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Apr 17

National Poetry Month: April 11

brilligspoons:

Marriage is not
a house or even a tent

it is before that, and colder:

The edge of the forest, the edge
of the desert
the unpainted stairs
at the back where we squat
outside, eating popcorn

where painfully and with wonder
at having survived even
this far

we are learning to make fire

Habitation, Margaret Atwood

(via pearlo)


Anonymous asked: Wait, why is Charles still walking? o A o

cygnaut:

theletteraesc:

codenamecesare:

palalife:

I DON”T KNOW, WE’LL SEE

Spoilers that have come out in advance of the film:

Hank genuised a technological way to let Charles walk again, but it comes “at a cost.” Speculation is that the cost is Charles’s telepathy.

My personal speculation is that the device is housed in the distinctive white-lined black belt we see Charles wearing with multiple outfits in the promotional materials, such as here:

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By the way, while I’m being spoilery, here’s another reason why Helens78 is the Actual Best.

Me: What if everyone’s right and whatever Hank did to help Charles walk again is costing Charles his telepathy? There go all my many, many beloved scenarios about Charles losing his telepathy and being completely fucked up over it.

Helens78: Maybe he is fucked up over not being able to use his telepathy, and that’s why he’s holed up in the mansion and drinking and doing drugs or whatever.

Me: *__________* Headcanon preserved *______*

Hels’ thought was my own! Great, angst-ridden minds :D

My thought was that Hank somehow modified the serum he’d injected himself with in XMFC, so that it actually works. It explains why he’s not Beast-looking in the last trailer but also still pretty strong. I’m not sure how that would allow Charles to walk, though; maybe a combination of the serum with something else?

Reblogging so I can point at this every time someone asks.


helens78:

tahariels:

spicedpiano:

I choked up a little, ngl.

OMG Wolverine stop giving out spoilers

Is it just me or did anyone else get major Logan/Hank vibes from the last trailer?  I totally got them, and felt a massive burst of relief because I’ve been terrified of Logan/Charles taking over the fandom, and instead we seem to have Charles/Erik and Logan/Hank and I AM RELIEVED, I SAY, RELIEVED.

Also, I seem to be the only person who’s perfectly happy with the idea of anything Erik/Raven coming up in canon, because heyo, it was already there in the later films, and it’s not gonna supplant my love for Charles/Erik, but I have millions of words of fanfic for that and Fassbender and Lawrence are HELLA PRETTY.

So basically my Tumblr is a safe space for Charles/Erik and Logan/Hank and Erik/Raven, and I will share squee for those ships, hit me with ‘em, but I expect to have a very large Logan/Charles blind spot, unless it’s to make Erik a steaming pile of metalbending jealous rage and isn’t actually a thing.  Because I can go a lot of places for jealous boys. :D

I am right there with you on all counts! I can’t see Charles/Logan at all, but I am def. seeing Hank/Logan and am spite!shipping Erik/Raven in the wake of all the Raven hate of the past few months (and really, there’s not even that much spite involved, b/c I definitely like them together in the previous X-men movies).


“But the truly hard part was trying to find the relationship beat required because Charles and Erik haven’t seen each other in so many years and their feelings towards each other have been pent up for so long. So it was an important scene, given how emotionally invested Erik is in his friend and continues to be throughout the other films. To have that emotional resonance, it was an important one to get right.” Michael Fassbender (x)

(via mrkinch)


helens78:

THE THREE OF THEM TOGETHER AGAIN ;_;


theletteraesc:

cygnaut:

codenamecesare:

Raven ;____;!

WHAT IS HAPPENING WHY ISN’T IT MAY 23 YET

He wants all of them to be together so badly :(

I mean look at his face in the second one. That’s just like years ago, when he’d found Raven in his kitchen and told her she’d never have to be alone again because they’d have each other.

BABIES ;____;


jabletown:

pearlo:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[HOW GOOD IS THIS STORY?  KUDOS ÷ NUMBER OF VIEWS (Fanfic Flamingo) AO3 IMPROVES MENTAL ARITHMETIC THREE FOLD]
Thanks, AO3!

What’s weird/interesting is how much this differs from fandom to fandom, though. Like, you get used to a certain ratio for one fandom and then when you go browse in a new one your instincts are totally off.

yeah fandom behavior is a factor. also if that fic has chapters your hit count is going to widen the hits to kudos ratio. i refute this theory.

Yeah, this theory is only accurate for one-chapter fics, and, in a fandom as active as XMFC, only really works for the first day or two.

jabletown:

pearlo:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[HOW GOOD IS THIS STORY?  KUDOS ÷ NUMBER OF VIEWS (Fanfic Flamingo) AO3 IMPROVES MENTAL ARITHMETIC THREE FOLD]

Thanks, AO3!

What’s weird/interesting is how much this differs from fandom to fandom, though. Like, you get used to a certain ratio for one fandom and then when you go browse in a new one your instincts are totally off.

yeah fandom behavior is a factor. also if that fic has chapters your hit count is going to widen the hits to kudos ratio. i refute this theory.

Yeah, this theory is only accurate for one-chapter fics, and, in a fandom as active as XMFC, only really works for the first day or two.


keire-ke said: I don’t recall many quality fics, but I do recall Vegeta/Goku AUs where the planet wasn’t destroyed and Trunks/Goten was super-popular. Future!Trunks/Goten also happened a couple of time… Bulma was the actual best. :D

I remember a lot of epic length fics in that fandom. Seems like everyone I used to hang out with was working on something novel-length, as opposed to the shorter fics that largely seem to get written in fandom now.

I remember Dragoness Eclectic’s Raditz fics and trinsan’s Dominion: Reprise. I remember this abandoned WIP that was just titled Saiyajin, I think, in which Saiyans developed psychic bonds w/ their mates that was clearly based off Vulcans, and it also had a female OC Saiyan who showed up on Earth for some reason. And I remember one, can’t recall the title or the author, that was an AU in which Frieze never destroyed the Saiyan home planet, so Vegeta actually ended up being the king (I think), and the author got a lot of hate mail for one of the slash pairing they included, so they password locked the fic on their website.

I can’t vouch for the quality of any of the above since this was so long ago, but damn this conversation is bringing back memories. <3


plavapticica said: All i heard was animorphs

<3

keire-ke said: Jury is out on how long will being rational hold out for Erik, his track record is not great. OT, but eee, Dragon Ball! I’m a huge fan! Do you have any ships?

Heee, that’s why I said he is for at least five minutes in a row. :P

It’s been like thirteen years since I was into DBZ and I read/wrote mostly gen where I mostly introduced pairings for the purpose of people having babies rather than like any romantic aspect, but I remember being fond of Vegeta/Bulma mostly b/c they had a canon baby together and there was time travel involved in that too (I knew what I liked early on, okay XD). I was getting into Vegeta/Goku a little before I got out of the fandom, but I was a little too fond of Bulma to be super into it. I also wrote Goten/Trunks at least twice, but that was less because I shipped them and more I think b/c I was writing them as teenagers figuring out their sexuality at a time where I was figuring out my own sexuality.


I don’t know if I can take this level of excitement, guys. My first fandom ever (Animorphs) had new canon every month; the fandom after that was a closed canon (Dragonball Z); idk how to handle all my feelings about new canon after three years, especially when the latest trailer and other materials are giving me sooooo many feelings about Charles, who has given up hope and needs to be talked into hoping again by (maybe) Erik, who is from all appearances the more rational of the two of them for at least five minutes in a row. I love that dynamic. I have written a similar dynamic, primarily in my FotB ‘verse but in one or two other post-paralysis fics too, and I just, I love it and I have so many feelings and I can’t wait to see how that and everything else is going to play out in this movie, and I can’t believe we’re getting dystopia and time travel and FUN and how good it looks b/c even though I have been trying to be positive about this movie ever since we started hearing stuff about it, I never expected to be this invested and basically I am far far past the point of managing my expectations at any reasonably level whatsoever.


codenamecesare:

trobador:

theletteraesc:

atelier-dayz:

velvetcadence:

pangeasplits:

We’ve been given a second chance.

first of all how DARE you

AUGHHHHHH

REBLOGGING AGAIN BECAUSE JFC LOOK AT CHARLES’ PAINFULLY HOPEFUL PUPPY EYES IN THE SECOND GIF.

BRB CRYING FOREVER.

His ex dumped him over their first major fight and took away half the kids including his long-time favourite (Raven). And now he’s like, let’s get back together. Those eyes say, ‘are you for real’ and ‘you have been paying maintenance obligations in megalomaniac speeches’ ‘at least I got the house’ ‘seriously, Erik’.

What I love is how Charles looks skeptical… at first. But he holds Erik’s gaze and then his expression becomes hopeful ;______; oh Charles ;______________; how am I going to make it through this movie at this level of emotional investment


(via jabletown)


trobador:

theletteraesc:

atelier-dayz:

velvetcadence:

pangeasplits:

We’ve been given a second chance.

first of all how DARE you

AUGHHHHHH

REBLOGGING AGAIN BECAUSE JFC LOOK AT CHARLES’ PAINFULLY HOPEFUL PUPPY EYES IN THE SECOND GIF.

BRB CRYING FOREVER.

His ex dumped him over their first major fight and took away half the kids including his long-time favourite (Raven). And now he’s like, let’s get back together. Those eyes say, ‘are you for real’ and ‘you have been paying maintenance obligations in megalomaniac speeches’ ‘at least I got the house’ ‘seriously, Erik’.


fourteenacross:

— They are going to wipe us out
— Not if we change history tomorrow

I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT ERIK HAVING TO HELP POOR LOST CHARLES FIND HIS HOPE AGAIN OH GOD I ALREADY WANT ALL THE FIC ABOUT THIS MOVIE I’M ALREADY UGLY CRYING ABOUT IT YOU GUYS AREN’T GOING TO WANT TO BE SEEN WITH ME IN PUBLIC

OH MY GOD I KNOW


helens78:

kageillusionz:

issabella:

when a new ship just punches you in the face… XD

YE. GOOD.

SEEEEEEEEE :D

It’s official now: facepunching = OTP!

So glad I’m not the only one shipping this now! XD


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