Does anyone else get those days or weeks or months when you just lose sight of what you want, where you’re heading and why you’re doing all this living and moving and learning? 

I entered into this sort of ennui at the start of this month, allowing myself to fall into a rut of negative energy and directionlessness. The happiness default I’d written about and prided myself with at the start of year seemed to have escaped me – I felt sad and bored; I felt like I was moving along in some kind of half-existence. And it sucked!

So today, I cleared my diary and turned to my journal. I needed time to carefully and honestly evaluate what exactly had happened in the past month to make me feel so blue.

Today, I discovered that somewhere down the line, I’d forgotten to check in with myself. It turns out there are little things I need to do for myself – and on face value they may seem irrelevant to getting higher grades or strengthening friendships, but they are so so so important. Yoga makes me feel stronger in more ways than one; clearing my desk clears my mind; painting my nails makes me concentrate more on what I’m doing with my hands. And feeding my mind? Oh man – that makes me feel like me. I hadn’t realised how important these things were in my life until I stopped doing them, and I need to work on reminding myself to always keep doing them even when life gets a bit heavy.

So today I have:

1. Voted.

2. Got stuck in the rain because I walked to do my voting. 

3. Drank a lot of coffee to avoid going out in the rain.

4. Tried to fit a table into my car.

5. Called my dad because the back seat of my car would not come down.

6. Found out the back seats do not come down in my car.

7. Bought a television.

8. Cried to my aunt so that she’d come with me to pick up my table in her car.

9. Opened a shit tonne of SQBB fics and not read them (mine’s here

Now, to actually put together the table, sort out the television and settle in for a terrible night of watching the election.

THE TOP 30 THINGS THAT ALL HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN SHOULD KNOW

1. You will experience loss.

2. Sometimes your childhood friends turn out to be bad people.

3. Being kind is infinitely more important than being cool.

4. You will be forgotten.

5. Always turn in your homework on time.

6. Respect your teachers and they will respect you in return.

7. If someone doesn’t treat you well, leave them.

8. You will make mistakes that can’t be fixed.

9. It’s okay to experiment with alcohol and drugs, but be safe.

10. Forgive yourself.

11. ‘No’ is a good word to learn how to use.

12. If you’re having trouble, ask for help.

13. Sleep well every night.

14. Remember that a C is passing.

15. A test score is not a reflection on you as a person.

16. This all ends.

17. It’s better to have a few good friends than a lot of bad ones.

18. Don’t verbally or physically bully anyone ever.

19. Adults don’t always understand how hard high school is.

20. Volunteer time to a meaningful cause when you can.

21. Everything in moderation.

22. You can take a day off every once in a while.

23. Remember to still do things you enjoy with people you like.

24. Everyone gets acne.

25. Don’t date the same person twice.

26. Be honest with your friends.

27. Pencils on the ground in the hallways are fair game.

28. Have good posture while sitting or your back will be fucked for life.

29. You will grow in the most uncomfortable ways.

30. You are always your first priority. Be kind to yourself. Remember that you are worthy of everything.

—  d.a.s
I really enjoy spending time with you, even if we’re just going to be sitting around and talking about nothing. There are a million things I love about you, like your nose or the way you smile, the way you look me in the eye, too. And I just get the greatest feeling when I make you laugh. I feel as if my company makes you happy, and that’s what I wish for you. For you to be happy. And when I see you laugh at my clumsy ways, it just makes me want to spend the rest of my life with you so I can see a smile on your face.
—  Daily Tumblr Love Quotes
favorite 90's bands/groups

Bacon Street Boys
Salt and Pepper
Britney Pickle Spears
Spice Girls
Mmm’Sync
Food Fighters
The Smashing Pumpkin Pies
Tupacks. Of Ketchup
Vanilla Ice Cream
Rage Against the Claw Machine
Bell Peppers Biv Devoe
Marky Mark and the Funky Brunch
R. Jelly
Destiny’s Child Eats Free… On Tuesdays
Sugar Ray
Jane’s Bacon Addiction
Fjork
Biggie Small Drink
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How about that season finale? THE STEREK SCENES. Seriously, that look Stiles did towards Derek?! I will never be over it. It was like the Abomination scene all over again, and I loved it. Alright, here’s the last Moonday Hangover List until NEXT YEAR :(

Here are some of my favorite tumblr fics, and a wolf!Derek list. Have at it and happy reading :)

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Tumblr fics

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  1. The one with all the Cheesecakes
  2. Join Me
  3. - Cross Country Train Ride
  4. Derek is Adorable and he Sells Produce
  5. Crossing a Road
  6. - Switch Jackets by Mistake
  7. You Want Me To Do What?
  8. Reading Erotic Fiction on the Bus
  9. Modern Royalty AU
  10. - Having a Crush on your BFF
  11. The one with the Rumor
  12. Tale as Old as Time
  13. Curly Fries
  14. - The one with the Kitten
  15. Ross’ New GF (With Sterek)
  16. HSDSS
  17. Enamor Me
  18. Acting Like A Married Couple
  19. Safe Harbor series
  20. Stiles Takes Care of Human Derek

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Wolf!Derek fic recs list

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We Got Something Magic (Complete: 50,599: Explicit)

Scott is never bitten, so Stiles never meets Derek or learns about werewolves. He is, however, since a young age, captivated by a recurring dream of a beautiful, red-eyed wolf that he comes to hold dear to his heart. After college, he moves to Seattle and decides to get a tattoo to acknowledge his dream Wolf, finding a lot more than he expected at Triskele Tattoo.

In which Derek is a tattoo artist and a good alpha, Laura is alive, and Stiles and Derek share each other’s dreams.

The Importance of Turning Around Three Times Before Lying Down (Complete: 31,653: Mature)

It’s like this dog has walked out of all of Stiles’ childhood dreams and into the real world just because Stiles wanted it hard enough. He is the most awesome dog ever, and Stiles and his new dog totally have a bond. A deep, unbreakable bond because this dog is his spirit animal, obviously. Now he just has to convince the dog of that.

You are the Moon (oneshot: 10,055: Teen)

Stuff Stiles doesn’t like to deal with first thing: hot, moist dog breath in his face, a cuddly werewolf creepifying his perfectly normal morning wood with shades of bestiality, and his dad holding his service revolver up against the skull of his bedmate, never mind the fact that his bedmate could possibly be a vicious unhinged rogue omega.

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heartbrokensammy said:

Is this a good way to point out that a character is not white without being super obvious; "The white snow provides a high contrast against her russet skin." ?

It’s not that I don’t want people to notice, but I want to describe characters without just putting their description out there. I wanted a good way without going, “They’re not white.”

Ways to Indicate Race

Noting skin color by contrast is perfectly fine, though describing skin color is not necessarily enough to “lock in” the notion that your character is a Person of Color, especially if they happen to be light, white passing, or otherwise.

Even then some people might “miss” or ignore descriptions of even dark brown and tell themselves it’s a White person so that alone tells you extra efforts are at times called for.

  1. Physical descriptions: Along with describing skin color, you can note facial features and/or any cultural or religious garment worn by themselves or family members. Obviously not to say PoC look the same, but there are common features to a race, such as afro hair to Black people, though there’s incredible diversity even within Black hair.
  2. Engage in their culture: If a character and their family is celebrating the Chinese New Year, going into their early memories with the holiday and what it means (or doesn’t mean) to them, we’re likely gonna assume they’re Chinese.
  3. Associations/Club: Maybe they’re in a Black Student Union, or someone attempts to recruit them to a school, club, program or organization that pertains to their race, or even a friend/family member encourages them to join.
  4. Use another character(s) to state it. A younger or older character might boldly note the differences in their skin or looks to the character. Someone might make a funny, awkward, exoticizing, racist or insensitive comment or joke.
  5. Use character “voice”: The character might make a quirky or casual statement related to their race.
  6. Racial Grievance: A character making note of a racial grievance and/or facing racism or micro-aggressions can indicate their race.
  7. Just state it. There’s honestly no shame in just stating a character is Black, Indian etc. But it’s like with any story detail; it should fit naturally as it’s odd to just blurt it without cause.

Threading indicators like these, at least early once and then throughout the story at your discretion, should be effective for letting us know the character is x race.

I’d also like to add that only stopping to describe your Characters of Color implies White = default so be sure to describe your White characters as well within your writing.

Hope this was helpful!

~Mod Colette

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