Mind-of-Mirrors

anonymous asked:

Loved your House imagine! Can you do one where the reader is similar to him. Like sarcastic and sassy and a doctor like him but does more psychology side of it. Fluff or smut, I don't mind:))

House X Reader – Mirror Image Part 1

A/N – Let’s hope this House one actually gets some bloody notes… it’s not a huge fandom.

Warnings – None

Rating – T


Originally posted by raven-queen298

Cameron, Chase and Foreman bounced excitedly to your office. Cuddy had assigned them to learn from you for the week and the break from House’s arrogance was sure to be relieving; not to mention, you were one of the most prestigious psychologists across America.

“I’ll bet (s)he’s really great, working on more than hunches, unlike House,” Cameron gushed.

“(S)he’s going to teach us so much,” Chase marvelled.

“I’ll be stoked just to hear my own name,” Forman added. “Not ‘hey you,’ or ‘the convict.’ Doctor (L/N) will call me by my name.”

In your office, you heard the chatter of House’s protégés as they came down the hall. You sighed irritably, wondering why Cuddy had cursed you with three ingrates you didn’t want. They were in diagnostic medicine, any psychology you could teach them would be no use in their profession; it would all go in one ear and out the other.

They let themselves in your office, never bothering to knock, irking you further.

“You’re late,” You growled, folding your arms upon facing them.

“Uhh-” Chase mumbled.

“Hur Dur Dur,” You mocked. “IF YOU CAN’T FORM A SENTENCE, DON’T MAKE A SOUND.”

Chase swallowed nervously, the trio straightening up suddenly as if under inspection.

“I cannot believe that I’ve been assigned you three. Can any of you toddlers even spell psychology? Why you chose to study that primitive blood and gore is beyond me, especially when the human mind is so much more fascinating.”

“And you can teach us?” Cameron asked boldly.

“Oh sweet lord, I don’t think the combined intellects of Socrates, Freud, and Nostradamus could teach you three; you couldn’t even tell the time enough to get here. Still, you’re stuck with me for a week so I do have jobs for you.”

Despite the terrible introduction, Chase, Foreman and Cameron perked up slightly at the mention of jobs.

You pointed to them in turn, “You get me a coffee, you a copy of the T.V. guide, and you… organise the pens in my office; I want them in colour order.”

“Hey, you can’t use us as your slaves,” Foreman argued. “We’re here to learn, not do your crap.”

“Are you refusing to do what I’ve told you?”

“Yeah, I don’t need this shit, I’m going to do a real case.”

Chase and Cameron looked unsurely at Forman as he left the room, pondering the consequences of disobeying you.

You rolled your eyes. “Ugh, go on, go. At least he had backbone.”

They scurried after Foreman, eager to get away from you and back to the safety and familiarity of House; at least they knew how to handle him.


“WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!” House demanded, slamming his hands on your desk.

You glanced at his name badge, affirming that it was indeed House; you’d never met him before but you knew of him.

“Hmm, so when you’re done playing with human bodies, you settle your boredom by yelling profanities at other doctors. It’s like watching a baby spit out a dummy.”

House raised his eyebrows, he hadn’t been prepared for a battle of wits, considering that the hospital was full of dimwits. Despite that, he continued with his angry spiel, preparing for what you may argue next.

“They were yours for a week.”

“Excuse me?”

“Chase, Foreman, and the other one. They were yours for a week. Think about it, you have them for one week wherein I can do what I want and finally get out of this hell-scape but no, you couldn’t even do that, you had to send them back to me for eternal suffering.”

“You had a poor relationship with your parents.”

“What?”

“It’s why you have trouble with your assistants, they’re too much responsibility. Not that I blame you, you’d think three adults would know how to manage their time effectively without having to rely on us telling them what cases to do.”

House threw up his arms, “I know right, they’re so clingy and-” he stopped, pointing at you accusingly, “Oh no, you’re not getting in this brain, there’ll be none of that psychology crap on me.”

“Because you’ve obviously been in counselling before.”

“I’ll trade an experimental operation on you for a session.”

“Touché.”

“Look, all you have to do is take them back, make them look at some charts or notes or something; it makes them feel important and I get a break to catch up on General Hospital and do what I want.”

“I’m not taking your mistakes; besides, you haven’t missed much on General Hospital, other than Gracie marrying Drake.”

House gasped, “No, she was clearly made for-”

“-Joseph, I know. Not to mention, now they’re married, Drake’s trying to steal Gracie’s shares in the hospital.”

“That bastard.”

“See, that’s exactly what I said… You know, for someone into all that disgusting fleshy stuff, you’re not so bad.”

“And for someone who wastes all their time pretending they’re not a glorified shrink, you have impeccable taste.”

“Coffee?”

House grinned darkly, “I was thinking we could move straight to meaningless sex.”

You looked him up and down seductively, “Your place or mine?”

“Yours, I’m curious to see if your pay grade’s above mine.”

“Works for me.”

Moon sign needs

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The moon sign is your subconscious and emotions but it also shows what you need

Aries Moon: Needs autonomy, challenges, action, novelty and to be “first.” Wants to feel alive but can also be demanding of attention! Needs a challenge but also to be babied and attended to at times.

Taurus Moon: Needs stability, material comforts, affection, beauty, to feel that they’re building something lasting.

Gemini Moon: Needs constant communication, new ideas, stimulating conversation. Drawn to kindred spirits, a “meeting of the minds” and someone who can mirror or reflect things back to you.

Cancer Moon: Needs nurturing, safety, family and creature comforts (good food, nesting, cozy clothes). Can be fearful of abandonment and require lots of reassurance.

Leo Moon: Needs attention, glamour, affection, non-stop entertainment and playfulness. Craves excitement and a conquest. Strong sense of leadership that needs to be expressed.

Virgo Moon: Needs order, to feel helpful and of service, mental stimulation. Likes to problem-solve and analyze, but can be anxious or worrisome.

Libra Moon: Needs harmony, beauty, companionship, equality. Hates conflict and craves a peaceful and aesthetically pleasing environment.

Scorpio Moon: Needs privacy, intensity, soul bonding. Has a hard time trusting and opening up—the person who wins a Scorpio moon’s confidence will be rewarded with eternal loyalty.

Sagittarius Moon: Needs adventure, conquests, wisdom, variety. Attracted to worldly and open-minded people, loves to travel and have new experiences, meet people of all walks. Life should feel like a constant carnival and celebration—bores easily.

Capricorn Moon: Needs a long-term legacy and to feel like they’re creating something, needs firm boundaries and ambition. Craves solitude and time to recharge—can be depressive or melancholy at times. Can be emotionally distant.

Aquarius Moon: Needs friendship, collaboration, a common cause—but this rebellious moon soon also craves a strong sense of individuality and subverting the powers that be. Can lapse into people pleasing at times, they need lots of freedom and autonomy!

Pisces Moon: Needs fantasy, compassion, escape, creative outlets, security. This dreamy moon sign can be extremely hard to pin down and read…they’re not even sure how to explain or navigate their own depths. Can be powerful healers and drawn to artistic, sensual and spiritual pursuits.

Via astrotwins

Hi. My name was Sarah. Was? You heard right. You may not know me by that name, but I can tell you many do. I might know you, and you think you might know me from social medias or classes or passes in halls but the truth is that that is a lie.


Hi. My name is Transgender. What is transgender? Transgender, adjective: “Noting or relating to a person whose gender identity does not correspond to that person’s biological sex assigned at birth”. It’s the realization that I now have the word that acts as a glue for all of my questions, my musings, my thoughts floating in a void known as the internet asking “Am I broken?” and “What is wrong with me?” and giving them a rope to tether them to the ground.


Hi. My name is Dysphoria. Dysphoria. It’s a mirror that follows me, a mirror that does not require a reflection, but I still see myself in it in the forefront of my mind. I can see it, even feel it - it whispers in my ear, a little reminder almost like an alarm that goes off the moment I feel comfortable in my own skin. It says “Wow, you’re hardly passing today!” and “That shirt can clearly show your chest!” and YOUR FACE IS TOO FAT AND YOUR WAIST IS TOO CURVY AND YOUR VOICE IS TOO HIGH, AND, AND, AND -


Hi. My name is Chest Binder. A binder is one of the only reasons I feel comfortable most days, which I strange because this constricting tank top is one of the most uncomfortable things I’ve ever worn in my life. Wear it too long, ribs can bruise, even break - too little and you feel like you need ten more layers just to hide the visual that yes, my body doesn’t match my name and pronouns. It can be so dangerous just to squish too pieces of fat to your body for safely as high as eight hours a day - sometimes 12 on a bad day - just to come home, rip off the proverbial Band-Aid and stare at yourself in that aforementioned mind mirror and wonder, “Did anyone notice today on the street? Did they care?”.


Hi. My name is Pronouns. Let’s take a second away from this one actually - did you know the gender binary doesn’t exist? The gender binary is a system that says yes, this part is equal to that sex is equal to that gender is equal to those toys and those clothes and that appearance and this and that and this and - yes. It gets confusing unless you live by it and identify by it since the day you were born. But pronouns are one of those categories. Me? I use he/him and they/them. It’s okay to get tripped up, as long as you are actively trying to use them but the moment you just stop caring is a punch to the stomach that bruises and never heals cause it says, “You know what? Your comfort and preferred part of the binary that I live by as well is an inconvenience to me.” And of course, there is outside the binary and around the binary and under the binary - but I won’t get into that. This isn’t a Psych lesson.


Hi. My name is Bathrooms and HB2. Hi. My name is Top Surgery. Hi. My name is Testosterone. Hi. My name is Crying and Packing and Expensive As Hell and Being Told I Am Nothing and I’m Really Fucking Scared Of Bigots.


But those aren’t my names. That’s my life. Hi. My name is Alexander. Let me reintroduce myself.

—  An essay/prose that I decided to write.

libra is a great thinker, those minds have wings. they can think things in hundreds of ways, they can think what you are thinking and they can think what the person next to you is thinking, that mind can be an enchanted mirror, glossed in serenity and equality 

Pete| Lingerie |Dunne

Title; Lingerie

Pairing; Pete Dunne/Reader

Words; 2669

Summary; The way you’re wrapping around me is a problem.

Warnings; NSFW. Smut. Public sex. Lingerie. Latex free. Choking. Smut for smut’s sake. liiiggghhhtttt dom/sub.

A/N: Loosely based off of THIS imagine. Smut on Easter… I’m a terrible Catholic. Still trying to recoop what was lost in the Great Sam Is Bad At Computers Meltdown of 2K17.

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Random fact: In Mexico, it’s a common belief that if you cuss out at a ghost, it’ll leave you alone.

OK, so this afternoon I was in voice lesson, just blasting ‘Sebben Crudele’ like a pro to revise italian pronunciation and overall style and all of a sudden the room got super chilly. I got a shiver down my back. My teacher’s cats just suddenly woke from their nap and looked up, ears perked, to somewhere behind my back. Mind you, there was a mirror in front of me and I couldn’t see anyone behind me, then I FELT A FREAKING FINGER RUN OVER MY BACK.

So I kind of panicked, messed up my singing, my teacher stopped me, began to correct me, and I heard something shuffling in the corner, so I turned around. Still nothing. Teacher saw me turning around to look at the corner so he went “What are you looking at?” and I just shook my head and looked ahead again. He then calmly looked at the corner and went “Sácate a la chingada, pinche cabrón!” (Losely translated= Go fuck yourself, son of a bitch)

I kid you not, the room got cozy again immediately after he did that and he continued the lesson like he hadn’t just cussed a ghost outta the room.

A Princess’s Wedding Night

Member: Park Jimin

Classification: Smut

Originally posted by namgerine

I stood waiting in my new quarters. I had nothing to do by then except wait anxiously for my husband to join me. I knew what lied ahead of me that night, and I felt a light blush come across my features as I glanced at the bed.

I took the time to look around at the rich furnishings that surrounded me; anything I could do to calm my preoccupied mind. A large mahogany mirror stood opposite of me as I inspected the slip my handmaiden had placed on me as my attire for the night. It’s purpose was to allow my new husband to quickly undress me, my lady-in-waiting had informed me.

I was fidgeting with the button on my clothes when I heard a knock on the door. I stood there awkwardly for a good moment before I tentatively spoke out. I already knew who it was as there was only one person who had business with me that night.

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Looking at Lapis’s first appearance vs where she is in the story now is mind boggling.

In “Mirror Gem” she says “Are you really a Crystal Gem? But you set me free…” and “You three knew I was in there, any you didn’t do anything!” and “Don’t trust them, Steven” all of which are pretty alarming statements that seem to hint at either a darker side to the CGs or some sort of misunderstanding. But none of these statements are ever touched upon again, as far as I can tell. Why wouldn’t Steven want to know why his new friend hates his old friends? Wouldn’t he ask “Did you really know she was in there? Why didn’t you let her out?” My guess is that they probably assumed Lapis was corrupted and thought the mirror was basically the same as a bubble so they kept her there the same way they’d bubble any gem corruption - either that or somehow they didn’t realize there was a person in there at all, which is really hard for me to believe - but I still think it deserved to be actually talked about to make everything clear.

Lapis clearly had a lot of unresolved feelings towards the Crystal Gems, but it didn’t even get the “you have to forgive people who mean well” treatment this show likes to do; it was just never mentioned again. Apparently the only person Lapis gets to effectively call out is Jasper, whereas any of her ill will towards Peridot or the CG apparently disappears right after the episode it’s brought up in. 

Foodies: Ice Cold Deliciousness

A/N: So this is my first Supernatural reader-insert oneshot series.  Well idk if you called it a series, you can read each part separately without getting lost so… So anyway this new series is about Lucifer trying different foods for the first time and exploring the relationship between you and Luci.  This is in first person btw because I don’t really like second person.

Pairing: Nick!Lucifer x Reader

Word Count: 1031

Warnings: Well, it’s Lucifer. implied smut, mild mild smut? it does get pretty steamy, food, ice cream, bacon, embarrassment? fluff, sarcasm, a bit of foreplay? Dean interrupting, crappy writing as always, message me if I missed any… 

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Hi friends! I’m back with another quote masterpost. As an aspiring author, fellow writers never cease to amaze me with their wisdom, with their humbleness, but most importantly, with their words. These quotes aren’t necessarily motivational, but nevertheless, I had a great time researching the authors and their quotes. Though I did as much research as I saw necessary, everyone makes mistakes, so if you think one of the quotes in this post belong to another person, be sure to let me know! I made this with bullet journals in mind, but do with these quotes what you wish. I hope you enjoy, and all of you have a great day!

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

“The world breaks everyone, and afterwards, some are strong at the broken places.”

“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

“Courage is grace under pressure.”

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

“Every day above earth is a good day.”

“The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”

“Time is the least thing we have of.”

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”

“My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.”

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.”

“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now.”

MARK TWAIN

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

“‘Classic’ - a book which people praise and don’t read.”

“Never put off ‘til tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.”

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

MAYA ANGELOU

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.”

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”

“In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength.”

VIRGINIA WOOLF

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.”

“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?”

“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”

“I am rooted, but I flow.”

J.R.R. TOLKIEN

“I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge.”

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”

“It’s a dangerous business going out your front door.”

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.”

“Little by little, one travels far.”

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”

OSCAR WILDE

“I can resist everything except temptation.”

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

“Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.”

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

ANAÏS NIN

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”

“Dreams are necessary to life.”

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.”

“People living deeply have no fear of death.”

“You cannot save people. You can only love them.”

LEWIS CARROLL

“Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.”

“I can’t go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.”

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.”

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”

“One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”

“Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.”

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

“I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.”

“It is better to be feared than loved.”

“Oh, ‘tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.”

“I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”

“We’re all mad here.”

JAMES BALDWIN

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

“The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.”

“Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”

“The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.”

“People can cry much easier than they can change.”

“To be sensual, I think, is to be respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.”

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

“When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.”

ALICE WALKER

“The nature of this flower is to bloom.”

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”

“Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.”

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.”

“Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.”

“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.”

“What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.”

“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.”

“Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.”

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.”

CHARLES DICKENS

“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

“Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”

“Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.”

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”

“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

“Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.”

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.”

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

“All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath.”

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”

“Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

“I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go”

“Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person.”

“There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind…”

Enemy

Regret isn’t of my concern,
My past left within its place,
Confirming what I’ve done.

For the days have passed,
None which I can reshape,
No escape where I’m from.

But there’s a greater villain,
Which stares us in the face,
Obstructing every outcome.

Each moment I am unsure,
Of my role in this existence,
A function missing the sum.

I’m prisoner to the present,
Depriving me of that future,
Leaving the mind to qualm.

The mirror is my adversary,
As it reflects who I am now,
And not what I will become.