and everything was hip

i-own-loki  asked:

Ok but: When baby Max is like 9 or 10 months, Magnus has to go away for some work reasons so Alec has to take his son to work and he strides into the Institute with his diaper bag and Max on his hip and everything falls a bit silence coz it never happens and Alec's like "Meeting at whatever time, proceed" while Max is babbling and off they go to his office where let's face it, not much happens coz everyone drops by to gush over the baby and Alec ends up with everybody on the carpet playing.

This went in a very different direction than I had planned, but I promise it still involves people gushing over lil Max. 💜 I hope you like it!

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“Alright buddy, are you ready? You get to be my second in command today. It’s a big responsibility, but I know you can handle it.”

Max let out a long string of noises, and Alec took it as an agreement, smiling widely at his son. He had never brought Max to work before, figuring that it was best to keep him away from the bigoted Shadowhunters that frequented the Institute, but he didn’t have a choice in the matter this time, as Magnus was away on official High Warlock business. He took a deep breath, composing his expression. He couldn’t exactly go in with the goofy smile that he wore for Max without having everyone question his authority, so he settled for indifference. He balanced his son on his hip and made sure the diaper bag was secure on his shoulder before he entered the building, and braced himself as he felt every pair of eyes lock in on Max.

The room fell silent aside from Max’s babbling, and Alec stared back at them defiantly, daring them to challenge him. He was never one to back down from a fight, especially when it was in defense of someone he loved. If anyone even breathed harshly in Max’s direction, Alec would put them on their ass without hesitation.

“The meeting regarding downworld relations will begin at 10 o'clock sharp. I expect all available personnel to attend. Don’t be late,” He said, his voice stern as it traveled across the room. Max laughed at this, seemingly delighted at the change in his tone, and it was nearly impossible for Alec not to laugh along with him. He knew that he wore a mask when he was at the Institute, and how big of a contrast it was from when he was at home. It wasn’t that he wanted to hide- he made sure that everyone was well aware of who his family was and what his values were- but he didn’t want to be close to these people. For most of his life he had trusted what everyone else told him, felt hatred for Downworlders without even knowing why.

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anonymous asked:

You don't have to answer if you don't want too. But I've been wanting a tummy tuck after losing about 70 pounds but I'm scared about pain and wondering how much it cost?

I don’t mind at all! After THREE years of considering surgery, it was other bloggers that finally gave me the courage to do it.

Mine was a hip to hip tummy tuck/abdominoplasty and including everything (consult with a surgeon I didn’t go with, surgery, meds, etc.) it was just shy of $8500. Financially it wasn’t the best time, but mentally it was 100% worth it and I have since paid everything off.

In regards to pain, it was honestly about 70% as bad as I expected. The first few days were tough, but not unbearable and muscle relaxants were my best friend. Three weeks later I ran/jogged a 5k race. You’ve worked hard to get where you are today and I’ll always say this - mental health is worth it!

Love

In the middle of 1950s Tove was very, very lonely. Her letters of that time are melancholy, as she desperately yearned for true love. By this time she was very interested in dating women (as to her, Atos Wirtanen was in a way the last man she wanted to love). But circles were small in a small town, where homosexual acts were both a disease and illegal.

It was 1955, when Tove met Tuulikki Pietilä. They knew each other vaguely by looks. They had attended Ateneum’s art school at the same time but Tuulikki was few years younger and usually students spent time with their own language group (Tove spoke Swedish, Tuulikki Finnish).

The love story which lasted until their deaths, almost half a century began at Pikkujoulu party (”Little Christmas” in Finnish, a party traditionally held in anticipation on Christmas, usually among coworkers or friends) arranged by Finnish art society. Tove asked Tuulikki to dance, but she declined - probably out of propriety. But later Tuulikki sent Tove a card picturing a striped cat and asked her to visit her atelier.

Next summer Tuulikki visited Tove at an island. Love was born. Tove wrote; “I have finally come home to that one person whom I want to be with”. The picture of a striped cat was always and still is on the wall of Tove’s atelier. The couple spent their summers together on an island and winters working in their ateliers, which were right next door from each other.

It can be said that Tuulikki saved Moominvalley. By the time they began their relationship, Tove was absolutely tired of Moomins. Tuulikki’s support restored Tove’s belief in Moomins and they became an important hobby to them both.

Moomin book Moominland Midwinter (1957) is a book about loving and falling in love with Tuulikki. And it really shows. In the book, Moomintroll (who is an avatar of Tove Jansson) wakes up in the middle of unfamiliar and eerie winter, facing loneliness and death for the first time. In the middle of all cold and silence Moomintroll finds Too-Ticky, who’s calmly watching a snow lantern. Too-Ticky is robust and strong with blonde hair and a knife at her hip; everything Tuulikki was.

Too-Ticky becomes Moomintroll’s calm and supportive mentor. She never gives ready answers and instead gently guides Moomintroll as he grows and learns. It is Too-Ticky who says the phrase which Tove repeated often in her interviews and which was seemingly one of her most important philophies: “Everything is insecure and that makes me calm”.

After Tuulikki’s first visit Tove wrote; “I love you both enchanted and very calm at the same time, and I don’t fear anything that might await us”. After finding Tuulikki, Tove described how much calmer and safer she felt. Whole living felt easier.

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listen i kno that it canonically looks like keanu reeves but ive never rly pictured it as such tbh

So I think I’ve seen people discuss this before–the idea that Viktor is Yuuri’s coach, as well as his boyfriend/fiance/husband/whatever you imagine their relationship becomes post-season 1. I’ve seen a lot of meta about how Yuuri has to disconnect the idea of Viktor-as-Idol from Viktor-as-Person (And I’ve even written some of that meta myself) but I can’t recall seeing a lot of meta about Yuuri having to separate Viktor-as-coach from Viktor-as-lover.

Coaches are in charge of you. There’s a power dynamic there that is hard to ignore, and Yuuri knows that Viktor would never take advantage of it. That’s not what this is about. But there is a somewhat natural human reflex, shall we say, to reacting negatively to someone saying No you’re doing this wrong or You need to do better

Of course Yuuri understands that this is what a coach does. The only reason Viktor is saying these things is because he wants Yuuri to improve. But it’s difficult all the same.

I think there are a lot of times, especially once Viktor retires for good and becomes Yuuri’s coach, and they’ve been together for awhile and Yuuri doesn’t have the constant swirling thought of He’s leaving soon to occupy his thoughts like he did that first summer in Hasetsu–there are a lot of times when Yuuri has to actually put effort into separating Viktor into two separate people–or at least two separate sets of motivations.

“That was the sloppiest Salchow I’ve ever seen,” Viktor says, and Yuuri has to grit his teeth and nod and do it again, and not react to it like he would if Viktor had just said something like Dinner was horrible because that’s not what’s going on. Viktor isn’t saying these things to hurt him, and moreover Viktor is not talking to him as his husband right now.

Sometimes, after particularly frustrating practice days where nothing seems to be going right and Viktor never seems happy, Yuuri has to hang back and put himself back into a mindset that’s safe for home–one that won’t make him bark at Viktor for putting the forks in the dishwasher the wrong way. Because it’s not the forks–when Yuuri says Why can’t you put the forks in the dishwasher the right way what is actually trying to come out of his mouth is You’re my husband and you keep telling me I’m doing bad and it hurts, and he knows he can’t say that, because Viktor is a good coach. He’s an amazing coach, but he comes from the Yakov Feltsman School of Brutal Honesty.

Yuuri knows that he wouldn’t feel nearly so torn up if it was Yakov telling him these things. But Viktor’s voice is the same one that laughs with him over dinner, and whispers to him in bed, and to hear that voice continually tell him he’s not quite good enough is difficult.

But then he gets home, and Coach Nikiforov has dropped away to be replaced by Vitya, Yuuri’s husband, who smiles at him when he walks in the door and says, “Welcome home, Kitten,” and Yuuri can’t help but melt into him.

“I think practice went really well today,” Viktor tells him over dinner. “Your Lutz is looking good. It’ll be an amazing program by the time we leave for Skate America.”

“You think so?” Yuuri murmurs, and what he wants to say is then why didn’t you say that at the rink, but he knows. He knows why.

And Viktor, his husband, looks up at him and beams and says, “Darling, you know I always think you’re amazing.”

And maybe, eventually, Viktor rolls over in bed and puts a hand on his hip and murmurs, “You know that everything I say in practice is meant to help you improve, right? And that I’m never trying to insult you, or hurt your feelings? I love you just as much as your coach as I do as your husband.”

“I know,” Yuuri whispers, and kisses him.

Eventually, Yuuri realizes that it’s a good thing that he’s compartmentalized Viktor like this. Sometimes Viktor annoys him to the point that he can barely see straight, and sometimes he and Viktor get into pretty heated arguments in the middle of the rink, but it’s nothing that a coach and student wouldn’t fight over. They don’t fight about the laundry at work, and they don’t fight about work while they’re doing the laundry. In the end, it helps Yuuri to keep a professional air about him, which is necessary when working with the love of your life day in and day out.

(And if once or twice, Yuuri and Viktor have had something that could be called hate sex in the locker rooms after a particularly bad practice? Well. Gentlemen don’t kiss and tell.)

Being the Weasley Twins’ best friend would include…

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- Meeting them at detention and instantly liking each other

- They would recognize you, but you didn’t talk to them so far, which is why all of you would be even more surprised by how much you have in common

- Starting to elaborate even more mischievous ideas during detention

- It wouldn’t take long for the three of you to basically be attached to the hip, since everything seems to be even more fun if all of you are involved

- Ron being not really thrilled by the idea of having one more person teasing him all the time

- Ginny looking up to you because she sees you as some kind of big sister

- Molly absolutely adoring you and treating you like a daughter

- Getting a personalized sweater as well every christmas

- All the teachers having quite a hard time when they have to teach a class that all three of you attend

- You cheering them on during their Quidditch matches

- Them deciding to give you extra flying lessons to get you into the Quidditch team as well

- Deciding to test some of the boys’ new inventions on a suitable test rabbit

- Professor Snape not really feeling that honored to be choosen as said test rabbit

- The three of you having to reorganize the potions chamber as a detention

- Inconspiciously ‘borrowing’ some things that might come in handy at some point

- The three of you going through everything together because somehow you always manage to find the positive sides about everything