My day began
with my life ending. It’s over. Done. I’m ghost-writing this right now.
With the initial burning sensation, I was concerned. After I looked
down and saw my life falling in clumps at my feet… I felt the
stirrings of panic. But it was with Nathalie’s reaction when I came downstairs for breakfast that the
true horror of my “situation” began to settle on me.
And then I
had to face my father…
…is it healthy to see your life flash before
your eyes twice in less than 3 months?
Tony Stark/Iron Man - You Look So Familiar - Part 4
Series Summary: Tony runs into a 14-year-old girl outside of a coffee shop and spills his coffee. When she freaks out and tries to run away, he stops her and asks her if she’s okay and notices that she looks very familiar. He takes her back to the tower to get cleaned up and Natasha points out that she looks just like him. So, Tony tests her DNA and finds out she’s his.
Part Summary: Tony, Peter, and the team do everything they can to find Y/N. With T'Challa’s help, they find out where she is. An unlikely person from Tony’s past comes back. Y/N finds out something that could change her world.
Pairings: Tony x Daughter!Reader, Peter x Fem!Reader
Characters: Fem!Reader, Tony Stark, Peter Parker, Steve Rogers, T’Challa, Bucky Barnes, Natasha Romanoff, May Parker, Grayson Roberts (OMC), Amanda Roberts (OFC). Bruce Banner, Harold “Happy” Hogan, Liz Allan, Michelle, Ned Leeds, Wanda Maximoff, Vision, Sam Wilson, Thor Odinson, Clint Barton, James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Scott Lang (Mentioned)
Claire had always had a knack for compartmentalizing. Whether it was life after her parents’ death, being a nurse in the War, or her recent life as a solitary nomad, she could separate herself from feeling and fear to deal with the here and now. She closed her eyes, took a deep breath, and set to work.
Despite Claire, Jenny, and anyone else’s opinions on the matter, Jamie had flatly refused pain medications. The stare down between the two siblings was something to behold, but the results didn’t change. He asked for a towel to replace his pillow, a few drams from the farm’s whisky stock, and to be left alone while his back was tended to. Claire had averted eye contact, but caught the gist of the Gaelic arguments going back and forth from all four Scots. They didn’t trust her enough to leave her alone with him, despite the fact that Jamie could probably knock her flat even in his present condition.
“Is… something funny?”
Claire started, nearly dropping the scissors she was about to use to cut his shirt open.
“Don’t do that!” she scolded.
“Sorry,” Jamie replied, though the curve of his mouth suggested he found her quite amusing. “Ought I not be concerned that ye were smirkin’ whilst preparing to slit my shirt open?”
Claire gave him a look. “Oh, I was not ‘smirking’”.
“Aye. Ye were,” he retorted, eyes gleaming with mischief. Claire gave him a look, then smiled and shook her head.
“I think you may be drunk my lad,“ she rejoined, putting the scissors on the table and seeing his raised eyebrow. “Alright. I might have been,” she conceded, taking a knee by the camp bed and pulling a hair tie out of one of her pants pockets. “May I?” she asked, holding it up for him to see.
“No, I am'ne and aye, ye can,” he replied, resting his forehead on his arms so Claire could pull his hair out of the way.
Being caught up in the bantering, Claire didn’t realize how tense Jamie had been. She reached to gather his hair, expecting the warmth of his body this time, but not his reaction. It was as if he unconsciously melted into her touch; like every wave of his copper hair that passed through her fingers rid him of some burden he carried.
Claire could see his pulse beating in his neck, steady but fast; goose flesh rippled over his arms; she knew without looking that he’d closed his eyes. He looked so young and vulnerable and yet he trusted her, a complete stranger, to do this. Trust was a rare commodity these days. She swallowed, placing a hand on his arm again as a sudden wave of tenderness swept through her. He opened his eyes and looked at her, open and fathomless.
“Ready?” she whispered.
He continued to gaze at her for a moment longer before he nodded.
Claire exhaled, gave his arm a light squeeze, and picked up the scissors again. Jenny had brought a stash of saline and had soaked Jamie’s shirt with it in order to make its removal easier. Claire hoped to trade for some before she left. The antibiotic ointments and fresh bandages were lined up and ready.
“Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ,” she muttered, reaching for more saline.
Claire had hoped that the scabbing hadn’t fused with the shirt cloth but found her hopes dashed as she began to tug on the tattered pieces. Jamie’s skin tried to come up with his shirt. The extent of his injuries weren’t apparent while covered up but she could feel now how many lacerations he must have. Claire looked down, seeing that he was clutching the frame of the cot again. As if he sensed her, he opened his eyes to look at her again.
“Do what ye must. I’ll stand it,” he said gruffly, then shut his eyes again.
Claire pursed her lips, but went to grab more damp cloths from the hearth. Placing these by her other medicaments, she grabbed an end of shirt cloth and the saline bottle.
Alright Beauchamp. Squirt the saline underneath and pull the cloth. Stanch bleeding with the damp cloths. Assess. Clean. Disinfect. Possibly multiple times. Keep the wounds moist until scabbing shouldn’t result in infection. Now, how to do this on a large, pig-headed Scot who refused pain medication…
“This is a lovely place,” she said to try to distract him, selecting a bit of shirt that didn’t appear to stick as much.
Saline and pull, saline and pull..
“Aye,” Jamie muttered. “Aye it’s… been in my family since the 1700’s. Ancestral and all that. It’s a bonny place.”
“Mmm,” Claire agreed, pleased to see no bleeding from the first strip. “Are all your family fluent in Gaelic?”
Jamie’s forearms strained as Claire removed the next bit of shirt, taking most of the healed skin with it, but he made no sound.
"Aye,” he said after a moment, realizing the damp cloths Claire was dabbing him with wouldn’t hurt. “Since we were bairns.”
"That’s wonderful,” Claire replied, giving him a moment to recover. “Language is fascinating. Everything else may be shot to hell but people always find ways of communicating.”
"There are more ways than words to do that Sassenach,” the Scot responded dryly.
Claire wasn’t sure she heard him right but, looking down, saw one blue cat eye crinkled in amusement. She smiled and shrugged in assent, appalled to feel a blush creeping up her neck, but her mind returned to his back in the next instant.
God, what did they do?
"Alright. This is the worst part.”
He’d kept his gaze on her and nodded, gripping the cot tighter and setting his jaw.
Saline and pull, saline and pull…. Jamie’s breathing turned into hissing noises, but he still remained silent…. Saline and pull, saline and pull…. the muscles of his arms strained as he held on…
"Almost got it… keep still…” she breathed. Jamie responded with a huff of breath but continued to do as she asked.
Saline and pull, saline and pull…
"Done!“ Claire exclaimed triumphantly, grabbing for the last of the damp bandages to wipe the trickling blood away. Between the stress of removing the pieces of his shirt and the fire in the hearth, Claire felt her own perspiration make its way down her face and back. She wiped her forehead with her arm, then poured more saline on the cloths she’d put in place.
"Well done,” she said softly, bringing a cup of water for him to drink. “I need to clean and redress it, but that can wait a minute.”
"This isna whisky,” he said huskily, forming what he could of a smile. Claire noted the paleness of his face, but his eyes were still focused.
"I promise you’ll be fully rewarded later. Right now though,” Claire gave another Nurse Randall look, “I need you coherent.”
"Careful lass,” Jamie said as she stood. “A promise is a verra serious thing in the Highlands.”
The human body is a miraculous thing. So many connections and processes required for life to go on. Things seen and unseen that is the makeup of a person. Claire removed the cloths and gazed at Jamie’s back in fascinated horror.
"Bloody fucking hell..”
"Aye. It was.”
Jamie sniffed out an uncomfortable laugh, but the tension in his shoulders had returned. Claire took in his flayed skin, some wounds deep enough to cut the muscle underneath. How could he have stayed still like this, let alone ride a horse?
Claire jumped at her name, eyes snapping to Jamie’s. “What?”
"The uh, captain you encountered..” Jamie looked down then. “T'was him that flogged me.”
She nodded and blinked hard, then turned to her pack. He may have refused his sister’s medicines, but what he didn’t know wouldn’t kill him.
"Why were you flogged?” Claire asked, keeping her tone calm as she spread the topical lidocaine through the welts and blood on his back. It wouldn’t completely numb the area, but it would at least take the edge off.
Jamie made a Scottish noise. “Obstruction.”
"Obstruction? Does that exist now, with no one to enforce it?”
"It does if ye have the numbers to make it so.”
"And he does?” she asked, hoping the talk would at least distract from the first round of cleaning.
"Aye,” Jamie all but whispered, blue eyes staring straight ahead as Claire set to work.
"We served together in the Last War. Randall and me I mean,” he continued. “Near on four years ago now, they evacuated our companies from the mainland. I was… glad to come home, away from all of it.“
Claire felt a pang in her own heart at his words.
"Ye might not have noticed when ye arrived but we’ve many tenants near here. Small places that have been part of this land for generations. We didna have the old ways of collecting rents and pledging fealty but… we look after each other. The way it should be.”
"It sounds wonderful,” Claire replied softly, switching out a used cloth for a new one. “Are there many families?”
"Aye, a fair few. Not as many as there once was but-ah!”
"Sorry. This one’s very dirty.”
"S'fine,” Jamie hissed, burying his face into his forearm.
Claire glanced around for something else. “You still have lamps here. Old habits die hard?”
She saw Jamie smirk despite what she was doing to him.
Claire stopped dead.
Jamie lifted his head and grinned at what must have been a flabbergasted face.
"Electricity. Dinna have it where you come from?”
"No one’s had electricity since the virus outbreak spread to the utility systems.”
"Well, this modest farm never tapped into the utility systems. We harvest it with old fashioned water power.”
"No, I’m not. If ye can patch me up, I can show ye tomorrow.”
"Nice try. You’re not moving from this bed for at least three days,” Claire replied, moving on to the next laceration.
Jamie gave a grunt of amusement, but silence soon followed as Claire continued her work. It wasn’t uncomfortable, but Claire felt a weight to it; it was as if something hung in the air that wasn’t quite tangible, but just within reach all the same.
"Why you?” she blurted. “Why did he come after you?”
“I wouldna give him what he wanted. He..” Jamie shook his head, as if to catch the right words. “It’s… personal. Wi’ him, I mean.”
Claire moved to the table to grab the antibiotic ointment. If the scars on this man’s back were any indication, “personal” was an understatement.
“What was it that he wanted?”
A moment passed. Claire thought Jamie was going to ignore her question, but felt him shift a little as he sighed. Exhaustion and sweat lined his body and, when he spoke, he sounded far away.
“Power. Respect. He demanded it, always. The thing he never understood was what it took to earn it.”
Sensing this was all he would say on the subject, Claire nodded, bending down again to smooth Jamie’s hair out of his face. Still pale, but eyes clear. He blinked blearily at her as she touched his cheek with the back of her hand. Slight fever.
“Rest now, hm? I’ll guard the whisky.”
One corner of Jamie’s mouth turned up and he nodded.
“I’ll hold ye to that, Sassenach.”
Claire chuckled, allowed her thumb one light caress of his cheekbone, then stood and covered his back with a light bandage. She’d have to redo the process again, but Jamie needed sleep first.
Claire turned to tell him so but looked down in time to see that his eyes had already closed and his lips were slightly parted in restorative sleep. Smiling to herself, she pulled a tartan blanket off the high backed chair near the head of the cot and laid it gently over him. Claire curled up into the chair, watching over him until fatigue dragged her under, forcing all thoughts and feelings blessedly from her mind.
It’s been almost a week since we found out that Clarke Griffin decided to be her Slytherin self and move Arkadia into the bunker during the conclave. We’ve had a week to sit with it, digest it, and in two day we’re going to see what comes of it. Just like with some other things that have happened in this show, some even as recent as this season, it seems that there is a split in how the fandom is reacting to Clarke’s decision. Some look on it as a Clarke move, and don’t care about the grounders being locked out, others see it as something out of character, and that Clarke has betrayed all the grounders.
I’m sure other people have talked about why or why not this is in character for Clarke, but that is not my purpose. I’m not here to argue a side or even to prove a point, but rather it’s more to offer an explanation of sorts.
Now, I’ll admit, at first watch I was like hmm this seems out of character for Clarke, but after reading some other people’s opinions and rewatching, I’ve come to the conclusion that, for me, it isn’t out of character. Now, I’ve posted before that my major frustration with Clarke in making the decision she did was after she’d been on her high horse with Roan. He was upfront with his “If Azgeda isn’t in the bunker, I don’t give a fuck who is” while ‘Clarke was still Ms. I’m Doing This for All Humanity Even if it Means Humanity Doesn’t Include My People’ Which, when Roan switched over to make an alliance with Octavia I should have realize there was going to be that switch on Clarke’s part too. However, I didn’t, and so I like everyone else was caught in a HOLY SHIT WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED?! moment at the end.
Okay, so now to the real reason for this post.
The move she made in the episode is a 100% Clarke Griffin move, after her talk with Roan she probably walked around for a bit, maybe chatted with Jaha some, but ultimately had the "I have to save my people” talk with herself, that of course lead her into, once again, believing that she has NO CHOICE.
Here is where I feel it gets a little different here than in the past. Please remember that I’m not saying this was the right or wrong decision.
Season 1: Clarke closes the door to the dropship, leaving Bellamy and Finn outside, and then the grounders to all burn when Jasper ‘blasts off’
Season 2: Clarke irradiates Mt. Weather, killing Maya, innocent children, and people that had helped the delinquents and Bellamy
Season 3: Clarke pulls the lever to pull everyone out of the City of Light, even after hearing about the coming 2nd nuclear apocalypse
Season 4: Clarke takes the bunker for Arkadia, even though the conclave hadn’t finished.
Now, I know these aren’t the only times Clarke Griffin has displayed her Slytherin traits, but I ‘m just using these cause these are the pretty major ones.
The difference I found is that for the things in S1-3, both Clarke and the audience saw what she was doing as stopping something that was an immediate, right there in your face threat.
In season 1 the grounders are there attacking and killing her friends.
In season 2 she’s watched as Raven, and then her mom are on the table being drilled into, not to mention her friends and more of her people chained to the wall ready to be next.
In season 3, despite being in the City of Light and not actually seeing what’s going on in the throne room, knows that Bellamy, her mother, Miller, Pike, etc…are in there trying to keep her safe, while fighting people that they know/care about that are chipped.
In these moments the audience can easily put themselves into Clarke’s shoes. Because Clarke is seeing the same thing (well maybe not so much with the CoL thing, but you know what I mean) that we are. It makes the decision to pull the lever in Mt. Weather, while extremely heartbreaking, understandable.
The difference between these moments and the reveal in 4x10 is that Clarke has started to doing this while the conclave is still going on. This isn’t an ‘I had no choice/no other options’ choice. Octavia was that other option, now I’m not blaming Clarke for not 100% believing in Octavia in the conclave, these other warriors have been training for years, and Clarke wasn’t there for Bellamy’s advice, which helped Octavia to win in the end. Still, as an audience we can see what’s going on in the conclave. We know that Octavia hasn’t lost yet. We know she’s made an alliance with Roan. We see her win in the end, and claim that they’ll share the bunker. We know the whole story because as outside viewers to this world we have that ability. Clarke does not. (Same as stuff with Bellamy in S3) So, when we are no longer in the same position/shoes/state of mind as Clarke her decisions can start to seem out of place.
“I’m Leia Skywalker,” she says, and there is something unfathomably life-changing about that little declaration. “We’re here to rescue you!”
ANYTHING BY PHIL IS EXCELLENT TBH. This is only the first in an entire series of fics and they are honestly all worth the read, the Skywalkers are happy and nobody is dead and sand trash child Leia will happily kick anyone’s ass. If you’re interested in delving into EU territory theirOrgana-Solo kids fics [x] are also absolutely terrific.
The one where Vader turned double agent for the Rebellion about three years after ROTS, and Leia is now his primary contact with the Rebellion.
This entire series is a Star Wars fandom mainstay and has inspired countless offshoots of fanfic, worldbuilding, and meta. I would personally suggest starting with Decryption Codes [x] before starting chronologically because Leia makes a good introductory POV for someone who’s never watched the prequels, but almost any order works.
anonymous asked: What if Luke and Leia were “switched at birth” (or rather, the difference is how they were split)? Prince Luke Organa? Leia Skywalker?
When she is nine, Leia sits her uncle and auntie down and, small face screwed up with determination, asks for an increase of her allowance. She has prepared points and counterpoints. She cites both local and intergalactic codes of labor law.
Her uncle frowns at her for a long minute once she’s done. She holds his gaze, stare for stare, chin untrembling, because that’s how he’d taught her to when they went to barter for parts at Toshi Station.
“Alright,” he says.
“My bedtime should be pushed an hour later, too,” Leia tries and her aunt laughs and tells her to go do the dishes.
When Leia is twelve, she organizes all of the children of local farms into a union. Their parents think they’re kidding until they hold their first strike.
Short and sweet, another great take on the age old question of “what if Luke and Leia’s guardians had been switched?”
Luke’s face turns puzzled, bemused. Leia hurries to continue before he can stop her. “I don’t have a great destiny. I haven’t been to any swamps seeking old mentors, I don’t have Kenobi looking over my shoulder to make sure I do the right thing.”
“You’re my sister,” Luke says, and she doesn’t know how to make him understand.
OR: The one where Leia trains in the Force.
This fic is near and dear to my heart if only bc it shows the messy anger and unfinished business of the rebellion after their big victory on Endor; Luke is struggling, Han gets into fights, and Leia, well. Leia trains in the Force. Another great fic for trio dynamics and how the three of them support each other through difficulties.
Leia is growing in fits and spurts, eating greedily and crying loudly. She stays in a sling on Padme’s chest when they move, Luke held snug in a sling around Obi Wan’s. Luke gets a whole head of thick brown hair while Leia’s is still patchy and bald, but he never matches his sister’s powerful lungs.
When Padme had been sitting in her high senatorial apartment on Corsucant, holding Anakin’s sweaty hand, she had never imagined she’d be murmuring desperately soothing noises to her fussy daughter while she shot around a corner at stormtroopers, while R2D2 meddles with a ship’s blast doors behind her.
Luke starts teething on a hot jungle planet where they hunker down for three weeks, sleeping in an abandoned old temple and catching the local wildlife for dinner. Leia takes her first steps in the belly of a Corellian freighter they’ve stowed away on. She wobbles between Padme’s outstretched hands and Obi Wan’s knees and boxes of smuggled luxuries. When she falls down, Obi Wan surges forward, heart in his throat, but Leia laughs.
OKAY TECHNICALLY THIS IS NOT PURE ORIGINAL TRILOGY but it’s still wonderful and honestly if someone’s never watched the prequels they could still 100% enjoy it and understand what’s going on. A personal favorite and a fanfic gold standard.
This should be a solid enough list to get anyone started; if you’re willing to delve into more prequel or sequel trilogy inspired stuff there’s also a lot of fic with timetraveling shenanigans, inter-generational family drama, and Luke, Leia, and Han trying to solve the galaxy’s problems during any given era.
Happy reading! Hope this was helpful, feel free to hmu if you’re wondering about anything more specific.
Back at it once again, but this time I’m talking about Oda and Dazai.
So, let’s start with the beginning where we see Oda, Dazai, and Ango meet in bar Lupin. Their bond is an oddity and pretty comical at times. They speak about their jobs and Dazai gets excited when he’s told he would probably get blown the fuck up if he did Oda’s job.
This is one of Oda’s first thoughts about Dazai form his point of view. He doesn’t fear him, but he does give Dazai’s reputation recognition. Oda is (most likely) older than Dazai, but views him as an equal. Also, this shaggy, young boy in man’s clothing wouldn’t look like he could harm a fly at first glance, but Oda learns over time.
Hello sweet Panda~ I love learning languages but I noticed that I haven't done any progress since a cople of months... I don't have as big motivation as I had before. Also when it comes to use my language skills in the real life it turns out they are almost useless. Do you maybe have any idea what should I do? I love your blog and what you do <3
You my dear anon hit a plateau. That’s a zone (usually in the intermediate level) where you don’t make much progress and you lose your motivation too. I wrote a post about it here. It has 2 parts but the other part is linked in this post. This will tell you what to do/study. Try to challenge yourself with new ways of studying. ^^ However, for the motivation part, i’d suggest you to think why you study that language. Set some mini goals (read a comic daily, read a book weekly, write 5 pages in your journal etc.) and reward yourself when you fulfill these small tasks. Find new reasons to study that language.
Languages are useful in their own way, maybe now your skills couldn’t help you in any way but maye next time, they will. Try to talk to more people using your target language, or just switch everything to that language from tumblr to your phone’s settings.
Let me tell you a story, you are in Italy and you have been learning Italian for a couple of weeks now. You also know some German. However, your train to Berlin isn’t where it was supposed to be because you’re in the wrong part of the station. What do you do? Do you speak that broken Italian and go to Berlin where you should be or do you just remain in Florence for the rest of your life?
That was a fictional story, let me tell you a real one. 10 years ago i think? during winter, a truck driver got stuck close to my city. He was from Serbia. He didn’t know Romanian and he knew some broken English. However, people couldn’t talk to him. (yeah, people around here aren’t good with English usually) that man was lucky because he knew some Russian. He has never spoken to anyone Russian to that point from what he said to my parents but because he knew that language, even poorly, he was able to talk to my parents. His truck got repaired, (my dad knows how to fix cars and technology in general), he wasn’t outside during a winter with -15C and he got home after 1 day. For a language that he has never used, i think those skills saved him that time.
Okay, so ever since the talk of the switch I have been ever so hopeful of an Animal Crossing title for it, and not just a crappy spinoff, either. Especially after the release of the switch I feel like this is something very likely to happen, given the villager icons you can choose from on the switch profiles and other hints. Anyways, here are what I feel like would be some entertaining additions to the next Animal Crossing title. This is a looooong list so pls bear with me.
Way way WAYYYYYY more slots to hold patterns like in HHD, like I am so amazed HHD was the first AC title to have this.
The ability to place PWPs wherever they will fit, also like the placement used in HHD.
Get a notification from Isabelle when you start the game that informs you of a new villager wanting to move in, you can then choose the location of their house so it doesn’t interfere with paths or anything.
I think it would be really cool to be able to edit the layout of our town as an alternate option to filtering through random ones. Similar to the acnl editor, but in the initial startup of the game. Choosing where streams, ponds, beaches, buildings, etc. are instead of having to settle on one.
Be able to choose your native fruit.
Similar to HHD, you can unlock special items from encountering certain villagers and they can be placed in your catalogue. Like how some have the sloppy series, etc.
A bigger campsite, like the RV one that was introduced in Welcome Amiibo, but has tents as well as more RVs that are not just specials. Like, have 2 RVs there that rotate everyday, one being a special character and the other just a normal villager, and of course spaces available for use with amiibo cards.
MORE THAN 1 PWP A DAY. I get SO MAD having to time travel just because I want more than one streetlight in my town.
Also, NO MORE RANDOM PWPS!!!!!! I played for YEARS with only a couple of suggestions from my villagers, I never was even suggested the police station!!!!!!! If we have to unlock them based on time played or town status or pay bells to unlock them, sure, that’s cool, BUT NO MORE RELYING ON SUGGESTIONS!!!!
Shops have way more items available to purchase, and on top of a bigger in-store selection, I think it would be cool to have kind of like a revolving catalogue where you can order things (like maybe have whole series in there or something) that also changes everyday along with the store’s inventory.
LARGER MAIN STREET!!!! I thought the town in HHD was a really good size for a main street for the next AC title. Also, the ability to choose the exteriors of the buildings on main street like in HHD.
More specialization of the shops on main street. Like, instead of just having the typical ones we have had for AGES maybe introduce some new ones, like a pet store (more on this later) or a restaurant like what there is to choose from in HHD
Possibly link your HHD catalogue with the new AC title? That way you have items unlocked and it gives you a little head start on items you can choose from.
BE ABLE TO DESIGN PANTS!!!!! Maybe there is a reason this isn’t a thing yet that I am completely ignorant about, but I WANT TO DESIGN SOME DAMN PANTS!!!! There are hardly any to choose from in the game so I am blown away that this hasn’t become a feature yet in all of the AC titles. Also, being able to design shoes and socks would be cool, too. But if anything, pls just let us design some pants.
Ability to have pets!!! So we can have some uninvited cockroaches roaming around but lord forbid I have a cute lil kitten or puppy??? You have no idea how much I loved the little hamster cage, but it can only do so much. I think it would be neat to get rid of the cockroaches and be able to purchase animals from a pet store on main street that can roam around in one (or all) room(s) and if you leave the game unattended for a length of time, you would come back to PEE in your FLOOR and you would have to clean it instead of stomping on cockroaches.
Either pick from different sets or create your own set of beginning villagers with amiibo cards for when you start up a new town. More often than not, my villagers starting out are all uggos.
Be able to automatically access your bank account without having to go to an ABD. Like maybe we have a device similar to our TPC that acts kinda like a smartphone or something and we have an “app” for our bank that we can use.
This device could also let us talk to villagers like the HHD phone or order items or talk to other players online if we have their FCs.
Be able to choose the town hall and train station exteriors during the startup of the game instead of having to wait and get a perfect town rating in order to do so.
MORE CUTE FURNITURE SETS!!! Idk about you but I loved the sloppy series and alpine series and I wish there were more cute pale series to choose from, like maybe have a whole pastel series that goes with the pastel table introduced in HHD.
More expensive home expansions, but they also expand faster. This doesn’t have to be the replacement for the current situation, but just to have as an option I think would be cool.
Be able to design furniture with Cyrus not just remodel it. Like we could start with a base item, but redesign it using something similar to what we use to design clothes and patterns. AND we could create QR codes for these like we would be able to for outfits and stuff.
A “global store” where people could post items they don’t want anymore kind of like an online flea market that we could access by either going to Re-Tail or on the TPC device. People could also sell their designed items on here if they didn’t want to do QR codes.
Train Station allows you to travel to ANY town with gates open and accepting random visitors. Kind of like how club tortimer pairs you up with random people on the island, you could go to a random town. No FCs necessary and it would be a fun way to make more friends to play with in the future!
Also, with having people visit your town, you should be able to select the level of access they have to it. You should have a little menu while there are people visiting that shows who all is in the town and also what level of access they have. This can be adjusted at any time and there would be about 3 levels:
Restricted: Can only WALK around and talk to villagers and observe the items in your town. (how each visitor would start out)
Intermediate: Can buy, pick up, do anything in your town, but a notification will pop up on your screen anytime they want to do something and you will have to approve their action.
Unrestricted: Can do anything (like how it is now) without needing approval.
When having visitors in your town, you can also see them on your town map in real time like you see yourself. Instead of little people icons, though, they should be like numbers based on who got there first, #1, and so on. I feel like they would make it easier to tell who is who. But who even knows if we will have a map like the one we’re used to with the switch. I feel like the Wii-U might have been better in the whole dual screen aspect of the game.
We can also choose to see villagers on the map in real time.
Have other parts of town that we can access. Like maybe there is a little hill that leads up to the neighborhood where all the “special” characters live and stuff like that.
Ability to work at more shops than just the cafe. Have the jobs be more like mini games though.
Ability to demolish or move home without destroying your town.
When selecting “give me something” from an amiibo villager, their catalogue should pop up so you can choose what item you want.
MORE SANRIO ITEMS!!!!!!! The sanrio sets are so dang cute I love them!!!! Either collab with sanrio some more or make some more items that going along with the cutesy themes they have! Or maybe some san-x related items, like bring in rilakkuma etc.
A music shop!!! I think KK should have his own little record store where he performs during the day and it closes at night when he goes to the club B)
GIVE CELESTE BACK HER OBSERVATORY!!!! I cannot STRESS this ENOUGH!!!!! Not only was it such a cool idea, I MISS MAKING INAPPROPRIATELY SHAPED CONSTELLATIONS!!!!
Able Sisters have a section in their shop for QR codes from all over the world via internet. If not connected, then it could just be empty or maybe you could only access it by talking to mabel or sabel or smth.
A Hotel!! This could be where people who are visiting your dream address start out, they could go to sleep there too and start a new day or something.
Possibly upload your HHD buildings to your town to replace the ones on main street.
This whole “smartphone”/TPC replacement thing:
Cell phone: call and talk to your own villagers and amiibo villagers
Email?: maybe. Could replace mailbox for letters only, not deliveries.
Initiatives can still be viewed on this
Timmy and Tommy “online” catalogue
Online Flea Market from players all over.
Bank Account: can access everything you’d be able to at an ABD
Music: could change background music to a KK song if one so chose
Can contract out Leif for a sum of bells to landscape your town. Select from some different colors, themes, flowers, if you are not very talented in the ways of landscaping.
Can get paths from Nook’s homes! It would be cool if Nintendo made some paths that actually matched up with the grass and stuff that you could purchase from Nook.
Where multiple face items like glasses, bandages, binkie so long as they don’t interfere with each others’ placements.
Be able to wear accessories over “makeup” I think our miis would look really cute with some of the accessories in the game!
Be able to hold more than one mii mask at a time.
Be able to start the game by choosing the villager’s appearance like in HHD, no more random appearances based on weird questions
Instead of just a couple exterior house choices, there should be more in a catalogue at Nook’s, but some are only available after you have upgraded your house x amount of times.
Furniture collections with more items. Rooms that are upgraded are really big and it kinda sucks when some series only have like 10 items in them.
Be able to see what an item is while it’s in our pockets!!!! I hate having to go home and display it in my home to see what it is and whether or not I want to keep it.
ALPACA VILLAGERS!!!!!!! So many of the special characters are so cute I wish we could have regular villagers that are that cute who are able to move into our town. Also walruses like wendell would be really cute.
Ability to access the time from within the game, maybe with like a special clock or something similar to the way we can have a fortunes told to us through the lovely phone, but only that phone.
Access to our storage room and regular inventory when we are in the “room editing” mode. It would save so much time if we didn’t have to exit out of it every time we needed a new item.
More villagers in the town!!! Like maybe 14 or 15
Kick out unwanted villagers at the town hall and accept requests of certain ones wanting to move in. Like see which villager it is and either accept them and pick a spot for their house or deny them.
Able to change camera angle for more diverse screenshots like HHD
PLEASE BE HD LIKE THE COURSES IN MARIO KART PLEEEEEASSSSEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A town hall with a room that is able to be reserved for events that you can set up, like harvest festival dinners, toy day party, bday parties, etc. And with these events all the villagers have to show up. You can also decorate the room with items from your catalogue or choose from different pre-made themes.
So as you can see this list is long as heck. Feel free to add to it and let me know what you think, I always love seeing ideas and talking about Animal Crossing with people!!!!!!!!!!
You stopped painting your nails and met your manager’s angry eyes.
“Of course I am.” You answered and continued painting your short nails a devil-red colour.
“What did we just say?” Your manager, Louise, asked with crossed arms sitting at the other end of the table. Five other people were sitting at the table, all staring at you as they waited for an answer.
“That I should…” You hesitated because you definitely hadn’t heard a single word throughout the entire meeting. “I should be nicer to the paparazzi.”
“No, but we need to work on that, too,” Louise commented and leant forward. You sighed and put the nail polish aside, waiting for the actual important news.
“You’re getting a boyfriend.” You corked an eyebrow at Louise’s words and chuckled slightly. Jesus, you wouldn’t go that far just for publicity.
“This is not your management sitting at the table and you haven’t even asked who they are,” Louise said in a disappointed voice.
“I just assumed you had replaced my team, I guess.” You avowed, earning a death glare from Louise.
“No.” She disclosed. “These people are 5 Seconds Of Summer’s management. You’ve heard of the band.”
Louise stood up from her chair and walked all the way over to your seat, only to take away your nail polish to catch your full attention. She sat down on the table, holding intense eye contact, making you shutter. You didn’t really like Louise - sometimes she could be quite scary.
“I don’t want to date four boys at once.”
“Sometimes I think we should get your IQ checked.”
“I’m kidding.” You confirmed and nodded. “Continue.”
“Calum Hood, the bassist, need…” Louise paused and looked into the air, thinking about her words carefully. “He needs a ‘correction’. In addition, we all think you should be part of that ‘correction’.”
You looked over to the five people at the table. They were all dressed as normal people - unlike Louise and her management. She would always wear “business-clothes” as you liked to call it to annoy her. 5 Seconds Of Summer’s management seemed cool. You wished you switch them out with your own management.
“I don’t want to date a band member.” You hissed, making Louise cork an eyebrow.
“Sweetie, you don’t have a choice.”
Of course, you didn’t. Ever since Louise saw some potential in you, she had been controlling your life. You didn’t remember who found you singing with your acoustic guitar on Hollywood Boulevard, but the person brought you to Louise who immediately took you in as a client. You couldn’t say no; it was your dream. Since then it had been EP’s, red carpets, showing up to award shows but never winning anything. A whole year had passed and Louise had promised you to make something better in 2016 - yet nothing had happened yet.
“You’re meeting him tomorrow, Y/N.” Louise pulled you out of your thoughts and jumped down from the table. “Let’s try to impress him, okay? Don’t be a bitch.”
“I’m never a bitch,” you yelled after her.
Everybody had already left without you noticing and as soon as Louise closed the glass door, you sat alone in the big meeting room with a frown on your face and a nervous feeling in your gut. You actually liked 5 Seconds Of Summer - you just didn’t know anything about the boys. But if he was a nice guy, then pretend-dating him for a couple of months wouldn’t be the worst.
The next morning, you drove to Louise’s management where she had texted you to met her and Calum. You entered the massive building and took the elevator to the 10th floor with everything being a routine. You walked out and in the doors until you eventually came across Louise’s office. You almost kicked the door in when you entered, making Louise and the stranger turn to you.
You recognised Calum immediately. His brown hair was sticking to his forehead as he pursed his lips, putting away his phone. You sighed as you could almost see the lust play in his eyes.
“This is Calum, Y/N.” Louise had put on the voice you use when you talk to kids.
“I’m aware.” You answered and sat down in the chair beside him. Louise had a huge amount of empty space in her office. The only thing that was in there were two plants, a desk with a swivel chair, and two other velvet chairs in front of that desk. The rest of the room was empty.
You felt the desire to throw your feet on her desk but instead you tried to keep a positive attitude - tried not to give Calum attention.
“Calum, this Y/N.” Calum nodded politely. Louise looked something up on her computer, reading some stuff aloud.
“We hope that this relationship is gonna work for both sides… blah, blah blah… this is not only important for your career… blah, blah, blah… it’s important to have good chemistry… blah, blah, blah. You get the point.”
Both you and Calum nodded as Louise shifted between looking at you two. Her left eye always seemed redder than her right and it freaked you out every time she looked at you.
“We’re thinking the relationship should last at least 6 months.” Louise continued scrolling through something on her computer while talking to you. “Rumours need to be spread as soon as possible and what better way than to see you two ‘hanging out’. We’re calling out TMZ tomorrow where’ll you two will be seen together.”
Louise smiled while rambling on. She continued talking about how PR was for the best and it didn’t have to last long, but it would be better if it could last six months.
Ugh, six months was a long time. And you had gotten the bassist. You would have preferred the lead singer as a fake boyfriend - Luke was cuter.
After a good thirty minutes of Louise talking about the following stunt, she left the room so you two could be ‘alone’.
None of you said anything. You just stared at his rosy cheeks as he observed your reaction. Which was a cold stone face.
“What kind of person are you?” Calum questioned and tilted his head. You furrowed your brows, not fully understanding the question.
“What do you mean?”
“You know, what type of person are you?” he repeated with a hand gesture. “Green Day or the 1975? Hook-up or true love? Ice cream or cookies?”
“Uh, Green day. True love. And cookies.” You answered and stared outside the window while Calum was nodding. Your hands were on your lap, lightly tapping along to a song stuck in your head.
“Do you actually believe in true love or are you just against hook-ups?” Calum asked again and you sighed when you turned around to face him. His eyes were darker than the night as the grey t-shirt were hanging loosely on his strong chest and huge biceps.
“I believe in true love.” You answered with raised eyebrows, waiting to be shut down.
“So, you’re not against hook-ups?” Calum smirked and you instantly knew where this would be going.
“No,” you clicked your tongue. “However, I don’t do ‘hook-ups’.”
Calum frowned before putting a wide smile on his face.
“Not even one-night-stands?”
You snorted and finally put your feet on the desk, without realising how rude it was. You didn’t want to date something for publicity but here you were. Sitting in front of a guy that seemed like a douche, as he kept asking you questions about sex. You ignored his last question and instead you starting provoking him; just to have fun.
“You’re not that good at bass, honestly. Plus, your bandmates are hotter than you. ” You smirked, making Calum bite his lip. You exhaled and smiled innocently at you. He was looking for a clear comeback
“You’re supposed to be a singer, right? Yet I haven’t even heard of you.”
“Well, let’s just blame that on the manager we both just listened to ramble. Oh wait, no, we didn’t, cause she’s boring.”
Calum raised his chin and you shook your head while looking down at your lap. It felt like you had gotten everything out your chest. You hated being polite when you didn’t feel like it. You had to be polite to interviewers, paparazzi, management, crew, everyone. Hating on someone you didn’t really know felt somewhat good.
“We both know why they choose you, right?” Calum inquired with a smirk to which you shook your head as an answer.
“Because of my sparkling personality?” You joked. Calum chuckled, making your stomach turn.
“Because of your attitude. Not your personality.”
You bit your inner cheek, thinking about it. Everything made sense now. You remembered seeing all the front magazine covers with titles such as “Calum Hood: Out with another girl” or “The fuckboy of 5SOS” or “Why Calum Hood is a fuckboy?”.
This takes place during Hush, which is widely regarded as one of the best Batman stories out there. I think that’s mostly due to a combination of Jim Lee’s beautiful art and the fact that the story incorporates so many of the top tier Batman villains. I’m not a huge fan of the ending–it seems a little forced to me, and I think it would have been a better place to bring Jason back in–but most of the story is really nice.
This is the first issue that Tim is in. That means we get some gorgeous shots of Tim. It starts out with him and Bruce setting Selina up. Bruce suspects that someone’s been orchestrating the whole thing, and he uses Selena to try to track that person down. He and Tim stage a fight where Tim is furious at Selena for “seducing” Bruce. It’s really out of character for him–he and Selena have been friendly over the years. I’m always surprised that Selena doesn’t pick up on that.
Bruce’s introspection about Tim is really nice. In particular, note this one comment: “I have to hand it to the boy. He wants to be the world’s greatest detective and from what I’ve seen so far… he will be someday.”
It’s also worth noting that Selena considers Bruce to be Tim’s father. This is especially noteworthy since Bruce technically isn’t is father yet.
Finally, this is the (sort of?) first return of Jason Todd. In the Hush storyline this turns out to be Clayface in disguise, but later that’s retconned. The final story tells it as Jason for the first part, and then (somewhere in there) he switches places with Clayface. (This is why I’m not crazy about Hush; I think this should have been the climax of the story, with Jason returning as the villain.)
I'm 4'11" and weigh 120, because of my height, my weight is stacked differently. For the past two weeks I've been eating a lot better and exercising and had my first day at the gym yesterday. Before I hit the gym today, do you have a recommended workout I should do? Mainly how long to do cardio, and what machines to use. Thank you!
Hi! So I try to do split my workout in half, maybe 30 min of cardio & 30 min of weight training, or 45 min & 45 min. As for weight training, I like to pick a certain body part to work each day - arms one day, legs the next, etc. I also like to switch up which cardio machine I’m doing everyday, treadmill one day, then elliptical the next, stair climber, etc.
Today, pick your muscle group, choose 3-5 different exercises for that muscle group, & do 3 sets of 10 reps per exercise. This could be either w a machine or free weights. Listen to your body & don’t strain or overdo it by using too heavy of weights or too many reps. After, pick a cardio machine & try upping the resistance or speed as you go. Let me know what you ended up doing after you’re finished! Go you for hitting the gym on a Saturday! :) xoxo
Bruno Hoffmann takes on Tel Aviv, Berlin and Nashville with full commitment and prevails. Bruno has been chipping away at the forefront of the tech game for so long but that’s not all he has. Full power 5’s and a huge 3 over a rail straight into a car and you have yourself a committed man.
Laced to an epic soundtrack fit for the superstar that Bruno has become cut with intense filmmaking by Rich Forne, this is a part Bruno should be really proud of.
We welcome Bruno to the Elite Vans Global team, switching out from the Vans Europe squad.
Tired eyes stared down all around the table. Pidge pushed her glasses up her face, past her bangs to rest on her head, and gave a long, suffering sigh. From beside her, she could see Matt look up and glance her way, having heard her pull a signature Shiro sound, but she couldn’t help it. Not anymore.
Lance, as usual, was the first to verbalize his complaints. “Allura,” He whined, shifting in his seat so he could lean forward, “You always make your campaigns so long . Can we just go to a tavern or something? We’re still recovering from the giant nest!”
Alie did her head tilt thing when she said the word "together" to Clarke, and I think it means she must have known that Clarke associates "together with Bellamy," which means she was trying to use Clarke's love for Bellamy to manipulate her into not pulling the lever. But it 10000% backfired on her, and proved that once again, Alie does not understand what love truly means.
I like your interpretation for that artistic choice in that moment, and I will come back to it in this post. Okay, so my review ended up being a book, I’ve decided to break down parts of the episode with the different asks people gave me. It’s much easier because brains would explode if I tried to write a full out review (I may still though, we’ll see).
If you are a huge Cl.exa fan, you may not want to read this. You have been warned.
Premise 1: In order to better understand where I am coming from in this post, you’ll need to know that I believe the COL Le/xa was summoned by Clarke and her need, and that it wasn’t the real Le/xa we came to know in 2B or 3A. Look at the following dialogue between Clarke and AI Becca:
Clarke: “Did you give me this (talking about her Father’s Watch)
Becca: “No, you did. ALIE 2.0 has merged with your mind. But your mind is in control. And only the mind that is in control can operate the kill switch.”
Clarke summoned things she needed to gain strength and guidance in COL, and she “fixed” them in order to remember the best parts of them:
Reminder - Emori in 3x15: “I would if I had any [defects].” Ppl fix things in the COL. ;-)
1. Her father’s watch - once broken is now fixed and ticking (she fixed its defect).
2. Her season 1 clothing - the part of her she identifies with (current identity is a defect, so she fixes it)
3. The switch - she’s pulled two switches that caused pain (she fixes it by summoning up a switch that can save people - she is fixing her past wrongs/defects).
3. Le/xa … well, do you see where I’m going with this?
Screen-To-Script: “Goddamn right IT’S LE/XA! In full battle armor and war paint – the perfect [fixed] embodiment of the SPIRIT OF THE COMMANDERS.” (LINK TO SOURCE)
Interview with Eliza Taylor:Did you at least ask them why you’re wearing Clarke’s first-season costume when she enters the City of Light? “I did! I thought it was kind of a cool spin. It was the first season costume, but it was blue shirt as opposed to gray. Jason [Rothenberg, EP] was like, “Well in the City of Light, you see yourself as the way you would have liked to have been, the way that you think you look to other people.” I kind of like that, especially after everything Clarke’s been through. Even for me as the actor, I identify with Clarke the most in that wardrobe. It was nice to put it back on A) it’s just such a nice callback and B) because it still fit after three years and I’m really happy about that! (Laughs)”
Clarke summoned the Le/xa she loved the most, the Le/xa she “saw,” not the Le/xa that was portrayed on t.v. over the last year. This COL Le/xa hadn’t broken her heart in 2x16. This Le/xa had the real Le.xa’s fierce nature, snarky smiles, and relentless passion … but the L.exa in COL also lacked the real L.exa’s sadness, seriousness, raw anger, and dubious morality. At first, I was thrown by COL L.exa … because it wasn’t the Le/xa I remembered and connected to in 3A. This L.exa felt surreal, and Alycia Debnam-Carey over acted the part (which was weird to me because she is a brillant actress that knows how to do subtle acting). However, I believe this was an intentional artistic decision made by the director, Jason, and Alycia because they wanted show that this was Clarke’s mind in control, and it was the flame connected to Clarke’s mind itself guiding her to the kill switch, not the real Le/xa but parts of the real Le/xa (the better parts, the fixed parts) definitely. In the end, it was really Clarke that saved herself in that moment Le/xa sailed over her head and killed those COL people bots, not Le/xa (which is important to me because our Clarke is not a damsel in distress, thank you very much). (Note: one of the many reasons why the ADR ILY should have been left out).
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Okay, knowing that premise now, I want us to look at two very important moments in the COL. In order to understand these moments in the script, I’ll need to remind you that “love is weakness (but really a strength)” is a running theme in this show, and it has always most strongly centered around Clarke/L.exa and Clarke/Bellamy. That is canon, and we all know it, but we’ve learned throughout 3B that love became a strength for Clarke… and who helped her realize that, by the way?hmmm … I wonder …I wrote a meta about it (HERE) between Clarke/Bellamy. It was important that this theme was rehashed between Clarke/Bellamy before 3x16 because it was reminding us that Clarke’s love for Bellamy gives her strength … same with Le/xa.
Note: The writers rehashed this theme with Le/xa and Titus in 3x07 to remind us all about Le/xa’s link to Clarke and theme of “love is weakness (but really a strength).
Clarke/Le.xa in the COL (Clarke’s memory for Le/xa gives her strength):
Le/xa: “Our fight in not over” Clarke finds strength to pull to standing, before falling …
Note: Le/xa gave Clarke strength to fight. Love is not weakness; it is strength.
Clarke/Bellamy in the COL (Clarke’s memory of Bellamy’s act of selfless love in Mt. Weather gives her strength):
ALIE: Will you really condemn the human race to die in six months?
Clarke: (trying to convince herself more than anyone) We’ll figure it out. We always do. [Note: she thinks of the delinquents and her friends in the moment, not necessarily Bellamy Blake … not yet. This is important so that people realize that later it IS Bellamy that gives her that final strength to pull the level in COL. Here, the delinquents/family were not quite enough to give her hope.]
Becca: “There’s still hope” [Note: Becca is doing what Clarke needs and is part of Clarke’s mind . . reminding Clarke of her own belief that there’s always hope season 1 callback]
ALIE:“According to my calculations, there’s is not.”
Becca:“Ten second, Clarke”
Clarke’s hand is frozen over the lever, tears in her eyes as she gazes upon the malignant planet.
ALIE: (practically in Clarke’s ear now) “Let me ease their pain, Clarke. We can save the human race … [anon reminder: head tilt] together.”
This lands on Clarke. It’s what Bellamy said to her at the Mt. Weather lever, a moment that haunts her still.[Note: Again it is BELLAMY, not the delinquents that give her hope. She didn’t think about the together in 3x11, she thought about Bellamy and her in 2x16.]
Finally, she looks back at ALIE, finding her strength …
Clarke: “You don’t ease pain. You overcome it … and we will.” [Note:because Bellamy is the memory she drew on for her strength … this also implies that she believes Bellamy has been the one to help her “overcome” her pain as well. Again, please don’t misunderstand me here. Clarke 100% is strong by herself, but here and elsewhere this season Bellamy has inspired her and reminded her of herself …that’s been his role]
With that, she PULLS the level with AUTHORITY.
Now, we know that Erica uses the head tilt action to show that she is learning and using that knowledge in attempts to convince people to her side. I also believe ALIE is using her knowledge (knowledge she learned from Jasper and Abby) that she learned about Bellamy and the delinquents to “ease” Clarke into accepting ALIE’s help. She must have learned that this word “together” is important to Clarke and that, when Clarke hears this word, Clarke tends to become compliant. What ALIE failed to understand was that the word “together” wasn’t a word devoid of emotion … it was a word brimming with love (An emotion that ALIE cannot understand and has now continuously used on others and found it effective. Lol, except between Bellamy and Clarke–Bellamy to Raven ALIE in 3x11 “you don’t know what you’re talking about”. Bellamy and Clarke’s love for each other has been literally incomprehensible to ALIE, which I find absolutely amazing). I believe this word, “together,” did indeed recall Bellamy to the forefront of her mind. It reminded her that even in the darkest of times there was this one thin thread of hope that has passed through her experiences on Earth, and Bellamy Blake always seems to remind Clarke of that hope … not only does he remind her of hope, he helps her to believe in it. With that belief (belief that she and Bellamy will save the world again together, and the reminder that she was able to overcome her pain because of the delinquents and Bellamy), she pulls the lever. She gains real hope for the future… and the source of that hope came from her memory of Bellamy. It’s that simple, folks, and that is f*cking powerful stuff.
I already saw some Cl.exa folks try to minimize that moment and the script-to-screen, saying that it had nothing to do with Bellamy’s love for Clarke or Clarke’s love for Bellamy. Some of them are still calling us delusional (and we are delusional if we think that moment is romantic, by the way. It’s not romantic … it’s more powerful than that, quite frankly). Don’t worry my anons and followers, we aren’t delusional. Why? Because we actually acknowledge Clarke’s entire story and all her relationships, not just the one. I acknowledge that Clarke had romantic feelings for Le/xa, and that she had come to “love” Le.xa on a deep level, but Bellamy’s love for Clarke and Clarke’s love for Bellamy has consistently sustained Clarke more than any other love on this show. Bellamy has never truly broken Clarke’s heart, not in the way her past lovers have … and that, my friends, is significant. No, Bellamy and Clarke are not “romantic” yet, but what kind of story would be told if Clarke didn’t end up falling hard for the man that has been her consistent and loving partner. A partner that she trusts, she believes in, she hopes with, she heals with, she fights with, she is equal to … and so, so much more. It’s only a matter of time, and people that don’t want Clarke to be with someone like that must not understand what unconditional love looks like.
Besides, Aaron Ginsburg said that the one emotion that would save the day this season was “love” … it’s significant that the memory Clarke drew upon to “save the world” was a memory of Bellamy.
Again, that’s powerful … and it was a move I predicted because I know, and you all know, that the most important relationship on this show is Bellamy and Clarke. The show will always begin with them (those damn lever moments) and end with them (again with those damn lever moments), because together they embody the theses of the show (love is strength, faith, hope, belief, home, the better way, and living not just surviving).
Bellarke is the most beautiful relationship I have ever seen, and that is why I will always cringe and roll my eyes whenever these two have “romantic” relationships with other people because it, quite frankly, feels fake to me. I really do hope that the writer’s go with Bellarke next season because if they do anymore “side romances” for these two … It would be f*cking frustrating. *sigh*. I do, however, think they will begin to really go down that road between Bellarke this next season. It just makes sense.
Endnote: If you want further meta on why Clarke and Bellamy are the embodiment of the theses of this show please go (HERE). I explain how and why the show centers around these two and always will. It’ll help you understand the way this show is structured around these two.
how did you stop being Catholic? certain parts of the Catholic church don't sit well with me, and some of the answers you've been giving are actually making me realize it more. my mom actually doesn't like some of their teachings either. but we keep going to Catholic mass every Sunday because it's what we're used to. should I try to switch denominations? or is it okay to keep going to mass at a Catholic church?
Hi there friend,
It started with someone having the courage to point out to me what was wrong and Biblically inaccurate with many Catholic beliefs/traditions. And let me tell you, I initially wanted no part of that conversation. I actually got really angry and offended when I was approached about this. My defensiveness honestly didn’t even make sense because I was spiritually dead at the time and was pretty much just going with the motions attending mass on Sundays but not actually reading the Word on my own, not really knowing much about Christianity beside the basics that Jesus died for our salvation. And even knowing that, I didn’t appreciate the seriousness of that sacrifice and all He did for us, and where we are all headed if we don’t accept the gift of salvation through faith in Christ. Honestly speaking, I didn’t even know much about Catholicism itself at the time, the religion I was claiming to follow. It was just what I was raised in and identified with. And because someone was challenging me on it, I got really offended that someone dared to criticize it.
So in the initial times I was approached about this, I really wasn’t hearing any of it. But the seeds were planted and that’s how He intended it to be. As time passed and He worked through others to reach me, I naturally started to learn more about the truth in Him. And the final straw was a very painful experience involving an abusive relationship that forced me to realize I needed to rely on Christ because no matter how much I talked to people close to me, nobody else could help the pain my broken heart was going through. In the midst of a moment where I was most scared and upset, I experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit for the first time. His presence was a calm and peace beyond my understanding, and it was something I never experienced prior to that moment. That painful time in my life motivated me to start reading the Word and when I started reading His Word, I began to get clarity about so many things. I realized I was spiritually dead before and that I was now born again - I now had a true relationship with Christ. And with that clarity, I began to accept the issues with Catholicism. I really can’t even pinpoint a “realization” moment where I noticed the issues. I guess I would describe it as more of a subtle awareness that kept growing where I just found myself noticing the issues and I no longer felt defensive about it because I had no reason to be defensive. My dedication was now to Christ and His Word because I actually read and knew His Word. And I realized that as a follower of Christ, if something contradicts His Word, I’m going to reject it. When I became born again, I realized my heart now belonged to Christ - not church leaders, doctrine established by man, or blind following of something merely because it was something I was raised with from childhood.
For your situation, I think this is something you should definitely take up with Him in prayer. It sounds like He is stirring something in your heart. If you are simply going to Catholic mass because it’s what you’re used to and you’re not going because it’s spiritually fulfilling you, then that’s certainly something you shouldn’t ignore. And it can’t be denied that there are doctrine/teachings in Catholicism that clash with the Word, and it seems you are becoming aware of this and it’s something you say doesn’t sit well with you. If you pray about this and seek His direction in this, He most certainly will provide you with the guidance you need - just as He did for me in this matter.
If you have any other questions, please let me know!
I do IM shots every two weeks and I will have to do my next shot at home because my doctors office is 2 hours away. The only problem is that my previous shots have been in my arm and I will be doing this one on my own. Could I switch and give my shot in my leg instead? And how would I figure out where to give myself the shot?
I don’t think it will be an issue (correct me if I’m wrong). If you switch to your thigh, imagine your thigh as being 3 parts, the injection should go in the middle section of your thigh to ensure you get the muscle!
Summary: The reader is kidnapped by Hydra and finds out that she is Tony Stark’s daughter. She is taken under the wing of the Avengers with Bucky and Steve acting as her protectors. The reader discovers the truth about her family while trying to grieve over the death of her mother, who died during the events in Sokovia. Will she be able to forgive the people responsible for her mother’s death? Will she survive the danger that has fallowed her all her life?