the fact that he said this on national tv

bts reaction: they realize they’re in love with you (childhoodfriend!au)

Credit to gif owners~


He would’ve been eating at the restaurant with you, but you had already made plans with your friend and her boyfriend before hand. So there he was, eating alone, somewhat frustrated. The thoughts of you choosing to hang out with someone else–morever with a guy–swirled around his head, nearly making him dizzy. Though he continued to temporarily reassure himself by calling himself worldwide handsome, and you wouldn’t reject him because he was.

He took a drink of his water and out of the corner of his eye, noticed a couple happily eating together. Subconsciously, he imagined you and him in their place, holding each other’s hands, laughing, having the time of your lives—

Really?’ He laughed to himself out of disbelief. He put his hand out to lean his head against on. He almost laughed out the thought:

I’m in love with Y/N.

Originally posted by jeonsshi


Slamming his pen down out of frustration, Yoongi fell back against his chair and sighed deeply. The lyrics couldn’t make out in his head and nothing seemed to be working. He ruffled his hair angrily and picked up his pen to try writing again but nothing good formed. After a little while of forcing himself to come up with lyrics, he finally accepted the fact that nothing would come out at that rate, and closed his eyes, breathing in and out.

Suddenly, an image of you came up and Yoongi slowly opened his eyes to flip to a blank page in his notebook. With every thought of you formed lyrics with ease and he felt like he was in the zone. As he started writing the last line, he stopped midway at realizing what he was writing: And I love–  “…What am I doing?” He moved his hand to the top of the page, ready to rip it out and erase what he had wrote, but just couldn’t do it. He leaned back against his chair once more and sighed. 

“Ah…” he let out, “I love Y/N, don’t I…”

Originally posted by yoo-ngie


You and Hoseok were known as the inseparable duo that did 99% of the things together. Unfortunately, that changed when you said you needed to go back to the U.S for a week and a half as one of your family members are in the hospitable. Understanding, Hoseok knew things would be different, but not drastically. He didn’t think he would look for you at the shoots, knowing that you were gone. He didn’t think he would look at every girl with the same colored hair as you, thinking you returned without telling him. It drove him crazy

He fell back on the bed, not having much energy to do things if you weren’t there. When he heard his phone go off, he stumbled to get it since he was going faster than his body can take. Seeing your name on the screen, he smiled widely and said, “hello?” As you were talking to him, his head was in the clouds, the energy coming back to him and a thought that appeared for a split second stood out to him the most: ‘I love her.’

He pursed his lips and thought about how true it could be. It was true that things were more fun with you around–you were able to keep up with his rather hyper self! After comparing the moments with and without you, he nodded to himself and thought more clearly this time: 

Yeah, I love her. A lot.

Originally posted by hoseoks-angel


When asked to do a freestyle rap on Ask Us Anything, he started rapping in English about his fans. In his defense, because you also were an Army and the person close to him, it was natural for him to subconsciously start talking about you. But he wasn’t able to mentally defend himself when he started rapping about how amazing you were, from you appearance to your personality. The words came out so easily that he didn’t need to think about what to say next. In the inside, he was thankful the cast and members couldn’t understand any of the compliments about you, but it didn’t change the fact that he was slowly realizing how he felt.

Once he said the last line, he held his breath to prevent himself from saying his confession in English on national television. So once he was asked to give a message to Army’s all over the world, he thanked them for everything, and said, “I love you” to a certain person in mind to help give even more emotion and sincerity.

Originally posted by ksjknj


After many ‘cuts!’. for the sole purpose of helping get the emotion down, Jimin was told to sing as though he was singing to the person he loved when filming Serendipity. He pondered over how he would feel if there was such a person, but suddenly, you popped up in his mind. Before he could think more about why you appeared, the director played the music and Jimin got into place. He continued thinking about you, how you were there for him when he needed confidence and support, when he was starving himself and you told him to take care of his health, every moment with you.

His expression slowly became soft as he started lip syncing to the song. The most gentle yet powerful part for him was “my angel, my world” since he remembered the time he met you and realized how much he changed since that day. When the director called ‘cut’, his cheeks became red once he realized his true feelings:

I love Y/N.

Originally posted by bangtantrashsupply


You attended one of their concerts without telling any of them, so when Taehyung saw you in the front row, he was delightfully surprised. The grin couldn’t leave his face–only when they were performing I NEED U for the emotion. He was already happy seeing you there, but you going along with the fan chants made him happier than possible. For the moment he didn’t see you because of a girl who was pushing your way, he almost stopped dancing but successfully repressed the urge and danced. There was an unsettling feeling but he decided it was just because his childhood friend was being pushed around like that. 

The last song was finally going to be performed: For You, and when Taehyung’s part was coming up, he spared you a glance and saw you form a fist for ‘Fighting!’ With a large boxy smile, a certain feeling bubbled up inside him, but he didn’t care to think of it as he started singing the chorus. Whether he knew it or not, he was looking at you nearly the whole time he was singing and the feeling inside him whirled through every fiber of his being. He knew it and willingly accepted it:

I love you. 

Originally posted by ninthwish


When you two finished a good game of Overwatch, you spun around in your chair and dragged a sigh while he looked at you confusedly. He continued to stare at you with question until you gave him an answer of what was up all of a sudden. “Hey, Jungkook.” you finally started. He hummed in reply and you stopped spinning to look at him. “I was asked out by one of my guy friends today.” He would be lying if he said the news didn’t surprise him since he thought he was the only one that knew about your charms. “He’s a good guy, so I’m thinking of saying yes. What do you think?”

“No,” He spat out, suddenly standing up sharply making you widen your eyes in surprise. The tone changed suddenly so you were caught off-guard as he followed up with, “You can’t date him.”

“Why?” You asked in pure confusion, your face showing more reason as he bit his lip. ‘Why’ was what he was asking himself too. He inhaled deeply and looked at you in the eyes as he paid no mind to what may occur after he says what his heart’s been wanting to say.

Because you’re mine.”

Originally posted by butaer

Regarding all the hateful rumors spreading around

I didn’t plan to tangle myself into this mess but things are getting really ugly and ridiculous, so I decided against it. Hence this post.

I’m making this post just to keep your facts straight. Not to convince you not to hate on Henry. It’s up to you. But at least, cross-check to see if what you ‘heard’ is actually the fact.

First I would like to quote Henry’s on his recent interview:

“At a show, they edit 40 minutes for 1 hour of filming… They only keep the maniac part.”
“I do as who I am. It depends on how the producers edit. I neither act nor pretend.”

1. “He’s homophobic and transphobic. He once said that when he first came to Korea, he thought Suju members were all gays and Heechul was a trans. That worried him”

This was literally Henry’s reaction toward the whole story he shared:

Amazed or Worried?

Little fact: he’s been good friends with Hong Seok Cheon

2. “Henry went through Nana’s panties and even sniffed it.”

(eww this is so gross how would anyone believe it’s broadcasted on national TV channel???)

He did go check the girls’ room. It’s a cheap script for cheap laughter I agree. And he crossed the line here I also agree.

Let’s be honest, the casts didn’t actually live there and alll the closets were empty. Only some pieces of clothes hung outside. He was still NOT allowed to touch them nevertheless, but facts are no panties were found, let alone sniffed. (Even with script national tv wouldn’t let it happen either way)

He picked up the leggings, showed Jackson and got caught by Nana.

3. “Henry abused Mark to clean his house and put a camera in the restroom to prank on him but luckily Mark realised it soon.”

Watch the actual show before you believe in others’ interpretation:

It’s a SHOW. Have you been new to Korean variety shows? Do you really believe that someone would put cameras all over his place to film his own daily life? To have all the perfect angles just in case it’s gonna be broadcasted? Do you really think that Henry had no idea Mark would come for help or Mark didn’t know if Henry would accept his offer when the production team had come over and set up everything in advance? Variety is meant for entertainment. Henry and Mark did everything to make the show more entertaining.

Found a rare post that with critical thinking [x]

Henry wanted to brag about his automatic toilet and that was exactly what amazed Mark, who was also totally aware of the camera. Henry: “I told you so.”

Then he closed the door. And next scene. End of the whole bathroom thing.

Even if you still think it’s not right, it’s also not fair to put all the hate and responsibility on Henry who didn’t even do it.

Other fact: Henry’s been caring for Mark since SM The Rookies

4. “He pressured himself on all the girls”

Henry’s concept on shows is a player. Whatever he does to the girls will be reacted in the same way by other casts. And it only took a few “heart” edits or some background music, despite his ‘neutral’ expression or denial.

Even when he actually was only making a conversation, for example:

5. “Henry is racist”

He’s ignorant regarding the black face issue and he definitely needs to be educated more on the issue.

But Ignorant is not Racist, check out how he treated the black guy he met on Hello Couselor years ago (43:29 - 43:43). He called the guy cool and even suggested that the guy could be a superstar in Korea one day.

UPDATE: Henry apologized for the whole blackface issue and MV styling (p1)(p2)

6. “Amber has always warned us that he’s a trash!”

It’s what best friends do. Everyone knows that. 

But people just want to be selective in interpreting things. While we are at it, also don’t forget:

and “Don’t take this the wrong way. Henry is really nice.” (Shimsimtapa 2017.03.08)

P/s: Wishing someone death is NEVER cool.



morganx1313 said: Can I request a one shot for Fionn? Maybe where the reader and him have been best fiends since they were little and he lets slip in an interview that he’s in love with her? If you can do this, thanks so much!

Word count: 1,409

Request here + masterlist + guidelines.

Originally posted by actingharold

GIF isn’t mine.

Your heart was bumping in your chest waiting for the show to start. Tonight was one of those free nights when you could sit on your couch and watch a movie in peace, but there was an exception, tonight you didn’t want to watch a movie, instead, you were going to watch for the first time an interview of your best friend Fionn and his cast-mate Harry Styles.

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all for one is midoriyas father

- there are parallels between   Tomura Shigaraki and Izuku Midoriya (who are of the same generation) 
Just as Midoriya is chosen to be All Might’s successor, Shigaraki is being groomed as the successor for All Might’s archnemesis all for one(AFO)

while shigaraki was the grandchild of the last user of one for all before al might , midoriya will be the son of all for one

and  AFO  had knowingly taken in shigaraki who was the grandson of all mights master so it woyuld be a neat parallel/contrast if all might unknowingly taken in AFO’s son(or grandson) as his successor plus  all for one shares a similarity to  darth vader in that He wears a mobile life-support system and a black helmet that hides his deformed face after an encounter with the Protagonist’s(midoriya) mentor. like how darth vaders deformed face was caused by obi wan so it wold be fitting if all for one turned out to be midoriyas father. I mean it was said that midoriyas dad had a fire breathing quirk but  AFO has the ability to steal quirks so its possible that AFO had stolen a fire breathing quirk and used that as a cover 

heck given that it seems that afo requires oxygen due to the tubes that were in his neck etc using fire breath would kill him since fire feeds off oxygen so he couldnt use quirks that would ignite

 Sensei’s little brother is a lot like Midoriya. He was thought quirk-less and had a strong sense of Justice. like how midoriyas quirkless and had a strong sense of justice where he was willing to go run and  try to save bakugo from a villian in the first chapter  putting his life on the line when he didnt have a quirk and bakugo had bullied him harshly for a while.  so it would be fitting for midoriya to be the son of allforone  or the descendent of all for ones litle brother though midoriya being allforones son is more fitting. so midoriya would have to defeat his father like the 1st one for all user was allforone’s brother

“It’s weird that even though Izuku’s dad hasn’t even shown up at all in the manga, there’s still an effort to mention him in passing a few times and even give him a name in the databook #IS HE GONNA BE IMPORTANT LATER ON? WHO KNOWS ” izukus dad was only mentioned in databooks or omakes

this would be izukus dads importance (along with the possibility of the name given being a fake name  used by all for one)

(so he could have hid him being a villain from izukus mother

Izuku’s father, Hisashi Midoriya,  name is a reference to the pun “It’s been a long time (since I last saw you)”. In the omake covering parents of the kids, only Inko is shown, said to be still married with her husband “overseas”. she is likely being channeled some of his income.  the author  having said  he left villains out of those so they don’t become too sympathetic adds to my idea that  Hisashi is a villain because he doesnt  appear in the omakes

also izukus father being all for one would make  him not having a quirk make more sense for all for one was a first generation so thee chances of him having a quirkless kid more likely than someone of the 3rd generation


dekus doctor is the same doctor who is working for all for one

so it would fit for dekus father  be all for one 

  • That same doctor is the grandfather of the winged Noumu,   being called Dr Tsubasa and Tsubasa which means one of  the people who work for AFO and is one of his  closest agent  due to the fact that he is afo’s doctor and helps him make the noumus 
  • “ there is also a huge medical part to it to combine all the bodies, to work on their compatibility and all that.”” given that he is afo’s doctors “He’s the one to deal with AfO’s health issues, as well as taking part in all stages of Noumu’s production. Of course he should know about quirks quite a lot, shouldn’t he?”” lives near  Izuku and Bakugou. Tsubasa’s identity was given in the databook, not omake.
  • Tsubasa’s disappearance occurred around roughly the same time as AFO’s injuries because it’s noted that they don’t know why he didn’t go to the same middle school as Izuku and Bakugou.

And if All For One is Deku’s father this would be another “Got you” moment for All For One towards All Might. As if taking the grandson of All Might’s master and turning him evil wasn’t bad enough, now All For One reveals how All Might teached his son and gave him One For All.

Something rather unimportant to this theory. After the battle All Might against All For One there was this page:

It reminded me of All For One and his little brother on this page:

Somehow i had this weird feeling that Deku looks like All For One and Shigaraki like the little brother, with how Deku and All For One have that emotionless “far away” look in their eyes, and Shigaraki and the brother are visibly angry and clench their teeth.
which would be an ironic flip on how it was with all for one and his brother with the one who looks like all for one being the good guy

also both all for one and deku have shown to both be analytical in that they quickly breakdown quirks functionality and go on long winded explanations remember midoriyas ramblings and all for ones speculations with his conversation with all might in 


@naniwakitty @another-bnha-blog @thathilomgirl


the writer for bnha blatantly based torino off of yoda from star wars

and  as said

nana shimura represents  qui gon jinn

obi wan is represented by all might, 

 and izuku represents luke.

  • Several of the locations in MHA have their names derived from planets in Star Wars. A lot of them have meaning when you look at the events that occur there:
  • Tatooin/Tatooine Station: A train station Midoriya and Bakugou’s hometown, and one of the first named locations seen in the series. Tatooine was where Luke Skywalker’s Hero’s Journey began.
  • Orudera Junior High School: Named for Alderaan, Princess Leia’s homeworld. Midoriya and Bakugou go to school here before being admitted into UA High. Destruction of something precious (Midoriya’s Notebook) leads to a great change in the narrative.
  • Dagobah Municipal Beach Park: Named For Dagobah, where Luke Skywalker’s Training from Hell with Yoda takes place. Midoriya undergoes similar training so he can inherit One For All.
  • Nabu Junior High: Named for Naboo. Hitoshi Shinso went to this school before attending UA. In Episode I, Naboo is blockaded by the Trade Federation, referencing the obstacles Shinso was unable to overcome, not being admitted to the Hero course due to his Quirk not being suited for direct combat.
  • Hosu, Tokyo: Named for Hoth. In Star Wars, the Battle of Hoth was the result of an ambush by the Imperial army, after discovering the Rebel Alliance base there, and the Rebels lost badly. In much the same way, Stain loses due to an ambush by Iida, Midoriya and Todoroki, and the city is almost overrun by an attack from three Nomou.
  • Kamino Ward, Yokohama: Named for Kamino, where the Clone Troops were grown. Similarly, Kamino is where One For All was growing Nomou to use in attacks carried out by the League of Villains/Villain Alliance.
  • Mustafu: Named for Mustafar, the site of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s last battle. Bakugou and Midoriya’s hometown, as well as where UA is located; possibly a reference to the bitter rivalry between Bakugou and Midoriya. but  it could also be foreshadowing that midoriyas father is all for one who references darth vader  and mustafar is where darth vaders castle ( sometimes referred to as vaders personal abode) which served as darth vaders personal residence  and Dr Tsubasa’s family seems to live in the area.

 so that would mean there would be a darth vader figure who would most likely be dekus is father and the person who fits darth vader with the guy ourighit needing a machine ot help him breathe and having a mask to help him with that . who e wears a mobile life-support system and a black helmet that hides his deformed face after an encounter with the Protagonist’s(midoriya) mentor. with the injuries being the mentors (all might) like how darth vaders deformed face was caused by obi wan /

all for one is an example of

all for one is darth vader

all for one could very well have stolen a quirk that granted him eternal youth do to the fact that he is older than  nana who was shigarakis grandmother and gran torino was already shown to be old  like a grandfather and all for ones hands are like that of a young mans

edit :  as @loona-cry said in our conversation 

“AFO also watched Izuku destroy himself against Todoroki on national television during the Sports Festival which would be why he gave All Might shit for it and the constant attacks for a poor teacher is better than saying “your shit is maiming my son”.
He has monitors, there’s also the strong implication that he has some sight because he knows that All Might isn’t smiling anymore when he drops the Shimura bomb in the fight.”

“AFO also never told Shigaraki about OFA or All Might’s connection to Izuku. He waited until after Shigaraki and Izuku were gone to give All Might shit about it and he also never specifically instructs Shigaraki to target Izuku despite having suspicions about OFA.”

“the parallels of  the  Son of the symbol of “evil” midoriya who is the heir to all might versus the grandson of a previous ofa user shigaraki the heir of all for one 

“It also ties into the discussion with Todoroki in the Sports Festival. Imagine the irony of Izuku being AFO’s son and telling Todoroki that Todoroki isn’t bound to his father legacy or genetics.

and all for one never said shigaraki will kill  izuku

it was all might who made the theory 

He didn’t confirm All Might’s theory. If anything, he dismissed it.

AFO is again deflecting from Izuku. Unless it’s about All Might’s bad teaching, he doesn’t talk about Izuku directly, which is suspicious from someone who’s killed the previous OFA wielders. He doesn’t even refer to Izuku as Izuku, it’s Izuku’s full name once then “your student” or “you disciple”.

In the Viz translation, when AFO speaks to the doctor, the doctor says that it’ll be five years before they develop a regeneration Quirk for AFO to heal, NOT that he can’t heal. So why is AFO is planning on giving Shigaraki his villainous legacy when he’s clearly still planning to be around after the fact and why is he so eager for the doctor to hurry up? Having a family would explain his urgency.

Those are AFO’s hands. One hand is close to Shigaraki’s head like a puppeteer, but his other hand is closer to Izuku distance wise.
It’s also more like he’s about to reach out in a caress rather than an outright grip.

also all three people on the cover some how have a aconnection to all for one 

shigaraki in that afo is his mentor and bakugou in that he was kidnapped by the villain alliance and bakugou was one of izukus bullys

and on the v10 cover bakugou is facing away with his back while  shigaraki and izukus are facing forward.

AFO is really eager to help Shigaraki with Bakugou despite him encouraging Shigaraki’s independence. It’s an opportunity to basically torture one of his son’s bullies. He already turned one into a noumu in spite of that kid being the grandson of his doctor. AFO’s hada big  toothy grin about it.

If AFO was placing Shigaraki first, then why is he so happy to help in relation to this?

He’s really happy at being invited to be involved. What’s the bet he would’ve turned Bakugou into a Noumu as well?Can’t persuade him? Harvest his Quirk and use him as a weapon, same as Tsubasa.

The vigilante stuff is really just icing on the cake at this point.If AFO does get involved with Izuku again and manages to somehow persuade him to his views that the government is full of bastards then it’s a spit in the face to All Might, his brother and the government.

It also makes his hatred of All Might more clear. All Might is the system, All Might has basically caused his son to admire the system that screwed over AFO instead of any connection with the father.All Might basically replaced AFO and depending on Shigaraki’s age, it also might be what prompted AFO’s kidnapping of Shimura.

AFO loses his family, he rips away the closet thing All Might has to one.

remember when afo said all might stole something precious to him

Yep, his family do you think?AFO in the Viz translations is hugely different to the scanlationsLike, he openly despises Bakugou  

After he teleports him to him his response is a reluctant “… Apologies… Bakugou” as if he doesn’t even want to say it. His manner of speaking is a lot more casual as well In the same volume when Bakugou’s kidnappedShigaraki outright requests that AFO uses his skillset on Bakugou So it seems like they were outright going to either Quirk harvest him or turn him into a So the thing we Shigaraki asking for helping when Bakugou says no Master, lend me *your* power.“ The your is in italics so it’s All For One’s Quirk he wants.AFO’s response is "Very well… A smart choice Tomura Shigaraki." 

hen later on after Bakugou’s teleported away

anonymous asked:

Do you by any chance have any recs with fics where Tony starts off in a rship with someone else who isn't nice? And ends up with Steve or friends with Steve and not with whoever it was? Thankyou

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again?  I’m here for it.  If anyone has other suggestions, please add them!


this grey house where I come from by jukeboxhound:  There was never any actual violence, nothing dramatic or traumatizing, so Tony doesn’t know why ancient history can occasionally make him feel nauseous, or why some of the most innocuous and nonthreatening things that come out of Steve’s mouth can make his breath stutter.

The Darkness I know So Well (Too Well) by Avengerz: Tony Stark is an Omega in a world where that makes him little more than a slave. And Obadiah Stane is his owner.This was never going to end well

After All of the Sparks (You’re Still Alone in the Dark) by BewaretheIdes15:  Tony has always struggled with the concepts of positive versus negative attention.

Good For You by @orbingarrow; Steve doesn’t understand why Tony dates people who abuse him. Tony doesn’t understand why Steve cares.The rest is bad choices, good choices, rehab, milkshakes, paintball, YouTube videos, couples therapy and learning to put the past in the past. Or: How Tony finds his happy ending.

Heartbreaker by AnonEhouse:  In this AU Stane decides to break the golden goose to his will rather than kill Tony. Steve tries to repair the damage.

There Should Be More Happy People by meh_guh:  Tony’s had plenty of experience being the object of someone’s obsession; hey, he’s awesome, who can blame people for loving him?
He’s even an old-hand at restraining orders, though it was always Pepper who filed for them.
Which might actually be a problem now that she’s left New York.

Perceptions of Light and Shadow by @winterstar95:   Signing up for an art course had not been his intention at all. He’d gone into the building after something else entirely. And not the hot teacher, the other one, the one with the arm or lack thereof. Tony Stark might be a warmonger to the rest of the world, especially his soon to be father-in-law, Obadiah Stane, but his true heart lies in building, inventing, and helping others. After what he saw in Afghanistan he decides to change everything with his company and way of life. He wants to redirect the company into biotech, green energy, anything that will make the world a better place. So, walking into the little art school was only to find a way to talk with the disabled Vet, it wasn’t to sign up for an art class, and it sure had nothing to do with how hot the teacher was. After all, Tony Stark is engaged and about to be married to the love of his life, Ty Stane. Why would he care about a down on his luck art teacher, who is a single father, and who has a mysterious job at a downtown exclusive club? Nope, Tony is perfectly happy in his life…yep, perfectly happy. He just can’t figure out why he just signed up for art classes.

Crescendo by @winterstar95:   1949- World War II ended and all the boys came home heroes, except for Tony Stark. After the war, Tony returned Stateside disgraced because his plane went down and his father traded secrets with Imperial Japan to gain his freedom. Once he dreamed of going to Hollywood and becoming a star, now he’s stuck singing in a club run by Victor von Doom – the same man he used to (and maybe still does) have a relationship. Victor protects him when the committee on un-American activities threatens, so he owes the man his life and his soul. Tony Stark only wants to sing and forget his worries. But then one day a war hero walks into the club and starts to ask questions. Steve Rogers with his earnest eyes and his honest expression draws Tony like a moth to the proverbial flame. But Steve the war hero has secrets of his own, and when their two worlds collide – well, it just might be the death of both of them.

Big, Blond, Beautiful and a dick by Imonherewaytoooften:  Steve and Tony have been dating for two months when Colonel James Rhodes comes to visit. Steve wants to know why Rhodes suddenly hates him but he might not like the truth when he finds out.

There Comes You by ShadowsLament:  A chance encounter with one of Tony’s former acquaintances leads to several revelations.

Condition by romanoff: The mission was a bad idea. Tony could have told you that before he ended up on his knees.Tony is a sub on a team of doms. Nothing particularly unusual about that. Except that Tony is keeping it together by a very thin thread and everything he’s worked to keep inside for so long is unravelled by one moment and his own damn biology.

held (series) by romanoff:  It’s not the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to Tony, but it’s up there.

Lie There and Breathe by peppermintchild:  D/s World AU. Tony was Obadiah’s abused Sub since he was a teenager, something that even after Obadiah’s death no one knew about. Tony doesn’t know how to be in a healthy relationship and is terrified of having another bad one, so he decides that he’ll simply remain on his own; lonely, but giving himself the feeling of safety that was beaten out of him for twenty-odd years. Then he meets Captain America and the two of them Bond; Steve is ecstatic, Tony has a breakdown.

I’m fine by Morethancupcake: It’s not a mantra. Not really. It’s not something he explicitly tells himself. No.It’s just… it stuck to him.Fine. He’s fine.

Slander by StonyAvengerGirl16: Slander: The action and/or crime of making a false spoken statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation.Tony Stark had a lot of ex’s.Alright maybe not ex’s, per say, but there were most definitely people who used to like him that now don’t. It doesn’t really effect anything regularly, so he just faces the fact that he was an idiot and tries to move on.ORHow one said ex’s appearance on national TV sparked a relationship between a genius billionaire philanthropist and the Star-Spangled Man With a Plan.

Shattered Defenses by some1_around: Tony Stark hasn’t led the luxurious and easy life most people think he has.ORFive times Tony Stark had his heart broken, and one time Steve helped to glue the pieces back together.

DRAFT: Tiberius by @musicalluna (WiP): First draft.When Tony’s boyfriend Tiberius opens their relationship, Tony agrees, because what else is he going to do? He wants him to be happy.That’s when he meets Steve Rogers.

Flying Colors by @musicalluna:   Steve really likes Tony and Tony’s an affectionate drunk, which makes Steve’s life difficult. Really, really difficult.

Sock It To Him by @musicalluna:   TWO FOR ONE FICLETS
Tony is shaken by the reappearance of an ex.  An encounter with Steve leads to a punched face for Tiberius.

Tony’s Worst Ex by ilovepandas50:  Fury comes to Natasha with a mission to profile Tiberius Stone. She is to infiltrate a party as Tony’s +1. While SHIELD knows that Tony and the target had a previous relationship, they don’t know the full extent of their relationship. After this party, they will know.


June 25, 1967: The Beatles perform ‘All You Need Is Love’ on Our World, the world’s first live television satellite link-up to be seen by approximately 400 million people across five continents. The satellite link-up was devised by the BBC. Personalities, including Maria Callas and Pablo Picasso, from 19 nations performed in separate items from their respective countries. The event, which lasted two-and-a-half hours, had the largest television audience to date.

“Brian was very excited about the idea of the broadcast which led to ‘All You Need Is Love’. He came to me and said, ‘Look, there’s an international hook-up with all nations and the Beatles have been chosen to represent it. We’d be doing a live broadcast to 200, 300 million people in every part of the globe.’ In those days that was unbelievable, because television was very limited. So he was enormously excited about it, and very proud of the fact that the Beatles were leading the way. It was very good that it was a very successful broadcast.
Of course, Brian was using it as an opportunity. He was offered the broadcast and he took it, but he could see that the Beatles were going to become important artists without necessarily having to tour.”
— George Martin (The Brian Epstein Story by Debbie Geller)

Double Time (10/24)

Disclaimer: Red vs Blue and related characters are the property of Rooster Teeth.
Language, Canon-typical violence
Tuckington, Chex
Rating: T
[Hero Time Sequel] After the events of Hero Time, the city and Blood Gulch are prepared for the true return of superheroes in a big way. But while Washington is attempting to adjust to a new relationship and a new living arrangement, the call of new heroes and a new mayor mean major changes for his professional life as well as his personal one. How will the balance of values fare when his new partners come to test everything he’s made of.

A/N: Who’s ready for things to get SAPPY in here? I am. I’m totally read for some more sap. Which is why I wrote it. ;P 

Special thanks to @analiarvb, @secretlystephaniebrown, @thepheonixqueen, @ashleystlawrence, @washingtonstub, @imagentmi, @a-taller-tale, @icefrozenover, @matt-you-got-this, @notatroll7, and Yin on AO3 and tumblr for the wonderful feed back! I truly appreciate it more than you know.

All On His Own

When Wash usually opened the door and was met by Church’s unimpressed expression, he was a swath of emotions ranging from mutually annoyed to exhaustedly accepting. 

On that rarest of nights, Wash was relieved and – more than even that – had been the one to call up the annoyed former super villain himself.

“I hate babysitting,” Church reported immediately, shoving past Washington without even bothering to shut the door behind him.

“I know,” Wash replied, taking the time to shut the door. 

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anonymous asked:

Bitch stop being so anti-American. You evidently know nothing about what's really at stake for certain groups of people in the US. Talk about a victim complex.

All the Americans who will be hurt by a Trump presidency- non-white folks, LGBT+ folks, disabled folks, the poor, muslims and other non-Christians have my sympathy and I truly hope you’d all pull through. If you’re coming at this angle as a Trump supporter tho, then fuck off. 

But I’m gonna assume you’re not and, you know, just think for a moment. You’re here in my inbox telling me I have a victim complex. Think about that for a moment. 

Have you any idea how much US foreign policy affects us? Any damned idea at all? Your soldiers and your military bases are already in our countries. Your country has nuclear warheads. Your country has the biggest blue water navy in the world. Your country toppled and instated leaders at its own will for its own ends. Your economy is tied to all others- if you go down, so do we. And it looks like your next president will be an unhinged man who doesn’t even know anything about global affairs, who is easily baited and vindictive and takes everything personally? Who has laughed and treated nuclear proliferation so lightly? Who has said on TV he sees nothing wrong with having your soldiers commit war crimes- not that they haven’t in the past, but brazenly proclaiming it like this does seriously undermine the basic respect for international human rights law. Why does anybody else even have to try, if the police man of the world openly says fuck it? It may not be much, but just the very fact that these basic rights were at least recognised by nations, even if they didn’t always follow them, was crucial for people to have something to point to. We can’t even trust your next president not to engage in nuclear proliferation; he wants to hand out nukes like candy in Asia and I can tell you my family there is afraid this kind of talk will start an arms race and inflame nationalist sentiment and then aggression- and then all of us will be reliving 1941 again. 

Please don’t tell me not to be so anti-American, when we will feel the consequences of these election, but unlike you guys, we could not cast a vote in it. And I didn’t even say anything like haha fuck I hope the US burns to the ground. I was expressing my dismay with the results. I don’t want the US to burn to the ground because guess who will be the collateral damage when an empire collapses? 

And by the way, yes, actually a lot of us overseas know how the election will impact vulnerable groups of Americans. Because our media here has been providing extensive wall-to-wall coverage as though it were a local election. Because that’s how important American elections are to the world. 

Taehyung Scenario - ‘Who’s line is it anyway?’

Requested by a lovely anon <3

[ REQUEST: TAEHYUNG scenario in which I’m an idol, and my dorm is being filmed- like a reality show (daily routine and so on) and I start to sing different bts songs early when I wake up, but only Taehyung’s parts and producers see that and realize that I like him and next day they bring him? And he asks me out or something like that ]

*Don’t own the gif/s yo*

Author: Ellie ( A/N: Thank yall for being so supportive and cute, like cute feedback really motivates us all to keep up with all of this so a big big thank you :))

You sat yourself up as your alarm clock went off. You knew that the cameras were on 24/7 so you actually didn’t care about how they would catch you on camera. You tossed the blanket off of your body and stepped out of bed. Unfortunately, you started singing some lyrics that were stuck in your head as you walked to the bathroom. You really liked the lyrics of the worldwide known band BTS. Most of all, you like the parts of the lad Tae, who had some of the best parts in your opinion. So you sang a bunch of their songs, including War of hormone, Butterfly & Just one day. You danced and sang your soul out not giving a single fuck about the millions of people watching you. You changed, still singing from the top of your lungs, knowing they could hear you in the other room. You laughed because it was actually ridiculous that people were watching this. Then you went off to the studio to get some music done.
You were sitting on the chair next to the reporter, taking a sip of your water as he spoke. 

“So as we’ve seen on the latest episode of your TV show you seem to really like BTS“ He said. You started laughing to hide the fact that it made you flustered hearing the truth. 

“Well, yeah, I do“ you truthfully spoke. He nodded in answer. 

“But we noticed something else,” He said,  “you seem to only really like Taehyung’s lines“ he poked you playfully. You nodded laughing. 

“The others have amazing parts as well, but I kind of feel like every part Tae sings is made for him, you know what I mean?“ he nodded. 

“So he’s your bias?” He asked boldly and you laughed. Are you even allowed to confess this like this on national TV? 

“You could say it like that” you laughed your nervousness off 

“That’s it for today then. Thank you Y/N for joining us today!“ He said brightly as the interview came to a close. You smiled, walking backstage to get something to eat.

You had just grabbed something when you felt someone tap your shoulder. You quickly turned around, having half of the food stuck in your mouth. Your eyes widened as you saw who interrupted your meal.

“You must be (Y/N).“ He said, smiling widely. You cracked up stuffing the last bit of food into your mouth.

“Yeah, and you must be Tae.“ You said and he smiled even wider.

“I like that nickname.“ 

You offered him something from your plate and he thankfully took a piece. 

“You know, your feelings for me aren’t very well hidden, and I’m not really good at stuff like this but…” he paused slightly shaking. You found it absolutely adorable how nervous he suddenly became, “Would you like to go on a date with me?“ 

You smiled widely. Could this day actually get any better? 

“I would love to.“ You said. He smiled, giving you a shy hug. 

“And just to let you know, I always your lyrics as well. The boys went crazy on me today.“ he laughed.

Storm the World with Reckless Abandon

Snippet #2

Nobody really knew the exact reason why they were here.

Tapping the table with his neatly clipped fingernails, Finnick glanced around the table to the other victors who all looked whether bored, impatient, or nervous out of their minds on why they were called.

The fact it was the president who called them only skyrocketed the tension that suffocated the room.

To be honest, he was just relieved that the call had interrupted the ‘activities’ he had been enforced to take, whole body still aching and feeling violated over what the Capital demanded of him.

Closing his eyes, he stomped down the well of self-loathing and memories that arose at the thought of what his job entailed, and thought back instead to the situation that Panem was currently dealing with at the moment. Personally, Finnick thought everyone was acting like headless chickens who had no clue on how to handle the bombshell handed to them, which was incredibly amusing. Not that he could really blame them however.

He had been ‘entertaining’ a pair of twins when all of Panem’s television sets suddenly turned on for a special message from President Snow.

The very fact Snow was notifying all of Panem of some occurrence had made Finnick inwardly tense while he carefully stayed relaxed and loose in both of the women’s giggling arms.

And what Snow said next shocked the nation as whole.

Pandemonium exploded.

An outsider. Someone outside of Panem had just stumbled into District 12 before being apprehended and immediately sent to the Capital, probably to be interrogated over how exactly his very existence was even possible. Everyone knew the war had damaged the earth in a world-wide scale, to the point some places were simply inhabitable or too dangerous to risk exploring.

This solid fact wasn’t even one of Panem’s many games or lies. After all, nothing in nearly a hundred years has ever come from outside the borders of Panem. And at the beginning, people who had been banished to the outside world was confirmed to be dead by real footages that even the tributes knew weren’t fake after long-time experience in distinguishing what was real or not on camera.

Finnick had leaned in, watching the piece of film that was showing on screen of the outsider’s capture with interest, and felt his heart plummet down to the bottom of the ocean when he finally got a clear view of the mysterious figure’s face.

A teenager. It was a fucking teenager.

Worse, he was the prime age of people who got reaped, people who Snow loved to pick on.

And even from the barely minutes clip that was shown to the public, Finnick could already distinguish the square shoulders, the defiant chin and straight back that practically screamed at the world to challenge him. Strength radiated off of him in spectacular waves.

Strength that Snow would have much pleasure in shattering into pieces.

Already, Finnick knew without doubt that Snow was going to use the kid, create an intricate plan that’ll crush whatever rising hope the Districts will roar with and make an example out of this outsider.

As for how, well, that has yet to be revealed.

Ten minutes of silence passed before someone finally came into the room. Everyone straightened immediately when shockingly, President Snow himself entered in, a genial cold smile fixated on his bearded face. His very presence demanded attention, his appearance deceptively frail though the razor shop cruelty in his eyes negated the image.

“I’m glad all of you can make it.” He said, as if they had a choice in the matter. Finnick saw Johanna gnash her teeth together at the sentence and worried she might try something. The death of her family was still fresh from last year and Finnick, who had gotten close to her enough to see through her vicious demeanor, saw a flicker of fear mixed with potent hatred in her glinting eyes.

“Well, we didn’t really have anything better to do.” Haymitch suddenly drawled out, swirling a cup of whiskey lazily. His eyes were sharp though, landing on Johanna for only a second before proceeding to grin drunkenly.

Finnick immediately got where Haymitch was going with this and resisted the urge to shut his eyes and sigh. Driving Snow’s displeasure toward a much less volatile target who actually knew which buttons to push was better than the mess known as Johanna Mason.

Sometimes, Finnick hated Haymitch for always trying to take the blame. It made him feel more indebted to him than he already was.

Snow’s eyes narrowed minutely, which practically screamed how truly irritated he was by the drunk man, but he simply nodded and kept talking, much to the room’s collective relief.

“As you are all aware, we have a guest currently residing in the Capital.” The president declared. Johanna looked close to snorting at the word ‘guest’ and glanced at him from the corner of his eye. More like prisoner.

Snow planted his hands on the table imperiously, coming in between Cashmere and Gloss. Both discreetly inched away, not wanting to get anywhere near the man who literally made their lives hell.

“Unfortunately, the boy,” some of the more younger tributes couldn’t help but flinch at the reminder. “cannot stay in the Capital. Showing such favoritism to a person not even from Panem would be… unfair, don’t you agree?” He questioned with a light note, eyes hard. “Though we don’t want to show we’re inhospitable, now do we?”

No one answered, which was an answer in itself. Their response made the old man smile.

It was terrifying.

Finnick understood where Snow came from. There was the slim chance that the Capital might get attached or too curious for their own good with this new novelty in the shape of a person. It would be more difficult to get rid of the outsider under such close scrutiny and attention if his usefulness finally depleted itself. And putting a complete unknown in the heart of Panem was just asking for chaos to happen.

Putting him in a district where Snow could keep an eye on him however…

Suddenly, Finnick knew exactly what Snow was going to ask.

And right on cue, Snow said, “Which is why I would like to ask one of you to take him in.”

Stunned silence greeted the suggestion, everyone completely blanking out on what to say.

“What?” Johanna typically broke the ice, an incredulous laugh bubbling out of her like molten lava. “Are you fucking with me?”

“What she means is,” Beetee quickly butts in, seeing the rising danger Johanna was causing. “Why particularly the victors? Why not other more suitable citizens?”

Snow smiles with all his teeth and it sends a shiver down Finnick’s spine. He swore he could smell the blood that was constantly under Snow’s breathe even from across the table.

“Why? Exempting the Capital itself, all of you are the richest and most comfortably living people in all of Panem. It would be a great honor for anyone to be under your wing.”

There was a look in Snow’s eyes that said he was about to make the finishing blow and Finnick was wary of it.

He was proven right.

“And anyone who is willing to take him in, will not have to come to the Capital in the foreseeable future as long as he remains a guest for as long as I allow it.”

The reactions were immediate.

Johanna practically leaped off her chair to stand with wide, shining eyes and a look of fierce resolve painted Cashmere’s face. They looked more fired up than they probably did in the games, and that was alarmingly dangerous.

Finnick knew, at the back of his mind, that Snow was clearly manipulating them, making them feel rare want so he could decimate it in the near future and break them even further.

Despite himself though, Finnick felt a swell of desperate hopefulness grow inside his chest, nearly choking him in its potency. Hazily, he could see the rest of the tributes stiffen as the full realization of what this meant hit them fully.

No more prostitution. No more having to force themselves to smile in front of people who they loathe, monsters in human skin cheering at their shining tributes who can do no wrong. No more having to directly face the fame they hated, fame that tore apart their old lives and killed off their friends and family.

Just a moment of reprieve. A small period of time where they could put down their guards and masks, to stay home with whoever they loved was left. The very idea was heavenworthy.

He could see it in their eyes. They were in the arena again, turning against each other to claw for the prize that awaited them if they won. Even Chaff, the most easy-going of them all, looked grim and ready to crush anyone who dared to take this dangling bait away from him.

Snow’s smile was menacing, cruel and mocking. Finnick was attacked by a sudden feeling of hatred so deep that he wanted to leap across the table and strangle the bastard.

He was doing this. He was creating strife among a group of damaged people who only had each other. And god damn it, it was working.

“We could take him in.” Gloss instantly, eagerly, volunteered before anyone could say anything. “Two tributes taking him in will be quite a story for the Capital.”

“Pair of victor siblings taking in a child who doesn’t know our ways? It’ll be great on the papers.” Cashmere added in her two cents.

“My children and husband would love him.” Cecelia interjected with a harshness that was outside her usually motherly nature. “A whole family set would sound much better in comparison.”

Enobaria scoffed, the sound full of condescension. “Please. It’s going to have to be someone from a Career district obviously. After all, if anyone should hold guests, it should be from the best of the best. Everyone knows that.”

“Really? Cause this is news to me bitch.” Johanna hissed, eyes sparking like spitfire.

“What did you say?”

Finnick watched as chaos and screeching shouts bounced off the walls, watched as they all destroyed each other, picking on each other’s weaknesses that they gained over the years. Tearing each other apart until nothing will be left but resentment and bloodshed.

Watched as Snow smiled in the background, reaping the benefits of the discord he has caused.

He glanced at Haymitch and Chaff, who were looking at each other with grave expressions as the euphoria of what was offered wore off for these older men who had seen too much.

The revolution they were trying to set up needed not just a spark, but cooperation. If this ended up destroying the tributes trust in each other, there was going to be hell to pay. They couldn’t afford to break apart, not now. Not when they were so damn close.

So Finnick did what he always did.

He took the fall so others would survive.

Putting on his most winning smile, he started to laugh, the pressure of knowing this would have to be an once-in-a-lifetime performance making his hands slightly clammy. Everyone stopped and was watching him now.

But nobody was going to notice something minor like that.

All they saw was Finnick Odair grinning charmingly with all the confidence of a man who knew he was going to win.

Most of the tributes have seen him act, knows his cues and ticks and weak spots.

He was determined to not let any of them show.

Finnick started to clap in a rather languid manner, still grinning away while Snow watched him with beady eyes that took in his handsome features down to his ridiculous dress shoes that his stylist insisted he should wear.

“Well,” Finnick clicked his teeth, putting on a show of mock disapproval. “This isn’t civilized at all. Though I have to say, Enobaria is right. It’s going to have to be a Career, otherwise people aren’t going to see it as us being completely hospitable with our guest.”

He just knew Johanna was glaring lasers at him even without looking. She was going to hate him by the end of this.

Snow was staring at him contemplatively, aged eyebrows raised.

“And you’re suggesting yourself?” he said mildly.

“Of course!” Finnick chuckled lowly, seductively. It always won him points, even when he’s not in bed. “Out of all the tributes, I’m the youngest by far, excluding our lovely Johanna of course but like I said, Career. So logically, our guest who’s what, sixteen? Eighteen? He would feel most comfortable with someone close to his age group. More willing to trust.”

“Indeed.” Snow agreed, and Finnick’s heart thumped wildly as victory came within reach. “However, how are you so sure he will trust you in the end?”

“No offense Mr. President,” Finnick said with all the empty arrogance he could muster. “but who doesn’t like me?”

And oh, how bitterly true that was.

Snow actually chuckled at this, cool amusement clear in his eyes and that’s when Finnick knew he won.

“True.” The man looked him straight in the eyes, turning Finnick cold. “Who knows, you just might like him back.”

And on that note, President Snow left the room, the door closing behind the disorder he had just created of his own making.


She passed him by furiously along with everyone else.

Finnick sighed in the now empty room and ran a hand through bronze locks, feeling more alone then he has in a long time.

Note: ARE YOU KIDDING ME. This was meant to be crack! It still is, by the way, but wow, this took a serious turn that I didn’t mean for it to take. Like, what the hell? I’m kind of proud/annoyed with myself right now. God, just, please accept this and I pray to god people won’t start asking me to turn this into an actual fic. I have waaay too much to do to afford that right now. Anyways, please reblog, comment, or generally tell me what you think so far! And whether or not I characterized Finnick okay. I really don’t want to screw up his character.



Yuri’s Silence

Some thoughts about Yuri!!! On Ice, episode 10

It’s likely that no one will see this because I am not really ~involved in fandom~ on Tumblr, but a couple friends told me I should post this, so HERE YOU GO, WORLD.

Non-spoilery summary: It really stood out to me that Yuri never directly referenced/mentioned A Specific Thing in this episode, and I’m pretty sure there is a REASON he doesn’t mention this thing directly and I AM FILLED WITH EMOTIONS ABOUT THIS, SEND HELP

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Why do people not absolutely LOVE Christopher Eccleston?

Like seriously,

he felt the need to prove to Rose he could dance…

His sarcastic-sass fuels this nation…

He pointed out how oblivious our race is…

The humor in this man is just fantastic…

He just makes things funny no matter the situation…

He is just genuinely fantastic.

Plus, he actually gave a shit when a couple said they said it didn’t matter if they died for the sake of the world because “they’re not important” and

He knows how absolutely stupid reality TV shows.

And how do we ignore the fact that when he kissed Rose, he said “I think you need a doctor”

I strongly believe that if he had more episodes, he would be just as favored as the other doctors.

anonymous asked:

Stephen has been very vocally pro-Olicity in the last week. If love to hear you thoughts on why this is considering, despite his own personal opinion, he has firmly maintained a neutral stance since S2, with the exception of one SDCC interview. I'm wondering if there is concern amongst the ranks that Olicity fans either won't tune without Oliver on screen in present day or because we suspect difficult times are ahead considering some recent spoilers. Thoughts all knowing Olicity goddess?

Anonymous said: First off, Happy Arrow Wednesday! We made it!! I just need to flail a bit about the fact that Jimmy Kimmel brought up Felicity/Olicity in Stephen’s interview. This is HUGE. His interview wasn’t very long and the fact that Olicity was talked about at all is such a big big deal. Those topics are predetermined. Olicity is so powerful that it was discussed on national television. Such an awesome way to start this Arrow Wednesday!! What are your thoughts on his interview? Thx!

Our Captain sure is chatty lately isn’t he?

My thoughts on the Kimmel interview are here. I stand by the gifs.

I actually disagree with the assertion that Stephen has maintained neutrality since S2. Every interview is different and the nuances in every interview are incredibly important. The way the question is phrased is vital - especially when discussing ship wars.

Yes, obviously Stephen has always been supportive of Olicity since day one - it’s why he’s our Captain. Everyone knows that his personal opinion definitely slants towards that ship and a belief that Oliver’s true love is Felicity.  However, he has always adamantly refused to say one way or the other which ship he prefers - Lauriver or Olicity. And it’s for understandable reasons.

I’m teasing about Stephens “I don’t give a fuck about ship wars” attitude. I don’t actually think that’s what’s going on. I think the interviewers have just finally gotten smart. I know. Miracles can happen.

In all of these interviews this past let’s just say couple weeks, because Stephen’s been on a media blitz promoting 3x10, there are a couple interviews that come to mind - Access Hollywood, TVLine, EW, Jimmy Kimmel and of course the great SDCC interview.

Do you want to know what all of these interviews have in common? NONE, I repeat, NONE are asking Stephen for his personal opinion. They are asking Stephen about OLIVER’S feelings and what’s going on the show. The answer is simple - there’s one love and that’s Felicity. BOOM.

I think the why is best addressed in the TVLine article. Hero’s stories are different in the romance department because they typically choose ONE main love interest for the hero. It’s not necessary for a love triangle or a bevvy of love interests, because the conflict doesn’t stem from romance. The conflict stems from outside factors - by the hero’s journey. So it enables the writers to be a bit more honest about the hero’s true feelings, without needing to pull the will they/won’t they trigger. Also…it’s just the way hero’s stories roll. Take it up with Homer.

Arrow is in its 3rd season. They know what works and what doesn’t. As the other Anon so elegantly pointed out - what was brought up on Jimmy Kimmel was incredibly important. This interview was big - national television, late night. And Olicity was one of the main topics. Kimmel’s team does their research and and topics are predetermined, so yes…Olicity is hugely important and a driving factor on the show. Everyone knows that. The writers, producers, actors and even the media. Everyone is on board. So, what’s the point of dancing around it anymore? The show isn’t. The show has definitely made Oliver’s choice - it is Felicity. And it’s obvious Felicity loves Oliver. As Stephen elogquently points out - it’s not love but circumstance is the issue for these two lovebirds. Typical of any hero story (Looking at you Superman!!!).

So this provides Stephen with a great deal of freedom and a hell of a lot of cover. He can be more honest not because he’s choosing a personal preference but because THE SHOW HAS.

They are not promoting Olicity because the writers/producers are concerned that fans aren’t going to watch or because there’s more trouble in the water. They’ve been promoting Olicity since this summer. They’ve got research in hand, the ratings are proof - Olicity is popular among the fan base. It drives ratings. It makes the show money. That’s why it’s trotted out like a pretty pony at a horse show every interview. It’s the sparkly diamond the fans want to  ”ooh and aaah” over. That’s what peaks our interest. That’s one of the reasons we watch/read the interviews. Olicity doesn’t simply give Arrow traction among viewers - it gains the media outlet traction as well.

Bottom line? Whether Oliver & Felicity are together or not, the show has chosen a lane. The love story of Arrow is Oliver & Felicity. And that’s the way they are going to promote it. Which means…that’s the way Stephen promotes it.

Which, believe me, makes our Captain very very happy.
Trump demands apology from Hamilton cast after Mike Pence booed
After audience jeered vice-president elect at New York musical, actor addressed him from stage: ‘We are the diverse Americans anxious you will not protect us’
By Joanna Walters

If Trump truly understood American rights and freedoms, he wouldn’t demand an apology from the cast of Hamilton.  

It’s gone beyond hoping that those who voted for him understand the danger Trump is to this country. That they’d see the error of their ways.  When one doesn’t understand the fundamentals of being American and decides instead to spread lies and propaganda - we can’t accept this.

“The Serbian regime would use a similar technique. To weld the population together, official propaganda drew on the sources of the Serbian mystique, that of a people who were the mistreated victims and martyrs of history and that of Greater Serbia, indissolubly linked to the Orthodox religion.”

The fundamental principles of propaganda, highlighted by de la Brosse, are: keep it simple; project one’s own faults onto the enemy; use the news to one’s own advantage through exaggeration, distortion and omission; repeat the message endlessly; rely on myths and history; and create a national consensus.

Serbian television and radio’s repetitive use of pejorative descriptions, such as “Ustashe hordes”, “Vatican fascists”, “Mujahedin fighters”, “fundamentalist warriors of Jihad”, and “Albanian terrorists”, quickly became part of common usage.

Unverified stories, presented as fact, were turned into common knowledge - for example, that Bosnian Muslims were feeding Serb children to animals in the Sarajevo zoo. In these stories, friends and neighbours, fellow countrymen and women were turned into “the other”, lacking humanising or individual characteristics. 

- Judith Arnatta, quoting Prof. Renaud de la Brosse

This is what he said on Twitter about a peaceful, gentle plea:

Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen! The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!

Look at the willful distortion of truth, the repetition of Mike Pence’s name and the cast of Hamilton, the usage of “safe and special place.”  This is not unintentional.  This is not the behavior of someone who respects freedom of speech in its most fundamental form.

We cannot be silent.  We must speak the truth and fight propaganda.  Engage others always.  Engage them constantly.  Fight to keep the avenues of freedom open.

I’ve been trying to tell myself I’m worried for nothing. Losing sleep over my own paranoia. Overly anxious. Trying to pacify myself.  But I think anyone who knows the history of the 20th century and the rise of fascism and autocracies is like me right now: scared, but ready to fight.  We are living in the worst possible outcome. That’s why I’m trying for the hail Mary, because it doesn’t get worse than this. 

We MUST fight. 

anonymous asked:

The comment that they "can't forget everything that has happened" shows me that they have chosen to completely replace reality with an alternate universe of their own invention. None of those things they "can't forget" actually happened, they made them up. They have been lying to themselves completely for years, to the point where their false world has become their reality. Now they are having a jarring case of cognitive dissonance because reality isn't matching up to their fantasies at all

“None of the things they ‘can’t forget’ actually happened, they made them up.” I wonder about this a lot, actually. 

I mean, there are certain aspects of the whole Larry thing that are dependent on a person’s perception, and it’s hard to argue with something subjective. When someone says, “They look at each other like they love each other,” I feel weird about trying to argue that it’s a fraternal type of love and not a romantic one, because either argument requires me to make an assessment of the emotional experiences of a celebrity I’ve never met. At the end of the day, you can’t turn your perceptions of other people’s emotions into facts, which is why the body language arguments fall so flat. None of us can read Louis Tomlinson’s mind. None of us know exactly what he’s feeling or thinking at any given moment, and it’s so ridiculous to me that there are people who say, with the utmost confidence, “I can tell he loves Harry because of this moment of eye contact,” or “I know for a fact that he has no emotional connection to Freddie because of this pap shot.” So, making subjective assessments of someone’s mood or thought process and presenting that as evidence to support a claim is pretty weird to me.

But what’s even weirder is like, the shit that is 100% headcanon, but gets trotted out as an undeniable fact. Like the Oops / Hi! thing. I am so fucking sick of that story, because it’s completely invented. People added 1 (Louis and Harry met in the men’s room at boot camp) and 2 (Harry’s much later and unattributed quote on twitter, “I’m glad I was stood next to you at the urinals..if I had to get someone’s pee splashed on me, I’d much rather have your pee than his pee.”) and came up with starfish (Louis’ “Oops” and Harry’s “Hi” are the first words they said to each other after a moment of accidental watersports). That story is completely made up. And that is not why Louis got his “Oops” tattoo

He literally told us why he got that tattoo. He sat on James Corden’s couch on national television and told us why he got the Oops tattoo, and it has absolutely nothing to do with getting accidentally pissed on by his bandmate. But people are still passing around the oops/hi thing like it’s fact?? And it just… isn’t? 

zaynispureperfection  asked:

Hi Toni if you are taking prompts can you do " I’m sorry, what were you saying? I keep getting lost in your eyes.” thank you xx

Hi Preethi,

Thank you. Sorry for the wait. 

This is a little bit of a Politics AU. Liam and Zayn are working on a campaign for a presidential/prime ministerial candidate.  They’re both speechwriters and are stuck in the campaign HQ trying to pen an important speech. This is what happens next.  Do I even need to add that its overlong, oh well. 

Hope you enjoy it, even just a bit. 

PS. i don’t know all there is to know about politics by any means so there’s minimal politics chat here.  


‘What’s another word for empowered?’  Zayn asks around a yawn, from the chair behind the desk in his office. 

Liam’s slumped in the chair, head resting on his folded arms which are on the small round table, right next to the half empty pizza boxes.

He lifts his head for a moment. ‘Huh?’

‘What’s another word for em-ah sod it’  Zayn screws the piece of paper up and throws it to the ground to join the ever expanding collection of balls of paper there. 

He gets up from the settee and plonks himself on the chair next to Liam’s and pokes his side, playfully.

‘Sod off you, just because you can tolerate coffee and managed to knock back a dozen cups earlier doesn’t give you the right to ruin my sleep’  But all the weight of his argument is lost when he pokes back at Zayn who easily dodges the finger but smirks at Liam as he does so.

‘What time’s it?’  

Liam glances at his watch, since the clock on the wall stopped working weeks ago, the campaign budget not stretching far enough to buying new batteries and the sight of the time leaves him feeling even more tired.

‘Ten to 3′  he says its quietly and Zayn raises his eyebrows.

‘They didn’t tell me about this when I signed up for it, they didn’t tell me I’d be working till all hours’  

Liam nudges his arm and bats his eyelashes though along with his winks, its never a proper job of it but it has the desired effect of course and Zayn’s stomach flip flops as he does it.  

‘At least you get to do it with me’  Though he actually blushes as he says it, and lowers his eyes and mumbles a ‘sorry’ as he does so. 

He gazes at Liam, and shakes his head fondly.  They’ve worked together for almost a year now on this campaign, and he’s seen Liam in all kinds of moods. Happy, well no ecstatic when something went well, when a line in a speech made everything perfect, when a newspaper or a political blog would repeat the words Higgins said that had come from Liam’s brain, or even more amazingly, the delight he showed when they’d repeat all the words Zayn had written, he’s so unselfish in his joy and his pride and his excitement. 

Its a rare thing Zayn thinks and its one of the reasons he appreciates him so much.  But Liam’s not just about that, he’s capable of issuing the bollockings to end all bollockings to anyone on the staff, even Higgins and he’s got no time for egos.   But he’s also someone who’ll pay for a taxi home, not just for one of them, but for 10 of them if they’ve had to work later, even if it wasn’t his choice to work late. 

And Zayn’s never told him, that he’d seen him walk home, he’d cycled past him and he’d wanted to stop and offer him a backie but they’re serious political types apparently and he’s aware that 2 campaign workers riding on the same bike, on top of all the other innuendo and gossip about them and their closeness or as Caroline says it with exaggerated air quotes in the air ‘their closeness’  that Zayn’s already privy to, but Liam seems fairly oblivious to, that and the fact that 2 grown men riding on the piddly little bike that Zayn scraped the money together for on their measly wages would be a disaster waiting to happen.

He’s just someone Zayn enjoys being around, someone who when they started all his talent and everything about him had been overlooked, he was just the lad to make tea and coffee albeit the lad straight from uni who’d beaten off all the competition for one of the jobs on the campaign until Baz had relegated him to those duties right up till Baz had left, in a huff 2 hours before a keynote speech when Higgins how blown a gasket over the fact that the speech he’d written, and given Zayn barely any chance to contribute to incidentally, was shit and not just shit, but plagiarised to death. 

Liam who’d found Zayn, slumped over the desk, scribbling words out, and then writing new ones and scribbling them out all over again and muttering swear words into the air, till Zayn had looked up and found him stood there in front of the desk for just a moment, clicking his teeth with his tongue and then snatching the paper from him, and he’d had made noises of approval then had a found a pen and sat himself in the chair, the chair he’s sat in now actually, and within 20 minutes had produced a speech that set the tone for every single speech since then, every single speech that has helped them get Higgins to within touching distance of the nomination.

And In six months time, all this will be over, they’ll either be celebrating the nomination and the next steps from there or they’ll be licking their wounds, and putting it all down to experience, but he’s just grateful that’s all, that they’ve had all this, the two of them.  That they’ve shared it, and that they’re so alike, and that’s it all been so easy, no disagreements, just them, knocking along together like they’d known each other for too long, with no complications. 

He’s aware of a hand waving in front of his eyes, and he realises he’s drifted off, in that way he’s wont to do lately.   Already mourning what he hasn’t lost yet, what he hasn’t even attempted to try and keep yet.

So he needs to chill and instead he meets Liam’s eyes and that’s never a good thing, well except it is, it’s always the best thing. They say eyes are the window to a soul and Zayn thought that was some straight up cliche bullshit till he met Liam, till he discovered that those brown eyes full of warmth, full of sparkle, full of mischief at times, and full of something that he thinks get confused with too many times, that feels like more than just plain affection but that’s all it has to be are eyes he can get lost in, eyes that match up with the soul that somehow feels like its made for him.  Its not though and he shuts down that thought immediately.

Instead he lowers his gaze for a moment and Liam’s lips are moving but then as he flicks his eyes back up to Liam’s mouth, he looks concerned and he’s actually raising his hand up to Zayn’s forehead and laying it flat against it.

And Zayn thinks to himself ‘I’m sorry, what were you saying? I keep getting lost in your eyes”

But he can feel his own lips moving and wait, no, he didn’t did he? And he slaps his hand to cover his own mouth, just as Liam’s hand jerks away from his forehead like he’s burned it and all he can see in Liam’s eyes is shock before he drops his gaze down again and he can see the colour rising high in Liam’s cheeks, and his neck and it all feels like a reflection of himself.

And its serious, this shit is serious, and its not as though he’s the first person in this campaign to fall in love, and its not as though Higgins hasn’t made it perfectly clear that he fully supports gay rights, its not about that at all, its about the fact that Zayn’s spent the last god knows how many years of his life trying to be taken seriously, trying to build his life into something, trying to make his parents proud and yet here he is, acting like every used up cliche in the book. 

For all his mastery of words as well, for all the ways that Zayn’s learned to conjure up words, to pull them together and make it sound like something that can inspire a nation, the way that he and Liam compliment each other, for all that and for everything he’s put in, for the fact that he thinks nothing of staying up till this hour of the morning, not just once a week but when its rarer for him to be home and watching TV at any time before its got ‘AM’  in it, he said that, and smaller things have derailed campaigns before, and it’ll be his name on it, and Liam’s and maybe people outside won’t know though they’ll question it, but he’ll know and that’ll be his legacy.  

If he’s honest with himself, he’s more annoyed that those words are what’s killed everything, that he hasn’t taken the bull by the horns, that he hasn’t shown the courage that he prided himself on for so long, that courage that made him realise he wanted people who didn’t have that courage, didn’t have the backing he had that enabled him to have that bravery, to realise that he could help them have a leader instead who could give them that bravery, help them believe anything was possible, the fact that he’s enabled all that, and not just him but Liam. They.  The two of them. ‘The two of us’ as Liam tells it, that its all gone out the window on the back of words he couldn’t keep in his mouth.

And he thinks he should probably articulate all that, and soon, because well they’ve still got a speech to finish and he still needs to find out another word for empower, but as he looks up and expects to find Liam stood on the other side of the room, avoiding his gaze, instead Liam’s in front of him on the chair, but he’s sort of perched on the end of it as far as Zayn can see, and his’s head is tilted to one side, but the look of concern’s gone, and instead he’s smiling as he murmurs.

‘Welcome back’

‘Wha?’ Zayn finds himself replying and well, mr articulate speeechwriter has left the building apparently. 

‘From wherever you’d been Zayn’  and then Zayn vaguely hears the sound of the chair, Liam’s leg, dragging itself closer and then as if in slow motion Liam’s hand is on one of his knees, and he feels a shiver, but its not a bad thing, it feels good, natural even but then Liam starts speaking again, and somehow  hos voice sounds several octaves lower, if that’s even possible. 

‘Now would I be entirely wrong and misreading the signals altogether if I moved in even closer and if I raised this hand slightly higher up your leg’   

Zayn shakes his head and mumbles out ‘No’ and he finds himself smiling, feels the heat rising, and feels his body respond, as Liam’s hand gently smoothes its way to his thigh and then Liam’s closer to him, his mouth inches away from his own and he fights the urge to tell him to ‘cut the crap and just come sit on my lap Liam’ 

But just as Liam’s lips lightly touch at his own, they’re gone and instead his beard tickles at Zayn’s skin, and then he can hear Liam’s breathing in his ear, feel his mouth next to it.

And then he’s murmuring words.  ‘Sanctioned, Permitted, Allowed’ and then his mouth moves away from his ear and he’s facing him again, his mouth so close to his own, and then he’s moving his lips lower down to peppers soft kisses on his neck before he raises his head and he grins at Zayn.  

Then he whispers two more words.  ‘Unshackled.  Unchained’.

And well fuck yes, but ‘Why Liam, just shut up and get on with it?’

Liam laughs softly, and then he says it, shit eating grin and all.  I’f you hadn’t noticed Zed, time’s marching on and we’ve got a speech and a certain someone asked for other words for empowered, and well some of us can multi task’

Zayn hates Liam okay and he shakes his head and they’re definitely not using empowered in any of the speeches ever again or any of the words like it, as he drops a hand down to Liam’s hand on his leg and moves it in the direction of the belt on his trousers.

‘Okay then, Mr Multitasker extraordinaire, how’s about while you’re doing that, you tell me what’s another word for tease’  he feels the hand undoing his belt and the lips that cover his own and consequences be damned before he places a hand on Liam’s chest to stop him, pause him for a moment.

‘A word except for Liam Payne that is’.

‘Shut up Zayn and let me fucking kiss you’ 

He does.