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Finn rant

Okay, here goes. I wanted to take the time to summarize everything that I hate about the Star Wars fandom and it’s treatment of Finn. This is all stuff that has annoyed and in some cases offended me that I’ve had to look at for well over  a year since joining this fandom. This is also everything that I’ve felt like I had to keep my mouth shut about because it seems like most people in the Star Wars fandom have no problem whatsoever with.

If you disagree with me, that’s great, and feel free to message me why. If you feel offended, then unfollow me, because that’s what I’ve been trying to do for over a year.

SEXIST ONE-SHOT?

So the other day, a dear friend of mine told me that the finnreyfridays one-shot we were working on was sexist. Like actually sexist. Do you know why they told me it was sexist? Allow me to answer the question for you.



They told me it was sexist because the plot included Finn saving Rey. That’s why. I didn’t turn Rey into a helpless damsel-in-distress, I didn’t write Rey as a slutty scavenger who flirts with every guy she sees.


I wrote Rey as a skilled Jedi who was ambushed by Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren on a mission, and simply needed help. That’s it. It’s not an unrealistic situation at all, and Rey still got the upper hand on Kylo Ren. She was in danger and outnumbered, and Finn showed up and helped her.



And it’s became very clear to me that it offended my friend for one reason. That reason was that by simply because my having Finn rescue Rey, I apparently shattered Rey’s character and turned her into a helpless damsel-in-distress….


A few weeks ago there was photoset made by @shropshiregirl79 for finnreyfridays. It was a daily planet au with Finn as superman and Rey as Lois Lane. One of the pictures showed Rey in danger and Finn rescuing her, carrying her in his arms. Someone got mad about that and said they made Rey into a damsel-in-distress. 

Another situation arose where someone posted artwork of Finn and Rey as an old-style movie, with Finn a detective pointing a gun at someone while Rey clung to him. Once again, someone got mad and said it turned Rey into a damsel-in-distress. 

It’s become so taboo in this fandom just to have Finn saving, or even protecting Rey without people (probably white feminists) getting mad at it. Why is that? Is Finn’s only role only to be put in peril for Rey to rescue?

And if you’re one of the people who gets mad about that, let me ask you a question.
Would you be mad if it was Finn?



TROOPER IN DISTRESS

Here’s the deal. I joined the fandom well over a year ago. I can safely say I’ve read about

thirty to forty fics

where at some point,

Finn is inevitably captured or put in peril, and rescued by Rey or Poe.

I’ve seen

finnrey shippers

who supposedly love and appreciate Finn, joke around and call

Finn a damsel-in-distress (or trooper-in-distress)

and talk about how Rey does nothing but save him over and over, and everyone laughs and jokes about it.



I’ve read fics where on the off-chance that Finn does risk his life to save Rey, he gets criticized for it because he was being

RECKLESS and Rey HAD IT UNDER CONTROL. Seriously? Finn can’t even save Rey without it involving him being stupid or catching hell or it? 

It’s always, “Finn why did you do that?! You could’ve died!” instead of “Wow Finn thank you for saving me, I’m glad you’re okay. That was pretty brave.”

But nope. Can’t even have that. 

I’ve read fics where Finn is flat out tied up and gagged.

I’ve read a fics where Finn is captured, beaten, stripped down and hosed and left in a cell shivering in the corner helpless, wishing that Rey or Poe was there to save him (but it’s okay because ta-da they come to his rescue).

I’ve read a fic where the entire thing was just worshiping Rey. Literally. It’s Poe’s pov during a battle, and Finn is basically getting beat up and dragged away by stormtroopers, by the way that’s his entire role in the fic, just to get his ass kicked. He doesn’t do anything else.
So Finn’s getting beat up, and the rest of the fic is Poe being completely ENAMORED left in AWE by Rey’s amazing flawless skills fighting through the stormtroopers and kicking ass left and right and looking SOOO beautiful and graceful with her lightsaber and she rescues Finn and Poe thanks her and thanks her over and over again. 

That’s the entire fic. Kissing Rey’s ass and kicking Finn’s. And guess what? The readers ate that shit up. They loved it. 

So let me sum it up again. Finn can get beat up by stormtroopers, captured thousands of times, stripped, tortured, hosed down, and left shivering in a corner basically crying for Poe and Rey like bait, and people say that they appreciate Finn’s character for this? This is okay to everyone?

Yet if I write a one shot where Rey is outnumbered, defeats Kylo Ren but is then outnumbered and Finn comes to save her, then I’m destroying Rey’s character? Then I don’t appreciate her character? Then the entire one-shot is sexist garbage based on turning Rey into a damsel in distress?


Apparently so. Thanks fandom. 

Again, I’ve been putting up with this for over a year, and it took a lot of time for me to actually muster up the courage to rant about it. If this offends you, you’re probably apart of the problem.



Finnamon Roll?


Okay, another major trend I’m sick of is the constant EMASCULATION OF FINN. 
Let me sum up Finn’s character.  He suffers from trauma. He was taken away as a baby and raised to be a ruthless killing machine. He endured 20+ years of brainwashing, propaganda, and conditioning. He had no friends whatsoever (SLIP WAS NOT HIS FRIEND). He was the best stormtrooper cadet in his unit. He almost never missed a shot with a blaster. He was an outcast, and constantly criticized for having a heart.

In TFA, he suffers from trauma, is still an expert shot with a blaster, rescues Poe, keeps Rey from getting shot by stormtroopers, makes a tough decision to leave Rey because he knows what the First Order is capable of, and even begs her to come with him. He comes right back into the fight after seeing Hosnian Prime get destroyed, and is witnesses Rey get kidnapped by his worst nightmare. 
What does he do? He decides to help the Resistance, gives them vital information that only HE knew, volunteers to go to SKB. Captures Phasma and forces her at gunpoint to lower the shields, helps Rey escape from SKB, witnesses Han’s murder, watches Rey get slammed into a tree, before making the final decision to stand up to his worst nightmare, knowing he might die just to protect Rey. His last line in the entire movie is “Come get it.”


After summarizing his character, how come all I see on tumblr is “awwwwww look at my cute smol wittle Finny. He’s so harmless and adorable!!!” Like…excuse me? Is that all tumblr was able to get from that movie? So let me get this straight. Because Finn isn’t a cold-blooded murderer, he’s suddenly nothing but a squishy pile of hearts and flowers and sugar  who couldn’t hurt a fly? Really?

How come in most highschool aus, Finn’s portrayed as an overly-meek or powerless nerd? If anything, Finn would probably be a pretty strong guy who gets straight As and stands up for his friends no matter what. But that doesn’t mean he’s a bully either. 

This is what the fandom does with his character, instead of exploring the endless possibilities with his backstory and trauma. AND on the off-chance that someone writes an actual Finn-centric fic based on his backstory, it’s always just Finn and his stormtrooper buddies having a romance or exploring sex for some reason. We can’t even have a Finn story without it circulating around people he knows. It’s always about someone else at the end of the day.

What’s heartbreaking is that most of the things I’m complaining about happens in the stormpilot and finnrey ships (this is where I expect people to unfollow me). Like come on guys. I could see r/eylos doing this, but not you guys. You’re so much better than that. 


Space Prince Finn (More Emasculation)


Look, when I first heard the idea of Finn being a lost Prince, I was stoked. I was blown away. My reaction was,”Finally! This fandom’s actually given Finn something of his own! He could be royalty! How dope would that be!”

But…of course, this fandom has to take that amazing concept and uh…

Well, we ruined that too. We basically turn Finn into a jewelry stand, and a makeup model. Of course, I’m not saying men can’t wear what they want. If a man wants to wear makeup or wear jewelry, that’s completely fine and I encourage that. But here’s the issue. 

We constantly idolize Princess Leia and Queen/Senator Amidala because they are figures of royalty who can fight and take care of themselves, as well as look badass while they do it. 

So why is it that when we have Prince Finn, he’s once again, emasculated, put in dresses and given nail polish, lipstick, doused in glitter, and turned into a damsel-in-distress who not only needs constant rescue once again, but this time needs Rey/Poe as a bodyguard to protect him?

It’s a double standard. I’m sorry but you can’t praise Leia and Padme for being badass royals who don’t need protection, and turn around and make Finn the opposite. 

And again, it’s something that the fandom eats up for some reason. We’ll shun the Hutt-Slayer bikini (rightfully so. it’s disgusting), make it a point to make fun of the hutt-slayer bikini and constantly criticize it, yet draw Finn in it and everyone thinks it’s cute and hilarious. This is the shit that I’m sick of. 

Look at T’Challa, otherwise known as Black Panther. He is royalty, but he’s also very powerful, knows how to fight, is an amazing fighter, and is taken seriously. Very seriously. He is strong, brave, serious, and intimidating, yet he’s not a bully or a stereotype. 

THIS. THIS is what I expected Prince Finn to be. This is what Prince Finn would be if it were canon. He’d be a strong leader, handsome, noble, powerful, and intimidating. And he wouldn’t need constant protection from Rey and/or Poe. Especially not this constant emasculation and woobifying. 

We live in a day and age where Princesses are being portrayed as stronger and stronger, and are told that they can rescue themselves. So why is Finn being treated the opposite? Why is Finn being treated like he’s just there to look pretty for commissions and make out with Poe? Why does he need all-powerful Rey to always protect him? Why can’t he be taken more seriously?

I want you to think about this.



Deactivating

Okay. This was a lot to cover, and it’s something that’s been nagging at me for a while now. Look. I look up to Finn. I really do. He’s my hero. He’s the first main black lead in Star Wars, and that means the world to me. I want to see him grow and be appreciate and given an epic role moving forward, and I feel like the Star Wars fandom isn’t the place I’m going to find any of that. 



Not a day goes by where I’m not tempted to deactivate and walk away from the fandom entirely. There’s just too much shit Finn is put through that drives me insane. There’s too many things that I look at or read that make me feel like this fandom will never actually appreciate Finn the way the he deserves to be appreciated. Even the people who say that they love Finn tend to do this.



So I wanted to write this rant in case I ever deactivate because of this fandom. Just so you, the readers, can know why.


Thanks for reading. Means a lot. If you’re still wondering when the One-Shot is coming out, probably next week. I have to finish it on my own. 



~Storm



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Okay??? But??? Beauty and the Beast???

I just got done watching Beauty and the Beast, the new remake, with @icarus-will-rise and… wow… I think there were times I cut off the circulation in his hand I loved it so much

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
As usual, spoilers. This will be tagged as such tho.

• THE. CHOREOGRAPHY. AT. THE. BEGINNING. As a dancer, this was what made me instantly love the movie, like IT’S HISTORICALLY ACCURATE AND BEAUTIFUL AND??? WHY??? I LOVE IT SO MUCH
• C O S T U M I N G. I especially loved at the end that some of the servants still had face paint on their faces, like “oh yeah, that’s still there, it’s not like they’ve magically had their human faces cleaned while they’re not human or anything”
• speaking of the end, “Turn back into a clock. TURN BACK INTO A CLOCK.”
• and when the piano turned back he had no teeth? I approve
• also speaking of the end, HOT DAMN, Dan Stevens’ growl when Emma Watson asks him to grow a beard… like… damn… even @icarus-will-rise agrees that was hawt
• THE TRANSITIONS FROM THE HUMANIZED OBJECTS INTO NORMAL OBJECTS MADE ME CRY. Cogsworth not being able to talk, Mrs. Potts’ face disappearing, Chip’s dish shattering (I GOT SO SCARED), Lumiere and Plumette, the dog with his legs up, just, AH
• Okay, unpopular opinion here, I didn’t love the songs all THAT much. The originals are better. Emma and Dan definitely did a great job recreating the songs and all, but I think we can all agree the original “Beauty and the Beast” by Angela Lansbury smashes the new one to pieces, right?
• However, on that note, the new songs were pretty good and fit right into the soundtrack in everything from background music to lyrics. Evermore was good, but the one in the movie was def better than the credits one, I mean, come ON, guys.
• Okay, back to the movie–
• LeFou.
• LEFOU.
• L E F O U.
• Props to the casting director for ALL of his/her choices (Emma Watson could not have made a better Belle if she spent DECADES preparing for this role), but OH MY GOD JOSH GAD AS LEFOU.
• I don’t know WHO saw Olaf in Frozen and went, “This snowman would make a great gay sidekick for Gaston”, but whoever did, I love them.
• Speaking of LeFou, he went through some GREAT character development. From being completely obsessed with Gaston at the beginning (telling the Bimbettes they didn’t have a chance, talking to an imaginary Gaston in the mirror, calming Gaston down with thoughts of the war <which was HILARIOUS btw>, winking during “Gaston”) to actually having a backbone after they tie Maurice up in the woods (you can see him begin to shift his alignment, and lose his love for Gaston, there) to finally being like “yeah, screw this, Gaston wouldn’t save me from a falling talking piano with key teeth missiles, I'mma help the talking teapot spraying my fellow villagers instead”. I LOVED LeFou.
• You know who else loved LeFou? THE DRAG QUEEN. I know he’s either Tom, Dick, or Stanley, and @icarus-will-rise and I think it would be pretty ironic if he was Dick. I’ll have to check when it comes out on DVD since I wasn’t really paying attention, and by GOD I loved that little hint that they ended up together during the dance at the end.
• Anyway, back to the plot
• Those wolves were TERRIFYING
• Also, I don’t know about you guys, but instantly when I saw the beggar lady I was like “she’s gonna be important”. It was when she rescued Maurice I knew she was the enchantress in disguise, don’t ask me how, I just knew. They wouldn’t put a character in there randomly unless she was essential to the storyline, so I guess that’s why I guessed that.
• …did I mention LeFou was by far my favorite?
• But Emma Watson came in as a close second. By GOD, she was a great Belle. Her reaction to that library was tbh exactly how I would’ve reacted.
• Like I said, casting was spot-on amazing.
• You could FEEL the angst radiating off of Beast.
• Maurice was great, not as kooky as the original but I like him better as a sad artist.
• ^By the way, Belle’s parents’ backstory had me in tears. The plague representation was so accurate and answered SO many questions of mine.
• Also, Gaston was really good
• He actually tried to woo Belle a little instead of being like “I’m so great, you should totally marry me just for my looks and charm and hunting skills and my luxurious hair”
• He gave her flowers, sorta kinda pretended to be interested in her books, and seemed genuinely interested in saving her when the townsfolk were being mean so at the beginning I was sorta like “gee, why’s Belle being so rude and shit”, which was the only reason I didn’t like the change in Gaston’s behavior
• Then he started being a dick to her dad and I was like “whoops never mind”
• Umm,,, the fight against the villagers was really great?? Mrs. Potts seeing her husband (who was the citizen with the most sense, let’s be honest here) and falling from the chandelier, the boiling tea, THE DRAG QUEENS, Chip being a badass smol, Lumiere’s fireworks display, Plumette dusting people’s faces and the piano being heroic by trying to cover the door? It was A+
• Also “GRANDMOTHER?!?!?1?????!!??!!”
• Le Fou… the gay is strong with this one…
• Basically, I loved Beauty and the Beast’s live action remake, 10/10 would watch again.

• My only problem is her dress, really. My only GIANT problem, that is.
• They didn’t include the dog in “Beauty and the Beast” (the song), but fine, I’ll forgive that
• My major problem is that dress
• Okay, fine, it’s got the appliqués, but WHERE IS THE NECKLINE
• WHERE ARE THE CORRECT RUFFLES NOT THIS RUFFLE SHIT YOU GIVE US DISNEY
• We demand the truth
• (Side note: what is it with Emma Watson’s dresses being inaccurate in movies because this is now the second one???)

On Irene, Molly, And Mary...

Ah, these women! What more can I say? I love them and it’s the very reason why I feel like I needed to talk about them, especially in light of “recent events.”

Now, I would’ve included Mrs. Hudson, but everybody loves her (I’m pretty sure all of us have secret shrines dedicated to her) and in contrast to these three other women, I haven’t seen anyone talk sh*t about her. Maybe the reason why I’m writing this is that I feel like these special women also deserve the same recognition? Idk. As usual, I’m waffling. Haha. 

Anyway, going back to my point, I’m just going to start this ramble: 


Molly Hooper

Originally posted by warlorck

For someone who was intended to be a side character (since she was not a part of the ACD canon), Molly stood out because even before anyone else (even Lestrade who thought that Sherlock was a great, but not good, man in S1) saw the detective’s capacity for good, she was already there, admiring him. I honestly don’t think it was just his brilliance or his amazing cheekbones (lol) that captivated her, but it was the belief that Sherlock is something more than he what he leads on. He had his eccentricities, but she was able to look past that. 

And if there’s one thing that I found compelling about her, it’s her character development. She didn’t dwell on her unrequited love, she wasn’t a martyr, she dated other people (shoutout to Jim from IT), she called out Sherlock for being an arse during that Christmas (ASiB), and by season 3 and 4, she became an all around BAMF. 

So I don’t understand why I’ve seen people calling her weak. Because I personally believe that loving someone does not prevent you from being a strong and independent person. Molly never changed her ways for Sherlock. Sure, she swiped lipstick that one time, or she dressed up that Christmas, but it was to boost her own confidence. She knows that Sherlock doesn’t notice these things in a ‘I want to impress him’ kind of level, so I personally believe she was doing those things because she wants to – not for him, but for herself.

And seeing her in TFP hurt me like hell. She looked like she was having a rough day, and then Sherlock just pops in a request like that – it was disheartening to watch. But Molly Hooper handled it like a boss. Even if it hurts, she was in control of herself. She was angry, she didn’t want to be treated like a toy – she wanted him to know that saying those words are not and should not be easy. Even in pain and distress, she was able to teach Sherlock Holmes a lesson. 

So if that makes her weak, then they should change the definition of the word in the dictionary, because there’s a huge amount of courage in there. 

P.S. To be fair, Sherlock did say ‘I love you’ twice. Now, I’m an Adlock shipper, but so far, Sherlolly shippers had that dramatic Anderson-imagination kiss and two ‘I love you’s so cheers to y’all! 😉


Irene Adler           

Originally posted by i-am-adlocked

Queeeeeeeeeeeen! Okay, sorry! I just love this woman. 

Personally, I fell in love with the idea of Adlock ever since I first read A Scandal In Bohemia. I never liked my ships to be ‘canon’ in a way that they’ll run off into the sunset and be all cheesy, and that’s why Sherlock and Irene’s dynamic resonated with me so much. I do blame them for developing my now logical and complicated approach on the subject of love, but I digress. 

There has been a lot of criticism about the modern adaptations of Irene Adler, but I will simply focus on the BBC one for this post. Irene was, and still is, being reprimanded for being a dominatrix, but to me, it just made sense. Her initial role was to distract Sherlock and to lure him into unfamiliar territory, but sex isn’t the element that became the foundation of their relationship – it was their instant intellectual connection. 

And this is also the very reason why we’re not dismissing Irene or Sherlock’s sexuality in shipping them, contrary to the common criticisms of these pairing. Even if Irene is a dominatrix, sex isn’t really what they are about. I know I’ve stressed this many times, but Sherlock admitted that he is captivated by Irene (”Craving the distraction of the game, I sympathise entirely…” his words, not mine) and Irene was also very much smitten with Sherlock, so it may not be romance (or whatever it is that normal people do), but they are indeed attracted to each other in a very complex level that I think even they don’t understand. To add to this, we already have an entire discourse regarding Irene being “gay” etc. etc. which I think makes her even more amazing because she’s like f*ck all your stereotypes, I’m going to swing all ways possible and be badass at it and I can’t… I just can’t deal with that point even anymore… She is more than that frickin’ label, for God’s sake. 

Anyway, another commentary about Irene that pisses me off the most is the one about her being weak – again, similar to Molly’s. She didn’t ask for Sherlock to rescue her, and he absolutely didn’t beat her. In fact, he broke almost every single one of his personal rules when it came to her: flew thousands of miles to get to her, kept her Vertu (”If she’d left him, he would keep it. People do. Sentiment.”), thinks about her out of the blue, the TEXTING, and I could go on and on and on…. And she did make Sherlock “I haven’t begged in my life” Holmes beg twice in the most mundane, interesting, and sentimental way possible: “But I will have the camera phone.” “Please.”

This is a woman who can get by on her own, who has managed to stay alive despite the circumstance that she’s constantly on the run, and she is her own person, whether or not she has crossed paths with Sherlock Holmes. 

So to put this in full-circle, I’ll just say it again: QUEEN!


Mary Watson

Originally posted by docclara

I never really appreciated Mary’s character in the ACD canon because she was barely even there. It wasn’t even explicit if she died or not, but there was a line that expressed Watson’s bereavement, leading to that conclusion in the books. 

Frankly, just like Irene, I’ve been waiting for her character to make an appearance, and was almost settled by the idea that she might have been replaced with Sarah (John’s girlfriend in S1), but I still had my hopes up. So when she arrived in Season 3, imagine my excitement. 

But it wasn’t until that scene in TEH where she was obviously amused by Sherlock that made me love her. Now, just a quick segue, I’ve always hated Sally Donovan because she was cruel to Sherlock and she didn’t really seem to have a redemption arc unlike Anderson. She was a representation of the world that treats Sherlock Holmes as an outsider. And Mary wasn’t like that at all. She was accepting and understanding, and unlike the common cause of hatred towards her, she wasn’t keeping Sherlock and John apart. In fact, she was trying so hard to assure them that things are not going to change – that they would still be Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. 

Then we discover that she’s not as she seems, that she has secrets, and it explained why she cared for Sherlock– it’s because broken people try to fix other broken people through each other’s company. She was willing to compromise anything, she was greedy to not let John know, she was desperate which led to her shooting Sherlock – overall, her character has dimension. She’s not a bad or good, she has her own demons that she’s trying to overcome. When Sherlock told John that “you chose her”, it felt haunting because it resonates to our own horrors – we attract what we seek. And to me, it’s what made Mary – BBC’s Mary – a brilliant character. 


These are just a few reasons why I can’t accept any hate towards these characters, their roles in relation to Sherlock and John, or even hate addressed to the people who adore them. 

Overall, these three women were introduced to us in a sequence that also relates to Sherlock’s own development: Molly signified the value of trust, respect, and regard for his life; Irene embodied incredible wit, surrendering to the whims of sentiment, and finding a remarkable connection; and Mary provided the feeling of warmth, acceptance, and the balance between danger and redemption.

And again, dear haters, this is why they matter.

Leading Suspects

Summary: When an old friend in need reaches out to Katniss, she returns to the small town she swore she’d never set foot in again. Help Madge and then leave, she decides. But a murder investigation and one sheriff with stupid blue eyes and dimples all conspire to keep her where she thought she’d never want to be.

WARNINGS: RATED E for mentions of domestic abuse, character death, mild language to include racial slurs, an obscene love affair with coffee, and explicit sexual content.

This piece was lovingly crafted for my dear friend and beta, @peetabreadgirl, to celebrate her birthday. It’s based on a book I recently read and immediately had to Everlark because…well you’ll see. The book is Jed Had to Die by Tara Sevic. I am neither Tara Sevic nor Suzanne Collins and thus technically do not own the basic storyline or the characters. This is pure fun. Also, it’s multi-chapter, but they will be significantly shorter than my chapters usually are. Enjoy! Love you, PBJ! <3

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CHAPTER 1

There are few things a woman wouldn’t do for her one true love in this life. Maim, murder, wreck, and ruin. Because we all know that your one true love is reserved for that singular soul who inspires your heart and then protects it. Strong, dependable, forgiving, amazing. These are the qualities that garner affection. Especially at times when your love reliably comes through to rescue you from a horrible day. Enter Theo.

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Perfect - Reggie X OC

[A/N: Despite what this title of this fic is called it is anything but perfect! So this was a first attempt at writing some fluffy Reggie fic, I also went for an OC rather than a reader because it’s kind of my preferred style. It isn’t fully inspired by Ed Sheeran’s - Perfect however I did listen to it a lot whilst writing this fic! Also guys its like 3:30 am, I need some sleep. Without further ado.]

Word Count: 1979

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6

This scene for many was the moment their ship was born or validated; but for a moment let’s just look at what this scene meant to the characters.

Zuko, who so viciously guarded his scar in the past, is letting an enemy touch him. I know, I know. She needs to touch his scar to get a feel for the damage done; I know he understands that. Most profound to me though is the fact that his eyes are closed. This shows a great deal of trust. He is trusting Katara; and Katara, in turn, is trusting him. These two characters are so…amazing. Both Katara and Zuko have done damage to one another; yet, in this moment, they are allowing themselves to be vulnerable in front of one another.

Even when they are rescued, I’ve noticed that Katara steps toward him while Zuko kind of leans toward her. If they were doing something they felt they shouldn’t be, they would have leapt away from one another. Point is: this doesn’t feel wrong in any manner. They aren’t ashamed to be found so close to one another. ((Not that they really have a reason to be ashamed or to feel guilty.)) Katara isn’t ashamed to be caught helping Zuko.

After they are rescued, Katara watches Zuko as she walks away. She keeps her eyes on him until she physically can’t look at him anymore. I don’t know if she expected him to follow Aang and her or not, but she looks sad/disappointed as she turns away.

Zuko, however, adverts his eyes. He is still confused and seems to be slightly ashamed as he looks away. I feel like he was torn. On one hand, he knew which decision was the right one; but, on the other hand, his chase of the Avatar–his misguided journey to regain his honor–was so ingrained in him that it confused him. He was struggling between the right decision and the easy path. Maybe that’s why Katara looked so sad/disappointed. She saw that he was still confused, but hoped that he would make the right decision in the end.

((Sorry if this made less sense near the end. It’s 2 am where I am and I’m tired. So, I’m going to end this here.))

There are so many great fics out there that need to be recognized! If you find something you like on this list, be sure to show it the appreciation it deserves with likes, reblogs, and messages to the author! I hope you can find something to enjoy, and remember that if you’d like me to see your work, be sure to tag me in it!

Just a reminder that no all/mostly smut fics will be added. If they’re part of a series I will link non-smut parts.

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Animal

Originally posted by simondismydaddy

Kiseok loved everything about you. Your smile, your sense of humor, your strength, your kindness; but one of his favorite qualities was your selflessness and love of taking care of others. Watching you care for your daughter, watching you care for him, watching you care for the other members of the AOMG family and their own respective families; it made him fall more in love with you every day.

However, that love and that desire to take care of anyone that needed you was something that often led to Lucy-esque feats of mischief.

He’d come home to find animals of all shapes and sizes inhabiting your living room. He’d come home to see dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and even a deer once enjoying your love and attention. There had been times where you hid the animals from him and he never would’ve found them if it wasn’t for your daughter telling him just how cute the new puppy was.

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On reverse retellings-gender swap

Here on tumblr we’re comfortably throwing around (and taking in) ideas that stretch the mind, and attempt to cross the boundaries of society confines and stereotypes. Which is cool, but sometimes it can get a bit… detached from the actual real world that we’re trying to change (but still, lardely, haven’t, cause change is hard, if not impossible.)

So, basically, tumblr-land can be miles away from the whole rest of the land. It’s important to remember that this is a place of ideas, but not of the realization of these idas. That happens in the outside world, the real world, known also as

Originally posted by 8octopie

Yeah.

Immediately you’re going: “Oh no, don’t ruin it. Don’t expose it to THEM. THEY don’t get it.”

But they must. Just whining to each other on here, although fun, won’t change anything. Going out and doing stuff will.

So, let’s do an experiment, shall we?

We shall.

Originally posted by blunt-science

(Trust me, I’m a physicist.)

Let’s take this (amazing, if I say so myself) idea: A reverse retelling of Jane Eyre.

Originally posted by shosakurai

(yum)

Points:

She is the one with the sercret, mad spouse hidden somewhere, thirsting for her flesh.

She is the one who wanted to grasp that little glimpse of happiness with another man, even though she knew if was forbidden.

She is the one who has to be set on fire (both metaphorically and literally) before she can be free of her demons.

She is the one who needs to be rescued from the horrors of her own life, and they both have equal flaws and good things to bring to the relationship. (In the book, Rochester needs to be freed of his wife, but other than that he’s supposed to bring more to the marriage, not morally, but materially.) In this reverse story, they are equals morally. Although she’s still kind of poorer, so that stays the same, as do a lot of other things, (because Charlotte is a genius and that story is already waaaay ahead of its time, and people would probably hate SO much on it because of feminism and stuff, but they can’t cause it’s a classic and you go, girl.)

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What if he, in reverse, has had a sad, emotionally abusive childhood, and has lived a dry, melancholy life? While drownig in riches (nice contrast there). 

What if he is the unspoilt one, has never given his heart to any woman, nor has be promised marriage to one, although he’s had women salivate after him for years?

What if he is the one who has to come back to her in the end, and find her ruined, and promise to her that she is more worthy of him now than she ever was?

What if he has to rescue her morally and emotionally as much as she? (That’s the only thing that doesn’t happen in the book, Jane is the moral anchor throughout, and he’s trying not to drown in the sea of his sins. But what if she is a sinner too?)

What if, in short, the roles are reversed? What if the woman is the one with the guilty secret? Is she then worthy of love? Do we even dare to consider it? What if the man is left bewildered and wondering if she likes him AT ALL, and asking her to trust him with her secrets, and left at the altar (or near it)? What if he is the second man in her life (the non-virgin antitrope -is that even a word? Now it is) but she the first woman in his?

What if the man, for once, is not the one in need of emotional rescuing, but does the rescuing himself, even though he isn’t qualified to do it? But he becomes someone who can lead them noth to a stronger moral standard. He isn’t the rescuer, but he BECOMES the rescuer. Because there’s nobody that will save him, if he won’t do it himself. That’s what I’m talking about. What if he is their only hope of ever working things through?
What if she is good and kind and faithful, but maimed? Ruined? Is it good/romatic/relatable that he should want her at all? And is she in a place to even be attracted to him, after what has been done to her?

What if they are both ruined, the girl as well as the guy?

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Well, I’ll tell you what happens then.

People don’t GET IT. Most people. Some do. And yay. But most don’t get it. (Or if they get it, they don’t like it.) Ewwwww why isn’t she pure? Ewww she’s married, I don’t read books about girls like THAT. Ewwwww that’s not a heroine, that’s a *** Ewww why would he want her? Ewww Eww Ewwwww

Yeah.

In case you don’t realize what I’m talking about yet, it’s not ok for a woman to have a dark secret, to need rescuing, to not hold herself to a higher moral standard. All the things that make us go “my poor baby” for Rochester, would make us go “ewwwww” for Jane.


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That’s gender swap in the real world, my friends. How do I know that? Because of this. I did it, you see. I did the experiment. And I am thankful every day for people who GOT the story from the first second, like @tea-books-lover @velutluna @pagesfullofstars @celebangel @bassguitarwitch and soooo many others who beta-read, reviewed, or just plain encouraged me with this outlandish idea.

Because, let me tell you.

I’ve gotten hate. (The ewwwws we were talking about, see above. So many EWWWS)

Originally posted by sheepy-shenanigans

ewe? close enough. 

I’ve even seen people read the synopsis and go, why would I read a book about a heroine like that? I don’t read books about ruined heroines.

People message me (most of them don’t dare post reviews) telling me they loved the writing but WTH? I reply, it’s reverse. They say ewww the heroine isn’t pure. I say she’s like Rochester, he isn’t pure. They say well, yeah, but he’s a guy. It’s ok for the man. That’s not a Jane Eyre retelling (A LOT of them don’t even get that. They don’t even recognize the Jane Eyre plotline or the characters once I swapped the genders. I mean it when I say it’s a different world out there, you guys. People have no idea. No. Idea.) I say -I usually say nothing, or just bye, but if it’s a nice person who wants answers, I reply- it’s the same story, governess goes to work for rich dude, mad spouse, fire, impossible love, morals, wedding stopped, the works. But it’s reverse.

There’s even lines in the book that are a direct nod to the masterpiece.

“You are my bright angel.”

“You can be mended, if once you were ruined.”

“Take off your mask, little ghost.”

“You tranfix me quite.” (Ok, that’s a lie, I didn’t put that last one in, just love it.)

Aaaaan feels.

Anyway, I am really happy with how this story turned out (and a lot of other people are happy too, it seems -yay- special thanks to the person who left this

 in lieu of a review, you’re my favorite thing in the world, person). And if I can do a TINY BIT to bring about some change in this world, then:

1. Books are the way to do it (or one of the best ways, subtle but powerful), I really believe this, and history backs it up.

2. I am proud and happy and blessed.

3. I don’t mind the occasional thick head trying to push itself into my inbox. Maybe it’s the sign of someone trying to wake up. Or refusing to wake up. But you know what? Something made them almost wake up. And if that something was me… then that’s all I can ask for.

Anyway, I jsut wanted to share a bit of my experience on “the other side”, which something actually went out and did in real life. It changed me in so many ways, and I really hope it might have changed someone else too. Even the littlest bit.

I always reblog reverse story ideas, and now you know why they’re so close to my heart, but I wanted to share my story of actually going out and DOING THE THING. You should always do the thing, even if you’re scared. Also, if you’re scared, I’m here. Talk to me. I know about scared.

Which brings us to:

Write.

Originally posted by lamefreek

Read read read

Then write write write.

Then repeat.

Learn the rules, and break them. Like Charlotte did. Like a boss.

Let’s keep writing new things, let’s break the rules, let’s be respectful and educated, and then let’s think outside the box. Let’s RUIN the box (see what I did there? Pun, anyone? No? Ok.) 

Who’s with me?

(Also, if you happen to be with me not only on the swap gender ranting thing, but on the feels, here you go:)

Guys Anastasia was awesome here's post with minimal spoilers:

-I was in the front row and it was awesome.
-so Dmitry’s past with Anastasia is a little different but imo it makes the moment Anastasia realizes who she is even better a thing happens and it made me cry.
-Rasputin was cut along with that bat (thank god) and replaced with a man named Gleb, who’s father was one of the men who killed the royal family and he has this thing about being his father’s son.
-THE SET oh man, so if you saw pictures of the curtain you see it has snow, THAT SNOW IS MOVING. Anyways, it was mostly computerized screens, and it was so beautiful, because the scenery, like on the train, was moving.
-for Once Upon a December, they’re in the heart of St. Petersburg, the scenery goes BLACK AND WHITE during the song, and fades away to the ballroom. SO GORGEOUS.
-it’s a lot darker than the movie, which I like, more focus on the communists and all that.
-The costumes man.
-this is a separate bullet point to call attention to Derek Klena’s dimples. Ok moving on
- if memory serves me, in the movies she’s called Sophie, but she’s called Lilly now and she has SOME GREAT NUMBERS. She and the actor who played Vlad were HILARIOUS.
-when the Empress says she’ll see no more fake Anastasia’s, she has this song and little Anastasia looks in through the window.
-I cried. So much.
-before they leave Paris there’s this GORGEOUS song and Christy Altomare (Anastasia) is crying and whoops now you are.
-the ending is so so amazing, she has this stand off with Gleb and it’s pretty badass and I LOVE THIS ENDING.

I STAGEDOORED AFTER
And I just gotta say Christy Altomare is actually a princess, the guy who played Vlad smiled when he saw me and was like “WHAT’S UP FRONT ROW!” And it made me so happy.
When I asked Derek for a selfie he was so nice and it was really windy and my playbill fell out of my hand before I took the picture and before I could pick it up he said “to the rescue!” And got it for me, and if I wasn’t already a little in love with him I WOULD’VE BEEN THEN.

Anyways, I can’t wait until this beautiful beautiful show opens on Broadway.

Devils’ Trap

Devils’ Trap Part 2

Characters- Sam, Dean, (female)Reader

Pairings- None

Summary- Canon fic: Sam and Dean rescue the reader from demon possession and realize she could hold valuable information- if only she could remember …

Word Count- a little over 4k

Warnings- Canon-typical action violence; Mild (censored) language

A/N- The second (final) part to my first spn fanfic. I was less confident about this part, but here it is. It has its moments. Feedback is welcome (please keep comments constructive)

First Part Here

Thanks again to my patient and generous betas @jalove-wecallhimdean, and @deals-with-demons

To @seenashwrite and @neversatisfiedgirl, who are two of several amazing writers that inspired me and who were cool enough to read the first part and make me think they might want to know how it ends.

To my CAH peeps. I just really wanted to shout out to you guys (I’ve probably forgotten some of you though, sorry!). Do not feel obligated to read it, but know I think y’all rock :) @hamartiamacguffin, @avasmommy224, @amanda-teaches, @niamandthings, @greeneyesinlaceandangelsgrace, @luciisthebest, @idreamofhazel, @castielhasthetardis, etc.

And to @whovian1077 for these amazing late-night fandom chats



   (Y/N) leaned her head against the car window. This was torturous. She wished she knew what was going on in there. Checking the phone for the dozenth time revealed that only eight minutes had passed. She groaned in frustration and went back to staring out the window.


   She wasn’t sure if she’d started to doze off, or if it was her worry for the guys, or something else, but she suddenly caught a flash of some images from when she was possessed. They were bad; they’d been buried deep. 
She sat bolt upright. It was a trap. She’d led them straight into it.
  And what could she do about it? What could she possibly accomplish by going in there besides getting herself killed? She’d promised anyway …
  Maybe she should call the sheriff? Yeah, and get someone else killed too, brilliant plan.
  If Dean was alive he was going to kill her himself, but she was not going to sit out here safe and live happily-ever-after knowing she caused their deaths- no, that would be the worst possible thing that could happen.
  Her hand shook on the door handle, but her thoughts seemed oddly calm now that she’d made up her mind. She made for the closest door, the one Dean had chosen. She was pretty sure it led straight to the basement.
  She eased it open and peered in. Slipping through the opening, she painstakingly closed the door behind her, hoping the soft click would not carry.

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The Contest-Part 7

To celebrate Supernatural’s 15th season, the producers have decided to hold a contest to cast an unknown in a recurring role as Sam’s rumored love interest. They are doing open casting calls all over the country. Your best friend Nikki wants to go and she drags you along.

Characters: Reader, Best friend Nikki (OC), Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Cliff, Emily (OC) other Supernatural cast and crew

A/N: This is my first attempt at writing about Jared and Jensen and the show.  Please be gentle as I am a delicate flower LOL.  For the purposes of this story, Jared and Misha are both divorced.  No hate please! I’m sure Gen and Vicki are lovely!

Part 1 (all parts are linked)

I felt Jared tense beside me.  For a brief second, I didn’t know what to say or do. When I looked over at Jared, he was opening his mouth to say something, so I kicked him in the shin.  He snapped his mouth closed immediately.

I looked at the interviewer and laughed.  “I WISH we were an item!  I mean, LOOK at him!  I’m flattered that people are gossiping about us already. It’s good buzz for the show.  I must be better at this whole acting thing than I thought.” I winked at Jared and he gave me a big smile. 

The show’s publicist rescued us and said we were needed in wardrobe so we had to go.  We both jumped out of the chairs so fast Jared actually knocked his over. We got out of there as quickly as we could.  I could hear the publicist chewing the girl out for asking me such an inappropriate question.

Jared turned to me as we were walking.  “You are amazing, you know that? You handled that like a pro. She totally blindsided you.  Your answer was perfect.”

“I just told her the truth.”  I said, and I ducked into wardrobe before Jared could say anything.

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anonymous asked:

hi!!! so without being too biased bc i mean, obviously you'd probably say all the good stuffs abt todomomo but how popular is todomomo in the fandom? And also todoroki and momo individually? i'm new to the fandom and i just wanna know how well my otp/fave characters are received. esp shouto. i love him too much

*Cracks knuckles* alright lets get down to businessssss

WELCOME TO THE FANDOM! WEEEWOOooooo! Thats my happy shout. anyways. Todomomo, unfortunately, is definitely not as popular as I’d hope it to be. I mean compared to Tododeku, Kiribaku, Kamijirou, Izuocha, Kacchako, its one of those ‘rare pairs’ in the BNHA fandom. 

Having said that, I think todomomo has potential to grow though. Even now I can see there is soooooo much more enthusiasm in the todomomo tag plus wayyyy more people who ship them now in contrast to before. Back when I first started this blog, it was like ded silent in the tag. Except for a few blogs like wr3h, natsv, akeemi, openforth (from the top of my head those are the ones I remember) who were actually active in the tag. So don’t give up on todomomo; its expanding like cray now. ALSO, CROSS FINGERS THEY ANIMATE THEIR FIGHT AGAINST AIZAWA.

Todoroki Shouto is smothered with love here so no worries about that. He’s def gonna be a fav character in bnha (at least top 5) for the rest of the series I think. 

Momo on the other hand has less fans. I think ‘cas she’s rarely shown in the manga. Tsuyu and Ochako are pretty much the main girls and I doubt that will change unless there’s an arc where Momo exclusively works with Midoriya. More people seem to keep Momo in mind now that she was involved with the rescue bakugou arc. so woop woop for that!

Fun fact: I think Japanese fans really do like todomomo though especially ‘cas of the drama cd (if you haven’t listened to the drama cd where they go to the festival and see fireworks then you should, let me know if you need the link to the translation etc) 

Search up  轟百 on google and you’ll get a lot of amazing japanese fanart/ doujinshi scans for those two. 

I’m gonna be keeping an eye out for yaomomo merch when I stay in Japan so that could be a gauge on how well-received she is there. 

thanks anon for the ask! I hope you like my long ass answer haha 

UPDATE: @itsmyfandomandilikeit was kind enuf to share that todomomo is way more popular than i actually thought cas of recent reddit polls (actually hit #1 for one of the polls with a sample of 1000 participants) wowzzz!

i dont typically dream normal average life kind of stuff so pls imagine my delight when i dreamed i was dating a girl!!! we were walking down a boardwalk & we stopped to watch smth that is definitely more like my normal dreams - a courtroom situation, taking place on a houseboat, presided over by a very bored looking judge who was dressed in the most immaculate get up. she disembarked from the houseboat, striding up the gangway & my girlfriend & i waved & told her she did an amazing job. she sighed & walked away. we continued to walk. i remember also that there was something involving a rescue, but can’t recall the details. whatever it was, we ended up at my place. she was standing on one side of a ping pong table & i was on the other. not even the opposing ends like we were playing, we were just standing on the long sides of the table staring at each other.

“do you love me?” she asked. i somehow knew that this had been a long time coming. that i had been dating her but there was something else that occupied me. part of me that knew it was a dream feels bad. either real me doesn’t love her like she deserves, or dream me has put a divide between us. maybe i took the place of the me that was there originally. im not sure.

“i like you,” i told her & she nodded, like she too knew the answer had always been that. “i want to keep going, i think we can build to love.” i also really wanted to see her smile : but i wasn’t sure if it was because i wanted her to be happy, or because the guilt was weighing a little heavy. “you’re funny and smart and you’ve got the best ass i have ever seen in my life,” i told her & its true but i also think it must’ve been a running joke with us, because she grins first, broad & amused like she’s heard it a hundred times, & then she laughs. “i know it’s not what you want to hear,”

“it’s okay,” she said. “we can keep trying.”

there’s some other stuff i don’t remember: someone sitting on my back & grabbing a handful of my hair, laughing when i tell them to let go, & they snip off a handful & apparently immediately regretted it because they fled & i sat on the floor of the room & when my girlfriend returned she looked upset & suspicious & i didn’t know how to tell her that i hadn’t let someone else cut my hair, that it had happened by accident; my girlfriend & i walking into my bedroom & the “let’s keep trying” obviously hadn’t worked all that well because she’s sitting me down & we’re breaking up & isn’t that just some bullshit. the first time i get a girlfriend, fake as she might be, & we are breaking up; & then im casing out a floor of a building & slipping in through the window & there are people there - u never said there would be people here, Jonesy! but he didn’t know either & our comms go down & the whole bloody sting has been a setup but i can see the shipment we were after & it looks real enough so into the line of fire we go, & im pinned down against a wall & there she is.

the judge.

she looks different in the uniform - plain black & deadly, im sure, & she’s taking My shipment but that stupid queer part of my heart is not as displeased as it should be. she looks like she’s having fun, she’s not bored anymore. she still looks immaculate.

Admiration

Title: “Admiration”

Pairing: Nalu

Rating: K

Hello, hello! Currently in the midst of transferring my fics from my other account to this one, so my other account can be deleted. I hope you enjoy. :)


“Natsu Dragneel! Natsu Dragneel!”, the reporter from Sorcerer Weekly jogged up to the salmon-haired man.

He’d been following him quite literally ALL day long.

Natsu sighed and turned towards the scrawny man. He fiddled with the several bags of groceries he held in both hands. He just wanted to get back to Lucy’s apartment. He didn’t have time to dabble about and talk to random people, let alone a reporter. Those guys could go on forever and ever, it’s like they never shut up with the questions!, he frowned, groaning internally. Lucy was expecting him back with the groceries any minute, she’d be upset if he wasn’t there soon. Especially considering she was already pissed at him for raiding her fridge again.  “What’s up?”, he questioned, trying to sound as nonchalant as possible about this whole thing.

The man toyed with the pen and noteback he was holding, uneasy as can be talking to such a strong mage. “Um…Uh…sorry I’m a little nervous, this is my first time out in the field gathering information for articles.”, he cleared his throat timidly and adjusted the glasses sitting on the bridge of his nose, “I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions about some of your friends from Fairy Tail?”

“Uh…Sure why not? Shoot.”, Natsu shrugged indifferently and set the bags of groceries onto the ground next to him.

Hopefully Lucy doesn’t kick me too hard for being late, Natsu shuddered at the thought. 

The reporter cleared his throat once again, “Alright, my first question is from a fan. They want to know…Who in the guild do you want to fight the most?”

“Hm…”, the dragonslayer tapped his foot as he thought of his answer then started cackling loudly, hands crossed over his stomach as he doubled over from the laughter.

The reporter stared at him wide-eyed, confused by the sudden burst of laughter, “Um, sir, is everything alright?”

Natsu’s laughter had reduced to light chuckles as he wiped the tears away from the corners of his eyes, “Sorry, sorry! I just, when I was thinking about that I remembered about much I really wanted to kick Metal-mouth’s ass, but then I thought about it more. What if, and hear me out, what if I kicked Pervy Popsicle and the Iron Idiot’s asses at the same time!?”, his laughter increased in decibels again at the image.

He could just see it now, Gajeel and Gray begging for mercy as he gets ready for a Fire Dragon Ro- “Sir. I don’t really think that qualifies as an answer…the fan asked for one person…”, the scrawny man carefully attempted to persuade him into picking a different answer.

Natsu tsked and shook his head, standing up fully with a toothy grin, “Now I would disagree! Just imagine how hilarious it would be to see both of them running away after I shove their heads up their-“

SIR! Please, just choose one.”, the reporter begged as he rubbed a hand down his face in irritation.

The salmon-haired man mumbled a few obscenities and crossed his arms, “Fine.”, he stated with his upper lip out in a pout before smiling widely, “I’ll choose, Erza! I’m going to beat her in a fight one day, you know.”

The lanky reporter face-palmed at his answer, “Okay okay…next question…”, he sighed before he continued, “This one is from another fan, she wants to know who your best friends are.”

“Oh this one is super easy!”, Natsu exclaimed, “Happy and Lucy are my best friends!”

“Is that so?”, the reporter nodded appreciatively that Natsu had finally given him a straight answer as he scribbled down his responses on the notepad he held, “Well, then that should make answering this next question super easy for you. A fan wants to know what you think of Lucy Heartfilia?”

The fire mage burst out into laughter at the mention of his best friend, “Luce is such a weirdo! You know, she only sleeps on the left side of the bed? She says it’s because she likes to be right next to the window so she can look out at the stars, but I personally think she does it cause she’s strange.”, he stated as if he had just pointed out something completely legitimate.

The reporter leaned in a little, “Are you saying you sleep in the same bed as Lucy Heartfilia?”

“Yep!”, he answered casually and grinned widely, “Oh! Oh! You know what else she does that’s weird? She always writes these stories about princesses meeting their prince charmings and living “happily ever after”. Why would you want a prince charming anyways? They’re always so snobby and annoying. Plus, they smell bad. I’ll be damned if I let her end up with some rich bastard”, he made a disgusted face to emphasize his words.

Intriguing…, the report contemplated before asking his next question, “I see…Well who do you propose Miss Lucy finds to spend her “happily ever after” with?”

Natsu tapped his chin as he worded his response in his head before answering, face suddenly turning serious, “Luce…Luce deserves someone who appreciates her for who she is. She needs someone just as weird as her, a person who will accept her odd shower times. They have to be willing to fit in with her weird eating habits, and she has some weird eating habits. Let me tell you, she is only person I know who won’t eat the skin on her chicken, or she even won’t eat the crust on her sandwiches. I have to make sure the syrup is cold for our pancakes, otherwise she won’t eat it. Sure, it gets annoying sometimes, but being a fire mage kind’ve helps I guess.”, he chuckled to himself not realizing how off track he’d gotten.

“Sir, you went a little off topic. Do you mind starting where left off originally?”, the reporter asked politely, but inside he wanted to smack Natsu across the face and tell him to take this more seriously.

“Oh yeah! What were we talking about? Sorry about that…”, he rubbed the back of his head bashfully.

“You were telling me about the kind of person miss Lucy Heartfilia deserves…”

“OH! So anyways, like I was saying, Luce deserves someone who isn’t afraid to walk through fire for her, someone who would walk through hell and back to save her. She needs someone who is able to find something to do on their own for a while because she really needs those couple of hours to read to herself. That’s something I’m not very good at. She gets mad at me because I constantly beg her to do stuff when all she wants to do is sit in her room and read, but I guess I’m really lucky that she just brushes it off…”, he paused for a second as a blush began to form on his cheeks and spread up to the tips of his ears, “She really is an amazing person…I don’t deserve her friendship, let alone to spend the rest of my life with her…”

The reporter frowned at the end of his response, “Why would you say you don’t deserve her? I’ve heard of all of your valiant rescues, and from what you’ve told me, your relationship already sounds like what most married couples’ relationships sound like.”

Natsu frowned, “I don’t deserve her because I’m always in her personal space; reading her letters to her mom, reading her book, sleeping in her bed without her permission. I’m more of a pest than anything.”

“I would have to respectfully disagree with you, sir. Sure, the things you do may be annoying, but in every relationship there are going to be things the other person does that you just don’t like or agree with. It is very obvious how much you care for this woman, and I think it would be a shame if your love were left wasted.”, the reported finished with a nod.

Natsu beamed at the man, “You’re right! I need to show her how much I appreciate her! Starting with telling her it’s okay to to sleep on the left side of the bed, that I love her no matter how weird she gets as time goes on.”, he paused and thought of something for a second then broke out into a series of chuckles, “Can you imagine how many wrinkles she’s going to have when she’s an old lady? I’m totally gonna make fun of her for it, so will Happy! He’ll really let her have it!”

“Sir, with all due respect, don’t you think that’s a little harsh…?”, the reporter pointed out.

Natsu snickered, “Nah! Lucy’ll be the most beautiful, wrinkly old lady ever! I can’t wait to tell her every single day of our lives how gorgeous and amazing she really is!”, he grinned his megawatt smile and bent down to pick up the groceries he’d been carrying, “Thanks for the advice, Mr. Reporter-Guy! See ya!”

“Wait, Mr. Dragneel, I have a few more questions for you!”, the man shouted, but it was no use, Natsu was already halfway down the street.

The reporter smiled softly, “Good luck, Natsu Dragneel.”, he whispered and flipped his notebook closed, putting the pen in the rings before shoving his notebook back in his bag and briskly walking away. 


Natsu slammed open the door to a certain apartment on Strawberry street. “LUCYY!!!!”, he bellowed into the empty kitchen and set the grocery bags onto the big kitchen table.

“LUCY WHERE ARE YOU?????”, he tried again, a loud bang and a yelp sounded from Lucy’s bedroom.

He quickly ran through the kitchen and the living room, being careful not to run into anything. He reached the closed door to her bedroom and held up his fist to knock, but he hesitated and reached for the doorknob instead. “Lucy…? Is everything okay in there…?”, he questioned and turned the knob, opening the door slowly.

It was an absolute disaster. The floor was covered in crumpled up pieces of paper, glitter was quite literally everywhere, in every single nook and cranny. The room smelled of something weird as well, something he’d certainly smelled before, it was tangy but the kind of tangy he never wanted to smell again. Then he saw her, sprawled on the carpet covered in glue and rainbow glittered, and the realization hit him that she had been trying to make something. “It looks like a glitter monster just rampaged through your room and beat the shit out of you!”, he burst out into a fit of laughter, pointing at the obvious mess she was in.

A kick to the face had shut him up very quickly though, knocking him flat on the ground. With that, Lucy took her place back on the rug and gripped a piece of paper next to her. It appeared to have something written on it in bright red and orange glitter. She silently scooched herself forward and held the paper out to him. Natsu hesitantly grabbed the paper from her hands and held it to his face to read it.

I’m sorry.

He stared at her wide-eyed, confused by what she’d given him. “Why’re you sorry, Luce? And why did you just to apologize with glue and glitter? You never make crafts. You always say it’s too childish.”

She only blinked at him for a few seconds before launching herself into his arms, knocking him back once again, “I’m sorry I got so angry at you for eating my food again…I overreacted. I asked everybody from the guild what I should do to apologize…This was Erza and Happy’s idea. I objected at first, but Erza started to pull out her sword and I didn’t want to get sliced into a million pieces.”

There was another thing he admired about her, the way she was always able to forgive somebody even if they didn’t deserve it.

He chuckled at her and wrapped his arms around her shoulders, “Nah, Luce, it’s fine. I understand why you were mad. I would be mad too if somebody stole my food!”

She giggled softly and gave him a knowing smile, “You would…”

Natsu cleared his throat and pushed her back ever so slightly to look into her deep chocolate eyes. “Hey, Luce…”

“Yes, Natsu…?”, she stared at him perplexed.

“I need to tell you something super important.”, Lucy began to speak, but he quickly silenced her, “Just sit there and listen. I just want to start off by saying that it’s okay that you are such a weirdo!”, Lucy nearly interjected, but he placed his palm over her mouth to keep her from interrupting, so she settled for an irritated face instead, “You can sleep on the left side of bed, eat cold syrup, shower at 3:30 in the morning, and kick my ass as much as you want! I will still love you, even when you have lots of wrinkles, you can’t hear me, and you can’t walk anymore! I’ll carry you everywhere if I have to!”

“Natsu…”, she started as tears began to prick the corners of her eyes.

“Shh…Let me finish!”, he chuckled, “You are such an amazing person, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I know I’m not your prince charming, and I can’t give you that super fancy “Happily ever after” you keep talking about. I’m not very good at romance, I don’t take hints very well, and I am terrible at personal space. I certainly don’t deserve your love, but it is something I want. I understand if you don’t want to give me a chance, but I-“

“You idiot…Why would I want a Prince Charming when I can have my very own dragon?”, then her lips were on his before he could finish his thought.

He sat there in shock for a few moments before he relaxed into the kiss, closing his eyes. The Celestial Spirit King had blessed him with a goddess for sure. This was how he wanted to spend the rest of his life and the rest of eternity, in her arms, kissing her passionately. Then it was over almost as soon as it started. Lucy pulled back and rubbed a hand on his rosy cheek, “I would rather spend the rest of my life, going on adventures with a dragon than with a smelly prince charming. The only downside is I won’t get a crown.”, she spoke, putting on a fake pout at the last sentence.

Natsu smiled at her widely, “I’ll get you a crown, don’t you worry.”, he kissed her forehead, “For a princess always needs a crown, this way everyone knows how truly incredible she is. Even if she chooses the mighty dragon over the dumb Prince Charming.”

That’s My Girl ~ Jack Maynard (Requested)

Request: Can I have a Jack Maynard imagine based off “That’s My Girl” by JLS (still my lowkey faves) They’re either at a club or party and he noticed guys eyeing up the reader. Thanks a ton

Word Count: 2,797

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Ripped at the Seams

Originally posted by deadinside-muser

Pairing: Dean x Harley
Word count: 2,060
Warnings: Angst
A/N: This is the second part to a fic I did for the lovely Amy as a thanks. She’s helped me so much and been an amazing friend. I started this months ago, and it’s finally finished. I’m so happy with how it turned out.

When Worlds Collide


It had been months since the day that Cas rescued them from their cells. Day by day, Dean missed her more and more. He was short and snippy with Cas for not listening to him, for going against what he wanted. Sam felt for him, he did, but he couldn’t be angry with the angel. He was doing what he felt was right.

Sam wished the best friends would make up already, but it had reached the point where Dean wouldn’t even be in the same room as Cas.

Exactly 6 months to the day after they were brought back, Dean drank until he passed out. Sam managed to toss his brother into bed before getting some shut eye himself.

Dean felt a weight on his crotch and groaned. Shifting slightly, he felt the weight wiggle. Blinking, he looked down towards his hips. Sitting in him in just one of his shirts was Harley. “How drunk am I?”

Harley leaned forward and nipped his lip. “Heya, hot stuff. Miss me?” She smirked, and Dean knew he wasn’t imagining her.

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anonymous asked:

Hi,dear! Your blog is amazing,is the blog I follow the most. I love Harley and the Joker and I am glad that someone loves them as much as I do. I wanted to ask you if you could give us some headcanons about boyfriend Jerome going to rescue CP with Harley and J when she is a part of the Suicide Squad

Oh my god! You are so kind thank you so much for sending me all this. I’m glad that you found me and we can share in this together doll :)

While Joker just wants to deactivate her bomb and get her out of there, Jerome plans a death for each and every member of the squad who he blames individually for taking her away.

Joker tells Frost to get the helicopter out of there once they have the daughter, but Jerome makes it crash on purpose so he can go after amanda waller and kill her first for being the ring leader.

This ensues in a fight between Joker and Jerome over what’s best for the daughter, while she takes the revenge herself with the help of her mother.

Jerome and the daughter go on a rogue mission without Joker and Harley to finish off the squad themselves

Read It Wednesday

Welcome to week one of Read It Wednesday a (hopefully) weekly compilation of the fics I’ve been tagged in and read. If you’d like to see your work here, tag me in it and I will be sure to read it! Please be aware that there are a few series not included in here. If you’ve tagged me in a series and you don’t see it here, it means that I’ve fallen behind and need to catch up. Be on the look out for it in future Read It Wednesday’s!

Dean x Reader 

  • Surprise” by @deathtonormalcy56 (Fluff) What a fun read! It makes me miss summer and warmth. I can see the part where the reader gets revenge. It’s like a movie in my mind, and I love it.
  • Tease” by @impala-dreamer (Smut) I love me some Dean tummy! This was such an awesome visual, I could see all the little details and reactions, it was very well written!
  • Choosing You” by @writingbeautifulmen (Series; fluff/angst) I can’t give you enough applause for this series! Never have I ever read a rockstar!dean fic, but this blew me away. Many of tears were shed and my heart was bursting by the end, both in a good and bad way. 
  • Words and Actions” by @lipstickandwhiskey (fluff/angst) LIPS! How do you create dialogue without using any actual dialogue?? I love it, it was wonderfully written.
  • Overprotective” by @chelsea-winchester (angst) Are you sure it wasn’t me who got shot in the heart because I can feel it. It hurts. My heart hurts. [But it was an amazing read, no matter how much I’m crying right now.]
  • A Night In” by @quiddy-writes (fluff) I can wrap myself in this fluff, there’s so much of it. I even love the way you made sure to include Sam(and that’s definitely the sam!girl in me coming out). The ending had me smiling and feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.
  • Imagine Sam reading texts between you and Dean while they’re away on a hunt” by @supernatural-jackles (fluff/ a bit of smut) This was so funny! I loved reading the text messages and I could totally hear Sam mocking Dean. 
  • Making Dinner” by @chelsea-winchester (fluff) I love how the boys just sucked it up and ate the potatoes! This fic makes me feel a little bit better at my terrible cooking skills. 
  • Mistakes” by @impala-dreamer (implied smut) Giving Dean a hickey is never a mistake. I loved this! And I’m definitely thinking up a whole bunch of teasing from Sammy to go with it. 
  • As the World Falls Down” by @impala-dreamer (kinda-fluff, mostly creepy) At the beginning of this, I really wanted to watch the Labyrinth, now…not so much. The end of this makes me shiver, but in a good way. You did a great job of this!
  • “Imagine Dean loving it when you don’t wear makeup” by @imadeangirl-butimsamcurious (fluff/implied smut) I really like this. I don’t wear makeup ever, unless I’m going out with friends and I have time, but this was really cute and I could so easily connect to it! 
  • Hot Like Fire” by @dancingalone21 (fluff) I love me some bonfires especially the ones that take a deep turn and feelings get confessed. Good job!
  • Say Something” by @impala-dreamer (smut/angst) Ouch my heart. You can’t give me sad smut and expect me to be okay!! Thank you for making me cry. 
  • I Fucking Knew It” by @dancingalone21 (fluff) I really loved how you wrote the reader. I love the teasing between Dean and Sam and Dean and the Reader. What a fun little AU.
  • 13 Hours and Counting” by @megansescape (angst) This was awesome. You captured so many emotions in the 13 hours that she had left. If you ever do a part two, tag me in it. I’d love to read it, especially after that cliffhanger of an ending.
  • Rescued” by @torn-and-frayed (angst/fluff) Steph is another one of those people who can create dialogue without any dialogue. I saw the unspoken communication between the reader and Dean. This was amazing.
  • Imagine thinking Dean looks incredibly huggable in his knitted sweater” by @imadeangirl-butimsamcurious (fluff) I also think Dean looked incredibly huggable in that sweater. I even dedicated a tag to it saying I just wanted to wrap myself in his arms in that sweater. This was cute and fluffy.
  • Auto Salvage Part 1″ by @notnaturalanahi (fluff-ish) I can’t wait for future parts of this! I love me some mechanic!Dean.
  • (Endverse!dean x Reader)This isn’t the End” by @supernatural-jackles (smut/angst) This was so worth the wait and all the teasing! I love how you stayed true to the episode and storyline, even adding Sam into the mix. Well done!
  • She Just… Left” by @itswitchcraft-not-googlemaps​ (fluff/angst) I love how you wrote Dean. I really enjoy him letting his guard down around someone he trusts and just letting his feelings go. This was great!

Jensen x Reader

Sam x Reader

  • It’s Personal, Myself, and I” by @supernatural-jackles (Fluff, mentions of a past abusive relationship) GIVE ME DANCING WITH SAM IN THE KITCHEN. I WANT IT NOW! This was awesome. You know I’m a sucker for fluffy Sam! 
  • Hula Girl” by @impalaimagining (fluff/implied smut) This fic had me missing Hawaii so bad! You did an excellent job of capturing the beach vibe. I truly felt like I was back in Hawaii, relaxing and surfing. I also really enjoyed the boys not knowing how to relax at the beach. 
  • Buttons” by @l8nitl0vr (smut) Short, sweet and smutty, just the way I like ‘em. Really though, this was great and a short read, and I love how you captured so many feelings and images is such few words. Awesome job! 
  • It’s A Grown-Up Thing, Sweetie” by @teamfreewill-imagine (smut/fluff) I LOVE DADDY SAM! I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT! Also, fingers crossed for another Katie because they definitely didn’t use protection.
  • It’s my Favorite Movie” by @notnaturalanahi (smut) I really enjoyed this! It seems just like Sam to distract someone from their favorite movie! I also like the end with the melted ice cream. Thanks for not forgetting about it!
  • (soulless!sam x reader)Aftermath” by @winchestersnco (angst) It probably would’ve hurt less if you had just hit me in the face with a brick. Is there a part two in mind because I’d love to see what happens next! 
  • When you See It” by @whywhydoyouwantmetosaymyname (angst/fluff) This was a fun read. I like the relationship between Dean and the reader, and I love how you wrote Jo. The ending was perfect!
  • Cool Move”  by @dancingalone21 (fluff) Cool Move? More like Dick Move, Sam. This was great! And good on Sam for finally owning up to his mistakes. 
  • Cinnamon Candles” by @megansescape (fluff) I’m drowning in all the fluff! It makes it even better because I’ve got a cinnamon air freshener plugged in right now. I loved this fic!
  • The Honeymoon Suite” by @impala-dreamer (smut/fluff) The rainfall plus the imagery of the ugly honeymoon suite really brings this fic together. This was so good!
  • Hold Me” by @itswitchcraft-not-googlemaps (angst/fluff) Sam somehow just knows how to make things better. P.S, I hope your days at work get better. Wishing you a Sam to come take care of and cuddle you.
  • Earned it” by @wayward-oneshots (fluff/mild smut) I’m so glad I came across this! You wrote Sam really well! I loved it from his point of view.

Jared x Reader

Cas x Reader

  • Unwell” by @impala-dreamer (fluff/angst) I needed this last night, but am so glad that I got to read it this morning. It makes me feel a bit better about some things I was feeling last night. I’m not usually that into Cas, but this made me fall in love with him just a little bit more. Great job!
  • A Perfect Mess” by @impala-dreamer (Smut/fluff) Another one of those fics that’s short, sweet and smutty. I loved this! Give me sex with Castiel!

Misha x Reader

  • Wrong Number” by @d-s-winchester (fluff) Baking 50 cakes just sounds like something Misha would join in on. You wrote him pretty close to the actual him, especially for it being the first time you’ve ever written Misha. I really enjoyed it!

okay but since TURN likes to play with historical accuracy anyway

that adventure where Ben’s meeting with a spy-lady and it turns into a daring horseback rescue. I’m gonna go ahead and call it:

The spy-lady is Anna Strong give it to me, season four.

also because this is Anna we’re talking about, she’s not just rescued. Nuh uh. She hops up on this horse with Ben, away they go, but heyoo they’re being pursued. And this one guy’s about caught up to them, getting ready to have a go at shooting.

naturally, Anna takes Ben’s pistol and Gets the Job Done in true amazing Patriot Princess style. Amusing dialogue, some peril, some Benanna teamwork and problem-solving…? Hmmm, yes. Yes. I am Ready.