my partner tried to call me a sweetheart the other day but he misspelled it and I read it as “sweetbeard” and then I decided that this is what dwarf couples call each other
so, naturally, here are two dwarves on a date
INTRO: Not surprisingly, SAILOR MOON - MAMORU/USAGI is a fairly large fandom and I have a decent backlog of recs from over the years that I’ve been into the series! While I enjoy many of the gen aspects or other pairings, few otps can really steal my heart away to the level that these two have, the utter devotion they both have to each other, the balance of epic love story with seeing an actual relationship grow and mature and work through stumbling blocks. How very vibrant and full of life Usagi is, how reserved and yet openly affectionate Mamoru is. How they love each other so much that I just want to puke rainbows from it!
[NOTE: This is an archive post, so warnings will not be as comprehensive as more current recs, but should still be serviceable. Please also forgive the often twee tone to many recs, it’s been many years since some of them were written, but I still wanted them archived! :)]
→ the borderlines we drew between us by tosca1390, mamoru/usagi + others, 3.1k
→ just holding onto the world by tosca1390, mamoru/usagi, 3.8k
→ seasons of theory by fated_addiction, mamoru/usagi, 7k
→ where the air is tight by tosca1390, mamoru/usagi, NSFW, 1.1k
→ 912 Going On 14 by Lilac Summers, mamoru/usagi + chibi-usa, humor, 4.9k
→ The BIG Wish by Lilac Summers, mamoru/usagi, 27.4k
→ Relativity by sexylyon -, mamoru chiba + some mamoru/usagi, future fic, 35k
→ Choices by Harukami, mamoru/usagi, 1.7k
→ As In Autumn by Dejana Talis, mamoru/usagi, 10k
→ Hot Pursuit by Usako3000, mamoru/usagi, fluff, 1.7k
→ Peaches by Antigone, mamoru/usagi, fluff, 2.7k
→ Sailor Moon - Signs of Affection by DanikaLareyna, mamoru/usagi, 27.2k
→ Sailor Moon - All In Your Head by Alicia Blade, mamoru/usagi, 2.1k
→ Shadows by SkiesOverGideon, mamoru/usagi, ~1k
→ not quite a nudist colony by reversedhymnal, mamoru/usagi (endymion/serenity), ~1k
→ Always There by kawaiigami, mamoru/usagi, ~1k
→ My Moonlight Angel, mamoru/usagi, ~1k
→ untitled by monochrome-song, mamoru/usagi, ~1k
→ A Silent Look of Understanding by Aislinn Cailin, mamoru/usagi, 4k
→ White by Aislinn Cailin, mamoru/usagi, ~1k
→ On a Cold Windy Day by ADeerInHeadlights, mamoru/usagi, 1.2k
→ More Than Ice Cream by Alicia Blade, mamoru/usagi, 9.5k
→ Conversation by Sean Montgomery, mamoru/usagi, 4.4k
→ Ruining the Mood by Heavenly Pearl, mamoru/usagi, 1.3k
→ Balance by Starrika, mamoru/usagi, ~1k
→ Crystal Clear by Natsudori Lina, mamoru/usagi, 5.5k
→ The Problem by Natsudori Lina, pre-mamoru/usagi, ~1k
→ Sick Day by HermioneCrookshanks919, mamoru/usagi + sailor senshi, future fic, 2.1k
→ Perspective by leni_ba, mamoru/usagi, future fic, 1.2k
full details + summaries + recs under the cut!
IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THIS FUCKING VIDEO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW ITS ALL ABOUT THE BOOTY
*slams pages of notes on the table* WHO WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT MY SHITTY FANFIC WHERE WADE WILSON HAS SEX WITH AN OC WITH GENUINE ANXIETY ISSUES
I hope you bitches realise that the new Deadpool footage has done nothing but inspire me to continue plotting that dumb DP/OC story I had going, right?
apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.
man you can’t go toe to toe with matilda on books
all little home girl did was read
EL James is not ready for this work
One book Matilda didn’t like
#this scene is so sad cry with me #the foreshadowing hahah b y e #the way he delivers that line with this sort of defeated humility like dam n seb #the scene wasn’t just a punch line for him and you could feel that
Those tags. Perfect
But what I don’t get is why we don’t see more of this in fic. Because even knowing the circumstances, for Bucky to say something like that to Steve is straight up mean, and he knows it. He has to know how personally Steve took his perpetual failure to be noticed; Steve didn’t really make much of a secret of it. He knows that this is one of Steve’s insecurities, and he goes right for it, because he wants Steve to hurt as much as he’s hurting right now. For him, it’s not even about Peggy — it’s about the fact that for the first time, their roles have been reversed, and he hates it. He’s realising how tough it must have been for Steve to be treated the way he was, but instead of empathizing, instead of following Steve’s lead, he lashes out. He doesn’t accept his new role as the invisible one; he tries to put Steve back in his place.
And I think it’s really telling, too, that Steve doesn’t rise to it. Bucky’s being an asshole, but it’s probably not the first time. He recognises this meanness in Bucky and he turns it back on him. I imagine that Steve might even be parroting back to him something Bucky’s said to him before — “don’t take it so hard; maybe she’s got a friend.” If Bucky’s pushing against the new order of things, Steve’s pushing back. He’s not going to let Bucky put him back in his old place, because that’s not how things are anymore. And Bucky can either take it or leave it, but Steve’s just not going to take the bait, not anymore.
I kinda think that this is what Sebstan’s getting at when he says that you can see hints of the Winter Soldier even in TFA. It’s not just about his coldness or his ruthlessness; it’s about his hard edges, where he comes up against his own best friend and even his own better judgment. It’s moments like this where you can see that he’s not a good man, at least not the way Steve is. Neither one of them can just let things go, but the difference is that the fights Steve picks are with people who (at least in his own mind) deserve it, while the fights that Bucky picks are with people who don’t. Both of them are impulsive, but there’s a hard-edged cruelty to Bucky that makes him almost thoughtless — that if he just thought about what he was saying or doing, he might be more careful or even caring, but it’s only afterwards, when he has time to reflect, that any of this occurs to him.
So… all of this is to say that I don’t really buy the characterization of Bucky as someone who is avowedly and self-consciously protective of Steve. Bucky is mean to Steve, albeit not always in ways that he doesn’t deserve. (See also: when he calls out Steve for feeling like he has to prove something by enlisting.) Of course, he’s mean in ways that betray long years of friendship; he wouldn’t be able to get under Steve’s skin so well if he didn’t know him so well. But it’s clear that the long years of intimacy between them haven’t just wrought affection, but darker feelings as well: jealousy, resentment — and they go both ways.
Bucky may well protect Steve, but I don’t think it’s a conscious decision. If anything, it strikes me more as possessiveness than it does protectiveness. Steve is his friend, which means he’s Bucky’s to joke with, to scheme with, to boss around, to pick fights with, to be mean to. If he pulls Steve out of fights, it’s because if anyone’s going to fuck with Steve, it’s going to be him. But if anyone’s going to fuck with Steve, then they better also laugh with him and cry with him and drink with him and be with him, and no one’s going to do those things better than Bucky. So if Bucky’s protectiveness — possessiveness — whatever — comes from anywhere, it comes from a place of jealousy, because Steve makes him feel good about himself. He makes him feel good and strong and capable, and Bucky needs him around to keep doing that because Bucky doesn’t feel those things about himself on his own.
And Captain America already makes Bucky feel diminished.
And that’s where the Winter Soldier comes from. If you take away Steve, Bucky’s left with only the bad parts of himself in his own mind. The good parts are still there, but he just can’t see them. He becomes invisible inside his own head.
#shit #i actually really like this because it comes from a place where bucky isn’t a perfect person (or even always a nice one) #whereas sometimes i see things that make bucky seem like WHAT AN AMAZING FRIEND but…still have him being weird and jealous and possessive #like #i can totally see bucky feeling put out that steve is bigger now and doesn’t NEED him anymore #bc steve needing him always #always made bucky feel big and strong and worthy #but that’s not good that’s not a GOOD feeling #him feeling jealous of steve would be petty and small in a way friends can sometimes be #in a realistic way #as long as you acknowledge how that would be a bad thing i think we can and should bounce off of that (via pageleaf)
Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.
‘Real life became a difficult place to deal with, and I found myself retreating further into an alternative existence through the portal of my camera,’ said the artist. (read the rest here).
Please someone tell me Julie Andrews saw this lol
sailor moon graphic meme: [2/5] inners
↳makoto kino/sailor jupiter
Brew a storm, call the clouds, bring down the lightning!