Before I post anything else, first and foremost I have to show all the love in the world to Sonequa Martin Green. This woman is so underrated as an actress and her portrayal of Sasha was a great source of inspiration. Another representation of a strong, brilliant and resilient black woman, her significance to TWD cannot be devalued or underestimated. In the face of unspeakable odds she managed to push through and that’s a struggle that so many of us face every single day. Michonne and Sasha represent the magic within black women and the validation that comes from that is indescribable. I think TWD did a great job with sending Sasha and Sonequa out with pride and dignity. This is only the beginning for Mrs. Martin Green. Shine on queen. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. 🙏❤👑
Scented tendrils rose from the steaming hot water that filled the bathtub. You sighed wistfully as you let yourself sink into the soothing depths, instantly feeling your muscles relax as the heat seemed to seep into your bones. The small bathroom was only illuminated by candles placed throughout the room, giving it a dim, muted kind of look that was perfect for daydreaming. Closing your eyes, you let the soft sounds of classical music lull you into a light sleep.
You were ripped from your slumber when you felt a warm, large hand settle on your shoulder that gently coaxed you to lean forward. Blinking sleepily, you saw Simon smile down at you, before he settled into the tub behind you and drew you back against his muscular, slightly hairy chest. You sighed contentedly when he started to massage your tense shoulders for a few minutes. Afterwards his corded arms wrapped around your middle as he swept your hair to one side and pressed a soft kiss to your shoulder before his calloused hands slowly drifted upwards.
It straight up hurts my soul that there are people out there blind to this woman's beauty.
So she has gray hair. So fucking what. Most of us out there are going to have it someday, and hell. Some won’t even make it out of their 20’s without it.
Tell me something. Does the color of your hair define who you are as a person? Because it absolutely shouldn’t. I’m sorry, but the very idea that it would is bullshit.
Melissa McBride, from all accounts, is a wonderfully genuine person. She’s well loved by her peers, and she has this amazing talent that allows her to speak a thousand and one words without saying a word. She’s creative and kind and a precious gift to The Walking Dead fandom. Her portrayal of Carol Peletier has transcended genres and made people that would normally shun shows like TWD take notice.
And oh, yeah. She has gray hair.
But you know what else she has?
A special sort of chemistry with her costar Norman Reedus. A sparkly kind of something that is pretty rare on television because in the absence of unambiguous evidence of the true nature of their characters’ love (and it’s love, dammit…fight me), she’s drawn you in. Admit it. Even if you balk against the very idea of romantic love between Carol and Daryl, you cannot deny they are special to each other.
And why shouldn’t they love each other like that?
Oh, I forgot. It’s the gray hair. That somehow renders a person a used up has-been around these parts. That negates any desire to have a loving emotional and yes, sexual connection with the person they are closest to in the entire post-Apocalyptic world.
Melissa McBride and her character are fucking gorgeous, and you know why? It comes from within. Don’t get me wrong. Both of them rock the gray hair like nobody’s business–I can only hope I do the same one day, and thanks to MMB, I’m not so afraid of it anymore, but even if they didn’t, I’d still look up to them for so many reasons that I won’t go into right now.
I’m not even going to address the absurdity that she’s somehow not a good match for Norman’s Daryl because she has gray hair and therefore, she must be old. They’re literally the most age-appropriate couple in theory on the entire show besides maybe Carl and Enid. They’re contemporaries. And you know what? They look absolutely gorgeous together, but that’s not even the best part. Their chemistry is a thing of beauty, and Carol’s and Daryl’s hearts? Know each other. They recognize each hard-earned beat.
So don’t come at me again with this ageism fuckery. Because it makes me sad that the people in my fandom can be so shallow, for them and for this adorable lady who deserves nothing of this.
Look at her.
Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves, and I feel…I just feel sad that this is a thing.
Stepping off my soapbox now. I can’t take the credit for the gifs of this lovely human. That goes to the gif-makers. I hope you don’t mind my borrowing them.
By the Grace of Fire
@the-notsoevil-queen’s gift for @gonewasanytraceofit synopsis:
Outlaw Bandit with a dark twist - When Regina met Tinkerbell, she found herself lead to a tavern where a man with a lion tattoo, her second chance, waited for her. She took a chance on love, and ran away from the King with Tink by her side. But the Queen has kept the truth about her dark magic a secret, even from Robin, and it may just put everyone she loves in danger.
A Kiss to Set her Free@ariestess’s gift for @rcgalbeliever Synopsis:
For the first time since that fateful night in the stables, Regina feels a stirring of hope that love could be hers again as she finds herself standing outside a village tavern.
Moments: FraiseDandelion (twitter)’s gift for @lala-kate Synopsis: The Hood-Mills family have a domestic moment, while Regina thinks about their struggle to get to where they are today.
Before Sunrise@ghostofstartraveller776’s gift for @jenningz Synopsis:
Coffee before dawn and long work days can wear on anyone—even a superwoman like Regina Mills, single mother and business executive. She finds quiet solidarity for her hectic days from an unusual source: the nameless resident in the building across from hers who seems to share her unholy schedule. (Modern/Non-Magical AU)
The Dark Forest @glindalovesshoes’ gift for FraiseDandelion (twitter) Synopsis:
“A man is lying on the sheep’s wool, unconscious, bleeding. His face looks as pale as the white wool, which is already drowned in blood from the wounds on his body. The shaft of an arrow is sticking out of his shoulder, the shirt he is wearing ripped and soaked in blood. Regina bites her lip before she makes a decision. What does she have to lose?” OQ AU
My Grumpy Valentine@gray-autumn-sky‘s gift for @believingispowerfulmagic Synopsis: Henry explains Valentine’s Day to Robin, and that Regina has never much cared for the holiday. Robin is intent on changing her mind.
Heaven Sent a Hurricane@idoltina‘s gift for @mysterious-song Synopsis:
After a spectacularly terrible Christmas, a hidden gem of a New Year, and a surprise meeting, Robin finds the course of his life in Holiday Land vastly altered. By the time Valentine’s Day comes around, he’s more miserable (see: overwhelmed, terrified, doubtful) than he ever wanted to or thought he would be. And while the prospect of a night in may make a rather dull holiday for most, Robin finds that coming home to Regina might be just the thing he needs
Coffee@illseeyouthrough’s gift for @Evil_Outlaw (twitter) Synopsis: A Valentine’s Day set up that goes terribly…right? Outlaw Queen AU.
Valentine’s Day inlovewithlanap (twitter) gift for blt_tana (twitter) Synopsis: Regina works in a flower shop and Robin is a frequent client who finally summons the courage to ask her out.
Capturing Light@yamariah gift for rockchalk4583 (twitter) Synopsis:
He never thought he’d capture the moonlight again. She never thought she’d capture the sunlight again. But when Robin and Regina meet via grief counseling, “never” becomes a word they’d forget.
Valentine’s Day WoolGrillRegal (twitter) gift for inlovewithlanap (twitter) Synopsis: Robin and Regina celebrate a very special Valentine’s Day. AU.
Love, From OQ @x-wishesonfallenstars-x gift for @soligblomma Synopsis:
Robin and Regina spend a day navigating being a normal Nuclear Family in the down time between villains - kids interrupting them and all
The Girl with All the Gifts presents a slight twist on the classic
zombie formula. The
infection is caused by a fungal disease, so the fast-moving ghouls are engulfed in
spores. They primarily track their prey
via smell, allowing humans to go undetected when wearing a scent-masking gel. But carnage at the hand of the flesh eaters is the main selling point. Like many
of the most effective zombie movies, this one uses the familiar genre set-up
to frame a human story.
All Melanie (Sennia Nanua) has ever known is a dank
bunker. When confined to wheelchairs in a makeshift classroom, she and
the other children are locked in cells. She doesn’t question the odd
behavior of the adults, who take a liking to the shrewd girl. The
environment might be mistaken for some cruel prison for adolescents
at first glance, but it’s apparent that these kids are different. Not until halfway through the movie is their exact affliction revealed, although it’s clearly connected to the recent zombie apocalypse.
Hey, this is my entry for @flames-bring-a-ton-of-ash Negan Writing Challenge! The prompt I chose was Negan x OC with a physical disability and this one-shot is a bit of a prequel to my story Visitation if you wanna read that first! (I veer more towards the comic version of Negan than the JDM version, but feel free to picture whatever Negan you prefer!)
Pairing: Negan x OFC
Rating: NSFW (smut, language)
“Daddy’s home!” Negan’s voice boomed from the door of the wives’ parlor, “And he’s got presents!”
gift for @vizhi0n :D if you havent already, you should go follow her! she’s sweet and a great writer! This is for your birthday ^u^ sorry it’s late but i hope you enjoy!
It was noon one day at the sanctuary and it was a special
day for Negan and Simon, today was their anniversary. Negan knew how much Simon
would want to go all out and usually this would be the day Negan and his lover
to be gone for the whole day, but today was different as Negan planned
something big for Simon.
is helping unpack the truck and Negan comes over putting a hand on his
shoulder, “hey Dwighty-Boy” he says, “You got the thing right?”
nods, he heads over to the front of the truck and grabs the box, “I’m sure he’d
like it” he smiles. Negan looks inside the box and chuckles, “hell yeah he
would” he smirks and jokes, “and he’ll also like me fucking him tonight.”
Dwight rolls eyes a bit and pats his back, “to much info” he says. Negan just
smirks and walks off with the box.
inside the Sanctuary, Simon is in his room doing sketches of flower. He was
pretty bum out how Negan didn’t take him out today; in fact Negan seemed
neglectful. Suddenly a knock comes from his door, he gets up and walks over,
comes in and closes the door, “I got a surprise for yoooou” he sings. Simon
eyes widen a bit, blinking as he makes a wide grin, “s-surprise?” he squeals,
“wow and I thought you forgot about… this day” he laughs nervously. Negan wraps
one arm around him and looks at him, “why would I?” he makes a smile and kisses
him. Simon kisses back, touching his cheek.
pulls away and smiles, “growing out your beard again?” he asks. Negan shrugs,
“it’s getting cold anyways and also I know how much you like it when we cuddle.
Simon smiles and hugs Negan, Negan gladly hugs back and sniffs him smiling,
“smell like alcohol” he chuckles. Simon chuckles, “it spilled.”
Negan replies in a sarcastic way. Simon pulls away from the hug asking, “So
what’s the surprise?” Negan grins and spanks Simon, “idiot it’s called a
surprise for a reason,” he says. He lets go of Simon and starts to walk out,
“be at my room tonight” he winks and leaves.
that night Simon did walk over to his boyfriend’s room. Ever since he told him
about the surprise he’s been trying to figure it out what it can be. Simon is
also holding his gift for Negan; he takes a glance at it and then knocks on the
gladly opens the door having a small smirk, “happy anniversary” he says. In the
room Negan already made a fancy dinner with Simon’s favorite drinks on the
table and the bed have rose pedals on it to show Negan’s romantic side. Simon
smiles as he walks in and chuckles, “wow… fancy” he says. Negan, “ah whatever!
I tried to be nice be grateful you fuck!” Simon smiles and says a thank you by
smooching his cheek.
two men had a great time, eating and cracking jokes. They were just enjoying
each other’s company and sharing memories. When it was getting late and Negan
knew most of everyone in the Sanctuary is asleep, him and Simon start to cuddle
on the bed.
smiles as he nuzzles with Negan, he suddenly jolts up, “oh I forgot!” he says
as he grabs his gift. Negan raises a brow, “you gave me a gift last week!” he
says. Simon chuckles, “but its our anniversary silly!” he says as he hands it
over. Negan grabs it and opens it seeing it’s a portrait of him, he jokes,
“that’s me? Damn I’m ugly!” he chuckles. Simon laughs a bit, “Oh shut up, we
both know how full you are of yourself!” Negan lightly elbows him.
chuckles and rubs where he elbowed him “look at the back” he says. Negan turns
the back and sees there’s a love note of Simon writing his feelings and how he
thinks of Negan and why he loves him. Negan smiles warmly, he leans over and
kisses Simon, he nods looking at the note, “I-I’m speechless Si… damn! You have
a way of words.” Simon just smiles, “well… it’s just the truth.”
starts to sit up, “well… I feel like that to you too… maybe more.” He gets down
and pulls the box from under his bed and hands it to Simon, he then sits back
and puts hands behind his head. Simon opens it, only to see another box, then
another. There was two more other boxed before getting to the last one, it was
smaller than the others. Simon opens the small one only to see a small ring; he
gasps and looks at Negan straight in the eye, “a-are you serious?” he says.
Negan licks lips, “it’s as serious as it gets” he replies. Simon grabs him in a
big hug, squeezing him, making Negan groan. Simon also gives him a big smooch;
“I do Negan!” he smiles. Negan smiles and grabs the ring, putting it on him, “I
knew you’d say that” he smiles and starts to kiss him. Simon holds him close
and starts to lie down, pulling him on top as they begin to make love.