you can't be both in one and the same time

shoutout post for all u dms and gms out there (especially you newbie ones), y’all have such a difficult medium of storytelling to work with and it must feel like you’re herding cats 99.8% of the time but you guys have the absolutely amazing ability to engage your players in such a rich world where their words and actions matter and you turn absolute chaos into such a beautiful story that your players are so proud and happy to have had a hand in shaping and just….you’re all fantastic and i love you

anonymous asked:

Okay okay so a strain could cause a soulmate au where you have 2 names tattooed on your body: one for your soulmate, one for your worst enemy. How would yata react to having both names say "saruhiko Fushimi"?

I imagine Yata being so confused, like say the names don’t show up at the same time and you never know which name appears first, enemy or soulmate, so it’s like you could meet someone whose name is on your body but you have no idea if you want to meet them or avoid them forever (which is why things like internet registries aren’t much help, there are probably a few of them where people put their names in with stuff like ‘looking for [X]’ but it’s gamble because if you do find that person maybe you’ve just invited your worst enemy through the front door and possibly ruined your life). Yata has the name ‘Fushimi Saruhiko’ on his left arm for as long as he can remember and he’s nervous about finding that person, like say the reason his mom is divorced is precisely because the man she thought was supposed to be her soulmate was her worst enemy – which also gives Yata a complex because he was born to his mom and her worst enemy while his siblings belong to her and her soulmate Yata’s stepdad – and it’s made him nervous about ever meeting that person. When he moves back to Shizume in middle school he’s sitting there in class the first day as they all introduce themselves and Yata’s entire body shakes when he hears Fushimi walk up and give his name.

After that Yata’s torn because he really wants to introduce himself to Fushimi but he also doesn’t, not knowing what Fushimi’s supposed to be to him, and also wondering if Fushimi has Yata’s name tattooed on his body somewhere too (he doesn’t, yet – Fushimi has his dad’s name written on one side of his torso and sometimes he stays awake haunted wondering if 'that man’ is really supposed to be his soulmate, and if he’s destined to be under Niki’s thumb forever). Because of his fear Yata ends up not helping Fushimi when he spots Fushimi being robbed by the bullies, the next day Fushimi has a black eye and Yata’s all consumed by guilt because his own fear made him let someone innocent be hurt. That’s when Yata decides fuck it, I won’t be afraid anymore and goes over to introduce himself to Fushimi. Fushimi of course wants nothing to do with Yata and reacts coldly to Yata’s request that they be friends, Yata immediately thinks that this means Fushimi must be his worst enemy. But then he still ends up seeing Fushimi taking revenge on the bullies in the bathroom and Yata’s captivated and before he knows it they’re friends. Of course now Yata can’t resist telling Fushimi, one night at a sleepover at Yata’s place, that he has Fushimi’s name on his arm because they’re soulmates. Fushimi doesn’t seem as happy as Yata thought he would be though, because of course gloomy Fushimi can’t help but wonder if this means Misaki is destined to be his enemy someday. A week later Yata’s name appears on the other side of his torso and Fushimi sits there for hours running his hands over it, silent.

Then Homra happens and one day not long after they’ve joined Yata notices a mark on his other arm and is incredibly confused when he realizes that he now has Fushimi’s name on both arms. Maybe he decides not to tell Fushimi too but this helps make the separation between the two of them grow wider, because Yata’s on edge now trying to tell himself that there must be some mistake, Saruhiko can’t be his worst enemy and his soulmate, and he’s trying so hard to act natural that it’s making things awkward between them. Maybe Yata tries to ask Kusanagi for advice and doesn’t realize that Fushimi’s actually at the top of the steps just out of sight or something and Fushimi hears the whole thing, that his name is on both of Yata’s arms. This makes him think again that maybe Yata really is his worst enemy and that’s why everything hurts so much lately, why his chest aches every time Yata’s gaze turns away from him. When the betrayal happens not only does Fushimi burn his Homra mark but afterward he lifts his shirt and uses a knife to cut through where Yata’s name is on his side, smiling widely but with a trembling voice as he says that it looks like they were worst enemies after all (when they reconcile Fushimi still has trouble with that, being Yata’s worst enemy and soulmate, and Yata tells him that names on skin don’t matter because he decided ages ago that Fushimi was his soulmate and he’s not going to change his mind now).

anonymous asked:

prompt, if you're into it: likes the way that I stare. thank you, have a good one 😊

The first time Derek can remember taking note of Stiles’ gaze, they’re both sixteen and definitely not in the same social circles. If Derek was being more honest with himself, he would have said that he found Stiles attractive in a mildly annoying, irritating way at least.

But as it stood, he wasn’t ready to admit anything to himself. Not in the wake of his break-up with Paige even though they were still friends. Not when he had a shot with Kate who was an entire year older and easily one of the hottest girls in school.

So instead of being an attractive irritant, Stiles was just irritating. And staring at Derek. Who really needed to finish his homework if he was going to be able to go out with Kate during the weekend.

Despite being sixteen, his mom still insisted on making sure they all had the right priorities. He couldn’t wait for the day when he could be on his own. Parents were such a drag.

So here Derek was trying to study, but Stiles wouldn’t stop staring at him. Derek’s pretty sure he hasn’t blinked in the past twenty minutes.

He can’t ignore it.  It’s too weird.

Before Derek even knows what he’s doing, he’s in front of Stiles, slamming his hands down on the book Stiles hasn’t looked at in the past half hour.

“What is your problem?” Derek hisses.

Stiles jerks back and glances at Derek like he’s seeing him for the first time.

“Huh?”

“You’ve been staring at me for the past half hour. What is your problem?” Derek repeats angrily.

He can feel his eyebrows doing that thing that Laura always mocks him for.

Derek only feels a little bad about it when Stiles starts to look genuinely freaked out.

“I’m sorry, man. I guess I just got comfy eyes going on,” Stiles says with a shrug.

“What the fuck are comfy eyes?”

Now Stiles is staring at him like he’s the freak which is just totally not real.

“You know, when you zone out and are looking at something or someone,” Stiles gestures toward Derek, “without actually seeing them.”

Derek doesn’t have a good answer for that. Usually when he’s not actively looking at someone, he’s looking down or focused on something else.

“Whatever. Just don’t let it happen again,” Derek mutters as he heads back to his table.

The next time he looks up, Stiles is gone and Derek thinks that’s the end of that. He’s got better things to worry about.

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Can we stop saying Caroline chose the twins over Stefan?

I understand how it can appear that way: the writers have an annoying habit of building something up as The Biggest Threat Ever ™ and then having the characters act blasé about it [re: the Heretics in 7x01 vs 7x02, 7x03], and of course, Valerie sold it to you that way, and everyone and their cousin warned Stefan that would be the case. But does that mean it’s what happened?

Caroline was under the impression that the Huntress and the problem of the mark would be dealt with shortly, and she and Stefan could figure out the next steps together. She only, definitively, wanted to stay and help with the twins in the meantime. The rest was up for negotiation.

Does this make sense considering how we’re supposed to narratively fear the Huntress? Not really. Did Stefan’s response to Caroline’s capture in 7x03 make sense considering how we were supposed to narratively fear the Heretics? Not really. This is a writing problem, and the writers do it ALL. THE. TIME.

Stefan, on the other hand, was becoming more and more desperate and hopeless as his search was fruitless and, on a whim, suggests running off to Caroline. He does not communicate the severity of the situation. Caroline doesn’t even learn the severity of the situation until sometime during the time jump.

Caroline doesn’t choose anything. Stefan removes himself and, therefore, the choice from the equation.

Had she had all the information, would she have chosen to stay with the twins? We can’t answer that, but judging by the fact that she spent hours each day crying in her car over Stefan and settled into her life with the twins after it was apparent he wasn’t coming back, I think we could make a strong case for “No." 

Maybe we’ll get a clear answer in Steroline’s confrontation, but until then, it’s a heavy-handed reading of the situation to say she chose the twins over him.

  • "so, how did you know that she was the one?"
  • what he says: whenever i look at her face and the... attached physique
  • what he means: when i look at her it's like the moon and the stars have perfectly aligned with the earth. my heart is at peace and she inspires me to become a better version of myself. you could say she is my muse. when she looks at me she somehow makes me feel like i'm flying and like i'm standing with both feet on the ground at the same time. she makes me feel weak in the knees but she keeps me grounded. whenever i look at her face i see more than just a beautiful woman. i see a hopeful future and everything that is right in the world