this is the post with the most tags i've ever made

anonymous asked:

I don't watch voltron (I plan to but haven't had the time yet), so could you please explain the sheith discourse? Idk anything about any of the characters specifically, but just based on appearances I've always liked that better than klance.

Oh my sweet summer child, I wish you well if you ever decide to brave through this fandom hell. Okay so I’ll sum this up because honestly I do not wish to talk about this discourse anymore.

Everything started shortly after the show aired on Netflix on June 10th. Due to Keith’s and Shiro’s close bond, familiarity with one another and always attempting to protect each other, they became a popular ship. So popular in fact that Josh Keaton, Shiro’s voice actor, acknowledged this on his blog and even coined the name for the ship: sheith.

It didn’t take long until he and Neil Kaplan, Zarkon’s voice actor, started mentioning sheith on their twitters as well. To top it off, Chris Palmer, who directs the show, also made this Shiro drawing with the description “Shiro loves you, baby” and tagged “he is looking at Keith.” Honestly with so many people involved with the show (even if the VAs aren’t directly involved, it was still nice) showing support for the ship, and considering Montgomery and dos Santos who previously worked on The Legend of Korra are producers in Voltron, a lot of people believe they could become canon like Korra and Asami.

Things blew up however when SDCC happened in July. Tim Hedrick, Montgomery and dos Santos who were at the event were asked by a fan about the ages of the characters, since the only clue we had was the DreamWorks’ site saying they’re teenagers. Pidge is 14, Shiro is 25 at most and everyone else is late teens.

However, many fans interpreted it as proof that Shiro is factually 25 and the other three are 17 and claim that Shiro/Paladin ships are pedophilia, wrong, incorrect and a bunch of other nasty things. They use the video as confirmation and refuse each and any other evidence to contrary, even when it comes from the same people that were in the video. Some even attack the voice actors over it, which is why Josh Keaton stopped talking about ships altogether on Twitter. The truth is, most people before and after the video saw and still see Hunk, Keith and Lance as being 18-19 and Shiro as 20-22 at most, not 25 since he doesn’t even look that old.

There is a whole lot more to this story, including but not limited to the fact that the official comic still mentions they’re five teenagers even after the SDCC event, Josh Keaton confirmed on twitter that ages were never brought up during recording and how Hedrick, Montgomery and dos Santos refuse to answer any all questions regarding the ages, and someone found a video prior to the age video where Montgomery talked about Shiro being a student, not an instructor as people against the ship kept mentioning. Recently Pidge’s voice actor also snapchatted about Shiro/Keith and Shiro/Keith/Lance. Last week it was revealed that the garrison where the paladins previously studied at is college like education and a military base as well, meaning they couldn’t be younger than 18.

Tbh the whole thing is a mess, the only thing we know for sure is that the creators themselves apparently never gave this too much thought in the first place because they wanted people to see the characters as being the age they believe them to be. And now they either refuse to talk about it anymore or contradict each other in what they have to say about it, but antis refuse to stop and continue harassing shippers and the ship tags daily with violent threats and name calling.

Incidentally, NYCC is coming up this week and the same three crew members will there. It is speculated that more fans will ask them about the ages and I’m already dreading the next wave of shitstorm coming this friday.

For more about Shiro/Paladin discussions, this post is a good post about it.

anonymous asked:

Just joining the fandom, been listening to them from the beginning of the year. It's so hard to find their content >.< Could ya help me and post/tag a thread on their profiles? I mean the kinda profile fans have inside jokes with and everything, not their blood types (which is basically all I've been reading because IT'S SO HARD TO FIND THEIR CONTENT).

AHH welcome to the fandom bud!! Hmmm I think I know what you mean? I don’t think I remember seeing many of these so I’ll try and make a little one for you but I’m not sure how good it’ll be,, I don’t know how caught up I am with the fandom really and whatever inside jokes they have sdklnfsdlkfn BUT

Jae (Park Jaehyung):

- born 1992.09.15 !! (oldest member)

- lived first few years of his life in Argentina then in the United States then moved to Korea what a cool guy

- participated in the first season of Kpop Star along with Park Jimin, Lee Hi, Baek Ahyeon, Lee Michelle, Lee Seunghoon (Winner ;;), Yoon Hyunsang etc. and placed 6th!! leading him to join JYP Entertainment 

- had a youtube channel called yellowpostitman when he was a small baby and sang covers on there :’‘)

- hosts asc (after school club) with his pals Jimin and Kevin

- does vocals and guitar in Day6!!

- is called Chicken Little (cause he looks like him like really does it’s wow), Sweg Chicken (he doesn’t even know what this means why’s he called that)

- uses a lot of hashtags like.. calm down my guy

- wanted to have long hair the way JB from Got7 did at one time it was the cutest

- is the designated English speaker in the group and you can watch one of my favourite clips of him speaking English here!! (you feel me? you feel me Brian?) incredible

- can play badminton !!!! and was on Cool Kiz on the Block (?) for that

Sungjin (Park Sungjin):

- born 1993.01.16 (leader!!)

- does vocals and guitar and can also do percussion (I’m not sure the term for the instrument apologies) as you can see in a couple of their radio covers and in this predebut performance as 5live

- needs to let Wonpil live

- says that he’s the most emotional at dawn xdknvfkldnfs

- a legendary dancer

- people used to joke that it was his fault Day6 didn’t go on variety shows because he once went on Hidden Singer with Park Jinyoung (JYP) and was pretty nervous and couldn’t speak very well

- he’s like a dad but is actually a mystery to me???? because somehow he’s simultaneously a lame joke bad pun kind of dad and such a savage so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

- has a gorgeous, super distinct voice it’s really amazing one of my favourite voices

- is called Bob because Jae thinks he looks like Bob the Builder which.. I have no words for..

- also has suCH a beautiful laugh,, they all have beautiful laughs though !!

Young K (Brian Kang or Kang Younghyun):

- born 1993.12.19

- stage name is Young K and he always tries to get people to call him that but everyone still calls him Brian

- lived in Canada !!!! my Canadian bro

- when he lived in Canada performed songs on a youtube channel with his pal Terry He !!! (Terry and pals made a cover of Congratulations when Brian debuted you can watch it here ;;)

- when in Canada was also in a band with Terry called KMESS + one called 3rd Degree

- does vocals, rap and bass

- originally played guitar before debuting with Day6 and didn’t get along with Jae (this isn’t the right wording but) when they first trained together because he took his guitar spot and he had to learn bass but they’re great buds now

- told YG to get an attitude (some peeps say that’s not what he actually said but I’m going to believe it forever) you can see here !! truly iconic, legends only

- is studying in University !!!! while still balancing being a part of Day6 what a guy :’‘) he works very hard

- Did a song with Baek Ahyeon called Shouldn’t Have and here you can watch the cutest performance of it in the whole world look at his dancing and them smiliNG at each other if you ever need to be cheered up watch this 

- also watch this with him and Jae !! the best thing? in the whole world? another iconic moment

Wonpil (Kim Wonpil):

- born 1994.04.28

- is the most emotional member according to Sungjin

- does vocals, keyboard and synthesizer !!

this is what he looked like predebut sdfsklnfsk

(a shark angel?)

- they always give him trash for his pink sweater (especially Jae)

(idk what they’re talking about he looks like an angel)

- the sweetest cutest person in the whole world his nickname is Pirimili is that doesn’t prove it to you I don’t know what to say

- likes to snuggle and sometimes goes to Brian’s room dlknfskldnfl really an angel

- he’s also really funny and is almost as legendary of a dancer as Sungjin as you can see here

- also has a super distinct voice !!

- when Day6 need aegyo he’s the one they turn to

Dowoon (Yoon Dowoon):

- born 1995.08.25

- plays the drums !! (also sometimes sings a little tiny bit I hope we can hear more in the future his voice is lovely)

- is very shy especially when they first debuted

- when they first debuted he always had to practice speaking neutrally because he naturally speaks in dialect

- Brian loves him so much he loves making him sit on his lap they’re so cute sldknfskl

- everyone loves him so much really

- I don’t know I don’t have that much info on him really but he’s the most precious in the whole world

Some general things about Day6:

- were originally a 5 member band called 5live and became Day6 when Dowoon joined

- had a past member named Junhyeok who did vocals and the keyboard who left on February 27th, 2016 (I cried)

- good pals with Got7

- do a LOT of covers both in English and Korean on the radio !!

- are very frequent radio guests especially on Kiss the Radio

- are really a true band they’re incredibly talented and hard working and deserve all of the love in the world

SO that’s all I have for now? Everyone please feel free to correct anything I might have gotten wrong and add things that I missed !!

Additionally:

Here is a list of many of their radio covers made by @softwoc !!

And some good Day6 blogs off of the top of my head are @fyeahdaysix (+ all of the fyeah blogs) @theday6 @brianskangs @bryankang @youngk @jaechicken @wonpilimiri @its-youngk their content should be able to help you get into Day6 !!

I’ll try to add on anything I missed and I hope that you continue to enjoy and support Day6′s music :’‘)

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Orangie Sungjong Aesthetic 

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anonymous asked:

can u perhaps give me ur thoughts on fans' theory about juvia being gray's second choice. i've seen loads of posts saying that gray had feelings for lucy but stepped down bc he saw her chemistry with natsu. but i don't think that's the case, gray was attracted to lucy bc of her looks. juvia on the other hand, i am confindently positive that he is attracted to her as a whole; her personalities, her looks, her everything and her in general. juvia was never his second choice, juvia IS his choice.

Well, I have to applaud you, anon. You pretty much nailed it, and I agree with you. I’ve said this before, but Gray has always been portrayed as a normal guy who finds attractive girls attractive. If Lucy was his first choice, then what is Erza, or Virgo, or the cute waitresses at the guild? Because he clearly had an attraction to all of them and has shown at least as much “interest” in them, as he has canonically shown in Lucy. 

Gray seemed to have a crush on Erza when she entered the guild, he called Virgo cute, and he was blushing over the waitresses new uniforms when they came back from the Tower of Heaven. Lucy is a beautiful girl, so I’m sure Gray thought so, too.  

Mashima basically showed us Gray is just a character who finds attractive girls attractive. Nothing more, nothing less. 

I also feel like this headcanon is simply built off of fans love for Lucy. So, if Lucy is your favorite girl, the more guys who like her, the merrier. She still gets her choice of guy, but doesn’t it feel good to have lots of characters interested in Lucy? Doesn’t that show how awesome she is? And I get that feeling. As a Juvia fan, I loved that Lyon loved her. It was nice and fun when that actual love triangle was in play. But, the difference is, that love triangle was supported by the manga. While the Natsu, Lucy, and Gray one doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

To say Gray decided he couldn’t go for Lucy, because of Natsu’s feelings? Shounen is not that subtle. Mashima would have shown us Gray having such a revelation. Even a slight one would have sufficed. But we have NEVER seen Gray take notice of Natsu’s relationship with Lucy. Not once. Likewise, and even more importantly, we have never seen Gray fall in love with Lucy. So, you can have the headcanon, but it’s not supported by one piece of manga evidence, and that’s a fact. 

Mashima has only ever shown Gray to have romantic development with one girl. That girl was Juvia. That IS supported with manga evidence. A LOT of it. And the above headcanon is trying to undermine the importance of that fact. 

Imagine if people started saying Lucy was a second choice for Natsu because Lisanna died? If she hadn’t, he’d have probably ended up with her, because their relationship seemed very similar to his and Lucy’s before she got swept off to Edolas. And even Gildarts seemed to think she was a big deal to him. 

But, as a Nalu shipper, I don’t think that’s true, because Lisanna came back, and that didn’t alter or harm Natsu’s relationship with Lucy, and if anything, Lisanna encouraged Lucy to stick close to Natsu. 

But, saying that Lucy was Natsu’s second choice is just as undermining as saying Juvia was Gray’s. And there’s no doubt, it would piss people off royally. Especially if such a theory was tagged as nalu. 

IMO, Gray is a very strong-willed character. If he had wanted to pursue Lucy, I honestly see nothing to stop him from doing so. Many of us are still not even sure of Natsu’s feelings, but Gray knew? All that time ago? Without Mashima showing us he knew, and showing us him making that conscious decision to back off of Lucy? Please.

IMO Gray never pursued Lucy for the same reasons he never seemed to have any previous romantic relationships. Because his feelings never progressed to that point until Juvia, thanks to the development he had with her, and because of the type of person she is. She was overt in her feelings. She showed him care, and understanding, and patience, and most importantly, she helped heal him through the pain and guilt and fear that has been holding him back from embracing anyone the way he’s prepared to embrace Juvia. 

And we know the above is a fact, because we’ve been taken through that development step-by-step. Mashima took the time to show it to us, because it was important. He showed us Gray growing past things, and opening up because of Juvia. 

So, how could he have liked Lucy to the extent of needing to “back off for Natsu’s sake” when he was too closed off at that point to have those kinds of serious feelings for anyone? And not one shred of manga evidence proves otherwise. 

He LOVES Juvia. And the manga has shown us he’s never been in love before, until Juvia., because she is the only one Mashima has shown us Gray falling in love with. She was the one who made the ice mage feel WARM. She’s the one who’s NOT a friend. She was the one he died for on more than one occasion. She’s the first person he thought of when speaking of what he wanted to do when the war was over. And she’s the one he promised an answer to. 

So, it would be nice if people stopped trying desperately to undermine Gray’s feelings and development with Juvia. The manga doesn’t support those Natsu x Lucy x Gray headcanons. It’s as simple as that. 

anonymous asked:

Hello 😊 sooooo I've JUST recently gotten into SHINee ( honestly I've been wanting to get into SHINee for a while but I've just been lazy until now) so I'm new to the fandom--whooop! - So I was wondering, is there anything I should know about SHINee? Also could you recommend me anything SHINee related?

welcome to the fandom, sweetpea!

there’s a lot of history to tell from these past ten years, so I’ll give you a condensed version of things (there was this huge masterpost/introduction on shinee I was going to link but I can’t seem to find anywhere otl; I’ll keep searching for it, though); even more so because… I believe it’s easier, in fact, to learn about them slowly and steadily as you become more and more involved with them.

so, take all the time you need! it’s really more exciting to fall in love with the boys little by little tbh.

forget about the typical roles found in kpop groups: all five are vocals (and visuals). shinee as a whole is very different from currently active/3rd generation groups - even though they’ve been on the run for longer, they are still young, they always bring in new, exciting concepts and flawless performances and tend to be compared to rookies in what concerns their energy on stage; meaning, they work as hard and with as much enthusiasm as a group that just debuted. 

taemin is very clumsy and has a habit of losing/breaking things by accident. (important: he hates bugs and I don’t say this lightly.) he’s very reserved and an introvert, but he loves his close friends and family dearly. usually more comfortable somewhere with food available. the personification of persistence and passion for what he does. also, he’s a soloist with three (Korean: Ace and Press It / Japanese: Sayonara Hitori) successful albums released. (you can find my - heavily biased - picks of favorite taem videos here.)

oh and still related to taemin - we have this thing where chanting his name brings in luck, apparently

minho is everyone’s dream boy: acts, raps, sings, writes his own lyrics, is gorgeous and charming and athletic, always working hard to become a better version of himself and the sweetest being you’ll ever hear about. he’s tall and big and all, yes, but don’t fool yourself: he’s soft, affectionate, touchy and a Real sap 24/7. his dad pretty much adopted the other four. he starred on a movie titled ‘Derailed’ recently; on KBS’s Hwarang: The Beginning and a bunch of dramas you can find on a masterlist at the end of this post.

key is a hardworking, inspirational and real example of someone who’s been through a lot and has a lot to useful advice to share based on previous experiences (also, he’s the king of aesthetics). he knows where he stands and doesn’t take bullshit from anyone - that’s why he’s the one to quickly shut down any member who’s being Too Much during an interview/show/etc; which is funny, because key himself is full of energy and will like, do the most for as long as he can get away with it. he’s been featured in a bunch of musicals and took part in a duo, Toheart, back in 2014. solo projects include a collab song with Axodus and an ost with NCT’S Doyoung.

a guide on how much of a sweetheart is kim jonghyun - he’s a complex being with a heart much too big and we’re always learning something new about him. I think the best way to get to know him is through the blue night radio; as its dj, he often shares bits of himself you’ll learn to put together little by little and love as a whole. he’s a soloist, too, with two officially promoted albums (Base and She Is) and a self-composed compilation (Story Op.1) released.

onew is their strength, their main pillar; someone who doesn’t impose his views on the boys and who, in exchange, is extremely respected and loved by each of them (despite his dad jokes and bad puns - they adore him, I’m not even joking). no wonder he won leader of the year back in 2015. ah, yes - he’s a prime example of sunshine incarnate. (he acts, too! he was a rockstar on the musical Rock of Ages and a doctor on Descendants of the Sun.)

the boys are so genuine in themselves, to each other and to everyone else those who work with them are all about compliments and admiration

and it’s not without a reason everyone says they are a family

the importance of the year 2013 to shinee and shawols 

some songs you might want to check out (p.s.: their Japanese discography is amazing and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise)

they really like dogs

they’ve won a shit ton of awards since debut

they dote on their youngest like actual brothers

they are a mess™

shawolsource’s tag for masterposts of videos on each member + dl link for all their mvs (the last part compiled by me)

must watch (in my humble opinion): The Ultimate GroupSHINee’s Surprise Party for JonghyunVlive SHINee Begins and this mess of a promotional video

something I highly recommend checking on in terms of dancing and singing skills and the relationship between the members in general: their concerts. the first one I’ve ever watched was the SHINee World Concert III (which is still my favorite!) and if there’s anything that made me fall even harder for them, like… that was it. I can’t find link for all of them, sadly, but here you have the JATSWCII and SWCIV in full and playlists for the BMU TourI’m Your Boy Tour and DxDxD Tour.

some blogs that will help you out getting familiar with them are @fyjjong and @shineesubbed.

shawols wouldn’t ever miss a chance to go on and on about anything shinee, so - any questions, opinions or requests, don’t hesitate to hit one of us up. ♡

anonymous asked:

Hey! So idk if you're taking requests but on the off chance that you are, do you have any more headcanons for the YouTube au? I enjoyed the first one sooo much and now I'm way too invested - like would Marinette ever make a channel? Alya? Nino? (P.s. Congrats on finishing tangled ribbons dude!!! It was unbelievably cute and well written and fun and ahhh I've got a lot of love for it!)

YEAH MY DUDE I LOVE THIS AU LETS DO THIS!!!

(i had a bunch of these written down a While Ago but i forgot about them rip im sorry) also??? i cant believe i finished tangled ribbons?? constantly in awe that thats done 

part one

  • adrien covering ed sheeran songs
    • this is super random but i think it’s important
    • (this was written before the new album but my point stands)
  • nino helps adrien set up a better mic system once he finds out about the youtube thing
    • it becomes a Thing™️️ where they get together and talk about tech and adrien will film a video or two and then they’ll sit on the couch and watch movies or binge anime and pig out on ice cream
    • they keep doing it once adrien is just as well versed in audio equipment as nino is
  • nino geeks out over adrien’s camera
  • adrien totally gets the camera that ninos been eying for ages when he needs to replace his, because nino helps him with recording so often. nino almost cries when he first holds it

(this got kinda long)

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So I've made a gw2 ask!

Feel free to add your own ideas too!

1. Fave race?
2. Fave profession?
3. Fave weapon?
4. Least fave race?
5. Least fave profession?
6. Least fave weapon?
7. Your first character’s name?
8. Your first character’s race?
9. Your first character’s profession?
10. Your main character’s name?
11. Your main character’s race?
12. Your main character’s profession?
13. Your main character’s weapon? (Type)
14. Your favorite armor skin?
15. Your favorite weapon skin?
16. Your favorite dye?
17. Your glider? (if you don’t have one, the one you want the most)
18. Your favorite mode? PvE, PvP or WvW?
19. Central Tyria or Maguuma?
20. Your favorite map?
21. Your favorite major city?
22. Your pvp rank, if you play pvp?
23. Your wvw rank, if you play wvw?
24. How many alts do you have?
25. How many 80 lvl’s do you have?
26. Total makeover kit or more bank slots? What’s more important to you?
27. In how many % your map is done?
28. What is your favorite legendary weapon?
29. How many legendaries do you have? How many in progress ones do you have?
30. You prefear buying on tp or gathering materials if your bank is empty?
31. Your favorite character from personal story?
32. Your favorite character from ls & hot?
33. Your favorite ship?
34. Have you ever cried because of the story?
35. What was the worst experience in story?
36. Is there a character who you want to slap?
37. Your favorite HoT event?
38. Your favorite sesonal event? (Super adventure box, Shadow of the Mad King etc.)
39. Your favorite non-playable race?
40. Do you visit dungeons?
41. Which dungeon is your favorite?
42. Do you have a commander tag?
43. How are you using it? If you don’t have one, imagine.
44. Old Lion’s Arch or New Lion’s Arch?
45. How you found out about the game?
46. Are you on EU or NA megaserver?
47. Post firts screen you took in game.
48. Post last screen you took in game.

OBLIGATORY 666 FOLLOW FOREVER // BIAS LIST.

when i made my first blog last year, i never  ( in a million years ) would’ve guessed i’d ever accumulate this number of followers. ever. with my on and off activity, n’ mass shitposting, i’m surprised i ever even surpassed 100. way more important than numbers, though, are the people who i’ve met & interacted with here, and who have inspired me – or encouraged me to stick around, when i wasn’t feeling it.  ™

i’ve said it countless times – & i’ll say it when i’m on my deathbed : i love cloud strife. he was the first muse i wanted to pick up, but i decided against it because he was already such a popular character and muse. finally making this blog back in october of 2016 wasn’t a mistake. despite being painfully awkward, i’ve met a ton of people ; some i speak to regularly, and others  ( – my bad  not so much. 

all the same  ( gross i appreciate everyone sticking around. ffvii has been a part of my life quite literally since the year i was born, and having some means of conveying how much it (& cloud ) means to me is pretty therapeutic, n’ relaxing. i won’t ramble much more, anyhow. i’m not gonna tag most everyone in the list below, obviously, but i’ll make some mentions. the usual stuff, right ?  cloud voice: let’s mosey.

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Greetings. 

Uh, so I’ve been working on this meta post for around 3 months now, gathering screenshots, gathering feedback, gathering more screenshots. The result is what could conceivably be called thorough.

Compared to the animation I made as the header, the post’s content was much harder to put together and write; I consider the animation icing on the cake. If you liked the animation, and like Chara (or don’t like Chara) then please consider reading the meta. It’s finally done!


Sections…

As a good portion (though not all) of this post is based on the well-known “Chara is the narrator” theory, first and foremost, this section has to be here to provide the base of the post.  It has most of the information known so far that supports the theory, and then some.

Here, we see the Chara describe the bed on the right as Asriel’s bed.

Nothing seems off about this in the pacifist run. There it’s just described as a “twin-sized” bed.

But the narrator has a reaction upon seeing the bed on the left in the Pacifist route. What’s so special about the left one? Why is it this one that prompts this reaction?

Chara’s bed. Chara’s deathbed.

That’s a pretty morbid comment to make; “If you laid down here you might not get up”. That sort of comment, especially in the pacifist run, is probably enough to make you squint and go “the fuck, my dude”. It’s completely out of left field. Most importantly, the narrator only had this reaction to Chara’s bed. The narrator knows Chara died here.

Why does that prove the theory?

They only seem to know what Frisk knows, and what they know.

At first, they don’t know what the plant in Toriel’s hallway is any more than Frisk  does.

Then Frisk reads the book about it…

Now the narrator knows what it is:

It’s another line that seems out of place the first time you see it - shouldn’t the narrator know everything? You’ve taught the narrator? Narrators, as you know, are supposed to be informative and helpful. There is no reason the narrator should fail to know something so obvious this soon in the game. They seem excited, too.

And they may not have known what a water sausage was called, but they knew what a golden flower looked like when they saw it at the very start, before anyone has even mentioned them or pointed them out. 

No one had to teach the narrator what this rare species of flower was name, even though they didn’t know what the common water sausage was called.

In addition narrator’s inconsistent botany knowledge, when you check the snow poffs in Snowdin, the narrator also shows a reaction to something they didn’t know before (after indulging in some serious sarcasm at Frisk’s incessant checking)

…and they seem a little dismayed to find there was something worth the repeated checks after all.

They also think Shyren’s tone deaf until Frisk starts singing with her…

And, my personal favorite:

The narrator doesn’t know everything and can learn or be proven wrong.

So we return to this neutral/pacifist line:

This narrator knows something about this bed that makes it different from the bed on the right. They react to this bed only, and pass this rather morbid, off-handed remark here. Mind you, this is still the pacifist run and white-text.

Despite not knowing everything, they know what happened here. Frisk does not yet know what happened in this bed. Chara does.

There is a jarring moment in the Pacifist run where the narrator completely breaks their usual way of narrating.

It’s Asriel’s phonecall.

The narrator has a huge reaction upon hearing his voice - the biggest emotional reaction they’ve had so far. The text spacing doubles out, the line delivers extremely slowly. This voice means something to them.

They just found out their best friend was alive after dying with him. Chara had no reason to believe Asriel was alive until then, speaking, breathing, and calling their name. They’re in shock.

They don’t show any reaction if you get the Snowdin phone call from Alphys, by the way, even though you’ve never met her, even if you’ve never reset (you can get this even if it’s your very first playthrough!). It’s Asriel’s voice, not the surprise phonecall itself, that elicits this unique reaction.

There’s a mode called “Serious Mode” (full list of changes here) in which the narrator drops the little jokes they usually make, particularly of the items:

Such as…

  • Buttspie
  • SpidrDont
  • Leg.Hero
  • Mandanna

to more serious versions…

  • Pie
  • SpdrDonut
  • L.Hero
  • Bandanna

and becomes very somber during the fight, and, at times, very quiet.

Serious Mode happens on four occasions:

Toriel’s fight, Asgore’s fight, Asriel’s fight, and the entirety of the Bad Times.

In other words, Serious Mode will only happen during Dreemur family fights on neutral/pacifist routes.

And speaking of Bad Times, examining the photograph of everyone smiling in New Home elicits a similar reaction:

Somehow, it still gives them pause, even after everything that’s happened. Even Flowey, after all his runs like this, was so jaded by then that his base reaction to these things was just “lol”.

Speaking of Flowey…

Flowey is not talking to you (although you are meant from a gamer’s perspective to take the following speech personally).

Chara can be named by you, but they don’t have to share your name.

(contrary to popular belief, which is the first screenshot taken out of context)

Your explicit instructions were to “Name the fallen child” not “What’s your name?” although the game plays off you assuming the latter.

Chara is not you. They have a true name.

And, seeing as how the other characters react if you try to use their name, and the speaking mannerism, this is Chara themself telling you this.

In the game, we play as Frisk.

And…

That expression he’s making in the first panel is not of someone talking to a stranger.

Flowey is talking to Chara at the end of the Pacifist run, with the same name he has been calling them the entire game, except now he knows that they and Frisk are not the same.

So what does he have to say?

After a deeply awkward, long pause, he informs them that everyone is happy.


…and that Chara shouldn’t worry about them.

After acknowledging their ability to reset, he then says that the power to save and reset is something Chara was fighting to stop.

He knows Frisk and Chara aren’t the same person, and he no longer over-idolizes Chara, but he has an idea that Chara, by the end of the Pacifist run, had been fighting the power to save and reset, asks them not to do it themselves, and tells them not to be worried about everyone.

Flowey says Chara was with Frisk during Pacifist, and cared enough about the safety of Frisk and their friends to worry about their happiness by the end of Pacifist.

Combine all that with these well-known screenshots…

The narrator is speaking in both of these screenshots (still in Toriel’s house) in white-text. The narrator didn’t say, “It’s you, Chara.” They said “me”.

The Chara=Narrator theory is made pretty obvious by this. The mirror dialogue could be taken as its “big reveal”.

You can read more evidence here, here, and here.

The narrator isn’t Gaster. His entry # 17, triggered in the True Lab (the only entry missing from the monitors) was done at the same time Alphys was conducting her Determination experiments (all other entries, except #17).

Meanwhile, the narrator…

…seems rather unsure about the whole True Lab.

And gosh diddly darnit, the narrator isn’t Toby. This is Toby:

The narrator isn’t Frisk.

 When Frisk’s name is revealed in pacifist, they say, “Still just you, Frisk,” (so the narrator obviously isn’t Frisk, even in Pacifist).

The “you” the narrator speaks of is always Frisk; Chara is never referred to with “you”. The “me”, the narrator themselves, is always Chara. It’s stated outright.

Chara’s narration also includes the narration in parentheses, such as:

There were no flowers when Chara fell (as seen in the intro) so the “you” is still Frisk. Other characters use parentheses occasionally too, as a thought, aside, or whisper. Frisk doesn’t speak outside parentheses either. “Still just you, Frisk” has no parentheses.

 Frisk is never the narrator. The narrator remains Chara on both runs; the first instance of “It’s me, Chara”, Frisk has no way of even knowing the name “Chara”, since it’s in Toriel’s home in the mirror, before Flowey calls them “Chara”. It’s Chara talking to Frisk, not the other way around.

Chara does speak in white text often in the Less Than Favorable Outcome…

…but they now seem to use red text to describe things they feel especially emotionally strong about something.

Red text is also used by the narrator in Pacifist, when they sarcastically get excited about something that’s not actually that interesting at all.

On top of that, the narrator seems to be explicitly in the same place as Frisk (which is, to say, in their head)

…because they didn’t say “You felt strange lying in the bed”. They said “It felt strange” and then say that it feels, to them, too small for Frisk now.

And it seems Frisk talks to the narrator on occasion.

The person is in Frisk’s head, can communicate with and be heard by Frisk, likes to make little morbid comments about Chara’s deathbed, gets very quiet on most routes when confronted by Dreemurs, reacts to Asriel’s voice, and only ever refers to themselves by name as “me, Chara” while referring to Frisk as “you, Frisk”.

(I’m a dirty liar, that wasn’t brief at all)

They seem excited upon seeing the toys in Toriel’s house. There’s a small pause in the narration (if you don’t skip) as they assess Frisk’s thoughts….

…then they’re disappointed when Frisk isn’t interested in the ‘cool’ toys; so, a child, with more childish tendencies than Frisk.

They can be very impatient with repeated checks of objects or people (on several occasions)…

(note that this particular example was added in the most recent patch. yes, extra narrator impatience was patched in. word)

They can be very critical of your choices…

They also have a sense of humor that runs from weeb shit, to puns, to sarcasm…

…even in serious situations:

So keeping in mind that Chara seems to be having a good enough time on neutral runs to joke around (even about their own death bed)…

… what happened?

The narrator is not having such a good time during the Unfun Run.

They become no-nonsense…

very impatient…

(even compared to their usual impatience with multiple checks; this time they simply refuse to give information on it twice)

angry…

completely focused on things that will aid the “mission”.

(Sound a little like a gamer speedrunning, doesn’t it?)

There’s an interesting clue to the narrator and their state of mind when you check the bag of dog food in the lab.

You see, unlike the dummy and tree, it’s affected by kill count, not LOVE.

If you kill no one…

Pacifist route text. You haven’t killed anyone at this point; the narrator is optimistic (”glass-full”). They’re having a good time on this path. They’re hopeful.

After killing someone (even a single Whimsun, who won’t even raise your LV at LV 1)…

 The narrator is pessimistic. The bag is now “half empty”. Their state of mind is directly changed by you killing even one person.

But if you kill Doggo, and your kill count is 21+….

The dog bag becomes funny. This is directly affected by killing Doggo and killing more than 20 people. The narrator doesn’t find his death funny before 20 kills. Something has changed in them.

Their view on the world is directly changed by how much you kill.

  • If you kill no one, they’re optimistic. They don’t want you to kill.
  • If you kill even once, they become pessimistic.
  • If you kill over 20 people then they can be sadistic, even on a non-genocide route.

But they do not find Doggo’s death funny unless you kill more than 20 people (which is more than the equivalent of an entire area’s worth of monsters). They did not find it funny before the kills corrupted them, or they would always find his death funny, even without the kills.

In addition to that, Chara becomes unrecognizable to Asgore in the Bippity Boppity Bad Path. Whereas before he was reminded of Chara when he saw Frisk…

in this route…

…they are completely unrecognizable, even when before he recognized the similarity in neutral/pacifist. Why is that?

Because in this run, Chara has changed. They were so unlike this during their lifetime that Asgore no longer even recognizes the murderous creature before him as human, much less resembling his child.

So how is Chara able to get that far gone?

They state outright that they woke up confused, and sought your guidance. You led them to this conclusion. Either they become optimistic and value life, or they think power is their reason for living, and it’s kill or be killed.

We’ve seen this before. Why is Chara able to be taught this way - to either extreme?

By the time we show up, Chara’s own soul is long gone.

This is how he’s able to recognize Chara in the Goddamn Bitch of an Unsatisfactory Situation. This is not a commentary on how Chara acted in life (because you’ve been killing countless monsters and there’s no way anyone would let that shit fly, and Asgore, again, couldn’t recognize them,+ also their LOVE starts at 1)…

…but because your actions indicate someone empty of a soul, and that’s what Flowey is expecting of Chara if they were to come back to life like him.

Even after Chara saunters up with the same colored red soul they also had in life beating inside them, Flowey assumes it’s stolen (he’s wrong, it’s still Frisk’s, but more on that later).

Asgore has never seen a soulless, murderous person (being soulless is unprecedented until Flowey) but Flowey has, and he’s been waiting for Chara to turn up as a soulless person, just like him.

Flowey is fully expecting that if Chara were reborn, they would be soulless, which is how he recognizes them: as “someone empty like me”, a being with no soul.  But how does he figure?

Their souls were combined. When Asriel lost his, Chara lost theirs. Their soul would suffer the same fate, because they were combined.

Chara confirms that they don’t have a soul by their comment here:

It seems as though they were once able to understand “these feelings” but are no longer able to.

Even with Frisk’s soul. Why is that?

Look what happened when Flowey got six souls. He turned into

Like Chara, who’s attached to Frisk’s soul even when they don’t “own” it, Flowey can feel what the souls are feeling, but those feelings are incomprehensible, not his own.

Frisk had to SAVE him while he had the souls to make him feel love again.

The Chara who’s doing the Dusty Dance here is about as much like the “original” Chara as the Flowey we meet is like Asriel. Flowey took a long time to get there on his own; he didn’t have a “guide”. Although when Frisk comes along…

Even soulless people can learn.

…one direction or another.

(non-pacifist neutral endings, had to use a transcript because I can’t find screens and I don’t want to reset and kill anything llollol)

This is what you’re doing. You either prove to Chara that you don’t have to kill (which seems to help them, going by the “half-full” statement and general spirit of the narrator at those times) or you teach them that killing is not just fine, but they HAVE to kill. Like Flowey, they seem highly suggestible, and they are looking to YOU for direction.

And like Flowey, if you show Chara any sign that this “kill or be killed” rule isn’t absolute, even after killing dozens of people, they hesitate. If you fail to kill everyone you possibly can in an area, no matter what it is or how much LOVE you’ve gotten, Chara will not kill Asriel. You’ll be bumped back on the neutral route.

I mean, it’s not like they can’t move your body for you at that point, but even so, they drop everything to see what you do next and don’t even try to “possess” you for the duration of the run.

But there is one point of no return.

If you teach Chara that Asriel’s way of thinking was wrong - for sparing lives and getting them both killed in the process - and to kill with no exceptions, they go on to kill him.

If they kill Asriel, it’s all over. Nothing you can do brings them back from this. They will immediately go on to destroy the world, because “there is nothing left for us here.

That’s what the Pacifist route is about, by contrast. 

If the narrator is optimistic upon seeing the “half-full” bag only when you haven’t killed anyone…then they don’t want you to kill anyone. They want to believe that Asriel was just trying to do the right thing.

Because if you don’t kill anyone, then Asriel’s “never kill, no matter what” actions are validated, and he didn’t betray Chara by sparing the humans.

But you have to prove it.

If you kill even one creature, you show that there are circumstances you can kill in, meaning Asriel was wrong, and then the narrator is pessimistic, and says the bag is “half-empty”.

You’re doing the narrator a favor, making them happy, optimistic, by being a pacifist. You teach both Chara and Asriel that he was right all along. And this seems to make them both happier and more at peace, despite being soulless. They are able to let go of their regret and move on.

A soulless person has limitations, but not inevitabilities. They can show concern for others and retain a portion of their past identity.

Flowey cares about Frisk’s future at the end of their journey, and Chara fights alongside Frisk during their journey. Speaking of which…

This is a little more blatantly obvious than everything else. Any time Frisk loses consciousness in any way, on any run, one of Chara’s memories comes up. 

When Frisk goes to sleep….

Memory of Asgore telling Chara to wake up.

When Frisk falls from an incredible height after being chased by Undyne…

 Memory of Chara falling down.

When Frisk dies…

Memories of Chara’s death, and Asgore begging them not to die.

Not to mention the “jokes” Frisk tells Woshua, which draw unconsciously from Chara.

Frisk fell on their grave. 

Toriel took Chara when she left and gave them a burial in the ruins.

When she left for the ruins, there was only one golden flower in the entire Underground.

Harvesting seeds from it…

…she planted them, Chara’s favorite flowers, over Chara’s grave, where they were buried at the same place they first fell.

That’s why the coffin is empty, and how they came in contact with Frisk.

But other humans have fallen here before, right? Why attach to Frisk?

They’re both red souls. The coffin reads “Chara”. It seems Chara’s essence is only able to attach to the same kind of soul they had in life.

According to Chara themselves, they’ve been awake since more or less the beginning. Yes, even before you started doing the Monster Mash.

Their awakening wasn’t due to the all the murder - they woke up confused and then looked to you for guidance. It wasn’t like they smelled blood and went “oh gee whillickers!! I gotta have me a piece of this”.

They woke up due to Frisk’s power, which wasn’t LOVE but, as Chara says…

….Frisk’s human soul and determination.

As you might remember, Asriel was sleeping peacefully before the flower he was in was injected with determination. The determination revived him, woke him up. Frisk’s determination, their “power that awakened me from death”, also woke up Chara the exact same way. Chara was suddenly within a vessel that had enough determination to awaken a soulless essence.

Frisk has had more determination than the determination-injected-soul-revived Flowey since the moment they entered the Underground; Chara has been awakened by it since then, too.

Actually, it wasn’t at the very beginning. Although they are attached to Frisk when they fall on Chara’s grave (the stat menu) they are neither conscious, narrating, nor giving options…

In the very first room, you get no narration of any sort no matter how hard Frisk stomps around these flowers. It’s silent as the grave hahaha…

And during the fight with Flowey…

 No narration (which would likely say something like “Perhaps don’t touch the “friendliness pellets”). No options.

And Chara’s name is not there.

Dates, storytime, sure. But even the fight where you “fake hit” Undyne has Chara’s name. Because it has the options interface. It’s expected that when bullets fly, and damage is dealt, you get your options interface. The options interface only shows up with Chara’s name.

And if you backtrack, even immediately after meeting Flowey, you get the narration:

The narrator’s choice of words is interesting here - instead of saying “They broke your fall” they’re guessing that that’s what happened.

The narrator was not around to see Frisk’s fall, and up until the moment after Frisk meets Flowey, they weren’t even awake to say anything about it either. If you walk into the second room, then walk back, the flowers still can’t be read. You have to “meet” Flowey/Toriel.

From this moment on, you have Chara’s name on your battle interface, the narration, and your options during fights. And given what Flowey says here…

…there seems to be a reason for that.

At the end of Pacifist, Asriel has something he “feels like he should tell” Frisk.

Most likely, their connection works something like this. It seems that Chara even performs minor actions on their own during the pacifist route…

such as them opening to a page in a book, vs Frisk doing it…

…and if Frisk tries to “gift” Gyftrot after giving them 35G already, they are stopped.

…although it seems like Chara is generally content to take the back seat, as Asriel did for most of his and Chara’s walk on the surface. As they said, they woke up “confused”, and considered Frisk’s proceeding actions “guidance”.

They see what Frisk sees…

Smell what Frisk smells…

…taste what they do….

They can even feel pain.

And they seem to have enough insight into Frisk’s feelings to comment on them.

As for movement, whether or not they move Frisk’s body doesn’t seem to be dependent on LOVE. After all, they start walking on their own at a fairly low LOVE (6) …

(namely, through all of Papyrus’s puzzles)

…and they completely stop moving Frisk’s body on their own if they spare anything, even if LOVE is high.

Not to mention, Chara had control over the Asriel-Chara Combo Pack while they had no LOVE, and Asriel took control back when he had no LOVE. It seems purely dependent on how much either person wants to move.

In other words, they always have the ability to move Frisk, but mostly choose not to do anything against their will. That’s because…

LOVE isn’t power. It’s just a unit of measurement, to measure how much a person is willing to hurt people.

This is what you increase when you execute a monster.

That’s why your stats increase; you’re not gaining power, you’re emotionally distancing yourself, and, through you, increasing Chara’s capacity to hurt, which, by the way…

Starts at 1.

This is what they mean by “We defeated the enemy, and became strong”. At a LOVE of 20, strong to them means this means “emotionally invulnerable, distanced enough to hurt and not get hurt”. This is how they can bring themselves to destroy the world at the end.

It’s likely that they were always able to ERASE the world, having already the power to SAVE and RESET, but that is was a choice not to.

Flowey even says so when he talks to Chara at the end of Pacifist.

In fact, once Flowey regains control over the timeline, he is able to destroy a SAVE file.

So what do you think happens if you’re the one in charge of the timeline, and you destroy your own SAVE file? When no SAVEs exist any longer?

Flowey himself seemed to be shooting for this goal, too.

This is why Chara thought you were killing the monsters; to build up enough “strength” to go through with complete annihilation. To leave nothing that would attach you to the world. This is what they thought your guidance was for on that route.

So…why aren’t they using their control over Frisk more if they always can?

Boutta make a wild statement.

 …and as for what Frisk needs help with, that can change dramatically.

They give Frisk options they think could work during fights and whatever info they have on objects you check (knowledge including deathbeds…but not water sausages).

They even tell them how to spare monsters outright if they know.

(this check can occur even before Loox says anything if check is picked first)

They can point out weaknesses….

Or give Frisk advice on dodging….

Of course, we know Chara’s not all-knowing. They seem stumped at Mettaton initially - at this point an invincible metal box with no weak point - so they put this as an option instead.

“I’m helping.”

- Chara, probably.

Thanks, Chara.

They cannot tell a monsters stats if a monster tries to hide them…

…but it is clearly the narrator who is providing the check text.

This is not Muffet telling you to decline any invitations she offers you.


This is not Mettaton telling you his weak point, as he is very honestly trying to kill you.


This is not Endogeny wondering how many dogs they count as (they can’t even speak).


And it makes no sense for all monsters to suddenly refer to themselves in (sometimes insulting) third-person. It’s the narrator who provides the CHECKS, but not the stats.

As for Frisk themself, they get subjected to some light teasing…

…but they seem to be regarded affectionately.

Chara excitedly points them out in the mirror,

sings them what appears to be a nursery rhyme on their first CHECK (I wonder if Frisk is much younger than them?)

calls them cute, (get out of here shippers, this isn’t a shipping post)

and once New Home is reached, if Frisk, despite being attacked at almost turn, has chosen not to kill everything that attacked them, Chara sounds impressed with them.

This, when they could have just said “It’s you” again.

After all, they were once faced with a similar situation. Going back to what was said before, they are being taught that Asriel’s decision was right on such routes, and it’s working.

However, aside from their morbid comment about their deathbed, which apparently they just could not hold back, they have chosen to try to avoid disclosing their exact identity from Frisk by withholding certain information about all the other items in New Home.

Why is that?

Chara seems to be a pretty introverted, quiet person.

If we note their posture, they’re much more tense than Asriel, and are using flowers to hide their face. Smells like anxiety ( and not the super-confident, hyper-aggressive flirty yandere everyone keeps portraying them as for some reason).

Asriel was their best friend, and… well, they haven’t known Frisk for that long, and they’re not about to tell practically a stranger (albeit, one they are sharing a body with) every detail about their entire past life within like, a week??

Hey, does this sound familiar?

Flowey never reveals what his identity in the past was - Asriel - until he thinks you’re his best friend. Likewise, Chara doesn’t really think it’s relevant what their name was before they died…

…but no need to hide things like that from their best friend, right?

It’s like I said before. On the Pacifist run, you teach them that what Asriel did had merit. Frisk survives, makes friends, and helps get the ”best” ending, all without fighting back, even when attacked.

But if you’re riding on the Asshole Avenue, you do the pretty much worst thing possible. You teach Chara that Asriel was wrong to not kill, that the “mission” is worth more than anyone’s lives. Which means he betrayed them. Their most trusted person… And then, it seems, as a coping mechanism, they project this relationship on Frisk in his place.

Hey, does this sound familiar?

“I don’t know why I ever acted like you were the same person. (pause) Maybe…the truth is…Chara wasn’t really the greatest person, while, Frisk…you’re the type of friend I wish I always had. So maybe I was kind of projecting a little bit”.

Asriel wishes he could have always been friends with someone like Frisk, so he projects the persona of someone he was always friends with - Chara - on to them. If you take the Highway to Hell, this happens in reverse.

Remember that locket? The one that says “Best Friends Forever”?

…the one left on Asriel’s side of the room?

…the one Asriel generates on his image of “The God of Hyperdeath”?

It does not appear on either of his true forms, so it’s not ‘really’ there, but a projection he creates.

There are two presents in this room, indicating one is meant for the other. The one on Chara’s side of the room is a worn dagger, useful, according to them, for gardening (and excited-about-watersausages, constantly-drawing-golden-flowers Chara seems to like plants). The one on Asriel’s side of the room is a single heart-shaped locket.

It’s possible there were matching lockets, but if that’s the case, the one Frisk picks up is likely Asriel’s; Chara would have been buried in theirs, and it explains why he’s not “really” wearing it when Frisk has it. It’s also possible given that it’s called “The Locket” that there is only one, also possibly indicated by there only being one in the present box.

Regardless, the locket in the box seems to be Asriel’s. This locket belongs to Chara’s best friend.

Which, in this run, is Frisk.

The “you” is always Frisk. Chara has already use first-person pronouns to describe themselves at this point. “In my way”, “My bed” but still refers to “you” often. Even in this route, the description on the golden flowers is still “They must have broken your fall”.

 It was neither Chara or the player who fell on these flowers, but Frisk. “You”, as Frisk, are still the one walking around. So when Frisk equips the Locket…

The locket is right where it belongs.

Forever.

You, the player, who objectively know Asriel was right outside of the game, inflict that great pain of betrayal on them and manipulate them into thinking you are the better partner by comparison. That Asriel wasn’t their best friend, but you are.

Chara doesn’t hate or even want to take over Frisk in this route. Far from it. That doesn’t mean they’re all sunshines and rainbows, though.

In pacifist, Frisk can get subjected to numerous bouts of impatience from the narrator (who seems to get weary and annoyed with repeated checks especially) but for the most part it seems like they’re trying to humor the kid.

Sometimes they turn repeated checks into little jokes, like the “Snow Poff” conversation, or this one if you keep turning the sink on/off:

But in this route they’re angry and impatient  The underlying fury of being “betrayed”, the potential for moral depravity that comes with being soulless having been met to its utmost, colors their every interaction with every being, including their new partner.

They snap at them upon checking the presents in Snowdin…

won’t offer up the “snowdecahedron” joke…

and offer very quick checks for a lot items.

The overall tone in this route is “What are you doing? Let’s go.”

But, even so, there are seldom occasions in which they actually remove control from Frisk McChecksalot (actually, the player).

In fact, you remain in control for most of the route, being able to move, act, and spare on your own with no interference. These occasions that Chara is acting stand out very starkly from the rest of the route because they’re the ones you can’t control.

…and they mostly seem to be a case of someone sitting next to you and yanking the controller out of your hands, going, “AUGH!! LET!! ME!! DO!! IT!!!!

But these actions aren’t all insignificant. Even though you, the Player, are at the head of this dust bath, and they are sitting back and letting you “guide” them for the most part (if you hit the fight button, the kill is yours) they make a few “contributions”.

They make an initial mistake in their narration (lmao) but they’re still suggesting battle plans for you, so you are actually the one fighting this fight, not Chara…mostly.

At the very end, that last strike is not from your input. After your attack is dodged, they quickly make a second - the first time they attack on their own.

and their first kill. Since LOVE hasn’t increased before their strike and is still 19, this proves they could have fought without your input but allowed you to be in control for this fight as well, even including the “Spare”  option. You were still “guiding” them.

After this, they then quickly march on to the garden, and kill the two people waiting there. Not because they don’t trust you to (after everything, I’m sure they’re fully expecting you to) but because, I think, they felt they should be the one to do it.

This route ends with their kill count technically at three, but as they feel they’re in partnership with Frisk and therefor an accessory to all the murders, they both share the LOVE and EXP for all kills.

Then…

They go on a spiel about the nature of stats, give thanks, praise, etc. Emphasis is placed on your actions being done willingly and their partnership. Here’s where things get interesting.

They give this option. This can be seen similar to a “fight” or “mercy” button, for the world this time. Obviously, they’ve been conditioned to expect you to choose “fight”, or “erase”.

 Interestingly, they can erase the world themselves, but still provide an option dialogue for this. It’s as I said; they’re not interested in taking over. They believe they’re following your guidance (or what they think is Frisk’s, rather, but you are controlling Frisk) and a person can’t be guided if they take over all the time.

That, of course, doesn’t mean they can’t take over.

The option dialogues are a courtesy. Chara could’ve taken over at any time, but allowed you to do what you would - to guide them, one way or another, because they woke up confused and didn’t trust themselves after the failure of the plan. That’s what they meant.

You have led them on to believe this is what you were after all along. If you choose “erase”:

They’re like “right, exactly as I thought. You’re great, we’ll be together forever” and they’re practically making heart eyes. or whatever the hell those are

Choosing no…

They get a little flustered, if not dismayed. I mean, they just killed their family not five minutes ago for you - including their best friend, who they thought betrayed them, who they replaced with you… who just betrayed them.

You were not after some lofty goal like destroying the world, you were killing because it was fun, because the world is your playground, when Chara assumed you were on some kind of mission. An appropriate amount of pissiness ensues.

Regardless of your choice, they strike down the world…

not Frisk; this is erasure of world, visualized; the window of Undertale shakes, and we know what Frisk getting attacked and killed looks like.

If you wait on the screen for several minutes, making your intention to go back clear, and retroactively making it obvious you did the run for fun, not a “purpose”, they chew you out.

After venting their annoyance at you (and confirming this route’s actions were mostly on you), they suggest a compromise.

This confirms that, throughout the route, Frisk still had their soul. Otherwise, it couldn’t be used as a bargaining chip here.

You’ve never had your soul taken more politely. They asked for permission. They even double-checked to make sure. They give you want you want in return.

Except, it’s not your soul. Chara thinks they’re talking to Frisk when they ask for “your” soul (they think they’ve been talking to Frisk this whole time) and it is Frisk’s soul that they take. Otherwise, this…

…couldn’t happen. congrats. you just sold an 8~ year old’s soul. asshole.

Of course, that leaves the question of why they do this during these endings.

I believe they’re trying to hold you accountable.

It’s right after this statement that they suggest the “compromise”. If you kill everyone for fun, reset, and try to live happily after with them, they can now shut it down. They don’t really interfere in the neutral endings. You led them to their point of no return - killing Asriel - and they make sure you can’t return from it, either.

But if you bring back the world and don’t try to get a happy ending, they chew you out anyway.

“Kinkshamed again!”

- you, probably

And they are so weirded out that they feel an obligation to tell you to do, literally, anything else.

“Despite me not understanding feelings anymore, I feel morally obligated to tell you to do something else”.

Some people have suggested this is to “kill humanity themselves” but. come on. LOVE is just your willingness to hurt. That shit cuts through monsters like a hot knife through butter, but out in the real world they’re just an angry baby with a gardening tool, humanity could fend them off with a wet mop.

On top of that, the destruction of humanity is literally only one soul away.

Asgore would have taken Frisk’s soul and wiped them out, and by killing the children up close and personal, he’s proven he has the mettle to do it. If Chara wanted humanity destroyed, they need only give Asgore Frisk’s soul. They could even inhabit the now completely soulless, determination-infused body like Flowey does if they chose. They do not ever go this route.

Plus, it’s a pointless act when they can already destroy the world, and Chara’s whole reason for being pissed at you is for killing when you didn’t really have a point, then dodging responsibility for it.

They don’t stop trying to hold you accountable on the second pass, either.

Functionally, you paid for the game so you have to be able to play it, but that doesn’t stop this pissed-off 12~ year old from appointing themself your final, unkillable judge if you choose to murder everyone just for funsies and then act like you can get away with it.

That’s why they’re here in this route. Chara is Undertale’s very last stand in a long, long effort to try to make you responsible for what you do here.

Aside from narrating, Chara makes their own contributions for Frisk at the end of this route, too.

After ascertaining that neither they or Frisk can move their body, or reach the save file, they give this suggestion with zero prompting:

Once they’ve thought of it, they then give you an entirely new option on the option menu.

And if you go to SAVE your friends, but back out of it (with shift or x)…

…they get shocked beyond speech, because why the hell would you back out of saving them.

But they’re not even sure at first if this is going to work.

Until it does.

And when Frisk finally gets to the point where they SAVE Asriel, they need to trigger memories of friendship with him somehow - that’s how they saved the others, by reminding them of the times they shared together.

Puzzles, fighting, jokes, phone calls, hugs. It seems that they can only use memories they’ve shared with their friends themself to save them; they can’t save Alphys by using Undyne’s memories.

Frisk has no such shared memories with Asriel they can use to SAVE him.

Fortunately, they know someone who does.

Asriel’s memories with Chara are triggered.

For the rest of the fight while Asriel talks to Chara about how much he cares them, the narrator lapses into complete silence.

After all this, they stick with Frisk until the end…

…but there’s no way of knowing what happens to them after The End.

Flowey dropped by to give Chara that status report, which can’t be physically next to Frisk…

…but the Mysterious Black Void is kind of a special place; it’s unknown if it’s even a “place” or how one reaches it or communicates with beings inside it. Someone is addressed by Flowey here in Neutral endings, too.

So their status and future after the events of Pacifist are unknown.

Buuut, we do know a little about their past before the events of Pacifist, if not after.

As far back as the KS, the legend has been “those who climb the mountain never return”. According to the story, Chara trips and falls in while trying to get a closer look at the hole, but we’re more concerned with why they climbed the mountain.

“Why would you climb a mountain people are said to disappear from?”

…wanted to disappear?

This unhappy third reason was why Chara wanted to climb the mountain.

The “small child” who was scaling Mt Ebott was trying to commit suicide.

Asriel doesn’t state the reason outright to Frisk, but Flowey’s conversation with Chara makes it obvious what this meant.

“I decided it wasn’t worth living anymore, so, like you, I tried to die”.

As we know, Chara’s successful, later suicide attempt was planned, from Asriel’s point of view, around the idea of having their soul in Asriel’s body, which would not erase them from existence. Flowey is referring to their “unhappy reason” for climbing the mountain. They tried to “erase themselves from existence”. 

There are indications that Chara fell before monsters left to go to “New Home”, and was the deciding factor for them journeying to the other end of cavern.

The first is that it seems Asriel lived in the Ruins Home for a time, as the child’s room in the Ruins Home is called…

…Asriel’s room.

And he, Toriel, and Asgore all have their chairs at the Ruins Home table.

Two big chairs for two big goats, one little chair for a little goat.

On top of that, Asriel seems to have been in the Ruins close enough to hear the injured Chara.

Chara likely stayed there for a little while (say, two weeks to a month, apparently not long enough to justify buying them their own furniture yet) as one of their golden flower drawings, identical to the one they put up in the same place in the New Home room, is hanging up in the Ruins Home room.

As we know, the reason the monsters retreated the farthest end of the tunnel from the barrier after being trapped is because they were afraid of the humans on the other side.

However, something changed. After millinia of being in one end of the cavern in the Ruins, where Asriel was born and where he found Chara, monsters very suddenly decided they weren’t afraid of humans anymore.

…and journeyed to New Home.  (there also appears to be a missing history book volume in between these two volumes)

Asgore himself had also changed his mind about humans killing them all once they left the barrier. 

Why would he change his mind after all those millenia?

Because he had the “future of humans and monsters”. 

 Chara fell when the monsters were still in the Ruins, and was heavily implied to make them unafraid of humans any longer after millenia, brave enough now to populate the rest of the cavern rather than staying as far away from the barrier as possible, and heavily implied to have changed Asgore’s mind about humans too.

By necessity, we’re going to have to toe the line of HOPE a little here, since Chara has never stated the reason for this outright in their entire life.

This statement comes right after “I know why Chara climbed the mountain. It wasn’t for a very happy reason.” with no pause; Chara’s reason for climbing a mountain people disappear from, for wanting to “erase themselves from existence”, is related to their reason for hating humanity.

But, unlike their reason for climbing the mountain…

they refuse to talk about this, even with Asriel. Suicide is already a very private topic, which they were willing to breach with Asriel, so there is something even more private going on they explicitly don’t want him to know about.

And no, it’s not because they killed someone.

These are their starting stats. Their Level of Violence is 1, correlating with 0 Execution Points, which go up any time the Frisk-Chara Combo Pack kills someone.

Was their reason for hating humanity because humanity is objectively the worst, ever?

Nah, Asriel knows this already. It seems they’ve probably talked about this. At length.

So the reason they hated humanity is tied to something specific, private enough that Asriel can’t know, not murder, and big enough that they wanted to erase themselves.

In relation to this, I’d like to call attention to an indisputable fact.

The distance between the village and what they see as Death Mountain is about the distance of the underground, which we can walk Frisk through in a day or two. Given its track record, people are probably forbidden from going there, so they’re not hitching a ride there and since they’re children (the coffins all being the same size as Chara’s coffin and Frisk’s sprite barely fitting into one) they’re not driving either. 

The children who flung themselves into the Underground probably had to walk there on their own. They probably all came from the same settlement. Eight children who came from this village all tried to “erase themselves from existence” in a relatively short span of time.

Also, by the time they get Underground, they have something in common.

Context: after you reset and she guesses your favorite flavor.

Context: Asgore completely unsurprised to hear you can come back from the dead and have many times. He fought the other children, and it seems he’s heard this story before.

The children who climbed the mountain and came from the same village as Chara somehow had the ability to SAVE and RESET on their journey. But they gave up at the end, and without determination, they died for real, and their ability to save and reset was passed to someone else.

We know that only one being can hold save/load powers at a time, since Flowey’s are taken away when a being with more determination arrives. For some reason, this individual has been the fallen children on many occasions if not all of them, and that’s no coincidence. There is a reason for that.

I believe Chara also had that power. Frisk’s SAVE file is in their name.

And there’s this question that Flowey asks them at the end of Pacifist.

He’s asking them if the power to save and reset was one they were fighting to stop. Given that they use this power along with Frisk even in Pacifist (to, at the very least, keep them both alive), I he may be referring to their efforts in life. Maybe they believed their death would erase this power. They likely lost it upon committing suicide, having lost their will to live/determination.

And how does this relate to their possible reason for hating humanity, that they could never tell Asriel about?

Even after he says Chara was fighting to stop the resets, he makes this accusation. I think this is what they might have been afraid of. (although this is a fair accusation, because starting the game up could only indicate that there is an intention to reset and play again, and he has picked up on that and only confronts them if it is started again) 

But Chara seems to hate the power to reset’s potential for using it to dodging responsibility. Your attempt to abuse it completely sets them off.

They have an overwhelming drive to hold you responsible for the actions you take, to prevent you from getting away with outright abusing the power for fun without consequences.

It’s possible that their secret power to reset is linked to their reason for hating humanity, which means it, too, must remain secret. That the humans in the village tried to abuse their power, and the humans were never held accountable for it, and that other children who could reset were driven up the mountain decades later for the same reason.

It would also explain some strange actions taken by Chara during the trip outside the barrier.

We know Chara has some kind of real fixation on these flowers - they have drawings they made of the golden flowers next to their bed. But I don’t believe they made this request, and carried their body over just to see the flowers.

Was it to force an attack on Asriel? Hell no. Chara already has control over his body before they even pick up their body. And he’s already agreed to take six souls. If they had any idea that Asriel would have “betrayed” them, they would not have trusted him with the reason they climbed they mountain, the locket, and their soul.

I think the beliefs of the villagers and their subsequent attack was an accident that the combined intellectual “might” of two 12~ year olds couldn’t have predicted. Plus…

It seems that the monster-human combination with one soul is a little frightening to look at. The God of Hyperdeath has enough souls to generate an image to his liking, but with one soul, his appearance is “very unsettling” and described by even the monsters as a “horrible beast”. The villagers might have assumed he must have killed the child he was holding because of his appearance.

And if Chara really wanted the villagers to attack, they could have mutilated their own body in front of them, faked an attack on their corpse; all they did was carry it to the golden flowers. The image was likely similar to a parent carrying their sleeping child to bed.

But I do think Chara wanted the villagers to see their dead body.

Chara, for reasons unknown to us, has an extreme fixation on holding people accountable and responsible for their actions. Their reason for hating humanity - I believe this originated from the villagers, who did something so awful that Chara thought an appropriate punishment for them was death. 

They want the villagers to see their dead body; to hold them responsible for driving them up the mountain, to show them the reason they were about to die.
And if Chara had the power to reset as long as they had determination, that the villagers abused, Chara’s death even being a possibility is an indication to everyone that they lost the will to live.

I think they’re trying to say…

And I don’t think their eventual plan was to restart a war on humanity - they seemed to truly want to break the barrier.

That said, would they have been altogether that fussed if monsters managed to defeat the hated humans, and regain control over the earth, after being slaughtered and trapped underground? Probably not. Many monsters themselves, during the events of Undertale, are “so hype for the destruction of humanity”, after all.

And no, I don’t believe “premeditated murder is A-okay as long as one’s backstory is tragic” (which no one has ever claimed), but this way of thinking is also analogous to the monsters believing it is alright to kill seven children to break the barrier, despite monsters souls supposedly being made of love and compassion; it is a flawed “ends justify the means” sort of thinking and Undertale’s message is that there is no right reason to take a life.

Chara also refers to the plan to break the barrier as “our plan”, not “my plan”.

Their plan was to “just” take six souls - this was as far as the plan was Asriel-approved and could be called “our plan”, which was…

If there had been any ulterior motive besides that they would have said “my plan”, although Asriel realizes in hindsight that breaking the barrier with murdered souls would mean having to battle the vengeful humans beyond, as his father was on his way to doing, after declaring war on them.

It’s worth mentioning that the narrator has a little moment when the barrier is broken:

It’s one of the very few moments when the narration voice goes nonstandard in the game, and it even matches Chara’s way of speaking at the end of the Lethal Limbo (but it’s not as slow and spaced out as their reaction to Asriel’s phonecall). The breaking of the barrier spawns an emotional reaction in them.

They may have even thought breaking the barrier was their purpose, as someone who was “the future of monsters and humans”.

Remember what Asgore tells them on their deathbed?

They’ve probably heard this line before. This is the angle Asgore pleads to them from.

Now, as a singular human with a singular human soul, knowing monsters can absorb human souls to exit the barrier that’s trapped them for millenia, how does one become the “future of monsters and humans”?  How would you, as a suicidal child, have interpreted that line?

How would you have fulfilled your dad’s wishes for you to become “the future of humans and monsters” knowing what resources were available to you: your one human soul, your boss monster pal…and your knowledge of where to find 6 of some very bad humans’ souls?

We know they held this line very close to their heart, because…

…even after death, they remember it.

There are clues scattered around New Home, and in the behavior of living characters, that indicate that Chara had a mutual love of their adoptive family.

Toriel obviously cared for Chara very much. She took them with her to the Ruins to give them a proper burial when they died…

she took the seeds of their favorite flower to plant over their grave…

and even has one of these flowers in her room.

And, after she leaves Frisk at the door of the ruins, when she thinks she’ll never see them again, she goes to stand quietly by Chara’s grave.

Chara, who I believed loved all of them very much, likely thought very highly of her. Their way of speaking (if not necessarily their tone) sounds very like hers:

Some of the narration even sounds like it could have come from Toriel herself.

And given Toriel’s reputation for being a strong and intelligent person,

they might have thought of her as a role model.

They also seem to have inherited her sense of humor.

During the battle with her they give the check option:

and when she finally starts relenting, and talks about taking care of Frisk and begging them to go upstairs, their narration turns to silence.

If she is killed, then, even on the Violent Venue - where Chara had thought talking to her about what they’re doing was useless - they express sadness while walking around her home.

Asgore and Chara seem to have been pretty close.

Flowey even makes a comment on this…

That, even where Flowey’s “hundreds of methods” couldn’t get Asgore to show the souls, he’d do it for Chara…implying that Flowey thought there was some favoritism going on. you made the whole room awkward, Flowey.

Asgore seems to have held hopes during Chara’s life that they would become “the future of monsters and humans”.

…a hope which he immediately puts on Frisk after deciding that the look in their eyes is similar to Chara’s.

But we know that Asgore cared about them far beyond that potential, as he is still attached to them after they’ve died.

During the events of Undertale, Asgore seems to have developed an attachment to their favorite flower…

…it’s even on his trident.

and he drinks it as tea.

(which Chara seems to like, too)

Seeing as the gift to them in their room is described by them as a simple garden tool (on everything but That One Occasion When You Try to Kill Literally Everyone)

and how excited they were to learn what the hell is a water sausage

it’s probable that Chara and Asgore spent a lot of time in the garden together; maybe this was when Chara starting bringing up the golden flowers, and why he cultivates them after their death.

And it seem that Chara was highly attached to him too. Walking around new home, one can discover this tidbit about a “pink, hand-knit sweater”:

They know the sweater was hand-knit, and there’s a pause when the narrator sees it, implying some surprise.

And it’s so relevant to the narrator that it even has red text associated it, in which they express interest in that he still has it.

Their bed (“my bed”) does not have red text, but “my drawing”, their picture of the golden flower, does, implying that they were the one who made it for him.

Meanwhile, the bureau with a Santa Claus outfit inside is given no pause by the narrator in Pacifist…

and is dismissed completely in the Significantly Unpacifist route.

…completely unlike the sweater. The narrator is not surprised to find this goofy object is owned by Asgore, they’re surprised because he still has the sweater they gave him. A likely huge sweater, that they knit by hand.

Given that it says “Mr. Dad Guy” it seems that they once called him this (either as a slip in regular conversation or because they couldn’t quite say “Dad” outright) and it become an in-joke for them.

The fight with Asgore starts out with some narration…

…but once Asgore strikes out the Mercy button, and it becomes clear you’ll have to fight him, they go dead silent for the entire fight.

And during the fight with him, the narration doesn’t even try to give him any CHECK text - it simply says Asgore and gives his stats.

They’re not enjoying this.

Post-death, Asgore’s relationship with Chara is complicated. By this time he’s already declared war on humans, so he tried to keep them in a cold, above-ground coffin with the rest of the children, perhaps as a way to detach, and talks of having a child.

Since he and Toriel knew, while Chara was dying of the same symptoms Asgore had had, that Chara was trying to commit suicide…

…it’s possible he felt they had a role in Asriel’s death when he declared war “in a fit of anger”.

But he also describes them this way:

(a look of hope he sees in Frisk’s eyes right after he offers to make them a family; it seems Chara possessed similar hope for this to work once.)

And given that he still has the sweater they made him (maybe this is why Chara was surprised to see it?) and the ongoing motif of golden flowers, I don’t think he every succeeded in hating them, if that’s what he was going for. I don’t think Asgore has it in him to truly hate anyone.

And Chara remembers the words he told them on their deathbed, and seems to have kept them close…

as Chara remembers them every time the Frisk and Chara Combo Pack die, and finds the determination to come back.

So about that buttercup incident.

Would they really try to kill someone they cared about this much?

Asriel describes it as an accident they both made together regarding the word “buttercup” being close to “cups of butter”.

Chara didn’t even know what a water sausage looked like; their knowledge wasn’t perfect. Even I didn’t know until Undertale that buttercups were poisonous, and I once dug a hole for a jalepeno plant. A whole hole.

If they really, really wanted a boss monster soul, they could have gone after the weaker Asriel’s soul, or just attacked outright; even in pacifist, with a LV of 1, Frisk can cut through Asgore and bring him to his knees with ease. Humans are just that strong.

And Chara wouldn’t have had Asriel as a witness to the pie-baking if they were doing something secretly murderous to his father.

Plus they could have just reset until it worked, if that was what they were after.

(And why didn’t they reset after the poisonings?)

There is, however, an indication of their true feelings towards this incident.

They’ve decided to use buttercups to kill themselves.

Buttercup poisoning - a truly atrocious way to die, if you’ve ever read about the symptoms - is their preferred method of suicide.

This child, who climbed the mountain looking for a way to die, must have been able to think of other options…that “gardening tool” they had, falling, maybe even the bullets of a monster. Instead they chose a particularly painful, gruesome way to die, the symptoms of which everyone would recognize as buttercup poisoning, ruining any potential efforts to conceal their suicide.

Which it did.

Why?

They’re holding themself accountable this time. They might have considered it “making up” for their mistake.

Toriel even seems worried that Chara might think that she and Asgore are angry with them about the incident (given that it’s their choice of suicide) and tries to reassure them that they both want Chara to wake up:

…So why’d they laugh about it?

I think it’s important to realize that “laughing something off” doesn’t just mean standing there chuckling like an asshat. It means “to make light of a situation”, which is a process that can include making jokes and laughing.

Also, given the context:

It seems that they managed to diffuse the situation with Toriel by making jokes (probably relating to butter puns), which is why Asriel mentions “laughing it off” as something he thought was the correct thing to do.

Actually laughing at his dad’s pain itself would never be seen as the right thing to do by Asriel (jesus, he’s not stupid) and would definitely have alarmed the aforementioned Toriel, whose bullshit detector, by the way…

…could fry a snail at 25 yards.

Given that they kill themselves painfully with buttercups, it seems they really were deeply, deeply disturbed by what happened, made light of it to cope and de-escalate the situation, and this was their chosen method of making it up to them: enduring the symptoms themselves and giving their soul up in an effort to break the barrier.

There’s another clue to this later on, in the True Lab:

For Snowy’s mother, you are given the same act options with her as you did with her son (the other amalgamates also have options relating to their less drippy counterparts).

But choosing laugh elicits a very strange reaction from the narrator (who is already acting strangely, repeating “It’s so cold” over and over the entire fight).

They seem to have zoned out completely during the fight, and describe an action that Frisk does not, in fact, do, but more likely what Chara themselves felt like doing.

Choosing to laugh again makes the Chara snap at you:

And, despite laughing “until tears ran down their face”, they don’t say “But you don’t think it’s funny”. They say “But it’s not funny”. It’s a statement of fact, not of Frisk’s feelings; Chara doesn’t think it’s funny.

Interestingly, there’s a situation that corresponds to this.

It’s Snowy’s dad. Consider that you’re talking to Snowy’s mother here.

It’s a parallel to what he said. Neither Chara nor Snowy’s father think it’s funny, and they say so outright.

Seems they’re using laughter to cope with a situation that disturbs them so much that they became disoriented and even incorrectly describe something Frisk completely didn’t do.

And that the laughter is a stress response that they “can’t stop”, even while they’re crying.

Which is, uh, hardly unheard of.

And, interestingly, choosing to “heckle”…

…results in an even more disoriented response, in which they don’t even state what they think you did, but guess you said “something like it”. It’s a little concerning to think where they may have pulled this exact response from.

Choosing to heckle again results in them heckling you.

This response wasn’t something “you” said, so it wasn’t said out loud. Given that this space is for Frisk’s ears, or else this dialogue would have raised some goat-brows…

…they are directing this towards you, who have chosen on your own to “heckle” twice. This is a parallel to the somewhat snappy “But it’s not funny” that they say upon you choosing “laugh” twice (which must confuse them), and also to another situation.

If you continue to heckle - and continue to heckle - Snowy over and over, suddenly Frisk says something quite mean, and the narrator’s tone is obviously dismayed. Likewise, it’s a little concerning to think where Frisk might have pulled this response from.

Although some think the “you”, unlike ever before, is somehow Chara here because Frisk is a Mary Stu who can do no wrong. Actually, it is the player who chooses the action. Frisky Bits just does the details.

Chara also gets concerned if you keep ignoring Greater Dog…

And they get pretty judgmental about the candy dish.

All the bad ACTs are on you, if you choose them. Saying the bad ones must be all Chara and the good ones must be Frisk is just wrong, when all ACTs are done by “you”, the player, Asshole in Chief. If anything is done by Chara, they always narrate it as “I”, and since you’re controlling Frisk, Frisk’s actual input is limited.

Chara’s just providing the options, so you can act good, or bad (or “burn”, or “cry”)  with complete freedom, thus not impairing your “guidance” with any bias that actually prevents you from choosing an action.

Mostly.

As for the laughter in the Edgy Exigency, these times are a case of corruption, calling back to earlier…

…in which the dog food bag only becomes funny after killing 21+ people. Since it was not funny before, it can be surmised that there’s been a critical change in the narrator directly from killing over 20 people.

Basically, you turned them into another Flowey (except one who’s in Frisk’s head) who really does laugh at misfortune, even though it isn’t Flowey’s true nature, and it’s not Chara’s, either, or they’d always find the bag funny if all the dogs were dead.

It doesn’t take just a soulless person to find this funny; it takes corrupting them, too.

Back to goats.

Okay, so obviously these two were close in life.

The other monsters noted that they became like siblings.

Flowey says that they were “inseparable”.

They were constant playmates:

And together in embarrassment over the nose-nuzzles.

They also seemed to confide in one another and talk quite a lot:

Asriel might have played a caretaker role of sorts to Chara. He knew they were suicidal, and there’s a line of Flowey’s that sticks out:

He had some sort of reason to think Chara would find it surprising that he was suicidal and that he would want to “follow in their footsteps”.

It’s possible that he tried to talk them into wanting to live, or encouraged them, and reassured them, on more than one occasion, and that this is why Flowey thinks Chara might not believe he’d try to “follow in their footsteps” and “erase himself from existence”.

Asriel also tries to caretake Frisk, too.

It’s who he is. Asriel is a person of sympathy and compassion, two huge fundamental aspects of his personality (which is why he changed so much when he lost the ability to feel those things), whereas Chara seems to be a person of empathy and analysis.

During their conversations, Chara likely relayed some of their experiences or views on humans to him:

even if the exact reason they hated humanity stayed secret. It was likely during those conversations that their strong hatred for humanity became apparent.

And it seems that Chara might have tried to take care of Asriel in the same way, given this line exists:

During this part of that run, Flowey hasn’t said this before, so it was something he told them during life. Asriel told Chara during their lifetimes that “they were the only one who understood him”.  Except this time, Chara is unique in that they’re the only other person able to share the experience of being soulless.

He also says this during the Pacifist run:

It seems that Asriel was also going through something during this time of his life, and Chara offered up (apparently accurate) analyses of his character or his feelings, which made him feel understood by them.

Chara does have the potential for trying to “caretake” someone, given that they try it with Frisk sometimes…

and they also spend a lot of time analyzing Frisk’s feelings during the narration.

However, Chara seems to be able to be very strict sometimes regarding acting “grown-up” (even with their way of speaking) …

so it seems they and Asriel must have been close or the same age, and Chara very determined that he act his age to the point of harshness.

They seem relent on this somewhat with Frisk, giving them the option to “Cry” on the battle with the then-invincible MTT (so maybe Frisk is a few years younger?)…

but they draw the line on acceptable sobbing conduct for someone Frisk’s age, um, somewhere.

(it should be noted that this is the narrator speaking, not MTT, who already has a speech bubble next to him and speaks in all caps)

But according to Flowey, they seem to have had fun playing together:

But for Asriel, it’s not just because they’re “special” for still being fun to play with and understanding him:

He just really, really cares about them.

Like, really really cares about them.

(although I would not go so far to say - like some people apparently have - that his attempted murder - while a soulless person - of someone he thought was Chara just to keep them from leaving him, was a sign in and of itself that he cares about them; it was definitely not good behavior there)

So, uh, anyway, like, one would hope all that (non-soulless behavior) love is mutual.

Well, given that the narrator completely loses their shit when he shows up:

it’s evident that they do have some pretty strong feelings about him. (the last occurs randomly during his fight, up to several times, and never gets that shaky outside of it)

During his fight (as with Toriel and Asgore) the narrator’s Serious Mode is entered. They are in fact, pretty serious. They keep talking about the end of the world…

and their CHECK is somber:

while Asriel uses the same attacks Toriel does. 

Then he goes rainbowy, floats around, starts using stars instead of fire to attack.

…and suddenly the narrator gets super excited.

They change his name to rainbows in the text, the CHECK text for him suddenly gets really… childish?

And suddenly they know every move he’s about to use, and they make sure Frisk knows, too.

Which all are named attacks, which is completely unique, and a little silly.

Yeah, I’m making the case for it.

It’s Asriel’s edgy deviantart OC.

He and Chara are playing their childhood game again.

And Asriel is taking his turn to be the sassy shonen antagonist, complete with unique evil laughter for this persona that he doesn’t use even as Flowey:

And that apparently sounds like this.

So maybe the “Demon Who Comes When People Calls Its Name” is Chara’s edgy villain OC to Asriel’s “God of Hyperdeath”? But, uh, that’s HOPE stuff and we’re not there yet. so forget you just read that.

Eventually Asriel (who says he’d been holding back to make “The God of Hyperdeath”) gets serious again, and the narrator is back to pessimistic despair.

And, of course, we know the whole sequence where his memories with Chara are triggered.

After that, when Asriel’s talking about how much he cares about Chara…

Chara goes quiet in their narration for the entire rest of the fight  (as they have for Toriel and Asgore’s fights). What he says here definitely means something to them.

Asriel also seems to have owned a locket (possibly matching, but at least one that was his) that said “Best Friends Forever”:

that Chara gave him,  which he takes immense pride in.

So they’ve probably told him before that he was their best friend. And they trusted him enough to talk about wanting to erase themselves, and climbing the mountain.

And, of course, they trusted them with their soul when they died, when they could have quite possibly more easily convinced another, more human-hating monster to take it.

I’d say they loved him.

I don’t think they could have predicted the events that would occur as a consequence of their failed plan.

But, as much as they loved each other, their relationship, as we know, wasn’t perfect.

After Asriel initially says he doesn’t like the plan, it seems like they press forward with their reasons. They seem pretty deadset on the plan happening. I think they had already decided to kill themself a while ago; they had a detailed plan already in mind for it.

Then, after he agrees, they must have asked something like “do you think I’m wrong?” or “do you doubt that it will work?” and this idea seems to actually offend Asriel, who had been speaking haltingly before then.

And this is where things go wrong. If Chara had listened more to why he didn’t like the plan before going forward with their reasons for it, maybe they would realized he really didn’t want to go through with it, not just because he didn’t want them to die…

but because he also didn’t really want to kill.

If Asriel hadn’t thought Chara was above imperfections, and knew that he could still be a good friend while doubting them if they were doing something wrong, he could have told them when prompted why he didn’t like the plan.

Even on their death bed, never doubting them is a huge moral concern for him that he uses to convince himself that the plan is right.

It’s possible, given the time, and the fact that they were only like 12 when all this went on, that they could have worked on these issues and matured into a more equal, healthy relationship. But we have no way of knowing what could have happened.

Here’s what did happen, by the end of Pacifist:

Asriel comes to terms with the fact that Chara wasn’t perfect, an undeniably healthy development. And despite apparently previously finding enough similarity in Frisk and Chara to confuse the two, Asriel finally realized the difference. Pacifist Frisk has refused to kill even in self-defense, and Chara didn’t.

 But I think he might has another reason for telling Frisk all of this, including this line…

See, in the Neutral-Pacifist route (not following an aborted Murderous Mumbo, that is) he seems to get this idea that Frisk is Chara, calling them up on the phone as Asriel, pretty quickly after the Photoshop Flowey fight.

He brushes this off as “projection” (which likely did have something to do with it)

but then he talks to Chara after Pacifist, knowing that they were with Frisk, knowing they could SAVE.

And even seems to have an idea before the fight that Chara is inside Frisk.

So what he’s telling Frisk here isn’t entirely true, but he also doesn’t out them by name as the voice in Frisk head (as Chara hasn’t outed themselves, although Frisk could likely guess) but he does make sure Frisk knows a little about them for the road. 

Then, of course, we have Flowey’s conversation with Chara at the end of Pacifist, which is our biggest indicator for where they stand.

He’s still taking the time to reassure them that everything is okay, and tells them not to worry, a role he probably played in life, too.

He talks about the resets, says he couldn’t do it all again, and guesses that Chara was fighting to stop them…

And:

He’s making it clear from the get-go that he doesn’t approve of resets himself, and if Chara were to go that route, he wouldn’t go along. Considering what happened before, it’s a massive development, and absolutely a healthy one.

He’s made it obvious that he still cares about them, that he wants them not to worry, and acknowledges his own actions as Flowey, but he will now let them know if he thinks something is wrong, and tell them if he doesn’t want to do it.

And during his last moments, he watches over their grave.

I don’t think he stopped caring about them.

This would leave some hope for, maybe, a healthier friendship than they had when they were alive… but it’s also true that neither of them have a soul by the end of Pacifist, and a lot has happened since they did, so it will never be what it was, or could have been.

Both of them have, however, found some peace, and it’s possible that they communicate intermittently like they did here.

Unless you reset. That button is actually yours to press, unlike what Flowey thinks. If you leave everything be, Chara doesn’t do it on their own, even though they’ve proven they can act without player input.

Okay, so there’s this common misconception that Chara is constantly harassing Frisk to just kill a monster, already. By now we ought to know that’s not true…

…because they just want to see what Frisk thinks is correct, since they no longer think they know what the right thing to do is themselves, after their plan failed.

Whatever Frisk does, they can come up with a reason to justify it, because they’re soulless and think Frisk is their “guide”.

But what we haven’t covered is that Chara is actually - outside of the Shin-stabbing Shindig - a dirty monster apologist.

They

will

white-knight

for

every

monster.

Even while these things are shooting bullets at Frisk.

Chara, as we know, hates humanity, but in life they tried to martyr themselves to break the barrier, and the monsters took better care of them than humans ever did. They don’t hate them.

And it might surprise you to know that they found an idol among them.

Undyne is, technically speaking, fucking cool, and Chara knows it. It’s likely they didn’t know each other while Chara was alive (because Undyne has to guess if Toriel is Asgore’s ex) but no matter what route you take, they’re impressed with her.

In Neutral-Pacifist, they describe her as:

And they start getting really, really dismayed if she starts dying on a Neutral route.

Even during That Time in Which the Amount of Fun You Will Have is Actually Rather Small I Think, even after they’ve taken to describing other monsters dismissively… 

they describe her the same way as they always have as they always have.

As the heroine.

So what were they like?

I have no idea. By the time they show up in Undertale’s timeline, they don’t have a soul, so it’s hard to get an exact idea of what their true personality was like. I think the neutral route, and details of their old life with the Dreemurs, are the fairest ways to estimate this.

So, they were, as we know, fairly strict on some things.

And they often try to talk like a “grown-up”.


But they’re also still pretty childish sometimes.

And somewhat of a messy child.

They were quite possibly anxious.

They were artistic:

with the ability to draw, and hand-knit a sweater for a goat the approx size of a small car, which must have taken them damn near forever, so they were capable of the dedication to finish large projects.

They were also able to read fairly advanced books, given that they quote Japanese literature  word-for-word on one occasion:

so they’re obviously pretty intelligent.

They enjoyed gardening, which might be related to their love of the golden flowers:

and while their knowledge is limited, they get excited learning new things about plants:

They’re capable of being highly empathetic:

which does not mean they’re always sympathetic.

They can be teasing…

harsh…

and warm.

And they were suicidal, and extremely self-destructive…

And they are bitter, and wrathful, over something we don’t know about.

which has made them very determined to hold people accountable for their actions, particularly with resets.

Also, they, uh, really like dogs.

Except this one:

Okay, maybe this one too.

Even if he can’t knit for shit.

They were some kind of weeb??

They have a sense of humor:

They seem to have an interesting way of dealing with upsetting emotions, starting with irony…

to silence…

and, when things get really bad, tearful laughter.

And, ultimately, whether they find peace, whether they accept Asriel’s view point as right or wrong…

…depends on your “guidance”.

wait, wasn’t that just a tl;d-



This post was brought here with the help of people like @passivechara​, @buttercupcinnamonpie​, @doge-w-a-bloge​ @saveloadreset​, @narrachara​, @starfaits​, @wordbending​, and @saccharinescorpion​, @vgfm, HylianAngel, @asexualmew and everyone who proof-read it before it was published! Thank you!

If you would like to create theories based off of this or adapt these theories to videos (plz I hear Narra-Chara hasn’t even reached youtube at all) then you’re free to! I don’t own Undertale after all lol


Congratulations! You have reached The E-



You want some HOPE, dontcha? 

You can leave now. Really. This is just for all the things I couldn’t find a place for in the main analysis because I suck ass at organizing, or that I couldn’t find enough evidence for. And just wild theorizing. And you wouldn’t like that, would you?

There’s a message in the strings of the data from Chara, that doesn’t show up ingame under any circumstances; it’s a message for people who look at the game data. Right at the very top.

And it’s not just for genocidal players, either, or it’d have been put in the currently-empty files you get upon completely that route. Any dirty hacker could find this message, even one who never completed that run, like my weak ass.

Here it is:


Why this definitely has something to do with Gaster:

  • He got a lot of attention in the new patch, and this only shows up in the patched strings
  • Chara usually calls themself partner, not servant
  • It’s in the strings, not the game

Why this definitely has nothing to do with Gaster:

  • There’s no evidence they knew each other in life; related skeletons (Sans and Papyrus) don’t even recognize Toriel, their mom.
  • Additionally, the plan to break the barrier couldn’t have been Gaster’s
    because it sucked ass and he was supposed to be brilliant. Plus, it’d require Chara, a child, to commit suicide.
  • Chara is currently chillin in Frisk’s head so there’s not much opportunity for communication between the two unless Frisk is also there, or the Mysterious Black Void really is just that mysterious.
  • The player is the one who reads the strings, and the message it replaces in the old version was directed to the player.

Illuminati not confirmed. Illuminati ambiguous.

Yes, they were. They had a human soul strong enough to give Asriel the power to cross the barrier.

The reason people don’t recognize the Frisk-Chara Combo Pack as human sometimes, specifically in the No-Mercy run, is because…

…their actions indicate someone without a human soul. Flowey seems to think this disqualifies someone from their status as a human.

By the way, Flowey’s lack of a monster soul seems to make others hold him in a category outside of monsters (who even have snowmen in their ranks):

Besides that, Asgore clearly recognized them as human in life, and in Frisk after their death, like I said, but no longer recognizes them now.

Also, it’s the game way of calling you a monster for doing that run, you nerd.

Okay, so we know “The Absolute GOD of Hyperdeath!” is Asriel’s villain OC, with it’s own unique laughter…

that he doesn’t use while Asriel the Kid

or Flowey the Flower.

…so it’s some kind of completely separate villain persona he’s made up to be edgy and cool and it shoots rainbows and stars, unlike his regular fire attacks. Chara seems to know about his OC and what his attacks are called, so I imagine it started as a game they played.

What if Chara’s counter to “The Absolute GOD of Hyperdeath” was “The Demon Who Comes when People Call It’s Name”?

And since we know Flowey’s “creepy face” is associated with the GOH…

maybe Chara’s “creepy face” was associated with their edgy villain OC?

But that’s just a theory.

It seems they refer to themselves by neutral pronouns at least twice:

and Asriel does too:

aaand that’s all there is to say about that. lol

They act serious and intelligent, but the KS describes them as a “small child”…

not a teenager, so I’m gonna guestimate their age at like, 12. so stop drawing them in creepy stuff and shipping them with adults, you freaks.                                               

NO!!!

I see people throw out the “bandage” as proof that Frisk is, in fact…………………………………….a zombie.

Frisk does start with a bandage, but the things in the coffin? Not exactly bandages.They’re described as mummy wrappings. Not a single bandage, used many times.

On top of that, we can see that when Chara (who is in the intro dated 201x, “the date I came here” with their single striped shirt) fell there were no flowers.

However, Frisk’s fall was broken by the flowers.

And when Frisk comes in, the ground around the flowers is not dug up.  Chara is still buried there. 

Frisk has their own soul, whereas Chara’s was combined with Asriel’s and destroyed.

Frisk is a whole different person, with a whole different name, and a whole different soul. And, uh, differently colored clothes, with different numbers of stripes. I really hope that’s not what convinces you.

It seems that Chara may be a few years older than Frisk, given the difference in behavior (Frisk “waving their hands wildly” to “conduct”) and the way they expect Frisk to be excited by toys, and the nursery rhyme dummy check. I’d guestimate Frisk’s age at 8-11? so stop drawing them in creepy stuff and shipping them with adults, you freaks.

However…despite this…

They seem to be the same height…

C O N F I R M E D

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j-aanine  asked:

hii! i read your tags from my post (aka 7thtens) hahaha. i can tell that you really love those boys and it's so nice to see! but yes, please send me cute bap things. but i think it'll be easier if i followed you, so i'll look out for those cute (and not so cute ones too lmao 🙊) things! ahhhhh, i genuinely wanna know more about them.

OMG I truly with all my entire heart and soul adore these men and lovelovelove sharing them with new fans and it makes me very happy when people show interest in them so here I am, willing to give you any content you should ask for lol (sorry I just am very dedicated to them) 
((also I just linked a lot of info so please if you ever have the free time go through them, B.A.P is so neat and just wow lol)

I made a post a couple months ago for just my favorite reasons to stan B.A.P if you would like to go throug there?
It just points out cute moments/MV’s, songs, interviews and other variety things that I personally enjoyed and other Babys basically obsess over (truly they are the cutest weirdest bunch)

Heres a list of all their MV’s
(strap yourself in for their mvs, they’re all amazing!)

Members SNS
Yongguk: Twitter || Instagram
Himchan: Twitter || Instagram 
Daehyun: Twitter || Instagram
Youngjae: Twitter || Instagram
Jongup: Twitter || Instagram
Zelo: Twitter || Instagram || 2nd Instagram(videos) || Mochii (his pupper) instagram

Official websites: VAPP || TS.Ent Youtube || B.A.P Japanese Youtube 

B.A.P Blogs: @itsbap @mato-world

 Member wise you Got
Bang Yongguk: Leader, Rapper, composer, writes almost all of B.A.Ps music. fluffy awkward dad, tigger enthusiast , puppy cuddlier prolly, mean mugging intimidating to others but is actually a cupcake, cave voice marshmallow. holy shit Yongguk is actually so precious 

Originally posted by missbaptan

Kim Himchan: Sub vocals, Visual, wine mom, bunny teeth smile, actually so super adorable with Babys, actual fucking nerd it’s ridiculous, softest heart with the hardest head, in love with bbang and jongup, will protect his children over anything. Took over as leader when bbang went out on hiatus for health reasons, carried B.A.P through end of the year performances/award shows + Noir comeback so bless Himchan ;;;

Originally posted by mybutterflyfact

Jung Daehyun: Main vocals, annoying oldest son, biggest fanboy of B.A.P, biggest fanboy of Babys, spoils all of us, is really loud and really extra, screams a lot, bounces around a lot, singing at any chance he gets, has really cute dimples and whiskers when he smiles, is actually a soft cute bun, like the softest honestly, can be a massive asshole to the other members but does it out of love, never take Daehyun srs please lol

Originally posted by daehdream

Yoo Youngjae: Lead vocals: sassy middle son, soooooo extra, brains of the group, MC of the group, fluffyfluffyfluffyfluffyfluffy, also super loud, gives everyone hella sass during interviews and vlives it’s actually super great. Daehyuns husband bestfriend, they are a power duo, never leave them alone together honestly. Is also rude but is just really smol can never take srsly, has a deal with his mom to never expose himself, we have yet to see any skin of Youngjae and it’s a curse. #DaehyunsMomOwesHimFood, looks really amazing in pink, Young+longcoats=gods work, actual king of aeygo.

Originally posted by hatfelting

 Moon Jongup: Lead dancer, sub vocals, little nerd boy, “one puuunch~” is actual a pup, needs to be protected at all costs, is really shy on camera, but sometimes he lets his real self show when he’s comfortable, is actually the most hilarious man ever, loves anime, loves reading manga, likes to be naked, is Himchans lil love bug, this kids sense of humor is amazing, literally a fucking meme without trying to be. Has a really strong love connection with chocolate milk. Likes to take his shirt off a lot, no ones complaining, he’s ripped asf, flips, flips everywhere. cutest crooked teeth. someonebuyhimglassesplease.

Originally posted by himchah

Choi Junhong(Zelo): Maknae, rapper, lead dancer. tall .-. only member with a stage name, goes hard asf with his verses honestly, imo one of the strongest rappers in kpop, loves his puppers, loves his hyungs, his hyungs love him so much. respects all of his brothers so much, meme lord, likes to be shirtless on instagram. huge flirt, 3am vlive adventures to waffle houses alone, drinks underage in America and we don’t understand how???????? He and Jongup help make up the choreography for B.A.P, has helped Yongguk write and compose music. is actually a very tall squish, needs to be stopped 25/8

Originally posted by ninichu

shit okay this got long, but if you have any questions feel free to ask me or any B.A.P blog on here, theres so many and I can give you some of the best if you feel like joining the fandom. We’re all really chill really meme-y sweet people and always welcome new babys to the fandom with open arms! 

So I got some bad news today. Health stuff wise. This is personal stuff that’ll likely have a big impact on my writing, but ultimately it’s still personal so I’m going to put it under a read more. I apologise in advance to people phone-browsing.

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anonymous asked:

Is it wrong for fans to take Yume as abusive? I've read an ask where the anon said she was in an abusive family (or have experienced abuse) and that yume is not abuse. She also said that it's sad how people belittle abuse. She even wished for a father like Kaname.

I would never want to speak over someone’s personal experiences with abuse and come across as invalidating that experience, because I myself only have secondhand experience with it (through friends and family), therefore I would not consider myself an authority on this subject. If this anon does not feel triggered by Kaname’s behaviour, I can only be glad for her sake that this is the case and I would recommend she not read this post which could be triggering, so I’m adding an abuse tw to be safe and suicide tw for any of my followers who need that tagged. :) 

That being said, there are different kinds of abuse, and I have also spoken with people who have felt triggered by some of Kaname’s behaviour because it was reminiscent of abusive people from their own life, and I feel their experiences and voices should also be respected and not invalidated. Some of Kaname’s behaviour is abusive, and we only need to look at the impact the relationship has on Yuuki to recognize that the relationship was extremely unhealthy and unbalanced. Yuuki goes from being a bright, vibrant young girl to a girl who blames herself for everything bad that ever happened in the series and believes her very existence should have been erased to prevent it. She becomes suicidal because she believes her death will fix everything and heal everyone she thinks was hurt, not by her actions or even lack of action, but simply because she was born. It is Kaname who leads to her feeling this way, regardless of whether or not it was his intention.

Personally I think it is fair to view the relationship as abusive and I think Hino herself was pretty unapologetic about Kaname’s behaviour, because:

  • She had two characters visit Yuuki in a scene that served no other purpose than calling to attention the fact that Yuuki was dressing differently and that she appeared to be under house arrest. Why did Hino feel the need to call this out if the narrative was condoning Kaname’s choices? She deliberately brought readers attention to the red flag behaviour where otherwise they might not have noticed, and this was for a reason. 
  • In case that wasn’t enough, since people at the time thought Yuuki’s change of clothes was because she was a Kuran pureblood and had to keep up appearances, Kaname literally says the reason why he forbade her from cutting her hair and made her wear certain clothes was because a part of him wanted to keep her away from everyone but him, and he was sorry but “please allow me to deprive you a little of your freedom.” It had nothing to do with Yuuki’s upgrade in society.
  • She literally had him threaten suicide to keep Yuuki from leaving??? He gave her Artemis back to show her that he meant what he said about how he’d rather she kill him herself than leave. Yuuki thinks about it several times over and feels immense guilt at being the one who “made him say such a thing.” There’s no putting a positive spin on that, it’s emotional blackmail, and - yep - also abusive behaviour.
  • She had Kaname admit that he stole the heartfelt smile from Yuuki’s face before he told her his true identity, because he couldn’t face his contradictory feelings and imposed unreasonable demands on her. If his demands were “unreasonable,” and a result of his contradiction - where he was torn between wanting to chain Yuuki down or setting her free - I’m not really sure how people misinterpret this to be for Yuuki’s “own good” when Kaname admits that it wasn’t. He was making excuses for his behaviour because of his contradictory feelings, not because those excuses were legitimate, and I’ll explore that more later in this post.

And, I mean, that’s just the surface of their relationship and the most obvious examples referenced in fandom, it’s far from everything - more on that later. But regardless of whether or not Hino really intended for Kaname’s behaviour to be viewed as abusive, there is still no obligation on fans to accept it. Sometimes, it is even more important to address what the narrative will not, because ultimately saying “it’s just a story” is ignoring the fact that we are influenced by the media we consumeand over time can become desensitized to certain things without ever realizing it. 

I understand that this is a very controversial topic in this fandom, and also a controversial topic on a much larger scale, so I’ve tagged accordingly and I will be putting the rest of my response on this behind a cut. I also apologize for sitting on this message for as long as I did. This isn’t a topic I usually get into in the fandom, and I decided if I was going to talk about it at all I was going to do it right and turn it into a full fledged meta post.

Reminder that I tag posts that are critical of Kaname and Yuuki’s relationship as anti yume.

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I’m a few days late but I sort of doodled some of my best friends names and am going to talk about them for best friend day (sorry if y’all don’t consider me a best friend though oops)

Linh ( @bullcrappery) WOW this girl gets me like no one else does. even when I’m in abad mood and want to talk to no one I want to talk to her. I love her with every fiber of my being. She’s SO talented, like her art is crazy good. She supports me and encourages me to take risks, she’s an all around beautiful, wonderful person. I’m so blessed to have her.

Temp ( @imaginebeinghamiltrash) Im still sort of shook that Temp is my friend. She is so kind and supportive and such a good listener. She’s funny af and like super relatable! She’s a stunning writer, and not of just fanfic y’all. She’s been there for me the last week or so as I frantically have applied for something and been anxious about hearing back ever since. I hope Temp thinks of me half as lovely as I think of her, 

Frankie ( @angerybisexual) The Joey to my chandler!! This kid, wow.Where do I begin? They are so kind to me, and so so funny. I love talking to them cause we both want to get hit my a truck driven by lin/anthony. We’re equally obsessed with our favs and talk about them a lot. I want to always make sure they know I’m here for them, support them, and love the. No matter what.

@butlinislin Rosie! Me and rosie kinda go back to like the beginning of the year? We’ve had some rough spots but Rosie is so fucking nice, and just like linh and temp has really pushed me to take risks and given me confidence to go through with things I never thought I could. I’m so lucky to have this gal in my life

@1781styles JORDAN THE CHRIS TO MY LIN Jordan is so fucking funny I’m almost always laughing when we talk. She’s always got a story to tell and is one of my fav people, like ever. 

@burninglaurens B R I I love Bri a lot. She’s one of the hardest working people I know. She’s working so hard din school and this years been rough for her and she’s powering through. Ms. Fisher better know that I’m here every step of the way. AND BITCH! I can’t wait to meet you in Brooklyn.

@hxmiltonmusicxl Mikayla is the kind of person who is constantly surprising you. She’s so kind and humble, and on the quiet side. But then all the sudden this girl pops out a joke and a roast and you’re like where did that come from!?!?! but its a aways so funny. For some reason she seems to like every thing I do??? no idea way. This girl is the bomb dot com

@sunriseovertheroomwhereithappens Angelina, wow. What kind, loving soul. She’s got big goals and I have no doubt that she’ll achieve them. Im hoping maybe she’ll let me work with her, cause that’ be BOMB (Let’s write a musical together my dude). She can sing so well and she’s so gorgeous and a talented writer. This girl has it all.

@always-blame-jefferson Charley! is! So! Cute! Like no joke. SHe’s so adorable. she’s a little ray of sunshine and for some reason associate her with bubble gum??? the world may never know why. She works so hard playing two sports at the same time while in school, and now she’s doing basketball over the summer and made JV and I’m proud mama.

@icanttakethemonmyown Anje, well I do not deserve her. For some reason she continues to tell me I’m the most amazing person ever which can’t be true cause that’s her. Her accent is the literal cutest and I love hearing it. She is so beautiful, caring, lovely, and all of the good things. I wanna hug her real bad y’all

@secretschuylersister Taylor, I remember she was like the first or second Hamilton blog I followed. I messaged her and at the time didn’t realize how amazing she was , I mean I was new here. But still when she followed me I was so so happy. Every time she messages me or tags me in something I grin like an idiot. She’s the personification of happiness

@icanneverbesatisfied Rose!!! She sends me pics of ant and has all the time god bless. Not only that but we talk about so many different things. Girl works so hard don her writing and her art and I’m amazing. Plus she plays the trumpet which is so cool!! She’ always a ray of sunshine on my gloomy days. What a lovely human.

@getupoffathathang Me and she both hate our jobs and complain to each other about them frequently. But thats not all we talk about of course! We both want to go to NYC and I believe she’s on her way (and I might be, I’ll keep you update!) Shae is so pretty and loving and wowowowowwow I’m so luck to have her on my side.

@love-doesnt-discriminate Autumn is such a joy, I could just discuss how wonderful she is for ages. She’s so loving and compassionate and deserves all the happiness in the entire universe. I’ll tell her how great she is all the time until she believes me


this is part one! I’ll be making a part two with some more incredible people soon :) I love you all so much thank you for being amazing.

niice-pants  asked:

Could you do some more whose line stuff? I love the stuff you've posted <3

Actually I randomly started rewatching Whose Line and Improv-a-ganza recently so yeah! :D

I really wanted to reply to this with actuall drawing but it turns out that drawing someone I didn’t draw in few months in kinda different style is harder than I expected… But I have some small doodles! :D

I hope they’re okey~ This is the first time ever I made decent drawings of Greg and Chip and I personally love them~ XD

Also yes, I’ll draw more of them, hopefully~ Wouldn’t mind suggestions who to draw doing what (because drawing just faces in simple style may be a bit… repetitive~ :D)

sockleton  asked:

have you ever gotten hassled over the whole "get johnny boy to kill himself" thing in w2h? since suicide is of course a delicate subject, id imagine at least someone out there wasn't too happy about it

I’ve never personally gotten hassled, no, but I do remember a couple years ago there were one or two posts in the W2H tags calling it problematic or whatever, and I’m pretty sure the fandom’s response was to make a post acknowledging that now the fandom has expanded enough to get a little bit of hate, and telling each other that if they saw anything in the tags, to just ignore it, so no one gets dragged into any drama or arguments, and it just goes away.  Everyone was super mature about it and just let it be, and sure enough, that’s as far as it ever got!  I kind of vaguely recall making a post addressing it/thanking everyone for handling it so well, but I can’t find it.  

Like… the fact that I made a cutesy comedy film about something as serious as suicide is definitely not lost on me, and if people are put off by it, that’s completely understandable.  I’ve been fortunate enough that most people pick up on the vibe and understand that I didn’t set out to make a cartoon that trivializes it.  I’ve actually gotten way more comments from people telling me how much it’s helped them…and on the flipside, acting like I set out to make it for some altruistic reason would be disingenuous too but that’s like… one of the highest compliments I could ever imagine! 

It’s something I was a little concerned about from the get-go, but I’m really glad it’s been so well-received!

anonymous asked:

you have witch powers? i've always been fascinated with "paranormal" stuff, including magic, so i was wondering if u could tell me stuff about it. is magic real? what kind of stuff did ur grandma do? are ghosts and spirits real too? what kinds of spells can witches cast? is it like supernatural? sorry if i'm asking a lot of questions i'm just so fascinated and curious. i didn't even know witches were like, legit until i read ur tags, i just thought that people back then said that so they had 1/2

2/2 a reason to burn a woman they didn’t like. ok now i’m rambling but in short, what can u tell me about witch stuff? i’m just asking cause i’m really curious :)

(about my tags on this)

#whenever phil gets out the tarot cards and pulls something scarily accurate i’m just like…. yes…. good…show us your witch powers…… #(my own experience with tarot? so reassuring. and calming. it’s like asking for a friend’s advice but that friend is your own brain.) #also my great grandmother was a witch by profession and i definitely got some of her magic #i have not yet learned to recognise a feeling when i feel it.. but when stuff happens later i’m like OH THAT WAS MY MYSTERIOUS FEELING #one of our sheep died a week or so ago.. and for two days straight i was outside in the middle of the night staring at the moon #and wondering why i felt death in the air #and the rain made me cry and it felt like release but i didn’t know why #and i immediately started worrying about our sheep but didn’t follow up to see if they were okay #then two days later my mother comes in and tells me one of our sheep died and two days ago had given my mother “the death look” #if you’ve never seen someone or something die… there’s this look they have that’s like a disgraced peacefulness and self-awareness #but basically i knew the sheep was gonna die without any reason for me to think that #and i need to learn to follow up on my instincts because they’re ever-present and i never know when it’s a psychic thing or random anxiety #disclaimer: IS IT ALL BULLSHIT who knows? but science doesn’t know a whole lot about a lot of things and this stuff is natural to me #so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

okay!! i was expecting someone to ask, so here goes. (in case anyone’s wondering, this is a personal post, and no, i’m not making this stuff up.) (feel free to reblog if you want. but it’s so goddamn long aaah)

first off, an opinion: whether or not you believe magic is real in this world is entirely related to whether or not it is real. at least in my books. magic/paramormal stuff can always be observed, but if you don’t believe it’s anything beyond coincidence or skilled trickery, it’s not gonna impact you.

i do believe in ghosts (or djinns, or something else human-like), but in my experience they don’t really do anything except exist in some other realm and occasionally become visible when i’m at my most lucid, at that point between waking and sleeping. most people (myself included) would say it’s just a hallucination. but like…. who’s to say it isn’t real, just in a way we as humans don’t yet understand? y’know?

the most interesting ghost sighting i’ve experienced was when i was fully awake, not hallucinating. i was in a car with my sister, my sister’s friend, and her mother - and we drove over a bridge, and i saw a fritzing semi-translucent black figure walking along the peak. i looked back and it was gone. it wasn’t scary, it was just really cool. i saw that with my own two eyes, i have zero doubt i saw it, and for that moment, it was there.

other times i’ve seen things pass through walls, or felt presences in the room that vanish when i look. i get deja vu maybe once a week. the ability comes and goes in phases, switched on and off whenever i tell someone about it. it’s like that part of my brain gets really shy and goes into hiding when it’s mentioned.

sometimes it can be pretty powerful. there’ve been moments when a deja vu begins, i remember it from a dream, fast-forward through the memory to remember what happens, and i get ahead of present time, so i predict what’s in front of me by about one to three seconds. usually it’s snippets of conversation, or my hands moving to complete an action, or words i’m typing. (let me tell you, it’s so freaking bizarre when you’re consciously typing, thinking about what you’re typing, and simultaneously remembering typing it before, and knowing what you’re about to type despite not yet knowing. and then seeing it happen. i think a lot of people reading this would be like “what?” but i know there’s someone out there who knows exactly what i mean)

for a long time in my teenage years i told people i’d see coloured figures, like auras without physical people, just hanging around out there in the world, but due to health issues a lot of my teenage memories are gone, and the only memory i have of that stuff is the recollection of me telling people about it, and remembering it while telling people. it’s really weird. i sometimes think maybe i made that up?? but i don’t understand why i’d do that when i do actually see other things sometimes.

once, my family visited this old historic building, and i remember seeing a woman in a maid’s outfit duck through a doorway. but she wasn’t actually there. so. idk.

my great-grandmother (or great-great grandmother?) on my mother’s side used to sell love spells to the people in her Indian village. my mother told me about it when i was little. my [great] great grandmother would write a spell on parchment, and the client had to go home and burn it in their fire. and she would curse people, in exchange for payment. that’s all i know about that. but my grandmother (also on my mother’s side) used to have some kind of power, i never got to ask about it while she was still alive. (she was an awesome woman. one of the first women in her country and generation to go to university.)

personally, having been raised as a muslim, i always felt really disconnected from the culture and practices of the religion, even though i believe in the supernatural aspects of it right down to my core. that’s despite my ultimate acknowledgement of facts being deeply rooted in hard science. recently (like, in the past few months) i’ve started to rediscover my faith - directly following on from a quiet interest in the pinterest & instagram aesthetics of paganism and new age magic, which as a concept i was never really sure about. i just really liked how it looked. basically, it clicked in my brain that islamic prayers could, in essence, just be spells. you gotta take everything with a grain of salt. they might not work. but that’s the beauty of it.

a few weeks ago i stumbled across a prayer on tumblr, and read its intended purpose: “Allah will grant whoever recites this seven times in the morning or evening whatever he desires from this world or the next”.

and… i started to think, maybe the purpose is not to actually do that. nothing ought to be a get-out-of-jail-free/do-this-and-your-life-is-made type thing. maybe the purpose is to make you believe nothing can go wrong. and that every bad thing that happens–? it happens so that you can learn from it. and eventually, after many things change, you realise what you desire was not the thing you thought you desired. (idk how to explain that. an example from my life: i really wanted to be a veterinarian growing up. then i got sick, dropped out of school. and now i’m a writer. i want to be a writer more than i ever wanted to be a vet. i had to get sick and my life had to fall apart before i could discover that. writing was never something i’d have considered before.)

my point is, if you believe everything that happens to you will ultimately be a good thing, bad things don’t hurt so much.

and if you take something as a sign, it’s a sign. it’s just your own brain taking hints from the world around you and using them to conjure up a decision. if you wanna believe it’s magic, it is.

personally i like protection prayers/spells and just…generally positive ones. i say prayers for sick friends, people who i see on my tumblr dash who are having a bad time, and if i see or hear about disasters or worldwide events. i’m not expecting it to have a visible impact, but like.. what’s the harm? at the very least it makes me feel like i did something if i don’t have money to give, or i can’t be there with a friend, or the world is falling apart and i’m helpless. praying or saying a spell is just hoping, really, really hard. if some greater being is out there, listening? cool. (but what if god doesn’t wanna do anything? maybe it’s like my cupcake theory. god puts the ingredients in a baking tray, shoves it in the oven, forgets about it. the universe rises as a cupcake. god made it. but the universe is doing its own damn thing.)

regarding tarot cards: again, it’s self-reflection. you can believe answers come from outside influences, but it’s easily just as much about interpreting generic advice and making it mean something to you. but personally i’ve drawn random cards, and known that no other card in the deck would’ve been as relevant at that moment. i’ve used tarot cards to determine the endings for my stories, and coincidentally pulled cards that directly represent my title characters.

one time i was thinking about my fic “The Moonlighter and the Magician” and the card i pulled first was The Magician. and i was like gee thanks tarot cards that’s helpful. (but actually? it meant those cards were on the same wavelength as me. think about it. 78 cards, there’s a one in 78 chance i pull that one on my first try.)

apart from my wonky first-ever tarot readings with the Rider-Waite travel-size tarot deck (which belonged to my mother), i’ve never pulled anything that didn’t eventually make sense. i use The Wild Unknown cards now, i relate to them so much more. plus they’re mine, not borrowed or abandoned for years, which probably helps. (buying those cards was the most money i ever spent on anything. i don’t regret it.)

is any of this like the show ‘supernatural’? not really. the closest i can say my experiences have come to the show would be the episode “faith”. just, the whole episode. it doesn’t matter if it’s the real deal, so long as it works. and boy, does it work for me. and a lot of other people.

like i said, all the spirit-like entities i’ve encountered have been perfectly benign. no monsters, except things i’m pretty sure are nightmares.

but on that note, i take a lot of things to help me sleep. if i didn’t, i’d be waking up screaming night and day (i hit whistle register while screaming, once). i see faces in the dark and creatures in my bedroom, even when my eyes are closed and i’m awake. i sleep with a light on, and i prefer to sleep in the day. i cannot even deal with the presences in my room.

for that matter, my room is definitely the most presence-heavy room in the house. now, although it’s obviously just in a drafty area, i feel the cold spots. all. the. time. i’m feeling one right now as i type this. the door and window are both closed. the heater is always on. the draft comes from the same corner of the ceiling my cat stares at when she’s “staring into space”. there’s definitely something there, but it legit doesn’t bother me. it watches me get dressed sometimes, but it’s not weird about it. like i said, benign.

i feel energy everywhere i go. i can’t stay in my family’s open plan living room comfortably for more than a few minutes, because that room is filled with people and pets coming and going all freaking day, and even when it’s empty, it’s so LOUD. there’s vibrations and voices coming out of the walls, because the house absorbs it all. as a generally tired person, that room exhausts me. i can only stay there if i have social energy. (yes, even an empty room.)

i am so, so sensitive to people’s moods and the energy they let out (to the point where i burst out screaming if i see a negative microexpression during a personal conversation). i find phone calls very difficult, not just because of social anxiety, but because i can’t sense energy as easily as i want to, and is natural for me. skype calls aren’t the same as being there in person. a lot of this could also be autism-related, but nearly everything about me is autism-related, because i’m autistic. go figure.

one time, the day i had my first period, i passed out in a maths exam. all the other times in my life, i’ve seen black or maybe red when i passed out, but this time it was a striking cobalt blue. and i heard SO MANY VOICES, i thought the whole classroom was full of people shouting. my P.E. teacher was observing that exam, she carried me out of the room and lay me on the floor outside. i told her about the voices, she looked at me in confusion and said “there were no voices?? the whole room was silent for the exam.” obviously that was a weird day, but given the amount of times i’ve lost conciousness in my life, before and after that day, i know the warm muggy feeling of slipping away, and i guarantee that one was just a little bit not-normal.

my cat Wilson follows me everywhere. if you’ve ever seen a picture of a witch and her familiar, that’s me and Wilson. she leaves the house if i leave, and she’ll walk down the road beside me to make sure i stay safe. she only lets me leave completely if i go in a car, but even then, she tries to come too. i know what she says when she talks. she speaks in words for me. it translates naturally in my head without a thinking process.

there was this one time when i was about 15 my parents took me to an after-hours medical centre because apparently i was ~speaking in tongues~ or whatever. i don’t remember it, i remember ‘waking up’ with a doctor’s flashlight in my eyes, crying, then holding my sister’s hand as we looked at the fish in the fishtank afterwards. i can’t say how legit that is because i just.. don’t remember it.

one time as a kid, i am absolutely sure i was possessed for about 30 seconds. i was walking down the street on a balmy English afternoon, pine needles scattered underfoot, with my elderly grandmother (paternal), my grandfather, and my sister. i must’ve been 6 or 7? and a streak of evil just bolted through me. and i stuck out my foot and my grandmother fell flat on her face. my grandfather tried to help her up, a car driving by pulled up and asked if they needed help, grandfather said no, and got her back to her feet. i can’t remember if i felt remorse. i think i just knew instinctively that it wasn’t me who did it. but like.. i wasn’t just A Nice Kid, okay, i was The Nicest Kid. i just don’t do things like that. ever. especially not to a kind and generous grandmother who i love so very dearly. i never had before, and i never have since. that’s the single most evil thing i’ve ever done in my life and it came out of nowhere. being more aware now, i think it was a djinn (aka a demon in christian beliefs, i think). they’re known for being mischievous. (my grandmother was fine, by the way. this is the first time i’ve told anyone about this.) now i think about it, i remember cobalt blue behind my eyes then, too.

whoops, this is a really long post now. but uh… basically, i’ve just always been open to feeling these things, and believing in what i sense for myself, without subscribing to whether or not the science has been done yet. in fact, i think i’m open to it because i experienced the same stuff when i was young. the energy i feel is very much real to me, completely tangible. i’ve never been able to see auras, but i feel them on some people. i think just being open to feeling something makes it more likely to come to you. i try not to ignore my instincts (because they’re always right. always.) but i find it’s super hard to distinguish between anxiety (which i feel often) and magical ability (which is far less commonly felt). also sometimes the instinct is so faint it doesn’t even become a passing thought, just a blur of something i half-considered. but in hindsight i realise what it ought to have been, had i paid proper attention.

i can comfortably manage to go outside in bare feet, shut my eyes and let the moonlight do its thing. it has an immensely powerful energy, i always feel cleaner inside when i go back in. (my cat Wilson sometimes asks me to go outside with her when there’s a full moon. almost every night, especially on warm nights, but even freezing ones, we can just stand out there for an hour together. watching the moon set is transcendent. far more so than a sunset.)

right now, due to years of bad health, i have to force some natural abilities away (like the nightmares) because they’re too much for me to handle. i think as i recover, over time it’ll be easier for me to accept that stuff back into my life.

oh, one more thing, regarding my health - i have celiac disease, which has kept me essentially bedridden for the last 7+ years - WHICH BY THE WAY, my family spent literally 9 years trying to diagnose. my doctor kept doing an anaemia test, telling me there was nothing wrong with me and sending me back to school. i saw various specialists, herbalists, a naturopath, physiotherapists, cardiologists, had an MRI scan, saw family counsellors, school counsellors, a hypnotist, etc etc - basically consulted every medical professional under the sun when a simple blood test would’ve done it. stupid misogynistic doctor who thinks all teenage girls fake it to get out of school.

but one thing we did do was visit a psychic, who told me i had something called a candida. my dad, a sceptic and nonbeliever, googled it and said it was “some kind of magical thing in the gut”, and was therefore bullshit, so we continued the search for a diagnosis. years later - years - after a change of doctor (who i chose because i got a good vibe from her picture) we find out it’s celiac disease, a disease of the gut. of the hundreds of people we saw, the only ones to even pinpoint the right body part were the psychics. i googled candida just now and guess what? literally celiac disease. this woman diagnosed me with celiac disease by kneeling at my feet, holding my hand, and shutting her eyes for 30 seconds.

for the record, slightly off topic, i know very few men in real life, and this is what the men in my life have been. my doctor, dismissing me as a liar because i was a teenage girl. and my father, dismissing my declining health as “not trying hard enough”, even now, more than a year after i was diagnosed by a doctor. i think this is why i take refuge with male fictional characters. they’re better. i want them to be soft and understanding like the men i’ve never known.

anyway, this is the part of my life’s story i never really pieced together until right now. it’s a lot, more than i expected. i happily call myself a witch. most of my magic goes into my stories, and i think a lot of people who read them feel it, even if they translate it as passion or love or good vibes or something. the amazing comments i get would speak to that. i love the energy i get from comments, because it does come through in typed words, even if it’s much fainter than seeing people face-to-face. some comments just hit me with waves of goodness, even if the words themselves aren’t so powerful. so i really appreciate that stuff. it’s good stuff.

yep. that’s all. i hope this satisfies your curiosity, anon!!! <3

anonymous asked:

Can you recomend any haikyuu!! fanfics? :)

OH HELL YES I CAN

Not exactly in the order though:

Come and get lost with us - long, ongoing, a heartbreak in one chapter and then soothing warmth in the other. Then more heartbreak. And more heartbreak. This one is the essense of “You’re going to suffer, but you’re going to be happy about it”. Mostly Kagehina-centric, but there’s a lot lot more and I love this one to fucking death okay?

You’d fit in my arms so perfectly - by the same author, to balance the angst from Lost with us. Daisuga-centric. I’ve been reading it alone in my room at night and I laughed until there were tears quite a few of times. This one makes me sort of hopeful. It’s amazing.

Shadows don’t matter close to the light - I think it was the first Haikyuu!! fanfiction I’ve ever read and it got my hq obsession on a whole new level. This is the fic responsible for me getting THIS deep. Also by Niki.

Don’t run on wet wood - Kageyama can’t swim. You don’t need to know anything else, just read it:’) I might or might not be partly responsible for this one.

Happy Birthday, idiot - Sick birthday fic. Kageyama is not as lonely as he thinks;) this one had me crying. I can’t deal. Sorry not sorry I love this one to bits and it just sort of hits close home at some extent. 

Black night, black wings - man I just love it when Kageyama suffers. Dunno. all my most relatable characters must suffer a lot:D Kageyama has a nightmare, apparently. 

Add new contact - Daisuga one in which Daichi has a major crush on a IT tech aka actual angel Sugawara Koushi. Daichi’s eletconics are doomed.

This will be - an AU in which Kageyama and Daichi are brothers. Mostly Daisuga, but the dynamics in this one are wonderful and it will ruin you in all the best ways. Kageyama is one lonely kid. (I might or might not love it when Kageyama is in pain and suffering so)

To be first, to be best - this one had me a mess. Favourite iwaoi fic ever and I’m still not over it. 

I choose you - this is one of my favourite iwaoi fics, soulmates AU. but god damn it it’s so good.

Shiver - THIS IWAOI. GOD I BREATHE FICS LIKE THIS ONE. LOVE YOURSELF AND READ IT THIS IS ALL YOU EVER NEED

But for me, there is a storm - a loooong one Haikyuu Pacific Rim au. I started it, but got distracted with something else so I’m only a few chapters into it, but I think it ruined enough lives to be worth catching up to:D

We can do better than that - Iwaoi roap trip.

Paws for love - Asanoya one. Apparently Asahi is very very anxious, and dogs help. Nishinoya is a storm as usual.

Forever and always - Kagehina reincarnation AU. Many stories, some of which may or may not have broken my heart.

Cloudy with a chance of UFOs - this one made me ship UshiOi. and then I thought I could only ship iwaoi, hAHAHa, never say never.

The benevolent king and Grand king’s heart - being Oikawa is hard and troubling, and apparently he’s a very good actor. Also Ushioi one.

#not a love story - bitch it might be. Or maybe it really isn’t. Or maybe it is. Who knows. Ushijima is an actor with quite a big crush on another actor who hates him. (you can basically pinpoint the moment I’ve started spiralling down ushioi hell)

A place to call home - if others made me ship ushioi, this one made me ship it like burning and appreciate Oikawa 10 times more I already did, which is hell of fucking lot because I did appreciate him quite  A LOT already. Ushijima has a 4 year old son Tobio, who is far too mature for his own age. It will ruin you please read it.

I like the way your clothes smell - help me god, this one made me SHIP kagehina and I didn’t plan it at all.

Haikyuu!!-Hogwarts drabbles - THIS ONE’S KURODAI IS MY END. my heart did THINGS and my chest hurt, favourite feeling. Not to mention HQ+HP=pure joy, as simple as that.

Delinquent marshmallows - THIS IS A VERY VERY BITTERSWEET FIC ABOUT TANAKAS. I LEGIT TEARED UP AT THIS. so wonderful<3

sister’s day - Tanaka syblings dynamics. I swear to god I had to take a break from reading because my vision was so blurry. Literally cried big baby tears on this one but it makes you strangely ridiculously HAPPY.

we shine like diamonds - another absolutely amazing iwaoi that I immediately knew would be one of my favourites. Chest hurt so bad because of ANGST. This one is heavy because it does have homophobia, though.

There are many more I’ve read, but listing them ALL is somehow troublesome, so these are some of my favourites, even though I’m pretty damn sure I forgot some.

There are more in my fanfiction tag, because I’ve posted some links before, so if these are not enough check the tag out, too;) Some might repeat, but oh well.

Ghoul Grumps AU

The AU that inspired me to do this story is by @egobangin-in-the-house-tonight

Sorry the first chapter is so short. I’ll try to make future chapters longer if I can! All chapters will be tagged with ‘#ghoul grumps fanfiction’ as to make them easier to find.


Chapter 1: The Beach

Everyone knew that sirens and sharks never got along. Once a year, without fail, the sharks would initiate a feeding frenzy. The amount of siren casualties varied from year to year, but one thing had always remained the same. The sharks wanted souls. For what reason, no one knew, but every year the sharks would choose different times to attack as to surprise the unsuspecting sirens before they could prepare. This year was no different. Arin’s ears were pressed to his head. The sight before him could be described as many words in the range of anything but pleasant. The beach was littered with the bodies of deceased sirens, either washed ashore by the tide or beached while trying in a desperate scramble to get away from their attackers. It made Arin shiver at the thought. 

“It must’ve been another shark feeding frenzy.” He heard Suzy’s voice beside him, one or two of her snakes letting out a quiet hiss.

Arin nodded sadly. “It came a lot earlier than normal this year, too…” 

He rubbed his arm awkwardly as his eyes drifted down to a body directly in front of him. Their face still captured the fear they felt right before they had died. It made him feel sick. 

“Jeez, man… They didn’t stand a chance…” 

Suzy’s voice suddenly cut into his thoughts. “Arin… Do you see that?” 

The concern in her voice made Arin’s head quickly turn to where she was looking. The sight made anger begin to boil in his blood. Leaning over one of the siren’s bodies was what could only be described as two large, grey wings. 

“Is that… A vulture…?” It was the only hybrid Suzy could think of off the top of her head that would match what little they saw of the creature. Arin’s brows knit together with frustration. 

“Dude, that’s fucked up…” Arin quickly took in a sharp breath before calling out to the bundle of feathers. “HEY!” 

Suzy jumped a little as she saw the thing shift. “Arin…!” 

He didn’t care. “HEY! I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME! Fuck off! Don’t you have any respect?!” 

Suzy placed her hands over her mouth as the creature sat up. Okay that definitely wasn’t anything of what either of them expected. A wave of guilt suddenly washed over Arin. 

“A-Another angel? Like Ross…?” He quietly muttered to himself before Suzy noticed something. 

“Arin, that siren is still alive…” 

Arin looked at the aquatic creature being cradled by the newly identified angel. He had beautiful brown, curly hair and incredible blue fins, gills and tail. If it weren’t for the large amount of bleeding cuts on his body, Arin would have thought he was gorgeous. It’s rather hard to find beauty in graphical gore. Arin knelt down and spoke, his voice wavering slightly out of nervousness. 

“Look, I don’t know you, and I don’t really know what happened to you guys… But I’m gonna feel like shit if I just leave you two here.” 

The angel nodded, watching Arin with the eye on its forehead while its only other good eye watched its friend. 

“Can you walk on your own?”

It shook its head as to say ‘no’.

“Okay, Suzy can you help him while I carry the siren?” 

“Yeah.”

 Arin held out his arms to the angel as a silent request for its friend to be passed to him. It complied after what felt like a minute of hesitation. Arin stood and backed up a few steps so Suzy could move beside the angel and help it. Once it was standing they began to walk back to their car and Suzy turned her head to Arin. 

“Holly should be awake right now, right?”

Arin nodded slightly, instantly knowing what she meant. “Yeah, I’ll give her a call when we get in the car.” 

As the angel limped beside the two hybrids, it thought to itself. It thought about the events that had transpired. How it was the only reason that his friend was alive. It felt… Nice. If it had a mouth in this form, it would most likely be smiling.

your favourite game

Every club has its special games; every team has the One Night in some Faraway City that only needs to be mentioned for their fans’ eyes to light up and their breaths to hitch. But is this the greatest game for you, personally? 

The most important game your team has ever played doesn’t necessarily have to be your favourite game you’ve ever seen. Even if it is, this prompt is meant for the games that fly under the radar of footballing glory - the gritty 1-0 wins on Wednesday night long-forgotten but equally essential to the title race, or the marauding 9-0 thumpings that served no real purpose except to delight audiences and educate the opposition. Maybe it was your favourite player’s testimonial match, or his last before he retired. Maybe it was a tired but crucial semi-final second leg. Whatever it is, this game means something to you, something that might not be shared with anyone else. 

Tell us about it! What is this game? Who was playing that day? Why is it so important to you? What do you love about it? Is it better than your club’s Istanbul? On par? What was it about the game that made it great - the goals, the fighting spirit, the comical collapse? Did you actually get to watch it live, or do you express your love through grainy youtube replays? 

Feel free to reblog/reply to this post, send an ask, submit, or make a post and put it in the tag #weloseeveryweek. There’s no time or word limit; the only restriction is that it can’t be the most famous game in your club or team’s history. (If it so happens to be, pick something else! That’s for a future prompt ;))

As I’ve said before, I have no problem whatsoever if people reblog my Jalec stuff as parabatai or friendship or whatever. If it’s a simple episode gifset or scene recap, it’s entirely up to interpretation anyway.
And yes, I’m well aware that they’re not romantically involved in canon, but I do ship them so I’m gonna tag all my Jalec posts with my OTP tag even if the scene itself may not be shippy.

(Plus, I’ve more often than not seen posts by anti shippers whining about how they “found out they reblogged from a Jalec shipper and how that was the most horrible thing ever” - actual thing I’ve seen with my own two eyes - so I want to be upfront about the fact that I do ship them LIKE THAT so people know who they reblog from, and they can choose not to do it if they’re so inclined.)

As for my edits, while my personal motivation behind making them is certainly shippy/romantic, I do think that for many or most of them, a non-romantic interpretation is entirely valid if you take the special nature of the parabatai bond into account. (There are exceptions to that, a couple of them really can’t be seen as anyting but romantic in nature and if you choose to ignore that you’re really just wilfully ignorant, but as a general rule, that’s how I see it).

HOWEVER. If you reblog my stuff and feel the need to add passive-aggressive tags like “THEY’RE BROTHERS!!!!!!!” or “don’t ship them guys”, I’m gonna block you. Simple as that.

This has been a PSA.