Everything You Want Already Exists

batwynn:

Some days he remembers he’s a liar, others he remembers he’s a god. 

Loki tells the truth when no one’s paying attention, weaving it in and out between the falsehoods. No one notices, one noticed, they talk over him, he listens to him, they speak of redemption, he doesn’t.

Anthony doesn’t. 
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Some days he forgets he’s a hero, others he forgets he can die.

Tony talks and talks and talks, and somewhere in all the mess of words, he actually says something. They’ve stopped listening to him, he listened, they say his name like it’s the definition of disappointment, he says it like a prayer, they want him to change, he doesn’t. 

Loki doesn’t. 

teejaystumbles:

Oh my god I totally forgot about this, it’s been in my fanart folder for months! I’m not really in a frostiron mood atm, but I really liked this when I drew it and I had such an emotional breakdown over The Gaslight Anthem’s song ‘handwritten’ and the idea of Tony and Loki exchanging handwritten letters because in this day and age and with Tony being basically the king of tech, writing letters with a pen MEANS SO MUCH and Loki would know and understand that - and then came the Thor 2 trailer and it all made even more sense and now I’ve talked myself to the edge of a new emotional breakdown over Tony sending letters to Loki in Asgard prison-

teejaystumbles:

Oh my god I totally forgot about this, it’s been in my fanart folder for months! I’m not really in a frostiron mood atm, but I really liked this when I drew it and I had such an emotional breakdown over The Gaslight Anthem’s song ‘handwritten’ and the idea of Tony and Loki exchanging handwritten letters because in this day and age and with Tony being basically the king of tech, writing letters with a pen MEANS SO MUCH and Loki would know and understand that - and then came the Thor 2 trailer and it all made even more sense and now I’ve talked myself to the edge of a new emotional breakdown over Tony sending letters to Loki in Asgard prison-

(via qwanderer)

captainbisexual:

it doesn’t matter how many “pretend to be dating” fics i read, i’m always fucking in it headfirst every time and i fall for that shit every time. i know the pattern i know the plot twists i know what’s gonna happen but every single fucking time i’m fucking on the edge of my seat wide-eyed whispering like “what’s gonna happen are they gonna fall in love” to myself like of course they are you fucking idiot this happens EVERY TIME but as soon as i see the description and it’s like “x person and x person pretend to do the dating” it’s eternal sunshine of the stupidest fucking mind over here

(via littlesoldierbucky)

linzeestyle:

 (via marvelobsessions)

That’s why I love it so much though.  Because it’s so, so easy to forget this — SHIELD constantly forgets this — but Steve *is* a child.  He was twenty-six years old and terrified when he died.  And to him, that was maybe ten days ago.  Just — ten days ago, he died.  Eleven days ago, he watched his best friend and protector fall to his death in a clusterfuck he will always believe was his fault.  Ten days ago, he died while the listening to Peggy cry on the other end of a static-filled radio.  Ten days ago, he was still in 1945.  He was supposed to leave it; it wasn’t supposed to leave him.  And he woke up, and everyone he loved was gone, and now he’s confronted with an agency that’s lying to him about everything and he’s just found in their storage facility the exact weapon that killed the person he loved most and he’s arguing with a man who looks far too much like someone he called a friend, who he knows now is dead, who died violently in a car crash, and he doesn’t know Tony well enough to know this is how he deals with fear, so to him, this is just…someone with money, with all the privilege and padding he and Bucky never had, who would never have to go to war if he didn’t want to, making light of a situation way too close to Steve’s chest.

Steve was being prickly as hell through most of this movie, but he was bleeding out and in pain and had no one to bleed on.  The comment he makes to Tony, about knowing guys with none of that worth ten of him?  Imagine all of the people he was thinking about then.  All of the people he knew he’d never see again; who he wished he wasn’t standing there to never see again.  Trying to organize a time bomb and remembering the Commandos.  Trying to co-lead with a man he doesn’t yet understand, and remembering Bucky.  Trying so hard not to keep seeing him fall.  Being expected to be above all of those messy human emotions, because he’s Captain America, and while he was asleep that name became a legend so much bigger than any real, living person could be.

He’s only twenty-six.

I just made myself sad.

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ddtipp:

death eater loki

ddtipp:

death eater loki

(via feelsanon)

blackwellwrites:

I’ve been thinking a lot about why Tony/Rhodey isn’t popular with fandom. To those of us who ship it, it seems like the most obvious pairing of all time, but obviously not everyone agrees.

Now, I’m not going to beat around the bush—I think about 50% of the reason is racism. Pairing featuring black men have historically not done as well as white dude/white dude pairing; it’s difficult to ignore the patterns at this point. But honestly, I don’t think Tony/Rhodey would be terribly popular even if Rhodey were white.

I’m assuming this based largely on the sudden popularity of Steve/Bucky post-CA2. Now, as someone who’s been a Steve/Bucky shipper since Livejournal was in its heyday, I’m totally delighted by this, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it happened now. When the pairing got really angsty.

That’s the problem with Tony/Rhodey: it’s not angsty. At all. It’s literally the opposite of angsty.

Now, I’m not anti-angst. (The fic I’m writing at the moment is about 90% angst, no joke.) But it’s a weirdly good predictor of how popular a pairing will be with fandom, and I just can’t figure out why.

This is definitely the factor that makes the most sense to me. I’ve seen lots of the same kind of speculation around ships like Thor/Jane, people asking why no one writes about Jane, don’t they like her? Are we all slightly misogynistic? And I love Jane, Jane is great. She’s smart and independent. But her life is whole as it is. It doesn’t need to be fixed.

People with fundamental flaws are so interesting to write about, because you can introduce various factors and then ask the question, what would go wrong? There are so many possibilities. But with stable, grounded personalities like Jane’s and Rhodey’s, the answer to that question tends to be less interesting.

I love to put Thor/Jane in the background of my other fics, but I don’t tend to come up with ideas for them that would carry a central plot. The same is true with Rhodey and any ships I might put him in. He’s sensible enough that he’s able to sidestep a lot of the drama that would make a story centered on him compelling.

With Tony in the mix, you add a lot of unpredictability, but he also makes himself the center of the story, and there’s also a certain extent to which their relationship seems to have settled - Tony himself never will be, but Rhodey’s adjusted to that fact, and seems pretty determined not to get dragged into that mess on an emotional level. Rhodey knows who he is, what his priorities are, and in my series on his and Tony’s friendship, I explore what that has to do with his background, both as a black child in Philadelphia and as a well-respected military officer.

This is one of the reasons why, when I do ship Rhodey with someone, I like it to be a new presence in his life, so that tension can be created while Rhodey is still figuring out who this new person is and what they want from each other. I have this weird little fixation on the idea of a Rhodey/Darcy relationship in which there is an immediate attraction and they fall into bed but then Rhodey agonizes over whether he’s taking advantage of this young innocent girl who he doesn’t actually want to have a relationship with. Tension continues until he actually does talk to her about it, upon which he discovers that she’s actually shamelessly taking advantage of him and she hopes he’ll continue to do the same to her as long as they’re both enjoying it. They then linger near the top of each other’s booty call lists for a while. (This dynamic appears briefly in the background of my main frostiron series.)

It’s hard for me to see Rhodey in an actual relationship with any of the Marvel characters, because they are so full of emotional drama, and while Rhodey appreciates action and danger, I don’t see emotional drama as being on his list of things he’ll actively seek out. That said, there is a wonderful Rhodey/Bruce fic that I absolutely adore, The Opposite of Trouble, which works an interesting angle - Rhodey only wades into the situation because he perceives the Hulk as being a physical threat to Tony, and by the time his experience has proved that fear unfounded, Rhodey is unwittingly attached.

So, it can be done, but it’s difficult, and for myself, I’ve found that if I’m going to put out the effort to write something difficult for the sake of a political message or a representational balance, I want it to be something I can legally sell. So my original work is where I make that push to put POC and other oppressed people front and center, and when I write fic, it’s usually to resolve the tension that seems inherent in the source material.

qualitycontrolproblems:

darkly-stark:

qualitycontrolproblems

(I really wonder about this relationship, to be honest.

Neither of these are cliched tops. There’s no obvious protection scheme here unless Justin’s buddy is one of those subtle kill crazy bastards, and I don’t think Justin would want to hang out with that.

Which means there probably isn’t a cliched jail relationship here. Maybe they met in the jail library and started talking, and started hanging out, and just.. became a thing.

Depressing thought of the day: this might be the most significant relationship Justin’s had in years and years. Someone who actually listens and tries to talk him down and likes him for him, because he’s stripped of any status in this place. No illusion of being high class, because he isn’t. No gunning for his money, he’s got none, or at least none very accessible (check the mustard in his hand, someone’s looking after him).

It’s just Justin, lost and still envious and not understanding what happened to his life, nothing to offer except himself.

And this guy, who tries to pull him out of being lost in the past.

It’s meant to be funny, it’s weirdly sweet, and it’s actually kind of sad.)

asker

Anonymous asked: Why is a tiny purple archer and his giant green boyfriend the best thing ever?

slowdancingangels:

This sounds like a challenge and I shall take it as such.

A tiny purple archer and his giant green boyfriend is the very best and most important thing ever because, one, giant green boyfriend is also a tiny precious scientist with a penchant for weed and has freckles and curly brown hair and big doe eyes and the tiny purple archer is also a hic from Iowa who can’t tie his sweatpants without reciting a kids poem and drinks coffee by the barrel every morning, and mixing those two together is like adding syrup on a grilled cheese sandwich; you question it at first, wonder if the sweetness will over power the cheesy-ness, and then you shrug, dive in, and have the time of your life, because they offset eachother perfectly.

That, my dear anon, is why they are the very best thing; they work in the very best way, and I will go down with this ship, understand?

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