shovel anyone

Supergirl headcannons

- when ever Kara is in a sad mood to cheer her up the supersquad will randomly start humming or singing YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

- Alex and Winn consider each other family

- Winn and James take it upon them selves to be give the shovel talk to anyone who likes Kara

- James and Marcus hang out together each week, sometimes Kara joins them

- Alex and Maggie don’t get each other jewelry they get each other weapons

- Lena and Winn have created a secret video game about supergirl that no one knows about

- Kara is the only one in the supersquad that has not realized that Lena knows supergirl’s secret id

- Winn has a thing for superheroes and everyone knows it so Alex will purposely get him to meet heroes visiting national city just to see him fluster

That's How They Get Ya
  • Me: I'm not shipping anything in Voltron.
  • Shiro: *scrEAMS Pidge's name when Green goes down in S2E4*
  • Me:
  • Me: *sighs*
  • Me: *grabs a shovel* If anyone needs me I'll be in the backyard, digging my own grave.
  • Asterin: (arms crossed, eyes narrowed) Who are you, boy?
  • Manon: Asterin this is Dorian. Dorian this is Asterin, my Second.
  • Dorian: (extending his hand) It's very nice to meet you miss...uh Asterin. Manon has told me so much about you.
  • Asterin: (eyes his hand, then him) I doubt that. Have Manon home by sunset.
  • Manon: But Asteriiiin.
  • Dorian: (retracts his hand) Yes, ma'am.
  • Asterin: Oh, and Dorian? I've got ten iron claws and a shovel. I doubt anyone would miss you, boy.

funeralist  asked:

prompt? anyways, Charles and Erik having this thing where they pick on each other about the small ticks they have? Like Erik telling Charles that every time he lies his left pinky finger twitches, or Charles telling Erik that every time he has a dirty thought and doesn't want Charles to know he mentally chants "Not Today Satan" over and over? if that makes sense



“I find it interesting that you hold your fork differently depending on who we have as company for dinner.”

“I do not,” Erik grumbled.

“Do too,” Charles retorted, amused. “When it’s just the children you hold it like a shovel, and when it’s anyone grown up you are the paragon of manners.”

“It’s called being polite, Charles. Not that you would know, since you burp when you’re nervous.”

Charles blushed and protested, “That’s not on purpose! And I’m not nervous often enough for it to count!”

Erik smirked and kissed Charles’ forehead gently. “Just like my fork-holding isn’t on purpose and therefore doesn’t count.”

Charles frowned, but smiled slightly when Erik kissed him again. “Alright, you win. Just this once. Oh, and please stop thinking “Not today, Satan” every time you have dirty thoughts about me.”

Erik choked.

the sad impossibility of canada

yeah well it turns out they weren’t ninjas they were a special police that could break doors but it was an honest mistake

do you have any holes i could live in i’m kind of into living in holes lately

                                    i bet we could dig one

oh gosh no don’t dig one just on my account any naturally occurring pit or chasm would really be fine

                         you’re just being polite we will get shovels

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anonymous asked:

It's always a pleasure hopping onto tumblr and seeing your long winded opinions and explanations on RTTE. And I'm not just saying that to Segway into my question. Anyway, what do you think of Gustavo character? (I am expecting a "Table Boy Hiccup" style analysis because I really do love reading your take on each topic)

Thank you so much, friend! I would love to talk about Gustav… and for a lengthy amount of time. XD I will only be talking about Gustav in Race to the Edge for time’s sake, but feel free to ask me about my perspective on the character in Riders and Defenders of Berk, too!

An Ongoing Menace

The episode “Gone Gustav Gone” begins where Astrid flies into Hiccup’s hut, warning him that something “worse than Dagur” is coming. While Hiccup is yet mulling over what possibly could be worse than Dagur, Gustav shows up. And Hiccup’s reaction immediately says it all: he understands why Astrid classifies this teenagers as “worse” than their worst enemy.

It really says a lot about Gustav Larson. Hiccup and his gang have tolerated Gustav’s presence since the boy was twelve years old, tagging after Snotlout in “Gem of a Different Color.” Since then, Gustav has sought to enter the Dragon Academy with Fanghook, but Hiccup denied him immediate access. Hiccup, back in the day, wanted Gustav to mature and gain some responsibility before officially joining the dragon riders. Hiccup says that Gustav has “to study, clean out the dragon stalls, and [do] no more unauthorized dragon flying.”

And even though we have had a three year gap between Defenders of Berk and Race to the Edge, we know from contextual clues that Gustav has indeed stuck close to the Dragon Academy members and done what Hiccup has said. He makes a comment in “Gone Gustav Gone” that he spent two years cleaning dragon poop in the stalls. His clothing also sports a number of old items the Dragon Academy members used to wear, including but not limited to Snotlout’s belt, Astrid’s old shoulder guards (on his knees), and some of Ruffnut’s old clothes. Gustav has been taking their hand-me-downs, cleaning their stalls, and preparing for the day when he can officially join their little gang.

So this indicates Hiccup and his gang have spent a lot of time with Gustav Larson over the years. Thus, for Astrid to call Gustav “worse than Dagur” means that she has had some recent unpleasant personal experiences with the boy. The youths know how obnoxious Gustav can be through years of interactions.

And quickly, Gustav demonstrates exactly what sort of menace he can be. In “Gone Gustav Gone,” he screws up with every single individual on Dragon’s Edge. He does not throw the barrel at the proper time during Astrid’s target practice; he fills in the boar pit against Ruffnut and Tuffnut’s wishes; he does something with Snotlout to catch him on fire at least twice; his dragon Fanghook burns up Fishlegs’ topiary; and he burns one of Toothless’ extra tail fins and steals the Dragon Eye from Hiccup. He manages to get on the bad side of every one of the dragon riders in the course of a few hours.

I cannot say I am surprised Astrid called Gustav “worse than Dagur,” or that Snotlout asked Gustav when he was leaving, or that Tuffnut suggested they burn him at the stake, or that Ruffnut said they should push him off a cliff. Odin, it only takes the boy a minute of being at Dragon’s Edge before he is meddling, waltzing right in and grabbing the Dragon Eye as though it were his own.

Two Sides to Every Story

Gustav has been an ongoing menace for quite some time. Since then, it is clear he no longer thinks he needs to be just like Snotlout. He no longer parodies the older youth, nor does Snotlout seem to want Gustav following him around anymore and parroting him. However, Gustav still has an intense desire and an intense dedication to be a dragon rider. They are still the “cool kids” he wishes to emulate.

Frankly, Gustav has been impressively driven to get there. Not just anyone would shovel dragon dung for two years to get into the Dragon Academy’s graces. Gustav may have gone behind Hiccup’s back by keeping Fanghook around after Hiccup had him let the Monstrous Nightmare go; however, the boy in many senses has been trying very hard to follow Hiccup’s orders for years.

Hiccup must realize that at least a little. He does let Gustav stay with the riders at Dragon’s Edge. Back in the day, Hiccup said he would only take Gustav in when he was “ready” - and now that day has come, and Hiccup is not denying it. Gustav is old enough. He has worked hard in the dragon stables. As obnoxious as it might be for Gustav just to fly into Dragon’s Edge unannounced declaring he’s ready for training, the kid still has been working hard. So today’s the day.

Thus we set up an interesting conflict regarding Gustav in this episode. On one side, we have Gustav being a really obnoxious character, and we can sympathize with the older riders’ irritation. On the other side, we have Gustav working really hard to get integrated into the dragon riders, and we can sympathize with his ongoing frustration of being denied for years.

“Gone Gustav Gone” is about two sides to a story that have very fair points.

Gustav’s Faults

I have talked before about how the older youths on Dragon’s Edge are a little harsh on Gustav. I will not repeat what I say there, so just follow the link! The point of the matter is, Gustav is obnoxious, but he is frankly not so horrifically incompetent as they regard him. Note that Gustav’s mistakes at Dragon’s Edge which frustrate the youths are all things they have done themselves at that age… or even more recently.

With Astrid, Gustav fails to help her during target practice. The Dragon Academy members have screwed up worse when practicing with one another. Snotlout shooting fire and causing Astrid to fall off her dragon in “Cast Out Part 1″ is just one example. With Ruffnut and Tuffnut, Gustav makes a simple but understandable mistake, meaning well. With Snotlout, Gustav sets him on fire, but Snotlout still does that with Hookfang at somewhat regular intervals. And while Gustav goes off and takes the Dragon Eye, flying away without telling the others… let’s not forget that Hiccup is this impulsive, too. He flew to the Isle of Night alone without telling anyone, then flew with the Dragon Flight Club behind his father’s back, and much more. And Snotlout took Changewing eggs behind peoples’ backs, and a host of other comparable actions to Gustav’s current antics.

Is Gustav any more irresponsible than the eighteen-year-old twins are now? Is Gustav any more destructive than Snotlout was on Hookfang at the same age? He makes a lot of faults, but he is not irredeemable. He is a sixteen-year-old boy with a standard set of personality flaws. But what I personally think makes Gustav so frustrating and difficult to deal with in Dragon’s Edge is that he is meddlesome, cheeky, and impulsive. Combined with the fact that he is younger than them and has a long-standing history of being annoying, it makes sense that they are so quick to bemoan his visitation.

So with that comment on Gustav’s faults, I am going to continue on to his actions in “Gone Gustav Gone.”

Fed Up, Had Enough

Gustav might act very nonchalant with the other dragon riders, but he does recognize they do not like or appreciate him. Hiccup promises Gustav he will help teach him about dragon riding, but instead of doing that, he passes Gustav off to Astrid and continues studying the Dragon Eye. And after Gustav gets passed off from one youth to another, he realizes how ill they think of his presence on Dragon’s Edge. At this point, Gustav decides that he needs to make up for his little disasters, go and do something big, and solidify his membership with the other riders. He has tried to go along with their plan for a long time of listening to them… but since that has not been profiting him… he decides it is time for something more extreme. He tries their way first before his way. 

His way just happens to be worse than their way.

Gustav does something very stupid: take the Dragon Eye and fly off on a treasure hunting quest. It may not be the best idea, but Gustav has some logic in it: the dragon riders have all gone about in adventures with great conquests, so he is trying to put himself at an equal footing with them by also doing something impressive.

Leaving in and of itself is not the most foolhardy idea he could have done. Gustav has been on his own before, and he had no idea the island he was traveling to was unstable beneath the feet. The dumbest thing about it is that he takes the Dragon Eye, which Hiccup had already warned him was an old artifact not meant to be handled by anyone. Taking someone’s belongings and going off on an adventure is meddlesome and insensitive, and it is ultimately what makes Hiccup decide Gustav is not ready after all. While we can be thankful Gustav took the Dragon Eye because it would have cued Hiccup in on where to find the boy… his actions here were definitely foolish and in poor taste.

Hiccup and Gustav are both fed up with one another and have had enough of one another. Hiccup chews Gustav out pretty severely. “Of all the irresponsible, insubordinate - of all those kinds of stunts you could have pulled,” Hiccup tirades, “this was the worst. Do you know what Dagur would do to get hold of the Dragon Eye?”

Let me just point something out here: No, Gustav would not have known. He would have never seen the Dragon Eye and not known Dagur wanted it. Depending on how much the news Johann shared was spread through Berk, Gustav might not have known Dagur has been hunting Hiccup at all.

But Hiccup has a really huge point. He has a right to be angry. Gustav did endanger himself. And even though Gustav did not know about the island’s unstable caves, he still did know enough that going off by oneself into uncharted territory is not safe. Hiccup is correct when he says, “You could have been killed. Fanghook could have been killed. You have proven you are not responsible enough, you are not mature enough, and you are not trustworthy enough to be one of us.”

This is true but very harshly delivered. This prompts Gustav to become even more fed up with Hiccup. Before he was frustrated at not being recognized by the gang; now he is even more upset. And as we have seen in “Gone Gustav Gone,” when this boy is upset, the last thing he does is listen to authority. He tries to go out and prove himself instead. 

So that is what he does. He flies away. Right before leaving, he grumbles, “It’s not fair. I did everything they asked. I shoveled dragon poop for two years without a single complaint. For what? To have them tell me I’m not good enough?”

Yet again, this episode develops because of the two differing perspectives. Gustav has a right to be fed up. So does Hiccup. Both of them react a little extremely; Hiccup, emotional, says some pretty harsh things that could have been delivered more kindly, while Gustav reacts extremely by leaving Dragon’s Edge in the middle of the night. Both of them only see the areas in which they are right: Gustav sees himself as the victim and Hiccup sees himself as blocking an irresponsible kid from doing what he’s not supposed to. And they are both right; they just simplify perspectives of the situation. Gustav does not acknowledge explicitly how Hiccup is right, while Hiccup does not acknowledge he is being a little harsh and quick to judge a kid who does have some aptitude.

Gustav and Dagur

When Gustav gets captured by Dagur, this episode becomes even more amazingly enjoyable. The way Gustav handles Dagur is interesting, intricate, and incredibly clever.

Dagur’s men capture Gustav, and the first thing Dagur does is have the boy nearly thrown overboard. Gustav is reasonably terrified. Any human at any age would be. He does something that may not be the wisest choice, but it is understandable given the frightening circumstances: he shouts out that he knows Hiccup, the dragon riders, and that he has information he could share. And he babbles, very stupidly, that he could get Dagur the Dragon Eye.

Dagur did not even ask about the Dragon Eye. Gustav brings it up entirely by himself. In his fear, he yammers out the first thing on his mind: the stupid artifact he took which got him kicked out of Dragon’s Edge. He is going to feel bitter about that Dragon Eye, more likely to think about it, and consequently more likely to bleat about it to Dagur in a dangerous situation. It also does not help Hiccup had just told Gustav that Dagur would do anything to get the Dragon Eye. So yeah. That’s why it comes out of his mouth.

The boy immediately realizes his mistake. Dagur becomes feverishly excited hearing Gustav’s suggestion they get the dragon eye. And once Dagur begins grinning, Gustav looks down, eyes widened and face slack in worry at what he has said. He almost seems a little guilty.

But then this initial moment of terror passes, and Gustav handles himself here on out amazingly well with Dagur. Gustav takes his mistake where he babbles about the Dragon Eye and turns it around to bite Dagur in the butt.

Dagur has got to be one of the most frightening men to be around - ever. He is muscled, heavily scarred, manic, and psychopathic. Yet in the next scene, we see Gustav acting completely unconcerned around Dagur. He has pluck. Major pluck. Dagur tells Gustav his plan on how to acquire the Dragon Eye, and the boy outright cheekily responds, “Yeah, that’s one way to do it.” Talk about disrespectful. And it only gets more cheeky. “And you might get the Dragon Eye.” Oh yeah, tell your captor that he is going to fail. “Or Hiccup could crush you just like every other time you faced off against him.”

Dagur has thrown men overboard for asking stupid questions. And here is this cocky little sixteen-year-old telling Dagur straight out where he’s wrong and incompetent!

This boy is really gutsy. It’s a risky move, but one Gustav is gambling on to outmanipulate Dagur.

Yes, the sixteen-year-old is outmanipulating Hiccup’s greatest enemy. Instead of being terrified of being with a psychopath, he’s trying to play Dagur.

Dagur, thankfully, does not hurl his knife right at Gustav’s face after he reminds him about his failures against Hiccup. Dagur instead asks if Gustav has a plan. And the brash little boy says that he does have a plan - after asking for the sauce first!

Just… wow.


Hiccup learns that Gustav has been captured by Dagur. And it is at this point that Hiccup realizes how harsh he has been on Gustav. Now that the boy is in a precarious position, Hiccup hits pretty hard on himself, saying regretfully that he “never even gave the kid a chance.” Hiccup may have had a point earlier by denying Gustav from Dragon’s Edge, but he does realize now he never even hung out with Gustav. He just played around with the Dragon Eye while the others tried to keep the boy occupied. So Hiccup, feeling incredibly responsible for why Gustav is now under Dagur’s hand, goes out to trade the Dragon Eye for the Hooligan.

The situation reeks of danger. Hiccup is cautious enough not to even let Dagur get close. You can also see that Gustav does have a bit of genuine worry on him. Note that, at this point, Gustav has already formulated in his head what he is going to do with Dagur. And to do that, he needs the Dragon Eye. This is why his little nod to Hiccup is so earnest and a little timid when the older Hooligan holds out the Dragon Eye. Dagur gets the Eye, just as Gustav intended… and then comes the part where he needs to shoo Hiccup away.

By doing so, he acts as though he has joined Dagur.

It’s a bit convincing. The reason for that is that Gustav is actually expressing what he really feels about how Hiccup and the others have treated him.

The “two sides to the same story” theme is playing out here beautifully. Just look at what Gustav says:

“Yeah, about that, Hiccup. I’ve been treated much better by these guys than I ever was treated by you and the dragon riders. You coulda given me a chance, you know. All you guys ever did was tell me I wasn’t good enough, that I didn’t belong. Well, I belong here.”

Ouch. Hiccup had his earlier moment where he chewed out his worst frustrations to Gustav and told him how immature and irresponsible he was. Now it’s Gustav’s turn to lash back out at him. He is expressing everything a sixteen-year-old would see wrong in the situation: not being accepted, being treated inferiorly, not being given what he feels was a proper chance. He omits the parts where he has been truly irresponsible, but what he says is his heart. Gustav might not be actually betraying Hiccup for good here, but he’s taking the opportunity to say what he legitimately feels.

Hiccup does recognize Gustav’s honesty. He also recognizes his stupidity and tells him that he better know what he is doing. To which Gustav replies, “I know exactly what I’m doing.”

Here’s the thing: Gustav does. He knows that this trick is the way to save himself and get the Dragon Eye. And he prepares for every little thing he needs to do. While he still acts like he’s on Dagur’s side, Gustav gives Hiccup all the information he needs to know to find him: he tells Hiccup they’re going to use the Dragon Eye and Fanghook’s fire to get treasure. He might not know if Hiccup realizes his betrayal is a lie, but he does know that he can steer Hiccup in the right direction to get the Dragon Eye - and himself - back safely.

For Hiccup and Gustav both know Hiccup has already been to that “treasure” holding knows how to find it again. Gustav looks like he’s telling Hiccup how he’s going to betray him by talking about getting the treasure. But Gustav actually is telling Hiccup exactly where he’s going to be so that they can save him, get the Dragon Eye, and take care of Dagur.

That is why Hiccup knows exactly where to find Gustav on the island just a few moments later. He flies straight there and even makes it to the island before Dagur does.

Gustav’s Plan in Action

Gustav is rather like Hiccup in many ways. He is reckless and impulsive, acting out of his heart rather than his head. But he is also incredibly intelligent and uses everything he hears to make a successful plan. Fifteen-year-old Hiccup in “How to Train Your Dragon” takes his knowledge that dragons are not fireproof on the inside and Gobber’s statement dragons need their wings to strategically attack and defeat the Red Death. Sixteen-year-old Gustav likewise synthesizes all he knows into a clever plan.

As I already mentioned, he uses the fact that he and Hiccup both know where “the treasure” allegedly is, and tells Hiccup where Dagur is going to be headed.

And he uses the Dragon Eye’s blinding powers to blind Dagur in the tunnels. Tunnels that he also know are dangerous and could cause cave-ins.

This. is. a. freakishly. smart. teen.

So, in the caves, Dagur runs into Hiccup. Hiccup has been waiting for him right there. And we know that Hiccup realizes Gustav was doing some faking around Dagur because the first thing he says is, “Good work, Gustav.” After they defeat their enemy and escape, Hiccup again compliments Gustav on the fact that he has handled himself with Dagur remarkably well.

And the kid has. 

It is at this point that Hiccup and Gustav fully see and acknowledge each other’s’ sides of the story. Hiccup apologizes to Gustav, and Gustav apologizes to Hiccup. So Hiccup is sorry that he was a little abrasive and quick to shut down the younger boy. Gustav is sorry that he was reckless, stupid, and disobedient. This is why Gustav is totally fine when Hiccup says that he can be a dragon rider sometime, crowing happily, “Someday? I’ll take someday!”

The conflict between them has been resolved.

Gustav is an amazing character in Race to the Edge. He is more than just an obnoxious kid (though he is that, too). He is someone who embodies very well what it can be like to be a teenager - someone who is still learning how to do things, but who gets frustrated when others think they are not good enough yet. Someone who wants to be responsible, but still makes impulsive decisions to try to be recognized. Someone who feels like he is pushed aside unfairly. Someone who is incredibly intelligent and truly does have great aptitude. Gustav is a boy with good strengths and weaknesses, making him a strong narrative character in “Gone Gustav Gone.” And I love him. And… sort of hope he will be back.

fastpitchariel answered your question “Anyone got a Wayhaught prompt?”

Nicole’s reaction to finding out Waverly got shot.

Nicole stares at the paperwork on her desk with grim focus. She’s always known how much paperwork goes into police work, but she never quite connected that being an officer meant she’d be the one doing it all. In her undergraduate studies, she’d spent hours getting help from teaching assistants and her friends because dyslexia made any and all writing or reading assignments painful. Now, she has no one to rely on, even when the letters seemingly shuffle around the page.

She rubs her forehead and wills the words to make sense. Unfortunately, she hasn’t yet mastered the mystical power of fully controlling her own mind, and her wish goes unfulfilled. She leans back in her chair and shifts her eyes to the ceiling. A small break will make the next portion easier to fill out, rather than forcing herself through from start to finish.

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            Grantaire doesn’t go home for the holidays. He watches, bottle dangling from his fingers, as cars come and go all morning and all day, winces when moms squeal over their sons’ growth spurts, and tries not to be too relieved when his roommate decides to go back to New York last minute. It’s not that he doesn’t like Montparnasse, he just hates how he has this terrible habit of having really loud sex with multiple people while Grantaire is still in the room. It happens more than you’d think, which is to say, several times per week.

            So after helping Montparnasse pack for several hours (‘listen, you don’t need five hair dryers –’ ‘don’t tell me what I do and do not need, Grantaire, you don’t understand’) and waving him goodbye as he jets off in his stupidly decadent BMW, he finally gets the room to himself.

            And promptly wishes he could actually take advantage of it. Unfortunately, Grantaire’s bed has seen more beer stains than visitors in the last two years. Not that he hasn’t been trying diligently to change that. It just seems that any time he finds someone willing to fall into bed with him, Grantaire can’t bring himself to do it.

            Life was so much easier before he met Enjolras.

{In which Courfeyrac invites all the les amis over for thanksgiving and Enjolras and Grantaire get snowed in and must share a blanket or freeze}

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7. Clueless – Los Angeles

Or more accurately, Beverly Hills. The clothes, the houses, the cars… and did I mention Cher’s revolving closet?! House parties with games like suck and blow, learning to drive on the 405 freeway, “technical” virginity, and an overprotective dad who says things to a prospective date like, "I have a .45 and a shovel. I doubt anyone will miss you.” I really really wanted to go to there and be friends with Cher. And not sporadically.