I beat poverty for a good many years and I’ll be damned if I’ll go down at the first little whiff of success… I think I got to believing critics — I thought I could write easily and that anything I touched would be good simply because I did it. Well any such idea conscious or unconscious is exploded for some time to come. I’m in little danger now of believing my own publicity….

Again I’m sorry. But I’m not ready to be a hack yet. Maybe later.

—  How John Steinbeck, born on this day in 1902, performed the greatest act of creative courage there is – that of changing one’s mind.
The Spiral Fish Cakes

Pairing: Naruhina
Rating: (something lol)
A/N: First off anon, never apologize to me for poor English. I personally know how hard it is to learn a new language, and as long as people can understand you, you’re doing just fine in my book ^.^ Second OMG O//O I’m by no means a genius but dakfjalkdfjdafj Thank you!!! I’m so flustered now! lol I’m so happy that you thought of me when you had this idea. I just got done studying for my own test and I think a little naruhina will do me some good (◠‿◠✿)

Hinata glared at the wall as it slightly vibrated because ofthe loud music pounding behind it. She already told her neighbors twice to turnit down, and they simply smiled nodded their head and slammed the door on her face. She stood up from her desk and started beating the wall with her fist. The music got louder. She screamed slightly in frustration and prepared to walk over there when her dorm room door opened wide revealing her roommate, Sakura.

The pink haired beauty raised one perfectly manicured eyebrow, “What’s got you so riled up?”

At that very moment, the loud music was accompanied by a loud thump. She glared at the wall and Sakura started laughing. Hinata turned her ire on her friend. Sakura raised her hands up with an enormous grin on her face, “Hey! Don’t get mad at me. I just got back from the gym. It’s not like I told them to interrupt your studying. Although, my offer still stands.”

"I have a test in two weeks. No," Hinata sat down at her desk forgetting about her neighbors when another loud thump came from their room. She growled a little this time.

Sakura slapped a hand on the desk, and Hinata jumped at the sound, “Two weeks is a long ways away, and this party is tonight. So guess what sugar you’re coming with me. I’m no longer giving you a choice. Deal with it!”

With a waggle of her finger, she turned away and grabbed her bathroom bag leaving the bedroom. Hinata figured she was going to take a shower, and that meant the conversation was over. She glared at her binder filled with notes from lectures and her book, plus her laptop opened to reveal helpful websites, all tools for studying. She had been studying hard for the past three days, perhaps Sakura was right, but leaving her studies to go to a party wasn’t exactly her thing.

She’d never been to a party before either. She wasn’t ready! She was much more comfortable just reading a good book or watching a movie down in the living area. Hinata pushed away from the desk and flopped onto her bed face first. What was she going to do with Sakura?

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we just fool you | newt

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This idea came while showering:you’re like 8 girls in the glade and you were the first one for a year and you’re pretty good with all of the girls, and they knew that you like Newt and try to help you.I JUST THOUGHT OF SOME NAMES; THEY HAVE NO MEANING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.EXCEPT TERESA AND BRENDA;HEHE.

Just another usual dinner in the Glade.You ate your meal, sitting with the other girls around, talking , joking ; enjoying the small things in life.It didn’t change the fact that you hated the place, hated this life but it made it easier for you.”So alright girls .”,you said and stood up.”I’ll go to bed now.”

”No, wait!”,Teresa said and held you back.”Why?”,you asked confused.”You still haven’t talked to him yet?”,Brenda asked with big eyes.”To who?Why you didn’t tell us?”,Samantha asked you.”Newt of course!”,Teresa almost shouted but you shut her with putting your hand on her mouth.”Do you want him to hear it?!”,you asked angry.

”Yes!”,she said and you rolled your eyes.”How do you want me to do it?”,you took a deep breath out.”He doesn’t like me, so I don’t want to blame myself.”,you told them.”I’m sure he likes you!I mean I saw him staring at you everytime and you’re so good friends since ages.You were the first girl here, he spends a lot of time with you!”,Brenda tried to cheer you up with a small smile.”I’ll really go to bed now, and don’t do anything in the back of me!I swear, I’d throw you into the maze”,you warned them and left head shaking.

You just got into your bed, you were really tired but you couldn’t sleep immediatly.Then you suddenly heard two voices, they got closer.You kept your eyes closed and turned.It was Newt and Teresa.”Newt, I wanted to ask you one last thing?”,you heard Teresas voice.Your heart skipped a beat, you knew what was coming.

”Yeah?”,he asked.”Well , uhm , I was wondering what you think about Y/N, ehm, because I don’t know but I think you’d make a cute couple.”,she stuttered.She knew she was dead, so.”W-Well , she’s okay , I guess..”,he mumbled.Your heart dropped.You always told yourself that he didn’t like you, but you always had a little bit hope , but now it also was dead.

”Oh, … I thought she liked you, so , uhm , just forget it, sorry.I’ll better sleep now.”,Teresa said disappointed and you heard her leaving.With a single tear falling down to your pillow, you fell asleep.

You felt bad as you woke up; you had a nightmare.You sweated a lot and just felt horrible.But you had to get up, so you did and went to the wash your face, the most of the gladers already woke up and were doing their jobs, some were still eating their breakfast.You felt a bit better after making yourself fresh and then got to eat breakfast.

”Also decided to wake up, huh?”,Teresa said and sat down next to you.”I heard you talking to Newt yesterday.”,you confronted her immediatly.She former her mouth to an ‘O’ and her face turned sad.”I-I’m so sorry Y/N…”,she mumbled.”It’s okay, I knew it.Just wished that I’d have something like Thomas and you have.”,you said cold and just ate your breakfast.You usually loved breakfast but you didn’t like it this time so you put that to the side.

”So, I have work to do now.”,you excused yourself and stood up.”See you later, maybe.”,so you stood up and went to the gardens.She didn’t say anything while you were leaving, thank god, the whole situation was depressing.

But you tried to see the positive things, you could focus more on your work, more than you ever did before, and you were there like for two years.And you wouldn’t worry about Newt anymore, everything was clear.And you had nothing else to worry about, well , except the maze and trying to get out of it.

So you started picking up potatoes and brought them to the kitchen, and did the same all over again.When the day was already over, Newt came to the gardens to help you.”Have been a hard day, huh?”,he asked you , trying to start a conversation.”It was good.”,you just said really cold.

You didn’t know why but you were angry at him.Maybe you just needed some time to accept the situation.He gave you a confused look before you went back to the kitchen to give the potatoes to Frypan.He was already cooking dinner, you were so hungry, you didn’t eat lunch today.

So you were finished for the day and went to take a shower.Maybe you’d feel better then.Not that it would change the situation, but you would feel clean and comfortable. You loved the feeling of just being clean and going to bed.

Your hair was still wet when you ate dinner.This time you weren’t talking at all, you weren’t in the mood for it.Teresa was looking at you time to time, but you were still quiet.You weren’t angry at her really, more angry at you.You had hoped so much but also knew it wasn’t going to work out, but were still disappointed.

Gally came over to you and asked if you wanted to play truth or dare with them, the other girlswanted to play with them but you shook your head.”C’mon Y/N!”,Brenda said but you shook your head again.You really didn’t want to do any of it.

”Just a few rounds”,Gally tried to make you play too, and at the end they won.Your rolled and sat downt to the other gladers, and didn’t really listen to them.But  then Teresa suddenly said your name.You widened your eyes , you knew what was coming.

”Truth”,you said and gave her an angry look.You’d just lie if she asked you something embarassing or worse.”Oh Y/N, we all know you girls tell everything each other!C’mon, choose dare”,Minho said and you just rolled your eyes.”No.”,you said chosen andlooked again at Teresa.”So, ehm , okay.Who’d you rather kiss ; Newt or Thomas?”,she asked and raised an eyebrow.

God, she didn’t let you a choice.”What abou the tree right behind you?”,you asked sarcastically and rolled your eyes.”No, seriously!”,she said.”Hell, no one, kay?”,you said angry.”Someone else can take my turn.”,you said and Thomas directly took it.”Okay, Newt”,he said and Teresa gave me a smile.

What was going on here?

”Uhm , Dare.”,he said and Thomas smiled like an evil.”Kiss Y/N, at least for 10 seconds.”,he said and your eyes widened.Newt seemed to be shocked to and gave him some weird look.”You have no choice dude”,Thomas laughed.

You were a little bit afraid, and you didn’t figure out Newts and your first kiss in the front of almost all of the gladers.You fastly crawled over to him and sat down next to him.You just felt so uncomfortable, everyone watching you.

”Okay, love.”,he whispered and pulled you closer to him when he touched your neck and you held him by his waist.He never called you love before, that made you even more nervous.You were sure he could hear your heart.He slowly leaned in and then you closed your eyes and your lips touched yours.

It was very intensive and passionate, like he would really love you.That moment was like endless, you were holding your breath and you couldn’t get enough.”You can stop by now, guys!”,Thomas shouted and yoi stopped immediatly.God, it felt so good, you wish it never ended.

But it was over then.You were still ‘flashed’ from the kiss, it felt so good, you wanted to do it again.But then you remembered; he didn’t like you.And he just did it, because he had to.”I-I’ll leave now.”,you said and stood up, hushing to the beds.

Your feelings were mixed up, you were confused.Why did they do that to you?You jumped into your bed but your eyes were wide opened.”Y/N?”,you heard Newt’s soft voice.”Hm?”,you asked and turned around.He was standing there and coming towards to you.

”I really wanted to do something”,he said nervously and scratched his head.”And what?”,you asked hopefully and stood up.And before you even realized it he crashed his lips on yours and got closer to you.Your body touched his and he held you close by your waist and your hands surrounded his neck.

As the kiss ended your foreheads still touched.”I wish I told you before how I feel.”,he said.”But what was with yesterday evenig?”,you asked him confused.”We wanted that you thought I don’t like you… we were good, weren’t we?”,he laughed.

”Just..just kiss me again”,you mumbbled, not thinking about what happened.You went backwards in your bed, taking Newt with you.You kissed all over again, cuddled yourself at his chest and heard his heart beating.And then, suddenly , you felt asleep next to him.

But you thanked Teresa and Thomas, just in your mind.

nice. I’m about to write another iwa0i fic. 

I’m officially consumed by them———————- nice. 

Well, that was a terrible week in our house. The kind of week that I already look forward to reflecting back on and saying “My God, remember when all that crap happened at exactly the same time and we had no idea what we were going to do??? I am so thankful that we figured that shit out!”. Without oversharing we are all good, healthy and preparing to make some positive changes. In every setback there is opportunity… That’s what I am focusing on! Thought that this quote was an appropriate choice for today. Time to start making some dreams happen!

So how is the running stuff going?? Both good and bad. We committed to completing 2015 miles in 2015. First we were set on accomplishing it as a team… Then as individuals. Guess what??? We are teaming up again. 10km a day is a huge commitment. It is consuming so much time and energy and my body is not happy with me. For my fitness level I am definitely overtraining and the negative impacts are obvious. My knee is really bothering me and my speed has decreased drastically. Nothing like not being able to beat your 5km time from when you were 7 months pregnant! So we are scaling back our miles and I am hopeful that this will create an opportunity to focus on some strength training, yoga and even some downtime to sit and enjoy a coffee every once in awhile. This is really tough for me as I love a challenge but I think it will be a positive change and physically my body will be so much happier!!!

As of right now I have completed 338 miles this year. I am really happy with that number considering how miserable of a winter it has been!

anonymous asked:

I've a good idea of what Aya did in lsw but can you explain her feelings about Fushimi, Yata and their relationship.

Like I mentioned in the other post I don’t think I can go too into detail with Aya because I think I need to see more of her, but I can give some general thoughts just on what’s been translated and what I know of the spoilers (though I’ll say I edited this like six times and I still don’t feel confident about it so take this with a grain of salt).

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ship meme time

Send me a ship name and I’ll answer the following;

  • Which one is the big/little spoon?
  • Who meets whose family first?
  • Which one loves the rain?
  • Which one cried during a Disney movie?
  • Who puts cold hands/feet on their partner when they’re mad at them or feeling playful?
  • Who loves food?
  • Who’s the nostalgic one that brings up stuff that the other doesn’t even remember?
  • Who takes really long showers when the other one is in a rush?
  • Who said I love you first?
  • Which one thought it’d be a good idea to stock up on Doritos?
  • Which one wants to dye their hair crazy colors?
  • Who is more likely to watch and enjoy and a chick-flick?
  • Which one is more of a nerd?
  • Who’s the more protective one?
  • Who’s the most emotional?

anonymous asked:

Okay, so I was planning on making a blog that's basically like a digital library of Caryl fanfics and AUs and stuff, and I wanted to know your thoughts on that?

Sounds like a good idea, anon. For the sake of constructive criticism, for example, how would it differ from a site like Nine Lives? What would it have to offer to attract? What would it do different? 

Please keep us updated on this imbitious project!

- first mate thereadermuse

arielselenedevalmond asked:

Would you tell us how you, Barid and Lews became friends? Do you remember any stories with 2 or 3 of you that were particularly memorable for you?

Barid and Lews already knew each other when they came to the Academy. I can’t remember how or why precisely I met them, I was two years older and not in any same classes—

Ah. Yes. I joined the debate club the year they entered the Academy — Great Lord alone knows why I ever thought that was a good idea. I had the club president practically in tears by the end of the first meeting. Anyway, Lews joined as well and of course he wasn’t afraid to go against me. Not that he had the faintest idea about how to actually present a coherent argument or how to construct a relevant counter-argument, but he had spirit. (And I daresay he learned quickly. At that point I’d already quit the club, though, for the sake of everyone’s sanity.) He must have thought that having his arguments obliterated by me for a couple of sessions made me his friend, and he invited me along to other activities, parties and such. I was bored and curious. The rest, as they say, is history. Quite literally.

A brand new project has come to my mind. I’d say I need to be stopped, but this is probably the first art-related project I might actually be able to pull off. So… stop me next time? :’D

if you stopped watching Shield after the first episode because “everything was so predictable” or “the charcters had no depth” let me just tell you everything you thought you had figured out was wrong and this show will blow your mind


Hello everyone! I’ve decided to make a Kagerou Project network!


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Do you ever watch this scene and feel like— No.

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With Marvel’s new Black Panther movie coming out, I thought it would be a good idea to make a reading guide for those of you that would like to learn more about him. I personally think it’s amazing to see one of my favorite POC characters come to life on the big screen!

  • Jungle Action #6-24
  • Black Panther Vol. 3
  • Black Panther Vol. 4
  • New Avengers: Illuminati one-shot from New Avengers Vol. 1
  • New Avengers: Illuminati
  • Black Panther Vol. 5
  • Black Panther: The Man Without Fear
  • Avengers vs. X-Men

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