space plague

Old Habits Die Hard

Bucky x Reader

REQUEST: Bucky with number’s 85. What’s wrong with me missing you?, 95. Tell me you need me., and 110. I’m sorry if I don’t want you to die!

Summary: In her eyes Bucky’s moved on, and she slowly is too, but when a mission goes haywire, he realizes just how much he misses her.

Warnings: pure angst, swearing, brief violence. (you’re going to hate me, yikes) I strongly suggest that you listen to Another Sad Love Song by Khalid, it’s loosely based on the song as well. Also, please read the comment and you’ll understand why I ended it the way I did. Hope y’all understand xx

Word Count: 2.8k+

Originally posted by buckybass

It wasn’t suppose to go down this way. The breakup was amicable. It wasn’t worth the angry tears and screaming matches in the middle of the night whenever Bucky came home late. She missed the old Bucky. The Bucky that would come home every day and shower her with love and affection, but then he disappeared. The good morning kisses halted and tight goodbye hugs became loose. She tried talking to him about it, but he just brushed it off and went to bed.

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(in other words, I have lots of feelings when it comes to the Skywalker family and how some people think Kylo Ren is 100% evil with no hope of coming back to the light cause that’s some real BULL HICKEY considering that this EIGHT (SO FAR) FILM SAGA is all about redemption and the struggle between succumbing to darkness and being able to come back to the light through the love and support of family and friends and like how is the EPIC FAMILY DYNASTY going to to just die out with it’s last member being a punk ass bitch sith? Nope, nu-uh, you’ve had us invested into these precious space babies since 1977 and it just ain’t happening. And on top of all that, #LEIADESERVESBETTER after never meeting her mother, her planet and foster parents getting killed, having to deal with a murderous villain father, her husband being murdered, her brother straight up leaving, and her only child going dark. You don’t want to give us back light Ben Solo then YOU SURE AS HELL better give him back to HER)

Ahsoka Tano,

  1. Held her own against General Grievous, someone who ate more experienced Jedi than her for breakfast, TWICE.
  2. Also fought toe-to-toe with Asajj Ventress, the apprentice of Count Dooku himself, who even a Jedi master like Luminara Unduli struggled to fight alone.
  3. Resisted the Blue Shadow Virus, which is essentially the Black Plague in space, for a whole day.
  4. Helped destroy a massive Seperatist droid factory, and survived in the rubble long enough to call for help.
  5. Got her stolen lightsaber back before her master even realized it was ever gone.
  6. Saved Duchess Satine Kryze from her own traitorous Prime Minister.
  7. Took down Aurra Sing, one of the deadliest bounty hunters of her time, twice.
  8. Survived the Citadel, a prison infamous for being nearly impossible to escape, and killed the warden.
  9. Escaped a group of Trandoshians that attempted to hunt her for sport and killed their leader, while inspiring her fellow prisoners to believe in themselves and fight back.
  10. Was one of only two people to not get captured during the battle of Mon Cala.
  11. Helped take down the Zygerrian slave empire.
  12. Escaped the clutches of a Mandalorian terrorist group and in the process of doing so, fought toe-to-toe with their leader, decapitated four of them at once, and stabbed one of them i the gut with a makeshift spear, all while dragging her useless idiot of a love interest around.
  13. Stood up to three deadly criminals to protect her unconscious master.
  14. Helped a group of insurgents overthrow a corrupt king and take their planet back.
  15. Protected six younglings from pirates, and later from Grievous.
  16. Avoided capture after being framed for murder for what appears to have been a whole night.
  17. Stopped Darth Sidious, THE most powerful sith lord of ALL TIME, from getting into a holocron vault.
  18. Fought Darth Maul, someone who killed a jedi master, twice.
  19. Was a major figure in the growing Rebel Alliance.
  20. Took down two sith inquisitors without breaking a sweat.
  21. And last but certainly not least, fought toe-to-toe with Darth Vader, the jedi killer, the chosen one himslef, in a collapsing sith temple, and lived.


The Unexpected Arrival: Part Eight

The Unexpected Arrival: Part Eight

This story was inspired by Acid/C2ndy2c1d ( and her undying loyalty for one of my favorite cartoons, Courage the Cowardly Dog. And since she’s shown so many wonderful drawings to help sate my cravings, I thought I would write something in exchange.

This particular scenario is inspired by her awesome comic:

Rating: K (for Katz~)

Summary: After Muriel and Eustace’s passing, the Middle of Nowhere finally seems too empty for Courage. But some familiar, frightening faces will soon change all of that.


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anonymous asked:

Imagine Keith getting some kind of Galra sickness. Everyone would be trying to take care of him while their galra allies are trying to explain what to do.

oooh!!!! i have actually thought about this before, and it’s something i’d like to explore more in depth sometime. one time a friend and i were talking about the team coming down with the Space Plague™, and everyone recovers after a few days except keith. of course it’s because he’s galra, but no one knows that. they just think he got way sicker than the rest of them for some reason and don’t understand why he’s not getting getter.

with the new developments of s2, this is way more interesting. i love love love love the thought of him coming down with some galra illness and everyone freaking out until the marmora explain what’s happening and help them nurse keith back to health ;a; 

You know, I remain convinced, perhaps simply by a hunch, that this line by Terezi is one of the most important in Homestuck in terms of endgame foreshadowing.

I mean, you could dismiss it as “just” a SBaHJ reference, but we all know that SBaHJ is full of foreshadowing anyway, and even so something about this line has always stood out to me every time I’ve read it.

So, what does this mean? What do we know about angels in Homestuck? Quite a lot, actually. I’ve spoken about this before. Angels are beings that embody the binary Hope aspect. Hope, as an aspect, is the power to make things reality through the power of belief. Jake, who is a pretty archetypal Hope player, sums this up quite nicely;

GT: Right o! If a man believes hard enough in imaginary things then i dare say that makes them slightly less fake!

 I say binary because it’s clear throughout Homestuck that there are two kinds of Hope, and thus two kinds of angels; constructive (positive) Hope and destructive (negative) Hope. Eridan is the Destroyer of Hope, yes, but he is also the Destroyer with Hope - he uses his Hope in order to cause destruction, negative Hope to destroy positive Hope. This is as opposed to Jake’s constructive Hope, which is used to further the interests of the team, and as a protective and defensive aura around Jake in the leadup to Game Over.

This dichotomy is also expressed in the Cherubim, who take on the role of either Destroyer or Protector when they reach adulthood. A Cherub, too, is a name for a type of Angel. Cherubim in Homestuck have wings that are the same shape of the Hope symbol. It all ties together quite nicely. Furthermore, Destructive Hope is usually symbolized by the colour black, whereas Constructive Hope is usually symbolized by the colour white. The angels on Eridan’s Land are black to match his Destructive Hope aura; whereas Jake produces a pair of white angels when he creates his Constructive Hope field. The Conqueror Cherub has black wings, the Protector has white wings. Indeed, Prospit, the “hopeful” force for Constructive creation, is the white side of the chessboard, with stagnative and destructive Derse the black. The only exception to this rule is that Eridan’s wwhite science wand produces what appears to be white hope rays, but then this might be a function of the wand Kanaya alchemized more than anything else, and, moreover, in the scene where he starts attacking people Eridan himself is coloured extremely darkly, almost grimdark grey-black. The symbolism holds up pretty well across all places where Hope is explored.

The dialogue that leads up to the quote that I posted at the top there also adds to this. Listen to how Sollux describes what an angel is;

TA: 2ome terriible mythiical demon.
TA: wiith the2e awful feathery wiing2.

Sounds pretty contrary to the human image of an angel as a being of purity and light, huh? What I think this implies is that at some point in their respective histories, Alternia was visited by a conqueror Cherub, whereas Earth was visited by a protector Cherub, and thus two separate concepts of evil and good angels, respectively, entered their cultures. It also reflects that same destructive/constructive dichotomy, not only between the two species (which is relevant as the Kids are essentially saving the Trolls from their own self-created destruction - symbolic?) but between the two universes (the A universe and its session are after all defined by failed Hope and decay, and the B universe by a new Hope for reality). The Symbolism Is Strong With This One.

So, angels ushering in the end. This can be taken in two ways. It can either mean a Destructive Hope angel ushering the End as in death, destruction and decay… or it could mean a Constructive Hope angel providing an end to these things, an end to the strife that has been dogging the plot of this whole comic… a plot resolution… an “end” to Homestuck, perhaps?

I think that both of these interpretations are just as valid, and give us a lot of information about how Homestuck may end. First, though we need to identify the plot’s “angels”. Because there are a lot of them. Let’s start with Destructive Hope angels - Eridan was the first of these, but he kind of slipped out of relevance after serving as an introduction to the Hope concept. Most obvious, in terms of an Angel bringing in the end, is Lord English/Caliborn. He is the dominating Destructive Hope angel of the plot. For one, he is a Cherub, and the symbolism that links them to Hope - the Hope symbol is literally a set of Cherub wings. Lord English is the one who causes all of the Destruction, not only in the A universe - although he does, further tying into that Universe/Species dichotomy - but also in the plot of Homestuck. He is the “end” that Sollux is most immediately referring to, the first, “Destructive” sense of “end”. But wait, he is not the only Destructive Hope “angel”, is he? There are more. We can’t not mention Bec Noir - that black colouration and set of wings, his transformation essentially transformed him into a Destructive Hope angel in form as well as function. The other versions of Noir might also apply, here. Or the Condesce? Perhaps not such a clear connection, but the fact that she is always portrayed as a black silhouette cannot be discounted. It seems that there are multiple dark angels who are ushering in the end, here, both of reality and of Homestuck. Given this, it is sensible to ask of Paradox Space; how will it know what angel to use?

Remember how far back in the comic that conversation took place. It’s a Pesterlog from 2010, and here we have Terezi (and indeed, the even earlier SBaHJ comic, but I think Terezi’s quoting of it gives the quote its emphasis) dropping some pretty significant foreshadowing about the final boss of Homestuck - she is telling us that there will be multiple bosses, and that they will all be “black angels”.

But I think it can tell us a little more than this. See, Homestuck also has its fair share of “white” angels, that is to say, protagonists who embody the spirit of “white” Hope? With respect to English and Bec Noir, they have their clear antitheses - Calliope and the Pedigree Mendicant have respective duality themes with regards to their two “dark” counterparts that come into play in ways other than just through the Hope connection, but it is also true that everything that connects English and Noir to dark hope - the wings, the colouration - also connects Callie and PM to light hope - the constructive force. And it does not end here, either. Jake, I think, is a “white angel” - for one he literally produces a pair of angels when he uses his Hope aura, and it is clear that he is a dedicated Hope player who fights for the Constructive side of the dual aspect. There’s also the common “English” connection tying Jake to LE, a further sign that these two vehicles for Hope symbolism are tied together. There are potentially more - I could talk about how Dave is foretold to defeat English using the very white Caledfwlch sword - but this is getting too long as it is.

What is clear, however, is that there are a pantheon of Constructive white Hope angels on Team Good to rival those on Team Bad, which is where the second meaning of “to usher in the end” becomes relevant. Could one of these people be the ones to “usher in the end” of Homestuck, by overcoming their Destructive foes? To “usher in the end” of the Strife that has plagued Paradox Space throughout the run of the comic? And if so, which one of them will it be? I think the answer is clear - they are all going to play a crucial role, and indeed many of them already have. As with its pantheon of bad guys, Paradox Space does not know what angel to use - and so it is going to use all of them.

Edit: And somebody just reminded me of this quote from Aranea, which is a clincher.

When talking about Cronus;

If there ever was any truth to his far fetched vision, the legacy of defeating the evil magician would have to be passed on to his descendant, or if his descendant proved to be as much of a failure as he did, then perhaps on some other Hero of Hope.

So it appears that the idea that Paradox Space will have to make use of a white angel to bring and end to English, or, indeed, many.

Nancy Drew Dream GamesFlight of Fear

Captain’s Cove Amusement Park has spared no expense restoring its famous but long-defunct ride, the Night Rocket, and plans to reopen the ride on its 60th anniversary. And what better way to celebrate than with a classic science fiction film festival? A well known B-movie aficionado, none other than Jamila El Dine, has been tapped to curate the festival. Meanwhile, crews led by Ingrid Corey are working around the clock to get the Night Rocket ready in time. But Captain’s Cove just can’t catch a break. Overnight workers have been quitting in terror without explanation, stalling the grand opening. Mysterious lights appear in the sky over the park almost nightly. And strange messages have been burned on rooftops in hieroglyphs no one can identify. Cue Nancy Drew, posing as a new hire. With the help of Ingrid and Jamila, she must get the park back on track and ensure that the Night Rocket flies once again. UFOs plaguing a space-themed event must be a stunt… but why?

  • Explore all-new areas of the park, and see it at night for the first time
  • Learn about the history of sci-fi and its influence on real-life science and technology
  • Help out at the concession stand making funnel cakes, hot dogs and more
  • Collect retro space toys from the gift shop
  • Survey the scene from the unique perspective of a ferris wheel and roller coaster
  • Sonny didn’t do it. No really, he didn’t.