this is hilarious to me because i've actually been in this situation

avenire  asked:

I've just seen your post about Jumin and Seven behaviour and I have to ask : why the dark chocolate ending is a bad thing? I never thought through that since I just chosen my way by having the light hearted one, how do you analyse it? I'm interested.

I think the white chocolate ending is the one you’re meant to get, at least insofar as truly loving and appreciating who Saeyoung really is as opposed the various masks that he wears to hide himself. That’s the biggest hurdle when it comes to getting his best ending in his route: whether you appreciate the real Saeyoung and can see passed the goofy hacker, the possessive agent, and just see him for who he is and love him regardless, or if he appeals to a part of you that wants Saeyoung to be whatever you want him to be, because not only is he capable of being whoever you want, he will willingly do it if it will make you happy. While that’s a nice…sentiment, that’s ultimately unhealthy for him, considering he’s been pretending for a very long time.

That willingness to change himself and be someone else is what I’m referring to as being a bad thing in his dark chocolate ending. There is an argument to be made that he’s comfortable taking those on and off by that point in the relationship, and I acknowledge that possibility, but I think it’s foolish to not consider the message that could be sending to Saeyoung: That MC wants someone other than him as he is, or would prefer a different version of him that’s tailored to her desires rather than his true, honest self.

I mean, there’s a reason that there was a brief but pretty well circulated theory when the DLC came out that the Saeyoung in this ending was actually Saeran because of how he spoke and what he said (and his conspicuously absent glasses in that CG.) That’s how different he feels, so to me, the MC discussing Saeyoung like she knew him to everyone and talking about him wanting to be more possessive, discussing qualities she’d want to be different that pertain to him is a very toxic message to send to someone who already continues to struggle with self-esteem and acceptance. MC projecting herself on to Saeyoung is exactly what leads to his bad ending where he MC convinces him that Saeran is better off without him and they both abandon the RFA to live a shell of a life somewhere far away. I mean damn Jumin pretty explicitly warns you against this kind of thing in the DLC itself (or foreshadows, however you want to take it.)

Jumin has always maintained this stance regardless of whether you’re on Saeyoung’s route or otherwise (even though he has a hilariously hard time sticking by his own words himself) and it’s particularly necessary to repeat in this sort of situation. And, not for nothing, but Saeyoung’s pretty clear in the white chocolate ending about how happy he is that you think how you do too:

The white chocolate ending represents the MC wanting to give to Saeyoung and wanting to provide for him and appreciate him as he is, secrets and all. The dark chocolate ending is about the MC expressing what she wants to change in the relationship and the opinion that she knows everything there is about him with an implication that she wants something else. No where in the dark chocolate ending does he express being happy; only that he loves her and how he wants to see how she will behave. He’s fulfilling a fantasy for her, and that isn’t bad in and of itself, but I don’t like the precedent that it sets for him.

i-rant-for-pleasure  asked:

Do you mind if I ask what's this anime you're talking about? Because so far from you you've blogged about I'm digging the lack of fanservice and moe face!

Hmm…. it depends on what you perceive as “the moe face” because that term is so nebulous and up to personal interpretation, unfortunately. I tend to define it as “characters looking much younger than their actual age, with typical anime style of drawing” not characters that are just as young as they’re drawn thus the designs are simply “cute” not “moe”. :v


In this case, I’m pretty sure you could enjoy:

LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA

It’s a very lighthearted show about a school for witches, that’s sure to give u a Harry Potter childhood nostalgia ;D. It actually feels exactly like a cross between this and Ghibli movies = cute, super cool action and absolutely no fanservice. Also female protagonists because that’s …. an all-girls school. The animation is so beautiful u want to eat it and the show is very funny but can be pretty emotional at times as well!

Addition: If you love Mabel Pines - you’ll love Akko - the main character, as well!! 


MOB PSYCHO 100

There’s also Mob Psycho 100 which… hmm I personally wouldn’t say qualifies as “cute” at all, unless some specific scene calls for it (mostly as a joke lmao). 

Extremely good animation - seconded! It’s not only insanely fluid but also uses SUCH UNIQUE TECHNIQUES, Yes you’re gonna see full sequences made via paint on glass or charcoal, pencil etc. This is… kinda an action show but it’s ABOUT action, it’s central theme is kindness. However unlike in other shows with the same theme it doesn’t feel forced. It’s so natural and all characters are so real and you’ll end up loving them all! This show’s not only super hilarious but it brought me to tears more than once… I’ve never seen anything so accurately showcasing character’s emotions through just the visuals.

So yea it basically has it all: almost no romance, amazing plot, animation and characters, humor!

Additional bonus if you’re a Gravity Falls fan: it has a conman character with a hidden heart of gold that actually cares about the main character that’s a middle school kid = so if u love Stan, you will love him! :D


SHIROBAKO

Well, I’ve already talked about why this show is great [HERE]!


PARANOIA AGENT

Then there’s a show that’s pretty heavy and entirely psychological, meant for the mature audience. - and yes there’s no fanservice here either. If u dig diving into twisted mysteries that make you question what’s real and what’s a figment of the character’s tortured psyche’s - Paranoia Agent is the show for you.

^^^ extremely creepy in context/paired up with the soundtrack = the intro is characters laughing in dangerous/deadly situations… the song is sickeningly joyous… you see nuclear bomb exploding, flood, war… and they laugh

It deals with so many kinds of mental illness or very serious horrible situations life puts us in, that make us feel trapped, absolutely lost. It can get VERY visually abstract and this gets more prominent as the show goes on so I won’t post any screencaps of this to not to spoil too much. 

The best thing is that despite dealing with very dark matters… the show does allow the viewer to draw some positive lessons from it. So you won’t just feel crushed after all that heavy stuff going on, more like… enlightened, emotional and utterly fascinated. I think it’s most helpful for someone with suicidal thoughts.


I’m yet to see enough anime to make a comprehensive list of those “safe to watch”. I realize there are way more out there but I’ve decided to only talk about those I’ve seen personally. 

But in general other movies made by Satoshi Kon (who made Paranoia Agent) are just like that show so go watch them too! Just as all of the Studio Ghibli movies are very fun, beautifully made, devoid of “moe face” and esp fanservice since this company is kinda like the Japanese Disney = keeps stuff kid friendly (but still some of the movies really do deal with heavy real-life matters like war or destruction of the environment! so it still stays very intellectually satisfying). 


Other shows to consider

Terror in Resonance: The designs are one foot in the moe and one in a more grounded style so it’s for you to decide if this sits right with you. There’s not really any fanservice except one scene where a female characters simply takes a bath, it’s not sexualized… but u can see the boobs so… yeaa be vary of that. But overall it’s a fast-paced mystery-driven show about serious matters such as terrorism, childhood trauma, how WWII affected the Japanese society and so on… Plus it has really really unique and great soundtrack! It ranges from fast-paced jazz to stuff resembling Sigur Ros… (and I love this character on the right so much > . <)


Hyouka

This is, a very chill show about a group of friends hanging out and solving small mysteries in their school and outside of it. The mysteries aren’t that important but still they got this kind-of Sherlockian vibe? (later on those books are referenced just as Christie’s). The mysteries are fun but most of all it’s about watching these high schoolers grow as people. I mean that’s not the most ambitious premise but trust me, this is incredibly pleasant to watch, it always made me feel so relaxed, at ease. It’d say it’s quite beautiful! And yeah the design is meant to be cute and typical “anime style” but, uh, characters look their age (I suppose) so in my opinion that’s not moe.

One could argue they got just one “fanservice episode” but I personally disagree - I mean if just simply showing characters going to a swimming pool and one wearing bikini… and the guy who has a crush on her getting subtly flustered at her getting close is fanservice??? then probably all of the healthy romance is. Idk to me it wasn’t over the top but very natual and tasteful. Plus this show isn’t romance focused - rather is centred strongly around friendship and opening to others.


Madoka Magica??? 

I’ve started this show recently, I’m 6 episodes in and so far there’s been no fanservice and I wouldn’t say the style is the typical “moe”(… but it kinda is… it’s complicated: character design is moe but how they are handled isn’t), esp if u take a look at how original the environment where the battles take place looks! 

Beware though - it can get pretty bloody and the show spirals into darkness further and further as it proceeds… straying continuously from the usual cutesy “magical girl anime” tone (=it’s not afraid to brutally kill off its characters)

anonymous asked:

Hey! So I've been reading your older asks and you mentioned that US and SF Sans would propose pretty early in their relationship. That got me thinking: how long do you think the skelebros would have to be in a relationship with their s/o before they started considering proposal? (assuming the relationship goes well) UT, UF, US, and SF please.

UT!Sans: For him its kind of dependent on the person but definitely not right away. He doesn’t really rush into anything. Not to mention the reset situation makes him pretty hesitant to get other people’s lives involved. Getting married is a big risk, potentially having kids even more so, because at any moment it could all be taken away. Leaving that factor out, though, within two or three years he’ll probably have figured out if he could ever see himself marrying you. If the answer is no, doesn’t mean he’ll break up with you, just means he probably won’t propose. In the end he’ll let it develop at its own pace.  Where it goes is where it goes.

UT!Papyrus: May seem odd to have a checklist for a relationship, but he kind of does. Based on every movie, book, and TV show he’s ever consumed he’s formed a timeline of relationship milestones you have to hit before he can consider proposing. Obviously, this’ll have to adjust as he goes (especially since you’re not likely to ever get temporary amnesia or be revealed to have an evil twin). He decides faaaiiirly quickly, I think. Maybe a year. He proposes almost immediately after he’s decided. He likes to be sure of himself but once he’s committed he never goes by halves.

Although on the rare occasions when he’s drunk he has been known to propose to random strangers….but that’s a story for another day.

UF!Sans It takes him years. Like, it would almost be better if you just assume its never going to happen. First there’s about fifteen layers of emotional walls that he’s going to have to overcome to get in a relationship in a first place. After that there’s the issue of getting him to take the relationship seriously and actually let himself get invested in it. Then there’s his insecurities, anxieties, resisitance to promise making…..yeah, if you want that ring you’ve got to be in it for the long haul. Even once he finally gets the idea of marrying anybody to sit comfortably in his stomach (he wants to so bad, but the idea that its something he could actually go through with takes about as well as cats to water), it takes him even longer to work up the nerve to ask you. He’s convinced you’re going to turn him down. That he’s going to ruin whatever good thing you’ve got by taking it to a place where you’re not comfortable going. 

Be patient with him. Honestly he’s still a little weirded out that he’s past the one night stand phase.

UF!Papyrus: Figuring out that he wants to propose is the easy part. The way he’s wired Edge doesn’t ask you out unless he’s pretty sure he could see you two getting married. Six months is ample time for him to make the final decision. 

Actually proposing? Well, that’s another matter altogether. 

Honeslty Red just finds the whole thing privately hilarious. His brother, who abhors any kind of procrastination, will take any excuse not to go through with it. Any. Oh, its raining? too bad, outdoor proposals are theo nly way to go so guess he can’t do it tonight. Its too cold, he’s feeling sick, its laundry day….honestly its kind of pathetic up until Undyne gets fed up and sends you a text saying to ask him about  something important he has to say. He’s going to kill her once he can convince himself to leave your side afterwards.

US!Sans Like I said, he proposes fast. Blue trusts his gut feelings. And right now they’re telling him that you two should be together for the rest of your lives. And I mean early. Like, six months max before his first proposal. Given his tendency to date fellow romantics this may not be unsuccessful. If you’re a little more down to earth and hesitate, he’s going to be hurt, but he can get over it. He’s just extremely sure, about himself and you. He’s the kind of guy who believes that no matter what baggage you come with you can grow for each other. So why not settle down fast?

US!Papyrus The actual opposite of his brother. Stretch may never get married. Hell, its hard enough for him to get involved in any kind of long term relationship. Stretch likes novelty, variety, and low stakes. None of these things really work out well for a lengthy  partnership with a person. Commitment’s a hard thing for him to grapple with. Not that its impossibe, but its going to take some significant investment on both sides. But in the end, unless you two are once in a lifetime soulmates, there’s a strong chance that you’ll never end up married. Just continue dating for as long as it lasts.

SF!Sans: He proposes fast too but doesn’t take rejection quite as personally as Blue. In his mind its just a mtter of time before you accept his offer, and he’s perfectly willing to reiterate the offer until you’re ready. I’d be lying if I said early on there isn’t some creepy Pygmalion aspect to this. He sort of believes that after marriage he can mold away any issues in you that pop up. But that falls away pretty fast. In the end, he just wants to be with you. He worries too much that something is going to try and take you from him.  He knows he’s never cared as much for anyone except maybe Papyrus and Alphys before, and it files you immediately under the same fierce protection he provides for both of them.

SF!Papyrus Out of all the lazybones he’s probably the fastest to propose. Mostly because he really can’t believe he has someone like you in his life, not just as a friend or a hookup when you’re both on edge, but a long term partner. Someone who….cares about him. Someone he cares about. There’s no point in his mind to waiting around. He knows he’s never going to feel any more confident in himself no matter how long he waits, and as for the resets….well, he’d rather experience one timeline as your spouse than wait around only to get it taken away anyways. Probably around a year, at most.

Taming The Brat Pt.10

As always I’m a nervous wreck posting this, but what can you do? I’d be surprised if anyone’s even still interested, it’s been so stupidly long since the last time I posted. Fingers crossed it doesn’t disappoint if you are. Also this is another long one, so I apologise in advance if this crashes the app. It’s a problem my scenarios seem to have. Anyways, my rambling aside MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y'ALL (unless of course you don’t celebrate it, in which case, HAPPY SUNDAY!! ^^) I hope you all have an amazing day, filled with endless love and good times ♡

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Genre: Angst/Smut/Nora’s AU
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Warnings: NSFW, 18+ Content, long af, crude af, slight Daddy kink, breath play, D/s relationship, BDSM themes, unnecessary dramatics. 


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If you’d asked me as a child what I thought the concept of normal was supposed to entail, I think the life I would’ve envisioned for myself back then would have been very different to the one I’m living now. The only silver lining I can find is the realisation my best friend is very much right about me, I’ve never much liked the mundane anyway. It was never something I strove for, I just wanted happiness. I suppose I can say I’m at least halfway there, but at the same time, it’s hard to think with such a positive outlook considering the details. I wouldn’t go so far as to sum them up as small, but awkward and misfortunate works pretty bloody well. Especially now.

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Mind in the Game

Sports were never my thing, never, i never understood the hype for sports and i will never understand it, but for some reason everything changed when i saw him there, doing what he loved in the rink. he eats hockey, he breaths hockey and he lives hockey and that’s the way things go for him, hockey is everything for him and that’s all. 

Michael is a complicated person and that was clear for everyone, his mind worked this way 1) hockey 2) hockey 3) friends 4) reputation and at the very last place (around a 16 or a 20) there was me, probably the last of his priorities but still being one of them. Does it bother me? Like hell it does. but again, Michael is a complicated person and can not tell him what to do with his life. 

in three more hours it was about to be our first anniversary since we started dating. i can’t deny how happy i am, he is the guy I've been with for already a year and i am grateful to be with him. The problem comes, i don’t even know if he feels the same. 

i remember clearly when Michael and i started seeing each other, on the exact same day he moved into the neighborhood and found hilarious to sneak in my room to surprise me on school nights. it was just something that happened, he told me he like him, i’ve been liking him since second grade, a hit of luck now lead us to our first year of being together. Now, even though being together is simply wonderful, ever since the day we started to date i still feel anxious about telling someone, it’s been a year of dead silence about my love life and not even telling to my brother about my relationship. 

it was his idea, and of course, i feel bad about it. his explanations still felt soggy for me, i was feeling like i was kind of his dirty little secret, but still i knew it wasn’t fair for me, on one of his countless explanation he mentions his ‘reputation’ to be in game if i speak up about our relationship, and he also mentions how people was going to treat me afterwards, yes, probably 90% of the school population barely know my name, i have one friend around and i belong to the math team, which in my school seems to be the lowest level of all. but honestly, i don’t give a shit, all i want is to for once hug my boyfriend in public, have dates, kiss him whenever i want and not hide like our lives depended on it. 

but today is the day, our one year anniversary, everything will change today. or at least i hope it does. i got everything planned and i am hoping it goes like i want to, but no, the moment i get out of my room i can perceive the first thing that is going wrong today, it pouring rain, and apparently no one is home. 

“Mom!” i yell, but i get no response “Brendon!” i yell again, shouting my brother’s name but all i can hear is silence. 

apparently, they left home earlier, which sometimes was not a surprise but today made things complicated for me because i couldn’t get to school by myself with this weather. The first surprise of the day ruined, it was going to be impossible to get to school and leave my special card to Michael. But it doesn’t matter, there was enough hours in the day to give it to him, but under this circumstances, i seem obligated to do what my best option is, and that is, call him at this time, so he could hopefully give me a ride. 

from the moment i dial his number it doesn’t take him more than three rings to pick up the call which was usual of him. 

“Hello?” i hear his voice at the other side of the line. 

“Good morning bubba” i say smiling a little and maintaining a happy tone even though it was 8 in the morning and i still felt way too tired.

“oh hey!” he says on the same tone “What’s up?” 

“Are you at home?” i ask, hoping to hear a yes from him. 

“No actually i am in front of Luke’s house, i am giving him a ride today” he says awkardly “Why?” 

i sigh “Michael, it’s raining a lot, i really need a ride right now, do you think you could maybe drive the for another 5 minutes and pick me up?” i say innocently. 

he sighs heavily “(Y/n) you know i can’t do that” he groans “Luke is with me” 

my eyes widen “So?” i groan too  “Michael, i am your girlfriend, please i am not asking you to tell everyone in the school we are dating, i am just asking for a simple ride” 

he doesn’t say anything, and i hear noises in the background of his side of the call, a door closes and i hear another person beside him “Hey man!” Michael says “Hold on a second, my mom is ranting me again” he says, his words make my heart ache weirdly and i feel anger come to me. 

“listen, Mom, I can’t drive back, i am with my friend and we are going to get late to school” he says on a harsh tone. 

“Michael” i groan “stop it, Can’t you stop being so selfish for once? it’s just a ride, Michael grow up, no one will say anything”

“I am going to get late for school!” he exclaims and i hear the car moving 

“Me too! i can’t walk there” i say already pretty mad at him 

“Well i am sorry, take a cab” and with that he hangs the call. 


Michael’s denial on picking me up left me no other option than walking to school alone and with an umbrella, this did not go as i wanted, i had no money for a cab or a uber, in fact i did not have money for myself at all, so my only option is to walk under the pouring rain with my tiny umbrella, that does not seem helpful at all since the wind kept pushing all the rain in my direction. Luckily it does not take me long to get to the school, it wasn’t a very long walk but under the rain, it seemed to last forever. 

i am soaking wet from head to toe, and my bag is also dripping wet from it’s insides. It is very hard to walk on the hallways without having someone to turn around on my direction and laugh, i looked like an idiot, and i could do nothing about it. But overall this entire situation i am not even mad about having to walk to school under the rain, oh no, i was mad about a ton of other things that had absolutely nothing to do with it.  

i am so mad, that i don’t even bother about walking past my locker to somehow take some of my wet items off, i just walk through the hallway straight to the room 207, where my first class is supposed to be and where my somehow still ‘boyfriend’ is going to be, like every morning. the moment i step in there as usual no one turns to look at me, but when i walk to the back of the classroom to the corner where most of the people is, they definetly turn aroud, on a normal situation i would be ashamed just by the fact of having more than 8 people looking at me, but i don’t give a shit anymore, with the angriest look i turn my eyes to those esmerald eyes i know so well, and angrily let my wet umbrella fall on top of his desk. 

he looks at me weirdly and then looks at his pals “Em.. What the hell?” 

i shrug and sarcastically respond “Oh nothing, you know, i came here walking because someone didn’t give me a ride” 

he shrugs “and what am i supposed to do?” he laughs and looks around at his friends 

all of them are laughing at me, and i can hear a lot of them murmuring things like ‘what a weirdo’ ‘michael, the nerd is talking to you’ ‘her ass looks great though’ 

“Really? Michael, what is wrong with you?” i groan, i could feel my cheeks heating and my eyes getting watery. 

“I think the question is, what is wrong with you?” he specifies to then give me that look that i knew pretty well, those eyes that begged me to not be mad and follow the lead but i was too mad for that. 

“Michael! For fuck’s sake, are you not going to say anything? are you really going to act dumb about this?” i yell, hit the desk with my hand, making him know how mad i am “It’s our fucking one-year anniversary, you made me walk under the rain, stop being a pussy and speak up!” i say looking at him challenge. 

he acts like the confused victim and mumbles towards his friends “She’s crazy dude” while i stand there waiting for him to say something “What are you even talking to me? do you know who i am?” 

i roll my eyes  “of course i know” i buff and push a chair towards me, carefully stepping on it “and i did not wanted to do this, but you fucking asked for it, EVERYONE CAN I GET YOUR ATTENTION?” i shout on the classroom making everyone turn to me. 

“(Y/n) cut the shit” i hear him mumble and i glare at him. 

“i just wanted to update you guys on the situation” i say paying no attention to Michael at all, who was already getting up from his seat and i could feel how angry he was getting “You all know Michael here, well yeah, he is my ex-boyfriend, it was supposed to be our one-year anniversary, but he didn’t have the balls so say i am was his girlfriends and he didn’t had the balls to give me a ride to school” i laugh like it was funny. 

no one is looking at him now, but when i turn my eyes to him, he is mouthing a ‘ex?’ and i nod, i am done with this and he knows it so damn well. 

“How does that feel?” i say to him and before i finish everyone laughs at the same time. the whole classroom is laughing and pointing towards me, and that is the moment when i feel ashamed, i am giving Michael my beast glare, and he is still looking at me speechless.  

i look around and everyone is still laughing, almost cleaning tears of laughter out of their eyes, and when i get down the chair, i kick it hard, so hard that it hit the wall loudly, everyone is still laughing. When i leave the classroom i am already completely crying. 

i should have known he wouldnt ever say a thing about us 

i should have known this wasnt going to work 

and most importantly, i should have known how ashamed he felt about me.

i am his secret and i will always will be. now in the whole school eyes, i am just a looser. a looser and a liar. 

tygermama  asked:

I keep picturing Steve, de-serumed, still himself, getting into fights and the other Avengers trying to protect him. He's cornered in an alley and Bucky, still confused about who he is and who Steve is, drops out of nowhere, saves Steve's butt & throws him over his shoulder, muttering in Russian. Everyone can hear Steve, through his earpiece, respond to Buck's Russian mutterings. "I thought you didn't speak Russian well" "I don't, but I know the tone and I've had this argument before"

It’s temporary, is what they’re told.

Wanda’s codename might be Scarlet Witch but this is something that is specifically not in her skillset - at least, not yet, according to their SHIELD Magical Consultant. She’ll get there, eventually. 

Magical Consultant.  It’s enough to set Tony’s teeth on edge.  He hates it when people get all mystical on him.  Said Magical Consultant at least had the decency to look sheepish about it.  Also, her nickname was funny enough to alleviate the situation.

“The short answer is that HYDRA didn’t realize that there was a magical component to Erskine’s serum.  It’s ancient and it’s powerful and that’s pretty much why your Captain is still alive, albeit in a bitty form,” Spooky said reassuringly. 

Spooky.  Hilarious, right?

“Awww,” Wanda cooed.  Her brother rolled his eyes heavenwards. 

Steve was slightly bemused at this reaction but was taking it in good grace.  So far. 

Now, the sane, sensible thing to do for a Captain America who’s currently five foot odd, ninety pounds wet, with a set of illnesses that were currently treatable by modern medicine was to relax, stay where he was safe and get cooed over by nearly every female in the new SHIELD and Avengers Initiative -

(Hell, even Maria Hill was not immune! And Darcy pretty much took one look at him and let out a squee that was heard all over the damn Tower.

Fine, Tony felt like squeeing himself.  Shut up.  Cap was adorable, okay?)

and generally wait for the day he could turn back into Super!Cap again.

They had not realized who Steven Grant Rogers really was.

Steve insisted that he take up the search for Bucky Barnes a.k.a. the Russian Winter of Death and Destruction.  See, Tony had this Great List of Enormously Bad Ideas and he ought to know, because he’d patented like 90% of the Top Ten - Stark Industries™, thank you.    But this idea of playing bait for HYDRA, hoping to draw the Winter Soldier out?

Number one.  Tony would like it stated for the record.  Number. Fucking. One.

Also, not Tony’s idea!

So of course HYDRA strikes at a time when the majority of the Avengers’ heavy hitters and fastest members are in California, dealing with actual Godzilla. 

(Yes, really.  Godzilla.  They were going to figure out where the hell it came from later, but their main concern at the moment was to get it out of L.A. and minimize the casualties.)

Also, to be fair, Steve wasn’t exactly trolling for HYDRA on this particular day - he’d just been on a food run, but it was fortunate that he’d put his earpiece on, out of habit. 

Barton was back at the Tower, recovering from an injury.  Sam - whose wings were still under repair from the last battle they had - and Natasha were also there and currently en route to Steve’s location, with a small SHIELD team that included a couple of Director “Hi-Forgot-to-tell-you-I’m-not-Dead” Coulson’s people. 

“Hold tight, Steve, we’re coming,” Natasha tells him. 

“Got nothing better to do, to be honest,” Steve wheezes.  There’s a couple of clangs.  Curses in the background.  “Glad to see they still make trash can lids like they used to.”

“Please tell me you didn’t just use a couple of trash can lids like your shield,” Tony begged, as he zipped and ducked from an angry Godzilla claw. 

“I didn’t just use a couple of trash can lids like my shield,” Steve repeats dutifully.

“Well done, Captain!” Thor booms.  Godzilla lights up with the lightning.  It roars.  But it got hurt all the same.

“God damn it,” Steve says resignedly. 

Language!”  What, like Tony could resist that one?

“Steve, where are you?” Sam asks. 

“Alleyway - somewhere along – “ Steve gets abruptly cut off.

“STEVE!”  Now it’s the entire team yelling.

They can’t believe they all hear the angry growl in the background.  But there’s some terrified screaming and it’s thankfully not Steve Rogers and yep, they all heard, “Holy fucking shit, it’s the Winter Soldier!” and “Why is the trigger not working?”

And then there’s a distinctive string of angry Russian and Steve:  “I had ‘em on the ropes, Bucky.”

More Russian.  It prompted an amused snort from Natasha.

“I did! I ain’t completely helpless – okay, fine, yes, I know you don’t think of me that way, I’m sorry, all right?”

Still another burst of Russian - Tony was seriously going to have to learn the language wasn’t he?

Pietro and Wanda both laughed at this one. 

“Sergeant Barnes is rather…. protective of the Captain, isn’t he?” Pietro said over the comms.

Sam’s turn to snort.  “Understatement, much?”

“I’m proud of you, Steve,” Natasha tells him.  “The Russian lessons are paying off?  ETA: three minutes by the way - Sam and I can make it ten if you two need a moment alone.”

“I still understand every couple words to be honest but I know that tone and we’ve had this argument before.  And just get here, you two.

Bucky sighs and he responds, with unmistakable affection, “Stepushka.”  And then there’s a strange whirring noise

“JAMES BUCHANAN BARNES, YOU PUT ME DOWN RIGHT THIS INSTANT, DO YOU HEAR ME?”

“Нет, Stepushka.”

Well, that they could all understand.

“Did you just pat me on the ass - Bucky!” 

“Солнышко моё,” the Winter Soldier purrs contentedly.  And said a few more things that were, unmistakeably, endearments.

“Wow, this is the first time I’ve seen Natasha blush,” Sam says on the comms.

“Take a picture,” Barton chimes in.  “For posterity!”

They do get to meet Bucky Barnes a little later, after Thor manages to chase Godzilla into a mostly uninhabited world where he would be free to roam without going smash on an unsuspecting civilization. 

He’s not completely Bucky yet, but the way he was doting on Bitty!Cap was unmistakable, as was the sunshine smile on Cap’s face.  It got a little R-rated at the end though and everyone ran for their lives and sanity (Barton dragged along a pouting Nat while Thor took care of Darcy - they weren’t scandalized, naturally).  They should’ve known to clear out earlier, since the Soldier’s hands weren’t too far from Steve’s tiny ass since the moment they arrived at the Tower.

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Note:  tygermama does it again.  Also, Steve’s adorable tiny behind is a big factor in the recovery of the Winter Soldier.  Fact.  :P

Apparently, Google tells me that the above endearment is “My sunshine” or “My sun” which is a perfectly reasonable endearment for a purring Winter Soldier to use on his tiny Captain.

anonymous asked:

Lately I've seen the argument that Camille is the only one who treated Klaus well and Caroline always treated him bad and that's why Cami/Klami is better, so can you write a meta telling us why Camille's role isn't any better from Caroline's

Well I actually think this is a hilariously inaccurate characterization of both relationships for a few reasons. Not only do I not feel like this doesn’t appropriately describe Klaus’ relationship with Cami or with Caroline, but I really don’t understand why Cami being nice to Klaus would be a positive attribute to their relationship while Caroline being mean to Klaus would be a negative, especially considering Klaus’ behavior towards these two women. And unsurprisingly, I think this is a huge oversimplification of what is actually going on in both situations, and more importantly completely ignores the subtext of why Klamille is problematic in a way that Klaroline is not. 

What really strikes me as funny about this notion right off the bat is the idea that Cami is better for Klaus because she’s nice to him. Their quasi-romantic relationship aside, Cami has been repeatedly sold by the writers as Klaus’ therapist, no? So… in what world is the purpose of a therapist to just be nice to you? What is the psychiatric benefit of someone telling you everything you want to hear? Putting Cami’s “love” for Klaus aside, what sane person, let alone person with a doctorate in psychology, would think that blind positive reinforcement for a literal serial murderer would somehow be psychologically beneficial? It’s really a perfect demonstration of how meaningless Cami’s characterization is outside of Klaus, because it makes zero logical sense and is behavior solely meant to prop up Klaus. 

But on a more personal level, again, Cami may be giving Klaus what he thinks he wants, but she’s certainly not giving him what he needs. Not to mention, she’s already giving him the kind of constant reinforcement that made him into the train wreck that he is, and it’s the reinforcement that he’s already gotten from many different people over his lifetime anyway. Accepting Klaus as he is has done nothing to make him a better, saner, or even happier person. And more importantly, one of my biggest issues with Klamille and Klaus’ behavior on TO in general is that Klaus would never trust or love someone who believed that he’s a good person deep down, because he does not believe that. Klaus would see Cami’s behavior towards him as yet another person being fooled by his carefully crafted facade, and he would never be interested in the thoughts or opinions of someone that he knew didn’t see through him, that he couldn’t see as his equal. 

Which is a huge reason why I think Klaus was so intensely drawn to Caroline. Because Caroline does see Klaus for who he really is. And she not only sees that, she understands that it’s something Klaus has crafted himself. What I think is far too simple about Cami’s perspective on Klaus (and on pretty much everything seeing as she’s supposed to be this genius psych expert) is that she sees Klaus’ goodness as something fundamental about his being. Like no matter what he says or does, or how far her pushes himself, he will always have that goodness and light in him. And what I really hate about that is that it alleviates a ton of Klaus’ personal responsibility for his choices, and what’s worse is that Klaus already does that himself constantly. He always attributes what he does to what he is, like it’s just a fundamental element of his structure or something. I think what makes his relationship with Caroline more interesting than any of his other relationships is that Caroline refuses to allow him to do that. She acknowledges when he’s being terrible, she acknowledges when he’s being good, but she always forces him to recognize that it’s always his choice to do that. He can choose to be good as easily as he can choose to be bad, but he has to own the responsibility for those decisions. 

And finally, Caroline doesn’t even treat Klaus badly. She simply treats Klaus the way Klaus treats other people. She uses him for her own ends, she manipulates him, she sees him for what he is, and she sometimes sees more in him than she wants to but she never loses track of the person he really is. And I’m sorry, but why the hell should she? Are we all going to really sit here and pretend that Klaroline would be MORE shippable of Caroline just took Klaus’ shit with a smile and a pat on the back? Is Cami a more suitable partner for Klaus because she endures his abuse for the hope of some basic goodness in him that he never shares with her? Is Klamille a better relationship because Cami completely disregards her own needs TO THE POINT OF LITERAL DEATH for the sake of someone who treats her horribly? I don’t know about you, but a huge reason that I ship Klaroline is BECAUSE Caroline doesn’t treat Klaus well. Klaus hasn’t earned her good treatment! Why should Caroline sacrifice her own safety and happiness for the sake of a violent, self absorbed lunatic? Sure, Cami treats Klaus like the pathetic woobie he has become. But I am NOT interested in watching any relationship where a woman’s entire worth is measured in her ability to wank off a wanker, and I think it’s laughable for anyone to argue that Caroline failing to dissolve into Klaus is a negative aspect of Klaroline as a relationship. 

Family of Rogues Scene Analysis #1

Okay there is SO MUCH to say about this episode so I’m splitting it into a few posts (scene analyses and one to two broader posts about relationships and themes). 

Here’s the post for the “office-rescue” scene.

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twd positivity project week one: how I started watching

To the surprise of many, I was actually very stubborn about watching TWD. My family and friends were all watching and obsessing over it when the beginning of season 3 was airing. They all kept pushing me to watch too but I just wouldn’t give in. Especially since it was a zombie show. I kept saying “I don’t like stuff like that” …which I didn’t actually hate zombie stuff, I just hated getting scared and I assumed the show was all about being scary. Then one day I went to visit my grandparent’s. When I walked in, they’d paused the TV and I just knew they were watching TWD. I rolled my eyes…then looked at the screen to see that it said “Chupacabra” …which had me thinking, wtf even is this show? My grandparents told me they HAD to finish this episode so I was gonna have to go in the other room. My grandma then offered to let me log in to their Netflix on my laptop and watch the pilot in the meantime. I finally gave in… And as I was watching I wasn’t quite hooked but it kept me interested. Then at the very end of the episode, when Glenn went over that walkie talkie with the iconic “hey dumbass” line…and the pan out shot of the herd of walkers with that song playing… I was a goner. I couldn’t believe how good it was. The comedic effect in the midst of such a terrifying situation. I loved it. I walked out of the room to my grandparents like… dammit, I’ve gotta continue. My life hasn’t been the same since.

Eight Hours Ago

Jily AU Week, Day 3 | Historical AU / Modern-Day AU
On a flight over the Atlantic, all Lily wants to do is keep to herself, but her talkative neighbor causes a shift in priorities 
Beta: the illustrious Nai | (ff.net)

‘Cause all I know is we said, “Hello.”
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name
Everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
You’ll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

-Everything Has Changed (Taylor Swift, feat. Ed. Sheeran)


Lily Evans tapped her foot impatiently, standing in line at Starbucks. The very tall, very messy boy in front of her was taking a ridiculous amount of time, not to mention that he had slipped in front of her with just an apologetic look. The barista behind the counter was fluttering her lashes quite ridiculously, part of the hold up. The other part was he apparently liked to hear himself and would not shut up.

Finally he paid and left, and she stepped up to the machine. 'One vanilla latte, please. Grande.’

'Hmm?’ The barista asked, tearing her eyes away from the previous customer with a starry look in her eyes. Lily sighed and repeated her order. 'And hurry, please. My plane is about to board.’ She handed over her money, dropped the change in the tip box and moved out of line to the pickup.

She stood next to the afore-mentioned messy boy and noticed that the barista had added a heart at the end of his name. She sighed again and reached for her coffee.

As she straightened, the boy whirled around and knocked straight into her. Coffee went flying everywhere, but the majority splashed down onto her shirt.

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anonymous asked:

I've seen mentioned in a few places on the Internet that slash fanfic is unrealistic, usually said in a reproving way. Do you know what's unrealistic about it (apart from the fact that all fictional sex is less messy, more orgasmic, etc.)? And how one is supposed to get reliably educated on it? I think you've said in the past you're straight, but you seem to know a lot about a lot of things, so maybe you could help me out as a straight female writer of Clint/Coulson.

Imma let you in on a secret, Anon: use of the word “unrealistic” in fandom is, 99% of the time, a codeword for “I’m a bigot”. 

Of course you do want some realism in your films/shows/books/et cetera. You want the basic rules of your universe to be consistent, even if they aren’t the basic rules of our universe. There needs to be something to push up against to create conflict, and realism is a part of that. And there is that 1% of the time where you go “Okay, that’s just crazy unrealistic." 

But the term "unrealistic” is hilariously ridiculous in fandom most of the time. You know what’s unrealistic? Tony Stark not dying of rampaging bacterial infection after open-heart surgery in a cave in a combat zone. Steve Rogers surviving being frozen for 70 years. Carol Danvers, breathing in space. Pepper Potts breathing fire. The fact that someone is named PEPPER POTTS. 

And yet soooooomehow the only thing that gets called unrealistic in this situation is homosexual erotica written primarily by women for the enjoyment of other women. 

It’s much like the argument that there shouldn’t be any people of color in Frozen because it’s set in a Nordic country. Setting aside the fact that racial diversity has been around a lot longer than we think, this is a movie where one of our heroines can make it snow with her brain and there are trolls and sentient snowmen. But none of that makes it onto the “realism” radar. In LOTR, you can have elves and dwarves, but only white elves and dwarves, because that’s “realistic”. Et cetera. 

As you’re aware (given your ask), almost all pornography/erotica is unrealistic. It’s a fantasy, for fantasy gratification. Plenty of video gay porn does not actually at any point show any lubrication being applied, but the lube is clearly there. And yeah, okay, I wince when I see someone using spit as lube, but I’ve seen that in everything from fanfic to published erotica to professionally produced video pornography, so it’s not like that’s limited to what we produce. 

So on the one hand, the best way to write erotica is to read a lot, figure out what you like, write that, and ignore the haters. It’s a fantasy. You get to do what you want.

Climbing down off the soapbox, on the other hand, if you want to write sex that does not make people wince, you have a few options. Googling “guide to gay sex” turns up quite a few useful links. There’s an entire array of gay porn available to you for free on sites like xtube, youporn, pornotube, or at your friendly neighborhood torrent website. Or you can read popular gay porn in fandom, because odds are even if they’re not getting it 100% accurate, they’re writing things that people enjoy reading. 

But always remember that when someone says something is “unrealistic” in a fictional universe, what they mean is that it isn’t conforming to their idea of what the story ought to be – and that says more about them than it does about you.