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The Handplates AU by @zarla-s is a pretty dark place, and it looks like Dr. Gaster will never reveal his secret to anyone. But, what if he got caught…?

I’m back! Sorry about the wait, last week was…a thing, and this one took a bit more editing on the back end than usual. So remember when I said I was writing a Handplates fic? Well here it is! Asgore and Gaster are both played by a good friend of mine who also helped me edit the story, @hatori1181, aka Batzmaru!

This accomplishes like 3 goals of mine for this channel in one. First, to get something handplates on it. Second, to get Batz involved in something. And third, to get something I wrote up here, so it’s totally new to everybody listening :3 If you’d rather read it though, here is a link to it on AO3. And this is a one-shot, buuuut I caught the writing bug again and now I’m well into a follow-up. So this may not be the last you see of this story!

Oh, and fun fact: One scene in this was heavily inspired by these sketches by zarla. If you listen to the story I think it should be clear which sketch, lol. I had this idea knocking around in my head for a while, but those sketches really kicked me into high gear and turned me into a writing hermit for a weekend.

Also I had this song on repeat like the whole time I was writing this.

Another before and after. On the left I was over 140lbs on a 5'2 frame. I was 16 years old and absolutely miserable. On the right I am around 112lbs. I’ve maintained my weight for over two years now! If you would have told my 16 year old self that I wouldn’t have lost the weight and kept it off until I was around 23, I would’ve been beside myself. With that said, I look back at my life and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Everything worked out the way it was supposed to and I am happier than ever. Getting to where I am now is one of my favorite accomplishments. 

 Also, I am so excited! My blog is coming together really well and I’ll be ready to share it with you very soon! I can’t wait to see what you guys think and if you see results from my guidelines and tips! Follow my Instagram (@parisritchie) for the announcement when it’s up. 

If you’re ready to make a change I want to be there to help! Are there any specific questions you would like answered? Let me know and I will try to incorporate them!

Are you fucking kidding me?

I mentioned on Facebook earlier that my 4-year wedding anniversary is coming up soon and that I was looking forward to many more to come.

Shortly after I posted this, an insane high school classmate and embarrassing self-proclaimed “rad-fem” immediately comments that it’s “pathetic that [I] consider that an accomplishment to brag about.” She also said - sarcastically - that she was sorry that I’m happy to be owned by my husband.

Bitch, is that what I fucking said? Calm the fuck down.

fashion and the trans aesthetic
by harinef | part vi: current models

andreja pejic by collier schorr
styled by james valeri
dossier spring 2011

much has been said in about andreja pejic in the wake of her transition. while i most look forward to her coming work, i’m also quite fascinated by her previous work as a “male model.” those quotation marks are critical, as she is not a man, and perhaps never considered herself as such. i do not think it is a wild conjecture to say that andreja could not have accomplished all she has if she weren’t signed to a men’s board under the guise of identifying as “male.” take this dossier cover. what a thrilling image! could it have made it to the cover of a magazine with a self-proclaimed trans woman as its subject? i’m not sure.

andreja has talked about taking puberty-blocking hormones in her youth, since before she began modeling. she’s 23 now and has spoken openly about her sexual reassignment surgery. from experience, i can say that a trans woman must take a regular dose of female hormones for at least 2 or 3 years before getting approved for srs. perhaps it is safe to say that andreja’s image as an “androgynyous male model” was in some way shaped by the influence of hormone replacement therapy, which noticeably feminizes one’s face and body.

i have no analysis here; andreja’s body is hers, and is sacred as such. i can only say that i’m inspired by what she has accomplished so far: pursuing her private needs while the fashion system ascribed any number of empty labels to her body, her identity, her work. in regard to the system: can i get a “fuck that?”

anonymous asked:

It's not about Zayn winning or losing as these people will always stay bitter. When Zayn won the AMA, they said he didn't deserve it. When he lost the BRITS, they acted as if it is the only award show that matters. I am over their antics by now. These LM and 1D stans will forever try to discredit Zayn but it won't take away from all that he has accomplished and what he will continue to accomplish. Also, Zayn liked the history video. He is unbothered by LM's slander. As he said, his life is great

i love my successful and unbothered son <3

Jumping on the Badwagon

OK: So possible take on the PLAGG situation in the #Sidekick!Adrien AU by @geek-fashionista

This was just my thoughts based on what I have read so far:

As stated the Chat ring was broken/destroyed several generations ago, and Ladybug has been going solo since.

Gabriel has been gathering all things Miraculous for the past X-many years in the effort to bring his wife back- however he needs BOTH the Ladybug earrings and the Chat Ring to get the godlike powers to accomplish said feat. Fortunately he is not one to back down from a challenge.

As per the show he becomes Hawkmoth in order to flush out Ladybug.

Meanwhile he also tracks down the dormant/destroyed ring from the descendants of the last Chat. (Seeing how he managed to get his hands on the book AND the Butterfly miraculous I figure that would be an average Tuesday for him)

He begins trying to find a way to restore/reactivate the ring

As all of this is happening Adrien with his L337 hacking skills begins working on his AI program PLAGG in his quest to become the new Chat Noir and assist Ladybug.

Unbeknownst to either Agreste (due to their stunning lack of communication) on one particular night they are both working to accomplish the same task- Awakening PLAGG, one via magic, the other via technology. Gabriel manages to “fix” the ring itself but believes that his most recent attempt is unsuccessful as it remains dormant and without the power of the kwami that it is meant to control. Meanwhile Adrien is having the worst night ever as his attempt to test his new AI program backfired, and in a case of excessively terrible luck his computer gets fried.

Adrien is beginning to think that maybe this project is beyond him, but is amazed to see that when he goes to salvage whatever information he can off of his old hard drive onto the new computer that his  PLAGG program code is still intact.

Not only that, but it’s actually working. He has the perfect AI program to help him move onto the next stage of operation Chat Noir.

No one suspects that the true essence of Plagg, albeit in a very weakened state, has been revived and trapped in Adrien’s program.

Gabriel starts noticing a change in the miraculous but ultimately discovers that if he wants to get the ring back to its true form he has to allow his son to continue his vigilante habits until Plagg is strong enough to be fully revived and rebonded to the powers of the miraculous.

DRAMA ENSUES

anonymous asked:

Hello, I'm an 8th grader currently taking algebra 1, but I feel that my math class is very easy. I've certainly asked my teacher if I can be eligible to skip a math grade, but in her response, "Skipping a math grade is not advisable." I've also asked my counselor and he responded that it was possible at accomplishing my goal. I don't know what to do since my teacher and counselor contradict to this idea, but I definitely want some tips and pointers. Thank you :-)

lmao my math teacher said the same thing and then i went off and skipped geometry yayyyyyy

if you think that it’s the right decision, then by all means, go for it and have a chat with your counselor for the nitty-gritty details abt whether or not you have to take a certain test to skip it or a certain online course or whatever. good luck!

Fitness & Health

FUN FACT: THE 7 MINUTE WORKOUT IS INTENSE.

Like I’m pretty active and experienced with exercise. That was HARD. I feel awesome. And also a little like I might throw up. So that’s going to be a daily thing. 

I’m excited about my goals, and for one of the first times in my life I truly believe in myself and my ability to fully accomplish them.

DISCLAIMER: My interest in changing my body in NO way means I think that small/fit/trim/whatever bodies should be the ideal. This is what I want for me. All bodies are worth love! 

That said, here are my goals:
Reach the 105-110 lbs range
      - I know this is low, and I don’t generally promote low-end goal weights. I feel best when I look slim and androgynous, hence the low numbers. My health and energy are my highest priority, though, so this number might change.

Improve my endurance, energy, and health
      - I have fibromyalgia and asthma. Both are significantly improved by regular exercise. My asthma has been pretty unresponsive to most inhalers and medications I’ve tried, but cardio helps a lot. As for the fibromyalgia, healthy diet and regular exercise are basically the main treatment. Currently I wake up after 8 (or more) hours of sleep and feel exhausted, like I want to sleep all day and do nothing. I hope the working out changes that. I also want to finally get my mile time on the elliptical to under 12 minutes. 

Strengthen my core and legs
      - Belly dancing is very important to me and something I very much want to improve in. I’m lucky enough that the best local teacher is a world class dancer; I want to make the most out of my lessons with her. Surprise surprise, belly dance requires strong core muscles. Strong quads and hamstrings are also essential.

Improve Flexibility
      - Dance. And, you know, sex stuff.

Achieve muscle definition and trim down
      - I LOVE bellies and breasts and curves on folks. For me, though, as I said earlier, I feel best about myself when slim and androgynous. I have a rather large chest naturally. I want to trim down that and my other curvy areas. I also want to see visible abs as a marker of my progress and effort. Fuck yeah, abs.


Here’s my current workout and diet plan:

Workout Routine
M: 7 Minute Workout
25 minutes cardio
Lower Abs (medicine ball lifts & leg kicks at 3x20)
T: 7 Minute Workout
W: 7 Minute Workout
25 minutes cardio
Obliques (side bends & push-ups to side planks at 3x14 per side)
Th: 7 Minute Workout
F: 7 Minute Workout
25 minutes cardio
Upper Abs (hip lifts & crunches at 3x20)
S: Rest
Su: Rest

+ 15 minutes stretching/yoga daily

Diet (Vegetarian)
July 3-July 23 LOW CAL
Feb 15-March 26 KETO
March 27-April 23 LOW CAL
April 24-May 14 KETO
May 15-June 4 LOW CAL
June 5-July 2 KETO

With intermittent cheat days.

The diet plan is a complete experiment. I have done the ketogenic diet before (for two years, when I was given an incorrect diagnosis in the past), and I’ve been doing low calorie since August. I had the idea of the alternating diets simply because I missed the fuck out of avocados and cheese and the low calorie diet didn’t account for that. I started keto on the 15th, and I’m down a pound or two already (I was 117.3 this morning, but it fluctuates a lot). If the schedule looks weird as fuck, it’s because I scheduled it around trips and events. It’s much less of a set back to “cheat” during low calorie dieting than during keto dieting. 

Anyway, like I said, total experiment based on my personal experience and limited knowledge. If this is unhealthy or harmful, please shout in my direction.

anonymous asked:

Why do you dislike chapter 3 so much? I can understand why you wouldn't like Korekiyo, but besides that everything seemed fine.

Non-spoilered answer: I called it worse than Side:Hope because Side:Hope is clearly nonsensical wish fullfilment without trying to add any proper theme to its storytelling. That’s inherently bad, but at least we can say it accomplished what it was trying to do. Chapter 3, on other hand, was very clear about its theme and also made it very clear that Kodaka knows absolutely nothing about said theme, which resulted in a very dumb plot that utterly failed to approach it’s purposes. I consider stories that tried and failed worse than stories that didn’t bother trying, so that’s put this chapter as Kodaka’s worst work.

Spoilered answer: Puncgre 3 vf pyrneyl gurzrq nsgre eryvtvba, ohg vafgrnq bs qvfphffvat vg'f gurzr yvxr nal unys-qrprag jevgre jbhyq qb, Xbqnxn whfg bar-fvqrqyl lryyf “ERYVTVBA VF ONQ” va gur zbfg veengvbany jnlf cbffvoyr. Abar bs gur gjb punenpgref ercerfragvat eryvtvba jrer cbegenlrq flzcngurgvpnyyl va gur fyvtugrfg.

Natvr jnf n glenaavpny znavchyngbe jub jbhyq hfr Tbq'f anzr gb znxr rirelbar qb ure ovqqvat naq vg ernyyl sryg yvxr gur bgure fghqrag pbhapvy punenpgref jrer orvat oenvajnfurq. Punonfuven fnlvat gung Natvr vf abg znyvpvbhf naq bayl qbrf jung fur qbrf orpnhfr fur trahvaryl oryvrirf fur pna urne Tbq vf abg nf zhpu bs n frzv-erqrrzvat genvg nf vg fubhyq or naq nethnoyl bayl znxrf ure zber qnatrebhf. 

Gura ure nep yrnqf gb nofbyhgryl abjurer naq vg'f arire rkcynvarq vs fur npghnyyl oenvajnfurq nalbar Zvgnenv-fglyr be vs fur npghnyyl qvq vg yvxr erny phyg yrnqref qb. Gb znxr zr pevatr rira zber, gur fgebatyl snvgushy fghqrag pbhapvy whfg fuehtf vg bss naq fnlf “Vs Natvr-fna, jub jnf ybirq ol Tbq fb zhpu, jnf xvyyrq bayl orpnhfr fur jnf va gur jebat cynpr ng gur jebat gvzr, gura Tbq zhfg abg or erny”. Guvf vf onfvpnyyl fnlvat rirelbar jub unf puebavp fcvevghny rkcrevraprf ner abguvat ohg haqvntabfrq fpuvmbcueravpf.Gura jr unir Fuvathhwv, jubfr ragver zbgvir sbe zheqre jnf “V xvyyrq orpnhfr V oryvrir va nsgreyvsr”. Gur jnl uvf svany fcrrpu jnf jevggra tvirf gur vqrn gung rirelbar jub oryvrirf va na nsgreyvsr guvaxf qrngu vf whfg n punatr bs funcr naq gurersber abg n ovt qrny, fb gurl unir nofbyhgryl ab dhnyzf nobhg xvyyvat be qlvat. Guvf vf vtabenag naq bssrafvir va yriryf V qba'g guvax V'ir rire frra orsber.

That said, I really liked all of the chapter sub-plots. The main trio sub-plot was good and turned my then most hated character into one I like a lot, the Monokumerz story had its best phase and Yumeno’s character arc has been excelent as always.

The Request

Dean/Castiel - Modern AU - AO3

@deanandhiscas, @marymotherofhunters, @cains-mane

It was only a kiss, how did it end up like this, it was only a kiss-” Dean was singing from the top of his lungs. The house was empty, there was no one but himself and the dog to hear him make a fool of himself. It was a perfect evening already.

Jealousy, turning saints in-into the sea,” Dean called, spinning in his room and narrowly avoiding a tumble when the rug beneath him twisted. “But it’s just the price I pay-” he continued, grinning ear to ear as Chief barked along with him. “I’m Mr. Brightside-

He probably looked like an idiot, but Dean couldn’t bring himself to care. He wasn’t much of a singer, no matter what his friends said. He also wasn’t a dancer by any means, acting like a dying robot more than an accomplished entertainer.

But Dean loved these moments to himself, kicking it in his room and pretending he was on that stage of his dreams, rocking harder than the classics, proving he was more than anything anybody had ever thought him capable of.

Yeah, that was the dream.

I’m coming out of my cage, and I’ve been doing just fine-” Dean spun again, this time spinning a little too far and catching the rug around his ankle. “Agh!” He shrieked just before his chin collided with the wooden floor.

Splitting pain erupted through his head, heart pounding in his ears as he blearily opened his eyes. Chief was wagging his tail, sniffing around Dean’s face with concern. A good lick to his nose had him sitting upright in no time, and Dean groaned as his body fought back in protest.

“Doing just fine,” Dean muttered, glowering as he rubbed his chin. His fingers came away with red liquid, and Dean cursed. Just his luck.

He stumbled out of his room and down the stairs to the kitchen, Chief trotting close behind him. Dean soon found the cupboards holding the band-aid’s and ointment. He was quick to put it on, frowning at how ridiculous he was going to look going in to school tomorrow with a band-aid over his chin. He could only hope it would be better by then.

Dean was just putting the box of ointment back on the top shelf when he heard a knock at the door. Casting a glance at Chief, to which the dog only tilted his head, Dean made his way to the front door.

“Hello-?” Dean stared.

It was his next door neighbor, or rather, their neighbor’s son. The Novaks had moved in next door only a week ago. Dean remembered the other boy from when his mother delivered a homemade welcome casserole.

His name was Castiel Novak. At least, Dean was pretty sure that was it. He didn’t plan on saying the other boy’s name until he heard it spoken by somebody else again. Making a fool of himself in private was one thing. He wasn’t prepared to do it in front of somebody else. Especially not a cute somebody else.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

(1/2) Hi Mandy! I read your IDB timestamps! One of the many things that stood out to me while watching google feud as well was Dan typing in lawyer for the career. I just wanted to know why it was significant to you as well? Sometimes I think abt that part in tatinof during the message from Dil for Dan ".... if what you're doing has any importance." and I have this thought that could Dan be regretting not being a lawyer?

(2/2) But then again with all the accomplishments that he has achieved by being a youtuber, it does seem absurd? I’m sorry, it is also likely that since being a lawyer has been his career of choice for long when he was young, that has probably led him to automatically think of lawyer when thinking abt career and I’m just overanalyzing as usual. Just curious though what is your line of thought when you hear Dan said lawyer

I thought it was interesting in the sense of law school/his unfinished degree always kind of hovering in the back of his mind and being what he associates with an career to aspire to. 

But it’s funny, because he didn’t actually want to be a lawyer. He said before (more than once, I think) that he picked law school because it was a degree that makes you seem smart to have and that he had no intentions of becoming a lawyer. Knowing Dan, I think it just stands out because it’s something he failed to accomplish, not because he had actual dreams of being a lawyer ever. 

anonymous asked:

I believe that changing certain physical things could be possible, but as you said it would take A LOT of power and practice. And I also feel like it would take lots of time, like years, for something like that to be accomplished.

Yeah agreed. If I can conjure up enough energy to influence somebody else’s way of thinking or change a situation like what the last Anon said, what makes everybody think that influencing physical things is 100% impossible? Like what Lilmswitch said, anything is possible in some way.  

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“Tammi was the kind of chick who couldn’t be controlled by men,” said Marvin. “That can drive a man crazy—trying to deal with a woman who won’t be dominated by anyone. I loved that about Tammi. I knew we could be friends, but never lovers. Independent women hold no romantic interest for me. James Brown and David Ruffin both had stormy relationships with Tammi, but mine was completely creative. Because she was fun and funny and totally unpredictable, I loved her. Her singing style was also perfectly suited to mine. What we chiefly accomplished, though, was to create two characters—two lovers that might have been taken from a play or a novel—and let them sing to each other. That’s how the Marvin-and-Tammi characters were born. While we were singing, we werein love. The vibe was incredible. The emotions were heartfelt and real. But when the music ended, we kissed each other on the cheek and said good-bye.” Marvin Gaye about Tammi Terrell

from “Divided Soul” DAVID RITZ

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwwgsj_marvin-gaye-tammi-terrell-ain-t-no-mountain-extra-hq_creation

Teamwork

Reading the stuff the creators have said they intended to do in season 3, and they talk about both challenging Wander and putting the main 4 together more because they liked how they played off each other. I wonder if teamwork would actually be what challenged Wander? Because in Robomechabotatron:

  1. Wander is the most eager for them to work together, clearly delighted by the whole idea.
  2. Wander is also the one who won’t sacrifice his ethics to do what the rest of the team wants.
  3. Wander completely fails to acknowledge this, just stating that they accomplished something by working together, even though they mostly didn’t.

Not sacrificing your ethics to the team is kind of fair enough, but maybe he should have thought about who he was teaming up with beforehand? You can’t both desperately want to work in harmony with people who have totally different values and refuse to compromise your own. Well, you can, but maybe you shouldn’t be surprised when it doesn’t work.

The problem somewhat repeats in the finale with Wander convincing the refugees to get along only to find himself on the outside when they agree on destroying Dominator.

Attention to All EXO-L!

As you know, EXO is having their comeback on June 3rd with ‘Love Me Right’.  We are planning a project for their comeback MV that I hope that all of you will take part in and help make this comeback even better than their previous! 

With our previous project for CMB we were able to accomplish  4.8 mil views in 24 hours and 25 mil in 5 weeks! 

This time around, we plan to do even better! 

Rather than focusing on watching the video, we will also focus on sharing the MV. What better way to increase the views than to broaden the audience as opposed to the same fans watching it over. 

That being said, Our goal for the ‘Love Me Right are 

200,000 SHARES! - (come on if they can get 200k likes on insta in 2 hours we can do this! So, if you dont have an YT account, make one! Share the video on all your Social media)

How to share?:

Underneath the music video, there is a share button, 

Click it and use any of the sharing option you can to spread the Music video! ^^

6 MILLION VIEWS 24 hours! -(Note: Replaying the video doesn’t count as a new view. You must watch the video on Youtube’s site! Which mean not through Tumblr posts or Allkpop etc.)

For the views, I ask that all fans make sure to watch the video at least 10 times.

YT counts up to 300 of your views. Bee sure to clear your browsing history including cookies & Cache!

26 MILLION VIEWS IN 1 MONTH!

Also, We will be trending the hashtags #LoveMeRight & #LuckyToHaveEXO 

EXO Let’s work hard and support our boys just like they work hard for us! 

Please like & reblog this post and repost this message anywhere you can to spread the word! We ARE ONE! EXO-L LET’S LOVE!

  • Gets a decently good fight in the final arc (Rukia vs. As Nodt)
  • Gets a super-beautiful and powerful Bankai
  • Is finally acknowledged by Byakuya who she looks up to
  • Is happily married to the guy she grew up with and knew for 70+ years. 
  • Started a family with said guy and now have a super-cute daughter together.
  • Is one of the few female captains of the Gotei 13.

What the fuck is Deathberry talking about??? They seriously believe that because Rukia didn’t end up with Ichigo that Kubo hates her and that she achieved nothing in the story. Because Rukia didn’t get Strawberry Dick her so-called “fans” are ignoring her development and accomplishments.

Also, I’m pretty sure that for years, IRs gushed over how much ❤~Kubo-sensei loved his daughter Rukia~❤ I guess Rukia not being married to Ichigo means that Kubo despises her and her fans.

IRs really need to stop with their bullshit lies and quit being such bitter little craibabbies.

Thirty-six

Randi

My graduation was coming up in a matter of months, and honestly I couldn’t believe I had made it despite all the set backs. It was my greatest accomplishment so far and it felt even better because my parents, Cayden and my psychiatrist were all beyond proud. More than anything I was realising I was actually an adult, and making important life decisions. It also just made me realise how much time had passed with Cayden, a whole year and a half.

“We need to throw you a party then,” Cayden said. We were in the shower and water ran down his toned chest which made it hard to really pay attention to what he said.

“I don’t think I want all that,” I shook my head.

“What you want then?”

“I really just wanna be with my family and you. Maybe the girls and Cole, thats it.”

“I can make that happen,” he murmured, wrapping his arms around my waist. He bent down and kissed me.

“What else can you make happen,” I wrapped my arms around his neck and tilted my head, biting my lip. He chuckled.

“Ah shit, I can’t,” he said turning the water off. My eyebrows came together in confusion because Cay never refused sex, especially when I came on to him. “I’m meeting with your dad today, remember?”

“Right,” I groaned.

“Your dad don’t play when it comes to being on time,” he said.

“I know,” I nodded regretfully.

“When i get back,” he squeezed my butt then stepped out the shower.

“I may just get it done without you,” I mumbled.

“What?” He raised his brows. He hadn’t heard what I actually said.

“Nothing, pass me a towel?” I asked. He tossed a towel to me after wrapping one around his waist. We left the bathroom and I went to sit on the bed.

Cayden was spending an awful lot of time driving around town these days so I only saw him in the morning then at night. I assumed it was for work. I looked up at his bare body as he got dressed.

“How long you Gon be gone?”

“Just a few hours,” he smirked. I made a face.

“Y'all hanging out like that now, I don’t know if that’s good or bad,” I said. He laughed.

“He loves me so,“he shrugged.

"That’s the problem,” I complained, “what y'all doing anyway.”

“We going golfing to have some man talk,” he said.

“Ew golf okay I’m not jealous anymore,” I went back to moisturising  my body and he got the rest of his clothes on then came to kiss my head.

“You betta be naked when I get back home,” he murmured before leaving. I was left sitting on the bed more frustrated than ever.

As soon as Cay left Cole actually showed up. I smiled and hugged him tight because I hadn’t seen him in forever.

“Colebear. Where have you been? How come you don’t come see me anymore?”

“I been mad busy. But I’m here now.”

“Come in, we’ll order some food and I’ll call up the girls,” I said. He came in and we went to the living room.

“Should I have them get us drinks?” I suggested.

“Yes, I’m tryna get lit” he said. So I texted the girls the details in the group chat.

“So tell me what’s up with you before we get turnt. Last time we talked you were dealing with your family I think…” I started. He nodded.

“Shit yeah. I went to the family dinner my mom wanted me to go to,” he shrugged.

“You and your mom are better now but what about everyone else?” I asked.

“It was a bit awkward because nobody addressed the fall out we had. They acted nice like nothing ever happened. But my family always been like that, we don’t talk about stuff, we just move on.”

“Hmm I know what you mean. Well as long as they’ve accepted you right?” He nodded. I was glad things were looking better because although Cay always acted like he didn’t care what anybody thought, I knew his family’s past disapproval really got to him and even got in the way of past relationships.

“Anyways, how my nigga Cayden and the rest of the crew,” he asked.

“He good. The rest of them are act up as usual. They be in my damn house all hours. ” I shrugged. “They complain that you never come out anymore,” I said casually. I obviously knew the reason, he couldn’t be friends with Ty like he had thought he could be.

“Thirsty niggas,” he teased. I rolled my eyes at his avoidance. The door bell rang then, and I went to open it. It was the girls and they held bottles of alcohol.

“I can’t believe we day drinking,” I laughed, letting them in.

“You know what they say, its 5 o'clock some where,” China sang.

“I’ll get glasses then,” I gave in.

Our food eventually came and we put on some movies and lounged on the couches. We had already finished one bottle Malibu, which was mostly downed by the others. I quickly realised that I was gonna have to be the sober one so I had switched to pop. It was funny because usually I got drunk and Cole had to watch out for me. I didn’t mind though.

After two movies China was ready to go home because she had work.

“I’m her ride so I’m dipping too,” Jada said, coming to give me a hug.

“Y'all good to drive?” I asked.

“I’m good,” Jada said, “but he ain’t,” we looked over at Cole who was snoring on the couch.

“Ill just throw a blanket over him, I don’t wanna wake him up,” I said. I walked them to the door and we said goodbye, then they left. I cleaned up all the bottles and glasses then called Cay.

“Hey baby,” he said.

“Hi, where are you now?” I asked.

“I’m on my way home right now, but I gotta stop by work real quick,” he said.

“When are you gonna be home?” I asked.

“20 minutes tops,” he replied.

“Okay, bye.”

“Bye babe,” he said, then we hung up. I went upstairs and went on my computer for a little bit to wait for him. Just before that 20 minutes were up I stripped down to my bra and panties so that I could surprise him when he got home.

I could hear the door open and close downstairs when he got home. Then I heard his footsteps on the stairs. As he opened the door he said,

“Randi why is Cole sleeping on the couch-” then he saw what I was wearing and stopped, “damn.” He said, closing the door.

“Hi,” I giggled. He licked his lips and his hand went to his chin.

“Hey,” he said, making his way over to the bed. I crawled over to the edge and wrapped my arms around his torso.

“I been waiting, you better hurry up,” I said, hiking his shirt up from the back. He took it off for me and came on to the bed. He brought his face to mine and kissed me.

“Tell me you want it,” he said in my ear.

“I want it,” I said quickly, gripping at his shoulders. He kissed down my neck and to my chest. He trailed all the way down my stomach and to my coochie. He grabbed my underwear and pulled them off revealing me to the air.

“Oh god” I murmured.

Cayden

I put two fingers just inside her to see what it was looking like.

“Damn mama, you already wet,” I said

“I been thinking about you all day,” she said.

“What was you thinking babe,” I bit my lip. It drove me crazy when Randi said anything sexual. I teased her by taking my hand away. She moaned and said please “tell me what you were thinking,”

She grabbed me and pulled me up so I was right on top of her.

“I was thinking about you inside of me,” she breathed in my ear. She yanked my shorts and boxers down and gripped me in her hands. “I been waiting all day, don’t play with me.”

“My bad,” I groaned. I grunted when she started moving her hands. Ran didn’t play when she wanted it and she didn’t like to be teased. My guy was on full alert now and she crawled on top of me. My hands were behind my head as she aligned herself with my manhood and sat herself down on it. She moaned the whole way down and I almost lost it right here.

“Ow, shit,” she cried. Her hands went to my chest and she started to rotate her hips. She went back and forth, and I watched her throw it back on me.

“Damn babe,” I dug my fingers in her thighs probably too hard but I was trying not to bust.

“Oh yeah,” she moaned, eyes closed. I could feel her tighten around me and her legs started to shake. “Oh shit, oh shit. Ah I can’t,” she was shaking too much to move on her own.

I moved my hands to her hips and started moving her up and down.

“Oh-my-god” she gasped as I hit her from underneath. I knew this allowed me to go deeper and her face told me I’d found the right spot.

After we were finished, I helped her get up and she groaned.

“You good?” I asked, pulling her onto my chest.

“I’m just sore,” she kissed my neck. I massaged her back. We laid there for a while in silence.

“So why is Cole sleeping downstairs? We have several rooms.”

“He was drunk, I didn’t wanna wake him and I can’t lift him. He’s been going though it though Cay, I feel bad.”

“What’s up?” I asked.

“You know his mom just accepted him? And even then the relationship is kinda rocky because the rest of his family don’t address who he is,” she sighed. “You should take him out.”

“Ya sure babe. That’s shitty,” I said feeling bad for him. Cole was a good guy and I liked him, but even more I knew Randi loved him. Their friendship was funny to me because they were an unlikely pair. I can’t lie though, I got jealous once in a while.

“Thank god my parents have put up with everything I put them through…if they ever isolated me like that… "she murmured.

"Hey,” I grabbed her chin, “none of that was your fault,” I said immediately. She nodded and touched my hand. “And i know your parents are good people. They’d never do that.”

“Yeah, I know baby. I just feel guilty  sometimes, I’m not worth everything I put then through” she said. I looked down at her because I just realized how far she had come from the girl I first fell for. I trailed my fingers across her bare legs which now had faint scars, way better than they were a year ago. I still remembered the first time she showed me her legs. She was in tears and I just wanted to do anything to make her feel better. I wondered what would have happened if I had let her run out of my room that night.

“I don’t wanna hear none of that shit Ran. You know good and well nobody blames you. I don’t know why you even think like that,” I said, a little angry. She picked up on it and put her hand on my chest.

“Okay, you’re right Cay” she nodded. I sighed. “Why are you angry babe?”

“Because if you thinking shit like that it means I’m not doing my job right. You should realize how…important you are. Do you not know you’re the best thing that ever happened to me? Because if you don’t by now, I might as well leave and-”

“I know it, I do Cay. I’m just a little crazy sometimes, you know that. I didn’t mean anything by that…it just came out. You are a perfect boyfriend okay?” She said apologetic. I nodded and went back to running her back. My worst fear was her regular crazy turning into mental break crazy. That’s why I didn’t even like her entertaining those thoughts.

We laid there for a long time after in our own thoughts.

“What are you thinking?” I asked, nosy.

“I’m thinking about what I’m gonna do when I graduate,” she said.

“That’s easy, be with me,” I teased. She laughed.

“That’s a given. I meant things im not sure about,” she explained. I immediately smirked.

“So you sure about me huh?” I said cocky. I already knew she was not going to address that but she went red which was the only answer I needed. I started to consider what she had said though about after she graduated. I would never tell Randi her life, I knew better than that, but I already knew what I’d want. Id want her to stay at home…and start a family. But I knew she wasn’t ready for all that yet, and I could wait.

“What time is it?” She asked. I checked the clock.

“10pm” I said. She nodded then started to get up.

“Where you going?” I asked as she got my boxers on and a T shirt.

“I’m gonna check on Cole. I think imma wake him up, just to come sleep in a room. He shouldn’t have to sleep on the couch, that’s rude,” she insisted.

My girl was the most caring person i knew. Once she considered you her friend, she was down for it all. She didn’t judge nobody and always wanted to give people chance after chance. Sometimes it came to bit her in the ass. We bonded over situations that changed both of us forever, and that was why we understood each other. She made me not want to let the misfortunes make me bitter about life. When I was with her things looked good, the future looked good.  Even though she was just downstairs, thinking about her had me missing her. I was beyond whipped.

Had a great conversation with a woman in the hairdresser who has worked for IBM and other huge companies, she’s in her fifties now and very successful and she spoke to me about how, despite her success, she has faced so much misogyny. Men assume she can’t do her job, they don’t want to work with her because they don’t think a woman has what it takes to be successful in business.

She said she has to work so much harder for less accolades. She also spoke about being a woman in business now in her fifties and how people assume she is past it. The same age on men is seen as experience, but on her it’s seen as a sign that she doesn’t have what it takes.

She also mentors young women and tries to hire and help young women.

I love meeting strong women who have made accomplishments in life but talk about how tough it was and are direct about misogyny.

Gem Fusions

So I’ve been watching Steven Universe and I’ve also been reading up on a lot of theories from around Tumblr and the like and I’ve come to realize a very important factor about gem fusion:
It’s not set on stone.

Aside from corny rock puns what I think or believe gem fusion is, is, obviously, the union of two gems, HOWEVER, I think that the logic behind gem fusion and how to accomplish said fusion varies from gem to gem. In other words: freaking. different. types. of fusions.

Garnet

Originally posted by artemispanthar


I think this is the type of fusion that everyone thinks of when they hear the word gem fusion. As we all know Garnet sees fusion as something precious, something important to her that can’t and shouldn’t ever be taken away from her. She sees fusion as love, which we all know is, and I’m quoting Garnet here: “is an experience”.


Opal/Sugilite/Sardoynx/Alexandrite

This fusions represent something else to the crystal gems. They are an union of each of them but they symbolize something different to them in my opinion. The fusion of these gems embody their friendship, which by the way is the title of the ending episode for the week of Sardonyx. A Gem Fusion between these gems is highly unlikely to be romantic although it can be a type or form of love.

The reason why I believe these are a different type of Fusion is because if Fusion WAS only a type of fusion for love like Garnet, she wouldn’t probably fuse with other gems since she turned down Jamie before because she already was in a “relationship”.


Gem Cluster

 Probably the saddest fusion, this fusion is an exception to all the rest in the way that others were consensual yet this fusion was forced to be. In fact I think this fusion might represent something way darker to the series… which will be explained later on.

Malachite

 And for the big finale and the ending closing brooch here’s Malachite, a rather toxic gem fusion (Malachite becomes toxic with water, clever Rebecca very clever). To Jasper gem fusion is nothing but a way for gems to become stronger while to Lapis it’s most likely a way to constrain Jasper. If you notice both of these do not relate to any type of love whatsoever yet they were able to fuse with a simple dance which leads to the summary of this entire text post.

Gem Fusion symbolizes relationships.
Whether it’s a romantic relationship or a Friend Ship or in Jasper’s case what she thought would be a symbiotic relationship. However allow me to warn about possible triggers but if all of the gems fusion represent relationships the Gem Cluster might actually be some sort metaphor for possibly sexual harassment or the like. I don’t dare say rape but it might not be totally discarded which is why I think garnet was so shocked at the cluster. It’s clear that Garnet understands Fusion better than anyone and I think she knows exactly what each fusion represents and each is a different experience, some good and some bad.

The end.

Mise-en-scène

This is an important storytelling technique that is 100% visual. We all know that the Arrow crew loves their symbolism and visual clues. 

Here’s a definition from wikipedia: Mise-en-scène refers to everything that appears before the camera and its arrangement—composition, sets, props, actors, costumes, and lighting.

Here’s a shot from tonight’s episode (3x18) that showcases beautifully what mise-en-scéne can accomplish:

(gif belongs to stevenrogered​)

What’s the focal point in this shot? Note: it’s actually NOT Oliver & Felicity. It’s the Arrow suit. They lit it perfectly so that your eyes are immediately drawn to it. They also placed the actors perfectly in front of it so that when they pull away, it separates them … splits them down the middle. This composition is so beautifully done because not only is it physically separating them here, but we also know that it’s what separates them in reality. It’s what pulls them apart. 

I believe Marc once said (and the fandom has said multiple times) that the love triangle that really exists is Felicity, Oliver, & The Arrow. Well here they present that to us visually. They even create a triangle, each of them acting as their own point. 

So I see you Director & DP, beautifully crafting your mise-en-scène and breaking my heart in the process.