I was waiting for this! *wiggles happily*
Who cooks: Obviously they both do with Lena cooking more frequently.
Who does the laundry and other chores: Again, both. (Gosh, they share responsibilities well.)
How many children do they have: 3 (Technically it’s still 3.)
Who’s more dominant: Man, they’re good at being equal. Neither is dominant in the traditional sense. Stef likes to think she’s “in charge.” She drives, she’s the first to get traditionally parental with the kids. But we all know that Lena is actually running the show. Stef is totally whipped by her independent woman and she absolutely loves it.
Favorite nonsexual activity: Falling asleep against each other on the couch during their evening glass of wine because they’re exhausted, hard working mamas.
Their favorite place to be together: The shower. (Even if it’s a purely “business only” shower, it’s the one place they can be alone and the kids absolutely will not bother them unless it’s an emergency.)
Any traditions: They celebrate the twins’ adoption day along with their birthday. They go dancing on their anniversary. It’s the only day of the year Stef will go and she does it only because Lena loves it so much.
Their “song”: Clair de Lune by Debussy It’s one of Lena’s favorites and she introduced Brandon to it and it was how they first really connected. Ever since Stef’s had a soft spot for it (even though classical isn’t really her thing.) Even though most couples’ songs doesn’t include their children, it was the first time she was sure she could let herself fully love Lena because Brandon loved her, too.
What they do for each other on holidays: Stef tries to make Lena’s birthday special. She usually tries to get the kids to help her do something big. One year she pulled strings and got a private day for just her and Lena in Lena’s favorite art museum. She wrote her a poem once and it was really terrible and cheesy and Lena keeps it framed on her desk at work. Stef’s birthday is almost always dinner with the kids because Lena knows she’d rather spend the time with them than without.
They made an agreement years ago that Valentine’s Day would always be low-key. Not about big romantic gestures but taking a day to appreciate each other even more than usual. Lena sends Stef flowers at work because Stef likes to pretend that it embarrasses her because of the guys at work but one year Lena didn’t do it and Stef was really disappointed.
The rest of their holidays are focused on the kids.
Where did they go for their honeymoon: Chased after Callie? lol We’ll just have to see what happens. As long as they get some alone time, idc. (Though I’d love to see them get a decent honeymoon.)
Where did they first meet: The school. (Man, so much is already canon! I love it!)
Any pets: I like to think Lena had a cat when they met that was alive until after the twins came to live with them. When it died, Mariana was so traumatized they thought it was best to not get another pet for a while and eventually it just wasn’t a priority.
What do they fight over: Basically what we’ve already seen. External issues that cause friction. And occasionally Stef sticking her foot in her mouth and trying to defend herself before realizing she owes Lena an apology.
Do they go on vacations, if so where: Rarely alone. They take a long weekend with the kids every year, sometimes up to Oregon or Washington. Basically anywhere they don’t have to fly because Lena hates flying and Stef hates the hassle of packing three kids through an airport. Usually the vacations include stops at educational places where the kids get bored and they’re really there for Lena while she hopes they learn something.
last night i found the most perfect christmas card of all time
i bought it, but i am keeping it for myself.
Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?
Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.
But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.
The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.
It starts with Rue.
SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT
This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though.
It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.
But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.
So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her.
When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.
Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.
And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena.
And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts.
She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.
In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in.
Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.
Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread.
Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag.
The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.
The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.
So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition.
Rue was the real Mockingjay.
I just got fucking chills. I don’t think I ever realized this before. I need to reread those books again.
Give me a ship and I’ll tell you:
- Who cooks:
- Who does the laundry and other chores:
- How many children do they have:
- Who’s more dominate:
- Favorite nonsexual activity:
- Their favorite place to be together:
- Any traditions:
- Their “song”:
- What they do for each other on holidays:
- Where did they go for their honeymoon:
- Where did they first meet:
- Any pets:
- What do they fight over:
- Do they go on vacations, if so where:
get to know me meme: [2/?] favorite movies → The Sound of Music
You are the twelfth in a long line of governesses who have come here to look after my children since their mother died. I trust you will be an improvement on the last one. She stayed only two hours.
You use the image upload option and add an “s” to the end of http and you put the “”31.” in front of media. It has to be the 31 and not the 24. The bastards reversed it on us.
This means we have to change the post to html to do this? Right? That’s the only way when uploading an image from your computer on a text post?
shoutout to the other 5 people on here other than me that don’t watch supernatural
I sacrifice comfort so that my pet can sleep with me