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anonymous asked:

Steve's puppy is in love with his shield. She insists on sleeping in it, eating out of it, and is not impressed when Steve tries to swap in a replica to fool her.

Tabitha was tiny and black and white with a little black spot around one eye and Sam took one look at her and joked that she had the same worried crease between her eyes that Steve did.

He’d adopted her from down South, a pit mix of some kind that was attentive and sweet.  And curious. Snuffling around his gear and when she tipped his shield over on accident she went scurrying away, only to creep back when it didn’t chase her and nose at it until she realized it was perfect for a rocking-bed.   

Steve took approximately 300 pictures and decided there was no harm in letting her doze in his shield while he set up her bed and bowls and toys and made sure he’d puppy-proofed everything.

Only.

Only that wasn’t the end of it.  A week later, and she was still nudging it with her nose until it tipped over and snuggled in for the night every night.  He’d given her a meat bone earlier in the day and she’d trotted off with it, tail high, to curl up in his shield and chew on it.

It was on his next mission he decided things had to change.  The fur could be easily brushed away and the bone bits washed off, but the leather straps had little teeth marks in them that would soon be big teeth marks and Steve realized he might have encouraged a bad habit without meaning to because it happened to be cute.

So he bought her one of the plastic replicas he found on Amazon and set it on the floor for her.  She was interested at first but had barely gotten a paw in it before she pulled back and left it for his actual shield.  He put treats in it and tried redirection and she kept stubbornly (like you, Sam smirked as he filmed some of Steve’s unsuccessful retraining) refusing to use the plastic shield.  

He went on Etsy and bought a cosplay replica that was an impressive facsimile.  So good, Tabitha laid down in it.  

For five minutes.  

It was Clint who finally fixed everything, sending T’Challa a series of photos and a note that simply read “a little help?”.

A week after that, a package arrived from Wakanda.  Inside, a perfect replica of Steve’s shield in pink, white, and blue with “Tabitha America” painted on it and half-dozen leather straps for her to chew.

anonymous asked:

Do u have any hcs/thoughts about the 2017 gpf banquet??

  • Victor gets super wasted and clings to Yuuri the whole time
    • He’s continually professing his love for him and Yuuri is just kind of patting his shoulder like “ok darling”
    • “Look at our rings,” Victor pleads to quite literally anyone who will make eye contact with him
  • Christophe and Victor have a dance-off and Yurio and Yuuri film it
  • Sara and Mila slow dance together and everyone in the room is so captivated that they turn and watch as Mila slowly spins Sara around and then kisses her on her cheek
  • Yurio sees Victor and Yuuri slow dancing (Victor is drunk and stumbling) and smiles and a few people catch him smiling but nobody says anything
  • JJ and Isabella dance but JJ style it the whole time and it’s sort of ridiculous but they’re just in their own little world
  • Phichit nervously asks Seung-gil to dance with him and is shook when Seung-gil says yes and he takes his hands
  • Victor, as the night is winding down, starts to whisper the extent of his love for Yuuri in Russian
    • Yuuri can’t understand most of what he’s saying
    • Yakov is the only other Russian speaker nearby and he hears all of this, heart filling w/ love because Victor has come so far since he left for Hasetsu and he can tell that he’s so genuinely happy now
  • Yuuri tucks Victor into bed and kisses his forehead
  • Victor is a mess of incoherent giggles and love
  • They’re all in love and they’re all friends and everything is perfect and lovely and ideal
  • A relationship between two adults with a large age gap is not inherently abusive.
  • Parents maintaining some form of control over their child’s life whilst that child is underage and still under their parents’ care is not inherently abusive.
  • A parent reasonably disciplining their child is not inherently abusive.
  • Arguments in a relationship of any kind do not automatically make the relationship, or any of the people involved, abusive.
  • Friends who aren’t available to tend to other friends’ needs 24/7 are not inherently abusive or “toxic”.
  • etc.

Can people seriously stop automatically categorising things as abusive because it just trivialises the seriousness of actual abuse. I’m so tired of seeing things like “if your partner yells at you then leave them”, “if a friend isn’t there for you then they’re not a real friend”, “if your parents don’t let you do what you want then they’re bad parents”.

Just because you don’t agree with someone’s behaviour it doesn’t mean the behaviour is abusive. Humans are complex and very emotional and while small things can sometimes be indicators of abuse, usually negative emotions or behaviours are just because people are fucking complicated.

Things are not as black and white as “100% abusive” and “100% not abusive” - please keep in mind that there are shades of grey such as “possibly abusive” or “a shitty thing to do, but not abusive”, or “just fucking normal human emotions because not everyone can be 100% positive and nice to everyone all the time you twats”.