ok shhh so listen
...I LIKE the Loki series so far...
and I might want to babble and/or meta about it
but it could still all go horribly wrong for me so shhhhh let's just not talk about it yet so I don't jinx it
(especially since w.t.f. The Avengers timeline destruction fuckery was 'MEANT TO HAPPEN' ?? 'MEANT TO HAPPEN' ?!
literally changing multiple characters' previously established pasts, including but not limited to Peggy Carter's, Gamora and Nebula's, and fucking Thanos', was all 'MEANT TO HAPPEN' - but oh, Loki picking up a box that he didn't even cause to be dropped, THAT'S the thing that fucked everything up? THAT'S the nexus? HE'S the 'variant' and not, idk, the version of Peggy who diverged from her original timeline, ie. the magical/mythical single timeline the TVA video tells of surely(?), to dance with and/or marry a future version of Steve who shouldn't even be able to exist anymore? or the past version of Gamora who has diverged from her original timeline, ie. similarly The Prime timeline(?), to exist in a future that can't have happened with Thanos and Nebula dead??
I just - I'm currently holding to the belief that the whole 'the Time Keepers maintain the 'correct' flow of time' thing is actually at least somewhat bullshit and there will be a reveal later on that they are kinda shady and some of their choices about what 'should' and 'shouldn't' happen are either arbitrary or blatant favouritism or both because HONESTLY - I was with Loki in that court room scene - if anyone is to blame for the current timeline catastrophe it is 1000% THE AVENGERS, and not this unfortunate past version of Loki who got accidentally caught up in their shenanigans while simply trying his hardest to be a power hungry villain and rule the world(s) so he doesn't have to confront his own pain... you know?? :p
...or is the idea that everything The Avengers did post-Loki-tesseract-escape... was ACTUALLY 'WRONG' cos they were 'meant' to get the tesseract? so Loki taking it started a catastrophic chain reaction from that point? meaning him doing that is, like, the catalyst, the root cause, the first domino that CAUSED the death of past Nebula and Thanos and all the rest of the stuff that Doesn't Work? So... stopping Loki's escape will/would/should ...change the plot of Endgame to how it/things WERE 'meant to happen'?
...hmmmm ...aside from the fact that would, I repeat, really not be the fault of Poor Unfortunate Albeit Villainous Past Loki ...THAT ...could work?
...esp if the endgame of all this is to therefore UNDO, well, Endgame ...from that scene on at least ...though god knows how that would work with other current plots in the mcu, so it prob won't be that... in fact obviously it can't be given the Dr Strange film is clearly gonna be a 'multiple timelines battling for dominance' situation, so we are more likely gonna end up either with an mcu that just HAS multiple timelines existing alongside each other or a NEW single timeline that has magically merged histories and characters from various films/stories/franchises via... well, magic, one assumes...
...also what are those lantern-like contraptions that agents leave behind at these so called Nexus Points exactly? The things that apparently 'reset' or 'purge'. What are they actually doing?? They left one in the desert at the point of Loki's escape... now... if it was supposed to 'reset' the timeline back to the version with Loki going to Asgard jail and Freya being killed and Ragnarok etc etc then clearly that didn't happen? Sooooo...? Could these things... be a handy handwavy technobabble answer to how the rest of the timeline fuckery is able to currently be happening? Is that one in the desert keeping all the current paradox, multiple versions of other characters etc stuff stable somehow?? ...cos I MIGHT, I MIGHT be able to suspend disbelief enough to accept that...
I'm not talking about this
I'm not gonna let myself hope for a satisfying light at the end of this Terrible Time Travel Travesty...
That would be foolish...)
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First Lines Meme
First Lines Meme
Rules: List the first lines of your last 20 stories (if you have less than 20, just list them all!). See if there are any patterns. Choose your favorite opening line. Then tag 10 authors!
Thanks for tagging me @katierosefun! This seems like a really interesting challenge, so I’m curious to see if there are any patterns in my first lines. I’ll be looking at the 20 most recent fics I have posted on my AO3 page, as of today (note that this includes oneshots, multi-chapter fics, and collabs).
1. CC-2224 arrives on Tatooine in the middle of the day. (from Good Soldiers Follow Orders)
2. The Temple was quiet. (from Shattered)
3. Anakin woke up to see the sunlight streaming through his curtains. (from Through Dusk and Dawn)
4. When Anakin arrived at the Council Chambers to see the Council, he didn’t think much of Obi-Wan’s absence. (from Keeper of the Force)
5. It all began after the mission to Geonosis—the second time. (from Midnight Discoveries)
6. Smoke filled the sky, hanging low over the forest in a thick, roiling mass of ash and soot that permeated the air as the battle raged in its midst. (from Three Times Obi-Wan Tried to Be There for His Grandpadawan, and the One Time She Was There for Him)
7. Today was one of Obi’s bad days. (from Call of the Force)
8. “Stop.” (from Immolation)
9. As he walked out into the courtyard with the Father, Anakin felt dread pooling deep in his gut, cold and terrible. (from The Choice)
10. In hindsight, Obi-Wan really should have seen it coming. (from Sabotage)
11. “That’s it?” (from Recovery)
12. “What happened?” Ahsoka exclaimed as she ran into Anakin’s room in the Halls, eyes wide. (from Mutual Support)
13. The halls of the Negotiator were quiet. (from Grounded in Reality)
14. Anakin rang the buzzer, sighing irritably at the closed door. (from Rest Now)
15. Obi-Wan is about half-way to Tatooine when he realizes. (from একা নও | Not Alone)
16. As soon as Obi-Wan ran into the cell and saw Anakin hanging limply from his bonds, he felt as though something had squeezed itself around his lungs, as though he couldn’t breathe. (from Always Too Slow)
17. The first few days went by rather quickly. (from Hope Reignited)
18. “Help!” (from A Loose Stitch)
19. “Master!” (from Together Again)
20. Sighing, Ahsoka rang the buzzer, waiting for a response. (from Light)
Oooh, this is really interesting. For the most part, a lot of my first sentences are very short (much like my writing style in general), or even just one or two word dialogue exclamations! I love that for me xD
Also wow was this a good trip back down memory lane. Still can’t believe I wrote so much in the past year? I guess lockdown does that to you, huh.
Anyways, no-pressure tags: @texasdreamer01, @hawkeykirsah, @writing-is-thorapy, @ninastarkov, @vanilla-chip-101, @lazarusii, and anyone else who wants to join in! :)
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It's interesting to hear your thoughts! (I personally like the concept of whichever two didn't win being a bullet h**l like Snatcher, and the winner helping you) but here's some more food for thought: if we kept the beta characters, would we even have Dadtcher? Or, would we like, mainly have Moondad content? Heck, would MJ be the fan favorite instead? So intresting to me to think about - EclipsesEnd
Ahh thank you so much!!! Annnnnnd idk that gets a bit too into the hypothetical for me/I have no idea how to guess what others will or wouldn’t like. But just for me, I guess it depends? Snatcher in the beta is interesting because he seems more mischievous than “ima eat your soul” scary? I get more peter pan/lost boy vibes since he’s a shadow left behind by a time traveler. And I sort of imagine he might like to stick around Hat more since she’s a time traveler and he was once one so maybe it’s switched where he’s the one constantly following her and pulling pranks/coming up with reasons to get her to stay. (Maybe more of a sibling relationship or just BFFs than paternal!)
No idea about Moonjumper but in the beta I personally am desperate to get the Moonjumper spirit separated from the prince. The Moonjumper spirit seems a separate entity from the prince. In the stuff I’ve seen, the prince’s spirit/soul is constantly trying to escape Moonjumper’s influence. Moonjumper seems to be a vengeful and manipulative puppet master corrupted by a timeless existence in Time’s End and intended to snuff out the prince. While it could be incredible to see that Moonjumper heal I guess I see this spirit as more of a thematic representation of how even in Time’s End where there is no time and thus no endings (that’s a take away from the Moleman lore). But! The Moonjumper Spirit becomes corrupted because it’s cold and lonely at Time’s End because no time means no nothing. While there’s no sorrowful goodbyes, there’s no one to love. There’s no life or hope. Only no endings.
And so the Moonjumper Spirit represents the inability to let go/to let things end and I suspect the whole point of at least this kind of story is you gotta. You gotta let go and enjoy the precious time you share with others but eventually you gotta let go. So, I feel Moonjumper would need to... leave............... for the characters involved in such a story to heal. Okay point is, in the Beta I assume the intended story would have been (at least specifically in subcon) that Hat would help the prince, Vanessa, and Snatcher by defeating the Moonjumper spirit. By defeating the Moonjumper spirit, who tries to have its cake and eat it too by refusing to let go but refusing to remain in Time’s End where the nonexistence of good-byes ALSO means the nonexistence of life and love, Hat helps the lonely denizens of Subcon to find hope despite the loneliness of living and the acute loneliness that comes with impending partings. In this essay I will.... that’s it that’s the end of the sentence.
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