she's my favorite companion

Cora Harper

Let me yell for a second about my favorite biotic cinnamon roll, ok.

It would have been easy, *so easy*, to make her into the petty bitchy rival, or the ice queen who’s just there because she has to be. But she isn’t. Yeah, she’s hurt about Alec’s death–of course she is, he was her mentor as well as her leader–and torn up that he picked Ryder as Pathfinder over her. Honestly, who wouldn’t be? But never, not *once* does she take it out on Ryder. Not once. In fact, in her own way, she steps right up to support them when they need her, though they barely know each other. And not because she has to, or because it’s her duty as the Pathfinder’s second. Because that’s genuinely the kind of person she is. Beneath the asari commando is a genuinely kind, warm person who wants to help people, even though she was rejected and treated as dangerous because of her biotic ability. 

And I’ll personally punch any motherfucker who says otherwise.

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nobody said it was easy

summary: and it never would be, would it? fine. percy could live with that, because if there was one thing percy jackson could do, it was persevere. (or, in which percy is a son of aphrodite, and being the son of the goddess of love is no easier than being the son of poseidon.) 

tags: percy centric; aphrodite!percy; apollo!annabeth; mentions of depression and anxiety; character death 

a thank you + a shoutout to @ofswordsandpens because a majority of the aphrodite!percy and apollo!annabeth headcanons are hers. 

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This photo.  I’m dead.  I *just* joined Tumblr, so I hope I’m doing this right - I just wanted to share this story with everyone.

MegaCon Tampa 2016 was my (and my kids’) first con and it was the most amazing experience.  I was so nervous about the photos because I paid a LOT of money for the photo/autograph package and my kids tend to make silly faces in pictures and not smile.  My 3yo (mini doctor) does not like strangers (and I wasn’t sure whether, at his age, he would make the connection that this tall bearded man is the actor who plays “the spiky hair Doctor” on TV and therefore we love him.)  Afraid he would just see DT as “random bearded stranger”, I was envisioning an awkward disaster, but reminded myself that whatever happened would be a fun memory regardless.

I was elated to find out that our photos and autographs would be 1st thing in the morning since we had purchased the “Ultimate Fan Experience” package.  I knew at least the kids would be at their best and probably not cranky yet.  We arrived early and stood in line with some of the most amazing people.  My mini doctor was finally allowed to play with his sonic screwdriver, and everyone was very patient with his incessant “sonic-ing” at their costumes, jewelry, merchandise, and various body parts.

We walked into the photo “booth” with about 2 people in front of us, as David & Billie’s faces both lit up when they saw the kids in costume.  I think Billie even pointed at mini Rose.  I told the person in charge that it would be just the kids in the photo, and she motioned me to stand by the cameraman during the photo.  I am SO GLAD I was not in the photo because I got to see the entire scene unfold.

**YES I RAMBLE!  HERE’S THE GOOD PART IF YOU SKIPPED AHEAD**

David bent down, opened his arms enthusiastically to my son, and said, “Come here!”  Then something magical happened - my son went right to him without hesitating and David picked him right up and turned toward the camera.  It was adorable and precious and so many other adjectives but mostly just random letters produced by flailing at the keyboard because adjectives don’t do it justice.  Both kids and myself were beaming as we stepped out of the booth to retrieve our photo - but the photo checker motioned us BACK INTO the booth (I’m guessing one of the kids blinked during the photo).  I was devastated - there was NO WAY the whole scene would go as well the second time.  We squeezed back into the area, and David again opened his arms to my little guy.  He practically ran into David’s arms, like he was greeting his daddy coming home after a long day at work.  It was incredible.  In fact, my mini doctor was so enamored with David, he forgot all about his precious sonic screwdriver until David reminded him, “Point the sonic!  Right there!  Right at the camera!”  It was just amazing seeing David so attentive to my son.  Several of the people behind us in line also got to witness the magic and have told me that the scene was one of the highlights of THEIR MegaCon as well!  And most of my fangirling has been over David, but the fact that my mini Rose is also smiling in this pic is a HUGE testament to Billie’s sweetness and friendliness. We had literally practiced making a nice smile for the photo and all I got was a blank stare.  Rose is by far my daughter’s favorite companion and I know she was completely thrilled at meeting Billie and how Billie squealed over her costume (On a side note, Eleven WAS her favorite Doctor - but I think she is a TEN convert now after meeting David!)

We moved on to the autograph line and waited while David and Billie finished the rest of the photos.  My 7yo (mini Rose) wanted to say something to David - I wasn’t sure we would have time to say much at all but when we got to David I said, “She wanted to tell you something” and he patiently leaned over the table to hear her and said, “What did you want to tell me?”  She told him she loved his performance in Much Ado, and I mentioned that she was a big fan of Shakespeare after watching him in Much Ado and Hamlet.  He said “Oh, I love hearing that!” 

She also got to ask him a question in the DT/BP panel at the end of the day, but I will save that for another post!

CONFESSION:  

While I overall love the game, I was very disappointed by the contextual dialogue when you have Cassandra in your party. She is my favorite companion, yet, when I bring her, she is basically giving a tutorial for people for whom this is their first Dragon Age game, or never read the codexes at least. Tutorials should be optional in a way that doesn’t involve leaving my waifu at home!

When I was in middle school,
I wanted to be a writer and change the lives
of every reader. I mostly rewrote John Mayer
lyrics by changing the names of the women, cities, and activities
involved in his songs, but I swear, Her Figure Is A Magical Place
is still one of my best pieces of work.
As I got older, I realized that even if I don’t become an author,
I’m still writing a story. We all are. I’m currently on Chapter 26
which causes confusion. People begin reading me,
with perplexed eyes.
And I realize that they haven’t read the first 25 chapters of my life.
I give the cliff notes version, but it’s just not the same.
People don’t realize the-story-so-far summary becomes a routine,
and less detailed the more times the tale is told.
People begin putting us back on the bookshelf.
They want an easier read.
To begin fully understanding me,
you have to be well-versed in my parent’s memoirs.
You have to find my dedication page and learn
that this account is devoted to the
ultimate Author, maybe then you’ll begin
to understand where I’m coming from.
You will not know every name in the special thanks section
but you can always ask me for the table of contents,
because I am an open-book and will tell you
everything I know thus far.
I am an unfinished narrative with dog-eared pages.
I place bookmarks in parts of my past plots,
just in case I want to revisit those moments.
At times, I feel as if I have no backbone or moral compass
but I came with a spine when I was published and despite my frail pages, I am a hard cover. You can check me out for a couple months
and pay your late fees when you’re done with me, but I know some day I will be taken down from the bookshelf for good.
I am a one-of-one limited edition copy, and
I will be placed in the hands of an avid reader who loves my story.
The margins will be filled with personal notes and she will highlight her favorite quotes.
She will be my companion novel, my equal and we will write the perfect sequel.
The dynamic duo, I’m ecstatic because I would have been static without her.
Before her I stumbled over the specifics, but now I carefully place every word in front of the other so I can trace the figure of my lover with the perfect adjectives.
I edit the last 25 chapters and add in some additives,
footnotes so people are aware of all of the obstacles it took for me to find the pinnacle of this story. There’s going to come a time when the reader can no longer
effect our outcome, but for now, this is a choose-your-own-adventure and we’re just filling in
the blanks.
I come with flawed character traits, and at times I’ve lost my way, but
I have not lost my worth. The moral of this story is that
Not everyone will like your plot.
Perhaps you were too similar to a script they’ve already read.
Perhaps they judged you by your cover.
Perhaps they met you before you had grown to be the full-fleshed
protagonist you are today.
That’s okay.
Every day you are writing your cannon.
Your genre will receive poor reviews from narcissistic critics,
But I swear on my editor’s page if you settle
for less than being someone’s best seller,
it will break my paperback heart.
Be more than just a personal diary.
You deserve to be published.
You deserve to be read in your entirety.
You deserve to be someone’s favorite story.
When I was in middle school, I wanted to be a writer.
and change the lives of every reader.
I still do…
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I cried when she left to go to Kanto. I really hope Lillie returns in the future. She is, without a doubt, my favorite Pokemon companion of all time.

anonymous asked:

Dear Omega, a lot of the anti-ashley rhetoric is about her space racism. Is any of it about her shooting Wrex? On my 1st play, she was my ME1 fave, but then she shot my other favorite companion...Wrex survived all my other playthroughs, but I've been wary of her since because I know what she's capable of. Thank you! Love anon

Hello :) 

I suggest reading this post about the subject matter. Shepard ordered to be ready in case something happened with Wrex. It also means you didn’t get Wrex’s family armor, which is hardly Ashley’s fault you know? 

But yeah, some people do get unhappy with her about this but I’m not sure it’s as bad as space racism. Which is acknowledged? She deals with it, there is a character development, just like there is one with her and Wrex :)