that i can no longer participate in

hey so i found out that not a bunch of people knew about this handy thing

but you can post anonymously on AO3!!! here’s how it works:

  • post it under this collection
  • everyone sees this work under “Anonymous” but you see your own work as “Anonymous [Your Username]”
  • the fic is STILL connected to your account, but nobody can trace it back to you + you still get comments in your inbox!
  • “is it like “Orphan”? 
  • nope! it’s not! the difference is when you Orphan a work, it’s no longer connected to your account and you can’t get alerts/comments.
  • “can I de-anon my work?”
  • yes you can! you can de-anon your work any time you want. all you have to do is remove your work from the anonymous collection!

if you are shy about posting, or scared of having a work connected back to your account, or even participating in an anon fest, this is PERFECT!

I think one of the worst things you can do to somebody is end a relationship with them and never give a reason why.
Every relationship is a partnership involving two willing participants… and if one person is no longer willing to be in the relationship that is, unfortunately, the end of the relationship… But don’t ever leave without giving a reason why. You were adult enough to enter into the relationship and enjoy all the benefits that went along with it whilst it suited you – the least you can do is offer an explanation as to why you don’t want to stick around.
Not telling someone the reasons why is cruel… it makes them feel as though it’s their fault you left – and perhaps it is – but they at least deserve to know what it was they did wrong so they can learn from it. Not telling someone why you’re leaving does nothing but hurt them not only at the time… but causes them ongoing pain and confusion with no hope of closure. It’s time to grow up. If you’re mature enough to be in a romantic relationship – you’re mature enough to have an adult conversation about why you’re ending it.
things my shakespeare professor said over the past semester

“toni morrison did not develop the career she has because she spent her time in drug-fueled orgies.” EDIT: my friend reminded me that our prof said orgies, not threesomes, and that the following sentence was “no, she spent her time at her desk producing very fine novels.”

(about acting in shakespeare) “this is not the golden globes or whatever, if you’re not white, you can still participate.”

“many important things are discovered on the way to the restroom.”

(what sonnets mean) “please sleep with me”, “i wish i could be with you so we could get it on, but you’re far away and we can’t so all i can send you is a dumb poem”

“juliet is a very smart chick.”

(a few vague threats) “oh, i laugh, but people cried.” “i will cut you.” “when i am sardonic, you will feel bad.”

(about the histories) “it’s mentally easy if you see it all as game of thrones.”

“the plantagenets were no longer in charge, which was good, because they were bitches.”

(about richard III being obsessed with anne) “i’m not just some horny dude that wants to sleep with you, it’s just that you’re so hot that i had to mow down everyone else in my way to get to you.”

“what’s the fun of throwing a party if you don’t not invite people?”

“you fuck with my kids, your kids are going in a pie.”

“the people who are in love [in comedies] are usually young, dumb, and boring.”

“comedies begin in shit places- if the play opens and the sky is falling, you’re in a comedy.”

(about ephesus in the comedy of errors) “everyone’s a witch here, let’s just bail.”

“henry VIII breaks with the roman church and fucking destroys every monastery in sight.”

“henry V started off as a party-going, panty-chasing loser.”

(about hamlet’s entrance in I.ii) “it’s always fun to arrive late to the party, it does imply that you have a fascinating social life.”

“conspiracies are erotic.”

“art, am i right?”

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I’m gonna deconstruct this scene because I’ve been thinking about it ALL DAY and what the hell, I’ve got time. This clip demonstrates what I love most about Taika Waititi’s filmmaking and it shows off Chris and Tom’s chemistry in the fiercest way. It’s hilarious, sweet, bittersweet, surprising, and poignant.

1) “Loki, I thought the world of you.” 

Even though there was an instinctive part of me that screamed, “OK, WELL, YOUR ACTIONS TOLD A DIFFERENT STORY, THOR” due to residual bitterness over what a dickbag Thor was in the first film, I’m 1,000% here for this line. I’m proud of how much Thor has matured, thrilled that these two are actually talking to each other, and happy that Loki’s hearing something he’s probably always wanted/needed to hear even though it’s bittersweet because Thor’s using the past tense.

Tom’s reaction here is SO GOOD. Just the tiniest shift in his eyebrows to indicate that Thor has Loki’s attention and he’s fucking locked in and hanging on to every word.

2) “I thought we were gonna fight side by side forever, but at the end of the day you’re you and I’m me.”

I know there was a minor (?) uproar over Chris’ comments that Thor will be “indifferent” to Loki in Ragnarok, but this scene seems to suggest a kind of acceptance rather than indifference. Maybe for the first time, Thor truly seems to have accepted that he and Loki are fundamentally different beings–and by extension, he’s accepting Loki’s nature. Yes, part of that acceptance means letting go and moving on (note: I did not say giving up) and that’s sad, but realistic I think. How many fakeout deaths and stabbings can a person be expected to withstand? “You’re you” is a significant break in pattern for Thor and Loki appears genuinely taken aback by it.

“You’re you” is a huge deal because to me, the brothers’ central conflict has always boiled down to the fact that Loki isn’t Thor (thanks, Odin, for exacerbating this tension). For Loki, that fact is a source of self-loathing and resentment, something that he can act out against and, as Tom has often said, define himself in opposition to.

By the same token I think it’s become clearer that what Loki thinks of Thor matters to Thor. For an older sibling, having a younger sibling who looks up to you and wants to be like you is perhaps one of the biggest indicators that you’re a good–dare I say worthy–person. Ever since Loki let go of Gungnir Thor has struggled to make sense of Loki’s rejection, to define himself without the security of having his brother by his side. With that in mind I’ve always seen Thor’s past attempts to bring Loki back to the “good” side as heartfelt and genuine, but also somewhat ego-driven and shortsighted because it came at the expense of Loki’s autonomy and self-identification.

Cut to now. By acknowledging that he and Loki are each their own person, Thor’s relieving Loki of the pressure and expectation to be anyone other than himself. In a way that’s a gift, but it’s also terribly sad because it’s accompanied by loss for both of them. Which brings me to:

3) “I dunno, maybe there’s still good in you but let’s be honest: our paths diverged a long time ago.”

It’s in this moment that Loki really seems to realize where this conversation is headed. And he doesn’t like it.

We know Loki lives to test Thor. It’s his (super dysfunctional and unhealthy) way of making sure Thor still cares about him. In The Dark World, Loki tests Thor’s assertions that he doesn’t trust him and has lost hope for him by … getting himself impaled. Yeah, “dying” was also his “get out of jail free, usurp the throne” card, but it’s not insignificant that he calls Thor’s bluff in the process. 

4) “Yeah. It’s probably for the best that we never see each other again.”

Speaking of calling Thor’s bluff, I think Loki–because he’s a smart little fucker–says this in order to get ahead of the conversation. He knows what’s coming, so he pulls the classic “I’ll reject you before you reject me” move. But I don’t think he means it. It’s more likely that he’s trying to balance the scales so he’s not on the utter losing side of this conversation. And honestly? Deep down I doubt he can bear to hear Thor say it and by proactively agreeing with him he’s holding out hope that Thor will pull a “JK!” and change his mind.

5) “That’s what you always wanted.”

OMG THOR HAS GOTTEN SO SMART. I mean, I guess it’s within the realm of possibility that Thor is still really dumb about Loki’s feelings/motivations, but personally it’s more fun and satisfying to think he sees Loki’s test and raises him an even bigger one.

Loki’s face is so sad-funny. His plan backfired, he’s panicking a little, but he’s got to save face and play it cool, and he’s also legit sad because he knows this outcome is the culmination of his past actions and he did his part in paving this road for both of them. And at the end of the day he’s still the younger brother who doesn’t want to appear weak, so he’s doing his best to match Thor’s tone and attitude.

The moment when Loki lifts his chin and gives a little nod is a dead giveaway; never seeing Thor again is the opposite of what he wants, but he’s prepared to accept that it’s too late for anything else. It’s SO far from an apology, but for Loki it’s about the most mature thing we’ve seen him do.

The fact that for once they’re not arguing with each other is what made me tear up. It’s like they both know they should’ve had this conversation years ago, when it could have made all the difference, but at the same time they know that moment has passed. THIS IS FUCKING TRAGIC.

(If I wrote this movie, this would be the moment where they both dissolve into tears, fall on the floor, and cry-hug it out, which is why I write poetry and not screenplays.)

6) “Hey, let’s do Get Help.”

This was the beginning of the death of me, I will never be the same. I laughed so hard. On the surface this whole exchange may seem like just a gag–and it IS funny as hell–but I feel like it’s working on so many levels and reveals something deeper about Thor and Loki’s bond.

First of all, if you’re me, everything that preceded this moment was really uncomfortable and sad and almost unbearable to witness so I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that Thor and Loki were feeling some of that too.

What I love about this transition is that Thor immediately cuts through the tension, probably to put both of them at ease and bring them back into the more familiar territory of their rapid-fire banter. Loki seems a bit surprised but relieved.

IMO, this brief exchange of dialogue does more to convey Loki and Thor’s bond and establish their history than anything we’ve been shown in the previous films (not counting that deleted scene from the first movie). I thought it was really poignant to see them revert to/rely upon something from their distant past. You can tell this is an argument they’ve had a zillion times before. You can tell from the stunt itself that it’s something they’ve had many opportunities to perfect. 

Even though Loki is reluctant to participate, he does, because he still craves inclusion and acceptance. Even though Thor is no longer quite as overbearing and arrogant as he once was, he regresses into that role so that he can get his younger brother back for just a moment. It’s like they’re consoling themselves without admitting that they want to be consoled. And yeah, on a practical note they also need to find a way off of Sakaar.

In conclusion, they’ve both just conceded that their relationship has reached an impasse with no real way forward, yet in the immediate aftermath of this supposed acceptance they choose to revert to an older dynamic that reflects presumably happier times. They don’t want to quit each other. This is fine. It’s fine. I’m not crying. I love them. The end.

I’m deep in my feels right now and probably projecting a lot (HI, HELLO, I HAVE A TROUBLED YOUNGER BROTHER, I’VE NEVER USED HIM AS A PROJECTILE BUT I UNDERSTAND THE IMPULSE), but even without having seen this scene in the full context of the film, it’s my favorite Thor/Loki moment to date. It’s what I’ve always wanted. It actually brings “We were raised together, we played together, we fought together” to life in a meaningful way, whereas in The Avengers I felt like those were just words.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading!

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Anyone who knows me from @artmemesarchive knows that I love them, so what better way to kick off this blog than with an art challenge! Also, despite this blog’s name, it’s not necessarily about first ones specifically!  Any old oc will do.  The difference can be from months to years, but the longer ago it was created the better the transformation!

For this challenge, paste an old drawing of the character in the box (can be traditional, scanned, photographed, digital, mspaint, whatever!) on the Original half, then fill out the form. Afterwards, update the character! Make them new! Draw a picture with your improved skills! Update their bio and information! Reflect on your improvement and changed tastes.

 I hope to see people participate!! If you do it, tag me @myfirstoc or put #myfirstoc in the tags of the post so I can see it and reblog it!

I hate the missapropriation of the concept of trolling.

Trolling: An American saying “the Beatles? I don’t know her” then watching as everyone who loves the Beatles gets mad. And its funny because: why are they mad that someone they don’t know doesn’t know the Beatles???And also it’s nearly impossible that you’re an American who has never even tangentially been exposed to them, so it’s easy to see it’s a joke because it’s–culturally–wild hyperbolic.

Not Trolling: “I’m going to directly antagonize a socioeconomically marginalized group! ” for the pure entertainment of seeing someone try to defend their own humanity and beg you to stop turning ‘hurting them’ into entertainment. Because you think other people’s trauma is amusing and you equate personal emotional disconnect directly to intellect/power/prestige as if such a thing is causation rather than correlation. Which ultimately creates a scenario in which the “troll” trolls for the objective purpose of fueling their own personal self worth with the ultimate goal of gaining ideological support from peers. (Aka: look how sad that person is, I am not sad, which makes me smart. If enough people see me being smart, that makes me cool. I like how being cool feels so I don’t care about what I sacrifice to achieve that)

Not the communal appreciation for comedic hyperbole of the Beatles joke.

Like.

One is a fun social joke that requires group participation. In which an aspect of the joke is that it probably takes someone a second look to see that you’re kidding. But even if it takes someone longer and they get really mad, when it’s revealed you knew who the Beatles were all along and you were just pretending to be obtuse in a hyperbolic way, they too can laugh at the joke.

The other is as close as you can get to group sociopathy. And also is less fun in general. And a bit sad for the person who receives their emotional support at the cost of demeaning others. But also it’s incredible damaging, as it normalizes negative sentiment towards whatever group is being attacked/disenfranchised/ belittled/hypersinplified/disregarded. And worse, most of these interactions (that older stronger people can brush off) can often be seen by children who have no defenses against certain concepts which is sad, and incredibly reckless.

anonymous asked:

Holy shit I love your analysis' of Jimin and Namjoon!! Would you mind doing one for Jungkook as well? I know a lot of people were confused as to why Namjoon put him in Ravenclaw over Gryffindor/Slytherin.

Hello~

It’s really weird for me that you guys actually care about and value my opinions  on this whole business so thank you so much for giving my ramblings the time of day omg

for those who are wondering about my thoughts on gryffindor!namjoon and slytherin!jimin here’s the links to those:

Namjoon as a Gryffindor || Jimin as a Slytherin


So like, I really. really. really. love the idea of Ravenclaw Jeon. (But listen… I used to be a hardcore Slytherin!Jeon person okay, so I understand your feels on this. I do.) 

 here goes nothing

Ravenclaw Jungkook confused a lot of people. And I really get it because Ravenclaw was so fucking shafted in the books. 

We had so many Gryffindors and Slytherins to relate to, and we had a fair share of badass Hufflepuffs (TONKS) to base our opinions off of. But there were only a few Ravenclaws that were given the time of day in the books, and only one of those was a major character. We had Luna, Trelawney, Lockehart, and Cho. Cho’s amazing character was wasted by JK – she was written with the personality of a dish rag and didn’t really get the spotlight she deserved. Trelawney was presented as a crazy old lady who sometimes ?? served a purpose. Lockehart was an idiot. All we really had was Luna.

But it wasn’t just the characters. Ravenclaw has a really weird reputation. Before I wrote this, I asked a bunch of my casual and hardcore HP fan friends to tell me the characteristics they associated with each house. And I got pretty much what I expected:

  • Gryffindor: Leaders, brave, courageous, brash, strong
  • Slytherin: Cunning, resourceful, calculating, perfectionists
  • Hufflepuff: Loyal, kind, hard-working, determination, cheerful
  • Ravenclaw: Smart…?? they are… smart people?? They do things…….smartly……

Like for real. Whenever I asked people what traits they associated with Ravenclaw, all anyone was ever able to tell me was that Ravenclaws were supposedly smart. And that’s got a lot to do with the fact that when the sorting hat sings off about all the houses, it lists all these great traits for the other houses, but when it comes to Ravenclaw it says this:

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.

And then the books go on to say that Ravenclaws are,

characterised by their wit, intelligence, and wisdom.

So maybe you’re like me, and I am REALLY guilty of this, but when I first read this in the books I kinda just thought these all meant the same thing. So maybe that’s where we got this idea that all Ravenclaws are good for are being smart.

But it wasn’t until I looked up the actual definition of each word that I realized these were all saying really different things:

Intelligence - the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.
Wit - a natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way to create humor.
Wisdom - the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.

^^^^this is just webster dictionary definitions here. The bolded words are the ones I want to focus on.

Skill. See – Ravenclaws are supposedly smart. But this doesn’t always have to mean BOOKSMART, and I think that’s where we had a lot of trouble with Jeon. No one is saying he is dumb or anything, but he’s no Namjoon.

Notable examples of this trait include Lockehart, who was pretty shitty at a lot of things, but had the street smarts enough to pass off his big whole scam for years and years, and was especially gifted in certain charms.

Then there’s Luna, who while shown to be really good at solving riddles, was also portrayed as really physically skilled. In Dumbledore’s Army, while being taught how to conjure a Patronus by Harry, Luna was the first to get it right. She was fourteen at the time, and was such a skilled witch that she was able to perform an incredibly difficult charm - that even adults had trouble with - after like…….mere minutes of teaching.

Does this sound like someone you know?? I’ll give you an example: Observe this VERY determined Hufflepuff not give up on his dreams and finally have all his hard work pay off… only for someone to come in and get it right almost instantly.

Or maybe… “Hey guys, this dance move you made up looks pretty cool – mind if I watch you do it like once and a half and then nail it instantly?”

And if you’re ever in doubt about just how skilled Jungkook is… remember that he turned down seven other agencies to join BigHit. That’s how many people were after him and recognized his talent. (This also ties in to my thoughts on the part about good judgement – Jungkook obviously saw a lot of potential in Namjoon and BigHit in general, so much so that he turned down tons of other companies to be there. He saw something a lot of other people did not… and it ended up being the best decision he ever made.)

But I think another really telling aspect of Jungkook’s Ravenclaw personality is that he isn’t always perfect at everything. He’s not always good at something right away – but that won’t stop him working really hard to get good

In Rookie King he was shown to be at the most pretty average at bowling. He wasn’t terrible, but he was about as good as you and I would be after playing a few rounds with a little luck. Well, Golden Maknae Jungkook could not stand to not be the best at something, so he mentions sometime later (13:10) that he’s hired a coach to teach him how to bowl…. and then just a few months later uploads a video of himself getting a strike like it’s no god damn big deal at all. And he looks pretty proud of himself too.

But all the major Ravenclaws were also shown time and time and time again as being a little…. scatterbrained. Luna, Lockehart, and Trelawney especially, and to an extent even Cho. And Jungkook is no exception. He’s… pretty gullible. And DEFINITELY scatterbrained.

But wit, intelligence, and wisdom are not the only three traits associated with Ravenclaw. There are a lot of other traits you may not really know about, because again – Ravenclaws were woefully under-represented in the series. There’s quite a few others listed for this house:

  • Creative
  • Individuality
  • Eccentric
  • Quirky
  • Jealousy/Envy
  • Competitive

So imma just go down the list because I’m really tired and I can’t made good word things rn

Creative

it’s no secret that Jungkook is a pretty talented artist. He’s a pretty damn good photographer too. (This will always be one of my favorite photos ever of Jimin – and Jungkook took it.) And he’s a talented lyricist as well. He’s an extremely good dancer and has a beautiful voice too – but you guys know this already.

Individuality

Take a look at how he expresses his individuality through his song covers.

Eccentric & Quirky

You guys thought the fact that Lockehart, Trelawney, and even heckin Luna were all in the same house was a coincidence? Ravenclaws are NOTORIOUS for being Extra™ . I’m not kidding! This is literally a personality trait of Ravenclaws that we overlook so often from these weirdos. And Jeon fuckin Jungkook invented the word eccentric:


you’d be here forever if i kept going so… you get the point. eccentric is jungkook’s middle name.

Jealousy/Envy

Jeonlous exists in this god forsaken fandom, and I ain’t gonna link it and open THAT can of worms, but if you’re feeling so inclined and care to enter the seventh circle of hell, feel free to look it up… but tread carefully.

Competitive

When I got the first ask about Ravenclaw Kook I had woken up at 3am and sleepily looked at my emails. I saw the ask and immediately had to jot down my ideas to keep for the next day, and all I managed to write in my sleep stupor was this

and then i promptly fell back asleep.

I was referring to this, and if you don’t feel bad for poor Jin in this situation I don’t know what to tell you. Jungkook is intensely competitive, even over small things like board games. He was so intent on winning that game that he literally assaulted someone five years his senior to sabotage them.

And then this is him trying to win a dance-off… doing the most, as usual.

And also?? He was literally banned from the gym because he was getting too buff. And look at him take out that guy in wrestling… and then demolish poor Jimin, the smallest member of BTS in arm wrestling when he could have… you know… let him win or something……

It’s a pretty well known meme within the fandom that Jungkook is competitive and always trying to outdo the others.



But when it comes down to it, Ravenclaws are still known for being smart, right? We can take all these other traits and apply them to Jeon but what about his brain?

He’s actually kinda smart. He is able to cover a song in perfect English even though he doesn’t speak the language all that well (but well enough to constantly correct others’ English and he’s good enough to tell you he’s really not all that interested in participating in English Time anyways)

And I mean…. he can outsmart the other members pretty well…………..


But I think one of the most important things to note about Jungkook being in Ravenclaw is to look at who sorted him, Namjoon: Namjoon himself gave Jungkook the nickname “Golden Maknae”. He is constantly saying that Jungkook can do anything, or watch this Jungkook can do this, or wow look at him go, or he’s so talented this and that. Is it really any surprise that Namjoon would put Jungkook in to a house known for being highly skilled when he believes no less of the kid?

Jungkook has some pretty Slytherin-like qualities – but tons of canon HP characters and the BTS members themselves have traits that are shared by all four houses. It’s just a matter of where he fits best.

I mean TL;DR, Jeon says it best himself:

gif credit: bwiskook

Jeff Atkins x Reader | Friendzone - (Part 1)

A/N: I thought I would post this first because I planned the plot in like 5 mins and currently having writers block for the 2 requested ones but I hope they will be up by next week. Enjoy, like and follow. Requests are not open until further notice. Much love. Send me feedback on what you think so far. Part 2 ? .xx

(Part 2) | (Part 3)

Originally posted by knightlley

Life is great when you know you have at least one loyal best friend. It’s better than having 10 okay friends. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to have entered my life and that was my best friend, Jeff Atkins.

We in actual fact met because of our parents since we’re both neighbours and was new to the neighbourhood at the time, Jeff’s parents had invited us over to his house for dinner. I was shy to speak to someone who was as handsome as Jeff, I wasn’t one to speak to boys in a hurry and where I came from was an all girls school. Knowing that I’m going to the same school as him also had given me the chills, who knows what’s in stored for me. Though that night Jeff had gotten me to show my bubbly and loud side - we had a lot in common.

Jeff introduced me to his friends which I was glad they were all easy to make conversations with but I didn’t believe they were being genuine about who they say they were.

Through time, I started to have feelings for Jeff as more than a friend. This really did scare me because I didn’t want to lose the friendship we had. Worst case scenario is me telling him that I love him and have been in love with him since the start, all he would say is nothing and probably laugh at me like everyone else.

I thought to myself that I should set my feelings for him aside and just worry about our friendship. Problem is that he has a girlfriend named Jazmin for a while now. He seems to be head over heels for her and well I can’t change that. She was the new girl at our school, Jeff couldn’t stop talking about her and since Clay was her buddy, it was a bonus for Jeff so he had an excuse to talk to her. They’ve been dating for a good 6 months.

Later today our whole school was invited to Jess’ house party. As much as I didn’t want to go Jeff insisted that I come with and of course Jazmin was going to tag along. No hate to her, she’s really sweet and pretty - everything that I’m not - we both had become acquaintances.

It was currently 3pm and the party was at 6pm. I was busy studying and decided on getting ready at 5 since Jess’ house is literally 5 minutes away from mine. As I was just about to get back to studying my notifications went off, it was a message from Hannah asking if I was going. I replied back saying yes and hoped to see her there. I left my phone aside and was finishing off my summaries. My phone was ringing this time, I groaned in annoyance, we’re all going to see each other later today anyway so I don’t see what’s the need for the messages and phone calls.

It was a call from Jeff. “Hello” I answered plainly. “Sup bestie” Jeff enthused. “Busy studying well was until you interrupted me. How about you ?” I asked. “Oh my bad Miss. Y/L/N looks like the next time I shouldn’t bother to phone you at all” he said sarcastically. “That’s fine by me” I giggled. “Anyways I just wanted to know if you need a ride ? I’m just on my way to fetch Jazmin and thought I can pop by to pick you up” he said. “Nah it’s okay, thanks for the offer, though I’ll walk” I said. “Are you kidding me ? Do you know how dangerous it is for you to walk alone at night ? I’m coming to pick you up. No buts. See you in a bit” he said lastly and ended this call. Gosh this boy.

I left my work as it was on my study table and started looking through my closet for an outfit. I finally picked out a cropped black lace off the shoulder top with denim short shorts paired with adidas original superstars. I left my hair as its natural wavy state with subtle make up on. I sprayed on some perfume, grabbed my phone and decided to sit on my front porch whilst I waited. 2 minutes later Jeff parks in front, I jumped in the back “Hey” I smiled. “Heya” they replied back. “I love your outfit” she said as she looked at me through the rear mirror. “Aww thanks, I love yours too” I said and turned to look at her in the passenger seat. I felt Jeff look at me through the rear mirror but he didn’t say anything.

We got to the party and as soon as we got there we 3 had dispersed. Well, I was on my own and I’m sure they’re somewhere here together. I walked into Jess’ house and taking in my surroundings, as close as Jess and I may stay we aren’t the bestest of friends though we’re good enough acquaintances.

I spotted Clay and Hannah talking by the couch. “Aww well if it ain’t my favourite people” I cooed. They’re so cute honestly get married already. “Oh hey Y/N it’s good to see you here other than worrying about your books” Clay said and pulled me in for a hug. “Look who’s talking, this isn’t my first party Jensen. I’m the one shocked to see you here that goes for you too Han” I said. “I thought I should try something different” Clay said. “Same here” Hannah added. “I can tell you both did, loving the hair by the way Hannah" I said lastly and faded off into the kitchen.

All I need right now was a drink though I’m not talking about alcohol. Alcohol is not always the option when you’re sad. I poured myself a cup of Coca Cola and walked back to where Clay, and Hannah was. “You guys want a drink ?” I asked. “Nah we’re good” Hannah smiled and shook the cup in her hand. I thought I might as well sit next to them on the couch but then Jess and Justin beat me to it. They were both clearly pissed drunk but it was more evident on Jess. “Hey Y/N” she waved. “Hii” I waved back at them. She then moved her attention to the suck and blow game happening in front of them. “Hey ! We want to play too” Jess whined. I took a quick look at all the participants and surprise surprise, Jeff and Jazmin were playing too. Can I even stand to watch this ?

The card started from Zach to Sheri, to Monty to another blonde, to Jeff. I don’t even know his this boy couldn’t hold onto that card for a few seconds longer. It fell from his lips and he was quick to connect his with Jazmin. “Excuse me” I told Clay and Hannah. They know. I walked out to the front yard and sat on the staircase, I tried not to cry from the pain but I was weak. A tear dropped onto my thigh, I quickly wiped away my tears in hopes that no one sees me crying - I don’t want to cause a scene - their was a hand placed on my shoulder. I looked back to the person and it was Zach. “Hey are you okay ?”

Mens Rea: Why the Colonel Deserved Better

(This is an expansion on this post started by @pleaseletthisjimbetaken! Also tagging @damiendeservedbetter)

Remember on the livestream when Mark read a comment saying “the Colonel deserved better”?

He wasn’t sure he agreed.

I don’t consider myself very knowledgable when it comes to matters like law, but I remembered something I learned in my senior year government class about crime, and that is the concept of mens rea.

Mens rea is a Latin term that refers to the mental capacity of someone accused of a crime, and it’s used to determine whether or not a crime was committed intentionally. It’s brought into question when someone is trying to plead insanity. It doesn’t exactly lessen the degree of the nature of the crime itself, but it can be used to determine the kinds of charges or punishments the accused may face.

Now, let’s have a look the Colonel and Wilford Warfstache– mainly, his various homicides.

It is undeniable that he has killed many people, yes. But a commonality between them is that none of them were premeditated– I can’t think of a single time where he sat down for a considerable time beforehand and contemplated that, yes, he was going to kill someone deliberately.

While nearly every one of his acts were voluntary, most were not intentional. I say this because yes, he did make the choice to bring out his gun and pull the trigger, but not with the specific intent to kill– here, his first scene in The Ned Affair comes to mind, where the officers were approaching and Warfstache sent a bullet their way (possibly because it had become a reflex for him at that point, hence his following line, “It was an accident, I swear”). The same goes for Asshole Mark, the Detective, and (Y/N) from WKM, plus his repeated stabbing of Mark from the Warfstache interview– in each case, the actual death of the victim was neither his real intention nor his end goal.

Then there were his two intentional murders– both from MarkiplierTV, the one in the game show and the one with Septiplier. Those were performed with intent to kill, but only because he thought the victim asked him to do it.

Taking all of this into consideration, let’s look at his mens rea once more.

I do understand Mark’s hesitance to say that the Colonel deserved better– Will’s criminal record isn’t exactly clean, after all– but now we have consider the fact that he is no longer sane. When he watched our body rise again and came to the conclusion that everything was “all a joke”, the last of his sanity slipped out of his grasp. In that situation, there was nothing he could do to prevent madness– like I said in the previously mentioned post, it happened without his control or his consent.

Now let’s talk about one more thing: his two affairs. One with Celine, the other from his video with Cyndago.

They are very different in nature.

At the time of the first one, he was arguably still sane. I do not condone cheating on a significant other in any way, shape, or form– all I can do to rationalize this one in any sense is that the two were in love, and that Celine also chose to participate, because like Mark said, you don’t just “steal” someone’s wife– she could also have chosen not to pursue the Colonel.

The second one, at which point in time he’d taken the name of Warfstache, is what’s up for debate here. Knowing that by this point he is no longer to be considered “sane”, his mens rea comes into question. The point made by @pleaseletthisjimbetaken is extremely possible: that the affair might have only been because, in his mind, that’s how finding love works– that every relationship starts with an affair. Thinking how broken he really must be to have reached that point is a tragedy in itself, but like I said, it’s very plausible, especially considering how broken he’d become to think that the people he kills will eventually just get back up.

I’ve been talking about all of this from an analytical standpoint up until now. Here is where this all gets sad:

Every homicide Wilford has committed was without the necessary mens rea to understand that everything he was doing was wrong.

He literally does not have the mental capacity to comprehend that death is permanent, that genuine love does not only come from dirty affairs, and that people don’t always mean what they say.

He never had the direct intention of really, truly hurting anyone. Every gunshot in The Ned Affair was either a reflex or self-defense because the cops started shooting back. In The Warfstache Affair, he was just afraid of what he’d done, and he wasn’t thinking. In the interview with Mark, all he wanted was for him to stop talking. In MarkiplierTV, he thought he was doing what his victims wanted. And in WKM, every shot we see him take was an accident because the Detective riled him up.

The fact that he’s insane was neither his choice nor his fault.

And that’s why I think the Colonel deserved better, Mark.

Gemsona February Prompts

I Choosen….You!
Does your gemsona have a crush on anyone? Another Gem? A human? (Maybe even their Diamond…?) Who would they “choosen” if they had the choice? (This can be a platonic or romantic “choosening”). OR: Have your gemsona take Greg’s place and let them get some lovin’ from the humans! Are they a fan of the attention, or are they a heartbreaker like Greg?

Entertain the Diamonds
Uh-oh! The Pearls aren’t around, and Yellow Diamond wants someone to cheer up Blue Diamond. Your Gemsona will have to do! How will they entertain these two formidable Gem leaders? Better think quick- or your gemsona might be joining those Rose Quartzes!

Quality Quartzsonas
Make a new member of the Famethyst- create an Amethystsona! What’s their opinion on Holly Blue Agate? Did they get to hang out with our favorite little Crystal Gem Amethyst before she left? OR: Create a Rose Quartz-sona! Who were they, and what was their job before all their fellow Rose Quartzes were bubbled up?

Monthly Gem Challenge: Hackmanite ✰
Instead of Bonus Prompts, Gemsona HQ will start hosting monthly gemsona design challenges. Each month, we’ll give you a weird, pretty, or unusual gem and challenge you to design a gemsona based on it! You can go as in-depth as you’d like: come up with their personality and backstory, or just make a gemsona design. They can even be a fusion of two other gems if you’d prefer; the choice is up to you! If you already have a Hackmanite gemsona, they can participate too. This month is for all Hackmanites! Please check our new “Monthly Gem Challenge” tag for more information on this month’s gem.

Remember to tag your prompt as #GEMSONA FEBRUARY PROMPT, and pop any other fanart in the #Gemsona tag! You can also participate in the 30 Day Gemsona Challenge whenever you want or fill out the new Gemsona Stats Sheet (just remember to tag those accordingly too)!

Remember, all Past Gemsona Prompts and future prompts will no longer be limited to their month! If you missed out on participating in the past few months or if you run out of time to finish your piece, just drop it in the #GEMSONA PAST PROMPT tag! (Though I still recommend finishing the prompts during their month since we don’t check that tag as often).

Being “disabled” means more than just being “physically incapable.” Yes, I’m capable of keeping track of my to-do list and of doing things. But I’m incapable of doing so efficiently, and I am incapable of doing so at all without expending significantly more energy than the average person expends on doing so.

Thus, I’d like to propose a more capacious definition of disability. Something like this: One is “disabled” with regards to a particular task when the effort one has to expend to perform that task is higher than the effort the average non-disabled person would require for the task (and that society generally sees as appropriate to the task, given the non-disabled person’s effort level).

Asking about relative levels of effort is essential, I think, not only for combating our own internalized ableism, but for interrogating whether public spaces and social goods really are “accessible” for disabled people. If I have to travel all the way around the block to  my school’s one barrier-free entrance, while my classmates can just duck in the nearest door, I’m expending considerably more effort. If I have to travel to the fourth floor to use the only accessible bathroom while everyone else can use the toilet on whatever floor they’re occupying, I’m expending considerably more effort. I may no longer be incapable of participating at all, but I still cannot participate equally.

We need to do better than “can’t.”

—  Autistic Academic, in “Disability and Can’t,” with one of the best definitions of disability I’ve ever seen. 
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Roundtable With Katsura Hashino (Atlus: Persona Series), Jin Fujisawa (Square Enix: Dragon Quest X), Keiichiro Toyama (SIE: Gravity Rush), and Yoko Taro (NieR and Drakengard Series)

Some interesting bits of their talks about Japanese Game Development prespective:

How was your time in your young days as a game creators?

YokoTaro: Well those who survived as directors in our generations have lived their life by spitting up their upper generations.

All: (bitter smile) (silence)

Yoko Taro: Well I have no idea, but I feel like it’s an inhumanity side. Because everyone are silent, I think that it can be concluded that only those kind of people can become directors (laugh)

Hashino: But actually, it’s more like the thought of “It’ll be more fun if I made it myself”. That’s a kind rebellious feels I had.

Toyama: Well.. I remembered when in the silence that I never learned directly about “director job”. But they are like good mentors.

About Japanese Game that got a lot of attention on 2017

YokoTaro: The overseas version of the original NieR was created with an old-man as a main character. However, as a result, overseas players complain “I like an old-man character, but I don’t want it on Square Enix games”. The conclusion is that Japanese people making a character looks like an overseas AAA games did not work well for Square Enix. So now we made NieR solidly based on Japanese experience. In short, I just did whatever I thought was interesting.

Hashino: It’s also the same as Persona 5 case. In the beginning it was hard to think a Megami Tensei game that suits the overseas consumers. That is why I was doubtful about aiming Persona 5 for overseas. In first place, it would not be okay to change the content of Persona 5, because many of Persona series’ overseas customer support the series “as it is”.

Fujisawa: After all, I think it’s imposible to imitate Americans style of video game development completely. That’s all about different approach on making a game project. If you compare it to movie business, the number of staff and budget are different between Japanese and Hollywood movies. Hollywood movie had this idea to make it “big” in worldwide from the start. As a result, many people around the world, including Japan, watch the Hollywood movies.

YokoTaro: I see. By the way, in my case, if Square Enix says “Make it overseas”, then I just make it. But I’m not a person who can talk big about “fighting the overseas market” as I have a feeling that I can’t really compete in Japan market. So I think those that can’t sell in Japan, will not sell overseas. To be honest all the hype about “Let’s sell this overseas” are all a terrible lie to a client who’s willing to gives money. (Laugh)

About AAA game development

YokoTaro: I think the game dev situation have changed a lot if I look it in the last 2 years. Overseas AAA title has matured and there’re so much risk in making them. On the other hand, indie game with low budget is starting to pop out and shine.

Fujisawa: Now you’re talking about the polarization of game development.

Yoko Taro: It’s the polarization between large budget games and indie games. But Japanese game dev starts to enter an empty zone in the middle of it. In the past 10 years, as Japan can no longer participate in the AAA battle, we went to  a very interesting position as we reach a new dimension while still getting lost. Until now the Japanese game industry cannot wake up from that, so I don’t know what will happen in the future (laugh). However, it is fun because it’s the game creator’s job to search for the answer as they get lost like this. It’s funny because there’s no answer.

About writing and direction style

Toyama: There is a fact that the role of the director has changed from the era of 8-bit until now. In the past it’s possible to exclude things I don’t like and include the good stuffs only. But now the scale of development is bigger, for example for an open world game. You’d most likely leave some of the stuff to the other staffs, so the director can now focusing on controlling the staff’s creation.

YokoTaro: As you know, I’m writing the scenario myself. However I don’t want to write it separately. It’s for a reason that everyone here may know. Changes caused by one factors, in reality can be best handled by managing the scenario. For example, there’s a game image that did not match the event scene. Correcting the scenario is more effective in most cases rather than re-creating the image.

Fujisawa: Text repairing is often drastically better. I think the scenario is the important part for the players and I can’t really trust it to others, even on the scale of Dragon Quest X.

Hashino: I do not write anything aside of screenplay. And it’s usually only when I make it together with Persona 3 scenario team. I think the direct handling of a director should be saved for the last resort. So basically, leave it to others, but if it’s an important parts, starts helping. I’m actually more of a battle gameplay planner, so I’d like to do the battle planning myself. But if I have a good guy, I’ll leave it on him.

Listen To Me

Summary:  You stay in your room when the Saviors come, only to be surprised that the one Savior you’re trying to avoid comes to see you.  Smutty threesome with Negan and Rick

Category:  Negan X Reader X Rick 

Warnings:  Non-con, SMUT, NSFW,  things that happen in a threesome 

A/N:  This is the first threesome I ever wrote.  I think it might have gotten a little long.  I wanted to write it for Valentine’s Day.  If there’s enough interest I might develop this into a bigger arc.  

Tags: @theonethatgotaway213 @megandrawsspace @marauderice @kellyn1604 @idonthavehusbandsihavelovers @unicorn-blood-splatter


               The pages might as well have been blank.  You sat crossed legged on the bed trying your hardest to focus on the book, but your eyes kept darting towards the window. The Saviors were out there.  They came for their pick up early and Rick had rushed down to meet them.

               You glanced at the empty space in the bed next to you.  Rick was lying there only a few minutes ago, taking a much deserved rest.  You hated the amount of stress he was under and tried your best to be the caring, understanding girlfriend he needed.  You sigh, feeling a bit ashamed that you’re not by his side now.  

               Negan scared you too much.  You wanted to stand proud next to your man, but the way the Savior’s leader stared at you made you too uncomfortable. The last time he cracked a joke about taking you home and making you one of his wives.  At least you thought it was a joke.  

               Your eyes move towards the window again and you debate on standing up and taking a peek outside.  The image of the dark haired man with his baseball bat sends a shiver down your spine.  Of course the devil would be gorgeous.  That was the way the world worked now.  

               The door to your room opened and you jumped up, sliding to the edge of the bed.  Rick appeared, with his eyes fixed to the ground.  

               “That was quick.”  You rose and walked towards him. “Was it smooth this time?”

               “No Doll.”  A hand grabs the end of the door and pushes it all the way open. “I’m never quick and things are always rocky around here.”

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Gemsona April Prompts

Pics or it Didn’t Happen!
Create fake instagram or snapchat posts for your gemsona! Do they take pictures while on important missions? Did they snap an embarrassing photo of their superior and get in trouble for it? What cool places have they visited? Or: Show your gemsona’s best side and have them take some selfies like the Cool Kids

Jean Gems
Uniforms are great, but you know what’s even better? Jeans! Take a leaf out of Rebecca Sugar’s book and have your gemsona hang out in some casual-wear. Need some inspiration? Check out Rebecca’s original ‘Gems in Jeans’ drawings! (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

An Agate terrifies, a Lapis terraforms, and your gemsona…?
What is your gemsona’s gem-type known for on Homeworld? What role / function are they created for? Are they known for being generals in Homeworld’s armies? Explorers searching for new planets to conquer? Architects who build towers as grand as the Lunar Sea Spire? 

Monthly Gem Challenge: Cacoxenite ✰
Instead of Bonus Prompts, Gemsona HQ will start hosting monthly gemsona design challenges. Each month, we’ll give you a weird, pretty, or unusual gem and challenge you to design a gemsona based on it! You can go as in-depth as you’d like: come up with their personality and backstory, or just make a gemsona design. They can even be a fusion of two other gems if you’d prefer; the choice is up to you! If you already have a Cacoxenite gemsona, they can participate too. This month is for all Cacoxenites! Please check our new “Monthly Gem Challenge” tag for more information on this month’s gem.

Remember to tag your prompt as #GEMSONA APRIL PROMPT, and pop any other fanart in the #Gemsona tag! You can also participate in the 30 Day Gemsona Challenge whenever you want or fill out the new Gemsona Stats Sheet (just remember to tag those accordingly too)!

Remember, all Past Gemsona Prompts and future prompts will no longer be limited to their month! If you missed out on participating in the past few months or if you run out of time to finish your piece, just drop it in the #GEMSONA PAST PROMPT tag! (Though I still recommend finishing the prompts during their month since we don’t check that tag as often).

Commander Shepard Appreciation Week!

It’s almost time, folks! Things will be kicking off on the 6th November 2017, ready for a week of total Shepard appreciation - the perfect time for us to share the love for our favourite Commander.

The week will be hosted on this here blog - itscommandershepard - and as such, any submissions, posts, or shared content should be directed here too so we can all see it! Posts will be tagged and sorted by default shep / custom shep / writing / art / playlist / meta / crafts (e.g funkos and cosplay) tags, and there will be a directory available for you to look through shortly once the week begins. 

So, is everyone ready to kick off the OT Appreciation?

WHAT CAN I DO?

► Submit your Shepards! Tell us a bit about them, who they are, how they work, and possibly the most important part: why you love them. You can submit directly to the blog, or post with the tags #shepardweek and #otappreciationweek (make sure it’s in the first 6 tags of your post!) and it will be reblogged over here.

► Share your creativity! What does Shepard inspire you to do? Art, fics, playlists, personal crafts – absolutely anything goes, so long as Shepard is the star of the show. Direct submissions or tagged posts will be super.

► Meta! Discuss the ins and outs of Shepard as a character, their backgrounds, their potential courses through the game. Shepard as a Spectre, or Shepard as an N7 - what affects them the most? Of course, Shepard is different to everybody, so it’ll be all the more interesting to see what makes each Shepard tick! I don’t suggest you submit your meta posts as they tend to be longer, so host these on your own blogs and tag them so I can find them!

► Prompt fills! Over here on the host blog, you will find a prompt theme, which is explained in this post. There’s plenty of ideas to chew on, or, alternatively, you can make up your own prompts! Just be sure to tell us what the prompt is when you share your work ;) 

I DON’T DRAW/WRITE/ETC, HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE? 

► Do you love Shepard? Yes? Then you’re already here and participating! Reblog the content, get involved with discussion, and lets make this a week to remember. 

HOW LONG DOES THE EVENT RUN FOR?

► From the 6th to the 12th November 2017. That’s 7 days of all the Shepard content we can possibly find! After that, it will be Kaidan Week, hosted by the lovely @ellebeedarling over on @spectrekaidanalenko. Be sure to check it out!


Be sure to pop on over to the blog and take a look at the RTFM section for rules and guidelines. We want everybody to enjoy the week, and if everybody’s on the same page, we’ll be just fine.

That’s enough from me, though. Time to get cracking and ready for tomorrow’s launch, and I look forward to seeing what you all have to share!

Reasons to be happy today:

  • The Waynes are the world’s most competitive family, and they bet on everything. Literally everything. The average bet is low– it’s really the same thirty bucks in singles changing hands– but there are no limits to what those kids will do for $3 and Honor
  • “I bet you can’t eat this pie in one sitting” “I bet you don’t know all the lyrics” “I bet I can make Bruce quote the History of Japan video at a board meeting” “No way” “Watch me” (Tim won with the line “how ‘bout I do anyway,” which Bruce didn’t know was a quote, having heard it from Tim and Stephanie, not the video.)
  • Alfred plays with them. Bruce plays sometimes, but his participation causes Bet Inflation, because he wagers higher-than-appropriate sums. The children are no longer allowed to bet in the kitchen after assorted food-poisoning related incidents.
  • Every time Tim gets a new safehouse, Damian has food delivered to the address, just to prove he knows where it is.
  • “Hi are you Red Robin?” “Yeah” “I have your pizza” “Damian for the love of god I was on stakeout” Bruce won’t interfere because Damian claims he’s just being nice and buying Tim dinner
  • A well-circulated highlight reel of the Wayne family in front of the press, including three eye rolls, five camera stares, two counts of exasperated eye contact, assorted bickering, the time Dick drained an entire wineglass in response to a political speech, and the time Tim and Damian started arguing– and Bruce handed a very smug Cass a one hundred dollar bill in the background. 
late. [imagine four]

“Shit,” I hissed, as I tried to budge the side doors open at the school. Literally if you’re one minute late, they lock.

I bowed my head in defeat and started my trek up to the main office where I would have to get my second tardy in the same week. The second tardy this week that wasn’t my fault.

The sign in process was quick and the secretary glanced at me in disappointment at the notice of my second tardy. “You know, if you wake up ten minutes earlier, you wouldn’t be late,” she scolded.

“Yeah, I know Mrs. Chapman. Thanks,” I fake-smiled, grabbing my planbook with a pass to his class. I took my sweet ass time walking to his classroom – I knew I wouldn’t get in any trouble.

I opened the closed door and tried to sneak in unnoticed but he had stopped the lesson to a halt and looked at me with amused eyes. “Nice of you to join us,” he smirked.

“I have a pass,” I said through my teeth, giving him my planbook so he can glance at it.

“Second tardy this week,” he chastised.

“It was out of my control, sir.”

His playful eyes darkened for a moment and I took that as my cue to get settled in my seat that so happened to be in the front row.

During the lecture, I rarely looked up from my notes. The margins were covered in doodles and calligraphy practice when he went on tangents (he tends to go on those a lot). My usual eager participation was absent during the forty minutes and class seemed to drag longer because of it.

When the bell rang, I gathered up my supplies as quickly as possible. “Ok class is dismissed,” he had said with finality, standing by the door.

I scurried out of my chair and tried to walk through the door. He held onto my backpack strap, gently yanking me back into him. “Not for you,” he said, and I scowled in response.

“I said I was sorry for being late,” I whined.

“Hmm, I believe you didn’t,” he corrected me, still waiting for his room to clear out.

“I’m sorry for being late,” I said as sweetly as I could. “Now can I go?”

“Where’s the fire? I just want to talk to you for a little bit in private,” he said, smiling my favorite damn smile. I pouted internally – I was really trying to put up a good effort to stay agitated at him.

When the last person mosied on out of the classroom, he shut and locked the door behind him. Luckily, he had a plan after his first hour and wasn’t deserting any students in order to talk to me.

“You seem to be in a mood,” he quirked an eyebrow.

I scoffed, plopping down in his desk chair, “You’re very observant.”

He sauntered over to where I was sitting and leaned against his desk, his domineering presence right in front of me. “What did I do?” I didn’t know if it was a facade, but he actually looked concerned.

“If you keep turning off my damn alarm, I won’t sleep over at your house anymore,” I threatened. “I’m serious this time – I have two, two this week and at least five since we got together.”

He broke out into a smile and pulled me out of his chair so he could sit down with me on his lap. “Do you really mean that?”

I melted into his arms and placed my hands around the nape of his neck, inhaling his beautiful scent. “Yes! I know it’s only your class that I have first hour but if I’m late one more time, I’ll get a detention.”

He kissed me on my mouth briefly. “Ok, ok, ok. I’ll stop turning off your alarm. You just look so cute when you’re sleeping and you don’t get near enough sleep you should be getting.”

“Gee, I wonder whose fault that is…”

“You’re quite snarky this morning,” he grinned, “I like it.”

“I’m sure you do, sir.”

“Call me that one more time and I’m not quite sure I can let you go to your next class, Miss.” His eyes held the threat as he licked his lips in anticipation. I know he wanted me to say it.

“As much as I would love a punishment from your capable of hands,” I palmed his hands in reference, “I must get on with my day. Mrs. Bates is gonna get awfully suspicious if I keep wandering in from your class with a pass.”

“Let them get awfully suspicious,” he murmured as he captured my lips with his. I kissed him back for a moment – the feel of his slightly chapped lips will never feel old. Seven months with this man and I still feel as more in love as I did two years ago when he first showed up to my high school. Never did I think I could stand a chance.

I sighed against his lips and pulled back, “I would love to continue on with this, but I really do have to go. She’s giving us graduation information.”

“One more month,” he smiled. “Then you’re all mine.”

“I’m already all yours.”

Calling all SWEN! Since there won’t be any Swan Queen scenes anymore, I decided to make this Appreciation Week as a way to say “goodbye” to what has been an amazing and painful ride. So please, even if you are no longer making edits for them like you used to, gather up for one last time. This is mostly for graphic/gif makers but others can participate too by spreading the word, liking/reblogging the edits and on day 7.

Starts: Monday the 3rd of July

Ends: Sunday the 9th of July

The prompts for each day are:
Day One: favorite season
Day Two: favorite episode(s)
Day Three: favorite moment(s)/scene(s)
Day Four: favorite quote(s)
Day Five: favorite protecting/saving-each-other-moment
Day Six: favorite fanfiction
Day Seven: free choice (aus, matching clothes, looks, physical contacts etc.) // this day is for those who can’t edit too (make a fanvid, write a one shot, give us your thoughts, metas, jokes, anything really)

*Remember to tag everything you post for these days as #sqaw2k17 and in the first FIVE TAGS.

(Steve Rogers x Reader): Growth Spurt

Summary: high school!AU - Reader has been best friends with nerdy Steve Rogers for ever. She’s also had a crush on him for almost as long. And it turns out he got super buff over the summer and shot up a foot.

A/N: Apologies for spelling and grammar mistakes


“Wait, is that Steve?” Your friend asks, mouth agape, cutting off your rambling ons about what you did over the summer. 

You turn around to see a guy who looks more like some sort of super model than a high schooler walking towards you too and then you see it, it’s unmistakably Steve’s face, just on the body of a super buff mancake. 

“That’s so unfair,” You mutter as you let your eyes rake over his body before landing on his face and quickly rearranging your face into a grin, he is one of your best friends after all, and it feels like you haven’t seen him since the end of last school year.

 “Hey, (Y/N)!” He says as he leans against the locker next to yours, “How was your summer?” 

“Good, busy, but good.” You reply as you finish putting everything into your locker, “How about you?” You ask, trying your best to keep your eyes from lingering on his chest longer than is appropriate.

“Good, my dad made me start working out, he’s got it in his head that I can play football if I just apply myself more.” He replies.

‘Started working out’ that’s the understatement of a lifetime, you think to yourself before focusing back in on your conversation, “I didn’t know you wanted to play football,” You comment, Steve had never once shown any interest in play a sport, he’d always spent gym class walking around the track with you instead of, you know, actually participating.

 “Yeah,” He sighs, “It’s really more my dad’s goal, but if it makes him happy, I’m cool with it,” He replies, “Besides, if I want to join that army once we graduate I’m going to need to be in pretty good shape, so it’s killing two birds.”

“Right,” You reply, realizing that Steve was going to be enlisting at the end of the school year.

“Anyway, what did you do over the summer? It seems like you were totally swamped, I barely saw you.”

 “Yeah, mom needed to be down at my grandparents, taking care of them, so once I got back from vacation with my dad’s family I was down there all summer.”

“Did you do anything fun at your grandparents?”

“Does watching battlestar galactica with my grandpa count?” You joke, “I tried to stay out of the house as much as possible, so I would just wander around, trying to find quiet places to sit and read.”

“That reminds me!” Steve exclaims, reaching around to his backpack and pulling something out of it, “I got you this over the summer.” He says as he hands you a plastic bag.

You reach into, to pull out a book, “You got me that World War II book I was looking for? How did you even remember that I wanted it?” You ask. You’d gone shopping with Steve right after school ended last year and had found the most amazing WWII book, but didn’t have enough money for it. You had no idea Steve had even noticed.

“I bought it that day you saw it,” He replies sheepishly, “I was just waiting for a good day to give it to you.”

“Steve,” You start, “Why would you-” You start.

 “Because I care about you, (Y/N), it sucked having to spend the entire summer away from you, I-I wish we could have spent more time-”

 And before Steve could finish his thought he was being greeted by one of the football players in your grade, you couldn’t remember his name (you tried your best to steer clear of those kids), but he was acting like he was best friends with Steve, they did that weird semi-hug bro thing that guys do, and the guy immediately started talking Steve’s ear off about something to do with rushes that you couldn’t follow.

“I’ll see you later,” You say as you close your locker, planning on heading to your next class. 

When Steve hears your goodbye he looks over to see that you’re already walking away. He quickly tells his friend from the team an excuse and chases after you.

“Hey! Wait up!” Steve calls after you as he jogs up to you, “Where do you think you’re going?”

 “First period,” You reply with a confused smirk, “Where else would I be going?”

“But I always walk you,” He says.

You shrug, “You seemed busy with your new friends.”

“I’ll always have time for you, (Y/N),” He says seriously, glancing over at you, “You’re my best friend.”

You sigh, “Sorry, it’s just weird now, you have all of these new people who want to hang out with you a d talk to you, and I don’t know anything about football, it’s just a lot.”

“Hey, don’t worry about that, you can just say we have to study or something so that they leave us alone. I don’t want you to feel uncomfortable, you were here first.”

You roll your eyes, “Thanks.”

“Which reminds me, I had something I wanted to ask you.” He says, rubbing the back of his neck nervously.

“What’s up?”

“I know that we’re great friends, and I don’t want to ruin that, but I really, really like you, and if you’d be okay with it, I’d really like to take you out. On a date.”

“You want to go out? With me?” You ask in disbelief.

“I mean, only if you want,” He says quickly, “If not, then we can just pretend I never said anything and I’ll just go stick my head in a-” 

“I love to,” You say, cutting him off, “Saturday night?”

“Wait- I mean, yeah, that would be amazing. I’ll pick you up at 7.”

“Alright, see you later,” You say before giving him a quick peck on the cheek before walking into the classroom with a stupid grin plastered on your fast. You had a date with Steve Rogers.