First, thank you for asking. This is something I feel is important!
Second, to those who wonder where this question came from, a while back, I reblogged this, and added the comment about squicks not being the same as triggers.
So what, you ask, is a squick?
A squick is an old fandom term for something that makes you supremely uncomfortable and you absolutely do not want to read it. It can be a trope, a ship, a concept, or just an event that happens within a fic or in canon. For me, abused animals are a definite squick. I don’t like it, and will generally avoid reading any graphic descriptions of such. (That includes tumblr gif sets and such too, people! Tag that shit, will you? Even if it has a happy ending.) Another deep, deep squick of mine is infant age play. Don’t like it, don’t get it, don’t want to think about it.
Now, neither of these things are dangerous to my mental or emotional state. I have never experienced either in my life, and they do not bring about any sort of PTSD, dissociation, or spiral of depression, anxiety, etc. They are simply things I prefer not to think about in my daily life, or read about in my escapist hobbies. Therefore, theyare not triggers. Triggers are very real, very bad things for some people, and to label things we choose not to read because we find it disturbing or gross or weird is to diminish the very real danger of actual triggers.
I love the term squick. It perfectly describes the concept without assigning any negativity to the thing you dislike, or to people who do like the thing you dislike. It is something you personally do not care for and wish to avoid, simple as that.
Yagan (indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego) — “The wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.” (Altalang.com)
Okay, so I see that we get a lot of Daddy Keith appreciation from the Voltron family (which I love)...but can we also get a Daddy Shiro appreciation day or something? I feel like he deserve one. Where Keith and the kids go all out for him and for once let him take as many pictures he want without them complaining. Thank you for doing this whole Voltron family au, I love reading them almost every day.
[The Voltron Family] Shiro was in the kitchen making his tea when Keith came down to wrap his arms around Shiro’s tummy, kissing the back of his neck and then his cheek.
Shiro: *turns to keith to give him a proper kiss* Good morning. *smiles* Keith: Hmmmm. Good morning indeed. Shiro: *hands Keith a cup* Tea. Keith: You’re too good to me. Thank you. *takes his cup* *pulls Shiro towards him* *kisses* However, I’d like you, Mr. Nice Guy, to just sit down. *pushes Shiro to the stool by the breakfast table* Shiro: *takes a seat* *grins* And what will you do, Mr. Bad Guy? Keith: *snorts at the nickname* I’ll make you breakfast because it’s Daddy Shiro Appreciation Day. Shiro: *blinks in confusion* What?
As if on cue, Hunk, Lance and Pidge entered the kitchen wearing their pyjamas. One by one they passed by Keith who gave them their little aprons to wear that had “Shiro’s Angels” in front and Shiro couldn’t help but chuckle to himself at how adorable it was. Then he noticed that Keith wore the same apron and honestly, Shiro was just endeared. They were his angels.
Pidge: Daddy Shiro, what would you like to eat for breakfast? Shiro: Just anything, sweetheart. I could just eat you! So cute! *squishes Pidge’s cheeks* Pidge: That’s cannibalism, Daddy Shiro. *pouts*
Shiro watched them cook their big breakfast and he offered to help but Lance kept pushing him back to his seat so he could “leave it to the chefs.” It was such a good breakfast that Shiro felt like his family wanted him to burst.
Shiro: So what’s this Daddy Shiro Appreciation Day? How come I wasn’t informed of this date? Hunk: Because it’s supposed to be a surprise! Shiro: You got me there, poppet. *finger guns at Hunk* Lance: *drinks his milk* It’s Make Daddy Shiro’s Wish Come True Day at first but Daddy Keith said it was too long. Keith: *drinks tea* Because it is. Same banana though. Shiro: Is it really? I can ask for anything? Lance: Yeah! *frowns* Well, maybe not all. I don’t have money to buy you the moon or the stars, Daddy Shiro. And I know you love stars. I only have *counts with his fingers* *looks at Keith for help* Keith: 50 cents. Lance: *looks back to Shiro* 50 cents! I don’t think stars cost 50 cents. Hunk: They probably cost like two dollars. *nods* That’s… a lot of money. Pidge: Stars don’t cost two dollars, Hunk. *rolls eyes* I heard from Gretchen they were five dollars—each. Hunk: *gasps* *covers mouth with his hand* That’s so much money. Lance: *frowns even more* I don’t have enough money then. Shiro: *chuckles fondly at his kids* It’s alright. I don’t want the stars. I do have a request though. Can I make a request? Three kids: YES. Anything! *nods*
That was how Keith and the kids found themselves wearing blue and white sailor outfits outside by the pool. Shiro was wearing a white captain uniform and he was beaming, a camera around his neck.
Keith: This wasn’t what I expected. *adjusts his outfit* Shiro: Awww, you guys said I could request anything! Keith: And you had these outfits ready for some reason? *raises eyebrow* Shiro: I just knew this day would come. *wipes fake tears dramatically* Keith: *smiles while shaking his head* *bents down to fix Pidge’s hair* Don’t move too much, baby girl. Shiro: *bents down to fix Lance’s outfit* You look so dashing, buddy. Lance: *beams* Heard that Hunk! I’m dashing! Hunk: *chuckles* *squeezes Lance’s hand* Of course you are. Shiro: Alright, places, family. Places.
For once, they didn’t stop Shiro from taking way too much photos than necessary. They had solos, pairs, trios, etc—all combos! And of course there were photos with the Captain Shiro wooing his Admiral Keith and the kids wouldn’t stop giggling.
When they got back inside to eat snacks, Shiro was looking at the photos he had taken and he couldn’t stop grinning.
Keith: You okay? *places hand on Shiro’s shoulder* Shiro: *looks up* Yeah. *takes Keith’s hand and kisses it* Thank you for this. Keith: *smiles* It was the kids’ idea. Well, mine initially but don’t tell them I told you that. They like taking all the credit. Selfish kids. *rolls eyes in amusement* Shiro: You four are so wonderful. *chuckles* *looks at his camera* I think I just found us another family portrait.
Next week when Keith came home, by the living room was the new family portrait hanged along with the rest. It was the photo that had Lance sticking his tongue out at Keith who also did the same, arms crossed. Hunk was their mediator, both hands in front looking panicked. Pidge was being carried by Shiro who was pointing at Keith, Lance and Hunk while laughing so hard. And Shiro… Shiro with his eyes closed, one hand on his forehead looking so done.
It was taken when the timer was too early.
Keith was so in love with the photo. It described their family perfectly.
Just finished reading Eisuke and Soryu’s proposal stories again and while wishing their wedding stories will come out this just came to mind. It’s a good thing the guys in KBTBB are loaded with 💰 (so their brides wouldn’t have to worry about a budget, especially for Eisuke
*Imagines myself as the MC*
For the invitations, something unique, elegant, simple and eye-catching would do. A customized acrylic glass box and embossed with calligraphy will do the trick. Inside are the invitations with either a small bottle of champagne or a Swarovski crystal figure with Eisuke and MC’s initials as the logo and a satin bow wrapped around the invitation.
For the wedding venue, I definitely imagine them having a church wedding.
The Interiors of the church would be decorated with flowers and lined with trees. For Eisuke and MC, I feel that they will have an enchanted white forest theme for their wedding, so that it will stand out and be memorable.
Engagement and Wedding Rings💍
MC’s engagement ring will definitely be unique but classic and timeless, this is Eisuke Ichinomiya we’re talking about. I imagine MC’s ring to be a classic Harry Winston emerald cut 3-stone diamond ring with tapered baguette cut diamonds at the sides; the emerald cut center stone diamond is definitely colorless, flawless and high in clarity. And in true Eisuke fashion, the ring will be no less than 7 carats.💎
*In Eisuke’s Season 3 top secret document, it was mentioned that the diamond ring is 24 carats, but I feel like that is too big for MC to wear every day as she goes through life, so I toned it down.
For the wedding rings I went with a round brilliant single diamond platinum wedding band. The MC will definitely want to have matching wedding rings with Eisuke.😁
*I inserted lyrics from the song “Forevermore” sung by the Filipino pop band Side A and covered by David Archuleta on American Idol in the picture as I feel that it perfectly describes Eisuke and MC’s relationship and their love for each other. I also think it’s perfect as her entrance music.
The entrance to the wedding reception will be immaculate and breathtaking. A surefire way to bewilder the guests, an impeccably idyllic entryway. Filled with luscious trees and a pristine installed bridge as guests enter the ballroom, transported to a dreamy, ethereal, garden-like wonderland.✨
So I want to talk about the credit song a bit more. Armed and Ready is such an amazing song. Since the end of volume 3, most of us wanted Yang to talk about her feelings. About what happened at Beacon, about everyone leaving her, about feeling powerless etc. However, she never did. Yang was never the type to burden others with her pain, she was always the one who smiled through the pain first. So as much as I wanted Yang to talk about everything, I didn’t think she would.
But then this song came. “Armed and Ready” is literally Yang screaming all her feelings, pain, anger and even her love for the people she cares for. It is the perfect Yang song. For example, she is determined to get revenge from Adam, and she is confident that she will do it. That part, her determination etc. is amazingly badass.
But there are also emotional parts where she talks about her trauma, ptsd, her desire to find and protect her sister and her desire to find her friends… It describes her recovery phase perfectly, even better than the entirety of volume 4 did. She went through all the pain, but now she is back, stronger and more confident than ever, and she is ready to right everything that is wrong.
I love this song because it perfectly describes why I love Yang so much. Such an amazing song for such an amazing character. Thank you for this RT.