Okay, so i really like the popularity of the whole Reigen is asexual headcanon.
For a lot of reasons. so I’m going to ramble for a bit. not just about that, but also about Reigen and friendship in general.
One thing being; he’s not the sort of character that usually gets seen or portrayed as asexual. He’s not innocent or childish or naive in any way. He’s a sly con man whose greatest weapon is his words and he isn’t above outright manipulation. but he’s also a character who places great importance on being a responsible adult, and damn well tells off adults who pick fights with children.
But he’s also really lacking in personal connections, and throughout the series thus far has shown no interest in forming romantic relationships, never so much as acting flustered or infatuated around anyone even as a gag.
but while he has shown no interest in romance he also seems to neglect most other relationships too, but seemingly unintentionally. his neglect of his friendships, unlike his lack of interest pursuing romance, is something that it’s often shown he regrets.
His only real interpersonal connection in the series is with Mob (and Dimple) for the longest time, and after they fall out and we find out more about Reigen’s life outside of his connection to Shigeo we also find out more about the people he knows:
The closest thing he has to friends are a bar full of easily manipulated and flakey people, who turn on him the moment the whole media scandal starts.
But what makes this different to most ‘loner’ asexual stereotypes is the fact that Reigen is actually incredibly adept at understanding people and isn’t socially inept at all, in contrast to Mob (who in further contrast, is also really good at making friends despite his social ineptitude).
His main downfall really is that he can be a bit too dismissive of the people he actually cares about at times, both intentionally and unintentionally. Which affects the few interpersonal connections he really does care about since he does take them for granted at times, first with mob in the separation arc, and later in a much more minor way with Serizawa, when Reigen waits until the last minute before asking to hang out with Serizawa for new years:
Serizawa is so important to me as a character, but in regards to Reigen he’s also Reigen’s first real adult friend/employee in the entire series. so while minor, this incident does inform us of quite a bit in contrast to the start of the seperation arc. For one, Reigen accepts the rejection much better than when Mob told him he was busy that time, and even though Serizawa is just as, if not more socially inept than Mob, Reigen doesn’t dismiss his claim of having other friends. So, character growth!
The fandom likes to joke about it a lot, but Reigen has become a beacon of “Dad” to all the kids in the series, as well as the adults who act like kids if i’m honest! (looking at Claw with that statement) And despite being a fraud he’s the one everyone comes to for help, adults and kids alike.
He’s the person the former Claw members go to at the start of the second Claw arc in order to get help, same with Teru. He’s the one Mob calls to take him and his friends out alien hunting rather than asking his parents. And he’s the one who solves the problems of so many other people in the series using words or plain old common sense. He may not go about things in the most ethical way, but he always honestly tries to leave people in a better place than where they started, even if that involves manipulation.
All in all he’s a unique and complex character, and honestly I couldn’t support the ace Reigen headcanon more.
For this day only i’ll accept birthday asks and requests!! You can greet, interact with him personally or ask ANY characters from the dr, sdr2, udg and dr3 series to interact with him (which will all non canonically happens in this au (maybe :^D)).
For all its dark humor and quirkiness, ASOUE is honestly extremely depressing when you consider that it’s essentially about three children being forced to pay, in some of the worst possible ways, for something awful their parents may or may have not done (assassinating Olaf’s parents) before they were even born. The Baudelaire kids never had a chance, even from the beginning. They were doomed from the start to suffer for something they had no responsibility for and knew nothing about. There was no way that that incident wasn’t going to come back to haunt that family no matter how much Beatrice and Bertrand may have tried to shield their children from it. I’ve read a lot of things in my life, but in my opinion ASOUE is one of the saddest fictional examples of “the sins of the father will visit upon the children” that I’ve ever encountered. If it weren’t for Snicket’s trademark sarcastic wit, the entire series would be incredibly hard to stomach just for adults, let alone children.
also i love how throughout the entire episode every time michonne mentions going home rick like nearly begs michonne to just stay out a little longer, just a couple more days and michonne seems slightly confused on why he seems to be dragging his feet so much on getting back to alexandria.
but it’s because rick has already thought about and processed the reality of what they’re going to do, and the possibility and implications that come with it. he knows that people are going to die, that he could die or he could lose michonne and he’s already forced himself to accept this because he knows that what they’re doing is bigger than them, and they have to keep going and see it through.
and he knows that they have the people now, and all they need to really start this is the guns. and once they have the guns, he knows that this trip is it. that as soon as they drive through the gates of alexandria, this little bubble of peace and happiness and laughter bursts and they have to go forward with this plan which could easily result in both of their deaths, so he’s trying to hold onto it, to her, for just a little longer, for as long as he possibly can.
but michonne hasn’t processed this and doesn’t even consciously realize it until she thinks rick is dead. and when rick talks to her in the van, the weight of it finally hits her. that this is it before they put everything they have and everything they are on the line.
and i think rick, the whole time, realizes that she hasn’t thought of this yet, but he doesn’t tell her because he just wants he to be able to be happy without exception for just a little longer.
andy keeps calling it their honeymoon, but i think it’s even more than that in a way. this is the first significant amount of time they’ve been alone together since they’ve been together (maybe the first time in the entire series????? idk don’t quote me on that). this is their time to be them and be happy with each other and enjoy each other and love each other. it’s the first time, and it may be the only time.
and they can’t change that. it has to be that way.
but it’s so amazing and they’re so happy and in love and rick’s so happy and in love, and he doesn’t want it to end. he’s trying to hold onto it for as long as possible.
Lance felt an uneasiness linger in his gut,He and Pidge were sent on a mission to an Galran Base hidden underwater,so Lance and his Lion were the ideal transport.Pidge was to extract some information on were her family was,along with some Galra intel.They got into the base without problem,they had timed it so they did the first half between the patrols.Once they got to the Generator room,which also held the main computer,Lance noticed how eerily quite it was,save for a beeping sound coming from behind the computer.
“Hey Pidge,I dont know if-”
“Quiet” Lance was cut off by Pidge.She was instantly in front of the computer tapping away at the keyboard.Of course,Pidge didnt know Galran that well,she was just pressing the keys that she knew would input certain commands from previous experience,But Lance had started learning in his free time,and new there was something Very wrong with what was being put in.Out of the corner of his eye,he noticed a timer on the screen
“Pidge are you sure-”
“I said Quiet.I need to focus” She snapped back.Lance shrank a bit.He knew she was stressed.The mission was important to her,but the uneasiness in his gut only grew as the timer went down.How could Pidge not see it?Lance started looking around for anything that the timer could link too,the beeping only becoming more insistent and a bit annoying in the otherwise silent room.It was like the base was holding its breathe for something.Something big.
The next few seconds happened in a blur.Lance saw the generators around them glow brighter and start to shake,Letting off a whirring sound as they started steaming.The countdown was nearly ate the last tick,and the beeping started rapidly going off.In a moment of quick thinking,Lance assumed the worst.
“What!?” She spun around,looking furious,until Lance wrapped his arms around her and pulled her over in front of him,protecting her from whatever was about to come.The timer reached the final tick,and the generators started shaking and rattling loudly,and then the computer shut off.For a tick everything was silent,until an irritated sigh escaped Pidge’s lips.
“What the hell Lance-”
The Generators and computer blew up,the brunt of the force tearing at Lances left side.He dropped to the floor,keeping his body over Pidge to protect her from the wave of fire and shrapnel shooting at them,and falling into the water that quickly poured through the holes in the walls.Lance couldn’t feel the left side of his body anymore.The explosions kept going off around the room,any extra machinery quickly getting caught in a blast and following suit,but all he could hear was the ringing in his ears.He wondered if this was what it was like for deaf people.Probably.
He was vaguely aware of the screams coming from Pidge,and his own?He wasn’t sure.Everything just felt numb,like the whole world was on a different frequency.The explosions stopped (When did they stop?) and Lance realised that he was leaning on Pidge,being pulled out towards the exit through the now knee height water.The ringing in his ears slowly died down,and he realised Pidge was talking to him,and alarms.Loud,blaring alarms were blasting through the hallways,and guards started pouring in from every side,Sending blast after blast their way.Lance realised he was now behind a shield,Pidges shield,and that Pidge was fumbling for a way to shoot back.With a weak sigh and a soft chuckle,which had Pidges head whipping around to see his,he pulled out his Bayard and activated it.
The bayard had switched to a pistol,to Lances surprise,which looked like a smaller,flatter version of his rifle.He didnt bother to figure out the reason for its switch,before shooting sentry after sentry,sending them into the water below.He didnt notice Pidge staring in amazement at his aim,nor did he notice that all the sentry’s were destroyed and he was,again,being pulled to the exit,still shooting every sentry that came past occasionally.He tried to speak,to tell Pidge he could get to his Lion on his own without her needing to carry him,but he couldnt find his voice.All that came out was a raspy breathe.He realised that everything was starting to get blurry,and he didnt have an arm (Where’d that go?),and he stopped shooting,and more sentry’s were gaining on them,and that they wouldn’t make it in time,despite the airlock/exit thing was only a few feet in front of them.He made a quick decision.
Once they were near enough to the door,It opened automatically,welcoming any possible guests inside.Lance spared a glance at Pidge.She was smeared in his blood,glasses cracked from before,and had a look that screamed both determination and fear.Lance hated to leave her like that,but with the guards catching up,only one of them was going to make it,and it sure as hell wasn’t him.With a moment to gather his streangth,he shoved Pidge past the lost two and a bit metres into the airlock,and shot the control panel,closing the door and jamming it.He saw her fumble and spin around,slamming on the door and screaming.
He put on an exhausted smile,barely realising he was being dragged away by the cold,metal hands of sentry’s and Galran armour.He continued to smile as Pidge was released into the water.Continued to smile as he heard Blue screaming his name in his mind.Continued as he was placed in a pod and shot off to who bows what prisoner ship,speeding away from the planet and his lion.He smiled until his mind gave up and he let himself be swallowed up by sleep.
May be a part 2??Idk
brotherhood of steel in new vegas:
you must gain our trust slowly through a series of very dangerous and time-consuming quests. only then may you become an honorary member and receive a really shitty old power armor suit
brotherhood of steel in fallout 4:
well idk danse said you were cool because you helped him out once so welcome aboard hahaha have a suit, here have anything you want, any friend of danse's is a friend of ours. you must be here to help us commit genocide (:
he had been running after you, running, running, for what reason, you didn’t know. why you were running away, though, you had a pretty good idea. you had tripped, scolding yourself for being so stupid and following the actions of the movie characters in bad horror films. when a hand wrapped around your ankle and pulled you back, you had attempted to scream, but nothing came out. he grabbed your forearms, hoisting you up and holding you tightly in front of him. his eyes weren’t the normal deep brown you had grown somewhat familiar with, but a dark black took over the entirety of them. you had attempted to scream, but nothing came out.
he let go of one of your arms to pull a pistol out and hold it up between the two of you, before saying in a sinister, taunting voice, “where do you think you’re going, sweetheart?”
things about the ASOUE netflix series that actually make me lowkey like it sliiightly more than the books
more diversity in the cast!!!
the fact that aunt josephine’s house is now just a fucking island
the fact that the VFD plot is introduced right at the beginning instead of halfway through
i feel like olaf’s troupe is much better characterized here and more memorable and funny
ESPECIALLY THE HENCHPERSON OF INDETERMINABLE GENDER I LOVE THEM
in general the tv format allows for some details and foreshadowing to occur visually (or get across much, much faster), which makes it more streamlined and accessible
nph as olaf. holy shit i LOVE.
this may just be me but here the baudelaires felt much more like real kids to me?? idk it may just be because i can actually SEE them (shoutout to the casting director for not casting 19/20 year olds)
olaf is a lot funnier, which helps break up all the gloominess, but he’s still threatening and creepy, which is where the jim carrey version went wrong, i think – what makes olaf in the books and series a great bad guy is that he’s scary AND funny, albiet with a pitch-black sense of humor
THE MOTHER AND FATHER PLOT IT BROKE MY HEART AND I LOVED IT
the fact that sir and charles are much more explicitly a couple
jacquelyn!! i love her so fucking much
i like that aunt josephine is more sympathetic and complex
part of the superhero!AUwhere Stiles Stilinski (Batman) decides to introduce himself to Derek Hale (Superman) minus the super suits.
Kind of want to expand this AU (which pretty much follows very loosely the Batman Beyond series). Stiles is a college student (or intern idk yet) whose secret identity is the new Batman after Bruce Wayne and Derek is pretty much Superman minus the name Clark Kent.
PS. Stiles is a superman fanboy so he’s excited AF to meet Derek PSS. Stiles may have used Bruce’s mega comp without permission to find Derek PSSS. Sheriff Stilinski is gonna be Commissioner James Gordon in this AU (so he’s still in the law enforcement and not dead O-|-<)