the legitimate excuse

One of the hardest things about being in Fandom Mourning: Inventing excuses to people in RL as to why you’re so upset.

You can’t just tell your boss that the reason you’ve been on the verge of tears all week is because your favourite show is ending.

You can’t just tell your coworker “I’m sorry I snapped at you. I’m stressed because I’m waiting to hear if this show is getting renewed. I’m sure you understand.”

No. You can’t even talk about your real feelings. You have to dig down deep, find some other issue in your life that’s causing you minute distress, and use that as an excuse for your behaviour.

Sorry I’m Late, I Was Saving Paris

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Fandom:
Miraculous Ladybug

Rating:
General

Theme:
Humor

Summary:
Caline Bustier has heard many ridiculous excuses from Marinette when she is late. But this one took the cake.
What she had not expected, was for it to be true.

Author’s Note:
So, this is just a little one-shot reveal, inspired by a line in another one-shot I am working on. (The never-ending spiral of inspiration doom!)
Clearly, this one spoke to me most, because I got it done in just a couple of days.
Just one of my usual humour one-shots, so I hope you like it!!!


If there was one thing Caline Bustier could count on in her class, it was Marinette. Oh, sure, she was a brilliant, reliable class president, and always turned her homework in on time (sometimes just in the nick of time, but still on time). But no, what she could count on, was that Marinette would be late (not all the time, just… way too often at this point) and that when she arrived, she would make the most ridiculous excuses that she had ever heard.

They were the excuses of someone panicking and struggling for an excuse. And as creative as Marinette was… she was atrocious at coming up with believable lies. Oh, they were still brilliantly creative, just not one bit believable. In fact, some of them were so brilliantly insane that she had started making a list of them in a notebook that sat on her desk. So far she had filled up an entire two pages, and there were some utter gems.

She had even talked with some of the other teachers and they had come across the same thing. Though she wasn’t as lenient with Marinette’s tardiness, Ms Mendeleiev still shared some of her favourite excuses with her.

Still, nothing  would ever beat:

“I’m sorry I’m late!” Marinette called as she dashed in. “I - I was…” She panted slightly as she rushes up to her desk and began unpacking her things. You could practically see her floundering for an excuse. “ I was saving Paris!”

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Stereotypical (6) second date

Bucky Barnes x reader AU (short series)

Notes: angst, mentions of abuse, swearing, flirting, fluff, Bucky is a hopeless romantic.

A/N: Second date with heartfelt conversations.

“So, you didn’t tell her where you’re taking her? Or should I say, how?” Steve snickers and rolls his eyes when he sees Bucky’s mischievous grin.

How I’m taking her? Really, the mouth on you, Rogers..” Bucky grins triumphantly when Steve’s cheeks turn pink and he rolls his eyes again.

“You know what I mean, jerk”

“Yeah, yeah, punk” Bucky snickers. “No, I haven’t told her that I’m picking her up on my motorcycle. But I told her to not bother with her hair and I texted her earlier to wear pants, just in case she was planning to wear a skirt or somethin’”

Steve snorts when Bucky makes a disappointed sigh.

“What?” he chuckles and takes a sip of his own drink, “I like her in skirts”

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Hey exclusionists.

When we’re telling you that something you said resembles TERF rhetoric, we aren’t calling you TERFs. We’re telling you that what you’re saying seems to have a foundation on similar things, and that spreading the same type of posts/sayings/whatever as TERFs use is dangerous because it normalizes the rhetoric and allows TERF ideals to slip passed people’s radars.

My reaction if someone were to tell me that something I said resembled TERF rhetoric?

“Oh crap! Sorry! I’ll delete/edit the post. Please let me know how I can do better in the future to keep from endangering trans people.”

Because my number one priority is to make sure I’m not helping to perpetuate or normalize TERF rhetoric. Screaming about how I’m not a TERF would do absolutely no good, and would just further push that using the same language as this horrible group of people is completely fine - which of course it’s not.

Do better.

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It’s All Acoustic features a song from Shawn Milke’s old band The Legitimate Excuse. Check it out!

excuse me, i’d like my heart back, please

pairing: jikook (rlly can we expect anything else from me)

genre: fluff, attempted comedy

a/n: hey jo!!! @shyjimins remember that time u said this? well, this lil’ drabble is for u ;)

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summary: officer jeon tries to make a move, but it doesn’t go as planned.

(alternatively: do not arrest people for stealing your heart, it’s unethical.)

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anonymous asked:

Is it wrong for fans to take Yume as abusive? I've read an ask where the anon said she was in an abusive family (or have experienced abuse) and that yume is not abuse. She also said that it's sad how people belittle abuse. She even wished for a father like Kaname.

I would never want to speak over someone’s personal experiences with abuse and come across as invalidating that experience, because I myself only have secondhand experience with it (through friends and family), therefore I would not consider myself an authority on this subject. If this anon does not feel triggered by Kaname’s behaviour, I can only be glad for her sake that this is the case and I would recommend she not read this post which could be triggering, so I’m adding an abuse tw to be safe and suicide tw for any of my followers who need that tagged. :) 

That being said, there are different kinds of abuse, and I have also spoken with people who have felt triggered by some of Kaname’s behaviour because it was reminiscent of abusive people from their own life, and I feel their experiences and voices should also be respected and not invalidated. Some of Kaname’s behaviour is abusive, and we only need to look at the impact the relationship has on Yuuki to recognize that the relationship was extremely unhealthy and unbalanced. Yuuki goes from being a bright, vibrant young girl to a girl who blames herself for everything bad that ever happened in the series and believes her very existence should have been erased to prevent it. She becomes suicidal because she believes her death will fix everything and heal everyone she thinks was hurt, not by her actions or even lack of action, but simply because she was born. It is Kaname who leads to her feeling this way, regardless of whether or not it was his intention.

Personally I think it is fair to view the relationship as abusive and I think Hino herself was pretty unapologetic about Kaname’s behaviour, because:

  • She had two characters visit Yuuki in a scene that served no other purpose than calling to attention the fact that Yuuki was dressing differently and that she appeared to be under house arrest. Why did Hino feel the need to call this out if the narrative was condoning Kaname’s choices? She deliberately brought readers attention to the red flag behaviour where otherwise they might not have noticed, and this was for a reason. 
  • In case that wasn’t enough, since people at the time thought Yuuki’s change of clothes was because she was a Kuran pureblood and had to keep up appearances, Kaname literally says the reason why he forbade her from cutting her hair and made her wear certain clothes was because a part of him wanted to keep her away from everyone but him, and he was sorry but “please allow me to deprive you a little of your freedom.” It had nothing to do with Yuuki’s upgrade in society.
  • She literally had him threaten suicide to keep Yuuki from leaving??? He gave her Artemis back to show her that he meant what he said about how he’d rather she kill him herself than leave. Yuuki thinks about it several times over and feels immense guilt at being the one who “made him say such a thing.” There’s no putting a positive spin on that, it’s emotional blackmail, and - yep - also abusive behaviour.
  • She had Kaname admit that he stole the heartfelt smile from Yuuki’s face before he told her his true identity, because he couldn’t face his contradictory feelings and imposed unreasonable demands on her. If his demands were “unreasonable,” and a result of his contradiction - where he was torn between wanting to chain Yuuki down or setting her free - I’m not really sure how people misinterpret this to be for Yuuki’s “own good” when Kaname admits that it wasn’t. He was making excuses for his behaviour because of his contradictory feelings, not because those excuses were legitimate, and I’ll explore that more later in this post.

And, I mean, that’s just the surface of their relationship and the most obvious examples referenced in fandom, it’s far from everything - more on that later. But regardless of whether or not Hino really intended for Kaname’s behaviour to be viewed as abusive, there is still no obligation on fans to accept it. Sometimes, it is even more important to address what the narrative will not, because ultimately saying “it’s just a story” is ignoring the fact that we are influenced by the media we consumeand over time can become desensitized to certain things without ever realizing it. 

I understand that this is a very controversial topic in this fandom, and also a controversial topic on a much larger scale, so I’ve tagged accordingly and I will be putting the rest of my response on this behind a cut. I also apologize for sitting on this message for as long as I did. This isn’t a topic I usually get into in the fandom, and I decided if I was going to talk about it at all I was going to do it right and turn it into a full fledged meta post.

Reminder that I tag posts that are critical of Kaname and Yuuki’s relationship as anti yume.

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The Foxhole Court, Chapter 11 – Orange Sportsball Gets The Fuck Real

In which the Foxes play their first match of the season, I have questions about American college sports, my Percy Jackson obsession has a brief cameo, and I’m sadly less excited about Actual Sportsball Games than I should be.

Sounds good? Then it’s time for Nicki to read The Foxhole Court.

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agentsalex  asked:

16 & sanvers!

absolutely! from this post (x)

Alex Danvers liked living on the sixth floor because it meant she rarely had a permanent neighbor. The apartment complex she lived in wasn’t the nicest by any means, and the elevator was constantly out of service, which was why most people rented out on floors one through three. Apparently, stairs were a taboo, and the average person could only take a few weeks of hiking up and down them before they called it quits. 

The longest anyone had lasted was sixth months. 

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anonymous asked:

How about Ignis is bed bound for a week after a hunt gone wrong and his s/o has to take care of him. Funny and nsfw please.

[ISEB Author’s Note: The last longer fic I wrote based off a prompt completely got away from me (surprise, surprise), so I hope you don’t mind that I abbreviated your Ask into a headcanon, dearest Anon. Also, if I’m not mistaken, I think Ignis actually resides in Lestallum according to Talcott, but he somehow ended up in Hammerhead for the purposes of this fic. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Very mildly NSFW, but I’m throwing it under a cut just to be safe.]


The strategist might’ve forgiven himself for stumbling onto the occasional oversight, considering he didn’t have the luxury of sight period; Red Giants rarely spawned in numbers greater than two outside of Leide, so when he got the call from hunter headquarters that a few had been sighted terrorizing a shipment of beans intended for Takka’s Diner, he seemed to recall a dozen elixirs being more than enough to take a couple of them down on his own.

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nicodiangelo-has-victuuri  asked:

So I saw your Tanakane headcanon thing, which made me find out about and immediately ship it... oops? Anyways I was wondering if you had anything about how they find about each other's... mythological activities

pt1 pt2

  • After the events of Son of Sobek, Sadie knows about greek gods, however Drew doesn’t know that Sadie knows, or even that Sadie herself is a magician 
  • Of course Sadie does occasionally tease Drew with, “But you have to; I’m Egyptian royalty!” when Drew doesn’t want to do something Sadie says
  • In those same conversations, Drew has almost countered with “Well I’m the daughter of goddess” too many times for comfort 
  • It all comes down to an argument between the two, where Drew accuses Sadie of cheating on her because Sadie always randomly disappears for periods of time without legitimate excuses, and Drew can never come over to Sadie’s house
  •  Sadie counters that she can never see Drew over the summer because of her weird summer camp that Drew only vaguely alludes to occasionally 
  • They both realize that if they don’t come clean, this will be the end of their relationship. But even if they come clean, the other person might just think that they’re insane
  • Sadie gives in first, making Drew promise not to speak until she finished 
  • She details her adventures, about how the Egyptian gods are real and she’s a magician and she saved the world with her brother 
  • To end the revelation, she pulls her wand out of thin air, and is nervous because she can’t figure out the face Drew is making or what her girlfriend thinks 
  • Drew blinks once, looks Sadie in the eyes and says, “My mom is the greek goddess of love, lust, and beauty.”
  • and before Sadie can even fully process what Drew just said, she gets a shit-eating grin on her face and replies, “I can tell.” 
  • They both lose it
  • The insanity of the situation and the relief of getting the secrets off their chest all come crashing down and they end up just laughing for a solid five minutes before either can compose themselves 
  • It’s one of those situations where the hysterics will stop for a moment, but then their eyes will meet and they just burst into laughter again 
  • In the end, they spend all night talking about their godly heritage and the House of Life/Camp Half Blood 
  • Afterwards, Drew will occasionally come over to Brooklyn House and cheer her gf on when Sadie teaches 
  • Most of the other members of Brookyln House end up with at least a little crush on Drew, which makes Sadie super protective and clingy of Drew whenever she comes over, and it’s pretty adorable 
  • Once in a while one of them will recruit the other for help on a quest or mission or general monster chasing after them
  • Everyone gets so sick of their flirting at the House of Life that they’ve been kicked out multiple times to “go on a date or something, I don’t care so long as it isn’t here” -Carter Kane 
  • It’s a wonderful feeling to have someone who you know will be there when you have magic-related problems, especially for Drew who didn’t really have anyone to confide in about demigod issues during the school year  
  • To sum everything up: they’re in love

anonymous asked:

How do you think the boys would react to waking up and finding out someone had dyed their hair a really bright and obnoxious colour(like neon green or blue or smth) in their sleep? Sorry if this has already been asked, love the blog <3

Ushijima

He’s pretty much just speechless but really just angry. Rarely does he get angry, but to think that someone would pull such a stupid ‘joke’ like this gets his blood really boiling. He comes into class with his hat, explains what’s happened to teachers and everyone else, trying to keep as calm as he can. Ushijima won’t miss a day of school for something as stupid as this.

Semi

He’s tired enough, leave him alone. His hair is damaged enough as it is from always dying it so having to redye it back is just a pain. This is a legitimate excuse for not coming into school right? Missing a day off is a blessing for this guy since he pretty much always forgets his homework so wow. Another day to do it, or rather, another day to avoid teachers and not do the homework.

Reon

He’s pissed. Reon’s anger is pretty scary but as long as the person owns up to it, rather than him finding out, then he’ll be less angry. He tried making fun of himself like “wow blue does not suit me” but it only serves to make his mood even worse. He’s pretty sad about it but knows he can just dye it back later anyways.

Tendou

You think this would bother him? Tendou laughs at this weak attempt to annoy him; in fact, he finds it pretty hilarious that someone was able to just come in at night to do this. He won’t even bother dying his hair back for a while, just to rub it in whoever’s face. He will not be defeated.

Goshiki

It takes him a solid minute to figure out that this is not just some cruel dream and he just stands looking in the mirror, trying to hold back his tears. He knows it shouldn’t hurt him but he just cries out of pure embarrassment and refuses to even let anyone see him until he gets his hair dyed back.

Shirabu

He’s beyond pissed. Not only is he going to go home and whine about it, but he’s going to ring up the school and report it. Who cares if he’s labelled a snitch? Shirabu just wants some sort of punishment on the guy who thought that they’d get away with this. He doesn’t give a damn whoever did it, he just wants to take them down.

Kawanishi

He’s strangely amused. How did someone get into his room and do that to his hair? Kawanishi only wants to find out to congratulate this person because the looks that he gets when he walks into class with bright pink hair is pretty damn hilarious. The school can’t do shit about his hair when it’s not his fault anyways.

Yamagata

My guy is pissed. He’s not going to be going into school either but rest assured, he’s going to hunt down whoever touched his hair (of course walking around with a hat the whole time) and he’s going to make them pay. Does this mean punching them? Does this mean doing something equally shitty? Tune in next time to find out.

anonymous asked:

I just read this post on Facebook about people "debunking" veganism and I'm so angry. One post said they'll "literally starve to death if they do not eat cheese or meat because their body cannot process nuts". Is there no such thing as potatoes or rice or leafy greens or fruits?? You may not be able to get to eat "veggie burgers" or things like that because they may contain nuts but you're telling me you can't eat any plants at all??? And the post also says beekeepers are not exploiting bees???

Oh yeah the nut allergy thing is hilarious. “I’m ALLERGIC to nuts, do you want me to DIE because I can’t eat CASHEWS which is all vegans eat so CHECKMATE VEGANS HAHAHA.” It’s not a legitimate excuse at all, and there are plenty of better (and cheaper) sources of protein than just nuts. As for honey, people are notoriously misinformed on the topic, which is why so many people can’t even comprehend why vegans don’t eat honey. I have a post on that topic if you ever need to respond to that argument, you can find it here.

anonymous asked:

Hey, Mira. I hope you're doing okay. If this request can maybe make you feel a little bit better, maybe nalu, college au? I've always thought it's a bad time. I don't know what you've been through, so I can't do much to help. I'm sorry. Take care

A/N: *hugs you* It’s all right; your well-wishes mean more to me than you know. I don’t want to bore people with my life too much anyway, heh, so don’t worry about it. So I might as well get to your request I am just the best procrastinator since I’m now only a couple semesters away from graduation! So things are getting better for me for sure, slowly but surely ;u; I hope you enjoy this; thanks for the request!

I’m sorry for the lateness (and possible rustiness ‘cause wow am I out of practice)! Baby steps. :’3


POP!

Natsu’s heart just about leapt right out of his chest when his phone suddenly buzzed out of nowhere in his back pocket. He did his best to calm his heart as he sat up and fished out his phone to check what it was—this shady spot under the trees in the campus park was just too easy to doze off at.

The first thing that caught his eye was the time—and he immediately blanched. Had it already been this long? He’d been so sure he had another half hour at the least…

He sighed and ruffled his matted salmon-pink hair, brushing out the bits of leaves and twigs that had gotten tangled in them when he’d laid down and fallen asleep there…again, before finally checking to see what notification he’d received.

It was a text from Lucy.

Hey, Natsu; I just finished class for the day! Where are you?

Natsu bit back a groan as his heart sunk a bit lower—he really had slept for way too long if Lucy had already finished her classes. What sort of excuse could he give her now? He had nothing!

He waited for another minute or so before he texted her back:

Eh, just at the usual spot, you know the one
I’ll wait for you

And he sat back and stared up at the tree branches while letting the light breeze tickle his cheeks until she arrived—which wasn’t long; he could hear her calling his name from a distance after only a couple more minutes.

“Hey, Natsu! I’m here!” Natsu raised his head and turned in the direction of her voice—the slender blonde was holding her schoolbooks under one arm and had slung her purse over her opposite shoulder, smiling and waving at him as she jogged over to meet him.

Natsu couldn’t help but smile to himself as she approached even in spite of the storm of tirades he knew would eventually come his way.

Damn it; she’s beautiful…

“Hey, Lucy,” he greeted her in return as she reached him, finally standing up and dusting himself off. “Doing good today?”

“Oh, yeah; today was good! I finished off the rest of my homework, and I’m free over the weekend!” She then smiled at him expectantly. “What about you? How did that presentation of yours go?”

Damn it; she just jumped straight for it without giving him any time to come up with a legitimate excuse. He exhaled sharply before rubbing the back of his neck, not meeting her gaze.

“I didn’t go,” he answered at last.

Lucy’s warm brown eyes widened. “You…didn’t go? W-wait a minute; you mean you skipped?

He stared down at his worn shoes now as he lowered his hand, still not looking up. “…Yeah.”

“But…Natsu, that presentation was worth thirty percent of your grade! Now you’re pretty much guaranteed to fail it!”

“I know.”

“Then why didn’t you—?”

I don’t know!” he finally snapped—he didn’t even need to look up to realize that she’d flinched back at his sharp retort. He sighed heavily, covering his face with his hands. “I just…I don’t know. I know it was an important assignment; I know passing this class was hinging on whether or not I aced that presentation. I know. I just…” His hands fell away from his face and he returned to staring up at the tree branches above them, the regret gnawing away at his chest. “I don’t know why I didn’t do it. I didn’t even have anything prepared, not even an ad-lib or an outline or even a fucking notecard. I honestly tried, but I couldn’t make myself care.” 

Natsu still wouldn’t look at her face, but he could hear the tender concern in Lucy’s tone as she murmured, “Natsu…”

And for some reason, that only aggravated him even more.

“I know I probably should care, but I just don’t. I don’t even get the point of this class; what does it even have to do with my major? At all? What even is the point when I’m not going to apply this in my daily life ever?” He paused and drew in a deep breath. “Fuck college. Fuck all of it and its stress-inducing and greedy money-grabbing ways. I wish I never applied. I never even wanted to.”

An uncomfortable silence hung in the air between the two as Natsu finished his rant, only being interrupted by the gentle rustling of the leaves above and the distant chatter of the campus students scattered about as they went about their business. It was a moment before either of them spoke.

“…Natsu?” Lucy said at last.

Natsu sighed, bracing himself for the incoming lecture. “Yeah; what?”

“Do you…want to grab some coffee before we go back to the dorms?”

He felt his eyebrows arch in surprise as he finally turned to look at her in full. She wasn’t going to yell at him?

“Wait…you’re not upset?”

“Well, of course I’m upset…upset that you didn’t tell me about any of this sooner.” She crossed her arms with a huff, puffing out her cheeks somewhat to make that oddly adorable indignant expression. “Aren’t we best friends? Best friends that agreed on the whole never keep secrets from each other thing? Seriously; what’s with you?”

Natsu was at a loss for words. His mouth just hung open in his astonishment. “Uh…I was…I just thought that you, um—”

Lucy stared at him for a moment before laughing and taking his hand. “C’mon, you idiot. You really need a dose of caffeine right about now.”

“Ah—hey, wait a minute—!” Natsu couldn’t get anything else out past that before Lucy began pulling him along toward the parking lot.

“We’re going to talk later—once we’re back at our dorm with our coffee!”

But I don’t even like coffee!!

Romione 20 Day Challenge - Day 2

2. When do you think Ron first realised he had feelings for Hermione?

Sometime between Yule Ball and Christmas in fifth year. For him to give her perfume for Christmas, I think he would have had to have realised a little while before so that he could actually decide to be proactive about it by then. And I feel like Yule Ball would have started the stirrings of oh no what am I feeling why am I feeling this but he would have been in denial for a long time. I think Ron’s too stubborn to admit it to himself straight away.

“You ready to go?” Hermione bends down to ask him.

Ron looks up at her from the Gryffindor couch, frowning at her beaming face. “Go? Go where?” 

Her smile falters as she rolls her eyes. “Did you forget again? It’s Thursday.”

“And my DADA essay is due Friday, which is tomorrow,” Ron replies, looking back down at his pathetic attempt to finish it so far.

Hermione huffs, straightening up again. “We have prefect rounds, Ron.”

Ron curses under his breath. “But what about my essay?”

“That you should have finished earlier?” Hermione asks. “I think prefect rounds are much more important than the rubbish that foul woman wants us to discuss.”

Ron raises an eyebrow, impressed at just how… attractive Hermione can be when she’s fiesty and breaking the rules and– no, this is happening far too often. Ron pushes that thought out of his mind and stands up - truthfully very much relieved to have a legitimate excuse to not work on his essay. And besides, though they’ve only done a few patrols so far this term, he doesn’t quite mind spending them with Hermione. 

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meganegz  asked:

Okay but I love cherub Cone; tho I never really thought too hard about how the wings came to be there, myself. Of course, canon is wonderful in that it provides an at least somewhat legitimate excuse for strange shit like this to happen to him, bc hello, weird medical experiments in the search for a cure to an already hella weird condition, also caused by science? Yes Please. Also cherub Cone is v cute...

@aroma-rhineford-cosplay was literally telling me the whole scientific explanation for this yesterday and I can kinda see this happening now hahaha xD it was just a joke AU but I’m soooo glad you guys like it so much

sonicsean89  asked:

So let me get this straight. Naomi was stripped of her title because she was hurt and wouldn't be able to defend it in 30 days (even though the next PPV was mania), and comes back and wins the title at the next PPV, but Brock Lobster, mayor of Steroid City, is allowed to just flounce off with the Universal Title for 3 months before defending it at Great Balls Of Fire?

it really is some shit. and i hate the excuses people use to defend stripping naomi of the title. ‘’she was stripped of it because she was legitimately hurt!’’ or ‘’lesnar isn’t stripped because he’s a part timer! he’s a special attraction!’’

the ‘she was legitimately’ hurt excuse holds no water, because trish was legitimately hurt too during one of her title reigns and she continued to hold the women’s title for literal months while she was out recovering. and literally everything about ‘part-timers’ getting special privileges, especially getting to dodge wellness violations that embarrass the company, and being paid more than everyone else, and just showing up when it’s ‘convenient’ for them while everyone else has to be on the road and away from their families is complete bullshit.