List all the things you’re currently working on in as mucho or little detail as you’d like, then tag some friends to see what they’re working on: writing, art, gifsets, whatever.
I was tagged by @sprinkleofhappinessuniverse Thank you so much, dearie! You know how much I enjoy doing these things. Sorry for taking so long! Also, I read yours and I so look forward to reading what’s coming!!!
Anyway, let’s begin.
This week I was too absent for my own good, even after saying I wouldn’t be. Therefore, I will list the up-coming works (and maybe post them right after).
For this week I have a Castiel x reader, in which Castiel tries to imitate de pizza man. Lots of smut, BTW!
I also have one in honour of the announcement of Wayward Sisters. In this one, Sam and Dean are abducted, and so Jody goes to look for them BUT not alone. Our beloved Donna, Badass Mary and Queen Witch Rowena will be by her side. What about Claire and Alex? Easy, an angel and a demon will have to double as babysitters.
I also realized I was late for Mama’s Angsty Challenge, so I may post mine which is an angsty fic based on Sister Christian, by Night Ranger.
I am working on a fic based on “If I Could Fly” by One Direction. ;) ;) ;)
Mad Love part 4 is coming, although I still need to adjust a few details, so it - in fact - goes to the “working on” list. Maybe, just maybe, there will be an awkward family dinner.
I am also working on a fic in which reader and Sherlock are married, but reader is one of the suspects in Sherlock’s case. The poor detective will try to find a way to understand what links her to the case, a way to save her.
A smutty one where Sherlock is trying to get off on Reader, kind of like an AU since Reader is the ultra smart one in this one (but Sherlock stays being the same so…) and maybe a bit of competition to solve a rubix cube.
After the war, Draco Malfoy looks for Reader, his half-blood girlfriend, who is a tattoo artist and asks her to cover up his Dark Mark. Lots of fluff and sad Draco.
Another one, a Draco x Reader (And then a Dramione version) where she shows Draco lots of muggle things after the war to calm him down. It may get mixed with the past one.
I will count this as Harry Potter becaaaaause there is an AU where Sherlock is a Ravenclaw and the person that asked for it and I are awfully excited about this one.
One with Cumbers, where she’s one of the directors of Sherlock, and so they hang out in set and confess their feelings. So fluffy it hurts my soul.
Another one with Ben, an AU where they are both in high school and he is a bad boy and they get detention and they kill time with a heated makeout session.
And ANOTHER fluffy one, where Ben takes Reader to watch Beauty and the Beast and it gets very very fluffy when they get back home.
So this is basically it. I may post the Pizza Man one and the first one with Ben today so stay tuned. I can’t promise dates for the rest, but maybe between this week and the next one. ;)
You always have neat things to say, so I have a question for you. In the upcoming crossover trailer, Mick mentions to Kara that he burned his family alive. This sort of surprised me, because I don’t think that is necessarily information Mick would casually share–especially to someone he just met. I don’t even think the original Legends team knew (besides Len and maybe Rip) before the Pilgrim, so why the sudden sharing of backstory?
My personal opinion is that Mick’s trying to put her off. Kara comes across as someone who blatantly likes to help and bond with anyone she comes across, and because Mick is not sure he deserves that help he tries to push her away with the ugliest bits about him. He needs to be undesirable, unforgiven. He’s still grieving; he doesn’t want anyone having touchy-feely moments with him or getting too close, so he adds familicide to his “animal/IQ of meat” front so people will leave him the fuck alone.
What do you think?
I mostly agree with you, though I don’t think it’s coming purely from a place of self-loathing because he needs to remain unforgiven (in his own mind). I think it’s more that he keeps others away, at arm’s length, for fear that they will confirm all of his most negative thoughts and feelings about himself if he lets them in. By keeping the angry front, the ‘deliberately being an ass’ behavior I’ve talked about, at the forefront, it means that if people don’t like him or don’t respect him and his intellect, it’s because of that, and not because of the parts of himself he actually feels vulnerable about. For instance, it’s one thing to have your intellect insulted when you’re playing dumb, and totally another to have it insulted when you’re trying your hardest to be smart, or thought you had done something clever.
So him telling Kara about his past seems to me to come from that place: having to keep her away because like you said, she’s warm and sweet and wants to see the best in people and reach out to them, and that would make Mick feel quite vulnerable (especially because he might unconsciously think: what if she sees the best in everyone else but still hates me? what would that say about me?). Finding bigger tools with which to push her away (e.g., mentioning the familicide) makes sense in that lens then. “She’ll hate me for that” and he’s safe again, from letting people in, and the vulnerability that comes along with it.
Beyond that, a slightly less in-depth reading is just that, like you said, no one knew before (except Len), but now everyone he works with does, thanks to The Pilgrim. The secret’s out. And he might want to be the person to tell his own secrets before anyone else can tell it behind his back. Putting it front and center because he knows he can’t hide from it anymore, so it adds it to his arsenal and armor instead.
And finally, I think we also need to consider the impact that seeing his younger self had on him. Technically, a stay at that house with Rip’s foster mom has been added to his past now, right? Even if he was returned to the same moment in time from which he left so his absence wasn’t noticed, he should still have gained that memory at some point (same with teen!Sara actually). Hearing from his older self might have impacted how he ultimately coped with it.
Alternately, if that’s not the case (because Legends and continuity are not friends so maybe we shouldn’t assume he’d remember his stay at that place), he still talked to his younger self. Mick’s had that event as a memory, something he did. Now he got to see it as something this young teenager did. Still him, but the contrast between him now and him at that age is stark. He can see that he was just a scared boy who didn’t mean to do it, who has all these walls up. He’s been confronted with that reality, and now that he has, it might mean that he’s being more open about what happened. It was a mistake, and though I’m sure he’ll always blame himself for it, he can recognize that it was an accident, in a way he might not have let himself before seeing that young scared kid.
How come nobody ever talks about this scene? Because this is seriously one of the most underrated scenes in the trilogy. Throughout this entire scene I love how calm and collected Tauriel is. Despite the fact that there’s a fire-breathing dragon outside, she manages to stay in control of the situation. Granted she’s scared but it’s legitimate and she’s making sure it doesn’t show through.
The best aspect, however, is that her first instinct wasn’t to fawn over Kili or to put him over everyone else, but to immediately tend to Tilda and Sigrid. Look closely at the first gif, she goes for Tilda’s doll and brings it to her, leaving Fili to tend to his little brother. She makes sure the two former siblings have everything they need and that Sigrid makes sure Tilda has a coat to keep her warm, all while Bain watches.
She then tells Bain that even if they did stay, they’d be dead before Bard even got to them. She knows that they care for their father and want him to be there, but knows that they’ll die and since he’s not there, it’s up to her to protect not just the dwarves and the man she loves, but them too. It’s her responsibility now and she has to make sure she follows it and get’s them to safety.
Also something I never noticed till I started making this gifset: pay attention to the third gif. The way Tilda looks at Tauriel is a lot like how a child looks to it’s mother. I like to imagine that if she were still alive, Bard’s wife would be doing the same thing Tauriel is doing. It is actually kind of sad when you think about it.
Sorry if this went on a bit long but I did want to discuss why I think this scene is superb and that it speaks volumes about her character. She isn’t just there to be the love interest. This one simple act of compassion and kindness towards a family she doesn’t even know says a lot about her.
Also fantastic direction by Peter Jackson and beautiful colors by Andrew Lesnie.