truth is a lion

Blue Lion: Welcome, Princess Allura. I’m glad you are my paladin and together we will strengthen our bond in order to take down the Galra.

Allura: Thank you, Blue. I look forward to piloting you.

Red Lion: so, Lance, do you have a crush on Keith? you think he’s hot? if you don’t tell me i’ll throw you out of the cockpit

Lance: what the hell? i’m not telling you anything

Red Lion opening door: yeet i guess

Like it is not an exaggeration to say Shiro had a weird mindscape cage fight with Emperor Goddamn Zarkon and was nearly murdered. Literally the only reason he won/was saved is because of his bond with Black.

Which has been emphasized to be really strong as early as, y’know, the first dang episode. And who when they did the dumb cheerleader pyramid thing to try and form Voltron, this stuck with Black, really strongly, and, y’know what?

I think that makes perfect sense. Of course it would. She’s been intermittently hurt, hunted, trapped, and losing everything to a huge ugly falling out and war centered partially around her. She finds a paladin, she gets out, and immediately, it’s back to fighting for your life-

And then, that. The fact that the new paladins have no idea what they’re doing. That they’re kind of silly and kind of frustrated and are willing to throw up their hands and go “Nothing else is working. Let’s just. stack. Cheerleader pyramid. Do this. Hunk, why are you on my head.”

It’d be, honestly, hilarious. When was the last time Black had fun like that? When was the last time she could, giant space lion thing notwithstanding, feel normal?

And that even fits perfectly with Shiro as well because, honestly, part of him was probably feeling the same way. When was the last time he could just do something irrelevant and be moderately inconvenienced without his life or somebody else’s on the line?

I feel like what fundamentally upsets me so much about a lot of the hypothetical permanent Lion-swapping meta is that it often without even really meaning to suggests like… that the Lions don’t care? That Black is just a sword in the stone waiting for another King Arthur and not a person who would be grieving Shiro in his absence as much as the rest of the team? Or that she’d only focus on Keith out of “worthiness” and not how lost and scared and out of his depth he’d feel?

Because it’s not like the team’s going to go “aah! We need to have seven people!” run to Earth, grab a hypothetical Ryou Shirogane and just all start treating him exactly like Shiro? Because, interpersonally you don’t have specific slots that you replace and the root of the Lion-paladin bonds really feel like interpersonal friendship, openness- a specific kind of harmony.

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*heavy breathing* omg

“The only cure to all this madness; is too dream, far and wide, if possibility doesn’t knock, create a damn door. If the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t make it. If the journey your travelling seems to far fetched and wild beyond your imagination; continue on it, great things come to the risk takers. And last but not least, live today; here, right now, you’ll thank your future self for it later.”  
~ Nikki Rowe

I strongly believe that the fact that Allura never got to name the qualities of the blue paladin (for she was interrupted by fuckboi lance) in the first episode is actually a major foreshadowing. So during season 3, when Lance is having his worst time and his self esteem is on it’s lowest, she’ll approach him in front of the whole team and say: “For generations, the blue paladin has been known for being the most creative, brave and noble of the warriors. He shall be someone who sees beyond evident, thinks outside of what is reasonable and isn’t afraid to go against the odds for the sake of those he protect. You, Lance Mcclain, were chosen for a reason, and have, indeed, proven worthy of piloting the blue lion. Also truth be told, if it hadn’t been for Shiro and his running mouth you’d be leading Voltron right now, so get the fuck up and go kick some ass, cause hell, we can’t do it without you. Also you’re the freaking sharpshooter, are you kidding me, your shooting skills are ridonculous.” Then the whole squad will agree like it’s the most obvious thing in the world, like “dude, you seriously thought we didn’t need you, wtf??” So Lance will shed a tear and inmediatly proceed to get his gun, beat the shit out of Lotor and his whole flote, be the MVP of the season and have an agressive victory make out session with Keith.

The Council: Teaser

How far would you be willing to go to find the truth? Would you knowingly throw yourself into the lions’ den? 

Glamour. Sex. Deceit. Danger. It’s all so enticing.

The deeper you go, the more you begin to realize that all things aren’t quite as the appear. 

All the answers you seek lie with them. 


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Miraculous Ladybug and Voltron Roles

So I’ve been addicted to Voltron since this summer and I figured with Miraculous premiering in a few months, and Season 2 of Voltron just airing, I might as well share my thoughts on the Miraculous crew as the Paladins of Voltron.

So, I thought a lot about this, but I think Marinette would fit best in the Black Lion. However, there’s a catch. I think Marinette would be the Black Lion pilot that Keith was meant to be. Sure, she’s impulsive and trusts her instincts, much like the Red Lion’s pilot does, but she is meant to be a leader. Strategic, decisive. She’s got a lot to take on, a lot to grow and develop for, but… She’s exactly where Keith would be at the end of Season 2 in Shiro’s absence. So I think she’d do well with Black.

Chloe is definitely the Red Lion for me. She’s difficult to place, but it’d work out well in the grand scheme of things. We’ve seen in the show that she can be temperamental and passionate, and while I need to see more of her character to finally paint the best picture, for now I think she’d do well in Red.

Alya is Green Lion. She’s got her blog and her phone, very tech savy, she’s perfect. Inquisitive, intellect, and daring. How doesn’t Alya embody that? She always wants the answers, she goes out of her way for the truth… It’s perfect. 

Adrien is Yellow Lion. His character is constantly called the “sunshine child” for good reason, and if Hunk isn’t the embodiment of pure sunshine, there’s an issue. Adrien is constantly raising his friends up, defending them, and supporting them. It’s the very essence of who he is. I think he captures Yellow perfectly.

Nino is Blue Lion. Honestly, this one isn’t debatable. If the Blue is the most adaptable, the heart of Voltron, just open and honest–this is Nino to the key. He accepted Adrien after a short explanation, he’s just a great friend. And that’s one of the key ingredients with Blue.

Tikki is Princess Allura. Plagg is Coran. No arguments.

That’s all for now. I’ll probably do more characters later!


Smitten Kitten (Shifter!Stuckony)(Chapter One)

I couldn’t wait to post this first chapter for you guys, I am on a freaking ROLL writing lately, so here we go!

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MASTERLIST

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The elevator to the common area pinged open and the team poured out, all in varying levels of injured, all several steps past pissed off.

“That should have been easy! Instead it was a clusterfuck!!” Natasha fumed, the smoke pouring from her mouth with the words making everyone else uneasy. “What the hell went wrong?”

“Hey honey, why don’t you shift back all the way so you don’t accidentally light my couch on fire like you did last week?” Tony called from his position in Steve’s arms, cradled close to the big blonds chest.

“Tony, just be quiet and let us check you over.” Bucky interjected, and sent a steely eyed glare at Natasha. “Shift down, dragon lady. Steve, put him on the couch.”

Steve set Tony down carefully, ripping his shirt in one easy pull, showing the mess of bruises and cuts that decorated his ribs.

Damn it, Tony.” Clint flew in through the window, still partial shifted in his hawk form, tucking his giant wings behind him. “We told you to stay back. You could have seriously gotten hurt!”

“Oh yeah.” Tony rolled his eyes. “Tell the man in the suit with weapons to stay back and let the animals handle it. That sounds like a great idea.”

“Yeah well, if you would have listened you wouldn’t be all banged up, would you?” Clint pointed out, shifting back entirely into his human form, the wings and golden eyes disappearing. “Tasha, shift down baby, you’re smoking up the room.” He grabbed a blanket for her, and Natasha took a deep breath, the scales on her body rippling and shimmering and disappearing, claws retracting, and within a minute she stood at her usual five-two, green eyes and red hair. It was a far cry from her dragon, and everybody relaxed once she was wrapped in a blanket and headed to the kitchen to make coffee.

“Anything broken?” Steve asked and Bucky felt Tony’s ribs gingerly, mindful of the bruising, his fingers probing gently, blue eyes worried.

“Nothing cracked, just some hard bruising. What were you thinking?” His voice dropped into a growl, his Wolf still close to the surface and Tony swallowed hard, pushing back the wave of want at the sound.

“I didn’t want you guys to get hurt. So I stepped in.”

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I saw someone in the SU critical tag mention the idea of SU without Steven. While I quite like Steven (or rather S1+S2 Steven…), the idea is kind of interesting.

Connie Maheswaran moves to the sleepy seaside town of Beach City. She doesn’t know anyone. She’s not good at talking to people. Her parents are pretty busy. She’s got no clue what to do with her time. But one day, she goes down to the beach to read, and HOLY SHIT IT’S A GIANT ACID-SPITTING CENTIPEDE BEETLE MONSTER. Of course, Connie is quite the fan of fantasy, so she channels her favourite heroes and gets to defending herself. It doesn’t work out…

…but then she’s saved by three strange beings. Three alien warriors, like no one Connie’s ever seen before, with gemstones gleaming on their bodies and magical weapons in their hands. Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl.

Connie’s jaw rather understandably drops. And to her amazement, these three warriors are pretty impressed by her, too! She did do a pretty decent job of fighting off the Centipeetle. Just don’t get involved in this any more. This is too dangerous for humans!

Well, fuck that. Connie’s just seen magic and monsters right in front of her. Like hell is she ignoring that. But if the Crystal Gems won’t give her answers, she’ll find them herself. Connie sets off on her own slice-of-life magical adventure, to investigate the magic of Beach City and the Crystal Gems.

Along the way, Connie gets caught up in the strange life of this strange city. She tries to comfort her quiet classmate Peedee about working at his dad’s chip shop, only to have to save him and his family from a gem-possessed mascot outfit. The two bickering teens at the donut shop seem to know a lot about the Gems… but only because Amethyst fucking loves donuts. She accidentally gets the Gems into the arcade, and gets banned by Mr Smiley after Garnet gets stuck on the Meat Beat Mania machine. Talking to Ronaldo seems like it’ll give her answers, but it really doesn’t. The Cool Kids know what’s happening in town, but even they’re flummoxed by the Gems. Greg the car wash guy gets into frequent spats with Pearl, who can’t stand his music.

Eventually, Connie would get caught up in Gem issues properly. Her planet is about to get invaded by aliens, and she has a right to do something about it. She becomes the first human member of the Crystal Gems, and discovers their secret: their leader, Rose Quartz, has vanished. She’s got a penchant for wandering off, but she’s been gone for much longer than usual this time, and they have no clue where she is. As the most elite of Quartz warriors, she’s ideal for fighting off the Homeworld… but she’s gone.

And all she left behind was a message:

“Follow the pink lion. Find the truth about what they did to this planet. Humans have their own magic, too.”

Sad truth…most people just don’t CARE… 😔

“…And after the ancestors, the lions, the teeth, the religions, the traditions, the cultures, the remote tribes somewhere, the feeling of plants, the caring farmer they know nearby, the protein…the ugly truth of willfully ignorant non-vegans surfaces - ‘I like the taste and I don’t care’.”

~Anita Mahdessian

anonymous asked:

college/modern au: okay so hamilton is playing truth or dare with the hamilsquad and someone (probably lafayette) dares him to seduce thomas jefferson, hamilton's longtime rival and enemy - but to sweeten the deal, laf offers something that hamilton really wants (i.e. money, rent, etc.) if he goes through with the dare - cue the Messed Up Shit™ that is jamilton, and the dare goes horribly wrong when the two of them start to FALL for each other, etc.

This is going to be a two parter because I can’t stand leaving stories with unhappy endings.

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“All right French Fry. Truth or dare?”

Lafayette gave his most mischievous grin and, because he had no fear, chose dare.

Hercules thought for a moment, stroking his goatee. “Hmmm, I dare you…” He glanced around the room for an idea. His eyes landed on John and lit up. “I dare you to switch clothes with John.”

Laf’s face was one of pure horror. John was wearing a paint-splattered hoodie that was three sized too big and baggy plaid pajama pants. Compared to Laf’s fashionable silk pajamas, John’s clothes were rags.

John stood up and smirked at Laf. “C'mon, Frenchy. You dug your grave, now lay in it.”

Laf swore in French and followed Laurens to the bathroom. They returned a few minutes later with John looking very comfortable and Laf very disgruntled. The hoodie was actually near the right size for him, but the pants were far too short. Laf kept pulling them down self-consciously, which did nothing to stop Alex and Herc’s laughter.

“This is humiliating,” Laf huffed as he sat down. He suddenly pointed a long finger at Alex, silencing the boy’s giggling.

“Mon petit lion. Truth or dare?”

Alex hesitated. He had to be cautious; when it came to Laf the choice might as well have been “reveal your darkest secret or face your worst fear.” He could feel the expectant looks of his friends, so he decided to just let his mouth run and see what came out.

“Dare.”

Well that didn’t work out. Laf’s mouth curled into a malicious grin.

“I dare you,” Laf paused for dramatic effect, “to seduce… Thomas Jefferson.”

Alex screamed. Even Herc and John looked shocked.

“Woah, Laf,” John said. “That’s a little too far, don’t you think?”

“Yeah babe,” Herc agreed. “That was uncalled for.

“There’s no way in hell I’m doing that,” Alex said. He had never once had a pleasant conversation with Jefferson; he couldn’t imagine trying to… he couldn’t even think it.

Laf was not phased. “I will pay your share of the rent for the next two months. All you have to do is get Thomas to kiss you.”

Alex bit his lip and considered his options. He did need the money. His laptop had broken a week ago and with two months’ rent he could buy a really nice one. But was it worth kissing his mortal enemy? It was only one kiss. And Jefferson was objectively attractive, right? He could act like he thought so for long enough to get a kiss out of it.

“Fine. I’ll do it.”

Laf squealed, dropping his cool exterior. Herc and John let their jaws fall open.

“Alex, man, are you insane?” Herc asked at the same time John demanded, “Are you high?”

“You better make good on your end,” Alex said to Laf as he stood up. “This is the worst thing you’ve ever asked me to do. And I want to make this clear: I’m doing this for a new laptop.”

His friends followed him as he padded barefoot out the door. Jefferson and James Madison lived in the same apartment building as them, just a floor down. They took the stairs, then the others stopped as Alex turned the corner to Jefferson’s door. They hid where they could watch what happened without Jefferson seeing them.

Alex tried to figure out a game plan as he approached the door and knocked, but his thinking time was cut short when Jefferson opened the door, smirking and wearing nothing but pajama pants and a wife beater. His expression quickly fell when he saw who had knocked.

“Oh, it’s you,” he drawled, disinterested. “Would you mind keeping the noise down? I don’t appreciate all your screaming up there.”

“Sorry, my bad.” Alex tried to make his voice sound as pleasant as possible. The apology seemed to catch Jefferson off guard.

“Are you okay?” he asked. “You’re acting weird.”

“Yeah, I’m fine, I’m just,” Alex took a deep breath, hoping he sounded flustered. “Look, I don’t really know how to say this.”

Jefferson raised an eyebrow. “You? At a loss for words? Something really must be wrong.”

“Jeff—Thomas, I like you. Like, really like you.” Alex had to fight to not gag on the words. “I like… I like your hair and your muscles and how you’re the only one who can keep up with me in debates. And your laugh is really kinda cute and you’re so smart and I just like you okay?”

Alex was shocked at the words that had come out of his mouth. He had never thought of Jefferson in any of those ways before, but now that he had said them, he wasn’t sure he was lying. Jefferson was very intelligent, and Alex always enjoyed their debates. And now that he thought about it, his hair was pretty nice and his laugh was pretty cute, and wow, was he built.

Thomas’s face was as red as Alex’s. There was a hopeful gleam in his eyes, which confused Alex.

“Is it—Can I kiss you?” Jefferson asked quietly.

Alex nodded, surprised and Jefferson hesitantly moved in. Once their lips touched, he became less hesitant and Alex realized with horror that he was actually enjoying it.

“Wow,” Alex breathed when they pulled apart.

“Yeah,” Thomas agreed.

Alex started to move in for another kiss, but the mood was shattered by a loud “HOLY SHIT.”

Alex looked on in terror as his friends emerged from around the corner.

“I can’t believe you went through with it,” John said.

Lafayette shook his head. “I suppose you get your new laptop after all.”

Alex tried to wave them away, to do anything to get them to stop, but his words weren’t working. He turned back to Thomas, whose eyes were filled with hurt and possibly tears.

“Y-you said all that to get a new laptop?” he whispered.

“Thomas, I—”

Thomas shook his head and turned back into his apartment, closing the door to cut Alex off.

Alex turned back to his friends, who had fallen silent. For once Alex had nothing to say to them. He only gave them a disapproving shake of the head as he trudged past them and back to their apartment, where he locked himself in his and John’s room for the rest of the night.

If I Ever Date Shawn Mendes and He Sees My Tumblr Account/ Merchandise.....
  • I would honestly have a panic attack.
  • Like I’d try to play it all cool saying “Yeah Ive been a fan but I was never a crazy fangirl”
  • And he goes…”Then what’s with this sweater with my name on it.”
  • Shrugging it off like it’s no big deal “It was a comfy sweater and looked cool.”
  • Shawn just looks at you with those eyebrows doing it’s thing trying to reveal the truth & picking up other merch “And Leo the Lion was just another good find right?”
  • Im still here trying to play it cool “I didn’t even know that was your merchandise”
  • “It has my name on it…..with a certificate” laughing at the doll “I knew you were a fan but not this much of a fan.”
  • “I thought the stuffed animal was cute!”
  • “Yeah just like these booty shorts with my name on your ass. Right?” wiggling those damn eyebrows.
  • “LISTEN! THAT WAS A BIRTHDAY JOKE! I DIDN’T THINK THEY’D ACTUALLY BUY IT” 
  • BUT IF HE EVER LOOKED INTO MY TUMBLR ACCOUNT, I SWEAR!!!
  • “Imagine Shawn Mendes….” he would read out loud.
  • As I pounce on top of him closing the laptop. “NO. NO. NO”
  • And he’d just look back at me with that smirk of a smile, pulling his phone out waving it in front of me.
  • “Smartphones & Wifi is an amazing thing y’know. So where was I…Imagine…”
  • “OKAY! OKAY! I WAS A DIE HARD MENDES ARMY FANGIRL! YOU WIN! JUST STOP BEFORE THIS GETS ANY MORE CRINGE WORTHY!