this kid in my class said today that all languages stem from latin… and that latin was the first language of humans… i just said hmmm u sure honey??? chinese then??? korean??? russian??? thai??? urdu??? hindi?? arabic?? all stem from latin??? mhm ok mr. i only speak english and failed spanish
I can’t see Albus willingly walking into Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, even for Scorpius, so instead I like to think he stole his brother’s invisibility cloak and whisked Scorpius away on a late night date to the lake. It included a picnic (which was 100% sweets and cakes) and stargazing, because sometimes the most magical moments require no magic at all ♥︎
I don't watch voltron (I plan to but haven't had the time yet), so could you please explain the sheith discourse? Idk anything about any of the characters specifically, but just based on appearances I've always liked that better than klance.
Oh my sweet summer child, I wish you well if you ever decide to brave through this fandom hell. Okay so I’ll sum this up because honestly I do not wish to talk about this discourse anymore.
Everything started shortly after the show aired on Netflix on June 10th. Due to Keith’s and Shiro’s close bond, familiarity with one another and always attempting to protect each other, they became a popular ship. So popular in fact that Josh Keaton, Shiro’s voice actor, acknowledged this on his blog and even coined the name for the ship: sheith.
It didn’t take long until he and Neil Kaplan, Zarkon’s voice actor, started mentioning sheith on their twitters as well. To top it off, Chris Palmer, who directs the show, also made this Shiro drawing with the description “Shiro loves you, baby” and tagged “he is looking at Keith.” Honestly with so many people involved with the show (even if the VAs aren’t directly involved, it was still nice) showing support for the ship, and considering Montgomery and dos Santos who previously worked on The Legend of Korra are producers in Voltron, a lot of people believe they could become canon like Korra and Asami.
However, many fans interpreted it as proof that Shiro is factually 25 and the other three are 17 and claim that Shiro/Paladin ships are pedophilia, wrong, incorrect and a bunch of other nasty things. They use the video as confirmation and refuse each and any other evidence to contrary, even when it comes from the same people that were in the video. Some even attack the voice actors over it, which is why Josh Keaton stopped talking about ships altogether on Twitter. The truth is, most people before and after the video saw and still see Hunk, Keith and Lance as being 18-19 and Shiro as 20-22 at most, not 25 since he doesn’t even look that old.
Tbh the whole thing is a mess, the only thing we know for sure is that the creators themselves apparently never gave this too much thought in the first place because they wanted people to see the characters as being the age they believe them to be. And now they either refuse to talk about it anymore or contradict each other in what they have to say about it, but antis refuse to stop and continue harassing shippers and the ship tags daily with violent threats and name calling.
Incidentally, NYCC is coming up this week and the same three crew members will there. It is speculated that more fans will ask them about the ages and I’m already dreading the next wave of shitstorm coming this friday.
As you know, whatever you trade must take equal value to what you shall receive. Trades are to be avoided certainly, but sometimes one gets desperate.
It’s time for the Tour. Not a normal tour, where other humans come by. But an Other Tour, where newly born or created Gentry tour the campus. They as very polite and respectful. But you are wary.
It’s also a bit of an initiation and recruitment process for them.
You only shake hands that are offered to you, do not offer your own hand. You politely decline any food offered, declare that you are full, no matter how far from the truth it may be. Should your stomach rumble and give you away, you will be greeted by a smile that’s slightly too wide and has too many teeth.
Always have something to bargain with, though. If you can’t get away politely, if they give you an offer you can’t refuse, offer this item. The item must be as valuable as yourself. No more, no less.
If they accept, you keep your freedom. If they don’t, pray they decide to take you into their ranks. The other options do not end well.
If you make it away from this encounter intact, you’ve bought yourself some time to prepare for the next one. Hopefully you have more items.