defending each other to scathing tertiary or otherwise minor characters but ONLY WHEN THE OTHER ISN’T AROUND
reincarnation or time loop or OOOOH TIME TRAVEL SCENARIOS
dramatically saving each other from certain death or barely surviving something that almost makes the other break down and just smirking wearily and mumbling flippant smartass remarks to HIDE THE DEPTH OF THEIR FEELINGS
undercover as lovers, the classic
ALMOST KISSING. like getting so close that they start to close their eyes and hold their breath and then SOMETHING HAPPENS and they jump apart, that is MORE VALUABLE THAN ANY ACTUAL KISSING
casually sitting on each other’s laps during ensemble cast conversations or scenes
“Alfred finished his second pack of gum before turning toward Arthur. For a moment, his lips parted, but no words came out.
Arthur pulled off his headphones, “What?”
“I’m not gonna repeat it.”
“Come on, what did you say?”
“No,” Alfred insisted and blew a bubble. When it popped, he said, “If you didn’t hear me the first time, you didn’t care enough to hear it at all.”
“That’s stupid. You could see I was listening to music.”
“Not my problem.”
“Whatever.” Arthur shook his head and put the headphones back on. He scrolled for another playlist.
Alfred waved at him and opened his mouth again, pretending to speak while saying nothing.
“My music’s not on yet,” Arthur said and cocked his head.
Alfred snapped his mouth shut.
“I did say something before,” Alfred insisted.
“I’m sure you did.”
“I really did!”
As music filled Arthur’s ears, Alfred thought, what if I did? What if I did say something, like admitted how I feel like a failure every day, or how I couldn’t get out of bed in seventh grade not because I hated school but because I hated myself, or what if I told you I think you’re the one reason I got better. The one reason I feel fine.
What if I said all that and you didn’t hear.
Alfred turned back toward the window and watched the yard. “I love you,” he spoke to the air. And Arthur didn’t question him through the loudness of his music.”—(via buttermyfish)
Couldn’t sleep any longer so I watched Pacific Rim again.
I kinda have the feeling that Hermann and Newt are really good friends and all the bickering we see is just their way to discuss things. There is so much love and understanding between these two so I’m quite sure that they are really close and probably have a lot of quiet and nice times together. Like, eating breakfast and watching movies, maybe even listening to music or going out.
Haven’t watched it in english yet but the german dub makes it quite clear because they call each other “du” which is a very personal way to address someone here in Germany. You don’t do that to people you can’t stand or don’t really like, it’s something you only say to friends/family/people who are close to you. Now I’m in need of a “actual best friends” fanfiction because there seem to be none (or I just can’t find it, who knows).
“Don’t wait. Writers are the only artists I know of who expect to get somewhere by waiting. Everyone knows you have to dance to be a dancer, you have to sing to be a singer, you have to act to be an actor, but far too many people seem to believe that you. don’t have to write to be a writer. So, instead of writing, they wait. Isaac Asimov said it beautifully in just six words: “It’s the writing that teaches you.” Writing is what teaches you. Writing is what leads to “inspiration.” Writing is what generates ideas. Nothing else-and nothing less. Don’t meditate, don’t do yoga, don’t do drugs. Just write.”—DANIEL QUINN (via booksandpublishing)
out of sheer curiosity (and partially driven by my pre-renaissance art history courses) i want to know your opinion cause everything i read on alexander makes him sound really uh. partial to hephaestion. is this a case of historians shipping it or is history just way gayer than i was led to believe
THIS QUESTION JUST MADE MY FUCKING NIGHT ITS SO SAD BUT IM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO WRITING THIS MANIFESTO
history is hella gay.
social institution of homosexuality and achilles+patroclus below the cut.
As you may or may not have realized, Pacific Rim is my everything. I spent a few months agonizing over what to do for a giveaway to celebrate K-Day. After the results of the poll came in, I went with what fandom wanted: A Pacific Rim Grab Bag full of surprises….
If anyone was wondering what Garmisch-Partenkirchen looks like.
Apparently Hermann grew up in a town designed by Wes Anderson. Good to know.
The Gottlieb’s favorite vacation destination.
In case you folks want to have some more info about Garmisch-Partenkirchen:
It originally was not one town but two settlements. About 15 A.D. there was the Roman settlement Partanum and about 800 years later there was the first mention of a Teutonic settlement called Germaneskau (The German District). They both developed into small market towns before they were joined in the 1930’s by a certain evil man.
The castle Burg Werdenfels, where the accused were held, tried and executed, became an object of superstitious horror and was abandoned in the 17th century. It was largely torn down in the 1750s and its stones used to build the baroque Neue Kirche (New Church) on Marienplatz, which was completed in 1752. It replaced the nearby Gothic Alte Kirche (Old Church), parts of which predated Christianity and may originally have been a pagan temple. Used as a storehouse, armory and haybarn for many years, it has since been re-consecrated. Some of its medieval frescoes are still visible.
Aside from the scenic location, there are all the enchanting Upper Bavarian-styled homes, beautifully adorned with painted scenes and window boxes exploding with flowers. The Bavarians have a long history of decorating the exteriors of their houses and businesses with both religious and historic paintings. (Which must be awkward for Hermann’s family as they are Jewish and Bavaria is a VERY conservative Christian region.)
I think other people have proposed the idea of Newt being a sympathetic crier. But what if it happens when Hermann has allergies and his eyes happen to be watering a lot. Hermann looks over to see Newt sniffling and is like “no stop, stop crying, it’s just pollen, I’M NOT ACTUALLY CRYING STOP CRYING” and Newt is just like “I CAN’T, I DON’T THINK MY BODY CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALLERGIES AND SADNESS??”
Five minutes later Tendo or Pentecost walks into the lab to find them both panicking and yelling at each other and crying…and then walks right back out.