why don't people like him i don't understand he seems really nice

wolpasaurus  asked:

I was wondering if you knew anything about the situation with Billy the Asian Elephant at the LA Zoo? I just received an email from the Zoo that a city council motion was filed to remove Billy from the zoo, and they're still trying to fight to keep him. A lot of people claim he appears stressed which is why there's been a big fight to get him moved. I don't really know a lot about elephants so I don't really know what side is best to take or what sources to take seriously (other than the Zoo).

I’ve been following the story of Billy pretty closely. I’m glad you asked - it’s the sort of thing I think is really important to talk about, because people need to understand what’s going on behind the nicely framed stories about animal activism you hear in the media, but I’m never sure how much of that sort of animal industry politics followers are interested in reading. 

The reason this specific instance is so important is because it’s a hell of a lot more complicated than ‘sanctuary vs zoo, which is better for the animals’. The decision to go after Billy - and only Billy, and only right now - looks to me like a really strategic political decision from the animal rights movement, and it falls in line with what I’ve been researching the history, evolution, and MO of the animal rights movement. As I’ve been learning more and more about how animal rights organizations and their partnered sanctuaries conquer and divide to achieve the change they want to see, a very specific pattern of action has started cropping up and this situation exemplifies how they’ve learned to use legislation, the legal system, and the good intentions of the general public to remove animals from zoos. This explanation is going to seem a little bit like jumping at shadows, but this method of petitioning cities to seize zoo animals as assets - and the really conveniently timed fallout that would result from their success - is textbook animal rights organization planning. 

So here’s what you need to know - if Billy is sent to a sanctuary, the LA Zoo would lose their AZA accreditation. They’d likely then be subject to the new wild animal performance law that’s got major support in LA right now, because only AZA institutions would likely have an automatic exemption. The combination of loss of accreditation, potential inability to do public education and outreach, and the ability of the AR groups to spin the situation as ‘AZA kicked them out for being abusive to their elephants’ would massively damage the viability of the zoo as an institution for the foreseeable future… at which point AR groups could easily petition the city to seize more animals from the collection and send them off to sanctuaries, because it’s now “well known” what a horrible institution the LA Zoo is. That would normalize the idea that animal rights organizations and city officials with no professional animal experience know more about animal welfare than the best zoological institutions in the country, and would set a scary precedent regarding what sorts of institutions the public will accept the animal rights organizations condemning and removing animals from. With that sort of potential fallout - and all of the pieces of the puzzle having been successful, individually, within the last decade or so in regards to other animal rights campaigns - this really is not about a single elephant at all. 

AZA has this one really important rule in their accreditation standards, and it boils down to: any zoo they accredit must be considered the experts and have final say over the care of their animals. If anyone external to a AZA accredited zoo overrules that zoo’s choice of care for their animals in any way, that zoo loses their AZA accreditation because they are no longer viewed as having ultimate control over the welfare of their charges. This is really important when it comes to elephants, as the Toronto Zoo lost their AZA accreditation over exactly this situation: animal rights activists caught wind of TZ’s plan to transfer their elephants to a facility in Florida where they’d live in a bigger herd, and petitioned the city council to send the elephants a the Performing Animals Welfare Sanctuary (the same one they want Billy to go to, which has a known history of uncontrolled tuberculosis infections on the property to this day). The Toronto Zoo is a municipal zoo - which means its animals were city property - and the city council chose to claim the elephants as assets, ignore the evidence of animals with active TB already living at the chosen facility, and then overruled the Toronto Zoo staff’s due diligence about what choice would provide the best welfare for their elephants and sent them away to PAWS. Having been overruled by the city council and having lost control of animals in their collection, the Toronto Zoo lost their AZA accreditation. (They later reapplied and were re-accredited). 

So, if the animal rights activists can convince the city council to claim Billy as an asset and remove him to PAWS, it would really damage the LA Zoo as an institution. Their credibility in the eyes of the public would be destroyed, they’d lose exemptions from federal legislation due to losing their AZA status; they’d be forced to pull out of multiple major SSPs (because only AZA institutions are allowed to house animals in the Green level programs, of which LA zoo has number); they’d likely lose grant funding. What’s more, the zoo would then be subject to the recent law banning the use of any exotic animal in “entertainment”in LA, because if has the same structure as similar legislation we’ve seen in other states, only AZA facilities get an exemption. If true, that would mean the zoo would no longer be able to do education and outreach programs with their animals (and this law was backed by PAWS, the organization that runs sanctuary they’re trying to send Billy to). 

There’s a very specific reason that this whole campaign centers on Billy, not all three elephants, which is part of what makes it so clear this is a campaign with an end goal of damaging the LA Zoo’s AZA accreditation. Billy’s two elderly companions, Jewel and Tina, would be far better candidates to be sent to a sanctuary if welfare is really the concern driving the advocacy. They’re rescues from a private owner who were massively underweight and had chronic medical conditions, and it’s not as important for them to stay within AZA’s management as other elephants because they’re too old to contribute to the Asian Elephant SSP. The LA zoo has previously been willing to send older elephants to the PAWS sanctuary without needing intervention from the city council (that story is discussed below), so why is this newer campaign ignoring the elderly females and bypassing the zoo entirely by going to the city council when their welfare would likely be more improved by that sort of move? Jewel and Tina don’t belong to the LA Zoo - they’re officially part of the San Diego Zoo collection and on loan to LA - which means the city council can’t claim them as assets and forcibly remove them. The only elephant at the LA zoo that the LA city council has the ability to control is Billy, and so it’s pretty clear this is about getting the city council to overrule the zoo’s choices in caring for their collection and not about which elephants would benefit most from leaving the zoo environment. 

This is an attempt by the animal rights industry to undermine the LA Zoo as an organization - that much is clear. Billy is just a convenient figurehead and an animal that the public will empathize with while being completely unaware of the the ulterior motives behind the advocacy effort. It comes at a delicate time, too, as the LA Zoo is currently in the process of developing a new master plan for the future of the facility. That’s a future that would be massively impacted by a loss of accreditation and all the potential fallout that would go along with it. 

So that’s the context to the Billy situation, and why people are fighting so hard on both sides of the issue. But what the public really cares about here isn’t the politics, it’s the animal welfare, so here’s a look at history and the welfare of the elephant at the center of all this furor. 

Billy at the LA Zoo. (Photo Credit: San Diego Blogs)

Billy is one of three elephants at the LA Zoo - he’s the youngest, at 32, and the only male. Billy is kept separated from his two elderly female companions, Jewel and Tina, because he’s young enough to still want to reproduce and would injure the elderly ladies if he tried to mount them. However, while the elephants are always separated by a barrier, the exhibit was designed with heavy-duty wire fences that meant the elephants could always be able to see, hear, and touch each other through it. The LA Zoo Asian elephant exhibit is one of the biggest elephant habitats in the United States at 6.5 acres (with almost four acres of yard space), and was opened in 2010 - the construction of a state-of-the-art habitat was part of the resolution from the first time animal rights activists demanded the elephants move to a PAWS sanctuary. 

In 2006, an elderly Asian elephant named Gita died at the LA Zoo. It’s not clear what led to her ending up in position she did, but she was found laying on her back legs with her front legs stretched in front of her. Nothing they did could entice her to stand back up, and she eventually died as her body weight crushed her own tissue and the toxins released during that process overloaded her kidneys. (While this sounds brutal, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is likely how many elderly large animals die if they lay down for the last time in a position that puts their weight on their own body). Animal rights activists had already been agitating for the LA Zoo’s elephants to be sent to a sanctuary, and they used Gita’s death as momentum to push for Billy and the other female housed there at the time, an african elephat named Ruby, to be transported to a sanctuary where it was claimed her welfare would be much higher than at the zoo. The LA Zoo eventually caved to public pressure and chose to send Ruby to PAWS (keeping their AZA accreditation by doing so voluntarily) where she was immediately housed with other animals without a proper quarantine period, exposed to animals who were TB positive and were not diagnosed until after death, and eventually died herself in 2011 from an unknown disease that looked suspiciously like TB (PAWS declined to send out samples for testing, despite what appeared to be physical symptoms observed during the necropsy). 

Gita at the LA zoo in 1999 in the old exhibit. ( Photo Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Billy remained at the LA Zoo after Ruby left, and the organization undertook a 42-million-dollar elephant exhibit renovation with the intention of bringing in another breeding male and a number of females as part of the Asian Elephant SSP. In 2007, local activists sued to halt construction of the exhibit with the goal of removing elephants from the LA zoo permanently and forcing Billy into a sanctuary - after a case that was drawn out for a number of years and repeatedly stalled exhibit construction, the judge assigned instead that the LA Zoo was allowed to continue exhibiting elephants but was required to exercise them frequently, make regular exhibit improvements such as tilling the soil, and banned the use of tools such as bullhooks and guides at the facility. When the new elephant exhibit opened in 2010, the LA zoo decided to put breeding plans for Billy on hold in order to house a pair of bonded female Asian elephants - Jewel and Tina - who had recently been removed from a private owner who had neglected their medical care. 

The three elephants share access to the large, heated elephant barn and have 24/7 access to five unique outdoor yards. Each yard has a substrate of soft sand that is tilled regularly to keep it from becoming compacted and hard - the shifting motion of the sand helps keeps the elephants in shape as they walk over it - and each yard has unique features like puzzle feeders, bathing pools and waterfalls. 

Browse and treats are placed at unique locations around all the yards each day, encouraging the elephants to explore their environment anew each morning. In addition, a comprehensive environmental enrichment program makes sure the elephants always have novel objects and stimuli to interact with and a daily training session (which the public is able to watch as a demonstration most days a week) keeps them mentally engaged by practicing foot care, grooming, practice for any veterinary behaviors that might be needed, as well as strength- and balance-focused exercises.

The AZA accreditation standards - which cover general animal policy in 34 pages, and use another 12 to cover animal interactions with the public or use in education programs - have dedicated 32 pages specifically to the regulations regarding elephant husbandry, training, nutrition, body condition, enrichment, and welfare assessments. As a large AZA-accredited zoo that frequently falls under the celebrity-studded, critical eye of the local populace, it’s inconceivable that Billy’s care (and that of Tina and Jewel) is not in accordance with these highly detailed requirements. 

Photos of the new LA Zoo elephant exhibit. (Photo credits: The Portico Group).

The LA Zoo’s elephant exhibit, finished in 2010, was designed by The Portico Group, a design firm founded in Seattle, WA in 1990. The Portico Group’s exhibit designs consistently awards every year within the industry for their incorporation of the newest animal welfare science and management technologies as well as educational and interpretive options. Their design for the LA Zoo is on par with the quality of the rest of their designs, and features a similar amount of yard space for the elephants as the design they created for the widely-praised Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Africa expansion that opened in 2013. 

Billy in his habitat at the LA Zoo. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

One of the biggest reasons people express a concern for Billy is a head-bobbing behavior he’s been known to perform his entire tenure at the LA Zoo. The public is aware that repetitive behaviors (called stereotypies) can be signs of low quality welfare, and often worry that means that Billy isn’t being well taken care of at the zoo. However, one thing that isn’t commonly known about sterotypical behaviors is that once developed, they rarely go away once the animal is in a better welfare situation - which leads guests to often misunderstand an animal’s behavior as it relates to their current care. 

The LA Zoo has studied Billy’s head bobbing behavior over the years, and concluded that it appears to be an anticipatory behavior rather than one brought on by stress, as it mainly occurs when the elephant is awaiting the arrival of food, expecting a keeper interaction, or getting ready for movement into another area of his habitat. They also found that Billy had been noted to be displaying the head bobbing behavior when he came to the zoo at age 4 and that it was not something not something he developed during his life at the facility. 

Just because the behavior doesn’t mean that Billy has low welfare in his situation at the LA Zoo doesn’t mean the staff just want to leave him to bob and sway: to help decrease the amount of head-bobbing Billy does and engage him in a range of other behaviors, the keeper staff change their husbandry routine slightly each day and provide enrichment at different times in order to keep him investigating his environment instead of standing and waiting for regular occurrences. 

At the end of the day, Billy’s welfare does not appear to be the impetus pushing this current furor around “rescuing him” - he’s a convenient figurehead for what appears to be a well-coordinated attempt to undercut the LA Zoo’s credibility and accreditation status. 

But even though the actual welfare of the elephant is irrelevant to the organizations pushing this agenda, the general public is now very invested in understanding Billy’s welfare in regards to the outcome of this situation. 

The sanctuary animal rights activists are recommending Billy be sent to has multiple issues with basic elephant husbandry and medical treatment. PAWS was unable to evacuate their elephants in when threatened by a massive wildfire in 2015, due to their policy against doing even the most basic husbandry training with their animals that would have allowed them to be walked into a trailer or crated for transport. Instead, the animals were sheltered on site as the fire came within a few miles of the facility, putting them through massive amounts of stress and resulting in probable smoke inhalation. PAWS frequently take in animals that are reported as healthy upon transport, only to report having to euthanize them within a few years due to crippling chronic conditions. Most concerning is that PAWS appears to be plagued by frequent tuberculosis outbreaks among their elephants, potentially with multiple strains of the disease, despite their stated adherence to biosafety protocols -and that they have had at least one animal die while sick with active, contagious TB infections that were only discovered post-mortem. 

Billy is currently housed in a modern elephant habitat that was created in accordance with best practices for elephant management by outstanding architects - a remodel that was done specifically in response to the original welfare concerns about LA Zoo’s elephants in the late 2000′s. He has access to state-of-the-art veterinary medicine and is cared for by a dedicated team keepers who practice medical treatment behaviors, like foot care, with him daily to ensure that he can quickly receive treatment in a stress-free setting if it becomes necessary in the future. LA Zoo’s elephant keepers work hard to keep Billy active, mentally stimulated, and make sure he has plenty of positive social interactions with both the human and elephant members of his herd. 

If the goal of the general public is Billy’s welfare, he is far better off in a habitat designed for him to inhabit with the staff he has known for a better part of two decades than being sent across the country to a facility with massive red flags in their elephant management program just to fulfill a political movement’s agenda of damaging the facility that holds him. 

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anonymous asked:

i REALLY don't understand the kind of audience who don't realize jon is a hostage right now. they took his boat and his weapons, but d/ny said he wasn't a prisoner so i guess he could just swim to shore and walk unarmed back to the north if he wanted to no big! and then there's the folks who think kneeling is the same thing as making an alliance like literally i don't understand how the big speech about perpetuity could have gone so far over their head like the stakes are high dudes

This will kinda cover a huge portion of my up-coming “Targ!Bowl vs Targ!Cest” - post, but who cares since you asked and I wanna talk about.

Though I absolutely understand you and your frustration I kinda do understand why some parts of the audience don’t realize all that, or at least not the severity of it. 

I’m not even talking exclusively about the shippers who, to like anything from 50 -99%, don’t care what happens as long as their ships becomes canon, or the stans who will find a way to sugarcoat and excuse absolutely anything, anything I tell you, before admitting their fav has done some seriously terrible things or, dear god, “problematic” traits and storylines. 

It also seems plausible to me that some parts of the more general, non-obsessive, “I don’t read the books” or “have a blog about it” kind of audience, have trouble to really grasp these issues. You wanna know why? D&D are half-assing it. Right now they are half-assing two narratives, instead of whole-assing one.

I propose the following theory: 

Right now D&D are setting the stage for dark!Dany, while simultaneously selling her as Jon’s love-interest this seasonThose two narratives are pretty much forced to hold the other one back, because Jon can’t fall for “ the villain”, while Dany can’t break bad out of the blue.  

Leaving us with this incoherent mess, slightly ooc characters and actions that don’t influence the story in a “logical” way or even contradict each other.

Dany’s “transformation”, if you will, has to be properly foreshadowed, it has to be sufficiently hinted at from the moment she touches westerosi soil. The audience has to be able to look back and think “Oohh… I guess what she said there wasn’t alright. Should have seen that”.
But she also has to appear loveable enough to warrant any kind of affection Jon displays towards her. The audience’s reaction once dany does break bad should be “But why did Jon!? Well, I guess I didn’t think she was that bad back then neither.”

There you have it. That’s why her behaviour seems so appaling to some people, while others are still strong advocates for good!Dany and everyone in between doesn’t know what the fuck to think. That’s why you can make a strong case for both, or more precisely for neither.

This is apparent when you look at the fact that every “negative” characteristic she portrays is counter-attacked with one of two things: 

  1. Someone else making a comment, implying the exact opposite.
  2. The narrative conveniently jumping to a new plot point, reducing the immediate emotional impact of what we just saw.

Here are some examples:

  • Varys interrupting their dispute at it’s climax | Their first meeting didn’t go particularly smooth. They did not see eye to eye, they were not moving towards an understanding. Quite on the contrary, their interaction become more antagonist with every line of dialogue. It’s starts with both of them playing nice (in their own way), moves to Dany saying that Jon is breaking faith, Jon telling her that he doesn’t give a fuck about her birthright and ends with Dany outright accusing Jon of being in open rebellion (!!!). Where do you think that conversation was heading at? An intimate conversation about dead brothers? Dany has made her stance on Northern Independence clear, she see’s it as treason, I swear to all the gods, if Varys hadn’t walked in right then and there she would have explained what exactly the punishment for treason and oath breaking is. Try making a romance out of that. But conveniently enough Varys did come in at the perfect moment, dissolving all the tension into nothing, ending the scene on a half-baked Jon is her prisoner-but-not-really note.
  • Tyrion telling Jon about Slaver’s Bay | I don’t know if you had noticed, but Dany left her undeniably good accomplishment of abolishing slavery out of her little speech. She exclusively focused on awful things that have happened to her and the two big achievements that make her so god-darn special: Bringing dragons back into this world and making the Dothraki cross the Narrow Sea. All her statements were about her, not about the good she has or could do in this world. I strongly believe this is to imply that her conquest is deep down rooted in selfish desires. Contrasting Jon, who embraces his role as king to protect and save his people. So of course, we need another character to swoop in and remind us of the good things she has done. Too make it more clear: Dany says that “faith in herself kept her going”, Tyrion reminds Jon that “she protects people from monsters”. 
  • Jon is a prisoner, but hey, he gets dragonglass | Jon was a “prisoner” prisoner for exactly five seconds, when he - rightfully - complained about it to Tyrion. It is establish that Jon wants to leave, but simply can’t, because Dany took his ship, thus making him her prisoner. If D&D had some balls they could have pursued this narrative, but instead wooossshhhhh we are jumping ahead to Jon being allowed to mine dragonglass. Now it doesn’t matter whether Jon is staying on dragonstone by his own free will or not. He needs that dragonglass, so of course he will stay to mine it. The audience was forced to contemplate Danys decision to lock him up for like a minute, before rendering the conflict obsolete. Begging the question why it was necessary to begin with, if not to show Dany doing some un-nice things to one of our protagonists.
  • Varys and the whole “burn someone alive” issue | This isn’t limited to her interactions with Jon. I am going to talk about Dany threatening to burn Varys alive, very much, very soon. Right now, all I want to say is that it is not a good omen. It’s one of the clearest indication so far that Dany will embrace her “inner dragon” and cause some serious destruction when doing so. Dragons plant no trees. But all the not-so-great undertones of her interaction with Varys are forgotten in the next scene when she embraces Melisandre with open arms saying “we decided to pardon all those who served the wrong king.” Sucking all the dark implications of threatening someone to BURN HIM ALIVE right out of the audience’s mind. Emphasizing that part where she pardons former “traitors”. If that scene would have cut away from Dany right after “her promise”, without reminding ous of her “forgiving” side, that little comment would have left a way more bitter taste in your mouth than it did. 
  • I don’t wanna spoil anything from episode 4, (next paragraph contains very minor spoilers!)

    let’s just say that Dany demanding that Jon bends the knee, is met with another character stating that “Dany was chosen by her people”. Supposedly trying to establish a parallel that doesn’t hold any water in her current situation in westeros, anyway. But again, it is taking the sentiment expressed by Danys actions and words (a chosen king should kneel to her, whom his people didn’t choose) and twists it to paint Dany in a better light (she too was chosen by her people). It doesn’t make any sense when you think about it, but it fabricates enough emotional connections, for the audience to soften their view on Danys opinion on northern independence. 

Do you see what I mean? I have a couple other examples, but some of them are from episode 4 and I’m going to go into this in my upcoming post anyway. The unobservant and/or biased show watcher simply has no time to properly process all this in one go. I’ve watched each episodes several times, am pretty obsessed with this whole thing and even I took some time before noticing a pattern. 

Most people will just stick to that component of the narrative which is coherent with what they already know: that Dany is one of the good guys, a hero of this story. All her questionable actions are either dismissed or boiled down to “well, it turned out okay in the end”. As sloppy as the individual narratives seem to be (neither dark!Dany, nor, let’s call her hero!Dany are well developed, they overlap, contradict each other, etc.), they did a fantastic job at keeping the audience in the dark about it. Why? 

Because for one reason or another she has to fuck Jon. Why that is, can only really be judged once we seen the whole of season 7, probably season 8, but I do have a couple of ideas why:

  • It happens in the books and D&D shouldn’t have cut the episode count. Maybe Jon and Dany hook up and/or develop feelings for each other before she breaks bad in the books as well. But since we only have 10 episodes where that could happen and dark!Dany and targ!bowl also has to happen at one point, those two storylines overlap. It isn’t too far-fetched that something will happen in the books as well, since Jon unknowingly committing “incest”, while being tormented about falsely-assumed incest is just too … fucked up, not to have crossed grrm’s mind.
  • It’s a red herring to throw the audience of Targ!bowl and Jonsa. Yes, I do belong to the people who are pretty very much certain that Jonsa will be endgame. I also belong to the people who are pretty very much certain that targ!bowl will happen one way or another. Believe me or not, I believed that Jon and Dany would rather fight than fuck once she comes to westeros, way before I ever thought about Jon and Sansa being a thing. So it’s not because I’m a salty shipper. So what else do I have to say? It’s a red herring, they are throwing us off the rails, to make Jonsa and Targ!Bowl extra-super-duper-surprising in season 8. And probably a bit rushed as well. Great. Just what I wanted. At least Jonsa was properly set up in season 6 and they mention each other every episode. Coincidence?
  • They want to have a sex-scene with Kit and Emilia. D&D are trash. They have sexualized countless other encounters on the show, single-handedly coined the term “sexposition”, I do believe they could write in a Jon x Dany sex-story just because. You can call that fanservice if you like. I’m not going to stop you. 
  • Maybe they thought Jon and Dany having “a history” would make targ!bowl more engaging. Could be.

Either way, I personally feel a bit exhausted by this decision. Not because it “threatens” my ship, it doesn’t imo and not because I’m so opposed to the idea of Jon and Dany hooking up or even having a love-affair. It’s because the screenwriting is sloppy. It’s because they are messing up Danys characterization and maybe Jon’s as well. It’s because both Dany and Jon contradict themselves and the development of their relationship simply suffers by Dany being set on the path to the dark side, without any character on screen noticing it (at least yet. I have this feeling that Tyrion will seriously start to doubt all this very soon.) 

I know this got way too long again, but giving unwanted, unnecessarily long answers is my forte after all. 

I’m still holding my fingers crossed for Jonny playing Dany, all I can do is wait and pray. Let’s see how the rest of the season / series progresses, but for now I’m going to leave you with some wisdom from Ron Swanson, D&D should have taken to heart IMO:

Originally posted by nope-nope-nope

anonymous asked:

I know requests are closed, but if you do have time could you pleeeease make a hc where RFA+Saeran+V react to adopted MC who feels replaced because her parents have biological children? I'm not actually adopted, but fuck it kinda hurts to be secluded by your own family who you see everyday. If it bothers you or if you just don't want to do it, then feel free to ignore this, I don't want to make you uncomfortable.

A/N: I’m sorry you feel this way! I have a similar feeling with my step family who tend to like my siblings more because they’re actually my dads children, so i get how hurtful some of it can be! I truly hope you’re okay and I hope you feel better soon, remember that you aren’t alone and i love you! ^^ ~Admin 404


               -He loves his family so much, he’s constantly talking about them

               -And you’re always there to smile and nod along, happy to listen to him

               -But every now and then you start to cry and he doesn’t know why?? You tell him it’s nothing though

               -He finally got the truth from you and was shocked to find out that you feel this way?

               -“What kind of parents make their child feel unloved like that?? Who?? HOW??”

               -Cannot wrap his head around why they would do this to you, you’re absolutely amazing! He loves you so much!

               -When he catches you crying you have to contain the Yandere Yoosung™

               -Though really, hearing you explain how you feel makes him cry as well???

               -Both of y'all are just a sobbing mess, but there’s lots of cuddles which is nice!

               -“MC! My parents love you like crazy, that has to count too…. right?”


               -*frantic barking at your parents*

               -He’s such an attack dog, he just wants to protect you

               -Your parents are actually afraid of him?

               -Totally… did not grab your father by the collar and shake him around… telling him how great you are and how stupid they both were for not recognizing it… no… of course not..

               -He’s felt out of place in his own family as well. He was blood, sure, but he felt like he never had a chance against his brother

               -So he has a similar feeling, though not exact.

               -Meaning, there are constant reassurances and kisses

               -Even some lullabies! Anything to make you happy!

               -He tells you how he felt when he met V. He was brought into the RFA, met these people he now calls friends

               -Considers the RFA his new family. Even Jumin. They were there for him when he felt no one else was and he wants you to know that, no matter what, the RFA, himself included, would always be your family.


               -She was practically adopted by her uncle and aunt so she completely gets what you feel

               -Her aunt didn’t want to adopt her, or well… take care of her at least

               -So she understands the feeling of being unwanted, ignored, things of the sort

               -And?? Is angry that you have to go through this?

               -Absolutely does /not/ want you to feel how she felt. She knows how low she felt and how badly she just wanted to feel accepted and loved and she’s always constantly reminding you how much you truly mean to her

               -She isn’t afraid to stand up to your parents and tell them that they need to up their game

               -You’re their child, whether by blood or by choice, and they should give you the love and care you deserve

               -And if they don’t, then she’s right there to tell you they aren’t worth your time. Trust her, she knows

               -Is always there with a hot drink, cuddles, and soothing music for when it hits you harder than usual

               -Y'all can form your own family! With blackjack and hookers (4 no now is not the time)


               -He thinks a good family relationship is extremely important

               -So when he heard that your family was treating you this way he stayed quiet and just left the room?

               -When you followed him you heard him spit harsh whispers into his phone, you only caught something along the lines of “still your child”

               -So it was safe to say he had called your parents and that made you cringe a little bit

               -Taking the phone out of his hand, you hung up and kissed his cheek, thanking him for the gesture but he didn’t need to go to your parents for it

               -When he shot you a very confused look, you explained that you know they loved you, but sometimes it just felt… terrible that it seemed your siblings got more of the love just because they’re blood

               -He nodded and told you about his half siblings, and how sometimes he feels as though he gets more attention than them because of who he is. He wanted to just let you know that there’s a possibility your siblings feel the same way as he does. Maybe they feel bad about it?

               -And it was something about him sharing his feelings that soothed you. He’s still trying to learn about his emotions but sharing them with you, but knowing that his feelings actual give you a piece of mind, he could feel his heart flutter

               -Every time you get upset over your parents treating you like you don’t even exist, he’s right there defending you and he’s talking to your parents like they’re children

               -You have to drag him out of the room by his shirt collar sometimes but even then that doesn’t stop him. He is very passionate about making sure they know what they’ve done and how it’s affected you


               -Fuck your family, MC, lololol

               -No but really he… he isn’t sure how to help since it’s not like he really had one. He didn’t feel accepted by his parents in the first place

               -So he was always there for a carefree outlook on the situation, some sick memes, and Sad Time Snacks™

               -Always holding you close and kissing all over your face

               -Constantly reminding you that you’ve got a new family now

               -You’re part of his and Saeran’s family! You don’t need the others, MC

               -Of course he understands that it’s not the same, but… he just wants you to know that you’re first in someone’s family book!

               -Totally doesn’t hack into your families accounts for literally everything?

               -Also totally doesn’t, you know, ruin their days by bringing up porn in an important meeting or mess with their computers so they can’t find the file they need to send to their boss

               -Every time you’re sad about it your family, he likes to show you webcam videos he’s gotten of your parents freaking out over his pranks and it never fails to make you laugh and brighten your mood. You may love them but seeing the karma play out is amazing


               -“I will send them a strongly worded letter. Dear MC’s parents, you can fuc-” “JIHYUN NO”

               -Does not mess around when it comes to your well being and your parents are Messing That Up™

               -You’ve actually?? Had to hold him back so he didn’t just run straight to your parents to give them a piece of his mind

               -Super sweet but when you’re involved he will get so angry

               -But there’s constant cuddles and cycles through family photos he’s taken for you and your family!

               -Always reassuring you that they do love you, MC, no matter what!

               -Even if they are… being problematic;;

               -Your siblings love him! So he has no problems getting them alone and turning on his Scary Eyes™ to intimidate them for information or to make them help get your parents to remember you need to spend time with them too

               -At family functions he’s always placing you on a large pedestal, trying to hint at your parents that hey hi hello, you’re just as amazing and your siblings~

               -“Don’t worry MC, our kids will be loved equally by the both of us~”


               -If there’s anyone who understands your feelings, it’s him.

               -He constantly feels as if the members of the RFA replaced him in Saeyoung’s heart and it pisses him off to no end

               -Yeah he hated him at one point but now he just wants to make sure he’s relevant in his life

               -So he gets how you feel, being replaced, even if it’s a little different.

               -Always there to listen to you rant and cry

               -He’ll just stroke your hair and wipe away any tears that may fall

               -Trusts you enough to tell you that he feels the same way, even telling you what he’s afraid of if it’s relevant and if it’ll make you feel better

               -Offers to fight your family and you have to calm him down

               -He just doesn’t like to see you upset so offers… to eliminate the problem. But you have to physically hold him back sometimes because as much is it hurts?? They’re still your family??? And you love them??

               -So he settles on making sure there’s enough ice cream for both your crying and his obsession. There isn’t anything you’ll let him physically do…. that you know of. Has he gone to tell your parents off? Maybe. Maybe they got a strongly worded text. Maybe their phones were hacked into, who knows?


Dresden Files Books Rated By The Opening Line
  • Storm Front: "I heard the mailman approach my office door, half an hour earlier than usual. He didn't sound right. His footsteps fell more heavily, jauntily, and he whistled. A new guy. He whistled his way to my office door, then fell silent for a moment. Then he laughed."
  • Easily one of the weakest in the series. 3/10.
  • Fool Moon: "I never used to keep close track of the phases of the moon. So I didn't know that it was one night shy of being full when a young woman sat down across from me in McAnally's pub and asked me to tell her all about something that could get her killed."
  • Nicely ominous. Thanks to this book, I also keep track of the phases of the moon. Helped me catch a local werewombat. You have no idea how hard it is to put one of them down. 8/10.
  • Grave Peril: "There are reasons I hate to drive fast. For one, the Blue Beetle, the mismatched Volkswagen bug that I putter around in, rattles and groans dangerously at anything above sixty miles an hour. For another, I don't get along so well with technology. Anything manufactured after about World War II seems to be susceptible to abrupt malfunction when I get close to it. As a rule, when I drive, I drive very carefully and sensibly. // Tonight was an exception to the rule."
  • Not bad, per se, but not all that good. It takes too long to get to its point, which makes it not as good of a hook. 6/10.
  • Summer Knight: "It rained toads the day the White Council came to town."
  • This one makes me giggle. 8/10. Good job.
  • Death Masks: "Some things just aren't meant to go together. Things like oil and water. Orange juice and toothpaste. // Wizards and television."
  • Very relatable. I, too, am no fan of toothpaste in my orange juice. I used to put toothpaste in my orange juice all the time and had no clue why my orange juice tasted so bad. I mean, who knew? 9/10.
  • Blood Rites: "The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault."
  • There is no need to explain perfection. 15/10.
  • Dead Beat: "On the whole, we're a murderous race. According to Genesis, it took as few as four people to make the planet too crowded to stand, and the first murder was a fratricide. Genesis says that in a fit of jealous rage, the very first child born to mortal parents, Cain, snapped and popped the first metaphorical cap in another human being. The attack was a bloody, brutal, violent, reprehensible killing. Cain's brother Abel probably never saw it coming. // As I opened the door to my apartment, I was filled with a sense of empathic sympathy and intuitive understanding. // For freaking Cain."
  • One of the all time greats of this series. Lovely illustration of how Dresden feels and catches people up on his relationship with his brother really quick. 10/10.
  • Proven Guilty: "Blood leaves no stain on a Warden's grey cloak. I didn't know that until the day I watched Morgan, second in command of the White Council's Wardens, lift his sword over the kneeling form of a young man guilty of the practice of black magic. The boy, sixteen years old at the most, screamed and ranted in Korean underneath his black hood, his mouth spilling hatred and rage, convinced by his youth and power of his own immortality. He never knew it when the blade came down."
  • Dark. Really sets the tone for the book. Also, I'm, like, totally jealous. Blood stains are the worst. 8/10.
  • White Night: "Many things are not as they seem: The worst things in life never are."
  • I know, right? It's, like, I thought this guy who came into work would be just a normal customer and get his stuff and leave, but, instead, he rants about conspiracy theories and shit when I can't tell him to fuck off. 9/10. Good job.
  • Small Favor: "Winter came early that year; it should have been a tip-off."
  • Not bad, but kinda weak. I mean, did he even consider that maybe winter came early because Global Warming is actually a hoax? I mean, it isn't, but couldn't he at least consider the possibility? 6/10.
  • Turn Coat: "The summer sun was busy broiling the asphalt from Chicago 's streets, the agony in my head had kept me horizontal for half a day, and some idiot was pounding on my apartment door. // I answered it and Morgan, half his face covered in blood, gasped, 'The Wardens are coming. Hide me. Please.'"
  • It's just, like, whaaaaaat? Why's Morgan here? How'd he get all bloody? And, like, he even snuck in some nice foreshadowing with the headache. Really well done. 8/10.
  • Changes: "I answered the phone, and Susan Rodriguez said, 'They've taken our daughter.'"
  • Nice and shocking, making you want to read more, but the last book did a similar shocking opening better. 5/10.
  • Ghost Story: "Life is hard. // Dying's easy."
  • Totally relatable. I, like many others, wish for death because life is too hard. Thanks for making me feel better, Harry. 8/10.
  • Cold Days: "Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, has unique ideas regarding physical therapy."
  • One would imagine. I mean, did you hear her TED talk on it? Fascinating stuff. She's an innovator in the field. 7/10.
  • Skin Game: "There was a ticking time bomb inside my head and the one person I trusted to go in and get it out hadn't shown up or spoken to me for more than a year."
  • Don't you just hate it when you have a time bomb in your head? I know I do. But not all of us know bomb defusal experts. We're not all as lucky as you are, Dresden. I had to defuse my time bomb myself. Dick. 4/10.
sick: d.s.

based off of the au, ‘we’re both sick and we both grabbed for the last can of soup at the store’

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You trudged into Ralph’s, your wallet and keys in one hand and the other rubbing your stuffed nose. You had made the mistake of babysitting your neighbor’s kids for a night and a few chaste kisses and shared utensils later, it turned out that the two toddlers had come down with the flu, meaning they had probably, most likely given it to you.

Your immune system wasn’t the strongest so the sickness hit you like a brick wall the next morning and you wanted nothing more than to jump in front of an 18-wheeler and end your pain, but instead you were at Ralph’s, buying soup for yourself. Your fever had hit 101° but no matter how hot your skin was, it didn’t stop you from shivering and wrapping your hoodie-covered arms around yourself as you walked past the freezers and over to the canned food. The fatigue in your body was unreal and you felt as though you would pass out any second, and probably bust your head open and die considering there was nobody in this damn grocery store to help.

The store was pretty deserted considering it was midnight, the only people you’ve seen were the night-shift cashier, who was an angsty 16 year-old that liked to blast Bring Me the Horizon from his headphones and you were pretty sure he cracked your eggs on purpose sometimes and an unrecognizable figure strolling near the ice cream. It was usually pretty dead considering everyone started going to the Target down the street a few months ago, but you liked to come here because it was quiet, checkout was short, and they had all your favorite snacks.

You sniffled, keeping your head down as you coughed into your sleeve, your eyes scanning a pair of checkered Vans much like your own before making your way over to where you remembered were the rows of soup lined up against the wall. You looked up at the shelf expecting to see rows and rows of tin cans but instead your eyes met a lone can, surrounded by dust and not much else. You scoffed as you read the label, chicken and rice.

It’s not even chicken noodle…’ you thought to yourself, shaking your head in annoyance. But it was soup, nonetheless, so you rolled your eyes and got onto your tiptoes to grab it, only to be taken by surprise as another, much taller, figure grabbed the soup in their ring-adorned hand before you could.

“What the hell!” You fumed, your voice cracking from the sickness, but nonetheless ready to slap this mystery person as you turned around, only to fall quiet as your eyes met a pair of blue ones that not even the ocean could be compared to. His eyes were slightly red and puffy and the tip of his nose was a flushed red, the rest of his face sickly pale, giving you the impression that he was also under the weather. But if he looked this attractive while sick, you could only imagine how much more attractive he would become while healthy.

“Oh, were you reaching for this?” He asked with raised eyebrows, the innocence in his voice making your heart swell as you noticed the small gap in his teeth, which you thought was the most adorable thing you’d ever seen.

You were caught off guard by his appearance but soon recovered and returned to being slightly annoyed, “Well- I mean, I wasn’t reaching for anything else.” You replied, motioning to the now-completely empty shelf as you sneezed into your elbow before shivering again.

“Oh- yeah, right. Here’s the thing, usually I’m like, a gentlemen, and I can tell you’re sick and I’d give this can to a p-pretty girl like you in a heartbeat, but I have the flu and I really need this right now.” He attempted to explain, holding up the dented can of chicken and rice soup. You didn’t have time to be flattered at him calling you pretty because your patience was seriously being tested right now.

“Well,” you began, grabbing the can from his much larger hand, “here’s the thing, I also have the flu and I also really need this right now.” You tried to puff out your chest and stand up a little straighter to come off as intimidating to the boy who was at least 8 inches taller than you, but failed as a cough tore through your throat, making your eyes water at the pain as you coughed into your sleeve. It soon turned into a coughing fit and small tears pricked at the corner of your eyes as you began to feel as though you were choking on the cold grocery store air surrounding the two of you.

Butterflies erupted into your stomach as the mystery boy grabbed you gently and started rubbing soothing circles into your back. The coughing fit stopped almost immediately after he had started rubbing your back and you looked up at him, brows furrowed in gratitude but also confusion at the trick.

Oh- uh, my mom taught me that when I was like 10. It’s like scaring someone to make the hiccups go away, stuff like that, y'know?” He explained as you nodded your head in understanding, a small smile on your face as you realized how caring the boy actually was.

“I’m Y/N, sorry I was mean. I just don’t like being sick,” you began to apologize as you shook his large hand, enjoying the way it fit into yours.

“I’m Daniel, and you don’t have to apologize, I get it.” He laughed, motioning to his stuffy nose and watery eyes as you smiled.

“Well, we never really settled on an agreement.” You brought up, motioning to the can of soup that was settled into your clammy hand.

As much as you wanted to stay here in the empty Aisle 7 of Ralph’s talking to a boy you knew literally nothing about yet were completely infatuated with, you were sick, and every minute spent standing just made your skull pound a little harder and the pain in your stomach a little sharper. But if you got to talk to the cute boy with a gap in his teeth then you supposed it was worth it.

“Right.” He furrowed his eyebrows, seeming to be in deep thought before shrugging, “Go ahead and take it. I can always walk to Target or something.” He insisted, confusion flashing across his face as you shook your head, grabbing his hand, trying to ignore the inviting warmth of it, and placing the can into it.

“You take it, you’re really nice and really nice people deserve soup.” You protested as a giggle left his lips. “Plus, you’re sick, and walking like 10 blocks down to Target would not be smart, I don’t want you getting hurt.”

“I have a proposition.” Daniel began, grabbing your cold hand and placing the can back into it as you nodded you head, furthering him to continue, “How about I buy this can of soup for the both of us, and you come back to my house and we can share it.” He offered, raising his eyebrows as you placed a finger on your chin, pretending to deliberate the plan before nodding, earning that beautiful smile of his to tug across his lips.

“I guess that’ll do…” You trailed off jokingly as he smiled at your adorable sense of humor.

“Anything else I can buy you to repay you for my lack of chivalry?” He asks semi-seriously, making you roll your eyes and giggle before shaking your head and keeping comfortable small talk as the two of you walked over to the only open register, where the teenager with a permanent frown etched upon his face sat, shoulders slumped as his uninterested eyes scanned a comic book.

Daniel set the soup down awkwardly onto the revolver, getting the cashier’s attention. He rolled his eyes and sighed before setting his comic book down and looking up at the two of you, distaste and annoyance in his face. He kept eye contact with Daniel as he grabbed the can and scanned it, before setting it down in front of the register for one of you to grab easily.

Daniel cleared his throat awkwardly as he pulled a $5 out of his pocket, setting it down onto the platform murmuring a quick, “Keep the change.” Before grabbing your freezing hand in his sweltering one and pulling the two of you out of the grocery store and into the stuffy Los Angeles atmosphere.

“That was awkward.” Daniel spoke as the two of you laughed in agreement.

“He’s the worst cashier. You know I’m pretty sure he cracks my eggs on purpose. He doesn’t think I know but I know.” You joked, partly saying it just to hear that angelic laugh leave his perfect lips one more time.

“I was thinking, Y/N,” Daniel began, and a small blush rose onto your cheeks as you noticed the two of you had not disconnected hands, “I was wondering if, maybe when we’re both feeling a little bit better, you’d wanna go out with me…like, a-a date?” He asked, nervousness radiating off of his lanky body as a smile made its way onto your face.

“O-oh, yeah, I mean- sure, yeah- totally.” You attempted to reply cooly, trying not to sound too excited at the thought of going on a date with the cute boy named Daniel from Aisle 7, but failing as your voice raised an octave.

You were now full on smiling as you heard a small ’yes!’ leave his lips as he pumped his free hand in the air.

anonymous asked:

Steph, I need your help. I have a crush on Ben. I know it's just a public image and all - but I can't get him out of my head. I'm suffering, I don't even want to look at other people in a romantic way. It would be normal if I was a teen, but I am in my 20s and this situation makes me depressed. I don't want to live in a reality where I am nothing compared to someone I'm in love with. I'm probably not the first girl among the fans with this problem, but I feel so lost. Maybe you have some advice?

Hey Nonny! <3

Ah, I feel ya, Lovely. Ben is that unachievable goal that we’ll never reach, it seems. I really get you on this, though I think he pleases me aesthetically and he seems like a genuinely nice person that I want to be friends with, hah hah. Maybe have a snuggle or two with.

But unfortunately reality is a cruel jerk and I am not friends with him, nor will I ever get my snuggle, and will probably never meet him – it’s sad to think about since meeting him would make my entire life, but it’s just something of a logical realistic thing I had to come to terms with. 

Honestly I don’t know how to help you get over your Ben-addiction; still suffering it myself, LOL. If it makes you feel any better Nonny, I have pics of Ben up on my wall at home and at work, because seeing his face makes me happy; I am in my mid-thirties. Do people make fun of me for it? Hell yeah, but Ben doesn’t make them happy, so I don’t care. And I know I am just a blip on his radar, and I’m okay with that. The fact that you know and admit you have a problem is the first step to healing. I guess the best advice I have for you is to try to get out and meet new people, spend some time with coworkers or friends, and step away from the Ben for a bit. Find out WHAT about Ben you like, the TRUE qualities about his character that attract you, and understand that those may be the qualities you might like in a potential partner. I’m not trying to be harsh, but your “love” for Ben is a superficial thing that will never be realistically reciprocated from him. Your “love” could actually be a manifestation of your own loneliness and desire to feel love in return… trust me on this one. Learning to love yourself, or at least find out why others like or love you, is a good way to start the healing process. And in turn, you can then offer genuine love and then see in other people what you saw in Ben.

For instance, I love his charming nature, his natural ability to be really funny, he’s dorky, and his need to ensure everyone is happy and respect for people is something to aspire to. Plus his work ethic and acting is astounding, and I find that, as someone who has a similar work ethic, very attractive. See? Nothing physical listed here (though I will be the first to admit that his ethereal beauty is SO lovely to me. His eyes, cheeks and smile. GUH), and in turn if / when I look for a partner, I now know some of the check boxes I can use. It’s not about looks, it’s about the character of the person for me. 

I’m very sorry you are suffering, Nonny. Please don’t be depressed because of a “fan phase”. It is just a phase, one that we all go through at some point in our lives and will eventually tide over once your heart realizes it needs to listen to the head for a change. If it does get really bad, though, Nonny, please do talk to someone. Sometimes hearing yourself say it out loud is enough to realize “what the hell am I doing?” and be able to carry on. Your heart is a very special thing, and one that someone who loves it in return deserves to see.

anonymous asked:

Hey!!! I hope this isn't weird but, What bands/singers do u like?? My music doesn't makes me exited anymore, which sucks! So im looking for new people to listen to! And i remember u putting a link of one of the new songs of all time low to your kiribaku art and i love that album also you are one of my fave artist so i thought i could ask u too! If u don't mind ofcourse!!! I hope this doesn't bother u! (I guess this is kind of useless info ahhhh i hope u don't mind!)

It’s absolutely not weird so don’t worry about it, but it’s!!!! sort of an hard question to answer because more or less anything that can fall under the very huge umbrella of the rock label is fair game for me haha the two bands I’ve been calling my favorite for longer right now are Alter Bridge and Tremonti, lately I’ve been really into Nothing More, I have a super weak spot for Halestorm too right now - I like most post-hardcore, but Pierce The Veil and Bring Me The Horizon are my faves? But, well, all this stuff is really different compared to All Time Low… since you liked them you could try Tonight Alive or One OK Rock! You Me At Six work too I think, and… Andy Black’s solo album was more pop-ish but on the same genre too, so try that one maybe! Oh and Young Guns!!!! I love Young Guns how could I forget them, they’re in this type of punk too! 

Sorry, this isn’t exactly just my faves haha I love music too much, it’s hard to pick a limited number of artists for me rip

Anon said: HIIIIIII!! First of all, i love you and your art. Now, where is the bokuroo???? :C please draw some bokuroo, i miss those two! Maybe some fluffly? But also kiribaku is good, i started shipping those two thanks to you! And sorry for my bad english. Bye bye!!

Hi! Thanks for liking my stuff!!! And I’ve talked about why I’m not drawing much Haikyuu lately right here but to make it easy because of some reasons inspiration is really low in that fandom for me right now so!!! I’ll have to ask you to be patient with the lack of content that might not be changing until Bo and Kuro start being relevant in the manga again

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Am I the only one who thinks P Chris is actually not how most portray him on fanfics? I feel like he's actually really nice, that what happened with Iben was just a bump. I mean he even told Eva he was raised well. I feel like both parents were always there for him, that's why he's so charismatic and confident. I don't think he ever promised any of his hookups anything more. The only thing I don't understand is why was he with Iben, when he was totally fine hooking up b4/after the breakup.

It depends a LOT of which fics. I already started to read some fics on wattpad where Chris is basically a borderline creepy guy, constantly harassing the girl in order to “get what he wants”, I usually just end up dropping because 1-i’m not a fan of this trope  2- like you said I don’t think it’s a proper characterization of Chris. In season 1 when he was flirting with Eva he wasn’t pressing her and being insistent, it was always reciprocate, since Eva was flirting back. Besides that, the moment Eva told him to stop texting her (after the kiss) he stopped. So yeah, it bugs me when i read Chris being the creepy dude.

 However, if you give a look on the fics I’m always reblogging here and most chriseva on ao3 actually, I think the writers usually portray Chris’ personality in, at least in my opinion, a very precise way. Of course, this is a little subjective and open to interpretation, because we didn’t saw much about Chris, but using the information we have, here’s what I think about him:

 1- At least in season 1 he appears to be really immature (almost childish), he doesn’t seems to think or care about the consequences of his acts. When Eva texted him after the kiss, worried about someone finding out, he was there making jokes about her panties and not understanding at all why she was so stressed. And this shows that he is kind of self-absorbed. You asked about Iben, well I think ( again just speculation) he might had have some crush on her for a while but ,you know,that kind of crush you think is gonna be something big but  ends up fading away really quickly. And due to  his immaturity and lack of sensibility to deal with feelings, he end up dragging the relationship instead of breaking up as he should have done ( because he clearly didn’t care enough  to commit so the best was to break up). Oh, and just to be clear I’m not trying to justificate his actions, He acted wrong, he was an asshole to Iben. No ‘’family issues’’ or anything can justifies what he did.

2- He seems to be a little troublemaker. On that fight with Jonas , William’s bored face is like “oh here we go again”, like if that was something recurring.  Again, he doesn’t seems to put much thought on his actions/words (Chaotic as fuck) and this probably leads him to constantly be in some kind of confusion

3- I do agree with you, I don’t think he ever promises something more to his hook ups. Season 2 we basically saw him being a 24 hours Penetrator Chris, he wasn’t really hiding his fuckboy facade. Even with Eva on s1, he was quite direct on his flirts, so I don’t think he’s the kind of guy that pretends to want something serious just to have sex. First Instagram chat with Eva and he was already saying he was turned on, so here is the answer.

4- He seems to have a good nature, to act nice with people in general. He might have some touch of arrogance, but I think he usually treat people well. For example, the twin moment with the other Chris, you know. That was so friendly. And on his interactions with Eva in general, he seems to be kind. He did show concern for her on the Halloween party and I think on that moment he was being genuine (the way he looks at her while she is not looking? That’s not pretending). Or in the first party, he was actually trying to make a normal conversation with her, asking about her friends and russ…Besides, He was always helping her with all the William’s information. Another case, all the playfulness with Eskild and Linn, singing Justin Bieber with Eva and carrying a drunk Eskild. Again, he was being extremely friendly with people he’s not that intimate. Also, the biggest proof, Chris Berg likes him!! (and Isak told us that he’s a nice guy).  One thing people might disagree, because i know many  fans don’t like that scene, but when he’s leaving William’s place with the two random girls did you notice he’s all playfull with them as well?  I, particularly, don’t see any problem with that scene, bc it’s consensual and the girls seemed to be enjoying ( girls are free to want threesomes if they want). But anyway, I don’t agree with fics that portray Chris like a guy who treats woman ( people in general) in a bad way. However, i do think he oversteps the line with jokes sometimes and that is the next point.

 5- He oversteps the line with jokes. No, but seriously, ask his best friend’s crush if she wants to join him? Do you notice William’s capricornian face “I’m super calm but i’ll kill you tomorrow bitch”? Chris is the “lose the friend do not lose the joke” kind of guy. Humor is definitely an important part of his persona. He probably use humor as a defense mechanism as well, either to deal with tense situations or to hide his feelings / his true self.

6- Now about the family, we will never know the answer for sure, but I am with you on this. I always got the impression that Chris has a normal family. He  pass the impression of being a kind of spoiled son, something on him makes me think he was/is really well treated ( maybe the confidence). And his immaturity on s1/lack of responsibility just appears to me like someone who never had to worry much about things in life. William actually says once to Vilde that the party was cancelled because Chris’ parents come home. He probably was lying about the party, but i got the impression that the parents are real and presents on his life. Of course, I’m not saying he has a perfect family, with no issues. Maybe the parents used to work a lot, maybe he spend too much time with nannys or not……but i just don’t think his familiar situation is as bad as William’s. When the Nico incident happened and William told Noora he was staying at Chris, i felt like Chris has stability in his life. He has a stable family, a stable place. So, whenever things get hard/complicated for William, he will look for shelter in Chris’ home. Also the “i was raised well” seems to fit this theory.

7-  He’s loyal to his friends, William himself said that he was always there for him. And even though it’s kind of hard for me to buy the storyline “ the Yakusa guys were completely douchebags who wanted to beat everyone’s ass for no specific reason”., if we believe Isak, Chris wanted to stop them, so he really cares about his friends.

Finally, i do think he grow up ( at least a little) during the seasons, especially because of his “relationship” with Eva on s3 and s4, which probably helped his emotional development (  recognize his own and other people’s feelings, deal with them,etc). Futhermore, i don’t see him as a serial cheater or someone who is incapable to commit just because of what happened on s1. I just think that he was really immature when he was dating Iben and that he (before Eva);  never really experienced the feelings of romantic love. And i think his clip was about that, he was finally having real feelings for a girl, but due to his messy past, the girl in question wasn’t able to believe him. Also the fact that he never experienced romantic love until he’s 19/20 is quite normal. Not everyone has serious relationships when they’re teens. And if you never fell in love until you’re 20 or 30 or 40.. etc, it doesn’t means that when you fall, you’re not going to be a good partner or that you’re not going to be able to commit. People experience things on different times. The maxim “once a fuckboy always a fuckboy” is really dumb and it’s sucks that Julie kind of reinforced that, because all characters are teenagers, and teenagers are in process of forming their identity , so you can’t say that their actions will define who they are for the rest of their lifes.

Anyway, i can’t believe i ranted so much about a character that has like five lines 😂   😂   😂 , but I love to make assumptions about fictional characters’ personalities and you triggered that with your question,anon. Oh, and i’m ignoring the last clip, cause we all know that shit doesn’t make sense…

anonymous asked:

How can you be INTP and Christian? Not anything against you, please don't get me wrong. But to have complete faith in something not tangible and to not need concrete facts, something INTPs often search for and rely on, is beyond me. I don't understand it, but I would nice if you wanted to share

That’s a legitimate question, and I’m actually really glad you asked (because it’s fun to talk about).

So, first of all, it would appear that you’re starting from the premise that Christians are merely following a blind, somewhat superstitious faith with no evidence to back it up other than stories that at the very least verge on the mythical, and probably are only hyperbolic tales based on faded historical characters. This would be a fair assumption if you had been taught that Christianity is a religion. Because that’s what religions seem to be based on.

However, Bible-based Christianity is not a religion. This is something that not enough people know, I think. Those of us who take the Bible as the sole authority for our faith do not look at Christianity as a religion at all.

Let me define my terms, just so we’re all on the same page here. Religion, for the purposes of this conversation, is a system whereby a man can find God and know God, usually to the betterment of himself, especially in the afterlife. 

But Biblical Christianity doesn’t actually fit this. That’s because instead of humans doing the work, God actually approaches people and wants to save them. Christianity is not about man finding God; it’s about God being glorified. Rather than centering on our good works and our efforts to find God and get to Heaven, we’re actually saved by God through no self-effort because He loves us.

This is a hard-ish concept to grasp, because, humanly speaking, there’s something within us that looks for justice. We have to balance out our bad works with good, right? But, according to the Bible, that’s impossible. We actually are way too evil to ever do that. And what is the evil we commit?

Well, a lot of people think it’s individual sins. And, actually, that’s only partly true. Yes, individual sins are evil, and they offend a holy God. But the real evil, the real depravity of each and every human is that he’s trying to live life apart from God.

We were not created for this purpose. God specifically created humanity so that He could have friends. He wanted a close relationship with people, and He literally created us in His own image. Meaning we have thoughts, emotions, and a will. Meaning we have the choice to do what we want. God had to give us the choice to try to live apart from Him, because a relationship, a true friendship, can’t work unless the option to NOT be in the relationship is available. There has to be a willingness.

And the first woman, Eve, was tricked into choosing to reject that friendship. She thought God was holding out on her. Her husband, Adam, was not tricked. He knew that disobeying God was wrong, but he loved Eve more than he loved God. So, he chose to fall with her.

Because of this, humanity began a path separate from God. But, you see, that’s not what we were made for. And sin, the evil and pain and wickedness you see in the world, is simply the result of man trying to live apart from his Creator. 

Now, God still loves us. What He decided to do was give humanity a chance to renew the relationship. Now, the result of living independently of God is death. And only God is holy enough to change that. So, God sent Jesus, who is fully God and yet fully man. Only a human could die for humanity. But only God is holy enough to live without being tainted by the sin that is over the whole world. Jesus was both. That’s why He came to earth. He came to reopen the relationship with God that no man could ever reopen.

After He was crucified, Jesus was buried for three days and then rose again. Now, I assume that this is one of the things that you are wondering at my blind belief in. Well, I would like to suggest that there is actually an overwhelmingly large amount of evidence for the resurrection of Christ. I would highly recommend Josh McDowell’s book Evidence that Demands a Verdict, which deals with this subject. For a super short intro to the subject, here’s a video that also addresses the resurrection. There are plenty of others, if you want to dig deeper, but this one is fairly succinct.

So, basically, all God asks is that a person accepts Christ’s death as a substitute for their own. They’ll still have to die physically, because we are still tainted with that sin that’s over everything. But because we have chosen to reenter that relationship with God, we will not be separated from him forever in Hell, which is the natural end of people who try to live independently from God. Rather, we are able to live as God created us to, in a perfect relationship and dependence on Him.

Now, here are a few things that I’d say most INTPs (most people, in fact) find hard to understand about this.

1. The dependency on God. We have a problem with being dependent. The thing is, as humans, we have a superiority complex. It’s just a little unpalatable to us that we have to depend on a higher being for anything. 

2. The inferiority of humanity. And this is the real stumbling-block for an INTP, I think. We have a hard time thinking of ourselves as not the pinnacle of all things. Oh, sure, we admit that we don’t know everything. We admit that we are small in comparison with the universe. But in action, our theory goes out the window. If we don’t know everything, then in that class of Things We Can’t Empirically Prove, God and the truths of the Bible are a distinct possibility. And who are we to say that our minds have to comprehend everything? Christianity would actually make very little sense if we could comprehend it. God is supposed to be greater than mankind, right? So, logically, there have to be things about God and the ways He works that mere human logic cannot explain. Otherwise, anyone could claim that God was just a fabrication of the human mind. We have to be inferior for Christianity to work, and for someone like your average INTP, who loves logic, that’s a hard pill to swallow.

3. The necessity of faith. One of the most important things about Christianity is the necessity of faith. Remember, God’s relationship with us is meant to be perfect. And in every relationship, there must be an element of trust. It is necessary for every healthy human relationship, and it’s necessary for a relationship with God, too. God proves Himself to a person after they begin to trust Him. Not before. He gives you all that is necessary for you to trust, but think about it. He’s the Creator of the universe. He owes you nothing. The fact that He loves you and is giving you the opportunity to be His friend, even His own child, is something way beyond anything we even have a right to expect. So, you actually have no right to demand that God give you anything. But here’s the thing. I am absolutely, positively certain that I am a child of God. This is crazy to someone who hasn’t experienced it. But God confirmed it after I put my faith in Him. Why would He confirm it before? What sense would that make? What if He said, “I’m real. I made you and love you and want you to be my child.” Well, Adam and Eve knew He was real and rejected Him anyway. Knowing the evidence doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to follow God. That’s why faith is so important here. And that’s where it’s a pitfall to a lot of INTPs. 

In reality, I believe that Christianity is actually quite rational. It’s one of the few things that can make sense of the world. Unfortunately, it’s misrepresented and misunderstood by a lot of people (Not a surprise, actually. The Bible says this will happen.) If you ask me, as someone who has studied it and pretty much knows what she’s talking about here, the only “problem” with it is that it requires human humility, and a lot of people don’t really like that idea. 

So hopefully I’ve explained myself well enough. If you have any further questions, I’d love to talk, but I’d really appreciate it if you would address them to @saltedkate, which is my blog focusing on Christianity. 

I hope this helps, and thanks for stopping by.


anonymous asked:

Why do you further the cliché that sangwoo is into forcing Bum to crossdress? I thought the manwha made it clear that it was the logical consequence for him to wear sangwoo's mother's clothes because he didn't have any himself and sangwoo's didn't fit him due to the size difference. It's not a kink and shouldn't be portrayed as one. It was a disturbing solution to a clothing problem. Stop romanticizing this manwha and the abuse in it.

Oh sweet anon, if you want to have a proper discussion with me I’ll gladly have it with you but not if you feel the need to hide behind your computer/phone screen. But for now I’ll just try and clarify, not because I owe you anything, but I like clearing up misunderstandings and preventing more from happening.

I don’t know if you just don’t read Op’s tags or you just skim past them or whatever, but this, and all my other “shippy” fanart for that matter, is in an AU where they are both healthy people, no mental disorders, abuse or anything else from the original manhwa.

If you really want to think about it, the clothing size difference is not enough of an excuse for Sangwoo not to give Bum his own clothes. How many people do you see wearing over sized shirts and belts exist for a reason. I’m not saying Sangwoo has that kink, but come on, he did that on purpose. 

Relating to my own mini comic that I just posted, which I’m guessing is what you’re referring to, Sangwoo isn’t forcing bum into anything. It’s a silly dare that Yoon Bum could easily say no to. Except in my AU Bum actually likes cross dressing, a lot of people do and there is nothing wrong with it. I like drawing boys who cross dress, because guess what, they’re just clothes. They don’t define anything. You’re welcome to not enjoy cross dressing but that is your own opinion that I never asked for. 

 I will never romanticize the abuse that’s in killing stalking. There’s nothing cute or sexy about people harming others or holding them captive. The only instance where inflicting pain on others would be acceptable is in cases where it is consensual, such as BDSM, but I am no expert in that area so I can’t comment much on it either. 

All I’m saying is, this is a completely separate world from the original. I love the characters and their designs and I love exploring different ideas and scenarios with them, that’s the whole purpose of having an AU. Again, you’re welcome to disagree, and if you don’t like it, please ignore it. Sorry if my art rubs you the wrong way, I can’t please everyone. I make art for myself, and I love and appreciate all the people that enjoy it with me. Feel free to block me or whatever you need to do, but in the future please try and refrain from sending negative messages to people, they do more harm than good.I hope you have a nice day anyway and thanks for giving me an opportunity to clarify my stance once more. 

anonymous asked:

Can you talk more about non-abstinent ace!Tony? As someone who has a very complicated relationship to sex, I love the idea of ace!Tony, but I don't see him as someone who never has sex - not even someone who doesn't have fun having sex, necessarily, but as someone who just views sex very differently from the "social standard" view. I personally like to say "it's more like a good game of chess" and I don't quite understand the emotional value people attach to it.

We can and should, anon! I’m always willing to talk about ace!Tony! And really, I love the good game of chess comparison, it fits really well into my own headcanons! *cough* andalsomaybecauseIcanidentifywiththataswell *cough*

(That’s not to say that I don’t adore abstinent or sex-repulsed ace!Tony too because they are amazing and deserve all the love, but they’re not really the point of this post, so I’ll leave them out of this for now *gently kisses their foreheads*)

Now, there’s lots of things I could talk about in regards to non-abstinent ace!Tony, but I think I’m going with something I could absolutely see happening in the Player Bucky/Ace Tony ‘verse. I hope you don’t mind!  I just realised I basically wrote half a story plot down. Also the ‘good game of chess’ turned into a simple ‘game of chess’ instead. I’m sorry?

See, the thing is Tony knows Bucky likes sex. It’s far from a secret. He also knows though (after a couple of months dating) that Bucky would never push him. In fact he goes out of his way to make sure Tony is always comfortable and never feels pressured. He shrugs off comments about ‘dying of blue balls’ like they’re nothing, and once, when Tony asks him about whether it bothers him , all he says is “I knew you were ace when I asked you out. The only one that pisses me off is Stone, he keeps acting like you’re entitled to have sex once you’re in a relationship, and ace or not, that’s some fucked up shit” and that’s that. (Concerning their non-sex life at least, not concerning Stone.)

Tony loves that about Bucky, but he also just loves Bucky period. And so eventually he starts thinking about sleeping with his boyfriend after all. The first time he has these thoughts (and lots of times after) he talks it through with Pepper and Jan, just to be sure that he doesn’t act out of some misguided sense of guilt or something. But it’s not like he feels he owes Bucky for ‘holding out for so long’, or some similar ace-phobic bullshit. It’s just that Tony isn’t repulsed by sex, and it seems like it might be a nice thing to share with Bucky, just sometimes. And yes, maybe it’s more for Bucky’s sake than his own, but it’s not like he’d suffer through it, and if he absolutely doesn’t like it, they’ll never do it again. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as he’s truly comfortable with it, right?

So, Tony thinks about that for quite some time and eventually he decides that yes, this is something he wants to do with Bucky. Only problem is, he sorta forgets to tell his boyfriend, which leads to Bucky freaking out because he thinks he (or some other asshole) has pressured Tony into doing this. Tony meanwhile is pissed about being denied the ability to chose what he does with his own body. It escalates from there. Thankfully, after some cooling-off, pouting and the intervention of their clear-headed friends, they have a much more productive talk.

Tony explains to Bucky that he would like to have sex with him and that he trusts Bucky to stop if he changes his mind after all. He also explains (a bit sharper) that his sexuality has no bearing on his ability to give his consent, thank you very much. He apologises for not talking about all of this with Bucky first and also stresses how much he appreciates Bucky’s consideration in general.

Bucky is carefully listening to what Tony says, and it’s not that he wants to tell him what to do, but he can’t help having some doubts about this (unexpected) change of mind. It’s actually Rhodey who helps him when he tells Bucky that he trusts Tony to say no when he doesn’t want something all the time regarding his comfort zones, so why should this be any different?

They eventually have sex. It’s both, a very big deal and no deal at all. Tony still doesn’t get what society’s fixation on this is all about and he still feels the same amount of sexual attraction for Bucky he did before: none at all. But it’s not bad and Bucky is real sweet, and though Tony doesn’t particularly care for it, he supposes he doesn’t mind doing it sometimes. He thinks with a wry grin that this is how Jan must feel when her boyfriend drags her to one of those hockey matches she spends texting back and forth with him. He also thinks he’s very lucky when Bucky laughs heartily about the comparison instead of being insulted by it.

And really, in the end nothing much changes. Tony is still asexual. Bucky is still bisexual. Tony still loves Bucky. Bucky still loves Tony. They’re still together, and most nights, when Bucky winks obnoxiously at Tony and whispers ‘stracciatella’ into his ear, all they do is cuddle on the sofa, eat ice cream, make out and go to bed together.

Eventually, rumours will go around and Tony will face some ugly confrontations about being a ‘fake ace’ and ‘just putting on a show’, which sucks, but he’s been denied the validity of his sexuality all his life by narrow-minded bigots, he’s not going to let the latest haters drag him down. Because Tony is ace in every possible way, he knows it, his friends know it, Bucky knows it, and that’s all that really matters anyways.

By the way, you (and everyone else) are more than welcome to send me more ace Tony headcanons! Please share the goodies!! 

anonymous asked:

Hi Andi, I saw your tweet that some people hate on Hoechlin now because of what he say during his last con. I saw videos and see a lot of twitter posted on tumblr, but here respond was mostly nice. I don't know how twitter works... and I have no idea how to find what people say about him. Can you shorty describe why people are mad at him? I just find his respond and apology kind and funny. I think I don't understand people recently... or I miss something because of my bad english

Yeah well, twitter is a mess. I’m trying to stop going there and only went today because of the con.

People were complaining about him not reading fanfiction, like that makes him a bad person? And they were saying he was trash talking/looking down on fanfiction when he actually said really nice things about it. It was stupid af! Also, some tweets from people at the con were badly worded and someone said something that made it seem like Hoechlin was offended when Holland said Sterek was alluded to in canon, so people were at his throat over that despite the fact that he was super nice towards sterek this weekend and actually spoke a little about what’s going on and called tp out which no one in that show has ever done before, especially not the jerkface who ACTUALLY needed to do it…

*sigh* Some people in fandom are always looking for excuses to hate on actors and pretend it’s in the name of social justice or something, it’s tiring.

Garrett and Marian Banters - Mark of the Assassin
  • Fenris: Manservant...
  • Isabela: Aw, Fenris got his feelings hurt
  • Tallis: It's just a cover
  • Fenris: I'd like to cover him with six feet
  • Marian: Seems a bit excessive. Where are you planning on getting all these extra feet? I'm not donating mine to the cause. Or are you hiding more on you, aside from the two attached to your legs?
  • Fenris: It seems that the last six years have not dulled your absurdity, Marian
  • ---
  • Marian: Remind me why we're /looking/ for the big scaly things that can kill us?
  • Garrett: You wanted to impress a cute elf
  • Tallis: You think I'm cute?
  • Fenris: *smugly* Unless you have suddenly taken to referring to yourself as 'he' and 'him', then I am afraid you are out of luck on that front
  • Garrett: They were /her/ words, not mine
  • Marian: What, she /is/ cute!
  • ---
  • Tallis: I told her not to touch it! What part of that didn't she understand?!
  • Garrett: You clearly don't know my sister. With her 'don't touch anything' means 'touch everything'
  • Tallis: But that makes no sense!
  • Garrett: You didn't grow up with her
  • ---
  • Tallis: So are you married?
  • Marian: Are you talking to me? Really?
  • Tallis: Well, it's just- You're the Champion of Kirkwall, or one of them anyway. Big. Important. I don't know... just wondering if there was a wife behind the throne?
  • Marian: *laughs uncontrollably* As if I'd be able to stand through the ceremony long enough!
  • Tallis: So the stories are true
  • Marian: Come on, I thought everyone and their grandma knew I have the attention span of a nug!
  • Tallis: I meant that you snort when you giggle
  • Isabela: Ooh, you got caught out Birdie!
  • Marian: Blast, my darkest secret revealed!
  • Garrett: That's nothing. When we were children, she used to- Hmph!
  • Marian: And that's enough out of you, little brother
  • ---
  • Tallis: So... you and Marian are together?
  • Isabela: Yep
  • Tallis: But you have no interest in marrying her?
  • Isabela: Why would I? I don't need a piece of paper to prove anything, and I hate being tied down
  • Tallis: And her flirting with me doesn't bother you? At all?
  • Isabela: So long as you ask nicely and promise not to steal her away, I'll share. There's a lot of Birdie to go around
  • Marian: Love ya Queenie
  • Isabela: *laughs* I love you too Birdie
  • ---
  • Marian and Garrett: What?
  • Tallis: You really are twins, aren't you?
  • Garrett: Is that why you were staring?
  • Marian: But we're identical in every way!
  • Isabela: Might want to look down Birdie, I think you've lost your beard
  • Marian: Blast, not again
  • Garrett: You can borrow mine if you like
  • Marian: What, and get Fenris cooties all over my face? No thanks
  • ---
  • Isabela: I heard something interesting the other night. About Castillion
  • Marian: You have pretty eyes
  • Isabela: Don't even try that on me Birdie. What did you and Fenris do?
  • Fenris: We did nothing. It was a complete accident
  • Marian: He ran into my knife
  • Isabela: Birdie, you didn't!
  • Fenris: *smugly* He ran into her knife ten times
  • ---
  • Marian: You've done something with your hair. It looks... different
  • Isabela: What? My hair always looks like this
  • Marian: No, it's usually sleeker... Straighter... Is that how it naturally looks?
  • Isabela: Ugh, Andraste's granny pants...
  • Marian: It looks gorgeous. You should leave it like that more often
  • Isabela: ...You think so?
  • Marian: Absolutely Queenie. I mean it
  • Isabela: Oh stop you, before I feel grateful enough to drag you into the bushes for some private time
  • ---
  • Tallis: So are /you/ married?
  • Garrett: Are you trying to see if I snort when I laugh too?
  • Tallis: *laughs* Damn he saw right through me. But... in all seriousness you /are/ one of the most important people in Kirkwall. Just curious
  • Garrett: Well, I'm not. Though I might have someone in mind
  • Tallis: So why are you not-?
  • Garrett: The situation in Kirkwall is precarious. There'll be time enough for that later, just... not now
  • ---
  • Tallis: So, you and Garrett?
  • Fenris: Must you poke your nose where it does not belong?
  • Tallis: I'm just curious
  • Fenris: Take your curiosity elsewhere. Our affairs are not yours
  • ---
  • Garrett: How do you stand it?
  • Marian: By putting it on its legs
  • Garrett: *groans* Not the table, I meant these parties. I just- ugh, how could you possibly enjoy it?
  • Marian: How could I enjoy fine clothes, free food and all the gossip in Thedas? How could you not?
  • Garrett: The free food is nice, I suppose
  • ---
  • Marian: Don't turn around
  • Garrett: Fifi De Launcet?
  • Marian: Dulci actually. She looks like she's itching to come here and complain about something. Maybe because you didn't shave?
  • Garrett: Ugh
  • ---
  • Marian: Ah wine, excellent. I need to be even more plastered than I thought before this is over
  • Garrett: Is there a reason you're taking /my/ wine glass?
  • Marian: Mine had an unfortunate encounter with Lady Thrennhold's dress. Took a mind of its own when she implied that someone needed to fix your 'unkempt appearance'
  • Garrett: What's unkempt about it?
  • Marian: Your hair mostly. Particularly the hair on your face
  • Garrett: We can't all compete with Duke Prosper over who has the most impressive facial hair
  • ---
  • Garrett: Avoid that Comte if you can; the old one sitting on that bench over there. He was saying some... rather unpleasant things earlier
  • Marian: Like what?
  • Garrett: Nothing too awful, but...
  • Marian: Gary...
  • Garrett: He was complaining about your... sense of humour
  • Marian: What's wrong with it?
  • Garrett: You really need to ask? Don't worry. I took care of it
  • Marian: What did you-?
  • Garrett: You'll see when he tries standing up
  • ---
  • Marian: I can't believe you
  • Garrett: Hm?
  • Marian: All these years, and I thought you had no sense of humour
  • Garrett: Ah, the Comte is having a little trouble with his breeches is he?
  • Marian: *laughs* The guards had to hold candles under the bench for a good ten minutes until the ice thawed. And the whole time he complained about the state of his privates. Seriously Gary, that was downright diabolical
  • Garrett: Anything for my big sister
  • ---
  • Marian: *sniggers* Knickers
  • Garrett: Making friends?
  • Marian: I already know most of the people here, but I only just wormed the knickers story out of Fifi de Launcet. Meanwhile, you seem to be acquainting yourself with the buffet
  • Garrett: It's one of the most interesting guests here that doesn't question our choices in lovers. But I did see someone interesting. Do you remember Sister Leliana?
  • Marian: From the Lothering Chantry, the one Carver fancied? Why are you...? /No/
  • Garrett: Just over there, in the pink dress. I almost didn't recognise her, but I'm sure it's the same Leliana
  • Marian: I didn't realise Chantry sisters attended high society parties
  • Garrett: What's more is that Tallis seemed to know her
  • Marian: I get the feeling that this is something we should keep our noses out of for once
  • Garrett: Agreed
  • ---
  • Marian: Leopold is going to be a wyvern with a very unhappy tummy
  • Garrett: Once you're done messing with the wyvern's lunch, can we move on before the cook realises you lied to her?
  • ---
  • Tallis: You know what you're doing. Who trained you?
  • Marian: My mother, believe it or not. Apparently you learn a few things about stealth when you sneak out to meet your apostate lover on a regular basis
  • Garrett: Wait, /mother/ taught you how to do this? Since when?
  • Marian: You had your training, I had mine
  • ---
  • Marian: *sigh* Why is it always the cute ones?
  • Isabela: Didn't you know? It's in the job description for being the backstabbing rogue
  • Marian: Well that explains a few things
  • ---
  • Garrett: More of these things?
  • Marian: You be careful brother dearest, else I'll think you're missing the Orlesians
  • Garrett: I think I'll take the nasty little gremlins thanks
  • Fenris: Is there a difference?
  • Isabela: *giggles* Ghast-hole
  • ---
  • Garrett: I get the feeling you wanting to help Tallis has less to do with protecting innocents and more to do with getting in her pants
  • Marian: *indignant gasp* How could you say such a thing? Do you really think I would be so selfish as to-?
  • Garrett: Yes
  • Isabela: Yes
  • Fenris: Yes
  • Marian: ...well okay maybe a little
  • Garrett: And you're okay with this Isabela?
  • Isabela: What? It's not like she didn't ask me first. Birdie might be a horny little shit, but she always makes sure I'm okay with it before she goes chasing after anyone
  • Marian: We do this thing called 'communicating.' You know, the thing you and Fenris recently learned how to do
  • Isabela: Only took you three years of blue balls to manage it
  • Garrett: Bela!
  • ---
  • Fenris: When you were speaking with Tallis about marriage... You said you had someone in mind
  • Garrett: I did
  • Fenris: And might I ask...?
  • Garrett: *sigh* Of course I meant you Fenris, why would I ever even entertain the idea of anyone else?
  • Fenris: ...Do you mean that? You would wish for us to marry?
  • Garrett: Yes, but only if that's what you want
  • Fenris: I ah... I merely thought that-
  • Garrett: Fenris, if I wasn't completely serious about us, about being with you, do you think I would have waited for three years?
  • Fenris: You make an excellent point. Perhaps we shall discuss it further later... Away from present company
  • Marian: Oh please don't stop on our account
  • Isabela: Keep going, I need to write this down. Varric will be green with envy that he missed /this/
  • Tallis: As romantic as this is, and as nice as the warm fuzzy feelings are, we do have to stop Salit. Like, right now

anonymous asked:

Don't listen to these weird fangirls, it will really just melt your brain on some shit they do in Kyman. After I found some of their AUs (example is the one you reblogged) I cannot understand the stupidity of some people and their disrespectful behavior towards jews. I am not Jewish, but I respect the people who are and I would not like to produce content which would offend them :/ I don't want you to think over them to much, pls have a nice day!!

This post is going to be really fucking long so hold onto your horses ladies, gentleman, and non-binary folks.

Here’s the thing that I really don’t understand. The biggest responses I get when expressing my distaste of Kyman is “it’s just a show!!!” or “this happened in an episode so how can you be mad!!!!” or “it’s south park!!!!!” like….okay I get that. I also get that South Park is satire. For those who clearly do not understand, satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. How Cartman is towards Kyle is a joke. It is not meant to be taken seriously. Cartman is a symbol of everything problematic with people. That is the entire point of his character. He is completely ignorant to most social issues, he is racist, sexist, and mostly prominently anti-semitic. That’s why I like watching South Park even as a Jew. Because I know it’s not serious. It’s all pointing out the flaws with our society by the use of comedy.

That’s why I hate Kyman as a ship. No matter what, Cartman will forever be the shitbag that he is because they need that kind of character. He will never understand why his actions are wrong, he will never change because the show needs that character. With all that being said, the fact that people ship Cartman with Kyle is very upsetting to me. As much as I feel like I shouldn’t have to use a comparison because I think all of the evidence I always present on this topic is valid and should be taken seriously on its own (the nazism, the slurs, ect) here’s one anyway because everyone seems to explain away those other things. Cartman is very openly racist towards Token. His he very ignorant towards race issues and has said and done horrible things to token (including shooting him). Say someone posted an AU where Token was a slave and Cartman was a slave driver or a plantation owner. Imagine people shipped them together in that way. Everyone would say how horrible that was. Everyone would shame the author/artist because it’s completely fucked up. People still justify these WWII AUs and other similar AUs and call it “hot” because no one gives a shit about Jews.

I will continue to beat this horse long after it’s dead, but no one cares if Jews get made fun of. We continue to be the butt of the joke in every sort of media. All minority groups get made fun of, but the true, disgusting hatred people project onto Jews is absolutely disgusting (i.e. Family Guy). People can say I’m blowing things out of proportion but until you live that life, having people constantly violently bringing down your religion, I’d think you understand. Jews only take up .2% of the world population. Point. Two. Not even a full percent. Not even a half of a percent because people hate us so much and actively try to wipe us out. However, over 62% of religion base hate crimes are towards Jews. Things have gotten to bad that my own synagogue has now added security guards and you have to be buzzed in just to be allowed to go to services. I’m sensitive. I’m angry. I hate that people don’t acknowledge how fucked up things are for us. And people actually ship someone who has tried to exterminate all Jews.

Let me make myself loud and clear; you are not fucking supposed to take Cartman seriously. He will never change. The fact that you care so little about Jewish people is disgusting and upsetting. The fact that you are so easy to brush off the fact that major storylines of your fandom include actual nazism is disturbing and upsetting. Cartman’s behavior towards Kyle is not meant to be romantic. It is meant to be satire of an ignorant little ten year old boy. Stop excusing his behavior as anything but what it is.

Let me state this again that I am still being very generous with my block button. The amount of slurs and other nasty names I get called on an almost daily basis because of this bullshit is truly disgusting so save your breath because I honestly don’t give a shit about your gross opinion.

(also to the anon who sent this I’m so sorry that it took me so long to reply to this but I wanted to make sure I had the time to sit down and write out an actual response which clearly I needed considering the length of this post lol)

anonymous asked:

I saw your Lance-appreciation post and loved it! I was wondering if you might know of, or have made any Keith appreciation posts. I'm curious about his character, as he has yet to grow on me like the others have. If you don't want to make one, though, please don't feel pressured to do so! I hope you have a lovely day regardless~

Keith post it is!

Honestly, I like Keith a lot. I think that sometimes I have a bit of a different read to him than some other people do.

See, I read Keith pretty solidly as autistic. While he is very clearly a kind of loner, I don’t know if I think that’s something he really plans deliberately.

Keith doesn’t really resent or sulk about intrusions into his space. In the first episode, when Lance barged in on his rescue mission/attempted theft of whatever the Garrison was hiding, Keith was initially confused, but accepted these people all moseying in on his mission. The one time he expressed some annoyance was to the idea that his little hoverbike thing wasn’t designed to hold this many people and it’s slowing them down. “We could lose some non-essential weight.”

Keith strikes me as someone who lives in his head. And it’s a pretty orderly place in there, for the most part; he has his goals, his patterns, his insight, all nicely squared away. But taking things out of his head and articulating them is tricky. And it can also be hard for him to notice things that don’t ping on his radar as Important or a Threat.

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Give Me Love - Chapter Six

Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three | Chapter Four | Chapter Five |

I have one more complete chapter of this I think, then half of a draft of one more part, so I’m running out a little. I wont quit this, and I won’t leave it for too long, but it might take longer than it has done to appear.
I am, however, writing another story (I put a little passage of it up on that Q+A thing) and I’m also working on a prompt that someone sent me, so I can post those instead because both of those should be done soon. Hope you enjoy this chapter :)

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wonderfulandterriblethings  asked:

[answer publicly, please] I understand you not liking Tobirama or Hiruzen, but Danzo is actually a pretty likable character. No, I don't mean likable person. I mean likable character, don't you agree? He is like Frank Underwood (MC of House of Cards) of a show I can't finish because I hate the people in it so much, however, he develops relationships with people in order to do bad things. He would have been so interesting if explored more because he was best friends with Hiruzen.

[Part 2] Hiruzen is worse then Danzo because Hiruzen gave Danzo all his power and even before Danzo did what he did, it was Hiruzen who made life so difficult for the Uchiha they were backed up into a corner leaving their only option for survival to be a coup. He let Orochimaru go and continue experiments and be a double agent for Danzo. The thing about Danzo is this: Itachi. If the relationship between Itachi and Danzo was explored, we would have found the reason that Itachi went straight to him  

[Part 3] we would have found the reason Itachi went straight to Danzo when he was lost and didn’t know what to do. Call it headcanon, but it’s almost like Danzo was Itachi’s mentor.

Thank you so much for the ask! :D :D And for reading that rant… XD.

Omg, I actually was about to post an anti-Hiruzen rant but the app messed it up. Good, I can write about it now :D.

I’ll split this into two parts, if thats ok? A ‘Danzo’ part and a ‘Hiruzen’ part. Since it’s long I might have to write beneath the cut. Warning, it’s very much anti-Hiruzen and anti-Konoha. I don’t know if it’s pro or anti Danzo. It’s just about Danzo.

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Spiderman 3 (2007 Movie): Sentence Starters
  • "Whatever comes our way, whatever battle we have raging inside us, we always have a choice."
  • "It's the choices that make us who we are, and we can always choose to do what's right."
  • "You gonna kill me like you killed my father?"
  • "No. He despised you. You were an embarrassment to him."
  • "You took him from me. He loved me."
  • "I'm done trying to convince you."
  • "You came."
  • "We'll get you through this."
  • "I never should have hurt you... said those things."
  • "You're my friend."
  • "A couple of minutes ago wouldn't have been so bad either."
  • "Oh, my. What happened?"
  • "Looks like just in the nick of time."
  • "I don't think it's for us to say whether a person deserves to live or die."
  • "Before you know it, turn us into something ugly."
  • "Did you ever propose?"
  • "You said a husband's gotta put his wife before himself."
  • "I'm not ready."
  • "I hurt her."
  • "Well, you start by doing the hardest thing: You forgive yourself."
  • "I know what it feels like. It feels good. The power. Everything. But you'll lose yourself. It'll destroy you. Let it go."
  • "I like being bad. It makes me happy."
  • "If you know what I'm talking about!"
  • "Back then, nothing seemed to go right for me."
  • "People really like me."
  • "Stings doesn't it?"
  • "I protected you in high school. Now I'm gonna kick your little ass."
  • "You're trash."
  • "Your picture's a fake."
  • "You want forgiveness? Get religion."
  • "You are such a boy scout."
  • "We're just horsing around."
  • "I'm begging you. If you do this, I will lose everything. There's not a paper in town that will hire me."
  • "Show this to your editor."
  • "I want him dead too."
  • "Look, I want to kill the spider, you wanna kill the spider. Together, he doesn't stand a chance. Interested?"
  • "End of the line."
  • "Your wife told me to tell you to watch the anger."
  • "Time to take your pill."
  • "Hey. I'm the new guy."
  • "Um, yeah, look, just between you and me, guys kind of an amateur."
  • "From now on, I am gonna be taking shots of you for the Bugle."
  • "But you don't have to worry about that, buddy."
  • "You want a staff job, and you want a staff job, anybody care about what I want?"
  • "Shut up. Get out."
  • "Listen to me! I didn't kill your father!"
  • "You knew this was coming!"
  • "He was trying to kill me! He killed himself!"
  • "I didn't want this. But I had no choice."
  • "We always have a choice."
  • "I needed money."
  • "Why don't you just put down the gun and go home?"
  • "I realize now he was just trying to help me."
  • "I did a terrible thing to you."
  • "I spent a lot of nights wishing I could take it back."
  • "I didn't choose to be this."
  • "I'm not asking you to forgive me. I just want you to understand."
  • "How's the pie?"
  • "I'm just here to talk to you, beautiful!"
  • "Just a little something called 'Nice And Easy', what's on you?"
  • "I need a photographer."
  • "A hundred bucks?"
  • "Film's extra."
  • "Shazam!"
  • "That was OUR kiss!"
  • "It's a funny feeling, not knowing who you are."
  • "Never wound what you can't kill."
  • "Its a free country. Not a rent-free country."
  • "You will get your rent when you fix this DAM DOOR!"
  • "We can find a way to settle this."
  • "You're so right. I'm thinking... humiliation. Kind of like how you humiliated me. Do you remember? Do you remember what you did to me? You made me lose my girl. Now I'm gonna make you lose yours."
  • "How's that sound, tiger?"
  • "An orange?"
  • "I'm really sorry for what happened earlier. I shouldn't have yelled about that door. It was nothing to be angry about."
  • "This is none of your business."
  • "Do you want to push me away?"
  • "Push you away? Why would I want to push you away... I love you!"
  • "They're gonna kill us both."
  • "Your shots are so good."
  • "You don't deserve my help."
  • "Do I have any girlfriends?"
  • "This thing got any more?"
  • "She doesn't know what you are."
  • "Tell me you love me?"
  • "I know you're trying to defend your fathers' honor, but there is no question that he died by his own hand."
  • "What does it matter to you, anyway?"
  • "Hate those things!"
  • "Take your hands off me."
  • "I live in the presence of great truth."
  • "I promise I'll make you healthy again. Whatever it takes, I'll get the money."
  • "I'm not a bad person. Just had bad luck."
  • "They're my best friends... I'd give my life for them."
  • "Was I really good? I was so nervous. My knees were shaking."
  • "It's all about diffusion."
  • "The applause wasn't very loud."
  • "You are such a nerd."
  • "Where do these guys COME from?"
  • "You've taken your eye off the ball."
  • "You know, I guess one person really can make a difference."
  • "It has the characteristics of a symbiote, which needs to bond to a host in order to survive. And once it binds... it can be hard to UNbind."
  • "I love romance. I am French."
  • "You fired him."
  • "I could use some help over here!"
  • "I guess you haven't heard. I'm the sheriff around these parts!"
  • "This could be a tragic day for the people of New York."
  • "It's hard to believe what's happening. The brutality of it. I - I don't know how he can take anymore."
  • "Everybody needs help sometimes."
  • "He's a good boy. He must be in some kind of trouble."
  • "What about that amazing... amazing night that we had?"
  • "We had a coffee."
  • "Make him suffer, make him wish he were dead. First, we attack his heart!"
  • "There seems to be some kind of activity in the web."
Who should you fight: Hetalia Edition
  • (I'm shameless jumping on this bandwagon just you try and stop me)
  • America: no way in hell should you ever fight america. like, have you seen him? he probably bench-presses bears and and can break every bone in your body with a friendly punch. you will die, and then he'll feel really bad about it and probably cry. do not fight america.
  • England: this depends on his level of sobriety. is he drunk? then do it. do it now. please. do it for me. fight this fucker. he'll cry and it'll be really funny. but if he's sober, I wouldn't risk it. he was a pirate once. so maybe fight england.
  • France: you could fight france and you'd probably win, but like... why would you want to? tbh if you do he'll probably try to help you solve the problems in your life that got you to this point and you'll end up crying. not only will it be a serious mindfuck, you'll feel like an awful person. do not fight france.
  • China: this one is iffy. he's really old, but he also invented karate and kung fu and whatnot. it depends on how good of a day he's having. if it's a bad day, you could totally take him. if it's a good day, you'll be unconscious before you even get a punch in. so maybe fight china.
  • Russia: nooooooooooooo. no no no. no. do not fight russia. you will die a slow and painful death if you do. not only will you be physically destroyed, all the bad karma from fighting a literal teddy bear would crush you. for the love of all that is good and holy, do not fight russia.
  • Germany: also no. have you seen this guy? he's a fucking monster. look at his muscles. stare at them. those are the muscles of a nation that can crush your tiny skull like zit. do not fight germany.
  • Italy: nope. i can see why you think that you can. he's cute and cheery and a pasta noodle personified. but this pasta noodle was an empire once and if you even think about it, germany will be after your ass. do not fight italy.
  • Japan: you'll lose, but you should do it. he's a massive weeb and disturbingly chill. somebody's gotta rile him up and get him to do something. plus, he'll probably watch anime with you after. do it. fight japan.
  • Prussia: you'd win, but don't do it. he'll feel really bad and then you'll feel bad for making him upset and he'll try to be nice about losing and it'll just make you feel worse. it'll also crush his self-esteem cause he was the shit once and now he's not even a real nation. it'll just be bad for everyone and you'll hate yourself. do not fight prussia.
  • Canada: jesus. do not fight canada. i know he seems all nice and peaceful, but have you ever sat down and watched a professional hockey game? if you have, you know that canadians are not to be fucked with. plus, why would you want to? what has he done to you? what has he done to anyone? do not fight canada.
  • Romano: do it. fight romano. this kid already wants to fight himself and he'll be so happy if you fight him. you might not win, but it would be really fun and both of you would feel so much better afterwards. fight romano.
  • Spain: no. nooooooooooooo. no. not only can he kick your ass, but he's so damn nice. why would you want to fight him? he's so sweet and huggable. do not fight spain. hug spain. go shopping with spain. dance with spain. do not fight spain.
  • Denmark: hell no. hell no. hell to the no. he's like the viking king. you'll perish in some horrible and improbable way. plus, he's like an actual golden retriever. would you fight a golden retriever? no, you wouldn't. then do not fight denmark.
  • Norway: also no. i can see why you think to can, but he can do all sorts of weird magic shit. you might win the battle, but when you wake up with a thousand spiders eating your body and bleeding from your eyes, you will realize that you have not won the war. do not fight norway.
  • Iceland: you'd win within five seconds, but jesus christ, don't fight this kid. if you do, you'll have denmark and norway after you, and that's not a good place to be in. do not fight iceland.
  • Sweden: have you ever looked at aph sweden? if so, you know the answer to this. do not fight sweden. omg how dumb can you be? why would you ever think about fighting him? do not fight sweden.
  • Finland: out of everyone you should not fight in the nordics, finland takes the cake. I know he's cute and chubby and sweet, but he'll shoot you before you even think about thinking about fighting him. his people invented the moltov cocktail. you know how much shit those can do? a lot. the answer is a lot. saints in heaven, do not fight finland.
  • Hungary: uhhhhhhhhhh, no fucking way should you fight this chick. she'll kill you. multiple times. and then laugh about it. you'll look like an idiot ans feel like an idiot. do not fight hungary.
  • Austria: please fight austria. please. he's a massive wimp and needs to be fought. if you fight him, i will personally kiss you on the face. i will pay you good money to fight him. you should want to fight him. look at this prissy motherfucker. do it. fight austria.
  • Switzerland: is this even an option?????? Jfc do not fight switzerland. no way. he can and will kick your pathetic little ass, neutrality be damned. don't do it. i see you considering it and i'm telling you now, don't do it. do not fight switzerland.
  • Liechtenstein: why the fuck would you ever think about fighting this girl???? not only is she princess of the cinnamon rolls, she'll straight up kill you. you won't even know what happened to you. out of everyone in hetalia not to fight, she is the one you should avoid fighting the most. she'll kill you, switzy will kill you, you'll feel awful for considering fighting her, she'll get blood on her shoes, it's a bad situation all around. i'm gonna put this shit in caps just so you get it. DO NOT FIGHT LIECHTENSTEIN. YOU WILL LOSE. DON'T FUCKING DO IT
  • Lithuania: another person you should not fight ever. i can understand why you think you can. he's skinny, he was russia's maid for the longest time, he seems like he's too nice to ever hit you back, but hoe, do not fight him. europe was once his bottom bitch. all of europe. his. he knows every form of fighting and can beat your ass in all of them. do not fight lithuania.
  • Estonia: do it. fight him. he is so fucking annoying and you'll win. please fight him. he'll probably do your homework afterwards too so it's a two for one deal. fight estonia.
  • Latvia: nu uh. don't fight this kid. you'd win, there's no question about that, but everyone will hate you. lithuania will fight you, russia will fight you, i will fight you, everyone in the world will just get together and collectively decide to fight you. do not fight latvia.
  • Poland: depends. does he have a sword or a bow? if so, no fucking way. get out of there. hit the hills while you still have most of your limbs. if he doesn't? do it. you'll win and it'll be really funny and become an internet sensation. so maybe fight poland.
  • Belarus: um why are you asking this????????? she carries a knife 24/7 and has canon broken every bone in lithuania's fingers. it won't even be a fight, it'll just be your death. do not fight belarus.
  • Ukraine: nope. you can win (unless she suffocates you with her boobs) but she'll cry and then you'll have both russia and belarus after you, and those are two people you do not want to fight. do not fight ukraine.
  • Sealand: look, i see why you want to fight him. this kid is annoying as shit. if i could, i would fight him too. but he's just that. he's a kid. don't fight a kid. that's terrible. nobody would get upset about it (except finland but that's if he can get sealand to admit to getting his ass kicked) but that makes it even worse. don't do it. don't fight sealand.
KITTEN part 1



 i sat at the bonfire alone thinking a bit with gallys drink in my hand watching the fire till i find what I've been looking for the greenie two months back y/n just going to her room hardly anyone really see’s her much and she hardly ever speaks to anyone its strange as soon as i see her i get up and try to walk over to her without her noticing “hi love” i say

“hi” she says briefly

“you al right” i ask

“fine” she says briefly 

“are you sure, how bout you come hang with the rest of us no point being alone y/n” i say

“im fine alone” she says seeming distracted

“so you say, but come on one night with the guys, or if you want me and you can find a table and just have a nice chat” i suggest

“thanks but no thanks” she says trying to walk off but i just move so im in her way 

“what's wrong y/n something up two months you been here and you hardly say a word to anyone what's up” i ask

“nothing i like keeping myself to myself now shuck off” she says pushing past me and walking off and practically disappearing into the darkness i stand for a moment looking in her direction till minho comes and puts an arm around me

“try and chat up the girl again newt” he says

“no, i wasn't chatting her up, i was trying to talk to her” i answer

“really that's not what it sounded like” he replies

“what did it sound like then” i ask

“it sounded pervy and desperate newt, like you where trying to get in her pants” he says

“well no im not trying to get in her pants, im just worried about her” i say

“why” he asks

“she doesnt talk to anyone she always is alone she just wants to be alone it worries me if that's how she chooses to deal with this place isolating herself from everyone” i answer

“one girl in a maze full of teenage boys can you blame her newt” minho says

“true but im just worried you know me” i say

“unfortunately i do, but why not talk to her now when she’s in her room then know one else is gonna be around maybe she’ll talk then” he suggests i nod and walk off from the guys towards the homestead and y/n’s room i stand for a moment before knocking and opening the door.


i went back to my room in the homestead after that i don't like talking to people for long to scared someone's gonna find out about me im not exactly a girl glader because im not exactly girl well not all of me as soon as i get to my room and let my tail UN wrap from my skirt and move my hair so my ears are the normal place yep im half girl half cat i have ears and a tail but a lot more catish things come out in my personality and things i do like how i disappear without people really noting i like to sit like a cat and i often go around the glade at night like a cat on all fours one problem is my ears and tail my ears i can easily hid with my hair but my tail is the real problem unfortunately it has a mind of its own often doing things the tail wants and me having no real power over it, i don't what the guys to ever know about me so i keep myself to myself till i hear a knock at the door i quickly hide my ears but the door opens i don't have time to wrap my tail so i just grab it and hold it down behind me its newt what the hell does he want he steps in and looks like he has something to say so i just it there trying to keep my tail under control 

“hi” he says nervously 

“hello” i say “what did you want” i ask

“i wanted to uh, tell you that, uh well im worried about you y/n i am im worried about you, and i think that uh you and i should discuss something about you and such as to understand why it is that you keep yourself to yourself” he says nervously and a bit confused 

“okay” i reply 

“and i think we should uh know that you dont need to be alone and i am available 24 hours a day seven days a week, available to talk to not that i available- which i am but not in that scene- i mean i am but not in the way the guys would think i would be saying this- well i am as your the only girl and im defiantly not gay- not to impose or anything just uh im gonna stop talking now” he says making me almost laugh at him

“okay right thank you newt” i reply 

“but yeah so you can come and talk to me when ever you want just one rule” he says

“what rule” i ask battling with my tail again

“no secrets” he laughs

“okay” i say

there's then a silence as neither of us really know what to say

“what’s that” he asked

“what's what” i say

“what's that your hiding” he asks

“nothing” i say

“no seriously y/ n what are you hiding from me” he says trying to move closer to me

“nothing” i repeat

“y/n we just agreed no secrets now come on what are you hiding” he laughs

“nothing i swear” i say trying to make him back off a bit

“love come one just tell me, i swear it wont leave this room” he says

“you swear” i ask i guess having a friend would be nice plus i know i cant hold this tail back much longer

“i swear what happens or is said in our chats stays with us i swear on my life if i say a word you can kill me” he says i then just sigh 

“okay” i say letting go of my tail and dropping my head to the floor i know my tail is where he’s gonna be able to see it and i just sit a moment i look up at him he looks like he’s gonna freak or scream “PLEASE DON'T FREAK” i say

“uh,uh,uh,uh,uh” he says “you,you,you have a you have a, a tail” he says 

“yeah” i reply 

“uh, tail ,you have a tail” he stutters

“yeah” i say moving my hair to show of my ears as well 

“oh god and ears okay, uh anything else” he asks

“no” i answer

“okay, okay uh what, what the shucking hell are you” he asks

“cat girl” i answer a bit a ashamed of what i am

“your a cat” he asks

“yes” i laugh 

“uh okay can i” he asks gesturing to my bed i nod and he sits beside me on my bed looking at me “your a cat girl” he says

“yep, half cat half girl i didn't want anyone to know so i keep my ears covered and my tail wrapped up” i explain

“your a cat girl”he says again

“newt i think the think the fact im a cat girl has been established” i tell him 

“im telling alby” he says trying to get up but i then just pin him down again using both my hands and my tail 

“newt you promised me, you said what happens never leaves us, please don't tell anyone else, i want to trust you with this” i say

“but y/n i meant i would tell people about you know personal stuff but this is big your half cat”  he says

“i know that's why you cant say anything, newt please” i beg he sits a moment before answering 

“al right, i will keep you secret cat lady” he says 

“thank you” i say hugging him and he hugs me back till he jerks and pulls away from our hug “what” i ask

“your tail was touching me, in places” he says making me laugh

“sorry it has a mind of its own” i explain “so what do you think” i say standing up and spinning around 

“uh , well if i may use the cheezy wording but, meow” he says slyly making me giggle

“awe thank you” i say returning to sitting on the bed 

“do you do anything like a cat” he asks

“what do you mean” i ask

“do you, you know sleep like a cat, eat like a cat etcetera” he asks

“i don't know i don't pay that much attention” i answer

“what about play, do you play like cats do” he asks

“how so” i ask

“if i got you a ball of yawn would you play with it” he asks

“no” i lie i have tried that before its very fun 

“why do i think your lieing” he says 

i cant help but glance at the underside of my bed where i know it is he notices and puts a hand under my bed and getting the ball.


i got the ball from under her bed and looked at her she just refused to make eye contact so i threw it across the floor she sat for a moment before jumping of the bed onto the floor and playing with the ball like a cat “awe” i say

“slim it” she says sitting back on the bed 

“what about, if i like stroked you would you purr” i ask

“never tied” she says

“well come here then” i say opening my arms

“what” she asks

“come here kitten” i say she then just shrugs and crawls over to me like a cat and hugging me so i just move slightly so im cuddling her and slowly move my hand up and down her back after a little while of us both sitting lost in the enjoyment of it i can here her purring “awe that is so cute” i say to her

“shut up, i cant help it” she says but neither of us moving till i can feel her tail again trying to wrap its self around my belt and trying to UN do it “HEY,  keep that tail under control” i say pushing her away 

“sorry newt, it got a mind of its own i don't have any control over it” she says

“it al right just mind where it goes” i say “what about if i scratched you behind the ears y/n”

“DON'T YOU DARE” she shouted

“why not” i ask

“because my ears are a personal place newt know one is allowed to touch my ears but me” she says sternly 

after a few seconds i try to reach up to touch her ears but she just hits me and glares but i just throw the ball of yawn cross the room she glares with hatred at me before running off to play with it before coming back “i cant even trust you with a ball of yawn newt” she says 

“maybe not but i swear i wont tell anyone” i say

“okay i trust you” she said hugging me 

“but i have but one request” i say

“what” she asks

“can i keep calling you kitten” i ask

“okay” she says

“kitten” i reply