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The mouth guard was on a low table next to the controls. Steve picked it up and came in close. It reminded him of Steve leaning in over the table before, skinny and defenseless, trying to be a shield. He realized he must have dreamed that. He’d been dreaming so many things. He was overdue for a reset. He said that out loud and Steve patted him consolingly on the shoulder. Bucky squeezed his eyes shut. He’d tried. He’d known all along that he could never get it right.
There was wetness on his face. Steve waited, kindly. He blinked hard a few times, made himself look over Steve’s shoulder at the Widow (she was very still), and finally slumped in the chair.
“Please,” he said to Steve, “can I—first—” and then he gave up and just surged up and kissed Steve’s mouth, feeling the straps go tight.
Steve didn’t react. Barely even seemed to notice. He fell back, defeated.
“Okay,” he whispered. Steve put a hand on his jaw to put the mouth guard in.
Two shots rang out, one after the other.
OotDL - like pretty much anything I write longer than 3k - was conceived around a series of Wham Moments, and everything that came between those moments happened purely for the sake of setting them up. (‘Wham Moment’ is here defined as ‘the moment when the audience goes oh fucking fuck FUCK and then has to keep reading’.)
This is one of three big ones and I think it was probably the most effective. I came up with it very early on in the planning process - by the time I was 5k in I was already writing towards this, and it happens around the 30k mark.
Under the cut: planning, how to dodge melodrama when what you are writing is objectively melodramatic, story logic, and so much identity stuff.
This is the chemical formula for love:
dopamine, seratonin, oxytocin.
It can be easily manufactured in a lab, but overdosing on any of them can cause schizophrenia, extreme paranoia, and insanity.
Let that sink in.
"If somebody had told Steve he and Bucky would end up raising Bucky’s clone as their son, he’d probably have- wait, no, he wouldn’t have done anything, because nobody would ever have said that.
And yet. Here they are.”
You guys, it’s done! We have had so much fun doing this! We’ve put 33k of kidfic on the internet, had endless hilarious chats and emailed each other damaging photographs in the process, and I’m emotional about it. I’m an emotional garbage person. Neenya is amazing.
reblogging for time zone reasons but also to announce that this series is not nearly over. we’ve accumulated so many stories in this universe (which nat wrote) that we shall deploy at strategic times (i.e. when i get around to doing the art). so stay tuned! <3
In all other cases except the Triwizard cup, portkeys only go one way at one specific time. Touching them again does not activate them to return to their place of origin. Also, when Harry grabs the cup a second time, it does not return him to the middle of the maze….
Ooo. Now I read to read the fic where Voldemort succeeded with the beginnings of this plan.
I absolutely love the end result.
i can’t believe i watched that
i thought this was going to take me on a spiritual journey and it did
8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.
You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.
When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.
Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.
Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill. You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads.
Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.
Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil.
Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.
The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.
Sebastian Stan vs People Calling Bucky Barnes a Villain/Bad Guy
I love that he sticks to his guns and defends Bucky because all these interviewers calling Bucky a villain obviously have never watched the movie and know absolutely shit about the character, also love how politely Sebastian corrects them.
MCU Films Bonus Features Collection
Videos are on Google Drive. Audio commentary tracks are on Mediafire.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)
THE AVENGERS (2012)
IRON MAN 3 (2013)
THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014)
a red panda eating sushi.