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Jaal’s first “oh, damn” moment came during the initial excursions on Havarl. He, Vetra, and Gemma had been slogging through some dense plant growth for hours when he spotted a shortcut from his childhood. It involved a lot of climbing, and Vetra gave him a (gentle) hard time about it, but what Jaal remembers is Gemma staring up the incline, a little frown on her still-strange face. When he asked her what she was doing, she said “I’m trying to figure out if I can do it in four boosts, or three”. Then she grinned at him, and said “I bet three,” and took off. He watched her jet to the first outcropping of rock, catch it, and leverage herself up, and then keep going. 

She made it in three, and laughed when she reached the top. 

He lost his handhold just before he reached her, the rock crumbling under his hand, but Gemma was already there, so fast he never even knew she had moved, and she had her hand locked around his wrist before he could yell for help. And to this day, he remembers the jolt that went through him at the contact, and how her grip did not falter – and how bright her eyes were as she pulled him up. Oh, he thought. This feels familiar. 

No, he added, only to himself, when Gemma – this alien woman – grinned up at him, this feels good. 

***

Gemma’s moment came later; it was seeing him on Aya, after they rescued the Moshae. She found him on a balcony, looking out over a forest so green it hurt her eyes. For the first time since she woke up, she had a moment to pause, and breathe, and not worry about getting attacked, and she was happy to just bask in the sunlight and the rustle of wind through the leaves with a friend. 

She would have been content to stay quiet – Jaal didn’t owe her conversation after all her prodding back on the Tempest and in the Nomad – but he started pointing out the farms where he had worked as a teenager, his favorite place to watch the sunset, the races he and his siblings used to run near that river to the west – and she felt every knot in her spine coming undone. 

He spoke with so much love for everything around him, and Gemma was so tired and lonely and hating being either of those things that she started crying. She’d always been one for a good stress-relief cry, but this was exhaustion, and longing for home, and grief, and the pressure of knowing everything depended on her. 

She tried to keep quiet about it – not really good diplomacy to start bawling in public, especially if you were the damn Pathfinder – but when Jaal noticed, he just put his arm around her shoulders and told her no one would shame her for this, of all things. 

Gemma tried to make a joke – cover my back for a few minutes till I stop looking like a boiled tomato, okay? – but he was looking at her so sincerely, so gently, that she just nodded and maybe – maybe – leaned into him a little. Jaal was alien, half his people wanted to kill her, and she didn’t really blame them – but he was warm, and solid, and he didn’t let go till her tears were done. 

laskulls  asked:

I have a question for Darren! If you could hang out with a friend where would you choose to have a fun day? Would you ever like to go out on the town in Orlais and have coffee with a friend? Or do you prefer the great outdoors, maybe go hiking or horseback riding?

Darren: Where would we hang out…? Well, it’s kind of silly, but I really like getting away from places with a lot of people sometimes. Going to rivers, swimming, skipping stones… [laughs nervously] kind of lame, huh? I’ve actually never ridden a horse before, so I should probably learn that at some point, but that sounds like it would be a lot of fun too! 

Although… I’d like to see Orlais, even if I might not enjoy staying there for long. Even Skyhold feels enormous to me, but if I was in Val Royeaux with a friend it would probably be okay. I think. I don’t know. But I’m always happy to try something at least once! That’s been the best part of joining the Inquisition - experiencing all these new things. If we were both feeling adventurous, I’d love to take a friend along and just do something new for both of us.

anonymous asked:

So this isn't a question it's more a statement. Today at lunch one of my guy friends looked me dead in the eye for no reason and said, "Shanks is a dad, but Law is a daddy."

I literally just woke up from a nap to check on all my tumblrs and this is by far one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in my entire life.

although

[law voice] I’m not ready to be a father

anonymous asked:

((I get frustrated with the shipping AND oversexualization of randl on here. I like the cute and dorky dads randl and no body else seems to.. I feel like I'm surrounded by people who either watch to ogle them or to dwell on the ""gay"" moments (I.e. men displaying friendship, which is sometimes foreign to Tumblr bc we expect straight men to be no-homo all the time) rather than people who enjoy them for the content randl consciously create. It makes me sad))

+ ((like hardly anybody here likes forest patrol!! It was great!!! I want more randl cartoons but no one else here would!! :[ ))

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Bitterly divided over rhink orientation……

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seekingoutfriday replied to your post “Personally I think people are misinterpreting the choice to feature…”

It was a business decision, and not about Buffy. Which really sucks. For one of the most feminist (but not perfect) shows out there, it’s still gotta be about the male love interests.

anonymous asked:

I have a headcanon that the homesteaders will regularly just randomly yank Connor from whatever he's doing and just give him food and some warm tea. He tries the whole "I really don't have time, I'm very busy" thing and they have NONE of it, he needs CARE a proper nutrition. He secretly likes that they care so much.

That’s so cute! he is such a sweet guy, he deserves to be happy.

chimpannez replied to your post “Aaaaarrrrgggghhhg”

I say go do your workout. As Elle Woods says “Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy, happy people don’t shoot their husbands!” (But seriously, I almost never regret a workout - eat a granola bar when you get back, do a quick body rinse and throw in some dry shampoo, you got this).

bwahaha. this is excellent advice. especially as of late. I did end up doing the workout yesterday. I got home 9 minutes before MD had to leave so I chose shower, remembering that I had breakfast sandwiches in the freezer. High five to past me! 

anonymous asked:

So it seems pretty much everyone is freaking out that Even will never get a season since he is graduating, but I really don't think that is the case. I mean if Julie does want to do an Even season it could easily be about his summer or his first year of college or a million other possible ideas. Yes so far they have all been at Nissen but only a part of the show is in school and if Julie feels creatively about an Even season she could do it however she wants, so I don't think people should freak

Yeah, I think we just don’t know what the future holds! Something that strikes me about watching Skam is it’s a lot more flexible than what I’m used to, as well as a lot more reactive. I think Julie Andem does like surprising people too so you especially never know. ;)

(I do think six potential seasons is already a big undertaking and I wouldn’t necessarily expect it to keep expanding but I’m a big fan of just taking this chill.)

prideling  asked:

What, if anything, did Gemma think of Eliza Shepard? Did it change at all as the years went by and the news reports got more confusing, did she ever believe what the Alliance had to say about her? How would that change if they'd ever met and, if you are so inclined, what would Eliza think of Gemma?

Hoo, boy, here we go. :D 

Alex Ryder knew Eliza Shepard fairly well professionally; he met her shortly before Akuze, and advised against the disastrous meet-up with her birth parents, but they didn’t get along well. He respected her a great deal – she’s driven, talented, charismatic in her cold way, and an excellent leader – but he also feels that she had a leg up on a lot of other officer and ICT candidates because of her connections to David Anderson and Steven Hackett, both of whom were close friends (and, in one case, a former lover) of Hannah Shepard. Her work speaks for itself, but there’s something about her he just can’t stand. 

His opinion of her is not improved when she returns to active duty and starts ICT. She’s angry – betrayed, vicious, almost ruthless – and as an advisor to the N7 program, Alec thinks she should have been screened more effectively before an invitation was extended to her. He has no complaints about her work, but he doesn’t think she belongs in the Alliance. 

(For the record, Alec also argues against her particular N6 assignment, which he feels will shatter her even more. He’s completely right.)

Then there’s the matter of her becoming a Spectre, something he sees as yet another gift (granted, he’s bitter as hell for what’s happened in his career), and by the time Eliza Shepard is off fighting Sovereign, his bitterness and dislike for her has filtered down to his kids. 

Gemma only met Eliza once, when Scott joined ICT and Eliza was getting her N7 designation, and she did her best to be polite and kind while still being loyal to her dad, but Eliza was so mentally fucked at that point that she barely registered Gemma’s existence. Gemma was hurt, Scott was furious, and that was the end of any potential friendship. 

The Ryders don’t believe the crap that Sovereign was just a geth ship, but they don’t really speak up about it, because they’re busy with the Initiative, and because they have no interest in supporting someone like Eliza Shepard. 

Then Eliza died, and Gemma forgot about her completely. 

*** 

If Eliza had been slightly more with it when she met Gemma, she would have been impressed by Gemma’s physical presence, and probably warmed up to her over time, but she wouldn’t have trusted her. Someone that nice, all the time, must have an agenda. The fact that Gemma would just want to be friendly, no ulterior motive involved, would never have crossed Eliza’s mind. 

anonymous asked:

Hi, sorry this is random, but I just wanted to stop and say how awesome I think you are. I followed you on tumblr like a year ago or something like that and I'm just constantly amazed by how sweet and supportive and positive you are when commenting on people's art or their writing. Whenever I see you post something it really brightens my day, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I saw that you've kind of been having a rough time recently and I just wanted remind you that you're really cool :)

!!!!!!  ;A; ANON <33

Thank you so much for following <33 ;-; this is so nice aaaa thank you so much for your kind words!!!  I’m doing a lot better actually, today has been the brightest it has been in a few weeks :3

I think you’re SUPER cool, anon!!  This put such a big smile on my face, thank you for that ;-; <333

(honestly I only squeal that much because the content creators are freaking phenomenal and have me clutching my chest time after time so SHOUT-OUTS TO THOSE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE YO)

zeldamaniac44  asked:

I was gonna say Riza because of your icon, but honestly I think you remind me more of Rebecca Catalina :3

Oooooooh I never thought of Rebecca! I love her so much aldjflsdf. A while back I was trying to think of characters I might look like, and realized that I might have a look that’s a little similar to her too :O

She’s so bubbly and nice and ahhhhhh thank you! <3 <3