they make a really good team

hey it’s fanfiction writers’ appreciation day so i thought i’d share with y’all some of my fave fics from the archive. if you have time, definitely go check them out and leave kudos and comments, i can tell you from personal experience that nothing makes an author’s day better than a new comment. plus, all these fics are 10/10, trust me on that.

we love like fools by punkpinkpower - jayden/antonio, 5k words, rated T - this is THE jaytonio fic, if you only read one, make it this one.

unique by walatuhanga - multi-team, 3.2k, short chapters, rated G - an exploration of what makes individual teams unique, really good, interesting worldbuilding and oftentimes heartbreaking

the art of persistence by tsukino_akume - retro rangers, adam-centric, 1.8k, rated G - this fic was a gift to me but that’s not the only reason i love it, read if u want cute team bonding w/ adam and the retro rangers (and who doesn’t want that?)

we come together to save the day by dingo - mystic force team, 1.4k, rated T - really heartwarming exploration of the team and how they all became friends and just. if you like mystic force even a little, read this. (i might be biased but i think mystic force has some of the best fics in the archive…)

the ranger’s rest by wildforce71 - features every ranger ever (to a point), rated G, 51k words and decently long chapters, but you can read each chapter standalone - honestly just. the best fic. crossovers galore, everyone having fun, lots of feelings, just… everything you could want in a pr fic. go read it you won’t be disappointed.

and our action figures don’t articulate by punkpinkpower - lauren-centric ft. older female rangers, 5.8k words, rated G - pretty much all lauren fics are a win for me but this one is especially great for the female friendships and the crossovers w/ the ladies of older teams, super sweet and will definitely make you feel things.

these are just a few cuz i dont wanna make a huge long post but i wanted to highlight some of my faves and hopefully encourage you all to read and comment and maybe even write your own spins on these characters because we could always use more fic for this show. don’t forget to leave a comment if you liked these fics!

I’ve not been on much today so I don’t know if this is an unpopular opinion or not.

Stunts aside, looking at actual music promo, I would rather be in Liam, Niall or Louis’ position, with quality but proportionate promo than in Harry’s shoes (pre-emoting - I think Louis’ pieces for HS and the Observer where both great). Harry has a team that seems hell bent on positioning him in a way that makes comparisons with icons - Adele with the BBC thing, Bowie with SOTT, and there’s only one way that can really end and it’s not good.

mundane-rose  asked:

just read ur new imagine (with dad tony) and i loved it i was literally squealing with excitement and i was wondering if you could please make me a Peter Parker imagine where he calls Tony “Dad” for the first time ever in front of all the other Avengers and it’s all cute and fluffy? and the team knows Peter is Spider-man (not sure if u have rules for requests if u do let me know so i can follow them!) ❤️

Thank you so much! The fact that someone enjoyed it still makes me smile, so again, thank you! I have FINALLY finished this request. Honestly, this one is one of my favorites, and I really wanted it to feel right, because if/when Peter calls Tony “dad,” it’ll have to have a good leadup and all that stuff. I’m sorry it took so long! Also, I’m on mobile so I can’t put the “read more” cut, if that bothers anyone. ANYWAYS

Title: “Drowning on Dry Ground” (you’ll see why)
Word Count: 2831

He couldn’t sleep.

He was exhausted, and his body protested against his decision to pull another all-nighter, but it didn’t change the fact that he was going to stay awake.

He continued to sit on his bed, hugging himself as he willed his eyes to remain open. He knew he’d promised MJ that he’d read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and give it back to her, but if he started reading, he’d fall asleep and the nightmares would return.

He racked his brain, hoping that there was some homework he could get done. When nothing came to him, he cursed under his breath and burrowed deeper into the corner where his bed met the wall.

The nightmares were coming.

Peter took a breath, squeezing his eyes shut against the images of rubble coming down on him, of him screaming for help, of the crushing weight of a building on top of him.

That wasn’t helping.

Peter scrambled out of bed, grabbing his earbuds and plugging them into his phone. Music would drown out his memories. That’s what Tony did, right? And it worked, right?

Even as he shoved the buds into his ears, shaking hands scrolling through his playlists before selecting a OneRepublic album, he knew that it wouldn’t work.

He turned and slid down the wall until he was sitting again. He didn’t only want to listen to music, but there was nothing else for him to do. He figured he could retype his chemistry notes and study for any of the numerous tests that would inevitably take place in the next week and a half.

But his chemistry notes were all the way over there, and he didn’t feel like standing up to go get them.

Quickly, he opened Safari and looked up cures for insomnia. And, unsurprisingly, he found nothing.

So, naturally, he deflected to YouTube to watch cute videos of puppies.

When his alarm finally went off at six, he was in the process of watching a tutorial on how to communicate with a penguin.

He blinked foggily, exiting the app and forcing himself to stand. As he made his way to the shower, grabbing some clothes, an incoming text caused his phone to buzz.

Mr. Stark: Hey, can you swing (NO, I do NOT mean that literally) by the Tower after school? I’m working on something and I could really use your input.

Peter blinked rapidly, still not quite believing the words on his phone. Like, yeah, he and Tony Stark were close (Peter had almost called him “dad” several times now, but that was beside the point), but it never failed to surprise him that Tony freaking Stark wanted his help.

He stopped to text a quick reply: Yeah. Can I ask what it is?

Mr. Stark: It’s not a new suit, in case you were wondering. Just something for Rhodey and another something the United States government wants me to work on.


Sent: Yeah, yeah, I can swing it. Are you sure you need my help?

Mr. Stark: You’re a genius, kid. Yes, I want your help. Besides, it’ll move faster.

Peter doubted that, but he assured Tony he’d be there at three o’clock sharp.

He got ready quickly, mentally running through the lesson plans for the day. Classes would be pretty easy, he figured. The hardest thing lined up for him was a presentation in World History. Though, he thought, it was more because Flash would inevitably make fun of him.

He sighed, grabbing a bagel on the way out of the apartment, saying goodbye to May. He yawned, and he felt exhausted.

Which sucked.

Because MJ had just informed him of a pop quiz in English.

And he hadn’t studied.

Because – as Michelle so gently put it – he was an idiot.

He boarded the train, silently begging God to take pity on him and smite him where he stood.

But God was probably just laughing at him.

He woke up to a throbbing pain in his shin.

Michelle was glaring at him, but it was more desperate than usual.


Had he just been asked a question?



He blinked foggily and turned to the teacher. “Um, c-can you repeat the question please?”

His teacher sighed heavily and repeated her question. “How do you find the limiting and excess reagents in this equation, Peter?”

Thank the Lord it was an easy question.

“You balance the equation, find which reagents you’re working with, and set up the mass to mole conversion to find which numbers correlate with the problem.”

The teacher blinked, obviously surprised that Peter answered correctly. “And, uh, Flash, how do you determine which reagent is the limiting reagent and which reagent is the excess reagent?”

Peter glanced at Michelle, and she mouthed “don’t sleep till lunch” at him.

He rolled his eyes, settling his arms on his desk. He supposed that was fair.

Someone flicked his ear.

He raised his head slowly, and both MJ and Ned were giving him “the look.”

He groaned, rotating his neck. “Okay,” he said groggily, “what is it?”

“You’re a loser,” MJ said at the same time Ned said, “How much sleep have you been getting?”

Peter pointedly looked to MJ first. “Thanks.” He sighed, running a hand through his hair. “To answer your question, Ned, I didn’t sleep last night.”

Ned gave him another look, and Peter winced. MJ was looking at him strangely, and he was fairly certain he could see a hint of concern in her eyes.

He stretched. “I’ll get your book to you next week, MJ. That cool?”

Michelle looked confused for a moment before she realized what he was talking about. “Oh! Yeah, just get that to me before Christmas break, loser.”

He rolled his eyes and laid his head on the table again. “Thanks for the sentiment.”

Before his eyes could close, the bell rang, signaling the end of lunch.

Michelle smirked at him, and Ned was visibly concerned. Peter looked up at the ceiling, again praying that God would smite him where he sat.


He stood, slinging his backpack onto his shoulder. He came up to Ned’s side. “You know, man,” he said, closing his eyes briefly. “I just feel like dying right now.”

From ahead of them, he heard Michelle say, “Same.”

Ned glared at the both of them while Peter and MJ high-fived. “No,” he said firmly.

“Dude, if God just took mercy on me and like, annihilated me at this moment in time, I would be completely cool with that,” Peter said, shrugging his backpack higher.

“Or if there was just like a new plague that kept us out of school for a year or two,” MJ added.

Ned was still not impressed. “As the team Mom,” he said, crossing his arms, “I say that you guys need to spend time around either puppies or kittens.”

Peter laughed.

Maybe the rest of the day would be better.

He was wrong.

It wasn’t his classes that made his day worse, per se.

It was more like a human being whose name started with “fl” and rhymed with “dash.”

And, naturally, he was just being a normal jackass, but it didn’t make it any better.

The bell rang at 2:35, and Peter all but bolted out of class, barely taking time to stop by his locker and pick out his textbooks. MJ and Ned both called after him, but he was out the door before he could hear what they were saying.

He made sure to text May and tell her that he might be late getting home because Tony had asked him for his help.

A couple of messages came in from both Ned and MJ, but he tucked his phone into his backpack as he redirected his steps to the Stark Tower.

It was close to three when he arrived, and he let himself through the door, still wondering why Mr. Stark had taken it off the market. Probably because Oscorp offered to buy it, he thought to himself.

“Hello, Mr. Parker,” F.R.I.D.A.Y. said. “Mr. Stark is upstairs in the common area.”

Peter paused, hand hovering above the elevator button. “Wait, which one?”

“Number three.”

He stayed there, his hand still hovering over the button, as he racked his brain, trying to come up with a map of the tower.

“Mr. Parker?”

“Yeah, F.R.I.?”

“Do you want me to take you there?”

Peter breathed out a sigh of relief, nodding his head. “Y-yeah, F.R.I., that would be great.” The elevator doors opened, and he stepped inside, still marveling at how fancy even the elevators were.

When he stepped out, he found Mr. Stark sitting in the living room with most of the other Avengers.

“W-wait,” he said, not quite believing his eyes. “I-is that Bruce Banner?”

Mr. Stark and Dr. Banner both looked up, and Mr. Stark smiled slightly to himself.

“Uh, yeah, son,” Dr. Banner said, standing up to greet Peter. “And you are…?”

“I-I’m Peter Man. I mean I-I’m Spider Parker. I mean – fuck.”

Mr. Stark burst out laughing, lifting his StarkPad to cover his face.

Steve Rogers sat in confusion while Black Widow looked like she was suffering from secondhand embarrassment. Captain America’s friend – it was some bird name, he knew – was the only one to say anything to that.

“Kid, you’re like, ten. You can’t go around throwing the f bomb everywhere.”

Peter looked to Mr. Stark, who was still trying to compose himself. “I-I…I’ll have you know, I’m fifteen,” he said, his voice cracking with the last word.

Metal Arm Dude and Random Bird Guy started laughing, and Peter briefly wondered if it was possible for a cause of death to be laughter.

“I-I mean,” he turned to Dr. Banner. “We learn about you in school, and like you’re this genius and I mean, it’s so cool learning about what you taught the world, so y-yeah. There’s that.”

Dr. Banner smiled and shook his hand. “Thanks, Peter.”

“Y-yeah,” Peter stammered. “Wait.” His eyes widened and he turned to Vision. “Dude, like I am in the same room as the science bros!”

Mr. Stark’s laughter was cut off by a loud groan. “You had to give him one more reason for his head to get bigger, kid,” Steve said.

Peter nodded, lifting his hand in a salute. “C-cap-captain.”

“Steve is fine.”

“Sorry I stole your shield that one time. But then you beat me up, so I guess, like, we’re even,” he stammered.

Steve chuckled. “No hard feelings, kid.”

Peter turned to Mr. Stark. “S-so, Mr. Stark, why are they not freaking out about me being Spiderman?”

Random Bird Guy spoke up again, still trying to fight off peals of laughter. “Dude, like, you sounded like a twelve-year-old before. This isn’t too much of a stretch.”

Peter glared at him before turning back to Mr. Stark, who was still trying to conceal his laughter. “You wanted my help?”

Mr. Stark seemed to remember why Peter was there in the first place. He tossed his StarkPad onto the footrest. “Yeah, come on down to the lab.”

The next two hours were spent with Peter, Dr. Banner, and Mr. Stark tossing around ideas for the government’s new toy. Peter suggested a self-defense mechanism that could be activated only by Dr. Banner or Mr. Stark.

Tony turned to Bruce. “Told you he was a genius,” he said nonchalantly, programming Peter’s idea into the drone.

Peter couldn’t help but realize that they were making the drone a lot less…violent, per se, than the government wanted. He smiled to himself, glad that Tony was sticking to his beliefs and still refusing to build weapons. A search drone, yes, but not a weapon.

“Okay, kid,” Tony said, clapping Peter on the back. “We’re done here.” He began walking out, but he turned around. “If you want to stay for dinner, you can. I’ve heard your horror stories of your aunt’s cooking.”

Peter nodded eagerly. “Yeah. Um, is it okay if I stay a little later, too?” He shifted awkwardly from foot to foot, ignoring the confused looks Dr. Banner was throwing his way. “I-I mean, it’s a weekend, and I don’t have a whole lot of homework and as long as May knows that I’m here she won’t freak out –”

Tony raised a hand. “Sure thing, kid. Just…call your aunt so she won’t call me while she’s freaking out.”

Peter bolted up the stairs, barely paying attention as Tony called after him, “Do I make myself clear, young man?”

“Got it!” Peter’s voice was faint, and Tony turned to Dr. Banner, shaking his head.

“Can you believe that kid?” He chuckled. “Not a lot of homework, my ass.”

Bruce still stood confused. “Um, Tony,” he began slowly. “Is Peter…your kid?”

Tony furrowed his eyebrows, unsure of Bruce’s meaning. “You mean, am I that kid’s father?” When Bruce nodded, he scoffed. “God, no. Good thing, too. That kid doesn’t need that in his life.”

Bruce simply hummed in response. “Whatever you say.”

Mr. Stark had given in and let Peter choose the movie for the night. He was expecting some overrated Disney movie or any of the crappy movies kids were watching these days, but Peter settled on Big Hero 6.

Needless to say, Tony was proud.

And Random Bird Guy may have accepted him as a member of the team in that moment in time.

Also, Black Widow actually cried within the first twenty minutes of the film.

Peter settled on one of the couches, stretching out completely. He tried to watch the movie, but he was too tired to actually do so.

Sleep kept tugging on his sleeve, and he closed his eyes just for a moment.

And he found himself crushed under tons of brick and rubble, dust filling his lungs. He coughed, feeling a slab of concrete digging into his calf. The building pressed down on him further, and he couldn’t breathe, he couldn’t breathe, oh God, he couldn’t breathe.

He tried to scream for help, reaching out and grasping for anything that could pull him out of his demise. He begged anyone to come to his aid, but he was drowning on dry ground, and no one was around to help.

He was going to die.

Oh God, he was going to die, he was going to die, he was going to die.

And no one would be there to save him.

They all heard Peter’s whimpers as soon as they began. Steve and Sam began to stand, ready to calm the boy’s nightmares, but before anyone else could react, Tony was by Peter’s side.

“Kid, wake up!”

Peter continued thrashing, his cries becoming weaker and more strangled. Tony gripped Peter’s shoulders firmly, gently shaking him awake. “Kid, wake up!”

His eyes snapped open, and he threw a punch. Tony caught Peter’s wrist in his hand, gently batting the other one out of the way. “Just me, kid, it’s just me.”

“Dad?!” He was frantic, but when his eyes locked on Tony’s, he relaxed completely. “Dad,” he breathed out, settling back against the couch.

Tony pretended he hadn’t felt his heart squeeze. “Yeah, kid, it’s me.” He reached out and brushed some of Peter’s hair out of his eyes. “You’re okay, kid, you’re okay.”

Peter offered Tony a half-smile. “Th-that was scary, man.”

Tony nodded, rubbing soothing circles on Peter’s shoulder. “Yeah. Yeah, it was, kid.”

“I-I was under a pile of rubble, a-and I couldn’t get out, and I thought I was g-gonna die –” Peter’s breaths were labored.

Tony’s jaw tightened, but Peter didn’t catch it. “You’re safe now, son. Deep breaths with me, kid, okay? Calm, deep breaths.”

Peter breathed with Tony, and his body relaxed further.

As they were doing this, Steve turned to Rhodes. “Since when has Tony been this kid’s father figure?” he whispered.

Rhodey shrugged. “It just sort of happened, man.”

Steve nodded.

Peter rested his head against the pillow. “I-I feel fine now,” he said, his ears and face turning red now that he noticed the other Avengers watching him closely.

Tony didn’t move his hand from Peter’s shoulder. “You sure, kid?”

Peter looked at Tony, prepared to lie. When he made eye contact, his resolve cracked, and he shook his head meekly. “No.”

Tony nodded. “Okay. I’m right here, son; I’m not going anywhere.”

Peter nodded, shifting so that Tony would have room to sit on the couch. “Th-thanks, Mr. Stark.”

Tony pretended that he hadn’t felt crushing disappointment when Peter didn’t call him “dad” again. He pretended that his heart hadn’t jumped into his throat when Peter was crying out. He pretended like it meant little when Peter scooted closer to him, as if he was a safety line.

Because if he let himself realize any of those for even just a moment, he would lose everything he’d ever cared about.

Well, not gonna lie, it is is kind of creepy but also useful, especially now so… Let’s hear it!

What’s really interesting here is that it’s the longest description out of all of them. Kind of unfair to others, but interesting.

Teaming up - something that Lance probably doesn’t think is a big thing - is acknowledged by Pidge as a skill. A dangerous skill at that. Vulnerable close - yeah, makes sense, he is a guy who shoots at others. ‘Picking on engaged targets’ is the most interesting though; another point for how Lance good is at reading others.

And he’s a top priority. I wish that Pidge would tell him that, but she won’t do that, just to spare herself from bragging for days. Lance’s ego is as big as it is, right?

Well, okay, but he is strong guy. A very, very strong guy, which also makes him dangerous up close. You’d have to catch him off-guard (which Pidge did) to beat him. And he has the best defence of all of them, if the whole Paladin-mirrors-their-Lion is taken under consideration.

So basically let him focus on the enemy and don’t distract him, got it. I wonder about his endurance though. If he is mirroring his own Lion in a way, a Lion that is fast, but with the lowest armor, I’m worried about his chances in a big fight focused on him.

I’m still wondering where he picked up sword fighting. Actually I’m wondering about many things when it comes to Keith but. Why did he feel the need to learn how to fight in a first place?…

…Ok, using flashbacks would be so, so bad. I know he’s trying to kill you but. So, so bad. And I’m not sure if it’d be useful under mind control anyway.

Another Shiro’s ‘weakness’ is, of course, his desire to protect other Paladins. But it is the other thing that couldn’t be exploited right now. And it would be as bad as using traumatic flashbacks.

anonymous asked:

I felt in the Thursday and Friday episodes that Omkara conversed with Gauri like he talks to Rudy. His exasperation at RuRi's plan was hilarious to watch. Bhai toh pehle hi paagal tha, ab biwi (?) bhi paagal nikli!! What do you think?

Hi anon! 

Lol yesssssssssss. Like, Omki went through with it and all, to make peace with Gauri and show that “they’re a team” (he’s trying to be a good husband! he’s really TRYING!) but the poor boy just can’t handle all the stupid he’s currently surrounded by. 

I think it has to be slightly alarming to Om that his wife has the more… unnecessary… qualities of both his brothers (the rage and tedhapann of Shivaay, madcap pagalpan of Rudra.) Bechaara, he was already trying to play balancing act between those two idiots, now he has to try and keep up with this whole other force of nature too (that he’s pretty damn powerless against!) 😆😆😆

anonymous asked:

Ok but hear me out: What if the clone Shiro becomes VLD's version of Ryou? 80s Shiro and Ryou were twins so that part holds up. This clone legitimately seems to believe he's Shiro and actively tries to help and communicate with the team. He seems unaware of what he is or why so if the clone theory is true it would seem needlessly cruel to push him aside when he's revealed as a clone. I think it'd be a clever bit of turn around to make him into Ryou.

you know, nonnie, @noisypaintersong and I were talking about this just the other day.  So I’ve got to point you at @bosstoaster‘s fic about it Over and Overture because if things happened that kind of way I’d be really good with it.  The VLD writers do enjoy their easter eggs to the old 80s version of Voltron and more importantly - the clone really IS trying his hardest and he really DOES think he’s Shiro and it would be a complete heartbreak to have him just tossed aside.  I think we’d all like him to get a good end to his story even if he isn’t our Shiro.

Unpopular Voltron opinion, with meta to back it up.

I don’t think the big Keith and Lance scene in episode 6 was meant to be seen as having gone well, or for things to be getting back on track in regards to Lance’s doubts. I’m actually pretty sure the conversation unintentionally made things with Lance even worse.

Just because Keith and Lance shared a scene alone together, without any fighting or outward disagreements, does NOT mean it went well. I know everyone who is a Klance shipper wants that to be the case, but the whole “5 feet apart” jokes and logic with their ship shouldn’t suddenly change the emotional tone that is ACTUALLY present here.

Do not get me wrong, it is clear that both of them wanted this talk to go well without any confrontation, and to talk with a level head and with honesty. They have both grown as people to realize this. It doesn’t mean there wasn’t a major miscommunication here. 

Lets go through this moment by moment, shall we?

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C.S. Pacat & Johanna The Mad on their new comic series Fence!

Writer C.S. Pacat (best known for her Captive Prince series) has been mercilessly teasing her fans with a new Top Secret Project™ for the last few days. Well, the wait is finally over, as the L.A. Times just broke the announcement for her new comic series, Fence!

Teaming up with the ridiculously talented artist Johanna The Mad, Fence follows Nicholas Cox as he joins the world of fencing at an elite boys school and becomes embroiled in the drama of competitive sports, team romance and rivalries, and good old self-discovery.

On finding inspiration for Fence, C.S. Pacat says, “I got really into sports comics in Japan, where I lived for about five years. I love the intense rivalries, the striving, the way you can take characters to their breaking point. Haikyuu!! and Hikaru no Go are easily some of my favourite comics of all time. Fence is like my love letter to the genre.

At the same time, I’m interested in female gaze and queer gaze art. I wanted to make something that had all the drama and intensity of a sports comic, while also being joyously and unabashedly queer.  I was really inspired by Ngozi Ukazu’s fantastic hockey web comic Check, Please!, and the recent Japanese animation Yuri!!! on Ice. I started to wonder, what happens when those energies come out in a combat sport—when you add in the danger and stakes of fencing?”

Fence means the world to me,” says Johanna The Mad. “It has always been one of my biggest dreams to draw comics, but I never thought I’d be able to work on one that I’d end up fangirling about!”

Johanna’s artwork captures everything that is hot, dangerous, and exciting about fencing,” adds Pacat.

Fence #1 hits comic shops in November, and it’ll have covers from Johanna The Mad and Kevin Wada (and maybe someone else we’ll seeee~) and colors from Rebecca Nalty.

I honestly just?? Don’t understand this sentiment in fanon that Shiro doesn’t give a damn about Lance?? Like, I really don’t?? When Lance gets knocked unconscious, Shiro is the first one rushing over, is the one who picks him up and holds him and takes care of him. How is that someone who doesn’t care?

And he meant what he said about protecting his teammate. Shiro sets Lane down somewhere where he think’s he’ll be safe before he goes off to fight Sendak. 

And when the galra use Lance against him, he freezes–he doesn’t dare risk Lance’s safety, even though it costs him the fight. Even though it means getting captured again, and he’s already endured that hell for a year. Even though he’s only just gotten away. He’s lost his crew once already, and he’s not about to let that happen again 

Yes, Lance was clearly hurt bad. He was unconscious for two episodes and needed a cryopod. But you can’t tell me that Shiro wasn’t hurting also, that he wasn’t tortured–and that he wasn’t willing to risk being recaptured again just to keep Lance safe. That doesn’t strike me as someone who’s a bad leader or doesn’t care about their team. And even while Sendak is tormenting him, the safety of his team is still Shiro’s top priority 

And I don’t understand this notion that Shiro doesn’t think Lance is capable or a skilled paladin either because??? When the guard at Betra Traz grabs Slav, Shiro was just ready to accept that they’d lost. But Lance was like “No!! I’ve got this!” And Shiro doesn’t tell him he’s being ridiculous, he let’s Lance take a breath and steady himself and take that shot. He trusts that Lance can make it. And honestly, that makes a lot of sense. Because when Lance managed to wake up from a coma and hit Sendak with perfect accuracy, Shiro was right there to see it. He’s known for a while now that Lance is a damn good shot 

And in Beta Traz, he makes sure that Lance knows it 

  • Keith: And Lance...
  • Lance: *stops by the door* Yeah?
  • Keith internally: You are such a valuable member of the team. You basically pull us all together when we need it. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't be here today, having this moment. You are my impulse control, always helping me to see clearly when my emotions are too much for me to handle, and that's probably the reason Red chose you to be Voltron's right hand when we needed it. She knows how much I trust you, how much the team needs you. I don't know why you devalue yourself so much, and I feel bad that we as a team didn't make it clear how much we appreciate you. You are really important. But I'm not good with words, so how can I make you understand? How can I get you to cheer up and go back to your cheerful self?
  • Keith: Leave the math to Pidge.
  • Keith internally: nailed it

good achievement hunter things

-lindsay being included in more videos
-when one person starts singing quietly and they get to the chorus and EVERYONE joins in
-gavin and michael calling each other “boi”
-when ryan says “you” and everyone else, in perfect unison, yells “YOOOOU!”
-when jack keeps repeating the punchline to a joke really quietly
-lil j’s website puns
-the team names
-when michael dies in gta and makes really dramatic death sounds
-the little noises gavin makes when he sees something cute
-geoff’s laugh
-ryan talking about his family

feel free to add more!!

are u ever just doing some totally mundane every day thing and then u remember that lance & keith actually held hands. keith actually grabbed a hold of lance’s hand and held it as they gazed longingly into each others eyes, as lance continued to say “we are a good team.” and to top it all off the background was some shade of purple to really compliment the fact that they really are red & blue. wow. im js bro you cant make this shit up this is the most romantic shit ive ever seen-

anonymous asked:

We havent had any headcanons in a while *wink wink nudge nudge*

and a *wink wink nudge nudge* to you too, anon

  • pidge: “when have i ever lied?” hunk: “wh- you literally created a fake identity??”
  • lance refuses to learn the actual definition of quiznak
    • i mean he can pretty much guess it
    • but he’s not allowed to curse at home so quiznak’s perfect because he can just keep pretending he doesn’t know it’s a bad word
    • “you’re still using it incorrectl-” “shut up keith i need plausible deniability”
  • *food network voice* “chef coran has crafted… something”
  • lance, after being slightly inconvenienced: “this is the worst thing that’s ever happened to me” keith: “…didn’t you get blown up that one time?”
  • Shiro the Hero
  • one day lance barges into keith’s room because “that’s it we’re gonna make some hand signals”
    • lance claims they’re doing it because he’s tired of keith not understanding his awesome plans during missions
    • but lowkey team hand signals are one of his favorite movie tropes
    • anyway lance and keith are really good at charades now?? good for them
  • allura: “i’m a diplomat who prides myself on my ability to interact with others” [is handed a child] “what the fuck is this”
Public School Is A Goddamn Disater, Part 2: The Lovecraftian Madness of Machismo

Part 1 here, AKA: the Mantisocalypse (you don;t have to read it to understand this one, but you should anyway)

Content Warnings: Mental Illness, Attempted Murder, Sexual Content, Stalking, Abuse, Animal Abuse Mention, Emetophobia, US Public Education, Military Industrial Complex.  I’ve been told this is my most disturbing story, even if it’s hilarious, so mind your health.  All the names in this story have been changed to protect the innocent and Not-So-Innocent.

This is the story of Recruiting Sergeant Scott VS. The Lacrosse Jocks VS. Yours truly.

To understand this story, you must understand the dystopian hellscape that is US Public High School- I went to the NICE high school in town, with the AP curriculum and new building, where the the kids were generally too obsessed with getting into the ivy league to do anything worse than occasionally smoke on the roof.  Not even weed, just regular cigs.  During their off-periods, so they’d have time to febreeze their clothes and arrive to their next class early.  You know, the most boring fucking kids ever.

AND STILL, we were subjected to the various scourges of US public ed, namely-

-on-campus police officers and regular “what to do in case of a columbine event” drill.  We had Officer Munoz, who was a wonderful Latina Woman with the good sense to focus her efforts on getting kids away from abusive parents rather than persecuting brown kids, but we were VERY lucky on that front.  Still, having someone walking around with a gun and technically the authority to kill you, and having to hide in the science cabinets three times a year fucks you up.  Remember Officer Munoz though, She is Important.

- A weird, cult-like, frankly masturbatory attitude regarding athletic achievement.  The arts and sciences were stuck doing bake sales for supplies while the gym got re-done two years after the school opened.  This was tempered in an odd way at my school in that literally all the sports teams unequivocally sucked, with the exception of 

1.Marching Band, which went to nationals twice in the first two years the school was open 

2.Knowledge Bowl, where kevin and I took the team to 3rd in state in our first year, and only lost because Kevin had an asthma attack so we decided to let the other teams fight over the ‘lesser’ medals 

3.Lacrosse, which didn’t actually didn’t GO anywhere, but was a “real” sport and beat our ‘rival’ school, so the team got to be Big Men On Campus, and get away with all kinds of nonsense like eating in class when everyone else was forbidden or skipping tests for ‘practice’.  The three worst offenders were Dustin, Jack and “Rattlesnake Pete”, all of whom were budding neo-nazis and thus signed up for German.  With our Jewish teacher.  Remember them too.

-On-campus military recruiters.  As in, people who are legally allowed to exaggerate, manipulate and actually lie to minors to convince them to join the armed forces.  Ours was Sergeant Scott, and as much of a skeevy rat as he was I honestly felt bad for him, because remember, academic magnet high school so he had three kinds of kids to work with:

  • Kids who made the physical standards for the armed forces and were all about honoring their country via physical labor, but were dumb as shit and couldn’t pass the written exam.
  • Kids who could pass the written exam and were totally ready to bully some people in the third world, but couldn’t do a pull up if you covered the gym floor in cobras.
  • Kids who passed the physical and mental portions but were uniformly rabidly anti-military industrial complex, to the point where 35 of them crammed into his cubicle in the office he shared with Officer Munoz and Janitor Wendy, so they could hold a sit-in protest of the Iraq war and chant “Impeach Bush” and “War is Murder” at him  Someone chucked red paint on him, because they’re furious immature teenagers.  It was his first day.

Poor bastard.  Remember Him as well.

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anonymous asked:

i find it funny that shiro is actually vld's damsel in distress

i’m living for this, honestly. all joking aside, this is one of the most compelling parts of vld for me, because here we have this archetypal guy—a military hero, a man who’s stated in universe to be a legend on multiple occasions, the unquestioned leader of voltron

but this is the side of him we get to see, over and over again:

he has this incredible vulnerability, and even if that’s not revolutionary, keith is, because here we have this sword-wielding firecracker loner who’s constantly watching out for him. keith is really the only one shiro feels comfortable enough showing this side of himself to, and this is the result: (pic heavy meta under the cut)

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so i was rewatching s 1 ep 5 (lol) idk if this has ever been brought up but i noticed when after the team defeats sendak pidge helps shiro and keith helps lance. (seen in the picture below)

 now, yeah thats a given but i started thinking about it more and this scene is just so out of wack that it honestly just adds another point for klance. now youre probably thinking “well i mean thats just a given and of course it adds points for klance.” but hear me out 

as a given, we know that keith and shiro have a very strong relationship and keith is really attached to shiro. keith always has shiros back and is his right hand man. so in a situation like this it should be a given that keith would be at shiros side in a heartbeat. but…. that isnt the case here which doesnt make one ounce of sense. yeah, even though pidge was at shiros side and wanted to help her fellow paladin, pidge knows how much shiro means to keith, so wouldnt she give them space and help her garrison bud instead? but she doesnt for some odd reason. 

though, the most oddest part of this whole scene though is how keith reacts. he doesnt seem to worry about shiro too much, which isnt a bad or good thing, its just weird that keith wouldnt even go to shiros side or at least check on him. keith couldve easily said to pidge “ill check on shiro, you make sure lance is okay.” but he didnt. he was totally fine going to lance even though he always seems irritated with lance. 

then this happens:

keith literally starts holding his hand. now look at these pictures of shiro and pidge and keith and lance from the same screencap:

with shiro and pidge it seems like a normal teammate helping out another one, but keith and lance on the other side…. its a little different. i know it shouldnt be a big deal but honestly its the little things that make a big difference. especially knowing that keith and lance always bicker with each other.

i think the importance of this scene is the turning point of keith and lances relationship. in the very beginning of vld, their relationship was a more shaky, but after this scene, this moment, everything changed. keith started getting jealous over lance, their weird flirting thing that they have really took off, we got to see them work more with each other, and actually being a really good team with a strong bond.

in conclusion: this scene is really goddamn gay (well it is but) this scene is so damn important and is what started everything. 

I love how it shows that Jin really can be a big mood booster for Namjoon.

Namjoon really thinks a lot about things, because he’s so smart, but some times he can spiral into seeing something good as a flaw.

Something that really moved me was this part when they were talking about their struggles at the beginning and how would it be if they had to go through it all over again and Namjoon was kind of frustrated and said “Why do we always talk so much about this!!”

And Jin calmly said “Because it’s not gonna happen”

I felt like in that moment, Namjoon saw things from other perspective instead of getting worried/frustrated about it.

Namjin make a great team because I think Jin is a simple minded person that says “It’s going to be okay” and he trusts as he works. Namjoon on the other hand, worries as he works.

Together they get the mood and the maturity to think and overcome.

Homestuck Pool Party Headcanons

John: Canonballs in IMMEDIATELY, he is yelling and he is fucking excited move out of the way this boy is coming through!! Also, because he has a breath aspect I am 413% certain that he can stay underwater for indefinite amounts of time and you can bet your ass he’s going around grabbing people’s feet to freak them out. He and Terezi have a contest to see who can make the most people jump, I will not say who wins I will only say that it is unfortunate for everyone involved. He and Dave are an unstoppable chicken team, they have never lost and will do Whatever It Takes to make sure that remains true.

Dave: Is just chillin, he cares more about keeping his shades dry than swimming around. He will go hard as hell in Marco Polo tho, if you thought he was too cool to jump at the nearest person faster than the speed of light you were wrong buddy he will do what it takes to WIN. Also, when he is the Marco he will (unfairly) target Karkat. This is frustrating. “I’m not even being that loud” Karkat protests for the umpteenth time Dave tags him. “Bullshit” everyone else says, but there’s still a rule that Dave can’t tag Karkat more than five times in a row because really Dave we know you love hearing him yell but Enough Please.

Karkat: Is Bad At Marco Polo. He is so loud. My son. Please. Is very hesitant to get into the water at first bc he’s sensitive to the cold and would rather angrily sweat than deal with the initial shock of getting in. Dave will patiently chill nearby until Karkat is ready, or Dave decides that Karkat is ready in which he will absolutely drag him in. Karkat does not know how to swim so he won’t go past the shallow end, and considering how short he is, uh, that’s not very much of the pool. Dave has to carry him sometimes which he complains about A Lot but secretly kind of likes it whoops. Karkat and Sollux are the shittiest chicken team, Karkat is too afraid of falling in to have any sort of effective strategy and Sollux is like “Karkat just push him” and sort of plows into the other team which just leads to Karkat screeching and nothing gets done.

Roxy: LOVES SWIMMING WITH HER FRIENDS!!! Real people?? That she’s hanging out with?? And you KNOW she’s excited to wear that cute as fuck bikini she alchemized months ago ‘just in case’ ;) ;) ;). After years of knowing Jane and her silly prankster shenanigans, John will absolutely not get the drop on her no sir, he tries to grab her foot she will raise that leg and pull the boy out of the water and give him the Mom Look™. This is war. John will not win. She loves being with Jane and Roxy and her boys!! She is just full of so much love it’s incredible. She deserves this so much.

Calliope: Doesn’t know much about swimming or why humans (and trolls ish) find it so enjoyable, but Roxy is excited so she is too! Interestingly enough, cherubs Do Not Float. Roxy is waving a nervous Callie into the pool and she’s coming down the ladder and once it gets to her chin everyone expects her to do something but no, she makes it to the bottom of the pool and just walks like normal over to where Roxy is. The water level comes up to just below her nose and she has to tilt her head back to speak. “Like this?” She asks excitedly, ‘uh,,, yeah,,,like that’ everyone responds nervously, giving big smiles and thumbs up because they don’t want to disappoint her.

Jade: A master swimmer, she and Jake grew up on an island in the middle of the goddamn pacific my girl knows how to GO. No one realized how fucking ripped Jade was. Jade is ripped as heck. She’s got back and shoulder muscles like an absolute goddess and everyone is like holy shit? Jade? Have you been benching pumpkins all these years? She likes chilling with Jane and Roxy and Calliope because she has been longing for some gals to hang with forever. Not that she doesn’t love Rose, she does, it’s just, they have such differing personalities and anyways it’s kind of hard being around her and Kanaya bc they’re so cute it makes your teeth hurt.

Rose: She and Kanaya have matching floppy sun hats, they love laying out in the sun because Kanaya is a little nervous around water thanks to a certain sea-dweller *cough* eridan *cough*. Rose doesn’t mind, her swimsuits are more for show than swim anyways. She’s got some really cool and intricate goth-y ones and some nice lighthearted pastel ones, an orange and yellow fancy one-piece and a frilly lavender one. Rose has a new appreciation for sunlight but still religiously applies sunscreen because a home girl may be immortal, but fuck if she is gonna deal with any nasty sunburns after defeating the fucking embodiment of evil.

Kanaya: As previously stated, very nervous around water, but so so happy to be in the sun?? It’s not as bright as the one on Alternia which is fine because that means her troll friends can enjoy it too, but she’s literally just so happy to be around people that enjoy the sun the way she does because she’s felt wrong and different about it for years and she finally found someone that understands her ahhshshsjs. She designs all of Rose’s swimsuits and loves seeing her wear them. When it gets dark out, she likes to turn on the glow a little and all these cute little furry wingbeasts will flock to her?? “Those are moths” Rose tells her. “These are my children now” Kanaya pats Rose’s arm, they’re her children too because that’s how human marriage works she’s pretty sure

Dirk: Is so awkward oh my godddd, a little uncomfortable in his body actually? This boy might have muscle but he is all arms and legs and doesn’t know what to do with them because he’s never fuckifnfnfn been around people before. Doesn’t say “Marco” during Marco Polo, he just listens. Breath too loud? You’re tagged. Splash a little? Tagged. Move? Tagged. He’s never Marco for more than two minutes because he’s so in tune with his reflexes that no one even stands a chance. With Jake on his shoulders, they make a decent chicken team, but they’re too worried about each other to be effective. “You okay up there?” He wants to make sure. Someone is tipping Jake over oh no get him off my shoulders is he okay, oh he’s fine, yes I know how the game works Roxy, no Rose why don’t you get in the pool and do a better job before you come for me like that. Rose and Kanaya, in an extremely rare occurrence, do get in for a round of chicken. They beat Dirk and Jake almost immediately. They return to the deck. This never happened and we don’t speak of it.

Jake: Is bad at Marco Polo, he’s an amazing swimmer but he’s not…quiet. After growing up on that island, fighting and swimming, Jake is also Ripped as Heck. Dirk blushes his fucking ass off the first time he sees Jake shirtless. Jake acts all clueless like oh? What’s wrong Dirk? Is something the matter? But he knows exactly what he’s doing and if he’s subtly flexing in front of him, well. That can’t be helped. He may suck during chicken with Dirk, but with Jade on his shoulders? Hoo boy, they give Dave and John a run for their money. He is also John’s favorite to grab the feet of because his reactions are always so over the top with his phrasing. “Horsefeathers!” He grabs at his foot in panic because his first thought is it was one of the monsters from his island, then he sees it was just John who is laughing his ass off because, horse feathers? Really? “I say,” Jake huffs indignantly even though he’s smiling now. “Warn a fellow!”

Jane: Looks rockin’ in her swimsuits because she’s wearing the whole high waisted pinup style ones and?? She’s super gorgeous? Roxy makes sure to tell her that every five seconds just in case she forgets. She and Roxy make a decent chicken team, usually they’re laughing so hard by the end of it that whoever was on top can’t do anything and they fall off because they don’t care about winning they’re just having such a good time. She and Roxy take turns carrying Callie around when the water gets too deep, not that Callie needs to be above the water per se as she seems to have no trouble breathing, but it just makes everyone a little more comfortable and anyways Callie loves it.

Terezi: Killer at Marco Polo for obvious reasons, sometimes she gets tagged on purpose just to show off how quickly she can find people. The only person she’s never been able to get is John, he uses his windy powers to obscure his scent so she can’t “see” him. He is her Marco Polo white whale. One day, John, one day. She and Vriska are terrifying during chicken, Vriska will plow full speed towards the opposing team and Terezi is ready to Throw Hands. The most intense games are between them and John and Dave, both John and Terezi are on top and they fuckin battle it out so hard that Dave and even Vriska start to get nervous on the bottom.

Sollux: Says the water feels slimy. “No shit,” Karkat tells him. “It’s water you fucking shitstain.” Sollux cheats during chicken by using his psiionics to keep Karkat on his shoulders which only makes Karkat mad because he’s terrified of falling in and holy shit Sollux I don’t care what you think your powers are doing I’m gonna fall in fuck fuck fuck. “No I got you” Sollux assures him. He does not. Karkat is not got. Oh well. Sollux mostly likes chilling on inner tubes, plural. He has a blue one and a red one because he’s too tall to fit in just one. “Get a bigger inner tube” Karkat complains. “Perhaps get one of those long, recliner like ones?” Kanaya suggests. No. Sollux will use two inner tubes. He will make the sacrifice of comfort for his aesthetic.

  • Jin being the judge because him joining any team will be cheating
  • Blackholes Rapmon and V get into each team to ruin everything
  • The ships SWAP: Jungkook picking Jhope and Suga Jimin
  • Suga and Jimin decide to offer bread and milk to Tae so he gets distracted
  • Jk proposes to V to just sit and pose 
  • Rapmon decides to prepare a chicken (And we all prayed he do not cut himself)
  • Taehyung eating bread and feeding Jimin was sooooo cute SO SO CUTE
  • We witnessed V’s first time peeling poratoes (He found it soooo fascinating somehow lol)
  • All the shipping moments in this episode: Vmin was insane, Yoonmin was sooo alive. Jimin being a playboy was so real dude.
  • Rapmon discovering that carrots have skin …
  • Jungkook, jhope and RM dilemma: “should we peel the caerots or not?” Jk :“idk I am no expert”. NOW you need to be an expert to peel carrots …
  • Suga preparing squid is another story (he was cringing while having an orgasm or something)
  • Jimin decides to send Taehyung to the market to get them a blender
  • Taehyung really found a blender and Jimin is so shook he gives tae a hug #Soulmates
  • Dilemna number two: Do chicken have tails? (Why are they in a kitchen again?)
  • Taehyung making a sauce in a squirrel bowl (how extra can you be)
  • Jimin making potato balls in his SMOL hands “Kyaaaaaa, Me DEAD BAI” said all of his stans
  • V finding all kinds of plates
  • Cooking Tip from Jhope and Rapmon : Yell at the dish so it gets scared and turns tasty!
  • Suga is really good. That guy speaks less and works more #GENIUS 
  • Jungkook added sooo much sugar to his potatos that they stuck together and they are now defying gravity 
  • The sauce bowl is bigger than the main and side dish put together lol. Tae did one small thing and It took all the spotlight. 
  • Suga’s team philosophy: we prioritize sanitation (but we all know they washed nothing)
  • Jungkook’s team philosophy: Adhesive strength LMAO
  • BTS holding hands YALL
  • Suga, Jimin and Taehyung win and hug and our hearts melted
  • That talking at the end about them not cooking now and how it reminded them of their debut days got us so EMO.
  • SWEET SWEET SWEEEET Jin helping the losing team clean up
  • This Run was, cute, gay, funny and WHOLESOME AWESOME. 

Hope you like it ^^ @mimibtsghost