villains rule

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“No! [We’re here to take control of] our emotions, our anger. So let’s take all our anger and put in a little ball….. and let it go. Release your anger!”

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“Despite these cautions, an apprentice is essential.  A master without an apprentice is a master of nothing.”

-Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine, “Star Wars” (Expanded Universe)

BNHA Pizza Delivery AU

- Delivers pizza to both heroes and villains alike bc hey money is money. It’s an unspoken rule among villains that pizza dilevery guys are treated fairly.

- Once delivered pizzas to both Class 1A and the Villain Alliance on the same night. Almost mixed up their orders, but one called for extra peppers.

- Upon delivering to the Villain Alliance shouting was heard. Someone was telling Shigaraki to turn down his music.

- A sharp dressed man with mist surrounding him answered the door. He was “trying” to be civil but the shouting in the background was clearly ticking him off.

- He forked over the money and was about to close the door when someone ran past snatching the pizzas. The black mist guy hissed “Dabi” under his breath and closed the door.

- Class 1A’s dormitory was a bit rowdy that night. Music could also be heard from outside. It sounded like they were having a party.

- A tall, skeleton of a man answered the door. His height was imposing, but he looked like the wind would blow him over if it was strong enough. The man was friendly, making small talk and explaining the party was just something the kids thought would be fun.

- He handed over the money for the pizzas when a student shouted “THE PIZZAS ARE HERE!” Other shouts of excitement filled the air. “Hurry up All Might! I’m starving!”

- A blonde boy appeared next to All Might. “You better have my order right!” “Now, now young Bakugou I’m sure they did.” He set a hand atop the boy’s shoulders. Bakugou took the pizzas from All Might and returned to the party.

- All Might asked if they would like to join the party, but they politely declined. All Might made sure to give them a big tip.

Anonymous said:
Could we maybe get some glimpses of the Heroes life with the Villain after their friends give them up and also after the memory wipe from a bit ago? Thank you!!!!

Anonymous said:
Do you have any prompts where the villain rules the world with the hero as a prize/pet?

Anonymous said:
Oh dang! Think I just found my new favorite thing!! Could you do some more prompts on humans being trophies or playthings or prisoners of the fairy court? Ty so much!!! 


1) “They’re lying to you,” the stranger said. Anguished. “Using you. None of it is real!”
“It’s real to me.” That was, somehow, the thing that people never got. Maybe it was all a trick, but it was a wonderful trick considering the pain these people were offering, and maybe it wasn’t a lie at all. Maybe they were the liars. The hero’s shoulders hunched and they wrapped their arms around themselves. “You should leave. I won’t say you were here.”
“I can’t leave you.” A determined set crossed their face. “Whether you like it or not - you need help.” 


2) “How long,” the villain stared out of the window. “Do you think it would take you to break if I simply left you in a cold, dark cell to rot?”
The hero’s chest tightened. 
“Humans need company,” the villain murmured. “They go a little crazy without it. You hate me so much, perhaps you’d prefer to be left on your own, hm?” The villain turned to face them, head tilted. “I always imagined that’s what death would be like. A cold, dark cell, unable to move or do anything. Trapped in your own head with no one else to guide you out of the dark places you end up in. An eternity of conscious nothingness.” They smiled. 
“You wouldn’t do that,” the hero said. “There’s no point keeping a trophy that no one can see.”
“Let’s make a bet on that, shall we?”


3) “Oh, come now, it’s a party. There’s no need to cry. Smile.” The fey turned more insistent as the tears continued. “I said smile. Stop crying and ruining the mood.”
The tears dried out, impossibly, and their lips turned up beyond their control. A forced smile. 
The fey beamed back, and patted their cheek. “Now, that’s better. Such a lovely smile and everyone’s happy.” They tugged the human up by their hand. “Dance with me.”
The fey could never bear for unhappiness in their court.


4) “You wiped my memory.”
“Yes.”
“You - you’re - you lied. How can I trust you? Believe anything you say?”
“You don’t have to believe me,” the villain said. “You simply have to look at how you feel, and know your heart to be true. I have one question to ask you, just one. Are you happy here with me?”


5) “Hey, hey, hey. Baby, what’s wrong?”
The hero shuddered from the dream - startlingly vivid. Of fighting, and faces, and the icy clench of betrayal in their chest already fading in consciousness. And yet, they couldn’t stop crying. Shoulders shaking, uncontrollable sobbing. 
The villain gathered them close, tucking the hero’s head to their chest and making soft, soothing sounds. “Bad dream, huh? It’s alright. Nothing will touch you while I have you.”


6) “Nobody touches you other than me, do you understand?” 
The hero looked at the other villain, dead on the floor. Dead before they even touched it. And they hated themselves for the flicker of gratitude, of feeling protected, when everything was all wrong and there was nothing safe in this game at all. Their villain was not kind. Only possessive. 
“Can we go home?” The villain liked it when they called it home.


7) The longer one stayed in a fairy court, the more fey their heart became and the harder it was to cling to humanity and remember the life that came before. The one I came to save is fey already, all broken-mirror eyes and flash-fire smiles. They begged to come back after the I exchanged myself to spare them - for no mortal food can satisfy, no thirst can quench, no sanity can be spared, after one enters the world of the fairies. So I suppose I’ll have to steal the heart of a fairy queen to earn my freedom instead. 

Screwball Ninja’s Mini-Review: 6x16 Mother’s Little Helper

Oh, what a tangled web we weave/ When characterization takes its leave. Let’s dig in!

Originally posted by nothingholic-s

You can tell she’s evil because she farts glitter– that stuff gets everywhere!

  1. Things That Had More Screentime Than Belle This Episode: Blackbeard’s wig. Her Handsome Hero. Rumple’s dagger. Jaime Murray’s cleavage. CGI spider butt. Perhaps we could scare up some more scenes for Belle in an episode about her son where the theme is MOTHERHOOD? Look, she’s already wearing pants in a plea for attention– somebody give her a scene with Gideon before she’s parading around in leggings and a ‘Welcome to Storybrooke’ sweatshirt.
  2. I’m here for Small Business Owner S&M Jaime Murray in a sparkly black tutu. What is this show? And it’s interesting that fairy dust can be used for evil (e.g., creating the Dark Curse) and needs to be a Category 1 Controlled Substance. No wonder the Blue Fairy smacked down Nova for loaning it willy-nilly in S1. I guess the price for fairy dust is slave labor (children, dwarves)? That’s dark, show. “Excuse me, Mr. Gold? Is this fairy dust conflict-free? Because I only use– *is snailed*
  3. Dark Swan is back, folks. Emma force-choked and beat an unarmed, unresisting man who was talking to her about his history of abuse because she was angry about losing her boyfriend for a day. “YOU TOOK HOOK FROM ME,” says Emma in her exact Dark Swan throaty tone. Force-choking is *never* shown as something good or justifiable– and it’s always shown as the sole provenance of villains. (They call it ‘Vader-ing’ in the script.) She’s law enforcement– you can’t beat up suspects because you’re upset! You can’t threaten to “force” people to do things! S1!Emma would have asked Gideon WHY he wanted to kill her before any fisticuffs, and she certainly wouldn’t have made him bleed while he was talking to her. This scene also makes it sound like Emma is more pissed off that Gideon cockblocked her than about his murder attempt. Priorities, woman! (Note: This was done on purpose to put our sympathies with Gideon– hence his line that Emma was “so far wrong” and that he wasn’t “the bad guy.” Gideon’s not all bad, Emma’s not all good: message received. But it’s fascinating to see Dark Swan pop up again without the excuse of The Darkness ™ .)
  4. Gideon says that the Black Fairy tortured him and he’s trying to protect “hundreds” of abused children in another realm. Emma’s response? Going to Rumple and … threatening to kill Gideon. “Your son has a death wish, one that I’m happy to provide.” What the everliving fuck? Rumple has to spell out that the Black Fairy is Bad News and may be a direct threat to Emma before she thinks to help Gideon. “Not my family? Not my problem!” is a legitimate philosophy … but not if you’re The Savior, and not if you’re the Sheriff. Emma even makes a deal (more Dark Swan-age) with Gideon to get Hook back BEFORE she helps with the Black Fairy business. I realize it makes sense to lift any magical barriers before embarking on a dangerous enterprise but it makes it look like she cares more about Hook than an entire realm full of abused kids. If this is “walls down” Emma someone *poof* her some bricks, mortar, and an enchanted trowel because I’m not here for this.
  5. Speaking of Hook, does OUAT have a writers room? You know, a room for the writers to talk to one another about what’s happening from episode to episode? Because this episode takes place one minute after last week’s episode, where Emma shed two tiny tears because that’s what she “needed to move on.” And now she’s beating up a child she helped deliver a week ago because she can’t be without Hook for literally a day? Which is it, show? 
  6. Hook is an adult who’s survived for hundreds of years and is in a realm he used to call home. He’s not hurt, he’s not cursed, he’s not threatened– he’s just on a bit of a vacation. You know, a break– what Emma wanted him to have until he got his head right about the whole lying business. So where’s the fire? Also, Blackbeard assumed Hook stole the jewels from a “wench”– is this something Hook did before? (Have fun with the inevitable JewelThief!Hook and FBI!Emma fic, CS fans!) P.S. BLACKBEARD SHOUTS TOO. MAYBE IT’S JUST A PIRATE THING? I AM HERE FOR THEIR HARD OF HEARING FRIENDSHIP!
  7. And normal Emma returns when the giant spider shows up! Yay! (Any scene that has Emma quipping about Charlotte’s Web while pretending to be in a life-and-death struggle with dollar store Haunted House webbing is a good one in my book.) Gideon apologizes for screwing with her instead of just asking for help. Yay! And then he double-crosses her because he thinks the ends justifies the means. Boo! But he’s heart-controlled! Gasp! Note that Gideon’s contractually obligated to do his premature gloating away from the scene of the crime, giving Emma time to escape with Rumple’s help. Villain rules, folks– if you disobey they take away your black cloak and make you wear pastels for a week. Also, props to the Black Fairy for not spilling her Secret Evil Plan to anyone yet. Next-level evil, for sure.
  8. “I’m sorry, but your son cannot be saved. He’s evil,” says Emma. Excuse me? One fairy coma, giant spider, and piratical banishment and he’s irredeemable? This is a show where mass-murderer and child abuser Cora went to heaven after telling her daughters to play nicely for five minutes after she was DEAD. Split!EQ killed three peasants, cursed Snowing, threatened to poison the town’s water supply, and sped up Belle’s pregnancy leading to Belle’s son being kidnapped– and got a “fresh start” in another realm. Hook killed Merlin and tried to kill Emma’s whole family last month but that’s “in the past.” But Gideon tries to kill one person to save hundreds of abused children and he’s beyond the pale? Ahahaha, no. Also, he’s *spoiler alert* heart-controlled. Boy, won’t Emma feel silly when she learns that. "He needs help!” says Rumple. “LOL nope,” says Emma. And then Rumbelle gave them epic side-eye and held hands (and gave the fandom heart attacks; it’s been a rough year).
  9. Neverland “must have transformed when Pan left!” To … Vancouver. Truly, Dark Magic. In S3 it sounded like without magic the entire realm was going to literally explode but you know what? Gangly teens carrying torches running around Neverland-cum-Vancouver beaches are not the most ridiculous thing in this episode, never mind the show. Carry on, fellas. 
  10. I’m oddly with Isaac the Author when he complained about his imprisonment. He created the AU but he didn’t actually kill anyone– and considering Regina, Snowing, Zelena, Hook, and Emma have cast Dark Curses and are running around free he’s right that being terminally annoying isn’t really grounds for perpetual incarceration. He should join King George and Sidney in their class action lawsuit against the Storybrooke Police. Calling it now: S7 is Law and Order: Storybrooke.
  11. Being The Author causes you to write gibberish and it gets worse the longer it goes on? That explains the show! “What happens at the end of the book?” asks Henry. The Author replies: “The Savior fights the Final Battle– and trust me, no-one wants to be around to see that!” Well, with these ratings no-one will be. #BaDumChh
Who is Legion?

FX premiered its first X-Men related TV show Legion on Wednesday, which is about a man named David Haller who thinks hes mentally ill or an incredibly powerful mutant. Despite some close ties to the X-Men, David isn’t an A-list mutant in the X-Men world so below is everything you need to know.

Origins

David is an omega level mutant, but being a powerful mutant runs in his family as his father is Professor Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men. Davids mother is a human named Gabrielle Haller who met Xavier while he was working in Israel as a Doctor. The two eventually fell in love which resulted in Gabrielle becoming pregnant, but Gabrielle hid her pregnancy from Xavier until he left Israel and when David was born she hid his fathers identity from him.

David life as a child was filled with horror and tragedy as he witnessed his step father being killed by terrorists, the trauma of the situation triggered Davids psychic mutant powers. In a fit of rage David destroyed the minds of the terrorists but in the process David became psychically linked to all of his victims, experiencing the moments of their deaths while he also absorbed the mind of the terrorist leader Jemail Karami, into his own. The shock was too much for a young David and he fell into a coma and was brought to Muir Island under the care of Doctor Moira McTaggart who is a close ally to the X-Men.

Powers

The stress of using his powers for the first time didn’t just send David into a coma, his mind split into different pieces giving him multiple personality disorder. The primary personalities in Davids mind include Jemail Karami, adventurer Jack Wayne and Cyndi who is a rebellious teenage girl. These personalities fought for control for Davids mind both during and after his coma. Davids powers were so out of control that he wound inadvertently absorb the minds of people around him without meaning to. Xavier was eventually told the David was his son and he help him suppress his multiple personalities.

Although most mutants only develop one ability but because of Davids fractured mental state and his ability to absorb peoples minds he can keep adding different powers of mutants he comes into contact with. However each personality control a different power, the Jemail Karami persona has telepathy, Jack Wayne has telekinesis and Cyndi can control fire. David himself can only absorb peoples minds.

Other powers that David has manifested through his mind absorption include super strength, speed, flight, teleportation, sonic scream and reality manipulation. He even traveled back in time once to kill Magneto but ending up causing his fathers death instead and created the alternate reality called Age of Apocalypse where the villain Apocalypse ruled the world. Theres also been rare occasions were all of the personalities have merged to become “Legion” which is a quote from the bible. “I am Legion, for we are many.”  

Over time David has leaned to control the personality without the help of Xavier, Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four created a device called a Neural Switchboard Wristband which allowed David to access his different powers without the split personalities taking over. But in the Avengers vs X-Men storyline in 2012 ended with the death of Xavier, it made David once again loose his grip over his personalities and abilities.

Not an X-Men

Despite his strong ties the X-Men through his Father, David tries to keep himself separate from the events and goings on of the X-Team mostly because of the dangers he poses to them and the rest of the world. Although he has been an ally to the X-Men, hes mostly been their foe in several stories through the years when another personality takes over and attacks the team. Because of this and his loner nature, David tends to keep himself isolated from the world.

In fact David doesn’t currently exist in the Marvel Comic Universe. Back in 2014 during the Legacy storyline David learns thats he gonna eventually kill all of mutant kind. So to prevent this he once again merges all of his personalities to become Legion and uses his reality warping powers to wipe himself out of existence with everyone’s memories of him gone. But with the premiere of Legion on Wednesday and its first episode having positive reviews, you don;t need physic power to know that David Haller will make his way back to the Marvel Universe in the future.

Wof thoughts

I like to think Moonwatcher grows up to be as big or bigger then Morrowseer. She basically dwarfs her friends, Winter probably would be super salty about it.

OUAT 6x15 Mini-Review: A Wondrous …ly Slow Pace

It took me a while to get through this episode because I was playing with the babies, petting the cat, looking over my tax returns … Here’s a one-gif recap:

Originally posted by growsbetweenthepines

  1. Jafar wasn’t a threat so much as a Mean Girl. “God, Jasmine, you’re such a loser. Why don’t you be a loser with the rest of your loser friends, loser.” And he ran around giving people Inappropriate Woodies and then Jasmine bested him with some 99 cent glitter, the end. That was the episode, right?
  2. Is one of the show’s cost-cutting measures losing character motivations? What was Jafar’s deal, anyway? He wanted to rule Agrabah but Aladdin and Jasmine stopped him and then he was mad people called him names? So he was going to hurt Aladdin but gave him the shears instead, and now he blackmailed Jasmine into giving him a magical diamond so he could shrink the entire city out of revenge? For name-calling? Couldn’t he curl up with a copy of How to Win Friends and Influence People and get over it? (That said I would totally let him put his magical staff in my cave of wonders, if you know what I mean. *wink*)
  3. If this episode was a test run for how S7 would fare without Rumbelle and with minimal Snowing and Emma … yikes. Every scene needs an actor who is an anchor– an actor so good they can convince you that the rest of the ridiculousness happening on-screen is real. Regina is one of those; Rumple and Cora are others. Hook can’t quite manage it. Jafar tried his best but they gave him a turban and some Dollar Tree accessories and told him to wing it. The episode gave him NOTHING to work with.
  4. Jasmine is mad that the shop owner took Ariel’s necklace … but he did that because Ariel stole from him. Ariel is the one in breach of etiquette here, not the shop owner who needs to sell things to eat. Likewise, Nemo and his crew wander off in below-zero temps to try and fish the Nautilus from the bottom of a frozen-over lake and no-one thinks to offer them some hot cocoa or something? If Liam 2.0 wasn’t going to be a plot point why was he there? And how can Ariel and Eric survive in a tiny shack with no central heating? No wonder Eric’s on a cruise.
  5. Is the price for Hook coming back from the dead mild hearing loss? BECAUSE THE SHOUTING HAS TO STOP! WE CAN HEAR YOU NOW, HOOK! Hilariously the only person who can get Hook to talk in a normal register is … Belle. Maybe he has to lower his voice because she’s so short.
  6. This episode features a Teachable Moment in tone. When Aladdin is interrupting Hook to ask if Jasmine loves him or just likes him, it’s supposed to be humorous– that’s how Aladdin plays it. But Hook plays it like he’s going to stab Aladdin in the neck because he needs to CONCENTRATE on the ridiculous plot. Hook wants to get back to Emma, sure, but he needs to throttle back the intensity for some light banter or the scene doesn’t work. The director should have fixed this.
  7. When Regina was mourning Robin’s death, Henry brought her a gift basket of chocolate, wine, and movies. When Hook disappeared, Henry spent the entire episode listening to tunes on the couch. Guess he doesn’t ship CS :-P. (Having Hook try to win over a moody, hostile teenage Henry would be a hilarious sit-com I would totally watch.)
  8. And speaking of which, Emma cried two itty-bitty teeny-weeny incy-wincy tears over Hook being gone forever. Girl, I’ve cried more over the loss of limited edition ice cream! And she says she needed that to “move on” and moved all his shit out? Didn’t Hook leave YESTERDAY? ♫ Now you’re just somebody that I USED TO KNOOOOW ♫
  9. Regina, Emotionally Supportive “It’s Complicated” is something I never knew I needed. Although I’m not sure she should be giving advice, you know? “Emma, how are you feeling?” “Sad.” “No, I mean, how do feelings work? I can’t snap my minion’s necks anymore when I’m upset and I’m at a bit of a loss.”
  10. Drunk!Snow throwing knives with Vikings is everything. EVERYTHING. Can we keep her for the rest of the season? The series? Why can’t this have been the entire episode?
  11. Charming took the news that Hook killed his father pretty well. Suspiciously well for someone who tried to shank senior citizen King George for that last episode– I think screaming: “I can never forgive you!” was involved. I guess this is a “next episode” kind of thing?
  12. This episode wrote-off three hot POC guys (Jafar, Nemo, and Aesop). When they said Snow White was a big part of the show they were talking about the character, right? 
  13. Gideon Gold is a graduate of the James Bond Villain school of Extra-ness: he probably stalked the real Aesop, read up on being a mixologist, practiced making cocktails, disguised himself as a marketer and told Aesop to print up 2 for 1 flyers to increase sales by 20%, and personally *poofed* to Regina’s house to deliver the coupon. Why couldn’t he just have asked Emma for help– Villain Union Rules? P.S If he wanted to make Emma cry, all he needed was do was show her this season’s ratings. (Too mean?)

In short: This episode gets an A for Aesop Effort but an F for Failing to Keep My Interest. Here’s hoping next episode is a bit more compelling. I want a S7, dammit!

anonymous asked:

What do you think about Brian Michael Bendis?

I like a lot of his work - his creator-owned stuff is great, I love his run on Ultimate Spiderman, and even some of his newer Marvel stuff like All-New X-Men - but I think he’s got some flaws as a writer that become much more visible when he writes a team book or an event. 

The first flaw that bothers me is that Bendis has a tendency to escalate the stakes way too fast and too high, rather than giving the status quo a chance to breathe and have its potentials explored. One of these days, I want to write some essays about Comics in Parallel, where I explore two series on the same topic or theme - which was inspired by reading Powers and Gotham Central at the same time. And the thing I really noticed is that Bendis went to Roland Emmerich-levels of city, world, and status quo destruction so quickly that there was nowhere to go from there.

The second flaw that bothers me - and it’s related to the first - is that Bendis is much better at innovative setups than carefully-constructed payoffs. Take All-New X-Men for example: bringing the Original Five from the 60s into the present to confront their adult selves is a great idea, but as the series went on, it became very clear that Bendis hadn’t thought of some big questions when he started. Like, what was the bad thing the X-Men were brought from the past to prevent? Did they actually prevent it? Could they go back, and if not, why? 

And you see much the same phenomenon with a lot of Bendis’ events - Secret Wars, House of M, Secret Invasion, Siege, Age of Ultron - which all start with a high-concept idea (what if Nick Fury got us into a quasi-Iraq? What if mutants ruled the world? What if Skrulls were among us? What if super-villains ruled the world) but lose the plot rather quickly and have unintended negative consequences for the status quo of the line or various books in the line. 

So while I like much of Bendis’ work, he’s also one of the main reasons why I stopped reading Marvel for a decade.