workplace-romance

Because it’s Valentine’s Day, and the day wouldn’t be complete without Cas and Dean

It would’ve so easy to forget what day it was, if not for Dean.

His head pops up over Cas’ cubicle wall. “Hey man, what’s going on?”

“Nothing. Just trying to look like I’m doing my job,” Castiel says as he hits alt-esc and flips from Twitter back to the company website.

“Yeah, same here,” Dean chuckles, folding his arms beneath his chin and earning an impassive look from Castiel. “You got any plans for after work?” This question strikes Castiel as odd. Normally they go out for drinks or dinner on Fridays, but it’s only Tuesday.

“No,” he says, looking up at Dean curiously. “Why?”

“Well, It’s Valentine’s day-” Castiel groans, his whole form sinking in response. He’d somehow managed to forget that the holiday was coming up but now Dean brought it right back into focus.

“What’s that look for?” Dean asks. “You some sort of Valentine’s Scrooge or something?”

“That isn’t a thing,” Castiel points out. “I just don’t get the holiday, ok?”

“So I can add this to the list of things you don’t get.” Dean chides.

“Don’t exaggerate,” Castiel says as he stands from his desk and grabs up his coffee cup. “I just don’t understand why people feel the need to be superfluously romantic on a single day of the year-”

“Ugh, this again,” Dean groans, following behind Castiel.

“I mean, if you’re in a committed relationship, should you need the excuse of a single day to buy them flowers or make them breakfast or tell them you love them?” Dean shakes his head and chuckles.

“Total Valentine’s Scrooge,” he says, grabbing a styrofoam cup from the stack and pouring himself a cup of coffee from the pot. “Well, it’s a good thing you are single and their are a whole slew of available, desperate women willing to comiserate with you then.”

“I’m gay, Dean. You know this,” Castiel sighs, pouring his own cup.

“Guys, then.” Dean replies. “Look, what I’m getting at is do you want to hit the bars tonight and try to find someone to hook up with?” Castiel lets his head fall against the cabinet in front of him. Why does Dean always do shit like this?

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How Do I Know If The Married Woman I'm In Love With Who Has Given Me Literally No Reason Whatsoever To Believe She Even Knows Who The Fuck I Am Is Also In Love With Me?

John Gray, Mars and Venus, 20 April 2014:

Dear John: I have a crush on a woman at my work. She is several years older than I am, and is married with two kids. I know that this is an unhealthy attraction. The trouble is, I don’t know how to fall out of love with her. I’m extremely shy around her. She walks past me and my knees go weak. Needless to say, she doesn’t speak much to me and leaves me wondering what she thinks of me. For weeks, we’ll walk past each other without any open acknowledgement. I get so nervous around her that I close up. Certain days, few and far between, she acknowledges me with a broad smile! But the very next day, she is back to being reserved. My heart and my head are having a major conflict. — Uncertain Admirer, in Wilmington, Del.

Dear Uncertain Admirer,

omg she totally likes u back

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Before she ran off and joined the circus, she was known as Dr. Harleen Quinzel. A psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum. She was assigned to the clown himself. She thought she was curing him, but she was falling in love. Talk about a workplace romance gone wrong.

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Before she ran off and joined the circus, she was known as Dr. Harleen Quinzel. A psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum. She was assigned to the clown himself. She thought she was curing him, but she was falling in love. Talk about a workplace romance gone wrong. That was just the beginning. She’s even crazier than him and more fearless.

All y’all talkin about TanaYama

But don’t you think

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something????

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When the kid mentions workplace romance, Dean inhales sharply. Sam bites his lip and keeps his eyes on the screen because if he looks in Dean’s eyes he’ll remember everything: Dean’s trembling hands touching Sam’s face; Dean desperate beneath him as Sam fucked him over his desk; Dean’s laughter when Sam pulled him into a kiss by his tie. Remember, too, the startled realization on Dean’s face when he looked at Sam, when Sam looked at him, and they finally both remembered who they really were.

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Sexual Dynamics in Mentoring Relationships – A Critical Review

Very interesting article that’s particularly pertinent to the Skye/Ward relationship of Agents of Shield. Remember that the insertion of the Prof Elliot Randolph having an affair with his student in the Well episode was NOT a random insertion, but used to shine a light on the uneven power equality between Skye and Ward in the current timeline. That is the reason Prof Randolph juxtaposed his assessment of Elena’s essay with a reminder for dinner. As Skye’s S.O., Grant Ward will be required to grade her performance as a SHIELD agent. To have that muddled by a more intimate relationship, is A Very Bad Idea, no matter how you look at it. If you find it gross that Elliot is in a relationship with one of his students, Skyeward should also be a total no-no for now.

Also, please read my previous post about Why SkyeWard Shouldn’t Be Happening Right Now.

Finally something I’ve forgotten to mention in that post is the different responses of the two ladies to Grant Ward when they were trying to calm him down at the Irish monastery. Skye called him Grant while Melinda called him Agent Ward. Therein lies the difference in their understanding. Grant Ward doesn’t want to be reminded that he was Grant, the helpless boy who watched as his older brother tortured his younger brother. He needs to be reminded that he is now Agent Ward, older, more powerful, able to take matters into his own hands, and that his organisation needs him to be in control and finish the mission the way he has been trained to do. He needs to be Agent Ward, and Skye does not understand that yet, despite knowing a hint of his family history and how painful it must’ve been for it to be his defining moment.

…社内恋愛
  • …社内恋愛
  • Kaji Yuki, Maeno Tomoaki, Nishiyama Koutarou, Terasaki Yuka, Kuno Misaki
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Kaji and Maeno’s workplace romance (coughs)

(from Radio Kiznaiver “KizRaji” public recording, morning part)

Note: During the public recording, there is a corner titled “Hisomu Yoshiharu’s Immorality,” where listeners suggest “immoral” scenarios and the seiyuus need to improvise a short skit based on the scenarios. Each skit ends with the performer(s) yelling out the word “immoral”.

This will come up in the end of this excerpt, but apparently Maeno went as far as lifting Kaji’s chin during the skit xDDD


Nishiyama Koutarou: The next (scenario suggestion) is from Kako-san. Thank you very much. It says, “In a case of workplace romance…”

Everyone else: Oh~!

Nishiyama: “…two people are making out in secret while doing their job.“

Terasaki Yuka: Ah!! Maeno-san and Kaji-kun should do this one! (NICE JOB TERASAKI-SAN👌👌)

*screams and applause from the audience*

Kaji Yuki: Why…

Nishiyama: Girls come over here! Come over here (to leave room for Maeno and Kaji)!

Terasaki: I’m coming~

Maeno Tomoaki: What— what is this about? What’s going on? Can you say the scenario again?

Nishiyama: Workplace romance.

*fangirls laughing and screaming*

Maeno: Workplace romance…

Nishiyama: In the office. It’s like office love, so to speak… “In a case of workplace romance, two people are making out in secret while doing their job.”

Kaji: So both of them are immoral?

Nishiyama: Yeah, I suppose. Both of them should feel immoral… So, on the other hand, we are…

Terasaki: We are coworkers.

Kaji: You guys are probably doing your jobs nearby.

Terasaki/Nishiyama: Yeah we are.

Nishiyama: We’re making tea~

Kaji: Kuno-chan, what is that? What are you typing?

Kuno Misaki: My computer.

*everyone laughs*

Kaji: Computer… That’s so impressive.

Nishiyama: Your palms are going “bang-bang-bang” on the table…

Kaji: You’re typing letters in blocks with your palms.

Nishiyama: So while we’re doing our job, we will peek over (to where you are) occasionally.

Terasaki: We should go disturb them from time to time.

Nishiyama: Alright then. Let’s begin. Ready— Start!

*girls exclaiming*

Kaji: Tomo-kun…

*screams from the audience*

Kaji: I say… Today…

Maeno: Um~

Kaji: (pfft!)

*laughs*

Kaji: After we finished our work…

Maeno: Um~

Kaji: You know the place we went to recently, um—

Kuno: Yuki-oniichan, help yourself with some water!~

Kaji: Thanks!

*cheers and applause*

Kaji: Kuno-kun, please knock the door before you come in!

Kuno: Please excuse me!

Kaji: That’s the rule of the society!

Kuno: My apologies!

Kaji: Sorry about that, Tomo-kun.

*INTENSE SCREAMS*

Maeno: You’d rather be with Misaki?

Kaji: I only have eyes for Tomo-kun…

(This ended up being so long orz… Feel free to continue under cut xD)

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