and a bunch of other dudes

Also, I’ve decided that the next time someone tells me how lucky I am that my husband picked me (as in, not lucky that we have each other, but lucky he settled for me), I’m going to casually remind them that when we met, he was unemployed, hanging out in abandoned warehouses, taking the date rape drug for funsies with a bunch of other dudes.  Like, he was not the only one taking a leap of faith when he fell in love.

I know that we have our troubles and our struggles, but that’s because we’re both human beings, with flaws and baggage.  And part of the reason we struggle the way we do is that we’re both always trying to do better and evolve as people.  The growing pains, the shifting and changing and getting reacquainted and learning how to love these new versions of each other, I believe that’s part of what makes our relationship work for us.  

Last night, after a stupid missed connection over a bath, and finding out he’d booked the wrong place for the kids’ birthday (after having caused us to miss out on our first 2 choices), he laid down next to me and told me he was feeling suddenly overcome with anxiety.  Being able to pinpoint that anxiety, to say it when it came, instead of acting on it, and complicating things more, is a huge deal for him.  And so, I had to change my response.  It wasn’t necessarily easy for either of us, and it looks and feels like turmoil sometimes.  

At the end of the day, I’d rather be with someone who is consistently growing, and who values striving to do better, and I know he feels the same way about me.  Neither of us was a particular “catch” at our respective 19 & 21 years of age.  But we loved each other, and we believed in each other, and we’ve fought both with each other and for each other, and that’s how we’ve been able to make it work for the last 14 years.  I didn’t just get lucky, we made our own luck.

anonymous asked:

high key can u give me a rundown of ur fav wacky wwii shenanigans

Okay friends today we are gonna learn about the GHOST ARMY, which, disappointingly, was not actually an army made of ghosts

pictured: the unit patch for the Ghost Army, which is DOPE AS FUCK



see one of the things that made WWII so fucking nuts was the totally bizarre level of technology. Like wow we invented the first real computer and radar but also if you wanted to see how many troops were hanging out somewhere you had to send a dude to fly over and take pictures manually??? this left A LOT of room for shenanigans


so the normal method of dealing with aerial surveillance was to cover shit with camouflage netting. Say you’ve got an nice air base that you really don’t want any bombs dropped on- you literally just cover that with a ludicrous amount of netting and some fake trees and BAM now it looks like just an empty field from the air

there’s a building under that weird lump


that’s cool! That’s really cool! But not cool enough


At some point somebody sat down and went “hey wait. What if…what if instead of disguising buildings and units as fields, we disguise fields as units”


holy fucking shit!!!


the British had used a bunch of fake tanks and like, boxes of provisions stacked up in tank shape and then covered with a tarp in 1942 during Operation Bertram and it worked really well, but they didn’t have a special unit devoted to just clowning on the Germans like that.


so the US military decides they do want a designated clowning unit and goes out and recruits a bunch of fucking nerds from all the art schools and makes them into the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops aka THE GHOST ARMY, WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU USE ANY OTHER NAME LIKE SERIOUSLY


the ghost army’s job was basically to go in, sidle up to a real unit, and then basically set up a fake version of that unit while the actual unit sneaked away to go dunk on Nazis where the Nazis weren’t expecting them


okay time to get into the really cool part of this story, which is HOW the ghost army faked being a real unit:


step 1: INFLATABLE TANKS AND AIRCRAFT OH MY GOD

that’s a big ol balloon!!!


the ghost army had a stockpile of inflatable tanks, aircraft, artillery, cars, whatever, that they would set up and then poorly cover with camouflage netting so from the air it looked like someone had just done a real shit job of hiding actual materiel. They even had dummy soldiers that they would set up to make the scene look populated, since the ghost army itself was about 1,000 dudes regularly imitating units of 30,000 men


what’s really cool is that visual deception was more than just the inflatable stuff itself. If the ghost army plopped down a balloon tank, they then also had to go out with shovels and rakes and shit to make a fake track that a real tank would have left, because it turns out tanks are really hard on your landscaping


step 2: “spoof radio”


the last couple of days before the real unit moved out, the radio operators of the ghost army would move in. see, radio transmissions were done in Morse code, and it turns out every radio operator has a slightly different “fist” when typing Morse. A “fist” is basically typing style- some people would take longer to type out certain letters or would have pauses between groups or anything like. Anybody listening to the radio transmissions who was skilled enough could tell different radio operators apart from just their fist


anyway the ghost army operators would move in and basically listen to all the real unit’s radio transmissions until they had learned the real operators’ fists. Then they would take over radio traffic, imitating that fist so it seemed like the real operator had never left. I forgot to make this section funny because I was too caught up in how rad it is SORRY


step 3: making a lot of noise


the ghost army had special trucks fitted with huge fuck off speakers and a whole library of stock sound effects. Once the real unit left and the fake unit inflated, the sound trucks would come in, select a combination of sound effects that matched the unit they were impersonating, and then played everyone in the 15 mile radius of the speakers their fire mix tape


step 4: fuckin partying!!!


see the thing about impersonating your own units is that other allied units would know about it and might talk about it where enemy collaborators could hear. So the ghost army had to fool the Germans but they also had to fool their own army. Every time they impersonated a new unit, the ghost soldiers would paint that unit’s insignia on all the fake materiel, make fake signs with the unit’s name and colors, and sew the unit’s patches on their own uniforms


once they were dressed up as soldiers from the impersonated unit, the ghost army dudes would go into town and mingle with other soldiers from actual fighting units nearby and hang out in bars while loudly saying things like “YES HELLO I AM DEFINITELY A REAL SOLDIER FROM THE WHATEVER DIVISION, ABSOLUTELY FOR REAL STATIONED ON THAT HILL OVER THERE”




so anyway this bunch of weedy American art nerds staged 20+ battlefield deceptions between 1944 and the end of the war, sometimes fooling that Germans so successfully that they actually got shelled


I'mma leave you with this quote from the book “The Ghost Army of World War II” by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles, because it’s a quote from an actual member of the Ghost Army and that alone makes it funnier than anything I could ever write:

On another occasion, two Frenchmen on bicycles somehow got through the security perimeter. Shilstone managed to halt them, but not before they had seen more than they should. “What they thought they saw was four GIs picking up a forty-ton Sherman tank and turning it around. They looked at me, and they were looking for answers, and I finally said ‘The Americans are very strong.‘”

you know how everyone has that hc of andrew scaring his future teammates who get confused when they see him being soft with neil? like, i get that bc of andrews reputation but. neil’s fucking scary. dude has a bunch of fucked up scars all over his arms, chest, and face. prolly never smiles unless it’s to intimidate the opponent or when he’s destroying some reporter who stepped over the line. everyone knows his dad was part of the mob. my point is: neil’s teammates being scared of him until they see him smile and laugh and be soft when other foxes go to his games. even better: andrew going to watch a game one day and neil kissing his cheek before it starts. going back into the field with the goofiest smile. completely befuddling everyone on the field

anonymous asked:

We know Lance is super smart, but... Headcanon that sometimes in everyday situations (or what counts for everyday situations when you're fighting a space war) he just loses all common sense and says and does dumb things. It happens so much and it's so funny that the team starts calling these times Lance Moments. Even when someone else does a dumb thing, it is called having a Lance Moment.

dude sorry this was one of those asks i’ve been sitting on bc i just. love to think of not only lance moments. but a whole array of paladin moments.

  • lance moment: when you get too overconfident and embarrass yourself
    • origin: “wow that’s like 1000 plus 10″, and other greatest hits
    • example:
      shiro: hey guys be careful there’s a bunch of debris up ahead
      keith: whatever i can handle it [promptly crashes into space garbage]
      pidge: LMAOOO KEITH LANCED UP
  • keith moment: when you forget all social etiquette
    • origin: just when the other kids had finally acclimated him to Teenage Interactions, he tried to fistbump a diplomat and it was interpreted as an attack
    • example:
      alien host: and here is our most sacred animal
      pidge: eww
      lance: [slapping a hand over her mouth] what keith here meant to say was,
    • pidge almost has more keith moments than keith. but keith’s are always more disastrous so he holds the title.
  • pidge moment: when you completely forget that there’s something else you’re supposed to be doing
    • origin: pidge was supposed to be developing a virus or something so everyone left her alone but after a full day somebody checked on her and it turns out she got distracted and had actually been programming a game on her computer
    • example:
      coran: oh, hunk! did you finish recalibrating the teludav?
      hunk: [surrounded by books on taujeerian biology] did i what
      pidge: AHA!! IT WASN’T ME THIS TIME!!
  • hunk moment: when you get overemotional at inopportune times
    • origin: everyone pulled off an incredible maneuver in the middle of a battle and hunk started tearing up and talking about how much he loves everyone and “hunk, i love you too buddy, but maybe save this for later”
    • example:
      shiro: …and you’re such a smart and talented young lady and i’m so proud of everything you’ve accomplished–
      pidge: ok ok i know hunk thank you but i really need to be hacking into this server right now
  • shiro moment: when you accidentally let something really morbid slip out
    • origin: after two sleepless nights, allura asked shiro if there was anything he needed and he replied in a monotone “the sweet embrace of death”
    • example:
      coran: it’s a fascinating creature honestly! once it has completed growing, it only has ten quintants before its body begins destroying itself.
      lance: goals
      keith: …are you ok? that was a very shiro thing to say.

bonus:

  • allura moment: when you surprise everyone with a previously unknown kickass ability
    • origin: the shapeshifting thing, and probably many others
    • example:
      pidge: [grabs a stick and knocks a bomb far into the distance]
      lance: what the heck
      pidge: what? matt and i used to play baseball all the time, i’m pretty good at it
      lance: god you’re such an allura
  • coran moment: when you pull a paladin moment, but play it off flawlessly
    • origin: anything he ever says. he’s making up half the nonsense that comes out of his mouth. nobody notices or calls him out on it.
    • example: there are none. coran is the only being known to pull off a coran moment.
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When You Work With Dudes: Break Room Edition

Why is the toaster oven in the trash still plugged in? Knives do not go *in* the table!

They’re good guys, they just do stuff that makes me go ???? why this ????

THINGS THAT SHOOK ME IN THE MY FIRST AND LAST MV

-that funky ass beat at the start
-dream kids on the floor looking like they’re spazzing out but actually dancing really well and Jisung slaying his solo dance 

-WAIT THEY’RE CRUSHING ON THEIR TEACHER 
-HAECHAN FALLING BACKWARDS OMG TELL ME HE DIDN’T ALMOST KILL HIMSELF DOING THAT DURING FILMING 
-“OH MAYBE MAYBE” FUCK ME UP YES HAECHAN 
-Jisung spacing out is that cutest damn thing

-CHOREO ON FLEEK (serving kinda that VIXX Error move)

-TELL ME HOW MANY TIMES RENJUN HAD TO RETAKE THIS SCENE CAUSE HE KEPT LAUGHING 

-the footwork is so adorable ogmgmogmogm
-all of them are shook, same tbh 
-“let’s talk about love, let me talk about love, yeah I’m talking ‘bout chu, yeah I’m talking ‘bout chu" 
-the moment they all realized that the cup was open for anyone to grab and they decided the smartest thing to do was run for it 
-okay no but what happened to the cup 
-tell me how many times renjun had to retake this scene cause he kept dropping the broom (?) 

-WHO LET CHENLE RIDE IN THE WHEELBARROW AND WHO LET MARK PUSH IT 

-look it’s haechan swimming in our tears

-look they’re throwing me out the window

-THE NARUTO RUNNING CHOREO YES 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

-LOOK AT THESE CUTIES THO (no but all of them look so attractive wowowow) 

-Tell me how many times renjun had to retake this scene because he couldn’t slide in the proper direction/almost hit his head on a table 

-not gonna lie, my heart jumped a little at Mark + human anatomy mannequin
-everyone is doing something but Mark and Jisung are just screwing around lmao
-DID THEY JUST DO THAT GRIND ON ME MOVE THO. HOW DID THEY GET THE STRENGTH TO KEEP DOING THAT (I mean they had to retake the video a bunch of times) 

-I’m really loving the amount of solos Jisung has
-WTF WAS THAT. OMG WOW SHOOK. THEY JUST DID THAT. WOWOWO. HOW TF OMG 

-it’s like woodwork but they do it with cardboard cause they’re still too young to be in a workshop lmao 

-THE RUNNING AND FREEZING IS SO ADORABLE I’M CRYING

-MARIO CART THO
-it would have been so shocking if that dude was one of the other NCT members omg 
-everyone’s so upset but Chenle’s still having the time of his life. “Who cares about her when I have this cardboard car hell yea”  or he’s just smiling thru the pain

-okay but this was cute overall omg kill me

My favorite experience on the internet was the time I saw a lesbian on a doctor who forum make a thread about her desire to see “a lesbian dalek.” There was this one dude who got SO ANGRY about it that she and a bunch of other users pulled up a bunch of references proving that Daleks have a concept of gender and use gendered language to identify one another, and how some Daleks (like the Cult of Skaro) are designed to understand and weaponize human emotion, and made this really compelling argument that a lesbian Dalek could exist without violating any of the show’s canon

And the dude just got like really upset and was finally like “HOW WOULD SHE KNOW WHICH OTHER DALEKS ARE WOMEN, THEY ALL WEAR IDENTICAL CASINGS” and this one poster who hadn’t said anything up to this point just said “you know other species besides daleks have women too” and he literally just responded with “AAAAAAAAARGH”

The best part though was that this dude clearly read every single thread on the board (and corrected everyone who said anything about anything), so this lady would occasionally mention her “lesbian Dalek OC” in passing and within a few hours he’d show up with an all-caps, multi-paragraph, misspelled, profanity-laden rant about how there can’t be a lesbian Dalek and how she should stop punishing him for “being a heterosexual”

i am so, so sick of seeing “support bi girls uwu” and “bi girls are cute and valid” plastered everywhere with ZERO (0) support for bi boys

so bi boys, if you spent your whole life thinking you were 100% straight but now want to explore being with other dudes, go for it.

if you thought you were gay and worry about being rejected by the LGBT community for trying out het relationships, there are a whole bunch of bi people like myself who will rally behind you.

if you’ve been taught by family members, conservative friends, or the media that kissing another guy, or having sex with another guy, or proposing to another guy is gross/wrong/sinful, fuck ‘em. there is nothing gross or wrong about men loving other men, period.

bi boys, whether you’ve known you’re bi all your life or are just now figuring it out – you are loved.

Concept: Whenever Shepard gets interviewed by Allers in ME3, imagine somewhere on some planet (or Earth) a bunch of alliance dude-bro soldiers at their camp out in the field far from anywhere with gear lying everywhere, all crowding around the one tiny vid display they have, telling each other to shut up so they can see the episode of Battlespace where Shepard is gonna be on again. And when she says something to praise the alliance they all start hooting and hollering like a bunch of sports fans, so in the end they only manged to hear half the interview due to their enthusiasm.

What I love most about a lot of my favorite bands is their origin stories.

Panic! At The Disco:

“I am a high schooler and I am literally just going to annoy Pete Wentz over the Internet until he notices me.” 

Cobra Starship:

“I’m in a successful punk rock band that everyone likes so I’m obviously going to just quit doing that, smoke a bunch of peyote with some Native Americans, and sing dance pop.” 

My Chemical Romance:

“I graduated art school and have finally landed my dream job at Cartoon Network, so I’m obviously going to just quit doing that and sing about vampires.”

Fall Out Boy: 

“A pretentious teen wearing socks with sandals just interrupted my conversation to tell me I got music trivia wrong. I am going to make my entire life about him singing with me.” 

Twenty One Pilots: 

“I was in a band but literally everyone quit except me. But oh hey one other dude just showed up, so this still counts as a band, right?” 

Plots of winter anime 2017:

KonoSuba 2:

Originally posted by nervousnutsandwich

Second season of sarcastic human trash-bag getting stuck in RPG-world while baby-sitting narcissistic, exhibitionistic (self-proclaimed?) water-goddess who attracts trouble in all kinds of forms, an eccentric pyromaniac with a one word catch-phrase and a noblewoman turned masochistic crusader.


Gintama.:

Originally posted by toushi

4th or possibly 8th season of silverhaired, dead-eyed samurai with sugar addiction who starts an odd-jobs and hires a pair of glasses and a Chinese red-head from outer space…


ACCA-13:

Originally posted by mangastream

Bread-loving and chain-smoking blonde is somehow involved in a political plot while also being stalked by his photographer best friend who loves chocolate and is most probably in love with him.


Dragon Maid:

Originally posted by mangastream

Laid back chick makes drunken promise and is visited by magical dragon/cute maid. They become soul-mates and adopt fluffy dragon who’s also an adorable, bug-eating little girl who tried to f*** her classmate once… There’s also this other dragon/demon with heterochromiadic eyes and gag boobs who sexually harasses a 9 year old boy… and another dragon/demon/butler turned otaku who moves in with a human otaku and they live happily ever after. The end.


All out!!!:

Originally posted by cutefujoshiyaoi

Tiny dude gets roped into playing rugby with a bunch of 35-year old-looking actually 16-18 year olds while befriending a huge, blond meek kid.


Youjo Senki:

Originally posted by gurikajis

Modern day asshole gets pushed in front of train by dude who hates him, has an argument with a religious entity, and is reborn as a magical girl in not-Europe during not-WW2.


Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu 2:

Originally posted by yuseols

Second season of story stand-up-comedy - while sitting and not always making you laugh!


Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga:

Originally posted by vongrell

Not really second season but more of a retelling of the last half of the first season but it’s still 15-year old child of satan trying to kill satan with the help of his megane younger twin brother who’s also his teacher/baby-sitter, their mutual love-interest who’s an air-head and loves flowers, those three guys from Kyoto and fox tamer/tiny eyebrows tsundere-girl.


Interview with Monster Girls:

Originally posted by melanchoribbon

Bulky dude who’s apparently a biology teacher conducts interviews with super-natural beings, who exists but are really rare, but still no one seems to give them a second glance.


Sengoku Choujuu Giga:

Originally posted by batokusanagi

Historical Japanese figures portrayed as various animals in stories based on most probably not historical facts.


Tales of Zesitira the x 2:

Originally posted by fabelyn

Second season of visually interesting but otherwise boring anime about dude and his life partner going out to fight the evil of the world which is conveniently manifested in the form of dragons, dementors and bronze-colored smoke. They’re helped by a sassy kid with an umbrella, exposition fire-lady, pacifistic princess in tiny shorts and red head with more personality than everyone combined.


3-gatsu no lion:

Originally posted by jyoshikausei

17-year-old professional shogi player and his wacky adventures feat. emotionally supportive infant, shogi-players, the best teacher ever and a mean evil stepsister.


Gundam IBO 2:

Originally posted by jokers52re

Second season of characters dying and ships sinking.


Little witch academia:

Originally posted by velo

Trouble-making muggle girl with no chill and a celebrity crush enrolls in school for witches where she befriends a Twilight-fan and mushroom addict.

seagull hell; she just wants 2 nap on the burning sand

//uh sorta response to a prompt/request from the other day! of jasper n amethyst napping together but became ‘fckn curse yr sleeping sister w potato chips’  

Top 20 Sterek Fics 2016

Just like last year, we have decided to put together a list of fics that we read this year that we really enjoyed! So many great ones were posted but these are our personal favorites. 

Here’s last years list if you want to check it out - (x)

Have an amazing 2017 guys!

K’s:

Windows by dr_girlfriend (28/28 | 83,006 | NC17)

Derek has a new neighbor who won’t stop looking.

Excerpt:

“You’re blind,” Derek said flatly, the anger draining from him so suddenly he felt almost woozy. His vision cleared, his claws sliding back into blunt fingernails.

“Thanks for the memo, genius,” the kid said acidly. “I can still fucking defend myself, so don’t take another damn step.”

“Fuck, I…I’m sorry,” Derek stuttered.

“What?!” The kid’s brow crinkled. “I mean — what?! You’re fucking sorry!?” His lips thinned into a harsh line. “What, is this some kinda Hallmark movie where you’re discovering the error of your ways because you don’t want to rob a blind person?! That’s fucking condescending, man. I’ll have you know that —”

“Just, wait.” Derek interrupted what was apparently the start of a convincing argument as to why he should rob the kid after all, feeling his head start to spin. “This is — it’s a misunderstanding. I’m — I’m not robbing you. You’re — you’re safe, okay? I’m taking three steps back. Just — just let me explain.”

“Explain why you came busting into my apartment? Yeah, go right ahead, man, I can’t wait to hear this epic tale.”

Capes are Cool (but they don’t make a hero) by chantelle82 (3/3 | 7,068 | PG13)

The story of how Stiles and Derek fall in love and became heroes - to each other

Numbers by standinginanicedress (1/1 | 11,150 | PG13)

“I’m magic,” Stiles raises his hands in the air and puts on a serious facial expression. “I have the sixth sense.”

“The sixth sense, huh? Is that what they’re calling bullshit these days?”

Stiles’ lips purse down hard, but he still smirks. Derek wonders if there’s any single facial expression that Stiles can make that isn’t in some way at least slightly amused, whether at himself or the expense of others. “Non-believers aren’t welcome at my table, Derek.”

It’s Too Early For This by thepsychicclam (1/1 | 4,966 | PG13)

Derek loves his job at the coffee shop, especially because Stiles comes in for coffee before early Saturday morning lacrosse practices. The problem is that Derek is too shy to do anything about his crush, and the situation is not helped by the rivalry between the basketball and lacrosse teams.

Hale Construction by Mynuet (1/1 | 8,342 | G)

Derek gets a business and a home. Stiles gets his own Batman. The sheriff gets hash browns. The Stilinski household is expanded without anyone quite talking about it.

A’s:

A Heart is a Heavy Burden by lielabell (13/13 | 41,242 | PG13)

In Which Stiles: is accosted by unhappy witches, becomes friends with fire demons, is rescued by darkly handsome wizards, discovers hidden inner depths, is introduced to princes, and finds true love. Though not necessarily in that order.

(Or the Howl’s Moving Castle AU fusion fic you never knew you wanted but are delighted to have.)

French Silk Pie, Baby by KuriKuri (1/1 | 2,649 | PG13)

“See, your angel of a sister - ” Derek scoffs. Cora hasn’t been an angel since she was five months old. “ - agreed to date me, because my visa is about to expire and - ”

“I’d have to marry you for that, dumbass,” Cora butts in, rolling her eyes.

“Are you saying you wouldn’t marry me to keep me in the country?” Stiles asks, sounding mildly offended.

“Hell no,” Cora snorts, earning her a wounded look from Stiles.

Twice in a Lifetime (AKA The Importance of Snuggle Buddies) by normalcatbehaviour (1/1 | 1,761 | G)

It takes him a while to actually notice it’s not just Stiles sprawled across their couch, but to be fair to him, he isn’t really thinking about anything but finally getting some sleep and maybe liberating one of the cookies that Stiles thinks are well hidden behind the microwave. He’s half way to covering the boys up with a blanket when he finally notices.

That is definitely not Scott McCall.

It is in fact definitely Derek Hale. Derek Hale the 26 year old. Who his son is currently lying on, head tucked under Derek’s chin, Derek’s hands clenched in the back of his t-shirt.

“Um,” the Sheriff says. He wasn’t prepared for this.

tongue of dog and blind-worm’s sting by Zercalo (7/7 | 51,909 | NC17)

In order to keep the identity of the teacher he’s been seeing a secret, Derek’s been withdrawing from his pack and family. Cora, frustrated with his alienation and a little lonely, clings to the first nonjudgmental person who offers companionship – which happens to be that odd Muggleborn Revenclaw who’s always hanging around the Gryffindor common room.

She hasn’t befriended Stiles for Derek’s sake, but Derek just might reap the benefits anyway - if he pulls his head out of his ass and quit the stupid self-sacrificing act.

No Homo by RemainNameless (11/11 | 84,064 | NC17)

Stiles’ sophomore year starts something like this:
3 FourLokos
+ 1 peer-pressuring cat
- 1 best bro to end all best bros
= 1 Craigslist ad headline that reads “str8 dude - m4m - strictly platonic”.
Derek is the fool who replies.

Kass’:

Filter Out the Starlight by skoosiepants (1/1 | 12,238 | PG13)

“Why are you not more curious about me?” Stiles says when Derek’s got the door half open, sun spilling over the dark wood, dust motes spinning about his legs. Stiles is wearing fabric that hasn’t been invented yet, he’s clutching a smart phone to his chest, and he appeared out of nowhere, like an angel.

Softly, Derek says, “We all have our secrets,” and closes the door.

Or-

A heartbroken Stiles accidentally travels back in time to find his one true love. A harlequin-ish Christmas romance.

Regression to the Mean by theroguesgambit (1/1 | 16,546 | R)

There aren’t really words for this. “Sure, dude. Let’s hang out sometime and bond over the fact that our lives suck and we’ve both basically killed a bunch of people by accident” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.

Prompt: In the aftermath of 3B, Stiles and Derek learn to trust, learn to fuck, and learn to love themselves, each other, and their pack.

I Breathe Disaster by TamzStripped (12/12 | 84,946 | NC17)

“No. I’m not doing it. You can’t make me, Scott.”

“Don’t be such a wuss. You don’t want to die, do you? This is the only way to keep you safe from the Alpha pack.”

“Why not Danny? He’s actually gay, kind of adorable, and doesn’t look at me like he wants to shut me up…with his teeth.” Stiles threw his arms out in front of him, Scott shook his head for the thousandth time. “Why not?”

or

How Stiles went from hating Derek, to wanting to cuddle him, to hating him again, to kissing his boo-boo’s, to waxing poetic, then finally laying his life on the line to save him. Funny how things turn out.

Don’t You Wanna Be My Sky? by WhoNatural (1/1 | 9,420 | G)

Stiles got ratted out by the Realm Guard for sneaking off with Scott a total of seven times before his dad buckled, promising sabbatical once Stiles reached Faehood, and enough Earth culture in the meantime to have him talking like a born-and-bred Californian teenager.

He just didn’t have the tan.

(Or, in which Stiles is a Frost Fae sent to the Earth Realm on the Fae version of Rumspringa and immediately falls head-first into a Coffee Shop AU)

Mauve by bleep0bleep (1/1 | 7,380 | NC17)

It’s been ten years since he’s seen Derek Hale, but Stiles would recognize that ass anywhere.

Tine’s:

The Fixer and the First Son by ebjameston (10/10 | 47,625 | PG13)

“You want me to arrange a political marriage for your son?” Stiles repeats dumbly.

“It wouldn’t be the first time you’ve done this,” Talia Hale says, dark eyes twinkling over her impeccable blue pantsuit. “Senator Harvey and Elise’s match worked out perfectly, and they’re actually quite in love, from what I hear.”

“George Harvey was a little-known senatorial candidate from Kansas at the time, Madam President,” Stiles says slowly. “Your son – you, Mr. Hale,” he directs toward the man pacing tiny circles behind the president’s chair, “are the nation’s most eligible bachelor. Literally. I saw it on the cover of People.”

(Stiles is a political fixer. Derek is the president’s son. I’ve been watching too much Scandal.)

Part 1 of Stilinski & Associates

steal my breath away by stilinskisparkles (1/1 | 4,454 | PG13)

This is the worst organised robbery I’ve ever seen,” Derek comments as he begrudgingly does as he’s told.

“Nobody asked you,” Stiles huffs.

Home by TheTypewriterGirl (17/18 | 160,430 | PG13)

January seventh. Seven days since the start of 2015, and seven days since his father’s death.

The bastard, he thinks bitterly. The past year Derek Hale had made it blatantly obvious that he hated his scrawny guts, taking every given opportunity to shove him up against a wall, growl threats in his ears and roll his eyes whenever he stepped into the room, muttering some snide comment about how spastic or idiotic he was.

So why did he fucking volunteer to take him in?

Sowing Season by WeAreTheCyclones (28/? | 177,873 | R)

Just a bunch of kids doing teenage stuff: starting bands and terrorizing teachers and hurting like hell and falling for each other. The usual.

Part 3 of Play Crack the Sky

The Circus at the End of the World by mikkimouse (25/25 | 91,049 | NC17)

Three hundred years ago, the world ended not with a bang or a whimper, but with magic.

Since then, magic has been outlawed, and the world has clawed its way back to some kind of stability, with people and shifters alike divided between living within the walled safety of the Havens, or the small, less protected outposts dotting the frontier.

Derek Hale and his sisters, Laura and Cora, are the proprietors of Hale’s Circus of Magic, Monsters, and Mystical Wonders, known colloquially as the Circus at the End of the World. They and their ragtag pack ride the rails between the outposts and the Havens, performing for those who can pay (and some who can’t). Their circus is a small haven in and of itself, a place of safety for those who have nowhere else to go.

It’s a quiet life…until Stiles Stilinski joins the crew.

The circus has something Stiles needs—a ticket into the Haven of Santa Francesca. His father has been abducted, and Stiles is determined to get him back no matter what he has to do.

But Stiles has another secret, one that puts him and every member of the circus in danger. And if he’s not careful, it could get them all killed.

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Tangled SorMik

a few weeks ago, I read @sniphy‘s Tangled Up in You and,,,,, i feel in love!!!! this was my favorite movie, these guys are my current otp obsession, so i cracked down and started drawing them right away! a few of the drawings are from the fanfic, but the other few are from the movie lol. i had a bunch of fun drawing this for the past couple weeks and i cant wait for updates!!

bonus:

Tododeku dorm HCs

With @trash-and-trash

* todoroki grew up without friends and with little time for play

*He also knows a lot about all might and other heros, but not in a “OMG tHEY’Re sO CoOL I LOVE THEM WaY” but more in a “I need to know everything about you in order to dESTROY YOU” WAY.

*that’s kinda stressful my DUDES

*once He meets izuku tho, he becOMES a HuGE HERO NERD

*izuku gets him into the hero fandom and they analyze fights together and buy each other Merch and go to cons together

*todoroki also sneaks into izuku’s room and they have sleepovers and izuku shows him video games

*todorokis like “HOLY SHIT THIS is tHE shiT”

*they don’t sleep

*in the middle of the night they go down to the kitchen and hoard a bunch of mocrave meals. Todoroki heats them up.

*bakugou gets rEALLY mISSED BC “wTF THAT’S NOT REAL FOOD!!”

*He cooks a meal for everyone to show them how it’s DONE

*when they’re not having a sleepover, they can go out on their balconies to see each other (because they’re on different floors but not directly below each other)

*bakugou is below todoroki, so he only sees deku waving around like a madman

*He gets upset again lmao

*KIRISHIMA rushes out onto his balcony to calm his friendo down.

*THEY DO FRIEND THINGS

Monsta X as Lifeguards

Originally posted by wonhobe

Shownu -

  • Gets paid more than he should
  • Believes that he saves dozens of people each week
    • They’re actually fake drowning
    • Has to perform “CPR”
  • Can save 30 people at a time
    • Somehow
  • A turtle on land, a freaking torpedo in water
  • Sits on his high chair staring into the sea… deeply…
  • The moment someone screams, he leaps into the water
    • Someone just got caught in kelp
    • Whoops
  • Just wears a tank top and shorts
  • Suddenly falls off his chair because a frisbee was coming at him
    • Tumbles into the sand not-so-gracefully

Wonho - 

  • Literally, too many girls are drowning
    • They just want to be in his buffy-mcbuffy arms
    • Seriously, have you seen them?
  • His shades make him even hotter
  • Sits back and watches the open waters
  • Comes down to play with the other people
    • Beach volleyball
    • A team = army 
  • Has eyes like a hawk
  • SO MANY PEOPLE TRY TO GET HIS ATTENTION
  • Wins the “saves the most people” award
    • Somehow beats Shownu
  • Shownu secretly spits on his award
  • Sometimes just goes shirtless to work

Minhyuk - 

  • It’s ironic that he even got the job
    • Probably because they need a good-looking lifeguard on duty
  • Plays with the kids– doesn’t even sit in his chair
  • Teaches them how to swim
    • …Wow.
  • Wonders if he needs to wear floaties to “demonstrate”
  • OH MY GOSH THE DINKY SWIM CAPS I FORGOT
  • Schoolgirls will just come by the beach to see him
    • Why bring swimsuits, anyway?
  • Hesitates going into the water when someone is drowing
  • Pulls on his man floaties and dives in
    • I’m sorry but imagining this is too much HAHA
  • Master at beach volleyball
  • The moment he enters the water, his shirt disappears

Kihyun - 

  • Yells at the stupid teenagers trying to go in the water naked
  • Probably wears a sunhat to work
    • And sunglasses
    • Some people yell at him because they mistake him as an old lady
  • Uses his whistle more than his voice
  • CPR? What CPR? Dude just uses his voice to wake them up
    • Forget about the water in their lungs– He’ll make it evaporate
  • Always look at the first aid kit
    • Too many accidents in one day
  • Has classes on “water safety”
  • Tries boogie boarding on his free time
  • Reprimands Minhyuk and Hyungwon for not doing their job properly

Hyungwon - 

  • Shades on = he’s asleep, shades off = …he’s still asleep
  • The people ends up saving themselves somehow
    • Because this dude literally doesn’t pay attention
  • That first aid kit? 
    • It’s a decoration.
  • That tank top that says “Lifeguard on Duty”? 
    • He has nothing else to wear
  • Probably only saves one person each month because at that point, no one tries to drown or just stays by the shore
  • Gets yelled at by Kihyun
  • He can do CPR, but it became useless for him
  • Everybody questions how he got the job in the first place

Jooheon - 

  • Willing to save anything and everything
  • Believes that the open waters are “safe” when he’s there
  • Looks intimidating to the other swimmers
    • Turns into a complete honey bunches of oats seeing little kids
    • Accidentally makes one cry
    • Oh jeez
  • Even on his lunch break, the moment hears someone scream
    • Runs out like the Flash
  • Gotta be tough in the water
  • Isn’t exactly confident with his body
    • So he just goes into the water with his tank top and board
  • Has them shades on, but he’s still watching
    • Every single move

I.M - 

  • Barely speaks
  • Looks like a true lifeguard on duty
  • Goes into swimming battles with Shownu or Wonho
    • Likes to play with the other teens if he gets the chance
  • May seem like he’s just standing there doing nothing to help a drowning person
    • He’s just figuring out the situation
    • And looking for ways to get to them before diving in recklessly and directly
  • Manages to save the person effortlessly
  • Some just want to kiss him
    • Oopsie daises
  • Dude just looks hot in a tank top and shorts
  • Goes surfing by himself
    • Gets discounts and deals at the nearby shack
    • Girls just stand by watching him wax their boards
    • Oh wait, he’s a lifeguard…

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Barcelona[Rafael Casal x Reader]

Summary: Nostalgia hits when you receive a very important call from work. 

Warnings: None, this is the fluffiest. 

Word Count: 1,872

Author’s Notes: YO THIS TOOK ME SO LONG, my goodness i’m relieved to finally release something, feels like it’s been forever since I posted anything. I wanna thank my girls @ourforgottenboleros and @tempfixeliza for helping me with this, i honestly don’t know what i’d have done without you. I hope you guys like my first Rafa fic, please feel free to tell me what you think <3

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Very little things could be compared to the call you just hang up from.  You hid both of your hands inside the arms of the Rafael’s sweatshirt that you were wearing, before burying your face in your hands not being able to hold an excited squeal.

It happened. The call you waited your whole career for finally happened.

You bit your lip, unsure of what to do next. The excitement quickly tickled your nerves, the anxiety always creeping in as it does. As you tried to shake the misgiving and the relentlessness out, you got up from the comfortable couch, heading to your boyfriend’s office.

It was now or never, you had to tell him.

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