a few kids in my grade last year made up a presidential campaign for a spanish teacher. they had a slogan and a backstory: said teacher had fought for our freedom in the war of 1812 (i don’t know) and he would continue to “make america muy bueno again” in 2016. for the campaign posters, they used his yearbook picture of him staring into the camera like he’s dead inside in the format of one of the obama “hope” posters, but with “guau” instead of “hope.” the whole grade was in on it and it lasted the whole year. posters were everywhere. it was chaos.

If I don’t like myself,
How do I expect you to fall for me?
How selfish I am to expect such a thing from you,
You imperfect being.
—  || selfish request
Honestly //PSA

It pisses me off when I see people in the tc community acting like they’re the most mature person in the world.

You cry out “guys my age are too immature”

But then go to Tumblr and post about how you wish your tc would leave his/her spouse to be with you, that’s immaturity right there. Also being jealous because he/she talked to another student, yet again- immaturity. I’m not saying all of you are like that, I’m just saying nobody is as mature as they think they are.

Mentally we’re at a crazy, unstable point in our lives and when we see our TCs as someone who’s got their shit together, it makes us desire maturity but I promise- you aren’t as mature as you believe you are
Teach Me Something I Don’t Know

This is an edited repost of the third installment in the series of ficlets about preschool teacher Claire/ suit and tie Jamie.  Lots of thanks to @awesomeeyeroll and @internallydeceased for your input and editing skills.

Necessary Proximity

Jamie realized on their third official date that he never wanted to be without Claire. They were sitting in a darkened movie theatre and as he methodically stroked her knuckles he was hit with a wave of sadness.

But why? For the last few months wherever they had found a spare moment they were together, usually at Lallybroch with his extended family. His nieces and nephew quite possibly believed the demure teacher hung the moon! Claire’s smiling face was even a regular fixture at Sunday meals after they attended mass with the Murrays at the village kirk. It didn’t take very long to see that all the things meaningful in his life were also deeply important to her.

This is why it made no sense that he missed her when she was sitting right next to him, holding his hand.

Claire leaned a bit more into him, her head happily nestled in the crook of his neck. He radiated warmth in spite of the drafty theatre, and she melted against him. He was like a magnet, and her body was metal; unable to resist. She was falling hard for him. She tried to reason with herself that everything was so great because it was a new relationship, that they were blissfully unaware of the world around them. And yet, the thought still lingered. They had had an instant attraction, and they weren’t the only ones who noticed. She had been in relationships before but, this was different.

She never gave much credence to the idea of soulmates, but if there was such a thing; he was hers.

“Jamie?” she whispered. “Could we please go? I just can’t seem to focus.” She spoke rather quickly, not letting on to the fact that he was the reason.

He held her tighter to him, kissing the top of her head.

“Aye, if that’s what ye want.” He smiled. “I know a place we can go.”

They left the theatre, hand in hand; staying that way until they reached his car. He opened the door for her, kissing her hand as she sat down.

“Ready?” He asked once he was in the driver’s seat.

She nodded, eyes sparkling, and grinning ear to ear.

The Murray kids were playing outside in the courtyard when the car pulled up. Of course they had to mob the couple to ask their usual hundred questions before their mother shooed them inside for their nightly bath.

Jamie took Claire’s hand and tugged her in the direction of the path. She laced her fingers with his as they walked up the hill with the main house behind them.

“Jenny and Ian have such sweet kids.” she declared. “They’ve done a fantastic job. If our kids are half as good we’ll have some amazing kids.”

She flushed red as soon as the words were out of her mouth. A sweet kiss to her forehead quickly dissipated any regretful feelings she might have had.

“Aye, you’re right about all of that.” he soothed. “Maybe we’ll get a ginger as well.”

They continued walking in silence until they reached the bench at the side of the water. He sat then brought her to sit on his lap before he wrapped his arms around her. With such busy professional lives physical closeness as well as quiet were things they enjoyed beyond measure, for this reason Jamie decided to take a step forward in their relationship.

“I want you to move in with me at Lallybroch.” he began. “I want you with me. Always.”

Claire paused before replying. She knew what he was saying was difficult to put into words. She felt like she had a place in a family again after a very long time.


It was all she needed to say and it was perfect.

How to remember verb endings in French?

No matter what verb tense you’re using, verbs can only ever end like:

-s, -e, -x, -ai with je

-s, -x with tu

-d,-a,-t,-e with il/elle/on

-ons with nous

-ez with vous

-ent,-ont with ils/elles

I’m aware this doesn’t tell you the full endings, but try to remember that endings with je form the word “sexai” (which I know isn’t actually a word but there’s sex in it) and endings in il/elle/on form the word “date”.

Just simple things to help you remember it can never be “ils finirons”, “nous mangeont” or “il fais”!

*i’m a native French and “sexai” and “date” have saved my life so many times when dealing with weird tenses like the passé simple

***I didn’t count the imperative with tu because then the possible endings would be -s,-e,-x but this can get confusing. Just remember that with tu the -e ending is only ever used in the imperative.

Trini getting so excited whenever Billy talks about something he likes and inputing questions, genuinely curious to learn more. Sometimes, when he doesn’t tell her what a certain device does, she just decides to toy with it and see if she can figure it out herself. (She rarely does before Billy is yelling at her to not touch a certain button or move a certain wire)

It stresses Billy out sometimes, but it makes working on his inventions so much more fun, especially on the days when Trini is there when he starts a new project and inputs her own ideas.

“Wait, so what does this button do?”


“What? Why not? Billy, c'mon just tell me what it does!”

“Trini if you touch that button, the whole place is gonna go boom. Tri- nO STEP AWAY TRINI!”

“The whole place?”

“The whole place.”

That just sums up how Trini and Billy ended up with grass stains all over themselves and Candace Cranston running out into the backyard in nothing but a robe, staring blankly at the 10 foot diameter circle Billy’s latest invention had put in her ground.

Also he starts to teach her breadboarding and code, but finds out Trini knows almost eight coding languages fluently. She’s never seen any of the codes he’s written for his inventions, so she’s left in awe trying to figure what they do. She knows breadboards like they’re the back of her hand, so one day he leaves one hooked up to his computer with a code waiting to be run. 

Trini gets super excited because she’s never seen the coding behind all of Billy’s amazing work and decided to run it. What she doesn’t know is that Billy has over a dozen of Breadboards laying around, and when she runs the code, more than half of them start letting out this whistling sound. She stops running the code, which doesn’t work because Billy did something that only allows the circuits to stop running if they’re disabled manually.

Trini’s left bewildered trying to figure out which ones are going off and which ones aren’t, disabling them herself as fast as she can. Billy thinks it’s hilarious (he apologizes of course) and then let’s Trini play around with all of his different coding programs as he finishes up one of his prototypes.

Possibly not my best work but I was thinking what speckles would look like while listening to her teacher @azure-quill she recently gave me some guidance on my ponies bodies and I am always happy to take on some criticism if its helpful. 

Also for those who do not know before I got all these followers I met my senpai through her blog and I was originally looking for a YouTube artist BUT I found something much better.

A talented friend. 

So please be nice to her because she is one of nicest people I have met!

John Sheppard, #2 spacedad, because this actually happened

I just love that he actually calls his team members kids, it’s hilarious :D

it’s been ages since I so much as touched the tablet, and it shows…

Comission info :)