all the stores all the everything

Make this mosaic of my

Inconsistencies, all these

Glaring inadequacies, the

Glimmer of the broken

Through peepholes in the

Walls, watch the fiberglass

Under fingers when we try

To hold on to brightness

Everything that shines is

Bound to shatter, low grade

Ache in this thrift store

Skeleton, the give in me

Has weathered and my

Flesh has forgotten the

Memory of touch, all

This skin molted and

Then re-knit, I have

Become something

New, something other

The glowing has gone

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Blueberry Vengean 4 is Complete!!
It took a week longer than planned (on top of all the rest of the time that its taken) but Blueberry Vengeance 4 is finally done! I'm sorry that I dropped everything on you guys like that but there...

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It took a week longer than planned (on top of all the rest of the time that its taken) but Blueberry Vengeance 4 is finally done!


I’m sorry that I dropped everything on you guys like that but there was no way that I was going to get it done either way.


When it’s up on the Process store, I’ll let you all know.



For now, back to commissions!



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2. Berry sequence


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Things I looked up in the past hour: satanism, satanic altars, sea slugs, gun parts, Essex police twitter account, lupara: translation, gladiator sequel, effect of ecstasy, price of ecstasy, tax fraud, medical examiner: synonym

I would like to take a moment to personally thank Google for not turning me in.

i-bet-my-life  asked:

a few weeks ago this old af guy came through my cashier line at the grocery store- wearing a veterans hat n all. He clocks two 20 year old girls in revealing outfits + starts harassing them and calling them sluts. He then starts shouting at the top of his lungs "BABYKILLERS" and pointing at them... then he comes up to me and i say "did you find everything all right today?" and he has the audacity to say "well I was lookin for a date but I guess I found one now- when do you get off?"

White Privilege Explained.
  • Anon: I am white. That's all you know about me. Am I privileged based on that alone and assuming I am, should I feel guilt and what should I do about it?
  • Omar Ismail: Absolutely.
  • Consider it this way. All I know about you is you’re tall.
  • Do you have any advantages?
  • Yes.
  • Does that mean you don’t deserve the can of tuna on the higher shelf? No. Nobody is saying that. Eat away mighty giant.
  • Should you feel guilty about getting the tuna from the top shelf? No. Nobody is saying that. Lighten your soul’s burden and let it fly free in the clouds beneath your knees.
  • Does that mean short people can’t get the tuna? No.
  • Nobody is saying that. See how the enduring hobbit pushes forward in her quest.
  • Does that mean there aren’t disadvantages of being tall? No.
  • Nobody is saying that. You have our sympathy for your poor bruised knees.
  • Omar Ismail: What people are saying is:
  • 1. Denying you are lucky is silly.
  • 2. Stop looking bewildered every time a short person can’t reach something. We’re sick of explaining this incredibly simple concept.
  • 3. We know there are things you do not have (i.e. even higher shelves).
  • 4. We know there may be other things preventing you reaching the high shelves. Maybe you have bad elbows or arthritis. Short people with arthritis are still below you. You are still lucky you are tall.
  • 5. It works out well for most people, for the grocery store to put most things on medium shelves.
  • 6. If you can help shorter people with things on higher shelves, do so. Why would you not do that? Short people can help you with stuff on lower shelves.
  • 7. We are annoyed that the people who run the grocery store put all the best stuff on the top shelves.
  • 8. There are a lot of people who are putting things on higher shelves because they hate short people. Don’t associate with those people. They want everything to be about this height.
  • Omar Ismail: Same with white. Advantages. It doesn’t mean you’re rich. It doesn’t mean you’re luckier than a lucky black guy. Nobody wants you to be crippled with guilt. Nobody has ever wanted that, or means those things.
  • It means you have an advantage, and all anyone is asking is that you *get* that. Once you get that, it’s pretty straightforward to all the further implications.

I had the worst dream last night.

It wasn’t a proper nightmare. Proper nightmares and I are actually sort of friends, or at least familiar acquaintances. When we drive by each other, we lift our fingers off the wheel in a sort of wave. When we see each other’s names in the paper, our mouths do that shape of ‘I know that guy.’ When one of us drops something in the grocery store, the other one will lean over to pick it up first.

But this was just a crappy dream.

The house was on fire. Not my house. Not your house. Just the house, the house we all were in. There was one door, which I checked with the back of my hand, like they taught me in grade school. Do they still teach that? Probably. Fire stays the same. Hand check said: everything is fire. Visual check confirm: everything is fire. 

There was one window that didn’t open all the way. Good enough, though. I’m like an octopus, in both real life and a dream — if my beak can fit through the hole, so can the rest of me. I shoved everyone out through the hole.

But not you. Who is you? It was Not Me, and so it had to be you. You were sitting up on the second floor balcony in a ridiculously upholstered chair, legs crossed. You were staring at a book while everything around you burned. 

I came for you, I told you.

I can’t fit through that hole, you replied, still staring at the book.

You haven’t even tried, I said.

Have you even seen the hole? you said. Have you seen me?

Even in the dream I was running the options. I could work with physics. I could fix the hole. I couldn’t work with despair.

So you’re just going to give up? I demanded. 

You looked up from the book. Ash was rising from the ground around you — I don’t know if that’s how ash works in a house fire situation or if that’s just what my brain said should happen because of too many recreational bonfires — and it looked like you were underwater. 

You said, I never liked real life. Not like you. You’ve always liked real things.

You picked the book back up again.

I climbed through the hole and the house burned down and with it, you and your stories. 

It was the worst dream.

I woke up and I figured I’d better tell you before the fire starts that you can make the stories real, and that’s the reason why I like the real things. Next time, if you try to make it through the hole, I’ll try to show you how to close the gap between story and real, ok? 

Namjoon

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Inexpensive Witch Items for your craft #1

This will be my first post on places to get inexpensive items for you!


DOLLAR TREE!!! I can not explain my love for this store to be honest. Now it may be an obvious store for budget friendly people but I know many people may not think about going there for items for your altar, spells, etc but it is my go to place for all of my items! I will list below all of my favorite items you can get from there! Also they always get in new items all the time so I go quite frequently to see what I can pick up! And of course everything is $1 so to be honest it can’t get any better than that!

SALTS: 2lb boxes of sea salt, regular table salt, and they will even sometimes have pink Himalayan sea salt! Do I even have to mention why this is useful? Well I will anyway! Salt is like the boss of protection and purification. Use it in baths, spells, throw it around the house to keep negative things out, use it when you cast circles, etc. Salt is the bomb I my opinion. And why not get a huge box of it for $1?

SPICES AND HERBS: they have amazing spices to be honest. (Not just to use for cooking which I do) but they have cinnamon, parsley, ground sage, Basil, oregano, ground cloves, All spice, Ginger, etc. You can use these in jar spells, dream sachets, cooking spells, etc. They are fantastic especially for beginner witches who don’t want to spend tons on dried herbs or can’t find them locally outside in the wild or like those who live in a big city far from lots of nature where it’s hard to grow them yourself… Or for those who don’t have as much of a green thumb!

CANDLES!!! : THIS is one of my favorite sections at the dollar tree. You can probably get a better deal for bulk tea light candles somewhere else like Walmart but the dollar tree has amazing tall pillar candles, Scented candles, cute jar candles, Mason jar candles which obviously you can re-use for spells or storage! They have candles in different colors as well! For those who don’t like much flame they have great battery operated candles as well!

GLASS CONTAINERS AND JARS: THEY HAVE SO MANY GLASS OPTIONS! I love finding glass bowls, jars, vases, cups, etc you name it. All can be used for your altar for decor, spell work, collecting water, mixing stuff in, and anything else your little witchy heart desires to use for a glass container!

FOOD ITEMS: *PLEASE be aware to look at expiration dates and read labels. In my experience I’ve had no negative ones as of yet and I’m very sensitive to food and such* I Love getting my baking soda, sugar for offerings or spell jars, candies for offerings, sweets for the fae, jelly (I love their preserves they are delicious! The strawberry and raspberry ones are a house staple), Crackers, unsweetened apple sauce (it’s fantastic), teas (LOVEEEE THE TEAS they have fruit teas, camomile tea, green tea, black tea, and more) these are fabulous to use in spell work or just to drink, and mainly anything a kitchen witch or just a witch in general wants to use for offerings. *I do not advise on getting any meat or dairy products for obvious reasons. Though their vegan spring rolls are my go-to and the dark chocolate covered banana slices are also amazing in the freezer section along with their frozen fruit and vegetables I always make sure to get the ones grown in the USA. * Fruit infuser tumbler cups! Need I say more?

CRAFT SUPPLIES: GLITTER, PENS, PENCILS, STICKERS, TAPE, FLORAL WIRE, FAKE FLOWERS, WREATH WIRE, FLORAL FOAM, WOODEN DOWELS, GLUE, ROCKS, SHELLS, SAND, YOU NAME IT ITS ALL THERE!!!! Anything you could possibly need for your journal, spell books, spells, etc. Everything is there!

BATH SUPPLIES: GLAMOUR, RESTORATING, AND SELF LOVE BATHS HELLO! they sell Epsom salt, good bubble baths, bath loofas, scrubs, soaps, anything your heart would want for a bath spell! I love getting my favorite brown sugar vanilla bath soap mix it with some Epsom salt and sea salt throw in some green or black tea and have myself a self love and clearing bath!

There are a lot more wonderful things that can be found at your local dollar tree! Those are all the top categories that came to my mind. Next blog post will be on online websites that have inexpensive things for my lovely witches out there! Sending blessings to you all!

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In the dream, we are strangers knee to knee on a train. It’s the most we ever touch. I still write about you. I still end up here. There is something to be said for a love that refuses to melt. A love stored in the freezer, in a ziplock bag. Stashed behind the ice cube tray. Always waiting to be pulled out. Willing to thaw, to forgive like spring, to pick up right where it left off. You, cradling a phone in the crook of your arm. Me, crying about produce. You call, and I answer. You say, “Do you know what an air traffic control room looks like? All those switches and buttons blinking? When I hear your voice, everything lights up all at once for me. Nobody else does that.” I don’t say anything eloquent. So we’re back on the train, with the knees, only this time you’re looking me in the face and I’m staring out the window. What do you think happens when love gets left out too long?
—  Trista Mateer

How to prepare for a new semester/year:

So as you all know I’ve been back to uni for about two weeks now and I was NOT feeling it (to say the very least). So here is what I did to get out of that crappy omg I can’t believe school’s back mood:

  • Clean your room: Back to school shopping is a huge deal for me but personally I like to start by cleaning my room, that includes closet, desk .. etc. Not only does this give you kind of a fresh start but also you end up figuring out exactly what you have and don’t have so you buy way less stuff (and save more money)
  • And while you’re at it stop hoarding: I’ve had books just sitting there for nearly four years that I haven’t touched (hello histology), same goes for clothes. Get rid of the things you know you don’t use. If you haven’t used them in a year chances are you won’t magically change your mind and start using them. You can sell them or give them away.
  • Don’t throw away half used notebooks: This annoys me soooo much. Cut out the pages you’ve written in and RECYCLE them. Less is more people. You don’t have to use them for school, I use those for writing down workouts or tracking what I eat, making shopping lists, goals or whatever I feel like writing (so people won’t see you with the same notebook from last year, they probably won’t notice anyway but if that’s your excuse here you go) ALSO: For clothes that you like but are too long, too big or whatever get them tailored! Don’t throw those away too.
  • Now that we’ve decluttered, make a list of what you need: Tailor this to your schedule as much as possible. If you have long days at uni with a significant amount of walking maybe invest in comfy shoes, if you feel like a certain notebook would work really well for a certain class get it, if you know you’ll be carrying a lot of stuff around and don’t have a proper backpack get one. Write down everything you need before you go to the store.
  • Figure out what you’ll do regarding your meals: Do you have enough good quality tupperware? Do you have all the groceries? Watch a few videos on meal prepping and have a set list of quick and healthy meals that suit you and your schedule and your diet.
  • Optimize your study space: I’m not saying make it all white and aesthetically pleasing (unless that’s your thing), just make sure it’s a good environment for you to be productive. Figure out if you need to make any changes to it before school starts.
  • If you can rearrange the furniture in your room: You’d be surprised at how much this affects your mood, you don’t have to buy new stuff to feel renovated for back to school.
  • Take a look at all of your classes and try to work out a daily (& study) routine: SUPER IMPORTANT, before school starts try to plan out what your weeks will look like, what you’ll do for certain gaps (for example do you have enough time to go study off campus or get a workout in), which resources you’ll use for every class, how are you going to commute, what kind of notes you’ll take for every class ..etc. Distribute your workload evenly throughout the week (so days when you go home early, allocate more study time and vice versa)
  • Lurk at studyblrs and studygrams: or even start one, this community is super motivating (pretty sure you already know that)
  • One last pampering session: This is very very optional and not for everyone but I personally get a hair treatment done before uni so that I don’t spend as much time doing my hair in the morning. Same goes for body hair removal, face masks …etc. It just makes me feel like a new woman 💁🏼‍♀️
Sometime in the future...

…when Dex realizes he’s not poor anymore.

“can we get a headboard, too?”

Dex hated that voice. It was a voice he hadn’t heard come out of his mouth in a long time, since before him and Nursey got married, before they graduated, before he started seeing a therapist. It was a voice that said, ’a no would break me’ underneath the real words of his question.

It was how he used to ask for hugs, and how he asked, three months into their fuck-buddy relationship, for Nusey to please stay the night, just once, nobody ever stays.

Nursey gave him a long, appraising look, but Dex knew he wouldn’t ask why, all of a sudden, Dex sounded so unsure of himself. Just like Dex knew, eventually, he’d tell Nursey why something so silly as a headboard was so important to him.

He gave a small smile instead, kissed Dex’s cheek, and said, “That’s chill.”

They got out of their truck, a purchase that Nursey made without Dex because he knew his husband could never justify the price to himself, even though they could afford it a hundred times over. Between Dex’s NHL salary and Nursey and Lardo’s line of children’s books, there wasn’t really anything they couldn’t afford.

Which is why Dex hated how small and broken his voice sounded when he asked if they could buy a headboard.

With the new contract Dex signed, finally featuring a no trade clause, they decided to buy a house. Nursey went all out; he spent weeks touring places, picking out furniture, and giving Dex the silent treatment (apparently ‘whatever you want’ isn’t the right answer). The only thing left was a new mattress.

They saved it specifically for a week when Dex didn’t have any scheduling conflicts. He tried to tell Nursey that it was fine, he could go ahead and buy one without Dex there, but he refused, insisting that a mattress was an individual experience, both of them had to agree.

They both knew that, in the end, Dex wouldn’t have an opinion. A bed was a bed to him, and any bed was better than no bed. It felt nice to have a full day with his husband, though.

They stood in front of a huge mattress store, and for some reason, Dex felt uncertain. There was something about this, buying a bed, that made everything real to him. He was an adult. He was well off financially. And he was about to walk into a store hand in hand with his husband. And he was happy.

He wasn’t the angry kid from Maine, anymore.

A saleswoman nearly a foot shorter than the couple (call me Cici!) dragged them all over the store, practically pushing them down on mattresses and asking about their firmness. She asked about hteir opinon on memory foam versus tempurpedic, about fabrics and springs and coils and all sorts of questions Nursey has answers for that Dex can’t make heads or tails of.

He zones out a bit, but jumps back into the conversation when the topic of temperature comes up (so, are you two warm blooded or do you use a lot of blankets at night?). He had no idea that they made some mattresses cooler than others, but yes they wanted to try those out, because his husband is a furnace and the three stupid cats Nursey snuck home were like little fuzzy ovens.

So, they go to the other side of the store and try out hybrids (of what, Dex really couldn’t say). Without even trying it out, Nursey pointed at one of the set-ups and declared, “it’s going to be this one.” Dex had to admit that it was pretty comfortable. He didn’t feel like he was sinking into the mattress, which was nice.

Nursey clamored on top, cuddling into Dex’s side with a smug grin. “Told you it was this one.”

Still grinning, Nursey asked Cici, “Can you show us some headboard options?”

There was an entire room of them. Bed frames and headboards and footboards. Big quilted ones that Dex thought would go great in his baby sister’s princess room, studded leather ones, wrought iron frames that looked a little too bondage for Dex’s comfort.

Dex wasn’t sure what his face was doing, but  Cici told them quietly that she would give them a few minutes to look around, even though she had been attached at to their side for the hour they had been in the store.

They wandered around, looking at all the choices. Dex knew he held Nursey’s hand a little too hard, but Nursey didn’t say anything. He let Dex take the lead, inputting his opinion but never tryng to influence Dex, never pushing him to talk about it.

They made two circuits of the room before stopping (for the second time) in front of a simple padded headboard. It wasn’t anything fancy, just smooth, cream colored fabric. Dex ran a finger over the display. It was softer than it looked.

“I don’t understand headboards. Or footboards. They’re totally pointless.”

In the past, that may have been an invitation for Nursey to chirp Dex, to ask what the hell they were doing buying one if Dex thought it was pointless. But after so many years together, Nursey knew Dex needed to talk it out, not have a conversation.

“Did you know that before I went to Samwell, I never slept in a real bed?”

“I didn’t, babe.”

Dex never took his eyes off the headboard. “For a while I had a matress thrown on the floor in me and Adam’s room, but then I gave it to Hannah and I started sleeping on some sleeping bags on the floor. I told myself it was like camping. Even when I imagined my house, I never imagined a having a real bed. What’s the piont of buying something that’s totally pointless? It’s just a waste of money.”

Nursey ran a warm hand up and down Dex’s back. Dex rarely talked about his childhood. It was one of the only things they still faught about sometimes: Nursey taking their money for granted and Dex not being able to accept that he can spend money when he wants to.

“But we can buy this. We can buy something that’s totally pointless, just because I want it.”

It wouldn’t match the room, even a little bit. The whole house was stark greys and bright whites, accents of bright colors. The cream fabric would stick out like a sore thumb. It was meant for a softer house. There was something about it that Dex like, though. He couldn’t put his finger on what, exactly, but he loved it.

“What do you think?”

Nursey didn’t bother to look away from Dex when he answered. “I think it’s great, babe. It’ll look good in the bedroom.”

Dex gave him a hard look. “really.”

“Okay, no. but if you like it, then I couldn’t care less.”

And just like that,they bought it. And later that night, in their brand new bed, in their house (their house, not a house they were renting), Dex slept better than he could ever remember sleeping.

zodiac signs + things I feel

aries: when you found out about this perfect fandom or start to play a new game and you just have to talk about it all the time and would probably put posters of it all around your room if you could, but then you discover something new one week later and you get obssesed again

taurus: when you taste the first bite of your favourite food on your tongue. singing anime openings when you’re home alone. when you get really easily embarrassed but your friends make you feel like you can dance like nobody is watching. enjoying life’s pleasures and feeling comfortable

gemini: when you talk abour your ideas and your mind goes faster than your mouth so you get all tangled up in your words, but your friends think it’s cute and give you space to express yourself

cancer: when you look at astrology posts and have to find your favourite person’s sign too because they are beautiful and you love them so you want to understand them better

leo: when you use different shampoo and someone compliments you on the smell of your hair. when people that don’t know you so well notice you’re sad by the look of your eyes and try to cheer you up. when people notice little things about you

virgo: when you can’t fall asleep because there are so many thoughts on your mind. plans for tommorow or sentences of beautiful words you want to put into your story but you have to go to sleep because you’re waking up early

libra: when you watch people passing around you on the street and see beauty in every single one of them. different bodies, outfits, expressions. you wonder what goes on in their mind, what’s the story behind their life. how would they act if you were close to them? what are little things that make them happy?

scorpio: when you read explict love scenes in books/fan fictions and it hits you so much you have to moan along with characters

sagittarius: when you travel early in the morning in summer and can watch sunrise, light shining through trees or milky white sky in the winter, there are buildings passings fast behind your eyes and you feel like on top of the world, everything else left behind you

capricorn: when you recount the amount of your money all over again while in a row in a store, because you aren’t sure it’s enough and you have to make sure for the fifth time

aquarius: when you feel like this world is just an illusion. everything is temporary and it used to scare you, but now it frees you from all the stress around you. you don’t care about social constructs and try to find deeper values in life

pisces: when you can finally lay down on your bed after a long long day and your body feels so heavy but your blankets are so soft and warm around you and you just want to cuddle with them or your fp

I want a LGBTQ+ tv show about a group of friends that work in a hardware store.

There’s the big burly owner with a giant beard that spends most of his time in the lumber yard and wears a pin on his shirt that says ‘My boards are straight, but I’m not!’.

His best friend, the Lesbian who wears flannel and sells power tools. (bonus points if her wife is a local celebrity so the running joke is everyone that comes in asks her how her wife is doing.)

The Transgendered goth girl who wears all black but knows literally everything about plants and flowers and will gladly tell you which type of perennials will go great in your backyard.

The Ace guy that works in flooring and makes every excuse he can to use the forklift.

The Bisexual girl who mixes paint and comes in every week with a different color of hair.

And they’re all just friendly and nice and they have little adventures and help their customers with all their ridiculous problems!

‘I am Damianos, true son of Theomedes, and I have returned to fight for you as your King.’

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First of all thank you so much for all those awesome people who offered to buy me The adventures of Charls!:) Honestly everyone was so nice about it (seriously here on tumblr I’ve met with nothing but warm reception, it’s so nice^____^) and I got it from @liralicia so here’s thank you Damen (psst Laurent  was feeling lonely;) and do you see the dimple?! *internally screaming* Laurent never stood a chanceXD)

And some news:) if everything goes well tomorrow I’ll post info about commissions and on Sunday about the store, maybe someone will be interested:)

people are jerks, but not you (pietro maximoff)

Originally posted by imaginecabin

((exciting!! first non-request!! i hope you like it lots and feel free to send requests!!)

(note: I hc the Maximoffs as Eastern-European Jews who moved to the US (which is true in the comics but never addressed in the films)).

(warnings for non-descriptive mentions of blood, bullying, xenophobia, food)


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anonymous asked:

bts reaction to breaking up with you only to run into you 9 months later and you have a baby, and its theres?

I wanted to focus on their reactions to the pregnancy more so than getting back together, I mean they broke up for a reason right.

WARNING: angst, a mention of pregnancy termination (you’ll probably need to squint really hard to find it)


Yoongi:

He finds out through a butt dial when you’re talking to your mom at dinner and immediately calls back when the call cuts off.

[19:23] Yoongi: Call me ___.

[19:26] Yoongi: ___ call me, we need to talk.

[19:30] Yoongi: I can see you reading my texts, answer your phone.

[18:40] Yoongi: I heard you talking to your mom, you butt dialed me.

You reluctantly agree to meet up and talk.

“I can’t believe you kept this from me.” “Did you think I’d get upset.” “I had a part in this too, don’t forget that.”

You: “Can we maybe…co-parent and see where this goes?”

“Of course ___.”

Jimin:

This kid is absolutely pissed when he sees you walking down the street pushing a stroller. Your relationship was quite serious and for you to so quickly move on and start a family while he was still hurting made his blood boil. He tails you for a bit before finally intervening.

“What the hell ___. We break up and you make it your mission to get knocked up?”

You give him a grimace filled with disdain and unleash all of your anger, explaining to him that he was the one that knocked you up and it’s his baby.

“Oh…w-well why didn’t you tell me?” 

You: “Because I was keeping your best interest in mind.”

“Our baby is my best interest ___.”

Namjoon:

He sees you for the first time in 9 months on a packed train standing and clutching onto your back.

“Excuse me miss, you can have my seat.”

“Thanks.”

You turn around and he immediately recognizes you and notices your protruding stomach. He’s at a loss for words and for the rest of the ride he’s glancing down at you your stomach until he finally musters up enough courage to ask.

“How’d this happen? I mean…who’s the father?”

You: “You.”

He is completely shocked and asks you if you guys can go somewhere to talk and sort everything out.

Seokjin:

Going into labor at your job was your first mistake. Not taking Jin off of your emergency contact list was your second. When the initial butterflies subside from holding your child you see Jin enter the room.

You: “Sorry about all this. You didn’t have to-”

“Your mom told me everything.” “Why wouldn’t you tell me? That’s my son too.” “I could’ve been there for you.”

He’s scolding you more than anything. 

“Is that him? Can I hold him?”

You hand him his son and he is completely enamored by the small being cradled in his arms.

Jungkook:

As soon as he sees you in the store, with a noticeably bigger stomach, he freaks out. Due to some unforeseen circumstances he had to cut all ties to you in favor of his career. He felt and still feels like shit for ending things so abruptly, when he sees you in all of your pregnant glory, though, he knows it’s his.

“___, can we talk?”

You: “What do you want Jungkook?”

He’s twiddling his thumbs in contemplation. Not sure how to word what he wants to say next.

“It’s mine isn’t it.”

“She is yours, but I know you have a life to live so I won’t be bothering y-”

“Don’t say that ___. I have as much right to be in her life as you do.”

Hoseok:

You had confided in his sister long after you’d both broken up, with intentions to terminate the pregnancy and move forward with your life but with much persuasion on her part you decided to keep the baby.

“Can I come in? We really need to talk.”

You: “She told you?”

“Yeah.”

The whole time you are talking Hoseok can’t help but stare at your stomach. He’s upset that he didn’t get to experience the woes of pregnancy with you, but he makes a vow to himself to be there for his child no matter what.

Taehyung:

If only breaking up with Taehyung was as easy as 1,2,3. Not even a month after breaking it off with him you find out you’re pregnant with his baby and although it does put your life plans on hold, you are excited to venture into single motherhood. Taehyung catches you at the local farmers market, sporting a baby bump and he grows anxious to know just who was the lucky man that got you to bear his child.

“Hey ___! You look great! When are you due?”

The familiar cheery voice completely catches you by surprise and you jump.

You: “Uh…any day now…”

“Oh that’s great! Who’s the lucky guy? Do I know him?”

You: “Uh…you could say that.”

“Wait, who?”

You: “…it’s you Taehyung.”

He does a good job of concealing his excitement, yes he’s excited.

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Bucky adjusting to the modern world would include... (Headcanon)

Request: NOT REQUESTED.

Summary: You help Bucky Barnes adjust to the modern world and it’s adorable.

Word count: 463

Warnings: None

A/N: Bucky Barnes will be the death of me.

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Originally posted by marvel-dirtbag

Visiting numerous museums where he could read about himself and the good life he lived
Little kids gazing in awe at Bucky as they innocently touch his metal arm and bombard him with questions about his life
Kid: “Mr Bucky, Sir, what was the war like?”
Kid: “How did you survive the fall?”
Kid: “Why did you kill lots of people?”
Bucky becoming anxious because he isn’t able to handle and/or answer all their questions
Having to take over and steer Bucky away from the growing crowd as he starts to break down
Bucky constantly feeling bad that you have to go home early because of his anxiety.
You: “Buck, let’s get home. I only wanted to see the parts about you anyway.”
Spending hours in department stores as Bucky marvels at all of the new technology
Bucky walking around the shop with an abundance of VERY expensive items in his arms so he can show them to you
Worker: “Sir, if you wouldn’t mind putting those items down.”
Bucky constantly receiving dirty looks from shop assistants as he touches everything a little too roughly
Worker: “Sir, please put that down! Oh lord…. Security!?!”
Bucky managing to rip security wires tied to expensive products wayyyyy too many times
Having to desperately explain to the police he didn’t try and steal the £10,000 product, he was just looking
You: “Officer, look it’s not that big of a deal, I’m sure it happens all the time”
Policeman: “Not. Once.”
Setting up Snapchat for Bucky
Walking into the kitchen every day and finding Bucky and Steve going through all of the filters
Bucky whipping out the dog filter at every inappropriate moment
Bucky arguing with Tony about how he’s still masculine despite wanting to look like an adorable puppy 99.9% of the time
Bucky: “At least I don’t hide in a tin can!”
Tony: “At least magnets don’t attach themselves to my arm when I open the fridge because there’s certainly nothing ‘manly’ about that either!”
Bucky loving to go to aquariums
Bucky: “Y/N! Y/N!!! Look at the colourful fish! Y/N you’re not looking at the pretty fish!”
Bucky freaking out when you tell him you’ve organised a trip to an aquarium where he can feed the sharks
You: “Bucky! Don’t lean in so far! Sharks still bite in the 21st century!”
Buck freaking out, even more, when you organise an outing at the zoo where he’ll be able to feed the penguins
Bucky: “You’re joking, right? Penguins! OMP.”
You: “It’s 'OMG’, Bucky.”
Bucky: “Oh no, I meant Oh My Penguins, I’m hoping it’ll catch on!”
Bucky wanting to constantly to go back and see the penguins
Bucky: “Can we buy one?”
You: “No, Bucky they live in zoos.”
Bucky: “Can we buy a zoo then?”


A/N: REQUESTS ARE OPEN and constructive criticism is appreciated!

Killing a toxic co-workers hopes, dreams, and future.

Names changed for anonymity, happened a few years back. This is a long one so TL;DR at the bottom.

Background: I got a job working for a small hardware company. 4 people in the office, a few in the warehouse, and a delivery driver. Nothing fancy, but it got me off the night shift and onto a desk. The owner was a pretty nice guy, let’s call him Ray. Ray took over the family business in the early 2000s. Like most small business owners he was pretty frugal. The job came with absolutely zero perks. 10 vacation days that doubled as sick days, no insurance, everyone was hourly and Ray hated paying OT. He had one large customer that accounted for about half his business and everything after that was profit. He had gotten to the point where the business was doing well enough to support his comfortable life (10-3 schedule, 4 weeks vacation, season baseball tickets) and had zero interest in growing it beyond that point. But my problem was not with Ray, it was with the absolute b*tch in the purchasing department.

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Opinion | Are Christians Supposed to Be Communists?
I recently translated the New Testament. I learned a few things.
By David Bentley Hart

As best we can tell, local churches in the Roman world of the apostolic age were essentially small communes, self-sustaining but also able to share resources with one another when need dictated. This delicate web of communes constituted a kind of counter-empire within the empire, one founded upon charity rather than force — or, better, a kingdom not of this world but present within the world nonetheless, encompassing a radically different understanding of society and property.

It was all much easier, no doubt — this nonchalance toward private possessions — for those first generations of Christians. They tended to see themselves as transient tenants of a rapidly vanishing world, refugees passing lightly through a history not their own. But as the initial elation and expectations of the Gospel faded and the settled habits of life in this depressingly durable world emerged anew, the distinctive practices of the earliest Christians gave way to the common practices of the established order.

Even then, however, the transition was not quite as abrupt as one might imagine. Well into the second century, the pagan satirist Lucian of Samosata reported that Christians viewed possessions with contempt and owned all property communally. And the Christian writers of Lucian’s day largely confirm that picture: Justin Martyr, Tertullian and the anonymous treatise known as the Didache all claim that Christians must own everything in common, renounce private property and give their wealth to the poor. Even Clement of Alexandria, the first significant theologian to argue that the wealthy could be saved if they cultivated “spiritual poverty,” still insisted that ideally all goods should be held in common.

As late as the fourth and fifth centuries, bishops and theologians as eminent as Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Ambrose of Milan, Augustine and Cyril of Alexandria felt free to denounce private wealth as a form of theft and stored riches as plunder seized from the poor. The great John Chrysostom frequently issued pronouncements on wealth and poverty that make Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin sound like timid conservatives. According to him, there is but one human estate, belonging to all, and those who keep any more of it for themselves than barest necessity dictates are brigands and apostates from the true Christian enterprise of charity. And he said much of this while installed as Archbishop of Constantinople.

Got7 at the mall
  • Mark: Touches everything, buys nothing. Accidentally flirts with all the cashiers.
  • Jaebum: Like a white knight, he's drawn to the outcasts. He says it's better because he'll be the only one wearing it. Well, there's a reason for that.
  • Jackson: Goes to buy things for himself, leaves with bags full of presents for other people. Always asks for a discount.
  • Jinyoung: A ritual shopper. Subconsciously goes to the same stores in the same order every time, like clockwork. Knows all the employees by name, and asks about their lives.
  • Youngjae: The hat store's biggest patron. Once had to be forcibly removed from the pet shop because it was half an hour past closing time and he just wouldn't leave.
  • Bambam: He is the king, and the mall is his kingdom. He knows every store, every sale, every nook and cranny like the back of his hand. The cashiers all know ridiculous rumors about him, a la Regina George. Surprisingly frugal.
  • Yugyeom: Spends so much time in the food court that the workers think he's a store employee playing hooky. Always tips the piano player.