SMALL TALK TIP FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE SMALL TALK: Ask people if they have any pets. This is light and impersonal enough to offend no one. People who have pets are usually pretty excited to talk about them and show off pictures, so there’s a good chance that you will be looking at kitties and doggos. People who don’t have pets will usually talk about the pets they wish they had, or have had in the past. People who neither have nor want pets are pretty rare.
“how can you be intimate with someone if you’re aromantic??”
sharing secrets, trusting them with your life, telling them about that stupid thing you did when you were 14 and haven’t told anyone else since, being there for them any time day or night, talking til three in the morning, letting yourself cry around them, sharing grief, sharing joy, getting excited about the things they’re excited about just because you love to see them so happy about something
I’ve never spent so much time on any royai art before, and I’m really happy with the outcome! Tisiphon might have recognized the scenes, since they’re all from the wonderful fanfic she wrote FOR ME almost two years ago! Ever since then I’ve been wanting to honour it with fanart and I’ve never got around to doing it. Until now! I hope you like them, Tisi, there’s one drawing for every section in your story, and they all express moments of intimacy I really appreciate in fiction ´-` with that fanfic you literally fulfilled my fanwork wishes and I am so, so grateful for that <3
what if,,,seijoh and shiratorizowa joined the tokyo training camp???? tendOU in thIRD GYM!! IWA AND DAICHI MORNING RUNS!!! O I K U R O O O ,,, SHIRABU AND TSUKKI BEING SALTY ,, , gO SH I KI AND hi na TA be ING BBS,,,fUCK MATSUHANA AND BOKUROO FUCK (rip kaash iwa and kozume),,, PRETTY SETTER SQUAD 2.0 ???
i can’t remember if i’ve dumped this on yall before so uh sorry if this is a repeat but consider biologist matt with a focus on how life evolves in different locations and who. just. is absolutely floored to discover how many alien species there are out there, not to mention how many of them are sentient. and he’s so excited about this because!! we’re going to learn so much about evolution and whether natural selection works the same way on other planets and what is a universal constant vs what is earth-centric and–
and then he discovers that other species do not care
like, his first lesson in what is earth-centric? other species generally live in the present. sure, many of them have traditions, and a few have meticulously recorded history, but none of them really investigate the prehistory of their own species, let alone other/earlier species.
and matt is like. ok. this is heartbreaking, especially since most of the people he comes into contact with have had their planets wrecked by the galra so it’s not like he could even try investigating the other species/fossils on their planets for clues. so he has to just make educated guesses based on what these random prisoners and rebels know about their own biology, that of other species from their planet, and the type of conditions which their planet had.
matt: so wait are you like…a robot taujeerian: i am cybernetically enhanced matt: were you born like that or is this a process that happens later in life taujeerian: of course i was born like this, how else would i survive? matt: wait, what? what’s your planet like? taujeerian: a thin crust of rock above an acid core, which must regenerate on occasion, destroying everything matt: [on the verge of tears] and you’re sure you have no records of your evolutionary history