tony's ramblings

ALEX DOESN'T SHOOT HIMSELF

I feel like a fucking idiot because someone just explained to me that Alex doesn’t shoot himself, Tyler shoots him! That’s why Tyler had a gun and that’s why he takes Alex’s picture down from the series of pictures he had hung up. He’s killing them in order.

before people start attempting to drag tony for his line in the spider-man: homecoming trailer: “if you’re nothing without the suit than you shouldn’t have it” by saying something along the lines of “says the guy who’s nothing without his suit”

remember iron man 3. tony is still iron man without the suit. tony is the genius who built the suit in a goddamn cave. he’s doing good and worried about peter. he’s afraid peter will get hurt and trying to prevent that from happening. tony is honestly, one of marvel’s best superheroes and really doesn’t deserve the hate he receives.

“omg Tony is so ready to risk some kid’s life for his own petty agenda he didn’t even think about how young Peter is or how impressionable and he was ready to let a teenager get killed - “

Tony: don’t do anything I would do. or wouldn’t do. Don’t do anything. Just be safe.

Tony: I’m giving you this suit to help you win fights

Tony: stick to low level stuff. Let us more experienced heroes deal with the bigger criminals and disasters

Tony: you put yourself and others at risk you’re grounded

Tony: I want you to be better than me

In class today, someone didn’t understand a problem I heard them say “I’m gonna be the next Hannah Baker. Welcome to your tape, Mr. ___”

And I am internally screaming !! How could that possibly be what people took away from this show?

The Topmodel AU I hadn’t realised I need

Kicking this AU Weekend (more infos here) off early because I’ll go on a trip later today and won’t be back until Saturday evening, so most of my posts will have to wait until Sunday&Monday (yes, I’m counting Easter Monday as part of the weekend, sue me). So let’s just talk about my Topmodel!AU headcanon for a sec, shall we? 

Not gonna lie, I came up with this ten minutes ago, so expect lots of incoherent rambling.

Alright, so. Tony is nineteen, just finished his master degree and determined to piss his father off as much as possible–a dangerous combination that ends with him signing up for the next topmodel casting instead of starting to work for SI like Howard wants. He didn’t really expect to make it through, he’s too short to be a model, damn it, and he really doesn’t appreciate Rhodey howling with laughter. But his father’s expression when he learns of it is so worth it.

And well, Tony is good with cameras, alright? He’s confident, knows how to put on a show, and suddenly those abilities aren’t just a necessity, they’re actually really helpful. He moves into a house with the other models (though having to give up his phone and being cut off from the internet is hell, seriously, how do regular people survive this?). 

He makes friends with some of the other models, a pretty redhead named Pepper who walks in heels like she was born to be on the catwalk, the sharp-tongued Maria who doesn’t appear to be interested by anything–she doesn’t even blink when they get to shoot a short clip with famous actor Steve Rogers, Tony is convinced she’s secretly a cyborg–and Clint who, by virtue of being the only boy, immediately becomes Tony’s new best friend.

The judges can be harsh in their critic, but their trainer Bruce is an absolute sweetheart. Also the first time Natasha Romanov compliments Tony on the expressiveness in his photo shot is a world-altering experience. 

Sometimes being locked into a house with so many people can be a bit much though. That’s when Tony sneaks into the kitchen at two AM, just to get some time for himself. Which is how he meets Bucky. Well, he doesn’t meet him that way, Bucky is a camera man on the crew after all, and he’s always around. But sharing a sandwich in the middle of the night is a different kind of knowing, okay?

There’s also the fact that Tony may or may not have a tiny little crush on the guy–Bucky is attractive and witty and has this super secret ability of stalking them all day with a camera and not making it weird, and also his abs, really, Tony’s never had a chance. So. There may be a bit of flirting involved in their midnight meets.

Which is not a problem, Tony flirts with everyone, it’s his thing. His bisexuality isn’t a secret either, in fact the fans are shipping ‘Clony’ very insistently. And though that’s just a terrible ship name–Tony tells the interviewer as much–he and Clint do like to play it up a little, just for fun. The problem is, Bucky isn’t shy about flirting back, and as it turns out, that’s something Tony’s brilliant brain can’t handle. 

What also turns into a bit of a problem is that Tony isn’t exactly subtle, no matter how hard he tries to hide his crush. There’s a lot of blushing and stuttering involved for one, and that’s just plain awkward. Tony doesn’t blush, alright, especially not when someone calls him cute. He’s not cute. He’s hot. He’s handsome. But not cute. And the way Bucky smiles and nods at him indulgently isn’t fair at all.

Then, there’s the week eight incident. The sexy shoot. Yeah. Let’s just not talk about that. [Everyone is talking about it. Clint and Pepper refuse to shut up about it. And Tony knows he did well, that his photo was the best of that week, but it’s still embarrassing because he knows he was throwing that smoldering look straight at Bucky–and who had placed him behind their photographer, damn it–and it’s just weird.]

Maria leaves them at the end of week nine and Tony resolutely refuses to cry. It’s part of the show, he’s known that from the start, and it’s not like he’ll never see her again. Which is what he very insistently tells Bucky who just as insistently convinces Tony to drink the hot comfort chocolate he’s smuggled in from Starbucks.

“I can’t do this,” Tony tells him, stares sadly into his half-empty cup. “I’m not supposed to be a model, I can’t be a model, what am I even doing here?”

“Tony,“ Bucky interrupts the beginnings of his panic attack, voice serious. “I’ve seen you out there, you love being a model. You love being on that stage, you own it. Look, take it from someone who’s been filming at this show for three seasons, you’ve got talent. You’re improving every week. And it’s true that that’s not the only thing it takes, model business is tough. Not everyone can handle that, but I don’t have any doubts that you could.”

“You think so?” Tony asks and hates how hopeful he sounds. Because this was supposed to be joke, a way to annoy his father, he wasn’t supposed to care about this.

“I do,” Bucky nods, then smirks. “You’ve got the ‘bitch please’ attitude down already too.” To which Tony sniffs derisively. Somehow the night ends with both of them laughing, and when Tony returns to his room, Clint sends him a knowing look.

“What?”

“You know what.”

“No I don’t.”

“Yes you really do.”

“Fuck you.”

“Love you too.”

“You’re in love with him, aren’t you?” Rhodey asks two minutes after his arrival. Tony is too overwhelmed by his surprise visit to even bother denying it. 

“Oh, Tony,” Rhodey sighs, pulls him into a hug, and Tony melts. He’s missed this, missed it so much. Clint is a great guy, but he refuses to cuddle Tony the way Rhodey does. To be fair, nobody cuddles Tony like Rhodey does but that shouldn’t stop his friends from trying. “Now, tell me about that almost-porno-photo shooting I keep hearing so much about.”

Tony squeaks in mortification.

Clint leaves them at the end of that week, and this time Tony does cry. He’d deny it but the bastard took pictures. Actually, who are we kidding, he still denies it.

Paradoxically, with the house becoming more and more empty, Tony ends up spending more and more time with Bucky. It felt crowded and overwhelming in the beginning, but now the silence is bothering him. He’s already dreading going back to his tiny little flat or worse, his parents’ mansion.

By now Tony’s crush on Bucky is common knowledge, basically. Pepper keeps making not at all subtle comments, the rest of the filming crew constantly hang around in hopes of catching the first kiss, there are jokes and knowing smirks–and Tony is getting sick of it all.

He gets it, alright? Bucky has shown no interest in him–isn’t even allowed to have interest in him–and really the man can’t be that obvious. Clearly is kindly sparing Tony the embarrassment of being rejected in front of an audience. Tony appreciates that. And he’s trying hard not to make things awkward, but he can’t help his feelings, so if everyone else could just cut it out, he’d really appreciate it.

In the end, Tony makes it into the top five. He’s got talent, Natasha and Fury of all people assure him off that, but he’s also had a bad week and his picture just wasn’t as good as those of the other participants. So, Tony packs his bags, says goodbye to everyone, resists the urge to kiss Bucky just for the fuck of it, and flies back home. He doesn’t cry. He’s too numb.

Not until he’s in the privacy of his own home at least, where the stress, the excitement, the weight of those last few incredible weeks finally catches up with him. It seems like such a waste suddenly, such an embarrassment, and god, he’s a failure, he’s never going to leave his apartment ever again.

He does. Rhodey makes sure of it. Makes sure to remind him that this is not in fact the end of the world because Rhodey is sadly a very rational person who’s far too used to Tony’s dramatics.

“You’re not gonna give up on something you want, Tony,” Rhodey tells him one night. “It’s not your style.”

He turns out to be right.

Tony doesn’t want to work for SI, not right now at least. Because he genuinely liked modelling, and he doesn’t- he wants to give this a shot. He’s young, he’s got lots of time to argue with boring, old board members later. He starts looking for shootings instead, takes a job here and there. Looks up a couple of offers he gets because of his surprising popularity on the show too. (He honestly didn’t expect so many people to follow him on Instagram, what the hell?)

By the time the live finals roll around, Tony is excited again. Excited to see the other models one last time, excited to walk on that stage one last time, just excited. There are a lot of hugs and tears at their reunion, lots of things to catch up on.

When Tony walks down the catwalk on the night of the finals, with all the other models who’ve been part of the show, he wears a beautiful, glittering, evening gown, murderously high heels and the worlds most brilliant smile–because Tony Stark never does things half-way. (Tony Stark never passes up an opportunity to give Howard an aneurysm.)

He asks Bucky out that night. Bucky gapes at him, blurts out, “Don’t you already have a boyfriend? That Rhodey guy?”, causes everyone in their vincity to groan in annoyance and disbelief.

“Seriously?” Pepper glares–and wow, that’s a terrifying sight. “I’ve watched the two of you pining after each other for three months, if you don’t kiss and make up right now I’m gonna stab you with my heels!”

And that is the story of how Clint got to twitter a picture of Tony’s and Bucky’s first kiss, hashtagged #IdbeheartbrokenifIdidntshipit #Sorryclonyfans. 

ALRIGHT FOLKS I WENT TO THE NERD SHOP AGAIN

AND AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS I GOT THIS BOOK

IT’S TONY TALKING TO YOU ABOUT HIS LIFE AND HIS PAST AND SHIT AND IT COMES WITH ALL THESE LITTLE EXTRAS OH MAN

HIS FUCKIN MIT DEGREE DUDE NICE PROUD OF YOU TONY

LOOK AT THIS. FUCKIN. SAFETY PROCEDURE FOR FLYING OUT OF A GODDAMN PLANE

AN INVITATION TO AN AVENGERS NEW YEARS PARTY YES SEE YOU THERE

BLUEPRINTS. BLUEPRINTS OF THE ARC REACTOR AND ARMOUR. I’M SO ALIVE.

IT’S A POPOUT DIAGRAM

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE LETTER FROM BRUCE TO TONY THAT GETS MORE AGGRESSIVE

AIM APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT. THE QUESTIONNAIRE. ‘I HAVE CONQUERED SMALL NATIONS Y/N. I HAVE VISITED ALTERNATE DIMENSIONS Y/N.’

AUTOGRAPHED TONY PICTURE SWEET THANKS TONES

LOOK AT THESE DORKY PHOTOS I’M SO BLESSED

I feel like we’re always talking about Tony being bad with emotions but like
  • give me Rhodey I’m-gonna-hug-you-and-drink-a-beer-with-you-but-if-you-start-talking-emotional-issues-I-gotta-suit-I’m-not-afraid-to-flee-in Rhodes
  • give me Natasha shoot-at-your-problems-until-you’re-sure-they’re-dead-than-cut-off-their-head-just-in-case Romanov
  • give me Clint I’ll-turn-everything-into-a-joke-to-avoid-a-honest-conversation-even-if-it-kills-me Barton
  • give me Bruce You-wanna-talk-about-feelings-take-it-to-the-Hulk Banner
  • give me Steve Listen-we-can-talk-about-anything-but-if-it-involves-feelings-I’ll-throw-myself-out-of-this-plane-parachutes-are-overrated-anyways Rogers
  • give me Thor I-totally-just-happen-to-shortcut-every-phone-when-you-mention-anything-deep-and-substantial-on-accident-and-could-you-explain-that-toaster-to-me-one-more-time-I’m-confused-about-the-single-button-I-have-to-press

Just give me Tony as a reasonably well-adjusted person for once, someone who is secure in his relationships and his own worth. And give me everyone else as, well. As themselves.

I’m laughing guys @thatoboekid realised Tony fans and Steve fans are like version 2.0 of dog people and cat people and just

“This is Steve Rogers aka Captain America he died for his country and the power of patriotism brought him back he has super strength, super durability and super morality and all he wants is to keep his Winter Boyfriend safe and happy.”

“This is Tony he has anxiety and we love him”

Someone please write me a fic where Person A is a hockey player that rents/plays/practices at the same rink as an elite figure skating school that Person B attends and the hockey team and the figure skaters are always arguing about time slots and hating each other but Person A and Person B fall in love and it becomes like Romeo and Juliet On Ice™

More thoughts about the Dragon AU

I’ve been thinking about this AU a lot today because of the prompt I wrote and apparently I just can’t stop talking about it so here we go: 

One thing I’ve pictured about this ‘verse from the start is that there is no such thing as a half-dragon. It doesn’t matter whether your parents were two dragons, one dragon and one human or one dragon and one fae/siren/any other species existing in this AU. The child will ALWAYS be a full dragon because the gene is dominant. 

The closest thing to a half-dragon in this ‘verse are actually Bucky and Steve, because they are humans who’s DNA has been artificially mixed with that of a dragon, but even they are not distinguishable from born dragons and count essentially as full dragons. The transition was so painful for them because the dragon DNA basically destroyed the parts of their DNA that made them human…not a fun procedure. 

The main difference between born dragons and Steve and Bucky is that they ‘learned’ how to ‘be’ a dragon from humans. They do not correctly understand many of their instincts (like the mind link or the fact that Tony is a dragon) because while they get the information from their senses, they don’t know how to interpret them.

I’ve also realised that being a dragon actually works really well with Bucky’s backstory. Think about it, the reason why he broke part of his conditioning when fighting Steve was that he considered Steve part of his Treasure–hurting him goes against his every instinct (unless in defence of another Treasure). The wiping suppressed his memories but it didn’t destroy them, subconsciously his dragon would have recognised Steve as his Treasure and would have rejected the conditioning.

Not that the brainwashing was just gone, but he was literally unable to carry HYDRA’s command out, no matter how often and strong they wiped him because his memories weren’t the problem, his nature was.

His instinctive mind link with Tony would have probably formed around the time he assassinated the Starks. Because he observed them for a couple of days, and without even realising his dragon nature recognised them and formed a link to the only alive person (which is natural for dragons, the link is usually cut after a short acknowledgment but of course Bucky didn’t even know he’d formed one and Tony had been somewhere between drunk and very drunk because his parents were dead).

Yup, that’s all I’ve got from Bucky’s background story right now. Any thoughts?

Oh! Happy Story time!

So a couple nights ago, my brother and I got together with a couple of His Friends for trivia night. We’ve done this a few times now and it’s always a lot of fun. We all get along real well. This last Thursday, I double booked my night and planned to go karaoke at a bar with a couple of My Friends. Once trivia ended, I said I was heading out and my brother and His Friends were like “Oh, fun! We love karaoke. Mind if we come hear you for a song or two?”

I came out to my brother back in November and he handled it like a pro, but I had decided to keep it between us for now. Business as usual! Anyway, I very quickly told everyone that A) I’m trans, B) My name is Toni, and C) everyone at the bar we were heading to knows me by that name.

These two handled it like champs and very quickly made the name change, no questions asked. We met up with My Friends, made introductions, had some drinks, sang some songs, and hung out for an extra 4 hours.

It was a great experience and really reassuring. I’m so aware how lucky I am to have the people that I do in my life.

3

For @isamaegreenleaf…reader is a Stark as requested. Enjoy!

Y/N crept quietly around the tower. From what she could tell, the invasion her father had been warning her about was happening right now. She had recognized Dr. Selvig, but he seemed off somehow. He hadn’t even seen her. She honestly had no idea what was going on. The only thing she knew was that her dad wanted her out of sight of the fight.

“I could totally help,” she mumbled to herself.
“Mr. Stark wants me to tell you he can hear you,” JARVIS spoke to her from her watch.
She rolled her eyes. “Well dad, I totally could.”

Y/N craned her neck around the corner. Seeing no one else around, she straightened her posture. She ruffled her hair and walked over to the bar. She reached over the counter for a bottle. As she opened it, Y/N took off her watch.

“Well, this is a surprise.”

Y/N spun around to see Loki. The only reason she had known it was him was because of the video she had seen of Steve fighting him in Germany. She hadn’t expected him to look all too different from that footage. She swallowed, forcing a smile.

“I could say the same thing about you,” she stated, “You’re in my home, after all.”
You live here?” he asked with a cocked eyebrow, “Does my brother have a friend he forgot to mention?”
“Do you think your brother stupid enough to say everything?” she countered.

Loki smiled. He slowly made his way closer to Y/N. For some odd and frustrating reason, Y/N didn’t move a single muscle. She didn’t even step back into the bar. There was something about his eyes that held her interest. She just couldn’t pinpoint it.

“My brother is many things,” he whispered, “yours, however, he is not.”
She arched a brow. “Oh? And what makes you so sure?”
The man smirked, reaching his hand toward her. “He isn’t here, is he?”

Just before he was going to run his fingers through her hair, he stopped. Keeping his gaze, he lowered his hand without it ever having made contact with her. Part of her almost felt a loss without his touch. Y/N could hardly think, and it was driving her crazy.

“Tell me,” he continued to coo, “What is your name?”
“Y-Y/N,” she muttered.
He gave her a genuine smile. “Quite a lovely name.”

Y/N remained silent. She gulped again as she knit her brows. If she wasn’t mistaken, it appeared he was moving closer to her. He seemed to be slowly entering her space…and she was letting him.

A large explosion from outside managed to bring her back to the present circumstance. It had pulled her so much so that she actually looked out of the large windows. Instinctively, however, her gaze returned to seeking Loki’s.

He was gone.

Just as timely, her father slowed to a stop inside the tower. His face conveyed his worry. He hurried over to her.

“Are you okay? What did he do?” Tony rambled, “Where is he? Are you okay?”
Y/N started to nod. “Dad, I’m fine. Do I look hurt?”
Tony scanned his daughter. “No…He didn’t touch you with his scepter did he?”
She knit her brows. “No. He didn’t touch me at all. How’d you know he was here?”
“JARVIS sent the silent stress signal,” he paused, “Come on. I’m getting you out of here.”

Y/N didn’t bother to resist. She knew she wouldn’t be of much help now anyway. There was something about Loki that caused her senses to overload. She tried to focus as her dad led her to a safer place.

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Ok but Steve coming back post cw and finding Tony thriving because that’s what tont does. He thrives he’s a survivor nothing has ever stopped him and the pain Steve caused him wasn’t going to be the first thing to get in his way.

Their interactions are short and professional at the beginning Tony isn’t mad at Steve anymore but he knows he can’t bring himself to trust the man ever again or at least not any time soon.

But Steve came take dealing with press tony with something hollow he wants his Tony back the one he’s bicker with and argue. The Tony that would argue with him and push him and challenged him he at least expected Tony to be mad at him something but all he gets is polite and professional Tony and it’s just soul crushing to be indifferent to Tony.

So he confronts Tony about it he pushed Tonys buttons until he gets a reaction Tony screams and yells. Like “what do you want me to do steve!? Tell you how much you hurt me!? How broken you left me? How alone and empty I was!? No you don’t get to have that. You don’t get to have my pain!” Because he doesn’t Steve doesn’t deserve to see him broken hurt and weak because he’s better than that he worked hard to get better.

But after the yelling match they end up falling into bed together and it’s intense and to much and not enough at the same time. Steve fucks into Tony like the first time and Tony moans his name over and over again his blunt nails digging into his shoulders leaving marks that are going to fade away and after sex Steve wants to snuggle or spoon or something but Tony slips out of bed and gets dressed and when Steve asks why Tony gives him a sad smile as he fixes his tie and is like “You made your choice that night Steve. This was just a nicer goodbye.”