@heavymetalchemist's tags on this post about chengqing reminded me of my tags on this post about the yunmeng bros and listen. it's not that jiang cheng wants to be in debt to people or have them in debt to him, it's that he's afraid of being left and he's reminding them that he doesn't want to leave them. that if they'll let him, he wants to help them. and on the flip side, if they won't let him, then he'll respect that! ultimately that's what happened with the comb AND the fake duel AND guanyin temple! he will tell you in whatever way he knows how that he wants to be connected to you, and he'll use the language of debt if that's what's available to him, but that's not what's actually motivating him. if it were debt he cared about, he'd be just as interested in helping wen ning as he is wen qing, but he's not going around giving wen ning any get-out-of-jail-free hair accessories, is he?
ultimately he has people he cares about and people he doesn't, but if he cares about you, he won't give up on you without trying. he'll say "our debt ties us together" and mean "i want to be tied to you." he'll say "you promised" and mean "don't leave me." that's why, when you tell him that you're even now, that you owe each other nothing, what he hears is "so i don't need you." he hears "there's nothing here for me anymore." he hears "you're not worth it."
He was a skater boy. She said “see you later, boy”.
How do you think the animorphs kids would have handled having to go through the events of Remnants? What dark kronenbergian stuff would happen to Tobias in that universe?
How each of the Animorphs would die during Remnants (because lbr everyone would):
Marco: Died in the initial asteroid impact after giving up his seat on the Mayflower for the kid in line behind him. Slightly tarnished his own sacrifice in that he chose to whack her over the head and bodily toss her into the spaceship, all the while grumbling about people who are too stupid to buy their space-escape tickets well in advance.
Rachel: Tried to take on an entire horde of several hundred Hieronymus Bosch creatures, screaming "You little demon punks think you can take ME?" It turns out they could, in fact, take her. However, her distraction also allowed the other Mayflower survivors to escape, exactly as she intended it to.
Tobias: Set himself on fire to prove a point. What point, exactly, got a little lost in translation. We're pretty sure it had something to do with the transience of human beauty and the meaninglessness of existence, but don't quote us on that.
Cassie: Attempted to save a fellow passenger from the worms. Got infected herself and, after the kind of day she's had — 100% of Earth's biodiversity wiped out, all her friends dead — she figures this might as well happen.
Jake: Announced that, actually, he'd rather not be the leader of the Mayflower survivors. At which point his competition (presumably David) yelled "Great!" and stabbed him in the spine.
David: Attempted to double-cross the Blue Meanies. It didn't go well.
James: Stayed on Earth and led a large band of survivors. Eventually murdered by Alphas, but while bleeding out was heard to state that he's fine with this, since he knew it'd be all downhill for humanity ever since Blink 182 became uncool.
At a cafe where the baristas are combating their orders to play “Christmas music only” by creating an insane playlist of punk christmas songs and competing to see who runs out of ideas first
Also I totally have over 1000 pics in each of my blink and BBoys folders on my desktop. Organized by band member, of course. Gotta get started on my PC DM collection lolol
the way there’s a scary amount of mark x matt skiba (idk the ship name) smut on ao3
the people have taste rpf has no age
Second excellent fucking tuesday night in a row not even for a reason I just like college and my job and my beloved friends and ive got more here than previously thought :-) and going to open mic makes me happy I love seeing people wholeheartedly enjoy cringe artistic expression