That-Thing-You-Do!

2

Lee Pace • Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop - The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies.

set by request ► i’m sorry guys! I am very late with their orders gifs, I will try to catch up! :)

I wonder how long it takes Taylor to get these perfect clips of her cats for Instagram…Like does she spend hours chasing her cats around her house with a camera just hoping they do something cute!?!? I like to think so.

Pet Names
  • John:*walks into the lab to find Sherlock & Molly snogging*
  • John:*grimaces* Jesus...
  • Sherlock:*breaks away; grumpy* Oh, good...you're back.
  • Molly:*blushes; pats his coat* We really should get on with work.
  • Sherlock:*sighs; sits at his microscope*
  • John:*places coffee next to Sherlock; smug* Now who's the one who can't go five minutes with snogging their girlfriend?
  • Sherlock:*turns microscope dials* Hmm, still you, if your collar is anything to go by *smirks*
  • Molly:*giggles*
  • John:*frowns; wiping his shirt*
  • Sherlock:Molly, do you have those-
  • Molly:*hands him papers* Right here *kisses his cheek*
  • Sherlock:*still looking through microscope* Thank you, kitten.
  • Molly:...
  • John:...
  • Molly:*smiles* What?
  • Sherlock:*pauses; spins on his stool to face her* Oh, sorry, is that not right? Do you prefer puppy? You're a cat person so I assumed-
  • Molly:*still smiling* I don't under-
  • Sherlock:*quietly* We talked about pet names. It's the right time, the next step. My kitten...
  • John:...
  • John:*suddenly; stifling laughter* Well, I'm off...private discussion, I know. Must see Mary anyway... *hurries out before he can burst out laughing*
  • Molly:*sets her equipment down; approaches him* Sherlock, a 'pet name' isn't the name of a pet. I mean, if I were to call you my lizard, it's not very romantic is it? *kisses him lightly*
  • Sherlock:*pouts* I suppose not.
  • Molly:*bites her lip* We can make a thorough list later.
  • Sherlock:*smirks; pulls her closer* That sounds like a valuable use of my time.
  • Molly:...
  • Molly:*drops her head to his shoulder; stifling giggles* Pet name...
  • Sherlock:*blushes* Shut up...
6

Tauriel / Evangeline Lilly • BTS Hobbit BOTFA 

• set by request ►i’m sorry guys! I am very late with their orders gifs, I will try to catch up! :)

I had spent the majority of my time alone, and the rest of it apologizing for my existence. To this day, I have trouble. But I refuse to apologize for being. I will not say sorry. I am allowed to take up space. The world is going to see that I am valuable, and I will not be ashamed of myself for any reason.
—  the last paragraph of my memoir
  • Me:my anxiety is preventing me from doing [insert thing that I wanna do but can't because anxiety is making me physically sick/mentally stopping me]
  • Person:you should just do it, because then you'll be able to get over it :)
  • Me:
  • Person::)
  • Me:whoa wow you're right thanks that helped a lot
on high expectations

barricadeur​’s wipmadness project got me thinking. i just started a new job, and for the first time in my life i’m expected to write on a daily basis, an experience that has been terrifying and exhilarating. 

i’m a last-minute perfectionist when it comes to writing. in school, i always started every essay as late as possible, procrastinating at least partially because i wanted the end result to be so fucking good, that how do you even start with such expectations? i’m not going to say i’m “cured,” but one lesson i’ve learned the hard way the last few years is that it’s so important to just do the thing. complete the thing. 

finish the project and submit it. we have editors and teachers there to help us improve, if it’s not our best work. but chances are that the expectations you put on yourself are not aligned with reality. the stuff you think is shitty actually might be awesome. but you’ll never know if you don’t turn it in.

i can’t tell you how many papers i handed in late and assignments that i dropped at the last minute because i was worried i couldn’t do a good enough job. i think this feeling is something a lot of us feel, and it helps keep us humble. i’ve found it among some of my favorite people and creators. but eventually you have to let it go, especially when others have high expectations of you. it’s for a reason. it’s not magic or chance. you have to trust that they might be a better judge of what you can do than you are (credit to the brilliant soemily, who told me this). 

no matter how much i try to predict what others are thinking and what they will like, i’m always surprised. people vary vastly in taste. think of the differences we have in fandom alone, and then how fandom is a concept we’d have to explain to others who spend their days obsessed with entirely different stuff. 

i treasure all feedback on my stories, and i love it when people call out a line or scene. it’s often not what i expect, to my profound relief: oh, they liked that thing i thought was terrible! this snippet i almost didn’t publish because i was sure it sucked is blowing up on tumblr? wait, you saw what i was trying to do there?! 

writing for you all has been the best teacher of all, making me get up every day with great expectations. but the main takeaway should be that i can’t predict what you, personally, enjoy, so i shouldn’t let that prevent me from publishing something that i, personally, am certain isn’t my “best work.” how could i possibly know my best work? that’s up for you to decide. 

it turns out that what i’ve been afraid of, having to write every day for a discerning audience with a lot of opinions, has been my favorite thing to do. there’s other stuff about the job that’s not ideal, like any job, but of course i was too busy worrying about writing. turns out, that’s kinda my thing.

work on the thing that makes you happy

cartermaysimmons asked:

hey will you write me jem & may's first meeting for maysimmons week since we never saw it

all aboard (ao3)

Melinda May meets FitzSimmons.

‘You seriously want me to go and pick them up,’ May repeats for the third time, her voice flat. 

Keep reading

so…….i keep….telling myself i need to do this but i keep putting it off……..

basically i want to go on an unfollow spree. 

anymore my dash is filled to the brim with things i don’t care a lot about. it might be because i’ve moved on from fandoms and it may be because others have moved on from this fandom. anyway. i want more tolkien on my dash and not wading through as much other stuff because i am no longer multifandom. 

i used to be multifandom. i mean i still post the occasional misc other fandom from time to time. i used to enjoy having 84392474634 different things on my dash. but now i’m pretty much purely a tolkien blog. (well basically pretty much a bagginshield blog, but yknow). 

but this obviously means breaking some mutuals. but to be clear: i’m not unfollowing people because i hate you or anything. we’ve gone our separate ways and that’s cool. if you want to keep following me go for it. don’t feel like you have to stop talking to me either if we’ve talked before. again, if i unfollow you it’s nothing personally against you. i just want to make my dash a place i enjoy and i’m sure people can understand that.

this is also a psa, message, sign, etc. to any other mutuals who don’t feel like they’d like to continue to follow me. again i understand we’ve gone our separate ways. or even if we are still in the same fandom if you don’t want to see nonstop bagginshield please don’t feel like you have to continue to follow me. honestly. i’ll be ok. you’ll be ok. we’ll all be ok. ok??

i will still be keeping long-time good tumblr friends and a few fandom blogs i still enjoy seeing on my dash from time to time but i am cutting down a lot on the amount of blogs i follow

this will probably be a slow gradual process over the next couple weeks to couple of months. but this is just so there’s a heads up that i’ll be doing this. thanks!! ♥♥

To One Thing Constant Never Part 31/31 - LLFL

Title: The Beginning

Prompt: Bleurgh

Characters: Beatrice Duke, Benedick Hobbes

Word Count: 1296

Summary: There’s one argument, at the beginning of everything, that Beatrice and Benedick might not ever resolve. And maybe, that’s okay. 

Notes: Yay! Chapter 31 of 31! I’m almost an entire month late, but I’ve officially completed all 31 prompts of the LLFL challenge! It’s been so fun, I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. I was going to end on some big cutesy scene with everyone together, but I couldn’t get that scene to happen right, so eventually I gave up and returned to my NMTD fic roots: fluffity fluff fluff. Enjoy!