Last summer as a teenager

Coming this summer, two decades after their last encounter, comic book universes collide as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles step foot into the world of Usagi Yojimbo in a special one-shot comic from @idwcomics.

Legendary creator of Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai, will write and illustrate a new adventure which sees ronin rabbit, Miyamoto Usagi, cross paths with Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo. 

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for the final 10 episodes of teen wolf there is not big bad to defeat there is ample lighting the season consists of scott, malia, lydia, and stiles spending their last summer together before college using their supernatural powers to do completely ordinary teenager things kira finally returns from the skin walkers and scira is re-united, derek and braeden show up w/ an adorable draeden baby, jackson makes a visit from london, danny suddenly exists again isaac returns from wherever the fuck he went to and the show ends with scott mccall surrounded by everyone who he loves and who loves him and he’s smiling that adorable lopsided smile and everything is okay

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GUEST POST: Jessie Lynn McMains on “She”

When Dookie hit the airwaves and my twelve-year-old ears, it was everything I’d ever wanted. It was everything I’d needed without knowing I needed it. I was a tortured tween-ager, a nerd grrrl, a late bloomer in some ways and in other ways growing up too fast. That was the year I realized I wasn’t straight, the year I first battled depression, and the year a group of boys began to dog my steps. They hissed insults at me when the teachers couldn’t hear: geekfreakslutdykeprudewannabenerd. But I heard Dookie and I felt like Green Day got it. I felt like, well, I felt like that album was for me. It didn’t matter that everyone loved that album, it belonged to me—and to all the other freaky slutty geeky kids, the other misunderstood outcasts. It became a talisman, a shield. I carried my Walkman with me everywhere, and my cassette tape copy of Dookie was almost always inside it. I listened to it as I walked the halls between classes (if I turned the volume up loud enough I couldn’t hear what those boys were saying). I listened to it on the bus trip home from school, while riding my bike down to the lake, while sitting on my garage roof and scribbling in my journal. That album said everything. All the songs said everything, but most especially, I’m talking about “She.”

It starts out with a bouncy bass line (to me, Mike Dirnt’s bass work has always been one of the best things about Green Day), drums, Billie’s voice. Then the guitar comes chugging in and it makes you wanna fucking pogo. As for the lyrics…the lyrics are what take it from a hop-up-and-down jam to a fucking anthem. They include two of my favorite traits about Green Day’s songwriting—their capacity to write about girls in nuanced, interesting, non-objectifying ways, and their ability to describe mental illness so succinctly you feel like they read your diary. When I first heard the line She screams in silence / a sullen riot penetrating through her mind, it was like oh, oof, that’s it. I was always screaming inside but no one heard me, and a sullen riot was exactly what my burgeoning mental illness felt like. Not to mention Are you locked up in a world that’s been planned out for you? Yes, and yes, and yes—I didn’t wanna be like everybody else, I knew I wasn’t like everybody else, but the world was still trying to mold me into who it thought I should be.

“She” came back to me again at nineteen. Not that it had ever really gone away, but at nineteen I needed it again like I had at twelve. At eighteen, I’d left home to attend a Prestigious University. I ended up having a Breakdown which involved never going to class and instead drinking/drugging and wandering the streets of Chicago alone at night. After that, I returned to my parents’ house in Wisconsin, to stay until I moved back to Chicago in the fall. There I was, nineteen years old. Summertime, my last teenage summer, and I had no idea what to do. About anything. That was the summer I first rapid-cycled between mania and depression, the summer I dated three people at once, the summer I never slept. I was always driving to different towns to visit my paramours and friends, or just to sit at diners and coffeeshops writing writing writing. I’d go to sleep at three a.m. only to get up at seven so I could be at work by nine. One of the only things that eased my mood swings was riding my bike, so I did that a lot, too. On one of those bike rides I listened to Dookie for the first time in a while, and there “She” was. Are you locked up in a world that’s been planned out for you? Oh, fuck. See, my parents were still disappointed in me for leaving the PU. I was going to be starting art school in the fall and they saw that as a step down, and I wasn’t even sure I wanted to go to college at all right then. I was fucking crazy and my parents did not understand/accept that. Then there were my boys and my girl—they all knew about each other, but they weren’t all gung-ho about the arrangement, and I knew that most people outside the situation thought it was weird. And I was getting heavy into anarchism, activism, wheatpaste and graffiti and dumpster diving and Fucking Shit Up (real good). I had all these doubts about myself and my desires, was torn between staying true to my identity and what I wanted from life and being the Good Girl the world wanted me to be.

And one beautiful lakebreeze summer day, as I pedaled so hard and fast my lungs and legs burned, Billie Joe Armstrong and that old favorite song once again gave me what I needed.  She / she’s figured out / all her doubts were someone else’s point of view.


Jessie Lynn McMains is a writer, small press owner, and the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Racine, Wisconsin. Recent and forthcoming publications include 10 Poems By Jessie Lynn McMains, an e-chapbook released by Hello America, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Punk, a memoir-in-fragments revolving around punk and her misspent youth, coming from Pioneers Press/Punch Drunk Press later in 2017. She is also a long-time zinester—she published her first zine the year Dookie was released.

thedangerboys  asked:

7 out of 10 times I've read books involved with teenagers, action takes place at school. It's where characters meet and come together etc. But what are the other possibilities instead of school (bc school is easy and so typical)? And it should be something more permanent to write about (not meeting though other friends, but a party for example).

Time and place are important for what you’re asking, but you’re right, many teenagers stories revolve around a school.

This answer comes from a personal experience, and more people can help you by adding their own.

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Not to sound like The Biggest Nerd Ever, but: summer is almost over and I’m stoked about it. Other than my vacation last month, this summer have been full of pretty much nothing. As a teenager, I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to be really happy about having all this free time to myself.. but I’m not. @School, I’m ready for you.

anonymous asked:

are there dirty dancing type fics?

There are!  Enjoy ;)  -Emmy

Originally posted by perfectfeelings

The Sterek Dirty Dancing AU by hoechlinitis 

(7,817 I Not Rated I WIP)

The sterek dirty dancing au that literally nobody asked for.

Feel the Magic Between You and I by stilinskisparkles 

(11.432 I Mature I Complete)

“See?” Derek holds his arms out, “Everything’s working out great for you, and I still have no dance partner,” he turns to Erica, “Face it, no one is as good as you.”

“We still have one more,” she sing songs.

Derek peers over to the list, flinches when he sees Stiles’ name, “No.”

“You haven’t even seen me dance, and you’re already dismissing me?” Stiles sails into the room, tossing his bag in the corner as he does so and doing a dramatic spin to face them. “I got moves.”

Hot Sweet and Wild by kishmet 

(14,664 I Mature I WIP)

When his father had announced the trip to the Argents’ resort, Stiles had envisioned long days spent lounging on the beach with his laptop. He’d never imagined rigorous training sessions with the world’s hottest, strictest dance coach. Dirty Dancing AU.

Certain Kind of Fool by saraubs 

(36,530 I Mature I Complete)

Derek, who has been dragged against his will to the same resort his family visits every summer, is determined to spend the next two and a half months sequestered in his room. His only friend, his sister Laura, is preoccupied with her newly-bonded mate, and doesn’t seem to care about anything but making him happy.

When Derek meets Stiles Stilinski, a sharp-tongued waiter, he thinks that this summer might not be a complete waste of time. There are only two problems: First, Stiles is human. Second, he doesn’t believe in mates.

Nobody Puts Stiles in a Corner by Stephaninnie 

(39,565 I Mature I Complete)

Dirty Dancing AU where Stiles is Baby and Derek is Johnny and some things have changed but most things have stayed the same.

Dirty Dealing by lookslikenico, winglesswarrior     

(47,100 I Teen I WIP)

Stiles had a plan for his final summer before college. He was going to intern at the Sheriff’s station, get ahead on the plans for the rest of his life. Unfortunately, his dad had some hazy idea of him having ‘one last summer’ as a lazy teenager. Now, he’s stuck cooling his heels and feeling very out of place at some stuck up country club, where he feel he has more in common with the staff than the other members. Of course, that could be because the staff include his new ‘how have we never met before’ best friend Scott and the 'it should be physically impossible for someone to be that perfect’ new crush, Derek. Who apparently hates him - but not enough that he won’t swallow his pride and put up with Stiles’ presence when he’s needed to help get Erica out of trouble…

I May Be Naive But I’m Not Stupid by FelOllie 

(73, 472 I Explicit I WIP)

Stiles Stilinski is the young, naïve high school graduate who’s headed off to Columbia University (with every intention of going on to Columbia Law) because that’s what his parents expect of him. Even though, really, all he wants to do is take after his father and become a cop.

Derek Hale is the sexy, mysterious, just-this-side-of-standoffish-and-rude dance instructor. He and his partner, Lydia Martin, work the summers at the playing-at-posh mountain resort teaching the over-privileged adults and their spoiled kids how to do the merengue.

The summer proves to be exactly what Stiles needs to finally learn how to take control of his life.

But, what happens when it’s over?

anonymous asked:

~Coldin~ I was in the courtyard at school having lunch with my friends Leo and Israel. It was almost time for summer vacation and we were talking about where we wanted to go for the summer. Mom and dad said they'd let me go on a trip by myself this year since it was my last summer in prep school before I started my senior year and had to start thinking about college. My last summer to be a carefree teenage boy. It was going to be the summer of all summers!

~Leo~

“Why don’t we invite some girls? I mean what kind of trip to the beach would this be if we didn’t have hot girls? Am I right? We could make a game of it. Find some chicks we don’t know and see who gets the easiest. Winner gets…” I had no idea what the prize should be. But it would be fun to see who would get their girl in bed first.

STORY TIME

Okay so, this happened last summer. I thought I was home alone, so I did what every teenage girl does when they’re home alone. Baked brownies and danced to loud music in sexy time underwear. Chill, right? So anyway, I was now in my room, hardcore stripper dancing to Bang Bang (and let me tell you, I was getting down so hard that I would have Beyonce proud) Anywho, all of the sudden, my bedroom door swings open and there’s this 50+ year old man with a clipboard taking notes and he looks up, startled by the loud music to see me.  A pasty white teenage girl in red lace skippies, getting down, stripper style to a pop hit classic, Bang Bang. And there’s my mother, right behind him, looking like she wants to murder me. She reached around him and slammed the door, muttering apologies to this poor man. 

It was later explained to me that he was our realtor coming to take pictures of our house and such so we could put it on the market.  And 20 minutes after he left, he called and quit. So, we still haven’t sold our house. 

Sorry, fam. 

TV shows: The "starting college" episode

I’m going to start uni in a couple of months, so I’ve been re-watching a lot of episodes of tv shows where the characters start college. So I thought I’d write it here as a list in case anyone else wants to do that too.

  • Buffy: the Vampire Slayer - 4x01 “The Freshman”
  • Greek - 1x01 “Pilot”
  • Veronica Mars - 3x01 “Welcome Wagon”
  • * That 70’s Show - 5x06 “Over the Hills, and Far Away”
  • Gossip Girl - 3x02 “The Freshman”
  • Modern Family - 4x02 “Schooled”
  • 90210 - 4x01 “Up in Smoke”
  • The Vampire Diaries - 5x01 “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
  • Felicity - 1x01 “Pilot”
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch - 5x01 “Every Witch Way But Loose”
  • Gilmore Girls - 4x02 “The Lorelais’ First Day at Yale”
  • Dawson’s Creek - 5x01 “The Bostonians”

*Just go for college orientation day

robertsdingle  asked:

Are there any sterek dirty dancing au's that you know of?

also check our dirty dancing au tag

feel the magic between you and I by stilinskisparkles (1/1 | 11,432 | R)

“See?” Derek holds his arms out, “Everything’s working out great for you, and I still have no dance partner,” he turns to Erica, “Face it, no one is as good as you.”

“We still have one more,” she sing songs.

Derek peers over to the list, flinches when he sees Stiles’ name, “No.”

“You haven’t even seen me dance, and you’re already dismissing me?” Stiles sails into the room, tossing his bag in the corner as he does so and doing a dramatic spin to face them. “I got moves.”

The Sterek Dirty Dancing AU by hoechlinitis (4/? | 7,817 | NR)

The sterek dirty dancing au that literally nobody asked for.

Certain Kind of Fool by saraubs (1/1 | 36,530 | R)

Derek, who has been dragged against his will to the same resort his family visits every summer, is determined to spend the next two and a half months sequestered in his room. His only friend, his sister Laura, is preoccupied with her newly-bonded mate, and doesn’t seem to care about anything but making him happy.

When Derek meets Stiles Stilinski, a sharp-tongued waiter, he thinks that this summer might not be a complete waste of time. There are only two problems: First, Stiles is human. Second, he doesn’t believe in mates.

Dirty Dealing by lookslikenico, winglesswarrior (13/? | 47,100 | PG13)

Stiles had a plan for his final summer before college. He was going to intern at the Sheriff’s station, get ahead on the plans for the rest of his life. Unfortunately, his dad had some hazy idea of him having ‘one last summer’ as a lazy teenager. Now, he’s stuck cooling his heels and feeling very out of place at some stuck up country club, where he feel he has more in common with the staff than the other members. Of course, that could be because the staff include his new 'how have we never met before’ best friend Scott and the 'it should be physically impossible for someone to be that perfect’ new crush, Derek. Who apparently hates him - but not enough that he won’t swallow his pride and put up with Stiles’ presence when he’s needed to help get Erica out of trouble…

I May Be Naive But I’m Not Stupid by FelOllie (18/? | 73,472 | NC17)

Stiles Stilinski is the young, naïve high school graduate who’s headed off to Columbia University (with every intention of going on to Columbia Law) because that’s what his parents expect of him. Even though, really, all he wants to do is take after his father and become a cop.

Derek Hale is the sexy, mysterious, just-this-side-of-standoffish-and-rude dance instructor. He and his partner, Lydia Martin, work the summers at the playing-at-posh mountain resort teaching the over-privileged adults and their spoiled kids how to do the merengue.

The summer proves to be exactly what Stiles needs to finally learn how to take control of his life.

But, what happens when it’s over?

Cruel Twist of Fate- Part 3

Hey everyone! Sorry it took me so long to post. I’ve decided I won’t write fanfic until after I’ve completed my schoolwork which is a bit tedious when you have a ton of schoolwork. Anyway, here you go. Thanks you guys so much for reading!!

Part 3:

Rae slammed her diary shut, still angry about what had happened earlier. She had left Izzy’s place shortly after she found out the truth about her sham date, leaving the two of them to work on Izzy’s bike. She couldn’t be around people right now.

It just infuriated her. The fact that she had worked up the courage to go on yet another blind date only to discover her “date” lied about who he was, sent her over the edge. Rae absolutely hated these kinds of things: forced romantic interactions. But she kept going on them, resigned to try things she never had.

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I won't leave till your out first Liam Dunbar imagine

You and Liam were in eichen house to break Lydia out free , since then it’s been three hours and eichen was under lock down and it’s hard getting through barriers since the whole building is surrounded by mountain ash .

“ Liam I’ve got an idea why don’t you howl and try to hear if you get a response back from Scott okay ” Liam looked at you like you’re crazy

“ Liam , scott done it before so it can’t be hard for a beta to howl to his alpha ” he knew you’re right

“ fine but what if ”

You have Liam a look that made him not finish his sentence

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5 mins of howling no response so you and Liam gave up “ so you and Hayden how is it going ?”

Keeping the conversation going till your nervous are down “ you know I can hear your heart right and it’s going like 1000 heart beat per a minute ”

“ stop listening and second in trying to stay calm since we can’t contact anyone and I’ve got no connection okay ”

As you both kept walking you stop “ wait ” you whispered pulled Liam behind you and listen “ man this sucks ”

You whispered to Liam “ it’s Corey and Tracy ” he slightly looked and nodded

———————–

As you found another route trying not to bump into Theo pack or not, “ Liam i think we’ve been through here ” then you walked into something but got pushed back “ mountain ash ”

“ STOP YOU TWO ” as you turn it was guard of eichen

“ damn ” you whip out your gun and then you realised tour out of bullets then you realised you’ve got something else

You started to think then you whipped out your sword that was given to you by Mrs Yukimura last summer “ teenagers shouldn’t be on the floor ” charging at you and Liam

As that Liam howled

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Meanwhile Scott Theo and stiles were doing the same finding Lydia and just then stiles and Scott heard Liam “ Liam ”

“ they must be close of you heard Liam howled ”

“ Theo’s right (y/n) and Liam should be close ”

As the three moved to find you and Liam they’ve got stopped by guards again

On the other hand you and Liam were struggling

“ Liam go I’ve got this ”

“ I’m not leaving without I promised ”

“ yeah well Liam i don’t think Hayden want to be seeing you dying in her arms okay now go find the others ”

“ but ”

“ no buts Liam go ” fighting the guards off “ hurry Liam when you do find me okay ”

As Liam run off

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An hour later

Stiles and Liam and Scott found Lydia and manage to help her up and get her close to the gate when “ (y/n) ”

Kira and malia looked at each other and looked so lost “ we have to find her ”

Then “ guys leave go ” they all turned round it was the one person they were all going back to find “ (y/n) ” they smiled

“ guys go the mountain ash is about to restore soon and and ”

Sparks flying everywhere and lighting “ (y/n) (y/n) ”

“ guys ” as soon as that Liam went to the gate and a barrier was still there “ Scott ”

“ Liam is okay go Lydia come first okay ”

“ we’ll come back ”

You smiled “ don’t worry ”