their love was written on the stars

the world's a little brighter

Keyleth tries to figure out an anniversary gift for Vex, which is easier said than done when you live on a spaceship. [Vex/Keyleth; 2.1K]

vex/keyleth star trek au for the cr femslash fest, featuring percy. title from “accidentally in love” by counting crows

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Keyleth has the coolest girlfriend in Starfleet.

This is, to be fair, a biased statement, and Percy would argue with her on the feasibility of defining “coolness” outside of its standard thermodynamic parameters, and that would devolve into designing an actual measurement system for said “coolness” (that is, of the social variety rather than the thermal one) and, well. Whatever. Percy would be wrong.

Because Keyleth has the coolest girlfriend in Starfleet.

The problem with this, of course (though Keyleth hesitates to call it “problem” because such vocabulary implicates a harmful or unwelcome situation and Keyleth means it in the purely scientific sense, that of an obstacle to be overcome) is that Keyleth doesn’t quite know what to do for and/or with (”and” being preferable to “or” because her girlfriend deserves absolutely everything in the Federation except that she’d probably oppose such ownership on humanitarian grounds) her girlfriend as a surprise for their anniversary.

This is usually the time in which she approaches Vex, because Vex has a skill with interpersonal relationships that Keyleth lacks (making her the least likely candidate to codify a measurement system for societal coolness, as noted). Unfortunately, as Vex is the recipient of said surprise, including her in its creation would undermine the surprise itself and defeat the purpose of all this planning.

So Keyleth’s in a sort of predicament. And she does what she always does when she’s in a predicament.

She seeks out Percy.

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dear young lesbians,

if you don’t kiss a girl until you’re 17, 19, 23, that’s okay. even if your friends have been kissing boys since they were 12, it’s okay. even if you feel lonely or like there’s something wrong with you because of it, you’re okay and you’re perfectly normal. 

if you’ve kissed boys but not a girl and you don’t want those kisses to count as your first kiss, that’s fine and whichever kiss you want to be your first can be. if you feel like you’ll never ever kiss a girl, i promise you will. i know it, it’s written in the stars. 

we don’t get it easy, and sometimes it takes a lot longer for us. but i promise to you that it’ll happen sooner than you think. i promise you will kiss a girl, and that when it happens, it’ll be worth the wait.

i love you.

friend: hey you okay?

me, internally: no im fucking not, because william shatner and leonard nimoy knew they were playing lovers but weren’t allowed to kiss, and left lots of subliminal messages in star trek: the original series, subsquently creating the first slash pairing for which was written fan fiction in the early 70s. shatner also said while filming “spock it’s you, it’s always been you. please say you love me too,” tho it got cut. gene roddenberry also knew what he was doing with kirk and spock and coined the word t’hy’la in a fucking footnote in TMP novelisation in 1979. t’hy’la means friend, brother, lover and is the word spock uses to think of jim so yeah, they were lovers. moreover always in TMP novelisation gene confirms spock and kirk were bonded by writing that spock couldn’t go through kolinahr bc he hears jim thinking about needing him from fucking earth i am so done 

me, outwardly: yeah, fine :)

Jonathan Cape

EXCLUSIVE: Benedict Cumberbatch is reteaming with BBC One and Masterpiece for the adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel The Child In Time. Cumberbatch will star in and executive produce the one-off 90-minute drama which is written by Stephen Butchard.

In their first commission, Pinewood Television and Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch TV will produce The Child In Time for BBC One with Masterpiece co-producing. Studiocanal has worldwide sales.

Cumberbatch, who is coming off of the fourth season of BBC One/Masterpiece sleuthing series Sherlock, will play Stephen Lewis, a successful children’s book author whose daughter suddenly goes missing in the lyrical and heartbreaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen.

The film will explore the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Her absence sets Stephen and his wife on diverging paths as both struggle with an all-consuming grief. With the passage of time, a balance of sorts returns, until hope surfaces and triumphs unexpectedly.

This is one of McEwan’s major early works. It won the Whitbread Novel Award in 1987. One of Cumberbatch’s first notable feature roles was in the adaptation of McEwan’s Atonement.

Butchard is known for Five Daughters and The Last Kingdom. Julian Farino (Marvellous, Entourage) will direct.

Cumberbatch says, “I read the novel years ago and it stayed with me — profound, beautiful and very moving. Only Ian McEwan could write about loss with such telling honesty. We’re very excited to have Stephen Butchard’s subtle and brilliant adaptation, and in Julian Farino we have an extraordinary director who delivers emotional truth. I’m so proud The Child In Time will be the first drama produced by SunnyMarch TV.”

Pinewood Television’s Creative Director Helen Gregory, adds, “I am delighted to be bringing Stephen’s beautiful adaptation of The Child In Time to the screen in collaboration with such huge talents as Julian Farino and Benedict.”

McEwan is “thrilled to have my novel in the hands of such a high level creative team. I have fond memories of Benedict playing a brilliant and key part in the movie adaptation of Atonement. Now, it’s a great honor to have this actor of such immense resource, experience and subtlety in the lead role of The Child In Time.”

The drama was commissioned by the BBC’s Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore. Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, Wegner says, “The Child In Time is a unique and moving story and one which I think will touch the heart of every BBC One viewer. I’m proud to be involved with both Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV’s first television commission, and to welcome Benedict back again to BBC One.”

Masterpiece exec producer Rebecca Eaton notes the broadcaster “has been proud to showcase Benedict’s work for many years, and of course Sherlock has been a fantastic gift to our audience. To co-produce the first television drama out of his shop, SunnyMarch TV, with Pinewood Television is very gratifying.”

Studiocanal, which acquired a stake in SunnyMarch last April, has distribution rights. Rola Bauer, CEO/Partner of Studiocanal’s Tandem Productions, who took on oversight of all Studiocanal production and co-production television activities in the U.S. last year, secured the co-production deal with Masterpiece.

Exec producers are Helen Gregory for Pinewood Television; Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland and David Boulter for SunnyMarch TV; Lucy Richer for the BBC; Eaton for Masterpiece and Butchard.

Cumberbatch is currently shooting The Weinstein Co’s The Current War and reprises his role as Dr Stephen Strange in Disney/Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok which releases in November. He’s repped by Conway van Gelder Grant and UTA.

You ask me why I always look at you and not up at the sky; it’s because I’m convinced that your eyes are galaxies all on their own.


3:00 a.m. chronicles. 

I think I’ll love you longer than the cosmos will shine.
—  The Boy With The Stars In His Eyes

ok i’m ready to talk about the rogue one characters

i think there’s quite a divide between two halves of the 8 star wars movies released so far. the original trilogy and the force awakens have very… written characters, they’re perfectly constructed and you fall in love with them immediately because that’s what the filmmakers were trying to do. the prequel trilogy and rogue one have characters that just are, you’re watching them just do stuff and you fall in love with them by thinking about them more and more.

so it’s been 24 hours since rogue one and i’m ready to talk about the rogue one characters.

major spoilers for rogue one

(not a spoiler: i love them a lot)

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Star Wars is so reflective of our real world. You got creepy evil nazis, fascism, science, and Jyn plagiarizing Cassian like she’s Melania and it’s debate season


Taken from the light novels written by Nagomu Torii, with illustrations by Tomoyo Kamoi. Adapted for the small screen by Kyoto Animation and directed by Taichi Ishidate (Lucky Star), they bring us a beautiful story of love, perversion, daemons, loyalty, betrayal and curses.

Kyoukai no Kanata by Nagomu Torii

You know, when you think about it…Rey and Luke get criticized as characters for pretty much the same reason, just reversed.

Luke’s “too whiny.” He doesn’t do the Manly Man™ thing by withhholding emotion and taking down the villain in cold blood. He opts for emotion and compassion and love in order to fight his battles. He displays typically “feminine” traits, and as a result he’s written off as a “pussy” and “not as cool” as the other guy characters in Star Wars, despite representing many boys and men who could feel bad for not living up to society’s overly-masculine expectations.

Rey, on the other hand, is “too perfect.” She is shown being clever, handy with mechanics, and proving herself to be very capable as a hand-to-hand combatant. She’s displaying typically “masculine” traits by possessing all of the qualities of a typical hero, and as a result she’s written off as a “Mary Sue” and “SJW propaganda,” despite representing many girls and women who could feel empowered by seeing someone like them portrayed onscreen in such a heroic light.


do you ever just think about the fact that even when ronan lynch was dying and being unmade he still fought for his friends? that he brought back birds and stars and mint leaves and pieces of paper with unguibus et rostro written on it when he was literally being pulled in and out of consciousness by the demon???? because even when ronan lynch was dying he “snatched at light” for the people he loved and there is literally nothing more tragic and beautiful than that

I didn’t fall in love with you.

I walked into love with you, my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way.

I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things we’d choose anyway.

And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.

—  The Chaos of Stars