the sparks!!

I think it’s kind of cute when Kids These Days compliment stuff by saying “this is so wholesome and pure” but I’ll never be 100% over the time when those words meant “obedient and sexually repressed.”

I’m sure it’s generational, dependent on whether you feel more pressure to be sexualized or desexualized, and generally a personal-milieu thing, so I don’t disapprove of it.  And there’s a real sweetness to the idea that today’s up-and-coming kids value goodness and unironic niceness.

Personally, though, I kind of like the idea of being dirty and corrupt and wrong and okay with that.

Some people see “being gay is impure” and respond with “gay people can be as sweet and pure as anyone, please observe these pastel-tinted photos of gay couples snuggling among flowers,” and that’s a totally valid response.

But I’m kind of old-school rebellious deep down, and my response is more often tilted towards “hell yeah it’s nasty, and god it feels good.”

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athena: heyy? i haven’t seen you in..years? how have you been?

max: same old same old, you look amazing! whose this little one?

athena: sylvie, sorry she’s a bit shy around new people..

max: she’s beautiful, she looks just like you athena.. maybe? we could grab coffee sometime? catch up or whatever.. i have a son now, miles. he’s actually about sylvies age. 

athena: er? possibly, if candy would want to set up a play date..

max: soon ok?

athena: mhmm, i’ll see you around max..

hey does anyone else remember 2009 fanfiction culture where every fic was based off a taylor swift song 

Each gesture, each stolen glance, every hug held on a little tighter for a split second longer, feels just a little bit more, but never quite enough.
—  Friends (and maybe a little bit more)// is this what they mean when they talk about ‘sparks’?
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└ My thoughts: Mao-chan was a lovely, courageous lady.  Thank you for your kind words Sho-kun.

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heyitsmeme  asked:

I have a question related to this. What age was Ross when him mom died? And do you think her death and his dad’s distance because of it stunted his emotional growth? Or he’s just a product of his time? I mean he’s relatively modern compared to most of the men - at least in his marriage to Demelza. Thanks

Ross was nine, most likely or nearly ten when his mother died, and about eleven when his brother Claude Anthony (younger by four years) also died, aged six. It’s hard to be specific about how old he was, because specific birth and death dates aren’t known, but Ross was born probably around the new year in 1760, Claude Anthony was born in 1764 and died in 1771, and Grace Poldark died in 1770, aged thirty.

It’s really hard to know how these things affected Ross, because he so rarely alludes to them in the text. We know, obviously, that Joshua Poldark was a rake and a libertine, but that he loved Grace with his whole heart and that, for the duration of their marriage, he was steady and settled and, presumably, a fairly normal father (for the time period). We know that when Grace died, Joshua reverted to his former ways and was frequently gallivanting around with Tholly Tregirls and others, jaunting off on free trading ventures or pursuing women and all sorts of things besides. It’s likely that’s how Ross got himself into trouble with the law - by following his father’s example! But Ross rarely thinks about either of his parents, in the novels. It makes the rare occasions on which he does think about them, or rarer still speak of them, extremely notable. This, for instance, in The Black Moon:

‘I picked up a smattering of French when I was a boy, Will, going over with my father; but I would hardly think I know a word now. Do you remember my father?’

Nanfan smiled. ‘Oh, yes, sur, I mind him well. I mind seeing your mother once too, though that were long ago, when I was no more’n a tacker. She were riding a horse alongside of your father. She were tall. And thin, like – or thin then – wi’ long dark hair.’

‘Yes,’ said Ross. ‘Yes. She had long dark hair …’ For a moment he was a child of nine again and a part of her sickness and her pain. It was terrible the darkness then, and the crying woman, and the unguents and the balm and the scurrying feet. Illness and sad smells and an old nurse and the parchment colour of his father’s face. Smoke casting a shadow, and the shadow was disease and death. He blinked and shook the image away. Now it was twenty-five years later and his wife and child bloomed and the corroding worm had gone from the house.

So it had an effect, yes, but I’m not sure we can draw any conclusions about what effect it had. The text just doesn’t give us enough to draw on - small allusions here and there to Joshua’s wild reputation, mentions of Wheal Grace being named for Grace, but very little emotional content. And don’t forget that at that time, death was common. Women frequently died, in childbirth or from illness. Children died from illnesses that we don’t have now. Francis and Verity had three siblings who died, and their mother died in 1973, when Verity was fifteen and Francis thirteen.

What Ross lacks is an ability to express his emotions to others - to anyone, but especially to Demelza - but I’m not sure that means he’s particularly more emotionally stunted than anyone else, certainly in the society in which he lives. At any rate, I’m not sure we can take to mean that the deaths of his mother and brother, and the subsequent detachment of his father, caused this effect on him. There’s simply not enough evidence either way.

Spark of Love: Part 7

Summary: Sixteen year-old Remington heads out on her first date with a cute girl from school. Naturally, the Avengers decide to follow her to make sure she’s safe.

Characters: OFC Remington, OFC Alexa, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, Wanda Maximoff

Warnings: none

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“Th-th-this is such a stu-stupid idea,” Sam shivered as he shoved his hands under his armpits. A few snowflakes fell gently from the night sky as the Avengers hid behind large bushes in Rockefeller Center.

“Plus it’s an invasion of privacy,” Steve agreed. Even though his body temperature was regulated thanks to the super solider serum, he still tugged his hat over his ears.

“Go home then,” Tony replied, adjusting the zoom on his binoculars.

“And leave you here to cause trouble?” Bucky smirked. “Yeah, right, Stark.”

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ladyjaneyrain replied to your post: I have a question related to this. What age was…

There’s a passage in Demelza after Julia’s funeral, where he’s thinking about when his mother died and how he put up a barrier to his emotions in order to cope with the pain. “… something within him had risen up, a barrier to shield off his weakness and tenderness and frailty.”

I’d forgotten about that passage; you’re quite right.

I think, though, it doesn’t particularly change my thoughts about Ross’s emotional growth. That response - to block off the pain of grief, of losing his mother - seems to me to be a perfectly natural response. It’s not a response everybody would have, but’s a response that many people do have. It doesn’t mean he keeps blocking off the ‘weaker’ emotions, though it does, perhaps, leave him singularly ill-equipped to deal with griefs and disappointments.