(these two are basically like fine wine)

Jared Padalecki (aka Dean) from “Gilmore Girls” has aged like the finest of fine wines

Jared Padalecki (aka Dean) from “Gilmore Girls” has aged like the finest of fine wines

Back in 2000, something wonderful happened: We were introduced to Dean Forester, Rory’s first love on Gilmore Girls, who was portrayed by the actor Jared Padalecki. Yet though it’s been 16 years since we first met, Jared has continued to capture our hearts – especially since he’s only grown more gorgeous with age.

Here he is, shining like a star back in 2000:

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A mere two years later, he grew up quite a bit. And evidently decided to give shell necklaces a try:

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DAMN DEAN:

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Puberty basically gave Jared a free pass and turned him into a bronzed god in 2007: 

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Padelecki? More like Pade-LIKE-i. 

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We bet that microphone is swooning:

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In 2012, Jared grew out his hair and YUP – he still looks like a beauty king:

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Jared, do you work for NASA? ‘Cause you’re out of this world. 

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How? How does he do this?!

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Raise your hand if you want to be the love of our collective lives! 

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And now we’re back to 2016, a time when Jared Padelecki has officially demonstrated that he has supernatural powers (pun intended):

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alcohol headcanons:

lance: likes fruity, girly drinks (sex on the beach with peach schnapps, basically)
shiro: can’t hold his liquor so tries to limit himself to a beer or two or a glass or wine
keith: chugs hard liquor straight from the bottle like a fucking lunatic
pidge: pretends she’s drinking apple juice but stole a beer from shiro (same with wine, pretends it’s juice)
hunk: a fine connaisseur of wines and artisanal beers but can do with regular old grocery store beer

News Of The Day

So I told you the Patreon was off for March (and it is. It’s automatically set to go on hiatus, and Patreon assures me you will not be charged, and, if it is, I will call and have it all refunded.) This is because, in this year of me and Jill preparing to settle down and have a baby, I am going to Europe. I’ll be gone between March 6th and March 31st. 

Doc, that sounds like the worst possible way of settling down. Let me explain. No, there is too much, let me sum up. 

When I was a girl, going to Europe was my dream, and it was a dream that was like going to the moon–I come from a relatively poor background on both sides, particularly when I was young. No one in my family had been to the east fucking coast when I was a girl, I saw the ocean for the first time when I was 18 and only because I made it happen. But Europe, you see, was never going to happen, no matter how many avenues I tried, I was still a girl from the middle of nowhere who, regrettably had never been born into wealth. 

I was talking to my boss about how it was something I’d always wanted to do before I had a baby, and I was sad that it was pretty clear that wasn’t going to work out. Jill had wanted to send me, but we just couldn’t make it work. It was a thing she really longed to do for me before we had a baby, but the truck broke, and we need a new water heater–the banal things of life. It was disappointing, but it was a dream I was going to let die.

 My boss is a complex man, a rich white dude who nonetheless has a sense of compassion and generosity that occasionally strikes like lightning. So he gave me the money for plane tickets, train tickets, and a month off (unpaid). If you’re going to go once in your life, he said, try to make it count. SO I AM. I was originally going to go by myself, as I don’t have much trouble doing that, and actually enjoy a certain amount of solitude. I live in my head a lot. But ever since my Mom divorced my Dad she’s had a pile of money and weeks of vacation sitting there doing nothing, so I invited her to come along, and I thought she was going to cry with excitement. 

The Patreon has been an amazing help, and is going to cover my bills while I’m gone. But since it’ll be off that month, and for some of you who have always wanted to toss a couple bucks my way, but don’t want the month to month thing, I decided to set something up specifically for this trip. I want to add that I don’t expect anything–y’all have done enough for me, frankly. And I’ll still be able to borrow money from Mom to make it work, so you’re not ruining my life. Basically, I’m just asking you to help me out with a lifelong dream I’m getting out of the way.

 But there’s rewards! SHINY, FANTASTIC REWARDS. I’m not just asking for money, I want to do stuff for it. And when I say any character, I mean it. (Though, if I’m totally unfamiliar with even the property, you’re taking your life into your own hands) Want a postcard from Bill Cipher? PRETTY SURE I COULD KILL IT, ACTUALLY. A letter from Bastion? The most soulful beep and boops you’ll ever read. Usagi goes to the Paris Catacombs? DONE, WITH LOVE AND TENDERNESS.

 So here’s the breakdown:

 Any level: a photo post thanking you personally with a picture of me doing the thing!

 Tier One: a postcard of the country, from either me or your favorite character! Mailed from Europe.

 Tier Two: a two page ficlet of your fav character experiencing whatever you got me, or a two page letter from me about it. Mailed from Europe. Example of how I write about food here.

 Tier Three: I buy you a small souvenir from said locale, and wrap it up with a letter from your favorite character or me. Mailed upon my return, I can’t figure out the post offices THAT well.

 Tier Four: don’t do this, but if you want to, convo me first and we’ll work something out.

How to do this, if you want to:

Message me with what you want to sponsor and your email address. I’ll send you a request via paypal! And let me know which character(s) you’d like your letter/postcard from! 

Again, I have no expectation of anyone doing this, so no worries. I thank you anyhow! You’re all amazing. This is a dream I never thought I would fulfill, and all of you have had no small part in making it a reality. I wish I could tell you how much it means to me, and I look forward to all the new shades of adventure we’ll have together.

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