the flashback ; ; it was done so well

anonymous asked:

that pidge moment when she thought matt was dead just broke me. i nearly shed a tear but didn't when she found the coordinates

i cried like a bitch and honestly that episode was the best episode of voltron

the scenery, the direction, the emotions, the flashbacks, the voice acting, THAT ENTIRE SCENE WHERE PIDGE BROKE DOWN!!! it was all so fucking well done, i really hope we get more episodes like this in the future

Updated theories about season 4 dates - To keep us sane.
  • Okay, so shall we do the math (again), count some days and weeks, in order to have something to hold on to, countdown to and basically keep us sane?
  • I’ve done this before (on other premises), but after Even’s birthday *painful flashbacks* everything has changed!… We desperately try to make up theories in order to stay out of a limbo and accept that we know nothing, and the lightning might as well strike on a very random day.

BUT…

  • Let’s take a look at season 4. What do we know? nothing! … But we know that the school year at Nissen ends on the 22nd of June. That means the season must end on Friday the 23rd at the very latest. 
  • I actually hope that is the case, and part of the reason everything is so late. If the season ends when the summer holiday begins, then we get to witness Even’s graduation AND Isak’s birthday on the 21st. Even deserves that, and we deserve that!!
  • We don’t know how long the season will be, but my guess is 10 episodes, so let’s stick to that (keep it worst case scenario so we won’t get disappointed)
  • We also know that there will be a break in the middle of the season. season 1 & 3 had a one-week break, and season 2 had a two-week break. We don’t know if the length of the break has anything to do with the time of year, or the length of the season. But let’s stick to a 1 week break (again, we are working with the latest the season will start)
  • So, that means we have to count 11 weeks back from Friday the 23rd of June, which is Friday April 7. So, the first update will (most likely) be a day between Saturday April 1st and Monday April 3rd.
  • We can’t compare trailer calculation with the previous seasons anymore, because they came out about 3 month before the season started, so we are way overdue.
  • My take is, that we will get it about one month before the season begins. It doesn’t make much sense to release it later that that. A month before is VERY close to the premiere date.
  • My conclusion: The trailer will premiere in week 9
  • A reason everything is so late compared to the other seasons could be that season 4 wasn’t planed out for Julie as the other 3 seasons were. Maybe she didn’t make her final decisions about the main before season 3 was over or close to end, because she wanted the fans reactions - And from there she had to figure out the story line.
  • Does this sound plausible to you? please tell me… am I way off?

The way the show handled the flashbacks was so incredibly well done because they not only connected them to what was going on in the present, they also connected them to each other. So Alec jokingly asking for the time and saying he has to go to the institute makes more sense when you realize that the first night he slept over at Magnus’ loft, he said the same thing and couldn’t get out of Magnus’ loft fast enough after realizing he’d let his guard down and spent the night. It adds another layer of nuance to the look on Magnus’ face.

At the time of the 1x06 flashback, you could tell Magnus was hurt by Alec’s reaction to having spent the night - he’d thought that Alec was different, that Alec saw him differently than the other shadowhunters, which is how Alec was able to begin breaking down the walls around Magnus’ heart without even trying. Yet here he was, jumping up from the couch so as not to sit next to Magnus, rushing to get out the door, telling him he couldn’t tell anyone he had been there. He was ashamed, though not necessarily for the reasons Magnus thought, and that shame brought out the defensive side in Magnus because it was something he’d dealt with his entire life.

Gone is the vulnerable Magnus, and in his place is the man who couldn’t understand why Dot would risk her life for a shadowhunter. He reminds Alec of something he probably never thought of before - which is that he has just as much reason to not want anyone to know he let a shadowhunter spend the night. That Alec is as much a pariah to the downworlders as Magnus would be to the shadowhunters. It’s not exactly the same, obviously, because although downworlders are powerful they’re not the ones in the position of power in their society. But it’s a connection that he and Alec have - that they both had every reason to not let their guard down, to not want to spend more time together. And yet they both went against their beliefs because their instinct was to trust each other. To help each other.

Alec smiles a little when Magnus says there must be something in the air influencing their decision, but I’m fairly certain Magnus already suspected it was more than just simple trust. He also learned something important about Alec - that he had walls around his heart, too. That Magnus, if only for a moment, was able to knock them down. And maybe Alec put them back up that morning, but if Magnus could get through them again, maybe both of them could find a reason to not need those walls anymore, and maybe they could both finally be happy. You could finally see exactly what it is that Magnus saw in Alec that night that made him feel there was a connection between them.

And ultimately, Magnus was right. Every time Alec or Magnus let down another wall around their heart, they achieved a new level of happiness together. Alec facing his fear of losing his loved ones and his career, because for once he wanted to put his happiness first. Magnus facing his fear of rejection, even after being rejected, because after a hundred years of not feeling anything, he had to at least fight for the connection he felt. Alec letting himself be vulnerable enough to apologize when he made a mistake and hurt Magnus, and vulnerable enough to go to him when he was hurting over the demon attack on the Institute. Magnus letting himself be vulnerable enough to take the next step in their relationship, even though he was afraid Alec would want to leave if he let him in too much, and even though he was afraid of how Alec would react once he finally saw physical proof of the demon blood in his veins. Both of them trusting the other not to break their heart. 

When Alec teases him the next morning and asks if he was really that afraid he was going to leave, Magnus says no, but the truth is that’s exactly what Magnus is afraid of. That the more he lets himself feel, the more he has to lose. That’s how he’s protected his heart for the past century. And when he thinks he might lose Alec in 2x10, he’s willing to do anything, risk anything, to ensure his safety, because he already knew he loved him. He’s known for a long time, which is why he was so afraid of doing anything that might push Alec away again. And then when he sees him again and Alec says he loves him, it’s like he’s in awe that Alec would actually feel the same way, that not only did he not want to leave after everything, but he was just as terrified of losing Magnus as Magnus was of losing him.

In fact, Alec continues to surprise Magnus with his acceptance and understanding. He doesn’t judge Magnus for having killed his stepfather, because he understands he was only a child and that this one act doesn’t define who he is as a person. He doesn’t just stop at telling Magnus his eyes are beautiful, or that physically he finds him attractive - he tells him that nothing about Magnus could ever be ugly, contradicting what Magnus has always felt deep down about himself. He makes him feel beautiful, desired, loved… everything he’s never truly gotten to feel before.

Which is why it’s so hard for him to choose between Alec - a once in a lifetime love that may never come again - and his people - innocent people who never asked to be born the way they were, who have had their lives controlled by people who barely distinguish the difference between their humanity and their half-demon blood, and who are just as entitled to life as anyone else yet continually made to feel otherwise. People who depend on Magnus to do what’s best for them. In some ways it’s the same struggle Alec went through in the first season, having to choose between his own happiness and his duty as a shadowhunter, but for Magnus it’s more complicated than the because the consequences of choosing his happiness won’t just be his to bear, should the worst case scenario happen. And even though Alec tries to convince Magnus that he doesn’t have to choose one or the other, it’s easier for him to feel that way because while his people are dying, they aren’t the ones being targeted for total annihilation. And it’s not that Magnus doesn’t recognize Alec’s attempts to bridge their worlds, even in light of his mistake - I think he just knows that the situation has accelerated beyond that, and the time it would take for it to work is time they may not have now that Valentine has escaped.

It’s just such a complex situation and I feel so blessed that the show is exploring how that impacts their relationship, as well as their individual journey’s as characters. I love that you aren’t completely sure of what the right choice actually is in this situation, because neither are they, and that’s kind of the point of this storyline. The only thing you do know is that they’ll find their way back together again, and when they do, they’ll be stronger than before, because that’s what happens when you face an obstacle and learn how to overcome it. 

why you should read the bone witch by rin chupeco

i haven’t written one of these posts in forever but let’s gooooo!! here are some reasons why you should read the bone witch by rin chupeco (which releases today, march 7!)

  • look,,, this is easily one of my favorite reads of the year okay we’re only 3 months in but i’m calling it
  • so in this world, people literally wear their hearts on display!! they’re called heartsglass and they turn different colors depending on what mood you’re in
  • if they’re silver, it means that you can draw runes, which is code for “do magic/summon elements” tbh
  • the runes are fire, water, earth, forest, metal, wind, and dark
  • the women who can draw these runes train to become asha
  • asha are kind of like geishas, because they are trained to entertain people with dancing, singing, playing music, etc.
  • but also!! they can fight, and they can be bodyguards
  • sooo basically, asha are both highly “feminine” but also kickass
  • anyway the protagonist, tea, discovers she’s a dark asha (or bone witch, but that’s considered derogatory) when she raises her brother, fox, from the dead!!
  • luckily there’s another dark asha in the area, lady mykaela, who takes tea (and by extension, fox) under her wing
  • (also dark asha raise these things called daeva, which are basically demons, and they kill them so that they can take the bezoars from them)
  • she takes them to the willows so that tea can train to be an asha
  • on the way there, they meet the crown prince of one of the countries, prince kance, who tea develops a crush on
  • later, she meets his cousin, kalen, who is a deathseeker
  • deathseekers are the males whose heartsglass are silver; they’re forced to serve in the army and aren’t allowed to train to be asha (more on this later)
  • lowkey,,,,,there’s an implied love triangle,,,,but,,,i love both guys so
  • anyway we get to see a lot of tea’s training which is so cool and well thought out!!
  • also tea befriends a boy named likh, who has a silver heartsglass but doesn’t want to be a deathseeker
  • however, he can’t become an asha bc men can’t be feminine blah blah blah
  • they work together so that he can get the chance to train
  • sooo the whole book is a flashback, and between every chapter (the italicized parts) is the present, but told from the pov of someone who meets tea now, after she’s done something to get her exiled (like 2-3 years later)
  • it’s really interesting to see tea’s beginning and her future
  • but it’s agonizing not knowing what happens in between!!!
  • anyway time for quotes!!:
  • “if women are encouraged to fight and draw runes and strive to be a man’s equal in those regard, then why can’t a man be encouraged to sing and dance and entertain as we do?”
  • “perhaps we should carve a world one day where the strength lies in who you are rather than in what they expect you to be.”
  • or when fox discovered tea’s crush on prince kance: “how did the first date go? has he asked for your hand in marriage yet, or should we have stayed longer?”

that got way too long i’m sorry i’m just so passionate about this book okay read it!! exquisite worldbuilding!! moreover, diversity in fantasy (bc yeah, even in other worlds, not everyone is white!!) amazing characters!! antiheroine main character!! great sibling relationships!! questioning of the boundaries of femininity and masculinity!! magic-wielding, geisha-like asha!! also, 5 confirmed lgbtq+ characters within this book and the sequel!! read the bone witch by rin chupeco!!

This Is Me Letting You Go - Letter #1: The beginning of our end [Grayson Mini-Series]

Hey guys! I posted a few days ago that I was gonna make this small series and I finally got part one done! This is a mini-series so it won’t have more than 10 parts probably 5 at most. I’ve been so busy with school now that classes have started. I really hope you enjoy!

There will be moments where there are flashbacks. Those will be in bold. Enjoy!


Dear Grayson, 

At this very moment, you are probably reading this first letter with that adorable look of confusion on your face that I adore so much. You’re probably wondering what these letters are about. Why did I write them? 

Well Grayson, it’s pretty simple. If you’re reading this, it’s because I’ve reached my breaking point and I just can’t keep faking it anymore. I can’t keep pretending I am happy when I’m completely broken inside. I know by now you’re probably shaking your head, thinking, “But why? No. I would’ve noticed if something was wrong. I would’ve known, I’ve always known”. But you didn’t know and you couldn’t have, and these letters will explain why.

Let’s start in the beginning, shall we?

It all started the day before you left for tour. Remember that day Gray? We had so much fun, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed as much as I did that day. I remember the goal was to spend as much time as we could together, making the best memories that we could hold on to while you were gone for half a year, and we did. We took an impromptu road trip to the beach for the whole day, I never felt closer to you than I did that day. 

There was one moment in particular from that day that stayed in my mind the whole time you were gone. I don’t know if you remember, but as we drove home from our small road trip; you told me we needed to have a talk once we got home. I remember thinking all types of things in that moment. I was even thinking you were going to ask me to go to tour with you again, even though I had already said I couldn’t because of my job and summer school; but at that point, I was thinking of saying yes. Ready to leave it all behind because half a year without you would’ve been torture Gray. 

But that wasn’t it, was it? Once we got back to the apartment, the look you had on your face already said it all even if I didn’t want to admit it. 

“Y/N I… I just…” I saw Grayson look down at his hands for a moment before meeting my gaze once again, “I-I think we should take a break” 

I slowly step away from him, clutching my chest as my heart begins to fall apart from the impact of those five final words. We should take a break.

“Look Y-Y/N I love you, you know I do-”

“Then why the break?” I interrupted. How could he tell me he loved me and ask for a break at the same time? It didn’t make sense. 

“Just listen to me please” He ran his fingers through his hair in frustration, his eyes beginning to water. Once I nodded, he continued, “I’m going to be gone for six months okay? SIX MONTHS. That’s half a year! I don’t want to do the whole long distance relationship thing Y/N. Distance ruins relationships which is why I just think we should take a break until I get back. See how we are when I’m back for good and not just for a few days before leaving again for months.”

I shook my head profusely and turned away from him to make my way to the door. “If you want to be single while you’re on tour then just fucking say it Grayson! But don’t come to me with that taking a break bullshit, just so you’ll have someone to come back to when you’re back from sleeping with girls from all over the world.”

Before I could open the door all the way, I saw Grayson’s hand quickly shut it closed and turn me to face him once again. “Y/N you know I’m not like that” He grabbed my face and gently kissed me on the lips, “I’m. Yours. And. Only. Yours” he whispered in between kisses. 

I looked up at him as my tears fell freely, “Then why Grayson? Why break up?”

“I don’t want to, trust me, but tour is going to be super busy. And once we go international, we’ll be on different time zones. We won’t be able to talk as much as we’d like and I don’t want to make you feel ignored or upset. I don’t want that to make us end badly and permanently.” He bit his lip and looked down, trying to hold in the tears. 

Although this was the last thing I wanted, maybe he did have a point. This could just be a small break. I knew Grayson loved me and I loved him, this would just be temporary. Once he got back, we would go back to normal. 

I placed my hand on his cheek and made him meet my gaze once again, “Okay” I said with a sad smile. 

You told me you wanted to take a break and no matter how many times my heart told me not to do it, I accepted it. We thought it was what was best for us at the time, it was supposed to be a small break, but boy were we wrong right? And you know exactly what I mean by that. 

Because once you got back, you weren’t mine and only mine were you? You’re probably saying to yourself “No y/n, yes I was” because you kept your word. You didn’t sleep around while you were gone. No you didn’t cheat, if it can even be called cheating since we were no longer together. But you met someone on tour didn’t you? Amber. She worked for the company that created your tour and therefore was around you 24/7 for those six months you were away. Something I wasn’t. 

She had become a part of your life while you were away and you brought her along after you got back as well, saying you were “just close friends”. And you fought me on it back then and you’re probably still doing it right now, but I saw it in your eyes once you made it back home in December, there was more there. 

But Amber is the topic of our second letter. One thing for sure though, I wish I could go back and fight a little harder. Fight for us to stick together through this. Because we could’ve made it if we had. But you said it yourself, It was only supposed to be a break, and then everything was going to be back to normal. 

But instead it became the beginning of our end. 

- Y/N 

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts about todays Episode of Gaiden?

I thought that it was another decent episode.

I didn’t like the addition of the scene where Sasuke seemed very unsentimental towards Sakura, by saying how he couldn’t allow personal feelings to get in the way of the mission:

I know that it was simply the logical attitude to take, and if anything, it actually revealed that Sasuke was actively trying to suppress his personal feelings. However, it still gave off a negative impression to those who don’t pay attention, which unfortunately makes up a large proportion of the viewers.

Other than the flashback that was really well done, I quite liked the addition of two filler scenes with Orochimaru. The first was how after Naruto commented on how Orochimaru looked younger, the latter was essentially just like “you and I both know how I do it, so why even bring up the topic?”:

I liked that little allusion to Orochimaru’s immoral technique of immortality.

The other filler with Orochimaru that I liked was how they referenced Mitsuki, when Orochimaru asked Naruto how “the child” was doing, to which the latter replied that he was doing well:

So yeah that was also a neat little addition.

But yeah the episode was decent overall, with the highlight definitely being the flashback between Sakura and Sarada, I probably enjoyed the anime version better than the manga version for that scene. But at the same time, I still don’t see why they just pick and choose certain scenes to leave out. It certainly can’t be due to time constraints, seeing as how they have the liberty of including all these filler scenes.

Furthermore, it was a little disappointing that they didn’t include the mini flashback of Sakura and Sasuke holding infant Sarada’s hands just prior to the flashback like Kishi did in the manga:

However, because the scene was included in the ending song, I suppose I can let this omission slide. It was… an okay episode ^_^ 

⭐️SHOUTOUT TO ONE OF MY BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS FOR THE UTGN PROJECT!⭐️

There are so many super neat Undertale comics in progress right now, it’s honestly a little bit intimidating. But! One of the advantages of that is being able to draw inspiration from them. I may not be working digitally or working off of my own premise like most comics are, but it’s really neat to see other people working with the characters in their own ways…which brings me to the point of this blurb.

One of the most inspirational comics that I’ve been following as I work on the graphic novel is @xxtc-96xx’s Endertale. It’s a comic following the True Pacifist run, specifically a version where Frisk pulled some shenanigans in order to save Asriel and now they’re living out a fantastic life with their friends and new family. There’s only one problem, though… Chara’s not exactly on board with this idea. Chara wants a reset and is going to get it by whatever means necessary, since Frisk has firmly decided that they don’t want to destroy the happy future they’ve managed to get for everyone. And thus…Frisk endures a lot of torture and flashbacks and suffering courtesy of our favorite ghost friend (which is what the doodle of UTGN Frisk and Chara is a reference to).

The comic is adorable and hilarious for part of the time and for a lot of the time it’s incredibly intense and suspenseful. I’m always super excited when the next part comes in on my dash. It’s very well done and the art style and story and character work are marvelous.
It’s a huge inspiration to me as an Undertale comic artist because well, it’s just so amazing and well-received, and getting to follow a comic like that gives me hope for the future of mine. Mine will never be quite as imaginative and well-done as Endertale, but I can always try.

I look forward to seeing more of Endertale in the future. @xxtc-96xx, excellent work so far and thank you so much for being such a big inspiration to me.

(and if you’re here and have no idea what the heck I’m talking about gO rEAd Endertale)

My thoughts about episode 7x23

I wanted to say something about episode 7x23. To me, it felt very similar to episode 3x20, because of the concept behind both these episodes, because of their meaning, because of the way these episodes gave us a more detailed and even more powerful picture of what was going on in Steve and Danny’s lives when they first met each other.

Episode 3x20 showed us that Steve lost two of the most important people in his life in an awfully short amount of time: first Freddie, then his father. Feeling this kind of pain, he came back to Hawaii… and he chose to stay. Why? He wasn’t (only) motivated by the desire to seek revenge against who killed his father. We saw him turning down, at first, the offer that Governor Jameson made him. He could have gone after Hesse on his own, without being part of Five-0. He was willing to stay in the Navy, to leave Hawaii again… before listening to his father’s message, before meeting Danny, before finding a family with Five-0. Emotions led him back to Hawaii: the ones he felt listening to his father’s words on that recorder and the ones he felt since the first time he met Danny. Steve was a broken man, he needed to be saved and he knew, he just knew, somehow, that Danny was the person that could save him. 

And Danny. A man who was dealing with a failed marriage and a brand new life started in Hawaii just to be able to be close to his daughter, being constantly threatened by his ex-wife with the possibility that Grace could’ve been taken away from him… we saw more of that in this episode, the way Rachel taunted, tortured him, the way he had to fight for the sacrosanct right to see his daughter, the way Rachel prevented Danny from being properly focused on his job, because only her time was valuable, because she had the upper hand and she just loved to twist the knife in Danny’s wounds.

And both episodes show us Steve and Danny feeling awfully guilty… Steve, feeling responsible for Freddie’s death… he was the one who asked Freddie to be part of that mission, he was the one who couldn’t protect him… Danny, knowing that Makino risked his life calling him, while Danny was too busy dealing with Rachel’s tantrums to pick up the phone…

Steve and Danny had such an enormous weight on their shoulders, such an unbearable pain in their hearts when they met each other…  two broken toys who, since the very first moment, started and never stopped fixing each other, giving each other what they needed the most: Danny gave Steve the family he desperately needed and craved for, Steve gave Danny a home, in the largest and most important sense. They saved each other, they keep saving each other, in the most wonderful way.

Among the many, and all so beautiful and so well done, parallels and references to the pilot and 1x08 episodes, I loved one the most. 

In the flashback we see Danny yelling to Rachel that he needs to do his job to be able to make some money and buy things for his daughter, like some water park tickets so he could spend some quality time with Grace… and in the pilot we see Steve giving Danny his first gift, one of many: three nights at the Kahala Hotel … “I heard this place has a pool, you can swim with the dolphins, just take it”. After all the fights, the efforts, the anger, the pain, Steve starts showing Danny that being loved, being happy, can be the easiest thing in the world, a gratuitous, God-given gift, when the right person comes along.

Fate brought these two people together. Somebody, up there, just knew they were meant to be together. The universe conspired so they could find each other, so that Danny could open that file that brought him to Steve’s house, that brought him to Steve.

And yes, life took so much from them, but it gave them so much, as well. It gave Danny someone who tells Grace and Charlie that their father is the best man he knows, that he’s the greatest man ever. It gave Steve someone who tells him “If something happens, I need you to take care of Grace”, someone who asks him to babysit his little son… They fill each other’s life with so much love, warmth, trust, happiness. They built the most perfect family unit together.

And, even if I hope we will soon see a less emotionally constipated Danny, who he’s not afraid of what he feels for Steve (to the point of thinking about retiring so he won’t have to deal – but he fools himself! – with this beautiful emotional mess that is going on in his mind and in his heart), who he’s not afraid of showing it, I think the last scene of this episode was so, so full of love. 

Danny talks to Makino about the people he met: Chin, Grover, Jerry, Kono… he leaves Steve for last, like, you know? like when you’re eating and you leave that one thing you like the most for last, to savor it, to taste it better. 

He talks about this man, “a bit of a putz, big, gigantic pain in my ass. I used to hate him. I still hate him every once in a while… “ … and the flashback to their first meeting starts… then it stops for a moment, so Danny can tell Makino, with all his heart: “Thank you. Thank you”, and right after that we’re in that garage, to relive that moment that changed their life, that made it so much better, giving them the chance to love, be loved, be happy.

And “thank you” is what I want to say, as well, after watching this episode. Even if I’m still afraid my heart will break if these two won’t get the happy ending they deserve, together. But this episode, and these seven years, proved me they’re worth the risk. And I will never stop believing they’re the love of each other’s life and being sure, 100%, that, like I already said yesterday, the most wonderful love books and love movies can’t stand a chance against what this show created with McDanno.

12x10 Jealousy and Obsession vs. Love

Kudos to Steve Yockey. Well done, sir.

Also, I almost titled this “All the Gay”, but fun fact: that’s what I titled my review for 11x19 “Meet the Hunter Husbands” “The Chitters”.

Hmmmm…

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Look at that smug motherfucker. Like, damn right, I don’t listen but you can’t stay mad at me forever and you wouldn’t have me any other way.

Anyway, more about the Destiel delightfulness at the end.

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anonymous asked:

Flashback Friday: harry and missus having an argument (a playful one) about who will give 17-year- old maverick ”the talk” since he brought his first girlfriend home for dinner to meet his parents.

You were doing laundry one afternoon and Harry was at the studio, while Maverick, who was now a teenager was doing homework in the kitchen with his girlfriend. You had finished folding some clothes, so you went to put them away before going back downstairs. When you opened Maverick’s bedroom door, you were shocked to see him and his girlfriend making out on his bed. You ended up dropping the basket of clothes onto the ground and the two teenagers jumped off and away from each other.

“What are you two doing up here?” you asked.

“Uh, we… we were taking a break,” Maverick blushed.

“Break’s over, you two need to go finish up your studying before her parent’s pick her up,” you said.

They both quickly get up and the girl walks past you completely embarrassed, while Maverick looks over at you.

“Don’t- we’ll talk about this later when your father gets home,” you said.

He nodded and went back downstairs.

**

Later that night after dinner, Maverick was cleaning up the kitchen when you pulled Harry aside.

“You’re not going to believe what I saw today,” you mumbled.

“What?” He asked.

“Your son and his girlfriend snuck up to his room! They were making out on his bed and I’m pretty sure had I not interrupted they would have been doing more,” you whispered. “I think it’s time we gave him the sex talk… more specifically you.”

“What? Why me?” He groaned.

“Because your his father and I’m pretty sure he’d be embarrassed if I did it,” you said.

“But Y/N,” he groaned. “We’re his parents, we both should be there for it.”

“No, not going to happen,” you said. “You’re his father and you know what it’s like to be a horny teenage boy, who can’t keep it his pants… but you also need to tell him he needs to wait.”

“Like we did?” He said. “We were younger than him when we first fucked.”

“Watch your fucking mouth,” you said hitting his arm. “And yeah, you’re right, we didn’t wait, but look at what happened. I got pregnant remember? If I hadn’t lost the baby… our lives… your life could have been very different.”

He sighed. “I know, I know, but it’s just… I feel like telling him to wait is so unrealistic. He’s a teenager with raging hormones…”

“So you’d rather our teenage son just go on a fucking spree because he can’t control it?” You rolled your eyes. “Do you want to be a grandfather that badly?”

“That’s not what I meant!” He groaned. “This is why you should give him the talk.”

“We’ve been through this!” You said. “You’re the father. You’ve also a penis as well, so like that automatically means it’s your job. If Maverick was a girl, I’d totally do it.”

He rolled his eyes. “Sure, you would.”

“I would! Because I’d have to tell our daughter about getting her period, so I’d throw in the whole spill about sex,” you said.

“But what if he’s like already had sex…” he said.

“Well, then you just gotta tell him to be safe always…” you said. “And you definitely need to tell him about girls and how just because they said yes one time doesn’ t mean it’s an automatic yes from here on out.”

“See! This is why you need to be there too,” he said. “Yes, I have a dick, but he came out of -”

“Do not finish that fucking sentence Harry Edward Styles or you will not be seeing what he came out of anytime soon,” you said.

“Mum, Dad,” Maverick said.

You both looked over at him and his face was flushed.

“Son, your Mum told me what happened this afternoon and I think we need to sit down and have a bit of a chat,” he said.

He nodded and you all sat down in the living room.

“First off, I’d like to know if you’ve… if uh… have you ever had sex,” he started off with. “If you have, that’s okay, we won’t be angry with you, we just want you to be honest.”

Maverick blushed. “Do we have to talk about this?”

“Yes, we do, you’re old enough to have this talk. I had this talk with your Nana Anna when I was around your age,” he said. “You know she did a fabulous job with me, maybe we should just get her to do-”

“Harry, get on with it,” you rolled your eyes.

“Look, I get it, you’re a teenager and you’ve got all these feelings going on and I won’t lie to you, your Mum and I… we were teenagers when we first slept together,” he said.

“I don’t need to hear about this,” he groaned.

“Anyway, your Mum and I slept together and she got pregnant,” he said.

“But… I’m… you had me in your twenties,” he said confused.

“That’s because I lost that baby,” you said. “Had I not, our lives would have been very different. We would have been teen parents and that’s something you need to think about. Like your father said, it’s normal to have the want to have sex, but there are huge consequences to having it.”

“Exactly, there are STD’s, pregnancies as the physical things, but also emotional things too,” Harry said. “And that goes for the girl or whoever you sleep with, you need to make always make sure the other person is willing and wanting to have sex too. And even if they want to at first, but change their mind, they’re allowed to do that and you need to stop.”

“And if they said yes once, doesn’t mean they’re always going to say yes,” you said.

“So, basically what we’re saying is always be sure before you choose to have sex and if you and your partner are willing, you need to be safe. I have condoms in our room if you need them, but I’ll also take you to buy some if you want,” he said.

“Okay, like I really appreciate this talk, but uh… I’m not planning on having sex anytime soon,” Maverick said. “I mean yeah, like I want to, but I also don’t feel ready… is that normal?”

“Yes, it’s perfectly normal,” Harry nodded.

Maverick nodded. “So… are we done?”

“Yeah! You can go upstairs and uh… get ready for bed,” he said.

“Okay,” Maverick said quickly before running up the stairs taking two at a time.

“Well, uh, that was interesting,” Harry mumbled shaking his head while you giggled.

“Yep, and think we get to go through this three more times,” you joked. 

“Oh god,” he complained. 

The writing and pacing and delivery on this show is so powerful I knew I felt Jaqueline’s pain as soon as she started talking up Mia’s story as too difficult for Jane and I knew they would reveal her story as well but it was done so well I cried so much when she took the weights. And shout out to them not just using emotionally charged content but also giving out a sexual assault help line number at the end of the episode and not having to include any graphic flashbacks to make their point. The Bold Type has done so much good please renew it

anyway since the op was a shaladin, i’m going to reiterate the same thing in my own words. i can’t wait for shiro to return to his spot as the black paladin/pilot of the black lion. as someone who is traumatized and has ptsd, it’s been so nice to see the writers and majority of this fandom acknowledge that shiro is a great leader to the team. 

ever since the lion switch, he (and allura) have both felt demoted within their narrative arcs, and everyone else says that’s a good thing because he finally gets to “rest”. while i’m all for shiro resting and taking care of himself mentally and physically, now when people say they want shiro to rest, it usually means that people just want him on the side lines and not back in a leadership position at all and only supporting the team instead of being an active member in stopping the organization that had traumatized him. being a paladin has given him a purpose, being the black paladin has made him feel stronger, strong enough to face his captors head on with a scowl and glowing arm and all, and shiro still has so much insight and room to grow as a leader because he’s not perfect. he’s still relatively young, he’s traumatized, and dealing with a majority of people out of his age range. 

shiro exposing himself willingly to fighting against those who have traumatized him so badly a year of his life went missing and he gets painful flashbacks and other symptoms is so important.  coming face to face with his abusers is so empowering because that’s how you do get better. coming face to face with your fears, your struggles. usually it’s done in small increments through therapy, but shiro is out in space and fighting for not only the entire universe, but himself as well. 

basically all i’m saying is that shiro is a good black paladin and a good leader, and i can’t wait for when he’s officially able to go back into the black lion. he is the true black paladin.

anonymous asked:

What about the last x-ray ask but with the Horrortale brothers and the Underswap brothers?

HT Sans: His eyesockets widen in surprise right before he just…shuts down. He has seen human bones before, he has helped peel the flesh and skin off of them himself after all. And he can recognize you in the x-ray, you still look like yourself after all, even without skin and flesh. 

It will take some time to get through to him after that, he will be caught in terrible flashbacks of what he has done to all those humans Underground. But somehow they all have your face now.

HT Papyrus: He blushes and grins at you with his crooked teeth. Well, he is wearing a retainer now, so they aren’t as crooked anymore. The light bounces off the metal on his teeth as he takes a closer look at your x-ray. Then flinches back embarrassed as he notices how awkward it could look like, him looking at your completely uncovered bones in a public place.

But there is something slightly off with his smile like he is trying extra hard to cover up something else. But only for a short time, then he is back to his usual self and you wonder if you there maybe wasn’t anything wrong after all.

US Sans: OhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHH ! He is blushing madly, eyes wide as he looks at the x-ray and back at you, just to blush even harder. He never expected to see that much of you. And wowie. You have really well-defined bones, he just has to say that. Just to blush even harder, his head is like a blue lightbulb by the end.

What you don’t see is him sneaking the x-ray back home and into his room with a sly smirk. He is keeping it.

US Papyrus: He tries to lean back against the wall, all chill and cool while grabbing one of his cigarettes. He misjudges how far away the wall is, eyes still glued to your x-ray, toppling over, throwing the cigarette into the air. He blushes, sitting up partly, his gaze wandering back to your x-ray while he tries to make a pun. Or plain say anything intelligible. It doesn’t work.

The cigarette lands in his eye socket.

All in all I have mixed feelings about this episode.

There were some things I think were done well. For example that they explained why Sakura never talked to Sarada about the details of Sasuke’s mission and his background. I think it makes sense that she wouldn’t tell her because Sasuke was a criminal in the past. And it explains Sakura’s reaction when she hears about Sarada finding that photo. Without that explanation it’d just seem as if Sakura worries about nothing, since there’s no other reason why she shouldn’t tell Sarada about Team Taka. So that was good imo, until Sakura says she’s a failure as a mom…I don’t even wanna talk about this, typical SP.

They fucked up the flashback big time. Just left out the whole summit so they have an excuse to put aside Sakura, obviously. I’d be okay with it if they’d done it to fix the timeline, which was sadly already messed up in the manga (because the meeting was kinda the start of Sasuke’s long-term mission, meaning before that he must have been in Konoha and with his family, which includes Sarada. But that doesn’t match with the fact that Naruto was already Hokage in the meeting, yet Sarada was already about 9-10 years old during the Hokage inauguration…well, you do the math, it’s messed up). But they didn’t fix anything, just made it worse. Meh.

Mama bear Sakura was fine. They even gave her….curves! Can you believe it? As for her meeting with Sasuke…it seemed a bit awkward at first, but then I remembered the interview with the VAs that was released recently. They spoke about “understanding without words” and I think that is what they wanted to show when Sasuke and Sakura simply looked at each other and Sakura then just…walked past him. They didn’t have to talk, they understood each other without words, so Sakura went on to Sarada because she was simply more important in that moment. That’s my interpretation, at least. And I like how Sasuke looked at her afterwards, when they actually DID talk.

So yeah, the episode could have been better. As always. But I think it could have been worse as well. I’m happy that at least the animation was alright.

Am I the only one who's kinda pissed that Piscatella got off so easily?

Like, in the last few episodes where he’s tied up and talking w Red, hearing him talk about how he’ll never be convicted of his crimes and that he’s not a criminal simply for this reason. Hearing him talk so piously about how criminals are so far beneath the rest of society regardless of their crime, even when he’s criminal himself. That just made me want to see him go to jail for the despicable shit he’s done so bad. But instead, he got a quick, painless death, and now he’ll likely be remembered by the media as an “unfortunate casualty”, while his involvement in Poussey’s death (as well as his murder of that inmate in his flashbacks), will likely not be mentioned at all. Just my two cents, I guess.

Mixed feelings about OITNB s5

I finished this afternoon and yeah. 

The last several episodes were really compelling but for most of the season otherwise I didn’t feel like I was on the edge of my seat. Not like I necessarily felt that way about the plot for other seasons, but I did feel so drawn in to all the characters that I hated stopping. I think the main thing with this season was how much more plot-driven it was rather than character-driven like the other seasons. Obviously there were plots in the others but far more of the time was devoted to exploring different character dynamics and their pasts. 

The story here felt all over the place up until the end. Still, there are a lot of dropped plots. Like Sophia going to Max? Coates randomly passing out after going outside? Daya’s baby being adopted? Aleida and Judy on the news? And a lot of the flashbacks didn’t seem that intense either. I thought Freida’s and Janae’s were interesting but the others were all for people we’ve already seen and weren’t that exciting. Like Daya’s and Alex’s and Piper’s especially were just… not anything new. Plus there’s tons of people we haven’t seen any for, so it was a bit frustrating. 

Plot points I enjoyed:

Everything with Taystee and the negotiations. She really stole the season, and the back-and-forth with her and Fig and the governor was really well done and heartbreaking at the end. 

Nicky working through her feelings for Lorna and calling up Vinnie at the end

Piper and Alex being more honest and everything. I’ve always thought they were a trainwreck but honestly they’re the type that you just can’t imagine what they’d ever do without each other. I admit I got super happy at the proposal too. 

Chang’s escape. She’s just awesome. 

The one lady who did the impressions! Easily one of the best scenes. 

Maria’s development and seeing Yadriel and her baby at the end. I might have cried. 

Gloria’s struggling with what choice to make. I really like her character so I was glad she got a more prominent story. 

Humphrey and Piscatella ending up DEAD. Both were very satisfying, although I admit I was very blind-sided by Piscatella’s. 

The hanging library memorial project. I’m not a SoSo fan but it was good to see  her channeling her grief/anger into that, plus I enjoyed her scenes with Janae. 

Not good parts:

The meth-heads, oh my god I want to shoot the screen every time they showed up

Everything with torturing the guards. I admit I enjoyed the talent show scene but pretty much all of the rest was just gross tbh, especially the thing with the hairy chested guy and Leanne. Really not necessary. I get that it’s everyone wanting to get revenge but it was overexposed and didn’t contribute that much to the story or anyone’s character development. And now they’re all out and don’t seem to be doing anything different anyway. 

Similarly making Judy King a slave? It was funny when they were just trying to scare her but it just got stupid. 

Pennsatucky ending up with Coates and the show portraying it as cute. I think it’s fucking sad. She’s excusing what he did because he’s sometimes nice and it’s an awful situation for any woman to be in and I’m pissed that this is what they’re going with. 

Piscatella going all Friday the 13th or whatever. It was such a bizarre horror theme and didn’t really fit. Like yes he’s evil but it seemed like an incredible overreaction. I don’t even remember why he was so mad at Red. She had an ego problem and it just made him totally snap, I guess. It seemed a little bit tropey though, like another oh here all these women are suffering horribly because of a man scene, watch them suffer so you really know just how bad this man is when we all knew already. If that makes sense. 

Mixed feelings parts:

Linda stuck in prison. It was very satisfying to see her having a rough time but she also remains a pretty shitty person (I don’t believe for a second that her conscience has changed her) and just kind of distracted from other characters. Plus the flashbacks were painful because it was very obvious that she was not twenty in that wig. 

Bailey feeling guilty. I think it was overdone to try to make us feel sorry for him. In a way I do because he really did not intend what happened, but I also don’t because he saw all kinds of shit go down in there and never said anything because nothing was happening to him. The scene with Mr. Washington was also… not really satisfying. I would expect him to really go after the prison since he’s high up in the military and instead he’s… not. I know everyone reacts differently but it just seems like he would have done more. 

Skinheads. Honestly a lot of their scenes were good comic relief but I also feel like I shouldn’t enjoy the scenes because they’re, you know, skinheads. But they’re way more interesting than the meth-heads at least. 

Daya turning herself in. Especially since none of the demands happened anyway, and since she isn’t the one who ending up causing the guy to die. She didn’t feel like she had any choice though. I was almost expecting someone else to go for her, like Gloria maybe. Idk. 

Suzanne’s medication struggles. It was a tough story to watch, for sure, and I’m glad it ended okay. Honestly her character just doesn’t appeal that much to be anymore– she never really did that much, but that’s just my opinion. 

Curious to see other people’s thoughts. The cliffhanger is really good, I like the message of everyone standing together and it being people from the different groups. I guess overall I just miss the daily life, character-focus feel from the previous seasons. And there’s no way it’ll be the same after this one since they’re going to be scattered across different prisons. I’m not really sure what their endgame plan is tbh. 

anonymous asked:

The most recent ep though, what do you think about it? And I'm up to date with the manga btw.

I loved it and I cried lol. Ymir’s scenes got me all emotional.

I really wasn’t expecting for them to show the whole thing, even after having seen the preview. I thought maybe they would add just a bit, enough to foreshadow and leave people wondering or something, so they could give the full version later on future seasons. But whoa, they gave us everything and more. And it was amazing!

I personally am happy with their choice. I thought I would have to wait years to see this in anime form, so it was a gift. And I believe it makes sense to put it there, it helps anime watchers understand Ymir much better. 

Everything (or almost everything, because episode 28 was just…) they have added or modified from the original during this season has made me think that they have put a lot of thought on how they’re doing things. Isayama’s involvement is clear, but I think it’s obvious that the whole anime team are doing their best too.

This has made me more hopeful about the possibility of future seasons. I believe that the fact that they’re putting this much effort and even rearranging stuff that appeared so recently in the manga means they have long term plans. Let’s hope nothing gets in the way.

The rest of the episode was nice. Eren vs Reiner was hilarious, especially because Ymir and Bertholdt were basically there paying zero attention to them and casually chatting, and you could see Eren’s legs kicking the air in the background haha.

I was happy to see Annie even if it was a flashback. Erwin was as handsome as always. The scene with Ymir taking Historia was very well done.

It was a good episode. But I missed Levi… badly.

But well, we knew this would happen. At least we got to see Eren being beautiful many times during the episode, and I am always grateful for that!