Probably the best thing about Barry/Lup/Lucretia polyamory is how very, very harmless Barry and Lucretia were when they met, and how incredibly dangerous they both are now.
Barry and Lucretia were the mild mannered nerds. They minded their manners, crushed hard, took flawless notes, and loved libraries. Lup adores them, but she absolutely still can’t help but think of them as Sweet Shy Lucretia and the Dork Supreme. She can’t help it, she can remember when neither of them could look at her straight without blushing.
Meanwhile by this point, Barry has gotten hella into dark magic and anchored his sanity to Lup’s love, while Lucretia turned into a stern and pragmatic leader who would do anything for the mission. Everyone who knows them knows that they’re deeply loving people and really very kind, but they’re also a little terrifying. People with that much drive and intelligence and so little to lose tend to be. Everyone knows this… except Lup.
Lucretia and Barry could and have torn people’s minds apart, had people killed, lied, made ominous statements, and hurt those around them. Lup still can and does make them blush regularly, calls them “dear” in the middle of a inter-group schism, and isn’t sure why everyone is so upset with them after the fact. They just don’t know Barry and Lucretia like she does, they’re darlings, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. Well, they would, but they mean well, really.
“Though I have served the royal family for some time, I have no single master. I’ve always been troubled by this fact, but perhaps Lady Mikoto arranged it so that someday, when the time was right, I would serve you, Lady Corrin. If you will have me, then I will pledge myself to you.”
since my green-haired ninja-loving ass had already impulsively married my avatar with kaze, I just now found out what would happen if u didn’t reach A-Support Rank with him before ch. 15 and I had to doodle this perfect couple while crying
Black Panther’s sister, Shuri (Letitia Wright), accompanies Nakia and Ramonda, his mother (played by Angela Bassett), on a mission into the icy regions of Wakanda, where treacherous M'Baku (Winston Duke, not pictured) rules the mountain tribe. Along for the trip is CIA operative Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman), one of the few outsiders welcomed into the reclusive nation. “We could make five movies only about Panther and his world because it’s so rich,” says producer Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios.
The Skeptical American
In Civil War, CIA operative Everett K. Ross was a no-nonsense government functionary. Freeman describes him as “completely, totally competent” rather than a goofy comic relief sidekick. In this film, he earns T'Challa’s trust as they work together pursuing the mercenary Ulysses Klaue, who has stolen some of Wakanda’s most closely held secrets.
Villain Meets Ally
There’s geek history in this pairing, too. And not just Gollum vs. Bilbo. (That’s a different universe.) “Klaue is the first [Panther] villain appearing in 1966,” Feige notes. “Everett Ross showed up 10 or 12 years ago in the [Christopher] Priest run in Panther comics. It’s always fun to pick these characters and put them in together.”
post reveal, adrien just buys mari alllllllll the chat noir stuff. all of it. all of her gifts are chat noir themed. if they’re using special edition chat noir cups in some random restaurant three hours away, he will get one for her. it will end up in a chat noir gift bag wrapped in chat noir wrapping paper. mari has chat noir themed clothing and pencil cases and notebooks and kitchenware and accessories and her room is slowly becoming more black and green than pink
and marinette does the exact same thing. she goes out of her way so that everything she makes for adrien is subtly ladybug themed in some way. she gets him ladybug pjs and posters and headphones with antenna on them. she plasters his room in red and black spots. she sets his lockscreen as ladybug and it stays that way for almost two months
for their first anniversary, they swap superhero themed bags and pull out superhero themed gifts
alya and nino joke that they’re more in love with the superheroes than each other and adrien just pulls on the ears of mari’s chat noir sweatshirt
but at the same time, they spend so much time together that they just…swap stuff? like adrien will notice that he’s somehow ended up using mari’s cat headphones for the past week and a half. marinette will be wearing adrien’s ladybug hoodie and when he mentions it she claims it’s hers because she’s the one who wears the spots in this relationship. mari’s chat noir sketchbook is in adrien’s bookshelf and adrien’s ladybug backpack is hanging on mari’s doorknob
the only thing they don’t swap is this giant ladybug and chat noir blanket that is perfect for rooftop cuddling. even if adrien steals it from mari when they accidentally fall asleep up there
okay but hear me out on this, okay. Keith couldn’t have been in the desert alone for that long, man. I have a whole headcannon figured out about how Keith has a pet/best friend desert iguana named Butter (short for Peanut Butter because of the colour) back on Earth. It’s just a soft side of him that no one sees and also the reason why he didn’t implode from loneliness. Talk to me about soft Keith with Butter and i will love you
that if the worst problem you have is that you have to get up from your tumbling to go get ready for a school fundraising party wherein a whole bunch of suburban moms start out talking about their kids’ extracurricular activities but then get turnt af on $11-a-bottle chardonnay and end up dancing like a pack of assholes to the kind of music I only hear at the gym, that you’re doing all right, but – godDAMN do I not want to go to there. I have to 1) put on makeup, 2) pretend I give an airborne fuck about soccer vs. gymnastics vs. hockey or whatever else these fuckin people do with their time, and 3) not spiral about XF s11, my Special Feelings about GA, and/or the amount of space Gillovny takes up in my brain. Send me good vibes, y’all … I need your strength to tuck into my party clutch alongside my lip-plumping gloss.
“I was under the impression that the objective was to be terrifying-”
“You like the butterfly, you’re keeping it Spock! The point is to have fun, dress up, be somebody else for a while! We can be cute instead! We don’t have to be-”
“You could not look threatening in any capacity right now regardless, Captain.”
“Whatever you say, Spock.”
aka Jim and Spock dress up like cute clowns cause Jim got face paint out and Spock keeps insisting on cute critters and plants and shapes and Jim ends up changing their costume plans cause at least Spock is Cooperating with this (he loves it).