this was probably obvious to everyone else

Does everyone else here agree that Draco Malfoy is the biggest sap of all time and probably has Mr. Draco Potter written all over his textbooks? And he surrounds them in little love hearts that he has enchanted to animate so they pulse like mini beating hearts. And he thinks nobody knows, because just the thought of him and Potter is utterly ridiculous. Who would think such a thing? But it’s so OBVIOUS. Because we’re talking every second page of EVERY textbook he owns.

And Pansy has to take him aside one day and be like, “You need to calm the fuck down on the hearts or at least cast a disillusionment charm on them before a Gryffindor sees and tells your lover boy.” And Draco, blushing like a motherfucking fire engine, gets so embarrassed that he throws all his books down the toilet (because a vanishing spell just isn’t dramatic enough for Draco My father will hear about this Malfoy). But he forgets his old friend Myrtle lives in the s bend, and isn’t so fond of being hit in the head by heavy textbooks.

So, she gets her revenge by delivering all of Draco Malfoy’s wet textbooks to the very person he never ever wanted to see them: Harry fucking Potter. At first Harry’s a little skeptical of the pile of dripping books left on his bedside table, but being the curious fool he is (and Hermione not being around to remind him the books could easily be cursed), he opens the first one to find Mr. Draco Potter written in elegant, cursive hand surrounded by a tacky (but adorable) beating heart. And the same thing in the next book. And the book after that. And every book there after.

Draco is minding his own business in Potions the next day when none other than Harry Potter sits down next to him. Which is surprising but nothing compared to what he does next. “I think you misplaced this,” he says and hands over a Potions book. Draco looks at it and horror and then up at Harry Potter’s face. Which is smiling. And not in the way that could be construed as teasing. But perhaps a genuine smile. Which is not possible.

But Draco is too embarrassed to look at Potter any more so he diverts his attention to the textbook in front of him. It’s his, alright. And looking pretty worse for wear after its trip down the s bend. His only hope is that perhaps this book isn’t as bad as the rest. Perhaps Potter didn’t even see any love hearts. Perhaps…well, Draco doesn’t really believe it but he’s desperate. He has to remind himself how bad the damage really is, so he opens the first page.

And there, underneath Draco’s neat scrawl, in the most hideous handwriting Draco Malfoy has ever seen, is Mr. Harry Malfoy.

SOME LESBIAN PIDGE HEADCANONS

Ya’ll been hitting me with that good lesbian pidge content so i’m gonna put more out there too.

• Pidge gets sUPER flustered around girls!!
• She’s only 14 and not super experienced?? So whenever a cute girl even talks to her she gets shy and blushy
• She isn’t super ready to start dating just yet but she just likes to remind everyone “man i love girls and i’m just!! A big lesbian! Just to remind everyone here!!”
• *rips off her sweater* “LESBIANS FOR LOCHNESS”
• When pidge gets a crush its super obvious to figure it out.
• She gets clumsy around them and messes up her words and probably accidentally broke one of her devices while talking to them.
• When everyone else finds out Pidge has a crush on someone they all flip out because “oh my god!! Our little sis has a crush!!”
• Lance would try to give her some flirting tips, but knowing Pidge, she obviously rejects that
• Lance: “oh my god do you wanna hear some advice?”
• Pidge: “I’d rather take my chances”
• Also pidge: “please i’m like 100x better at flirting with you, i could get 10 girlfriends in a week without your help!” *nervous laughter*
• Hunk would tease her but also give her some cliché advice that you hear in every show/movie
• Hunk: “ooo I knew you had a girlfriend”
• Hunk: “just be yoursel-”
• Pidge: “hunk I appreciate that but i’ve already heard that from like everything. Ever.”
• Keith: “i don’t know what else to say so…” *thumbs up* “good luck”
• Pidge: “wow thanks”
• Shiro would actually probably give her solid advice
• Shiro, *jokingly*: “if you want to succeed… don’t listen to lance’s advice about anything”
• Lance: “haven’t i been the only one who actually got kissed by a cute alien girl?”
• Pidge *softly*: “fuck, you’re right”
• Pidge also lowkey is jealous of Lance’s confidence around girls
• She just wishes she could be better socially tbh like she’s getting there but also- have you seen girls???

Thanks for reading please @ voltron fandom gimme that good lesbian pidge headcanons, art and fanfics.

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When Amanda woke up, she decided to crawl out of bed to get a bowl of cereal. And eat it on the couch, of course.

“Ain’t nothing beat couch cereal.” She declared to the empty room and dug into her delicious and dangerously sugary cereal.

Almost immediately after taking a bite out of her cereal, she heard footsteps coming from her dad’s room, but, when she glanced up, she saw Damien walking by her.

“Good morning, Amanda dear.” Damien greeted.

“Mornin.” Amanda responded. She KNEW it. Her dad and Damien had been getting pretty close, so it wasn’t a completely wild assumption that they would start dating. And, of course, the footsteps she heard must be…

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anonymous asked:

milo isn't a white supremacist lol

hah, an interesting ask to send, given that I don’t think I’ve ever posted something saying that he is - suggests that this is an argument you like having, does it make you feel smart and smug? I hope you enjoy this exchange less than usual. 

White supremacy isn’t just an opinion or an identity, it’s a systemic and institutional organisation of society - I’m aware that Milo doesn’t refer to himself as a ‘white supremacist’, and probably acts all taken aback when someone else uses the term in connection with him. That doesn’t change the fact that when he routinely does things like targeting undocumented migrants for abuse, denouncing BLM as a hate group, portraying Muslim immigrants as rapist terrorists out to destroy “western civilisation” etc - he is championing white supremacy. This is perfectly obvious to everyone with basic critical faculties - it’s even obvious to the many self described white supremacists who read Milo’s stuff and go to his talks, it’s what they like about him.

You may think that disavowing racism while making a living out of racist dog-whistling is awfully clever and edgy, it’s not. There is nothing interesting or intelligent about Milo or the shit-tier tabloid drivel he writes. It says a lot about the standard of “journalism” in that scene that this vacuous mediocrity has risen to prominence. 

While his whole ‘I can’t be racist because I like to sexually objectify black men’ argument is no doubt very convincing to your average alt-right goofball, antifascists and most other people see through it without much difficulty. Besides, even if we took the white supremacist dog whistling out, his open transphobia, islamophobia and misogyny more than justifies the attention that antifa will continue to offer him whenever he attempts to spread his vile ideas in public.

Just my thoughts on what happened with the Supergirl Cast

I ship Supercorp, and I 100% want nothing more than for Jeremy Jordan to get lost. But as I was watching, and rewatching, that entire monstrosity play out I started to pick up on something that I myself have experienced.

Peer-Pressure.

I experienced the receiving end when my entire theatre class joined in on a “No one likes you —-” and even when I was having a good time talking to my friends, one specific girl would always cut into my conversations and throw in a “no one likes you anyways”. Somehow she always got it in there, and people I thought were my friends would join in. Peer-Pressure. Now I would laugh along, act like it was a funny joke, but inside I was dying about it. It really hurt. But I knew that the majority didn’t think the same way that girl did; they just said it to join in on the joke because they saw me laughing and everyone else was doing it so why not?

Now, how this connects to Supergirl. Jeremy Jordan was the one singing it all. And when he brought up Lena and was saying that they (Lena and Kara) were really great friends, Katie began laughing, and Melissa started singing “My Girlfriend!” while Katie began making a praying kind of hand symbol. In this split second before asshat began to scream at the camera, you could see that they were being fun and lighthearted about SuperCorp. They were being pro-SuperCorp, and all was well in the world. Then Jeremy started screaming into the camera, and like almost anyone who is put into an uncomfortable situation, they all started joining in and laughing. It was obvious how uncomfortable the whole thing was for Katie and David, and maybe even others felt uncomfortable. But because of the reason that just stopping all of the “fun” in the middle of an interview to call out Jeremy for his bullshit would have looked SO AWKWARD, and who the hell wants to do that when look everyone else is having fun??? So they joined in and didn’t say anything even though they probably didn’t agree on the inside. All I’m saying is that we shouldn’t be so quick to condemn everyone in the cast (besides Jeremy fucking Jordan) and we should wait it out and see what happens. We probably won’t get an apology, but notice how Katie then went on to not so low-key defend SuperCorp by saying that the audience can take from it what they like, and Melissa joined in with a “Yea!” And the others were nodding awkwardly. They wanted to agree, but probably felt awful about what they had just done. I’m completely open to all sides of this fandom, Karamel, SuperCorp, Sanvers, etc etc… so if you would like to comment on this and let me know how you read into it, I would be so pleased to hear about it! I just felt that I had to express how I felt after that shit storm.

dr-paladiknight  asked:

Aaah your last meta about The Hug got me thinking - we have all these great analyses of Keith's body language but let's talk about Shiro's too!! From Allura's POV, you can totally see that Shiro has curled his whole upper body around Keith, and his head is tilted down, like he's kissing Keith's temple or whispering in his ear and Keith just leans into that touch, and they maintain eye contact even after they pull apart. It's SO loving and intimate, I'll never get tired of it. _(:3 」∠)_

Oh yeah of course! You’re right there really should be more on Shiro. Alright, so–before the hug starts, Shiro and Keith were already standing apart from the rest of the group. And they both look pretty solemn too. Keith especially looks really upset, so I imagine they might’ve been talking about something heavy before that. But then they both clasp hands and come together, and you can see all the tension in Keith just melt away. 

Shiro doesn’t even think twice before transitioning easily from the handshake into the hug, and Keith seems to know exactly what’s coming. So this must be something they’re both very familiar with. After all, Keith tells the Arusian “I don’t usually hug strangers.” But Shiro’s not a stranger, so he and Keith have probably done this plenty of times before. 

And being that Shiro is more tactile and usually the one reaching out, I’m pretty sure he knew that Keith really needed this. So much happened in BOM, and I guess the writers didn’t have enough time to really do a whole big followup about it. But after everything that came crashing down, viewers would want to know where they stand. And the hug is a quick and easy way to establish that Keith absolutely still has Shiro’s unconditional love and support. Keith was definitely the one who needed that hug, and Shiro was right there to comfort him. 

In all honesty, it’s probably very cathartic for Shiro to hold Keith like this too. I mean, the last time we saw Shiro embracing him, Keith was badly injured. Shiro thought he was actually dying. And Shiro’s first instinct is to hold him, as if clinging to him tight enough will keep him grounded and safe. And given that it seems Shiro does the shoulder touch thing more than Keith, we can infer that physical reassurances are vital to him. He’s a bit more open with physical contact than Keith, and so he’s more prone to seeking out support and offering comfort in a tactile manner. 

And you’re right, the way they turn and nestle closer to one another is just really sweet. And it honestly does look like a kiss and I’ll probably never get over that. But anyway, going by how Keith’s arm trails further down Shiro’s back, it looks like he tugged him closer. You never see Shiro’s face during any of this, but it’s obvious from his body language–and Keith’s facial expressions–that this is a very loving and tender, heartfelt moment. Their casual intimacy with one another demonstrates just how close they really are. Especially considering Keith’s somewhat touch averse behavior. 

And you know, the thing about Shiro and Allura that’s very interesting is this distance that’s established between them. Shiro is always facing away from her and everyone else–his gaze is for Keith and Keith alone. No matter what angle you catch him at, his back is always to the camera. This reinforces this idea that the hug is very much a private, intimate affair. 

Now, when they pull away from each other, you can see Keith is smiling. But then Allura catches his eye and she turns away–unnerved by how tender and affectionate a galra can be, torn by her own turmoil of warring emotions, looking almost guilty that she was caught clearly staring. And you can see Keith looks so crestfallen at that, so hurt by her rejection when she breaks eye contact. And yet, Shiro never even notices Allura. Even after Keith is no longer focused on Shiro, what’s Shiro doing? That’s right–he’s looking at Keith. Even though the moment has passed, it’s clear who has Shiro’s undivided attention. 

And actually, this kinda reminds me of that time when Shiro looks at Keith really fondly in Across the Universe. But then the Green lion shows up, and of course that grabs Keith’s attention right away. But for Shiro it just…doesn’t. He’s still looking at Keith for a split-second before actually glancing up to see what’s got him so shocked. So yeah, it seems like Keith just has a lot of Shiro’s attention. 

So yeah, I think you can still infer enough from Shiro’s body language to know that the hug was just as important to him. 

I get a little sad when I hear people going “Hunk is not fat, he’s muscular” because like…

Let’s just take a brief look at our beautiful boy here:

I like this shot, even though it’s technically everyone, because this nicely demonstrates both of the important things here. The important things here is: Hunk is both fat. and muscular. Absolutely. He has a soft tummy and big dang beefy arms. 

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Signs + Love (anime edition)

+ Just a post on signs confessing / how they react to their crush based off the shojo mangas and anime I’ve watched through my lifeless years. (that was a joke!)
P.S.
Girls: Moon and Venus
Boys: Sun and Mars
*Also dominant

Aries:

An Aries will most likely confess straight-forwardly, they’ll get angry but be okay with it when you tease them. Their hints are quite obvious when they like someone, they don’t like to play games unless the person they like is very shy. Will blurt out things without thinking and can cause them to blush. Very courageous, they don’t sugarcoat anything. If they tell you something or anything, they MEAN it. Around their crush they’ll be very playful and energetic. Most likely that anime character who always rubs the back of their neck and has a wide smile, also waves at their crush. They will show a lot of concern also, and will do anything for you, your health, and your security.

Taurus

A Taurus is very teasing and a prankster. They like to see the reactions out of their crush. Once they caught someone that interests them they won’t budge. Likes to annoy their crush and say the most weirdest things. Will sometimes take the challenge of poking your temper. It takes patience for a Taurus, they want to take things slow, because they want to see if you’ll be there for them no matter what they put you through. Can be playful flirts, and will be very stubborn with everything you say. Will most likely deny their feelings for you for a while. Can also keep things to themselves, so when they say something based off what they’ve gone through, or anything emotional this would be a big sign.

Gemini:

Hot and cold, they will be very confused about their feelings towards someone. They want to experience new things all the time, so if your relationship is just a routine then they won’t like it. Can be difficult to understand, so once they find someone who does they’ll end up falling for them. They’ll be very witty and will also be straight-forward with how they feel. Also like to learn new things, so if you rant about things you know and things you’ve discovered, or analyze things, they’ll find you very interesting. Sometimes they’ll rant about random things to their crush then sometimes they’ll end up distant. Can be very indecisive about their feelings as well so once they’ve made up their mind if they like you or not, their love attempts will be noticeable. Will look at you when you aren’t looking and act like you don’t exist but then they’ll start feeling warm inside.

Cancer:

Cancers don’t fall in love too easily, but when they do, they seek people who are nurturing and someone they can basically look up to. They want someone to text them if they’ve arrived home safely, or makes sure that they took their medicine while they’re sick. They’ll be quite shy to confess because they’ll be scared of rejection since they finally found home within their crush. They will act uncomfortable/nervous around their crush like if their blood pressure is rising up. Will plan a conversation in their head before talking to their crush, may kind of manipulate you in some type of way. But only manipulate you because they took interest in you.

Leo:

A Leo is confident with every little action they do. They’re needy and will probably be that one person who has muted everyone else’s contact besides yours (jokes). Their flirting is quite obvious, and no one could really question when a Leo likes you or not. Leo’s are loyal and will treat you higher than anybody else. Lots of spoiling even if their crush and a Leo aren’t official yet. Gets angry or starts raging when someone hurts or lays a finger on their crush. Very jealous and will deny it because of their pride. Very energetic and silly around their crush; their interest for somebody is so obvious that when they see their crush you can see their pupils enlarge. 

Virgo:

Cautious with those around them, and will observe every little detail about who they like. Will remember the little things, so when they bring it up, it means something. Straight-forward with their feelings, and it’s a possibility that they fall in love with people easily. They want someone who will help them improve and someone to be their perfect piece. They are also very picky with people, but sometimes it won’t really matter. Really cutesy and cliche. Flirts in a really sly way, where it’s a bit unnoticeable unless you already know how they act. Also quite confident, they will tell you they like you when they know it’s the perfect time to confess.

Libra:

Libras are known for being very flirtatious and bouncing from a person to another person, but once they have found true feelings for someone they’ll be very patient and understanding towards them. They aren’t prone to confessing or confessing much often to those they REALLY like, when they do so, it has whole meaning to it. They want someone they can stick to and experience a lot with, a stable relationship where the two will act like bestfriends. Will tease their crush and expect them to snap back. Can also be confusing but they just want someone who knows them well enough, someone who knows when something is wrong or when they’re acting different. The type of person to stay quiet in loving situations and start blushing. They’re all about love so any small affection will make them happy. Will act very talkative and smiley around their crush as well.

Scorpio:

Scorpios are intensively jealous and tense with their own feelings. They show their feelings in the most smallest ways. One of the signs who are very straight-forward about their feelings. Can be difficult, and will find ways to make sure it’s okay to trust you. Around their crush, they’ll give intense glares and there will be lots of staring. Very protective and caring. Scorpios are like puzzle pieces and people just have to figure them out in a strategical manner. They won’t rush into things, unless they don’t have true feelings for you. Patient and reserved in relationships. Sometimes can come off mean but that isn’t their true intention. In fact, you might notice when a Scorpio like you when they treat others differently/harshly and treat you in a better manner.

Sagittarius:

Flirty and free-loving, will definitely come off confident. They are in between being shy and being straight-forward. Will take their time to know you, and to fall for you. They also like to be charming and will tell their crush flirty jokes. Very playful and caring. A Sagittarius is very warm and comforting so sometimes it’ll be hard to know when they actually like you in any way. It’ll usually be a gut feeling with this sign. Can be very clumsy around their crush, and before they can state their in love with someone they’ll just want to have a fun relationship. Will be very talkative around their crush and start cracking up joke, and telling funny stories to bring a smile on someone they have feelings for.

Capricorn:

A Capricorn is known to be serious all the time, but once someone opens up their joking side it’s a whole new person under them. They’ll be straight-forward with who they feel but they’ll say it in a more proper way, like “I have caught interests in you.” They’ll take their relationships like if it were planned, and once they have taken interests it’ll be very slow and calming. There is no rush with a Capricorn. You’ll see a less serious side once you’ve got to know them, they like to make smart remarks and insult you in the most non hurtful way. But usually they are really smooth flirts, they know what they want and they plan on getting it. You only know when a Capricorn likes you is when they tell you.

Aquarius:

An Aquarius isn’t the type to reveal their feelings, they’re most likely to be in-denial. Can be difficult to understand, because they are very cautious to who’d they want to share their feelings with. It’ll be hard to communicate with them and have them open up about their private life. But once an Aquarius likes someone they are very considerate lovers. It’ll be hard to know when this sign likes someone, usually they would start off from being friends then slowly taking care of you, keeping you entertained, until you’ve finally reached to the point where they speak about their deep feelings. This signs takes patience and shouldn’t let their difficulty discourage you.

Pisces:

Pisces are very shy and nervous around the people they like. Apparently around their crush they can sometimes end up stuttering (source: a Pisces boy). Can be found shaking their leg too much around their crush, or will stare at them from across the room and space out in their direction. Will find the courage to ask small things about you. They blush a lot when shown affection, and will take a while and courage for them to confess their feelings. Hide their feelings a lot, but when they talk about something endlessly they really like you. They don’t want you to think they’re boring so they’ll start asking a lot of questions sometimes.

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MEDIUM SIZED TOWN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL - it’s the year 1985 - ENTER:

janet damita jo jackson
cute, shy, quiet, face of a baby angel, people call her damita jo to infantilize her. But no one actually fucks with her because her brother is the coolest kid in school and baby faced janet will stab you if you cross her, so they say. Hyperbole aside, ultimately much shrewder than she looks. Currently engaged in a longstanding feud alongside her brother with weird art kid Prince who hangs out under the bleachers. Also deals marijuana on the side but nothing serious

madonna louise “call me madonna” ciccone
the daughter of conservative parents who call her Louise although she tries to get everyone at school to call her madonna. stock evil hardcore Christian cheerleader who rats on everyone and feuds with everyone. Once reported Janet for her weed related activities even though she herself is basically - when she’s not leading Christian club or at cheerleading - budding kingpin of her own lucrative business dealing in a number of substances and paraphernalia. Obviously extremely ambitious.

mariah “no middle name and no nickname except mimi which whitney made up” carey
total and complete social climber. as a child was awkward and an outcast, but recently moved to town and wants to use this high school tabula rasa to reinvent herself as cool and popular; the only hitch is that she is neither. really a sweet girl but also dangerously manipulable. Case in point went to the spring dance with popular kid Will whom she has a crush on while also thinking this would boost her popularity but unbeknownst to her (and obvious to everyone else) she was attending as his beard

whitney “nippy to her closest friends and you probably aren’t one of them” houston
stud. Always in a sweatband and probably a tracksuit or a leather jacket or a dirty hoodie it doesn’t matter because she just has an aura about her. Admired by all - but only from afar. Resident heartbreaker. Whats more will break your heart then when you come up to her in the hallway she’ll be like “what’s your name again?” and make this exact face

Voltron fandom once again cannot do anything in moderation and I am a sea full of Salt™ right now so let’s go!

Do y'all know what development is? Do y'all realise that you can’t jump from point A to point D without going through B and C? Why is all the meta I see about the scene where Lance comes to talk in Keith’s room so polarising? It’s either “Keith did great they love each other time to get married!!1!!1!1” or “Keith fucked that one up BAD and ruined poor baby Lance uwu” and like????? It’s neither of those things?????

It’s somewhere in the middle.

Look, Keith is learning. Keith isn’t a people person and a big part of his development is understanding and sympathising with others more. We saw him struggle with this in s1ep4 when Pidge wanted to leave. Keith didn’t show any empathy for her cause. In s2ep11 he does better with Hunk. It’s not perfect, and he’s a little impatient with his “I said will you be alright?” But it’s enough to calm Hunk down enough to get the job done. And when the job is done, he gives Hunk a verbal pat on the back for pulling through.

In s3ep4 Keith goes to talk to Allura knowing she’s upset about the comet. He tries to reassure her that they did the right thing (granted, it doesn’t really work but at that point she has every reason to be worried about the comet in Lotor’s hands so like…there’s not much to cheer up about really).

The thing is, Lance is tricky. Lance’s insecurities are tricky. Lance’s relationship with Keith is tricky. Lance is good at understanding people, which is why he successfully navigates their tricky relationship to support Keith throughout the season. He’s good at that.

Keith, however, is not so good at that. He doesn’t really get this stuff when it’s not so obvious. Hunk’s anxiety in the weblum had an obvious cause, Allura’s upset had an obvious cause, but Lance’s insecurities don’t have an obvious cause, especially considering it’s probably clear to everyone else (Keith included) that Lance has his place in the team. So when Lance came to talk, Keith wasn’t really sure where this is coming from or how to deal with it. And I for one think that’s partly why Lance came to him at all. Lance knew Keith wouldn’t just say what he thought Lance wanted to hear.

And Keith didn’t say what Lance wanted to hear. He said what he thought was appropriate but he misjudged and Lance left the room in no better state than he came in. Keith saw this and made a last ditch effort to cheer Lance up, hence the teasing. His body language in that shot is warm and open. His arms aren’t crossed, he’s smiling, and his chest is facing Lance. He isn’t talking down at Lance, he’s presenting himself as a friend. 

And Lance sees this effort for what it is. He knows that Keith is trying to cheer him up and I think he genuinely appreciates the effort. Keith may not have provided the reassurance he sought but he cared enough to attempt to cheer him up and I think that means something to Lance.

I don’t think that’s an “all better” smile. I don’t think it’s a forced “hide the pain” smile either. To me, that smile says,

“Thanks for trying, buddy.”

THINK TO ME, LIKE LOVERS DO –  3.4k


“Come on, Derek, just let us in, okay? We can’t help you if you don’t let us in!”

Scott banged on the loft door again, the metallic clank echoing around the spacious room, but Derek did not get up to open it. Instead he stayed pressed against the wall of windows, as far away as he could possibly get.

“How would that possibly help, Scott?” he called back. “The closer you are, the worse it gets!”

Even from this distance he could still hear whispers, brushing up against his mind, thankfully indistinct enough to be ignored for the moment. Earlier, in the sorcerer’s lair, the voices had been loud and persistent and completely inescapable at close range. This was better. Obviously it wasn’t a perfect solution, but at least he was no longer hearing things he didn’t want to hear.

Normally, Derek liked to think of himself as a cautious person. Maybe not in all aspects of his life, but on the whole Derek prefered to think before he acted and thereby not act in stupid ways. So what the hell he had been thinking toying with unidentified magical artefacts found in the home of the malicious sorcerer they had spent a week tracking down and eliminating, he couldn’t say. Judging by the suddenly-audible thoughts of everyone around him in the moment the pendant had started glowing and whistling, he hadn’t been thinking at all.

So now here he was, behind the locked door of his loft, hiding from anyone and everyone whose mind he might involuntarily invade. Because that was his luck.

“We need to figure out what exactly is going on,” Scott argued in that annoyingly reasonable tone of his. “If Deaton can determine what curse it is—if it’s even a curse! It might not be! But if he can do that, then he can work on reversing it. But he can’t do that from all the way out here.”

Derek gritted his teeth against a snarl. He didn’t want to be within a mile of anyone else right now. He didn’t want to hear what other people thought of him; he had long had his suspicions on that matter, and the last thing he needed was confirmation of those depressing facts. But Scott had a point. If he didn’t want to live the rest of his miserable life as an unwilling telepath, Deaton was his best shot.

“Fine,” he bit out. “But for the love of all that is holy, Scott, try to keep your mind off Allison.

The mental images Derek had from the ten seconds between the onset of the curse and when everyone else had realized what was happening had scarred him for life.

With every step he took toward the door, the voice in Derek’s ear got that much louder, strangely light and insubstantial in a way that was hard to define but made it obvious even without seeing Scott’s closed mouth that the words weren’t being spoken out loud.

I don’t think about Allison that much, do I? Just because her hair smells good and she was wearing that shirt today with the — like the blue one better, it makes her look like — probably stay over at her place tonight if her dad doesn’t try to shoot me again — need to take milk home to mom, though, don’t forget —

Derek yanked open the door and immediately backed away, hoping that even a few feet would make the thoughts less demanding. He was thoroughly caught off guard to see Deaton standing quietly at Scott’s side; he couldn’t hear a single thought from the man. When Derek turned his attention on him, he just got a very strong impression of a brick wall.

Deaton smiled that cryptic little smile of his, like he was the one reading minds now.

“A mental block,” he said. “A technique for shielding the mind, perfected through years of practice and meditation.”

“Like Occlumency?” Derek asked.

“Not unlike it,” Deaton said easily. “Sadly, not something that can be picked up by novices in a few hours.”

Well, there went his last hope.

Derek let himself be tugged down onto his own couch by Deaton and sent up a prayer of thanks when Scott took the hint to not crowd him. That didn’t stop him from catching stray thoughts— really should get some curtains or something, this place is depressing — smells like sad in here, god, I hate chemosignals —but it was better than a constant deluge of them.

There was some poking and prodding, some following the light exercises, and some sort of obscure, extrasensory magical goings-on before Deaton sat back with another almost-reassuring smile.

“It’s not a permanent spell,” he said, “nor a complex one. However, it is one that requires the source to be destroyed.”

“The source?” Derek asked. “The sorcerer is already dead. Why am I still being subjected to this?”

“By source, I mean the artefact in which the curse was contained,” Deaton clarified. “Luckily, we have the artefact on hand. Now it’s only a matter of destroying it.”

“How long should that take?” Scott asked.

“Shouldn’t be long,” Deaton said, standing up and dusting off his lab coat. “A week or two at the most.”

“A week or two?” Derek repeated, horrified.

Don’t know why he’s so upset by that, we go weeks without seeing him anyway — kind of a hermit, honestly — oh god, he can hear me, can’t he, fuck —

“It’ll be fine,” Scott said bracingly, and Derek had a strong urge to punch him in the face. Luckily, Scott seemed to sense it and started hastily backing up toward the door, thumbing over his shoulder. “Deaton will get you fixed up in no time! In the meantime, I’ll just get out of your hair.”

“Please do,” Derek muttered.

The silence, when Scott and Deaton were gone and the door shut firmly behind them, seemed emptier than it usually did, but Derek was grateful for it nonetheless.

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This is probably very obvious to everyone else, but it just clicked for me, so…

The Angry Identitarian Left is the way it is, in part, because its practices are optimized specifically for college campus activism

Within a university, the world is controlled by a nigh-omnipotent authority.  If you are a student, it is probable that the authority basically likes you and wants you to succeed; even if the administrators find you annoying, they fundamentally regard you as community members who should be receiving a good education, not as vermin or monsters or fifth-columnists.  If you are a leftist or liberal, it is probable that the authority basically shares your fundamental values; the administrators are basically you, thirty years down the pike.  But the authority is lazy and venal and (especially) worried about disruptions and embarrassments.  By default, you will be denied a lot of the political things you want, because that’s the easiest and cheapest thing, because the most convenient way to keep donors happy usually involves sweeping problems under the rug and not shelling out money. 

Under these circumstances, the most flexible strategic plan seems to involve a two-pronged social assault, with the prongs consisting of “moral suasion” and “extortion.”  You speak with as much holiness and self-righteousness as you can muster, in hopes that you can guilt the administrators into acknowledging the merit of your points, which has a good chance of working because deep down the administrators probably do see the merit of your points.  (They really, genuinely don’t want to be racist or sexist either!)  And you make yourself as annoying and obstreperous as you can, with the implicit promise that you’ll stop as soon as you get what you want, in hopes that appeasing you becomes the easy way out. 

There’s not much to be gained by persuading anyone of anything, or by looking to compromise with anyone, because there’s not really any principled opposition with whom to engage.  There’s also no real downside to using nasty rhetoric and dirty tactics.  In the wider world, that shit causes people to hate and fear you, it alienates potential allies and cements the resolve of your enemies…but within the college, you have no genuine enemies and you don’t have much use for allies.  All that matters is whether you can break through the sloth and self-interestedness of the decision-makers. 

I’ve been thinking about this a lot so have some unnecessary BMC analysis~

Honestly? The Squip got itself deactivated on purpose at the Halloween party, and set Jeremy up to have a terrible night.

Hear me out- we know from the whole Eminem shirt thing that the Squip can predict almost anything, so don’t you think it would have known that putting Jeremy and Chloe in a compromising position in Jake’s parents’ room would lead to disaster? And it certainly made Jeremy drink on purpose to get deactivated, that’s just obvious. 

I also have a sneaking suspicion it knew that Jeremy would run into the Michael-occupied bathroom and have their blowout fight, alienating Michael further. And I’ll bet my left shoe that it wanted Christine to reject Jeremy again.

Why, you may ask? Because the Squip wanted Jeremy to be isolated as possible and to feel like he needed it to get anywhere in life (that was also the whole point of the “everything about you is so terrible/…but if you listen to me…” thing). 

As we can probably all tell, the Squip didn’t actually care about helping Jeremy, but rather was just programmed to spread other Squips into the population. To do that, it needed Jeremy to feel helpless and worthless enough to obey its every command without question.  It also tried as hard as it could to make Michael stop caring about Jeremy so he wouldn’t be able to get his hands on Mountain Dew Red, and the only reason that didn’t work is because Mr. Heere intervened.

Did everyone else already know this and do I feel proud about figuring out something obvious? Maybe, but I’m sharing this anyway.

How To Tell If A Zodiac Sign Likes You

(Moon and Venus sign also comes into play)

Aries: Makes it obvious, flirts with you, hugs and touches you a lot, compliments you, may get a bit possessive/jealous. They will probably tell you. 

Taurus: Will takes things slowly, wants to know more about you, will catch them looking at you/they will look away, uses their manners around you, treats you differently from everyone else, wants to be in your personal space, is genuinely caring for you.

Gemini: Is nervous yet witty at the same time when talking to you, has mischievous look in their eye when they look at you, talks about their intelligence to/around you, may send mixed signals.

Cancer: Is very shy, stares at you a lot with a loving look, has a hard time speaking with you, will give you presents, wants to spend time with you, won’t tell you they like you until you tell them.

Leo: Will give you their attention, become very physical with you, will make you feel like you’re a king/queen, stares at you, shows off around you/tries to impress you.

Virgo: Does little things for you, helps you when then can, is shy/nervous around you, compliments you, avoids eye contact/limited eye contact, subtlety is their approach.

Libra: Flirts with you, plays hard to get, asks about your love life, is clingy with you, will try to have friendly arguments with you, is romantic/old fashioned, will tell you you’re beautiful/handsome.

Scorpio: Acts really nervous and shy around you, makes frequent intense eye contact, see intensity/passion in their eyes, tries to be more physically close to you, asks other people about you, stalks you, shows up where you usually are, silently gets jealous when you talk to someone else.

Sagittarius: Very clear whether they do like you or not, will chase you, will try to contact you, gives you fiery looks, tries to make you laugh, talks about philosophical ideas with you, asks about your future plans.

Capricorn:  Invites you places to go with them, gives you hugs, smiles at you, looks in your eyes as you’re talking, asks who you want to be, shows off their intelligence/talents, talks about their future and how you could fit in it.

Aquarius: Talks to you as often as possible, asks you about yourself and you opinions, has deep intellectual conversations with you, starts copying your actions, gets into your interests, starts appearing where you are.

Pisces: Waits for you to notice/talk to them, makes a lot of eye contact, is very sweet/romantic, does things for you, is very caring and sincere, drops hints through their actions/words, is very sensitive to your words and what you say to them.

Upon rewatching the Pirates movies, I think I realized what they were going for (and this is probably something really obvious that everyone else got ages ago, and I’m an idiot for only now putting it all together): Will and Elizabeth were supposed to be the version of Davy Jones and Calypso that actually would have worked.

Like, Elizabeth is also as harsh and untameable as the sea. But you can bet that on the days that Will can actually make port, Elizabeth is going to be on land to be there for him. Unlike Calypso.

And unlike Davy Jones, Will isn’t cruel and will actually do the job of ferrying souls lost at sea.

My Thoughts on Bughead’s Emotional Intimacy/Vulnerability

With Each Other and With Others

From episode 1x01 - 1x10

Both Betty and Jughead have issues with letting themselves be comfortable with emotional intimacy. However, as the season continues and as their relationship evolves, Betty and Jughead gradually become more comfortable in letting themselves be more emotionally vulnerable with each other.

Buckle up because this gets kind of long. More under the cut. 

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Keep The Monsters Away

Pairing: Chris Evans x Reader
Words:  1242
Requested by Anonymous:  Could you possible write a one-shot with Chris Evans x reader and the cast of civil war spending time together watching a horror movie in one of the cast members hotel room. The reader is best friends with Anthony Mackie so he likes messing with her and scaring her. Reader had a crush on Chris and Sebastian and Anthony (and whoever) plot to get them together by making Chris and reader sit next to each other or something like that. Thanks love!! 

A/N: Please do not post any of my writing on any other site.


          “This is a terrible idea,” you grumbled when you walked into Anthony’s hotel room, “How did I let you talk me into this, Mackey?”

           “Because you love me,” Anthony said.

           You rolled your eyes, “What’s gonna happen if I have nightmares?” you asked, “What are you going to do then?” Anthony had invited all of the “Avengers” to his hotel room to watch horror movies since you had a night off from filming and everything.

           “They aren’t so bad,” Anthony said, “You’ll be fine.”

           You grumbled again, going to the bed to sit against the headboard, “Fine, but I get the good seat.”

           Anthony smirked, “Have at it.”

           You sat and waited for the others to show up. When Sebastian got there, you saw him and Anthony whispering about something. You had no idea what they were up to, but you had a feeling it was something.

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thejokesterearth3alive  asked:

If you are still talking fic suggestions how is this: Chloentte with Chloe in deep denial about being gay, but everyone except Marinette can see it?

i got carried away again oops

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“Jesus, you think it’s possible for Chloe to flirt with Adrien any harder?”

Nino winced as he watched Chloe twirl a lock of hair between her fingers and bat her lashes as she leaned against Adrien’s study table in the library. Adrien was doing his best to ignore her as much as he could, but Chloe’s hand was half covering his maths textbook and she wasn’t really leaving any room for Adrien to block her out. “It’s almost sad to watch,” Nino agreed. “Like she has absolutely no shame about it. Poor Adrien.”

“Should we rescue him?” Alya asked. 

“And try to take on that little monster? No thank you. I’m staying right here. Adrien’s handled her before, he’s a big boy.” Nino poked Marinette in the side with his elbow. “What’s the miracle you’re not running over to break that up? Last time Chloe was flirting with Adrien you practically leaped across the desks to interrupt them.”

Marinette shrugged and kept reading her novel for literature class. “Not worth it.”

“Seriously?” Alya snorted. “This coming from the girl who stayed on the phone with me for like an hour complaining about Chloe trying to steal the love of your life away.”

“Yeah,” Marinette laughed. “That’s definitely not a concern anymore.”

“Why?”

Marinette blinked and looked between her two friends. “Wait…you guys don’t see it?”

Alya blinked. “See what?”

“Are you serious?” Marinette exclaimed. “It’s so obvious!”

“What’s obvious?” Nino asked. “The fact that she’s an overdramatic gremlin?”

Marinette snorted in disbelief and shut her book. “Guys. Chloe is gay as shit.”

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