Peter walked to the bed, and sure enough, he did not lift himself up to his bed. Instead he came and stood by Ender’s head.
But he did not reach for a pillow to smother Ender. He did not have a weapon.
He whispered, “Ender, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I know how it feels, I’m sorry, I’m your brother, I love you.”
A long time later, Peter’s even breathing said that he was asleep. Ender peeled the bandaid from his neck. And for the second time that day he cried.
Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game
Dick and Mar’i, just walking around at night.
Was thinking about my dad lately. :D We used to go for walks late at night when I was little (couldn’t fly, though), so I figured Nightwing might do something like that with his daughter, too.
“Mar’i, which way is Tamaran?” Right?
i’m 110% positive dick grayson has the kind of face i wouldnt find attractive if i saw him irl
I saw this post by yeahletsgowiththatone and the historical AU was like the best thing I have ever seen ever so I
(I hope that’s okay?)
(‘You actually believe in this shit?’
‘Yeah, actually, I do,’ he says hotly, feeling a flush creep up his neck. His eyes burn. ‘I believe in fighting for my country.’
‘Maybe you missed the memo, man, but the war isn’t in your country. It’s not even on this continent.’
‘That’s not the point! It not about where, it’s about what we stand for, about freedom-‘
‘You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about,’ she snaps, turning away from him.
He sighs and runs a hand through his hair.
‘What’s your problem, huh?’
She ignores him. He crosses his arms, leaning back against the cold, dirty wall. ‘So what are you, anyway,’ he says after a while. ‘Chinese?’ No answer. He can almost feel her anger, rolling off her shoulders and hitting him in sharp, icy waves. He shivers. ‘Japanese?’
She turns violently and looks right at him, eyes burning, freezing him in place. ‘No,’ she hisses, and he swears, just for a moment, he hears her voice tremble. ‘I’m Vietnamese.’
He forgets how to breathe.)
ok so exploring alternative forms of fanfiction (i used to write email exchanges between characters so this isn’t like a new thing) but here
this is a set of tumblr asks written in response to lian seeing this post
and they’re really sweet but also awfully bitchy and basically demonstrate how they trust+respect each other, but why they’d never be able to be close
((note however that as mean as these asks get in the end, after a few days they managed to make a couple jokingish posts with each other, as a sort of refusing-to-admit-it apology))
plot twist: i never actually wrote that dami/irey smut i was talking about the other night
i was going to make a “damian wayne headcanon” post but then i couldn’t
hold on you’re telling me there wasn’t a spn this week
Nothing like that. EVERYONE should be careful at night, men and women alike, not only because of rape but because of other crimes too. It’s the feminist mindset that frames issues in a male-female dichotomy you can’t escape.
sure, but the thing is
society DOES THIS
society tells women, specifically to avoid being raped, to be careful at night, dress “appropriately,” and then shames women for being wary of men. that’s society, it’s systematic and it happens. it’s everywhere. there are posts and posts and continual email chains on warnings of new techniques rapists have developed, new tricks and ways to avoid them, helpful tips to not. get. raped. and then everybody thinks this general distrust of men is LIKE SO OUT OF LINE AND RIDICULOUS AND OBVS SHE MUST BE A MAN-HATING LESBIAN. it’s everywhere and it’s a plain denial of facts to say that it doesn’t happen.
the male-female dichotomy comes from society, which frames things in “masculine” and “feminine” terms and doesn’t leave any wiggle room. feminism is not about women vs. men, it’s about the lower status that society assigns to femininity and pure fact that society values conventionally male traits far more than conventionally female traits. when we point out what society has done, we’re pointing out the disparity between women and men, and so to people who have never been on one side of this disparity, it may seem like pointing out something that isn’t there - but come on, it’s there ALL OVER our society, pure discrimination against women, devaluing of feminine traits, etc. it’s built into our society.
GOD ALEX OH MY GOD YOU ARE LIKE ONE OF THE PRETTIEST PEOPLE I KNOW YOU SHOULD JUST KNOW THAT
LIKE YORU COLORING IS SO PRETTY THE HAIR YOUR FUCKING AHRI. I AM SO DONE WITH YOUR HAIR. IT IS FUCKING PERFECT. AND YOUR FACE. YOUR LIL FREKCLES. YOUR FRECKLES!!!!! AND YOUR EYES OH MY GOD. DONT TALK TO ME. YOU HAVE THE PRETTIEST EYES I HAVE EVER SEEN. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOUR FACE. YOUR FACE IS PERFECT. YOUR HAIR IS PERFECT. YOU ARE PERFECT. OH MY GOD. STOP. NO. YOURE TOO GOOD YOU’RE TOO PERFECT. YOU ARE SO PRETTY. OH MY GOD. I CANNTO WAIT TO LIVE WITH YOU. I CANNOT WAIT TO DO NORMAL ADULT THINGS WITH YOU. HOLY SHIT. I KIND OF WANT TO BE MARRIED TO YOU. LETS LIVE THE REST OF OUR LIVES TOGETHER. OH MY GOD.
also we’re watching The West Wing and I have a lot of words to say about that too!!!