I go through life assuming everyone gets FRIENDS references. And when people don’t, I’m like:
how come i can keep a poker face on when reading aggressive frickling and frackling but i end up a gooey mess when there are cute nose boops and shy kisses and shit
I was reading a smutty fic on the bus and a boy leaned over and said “how can you read that with a straight face” and i just said “im used to it” and the look of horror on his face was hilarious
Caskett AU: Party-girl heiress Kate Beckett receives death/kidnapping threats, and hires ex-soldier Rick Castle as a bodyguard.
It sounded great until the bodyguard part. I laughed out loud. After “NPYD!” I can’t possibly picture Rick Castle as a military man or security detail XD
Really? A dark anti-heroic streak about protecting his loved ones, no lack of hesitation about using force or violence when he think it is necessary, a father who is an active and badass CIA agent…I can easily think of plenty of AU scenarios that lead Castle to the military or similar. To be fair, if you can picture Beckett as a feckless party animal, Castle as a bodyguard is a far smaller leap of the imagination IMO.
Also, a large, physically strong man with an unusual ability to stay calm and improvise in life threatening situations, especially for a civilian with no tactical training. It’s not hard to imagine that if Castle had been raised by someone other than an artistic single mother in Manhattan, he might have gravitated towards a military or law enforcement career himself. Much like Beckett’s wild child phase may have been much lengthier and wilder if she’d grown up in the same social environment as Castle or Alexis.
I can actually see a bit of a parallel between Castle in Target/Hunt and Espo in Still and Under the Influence.
That’s a great point regarding the Castle/Espo parallel. I’d love to see Marlowe and writing team flesh that out a bit more.
Caskett AU: Supermodel Kate Beckett and playboy author Rick Castle cross paths at a Fashion Week afterparty and immediately catch each other’s eye. What both think is going to be yet another meaningless affair quickly turns into something much more than they anticipated.
I love canon Caskett, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love this too.
you realize how much effort you make with a person when you don’t text them first for once and they never speak to you again
when the fanfiction you’re reading is so overwhelmingly good that you just have to switch tabs for a moment to collect yourself
how am i not tired of reading about the same two people falling in love in 5000 different ways yet
i pride myself on being able to read nc-17 pornography with a completely straight face in the middle of a crowded room, but you give me one cute line and my face starts spasming, not even SMILING, but like a tiny man is standing inside my mouth punching my cheeks with his tiny man hands.