still not happy with the lighting in some

anonymous asked:

I am that confused gay anon again!!! I just wanted to say thank you to all that helped shed some light on my sexuality. I still need a lot of time to think on this and figure myself out, but right now I am pretty sure I am still gay ahaha. Happy Pride Month everyone!!! <3

glad we could help!! <3 <3 <3

*whispers* Divine Victoria reads smutty literature in bed when she’s had a long day pass it on

finally this monster is finished. i spent several days just trying to get the line art finished not because it was hard, but i was just being so painfully sluggish. and it took another couple days and lots of flopping between my old and decrepit version of photoshop, and then sai, to get the lighting tweaks correct.

there’s still some stuff i’m not perfectly satisfied with, but given that i NEVER do environments or mood lighting, i’m happy. so please enjoy this contribution of mine to the ship of our hearts TTwTT9

Why We Need Stories about Dark Things

One of the things I get tired of from time to time is the perspective that if something shows evil behavior then that means the story, song, game, whatever, is inherently bad. But there is a difference between illustrating evil behavior and promoting it.

Not all appearances of bad behavior invite bad behavior.

While one purpose of storytelling is to entertain, another purpose is to teach or educate–a purpose that in today’s world, most people seem to have forgotten.

A long time ago, there used to be all sorts of horrific stories told. Open Grimms’ fairy tales, and you’ll see that Cinderella really isn’t that Disney-friendly. But often some of those older stories were meant to teach a lesson or scare children into behaving (that latter point is one I personally don’t condone). Horrific things happen in the Bible (and the Book of Mormon). We can often learn from these accounts, but some of them are simply a record of what happened (if you believe in that), whether you like the content or not. It is what it is. Conspiring incest, rape, slaughter, and even cannibalism can be found in scripture stories. In today’s world, most people have been conditioned to believe that stories are only meant to entertain. Or entertain and uplift.

Those two things are valid. But what I get tired of, though, is the perspective that all stories should be full of puppies and rainbows (yeah, that’s an exaggeration, but you know what I mean), and that’s what we should be writing, and if a story is dark, it’s “bad” or lesser or … something.

The World Needs Stories about Dark Things

It’s important we write about what I call “the big and heavies”–rape, addiction, suicide, massacre, societal brainwashing, etc. And when I say “we,” I don’t mean specifically that you or I HAVE to; I mean “we” as in us, writers and creatives everywhere. The world needs creatives who delve into the big and heavies, and here’s why:

1. Stories provide a safe means to explore and discuss dark things

The big and heavies are vital to discuss for a healthy society. We shouldn’t be turning a blind eye to dark deeds. We should be turning the right eye to them. Literature offers a safe way to explore and discuss these issues. It offers some distance (because it’s usually a work of fiction) while simultaneously having the ability to offer closeness–empathy.

Also, fiction provides a type of lens to view these behaviors through. Speculative fiction might have a more exaggerated or symbolic lens, such as the fashion industry of Panem in The Hunger Games, or the discussion of pure bloods in Harry Potter. A lens lets us view the issues in a way that may emphasize certain points or give us a new perspective on them, and again, the distance can provide a bit of a “safe” buffer for readers. We aren’t talking about racism; we’re talking about magical blood–and we can have a whole discussion on it that correlates with issues seen in racism, and no one needs to feel uncomfortable because this is about wizarding blood. Even realistic fiction provides a perspective, though less exaggerated, to see these issues through.

2. Powerful, emotional ramification drives home a point or idea or lesson.

Unlike reading text books or the news, fiction writing often works off making the audience feel something. It appeals to emotional experience, even more than intellectual experience. It is one of the only mediums where we can put on the skin and thoughts of another person.

In parts of society, we try hard to divorce intellect and emotion, but powerful emotional experiences are often what cement ideas and lessons into our minds. Back in the day, fathers used to take their children out to their property line and beat them so that the child would never forget where the property line was. We’ve seen similar conditioning with training wild animals. Both are crude examples, of course, but the emotional experience drove home the lesson. While negative emotions are powerful, this same thing can happen with strong positive emotions. We remember powerful feelings of happiness and of love, and if there are any lessons or insights associated with those, we recall those too.

In fiction, emotional experiences can drive home powerful lessons. And they stick with the audience.

Strong emotional experiences in fiction amplify the conceptual ramifications of dark deeds, and cements into the reader the weight of such behavior, in a way that pure intellect cannot. Once we “experience” an issue, we care more about it. Fiction is a vehicle that allows us to develop and fine-tune our empathetic skills, so we can better understand and relate to those who’ve dealt with such issues.

3. Explore, cognitively, the causes, consequences, and facets of the big and heavies

In the real world, we live our own lives in our own perspectives, and that’s it. In literature, you can include several perspectives of those involved with an issue. You can often see the issue’s causes, consequences, and facets to a degree you may not in your own life. You can see far-reaching effects in a matter of hundreds of pages, rather than decades or hundreds of years. This opens up new ideas, new perspectives on the topic, which leads to more discussion.

4. To provide hope and uplift, in spite of darkness. To overcome.

I sometimes see this weird idea that an uplifting story needs to not cross some invisible line too far into the dark. In some ways, that couldn’t be further from the truth. As a Harry Potter fan, I’ve had friends come up to me and talk about how they’re disappointed that the stories got darker and darker. Maybe I’m weird (okay, there’s no “maybe” about it), but I like that. I like stories getting dark. I like when they get darker and darker. I like my evil, evil. I want the Voldemort who tries to possess Harry to get Dumbledore to kill him. I want the Voldemort who tortured animals as a small child and who murdered others to split his soul into seven pieces. The world is often an evil place. And how much more powerful is it to overcome the bowels of the most wicked, than it is to overcome a guy who shoplifted? I like my evil, evil. Not because I want to be part of the dark, but because I like seeing people overcome it.

A story that includes dark materials can be just as uplifting, if not more uplifting (because of the contrast) than a story that doesn’t. The idea that a story can’t be dark and inspiring is just unfounded.

Every Christmas season, I become a fan of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra all over again. If you’ve never heard of them, you may still recognize some of their most iconic Christmas songs, some of which have gone viral on synchronized Christmas light videos.

What many people might not realize is that each of their Christmas albums actual tells, and comes with, a written story. If you see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra live, they will read the story to you bits at a time, interspersed with music. But not all their stories are about happy sleigh rides, warm fires, Christmas hams, and decorated trees. There are parents who abandoned their disabled children, babies born addicted to crack, love that has been lost. But the stories and albums are uplifting, not because the creators avoided dark subject matter, but because they illustrated the power of overcoming–overcoming difficult times and personal mistakes. It’s hard to make it through one of their performances with a dry eye through the whole thing.

5. To render reality–others’ reality or your own

But some stories aren’t necessarily meant to be about overcoming the dark or inspiring an audience. Some stories are just about reality. Human nature. The natural man. Experiences that people actually go through. Some stories are simply meant to render, often for reasons 1-3. It’s a statement. It’s meant to create social awareness, empathy. Maybe it’s meant to start a discussion. Those stories need to exist too.

Closing Thoughts

Keep in mind that many audiences only see stories strictly as mediums for entertainment and, on a subconscious level, a reinforcement of a positive, maybe even sugary, feelings and ideas. Those audiences may (on a subconscious level) refuse anything that is otherwise, and consider any mention of the dark and heavies as something that shouldn’t be there. That is their right.

And in some cases, they are correct. Some stories do not need and should not have dark content. It doesn’t serve the purpose of the story, it messes up the tone of the story, and it can ruin what was already working. You wouldn’t, for example, put in a serious plot line in The Office about Pam being legitimately raped. It doesn’t fit.

And with all that said, you shouldn’t feel forced to write content you feel very uncomfortable writing. Your work should reflect the writerly you.

Next week, I’ll talk about how to write about dark things without promoting them.

Real Estate Revenge

(TL;DR at bottom)

I’ve been a real estate broker in Chicago for nearly 20 years. I started at a very small independent brokerage. It was my first week there when the broker/owner gave me a lead. He was older and wasn’t in very good health, so he passed a lot of his leads to his agents.

One of the broker’s friends passed away and the friend’s son wanted to sell the house. I call the son who tells me he’s known the broker for 30-plus years and how close their families were. He seems like a really nice guy. I go over and check out the house. I work up a gorgeous comparative market analysis. I have other brokers check my numbers (I was new and wanted to do a perfect job for my new client). I rehearse my presentation, have my stuff professionally printed, prepare for any possible questions, have responses ready for objections, and I head out.

I dazzle this guy with my presentation. He likes the $135,000 list price I recommended. He’s fine with the commission. He has no objections, but he asks me to give him 2 months to clean out the house, give his siblings a chance to go through everything and then repaint.

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Please Watch “Orange”

Ok everyone. I’m sure some of you have probably heard of this anime, and those people who have heard of it have probably strayed away from it for the same reasons I did. 

I am a huge fan of romance anime. I’m basically addicted to anything involving love, but I was weary of this show, called “Orange,” because (1) you learn from within the first few minutes of the first episode that the love interest is going to die, (2) it looks really cliché, (3) it is not very popular, and (4) it looks sad. 

I was wrong. So very wrong. 

(1) Yes, the anime has its bleak, raw moments, but those moments were the ones that I never had anticipated that I would appreciate the most. Something that definitely became an admirable point of the anime was its very real, non-sugar-coated portrayal of depression, mental illness, suicide, and grief. This series does what most shojou romance series shy away from and actually shows the audience what depression is like through Kakeru, the fated-to-die protagonist, and the seriousness of suicide. 

As someone who has personally battled with clinical depression for years and has been to therapy and counselling, this anime hit home for me. The faking smiles, pretending everything is okay, the self-loathing, thinking you are at fault, thinking you are a burden to others, denying yourself happiness, not allowing yourself forgiveness, and the thoughts of death; they are all things that I could relate to. They even included how you can still experience moments of true happiness even if you are depressed, but how it never really goes away. Sure, this anime might not be as light-hearted as others, but it’s the heart-rending instances in this show that give it so much impact and substance. 

(2) This anime does have some clichés (i.e. cultural festival, giving chocolates on Valentines Day, new kid at school sits next to the main character), but the plot completely colors these events in ways that make them so much more meaningful and different than you have ever seen them. One of my main concerns going into this show was that I would be bored, but I ended up watching it all in one sitting simply because of how much I needed to know what would happen. Additionally, the secondary characters are wonderfully fleshed out and are actually important to the plot, instead of feeling like accessories. 

(3) I know this anime was based off of a manga (which I had once picked up on a whim, but put down once I saw how sad it was probably going to be), but I have never heard people talk about it, like ever. Even when the show came out (which it did recently), there was no buzz about it. Although the lack of chatter surrounding Orange only made me more pessimistic regarding the quality of the show, if there is anything I have learned from watching hundreds of anime, it is that sometimes good shows can fly beneath the radar. I am glad I decided to pick it up after it’s completion and give it a chance, because I just found a series that has easily earned a spot on my top 10 list. 

(4) Is this anime sad? Yes. Is it too sad to watch? No. The biggest obstacle that stood in my way for this show was the fact that it pretty much promised from the get-go to be sad. “But love is supposed to be happy and have a happy ending,” you might say, “so how can that be possible when one of the protagonists is destined to commit suicide.” I don’t want to spoil it, so all I can tell you is that I was very pleased with the conclusion and it ends much differently than you are lead to believe it will. Trust me guys. My heart is made of glass. I would not recommend this show to anyone if I didn’t think the denouement was really good

So, in conclusion, set aside a few hours one day and let this series show you its magic! 

More Soft laurent x damen headcanons,,, THEY’RE IN LOVE: (warning: sappy)

  • Some nights damen will sit up in bed, and laurent will rest his head on his thigh while damen strokes his hair and they’ll talk for hours in that position.
  • Laurent usually tilts his head down when he’s laughing (giggling ty) but damen will tip his head up bc he likes to see how his eyes light up when he’s happy and how he flushes slightly.
  • Laurent has a sweet tooth OK!!, sometimes damen catches him eating some kind of snack and he offers damen a bite but damen smiles and shakes his head. Damen: I’d rather have a kiss. 
  • Imagine laurent sitting on damen’s lap, nuzzling into his neck and letting out the softest, most content sigh bc that’s his happy place.
  • Damen softly rubbing laurent’s lips with his finger pad and watching his eyes darken and how he gets all still and turned on.   
  • You can’t tell me that when they get married and exchange rings (or whatever they’re supposed to do i won’t judge) damen won’t grasp laurent’s hand randomly at times and look down at the ring on his finger with the most self-satisfied little grin (HE DID THAT) and kiss his palm.
  • Laurent hugging damen from behind with his cheek against his back.
  • My man damen can’t carry a single tune but sometimes laurent and him are swinging slowly as he sings some love song off-key quietly in his ear and laurent LIVES for it.
  • CUDDLES, they’re both soo into cuddling. Every morning damen unwraps his arms from around laurent and smiles when laurent lets out a drowsy protest.
  • Their banter consists of laurent commenting on damen’s size and damen replying that his cow lashes are bigger.
  • Laurent sleeps in damen’s shirt when they’re apart from each other and it hangs down to his thighs but it smells of damen and its comforting at night.
  • Also when they’re apart, they talk for hours on the phone at night. Damen: you’re about to fall asleep. We’ll talk tomorrow. Laurent: No, wait. I don’t want to hang up yet…
  • Laurent being affectionate towards damen and never ever being denied a kiss or a hug,,,, fuck me up!!!
  • Lazy kisses in bed and whispered ‘I love yous’.
  • They’re in love??? safe and happy??? forever???…. yeah

can you imagine how hyped bucky would be about those 7 new planets tho??? I mean here he is, 70 years in the future, still alive and kicking and by some miracle steve’s there right with him after all this time? and yeah, sure there are superheroes that can fly now, all sorts of crazy shit he can’t wrap his head around but tell him NASA has just found 7 new planets orbiting a nearby star, possibly with water and signs of life and he completely loses his shit, eyes lighting up all excited like a kid on Christmas morning and he cannot stop talking about it for a good few weeks because hello, habitable planets? and he’s so damn happy because I told you I’d take you to the future stevie, didn’t I? 

Lance's dad

Yes, of course, Lance has a GREAT family, but what if he doesn’t?

From a young age, his dad was never around. He’d complain, wanting his mom to beg him to stay around. Eventually, he got fired (for extreme language in work place and for hitting a woman, but Lance didn’t know). Lance runs up to him, and he shoves him away by the head.

He takes out all his anger on Lance. Punches, hits, and so on. Lance is terrified of his dad, and wants away. He’s scared to ask for anything, and is a total kiss ass. He gets him everything and is always trying to be kind so he doesn’t get angry. He gets smacked for being a ‘pussy’ but Lance thinks it’s better than being beaten.
Eventually he learns to try and be charismatic and self loving to avoid being punished for being a wimp. He’s still scared to be himself. He’s still scared to show is loving side too often, because he doesn’t know who else will beat him.

One day though, Lance didn’t sleep. He made the mistake of coming out as bisexual to his mom, and didn’t know his dad was behind him. He got hit in the head so hard he started to bleed. The phrases ‘pansy’ and 'faggot’ were repeated very often as he beat the living shit outta Lance.

He never came out to ANYONE after that, and alWays acts like he’s strait as hell in order to not be beaten again.

The next day, His mom showed Lance the papers, a restraining order and divorce files. They hugged for hours. His mom had a black eye, and Lance knew why. But he also knew never again..

She gets remarried, and Lance is overjoyed with half and step siblings. He keeps distance from his step father though. He’s loving and caring to Lance, but he’s too afraid.

Years later, Lance finds himself in a fake fight with an Alien, saying how they would fight if his knees weren’t sore. . He’s automatically Corans favorite. Lance keeps distance though, focused on Voltron.

And when Lance saved Coran from the bomb, Coran knew Lance was special. He had something the others just didn’t.

Coran shoes him things his son would love. Lance loves it. The two go outside the castle often. They talk. Coran makes dad jokes, Lance laughed at every one. They talk about life outside Voltron, and how they’ll keep in touch. They make Pidge uncomfortable with all the love. They make Shiro walk away. Allura just smiles Coran has someone else he can connect to. After she saw him loose his charismatic and loyal son, he was never as happy as he was now.

And one day, he says it. “Lance, you’re like a son to me”

Lance gets mortified, way to scared of a dad. Not after the years of abuse.

The two loose touch, Lance avoids him. He’s still all happy near the others, but alone with Coran, he’ll run.

And after Matt came back, Lance was a little forgotten. He decided to let his guard down a little, and devote himself to Voltron. Keith tried to talk him outta it. Keith put up a fight saying how Lance shouldn’t just shut himself out.

“I’m shutting down what doesn’t exist, Keith.”

And this new Lance finds himself staring at Coran in a life and death situation. In his ship, a Galra with a deadly gun shoots strait for him with some HUGE light laser beam, that’s insanely deadly, strait for the old man. And -with apologizing to blue - flies right before him, ejects from blue, and flies out just in time to stop the light from Coran.

It hits him instead.

Weeks have gone by, and he’s not coming out. He’s passed out. Everyone but Keith stopped waiting by, and eventually, Keith left too.

Except for Coran. He’d read Lance stories from altean books, and told him stories of his son. He’d go strait to Lance in the morning, and right before bed. He’d talk to Lance, in ways like “right?” Or “now tell me about that!” And always sighed when he didn’t respond. After a month, Coran got quieter, but always came.

And when Lance was back to health, Coran was the first to greet him; they hugged. Hey hugged so tight, tighter than far before their old relationship.

Lance confesses his dad, a story he’s told no one.
And Coran tears up, telling him about his son Peter. “You look just like him, minus the ears.”

And just like that, Lance forgot his fear of Dad’s.

asianregret  asked:

Here is my first question, many people are comparing Lena to the evolution of Morgana. What are the similarities and differences between the two of them characteristically and plot wise. 😍

Ah, yes. Pull up a chair kids because this is a damn good question.

I think we can all pretty much agree that making Lena evil and killing her off would be some of the most lazy and cliche examples of writing ever to be dragged across our screens. We’ve been suffering enough through S2 of Supergirl and this plot twist (not actually a plot twist) would not only most likely be the last straw for us all, but it would be ridiculous.

I know some people like to hate on Lena for different reasons such as not liking SuperCorp or just assuming that she will be just another evil Luthor. I have some words for those that talk crap about my precious cupcake but let’s keep this friendly shall we? Sure, there are some parallels between Lex and Clark vs. Lena and Kara. You can have those. But they aren’t the only parallels that exist. The real plot twist is already in progress friends. The real plot twist is Lena actually being *gay gasp* GOOD! Whaaaaat? Who saw that coming!?

Some that are familiar with Katie’s work pre-Lena like to compare Lena to Morgana. Which is awesome might I add. However, some of these comparisons are cheaply used to explain exactly why Lena will be evil. Nope. The Katie McGrath Character Analyst™ is here to tell you that is weak.

So lets start this out by talking about Morgana. Most of you are familiar, I’m sure but for those that are not or need some refreshing, let’s do a quick fact list/breakdown.

The Lady Morgana Pendragon

Originally posted by missmysteriousm

  • Originally considered to be Camelot’s Favorite Daughter
  • Daughter of Vivienne
  • Raised by Uther Pendragon’s best friend, Gorlois
  • Adopted by Uther following Gorlois’ death
  • Turns out to be Uther’s biological daughter and older half-sister of Arthur Pendragon
  • Has a legitimate claim to the throne
  • Younger half-sister of Morgause
  • Former friend and eventual rival of Merlin
  • Eventual enemy of Camelot
  • Powerful magic wielder rivaled only by Merlin/Emrys
  • The Last High Priestess of the Triple Goddess

Okay, caught up? Cool. Morgana’s story is actually quite tragic (Of course it is! It’s Katie! What do you think this is?) But it is quite powerful as well. It has always been foretold that it was in Morgana’s destiny is to become the evil, all-powerful witch that the grew to be. But she was not always like that, and she didn’t have to be! Morgana started out as a sweet, innocent, yet still fiery young woman that had a huge heart and the love and respect of everyone. She could stand up for herself and had the wits to challenge everyone around her. At that point, the biggest issues in her life were her negative feelings toward Uther’s views of magic and those that had it, and the possibility that she may have magic herself. Let us consider the very important fact that Morgana suffered from several external factors that eventually led to her turn.

Uther Pendragon

Morgana always made it clear that she disliked Uther’s harsh methods when it regarded the treatment of sorcerers in and around Camelot. She didn’t think it was right or fair that an innocent person should be executed simply because of what they are. She was right! There were good people in the world that had magic and did not deserve persecution. However, Uther would hear none of her arguments and often acted aggressively toward Morgana when she spoke against him. At times, Uther went as far as laying hands on Morgana and even locked her in a cell until she apologized for calling him a tyrant and a madman – for speaking the truth. Morgana also learns the truth of how Gorlois (the man she believed to be her father died). He was sent to battle by Uther whom failed to send him the reinforcements he needed. This is something that was very difficult for her to handle. It eventually came to Morgana’s attention that she had been lied to her entire life. She discovered that she was actually Uther’s biological daughter from a time that he was involved with Vivienne (mother of Morgause) and that she was actually the rightful heir to the throne. After hearing the way Uther claimed to feel about her, she tried to give him a chance to come clean. Instead Uther decided to keep his secret saying the people do not need to know, thus denying Morgana and her birthright. After years of his crap, Morgana had enough of him. She hated him. She wanted him dead. Needed him dead. So she turned to our next evil inducing factor, Morgause.


Ah Morgause and Morgana. Umm, MorMor? Was that a thing? People shipped them. Shippers, acknowledge and answer me! Was that name a thing?? Wait no, Morcest! That’s what it was. Okay. Got it. Thanks guys. This troubles me.

Anywho, Morgause obviously played a major role in Morgana’s turn. I’ll skip ahead really quick and say that Morgause was literally the only person that had enough opportunity, that actually tried to help Morgana explore her power. She helped Morgana embrace the magic that she was originally so afraid of. When meeting with Morgause one night, she explained that she hated the man the Uther had become and even had a chance to kill him but decided to save him instead. She regretted that decision. Morgause saw this and the trust Morgana has invested in her as an opportunity to use Morgana’s body as a vessel that hosted an enchantment that proved to be dangerous to Camelot. Morgana was of course, unaware of this and was not intentionally hurting anyone. This led to the final straw and evil inducing factor, Merlin.

Merlin (and Gaius and Kilgharrah)

I will keep this short because again, Merlin was a man that Morgana originally placed great faith and trust in. They went through a lot together and Morgana trusted him to keep her secret of having magic. Where did our “hero” go wrong? He lied to her. Kept the secret of having magic away from her despite knowing how he could help her. He decided to keep it a secret because the old man and the crazy locked up dragon told him so. Bad choice Merlin. Upon discovering Morgana’s alleged involvement in Camelot’s toil, he just up and poisoned her. That’s it. Tricked her. Poisoned her. Sat there and cried while he murdered the woman that was supposed to be his friend. Rude. Morgause was the one that came to her rescue. Case in point: If Merlin had been honest with Morgana from the beginning, she most likely would not have turned to Morgause. She would not have felt so alone. She would not have been taken away by Morgause and shaped into the evil, angry, and vindictive sorceress that she became. Merlin even acknowledged this point later.

The result: Evil!Morgana

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Good job team. Sloooow clap. Look what you did. Now she’s pissed.

So how does this all compare to our lil cupcake Lena Luthor?? Let’s see.

Firstly, this is tough because we had 5 seasons of our beautiful Morgana and only have ohhh about an hour or less of Lena (crime against humanity). Let me see what I can do, Chance.

Lena Luthor

Originally posted by suprcorp

So this is a novel and people hate me already soooo, tune in for Lena’s analysis OR a TL;DR after the break. Stay with me, lovelies!

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Summary: When Meg possesses Sam, she lets a couple of his secrets out.

Warnings: Wincest, dirty talk (I guess?)

Word Count: 1800

A/N: I love me some desperate first time Wincest. Enjoy! XOXO

Sam’s still in the bathroom.

It’s become Sam’s habit to stay in the bathroom until he thinks Dean’s fallen asleep. Or to stay out, needing to grab some food or something. Or to just not say anything at all, just disappear from the room and come sneaking in once the lights are off.

Anything to keep from talking about it.

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Steadier Footing

Summary: Pretending to be drunk isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Written for @bionic-buckyb writing challenge; Prompt: “I want to make you this happy for the rest of your life.”

Bucky x Reader

Originally posted by buchanstan

He blamed the alcohol. It made his world lag, like he could see the physical seconds between when an action actually occurred and the moment of perception. He could see the faint film of fog over glassy eyes, the dull buzz of a shot of vodka or a glass of whiskey and Coke creating a screen between the person drinking it and the world around them. The room was full of people, but they were all in their own heads.

That was the thing about drunk people; they always pretend to be more sober than they are. They realize when something they’ve said sounds drunk, so they overcorrect in order to sound sober. Or something they’ve done, they do it again so it looks like they’ve been doing it on purpose all along. Everyone around them would laugh and the subject would change in another flicker of an action-to-perception beat. The room would spin as fast as those changing dialogues.

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Choosing Betty, Part 2 (Jughead x Reader)

Part 1

Imagine: After your boyfriend, James, ditches your poetry reading, you are heartbroken. Not more heartbroken than when Jughead Jones chose Betty Cooper over you, though. You prepare for your performance and notice a familiar face in the crowd.

You texted James a halfhearted excuse about not feeling well before driving home. After a lot of frustrated screaming into your pillow, and glaring at a picture of you and Jughead you kept on your desk, you began to prepare for your poetry reading that night. You shimmied out of your too-tight cheer uniform, glad to be free of the itchy polyester. You wiped off your gaudy makeup and undid your uncomfortable hairdo.

You re-did your makeup to how you normally preferred to wear it, and got dressed in some of your normal clothing. When filing through your closet, you found an old flannel Jughead had lent you one day when a teacher had gotten on your ass about the dress code. For some reason, you took it off the hanger and put it on over your ensemble. Just because I hate him doesn’t mean I can’t exploit his decent fashion sense, you reasoned. Plus, it smelled like him and it made you feel angry which was a good emotion to feel when reading poetry.

Finally, you rifled through your notebook to do a quick run-through of your poem. You’d originally opted to read a poem about new love and romance, expecting James to be in the audience. With the safety of knowing you’d be reading to completely unfamiliar ears, you decided to go with something a bit more provocative.

“To the boy who doesn’t love me back,” you read in a sarcastic voice to the crowd of young adults sipping cocktails in the audience. “I hope your girlfriend doesn’t mind that I’m wearing your shirt right now,” you ad-libbed, waggling your eyebrows suggestively. Some people in the audience gasped and laughed.

You began to perform a poem you had sloppily composed the night Jughead had admitted his feelings for Betty to you. It started off very angry. Full of crude analogies about all the ways you’d like to see him suffer. The creativity of the prose made audience members chuckle and cheer for you.

Then, it got emotional. You reflected on the inner pain you felt, relating it to metaphors demonstrating loneliness and rejection in a way only a metaphor could. You could have heard a pin drop in the silence of the bar.

Finally, it ended how you felt right now–confusion. You still cared about Jughead and wanted him to be happy, but some part of you wanted him to be heartbroken and run back to you, and another part of you didn’t want anything to do with him at all. You left the poem on a question. The audience snapped enthusiastically at your cleverness. You smiled and bowed. Maybe today was a good day, after all.

The house lights went up to help guide the next performer–a cellist toting a heavy instrument case–to the stage.

That was when you saw the faces among the crowd; all cool, hipster-like twenty-somethings, smiling at you in admiration for your performance.

And in the back of the room, leaning against the doorway, a dark-haired teenage boy with a crown-shaped beanie.

Your stomach dropped.

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Caught: Daddykink!Ashton

Request: Can u do a smut about Ashton being ur dads best friend and u have a crush on him. And one night u were home alone cause ur parents went to visit ur grandma so u invited one of ur guy friends and when u were about to do it with him Ashton came and made the boy leave and punishes u with his daddy kink

Requested by: crazyfandommasterlist

A/N: HI guys I’m so excited to post this first smut on my page. I’ve written smut for years but have never published it. I hope you guys like it but that you understand that is very graphic and sexual in nature. Therefore if you are not comfortable with that please do not read. Thanks you all so much, enjoy!

I was sitting in my room doing homework when my parents call me down stairs. Groaning, I get up from my desk and trudge down stairs. When I walk into the living room they are both sitting on the couch and my dad’s best friend Ashton is sitting in one of the chairs. I stop dead in my tracks and cross my arms awkwardly. If I would have known Ashton was here I would have changed and ran down to them immediately. I’ve always thought he was extremely attractive and have slowly fallen in love with him over the years. His laugh is intoxicating, his music so full of soul, and his heart being the kindest I’ve ever encountered. As I’ve gotten older I’ve almost felt like he’s feeling the same way, but sadly I can never know for sure and even if he did there was no way he would act on those feelings. To him I’m probably just his mate’s kid.  

“Y/N sit down, honey.” My mom says and I do calmy, but also very confused on what is happening.

My dad sighs. “So you’re not going to like this, but since we are going to be on vacation all next week and you have to stay home for school, we want Ashton to check in on you every now and then just to make sure you’re okay…”

I scoff. “Like a babysitter?” I’m eighteen years old and my parents can even trust me to stay home by myself, how typical. “This is ridiculous…” I say, but then trail off. Ashton and I by ourselves with my parents away? Who knows what could happen… but still I’m not a child and this is my senior year.

“I know you want to be treated like an adult, but we worry.” My mom says.

Nodding and shrugging still I look over at Ashton and he finally speaks up. “I promise I won’t be too… overbearing…”

A few days have passed since that conversation with my parents. Since they are out I thought I’d take advantage of this opportunity. I pick up my phone and dial Sam. Sam and I have strictly friends with benefits. Hell not even really friends. We mess around and fuck from time to time and then we just leave each other alone. It’s not my ideal situation, I mean I’d like to be in an actual relationship with someone some day, but it’s been since anyone has shown any interest and well… a girl has got needs. Sam says he’s on his way and I freshen up a bit.

“It’s Sam.” He says coming inside knowing I left the door unlocked for him.

I call back to him turning off the tv. “Upstairs.”

He comes up stairs and kicks his shoes off immediately along with taking his hoodie off. “How are you?”

“About to be a whole lot better you?” I say waiting for him.

“Agreed…” He mumbles and pulls me down to sit with him on the bed. “You ready to go?” I nod and he kisses me roughly.

For a while we just get warmed up by making out and running our hands over each other. He takes his shirt off and swiftly pulls me onto his lap. I can feel myself getting more and more worked up as he grasps my hips to help me firmly to grind against him.

“Fuck Y/N…” He says.

“Yeah, What the fuck Y/N?!” A voice other than Sam’s rings through the room and we both jump in shock to see Ashton standing in the doorway.

“Ashton?!” I say confused and embarrassed.

He comes up to me pulls me off of Sam’s lap and looks at Sam with a look that could kill. “Get out…. Now.”

Sam picks up all of his stuff and practically runs out of the door. “Ashton! Are you serious that’s so un-!” I go to start yelling and complaining, but he pulls me close to him and gives me the same look he gave Sam.

“Is this what you do when your parents are away? Invite boys over to fuck you? Can you imagine what your parents would say about this Y/N? Do you have any idea how much trouble your in?” He asks deeply and roughly.

Quietly I whimper out. “Please don’t tell them….”

He sighs heavily and lets me go. “Sit on the bed.” I give him a strange and confused look. “Sit. On. The. Bed.” He repeats, obviously not pleased. I do as he says and become suddenly aware that I’m still only in a bra and cloth shorts. I cross my arms over myself feeling very vulnerable in front of him.  “Y/N I’m not going to tell your parents you’re eighteen for god’s sake.” He says sharply, obviously still pissed and pauses walking up to me and placing one of his huge muscular hands on my cheek caressing it with his thumb. “But you still need to be punished darling… and I think you and I both know Daddy’s the one you want to punish you.”

I look at him shocked and gasp surprised at his forwardness. Is this really happening? Am I dreaming? Fuck I need to say something, just do it. “Yes, Daddy.” I shyly and quietly say.

Ashton wraps a hand around my throat firmly in the most intoxicating way. “Louder princess…”

“Yes, Daddy.” I say more confidentiality, but my voice still quivering.

He growls. “On my lap.” He demands sitting on my bed and I follow his directions immediately. “Good girl, of course now you can listen….” I smile a little bit, even though I’m so nervous I’m almost shaking. “Now even though you need to be punished if you need to stop your safeword is pineapples. Tell me if you understand.”

“I understand Daddy.” I say and I can feel his fingers slowly unhooking my bra and letting it fall to the floor.

He groans and massages them lightly with his hands. I gasp at the coldness and the sudden touch. “Oh babygirl you are so beautiful… take the rest of your clothes off for Daddy, yeah?” He asks and I stand up a little awkwardly stripping for him. “So beautiful, you are a masterpiece Y/N… get back here.” He commands, and again, I follow his orders but this time he stops me in front of him. He runs his hands all over my skin and curves while turning me in a slow circle. He then takes his clothes off besides his boxers and stands in front of me. I reach out to finally feel his body but he bats my hand away. “You haven’t even been punished yet…”

“I’m sorry, Daddy.” I tell him and he smiles a small smile before sitting on the bed and draping me over his lap.  

“Count them or you’ll get more…” He warns spanking my butt making me wince in pain and moan in pleasure. In all the fantasies I’ve ever had of Ashton I never dreamed he would have ever been as kinky as I’ve always been but now I’ve been proven wrong.

He spanks me 20 times by the time he’s done there are tears running down my cheeks. Ashton pulls me up and hold me close. “It’s okay… Daddy’s here… I’ve got you.” He whispers his tone and demeanor completely changing. I pull back and look at him for a moment and then with a leap of faith I kiss him. He’s kissing me back and it’s the most passionate kiss I’ve ever experienced, My breath is almost taken away by it. He immediately, then shifts us so that I’m on my back and he’s hovering over me. He kisses down my body and I wrap my fingers up in his hair.

“Daddy.” I moan once he gets to my heat and starts softly teasing my clit.

He chuckles and yanks his boxers off throwing them somewhere out of view. We start kissing again and he thrusts into me roughly making me squeal a little in pain. He holds me close, whispering that it’s okay and that he’s got me in between hard thrusts. “You feel so much better than I ever imagined fuck.” He groans.

Meanwhile, I’m moaning and whimpering too much to even respond, but soon he flips me over and stands me on all fours. I moan loudly at the new position while tightly grasping at the bed sheets. With one hand he reaches under me and rubs my clit, making my pleasure even more intense than before and he used the other to firmly hold onto my hip which I’m positive with have a handprint on it even tomorrow. “Who’s your Daddy?” He asks groaning.

I moan out getting so incredibly close to my orgasm. “You are Daddy, oh my god I’m close.”

“Hold for Daddy, baby girl, just a minute longer.” He tells me and I try as hard as possible and when my legs start shaking he finally gives me the okay.  

I hit my high so hard and I know he hits his when I feel his load on my butt and lower back. “Oh god.” I gasp, still feeling the orgasm race through my veins.

“I’ll be right back.” He whispers.

Ashton disappears for a minute and then I feel him wipe the cum off of me. He picks me up in his hard and carries me to the shower, which I can know hear water running from.

He takes me into the shower and lets the warm water hit us both. Then kissing me passionately and roughly and whispers. “I love you.”

I look up at him. “You do?”

He nods. “I have for awhile… and seeing you with that… that… that kid I couldn’t take it anymore, you had to be mine…”

“W-what about my parents?” I ask confused. “They would never accept us… they think you’re like my uncle…”

“Thought maybe I could follow you to whatever college you decide on… keep us for a secret for a while… find the right time eventually or maybe not…. But I mean all that only if you’d want me too…” He explains still holding me close.

My eyes light up in happiness, and I pull him down and kiss him. “I love you too… and I like that plan a lot.”

He chuckles. “I’m glad… This isn’t the way I was planing to tell you by the way. Thought we’d go on some dates first or something. Something more romantic… you deserve more that a surprise fuck.”

I laugh and blush at him. “We can still do that… I’d like that a lot.”

“Well, I mean I could just take you to my place while your parents are away… watch over you a little more closely… I mean just for your safety obviously…” He winks at me.

“Only if you help me pack.” I tease him playfully.

“You got yourself a deal baby, I love you.” He says.

I grin at him and kiss him softly. “I love you too Daddy.”


Originally posted by effindivergenteric

Eric x Reader

Requested By Anon

Eric stomped through the room to grab a tray of food. He was late so the best food was gone, putting him in a foul mood. With a glowering scowl he glanced around, daring anyone who was looking over at him to continue doing so.

When he finally started to eat, he spotted a girl at the other end of the table, nervously fiddling with her cup, as if waiting for something. He finished quickly, leaving like almost everyone else had, glancing back suspiciously when the girl put her cup on the side and left.

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anonymous asked:

Can you please do RFAs + MC who lacks interest in dating due to bad relationship experience in the past?

Anon Said: Hiya!! I’m sorry if this one is too specific, but can you do the RFA/V/Saeran reacting to a poly MC who’s other (non RFA) partner cheated on them and MC doesn’t really know what to do? I’m sorry that it’s so specific,,, I just really need some comfort right now…. I’m so sorry

Whoa, this has been sitting in our inbox forever, so sorry! We combined these because they seemed to fit together.


  • You and Zen were good friends
  • When you introduced him to your significant other, he was a little wary, but accepted the situation
  • One day, he walked into his coworker’s dressing room to ask them a question and saw your boyfriend kissing his stylist
  • He felt horrible, but he quickly snapped a photo before they noticed
  • He talked to you later and showed you the photo, trying to be of some comfort as you started crying
  • Of course, you dumped the cheater right away
  • Zen was the best support as you tried to recover
  • But it was a really tough time for you since you were very emotionally attached to your ex
  • Unfortunately for Zen, he was slowly developing feelings for you this whole time
  • But he was terrified of saying anything after all you’ve been through
  • He could tell, after a few months, you still weren’t ready for any new relationship
  • His confession is an accident after you asked why he hadn’t been dating for awhile
  • When you find out, you cut yourself off from him for a little while
  • He understands and waits for you, but you do sort out your own feelings and find you like him too
  • Turns out he’s so much better than anyone you’ve had before


  • You found out by accident when you and Yoosung were out getting some ice cream
  • Then you saw someone who looked oddly like your current boyfriend
  • So you pull out your phone and ask where he was
  • You watched as he blatantly lied to you while on a date with someone else
  • Yoosung watched this all unfold and followed you out
  • Not without “accidentally” running into the guy and smearing ice cream all over him
  • Yoosung finds you nearby crying on a bench
  • You hadn’t been dating the guy long, but this had been the third relationship you’ve either been cheated on or dumped
  • He tried to convince you otherwise as you started putting yourself down
  • He had liked you for quite awhile, so it was hard to see you like this
  • After seeing what these relationships had done to you, he starts dropping subtle hints about his feelings for you
  • “It’s okay….you’ll find people out there. Sometimes they’re closer than you think.”
  • You were super oblivious to it for a long time, simply because you had stopped believing anyone could actually love you
  • Still, Yoosung stayed by you whenever you needed someone…even just a friend
  • After a really, really long time, your hard head got it
  • You were determined to make Yoosung the happiest person on the earth


  • You wanted to surprise your long time significant other with cake on a stick
  • You asked Jaehee to come along to help you
  • When you tracked him down, you were shocked to see him with his arm around someone else
  • He sees you and is quick to explain that it is his cousin
  • Only, his “cousin” says, “Oh! Is that your cousin that you have a photo of in your wallet?”
  • Jaehee just shakes her head honey that’s not his cousin
  • You drop the cake and rush away
  • Jaehee follows you just to make sure you’re okay
  • She makes you come back to her place
  • You’re a complete mess for the next few hours but Jaehee is very calm and comforting
  • She’s really the reason you’re able to get back on your feet after the whole ordeal
  • She encourages you to get more hobbies and hangs out with you more often
  • Eventually, she comes to you and says, “MC…I think I’m ready to take this friendship to the next level.”
  • “You mean…best friends?” 
  • “….Yeah.”


  • He saw the signs
  • His father had been in more than one relationship, and not all of his partners were faithful
  • So, Jumin tried to warn you, but you brushed him off
  • A few weeks later, he finds out his intuition is correct when you show up at his house crying
  • He brings you inside and listens to the whole story, his heart breaking a little with each of your sobs
  • He takes it on himself to make sure you get back on your feet and recover
  • He invites you over often, calls or texts whenever he can, and gives you as much attention as you need when you’re with him
  • But all this time with you is making him realize his own feelings
  • Still, he could tell you were far from ready
  • It hurt more because you thought you were burdening him
  • You kept trying to match him with other women, thinking he might feel unhappy with you
  • Finally, he just gets sick of it and admits his feelings
  • You’re shocked, but you graciously say you’ll take the time to think about it
  • That night, you think over a lot of things and you know you like him…but you’re still not sure about a relationship
  • When you tell him, he’s very patient and offers to take it slow
  • So, you two do…and eventually those soft feelings start to develop over time
  • You’re so glad you took the risk


  • Your boyfriend was acting distant lately
  • You started to see some changes in his behavior as well, which were draining to you
  • Feeling suspicious, you ask Seven if he could do you a favor and do a light background check
  • He’s all too happy, seeing how the relationship has been toxic to you
  • He comes back with the worst news…your boyfriend was actually married with a kid, and he was cheating on his wife with you
  • Of course, he didn’t tell you the other havoc he wreaked on the man’s life
  • Your encounter with your “boyfriend” was ugly and horrible, and you couldn’t bear going back home after
  • So you’re sitting in your car crying, and Seven calls you
  • When he hears you, he immediately tells you to come over
  • He’s prepared with all your favorite foods and stuff, but it doesn’t seem to work 
  • He finally manages to calm you down by just sitting there and listening
  • It’s just too much hearing you hurt like that, and he just slips up that he loves you
  • It doesn’t bode well…you’re definitely not ready for that and you distance yourself from him
  • He respects your wishes and stays away from you, beating himself up for his mistake
  • But after a very long time, you realize you might actually miss his friendship…or perhaps you wanted something more all this time
  • You go back to him and confess, but he’s still hesitant as he doesn’t want to pressure you
  • So, he goes by your pace and you know you can rely on him for anything


  • You found out your boyfriend had cheated on you and you wanted to confront him
  • But you were little nervous, so you asked Saeran if he could linger nearby
  • He wasn’t sure why, but he agreed and joined you
  • He watched as you two argued and things got really heated
  • But when he saw the man raise a hand to hit you, he snapped
  • He intervened right away, punching the man squarely in the face enough to stun him
  • Then he grabbed you and dragged you far away from the place
  • You were pretty badly shaken up, so he sat you down and waited for you to calm
  • He started to become more protective of you after that
  • And he also tried to help you recover, since you tried locking yourself up
  • In the process, he got to know you a lot better and started realizing he was falling fast and hard
  • Between you trying to build yourself up again and him trying to figure his own issues out, he said nothing for a long time
  • Little did he know, his support had softened your heart
  • One day, you tell him, “I don’t want to rush things, but….I think I might like you.”
  • Suddenly, he has nothing more to hide
  • Maybe it might take some time, but you two work it out together


  • You were in a pretty verbally abusive situation as it was
  • V recognized it, and tried to help you see it, but you couldn’t
  • Until you found out your significant other of three years had been cheating on you
  • When V found out, he immediately reached out to you
  • He had been in a similar situation, so he tried to walk you through as much as he could He was there whenever you needed to talk
  • You two started spending more and more time together
  • You just felt so comfortable around him
  • Neither of you quite remember when you started to fall for each other
  • It happened slowly and naturally
  • Dating was a smooth transition after what you two had gone through
  • You two healed each other

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Birthday Morning

For my birthday girl @littlewhitelies1403 and for all the other birthday girls in march 

All the love and Happy Birthday 

E. xx 

You feel his breath on your neck.Usually you say he shouldn’t do that, because you hate it when he is tickling you with his breath. The little baby hair on your neck is tickling your soft warm skin. But today, your lips curve in a tired soft smile. His big hand, which rests on your hip, begins to slide up. Accidently he pulls up your sleep shirt  and you feel his skin on your tummy. Not to mention that the shirt is one of his shirts: the black one with his name on it. You love the shirt, and how could he resist as you pout and flutter your eyelashes at him.

His green eyes twinkle, and you can feel his sensual lips on your ear. “Good morning, my birthday girl,” he whispers in your ear, pressing a kiss to the soft skin behind your ear. 

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I asked Blizzard support about whether or not Genji has genitalia.

It was a joke but I decided to actually ask Blizzard support if they know! :P

Here’s their answer. It was SO cute. Thank you Blizzard for such great customer support, even if my question was dumb. Maybe this will bring some light into Genji’s lore. Who knows. 

“ Hello there! (^_^)/)

Happy to meet you! Picture for a moment the thrill of overcoming a difficult boss with your friends at your side. That is the feeling I wish to get you back to today. :)

Hmm I am not sure about this one. He is definitely cyborg and has to be able to sense injury so it stands to reason that in all the machinery are still nerves and there are bodily changes that would occur if he didnt. From my understanding of the lore it was his torso that was damaged which makes zero sense to me if his legs are completely robotic, which makes me think that maybe they arent. The machinery might help him walk and feel again, but everything is likely intact. My guess is his legs are under the leg armor and that it was really his spinal cord being severed that caused him to need robotics from the waste down at all, so that he can feel and walk again. These are all just deductions I can make based on what I know. I hope this helps!

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