this was actually supposed to be much better but tumblr wouldn't have it so here you go

So I have a habit of livetexting everything I read/watch to the person who got me into it, and it's generally regarded as quite amusing. My dear friend Mycroft recently got me into Young Wizards, and he suggested that I put one of my livetexts up on Tumblr as my introduction into the fandom. So here goes "Iago reads High Wizardry" (lightly edited to make reading easier).
  • Iago: *picks up High Wizardry* Here we go.
  • Iago: Oh god. Setting up a computer in the nineties. This should be fun.
  • Iago: Dari wearing a Star Wars shirt makes me incredibly happy.
  • Iago: Nita's parents affronted by the fact that Dari can set up the computer without instructions is just perfect.
  • Mycroft: Dairine is the best Star Wars nerd.
  • Iago: She also likes X-Men, which is perfect.
  • Iago: "The sure way to make the world work for you was to know everything. Dairine sat home and busied herself with conquering the world." New favorite character? I think so.
  • Mycroft: I think she became like half the fandom's favorite character at that exact moment. Myself included--I can definitely relate.
  • Iago: *laughs* At least I'm in good company, then.
  • Iago: I hope Dari eventually conquers the world. We couldn't have a better ruler.
  • Mycroft: Amen to THAT.
  • Iago: Oh sweet lord Dari took the Oath we're all toast.
  • Iago: Dari with a lightsaber is a terrifying thought.
  • Iago: Dari's going to have an affinity for computer systems, isn't she?
  • Iago: Awwwww, Nita's upset that Kit didn't notice her new boobs!
  • Mycroft: Also consider this- since Dari took the Oath, she could probably make a lighsaber out of wizardry if she really wanted.
  • Iago: Oh sweet minty Jesus we're fucked.
  • Iago: Oh look, Dari's created a second computer.
  • Mycroft: It's always good to have backups...
  • Iago: It's her Wizard's manual, isn't it?
  • Mycroft: I'm saying nothingggggg.
  • Iago: It's totally her manual. It's fucking taking her to Mars as we speak,
  • Mycroft: Okay yes. That is a thing.
  • Iago: Obviously that means she has an affinity for computers. I'm a writer. i know these things.
  • Iago: It also means that she might have and easier time with wizardry that Kit and Nita, because she just has to command the computer.
  • Mycroft: Brace yourself for the "computer wizard" puns. They're gonna happen.
  • Iago: YUS
  • Iago: How convenient is it that two of the *four* North American Senior Wizards live within relative spitting distance of our main characters?
  • Iago: Wait, puberty gives you more power? Fuck, why wasn't *I* a wizard? That could have made things a hell of a lot easier.
  • Iago: Souls are one to a customer *on this planet*? The hell does that mean?
  • Mycroft: It's a big, weird Universe out there...
  • Iago: Fair play to you.
  • Iago: Ah, the trouble with going to a place about which you know nothing: you find yourself talking to the luggage. I wouldn't be surprised if, at some point, Dari used the wrong verbs and ended up kissing a complete stranger.
  • Iago: Ah, planet-hopping youth. Always expecting something they're familiar with, when someone more experienced would know not to expect anything.
  • Iago: "Tentacled" being used as a way to describe how people get around brings me much joy.
  • Mycroft: SAME. Also, welcome to the Crossings. You'll be seeing a lot of it.
  • Iago: Oh boy. That sounds ominous.
  • Mycroft: Well, I mean it's a popular travel hub.
  • Iago: Fair enough.
  • Iago: Oh my god are those actually dinosaurs.
  • Iago: Holy shit it's like a bloodhound but it's a dinosaur yes good I approve of this.
  • Iago: Oh shit, now she's covering her trail. How the hell are Kit and Nita going to fin her
  • Iago: God, this galaxy sounds beautiful.
  • Iago: Kit and Nita in a "permanent partnership". *waggles eyebrows*
  • Mycroft: INDEED.
  • Mycroft: They're so adorably awkward.
  • Iago: Especially at thirteen and fourteen. This is perfect.
  • Iago: And we're back to Nita considering asking Kit what he thinks about "things".
  • Mycroft: Bless her beautiful relatable awkwardness.
  • Iago: Yes, Tom, tell the magical children to go to major law enforcement authorities. That can't possibly backfire in your face.
  • Iago: planet-sized computer chip = yes good.
  • Mycroft: Wasn't it terrifying when Dairine thought she'd fried her Manual. Stranded in the middle of a distant unexplored planet is not the greatest time for that.
  • Iago: It was too far from the end of the book for her to be dead just yet.
  • Iago: Ah! She's teaching it and everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.
  • Iago: Oo! Dairine's manual is learning, too!
  • Iago: Oh god is she going to make the planet a wizard
  • Mycroft: ...MAYBE
  • Iago: Goody.
  • Mycroft: By the way, you didn't say anything about the Doctor's cameo...
  • Iago: Oh, of *course* that was him. I was wondering why he felt familiar. Which incarnation was that supposed to be?
  • Mycroft: Five. He's Diane Duane's favorite.
  • Iago: Ahhhh. Makes sense why I didn't quite catch it, then. I've never seen a Five story, and I really know very little about him.
  • Iago: oh god it was a *birthing* room?
  • Iago: "Kit, I didn't do it for you 'some'. I did it for you 'pretty much'."
  • Iago: I FUCKING SHIP IT SO GODDAMN HARD RIGHT NOW.
  • Mycroft: YES GOOD JOIN US
  • Iago: IS THERE SOME KIND OF INITIATION CEREMONY OR AM I JUST IN
  • Iago: BECAUSE I WILL WRITE FANFIC IF NECESSARY.
  • Mycroft: FANFIC IS ALWAYS GOOD
  • Iago: Also, That Fucker just blew up a star to kill Kit and Nita. How rude.
  • Mycroftt: Are we calling the Lone Power That Fucker now because I totally approve
  • Iago: We totally can. I figured that capitalizing the first letters of any creative epithet I come up with would get the point across.
  • Mycroft: And it totally did.
  • Iago: Aw, Dairine's making friends with the circuit turtles!
  • Mycroft: With!
  • Iago: Is that its name?
  • Iago: Apparently not. Too bad, that would have been cute.
  • Iago: Gigo's nice, too, though
  • Iago: Mycroft I want a circuit turtle
  • Iago: Oh my god Dairine has just created a new race.
  • Mycroft: YUP
  • Iago: Good lord she *could* take over the world.
  • Mycroft: I would probably support this.
  • Iago: We wouldn't be able to stop her. We probably wouldn't *want* to stop her.
  • Iago: Oh dear god the circuit turtles are going to take over the Universe
  • Mycroft: I think it's more like... reprogramming
  • Iago: They're going to remake the whole damn thing!
  • Iago: I legitimately do not know what the Lone Asshat wants from this encounter.
  • Iago: Oh my god Dari has just used one of my favorite lines.
  • Iago: "You're so full of it that if you had eyes, they'd be brown."
  • Iago: Ah, mental contact. Solves everyone's problems
  • Iago: *flailing* Dari!
  • Iago: GODDAMMIT MYCROFT IF SHE HAS TO DIE TO SAVE THE UNIVERSE I QUIT LIFE
  • Iago: Nita and Kit showed up in the nick of time, and honest to god I was waiting for a, "Surprise, bitch."
  • Iago: "One might be intending to cripple or destroy that Power, but there was no need to be rude about it."
  • Iago: AND WHY NOT
  • Iago: RUDE IS FUN
  • Iago: WHY IS NITA USING HER LIFE FORCE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT'S THE WORST IDEA
  • Iago: PEACH
  • Iago: *incoherent shrieking*
  • Iago: MYCROFT I SWEAR TO GOD I WILL END YOU WHY DID YOU GET ME INTO A SERIES THAT HURTS SO MUCH
  • Iago: WAIT A SECOND HAS DAIRINE ACTUALLY BECOME GOD
  • Iago: SHE HAS SHE'S TOTALLY GOD
  • Iago: JEELSUS CRUST HOW
  • Iago: SHE CREATED A SPECIES AND NOW SHE'S ALMIGHTY WE MAY AS WELL JUST START WORSHIPPING HER
  • Iago: WAIT NO FUCK SHE CAN'T DIE SHE'S GOD
  • Iago: PICCHU. PICCHU IS BACK. IN A DIFFERENT FORM BUT FUCK I'LL TAKE IT.
  • Iago: THEY ARE ALL ALIVE
  • Iago: OH MY GOD NO ONE DIED
  • Iago: NO ONE ACTUALLY DIED HOLY SHIT
  • Iago: EXCUSE ME WHILE I ROLL AROUND ON THE GROUND, SCREAMING FOR JOY
11.10 Tag - [hurt!Sam]

Nothing Broken (that can’t be made whole)

Author: Semira
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester
Pairing/Genre: Gen, hurt/comfort, (comparatively minor) physically hurt Sam,  major emotionally hurt Sam, awkward and caring Dean (because I’m needy and wanted more than what the episode gave us)
Word Count: 1,800
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: for 11.10, The Devil in the Details


The ride home starts off dead silent, hum of rubber on asphalt filling up the space between them.

Without asking, Sam blasts the heat and then slumps down in his seat like he’s dead, arms crossed rigor-tight over his chest. He says nothing.

It was easier, last time. The soulless guy drove Dean crazy, but he wasn’t a walking time bomb of hell trauma, either. After, Sam was so busy trying to make up for what he did without a soul and then trying to convince Dean he was all right that Dean only caught the tail end of that whole thing. Even then, it was muted, modulated. Typical Sam: compartmentalizing trauma so no one but him had to deal with it.

This is the most raw Dean has ever seen his little brother, and he’s not even counting the coagulating blood in Sam’s hair and the cut on his scalp that’s still oozing.

“Sam, you okay?” he asks again, gut instinct more than anything. Beat the dead horse. Same answer to the age-old question.

He expects the usual fine or an annoyed grunt or sigh or maybe even a Jesus, Dean. Would you be?

He gets nothing. Sam just sits there, like the seatbelt is the only thing keeping him upright. He must not be looking at anything in particular, because Baby’s dashboard certainly did nothing to deserve the horror Dean sees in Sam’s eyes.

“Sam?” He snaps his fingers. 

Sam’s arms wrap tighter around his chest.

Dean isn’t used to this. A couple tenths of a mile flash by. Still no response, so he clears his throat. “Like, physically? He knocked you around pretty good. Y'ain’t that hard-headed. Concussion?” He didn’t see Sam lose consciousness, but it looked like it was a pretty near thing when he helped him to his feet after everything was over. Sam spent half a minute hunched over and nauseated and at least twice that blinking dumbly and stumbling around in a drunken half-circle before he really got his feet beneath him.

Dean counts the seconds until his brother responds. “Nothing broken,” Sam says, shrugging a shoulder.

And while Dean is pretty sure that Sam doesn’t have any broken bones (though he wouldn’t be surprised if there were hairline fractures in his skull somewhere), he knows that’s a lie. Something’s broken. It’s just not the kind of thing Dean knows how to fix.

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Dear America,

It’s an interesting anecdata - the people on my tumblr feed who have been most loudly and most consistently making the case for voting Hillary Clinton? 

fellow Canadians. (Followed by a lot of people I’m fairly sure aren’t Americans either.)

And I think that there’s been a silent agreement not to point that out directly, because it’s generally only our business in the way that your roommate thinking about dating a jerk is your business, you know? Yes, you got a lot of advice, and yes, it’s gonna have an effect on your life until they split up again, but you still gotta respect it’s not your decision.

So non-Americans are spreading posts around like “she’s not bad actually!” or “the lesser evil is still less evil than the greater evil!” or “voting strategically is a thing!” or “please, please learn from our mistakes!” and generally trying to be informative and helpful and not *too* lecture-y but, y’know, if it wouldn’t be too much trouble, please come to the right decision?

But I’m breaking from that, because I would like to say something unusually honest on the behalf of large swaths of the globe who really don’t get a voice in your election, but are still following it intently because we really don’t get a choice with your election:

We are terrified, and we are fucking *betrayed*.

Here’s the thing.

The USA is the world’s only superpower, and - and I am REALLY not supposed to let you in on this, okay - you’ve done alright. Not perfectly, but we understand it is a tough job and tbh, if someone has to hold the biggest stick, we’ve been glad it’s you. You’ve earned our trust.

Whatever other differences we have had with the USA, America has proven to its friends - and even its enemies - that it is comprised of generally decent people who understand their singular responsibility and, when it comes right to it, do not want to burn the world down.

But Donald Trump is… to jump back to the roommate analogy, it’s like they’ve brought home a guy who introduced himself as a sexual offender and *winked* at you as he came in and is now in the kitchen breaking plates and shit because your roommate didn’t make the dinner potatoes good enough. Oh, and he nearly forgot, let him show you his concealed handgun he always wears loaded! It’s for protection against the foreigners and heathens, but no one cuts HIM off in traffic without regretting it, he can promise you that. He can promise you that. PS, the money in the supplies jar is help yourself, right?

The World: …you’re thinking about giving THIS GUY the key to our house, where we live?

America: OMG, you never like any of my boyfriends!

The World: Well, no, the guy who kept making homophobic jokes was offensive, but–

America: So what’s the difference!? I think the bad boy thing is kinda hot tbh.

The World: WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU.

I mean.

I think that Clinton’s going to win, in part b/c because an American was like ‘listen, it’s okay, we’re not going to let white people fuck this one up’ and it helped me feel slightly less sick.

But there’s another scenario that - while not catastrophic - is still fucking terrifying.

Clinton doesn’t bury him in a fucking landslide.

He is not utterly repudiated everywhere.

Not voting, or not voting for the only person who can defeat him - not voting AGAINST him? That’s the rest of us not getting this headline come Wednesday: “America says NO.”

And the idea that a full half of Americans do not give a shit about keeping the world in one piece…. I don’t even know how to process that.

I’m not exaggerating here. Like, give South Korea nukes??? That’s not reason to run screaming in the streets????? Do you have any fucking idea what’s up with South Korea rn????????? (And man there are thousands of these tidbits.)

Okay, so you *guess* you’ll *maybe* forgive Hillary for not giving you her facebook password, but.

WHO THE FUCK *ARE* YOU.

anonymous asked:

If Emma came out as a lesbian wouldn't that anger SwanFire and CaptainSwan fans? Wouldn't it be better if she were bi?

Hi Anon,

Firstly, I am more concerned with bi-erasure than with specifically angering SwanFire and CaptainSwan fans. Heterosexual relationships like Emma & Neal and Emma & Hook aren’t underrepresented on television. Bisexual characters who openly identify as bisexual and are shown to be in relationships with men and women are. So that would be an anger that I find more justified in the grand scheme of things. That doesn’t mean I don’t think those fans wouldn’t have a reason to be upset. If you are emotionally invested in a story, then it sucks to have it taken away or to have to reframe it. That being said, that’s what femslash shippers have to overcome all the time, so there are ways to take back those stories, that’s what fanfiction is for. I don’t see why they shouldn’t do the same thing. I’m pretty sure SwanFire shippers have their ship live on already and I don’t think they should let canon take from it.

Secondly, the way you ask the question is sort of scary to me in the sense that… Well, being a lesbian, I do get a lot of men reacting with anger or entitlement when I come out. As if by being a lesbian I take away from them, I was supposed to be accesible. So that question feels a little similar, if you know what I mean? If Emma comes out as a lesbian, then it would be one of the best protrayals of denial on television ever. It rings true for many lesbians I’ve talked to here on Tumblr, many people recognize their own story. There could have been other ways to do it, but choosing to have the audience in denial with her is an interesting choice. It’s a good way to tell a realistic story about what it’s like to fight yourself, to try and be like everyone else before you eventually come out of the closet.

So what you’re asking is if we should completely acknowledge that some women are not sexually or romantically attracted to men at all and that they sometimes do try it first? Or should we not take away from the heterosexuals’ story and emotional investment? It’s like saying they have more ‘rights’ to be angry, they have more rights to the story and to the realness of that relationship than people who recognized Emma’s struggle with her sexuality as such. I don’t think either group has more ‘right’ to the story, but I do think ons of these groups needs to see itself represented on television more often.

Thirdly, why are we focusing on the couples so much and not on the individual storylines? I know my blog is SwanQueen, but that has a lot to do with the fact that the subtextual and metaphorical reading of this story are more interesting to me than the textual one. Plus, the entire mythology seems to be tied in with them. In real life however, I am quite the individualist, I’m interested in personal growth and if a person comes along who fits, that’s great, but if not so be it. I have value on my own. I don’t think everyone watches shows for shipping. I am far more interested in seeing everyone’s individual stories and seeing how they come together and push apart. I think that’s how the writers are writing the narrative as well. Adam has actually said as much on Twitter. The story that could come from Emma coming out is a compelling one. How do her parents respond with their royal fairy tale background? How does Henry feel about this? What does he make of Emma’s relationship with Neal? I imagine it must be upsetting for him. How does Emma feel about Neal now? I believe she loved him. She wanted to love him and felt a deep care. How does she look at that relationship now? How does she define it? Does she talk about it with Henry? How does Hook feel? Does he feel betrayed? What does he learn about what he should look for in a relationship? Is what he thought he needed maybe not what he actually needed? How does the town react? Do others come crawling out of the closet when the princess comes out?

So, no, I think at the end of the day, writers have to risk angering the audience and tell the story they want to tell. You can never please everyone and if you have no vision at all, it isn’t a very good story. I have no idea which way Adam & Eddy are going with OUAT, so if it’s a completely different direction than what I hope it is, then I hope I find the story compelling enough to keep watching…