Characters: Joe Merriweather, Kasey Gallengher, Daniel Roman.
Warnings: none really.
A/N: Woohoo! Part 1!! Thank you to @jeffreydeanneganstrash for editing this! Also, thanks to @fuck-yeah-lets-do-negan-ff for helping me brainstorm for this fic! Please let me know if you enjoyed this or not! Thank you for reading!! *This work is purely fictional!
It was supposed to be just another day, Kasey was currently assigned to a desk job in D.C.. It had been three months since she had graduated from the FBI academy. So when she walked in the precinct ready for another action-less day and saw her desk was cleared, she was shocked. Quickly, she made a bee-line towards special agent Roman’s office. Knocking as she pushed the door open, the conversationin the room came to a halt.
😰 - what is one character you desperately want your muse to interact with
((tbh, I’d love to find some OCs to interact with. I am kinda picky with OCs, I’ll admit, but the OCs I have found seem really interesting (Special call-outs to @mischief-rei, @beoman90, and @frosttheelemental whom I’ve interacted with and @pyrocicle and @hcneylipped who I haven’t interacted with but still love seeing them on my dash~! There are a few others but these are the few that are coming to mind atm).
I guess the thing is, I’m having trouble finding OCs that are well-written or interest me. I get some requests for RPs from people who have a very bare-bones about page, or I get suggestions from blogs that, like I said, don’t interest me or I just have a hard time picturing our muses working off of each other very well.
One piece of advice I would have for any kind of OC roleplayer that I see lacking in a lot of people’s bios are this: Give your OC a backstory. It gives a lot of insight as to who your character is, how they act, why they act that way, and so on. For me, personalities and appearances alone do not get me very invested in the character. Giving them that backstory gives them that extra little boost that makes me raise my eyebrows and say “Hey, so that’s why they’re like this. Huh, that’s neat. I like this character!”))
Would you believe that. out of all places, this came from a Garfield TV Special?
it was called Garfield and His Nine Lives, back from the 80s where Garfield was a juggernaut rather than an ironic joke, and it’s one of the weirdest, most experimental things to come out of American TV animation, and I wish more mainstream stuff would take risks like this.
The nice, expensive trail mix, with twelve kinds of nuts and the big sunflower seeds and dried fruits, the kind Tony only rarely left sitting on the common floors for everyone to get at, was gone.
Clint had been looking forward to that stuff all morning.
All the way through a hellish morning “jog” with Steve, all through Nat handing him his ass on the training mats, all through firing the same batch of misweighted arrows over and over so Tony could take scans and fix the design, he’d been thinking, when this is done I get to go upstairs and hang out on the couch and watch Dog Cops and eat the good trail mix, guilt-free.
And it was gone.
Clint was gonna shoot somebody.
Just as soon as he figured out who’d taken the trail mix.
yesterday i saw a sad duck in the park who kept getting picked on by the other ducks so today i brought some trail mix and we had a nice lunch together. also i think he might be the duck who pooped on sam last week. if so, he is officially my new best friend.
Hi Alice, odd question but: Do you believe asexuals belong in the LGBT community? I have a friend who identifies this way, but as a trans girl, I'm struggling to understand how she has to go through the same things as an LGBT person by being asexual. And struggle aside, I don't even see how asexuality is THAT different from heterosexuality, just with more... hesitation!? Maybe this sounds rude, but I know you've written about asexual people etc, and I wondered what you thought. No shade intended
Hi there. I’m glad you reached out to me about this because you must have really upset your friend by saying stuff like this to them.
It’s easy to see why not only cishet people, but also LGBT+ people, think that asexuality is fake. The world is awash with sex and sexual attraction. It’s everywhere. And everyone is supposed to want it and feel it. It’s so extremely normalised that the idea that someone could be literally UNABLE to feel sexual attraction is, to many people, absolutely bizarre and a joke.
Even if you acknowledge that asexuality is real, it’s also easy to see why you would be so quick to reject and get angry at asexual people who call themselves LGBT+. Because asexual people are not like you, are they. Unless they are trans, asexuals don’t have gender troubles, and unless they experience same-gender romantic attraction, asexuals don’t experience same-gender attraction! Lesbian, bi, gay etc people can all be joined together in their experience of same gender attraction, and all trans folks, binary and non binary, can be joined together in their experience of feeing a disconnect from their assigned birth gender.
The result? No one wants asexuals near them. People can’t relate. No one else feels the way asexuals do and people don’t think they should be part of the group. They’re not the same as you.
But oh god, they are not allowed in the cishet club either.
The first thing you need to try and unlearn is that asexuality is in any way similar to heterosexuality. It’s not. It’s so, so fucking not. It’s painful how different it feels to be asexual compared to being heterosexual. Telling an ace person that asexuality isn’t ‘THAT different from heterosexuality’ is about as accurate as saying being gay isn’t ‘THAT different from heterosexuality’. Being asexual means you do not experience sexual attraction, ever. EVER. And while that might seem easy to you, it’s an extremely painful and terrifying thing to learn about yourself, in a world where everyone is expected to have an array of sexual experiences, fall in love, get married, and anyone who doesn’t do that is strange and a freak.
Learning you are asexual can be terrifying. When you realise you’ve never had a crush, when all your friends have had ten each, you are terrified. When you pass the age where people have started dating and having sex and you still feel nothing - NOTHING - you are terrified. When you think about ever falling in love and the idea disgusts you, or you think about falling in love and you crave it, god you CRAVE it, but you know you can’t ever feel that, you are terrified. When you realise you will never be able to enjoy a normal romantic/sexual relationship, the ones full of passion like you see in the movies, and people will reject you because you can’t fancy them in that way, and there’s a higher chance for you than anyone else that you will simply die alone, without love, without children - you are terrified.
You think being ace is the same as heterosexuality? You think it’s an easy thing to learn about yourself? Explain the terror, then. I’m all ears.
The fact you see asexuality as 'hesitation’ is really horrifying to me. Asexuals aren’t attracted to the opposite gender but 'hesitant’ to act on it. Asexuals DO NOT feel attraction. To anyone. It’s not a choice. It’s not a way of life. It’s not the same as celibacy out of choice, or being a 'prude’, or waiting till marriage. It is ingrained in you, just like being gay is, just like being trans is. It is a part of you that no matter how hard you try to will it away, no matter how hard you try to persuade yourself otherwise, you cannot help it. You DO NOT feel attracted to ANYONE.
And in saying all this, I fully acknowledge that asexuals do not experience the extent of oppression that other LGBT+ folks do. There are no laws regarding asexuality. Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and other LGBT+ folks no doubt experience a higher level and intensity of systematic oppression to asexuals, more frequently go through hard experiences due to their orientation or gender. But since when did being LGBT+ become a competition for 'who’s the most oppressed’? Is that what LGBT+ is? You’re only allowed in the club if you’re 'oppressed enough’? If you’re 'gay enough’? If you’re 'trans enough’?
If you need persuading that asexuals do experience their own form of oppression, though, consider the number of asexuals who are coerced into sex in order to 'fix’ them. Consider the emotional pain that I have already discussed, of feeling that there is something fundamentally wrong and gross about you because you feel attracted to no one. Consider the number of asexuals who are hounded or emotionally abused by their families for failing to find partners. Consider the number of asexuals who force themselves to have sexual experiences, because it is the norm, because they don’t even know what asexuality is, because THEY think that they are just 'hesitant’, despite finding sex disgusting and feeling no desire to do it. Do you really think asexuals are just running around, free and happy and content in who they are? They aren’t. I’m not.
So go ahead. Cast aside asexuals if you want. Call them attention-seeking, call them special snowflakes. Ignore the pain they feel. Make them go through it alone, in pain, terrified of what they are. Why on earth would the LGBT+ community be a place to support people like that!?
Messages like the one you have just sent me gives me further reason to never talk about that part of myself. To just sit and cry about it at home day after day because I do not like myself. Because I feel that nobody will accept me or understand who I am. I could list the number of things people have said to me to discredit and laugh at this part of myself, but it’s people like you who make me embarrassed to talk about it, too scared to own a label and talk about it freely and openly.
I thought, going into this, that the LGBT+ community was one of total respect, understanding, and empathy. I learnt pretty quickly that it is not.
I send love to your asexual friend. I really, really do.
Disclaimer: I am very aware of the nuances of asexuality, of the differences between romantic/aesthetic/sexual attraction, but sadly it seems that many people can’t even grasp the basic concept of asexuality, so I don’t quite think they’re ready for that yet.
This is a crested auklet (Aethia cristatella). Like many seabirds, they are socially monogamous, which means they spend an awful lot of time with their mate. And boy, do they dedicate a lot of time to attracting and keeping that mate!
Like many other birds, they squawk and show off their beautiful voices.
Like many other birds, they display their fancy ornaments.
But what sets crested auklets apart from all the other birds?
THEY SMELL LIKE ORANGES.
You heard that right! Crested auklets are one of the only bird species that use olfactory signaling during the breeding season. Both males and females give off a distinctly citrusy odor during the breeding season, and perform a special courtship display (called the ruff-sniff) when one bird shoves its face into the other’s feathers.
The closely-related whiskered auklet also smells like oranges.
I should have added these comments to this post. Never mind, here they are now.
Put simply, armour is gender neutral. Protection from pointy death is also gender neutral.
It’s female armour if there’s a woman in it, it’s male armour if there’s a man in it - and it’s mail(le) armour if it looks like this…
There’s no historical evidence for European armour ever having big holes or specially-shaped plates to show there was a woman inside. There is, however, plenty of evidence of specially-shaped plates to show there was a man inside.
The specially-shaped plate is called a brayette, and it looks like this…
The side view is even more imposing…
How useful - somewhere to hang your helmet.
…and lots of others, including this one…
…which needs more explanation than the average book on armour can provide.
But no boob-plates or cleavage windows, whose purpose is literally titillation and nothing else.
We’ve managed to learn the name of the young boy with the sea-urchin like head. Everyone, meet “Murch”. Apparently, he looks up to Spyke as a role model, and works in the same industry (if not the same organization) as Spyke.
Murch is good with his hands, and he uses those nimble digits to perform a special service he calls “gear scrubbing”. This will reset the additional abilities on a piece of gear, returning it to its original state. From what we can tell, gear abilities you’ve removed from gear will be returned to you as “ability chunks”.
Once you collect enough ability chunks you’ll be able to use them to fill an empty gear slot with a new ability. Theoretically, this means that repeating Murch’s gear scrubbing many times would allow you to mix and match additional gear abilities as you see fit! That would be incredible! It could be that this young man is even more talented than Spyke himself!
Now that we have the ships, the children, their appearance and their outfits, it’s time for the most important thing: their names!
Those are the winner outfits and pinpricks! For the RottenBerry child I had to combine Outfit 1 and 3 since they got the same votes!
So, now, we have to name them. I want this stage to be yours so, leave a reply/reblog this post (if you are on mobile) and add the names you think they fit them! Example:
“I like (random name) for the RottenBerry child and (Another random name) for the ErrorNight child!”
I’ll look all the names and choose the ones I like the most! Once I have the names, I’ll post their reference sheets, powers info (also adding Blueprint’s since I haven’t made it yet), basic story and some random facts so you can get to know them better!
ALSO: I’ll tag and credit the person who gave me the winner name of each child!
Quick Info: I found a pretty lineless art tutorial and want to make a drawing of some fan children - u -) you may allready know who xD also, I will make a speedpaint but I still don’t know which character will have one. I’m thinking of making one for Blueprint, Dream or Ink. The picture will be my new wallpaper for my pc yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!
This special weapon is called the Sting Ray. Holding down the fire button will fire a high-pressure jet of ink that can pierce walls. It’s so powerful that you can’t change direction quickly while firing. However, when you’re not firing, it allows you to see the location of opponents on the other side of walls.