This week I decided to do something a little different–video recs instead of fic recs! Which will return next week, but today I wanted to cry over STAR WARS videos for awhile and, sure, there’s some absolutely hilarious vids or really exciting, awesome vids, too! But there’s also a bunch of them that totally put tears in my eyes because why are you like this, Star Wars?
Long post under the cut! (Categories: Humor, The Sads, Shipper, Meta, Awesome, Serious Fanvids) (Last updated: 2017.06.28) STAR WARS - HUMOR VIDS:
✦ Fuck This Shit, sequel trilogy I thought, okay, I’m going to rewatch this one to write a quick rec, I’m not going to laugh this time. I STILL BURST OUT LAUGHING, even knowing it was coming.
✦ Firework, sequel trilogy/cast I laugh every single time I watch this video, this is it, this is me as a Star Wars fan. It’s one of those that takes a serious moment and puts a fun song over it and the result is magic. ✦ Turn Down For What, prequel trilogy I will rewatch Satine’s epic speech with dramatic background music every time. ✦ Palpatine Shooting Stars + Shooting Star, prequel trilogy, original trilogy, sequel trilogy I love this song more and more every time I see these videos, they’re hilarious. It’s kind of the epitome of meme culture but goddamn if it doesn’t make me genuinely laugh. ✦ BLOCKED, prequel trilogy Never has this been so accurate.
In the wolf au, is Kirishima dating Denki, hanta, Mina, ect or is just kinda a wolf thing? Not that I mind either way I'm just super curious lol. Also it's so lovely, your work is so sweet.
hello fran!! How are you? I hope you’re doing great!! sorry to bother you haha but I wanted to ask something!! So, in your wolf!kirishima comic it says that Denki’s pack and so is sero and mina, does that mean that they’re wolves shifters too?? And will we ever get to see them?? (also is there kamisero? Sorry my weak heart loves them yeet)
Ohohohohohohoho I’m glad you both asked about Kirishima’s pack cause boy do I have answers - okay first things first, Kirishima is only dating Bakugou and he’s the only wolf shifter in the pack (well, Mina is also a shifter, just not a wolf shifter)
In the AU pack dynamics are loosely based on how wolf packs work in the wild: in nature usually there’s an alpha couple (the “alpha male” and his mate) and the rest of the pack is made out of their pups! So by all means it’s just a family unit - once the pups are old enough to fend for themselves they leave the “pack” to form their own family - they’re social animals, so they need a pack to be happy and safe, and that reflects in the AU too. In this universe though it’s pretty normal for wolf shifters to date/marry non-shifters or shifters of other kinds, and when that happens the resulting kids might or might not have shifting abilities, which results in the process of forming a pack being a bit all over the place
In Kirishima’s case, he was born by two non-shifters who had shifter blood in them - as a wolf shifter his wolf side needed a pack to feel well (let’s say, other wolves to play with and learn from and so on) so as a kid he used to spend a lot of time with Fat and Amajiki (both wolf shifters!) who acted as a surrogate pack for the wolf in him - now he’s old enough to have his own pack tho! And while ideally that would mean he builds his own family with another wolf shifter, he ended up falling for Bakugou, who’s a non-shifter and a man, which means the family plan sorta went down the drain. His wolf still needs a pack to be happy tho, and that ended up meaning he latched onto Mina (a childhood friend) and Kaminari and Sero (Bakugou’s close friends) who by this point are as close to him as if they were actual family.
So in theory Kirishima’s wolf side sees the pack as himself and Bakugou as the alpha couple and Mina, Sero and Kaminari as the “pups” - practically though Kirishima’s human side has a perfect grasp on his wolf’s instincts, so all in all it ends up just being five pals loving each other like family, no power imbalance at all (…he does get clingy after his pack members spend time with people outside of the pack, but he doesn’t ever try to stop them from socializing outside of the group and cuddles and general close proximity are all he needs to make his wolf feel better!)
…as you can see, I spent more time on this AU than strictly necessary haha
Now that it’s been a week and a half, I’ve found several ROGUE ONE fics I’ve liked! I’m sort of torn between FIX EVERYTHING and MAKE IT WORSE, but, honestly, that’s pretty par for the Star Wars course. But give me allllll the team fic and complicated, messy heroes! And backstory! All the backstory in the world! (Fic recs every Wednesday.)
STAR WARS - ROGUE ONE RECS: ✦ climb, climb by peradi, jyn & cassian & baze/chirrut & bodhi & k-2so, 1k K-2SO: the droid with existential anxiety and a smart mouth. ✦ Steady as she goes by noelia_g, cassian/jyn & baze/chirrut & bodhi & k-2so, 3.5k In which they all live and Jyn Erso is on a quest to fix a droid. Rogue One in the aftermath. ✦ Set the Course by noelia_g, cassian/jyn & bodhi, 1.5k Post Scarif, the slow way home - a collection of scenes. ✦ in the aeroplane over the sea by quadrille, cassian/jyn & baze/chirrut & bodhi & k-2so, 1.5k Home is not a place; it’s the people. ✦ day after day by bodhirook, baze/chirrut, ~1k “I fear nothing,” Chirrut declares. “All is as the Force wills it.” “Funny, you seemed pretty fearful that time I tapped your shoulder while you were meditating.” ✦ you are one with the force (you are with me) by peradi, baze/chirrut, 1.2k Baze Malbus, ferocious young assassin, meets a cocky little blind shit. The rest, as they say, is history. ✦ anything in stars worth saving by with_the_monsters, cassian/jyn, 1.5k They miss the part where the Death Star gets blown up. They miss everything, actually, apart from the inside of an imperial cell. And that’s not a thing you just come back from. Not even if you survive Scarif. ✦ What comes after by IaMcHrIsSi, cassian/jyn & baze/chirrut & bodhi & cast, 2.9k Jyn and Cassian after everything ✦ love will lead us all to smithereens by poseidon, baze/chirrut, 1.8k “I’m going to die in your arms, you know.” “Do you use that line on everyone you come across?” Baze asks. “No,” the man replies with a smile. “Just you.” ✦ Faces by stereobone, baze/chirrut, 3.3k This is what Baze learns before Jedha falls. ✦ you were my new home by katsumi, cassian/jyn & k-2so, 4.6k Before they can meet with Saw Gerrera, they have to find Saw Gerrera, and that takes time. On the search, Jyn and Cassian grow closer. ✦ A Sun Shines in Parallel by LadyBaelish27, cassian/jyn & baze & chirrut & bodhi & k-2so & anakin & leia & cast, 39.1k wip What happens when ‘dead’ isn’t, strictly speaking, ‘dead’? Jyn and Cassian find themselves standing on a peaceful beach with no trace of a battle, a base, a war. Then they find K-2SO… and Chirrut Imwe… and Baze Malbus… and suddenly the very definitions of time and space become completely muddled. ✦ Footfalls by GreyMichaela, baze/chirrut, ~1k There are mysteries about Baze that Chirrut wants to solve.
Hey, remember that ultra crack-shippy rarepair I kept promoting before Echoes’s release? Well guess what I played the game and still love them. So I whipped up a little something for the two!! This is a long exercise in “no homo,” these gals don’t realize they’re in love with each other. Hell, they would live together and pool their earnings and share a bed and all sorts of other stuff for 3 years and still not realize they were dating. Palla’s gonna have to step in. Anyway, hope you all enjoy~
Oh yeah btw I haven’t played Fe11/FE12 so sorry if i got anything wrong
Catria: Excuse me… Faye, was it?
Faye: Huh? Oh, you’re…Catria. Is there something you needed?
Catria: Well, I—You talk about a man named Alm quite a bit, don’t you?
Faye: Yeah. Why, you know him? I hope this is important…
Catria: O-oh, I suppose it’s not. It’s just, the way you talk about him… It reminds me of a man I know.
Faye: …I’m listening.
Catria: He’s the kind of man who through just one conversation you can tell is extraordinary.
Catria: Dedicated to his convictions, with the strength to back them up.
Catria: Yet with the kindness to not abuse the strength he possesses.
Faye: Wow, that does sound a lot like Alm, actually. Everyone just knows he’s gonna do great things.
Faye: This guy…did you grow up with him?
Catria: No, he… He’s actually a prince, of a kingdom called Atlea.
Faye: W-what?! A prince?!
Faye: Well, Alm may not be a prince, but he…he certainly has a regal bearing!
Catria: I-I’m not trying to be competitive, sorry.
Catria: Marth isn’t perfect. He’s far too trusting. In others, and in the way he does things.
Catria: …I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like that about him, too, though.
Faye: So this…Prince Marth…is special to you, isn’t he?
Catria: W-what? Oh, um… Well, yes, but please don’t tell anyone! Especially my sisters.
Faye: Hm… I’m not sure why you’d want to keep that a secret, but okay. I promise not to tell.
Faye: You know…Alm is really special to me, too, in that same sort of way.
Catria: Trust me… I could tell.
Faye: This is actually one of the only times I’ve ever enjoyed…what would you call it…small talk? Yeah!
Faye: We should do it again some time. I’d like to hear more about this Marth.
Catria: Well, certainly, if you’d like—
Faye: But right now, we have something more important to do: wipe out Celica’s enemies!
Catria: Yes, I suppose we—
Faye: C’mon, Catria. Just point me a direction. Any direction. I’ll charge ‘em!
Catria: Um… That way, maybe?
Catria: …That girl doesn’t mess around.
Faye: Catria, I’ve been wondering some things. About you and Marth.
Catria: Oh, really? That’s… What is it?
Faye: Have you, you know…dropped any hints? Told him how you feel?
Catria: …Ah. N-no, I haven’t.
Faye: What?! Then when you return to Archanea, you need to fix that!
Faye: You’re not gonna get the guy if you sit around and wait for him to fall for you!
Faye: You’re this amazing, beautiful warrior, right? I mean, just look at you! There’s a good chance he feels the same!
Faye: Catria? What’s wrong?
Catria: …Prince Marth is a married man, Faye.
Faye: I-I’m sorry, I didn’t know…
Catria: It’s alright. I never mentioned it.
Catria: I… I shouldn’t let myself feel this way. I know. It’s wrong.
Catria: His wife seems perfectly lovely, and he’s happy…
Catria: I guess I just got excited when I heard you talking about Alm. There was…an affinity, there.
Catria: …N-not to say that your feelings will end up the same as mine!
Faye: They will, though. I’m very aware Alm’s never thought of me like that.
Faye: It’s a nice dream, isn’t it? Marrying such an extraordinary man. Every girl wants that, don’t they?
Faye: I won’t just give up. I don’t want him to slip away. But I think that destiny was set the moment I met him.
Catria: Faye… That’s…
Faye: Sorry, I didn’t mean to bum you out. This is why I don’t have many friends, huh? I’ll go now.
Catria: Faye, we need to talk. …Please?
Faye: …Yes, Catria?
Catria: We don’t have to let these feelings rule us.
Catria: In fact, I don’t think we can afford to.
Faye: What do you mean by that?
Catria: Our hearts are bound to these…these men, who we know will never feel the same. And that hurts.
Catria: If we don’t start to untangle ourselves from them… We’ll just be sad all our lives.
Catria: I… I think I’m already at the beginning of working through it…
Catria: I’m more worried about you, honestly. You…you have to let go of him, Faye.
Faye: …I know you’re right. But I’m just not strong enough to do that.
Catria: Huh? B-but you’re plenty strong, Faye! One of the strongest women—no, people, I know.
Faye: You’re kidding, right? You don’t really mean that.
Catria: I do! You’re fierce, girl. Once you set your mind on something, you go at it at full force.
Catria: It’s really admirable. …And kind of scary. But mostly admirable!
Catria: Honestly, all you really need to do is shift your focus a bit.
Faye: Heehee… Maybe…
Catria: I don’t want to imagine a future where you’re hung up on Alm, alone and unhappy.
Catria: I won’t let that happen to a friend.
Catria: Please… Promise me you’ll move on.
Faye: …I’m so glad you consider me your friend…
Catria: Of course I do, Faye.
Faye: Heehee… Alright. I… I’ll try. I promise. Just so you don’t you don’t have to worry.
Faye: It… It’s a lot easier with you guiding me…
Catria: I’m just glad I can help.
Faye: Can I give you a hug?
Faye: Thank you so much, Catria…
Faye: Oh! And some hugs for your pegasus, too!
Faye: Awww, she’s so soft… Who’s a pretty girl? Whooooo’s a pretty girl?
Catria: *ahem* Faye…
Faye: Hello, Catria!
Faye: …Um, are you okay? You look totally stressed…
Catria: I do? No, I-I’m fine! Completely!
Catria: I’m just… Er…
Catria: I-I have an idea! To help with our…situations.
Faye: Ooooooh. THOSE situations. What’s the idea?
Catria: Well… You said that I make your feelings easier to sort through, right?
Faye: Yep! You definitely do.
Catria: And I said that I thought you just needed a shift in focus…
Catria: So when it’s time for me to return to Archanea, I could… I could take you back with me?
Faye: Y-you want me to…with you…
Catria: I know it’s a big ask! It’s just… Well, Archanea would definetly provide a change in focus!
Catria: And more importantly, I could… I could keep helping you. We could keep helping each other.
Catria: Honestly, the more I think about it, the more I think we’re each other’s best chance to save ourselves.
Catria: Instead of being stuck yearning for a man’s support, we can toss that away and support each other, instead.
Faye: Th-this isn’t…this isn’t just pity, right?! Do YOU actually want this, Catria?
Catria: Wha–?! N-no, it’s not pity at all! I just care about your future, Faye!
Catria: …Well. Not just about yours. I… I do think I need you with me, too…
Catria: With you there, I’d be strong enough to just keep carrying on, whatever happens.
Faye: You need me…
Faye: Oh, Catria, then I’d… I’d love to go with you. I need you, too.
Catria: You… Really? A-are you sure?
Faye: Absolutely. Sure, I’d miss a lot of people around here… But it’s not like I couldn’t ever come back.
Faye: A new purpose, with you always there, helping me get by… That’s a real future to look forward to.
Catria: Faye, that… That makes me so happy to hear!
Catria: Looks like I’ll have to tell my sisters to make travel arrangements for four.
Faye: I honestly don’t know a thing about Archanea… But if that place made YOU, Catria…
My first thought on this
is to tell you not to worry too much about Yatori and the possibility of Yato
ending up tragically alone forever. From
what I’ve seen of Adachitoka’s writing, if Noragami ever returns shit no one
heard me say that whoever is doing the writing (I think it’s Adachi?) has a
clear sense of narrative purpose and a keen understanding not only of
relationships but also what events will ultimately tell the best story with
their characters. Honestly, in terms of the plot events of Noragami, the growth of the characters, balance of romantic comedy
with action, and the sheer amount of emotional baggage they’re able to parse
through, I would not be worried about Yato’s fate. Whoever he ends up—or whatever
happens by the end of the manga if we ever get there—will definitely be what is
best for Yato. Adachitoka love their character, you can tell. They won’t leave
him with a bad end. Even if the ending of the manga doesn’t involve Yato and
Hiyori ending up together, happily ever after thanks to their tied plaques, whatever
ending we do get, however sad, will be
well-written and emotionally fulfilling. I definitely believe in that—have faith
in the authors that the end-game they have planned is going to be the best one
hiiiii!! i was wondering... why exactly do u love soukoku so much??? i love them too! and when i see ur posts they make me feel rlly happy! but i recently read someone's post saying they thought soukoku's partnership was toxic & unbalanced & i was just ???? like ?? ??? i mean i can get why they think that (we've gotten like,, 0 canon information on them when they were partners) but what about how well they work together? the amount of trust we've seen? idk man it just made me feel a bit ://
I am so sorry you saw that! Honestly, I don’t understand why people feel the need to post ship hate?? Like, it makes other people happy, do you really need to be that petty? Some people are just… stupid. And annoying. And very immature. I am so sorry :(
Here’s why I love Soukoku, my friends.
Well, I loved Chuuya at first sight. And when he showed the audience that he could one-up Dazai like that if he wanted to, I knew that there was some good chemistry there. Maybe not shippy, at least not for me, but it was getting there.
And then Dazai responds in turn, countering Chuuya’s quips and attacks with such familiarity that you have to wonder how well they know each other. Even fighting, they work fluidly, guessing the other’s attack before it can even start. I love that dynamic, because it shows how well they know each other. Inside and out, even if they deny it.
But I suppose that I really fell in love with it at about this point:
More specifically, the smile that Dazai has on when Chuuya passes out.
I know everyone screams over the fact that he finds his clothes and folds them all up, but there’s something so tender about this moment that gets me every time.
More so because he acts so… I don’t, disgusted by Chuuya for most of the time. From what we’ve seen of Dazai, if he approves of you, you’re going to know. I mean, Atsushi knows when Dazai approves. Hell, Akutagawa knows that Dazai doesn’t hate him.
But he continues to tell Chuuya that he dislikes him, is tired of him, doesn’t want to work with him, when we all know very well that if Dazai doesn’t want to do anything, he doesn’t want to do it.
And I think that just shows he really does care about Chuuya? Because just… the way he acts around him. When Chuuya doesn’t really seem to notice, Dazai looks so fond of him, like he’s something to be treasured. And when Chuuya does notice, you have moments like this:
Which looks less like purposefully being an ass just to hurt Chuuya and more of a, “Wow, you look cute when you’re angry or when you make that face so I’m going to provoke you in the only way I know how because I don’t want you to know I still care about you.”
And then on Chuuya’s side, we have moments like this:
You can’t see Chuuya’s face in this gif, but just how… terrified he looks? Like losing Dazai is more than losing a partner. Like losing a lover almost.
Because the absolute trust and respect that Chuuya obviously has for Dazai still remains, even if Dazai is a supposed traitor. Which gets me thinking, even if he is sour about Dazai leaving the Port Mafia, maybe it hit a little closer to home than that?
Whether they were close friends, (I doubt it) or actually lovers, it would hurt for someone as close to you as Dazai to not only abandon you, but blow up your car, as if it’s all a joke.
Which explains why Chuuya is so mad at Dazai. Why he wants to kill him. Because Dazai broke his heart. He ripped him up, but Chuuya would still trust him with his life. He is still everything to Chuuya. He’s his partner, his childhood friend, and maybe even his lover. (Side note: I headcanon both Chuuya and Dazai as bisexual.)
Which leaves a messy history behind. One where Dazai has hurt Chuuya more than anyone. Where Chuuya is trying to move on, but he can’t. That’s what gets me hooked on Soukoku - they’re both trying to pull away, but they’re so obviously drawn to each other. This has an opportunity to portray how healthy communication and overcoming your own personal boundaries can improve your relationships. For example, Dazai choosing Chuuya over death. Or me choosing this blog, my writing, over my mental disorders.
And writing them trying to repair their relationship? I’m telling you, I have a 11k WIP fic about them repairing their relationship, and I have to stop and cry because the raw emotion that can be so portrayed in their relationship is heartbreaking.
Plus, you’re right, we didn’t get a lot of canon content for their relationship. So their previous dynamic is totally up to your interpretation. And the tension that boils between them feels like a little more than just friendship. (Don’t even get me started on how Chuuya knows full well when Dazai is manipulating him, can read his thoughts and intentions, but lets him go through with it anyway.
My favourite interpretation of soukoku is Friends With Benefits, but both with deeper feeling they’re in denial of, and eventually overcoming their own personal barriers to be able to love each other in a kind and supportive way. A logical, but meaningful, relationship between two people. One of whom needs to find his true value in this world, and the other who wants to be that value, but isn’t sure where to start.
So, speaking as someone who uses BSD ships and characters as a way to cope myself: Screw those haters! Soukoku is a wonderful ship! All ships are amazing! You keep loving what you want to love!
Do you think "my wife, I miss my wife" refers to Sansa? I go back and forth on it, but I tend to believe it does.
I’m not sure when this ask was sent to me but I am looking at my inbox now and just noticed it. I talked a little about this recently. I think it’s deliberately ambiguous in order to give us a sense of Tyrion’s state of mind at this point. All the things he wants are out of reach for him, all the things he misses are things that are either gone or impossibly out of reach, and even with Sansa it was like he didn’t really know what he wanted. He didn’t want to hurt Sansa but there was a part of him for whom Sansa represented an ideal. Sansa and Tysha are both representative of an ideal that is denied to Tyrion because of his disability.
So I think it’s ambiguous although I do think GRRM put it there for a reason. I actually recently read a great article on the technique of psychic distance in writing and how GRRM uses it. Psychic distance refers to how close the reader is to the characters of the story. The article points out that GRRM doesn’t always use it consistently and the italics used to indicate a character’s thoughts, which GRRM uses a lot, are actually unnecessary when psychic distance is very close, as it usually is in Martin’s books. This leads me to believe that GRRM may have used it deliberately in this instance.
GRRM uses a very close psychic distance with Tyrion, which is one of the things that makes Tyrion so interesting. Other characters that have the closest psychic distance are Sansa, Arya, and Cersei. This means that almost everything in Tyrion’s chapters are infused with his personality, not just his thoughts and the things he says but observations that aren’t in italics: “He drank his way across the Narrow Sea.” This is a line that’s not italicized or spoken aloud but it’s infused with Tyrion’s voice. It’s a very Tyrion sentence.
If we just look at GRRM’s use of italics, he uses it in two different ways. One is the third person, which looks like this:
A palanquin fit for a man of my stature, he thought.
Here only part of the sentence is italicized, and “he thought” is added on like a dialogue tag. This a little bit more distant than the other thing GRRM does, which is italicized thoughts in first person without a dialogue tag, like this:
I must be sick, or dead.
Which is a really nice effect because since we are so psychically close to Tyrion here, he very well could be dead and everything that’s happening outside of him doesn’t really matter. It gives us a feeling of really being inside Tyrion’s head. In the first example it kind of seems as though Tyrion is telling the reader a joke. In the second one we’re trapped in Tyrion’s depressed headspace and can feel his own isolation.
So, knowing that, let’s look at the quote you asked about, from the end of ADWD:
Jaime, thought Tyrion. Shae. Tysha. My wife, I miss my wife, the wife I hardly knew.
The first part is psychically more distant than the second one. Now, why use a shift in psychic distance if you’re just going to say the same thing twice? In the first part Tyrion has already said he misses Tysha. So the next sentence must be giving us new information.
Do I necessarily think that means he is talking about Sansa? No. I certainly don’t think it means he’s in love with Sansa. What I think it means is that it’s meant to be deliberately ambiguous, meant to remind the reader not only of the parallel between Tysha and Sansa but the parallel between all of Tyrion’s relationships which have been destroyed in some way or another. It’s meant to underscore how isolated Tyrion is from society. He didn’t know Sansa, he certainly didn’t know Shae, he only knew Tysha for fourteen days and it’s the closest relationship he ever had with a woman, and even Jaime he didn’t really know in the end because Jaime kept that horrible secret from him for years. So yes I think it’s supposed to refer to Sansa in a way and meant to underline Tyrion’s loneliness and desire for a human intimacy that is routinely denied to him as a disabled person.
So that might not have been the answer you’re looking for because it’s not really shippy or romantic, but that’s how I interpret that line.
Prompt for Steggy: The times she notices something is wrong and manages avoids a scene and the one time she doesn't. Slightly au with Steve being found in the ice earlier and struggling to adjust/recover
It wasn’t like Howard Stark to give up, and it certainly helped that Peggy had breathed down his neck the entire time, so that Steve Rogers was pulled from the ice in a matter of weeks. The hospital they had him in was woefully unprepared to treat a super soldier, yet alone a super soldier that needed to be thawed. With Peggy’s stern intervention and Howard’s limitless cash supply, they were able to secure the medical specialists they needed, and Steve seemed to be on the road to recovery.
Except Steve was his own worst enemy.
No one knew how long it would take him to recover, there wasn’t much in Erskine’s notes, and definitely not enough studies done on super soldiers, seeing as he was the only one. Steve seemed to think he had it under control, and no one possessed the wherewithal to stop him. Except for one Agent Peggy Carter.
“There’s a war to be won, Peg, and I’m not helping anyone from this hospital bed.” He had gotten out of bed, pulling on his Captain America uniform that had been mended by the nice old ladies from the volunteer auxiliary. Peggy watched him carefully, and he seemed to be okay. He certainly moved with purpose, no grunts or groans of strain, no halted movements, no pained grimaces. She let him go.
As he ran down the hall, everyone on the floor stopping to watch him, Peggy couldn’t shake the nervous feeling that something was wrong. Not caring that he would probably be upset with her for fretting over him, she got into her waiting car and asked the driver to head towards the airbase, where Steve would no doubt be heading.
When she saw the crowd up ahead she didn’t know whether to congratulate or curse herself for being right. She shoved everyone aside, and knelt down to cradle Steve’s unconscious head in her lap.
“You foolish boy,” she whispered, brushing his hair away from his forehead.
halcyon: (adj.) a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful
cib can feel the alcohol seeping into the edges of his field of vision. he knows it’s bad. he knows the ferocity of what is building up, red and hot and angry inside of him. it doesn’t stop him from getting into his car. he doesn’t know what he’s doing but he knows damn well that there is a place he needs to be.
steve’s name flashes across his phone screen. the vibrations pull him out of reality for a moment, and he is no longer doing 70 on a 55 mph highway.
instead, he is taken to a late july he didn’t think he remembered. there’s a party going on at his house. there are faces, or masks, or both. people are doing shots on the roof. people are shooting into the horizon. life is good but it doesn’t feel right.
he sees steve, a red faced mess of a man, who slings an arm around cib’s neck and congratulates him on a job well done. they had successfully stepped in on the Fakes territory without being terminated. in fact, they might even be working with them if all goes well. its then that james pipes in, hair askew, between the two men. he proposes that they use something to do something and hurt someone and steve laughs and nods and cib is so far away.
he finds himself back inside his house, which is oddly empty considering the party in full swing. he figures they must all be outdoors, and takes that as a blessing. he needs to pull it together, he needs to get over whatever the fuck is bothering him and he needs to -
cib twirls around at the sudden interruption of his thoughts, nearly falling over, but thanks to sobriety, hangs tight to the counter behind him.
he finds parker sitting in his couch, legs crossed and shoulders hunched, looking more like a child than cib has ever seen the man. his blue eyes are wide and sincere, and cib can’t find it in him to rag on him like he tends to when the others are around. he is far too tired.
“kind of. sure. house parties are sweet. could be sweeter if i was wasted,” he admits, and parker frowns. he’s always frowning at something.
“that doesn’t seem very fun either,” he pauses, looks at cib in a way that makes cib want to run to the roof and take five shots in a row. “what’s up, cib?”
cib fixates on a piece of thread on his shirt. this seriously cannot be happening. he is not about to bare his fucking soul to fucking parker in the middle of a fucking -
“i guess i’m not very much in the party mood,” cib says. it isn’t a lie. but he very much wishes for james to burst through the doors and see parker and tackle him, punch him, anything to stop whatever fate has in store.
and yeah, he knows he can just walk out and leave. say ‘i don’t think i’m supposed to like you’ and be done with it. but in reality, cib doesn’t know parker. past steve’s stories, and james rambling, there hasn’t been much for cib to know for himself.
“i’m not either, if i’m being honest. it was fun hacking into the Fakes system though. i didn’t think i could do it,” parker says. he averts his gaze as he says it, as if to prepare himself for some sort of take down for the self praise. that kind of makes cib sad. he sits down next to parker.
“you were awesome dude. i can’t understand what you do for shit, but you talked us through everything and that was what got us in there. we would’ve been fucked without you,” cib asserts, offering parker a grin he hopes is more than half hearted. it’s not like he’s lying to the man, though. he really did make sure their asses weren’t Vagabond meat successfully.
parker accepts it nonetheless, and returns the smile, except his is much more sincere, much more real. there is silence for a moment, before parker pipes up again.
“we can get out of here if you want. i’m starving and they just opened a wendy’s three streets down.”
cib ignores the call. his foot presses further into the gas pedal, any harder and he’d be scraping against concrete. a familiar house rolls into view. he sees nothing but red.
“do you usually take your fastfood to abandoned shacks in the middle of buttfuck nowhere?” cib asks around a mouthful of bacon and cheese.
they’re sitting on the hood of parker’s car, quite literally surrounded by nothing besides a rundown shack. cib feels so far away from everything, even the air feels different from where they are. the city below looks so minuscule, but when he looks up, the sky is so, so big.
“only when i need to get away,” parker answers, again, with sincerity and no hint of sarcasm in his voice. cib was beginning to think it wasn’t possible in the man.
“away from what?”
“depends. but i’m willing to bet it’s the same thing you wanted to get away from.”
cib swallows, gulps audibly, takes a sip of pepsi to recover.
“i don’t need to run from anything. i’m fine, parker,” he says forcefully. at least, he hopes it sounds forceful. to his ears, it sounds more forced.
“right. nothing the sugar pine crew can’t figure out through a quick robbing spree with a few dozen casualties. and all is magically cured,” says parker, coupled with a good eye roll, and there’s the sarcasm cib had been looking for.
“it’s actually very therapeutic. you’ll get used to it if you keep rolling with us,” cib jokes. they share a smile. cib looks back up at the vast sky above.
the moon is bright when cib flings himself out of his car. its too bright. he has to get out out out and makes his way in in into parker’s house.
he finds parker sitting with his thumbnail in his mouth, anxious, always anxious, and those blue eyes lock onto him.
cib is on autopilot. he hears parker speak, but it doesn’t register until his fist connects to parker’s jaw.
cib is quick to realize that parker is an excellent listener. the man doesn’t speak much during conversation, instead going for well placed noises of understanding. it kind of drives cib crazy when he realizes it. but he also kind of can’t stop talking. he needs to get all of it out, and parker is more than willing to catch it.
“so you miss home?” parker guesses. their wendys has long been consumed and they have opted to lie on parker’s car rather than sit on it. it feels very familiar and it feels extremely safe.
cib considers that, tests it in his brain. he shakes his head.
“not necessarily. i don’t miss who i was back home. but there are certain things that make me want to get on the next flight back,” he settles on that, shutting his mouth before he begins to ramble for another hour.
parker sits up then, beckons cib to do the same.
“you see that?” he asks, his arm pointing upward towards the sky.
cib looks at him dumbly, sees the genuine expression on parker’s face. he sighs.
“it’s the sky.”
“no, that. the stars.”
cib nods. he decided to play along a while ago, and figures it’d be silly to stop now.
“those stars have been alive for god knows how long. they’ve lived and died and been reborn. just to shed light on our tiny little dying planet,” his voice is soft as he speaks. cib leans into it.
“they watch over us all the time. no matter where we are. and they see the shit we do. they see it and they don’t judge. they don’t just stop casting down light, they’re always there for us.”
cib watches his lips move, wonders when he had become so enthralled by the simple movement, or by the comforting sound of his voice.
“and, as silly as i may sound, i want you to consider me your star, cib. always there for you. even when the crew is around, and everyone’s messing around with firearms and stolen cars, i’m there. i don’t want you to feel alone here. okay?”
instead of answering, cib takes a moment, maybe two to consider the consequences of his next action but decides he doesn’t care. he leans into parker a little more than desperately and, true to his word, parker is there to catch him. cib can feel the hesitation at first, but parker’s grip tightens around his arms. cib doesn’t cry until they pull away, just so parker doesn’t have to feel the sharp pang of salt against his tongue.
“are you a good listener, parker?”
cib spits out the words, intedning for them to be venomous, but they’re just slurred and tired. even his own voice sounds distant to him. still, cib can’t find it in him to care.
he knocks parker to the ground, powered only by alcohol and the anger he had been holding inside his chest all night. cib sees the fear behind his eyes, and covers it up with another blow.
with each punch, another memory flashes before his eyes. some are of sammi jo, some are of the crew, most are of parker.
parker tries to speak, and cib smashes the words out of his mouth. he watches parker attempt to save himself, to latch onto something that way cib had latched onto him, onto sammi jo.
the red subsides behind cib’s eyes for only a moment.
he decides then, that now he can muster up words, now he can drag parker back and actually speak. he deicdes he will scream some more before he lets parker try to explain something, and plans on getting some frozen peas for the havoc he wrecked on the man’s face.
so cib grabs at parker. but he is too fast. and he is too rough.
the sound of skull against hardwood is dull, but it is defeaning.
Hi, so I’ve noticed that in this particular fandom there is so much hate between ships. I am heavily displeased with ship wars, so what I’m about to do, is to put all my opinion about all ships in bsd in an attempt to somewhat make you understand how fucking stupid ship wars is. What we should do is support everyone in every way since in this fandom, we should love all and be loved. I will talk about as many ships as possible, look for yours or message me about your ship so I can put my trashy opinion on it. This’ll be long. Okay, let’s begin.
- I will be rating the ship’s popularity according to how much I see it on my feed, on Twitter, and some observations. My popularity rating is not canon in any way -
⊳ Soukoku [popularity: most popular] - I think Chuuya and Dazai are very very cute for each other. In our shippy world, what their relationship is seen as Chuuya getting mad at Dazai for every little thing but secretly (or not so secretly) loves him. Dazai is then this chill guy who would profess his love for Chuuya so recklessly yet sincerely — and it’s honestly so fucking cute. I also love how they can be cute and fucking smexy at the same time. Like shit. This ship can take my ass. Fuck me over man. But if we were to look into the sad sad canon world, their relationship could be two things; extreme friendship built on trust, or an unhealthy hateful relationship. This is how it truly is, please accept this. The canon world cannot touch us though. All hail, Soukoku!
⊳ AtsuDazai [popularity: very popular] - Two words; Sexily fluffy. Atsushi is an innocent doe no matter who he’s shipped with (I’m sorry bub), and even with Dazai on the boat, this wouldn’t change. A senpai and his subordinate. Imagine Dazai exploring every intimate thing between them, and Atsushi just being downright flustered. Christ. Take me to hell people. In the canon world though, there’s Atsushi admiring Dazai and Dazai being proud of Atsushi all the time. In the shippy world, or canon world: I’d say their relationship is pretty damn cute. I’m all for this.
⊳ AkuAtsu, Shin Soukoku [popularity: very popular] - Salt. Salty. Saltiness. This relationship is pure salt and bitterness in both worlds. Salt, that just needs a dash of sugar to taste okay. Akutagawa is this guy who’s envious of Atsushi, and Atsushi is this guy who just wants him off his ass; though the latter wouldn’t mind getting along with him, the former not giving fucks at all. Their relationship in the shippy world could be connected to the canon world, but in the shippy world it develops into something… more. Picture Akutagawa attempting to kill Atsushi with Rashomon, but then Atsushi dodges, comes in front and kisses him — then Akutagawa unexpectedly blushes and thinks about it for 4 months. That’s exactly what I’m talking about.
⊳ AkuHigu [popularity: popular] - I don’t give a fuck about what anyone thinks, this ship is one of my OTPs. This ship has a capability of being canon, and that’s what makes it more exciting to support. I love Higuchi’s character so much, she’s so relatable and adorable. Then there’s Akutagawa who’s stoic and brooding; imagine that cold ass attitude warming up to Higuchi. And how happy Higuchi would be, so happy that she hugs Akutagawa unintentionally everytime and Akutagawa pretending he doesn’t like it (inside he’s like, “Holy fuck her breast is pressing up against me, is that okay? She smells nice. This is unfair. How do you so this to me?”). Or another alternate relationship for them is Higuchi treating him like her own son. Now, wouldn’t that be cute?
⊳ AtsuLucy [popularity: fairly popular] - I honestly can’t fucking understand how this ship is so under appreciated! Their moments! That stark naked moment! I’m mad! Fuck! Do y'all have any idea how cute this is? Shy-but-tough Lucy blushing as Atsushi does something unexpected without meaning to. Both of them being clueless as what to do in a relationship. They’re just so shippable! I love Lucy. I love Atsushi. I love them both. I love them together. I need more AtsuLucy content! Draw me some fucking Atsulucy! Give me an AtsuLucy graphic! Please! I love this! Plus, the fact that this ship has the highest possibility of being canon; and when it “does” become canon, everybody can suck our asses. Ha!
⊳ AtsuKyou [popularity: popular] - Words can’t even describe how much I love this ship. Honestly, I could see them as a couple, or as siblings, or as BFFs and it would all be the same — motherfucking cute. Like! Just! Imagine! Kyouka calling Atsushi “Onii-chan”! Oh my God. Kyouka and Atsushi sharing a kiss through a piece of spaghetti noodle! Holy balls. AtsuKyou sharing BFF bracelets! My Lord. You could look at this ship in any way you want, romantic or platonic, and nothing would change the fact that they will always prioritize each other. They will protect one another no matter what. My babies. So pure, so sweet. I will personally kill any rotten bastard who hates on this ship just because of the measly 4-year age gap (The only problem is that she is a minor! Christ, people need to calm down. They will age! They are fictional!). Y'all shipped Sebastian (over 100 years old) and Ciel (13 years old) yet no one said a word (“Oh, because it’s gay and it’s cute!” Shut the fuck up lol). So we can ship AtsuKyou as much as we want. Sit yer fuckin’ ass down.
⊳ AkuDazai [popularity: popular] - Another ship that I am very ready to cry for. Y'all. Akutagawa is cute. The way he reacts to Dazai is just… it makes me want to smack Dazai’s head and tell him “You go and praise him, you lazy bastard! Stop your suicidal thoughts for a second and! Notice! Him!”. Though I think this ship would be really cute, you can’t deny that it would be a little one-sided. I could just imagine Akutagawa being that clingy boyfriend lmfao (“Who’s that? Are you calling someone? What’s under your bandage? Why can’t you see me? Ignore your new subordinate goddammit!”). But Dazai loves him as well. And in the canon world, I only see a very strong kouhai admiring his senpai and awaiting his every action. It’s cute, either way.
⊳ ChuuAku [popularity: fairly popular] - I don’t have much to say about this ship. The fanarts are super adorable. Chuuya seems like the one who’d tease Akutagawa to no end about his obsession for Dazai, but kisses him lightly once he notices that Akutagawa is offended. And as for a canon scenario, well it’s the same: minus the kissing part. Sigh.
⊳ Yosanpo, Ranpokiko, Ransano [popularity: fairly popular] - Another under appreciated ship! Another thing to be salty about! I need more of these! Can you all just imagine? A psychotic doctor dating a childish genius detective — it’s fucking perfect! Screw me over with this! Don’t even dare to fight me on this. Their child will be a fucking badass, I know it! Though, though; I could also definitely see them as two crazy people with the best friendship as well. It’s friggin’ cool. They have each other’s backs, and for that particular chapter; we can all surmise that they care so much for each other. It’s perfect. They’re perfect. I would support this wholeheartedly.
⊳ KunikiDazai [popularity: fairly popular] - This. This ship. This ship is one of the many things I love about BSD ships. They’re just. Mom and dad, you know? They’re like an old married couple! I love this ship as much as I love my parents. Like, I need more of this too. This deserves appreciation! Blind fuckers! Not only is their ship so shippable, I also really really love their partnership in the canon world. Honestly, Chuuya deserves credit as a partner, but so does Mom — I mean Kunikida! They work so well together despite being incompatible. And what I love about them is that they don’t hate each other. It’s refreshing. Kunikida just lowkey gets annoyed at him, and Dazai just lowkey wants to annoy him. God, I love it.
⊳ KunikiAtsu [popularity: fair] - All I can think about this ship is Kunikida calling Atsushi “brat”. I could see what these shippers love about these two. It’s like a mother-son relationship in the canon world, but in the shippy world I see it like this: Atsushi kissing Kunikida, and Kunikida saying he is “not gay” while blushing and unintentionally letting Atsushi do what he wants. Good shit, eh?
⊳ JunichiAomi, Tanizaki siblings [popularity: fair] - I don’t want to see them no more as siblings who care for each other. Honestly, this ship makes me uncomfortable. I’ve never been into that brother sister complex, especially not incest. I support them as family. That’s all. If they weren’t siblings, then I would definitely ship them. But, no. I can’t. Sorry if you support this, but I’ve nothing good to say to anyone who sees them romantically. I will just keep it to myself so I don’t hurt you, at least. They’re a NOTP for me.
⊳ RanZawa [popularity: fair] - I cannot see this more than a child wanting his father/idol’s attention. Ranpo’s reaction to his praises is cute. Fukuzawa is fucking daddy. But I don’t ship them romantically. Too much age difference there. 26 - 45. Hm. Not good.
⊳ MorElise, EliMori [popularity: unpopular] - Believe it or not, I’ve actually seen some people who ship this. And I am, thoroughly, disgusted. This! This man, is a father figure to the child! Let them rest! Let them be a family! It’s like shipping a baby bean with a watermelon! Please don’t. This is my official number one NOTP.
⊳ SteinCraft [popularity: unpopular] - I don’t know, this seems… a bit… weird? And just so platonic? But funny? But I love them both. So if you ship them, I shall be there to support you throughout your journey, dear one!
⊳ AkuKyou [popularity: fair] - AtsuKyou was considerable, but the age difference here kind of makes me want to back off. 20 - 14? If that’s acceptable in your eyes, then I’ll leave you at that. But I see them more as comrades. Good comrades, if Akutagawa treats her better. After all, he only wanted what he thought was good for her. Good for you, though. I’ll be with you through the bitter end.
⊳ NaoSano [popularity: unpopular] - Admit it, you NaoSano shipper there. You started to ship them when you saw that official art. With Naomi and Yosano looking hot. It was hot. I can admit. The gay was real, man. I think this’ll be a cute relationship, wih Yosano being the mature and controlling one. And Naomi just lowkey being mischievous. Like it.
⊳ KenjiKyou [popularity: fair] - Oh my Goodness! This ship is really cute. It’s like puppy-middle-school love. I love it! But seeing how oblivious Kenji is, and how expressionless Kyouka is; they would be a too-chill couple. I can imagine the two of them not texting, calling nor dating at all; but they’re still alright. Sharing cake and shit. In the platonic side, I see them as playmates. Strong ass playmates. Disaster.
⊳ AlFitz, FitzCott [popularity: fair] - If you ship this, then I won’t judge you. They are potentially cute together. Alcott is freaking adorable, and I can imagine Fitz protecting her. But since Daddy Fitz is married, I cannot, even for a moment, think of them romantically. More like a student to his sensei. That kinda thing. Because in shipping this, fiction or not, you’re disrupting a sacred marriage, you’re actually making him cheat on Zelda (whom he loves dearly). And as for me, I’d rather not.
⊳ YumeLise [popularity: unpopular] - I don’t know, I’ve seen one fanart of them togeher before so I included Yumeno and Elise. I can see them having cute kid crushes on each other, but at the same time, being psychotic friends; killing people with adorable faces and all that yandere shit. Cool stuff
⊳ RanPoe [popularity: fairly popular] - I cannot stress about how much I love this ship. And the ship name! It’s just so perfect! I mean, this sort of gives me the AkuDazai vibe with Poe idolizing Ranpo; but I seriously love this so much more! I’m so sorry. Poe is such an adorable bean pie cinnamon roll, I could just picture it all! Ranpo giving him riddles that he would get a kiss for if he answers right, and Poe desperately solving all those riddles just to kiss him. Poe being awkward at everything, and Ranpo loving every second of it. Oh God! I could even love their relationship in the canon world. They’re bond is that of literary geniuses, and it’s nothing like other.
╔That’s all of the ship I could think about. If you have any other ships, no matter how rare they are, even if they have no interaction at all (except in your fantasies); I am more than glad to talk about it! Message me/Submit the ship name to me and I will say my opinion about it. OR, IF YOU SIMPLY WANT TO TALK ABOUT ANY OF THE SHIPS HERE, I WILL BE VERY HONORED TO TALK ABOUT IT. SO MESSAGE ME. PLEASE. I’M DESPERATE.╝
╔Anyways, see what I did? I supported every ship (excluding the NOTPs) and I’m happy for them all — my life is fucking peaceful. So rather than putting salt in other ships, why not just love them all? IT’S. SO. FUN. REALLY. I also don’t think it’s wise to compare your ships, because no matter how large or small the fanbase is; your ship will be your ship. Live and be proud to ship it.╝
╔And stop ship hating. Except when it is really wrong. Even if it was wrong, you should just express dislike. I hate the word “hate”, see. If you’re a proud BSD trash, then be an honorable one.╝
As a premise, I love sasusaku. I wanted to ask you what do you think about the end of garden, when Sasuke doesn't kiss or anything and goes away leaving her hanging. I mean, I understand the smirk and all but they didn't see each other for years... Why would he negate her this simple act between spouses? And also humiliating her a little, imho? For me it was very anticlimactic, and I wonder what you think about it. Also, love Penthesileia, one of the best fic here in Tumblr, congrats!
I think that was Kishimoto trolling the readers for nagging at him even after he ended the series in what he thought was a definitive way. The thing about writers, when readers nag us about stuff we think is self-explanatory, we can be dicks :P
He wrote Gaiden to diffuse the absolutely ridiculous notion that Sarada was Karin’s daughter, by juxtaposing the whole thing with the equally ridiculous premise of ChoCho trying to find her “real” father. And then he kept SasuSaku fans hanging because they seem to think the ultimate expression of love is a kiss/sex/confession. It’s not. To some people, the ultimate expression of love is holding hands, or exchanging a set phrase that has great meaning for both parties or some other type of gesture. For Sasuke, the ultimate expression of caring for anyone (especially in the mind of a man who had as horrible a childhood as he had), it’s the forehead poke.
Also, Sasuke is the epitome of stoic Japanese man. In Asian cultures, it is so very rare for a couple to demonstrative in public, and if they are, it’s usually looked down on or considered inappropriate. (Note that showing affection to children has slightly different rules, which is why he had no problem hugging Sarada).
Sasuke is not the PDA type, and I have no doubt that Sakura knows this. Personally, I think her reaction was an exaggerated part of an ongoing joke between the two of them. Given the fact Sarada didn’t seem to suddenly think that her entire epiphany about her parents connection was invalidated by the goodbye scene, she probably sees this as affectionate teasing between a loving couple as well.
Sasuke probably spent a few days at home reconnected with his family before he left. Remember, he is on an important mission, and now they are all aware of it. Sakura and Sarada would never demand he stay home and be with them given the importance of the mission, because they are both shinobi and recognise the need to carry out important missions.
I do, however, think Sasuke has recognised he handled this badly the first time, and will probably take more of an effort to visit home more often between Gaiden and the Boruto movie. Given that Sarada is more at ease around her father in the movie, and from the scenes I’ve seen in the Boruto video game, he probably checks in every few months.
If you’re looking for a good fic that deals with this moment, which I pretty much use as my own headcanon, check out Day & Night by Finval. It does an excellent job of resolving any lingering doubts and issues.
(And really, did you actually want Kishimoto, who has admitted that he is horrible at writing romance, to write shippy scenes between Sasuke and Sakura? There’s a reason the NaruHina moments in the anime and movies felt so forced… No slight to NaruHina, I actually shipped them before SasuSaku, but their relationship was not developed half as much as SasuSaku was…precisely because Kishimoto was trying too hard!)
Hope that answers your question - and thanks for the compliment on Penthesilea, I’ll try to get the next chapter out as soon as possible!
for @kparsekpop, who provided commentary along the way. based on this post by @bittelitt and not nearly shippy enough, but that just means I’ll have to write more down the road
If Alexei had known, when he first signed with the Falconers in 2010, that’d he’d be playing with a bunch of children, he might have reconsidered the offer he got from the Pens. As it stands, he wants to hide in the showers until the rest of his team clears out of the locker room at least twice a season, because he doesn’t want to deal with the chirps anymore.
He came to America for a number of reasons, playing hockey being the main one, of course. But being able to be obnoxiously himself was another one, and that meant being honest with his teammates, at least, and maybe everyone someday, about who he was. He’s grateful everyday that they never for a second treated him differently from all the other rookies, for his accent or his size or his bisexuality. They’ve got his back, ninety-nine percent of the time.
The one percent when they don’t? When they play the Aces, and the chirps go flying.
I’ve written one post talking about how my husband viewed the “I Love You” scene in The Final Problem. I wanted to write some more, as we’ve discussed TFP in depth together. We talk a lot about the media we consume because A) we’re nerds, and B) our views are usually quite different.
It’s also nice to have a male perspective on things, as it sometimes can shed some light where my female brain just bumbles around in the dark and stubs it’s toe on the Feels Dresser. My husband views things very textually, but he is also fantastic at thinking about stuff on a meta level. It’s nice because he has no ulterior motives either, no shipper goggles or anything. I’m going to write a bit about his theories about TFP and what it all meant in his eyes. I’ll add my own views as well, for comparison. This is going to be a long af post, so strap in!
(Disclaimer: this post may contain more shippy talk than you want, because I am a major Sherlolly/Molly Hooper lover, but you can also disregard my feelings and read for the hell of it.)
Guys, this is the last time I’m ever gonna address anything regarding bleach. I hope everyone respects that, especially the people who are gonna go anon and bash me for posting this after everything.
The last chapters of bleach were pure disappointment not because my two main ships didn’t work out the way I wanted it to but I couldn’t really make any sense of it. I’m sorry as a manga, bleach really lost its pace. I spent 10 years with this manga and I was here to see till the end. I invested a lot of time and energy into this fandom and everything. I really expected better from Kubo.
I’m really happy for princess. She finally has a loving family and a child. I’m glad that she’s with Ichigo. If IchiHime was meant to be from the start then why so much emphasis on IchiRuki. He could have given Orihime so much character development. So much more but no he made it seem as if she only existed for Ichigo. I actually believed that Kubo was one of those writers that would actually make IshiHime canon.
IshiHime was a ship that could have portrayed the fact that, you don’t always find love in the places you look for but sometimes you find it in the most unexpected places, from a person that loved you from the start even though you never loved them back.
This is coming from my personal experiance entirely I’ve liked this guy for 5 years and IshiHime really gave me hope that one day I will find someone that will love me as much as I love them.
Orihime was a very decent and humble character. I loved her and enjoyed her warm and caring nature but she could have been such a badass as an individual. She was never mean or a bitch to anyone ever and neither was Rukia (please do note that) I dont understand why would he put Ichigo and Rukia together panel after panel with all his shippy gear on. Orihime had more better interactions with Chad and Uryu than she ever had with Ichigo. If Kubo had sold her and Ichigo as black sun and white sun from the start, man I would have shipped the shit out of it.
Third: I hated how Kubo made Chad and Uryuu something that they never wanted to be.
Uryu hated his dad most his life. He never wanted to follow his dads footsteps, which is why the song numb by linkin park reminded me of him so much. He had been misunderstood by most of his friends and even the readers in the first chapters but that cunty, snooty boy came to understand that friendship is one of the most strongest bond to exist. This arc should have been about him and Ichigo abd their past and origins. Ichigo, who kept getting his bankai broken over and over again. Why couldn’t they just tag team the two of them for the last time? Uryu didn’t have a mother, his father treated him as a low life runt. Even Isshin tried. He did try to understand Ichigo not with the best method to do so but he still tried where as Uryu’s father didn’t. I think Orihime and Uryu really deserved each other. In an alternate ending I could have imagined him to be a world class designer and Orihime by his side doing whatever makes her happy perhaps a very nice cafe with interesting serving, where the customers only came to eat and would be disappointed by the food but melt and forget the bad taste the food left on their mouth as soon as Orihime would flash her beautiful smile at them (Sigh).
Chad promised he’d never hurt anyone with his fists but help others lol. Really? a boxer? I hated this THE MOST. Chad really deserved better, even though he looked hot as fuck in the panels where he was shown. I think he should have owned a record store or made good mexican music or he could have been the doctor or worked at Kurosaki clinic or something, anything other than being a boxer would have suited him more.
Fourth: Why didn’t Kubo show or complete the states that the other characters were in. I really hoped they would show some Jinta/Yuzu or something regarding Urahara and Yoruichi who helped Ichigo achieve bankai and trained him so he could be strong and protect his friends. Is Isshin Kurosaki dead? because that would just be sad. I could imagine him to be a great grandparent to Kazui. Kubo really should have at least mentioned this much but he didn’t. I could go on and on about how bad the chapter was but I’m gonna stop now and start pouring my shipper heart out.
Last and the most important topic I wanted to address is my otp, IchiRuki.
I’m sorry to all the IchiRuki shippers that got their hearts and hoped shattered into a million pieces after 686. I feel betrayed and angry as well but let’s not be pricks and be the bigger person. I’m gonna make a request to all IchiHime shippers. Firstly, congrats guys, princess finally ended up with the man of her dreams as an IchiRuki shipper I never hated on her or said anything mean about her. I’m glad that she’s happy even though it’s not boy I wanted her to end up with but despite everything, I am genuinely happy for her.
Second, I would be really happy if some of you weren’t not so hostile to IchiRuki shippers, please understand that a lot of people found peace in this ship and now they are a mess. Be humble comfort us, Orihime would never been like “yeah bitch I got the dude” instead she would tried and comfort us IchiRuki shippers, she would’ve started crying for an hour, binged on so much ice cream that she would get a tummy ache and fall asleep.
The picture above is the picture of the last IchiRuki coloured page I had made. I was so proud of this and now every time I open my notebook. I feel sad, beyond words. Ichigo and Rukia were the definition of soulmates. I wanted them to be together so bad. I can’t really express it in words about how I feel. I don’t remember a single day where I did not visit the IchiRuki tag. I’m disappointed a lot. So much build up for nothing. Kubo seemed like he threw the idea of IR down the window so suddenly, that I can’t even cope with it. I’d rather have dead characters than an ass pull ending like this. It’s so shitty and rushed. I feel like crying. I invested so much I don’t know what to do with all these beautiful colored pages I had made for this amazing ship. I’m devastated. Laugh at me all you want but I am so depressed with the ending. From the beginning I could see the chemistry and the electricity that Rukia and Ichigo gave off when they interacted. The SS arc, which is my most favorite arc was the biggest pillar that IchiRuki has something more than friendship. A bond of love and trust and what not lol I guess I’m a little delusional. Let’s take moment to honor this beautiful ship one more time and move on. Thank you every good anon, some great blogs like @peachtiger, @icchiruki, @50shadesofichigo, @daethberry, @ishihime-4-ever and so many more. Thank you, I respect and love each one of you. Stay strong, this bond will always be unbreakable but still life goes on and we all have to move on.
Kubo really fucked up and the worst part is they plan to make a live action movie which I doubt will sell shit. I would never pay a dime to just watch actors waste their time by portraying incomplete roles lol.
Anyways I’m done. Thank you everyone, the Bleach, Ginran, IshiHime and Ichiruki fandom I love each and every one of you. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions and heartache and its time to move on. I’ll still follow all the blogs that I followed for IchiRuki and IshiHime. Have a nice life bleach fandom for as you lost one hardcore dedicated reader.
Thank you and Au Revoir.
Side note: I am extremely addled at the moment as I write this post. So sorry in advance if I managed to piss any of you off.
Oh and dont you dare and try to steal that great art. Thanks in advance. Much love. xoxo 💙
please tell me all about the importance of jaime and brienne
OH WELL ANON IF YOU ASK SO NICELY
SO LET’S START SAYING THAT THESE TWO EMOTIONALLY STUNTED IDIOTS HAVE ONE OF THE FEW RELATIONSHIPS IN THESE ANGST-FILLED AND DEPRESSING BOOKS THAT ACTUALLY STARTS BAD AND THEN THRIVES
as in, at least you have two people who don’t grow to hate each other or dislike each other or betray each other out of power reasons (no LS doesn’t count brienne would have get hanged for him if there weren’t other people’s lives on stack nevermind that imo she’s going to kill her like jaime had to kill aerys and so she’ll eventually pick him over her *honor* which would fit nicely with her arc) which excuse me but considering the direction these books have taken I find it 100% refreshing
GUESS WHAT YOU CAN HAVE TWO PEOPLE WHO START OUT HATING EACH OTHER AND THEN LIKE EACH OTHER BASED ON MUTUAL GROWING RESPECT HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT
and pretty much that’s what drives it because a) he wasn’t into her for her looks but HE RESPECTED HER EVEN WHEN HE DIDN’T LIKE HER b) she wasn’t into him because he was a hot cupcake but imo it happened when she realized he wasn’t the horrid person everyone takes him for
also tbh it’d be time for some nice het couple where she’s ugly and won’t get an extreme makeover anytime soon and he’s hot as fuck and still likes her best
KNIGHTLY ROMANTIC REVERSED TROPES. SERIOUSLY THEY GIVE ME LITERARY LIFE but like I love that if you take the basic courtly love trope they both fulfill the same part at times tho she is the knight most times and I find it very beautiful and moving and a refreshing take on it and at the same time they kinda destroy it because in courtly love it’s basically knight + dame he knows he can’t have that they watch from afar while they’re both knights in theory
CHARACTER GROWTH DONE ORGANICALLY I mean she needed someone to show her that the world isn’t black and white and he needed someone to show him that he could still be the person he once aspired to be and I think it’s beautiful
side addendum on that on which I’ll meta one day, but re jaime especially it’s a pretty big thing because like I don’t see it widely discussed but the point of his asos arc was also to show you that when this kid was fourteen he actually bought into the whole knightly ideals thing and he wanted to be arthur dayne and that played a major factor in his decisions, and he had to give it up in a pretty much horrid way. never mind that if he killed aerys at seventeen and he was already checking out when he killed brandon and rickard stark it means that he had pretty much found himself a coping method then, and he was in a civil war at that age - like this guy’s had ptsd for half of his life probably, and when he ended up doing something that saved the collective asses of everyone in king’s landing he only got shit for it. ‘course he becomes that cynical. and I think this whole meeting with brienne made him realize somewhere deep down that he could still be the person he wanted to be back then and idk I think it’s a very beautiful thing. because like I don’t know why people are so hung up on discussing redemption arcs, I always thought jaime’s was more about finding his true purpose again and realizing that his rebellion/post-rebellion actions don’t negate that he can still be the mostly decent person he was before the rebellion. just with the added cynicism.
also never mind that he likes her for who she is and no one but her dad and pod and possibly catelyn before she died liked brienne for who she was, and not in the way jaime does anyway. and considering that she has a self-esteem so high that she fell for renly and was ready to die for him because he danced with her once I think that’s also a pretty damned big deal here esp. since she’s going into it with her eyes open.
also this is shippy ranting so I’m not gonna rant about brienne’s importance in the ‘finally there’s a female character who’s not pretty and does not feel pretty and has issues because of that but also doesn’t let that stop her and at the same time doesn’t fall to the usual tropes and doesn’t hate her gender or wants to be a man’, so I’m gonna shut up about that, but. also I could rant about how her book chapters finally show what’s going on in the world and show us what petty power fights between rich people cause for the poor bastards who have to take the brunt of that and about how her povs are a thing of beauty but I guess it’s for another day.
soooo actual healthy relationship where they grow to respect each other and become better people for it and which completely fucks up with your usual literary canon in a series where people mostly go in the other direction? please gimme, never mind that I don’t remember who said it once but like there’s been just two really heroic deeds in these books and they were jaime saving brienne and theon saving jeyne and LOOK AT WHO WAS PULLING THEM OFF listen I’m really into this kinda story okay *cries*
tldr: they’re beautiful together and they give me feels and they make each other better people and they’re such a well-written story I can’t even.
can you tell me some cool su au to follow. i need more cool stuff
OOOHHH BOOOOIII HERE WE GO
(for real thanks for the
ask) there is nothing i love more that the multiverse!!! the fact that an
outcome is nothing but one of an infinite of possibilitys is just so awesome!!!
anyway, i divide AU’s in
two main sections, event driven and character driven.
event driven are AU’s
were the characters are affected by events that did not happen in canon, this
can change relation ships or how the character react.
character driven AU’s is
when a character role is changed or switched with other characters canon can be
the same in this AU, or completely different
now for what you asked
OF THIS. some
are college/slice of life/ domino’s delivery girl etc.
the best desings for humans AU, its not exactly narrative driven , but for
those you can literally search “SU
human AU” and
find diferent versions
EXTRA: HUMANSONA AUis
technically not a human AU, something happen to both the crystal gems and the
homeworld gems, and they all think they are humans, its up to connie, steven ad
lion to find them and make them remember! (the updates are sporadic and docent
have a proper order, but is really good)
this AU used to be very
popular at the beginning of the fandom, we liked to imagine if Connie was the
daughter of rose instead of Steven, some time he would be around, sometimes he
wouldn’t exist, also the romeo/Juliet concept of Connie being the daughter of
yellow diamond and she meets Steven
in this universe, yellow diamond keeps greg has her personal pet/ stuff happen and now we have steven diamond, raised by peridot and jasper, this steven shares some trait with canon steven but not all.
this AU is intense and extremely edgy (lol) not going to spoiled here check it out!
in these universes jasper,peridot and lapis are steven guardians, sometimes rose is the former leader of the group, in others it was YD (like in steven diamon but in this case steven and his guardian are still good) also there are chances that the actual CG (pearl,amethyst and garnet) take the place of the villans,sometimes following the canon homeworld rules, others those rules are hanged and allow for them to still being themselfes but really really evil.
ALSO: there is a FAN EPISODE CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION RIGHT NOW for more info on the fanisode, go ask pearl-likes-pi(voice of steven and currently an intern for CN mobile games division) can tell you more (they are looking for a jasper VA)
mikanwater pearl’s robot/knight AU’s:
mikanwateris an amazing artist that has created this two awesome pearls AU
i cant tell you much about the narratives itself,the better way to get them is look at each piece they have done
in this au YD offers steven to stop the cluster in exchange that he agree on going with her back to homeworld, it tell the perspective homeworld gems have on the crystal gems and earth and how steven tries not to let that change his view on his family
the obligatory zombie universe (this pretty damn good)
the crystal gems are missing, and a mysterious disease is spreading across beach city
mimicteixeira tells her version of peridot’s redemption ark, before the canon one!!! here we get to see peridot relationship with the crystal gems on a diferent focus, instead ofjoining forces to stop the cluster, she joins them out of despair, later on she actually joins them! and helps them fight malachite!!!
the most unique au i have seen based on SU, peridot lives on a homeworld controlled earth, humans and local life still live on earth, she is in charge of taking care of a rare kind of gems she found on a mirror owned by her mother YD, the gems are tiny with feathers and sharp tiny teeth and are blue.
steven gets another duplicator that he accidently uses on his gem, creating a duplicate that turns into rosequartz, with all her memories, she reunites with her former teamates/lovers will she and steven get their deserved happy ending?
Long ass post about Iori/Inumuta and why I ship it so hard
This is really self-indulgent so I apologize in advance for everything I write lmao but yeah, ShiHou (or InuIto/InuShi, depending) and ways to look at it as well as the ‘hints’ they have in the show itself.
Male Shepherds realizing they're in love with female Robin? Oh also please include Henry, I'm curious how you think he would react haha.
Henry: You had made your first pun; or at least, you had said it aloud. Chrom had walked away muttering about how everyone in this camp was going insane. But Henry, he was genuinely laughing harder than he could ever remember. He doesn’t know if it was your hopeful look, and then the dismay that your joke went appreciate it, but he knew that he was overreacting and something about you just was the cause. If you make him that happy—he had reasoned—then it must be love.
Chrom: It was when that soap dish had struck his ear. You must have been positively insane, he had thought. You knew he was a prince, and yet you were throwing objects of various degrees of danger at him like he was any other man. You never had a problem with bringing injury to him. He wasn’t Prince Chrom to you—just Chrom, the guy who found you in a field. And though you were insane and possibly close to killing him; he wanted to come along for the ride.
Why I think UraYoru is at the very least one-sided
(I considered posting this tomorrow or later, but SCREW IT, AN EARLY HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY <3)
I saw a lot of people questioning why what we saw in Bleach 662 could/should be taken as ship-teasing. Why can’t Kisuke just be a perv who appreciates his very attractive friend and simply teases her now and again? Even the “Let’s do it” double entendre could just be a playful taunt between friends. And you know what? Upon further musing, I’m inclined to agree. Bleach 662 can be read as entirely non-shippy.
That is, if you examine it in a vacuum. The shippiness of that chapter comes from what preceded it. So let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
And no, don’t worry, I’m not going to unearth every single panel those two shared over the course of the story. The main incident I’m referring to actually happened 1-2 days ago in terms of manga time, or hell, maybe even the same day; I’ve kind of lost track of the timeline since it’s taking place over so many chapters.