sunday move

anonymous asked:

Bitter Sunday prompt: Team Freeloader seeing that Tony Stark doesn't need them when they get back and yet they need him. But he's all out of fucks to give about them.

For some reason I feel like I keep being the hardest on Clint in these bitter posts and showing more understanding/regret/etc from Natasha and Steve, so I figured I’d mix it up and start this one with him. Because I genuinely like all the characters, I’m just very unhappy with some of their choices (and obviously Tony is my favourite and I’m by no means unbiased).

When Clint first gets off the plane back in his birth country he isn’t happy like he’s envisioned himself being for months. He’s dreamed so many times of this moment, but now that it is actually happening, there’s no relief. No excitement.

Only–he’s not sure what’s left or how to call it but it feels empty.

Seeing his family again goes not at all and exactly like he thought it would. Laura slaps him, though she’s crying to hard for it to truly hurt. Unlike when she twists away from him, avoids his touch, because that. That won’t ever not hurt. Lila is smiling at him, a tiny thing, like she’s not supposed to but can’t help herself. She’s clinging to Cooper’s hand, who’s glaring darkly in a not at all encouraging way. And there’s Nathaniel, the son that doesn’t even know him, just pats his mother’s cheek awkwardly in an attempt to stop her tears and–

Clint isn’t ashamed to say he flees. He doesn’t know what to do or say to make this better and he just…takes the easy way out. He moves back into the compound, away from the family he doesn’t quite know, only it’s not the same.

The compound has always been his home away from home, sometimes perhaps more so than it should have been. It’s different now though, hasn’t been the same since their return. At first Clint assumes he’s simply remembering things better than they actually were. With how often he’s been lying in Wakanda’s ridiculously idyllic gardens, dreaming of this place, it’s entirely possible after all.

Besides a lot of the things he notices in the beginning are small, easily forgotten. They just begin to pile up after a while.

Like the way Clint can’t remember the water ever having turned cold on him before–but maybe he’s just never showered long enough? Or the way their fridge ends up being empty more often than not and how their laundry just keeps piling up until Sam snaps and declares Saturday laundry day–and you better be there or else.

Then there is their battle gear. It’s starts with the clothes, which are good quality and the right size. But. They aren’t great quality and they aren’t tailored. And Clint wouldn’t have noticed this a few short years back, but now he does. Now he knows how it could be. Knows that the material doesn’t have to stick to his skin quite as uncomfortable, doesn’t have to limit his mobility just a slightest bit. It goes on with his weapons. The knifes that are decent but not perfectly designed for the kind of throwing he prefers. The arrows that are just arrows, are replaced after every fight but don’t suddenly appear out of thin air–and that is something Clint remembers well, the excitement when he used a new kind of arrow, uncertain of what to expect, the thrill of all the new possibilities once he realises what their purpose is–and he misses it.

The first time they’re out in the field again, they almost get killed. Sam is in the hospital for three weeks, Clint only barely escapes with a broken arm and a concussion. It’s not because they’ve forgotten how to fight, it’s because they’ve made a terrible, idiotic mistake that Clint wants to hit himself for even months later. 

Because for some inexplicable reason it hadn’t occurred to any of them that Iron Man wouldn’t join them. (He hadn’t been called on, they later learn, because the threat hadn’t been deemed that dangerous–and it wouldn’t have been, if only they had adjusted their strategy accordingly.)

The training Steve puts them through after that episode is rigorous but nobody dares to complain. And it doesn’t happen again, not on that grade, but Clint is a decent agent, he recognises that their efficiency isn’t what it was. He recognises what–who–is missing.

He finds himself watching Stark on TV sometimes now, during reports of attacks they haven’t been called in to handle–Stark’s not alone, Clint notices, and can’t put his finger on why that bothers him–interviews, even gossip channels. He doesn’t know why. Doesn’t know when he’s stopped hurling insults designed to hurt at the screen, just that he did. 

It takes Clint three months to admit to himself that he misses Tony Stark. He doesn’t say it out loud, isn’t sure he ever will. He never asks the others about their thoughts on the billionaire either, though it’s no secret that Steve has been trying to patch things up–and has been insistently rebuffed with a polite distance Clint wouldn’t have believed Stark capable of if he hadn’t witnessed it with his own eyes.

He doesn’t reach out, doesn’t call the man. He could, he supposes, though the thought of having to apologise for some of the things he’s said in anger leaves a stale taste on his tongue. Clint has never been good at apologies. He’s much preferred that silent understanding he used to share with Tony–and maybe that’s part of the problem.

Either way it doesn’t matter because Stark is so far removed from them now, it’s hard to imagine they’ll ever be reunited again. He’s there occasionally, during battles, but they never even hear his voice, it’s always just FRIDAY on the comms. And contrary to Steve Clint can take a fucking hint. He isn’t going to run after the other man, he doesn’t want to.

Really.

And if he occasionally finds himself glaring at the TV where Stark and a masked Spiderman exchange jokes in front of the excited reporters, well, it’s not like he’s jealous or something. That would just be stupid.

It takes another thirteen weeks for Clint to admit to himself that the things he misses most about Stark aren’t the nice things he gave them, the money or the way he always seemed to know how to redirect the presses’ attention in a way that benefitted them. 

It’s the way Stark used to join him in the kitchen at ass crack in the morning sometimes, hand him a cup of hot chocolate and stare silently into nothingness, just to keep Clint company. It’s the way they used to watch Gilmore Girls together and constantly make references to the show, just to confuse Steve and piss him off. It’s the way Stark nodded off against Clint’s shoulder sometimes, after a particularly exhausting day, like he hadn’t been mind-controlled by a psychotic alien mere weeks ago.

Not that it matters anymore, now.

Staring unblinkingly at his ringing phone showcasing Laura’s number that Clint can’t bring himself to answer, he bitterly wonders to himself if maybe that’s why he was always going to follow Steve’s call at the drop of a hat–because he’s always been better at running rather than staying.


I’m not sure this is what you had in mind but I tried my best. The focus was supposed to be Clint’s friendship with Tony rather than the fallout from the Accords, and then things just got completely out of control *shrug*

It’s a long ways down. This is a view from the vantage point of astronaut Shane Kimbrough during his spacewalk last Friday outside the International Space Station. Shane posted this photo and wrote, “ View of our spectacular planet (and my boots) during the #spacewalk yesterday with @Thom_astro.” During the spacewalk with Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet of ESA, which lasted just over six-and-a-half hours, the two astronauts successfully disconnected cables and electrical connections to prepare for its robotic move Sunday, March 26.

Two astronauts will venture outside the space station again this Thursday, March 30 for the second of three spacewalks. Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson will begin spacewalk preparation live on NASA Television starting at 6:30 a.m. EST, with activities beginning around 8 a.m. Watch live online here.

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anonymous asked:

Tony is filled with dread at the thought of the team returning because he knows that they'll blame him for the exile. He can see it; Steve for him losing his temper in Siberia even though he had reason; Clint will throw another jab about breaking a back; Wanda blames him for anything. But he's done with them. As he sits at the compound waiting for there return he goes over every interaction and wondered why he ever considered these people his friends his only real friends were Rhodey and Bruce

Yes, he is. He really is done with them. It’s actually a surprisingly…freeing conclusion, once Tony allows himself to believe that. Because you see, Tony never does anything half-way. When he realised his weapons were hurting the wrong people, he didn’t put the deliveries on stricter security, he shut the entire production down. We can stand all day here, arguing about whether or not that’s a good thing, but the point is when Tony does something, he does it 100%, no take backs, right from the start.

And when he comes to the internal decision that Steve, Clint and Wanda aren’t his friends, aren’t his team mates, that changes things. Maybe not as much as it should have, because he’s still far too generous as far as Rhodey is concerned, but still.

No, Tony isn’t going to stop his work to get the ex-team back on US ground, but his motivation changes. It’s not…personal as much anymore. It’s because it will be an advantage once the fight–the one Tony’s been warning them of from the start, and no, he isn’t bitter about that at all

But it’s easier now, to face them again when they inevitably return. It’s easier to brush off the sharp comments and thinly veiled insults, to put on a smile for the cameras and disappear into the crowd as soon as the pictures have been taken.

On the surface nothing has changed. But mentally, accepting that his former team mates aren’t his friends, that maybe they never were, helps Tony in ways even he doesn’t fully understand.

It puts a distance between them and him, emotionally. And until it’s there Tony never even realised how much he needs that.

Weeks later, when Steve tries to extend a hand, genuinely contrite, tries to fix things between them, Tony lets the call go to voicemail and never listens to the message–not even on purpose, simply because he’s busy and FRIDAY is no longer required to remind him of those things, because Steve has lost that status a long time ago.

It takes even longer for Steve (and far longer for Clint) to realise that though. Realise that, at some point, Tony has stopped waiting for them. And if that bothers them more than either of them would like to admit, well. That’s hardly Tony’s problem anymore, is it?

5x22 Moving Targets  Directed by Lucy Liu!

When a reality show contestant is murdered, Sherlock and Joan zero in on another competitor as a suspect, a former war criminal who may be the most skilled killer they’ve ever pursued.  For the first time since he attacked Sherlock, Shinwell reaches out to Joan to ask for a favor.

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Preacher Season 2 Carves Out June Premiere Date
The hit drama, based on the Vertigo comics series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, will return this summer on a new night.

AMC has announced that “Preacher,” the hit drama based on the Vertigo comic series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, will return for its 13-episode second season on Monday, June 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. That marks a move from Sunday to Monday, which has become AMC’s second night for original programming.

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‘Teen Wolf’ Final Premiere Date Revealed as MTV Sets Comic-Con Farewell (EXCLUSIVE)

Teen Wolf” is heading toward its 10 episodes, so to bid adieu to the fan-favorite MTV series, Variety has exclusively learned that the show will return to Comic-Con this summer for its final farewell tour.

MTV has set a premiere date of July 30 at 8 p.m. for the back-half of its sixth-and-final season. The move to Sunday night highlights the significance the network is placing on “Teen Wolf” for its last hurrah with a high-priority timeslot.

As for Comic-Con, this year will be the biggest yet for “Teen Wolf,” which has been a fixture at the San Diego fan fest through its run. For the first time, “Teen Wolf” will take over Hall H, the largest venue at the convention center, which is typically reserved for pop culture phenomenons like “Star Wars,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead.” The panel will take place on Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m., and will feature cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan Sprayberry, Shelley Hennig, Cody Christian, Khylin Rhambo and executive producer Jeff Davis. MTV promises a few surprises, plus an extended sneak peek of the final season that will be screened for the 6,000 audience members.

For the past two years at Comic-Con, “Teen Wolf” has ranked as the most social show at the convention, per data from the convention. MTV has utilized the San Diego event as a space to break news for “Teen Wolf” — last year, the announcement was made that the show would be ending after six seasons.

Aside from the July 20 panel at Comic-Con, the cast will hit the convention room floor for a signing with fans on July 21. On that same day, Posey will also host the fourth annual “MTV Fandom Fest” interactive experience at Petco Park.

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you know the good die young (hopeless changes over time)

[i was asked for a continuation of hospital au w carm & lexa as best friends in it so here u go sry its short i will have lots more prompts up in the next few days!]


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you know the good die young (hopeless changes over time)


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‘who are you texting?’ lexa asks, leaning over a little to try to peek at your phone.


‘none of your fucking business,’ you say, locking your phone and then glaring at her as best you can.


lexa smirks. ‘you were smiling.’


‘shut your mouth, woods.’


her smirk turns into a full blown grin. ‘you were!’


‘whatever,’ you say, but it’s not with too much bite, partially because lexa is very pathetically pretending to do the hip exercises her physio gave her but also because she’s kind of wheezing and lugging around an oxygen tank is never fun. also your head hurt so bad this morning you didn’t even want to wear a beanie, which.


sucks.


lexa sighs and you know she’s only done four reps instead of ten but you haven’t done any so you let that go.


‘tell me about them,’ she insists, lying back and then looking at you. like, imploringly, with these big pale eyes and you kind of hate her, she’s gotten so fucking pretty.

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‘Teen Wolf’ Final Premiere Date Revealed as MTV Sets Comic-Con Farewell (EXCLUSIVE)
“Teen Wolf” is heading toward its 10 episodes, so to bid adieu to the fan-favorite MTV series, Variety has exclusively learned that the show will return to Comic-Con this summer for its…
By Elizabeth Wagmeister

Teen Wolf” is heading toward its 10 episodes, so to bid adieu to the fan-favorite MTVseries, Variety has exclusively learned that the show will return to Comic-Con this summer for its final farewell tour.

MTV has set a premiere date of July 30 at 8 p.m. for the back-half of its sixth-and-final season. The move to Sunday night highlights the significance the network is placing on “Teen Wolf” for its last hurrah with a high-priority timeslot.

As for Comic-Con, this year will be the biggest yet for “Teen Wolf,” which has been a fixture at the San Diego fan fest through its run. For the first time, “Teen Wolf” will take over Hall H, the largest venue at the convention center, which is typically reserved for pop culture phenomenons like “Star Wars,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead.” The panel will take place on Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m., and will feature cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan Sprayberry, Shelley Hennig, Cody Christian, Khylin Rhambo and executive producer Jeff Davis. MTV promises a few surprises, plus an extended sneak peek of the final season that will be screened for the 6,000 audience members.

For the past two years at Comic-Con, “Teen Wolf” has ranked as the most social show at the convention, per data from the convention. MTV has utilized the San Diego event as a space to break news for “Teen Wolf” — last year, the announcement was made that the show would be ending after six seasons.

Aside from the July 20 panel at Comic-Con, the cast will hit the convention room floor for a signing with fans on July 21. On that same day, Posey will also host the fourth annual “MTV Fandom Fest” interactive experience at Petco Park.

I’m currently sitting on the floor of my room sobbing because I just listened to @lordemusic’s pure heroine start to end for the first time in months and. it HURTS, I remember so distinctly all the feelings and memories I wove through each song, from the day it came out, and that album CARRIED me through high school! and now I’m older and the colours and imagery is so much more vivid and mixed with nostalgia it is so good and bittersweet to listen to, and it still wraps me like a blanket but now it feels foreign because I know that I am in such a different space, and the quiet days running the suburban streets late at night are now far behind me… I think, in essence, it now captures how much growing up hurts and I am experiencing growing pains (emotionally)

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'Once Upon a Time': Everything We Know About Season 7 So Far
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With Once Upon a Time set to go through a creative reboot, EW has rounded up all the intel from ABC and executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis on the upcoming seventh season. (Bookmark this page — we’ll keep updating with the latest news until the show returns this fall.)

When will it air?

The show will be moving from Sundays to Fridays at 8 p.m. ET for its seventh season, which will consist of 22 episodes. A premiere date has not yet been set. Read our recap of the finale here to find out where we left off.

Who’s coming back?

Original stars Lana Parrilla (Evil Queen/Regina) and Robert Carlyle (Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold) will return alongside Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Hook), while Andrew J. West (Adult Henry Mills) and Alison Fernandez (Henry’s daughter Lucy) join as new series regulars. Jennifer Morrison is also slated to return for at least one episode as Emma Swan.

Who’s not returning?

Morrison won’t be back as a series regular after exiting the ABC fairy tale drama alongside Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White/Mary Margaret), Josh Dallas (Prince Charming/David), Rebecca Mader (Wicked Witch/Zelena), Emilie de Ravin (Belle), and Jared Gilmore (Henry Mills). However, the OUAT bosses have left the door open for any of the latter to return as well and plan to reveal what’s become of the characters even if they don’t appear.

What is season 7 about?

Here’s the logline from ABC: “After six seasons, the residents of the enchanted forest face their greatest challenge yet as the Evil Queen, Captain Hook, and Rumplestiltskin join forces with a grown-up Henry Mills and his daughter Lucy on an epic quest to once again bring hope to their world and ours. Along the way, new fairy tale characters and old search for true love, find adventure, and once again take sides in the struggle of good against evil, as classic tales are once more twisted and reimagined.” The fact that ABC used their fairy tale monikers — since, you know, the Evil Queen is a totally different person now — could simply be because these names are much more recognizable and therefore marketable. (After all, the logline came out during upfronts, which are the presentations for advertisers.)

Where does the new season pick up?

After a finale that provided a sense of closure for many characters and gave them their happy endings, the show has jumped ahead a decade, where an adult Henry has been forced to flee the Enchanted Forest from some great new evil darkness, leaving his daughter Lucy in charge of the storybook. But when she arrived in Seattle to enlist her father’s help in saving their family, Henry didn’t seem to remember her for yet-to-be-revealed reasons.

What’s happened to Henry’s family?

After seemingly leaving home to find his own story, Henry went missing after facing the darkness. His daughter Lucy subsequently tracked him down to the real world, saying that his family needed his help. Obviously, this will be part and parcel as to why many of the characters are M.I.A. next year, but the fact that Morrison is returning for just one episode has some fans fearing that Emma will die. With his family missing, Henry must step up as the new hero (he’s still the Author), bringing us into new worlds where we’ll meet new characters, all of whom are so far being kept under wraps. The OUAT bosses do plan to branch out from the fairy tales we’ve already seen, adding new regular characters in the process.

What is the theme of the new season?

Belief. Though Henry had the heart of the truest believer, he has clearly lost that belief in the future, so Lucy will ostensibly have to help him get that back, much in the way a young Henry helped Emma do the same.

Who is Lucy’s mother?

Henry’s high school love Violet is not the mother. Some fans have theorized that Moana could be Lucy’s mother — there was a Polynesian mask on one of the portal doors, but Horowitz has since said that was not a clue about where the show is going next season. Whoever it may be, the OUAT bosses liken that pairing to a Once epic romance.

Will everyone have “new identities”?

While promoting OUAT‘s move to Fridays at the upfronts, ABC chief Channing Dungey let slip that Hook, the Evil Queen, and Rumplestiltskin would return “with new identities, in a new city, facing a new curse.” An easy explanation — just a theory — is that another curse has hit, giving the trio (and anyone else affected, like possibly the M.I.A. Charmings) new identities much in the same way the Dark Curse did in creating the Storybrooke alter egos of Snow White (Mary-Margaret) and Jiminy Cricket (Dr. Hopper).

What’s next for Hook, Regina, and Rumple?

Though we didn’t see them in the flash forward, the OUAT bosses have dropped scant clues on what’s next for the returning trio, including that Regina will still be “fighting for the people.” But TPTB have stressed that they’re not looking to rehash old redemption stories for each of the former villains.

How different will Once Upon a Time be in season 7?

Though many of the characters fans have come to know and love over the years are not slated to return, the OUAT bosses plan to “honor the DNA” of the show since season 7 does take place in the same universe, meaning we’ll likely still have dual story lines from past and present, as well as a world with no magic — but it won’t necessarily be Storybrooke-based. And the flashbacks could go even further back in time, considering both Hook and Rumple are hundreds of years old.

What does the season premiere title mean?

The season premiere is titled “Hyperion Heights,” which sounds like the name of the new town at the center of the story since Storybrooke will not play a major role moving forward.