Okay, on one hand the idea that Nathaniel doesn’t go off to the Free Marches until he’s 22 is a good thing because it lets me write my original idea for the Seb/Nate fic. Nate’s just there for a family holiday and his and Seb’s thing is a bit of holiday fun.
One the other hand that means I have to go along with the idea that Nathaniel wasn’t sent off to squire for Ser Rodolphe Verley until he was twenty-two years old??? Really? Rendon Howe neglected training his son ‘in the arts of war’ until he was 22? Nathaniel was running around after Ser Rodolphe in a pack of squires who were all like 6-8 years younger than him?
Like jfc, I think sending Nathaniel, the eldest son and expected heir, off at the age of 22 to be a squire to a knight who’s a fixture at the Court of a nearby Kingdom would probably be a very public humiliation? He can’t do anything with this grown man so he’s going to effectively strip Nathaniel of his adult status?
And not just to Nathaniel, but to Rendon as well because this is an admission of his failure.
I know Rendon Howe is a bastard, but there’s nothing in the game or WoT that indicates his relationship with Nathaniel was that bad. In fact, he seems to have been a decent enough father, even if he was an utter turd in most other respects. At the very least, he’d be savvy enough in a political sense not to open himself to criticism on that front.
On this matter, I elect to flush canon down the shitter. Nathaniel was 15 when he began to squire for Ser Rodolphe. It tanks my original idea but I can’t adopt the ridiculous to preserve that.
It still really bugs me that people put so much emphasis on Goku’s absences as reasons for “bad husband” or “bad dad.”
Like. I’m sorry. Did something happen to you personally? Or have you never experienced a father / husband who had to leave you for long periods of time but wasn’t an actual deadbeat lol? Then again our media tends to paint any husband or father who spends a lot of time at work or away on business trips as “not good” even though I’ve lived with my husband being gone for long-ish trips, and, uhm, I’m sorry - I consider my dad pretty dang awesome, okay? He was involved with us when he was home and that was enough for me. He does things right when he can be here and that’s what really matters. I’ve seen broken homes. And it’s nothing like what I grew up in, even though my dad was gone a lot.
It’s not just as simple as “lol he was gone for a long time” - you really need to dissect the why here.
Dead for 1 year to train because threat to the Earth.
- threat to family/friends
- technically didn’t have a choice because Kami pushed that “training for a year while dead” shit on him w/out asking lol
Seems legit to me. Moving on.
Stays away for a year-ish after Namek and denies Almighty Dragon Wish to return early.
- you could have an argument here BUT I see it as him training to protect his family / control that Super Saiyan state -> protect his family. But you can see it how you want and I’ll allow that, though I’d argue there isn’t really evidence of Goku leaving his family to go train up until this point so, eh~
Don’t count the 3 years training for androids because with as little as we know, he was home every night?
Dead again, 7 years, denies possible option of bringing him back to life
- Was gonna be permanent
- Did it to protect everyone b/c he saw himself as a threat-magnet
Seems legit to me.
[and yall wonder why Super feels off when he tries to sneak behind Chi-Chi’s back in that one episode… especially when the very first episode of Super shows Goku straight up asking her if he can go train because he was busy doing what she wanted and providing for the family derp]
Leaves to Train Uub
- absolutely no indication of how long this lasts
- GT’s “10″ or “5″ years don’t count in debate because it’s GT and the fanbase as a whole doesn’t count it as canon
- Neko Majin Z shows him with Uub with the whole family at his house so… eh. Inclined to go with what that leads us to believe? Nice thing Toriyama envisioned at the very least.
EDIT: I guess I just want to say I’m tired of hearing “lol Goku was always gone” - because my actual response (and my husband’s response) is always “no he was not and anyway it was legit reasons 90% of the time when he was gone” - it’s not like he was at home with no major threat and walking out on the family to train or gone from the house 24/7 - there’s so much there of him being active with his wife and son, of him being supportive, so how you can just write off everything because “lol but he was gone”
Teeny tiny bopper Stiles who announces to his mom and dad and all the Hales he’s going to marry Derek.
Teen!Derek who sits there, mortified, because Stiles is six and he’s cool, he just got accepted to the basket ball team at school. He can’t be making engagement plans right now. Especially not with Stiles, who still has trouble eating ice cream without getting himself covered in it from head to toe.
Claudia smiling and asking Stiles how he knows he want to marry Derek and Stiles telling her he asked his teacher today why people get married and she said people get married because they think the person they are marrying is the best person in the whole wide world and Stiles thinks Derek is better than the best person in the whole wide world - the best person in the whole wide world constantly changing between his momma and papa because they are both the best and he loves them very very much and you cant ask him to choose.
Derek trying and failing not to find the whole thing adorable - “shut up, Laura, don’t encourage him” - and finally, making a show of rolling his eyes - because you know, street cred - going upstairs and bringing Stiles back his wolf plushie, the one Stiles always goes to get when he’s staying with the Hale’s when he’s sleepy, and tells Stiles it’s an engagement present because Stiles looked like he was about to cry when Derek tried to explain he couldn’t marry him because he was too little and Derek can’t bear it when Stiles cries.
Stiles beaming an holding the plushie close, going around everyone and telling them Derek agreed to marry him and he’s the luckiest person ever and when he grows up he’s going to take care of Derek really good and buy him the moon.
Stiles proposes by buying a collar for the wolf plushie fifteen years later, looping it through a ring and holding it out to Derek as he gets down on one knee in front of the whole family at the annual Hale 4th of July barbecue, trying to keep his nerves in check as he says, “You’re my favourite person in the whole world, Derek Hale”. Trying not to cry when Derek says back, “You’re mine too, you loser” and tackling Stiles to the ground because he is so fucking happy and giving Stiles that plushie was the best decision he ever made.
I’ve seen some people say that while they are glad Sir and Charles are canonically shown in the Netflix series as being a couple, they are disappointed that it’s such a poor representation of a gay relationship, but like are there really any good relationships shown in ASOUE? The Baudelaires idolize their parents, but we never meet them because, well, they’re dead. Beatrice sent Lemony a 200-page book entailing why they could not get married and he has been miserable ever since. Olaf and Esme/Kit/whomever is always twisted and unhealthy and tragic and weird. And those relationships aren’t even ongoing at the time of the story (well, unless you count Olaf (hehe) and Esme and Jerome and Esme, which really shouldn’t count). Honestly, even if it’s not the healthiest of relationships, Sir and Charles are the only two that stay a couple through the books (they are in a relationship in the 4th book and still together in the 12th). That’s pretty impressive.
imagine like a Falconers Face-off thingy where it’s one of those quickfire round of questions like:
interviewer: who is grumpiest in the morning? Falconers: Guy Interviewer: who eats the most? Falconers: Tater Interviewer: who spends the most time on their phone? Falconers: JACK
which Jack finds odd because he’s never really been like attached to his phone much before but now he’s constantly texting or calling Bitty and the reality sinks in like ‘oh, i haven’t been subtle at all’
Falconers: We know what he’s really up to Falconers: Little Jackie’s in lo~ve Falconers: Shows on face Interviewer: is that true, Jack? Jack: *groans*
Can I have a Gray “I’m pregnant!” + “I’m not going anywhere” where the reader and him r a long time couple (a) and the reader is afraid he is not ready/happy about having a child due to work -fluffy ending please and congrats🎉
Shit. Two pink lines stared up at you from the plastic pregnancy test. You knew exactly what had happened; you could remember that night clearly, and you cursed yourself for letting things get out of control. What was Sunghwa going to say? He was so busy- that was why you’d been engaged for two years without getting married. Would he be angry? You knew it was possible, probably likely even… What had happened was his fault just as much as yours though. You glanced at the clock on the wall. He’d be home in a couple hours… The irrational thought of not telling him the news flashed through your mind but you knew instantly how silly that was.
But what if he broke up with you? What if he blamed you and left? You sat down on the couch, dropping your face into your hands, your heart heavy. You weren’t ready for this- not ready to have a baby, not ready to have Sunghwa leave you, it was all too much; you needed to process it all, you needed to not be alone.
Time seemed to crawl until Sunghwa came home. It was just past ten when you heard his key in the door, and you set aside your computer, jumping up to let him in. He gave you a quick hug, but as soon as he drew back, his brow furrowed. “What’s wrong, babe?” he asked.
Of course, he would realize immediately something was up. “Um… I need to talk to you about something,” you said, turning away as you already felt tears prickling in your eyes.
“Okay…?” he said, following you into the living room and sitting down next to you on the couch. His face was filled with concern and you couldn’t look him in the eye so you just locked your eyes on your lap as you said,
“Sunghwa… I’m-I’m pregnant.”
Silence. You couldn’t look up at him, couldn’t stop the tears that overflowed your eyes as you stared at the denim of your jeans.