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Barn Mates - One Year On

Barn Mates was first aired exactly a year ago today… and what a monumental episode it was for both Lapis and Peridot!

For those of us who were already shipping Lapidot, it was a dream come true – and for some of those who weren’t, it opened their eyes to a whole new (and now completely canonically viable) ship.

I’ve written about this episode a few times in the past, but it feels fitting to look back on it again today; for day one of Lapidot Anniversary Week!

So, without further ado…

The episode opens with Peridot wistfully speaking into her tape recorder about sharing her new home with Lapis.  Only a couple of episodes prior to this point, Peridot had made the decision to stay at the barn by herself whilst the other Crystal Gems returned to the temple. The fact that she now so enthusiastically wants to share her home with Lapis (as opposed to going back with the other Gems or staying by herself in the barn) just shows that she already has some level of admiration for Lapis.

Peridot says:

“Why don’t we watch the sun come up and figure out what we’re going to do with all this time, eh Lazuli?”

Watching the sun rise with someone is an old romantic tradition/cliché, so the fact that Peridot specifically mentions wanting to do this with Lapis certainly speaks some volumes.   And it also transpires…

…that this line was foreshadowing a scene that came later in the show – in Room For Ruby, not only are they watching the sun rise together (just as Peridot wanted to do), they’ve actually been sat together all night stargazing prior to this point, which is another activity that has obvious romantic connotations.

After Peridot has finished speaking into the tape recorder in Barn Mates, Lapis expresses her desire to live in the barn all on her own. Steven suggests that the barn be split down the middle, with each of the two Gems having their own “side”, which leads to a very interesting shot of the pair of them:

Notice how they’re effectively framing a picture that’s behind them.   This picture is of the barn’s previous owners – Greg’s aunt and uncle, who Greg described back in Space Race as follows:

“My aunt and uncle had a great love for aviation, and each other.  They cherished the years they spent together, and they held on to every belonging they ever owned.”

It’s interesting, then, that a picture of a happy couple has been placed directly in-between Lapis and Peridot in this shot.  This becomes something of a trend as the show progresses, with the picture being placed in-shot with Peridot and Lapis on occasion in a fair few other episodes, such as these:

This could well be foreshadowing a romantic relationship between Lapis and Peridot.  The fact that Greg mentions “aviation” is also something interesting to think about, considering that Lapis can fly and Peridot was the pilot of the Hand Ship back in Jailbreak.

Lapis isn’t keen on the idea of splitting the barn, telling Steven that Peridot is the problem:

“I can’t stand the thought of looking at her everyday!”

This statement is now somewhat ironic because, in the episodes since Barn Mates, Lapis almost always has her eyes on Peridot – and gives her some extremely suggestive looks, too!

Peridot and Steven both try to assure Lapis that Peridot has changed, but she doesn’t want to hear it. Steven thinks it’s “sweet” that Peridot wants Lapis to see how much she’s changed since their last encounter, and he helps her to make an apology card which has a very interesting picture drawn on the front of it:

Steven may well have the intent of getting Peridot and Lapis to be friends, but he’s drawn them looking like an actual couple here; they’re even holding hands.

Eventually, after some persuasion from Steven, Lapis joins them – and a beaming Peridot hands over the card.  This still fails to win-over an unimpressed Lapis, much to Peridot’s disdain.

“It took me over an hour to compose [the message in the card], and I was the most sincere as per Steven’s instructions!”

The fact that Peridot put so much time into her apology message gives us an indication of how highly Peridot thinks of Lapis – and how much she wants to make her feel better. She then spends some time deliberating what she could give to Lapis as a gift (upon Steven’s suggestion), and they come up with an idea…

“H-2-Oh my GOSH!” … “It’s a gift for you!  You know, ‘cause water’s your thing.”

Peridot’s mannerisms and tone of voice here are very flirtatious.  However, given Lapis’ previous traumatic experience of being trapped on the bottom of the ocean, this is another idea that falls completely flat.

And what does Peridot do?

“A pool?!  What a cloddy idea!  Of course she wouldn’t like that!”

She actually blames herself for the mistake.  This is very uncharacteristic of Peridot, who normally has a very lofty opinion of herself and her intellectual capacity – which, again, shows how highly she must think of Lapis.  She even uses the word “cloddy” to describe her own idea; with “clod” being an insult that she usually only ever levels at other people when she’s at her most angry.

She then decides to make a very grand gesture…

…and offers her most prized possession – the tape recorder – to Lapis as a gift.

She’s very flirtatious in doing so here, as well.  With a wink and a smile, she tells Lapis:

“See, the ribbon is even blue.  I got yo’ number!”

Peridot has offended all of the other Gems at some point in the past, but she’s never been seen to perform as grand a gesture as this one in order to win them over. 

Peridot is, in a lot of ways, incredibly materialistic - she has been shown on more than one occasion to hold her very few possessions really closely to her.  By Peridot’s standards, handing the tape recorder over is essentially the biggest thing she could do for someone, which is a very clear indication of her feelings towards Lapis.

This gesture is completely lost on Lapis, however, who proceeds to crush the tape recorder in her hand.

Usually in these situations, Peridot would be distraught that one of her possessions had been destroyed (see, for example, Peridot on her knees begging Amethyst not to throw away her beloved tablet in Too Short To Ride).  However, this time, she actually seems to be upset by the fact that she’s managed to upset Lapis once again, exclaiming:

“What, were you trapped in a tape recorder too?!”

Peridot is exasperated by this point, and gives a very heartfelt speech which, I believe, really gets to the root of one of the key reasons why a relationship between Lapis and Peridot just makes perfect sense:

“Look, I get it, you know?  You’re confused!  You can never go back to Homeworld.  This place doesn’t exactly feel like home yet.  You’re alone, no one could possibly know what that feels like!  Oh wait, I do!  We’re the same, except…  you don’t have to be alone.”

She and Lapis are going through the exact same thing at basically the same time; namely, being stranded on earth with no way of returning to Homeworld.  There’s literally no-one else who they could bond with over this, except for each other – it’s a common ground that they share with each other and only each other.  It’s logical and sensible storytelling, therefore, to have these two characters stick together and share the experience with each other.  It puts them on equal ground, gives them both an acute understanding of each other, and enables them to both support one another as they adjust to life on earth.

At this point in Barn Mates, however, Lapis still isn’t having any of it.  Peridot, clearly at her wits end, asks what Lapis wants from her.  Lapis angrily tells Peridot that she wants her to leave… and that’s exactly what Peridot does.  She wants Lapis to be happy so much that she’s even willing to give up her home so that Lapis can live there instead.

As she walks away, Steven reprimands Lapis for treating Peridot so badly.  As he’s talking, Lapis folds her arms and shifts on the spot, her gaze meeting the crushed tape recorder on the floor.  Everything about her body language in this scene exudes guilt.  

Peridot comes screaming back towards them moments later, however – being pursued by a Roaming Eye that she’s convinced is after her.    

The trio flee from the ship, but eventually come face-to-face with it, which causes Peridot to cower behind Steven in fear.

However…

…Lapis steps forward, and glances back at a wide-eyed Peridot.

This scene is very important because it’s the first time we ever get to see that Lapis does actually care about Peridot, despite the pair of them getting off to a very turbulent start.  She steps up to defend the helpless Peridot from the Roaming Eye, and makes sure to specifically ask Peridot if she’s ok after the threat has been neutralised – proving that she didn’t only have Steven’s interests at heart when she took out the Roaming Eye.

What happens next needs no introduction…

Originally posted by geekylaugifs

Peridot has still, to this day, never looked at anyone else with such love.  The way that her hands are clasped to her chest makes it the typical “cartoon character looking at their love interest” pose.  That smile on her face is literally the biggest one that she’s ever given.  And Lapis’ deep blush, that she actually turns her head away from Peridot in an attempt to hide, is also a reaction from her that’s unique to this scene – and very much implies that the apparent feeling of attraction is mutual.  There appears to be some symbolism behind the sun coming out as Peridot smiles, too.  This could well be an indication that Lapis is warming up to Peridot and seeing her in a new light.  It also has a somewhat poetic quality to it, with the storm clouds (both literal and metaphorical) dissipating at this very moment.  

Originally posted by giffing-amethyst

Steven picks up on what’s going on, giggling to himself as he looks at Lapis.  It’s also very interesting that Peridot’s loving look is still lingering even after the camera angle has changed – this is no fleeting “micro expression”, it’s a very prolonged and deliberate look…

…which was the first of very, very many that the pair of them have since gone on to give each other (the above images being a small handful of examples).

All in all, Barn Mates was the start of a very beautiful relationship between these two Gems, which has well and truly endured throughout the past twelve months – and has gotten ever stronger with each episode that they’ve appeared in together.

“We were extra hard on him to toughen him up, and look what happened!”

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Ludo is probably my favorite character in ‘Star vs The Forces of Evil’, and depending on where the writers are planning to take this, he might turn out to be the most important.

Who is Ludo?

In Season 2 of ‘Evil, the bard Ruberiot, who has vowed to sing The Truth, no matter the consequences, calls Ludo an envious jester. And yet Ludo might be the key to the core narrative of the show, and to the destiny of his entire world. 

Ludo is a fool. He is weak and stunted in every conceivable way - mentally, physically, emotionally, morally. 

In fact, one has to wonder how he even manages to be the heroine’s main antagonist at all. In Season 1, he had assembled a gang of vicious monsters and thrown his clan out of their ancestral home. Surely he must have SOME hidden talents?

In the episode ‘Ludo in the wild’, we finally learn what these are. For the first time, we really get to observe the pattern up close.

Ludo is alone. Weak, cold and hungry, surrounded by creatures much stronger and craftier than himself. 

He starts stalking them. They are kicking him around, and yet with glassy eyes, he keeps on following them into their nests, returning to their abuse like a moth to the flame. Except this particular moth is not flammable. They may feel pity for him, or disgust, but whatever he feels does not go any deeper than the most basic, ludicrous flashes of hunger, fear, pain and outrage. And… affection.

Are we starting to see how the trigger-happy warrior princess Star Butterfly might have first caught his attention? 

He’s always watching. Worming his way into his abusers’ lives, until they are becoming used to him. They think they know what their power dynamics are.

And then, in the blink of an eye, Ludo turns the tables. Perhaps even without realizing it himself, he has studied his abusers, knowing them on an intimate, if purely instinctual level.

If you are what you eat, and Ludo is all the way at the bottom of the food chain, then congratulations: Ludo is a part of you now.

Ludo’s talent is surviving abuse and mirroring his abusers (he even gets the better of Star Butterfly when he learns magic and steals her spellbook), in a twisted mockery of family relations. He did it with Arachne and the Bird (his two mothers…), the horde of rats, probably with his first troop of monsters as well. Oh yeah, and his actual family, where all of this started.

Ultimately, of course, his domain will fall apart. Once he has gathered his armies and his prizes, he hardly even knows what to do with them. All of his attempts at grandiose shemes are short-sighted and doomed to fail. As a survivor, he only lives in the moment. Easily tricked and robbed of all his achievements, or manipulated by those with much greater designs into doing their bidding. His armies of abusers are quick to turn on him again once he inevitably loses his focus, because frankly, they are not even sure why they ever… adopted him in the first place.

He has no past, and he has no future. It’s funny how he commands his army of rats to rebuild an ancient monster stronghold - ultimately doing little more than shoving debris around, before the house of cards inevitably falls apart again. In dreams and stories, houses represent your mind, your inner life. What does this ruin say about Ludo?

Ludo was the runt of the litter, and he has never grown up. Ludo is a child. Reverting again and again, repeating his cycle of survival and abandonment.  

There is a remarkable scene where the wise, ancient entity Glossaryck is trying to teach Ludo magic, and just after Ludo expressed his disappointment that convincing Glossaryck to work for him did not require torture, he immediately demands Glossaryck torture HIM. Just a couple of scenes later, he meekly asks Glossaryck to praise him, even tuck him into bed calling him “my darling”. 

Yeah, take a wild guess how those wires got crossed in Ludo’s head.

Ludo is attracted to abuse, to the abusive use of power, and abusers are attracted to him. He is the very focal point of the eponymous Forces of Evil.

Despite what you might have thought when you picked up this waaacky show, when it comes to Evil, with a capital “E”, they are being dead serious. Hint: it’s not the kind that is reliably confined to an impressive villain character, a single person or faction.

Star Butterfly will have to dip down and go deep.

As you might have guessed by now, the monsters themselves are not the Forces of Evil (though the Jury is still out on Toffee). They are the remnants of proud nations who have been decimated, robbed of their lands and pushed to the margins of civilization, many of them turning bitter and violent. 

In a way, Ludo is the ultimate monster.

And ‘Evil is his story.

The battle for the soul of that world is going to be fought inside Ludo.

Literally.

Find You (Part 2)

Summary: Bucky has moved into a new apartment, not knowing that its previous tenant thinks they still live there. And he’s the only one that can see them.

Word Count: 1,751

Warnings: None.

Part 1

A/N: This fic is somewhat based on a K-Drama called “49 Days.” 

Originally posted by bovaria


Once the initial shock has ebbed away and the man, whose name is Bucky, keeps walking back and forth, passing through your form countless times, you can’t stand it anymore.

“Alright, I get it! I’m not here,” you mutter the last word. “At least not completely.”

“You’re a fucking ghost,” he deadpans.

“I’m dead?”

“Well this world is already hell so—”

“That’s not helping!”

“I’m just saying!”

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pittsburgh penguins ranked in order of how much they hate me
  1. evgeni malkin: posts pictures of himself on social media, knowing that i will see them and cry. grows patchy playoff beards that i am somehow attracted to. fights all the time. snipes filthy goals. takes,,, so many penalties. clearly wants me dead.
  2. sidney crosby: every time he giggle-honks it is a personal attack on my well-being and i am 98% sure he knows it. also continues to wear The Hat despite knowing that i love his post-game curls.
  3. kris letang: has a v cute son and a v pretty wife and doesn’t ever bring them over to my house ???? v v rude, tanger. obviously hates me a great deal.
  4. patric hornqvist: gives me heart palpations whenever he’s shirtless. which is always.
  5. brian dumoulin: deliberately made me fall in love with him before revealing himself as a frat boy who doesn’t know what indy music is in some bizarre plot to end me. 
  6. phil kessel: hasn’t given me his sister’s phone number, so clearly doesn’t want me to be happy.
  7. carl hagelin: has prettier hair than me. knows he has prettier hair than me. chooses to flaunt the fact that he has prettier hair than me. clearly a lot of hatred there.
  8. trevor daley: has yet to teach me his skin care routine or secrets for looking Like That.
  9. chris kunitz: is 37 years old and still looks so Good that it can only be an attempt to end my life.
  10. olli maatta: a literal ray of sunshine who wants to burn me alive from the inside out with the power of his smile.
  11. justin schultz: has a sinister plot to make me attracted to men with missing teeth and beards.
  12. matt cullen: is Team Dad but refuses to adopt me.
  13. nick bonino: posts pictures of maisie and jake together with the understanding that i will see these pictures and pass out. obviously wishes me harm.
  14. conor sheary: knows that i die a little every time he gets injured. still has the audacity to allow himself to be injured.
  15. jake guentzel: hasn’t proposed to me yet???????? obviously hates me at least a little.
  16. bryan rust: hasn’t responded to any of my long, extensive, hand-written love letters. clearly dislikes me.
  17. matt murray: has a Large Dog named beckham that he will post about but will not bring to my home so i can pet???? wtf matt.
  18. marc-andre fleury: loves me, supports me, wants me to be happy.

anonymous asked:

Thoughts on the new gaming vid? They seemed so happy and cute and lighting has improved everything A++ ^_^

(faceapp)

  • 2 seconds in and i’m already shook i can’t believe this is real we are literally looking into their new house they are literally actually filming in a new HOUSE and it’s all just too much to process
  • phil sitting cross legged on the same old futon and fixing the tetris lights and balancing them and the pacman light on cardboard boxes is all too cute his enthusiasm is too much for me and dan definitely thinks it’s so cute too and this whole intro is just so soft
  • i love that phil owns up to the fact that this was his idea while dan is tryna go for his traditional ugh this is too stupid and vapid and too mainstream and not creative enough shtick. phil giving no fucks about a got damn quality threshold is my kink
  • when phil is attempting to take his neutral expression selfie and slightly pouts and he and dan giggle (i’m being generous w that term bc dan’s was more like a squawk tbh) at the exact same moment i just smiled so hard. they’re so cute. and they’re both apparently kind of uncomfortable w the notion of like trying to look sultry in photos which is why that pouty expression made them laugh immediately, and also is a good precursor to the whole discussion that comes later about phil’s ladybird selfie
  • dan’s look into the camera at 2:13 gave me lifeeeeee i like that he’s trying to shade phil for taking forever to get his fuckin selfie but instead he has this ever so subtle up tilt to his lips bc he can’t completely hide his smile ughaierjoaierj
  • omg underrated discussion in this video: at 2:26 once phil has finally succeeded in taking the selfie he turns to dan and says “i look alright there” but w the intonation of a question, like he’s literally asking dan for affirmation that he looks good and  not only that but he full on turns to look at dan and gauge his reaction and that felt so special and genuine to me??? like??? not a sort of thing i would expect to see tbh? and in general this video was obvi silly and just a bit of fun but also i thought the level of feedback they were giving each other on their photos and the way they were reacting was all so,,, warm and comfortable and surprisingly open. in this instance i’m also just frustrated bc dan was about to say something in response to phil asking dan if he looks alright, but he cuts himself off. he says ‘that’s an excep—’ and it def sounds like he was gonna say exceptional or exceptionally and i need to know what his thought was. i also like that the thought he interrupts himself with is about phil still having slight crazy eyes. we’ve talked about phil’s own explanation for his wide-eyed deer-in-headlights expressions in selfies a bit on this blog. according to him, he resorts to doing that bc having his photo taken makes him uncomfortable, so it was cute to me that dan noted that phil still did a little bit of the wide eyes without giving any context for why he was pointing it out bc it’s just an understood thing that they obvi have talked about a lot
  • 3:14 dan’s horrified and squeaky “what have they done to your face?” is so good. it’s just. so good. he sounds so outraged that they’ve fucked w phil’s face i lov it
  • 3:20 is the besttttttttt. this is the exchange where dan teases phil for being old and i love everything about it i love how dan made that comment without even thinking which sort of suggests that teasing phil for being old is just a regular/habitual thing and i love the way phil reacted bc it wasn’t rly irritated or even mock irritation in the end. instead he just played along w dan’s joke and accepted it and the whole exchange was so warmmmmmmm and comfortableeeeeee and flirtyyyyyyyyy and it reminds me of a few other comments that dan has made here and there that allude to their age gap and they’re always v cute and gentle teasing and it’s just so good
  • 3:42 they’re talking about the ‘old’ selfie and 1. dan is captivated and i can literally see him contemplating his future w phil lmao and 2. phil talking about joey graceffa and calling him good-looking w a blatant pause before he said that, making me wonder if he was going to use a word that was a bit more emphatic than “good-looking” either way i’m into it and then there’s a blatant jump cut and i’m wondering if they had a lil side conversation about joey being cute lol 3. phil is still looking at dan basically every time he makes a comment and it’s rly surprising but lovely 4. dan needed to come in w that compliment about old phil rocking current phil’s fringe and how cool he looks :) 
  • here’s dan howell caught right in the act of contemplating growing old w phil:
  • bless them for calling out how dumb the concept of a “female” filter is. also dan’s once again violent reaction to phil in the female filter is so cute and funny i love how incensed he is with the whole concept of anything being different about phil’s face
  • 5:36 dan looking at phil in the male filter and saying “you look so average” in such a disappointed tone is rly one of the best fucking things i’ve ever seen in my life. i’ve often thought about dan’s attraction to phil being based in some of the things that are most striking about his appearance. for example he always talks about how black phil’s hair is and how pale his skin is and back in the day he obvi left that infamous comment on phil’s dailybooth about how blue his eyes are and i feel like dan is probs drawn to these features that are just,,, extreme,,, and i love that even a slight change to phil’s jawline/face shape made dan think phil looked decidedly more average precisely bc what he loves about phil’s face are all the things that aren’t average at all!!!! i’m emotional!!
  • phil was so hype to see all of dan’s ones!!!! i’m crying!!!!! the way he was doing his hee-hee laughs and bouncing up and down quite literally and like hitting his hands on the table and saying things like i wanna be friends w him instead of you and ‘i wanna see old danny! old danny slice!!!’ like calm down mate!!!!! ur cute!!! we know u think dan is cute!!! y do u love every single version of him so much!!!! when he sees the old one he immediately says he likes it and compliments it!!!!! when he sees the old one on the daniel x dream pic he calls him cute!!!!!! and then makes this face at dan while dan looks at it!!!!!! 
  • help!!!!
  • dan talking about embracing makeup was amazing and phil being totally down with it and immediately suggesting a smoky eye look and consulting some tutorials was also amazing and i hope thats something they’ve discussed before tbh
  • dan @ manly dan: ‘i mean i would.’ nice. dancest is real and it’s right before our eyes ppl
  • 8:28 dan saying he hates his current profile picture was so surprising and lovely when he gave his reason—it doesn’t reflect his natural curls. i’m honestly so pleased to hear that he views the natural hair as such an important change for him that he wants his display pic (something we know he spends way too much time thinking about and therefore treats as an incredibly important thing) to reflect this shift
  • 9:05 ahhhh the controversial dan reactions to phil’s ladybird selfie. here’s the thing. i think when dan says it’s a “really cringe selfie” he’s talking about the discomfort they both feel about doing posed/sultry shots. he corrects himself after phil protests that it’s not cringe to saying it’s only slightly cringe instead of really cringe, and that he should’ve included an ironic (i hate dan’s use of the word ironic so much bc he often uses it when what he really means is “sarcastic” or, in this case, self-deprecating/humorous) caption. when phil then says that he did use a funny caption, dan basically entirely revokes his criticism and says that phil actually “nailed it” w the photo/caption combination. basically i think both of them get embarrassed about the idea of unabashedly posing in an attractive way for photos and since they’re so close dan feels that embarrassment for phil as well. i don’t think he was saying he actually dislikes the selfie or that phil looks bad or unattractive or anything negative about phil himself. the only comment i did find questionable was when he almost said that the smile filter was an improvement!!! it seemed weird when compared to how much he disliked all the alterations to phil’s face on the first picture lol but then he also made fun of it so i didn’t take it to mean that dan literally thought the filter is an improvement to phil’s real face, just that it was pretty remarkable how cleanly the filters worked on that particular selfie
  • overall: really liked this!!!!!!! such a good intro to the new office!!! such a warm and chill lil vid where they were mostly casual and just being so soft and flirty w each other and basically calling each other cute in creative ways whats not to love about that it was great
Headcanons: Darkiplier + the other alter-egos (WARNING: LONG)

Originally posted by lum1natrix

Okay, so this was something that I was thinking about today because it occurred to me that it’s an idea not thoroughly touched upon by anyone else.

Like, there’s been a lot of talk about the nature of Darkiplier’s dynamic with Wilford Warfstache, whether he’s manipulating him or competing for power or what. But Iike…what about all the other characters at the meeting? What’s his relationship with them? Or rather, what COULD it be, seeing how we don’t see any indicators of it beyond some theoretical relevance to table placement.

My thinking is, if his aim is usurping Warfstache’s “Alpha” position (which is what I believe), the best way for him to do that would be via control over the lesser egos.* And since his whole thing is that he’s an expert manipulator, he probably has his own ways of sucking up to each individual group member; gaining their trust, influencing their decisions, potentially making them more partial to him than to their other boss (Wilford has leadership simply by being the oldest and most powerful, and it’s clear he’s really just kinda rude to everyone else). And he’s good at it, obviously. Here are some of my ideas regarding how he goes about this with each Mark persona:

The Author/Host:

Originally posted by markired

> The Author was obviously in a very vulnerable place at the end of Danger in Fiction

> Like Mark said, he’d realized that his ability wasn’t actually control over things that happen as he writes them, but merely to know and write things as they happen

> Dark saw this, and he took advantage of it

> He’s the one that told the Author that his powers could be better suited to a different path in life, that as “The Host” he could gain the fame and respect he once had writing bestsellers

> It’s also possible he convinced him to stab his own eyes out

> But once The Host did abandon his subjects and his writing, it had a devastating affect on his psyche. Without any outlet, his powers overtook him, completely consuming his perception of reality

> Now he exists as a shell of his former self, aimlessly narrating the things that occur around him, aware of everything but too unfocused to comprehend anything

> Despite this, he gravitates naturally toward Dark, who assures him that this is good for him and that he has and will look out for him.

> Dark keeps him close, for his part, because one day The Host’s extraordinary abilities will come to a head, and he will have a lot of value on that day.

Googleplier:

Originally posted by luci-morningstar812

> Dark is the one person in the group who never, EVER takes advantage of Google’s subservient features

> He never says “OK Google” to order him to do something, and he’s always extremely careful not to directly ask him a question, as he knows how much he hates feeling compelled to answer

> Google appreciates this immensely, and has even once told Dark that it would be acceptable for him to ask for information if he required it. Dark responded by saying that he had no need for such a thing, as he already was privy to more information than the average human.

> Really he doesn’t need it because he believes he can get Google to do whatever regardless, but he wanted Google to respect his intelligence and view him as better than mankind. Which he totally does.

> One time during another meeting, an ego decided to try and “OK” Google into doing something demeaning as a joke, and Darkiplier made a show of getting very, very angry at him.

> “How dare you treat one of the most respectable and esteemed assets to our cause with such disrespect? Do you think that you can gain influence over the human masses by stooping to their juvenility? *the entire room vibrates, greyscale bleeds excessively into the walls and table* “This being has dignity far beyond your own and you should be glad you’re allowed to sit in his presence!”

> This one ego then spent several days trying to make sure Dark was no longer mad at him, which Dark allowed once he found something useful for him to do

> Now nobody messes with Google when Dark’s around

> Google and Dark see eye-to-eye on the need to take control of their host and his channel. Google believes this is a key first step to fulfilling his secondary objective. Three guesses as to what brought him to that conclusion.

> As far as Google is concerned, Dark is the most logical and reliable entity in their little unit. You will never see the two of them disagree on anything.

Dr. Iplier:

Originally posted by mollymeep

> The Doctor is very concerned with appearing professional and intelligent, and Darkiplier makes sure to indulge this

> The way he speaks to him is always very sophisticated, business-like. He uses big words, and he always refers to the Doctor’s PhD when inquiring him on something (which he never does in front of Google)

> Unlike most of the others, Dr. Iplier believes himself to be smarter than Dark, and he feels like he knows it. It’s not often people subscribe to his knowledge as a doctor and don’t question him remotely, so he appreciates that about Dark.

> I’ll bet you anything that after the Markiplier TV meeting, Dark tracked down Iplier to ask if he was feeling ok. According to him, he thought it was wrong for Wilford to steal his “I know best” catchphrase that always suited him so well, but he didn’t say anything because “Well, he is your boss after all”

> Basically trying to subtly Palpatine him into staying resentful of Wilford and becoming more partially loyal towards him

> It is unclear for the time being where exactly Dr. Iplier’s loyalties lie between the two of them, but he does like the TV pitch so Dark will have to tread carefully there.

Ed Edgar:

Originally posted by lum1natrix

> Ed is a business man, first and foremost, all about making a profit, so naturally Dark aims to connect with him on that front

> He’s one of the few members who never gives him grief for his…less than savoury practices

> Dark also has connections that the others don’t, and will provide Ed with resources for his trade

> Wilford does the same, but only when they’re collaborating together. And he’s more likely to be stupid and get them caught by the authorities than Dark, who somehow has never ONCE slipped up despite his repeated involvement in Ed’s trade

> (his trade is child slavery, in case you haven’t seen the video with this guy)

> All in all Ed respects Dark, and fears him at least a little. But he also likes the ideas Wilford has with Markiplier TV, so he too is rather torn between them

Silver Shepherd:

Originally posted by lum1natrix

> As a superhero, Shepherd has a strong sense of moral righteousness which…isn’t ALWAYS on point, but does lead him to feel distrustful of Darkiplier

> Obviously this provides an obstacle for him, but not an impassable one

> His main focus with him is creating MORE distrust towards Wilford, which obviously isn’t difficult because, you know, he IS a mass murderer

> But Shepherd is also a bit of a hypocrite, as he tends to let selfishness get in the way of his heroics (like in his indifference towards Markiplier TV), and of course he has his own multiple-personality confusion which tends to hinder his priorities

> And Dark is always capable of pointing these things out, the former if he wants him to cease his judgemental attitude, and the latter if he just wants to get him confused

> As a last resort, there’s always blackmail

> This supposed hero may not be as innocent as he seems

Bim Trimmer:

Originally posted by antisepticjack

> This guy is far and away the easiest person to manipulate out of all of them

> The man is like 85% ego

> And as we’ve seen with him, he’s attracted to blatant confidence

> Which is why he’s generally more drawn towards Wilford than Dark, as smug peacock-strutting is at least one thing Wilford is VASTLY superior at doing

> But Dark can still play that game

> (provided no other egos are around who’d be confused by it)

> And it’s easy to get him to do something or be okay with something if he’s told it couldn’t possibly hurt him because “You’re Bim Trimmer”

> But all in all Dark doesn’t concern himself with him very often

> In his eyes, he’s not very useful

King of the Squirrels:

Originally posted by antisepticjack

> This is one who Dark probably doesn’t interact with very often, as clearly he’s not part of the main group and no one pays him a lot of mind

> But don’t think that means he’s about to dismiss the potential value of royalty either

> Basically he gets on the King’s good side indirectly, by being kind to the squirrels that inhabit their office building

> He’ll often have food for them, and unlike most of the others he tends to let them go where they will without bothering them

> That his office is the one place they don’t poop everywhere seems to indicate appreciation

> And this of course works as a contrast to Wilford, whose one interaction with an animal that we’ve seen was that time he shot a dog, so…yeah

Aaaand odds are he never really bothered with Septiplier. They all knew he wasn’t going to last very long.

So that’s it! Let me know what you think, and please keep in mind this is all just based on a theory, not an attempt at facts. Thanks!

My family is going to be moving houses at the end of June, and since I’ve started packing away my books, I thought I might as well share some of my books with y’all and give some book recs while I’m at it!

First up is the LGBTQ+ books I own. Unfortunately, I don’t have very many given it’s kinda difficult to find ones with plots that I like. (I contemplated whether or not to include the wtnv novel in this one, but seeing as it’s not centered around Cecil and Carlos, I decided to leave it out for now).

But anyways, here they are:

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz - A coming-of-age story about two young Mexican boys, Aristotle “Ari” Mendoza and Dante Quintana, who are as different as can be, but who somehow manage to forge an unbreakable connection that spans from childhood to adolescence, and beyond. Ari is angry and confused and from a broken family. Dante is gentle, and emotional, and is “crazy about his parents”. Dante knows he’s gay. And Ari has no idea what to make of his relationship with his best friend.

This one is super sweet and isn’t in the picture because it’s with Natsu at the moment. But it’s really thoughtful and adorable, and I just love Ari and Dante to bits and pieces. Definitely a must-read, guys!

Beautiful Music For Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills -  About a young trans teen named Gabe who recently came out to his best friend and parents. The book is about him trying to make peace with who he is. Mostly, he does this through his love of music, and his bond with his next door neighbour, an old man who helps him get his first radio show, where he quickly develops a following of fans who fall for his unique taste in music and his quirky personality. 

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell - A Harry Potter-inspired fantasy book with an absolutely fascinating magic system. We follow an orphaned chosen one who’s just trying to get through the his last school year at his magic boarding school, the Watford School of Magicks, while the entire magical community somehow expects him to save them from the villain who’s been stealing their magic. And not to mention having to deal with his archnemesis vampire roommate who has probably been trying to kill him since the moment they met in first year. But after being broken up with by his girlfriend, and invited to his aforementioned archnemesis’ house over Christmas break, needless to say nothing is going as he would have expected. This entire book reads like some kind of strange, drarry roommates au fanfiction, and it’s absolutely GLORIOUS.

every day by David Levithan -  “A” doesn’t have a body of their own. For every single morning of their life, they’ve woken up in a different person’s body, with no friends or family or life to call their own. And it’s all fine. A’s gotten used to it, made peace with their fate. They’ve learned not to get too attached to anyone, learned not to attract too much attention or interfere too much with the life of the body they wake up in. That is, until they somehow find themselves falling in love with the girlfriend of one of the guys whose body they’re borrowing one day. I actually had to consider for a while whether or not to include this book, because a lot of the most important bodies A inhabits throughout this book are male bodies, and the main female lead is straight. But A themself is nonbinary and pan. They identify as whatever gender the body they’re in is, and are attracted to people regardless of their gender. Loved this book to bits and pieces, really bittersweet. It has a sequel called “Another Day” which is focused mainly on the Rhiannon, the female love interest, but I haven’t read that one yet since I’m not terribly interested in her.

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay - This one is….very juvenile. And by that, I mean it’s one of those idyllic, clichéd ya romances that we all like to pretend we don’t like, but that has all the tropes that we just adore in fanfiction and that we inevitably end up finishing in one sitting. It’s about a high schooler named Jamie who’s recently realized he’s head over heels for his (seemingly) straight best friend, Mason. Cue teen drama and angst and mutual pining. A really cute, light read with an adorable little comic near the beginning.

More Than This by Patrick Ness - Seth attempts suicide by trying to drown himself, and is pretty sure he succeeded. He felt his skull bash against the rocks after all. Only…he wakes up, naked, thirsty, starving, and utterly alone. He has absolutely no clue where he is, but the abandoned, crumbling, overgrown streets seem somehow vaguely familiar to him.

A suspenseful, thrilling, heartbreaking post-apocalypse with a gay protag that absolutely definitely has room for a sequel, though I don’t think the author has any plans to write one.

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg - Rafe Goldberg is openly gay, and has a pretty good life. His parents are super supportive, he’s popular at school and has lots of friends, and no one really cares that he’s gay. But he’s getting tired of always being labelled as “the gay friend”. He just wants to be a “regular guy” and not “the gay guy.” So when he transfers to an all-boys’ boarding school, he decides to become “openly straight” instead. But just when everything was going perfectly for him, it all starts unravelling when he finds himself falling for one of his new friends.

I have mixed feelings about this one. I enjoyed it quite a bit while I was reading it, but the ending left me quite unsatisfied, and after having some time away to think about it, I’m not entirely sure I like the main character very much. He’s kinda really manipulative. Read at your own risk.

Proxy by Alex London - Sydney “Syd” Carton is a proxy. Rescued from the wastelands as an infant, his debt to the city was bought by a huge corporation that sells the lives of orphans like him to various rich and powerful people, who buy them as scapegoats for their own children. Syd’s patron, Knox Brindle, is exactly the rebellious, asshole bad boy that every proxy dreads. When Knox breaks an expensive vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox crashes a car, Syd is forced to donate a dangerous amount of blood to keep him alive. When a girl dies because of Knox’s aforementioned car crash…Syd gets the death penalty. His mad attempt to flee his fate leads to the accidental kidnapping of his patron and has the two of them branded as terrorists, leading to a crazy, cross-country chase that will change their entire world as they know it.

This book. Is literally one of my favourite books in the entire fucking world. Hands down the best dystopia book I’ve ever read. The characters are absolutely fantastic, the character development is fucking amazing (Knox somehow ended up becoming my fav character???), the world is rich and vibrant, and the book is beautiful and thrilling and utterly heartbreaking. If you read just one book from this entire list, let it be this one. It also has a sequel, for those of you interested, though I haven’t read it (and don’t plan on it either), so I can’t really vouch for it.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan - When two boys from completely different social circles and personalities somehow stumble across each other on one mutually crappy night, their shared name brings both their lives careening together in a strange, complicated, and downright frustrating way.

This one….was kinda dark. It was funny, because one of the Will Graysons is an edgy lil emo kid who thinks strictly in lowercase and writes angsty poetry and he’s absolutely adorable. But it also addresses some very real hardships and struggles that both gay and straight teens have to face. 

Steam, part 1

A/N:  Thanks as always to my brilliant betas:  @little-black-dress-24, @emulateharry and @niallandharrymakemestrong!  Couldn’t do this without their ongoing support and encouragement.  

“Excuse me,” you mutter, as you push aside the young men and women to get to the gym entrance.   Shouldering the next person gently aside as you approach the gym door, you hear an “Oi!” in return as he moves his gym bag, but you don’t stop to acknowledge the voice.  He notices you, the way you move, and the way you casually ignore the situation.  “Excuse me,” you respond wearily.  

Harry pauses in signing autographs to check you out.  Today, you saw a string of patients, and your shoulders are weighed down by their troubled souls.  Your grey pencil skirt, black knit shirt, and high heeled black ankle boots mask the heaviness of your spirit as you stride with purpose.  He can’t help but observe the sway of your ass in that skirt as your heels make it wiggle from side to side, although it’s mostly your exhaustion and the fact that your feet hurt that moves your hips rather than any desire to be seductive.  His mouth and throat dry as he watches you reach for the gym door handle, shifting your bag higher on your left shoulder, pulling open the door with your right hand.  Inside his jeans, he feels his cock twitch; the woman standing in front of him prods him with a salty “Sign it to Char, please,” as she flashes him a look at her cleavage in the push-up bra and low-cut shirt, drawing his attention back to the crowd around him.  Why he bothered to start signing shit tonight escapes him at the moment.  Now he’ll never get his full workout in.  Taking a deep breath, he tells the group, “I’ll sign five more, and that’s it.”  Over the years he’s learned to set boundaries.

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The Worlds Greatest Detective

Pairing: Bruce Wayne x Reader

Request: Hey there:) can I request something where Bruce comes back from patrol frustrated because the trail he was tracking went cold or something so the reader helps him blow off some steam? Can it be a little smutty please? Thanks;)

Description: After going on a wild goose chase with none other than The Riddler, Bruce returns frustrated and defeated. Y/N attempts to make her lover feel better, but only one thing can make him feel like himself and clear his mind. 

Smut: yep! 

Words: 2266

Requests are open!

Masterlist

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Climbing [M]

Pairings: Reader X Hoseok

Genre: Smut

Word Count: 5086

Summary: An embarrassing moment from your past comes back to haunt you in the form of one of your cousin’s neighbours, Jung Hoseok.

A/N:  Jung Hoseok is that one guy who will come for your entire life and you would still return from the dead to ask if he needed anything else. So in honour of the birth of everyone’s favourite murderous golden hyung, here’s a long-ass fic and some good ol’ smutty smut smut. 

Our Masterlist

Originally posted by jaayhope

“Okay, where? I don’t see-”

“There. Right there. There’s the top of one of their heads.”

“Where?”

“Look down – no, don’t get up they’ll see you. There, do you see him? Do you see them all?”

You crouch awkwardly behind the curtain, peering out of your cousin’s window and into the street below. You can just about make out the front door of her building opening before four men spill out onto the sidewalk.

You grin at how loud they are: they’re all speaking over each other and the calm, accepting way they seem to be going about it makes you think that this is their standard way of communicating.

“Which is the one is Nina obsessed with?” you ask, your eyes darting between them. “And how it is possible that they are all so good-looking?”

One is slightly taller than the rest, with perfectly upswept hair. The shortest one is pale with an expressionless face and a disinterested air about him. Next to him towers a sweet-faced kid wearing a cap. The fourth one is hidden behind the rest but something about him tickles at the back of your mind and you squint down at him, trying to make his features.

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My Response to Jashi (Jack and Ashi) being canon.

 Hey guys, it’s yours truly, WILL HERE!!!!!!!!

So today is definitely going to be a controversial post.

I am going to cover the controversial topic of Samurai Jack.

More specifically, Jack and Ashi becoming a canon couple.

So this comes from Samurai Jack, season 5 episode 8 entitled, “XCVI”.

So… I gotta say this first. This reminds me of the whole controversy with Steven Universe’s storyboard artist, Lauren Zuke, getting harassed online for shipping a couple.

So the same comes to here. 

People just outright hate this show all of the sudden because Jack and Ashi becoming an official couple. 

So what are my thoughts on it? I support this ship!!!!!! 

I legitimately do not understand why all of you guys are bashing this show? Seriously?

I know that many people don’t like them being a couple because they wanted a more father-daughter relationship. That is fine!!! 

But if you guys don’t like the ship and you all of the sudden hate the show now, after watching it for many years… then you are not a true fan of the show.

A true fan of the show has likes and dislikes of the show they are watching, but will stand by the creators, cast, etc. no matter what! 


Like for example, I did not like Regular Show’s eighth season, I thought it was stupid. But I am not going to just dislike the whole show just because of one season, I love the earlier seasons and I love the characters.

And all of you “fans” have the balls to say you do not like the ENTIRE SHOW … just because of one episode?! Come one! 

https://twitter.com/robo_friend/status/861222025301557250

I have done some research and I am going to tell you guys some of the notable complaints.

“Samurai Jack is a pedophile!!!”

Okay, here is my response you illiterate haters! Pedophile is defined as “an adult male who is sexually attracted to children.”

So yes, Jack is older than Ashi. But … we have no idea how old Ashi is, maybe mid 20s to early 30s.

Second, Jack is immortal. 

But Ashi is not a child. She is an adult woman who knows a lot of fighting skills, an assassin basically and has been raised by Aku for many years! 

Jack is a samurai who has been immortal for over 100 years, has faced Aku, and many other enemies … alone!!! 

They have been fighting for decades and THEY BOTH love each other! Jack is not a pedophile if Ashi loves him back! 

There are more complaints, but there are many posts regarding this issue! 

Yes, the development of their romance should have been longer, but at least there was development.

Ashi never wanted to date Jack at first, she was told, along with her sisters, to murder him!!! 


(Credit goes to AnimeFan4Ever on Youtube).

So then a few episodes later, “XCV”, Ashi attempted to kill Jack! 

There were also many hints! Like this one from the same episode!


(Credit to Mister Gum on Youtube).

I think from the same episode they saw the two deer kissing, resembling Jack and Ashi kissing.

And Ashi said at one of the episodes, “Are you expecting a kiss?!” 

So this here proves my point that there were hints scattered throughout season 5 and there was development.

This development started because in “XCV” when Ashi was telling Jack that he would die, Jack was confused as to why she would even think that! So he was helping her realize that Aku is not good. So Ashi is a developed character, with interesting and heartbreaking backstory, and can kick anyone’s ass! 

These two have been alone for so long that they grew an attachment to one another and they develop feelings for each other romantically! 

It is called an ARC!!!! 

So yeah! Love has no boundaries! LOVE IS LOVE!!!!

Me and other people support this ship! 

Also! 

There are other examples that show old male characters either dating young female characters or a old male character is shipped with a young female character because of their chemistry together!

Observe! 

That is my take.

*drops mic and leaves*

Astrology of Venus

Her many faces, and her whole

In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names. Mortimer Adler


Most who find themselves drawn to astrology very quickly learn of Venus and her role in determining one’s identity. She is the heavenly body of love, sentimentality, pleasure, art, and happiness. In the natal chart, the house and sign she resides in shows how one approaches relationships, what they seek in a partner, and what appeals to our senses in general. For these reasons, she is one of the main heavenly bodies acknowledged in synastry, the art of relationship astrology, and yet she is not the only one of her kind.

Venus is not alone, she is joined by sister asteroids and small planets that add facets to the Venusian aspect of our identities. Aphrodite, Astarte, and Ishtar are her counterparts - her sisters, her other identities. In this article, these different “facets” of Venus will be explored, along with the influence they have in the natal chart.

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My OCs ; Ebb

Ebb is a mermaid, from a tribe that used to live in the Pacific Ocean. She’s an only child, who grew up in a loving family and had a normal life. Despite only being 14, she is considered an adult in the mermaid society, and before she left home she was learning to become a hunter gatherer of materials such as seaweed and coral, and catching fish. She was also engaged to be married; an arranged marriage by her parents since she was born, since their society has a class system and Ebb was marry a man in the class above her family. Instead of rings, the mermaids propose with the most beautiful shells they can find, and despite no longer living in the ocean, Ebb still has her shell and wears it as a necklace.

Due to the high value of mermaid scales, and the prices a live one can be sold for among humans, on occasion Ebb’s tribe would have to deal with pirates attempting to capture unsuspecting mermaids. One day, an entire fleet of pirate ships attacked the mermaid city, and either captured or killed all of the mermaids they could. Ebb was lucky enough to escape, but to this day still has no idea what happened to her parents or the rest of her people. She assumes them all to be dead.

Fleeing from the pirates, Ebb made her way to an inlet of a large river running into the mainland. It was here she found shelter, out of the reach of the pirate ships. Unknown to her at the time, when Ebb leaves the water and her tail completely dries, it transforms into a pair of legs so she can walk on land. Her first experience of this was when she was washed up on the side of the river, exhausted and not moving. As with all mermaids, they have a close connection to nature and animals, and even though she has never met a land creature before, it was a deer that had come from the surrounding forest to get a drink that pulled her out of the water and onto the shore. When she woke up, Ebb found she had legs, and learned to walk from the deer that saved her.

Too afraid to return to the ocean, Ebb has lived in the forest ever since; building herself a treehouse so she can keep watch on the river from her home. Kage (who you can read about here) was the first non-pirate person she ever met, and despite lashing out at him at first, they quickly became friends, and are still best friends to this day. Despite still being timid when first meeting new people, she trusts a lot more in humans now than when she thought they were all like the pirates.

Ebb is a happy-go-lucky type of gal. As well as being a friend to animals, she can also speak to water creatures, and often claims to have made new fish friends in the river whenever she goes for a swim. To anyone that doesn’t know her she comes across as odd and almost alien, because she’s fascinated with everything human-made that she’s never seen before, and is pretty lost most of the time. Despite generally being a happy, spontaneous person, Ebb has unshakable morals that were taught to her by her people, and will fight with everything she’s got for what she believes in. She’s also known for taking temper tantrums when people treat her like a child.

In Kage’s opinion, Ebb makes the best sushi he’s ever tasted, which is a massive compliment considering that’s the only food he’ll eat. Since birth Ebb has had three small barnacles on her face, under her left eye. These are a mark of her class within the mermaid community, with one barnacle being royals, two being aristocrats, three being commoners and four & more being lower class, or criminal. By mermaid standards she is also an “okay” looking girl, which is determined by how many colours of scales she has on her tail. The most beautiful of mermaids have two or more distinct colours, and mermaids like Ebb only have a gradient of colour (her tail is orange at her body, and goes down to yellow at the end). In human terms she’s a fairly attractive young girl; the only difference being her barnacles, and instead of having body hair she has scales (except her eyebrows and actual head hair). She has unusually large, almond shaped eyes, and gills on her neck. Ebb also has a trill to her voice that almost makes it sound like she’s singing when she speaks.

Single Parent AU (3) Masterlist

part one, part two

A Blessing In Child Form - thosewriterdreams

Summary: Basically, Dan’s daughter makes him buy a flower and give it to a stranger at the park.

Blind Dates Never Work Out! (ao3) - apieformydean

Summary: “hey we hooked up last night and it turns out you are my childs teacher” au.

Bonding Over Injuries - irphanfic

Summary: Evan Lester and Millie Howell have hated each other for who knows how long and so do their dads; until Millie gets injured. How will the two adults adapt to their kids’ new friendship after being enemies for so long?

Early (ao3) - mettgabb

Summary: Phil’s daughter tries to find her birth father.

Family of Three - darling-phil

Summary: When Phil moves in with Dan and his son Eddie, they expect him to warm up to the tattooed man pretty quickly. However, when months pass with the boy only retreating further into his shell, Phil has to deal with the challenges of looking after a kid who’d rather ignore his presence. Single Parent!Dan AU

Family’s What You Make of It - snowbunnylester

Summary: It starts when Dan stumbles through the door of his two bedroom flat with an attractive stranger attached to his mouth, and it ends with, well… a family. Or, the one where Dan is a single father of a three year old, who intends for Phil to be nothing more than a one night stand until he see’s him interact with his daughter for the first time.

Helping Your Soul - irphanfic

Summary: Phil Lester is a single dad struggling to give his daughter Olivia the best life she could have. What happens when Billie Howell (Olivia’s best friend) and his dad enter their life in more ways that one can imagine?  

Lavender Lambs And Pacifiers - howellesterfics

Summary: Dan has a secret, and it’s more of a someone, rather than a something. Maybe he should learn to be more careful with the evidence when his mother babysits Noah.

Like Father, Like Son (ao3) - INeverHadMyInternetPhase

Summary: Phil is a good teacher, he is. He just can’t control Samuel Howell. And turns out he can’t control Samuel Howell’s single dad, either. (Or, the one where Dan’s a single dad and a bad influence, and Phil’s the teacher who has to deal with the consequences)

Meet Me Halfway - howellesterfics

Summary: Dan is a single parent, and unknowingly has a one night stand with his son’s teacher before the first day of school.

Never Enough (ao3) - pasteldanhowells

Summary: Dan is a single father who is hardworking but is never appreciated by his son and they don’t get along with each other, and he eventually meets Phil and slowly but surely falls in love with him.

Part Of The Family - pasteldanhowells

Summary: After being divorced, Phil quickly hired a nanny to help watch over his two twins while he worked. After working for Phil for a year, both Dan and Phil realized that they really needed each other.

Piano Teacher - pasteldanhowells

Summary: In which Phil’s son is a clever little boy and manages to get Dan, his piano teacher, to go on a date with his father, who has been single for over four years and hasn’t been on a date in those four years.

Second Chances, New Beginnings - pasteldanhowells, phancywork

Summary: Phil is a primary school teacher, Dan is a radio presenter and they’ve adopted a child together. Now they’re split up though and Dan faces the struggles of being a single dad while also having to deal with seeing Phil every time he takes his daughter to school.

Up With The Birds - irphanfic

Summary: Dan is a single parent and he decides that his son Theo and him need to move into a new house. What will happen in the new neighbourhood?

What I Wouldn’t Do (ao3) - wordsofphandom (KathleenCaitlyn)

Summary: At a book signing, Phil, a succesful author of children’s books, meets the five-year-old Dylan and his gorgeous single father Dan. Though they are instantly drawn to each other, certain issues, let alone a lively five-year-old complicate things for Dan and Phil, and they have to find out just what they would - or wouldn’t do, to be together.

When The Time Is Right I’ll Make It Happen - sleeplessnightwithphan

Summary: Phil should have known that him attempting any sort of physical activity wouldn’t end well. He watched in horror as the lump of snow completely missed his son’s head and landed a bit further to the left… on the head of someone walking there.

Where’s Blanky? - phangirling-is-life

Summary: Dan is a teenage single father when he starts talking to Phil in 2009. He doesn’t tell Phil, but Phil finds out for himself when Dan comes to visit him and something falls out of his bag.

You Clearly Don’t Understand. Play You.

(Or: Things that everybody thinks make Sherlock canonically straight but they really really really don’t and why don’t you see that, because it’s so beautiful!!!)

Apologies to my Doctor-Who followers for this ongoing Sherlock intermezzo, but I just need to vent a little longer: I. Loved. Series. Four!!! 

In particular, I loved The Final Problem. I loved Sherlock calling John family, I loved the smashing of the casket, the touching of non-existent glass, the air plane metaphor, Mycroft outside his comfort zone, etcetera etcetera etcetera. I loved the whole bloody thing.  

But my favourite, favourite moment was the one when Eurus asks Sherlock to “play you”. And he plays the theme of The Woman. 

Because it is the bravest thing Sherlock has ever done. And it makes this moment incredibly powerful. 

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Chubby!Yuuri Masterlist

aint missin no meals queenbeetle

Summary: Viktor can’t help it. Yuuri’s leggings are so tight these days, and it’s so hard to focus on anything other than how his clothing shows off all his new curves in all the right ways.And yet his new dance leggings were somehow even more captivating- sleek, black and oh so fitted. They hug each twist and turn, every dip and curve of Yuuri’s lower half. Paired with the tight white tee-shirt he wears, Viktor can very, very much appreciate the gentle tapering of Yuuri’s soft waist and the indescribable outward flair of his hips. Paired so right with his plush thighs, it all adds to the deliciously pear shaped force to be reckoned with that is Yuuri Katsuki.

Art of Seduction Viktuurio

Summary: Viktor is attracted to pudgy thighs, stomach, chest, chubby cheeks and love handles. Yuuri is attracted to muscled arms and legs, a strong jaw and rocking abs. In other words they are perfect for each other, not just emotionally.In which they’re both retired and while Viktor continues to work out and keep his body sculpted, Yuuri is growing softer every month, which only gets nudged along with Viktor’s great cooking.

Beautiful future_fishy

Summary:  “Yuuri, how about you finish your food, then we go upstairs and I’ll show you how beautiful you are in front of the mirror, okay?”

Comforting Gestures -  Carli

Summary:  Yuuri is feeling self-conscious about gaining weight again but Victor is there to support him and cheer him up.0

Deserving Xyliandra

Summary:  When Yuuri confesses insecurity about his weight, Victor takes his time in showing Yuuri how beautiful he is.

Desired -  Viktuurio

Summary:  In which Viktor finds out he really loves his retired Yuuri on the large and chubby side.

Early Mornings -  mahoushoujos

Summary:  In which Victor wakes up earlier than usual and lists down a few things that he loves about Yuuri.

The Feeling of Your Skin, Locked In My Head  -  CalamityK

Summary: Yuuri’s skin is so smooth, and the tiny bit of added weight he gains in the off season makes him plush and malleable under Victor’s touch.

fixation crunchrapsupreme

Summary:  Yuuri lets himself indulge during off-seasons, his body becoming softer and more plush once again, and Victor is incredibly distracted by it.

Gordito favorito -  Zumaldo

Summary:  Víctor siempre amó, ama y amará el regordete cuerpo de Yuuri.

Hashtag Perfect phoenixwings

Summary:  Most days Yuuri’s okay with his body, he really is. It’s a capable body that’s allowed him to skate, to win, to love. It enables him to hold Victor close, to teach the beginning skating class at the rink which he loves doing, to cook and cuddle and care. But sometimes the insecurity that was ever-present in his youth creeps back in and hits him tenfold when he thinks about how much his body has changed.

In Celebration of an Off-Season -   rougeandtonic

Summary: “Your coach thinks you’ve worked hard this year. He thinks you deserve to relax.”“And what does my fiance think?” Yuuri asks.Victor smirks mischievously and says, “Well, your fiance is looking forward to seeing your belly again.”

Keep Your Eyes On Me pensversusswords

Summary:  Viktor wouldn’t change a single thing about Yuuri.

Look At You ruru_u

Summary:  After retiring from the professional circuit, Yuuri finds that keeping his weight in check is next to impossible. With self-consciousness causing him to withdraw overtime, his husband desperately wants to show him how attractive he still is.

The Married Life - wbtrashking

Summary:  Victor is fond of spending a lot of time admiring Yuuri’s body in their bedroom after they get married and retire.

no small thing sublime_jumbles

Summary:  Yuuri wants that old feeling back, that sense of peace with his body. He misses that fondness, the way that being chubby felt comfortable, reliable, in a way that being thin never has. Thin is precarious, and it always gives way to softness in the end.

Often -  MickieJae

Summary:  Yuuri worries about his weight, Victor eats him out

Poke -  popcornnikiforov

Summary:  Yuuri has a bit of a dilemma at the moment… He loves katsudon. Katsudon has a lot of calories. He desperately needs to lose weight. He gains weight easily. Victor won’t stop feeding him katsudon.

Pudgy Goodness -  scatteredlettuce

Summary:  Yuuri has a hard time getting ready for a date with Victor, he can’t get on his pants..Cuteness and smut ensues. You can totally just read the first part, the smut isn’t that important

Reassurance -  PrussianVenom

Summary: Yuuri tried so hard to get rid of the weight, but its just not coming off. Its hard for Yuuri to deal with, especially with a routine like eros, Viktor attempts to tell him hes still perfect for it, Yuuri disagrees. A fat slob like him has absolutely no sex appeal at all.Viktor shows him otherwise.

Soft Like Satin garbage_dono

Summary:  Yuuri works up the courage to surprise Victor on their anniversary.

WHO IS CHIHOKO? pensversusswords

Summary:  Drabbles inspired by the Yuri on Stage event announcements. Viktor and Yuuri are jealous husbands, Seunggil is affectionate when drunk, and Viktor loves Yuuri’s off season tummy. All is good in the world.

Winter Weight future_fishy

Summary:  Yuuri had once mentioned to Viktor that he always gained weight in the winter, and now, curled up with Yuuri after having dinner with Yuuri’s parents, Viktor could see what he meant.

Ereri/Riren Fanfiction Rec List (Updated!)

This is a huge list. Like wow. This took a while.  Anyway, these are all really amazing fanfics, and y’all should check them out.  As you may be able to tell, once I find an author I like, I tend to read everything they wrote. Also, I know that a lot of these are present on other rec lists, but that’s because they’re just that awesome so I had to include them. I know that lots of these are available on both AO3 and FFN, but I just linked them to whichever site I read it on first. This list will be updated as I find new fics, cause there are just so many wonderful fics and authors for this pairing. 

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These are all AU for some reason.  I did not intend for this to happen but whatever. Less tagging for me.

Freedom of the Press- kylar04- 196k- M

Soccer player!Levi and hemophiliac college student!Eren. It’s so cute, full of drama and angst and fluff and wonderfulness. 

Steered Straight- kylar04- 128k- M

Modern military AU. just amazing. And sad. And happy. And everything

Shattered Facade- kylar04- 45k- M

Abusive relationship AU.  Really sad but sweet.

Rebellious Nobodies- PrincessSmutButt- 122k- M

College AU. This one freaked me out a lot but I’m not really sure why, so I guess just nonspecific TW. Unexpected ending and lots of emotional pain.

Crash- ObdurateSinner- 201k- M

The one where they’re both pilots. One of the first ereri fanfics I read and one of my favs.  TW for plane crash.

Danger Line- lunatrancy- 117k- M

Police officer!Eren and Mafia boss!Levi.  Lots of action and angst. It’s wicked awesome.

The Wolf and the Bat- hidansbabe503- 119k- M

Vampire!Eren and werewolf!Levi.  LOADS of errors and weird confusing dialogue where the person’s reaction to a sentence is right next to the sentence so it looks like that character said the sentence but they didn’t.  You’ll see what I mean.  Very sweet college AU anyway.

A Forged Wedding- mistyhollowdrummer- 202k- M

Levi asks Eren to marry him for a month.  TW for referenced child abuse. Some words or sentences that don’t make sense but great story nonetheless.

Threads of a Fairytale- lunatrancy- 88k- M

Cursed prince!Levi and poor farm boy!Eren. All the fairy tails and its adorable.

Sugar on Top- lunatrancy- 123k- M

Sugar daddy AU.  Not as creepy as I thought, with a mildly confusing plot twist at the end.

Temporary Mistake, Permanent Fix- Chappy-the-Bunny- 149k- T

Tattoo shop AU.  Interesting characterization and great story.

Feathers and Follies- Chappy-the-Bunny- 185k- T

Really really cool take on reincarnation AU.  Angel!Eren is the best thing ever.

A World of Our Own- LittleGreenPuppy- 187k- T

Modern arranged marriage. SO CUTE.  A bit of angst but not overwhelming.


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Glitter, Glamour, and Ties- LiveToLie- M

Stripper AU.  Not really what I was expecting but it’s great.

The Change You Wish to See- mistyhollowdrummer- T

Eren is deaf and Levi works at a bookstore. So much fluff.

Why The Fuck Not?- HolyShitIt’sSenpai- M

High school AU.  Levi’s a badboy and it’s funny.


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Louder Than Words- TheArtOfWar- 142k- AU- E

Okay I tried reading this a while ago and wasn’t into, but I tried again yesterday and holy shiitake mushrooms. Read it. Really graphic violence.

Monster- loveatfirstsight- 48k- AU- E

Mental institution AU. Not the most realistic portrayal of things but idrk. It’s interesting and well-written.

Come in with the Rain- itsaroosterteeththing- 41k- AU- M

Super ridiculously fluffy teachers AU and I just want to snuggle them but they’re not real *cries*

1994- Vee- 124k- AU- E

90′s AU and it’s so freaking good. 

The Talk- WhiteSilverandMercury- 109k- AU- E

Hands down best stripper!Eren AU I’ve read. Super well-written and the plot twist at the end will fuck you up real bad.

Stowaway- OneWhoSitsWithTurtles- 30k- AU- E

Pirate Captain Levi because what more could you possibly want.

10 Years- appleapple- 25k- Canon- E

Ten years after the war, Eren returns to find the world has moved on.

Hey Lover- wasterella- 228k- AU- NR

Eren is sick of being teased for not having a girlfriend, so he finds a site that gives the illusion that he has one. But Levi is not a girl, and this might be a problem. 

The Intern- Lutte- 399k- AU- E

High school (sorta) AU.  Check trigger warnings.  Much angst but so good.

Beyond The Walls- Light_Within_Darkness- 72k- Canon- E

Wilderness survival.  Jean is just awkwardly there.

The Red Long Johns, Or “Be Sure to Dress In Layers”- shulkie- 30k-AU-E

The one where they’re both teachers chaperoning a camping trip.  So fluffy.

Wanderlust- Sabrinanikkol- 109k- AU- E

Eren gets set up as Levi’s ‘travel buddy’.  They go to France.  Fun.

It’s Funny Because Eren Can’t Read- BlakeBrolovski- 109k- Canon- E

Eren can’t read. Second person POV omg it’s weird but cool.

Placing Faith- OneWhoSitsWithTurtles- 155k- Canon-ish- E

The one where 20 year old Levi adopts 8 year old Eren. So ridiculously sweet.

A Sound Like Breaking Glass- mongoose_bite- 53k- Canon-ish- E

Where they all live by the ocean and Eren longs to join Captain Levi’s ship. Right? Slightly confusing but cool once you figure it out.

Fireside- twisting_vine- 37k- AU- E

Modern Canada AU. The one where Levi’s car breaks down and he has to stay with friendly neighborhood farm boy!Eren. So fluffy.

Holding Hands In The Rain- twisting_vine- 101k- AU- E

More modern Canada AU. Absolutely beautiful and well written. One of my favorites.

Art of War- catsonfire- 53k- AU- E

Modern AU where Levi and Eren are neighbors and have fun screwing with each other.  Figuratively and literally. Cute oneshot epilogue:  Tying Loose Ends

am- loveatfirstsight- 101k- AU E

Great story. Trigger warnings for mental health issues and a boatload of angst.

Junkyard Dogs- acidtowns- 70k- AU- E

Prison AU. Honestly kind of disturbing but in the way that you can’t put it down. TW for violence, mental health issues and obviously, prison.

Haute Couture Love- SailorHeichou- 123k- AU- E

Fashion AU.  LOTS of grammatical errors and weird capitalization of random common nouns, but cute story anyway. 

Deal With It- Corporal_Levi_cleans_my_house- 138k- AU- E

Sweet Omegaverse, one of the only good MPreg fics I’ve ever read.

Neither Tarnished Nor Afraid- mongoose_bite- 73k- AU- E

Cop!Levi and Vigilante!Eren.  Really interesting.

Epilogues Are Always Better Than Prologues- ninanna- 37k- AU- T

Publishing company AU.  Where Eren and Levi dated before and somehow end up at the same company. 

Night Drive- shotgunsinlace- 50k- AU- E

Levi is married(?) to Erwin, but no one seems to care.  Plot twist.

Warm Water- KeroseneShowers- 35k- Canon- E

Levi’s shower breaks. Eren attempts to fix it. 

Grounded- appleapple- 22k- Canon- M

Eren gets grounded for a year when he gets drunk and destroys a bunch of stuff.  Cute.

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Sometimes Things Turn Out For The Best- Resmiranda- AU- E

Levi is Armin’s editor and lil mushroom plays matchmaker with his editor and his roommate. Really gud.

Just My Luck- SecretGhostGirl- AU- M

Levi is Mikasa’s boyfriend and Eren has a crush.

Ein Riese, der Fliegen Wollte- Closet_Cleaner- Canon-ish- E

Eren is not a human that can turn into a titan, but instead a titan that can turn into a human. Really interesting and well-written.

What’s Eating You?- TheSpazzBot- AU- M

I thought this was about vampires and I was *mostly* wrong. This fic is amazing.

Misread- sciencefictioness- AU- E 

Eren has depression and Levi is his boss and they’re both just trying to figure their lives out. Pretty realistic, I think.

The Strange and the Usual- lalazee- AU- E

Levi owns a halfway house for possession victims. Confusing but really good.

Red Heat- Sciencefictioness- AU- E

Probably the best Omegaverse AU I’ve read.  Lots of action and violence.

The Stag in the Dark- shulkie- AU- T

Knitting AU. I didn’t know a knitting AU was a thing but it is and it’s great.

Under The Bed- Corporal_Levi_cleans_my_house- AU- E

Demon!Eren.  There is a portal to Hell. Excellent. 

Shotgun Blues- Corporal_Levi_cleans_my_house- AU- M

Hitman!Levi and photojournalist!Eren.  Awesome. 

Everytime I Poop, I Think Of You- suckaknob- AU- M

Levi and Eren get drunk. And married.  Hilarious. 

Demons and Darkness- Sciencefictioness- AU- E

Demon AU. Obviously. Very interesting.  Violence.

One Shots

Okay I’m a little weird but I consider anything that’s completed with under 20k words a oneshot. So don’t be surprised if some of these have like 12 chapters. These are all on Ao3 by the way.  

Uber Attraction- MicellaneousShenanigans- 1k- AU- NR

“The Uber driver Eren one-shot you didn’t know you needed.”

Acute Myocardial Infarction- missmichellebelle- 14k- AU- G

Doctor! Levi and Eren is so adorable oml. 

Bon Anniversaire, Mon Cheri- Opulence- 8k- Canon- T

*cries*

Be Good for Me- TheSpazzBot- 15k- AU- E

This is just PWP but its really good PWP.

No-Smoke, No-Gamble-  PresquePommes- 9k- AU- M

Eren is fob from Germany and his inability to English is kawaii as fuck.

Don’t worry I’m weak to you- myoue- 6k- AU- E

Delivery boy!Eren gets stuck in Levi’s apartment during a storm.

Heart of Ink- OnewhoSitsWIthTurtles- 15k- AU- E

Because we all need another tattoo parlor AU, right? 

My Home Is Where Your Heart Is- bfketh- 14k- AU- E

Levi is needs a babysitter for his daughter Mikasa and Eren seems like the right guy for the job. Adorable.

beyond the sea- TheSpazzBott- 12k- AU- E

Merman AU. Really cute. 

Last Customer- mongoose_bite- 5k- Canon- E

After the war,  Levi owns a coffee shop. Such fluff.

Don’t Speak Against the Sun- appleapple- 18k- Canon- M

Erwin thinks Levi and Eren are spending too much time together.  Such a beautiful story. 

Strike Twice- shulkie- 9k- AU- T

At Mikasa’s wedding Eren is tasked with keeping Levi there until cake. Funny and cute.

Hit or Miss- Monsoon- 4k- AU- M

Levi is an assassin who just broke his cardinal rule.  Funny.

Trump-l’œil- appleapple- 11k- Canon- M

He has never minded the bitterness at the bottom of the cup. Wonderful.

meeting people is easy- foreverautumn- 4k- AU- NR

Super sweet and funny. Read it twice and it’s even funnier.

Give The Dog a Bone®- TheSpazzBot- 16k

Hilarious modern AU where Levi’s dog likes Eren a little too much.

The World Has It’s Shine- catsonfire- 7k- AU- T

Another coffee shop AU. There can never be too many.

Grind- TheSpazzBot- 14k- AU- M

Levi owns a tea shop and Eren owns a coffee shop. They become arch nemeses. Funny modern AU.

Bemused!- mongoose_bite- 8k- AU- T

Really interesting idea and super cute story.

Of Mistletoe and Shitty Fake Boyfriends- TheSpazzBot- 13k- AU- T

The one where they pretend to be dating. 

Blackbird- inkshaming- 9k- Canon- NR

After the war. Absolutely beautiful story.

Christmas at the Ackermans- zhedang- 8k- AU- T

Levi is Mikasa’s cousin and Eren has to pick him up at the airport. Sweet and festive.

[request] [scenario] everything is fine

Originally posted by seungkvvan

((yes hello @appascoups i love u too !! why do all my cheol writings have so much grease & kissing i have……. no words)) 

Title: everything is fine 

Member: seungcheol

Genre: fluff // slightly suggestive 

Word Count: 1135

Everything is fine.

Probably.

The dorm is finally quiet, for once, and it doesn’t reek of day-old takeout or burnt rice, courtesy of Seungkwan’s failed attempt to cook a few days ago.

All it took to get all twelve of them out of the dorm was a flash of his credit card, which was a mistake, given that the group eats ten times more than the average human. He knows he’ll regret it later when it comes time to repay it, but that’s not now.

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