cooperative and it’s nice. It’s nice to see the friendship.
—  KermitPlays (x)

What I love about @screenshotsofdespair is that I’ll be scrolling through my blog and I’ll see a picture and think ha, that’d be great for Screenshots of Despair and then I’ll check the URL and see that it was them all along and that’s some serious identity-establishment if ever I’ve seen some.

How to make a long distance relationship last

A long distance relationship (otherwise known as LDR) isn’t for everyone and it really takes work from both parties. When I look back on my 2 ½ year long distance relationship there were some things that played a vital role in keeping the relationship healthy and exciting. So I’ve decided to create a list of my LDR tips.

1. COMMUNICATE- The most important part of any relationship is communication but with an LDR it takes a lot more work and is more meaningful. Why? Well it’s really easy to go a day or two without speaking to someone when you are able to see them on a regular basis. Communication should occur as often as possible even if it’s via text. When my husband and I first started talking we spoke every second of the day and would even lose sleep just to talk to each other. Okay.. Maybe we were a bit extreme and we’ve toned down since but what’s important is you make time to talk. None of this-“I’m gonna wait until he texts me” or “I’m too busy to contact her today” excuses. The reason communication is especially important for an LDR is because you cannot provide your partner with the same type of attention you would if you were physically there. All you have is communication, really.

2- MAKE PLANS- What are you going to do the next time you see each other? After all, time is a valuable thing to waste. Making plans can really help keep the relationship exciting because it gives you and your partner something more to look forward to. You also don’t get the opportunity to experience doing things together on a regular basis and it’s important you make this time to do those things when you see each other. Plans could be going to the movies, museum, dinner dates, zoo, ice skating, etc. My husband and I made a bucket list together and actually accomplished most of what was on the list.

3- SET GOALS- Where do you see this relationship going in a couple of months? Years? If you’ve just started dating you probably don’t have long term relationship goals because you are just getting to know each other. Once you’ve established a serious relationship it’s important to figure out where it is headed and when the distance will come to an end. If you need to finish school before then or have to move, you’ve got to start preparing for that.

4- GET SUPPORT- If you don’t have a friend or family member to support your LDR it’s important to find someone who does. There are plenty of support blogs & groups, especially for military relationships on social media sites including tumblr, wordpress, and Facebook. Even though I had many people who supported our relationship I found useful information from these Facebook groups. I had no idea what to expect dating someone in the military and had a lot of questions that no one I knew could answer.

5- BE INDEPENDENT- Just because you are in an LDR doesn’t mean you have to sit by your phone and wait for them to call you. One of the best ways to handle distance is to keep yourself busy and have a life of your own. This may mean going out with your friends, working, or going to school to better your career.

tweed was a fabric worn outdoors, for hunting or sports (or what rich people considered sport), and it was considered a fashion faux pas to wear it in the city especially if visiting serious establishments. it’s a bit like turning up at the morgue in your gym clothes.

“needs must when the devil drives” means that in times of desperation you do things you wouldn’t normally do, so basically quit dithering john because there’s no time to appease your fashion sense.

Really tho, the idea that Baby 5 was already well foreshadowed to be out of place in the crew because

  • She was mad Doflamingo killed her disgusting, predatory fiance 
  • Buffalo would borrow money from her
  • Trebol would make fun of her sometimes 

is just… terrible evidence. If that counts as SERIOUS, WELL ESTABLISHED FORESHADOWING that Baby 5 was out of place in the family and should want to defect, then guess what? We should expect Zoro to defect from the Straw Hats any day now. Because really:

  • His Captain is constantly doing stupid things that frustrate him
  • Nami has unfairly extorted him for money and favors 
  • their cook has put razor blades in his food and insults him constantly

But we don’t seriously think that Zoro should defect, do we? He’s been shown to be extremely connected with the crew, he would give anything to support Luffy, he’s been through so much with them, and all these admittedly bad things are just meant to be humorous things that don’t invalidate Zoro’s entire relationship with the crew. 

But Baby 5? Well, why should she care about her crew at all! Why shouldn’t she just defect at the drop of a hat? It’s not like she’s been with them for almost her entire life and was shown having happy times with them

It’s not like there’s a member of the crew who she helped raise as a little brother 

It’s not like she was shown to emotionally care for the members of her crew

It’s not like she literally killed someone once just for laughing at a member of her crew 

So really, why should she have ANY attachment to her crew? Clearly they went through nothing together and had no real connections and every moment with them was terrible. 

Alright, I’m done with the sarcasm. But let’s take a close look that the scenes wherein Baby was treated so badly by her crew

To begin with, we see that Baby 5′s anger at Doflamingo for killing her fiance was not justified. He was a predatory creep who was trying to take advantage of her. So Doflamingo killed him. Yeah, she was mad about it, but her anger was shown to be unreasonable and passed quickly. By the time they get to Punk Hazard and run into Franky, she’s already forgotten about it and never brings it up again.

Second, Buffalo is actually telling her directly right in these panels that her inability to say no is a problem. This completely contradicts Sai’s thing of “has no one ever tried to correct that attitude of yours?” Buffalo was doing that in his very first appearance, but Baby 5 didn’t want to hear it. Chances are Buffalo has told her that same stuff plenty of times over the years. Yeah, Buffalo still borrows money from her, but 1. it’s a joke, and 2. it’s not even a big deal. Baby 5 is a member of a filthy rich pirate crew. So what if she has a debt of 98 million? That’s nothing, and who is actually going to collect that debt from her? Who is going to come and demand that a member of Donquixote Doflamingo’s pirate crew give them money? No one, that’s who. Yeah, Buffalo borrows money from her like a lazy jerk. But they’ve been close since they were kids, Buffalo actively encourages her to fix her bad habit of saying yes to everyone, and her debt isn’t even a real problem. 

And lastly there’s Trebol, who has a problem with being a jerk who doesn’t know what personal space is (a problem he has with even Doflamingo himself), and she said to his face that he’s disgusting, but at the end of their interaction it was still made into a big joke of her wondering intensely if he needs her even though he was really just joking and making fun of her inability to say no (he doesn’t actually want to marry her–he’s making fun of her for saying yes to all these other random guys). So, Trebol is still a jerk. Baby 5 still doesn’t like him. But this is FAR from actual evidence that Baby 5 is treated so horribly by her crew that she should defect. How is Trebol invading Baby 5′s personal space and being an ass worse than Luffy, Sanji, and Usopp all peeking on Nami and Vivi while they were in the bath at Alabasta? How is it worse than Sanji trying to spy on Nami in the bath on the ship too, or playing with her body while swapped on Punk Hazard, or worse than Robin almost castrating Franky to make him join, or Sanji putting razor blades in Zoro’s food? 

Baby 5 disliking Trebol, getting unreasonably mad at Doflamingo for not letting her marry disgusting predators, and loaning Buffalo money were NOT serious depictions of Baby 5 being out of place in her crew. They were not. People focus on these things, blow them out of proportion, ignore the advice that Buffalo would give her, and ignore Baby 5′s entire history with her crew. If these tiny jokes are a good reason for her to defect from her crew, than practically every single Straw Hat should have defected already because almost all of them have had to endure worse from other members of their crew. Baby 5′s defection was not foreshadowed. All of her “legitimate” reasons for defecting were ham-fistedly crammed in to the story in just a single chapter. It was not built up in even remote seriousness. It came out of nowhere, it dismissed her entire history and demonstrated closeness with her crew, it did it in a way that neglected to actually focus on her and her thoughts and feelings, while taking away her agency, and instead made everything about Sai and how cool he was

(And these are the other posts I’ve made about this subject: herehere, here, herehere, and here. I’m pretty sick of talking about this, but especially do not message me about this unless you’ve read all of those too first.) 

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Ezra was inspired by the prompt huppahs. He has seen many huppahs while working as a wedding photographer. He is especially popular among the jewish population of Simcity. Ezras mother hopes that one day her son would meet a nice jewish girl and settle down. Ezra does get a lot of attention from the single ladies at the weddings and he likes flirting with them but he has a hard time establishing a serious relationship. In his free time Ezra enjoys photographing flowers, dancing to disco music and spending time with his dog.