we made a resolution


Go! I’ll be right behind you.

New Year’s Eve and we are all
holding flutes of cheap champagne,
with people we don’t know
or don’t care for, or we wish we could 
just leave behind with this year
and we are all toasting,
glasses raised above crooked halos. 

Here’s to the friends we lost,
the friends that left us behind,
the friends we haven’t met yet
and the friends that are bound 
to be more than.

Here’s to the knives wedged 
between shoulder blades 
and blood slick ribs,
grazing our hearts as we breathe.
Here’s to the pain
that made us stronger.

Here’s to the resolutions we didn’t keep,
the ones we will make again
and again and again,
but habits are hard to break.
Here’s to consistency.

Here’s to the lips we kissed,
bruised, bit, lavished
and all the lips we will come
in contact with in the future.
Here’s to love.

Here’s to the scars
and the pieces of ourselves
we had to cut off to make it,
the fractures of glass that we are leaving
in this hellhole of a year.

Here’s to the unknown,
the smiles and the tears and the laughs
we haven’t had yet.
Here’s to next year, the New Year,
hopefully it will be better
and we will learn just as much.

—  Honest Toasts for the New Year || O.L.

Summary: T’Challa breaks things off with you, even though he knows he can’t stop loving you, but he has a country to reign over and responsibilities. But soon discovers that he cannot live without you.

Word Count: 1,803

Warnings: None.

A/N: This is for @it-takes-courage-to-be-you! Hope you all like it. Let me know!

Originally posted by mancandykings

(Dem shoulders tho)

T’Challa’s heart skipped a few beats. He took your wrist, slowly turning your hand and pressing his palm to yours. His breath hitched as you leaned forward a pressed a kiss to his cheek. Tonight was a rare day off, one which he could spend in your company, laughing and talking about everything and anything, mostly what had nothing to do with royal protocols and running a country.

“What’s on your mind?” you murmured, tracing a finger across his furrowed brow before playfully tapping his nose.

A deep chuckle reverberated through his chest and he turned to press his lips against your hand. The softness of them sent a jolt of pleasure through you and you beamed at him.

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Somewhere in My Car

Summary: Dean thinks back on his relationship with you and realizes he made a big mistake by letting you go. Requested by @lionhearthero (Sorry I took over a year to write this, hon. I hope you like!)

Word Count: 2,959

Warnings: None.

A/N: Damn, I missed Dean Winchester. I hope you all enjoy this! <3 Positive feedback is appreciated!

Music always relaxed Dean, seeping into his nerves, easing the tension in his limbs and making each breath he took easier. Even if the stakes were high and his life was in danger, music helped and Dean always let it take him far away from his present situation.

He wished it could do this now. He tapped his thumbs on the steering wheel, knowing well that his grip around it was a little too tight, too tense. Yet no matter what song came on, he couldn’t relax. Nothing would make his mind wander away from the thoughts that had been plaguing him ever since Sam had brought the subject up.

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Theory time: Komaeda is Tengan’s other “project”

Hi, yes, hello, I am here with a wild theory that might be proven totally wrong, but makes total sense to me, so FOLLOW ALONG.

First of all, there’s this scene from episode 5 of Mirai Hen. Tengan told Munakata that he was wrong to think that killing all of the Despairs would birth hope. For that end, “they” began "the project”. Munakata interprets what he says as the Kamukura Project, but then Tengan replies with “Yes, there’s that” as if there were some other project. I’m sure people have noticed this before.

In English it’s not very obvious. For clarification, what he says is “そんなものあったな” which does indeed imply that there’s something besides the Kamukura Project. A clearer way of wording his line would’ve been “Well, there’s that too.”

Now, since it hasn’t been clear up until now what that other project might be, I’m here to propose the idea that Komaeda was involved.

“Komaeda?” you say. “But there’s no way he’ll come back! There are only a couple episodes left!”

It wouldn’t be a twist if you could catch it that easily.

Ah, hm, you know… Wasn’t this whole episode kind of weird? There were a lot of things in it that made me think that we would see a resolution to Komaeda’s character eventually. For instance, when Yukizome slaps him and says he isn’t trash, it made me think that we’d see the moment when he finally realizes he isn’t trash. Likewise, there was the scene where he ran into the big dog that had once been a small dog, something that was the opposite of his stated beliefs about the world. Not to mention, there was also the part at the end where Yukizome told the class to give him a warm welcome when he returned - which they have not yet. All of these scenes are unresolved as they are. They were meant to push Komaeda forward, but they haven’t yet.

On a related note…

That scene where Yukizome spoke to Komaeda was very visually similar to this scene between Hinata and Nanami in the previous episode. As we already know, Nanami’s words weren’t able to prevent Hinata from joining the Kamukura Project. I wonder if Yukizome’s words were able to stop Komaeda from making a similar decision… NOW THEN, CARRYING ON.

Now here’s where things get really interesting. Kirigiri Jin was always the one who most strongly supported the random selection of a “lucky” student. We know this from the novel “Naegi Makoto’s Worst Day Ever” (which Kodaka insisted that everyone read for some reason before this episode…) Jin had to struggle to get the school committee (you know, those creepy guys who sat around in a dark room awaiting Hinata’s decision) to select another lucky student for the 78th class (Naegi). However… He convinced them by bringing up Komaeda.

Yeah… Komaeda. The one who they wanted to expel, apparently.

Why would they change their minds and agree to accepting another lucky student after being reminded of the guy who could’ve blown up the whole school? Furthermore, they sounded intimidated by him. As soon as he was mentioned, they stopped talking. Mind you, Jin was using Komaeda as a selling point to them. That sounds like some strange logic to me. If I were him, I would’ve wanted to make sure everyone forgot about that incident.

Jin reminded them of Komaeda - a danger to himself and everyone around him - and yet that made them agree to having another lucky student despite their intimidation. These were men who thought luck was a totally useless “talent”, but suddenly they changed their minds when they remembered its immense and destructive capabilities.

This might just be me overthinking things here. The word he says here is “shuubousha” (首謀者) but the word the series usually uses for “mastermind” is “kuromaku” (黒幕). They both mean the same thing, though. I do think that Tengan was the mastermind of the DR3 killing game, but this line still made me go “Wait, what?”

Kizakura said “Luck is scary, ain’t it?” and there was this very slow zoom in on Komaeda’s profile image as if it were something significant that we were supposed to focus on and think about. Insert shots are important like that. That kind of line combined with that kind of shot would have been more likely to be seen before Komaeda did something “scary”. So what else is there?

I’ll also point out that Komaeda’s picture is cast in shadow. People have mentioned this about other shots in the show relating to the Despairs.

This insert shot of Komaeda’s class profile picture reminded me a lot of…

This shot of Hinata’s. (Which is very bright. I wonder if that’s significant?)

Following his suspension, Komaeda was missing for six months.

So was Hinata - because Hinata was involved in the Kamukura Project.

There’s just too much suspicion surrounding Komaeda’s absence. I ended up writing an entire story about it and I realized that everything that happens - from Komaeda being on a plane when he’s terrified of planes to his inexplicable knowledge when he returns to school - can be explained if you assume that he was a part of the Kamukura Project or some similar project. You know, like that other one that Tengan didn’t mention by name.

Throughout the series, I’ve wondered what Hope’s Peak’s fascination with luck was about. Hope and despair are nebulous ideas, but they’re treated like physical things with tangible power in the DR universe. Luck is treated the exact same way. Remember, Komaeda introduces himself in SDR2 by saying “I am Luck.” His SHSL title is literally “Ultimate (Good) Luck”, which sounds very similar to Ultimate Despair and Ultimate Hope.

Wouldn’t it be something if that other project was based around luck instead of hope?

Like, really think about it with me for a second here. Kamukura is probably NOT what the original founder of Hope’s Peak had envisioned when he created the academy for the purpose of cultivating a “perfect genius”. Kamukura is an emotionless killing machine.

And then there’s Komaeda, who appears to be capable of doing anything as long as his luck permits. Hmm… If only they could harness that somehow… That sure sounds like something the committee (and most likely Tengan) would have been interested in.

By the way, as a neato note, Tengan mentioned the other project in episode 5 of Mirai Hen. That came directly after Komaeda blew up the gym in episode 4 of Zetsubou Hen. As we know, whatever happens in one episode is relevant to the one after it.

One last thing…

What Komaeda said here was “君は…?” That could have been “Who are you?” like the subs assumed, but when I first watched it raw, I interpreted it as “You’re…?” In other words, the line is just ambiguous enough to let you assume that he may have recognized him.

Oh, and if you’re worried about Komaeda still being a Despair or a bad guy now…

Here’s another insert shot from episode 7 that vouches for his innocence.

Yeah, Saionji. I wonder what he was doing.

The Butterfly Effect

I said I wasn’t going to write anything else, and this will show you why, because it’s tripe :/

I’ve never been to Dubai or Bali, or scuba-dived, so if this makes no sense, blame google! 

Read it on AO3 or here. 

No warnings except for poor quality and excess length.

So they say that when a butterfly flaps its wings in New Mexico, it causes a hurricane in China.

Another way to put that: when you go shopping in London, you fall in love in Bali.

I’d never have fallen in love if it wasn’t for that new year’s resolution.

No, wait, that’s not the start, let’s begin again. It all started when there was nothing on at the cinema.

No, let’s go back another stage… See when that chaos butterfly started flapping its wings.

I’m only in love, because he cheated. No not him, not the guy I’m in love with now. The other guy. The first one. The creep, the jerk I stayed with too long because I was afraid of everything. The guy who, I can see now, belittled me, and treated me like crap. I’m in love with this guy now, because of that guy. Maybe I should thank him?

So, let’s start at the beginning. The day I finished my Christmas shopping too early. Maybe, just maybe, if I’d taken longer, things would have been different. There’s that butterfly flapping its wings. I’d told Brock I’d be out of the house all day, I was going to go tackle all my Christmas shopping in one day, the first of December, maybe catch a film after to celebrate, get home around 10 at night. That was the plan. Then, flap flap flutter… I was on a roll, I had half the shopping done before I stopped for coffee. Had a cake to celebrate, made a list, set off for the other half. I was like a demon, in and out of the shops, that for Mum, that for Dad, that and that and that for Brock, because, well, we were in love, weren’t we?

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All the fics I’ve been meaning to rec over the past few months that I just haven’t gotten to! Plus some personal thoughts on the fics themselves. This is a general reminder to focus on positive things, take a breaks from social media if you are feeling anxious or unnerved, and to just be good to yourselves, please. 

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Blind Date (CS AU Halloween Fic)

I don’t even  know where this came from. But here, have some Halloween smut if you’re at home tonight instead of out in costume. (Or if you’re at home in costume)

Rated M. 4,000+ words. 

January 1st, 2:36 am

“You need a resha… rezz-sho-lotion thingie Em-mah.” Mary Margaret declared.

“They’re stupid.” Emma replied.

“No sh-isn’t.” Her friend slurred. They had rung in the new year with copious amounts of alcohol; Emma noted the four empty bottles of wine between them.

“Fine. You pick one for me.” Emma gave in. She wasn’t sure if it was the alcohol talking or the likelihood that Mary Margaret wouldn’t remember the conversation in the morning.

Mary Margaret clapped her hands together like a child. “Datesh. You will say yes to datesh.”

“What?” Emma exclaimed.

“You told me to pick. I picked. Promish?” Mary Margaret fixed her with an impressive glare for her very inebriated state.

Emma held out her pinkie. “Promise.”

October 30th

Her fingers twisted around the keys in the pocket of her red leather jacket as the toes on her right foot tapped impatiently against the pavement. Why the hell did I agree to this? She asked herself, pulling her cell phone out of the back pocket of her jeans to check the time. Oh right, that stupid resolution.

7:44 p.m.

Somehow she had allowed Mary Margaret to talk her into meeting a blind date at the movie theater the day before Halloween. In their small town, blockbuster movies came few and far between. Instead the theater was showing marathons of horror movies. Which she hated.

Actually, loathed was probably a better term. Emma Swan did everything in her power to avoid everything associated with the Halloween holiday. She hadn’t been trick or treating since she was six years old. She stepped foot into a haunted house once when she was twelve and vowed she would never subject herself to such torture again. But movies were the worst. The blood, the gore, the suspense music, the fact that the characters did the absolute opposite of everything they were supposed to do. Hop in the running car and drive to safety? No that, would be too easy when they could hide in the barn full of chainsaws instead.

“Are you Emma?” An accented voice asked, pulling her out of her thoughts.

In front of her stood one of, if not the most, attractive men she had ever encountered in her nearly three decades of life on this planet. She couldn’t believe that Mary Margaret failed to mention that little tidbit of information. He was around six foot tall, inky black hair that looked like he had spent hours running his fingers through it, piercing blue eyes and a few days worth of stubble covered a sharp jawline. The next thing she noticed was the unusual amount of chest hair on display. He wore a black leather jacket over a black button up shirt with the buttons undone to nearly his sternum. The silver of his belt buckle contrasted against the dark jeans he wore. Realizing she was checking out a complete stranger and still hadn’t responded to him, she raised her eyes back to his and found him smirking, eyebrow raised. Heat flooded her cheeks.

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BMP Fanfic: The Maiden and The Prince

Keith Alford: The Maiden and the Prince

Inspired by Into the Woods
(Quick drabble, may rewrite the whole thing again in more details.)


It was a moment of passion, it was a spur of lust, it was an accident.

Yet there was someone else in his eyes. Someone that was no longer her.


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“It doesn’t matter whick block we get… there is only one goal. And we made the resolution to take that step. Since our goal is the place everyone dreams of it won’t be an easy path. Every team works hard for the sake of victory.”