Each morning you awake
Examine your locked metal gate
That binds up your heart
Within the cemented rock wall.
You walk away to go about your day
Feeling incomplete yet stand tall.
Your smile tells no part
Of tears you believe are your fate
And search to fill the ache
Chapter summary: Rose Tyler, internet food critic of local fame, writes a review on the new restaurant in town.
We’ve entered the fourth week of
October, and although my intention was to continue my search for the
perfect sticky toffee pudding, my dessert train was derailed when I
walked through the doors of a little hole in the wall known simply as
The Blue Box.
On such a rare, warm fall day, with the
leaves especially golden against the backdrop of a bright blue sky, I
was ready for something sweet and warm. But when I perused the menu,
I was caught off guard by three little words.
What are some Au's you would love to see for kakagai, gaalee and shikacho?
I love Naruto AUs anon and come up with a lot of them that I am ultimately too lazy to write. Right now my top would have to be:
Kakagai Community College AU: Where Kakashi is a librarian who sometimes teaches creative writing and Gai teaches physical therapy and also coaches. It’s an open secret among the faculty and staff that the two of them are head over heels for each other. Kakashi spends all his time hanging around Gai making sad puppy eyes at him. Gai is constantly buying Kakashi coffee and eating lunch with him, but neither one of them will just come right out and admit they want to ask the other on a date. So they’re basically just stuck being ridiculous at each other and basically ruin everyone around them’s lives over it. Plus there was that one (notorious) time Gai took off his shirt for some reason and Kakashi walked into a wall.
Gaalee Gym Buddies AU: Where Gaara starts working out to give his life some structure and help with his panic attacks and general anxiety/trauma induced tendency to go without sleeping or eating for far too long. Lee is the disabled, trans owner of the gym Gaara goes to who is also a competitive weightlifter/strongman competitor/martial artist. Since both of the have atypical schedules, they’re usually in the gym together at really weird times when there are not a lot of other people around. At first, Gaara just comes in and runs on the treadmills or uses the rowing machine but eventually, he wants to start lifting weights so Lee shows him how to use the equipment. They end up working out together and becoming each other’s support/accountability buddies. Gaara goes to Lee’s competitions to give him moral support and Lee reminds Gaara that’s okay if he has a bad day (week) and him to go off his eating schedule.They end up meeting up outside of the gym too and Lee introduces Gaara to his massive collection of 70s-80s martial arts movies and Gaara shows Lee is cactus and succulents. They talk about growing up with body issues and being made to feel like their bodies were wrong/broken/not their own and working through that. Eventually, Lee introduces Gaara to his (sort of) siblings and his Dads and Gaara introduces Lee to his own siblings. Everyone just kind of assumes they’re a couple. All of their friends just assume they’re a couple and invite them out together. Eventually, Lee is just like “are we a couple?” and Gaara’s like “yes, yes we are.” Lee basically breaks down and becomes incoherent with joy and Gaara becomes really afraid he said the Wrong Thing until Lee finally managed to choke out how happy he is. Then he sends Neji, Tenten and Gai a text message that’s basically just a string of every heart and crying face emoji he can find.
Shikacho Modern Day Smalltown AU: Where Shika had a high powered job and was engaged to be married and then self-sabotaged so badly because of his anxiety/depression/other mental health issues that he ended up losing all that and having to move back to the small town where he grew up. While there he reconnects with a bunch of his childhood friends including Chouji who now runs his families restaurant and is an out and proud, small business owning functional adult. Shikamaru is basically a deeply closeted, self-hating, depressed mess. Still, they hang out, talking, playing video games. Chouji eventually convinces Shikamaru to get some help, see a therapist, and learn some decent non-self destructive coping strategies. Kiba’s all like “Dude you need to get a dog. A dog could really help you.” Shikamaru’s like “that sound like the kind of thing a man with too many dogs would say in order to con me into taking one.” And Kiba’s like “no for real, a dog could be really great for you I know some therapy dogs I helped train let me introduce you to one.” Shikamaru is skeptical but he ends up hanging out with the dog and him and the dog become low key best friends. Shikamaru also ends up hanging out at Chouji’s restaurant a lot and they go on walks (with the dog) and hang out. Sometimes they go out with friends; usually, karaoke (blame Naruto) and Shikamaru never sings but he does spend a lot of time pretending he’s not blushing and staring whenever Chouji sings because he’s got a really deep, beautiful singing voice. Slowly Shikamaru comes to realize he’s been in love with Chouji since they were kids. He has a bisexual coming out crisis (That Ino walks him through via phone) but does end up asking Chouji out. And of course, Chouji says yes.
Oh my googoo. You are taller than I thought! I am so used to the cute guys on tumblr being like,. 5'4" or something like that so when someone who isn't a walking wall of muscle that is honestly, kinda too scary to talk to, and is tall, possibly taller than me, its like... Jesus take the whole fuckin car yo
I wonder, how many hours I walked in circles around in my room.
Hitting the wall here,
Hitting my wardrobe there,
Fighting the air,
Just to get all that aggressions out of me.
And I wonder even more, what happens if this isn’t enough anymore
And to be honest it isn’t enough already.
It never was.
Glitch looked at the crumpled form below him, his boots once again collided with the crumbled form and the force slung them into the wall. His face held no emotion as he forced the person to meet his gaze. “Are you crazy? Must be crazy if you think we start again.”
Anti pushed off the wall and walked to stand at his right side, a knife twirling in his grasp. “Don’t hold your breath, I ain’t /yer/ mister. You ain’t laughin I ain’t smokin.” He easily buried his blade into the others neck, a shrieking sound leaving the poor form on the floor as Glitch held them in place.
The Incredibles 2 is coming soon, matter of fact June 15, 2018, is the official release date.
At Comic-Con some viewers were able to get a sneak peek preview of Bob a.k.a Mr. Incredible being a stay-at-home dad with Jack Jack, as Elastigirl went off to fight some bad guys. In this clip viewers were able to witness the immense superpowers Jack Jack acquires between laser vision, walking through walls, duplicating, fire, and the countless other powers that even the Incredibles seems to be scratching their heads about.
The Incredibles 2 will be picking up exactly where The Incredibles (2004) left off.
Generally released animation looks its worst this year, and the Beauty and the Beast remake certainly doesn’t help, so it’s a good thing (for us, at least) that Anime Limited and Manga are working together on a once-a-month strategy to bring current anime releases as well as a 20th anniversary re-release of Perfect Blue to select, big-name cinemas across the UK as alternatives to crass Hollywood junk. In This Corner of the World, Napping Princess and Lu Over the Wall, for example, are slated to compete with Despicable Me 3, The Nut Job 2 and The Star. This trend kicked off with last year’s release of Makoto Shinkai’s masterpiece Your Name, which will open in the States next week to save us all from Smurf terror. So mark your calendars, obviously.
At 3:05 am, Izuku did something he hadn’t done in the last
He logged out of his HeroForum account.
It was a forum he’d stumbled upon back in middle school, on
the recommendation of a friend-of-a-friend, and he’d lost four straight nights
of sleep that first week digging in deeper and farther to what it offered. He
dug until he was commenting on All Might
Quirk Theory threads that were three-years-dead, until he made a name for
himself almost overnight as an overwhelming bastion of hero trivia.
The forum had only grown in the meantime. It blew up at
every skirmish. It tracked hero movements moment by moment, pinning locations
and encouraging other members in the area to flock if they could. One time, it
was shut down for an entire week when a thirteen year old boy stumbled into villain
cross-fire while trying to follow the forum’s pin on the hero Momentum.
The HeroForum was Izuku’s everything for keeping tabs on the
world he loved. Even after meeting All Might, even after his acceptance to UA, “MightyBoy64”s
presence didn’t falter. In fact, Izuku fantasized about the day that he, as a
pro hero, revealed himself to be in charge of the MightBoy64 alias. He fantasized
about how loyal fans and avid readers would burst to learn one of the forum’s
biggest names had gone pro through UA.
Izuku now tucked those fantasies away in the back of his
mind. Embarrassed, or ashamed, or maybe just disgusted.
At 3:05 am, MightyBoy64 logged out. And he would not come
Instead Izuku put his phone in his pocket. And he rose from
the couch in the Class 1-A dorm living room. He navigated to Shouto Todoroki’s
room, and he knocked. At 3:07 am, Shouto
“Can I come in?” Izuku asked. All the room’s lights were on,
a soft glow against the tatami mat flooring.
“Yeah,” Shouto answered. He didn’t ask why.
Izuku walked in, aimless at first, before choosing the wall
across from Shouto’s desk and sitting cross-legged on the floor, back leaning
against it for support. His phone burned in his pocket.
“I was studying for the English test Monday, but I can’t
practice dialogue out loud on my own,” Izuku said. He uncrossed his legs and
recrossed them more comfortably. “Are you busy? Want to practice with me?”
Shouto sat down again at his desk. He considered it. “Okay.”
Izuku’s fingers twitched, itched, possessed with the
subconscious desire to take his phone back out and consume the HeroForum posts
like a starved dog digging into fresh meat. He couldn’t help it. It was in his
Especially as the hero scandal of the decade was unfolding.
Whole forums had crashed under the weight of debate. And
HeroForum had swelled to near bursting in the last 12 hours as more and more
fans flocked to gossip and argue and pry and wring forth every last drop of
information they could about the chaos unfolding in the hero world.
Affairs struck the hero world on occasion. Fights between
heroes and reporters, displays of public drunkenness, petit theft, public
indecency. Silly yarns of gossip that got hero fans through the day were the
This was the first time a hero had been arrested under the
accusation of rampant, violent child-abuse.
This was the first time a scandal had struck a hero whose
name was known to every breathing person in Japan.
And this was the second time a #1 ranked hero had fallen.
All Might only months prior in a battle that obliterated the last of his power.
And Endeavor now, shackled and jailed under allegations of
child abuse, felled by an accusation which had been filed by his own
up-and-coming hero son, who stated in his only public address that he just hadn’t
ever felt heroic enough before to do what needed to be done.
And the name Shouto
Todoroki exploded across every forum site imaginable. Izuku had seen it
all. Izuku felt sick to his stomach.
Clips of the televised UA Sports Festival were passed around
with fervor, every frame inspected for the sake of passing judgement on Endeavor’s
son. Every quirk of Shouto’s eyebrow, every shift of his eyes, every tilt of
the head—was it the body language of an abused child? Of a liar? Of an
attention-seeker? Of someone looking to destroy
his father and take his place in the public eye?
Fiery callous rants tore away at the character of Shouto
Todoroki; others dissected Enji Todoroki, and explained how from the very start
the man should have been pegged a monster. Threads hit their post limit.
Servers crashed. Fan sites of Endeavor came under storm.
“Midnight’s-Man-X” called it petty for Shouto to accuse the
father that he no longer lived with. “AllSuperFan100” lauded it as brave. “HeroMight12”
wrote a rant, 13,500 words in length, about how the state of the world could
not afford to lose another #1 hero so quickly, given how unstable the
environment had only just become, how many more lives may be at risk now, and
that it was ultimately selfish for Shouto to rob Japan of its #1 hero so soon
after All Might’s fall.
MightyBoy64 tried once, just once, to explain why Shouto had
done the right thing. Why letting his father cement his role as the #1 hero
would be wrong. Why Enji Todoroki deserved to face justice for what he did, in
the face of the overwhelming of evidence against him in the form of Enji’s own
meticulously-documented “training plan” which he had put Shouto through.
And Izuku had been too horrified by the replies to try to
argue any further. Because all of them, whether agreeing or not, did something
vicious to Shouto Todoroki. They reduced him to a character, a prop, a toy to
be tossed about and chewed over and twisted in favor their own political view.
Shouto Todoroki wasn’t real to these people.
And maybe, if Izuku had never come to UA, Shouto Todoroki wouldn’t
have been real to him either.
So he’d logged out, and forced the forums from his mind, and
sat now on the smooth ridged tatami matting, his fingers trailing along its
bumps. Izuku watched Shouto’s face, his scar thin and stretched at the edges,
his cheeks round and soft under the lamplight. His bangs were loose and messy,
as though Shouto had been running his fingers through his hair too often lately,
and his eyes were lined in a bruising purple, as though he were a real person
wrung through the stress of being reduced to a prop at the hands of millions of
“…Present Mic said we just need to hold a conversation with
him using 20 vocab words from this unit. I’ll start,” Izuku said. He pushed
himself higher against the wall, and he breathed in deep, thinking about the
English sounds he struggled most to pronounce. “Are you alright, Todoroki-kun?”
Shouto looked at him, silent a moment. Then answered in
Japanese, “Isn’t this unit on vacation activities?”
“I’m getting there.” Izuku leaned forward, more heart in his
words. “How are you feeling, Todoroki-kun?
Aren’t you tired?”
Shouto still hesitated, though not as long this time.
“No. I’m not tired.
“No, I’m not. I will
stay here with you, and practice English, so we will do well on the test. What
is your favorite ice cream flavor?”
Shouto looked down at his desk briefly. Izuku caught a
glimpse of papers that looked far too official for UA class notes. His eyes
flickered to the laptop open next to them, displaying a blank new tab, though the
row of tabs along the top suggested an endless cascade of news articles open on
Shouto eased the laptop shut, pushed his chair away from his
desk, and he stood. He moved to Izuku and lowered himself to the floor, leaning
against the wall, until the pent up tension in his shoulders eased, and the
back of his head touched the wall, and he breathed deep. His whole body became
something smaller, and more child-like, and more relaxed. The exhaustion in his
eyes became something just a bit less tense.
“I like chocolate ice
cream best, Midoriya-kun. How about you?”