okay, but you know the moment tom was guessing who wrote his thing, he said something about phil being the one who might find him offensive still and phil immediately says “i do” ? so, tom joke about serotonin was funny and everything and i like tom, but the way phil said that “i do” sounded just like “yeah of course i do you keep making offensive depression jokes about my boyfriend you don’t want to mess with my danny what are you thinking just wait until this video is over-” and his face with that look and oh idk phil is savage and hell yeah you stand by your man philip !
Can we hear the Winger-rage? I honestly have no clue what the book is but I see it on lists all the time too
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Okay, so this book is on a fuckton of queer lists, right? Why? Because it has a gay secondary character straight people get all excited isn’t a stereotype, I guess because he plays sports. But HE FUCKING DIES. IN A GAY BASHING. Like, at the end of the book, he’s beaten to death for being gay. AND THAT REPRESENTATION MAKES PEOPLE CALL IT LGBT.
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME.
Anyway, this is why I’m not open to recommendations; I have no way of knowing where people are coming from when they recommend a book. Like, The Upside of Unrequited was on EVERY LGBTQ LIST this year. EVERY FREAKING ONE. Does it have great queer characters? YES! Are they major in the book? YES! Are there maybe even more great queer characters than straight ones? Possibly! BUT IT IS LITERALLY A CISHET ROMANCE. THAT IS WHAT IT IS. IT SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN ONE OF THE PRECIOUS FEW LGBTQ SHELVES DURING PRIDE MONTH. But a lot of people consider a book to be LGBTQ if it has major secondary characters who are, and I just…do not. (Exceptions are sometimes made for the love interest being queer, depending on the situation/book.)
Shaun David Hutchinson had a great thread this week about Lauren Myracle’s Shine, which released in 2011 and so was one of the first major “LGBT” books, though it was about as LGBT as Winger. (And, to be clear, this is not a slam of either Shine or Winger, only of how they’re frequently categorized.) Was it something we recommended back when it was some of the only queer rep we had? It was! But now we have a lot more, and they actually center on queer characters, and sometimes they’re even allowed happiness and, ya know, life. It’s time we focus on those, rec those, push those into the spotlight, and the Shines and Lunas and Wingers of the world can go ahead and take three giant steps back now. Thanks for holding it down when publishing was too bigoted to let queer characters take center stage. We got it from here.
Anyway, Winger is my big test book: if someone recommends it as LGBT, I will never trust them for LGBT recs ever again.
A sequel to Starved??!! That would be awesome!! I think branching out into ship fics would be hella rad, but obviously, it's okay if it's not your thing or you're not comfortable writing that kind of stuff. All your writing is phenomenal, I'm sure you'd nail anything sappy <33 if you need/wanna pick ships they're honestly all good, polyamsanders makes me the most happy (so good, so pure)
I’m perfectly comfortable writing ship, that’s definitely not the problem. I guess it’s just that I know a lot of folks don’t like ship fics and I want to remain accessible? But I think that appropriately tagging things will make it okay…they can just skip the fics that are more explicit. Which this one would be, lol.
Thank you for your support!!! I’m sort of nervous/excited! But it’ll have to wait a bit, because I’ve got Anti-Anxiety to finish (aka the fic that officially Killed Me) and then next month I’m wanting to try to write a long fic for NaNoWriMo. So it may be a bit! But I’m still super thrilled that everyone’s been so supportive, even if they’re not into that kind of story themselves!!! Y’all give me such happy feels, I stg. <3 Love you all!!!!!
Y/N finally makes it to the centre of the chitauri battleground.
Okay this is no longer the last chapter, I got to like 3000 and was like GUESS I’M SPLITTING THIS!
“I know, I know sweetheart. We’ll stop soon.” Y/N tried to console her wailing son from the front seat. S/N was fine during the plane trip but his patience had ran thin and the small child was fussing and fidgeting in the car seat. S/N just wasn’t use to staying strapped into one spot for so long and honestly it was a miracle he hadn’t torn out of the seat yet.
She had pulled over to the next McDonald’s she saw to give him a break and make sure he was okay. As she was feeding him a sundae she started to get lost in her thoughts. She came out here all this way so sure that Bruce would rejoin their lives but what if he didn’t want too? And what if he didn’t want too but only did because she had his son? She didn’t want Bruce to stay with her out of obligation but she also didn’t want to keep such an important detail secret.
Bruce left because General Ross found him but was that still an issue? He had basically dropped off the planet after he left her but now everyone knew about Hulk and all the other Avengers. Would things be different? She took a spoonful of the ice cream and popped it into her own mouth, letting the flavour overtake her senses for the moment and let her temporarily forget her worries.
“I still think this is a terrible idea.” Steve said warily as he watched the Hulk smash apart another chitauri battleship.
“Relax Stars and Stripes, I’ve got this all under control.” Tony said proudly, standing in his iron man armour, face plate up. Tony came up with his so called brilliant idea of bringing out the Hulk to smash the larger wreckage of the invasion to help the clean up crews he founded and hired. He figured it was a great way to let the big guy let off some steam and build trust between them as a team.
Steve held onto his shield a little too tightly, after all if this became out of control people could get hurt and that was something the captain wanted to prevent especially after the attack on Earth.
Y/N had settled S/N back in the rented car. She set him up comfortably with a juice box and her phone to play some app games. Thankfully the rest of the trip was mostly silent.
Y/N slowed down and came to a stop when she saw road blocks and men in suits flagging her to stop. She frowned and got out of the car to meet the man who was walking towards her.
“Sorry miss, you can’t go this way. You’ll have to go around.”
“Why not?” Her frown deepened as she saw the Stark Tower. She was so close. She knew a good chance of finding him would be finding Tony Stark. She figured she’d make the Iron Man tell her everything he knew or at least where to go from there.
“We’re still cleaning the wreckage from the invasion and Mr Stark isn’t allowing anyone within the area for their own safety.” The man explained to her with a stoic look.
“Ooooh okay!” She smiled apologetically. “Riiiight right I’ll go around.” She began to walk back to her car. “Sorry for the trouble!” She waved at him sweetly.
Y/N opened the back car door. “Hey sweetheart~! Let Mama just check how secure your seatbelt is.” She grinned at him, making a silly face and causing S/N to giggle while she tightened and secured the child seat.
Y/N returned to her seat, securing her own seatbelt before stepping on the gas and flooring it. The car sped forward and the man in uniform quickly jumped to the side as she smashed through the blockade. Well she had officially done something that was most definitely probably illegal. She could quote that love makes you do crazy things but let’s face it she was way beyond crazy at this point. So she supposed that there’s no turning back now!
S/N was giggling and clapping his hands at the stunt, while Y/N’s heart was pounding in fear. At least he was having a good time… She thought sourly as she imagined this turning into a police chase with her ending up in jail. Once more she slowed the car as her heart stopped. There he was. Hulk was actually here…
She didn’t expect to actually find him even though she had hoped so with all her heart that she would. She sat, clenching the steering wheel frozen as she watched him smashing what she assumed was some alien wreckage. She shook herself out of her shock and quickly got out of the car.
She lifted up S/N and quickly walked up to whom she recognised was the famous Captain America himself. She felt like she had to hurry or she’d be caught at any moment. She approached Steve who was a few metres behind Tony.
“Uhh excuse me!” She called out awkwardly gaining Steve’s attention. He turned around and raised a brow obviously not expecting a small woman holding a toddler on the scene.
“Oh uh, hello, can I help you with anything miss?” Steve asked with a slight hint of confusion but never the less willing to help.
“Umm, oh! You can actually! You’re a trustworthy guy right? Of course you are you’re America’s golden boy! Here!” She pushed S/N into Steve’s surprised arms.
“Hold my son!” And with that she ran past him. She knew S/N would be fine left with Steve as to the young boy he was no stranger. “Uhh ma’am you can’t go that way!” Steve tried to call out awkwardly as Y/N ran through the safety barriers. “Tony!” He called out for his attention and motioned to Y/N who was running towards the Hulk.
Tony, after being momentarily stunned with confusion took off after the woman as Steve was left with the child. He really didn’t know what to do with a toddler suddenly in his arms. “So, I’m Steve.” He said awkwardly to the excited child as S/N touched and poked the star on Steve’s suit. “Capin Merca!” He squealed in delight over the moon at being in the confused soldiers arms. “Capin Merca!!!”
Before Tony could get very far he halted in shock. Y/N had climbed onto the frame of a flipped car, standing so she was closer to Hulk’s height and once she gained his attention she slapped him across the face.
Everyone else was still, no one knew how to react to the situation. How could they react? No one had ever been crazy enough to slap the Hulk before!
okay so tbh i still ?? have to work on icons lmao. those of you who know me well should not be surprised. but while i do so, i guess like this and i’ll make you a starter when i can. specify my muse or who knows what the fuck you’re gonna get. if you’re also a multi, specify your muse or who knows what the fuck you’re gonna get. that is all friends.
so your saying that even though you convert and upload items from sl that other people make and profit off of that's okay because it's still cc? I guess you knew better huh SIS?
LMAOOO . Well SIS , the gag is I don’t upload any sl stuff , and if I convert it to my game for private use , ive paid for it on sl so . And also I play sl , and theres things from imvu and all on there , so okay . Ive uploaded imvu baby hairs , and stuff before , but all my dls are gone , and I don't make any profit of off anything . but you know so much huh SIS ?
and also SIS , I wasn’t even really speaking on just myself , I was speaking for others .
This song reminded me of stay stay stay or starlight. Is it really like them?
okay I actually felt some stay stay stay vibes when we heard that bit she posted so it’s funny that you say that like lol me too but I guess you’ll have to wait and see what the whole thing is like! It’s amazing though I promise you won’t be disappointed… not that I need to make that promise I mean dude.. it’s Taylor Swift.
If a Disney princess had night terrors, the story of Sansa Stark might be what woke her up screaming. Often overlooked in favor of her killer kid sister, the elder Stark sibling has had all her illusions about the world, and her safety in it, shattered. But her quiet, innate political shrewdness and emotional strength have enabled her to survive in a royal court that likely would have cost every other member of her family their heads. She’s the show’s best-kept secret.
Rollingstone about Sansa Stark in their list of top 40 game of thrones characters. Sansa is number 4. x
“Herondales.“ Zachariah’s voice was a breath, half laughter, half pain. "I had almost forgotten. No other family does so much for love, or feels so much guilt for it. Don’t carry the weight of the world on you, Jace. It’s too heavy for even a Herondale to bear.”
This happened a few years ago. You may have heard rumors if you’re on campus. Some even circulated online. Nobody knew what really happened. Because I’m the only one who knows and I kept quiet. For a multitude of reasons. None of them matter now. Here’s what really happened.
The four of us were handpicked for this experiment by Prof. Richardson because we’d all studied under him, worked under him, and, as much as anyone can, earned his confidence.
He said this one was different. We had to keep it quiet. He wanted to keep details to a minimum. All he would tell us before going in was that he required a month of our lives and that if he succeeded sleep would never again be a necessity.
Maybe it’s just my delusional Yousana shipping self, but I think that the clothing between these two really do mean a lot.
Throughout the season, they wear black and white, sometimes clashing like:
But notice that they are still the black and white colours, symbolizing how they haven’t really connected fully. Sana’s world is still pretty black and white up until this point.
Then there’s Maghrib:
I think what is important in Magribh is that they are both wearing grey, showing that Sana is blending her black and white world.
They are no longer clashing, or being too one sided of black or white, rather, they are mixing the colours. Sana is blending her world views because of Yousef, and him matching her only signifies that he is doing the same thing because her.
Instead of her going to his side of the colour spectrum, or him coming to her side, they met halfway ❤️
I’m hoping that if we (please Julie) get another Sana pov clip in this last episode, we will see more colours, we will see more greys, indicating her shifting and possibly more enlightened (literally and metaphorically) perspective.