this new romantic way

I don’t hate Kate.
I hate the fact that Telltale are REALLY trying to push this romance, and in episode 3 they basically made it cannon that Javi has feelings for her. So much for having a choice, huh?

Love Transits

Transits got me thinking about love again, so here you go, a master post on transits that involve love, meeting people, etc etc (Probably only going to include positive ones). Hopefully I don’t miss any.
(keep in mind that these are like, unafflicted aspects so don’t be like “this isnt happening for me” because chances are something is afflicting it or you are literally not taking advantage of the power it’s providing you with)


Mercury Retrograde
Increases likelihood of reconnecting with people from your past (can either be a good or bad thing). Especially effective in houses that deal with relationships (3rd, 5th, 7th, and 11th), but really it can happen in any house, like for example, in the 9th house it might be due to traveling that you meet someone from your past.

Venus Retrograde
Increases likelihood of reconnecting with a past lover. Again like the Mercury Retrograde, it can be bad or good, depends if you wanna see your ex again.

Venus Transiting Specific Houses

Venus transiting your Third House
A good time for confessing love/reassuring your loved one’s that you love them.

Venus transiting your Fifth House
Increases likelihood of finding a love interest while working in your area of creativity. Finding a love interest during this transit without having to surrender who you are means you can be yourself around this person.

Venus transiting your Seventh House
Helps all relationships,  whether it be friends, a lover, or enemies. Expressing love is easier during this time. Increases likelihood of meeting a new love interest as well.

Venus transiting your Eighth House
Relationships that begin in this transit leave big impacts on your life whether they be good or bad. Gives existing relationships closer intimacy and intensity. During this time, you are able to see the whole ocean your relationship represents versus just its surface.

Venus transiting your Ninth House
Attraction for people who are strange or different increases during this time.

Venus transiting your Tenth House
The likelihood of falling in love with someone who’s older or above you increases during this time.

Venus transiting your Eleventh House
Likelihood of falling in love with a friend increases. Existing love relationships may bring in new friendships.

Venus transiting your Twelfth House
Denial of being in love.

Other Planets Transiting the 5th and 7th House

Sun transiting your Seventh House
Likelihood of meeting a new love interest during this time is increased. You will also take relationships some what lightly during this time.

Sun transiting your Seventh House
A time to discuss with your partner about the importance of the relationship, examine your roles in each others lives.

Moon transiting your Fifth house
Emotional experiences with love are brought out during this time. You may also be very protective of your lover during this time.

Moon transiting your Seventh House
Relationships and marriage will be important to you during this time.

Mercury transiting your Seventh House
A good time to discuss any issues in a relationship.

Mars transiting your Fifth House
You’ll be thirsty af. No other way of putting it. Mars transiting the 8th house has this same affect.

Jupiter transiting your Fifth House
Expansion and growth in relationships. New relationships started under this transit may be with a person who is dramatically different from you so you can learn and experience new things from them.

Jupiter transiting your Seventh House
The topic of marriage runs smoothly during this transit. New relationships started under this transit is likely to be with someone who is older (physically or spiritually) and more experienced in life. They may also come from a different background or country than you.

Saturn transiting your Fifth House
A love affair with someone who is either older or younger than you may begin under this transit.

Transiting Venus Aspects

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Natal Sun
Makes you appear more attractive to males.

Transiting Venus Trines Natal Sun
Little to no difficulty showing affection towards people. You are comfortable being yourself around love interests during this time.

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Natal Moon
Dreamy romantic moods. You view romance on an emotional plane today.

Transiting Venus Opposition Natal Moon
Desires between you and your loved one to take care of each other.

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Natal Mercury
Increases chances of making good first impressions, especially towards potential love interests.

Transiting Venus Trines Natal Mercury
A good time to confess love to someone.

Transiting Venus Opposites Natal Mercury
A good time for discussion about the relationship. Communication is important and it will happen during this time.

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Natal Venus
Increases likelihood of meeting a new love interest and making new friends. Also a good time to confess love for someone.

Transiting Venus Sextiles Natal Venus
New relationships made under this transit are beneficial for the future and most of the time very successful.

Transiting Venus Trines Natal Venus
Attraction for considerably beautiful people increases during this time. Lots of unusually romantic encounters during this transit as well.

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Natal Mars
People with lots of masculine energy will be likely more attracted to people with a lot of feminine energy and vice versa during this transit. Symbolizes actually seeking out a love interest. Indicates the likelihood of meeting a new love interest. Relationships are very passionate during this time.

Transiting Venus Sextiles Natal Mars
Attracts the people you actually want to attract into your life.

Transiting Venus Squares Natal Mars
Desires for a more physical relationship is indicated at this time. Not the best for starting a relationship during this time as you will be more attracted to looks than personality.

Transiting Venus Trines Natal Mars
Relationships started under this transit will likely last a long time and be satisfying. During this time it is easier to charm people.

Transiting Venus Opposites Natal Mars
Likelihood of seeking for casual/sexual relationships

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Natal Jupiter
REALLY good for weddings. Love is a celebration when Jupiter is involved.

Transiting Venus Sextiles Natal Jupiter
New relationships started under this transit bring out the best qualities in you. Attraction towards people with a very vast mind is indicated.

Transiting Venus Trine  Natal Jupiter
May attract a new love interest, but might not lead onto anything significant

Transiting Venus Conjunct Natal Saturn
Relationships started under this transit are loyal and long lasting.

Transiting Venus Sextile Natal Saturn
If you have an existing relationship, you may want it to become more serious during this time. Seeking out new relationships during this transit may make you consider deeply about what exactly you are looking for.

Transiting Venus Trines Natal Saturn
Indicates taking relationships seriously at this time. You may seek out someone who is very stable during this time.

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Natal Uranus
Unexpected relationships occur under this transit.

Transiting Venus Sextiles or Trine Natal Uranus
Attracts casual and unconventional relationships.

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Natal Neptune
Sensitive and romantic energy is presented by this transit. Daydreaming or having fantasies about potential relationships in your life. During this time you are willing to sacrifice for your lover.

Transiting Venus Sextiles Natal Neptune
Similar to the conjunction, only more subtle.

Transiting Venus Trines Natal Neptune
Like the sextile, it carries sensitive and romantic energy in subtle, pleasant ways. New relationships started under this transit feel very spiritual. May make you feel as if you’ve found your soul-mate (whether that be true or if it’s Neptune tricking you). If you are in an existing relationship, it may be time to evaluate whether or not you guys are soul-mates.

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Natal Pluto
May make you seek out intense relationships. Meeting new love interests under this transit makes you infatuated and obsessed with them.

Transiting Venus Squares Natal Pluto
Emotional transformations generally happen during a transit like this. Could be for better or for worse.

Transiting Venus Sextiles/Trines Natal Pluto
Brings intensity to existing relationships; overwhelming feelings for your partner. New relationships started under this transit seem to have some sort of magnetism to them. They are intense and magical.

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Midheaven
Good transit for marriage and a good day to confess love to someone.

Transiting Venus Trines Midheaven
A good transit for sorting out difficulties and mending a relationship. Time to put everything out in the open and allow love to heal it.

Transiting Venus Conjuncts Ascendant
The likelihood of meeting a new love interest during this time is great. It is also a good time to mend broken relationships.

Transiting Venus Trines/Sextiles Ascendant
Like the conjunction, increases your chances in meeting a new love interest, but in order to do so, you will need to put yourself out there. Go out with friends, have a good time and then you will be able to seek a new love interest.

Transiting Venus Opposites Ascendant
A good day to introduce yourself to potential love interests. Indicates the beginning of new love relationships. Very good time to be going out and meeting people.

Other Transiting Planets Aspects

Transiting Sun Conjuncts Natal Venus
You will crave attention during this time and you will do a great effort to get the attention you think you deserve. You may also find a new love interest.

Transiting Sun Sextiles/Trines Natal Venus
During this time you are more open to meeting new people and spending time with friends.

Transiting Sun Opposites Natal Venus
Brings awareness to how much you need your lover in your life.

Transiting Moon Conjuncts/Trines/Sextiles Natal Mercury
A good time to talk about your feelings.

Transiting Moon Conjuncts/Trines/Sextiles Natal Venus
Strengthens existing relationships.

Transiting Mercury Conjuncts/Trines/Sextiles Natal Venus
You or someone will confess their love. Also a good time to talk about your relationship with your lover.

Transiting Mars Trines/Sextiles Natal Moon
Emotions are intense during this time. Indicates love-hate relationships and tension. You can’t decide if you wanna punch a person in the face or kiss them.

Transiting Mars Conjuncts/Trines/Sextiles Natal Venus
Indicates new love interests and physical relationships. Sexual desires run high.

Transiting Jupiter Conjuncts Natal Venus
On the rare occasion that a relationship starts under this transit, it is extremely favourable and successful. Also beneficial to existing relationships.

Transiting Jupiter Trines/Sextiles Natal Venus
You may feel like flirting with and impressing a potential love interest during this time. New relationships started under this transit are often very significant. The sextile symbolizes a longer lasting relationship than the trine, but you should check other transits to see the success in that.

Transiting Saturn Conjuncts Natal Venus
Relationships started under this transit are likely due to fate and bring great significance to your life.

Transiting Saturn Trines/Sextiles Natal Venus
Symbolizes a lover with an age difference (physically or spiritually). Relationships will be looked at more practically and seriously with this transit.

(Find the others in the things I want to see tag.)

Things I Want To See Less Of: Part One

Homogeneous Fantasy Races: So. You’ve got your world. You’ve got your cultures and peoples. You’ve got their countries and their governments. You’re even able to describe them when asked: “They’re a [this] kind of people, characterized by [this look, this skin tone, these eye and hair colors].” That’s great, because your audience can all of a sudden immediately identify where a person is from based on how they look. … Yeah. Great. Because our world looks like that. Ever. Where are the people who’ve moved, the people whose parents moved? Where’s the cultural diffusion and people who don’t always wear their nationality on their sleeve? “This person is [from here], clearly! Look at their [coloration].” Please stop. It’s so, so common for fantasy stories to have the market-towns as their stage, where the diversity of their other cultures more easily comes to the foreground because these towns are where people naturally congregate for a purpose, but it’s unrealistic for all travelers ever to only go to those towns. Please open up the border fences and stop thinking of your peoples as monoliths. Also, lose the “foreigner as a novelty” theme. Show me peoples that have taken in immigrants over the centuries, who no longer remember that they were immigrants, who call them one of their own. Show me peoples whose traditions have morphed over time as people from other places have come in and established their identities in this new place. Show me dynamic races that have grown and changed over time, that don’t feel as though they were established a decade ago.

First Person With Overly “Quirky” Narrative Styles: There’s nothing wrong with first person storytelling, so don’t get me wrong here. There are certain stories that crave the first person technique to be executed well. What I’m tired of are the crazy-strong, super prominent, usually dry and quippy and sarcastic voices that go with them and have over-saturated the story with that first person viewpoint. I know: “But Pear! That’s what they tell you to do so that your story stands out!” I get it. I do. But many of these voices, recently, have been too strong for me, too distracting to the story or prohibitive to my understanding of the world that they feel a bit forced. Not just that the persona is forced, but that I am being forced–forced to be an inhabitant of this world in order to understand the story or not to understand at all. The invitation in through the door is gone. Now, of course, this is personal preference. In fact, all of these “things I want to see” posts are pure personal preference. I’m exhausted by authors’ attempts to validate their choice of first person through the over-use of world-slang and catch phrases and dry cynicism. They want to provide a peek into this character’s head, but that attempt to show that voice inside doesn’t always feel natural to me or even deepen the breadth of worldbuilding. Show me characters who know their world but don’t require me to be a native. Show me first person narratives that have restraint in their delivery of worldbuilding so that I can learn it. Show me voices that are strong without requiring me to wear their skin. Show me comfortable characters that have some joy and want to share their world.

The Throes of Romance: Again, don’t get me wrong. There’s a time and place, and if you’re writing a romance story, there’d better be romance. I’m also not saying no romance ever. I’m just exhausted of reading a story and finding all the cliche little moments of a tell-tale budding romance between two characters. It seems to be the same phrases, the same internal conflicts, the same choices over and over and over. Generally, if a story has a male and a female protagonist, there will be a romance. I’m tired of it being a necessary check-box writers think they have to include in order to have a successful story. What you need is a compelling relationship between your characters; what that doesn’t mean is that it has to be romantic. And if you do want it to be romantic, find new ways to show it outside of the historical phrases. Show me more friendships that are strengthened or shredded by the events they go through. Show me more families who stand together despite that all Mom’s got to contribute is one hell of a swing with an old iron. Show me found family without the scenes upon scenes of sideways glances and admiring of jawlines and luscious hair in the breeze and turning away to allow them to change and the electric feeling of skin touching skin. Show me the depth two people can establish in a relationship without needing to go through the cliched romantic motions.

I wanted to live in the city,
But I did not want to sacrifice the stars.
So I stargazed at skyscrapers,
And bought milky ways from corner marts.
You want the constellation,
That lives between my legs,
But you want to ride the subway,
To her lofted bed.

You cannot have us both.
You must sacrifice one to stay afloat.

—  Belle Jar

im excited for Vs route trust me i am BUT my stupid ho self is more than excited to see furry fancy catman in a suit im crying in the club tonight


Bucky X Reader X Pietro

Summary: After Bucky breaks up with you, he goes back to your room to get all his things back. He then says that he regrets breaking up with you and wants you back. But the mess he left you in was too much too handle. Broken and a little famished you find yourself in the kitchen where a certain speedster makes a bold move.

A/N: HI!! Sorry it took so long for me to post this. I didn’t have much time to get into writing last month because of my finals and theatre. Please don’t hate me. 
If you guys want to be tagged in the next chapter just drop me a message. I add and remove by request. :)


Warning: fluff. angst? emotional stuff really.  

Part 1, X, 3, 4



There was a long while before you got used to the tower. What made it bearable was seeing him every day and it filled you with every bit of emotion you could feel. It was two months after your first arrival at the tower that you noticed him acting different around you. He started getting nervous around you a lot and he tried to avoid eye contact a lot, and you swear you could see him blush a bit whenever you talk to him. It made your heart melt every time you think that he could feel the same way.

It wasn’t until your fifth month in the tower that you started getting flowers at your door every morning with a sweet note attached. “Good morning, doll.” “Good luck on your mission today, hope you get back safe.” It was a different note and type of flower each day. It was easy finding out it was him because of his pet name for you and that you asked FRIDAY to show you security cameras. You approached him after a week of receiving flowers every day. That’s when he asked you out on your first date. He took you to a nice little restaurant for dinner and then a stroll around central park. You lied down on the grass admiring the stars together.

It was on your third date that he asked you to be his girlfriend. From then on you two were inseparable.  He took you on dates every now and then, it was romantic. He’d think of new ways to make you feel like a princess every date. One time he took you to a 1940’s themed dance and he taught you how to dance, it was the first time you saw how Bucky was before he became the Winter Soldier. That was when you first spent the night in his room taking things to a more intimate level. Everything was pure bliss, it was smooth sailing for two years until you felt him becoming distant.

You feel the tears streaming down again as you reminisce. Last night was just a confusing mess. You turn to the side of your bed where he usually lies, it still smells like him. You can’t deny the fact that you miss him, but you can’t really do anything about it now. You hear the door open but you don’t have the strength to sit up. You were a broken mess without him and last night didn’t really help at all. Sure you were bound to move on someday, and you know you have yet to explore your feelings for the silver-haired Maximoff, but today wasn’t that day. It wasn’t going to happen in a flash, you needed time.

“Hey. I’m just here to get my stuff.” You hear his voice echo in the room. You abruptly sit up and wipe the tears off of your face.

“Go ahead, they’re right where you left them.” You say as you bite your lip to try to stop yourself from crying again.

He moves around the room and your eyes follow his every movement. He stops suddenly and lets out an exasperated sigh. He turns to face you and brushes his hair with one hand.

“Look, (y/n), I’m sorry. I don’t really want to do this.” He says as he sits down on the bed with his back facing you.

“If you want I’ll just take your stuff out myself and have them by your door tomorrow morning if you really can’t do this with me here.” You say coldly, still trying to suppress your tears.

“That’s not what I meant.” He says as he slouches down a bit.

“Then what?” you look at him questioningly.

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Aromantic Tony Stark guys

When Tony’s a kid he knows he’s not supposed to be much interested in romance, but here’s the thing about being a child genius. Most people forget you aren’t actually an adult because you fake being one so well, so people ask all the time who he has a crush on. The answer is no one, he has gadgets to build and that is far more interesting than the romance movies he’s been forced to watch with friends. But people don’t think that’s an acceptable answer and it’s Obi who finally thinks to ask something different. Instead of the dreaded “who do you have a crush on?” its “well there must be someone you think is smart and cute.” Which, okay, duh. There’s this girl in his class and she makes the best comments when people underestimate her ability to build things and he can relate because people underestimate him too, hazards of being a kid in college.

When Tony’s doing his Master’s degree everyone is going to insane lengths to find a life partner but he doesn’t really care. Not because he doesn’t want someone to spend the rest of his life with, but because he’s never bought into that “go to school, get married, have kids, live out your American Dream” bullshit that gets pushed onto people all the time. When someone asks who he wants to spend the rest of his life with he says Rhodey because he couldn’t think of anything better than living the rest of his life out with his friends. People laugh, and someone calls him immature because you can’t live with your friends, Tony, you can’t live out your college days forever. Except that wasn’t what he was trying to do, he just didn’t want to get married and have kids, Rhodey was there for the company, not because he wanted to spend the rest of his life partying (though he wouldn’t mind that either). Rhodey notices how crestfallen he looks but Tony dodges the subject and Rhodey never brings it up again.

By the time Tony is an adult he has a pretty bad reputation for being a womanizer, but he doesn’t understand it. All the women (and men, but people don’t talk about that) he’s slept with were all consenting adults, and he made sure to tell them point blank he wasn’t looking for romance. They all knew what they were walking into before they got there, and they all sighed NDA’s after too, for good measure. But people hated him for only ever having sex with women (but never the men), and everyone he slept with was cast as a victim in Tony Stark’s Womanizing Way’s and he just didn’t see the problem. Why was he a bad person for only wanting sex? Why would it have been less demeaning if he was dating the women (or men)? They all made informed choices and for the life of him he had no idea why everyone hated him so much for not “settling down” with someone, he just didn’t have an interest and he was getting really fucking sick of people asking. 

He doesn’t think about romance for a long time, he has no time between Afghanistan, Obadiah, dying, the Avengers, everything else. It isn’t until Steve starts asking questions about all those damn letters in the LGBT+ acronym that he stumbles across the solution to his lifelong problem. 

The Avengers put him in charge of research, probably because they all think it’s hilarious when Steve gets an accidental sex talk from Tony but he thinks making Steve blush is hilarious too so he’s fine with looking things up. He makes sure to read a little on each letter so he at least has some idea of what he’s talking about but it still takes awhile to find “aromantic”. When he looks over the term’s definition- not experiencing romantic attraction- he’s immediately interested because he knows exactly what that’s like. 

He reads for hours before Natasha and Steve finally hunt him down in the lab, finding him surrounded by articles, blogs, and various websites because things finally made sense. He wasn’t a horrible womanizer (okay, so he was a pretty crappy person then, but not because he only wanted sex), he was aromantic. He hadn’t had crushes or whatever because he was aromantic, he hadn’t wanted to “settle down” not because he was emotionally stunted or immature, he was aromantic. 

And suddenly things were put into prospective for him, plus he got the pleasure of watching Steve blush when he explained in excruciating detail how he had come to the conclusion that platonic relationships and sexual relationships had been all he was ever interested in.

*Note, I didn’t add poor Pepper in because that is a whole new post unto itself, not because she isn’t important! Also I was excited to share :)

Everything We Learned on the Set of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’: New Looks, Potential Spinoffs and Lots of Laughs

To film the god of thunder’s latest intergalactic adventure, Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel only had to go as far as Australia. ET paid a visit to the massive sets – the largest soundstage in the southern hemisphere, for the record – which had been transformed into a bold, colorful, Jack Kirby-inspired planet named Sakaar. What follows is everything we learned from the key cast members on set – Chris Hemsworth, naturally, as well as Tessa Thompson and Jeff Goldblum – and director Taika Waititi.

“This is the scene in which Thor and everyone dies,” Waititi joked to ET, before setting the actual scene: “This is when Thor arrives in Sakaar and meets the Grandmaster, and he’s introduced to this whole crazy world that’s at the end of the end of a big bunch of wormholes. So, all the lost things in the universe all fall out of the sky into this place, this is where they’re collected and turned into other things and sold, traded or bartered. Any living thing that falls out of the sky is put into the Contest of Champions, which is what happens to Thor and that’s directly from Planet Hulk. It’s really a wild, outlaw kind of world where there are very few rules. It couldn’t be further from what Thor’s used to in Asgard.”

Re-Introducing Thor

A brand new Thor: Despite appearing in two of his own films (the original Thor and its sequel, The Dark World) as well as both installments of The Avengers, Waititi claims that Thor is “a brand new character” in Ragnarok.

“We’ve kept all the best parts of the old character, but he’s a new guy,” the director notes. “He’s spent two years on Earth with the Avengers…It’s a lot of reboot, but it’s [also] a reinvigoration.”

For his part, Hemsworth says, “We ended Age of Ultron with Thor basically leaving Earth and going on a quest to figure out what’s going on in the larger picture and how his world and his universe is connected and so on.” (He’s referencing the still somewhat confusing scene in which Thor traveled to a mystic cave and had an apocalyptic vision about the fall of Asgard.) "That’s certainly relevant here, but it’s also its own story, without sort of getting bogged down with the Infinity Stones and the several other stories interconnecting. It’s all there, but this really is his own journey.“

A brand new look: While Thor doesn’t get a complete makeover, he does sport a shorter haircut for a significant portion of the film. “There’s not a huge explanation, really. It was me going, ‘I don’t want to wear the wig every day. It takes two hours to put on,’” Hemsworth says with a laugh before breaking down the plotting around the cut: “There’s a sort of gladiatorial setting and a bit of a processing, a cleansing– kind of like prison. There’s a bit of that feel to it.”

A brand new love interest: marks the first Thor movie without Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, but though she may be gone, she is not forgotten. “We mention it, politely,” Hemsworth says. “We have a nice little– I wouldn’t say a joke at her expense, by any means, but at the two of them [and] how Thor viewed the separation. He thinks it was mutual. [Laughs.] Y'know, long-distance relationships are tough and this is as long as they get. So, they parted ways.”

Enter a new romantic interest, Valkyrie (played by Thompson), albeit one with a very different dynamic. “Valkyrie is certainly an equal, as far as [she is] physically imposing or threatening and her fighting skill set,” Hemsworth teases. “And Thor is in awe of the Valkyrie ever since he was a young boy, so he’s meeting his idol. He’s meeting his hero. He used to want to be one till he found out they were women.”

Meet Valkyrie

Who is she? "She’s a world-class warrior,“ Thompson, who starred in Creed and Westworld before joining Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, tells us. “When we find her in this film, she’s a reluctant hero. She’s someone that really gets back into the game with Thor and with the Hulk. And she’s just a badass…She’s really hardcore. I kick a lot of a**. If fact, I kick a lot of a** on this bridge.” (The bridge in question is a set piece glimpsed in the trailer, during a pre-battle standoff featuring Valkyrie, Thor, Loki and Hulk.)

The Valkyrie of the comic books is a swordsmith and leader of the fierce, all-female, winged horse-riding Valkyrior. That Valkyrie, known as Brunnhilde, also happens to be a white woman with blonde hair. “We want to make films that reflect the world that we live in,” Thompson states matter-of-factly. “And there are plenty of women that look like Valkyrie, but there are plenty of women that look like me. What was more important for Taika – and for Marvel in general – was that they found someone that captured the spirit of Valkyrie. In this case, she happens to look like me.”

Will they or won’t they? Thompson played far coyer when addressing her character’s potential romance with Thor. “You’ll just have to watch and see… They definitely have a ton in common: They both come from Asgard. They are people that are trying to figure out their moral compass, what their responsibility is to their homeland. They’re fighters. They’re tough,” she ponders. “So, I think there’s a spark. And Thor is actually a big fan of Valkyrie. He’s, like, a fanboy. If there were Valkyrie posters, Thor would have had them in his [bedroom growing up.] Like, probably right over his bed, he would have had me and dreamt about me. So, there definitely is something between them, but whether it’s romantic, who knows?”

As for the possibility of Thompson as an actress playing out an onscreen romance with Hemsworth, she jokes, “It was the biggest reason why I didn’t think I wanted to take the part, initially. I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can act that well. Like, finding him attractive would be–I’d have to dig really deep in my soul to find the honesty in that.’ So, I just superimpose other people’s faces on him and other people’s bodies.”

The Black Panther One of Thompson’s friends and former Creed co-stars, Michael B. Jordan, also recently joined the MCU – as Erik Killmonger in 2018's Black Panther – and she says they are hoping to cross superhero paths someday.

“What’s so fun about the next phase of the Marvel Universe is that the worlds are colliding more and more,” she points out. “I’m also friends with Chadwick Boseman, so I think we’re constantly going to just pitch to Marvel how to get all of the characters in one movie and see what happens.”

That said, Thompson has a different Valkyrie spinoff in mind. “I’m really into Valkyrie when she’s a part of The Fearless Defenders,” the actress explains, referencing a run in which Valkyrie teamed up with, for one, Misty Knight. (Currently on Netflix's The Defenders.) “I think it would be fantastic to have an all-star female team which includes Brie Larson. Let’s get Tilda Swinton. Lupita [Nyong'o] is in there. Just a really badass group of women that fights, maybe, all men. Like a boys versus girls. But it could be a musical, so Jeff Goldblum would be in it as well.”

Meet Director Taika Waititi

Who is he? Waititi is a New Zealand-born writer-director who has helmed wonderful films like What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. (Both of which should be required viewing, pre-Ragnarok.) You’ve already seen some of his work, surely, as Waititi made the short, “Team Thor,” which explained where Thor was during the events of Captain America: Civil War. (He was living with an office worker named Darryl.)

Waititi acts as well and cast himself in the role of Korg the Kronan in Ragnarok. (When ETcaught up with him earlier this year in the edit bays at Marvel Studios, he referred to Korg as an 8-foot tall rock creature in “a 2017 metal bikini.”) One character you won’t see is Darryl. “OK, so far that’s a rumor. I think maybe I started that rumor inadvertently, when I said there was more footage from the thing that we made and that we were planning to put out more footage…I just can’t see where he’d go in this…”

How is he making Thor his own? Thor is funny now, for one. “Sometimes I wonder how many takes I’ve ruined with just my voice and my laughter,” Waititi says. The glut of Waititi’s past work is comedic, with a heavy emphasis on improvisation, and Thompson praises her director’s ability to bring that to Marvel, crafting a lighter tone that wasn’t present for the Shakespearian Thor or brooding Thor: The Dark World.

“The exciting thing is, Marvel took [Waititi] on and instead of trying to have him fit into a mold, it really expanded the mold to include his kind of filmmaking,” she praises, with a promise that fans of the first two Thor films will still be satisfied. “It is at once funny and touching.”

“That’s definitely my background,” Waititi agrees. “I felt I should embrace that side and breathe a little bit more life into this franchise. in that sense, in the way that you don’t need to shy away from how fun these kind of adventures and these stories and these characters can be, while also retaining that epic, very dark sense that comes through from a lot of the comic stories as well. Especially with a character like Thor, it is an opportunity to see, y'know, a god, a cosmic being on a cosmic adventure, with Bruce Banner aka the Incredible Hulk. It has to be fun!”

Thor vs. Hulk

A brand new Hulk: If you’ve read everything up till here, you should hardly be surprised that Waititi is putting his own spin on the green guy and his puny, scientist counterpart. “Bruce Banner in this film is way more exciting and fun and interesting than I think we’ve ever seen him in any of the other films,” Waititi promises. And if Hulk wasn’t the first Avenger you’d think of to pair with Thor, that’s the point.

“It’s a pretty odd pairing. I don’t even think we’ve spoken onscreen before,” Hemsworth acknowledges. “We had an opportunity to kind of do whatever we wanted, and it brought out something very different in both of our characters. Both our characters are in a bit of a wacky state when they meet, because they’ve sort of both lost everything and they’re at the end of their rope, so there’s a wackiness to it.”

Civil War 2.0(ish): "It’s been something that everybody’s been waiting for a long time, to see those two face off,” Waititi says of the centerpiece battle between Thor and Hulk in The Grandmaster’s arena. “In the comic books, they’ve been doing it for years. There’s this eternal question, Who would win in a fight, Thor or Hulk? And if you go on the blog sites, people still argue that to this day.”

Seeing as both characters sat out the Avengers vs. Avengers airport battle in last year’s Captain America movie, this may feel a bit like their own version of Civil War – with less players involved, sure, but which Hemsworth argues is just as epic. He explains, “Any time we go through the choreography or talk about how this is going to happen, it was like, More! More! What else can we throw in? How different can it look? What can we do that we haven’t done before and visually up the stakes?”

Marvel fans have been clamoring to see Planet Hulk on the big screen for years and, asked to describe the battle in three words, Waititi counts off on his fingers: “Long. Time. Coming.” The director appears confident that his take will deliver, too. “We really test both of the characters in this fight. They get put through their paces,” he says. “There are certain shots that we’re planning to do in this fight, which I think are going to become very memorable in cinematic history.”

Who is she? A kickass warrior, an eccentric game maker, a cosmic road trip for Thor and Hulk and a haircut do not a Marvel movie make. Enter the big bad of the film and the MCU’s first female villain: Hela, the goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett.

“She is someone people have been wanting to see for a long time,” Waititi wagers of the classic comic book character. “And there’s no one better than Cate, in my opinion…Obviously, she’s a great actor, but she’s also really funny. She brings something to this character that, I think, makes this probably the most interesting of all the Marvel villains that I’ve seen so far…The character is evil, then also there’s layers to that. It’s not just someone who wants to take over the world. There’s a lot more going on for her.”

Blanchett had already wrapped by the time ET arrived on set, which Waititi also lamented, saying, “You just love watching her. I was really sad when she left, because I just wanted to figure out how we could write more scenes for her.”

What about Loki? Tom Hiddleston’s beloved baddie, who has attempted to wreak havoc in each of the Thor films and more beyond that, was last seen in The Dark World masquerading as King Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and assuming his father’s throne on Asgard. (“What we don’t know is what has happened to Odin,” Waititi notes. “Which is what we find out in this film.”)

Loki’s loyalties are far from truly loyal, though – in various stills from the film, he is pictured fraternizing with Thor, The Grandmaster and Hela – so how exactly he factors into Ragnarok remains to be seen. Waititi wants to keep it that way. “Loki has been in Asgard, ruling in his own way,” he says coyly. “There’s a really fun scene where we find him in the film and start unmasking Loki and his whole journey.”

Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters on Nov. 3.

Hmm…I don’t know if I like everything I’ve read. I was really looking forward to Lokyrie.
Random re:birth headcanons

Fujimori - She has a very bare bedroom, because she has the fear of shelves or billboards falling on-top of her in her sleep/or in general

Mikoto - Like little fruity sweets like, Randoms or Jelly tots, probably hates loud noise but ironically listens to music 24/7 (???) she has earphones I think- tbh, she’d be the new Kirigiri but a cross of Akamatsu in her

Koga - Likes animal puppets but is afraid to interact with real ones honestly Bonus: Have a feeling he has an undying love for cake/cupcakes

Izumo - Doesn’t actually like haunted houses or spooky attractions like that because she feels like they disrespect “real spiritual entities” probably keeps candles or charms on her *cough c ough* AYUMI

Kagura - Is a total glutton, like Akane. Probably a little weebish and likes ramen noodle cups, sushi, pocky, rice balls and all sorts of Japanese food

Akira - Being a NEET, he loves being in his own comfort zone and staying at home, or not getting involved with people, sleepy Chiaki 2.0

Aisaka - The new Kirumi Tojo (Mom friend) will keep everyone in line and take charge if no one listens or wants to follow rules, a little bossy

Saiji - Like’s male fashion. May be gay? Or European Like the reverse Juzo to Munakata (probably just hoping too hard for a Juzo x Munakata lovechild ???)

Keego - The new innocent Kiibo child. They’re names sound similar??? His favourite music would probably be jazz or lazy pop. Fashion statement (???)

Todoroki - May be like the new Maki? Being an animal trainer, doesn’t actually like animals but finds to be quite good at interacting with them, vice versa

Himuro - New Chiaki in a nutshell, also maybe a good bit of Mikan in her? Thus those bandages on her neck, super sweet. Her role model is Shakespear, probably likes fluffy clouds/animals, quite places. (Probably gay for Mizuta)

Mizuta - New Angie child. Loves the rain crossed with sunshine, rainbow’s make her appreciate the world. Probably always carries a small umbrella on her, a total environment hippie (I want her and Himuro to become the “Sunny Soliloquy” ship) 

Samejima - New Kazuichi? Yet he’s kinda dorky and does crafty things and is a total ladies man but doesn’t know it. He’s probably a major goof sometimes

Yodogawa - New Kaito, a romantic. Probably would tango his way up to the female protagonist with a rose in his mouth, pretty sure he’d take you to a haunted house/cornstalk maze for an ideal “romantic date” Risky adventurer.

Oosone - A shining little star, too good, too pure. Will probably be the kind of kid to ask “How are babies made?” kind of questions, doesn’t get sexual innuendo’s either, has a massive hatred for the fast/junk-food industry

hellsbellssinclub  asked:

Quiobi, no.1 with Qui-Gon as a Sith and Obi-Wan as a Jedi?

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s world is black and white.

There is good and there is evil.

He is a Jedi and therefore he is good.

Raised as the last Padawan Learner to the venerable Grand Master of the Order, Obi-Wan has strived all his life to be the perfect Jedi, the epitome of the light. He has ruthlessly chased out fear and anger from his heart, has excised all that would tempt him down a darker path shaded in charcoal, ebony, and onyx. He knows the shades of ivory that mark the path of the truly righteous like the back of his hand.

He is an example to the Order, to those initiates who feel they will never be chosen, encouragement to those Knights who fear that perfection is out of their grasp, and a subtle reminder to masters to think twice about their preconceived notions.

If Obi-Wan Kenobi can become a paragon of light, the finest of his generation, Master Yoda’s true heir, then anything is possible.

Through the light all things are possible.

Except… that is all Obi-Wan can see.

There is no color in his world, no vibrant blues, no ruddy crimson or a delicate yellow. The world around him is as black and white as the lessons handed down to him from a grandmaster who has evolved beyond caring about the color of a flower or the particular shade of the sunset.

After 800 years of shades of grey, Yoda needs no gaudy, saturated rainbow to tell him that sunlight dappled through the leaves of a sweet oak in the Room of a Thousand Fountains is beautiful. He simply accepts the world that he sees as it is. He does not need color nor does he want it.

“A Jedi craves not these things, Obi-Wan,” Yoda tells him and Obi-Wan does his best to listen to his master’s wisdom, to tell himself that there is beauty in the shift from radiant white to ecru to charcoal and the inky wash of night time.

It works for the most part.

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What I Learned from My Year of Romantic Comedies

The following is a guest post written by Kerry Winfrey, author of Love and Other Alien Experiences.

I’ve always been a romantic comedy fan. Give me meet-cutes, missed connections, falling-in-love montages, and dramatic dashes through the airport. Give me Heath Ledger singing to Julia Stiles, Adam Sandler playing a song for Drew Barrymore on a plane, and Tom Hanks saying, “Don’t cry, Shopgirl.” Some people get their cinematic thrills by watching superheroes fight villains, but not me. I find fight scenes boring, but a rain-soaked kiss or a clumsy fall into open arms? I’m on the edge of my seat.  

So in February of 2015, I decided to embark on a new project: A Year of Romantic Comedies. I would watch a romantic comedy every week, then write a Tumblr post about it. Part of my motivation for this was simple: I just like romcoms. But also, I was in the midst of writing my first book, Love and Other Alien Experiences, which features many romcom elements. I wanted to dissect 52 romcoms and find out what makes the great ones work … and what makes the not-so-great ones flop.

And after 52 weeks and 52 first kisses, I learned a lot of things that I could apply to my own writing.

Just because it’s predictable doesn’t mean it should be boring. I used to roll my eyes at reviews of romance novels that complained about “predictability.” I mean, it’s a romance … of course it’s predictable! Character A is going to end up kissing Character B! But now I get what those reviews were saying. Yeah, you know your lead characters are going to end up kissing by the end of the book/movie, but that doesn’t mean you can phone it in. Like, you know Amy Schumer and Bill Hader are going to end up together because they’re both on the Trainwreck poster, but we still need some surprisingly fun LeBron James scenes along the way.

The same principle applies to books. Give your characters some interesting obstacles! Create an unexpected grand gesture! We already know the destination, but it’s the author’s job to make the journey fun.  You might know what guy Mallory is going to end up with in Love and Other Alien Experiences, but hopefully you’ll still enjoy reading the specific way that he and Mallory get together.

Chemistry matters. You might think that an original premise is the most important part of a romcom, but I don’t think that’s the case. Sometimes there are brand-new plots, like 50 First Dates. But the truth is, there aren’t a lot of new ways to do a romantic comedy. You’ve got your love triangles, your enemies-to-lovers, your best-friends-fall-in-love, etc.  

But the chemistry between the lead actors can turn even the most tired or implausible premise into a charming and rewatchable film. Take What If, for example. The premise is basically nonexistent: two friends fall in love. But there’s so much chemistry between Zoe Kazan and Daniel Radcliffe that it ended up being one of my favorite films of the year.

Or take a look at What’s Your Number, which is based on a truly ridiculous premise but stars Anna Faris and Chris Evans, who are so fun together that they make the movie charming and sweet.

What I learned from this is to include witty banter, make the lead characters easy to root for even when they’re flawed, and maybe cast Chris Evans in everything? Okay, that last one isn’t writing advice per se, but it still stands. People keep reading or watching a romance because they love the characters, no matter what situation they’re in.

It can’t be all fun and games. With a romantic comedy, you know there’s going to be a happily ever after … but that doesn’t mean that the story should always be light. In fact, most of the best romantic comedies I watched featured characters who were dealing with real, inescapable sadness.

In You’ve Got Mail, for example, Meg Ryan’s character mourns the loss of her mother and her beloved business. Yes, she falls in love at the end, but that doesn’t make everything better! In Sleepless in Seattle, Tom Hanks lost his first wife. He finds love again, but that doesn’t erase his grief. In Love and Other Alien Experiences, Mallory misses her dad and deals with anxiety that threatens to swallow her whole. A cute boy doesn’t solve those problems for her (even though he is really cute, I promise).

If your characters don’t almost kiss before being interrupted at least once, then what are you even doing? Just about every romcom I watched includes a scene where one character falls into the other’s arms, they stare at each other a beat too long, and their lips are just … about … to … touch … until they’re interrupted by a rude elderly woman or a small child. Honestly, every book and movie needs a scene like this.

While I’m still by no means an expert on romantic comedies, I do think I learned a lot over the course of those 52 weeks. The most important thing? Respect your audience. I could always tell when a filmmaker truly cared about and believed in their characters, and I hope that readers of Love and Other Alien Experiences will be able to tell just how much I care about Mallory, Lincoln, Jenni, Brad, and Jake. And also Chris Evans, although he does not appear in my book.

Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey is on sale now, so get reading!

motherly (ˈmʌðəlɪ): adj 1. of or resembling a mother, esp in warmth, or protectiveness

Katara totally felt motherly toward Aang. Like she feels motherly towards anybody for whom she has even just a little bit of affection, but especially Aang.

It’s a mix of “I’m so proud of you omg you’ve grown up soo much” and “fuck what are these feelings this kiss was good i’m so attracted to you but you’re off to maybe die this is confusing”.

I bet she still felt motherly toward him when they were married with children. Heck, I bet she still felt this way on his deathbed (and beyond).

It’s okay because, yk, she’s not his actual mother and he doesn’t see her as such, they’re not related, she never infantilizes him (quite the opposite) and there is no power imbalance between them: their relationship is based on a friendship between equals and huge amounts of mutual respect (respect for each other as people and functioning adults, for each other’s identity, abilities, values and decisions - even when they don’t particularly agree with each other). There’s only two years between them - truly insignificant in the long run, barely matters at the end of the show (like they get along with each other better than with anybody else).

So I don’t see how it’s a problem? Aang is too young in the show for me to seriously ship him, but that’s on me, and I don’t think Kataang is problematic because of Katara’s motherliness. It’s actually one of the things I like most about older!Kataang - this inversion on classical gender roles: the girl is the protector, the one providing the most emotional support.

And actually, I think it’s thematically significant:

Idk, if Katara’s love for Aang is supposed to represent the Air Nomads love for him that hasn’t left this world, it feels right that it has this fiercely protective, proud, and warm quality that makes it feel so motherly.

anonymous asked:

I was thinking about Kuro and Lance being soulmates, bc they really have a lot in common. Maybe we'll see more of their interactions in future? It'd be great, and I look forward to your new art anyway 💞

Hmm… I was thinking about that, too. But do you mean soulmates as in best buddies on a whole new level or more in a romantic way? I could imagine both for them. I mean… I’m working on some more comics right now and.. I don’t know. I want Kuro and Shiro to tout for Keith, but Keith ultimately belongs more to Shiro than he does to Kuro. I mean I got a lot of fun working with that love triangle and it kinda works for now…. But not in the long run.
And imagine how Lance feels, when everybody seems to fall for Keith and he’s the seventh wheel again. There would be so much space for soulmate-stuff between him and Kuro, seriously! You know like subtle things. Just Kuro doing something super lovely for Lance and Lance’s all flustered and doesn’t know how to deal.
Dude… That’d be awesome. I need to draw more Kuro comics. And faster. I got so many ideas.
Sorry for the long answer. XD I got caught up in this.

the more the merrier (part 2)

pairing: peter x mj x reader

summary: peter, reader and mj are still in the process of getting used to a polyamorous relationship. what better way to solidify the idea than to go on a date? (trans!peter, genderfluid!mj who goes by they/them and a gender neutral reader)

warnings: minor swearing.

i wasn’t really planning on making a part two to this or making tmtm a series at all, but i got a couple of requests asking for another part so here it is! i probably won’t make a part three unless someone asks for it. i’m also not sure how i feel about this as a final product? i hope this wasn’t too bad.

part 1

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