I will never be over the way their conflict in this episode was resolved…
Mon-El straight up said that he was an ass and admitted that she was right and he was wrong without any prompting whatsoever. And conceded that her way of handling things was better and more effective. Plus, Rather than being upset or angry that she stepped on his heart and tricked him, he’s impressed. (all while having just been supposedly rejected by her)
One of my favorite things about him is that - even if it takes him a minute sometimes - he’s always cool with accepting his mistakes and faults and admitting when he’s wrong. He knew he had screwed up and that she had every right to be mad at him so he didn’t try to push her to forgive him or anything like that. He was there to apologize and tell her that he saw his mistakes, he saw the position he had put her in and he knew that it wasn’t right for him to do that.
Honestly, I don’t want a perfect character that never makes mistakes. I want a flawed character who can own up to it when they see where they have faltered. A character who listens to the people around them and doesn’t write off what they say for the sake of what they want. Like I said - it may take him a minute but he always gets there.
Also him acknowledging that things were easier when he was an asshat was actually a good thing. Because it’s him pointing out that he doesn’t see things or feel the same way about things as he did before.
This beautiful, sincere, real smile here is so important.
Carol was in tears over her family, over the fact that the Saviors came. She was kicking herself and blaming herself that she wasn’t there to protect them…
She starts hating herself in that moment and Daryl’s not having any of that. So not only does he lie and protect her from that grief and guilt - but he can’t bear seeing her in pain so much, that he tries to “lighten the mood” on top of that. Desperately, he tells a lame joke, teases her, and Carol just bursts into this full, genuinesmile. And she giggles.
Her face hasn’t looked like this in ages. In fact, the last time her expression was one of this much real joy was:
[.gif by @benkylorensolo]
And yet again, that was all because of Daryl. Because he was showing her affection and love and she thought it was adorable. It warms her heart when Daryl expresses that he cares about her - in any way - and that is still true to this day.
Even with the bleak place she’s in now, even with everything she’s been through, even though she was trying to run from the very love he was showing her - Daryl can still make Carol smile and laugh.
Even when she’s sobbing and in pain, Daryl is capable of bringing out that smiling, giggling schoolgirl in her.
Increasingly I’m starting to think that one of the recurring threads running through a lot of the new canon ancillary material – TCW, Rebels, the novels, Rogue One, the comics other than the main title – is “you might be a hero, and you might be the hero of a story or your story, but you’re not the hero of the story,” because that’s always going to be reserved for the big three, because the story is always the OT even when it hasn’t happened yet.
Which isn’t to say that any of the other stories or other characters are lesser in any way, but the significance is placed differently, both externally by the people working on Star Wars (because the events of the OT, and to a lesser extent the PT and the ST, have to remain the most significant) and internally by the universe itself (”the secret to destroying the Sith is Obi-Wan Kenobi…on a planet with twin suns”).
On the other hand this is kind of a cynical way to look at it and I’m not entirely sure that I agree, but it’s a thread of thought I’ve been turning over recently.
I know there’s this discourse™ going on after chapter 136 but where’s the “I’m deeply enjoying the deeply layered conflict and that there’s no "right” or “wrong” sides because the situation is delicate and complicated and there’s a lot at risk so its all a grey area and all parties have a point, but at the same time I’m utterly terrified of the outcome of all of this" corner?? I want to hide there
A/N: I was going to flesh this out a bit more, but I decided I’ve been late enough haha! I hope you enjoy your requested smut @nalufever . Also, credit where credit is due to @keii for her amazing NaLu art that gave me inspiration ;) This story is 10% some kind of plot and 90% smut. ;)
She paused, a shuddering breath left passed her lips. Too much time had passed since she had left. A year to be exact. Absence taught her that time moved slowly when parted from the second half of her soul.
He would be charging towards her any minute now. Finding her scent from miles away wasn’t unusual, it was in his nature. Rooted to the spot, Lucy couldn’t find it within her to move. Still debating what she was going to say, what could she say that would be believable. She had never lied to him before, technically it was lying by omission. He would never have accepted she had to find Aquarius alone.
Hence the reason, travelling to the continent via the spirit world so he wouldn’t be able to track her.
“He’s not here you know.” Pivoting quickly to source the voice, piercings and coal orbs came into view, eyes focused on her as he spoke, “Salamander’s on a job.”
“Gajeel.” He hadn’t aged a day.
“I hope you’re back for good Bunny,” Before she could turn around and head back, his words made her stop.
“You hurt him.”
And myself, she added silently in her head.
“I know.” She whispered, because what else could she say.
“Are you coming in or not?” He asked after a moment of contemplative quiet between the pair of them, brushing past her with a nod that signified that she should follow. She did so without complaint.
“How is Levi?”
“Why don’t you ask her yourself?” He replied, patting her head gently as she caught up with his large ground swallowing footsteps.
Seeing Fairy Tail again sent her blood pressure soaring, happy memories surfacing in her mind. For now, she would concentrate on greeting her guildmates and worry about Natsu later.
last time I checked she has a job and that’s protecting the city????? Mr.kdkcna is a threat to the city and she’s nervous about Valentine’s Day?????? I thought Alex danvers is the kind of person who puts everything before her own needs????????
Don’t get me wrong sanvers is important and deserves everything, but being in a healthy relationship doesn’t mean you have to change who you are at your core and ignore the fact that innocent people are in fact in danger and need help.She should’ve been able to protect national city AND be with her girlfriend
Twice.... is not.... a national girl group yet. They haven't done anything to deserve that title???? Ya'll need to stop throwing that around like anyone can have it jfc
1. Using ‘national girl group’ in a meme text post means it’s kinda meant to be taken as not too-too seriously
2. ‘National girl group’ and ‘the Nation’s Girl Group’ are two separate concepts; just look at the actual Korean/Hangul and you can tell. Many groups are national girl groups because they are fairly well-known and hence, represent the nation. But only one can be theNation’s Girl Group. (Twice have been called both though, just fyi~)
3. Whether we personally agree with it or not, Twice is already considered by MANYto be the Nation’s Girl Group both inside and outside Korea. (To deny this would be like saying that Koreans don’t know more about their own pop culture than foreigners do.) Twice has become a household name with many iconic songs and dances, have a huge fan base, shattered countless records, are already recognized overseas, are the first girl group after SNSD to beat out countless boy bands in many different categories, have HUGE potential, etc. etc. etc.
The list goes on and on and on but I’ll let you see for yourself….
I rest my case.
P.S. I won’t list out every single record they’ve shattered and all of the many awards they’ve won, but this should give you a good idea:
He pulls Shiro along the empty corridor, out the exit and into the night air, toward his red hoverbike waiting in the dark. Shiro tries to ask where they’re going but Keith hands him a helmet instead, starts the engine, and waits. As soon as Shiro is behind him with his arms secure around Keith’s waist, they’re off the ground, a cloud of dust trailing behind them.
Keith rides out into the open desert, under the vast, starry sky. Shiro doesn’t see a path but it feels like Keith knows where to go. It’s exhilarating out here, the rumble of the engine beneath them, the rush of wind whipping around them, the scattering of rocks and sand rising up behind them. But it’s comforting too, the solid warmth of Keith in his arms, and the familiar smell of the desert night.
Keith shouts something Shiro can’t quite catch, but looks ahead of them just in time to see the sharp drop of a sheer cliff. Shiro doesn’t even have time to yell; they’re going too fast, Keith’s not stopping, only going faster, so Shiro holds on tight and puts his trust in Keith.
They fly off the edge at full speed, engine roaring, and for a single moment it’s just Keith and Shiro with nothing above them, nothing below, nothing at all to stop them; they’re untouchable.
Shiro feels like his heart is about to burst, feels the exact moment gravity pulls them back down, the way his stomach clenches and his toes curl as they hurdle back towards the ground. Keith slams the throttle, twists the clutch just right, and the hoverbike lands on the other side of the canyon in a plume of sand and dust.
“That was insane!” Shiro pulls off his helmet, laughing, and hands shaking from the adrenaline.
Keith turns around in his seat, tosses his helmet aside and kisses Shiro right there, with the stars bright above their heads and the dust still settling around them. Shiro kisses him right back, his hands slowly finding their way to Keith’s face, holding him softly until Keith pulls back enough to look him in the eyes.
“You asked me, the other day, how I felt about you.”
Shiro remembers, had been patient when Keith didn’t have an answer then.
“I didn’t know what to say,” Keith whispers, voice quiet. He takes Shiro’s hand, presses it against his heart so Shiro can feel his heartbeat, wild and fast. “But this is the way I feel when I’m with you.”
And Shiro thinks it feels unstoppable, like flying full speed through the air, but knowing the ground is solid and safe when you land.
Keith’s not good with words, but Shiro understands him all the same.
I never really make any post, but the way all my dash is talking about harry right now is really upsetting me.
I think that dropping a surprise single or like performing it at the brits and then starting promoting it actively and giving all the necessary infos would actually be a good strategy. I genuinely don’t understand why everyone seem to think the opposite. Why do you think it wouldn’t be wise? Cause he was off social media for like an year? I mean, and so what? Surprise droppings are a thing that - surprise! - not only Beyoncé pulls. In fact, I think this town was a surprise drop too.
I feel like larries are the only ones being upset and I don’t get why. I don’t like Jeff too, I swear to god, he makes me so mad, that fucking quote about metrics made me roll my eyes like few other things in my life have, but from hating Jeff to saying that Harry’s work would be a flop or a disaster or that Harry’s gotten arrogant.. I’m sorry but I don’t think any of these things are true and I’m really upset about my dash. Of course anyone is entitled to their opinion and I know that not all the people who are against this strategy are hating on harry, but I am seeing posts of people legitimately saying nasty things about him and I don’t like it. Harry has done NOTHING to deserve your hate and I think that before judging him we should at least giving him and his team the benefit of the doubt.
“you hear about that new state alchemist? the fiore alchemist is what they’re callin’ ‘em. don’t let the frilly name fool you–you ever seen what happens when you leave weeds alone to grow in a city and they start cracking buildings apart? they do things like that, but…faster. much…much faster.”
“i hear they can do some medicinal somesuch too, but they’re part of the state now–you think bradley cares about some nice garden herbs? nah. not hard to see he’s gearing up for another conflict.”
“there’s rumour that fiore can’t talk–or won’t. they speak in hands, but they had their cousin–that colonel, from the south–to translate, during their exams. you know what they said, to get started?”