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#I shall avenge myself for what the world has put me through this year
tender-rosiey · 11 days ago
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I am gonna be honest.
I am not even sorry about what I will post after the exams, what I can say is prepare your hearts and tissues <3
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abloomntime · 2 months ago
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A Bloom In Time Ch2 Idea Forming
Subcon Forest was not a place for just anyone to enter and exit as they please. There was a reason these woods had such a feared reputation and was rumored to be haunted. Because it was. By the King Snatcher of Subcon(as he liked to refer to himself) and his ghastly assortment of minions and dwellers behind him as his undead army, anyone who went in NEVER came out which added to the entire fightfulness of it all!!...Well no one except two little giggling girls who were currently playing with toys and crayons. The dark sky and dead trees twisted with dangerous vines as the sun dared not shine here. If that won't convince you to stay away then maybe the giant chunk of the forest that always so dangerously cold will? Or perhaps the section that's always burning bright with enchanted flames? Or maybe the ghostly king who claimed trespassers' souls as his own or the rumor of a powerful witch? Either way, whatever helps to keep tresspassers out he was all for it. But he had no real responsibilities today. The brats could wonder around his woods as long as they didn't go near the frozen half or Vanessa, or they could go exploring on any other part of the planet for all he cared. As long as they were both back home and in bed by six he was fine with it. Right now he was sitting down enjoying his book of dark tales and legends as he relaxed in his home. The old book in his claws as glowing yellow eyes scanned over the story unfolding from it's yellow pages.
Down in the world unknown there laid a kingdom drab and dark. Where darkness and shadows collided and lived in fear and power. One would be mad to even think about stepping in a place like this. Where the dead are gone but still there, the shadows played and roamed and full of terror. A frightful place brace heros dare not venture unless they wish to meet a tragic fate. Yes. This one place was alone ruled by a power hungry spirit, spited by his love in life and now seeks vengeance on any mortal who dared be foolish enough to be beckoned into his awaiting claws-
SQUEAK!!
.....Snatcher slowly looked up from his book with a small frown. The small express owl plush slowly slid off his face and fell onto his lap with another small squeaky toy sound and he stared down at the little girl who threw it at him and frowning back up at the ghost, and he rolled his yellow eyes. The book in his claws closed and placed down as he gave the girl what she obviously wanted, his attention.
"What is it kiddo? You know it's rude to throw things at people and interrupt someone reading. I thought I taught you two better than that."
"Can you fix it?" She walked up to the edge of his chair and stood on her tiptoes, poking her head over the chair and placing her hands on his lap.
"Fix what?"
She pointed to the toy in his lap and he blinked down at it. A noticeable tear in it's backside was present to him. He rose a brow further before looking back to the small girl by the chair. Bow had come up to join her and now both were peeking over the chair at him, and he sighed picking up said toy with a squeak. "You couldn't fix the toy yourself?"
Both shook their heads before Hattie spoke back up, "You said we weren't aloud to touch any needles, and we don't know how to sew anything."
He still stared at them for a moment before he sighed and forced his floating body up and over to his bookshelf in the corner and the small sewing kit on top of it. It was soon in his hands and the girls climbed onto the giant chair to have a better look at the floating sewing kit and the ghost who started repairing the small toy in his claws. The needle floating easily through the soft fabric of the toy as the floating needle pulled the thread through the tear, before he flicked a clawed finger and pulled the thread tight and the hole was closed up and tied in a tight knot to secure it in place. As he turned back around with the newly fixed toy in his hand, he snapped with his free hand and the kit immediately put itself away as he floated back over and handed the toy back to the two which was grabbed by Bow. They thanked the enormous undead creature by hugging his hand and jumping off said chair. Running out the doorway and laughing their heads off as the two chased each other around. He sighed...a rare small smile coming over his face before he settled back down into the comfy chair. Kids. So full of energy and laughter. Now where was he? OH YES!! With another snap the book went back to it's master's awaiting claws and opened at his own leisure. Now let's pick up where he left off shall we?
The old dusty book crinkled in his hands when he turned the page and began reading the page he left off at. He always enjoyed reading, it helped pass the time and it was one thing he could do now more than ever now that he had no real responsibilities....He glanced back out side real quick where the girls were currently sitting on the ground and using a large mushroom near the ground as a table for them to draw their pictures on and be surrounded by their small toys. Hattie absolutely LOVED exploring and running and jumping from building and trees with her weird alien powers, something about the world she was from having denser gravity and her kind used to space traveling and having to travel in a similar situation on land. But Bow could do similar things but in a less energetic way....When asked Hattie proudly stated she taught her everything, but the smaller curly haired girl preferred to just draw and play with toys rather than adventure. It was kinda cute the way they'd just compromised about what to do everyday. But kids will be kids. With a small smile on his face and book in hands he looked back to the book.
The creature of vengeance was known as one of promises and dealings. Whether If one were to want something most dear to their heart and was determined and pure, or if their heart was filled with greed, envy, and lust he would grant your reply if you were brave or stupid enough to find him. It was when one day a child from a nearby village heard of this rumor that they were excited to find out if it was true or not. Against their parents and everyone else's wishes and warnings, the small child had snuck out to venture into the forbidden dark woods. The brambles scraped and left cuts on their body, the creatures chased after and threatened to eat them if they didn't turn back now, for darker and more sinister things slept in these woods, but bravely the child went on. On and on on their journey to really see this sinister ghost who granted wishes and promises that the mortal eye would repulse to believe. Until the sinister avenger had been found and the massive shadow beckoned the child closer with a boney rigged hand.
"You have traveled far and withstood the tests my forces forwarded. For that you have earned the right to one miracle granted to you. But a warning you have also earned. Be warned, with a pure and honest heart comes great rewards. With a heart who bleeds nothing but black with greed and jealousy, a foul end you shall meet. Think about the consequences greatly, for the repercussions shall be swift and tight. Think well, dear child."
The small child dared to smile at the creature and simply reply, "I have no need for any treasures or anything of preciousness near me. I solely only wished for to see myself if the avenger of shadows was a true sight. And now that I have seen you for what a true being you are, I will simply be leaving satisfied my wish was fulfilled."
The answer of the child amused the ancient spirit and he chuckled his hollow laugh at the very notion of it all.
"Wise answer to an otherwise difficult mortal choice. For that you shall still be granted a prize for your efforts. Name one and answer wisely."
The small child as said had no need for such items like treasure and fortune, but they knew that the child's hard working mother were in need of some fortune in her life. So with a kind heart, the child looked to the spirit and asked for their miracle. "My mother works oh so hard to take care of me. It would be so nice for her to have just a little more luck on her side. Oh spirit, let me repay her for all her kindness she has shown me."
"Your wish shall be granted. A selfless act is always it's own reward, but be wary of those who wish to use those fortunes to their own will."
The child was permitted a safe leave back to their home and as promised their selfless act of kindness was granted by the spirit of shadows. The child and their mother mysteriously found an old box in their pantry one day that they had never known of before and upon opening it discovered many, many priceless jewels. The likes of which they had never seen before. With this new found fortune, the mother and child were able to gain a plentiful farm with all the necessities they needed to have a plentiful life. Farther down in the years the mother even remarried one of the strongest most handsome men in the small village. But this man was nothing but green with want, and treated the mother and her child terribly-
SQUEAK!!
....He looked up again with a frown when another plush toy hit the side of his head. This time it was a Mafia man that fell down to rest in his open book and he looked at the two girls staring up at him again and sighed. "Ok. What now?"
Bow pointed to the toy. "The arm is falling off. Can you fix it please?"
He frowned down at both of them as they innocently stared back and he groaned. Beckoning a finger to the sewing kit on the shelf before putting down the book and picking up the second toy, and true to Bow's word, there was a tear in the left arm threatening to let the whole arm fall off if it wasn't fixed. The kit flew over to him and out came the same needle and thread, and again the same process repeated as he grumpily started sewing the small toy's arm back into place. Within two minutes it was as good as new and handed back to the excited little girls, and the kit back into it's own place.
"Here. But next time, don't throw it at my face ok?...And let me know you want something fixed before you interrupt me, it's so rude."
Both girls giggled and again ran back off as he groaned and repicked up his book from his noodle lap, and started reading again.
He was lazy, rude, and had a heart full of greed. Seeping of those who had better and helping him in life. But one fateful day everything changed. For one day he asked the child's mother a question.
"My dear wife. You know I love you dearly, but I must ask you. Where did you receive such wealth and fortune."
"Why, from a old wooden box in the pantry," she replied happily, "And inside the little wooden chest was gems and riches beyond our wildest dreams."
"Yes, yes! But where did it come from?"
"I know not how it got there or where it came from, but my child and I are oh so happy to have received such a delightful fortune. How we may live happily for a long while."
Her husband was displeased with such an answer and once again asked but this time to the child. The child happily told the man his venture into the woods and his encounter with the spirit of shadows, filling the man's heart with more greed. That very night when the family slept, the man snuck out and made his own way into the deep woods of shadows and fears. Brambles cut his clothing, he cursed those who dare chase him and snap at his hinds as he ran, but the greed and lust in his heart was strong. So strong he persisted his heart green with envy. Alas finally he arrived and looking as though some creature had mangled him with their claws. The spirit was beckoning him closer with a bony rigged hand and spoke.
"Oh one who's heart is sewn with greed and plight. You have sought me through danger and fright. Your actions of greed are inexcusable but like many before you have made it through the path of darkness. For that you have earned the right to one miracle, but also a warning. Be warned, with a pure and honest heart comes great rewards. With a heart who bleeds nothing but black with greed and jealousy, a foul end you shall meet. Think about the consequences greatly, for the repercussions shall be swift and tight. Oh one who comes to me with a black heart for his own wishes. I offer this to you so you may choose your wish wisely."
The man paid no attention to the wise words of the ghost nor did he think about any real consequences for his actions as he spoke what he oh so desired.
"Give me more riches than any man shall have!! Make my fortune one who will make me a fortunate man!! A bright castle and beautiful jewels is what I seek and most desire!!"
"A answer I foresaw and one your shall have for not heeding my warnings. Oh man of greed and selfishness, you shall indeed have your wish awaiting you home. But do not be surprised when your unfortunate fate you shall unevitably meet. Now be gone creature of greed. My domain is not fit for one of you."
The man left for his home and once his got there his had his miracle in the form of the purest black horse with a magnificent couch of ebony, inside the couch was boxes and jewels of every imagining. The man cared not for his wife or the young child that he had left behind, away in this marvelous new couch he received and off that horrid man went into the night with his shouts of greedy glee and pleasure as his family long forgotten. The mother and child awoken to no greedy man plaguing their lives and while the mother was quite saddened, she still had the child to watch after. As luck and fortune does benefit those with kind hearts, another man the mother sought and a kinder gentler man she got. With as much kindness to her and her child this man gave to combat the sorrows left behind by the other greed filled one. One day a message they did receive, about a much bigger estate of land and riches. The greedy man who had once left them behind without a second thought, was now no more as the spirits warnings he did not heed. As fate had decided he would be no more, a swift and tight end he did get. Leaving everything he valued behind of jewels and gold, to no man but a woman he did not care for. His wife and next of kin did receive, fame and fortune for kindness indeed. With kindness in their hearts the family did grow, and with it came all luck and fortune soon to glow.
For those with kind hearts and bright minds, often find themselves on the favorite end of fate's hands.
The old ghost hummed before turning the page of the book to read the next legend or dark tales of the book. It had plenty and so far this one had been the one with the most happiness in it. It was called The Spirit of Fortune and Fate. An oldie but goodie in his mind, he faintly remembered it from when he was younger, who knew someone would remember it enough after all this time to make a book with it, but I digress. He began to read the next legend-
SQUEAK!!
Something was thrown onto his lap and he looked down blinking to see a small cat plush on his lap, it's black fur and yellow eyes staring up at him and it looked a lot like those Nyakuza cats from the city....he rose a brow at it before moving the book and seeing the two cute children smiling up at him again. He groaned and picked up the toy...It didn't look damaged and he looked back to them with a raised brow or what could be considered an eyebrow on a ghost.
"What did I say about throwing toys at me? And what exactly do you want me to fix? " He turned the toy over in his claws. Seams were tight, no holes or tears, and it wasn't in no way word. It still had it's glow in the dark eyes painted on too. "There's no damage." The curly haired child held up a bow and he looked at it. "And? What's that for?"
"I can't get the bow around her neck to stay on, and it keeps looking wrinkled. Can you fix it please?"
Bow was always the more likely one of the two to use things like 'please' and her slightly higher voice made it cuter. He hated(loved it but would never admit it) it and groaned, taking the small bow from Bow and wrapping the long thin end of his tail around the cat toy's body to hold it still while his hands worked. He wasn't wasting magic energy on this, this time. But one downfall of not having knees he guessed. "You couldn't have done this yourself? I thought your name was Bow, kid?"
"That's the name everyone gave me because no one knew mine. Like how Hattie's....Hattie?"
"...I guess you got me there." His claws worked wonders in getting the small bow to stay and at least looked decent in his opinion. He guessed it must've looked good enough to the girls too because when his tail unwrapped around it, Bow gasped and held her arms out as it dropped into the child's awaiting arms and she giggled as the pretty pink bowed cat blankly stared back at her and he repicked up his book again. "There you go, now go play and let me have my peace-"
"Whatcha reading, BFF?" The ever mischevious Hated child reached her hands up and leaned against the chair to make grabby motions towards the book in his hands to which he pulled away and scowled.
"A grown up book you're not allowed to read."
"Why?," she asked climbing onto his chair and crawling into his lap.
He held it higher in one hand. "Because I said so."
SQUEAK!!
The toy was thrown back into his lap and Bow jumped up and latched a hold of the chair cushion, and was helped pull up the rest of the way by Hattie. "Why?," Bow asked as soon as she was sitting in his lap too regrabbing her toy in her arms, "What's it called?" Both were straining their necks up at the book in his hands and he growled. Not in a threatening way, in a way like an older brother would if their little siblings kept bothering him.
"It's Dark and Scary Legends and Stories by Ivanna Gitta Bat. And it's stories are too scary for you two." Their response was to giggle at him like regular children. He was a giant ghost and they played in a haunted forest of swamps with hands, fire spirits, dwellers, and a man trapped in the moon. Hattie had fought him and won, and had faced off against multiple enemies and other threats. How scary could his stories be?.....In a word. VERY. These stories had tales of old MEAN ghosts and gruesome fates, which was putting it lightly, and not fit for two seven year old kids. They couldn't even sleep without their space unicorn nightlight. So with a snap of his hand the book flew and hid itself in the tall shelf of books as the girls 'awwww'-ed in disappointment. "I mean it. NO!!...And what did I tell you two about throwing things at me?"
"You said not to throw it at your face. We threw Mr. Night-" Bow held up the cat teddy. "-at your lap."
Loopholes. They always used them. He sighed and leaned back into his chair while reaching up to rub his face. "Don't you kids have like a minion to play hide and seek with or toys you left outside to play with? You could at least learn how to tie a simple bow to keep yourselves entertained."
"But you fixed them. Don't you wanna play with us?"
He moved two clawed fingers to peer at the girls between them. "Not right now. You'll never understand being...endless aging kids, but grown ups sometimes want their own alone time. Like how you two like to have separate adventures, besides couldn't you just use those time pieces to rewind the damage or som-"
"NO!!" Both jumped at the sudden and loud tone the kid used and she scowled up at the lightly startled ghost. "I can't use them like that!! That's not how they work at all!"
....He blinked before leaning his head in one hand and frowning, "Then elighten me please. After all I-....I don't think you even told me how they work. Besides them keeping you,...you." He pointed to the fact that she was still permanently stuck as a kid. Not that he was complaining. More company for eternity right?
But she just shrugged. "I dunno exactly. I just know that you can't use them without something bad happening most of the time, that's why they're locked up."
"Wait. I thought you could use them."
She shook her head again. "Only reverse what they do, why do you think I use them to power my ship?" She stood in his lap and gave a salute. "The S.S. KIDDO!!" Then her form paused...and she looked down. "They also cut into the user's past and makes them go crazy with that kind of stuff. Like the evil witch in your story." That got a chuckle out of them....and it also made a lot of sense for the affects. He knew when he found one, he went full on crazy with the desire to keep them all. The power of something like THAT under his claws and more than one was appealing to him- "They kinda work like wishing stars." He snapped out of his rambling and blinked down at the little girl who plopped herself back down in her lap and blinked up at him. "Like how I made a wish on a shooting star last week for a whole plate of cookies and Cooking Cat gave me some for a surprise!! And Mustache wished to make all bad guys disappear and it gave her crazy powers to blast them away like in Timmy's video games." She scowled. "She's still a big meanie."
He huffed and smiled a bit....but paused at what she just said. '....Wished to make all bad guys disappear....' '....Gave her powers to blast them away...' How many times had he wished for a certain person to disappear? To get lost? How many times had he wished to never be able to see her again or even risk her being so close? All the trauma and bad memories and all the hurt Vanessa had ever caused could just...be whisked away. POOF!! Like it never even happened....WHY HADN'T HE EVER THOUGHT OF THIS SOONER!? Well, to be far he did have one or two little distractions that kept him on his toes-...Er. Tail so to speak. He slowly looked back to her with much greater interest now.
"Well that's just the cat....But what exactly do you mean they 'work like shooting stars'? You mean that they grant wishes like genies or something?"
She tilted her head confused and blinked. " I don't know what a genie is, but sorta? They make a alternate timeline that has your wants and collides in into your own timeline to make it happen. Why do you think I had to fix all those time rifts?"
.....He blinked, "So you know about time and alternate timelines but you don't know how to tie a bow?" She shrugged again and he sighed..before pausing...."You said they could make anything happen?"
She shrugged not paying attention now as she leaned back into his cool but soft body and pulled off her hat, reaching inside and pulling out a chocolate chip cookie and sticking it into her mouth. "I gueff so." She mumbled with her moth full. "But I don't mike dem mwilke dat."
"Don't eat with your mouth full," he mumbled have paying attention. His mind was elsewhere, or more specifically on SOMEONE. ...Have you ever wished someone would disappear? Yes. And the answer might be right in front of him-
"Snatcher?"
He hummed and looked down to Bow who tugged on his lowered arm. "Can you tell us a story? Please?"
.....He sighed. "Alright. Ill uh..Tell you the one I just finished reading, but after this I wanna be left alone for a little bit." Both girls snuggled down into his sides and he groaned again. This would be a while. "*AHEM* Down in the world unknown there laid a kingdom drab and dark. Where darkness and shadows collided and lived in fear and power. One would be mad to even think about stepping in a place like this-" Hat Kid raised her hand. ".....Yes?"
"What does 'drab' mean?"
He groaned. Yep. Gonna be a looooong day today.
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kneellokiwp · 3 months ago
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phoenix fire | peter parker x oc
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“Phoenix!”
Breathless, Ryan shot up; his skin was glistening with sweat as the name of his alter ego rung through his mind mixed with the memories of boyfriend.
He remembered watching as Tony Stark clutched his body, he remembered him begging before crumbling into nothing; part of his heart was lost that day and he was uncertain of his return. Tears stung Ryan’s eyes as he curled up into a ball, his mind constantly returning to that one thought, that one memory was burned into his head until his dying breath; he tried to remember the feeling of his partner’s thick brown locks, the way his brown eyes captured the sun each morning as it rose of New York, he remembered his innocence, his humour, everything.
He was alone with no one to help him.
The catastrophic event now known as ‘the blip’ ended with Ryan quitting his duty as Phoenix Fire and leaving the avengers; he couldn’t even fathom losing anyone else and being an avenger only brought death and destruction and he had already lost his family and now he had lost his one great love but perhaps it was for the best.
Ryan began to remember the day Phoenix Fire was born; he and Peter were on one field trip, the one field trip that actually changed their lives, he didn’t remember all the details though he did remember eating a mutated pepper and waking up with these fire powers. His life had gotten worse ever since.
Sighing, he realised that he wasn’t going to get back to sleep any time soon and so he tossed the covers aside and allowed the cold air of his loft apartment hit him.
He made his way to his bathroom where he caught a glimpse of his blotchy cheeks and dull red eyes and yet he could care less about his appearance, he knew he had a job to do but the thought of seeing his friends leave him just like how Peter did made his stomach churn.
A selfie of the two in their costumes was stuck to the mirror; the two of them had just saved their classmates from the Washington Monument; the fear and adrenalin came rushing back. “I hope to see you soon, my love.” He bit his lips as his eyes burned with tears once more, the memories stuck within the confines of his mind but there was one that stuck with him, the day Peter confessed his love.
‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾ past ☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙
Phoenix Fire and Spider-Man were a well-known duo; the two formed a strong bond in and out of costume and they did everything together; it was no secret that Ryan had admired Peter for a while, he was more than just a friend but what he didn’t know was that Ned knew about his feelings and practically forced Peter to open up so after the two had defeated the notorious Doctor Octopus, Peter had set up a date and was patiently waiting for Ryan to show up.
Ryan stepped onto the roof of the building, candles and rose petals surrounding him, Peter stood before him holding another dozen roses underneath an intricate white gazebo, “what’s all this?” Ryan asked, a large grin had spread across his face as he looked to Peter, “did Ned put you up to this?”
Nodding, Peter reflected his crush’s bright smile, “maybe,” he replied, “but he uh… he made some great… great points,” he remarked; Ryan bit his lip looking to the flowers in Peter’s hand. The young hero cleared his throat with a cough, he stepped forward, “sorry…” he handed the flowers to Ryan “… these… these are… these are for you,” he stuttered though his smile never once wavered, “I hope… I hope you like them.”
He found Peter’s stuttering rather adorable but then he noticed his cheeks, his pale face faded into a deep shade of red, “are you blushing?” Ryan asked, chuckling.
Ryan took the flowers, allowing the strong sweet scent to hit his nose; he found Peter’s stuttering rather adorable but even more so when he noticed Peter was in fact red-faced and sweating, a small chuckle escaped Ryan’s lips, “are you blushing?” He asked.
“What?” Peter wondered “… no,” he began to sweat even more, watching as Ryan tilted his head and stained his lips with a knowing smirk, “fine…” it was so easy to break Peter, he tossed his hands up “… yes,” he answered, “I’m blushing!” The two began to laugh but quickly, Peter relaxed and gestured to the table for two, “shall we sit?” He asked.
Ryan smiled and approached his partner, his lips close to his ear; Peter could feel his hot breath against his ear, the hairs on the back of his neck standing to attention, “I think it’s cute,” he whispered; Peter’s face grew a deeper shade of red though it didn’t seem possible, the awkward teen licked his lips, watching as Ryan took a seat, eying the food that was offered to him, a burger with some fries, “you really know me,” Ryan remarked, watching as Peter took the seat across from him.
“Are you surprised?” Peter asked, tilting his head slightly, “I admire you a lot,” he admitted.
Ryan bit his lip, “I just… I guess I don’t see myself as anything special,” he stated, “I know I’m this hero but beyond being Phoenix Fire, I am just another ordinary person people pass on the street,” Peter furrowed his eyebrows, “do you ever feel like that?”
“I do,” Peter drew a breath, “but I also know that without us the world probably wouldn’t exist,” he raved, taking Ryan’s hand in his own, “yes the world has people like Mr. Stark and Captain America but we’re the neighbourhood heroes, remember that.”
He began to recall all the people that had helped in the past year alone; Ryan was indeed powerful, Tony Stark had continued to remind him of that, “it’s not just that…” Ryan admitted, licking his lip “… what if I screw up?” He asked.
“You haven’t screwed up yet,” Peter remarked as he took a bite out of his burger.
“But I still could screw up.”  
Taking Ryan’s hand, Peter looked deeply into his eyes, “you’re so smart and strong,” Peter commented, a contagious smile upon his face, “please Ryan, understand that as long as I trust you, you won’t screw up.”
Ryan chuckled, reflecting the smile of Peter, “that is so incredibly cheesy.” He leaned forward, the two soon sharing a long, passionate kiss as fireworks echoed in the distance.
‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾ present day ☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙
“It seems your trust has been misplaced,” Ryan sighed, rubbing his face with his hands, “your voice is like a record stuck on a record player,” Ryan was sat against his bathroom, the photo of the two of them in his hands, his eyes looking over every little detail, “look at that, I was never one to be poetic,” he drew a breath though he couldn’t stop the tears that flowed down his face, the taste salt against his lips as he tried to remember everything about Peter but the sound of his phone echoed through the apartment, “what does Nat want now.” He sighed.
His phone vibrated against the kitchen counter, he picked it up with a sigh, “yes?” He asked, rubbing his eyes.
“We need you.” Was all Natasha said before hanging up.
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popculturebuffet · 5 months ago
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Wonder Woman 1984 Review “The Monkey’s Paw Wish of Superhero Movies”
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Before we dig in,  I just want to properly frame how much of a fucking disapointment this film was to me. It was thanks to the first film that I became the massive Wonder Woman fan I am today. Thanks to that movie and it’s accompanying sale, as Comixology likes to put sales on to tie into things as you’d expect, I tried Greg Rucka’s run on the title.. and quickly bought the second volume and will buy the third which didn’t exist yet at some point, as it’s easily one of my faviorite comics of all time, one i’ll undoubtly cover, and one that throughly sold me on the amazon princess, and throughly defined what she is to me: a compasionate warrior. Someone who WILL fight, who will take on the bad guys without hesitation, and who WILL kill if she has to.. but also someone whose compationate. Who will genuinely try to reform foes, who only kills as a last resort and not as a first option like some adaptations and the new 52 seem to think. She’s someone who in said run went out of her way to help her old friend and currently brainwashed foe Vanessa Kapetlis get cured of being the silver swan. She’s someone whose wholhe purpose for writing a book wasn’t money but simply to spread her people and her gods teachings. Someone whose , kind, noble, badass, smart and easily every bit the pure soul superman is. The run sold me on the character throughly and made me a fan to this day, one currently pouring thorugh both Rucka’s second run, and George Perez’ equally good run and one who hopes the upcoming dc relaunch means she’ll stop swapping writers every few months and get the run she deserves.  I just wanted to sell how much I treasured the character now thanks to the first movie and thus how hyped beyond hype I was for this movie. It had a great cast, a great setting, cool trailers.. sure they didn’t show off the plot but it had to be good right? This couldn’t be say.. a giant, overly long mess of tangled plots, padding, terrible pacing, unfortunate implications and pedro pascal devouring the scenery in a manner galactus would be proud of right? 
Well that’s what we got. After a year of hoping it’d come out some way this year, after having it delayed and after a year where MANY projects I loved were necessarily delayed due to covid... I got what I wanted. I got the movie i’d been hoping to see for months and months and months... and just like the wishes in the movie itself... it went horribly, horribly wrong. What I expected was something great as the other recent DC Movies.. what I got was a huge disapointing mess capping off a huge disapointing mess of a year. So while i’m a bit late due to contracting Covid and all the “FUN” that comes with that, I still felt like tearing into this film to figure out why I didn’t like it, what good parts it did have, and what the hell went wrong here. Spoilers and full review after the cut. 
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The Plot:  Unlike my usual summaries I do, i’m keeping this one short and susicnt for those who haven’t seen the film: After a cold open flashback to diana’s childhood that was an omen of the boring padding to come, we get our main plot: It’s 1984 and Diana is acting in semi secret and helping out where she can. After some artifact thefts she takes a job at a museum and meets meek nerdy nerdy and office punching bag Barbra Minerva. The two strike up a kind of friendship, with Barbra wishing she could be as cool as diana especially after Diana saves her from being assaulted by a creepy random asshole. 
Diana hasn’t moved on from Steve Trevor’s death in the previous film, and thus when encountering a mysterious stone wishes for him to come back. Barbra likewise wishes fto be just like diana. Meanwhile Maxwell Lord, a conman who has sold a bunch of bogus oil plots, plots to steal the stone himself and does so by seducing Barbra, and instead of wishing for more wishes, wishes to GRANT THEM instead, thus overnight making his buisness a sucess and using the inevitible monkey’s paw consequences of said wishes to benifit himself.  Meanwhile Diana is reunited with Steve who for some reason has hyjacked someone elses body, and even has sex with Diana in it which is all kinds of creepy and wrong that we’ll get into soon enough. Meanwhile everyone now notices Barbara.. and she’s also gaining Diana’s powers but slowly loosing her empathy.  Diana eventually finds out with Barba’s help that the stone is dangerous and it’s wishes backfire horribly, while Max continues to gain power with his as Diana chases after him, slowly loosing her own power as her consequence for the wish. You know instead of the fact her lover took someone elses body and life and they have to live with that. Eventually Max gets the power of a soverign nation and the satilte codes off the president, and plans to broadcast himslef the the world to offset his own wish consequence, his body slowly failing, by taking other people’s health.  Steve urges Diana to renounce her wish and give him up to get her power back, she reluctnantly and painfully does so, and then goes after Max. Barbra however has sided with max and has him give her even more power turning her into a cat person as you’d expect. Wonder woman and the now fully cat Cheetah battle, it’s really cool looking, but Diana barely wins. We do get a decent climax with Diana not fighting max, not that she can with how powerful she’s become, but using the lasso of truth to get him to see the damage he’s done, give up and go back to his son. The world is saved Diana is moving on and also Linda Carter is there for some reason. 
So now you have  general idea of what happens, I can dig into the films faults, and it’s one or two strengths, one at a time, ONE AT A TIME. First off the film’s biggest issue by far and one that wouldn’t come through in the recap Padding and Pacing: THIS FILM DID NOT NEED TO BE 2 hrs 41 min
I said it once before but it bears repeating now:
THIS FILM DID NOT NEED TO BE 2 HOURS AND 41 MINUTES LONG
I am a firm belivier a film should be as long or short as it needs to be. If it’s under the standard 90 minutes, that’s cool, if it’s say three hours like avengers endgame that’s cool too. After the theater it’s easy enough to watch it in chunks, and sometimes a film just NEEDS that space and scope. 
This film.. did not need that. This is not the cumilation of 10 years of storytelling, as slapdashidly planned as it was till phase 3, this is a film that feels painfully long to watch due to how padded it is. You could’ve cut those 40 mintues from this film EASILY and while you wouldn’t of had a good film, sadly, you would’ve had a way more enjoyable cheesy superhero movie. I”m tackling this one first because it just.. oozes all over the film. For every great and memorable bit in the movie and every questionable one we’ll get to, for every gloriously so bad it’s good moment... there’s about 10 minutes of scene that did not need to be there. It slows down the film to a crawl and given the original had pitch perfect pacing I do not get how Patty Jenkins screwed this up. 
I do think Patty Jenkins is a good director. I did like the first movie, I do think a lions share of the credit goes to her writing and direction for that one. And a LOT of the sequences in this film are utterly goregously shot and fun to watch. I also, even if I don’t like this film, am extastic she forced the stuido to pay her more money to work on the film, as she deserves as much as any male director, it’s bullshit they tried to short change her, and again she was the reason the first film was so good. She deserved equal fucking pay for making Warner money hand over fist. 
But I also say this because i’m disapointed in HER. She CAN do better, she already did the first time and the only real down spot, the spotty cgi climax, was not her fault. And hell here she did get the climax she wanted, and wrote one hell of one. I”ll go into it more later but the finale of this movie from the pitch perfect fight with cheetah, dodgy face work nonwithstanding, to the final speech to the world is just gorgeous to watch. Even in this mess of a film there are some really good really tightly shot sequences that i’ll get to.. but their broken up by padding and padding nad more padding. This film is bloated, it needed to be edited down but she clearly REFUSED TO, gunshy after the whole Ares thing last time... and thus shot herself in the foot repeadtly. I sitll have some hope for the next movie and Rogue Squadron, but Jenkins rightfully lost any blind faith I had in her this film would be good just as the directors of it chapter 2 lost it by.. making a terrible sequel to a great movie. Given this happened in the span of a year you’d THINK i’d of prepared myself for that.. but no. Sadly.. no. 
But back to the point of this section: the film is just really padded. A lot of it is just scenes going on longer than they need to but there are some specific bits, some recurring others all in one go, that just really get tedious and pad things out. Let’s rattle em off shall we? The Opening: Now the opening is gorgeously shot, and it is nice to see Thymesicra again.. but the sequence is twiece as long as it needed to be, often just devolves into frantic shots of running.. and really dosen’t need to be here. I love Thymesicra, I love Hipolita, I love this damn beautiful island.. but we did not need it for this one. I THOUGHT it was there because the climax would be Max and Barbra invading the island or something.. but no. It has nothing to do with the main plot other than selling the film’s message “Nothing good comes from lies and shortcuts” which is a good message.. but the film already conveys that well. For all it’s flaws it well conveys the fact that the easy way to get what you want ALWAYS comes with a cost. That you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need. So we didn’t need 10 minutes of amazons running around just to make a point that the film already makes and it wreaks of Warner wanting to put the amazons in the film because “that’s what people expect.” 
Steve Trevor Dinking Around for 20 Minutes: I will admit as dumb as it was.. I really loved the Steve Trevor 80′s fashion show. Oh it was dumb.. beyond belieif.. but it’s REALLY hard to hate a good 5 minutes of chris pine putting on stupid 80′s outfits. I do think like a lot of this film it was longer than it needed to be and it defintely needed a good catchy 80′s tune alongside it, just go full bollocks if your doing this, but otherwise it’s just hard not to joy, even if in a so bad it’s good kind of way, this kind of lunacy in a major stuido film
That goodwill died quckily as the next 15 goddamn minutes, 5 for the fashion show which while i liked it did not need to be in the film as long as it was, were just steve getting used to the new world of the 80′s. While I like the idea of Steve now in Diana’s roll as stranger in a strange land, instead of using it cleverly or having him ruminate over all his friends being dead Captain America style or .. a billion other things we could’ve used this time for if you really needed it, we instead just get Steve and Diana farting around for 20 minutes and Chris Pine making stupid faces. Chris Pine deserved better than this. He seems to be a steerling person in his personal life and I seriously doubt he’s done any movie bad enough to have earned this.. I mean he did do Star Trek: Into Darkness but NONE of those films problems were his fault. It’s just really, REALLY terrible, and even more boring in padded in places than this film but without the good bits or the haminess of pedro pascal to make it even remotely watchable. Point is i’m doing a blind look, and this is blind I just came up with tihs bit while I was writing and have not looked at chris pine’s filmography before, to see if there’s anything really bad enough to justify him being put through this buffonery. 
Turns out .. yeah yeah he did. Two films in fact are just bad enough that he did in fact sign on to something bad enough to justify this. There were one or two other contenders but Princess Diaries 2 was earlier in his career, Into The Woods much like Into Darkness was not his fault and honestly if I were offered a part in a glitzy hollywood adaptation of a beloved musical i’d sign on too without heistation, and while Wrinke in Time is kind of a mess, Chris Pine is easily one of the best parts of it.  No the two films that make him DESERVE the goofy terrible fish out of water stuff are this means war, a film I saw throughly savaged by Matthew “Film Brain” Buck, which is about two douchey cia agents competing over a woman without thinking that MAYBE the choice is hers, and also setting up CONSTNAT SURVILENCE over her and basically stalking her to sabatoge each others dates. And while I did mention that review, because it did give context.. even from the trailer I could tell this was sexist, bro douchey, and stupid and wanted no part of it. So yeah signing on this this, post star trek’s success where he had his pick of projects and was at the hight of his fame.. is inexcusable.  The other is just... the kind of embarassing dtv film a person does before they get famous but is so horrendously premised that I still can’t give it to him. Like I get needing work, I do comissions 10 for movies now and 5 for tv show episodes and issues of comics if you were curious, so I understand that.. but even at his most desperate... why would you possibly take... this?
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.. wait is that Stephen Tobowsky in the credits? Good god his career is depressing some time.. but at least unlike chris I GET him being in this as he needs money and despite his long and storied career, has to take what he can get. Wheras Chris was a promsing young star who while needing a break, CAN’T of thought this would be remotely sucessful and can’t of paid that well. But since the poster might not convey the premise.. the premise is Chris is a Blind Man looking for love set up on BLIND DATES. 
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It sounds like a fucking Adam Sandler film premise. I’m honestly suprised he hasn’t remade this film with himself, david spade, or rob schinder, whose apparently on good terms with him again, god help us all. And DON’T. TELL. HIM. He still hasn’t made that worst film imaginable he promised for getting Snubbed for Uncut Gems. Yes I know, Hubie Halloween came out but that was in production long before the promise and not that bad. Not great, pretty average, but not terrible. Point is do not tempt Adam Sandler to remake this film. He still owes us the worst film he can muster INTENTIONALLY, as Pixels, Rediculous Six, That’s My Boy? That was all him trying to make  GOOD movie. Be afraid be VERY afraid. The other point is this premise is just really bad, REALLY offensive to blind people to make being blind into a stupid punchline, and I.. will probably watch this at some point because i’m bafflingly curious about this terrible terrible thing Chris Pine probably wanted us all to forget about, but will now never have that luxury as long as I live. The Fireworks Scene: This one is just..really dumb. Like really dumb. Every bit of this scene was dumb and we could’ve just.. had them get on a plane to egypt like normal people or steal a jet off screen. So to get to Egypt, Diana and Steve steal a jet which Steve can somehow fly despite decades of progress in how planes work at this point and him not knowing what radar is. He also gets shot ot at because Diana FORGOT, somehow, that radar exists and didn’t tell him. They also steal a jet instead of just taking an airliner or her calling in a favor since while it’s been a good few decades and Etta is sadly long dead, the candy family probably knows and loves her well enough and probably still has some military personal who could pull some strings and bring a jet over from london. It’s a stretch.. but not much more than “let’s steal a plane and hope we don’t die. “
Why this is in the padding section is because we then get a way too long bit of the two flying through a field of fireworks.. which also apparently existed LONG before steve was even born, so I donn’t quite get why he’s so shocked. And while i’ts not a bad CONCEPT for a scene the fact the two are being persued by the military for stealing a jet AND have to get to egypt so urgently they had to steal the jet in the first place lest Max do something horrible, which he ends up doing anyway... to take 10 minutes to gaze at the pretty fireworks. It’s just.. a waste of time in a movie that wasted already too much time. 
Some of the barbra scenes: We’ll dive more into Barbra in a bit, and this is easily the least offesnive on this list, but a lot of the scnees of her discovering her new power could’ve been compressed. There are seperate scenes of her discovering she dosen’t need glasses anymore and picking up a ton of weight at the gym, while in 80′s workout clothes because of course she is. Both of those could’ve been one, either having her pick up something heavy like nothing casually or just having her glasses fall and break at the gym, have some cute guy help her up to help sell the wish making her feel noticed, and realize she don’t need em. It’s minor in comparison, but a good chunk of her plot badly needed to be streamlined. 
And those are just the main offenders. The film’s pacing in general is just attrocious. It takes half an hour for the plot to move along most of the time.. there’ ssome good character stufff but they could’ve better weaved it into the plot and in some Barbra scenes and most of Max’s they DID. It’s just for the most part there’s a lot of repttition of stuff we already knew and figured out and it takes forever for the plot to move to the next phase until the last half hour. And by then my niece was already in the kitchen playing with her new slime having enitrely checked out, my mom was asleep and my brother just wanted this film over already and both of us were only hanging in out of obligation. This film blows most of what little potetial it has taking too damn long to get to the point. As I said it’s fine for a film to be long.. but while Endgame had laggy sections and some of it’s own problems.. it USED the huge runtime effectivey, using the first hour to both show our heroes had truly lost, then to set up the post-time skip world and just what had become of our heroes and their arcs for the movies. The second hour is mostly the time heist, a fun tour through the mcu’s history that also helps progress arcs and the final act is basically one MASSIVE glorious battle featuring every single hero who hadn’t suffered a non-snap related death in one of the best big action scnenes i’ve ever seen. It was well crafted and it’s slower moments were for character stuff and not because they felt the film needed to feel as long as the rest of the year had felt.  But while it was the film’s main flaw and the main reason i’ts bad instead of mediocre..there’s one other massive flaw that utterly sinks the damn film and robs of it of a lot of it’s emotional weight The Character Assassination of Diana Prince:
Now we get to the part that really pisses me off one that was already kinda bad while watching but just got worse the more I thought about it: Diana’s Charcterization here. Despite being flawless in the first film.. here it’s just bad. It’s bad and it should feel bad. I can’t fathom how Jenkins lost touch so badly with the character, and I don’t think the Co-Writer Remotley helped.  The Co-Writer for this film was Geoff Johns, a dc wunderkind whose reinvented the flash, green lantern, the justice society of america and aquaman, all brilliantly. The last one was even largely the basis for his damn fun movie. I have a lot of respect for the man... but like a lot of creators he’s not immune to screwing up and has made a LOT of mistakes, the biggest being forcing Cyborg away from the titans and into the justice league not for diversity’s sake like he probably claims.. but really because he didn’t want to use John Stewart instead of Hal Jordan, who he has an odd obession with i’ve never gotten, something the incoming writer of Green Lantern, Geoffry Throne, turns out to have complained about for years, as well as apparnetly giving out about Jordan SO MANY TIMES, that an entire artcle was made revealing this... and I’m perfectly fine with that as it should be clear I don’t like Hal Jordan all that much and while he’s been in some good runs, the other earth lanterns are FAR more intersting than him and far more unique. Thankfully the new series seems to be focusing on multiple of them and while hal seems to be getting some focus, Simon and Jessica are the main stars of modern day. So hell yeah to that. Let’s get back to the actual point. 
The point being that one of his weaknesses as a writer.. is he really dosen’t get Wonder Woman. He just dosen’t. During Justice League he wrote her as a violent warrior and during Infinite Crisis, as expertly pointed out by LInkara during his review of it a few years back, he had her “not understand what being human is” .. despite this being at the SAME TIME as that Greg Rucka run I mentioned, meaning at the time of Inifnite Crisis, she had her own embassy for her people set up, had written a book, and had just spent a good chunk of that run trying to free an old friend who’d been brainwashed into a psychotic killing machine from her mechanical inhancments killing her and driving her insane. She willingly blinded herself with fucking snake venom to save the world from Medusa’s gaze and avenge a child THEN went on a long and arduous quest for the gods simiply to ressurect said child, with no intent of getting her sight back and only getting it back because Athena willingly gave hers up for being so noble. She is someone who is compatsionate, empathetic and noble. Not a kill happy warrior who loves fighting and blood. She fights because she has to, she does not hesitate and she does kill when needed.. but she is not some weird enigma to humanity. She’s throughly human despite being made of clay and not raised among regular humans. She’s a person, and Geoff just dosen’t get that. He get Superman, the flash, batman, other heroes just fine. He redefined aquaman well like I said. But for some damn reason he just dosen’t get Diana and can’t get a good grasp on her and while a good choice of co writer for practically any other dc movie and a good choice to right the ship for the dceu, he was the second possible worst choice to handle this character and likely is at least partially responsible for her character taking such a nosedive. By the way just in case you think better of him for only being second worst.. this is the worst. 
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Yes that actually happened.. thankfully not in the main canon and likely because Frank Miller really REALLY needs to get some help. 
Point is he was a bad choice and while I still give Patty Jenkins some discredit for helping with this, I do feel Geoff easily could’ve agreed with or came up with some of the worse ideas here without really thinking them through because this simply isn’t a character he cares about what happens to her or knows that well.  Things START fine: in present day we get a pretty fun action sequence in a mall with what my brother called Dollar Store Micheal Keaton.. but because Max was already perfectly cast, there wasn’t room for this screen legend. Plus he was probably busy shooting Morbius for.. whatever his role is there. I hope it’s the vulture. My point is DSMK is delightfully hammy and weird and helps kick up an already fun mall sequence.. while I was apparnetly the ONLY one who enjoyed this cheesy but awesome sequence in my family aside from my niece, she hadn’t rightfully checked out at this point, I still love it. It does bring up the slight problem of Diana being active years before... but given The Suicide Squad with it’s vast colorful cast of supervillians and the fact the freaking Justice Society are getting introdcued and given their gimmick even if WWII isn’t involed this time they had to have been active for some time before they presumibly vanished. My point is the whole Zack Snyder thing of “Metahumans are new and you should fear them” has been quitely retconned out and this will all likely be explained with the whole flashpoint thing... (Shudders).. not the retcon the DCEU needs a good coat of paint and unlike the XCU I dont think their going to waste a second chance, I just want a flash film that’s actually about barry and not another adaptation of a storyline few people liked ot start with. Point is that’s not really a huge issue and I prefer DIana being active than the implication she did nothing and her doing small bits of heroisim, like saving a woman from getting hit by a car or resucing pets and bigger ones like the mall just .. fell like Diana. It’s all downhill from there though. For starters there’s Barbra. It starts well: Diana is the only person to not only notice Barbra but treat her nice, and the two strike up a friendship.. which I honeslty wish was more as there was a lot of potetial there and both have great chemistry, not to mention showing Diana’s bisexuality on screen would be a really damn good move forward for representation, but that’s more on me and given how homophobic big companies can be, i’m unsuprised Warner wouldn’t let Patty take that route. 
Point is it starts well enough.. but instead of the two actually having a deep freindship and possible relationship that is heartbreaking when it’s broken.. Diana just sort of forgets about her except when she needs her for the plot, and thus what should’ve been an emotionally breaking subplot leading to an utterly heartbreaking fight at the climax.. was just Diana being a dick, taking advantage of someone, and then getting a bit self righteous when the person you basically abandoned and didn’t notice made a wish till it was too late wants to keep the one thing that’s ever made her feel special. 
It dosen’t help the comics did this whole thing better and is likely where Jenkins got the inspiration: During Rebirth Barbara Minvera was converted from a vicious ruthless bitch and a half, if still a brilliant character, to a tragic figure: one who while a bit cold and standofish, was genuinely diana’s friend, tricked into thinking she was abandoned, then became the bride of a horrifying god who punsiheed her for the “crime”.. of not being a virgin. While removing the whole cat god thing is understandable.. they removed pretty much everything that made that intresting and Rucka worked hard to make for a cliche “Nerd becomes evil” plot that’s been done a milion times nad makes dsiana look horrible.  But while this is bad.. it PALES in comparisoin to the elephant in the room here. 
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No no elephant sweetie not wild pig. No.. it’s once Diana makes her wish on the magical wishing stone form the trickster god.. and brings steve back. See her bringing him back only for her to have to give him up to save the world.. that’s not bad. It’s a great way to bring chris pine back, ratchet up tension and ultimately give her proper closure for steve so she can move on.  The problem.. is HOW steve comes back and how the movie handles that. Steve comes back.. by possesing some random guy. That itself is not a bad idea, as while it’s weird, A) I’m a weirdo and proud of it so i’mf ine with weird and B) it gives us a price to the wish like the other wishes: steve comes back.. but he has to take someone else’s life to do so. Diana has to sacrifice an innocent man she dosen’t know anything about in order to get her happy ending. That could’ve lead to some great drama, with Diana realizing how wrong this is and forcing herself to give him up with Steve’s blessing, as Steve would likewise not feel right about this. He could’ve had family or a girlfriend or something that were jeaporadzied if Diana kept Steve.  The problem.. is they handled it horribly. really horribly. Diana and Steve.. almost NEVER mention the fact that he’s basically taken a life. They don’t ask if the guy is dead, they don’t ask who he was and they don’t try to find a way to get him a new body or a dying one or some other ghost can’t do it style shenanigan. And the fact i’m comparing this subplot to ghost can’t do it should tell you this is very bad. And it gets worse as the two have sex.. and whiel I dind’t think about it while watching the movie... afterwords? Yeah.. that’s.. that’s rape. The guy didn’t consent to letting them use his body. Now granted if Steve could leave the body at willand the guy was like “Sure why not” then that’d be fine.. but he has no way of consenting. Sure STEVE did.. but this ain’t his property. This isn’t his body to decide who he fucks. It’s random guy whose body he stole. Hell they didn’t even stop to consider if this guy might be gay which given Diana is bisexual makes no goddamn sense. So that’s another possible layer of wrong on this sundae of what the actual hell. I mean.. how do you bungle writing so bad your main character ends up as a rapist? That’s a special kind of incompetence in 2020 I tell you. 
It just turns Diana from a kind noble woman who looks out for everyone.. into a creepy asshole who willingly sacrifices some guy she dosen’t know, something a well written Diana would NEVER do, to get what she wants. This is not diana prince. This is “out of the way sperm bank” levels of charactera assasination” and the fact steve has to talk her into letting him go just makes it worst. Diana here is selifhs, unsympathetic and terrible and it brings the whole film down despite Gal Godot’s best efforts to try and make this work. She fails.. but it’s not on her as an actress, she’s terrific, but on the writing for Diana being so bad. She just comes off as selfish and irredemible and i’ts horrifying to see. As one last note Steve is reduced to more of a cutout this time, so any possible emotinal weight not already destroyed by the rape is entirley missing. Just good god they did Diana dirty for this one. And it dosen’t help her villians.. are done much better. Speaking of..
Barbra: A Mixed Cat Out of a Mixed Bag As the title should make clear Barbra is kind of a mixed bag. On the one hand.. Kristin Wiig is fantastic. Like holy crap I had some small doubts about her being cast in the role but she nailed both the sweet put upon nerd at the start and the ruthless individual desperate to stay special at the end really well and the reason her scenes aren’t as draggy despite a lot being padding are Wiig just really sells the transformation, going from being giddy at a sudden influx of attention to feeling powerful.. to feeling dangerous and being deseprate to do whatever it takes to hold onto her power and being furious when she looses it.  The problem is.. it’s all in the acting. Writing wise the story is horribly cliche. It’s why her having feelings for Diana was a suggestion that popped into my head: that’s actually intresting. A put upon nerd who envy’s a hero but ends up instead resenting them and wanting to kill them isn’t new. Amazing Spider-Man 2, which I thankfully haven’t seen but has that plot, Incredibles, and the one that the movie steals from the most.. Batman Returns. While wanting to kill the hero wasn’t part of that one, the whole “blonde whose still attractive even before the makeover has some supernatural thing happen to her and turns into an extrovert with a cat motif who is determined to take what she wants despite the cost.” While i’ts not 1 for 1, mostly becasue Catwoman actually had a romantic relationship with the hero, it’s REALLY hard to ignore just how much it seems to curb from Returns. And I haven’t even seen the movie the whole way through, just about half, really need to, not the point. Point is, it just feels like a rehash of a better done version of the plot.  And the sad part is the comics GAVE Patty and Geoff two much better versions that could’ve followed the same path. Pre-Rebirth/Flashpoint, she was a ruthless woman from the getgo and simply could’ve been that, being friends with Diana.. but being too selfish and envious to truly let her in and thus relishing in her new power and showing off who she really was. The other, and better option for the narrative is the previously mentioned rebirth one: A sarcastic and hard but likeable woman who has had to scrape and claw to do what she loves, which is archelogy, despite her father being vastly against it because he’s a dick. Someone who through tragic misunderstanding becomes a tragic monster. That latter version would’ve fit in perfectly, having her like diana and just want to be her.. but a combination of her own inseucrites and the stone strip away her empathy and increase her jealousy and Diana neglecting her could’ve been a concious choice: Diana being too busy with steve and stopping max to see what was happening and thus be heartbroken to fight her true friend. Instead we just get.. catwoman but less good. Wiig tries her best and often succeeds but even she can’t really fix this.  It also dosen’t help that selfishness aside.. Barbra is far more sympathetic. She’s contantly put upon and ignored by her cowowkres nad even her boss, who oftne forgets she works there, and finally meets someone who seems to care.. onlyf or that person to ignore her and go off and have adventures and really horribly implicated sex. So she wishes to be like this person, to be confident and loved and able to walk in heels and strong and gets it and slowly looses who she was to it. Hell the moment where she apparently CROSSES THE LINE by possibly killing some guy.. is entirely ruined by picking the wrong target. Instead of it being her boss or one of her co workers who mockeda nd humilated her.. i’ts the same guy who tried to assault her out for revenge. She’s beating up.. a bad person. She’s doing what Diana would do in a good way..
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Sure she does take a turn for the evil, after hearing about the wishing stone destroying civilizations.. she sides with max.. but she’s still more sympathetic. Her resintment of Diana which should just be the meta commentary Jenkins intended on relationships between women where it becomes competitive due to societal bullshit, instead comes off justifed. Diana abandoned her, Diana is also being selfish with her wish, diana raped a man, Diana wants Max to stop.. but has to be TALKED into letting her wish go. While Diana is trying to save the world you can’t fault Barbra for not trusting her. For someone who preaches honesty, all Diana is to Barbra is a liar. While she does side with Max who earlier manipualted her by seducing her and stealing the stone... she KNOWS he’s not a great person, and this time instead of being the used, she’s the user. She knows he can make her even STRONGER, knows he can let her keep being who she wants to be if not BETTER, and knows he needs someone on his side.. and knows he won’t screw her over with her wish since he needs Diana off his back to become powerful enough to face her. Barbra comes off as cunning, manipulative and way more likeable than the hero, instead of the tragic villian she was inteded as. If nothing else, if she shows up in the sequel I will watch it even after this one was pretty damn bad and hopefully sh’ell be better written next time to match Wiig’s hard work. Now.. i’ve saved the best for last as while i’ve compalined a lot.. there is ONE aspect of the film that is genuinely good and while I get not everyone liked it.. Is urea s hell did
Maxwell Lord: Perdo Pascal Saves this film by eating the set whole like galactus. 
Maxwell Lord.. is the best part of this movie. Easily. Unlike the other main characters, he’s written well, acted well if hammy as all hell, and is true to the comics. Part of this I freely admit is that when I heard Max was a villian here I expected none of his JLI version to survivie. I should explain.. in the comics Max is defined by two diffrent phases of how he was written; The first was in Giffen and Demattis run on justice league, which was more of an action comedy with emphasis on the comedy> There was still serious stuff and villians to face, it’s just our heroes were a bunch of likeable misfits and b-list heroes doing their best while cracking jokes and disfunctionally clashing with one another. It’s good stuff.  Max was the heart of that: a selfish manipulative buisness man who grew to like the league and rebelled against the robot intellegence that got him that far, earning him a fair spot on the team. Sure he was a sleazy, shady 80′s buisness man, but he has a good heart underneath the opprotunsitic nature. 
Come the run up to infinite crisis despite being a metahuman, he started irationally hating metahumans, claimed to have always hated them, and set up a vast conspriacty to kill em all. He also hyjacked superman, which lead to Wonder Woman being forced to snap his neck and being booed for it by superman despite the fact you know.. she was trying to stop him from killing batman and had no other cohice. The rest of the world got the clip out of context.. but even then she’d already killed months ago for the medusa thing I mentioned before, and despite Medusa only speeking ancient greek, the world, which tihs was broadcast too hence the danger of medusa killing trillions of viewers watching at home, they got the context that Wonder Woman was the good guy and was killing for good reason. It was just.. kind of stupid even if Rucka did his best with it is what i’m saying. 
Point is there were two maxes: the sleazy and manipulative but well meaning buisness man and semi-con man and the manipulative but well intentioned master mind. So the movie.. combined both beautifully. He’s a manipulator as always, having set up a ponzi scheme and getitng called out on it by what turned out to be Simon Stagg.. who for some reason is the virtious if assholish buisness man here despite in the comcis being an utterly corrupt asshole constnatly ttrying to prevent his daughter from marrying this guy
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This is Metamorpho, the element man, archelogist Rex Mason who thanks to the orb of Ra turned into this guy, an embodiment of the elments who can transmute his body into anything on the perodic table. Why HE hasn’t been in a movie yet his nemisis now has been is beyond me and there are better dc businessmen to have used. 
Point is this Max is shady, ambitious and sleazy.. and badly failing his scheme falling around him. But his reason for wanting to be a rich, powerful man after growing up a poor immigrant.. is utterly symapthetic. He has a son in this adaptation and wants to make him proud. I’ts CLEARLY not his only motivation, he also just wants to be proud and the finale reveals hsi father was abusive, and his classmmates alienated him for being an immigrant. He has a chip on his shoulder due to having a rough life and just wanting his moment in the sun. It makes Max relatable: His actions are NOT okay but we get why he merges with the wishing stone: because this is his shot. And most of the people he fucks over with his wishes.. are bad people. he cons some good people sure but Stagg is an asshole and the prince he cons wants to kick foreigners out of his homeland. Max, like Barbra, while not a GOOD person still is more likeable than diana.  He just.. feels like Max. He’s what Max could’ve been if he gave into the power instead of fighting against it. If he'd teamed up with the alien robot thing to take over the world instead of resiting it. So while he’s a bad guy like he’s been sadly turned into in the comics.. he feels like a CONVINCING version of Max as a bad guy. Like he genuinely turned evil of his own will and his own ambition. 
It also helps he’s written compitently. Unlike Diana, whose entirely miswritten to a point NO amount of good acting and no amount of Gal Godot’s talents could save, and Barbra, whose great but only because her character had too little to be great but just enough to give Kristin Wiig room to work with Gal simply did not have. Seriously I feel terrible for Gal Godot, she’s a genuinely talented actress and a genuinely kind and great person whose a LOT like Diana herself when written properly.  But Pedro Pascal? Since his character isn’t too badly written, and he has room to work.. he’s allowed to just be awesome. Since I haven’t watched the Mandolorian yet, I know, I KNOW, trust me.. I KNOWWW. But since I hadn’t this was my first proper exposure to Pedro Pascal..and his talent speaks for himself. In a weak movie, he is the shining star.  He’s also hammy as shit, but it WORKS because the film is redicouls. The Wishin Rock plot line and Max merging with it.. it’s bonkers. But he has just the right mix of bonkers hammy acting that’s fun to watch, and actual character work in the ham. He’s eating the scenery hand over fist, utterly devouring it.. but it fits the character as while Max was more of a subtle ham, a guy who just radiated smug and who more got into histornics when things went tits up like the time Blue Beetle and Booster Gold took the JLU’s funds to build an island resort on an island that turned out to be sentient and didn’t like that much and yes, all of that happened and it was as funny as it sounds. Point is being a showman whose always on, always talking and always got a plan.. that’s Maxwell Fucking Lord, and Pascal’s over the top acting fits that kind of character like a glove. 
It also fits the film well: the film comes off more like a 2000′s superhero film, one that takes itself super seriously.. but is really, REALLY goofy in places. It honest to god feels like one of the Sam rami spider-man films, ones I REALLY need to revisit and the results of that you’ll likely see, but without the self awarness rami had.. for the first two I mean by the third with the whole saturday night fever sequence, he’d really lost it. Love the guy though, still need to watch Army of Darkness and yes you may boo me.  Point is the film is bonkers and cheesy and dosne’t realize it but Pascal does so he just.. has fun with it. His haminess when asking someone for a wish, his great ways of reversing those wishes so he benifits from the consequences, taking them off the board while furthring his own goals. Max is just.. awesome, and so is pascal. He got a life long fan in me from this performance. And of all people he took his inspriation from Nick Cage which is a perfect fit as Cage is fucking great at acting absolutely batshit while still acting his ass off. Pascal really deserves full credit for this film for more than just being lovingly over the top. He’s genuinely good.
And that shines through greatly in the climax. First off the final fight between Cheetah and Wonder Woman is awesome.. just one of the best superhero fights i’ve seen on film and i’ve seen some whoppers. Great back and forth, great coreography and brutal intensitiy the whole way through with Diana being forced to possibly kill Barbra despite not wanting to hurt her. Just a hell of one. But the real centerpice is the wish vortex. Pascal just drops all pretense and goes ultra instinct ham, just letting it all hang out as he ascneds to god hood... but how he’s beaten.. is easily the most brilliant part of the film and one of the few times Gal Godot genuinely gets to show off her talent in this one: Wonder Woman defeats the bad guy not with brute force, not that she can, or some cool fight.. though we did get the cool fight too so that’s nice.. she simply uses her head and her heart. She uses her head by taking advantage of the fact max is broadcasting to the world, as villians tend to, and giving his bogus offers to whoevers listneting. So Diana counters this.. by simply speakking from the heart, enrouging those watching not to give in and to renounce the wish.. so the consequences can be renounced too. Even if it’s hard, even if it costs you.. what your doing will cost others so much more. And she finsihses this by using the Lasso of Truth on max, making him tear down his delusions about himself and see that his actions, which have caused world war III by the way as he maniupated the president.. who for some reason was not Regan. While Regan was a bastard.. that’s exactly the reason I wanted hi mthere as this film would’ve been better had one of the parts of the climax been Diana fighting a 50 foot tall rouge ronald regan. Admit it you’d see that in theaters if it was safe to go. 
POint is max sees he’s only HURTING his son, that this is for HIM not for his boy.. and that if he dosen’t let this power go, if he dosen’t just accept a peaceful life and let the world spin the way it’s supposed to and not emplode jus tso he can be a god... his son will be gone. So he gives it up and goes back to his boy in a touching moment. Though for some reason his son somehow got from Max’s office to the middle of a fucking highway. How is he not dead? I dunno we’re almost done here. Point is max is easily the highlight of the film and the reason it’s not ALL horrible along with Barbra.  Final Thoughts: Wonder Woman 1984.. is a disapointment. What I thought would be an easy film of the year contender.. instead ended up being an ungodly mess with unfortunate implications, a messy slapped together plot and WAYYYYY too much filler. As I said it had it’ sbright spots especially max and barbra.. but hte ultimate product is WAYYYY less than Patty Jenkins is capable of and since a third film is apparently inevitible, I can only hope next time she learns from this and does better. Also get Pedro Pascal his own Justice League international series as Max’s grandson or something YESTERDAY. Seriously even people who didn’t like this film would love it and it’s not like he can’t do this between seasons of Mando. He did We Can Be Heroes for god’s sake.. which was somehow a better film than this one. I guess 2020 had to disapoint me one last time huh? Well we’re in a new year now... and hopefully the Suicide Squad won’t also be a huge diapointment. If you enjoyed this lnog rant on a movie from a week or two ago, follow me for more. I’m currently doing retrospectives on the life and times of scrooge mcduck, scott pilgrim, grant morrisons new x-men, and i’m soon going to finish up a Darkwing Duck one focusing on Just us Justice ducks. And once they come back this year I plan on reguarlly covering Ducktales, Loud House, Owl House, Amphibia, and Final Space. So keep an eye out for that and until then, Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye. 
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brainless-out · 5 months ago
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Top 10 bias tag
Since I’ve done the male one, I really want to list my favourite kdrama actresses 😆
My top 10 actresses bias list, in no particular order.
This is both easier and also so much harder than the previous one because I hold a lot of ladies inside my heart.
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Jo Bo Ah
Well, this one at least is simply easy ! Don’t tell me you’re surprised if you follow my blog. I have always been all about Jo Bo Ah, no matter the number of dramas she does that I drop ! She was so funny and cute in Surplus Princess ! Adorable ! And she seems to be that way in real life too from what I’ve seen of her interviews. All I wish is for her to keep being successful and do dramas that I can actually watch. Fingers crossed for 2021 !
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Jung So Min
She is a great actress and I love whatever it is that she gives off when she plays. There is this delicatness and yet there’s such a feeling of tranquil strength and an impression of standing so firm that I love about her. I also think that she is very smart about the dramas that she chooses to act in, even though I have not been a fan of all of them. And I do appreciate that she has a past where she just wanted to dance and then she switched passion and got into acting (we absolutely need Jung So Min in a drama about a dancer, this is her lane, give it to us now please). She has that sort of regular feeling to her (except that she is really pretty which is not very regular at all) and I don’t know, I feel like she is quiet but so passionate about acting. But that would be my one sided impression since I’ve never seen interviews of her but I did see some non-translated clips of her guesting on a radio show and she seemed that way too me. Anyway, I love her and I wish her the best but I’m not worried, she totally knows what she is doing.
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Park Shin Hye
I think part of my affection for her comes from the fact a lot of people were being very hard on her around the time of The Heirs. I also feel frustrated because they don’t cast her in dramas that properly use her. She fares better in movies that offer her a wider range of characters to play. Still, I hope her new drama wil change things for her. She can totally play ‘darker’ characters and it saddens me to see her stuck in the eye-candy role, especially since she herself has said that she wanted to play more diverse roles and it has apparently fallen into deaf’s ears. I really think she needs a kdrama role where she plays a grey villainess, the kind that many actors get but not so often actresses. But I also love how active of a person she is and how generous and... she just seems very easy going and warm. The Three Meals a Day episodes when she was a guest are still my all time favourites of the show. She just comes off as a down to earth low-key perfect girl to me and that’s probably why netizens are so quick to pick on her, jealous as they are 😤
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Kim Go Eun
Kim Go Eun is a queen. I love that she is a movie actress rather than a kdrama actress, although it seems that she had decided to change that. She has so much emotions and range, I love that scene of Hit And Run Squad was her surprise appearence at the end of the movie and she had just two lines in it !!!! Canola is a cinematic gem !!!! Coin Locker Girl deserved to stand next to Parasite and The Handmaident !!! Even in Memories of the Sword, which has he-that-I-shall-not-name (I had no idea about his scandals back then), she stood her ground against those two gigantic acting monsters. She is always very good at every role she is given and it is sad that kdramaland has no idea how (or intention) to fully exploit that and instead confines her in those damsel roles, at least for the past two dramas that she has done. She deserves so much more !!! Just look at her !!! She is a star !!!!! She can play everything !!!! Give her something to work on !!!! Who needs a male lead when you have Kim Go Eun seriously ???
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Go Ah Sung
I don’t talk enough about her but Go Ah Sung is also a queen and a star, very much like Kim Go Eun, and she has been so for a long while. Seeing her carefully choosing her projects is a pleasure and she has had so very few misses in her career in my opinion. She is a treat to watch in kdramas but honestly, if not having her in kdramas means we’ll get movies like Samjin Company English Class or A Resistance, then I’m all for it ! Especially if the dramas she chooses to do when she dives back in kdramaland are anything like Life On Mars or Heard It Through the Grapevine. Much like Jung So Min, it is obvious to me that this young woman knows exactly what she is doing, and she does it so well that there is no need to worry about her. A queen amongst queens, to have a filmography like the one she has at only 28 years old is really amazing.
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Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young's filmography is also impressively long for someone who is not even thirty yet and frankly, when you watch her in her best dramas, her experience in this field really shows. She radiates an incredible energy in the Crowned Clown and even in her less impressive dramas, like Memorist for exemple, you can just feel how good she is at acting despite the writing being rather empty. Her last drama, Kairos is purely amazing and she is incredible in it. In the young actresses pond, she is definitively one fish that I would not worry about as she has a great amount of talent and charisma. I have no doubt that she will definitively become a household name in the field of kdramas in the future and I am not worried one bit for her. She has got everything she needs to be successful and I am happy just thinking of all the great dramas she’ll one day do. 
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Song Yoon Ah
Do you know how great Song Yoon Ah is ? No, you don’t because she is much greater than whatever you are thinking about right now ! She was the only memorable thing that remained of The K2 in my memory and her intensity is only matched by her beauty ! I may or may not have cried 3 years worth of tears while watching her Wedding Dress movie and I might or might not have challenged her drama-husband to a duel to death for her hand (in my mind) while watching Secret Mother. All lights dim in my eyes as soon as she appears and if Go Ah Sung and Kim Go Eun are queens, then Song Yoon Ah is the Empress. Bow to her or be exiled. There is no other choice.
(I had made such a perfect meme about her majesty on my previous blog while I was watching The K2 and I am forever heartbroken at loosing it when I accidentally deleted my blog *sad* *sad* *sad*)
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Jang Young Nam
What I feel for Jang Young Nam is what I suspect what a lot of people feel about Kim Seo Hyung (but I also feel it for Kim Seo Hyung as well) which is a totally unapologetic lady-crush. The lack of Jang Young Nam gifs saddens me by the way. Thankfully, @michyeosseo​ is the heroine of my story, which does not surprises me since she is just amazing like that. Anyway, back to Jang Young Nam. She is amazing. She is sexy. She is talented. She is formidable. And she is cruelly underrated. But this is changing !!! And I hope it continues to do so ! Do you know her power ? Wait, I already used that line... still, she is simply incredible and I hope her career follows the likes of Kim Seo Hyung because she is Great and she deserves it, just as Kim Seo Hyung does ! Seriously, I’d let that lady walk on me in high heels. She’s just that hot in my eyes. 
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Ra Mi Ran
Ra Mi Ran isn’t often cast as the lead in kdramas but when she is, she outshines everyone. Black Dog remains one of the best drama of 2020 for me, and she definitively was the star of my heart in it. Black Dog is also officially my favourite drama of Seo Hyun Jin, and also my favourite role of hers as well, still Ra Mi Ran is Ra Mi Ran. I am so happy that she gets to be in so many movies (good movies on top of that) and that she got to be the real lead in a few kdramas (Avenger Social Club, Miracle That We Met though I didn’t like the drama overall, and the inoubliable Reply 1988 of course). She is overflowing with talents, hilarious to watch, the best guests ever in variety shows (her episodes on House of Wheels with Hyeri are still the funniest ones for me, these two together are simply a gold mine) and I’m just so curious about what kind of kdramas she will do affter Black Dog. Honestly, is there anyone in this world who could hate that woman ? There’s no way !
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Hyeri
Last but not least ! I know she doesn’t have a lot of fans, even though Amazing Saturday has warmed up netizens to her variety skills, but I do adore this kid (who is not a kid anymore... time does pass fast indeed). I said that Park Shin Hye seemed easy going but Hyeri seems ten times more than that ! She is absolutely hilarious and I love that she doesn’t take herself seriously. And in a similar fashion to Park Shin Hye, the fact that netizens are being quite harsh on her about her acting does make me want to take her side. She is lovely and she tries ! I agree that it is annoying when idols get casted in big roles when there are perfectly fine actors waiting their turns for years and not being casted but at the same time, it does not warrant the sheer amount of hate they receive about it. Her agency asked her to hand-write a apology letter about her acting in Two Cops because the amount of criticism she was receiving from it was unbelievable (I am glad she left that agency. This is so not the way to deal with that shit). Even Jo Jung Seok was bewildered by it and came to her defense (and this puts him in my good books because male celebrities who come in the defense of women are rare since agencies are pretty scared of the backlash). So yeah, it does make me very sympathetic to her and it really helps that her personality is so nice that it’s very easy to like her. Also her laugh is amazing. I wish her the best with her new drama and I hope she finds her lane.   
I had more actresses that I wanted to add (like Kim Seo Hyung, Kim Mi Kyung, Kin Kyung, Kim Yeo Jin, Eunji...) but I’ll refrain myself or it will be endless. I hope you enjoyed this list ! Feel free to do your own too !
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liessaynotoenvy · 5 months ago
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Pack up the suit
Steve Rogers x Reader
Request from @musicandlow: Maybe a one shot or series if you like with the reader and Steve they both retire from being an avenger to finally settle, get married, and have a family after end game (Steve stays in current time line) 
Word Count: 2.0k words
Warning: Maybe a few curse words and some Endgame spoilers. 
A/n: This was so fun to write and honestly almost teared up. Hope you guys enjoy!
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I groan loudly as I hold a Sakaaran, who is above me trying to stab me. Using all the strength I have left I manage to push it off of me and as I roll back, I grab my sword ready to attack but the sakaaran is gone and all that’s there is dust.
Looking around, I watch as all of Thanos troops disappear. All the ships vanish from the sky, Culls, Chitauri, Sakaaran’s were all blown away. I take a deep breath as I look around to see everyone getting up, still trying to process what happened.
“We won,” I hear a familiar voice say from besides me. I turn and instantly smile as I see Steve standing beside me, holding the Mjolnir and a very broken shield. I nod my head at his words as I attempt to catch my breath and Steve wraps his arms around me. “We did it,” I whisper weakly as I lay my head on his shoulders.
“Yes, we did it.” He whispers before kissing my head.
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Standing at the riverbanks, I sigh as I overlook the Hudson river, waiting for Steve to return from placing the stones from the proper timeline we took them from. Rubbing my arm slightly, I feel a slight shiver run through my body from the engagement ring Steve had given me.
After defeating Thanos, and attending Tony’s funeral, Steve discussed with me that he thinks it's time he and I retire. He and I met shortly after he got out of the ice when the avenger initiative became active due to Loki bringing the Chitahuri to New York.
Shortly after being able to close the portal, Steve finally asked me out on a date. At first, I said no, since it would probably be inappropriate to be in a romantic relationship with someone I work close with, but luckily, I went. He and I hit it off so well, then here we are 11 years later finally engaged.
We talked about marriage throughout our relationship, but we both agreed that with the work we do, it wouldn’t be good to settle down just yet. Especially now knowing what has happened in these past 11 years, it was already hard to maintain our relationship, and I could have only imagined if we started our family as well.
Pulling me out of my thoughts, I feel strong arms wrap around my waist from behind me and a small kiss being placed on the top of my head. I smile as I lean into his touch and continue to look over the river. “I thought about what you said,” I whisper to Steve.
I hear him hum and I turn around to face him. Looking into his blue eyes, I give him a weak smile. “The world is in good hands now; we’ve done our duty. I thought about it, after everything that’s happened... I’m ready to pack up the suit and start our family like we talked about.”
Steve smiles as well as he lifts one of his hands, and places it gently on my cheek. “You sure?” He whispers as his thumb moves gently on my cheek. I nod my head as I tilt my head slightly.
“Yeah, besides Steve, it’s been 11 years since you guys got together, it’s about time you two finally settle.” Steve and I turn to see Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes standing there with a smile on their face. Steve looks at me for a second, before he steps back from me and stands beside me. “You sure?” Steve asks both men. Nodding their heads, I watch a bigger smile grow on his face.
Steve bends over and grabs his shield that was leaning against the bench I was standing next to and he examines it for a moment. It was almost like he couldn’t believe that this was it.
Steve hands it over to Sam, causing his eyes grow wide. “What-”
“It’s about time to pass it on.” Sam hesitates for a second before he glanced at Bucky, who nods. Then Sam grabs the shield and puts it on.
“How does it feel?” I ask as I smile at Sam.
“Like it’s someone else’s” He answers honestly as he examines the shield on him. “It isn’t” Steve says, making Sam look up. I could see there were tears in Sam’s eyes and Steve and he shake hands.
“Thank you. I’ll try my best.” Steve rests his other hand on Sam’s and I smile even more at the cute moment. “That’s why it’s yours.”
Sam then pulls Steve in a hug, causing Bucky and I to laugh and I look at Bucky. “I’ll be sure to have Steve make you both his best men.”
“This is why you were always my favorite.” Bucky says before we both give each other a hug. After we all pull away, Steve grabs my hand and we both look at each other.
This was it.
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“Oh my gosh, Y/n! You look amazing!” I hear Wanda say as I look myself over in the mirror. I smile at her through the mirror and turn to her. “Thank you,”
“Gosh, once Steve sees you in that dress, he might faint.” Wanda says as she walks up behind me with a smile on her face. I look down for a second and I gently place my hand over my stomach.
Yesterday I found out I was pregnant with Steve’s baby. I know, how cliche that I find out I am pregnant just before our wedding.
Wanda notices my movement and her eyes widen. She opens her mouth to speak but it interrupted by someone else. “Well damn Y/n, you clean up nicely.” Bucky says.
Turning around, I laugh at him and pull him into a hug. “Happy you were able to come Buck.”
“And miss my two favorite people get married? I wouldn’t miss it.”
“What about your favorite person?” Sam’s voice suddenly says, causing Bucky and I to pull apart. Sam’s mouth almost immediately drops as he sees me in my dress and Wanda uses her powers to close his mouth. “Careful, don’t want to catch a fly.”
All four of us laugh and Bucky gently grabs a hold on my arm. “Alright kid, let’s get you hitched.”
Nodding my head, all four of us leave my dressing room and head downstairs. I slightly feel my heart begin to pound as we step in front of the door as I realize what is about to happen.
I am about to marry the love of my life. I never thought this day would come.
My bridal party begins to enter and proceed to the front and seconds later I watch as the ushers unroll the aisle runner and everyone in the audience was asked to rise. There were more than 1,000 people who attended our wedding.
Ranging from all avengers, press, friends, they all came to see us get married.
Bucky looks over at me as the music begins to play and I nod my head indicating that I am ready.
Bucky and I step in and begin to walk down the aisle and at first, I kept my head down to make sure I wouldn’t step on my dress and fall on my face. As we made it halfway, I finally look up and meets Steve’s beautiful blue eyes.
From where we are, I could tell he was crying, and I couldn’t help but tear-up myself. We finally got to the steps and Steve gently grabbed my hand. I quickly thank Bucky, causing him to nod and I look at Steve with a loving look. “I love you,” He mouthed to me and I did the same.
The priest allowed everyone to take a seat and began with the ceremony. Shortly after Steve and I say our vows, the priest continues. “Do you, Y/f/n, take this man Steve Grant Rogers as your lawfully wedded husband to have and to hold, in sickness and health, to love, honor and obey, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself solely unto him for as long as you both shall live? If so, answer.”
“I do,” I say proudly as I look at Steve and I watch as his eyes glimmer. “And do you, Steve Grant Rogers, take this Woman Y/f/n to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in heath, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself solely unto her for as long as you both shall live? If so, answer."
“Of course, I do, how could I not.” Steve says, causing myself as well as everyone to giggle. The priest nods as Steve and I place the rings on each other’s fingers, and he continues on. “I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.”
“Don’t have to tell me twice,” I squeal lightly as Steve grabs me by the waist and bends me slightly backwards and connects our lips for the first time as husband and wife. The room erupts in cheers as we kiss and when we pull away, I was blushing madly.
“I love you more than anything, Y/n Rogers” Steve whispers and I giggle. “I love you more than life itself, Steve Rogers.”
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I opened my eyes slowly and see a very peaceful Steve Rogers sleeping besides me. It’s been four years since our wedding and honestly it was everything I could ever dream of.
From the ceremony to the wedding reception, it was amazing. I will never forget how happy Steve was when I told him I was pregnant with our first born. Sarah Rogers.
I know Steve had a very special connection with his mother, so he and I agreed to name her after her. When Steve held her for the first time, he was almost instantly wrapped around her little fingers. She defiantly grew up to be a daddy’s girl. Shortly after Sarah, I got pregnant with our son, Grant and he came out to be Steve 2.0. Both look a lot like their father, but Grant got his blonde hair and my eyes while it was the opposite for Sarah.
I quickly, but quietly, got out of bed and begin to head out our room to start making breakfast for everyone. I open both Sarah and Grant’s door to see they were still sleeping, and I smile. Leaving them be, I go down to our kitchen and begin making pancakes, bacon, and eggs for everyone.
After some time, as I was making plates I watch as Sarah and Grant come running into the dining area with Steve closely behind them. I giggle at them, catching Steve’s attention and he walks over to me. “Good morning, doll.” Steve wraps his arm around me as he gives me a small kiss and I hear the kids groan.
“Ewe mommy, daddy has cooties!” Sarah says, making Steve and I laugh. “Here, these are for the kids, I’m going to finish our plates.”
Steve nods, grabbing the plates and walks back over to the kids. While he serves them their food and can’t help but stop to relish the moment before me. Sure, it’s simple and probably not important to some, but this was everything to me.
Considering where we were in the past to now, I am so grateful for Steve and our family. This all seemed like a dream, but it’s defiantly a dream I hope I don’t wake up from.
I finish making our plates and join the kids as we begin to talk about a trip Steve wants to take us all on as a family. “Can uncle Bucky and Sam come too!” Grant asks and Steve nods as he gently plays with our sons’ hair.
“We can always ask, just have to see if they are busy!” Steve says, making both kids cheer. Steve looks up at me and notice the look of adoration on my face and he winks at me.
From being avengers to living a somewhat normal life, I couldn’t ask for anything more.
“Mommy, can we get a dog?” Both kids ask, causing Steve to look at each others. 
Oh boy. 
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Justice Served
In the years since I had betrayed the Horseman of Death we had reached a peculiar détente. Until recent years he had accepted that the powers he had given me so many eons ago made me his equal and that if I chose to challenge him, he had no guarantee of victory. Indeed, my sword was sharper and my body still the weapon of war it had been when I had been human, while he was more ancient than the earth and accustomed to fighting his battles through his powers as well as treachery and deception. When those tactics proved inefficient he utilized demons for his wet work. I am sure he would have preferred to use reapers if he thought it would not cause outright rebellion. He held their souls but the principles I had instilled in the ones I had recruited as his First held firm, as did their loyalty to me. And so we pass through eternity in a standoff; The Horseman of Death passes the names the Fates give him of those to be collected the reaper corps through my former lieutenants, and I reap where I see fit. However, as he has increasingly chosen to hold back some names the three Fates have tasked me with to be judge, jury, and executioner of the evil he ignores. Tonight, I had judged such a pair guilty and sentenced them to a hideous death and tortuous eternity.
These particular evils were human traffickers. Of all the ways that humanity indulges its evil impulses, I find human trafficking to be the vilest, especially that done on the ‘dark web’. There can be no fouler action than abducting and selling innocents to pedophiles and serial killers. The children he stole from loving parents were raped, beaten, tortured and inevitably killed, spending their last moments on Earth in despair, pain, terror, and confusion, unable to comprehend why their world had been so destroyed. But these pieces of human offal has taken their last child.
After the Sisters had presented me with this task I had done my own reconnaissance, familiarizing myself with my prey and the surroundings they believed themselves safe in. Before me lay an isolated farmhouse, with a barn a hundred yards or so slightly behind and to the left of it. The nearest neighbor was several miles away, providing the pair an ideal location to conceal their ‘business’.
A light was on in the attic of the farmhouse and the barn lay quiet, though I suspect that was not true of what lay beneath it. This night a girl of six was imprisoned in the windowless dungeon the miscreants had created beneath the structure. Two weeks ago they had snatched the girl from her front yard as she played with an older brother when their mother had briefly gone inside their home to fetch some water for the children.  I had traversed time to watch the situation play out, and though it pained me, I had not intervened.
The girl had been close to the street, the boy on the porch. When a nondescript sedan had pulled in front of the house, he had shouted for her to come to him and started towards her, but he had not been fast enough. A woman had emerged from the passenger side, scooped up the little girl, and been back in the car with her struggling, screaming armload and pulling away before the boy could reach them. But not before he had seen the license plate. That, coupled with the description he had been able to give police of the abductor and the sandy-haired male driver, had brought in the human FBI and provided the organization with what they needed to apprehend not just these reprobates, but would also lead to their entire ring of customers. Had I interfered at that moment the little girl now interred in the dungeon might have been saved two weeks of confusion and fear but other children would have continued to be abused and killed. No, it had been necessary for me to watch and wait.
But now the waiting has finished. The light in the attic flicks out. The online auction had come to a close and now, all that remained was for them to prep the child for transport. A nondescript blonde man of nearly 30 emerges from the house, turning to speak to his partner before heading toward the barn. I must move quickly now. With a thought I dematerialize in a black mist that fades away from where I had stood and reform inside the house. The woman, unaware of my presence as I come up behind her, is preparing a repast in the kitchen. Silently, I slip the dagger from my belt and roughly slide my forearm against her chest, dragging her against mine and press the dagger to her throat.
“Make not a sound, or it shall be the last you ever speak.”
She nods her head abruptly. I need not see the fear in her eyes. The scent of it rises from her. With a thought a kitchen chair drags itself over. I turn her around and shove her into it, ropes immediately materializing around her wrists and ankles.
Terror is in her eyes now. The same terror that she had seen reflected in hundreds of children’s eyes and ignored. ‘What /are/ you’?
A slow smile that does not reach my eyes grows on my face. “I am Death, and I have come for you.”
The dagger in my hand does a pretty dance down the side of her neck, leaving a blood trail as it lightly slices into the skin. She screams as it pauses over her breast.
“So now you know what it is like to be terrified and alone. Like all those children you took. Yes,” I answer the unspoken question, “You are going to know what it is like to die too. Slowly. And still, it is not enough for what you have done. But you will have eternity to pay.” I step behind her and raise the dagger to her throat. Slicing the sharp blade across it, I score the carotid artery, and blood begins to spurt. “Scream all you wish. It will neither save you nor hasten your end. You will live long enough to know fear and despair. And then I shall return and take your soul.”
Standing in front of her, I allow myself to dissolve once again into a black mist as my molecules separate and transport to the barn. As I reform in the shadows I can see a light emerging from the trap door in the barn floor and hear the weeping of the child. The girl is tossed up onto the floor, rapped in ropes for transport and unable to move. Too numb to move, too frightened to scream, she lay there as the man’s head and shoulders appear from the trap door. He shoves her aside to make way for him to pull the rest of his body out, but it is unnecessary. Moving up from behind him, I grasp him by the neck pull him the rest of the way up.
The child’s eyes fixate on me and she begins to whimper. Her fear is a tangible thing, its scent a blade in the air. The man roars and struggles as I throw him across the barn to land against a pillar in a spine cracking collision and slumps to the floor. As he tries to shake off the effects of the impact I look kindly at the child, trying to reassure her, knowing it was not yet possible, but still, I must try.
“Fear not little one. I must first take care of some business. Then you will be reunited with those you love.”
Turning my attention back to the stunned man, he pulls himself up. ‘I’m gonna kill you,’ he hisses.
“Now,” smiling evilly, “that would be a trick. Such as you cannot kill Death.”
As much as I would have enjoyed flaying the skin from his body for his crimes, there is not time. I had monitored the human FBI these past two weeks and knew they planned to move on him tonight in the wee hours, and, in fact, where likely already on their way.  As he tries to lunge forward I immobilize him with a look. “Five years ago, you and that creature bleeding out in the house were to have died in a car crash on the way to take your first child. That you did not is a dishonor that I will one day avenge, but for now I will settle for killing you. Instead of the instantaneous, near painless death you would have been granted then, you will die slowly this night in an inferno of my making in an incomplete penance for the children you have taken and sold to their deaths.”
Dismissing him as he stood frozen against the pillar, I turn to the whimpering child.
Lifting her in my arms, I dissolve the ropes that bind her. With a sob she throws her arms around my neck and buries her face in my shoulder. “Shhhh… it is all right child. All will be well now. Sleep now and when you wake, you will remember nothing of this time.”  As the deep sleep I put her into overwhelms her small frame, I cleanse her memories of all that has happened since that day she played with her brother. Without a backward look, I carry her from the barn as it exploded behind us. A little gasoline spread around, some farm chemicals he kept to make this operation look legitimate, and an incendiary thought from myself… it made for quite the fireworks display against the night sky.  Once we are far enough from the blaze, I lay her down in front of the house, materializing a blanket around her to keep the chill off of her. In the distance I hear the sounds of sirens. It is too soon for the Fire Department, even if the distant neighbors had awakened and called them immediately. It must be the human police. Even though they had probably planned a quiet approach to take these two miscreants unaware, the explosion had been enough to trigger lights and sirens.
Misting back into the tree line, I fade from human sight and watch. The flames from the old barn leap for the stars and light the night sky. The sleeping girl is found immediately by the officers as they pulled up and bundled into the back of a car, no doubt to await the arrival of paramedics. She would continue to sleep for the next several hours and when she wakes she will be confused, but there will be no fear. Inhaling, I loosen the bonds on the man in the barn, allowing his screams to shred the night as his body burned alive. And that body would stay alive until I collected the soul from it, just as would the woman’s. A just end, I thought. The screams drew the attention of the police but the flames were too wild for them to enter. As they watched the barn burn, I dematerialized into the kitchen. Blood pooled on the floor under her chair and her head hung to the side at an angle. Her mouth worked without sound, the blood loss nearly complete. She only lived because I had not yet taken her soul. A pair of FBI agents enter the house, sweeping the room with their guns. Quickly, I touch her remove us both to an alternate plain, where we can see them, but the living cannot see us. Manacles magically bind her hands and feet, but she is no longer silent. She screams as the agents enter the kitchen, seeking their aid.
“You waste your time. They cannot hear you and you are beyond human help. But if you want to scream, let us go collect your lover and I shall take you both to a place where your screams will be as music to the ears of its denizens.”
Grasping her chains, I take us both to the barn. As we rematerialize in the holocaust, the charred body of her lover appears melted to the pillar I had left him against. The flesh of his face has burned away, his mouth drawn open in rictus as he tries to force screams through a larynx now too scorched to make sound. Reaching out, I touch him drawing his soul from his body, magical bonds appearing on him as I do. I am aware that the inferno at my back, orange and yellow flames licking the air behind me, the unbearable red, glowing heat surrounding me create an image that will live in their brains and turn their bowels to water for eternity. Which is exactly what I want. With a grim smile I address them both.
“You gave not a thought to what you inflicted upon the children you stole. Now all that was done to them will be done to you in perpetuity. Yours will be an existence of unending pain and humiliation from which there is no recourse. Your souls have lived before and in each life you have been found wanting. You learned nothing, helped no one, have grown not at all. Only your own wants and desires mattered and in each iteration you became more callous, more sociopathic, until you finally reached the end of your opportunities to become something more.”
As the roofing timbers crash around me I grasp their shoulders tightly and mist away into the darkness. The night has ever been my friend.
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54 Bible Verses about Penis Ezekiel 23:20 ESV / 30 helpful votes And lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. Deuteronomy 23:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 14 helpful votes Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ... Ezekiel 23:19-21 ESV / 14 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed your young breasts.” Deuteronomy 25:11-12 ESV / 12 helpful votes “When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity. Zechariah 4:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes He said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” Galatians 5:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. Matthew 5:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Exodus 4:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” Acts 15:1-41 ESV / 6 helpful votes But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ... Matthew 19:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” Deuteronomy 23:1-25 ESV / 6 helpful votes “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord. “No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord. “No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever, because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you. ... Leviticus 19:23-28 ESV / 6 helpful votes “When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, then you shall regard its fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it must not be eaten. And in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the Lord. But in the fifth year you may eat of its fruit, to increase its yield for you: I am the Lord your God. “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes. You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. ... Genesis 2:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Philippians 3:1-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; ... Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Ezekiel 23:1-49 ESV / 5 helpful votes The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother. They played the whore in Egypt; they played the whore in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and their virgin bosoms handled. Oholah was the name of the elder and Oholibah the name of her sister. They became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem. “Oholah played the whore while she was mine, and she lusted after her lovers the Assyrians, warriors ... Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love. 2 Kings 2:23-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys. Genesis 1:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. Galatians 6:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. Luke 16:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. Ezekiel 23:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt 1 Samuel 18:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes Then Saul said, “Thus shall you say to David, ‘The king desires no bride-price except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged of the king's enemies.’” Now Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. Leviticus 19:26-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes. You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord. Genesis 38:1-30 ESV / 4 helpful votes It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and turned aside to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her, and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er. She conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name Onan. Yet again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah. Judah was in Chezib when she bore him. ... Genesis 19:30-38 ESV / 4 helpful votes Now Lot went up out of Zoar and lived in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters. And the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. He did not know when she lay down or when she arose. The next day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine tonight also. Then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” ... 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; Galatians 6:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. ... 1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. Jeremiah 4:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes Circumcise yourselves to the Lord; remove the foreskin of your hearts, O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds.” 1 Samuel 18:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes David arose and went, along with his men, and killed two hundred of the Philistines. And David brought their foreskins, which were given in full number to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him his daughter Michal for a wife. Deuteronomy 24:1-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes “When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, and if she goes and becomes another man's wife, and the latter man hates her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter man dies, who took her to be his wife, then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before the Lord. And you shall not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance. “When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken. ... Deuteronomy 23:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes “No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord. Leviticus 15:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean. Exodus 4:24-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision. Genesis 19:1-38 ESV / 3 helpful votes The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” ... Micah 1:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will make lamentation like the jackals, and mourning like the ostriches. Ezekiel 23:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed your young breasts.” Ezekiel 23:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. 2 Samuel 6:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' female servants, as one of the vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” Deuteronomy 22:28-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes “If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days. Deuteronomy 22:20-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father's house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. Deuteronomy 22:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes “You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother. And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him. And you shall do the same with his donkey or with his garment, or with any lost thing of your brother's, which he loses and you find; you may not ignore it. You shall not see your brother's donkey or his ox fallen down by the way and ignore them. You shall help him to lift them up again. “A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God. ... Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him. Leviticus 18:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord. ... Exodus 22:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes “If a man seduces a virgin who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price for her and make her his wife. If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins. Exodus 12:48 ESV / 2 helpful votes If a stranger shall sojourn with you and would keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised. Then he may come near and keep it; he shall be as a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it. Suggest a Verse Enter a Verse Reference (e.g., John 3:16-17)   Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don’t know the specific passage your’re looking for. Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Contact me: openbibleinfo (at) gmail.com. Cite this page: Editor: Stephen Smith. Publication date: Aug 5, 2020. Publisher: OpenBible.info.
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OpenBible.info Geocoding Topical Bible Labs Blog What does the Bible say about   Penis ? A ‣ B ‣ C ‣ D ‣ E ‣ F ‣ G ‣ H ‣ I ‣ J ‣ K ‣ L ‣ M ‣ N ‣ O ‣ P ‣ Q ‣ R ‣ S ‣ T ‣ U ‣ V ‣ W ‣ Y ‣ Z 54 Bible Verses about Penis Ezekiel 23:20 ESV / 28 helpful votes And lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. Deuteronomy 23:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 14 helpful votes Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ... Ezekiel 23:19-21 ESV / 14 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed your young breasts.” Deuteronomy 25:11-12 ESV / 12 helpful votes “When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity. Zechariah 4:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes He said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” Galatians 5:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. Matthew 5:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Exodus 4:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” Acts 15:1-41 ESV / 6 helpful votes But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ... Matthew 19:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” Leviticus 19:23-28 ESV / 6 helpful votes “When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, then you shall regard its fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it must not be eaten. And in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the Lord. But in the fifth year you may eat of its fruit, to increase its yield for you: I am the Lord your God. “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes. You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. ... Genesis 2:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Philippians 3:1-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; ... Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Ezekiel 23:1-49 ESV / 5 helpful votes The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother. They played the whore in Egypt; they played the whore in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and their virgin bosoms handled. Oholah was the name of the elder and Oholibah the name of her sister. They became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem. “Oholah played the whore while she was mine, and she lusted after her lovers the Assyrians, warriors ... Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love. 2 Kings 2:23-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys. Deuteronomy 23:1-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord. “No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord. “No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever, because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you. ... Genesis 1:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. Galatians 6:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. Luke 16:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. Ezekiel 23:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt 1 Samuel 18:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes Then Saul said, “Thus shall you say to David, ‘The king desires no bride-price except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged of the king's enemies.’” Now Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. Leviticus 19:26-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes. You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord. Genesis 38:1-30 ESV / 4 helpful votes It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and turned aside to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her, and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er. She conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name Onan. Yet again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah. Judah was in Chezib when she bore him. ... Genesis 19:30-38 ESV / 4 helpful votes Now Lot went up out of Zoar and lived in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters. And the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. He did not know when she lay down or when she arose. The next day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine tonight also. Then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” ... 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; Galatians 6:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. ... 1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. Jeremiah 4:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes Circumcise yourselves to the Lord; remove the foreskin of your hearts, O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds.” 1 Samuel 18:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes David arose and went, along with his men, and killed two hundred of the Philistines. And David brought their foreskins, which were given in full number to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him his daughter Michal for a wife. Deuteronomy 24:1-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes “When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, and if she goes and becomes another man's wife, and the latter man hates her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter man dies, who took her to be his wife, then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before the Lord. And you shall not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance. “When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken. ... Deuteronomy 23:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes “No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord. Leviticus 15:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean. Exodus 4:24-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision. Genesis 19:1-38 ESV / 3 helpful votes The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” ... Micah 1:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will make lamentation like the jackals, and mourning like the ostriches. Ezekiel 23:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed your young breasts.” Ezekiel 23:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. 2 Samuel 6:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' female servants, as one of the vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” Deuteronomy 22:28-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes “If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days. Deuteronomy 22:20-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father's house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. Deuteronomy 22:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes “You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother. And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him. And you shall do the same with his donkey or with his garment, or with any lost thing of your brother's, which he loses and you find; you may not ignore it. You shall not see your brother's donkey or his ox fallen down by the way and ignore them. You shall help him to lift them up again. “A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God. ... Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him. Leviticus 18:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord. ... Exodus 22:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes “If a man seduces a virgin who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price for her and make her his wife. If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins. Exodus 12:48 ESV / 2 helpful votes If a stranger shall sojourn with you and would keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised. 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54 Bible Verses about Penis Ezekiel 23:20 ESV / 28 helpful votes And lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. Deuteronomy 23:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 14 helpful votes Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ... Ezekiel 23:19-21 ESV / 14 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed your young breasts.” Deuteronomy 25:11-12 ESV / 12 helpful votes “When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity. Zechariah 4:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes He said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” Galatians 5:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. Matthew 5:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Exodus 4:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” Acts 15:1-41 ESV / 6 helpful votes But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ... Matthew 19:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” Leviticus 19:23-28 ESV / 6 helpful votes “When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, then you shall regard its fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it must not be eaten. And in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the Lord. But in the fifth year you may eat of its fruit, to increase its yield for you: I am the Lord your God. “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes. You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. ... Genesis 2:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Philippians 3:1-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; ... Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Ezekiel 23:1-49 ESV / 5 helpful votes The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother. They played the whore in Egypt; they played the whore in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and their virgin bosoms handled. Oholah was the name of the elder and Oholibah the name of her sister. They became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem. “Oholah played the whore while she was mine, and she lusted after her lovers the Assyrians, warriors ... Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love. 2 Kings 2:23-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys. Deuteronomy 23:1-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord. “No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord. “No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever, because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you. ... Genesis 1:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. Galatians 6:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. Luke 16:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. Ezekiel 23:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt 1 Samuel 18:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes Then Saul said, “Thus shall you say to David, ‘The king desires no bride-price except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged of the king's enemies.’” Now Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. Leviticus 19:26-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes. You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord. Genesis 38:1-30 ESV / 4 helpful votes It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and turned aside to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her, and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er. She conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name Onan. Yet again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah. Judah was in Chezib when she bore him. ... Genesis 19:30-38 ESV / 4 helpful votes Now Lot went up out of Zoar and lived in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters. And the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. He did not know when she lay down or when she arose. The next day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine tonight also. Then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” ... 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; Galatians 6:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. ... 1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. Jeremiah 4:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes Circumcise yourselves to the Lord; remove the foreskin of your hearts, O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds.” 1 Samuel 18:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes David arose and went, along with his men, and killed two hundred of the Philistines. And David brought their foreskins, which were given in full number to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him his daughter Michal for a wife. Deuteronomy 24:1-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes “When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, and if she goes and becomes another man's wife, and the latter man hates her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter man dies, who took her to be his wife, then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before the Lord. And you shall not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance. “When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken. ... Deuteronomy 23:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes “No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord. Leviticus 15:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean. Exodus 4:24-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision. Genesis 19:1-38 ESV / 3 helpful votes The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” ... Micah 1:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will make lamentation like the jackals, and mourning like the ostriches. Ezekiel 23:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed your young breasts.” Ezekiel 23:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. 2 Samuel 6:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' female servants, as one of the vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” Deuteronomy 22:28-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes “If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days. Deuteronomy 22:20-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father's house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. Deuteronomy 22:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes “You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother. And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him. And you shall do the same with his donkey or with his garment, or with any lost thing of your brother's, which he loses and you find; you may not ignore it. You shall not see your brother's donkey or his ox fallen down by the way and ignore them. You shall help him to lift them up again. “A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God. ... Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him. Leviticus 18:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord. ... Exodus 22:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes “If a man seduces a virgin who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price for her and make her his wife. If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins. Exodus 12:48 ESV / 2 helpful votes If a stranger shall sojourn with you and would keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised. Then he may come near and keep it; he shall be as a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it. Suggest a Verse Enter a Verse Reference (e.g., John 3:16-17)   Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don’t know the specific passage your’re looking for. Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Contact me: openbibleinfo (at) gmail.com. Cite this page: Editor: Stephen Smith. Publication date: Jul 29, 2020. Publisher: OpenBible.info.
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Binge-Watching: M3: The Dark Metal, Episodes 16-18
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I think this show may be driving me insane.
I have seen many bad shows in my day. I’ve seen many horrible shows in my day. I have watched anime that have been so painful to sit through I started questioning my life choices halfway through. I have watched anime that fail at even the laxest standards of quality and good taste. But watching M3 crash and burn over and over again, I’ve started to feel myself lose touch with reality. I’ve felt my grip on this show loosen more and more until my experience with it is nothing but a giant red blog of anger and disbelief. Is this show even real? Are we sure it’s not an elaborate prank that wants you to hate it? Or a research experiment to test just how long an audience can sit through the hottest of hot garbage before it breaks them? The more I’ve sat with this show, the more my mental image of it has continued to fracture and distort. It’s like I’m spiraling down a whirlpool of tar-slick black water, my vision blurring and my nausea rising with each successive turn until I’m not even sure which way is up anymore. I don’t think I’ve ever lost my sense of orientation to this extent while watching anime. Things are falling apart. The center cannot hold. Something, somewhere, has to break.
And break it does, as this spiral of insanity reaches its peak with a single unexpected, utterly baffling line:
“We were the ones who created the Lightless World.”
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No, sorry, go back. Rewind. Play that again. I’m certain I misheard you.
“We were the ones who created the Lightless World.”
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*ahem*
WHAT.
WHAT. EXCUSE ME. BACK UP. HOLD ON. YOU’RE JOKING. NO. THIS ISN’T REAL. THERE’S NO WAY THIS IS REAL.
WHAT.
Folks, I am broken. I am completely and utterly broken. This twist is so bizarre, so jaw-dropping, so out of nowhere in its disregard for common sense, that I straight-up lost my ability to process what was happening. I just stared slack-jawed at the screen, my mouth hanging open in shock, mouthing words I no longer remembered how to say, half-certain I was about to pass out from sheer mind-numbing confusion. This was actually happening. All this time, the Lightless Realm was the product of an island cult full of telepaths called Linkers who were set upon by IX researches and turned into unwilling guinea pigs by the shitty Dr. Ver wannabe who’s been training our kids in the present. It was born from divine artifacts, the Corpse was some sort of nature spirit brought to life to exact vengeance, and Sasame and Tsumugi were the twin sisters who carried it to the mainland, along with their friend Minashi, to cover the world in darkness to avenge their fallen kinsman. It turns into ET with ESP for a moment, then they met the rest of the kids, and they proceeded to... do fuck-all and have sleepover camp while the world was being corrupted outside. Yes, really. The reason everyone got sucked into the Lightless Realm in the first place is because for some reason, they were perfectly fine forgetting about their parents and all holing up in the same tiny little complex for god knows how long.
I wish I was exaggerating, but that’s literally the explanation we get. THEY JUST ABANDONED THEIR FAMILIES AND HOMES TO HANG OUT WITH THE CULT KIDS FOR NO GODDAMN REASON BECAUSE THAT’S THE ONLY WAY THE PLOT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. It. Is. The. STUPIDEST fucking thing I’ve ever seen. Even when they first meet under the glowing tree thing, their first instinct upon noticing the world start to turn black and ashy all around them is to act like it doesn’t exist and have a meet-cute with one of those balance-ball toys. I... I have no words. I genuinely don’t. If I try to put in language how little sense this entire fucking mess makes, I think my brain would explode.
Stone Cold Stupid
So instead, let me gape with astonishment at how phenomenally this ends up butchering the Main Bad Guy reveal. Yes, Sasame’s sister Tsumugi is the main villain, the girl still leading the Corpse to rip the world apart. And the reason she’s doing it is... because her crush dumped her for her sister. BECAUSE OF COURSE IT FUCKING IS. She got a big jealous ladyboner over Akashi falling for Sasame instead of her, and then everyone ran away because they finally realized they’d been living in Hell for the past few weeks without noticing, and she didn’t follow them because... why? Seriously, what the fuck was stopping her from leaving with the rest of the kids when they ran? She literally had no good reason not to. But instead she stayed behind, and in ten years of self-imposed loneliness she somehow decided it was their fault for leaving her alone instead of her fault for not following them like any sensible person would do. So I guess that’s our bad guy: a Jealous Girlfriend(tm) motivated to destroy the world by a lost childhood crush and a lack of critical thinking skills who blames everyone else for her being dumber than a bag of rocks. Because apparently we’re supposed to think it was a “betrayal” to leave Tsumugi behind, despite her having every chance not to subject herself to this hell. But noooooo, this show is about Serious Things(tm) like people afraid of being left behind, so the plot has to contrive reasons for everyone to get left behind and thus develop trauma no matter how fucking disastrous and nonsensical the logic behind it is. Wonderful. Perfect. Just what I’d fucking expect from this titanic pinnacle of human drama.
Autoimmunity
But you know what the craziest fucking thing is in the midst of all this? We actually got one twist that makes sense: Natsuiri the mad scientist was the bad guy all along! Wow, who would’ve fucking guessed that the obviously unhinged screaming lunatic who constantly physically and sexually assaulted his female test subjects and underlings might not be the most trustworthy guy on the block? Like, Jesus, between this fucking asshole and Heito, every single conflict in this show would’ve been solved if there was a single sentient character somewhere in the cast who could say, “Hey, these guys are obviously dangerous and unstable and they’re making everything fucking worse, maybe we shouldn’t let them have such important positions of power.” But only does nobody fucking point out such an obvious thing, It forces Raika to outright defend them against these accusations for no good reason just so she can be proven wrong when the turn out to be exactly as scummy as they seemed. Seriously, I was just about to cheer when the jock kid decided not to save Natsuiri from the Admonition attack because he was a bastard, but then Raika just had to swoop in and save the guy who’s caused her and her nominal friends nothing but torment. Because everyone in this show is the intellectual equivalent of a fucking sea slug.
But at least there’s one fucking silver lining here: at long fucking last, it’s finally okay for this shithead to die. Turns out, our heroes were working for the bad guy all along, he was the one who genocided the psychics’ island and led to the Lightless Realm being birthed in revenge in the first place, and he has every intention of continuing to use everyone around him as disposable meat to be shoved around and torn apart for his ego-driven research. Which means there are no more excuses not to skewer him like a fucking pig and twist his internal organs until he screams like a bitch. I swear to fucking god, if this cunt-blaster doesn’t get a suitably vengeful demise that lets me relish in his agony, I will be done. I mean, even more astronomically done than I am already. But right now, my voices are right in line with the vengeful spirits of the slaughtered cult rising from the dead in a chorus of “FUCK YOU” against the monster responsible for this whole mess. Fuck you in your fucking ass, freak. I can’t wait to watch you SUFFER.
Odds and Ends
-OH SURE JUST STAND THERE AND GET SKEWERED WHILE THE OTHER GUY RUNS
-Okay, between saving that jerk and that awful confession, Raika’s officially on my shit list. Get bent.
-OH SURE MORE LOVING PANNING SHOTS OVER NAKED SASAME BEING SEXILY BEAT UP ALL THE FUCKING PANNING SHOTS IN THE WORLD
-:Why am I the only one going through all this?” Dunno, but if you play your legs out wider, maybe your vagina will speak to heaven and divine the answer for you.
-WOOOOOOOW YOU REALLY THOUGHT YOU EARNED THAT INSERT SONG DROP
what shall we do with a drunken sailor what shall we do with a drunken sailor what shall we do with a drunken saiLOR EARLY IN THE MOOOOORNING
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Ask of the Lesser (Frankenstein/Lovecraft Works): 6 Gods and Monsters
Darkness enveloped my little cell as I waited for my last sunrise. A cruel ending it was, to be hung in the square and have the name Frankenstein permanently branded with unhallowed deeds. The shadow of Victor’s legacy would trap me till the end, and I had only myself to blame. My selfish desires to revive my family had blinded me to Curwen’s dark work. A mistake I realized had likely cost many lives, judging from the number of crates I had delivered over the past few months. Human blood! Oh, if only I had known! How could I hate Victor when in my own obsession I had enabled such atrocities? What right had I to judge him when I was enslaved to the same master?
My head thumped against the wall in defeat. Victor. My mind drifted back to our final conversation in the villa, when we were all that remained of our family and a trembling husk was all that remained of him.
“That daemon has struck down everyone but you, and he is coming, Ernest! I have failed to stop him, and he shall claim you too, if you stand idle!”
“Calm yourself, Victor. You are unwell,” I soothed, watching him pace the floor. “Elizabeth’s death has shaken you.”
“Murder. She was murdered by him, Ernest! You must believe me!” Victor clutched my shoulders with boney fingers. He shoved his journal against my chest, and I saw his nails were gnawed to bloodied stubs. “Here is my journal, dated years ago! Could madness be so precise? So detail-oriented?”
Grief had settled into every line of his exhausted face. His manic eyes pleaded with me through the strands of unkempt hair that floated rather than fell around his head. I ignored the lice crawling in the knotted curls and gently shut the journal.
“Victor, you know I stumble with such fancy words. These are scribbles to me.” I patted his trembling hand. “How about we get some sleep, huh? The servants are pouring some Laudanum to calm your nerves.”
“I do not need calm, we must act,” Victor’s voice rose to the rafters in desperation. My hand discreetly waved forward the servants positioned in the hall. “I have wrought terrible mayhem upon our house, but I will not let my curse consume you too! You are all I have left, Ernest. I beg of you to believe me! Not these mad claims, but me. As my brother, you must heed this threat!”
“Yes, yes, Victor,” I smiled gently and fought back tears. Elizabeth and Papas’ deaths had broken him. My poor, hysteric brother! He had always been the strong one. The one with all the talent pushing my miserable frame to be better. Where had that trailblazer gone? My brother may have been clutching me, but he had abandoned me in spirit. The Victor I had known was gone. The servants filed in to take his imposter away.
“Do not let them do this, Ernest,” Victor fought the hands that restrained him, though he had lost the strength to fight long ago. “Please, believe me! I cannot lose you too!”
“You are mad with grief, Victor,” I soothed. “Rest will restore you.”
You are the strong one! How can you fall apart and leave me alone?
Victor opened his mouth, but my mind was set. Something like defeat settled in his eyes. Victor’s body went limp as the servants’ drug him to his room. His eyes never left me, two watery pits silently pleading to be heard.
Wanting to save a thick-skulled wretch like me.
My hands pressed against my eyes and I wept for words left unspoken. He had cared! Victor had done wrong by turning from God, but I had turned my back on my own brother who so desperately wanted to keep me safe.
Was that why his creature had spared me? Not because I was to insignificant for my death to hurt Victor, but because me living and reducing his suffering to the rambles of a madman was the ultimate punishment? Victor could find strength in those murdered by destroying his monster and avenging them. The misery I had to live with in their absence would not end by Victor putting a bullet through the creature’s heart. My murdered family’s thoughts were at peace, but my ongoing misery was Victor’s shame to carry to the grave knowing he was responsible. His fond letter crinkled in my pocket, and I knew I could not hate him. I knew then too, that the unhallowed work that had withered his spirit and decimated our family could not continue, no matter the intent.  
The prison door swung open and a streak of light cut back the shadows. I covered my eyes from the haggard silhouette outlined against the intense brightness.
“Ernest, what in heavens name are you doing here?”
“Walton?” Blinking rapidly, I focused on the captain’s battered frame. “Have you come to take me to the gallows?”
Silence settled between us.
“I want to know why?”
“Why an invalid like me would play with a fire that scorched my brother?” I laughed bitterly. “I thought I could resurrect my family and we could be happy again, but not if their life comes from the death of others. I have seen death, Walton, and felt the void created in its wake. I would never subject anyone to that grief, even if it meant restoring my only source of happiness. I know what such work did to Victor and saw how it tore our family apart. I was a fool to think any good could come of its continuation.” I turned from the captain. “So write your sequel. Tell the world what a fool I am!”
“You are a fool,” Walton nodded. He bent beside me and rested his hand across mine. “But you are not a bad man. You clearly did not know the contents of your wicked cargo. It seems your destiny to be caught up in the madness of others, a lonely ship tossed about in a storm it could never hope to understand. You know better now, though.” Walton’s voice cracked. “Tell me who tricked you? What are they planning with Victor’s work?”
My repressed misgivings of Curwen resonated with Walton’s trembling voice. I had been too focused on my family to consider how Curwen would utilize the spark of life after they were brought back. What had he meant about merging raised souls with new flesh to be unstoppable?
“I do not know the details, but if the end justifies the mean, and that mean is human blood, it is a wicked thing,” I frowned. “Is this an interrogation?”
“A rescue,” Walton corrected, stepping aside to give me a clear path to the door. Seeing the confusion on my face, he pulled out an empty sack and smiled. “Your father was a magistrate. You should know how a few gold coins can sway a verdict. Yet not everyone has deep pockets, if you want the night on our side, we must quit this place and put an end to whatever is brewing on the edges of Ingolstadt.”
Gripping the wall, I pulled myself to a standing position, longing for my cane left by the river. “I will do whatever I can to stop Mr. Curwen from following in my brother’s steps.”
“We will stop,” Walton placed a hand on my shoulder.
“Captain, this is my sin to mend,” I said. “You must not jeopardize your life to let mine be at peace.”
“I fear all life will be in jeopardy if I stand idle,” Walton frowned. “I am more than just the historian of great men’s exploits, and you are not your brother. You do not have to do this alone.”
A roach darted in and out of the shaft of floor light. What chance had I of talking down Curwen alone? Walton knew the thrill of discovery, he could speak a language to Curwen that I had never known and Victor knew all too well. And, despite the pain Walton’s biography had caused me, I realized that Victor’s legacy overshadowed us both, but while I was tied to Victor by blood, Walton merely happened upon him by chance and was unknowingly thrust into this world of gods and monsters. I was shunned for the deeds of my brother, but as I looked at the frail captain, I knew he had suffered too. My hostility was unwarranted, and I extended my hand to relate as much to Walton.
“Shall we destroy that feind, then?” Walton asked, eagerly returning the handshake.
I thought of the morning after the servants had drug Victor away. I had stood in his empty room torn apart by a hasty deserter rushing to an Arctic death.
I shook my head beside Walton. I had ignored Victor for the last time.
“Walton, my brother held this man to the highest regard. I will not underplay the depravity of Mr. Curwen’s work, but perhaps his delusions of grandeur have incapacitated his ability to reason, a crime which I cannot judge, nor you, Arctic explorer. When we enter the university, let me speak with him before any rash action is taken.”
“And if speech fails?”
“You know what Mr. Curwen will do, and that cannot be.”
Walton looked reluctant, but having nearly died in his own quest for glory, he could not protest.
Outside, we were met by a horrid wind that sent overturned barrels bouncing across the streets. Walton found me a broom to replace my cane as we hurried past window shutters slamming open and shut. It seemed nature itself was sick of this wicked business.
“Does this Curwen character work with human flesh?” Walton shouted above the wind as we cleared the courtyard.
“Initially, though his process for reanimation differs greatly from Victors. He boils the body down to salt and relies on black magic for completion.”
Walton nodded with a frown. “By any chance, did you ever inspect Victor’s casket after I delivered him to you?”
“There was no reason to after I saw his face,” I said, confused by this question. A chorus of barks and howls rose up throughout the city. Were they following us?
“I see,” Walton said, eyes darting around in search of bloodhounds. “Given your former disbelief of Victor’s accomplishment, I refrained from sharing certain requests he relayed to me. Requests I felt best to omit from my biography.”
“Do tell?” I said as a man leaned out his window to wrangle the collar of his howling dog in a vain attempt to silence it.
“Victor said he did not wish to be brought back and asked for me to dismember and discard him after death,” Walton admitted, side stepping a bouncing barrel. “An odd request, considering he alone knew the secret of reanimation. Or so I thought.”
“Right,” I said absently. The unnamable smell from Curwen’s lab hung heavy in the air. “Did you do it?”
“I could only bring myself to throw his left hand overboard, I am no butcherer!” Walton shivered from more than the wind. “I did not know if that means anything to you now?”
“It appears straightforward enough,” I breathed as the gates of Ingolstadt University came into view. “Victor cannot be revived.”
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rdjjsj092501 · 11 months ago
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Penis Ezekiel 23:20 ESV / 28 helpful votes And lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. Deuteronomy 23:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord. Ezekiel 23:19-21 ESV / 14 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed your young breasts.” 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 12 helpful votes Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ... Deuteronomy 25:11-12 ESV / 12 helpful votes “When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity. Zechariah 4:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes He said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” Galatians 5:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. Matthew 5:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Exodus 4:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” Acts 15:1-41 ESV / 6 helpful votes But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ... Matthew 19:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” Leviticus 19:23-28 ESV / 6 helpful votes “When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, then you shall regard its fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it must not be eaten. And in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the Lord. But in the fifth year you may eat of its fruit, to increase its yield for you: I am the Lord your God. “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes. You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. ... Genesis 2:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Philippians 3:1-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; ... Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Ezekiel 23:1-49 ESV / 5 helpful votes The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother. They played the whore in Egypt; they played the whore in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and their virgin bosoms handled. Oholah was the name of the elder and Oholibah the name of her sister. They became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem. “Oholah played the whore while she was mine, and she lusted after her lovers the Assyrians, warriors ... Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love. 2 Kings 2:23-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys. Deuteronomy 23:1-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord. “No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord. “No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever, because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you. ... Genesis 1:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. Galatians 6:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. Luke 16:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. Ezekiel 23:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt 1 Samuel 18:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes Then Saul said, “Thus shall you say to David, ‘The king desires no bride-price except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged of the king's enemies.’” Now Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. Leviticus 19:26-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes. You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord. Genesis 38:1-30 ESV / 4 helpful votes It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and turned aside to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her, and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er. She conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name Onan. Yet again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah. Judah was in Chezib when she bore him. ... 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; Galatians 6:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. ... 1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. Jeremiah 4:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes Circumcise yourselves to the Lord; remove the foreskin of your hearts, O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds.” 1 Samuel 18:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes David arose and went, along with his men, and killed two hundred of the Philistines. And David brought their foreskins, which were given in full number to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him his daughter Michal for a wife. Deuteronomy 24:1-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes “When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, and if she goes and becomes another man's wife, and the latter man hates her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter man dies, who took her to be his wife, then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before the Lord. And you shall not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance. “When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken. ... Deuteronomy 23:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes “No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord. Leviticus 15:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean. Exodus 4:24-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision. Genesis 19:30-38 ESV / 3 helpful votes Now Lot went up out of Zoar and lived in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters. And the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. He did not know when she lay down or when she arose. The next day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine tonight also. Then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” ... Genesis 19:1-38 ESV / 3 helpful votes The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” ... Micah 1:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will make lamentation like the jackals, and mourning like the ostriches. Ezekiel 23:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed your young breasts.” Ezekiel 23:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. 2 Samuel 6:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' female servants, as one of the vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” Deuteronomy 22:28-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes “If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days. Deuteronomy 22:20-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father's house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. Deuteronomy 22:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes “You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother. And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him. And you shall do the same with his donkey or with his garment, or with any lost thing of your brother's, which he loses and you find; you may not ignore it. You shall not see your brother's donkey or his ox fallen down by the way and ignore them. You shall help him to lift them up again. “A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God. ... Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him. Leviticus 18:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord. ... Exodus 22:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes “If a man seduces a virgin who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price for her and make her his wife. If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins. Exodus 12:48 ESV / 2 helpful votes If a stranger shall sojourn with you and would keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised. Then he may come near and keep it; he shall be as a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.
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dfroza · a year ago
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Today’s reading in the ancient book of Psalms
for Saturday, june 20 of 2020 with Psalm 20 accompanied by Psalm 94 for the transition of Spring into the first day of Summer at the point of its solstice with Psalm 1, and then Psalm 22 for day 172 of the year
[Psalm 20]
For the worship leader. A song of David.
May the Eternal’s answer find you, come to rescue you,
when you desperately cling to the end of your rope.
May the name of the True God of Jacob be your shelter.
May He extend hope and help to you from His holy sanctuary
and support you from His sacred city of Zion.
May He remember all that you have offered Him;
may your burnt sacrifices serve as a prelude to His mercy.
[pause]
May He grant the dreams of your heart
and see your plans through to the end.
When you win, we will not be silent! We will shout
and raise high our banners in the great name of our God!
May the Eternal say yes to all your requests.
I don’t fear; I’m confident that help will come to the one anointed by the Eternal:
heaven will respond to his plea;
His mighty right hand will win the battle.
Many put their hope in chariots, others in horses,
but we place our trust in the name of the Eternal One, our True God.
Soon our enemies will collapse and fall, never to return home;
all the while, we will rise and stand firm.
Eternal One, grant victory to our king!
Answer our plea for help.
The Book of Psalms, Poem 20 (The Voice)
[Psalm 94]
God, put an end to evil;
avenging God, show your colors!
Judge of the earth, take your stand;
throw the book at the arrogant.
God, the wicked get away with murder—
how long will you let this go on?
They brag and boast
and crow about their crimes!
They walk all over your people, God,
exploit and abuse your precious people.
They take out anyone who gets in their way;
if they can’t use them, they kill them.
They think, “God isn’t looking,
Jacob’s God is out to lunch.”
Well, think again, you idiots,
fools—how long before you get smart?
Do you think Ear-Maker doesn’t hear,
Eye-Shaper doesn’t see?
Do you think the trainer of nations doesn’t correct,
the teacher of Adam doesn’t know?
God knows, all right—
knows your stupidity,
sees your shallowness.
How blessed the man you train, God,
the woman you instruct in your Word,
Providing a circle of quiet within the clamor of evil,
while a jail is being built for the wicked.
God will never walk away from his people,
never desert his precious people.
Rest assured that justice is on its way
and every good heart put right.
Who stood up for me against the wicked?
Who took my side against evil workers?
If God hadn’t been there for me,
I never would have made it.
The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,”
your love, God, took hold and held me fast.
When I was upset and beside myself,
you calmed me down and cheered me up.
Can Misrule have anything in common with you?
Can Troublemaker pretend to be on your side?
They ganged up on good people,
plotted behind the backs of the innocent.
But God became my hideout,
God was my high mountain retreat,
Then boomeranged their evil back on them:
for their evil ways he wiped them out,
our God cleaned them out for good.
The Book of Psalms, Poem 94 (The Message)
[Psalm 1]
Book 1
The Genesis Psalms
Psalms of man and creation
The Tree of Life
What delight comes to the one who follows God’s ways!
He won’t walk in step with the wicked,
nor share the sinner’s way,
nor be found sitting in the scorner’s seat.
His pleasure and passion is remaining true to the Word of “I Am,”
meditating day and night in the true revelation of light.
He will be standing firm like a flourishing tree
planted by God’s design,
deeply rooted by the brooks of bliss,
bearing fruit in every season of his life.
He is never dry, never fainting,
ever blessed, ever prosperous.
But how different are the wicked.
All they are is dust in the wind—
driven away to destruction!
The wicked will not endure the day of judgment,
for God will not defend them.
Nothing they do will succeed or endure for long,
for they have no part with those who walk in truth.
But how different it is for the righteous!
The Lord embraces their paths as they move forward
while the way of the wicked leads only to doom.
The Book of Psalms, Poem 1 (The Passion Translation)
[Psalm 22]
A Prophetic Portrait of the Cross
For the Pure and Shining One
King David’s song of anguish
To the tune of “The Deer at the Dawning of the Day”
God, my God!
Why would you abandon me now?
Why do you remain distant,
refusing to answer my tearful cries in the day
and my desperate cries for your help in the night?
I can’t stop sobbing.
Where are you, my God?
Yet I know that you are most holy; it’s indisputable.
You are God-Enthroned, surrounded with songs,
living among the shouts of praise of your princely people.
Our fathers’ faith was in you—
through the generations they trusted and believed in you
and you came through.
Every time they cried out to you in their despair,
you were faithful to deliver them;
you didn’t disappoint them.
But look at me now; I am like a woeful worm,
crushed, and I’m bleeding crimson.
I don’t even look like a man anymore.
I’ve been abused, despised, and scorned by everyone!
Mocked by their jeers, despised with their sneers,
as all the people poke fun at me, spitting their insults,
saying, “Is this the one who trusted in God?
Is this the one who claims God is pleased with him?
Now let’s see if your God will come to your rescue!
We’ll just see how much he delights in you!”
Lord, you delivered me safely from my mother’s womb.
You are the one who cared for me ever since I was a baby.
Since the day I was born, I’ve been placed in your custody.
You’ve cradled me throughout my days.
I’ve trusted in you and you’ve always been my God.
So don’t leave me now; stay close to me!
For trouble is all around me and there’s no one else to help me.
I’m surrounded by many violent foes;
mighty forces of evil are swirling around me
who want to break me to bits and destroy me.
Curses pour from their mouths!
They’re like ravenous, roaring lions tearing their prey.
Now I’m completely exhausted; I’m spent.
Every joint of my body has been pulled apart.
My courage has vanished and
my inward parts have melted away.
I’m so thirsty and parched—dry as a bone.
My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
And now you’ve left me in the dust for dead.
They have pierced my hands and my feet.
Like a pack of wild dogs they tear at me,
swirling around me with their hatred.
They gather around me like lions to pin my hands and feet.
All my bones stick out.
Look at how they all gloat over me and stare!
With a toss of the dice they divide my clothes among themselves,
gambling for my garments!
Lord, my God, please don’t stay far away.
For you are my only might and strength.
Won’t you come quickly to my rescue?
Give me back my life.
Save me from this violent death.
Save my precious one and only
from the power of these demons!
Save me from all the power of the enemy,
from this roaring lion raging against me
and the power of his dark horde.
I will praise your name before all my brothers;
as my people gather I will praise you in their midst.
Lovers of Yahweh, praise him!
Let all the true seed of Jacob glorify him with your praises.
Stand in awe of him, all you princely people,
the offspring of Israel!
For he has not despised my cries of deep despair.
He’s my first responder to my sufferings,
and he didn’t look the other way when I was in pain.
He was there all the time, listening to the song of the afflicted.
You’re the reason for my praise; it comes from you and goes to you.
I will keep my promise to praise you before all who fear you
among the congregation of your people.
I will invite the poor and broken,
and they will come and eat until satisfied.
Bring Yahweh praise and you will find him.
Your hearts will overflow with life forever!
From the four corners of the earth,
the peoples of the world will remember and return to the Lord.
Every nation will come and worship him.
For the Lord is King of all, who takes charge of all the nations.
There they are! They’re worshiping!
The wealthy of this world will feast in fellowship with him
right alongside the humble of heart,
bowing down to the dust, forsaking their own souls.
They will all come and worship this worthy King!
His spiritual seed shall serve him.
Future generations will hear from us
about the wonders of the Sovereign Lord.
His generation yet to be born will glorify him.
And they will all declare, “It is finished!”
The Book of Psalms, Poem 22 (The Passion Translation)
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whydoyouwantmyname · a year ago
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Well at least it wasn’t Wilson
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“Madam.” One of the Dora Milajes started as she approached you in the square, a basket in hand as you wandered around looking for groceries for the hut. Your head rising from the plums that you requested to be delivered as you looked at her, “How many times must I tell you [Y/N] is just fine.”
“I have been requested to escort you to the palace.” She replied as you lifted an eyebrow, for T’Challa never demanded your presence, and even when he did require the presence of you or your boyfriend, he came to the hut.
“Why?” You placed the plums into the basket as you handed her the amount you had both agreed on
“It will be explained when you arrive.” Her face was stone as you nodded, and followed her all the way to the palace.
Upon entering the courtyard, you saw a familiar quinjet, your feet stopping in their tracks as you looked at the shiny Stark quinjet. The ramp was already down, and several hundred feet away were the backs of the people you hadn’t seen for years. However it was the blonde haired, broad shouldered back of your best friend that brought the tears into your eyes. The basket dropped as you took in the sight of the man you hadn’t seen since the war of the Avengers, when he brought Bucky to Wakanda, and asked if you would stay with him.
You never knew though that the reasoning behind that though was because Steve knew you and Bucky both had feelings for one another, and figured he would want to wake up to the face of the girl he had slowly started to fall for.
At the sound of the full basket falling, which you didn’t realize was so loud, he and the team turned, and you were met with the shining aquamarine eyes that knew all your secrets, shared in your joys and sorrows over the past few years, and was there for you in every way. His lips pulled up in a pained smile, because you both knew he was there due to an oncoming doom, because over the past two years of you being there he hadn’t come to visit. But even the pained smile, or the unknow war that was coming didn’t stop you from racing towards him, and launching into his arms, your arms constricting around his neck as his arms held you to his chest, your legs wrapping around his hips as he held you there. For that moment it was like the world slowed down, and a single tear slowly dropped down your face as you buried your face in his shoulder.
After serval moment of this bittersweet reunion you slowly unhinged yourself from the super solider and looked upon his face, “It has been too long.”
“I know, but you have to wait a little longer for a catch up.”
“What do you mean?” You asked, your eyebrow raising as he looked at his feet, knowing you would be upset with the news, but this was what Bucky told T’Challa he wanted, and Steve agreed.
“I will just let Buck tell you, we have to go prepare, but it was good seeing you.” He smiled, as he leaned forward and kissed your forehead softly, before turning to T’Challa, “Shall we?”
And with that everyone you missed, and wanted to catch up with followed the king into the palace, leaving you to stand there with just Bucky and Sam, who quickly said, “I’m just going to go patrol over there, [Y/N] just holler if you need my help kicking his ancient ass.”
“I’ll keep that in mind.” You joked as he walked past you, leaving you to stare at the man you woke up to this morning, his normal farming outfit replaced with a uniform of dark grey and black, and his back was strapped with a automatic, “When is war?”
“Soon.”
“I will go get ready then.” You sighed, going to turn before he voiced, “Doll.”
The tone of his voice stopped you, looking at him slowly, you could see the pained look in his face, and slowly exhaled as you replied, “James.”
“I asked T’Challa to get you a quinjet arranged, they are going to take you back the headquarters.” He whispered, “When this is all over I will come get you, I promise.”
“You are sending me away?” You asked
“Yes.” He replied, “And I hope you will just cooperate.”
“You are really going to send away someone who can probably be one of your best assets, one of your best marksman. I didn’t get to be a level 7 agent by just batting my eyelashes James, and right now you need all the help you can...”
“[Y/N]!” He cut you off, he knew you would put up a fight, it was in your independent spirited nature to do so when you felt like your skills or independence was in question, and your stubbornness was one of the things Bucky found so appealing in you, but right now was not the time to fight with you, “Doll, listen, I need you to go, I am pleading with you. I don’t know what is coming, all I know is it is bad, and there is no way I am losing you. So please just this once, will you listen to me? I will never send you away again after this, but I need you to trust me.”
“And what if I lose you, you really think the guilt of knowing I wasn’t there to protect you won’t eat me up inside, you really think that the fact that I listened to your bullshit plead won’t haunt me for the rest of my life if something happens to you.”
“Nothing is going to happen to me.” He smiled, his cockiness normally made you giggle, or at least crack a smile, but right now all you wanted to do was slap him.
“And what if you’re wrong. What if I get on that quinjet, and I fly off into the horizon and you never come home. What if this is the last time I see you, you don’t know what the future holds James.”
He took a few steps closer, his body almost pushed against your, as he looked down at you with his lagoon colored irises, his minds sketching every detail of your face in his memory as he lifted his hand and brought it to the side of your head, his fingers hiding themselves in your hair as you looked at him, your own eyes reflecting back held in tears and a slight frustration, “You’re right Doll, I have no idea what the future holds, but I do know one thing.”
“That you need me.” You replied
“Always, but I also know that our future is filled with a shit ton of more kisses.” He whispered before leaning forward, and allowing his lips to met with yours, a unknown need clear in the way he kissed you, and as you kissed him back with the same need you released a small hiss, the sound of the empty needle that once held a setative hit the concrete as he used his now free hand to prevent you from falling. He then picked you up bridal style, and carried you into the quinjet, and as he set you down he whispered, “I’m sorry Love.”
Your eyes hurt as you slowly started to wake up, the bright, white fluorescent lights caused you to slowly raise a hand and shield it out, your head felt foggy as you heard someone rush to your side, and smelled the light floral notes of a perfume that was quite familiar to you.
“Pepper?” Your voice was light and confused, last you remembered you were in Wakanda, agruing with Bucky, but it almost felt like a dream.
“Hey [Y/N], listen don’t move too fast, I think Hap said it would take a couple minutes to wear off.”
“Wear off?”
“Do you know where you are?”
“Wakanda?”
“No, you arrived in New York roughly an hour ago. Happy said whatever they used to knock you out was pretty powerful.”
“Knock me out?”
“Yeah, they sedated you, James...”
“Bucky.” You corrected quickly, even drowsey, you knew that you were the only one allowed to call him James, and was a privilege you valued.
“Bucky told the captain it was the only way to get you here safely.”
“What?” You asked
“Just rest for a minute, the drowsiness should wear off soon, I’ll get you some soup, I am sure Rhondey has some stashed away in the fridge.” And with that you heard her footsteps fade away, as everything slowly came back to you.
Once she returned, you demanded she fill you in on everything you had missed over the last several years, and what this whole oncoming war was about. She told you the basics, her and Tony got married, and she was sorry that she didn’t invite you. You withheld that you knew that you would probably never get an invite to that wedding, just because of who your plus one was. She told you about the team breaking out of prison, about how Tony had taken Peter Parker, aka the chatty spider kid under his wing, how she really didn’t have communication with anyone else from the team anymore, and then told you that Tony was on an alien spaceship. You just quietly ate and listened, and then you asked, “So aliens are coming to Earth again?”
“Yes, and if they sent you out of Wakanda, then chances are the battle was coming to them.”
“Why would he send me from Wakanda?”
“I don’t know, the details of that were not shared with me. However if you were to ask me, he probably did it because he loves you, and thinks he is doing it to protect you.”
“I can protect myself.” You replied
“I know, but something in the masculine ego thinks that they still need to protect woman, even if they are badasses.” She replied, before Friday alerted, “Mrs. Potts, Miss [Y/l/n], breaking news, it appears that half the population has disappeared.”
Hours later, you heard Friday alert the compound, “Mrs. Potts, it appears Mr. Rogers and the team has arrived.”
Your feet carried you into the dark lawn, a slight chill ran through the air, as you watched the ramp lower into the grass. Pepper and Happy appeared behind you as Bruce slowly exited the quinjet, and slowly the rest filed out. Your mind mentally noting that Sam, Wanda, and Vision were missing from the group slowly filing out, and that several new faces had joined the line up. One of them was familiar to you though, but Thor’s normal smile was replaced with the straight lips, and a fiery in his eyes as you watched him push past you without a word. Pepper and Happy followed Rhodey inside, which left you alone in the field, waiting for two more people to come out, as the seconds ticked by your anxiety rose, and then a small wave of relief overtook you, as Steve come to the ramp. A small yet guilty smile pulled at his lips as he descended towards you, and once he was on the grass the ramp slowly retracted, your hand flying to your mouth as a sob rose. Steve quickened his pace and engulfed you, his hand cradled the back of your skull as you leaned your forehead into his chest, not a word spoken between you.
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Five years later
“You’re late.” You replied as the door to your shared room in the compound closed, his chuckle floated into the kitchen as you cooked
“Sorry, the meeting ran late, maybe if you would come with me, you would know why.”
“And sit in a small circle and talk about how life has changed, and cry a few tears, no thank you.” You turned, your apron slightly twirling as you turned towards the super solider, “Just be glad I started dinner late, otherwise it would be cold.”
“Did Nat say if she was going to join us?”
“Nope, she once again thanked me for the offer though.” You answered as he took a step forward and softly kissed your temple.
“I’ll go talk to her after dinner, maybe if I offer her a peanut butter and jelly she will take it.” He replied, before getting a plate from the cabinet and started serving up his own dinner, as you leaned back on the counter and watched him.
“Stop looking at me like you are about to pin me to the bed and have your way with me.” He replied as you blushed slightly and smiled, “If I wanted to do that Steve, I would just ask.”
Neither of you intended on this happening, you knew he was in love with Peggy, just like he knew you were in love with Bucky, but one night of drinking two years after the snap lead to you kissing him on your balcony, and after that everything just fell into a comfortable rhythm. He never asked you out, and you never required him to, he moved into your mini compound apartment a month after the kiss happened, and slowly you both got more and more comfortable with being a couple, even though you both knew you would never truly love each other as deeply as you did Peggy or Bucky.
After that dinner everything changed though, Scott came back to the compound, soon daily nightly dinner was canceled. Instead you both were set on helping figure out the time hopping however you could. You all traveled back to get the stones, and after going back Steve looked at you differently. And finally you just asked, “Did you see Peggy when you went back?”
“Why would you...” he looked up at you from the couch
“Cause you are looking at me like you wish I was someone else, besides Tony admitted that you both went back to 1970, to a S.H.I.E.L.D facility she just happened to work at.”
“You know me too well babe.” He sighed, as you sat down next to him, and took his hand gently into yours, “Do you want to end this?”
He was silent for a while, the few minutes felt like hours to you, unaware if this would cause you to lose the biggest support system you had, your best friend, and finally his eyes met yours, they were glassy and with that you assumed this love story fantasy you were both living was now over, but then he whispered, “No.”, before leaning forward and kissing you with a need you had only felt the last time Bucky kissed you.
But everything did change after the battle, you didn’t see him the entire fight, unknowing if he was actually there or if Bruce’s snap didn’t really bring everyone back. Your face was littered with cuts, and your body bruised, but that didn’t stop you from going to where Tony laid, and dropping to a knee. Then you felt a presence beside you, and expecting to see Steve, you turned your head and was met with a thick curtain of dark brown hair, his body dressed in the uniform you saw him in the last time you saw him five years ago, and at the realization that he was back, your eyes started to water, your function to breath momentarily halted. As though he knew you were looking his face turned towards you, and a smile pulled at the corner of his lips. And once you all stood, he whispered, “I told you nothing would happen to me Doll.”
With those words, you let out a breath, and smiled, a tear falling down your check, your arms quickly engulfed him, his own pulling you close to his chest as you both cherished the reunion you were both sharing. You were so caught up in the reunion that you didn’t notice the stranded smile of a watching Steve Rogers, who was now faced with accepting his comfortable relationship with you was over, something he always knew would happen upon reversing the snap,but he didn’t know just how unprepared he would be for it to happen.
That night after you and Bucky excused yourselves from the reunion, Steve went to his own skeleton compound apartment, the only thing in the dusty space was the furniture he left behind when he moved all those years ago, all his clothes were stored in your closet and dresser, personal belongs were scattered across your living space, his shower essentials were all in your shower, but he didn’t feel right going back to the home you had both created over the past three years, not now that Bucky had returned. With his dirty uniform he flopped onto the couch, and immediately sat up, coughing as the thick layer of dust flew up around him. His fit of coughing interrupted however by a knock, and somehow in between coughing he managed a “come in.”
“Steve, are you okay? Are you hurt?” It was your sweet concern that met him, to which he managed a nod, and you quickly tried to pull him up, and led him outside the room, “Breathe.”
Once he was done coughing, he looked at you, taking in the fact that your hair was still damp, and that your cuts were treated, “Stupid dust.”
“Well what did you expect when you walked into a untouched apartment?” You joked as he noticed your soft grip on his arm, and the concern in your face, it made his heart skip a beat for a second, and then he replied, “That it would be spotless.”
“Why did you even come here?” You asked, your eyebrow raising as you looked at him.
“I figured you and Bucky would want...”
“And you look like shit, now, March your ass into our apartment, and clean up a bit, when you are done come out before you put your clothes on and I will patch you up.”
“Won’t Bucky...”
“Steve, don’t question, just do please.” You instructed as you followed him to your empty apartment, “where’s Bucky?”
“He’s in the kitchen, he used some of your shampoo and shit, and I lent him your sweatpants, I hope you don’t mind.”
“So he...”
“Yeah, he knows.” You exhaled
“And.”
“I’ll just let you talk that out with him.” You whispered, before leaning up and kissing his cheek, “Now go shower.”
It was in the shower that he realized he had the motivation to set the plan in motion, since the day he saw Peggy he was dreaming of going back, and even when he sat on the couch that night he was ready to tell [Y/N] his plan, and just when he got the courage to tell his best friend his crazy scheme, she hit him with the question, “Did you see Peggy when you went back?”
And all the courage went away, the tone of your voice when you asked the question sounded lost, heartbroken almost, a ping of sadness, that he hadn’t heard in so long lingered on the words you spoke, and with that he decided he couldn’t leave you. You might not have been Peggy, but you were [Y/N], you were his best friend, the one who would stay up with him all night when he first came out of the ice, who treated him like a normal person instead of a dinosaur, you were always inviting him to coffee, pizza, willing to train with him, run laps with him. He told you all about Peggy, and when he was done, instead of telling him to move on, or offer to set him up, you looked at him and whispered, “I hope one day to find love like that.” You were the one to bring him whiskey at Tony’s fancy parties, or offer to dance with him instead of the girls who just wanted to pressure him into spending the night with them. He was the one you confided in when you started liking Bucky, you stood by him through everything, and he was even convinced you would have taken a bullet for him if he let you. If he left.... you would have lost the two people who meant the world to you, and he couldn’t be so selfish and leave you in this time broken, even though he knew you would be the biggest supporter of the plan, and wouldn’t have let him stick around if he told you he wanted to go back to be with Peggy. And as he shut the water off, he thought of Bucky too, he had just gotten his girlfriend and his best friend back, but now he was leaving him alone in a world that thought he was a murderous terrorist... but then he exhaled, because Bucky wasn’t alone, he had you, and that is all Steve needed to settle his mind, you both weren’t alone, you had each other.
When he opened the bathroom door, he was greeted by Bucky sitting in the arm chair you had in the corner, as you sat on the floor in front of the couch, your arms resting on your knees as you talked to him, Neither noticing he was done as he ease dropped on the conversation.
“Listen, things happened, and do I regret it, no. We both were hurt when the snap happened, and those two years before this all happened, we were each other’s support system, and it started on a drunken night. I kissed him and after that it just turned into a causal relationship, but we both knew that we would never get married, or have a family, or be any more then what we were, we were two people who wanted human companionship, and found it in the only other person we trusted. “
“Why would you never get married? Steve has always...”
“Because we are hopelessly in love with other people, and I can’t speak for Steve but there is only one man I want to marry.”
“I always knew Steve had a thing for me.” He joked, his smile caused Steve to smile as your laugh filled the air.
“I mean he might, he wouldn’t be a bad companion if you decide to leave me for him.”
“Never Doll, the only thing I wanted the whole time in the void was you, and I can’t blame you for dating while I was stuck there, I mean for all you knew, I might hve never come back. And at least you dated the loser version of me, instead of some asshole.”
“Language.” You replied, as he smiled again, and with this Steve walked into the room, during this whole transaction he had gotten dressed, and moved his finger to his mouth to signal Bucky to be quiet as he tried sneaking up behind you, and just as he was about to jump over the couch your voice cut through the air, “Don’t even think about it Rogers.”
“You should know by now Rogers, the woman is part bat.” Bucky replied as Steve rounded the couch and flopped down on the cushion beside your body, as you grabbed the first aid kit beside you, and turned to immediately start working in patching him up, and as you gently touched his skin he looked up to watch a tense Bucky, who would never let you know that the fact you were intimate with his best friend really bothered him at this time. With that knowledge he started the conversation, and as you worked he told both of you how he wanted to go back to Peggy. Both you and Bucky were very quiet as you listened, and then he stated, “And I know I don’t have to worry about either of you, because you are back together, and that is all you guys need to face the world.”
“You’re right.”you responded as you finished up, and as you put the last steri strip away, you rose and stated, “Beside you deserve happiness too.” Before walking away and closing the bathroom door, to let the news of your best friend leaving sink in.
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As the bathroom door closed, I looked at Bucky, “You gotta make me a promise.”
“What?”
“Propose to her at Coney Island like you wanted to, treat her right, don’t let what happened after the snapcloud the love you have for her. She was truthful when she stated we were never serious, we just had a label and that was it, cause the love she had for you would never compare to the love she had for me. Even with the label, all she wanted was to get you back,and now that you are, you can’t let the betrayal you feel make you think that she stopped loving you.”
“I know she didn’t, I just wish it wasn’t with my best friend.”
“I think if it was some random guy though, we won’t be having this conversation, and I would somehow be bailing you out of jail for manslaughter.”
He started to chuckle, “That’s why I wish it wasn’t with my best friend.”
“Well at least you know it was with a guy you trust, and I know what I am doing is selfish but...”
“No it’s not,it is what you deserve. Your whole life you have been selfless, you want to do anything you can to help, I mean just look at the last five years, [Y/N] told me you started a support group, you became an avenger, and sacrificed your life to save the world, you are not being selfish at all, you are being rewarded finally for being one of the best human beings I know. And I can never repay you for taking care of my girl.”
“I mean I guess all I can ask for is that you forgivie me for kissing your girl.”
“That’s doable, beside I guess there is a plus.”
“Which is?”
“At least it wasn’t Wilson.”
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A Bloom In Time Ch2 Idea Forming
Subcon Forest was not a place for just anyone to enter and exit as they please. There was a reason these woods had such a feared reputation and was rumored to be haunted. Because it was. By the King Snatcher of Subcon(as he liked to refer to himself) and his ghastly assortment of minions and dwellers behind him as his undead army, anyone who went in NEVER came out which added to the entire fightfulness of it all!!...Well no one except two little giggling girls who were currently playing with toys and crayons. The dark sky and dead trees twisted with dangerous vines as the sun dared not shine here. If that won't convince you to stay away then maybe the giant chunk of the forest that always so dangerously cold will? Or perhaps the section that's always burning bright with enchanted flames? Or maybe the ghostly king who claimed trespassers' souls as his own or the rumor of a powerful witch? Either way, whatever helps to keep tresspassers out he was all for it. But he had no real responsibilities today. The brats could wonder around his woods as long as they didn't go near the frozen half or Vanessa, or they could go exploring on any other part of the planet for all he cared. As long as they were both back home and in bed by six he was fine with it. Right now he was sitting down enjoying his book of dark tales and legends as he relaxed in his home. The old book in his claws as glowing yellow eyes scanned over the story unfolding from it's yellow pages. Down in the world unknown there laid a kingdom drab and dark. Where darkness and shadows collided and lived in fear and power. One would be mad to even think about stepping in a place like this. Where the dead are gone but still there, the shadows played and roamed and full of terror. A frightful place brace heros dare not venture unless they wish to meet a tragic fate. Yes. This one place was alone ruled by a power hungry spirit, spited by his love in life and now seeks vengeance on any mortal who dared be foolish enough to be beckoned into his awaiting claws- SQUEAK!! .....Snatcher slowly looked up from his book with a small frown. The small express owl plush slowly slid off his face and fell onto his lap with another small squeaky toy sound and he stared down at the little girl who threw it at him and frowning back up at the ghost, and he rolled his yellow eyes. The book in his claws closed and placed down as he gave the girl what she obviously wanted, his attention. "What is it kiddo? You know it's rude to throw things at people and interrupt someone reading. I thought I taught you two better than that." "Can you fix it?" She walked up to the edge of his chair and stood on her tiptoes, poking her head over the chair and placing her hands on his lap. "Fix what?" She pointed to the toy in his lap and he blinked down at it. A noticeable tear in it's backside was present to him. He rose a brow further before looking back to the small girl by the chair. Bow had come up to join her and now both were peeking over the chair at him, and he sighed picking up said toy with a squeak. "You couldn't fix the toy yourself?" Both shook their heads before Hattie spoke back up, "You said we weren't aloud to touch any needles, and we don't know how to sew anything." He still stared at them for a moment before he sighed and forced his floating body up and over to his bookshelf in the corner and the small sewing kit on top of it. It was soon in his hands and the girls climbed onto the giant chair to have a better look at the floating sewing kit and the ghost who started repairing the small toy in his claws. The needle floating easily through the soft fabric of the toy as the floating needle pulled the thread through the tear, before he flicked a clawed finger and pulled the thread tight and the hole was closed up and tied in a tight knot to secure it in place. As he turned back around with the newly fixed toy in his hand, he snapped with his free hand and the kit immediately put itself away as he floated back over and handed the toy back to the two which was grabbed by Bow. They thanked the enormous undead creature by hugging his hand and jumping off said chair. Running out the doorway and laughing their heads off as the two chased each other around. He sighed...a rare small smile coming over his face before he settled back down into the comfy chair. Kids. So full of energy and laughter. Now where was he? OH YES!! With another snap the book went back to it's master's awaiting claws and opened at his own leisure. Now let's pick up where he left off shall we? The old dusty book crinkled in his hands when he turned the page and began reading the page he left off at. He always enjoyed reading, it helped pass the time and it was one thing he could do now more than ever now that he had no real responsibilities....He glanced back out side real quick where the girls were currently sitting on the ground and using a large mushroom near the ground as a table for them to draw their pictures on and be surrounded by their small toys. Hattie absolutely LOVED exploring and running and jumping from building and trees with her weird alien powers, something about the world she was from having denser gravity and her kind used to space traveling and having to travel in a similar situation on land. But Bow could do similar things but in a less energetic way....When asked Hattie proudly stated she taught her everything, but the smaller curly haired girl preferred to just draw and play with toys rather than adventure. It was kinda cute the way they'd just compromised about what to do everyday. But kids will be kids. With a small smile on his face and book in hands he looked back to the book. The creature of vengeance was known as one of promises and dealings. Whether If one were to want something most dear to their heart and was determined and pure, or if their heart was filled with greed, envy, and lust he would grant your reply if you were brave or stupid enough to find him. It was when one day a child from a nearby village heard of this rumor that they were excited to find out if it was true or not. Against their parents and everyone else's wishes and warnings, the small child had snuck out to venture into the forbidden dark woods. The brambles scraped and left cuts on their body, the creatures chased after and threatened to eat them if they didn't turn back now, for darker and more sinister things slept in these woods, but bravely the child went on. On and on on their journey to really see this sinister ghost who granted wishes and promises that the mortal eye would repulse to believe. Until the sinister avenger had been found and the massive shadow beckoned the child closer with a boney rigged hand. "You have traveled far and withstood the tests my forces forwarded. For that you have earned the right to one miracle granted to you. But a warning you have also earned. Be warned, with a pure and honest heart comes great rewards. With a heart who bleeds nothing but black with greed and jealousy, a foul end you shall meet. Think about the consequences greatly, for the repercussions shall be swift and tight. Think well, dear child." The small child dared to smile at the creature and simply reply, "I have no need for any treasures or anything of preciousness near me. I solely only wished for to see myself if the avenger of shadows was a true sight. And now that I have seen you for what a true being you are, I will simply be leaving satisfied my wish was fulfilled." The answer of the child amused the ancient spirit and he chuckled his hollow laugh at the very notion of it all.  "Wise answer to an otherwise difficult mortal choice. For that you shall still be granted a prize for your efforts. Name one and answer wisely." The small child as said had no need for such items like treasure and fortune, but they knew that the child's hard working mother were in need of some fortune in her life. So with a kind heart, the child looked to the spirit and asked for their miracle. "My mother works oh so hard to take care of me. It would be so nice for her to have just a little more luck on her side. Oh spirit, let me repay her for all her kindness she has shown me." "Your wish shall be granted. A selfless act is always it's own reward, but be wary of those who wish to use those fortunes to their own will." The child was permitted a safe leave back to their home and as promised their selfless act of kindness was granted by the spirit of shadows. The child and their mother mysteriously found an old box in their pantry one day that they had never known of before and upon opening it discovered many, many priceless jewels. The likes of which they had never seen before. With this new found fortune, the mother and child were able to gain a plentiful farm with all the necessities they needed to have a plentiful life. Farther down in the years the mother even remarried one of the strongest most handsome men in the small village. But this man was nothing but green with want, and treated the mother and her child terribly- SQUEAK!! ....He looked up again with a frown when another plush toy hit the side of his head. This time it was a Mafia man that fell down to rest in his open book and he looked at the two girls staring up at him again and sighed. "Ok. What now?" Bow pointed to the toy. "The arm is falling off. Can you fix it please?" He frowned down at both of them as they innocently stared back and he groaned. Beckoning a finger to the sewing kit on the shelf before putting down the book and picking up the second toy, and true to Bow's word, there was a tear in the left arm threatening to let the whole arm fall off if it wasn't fixed. The kit flew over to him and out came the same needle and thread, and again the same process repeated as he grumpily started sewing the small toy's arm back into place. Within two minutes it was as good as new and handed back to the excited little girls, and the kit back into it's own place. "Here. But next time, don't throw it at my face ok?...And let me know you want something fixed before you interrupt me, it's so rude." Both girls giggled and again ran back off as he groaned and repicked up his book from his noodle lap, and started reading again.  He was lazy, rude, and had a heart full of greed. Seeping of those who had better and helping him in life. But one fateful day everything changed. For one day he asked the child's mother a question. "My dear wife. You know I love you dearly, but I must ask you. Where did you receive such wealth and fortune." "Why, from a old wooden box in the pantry," she replied happily, "And inside the little wooden chest was gems and riches beyond our wildest dreams." "Yes, yes! But where did it come from?" "I know not how it got there or where it came from, but my child and I are oh so happy to have received such a delightful fortune. How we may live happily for a long while." Her husband was displeased with such an answer and once again asked but this time to the child. The child happily told the man his venture into the woods and his encounter with the spirit of shadows, filling the man's heart with more greed. That very night when the family slept, the man snuck out and made his own way into the deep woods of shadows and fears. Brambles cut his clothing, he cursed those who dare chase him and snap at his hinds as he ran, but the greed and lust in his heart was strong. So strong he persisted his heart green with envy. Alas finally he arrived and looking as though some creature had mangled him with their claws. The spirit was beckoning him closer with a bony rigged hand and spoke. "Oh one who's heart is sewn with greed and plight. You have sought me through danger and fright. Your actions of greed are inexcusable but like many before you have made it through the path of darkness. For that you have earned the right to one miracle, but also a warning. Be warned, with a pure and honest heart comes great rewards. With a heart who bleeds nothing but black with greed and jealousy, a foul end you shall meet. Think about the consequences greatly, for the repercussions shall be swift and tight. Oh one who comes to me with a black heart for his own wishes. I offer this to you so you may choose your wish wisely." The man paid no attention to the wise words of the ghost nor did he think about any real consequences for his actions as he spoke what he oh so desired. "Give me more riches than any man shall have!! Make my fortune one who will make me a fortunate man!! A bright castle and beautiful jewels is what I seek and most desire!!" "A answer I foresaw and one your shall have for not heeding my warnings. Oh man of greed and selfishness, you shall indeed have your wish awaiting you home. But do not be surprised when your unfortunate fate you shall unevitably meet. Now be gone creature of greed. My domain is not fit for one of you." The man left for his home and once his got there his had his miracle in the form of the purest black horse with a magnificent couch of ebony, inside the couch was boxes and jewels of every imagining. The man cared not for his wife or the young child that he had left behind, away in this marvelous new couch he received and off that horrid man went into the night with his shouts of greedy glee and pleasure as his family long forgotten. The mother and child awoken to no greedy man plaguing their lives and while the mother was quite saddened, she still had the child to watch after. As luck and fortune does benefit those with kind hearts, another man the mother sought and a kinder gentler man she got. With as much kindness to her and her child this man gave to combat the sorrows left behind by the other greed filled one. One day a message they did receive, about a much bigger estate of land and riches. The greedy man who had once left them behind without a second thought, was now no more as the spirits warnings he did not heed. As fate had decided he would be no more, a swift and tight end he did get. Leaving everything he valued behind of jewels and gold, to no man but a woman he did not care for. His wife and next of kin did receive, fame and fortune for kindness indeed. With kindness in their hearts the family did grow, and with it came all luck and fortune soon to glow. For those with kind hearts and bright minds, often find themselves on the favorite end of fate's hands. The old ghost hummed before turning the page of the book to read the next legend or dark tales of the book. It had plenty and so far this one had been the one with the most happiness in it. It was called The Spirit of Fortune and Fate. An oldie but goodie in his mind, he faintly remembered it from when he was younger, who knew someone would remember it enough after all this time to make a book with it, but I digress. He began to read the next legend- SQUEAK!! Something was thrown onto his lap and he looked down blinking to see a small cat plush on his lap, it's black fur and yellow eyes staring up at him and it looked a lot like those Nyakuza cats from the city....he rose a brow at it before moving the book and seeing the two cute children smiling up at him again. He groaned and picked up the toy...It didn't look damaged and he looked back to them with a raised brow or what could be considered an eyebrow on a ghost. "What did I say about throwing toys at me? And what exactly do you want me to fix? " He turned the toy over in his claws. Seams were tight, no holes or tears, and it wasn't in no way word. It still had it's glow in the dark eyes painted on too. "There's no damage." The curly haired child held up a bow and he looked at it. "And? What's that for?" "I can't get the bow around her neck to stay on, and it keeps looking wrinkled. Can you fix it please?" Bow was always the more likely one of the two to use things like 'please' and her slightly higher voice made it cuter. He hated(loved it but would never admit it) it and groaned, taking the small bow from Bow and wrapping the long thin end of his tail around the cat toy's body to hold it still while his hands worked. He wasn't wasting magic energy on this, this time. But one downfall of not having knees he guessed. "You couldn't have done this yourself? I thought your name was Bow, kid?" "That's the name everyone gave me because no one knew mine. Like how Hattie's....Hattie?" "...I guess you got me there." His claws worked wonders in getting the small bow to stay and at least looked decent in his opinion. He guessed it must've looked good enough to the girls too because when his tail unwrapped around it, Bow gasped and held her arms out as it dropped into the child's awaiting arms and she giggled as the pretty pink bowed cat blankly stared back at her and he repicked up his book again. "There you go, now go play and let me have my peace-" "Whatcha reading, BFF?" The ever mischevious Hated child reached her hands up and leaned against the chair to make grabby motions towards the book in his hands to which he pulled away and scowled. "A grown up book you're not allowed to read." "Why?," she asked climbing onto his chair and crawling into his lap. He held it higher in one hand. "Because I said so." SQUEAK!! The toy was thrown back into his lap and Bow jumped up and latched a hold of the chair cushion, and was helped pull up the rest of the way by Hattie. "Why?," Bow asked as soon as she was sitting in his lap too regrabbing her toy in her arms, "What's it called?" Both were straining their necks up at the book in his hands and he growled. Not in a threatening way, in a way like an older brother would if their little siblings kept bothering him. "It's Dark and Scary Legends and Stories by Ivanna Gitta Bat. And it's stories are too scary for you two." Their response was to giggle at him like regular children. He was a giant ghost and they played in a haunted forest of swamps with hands, fire spirits, dwellers, and a man trapped in the moon. Hattie had fought him and won, and had faced off against multiple enemies and other threats. How scary could his stories be?.....In a word. VERY. These stories had tales of old MEAN ghosts and gruesome fates, which was putting it lightly, and not fit for two seven year old kids. They couldn't even sleep without their space unicorn nightlight. So with a snap of his hand the book flew and hid itself in the tall shelf of books as the girls 'awwww'-ed in disappointment. "I mean it. NO!!...And what did I tell you two about throwing things at me?" "You said not to throw it at your face. We threw Mr. Night-" Bow held up the cat teddy. "-at your lap." Loopholes. They always used them. He sighed and leaned back into his chair while reaching up to rub his face. "Don't you kids have like a minion to play hide and seek with or toys you left outside to play with? You could at least learn how to tie a simple bow to keep yourselves entertained." "But you fixed them. Don't you wanna play with us?" He moved two clawed fingers to peer at the girls between them. "Not right now. You'll never understand being...endless aging kids, but grown ups sometimes want their own alone time. Like how you two like to have separate adventures, besides couldn't you just use those time pieces to rewind the damage or som-" "NO!!" Both jumped at the sudden and loud tone the kid used and she scowled up at the lightly startled ghost. "I can't use them like that!! That's not how they work at all!" ....He blinked before leaning his head in one hand and frowning, "Then elighten me please. After all I-....I don't think you even told me how they work. Besides them keeping you,...you." He pointed to the fact that she was still permanently stuck as a kid. Not that he was complaining. More company for eternity right? But she just shrugged. "I dunno exactly. I just know that you can't use them without something bad happening most of the time, that's why they're locked up." "Wait. I thought you could use them." She shook her head again. "Only reverse what they do, why do you think I use them to power my ship?" She stood in his lap and gave a salute. "The S.S. KIDDO!!" Then her form paused...and she looked down. "They also cut into the user's past and makes them go crazy with that kind of stuff. Like the evil witch in your story." That got a chuckle out of them....and it also made a lot of sense for the affects. He knew when he found one, he went full on crazy with the desire to keep them all. The power of something like THAT under his claws and more than one was appealing to him- "They kinda work like wishing stars." He snapped out of his rambling and blinked down at the little girl who plopped herself back down in her lap and blinked up at him. "Like how I made a wish on a shooting star last week for a whole plate of cookies and Cooking Cat gave me some for a surprise!! And Mustache wished to make all bad guys disappear and it gave her crazy powers to blast them away like in Timmy's video games." She scowled. "She's still a big meanie."  He huffed and smiled a bit....but paused at what she just said. '....Wished to make all bad guys disappear....' '....Gave her powers to blast them away...' How many times had he wished for a certain person to disappear? To get lost? How many times had he wished to never be able to see her again or even risk her being so close? All the trauma and bad memories and all the hurt Vanessa had ever caused could just...be whisked away. POOF!! Like it never even happened....WHY HADN'T HE EVER THOUGHT OF THIS SOONER!? Well, to be far he did have one or two little distractions that kept him on his toes-...Er. Tail so to speak. He slowly looked back to her with much greater interest now. "Well that's just the cat....But what exactly do you mean they 'work like shooting stars'? You mean that they grant wishes like genies or something?" She tilted her head confused and blinked. " I don't know what a genie is, but sorta? They make a alternate timeline that has your wants and collides in into your own timeline to make it happen. Why do you think I had to fix all those time rifts?" .....He blinked, "So you know about time and alternate timelines but you don't know how to tie a bow?" She shrugged again and he sighed..before pausing...."You said they could make anything happen?" She shrugged not paying attention now as she leaned back into his cool but soft body and pulled off her hat, reaching inside and pulling out a chocolate chip cookie and sticking it into her mouth. "I gueff so." She mumbled with her moth full. "But I don't mike dem mwilke dat." "Don't eat with your mouth full," he mumbled have paying attention. His mind was elsewhere, or more specifically on SOMEONE. ...Have you ever wished someone would disappear? Yes. And the answer might be right in front of him-  "Snatcher?" He hummed and looked down to Bow who tugged on his lowered arm. "Can you tell us a story? Please?" .....He sighed. "Alright. Ill uh..Tell you the one I just finished reading, but after this I wanna be left alone for a little bit." Both girls snuggled down into his sides and he groaned again. This would be a while. "*AHEM* Down in the world unknown there laid a kingdom drab and dark. Where darkness and shadows collided and lived in fear and power. One would be mad to even think about stepping in a place like this-" Hat Kid raised her hand. ".....Yes?" "What does 'drab' mean?" He groaned. Yep. Gonna be a looooong day today. 
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Diabolik Lovers Zero vol. 3 Subaru Sakamaki [Track 4]
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Original title: 生きるも死ぬも一緒に
Source: Diabolik Lovers Zero Vol. 3 Subaru Sakamaki [CD not owned by me]
Audio: Here
Seiyuu: Takashi Kondou
Translator’s note: Subaru landing a critical hit on my heart with this one. > // < I know they toned down the boys a lot compared to the early years of the franchise and not everyone is fond of this, but I can’t get enough of Subaru’s sweet moments. He loves you/the MC so unconditionally because he’s just grateful somebody is willing to love someone as ‘ugly’ and corrupted as himself. 
This track was requested by @xkilluas​!  If you would like to request a translation, please contact me through IMs or drop an ask!
Track 1 ll Track 2 ll Track 3 ll Track 4 ll Track 5
Track 4: Together in Life and Death
The two of you are still running away.
“Ugh...Fuck! This floor is too damn big! Haah...Haah...Did we lose those guys? Guess we have no other but to hide in the shadow of the statues for a while.
Haah...Haah...Around these parts there’s...floral objects, huh? I doubt these will start moving.
Understood? I’m putting you down.”
Subaru puts you back on the ground.
“Haah...Do your wounds hurt? ...My bad. I wanted to avenge you but...I couldn’t do anything. That bastard knowingly let himself get stabbed! Just to remind me of how powerless I truly am...
Shit! Whether it’s that jerk or that statue from earlier...They’re playing dirty!”
You try and calm him down.
“Ah...I’m sorry for losing my temper. We’ll get discovered if I shout like that, huh? I’m pissed off because I saw something I didn’t want to...”
You ask him about the statue.
“Yeah...It’s because of that statue just now. It...looked like my mother to me.”
You seem a little startled.
“Pathetic, right? I plunged a knife into a portrait that looked exactly like myself without a second thought, but as soon as I saw the statue resembling my mom, the inside of my head went blank. 
The mother who would cry out in agony whenever she saw me...Who was corrupted because of me...She was once again standing right in front of me. I didn’t know what to do. Even though it’s nothing but a big pebble! I could have easily smashed it to pieces but...Fuck!”
You shuffle closer, wanting to comfort him.
“...! Idiot! Don’t move! Is this really the time to worry about me? Ah...You’re more important right now, aren’t you? Oi, let me get a better look at your wounds.”
Subaru inspects the bite marks.
“...! He sunk his fangs in deeply...That bastard! He didn’t hold back one bit! I’ll get him for this!!”
You say sorry.
“You don’t need to apologize! You didn’t do anything wrong, did you?”
You explain.
“Haah? ...Come on...Did you really believe I could ever hate you? I’ll be honest, it does piss me off that somebody bit you, but I’m not angry at you. I’m mad at myself for failing to protect you. No matter what happens, I won’t fall into despair. ...You know this, don’t you? I feel like I’ll lose myself at times, that’s how much I...love you.”
You tear up.
“Idiot! Don’t cry! You’re suddenly all meek...Is this the result of having your blood sucked by that guy? ...Say, shall I erase these bite marks for you? I’ll overwrite your worries. 
...Come on, relax.”
*Smooch*
“Like this the wounds will close up in no time.”
He starts lapping at the marks.
“...Phew, they’ve healed. This place is next, huh? Che...He even went for your collarbone. I’ll make you forget about the fear he planted inside of you. Leave everything to me...”
*Smooch*
“...Your blood has gotten even sweeter than before. You’re making a nice expression. The pain has turned into pleasure, hasn’t it?”
You try and deny it.
“What are you getting embarrassed for? Just give in to it. Where else have you been bitten? Tell me. Name all of the places where you want my kiss.”
You get even more flustered.
“Heh. Your face’s bright red. Haha...I know. Over here, right? ...Hah, sucking from behind, he must have bad taste.”
*Smooch*
“...Mmh. This should do. ...That leaves just your arm right? Hm? What’s the matter?”
You shift around nervously.
“Heh. I get the gist of things. You want to get sucked by me, don’t you? That’s a perfect way to tempt me. Okay then. I’ll drink from the wound on your arm.”
He grabs hold of your arm.
“Watch closely, okay? As my fangs pierce through your skin.”
Subaru bites you.
*Gulp gulp*
“...Haah. So sweet and...hot...Heh. I might just lose my mind instead. Did he toy around with you that much? I would love to have some more, but I’ll stop here. Your body won’t be able to take it, right?”
*Smooch*
“The wounds are all gone. Do you feel dizzy?”
You shake your head.
“I see. But let’s stay like this for just a little longer. No matter who may try and stand between us, you belong to me. I won’t let you go, not now, not ever.”
You nod.
“Of course! I don’t plan on living without you. From the moment I entrusted you with that knife, I basically put my life in your hands. I haven’t forgotten that even now. I don’t mind being killed if it’s by you. That’s just how strongly I feel about you.”
You smile.
“You’re finally back to normal. You sure made me work for it. ...Hm? What’s the matter?”
You tell him you feel the same.
“...! Mmh...That’s right...I’m not the only one putting my life on the line. You’ll be here with me. Forever, by my side. I’m no longer my old self. Right now I’m not alone. That’s what you mean, right?”
You nod.
“I hadn’t forgotten it or anything. But voicing it out loud lifted the pressure off my shoulders. I was so pissed off earlier, but right now I’m totally at peace. How strange...I feel like I could take on the world right now.”
*Rumble*
“Who’s there...!?”
One of the statues appears.
“...Mother!? ...Why is that statue here...!?” 
Another one appears.
“Over there too!? ...Che, they’ve got us surrounded.”
Subaru gets up.
“Stay over there! I won’t let them lay a hand on you! ...Don’t worry. As if I’d let myself get defeated here! I’m going to live alongside you, that’s what I vowed. Therefore, I can’t chicken out over these frauds.”
He faces the statues.
“Don’t fuck me with! Trying to throw me off by taking on the appearance of my mother! Just by watching you, all kind of memories flood back to me. It’s like my heart is being ripped out!
...She put her full faith into me, so I can’t become weak here...!”
He lunges at the statues, destroying them one by one.
*CRASH*
“You deceiving monster...!”
*THUD*
“As if I’d let myself get tricked...!!”
*CRASH*
“Haah...haah...There’s someone who has my back now. I’m no longer scared.”
The fake Subaru arrives to the scene.
( ...Che, you turned my precious collection to dust. )
“...!? So you finally show yourself...What part of this is art!? These are nothing but rocks!”
( Haah? Rocks? You must just be begging for me to kill you. You made this big of a ruckus even though you were supposed to be quietly hiding. Are you an idiot? Play time’s over. I’ll turn both of you into food at once. )
“Che...!”
You slowly get up.
“Idiot! Don’t stand up! ...Huh? What’s the matter? ...Oi!”
You nearly collapse but Subaru catches you in time.
“...What’s wrong?”
You point towards the candle.
“...!? The candle...I see. So that’s what you’re trying to say...”
( Che...What are you mumbling ‘bout!? )
“Heh...You bastard. You exposed that your own body is made out of paint, right? The statues stopped moving after I destroyed them. Which means...A jerk made out of paint such as yourself...I can just burn to ashes!”
( ...!? )
“As to be expected your complexion went pale. She’s the one who realized. You’ve been using fireflies as a replacement for a regular lamp because you can’t handle fire, right?”
( Che...So what!? Even if you know that, you two can’t do a thing. )
“Whether we can or not...I’ll proof it to you right now. (Whispers) Run towards the candlestick...Put on the flame and hurl it towards that guy!”
( What...!? )
You start running towards the candle.
“Sucks to be you right now. That fool over there happens to be prepared for everything and was so clever to bring matches with her.”
( Fuck...! As if I’d let you! )
The doppelganger runs towards you.
“Hold it right there!”
Subaru stocks him in his tracks, attacking the fake.
( Ugh...! You’re in the way...Move! )
“...Even though she’s still lightheaded...She promised to carry out our plan. In that case, making sure you don’t get in the way is my duty!”
You light on the candlestick.
“Did you put on the flame? ...This is the end for you!”
( Che! Ugh... )
You hesitate.
“Oi! Why are you standing there frozen!? Hurry up and throw it! Don’t tell me...You can no longer tell who is the real one!?”
T/N: The subtle difference in their voices (with the fake Subaru having a faint echo to create an omnious effect) disappears here so I’m actually not a 100% on who is talking either.
“Aah!? Are you an idiot!? It’s obviously me!”
( No! Don’t let yourself get tricked! Hurry up and throw that candlestick at this guy! )
“You jerk...! Pretending to be me at the worst possible time!!”
( Hurry up and come over here! You should be able to tell ー Which one is the real me. )
“...Oi. You don’t have to choose either of us.”
Subaru grabs hold of his fake, keeping him in place.
( ...Ugh!? What are you doing!? )
“Now’s your chance! Throw it...! Just burn both of us together!”
( ...!? )
“If you let this chance slip, we’re done for! ...Rather than having to lose you to this guy...I’d rather perish alongside him! Hurry up!
...Don’t falter. I told you, didn’t I? If it’s you, I wouldn’t mind getting killed.”
( You bastard...Let me go! )
The fake Subaru punches Subaru in the gut.
“...!? Kuh...!”
( Come on, do it now! )
Yui steps closer.
( ...What’s the matter? ...I see. You finally realized I’m the real one, right? )
“...Idiot...Don’t go!”
( Hurry up and come here. But before that, throw the candlestick on him already. ...Oi? What are you doing...!? )
Yui sets him on fire.
( Uwaaaah...!!! ) 
“...You...How? How did you look through his lies?”
You explain.
“Heh. I see. You realized by those words, huh? In that case, I should have just said so from the start. My life...is always in your hands...We’ll be together in life and death.”
( Ugh...Aaaaah!! )
“That guy...He’s melting. This is...The scent of paint?”
( Aaargh...!! Together in...death!? That makes me sick! I’m gonna destroy both of you...!! I’ll...wreck...everythiiiiiing...!!! )
The fake burns to death.
“Did we...do it? He won’t come back to life. In that case, we really...!”
You nod.
“Yeah. Everything’s okay now.”
You nearly faint again but Subaru catches you in his arms.
“Woah there...! You’ve really outdone yourself this time. Jeez...Weeping again? ...Oh well, I’ll let it slide for now. Thank you.”
*Crash*
The other items in the room start catching on fire.
“...!? Did the flames from earlier spread!? ...The building’s collapsing! ...At this rate, it’ll burn to the ground. I don’t know who left this museum behind, but that kind of guy was living here. I’m sure this is for the best. It’s still raining outside, so I doubt it’ll spread to the forest. ...Let’s get out.”
Subaru picks you up.
“The museum that preys on its visitors...From today onwards, it’s closing its doors.”
You leave the building.
ーー TO BE CONTINUED ーー
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