I’d love to see the “you and I, we aren’t so different” villainous trope used by the hero.

Many times villains are characters who are driven to doing bad things because they felt they had no other choices or this was all they could do to stay alive. They shun the law because it was never written to protect them. They are embittered because they feel, and because they are, alone. Cast aside, left behind, threatened, spat upon.

“You and I, we aren’t so different,” doesn’t have to be a reminder that something in the hero is foul. It can just as easily be used to remind the villain that they aren’t all society say is bad or wrong. “You and I, we aren’t so different,” can be an offered hand.

“You and I, we aren’t so different.”

It absolutely can be the most pretentious, insulting thing…but it can also be a hope. Compassion goes a very, very long way, even if you don’t see the road ahead immediately.

Ooo I like this idea.


conspiracy theorists were made by a secret organization to draw attention away from people who had found something big. meanwhile, they’d kill that person. You, a member of this organization, have discovered a very important thing.


I went out for drinks with some coworkers as tomorrow’s my last day at the job, and asked one I didn’t know super well about his pet rabbit

“My girlfriend had it since she was a teenager,” said he. “It has kind of a weird name as a result.”

“Oh yeah? It’s not like, Jessica Rabbit, or something from Watership Down, is it?”

“No, no, it’s just… its name is Plot.”

I had a horrible moment where I was choking on my Jack and Coke cry-laughing with all the hilarity of the mild intoxicated person who really needs to order some barfood. Sadly, no one else got that my coworker had a literal plotbunny.

Well, now I know what I’ll name a rabbit if I ever have one.


all i want is a super hero story where the villain is monologuing and the hero doesnt interrupt!!! like the villain is going on and on but when he looks at the hero, expecting them to have escaped or fallen asleep or some rude gag, he sees the hero listening intently, asking him to go on and telling him that its fascinating. and so this happens every time the villain captures the hero, he does his monologue and the hero actually pays attention!! and so the villain starts actually just telling the hero why hes a villain, whatever drove him to do this, he just talks. and the hero listens. and they become friends, they work through the villains issues and reintroduce himto normal life and its pure!! and nice!!! and i just want villains working through their shit with the hero yknow?? if you know any examples of something like this tell me because i l i ve for it

tldr: hero listens to villain’s monologue because its interesting!! and he put time into it!!! eventual trust and friendship

Hm. I might have a revised headcanon for Loki.

I’ve always figured, based partly on various hints from the first movie and also on personality probability, that for the past thousand years Loki has been doing a lot of the work of running Asgard. That he expected to pretty much do all the work of ruling all his life when Thor was king while Thor took the credit. And for the past thousand years Thor’s been just running around killing people while Odin’s been just sitting around deciding who Thor would kill next.

The one problem with this is, how did Loki manage to do all this work for a millennium and not notice his father and brother were evil tyrants?

It just occurred to me that this is the mirror image of Tony’s history. Tony was alternately having fun and inventing stuff and let Obadiah Stone run his company for him, which was how Obie was able to misuse SI and Tony’s inventions and fortune for evil. Just because Tony wasn’t paying attention.

Now I suddenly thought, what if Loki’s story is more like that? What if Odin told Loki, Don’t worry about all that stuff, your brother will be the king, you can do magic and read and enjoy yourself.

What if Odin told Loki, Why don’t you find out where there’s some more magical relics on far-off worlds that I can send Thor to steal for the greater good.

What if Odin told Loki, This magical doodad you created is amazing, why don’t you stay in your chambers and create another one, I’ll give you a pat on the head.

What if Loki is even more like Tony than we thought?

Guess I’ll have to write another fanfic just to use this idea.

(Maybe I can use it in my Aquafrost idea.)



Imagine a story where Superman and the Flash have temporarily lost their powers, but they solve a crime by combining their skills as an investigative journalist and forensic scientist.

…I am so profoundly disappointed to discover, after a surface googling, that this has in fact never been done.

Somebody write this.

writing fanfic at 27: Here’s the beloved protagonist and their new adventures including a slow burn reunion with their OTP and squaring off against the Big Bad once more and and and —
writing fanfic at 47: Here’s the beloved protagonist. Asleep. Deeply asleep. The other half of their OTP ferociously defends their right to sleep in as long as they want

Last night I was looking at some scientific articles and one had a title that started “SCREW MIGRATION”.

It’s about how sometimes a screw used to mend a broken bone moves away from where it belongs, but now all I can think of is a grumpy bird staying put as he watches his stupid flock setting off south for the winter.




I just had to stop watching a show because a minor character endured a fate similar to that of Loki in TDW and I explained to Roommate that it was “too close to home”.

Apparently I now consider Asgard “close to home”.

gold-from-straw said:  “Which show??”

The Librarians. I’ve loved that franchise up until now but I think that one thing killed it for me.

@tigriswolf said: “Wait, what? Which character? When?”

Nicole, former Guardian. S4E1. I stopped watching after the reveal where Jenkins whined about how he had to do it, there was no choice. Roommate looked up spoilers and I guess the season’s going to be about whether the Library is *gasp* flawed or something, but whatever, I am just not here for this.

I’ve been kicking this around as I ate my breakfast. I think what bothers me is that this is such an utterly evil thing to do and they’re trying to present it as a “flaw”. As if this were a moral grey area or something.

It might be a flaw if Nicole hadn’t been locked up in secret, or if she’d had some kind of due process, but instead it was just Jenkins deciding totally on his own to lock her in the basement and not telling anyone. So this episode isn’t revealing that gosh, maybe the Library isn’t completely perfect; it’s revealing that Jenkins or the Library has a gigantic moral blind spot that means he/it can’t be trusted. That’s the best case scenario; it could also mean that the Library is actually totally evil.

Anyway, I think I’m going to incorporate something like this into one of my originalfic WIPs. That would be a good way for the hero to find out that the organization he works for is secretly evil.