Can y'all believe white bread mon-fail is taking up screen time that could be used for so much other shit. List of shit I’d rather see happen than mon-fail be on my screen
• literally anything
• more about Maggie he being a cute badass lesbian detective
• James Olsen being a badass motherfucker in his work life and vigilante life
• Winn teaching me how to hack someone’s email
• James making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
• Alex breathing
• Alex and Maggie having more time than four minutes all together
• Kara smiling
• Lena smiling
• Winn making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
• j'onn being a badass but a happy badass. Let’s have him make a PB&J too.
• literally goddamn anything.
Please add to list if you have more ideas guys.

On the anniversary of El’s return, Mike plans a special surprise date for El. He spends the morning putting together messy peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwiches and cutting up crooked apple slices, which he packs into an old wicker basket along with a soft plaid blanket.

Mike is so excited to be taking El on a picnic that he doesn’t notice the dark clouds gathering over head as he pulls his bike out of the garage and begins to pedal hurriedly to Hopper’s place. He does notice, however, that by the time he gets there, he’s soaked to the bone, his dark hair hanging like a curtain in front of his eyes, his striped sweater clinging to his skin, and his canvas sneakers sopping wet.

It is in this state that Mike knocks on Hopper’s door, relieved, as always, when El opens the door. The expression on her face is somewhere between concerned and amused as she invites Mike in and runs off to the bathroom for a towel.

“Is that the surprise?” El asks, eyeing the picnic basket (also drenched) while Mike tries to dry his hair, causing it to stick up at awkward angles.

“It was supposed to be,” Mike grimaces, “But I think our picnic got rained out.”

“We can have it inside,” El suggests, thinking of the way she and Jim spend Thursday nights on the living room floor, watching baseball or hockey and eating extra cheesy pizza.

And so El retrieves a fresh blanket from her bedroom, the one from Mike’s basket going into the dryer instead, and lays it out on the living room floor while Mike grabs two sodas from the fridge and salvages the sandwiches and apple slices, miraculously still dry.


October Nights, Autumn 2014

Left hand (top), L—›R (from thumb):

  • Custom multichrome by PrettyJelly on Etsy; named Riften. Overlaid with Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black.
  • Dragonspell by ALIQUIDLaquer on Etsy. Overlaid with Sinful Colors Cloud 9.
  • Essie Bouncer, It’s Me!, overlaid with Sinful Colors Hottie, a dab of Chunky Holo Black, and topped with Wet n’ Wild Kaleidoscope for extra holo shine.
  • L'Oreal Lilac Coolers to Cloud 9 gradient. Overlaid with a bit of Max Factor Fantasy Fire on the purple end.
  • Bouncer, It’s Me! overlaid with Chunky Holo Black and Fantasy Fire.

Right Hand, L—›R (from pinkie):

  • L'Oreal Lilac Coolers, Zoya Miley, Sinful Colors Cloud 9.
  • Sinful Colors Hottie with a dab of Kleancolor Chunky Copper, overlaid with Wet n’ Wild Kaleidoscope.
  • Riften overlaid with Chunky Holo Black.
  • Lilac Coolers overlaid with Chunky Copper, Chunky Holo Black, and Fantasy Fire.
  • OPI Just Spotted the Lizard overlaid with Dragonspell and Chunky Copper; fades to Hottie.

I couldn’t decide what to do, so I DID IT ALL.


  • The real Chunky Holo Black is incredible, especially for a $3-$4 polish; it’s ridiculous.
  • I was worried about Riften upon seeing it flat on my palette, but it’s awesome on the nail. Berry-amber shift (like Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Amber Ruby) with a subtle golden green on the edges. Makes me miss running around with my sword and spells in the Autumn Forest. Highly recommend PrettyJelly; she’s great.
  • L'Oreal Lilac Coolers is pretty and layers well.
  • Dragonspell by ALIQUIDLaquer. Beautiful & unique.

Most Disappointing:

  • Essie’s Bouncer, It’s Me!. I wanted an electric blue jelly and since Essie is so popular I expected good quality. But the application is streaky and uneven, and it dries to a finish that looks like cheap blue candle wax. Not one to wear without a topcoat, for sure.

Nothing too special this week; just a simple jelly sandwich with L'oReal Lilac Coolers, Max Factor Fantasy Fire, and Kleancolor Chunky Copper & Chunky Holo Black. The amber nails are Dragonspell by ALiquidLaquer.

I’ve been wanting to do some crazy Halloween nails, but may not have time due to my more “serious” pursuits.

Speaking of; I’ve seen other nail artists say that people give them a hard time by saying things like “you must have too much time on your hands”. How rude. And it’s not necessarily the case. At least for me, this is the one thing I can sit down to do that just doesn’t matter at all. And that’s why it’s relaxing: it’s totally frivolous, temporary, and in the end you have a cool/pretty design to cheer you up on stressful days. Just a thought.