In case you haven’t watched Wizards of Waverly Place (you missed out), but there was a magic necklace that glows only if you’re in love with the person who put it on you. And of course my heart was screaming klance. So here’s Keith being insecure about Lance’s feelings about him but feeling really happy that his bf loves him. Next
Am I the only one that doesn’t care at all that Mon El said that he loved Kara before Sanvers have said it? Like the relationship between Kara and Mon El is messy and lacks development, so I’m not surprised that he said that he loved her so quickly. In all honesty he may not even truly love her, she’s just the first person he’s truly been attached to and not a hook up, which he was doing on Daxam.
BUT Sanvers has been developed and I’m just waiting for that special moment that they actually say it. Not some type of “I’m saying this cause I don’t want to lose you bullshit,” but they say it cause it’s true. Cause they truly can’t live without one another and love each other, ride or die. When they do say it, it will be impactful and not easily forgotten like Mon El’s confession.
Friendly reminder that Klaus’ letter was preceded by “that is the beginning of another story”, which is meant to highlight key components in the letter, such as Klaus wanting to thank Caroline in person. This suggests that they do eventually meet up, and that their meeting is not a mere fleeting chapter in their lives.
This isn’t a nod to their friendship. They’ve never been just friends. This is a promise of a romantic future.
There is no doubt in my mind that if Caroline and Klaus were to ever reunite (and according to the finale they do) that Klaus would want something romantic from her. And if you believe otherwise, you’re kidding yourself.
However long it takes is a throwback to a romantic scene. A romantic scene that suggests a promise of a romantic future between the characters. This isn’t mere banter between friends. Because Caroline has never been just a friend to Klaus. It’s a promise of a romantic future.
“that is the beginning of another story” “however long it takes”
Eventually this story will be realized. And it isn’t a story about friendship.
...or, you know, some of us think Cap is and was right about the whole thing because we're also opposed to the real-world implementation of similar fascist legislation such as The Patriot Act and it has nothing to do with liking him more?
That quote basically says, yes oversight is the right ethical and logical choice, but Cap is a good person, and that puts us in a quandary and I am saying that that is bad math.
It’s also a similar bad math that comes up in A LOT of 616 CW discussions, where Captain America himself (and the anti-reg side) essentially takes the position to non-metas that they should accept that metas occupy a position above the law/beyond equal prosecution by the law, because, you know, they’re different, and their circumstances are different, but you trust CAPTAIN AMERICA, riiiiight? Let the metas judge their own and police their own, what do you need the Constitutional right of equality under the law for? Obviously, this base position is immediately complicated by the clusterfuck of everything else in CW, but I’d argue that that’s deliberate. It’s one of the reasons I’m not a fan of the event, because I really like Cap, and I hate the things it makes him argue and I find them antithetical to him as a character.
I also don’t exactly get why so many people find a difference of opinion on a comics event, or, apparently, an actor’s opinion on an upcoming film none of us have seen as a personal challenge? I mean?? Yes I hate fascism? And the Patriot Act? And I think Cap’s political position is largely wrong in CW though I understand why, as the plot is manipulated, he fights? These things are not incompatible?
I get what you’re saying, but I’m responding to the quote as written and many, *many* other posts and comics CW itself, which initially sets up the problem as a constitutional legal problem of supers as American citizens whose identities allow them to avoid legal repercussions and prosecution and that’s constitutionally unacceptable under the law. Once that actually gets stated, there’s a problem.
I’m not talking about the Patriot Act here, which I abhor, because it wasn’t part of the quote or what I was responding to, and I think the CW treatment of post-9/11 politics was really terrible, tone-deaf, and inconsistent in its understanding of xenophobia** and power dynamics.
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Snape was mean because he was a double agent. He loved Harry, but couldn't get close or sympathize with dumbledore's army and that stuff because Voldemort would suspect him. Don't you understand? Snape was PUTTING ON A SHOW. That's NOT his actual personality. Read the books.
WHY ARE YOU IN MY INBOX LEAVE ME ALONE I TAG EVERYTHING
I read the books
in two languages getting ready for the third one, sit down.
I don’t understand making fun of a girl’s teeth enough for her to change her appearance.
I don’t understand threatening a small kid with killing his pet because he is bad at his subject.
I don’t understand the way he treated Harry all those years. Oh thank god he ws good right before he died. Just for her eyes.
I read the books. Which means I know Snape was a double agent. HE WAS A DOUBLE AGENT FOR VOLDEMORT, TOO. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?
I doubt it so I’ll explain it in detail.
It means that dear old Voldy thought Snape was on his side while he wasn’t.
It means that he was trying to fool VOLDEMORT.
To fool Voldemort he had to behave like he was trying to fool Dumbledore.
IF he was trying to fool Dumbledore he would have to behave properly and unlike you think, non-abusive.
Being a double agent doesn’t meant you get to abuse kids half your size anon. You should think about that and stay the fuck away from my inbox.
❛ headcanon. a lot of ppl think that jim’s dad was a changeling or merlin and i like to expand on that by saying that both of toby’s parents were changelings. also whatever happened to them was followed quickly by jim’s dad disappearing so like … they’re probs connected. but anyways, when they’re like 18/19 they catch a wind of second puberty where some more trollish characteristics come into play so here’s a bunch of halfling troll stuff
their teeth get pointier and they have very tiny tusks. toby’s are more prominent than jim’s and tbh they aren’t really that noticeable. most ppl just think they have a tooth condition.
their vocal cords change, not altering their regular voices, but instead allowing them to growl.
the muscles of their face broaden slightly in order for them to show off more teeth when trying to be threatening.
jim: i made everyone hamburgers today! claire: jim this is just a plate of raw meat. toby: *has already had two helpings*
yeah a bit more carnivorous in nature.
their skin becomes rougher and gets dry and flaky when they spend too much time in the sun
the horns are behind their ears and can be covered pretty well with their hair, they just have to constantly keep it long.
toby’s are a bit harder to hide because his circle back like a ram
jim’s are just tiny itty bitty points that lay flat against his head
“mine are bigger” “oh my god shUT UP!”
not really a physical characteristic but they pick up more troll social characteristics
headbutting becomes a very often used form of affection between them
but also one time jim did it to claire by accident and gave her a massive bruise. oops?
any muscles they have become much more dense
trolls are made of rock but tobes and jim stay human looking but their genetics are all WACK
their organs grow, trying to reach full troll size, but since jim and toby (especially jim) are still human sized the expanding organs condense to fit their forms
toby’s troll puberty isn’t so bad because both of his parents were changelings so he has more troll in him, allowing his body to adjust better. he’s also larger so he doesn’t have as many problems
the expanding and dense organs cause many a hospital hi jinks.
“Dr. Lake your son appears to be in great health but we want to re-weigh him because these numbers can’t be correct. according to them he’s overweight.”
i wanna go back to headbutting because it’s basically a form of kissing to trolls
since draal had no idea what a kiss was i guess kissing just isn’t a thing for trolls but headbutting is
jim and toby do it a lot, sometimes hard which is more of a friendship thing but sometimes softly which is more romantic
they do it after training one day and blinky is scandalized “Master jim please take you exorbitant amount of public affection else where!”
also back to the horns, since the boys are so young in troll terms they are very sensitive, petting them is like getting a back rub
they have extended life spans
their eyes develop bright orange circles around their natural color
to wrap it up they can pass for full human with out much trouble but they do have to hide their horns and wear a lot of sunscreen and colored contacts. toby’s dentist shaves down their teeth but they have to go every few months because they grow right back. their weight increases from their bodies becoming more dense and they do the troll version of making out in front of jim’s father figure, in the most sacred place in all of troll market
one more thing: please pray for barbra lake and nana domzalski.
I feel like most of my friends love me in my extroverted stage, but when I start switching back to the introverted me, it somehow puts them off, as if I’m suddenly too complex for their liking and they don’t want to deal with me. It is so frustrating and it always makes me feel like total disappointment.
But what they don’t (want to) understand is that I can’t really help it, I didn’t choose my personality.
I’m not kidding, out of hundreds of little papers inside a pencil case that’s what came out today. Isn’t that appropriate as fuck!?
And so I drew Jocelyne from Dumbing of Age today, I almost drew Carla again because why the fuck not? But I thought then about drawing Jocelyne out, and it was settled. I’d like to think Joyce picked out her clothes but she’d probably have a better fashion sense than me. It might be obvious by now, but I like Dumbing of Age
Now, today is the Day of Trans Visibility, and I thought of a way to, uh, “commemorate”… Well, not really. I’m just gonna stop beating around the bush about something here.
Well, this blog is run by a trans person. A girl. A girl who’s so in the closet irl she’s the goddamn queen of Narnia. So, yeah, I’m not sending any photos today, but I’m leaving this here so it’s clear for anyone who reads it
Coincidentally with all this, today sorta really sucked. So I’m ending writing this right here.
Ok, here are some ship names but they're not that great. >_< I tried my best! 1:OrangeCream (geddit? The popsicle?) 2: StretchyTortoise 3:CheetoShell 4:DryBones (I'm sorry; couldn't resist a Mario reference) These were the best I could come up with. They're pretty lame but here you are! - Pink anon
I approve of all of these, and thank you so much for thinking of ship names for us in the first place! <33 I love them. x]
enemies to lovers uni au where harry and louis literally hate each others freaking guts but louis’s a hockey player and harry makes hot chocolate for the entire team except he notices that louis puts extra chocolate and marshmallows in his drink so he starts making louis’s drinks special just for him. (he totally hates him though. totally. and louis definitely doesn’t blush every time harry singles him out and gives him his own personal drinks whatever shut up)
do u actually have like, a list of reasons why canon shep is autistic, bc if so i'd love to hear it
YES! Thank you for asking. :)
Shepard’s social interactions with people are very purpose-oriented. They (I’ll use “they” for pronoun, since I’m referring to all Shepards, male or female or other genders) go into a conversation, ask a bunch of questions, and then leave. They have scripts–’I should go’ being one of them–to get them through social situations. (See also: ‘I’m Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite store on the Citadel.’) They are very often oblivious to social niceties, depending on how you play them, but even the most suave Shepard kind of fumbles things from time to time. (I love Shepard going “wait, I don’t really sound like that, do I?” to the VI made of them.)
Shepard also clearly sees the world as being a Certain Way. I got the Prothean beacon message, why can’t everyone else believe me? I know the Reapers are real, why don’t you? I talked to Vigil, why don’t you automatically trust what I’m saying is true? It evidences a certain inability to fully see things from another’s perspective, to fully understand that, no, other people don’t always know what you know (something I struggle with myself.)
Shepard is very very good at certain things. Shepard is an amazing soldier, knows all sorts of military things, guns, technology (even a not-tech Shepard), etc. etc. But other things? Very bad. And clearly so; their squadmates make fun of them for it.
See also: Shep’s inability to dance well. The Shakarian tango is exempted, but let me tell you, it’s far easier, as an autistic person, to do a dance that has steps to follow than “move your body however you feel!”
Fish. Hamsters. Tell me Shepard doesn’t have special interests there. The kiosks, I’m sure, show you what you might be interested in. So Shepard’s buying/omni-tool history implies that.
The lack of obvious struggle with dying and coming back to life fits here too–a certain lack of affect, a way in which all of that is in the inside, down deep. And some of that, too, is Being a Good Leader. You’re not supposed to break down to your crew, so you don’t. Even when you died. Even when you’re having horrible dreams. You just… don’t.
Really, so much about Shepard just suddenly clicks into place and makes sense if they’re autistic. Saying the same shit over and over, having narrow but deep interests, asking inappropriate questions about people five minutes after meeting them, having weirdness about movements in some ways but not in others (I bet that hardsuit is great for dealing with perioperceptive issues).
Also, biotics are neurodivergent by definition, so any biotic Shepard is ND at least.
Could all of this add up to something else? Sure. But I love the idea of an autistic character that’s the charming badass that everyone wants to be friends with. I love the autistic character being the hero, the galaxy-saving space marine. I see myself in Shepard, in so many ways. And I get tired of fanfic or fandom in general portraying Shepard as being super-suave or whatever… they’re not. They’re charming and friendly and compelling, but autistic people can be all these things if we learn how.
Hell, we can be really good at social stuff if we learn all the right words and scripts and ways to act–it’s just tiring. And no, not all of us can do it. Shepard clearly has a lot of spoons and the ability to socialize. Get them off-script, though, and suddenly it “time for guns” because that’s their default script in hard times and someone gave them a license to kill.
Basically: Shepard is Space James Bond, Shepard is also autistic, I love both of these ideas, and I’ll push them until the day I die. ;)