they were supposed to be canon!

I’ll always come home to you part 2

Originally posted by dailyavengers

Daisy x reader: 

Request: I was wondering if you’d do a part 2 to I’ll always come home to you? Where the reader can’t come back because they’ve become a fugitive like the rest of team cap?

a/n: It‘s been so long since I’ve watched civil war that I don’t really remember what happened so this isn’t exactly canon 

You were only supposed to be gone for a few days, maybe a few weeks.

Daisy waited everyday for you to return, she had no idea what happened to you, only that things didn’t go over so well between Steve and Tony.

That was six months ago. 

You were on the run with Steve while the others that fought by your side were in prison. 

“We need to go to Shield, they are the only ones who can help us now,” you pleaded to Steve in the motel room you were taking refuge in that night.

“We can’t Y/N, for all we know they’ve taken liege with Stark,” he sighed. 

“No, Daisy would never betray me.”

“Daisy is a well respected member of Shield but she does not have the power to convince an entire organization to protect two fugitives.”

“And what about the rest of my team? They’re my friends, they’re my family. They would listen to us if you just gave them a chance.”

“It’s too dangerous,” he practically yelled.

“Oh so we’re just supposed to hide out in run down motels for the rest of our lives? Can you really live with yourself if you just let Sam, Wanda, Clint and Scott rot away in prison after they fought for you.”

“This isn’t easy for either of us Y/N but it’s what we have to do for the time being.”

“Maybe it’s what you have to do but I can’t do this anymore. I have to go to Daisy and if they throw me in jail then so be it. At least I can say I tried,” you exclaimed, storming out the door and leaving Steve behind. 

It was another two weeks until you finally found a way to contact Daisy.

You sent her an encrypted message knowing she would be the only one who could crack it and tell exactly who it was from.

You asked her to meet you in some no-name town in rural Virginia figuring it would be the safest place to see her.

She contemplated telling the others but thought it would be better it no one else knew so she told Coulson she was going away for a few days to track an inhuman.

He offered to send backup with her but she insisted on this doing this on her own, that’s how Coulson knew she was going to see you but he wouldn’t tell her that. 

When the day of your meeting arrived you sat on a park bench reading a book as a guise.

Half an hour later Daisy approached you, taking a seat on the bench.

“Y/N,” she said quietly making you look up from the book.

“Daisy,” you muttered, “I knew you’d get my message,” you beamed. 

“Where have you been?” she questioned.

“Steve and I have been on the run, they’ve got the others in prison and-“

“I know,” she said cutting you off, “they transferred a couple Shield agents to the prison for extra security, figured you and Steve would try to break them out. They even put all of the teams equipment on high alert in case you tried to contact us. I deleted all traces of your message before they could see it.”

“God, Steve was right, it’s not even safe for us to go to Shield for help,” you sighed, putting your head in your hands. 

“Shield may be against you but we aren’t, the entire team has your back and will do whatever it takes to clear your name.”

“Thank you Daisy.”

There was a moment of silence before Daisy spoke again, “I scanned the area on my way over, there’s no camera’s around… I just need to hold you Y/N.”

You nodded and scooted closer to her on the bench.

You cupped her cheeks and kissed her with all the love you could.

A few tears formed in her eyes as she pulled away and into a tight hug.

“I’ll find a way to come home, I promise you Daisy,” you said quietly into the crook of her neck.

“I’m holding you to it,” she smiled softly. 

Seriously though it would have been so easy to have canon gay characters in the Harry Potter series. All this stuff that JK Rowling said about not having enough time or would distract from the original trio is nonsense. Case in point:

Seamus gave a great roar of delight then ran to give Dean a lung crushing hug before pulling him down into a desperate kiss that was hungrily returned. Harry supposed ‘best friends’ was no longer an accurate description of the pair. 

or:

There were duels all over the stairs and in the Hall, Death Eaters everywhere Harry looked. He saw Alicia and Katie share a passionate kiss before they raced down the corridor to join the battle.

or maybe:

“Did I know in my heart of hearts what Gellert Grindelwald was? I think I did, but I closed my eyes. I chose to be blinded by my love for him. A choice that has haunted me ever since” 

or perhaps:

As Harry entered the great hall he walked past Lavender and Parvati who were sitting opposite the latter’s twin with their bodies pressed close together while their hands held the others in a death like grip that showed no signs of ever being let go.

or even:

“Albus Severus” Harry said quietly, so that nobody but Ginny could hear him, who tactfully turned to talk to Oliver and Marcus as they waved off their own three boys. 

See all I had to do was just add in a sentence or not even that and suddenly ….. wow a gay character. That wasn’t too hard now was it JK. 

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Okay…..what’s going on? Is this a dream? First Cole replyin to Lili using a Betty/Jughead comic panel……and then Robert using the name Bughead officially to promote an episode and now KJ with his shipping declaration and endorsed by Lili and Camila?????? XDDD Feels like an alternate reality cos we didn’t think this pairing could ever get this far ngl xDDDD…. tho we certainly ain’t complainin so…. ;)

Fun facts from the tf2 comics:

- All of them are millionaires (Demoman’s mom still tells him he needs more jobs anyways)

- Spy is in his late 40s/early 50s (Scout is 27)

- Medic has had 8 souls surgically attached to him (shoutout to that one post about how this is possibly the reason why scout and sniper both went to heaven)

- Demoman lives in a mansion with his mom and the eyelander

- Sniper isn’t Australian (something he himself suspected due to the fact that he never picked fights with people and didn’t have Australia-shaped chest hair)

- Pyro was a CEO

- tf2′s canon with the mercs as we know them in the game takes place between 1968-1972 (with the Gravel War between RED and BLU ending in 1971 and the team being reassembled in 1972)

- Saxton Hale discovered the internet in 1970 to sell his weapons and hats online

- Soldier murdered Tom Jones (even though the actual singer is still alive and well today and i spend most of my time wondering whether or not he knows that he’s dead)

- The mercs are responsible for Teufort’s lead-poisoned water system (a fact that was previously unbeknownst to Soldier, who drinks it anyways) 

- Scout has Tom Jones’ hit song “Sex Bomb” tattooed on his chest. However, “Sex Bomb” wasn’t released until 1999 (12 years after Scout is supposed to die)

- All the promotional “Meet the ____” shorts were a plot by the administrator to spy on the mercs

- Engineer’s grandfather was personally acquainted with the Administrator in 1890 (80 years before tf2′s canon begins)

Title: Just Ask Me To 
Rating: Explicit
Paring: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson
Genre: Canon compliant, The X Factor era
Words: 120 K total

“You’re telling the truth,” Louis whispers.

“Of course I’m telling the truth!” Harry doesn’t even care that he sounds exasperated.

“Oh my god.” Louis grabs the wall behind him as if looking for support. His body slides down against it until he’s sitting crouched on the floor.

He mumbles something but Harry can’t really figure out what it is. He crouches down, and looks desperately at the breaking boy in front of him.

“You’re telling the truth,” Louis whispers. “You were not supposed to–”

“I was not supposed to do what? Tell me please,” he urges, taking Louis’ hands gently in his.

Art made by the lovely @melmanpur using @yourssincerelylarry’s font. 

Chapter 1 // Chapter 2 // Chapter 3 // Chapter 4 // Chapter 5 // Chapter 6 // Chapter 7 // Chapter 8 // Chapter 9 // Chapter 10 // Chapter 11 // Chapter 12 // Chapter 13 // Chapter 14 // Chapter 15 

anonymous asked:

I get why people are upset w/Lance's vlog. But what if he is just not meant to be THAT deep & really is there to be the funny, supportive guy. Bc thats what he is: a supporting character. I know fans want more but I just don't see them developing him deeper than he is. The majority of characters seem to already be developed & they have way too much plot to handle & questions to answer. Fans should also stop w/Lance being bi as canon bc he just isn't. Just love a character for who they are.

I mean, just myself personally though I really…don’t? The thing is, I think people just had very skewed expectations of what these blogs were supposed to be. And somehow, I think a lot of that goes back to Keith’s. I keep seeing people yell about how Keith got so much backstory in his while Allura and Lance didn’t, but you know what? That’s not what’s happening. Basically, the vlogs strike me as 1) recap and 2) getting to see more of these endearing characters that we love and hear their voice on some things in a one-on-one setting. Kind of like a glimpse into “a day in the life of” stories. So when people get mad because “Keith got more character development in this 2 minute clip then he did in 3 or 4 seasons!! Why didn’t anyone else get that!?”

I just…don’t understand that line of thought. Because the things is, Keith’s vlog isn’t new information. All of it is implied, and it’s right there laid bare in the narrative. If people didn’t realize what he was going through until he outright said it, then that’s on them. But animation is very much a medium of show not tell, all those elements to Keith’s story were already there. This isn’t news. So when people want others to get the “character development” Keith did in his vlog? It’s kinda bizarre to me, because that wasn’t what happened really. 

Keith’s vlog is really just him outright speaking about his personal issues. But you know what? He’s a character with lots of walls up, so of course it makes sense that he’d only say a lot of these things in a medium where it’s just him and he can safely vent. And I’ve said this before, but Lance clearly doesn’t have the same kind of baggage and tragic backstory that he does. He likes performing and talking about himself, so of course he’s going to respond differently from Keith, you know?

And what really bothers me is–I see people saying how Lance’s was completely shallow. But then, in the same breath, mention “they could’ve talked about his bond with Keith!!” And just–why? Why is Lance’s character development in relation to Keith somehow deeper or more genuine than what he has with Allura? Particularly when it was Allura who passed on the Red Lion to him, Allura who said he was worthy of being the Red Paladin. And it’s Lance in turn that Allura looks to for guidance, that she finds comfort in and starts to open up to. 

Lance quite literally went from being shallow and flirting with her at every opportunity to really becoming friends and turning into someone so supportive of Allura, it’s his belief in her that literally triggers Voltron’s newest power. They’ve come to genuinely care for one another and have a bond built on mutual trust and compassion, and when Lance runs to Allura to help her up in season 4? She doesn’t pull away like in season 1. They’re in a much different, much better place now, where they’re truly falling into sync with one another. And that is a drastic difference from day one. The guy has really grown and matured here. 

Lance’s vlog talked about how he developed as a character. Just not in the way people seemed to want. 

Can I just say how much tumblr’s antis culture confuses me?

Because, you know, words like “pedophile” and “incest” have always held a strong meaning for me, just like it probably does for everyone. Those are not words I’d use lightly and their connotation isn’t something I would approve of.

However, I found myself feeling extremely confused when I first got into an argument with an anti.
Not because I disagreed with the idea they were trying to defend-or fight against- but because their reasons for our argument was… extremely ridiculous and, honestly, new for me.

Now, I am Argentinian and I can understand the point of view on some things vary depending on the culture you were raised in. But, honestly, I couldn’t help but wonder how that person- that human being on the other side of the screen- would understand the meaning of some words in a way so different from mine, and start screaming unsettling words like “pedophile” and “incest apologist” at me for shipping couples that just never occurred to me that could relate to those words, as if there was something I was missing.

I found myself being attacked and called out for liking ships like eremika, mikayuu and sormik, which were simply childhood friends who, sure, were almost practically raised together and, in two out of these three cases, considered each other their family.
But I just couldn’t comprehend how that would make these ships incest and therefore abusive, when there’re many ships like edwin, which has all the mentioned traits, and doesn’t seem to face the same treatment. I suppose it’s because it’s canon, in this case?

Just recently I started to ship otayuri and once again I found more antis than ever harassing me and anyone who showed fondness for this couple.

I have to admit, I might not be the most attentive person, but in my eyes, I was just looking forward to see a beautiful friendship between teenagers turn into something more, not a “pedophilic” ship.

How is a relationship between a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old pedophilia, anyway?

The antis would say “Yuri is a minor and Otabek is an adult” to justify the harassment towards the shippers, but this logic is extremely white and black, in my opinion.

With this logic, a relationship between a 17-year-old who is one day away from turning 18 and an 18-year-old who just turned 18 would be pedophilia, and this is undoubtedly a ridiculous point of view.

Otabek became 18 one month before meeting Yuri, and Yuri turned 16 only 3 months afterwards. How on earth could this be seen as a problematic relationship?

I had my suspicions it might be because of some cultural difference, but I still don’t understand how that could justify harassing other people.

I mean, I would completely understand the disgust if we were taking about ships that are actually problematic, although, personally, I still wouldn’t really justify the harassment of real people over fiction.

For real though, how is a relationship between non-blood-relatives and not even adoptive siblings “incest” just because they see each other as family? Ever heard of ‘childhood friends to lovers’? Ever heard of ‘my friends are my family’? How is a relationship between a 18-year-old and a 16-year-old pedophilia? (I feel personally attacked on this one because my parents had a 4/5 year age gap when they started dating as teenagers).

Have you got any idea how strong the connotation of your words are?? How is someone supposed to take you seriously when you misuse strong words such as those? How can you be taken seriously when you harm actual csa and incest survivors by forcing them to come out and state they support these ships and find nothing wrong about them, because you treat them as if they were the people that hurt them?

You are not heroically fighting incest and pedophilia. You are reducing the weight of terrible words and making actual concerning issues sound like light matters, as if just because you dislike some fictional couple gives you the right to call it whatever you want so that you force people to feel guilty about liking them.

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So the Art of Overwatch has sections on sprays for each hero - the text comes from Hanzo’s page - and then for events there’s later pages and the way they combine some of the event sprays on the pages I’m gonna scream.

Hanzo and Genji, Junkrat and Roadhog - of course. Pharah and Reinhardt, friggin adorable. Jack and Gabe, we fucking knew those two sprays were supposed to go together we knew it didn’t we. Pharah and Mccree !!!!! GIMME THEIR CANON FRIENDSHIP BLIZZ I KNOW IT’S REAL

an incomplete list of Actual Canon Things that monkey d luffy has done
  • snuck into the biggest, most important, most secure prison in the world by hanging off the most beautiful woman in the world’s ass
  • saw a zombie start to come out of grave. pushed it right back down
  • grabbed the people who were coming with him and jumped off a Very Very Tall Gigantic Elephant instead of climbing down like a normal person jfc luffy
  • got eaten by a snake once and just like. didnt realize it??
  • kinda kidnapped the mermaid princess?? except not really because she wanted to go but she wasn’t supposed to leave so his solution was to hide her in her shark’s mouth
    • keep in mind, she was like.. the size of a whale. which i mean very literally. like she was a giant mermaid. like 20x larger than luffy. jfc. the poor shark
    • luffy later hid in the shark too. the poor shark
  • refuses to be called a hero because a hero is the kind of person who would divide up and share the meat, and he’s going to eat all the meat himself
  • got really mad at laboon when his special seat on the Going Merry was snapped off by hitting laboon, so he rips off the mast and hits laboon with it??? why???
  • meets the kraken and decides to make it his pet
    • he fucking names it after a type of squid too, even though it’s an octopus
  • saw the most beautiful woman in the world naked. was just disappointed that there wasn’t food
  • a disembodied pair of legs got attached to his back so he decided that he was now a centaur
  • saw a talking tree and a unicorn. immediately tried to invite them to join the crew (his crew stopped him)
    • did the same thing with brook, actually, since brook is a skeleton
  • immediately upon meeting brook, he asks him if he poops
    • he does this a few other times too, to other non-human entities, but i cant remember specifics right now
      • also brook answers the question?? why??
        • he can poop, if anyone was curious
  • PUNCHED a CELESTIAL DRAGON in the FACE which admittedly isn’t weird at all compared to the rest of this stuff but it was DAMN SATISFYING

(Zoro) (characters)

Thank God that Genndy doesn’t use Twitter nor Tumblr ...

Because judging from how volatile some within the fandom are right now, invading the #jashi tag for three straight days with derogatory terms, verbally attacking some of the other members for having different views on the series, throwing a fit over two fictional characters becoming a canon couple I now firmly believe that we reached a level now where it’s worse than the Steven Universe fandom, no small feat I might add.

If no one is aware of what I am referring to, allow me to display this page from Tv Tropes on how far some of their “fans” took it once they allowed their anger at a ship becoming partially canon to cross the line.

Yes, Lauren Zuke had a mental meltdown because people on Tumblr lost their shit over two characters becoming potentially canon and took their anger on her for days. The culprits were from Tumblr.

Now I am less concerned about whether Jack x Ashi is canon or not or of the series in general, I don’t and can’t tolerate this ridiculous behavior of people within the fandom going at each other like entitled children, invading each other’s tags during what is supposed to be their leisure time, the verbal harassment on some of the members that are pouring their hearts on to their artwork of what they enjoy to ship and also now recently going after Phil Lamarr and Tara Strong’s Twitter as well.

Quit invading the #jashi tag with your derogatory shit, stop harassing Tara Strong and Phil Lamarr, and get over yourself about a fictional series and ship.

More thinking…that phrasing: “I don’t know if Lance knows what he needs. I know what he might look for, but what he might look for is not necessarily what he needs.”

“I mean, I think Lance is evolving. So I think, like Lauren said, whoever Lance chooses, I think what he’s looking for is getting to a place that is maybe very different than where he started in the series.”

I left out the self-assured part because that’s applicable to lots of characters, and therefore doesn’t narrow down the field. But to say that what he wants/looks for isn’t what he needs…or that where he ends up, in terms of romance, is different than where he started…I mean, that pretty much cancels out any and all romantic entanglement he’s gotten himself into thus far?

Think about it: he won’t get what he wants, but he’ll get what he needs. He’s WANTED Allura, Nyma, Plaxum, all the mermaids, and several unnamed girls. He’s looked for, sought out these girls (well, all girls, really). These were all possible avenues for a potential canonical, endgame romance, but if his canonical, endgame romance is with someone who he doesn’t know he wants, someone who he hasn’t thought to look for…

I mean, seriously. What other conclusion am I supposed to come to?

my fave merthur fics, all first time/getting together

Long Canon Era: 

  1. The World I Built For You: 32K, T, If I told you to execute Mordred, would you do it? Merlin wondered, losing himself in the blue of Arthur’s eyes. Can I save you like this, even if it damns me? you didn’t think s5 could get any more emotional but u were wrong
  2. Touch My Skin To Make Me Whole: 64K, E, The Kingdom of Essetir has once again fallen under new rule, and Arthur travels to visit its new king, determined to make peace. Unfortunately peace is the furthest thing from this new king’s mind. Arthur and Merlin are forced to navigate his every attempt to make Arthur a scapegoat in starting a war between Camelot and Essetir. The new king is treacherous though, and he may have just found the one weakness that will force Arthur’s hand. Note: AU Post Season 4 the ultimate hurt/comfort

Short Canon Era: 

  1. Visiting Hunith: 9K, T, Five times Ealdor had visitors.
  2. Wager of Battle: 12K, M, When a knight-in-training mistakes Merlin for a common servant, Arthur is Most Displeased. Trial by combat ensues…but Arthur isn’t the one who takes up the sword.
  3. Beauty in the Ashes of Our Lives: 22K, T, After Merlin is executed for Uther’s murder, Arthur’s world falls apart.
  4. Apotheosis: 9K, T, magic reveal, love vs destiny
  5. Dying to Return: 20K, T, after Merlin leaves, a mysterious sorcerer comes to Camelot
  6. The Coming of Spring: 10K, E, Kings, even new ones, were not supposed to long for their menservants.
  7. Golden Threads: 12K, E, When Arthur drinks enchanted water Merlin does everything that is in his power to save his king, even if it breaks his heart.

Modern AU:

  1. Serious Eyes, Suddenly Smiles: 11K, E, When you are young everything seems definite. You are either in or out. Finishing up at university or messing up your whole future.
  2. Unsteady: 10K, T, merlin is a private investigator for arthur, who’s dating sophia
  3. Perfect: 15K, E, infidelity, internalized homophobia

Reincarnation:

  1. Do Not Go Gentle: 5K, T, “Don’t you understand?” He shakes her. “I cared more about him than I did about his kingdom, more than I ever cared about magic – or anything. I didn’t care about Arthur the legend; I didn’t care about Arthur the King of Camelot. I only cared about Arthur the man.” His chest is hurting. He can’t get enough air. “I fucked up, Gwen, and I’m sorry. Do you want that in writing?” 
  2. The Heart You Call Home: 16K, M, Arthur writing about stories he can only barely remember, Merlin, depressed and with major survivors guilt, finds them, much angst

Historical AU (honestly i love historical aus, that’s why there are so many here):

  1. Gaudy: 6K, G, political AU in the 1960s thru 1997, honestly the best characterizations of all time
  2. A West-Country Romance: 91K, E, Poldark AU
  3. True Heart of Wexford: 21K, E, Wexford, 1798, Merlin is the Catholic groundskeeper on a manor belonging to Anglo-Irish aristocrat Arthur Pendragon. While Merlin’s day job entails looking after Arthur’s property, he’s also involved with the United Irishmen. Political upheaval is about to plunge the country into turmoil. In the midst of all this stands Arthur Pendragon, who’s become Merlin’s staunch friend in spite of everything that divides them: faith, class, position, and obligation.
  4. Something Worth Fighting For: 21K, E, Set during World War II. Arthur is sent to the front lines to fight for Britain, while Merlin is left behind, struggling to cope with the absence of his best friend. Seeking to give Arthur some comfort, Merlin begins to send him pieces of a story, which tells of a legendary King and his devoted manservant.Through their letters, Arthur and Merlin grow closer, and perhaps begin to discover feelings that they could not put into words before. 
  5. Yet The Man Would At Once Run Away With Your Heart: 4K, M,  Mordred comes to stay at Avalon Hall and takes a shine to Merlin. Arthur is most unimpressed by this turn of events.

Smut:

  1. Merlin’s Place: 3K, bath
  2. Brighter When We Come: 4K, bath
  3. Night Sky Changing Overhead: 5K, bath
  4. What I Want You’ve Got, It Might Be Hard to Handle: 3K, magic made them do it (100% consenual tho)
  5. The Dirty Little Things You Say: 9K, arthur gets so turned on from merlin’s dirty talk
  6. At Our Best When It’s From The Hips: 13K, loss of virginity
  7. Solace: 1K, bath

High school/Teenage AU: 

  1. Out of Body: 53K, E, Finding out that his best friend is gay shouldn’t be a big deal. But then, catching Merlin wanking to gay porn shouldn’t turn Arthur on, either. With his plans for uni in shambles and his position on the high school footie team lost to injury, Arthur’s determined not to disappoint his father any further. Running away from Merlin seems like the easiest thing to do, but his denial might cost him everything. the teenage au you’ve been dreaming of
  2. Should You Choose to Accept It: 11K, T, so pure, childhood friends to falling out in middle school to falling in love in high school
  3. A Personal History of Midwestern Running: 20K, T, hahah the ending kills me every time, the one where arthur teaches merlin how to run
The Answer We Missed?

Shortly after the end of Fairy Tail, a lot of us lamented the fact that we never officially saw “Gray’s answer”. It’s often said of the Western fandom that we tend to want things explicitly direct and more obvious than commonly provided by the Japanese language and culture. Upon reflection, I am starting to think we saw the answer and just didn’t realize it. While many of us were waiting for dramatic confessions and reunions post-499 (myself included), a funny thing happened…Hiro Mashima.

Shortly, after the events of 499, Mashima posted this gem of a postcard:

We all know it well, it’s the “Autumn of Romantic Love” which fairly accurately depicts the “first date” scenario seen in basically every slice of life anime that has ever existed. Here, less than a month after the dramatic, romantic, double-suicide, “I couldn’t hurt a friend, no, I couldn’t hurt you” chapter, Mashima suddenly presents Gruvia in a clearly romantic light. It was almost as if he wanted 499 to be interpreted as the answer and the canon moment, because he sure as hell hadn’t drawn them like THIS before. What was Mashima getting at here?

@rieriebee later snagged this gem in an art book while in Japan. In Mashima’s comment regarding this drawing, he indicates that it reflected what was going on in the manga when he drew it…almost an “attack”. Basically, it was a signal that the “tease” was over and we were supposed to view them as a couple. We loved it. We wanted more. Answers! Confessions! There was more, but perhaps it wasn’t what we wanted exactly…


Whoa! Gray and Juvia playing strip poker? Gray looking nervous because of the half-naked girl in front of him? When did that become a thing? Sure, they both strip anyway, but now we have them getting nervous in front of each other…like a couple…



Like that! Volume 59 came out with a very, very “exposing” table of contents page. Our ship was presented in their “full glory”. Surely, Mashima wasn’t trying to tell us something about the impact of 499, right? He wasn’t going full tilt into telling us that we already were supposed to view that as Gray’s answer, was he? It’s not like he’s got them dressed in matching outfits…

Errr…cat ears, matching blue formal wear? What’s next, are we going to get some cute picture of them having a private moment with their foreheads touching in the most coupley shoujo way…



Well, then. Ok. I’m pretty sure we are supposed to see them as a couple already.


In all seriousness, though, I have noticed before that it’s not uncommon for shounen authors to rely on external media (art, games, omakes, ovas, etc) to give us content which can’t always be fit into the manga (be it plot, too shippy for the target demographic, etc). When looking at Mashima’s Gruvia art post-499, there was a clear dynamic change in which the tease transitioned into things which could easily be viewed as snippets of a relationship. Given the clear and drastic change, I feel that Mashima ultimately felt he gave us the answer—we just didn’t realize it at the time.  Perhaps it was not the concrete response, but it was still clear as day…and we got a series of adorable (and at times quite graphic) art to give us insight into Gray and Juvia’s relationship.

Cursed Child rant

Alright, Witches, Wizards, Muggles, and magical creatures big and small, hold onto your broomsticks because I’m about to tell you why I do not like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child nor accept it as canon. 

Spoilers ahead. Obviously. but c’mon who hasn’t read it or been spoiled by now Also, it got super long. 


Let’s start off by saying: it’s been months since I read it. If I get some things off a little, go ahead and tell me; I’ll edit the rant and correct it. If you just don’t agree with me… that’s great for you. Okay? We good? That’s all the disclaimer you’re getting. Moving on! 


Where do I begin? Um… Let’s recap shall we? 

It starts with Albus Severus Potter (who’s name I still cannot get over) meeting and becoming friends with Scorpius Malfoy. 

Okay. Great. We’ve all wanted that for years. No problem. 

We’ve also played with the idea of Albus in Slytherin for years. I have no problem with that either. 

What I do have problems with is the way Albus is treated after he is put in Slytherin. He’s the outcast of his family. He’s the “disappointing son”. After Harry’s canon “the bravest man I knew was Slytherin” speech (don’t get me started on Snape), I expected a bit better treatment of Slytherins. But Albus is Slytherin and looked at sideways by the entire cast, except Scorpius. This could easily become a rant about Slytherin’s and stereotypes and treatment, but I give enough of those already. 

My issues are mostly with Albus’ personality. Now, I didn’t write the character. He’s not mine. I don’t have the authority to tell anyone how he should be. All I can do is have headcanons. But “canon” Albus doesn’t exactly display a lot of Slytherin traits. Sure he sneaks around, but so does Harry, Ron, and Hermione and they’re all Gryffindor. If my memory serves me correctly, Albus goes to Slytherin because he basically thinks, “Well, the Gryffindors I know suck, let’s try Slytherin.”it’s been a while since I read it okay  

Albus is jaded by the time the plot picks up. He doesn’t like flying, isn’t that good at it or Quidditch (which honestly feels like they’re just trying to make him as unlike Harry as possible which I could handle if it wasn’t so badly written), and is basically convinced his life is horrible. (I’ll get into why a little later.) This kid shows no Slytherin traits that I remember. He hardly shows any traits really. I think it was the play format, but Albus becomes a stereotypical teenager who has daddy issues and doesn’t like his life. 

Scorpius I don’t really have a big problem with, besides it going against my personal headcanons. He at least shows a bit more Slytherin traits than jaded Albus. I feel like they were trying to break Slytherin stereotypes with him- which is great and all, but it almost makes me feel like that’s all Scorpius’ personality was. As if he was made to simply disrupt our preconceived ideas of what Slytherin is. I don’t like it. Stereotypes are something I can’t stand, but come on, people, don’t strip my house of what we actually are. 

Okay, moving on from Slytherin. 

Let’s take a step back from the new characters and visit the one’s we already know, we already love. Oh wait, they’ve been ripped to shreds. 

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Partially Milo Archives? Bottom pic is from Oct 25th, 2016, when I was at the airport waiting to go back to Canada.

Lisa and Lance were supposed to appear in Murphy’s Lard, in Zack’s flashback, but it made no sense putting three underaged kids in a boat with no adult supervision, so their designs were archived. Don’t think they will ever exist on screen now (I was given permission by Dan to post these) but I think they are the cutest 6 year olds ever. IT was nice getting a character who was the oldest in his family… I feel for ya, Zack… Hardcore…

So now these two only exist in my little world of Milo :D  Zack is still the oldest in his family canonically but dunno if we will ever see little siblings. Though that’s nice, since it gives the audience something to create themselves ;D I will have more on these sweeties at a later date, but for now have these doodles :D *rushes back to work*

FIC REC’S OF 2017 part 7 (june-july-august)

Here it comes! The 25 fic long list of fics (yes, I’m measuring length with fics now!) I’ve read this summer. Hope you’ve all had a great time and read amazing fics during the last months! I’ve separated the chaptered and one shots in this fic rec, so hopefully it’ll make this a little less messy. Happy reading everyone! 

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Fool’s Gold by tvshows_addict (55k)

Leaflet for Over Again Inc.

“In relationships, there are three types of people: those who are happy, those who are unhappy but accept it and deal, those who are unhappy and in denial.

Handling this last category is our job: we are professional couple breakers.

To reach our goal, we use all means necessary.”

Or the Arnacoeur AU in which Harry is scheduled to be married to Liam in 10 days and Harry’s mother hires Louis and his team to break them up. THE ROMANTIC COMEDY FIC OF THIS SUMMER!

Mutability by haloeverlasting (108k)

Harry and Louis meet in a book club. Life and fiction have their parallels. SLOW BURN, (read the notes before each chapter for tw)

Come Away With Me by suspendrs (80k) 

Louis had such big plans. He wanted so much out of life, and so did Amy. Now Bridget is going to grow up without a mother, and she’s always going to wonder what it would be like if this hadn’t happened. He wonders if she’ll blame him for her mother’s death as she gets older, or if she’ll understand that this is just as painful for Louis as it is for her. Louis doesn’t know how he’s going to raise her on his own, because he’s a fantastic father, yes, but he’s always been the fun parent, and Amy was in charge of the rules. He doesn’t know how to make sure Bridget has everything she needs all the time, doesn’t know how to make her favorite meal or how to do that one braid she loves to have in her hair or how to teach her to be the best person she can be. He doesn’t know how to live without Amy, he doesn’t know what he’s going to do. SINGLE PARENT! LOUIS, MINOR CHARACTER DEATH, FRIENDS TO LOVERS

The Wonderlands by stylinsoncity (150k)

“Somewhere between chaos and control — these are the wonderlands.”

Harry’s daughter, Andy, is signed to Louis’ girl band. Her path to success is marked by competition, chaos, and for Harry, a love affair. FAMOUS/NOT FAMOUS, SINGLE PARENT! HARRY

Just Ask Me To by TellMeThisIsNotLove (120k)

“You’re telling the truth,” Louis whispers.

“Of course I’m telling the truth!” Harry doesn’t even care that he sounds exasperated.

“Oh my god.” Louis grabs the wall behind him as if looking for support. His body slides down against it until he’s sitting crouched on the floor.

He mumbles something but Harry can’t really figure out what it is. He crouches down, and looks desperately at the breaking boy in front of him.

“You’re telling the truth,” Louis whispers. “You were not supposed to–”

“I was not supposed to do what? Tell me please,” Harry urges, taking Louis’ hands gently in his. CANON COMPLIANT, X-FACTOR ERA, FRIENDS TO LOVERS, ANGST

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So apparently attending high school is canonical for Lup and Taako but I hold the “traveling orphan twins” idea near and dear to my heart, so a compromise: Taako and Lup went to every high school that was within walking distance of whatever caravan they were with. They acted like they were absolutely supposed to be there and had been all year and people just went with it. Multiple Home Ec teachers were reduced to tears either from humiliation or tasting the wonder that was the twins’ cooking. Lup set so many science labs on fire. They didn’t make many friends, but plenty of their classmates regarded them with awe: there one day making chaos, gone the next, without anyone actually knowing who they were.

When they felt like they knew everything they needed to about a subject, they asked to test out of it and brought that paperwork to the next school. Eventually they tested out of every class and graduated by default (which sounded really impressive to the universities they applied to).

When the IPRE press conference happens, thousands of people have the vague thought of “didn’t I go to high school with a couple of those people?”

random things my fragile bi heart gets really emotional about: axton the commando, and the treatment of his sexuality in the game. just hear me out for a second.

like, for all intents and purposes axton is pretty much the most stereotypical video game character ever— a ruggedly handsome, confident-bordering-on-cocky, square-jawed white guy with a crew cut, a couple carefully placed facial scars, and a military career that’s probably just a bit too illustrious for his age.

but then he’s also canonically bisexual!! and not even on purpose originally, but because of a glitch that made him flirt with everyone instead of just the attractive female character the line was intended for.

and when fans saw this and were like, ‘oh this must mean axton’s supposed to be bi! awesome,’ the writers, instead of 1. freaking out and trying to quash those headcanons or 2. turning the situation into a gross queerbaiting mess (which seem to be the two things that happen most often), were like ‘oh, yeah, looks like axton is bi. let’s add some dialogue to the dlc that confirms this and make it irrefutably canon.’

and that was that. like, there was no uncharacteristically dramatic and emotional coming-out scene. no awkward forced romantic subplot with a male character to ‘prove’ he’s really bi. just a couple stupid and perfectly in-character lines about having dated lots of ‘people’ instead of specifically women and that quip about ‘guns and women… and sometimes dudes.’

and i just want to throw those moments in the face of every writer who’s ever claimed that it would be too hard to make a character bi, or that they can’t do it because it wasn’t the original intent of the character. all it took was two lines of dialogue for the bl2 team to confirm what players had already picked up on. it’s literally that easy and i’m just really tired of excuses for why characters ~can’t~ be bi!!!

Here’s the thing about the new canon.

Essentially they want us to watch the Original Trilogy, completely invested in the fact that our heroes will triumph, and then they want us to watch The Force Awakens and just be totally OK with the fact that everything we were just presented with over the course of three films is out the window.

They want Star Wars fans to spend several hours watching Han and Leia’s love story, watching them fight for each other, overcome personal obstacles to be together, make incredible sacrifices for each other–they want us to spend ESB and ROTJ rooting for them, want us to watch Han hold her close as they both smile at the end of the trilogy, want us to be happy and hopeful and thrilled that their true love has made it through–and then they want us to watch TFA and see that their marriage failed, and they want us to accept it.

They want us to get invested in our heroes–in Han and Luke and Leia–and desperately hope that they all make it through. They want us to be invested in their personal allegiances to one another to the point that we KNOW that Han will come back at the battle of Yavin for Luke and Leia, we KNOW that he’ll go out into freezing conditions to rescue Luke, we KNOW that he’ll run into Echo Base to rescue Leia on Hoth, we KNOW that Luke will ignore his Jedi Masters and abandon his training to go rescue Leia and Han on Bespin, we KNOW that Leia will risk her safety to go back for Luke at Cloud City, we KNOW that Luke and Leia will leave the rebellion and put themselves at risk to rescue Han, WE KNOW WE KNOW WE KNOW. The new canon wants us to sit there KNOWING ALL THESE THINGS, knowing that they are the most important damn things in the galaxy to one another, knowing that they’re family and that they love each other. They want us to know it and be invested in it and root for it–root for the strength of that bond and that loyalty and root for them all to make it through together–for all of them to triumph together. And they do!

And then TFA wants us to COMPLETELY CHANGE OUR MINDS and accept that all of that is destroyed. That bond is broken. Luke has abandoned his friends for some reason. Han has left Leia. Leia is all alone. And not only has that crucial bond just been cast aside, but their triumphs have all been undone. Empire defeated?? Welcome to Empire 2.0!!! Death Stars destroyed??? Welcome to Death Star 3.0!!!! Vader redeemed???? Welcome to Vader 2.0, and even worse, he’s your own damn son/nephew AND he kills Han!!!!!! It just takes their victory and deconstructs every single piece of it, and the only possible way that that maybe could have been tolerable would have been if AT LEAST they were still together, still true to the loyalty we knew, unstoppable and united no matter what new dangers they face, and they’re NOT. The Original Trio, the most beloved and iconic characters of all time, are just completely leveled to NOTHING. Fractured and broken up and reduced to these miserable un-versions of themselves. And the new canon wants you, as a Star Wars fan to accept this, because “Don’t worry!! We have these three shiny NEW heroes for you!!!! They’ll get a happy ending for sure!!!!” But??? What??? I don’t give a shit about their ending, what about the ending we were already supposed to have had???? The one you made me hope for for three damn movies??? The one I was lead to believe was true???? What about that ending??????

No, they decided that they were going to go back thirty years after the fact and change it.

But wait, you say, how did this happen??? How could these people at Lucasfilm who were claiming to “protect” Star Wars destroy Luke and Leia and Han like that?? How could they write a Han Solo who abandons Leia to do all the fighting all alone when there’s a fascist regime routinely trying to kill her and their son is a part of it and her brother has vanished without a trace??? How could they write a Luke who’s evidently turned his back on the galaxy–on the FAMILY–that needs him??? How could they have DESTROYED LEIA’S WHOLE LIFE????? ALL of their lives???? And for seemingly no reason!!!! They could have easily written a movie to introduce the new characters and create conflict without dismantling every single thing about our beloved trio and their dynamic. But they didn’t. They slaughtered them.

And then you listen to these people speak. And they start saying things like Leia clearly could never have been an attentive mother because she was too preoccupied with politics and her career. Han could never have been happy settling down and committing to something–not even his family–so OBVIOUSLY he left and he’s smuggling again. Han and Leia were too incompatible and could never have worked. Luke is off in EXILE because AREN’T ALL JEDI MASTERS SUPPOSED TO BE IN EXILE???????????

And you’re just. You’re floored. You’re blown away. It’s like those people didn’t even fucking WATCH Star Wars. Did they completely miss the fact that Leia’s character arc is about learning to care about things that aren’t the rebellion, and learning to rely on people–not just herself???? Did they not see how much she’s already lost–LITERALLY HER ENTIRE WORLD–and how much she had to suffer before she finally got something that was hers again? Did they not see the hell she had to go through to get it???? Did they really think she would throw that away after all that–did they think that LEIA of all people couldn’t have balanced a career and a family????

Were they just twiddling their thumbs when HAN SOLO’S ENTIRE FREAKING STORY IS ABOUT REALIZING THAT HE’S NOT A SMUGGLER, NOT SELFISH, NOT THAT MAN ANYMORE–MAYBE NEVER REALLY WAS THAT MAN. LEARNING TO COMMIT–TO STAY WITH LEIA AND LUKE AND THE REBELS AND SACRIFICE HIMSELF IF NEED BE????? HIS ENTIRE GROWTH AS A CHARACTER WAS AWAY FROM SELFISHNESS AND FLIGHTINESS. HE BECAME A STEADFAST, BRAVE, DEPENDABLE MAN COMMITTED TO HIS FRIENDS AND HIS LOVE AND THE CAUSE. HOW DID THEY WATCH THOSE FILMS AND SAY “WELL HAN COULD NEVER SETTLE DOWN.”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did they not notice that Luke’s DEFINING characteristic throughout the original trilogy is his loyalty to his loved ones??? His utter refusal to let harm come to them–to give up on them?? His refusal to abandon them???? And then they want us to believe that he… abandoned them?????

So essentially the thing about the new canon is that people who don’t understand Star Wars are suddenly in charge of Star Wars, and they go back and ignore the characterization of three entire films and present us with material that is entirely contradictory of the original trilogy, and then they don’t understand why people have reacted negatively. 

And then of course you get fans screaming about how it’s REALISTIC this way.

When the fuck did you get the idea that Star Wars is supposed to be realistic??????? Star Wars is NOT about realism. It’s a Space Fairytale. An epic saga. It’s not supposed to be Game of Thrones grimdark jam in the tragedy. It was never like that for forty years. It was never presented that way. George Lucas was ADAMANT in making this point. And that’s why it resonated with so many people–that’s why it was such a success. Because it was uplifting. It was inspiring. It touched that part of our hearts where those fairytales live–where it’s possible for our heroes to go up against the forces of evil and WIN and have a happy ending. That’s why they gave Luke and Leia and Han the happy fucking ending!!!!

And the thing with the new canon is that they don’t care. They don’t care about “protecting Star Wars.” They don’t care about what Star Wars stands for. They don’t care about what George Lucas created. They care about money. They don’t want you to be invested in Han and Luke and Leia anymore. They want you to care about Finn and Rey and Poe, and apparently no one at Lucasfilm understood that they didn’t have to destroy the old characters to get people to like the new ones.

And for the record, just because the people delivering this truly appalling “new canon” horrorshow AU are Disney and Lucasfilm does NOT mean that I have to accept it all as true. They don’t understand Star Wars, they don’t care about it, they’re not its original creator, and I don’t have to accept a single thing they say.

That’s the thing about the new canon.