amazing primer

To the Check Please fandom: I love you, but you guys are missing out on something that I think you’ll love. 

It’s called You Could Make a Life 

The latest Check Please update currently has over 12,000 notes on tumblr and the ycmal chapter with the most likes and comments has less than 1000. Based on how great ycmal is, I can only assume that you guys are unaware of its existence or these numbers would be more similar. 

It’s superficially similar to Check Please in that every story is about a gay, male, hockey player and his life on and off the rink. 

Keep reading for my pitch or just go straight here and treat yourself to some fantastic writing 


Ycmal is a series of stories that exist in the same universe but can each be read independently. There are nine (NINE!) complete stories ranging from less than 4000 words to 158,966 words (trust me, when you read this long one, you’ll be grateful for the length). 

In addition, there are so so many short snippets about the characters. Think Ngozi’s extras but this is where the author’s incredible generosity comes in. Most of these stories are based on direct requests from readers and they range from “everybody’s cats!” to bodyguard AUs. If you’re still not convinced then read on. 

To borrow some quotes from that amazing Check Please primer that went around for a long time:

What’s that you like zany casts? 

Dan Riley: The gateway drug and a true romantic 

Marc Lapointe: Shitty’s social justice in an almost Bitty-sized body but with more pretentiousness, and he’s French! (Canadian)

Ulf Larsson: Swedish sex god who makes bad decisions 

“Vinny” Vincent: His teammates call him Bambi and he’s a goalie

Anton Petrov: Angry bub defence man

David Chapman: Seriously his character development is the most amazing thing. You will LOVE him

Jake Lourdes: We voted on what we thought of him and half of the suggestions were some variant of “golden retriever”

This isn’t anywhere nearly all of the characters. I haven’t even touched on the supporting characters and they’re all delightful

Are main character guy and pupil guy going to kiss? (No, nobody stylistically differs by having pupils but they all have pupils so it still fits)

There is pretty much always kissing ;)

How do I read every [ycmal story] ever? 

Good question, we’ve got you covered. 

This is the author’s Archive of Our Own page, which has all the official plotted stories

This is the author’s tumblr, which has all of the extras and also where you should go when you need to yell at someone once you’re crying

OKAY YOU GOT ME (hopefully). Here are a few hours of my life. What do I need to do to get into this rad universe?

Good question, we’ve got you covered. Again, we voted. 

The number one recommendation as long as you’re up for paying for a novel right now is purchasing You Could Make a Life here. This is the namesake of the whole universe, the epic love story of Dan and Marc and a book that I have read approximately six separate times not including the times I’ve read sections. 

The number two recommendation depends on what you’re feeling right now. 

- between the teeth is my personal favourite. It is absolutely incredible in terms of plot and character development, and it has a lot of my favourite characters. (Hold your breath for Kiro people, then you can use the breath you saved to laugh your ass off) This is the long one though so maybe the next suggestion?

- Vinny gets a life would be an amazing first entrance to this universe. Vinny is a super fun narrator and the story and central relationship are both compelling

- In taking it apart has the tagline “He made his bed and then he fucked a teenager in it.” This one earns an Explicit rating on ao3 more than any of the others

- No expectation of returns is the ultimate friends to lovers so if that’s your jam, start here first

Just please don’t start with throw up your fists, throw out your wits because that one can be emotionally tough to get through. 


You guys, Check Please is an incredible and unique work of art but everyone I know that loves ycmal loves Check Please so I think they cater to similar tastes. Give these stories some love and improve your lives. 

Culture Shock: Everything You Need To Know About ‘Battlestar Galactica’

In 2004, Sci-Fi’s reboot of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ became a cult hit by combining action-packed sci-fi with insightful social commentary. Whether you’re a fan of the show or you’ve never seen an episode, here’s what you need to know about the groundbreaking television series.

The robotic Cylons want to exterminate humanity because they hate George W. Bush: Battlestar Galactica aired during the Bush administration’s war on terror, and included clever political allegories like having the Cylons really dislike George W. Bush. Throughout the series, Cylon centurions scream anti-Bush messages like “Bush lost the popular vote!” and “Buck fush!” whenever they attack human colonists.

Galactica is trying to find Earth so they can see a giraffe: At the start of the series, most of the Galactica’s crew doesn’t even believe that giraffes exist. The ancient legends of a very tall animal that is fun to look at are dismissed as mere myth. Before beginning the quest for giraffes, Commander Adama has to rally humanity with his inspirational “A Cow Is Not The Tallest Creature There Is” speech.

Humans can have sex with robots, but your junk is going to get a little pinched: The Cylons created humanoid robots to infiltrate mankind, and these replicas are so convincing that the only way to tell them apart from real humans is that robot genitals nip a bit. Sex with robots still feels pretty good, but you’re going to end up with a welt or two down there by the time you orgasm.

Kara “Starbuck” Thrace is an ace fighter pilot but is terrified she’s going to have to pay for all the gas she’s using: Starbuck became a fan-favorite character with her badass attitude and elite fighting skills, but displayed a softer side with her fears that someone was going to send her a bill for all the spaceship fuel. Before entering dogfights, Starbuck would always radio Galactica and ask, “Is the gas still free?” just to double check. Being afraid of getting a whopping jet-fuel bill was a trait that brought real depth and complexity to Starbuck’s character.

The show took a religious turn by having Jesus join the main cast in the final season: In the season-four episode “Fortunate Son,” Galactica encounters Jesus flying through space and invites him aboard for dinner. Commander Adama and Jesus get along so well that Christ asks to join the ship’s crew, and he puts his miraculous powers of healing to good use as chief medical officer. Fans are still divided whether it was a smart decision to explicitly show that Christ is real and has magic powers in an otherwise grounded show, but there’s no denying that Jesus is one of the most memorable sci-fi characters of all time.

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• 𝐅𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐈𝐑𝐋 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐆𝐄
        ↳ movies ( 1/5 ) — Flipped
❝ Some of us are dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss. But every once in a while you find someone who is iridescent and when you do… nothing will ever compare ❞.

I’m going to start making lists of the things I find myself oft repeating to customers (especially now that I work at a beauty supply store, the name of which I’m not allowed to say).

Hair colors:

  • you cannot lighten your hair several shades without bleaching it. It just won’t happen. You want to go blonde but you don’t want to bleach your hair? sorry, it’s not going to happen. “but what if I just put this semi-permanent hair dye on top of my very dark brown?” your hair might be a little bit shiny? but I mean you’re not gonna get the advertised vivid color.
  • There are four kinds of hair dye: temporary, semi-permanent, demi-permanent, and permanent. The first one is obvious, it washes out with one or two shampoos. Semi permanent dye will also wash out, but it will take maybe a month, and it’ll more likely just go kind of pastel. Demi-permanent is the same, but it fades out instead of washing out. Permanent color might fade in the sun or if you go swimming a lot, but other than that it is not going to go anywhere.
  • Do not under any circumstances buy your hair dye at a drug store. Please go to Sally’s. 
  • There’s a semi-permanent brand called Ice Cream (I think?). I have never heard a single good thing about them.
  • Manic Panic is a good semi-permanent hair dye to get yourself started, as it’s often sold in places such as Hot Topic or Trivium. HOWEVER, MP fades very quickly, especially with their more red or pink dyes. If you’re looking for a red dye that will stick very well, try the One ‘n’ Only Argon Oil brand.
  • Argon oil has a natural red pigment. If you want to be blonde or ashy or grey (etc.) do not buy any product that includes argon oil (including shampoos or hair masks!)

Makeup:

  • please don’t buy your makeup from Sally’s. Their stuff is usually terrible, ie. they have like maybe four shades of foundation and they’re all varying shades of white
  • NYX matte cream lip colors are absolutely fantastic. You can find them at shoppers drug mart. These things go on smoothly, dry matte, and don’t feel like they’re heavy at all. Above all else: super bold color! My fave is called ‘vintage’.
  • Despite NYX having fantastic lip products, their mascara is shit. I bought one that was kind of a clear gooey fluid with tiny black flecks in it?? like guys pull your shit together.
  • GOSH BB creams are super nice and light, great for when u need a little bit of coverage to last you in a casual setting, and they’re a bit cheaper than your usual Sephora fare. 
  • on that note, GOSH also has an amazing eye primer that looks kind of like a white crayon? Goes on white, and holds any color you put on it with an amazing vibrancy. 
  • Check out BH cosmetics for some cheap eye shadow palettes that have a wide variety of color! I’ve got their galaxy palette (which is just as great as it sounds) but I also have a 99 color palette. Coupled with the GOSH eye primer everything is beautiful. (b/c these are ‘cheaper’ brands, without an eye primer the colors don’t show up as well.)
  • Don’t laugh but Forever 21 has a really great cream contour palette. Keep in mind though I’m super white, so if you have a darker skin tone this cream palette doesn’t go darker than, like, “orange” tan.
  • Ipsy bags and other monthly makeup kits of $20-$25 are actually surprisingly worth it. Ipsy, for example, customizes your kit a bit more to your skin tone/hair color/eye color/skin type. A good way to learn new brands and try new products. 
  • If you are going to be in front of a camera, do not under any circumstances use shimmer. I’m talking shimmer powders, shimmer highlighters, even if your primer advertises ‘glow’ or if your foundation is ‘luminous’. Any kind of shimmer will catch the light and reflect it strongly into the lens. 
  • Same goes for SPF.  If your foundation/BB cream/anything really has a bit of sunscreen/SPF, that will also catch the light and reflect strongly into the camera. 
  • If you are self-conscious about your wrinkles, avoid shimmer products. They will highlight your skin and cause a large contrast with your creases.
  • If you want to make your lips look larger, use shimmers, glosses, and/or light colors. paler colors will make any space look larger, whereas dark colors (like NYX’s Vintage, for example, or bold reds) will make your lips a little bit smaller.
  • those wedge sponges you can get for like $3 a bag are actually really really good for your foundations. Esp if you’re doing makeup for multiple people. I actually find sponges apply liquid and cream foundations/contours/highlighters a lot better than brushes, as they’re a lot less streaky. 
  • Don’t go overboard with your setting powder if you’re going to be on camera/on stage, as heavy application of your setting powder will also come out as pure white in photos.
  • Use rubbing alcohol to clean your makeup brushes. It evaporates faster than water, is less likely to mess with the glue holding your brushes together, and sanitizes everything it touches. 

off the top of my head this is all I can think of tonight but expect there to be more in the future, as I continue to try to explain to people why they can’t just throw color on their hair and expect it to be Just Fine. 

(also if anyone has any questions or suggestions go ahead and send them!!)

Saturday:
• drove 2 hours each way for my niece’s 3rd birthday
• also soaked up plenty of baby snuggles with her brother / my new nephew
• vaguely clucky during all the snuggles but I think I’m just clicking over the right hormones right now + the baby smell and snuggles; but really, I’m so done (not going back there again)
• really loving remembering how much I love red lipstick; have been playing around with an amazing eye primer which seems to keep it in place more than anything else I’ve tried
• diving head first into a bunch of things, in situations that leave me exposed to be judged, and trying not to care about it
• listened to over half of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on our driving today, F seems to be enjoying it
• online grocery shopping has been going well - I’ve been using it regularly the past few weeks, and will likely continue with it for now
• I thought I had something to else to mention but whatever it is keeps slipping my mind

How to Choose a Face Primer

Face primers are fantastic, and even though I donโ€™t wear one every time I do my makeup , if I need my makeup to look last and look flawless all day Iโ€™ll use one. Donโ€™t be fooled into thinking they are just another product to buy so brands can get more money, they are much more than that.

In short, primers are amazing products that you apply after youโ€™ve cleansed and moisturised your skin, but before you apply any coverage products like foundation or concealer. Majority of primers are designed to help make your makeup last a lot longer and smooth over the surface of the skin so your makeup applies evenly.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm pretty new to Peterick, but I already ship it really hard, can you help me get started??

ooh ooh yes totally! like a starter kit?? got it. also thanks for coming to me for this, i’m honored :)

kay first off let’s start with this amazing primer, which is a tad dated (it’s from eight years ago…) but idk a lot’s happened since then but nothing peterick-y. patrick lost some weight, pete got married and had a kid and then got divorced and matured a lot and had a second kid, patrick got married afterwards and had a kid recently - idk, i don’t know how much you know about fob in general. i’ll keep this peterick, okay? and besides, i tend to ship 2007 peterick harder than current peterick because it actually could’ve been canon at any point, but now there’s like zero chance. idk if other people do this but i do lol.

and then you an always google search ‘peterick’, that works too, for lots of stuff.

if you’re interested in fic, here are some ones you, like, have to read. they’re like essential: bewentzed, patricksitting, with the moon in his arms, and a little infamy. once you finish those, if you do, my reclist has a bunch more. note: all these fics are explicit. there is gay butt sex. us shippers are nasty. you gotta learn to love us.

some v good blogs on here are: wentzcest, irlpeterick, shotgunstump, centurese, gothicstump, fueledbypeterick. raid all their peterick tags, bc they’re gr8. 

idk, maybe you can take it from there?? sorry this is shitty, i’m in a hurry tbh

This is my first post and i dedícate this pic to one of my favorite artist lulu-999, visit Her blog she is very talent and Her draws are amazing.

Este es el primer post que hago y me gustaría dedicar esta imagen a lulu-999, visiten su blog ella es muy talentosa y sus dibujos son asombrosos.

Desing by: lulu-999
9.1 spoilers (Doctor Who)

Okay so missy had some redeeming qualities through the last half of the episode but she still BRUTALLY MURDERED TWO SECURITY GAURDS IN JUST THIS ONE EPISODE so I don’t understand people who are “awe yes go missy” and I certainly don’t want her to be the new companion. I didn’t want her to be when she was the Master with ten either. I just can’t see the Doctor being companions with someone who (regardless of trauma and being the last of the Time Lords) is a cold blooded, terrifying , ruthless power hungry killer. So yeah, basically, bomb as fuck. Super dark. Amazing primer, but still hate the fuck out of Missy.

sociallyawkwardcatlady  asked:

so i'm looking for a new primer and i was wondering which would be best for a matte pore less look. i have oily skin and the primer i currently use doesn't mesh well will my foundation. the primer is laura mercier oil free and i use urban decay's naked liquid foundation.

Try primers like

  • Benefit Porefessional $31
  • Hourglass Mineral Viel $72 (ouch, I know but it’s an amazing primer!)
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Primer $6
  • NYX Angel Viel $16

All these products are mattifying and prolong the wear of makeup but are more on the silky side to glide over the skin and smooth out the surface to look more flawless and poreless! :)

honey-mami  asked:

how exactly do you keep your face from getting oily after applying your make up for about say like 3 hours or etc ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Use a mattifying primer and a mattifying foundation. The MUFE matte primer is amazing and the l'oreal infallible foundation is awesome for oily skin. Then I would set it with either a translucent powder or a setting spray. My favorite is the urban decay setting spray. There are three different ones and I like the ‘all nighter’ and the oil control one.