whatever else the kids are into these days

So Cisco OBVIOUSLY has a social media set up for heroes to share posts with each other I mean: 

  • It starts out with just the Star Labs group but honestly they all work together and that’s no fun so he adds the Arrow crew on.
    • Then they get to the Legends and then Cisco figures out how to make the program accessible to other Earths, so Kara and Co have accounts set up as well. 
      • Barry oddly is in a group chat with himself and two other Barrys????? 
    • See if they have Len and Mick in there now, they have to have Lisa in on the network as well. 
      • “Cisco, you let Golden Glider add us?” “She was very…persuasive!” (She sent him a kissy emoji.) 
  • And then, if you have three Rogues on there, you have to have all the Rogues on the network. 
    • Hartley is a little offended that he wasn’t on there already (it’s because when he’s not sharing current events news stories with the caption “makes me wish I was a villain again” he’s posting 3-year-old memes). 
    • Livewire hacks in and probably inserts herself into every account for a day before Winn and Cisco kick her off. 
    • So now they have a bunch of criminals on their superhero version of Facebook and somehow no one cares. 
  • Thea has somehow linked up with Lisa Snart and now the two PM each other talking about how annoying the heroes can be and they’re thinking of video chatting each other?? bc why not. 
  • Kara keeps geotagging her location and everyone else screams because KARA NO STOP DOING THAT
    • Her entire account is selfies with little kids dressed as Supergirl though and no one can bear to attack in her location. 
      • She’ll also find kids dressed up as villains and tag the respective criminal in the post (Cold was surprised there were kids dressed up as him but also very pleased). 
  • Shawna probably posts pictures of herself with whatever she’s stolen for the day. 
    • She posts a picture with 5 things from the Central City Museum and captions it as “@flash what’s good bitch” 
  • The Legends team is the biggest group of losers and they’ll be the ones sending push notifications to everyone else for random games 24/7. 
    • “WHO IS NATE HEYWOOD AND WHY IS HE SENDING ME REQUESTS TO JOIN DRAGON CITY.” 
    • Amaya connects with Mari online and lemme tell you, getting lives from your dead grandmother on Candy Crush is the weirdest experience Mari has ever had. 
    • Since they totally have phones that work all throughout time and space the team also has a bunch of games downloaded from like, 2060 so their push notifications just glitch up the whole system.
  • Honestly most of the Rogues probably do this??? Lisa posts a picture of herself with a bracelet and tags the entire Flash team and makes her status “really love my bracelet. The price was a STEAL!” 
    • Barry: “It’s a nice bracelet Lisa!” 
    • Barry: “Wait. Lisa what do you mean by STEAL????” 
    • Lisa: ;) 
    • Barry: “LISA “ 
  • Pictures are a mess. They’re supposed to have their costumes on but no one ever pays attention to that rule. 
    • Jax definitely has a selfie of the team grinning in front of a captured Legion of Doom. He tags everyone in it. Including the aforementioned villains. 
    • Ray posts his 5 billion selfies of himself on the moon. 
      • Barry: Wait is that Thawne in the background. 
      • Ray: Barry I’m on the moon can you focus on the important part here? 
      • Oliver: Should you really be posting your face, Ray? 
      • Ray: I’m legally dead, Oliver. 
50 life lessons:
1. Happiness is a mood, not a destination
2. If you spend every day wishing and wondering you will only look back on your life and wish and wonder
3. That cookie won’t kill you
4. Neither will that shot of tequila
5. Everything in moderation
6. Exercise will always put you in a better mood
7. A hot shower or a long nap can cure anything
8. Spend days with the people you love
9. Tell people how you feel
10. Never give up on a dream
11. That guy/girl was not your soulmate , soulmates don’t leave you laying in your own tears alone
12. Once a cheater always a cheater
13. People do change
14. But sometimes they just become better liars
15. Jumping into a cold pool on a hot summer day is an amazing thing
16. Wear that bikini, wear that red lipstick, wear whatever the hell you want
17. So what if your thighs jiggle?
18. Never let someone else decide your life for you
19. Don’t have sex with someone you would not want to raise a kid with
20. Buying condoms is less embarrassing than buying a pregnancy test
21. You can always order yourself flowers and buy yourself chocolate
22. Jump off cliffs, go skydiving, make sure you at least feel that thrill once
23. Do not let winter cause you to be lazy and sad
24. Sometimes all you need is to clean and organize things to feel like it’s all back in place
25. Your GPA isn’t the most important thing in your life
26. It is important though, study, focus, but never put your education over your physical well being
27. Go to the doctor and dentist
28. Listen to your gut, it really knows what is best for you
29. Always talk to somebody on the phone while walking alone at night
30. Sometimes all you need to do is laugh at your mistakes and move on
31. Find your comfort food
32. Never be afraid to go home
33. If you are, find a new home
34. Life is not a puzzle, the pieces will never fit perfectly but isn’t that the point?
35. Never dull your enthusiasm
36. READ BOOKS
37. Educate yourself on current events, from more than one source
38. Wear sweatpants or dress up, your significant other shouldn’t care what you are wearing
39. Sometimes you just have to act like a child
40. Go to carnivals, go camping, have adventures
41. Go to as many festivals and concerts as possible
42. Learn how to cook simple meals
43. You won’t always have someone there, learn how to do things on your own
44. Treat animals with the respect they deserve
45. Believe in whatever religion you like or don’t, but do not shove your beliefs on others
46. Watch as many movies as you can
47. Music is the gateway to the souls
48. Summer nights with friends are always the best
49. True friends aren’t always true friends, if they talk gossip with you they will talk gossip about you
50. Always smile, always love, never judge, and never dull your passions

((I don’t know if this has been done, so if it has please tell me.))

So I’ve seen a lot of those ‘Humans are Space Orcs’ posts and I think those are really cool, but unnoticed they all consist of one thing: humans traveling with the aliens.

So there are a lot of ways you can do that, right? You could go all Star Trek and make it to where the humans and aliens all live together in harmony and travel space together and things like that. But I have a different idea and I think it’s pretty cool.

So humans don’t really know aliens exist. Obviously you have your conspiracy theorists and loons and the occasional 'abducted’ person, but for the most part it’s just generally accepted that aliens are fun and all, but they’re not /real/.

And then there’s this kid. He/she/they don’t really have a happy life, but they can’t really do anything about it. You can make them whatever you want, have any or of disorder or disability or just make them an angsty teen that comes from an unhappy home. They want to leave, but they’re too young, so they have to stay.

Then of course, the aliens come. But instead of crap like Independence Day (I say crap in a loving way, the movie was pretty good and I like it), the aliens just take one look at the kid, pick them up, and leave. That’s it. Nothing else. Just take the kid and go.

Of course the kid is terrified at first, but after like the first day or so they calm down because the aliens are treating them like gosh-darn royalty. They put the kid up in the nicest room on the ship, give them the best food they can muster from their rations, and provide for any kind of entertainment the kid might want. It’s like paradise, and the kid is happier than they’ve been in a while.

So the kid travels with these aliens on all sorts of cool adventures and throughout this period is when we get the 'Humans are Space Orcs’ discoveries. Like the kid will go up to random giant furry beasts and just glomp them and coo at them while the aliens are like “No that’s deadly it will kill you oh my god what is this kid doing?!?!” Or, if the kid has a uterus, come time for their period the aliens freak out because “Oh holy shmarda, the child is bleeding!! Why is the child bleeding?!” Hilarious antics and shenanigans ensue and the child is so happy with their new life that they never want to go back home.

Also included: drama when the aliens return to earth to find a human companion for the child (even though they didn’t ask for one you guys don’t have to do this really it’s fine) and the parents of the kid demand they be returned immediately. The kid doesn’t want to go back of course so the aliens have to fight for custody over the kid in court (I guess idk but something along those lines. Maybe the humans try to kill the aliens because the kid was “abducted” and that causes a lot of angst and problems.).

Idk just something that’s been floating about in my imagination for a while. I think it would be a really cool show though tbh like someone hire me.

what to do when you have a crush on your best friend 

[peter parker x reader]

author’s note: watched homecoming last night and i loved everything about it. this took a while to write because i kept getting distracted, and that title is whatever because i literally couldn’t think of anything else lolol

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Companions reacting to a pregnant Sole going into labor in the middle of no where.

AN: Oh I’ve got a thing for romanced companions ones :D Thank you for the request! Because of this I now know what to do if a woman (or me for that matter) is about to gonna give birth in the middle of nowhere or in a car or sth. I’m learning some life skills here! ;) PS: the first ones got a bit long I tried to kinda restrain myself after those to avoid tldr but man this ask is technically fanfic/oneshot material.

Prologue:
Sole’s eyes widened. “You’ve got to be kidding me.” She figured she could make it back to Diamond city in time to give birth to this kid and settle down there for a while… take it easy. Clearly she had been mistaken. This baby was coming and nothing was going to stop it. She looked over at her companion, who was still oblivious to what was happening, and pointed at a very, very shabby looking hut-like thing in the distance. “Let’s check that out.”  She figured that was exactly how far she was still going to get. As soon as they closed the door behind them she hunched over, stumbled over to the remnants of a bed and grabbed on to the upper arm of her companion. She looked him straight in the eye. “ Looks like this baby isn’t waiting around for the due date. I’m having this baby. Now. “ 

Codsworth
“ Oh dear! Okay, it’s happening! Let’s… let’s get you comfortable, Mum!” Codsworth put on a brave face and tried his best to keep his cool but could not for the life of him hide his panic (or excitement, Sole wasn’t entirely sure) in the slightest. Sure, he wasn’t exactly programmed to help bringing children into the world but he was sure that they would manage, after all “it is a beautiful and natural part of life, mum”. His peptalk, including those exact words, served more to soothe himself than to soothe Sole,
“Codsworth I appreciate you wanting to make me feel better but let’s focus on this tiny human getting out safely rather than on peptalking me, please?”
“ Certainly! Oh, it will be such a beautiful child! I bet it’ll have your eyes,Mum.” 
“ Codsworth… I’m in a lot of pain.”
“ Err… right. What should I do?” 
“ Get out water, some clean cloth or clothing to wrap this kid in, anything helpful.” Another contraction hit her. “ Right. Now.”   Codsworth tried to hide that he felt at a loss considering he had no clue on how to proceed next. In between contractions, Sole just told him what to do next as he meticulously followed her every instruction. He hated that he couldn’t help her with the pain but it’d have to do. 

Danse:
Danse stayed remarkably calm and got out of his power armor. Sole kept his eyes on him. Sure, she hadn’t expected him to be the kind to go  frantic but he was far too calm… did he think she was kidding or something? “ I’m not joking.”
“ I am aware of that. There is no need for concern. Breathe in, breathe out and relax.I won’t let anything happen to you or this baby.”
 “Danse, I know for a fact that ‘how to be a midwife’ is not part of the Brotherhood’s training process.” 
Danse smiled, she didn’t think she’d ever seen him more in love with her than in that moment. “  Ensuring that you are prepared for the mission you will embark on is part of the training. I made sure I was well-informed  and therefore know precisely what to do. Our only concern is potential complications.” Sole’s stomach turned at the idea of that being a possibility and regretted not listening when he had urged her to just lay low and stop travelling around sooner.  He took some clean cloth, water, a stim pack, a pipet… out of his backpack and took his top off. Sole’s tried to smile but the pain made it difficult.  “Danse… I appreciate the distraction but …”
“ We need to keep this child warm, body heat is ideal. I presumed you are in enough discomfort already however you can certainly opt to use your own body heat.” Sole grimaced. Yeah, she was in enough discomfort already indeed.
“ No thanks. “ He got a blanked out and put it over her after helping her out of her pants, presumeably to keep her warm. 
“  You might have to breastfeed the child as it will lessen the bleeding due to the hormones.” She smiled at Danse. “Thanks for having my back.” 
Danse gave her a reassuring smile and brushed some hair out of her face as gently as possible. “ Thank you for being the love of my life and giving me a family. Hang in there Sole, you’re going to be allright. Both of you. I will protect you, no matter what. Both you and our child. “

MacCready:
 MacCready seemed to be lost in thought. “ Don’t just stand there, now what do we do?”  He sat down beside her.
“ We don’t have time to get you to a doctor so we’re gonna have to make do with whatever we’ve got here. But hey, how hard can it be right?”
“ You have no idea.”
“ Right, sorry. Lucy made it very clear to me that it wasn’t easy when she had Duncan. The things she yelled at me, I thought I’d pull back a bloody stump considering how hard she squeezed my hand. I’ve only seen it and even I felt traumatised. I mean, damn what you women do is way more badass than anything that I…“
“ Yeah, real comforting there, MacCready.”
“ *ahum* Anyway I think I’ve got this.” He grabbed a somewhat clean shirt from his duffel bag and started ripping it up after putting his coat underneath Sole. The house may have come with a bed but clean sheets were something else entirely.“ You’ve still got some purified water, right?” He looked through her stuff and lifted the bottle. ‘Found it!’
“ I appreciate you trying to stay calm but I doubt having watched it once makes you any more of a midwife than me.” 
“ Someone once told me the second kid is easier though?”
Sole groaned and shot him a vicious look. “Sure as hell doesn’t feel like it.”
“ Okay, you’ve got this. I’ve got you. This baby is gonna be come out you’ll forget about all the bad stuff. Start with those puffy breathy things.”
“ Puffy breathy things?”
“ ‘C mon you know what I mean. ”  
MacCready focussed on her, showing to be much calmer than she was. However she noticed some tears welling up in his eyes. 
“ You’re gonna be fine. “ He grabbed her hand while she was still puffing. 
“ It’s always nice to see you this emotional, MacCready. “ She was expecting an excuse, from the dusty place to a full-blown twig in his eye. Perhaps onion-cutting ninja’s for the occasion.
“  I’m about to see my second child. This …  This is a big deal all right? You’ve done so much for me. You’ve given my son his life back, you’ve given me my life back and now you’re bringing another one into this world. And I get to raise them with you. Damnit Sole, I love you.”
“ No cursing.” She squeezed his hand at another contraction. 
“ Yeah you’re gonna have to let go cause I gotta get there now though.”

Deacon:

“ Ohkay… well I used to be a nurse once upon a time, all the doctor’s fancied me… probably because of the blonde wig and my long legs. “
“ Deacon, this is really not the time.”
“ I could be telling you the same thing.” She shot him the kind of look that made him count his lucky stars for her currently not being capable of fighting him because she would’ve handed him his ass. She hissed at him; “Look I know humor is your way of dealing with stressful situations and usually I am all for it. But not. Now.”
Deacon couldn’t supress a wide grin. “Well I helped get it in there I suppose I can help gettin’ it out.”
“ I swear if you’re gonna keep blurting out ‘funny’ shit you’re gonna make me a single mother.” Deacon was still smiling.
“ That would be a crying shame, especially because you would be dealing with the crying. Actually, maybe that’s preferable, then I get some peace and quiet.’
“ Really, Deacon? That’s your reaction? Don’t you think it’s a bit early for bad dad jokes?” 
“ No. Panic. I would say panic is my reaction. This is the scariest thing I’ve ever had to deal with. Feel better knowing that? What do you suggest we do?” 
“ Get some things ready and please, please don’t do the fake being hurt thing when I yell insults at you because my sense of self-control is at an all-time low.”
“ Gotcha, By the way, you’re doing great, keep up the pushing.” 
Sole groaned. “Less peptalk more getting your kid out because just like their dad it loves to get me stressed out.” 
“ Aww, they take after me already.”
“ Deacon, shut the hell up and get my pants off.” He opened his mouth again when Sole yelled ‘NO innuendoes.”

Gage:
Gage’s eyes widened… “ Come again? This is some sort of bad joke right? Here?” 
Sole shook their head. “ Not the kind of thing I joke about.” Sole doubled over, hand on her belly, at another contraction. “Some help’d be nice”
He sighed and picked her up. “ Well shit boss, I’m not prepared for this.”
“ Should’ve thought about that before you got me knocked up Gage.”
He smiled a little.“ That’s what you get for always taking what you want I guess.” 
“ Oh please, if you had taken anything without my say-so you wouldn’t be breathin’ anymore. For now you’re gonna have to take off that armour and make sure you get this kid out safely.” Gage sighed. “I didn’t sign up for the getting it out part.” 
“ And I didn’t sign up for defeating your Overseer with a squirt gun, shit happens. We need to get this child out safely.”
The look on Gage’s face shifted as he got out some clean water. Shit, what else did he need for this. Sole noticed.
“ Wait… is that concern Gage?”
“ I… No.”
“ It actually easy, that I’d live the day to see this.”
“ This is my kid too ya know. I don’t want it to have the kind of fucked up life I’ve had, but it’d be a good start if it comes out kicking and screaming. But cause someone refused to stay put I’ve gotta help you get my kid out.”
“  Say whatever you want, I’ve found a soft spot in that cold cold heart anyway.“ Sole winked before another contraction plastered a look of pain on her face again.
“ I’ll guide ya through it Gage. But I can’t hold your hand through this cause  you’re gonna need them. So get something to put this baby on.” She decided that the last thing she had to do now is get insecure, wouldn’t help either of ‘em.
“Damn boss, you’re somethin’ else. Fuck it, let’s do this.”

Hancock:

“ Looks like this kid takes after their dad, life’s to the fast and the rebellious. “
“ Yeah, high five it when it gets out but help me first.” Hancock looked rather happy until he noticed just how much pain Sole was in.
“ You alright?” Sole looked at them. If looks could kill…
“ And people say there are no stupid questions.” She folded double, grabbing at her abdomen. “ This hurts like hell.” He guided her to the bed and let her lay down on it. 
“ I’d give ya some chems but that’d be bad for the baby.”
“ No kidding, I’m not having any of that filth now regardless Hancock.”
“ Guess we can’t make it to Diamond City anymore? I was looking forward to finding out whether they’d really let me in with you by my side, me being the father and all that.”
“ Hancock, focus. No small talk. I could use some help getting my pants off.” 
“ Ah, just what you said when we conceived the little one. Good times.” Hancock winked. Sole would laugh if the contractions weren’t hurting quite as much as they were. “
“ Alright… let’s fuck this shit up.” Sole slit her eyes. “Let’s fuck this shit up? Seriously? Look I know you’re a man and all but I speak from experience when I say this is not that easy.”
“ You’ve been dating a me for a while now darling, in comparison this is gonna be a freakin’ breeze. You’re a fucking superhero and I love you. Now, lay back, push and let’s hope this baby gets their looks from mommy.” 

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Maxson:
Maxson didn’t waste any time and picked her up. He put her down on the bed gently and seemed extremely calm. 
“ Maxson, are you even processing what I just said?” 
“ I know precisely what I am doing and  yes I have. We have this under control.”
Sole groaned in pain. “ Speak for yourself … the pain is getting worse.”
Maxson got out a wide array of things he needed to deliver the baby .
“ You do what I tell you what I tell you and there ought to be no issues.”
Sole scoffed. “Sure, cause you know all about babies. Maxson, with all do respect, this is not exactly the same as commanding an army.”  
 Sole clenched her teeth and dug her nails into what was left of the matress on the bed before screaming out. Maxson rushed over and for a moment his facade cracked, he was worried about her, brushing some hair out of her face.
 “ Are you alright?” 
Sole grimaced. “ Hardly. What happened to having everything under control?” 
“ Our child will be safe, it’s you I am concerned about.”
“ What makes you so sure Maxson?” 
“ I asked Cade what I would need to help you deliver this child if he wasn’t nearby. I have prepared for this potentially happening and have all the required equipment at the ready.” Sole screamed again, he grabbed her hand. 
“ I swear I will protect you and this child. I will send a message to the Brotherhood after this and they will come pick us up in a ventibird. And then you will rest.” Sole grinned. “Never listened before.”
“ I’ll lock you up if I have to, I care more about your safety than about some missions.”
“ You mean you love me more than the Brotherhood? That’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever said to me.” She screamed again and grabbed his hand, he didn’t even flinch as she squeezed as hard as she could.
“ I love you and this child more than anything. Now focus on doing this. You are my goddamn Sentinel for a damn good reason, you can do anything. That includes this. Just… whatever you do stay with me.” 


Kent:
 “I really don’t think this is the time. I mean…”
Sole grimaced. “ I don’t think this kid cares about whether it’s the time for it.”
Kent supported Sole and put her on the bed.  “ Are you sure we can’t make it to Diamond City?”
“ On the list of things not even the Silver Shroud can do: delaying childbirth.”  Kent looked around nervously. “Okay… okay. What should I do.”
“ Stop looking so panicked for starters? Just do as I say and this will be fine.”

Preston:
“ We’re having this baby now? Really?” Preston could hardly hide the happiness and excitement on his face when it dawned on him that the circumstances were hardly ideal for someone to give birth. He looked around. They were in a small shack in the middle of nowhere… panic crept up on him. He looked at Sole who seemed very busy with putting on a brave face but he knew when someone was scared. He picked her up, knowing he had to be the strong one. She had enough on her mind now. “ I got you. This baby is going to be fine.” He gently put her down on the bed in the hut. 
“ I was hoping for better circumstances but at least it isn’t raining, right?”  He held her hand. 
“ This is not the first time I’ve helped someone getting a baby out in the world by the way.” Sole laughed a little, very faintly because of the pain. 
“ You mean you’ve got a bunch of kids running around?”  He laughed and brushed some hair out of her face and helped her take off her pants and get a little more comfortable. “ No, but we do a lot in the Commonwealth. There was once a pregnant lady among the people we saved. The stress made her go into labour sooner than expected. But the baby pulled through.” Knowing that he had done this kind of thing before soothed her  a little.
“ I’m going to look for things we can use. Some clean cloth, water,… You’re going to have to take your top off too I’m afraid. Saved the mother. The child’s grandmother was with us and she told us it could stop the bleeding faster. I’ll get you a blanked though.” Sole nodded. 
“ You’re going to be okay. I promise.”


Nick:
Nick immediately focused on getting Sole calm and comfortable on the cot in the hut. “ Listen to me, kid. You can do this. We’re going to get this baby out safely do you hear me?” Sole nodded, still biting down on her lower teeth.
“ I guess it’s gonna have to come out somehow.” She smiled a little but still looked panicked. What if something went wrong? They first thought there were complications with Shaun’s birth as well but it quickly turned out to be a false alarm, she might not be as lucky this time.
“ The first thing you need to do is slow your breathing, relax.”
“ Easy for you to say.” The pain of the contractions wasn’t getting much better. He took off his coat and put it underneath Sole.
“ That’s gonna be messed up if this kid when the baby comes out Nick. Blood doesn’t wash out easily.”
“ Do you honestly think I give a damn? This is our child. I’m going to try to get you comfortable.” He did as much as he could to make Sole lay down in a comfortable position.
“ It’s not my comfort I’m worried about.” Nick sat down next to her and grabbed her by the back of her neck until his forehead touched hers. “ First of all; I love you. Second; when I say push you’ll have to push. I will support the baby’s head and make sure they’re breathing, okay?” Sole nodded. Nick planted a kiss on her lips. “ Everything is going to be alright. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me, I will not lose you or this baby”

Sturges;
Sturges’ eyes widened. “Oh… okay, no need to panic we can do this.” Sole grimaced. “ I’m not so sure about that.” 
“ Hey this is nature, you’ll be fine. I’m right here, I won’t let anything happen to you or to our baby.” He smiled at her in such a proud way that her heart melted a little. 
“ This is not exactly how I wanted things to go down sturges.”
“ Hey, look at me alright? You’ve got this. You’re a badass, I’ve seen you save so many people and survive against all odds, even if you can’t properly install a tap. This baby is going to conquer the world with a mom like you. Everything’s gonna be okay. I’m gonna get something to wrap the baby into, okay? Lay down and try that breathing thing.” He walked to his backpack but immediately walked back over to her and brushed some hair out of her face. “ I forgot to say one more thing… I love you.”


X6-88:
“ The nearest point we can transport to the Institute is 5 minutes away. I suggest we start moving.”
“ I’m not gonna make it there.”
“ You are.” He lifted Sole up and carried her to the place they were supposed to be. X6 seemed to be convinced he had it all under control although he looked more stressed than Sole had ever seen him. He barely managed to get Sole to a point where she could be transported to the Institute and once there started yelling orders at each and every doctor. As they frowned at him for presuming he, as a synth, had the audacity to doing so Sole yelled that he was officially her second and would be obeyed. Especially in these circumstances.
He continued his orders and Sole noticed a hint of a smile. Someone stood beside her and urged her to calm her breathing to delay the birth a little. X6 soon sat beside her, holding her hand.
“ I’d hardly considered you the sentimental type.” 
“ I am aware of the fact that squeezing someone’s hand aids them in getting the focus off the pain to some extent.” With her next contraction she squeezed again, hard. Part of her didn’t give a damn but she looked at X6 regardless, trying to figure out if she hadn’t hurt him.
“ I can take it. Do whatever you need to do.”

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That amazing feeling when it's your first day teaching at a new school and

your queer kids light up when you explain your request for them to write their gender pronouns on their index card with the example “she/her, he/him, they/them, something else, whatever fits you best”

and your Muslim students/comic nerds light up when they discover that we’re reading Ms. Marvel

and your students who have various mental dis/abilities light up when you say that it’s legitimate and real to have a hard time getting to class because it can be hard to just get out of bed

and all your students laugh when you make yet another terrible dad joke.

It's A Good Thing I Like You// Lip Gallagher Imagine

a/n: Lip Gallagher is just such a cutie I love him. Also, this imagine takes place in the earlier seasons were Carl and Debby are still little kids. Enjoy!

Prompt: “I would’ve had breakfast ready, but you were sleeping on my arm, and I didn’t want to wake you.”

Tag: @teddyslupn

Lip Gallagher x reader

You stumbled down the stairs of the Gallagher house, wearing one of Lip’s old shirts and a pair of bunny slippers. Rubbing your eyes groggily, you looked around the kitchen, unsurprised to see the kitchen buzzing with activity

Fiona was folding the laundry with the quickness of a cheetah, all while filling V in on the latest gossip of her love life. Ian was leaning against the counter, trying to study last minute for an exam. Over at the table, Carl was arguing loudly with Debby. 

You plopped down into the seat next to Debby, and started to braid her hair. She sighed happily and leaned into you, happy to have an older sister figure in her life who wasn’t always busy like Fiona.

“Way to fraternize with the enemy,” Carl mumbled, glaring at you from his seat across from you. 

Laughing, you responded, “First, I don’t even think you know what fraternize means. Second, how am I the enemy?“ 

Before Carl had the chance to answer, Lip shuffled down the stairs. Your heart skipped a beat when you noticed he was not only shirtless but also had a bad case of bed head, which looked adorable on him. 

"Shit, I forgot, sorry guys,” he apologized to his family who were glaring at him intensely. 

And then you remembered, Lip had promised to make breakfast for that morning. However, he got a little sidetracked with you the night before… 

Lip walked over to you, kissed you on the cheek and made his way over to the fridge to start making some eggs. He smiled at you lightly, 

“I would’ve had breakfast ready, but you were sleeping on my arm and I didn’t want to wake you,” he said, causing you to blush. 

The rest of the Gallagher’s in the kitchen made throw up noises, Carl’s being the loudest. 

“So this is why I’m the enemy, huh?” You asked, turning your attention to the troublemaker at the table. He nodded his head stubbornly and refused to make eye contact with you. 

“Well too bad, because she’ll be staying around a lot longer,” Lip called from the stove where he was cracking eggs into a pan. 

“Good!” Debby shouted, spinning around with her new braid in her hair. “I like y/n,” she said defensively to Carl, sticking her tongue out at him at the end of her sentence.

“Well I don’t dumbass, she’s interrupting my eating schedule,“ Carl responded. 

"Language!” Fiona yelled.

 As soon as the first batch of eggs were done, Lip placed a plate in front of you and Debby. You both started to dig into your breakfast as Carl watched enviously.

“That’s what you get for being a little shit to my girlfriend,“ Lip told him in his big brother voice that wasn’t uncommon for you to hear. Carl rolled his eyes, leaning across the table and scooping up some of your eggs. 

"It’s a good thing I like you, kid, or else you’d be a dead man,” you told him lightheartedly as you allowed him to eat some of your food. 

He grinned at you, eggs in his teeth, and said, “Fine, I like you too." 

After breakfast, everyone parted their seperate ways for work or school or whatever activity they had planned for the day, but you and Lip lingered back. 

As you helped him clean the kitchen, he came up behind you and wrapped his arms around your waste. You leaned into him, and smiled when he started to kiss your neck. 

"You know, I should probably brush my teeth before we do this again, I just ate,” you laughed breathlessly as the kiss depended and he turned you around and pushed you until your back was pressed against the fridge. 

“Well, it’s a good thing I like you enough to not care about your breath,” he said, before delving back into his work on your neck. 

You sighed happily, “It’s a good thing I like you too.”

there's a new app or something
  • Girl: Did you get the new app?
  • Boy: What app?
  • Girl: The new app, stupid.
  • Boy: What does it do?
  • Girl: It's new! Check it out. *fires up app*
  • New App: *in a fresh and cool voice* Welcome to the new app.
  • Boy: I still don't understand what it does.
  • Girl: You can press this button here and it checks for the latest version of the new app. Watch. *boop*
  • New App: Boop received. There are ZERO new updates.
  • Girl: Isn't it cool?
  • Boy: I'm really not into it.
  • Girl: C'mon. You have to be. Everyone's using it.
  • Boy: I'm not really into the same things everyone else is.
  • Girl: You're always such a hispter, but that's your choice.
  • Boy: Yeah, it's my choice and I'm proud of it.
  • *later, elsewhere*
  • Group of People: Wow, the new app rules, right? I love it. I like booping it to see if there's any new updates. We should all boop it now. No, I think we should wait. You're stupid. Yeah, let's all boop it forget the other guy. *boopboopboopboopboopboop*
  • New App: Bbbooooppppp rreeecciiieeeevvvveeedddd. Ooonneeeeee nnnnnneewwww uuuuppppdddaaaattttteeeeeee aaaaavvvvvvvaaaillllllabbbbbl-
  • Boy: *watching from afar* What a bunch of sheep. How can they get excited over a stupid app that does nothing. It's mob mentality if I've ever seen it. One person downloads a useless app, so everyone else has to. Thank god that I'm appless and entirely free from banal social dogma.
  • New App: New update has finished downloading. Activating new feature, outcast locater. One outcast located directly to the south of your group. He's watching from the alleyway.
  • Boy: Huh?
  • Group of People: *rush over the alleyway* Whoa, there really was a guy watching us from the alleyway! What a weirdo! Does he really not have the app? No one doesn't have the app, it's the newest app. Hey, do you not have the app?
  • Boy: I have to go.
  • Group of People: Don't go! Why don't you have the app? Actually, fuck off if you don't have the new app, freak!
  • Boy: *runs away* Why did they all gang up on me like? *stomach growls* Now I'm hungry after running like that. I best go to that sandwich shop over yonder and eat a... hmmm sandwich.
  • Cashier: Hello, sweetie. What kind of sandwich can I get you today?
  • Boy: Just a bread sandwich. Like, a sandwich with three slices of bread and meats, vegetables, cheeses, or condiments.
  • Cashier: *phone vibrates* Hold on, sweetie. The new app is booping me, there might be a new update.
  • New App: Hey, do you see the kid standing in front of you?
  • Cashier: You mean that very cute boy?
  • New App: Yes, him. He doesn't have the new app.
  • Cashier: What!?
  • New App: It's true.
  • Cashier: You have the new app, don't you?
  • Boy: Well, no.
  • Janitor: *stops mopping the floor* That's kind of weird.
  • Cashier: It's actually very weird.
  • Boy: I don't understand what the big deal is, it's just a dumb app.
  • Cashier: It's not dumb, everyone's using it!
  • Janitor: *locks the doors* It's suspicious that you're not using it, son. Why don't you take a seat and wait here for a moment.
  • Cashier: Yeah, me an my colleague, the janitor, have to talk. Your sandwich will be out in a moment.
  • Boy: *nervously sits*
  • *the janitor and cashier huddle behind the counter and whisper to each other*
  • Boy: *internally* This is ridiculous. Why is this stupid app getting me into so much trouble. I'm not required to download it. It's just an app. So why is everyone getting so aggressive about it.
  • Cops: *knock at the door*
  • Janitor: *lets them in* Welcome officers.
  • Cops: So we hear that someone isn't using the new app, eh?
  • Janitor: Yes officer, he's sitting right over there. He's terrible! TERRIBLE!
  • Cops: Calm down, sir. We'll take care of this. *walks over to the boy, very authoritatively* Hello, son. Now, don't be intimidated just because we're cops and all. We simply want to know why you aren't using the new app.
  • Boy: I don't know, I just don't feel like using it.
  • Cops: But you realize it's the most innovative app to be released in the past decade. It was developed by Darkheart Studios, and you know those Darkhearts always make good stuff.
  • Boy: I just don't get why I have to download it. Like, what's the big deal? All it does is update itself.
  • *cops look at each other puzzled*
  • Cops: *phone vibrates* Oh, looks like the app has something to tell us. Lemme just give it a boop. *boop*
  • New App: Boop received. New has update finished downloading. Activating new feature, extermination of the sacrilegious. Kill the boy, officers. End his miserable life.
  • Cops: Are you telling us to shoot the boy because he hasn't downloaded the app.
  • New App: Not necessarily, but any means of extermination is sufficient.
  • Cops: I don't think we should kill the boy. The new app is great an all, but not worth killing over. In fact, it's getting kind of old. I think we should take the boy down to the station for safe keeping while we figure out what's going with this here bizarre app. Hey there, little guy... oh.
  • Boy: *gone*
  • Cops: He's gone. Now where did he run off too?
  • Boy: *runs panicked down the street, the cellphone of every single person vibrating and ringing as he passes them*
  • Boy: *runs into his house and locks himself in his bedroom* What did I do to deserve this? I should just download the app and spare myself this hell. No! I refuse, I won't fall in with trends like all the sheeple. I'm special. I'm different.
  • Sister: *knocks at the boy's bedroom door, clutching a knife behind her back* Little brother, open up. I have to talk to you about something. It's important.
  • Boy: I don't feel like talking, leave me alone.
  • Sister: Come on, I'm your sister. You can trust me, open up. *tries to force the door open* Open the fucking door!
  • Boy: You're acting crazy, leave me alone!
  • Sister: Fine. *stomps off*
  • Boy: *hides under his blankets*
  • *a cacophony of cellphone notification sounds come from outside of the bedroom window*
  • Boy: *sheepishly peaks out the window, his blanket still wrapped around him*
  • *a mob of people, some armed with weapons stand in his backyard*
  • Leader of the Mob: Kid, we all know you didn't download the new app. Unfortunately, the app says we gotta kill you unless you do. I personally think that's unreasonable, but it is the new app after all, and who am I to question it?
  • Boy: Fuck your stupid app! It doesn't even do anything!
  • Leader of the Mob: What a bad attitude. It's the new sensation.
  • Boy: You're sheep!! You're all stupid sheep!! I'm never downloading the stupid fucking app!!
  • Leader of the Mob: Then we have to burn down your house, kid.
  • Boy: My dad is super rich and influential. If you burn down my house, he'll have you guys taken care of.
  • Dad: *from the mob* I actually support them, son. It's disconcerting to me as a father that you don't have the new app when everyone else does. I could support your through anything, but not this.
  • Boy: Wha- dad!? Argh! Just burn the house! I don't care! I'm not afraid to die!! At the end of the day, I'll be a martyr and you'll all still be fucking nobodies!!
  • Leader of the Mob: Whatever ya say, kid. *tosses torch at the house*
  • *the rest of the mob follows and the house quickly goes up in flames*
  • Boy: I guess this is it. This is how I die. All over a dumb app that doesn't do anything but boop.
  • *flames reach the bedroom window*
  • Boy: Oh god, oh god, oh god! I've changed my mind! I don't want to die!! *frantically pulls out his phone as the flames grow and downloads the new app*
  • New App: *boop* Thank you for downloading the new app, boy. Now, you've been forgiven. You may live. Please be sure to boop me to check for updates.
  • Boy: I feel so fucking stupid, but at least I'll live. I just have to get out of here.
  • Boy: *rushes into the hallway, but the flames have engulfed the entire house*
  • *the ceiling collapses, trapping the boy in the hallway and ceiling any exits*
  • Boy: No! Someone help me! *coughs* I'm sorry! Please help! I downloaded the app!
  • Boy: *curls up in fetal position* I don't want to die. Fire fighters will come and save me or something like that, I'm sure of it! I'm so scared! I don't want to die! I don't want to die! It can't end like this!
  • *The End*

anonymous asked:

I just saw your reply to the ooc langst ask, and I was curious about what topics/tropes/headcanons you agree with or like the most regarding that subject? I apologize if this wasn't worded correctly as my English is poor, and I hope you have a nice day!

hey no, your english is awesome!! as for what i personally like when it comes to langst, i guess stuff like:

  • lance getting hurt protecting someone else (esp considering this has actual canon grounding!)
  • lance getting captured and the team scrambling to rescue him in time
  • lance and someone else getting captured and lance doing his best to keep their captor’s attention on him instead (also has canon grounding, re: iverson and pidge in episode 1!)
  • lance getting hurt mid-mission but still trucking on because they got shit to do
  • lance feeling homesick and someone / the team comforting him
  • lance feeling kinda bummed because everyone on the team is a genius and he’s not but something happens where he realizes the role he plays and how important he is
  • lance going out on a solo mission and everyone on the castle missing him a lot
  • lance ending up in the healing pod for a few days and everyone missing him a lot
  • tbh any fic that includes the line “the castle was too quiet without you” is God Tier

honestly i’m just a really big fan of hurt/comfort so these are like the softest of angst tropes but yeah. i like fics where my favorite character is appreciated, not ones where everyone else is bashed for drama or whatever. 

also i think that a lot of the ‘langst’ tag misinterprets lance’s character?? he’s like this friendly, happy, heroic kid, but so much of the stuff in there turns him into an angsty edgelord hiding behind a ‘mask of smiles’ or something and it’s boring lol. let lance be happy! and funny!! and flirty!!! and sure let him be sad sometimes but don’t make that his one defining character trait esp considering all canon evidence suggests otherwise like seriously

So yesterday I was buying underwear

And this little kid, maybe about 7 or 8, wandered over and hung around shyly for a bit, glancing at me every now and then. I smiled once, then pretended not to notice them watching me.

Eventually the kid asked “Are you a boy or a girl? Cause you look kinda like a boy but you’re in the girl part of the store.”

I smiled and said “I’m nonbinary! That means I’m not a girl or a boy. Anyone can wear this kind of underwear if they want.” And they looked really confused and said “You’re not a girl or a boy?” and I shook my head and smiled and they got REALLY excited

And said “So you’re a UNICORN?!”

And I looked around quickly and then leaned in and gave them a conspiratorial look, and said “Let’s just say I’m magical and not everyone believes I exist.” And the kid’s eyes got SO WIDE and they grinned and said in a stage whisper, "I promise not to tell anyone you’re a unicorn” in this really solemn voice.

And then the kid started to run away, and stopped and looked back and said “Wait, ANYONE can wear those?”

And I said “yeah, if they want to, because whether you’re a boy or a girl or a unicorn or something else doesn’t mean you have to dress a certain way.” and they said “So it’s okay for me to like dresses?” and I was like “Yeah! You can like whatever you like!” and they smiled really big and ran off

And that interaction made my whole day better and I hope that child has a good and non-heteronormative life

BTS reaction: Telling their innocent child that Santa Claus/Unicorns/The Tooth Fairy doesn’t exist.

Anon requested:

hi! can you do a reaction? like, how they would tell their super innocent children that santa claus or unicorns (or whatever) don’t exist? thank you !


Jin:

Originally posted by sugaa

Seokjin probably never intended for his son to find out that Santa Claus wasn’t real. He wanted his kid to believe in “the magic of Christmas” and he just loved telling him all those made up stories about Santa and seeing the excitement in his child’s eyes. So when one day his kid got home from school looking extremely sad and disappointed, because someone else at school told him Santa wasn’t real, Jin would be actually heartbroken. He would try to talk to his son about how even though Santa isn’t real “the magic of Christmas” is still a thing that exists, and comfort him with a smile. But on the inside, he would be just as sad as his child, because he would see this as a sign that his kid is growing up.


Yoongi:

Originally posted by notjustaphase

Yoongi would have a soft spot for his daughter. He would go to great lengths to make sure that his princess is happy. So knowing his child’s obsession with fairies he would go out of his way to make her believe they’re real - going as far as actually dressing up as a fairy himself. But when one day his daughter comes to him, on the verge of tears, and innocently asks: 

“Daddy, is it true that fairies aren’t real?”

He would start stuttering trying to come up with a lie, but at the end, he wouldn’t really know what to do so he would just give up and explain to her in the most gentle way possible that fairies aren’t real. 


Hoseok:

Originally posted by hohbi

Jhope would probably just let it slip accidentally, referring to the tooth fairy as “I” of “Her” making his child realize that it wasn’t the tooth fairy that took his tooth from under his pillow. At this point, Hoseok would know he messed up, sighing to himself annoyed by his own stupidity and would try to cover things up by making up some kind of ridiculous explanation. But at the end, he would get so tangled in his own story that he would just have to explain to his kid the truth.


Namjoon:

Originally posted by ksjknj

Being the intellectual that he is, Namjoon would find no point in lying to his son about the existence of Santa Claus, and would most likely be the one to decide to tell him. He would try to find the most careful and sweet way to say it. He would make his kid some hot chocolate and start the conversation in a very carefree and usual manner, just casually letting the fact slide in. 

“So you know how your mom and I told you that Santa brings you all the presents on Christmas? Well, you might be shocked to hear this but it was actually us all along…”


Jimin:

Originally posted by sosjimin

Jimin would actually be genuinely scared of having this conversation with his child. He loved his kid more than anything so when one day he realizes that he needs to finally tell his daughter that unicorns aren’t real he would get really emotional. Jimin would get TOO emotional, taking it even harder than his child and probably breaking out in tears in the middle of the conversation apologizing to his daughter for lying to her for all those years. And leaving his kid, less sad and more concerned about her dad. 


Taehyung:

Originally posted by bangtanroyalty

Tae would attempt to tell his kids that Santa doesn’t exist many, many times. But each time he would fail miserably. Every time he would convince himself to say it, but then he would look at his child’s innocent brown eyes, and give up on what he has to say with a sigh. After many, many attemts Tae would give up, knowing that his kid would eventually realize it themselves. 


Jungkook:

Originally posted by bangtan

Jungkook would be totally, 100% against telling his kid that Santa doesn’t exist. He would deny it every time his chikd would ask. Coming up with crazy stories and great lies just to make sure that his child believes him. If he ever does have tell them though, he would most likely make someone else do it, thinking that he wouldn’t want to see the dissapointment in his child’s eyes. 

  • Next year, when Noora is re-enrolled in school and has finally her past with William to rest (read: realized that he was kind of a dick who didn’t treat her very well), she walks into like a politics class or something and lo and behold, who does she see sitting in the back of the classroom?
  • Jonas. And when Noora realizes that none of the other girls happen to share this one class with her and she doesn’t really know anyone else, she makes her way over and sits down with a haughty smile.
  • And Jonas is like- reading a comic book or writing out dumb song lyrics or doodling skateboard figures or whatever it is that that boy does and when Noora sits down, he raises his eyebrows.
  • And she’s all don’t look so surprised. It was you or the kid up front who smells like sausage. And Jonas kind of chuckles and concedes to her point. 
  • It’s not weird exactly, especially because most of the class is lecture oriented on the first day and they don’t really have time to chat just the two of them.
  • But then, when the bell rings, they are both going the same way and they end up walking together. Chit chatting about class and what not and that’s when it gets a little weird and awkward because they never really talked when there wasn’t Eva to buffer between them.
  • But it couldn’t have been too bad because it becomes a habit. They walk into class around the same time every morning but if Jonas gets there first, sometimes he will bring Noora a bran muffin and occasionally Noora will get there first and set a cup of coffee (with one pump mocha and skim because Jonas is a complicated bitch who puts Noora to shame) on his desk space.
  • And then they get assigned an out of class project.
  • And Noora is like- chill? Easy? And Jonas shrugs and is like- how about the park? Nice day outside right?
  • So they go to the park and kind of spread out on the grass and do they’re work, stopping every 20 or so minutes to laugh about kids playing tag or couples making out against a tree and Jonas brings up his guitar skills and Noora scoffs and challenges him to a song off.
  • So of course that night, they have to complete their contest! But then they both realize that they are really good at playing together.
  • So sometimes on the weekends, Noora will tell the girls she’s busy and Jonas will beg off getting drinks with the guys and they’ll just go to the park and hang out, playing guitar and goofing off and what not.
  • And maybe interspersed with this are some movies that they hear about and decide the other has to go see. So they go.
  • And it’s not until Noora is sitting at lunch one day and Eva turns her bright eyes on her and is like, “so you and Jonas? That a thing?”
  • And Noora can only blink and stutter for a few seconds because she didn’t think it was a thing but…
  • But. Yeah. All of her best stories right now seem to have to deal with Jonas. 
  • So Noora looks down to her water bottle and is like, “Not if you don’t want it to be. I didn’t even-”
  • And Eva is chill about it. “Please, Noora, we were like 12 when we went out.”
  • “It was last year.” “Practically fetuses.”
  • So when Noora goes to sit down at her and Jonas’s usual desk in the mornings she just takes a breath and when he sits down sort of- like- asks him out? 
  • And Jonas just kind of rolls his eyes and passes her a bran muffin. But after a few seconds, there is a smile at the corners of his mouth and he nods to her, once quickly, before class starts again.

So I am very much into Joora (along with the many other skam ships right now) and I know that @kardemomme-kisses @short-tops-and-bass-drops @evakshalla and @westiris are big into it as well…. so… hi guys.

GOT7 when their GF’s best friend is a member of BTS {REQUEST}

Jaebum: 

He wouldn’t really mind that her best friend was J-Hope, he’d find their antics amusing. But would get lowkey jealous at how much Hobi makes her laugh

Originally posted by jehbum

Mark:

Mark would feel so competition after finding out her best friend was Jin. He wouldn’t express it, but…it’s there. But he does feel comfortable when she’s with Jin because he’s actually the mom friend

Originally posted by mayfifolle

Jackson:

He’d be happy with it. After all, they met through Namjoon anyways. And 10/10 expect Jackson to crash all best friend movie nights. Cause this boy wants in on the sqaud.

Originally posted by kookihyunnie

Jinyoung:

Jinyoung wouldn’t really care. He was thankful that Yoongi was protective of her, and would make sure she didn’t do anything stupid while she was with him.But would lowkey worry when the two of them became hyper

Originally posted by jypnior

Youngjae:

Youngjae would feel slightly jealous at the amount of time she spent with Jimin. The two of them constantly laughing and whatever else kids do these days. Though, Jimin and Youngjae would get along fairly well afterwards

*transition of Jimin+Youngjae’s relationship*

Originally posted by dailygot7archive

BamBam:

He’d find her and Taehyung hilarious together. He would often join in on their antics. But just as he thought he joined the squad, they’d pull a prank on him. But make up for it with something…then do it again….It’s a cycle…

Originally posted by younggjaebum

Yugyeom:

Would be a battle of the bunny, Jungkook was his best friend…not hers.

*she’s Bambam*

Originally posted by peachbumbaek

-Bom

anonymous asked:

Also, if you wrote out everything Katara has ever wanted and planned to do, Aang has always been supportive. Emotionally present and supportive. Distracting her from bad feelings!

Uh … sure he has. Say, it’s time for a new Katara essay called:

The Tip of the Iceberg

It’s a well-known facet of Katara’s personality that she pretends everything is fine when it’s really not, even denying when things are wrong in order to play the role of the perfect sister, mother, and friend. But she is only human, and when the pressure gets to be too much, she blows up at everyone, even people who are trying to help.

A helpful diagram.

So let’s take a look at the times when those inner emotions rise to the surface and ask:

  1. Does Aαng recognize the underlying cause of her outburst?
  2. Does Aαng succeed in helping her with the underlying cause?
  3. If Aαng does not help her, who does?

Tip of the Iceberg #1: The Iceberg

Katara: You are the most sexist, immature, nut brained… Ugh, I’m embarrassed to be related to you! Ever since Mom died I’ve been doing all the work around camp while you’ve been off playing soldier!
Sokka: Uh… Katara?
Katara: I even wash all the clothes! Have you ever smelled your dirty socks? Let me tell you, NOT PLEASANT!
Sokka: Katara! Settle down!
Katara: No, that’s it. I’m done helping you. From now on, you’re on your own!

Katara blows up for the first time at Sokka because of the life she’s been leading up until now. She’s constrained by her circumstances and unable to develop her gift the way that she wants because the war has depleted and isolated the Southern Water Tribe.

But wait, is it even fair to bring Aαng into this incident? After all, Aαng is still in the iceberg at this point. To which I say: yes, it is fair to mention Aαng, because his not having been there for the past 100 years of war is a character flaw that he will struggle with throughout the show. In fact, the first thing Katara ever says about Aαng is:

“But when the world needed him most – he vanished.”

Still, once Aαng does show up, he offers to take Katara to the North Pole with him on Appa so that she can learn waterbending, too. So because he makes an effort to rectify this behavior, we’ll call it a wash.

Tip of the Iceberg #2: The Waterbending Scroll

Katara: Will you PLEASE shut your air hole! Believe it or not, your infinite wisdom gets a little old sometimes. Why don’t we just throw the scroll away since you’re so naturally gifted! 

Aαng is very considerate toward a Katara who is seething with jealousy in this episode. She has worked so hard to achieve the few moves she knows, only to see her “pupil” rush through them in a few humiliating minutes. I imagine it’s much like what Zuko would feel, watching a young Azula. She lashes out at Aαng, who recoils, but who quickly accepts her apology and even tells her it isn’t her fault later on, when they get captured. He encourages her by calling her a fellow waterbender and relying on her talents to help move the boat and make their escape. Katara apologizes again and all is well.

But …

There’s more to this outburst than simple jealousy. On Kyoshi Island, admiring fangirls attract Aαng’s attention very quickly, leaving Katara in the dust, but Katara doesn’t react so strongly about that. No, this is about Katara having the burden on her shoulders of being the only waterbender of her tribe. And unlike Aαng, she is not a master of her element. If Katara doesn’t learn these techniques, if Katara is not the best she can be, in Katara’s mind she is failing not only herself, but her people. So although Aαng helps with the symptoms of Katara’s feelings, that deep well of anger and longing for mastery is still there and is never addressed. This particular iceberg will continue to grow until it cracks open again.

Tip of the Iceberg #3: The Waterbending Master

Katara: No! No way am I apologizing to a sour old man like you! 
Aαng: Uh, Katara… 
KataraI’ll be outside – if you’re man enough to fight me! 
Aαng: I’m sure she didn’t mean that. 
Sokka: Yeah, I think she did. 

Again, Aαng does well by Katara as a friend when he discovers that Master Pakku won’t teach her because she’s a girl. He initially refuses to learn from Pakku if the latter won’t teach Katara, and then volunteers to tutor Katara himself, when Pakku’s not around.

But once their ploy is discovered and Katara is made to apologize, Aαng plays peacemaker in a way that glosses right over Iceberg Katara. First of all, when Pakku demands an apology from Katara, Aαng should have asked to be treated as equally guilty, since he was the one who was actually doing the teaching. Second, he should have pointed out that Pakku has no monopoly on Aαng’s culture, so he has no right to dictate who Aαng can and cannot teach waterbending to once he learns it. Third, Aαng tries to pretend that Katara doesn’t mean what she so obviously does. He is willing to downplay Katara’s righteous anger and ignore an injustice so the people around him stop being angry.

Aαng is just not seeing the big picture here. Katara is the last waterbender of the Southern Tribe; her cultural heritage of waterbending has been all but wiped out while the North did absolutely nothing. And now that the population of southern waterbenders has been reduced to 1 due in part to the North’s inaction, they are willing to let combat bending in the South die out just because they don’t want to teach a woman.

Remember in the “Northern Air Temple”, when Aαng wavered between angry and devastated at the cultural destruction that the Mechanist was wreaking on the temple? I’m surprised, as the last of his kind, that he didn’t take this challenge to Katara’s mastery more personally. But setting aside personal feelings, as the Avatar, it is Aαng’s job to protect the culture of a sovereign nation from being extinguished in order to maintain balance in the world. He had the authority to intervene on Katara’s behalf, and he should have.

Tip of the Iceberg #4: The Chase

Katara: How can you be so infuriating! 
Aαng: Should we… do something?
Sokka: Hey, I’m just enjoying the show.
Aαng: Okay, okay, you both need to calm down.
KataraBoth?  I’m completely calm!

Points to Aαng for at least trying to intervene here while Sokka does the equivalent of eating popcorn. There is a squabble that’s affecting group dynamics, and he gives it his best. But just like before, Aαng doesn’t get to the root of the problem; he just wants everyone to stop being angry so things can carry on the way they always have … even if the way things have been isn’t optimal.

Like it or not, there are problems with the current situation. Toph’s refusal to be part of the group activities is harmful to the GAαng as a unit, whatever she may think about being independent. And really, it should not have been left up to Katara to address this alone—but she knows that no one else will step up until she does. It’s a sign of Katara doing more than just pulling her own weight. As I’ve pointed out before, countless times in A:TLA we see her in the background doing some thankless chore so these kids have hole-free pants and hot meals every day. This is a major burden that’s on Katara’s shoulders continuously; she helps ease Aαng’s burden as the Avatar on multiple occasions, but sadly, Aαng never does the same for her.

Tip of the Iceberg #5: The Awakening

Hakoda: What’s wrong Katara? 
Katara: He left. 
Hakoda: What? 
Katara:  Aαng. He just took his glider and disappeared. He has this ridiculous notion that he has to save the world alone. That it’s all his responsibility. 
Hakoda: Maybe that’s his way of being brave. 
Katara: It’s not brave. It’s selfish and stupid. We could be helping him. And I know the world needs him, but doesn’t he know how much that we need him too? How could he just leave us behind? 

This time, Aαng does more than not resolve the underlying problem; he exacerbates and in some ways causes it. I did an essay before on Katara’s issues with abandonment; basically, losing her mother and her father to the war, albeit in different ways, leaves her very vulnerable to people running off on her. In “The Awakening”, Aαng shuts her out and flies away, still injured, and may very well have perished were it not for Avatar Roku. This worrying over her friend’s safety is the last thing Katara needs while she is still dealing with resentment over being left parentless for several of her formative years. Katara even knows that she’s being unfair to Hakoda in blaming him for leaving, but she’s simply unable to cope with the emotions she’s stored up inside while he was away. Aαng returns from his unsuccessful solo venture, but never makes it up to Katara or helps her with this longstanding issue.

Tip of the Iceberg #6: The Painted Lady

Sokka:  Did you even think this through? The army’s gonna blame the villagers. They’re headed there right now to get revenge. 
Katara: Well, what was I supposed to do? 
Sokka: Leave! Do nothing! 
Katara:  No. I will never, ever turn my back on people who need me.  I’m going down to the village, and I am gonna do whatever I can. 
Sokka: Wait. I’m coming too. 
Katara: I thought you didn’t want to help. 
Sokka: You need me, and I will never turn my back on you

Just like in “The Waterbending Master”, it’s all fun and games for Aαng when he’s helping Katara break the rules, but accepting responsibility? Not so much. He knows as well as Katara that Sokka, their plan guy, has a strict schedule that they are adhering to in the hopes of making it to the invasion point on time. When he finds out that Katara has been delaying their mission to help the people of the town, he volunteers to help—not help as in learning healing from Katara, but help as in blowing up a munitions factory. And at first, it’s nice that he thinks Katara is a superhero, but when they’re discovered, Aαng is quick to dodge the blame:

Sokka:  Katara, what you did put our whole mission in jeopardy. We’re leaving right now. (He turns to Aαng.) And how long did you know about this? 
Aαng: Hey, I just found out this morning. 

Yes, if by “just found out” you mean “was an enthusiastic participant in the deed most responsible for attracting the enemy’s attention”. In the dialogue that follows, he leaves Katara alone to defend herself, just like he did in “The Waterbending Master”.

But worst of all, the same thing is happening here that has happened in the last several outbursts: Aαng understands that Katara wants to do something in the moment, but there is no epiphany where he gets just why that is. Why is Katara so compelled to help everyone who needs it, regardless of far-off consequences? What is the underlying cause of her determination? Aαng never really finds out, so once again Katara’s overprotectiveness will rear its head a few episodes down the line.

Tip of the Iceberg #7: The Runaway

Katara: Fine! It’s a lie. But you’ve been so out of control lately, I knew something was up. I knew you were hiding something, and you were.  Don’t you walk away from me while I’m talking to you! 
Toph: Oh, really, Mom? Or what are you going to do? Send me to my room? 
Katara: I wish I could. 
Toph: Well, you can’t. Because you’re not my mom, and you’re not their mom. 
Katara: I never said I was! 
Toph: No, but you certainly act like it. You think it’s your job to boss everyone around, but it’s not. You’re just a regular kid like the rest of us, so stop acting like you can tell me what to do. I can do whatever I want! 

Katara and Toph are at each other’s throats again in an extension of the problem they had in “The Chase”. This time, Aαng doesn’t even do as much as he did there, where he told everyone to calm down. He doesn’t tell Katara how much he appreciates all she does for him; he doesn’t take Toph aside ask if she really thinks these schemes are a good idea. Katara is going overboard with her role as Team Mom, a role that she is paradoxically becoming fed up with. We learn in this episode that Katara has been taking on the burden of keeping her family together since she was just a little kid, and after all this time, she doesn’t know how to let go of it. But we don’t learn this from Aαng, and Aαng isn’t even around when we hear about it. And Katara mothers him just as much as anyone in this episode.

Tip of the Iceberg #8: The Western Air Temple

Katara:  You might have everyone else here buying your “transformation”. But you and I both know you’ve struggled with doing the right thing in the past.  So let me tell you something right now. You make one step backward, one slip-up, give me one reason to think you might hurt Aαng… and you won’t have to worry about your destiny anymore. Because I’ll make sure your destiny ends right then and there… permanently

Wait a minute … we can’t blame Aαng for not helping Katara with this one, can we? He wasn’t even in the room when she threatened Zuko! Anyway, it was Zuko who betrayed her trust at Ba Sing Se, and Zuko who has to earn her forgiveness, right?

Well, yes and no. Zuko siding with Azula against the GAαng in “The Crossroads of Destiny” was a black mark in Katara’s book that he had to make up for, all the more so because he had confided in her and made her believe he had changed. But remember, this is about how Aαng recognizes and responds to Katara’s moments of emotional turmoil. And the fact that she confronts Zuko in private after publicly going along with what Aαng wants is a red flag that she doesn’t want Aαng to see how huge the Katara Iceberg is.

Besides, let’s not forget just how obvious Katara’s anger at Zuko was to the entire GAαng. She sniped at him in public episode after episode—even “The Firebending Masters”, which barely featured her. There’s absolutely no way Aαng didn’t notice this, or how much Zuko’s presence was upsetting her. Did he do anything, even something small like help her with the chores? Did he try to talk to her or Zuko at all about what their problems were? Did he let Katara know that her feelings of betrayal were valid, and that he would help her understand what he saw in Zuko?

Maybe they shouldn’t have just kept flying over “The Great Divide”, because Aαng sure could have used those negotiation skills in this situation.

Tip of the Iceberg #9: The Southern Raiders

Katara: We’re going to find the man who took my Mother from me. 
Zuko: Sokka told me the story of what happened. I know who did it. And I know how to find him. 
Aαng: Umm… and what exactly do you think this would accomplish? 
Katara: I knew you wouldn’t understand.
Aαng: Wait, stop, I do understand. You’re feeling unbelievable pain and rage. How do you think I felt about the sandbenders when they stole Appa? How do you think I felt about the Fire Nation when I found out what happened to my people?
Zuko: She needs this, Aαng. This is about getting closure and justice. 
Aαng: I don’t think so. I think it’s about getting revenge. 
Katara: Fine! Maybe it is. Maybe that’s what I need. Maybe that’s what he deserves. 
Aαng: Katara, you sound like Jet. 
Katara: It’s not the same. Jet attacked the innocent. This man, he’s a monster. 

Wow, did Aαng bungle this one. First, Katara knew he wouldn’t understand—that right there is a big blow to the notion that Aαng is there for Katara emotionally. Second, Aαng tries to tell Katara he does understand by using a completely inappropriate example. Aαng’s pain and rage on seeing Appa stolen can’t hold a candle to Katara’s mother getting murdered, nor is the Air Nomad genocide the comparable because Aαng didn’t personally witness the perpetrators, and all of the people who carried out the massacre are already dead. Third, he jumps to conclusions that this is about revenge before Katara even says it is—the way she says, “Fine! Maybe it is; maybe that’s what he deserves” makes it seem like she’s mulling the idea over in real time as it occurs to her. It’s possible that Aαng’s premature suggestion actually planted the idea of killing Yon Rha in Katara’s head, where before she just had a nebulous idea of confronting him. And as if that weren’t bad enough, Aαng then compares Katara to Jet, who took revenge for his village’s destruction on an entire town of innocent Fire Nation civilians. 

Aαng tries to drum the idea of forgiveness into Katara’s head four times in this one episode, an idea that she repeatedly and finally rejects, even at the episode’s end. This is a huge clue that Aαng wasn’t letting Katara do what she needed to do to get closure, but kept trying to pressure her into doing what Aαng personally wanted her to do to maintain his own Air Nomad ideals. He made her pain all about himself and the wisdom of the monks, the least helpful thing he could have done. And let’s remember that, like with Katara and Zuko’s long détente, Aαng had plenty of times throughout the series to ask about Katara’s mother and what happened, possibly helping her to heal by sharing his own experiences. But he never, not once, sympathizes with her or even seems to realize how huge a wound she still has—not until it stands a chance of violating his personal precepts.

So let’s take stock of all of these situations where Katara’s anger was a sign of dire emotional distress. How many times did Aαng recognize and respond to Katara’s anger in a way that got at the source of the problem? “The Waterbending Scroll” is the only time he comes close, and arguably, each of his attempts at diffusing Katara’s anger is worse than the one before it. By no means do I think Aαng should have solved Katara’s problems for her, or that he should have had the maturity of his technical age. But think of all of the people who step in and display genuine, helpful understanding to Katara in these moments: Hakoda, telling Katara how much he missed her and how he hated being without his children. Sokka, telling Katara he’ll never turn his back on her. Toph, telling Katara that she can be fun, too. Zuko, helping Katara find the man who murdered her mother. Considering how Katara and Aαng are held up as soulmates in the show, it’s quite depressing how few moments of helpful understanding Katara actually gets from him, not to mention how often she has to hide her emotions in fear of being judged for her angry reactions. And yes, there’s a good chance that Aαng is simply not mature enough to do more than skid along the surface of Iceberg Katara. But if that’s the case, the last thing he should do is make himself a permanent resident.

British state school drama

At my school, on Year 13’s last day (context for non-Brits, this is the last year of secondary school before you go to uni or get a job or whatever), they have a costume parade. Everyone else is allowed out to lunch early and about halfway through the lunch break, the parade begins. Normally the leavers troll everyone too.

One year they handed out letters at the school gate saying that the next day (their parade day) would be non school uniform (because we wear uniforms in Britain), ‘signed’ The Leadership Team (that’s the headteacher, deputy head and assistant head). Most people realised it was a prank and the school put an urgent, all caps-lock message on the school website, but we got to take the piss out of the few kids who did show up in their own clothes.

One year they stuck pictures of Nicolas Cage’s head on all the fire exit signs on the little mans head, and just generally around the school. That was about three years ago and we still find random Nicolas Cage heads around the building.

The funniest year was four years ago. All the younger kids, including me and my friends at the time, were sat eating lunch. At our school we have an outdoor area, but with a canvas roof, called the Hub. The buildings for lessons branch off out of the Hub. These buildings are three storeys tall so there are balconies running all the way around the Hub. As everyone was peacefully eating their lunch, the Year 13 attacked us from the balconies with eggs. Some were rubber but some were real. One cracked on my friends head and she had egg in her hair for the rest of the day. The next wave of attack was flour. By this point, everyone was screaming and those lucky enough to have umbrellas with us were hiding (we’re not allowed into the lesson blocks at lunch so that wasn’t an option). It was absolute chaos and it went on for the whole of lunch (about an hour). Every time we thought it was over and we sat down to eat, another attack of flour and egg would be launched down from the balconies. The Year 13s weren’t allowed to do their parade as punishment that year.

There are also always people in the parade with water guns that fire at everyone watching, but that’s a tradition that we’d be surprised if they stopped.

anonymous asked:

i love your writings so much!! keep up the great work, hun <3 may i request the RFA+V and Saeran's reactions to MC turning out to be a middle schooler (ABSOLUTELY NONONO ROMANCE OFC) going through puberty and with constant mood swings? i thought that it'd be funny

Thank you very much for saying that, I appreciate it a lot. These are short because I’ve done a similar (ish) request here, but I hope you like them anyway. I don’t know how good this is… sorry.


Yoosung

  • oh my god a child
  • Yes!!!!! He’s not the baby in     the group anymore
  • He also treats MC like he’s 100     years older than them, with the wisdom of an ancient ruler
  • Seriously
  • “When I was your age we     had to use our brains! Not the internet!”
  • “Yoosung you are not a     century older than me”    
  • He’d be the most likely to take     MC seriously
  • Because a lot of people don’t     take him seriously because he’s the youngest once
  • He tried to handle MC’s mood     swings but…
  • He’s not a good babysitter 
  • Never let him babysit
  • He will give MC all the candy
  • And let MC do whatever the hell     they wanted while simultaneously having a break down
  • He’s also really impressed 
  • Because MC’s like 12 and  organised     a party in 11 days     

Jaehee

  • MOTHER JAEHEE ACTIVATE 
  • Worried about MC 
  • MC’s health
  • MC’s parents
  • MC’s education
  • Why did MC even come to this     apartment?
  • It’s kind of heart warming
  • Kind of annoying too...
  • She emphasizes the “did     you eat today?” Thing     
  • Speaking of parents, she’s     probably most likely to explain what happened to MC’s parents, since she’s     a responsible woman and not insane like everyone else
  • the best at handling     mood swings
  • She’s really worried about how     a kid could handle such big responsibility
  • Never the less she’s impressed     by the work they did    
  • Also has a hard time explaining     to guests that MC’s like 12 and organised most of the party 

Zen

  • A CHILD HE CAN BESTOW HIS     WISDOM UPON????     
  • EXCELLENT! 
  • He’s so ready to be the     cool-big-brother to MC     
  • Like MC needs a ride from     school? Zen’s there on his motorbike, making them look like the coolest     kid in school     
  • Takes them to movie/play     premiers he’s been invited to and introduces them as his little cousin 
  • Terrible at handling mood     swings because Zen handle his emotions by drinking, smoking or driving     dangerously fast
  • And thEY ARE TWELVE
  • However, He’s really concerned     and involved in MC’s home life 
  • He had a shitty childhood and     MC is very kind and smart, so god forbid something like that happened to     them
  • Impressed to the max when MC     pulls off the party with many guests 
  • Also protects them like a big     brother     

Jumin

  • skeptical 
  • MC’s a child
  • Kid
  • Twelve year old baby
  • They cannot possibly be part of     such an important and complicated organisation 
  • But the point is made that     Saeyoung is part of the RFA so…..    
  • He wonders why such a young     child saw a text saying ’come to this address’ and they actually went
  • Were they not taught about     stranger danger??
  • After he gets over his initial     shock he probably treats MC like how he treats Saeyoung
  • A child
  • Only they are a child
  • Saeyoung is not
  • Any sign of mood swing Jumin     will immediately leave, he’s not good with moody children
  • However, he is very very impressed     with MC when so many guests show up    
  • He honestly thought this entire     party would be a flop    
  • But it wasn’t
  • Considers recruiting them for     his business in the future     

Saeyoung

  • Keep Saeyoung away from this     child at all costs
  • Unless you want this child to     become a corrupted memer, keep. him. away. 
  • Saeyoung has found a new     gullible victim and it’s MC    
  • Really disappointed if they     don’t fall for his pranks    
  • However, will 100% recruit them     to help him prank Yoosung    
  • He also works twice as hard     when catching the hacker because they are literally a kid they can’t     defend themselves!!     
  • Tries to give them a lecture on     stranger danger
  • Emphasis on tries
  • Honestly he’d go along with     their mood swings
  • MC’s angry for no reason? Shit     so is he
  • Sad? He’s right there crying     with them
  • These pair are a mess
  • Saeyoung is impressed by their     skills     
  • But also worried
  • He wonders what made them     become so mature and adult so quickly    
  • He hopes it’s nothing like his     backstory

V

  • At the start of every sentence     he says ’I’m sorry’ whenever talking to MC 
  • I actually think this might be     the first time V is purely angry at Rika
  • Because they are a KID
  • A CHILD
  • !!!!!
  • He feels so horrible that MC     got mixed up in this    
  • He’s really good at handling     mood swings
  • He’ll talk it through with     them, or he’ll give them some space    
  • Either way he’s like the     kindest person to MC    
  • The kind uncle you see once a     year but is always so chill    
  • Happy that everything went well     with the party
  • But very sorry that they had so     much responsibility in the first place

Saeran

  • This is the only time he’s     raised a question to his saviours wishes 
  • But he saw the look she gave     him
  • And went on this his task
  • MC was gullible
  • But they were a kid after all
  • He saw how kind and helpful MC     was
  • They definitely deserved to go     to paradise…
  • After everything Saeran regrets     his decision gravely    
  • How could he endanger a kid     like that? How could you kidnap a child? Someone so innocent and     undeserving of being thrown into this mess?
  • It definitely didn’t do     anything for his recovery     
  • He avoids MC the best he can
  • But MC persists… 
  • They tell him they get mood     swings that sometimes end up hurting their friends
  • And that puberty is a real     bitch     
  • Saeran probably treats MC like     how anyone else would, like a kid    
  • Often quietly tells them not to     do dumb things when they are doing dumb things
  • Or telling them to calm down     and not be so dramatic during their mood swings
  • It doesn’t help
  • He’s not the best
  • He will protect MC though, to     make sure no monsterous person like him does what he did ever again
  • He’s like the edgy older     brother

Honestly like you can write the human zoo as a place with no pain so the Diamonds think the humans would be happy or whatever the fuck but how about this

Stories of Earth being past down through the generations, if course not being perfect due to do many years and retellings, and inspiring the youth to try and explore outside of the zoo. Some of them have given up hope and just accept this is the only world they’ll ever know, nothing outside of the walls and sky. They get used to that idea and the lives they love. They’re not happy but, they’re fine.

Some of them still believe the old tales of Earth and often dream of going beyond the walls and sky they’ve known all their lives. Some of thrm depressed and bored of the same old cycle of actions every day, no choice to do anything else. They start making their own stories inspired by Earth and inspire their kids to do so.

They still have their JX91 whatever names but they have their own names given by their parents. Names are a bit different to Earth due to them having their own sort of culture. So the gems all refer to them with numbers and letters but they call each other “Grat” or “Soonven” (I imagine it’s been so many years that they have really different names)

Then Greg arrives (and they can actually pronouce his name) and they ask him where he came from and they ask him endless questions about Earth. All the humans are so excited, some of them don’t believe him at first though. Then Steven arrives and they start to believe it! And after Greg and Steven find a way out, they know they have a way out. They can leave. They can find Earth.

They try and revolt out of the zoo using every method they can, and then… Who knows.

Maybe the famethyst want to go to Earth and see their little sister, so they help them and everyone joins the CG on Earth. Maybe that starts a new war. Maybe they inspire gems on homeworld to fight their dictators.


OR MAYBE WE GET SOME MORE FILLER EPISODES WHO FUKIN KNOWS

Anonymous asked:

I’ve been told to include subtle foreshadowing and symbolism but it’s difficult with a first-person present tense and even more difficult with a realist contemporary novel.


It shouldn’t be more difficult. Try not to overthink it. :)

“Foreshadowing” doesn’t have to mean anything grand, like a prophecy or psychic visions, or anything else like that. Foreshadowing can be anything that hints at something that is to come.

For example, let’s say your story is about a group of friends who go out to sea on a fishing trip, they get caught in a storm and their boat sinks, and they end up castaways on an isolated island. Even if your story is told in the first person and is contemporary without fantasy/supernatural elements, there are plenty of things you could potentially do to foreshadow this outcome, all with varying degrees of subtlety:

– At the beginning of the novel, well before the fishing trip is suggested/planned, your character arrives home and finds her roommate watching Titanic for the millionth time. Since the Titanic sinks, it plants a little shipwreck seed in your reader’s mind, even if they don’t realize it. You could leave it at that if you want really subtle foreshadowing. Or, for something a little more on the nose, your character might say to the roommate, “You watch this movie so much, I’m starting to think you actually want to be in a shipwreck.” And maybe the roommate laughs and says, “Only if Leonardo DiCaprio is involved in some way.” You could even go a step further and–once the fishing trip is suggested and the roommate invites your character along–your character might respond, “As long as Leonardo DiCaprio won’t be there, I’d love to go.”

– Again, prior to the fishing trip, your character is driving home from work and her car breaks down. In an offhand comment to the tow truck driver she says, “I should never be allowed around machinery of any kind. It always seems to break down in my presence.” This would be super subtle, but it plants the seed that your character has experienced a lot of vehicle break-downs. When she gets on the boat, the reader might jokingly wonder if the boat will breakdown, too.

– When your character is packing for the fishing trip, she notices the beach vacation-like things her roommate is packing and says, “You know we’re spending three days on a fishing boat and not at a Sandals beach resort, right?” This has a fun coincidental tone to it, because in fact they will end up staying on a beach, though hardly one that could be called a resort.

– Your character tells her parents about the fishing trip and they start making Gilligan’s Island jokes:

“How long will you be gone, honey?”

“Just three days.”

“Three days?” Dad pipes in from the family room. “Are you sure it’s not a three-hour tour?” He repeats “a three-hour tour” in a sing-song voice.

“What is he even talking about?” I ask my mom, shaking my head at my father’s strange antics.

“Oh, it’s just an old show they used to play in re-runs when your father and I were kids.”

This could potentially be a really good subtle moment of foreshadowing, because not everyone probably remembers Gilligan’s Island. However, at some point later–maybe after they wash up on the island and are settled, someone else might make a Gilligan’s Island reference thus explaining the earlier reference. It’s sort of like retroactive foreshadowing at that point. ;)

– Whatever is going to cause the boat to sink can be referenced at an earlier point in some way. For example, maybe they end up leaving a day late because of a problem with the boat’s engine. Or, maybe there’s a big storm that some people going on the trip are worried about, but others aren’t. 

You don’t have to overdo it, but one or a few bits of foreshadowing can help keep the “big event” from being totally random when it happens. Your reader can look back on these references and think, “I should have seen this coming!” Or, “This occurred to me as a possibility but I didn’t think it would really happen!”

Hopefully this helps you see that foreshadowing doesn’t require fantastical or supernatural future-seeing devices. :)

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About Daisies and Sunflowers - Ch. 2

A/N: I wrote most of this on mobile while driving to Pennsylvania to see family, so I’m sorry ahead of time if there’s any grammatical/spelling/format errors! If you see any, don’t be afraid to send me an ask or a message!

Pairing: prince!Evan Hansen x fem!reader

Warning(s): anxiety, insecurities (mostly on Evan’s part poor bb), Jared making innuendos, it gets pretty gushy and kinda cliche

Word count: 1,750

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The very next morning, Evan found himself sitting at his desk, trying to figure out what to write to you. Sure, he had written plenty of letters before, but none to a girl his age, whom he had hopes of forming a friendship with. He knew what he wanted to say. He wanted to tell you that he thought you were more beautiful than any of the flowers in his garden, that you were brighter than any star in the sky of the night you two met. But, as much as he wanted to say those words to you, he didn’t. He was so afraid of scaring you away. So, instead of saying what he really wanted to say, he said what he thought you would want him to say. After several drafts, he managed to finish his letter to you.

Dear (Y/N),

Is it okay if I call you that? I know we only met last night, so if you’re not okay with the level of formality that comes with the first name basis, please, don’t hesitate to tell me!

To be honest, I’m not quite sure what to write about. I guess I could tell you about the new shipment of flowers that are going to be delivered in two days time. We’re planting a patch of poppies in the front of the garden; something brightly colored to attract the hummingbirds.

I never really bothered to ask you if you even really like flowers. Do you? If your do, do you have a favorite kind? If I had to choose my favorite it would probably be daisies. You remind me of daisies, if I’m being completely honest.

Not in a weird way though, I meant it as a compliment. If you thought it was weird, though, I’m very sorry!

Evan leaned back in his chair and frowned, wondering how he managed to seem awkward even in writing. He didn’t want to come off as too strong, in case you only wanted to be friends. Of course, he felt an attraction to you, he would be crazy not to. However, he didn’t want to possibly lose you if you didn’t feel the same. Despite having only talked to you for one night, he felt as if he knew you his whole life. He chewed anxiously on his bottom lip and leaned forward once more, grabbing his pen.

I’m sorry if this seems forward, but I  would love to see you again sometime soon. I enjoyed talking with you, I hope you felt the same about talking with me. Write me back to let me know if you would like to visit the palace once more. The poppies should be planted by then and I can show them to you, if you would like. Take care.

Sincerely,

Evan Hansen

Before he could talk himself out of it, he slipped the letter into an envelope and sealed it. He was in the middle of writing your name down when he realized that he didn’t know whether or not to address you as Princess (Y/N) of The Kingdom of Magnolia, or if he should just go with (Y/N), or Princess (Y/N) (L/N). He decided on the most formal option. He had yet to know whether or not he crossed a line by addressing you so familiarly within the letter, so he didn’t want to press his luck.

Letter clutched tightly in his hand, he made his way to where the servants lived.

“E-Excuse me, have you seen Spencer? I have a letter I need him to, uh, deliver,” Evan said.

The maid he stopped told him where she last saw the messenger boy, giving the young prince a gentle smile. All the servants in Rose Palace loved Prince Hansen for his gentleness. What the other royals saw as weakness, they saw as compassion. They were all excited to see him become king.

Once the letter had been successfully handed off to Spencer with special instructions to take extra care of it, Evan finally allowed himself to breathe. It was over. He had handed the letter over, and whatever followed were out of his hands.

Still, he couldn’t help but fret over what your response might be. Would you be just ecstatic as he was to be corresponding with each other? Or maybe you just told him to write to you to be polite. Maybe you thought you wanted him to, but regretted it and now you were going to reject his attempts at friendship.

These worries followed him to dinner that night, and Queen Heidi, like always, could tell something was on the young prince’s mind.

“Evan, dear, what has you so worried?” She asked carefully. He glanced up from his plate at her, his face flushed red. How was he supposed to tell his mother about his girl problems? If they were even girl problems in the first place.

Heidi noticed the blush on his face and set her silverware down. She clasped her hands together and rested her chin on them, saying, “Does it have anything to with that girl you were walking with last night?”

Evan’s face turned even redder and he began to sputter. “What-what girl? I-I wasn’t- there- we-,” he choked out, before realizing there was no way he was going to lie is way out of this situation. He cleared his throat and averted his eyes, mumbling a soft, “Maybe…”

“Tell me about her, Evan,” Heidi encouraged her son, giving him a warm, motherly smile.

“She-she’s… beautiful. But not in the kind of way that intimidates you, you know? She’s beautiful in the way nature i-is beautiful. She’s got these kind eyes that make you feel as if you’re the only one she sees, and her voice is so soft, like if you could turn the feeling of rose petals into a sound,” Evan didn’t think he could stop talking about her if he tried now, “A-And her laugh! It’s got this cute little snort that she probably doesn’t even notice! But it’s the cutest thing! And she has this way o-of listening to you, as if everything you say is important; as if she could listen to you talk forever!

“And I know I only met her last night, but the way she makes me feel… it was a peaceful feeling I’ve never felt, Mother. I-I don’t know what it is about her…” He trailed off, chewing his bottom lip, making it look even more swollen than usual.

Heidi watched him for moment, wrestling with her own feelings. For three years, she’d hoped that he would find a girl that would make him feel this way, a girl who he could happily spend the rest of his life with. But now that the moment had arrived, she was feeling more bittersweet than she had expected. Her little prince was in love. He was grown up, and he didn’t need her anymore. It’s every mother’s best dream and worst nightmare.

One thing puzzled her, however. “Ev, if you feel so strongly about this girl, why do you seem so stressed out about her?” Heidi asked.

“W-Well, what if she doesn’t feel the same? What if she thinks I’m weird? I-I mean we only talked for a few hours, and we only m-met last night!” Evan said. It felt good to finally have his feelings out in the open, instead of bottling them up, but it also made them more real. “What if.. What if she only told me to write to her to be polite?” Evan looked his mother in the eyes, tears pooling in his own. “Oh, honey…” Heidi got up and walked over to him. She sat down in the chair beside him and hugged him tightly. “If this girl is as wonderful as you say she is, then she will be understanding, whether she feels the same or not. You can’t control the things other people do or feel, but you can control how you react to it. Just keep that in mind, okay?” She felt her son nod and she pulled away, smiling at him. He gave her a small smile in return, his eyes still glossy, but no longer filled with tears. “Thank you, Mom,” he said. She just kissed his forehead and stood up to go back to her seat.

Whatever peace his mother had instilled in him completely disappeared when his mother’s friend and her son came over the next day for lunch. “Evan!” Jared called out as he entered the library where Evan was reading, the usual mischievous grin on his face. Evan gave him an awkward smile. “H-hey, Jared,” he said. He flinched as Jared threw his arm over his shoulder. “So, rumor has it, you and Princess (Y/N) spent all night together in your garden. Alone.” Evan already knew where this conversation was headed, and he felt his cheeks heat up at the very thought of what Jared was insinuating. “Talking! W-We were just talking, Jared!” He told the other prince, who was smirking at the taller boy. “Talking? Is that what the kids are calling it now? Well, I guess both activities involve your mouths-”

“That’s not- that’s not what happened!”

“You don’t have to be ashamed! I’m actually kind of jealous! (Y/N) is babe, I would totally-”

“Don’t talk about her like that!” Evan’s voice was loud and almost angry, catching Jared by surprise. “I was kidding, Evan! Learn to take a joke sometimes!” Jared said, laughing the tension off. “Don’t… Don’t make those kind of jokes about her. I wouldn’t be upset a-about anyone else, j-just… not her.” Evan shrank back to his normal self, avoiding eye contact with Jared. Jared just studied him for a moment before scoffing. “Fine, whatever. No need to freak out, Ev,” he said. Evan couldn’t help but smile. Despite his harsh words, Evan knew that Jared only used the nickname when he was being genuine- well, as genuine as Jared could get.

The rest of the day was filled with endless teasing from Jared, although none of it was vulgar or crude like it usually would have been. As if Jared couldn’t tell that (Y/N) was different than any other girl he had teased Evan about by his reaction alone, the look Evan would get in his eyes whenever your name was even mentioned spelled out his feelings loud and clear. Evan was in love with Princess (Y/N).