Had the weirdest dream I thought you'd like to hear about, since you like Avatar au ideas. Basically it featured pilot episode Zuko and Aang, set during the air nomad genocide. Zuko found Aang alone and couldn't kill him so he somehow snuck him onto his ship and now has an airbender kid hiding out under the fire nation navy's nose. I was considering trying to write it out but who knows if I'll have the time. Anyway, thought someone would get a kick out of the bizarre idea.
How they find people who love them and want to spend their lives with them. My longest relationship was 6 and a half years. But Michael was different. I saw a future with him. But I was so wrong. This is the message I got from him this morning. How my day started. What I woke up to.
No I’m sorry Mel, you aren’t being silly at all, I should have said something but I needed a little time to think. You’ve been asking where I stand on us and I’ve been thinking, I just find it hard to say. Who would have thought I’d find it hard to say something. It’s not fair I keep dragging you along without a response and I apologise…
You’re a beautiful soul, warm and caring, fucking wicked in the bedroom and great fun to be around, it’s awesome to see you being who you are and getting things done considering the cards you’ve been dealt. The way you adore me is beautiful. I’ve grown to care for you a lot but I’m just not feeling that click, that chemistry, that burning passion you’re meant to feel when you fall in love with someone and it’d be selfish of me to keep this going without feeling the way you do. I’m deeply sorry I can find the courage to do this face to face but I think we should stop seeing each other.
You deserve someone who loves you the way you do me, not me dragging you along without giving you what you need.
I am truly sorry Mel and hope you find someone who can give to you like you give me.
I’m NEVER going to find that person. I’m 38 years old. I have 3 kids. How the fuck am I meant to find that person? I thought I’d found him. I thought we had something amazing. I wanted it all with him. I saw a future with him. And until I woke up this morning, I had no fucking clue that I was so fucking wrong about what I felt. How can I ever trust my gut again? How do I move on from this? I’ll never be good enough.
I don’t want things to change between us. I was so happy.
you know that soulmate au where you have your true love on one wrist and your worst enemy on the other, but you dont know which one is which?
That would be such chaos for the characters in tlc.
Kai with Cinder on one wrist, and Levana on the other, so that he’s never quite sure who’s manipulating him and who’s actually in love with him.
Winter with Jacin on one wrist and Aimery Park on the other, so she thinks that her and Aimery are meant to be because Jacin doesn’t love her back.
idk about the other characters but those two sure would be interesting
Last year, I wrote about the overwhelming optimism that drove the characters of the Eleventh Doctor’s era to overcome dark situations that could have destroyed them, and this year I want to return to that theme having now seen the last two episodes of series 9 and how that optimism had transformed but ultimately still triumphed.
Where the Eleventh Doctor’s era could be described much like a children’s fairy tale with characters who are put into truly horrifying situations that they overcome through the power of love, the Twelfth Doctor’s era brought the darker side of those stories into focus. Love remained one of the most powerful forces in the universe, but this era explored the reality that love doesn’t always last a lifetime, even for the main characters.
Rory and Amy left the show when their story was finished, and they lived long, happy lives, dying of old age off screen. We all know Cinderella will one day die and so will Amy Pond, but the picture book ends long before that day. When Amy Pond stopped being the Girl Who Waited, it was the beginning of the end of her time on the show, but River Song and Clara Oswald remained on the show long after the stories of ‘The Woman who Killed the Doctor” and “The Impossible Girl” had been resolved.
And they lived until their lives were cut short in tragic, yet heroic deaths. With the direction the show had been taking in series 8 and 9, their stories could have been bleak reminders of the reality that many people die before they ever reach old age, and what we think of as happily ever after is rare (if not impossible), but instead, their endings came with an acceptance of the inevitability of death, while at the same time allowing these women to control their fate in a way we can only dream of in the real world.
The show did not lose all of its optimism as it grew out of it’s fairy tale era, and instead of telling us that River and Clara won’t get their happily ever afters, it asked us to examine how we define happily ever after. Clara Oswald will face the raven and River Song will go to the Library, but those endings do not prevent them from having their own happily ever afters. These two characters are given the opportunity to seize the time they do have and live it the best they can so that when they die, they will have lived full lives on their own terms.
Happily ever after does not mean forever.
It’s a message we can all take to heart knowing that we too will not live forever.
Clara flies off to see the universe with her new companion, and River Song spends 24 years with the man she loves (and with a vortex manipulator and a time machine, it could easily be more than 24 years). They will both die, just as we will all die, but their stories are neither tragedies nor fairy tales. Their stories are examples of what fantasy does best - addressing the harsh realities of life while allowing the characters to do the things we wish we could do, taking both time and death into their own hands.