we are the stories we live!

Really what was happening through this whole process was that the world that we are building and the heroes that we are creating no longer belong to us, so the fans of Overwatch, through fanfiction, through cosplay, through the most amazing fanart I’ve ever seen, started to take over the worldbuilding and the intellectual propriety from us. You can ask the Overwatch fans who’s dating who in the Overwatch line-up and it’s actually kind of amazing. They have stories for all of the heroes and what their love-lives are, and we love it. We think it’s the best thing ever that it belongs them. We now think of ourselves as the custodians of the Overwatch world. We are taking care of it for what our community is going to create for moving forward.
—  Jeff Kaplan at the D.I.C.E Summit 2017

He didn’t deserve to have a forceful rape and abandonment be the story behind his paternity. He didn’t deserve to become an orphan and watch his mother die. He didn’t deserve to be accused of murdering her. He didn’t deserve the life he lived, he doesn’t deserve to be sold out like this aND HE DAMN SURE DIDN’T DESERVE TO GO OUT LIKE THAT.

Originally posted by mrsfefeninja

Anyone who thinks a little thing like an engagement or a marriage will stop people shipping Swan Queen doesn’t understand femslash fandom at all. We know our couples hardly ever get together on screen - we are, believe it or not, aware of the profound heteronormativity of the society we live in. But fortunately we also know that whatever happens on screen is only the beginning of the story. Especially a marriage, which is seldom even the halfway point in actual people’s lives, let alone their happy ending. Het shippers know this too - or else why would they write fanfic? But a select few of the least pleasant conveniently forget it when they think they can use a marriage as some absolute and incontrovertible proof of ‘victory’ that will silence those pesky femslash fans.

Swan Queen fandom *is* shrinking, but mainly because of the declining quality of a show that was never very good to begin with. And also because of how shabbily the production has treated them. I know I’ve only watched about half the episodes in the last couple of years and there isn’t a single one coming up that I have any interest in.

But Swan Queen? That will always be one of my ships, just the way Bering & Wells is. Just the way Xena is. Swan Queen was and will continue to be a great story that had the misfortune to be trapped in a third-rate show written by fourth-rate hacks. Luckily in a few months or at most a year my ship will be entirely free of its anchor.

I will stop flirting with my work crush when she stops flirting with me. Some of the things she says and does are just… THAT’S NOT STRAIGHT ACTIVITY!

Today we were working close to each other for the third day in a row and I said, “So are you gonna work behind me all week?” And she went, “Yeah. It’s my comfort zone.” Then she freaking WINKED.

Then later we were talking about how one of our former coworkers is now stripping for a living and she said, “Oh well I mean she is quite curvy and a lot of guys…. uh PEOPLE… like that.” For some reason I found that ridiculously cute and sweet.

Ugh this is no good.

They have stories for all of the heroes and what their love-lives are, and we love it. We think it’s the best thing ever that it belongs them. We now think of ourselves as the custodians of the Overwatch world. We are taking care of it for what our community is going to create for moving forward.”

well pharah is shipped with girls 99% of the time and because ow belongs to us now it’s canon she’s gay, sorry i don’t make the rules

ive only realized this recently but thalassa and apollo’s stories run very similarly. they’re both bombarded with pain and loss that they very rarely tend to show, but let out at unexpected times. they both have extremely frayed family relationships and especially strange paternal ones. their relationships with other people have proven to be dangerous a lot of the time (zak and valant, however unwittingly, almost killing her while phoenix and kristoph, one more well-intention than the other, endanger apollo’s career and possibly his wellbeing). jove dying had an extremely profound, lifelong effect on both of them.

they also both had extremely unorthodox upbringings. we don’t know the full story of why thalassa ran away from the gramaryes, but we can gather from her young age at apollo’s birth that she was probably unhappy with them. she was always living in a family tradition, not unlike apollo growing up as a defiant dragon (although perhaps much less unhealthy). 

now they’re both trying to cope with all the chaos that’s surrounded them and probably need each other more than ever but thalassa’s anxieties have led to her pushing her only remaining family away.

the main issue is that theyre a mother and son both constantly hurt by death and destruction, all really beginning with the one death that both linked and separated them: jove’s.


My Snooooookkkkkiiiiiieeeee 💕💕💕(Older Bro Shawn) is in town ! 

This morning, we went to this new cafe down the street from my place, grab some grub and talk about our lives. 

Side Note: I can’t believe he cut his dreads and grew his beard out. We wouldn’t be use if we didnt take our silly pictures. We had an awesome view of some guy getting pat down by the po po. lol


Rose (@crossedbeams), thank you so much for tagging me! (I’m writing this between tasks at work, so I hope this isn’t too much of a mess. And I’m picking three, because I couldn’t narrow it down to one!)

My sister

Growing up, we hated each other. We are completely different in every way possible & sharing a room didn’t help our relationship either :). I never could’ve imagined as child that I would choose to spend time with my sister. But now? Now, I can’t go a day without talking with her. And though our lives could not be more different (she’s married with 2 little boys, living in a 2-story house in a quiet neighborhood, while I’m single, living in a 1-bedroom apartment in a large city, working 2 jobs), she is my go-to person for everything. For advice. For laughs. To vent my frustrations. To fawn over baby girl clothes for our soon-to-be-here niece. She is the most tender-hearted person I know. And she has a wicked sense of humor & always has me laughing. As opposite as we are, we fit together perfectly. We rarely tire of each other’s company. And we’d each drop whatever we are doing if the other needed us.

My best friend

Sometimes there are people that come into your life with a bang, so unexpectedly and powerfully that you don’t know what’s hit you. This is my person. We met 10 years ago and realized we lived 2 blocks from each other. I can’t tell you how many meals we’ve shared, or movies we’ve seen together, or how many times we’ve sat on each other’s couches sharing our fears, our thoughts, our secrets. A year and a half ago, she moved half way across the country & I desperately miss her in my daily life. This is a friend who saw my creative spirit & encouraged me to start my own online business. And she was my very first Etsy customer. She unabashedly speaks truth to me, even if it’s not what I want to hear. She has walked with me through joy and through tears. When my nephew passed away & I urgently needed to travel back to my family (100 miles away), she without hesitation gave me her car to use for as long as I needed, because that was the quickest way I could get home. Never mind that she was 9 months pregnant & she and her husband had to juggle their schedules without one of their cars. We’re still trying to figure out this long-distance friendship thing, but thankfully we’re showing each other grace in all the missteps along the way.

My Co-workers

I work for a non-profit. We’re a small organization, only 4 of us on staff, all women. And though we may be small in size, we are huge in our industry. We host/run one of the largest music competitions in the world. In addition to the 4 of us, there is a group of 3 additional women who come on board and help run the competition weekend with us. We’re scattered all over the country, but for one weekend, we all come together & joyfully work side by side to run this huge event. It’s an exhausting weekend, but it’s always one of the highlights of my year. We work well together, we know each other’s strengths & weaknesses and can jump in at a moment’s notice to fill in where needed. We are always making each other laugh. And we’re always sad at the end when we have to say goodbye. Last year, we were given these bracelets that had the Wonder Woman logo on them. How apropos, because we are Wonder Women indeed.

anonymous asked:

Ok I just went back and looked at the original cs adventure spoiler. Adam's responding to cs's separation in 6x10. And straight up says "whether or not emma and hook are together in the finale is not the question to be asking" "the real qs.. At this point if the adventure is them separated and working towards some common goal, Adam is being super disingenuous. Like responding to upset over them being separated again and promising an adventure for them, only for them to be separated for it eek!

It’s like the whole engagement spoiler being out after the meltdown that followed episode 6x10. No one asked, but now we’re expecting. Adam volunteered that, so I hope he’s prepared to live with his words.

No one cares for alternative facts, we want facts, end of story.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.