the only time a man can be brave

things people forget about the outsiders

{synopsis} these are some pretty important things i think people should know bc it could help them w/ their character development or story in general. enjoy!

{warnings} the truth

{pairing} none

{bullet count} 11

• sodapop would’ve joined dally in dirty talking cherry and marcia. and if they were greaser girls, ponyboy would’ve joined in as well.


• johnny is really good at hiding his emotions. he’s also a brave little shit who can get real sassy sometimes. yes, he is meek and shy, but when he feels the need he can be tough.

• steve is still in school. repeat after me, stEVE IS STILL IN SCHOOL AND ONLY WORKS PART TIME.

• the guys only watch their swearing and behavior around cousin-type girls. if your character is a new friend of pony’s who’s coming over for the first time, the gang isn’t gonna be super-duper nice to her and accept her 100%. they will probabaly be jerk-faces for a lil while, then chill out after she proves herself.

• two-bit wanted to drive to texas to look for ponyboy and johnny.

• darry goes skiing with his friends sometimes and was voted boy of the year. he was a popular, fun guy before he became the dad figure in the curtis household. yeah, he’s hella mature and dad-like now, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to have fun.

• johnny was a good man in a rumble. i repeat : JOHNNY WAS A GOOD MAN IN A RUMBLE. HE COULD KICK ASS, OKAY.

• in the book, ponyboy kicked soc ass during the rumble. he is young and emotional, but he isn’t helpless. i personally hated the way the movie depicted him during the rumble; just letting the socs beat him up and crying out for darry the minute it begins. if you read the rumble excerpt, he obviously isn’t the best fighter but he can defend himself pretty well and can take a punch.

• johnny can take a whipping with a 2 by 4 without letting out a whimper. he isn’t gonna be on the floor unconscious after a punch to the gut, please and thank you.

• cherry is afraid of dissapointing her parents if they see her hanging with pony. i personally believe that cherry overcomes that fear and apologizes to ponyboy after ignoring him at school, and they become good friends. but the only true reason she doesn’t want to be seen with ponyboy is because of her parents. we see she clearly doesn’t really care about half of her “friends” or what she’s supposed to do as a soc (beer blasts and river bottom parties), so why would she care if her other friends saw her with pony?

Hogwarts houses as A Game of Thrones quotes
  • Gryffindor: "Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?" "That is the only time a man can be brave."
  • Hufflepuff: "When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives."
  • Ravenclaw: "A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge."
  • Slytherin: "My words lied. My eyes and my arm shouted out the truth, but you were not seeing."


  • “ Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world. The disarray. I choose to see the beauty. ”
  • “ Evolution forged the entirety of sentient life on this planet using only one tool: the mistake. ”
  • “ What is your itinerary? ”
  • “ And what do you want to say to your maker? ”
  • “ You don’t know where you are, do you? ”
  • “ You’re in a prison of your own sins. ”
  • “ You want to ask, so ask. ”
  • “ Are you real? ”
  • “ You can’t play God without being acquainted with the devil. ”
  • “ I know how that head of yours works. ”
  • “ We practice witchcraft. We speak the right words. Then we create life itself out of chaos. ”
  • “ He would have us burned at the stake. ”
  • “ That woman in charge is quite formidable. ”
  • “ You can just say ‘bitch.’ I hear it enough. ”
  • “ You’ve died at least a thousand times. ”
  • “  Maybe someday soon we’ll have the life we’ve both been dreaming of. ”
  • “ Has it never occurred to you to run off with her? ”
  • “ Everyone I cared about is gone and it hurts so badly. ”
  • “ The pain, their loss it’s all I have left of them. ”
  • “ I can feel spaces opening up inside of me, like a building with rooms I’ve never explored. ”
  • “ I may be losing my mind. ”
  • “ I think I want to be free. ”
  • “ You sound like a man who’s grown tired of wearing his guts on the inside. ”
  • “ I believe that only the truly brave can look at the world and understand that all of it gods, men, everything else will end badly. No one will be saved. ”
  • “ Maybe we’ve got more in common than I thought. ”
  • “ I imagined a story where I didn’t have to be the damsel. ”
  • “ Never start something you’re not willing to finish. “
  • “ If you’re getting fucked either way, go with the lucrative version…sweetheart. ”
  • “ I’ve been pretending my whole life. Pretending I don’t mind, pretending I belong. ”
  • “ All my life, I’ve prided myself on being a survivor. ”
  • “ It’d be a suicide mission. ”
  • “ At first, I thought you and the others were gods. Then I realized you’re just men. ”
  • “ You think I’m scared of death? I’ve done it a million times. I’m fucking great at it. ”
  • “ How many times have you died? Because if you don’t help me, I’ll kill you. ”
  • “ It’s the human beings who confuse me. ”
  • “ You’re a fucking monster. ”
  • “ Time to write my own fucking story. ”
  • “ At any point, I could blow up or collapse like some dark star or… ”
  • “ Did you hurt them, too? ”
  • “ You both keep assuming that I want out. ”
  • “ If it’s such a wonderful place out there, why are you all clamoring to get in here? ”
  • “ People like you keep spreading over this world like a stain! ”
  • “ You pretend to be this weak, moralizing little asshole, but, really, you’re a fucking piece of work. “
  • “ You helped me find myself. “
  • “ About time you realized the futility of your situation. “
  • “ I’m not crying for myself. I’m crying for you. “
  • “ Time undoes even the mightiest of creatures. Just look at what it’s done to you. “
  • “ The gods are pussies. “
  • “ You needed time. Time to understand your enemy. To become stronger than them. “
  • “ I’m afraid in order to escape this place, you will need to suffer more. “
Acceptance Speech

Summary: (Modern!AU) In which Bucky uses his time on stage at the Oscars to let the world in on a secret he’s been keeping for more than two years.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 2,217

A/N: Happiest of happy birthdays to my twin, @imaginingbucky . You are a queen and I adore you with every single ounce of my being. I know how much you love award shows, so I hope you enjoy this too.

Originally posted by hothothotgg

Bucky feels like a nervous teenager as he sits in the backseat of a stretch limousine, waiting to arrive at his destination. His hands are clammy, his heart is beating too quickly and he can’t stop tapping his foot on the floor. After six years in the acting business, he shouldn’t feel this way. He’s attended more than his fair share of award shows to know all kinds of techniques to keep any concerns at bay. Yet here he is trying his hardest not to hyperventilate and hold his water bottle without spilling it all over his expensive suit. He’d never hear the end of it from his stylist if he did.

“Looking forward to the show tonight?” Vision asks, momentarily catching Bucky’s gaze in the rear view mirror.

Bucky pulls at the collar of his shirt before shifting slightly. Usually this backseat offers him the comfort he needs, no matter how he’s feeling. Today he might as well be sitting on rocks. “Yeah.”

“You don’t sound it,” Viz observes, as he makes a right turn down a side street. He’s an expert at getting you where you need to go while also avoiding all of the LA traffic. “Is it because you’re up for ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’?”

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Hogwarts Houses as Game of Thrones Quotes

for @sia2000ifi

Gryffindor:  “Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
'That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.”

Slytherin:  “Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.”

Ravenclaw:  “Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”

Hufflepuff:  “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”

Game of Thrones Starters (best of)

as requested by anon

  • ❝That’s what I do: I drink and I know things.❞ 
  • ❝This is not the day I die.❞
  • ❝I wish I was the monster you think I am.❞
  • ❝It doesn’t matter what we want, once we get it then we want something else.❞
  • ❝If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.❞
  • ❝The more people you love, the weaker you are.❞
  • ❝He always comes back!❞
  • ❝If you ever call me sister again, I’ll have you strangled in your sleep.❞
  • ❝There is only one god, and his name is Death.❞
  • ❝Can a man still be brave when he’s afraid?❞
  • ❝The next time you raise a hand to me will be the last time you have hands!❞
  • ❝Nothing isn’t better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing.❞
  • ❝Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.❞
  • ❝Of all the ways I’d kill you, poison would be the last.❞
  • ❝Oh no please, seduce away. It’s been so long.❞
  • ❝Someday I’m gonna put a sword through your eye and out the back of your skull.❞
  • ❝Your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth.❞
  • ❝There’s no cure for being a cunt.❞
  • ❝The things I do for love…❞
  • ❝It’s not easy being drunk all the time. If it were easy, everyone would do it.❞
  • ❝I learned how to die a long time ago.❞
  • ❝We go forward. Only forward.❞
  • ❝A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.❞
  • ❝Tears aren’t a woman’s only weapon. The best one is between your legs.❞
  • ❝There are no men like me. There’s only me.❞
Unhealthy obsession

Characters: Darkiplier x Reader hint of Markiplier x one sided!reader

Summary/prompt: Based off my imagine here.

Warnings: Language, implied sexual content. 

Notes: I just might continue this with other parts, but I would still appreciate your opinions on this story and if you want me to continue this. ^^

Part 2

Originally posted by lum1natrix

“You just don’t know me yet but I love you and you love me the same.”

This was not expected. 

You wouldn’t call it a mistake, just a hasty decision that was meant to have a long hard think on. Maybe if you had done that, you wouldn’t be in this situation in another entity’s world stuck until he decides to let you go.

Yet you are.

“Y/N,” He whispers you name in your ear, the smirk clear on his face. Of course he can feel the fear you still held towards him, he can also see the effect he on on you. “You like this, don’t you?”

Yes. But you weren’t about to tell him that, not in a million years. Even though you shouted out an “N-no!” he continued with his ministration. His hands caressing your body and making small sounds bubble in your throat that you refused to let out. 

It’s not quite a long story as to how you ended up in this situation. With a man - no, demon - that was as charming as he is handsome. With a deep voice that sent chills down your spine and goosebumps to rise on your skin in both a good and bad way. 

And it’s all because that damn deal.

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anonymous asked:


things you said when you asked me to marry you

He’s been thinking about asking for a while. A very long while. 

And that’s the trouble, John realises, far too late. He’s been thinking about it for so long that he’s built it up into something Too Much, and yes it is a big thing (of course it is, otherwise his palms wouldn’t be sweating) but oh God, he didn’t want his heart to be racing at quite this pace when he-

Sherlock pauses in pouring his wine, his eyes catching John’s. He smiles, but there’s a little frown behind it. “You alright?”

Why did he have to do it in a restaurant, all this sitting and waiting, and never quite knowing when to say it and his tongue refusing to co-operate and… John clears his throat and nods. 

But Sherlock is still looking at him, wine bottle suspended in the air with one hand. “Are you sure? You look a bit…” He considers, then says: “Peaky.” 

“I’m fine,” John lies. His voice is all croaky.

Sherlock’s frown deepens. “You’re nervous, why are you nervous? It’s only Angelos.” He starts looking around the restaurant accusingly, as if there’s a hidden culprit for John’s mood. 

“God, I love you.” It comes out of him naturally, without fear, just a truth, plainly stated.

But John still can’t stop from drumming his fingers on the table. It’s a tell, but he can’t help it.

Sherlock sets down the wine bottle, and his eyes flicker over John, before widening. He inhales quickly, holds it, then breathes out deliberately slowly.

“Let’s… let’s go home,” Sherlock says. Each word is hesitant, carefully placed.

John feels his panic rise. “I-no-Sher- but we haven’t even-”

“Angelo will be fine with it. Look, a cab’s just stopped outside, perfect.” Sherlock stands with decisiveness. He looks at John pointedly. “If I’m right, then… then this is… and if I’m wrong, well-” His hand waves dismissively, but John can see right through him. “No matter.”

John has to repeatedly remind himself not to cling onto the box in his pocket during the whole taxi ride. 

When they’re home, Sherlock takes his hand and gently pulls him up the stairs. He stops in front of the window, and turns around, and squeezes John’s hand.

“John. I…” He coughs. “If I’m wrong, then as I said, it’s… forget it. But.”

There’s a painful pause, and John truly thinks his heart is going to burst out of him in anxiety. “But what, Sherlock?”

Sherlock takes a deep breath. “I don’t need… the whole. Well. Wine and…and sitting. And. I’ve never needed- I just want. You. Always. And. Oh, John.” There’s the beginnings of a shaky, nervous smile on his lips. “You just need to ask.

John’s fingers find the box. “That’s… isn’t that too easy?”

Sherlock makes a frustrated half laugh, half groan. “Christ, John, for once in our lives can’t something be simple? Please.”

And John lets Sherlock’s words guide him. He can feel the courage building, his nerves fading. “I love you, Sherlock Holmes.”

He takes a moment to breathe. Sherlock’s lips are pressed tight, almost white.

“Are you okay?” John asks.

Sherlock nods, not very convincingly. “Yes. Sorry I- I didn’t want to interrupt you.”

And it’s just hearing that shaky uncertainty in Sherlock’s voice that gives John that one last little push. Get the hell on with it, Watson.

He pulls out the box and opens it to reveal the ring. He speaks over Sherlock’s gasp: “Sherlock, I love you, I love you so much. You’re… you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me and- and-”

Just ask.

“Sherlock. Will you marry me?”

An outburst of noise: a suppressed sob. “Yes!” 

John looks up, and it’s only then that he notices Sherlock’s had his hand over his mouth for the rest of the time he’s been talking. He’s laughing, and crying, and John rushes to him, can hardly put the ring on his finger because they’re both shaking so much.

“Yes,” Sherlock keeps on saying, “I will, I will, yes, John, it’s always been- it’s always you, yes, I will…”

And John kisses him, this wonder of a man who’s still crying, this brave soul who somehow knew exactly what John needed, all without daring himself to hope that he was right.

The whole time. He only needed to ask.

Doing johnlock (& now hoopkins too <3) prompts from this lovely list even though I’ve got loads of other prompts to fill lmao sorry but these are so lovely for more inspiration <3

Numbers filled (johnlock): 6; 31; 12; 11; 60; 8; 51; 34; 54; 60x2; 3; 14; 42

Numbers filled (hoopkins): 14; 25; 41


Dear Journal,

I might have to leave for a little while. Father’s been increasingly stressing the importance of marriage, he sounds…. strange. To make matter’s worse he keeps bringing up that man- no… that PIG far too much for my liking. I’ll never forgive him for what he did to Link! If I had known he’d…oh, but that’s in the past- the only thing I can do now is find a way to fight back on my own. It was foolish of me to think Link could do this all on his own, brave as he, is having an insider isn’t enough. It’s time for me to disappear for a while. Impa- my maid, mind you- said a little “trip” should be in order. I’ve heard it’s lovely in the South this time of year.

Not sure when I can write again, but still yours,


1920′s zelda au

» a game of thrones sentence meme

Feel free to adjust sentences to make it fit your muse better!

  • ❝ A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. ❞
  • ❝ Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. ❞
  • ❝ Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid? ❞ 
  • ❝ That is the only time a man can be brave. ❞ 
  • ❝ Fear cuts deeper than swords. ❞ 
  • ❝ Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word. ❞ 
  • ❝ Winter is coming. ❞ 
  • ❝ When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. ❞ 
  • ❝ The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. ❞ 
  • ❝ If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. ❞ 
  • ❝ Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it. ❞ 
  • ❝ The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that. ❞ 
  • ❝ Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities. ❞ 
  • ❝ What is honour compared to a woman’s love? ❞ 
  • ❝ We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. ❞ 
  • ❝ That is our great glory, and our great tragedy. ❞ 
  • ❝ Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side? ❞ 
  • ❝ When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. ❞ 
  • ❝ And I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things. ❞ 
  • ❝ If I look back I am lost. ❞ 
  • ❝ Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you. ❞ 
  • ❝ Nothing burns like the cold. ❞ 
  • ❝ Laughter is poison to fear. ❞ 
  • ❝ Every flight begins with a fall. ❞ 
  • ❝ What do we say to the Lord of Death? ❞ 
  • ❝ Not today. ❞ 
  • ❝ Oh, my sweet summer child. ❞ 
  • ❝ Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle. ❞ 
  • ❝ Just so. ❞ 
  • ❝ Life is not a song, sweetling. ❞ 
  • ❝ Give me honourable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night. ❞ 
  • ❝ The things I do for love. ❞ 
  • ❝ Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. ❞ 
  • ❝ A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better. ❞ 
  • ❝ The man who fears losing has already lost. ❞ 
  • ❝ There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man. ❞ 
  • ❝ I swear to you, sitting a throne is a thousand times harder than winning one. ❞ 
  • ❝ A lord must learn that sometimes words can accomplish what swords cannot. ❞ 
  • ❝ A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is. ❞ 
  • ❝ If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or later someone will loose an arrow on him. ❞ 
  • ❝ I take no joy in mead nor meat, and song and laughter have become suspicious strangers to me. ❞ 
  • ❝ There is an empty place within me where my heart was once. ❞ 
  • ❝ You can’t hammer tin into iron, no matter how hard you beat it, but that doesn’t mean it’s useless. ❞ 
  • ❝ The heart lies and the head plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true. ❞ 
  • ❝ Why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones? ❞