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Title: Love is Blind
Words: 4287
A/N: I’ve been working on this for weeks now but it’s a rewrite of an old fic I did a long time go ( no you won’t find it probably ) and it’s a gift for my dear friend @arikafd‘s birthday! And I swear I was working on this before that chapter. 

The first day of school, a very important day for new students. It determined your popularity, your cliques, all about the rest of your time at that school. It was determined by your personality and how you dressed really. Lucy had let her mom pick out her clothes, again. Her nurse had been trying to teach her how to decide her own clothes by the different textures. But she wasn’t taking any risks.

It would be hard enough to fit in as it was.

Now she walked, her hand gripping tightly against her mom’s hand, sunglasses glistening from the sun. She heard laughter all around her, people buzzing about…general movement. Much more chaos than her last school had, had.

Layla, Lucy’s mother, whispered gently about watching her step on the door. But feeling her cane tap against the door frame signaled her to take a step up.  This was it, the big moment she had been excited about and dreading. Grip would tighten on her mother’s hand, who of course gave a reassuring squeeze back.

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i feel inspired this morning.

in all things; inspired. inspired to write more, make more, travel more, BE more. being married has already been the greatest adventure. it’s been amazing and beautiful and difficult and scary and fulfilling. our honeymoon has consisted of traveling, resting, hiking, sex, backpacking, camping, disappointment, fulfillment, food, wine, countless trips to target and REI, Star Wars on the couch. it’s not even over yet. we still have another 3 day backpacking trip to embark on. 

as amazing as these two weeks have been, i’m getting that old familiar feeling of wanting to settle in. i’m excited for this new life and i’m excited for all the wedding and honeymoon madness to be behind us so we can just settle into our new life, find a bit of a routine (not too much though), and just be together. 

we’re already looking at houses…something i never thought i’d want to do. but it feels right, now. life is wild. what an adventure. being married to your best friend is amazing.

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SYRIA. Aleppo governorate. Aleppo. September 27, 2016. The ruins of Aleppo, reduced to a ghost city, where more than 250,000 civilians are trapped in basements and rudimentary shelters. Stills of a drone footage.

Aleppo is currently experiencing the heaviest bombardment campaign seen in the five year old war. Barrel bombs, phosphorus, napalm, cluster bombs and now bunker buster bombs have been indiscriminately unleashed on rebel-held areas. The airstrikes have killed hundreds, most of them civilians, especially children, since the end of a week long ceasefire ten days ago.

Photographs: Handout via Reuters TV

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1964 / 1968 / 2016

he wore that jacket not only at the “a hard day’s night” premiere but also at “here we go round the mulberry bush” premiere (?)

The source of ahdn photo: beatlesphotovault

You know I still got it. You could have call out.

I’m fine Korra. I simply tripped over the tool box.

You are no spring chicken now and could have really hurt yourself. 

Why don’t you just enjoy a genuine excuse to be hold like this?

korrasami week day 6 - safe again (I just love the idea that Asami getting into trouble in the workshop ever since I saw willoghby‘s Day 4 post)

“One day you wake up and you’re 45 years old. When I was young, I thought I’d be a CEO by now. I thought I’d put in 100 hours a week for as long as it took, and nothing would stop me. But then I had a family. And things changed. Expenses grew and I had less time to devote to my career. Recently I’ve been between jobs. I thought I’d have a nice retirement and education fund by now. I thought I’d have peace of mind. But now it’s starting to look like I’m going to have to work until I die at my desk.”

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Female Starkid Appreciation
favorite female starkid: meredith stepien in maize and blue because why not

“One day you’ll find your group of weirdos and your magical Darren Crisses and you are cool.”

‘BACK TO THE MOON’ EPISODE ANALYST

You guys seem to like when i do episode analyst so i’ll being doing one after each episode from now on!

*contains spoilers for ‘Back to the Moon’*


We got tons of new information, this weeks episodes have been my favorites, so well written, lots of backstory and good old fluff.

What we learned:

  • Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond ( maybe she was so against ‘The Breaking Point’ because she felt immense guilt.) 
  • Eyeball Ruby seen PD be shattered
  • Pearl and Garnet acted like they didn’t want Steven knowing, at least now
  • Pearl shaking when Eyeball first said Rose shattered her :(
  • Garnets face :(
  • Eyeball Ruby was in the War 
  • The Moon Base belonged to Pink Diamond
  • PD was over the Earth colony 
  • It seems like Yellow Diamond isn’t mad at Jasper ( she might want her back because she’s a Era 1 Quartz and ‘they don’t make them like they use to’)

Some heavy stuff happened, so lets move on to the lighter parts of the episode:

  • Pearl is a dramatic actor, her and Jamie need to be friends and do plays together
  • Amethyst and Doc ;)
  • Doc: “do you want a ride back to Earth? I could sit on your lap if you want” I DIED
  • All the Rubies kicking dirt lol
  • Army hates Pearl and her acting 
  • Garnet holding Stevens hand
  • Pearl being proud of Amethyst!
  • Sardonyx!!

AND MY FAVORITE MOMENT

AMETHYST SLAPPING PEARLS BUTT

I’ve been talking with some friends about the increasing belligerence, toxicity, and general shittiness of the Internet lately. It seems like it’s just exploded in a logarithmic curve in the last week or so, and websites I generally enjoy browsing, like Reddit and Fark, and social networks I’ve always liked, like Tumblr and Twitter, seem to be overrun with real dickwagons.

“It’s like somone pushed a button, and unleashed a horde of … angry … children …” I said, the reality dawning on my as the words came out of my mouth.

“Oh god. It’s summer vacation and the children are online, unsupervised, all day.”

I’m going to sound like an old man now, but fuck it: I’m genuinely concerned by the lack of basic empathy and kindness I’m seeing online from the damn kids today. Maybe they’re not like that face to face, and maybe they don’t think that being online is “real”, but the cruelty and bigotry and misogyny that I see blithely spouted all over the place online worries me. Are we letting an entire generation grow up believing that behaving like the whole world is [whatever]chan? Is that healthy? The Internet has always had awful people on it, but the farther away I get from my 20s, the worse and worse it seems.

Maybe it’s because I’m a parent, and I know how hard I worked to help my own children develop empathy and kindness, so I have an observational and confirmation bias … but I’m genuinely starting to feel, for the first time in my entire life, like I don’t want to interact with people online. I don’t mean that in a flouncy, goodbye cruel world I’m leaving this forum forEVAR way, either. I mean it in a “man, what happened to this neighborhood? It used to be so great,” kind of way.

I’m looking at websites and networks and communities that I’ve been part of for close to a decade or more, and I hardly recognize them. Is that because I was just less touchy about people being shits back then? Or is it a real and meaningful change in the culture? For the sake of the damn kids today, I really hope that this is just me feeling touchy and overly-sensitive. Because I’m trying really hard to make the world a better place for this generation, and if the behavior I see online from them is indicative of their norm, I’m not sure it’s worth the effort.

  • innocent person:hey what's your favorite Taylor Swift lyric?
  • me:HEY you call me up again just to break me like a promise. So casually cruel in the name of being honest I'm a crumpled up piece of paper lying here 'cause I remember it all too well. Time won't fly, it's like I'm paralyzed by it. I'd like to be my old self again, but I'm still trying to find it. After plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own now you mail back my things and I walk home alone....BUT you keep my old scarf from that very first week 'cause it reminds you of innocence and it smells like ME. You can't get rid of it 'cause you remember it ALL TOO WELL.

anonymous asked:

pls gimme a munday selfie babe, I need to see ur gorgeous face

(⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)⁄ aah well okay but only because a cute boy at school called me adorable today so im in a pretty great mood hnn

i am the 2P Queen yesyes

and thank you for the 7,600+ followers! ★

He messaged me on New Years one year and he was drunk. I entertained it and we went in our first date, he was a perfect match for my personality, then a week later we went on our second date and since then we haven’t went a day without each other besides for work. Now we have been married for a year and have 6 month old twins.

Liam Payne On Louis Tomlinson’s Baby News: ‘I Feel Stuff Like That Happens Sometimes‘

Erm, that’s one way of looking at it?

Ever since it was rumoured that Louis Tomlinson had somehow, someway impregnated a ‘shy stylist’ who goes by the name Briana Jungwirth, we have been waiting with bated breath for Louis to acknowledge the rumours in some kind of way.

Originally posted by liammix

As it stands, it’s been weeks now and he’s still not even alluded to the speculation, nor has he been spotted with the alleged baby mama, let alone confirmed the news.

In fact, everybody close to the 23-year-old mega babe has been keeping pretty schtum about it all, with the only mention of babies during 1D’s On The Road Again tour being just days before Briana’s supposed pregnancy was announced when Lou threw a toy baby around stage before randomly insisting to the fans: “It’s not real, it’s a fake baby”.

Right.

Anyways, hours after an old photo of Lou and Bri from that fateful night surfaced on the social media courtesy of Bri’s ‘super private’ cousin, Ashley, daddy of the group, Liam Payne, took one for the team and acknowledged the rumours in a new interview.

Speaking to Magic Radio’s Jo Parkerson to celebrate the monumental success of 1D’s new single ‘Drag Me Down’, the exasperated star was asked about how shocked he was by the baby news and he replied: “Well obviously I was a bit shocked… He’s taken super well to it…

Originally posted by mohawkpayne

“He’s very excited with what’s going on at the moment and I feel that stuff like that happens sometimes.

“He’s taking it very seriously.”

Hardly A+ enthusiasm but good effort, Payno - we don’t think that you could have been any more vague if you tried.

Asked what his thoughts were on the lady of the hour, he added: “She’s really nice. She’s a lovely girl.”

WOW, SLOW DOWN LIAM, YOU’RE SAYING TOO MANY WORDS WE CAN’T KEEP UP WITH YOU.

Originally posted by blue-eyes-and-jazz

All sarcasm aside, the truth of the matter is that Liam has now said a whole lot more on the matter than Louis has, which currently stands at a big, fat zero.

What’s the hold-up, babes? We mean, it still hasn’t even actually been confirmed…

Listen to Liam’s full interview on Magic Radio, Saturday 8th August from 3pm.

  • 911:Hello, how can I help you?
  • Me:Hi, I'm calling to report a missing 20 year old child. He's been disappearing gradually in the form of a circle for the past week and now he's gone. All he left behind was a suspicious trace of yellow flower petals. He's been offline for almost two days now and I'm getting worried.
  • 911:*click*
  • Me:...Hello?

How “Hamilton” Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Building A Brand For The Ages (Fast Company):

If you ever find yourself in a position to sit down with Lin-Manuel Miranda, know this: You never really “sit down” with Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is always in motion, on a mission; standing still really isn’t his thing. When the 36-year-old composer and lyricist was dreaming up the songs for Hamilton, the Broadway phenomenon that he wrote every line of and currently stars in eight times a week, he would often walk for hours through the streets of New York City, willing the words to come. Even now, he insists that the calmest he ever feels is during the 2 hours and 45 minutes of the show, when he gets to bound around onstage as Alexander Hamilton, “yelling and rapping at the top of my lungs. It’s the most relaxing part of my day.” The physical exertion returns him, every night, to himself, offering an unlikely respite from the attention that’s swirled around him since Hamilton became a cultural and financial force. The only way that Miranda stays whole, now that everyone wants to engage with him—Hollywood, the White House, hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers, the music industry, Broadway obsessives, big-money investors, American history buffs, prize committees, schoolteachers, the political establishment—is to keep moving.

On a windy night in March, he invites me to hop with him into the backseat of a black SUV to go from the northernmost tip of Manhattan, where he lives, across the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey. (“This is Chris’s bridge!” he says proudly as we glide over it, a shout-out to his longtime friend Christopher Jackson, who plays America’s first president in Hamilton.) Miranda rarely finds time to sleep, let alone cross state lines on his night off, but tonight, he tells me with a grin, he is headed to the town of Montclair on a matter of family justice: He needs to settle a score among some fourth graders. One of them has been going around telling his classmates that his uncle is the Hamilton in Hamilton, creator of the cultural juggernaut that recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This is true. But 10-year-olds are skeptics; they require physical proof. So Miranda is making a special appearance in the auditorium of the stately Montclair Kimberley Academy, where he will, as he puts it delicately, “rub it in all those kids’ faces. This is in my job description as cool uncle. And if I can’t use my powers for that, what am I even doing?”

Bullet Journal Quotes

Since my planner starts July 2016 and ends July 2017 I’ve been using it as a bullet journal for the summer until I start school again next week. I’ve been writing quotes, tips and odd bits of information in the space for each day instead of homework. Now it’s the end of summer I have collected a lot of quotes that I hope you guys might like. They may seem random but they do correspond with what i did or was feeling on the day.

Plato
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
“Love is a serious mental disease.”

Socrates
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”

Buddha
“What we do today is what matters most.”
“To keep the body in good health a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

William Shakespeare 
“The course of true love did run smooth.”

Oscar Wilde
“The books that the world calls immoral are are the books that show the world it’s shame.”
“They’ll tell you that dreams can come true but forget to mention that nightmares are dreams too.”
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”

H.G.Wells
“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”

Jane Austen
“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

J.R.R Tolkien
“Little by little, one travels far.”

Neil Gaiman
“I like stories where women save themselves.”

C.S.Lewis 
“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.”

Stephen King
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

William Arthur Ward 
“The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.”

Audrey Hepburn
“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover you have two hands - one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

Abraham Lincoln
“I will study and get ready and perhaps my chance will come.”

Theodore Roosevelt
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.” 

Thomas Jefferson
“Never spend money before you have it.”

Thomas Edison
“I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.”

Nelson Mandela
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Salvador Dali
“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

Winnie the Pooh
“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”

Morticia Addams (Addams Family Values)
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”

Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)
“The souffle isn’t the souffle - the souffle is in the recipe.”

The Doctor (Doctor who, Series 2, Episode 3: Tooth and Claw)
“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world.”

Dr Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal, Series 2, Episode 4: Takiawase)  
“I’ve always found the idea of death comforting. The thought that my life could end at any moment frees me to fully appreciate the beauty and art and horror that this world has to offer.”

Sirius Black (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Movie)
“We’ve all got both light and darkness inside of us. What matters is the part we choose o act on, that’s who we really are.”

Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad)
“Harley Quinn, nice to meetcha. Love your perfume. What is that: the stench of death?” 

Welcome to the Night Vale (twitter)
“Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you.”

A housewife takes a lover during the day, while her husband is at work. Not aware that 9 year old son was hiding in the closet. Her husband came home unexpectedly, so she hid her lover in the closet. The boy now has company.

Boy: “Dark in here.”
Man: “Yes it is.”
Boy: “I have a baseball.”
Man: “That’s nice.”
Boy: “Want to buy it?”
Man: “No, thanks.”
Boy: “That’s my dad outside.”
Man: “How much did you say the baseball was again?”
Boy: “$250.”

In the next few weeks, it happens again that the boy and the mom’s lover are in the closet together.

Boy: “Dark in here.”
Man: “Yes, it is.”
Boy: “I have a baseball glove.”
Man: “That’s nice.”
Boy: “Want to buy it?”
Man: “No, thanks.”
Boy: “I think I just remembered something I needed to tell my dad.”
Man: “How much did you say the glove was again?”
Boy: “$750.”
Man: “Fine.”

A few days later, the father says to the boy, “Grab your glove. Let’s go outside and toss the baseball!”
The boy says, “I can’t. I sold them.”
The father asks, “How much did you sell them for?”
The son says, “$1,000.”
The father says, “It’s terrible to over-charge your friends like that. That is way more than those two things cost. I’m going to take you to church and make you confess.”

They go to church and the father alerts the priest and makes the little boy sit in the confession booth and closes the door.

The boy says, “Dark in here.”
The priest says, “Don’t start that shit again.”

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it’s all for you

it’s been many, many years since i’ve draw as much as i have since finding you all. it’s been a few weeks now, and i am really starting to feel like my old self again. i hope i can keep this feeling forever, but even if i can’t, please know that i made this piece with all of you in mind. you guys were the light in my very dark artistic head space. a special thank you to @jeusus , @no-hux-given , and @space-emos , for filling my dash every day with the kind of work that makes me want to be better in all the ways that matter. *real tears*