tbh i need to be more careful with her.

On Rachel Amber

It took me so long to figure out how to put it into words, but after a lot of thinking, I finally understand what I love most about Rachel Amber. Despite being the one character who is liberally labelled “fake,” by many of the characters in-game, she is the realest character of them all. 

In the minds of many of the students at Blackwell (and maybe even some of the teachers) she is perfect. They are able to have idealized perceptions of who Rachel Amber is because she is a genuinely good and accessible person. She is easy to feel comfortable around and easy to trust. She is intelligent and wise. She is well-loved for everything mentioned above, but she’s also chastised for it. 

She’s well-loved, but it must be because she can easily manipulate them. She’s friendly and charismatic, but sometimes she’s not and it’s obviously because she’s fake. She beautiful, but she definitely uses that to take advantage of people. She’s exceedingly smart and gets good grades for it, but it wouldn’t have happened without her ability to charm teachers. Many flip flop when it comes to their opinion of her because, at some point, she didn’t fit their image of her and they can’t handle that.

Being labelled “perfect” and being put on a pedestal is NOT easy, especially for someone who feels anything but perfect. Rachel is easily one of the most misunderstood characters in-game. One line that really struck a chord with me was when she was talking to Chloe about David. She said, “You’re not a problem, Chloe. You’re a person.” I’d be amazed if she wasn’t also talking about herself in some way because I think she sees a lot of herself within Chloe. People perceive Chloe a certain way, despite not really knowing her at all. Like Chloe, when Rachel doesn’t appeal to people’s idea of her, she’s a problem. 

Rachel is someone who is under tremendous pressure and is dealing with a difficult and complicated issue regarding her father. Her anger and grief is so intense that it manifests into physical outbursts. Like Chloe said, she gets smashy when she’s angry. That is such an important part of her character because it shatters all perception of the “perfect” Rachel Amber and allows us to see how fundamentally flawed she is. We can see that she’s a person.

When the viewfinder eats her quarter, she hits it in frustration because that’s just another thing gone wrong. When her worst fears are realized with her father, she lashes out because she’s devastated that the one person she trusted above all else would hurt her like this. When Chloe admits that what’s going on between them is special, she runs because it’s scary forming something so deep when it can end as quickly as it started. Someone who acts the way she acts is far from perfect, and that’s what makes her character so meaningful and so real.

Rachel is scared, angry, and heartbroken, just like any other teenager would be during one of the hardest parts of their lives. She doesn’t have things figured out, and she feels lost. She feels alone. She feels trapped. That’s why her feelings for Chloe are so intense so quickly. Like William said in Chloe’s dream, Rachel needs someone like her, someone who will accept her for who she really is. 

Rachel is the type of person to pull someone from school out of the blue, take them somewhere, and just listen, understand, empathize with anything spoken about. There is much discussion on whether or not Rachel has some sort of supernatural power like Max does, but honestly, her realest and most potent ability is the power of empathy. She has a deep understanding of people and how they work, but that does not make her a master manipulator. In fact, she is far from one. Rachel uses her understanding for good, to be there for people when they need her the most. But she’s hurting too, and what she needs the most is for someone to understand her. 

Honestly, this could tank like the ending of the first Life is Strange, but I deeply hope that Rachel will get the story she deserves. And tbh, I doubt I could play the first LiS again knowing what happens to her. She’s freed from Arcadia Bay, but in the cruelest way possible. She deserves a lot more than that, and for the final two episodes, I really, truly hope she gets the love and care she needs.

anonymous asked:

dean said cas to stop being their nurse. what’s wrong in that? this is how people show their love - for protect and support someone you are loved. it’s like dean with his sam - yeah, they are more codependent but the same reason - take care, show love. and dean has nothing like "this is wrong". so why he told that to cas? he doesn’t need his help bc cas blundered? Or he doesn’t care at all? I can’t believe in that tbh

Hello, my dearest darlingest Anon!

I believe that you’re referring to the scene in 12x19 when Dean tells Cas off for acting like their “babysitter”? 

This comment comes off of Cas explaining his reasons for not contacting them when –>

a) he went off piste and decided to bring Kelly to Heaven instead of shooting her with the stolen borrowed Colt

b) his truck broke down and he knew he needed help

And Cas’ foremost reason for not contacting them is that he believes Kelly and the baby - because they’re an extension of Lucifer being free from the cage - are his responsibility. 

  • A sentiment he’s stated more than once throughout S12. 
  • A sentiment rooted in his need to feel useful and to have a purpose. 
  • This need, in turn, rooted in the fact that, at this moment in time, he’s never felt more lost or uncertain of where he truly belongs, feeling like he doesn’t belong anywhere, like he doesn’t even know who he is anymore, loving Dean with all his heart and feeling no hope that the love will ever be returned he’s drifting, without any anchor whatsoever.

Of course, Dean then doesn’t help the situation when he negates Cas’ biggest motivator and dismisses it as though it’s really all in Cas’ own head: protecting them isn’t his job.

Dean is right, of course. It was never his job. He made them his job, he interpreted his orders to protect them in a way that would justify staying close to them and I think that’s underlined in 7x21 when he tries to stop Hester from hurting the brothers by saying “Please, they’re the ones we were put here to protect” and Hester replies simply with a “No, Castiel”. 

And that’s the truth.

Cas has extended his order to bring Dean out of hell and secure Michael’s vessel to protecting the brothers against all odds. Because he’s falling in love with Dean, and he can’t make sense of that emotion.

This has made him dress himself as the hammer and assign all his worth to that role because, again and again, it’s underlined the brothers only call on him for angelic assistance. The problem is, again, miscommunication, because throughout S12 Sam finally, and very vocally and earnestly, contradicts Cas every single time he says that Lucifer is his responsibility. Sam is the one to repeatedly tell Cas he’s wrong in S12, they’re in it together, and he should come to them for help.

But Sam isn’t the person who needs to say it.

Dean agrees, but he agrees in vague ways, like being pissed off - which to our literal angel is the same as negating Sam’s words or being nothing but hyper critical of Cas’ opinion, which for our as-stubborn-as-Dean-Winchester Cas more or less means he’ll just dig his heels down even deeper - or Dean agrees by saying stuff that only underline Cas’ belief that Dean can’t possibly see any real worth in him. That he’s a liability. And expendable. Only useful for the powers he brings to the fight.

This is in 12x23, of course, where they’re together, TFW about to assemble, but instead of there being a sense of team spirit, Cas gets a Dean who barges in, takes over and then asks if he still has the immense power that killed a Prince of Hell.

In 12x19 they finally begin to open up the doors to open communication during the Mixtape Exchange, but that episode is titled The Future and I believe that cornerstone was placed there to show what they’re working towards. That scene is a beautiful study of body language because both of these actors are remarkably attuned to using it as a tool of expression. And that’s more or less the basis for the entire Destiel narrative because it’s so much in the subtext of how these two interact with each other. 

That’s how you build a will-they-won’t-they, btw. No matter the genders involved. There has to be a dance of long looks and glances when the other isn’t looking. There has to be stuff neither one says out loud. There HAS to be miscommunication because complete honesty takes away the obstacles and without obstacles there’s no character growth and there’s absolutely no fucking intrigue to following the progression of the love story.

But now I digress.

So if 12x19 gives a cornerstone to open communication, then why don’t they keep building on that? They are, and they will. Moments of misunderstanding - like this one in 12x23 where Dean is more or less hinging their survival on whether Cas still has the power up juices flowing through him (look at Cas’ face - it hurts him!) - are more or less essential at this juncture, and these misunderstandings stem from the fact that these two men care so much about what the other thinks of them that they can’t stand the thought of disappointing the other, or failing them in any way, neither understanding that how they feel the other can’t disappoint them or fail them no matter what they do is how BOTH OF THEM FEEL ABOUT EACH OTHER

(dance my pretties dance!)

There is all the love here, darling Anon, don’t you fret!

The reason Dean tells Cas that he isn’t their babysitter comes from Dean’s conviction that Cas still thinks of himself as their protector foremost, like he stated out loud and unequivocally in 7x21. That statement came as a horrified surprise to Dean back then, because that was Dean’s biggest fear, wasn’t it? That Cas was one of those angels that, when they try to care, it ends up breaking them apart? 

That’s how he views Cas’ choices and sacrifices by the end of S7: they’re breaking Cas apart and Cas made them because he cares.

The problem for Dean is that he’s wanted to humanise Cas - to make him CARE - almost from the moment their story began: giving him his nickname is just the beginning. Why did he do that? 

Because Dean Winchester is a control freak, plain and simple. 

I don’t believe it’s love at first sight with these two. It’s attraction at first sight for Dean (that I do believe), but Dean is out of his depth with Cas and he has an immediate need to bring him down to Earth. To make him feel like an equal. Possibly even an inferior.

Which is why, at least this is my interpretation of it, whenever he gets to put Cas in a tight spot doing human things - such as taking Cas to a den of iniquity - Dean is practically bouncing in his seat from having the upper hand completely and irrevocably.

S12, however, does a lot to tell us that much has changed since S7, including how the brothers view Cas and his choices and his sacrifices. 

In 12x10, after the whole Ishim incident, Sam tells Cas that Cas may have changed, but it’s for the better. And Dean voices support as well, telling Cas he’s not weak, like Ishim proclaimed him to be.

So for Cas, nine episodes later, to come off as though he still considers himself the brothers angelic protector rubs Dean the wrong way. He doesn’t want Cas to feel like he has to protect them because he’s not their defender, he’s not the hammer: he’s their friend and brother in arms and worth a helluva lot more than whatever responsibility he feels like placing on his own two shoulders

(Also Dean is completely in love with him and, I’d argue, is subtly terrified that Cas still, after all these years, is so much an angel that whatever that “I love you” in 12x12 was, it sure as hell didn’t mean Cas is in love with him, because Dean’s still nothing more than a mere ward for Cas, someone he feels responsible for, someone he’s formed a bond with, sure, but a bond that never could be romantic based on how they’re from two so completely different worlds - hence the mixtape from Dean, as he tries to over-subtly test the waters)

So, you see? Dean telling Cas off for acting like he protects them by excluding them comes from a place of love.

You, me, and Sam - we’re just better together.”

Dean tries to convince Cas with this statement, but the Mixtape Exchange is a Destiel scene, and Cas is done now, after having said “I love you” out loud, no matter how vaguely, to pretend like he doesn’t want more. That’s why he gestures between him and Dean when he says “We?” and Dean ruins it when he says “Yes, we. You, me… and Sam.” Unable to give Cas more than his little finger and leaving Cas thinking that, after all is said and done, Dean Winchester does not love him back. And again, neither is stating the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help them Chuck - dancing around each other for this fear of rejection, this fear that stems in the feeling that they’re really not worthy of the other’s love.

There is a complex web of emotion that these men are stuck in, and I, for one, cannot wait to watch it slowly detangle.

And Dean cares. Oh, he cares.

Originally posted by magnificent-winged-beast

Looooooook at his faaaaaaaace! :)

xx

anonymous asked:

WHo do you think says I love you first kaz or inej

ooohhhh omg tbh i have a feeling that it might be kaz who says it first. Because although inej is the more emotional of the two, she keeps her heart well guarded. I get the feeling that her deepest emotions are almost private.
Besides, i think that she is very careful of not imposing on people or making them feel like they are forced to say or do anything. Her past experiences have taught her to value her own agency and so she respects the need for that in others.
As far as the situation goes, i think it is probably in a moment of vulnerability. Kaz is maybe half-asleep or has just had to stomach misfortune in his business ventures, etc. and he sees inej leave. He’s seen it often enough and understood it, too, but just then it was too much. He needed her there with him and so he would quietly say something along the lines of “i need you to stay with me. please. i love you.” And inej would freeze, but she’d be glad he’d said it. I feel like that would be a turning point in their relationship.
Inej wouldn’t say it back right away, i think. She would wait for a time when it feels right for her.

first boyfriend | baekhyun

Originally posted by ethereal-baek

  • oKAY time for rEAL LIFE BAEK U ALL DONT HATE
  • doesnt make a huge deal about being ur 1st boyf
  • but like….also would keep talking about it
  • like “cos im ur FIRST BOYFRIEND u should do this thing with me”
  • really really really touchy and flirty 
  • but speaks to u like ur friends so ur like bich the fuc ? 
  • probably even more obsessed with u than being juST your boyfriend cos hes like
  • DAMN IM HER FIRST BOYFRIEND I HAVE TO LOVE HER A LOT AND CARE FOR A LOT I NEED TO TEACH HER ALL THE GIRLFRIEND WAYS BUT SHELL ONLY EVER BE MY GIRLFRIEND 
  • u know that >:( beautiful smile >:( when he says >:( a joke >:( where its kinda >:( lopsided and upside down >:( gives u that a lot cos he justs want to make u happy and wants u to find him FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • hes like kinda awkward tbh but doesnt wanna let u know 
  • cos he doesnt wanna make U awkward omg hwigaorgraogri love HIM! 
  • slightly ?!?!?! clueless?!?!?!? cos he wants to be close to u and kiss u everywhere and squeeze u a lot but he dont wanna scare u 
  • so he settles for holding ur hand and rubbing ur back when he hugs u
  • will try so hard not to make too much fun of u but his mouse ears will fall off and his >:( cute >:( head will BURST >:( 
  • the end u rats >:( i hate u all for making me >:( thiNK >:( OF HIM >:(

minseok / junmyeon / yixing / jongdae / chanyeol / kyungsoo / jongin / sehun

kaykaykaboom  asked:

The RFA Members (V included) on their first time alone with the babies???

Author’s note: OMG SORRY THIS TOOK SO LONG I FELL ASLEEP AGAIN I really shouldn’t write in bed

Yoosung

  • As soon as you left the house he started FREAKING out
  • And he wasn’t the only one
  • When you left him with your soon to go to work
  • You were convince that one of them would be dead when you got home
  • But when you opened the door and saw your two boys asleep together on the  couch
  • Your heart did summersaults

Zen

  • When you got home, the first thing noticed was how quiet it
  • “Zen? You here?”
  • When you didn’t hear your husbands’ chipper voice your mom senses kicked in 
  • Whatiftheygotkidnappedormurderedorcaughtonfire o h n o
  • You called his phone
  • “Please pickup, please pickup, please-“
  • “MC?”
  • “Oh thank god! Where are you two???”
  • “Well, our daughter wanted ice cream.”
  • “Okay… but the nearest store that sells ice cream is an hour way?”
  • “…yeah.”
  • “Oh.”
  • You smiled
  • Your daughter is so spoiled

V

  • “Don’t worry, MC!! I’ll be fine!!”
  • he was not
  • ten minutes after you left he reached for the phone
  • “Hey, MC, I need you to run by the store on your way home and buy another baby bottle, no questions asked.”
  • “Why?”
  • “whAT DID I JUST SAY?”
  • “I’m not going out of my way unless you-”
  • “Fine, I tried to warm up the baby’s bottle in the microwave and it melted. NOW PLEASE SHE’S BEEN CRYING EVER SINCE YOU LEFT AND I CAN’T TURN HER OFF!”

Jaehee

  • Not a lot to say about her bc she’s an A-1 mom
  • I MEAN SHE ALREADY TAKES CARE OF HER FOUR RFA CHILDREN WITH ONLY THE HELP OF THEIR BLIND UNCLE (V)
  • Tbh she’s more worried of you being left alone with the kid LOL

Jumin

  • You walked in on him pointing a camera at your daughter
  • “Come on! Say it again for your mommy!!”
  • “Say what again?”
  • “…Her first words.”
  • “WHAT?? BUT’S SHE’S ONLY THREE MONTHS OLD??”
  • “She’s a quick learner. I guess she takes after her father.”
  • “Ignoring that… what did she say? Mom or Dad?”
  • “…”
  • “Jumin?”
  • “Elizabeth… she said Elizabeth.”
  • “She really does take after her father.”
  • She might be spending too much time with her dad

707

  • When you went to the grocery store and left Seven alone with your daughter you had no idea what to expect
  • But when you came back home
  • And opened your front door
  • And saw WHAT YOUR HOUSE IS A WRECK
  • AND SHIT IS THAT A BIRD FLYING AROUND THE ROOM
  • WHERE THE HELL IS SEVEN
  • WHERE THE HELL IS YOUR CHILD
  • You ran into the kitchen to drop off the groceries
  • And there was your daughter
  • Playing with her doll on the floor
  • And seven
  • COVERED in glitter and glue
  • Frantically making a PB&J
  • “What-“
  • “Don’t ask. Just… don’t.”

Sorry, but at this point I don’t want Noora to be the person Sana opens up to. I love Noora so much and I’m proud of her for dropping the bus to show Sana she’s on her side, she’s with her no matter what. But we have so many possibilities now that can make Sana’s storyline better: Chris, Elias, her mom, Jamilla, Yousef, Isak and Even.

I believe opening up to her mom or Jamilla could add so much representation, because even if they aren’t exactly like Sana it would be amazing to see strong female muslim characters on screen together.

Elias is also a very good option, I think. We’ve seen how supportive he always is and how he tries to protect her and make her feel good (“if you’re sad, I’m sad”). Also, the conversation they had in the swings left me with so many feelings, and I want them back like that.

The amazing Chris. She’s the one who introduced everybody to Sana, and it would be so interesting to see her softest and caring side, since we don’t know much about her. She’d be an amazing listener to her, I know that. (I’d take Eva too, tbh).

Yousef. Yeah, this is probably my romantic side trying to sabotage me. But he’s such a good guy, and we already know how much he cares (about Sana and in general). He pays attention, he listens, and that’s exactly what Sana needs right now.

I’d take Isak and Even, too. I know there’s been drama about the fandom caring more about Evak than about Sana, but putting that away they are friends and they care, so I’d be so happy too.

Thoughts on Descendants 2

•Didn’t really like Mal that much tbh, her and Ben had like 0 chemistry

•So much MALVIE, like Disney, EVIE SEEMS TO CARE MORE ABOUT MAL THAN BEN EVER DID

•LIKE MAL AND EVIE’S DUET? GAY

•Also Harry is the bisexual representation we all need (and I loved the eyeliner)

•Jane was adorable as always, and her and Carlos were kind of cute together

•Lonnie?? Don’t you mean MY LOVE LONNIE ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE MAKING HER MOTHER, THE SAVIOR OF CHINA PROUD

•THEY PULLED BOBBY MOYNIHAN INTO THIS???

•Dizzy was SO CUTE and honestly one of my favorite parts of the movie hands DOWN

•The only songs that I really liked were Mal and Evie’s duet and the rap battle song with Uma’s crew, like it had a nice musical feel to it, and I like those songs (like Evil Like Me from D1) The other ones were okay I guess

•MAL’S HAIR DIDN’T MATCH HER YELLOW AND BLUE DRESS LIKE EVIE YOU SHOULD HAVE NOTICED THAT

•China Anne McClain was actually really good?? Like she actually put effort into it and it payed off like dude she tried and she was A+

•Also why is this setting up for another one

anonymous asked:

If you're willing to talk about your LGBT+ Titans headcanons, I'm willing to listen!

GAHH THANKS I KNOW PEOPLE ONLY FOLLOW ME FOR MY CHAT POSTS BUT I HAVENT TALKED TO ANYONE ABOUT THIS SO HERE WE GO

let’s go one at a time

Robin: headcanon as bi. at least biromantic, perhaps bisexual as well. there doesn’t, obviously, have to be an “explanation” for someone being bi, though robin (being dick grayson) is so full of love for so many people (in a lot of universes) he just hides it. also his interactions w/ speedy in TT can be easily seen as lowkey flirting, and i don’t doubt they would be the same w/ Kid Flash if KF was as big a deal in the TT show as he was in the comics. 

Raven: I sortof explained my headcanons for her as ace, partly because of her demon heritage and being super unwilling to continue the bloodline + give someone, consciously, the same problems she has. most likely panromantic, since she might consider herself apart from the “normal” gender binary – demigirl, perhaps – so panromantic as she would most likely feel a skewed form of guilt for “judging” based on gender (or something like that..). in short, asexual panromantic. 

Cyborg: well i headcanon him as straight, but he’s here bcuz he’d be the best ally in the goddamn world (s’cuse my language)

Beast Boy: okay but what if… he was trans. part of the reason he feels the need to joke all the time (other than the fact that he’s a natural joker and that well, his parents). yeah . and he’s straight too (originally he was gay , until he realized that he felt more like a boy after exploring his identity–he was rich, he had the resources). i also headcanon him as polyamorous , though he would have a few complexes that he would need to discuss with his partners. 

Starfire: she’s highkey pan. pansexual panromantic panspecies she don’t care. as long as you got a good heart and sense of justice she’ll love you. also she’s the best to talk about identity with, since she’s so open-minded (arguably the most open-minded of everyone on earth tbh). you ask her to call you a different pronoun? boom she’ll very seldom mess up. have a completely different name you wish to go by? starfire’s there to violently politely remind anyone who “accidentally” messes up. also polyamorous (lots of love to go around)

Titans East: 

Aqualad: being atlantian, he’d definitely be panromantic, mayyyyyyybe pansexual (or bisexual). Just form being around the many different couples of atlantis would help him figure out his identity, even if it is a bit unconventional. also, i can see him exploring being androgynous or a demiboy. 

Bumblebee: blatantly bisexual. i don’t even feel the need to explain this. 

Más y Menos: straight i guess?? I don’t know much about these two pff, i’m not gonna force headcanons. if y’all think they’re nonbinary, go for it, sounds legit. 

Speedy: headcanon homosexual. possibly demiromantic. he’s trying to figure it out with few resources give the guy a break he struggles with his sexuality for a bit, not knowing who to trust. After getting in a safe environment, i can see him and cyborg having a talk, with cy explaining what he can and pointing him in the right directions. also has an unspoken competition with robin: who can act more gay in public. it’s hard for robin since he’s crushing on a girl lol

obviously, these are all my headcanons, take them for what you will, they’re open for interpretation. I’m down for a lot of different ideas with these guys, and I might have missed a few. If anyone wants to add something and/or ask me about something, feel free! 

anonymous asked:

How about Zelda? Or any girl from the series.

Time for a speed round! Every Zelda from the series

The Legend of Zelda

Simple design, nice poofy hair, cute but not very memorable. Prototype design at best. Next to no character. 6/10

A Link to the Past

Much more thought out design, more iconic. Nice use of hair to frame face, simple yet consistent color pallet, the pink is a little garish. Not much screen time. 6.5/10

Ocarina of Time

Nice young maiden, good design, sad we don’t see much of her hair, but the do-rag is neat. The choice of pinkish-purpleish here is a little garish still. No tomboy show on screen 5.5/10

Grown fair princess captured well here. The pink from her younger self fits better with a deeper purple to contrast. Has a very royal air to her. Representin’ Hyrule for sure. Sheik is also pretty darn cool. No wonder she became the template for future designs! 7/10

Oracle Saga

Litttle cutey patootie. Simplified design from OoT, but still pleasing. Soft pastel color pallet gives a very warm, kind feel. Not much character tho. 6.5-soft 7/10

Four Swords

Apha-Wind Waker Zelda. Cute but didn’t make the cut. Further simplified design that’s still good. Unfortunately, there is a obvious ‘not-Zelda’ about her. It comes from the hair most, orange and tied back just wasn’t working for her. No real character. 6.5/10

Wind Waker

Tetra is best girl. Skin tone change is a bit disappointing, but I don’t dislike or anything, still a cute kid. Love the hair she has, blonde works much better than orange. The makeup is an interesting touch, guess to help her contrast with Tetra’s more tomboy personality. Wish we saw more with her. Nice color pallet. 8.5-9/10. Minish Cap gets the same score, happy to see her get more of a speaking role as the games progress since OoT.

Twilight Princess

Nice reimagining of her old outfit from OoT. Feels the most regal of them all. Really stands out at the brunette of the Zeldas. Total royal badass. 9/10

Spirit Tracks

Same as her grandmother, but with her own personality and attitude, very take charge. 8.5/10

Need I say anything? 10/10

Skyward Sword

Nice, cute, airheaded Zelda. Good friend, cutie-pie girlfriend. Comfirmed Canon Waifu. Good, simple design, not really a princess, so being regal doesn’t matter too much. Like her bang tape. 8/10 

Link Between Worlds

Nice, kind Zelda. Tries her best. Very caring, princess like. Somewhat regal, but mostly down to earth. Light, airy color pallet. 8/10

Goth Zelda. 10/10

Breath of the Wild

Without spoiling to much for myself, this Zelda needs a hug tbh. More of an advernturer than princess, which is A-ok! Her design fits her as a traveler with a regal background. Nice hair, like the thicker eyebrows on her. Speaking of thick

Mmm-mmm-mmhp. 10/10. Best Zelda. Yoga pants? Best Zelda. 10/10

Feel Free to request more anime/-ish girls, or even some that aren’t, for me to critique!

Joss nodded. “If it please His Grace—” 

“His Grace is hunting across the Blackwater,” Ned said, wondering how a man could live his whole life a few days ride from the Red Keep and still have no notion what his king looked like. Ned was clad in a white linen doublet with the direwolf of Stark on the breast; his black wool cloak was fastened at the collar by his silver hand of office. Black and white and grey, all the shades of truth. “I am Lord Eddard Stark, the King’s Hand. Tell me who you are and what you know of these raiders.”

This is so very Ned Stark. So very, very Ned Stark, who takes a very personal approach to ruling. Ned gets to know the people he rules:

Back at Winterfell, they had eaten in the Great Hall almost half the time. Her father used to say that a lord needed to eat with his men, if he hoped to keep them. “Know the men who follow you,” she heard him tell Robb once, “and let them know you. Don’t ask your men to die for a stranger.” At Winterfell, he always had an extra seat set at his own table, and every day a different man would be asked to join him. One night it would be Vayon Poole, and the talk would be coppers and bread stores and servants. The next time it would be Mikken, and her father would listen to him go on about armor and swords and how hot a forge should be and the best way to temper steel. Another day it might be Hullen with his endless horse talk, or Septon Chayle from the library, or Jory, or Ser Rodrik, or even Old Nan with her stories.

It’s so completely foreign to Ned, this distance that the King has, the insularity of being “high above them all” while ruling, the arrogance, the elitism, and tbh I think GRRM is critiquing this across ASOIAF, from Aerys’s rule (Arthur Dayne talking to the smallfolk in the Kingswood and getting down on their level and finding out what they needed) to the problems Daenerys faces ruling Meereen high in the pyramid. 

In ASOIAF, there’s a call to bring it back to the people, to make it more personal, to care more about people’s lives, and I love how the Iron Throne plays such an important role in this theme, I love it.

anonymous asked:

Hey I was just reminded of talalay's tweet and I know she might not know of a special or the writers' intentions but her words annoyed me... it makes me feel like they dislike us, but if she thinks so i don't understand some of her directing in tst (like sherlock being revealed in the chair and mary=thatcher smashed). How do you interpret this whole thing, if you don't mind me asking? P.s. I loved your the ring meta!

Hi!

Thanks so much for the compliment about my meta! <3 Glad you enjoyed it. 

I only just learned about Rachel Talalay’s comment. I’m guessing you’re referring to this

I would say it’s worth disregarding, as is anything any creator has to say about work they’ve released into the world. 

Before I explain further, I just want to say that this in no way reflects any feelings or thoughts I have about Talalay’s skill as a director. I’m rewatching tst right now, and I think it’s very beautiful in many ways, despite the reservations I have about its reality status / the script / that wife / how we’re supposed to understand the episode. There’s nothing, I think, in the way it’s directed that gets in the way of the story that’s being told, and it has its own gorgeous qualities (that shark transition at the beginning is just…wow, really lovely.)

As for her comment, ugh. It was offered, it seems, spontaneously, in the context of answering a much more straightforward question about how a particular scene was filmed in Doctor Who, so it was unnecessary, to say the least. Now, I don’t know, I have no idea what has been said to her. I don’t know how much she’s had to deal with people coming at her for things over which she has no control, like the overall direction of the show. I don’t much care, tbh. Because I think that if you’re going to engage in social media interactions with people, you need to be cool about it. You should try to be gracious. Understand that people are excited about what you’ve made, which is, like, the point of making it? Isn’t it? 

The main thing for me is, I’ve been on both sides of the creator / critic spectrum, professionally as a writer (on a really small scale), and academically as a literary scholar (at the highest level one can go). So I’ve thought about literary interpretation a lot, and thought a lot about its role, relative to literature itself. Here’s what I know: 

When people make a thing, a creative thing, they pull on all kinds of stuff of which they may or may not be aware. It’s an art. There’s planning, and there’s purpose, and there’s the story they know they want to tell, and then there’s serendipity, and the intuitive ways in which symbolism builds, and there’s the mass of art and literature that came before yours, there’s the direct source material (acd canon) and there’s indirect source material (the tons and tons of Holmesian pastiche); there’s tradition (like the Gothic); there are brands (Hammer horror, Bond, and, weirdly, the Muppets). It all goes into the mix, and out comes a thing that works, or doesn’t. 

This is why authorial intention is garbage as a concept: because literary texts are made from a combination of conscious and unconscious content.

And this is why all creator commentary about what they meant to do, or didn’t, is rubbishy bullshit at best. Ideally, I think, a creator should ask, “What did you think of it?” Rather than, proclaiming, “Oh, that’s not what I meant.” 

(I know, I know. We want there to be a plan. We want johnlock to be part of the consciously crafted content of the show. I obviously do. I want mofftiss to be good. I want them to be clever. I want the clearly inferior quality of s4 to be part of a meta-level Reichenbach arg. I hope it is. But even if it isn’t, even if they meant tfp to be a totally straightforward end to s4 and possibly the series as a whole, there is still much we can do in terms of reading it, interpreting it, enjoying it. This is not reaching. The subtext is practically hanging off the text like ripe fruit, begging to be picked.)

It is up to the critic, the literary analyst, the audience, to decide what the thing they’re consuming means to them. The symbols, tropes, character arcs, plots, etc., etc., which the creator has put together–all of this interacts with you, your personal experience, the other texts you’ve enjoyed, the symbols, tropes, plots, etc., that are part of your cultural experience, and there, in you, is where they make meaning. 

You can emerge from the experience of a text and say, this is what it means, and interpret it in light of what you know, and what you’ve felt, and back it up using the textual evidence that made you think what you did, and no one–that is to say NO ONE–can tell you you’re wrong. They can tell you they think there’s a better reading. They can tell you they think yours has holes in it. You can, if you wish, engage in discussion about it. But you don’t have to. Above all, you should do what makes you happy. This is supposed to be fun–which, it seems, is something that Talalay, with her snarky comment about “rationality,” seems to have forgotten. 

Nonetheless, for those of us who do choose to craft arguments out of our favourite readings of this, or any literary text:

There are good interpretations–ones that really hold water when you interrogate them and subject them to argumentation. There are less valid interpretations–ones that fall apart if you so much as breathe on them. 

Johnlock is a valid interpretation. It is as solid as granite. It has a metric fuckton of evidence backing it up. The only thing it doesn’t have, right now, is an explicit confirmation from the text that satisfies much of the audience who supports that interpretation. (Right now, there’s sort of a johnlock light reading we can glean from the most superficial level of the text. In my opinion, there’s a much more intense johnlock reading possible via the subtext.) 

There are, of course, other readings. Of course there are! But let me tell you, having had a run-in or two with the dude who made that anti-tjlc blog, WELL, he is far from rational. He transforms into a squalling infant if you so much as push on one of his ideas. And then tells you you’re bullying him. Methinks he enjoys being fighty. 

THE BOTTOM LINE IS: Once a creator has released something into the world, their role is done. It’s then up to the audience to take the thing and run with it. I am so glad–SO GLAD–to be part of a fandom that voraciously consumes, analyzes, critiques, and otherwise shakes the thing we love until all the best bits and pieces fall out. That’s the fun of it! For a creator to turn around and say, NO! You’re loving the thing I made in the wrong way–well, that is really small.

So: thanks for this ask, sorry to go on for so long but I have LOTS of feelings about this, clearly. 

anonymous asked:

The City Hall was attacked and Oliver was there and then he was there in Starling General with the shooter pointing gus at him, almost everyone important was either there in the episode or mentioned like Oliver's parents, Tommy, Laurel... etc. Guess who wasn't even seen once or even bothered to call Oliver asking if he is okay? Yep Susan, so much for being 'caring' girlfriend or 'important' person in Oliver's life. Still some worry about her and Oliver's relationship when there is none TBH.

Hi, Nonnie!

I think this is really the big difference between Olicity and every other ship they tried this season. 

Susan is only there when they need to show a) her shady behavior or b) a plot-driven step in the “relationship” with Oliver. She doesn’t get this small moments of being with Oliver. Each of her scenes is just there to drive the plot forward (and I hope it will be driven forward a little more quickly in the future!). 

She didn’t have any scene in 5x13 other than Thea’s mentions of how shady Susan is because her relationship with Oliver isn’t that deep or that important for the show (longterm-wise) that they needed to show these little moments of caring. It’s what Oliver will take from his relationship with her that is going to be important, and I think I am not too bold when I say that whatever he takes from the relationship with her, it’s not that he and Susan are meant to be together forever. 

Olicity has been handled quite differently from that!

When Oliver and Felicity were together or even before that, they just had these little moments. The scene didn’t have to be about them and yet there was this hint that there are two people who love each other and who care about each other. 

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It was the subtle way they did Olicity in season 4 that showed that it worked and they wanted the couple to work on a level where they could just be together without their relationship taking over the plot. That is what is needed for a couple that you want to be together on the show before the last couple of episodes for a show. 

Of course the writers didn’t miss the opportunity to use their gold couple for drama once more this season. They make sure they have used all the good storylines they wanted for these characters and that they need them to be single for. Besides, they need to make sure that Oliver and Felicity have really been through all the pain in the world and fought all the obstacles life had thrown their way to be together.

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Once Oliver and Felicity are back together I imagine their storyline as a couple to be more in the background. They will have their milestones to reach

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and they will have their individual problems to work through as a couple

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and maybe occasionally we will see them struggle a little bit in their relationship but making up each time

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Thank you so much for giving me the chance to dive back into the past of our favorite couple and make me picture the bright future that is ahead of them, even if we will and they will have to live through some more moments of vomitting a little to say it in Thea’s words, but at the end we will be back to where the show knows they have found the true love. We’ll be back with Olicity.

xoxo Kathi

izunauchihapower  asked:

I would love to request for a Sasuke being an uncle and knowing it after itachis death that he has a niece. How would he react and what he would do if she was left all alone? :) Love your answers :)

Hey, sweetie! First of all,thanks for the great chat AND THANKS FOR DRAWING ME THAT ITACHI/SASUKE PICTURE I LITERALLY CRIED (Everybody go check  out this lovely lil human bean!!). You’re such a sweetheart!!

Now, I hope this makes you happy! Because you made me super happy, too! <3

(Again, thanks to @kazekage-gaara-forever for helping me out with this :3)


Sasuke finding out Itachi has a daughter after his death Headcanons

  • So, we all know how fucked up Itachis death was, seriously. We know what he went through in order to protect his little brother, right? And just think about him taking care of a little toddler daughter through all this, I wanna cry. Precious boy
  • Everytime he looks into her eyes, he sees his little brother, when he was still innocent and happy.
  • Totally can picture her momma died not too long ago, too. Maybe just a few months before Itachi dies. The little girl has no one. Sound like someone we know?
  • I dunno, maybe Itachi mentioned her name in his last moments, then it definitley takes Sasuke a while until he even realises how strange it is that his brother would be thinking about some girl. Like, maybe it takes him a day or two until he fully understands what the hell it means. But once he realises it and once he really knows what Itachi went through it just doesn’t leave his head.
  • I think he’s looking to find out whoever that person is as quickly as he can. He just needs to know, can’t sit still. Especially if she was the last thing Itachi thought about. Who is that important to him, that he would hide them until his very last second? He needs to know
  • Oh god, now that I think of it, imagine Sasuke really finds her, hidden away in a cabin where Itachi hoped no one would find her. Imagine he finds this cabin torn to pieces by some rogue shinobi and imagine he finds this little girl sitting there with her dead mother, crying.
  • And as soon as Sasuke sees her, he knows.
  • The little girl probably looks so much like her daddy, or maybe she even looks like Mikoto, but either way she just looks so… Uchiha. Can’t miss it.
  • But more than that it’s the sadness in her eyes, the terror of watching your loved ones get killed, watching your mother get slaughtered, it’s not someonething anyone should witness, but there she is, crying and not even understanding what’s happening. Just what Sasuke went through. How could he leave her there, without a mother or a father? Because even though he doesn’t want to believe it’s true that Itachi could have had a daughter, what else could it be, right? Just imagine Sasuke approaches, and the little girl gets scared and starts to scream for her daddy to come and help her. She’s so heartbroken. She’s just like him.
  • Activating her Sharingan for the first time?? Who knows
  • Sasuke would be so shocked, but he can’t just leave her there. It’s what his brother left behind in this world and she reminds him so much of himself. He has his plans, big plans, but he is not letting the last Uchiha he knows rot in a cabin in the woods. Not if she is the only reminder of what his brother did for him.
  • It takes him a wile to warm up to her, though. He just isn’t a lovey-dovey person especially not in those times. And it hurts to look at her, but it hurts even more having her out of sight
  • He knows she needs him. And it doesn’t take long until he needs her, too.
  • Probably tries to train her as quickly as he can tbh. Her father was a legend. She grows up wanting to avenge him, how could she not? She needs to be strong, and he is helping her with that. He isn’t a good father figure, maybe not even a good big brother figure. But he takes care of her, in his own way, he does everything for her.
  • “I won’t let any harm come to her, nii-san. She won’t suffer like we did.”

I made myself sad ;-; Hope these are okay, love!

Sorting the Paladins into Hogwarts Houses according to the way of doing things!

So your primary is why you do things, and your secondary is how you do things, if you want to read more in depth about how this system works, look here @sortinghatchats

 I spent way too long contemplating this, bear with me it is LONG, congrats if you get through it all.

Shiro:

Hufflepuff Primary and Hufflepuff secondary

Ahh, gentle cinnamon roll Shiro. He’s like Cedric Diggory, impossibly good and kind and nice and handsome and brave.

Loyalty, people, and fairness for his primary. His motivation is people; protecting them. He is understanding and forgiving.

Examples: He accepted Keith being Galra so easily. He let Pidge sway him in S1 E1 when they were looking for the red lion on the Galra ship to go help prisoners even though their priority was the red lion. He approved of the mission to save one of his own - Allura even though it was objectively an impossible suicide mission that would deliver their greatest weapon to the hands of the enemy. Didn’t matter, they had a person he cared about and is loyal to. Concrete people he knows and cares about are more important to him than abstract what-ifs and maybes. He loves his team, he believes in them, and he gives people the benefit of the doubt.

I think a pretty good argument for a Gryffindor primary could be made for Shiro too tbh, but at the end of it all I think people are more important to Shiro than principals.

For example, he put Pidge the person, Pidge and her needs, above the needs of Voltron, siding with her when she wanted to leave the team to search for her brother and Matt in season 1. What she wanted was more important to him than being able to form Voltron; the universe’s best hope against the Galra.

He also surrendered straight away when Sendak threatened Lance, allowing Sendak access to the castle.

In summation, Shiro is fair and he is loyal to people. People are more important to him than right and wrong.

For the secondary, with a motto like ‘patience yields focus’ it had to be Hufflepuff again. He invests himself in the world through service and support. He is a hard worker, dedicated, consistent, and reliable. In the second episode he’s the one egging everyone on to train seriously, and the only one who manages to land his Lion without crashing into the ground or pulling up way too early. He takes extra time to train and strengthen his bond with his Lion when everyone else gets to go on a field trip to the mall.

Shiro toils for the universe, and for his team.

He inspires feeling of safety and trust in his team, and that’s why they follow him. It’s a big contrast to how Keith would inspire his team as a hypothetical leader (which can be read below).

Overall verdict: HUFFLEPUFF


Keith:

Gryffindor Primary and Gryffindor secondary.

He was the easiest to peg. His motivations, his values, and the way he frames the world is intuitive and felt. What he feels is right and wrong come to him intrinsically, and staying true to his felt code is important to him.

In the episode where he yells at Pidge that she’s being selfish for wanting to leave Voltron to find her family? That’s his innate gut response telling him that she’s wrong for wanting to leave, and because it’s so at odds with what he thinks is right, he just doesn’t get it so he lashes out. How could she possibly leave when they need to make Voltron to save the world? What could be more important than that? To Keith, nothing.

Another example is when gives up finding out about his knife and his mom in order to be there for his team. He does what he feels is right, at the expense of what he wants more than anything; to find out about his past. He isn’t willing to compromise his principals to achieve this goal.

He even suggests that maybe rescuing Allura in season 1 isn’t such a great idea because it could potentially deliver the universe’s greatest hope to their enemies’ hands thus destroying the world. That is pretty cold, (ice cold even) but he says it anyway because not saying it would be worse. Not saying it wouldn’t be keeping in line with what he feels in right and Gryffindors are all about following their intrinsic moral compass.

He is intuitive, and steadfast in his morality, giving him his Gryffindor primary. (Not saying he is super morally correct or anything, just that this is how he feels about his morality). 

As for his secondary, that’s Gryffindor too (to no one’s surprise I think?) He faces his problems head on and acts. He doesn’t subvert, cajole, or negotiate. He is willing to take a hit for what he believes in, he’s brutally honest, and genuine, and I think that this will help him lead the team in Shiro’s absence during season 3; that level of genuineness is inspiring.

Some examples of Keith acting like a Griffindor: He attacked Zarkon alone even though Coran told him not to. He saw the problem; he attacked it head on - no holds barred. He rigged up a bunch of explosives and broke into the Garrison to rescue Shiro, I mean, this kids has balls. He probably got kicked out of the Garrison in the first place for kicking up a fuss about Shiro’s disappearance (which Pidge did too, but her motivations were different, which I’ll explain in her part). I bet he had a problem with what the Garrison was reporting and he probably met the problem head on a little aggressively which resulted in his getting kicked out. At least, this is what I shall headcannon until the show shows me otherwise.  

Gryffindors have a way of believing their version of reality and righteousness so hard that it shifts the worldview of the people around them - verbatim from the sorting hat chat’s page, and I think that sums up Keith nicely. He is unbendable in his faith and righteousness and I think in time the team won’t be able to help but respond to that.

Overall verdict: GRIFFINDOR

 We all saw that coming. 

Lance:

Lance is a tricky bastard, I feel like there’s a lot going on under the surface that he conceals behind a flirty, irreverent façade, but here’s my 2 cents:

Primary Ravenclaw and Secondary Slytherin

Hear me out!

It was easy to decide Lance’s secondary, and more difficult to decide his primary.

I think Ravenclaw for a primary because that is the constructed system. They create, modify, and outright adopt systems that give them frames and guidance for interacting with the world, and I think Lance has done this. According to the sorting hat chat page - They value truth. They want to find the correct, best way to look at the world and to interact with morality and the people around them. The systems can vary widely, and their inspiration can be taken from many sources. For Lance, I’m imagining his is based largely on his family’s morality. He values togetherness and friendship and companionship, things you would expect coming from a large family, but he also has this idea of heroism stuck in his brain. He desperately wants to be like Keith, but their reasons for doing things are just inherently different.  

Lance is fighting the Galra because he has decided that it is the right thing to do according to the moral system he has created. I don’t think it’s out of loyalty and obligation like Shiro, or an innate moral compass like Keith, I think he’s constructed his belief system based on evidence and information available to him, and on the system imparted to him by his family, and saving the world by flying a blue robot is just one thing that falls within his constructed purview. He sees that objectively Galra are bad, and that he needs to protect earth and the universe, so that’s what he does. Fighting in the war is a lot more of a personal decision for Keith, Pidge and Shiro. Pidge wants her family, Shiro was taken prisoner for a year, and Keith spent a year looking for Blue in the desert. Lance doesn’t really have as much of a reason for being there as the others so I think the driving force, or rather is motivation for being there is pinned up by his constructed framework. 

I think he could be given different data about the world that could possibly convince him to change his beliefs. (Not super drastically change as in side with the Galra, change as in realize that he doesn’t have to measure himself and his achievements against Keith’s or that he isn’t the 7th wheel).

In contrast, that sort of framework shift would never happen with Keith because his framework/system is innate, and to Shiro is doesn’t matter what he believes because he’ll do what’s best for people always; that is his system.  

Lance’s constructed system resembles Gryffindor quite a bit with the confident swagger and forced heroism, and but he is more willing to push boundaries which is probably why him and Keith argue and butt heads so much. Look at Lance bending the rules to take the alien chick he was flirting with on a ride on Blue? To Keith, his morality is mostly black and white. He feels right and wrong in his bones, whereas Lance is more willing to push boundaries and Keith just doesn’t get it so they argue. On the other hand, when they’re on the same page they work really well together.  

Whew. That was hard to articulate, hope it made sense? 

For his secondary, Slytherin because that is the secondary of constant change. Lance is adaptable and resourceful. He goes with the flow and takes advantage of opportunities when they come. Slytherin secondaries are good at spotting unexpected opportunities and rapidly shifting their aim and approach in order to snatch up the possibilities in front of them, and that’s exactly what Lance did when him and Keith were in the Balmera and he stopped Keith from running in guns blazing. He thought of a more clever plan twice that episode, closing the hangar instead of destroying the ships and teaming up with Keith to take out the soldiers by drawing their fire to himself to protect the Balmera while Keith went in for the kill. You also see his resourcefulness and flexibility when he and Hunk were stuck on the mermaid planet. Same in the first episode where he just rolls with the punches with Pidge when they run in to save Shiro. 

Something else about Lance: he presents the face he wants the world to see, singing a different tune as the situation requires, code-switching with ease. In contrast, Keith and Shiro can’t really be anything other than themselves. Lance hardly ever let’s all the artifice go to just be himself because that would leave him vulnerable, but I think we got a see a hint of his neutral state when he opened up a little about his insecurities at the end of S2.

When he and Keith are arguing, Keith is being genuine, he isn’t being anything other than himself, the way he said ‘but I cradled you in my arms!’ is painfully honest and genuine. Lance on the other hand is never just himself during those same interactions. He’s protecting himself and reacting defensively to the environment with layers of charm and contrivance. He’s sort of like a social chameleon, sampling the social climate before calibrating his responces (even though some of his chosen responses are pretty douchy *cough* flirting outrageously *cough* bickering with Keith *cough*)  Lance only lets you see what he wants you to, and I think requires trust before he is willing to properly open up.

Verdict: Gosh, I guess if I had to choose I’d put him in SLYTHERIN?? 

He’d make such a slick super charming Slytherin, and he is pretty super ambitious. Makes him a perfect foil to Keith’s Griffindor, they could still be rivals at Hogwarts haha. Lance’s adaptability and resourcefulness are his greatest strengths and that comes from Slytherin, plus a lot of what he does is driven by fierce ambition so let’s go with that.  

Pidge:

Slytherin Primary and Ravenclaw secondary

Pidge is intimidating yo.

Slytherin primary because she believes in taking care of her own. You see this when she was willing to leave Voltron, last hope for the Universe, to go find her bother and dad. She doesn’t feel guilty for valuing their lives over everyone else’s because they’re hers. It feels wrong to her to abandon them, her people, even if it would mean helping the universe. 

Fundamental difference between her and Keith; Keith would sacrifice someone for the greater good and not feel guilty about it because it was the right thing to do. If he saved someone he loved at the expense of the greater good, he would feel hella guilty. Pidge is the opposite. She would feel guilty af about sacrificing a loved one for the greater good, and she would struggle to even make such a decision because she is fiercely loyal to people she considers hers. Not prioritizing her brother and dad feels selfish, like giving into social pressures instead of standing up for what matters to her.

I think she’s only able to stay after the Castle incident because she adopts the Voltron team as hers as well so she feels like she needs to protect them too, just as much as she wants to save and protect her brother and dad, plus the team would like to save her brother and dad if possible so she hasn’t had to complete give up on finding them, it just isn’t taking center stage anymore. Now it would have been interesting to see what decision she would make if staying with Voltron meant that she would certainly not find her brother and dad…

For her secondary, Ravenclaw (duh haha). She is dedicated to knowledge and facts. She researches, she plans, she prepares. In the comics look at how she defeated all her teammates by doing research on all their weaknesses. She is hungry for knowledge and super skilled with tech. Yeah, this doesn’t need much more of an explanation I think. We can all agree.

Verdict: RAVENCLAW! 

Why? Because the way Pidge does things permeates every aspect of her life. She lives and breathes information and technology, and she would really flourish in an environment that encourages learning! I feel her secondary is just a larger part of who she is compared to her primary, it sort of defines her. Plus Slytherin Pidge would just be terrifying haha

Hunk:

Ahh, lovely beautiful soul Hunk.

Hufflepuff primary and Ravenclaw secondary.

Hufflepuff Primary like Shiro because he values loyalty, people, and fairness. He just cares so much about everyone and doesn’t want anyone to get hurt. You can see it in the way he went back to the Balmera planet to save Shay’s people. His reasons for fighting are to protect people, of course it’s the right thing to do but that isn’t what he’s fussed about. His motivations are rooted firmly in reality and he doesn’t need to think about right or wrong, he sees people in danger and he protects them because they’re people. He and Shiro have this in common. 

Hunk and Lance are the two in the group with the least personal investment in their world saving ventures, and the way each of them are motivated are interesting to contrast. Lance has constructed this framework where he is a dashing hero off to save the world from evil, while Hunk just wants to do what’s best for everyone, and he is fiercely loyal to his team. This really fits together nicely with the fact that he’s the defensive pallidan. Someone give him a hug and a biscuit.  

For his secondary, Ravenclaw. He has this in common with Pidge except instead of being dedicated to knowledge and facts, he is dedicated to tools and skills. He likes food, so he knows everything there is to know about eating and preparing food. He’s an engineer with the skills to build and invent vitally useful things, and so that is what he does to solve his problems. He isn’t a rush into things gun-blazing sort of guy like Keith, and he isn’t a resourceful go-with-the-flow guy like Lance. Not saying he isn’t a hardworker, but he doesn’t toil like Shiro. He thinks and plans and builds and collects knowledge like Pidge. 

Verdict: Could really go either way, flip a coin, but I’m gonna go with RAVENCLAW! 

Him and Pidge can be buddies. Although Hufflepuff common room is close to the kitchens… hmmmm… He’d be a hat stall for sure because I really like the idea of seeing Hunk in either house! Maybe Hufflepuff would be more healthy for him because he’d get support there for his anxiety and he seems like an affectionate guy…  I dunno, reader you decide that one :) 

So there you have it, some thoughts and ideas I had. Feel free to argue with me about this, totally cool with being convinced otherwise if you think I’m overlooking something or got someone totally wrong. 

Bye!

Things I want before s4 finishes / Skam ends;

• Just give me that Noorhelm closer tbh, what’s up?
• Linns sexuality to be revealed. Important!
• What’s the story with Elias getting drunk? I need to know.
• Yousana, is their relationship forever gonna be her stalking ballon squad (mostly Yousef) from a corner and him throwing grass at her?
• More Evak, honestly.
• Eskild too. Make him and ballon squad like bffs tbh.
• More ballon squad. Especially Mutta, Adam and Mikael because baes.
• Whay have PChris been up to tho? I wanna know.
• Can we get like a 5 years later where we get everyone’s life after school and jobs and ish, hell, make it 10 years later for all I care. I wanna see how their future turns out.
• No more sad Sana, enough with that.
• More Jonas, Mahdi and Magnus.
• Jonas and Eskild having a stand off on who’s the best guru.
• More Eskild the Guru.
• Some more best bud moments.
• More benches¿ Maybe some carrots.
• Or just another scene with Yousana and carrot pealing.
• ^ if that ain’t their first date I’ll sue.
• a season 5.

anonymous asked:

i just wanted to say that Lou's character is one of my top favorites!! i completely adore her and would tbh just want a person like her in my life, bc in my opinion she's amazing. so strong, full of care and just.. truly amazing.

omg ;____; first of all thank you and also SAME i think we all need a lou lmao

but really like this means so much to me because i didn’t know what to do with her character for the longest time and i felt like she didn’t have any agency and just put up with santi’s shit without having her own personality, and now i feel a lot more comfortable with her as i’ve figured out her story and tbh it’s based on even more personal experiences of mine than santi’s is, like i’m realizing just how much of myself is in lou and how her current self is the person i aspire to be. wow this is too deep i ate too much sushi now i have to lie down

anonymous asked:

Tbh I hope we get a spin-off of Uma & her pirate crew. I never really cared much for the rotten four (also they refuse to make the characters grow even more! I needed more jay) & dislike the way Mal stole Ben from Audrey & it was painted in a good way. Uma & the pirate crew stole the show and I am totally her for them

I feel the same way! I don’t really like Mal and I would have liked descendants 2 to focus more on jay and carlos, but we got all about Mal’s tantrum, that to me was very egotistic of her…
I was very excited for the pirates, but we got like 3 scenes?! And Gil spoke like two times!
Their characters could have been more explored, they had so much potential to create a good story! Instead they preferred to concentrate on Mal and her pointless problems…
I really hope too that they they make like a spin-off or something about the pirate crew and how they felt when they were left on the isle, and also about the relationship between harry-uma (gil too) and how they became so close

My dear fannibals who love tentacles: do you have a moment to talk about The Fisherman’s Dream?

This wonderful fic is one of my favorites in this fandom

Basically the story features a sea monster with many many sexy tentacles (aka Hannibal), who’s eating people from the village, and Will Graham of all people decides to investigate. You can imagine what happens, right? But this is not your average everyday tentacle porn, this is… advanced tentacle porn. This fic is so good that I didn’t even get impatient waiting for the tentacle fucking :D

Get ready for an incredible amount of cute and finding adorable quotes like “Will turned away from the edge…only to see an alarmingly large wave come out of seemingly nowhere to splash and drench him entirely. Hannibal was an utter child.” I mean, I almost died reading this because too adorable *sobs*

I love this fic because: amazing characterization, interesting plot and worldbuilding, very hot smut, lots of fluff and everything is described so well you can actually see the whole scene and details in your mind. And what I love the most is that even though everyone knows they’ll fuck a lot and be together, things probably won’t be exactly the way you expect in this fic. I mean, even I who know lots of spoilers still get surprised sometimes. Which I love.

There is even this amazing art dedicated to it, which makes everything even better *dies*

This is still a WIP but there are already 8 chapters full of awesomeness and there will be 5 more!!!! And luckily for us, @yggdrastiles updates regularly every week (Fisherman Fridays) :D (i need to be more like her tbh). And chapter 9 will be published later today! Then I’ll spend the next four weeks trying to figure out what to do with my life when this fic ends.

If you love tentacles, you’re gonna love this. If you don’t care about tentacles, I’d advise you to give it a try because the whole fic is so good. (but if tentacles trigger you, please do not read. @yggdrastiles has many other great fics you may like that don’t involve tentacles).

In any case, this is my favorite tentacle fic. If you like it, please leave kudos and nice comments to my wonderful friend. She’s always been a great writer but she’s been only getting better and better and I’m so proud of her! 

Read The Fisherman’s Dream on AO3.

rorysummersblog-deactivated2017  asked:

Okay, I have this weird headcanon that in an alternate universe where Sunnydale isn't destroyed Willow becomes the new principal of Sunnydale High; Xander a teacher, and Buffy the guidance counselor. Willow because I think she's actually a really good leader, Xander because he's really good with kids (thinking back to Halloween), and Buffy, despite what the fandom thinks, can actually be very caring, sympathetic, observant, and a good listener/advisor (when she's not so overwhelmed!)

OH, MY. GOD. i’m so into this alkajsdfbn;dsgk

willow protecting the school with her powers. all the kids respect and look up to her (not to mention all the precious bby wlw who have crushes on her) but they’re also appropriately scared of her because…even they don’t know exactly what she’s capable of, they know it’s best not to piss her off.

xander teaching history because, hey, it turns out he’s a pretty good storyteller, and if he thinks of history as a story he can actually remember all the dates and stuff. plus, when he’s got buffy cluing him into all the supernatural parts of history that historians have explained away and rationalized, he finds everything so much more interesting. and so do his students.
imagine him paying special attention and giving extra care to the kids he sees himself in, too. the poor and the abused and the bullied. they all feel like they have an adult to talk to because of xander.

and buffy! buffy being able to help the students with their ‘normal’ high school problems and the supernatural crises. the kids like that she’s such a good listener, but they also try to get her talking about herself a lot because they know she’s a badass and they want to hear about some of her deadlier conquests.
buffy inspiring little boys and girls to stand up for themselves and to be better, more caring people in general. buffy leading by compassionate example. buffy leading a fashion revolution at sunnydale high as all the little ones who look up to her try to emulate her style of dress.

this is perfect tbh.

sleepover weekend