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the use of diamonds in endless summer: a rant

as someone who’s played through endless summer without spending literally one (1) diamond—a lot of the enjoyment that comes from playing the game is saturated by the desire to spend diamonds in order to get a happy (or happier) ending. the book is no longer reliant on the player’s actions to produce an good outcome, but instead on how much money the player has rolling around in their bank account at the time. it’s… not good.

this got really long (WARNING: this is super fucking long (by super fucking long i mean +1,500 words long, so super fucking long), i was fueled by rage and pretty much nothing else), so i had to split it into parts. yeah.

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Keep being strong

Keep being PROUD 

[NEWS] Kai - 170510 Korepo News: "News from the final shooting of WOWOW's drama 'Spring Has Come' starring Kai (EXO)! Also, a comment from Kai!"

“In Japan, Korea, China, and all across Asia, the top group that has garnered so much popularity is none other than EXO. EXO’s member Kai will be starring in his first Japanese drama. Kai’s being cast in the leading role was a big thing for WOWOW, and just the other day the filming for ‘Spring Has Come’ concluded.

During the filming, Kai had to juggle many things, from speaking Japanese, to meeting with Japanese staff and costars, and adjusting to staying in Japan for extended periods of time. Alongside all of this, Kai had to travel overseas to perform with EXO, making the whole experience without a doubt very tiring.

Despite all of that, he never once showed any signs of frustration or stress, but in fact always smiled and created a calm atmosphere. In addition to that, Kai spent his free time wisely by using it to study Japanese. It was clear that he was making progress with each passing day.

From the camera crew to costars and Japanese staff, Kai would speak to them in Japanese. As the lead star he made sure to actively communicate with others, which created a polite and honest atmosphere. He elevated the morale both on and off camera.

The last filming location was on Korea’s southernmost island, Jeju. When the staff said, ‘OK. This is the last ahooting with Kai,’ Kai’s face lit up with a smile as he bowed his head countless times. He also made a white flower promise with supervisor Kawai Hayato and spoke in Japanese, ‘I will miss you. I will miss you,’ he said from the bottom of his heart, reluctant to part ways. Everyday was full of joy and happiness, ‘I want to come back here again tomorrow’, he expressed his gratitude. Lastly, his costars and staff all celebrated the completion of his filming. Even whilst at the filming location, the famous Kai went to each of the staff individually to thank them, ‘Thank you very much’, he said.

Kai’s Comment

‘The filming is complete. I am very sad right now, and allthe things that happened during that time are still rushing around in my head. Filming in Japan and two locations in Jeju was very fun and I had agreat time.

The memories I made with my costars and the rest of the staff, as well as the locations and scenes, will forever be with me. Appearing in my first Japanese drama was very special to me, and I hope that through this drama everyone will be able to see all of the hard work I put into it.

Please look forward to Ji-won and Kai and give WOWOW a lot of support. Thank you very much.’”

Credit: translation,, Source: Korepo.

anonymous asked:

Hold it, hp is about disability rights? I get the classism and a little of the gay (lupin is kinda a metaphor of aids, some think, right?) But i dont get the disability part. I dont remember any disabilited characters (omg i forgot how to spell disability) and i really like that sort of thing because im constantly looking for rep for myself

even though it isn’t canon, luna is pretty obviously autistic, and i’m pretty sure the whole segment with Filch trying to learn how to use magic because he was a squib was about, y’know, squibs being considered less in the magical community for not having magic. that’s a pretty clear disability theme imo. like, it’s not very good representation-wise and i wish more time had been spent on it, but harry potter is fundamentally about protecting those who are seen of as lesser in society


MCU The Winter Soldier x Star Wars TFA AU


Name: FN-2187 FINN
Callsign: Captain America
Age: 29
Weapon: Vibranium shield
Abilities/Powers: Combat strategy, tactics, martial arts, survival, field command, marksmanship, espionage, geometry, public speaking, enhanced physiology (strength, reflexes, speed, durability, healing)


“I know I’m asking a lot. But the price of freedom is high. It always has been. And it’s a price I’m willing to pay.

And if I’m the only one, then so be it. But I’m willing to bet I’m not.


Finn - Rey - Poe - Kylo - Hux - Leia - Phasma - Han - BB-8

Rest of the series here (x)

“You always pass failure on the way to success.” -  Mickey Rooney

Failure is inevitable if we are to succeed in life. Unfortunately, many people do not know how to overcome failure, and they are stopped by it when they encounter one. The ability to overcome failure is one big difference between successful and mediocre people. After all, we should pass failure on the way to success, so it is the ability to pass it that makes the difference between those who eventually reach success and those who don’t.

So, knowing that overcoming failure is essential, what should we do? Here are some tips to help you overcome failure:

1. Rise up and don’t regret; you have spent your time wisely

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

When we fail, we might be tempted to think that we have wasted our time and thus regret it. But that’s should not be the case. The fact that you have done something is much better than doing nothing. Many people who despise persons who fail never do anything themselves. Rise up and move on. The regret lies not in doing, but in not doing.

2. Understand that failure is there to bring you wisdom

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.
William Saroyan

Failure is there not without a reason. It’s there to give you the wisdom you need to succeed. Each failure you encounter increases your wisdom and brings you one step closer to success. If you have this mindset, you will see failure differently. You will see each failure as an opportunity to learn.

3. Learn as much as possible from the failure

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein

While failure brings you wisdom, how much wisdom you will get depends entirely on your ability to harvest it. So don’t waste the opportunity to learn; harvest wisdom as much as possible from the failure. If you fail to do this, you may waste a lot of time by repeating the same mistakes in the future.

4. Don’t give up; maybe you are only one step away from success

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison

The thought of giving up is tempting, especially when we have failed over and over again. But who knows that maybe you are only one step away from success? Will you waste the long journey you have passed when you are already so close to your destination?

So hold on tight and don’t give up. Thomas Edison failed thousands of times to perfect the light bulb. Heknew what it means not to give up.

5. Maintain your enthusiasm

Not only you should keep on trying, you should also do it with the same level of enthusiasm as when you first began. Otherwise your subsequent effort will have less and less power.

So how do you maintain enthusiasm? One good way is by realizing that you are now one step closer to success thanks to the lessons you learn. There’s no reason not to be enthusiastic when you are getting closer to success. Another way is to keep your mind on the destination, which brings us to the next point.

6. Keep dreaming big dreams

Always have your destination in mind; keep dreaming your big dreams. Spend time to visualize them and let the dreams energize you. Let them make you passionate and enthusiastic. Once you cease dreaming, soon you will also lose your energy and be back to mediocrity. To overcome all the obstacles you encounter you always need a greater why, and that why is provided by your dreams.

7. Keep your confidence in yourself

Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Belva Davis

Keep your confidence in yourself despite the failure. Of course, you need to put a lot of effort and learn as much as possible from the failure, but you have the ability to make your dream come true. Many people who achieve great undertakings have no special trait. They are just ordinary people with extraordinary attitude. Let’s be one of them.

“Polly! That’s called a “stepladder”! C'mon!”

“ …A stepladder? How is that different from a regular ladder then?” 


There really isn’t a lot of Hylink out there, is there? I didn’t really know how to end this one. I had it planned up to a certain point, and then just kept writing until I approached what seemed like a place to end this oneshot. Enjoy!

Hylink (First Link / Hylia)

Pre- “Canon” Hyrule Historia

Word Count: 2355

The guardian of the world and deity worshiped by its people, Hylia the Goddess of the light, seldom had more than a few minutes of time to herself between her work. Absolutely devoted to the health and flourish of her world and its people, the Goddess rarely had time for herself. When she could spare a few minutes of her time, however, she spent it wisely. In the evenings that she had off, after a day of intense fortification of the army and bringing good fortune to the world through her blessings, she would make her way to the spring in the woods of Faron and watch the sunset. And beside her would be Link.

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Crazy KH Theory

Something random has been bugging me throughout the entire kingdom hearts series, but i fogured yknow what. If Xemnas can turn out to be the 3o year old version of Apprentice Xehanort who is the merger of Terra and Master Xehanort and people had the crack theory a long time ago that that was true because Xemnas/Apprentice/Terra all looked a like then WHY NOT give a spin onto a crazy theory I’ve always had

and also if Time Travel is the new important thing in the KH series then why not try to explain that too

In posit that Luxord, the actual dude who has Time powers,

 is the dude who’s allowing the org 13′s Time travelling to happen throughout the series

he himself is a time traveler, mysterious but playful in his nature to see how everything would play out, but thus far has a very small role in the story that we have witnessed so far

where did he time travel to originally though? THE PRESENT.

yes, Luxord is from the past, and as such due to KH time travel rules of “there must be a version of you wherever you time travel to”

the version of Luxord that exists in the present is this guy:

and my proof is compare every detail of these faces and tell me theyre not the same person but just young and old versions

they have the same ear shape/lines, the same nose, the same brow bridge, the same eyebrows, the same hairlines heck they even have the same beard style!

the only thing thats different is aethestic choices, Ansem Wise has longer/whiter hair and luxord has ear piercings

other than that is eye color, but eye color changes for all sorts of reasons in kh series, esp from blue to yellow colors

not only that is the parallel between Master and Apprentice, the fact that research into the Hearts of beings and Darkness and everything was started by ANSEM. Terranort/Apprentice merely follows in his footsteps!

So where did Ansem get the urge to delve into these secret knowledge of Worlds? He’s not related to Xehanort in any way (before meeting him/making apprentices)

my theory is that Luxord’s Somebody is the original Person here way back in the past, who knows what his actual name is. He became a Nobody on his own and was picked up by MX originally, making his name Luxord, and his time travelling powers, specifically being able to go back in time as well as forward allow MX to do the things he did, Luxord merely being an unimportant pawn throughout his time as a Nobody, 


after being killed by Sora as Luxord, he was sent back to his origins as canon states, except his origins were in the Past because he had time travelled, so he poofed back, became his original, who then woke up with no memory because of the nature of how travelling to the future works in KH, Young Xehanort states that once he returns to the past from the future he’ll have no memory of his actions in DDD and was mentored to them by his future self

but just like Terranort, he’ll have lingering inaccessable memories that will drive him towards the path his future self set for him, he’ll wonder what it is that he did or where he went

so it makes sense that so would Luxord’s somebody, his nature driving him to research and understand the nature of hearts, nobodies and heartless, wanting to understand what is was that happened to him in the first place

and just like how his 6 apprentinces would then become nobodies in a research related accident, I like to think that that was how Luxord originally came to exist as well in the past, Luxord’s somebody researched things he wanted to know, and became a nobody on accident

Luxord would be from Ansem the Wises past self made into a nobody who travelled to the future, and Ansem the Wise would have no memory of the time spent as Luxord because upon being “unNobodied” he would be reborn in the time and place where he first became a nobody, in the past, with no conscious memory of his time travel, so it explains why in the present (KH2 present anyway) they have no meaning or interaction with eachother

as for the names, and why Luord doesn’t anagram to something like Ansem via normal Nobody naming patterns, Luxord would be named before the pattern would exist, as well as Ansem could be a taken name from somebody with amnesia half remembering an event, mirroring his amnesiac’s fusion apprentice calling himself Xehanort when really it’s Terra/Xehanort

and people calling themselves Ansem when theyre not Ansem is a pattern with everyone except the “original” Ansem, so why not make it a pattern even with the original Ansem? and the name “Ansem” then has a circouitous original like the last name English in Homestuck, no true origin, just a loop of existence

fitting because the name Ansem anagrams itself to “Names”, as if the name itself know it’s just a placeholder name meant to decieve that many have used

just like Xehanort anagrams to No Heart and Another, tying its connections to Xehanorts being the force behind a lot of the Heartless and Nobody stuff


NOT TO MENTION, that Luxord’s rank in the organization, is never called by its non roman numeral, he is always called “Rank X” and is placed in the tenth slot as X means ten, but if any member of MX’s X club was gonna be doing something fucky, its the guy who is literally Rank X

anonymous asked:

Speaking of Tom Swift. I don't think Alan Moore thinks too highly of him. I just finished Nemo: Heart Of Ice (which is a spinoff of League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and Swift (spelt Swyfte to avoid copyright infringement) is a thoroughly unlikable character.

Jean Luc Godard once said that the only way to critique a movie is by making another movie.

That said, I have a hard time seeing how Alan Moore got the idea that Tom Swift was an arrogant egotist. I have no idea where this characterization came from. In the stories I’ve read, Tom Swift, if anything, seemed downright underconfident. He deferred a lot to older authority figures like his parents or Wakefield Damon, he often hesitated before taking certain actions. In fact, the number one thing I remember from these stories is that there were just endless scenes of Tom Swift getting pep talks about courage from a wise Dad. I spent the majority of my time reading Tom Swift stories waiting for him to cowboy up, and do the big boy stuff he’s gotta do.

If you wanted to make Tom Swift unsavory or vaguely villainous, a more logical “in character” way to do it is to make him a dupe of smarter, more Machiavellian evil people who are exploiting Tom for his genius, and who manipulate him by flattering his need for a wise father figure to listen to.

Alan Moore has a tendency to do commentary on a character that never existed. For example, I have absolutely no idea what his Supergirl commentary character Suprema is making fun of, because Supergirl never had a prudish, snotty, catty personality (hell, she had tons of boyfriends), Supergirl was always tough and strong-willed and smart and was never a Gidget-esque ditz who chased after teen idols and used words like “dreamy,” and heck, while we’re at it, she was never even a teenager for all that long: she was enrolled in college as early as 1964. Supergirl was a grown woman in her 20s with a career for the majority of her existence. The worst part is that because of Suprema, this became the canon interpretation of classic Supergirl for close to a decade (for instance, witness Peter David’s revival of Kara Zor-El, where she lived in Disneyland and said “golly”).

It’s interesting, one of the text stories in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen featured John Carter of Mars as a Gaston-esque alpha dog who had disdain for his descendant Randolph Carter for failing at his standards of masculinity. I remember being incredibly disturbed by this, because this characterization didn’t ring false! Everyone is an asshole or if you catch us on the right day. Still, I do vastly prefer the take in L. Sprague de Camp’s Sir Harold of Zodanga stories where they said that John Carter’s greatest skill wasn’t in swordfighting but in diplomacy and politics, getting sworn enemies to make peace and fight alongside each other.

kickthepj themed ask list!

kickthepj week is coming to an end and im really sad about it i’ve seen a lot of asks before but i haven’t seen any of pj so here’s a list of every question i could squeeze out of my brain box (also feel free to send me one ;) )

kickthepj: what are you most known for? your trademark?

pjthekick: do you have any ideas or concepts that you haven’t gone through with (yet)? any ideas that came out and didn’t think worthy to present formally?

pj liguori: what kind of “maker” are you?

peej: how did you earn your favorite (or least favorite) nickname?

PJ’s favorite’s playlist: what’s your favorite video lol

fuzzwald: what are five things/traits annoy you the most in other people?

forever train: what things do you want to last forever? what things do you wish to stop?

oscar’s hotel: favorite kickthepj character and why?

HAIR AND BRIMSTONE: have you ever had a bad haircut? what did it look like?

bloom: what do you find beautiful? what makes it beautiful?

wiggles the clown: what is your type of humor? your favorite joke? what makes you laugh the hardest?

MODERN ART: what is art to you? what’s the difference between art and not art? what’s your favorite work of art?

PJ, PLANET KID: if you could travel anywhere in the universe, where would you go and why? 

JETPACK BACKPACK: what is the best thing you’ve ever purchased? what is the worst thing you’ve ever purchased?

Slurp: what is your favorite type of beverage? why? 

bug in a rug: what have you spent the most on; time-wise, money-wise, or effort-wise?

the “strange” series: what’s the weirdest ways you’ve procrastinated? do you still do that?

the “lullaby” series: when was the latest you stayed up? why? what made you go sleep?

FANTASTIC MONSTER TAG: what kind of fantastic monsters live around you? what are their good sides and what are their bad sides?

THINGS I ALMOST SAID ON TWITTER: if you have any drafts on social media, what are some weird things that are in your drafts? if not, what are some weird things you’ve thought of but never said out loud? 

the “sea” saga: where do you love to go to the most? what does it do for you and why? 

WRITER’S BLOCK: what do you do to get your creative power back? how do you solve the writer’s block? 

Party Nightmare: what’s the worst party experience you’ve had? the best? 

feel free to add on if you feel like i missed anything!

Favourite Big Brother! (Sherlock X Baby Brother!Reader)

Characters: Sherlock X Baby Brother! Reader

Universe: Sherlock

Warnings: Bit of blood, upset toddles


Request: Do you mind if I Request a SherlockxBabyBrotherMaleReader? The MR is 2-3 years old, really shy, almost deaf (he needs hearing-aids) and he cant walk properly on his own (like he have to be carried). Mycroft left the MR is Sherlocks care for the weekend (John helps him too) but Sherlock kind of upsets him and he cries non-stop and nothing works at some point he injured himself and then fluff! If not possible please tell! Im sorry for bothering you with it! Wish you nice weekend!

Originally posted by the-cutest-shoes

Mycroft and Sherlock had a little brother. A VERY little brother, called Y/N. You were a surprise on the Holmes family, but loved all the same. You were 2 and still mastering walking, but you didn’t mind being carried. Also you’re two older brothers were very protective of you since you were so little and you also had trouble hearing. You got checked up at the hospital and they found out you had lost most of your hearing, but since you were so young, you needed special made hearing aids, and since yours were broken you were waiting for your new ones to arrive.

Your parents had left you in the care of your eldest brother Mycroft for a few weeks while they went on a cruise. Unfortunately he had to leave the country for the weekend, so he had no choice but to leave you with Sherlock.

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kyrieleandra1  asked:

romance headcanons for main 4 + goatparents+ mtt learning that their s/o is poly and which would try to set their s/o up with someone they'll both like?


- Hey, he’s chill. For the most part. Listen, he never thought he’d be able to have a singular successful relationship, so to add another partner to the mix is…well, a little bit stressful. He’s pretty cool about it, though.

- He’s gotta know how any potential partners you bring up sit with Papyrus. If they don’t get along with his brother he’s not gonna be very apt on giving them a chance.

- He might be okay with trying to set you guy’s up on a triple-date or whatever, though getting a three people booth at Grillby’s might be kinda hard. Don’t let him set up a date at Grillby’s. You’re trying to get this person to like you & having your boyfriend guzzle ketchup straight from the bottle on the first date might not be a real clincher.


- He’s confused at first, but definitely into it. More date-mates just means more love to share & take part in!! He’d be the one to try & set you up with another/more partners. Of course he has no worries that you’ll all get along in the long run, after all–he has good taste, & you have good taste (because you’re dating him, aren’t you?), so if this person is into your or him (or both) obviously they’ll have good taste too! & ultimately date you both!! Because you’re both good things…to taste?? You know what he means.

- He pulls the same moves on them that he used on you when he was first trying to figure out basic courtship rituals. Chocolates, bouquets of fancy roses, maybe a love poem or two. A lotta cheesy, silly stuff to try & test the waters/ease them into the idea of joining your relationship as another partner.

- He insists that the first date you all have together take place at home, where he can cook them a fancy dinner. He’s convinced that having a familiar setting around would ultimately increase his chances of a successful date, as he’d be used to the terrain & could use it to his advantage. He could show them his collection of MTT-Brand action figures!! Everyone loves sexy robots!!!


- She’s a little bit iffy about it. She was so pumped to be the one dating you, that having to share makes it feel like a competition. Not that she doesn’t love the chance to show chumps just how quickly she can kick their asses–but when it comes to dating, it’s just…different.

- If she met someone she thought you’d both like, she’d definitely try to introduce you all to each other. She’d go through all this trouble to pre-plan a surprise date for all three of you, but that fact that neither of you know each other would probably make the whole thing blow up in her face. It was a nice thought, though.

- After she gets more comfortable with the idea, she’s all for it. More than one date-mate means more people she can carry around & show off to! Don’t be surprised if she throws you onto her back for a piggy-ride, then sweeps your other partner into her arms before taking off at the speed of light. Her carrying you both around becomes the new norm pretty fast.


- The idea is kind of nerve-wracking for her. Finding out that you like her enough to date her was a definite plus, but finding out that you want to add another partner to your relationship makes her really nervous. What if they don’t like her? What if she doesn’t like them? What if you like them more than her? There’s a lot that she’s worried about.

- She’d offer to try to find a suitable partner for you both, but her way of “meeting” someone would probably be by putting up a profile on one of the UnderNet’s dating sites. It uh…doesn’t go well, to put it lightly. Think of a romcom montage where you go through a series of bad dates. Finally, she just gives up & leaves it all to you.

- Having more than one partner is actually really nice for her confidence. She adores having group anime nights with you both, having long, thought out talks about your interests & hopes for the future, going out on group dates–it all makes her feel like she really is worth having something good in her life, especially if you both like her as much as she likes you.


- It certainly is a new prospect for her. She’s very old-fashioned, but loves exploring new ideas & options, so she’s not opposed to it in the slightest. Besides, there are many new people that you could meet, surely there’s someone out there that you’d both like!

- Of course she’d love to try to introduce you to someone, but sometimes she accidentally jumps the gun & doesn’t think all of her options through. Plus, she can be really stubborn, so if you don’t like the person, or you two just don’t click, you’ll have to keep reminding her to get it through her thick skull. She keeps trying, though, which is the thing that counts the most.

- After you’ve found a partner suitable for the both of you, she does whatever she can to include you both in your day-to-day activities. Cooking, bug hunting, exploring, reading together, whatever you can imagine, she’ll find a way to get you both into it.


- Oh! He’s…unsure of how to handle it. He’s even more old-fashioned than Toriel, so having more than one partner is definitely an exciting experience for him. He’d need a lot of teaching & explanation on how to handle the relationship before you actually bring in a new partner, it’s just all so new to him.

- Even with his inexperience, he’s willing to give it a try. He’ll try to find you both a partner at least once or twice, though it’s not a very subtle tactic, as he’ll just point at someone fairly attractive & say “How about them?” Real smooth, Asgore. After a while, he just gives up & leaves it all to you.

- Dating you both is actually very nice for him. Having company is good for his lonely SOUL, so he tends to stick around at least one of you for most of the time. Sometimes he can get a little bit overworked nerve-wise though, as he’s spent so much time alone previously, so that’s when he needs some solitude. But other than those brief moments, he’ll keep you both as close as possible.


- It’s absolutely no problem for him. He’s got hoards of fans, darling, you really think having more than one partner would be a challenge for him? Nonsense, he’s all for it! He uh…kind of sees having more than one partner like having “groupies” hang around him while keeping one primary partner, so that’s something you’ll definitely have to explain.

- After he finally actually gets it, he’s very excited to try to find you both a partner or two to bring into the mix. He’d love to find someone you’d like too, so he actually sends out a call to all his fans to interview them. It’s…it’s a really bad, humiliating experience, & it’s not until you finally have to confront him & explain that what he’s doing is wrong & manipulative that he finally gives in & leaves it all to you. He just gets in over his head sometimes.

- Actually meeting & talking with the partner you introduce to him finally helps him understand what a poly relationship really is. He settles into it nicely, drowning you both in gifts & constant praise to show his appreciation for you both. Showing both of you off as his partners is his pride & joy, & it’s overall a very happy, loving relationship, despite the rocky start.

Awake or Asleep

Day 3: Awake / Dreams
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Summary: Sleepless nights are best spent together. Sometimes she didn’t even notice if she was awake or asleep, considering how nice it felt and the words exchanged.

It wasn’t that they bumped into each other during all of their nights of insomnia, but recently, she had to admit that their encounters were becoming more and more frequent as time passed.

It started when she found him in the kitchen. She had been working on her computer as usual and had gotten thirsty enough to leave her data for a few minutes to go get something to drink. It was late on the sleeping schedule they have settled and she wasn’t expecting someone to be awake besides herself.

But there he was, the leader of the paladins, leaning on a cupboard, crossing his arms and looking at the emptiness.

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BLACKHILL MEME: [5/5] Tropes → Near Death Experience

Natasha Romanoff usually shrugged in the face of death. It was like seeing an old friend: from time to time death randomly returned into her life, saw how she was doing, they flirted a little bit, sometimes even stayed a while, but each time they eventually went their separate ways. She had never been afraid of death, after so many years of acquaintance it would only be fair if at some point death came for her and decided to stay with her forever.

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anonymous asked:

awakening companions reacting to the warden commander asking them to look after a lost child while they find the child's parent(s)

Nathaniel: Is a bit shocked for a moment, but then kneels down beside the child and says, “It’s going to be okay. I’m going to keep you safe until my commander finds your parents.” He tries to keep them entertained however he can, usually by telling them a story or gently singing to them, like he remembers his mother liked to do when they were very young. 

Anders: He shrugs, and then pulls out Ser Pounce-a-lot. Nobody can resist that cute cuddly face. The child then spends most of the time playing with the kitten, though when they see that Anders is a mage, they ask if he can show them. “Well…alright. Since you asked so nicely, and since Ser Pounce-a-lot seems to like you.” He then spends the rest of their time together making the child giggle or gasp whenever he casts a little spell for them.

Sigrun: Oh she’s delighted. “Of course I can look after this little cutie! I’m Sigrun, it’s nice to meet you. I’ll be keeping you safe, okay?” She’ll get creative in keeping them entertained, and will play lots of make-believe games with them. She’ll be the fearsome dragon they need to slay, or they’ll be the merchant and she’ll come and buy something from their market. She loves playing these games, and the time flies by for both of them.

Oghren: He’s a bit miffed he can’t come along and join in the action, but he’ll do as asked. The kid looks at him in confusion for a bit, and then seems to be very fascination by his long beard. They tug on it playfully, and Oghren grunts. “I get enough of that from my own little tucker, haven’t you kids seen a beard before?” When the child seems to be losing interest, Oghren pulls out a new toy he’d noticed in the marketplace, and he spends the rest of the time entertaining the child with it. 

Justice: Is rather intimidated. “Are you sure this is wise? I have…memories of Kristoff’s time spent with children, but I do not think it best for me to be left to guard one.” When he still has to look after the child, he sits passively for a few minutes until the child comes up and begins to pester him with questions. He answers as best he can, and even likens the child’s behaviour to that of a spirit of Curiosity. That thought makes it easier to deal with the time together. 

Velanna: Sighs at the assignment and protests as best she can, but resigns herself to it anyway. She had dealt with children before in her clan, and if the child is an elf then it is much easier for her to do. She makes herself comfortable and brings the child over to her. “Now, I have many stories I can tell you. I was to be a Keeper- I have knowledge of many tales and songs passed down through my clan. What story would you like to hear?”