this is my favorite relationship dynamic

anonymous asked:

what's your fav sasunaru fic that You've written? There is a lot written for these two by so many people and i've read most of the good ones, but so many of them become OOC or give Sasuke no character development with Naruto already perfect. They're supposed to be equals but i've yet to find a fic that did that justice. Canon didn't either. And you've done so many amazing characterizations that i'd love to know if you have any head-canons for these two.

I’m not entirely sure it counts, but Self Machine is probably it - there are only 3 chapters posted, but I have large swathes of it written, and their interactions there are some of my favorite. If we’re talking stuff that’s already been published, either Stormborn or Clarity for vastly different reasons. Stormborn because it’s a reversal of canon where Sasuke chases Naruto, and that dynamic is a very interesting one. Clarity because it’s very much a broken, twisted relationship, and because Naruto spends the whole time chasing Sasuke’s ghost, rather than Sasuke himself, and Naruto without the chance of finding Sasuke is someone very different than in canon. 

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PERALTIAGO APPRECIATION WEEK | Day 2: Favorite Funny Moments
That’s one of my least favorite roles that women fill on TV shows — the killjoy who tells the goofy fun guy to knock it off. We consciously tried to avoid that dynamic — we had them like each other, treat each other like peers, seek advice from each other, and (maybe most importantly) we made them both screw up a lot, albeit in different ways. Melissa and Andy make it easy, though, by playing their scenes not like “fun-time Charlie and his mean schoolmarm watchdog” but like two real humans who tease each other. - Michael Schur on Amy’s relationship with Jake

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clique six dynamics (as ranked by my followers): #5 - maya hart & riley matthews 

you are my extraordinary relationship, maya. // i’d rather be a fool with you than be anything without you. 

People may mock the name Bughead

But at least it’s an established long time recognized ship name for Betty and Jughead (platonic or otherwise) since it was formed from the comics and not from the Riverdale TV show. 

Before the show, there’s hardly any pairing name coined for Betty/Archie, Betty/Veronica but there’s already a long established Betty/Jughead Bughead fanfic archive on ff.net since 2010. 

Bugheads: Jughead & Betty  // https://www.fanfiction.net/community/Bugheads-Jughead-Betty/87036/ 

Betty/Jughead ff.net search

Well, if some still havent’ warmed up to the name, we could also coin another name for the Betty/Jughead pairing, be it platonic or otherwise, and my suggestion is Blue & Gold. ;)

Some fanfiction.net recommendations that are really well written and my all time favorites: 

✎ Playlist Amour By: ElfPrincessKitty  ❧ Betty slowly begins to realize that there are only so many times one can have their heart broken before there are too many pieces to pick up alone. Jughead begins to understand that a constant supply of food isn’t the only thing he needs in his life.  //  This is one of my all time favorites, particularly of how they didn’t make the Betty/Jughead dynamic too OOC….and it’s the most realistic potential progression for how Betty and Jughead’s relationship might evolve….. it’s incomplete but it’s definitely a must read if you’re a fan of Bughead. It has 32 Chapters so it’s pretty satisfying read….albeit still incomplete.

✎ Of Peculiar Hats and Pretty Blondes  By: Drowning.Octopus  ❧ Jughead and Betty are best friends, but that’s just not enough for him. What happens between the two of them when Archie’s out of the picture? And what the hell does “best friends” mean, anyway? Complete. // Another great one with cute interpretation of how Betty/Jughead may interact with underlying feelings….Check it out

✎ We Can Be As Big As Dinosaurs By: Drowning.Octopus  ❧ Jughead has a secret and he’s never told anyone. Betty’s always been hung up on Archie, so when she tries to break ties with him, maybe it’ll be time for Jughead to finally spill his guts-among other things. Resumed! (6/5/14)    // A really funny bughead fic with great sassy banter….but beware the M rating. xD

Morbid Curiosity By: amaretto and cokeTrying to help salvage Betty’s feelings after Archie ditches her yet again, Jughead offers to escort her to the prom. But when push comes to shove, will the renowned womanhater keep his promise?

Next Time By: Naoko Asakura ❧ Jughead eats. Betty cooks. He remembers how much she means to him. She remembers that sometimes, the best things in life are right under your nose.

✎ Kisses That Taste Like Chocolates and Cherries By: The blackdash  ❧ “Kiss me,” she said to him and he was honestly caught off guard. He then wondered if Betty Cooper had become insane.  // This is a funny fluff piece that’s pretty entertaining to read on how it’s like to kiss Jughead.

✎ Crossroads By: Orangeade❧ How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man? Jughead x Betty - V.2 up! // This one is pretty intense…and how it’ll be like if the gang grew up and grew apart….but there’s always something underlying between B & J.

✎ At Last By: Gethsemane ❧ Juggie muses on a certain special someone from high school. A Jughead story. // An interesting take of Bughead in teenhood and adulthood. Check it out.

Dry Run By: Naoko Asakura ❧   (B/J) She drew a line and offered to let him cross it. dry run: noun (informal) - a practice event that is done to prepare for the actual event that will happen in the future.  // This is too cute.

Riverdale: Changes By: Lzsmith8❧   Riverdale is about to see some changes! Will Jughead Jones realizes that a certain blonde friend means more to him than keeping up his girl-hating image? Will Betty Cooper discover where her heart really lies?

anonymous asked:

For friends turned into lovers, how would I show that one of the friends likes the other without saying "he realized he likes her" ? How do I show it without being so direct?

Thanks for your question, love!  I love friends-to-lovers <3  It’s probably one of my favorite romance dynamics – like 90 out of my 100 OTPs are friends-to-lovers.

Originally posted by lizzingtonshipper

But there are a lot of these kinds of relationships that I don’t like, too, and it’s for the reason you’re stating.  They’re over-direct, and obvious, and unrealistic.  Two people don’t just go from a platonic place to, “Whoa, I guess I’m in love and never noticed.”

There are two ways to remedy this.  The first is to keep their friendship a little flirtatious in the first place, which is something we see with Andy and April from Parks and Rec, and Jim and Pam from The Office.  Though these two couples both began as strictly friends (and in both situations, one of the two people was in another relationship), they had a hint of attraction toward each other, whether it be purely physical or deeper feelings.  There was something there that you could sense – something palpable, so that when the relationship developed, you could go, “Oh, that makes sense.” 

You don’t have to do this, though.  There are other friends-to-lovers relationships that begin from a place of little or no attraction, like Monica and Chandler from Friends, or April and Jackson from Grey’s Anatomy.  In these cases, there was a particular instant of connection (in other words, a one-night stand) that caused them to view each other differently.  I’m kidding, though – it doesn’t have to be a one-night stand, and in fact, that’s kind of overplayed.  But any moment of connection, physical or emotional, can cause you to reevaluate someone’s role in your life.  Comfort over one another’s loss, a genuine display of friendship, or even a meaningless physical interaction (you know what I’m talking about, Community fans) can spark the random daily instances of, “Wow.  He has gorgeous eyes.” and, “She’s gonna be there, so I have to look nice.”

Overall, though, there are a few different ways to showcase (growing) affection without directly announcing romantic feelings.  Character A might:

  • Notice Character B’s looks, or reassess them from a romantic standpoint
  • Take sudden interest in Character B’s opinions, hobbies, or whereabouts
  • Engage in frequent conversation with Character B (often taking a passive listening role)
  • Feel more comfortable being themselves with Character B
  • Think about Character B while alone (”They would like this book,” “I wonder what they’d say about this,” “I hope they’ll be there.”)
  • Become more physically affectionate with Character B
  • Defend/explain Character B’s actions and intentions to others
  • Desire to improve themselves for Character B
  • Worry about Character B’s opinion of them
  • Have decreased romantic interest in anyone else (including current romantic partners)
  • Compare others to Character B (”My date isn’t as funny as she is,” “I’d be having a better time if he were here.”)
  • Rethink past interactions with Character B from a romantic standpoint
  • Ask other people for their opinion on Character B

Those are just a few ideas.  If you need more help, be sure to let us know!  Good luck :)

– Mod Joanna ♥️


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask us!

one of my favorite relationship dynamics is the charming, good-looking, charismatic, effortlessly cool character who is best friends with a character who seems like kind of a loser, like they’re not good-looking or cool at all, and not just best friends, like the “cool” character is basically obsessed with the “loser” character and would burn the world down for them, and no one gets it, but if anyone ever asked the cool character why they bother hanging out with the “loser” character, the cool character wouldn’t just get angry, they’d also be totally baffled, like, “What do you mean they don’t deserve to hang out with me, they’re the greatest person in the whole world and I don’t deserve to hang out with them!” and what nobody gets is that the “cool” character is a huge bundle of insecurities and the “loser” character is the only one who’s ever seen them let their guard down and loved them anyway

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Whatever happened to you, you have to come back to me. I need you. You are all I have. You are everything because I didn’t save you in that Metro station. You saved me. - Olivia Pope 

anonymous asked:

List of fav fanfics in bnha and hxh?

Oh my gosh, I have an excuse to point out the faves. So excited. 

:D

I’ll be forming a link for each fic I post and of course, tag the authors and link them to their page on AO3 as well. It’s muy importante. 

I’m leaving it to my top five picks because… it’s really hard to pick from the massive pool of talent-driven works I’ve read… honestly there are sooo many that I hold so close to my heart, but I can’t list them all here because I need to trust my ultimate favorites and, yeah.  

Also I’m only posting one favorite per author, because there are always multiple favorites with each writer but it helps narrow it all down if I do it this way. 

Oh, and these works that I have finished reading. So, if I haven’t finished the fic or haven’t read all of the chapters posted up to that point, then it’s not fair for me to call it a “complete favorite.” So stay tuned until the very end to see those other wonderful recommendations! (And I swear that I will finish them!)

YAY. FANFIC FAVE RECOMMENDATION TIME! 

MY FAVORITE HUNTER X HUNTER FANFICS

Report x Card by @olivemeister 

  • Okay. So. I think this is… probably my favorite oneshot work from the Hunter x Hunter fanfiction archive. This is just, absolutely phenomenal and heartbreaking and filled with angst and threads of hope and Killua and Gon are so interesting to observe through the eyes of multiple characters as tension and difficulties come into light. Oh, speaking of that, the level of suspense and buildup is just… ah. This is great, from beginning to end and I’ve read it dozens of times. 

Words That Water Flowers by @decembercamiecherries

  • I’ve definitely sung praises for this fic before, but it’s seriously, without a doubt, one of the most tightly written, creative Alternate Universe Killua/Gon stories. Killua and Gon’s relationship feels so raw and real, and the Hanahaki Disease is difficult to capture well in most settings, but I’m so glad that the concept behind this was taken in such an intriguing direction, and it allowed us into a very canon-like appreciation of Gon and Killua’s friendship/relationship. 

Lawfully Unwedded by @xyliane

  • I love this work mostly because of how believable it feels each time I read it. It’s mostly very sweet, but there’s a certain… candor, to it, that feels so refreshing when regarding the question on whether or not Killua and Gon would actually get married if they had the chance. I love the pacing, how the topic is handled, and I’m afraid if I say anything else it’ll spoil it. Please read it and leave lovely words behind for this talented writer.

Motor Scooters and Gelato by @fireolin

  • I never get tired of reading this story. I was honestly very torn between either posting this as my favorite from this author or Fireworks on Whale Island, which also displays this writer’s very sensible talents. The writing style is emotive, sensitive, and allows plenty of room to breathe, if that makes sense. You really feel every moment with Killua and Gon in this sweet, beautifully constructed piece. Honestly, reading this will make you just shine from the inside.

pro tempore by perennials

  • So. Um. There are many, and I mean many, works by this writer that are just jaw-dropping in the Hunter x Hunter fandom. I can’t even express how lovely everything they write is. But, I can only pick one per author… so, this one it is. Honestly, this story resonates with growing up, the angst and pain that radiates through Killua and Gon’s friendship, and so many more aspects of their relationship that come into light as they reunite as adults. The writing is marvelous and poetic and beautiful. I can’t recommend this enough. 

WORKS I LOVE THAT I HAVEN’T FINISHED YET | HUNTER X HUNTER

DNA by @killushawn

  • AH. I’M A HORRIBLE PERSON FOR NOT FINISHING THIS. I’ve listened to this heart-racing and solemn and wonderfully voice-acted piece almost to the very end, and that’s not a testament to Shawn’s talent because he’s brilliant. Now, this is the first audio fic I’ve ever listened to and if you haven’t listened to that many (or any) and are skeptical like I was, please give it a chance. The characterization of Killua in this is intriguing and different, and very refreshing. There’s so much passion and love put into this and you can feel it through each chapter/audio. 

one hundred by wartransmission

  • Okay, I love how this is written. I honestly do. I’ve read up to… chapter nine, or so, dozens of different times and kept trying to push through to the finish and just fell off for no other reason aside from my forgetfulness. This fic, though, I think, is honestly one of the best in the Hunter x Hunter archive. The characterization is interesting, especially with Gon, and I love how smooth the pacing and writing is and the take on each prompt is creative and fresh.

First Times by @murderxbaby

  • THIS. FIC. Is so… heavy. The pacing and the tension and the buildup are all brilliantly woven together, and I do realize that this story was actually recently completed. I’m planning on going through from the very beginning and reading it to the very end because it’s enthralling and wonderful, and I believe I stopped around the eighth chapter. Please, read this. It’s incredible.

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WOO. Alright. Now it’s time for Boku no Hero Academia. Damn. 

Alright. Here we go.

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MY FAVORITE MY HERO ACADEMIA FANFICS

Like the Moon by @osakakitty

  • Okay, so, um, it was really difficult to choose between this story and the equally masterful and wonderful character-driven piece, Make Every Moment Last. Both works are wonderful, but there’s something very raw and open about how she portrays the relationship between Katsuki and Izuku in her works, and… ah. Osakakitty has a fantastic, insightful view on these beloved characters and I adore how she writes Katsuki Bakugou especially. I can’t honestly praise this fic enough. Please read.

Falling by @soulestring

  • I think… nearly every person who likes BakuDeku/KatsuDeku knows about this story. This is, in my opinion, the BakuDeku fics of all BakuDeku fics, especially for first-time readers curious about the ship. It’s set in the canon universe and closely (with creative liberties taken of course) follows the main storyline of the manga/anime with a very intriguing look into the dynamic and “unrequited love” aspect of the Katsuki/Izuku relationship.

Incandescent Snow by Chicory

  • Okay, so, where do I even start with this? I love, and I mean, love, the concept behind this. This AU is so refreshing and unique and I love how in-character and tragic and angsty this story is, with outstanding imagery and themes that definitely border on the line of ambiguity and social construct. I love the questions raised in this story about relationships, family, and brotherhood. I personally consider it to be phenomenal and criminally underrated. Please read this.

For Want of Izuku’s Toe Joint by Talavin

  • This story is… for one, the amount of effort taken into capturing the elements of the original story and broadening the horizons within them in each chapter is worth mentioning on its own. I love the relationship between Izuku and Katsuki and their dynamic with the rest of their class, on top of how well the canon events are handled with a few twists thrown in there. Also, Izuku’s characterized very, very well in this, and I love that he stands equally with Katsuki. That’s honestly quite a rarity to find in fanfiction, and it’s something to behold.

How to Mend a Broken Soul by youwishyouwerethiscool

  • This is my favorite interpretation of the Soulmate AU that I’ve seen in the BNHA archive so far, especially with BakuDeku. I’m sure there are many exceptional ones under other ships, but… this is my list. Heh. Anyway, this is a wonderful fic with a great eye for characterization and detail, and it’s mostly from Katsuki’s perspective, which is great. I always love seeing different interpretations of his character and how he would handle being Izuku’s soulmate. This fic is wonderful.

WORKS I LOVE THAT I HAVEN’T FINISHED YET | BNHA

On The Run by Justaperson1718

  • I LOVE THIS STORY AND I WANT TO CATCH UP. It’s not even completed yet but I really love the dynamic between Katsuki and Izuku in this. This author has also written many other oneshots that I love and wanted to recommend but they would be out of my top five. Still, read Fascinating and Manage Me, and then go read THIS because it’s wonderful and action-packed and angsty and dramatic. All the good things. 

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READ. ALL. OF. THESE. 

*Dies*

anonymous asked:

Could you make a platonic otp au?

  • “Shhhhh. I just need somebody to hold me right now. Just wrap your arms around me and tell me that everything is going to be okay.” AU
  • After being separated for weeks, Characters A and B are finally reunited for the first time and the two of them are so overjoyed to see each other that they barely know what to do with themselves as they clutch each other and dance around. Their romantic partners, Character C and Character D, roll their eyes as they watch.
  • Characters A and B have never felt romantically attracted to the other, but they’ve always been there to support each other. When Character A breaks up with their romantic partner, Character B is right there to provide Character A with their favorite comfort food and a shoulder to cry on. 
  • “Oh snap! This flyer says that couples get a free appetizer or desert with any dinner purchase!! We’ve totally got to pretend like we’re dating now pleeeeease.” AU
  • Character A is definitely attracted to Character B, but because of Character B’s conflicting sexual/romantic orientation, the two of them have decided that they’re destined to just be platonic partners. This leads to the two of them having the inside joke of “no romo”. (“Here, I got your favorite coffee.” “Awwww, thanks. That’s so sweet. No romo though.” “Ew, yeah totally no romo.”)
  • Meeting through an online dating website, Character A and Character B get paired up for a date, but when meeting up for the first time, the two of them begin to feel like they wouldn’t work out well as romantic partners, but they would make one heck of a dynamic, platonic duo.
  • “How can you be so thick headed? I care about you, stupid! You’re one of my favorite people in my life! I love you! Just not in a romantic way! Like I want to come over to your house and cuddle you and make you food when you’re sad, just like, in a completely platonic way.” AU

The relationships between Yugi/Yami, Ryou/Bakura, and Malik/Yami Malik are easily my favorite part of Yuugiou series. I love the idea of two people sharing one body, one being the “light” half and the other being the “dark” half. I eventually want to draw something for all three groups, but Malik is my fav and I think his dynamic with Yami Malik is the most interesting of the three, so here we are.

Is this bronzeshipping? I dunno. I guess it could be?

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Stolen Glances - I have watched the series 8 episode TIME HEIST many times before. It’s one of my favorite Whoufaldi stories. However, this time I noticed something unusual.  When Twelve says the line “picture the thing you want most in the universe”, he quickly glances at Clara.  Nothing new there. What I failed to notice was that Clara returns his glance.  She looks at him, too. I don’t know how I missed that.

Both Jenna and Peter have said on numerous occasions that much of the Twelve/Clara relationship was based on what was left unsaid. Their stolen glances and looks play as important a part in their dynamic as words from a Moffat script.

I wish other TV shows could incorporate the subtlety and nuance that series 7, 8 and 9 did for Doctor Who. Even on repeated viewing, you can still gain insight into your favorite characters. That’s my kind of TV.

Will & Wolfgang

Originally posted by ludi-lin

  • Will is cop. Wolfgang is criminal
  • Will believes in justice and law. Wolfgang is like ‘fuck the law’
  • They are literally standing opposite from each other
  • But they share something in common and that is…they’ll protect the ones they care and love whatever the cost may be
  • AND THEY WILL NEVER GIVE UP
  • What I love about season 2 is it showed more interactions within the cluster. Each character brings different and interesting dynamics with other cluster members
  • I mean I adore every single connections that my babies have with each other, and that’s why I’m going to post about these relationships among characters
  • But I’d say that the relationship between Will and Wolfgang was one of my favorites. I’ve been dying to see them working together as a team. and here we are!
  • I think the fact that…even though they stand against each other when it comes to justice/law, they accept and understand one another for what they are, care for each other, and work together for their cluster – that’s what makes their relationship so complex and interesting

Favorite moments in season 2 (spoilers)

2x02 Who Am I?

@noelfshr

– that line right there. That made me fall in love with Wolfgang again! I think it also shows how deeply the cluster cares about each other. And hearing THAT from Wolfgang…it just explains everything. period.

– I mean come on. My babies, the cluster looking out for each other like family…it’s just…my God…it’s so beautiful. I can’t take it!!!!

2x03 Obligate Mutualisms & 2x11 You Want A War?

@rileybleu

– YES! YES! YES! This is exactly what I was hoping to see in season 2! Seeing them take in charge during Sun’s jailbreak and revenge on her brother. I mean they’re both used to these kind of situations, so no surprise, but still UGH!!! I was so excited to see them both working together!

2x08 All I Want Right Now Is One More Bullet

Wolfgang: Will, no! Stop.

Will: This is our LAST chance!

Wolfgang: If they put bullet in you, it will be.

@davincisexual

– I really liked this moment because this time, it was Will who tried to get Whispers and got furious for it might be the last chance. And it was Wolfgang who stopped him. It’s quite surprising cause I would say, normally it’s reversed, you know.

– Normally it’s Wolfgang who’d try to do something reckless or dangerous, and Will would be the one stopping him saying things like “calm down first. There might be other ways. We’ll come up with something”. So it was great to see their roles kinda switched in that situation (it also showed how Wolfgang truly cares about his cluster member…btw I wish there’s a gif for that)

I don’t know how to describe their relationship in one word. At first, I was like “frenemies?” and then “nope. that’s not it” lol. I mean, literally, they are cop and criminal - which makes them enemies - but…THEY CARE FOR EACH OTHER! I MEAN THEY EVEN HAD SEX (in their minds)! lol.

Arya Stark Appreciation Week - Day Two (Favorite Familial Relationship)

“I think [Arya] must be dead too.“ When she said that, it felt as though a giant hand were squeezing her chest. (ACOK)

And her lady mother, what would she say? Would she still want her back, after all the things she’d done? Arya chewed her lip and wondered. (ASOS)

arya and catelyn’s dynamic has been my favorite among the starks since the very beginning. i remember when i read a storm of swords i almost threw my book across the room as i got to the part where arya pulls cat’s body out of the river. and the first asoiaf graphic i ever made was a really ugly arya/cat picspam. its not exactly a warm fuzzy relationship. its complicated. arya worries her mother would not want her back because she didnt feel she could be a lady and cat does despair of arya at times (while still loving her as much as the rest of her children)  they dont even interact on page. but its my fave all the same. i think one of the reasons i love it so much is because they’re actually so similar and neither of them realizes it. on the surface they’re very different: cat has always comfortably embraced her role as a lady while arya has struggled to conform to it. but deep down? they’re both practical, intelligent, outspoken, no nonsense women with pragmatic minds. they are assertive and capable leaders. they act instinctively and boldly.they’re fiercely protective of those they love and vindictive against those who wrong them. it might be silly but i love how they both stan for the direwolves too. arya’s bond with her wolf (and her wolves) runs deep and catelyn has a great respect for their power. she “loves” summer for ripping out a man’s throat to save bran’s life. which feels a lot like something arya would think as well. 

“She is a fierce little thing, my lord. I have never seen such anger in a girl.” (AGOT)

“Give me Cersei Lannister, Lord Karstark, and you would see how gentle a woman can be,” Catelyn replied. (AGOT)

the most important (and underrated) similarity between them is the devotion they show to their family. they are two of the most family orientated characters in this series. cat’s words are family, duty, honor and arya’s personal motto is the pack survives. this is what motivates them: the desire to get their family back. and they will do just about anything to accomplish that goal. they value this above all else, including vengeance. but when their families are completely gone they will come for those responsible. 

I am a creature of grief and dust and bitter longings. There is an empty place within me where my heart was once. (ACOK)

It was a hollow place, an emptiness where her heart had been, where her brothers had lived, and her parents. (ASOS)

on a narrative level they are so deeply intertwined that i cannot believe its a coincidence. they share a strong water motif. arya spends a majority of her time in the riverlands which is not only catelyn homeland but its her current location too. arya fights so hard to reach riverrun, and her mother and robb. without knowing the other is fighting just as hard to find them. but the red wedding is where it all comes crashing down. inside the castle, cat has to watch as her last son is betrayed and murdered before she is killed by the freys. outside, arya finds herself in the middle of the slaughter too. she runs for the castle, to save her mother, but sandor clegane knocks her unconscience. this tragedy ends with arya and catelyn stark blacking out and when they awaken they are changed. 

I’m not his daughter, Arya might have shouted, if she hadn’t felt so tired. She was no one’s daughter now. She was no one.

“She don’t speak,” said the big man in the yellow cloak. “You bloody bastards cut her throat too deep for that. But she remembers.” (ASOS)

arya is stricken with grief. her last hope to return home and be reunited with her family was destroyed. arya feels as if she is no one. her identity was built upon her pack and without them she is more lost then ever. catelyn stark never truly wakes up. arya and her wolf pulled the three day old corpse out of the river and beric dondarrion gave it the kiss of life, in a possible attempt to fulfill his oath to arya. lady stoneheart’s existence is a direct result of arya’s will. 

The white thing lay facedown in the mud, her dead flesh wrinkled and pale, cold blood trickling from her throat. Rise, she thought. Rise and eat and run with us. (ASOS)

“The Freys slashed her throat from ear to ear. When we found her by the river she was three days dead. Harwin begged me to give her the kiss of life, but it had been too long. I would not do it, so Lord Beric put his lips to hers instead, and the flame of life passed from him to her. And … she rose. May the Lord of Light protect us. She rose.” (AFFC)

but she is not the woman she once was. she is a creature driven by nothing but revenge. she has no objectivity or remorse or sympathy. all she wants is to see hanged men. arya is also driven by revenge. its all she has left. this and the fact she has nowhere else to go brings her across the narrow sea to the house of black and white. there she begins to train in assassination and espionage. one of her responsibilities is caring for the dead. its a hard, bloody thing she’s doing. but she has nowhere else to turn. she’s lost and afraid and grieving. she takes on catelyn’s name as one of her aliases and mercy is also a nod to stoneheart who is known as mother merciless. arya is capable of violence and ruthlessness just like her mother’s revenant but she still has a heart. it is not gone or made of stone or even as hard as she likes to think. its still hurting and loving. 

Needle was Robb and Bran and Rickon, her mother and her father, even Sansa. Needle was Winterfell’s grey walls, and the laughter of its people. Needle was the summer snows, Old Nan’s stories, the heart tree with its red leaves and scary face, the warm earthy smell of the glass gardens, the sound of the north wind rattling the shutters of her room. Needle was Jon Snow’s smile. He used to mess my hair and call me “little sister,” she remembered, and suddenly there were tears in her eyes. (AFFC)

lady catelyn stark is dead but arya is still alive. arya does not need to go down this road that lies before her with the faceless men. or even one outside of them where she pursues those on her list. she still has a life and a future and those who will love her. all she needs is to find that path again. and i think lady stoneheart will help her realize that. i very much believe they will cross paths. when they do it will be both a climax and a closure. arya will finally understand how much her mother loved her. many of her self doubts and fears about where she belongs will be conquered. she will finally be able to save her mother too. thats what she wanted more than her own life. the arya who walks away from this will be stronger and more confident. and lady stoneheart will finally be given her own mercy. she is a soul in torment but her daughter will be the one to give her peace. i can think of no better ending to this storyline. its a culmination of the themes in their both arcs coming together in one heartbreaking and cathartic event. 

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I was wondering if you had anything for childhood best friends who grow up and realize they're in love? I've been looking everywhere but nothing has really tickled my fancy! Thanks so much!

Themed Prompts: Childhood Best Friends Realize They are in Love

1. They haven’t seen each other for an extended period of time and seeing each other again, sparks fly.

2. They go through old pictures, all nostalgic, and realization comes.

3. One of them starts seeing someone else. Cue jealousy.

4. Everyone assumes they are a couple already. 

5. One of them is trying to find a relationship for the other and in the process realizes they are perfect for each other.

6. Fake dating! (This is my all-time favorite trope.)

7. They decide to get married because convenience.

8. Someone asks one of them to list the good things about the other.

9. They are separated for some time and just exchange letters/calls and it’s like getting to know each other all over again.

10. They are playing lovers in a play/movie.

11. They move in together and that changes their dynamic.

12. Truth or Dare. Spin the Bottle. 7 Minutes in Heaven… You know what I’m getting at.

13. They are forced to take care of an animal or a child together.

14. Magical means reveal what they mean to each other.

15. Kissing practice.

reasons you should watch anne with an e
  • because even if it still doesn’t compare to the megan follows version, it’s still more anne shirley in your life and no one should argue with that
  • (by extension it’s also more gilbert blythe in your life and definitely no one should argue with that)
  • it portrays a fairly accurate visual of what a young person dealing with a traumatic past can look like
  • (this is why people keep calling it “dark and gritty”)
  • (like yes it’s dark to see an adult beating her)
  • (but also that’s kind of the point? her childhood was awful and then she got this haven of green gables?)
  • and then even though she has these moments of remembering how awful her past life was she’s still bright and cheery and full of hope and loves life and is all the anne things that we know and love and the realness of her past doesn’t detract from that it only enhances it
  • jerry is a sweet plumcake
  • everyone does such a good job with the acting thing like matthew doesn’t speak much but he can convey a book in one glance
  • speaking of matthew, he’s so sweet and gentle and shy it’s glorious. he’s younger than I was expecting but it works and also we have a glimpse into a romantic past (that never really got anywhere because of aforementioned shyness but it’s cute)
  • and speaking of romantic pasts we get marilla’s bit with gilbert’s dad and let me tell you she made a mistake turning him down because haaaaaaayyyyy
  • but the family dynamic relationships that are so essential to the story are there in all their glories
  • okay okay but I think my favorite part of this series that other adaptations haven’t really covered is diana’s friendship with the other girls
  • in the other adaptations it always seems to be like diana was also just waiting for a friend but this one had her already be friends with ruby and josie and so on
  • so when anne comes in diana loves her, yes, but we also see the tension she has to go through because her friends don’t and try to force her to choose
  • and it is FABULOUS
  • so there’s this whole schoolgirl group dynamic that really comes out
  • there’s also a schoolboy group dynamic which is important namely for gilbert’s sake
  • let’s talk about gilbert blythe and how great he is
  • he’s already a great character and this adaptation decides to follow him on solo adventures also so we get more insight into how caring and loving and loyal and compassionate and smart and perfect he is
  • gilbert blythe is perfect and no adaptation has failed me in it yet the end
  • (and even though I have minor qualms about where season two may go because they kinda changed up the book plot for some reason in the last two episodes I have no doubt they will bring it back around to the core story admirably but it’d just better be really quickly and not like a whole season tangent)
  • basically watch the series and then binge with the ‘85 version and just be happy to have as much anne of green gables in your life as life will give you