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Confession Time- Prompt Batch

Anonymous Asked: “Hey! Do you happen to have any prompts for two old friends who bicker a lot and are just discovering they have feelings for each other? You know, typical rivals to lovers trope… Plus an awkward confession, if it isn’t too much? Thank you in advance! I love your blog a lot!”

Anonymous Asked: “Hi, could you please write a hitman/spy guy trying to apologize to the girl he had to give to the hitman boss and also trying confess his love for her?”

I’ve gotten several other requests that partially included confessions as well, so I figured I’d tackle them all here.

Different confession prompts:

As an apology:

1. “Look, I know this doesn’t make up for anything, but… I did it for you. So you’d be safe. Because I… care about you. A lot.”

2. “I know this isn’t the best time, but I thought you deserved to know: I… I love you. I have for… Longer than I can remember.”

3. “I didn’t have a choice. They never give me a choice. I could either let the one I love die-that’s you, by the way-or they’d… They’d go after your family.”

4. “Even if you can never forgive me, you deserve to know the truth. You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Frustrated:

5. “No, I won’t calm down! You almost died, and I can’t lose you! … Not you. Please, not you.”

6. “Don’t you get it? I-I’ve tried to tell you, so many times, but it’s like you aren’t listening!”

7. “Why? Because I love you, okay? Because I. Love. You.”

8. “Please, just think about this! If you do this, you could die! I can’t lose someone else that I-”

Awkwardly: (Popular request,)

9. “I-You know I’m not good at this stuff. Words, and junk. But… You’re important. To me.”

10. “We need to talk. About something important. I… I l… I love your face. And the stuff in it. and around it. Just you, in general.”

11. “So, the thing is-you know how we weren’t even friends? But then, you know, we were? Are? So…. What if I don’t want to be friends anymore? Not that I want to go back to hating you, more like… I want to start… Dating you.”

12. “We should date. For science. Because I like science. And you.”

13. “If I kissed you, would you punch me? Because I want to kiss you, but not if you’re going to punch me.”

Over-the-top Romantic:

14. “The thing is, it’s you, okay? It has always been you, for as long as I can remember. And even if you never feel the same, that won’t change.”

15. “I will always choose you. Every day. Every time. No matter what. Because I love you that much.”

16. “I’ll sing it, if I have to. Shout it from the rooftops. Whatever it takes to make you believe it.”

17. “When I look at you, I see something I haven’t seen in a long time: A future. But only if you want it.”

As A Goodbye:

18. “I know this is too little, too late, but you deserve to know.”

19. “We’ll see each other again, right? I still need to spend the rest of my life telling you how much I love you.”

20. “Shhh. Everything’s okay now, my love. I mean-No. No, that is what I mean.”

~I hope these help!~

Enrique’s recommended cartoon list

The Amazing World of Gumball

A love letter to animation through and through! Using CGI, traditional animation, flash, stop motion, puppets, clay animation, among others, a show solely created to exploit and push the possibilities this wonderful medium offers, with top-notch tongue-in-cheek humor alongside more slapstick one, that can make you feel when itself to do so in ways that never feel manipulative, the best from both Europe and America.

Courage the Cowardly Dog

Like Gumball, another love letter to animation, but with the added bonus that it’s also a love letter to classic horror films; very surreal, experimental at times, with a writing that can take you anywhere, from scaring the shit out of you, leave you uneasy, leave you uncomfortable, to just downright bittersweet feelings that never once feel forced or hamfisted, the only Cartoon Network show that has ever been nominated to an Oscar. 

Ed, Edd & Eddy

It’s surreal as fuck and it captures the feel of the old, golden era shows from the 30′s and 40′s, plus it has the best ending of a cartoon I’ve ever seen.

Harvey Beaks

It’s cute, it’s uniquely animated, it’s chock full of great characters, and it will constantly remind you of how great it was being a kid; plus, it has the thirstiest, gayest fucking bunny rabbit you’ll ever see, and you will love every second of his appearances. It’s the purest cartoon you’ll ever get to see!

King of the Hill

Relatable characters, relatable storylines, absurd situations that nevertheless always feel real enough, an MC that couldn’t be more different than us, and yet we one way or the other end up identifying with, one fo the very few adult cartoons that don’t have to rely on violence or sex to convey a mature feeling.

Star vs the Forces of Evil

Basically, america taking the magical girls genre from Japan, and just doing it right. The animation goes to shit around mid-season 1, but it recovers in season 2, the writing, however, just improves. One of the very few shows to pull off romance right, and with a constant knack at game-changing events after each season, a true example of how to do overarching plots that actually respect the audience. 

Rick and Morty

Basically everything Futurama ever wanted to be: A love letter to sci fi, with dark yet compelling storylines that are always fun as fuck, fundamentally broken characters that continually evolve without losing their essences, gracious violence, lack of reliance on tired tropes, and surprisingly emotional moments that never feel out of place nor forced. 

Golan the Insatiable.

Uniquely animated, with a very bizarre, borderline ADHD writing that nonetheless always keeps it entertaining, a pity it’s so short.

Samurai Jack

While the current season is the best animated series I’ve ever seen period, the older seasons are just a great, if much more lighthearted and a bit unfocused (mostly due to the old setup of stand-alone episodes), and while it’s true you can watch the new episodes without watching the older ones, as the season has been designed to be enjoyed like that, you can get a much better view of Jack and his current struggles by knowing what he already went through and how he used to tackle his old challenges, which makes the new ones much more striking.

Edit: Having finished season 5, I must say, the first half is still the best animated series I’ve seen period, the second, however, now belongs in the mentions with an *.

Wander Over Yonder

The closest we got to a return of the old slapstick-era cartoons of the golden age, at first a bit superficial, but as the series progresses you learn to love all of its characters, which all go through their own character arcs, alongside a big overarching plot that spans the entire second season, with an excellent ending worthy of its legacy. 

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

An everpresent dark humor that never takes itself too seriously, broken unlikable characters you will learn to love, a constant improvement in the animation as the show moves forward, an expanded secondary cast that help bring a breath of fresh air to the formula, and just plain awesome movies and crossovers. 

Clarence

A completely slice of life show that just works! Sure, the MC can get annoying, and the first season relies too heavily on gross-out humor, but from the second season the show finds its footing, with characters that are just filled with personality, settings that vary from mundane to just complete bizarre and yet always feel like part of the same universe, and plots that just serve to remind you how it felt to be a kid. Plus, there’s a teacher character that’s completely broken, and yet she always ends up being the most competent character of them all!

And finally, special mentions with a big asterisk:

The Loud House

At its core, it’s a great, unique show with a diverse cast of characters and an interesting animation that while simplistic, has a ton of charm, and when its properly exploited, is fun as hell, but sadly, more often that not it falls into old, tired tropes, making it a frustrating chore to watch, and so far those episodes outnumber the good ones, so it’s still a mixed bag.

Gravity Falls

Everyone and their mom will tell you this is the greatest cartoon ever made, but once you disregard the “muh deepest lore” and “muh mysteries”, it kinda falls apart, mainly due to an overfocus on the first MC, Dipper, heavily distracting from most of the lore in many episodes, the complete flanderization of the second MC, Mabel, originally a great character with tons of charm that eventually devolves into a selfish bastard that never learns from her mistakes or faces consequences for her actions, and finally, a lackluster second half of the final season that kinda throws away all the build-up lore and mysteries. 

Phineas and Ferb

Great songs, great characters, very creative settings, and a fucking Top Gear’s trio cameo! But man if the formula just gets old, some of the songs are just god-awful, and many neat concepts and characters get terribly underused in favor of the same old tropes. Plus the simplistic designs of the main characters tend to clash a lot with the more polished ones found in later seasons. 

anonymous asked:

Namjoon, sorry if the question seems weird but... how big are you? Like compared to a normal human? I'm just curios

nj: i guess, compared to human proportions, i’m not that much bigger? i’m way bigger than jimin, though he hates when i point it out..

jm, offscreen: namjoon i swear to your fellow gods if you use my head as an armrest again i will bite your holy hand off

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My Name On Your Lips - feelslikefire - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
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By Organization for Transformative Works

Yuuri Katsuki has been betrothed to the High King’s son, Victor, since he was just a child; furthermore, as an omega, he’s forbidden from practicing magic in combat. For years, he’s been able to put off the former because the Prince was traveling abroad, and gotten around the latter by practicing with his mentor in secret.

Now Victor Nikiforov has finally returned home, and Yuuri is being summoned to the capital for their wedding. He needs a plan to put off marriage long enough to find a way to break the betrothal, while keeping his practicing from being discovered.

If only the Prince didn’t have other ideas.

(Or, the swords-and-sorcery arranged marriage AU. Updates weekly.)


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My Comment: Fantastically long and fantastically written. This is the Omegaverse, but it’s super long and plotty, and the o’verse elements are almost secondary to the story. (Though yes, you do get a fabulous bonding sex scene, complete with rainstorm, later in the story. Woo-hoo!) There’s even some social commentary within the story - mostly centering on whether or not omegas should be allowed in combat situations. It’s plots like that which make the Omegaverse more than just an excuse for porn - and which make this fic a must-read.

blacksmithgendry  asked:

I miss your AxG headcanons so pls tell me about your favorite moments between the two and why they're important

i miss talking about them in general tbh. like im so happy about the asoiaf fandom being comatose but goddamn! i miss arya and gendry sf much. and it hurts all the more knowing their ACTUAL CANON REUNION is practically within fucking reach but grrm refuses to finish twow. its torture. but whatever. im gonna list like every single arya/gendry scene now to cope™ 

  • with ned: okay not technically a moment between them except it kinda is??? an entire book before they even meet and they have these parallel scenes with ned where we see how stubborn and defiant they are. 
  • love @ first sight: gendry is literally introduced into arya’s story defending her. i love him. 
  • the (fight) proposal: you ever notice how they mirror each other in that scene where arya tries to get gendry to fight her?? cause i have. and how they both lead the other around. which is like their relationship in a nut shell 
  • “Stubbornly, Arya dragged all the harder, pulling the crying girl along. Hot Pie scuttled back inside, abandoning them … but Gendry came back.” nuff said
  • as m’lady commands: obviously iconic. what can i say that i havent before? nothing. but i wanna emphasize the significance of arya confiding her identity in gendry. again. like jfc. he’s the only one. her arc revolves around this being a secret and fragile thing. that could make or break her. and he protects it which protects arya. and when every one else sees arry or weasel or nan gendry sees arya. the power of a name y’all. also kindred spirits. oh and gendrys shameless flirting before he finds out arya is highborn. 
  • The Female Gaze: the language here is my fave. its almost flowery for arya. (the play of muscles~~ the steel music he made~~) just like when she watches him polish his “”beautiful”” helm. even if arya isn’t consciously crushing she admires gendry abilities…….and his smoking hot bod. 
  • that time arya saw gendry naked. grrm wrote that tiny detail in for no reason im sure lmao
  • the first chapter in asos where arya’s all about the determined stubborn look on gendrys face. just some more casual observations that im sure mean nothing. oblig: “"NO!“ Arya and Gendry both said, at the exact same instant.” theres a trope for that. plus mutual teasing of hot pie. the latter two here show how they’re on the same freaking wave length. about most things at least. 
  • “In his chainmail shirt with a sword in his hand, Gendry looked almost a man grown, and dangerous.” here she goes again. 
  • acorn hall: listen im gonna keep it short on this one bc if i Start its gonna get out of control real fast. so i’ll say this: endgame 
  • the most underrated thing about the stoney sept is how arya stands on gendrys shoulders to pour water over those men. imagine his pov. ugh. but like he was there for her to literally stand on when she needed a boost.  
  • and then they have their little lovers quarrel at the peach but i love that shit too. the angst of it all. they have a real difficult time seeing the others perspective sometimes bc they’re from different worlds but i think in the future this will become easier for them. bc the worlds in for a rude awakening. bonus: i love gendry blushing. its important. 
  • Gendry hooted. “Those soft little things?” he called out.” arya’s hands have killed. gendry’s literally seen them covered in blood but then he literally yells this in a room full of people. he doesn’t see her as this killer. he still thinks she’s just a girl with soft little hands.  
  • gendry joining the brotherhood seemingly sucks but they had to be separated so they could meet when they’re older and wiser and ready 2 be together. thats storytelling 101 
  • im gonna call this bullet: god bless ned dayne. his existence is a huge neon sign of romantic subtext lmao. the mental image of gendry in this scene kills me. he was so pressed. 
  • and then gendry chased arya through the trees and the rain before she was kidnapped by the hound. he tried to save her. again. but she needs to be on her own AND I GET THAT AND I RESPECT IT because its important for their relationship and character growth 
  • their reunion. it hasnt happened yet but i already love it 
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Five Time Viktor Nikiforov Tried to Lift His boyfriend and One Time Katsuki Yuri Lifted Him - kitewolf - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Yuri is the one who first suggests a lift. Viktor thinks it’s the perfect idea.


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My comment: A sweet and so funny fic about the boys learning how to do their pair skate. Yuuri and Victor’s friendship is a rock-solid foundation of this fic – in addition to their romantic relationship, of course – and that’s one of the reasons I like it so much, since we don’t often see them just being friends in fic. Yes, they’re definitely together (one of the authors tags is about how married they are) but they’re friends FIRST, and I love that.

“Oxygen” quick takes:

  • i would be down to watch a series of just Peter Capaldi waxing lyrical about a topic and drawing ominous pictures on a blackboard
  • like for sure PCap is the first new Who dr, one of the only drs in general, with a voice that can sell a voiceover like that. he’s just got that thing, yknow. when he lands in Big Finish i will most certainly Die
  • that ‘no helmets, but a FORCEFIELD!’ is one of those things where i can almost physically feel Jamie Mathieson at his computer going 'holy shit! wait up! what if!!??’. the impending-doom tension of the failing space suit is usually borked onscreen by having the actors’ faces obscured and it’s such a dumb fix but also so nice
  • Bill cheerfully third-wheeling the Twelvedole drama bless
  • what even is a Twelvedole
  • i do know what a Nardole is, saying 'have you considered: fuck this’, and it’s Me
  • but like u know if these characters were played by conventionally-attractive young men, the shipping would be bonkers
  • i am, like you, tired of zombies, but as far as zombies go, this was an interesting route to take. all the best zombies are metaphors for social evils
  • this season so far is pretty Woke, Peter Harness is gonna have to put some work in to drag it back down
  • Bill’s foray into accidental space racism and her joy at meeting someone who legit does not see (human) color
  • blue dude was best dude, the other characters filled their roles well but blue dude, ok. clear author fave
  • how long has it been since we’ve seen a companion that palpably afraid? have we ever? i love that Bill gets to have breakdowns and panics and to really feel the weight of this shit, and her strength isn’t that she’s getting over it, it’s that she’s drowning but still clinging on
  • “Just tell me a joke” oh my fucking fuck
  • i read somewhere an essay/meta on how the fanfic H/C trope operates essentially the same way as horror, in that it navigates the expectation of the audience for a building tension with an emotional climax/release. we know where this is going, and the best shit lingers as long and lovingly as possible in the just-before-the-resolve. so i’m digging the mix of your usual DW base-under-siege horror with the indulgence in fucking 12 up physically and emotionally, not as a plot point so much but really digging into our ids and milking that ish for all it is worth
  • the whump ok ok ok ok i’m fine
  • i’m not fine this is an emergency
  • we knew this already but 12 canonically hates being helped so jot that down in the notes for your next H/C fic
  • and Nardole knows 12 hates being helped WHAT DID WE MISS THERE
  • that last scene, Nardole hitting his breaking point and unfurling his scroll of 'things i have been bottling up for years’ and the dr is just ’…please’ and i’m
  • the file i have doesn’t include the Next Time hold up
  • oh more on the 'must pretend i am totally fine’ trope tip plus Catholicism and Missy and
  • what if she loans 12 some of her regeneration energy like what if she both loves them being weak and also needs them to be equal to her otherwise it’s not as fun
  • this was a good episode i liked it
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somewhere in your shadow i - seventhstar - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
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By Organization for Transformative Works

four times yuuri used the internet to secretly love viktor nikiforov and one time he proclaimed it to the whole world


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My comment: It’s been a very long time since I’ve read such complete story in less than a thousand words; this one does not disappoint. I giggled from the start to the finish. Hey, just because we don’t see Yuuri on the internet does NOT mean he doesn’t know how to use it. Seventhstar knows what they’re about; each snippet is short, sweet, and perfectly phrased. Who needs 50,000 words when you can get the job done in 833?

This might be a total stretch but hear me out! What if the reunion with the balloon squad is not the cause of Even’s downfall? These are the three main reasons that have lead me to believe otherwise:

1.) From what we have seen there is no real anger from either side. When Isak brings up Mikael to Even in S3 he jokingly calls him the “previous man of my life” which does not seem like something he would say if they had real issues. Also, when Even is mentioned in the balloon squad’s YouTube video the only person who seems to have a problem is Yousef. Everyone else is laughing/smiling/joking especially Mikael. While their reunion will most likely not be very ‘kose’ I think at most it will be a little tense and a little awkward, but I can’t see any real negative outcomes from it.
2.) In the trailer it is Chris who hits him with the selfie stick. In fact the balloon squad is not a part of the trailer AT ALL! (I know that does not mean much considering Even was not in Isak’s trailer but it’s something to think about.) His fall might actually relate to the girl squad. Plus the fact that he was hit with a selfie stick of all things is significant. I definitely think his downfall will have to do with either some sort of picture/video that circulates about him or something related to social media. My leading theory is that the girls will discover some old video/photo from the balloon squad that incriminates Even (im working on it haha I know it’s a big reach).
3.) It would be too obvious. The main reason we all assume the reason Even gets hurt by the balloon squad is because it’s the only viable option thus far. I know there are some holes in this theory but Julie likes to throw us off track with the obvious stuff. It has been very heavily implied that Even’s downfall will be from the balloon squad so I think the “people of my past coming back to cause trouble” would be a much too predictable trope coming from Julie. Plus from what we seen of the balloon squad and Even, neither of them really seem to be like the type to start shit.