bestfriend boyfriend? awwwww

I mean, we’ve been together for almost 8.5 years—since before we turned nineteen and were second-semester college freshmen. And he was already one of my best first-semester friends before we added makeouts. So he’s known me longer than quite a lot of non-relatives and better than just about anyone.

(I guess he doesn’t see the sordid insides of my fandom brain the way you all do, but he knows they exist, and I feel perfectly comfortable telling him about the fanfiction I’m writing and the friends I’ve made here, which is more than just about anyone I know in real life gets. Except whimzical and astudyinrose, but they’re in fandom. And they will tell you that they ship it, I hope.)

I still have a few very dear friends from high school and a few more very dear friends from since then whom I would certainly label “one of my best friends” or add to the tier of best friendship, but if I had to pick one? Gotta be the boy. 

And I think that’s pretty nice and appropriate, honestly, what with the long-term life commitment stuff. I’m lucky to have a partner who gets me so well, and vice versa :)

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With spaceship pilots, definitely.

A female Thor? What the hell makes them think THAT would be cool? pic.twitter.com/Tg2Ti8PIOo
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) July 15, 2014

With spaceship pilots, definitely.

awkdinosaur

lthilien:

IT KINDA HIT ME THAT SOMETHING HORRIBLE COULD HAPPEN TO ONE OF MY INTERNET FRIENDS AND I’D NEVER KNOW AND I’D SIT HERE AND WAIT AND WAIT FOR THEM AND THEY’D NEVER COME BACK SO I JUST WANT TO SAY I LOVE ALL OF YOU OKAY NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU GUYS OR TO ME OR ANYTHING OKAY I LOVE ALL OF YOU SO MUCH

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alwaysactually:

lusilly:

some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”

wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”

"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"

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beccabuchanans:

I used to really hate the scene in CA:TFA where Peggy storms off after catching Steve and Pvt Lorraine, you know, the one where Steve accuses Peggy of fucking Howard. I used to want to scream “MY BB STEVE WOULD NEVER” because Steve ugh stop being an idiot you’re better than this. But I started thinking about it and honestly, no matter what excuses my gut wants to make, Steve is clearly not better than this. He has some shitty attitudes that he falls back on in moments of weakness. My fave is problematic in a way that makes sense, but he’s called out on it, and I like that better.

(Although tbh, I wish there had been a scene where Steve explicitly apologizes for being a jerk, along with more Howling Commandos footage.)

People tend to be quick to forget what it’s like to have it tough when they have it easy, and I think this is a scene where Steve really forgot where he came from. Steve had the super-soldier serum magically to turn him into the “ideal man,” and suddenly, for the first time in his life, he’s taken seriously. He’s riding high on people rewarding his bravery instead of bashing his face in for it. 

But Peggy? Peggy’s exactly the same as she was before she met Steve. She still has to work twice as hard as her colleagues to get maybe half the recognition. She has to prove to her superiors that she deserves her job every single day. She has to fight for her place in the military structure, for the assignments she’s more than capable of doing. She’s put blood, sweat, and tears into her work, and she thought she found a kindred spirit in Steve. Not only that, but she wants to believe that Steve is better than everyone else. After all, if there’s one man like Steve, and if Steve can find people he trusts, maybe there are actually more men like Steve, and maybe things are starting to look up for Peggy.

So when Steve pulls that shit, she’s just disappointed. 

People have been treating him like a Perfect Soldier, i.e., a Real Man (TM) for months now. They’ve had him acting the part for so long that he probably started to believe it. Before, he became accustomed to being trampled over, shoved to the side, overlooked, etc., so he’s not used to having the power to hurt people. I don’t even think it occurred to him that’s a thing that could happen after the serum. He assumed that he could stay the same by acting according to what he feels is right based on how people are treating him (like he always has). What Steve failed to notice is that by nature of receiving his new body and the superhuman physical power that came with it, he was also given incredible amounts of social power, such that the world is no longer picking fights with him. He has to learn that he’s not always in the right just by nature of who he is anymore. And Steve fucks it up, not because Steve himself is a failure or a bad person, but because he forgets.

Because you don’t just become a good person because someone tells you that you have the capacity for it. A good man person is not something you are simply by nature of being. It’s not even about making a choice to be a good man, or wanting to be one. It’s series of choices that you have to be continually making.

So THANK GOD for Peggy standing up to Steve, for getting in his face and saying, “check yourself before you wreck yourself, Rogers.”

astudyinrose asked:

How do you choose which stories to write/which fandoms? is it mostly just stories which haven't been written yet that you think should be told?

Mostly it’s that “write the fic you want to read” adage, although with the added caveat that the ones I write are also the ones that get utterly stuck in my head first. So there’s a dash of shutting up my internal editor, who will keep toying with and revising an idea endlessly until it’s put to paper (by me or someone else).

I’m also kind of a lazy fic writer in that I’ll almost always read a TON of stuff before ever considering putting something down myself, and if someone else has done, say, Jim and Pam’s first date or a Library fix-it or whatever else that’s more or less in line with (or better than) whatever I’ve been thinking about, that tends to satisfy my need to retell the story myself.

(The rest is behind a cut ‘cause I got rambley.)

[[MORE]]But if no one else has written the thing, hot damn will I fixate. 

Momentum Building,” for instance, was literally the product of nearly a year and a half of brainstorming; as far as I can tell, literally no one else on the internet has thought to write a Dollhouse/Office crossover, so there was absolutely nothing out there to scratch that itch except the inside of my own head.

The TSCC epic bounced around for a year before I started writing it, and that was in part a reaction to the fact that I kept seeing fragments of what I wanted to see…but never in the same story and never with a characterization of Savannah Weaver that satisfied me at all. (Grr, love triangles. Grr, female character existing as a pawn.) So, again, the only thing to do was to write it all myself, which then took another 17 months, give or take.

Even the Avengers/Cheers AU was pretty persistent in the mere week that the conception and writing of it lasted. (The “Comrades” drabbles, though I love most of them, were each written in a matter of hours based on prompts, so they’re kind of a different story, although a couple of them definitely addressed fragments of stories that I’d been toying with for weeks, like Bucky’s relationship with his arm.)

And in every case, the writing has gotten the thing out of my head, even at a chapter-by-chapter level—which I find a wonderful, if odd, relief. And once I started writing fics, and started writing fics of differing lengths and scopes, the itches have gotten much more persistent, because now I know I can do it, so I don’t really have any reason not to.

As for fandoms…I don’t really think about the fandoms I’m interested in writing so much as specific stories I’m fixating on, although you can probably sense a trend in the sort of things I like to mine ;)

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Audience Participation: Fic-Writing Edition

cosmictuesdays:

Taken from someone else on another network, deemed too good not to use.

Ask me a question about one of my fics or series. It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will tell you the honest-to-goodness answer (even on the progress/plans for next chapters of current series).

Don’t hold back. Whatever you ask, I’ll answer as truthfully and as completely as possible. You can also ask about my writing as a whole, if you like.

thetendershark
hungrylikethewolfie:

loutheloup:

#THIS IS THE VERY WORST THING#OKAY?#BECAUSE HE JUST GOT STEVE BACK#AND FOR A SECOND HE WAS WILLING TO BELIEVE HE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH THIS#BUT NOW THAT STEVES TRAPPED#BUCKY IS REALIZING NOT ONLY THAT STEVE COULD DIE#BUT THAT HE WILL AS WELL#BECAUSE GOD KNOWS HE’LL STAND HERE AND BURN RATHER THAN LEAVE STEVE BEHIND

GET OUT.

hungrylikethewolfie:

loutheloup:

GET OUT.