The censorship of Willow and Tara’s relationship in season 4 goes to show how sheltered Willow and girls of her time would have been to lesbian experiences or romance between women. This is still the case now for so many young lesbians including myself. (I accepted my sexuality around the same age as Willow. I had dated boys like Willow did. I had actually dated more boys than Willow did. You see where this is going?)
Saying Willow is bi rather than could have been (definitely not “should have been”) is a microaggression against lesbians. It is lesbophobic. Stop it.
Yes, there are issues with bierasure in it now (read: Buffy) but you can’t just point at a lesbian who went through compulsory heterosexuality in high school over 15 years ago and label her bisexual when she’s been out and proud for years.
I firmly believe the decision to not fully explain this on the show came from not wanting to turn their relationship into a gimmick. I believe it was done out of respect but also due to their limitations on what they could say. Willow herself says on countless occasions, however, that she is a lesbian and clearly has no interest in being with men ever again once she accepts her own orientation.
Respect this. Respect lesbians. Respect our experiences and our stories. Actively seeking to erase us is wrong.
So awhile back I picked up the first volume of the Danmachi spinoff LN in a buy two get one free sale thinking that it was a manga. I was initially disappointed because I didn’t really want a LN at the time, but since I bought it I figured I might as well go ahead and read it.
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s certainly not the pinnacle of fantasy writing, but I was engaged in the story and wanted to know what was going to happen next. I appreciate that in the spinoff it focuses on Aiz and her familia doing badass things in the dungeon rather than Bell being a newb and getting stronger. Aiz is already basically a god among men, and it lets the story go somewhere different than the original.
While the writing is for the most part fairly simple (though I suspect this is partly because of it being translated and also that LNs are typically aimed at a younger audience and tend to not use a lot of advanced Kanji, which probably translates to the somewhat punctual and simple sentences that LN translations seem to have) the author has a real knack for describing large scale tactical battles. Sure Aiz is pretty OP and well wreck things, but in the really lower levels of the dungeon if they don’t work together and have a strong battle plan they’re just gonna die.
I also appreciate that in the LN the world is fleshed out a lot more. World building is one of my favorite things in a show or book, and the Danmachi anime didn’t go into too much depth about the various things. The LN goes into much much more depth about how all the systems work, the various familia, cool little things about the world and so on. Also the dungeon is just fucking cool. Each floor can be completely unique, with almost no restrictions placed on what it has to look like or be which leaves the author with incredible freedom to dream up the wildest floors they possibly want.
I wasn’t really expecting to enjoy this book very much, but it’s a solid fun read. Something like a 6-7/10 if I’m going to give it numbers. If you liked Danmachi at all, or sort of liked it but wanted a different view of the world this is a nice book to pick up. Only the first volume has been officially translated, but they seem to be coming out with new official translations every couple months. I’m sure there are fan translations floating around too, but I haven’t looked for them.
So ya, fun book. There is an anime adaption scheduled sometime this year too. I think next season, but maybe the one after. That should be fun.
Can you write an imagine where Allison is out looking for chimeras alone at night and the reader pops out. They look together only to find the beast. It chases them and end up at the burned hale house, hiding somewhere tight the reader kisses Allison to slow down her heartbeat. You can take on from there
A/N: So I’ve gotten a lot less creative with my titles lately. Please forgive me. Anyway, this is a little bit of Allison in honor of the season finale tonight. Hope you guys enjoy the show!
You sat in
the back of your English class, trying to focus on the poster you and Malia
were currently working on. Even though you were both supposed to read the book,
Malia had decided not to. That left you to fill out all the information on the
poster, while Malia just cut out paper in the shapes of objects.
said happily as she waved the string of paper people in your face. “Look they’re
dancing. Y/n? Y/n?”
were supposed to be scribbling down information, you weren’t exactly focused on
the plot of Paper Towns. Instead, you had your sights set on the beautiful
brunette sitting all the way up at the front of the room, hard at work with
Lydia by her side.
Malia said loudly, causing the group of people in front of you to turn around
flushed and turned back to Malia, shooting her a glare. “What?”
staring at Allison again,” she remarked.
aware,” you practically growled. “Could you be any louder?”
you want me to?” she asked quizzically.
cousin had made lots of progress since returning to human form, her ability to
pick up on dry humor still wasn’t quite there yet. She also had a problem with
being loud and brutally honest, and as she loudly declared your secret feelings
in the back of the class, you thanked every god there was that Allison Argent
was sitting up front.
Malia said simply. “Well, it’s true. She’s all you talk about. I don’t get why
you don’t just ask her out.”
she’d turn me down,” you stated quietly. “She’s got a thousand other girls in
this school she could choose from. Besides, I’m a Hale.”
Malia asked. “So am I. Well, technically I’m a Tate. I’d rather be a Tate.
Anyway, Allison’s nice enough and you’re already friends.”
that,” you told her. “But what would her dad say? Can you imagine the look on
his face if she told him we were together?”
frowned and you blushed harshly. You couldn’t believe you were even thinking about
you and Allison together. In your mind, it wasn’t even a possibility, purely
because you truly thought she’d never be interested. You quickly shook off your
thoughts and turned your attention back to the project. There was no point in
having a broken heart and an F in English.
you said. “Keep cutting.”
Malia insisted. “You’re the one too busy staring at the hunter to do your half.”
one to talk,” you pointed out. “You didn’t even read the book.”
barely read the label on the back of my shampoo bottle, Y/n,” Malia told you. “You
don’t really wanna rely on me to read 350 pages.”
on,” you told her. “That’s not true.”
girl who reads three books a week,” Malia fired.
not much to do in the loft,” you admitted.
there’s stuff to do at my place,” she told you. “Like drink and eat and watch
those stupid chick-flicks you pretend to hate. So do you wanna come over
you told her regretfully. “Derek wants me in tonight. Something about
brother’s no fun,” Malia grumbled.
down at the poster and continued to scribble, leaving Malia completely oblivious
to your little white lie. While Derek did want you inside with the Dread
Doctors running around, you had no plans to stay in that night. You had
overheard a conversation between Allison and Lydia earlier, much like the one
they were having right across the room.
Lydia said through gritted teeth.
the brunette complained as she looked back at the poster, skillfully hiding
where her eyes had been directed.
coloring outside the lines again,” Lydia remarked painfully.
groaned. “I told you that you could do it. I wanted to write anyway.”
Lydia told her. “The last thing I need to do is color some evil tree stump all
over our project. But I want it to look a little better than kindergarten
on. That’s at least a first grader’s handiwork,” Allison pointed out with a
hopeless,” Lydia said as she took the marker from Allison’s hand. “If we fail
this because you were too busy staring at Y/n-“
not!” Allison complained. “I just…like her shirt.”
pathetic,” Lydia commented without looking up. “You can’t hide your feelings
from me. Why don’t you just ask her out?”
she’d say no, Lydia,” Allison said softly. “I did try to kill her brother once.”
tried to kill me,” Lydia reminded her. “And Isaac tried to kill you, and Scott
tried to kill all of us. I mean, when it comes down to it, you and Y/n are, like,
the only ones in the pack who haven’t tried to kill each other. You should be
asking her out on a date tonight instead of going to hunt for bodies.”
to find those chimeras,” Allison said with a frown. “I’m going looking whether
you come with me or not.”
to take not,” Lydia told her. “When given the choice between going to the spa
and finding dead bodies with my best friend, it’s a no brainer.”
Allison said with a sigh. “I guess I’m on my own.”
walked through the dead leaves with her bow slung on her back, wincing at the
painful crunching sounds her boots made. Sure it was loud, but there was no
other way to move around the preserve. She shined her tiny flashlight back and
forth, looking for any trace of a body. She had been out in the woods for
almost an hour, and she still hadn’t found anything, much like she had
Lydia it could have been enjoyable, but now she was a little freaked out to be
alone, especially with the Dread Doctors running around. She paused in the
leaves and looked over her shoulder, just in time to hear a soft crunching
sound. It was so tiny that she might have overlooked it another time, but in
the dark woods she seemed to pick up on everything.
pulled her bow off her back, well aware of the slow footsteps that seemed to be
coming towards her. In seconds, she was drawing an arrow from her quiver and
nocking it in her bow as her flashlight slipped from her fingers. She whirled
around and pulled it back, only to have it point straight at your throat.
you cried as you froze where you stood, one hand still outstretched for Allison’s
eyes went wide and she quickly lowered her bow, mortified that she had almost
shot an arrow into her crush. She knew you would have healed, but that wasn’t
exactly the way to win your heart.
god!” she gasped. “Y/n, I-I’m so sorry!”
it’s okay,” you told her cautiously as you lowered your hands. “Just point that
thing somewhere else.”
flushed and set her bow on the ground, flashing you an apologetic smile. But
her smile quickly faltered, and she tilted her head quizzically. “Did you
said, your mind going blank. “Uh, I…”
Allison stated with a grin. “Were you checking up on me?”
shouldn’t be alone out here,” you grumbled.
alone out here,” Allison pointed out. “Does Derek even know where you are?”
told her sarcastically. “I’m at Malia’s sleepover. Can’t you tell?”
smiled, flashing you her trademark dimples. “As far as my dad knows, I’m at
help but smile, because you knew Allison was just as cunning as you were. Peter
could say all that he wanted about the Argents, but you knew Allison was
looking for chimeras?” you asked her.
nodded. “Dead ones. Someone has to find them.”
Lydia be doing that?” you asked her. “I mean, isn’t that sort of her job?”
Allison said. “But I figured I’d try to help too.”
shouldn’t be out here alone,” you told her.
Allison protested. “I can take care of myse-“
help,” you cut her off.
blinked, taken aback by your words. “Oh. Okay.”
grinned at her and she couldn’t help but smile back. She spent time with you
nearly every day, but that was always with the other members of the pack. This
time, she’d finally get some time to be alone with you.
do we sta-“
could even finish your question, a large roar cut through the trees. You and
Allison both shared a wide-eyed glance, and that was when the trees started
Beast,” you stated fearfully. “Run!”
blinked, but before she could even process what you were saying, you snatched
her hand in your own. You dragged her through the trees, leaving her bow lying
uselessly on the ground as you ran. Two pairs of footsteps crunched in the
night, leaving you terrified the Beast would follow the sound. Trees continued
to shake behind you as you and Allison ran.
she cried out “Where are we going?”
see!” you promised as you tugged her past a large thicket of trees.
ran behind you, she couldn’t ignore the thrill of having your hand wrapped
around her own. She swore to herself that if you both made it out of this alive,
she’d take Lydia’s advice and ask you out.
began to thin out and a mammoth shape came into view from the darkness. Allison
quickly realized that it was the burned out shell of the Hale house. Your old
Allison said. “What are you-“
you hissed as you tugged her up the steps and into the house, kicking the front
door out of your way. “It might not find us in here.”
stumbled into the house beside you, complying as you pushed her behind a pile
of burned wood. She was sandwiched between the wall and the wood, and that was
tight enough. When you squeezed in beside her, she couldn’t believe her eyes.
we do?” Allison whispered.
to stay quiet,” you informed her.
shut her mouth, but after a few seconds you turned to her.
down!” you hissed. “Your heart is beating like crazy.”
help it,” Allison whispered frantically. “I’m scared!”
You made a
face and tried to listen to the noise outside, but it was consumed with roaring
and trees splintering. You looked back at Allison, realizing what you had to
you told her, leaning forward and pulling her into a kiss.
there was so little space, you didn’t have to lean very far and it wasn’t like
Allison was backing away. She blinked in shock as your lips touched hers, but
her body soon relaxed. She reached up to tangle her fingers in your hair, and
you could hear her heartbeat slowing down.
Thump. Thump. Thump. Like the slow beat of a drum or like the end
of a beautiful piece of music, Allison’s heartbeat gradually slowed. You could
hear the sounds outside quieting down too, and you guessed the Beast was moving
on. By the time you and Allison actually pulled away from each other, it was
you whispered. “I couldn’t think of anything else.”
slowly shook her head and you saw the corner of her lips turn up in the dark. “Don’t
forward again, but you held up a hand. “Wait. Wait, does that mean that you
course,” Allison breathed. “I mean, I crawled into this cramped space with you.”
you agreed. “But if it meant the difference between living and being torn apart
by an inky monster of death…”
she told you. “But I guarantee you I wouldn’t have enjoyed it with anyone else.”
said. “Okay, but-“
could embarrass yourself even further, Allison leaned forward to kiss you
again. This time you didn’t hesitate, and you wasted no time in leaning into
her warm body. All the fears you had had about asking Allison out earlier
seemed to be long gone, and she felt the same way about you. Your only regret
was not taking Malia’s advice sooner, because if you were sure about one thing
it was that Allison was worth whatever fears you had to fight.
okay this is going to be really long and probably have some spelling errors so bear with me. Okay so my sister ( bdes582 ) and I started making the posters and putting together the costumes on Thursday, we had come up with the idea for Swan Squad and #SwanGoals about a week or two after Taylor posted the pictures from her Fourth Of July party. So we started making the posters which was harder than we thought because that poster material was not easy to cut into the shape of a swan, but we managed to make it work!
so fast forward to the concert. We got there around 4 and found the line for floor and waited with some very nice girls, at about 4:30 it started raining so we took our poncho and covered our posters so they wouldn’t get ruined before the show even started. They let us in at 5, and it was still raining so my ticket is a melted mess rn, we got onto the floor and we saw Taylor Nations tweet that they were in section 112 so we sprinted up the huge thing of stairs and ran to the booth because we didn’t want to wait forever in the line, We got to the booth and there was already a line but it wasn’t too long, we waited for probably about 40 minutes. We got to meet Ally from Taylor Nation and she is so sweet and adorable, and she was like “OH MY GOD MY SWANS I SAW YOU GUYS ON TWITTER” she was so sweet and adorable and she was like “there is a special guest tonight” we tried to get her to tell us who but she wouldn’t haha, but she was the most adorable thing ever, she took our picture for Taylor’s website and then we decided to go down to our seats because Shawn was going to be on soon.
We got to our seats and realized that we were so close to the end of the catwalk, i was so excited because i knew i was going to be able to see her so well. so we started dancing and just having a good time, a lot of people kept commenting on our outfits and telling us they hope we got loft 89. there was probably about 10 people that wanted to take a picture of us or with us, which i thought was pretty cool, so the opening acts started and i love Shawn so i was kind of going crazy, but no one around me knew any of the words so i want the only going crazy. Then Vance came on (who i also love a lot) and i sang along hardcore to him. Then HAIM came on and they were AMAZING. There was one point where Alana (Baby Haim) looked over at our section and we had our signs up in the air and she started cracking up, so i started freaking out cause she saw our posters.
OKAY flash forward to right before Taylor, They put the fan cam on and we made it on, which was so awesome!! SO then feel so close came on and WE STARTED FREAKING OUT AND SO DID EVERYONE ELSE AND I WAS SO READY. so then Taylor came on and i just started going crazy, when i saw her on the stage my jaw just dropped and i just started freaking out, it wasnt the first time i had seen her but i still freak out everytime, so i started singing along like crazy and jumping and dancing, during the opening acts i had been looking around and trying to find mama swift, but once Taylor was on stage I didn’t even care anymore i was just mesmerized by the queen being in front of me. I by the time she was on Blank Space, Loft 89 was so far out of my mind, i had seen so many amazing costumes and i knew there was 60,000 people there, so i just forgot about it and told myself It wasn’t going to happen and had the time of my life.
Taylor had just finished You Belong With Me and had started her Clean Speech, i was staring up at her and was just in such Awe she looked so beautiful, and i looked down for one second when i saw someone walking towards me, LITTLE DID I KNOW WHEN I LOOKED DOWN IT WAS GOING TO BE MAMA SWIFT. SHE LOOKED AT ME WITH A HUGE SMILE AND I JUST STARTED CRYING. LIKE IT WASN’T JUST A FEW TEARS IT WAS FULL ON BODY SHAKING UGLY CRYING SOBBING. she came over and gave us hugs, and asked us the question, “have you ever met Taylor” i just shook my head because i was crying so hard, and she was like ”YOU ARE GOING TO LOFT 89″. Stephanie put on our bracelets and I was just losing it, and they gave us the beloved purple pass..i gave Mama Swift another hug and they left, i continued to sob through all of Clean and most of Love Story,I was so happy that i got it during Clean because that song means so much to me, and those are the lyrics i had written down my arm for the concert. I continued to dance my heart out the rest of the concert, after Shake it Off we went to the section that they told us to meet at and found all the other girls who had gotten loft! They told us all the rules and had us enter in our information into their Ipad app thing. they took us backstage and went into Loft, the room itself is actually so small, i was surprised since there was almost thirty of us. We ate pizza ( which tbh was pretty bad it was ice cold and hard but the cookies were really good). We went in the photo booth but we couldn’t get it to work, haha, after about 10 minutes Steph told us to put all our phones and cameras away. Scott came in and went around to each group and gave us all guitar picks, he gave me threee!!! and about 10 minutes after that TAYLOR CAME IN!! At first we all just kind of gasped and she was like “YOU GUYS DONT HAVE TO BE QUIET!!!” SO WE ALL SCREAMED REALLY LOUD. and she was like “HEYYY!! i brought some friends with me if thats okay!” she introduced them all and told us that everyone gets to talk to everyone. She started about three groups down from us and we were just watching in Awe while she was talking to everybody. she was at the group of girls next to us and i was just started freaking out. she finished up with the group of girls next to us and then it was OUR TURN!
She looked at us and was “AYYEEEE!!!’” AND GAVE US ALL HUGS AND I SWEAR TO YOU THERE IS NOTHING MORE AMAZING THEN GETTING TO HUG THE GIRL WHO GOT YOU THROUGH EVERYTHING. SHE SQUEEZED ME SO TIGHT AND OH MY GOD DOF;JD;KFJ. SHE WAS LIKE “OH MY GOD YOU GUYS ARE COVERED IN GLITTER, I LOVE IT! I KNOW WHY MY MOM PICKED YOU!’” she was like do you have anything you guys want me to sign?” and i was like “Yeah! can you sign my poster?” and i held it up and she was like “OH.MY.GOD” and did the most adorable laugh i have ever heard and she was like “im going to have to relay this to my significant other”” and did another really cute laugh, and oh my god i had to try so hard not to scream, but i laughed back and then she was like “whats your name?” and i was like “Sarah!” and she signed her name and started writing I <3 Sarah, and was like “with an h?” and i was like “Yeah! the right way, obviously” and laughed and she started laughing and was like “hahaah, yes it is the right way! i call the other way the Canadian way, i have a lot of Canadian friends who spell it that way” (LET THE WORD SHOW THAT I MADE TAYLOR ALISON SWIFT LAUGH). Then she gave me back my poster and signed my sisters and my friends posters too. My friend talked to her about some of the things that she wanted to, and then Steph told us to take the picture, Taylor got in between My sister and my friend (i was a little sad i wasnt next to Taylor, and she could tell she she was like “come on we can all Squeeze in” and pulled my shoulder in, her arms reallyyyy long so she could reach over me and my sister. So after the picture my sister talked to her, and then it was my turn and i was so scared i wasn’t going to be able to talk because i was so nervous, but i just started talking because i knew i would regret it if i didn’t say what i wanted to, so I was like “i just want to say thank you so much, because i wouldn’t have made it through middle school and high school without you” (MIND YOU SHE WAS STARING ME DEAD IN TH EYE THE WHOLE TIME AND I WAS HAVING SOME TROUBLE BREATHING) so then she was like “yeah middle school is rough” and i was like “yeah! it was!” and then she gave me another hug, and i was like “thank you so much, your music was always there for me and so were you, and i just always knew i could turn to your music” and she had the sweetest look on her face and was like “thanks for saying that oh my god” and then gave me ANOTHER HUG. HER HUGS ARE AMMAZING I KNOW I SAID THAT ALREADY BUT THEY ARE OKAY. After that she was had to go the next group, so she said goodbye and gave us each one last hug. SHE GAVE ME SO MANY HUGS AND EACH TIMME SHE SQUEEZED ME SO TIGHT. OH MY GOD ITS SO AMAZING HUGGING HER. I HOPE EVERYONE GETS TO HUG HER AT LEAST ONCE BECAUSE ITS THE MOST AMAZING FEELING.
so after we meet Taylor, the boys from Walk The Moon, came over and started chatting with us, They were so nice and we chatted about how amazing their performance was and how excited we were, They commented on our signs and how much they loved them and then Nick started playing with two of the signs and was dancing around with them, so i took some pictures and he thought it was so funny, so then we took a group pic with them and then we took a selfie too!! they talked with us a little more and then moved on to the next group.
After that Alana from Haim came over and oh my god she is the most adorable thing i have ever met in my life. She came over and was like “oh my god these signs are amazing, i saw you guys from the stage” (!!!!!!!!!!) and we were like “oh my god we thought you did cause we saw you look in our direction and start laughing” and she was like “Laughing??? I was on the ground, i was hysterical” which made us so happy, we were like “yeah we couldn’t tell if you saw them” and she was like “are you kidding?? those signs cut through the crowd, they are amazing” So then we talked about how great their performance was and took some selfies. She took my phone to take them and omg they came out so cute, she is so adorable.
So then Austin was walking away from the group next to us and i saw that he had really cool Polaroid camera in his hand, and i was like “oh my god i love your camera” and was like “oh my god, thanks! it was a gift so i don’t really know where its from” and he talked about how its a really good camera and he pulled out some Polaroids from his shirt pocket and was showing us them all, and telling us what some of them were from, and a few of them were of him and Taylor and Alana in the elevator on the way up to loft 89, which was so cool cause we were the only ones he showed!! so then we got into a conversation about the different polaroid camera brands, and i was i was like “i really like the one you have it just really looks cool” and he was like “ i would give it to you but it was a gift..” and i just laughed and was like “no no!! haha its fine” and he was like “yeah and it says Austin on it” he was so cute omg, and then i was like “can we get a picture with you?” and he was like yeah!! so he took my phone and was like “here i got this i have long arms” and so he took them! and after that he went on to the next group
so then Mama Swift came over to us and we were like “omg thank you so much for picking us” and she was like “well, THIS (and pointed to our costumes and posters) is kind of hard to ignore” and that made me so happy, cause that was all i wanted. So then we took a picture with her and she gave us some hugs,and omg Mama Swift gives the most amazing hugs too you don’t understand. We talked to her for a little bit longer but then Taylor was finishing up with the last group so she had to go!
after Taylor left we all had to leave, and it was the BEST night of my entire life. Im so glad and grateful that we got picked and i will never forget this moment, as long i live ( ;) ) SO YEAH THATS BASICALLY IT. I PROBABLY LEFT SOME STUFF OUT, BUT THANKS FOR READING I KNOW THIS WAS RIDICULOUSLY LONG
Pleaseeee can you write a sasuke asking sakura as his date to prom?? Sasuke still acts as cool as ever tho thank you!!
Prom was lame. That was Sasuke’s only thought as he watched his friends go ballistic in preparing for the best prom proposal ever. Naruto had scolded him and said that prom was a once in a lifetime event and that Sasuke had better take it seriously or regret it for the rest of his life. Sasuke had only scoffed at that threat.
Sasuke knew Sakura. She wasn’t the type to get hung up about going to a silly school-thrown party. She was the studious type that rather spend a Saturday afternoon reading a book than being out at the mall. Prom was just one of those things that probably didn’t matter to her.
So he watched as Naruto prepared a whole football team to bring roses to Hinata and Shikamaru call up Gaara to find out Temari’s schedule for the week. Sasuke didn’t get it. Shikamaru never does anything. This was a first.
Shikamaru laughed when Sasuke asked him why he was going through so much trouble. “Women are so troublesome… but you only have one woman in your life so better not make her mad…” Shikamaru explained.