so much meta so little time

okay so my sister and I were rewatching the party clip from last friday cos we are obsessed and have no chill and we noticed something in particular in the metro scene. 

So basically the part where Yousef comes over and gives Sana the hearteyes. 

the camera of course focuses on Yousef

Then Sana

and then the camera focuses on Mikael who is on the other side of the metro with the rest of the characters.

When I first saw this I thought nothing of it. I just figured they were showing us how Yousef and Sana are away from the noise that is happening. It is like it is just them away from everyone else, and Mikael just happened to be the chosen to represent the girl squad and boy squad that Yousef has ditched in favour to spend time with Sana 

but then

The camera gives us Yousef again


Then Sana

And then Mikael

again

This entire sequence is a pattern and patterns are never coincidences.

for some reason Mikael is included in Sana and Yousef’s little cute staring into each others eyes moment. He is so included that the camera makes a point of focusing on him just as long as Sanasef, repeatedly even though he is separate from the moment they are having and has not made any impact on Sana’s story yet. This is because Mikael is meant to be in our minds. 

Mikael being a part of their (Sana’s) story is meant to be planted in our minds. It is here. We are ready. 

So when it all begins to unravel and Mikael is there in the centre along with Sana and Yousef and everyone from the chain reaction the trailer portrayed, we will not be completely shocked. 

Because he has been here all along. 

in her story. 

The question just is why? 

Why is he going to be so important that he hijacks Sana’s little staring contest with her love interest. 

What is Mikael’s role in this season?

Hopefully time will soon tell. 

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9x07 “Bad Boys”
Dean Winchester. Rockstar - Even without A Guitar, A Band or A Record Deal

Posted as part of the Series “Of Blood, Bone and Darkness”:
A Carver Era Rewatch Hiatus Meta-Series

Just look at him here. Especially the last gif. Dean always looks so young and surprised when he is shown these gentle types of affection when he doesn’t expect it at all - partially because he believes that no one could possibly like him as a person so much. He is so flustered here in such a sweet way and it’s just… It gives me heaps of feels.

I know there isn’t a whole lot I enjoyed about S12, but one thing I appreciated was this scene in 12x07 “Rock Never Dies”. Not only should Dean wear that leather jacket he wore to the concert at  ALL TIMES, I did like this little throwback in this scene.

I have talked about my headcanon for Dean and the “rockstar”-mention a couple of times over the years (but I’m too lazy to link you to the respective metas right now), so here only go the cliff notes. To me Dean’s rockstar mention back in 9x07 “Bad Boys” was partially just a “joke” while also revealing a little bit that Dean subconsciously always may have looked  for affirmance by others, being loved and appreciated - like a rockstar is celebrated. Because Dean never has never truly felt or believed himself to be considered a hero. That’s why I liked this moment in S12, where we see Dean play guitar, because it reminded me of Dean’s time with Robyn. No way, did she not teach Dean some chords and tunes.

It just hit me that the only reason the girl squad became The Girl Squad was because Noora would only join Vilde’s russ buss if they let Sana join. 

and now I’m just like super emotional because their friendship is so beautiful and I know she means so much to Sana. 

I feel like it’s evident that Sana may try to help Noora again which may or may not end up with her ‘tripping’ and beginning the chain of chaos as seen in the trailer. 

how much she cares and wants to help Noora is so clear and I just feel like their friendship again is another beautiful one in skam and I need more scenes like the one from season 2 asap

We have been saying a lot that the vulnerability that we have been seeing in Sana so far this season is something none of the mains have seen before. And although this scene was more about Noora’s vulnerability while Sana was her rock. I feel like Noora still saw more of the real Sana than a lot of other people see which makes me think that she might be the one Sana goes to when she is going through a tough time this season. I think she has the potential to be there for Sana and possibly is the one Sana will go to first.

But then as indicated on this season so far, the girl squad haven’t been making Sana feel very warm and understood….so maybe something happens (Sana accidentally trips Noora) that cuts this connection for a little while, making Sana go to someone she usually wouldn’t…(Even perhaps?) 

Either way i’m keen for shit to go dooooown

No you have to understand. Slade gets Evelyn to come at Oliver with a gun and says “there is no giving up to these guys”

When Oliver first started to be trained by Slade, way back in 1x14 he questioned what good the training would do against men with guns. Slade gives him a gun and demonstrates how to disarm a man pointing a gun at him from close range and says “there is no giving up to these guys”. Later that same episode, Oliver executes the same move to save himself and Slade- the first time the training seems to have been effective. It’s Oliver’s first real success in training.

And it’s the move that Oliver uses against Evelyn in the finale. It’s a beautifully subtle callback. And, more importantly, it shows the shared history of Oliver and Slade, the reason why, given just a little bit of encouragement, Oliver is so easily able to trust Slade with so much that is important to him. The reason why Slade sticks with him throughout the episode. A shared memory as evidence of bond between them.

I’m answering an Anon in my inbox asking about how I think the fact that Abrams and Kasdan are Jewish might affect the story we’re getting - no need for anyone to get their knickers in knots, it a very polite question - and I was looking up some factoids I needed. In doing so I stumbled over something I hadn’t realized before and it doesn’t really fit into the ask but I’m itching to share it because it’s kinda hilarious.


There’s been much speculation about why on earth they named Han’s and Leia’s son Ben. In the old EU that was the name of Luke’s son and he’s no longer canon - plus Ben isn’t Luke’s - and the only other Ben around is Ben Kenobi, a person neither Leia nor Han were close.

I think I might have found out.

The noun ‘ben’ in Hebrew means ‘son’. That’s it, they actually went and called Han’s and Leia’s son for well… son.


It’s really interesting given how much emphasis there is on names in TFA. 

Finn finding a new one when he rejects his identity as FN-2187, a name that literally mean bright or fair or luminous.

Rey having taken her name most likely from the old X-Wing pilot’s helmet she was sitting with outside her AT-AT home.

And Kylo, who rejects his identity as Ben, as a son, and becoming Kylo Ren.

This is of particular interest when it comes to Finn and Kylo. Both rejects the identities they were raised with - as son (of Han and Leia) and someone who is only a number respectively - and takes on, and over the course of the movie confirms, the new one they have chosen for themselves.

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Graphic: @myqueenyoursavior (Thank you!)


Time for some fun speculation! It looks like the Evil Queen’s sleeping curse may have a surprising twist.

Snow White had been asleep from before Emma was transported to the wish realm. Charming refused to wake her up before he’d found a solution to the ‘Gideon problem’.

Right after Emma defeats Gideon, David gets caught up in seeking answers about his father’s death. After he faints, Hook tells him to kiss Snow and get some sleep, but David refuses.

The next scene is the next morning when Regina gives Robin clothes and then right after we see this conversation between Regina and Snow. It’s a bit out of the blue but our minds fill in the blanks. We assume David has changed his mind and woken her up, maybe left a video explaining what happened and that she went to Regina.

At that point, it’s not that strange, she could go see Emma later. Except she doesn’t. The next thing we know, it’s the same morning and she’s back in asleep as David gets up. Soon after we’re drawn into his mission again.

Now hold up. This is Snow White the Maternal we’re talking about. Her daughter went to a wish realm, came back, almost got killed by Rumplestiltskin’s son - honestly, the one that left her pregnant and incarcerated wasn’t enough? - and she is only spending time with Regina? Emma’s life is still in danger. Snow has been asleep for a long time and now she’s already turning in after being awake for only the night? Not even trying to go see Emma?

Then there is Snow’s video message. No mention of Emma, no mention of him not waking her up for such a long time. It’s the first time she has a chance to say anything to him about everything that’s going on, but the message could be that of any other day… She loves and misses him. 

Then there’s David. He didn’t seem like he was planning on waking Snow up. He was on a mission, both to stop Gideon and now he had an extra mission to figure out what happened to his father. He had two missions now and no solutions. He knew that if he woke up his wife, he wouldn’t have control over when to continue or whether she’d react like him. Trying to solve things before waking him. By showing him as he fainted, we were reminded that he didn’t have to wake Snow in order to sleep…

So maybe all he did was get some sleep without waking Snow up. Maybe he simply watched an older video first thing in the morning because he misses her? We never saw him wake her up or vice versa. We never got her response to the events of the past days. All she talked about was Robin Hood, which shouldn’t exactly be her main concern.

So the alternative explanation is that we were shown where Snow or Charming go when they are sleeping. We know they are under a sleeping curse and we know that sleeping curses send you to a physical place that is also very real - Henry got burned by going back to the burning room. So what if the Queen twisted it up so that a parallel universe was created where the circumstances were exactly the same? As soon as Snow White falls asleep, she wakes up in a Storybrooke where Charming is asleep. There is never a break, they can’t even dream about being together?

If that’s true, then the last scene could have taken place in the real world or in the parallel dream universe. David tells Hook he’s overdue to wake Snow - again suggesting she may have been asleep longer than since the morning - and the next scene we see Charming asleep and Snow once again talking to Regina. Either Charming got home, woke Snow and then Regina came over, or we switched to the dream world where to Snow it looks like Charming is asleep. Confusing much?

So, why is all of this so important? 

…because we have a musical coming up, of course! There are a few Buffy references on Once Upon a Time, so Buffy’s ‘Once more with feeling’ is bound to come up, especially since they took Willow & Tara’s line “I will always find you.” and made it iconic on Once. One of the funny little jokes of that episode is that the very first explanation for their vocal predicament during the song “I’ve got a theory” is immediately the right one. 

…so why wouldn’t Once Upon a Time use the second explanation offered by that couple they already like so much? (If anyone writes a meta on evil witches, midgets or bunnies being the cause, I’ll be over here, tag me.)

If without knowing it, we switched to the perspective of the dream world, with no way back to the regular world if the curse ends up being broken while we are on the inside. Could we get stuck in a world that is biased towards Snow, since she was the first one to fall asleep?

…and wouldn’t that make an awful lot of sense that a wedding between Emma and Hook took place because Emma is in a world where she is literally living out her parents’ dreams instead of her own?

The wish realm was a place without the Evil Queen, where Snow and Charming had control over their kingdom, but also over their daughter.

Emma didn’t like the person she was there very much and Regina points to one specific aspect of the white princess that sums it all up.

…so if on top of a wedding everyone also bursts into song, shouldn’t that finally start clueing people in that we are in a world that’s a little biased? That’s a little Snow and a little Charming and a little bit too far to be comfortable?

Emma & Regina would agree.

anonymous asked:

I'm having a pretty awful day so far tbh - do you think you could show us and analyze some of your favorite Sheith screencaps? Thanks, love your blog <3

oh thanks! But ahhh I’m really sorry to hear that you’re having a bad time anon ;; hmm I’ve analyzed so many sheith scenes already, so I tried to grab something I don’t talk about much–this little exchange from Tailing a Comet:

Now, I think tone of voice is something integral here. When Keith tells Kuron to head out and take the Black lion, his voice is firm and filled with conviction. It has none of the hesitance or uncertainty we sometimes see when Keith exhibits leadership. He absolutely trusts in Shiro’s abilities and firmly believes him to be the true black paladin. And this comes as no surprise, given past lines like–“You mean your bayard,” and “Shiro’s the Black Lion.” There’s not a doubt in his mind that’s where Shiro belongs. 

The fact that Keith also reaches out and puts his hand on Kuron’s shoulder is also very sweet. It’s an offer of physical reassurance, a silent way of saying, “I’m here for you, you can do this.” And this naturally coincides with his promise to provide support. Why is it so important that Keith is being supportive now of all times though? Well, you have to remember–this conversation takes place in the same episode as the bedroom scene. Which means, not much earlier, Shiro was lying in bed and softly admitting he might not be up to moving around just yet. 

Well, if you’re feeling up to it, the rest of the team would be thrilled to see you up and moving around again. They need you, you know.” “Yeah, I’ll try.” Kuron has only just gotten over being bedridden, and already he’s tasked with a dangerous mission. As much as he’s trying to keep up his facade in front of everyone else, act like he has it all together–we know from his very intimate talk with Keith just how much he’s hurting. He’s still trying to get his footing, and Keith makes sure that Shiro knows 1) Keith still thinks he’s capable of carrying out the mission, 2) Keith thinks he’s still worthy of being the black paladin, and 3) even if Kuron should stumble, Keith will be right there to catch him when he falls. 

Now, going back to what I said about the voice work here–it’s really what makes the rest of the scene. When Kuron says, “Keith, are you sure?” he’s clearly surprised but also, there’s something else like awe in his voice. He’s touched that Keith would give up his spot as a paladin for him, and it’s not something he takes lightly. He immediately gives Keith the opportunity to take it back if he wants to. Kuron’s voice is quieter here, gentle. And when Keith responds? “I’m sure”–he’s says it soft and slow, and there’s just so much intention and gravity behind it. No hesitation, no regrets. Just raw emotion and seamless trust. This exchange feels so intimate and meaningful, and I love it. It’s another testament to their bond. 

And I hope things improve soon and you feel better anon!! 

anonymous asked:

(1) i always thought the way mary's videos appeared was a bit weird and it reminded of something but i didn't know what. now i get it, it kind of reminds me of lady kovarian from doctor who. im not sure you're familiarized with it, but there's a few episodes she appears out of nothing in amy's mind and although it's not really video it kind of looks like she's opening an window in her mind before it's revealed that amy is not really there,

(2) she was actually kept like a prisioner by madame kovarian the whole time. it’s a very diferente show of course, but it made me think, if the theory that mary’s alive and controlling them with td12 is right, the videos would be there like to show mary is the one manipulating everything and creating like a fake version of events.

Originally posted by moffatappreciationlife

Originally posted by livingthegifs

OH WOW, is that not just eerily similar. I have watched that series yes, but I only started doing Sherlock/Doctor Who meta at series 9 I think (??) so I’m not as familiar with it. But omg, Kovarian scared me so much at the time! 

And as you say that is such a good indicator of Mary/Kovarian ‘interrupting’ John/Amy’s dream, before it’s even revealed that it is a dream. 

And this gave me chills:

The first time Ganger Amy saw Kovarian, she appeared at the little girl’s bedroom door at Graystark Hall Orphanage in a hatch in the door. Amy was startled and asked who she was. Kovarian ignored her and said “No, I think she’s just dreaming”, then disappeared. (x)

So Mary is the Kovarian of John’s nightmare, interrupting what he thinks is ‘reality’ and controlling the ending with her “posthumous” DVDs. 

(Also, sidenote: isn’t it an awful coincidence that Kovarian’s nickname was…’eyepatch lady’… @waitedforgarridebs @marcespot)

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You know, I actually wanted to discuss this since the last chapter. What will Touka do if Yoriko is still alive? We don’t get definitive clarification regarding her status but since Mutsuki talked about “arrest” and suggested they have a talk in private I’ll assume she’s still alive. So Will Touka go rescue her? I think she will. Facing the possibility that her best friend is still alive but suffering a lot and all because of her, because she’s a ghoul and they’re friends - Touka can’t possibly just let her suffer and die if there’s a chance of saving her.

Soooo, the inner conflict will be that Touka doesn’t want to endanger the group. There’s a lot at risk if she goes to search and rescue her. Even if the whole gang goes, it’s still an unnecessary risks since they won’t gain any benefits from it. But then again, same goes for the lab operation to save Akira. It was a personal issue for Kaneki, but speaking from the perspective of the OEK and the group as a whole it was selfish as he could have saved themselves a lot of trouble if he stayed with the others instead if scattering the forces. And it’s different this time, since the goats are already in a tight spot rn and there might be traps everywhere as Mutsuki and co. are already awaiting them.
So i was wondering if she’d even consult the others about Yoriko. If she does, she can bet her ass that the others will support her to rescue Yoriko and she wouldn’t want to cause trouble for everyone bc of her own issues.

Now in this chapter we see Kaneki wondering if she’s ok/hurt and we know she isn’t. She’s in distress. She good at hiding it. Her facial expression looks completely neutral when she talks to Kaneki, just like when she told Mutsuki that she doesn’t know Kosoka. That leads me to assume that she doesn’t want to let anyone else know about it at all.
She probably gonna go save Yoriko herself and I’m super worried.
[The other, although less likely, possibilities here are that she won’t go save Yoriko bc if she gets captured or anything, you can bet hell will break lose on Kaneki and co’s side and that’s a lot of trouble for the group too.
Or, she figured it was just a bluff bc it didn’t smell like Yoriko? But she gets triggered and sad anyways :(

I can’t begin to fathom how worried and stressed she must feel now, especially having to act like nothing happened and shouldering it alone.
So she asks Kaneki about Hide. What does he feel, how would he act? She’s indirectly asking for advice. And Kaneki apologizes bc he’s not much of a help there. When he felt like seeing him he never did it or anything else to help fill that need (he’s probably referring to how he always kept his distance to not endanger Hide and well, you know, afterwards he could not go see him at all…) So he always just ends up missing him even more. *rips heart out*

And then she pins him down.
Might have to do with her missing and actually being thirsty for him for a long time, but what I think really was the trigger here is that she’s looking for relief from the pain both of them share. It just simple as that but then again it’s deep. It gives me feels bc they’re both hurting and she’s looking for a way to make it go away for even just a short moment. She might be a little desperate bc it hurts so much… So many emotions are overwhelming her.

Kaneki is right. They both need some rest…

Good Vibrations (Harry Wells x Reader)

Rating: M (smut)

Summary: After an escaped meta accidentally gives Harry incredible speed, you are both sure to put these newly acquired powers to the test. In the best way possible.

Originally posted by theblackwook

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i think my main question to antis when they throw around all the bad shit snape does is: what is enough?

for every bad thing snape has done, he’s been punished a hundredfold. said mudblood? lost his best and only friend. joined the death eaters? had a part in said friend’s death. had to spy for 20 years. eventually got killed himself. 

what is enough punishment for y’all to be satisfied that he is “properly” redeemed? how much self-flagellation does snape need to go through to prove himself? i don’t know if people think he hasn’t done enough because he doesn’t seem properly guilty or because he just isn’t a nice person or what, but he spends every day in danger, he saves countless lives, he lives and breathes the Cause, he dies painfully…. and none of that is enough for anyone to look at his bad deeds and “okay, that’s enough”? none of that balances his scales, even a little?

what else would he need to DO to get redemption? because as far as i see it, he’s earned it in pain and blood and literal sacrifice. he lost everything. he GAVE everything. and yet i still have to listen to someone complain about how he never truly redeemed himself, that he never earned the redemption arc he worked over 20 years to achieve? 

at some point you have to admit that there is nothing that will satisfy your thirst persecute a character tbh. bc snape has literally given up everything to get some sort of absolution - has been punished for all of his bad actions time and time again, and there are still people who will look at his story and say it wasn’t enough. as if the tragedy of his life was that he gave so much and got so little joy or happiness or love. 

Shiro disappeared after Zarkon had unleashed his magic(quintessence???) onto the head of voltron and Shiro plugged in his Bayard that released Zarkons hold but right after voltron split apart…that’s exactly when Shiro’s lion was lifeless

Voltron split apart BECAUSE of Shiro vanishing…that’s exactly the moment it happened

Jon Bernthal Appreciation Week  [10/20-10/26] 
#bernthalweek

I mentioned this earlier and you guys seemed to want it…so here it is. An entire week dedicated to the man, the myth, The Bernthal™. Why are we doing an appreciation week? Because we didn’t have time for a month (what he truly deserves). Hopefully this is enough time for everyone to get their stuff and thangs ready but if not, remember, this is just for fun and any appreciation is good appreciation whether it follows these guidelines or not. Just ya know…have fun.

Gifsets, picsets, fanart, fanvids, meta, fics based on the characters, SCREAMING IN A TEXT POST, anything and everything is an acceptable way to show your appreciation so long as it’s positive. Please tag your creations/posts as “bernthalweek” so everyone can track and reblog all the good shit. Feel free to participate as little or as much as you’d like - do one day, three days, all the days, makes no difference. 

10/20 - 10/26

  • Day One [10/20] - Favorite TV Show/Character
  • Day Two [10/21] - Favorite Outfit
  • Day Three [10/22] - Favorite Photoshoot
  • Day Four [10/23] - Favorite Interview/Panel
  • Dav Five [10/24] - Favorite Movie/Character
  • Day Six [10/25] - Favorite Physical Feature(s)
  • Day Seven [10/26] - Free Day (literally do any damn thing ya want. Examples: tell us why you love him, favorite quotes, favorite friendship, jon + pets, story about meeting him, mood boards, etc)

*Remember these are just guidelines and you’re free to show your appreciation however you want, whenever you want. Once again, just some ideas: fanart, gifs, picsets, fanvids, fics & metas about characters, links to interviews, anything is okay to post. Please tag your posts as “bernthalweek” so everyone can find it all in one place. Unless you don’t want anyone to find it, then hey that’s okay too. Just do your thang and enjoy. ♥

albino-pony  asked:

Thank you so much for that Klance meta from Lance's vlog. Seriously, this ship is so important to me (like Korrasami was) that this vlog was kind of haunting me... Also someone else said that they wouldn't reveal the endgame ship in the middle of the series and in a vlog so.. that's also reassuring

Exactly! It would be unrealistic to expect otherwise. I am so glad you liked my meta. Honestly, I never imagined it could have blown up as much as it did. I think it was a mixture of posting the right thing at the right time. 

Lance’s vlog was disappointing to a lot of Klance shippers, but the “I’m not ready to settle down” line really stuck to me. I felt like I was pulling a Phoenix Wright where he takes a piece of incriminating piece of evidence, and flips it on it’s head to expose something new, and that revelation is what has given a lot of Klance shippers hope.

Lance’s blog canonically proves that he hasn’t fallen in love with any of the girls we have seen him flirt with. He has an unrequited, playful crush on Allura, and I’m not dismissing his feelings for her on that front, but Lance is not in love with her. Because if he were, Lance would not be going around flirting and playing the field. 

We know this because as shown in the comics with Lance’s guide to love, we know that Lance takes love seriously. We know he would commit with everything he had to the one he’s in love with. 

But he doesn’t commit to Allura, “I’m not ready to settle down”, because he is not in love with her.

This is huge for Klance’s chances at becoming cannon in the show; combined with the interview quotes and hints, which all relate to how Lance will mature and fall in love with someone “self-assured” and very different from who he was going for in the beginning. 

Some people who’ve seen the meta have called this a stretch, but honestly, this part with debunking Allurance, is simply critical thinking. And that is what I did in my meta: I debunked romantic Allurance, and then put forward my argument about how Lance’s maturity is tied to him falling in love, that by extension, links to Keith’s character.

But, of course like everything in the fandom, the only true way for anything to become cannon, is for it to appear on the show itself, and any claims or speculation I or anyone makes, until such is denied or confirmed, is up in the air.

I do believe that Klance has a strong chance at becoming cannon, and I do. Narratively, structurally, the direction of their dynamic and character arcs, something is building between Keith and Lance towards something big. 

I sense that, every Klance shipper senses that, and I’m love to go on and on about it. But this reply is long enough, and there’s not much I can say that hasn’t already been said (check out @kkiro, he has an absolutely fantastic Klance master post with; scene analysis, interview quotes, the whole shebang, as well as @voltronaura  if you want some of the juiciest Klance metas and content), though you can bet that I’ll be keeping my eyes open for any new information to analyse.

Thank you so much for your lovely message, and apologises for how long winded my reply was. You can’t imagine how happy it made me, and I got a little carried away. Once again, so glad you enjoyed my meta, and it was a pleasure to hear from you. 

Until next time! :D

Originally posted by desingyouruniverse

Happy Birthday Sanji~!

Today it’s Sanji’s birthday!

Exactly one year ago I was in Tokyo and visited the Mugiwara Store and enjoying the Day of Sanji in the Year of Sanji.

Now, I’ve been extremely busy for the last six months and I haven’t been able to write even half of the posts I come up with in my head. But today is Sanji’s birthday and he’s my favorite anime character of all time. So, I am going to talk about my love for Sanji, and all (some of) the reasons to why he’s my favorite.

Under the cut you’ll find a lot of love and me being biased! Now on to my list of reasons to love Sanji.

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Has anyone noticed how Pidge is usually sarcastic and a little aloof during her interactions with other human(oid)s? Like… not unfriendly, but kind of guarded? But when addressing machines or creatures (her lion, Rover, the trash buddies, etc.), she’s super animated and sentimental! Her whole demeanor changes. And it’s not that she doesn’t like her human(oid) friends and family! She clearly loves them VERY much and genuinely enjoys their company. Her dedication to finding her family and the way she talks about/misses her team in Across the Universe are proof of that. She’s just… more reserved when communicating with them. She seems so much more comfy and relaxed around machines and non-speaking critters. It’s such a subtle little detail, but my little autistic butt appreciates it so much because I’m kind of the same way. (I bet she spent a lot of time talking to her dog back home.)

Ice skating - Barry Allen

Summary :You get your boyfriend Barry to go out ice-skating with you for the first time and show off some of your skills, which surprises him quite a bit.

Word Count :1055 

warnings : slight smut but not much

pairing : barry allen x reader

A/N : I do not own any of these gifs, credit goes out to original owners. This is the first x-mas / winter writing prompt forthis holiday season. Sorry this is so short, but enjoy it anyways. :)

Originally posted by atravelgirl

Originally posted by alessia1995

Originally posted by bruisette

“Barryy.” You drawl out his name. Turning around in your chair at S.T.A.R. Labs, you look at your boyfriend who was busy with paper work and organizing the meta humans names’. It was the beginning of December and the winter season, so that meant that the skating rinks were re-opened; much to your delight. 

You used to go ice-skating all the time when you were little, you did with all your friends, even some of your boyfriends if the relationship lasted that long. It was kind of a tradition for you, and you wanted to share that tradition with Barry.

“Hmm?” He hums, not even looking up at you. You sigh and get up, walking over to the desk and sitting in front of your boyfriend. He finally looks up at you, eyebrows raised. “May I help you, Y/N?” He leans back, crossing his arms over his chest.

“I want to go ice-skating, please will you come with me?” You plead using your puppy dog eyes. He sighs and smiles a bit. 

“Babe, I’ve never gone ice-skating before.” Barry chuckles. “I wouldn’t last a second on the ice.” You raise an eyebrow.

“You’re The Flash, can The Flash not handle a little ice?” You tease, grinning like an idiot. He furrows his eyebrows, getting up and grabbing your coats. “Yay!” You squeal, knowing that Barry was going to prove you wrong out on the rink.

When you got to the rink you rented your skates and quickly put them on. You stood easily, Barry needing help already. You giggle and help him out onto the ice, letting him stand near the wall so that he’d have something besides you to put his weight on. You two slowly start to make your way around, and soon enough Barry get’s a hand of it.

“See, it’s not so hard.” You smiled, holding his hand. Barry looked down at you, kissing the top of your head and continuing to glide along the ice. After a few minutes you pulled away from him and made your way into the middle of the rink. You do a few small circles before getting ready to do a big spin in the air. No one has ever seen you out on the rink besides your family members, so you were excited to see Barry’s reaction to this. 

Pushing yourself up off the ice you hold your arms close to you as you do three perfect spins in the air, landing perfectly. You smile and turn your head, seeing a very awestruck and surprised Barry Allen. You skate back over to him, closing his gaping mouth. 

“Don’t want to freeze your lugs, now do you?” You tease, nudging him slightly. 

“How come you never told me you were so good at this!?” He exclaims, starting his way around the rink once more. You shrug, your hands running through your hair.

“I don’t know, I just never thought it was important information.” You shrug.

“Well I’d say that it is pretty fa-nominal that you can do that.” He pulls you close. “My beautiful ice princess.” You blush, giggling at the new nickname. You two skate around, Barry occasionally falling on his ass and you just stand there laughing at him, until he pulls you down with him. When you two get back up he gets the great idea to try and do some tricks. He skates along, looking back at you with a cocky grin on his face. 

“Barry! Babe, watch out there’s a-” You were to late to finish off your sentence because Barry ran into the wall, falling and sitting on the cold flooring. “Wall.” You sigh, going over to him and helping him up. “Let’s get you home Barr, I think all the hot cocoa has gotten to your brain and made you think that you can actually do stuff.” You giggled. He made a look at you, not a bad one, just a playful one. You walk him back to Joe’s and Iris’s. 

“Stay with me tonight, you haven’t stayed over for quite a while and I don’t want you walking home so late in this cold.” He says, dragging you inside without even listening to a word you were trying to say. You and Barry walk upstairs and then you realize that you don’t have any clothes to sleep in for the night. 

“Uh..Barr? I don’t have anything to sleep in.” You mumble. He shrugs and throws a pair of his boxers and a t-shirt at you. The clothing hits your face and you stand there, arms crossed. You could hear Barry chuckle at you.

“Hey,Y/N? You’re supposed to wear the clothes on your body, not your face.” You huff and take the clothing off of your face. You change out of your clothes from the day, going slow because you knew that Barry was watching your every move. “Y/N..” Barry’s voice was low. “Are you trying to tease me?” You turn around, only wearing your undergarments and the t-shirt Barry threw at you.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about, Barr.” You smirk, handing him his boxers. He puts them back in his drawer and before you know it you were on your back on his bed. You look up, Barry hovering over you with eyes full of hunger. 

“You know how I feel about you teasing me, baby.” He whispers, ghosting his lips over your neck. You shiver, goosebumps rising along your skin. “I would normally just tease you for teasing me, but I’m far to tired so I think I’m going to go to bed. Good night, baby.” Barry grins, giving you a quick peck on the lips and then he rolls over, turning off his lamp and pulling him close to you. You groan silently but smile, resting your head against Barry’s arm. 

“Good night, Barr.” You mumble, falling asleep right as your eyes closed. 

So once upon a time I made this giant theory post (x) about Gravity Rush and what I thought about one specific character. Well, now that the sequel’s out, and I’ve had about a week to digest everything that happened, I’m ready to make a sort of follow-up to that. 

Warning: This contains spoilers for the entirety of Gravity Rush 2 and also a ridiculously long post.

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anonymous asked:

So I was thinking about that "Bucky not having a hat" thing; do you think they were testing rudimentary versions of the mind wipe machine the first time he was captured?

I think it’s a possibility. smarter, more observant people than me have worked out meta on this. A few weeks ago I saw a post about Bucky’s bruising/bleeding after Steve rescues him in ca:tfa

and how it compares to Winter Soldier in the chair:

(here’s the link)

It’s certainly a compelling argument. Whether or not they tested a rudimentary version of mind wiping technology on him, there’s a lot to be said for the way Bucky dresses before and after his capture. There’s a deliberateness to everything he wears, both from the directors/costumer designers in the movie to Bucky himself, because his clothing certainly does tell a story. There’s been fantastic meta on Bucky’s clothing, too. Let’s take a look at the Bucky we first meet:

Originally posted by luznavarro

what a dapper motherfucker.  So pristine, and (mostly) to regulation with his tie and collar just so, with just a little bit of charm and personality shining through with the jaunty angle of his hat.  This is why most people agree that Bucky Barnes cares about his appearance, that he cares about it so much that he used his hat to set himself apart.

The next time we see him before he’s captured is the deleted scene where he’s wearing his helmet.  Again, it’s at an angle, but whereas the hat choice is deliberate, I would argue the helmet was donned rapidly. The fact that it isn’t buckled bothered me (like he was being cavalier with his safety/had to look good in the middle of a war zone) until I saw American Sniper, where there was a very similar moment where the sniper finished sniping and then moved to put his helmet on, very quickly with the emphasis on getting it on rather than fitting it properly, and I went ‘ooooh, that could explain it’. Bucky might need to get it on and off quickly so it isn’t obstructing his shooting. I’m sure there’s also a possibility both are for movie purposes too, blocking and face shots etc. 

This is the last time we see something on his head until he’s in the mask as the Winter Soldier.

Let’s take a moment to compare Bucky before he’s shipped off, to Bucky post-capture.

Originally posted by lawyerupasshole

First of all, no hat. Second, compare this to Bucky done up in full uniform from the first scenes.  We’ve all read the fantastic meta that talks about his mental state in this scene, and I agree with that.  This is a Bucky who can’t bring himself to wear his full regulation uniform.

But take a look.

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Originally posted by lawyerupasshole

similarity there is

Originally posted by sergeant-stucky-barnes

Bucky no longer wears anything tight around his neck.  

Bucky no longer wears anything tight around his neck.  

And suddenly, his outfit in the bar scene becomes more of a focused, deliberate lack of regulation uniform.  He literally cannot bring himself to do up his collar or tie, and it doesn’t get better.

His jacket is never done up fully, just tucked in.  It LOOKS dapper as fuck, and I’m sure he’s aware he looks good in it, but if he picked it out himself as we enjoy speculating, he also picked something he’d be warm in but could also get it away from his neck with a quick tug.  Is this so he can breathe easier? Is it because he actually had something around his head and neck while tortured?  We could get into the possibilities indefinitely.

brb crying over Bucky again

The thing that really made me not hate TFP like I wanted to was the Molly Scene™.

Like??? That was such a big moment for Sherlock? No matter your ship persuasion (Sherlolly/Johnlock/etc), I don’t see how people don’t see what a MASSIVE step this was?

He had to stand there and save her. Usually, this would something Sherlock would relish, right? The ability to be the hero? The ‘drama queen’? But, this time, you can see the dread in him, when he sees the ‘I love you’ and knows it involves Molly. The take Eurus gives him means he can’t use his brain to save her, he has to use his emotions. He has to tell her loves her. He has to tell another living soul - a living soul he knows loves him with everything and has very little else - that he loves them.

Yes, the task was only to get Molly to say 'I love you’ to HIM but Sherlock KNEW that the only way he could possibly get her to say it would be to say it first… despite the fact it would be the most alien and most difficult thing for him to do?
Not only does he do it, but he says it twice. He doesn’t think his first try is good enough. Poor Molly suffers but manages a reply, but it was plain to every single one of us, Sherlock included, what SUFFERING it was.

And unlike before, unlike when he could happily tell himself he was detached and sociopathic and that was that, he couldn’t say it and not feel the weight of it. He can’t pull a Janine™ anymore… and doesn’t that say something a incredibly MASSIVE about how far he’s come???

Yes, perhaps it’s because it’s Molly - (“I’m not trying to mock you. We’re friends. You’re my FRIEND!”) - but perhaps, just perhaps, Eurus, in making him do this, woke him up to all the 'emotional context’ of his entire life.

He realised he does have the capacity to feel, but that he’s been broken by the actions of his sister; scarred, I suppose. He’s opened the floodgates now though; “Once you open your heart you can’t close it again,” so, he can’t hold in his rage and guilt (and coffin destroying) that ensures afterward; because he’s angry he’s broken, angry and despaired at the situation… but mostly utterly despairing that he had to make Molly suffer, AGAIN… and this time, he felt every single, painful shard of it.

Once upon a time, he hurt Molly on a whim, almost for fun, and would be completely ignorant to it. Now? Well, the change is pretty fucking astounding. Therefore, I would happily label this the most important scene of the episode. It just… says so much with so little?.