and he looks at the kid and goes

 some lance-centric headcanons:


• absolutely cannot hold someones hand without swinging it

• he loves watching marine animal documentaries and after seeing Black Fish he swore to never go back to Seaworld ever again

[talking to himself in front of the mirror]:

“Sometimes, I’m astounded by my sheer brilliance.”

• whenever he eats m&ms or smarties, he always has to pick out the blue ones and eat them first. always


•  [is in trouble and gets sent down to Iverson’s office]:

lance: long time no see, buddy!

Iverson: cadet, please, i have a headache —

lance: HOW ARE THE WIFE AND KIDS?

iverson [groaning]: you like tormenting me


• on one of the days it’s lance’s turn to order takeout in the family, he just goes full-out and orders a shitload of stuff:

lance: i’m thinking, like, two boxes of pizza, some chinese, a side dish of garlic knots —

one of his sisters: you sure? you’ve been looking a bit round lately lil’ bro

lance [scoffing indignantly]: more cushion for the pushin’, big sis! the dad bod is in


because he’s a good uncle™ his list of swear words include:

- hairy monkey balls!

- dogshit on a stick!

- PUKE pancakes!

• he and hunk once decided to microwave a shoe for ‘scientific purposes’

• he was that kid that jammed, like, three plastic water bottles in the back tire of his bike to make those cringey dirt bike noises whenever he rode it

• he. can’t. sit still through a movie. he has to pause occasionally and get up to stretch or get a snack or aimlessly scroll on his phone or stare blankly at the ceiling, thinking about all the homework he’s going to have to do at 3 AM

Steady

Summary: You are a well known female hunter who has always butted heads with the Winchesters in the past, especially Dean. Will this case go a different way when you see him in a more holy attire?

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Warnings:

language, sassy!reader, mentions of sex, smidgen of angst, is kissing a warning?

Song Insp; Steady as She Goes- The Raconteurs

*gifs are not mine*

Find yourself a girl and settle down

Live a simple life in a quiet town

Steady as she goes

Steady as she goes,’

“Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Dean groaned as he set eyes on you sat at the bar, glass of whiskey in hand as you laughed at some poor unsuspecting guys chat up line. Of course you were wearing those damn tight jeans along with that black leather jacket you had on last time him and Sam had bumped into you in another town a few years back. Now, that was definitely a memorable weekend.

“Earth to Dean?” Sam cleared his throat, pulling him out of his brother’s thoughts.

Dean rubbed a hand across the back of neck, turning his body away from the direction of the bar, silently praying that you hadn’t seen them. “Let’s just go somewhere else, there’s another bar just out of town.”

“Oh come on, she’s not that bad,” Sam countered and Dean threw him a blunt look.

“Yeah, she’s a ray of sunshine,” he let out a short unimpressed scoff, rolling his eyes at his brother. “Up until she takes over our hunts and then steals the damn credit for ganking whatever it is,” he grumbled, the distaste clear on his face.

Sam tried to hold in his laugh as you appeared behind Dean, a smug grin across your face having heard a good amount of what he’d just said.

“Damn, Dean-o. Way to break a girl’s heart,” you held a hand over your chest in mock hurt as Dean turned to face you, his jaw clenched in frustration. 

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au where roommates turned live-in boyfriends jinmin spend their first halloween as a couple together. they decide to stay in and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters and jin is all too happy to coordinate their costumes, buy the candy, and decorate the outside of their house so it looks creepy but not too creepy or else kids will be afraid to come to their door. jimin shrugs and goes along with his cute boyfriend’s eager plans, even wearing the werepup outfit he’s given while jin dresses himself as a vampire.

presentmic17  asked:

Can you do a Halloween scenario where thirteen, present mic and aizawa go trick or treating with their s/o? I wanna know their costumes too if possible please!

i dont do thirteen sorry. also i wasn’t feeling in a scenario mood i hope headcanons are okay!


Hizashi

  • he’d talk about doing couple costumes for the longest time but then never gets around to finally picking them out
  • goes as himself but slightly more spookier. wears a grey belt instead of a red one. 
  • “Oh nice biker costume.”
  • He loves Halloween and got sad when he realized he looks too old to trick or treat. But he shaves his little mustache and suddenly looks 10 years younger 
  • At first he’d be a little embarrassed trick or treating alongside a bunch of kids but soon gets into it and before you know it you two are running from house to house trying to get the most candy possible.
  • If you really want a costume maybe a devil/demon and you can be his angel?

Aizawa

  • puts a pair of cat ears on. done
  • No but if you tell him he needs to try harder he’ll be a ninja or something. At least then he has something to hide the fact hes old af
  • or like in his official art, he could be a mummy
  • He’s not super in trick or treating and would rather stay home and hand out candy but if you ask him he’ll walk along with you. He’ll probably just take the role of the ‘parent’ though and just watch as you get candy.
Show Me Series

This story is inspired by Carolina Liar’s song, “Show Me What I’m Looking For” 

Tag List Open, so let me know if you’d like on it for new chapters. 

Summary: Maggie decides to meddle in Jake’s love life when she meets Courtney, an aunt of a kid, Maggie’s youngest daughter goes to school with. Courtney and Jake seem to hit it off right away on their own, but Maggie has to light a fire under Jake, when he doesn’t realize how he feels about Courtney. Jake navigates trying to keep Courtney protected from the media as their friendship grows into something so much more. 

Warnings: Angst, fluff, smutt. (not in that order) and foul language at some point.

** I will be doing the first couple chapters in third POV, but may change it to Jake’s POV, and then Courtney’s POV. 

Feed back is welcome. That will decipher how many chapters I write.


April 2015


Maggie Gyllenhaal knew that her little brother Jake was always struggling in the love department. With Jake’s busy schedule, he never had time to just casually meet someone. Jake never really liked being open about how lonely he was, or how much he wanted to settle down with someone and start a family. But since Maggie and Jake were best friends, she knew how much Jake wanted to find love. 

Being the big sister, Maggie tried to not meddle in Jake’s love life, but she had always kept the idea in the back of her mind on setting him up. She had not put a lot of thought into the idea, until she had met Courtney, an aunt of one of the kids Maggie’s youngest daughter went to school with. Maggie had to admit the young woman was extremely beautiful, naturally. 

When Maggie had volunteered to chaperone a trip to a zoo for Gloria’s class, she was surprised to see Courtney with her nephew, Evan. Maggie had decided to introduce herself to the dark haired woman, and couldn’t believe how nice she was, considering Maggie’s roles in movies. Maggie had admitted that most of the parents in the class were stand off-ish because of who she was, so it was nice to know that Courtney didn’t care. Maggie had learned that Evan had just moved to New York with his mother and father, and since Courtney owned her own coffee shop and bookstore, she was able to help her sister and brother-in-law out with Evan. The more that Maggie had spoke to Courtney that day at the zoo, she realized that the dark haired woman could potentionally be perfect for her little brother.  

Maggie didn’t want to bombard Courtney with a thousand questions in one day, to get a feel for her and what she was like under the surface, so she had decided to exchange numbers with her, in hopes of having a play date or two with Gloria and Evan. 

That day at the zoo had been nearly six months ago, causing Maggie and Courtney to become good friends. Maggie realized that there were several different layers to Courtney. There was a lot of walls built up, but once they were broke down, she had a soft and gentle side. Courtney was able to be witty and sarcastic at the drop of a dime, while being able to push that to the side in order to show her softer side. Maggie knew that Courtney didn’t trust a lot of people, but she knew that Jake would be able to bring out a different side of her, and vise versa. Since Jake had been away filming for various movies, Maggie had planned a birthday party for Gloria, and had made sure that Jake could attend, and Courtney had promised that she would be there with Evan. 

“Are you sure this is a good idea?” Peter, Maggie’s husband questioned as they finished setting up decorations in the back yard for Gloria’s birthday, “I like Courtney a lot, but I think she’ll chew Jake up and spit him out.” Peter chuckled as he wrapped his arms around Maggie. 

“Jake needs someone to keep him on his toes.” Maggie insisted, “Once Courtney gets comfortable with someone, she’s a sweetheart. Besides, you know Jake tends to come off as an asshole, so it should be a great match." 

"Whatever you say baby.” Peter kissed Maggie’s temple, “If they kill each other, I don’t want to hear you mope around about how it didn’t work out." 

"I know, I know…” Maggie sighed as she watched Peter smile and walk into the house. 

Maggie knew that her brother could be a bit intense, and a little more than sarcastic. She wasn’t quite sure how he would react about her trying to set him up, so she had decided to keep it a little secret until he opened up to the idea. 

“Let’s hope this goes well.”

[X]

Courtney had picked Evan up from his parents home, thankful that she didn’t have to deal with the New York traffic and drove to Maggie and Peters home. Courtney smiled as she listened to Evan talking about all the things he had done the night before with his parents, and couldn’t help but to chuckle at how excited he was to spend the night playing games. Courtney loved Evan like he was her own child and was thankful that he had become great friends with Gloria once he started the new school. 

“Corie?” Evan questioned from the back seat causing Courtney to glance in the rear view mirror for a brief second before turning onto Maggie’s street.

“What’s up buddy?" 

"Gloria’s my girlfriend.” Evan spoke matter of factly as Courtney parked the car near Maggie and Peter’s home and turned the car off. 

“Does she know this?” Courtney teased causing Evan to roll his eyes. 

“Yep. We play together on the playground, and she sits next to me when Ms. Amy teaches us!" 

Courtney couldn’t help the chuckle that escaped her mouth as she got out of the car and adjusting her leather jacket and shoving the car keys into her pocket, before moving to help Evan out of the back and then moving to the passenger seat to grab her large cup of coffee. 

"Ya know, back when I was a little, I remember this boy pushed me down on the playground because he wanted me to be his girlfriend.” Courtney explained to the little boy who scrunched his face as Courtney moved to the trunk to get the presents for Gloria out, before Courtney could finish Evan spoke up. 

“What was his name?” Evan questioned curiously for a six year old. 

“His name was Adam.” Courtney answered as she tried juggling the coffee in one hand while grabbing the two bags of presents, “Hey, could you hold this for a second?” Courtney asked the six year old standing on the sidewalk.

Just as Evan was about to walk forward, an unfamiliar voice spoke up causing Courtney to jump slightly, spilling some coffee on her hand. 

“Shi…shoot.” Courtney winced and shook her hand out causing Evan to giggle.
Courtney shot Evan a playful glare and then looked behind her to the voice and nearly choked on air looking up to the face of the one and only Jake Gyllenhaal. He was down right gorgeous in person, and when he flashed her an apologetic smile, she swore her knees went weak. Jake gestured to the bags and Courtney gave him a nod and took a step back.  

“Oh, er, thank you.” Courtney managed to find her voice and stepped aside as Jake grabbed the two bags with ease, allowing her to quickly wipe the coffee on her hand on her black jeans. 

“Corie, what did you do when Adam pushed you? Did you beat him up?” Evan spoke up from the sidewalk causing Courtney to focus her attention on the little boy for a moment and then looked back to Jake who was looking at her amused and curious, she then turned to speak to Evan. 

“Well, I cried all day because I scraped my knees and hands.” Courtney explained, “I didn’t beat him up, but I went home and gramps took me for a ride in his squad car and he offered to tie his shoe laces around his desk.” Courtney added causing Evan to giggle. 

“Do you know where he lives?” Evan questioned causing you to furrow her eyebrows. 

“Why?” Courtney questioned with a laugh as she turned to Jake to take the bags out of his hands but he shook his head causing her cheeks to flush. 

“Cause I’ll beat em’ up for pushin ya.” Evan announced causing Courtney to chuckle and look back to her nephew. 

“I’m with him. Where’s he live?” Jake spoke causing you to glance at the man standing beside her as if it were the most natural thing in the world.

“As much I appreciate the offer gentlemen, I don’t know where he lives, and you little man need to stop watching so many superhero movies.” Courtney teased Evan and ruffled his hair with her hand, and then turned to Jake, “Thank you, but I can take those.” Courtney gestured to the bags in his hands. 

“What kind of gentleman would I be if I let you carry these? Besides, we’re going to the same place.” Jake explained, “Maggie sent me out here to help.” Jake added. 

Courtney reluctantly sighed and gave a nod, “Well, the birthday girl is waiting.” Courtney reached for Evan’s hand and let him lock his little fingers around her hand and walked him up the sidewalk to Maggie and Peter’s home with Jake freaking Gyllenhaal behind them. 

[x]

Jake couldn’t keep his eyes from glancing towards Courtney through out the party. When he had walked in behind him when they had arrived, Courtney was greeted by his nieces, who nearly tackled her legs, and then Maggie and Peter. Evan was instantly tugged away from Courtney’s side by Gloria, causing the two to run through the house and into the back yard. 

Now, he had sat on the kitchen chair facing the living room to see Courtney sitting on the couch with a beer in his hand. He took in hear appearence, her long dark hair had been down outside, almost falling to her lower back, but now was up in a messy bun on the top of her head. The black skinny jeans were hugging her legs that were crossed, her faded black hoodie seemed loose under the black leather jacket. Her pale olive skin tone had a hint of make-up, her bright green eyes were bright, but behind her eyes, she looked bored with the conversation she was having with the man to her left. 

Jeff Matthews.

Jake could get along with pretty much anyone in the world, but for some reason, he did not like Jeff at all. He had known the man for years, due to Jeff being friends with Peter since high school, so he would be at a lot of parties that Maggie and Peter held. Whenever Jake walked into a room, it was as if Jeff had to one up him in anything that they did. Jake knew that he was an intense guy, but that changed when he saw just how intense Jeff could be during a game night. It was like everything was competition.  

As Jake took the beer to his mouth, he noticed Jeff moved closer to Courtney, and she tried to move away from him slightly, not really interested in the conversation Jeff was trying to have with her. Jake finished off his beer before standing up and putting the bottle in recycling. He had decided to move towards the couch and gave Courtney a smile as he sat down on the other side of Courtney, with her in the middle of him and Jeff. 

“Boring her with all of your high school football stories Jeff?” Jake questioned jokingly, not missing the way Jeff’s eyes narrowed for a moment.  

“I was actually just telling Courtney that I had been to her bookstore a few times. It’s close to my office.” Jeff explained, “I told her that we should get a coffee sometime on my lunch break.” Jeff added.  

Jake glanced to Courtney and could tell that she was uncomfortable with Jeff’s theory on having coffee, so he nudged her arm with his elbow lightly, “You own a bookstore?” Jake questioned and watched as relief flashed through her green emerald eyes. 

“Yeah, well it’s a coffee shop and bookstore.” Courtney explained, “It’s sort of small but it gets a lot of regulars." 

Jake hummed, "You can never go wrong with books and coffee.” Jake smiled, “I’ll have to check it out sometime. Can you give me the address before you guys leave?” Jake questioned. 

“Yeah, sure.” Courtney smiled to Jake, just as she was about to add something, the sound of a little boy’s scream rung in her ears, and Courtney instantly froze for a split second and jumped out of her seat as Gloria yelled Evan’s name.
Courtney bolted through the living room and then kitchen and out the back door to see Peter trying to console Evan as he held his head, Courtney nearly tripped down the stairs to make it to Evan.  

“What happened?” Courtney questioned as Evan ran to her and she instantly caught him in her arms, “It’s okay Evan, I got you." 

"He slipped from the monkey bars, I tried to catch him in time.” Peter explained with a frown, “I think he might of banged his elbow.” Peter added, “I didn’t have a chance to see if anything was broken.” Peter explained. 

Courtney held Evan for a second and then pushed him back slightly to see his tear stained cheeks and his left hand holding his right arm, “I think we’re going to have to go get you checked out, okay?” Courtney questioned calmly as her heart beat was hammering in her chest, and then glanced to Peter and Maggie, “Thank you for having us.” Courtney carefully lifted Evan into her arms as he buried his face into the curve of her neck. 

“I’ll drive you.” Jake offered standing behind her, but Jeff spoke up after him.  

“You’ve been drinking, I’ll give them a ride.” Jeff stated and Jake glared at the man. 

“I’ve had one beer…” Jake went to mouth off at the man but Maggie had cut her little brother off. 

“Jake and I will follow, Jeff will need a ride back for his car.” Maggie explained and Courtney gave a nod in understanding after giving Jake a look that he couldn’t quite figure out. 

Jake watched as Jeff led Courtney and Evan to her car and followed his sister to hers. He couldn’t help but to be annoyed with the fact that Jeff had offered to drive them to the hospital. Jake knew that he only had one beer, but Jeff had acted like he had drank a case. He was thankful that Maggie had spoke up, because there was no doubt in Jake’s mind, he would have ripped Jeff a new one for his intense behaviour. 

[X]

Courtney had been thankful that her sister and brother-in-law had met them at the hospital, and had not blamed her for Evan falling, even though she had blamed herself for not being outside to look after the little boy. Liz had explained that it wasn’t like he was left alone, because Peter and Maggie were both outside with the other children, and he was a six year old who would get scrapes and bruises.  

Letting out a sigh, Courtney put her head in her hands trying to will the headache away as she felt someone sit down beside her. She silently prayed that it wasn’t Jeff as she looked up. Relief washed over her as Jake gave her a soft smile and pushed a large coffee towards her.  

“Figured you could use this.” Jake offered, “Might be shitty but it’ll do the trick.” Jake added causing Courtney to let out a small laugh. 

“Thank you.” Courtney took the cup and took a sip, letting the warm liquid sooth her, “You’re right. It is shitty, but it’s doing the trick.” Courtney commented a few moments later after taking a few more sips, “You guys didn’t have to come..” Courtney started to explain but Jake cut her off. 

“We didn’t.” Jake agreed, “But we wanted to. Evan is a great friend to Gloria, and I didn’t want you to suffer through Jeff’s football stories.” Jake admitted lowly causing Courtney to smile. 

“Well I appreciate that. I’d probably be going crazy sitting here alone.” Courtney commented and looked around and noticed a few nurses staring at Jake, “Aren’t you worried that people will recognize you?” Courtney questioned quietly causing Jake to look in the direction she was looking in. 

“Unfortunately it comes with the territory.” Jake gave a smile. 

Jake and Courtney fell into a comfortable silence in the waiting room, while Maggie had disappeared to call Peter to inform him that they were waiting on tests. Courtney couldn’t believe how she was able to keep her composure after hearing Evan scream. She knew that without a doubt that she would go home and ball her eyes out, because it had made her heart drop into her stomach. The thought of something happening to Evan made her not being able to phathom the idea, and she couldn’t help but to blame herself for not being outside and telling him to be careful, or standing near him in case something like the fall had happened. She knew that little kids would get bumps and bruises, but she had always had a special bond with the dark haired little boy, and never wanted him to expierence anything bad in life, even though it was going to happen. 

“I feel like this is my fault…” Courtney admitted quietly after what seemed like hours causing Jake to raise his head.  

“I wouldn’t say that.” Jake replied, causing Courtney to turn and look at him.  

“If I would have been out there…” Courtney tried to explain but Jake cut her off.
“Courtney, he’s a six year old. He’s going to get fall and get hurt. You wouldn’t believe the amount of times I had my parents rushing me to the hospital for all the falls I’d take playing.” Jake explained, “I can promise you, what happened wasn’t your fault." 

Courtney couldn’t help but to let out a small sigh. She knew that she was being hard on herself because she wanted to do nothing but protect the little boy. She didn’t want her sister mad at her for not keeping a better eye on him. Just as Courtney was about to say thank you to Jake, Jeff strolled into the waiting room and plopped down beside her in a seat. 

"So Courtney, I was wondering, if you were feeling up to it, maybe I could take you to dinner after this?” Jeff questioned quietly. 

Courtney couldn’t control her jaw from dropping, she heard Jake scoff beside her and moved around in his seat, “Dude, her nephew is in the hospital right now and you are actually trying to ask her on a date?” Jake questioned, “At what point through the day do you actually think she was remotely interested in anything you’ve had to say?” Jake questioned causing Courtney to turn to look at him and couldn’t hold back the small grin on her face. 

“What business is it of yours Hollywood?” Jeff questioned, “Wha are you even -” Jeff began to rant but Courtney cut him off. 

“Jake’s right.” Courtney admitted, “This was the wrong place and time to even think about asking something like that. Besides, I already made plans with Jake.” Courtney lied. 

The dark haired woman knew through Maggie just how competitive Jeff was with Jake out of jealously. Maggie had told her about the countless parties where Jeff would always try to out tell stories, win at different games and Jake had always let him, so she figured if she fibbed a little, Jake could have one up on him. 

“You did?” Jeff questioned with huff. 

“We did?” Jake questioned in surprise.  

“Yeah, don’t you remember a couple of weeks ago? You promised to take me to that Indian restaurant?” Courtney gave him a look saying to go along with it. 

“Oh yeah! I completely spaced it. Sorry Jeff, maybe next time.” Jake smiled to the man and noticed his face was turning red, then glanced back to Courtney to see her standing up. 

“How is he?” Courtney questioned to her sister, with Jake standing up right behind her, while Jeff stayed silently pouting in the chair. 

“He’s fine. He has a broken arm. He thinks it’s the coolest thing in the world.” Liz explained, “He wants you to see his cast. They are finishing up the cast now." 

"Of course he would.” Courtney huffed, “Can I see him before I head home?” Courtney questioned. 

“Yeah. Follow me.” Liz nodded. 

Courtney began to walk towards Liz but felt a warm strong hand on hers, causing her to stop and look down to see Jake’s hand, and then looked back up to him. 

“I’ll be here waiting for ya." 

Courtney couldn’t help the flutter in her heart at his blue eyes looking at her and she found herself giving a nod in undrestanding before following Liz to check on Evan.

If The Marauders were Still Alive (headcannons)

(In response to an ask)

-If they were still alive…

•When Harry got his Hogwarts letter James immediately ripped it open without even showing it to Harry because he was just so excited for his son. Without even acknowledging Harry’s presence or Lily’s laughter, he just sits cris-crossed on the floor making little comments about Harry’s school supply list.

“What? You don’t have to read {insert book title}. It was the best! Don’t worry Harry, you can borrow my old copy, though it may have some old doodles in it from Sirius-”

•When Harry is really young he thinks that they have a dog because whenever Sirius is over he turns into his Animagus form and he’s over at the Potters’ so much that it’s kinda hard not to think that.

And James, Lily, Remus and Peter go along with it and one dayJames brings home a bright pink glittery dog collar and asks little Harry to put it on ‘Snuffles’. Harry does it and even though Sirius hates it, he keeps it on because he loves Harry so much (Remus like it too, but for *coughs* other reasons).

•When Harry turns eleven and has to go to Diagon Alley, It’s not just James and Lily that take him shopping, it’s the whole damn Marauders squad. They’re just casually walking through the streets and suddenly someone starts clapping for them, and then more people join in and it turns into just the whole street clapping for the Marauders because most of them remember hearing tales about what the group did, and many parents were friends of theirs.

Needlessly to say James and Sirius take a dramatic bow while Remus and Lily are looking at each other like

“These are the people we chose to marry”

And Peter is just laughing along and buying Harry a chocolate frog off of a street witch while Harry asks him why all those people are clapping for them. Peter just chuckles and goes “We had a bit of a reputation at school”

•When Harry goes into Madam Malkin’s and sees Draco, James immediately steps in front of his son as if to protect him.

“What’s wrong, Dad?”

“There’s a Malfoy there… can’t mistake him. I remember his father-”

But then Lily comes over and whispers in his ear

“Remember Sirius’s parents? They were awful people but look how Sirius turned out?” They look out the shop window to see Sirius with his arm around Remus’s shoulders sitting on a bench in conversation with Peter.

“You’re right”

And James himself introduces Harry to Draco, and the two immediately hit it off.

•Just before Harry is about to leave for Hogwarts, the Marauders get together (without Lily, because she’d definitely disapprove) and tell Harry all the stories they can. Harry just sits there in wonder like

‘How will I ever live up to that’

But at the end of the night, James goes and gets a box out of his room and puts it in Harry’s hands.

“This is yours now. Use it well.”

Harry opens the box and it’s the invisibility cloak. Remus then takes the Marauder’s Map out and shows Harry how to use it, then hands it over (“use it responsibly”)

•When Harry comes home for winter break he talks about how great Gryffindor is and his best friends Ron and Hermione, but also about Draco from Slytherin and how he has “the prettiest hair and his eyes sparkle-” and Remus and Sirius just give each other knowing looks.

And he’s about to say something else after talking about his classes but hesitates; everyone asks him about it, but he denies everything.

•He goes back to school after winter break and some time after his second Quidditch match as the youngest seeker in a century, one morning at breakfast he gets a howler.

He knows fully well what it is because he grew up in a house with the Marauders who liked to send them back and forth for fun-

“WILL YOU PASS THE SALT?”

“I CAN’T THROW PETER THAT FAR!”

But anyway, he gets one and looks at his friends and then at Draco across the hall because he’s absolutely terrified an doesn’t know what he did. Eventually (with much convincing) he opens it.

“HARRY JAMES POTTER! HOW COULD YOU NOT TELL ME THAT YOU MADE THE QUIDDITCH TEAM?

YOUR MOTHER AND I ARE SO PROUD OF YOU HOLY SHI-” and then it’s Lily’s voice.

“Harry, sweetie we’re so proud of you! You must’ve gotten some of James’s talent-” (you can hear James going crazy in the background; knocking stuff over and generally screaming like a psychopath) “where James got his, I have no idea”

And then it’s just Remus, Sirius and Peter going crazy (yes, even Moony).

When it finally ends, the great hall just sits stunned for a moment, before Dumbledore starts slow clapping and everyone joins in. All the teachers are just rolling their eyes because they definitely remember the Marauders. About 5 seconds later the Potters’ owl flies in with a new Nimbus 2000 and a note that says ‘Don’t tell your mother’

•Harry bringing Draco home in their 5th year to meet his parents over Christmas break, and when he goes home Harry has to remind his parents and uncles that “No, we aren’t dating! That’s absolutely absurd!” And everyone just looking at each other like ‘yeah, sure kid’

•Harry choosing to be a pro Quidditch player as his profession after admitting to his parents that he snuck out one night with Ron, Hermione and Draco to go try out for Puddlemore United because they had just lost their seeker and he made the team.

And James and Sirius crying with pride because their little Harry is going to be a world famous Quidditch player.

“There won’t be a person alive who doesn’t know his name” James said while ruffling his son’s hair.

•Harry in his 6th year asking Remus when he knew he was gay and coming out to Moony and Padfoot as Bi and both of them going

“Yeah, we know”

And Harry just looking so surprised and then telling them that he and Draco started dating in October and that he wanted to have him for Christmas but didn’t want to tell his dad why, and James (who was under the invisibility cloak)

“Yeah, sure he can come. But no sex after 11 pm.”

And Harry screaming like a girl from surprise and then sputtering like an idiot in response to the sex comment.

•Peter taking Harry to honeydukes before he was allowed to go with his school and Peter just completely spoiling him and buying so much that they can hardly get it home.

They sneak through the house to get to Harry’s room but meet James in the middle, who of course joins them.

They open the door to Harry’s room just to find Remus and Lily sitting on the bed with the most bored expressions on their faces. Harry looks down in shame and drops all the candy on the floor, but Lily just raises an eyebrow and goes

“Well? Aren’t you going to share?” An everyone eating their fill of candy just on Harry’s bed, and Sirius taking all the good stuff and running from the room and everyone chasing him around the house.

•When Harry turns seventeen the Marauder’s teach him to become an Animagus (and get registered). James is incredibly proud when he turns out to have a stag Animagus form as well.

Draco being terrified because he walks into Harry’s room over summer break and there’s a fucking deer casually chilling on his boyfriend’s bed like what

And Ron riding on Harry’s back to make a stupidly grand entrance picking Hermione up from her house in the middle of a muggle neighborhood

•Just the Marauders being alive please and thank you

Spiderman Homecoming was A1

A1 means great

oh look another movie master post by ya girl here we go

  • ok im gonna start ya’ll off with a BANGER 
  • {{so get this when the Avengers first had their alien battle in New York (2012) Peter would have been 10 years old so I low-key think that it was Peter that did the little drawing of the Avengers that the movie opens with}} I have since rejected this theory completely upon realizing I wrote this post at 3am and how the fuck could he have it if Peter drew it???? Cmon me
  • Tony is trying SO HARD to be a better dad than Howard was
  • “How’s your daughter?” (u speak Spanish rly Peter)
  • when he’s standing on that building and that guy sees him and goes “Do a flip!” and he actually does
  • “Hey it’s my car dumbass.”
  • when he first walks into the bank and is trying to decide how to stand what a dork
  • Hannibal Buress’ two (2) scenes
  • him running through sprinklers
  • the dog
  • that whole scene where he was chasing the van
  • i feel like the past spider-men were like really graceful and swinging really neatly but this Peter literally hurls himself everywhere and crashes into so many things
  • “You know I’m a curious person by nature.”
  • when Peter rejoins the decathlon team 
  • “You can’t just abandon us then stroll up and expect to be welcomed back by everyone.”  “Hey, Peter welcome back!”
  • Ned has a sticker of the “this is fine” dog on his laptop
  • “Uh I put a tracker on someone, he’s a bad guy.”
  • “Nedcallmebacktheglowythingsabomb!”
  • “I don’t really want to celebrate something that was built by slaves.”
  • plus the guard during that scene and his little hand gesture
  • *Peter falls down the elevator shaft*  “Thank you.”
  • Donald Glover “I know what a girl sounds like.”
  • “That’ll dissolve in two hours!”  “I got ice cream, man.”
  • when he steals the keys from the guys on the ferry he says yoink
  • he is so frantic when he tries to save the ferry and distraught when it starts to fall apart again
  • he literally almost ripped himself in half to try to save it
  • “If you cared you’d actually be here.” Tony: “GUESS WHAT.”
  • deeper twist to that yes he’s there Peter just like his dad never was for him 
  • that scene was a good Dad Tony moment
  • “If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it.” this is so important
  • ^ honestly i could go into so much detail about that just lemme know if you want me to ill make a whole ‘nother post about that shit
  • that hall pass was ridiculously huge
  • GOD the most jarring shift from Aunt May teaching Peter how to dance and tie and tie and there’s happy background music and he’s so excited then BAM fuckin Michael Keaton opens that door and ho-ly shit
  • he is so fucking scared during that whole scene in the house and in the car
  • he’s FIFTEEN years old and he’s got absolutely no idea what this guy will do if he finds out who Peter is. this is basically his frst encounter with a real villian and he scared shitless
  • he literally almost cries in the backseat when he sees Vulture start to figure it out
  • when Michelle flips Peter off at the dance and the way she flips Peter off at the dance
  • “I’m…looking at……porn..”
  • the fucking SCENE where he gets crushed he is so scared and so hurt and oh my god
  • Tom Holland’s acting was A fucking 1
  • he does good hurt/crying/scared noises that sounds weird but it is v important
  • “C’mon Spiderman!” 
  • how desperately he tried to save Vulture he is so good and pure and just really wants to protect people he doesn’t want anyone to die
  • “I’m trying to save you!”
  • the random school mascot running by towards the end??
  • the bathroom scene
  • Tony is so happy to have a son he loves Peter fight me
  • super random but i love the way Tony taps his watch to reveal the suit
  • “Look at that. Look at me.”
  • the way Tom turns his head when he says that is rly funny too
  • when Happy goes “He’s a good kid.” and Tony does that fucking shrug smile thing and the look was a mix of “Yea I know” but also like parental pride??? it’s a very specific look that i cannot fully explain
  • PEPPER
  • AFTER CREDIT SCENE Vulture is either protecting Peter bc he saved his life or he wants to kill Peter himself


come yell at me about any and all of this please

You can’t tell me that there aren’t conspiracy theories galore about Bruce Wayne being The Batman and you can’t tell me that his kids don’t fuel them like their life depends on it


•Tim has an entire fucking page dedicated to it

•"I found this sitting on the kitchen table this morning" *pulls out batarang*

•*a picture of what looks like a cape hanging off the back of the couch on Dick’s Instagram page* “mighty suspicious”

•"now that you mention it, Father is rarely home on nights batman is patrolling"

•"all I’m saying is that those old mine shafts go under the house"

•"you know, Jason did go missing right around the time Robin went missing" “it’s true. I could have been Robin and not remember it. Would explain the scars”

•"When Bruce is yelling it sounds a lot like Batman’s voice. It’s pretty freaky"

•*snapchat videos of what appears to be a super grainy batman entering the manor*

•"have you seen Alfred’s car? It’s totally the batmobile"

•"listen Linda, Bruce is the CEO of a technology company. One of the only company’s that has the same tech as batman" “he is always placing weird orders” “see, Damian knows”

•"I saw a bunch of bats fly out of the chimney this morning when I was coming home"

•*super bad candid of Bruce* “loOK HE TOTALLY HAS THE SAME FUCK OFF FACE AS BATMAN”

•*really detailed side by side comparisons of Bruce and Batman on Tims facebook*

•*super bad quality Snapchat video* “Alfred, is Bruce batman?” “Master Dick, you know the answer to that”

•"Bruce Wayne is rich as fuck what more do you need"

•"he had a grappling hook in his pants pocket once"

•"he’s always disappearing during galas right before batman shows up. Have you ever noticed that?“

•"the amount of sick days he uses is mighty suspicious” *side eyes Bruce*

•*video of Bruce coming into the kitchen at 4 in the morning looking like absolute shit* “where have you been young man?” “Fuck off Jason” “oh, so you can say fuck but I can’t–” “Jason I will throw this at you” “do it you coward–” *a scream and a crash as the phone falls as a metal object goes past Jason’s head*

•a shit ton of super blurry photos of things that look like Batman’s gadgets and costume keep popping up on the kids Instagram and twitter accounts

•"hey, look at this mask I found"

•Clark is getting a little concerned

“Don’t you think you should stop them?”

•Bruce just sighs

Harry Naming His Children

I just can’t stop thinking about James and Sirius and Remus in the afterlife, watching over Harry. And when he has his first child, James and Sirius are ecstatic that Harry chooses to name him after them. And Remus smiles benevolently and doesn’t say anything of course, but maybe feels just a tad left out. Sirius can tell and he pats him on the shoulder, saying, “Next time! You’ll see!” 

And then next time arrives and what does Harry choose? Albus Severus. And Remus understands, and he’s really not upset. But Sirius is. Sirius just cannot believe that Harry would choose to name his son after Snivellus, the man who had made his godson’s and his own life miserable (so what if he loved Lily), before he honored Remus. Remus, who had been a mentor and friend to Harry. Remus, who had named Harry godfather of his own child. Remus, who was one of the best men Sirius had ever known despite having a childhood that was probably much shittier than Snape’s. Remus, who deserved to be honored by Harry every bit as much as Sirius did, and certainly a thousand times more than Snape.

And for the first time in his life, Sirius is truly disappointed in his godson. And he can’t even let Harry know. And he just has to live with this awful feeling for years and years, and nothing Remus says can make it any better.

Until one day Sirius notices something. He notices how there are always four kids at the Potter house. He’d always thought it was just Harry being nice because Andromeda was getting pretty old by now, but once he starts paying attention, he notices how every time Harry talks about “his kids,” that includes Teddy Lupin. How Teddy is in all of the Potter family portraits. How James, Al, and Lily refer to Teddy as their older brother. 

And one day Sirius is watching as Teddy risks himself to save Albus from falling off his broom, and then proceeds to fuss over Al without once worrying about himself. And Harry runs over in a panic, and goes immediately to Teddy, who took most of the damage, checks that he’s basically alright, looks at him with tears in his eyes, and says “Teddy Remus Lupin, thank you. Thank you for saving Al. You are so much like your father.” And then he hugs him tightly and doesn’t let go for the longest time .

And Sirius’s anger evaporates just like that, and he looks over and sees that Remus has been watching too and now they are both silently crying as they watch Harry, their Harry, take care of two of his sons.

And it’s suddenly so obvious why Harry didn’t name his youngest son after Remus: because that was already the name of his oldest.

The way kids talk to each other tends to give me a pretty good idea of how the adults in their lives talk to them.

Sometimes this is really sad. Like I’ve seen kids parroting overly-critical and harsh language that they definitely didn’t learn on their own and I want to go over and be like “kiddo, that’s inappropriate no matter how old you are. You shouldn’t be talked to like that.”

Sometimes it’s just bizarre. I’ve heard a few kids who either watch the Simpsons or their parents literally talk like Ned Flanders.

Sometimes it’s really sweet and encouraging, like the little boy who’s friend built a block tower and he squealed, “You did it! Good for you, I’m so proud of you!”

Sometimes though, sometimes it’s hilarious.
One time I was babysitting a seven year old and his three year old twin siblings. I was helping the girl twin dress her doll when I noticed the boy twin making a mess. The older brother looks at him, sighs, and goes:

“Buddy. Buddy just…buddy don’t do that. Look, see? You’re making a mess, you’re just gonna…buddy, that’s not gonna work, it’s….*sigh* well, alright then.”

Accurate first impressions of Kpop groups
  • <p> <b>Super Junior:</b> "so many members??? so many sub-groups/units??? suju is literally every other kpop groups' dads. been in the game for so long and still run kpop. Trendsetters. Legendary. all of them are MCs. Why aren't they running SM by themselves???"<p/><b>BigBang:</b> "badass!! cars!!! sad?? emo??? party!!!! every group looks up to them and admires them.....your fave's faves. weird dancing(?) but they're always lit. it's always a bigbang concert whenever they perform. why is that one guy so tall? that one guy is popular in Japan!!! the difference between Jiyong & G-dragon is scary."<p/><b>SHINee:</b> "it feels like everyone has solo projects and they probably get together only for Christmas or to get turnt up. are they Japanese?? i think those 2 short guys are dating idk. wtf why is he called tofu....why is he called bling bling.......WTF IS A DIBIDIBIDIBI-"<p/><b>Infinite:</b> "wow they dance so in sync w/ each other. probably heard their catchy af songs before really diving into the fandom. created the scorpion dance, how epic. they just seem so real?? like they're brothers??? is that one a girl or a boy??<p/><b>VIXX:</b> "so tall. so violent. so shippable w/ everyone. pretty sure they have a confirmed gay sub-unit?? their maknae likes to bully them. jellyfish doesn't deserve them. so.....they're vampires, voodoo dolls, 8 year old kids, video game characters, Greek gods....what can't this group do????"<p/><b>BTOB:</b> "everyone knows about their reputation, they're wild af. hella tiny compared to normal human beings. i was blinded when looking @ that guy's smile he's an angel sent from heaven. their songs either make you wanna cry into your pillow or join a high school musical is2g."<p/><b>EXO:</b> "they seem kinda scary/intimidating bc SM won't let them fangirl. everyone's an exo fangirl and fanboy on the inside. iM crEEPin iN Ur HeARt BAbE. they literally glow on stage??? are they still wolves???? do they still have superpowers??? who is Chinese and who is Korean??? i thought there were 12....."<p/><b>B.A.P:</b> "so are they best absolute perfect or are they called rice? weird aliens/rabbits is a concept i never knew i needed. they sued their company together but there's always one guy who kills them all? why??? everyone who talks about b.a.p wants to skydive i'm so confused. so is that hot guy w/ the deep ass voice actually their grandfather??"<p/><b>Got7:</b> "so many different races in 1 group i'm living. bruh their dorms must be so wild, how are they raising a dog??? rapline is kinda weak........they could still get it tho. all of them have such vibrant personalities MUST. RESIST. STANNING. their second name is dab7? i don't know them."<p/><b>Seventeen:</b> "ok joke's on us, we all thought we couldn't remember exo's names but shitballs, seventeen exists. wow they seem so fun to be around, i want to be their friend. their leader must have approximately 8.9 breakdowns everyday. how are they always so happy??? they're legit stranded on an island ffs. dino is 100% their real baby."<p/><b>Monsta X:</b> "so THAT'S the member that everyone loves bc he's such a meme. do they always remix their songs when performing??? they're so lit???? i'm still confused as to why this group doesn't have a first win. came to check them out bc of got7 and wasn't disappointed."<p/><b>Day6:</b> "lmao that famous guy from twitter is in a kpop group???? why does it feel like JYP is just letting them run around the company and do whatever they want at this point....does JYP even know they exist?? their songs make you wanna hit up your nonexistent ex *jams sadly*. who's bob???"<p/><b>iKon:</b> "they shouldn't be the next bigbang or the next anything, they're low-key doing amazing already. bad first impressions always turn into good ones when yall take the time to know them. they literally have their own anthem??? what's a visual i only know ikon."<p/><b>NCT:</b> "there SM goes again, tempting us w/ new groups but depriving us of comebacks. how is taeyong supposed to hold the fort down when he has 40 kids he hasn't even met yet?? they're exo's biggest fanboys, everyone needs to stan them asap. if they didn't look and sound so good, i'd sue SM for dressing them like they're homeless. the dreamies are so spoiled by the hyungs and their company. MY CHILDREN????"<p/></p>

Okay but dadvid au where David has weird punishments for Max. Because he knows a kid like Max won’t care if he gets grounded or put in timeout.
So David decides “forced positivity” is the best way to get Max to fix his poor attitude.
So when Max curses him out or acts like a little shit, David stand up and goes “That’s it Max! You’re going on a nature walk!”
And the school calls David in because Max got in trouble for cursing out a teacher. And David just gasps and looks at Max and says; “I am going to make you bake SO MANY COOKIES!”

How to Write a Novel:  Tips For Visual Thinkers.

1.  Plotting is your friend.

This is basically a must for all writers (or at least, it makes our job significantly easier/less time consuming/less likely to make us want to rip our hair out by the roots), but visual thinkers tend to be great at plotting.  There’s something about a visible outline that can be inexplicably pleasing to us, and there are so many great ways to go about it.   Here are a few examples: 

  • The Three-Act Structure
    • This one is one of the simplest:  it’s divided into the tried-and-true three acts, or parts, a la William Shakespeare, and includes a basic synopsis of what happens in each.  It’s simple, it’s familiar, it’s easy to add to, and it get’s the job done. 
    • It starts with Act I – i.e. the set-up, or establishing the status quo – which is usually best if it’s the shortest act, as it tends to bore audiences quickly.  This leads to Act II, typically the longest, which   introduces the disruptor and shows how characters deal with it, and is sandwiched by Act III (the resolution.)  
  • The Chapter-by-Chapter
    • This is the one I use the most.  It allows you to elucidate on the goings on of your novel in greater detail than the quintessential three act synopsis generally could, fully mapping out your manuscript one chapter at a time.  The descriptions can be as simple or as elaborate as you need them to be, and can be added to or edited throughout the progression of your novel.
    • Can easily be added to/combined with the three-act structure.
  • The Character Arc(s)
    • This isn’t one that I’ve used a lot, but it can be a lot of fun, particularly for voice-driven/literary works:  instead on focusing on the events of the plot, this one centralizes predominantly around the arc of your main character/characters.  As with its plot-driven predecessors, it can be in point-by-point/chapter-by-chapter format, and is a great way to map out character development.  
  • The Tent Moments
    • By “tent moments,” I mean the moments that hold up the foundation (i.e. the plot) of the novel, in the way that poles and wires hold up a tent.  This one builds off of the most prevalent moments of the novel – the one’s you’re righting the story around – and is great for writers that want to cut straight to the action.  Write them out in bullet points, and plan the rest of the novel around them.
  • The Mind Map
    • This one’s a lot of fun, and as an artist, I should probably start to use it more.  It allows you to plot out your novel the way you would a family tree, using doodles, illustrations, and symbols to your heart’s content.  Here’s a link to how to create basic mind maps on YouTube.

2.  “Show don’t tell” is probably your strong suit.

If you’re a visual thinker, your scenes are probably at least partially originally construed as movie scenes in your head.  This can be a good thing, so long as you can harness a little of that mental cinematography and make your readers visualize the scenes the way you do.

A lot of published authors have a real big problem with giving laundry lists of character traits rather than allowing me to just see for myself.  Maybe I’m spoiled by the admittedly copious amounts of fanfiction I indulge in, where the writer blissfully assumes that I know the characters already and let’s the personalities and visuals do the talking.  Either way, the pervasive “telling” approach does get tedious.

Here’s a hypothetical example.  Let’s say you wanted to describe a big, tough, scary guy, who your main character is afraid of.  The “tell” approach might go something like this:

Tommy was walking along when he was approached by a big, tough, scary guy who looked sort of angry.

“Hey, kid,” said the guy.  “Where are you going?”

“I’m going to a friend’s house,” Tommy replied.  

I know, right?  This is Boring with a capital ‘B.’  

On the other hand, let’s check out the “show” approach:

The man lumbered towards Tommy, shaved head pink and glistening in the late afternoon sun.  His beady eyes glinted predatorily beneath the thick, angry bushes of his brows.

“Hey, kid,” the man grunted, beefy arms folded over his pot belly.  “Where are you going?” 

“I’m going to a friend’s house,” Tommy replied, hoping the man didn’t know that he was ditching school.

See how much better that is?  We don’t need to be told the man is big, tough, and scary looking because the narrative shows us, and draws the reader a lot more in the process.  

This goes for scene building, too.  For example: 

Exhibit A:

Tyrone stepped out onto his balcony.  It was a beautiful night.

Lame.  

Exhibit B: 

Tyrone stepped out onto his balcony, looking up at the inky abyss of the night sky, dotted with countless stars and illuminated by the buttery white glow of the full moon.

Much better.

3.  But conversely, know when to tell.

A book without any atmosphere or vivid, transformative descriptors tends to be, by and large, a dry and boring hunk of paper.  That said, know when you’re showing the reader a little too much.

Too many descriptors will make your book overflow with purple prose, and likely become a pretentious read that no one wants to bother with.

So when do you “tell” instead of “show?”  Well, for starters, when you’re transitioning from one scene to the next.

For example:

As the second hand of the clock sluggishly ticked along, the sky ever-so-slowly transitioning from cerulean, to lilac, to peachy sunset.  Finally, it became inky black, the moon rising above the horizon and stars appearing by the time Lakisha got home.

These kind of transitions should be generally pretty immemorable, so if yours look like this you may want to revise.

Day turned into evening by the time Lakisha got home. 

See?  It’s that simple.

Another example is redundant descriptions:  if you show the fudge out of a character when he/she/they are first introduced and create an impression that sticks with the reader, you probably don’t have to do it again.  

You can emphasize features that stand out about the character (i.e. Milo’s huge, owline eyes illuminated eerily in the dark) but the reader probably doesn’t need a laundry list of the character’s physical attributes every other sentence.  Just call the character by name, and for God’s sake, stay away from epithets:  the blond man.  The taller woman.  The angel.  Just, no.  If the reader is aware of the character’s name, just say it, or rework the sentence. 

All that said, it is important to instill a good mental image of your characters right off the bat.

Which brings us to my next point…

4.  Master the art of character descriptions.

Visual thinkers tend to have a difficult time with character descriptions, because most of the time, they tend to envision their characters as played their favorite actors, or as looking like characters from their favorite movies or TV shows.

That’s why you’ll occasionally see characters popping up who are described as looking like, say, Chris Evans.  

It’s a personal pet peeve of mine, because A) what if the reader has never seen Chris Evans?  Granted, they’d probably have to be living on Mars, but you get the picture:  you don’t want your readers to have to Google the celebrity you’re thirsting after in order for them to envision your character.  B) It’s just plain lazy, and C) virtually everyone will know that the reason you made this character look like Chris Evans is because you want to bang Chris Evans.  

Not that that’s bad or anything, but is that really what you want to be remembered for?

Now, I’m not saying don’t envision your characters as famous attractive people – hell, that’s one of the paramount joys of being a writer.  But so’s describing people!  Describing characters is a lot of fun, draws in the reader, and really brings your character to life.

So what’s the solution?  If you want your character to look like Chris Evans, describe Chris Evans.

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:

Exhibit A:

The guy got out of the car to make sure Carlos was alright, and holy cow, he looked just like Dean Winchester!

No bueno.  Besides the fact that I’m channeling the writing style of 50 Shades of Grey a little here, everyone who reads this is going to process that you’re basically writing Supernatural fanfiction.  That, or they’ll have to Google who Dean Winchester is, which, again, is no good.

Exhibit B:  

The guy got out of the car to make sure Carlos was alright, his short, caramel blond hair stirring in the chilly wind and a smattering of freckles across the bridge of his nose.  His eyes were wide with concern, and as he approached, Carlos could see that they were gold-tinged, peridot green in the late afternoon sun.

Also note that I’m keeping the description a little vague here;  I’m doing this for two reasons, the first of which being that, in general, you’re not going to want to describe your characters down to the last detail.  Trust me.  It’s boring, and your readers are much more likely to become enamored with a well-written personality than they are a vacant sex doll.  Next, by keeping the description a little vague, I effectively manage to channel a Dean Winchester-esque character without literally writing about Dean Winchester.

Let’s try another example: 

Exhibit A:

Charlotte’s boyfriend looked just like Idris Elba. 

Exhibit B:  

Charlotte’s boyfriend was a stunning man, eyes pensive pools of dark brown amber and a smile so perfect that it could make you think he was deliciously prejudiced in your favor.  His skin was dark copper, textured black hair gray at the temples, and he filled out a suit like no other.

Okay, that one may have been because I just really wanted to describe Idris Elba, but you get the point:  it’s more engaging for the reader to be able to imagine your character instead of mentally inserting some sexy fictional character or actor, however beloved they may be.

So don’t skimp on the descriptions!

5.  Don’t be afraid to find inspiration in other media!

A lot of older people recommend ditching TV completely in order to improve creativity and become a better writer.  Personally, if you’ll pardon my French, I think this is bombastic horseshit.  

TV and cinema are artistic mediums the same way anything else is.  Moreover, the sheer amount of fanart and fanfiction – some of which is legitimately better than most published content – is proof to me that you can derive inspiration from these mediums as much as anything else.

The trick is to watch media that inspires you.  I’m not going to say “good media” because that, in and of itself, is subjective.  I, for example, think Supernatural is a fucking masterpiece of intertextual postmodernism and amazing characterization, whereas someone else might think it’s a hot mess of campy special effects and rambling plotlines.  Conversely, one of my best friends loves Twilight, both the movies and the books, which, I’m going to confess, I don’t get at all.  But it doesn’t matter that it isn’t good to me so long as it’s good to her.   

So watch what inspires you.  Consume any whatever movies, books, and shows you’re enthusiastic about, figure out what you love most about them, and apply that to your writing.  Chances are, readers will find your enthusiasm infectious.

As a disclaimer, this is not to say you get a free pass from reading:  I’ve never met a good writer who didn’t read voraciously.  If you’re concerned that you can’t fall in love with books the way you used to (which, sadly, is a common phenomenon) fear not:  I grappled with that problem after I started college, and I’ll be posting an article shortly on how to fall back in love reading.

So in the meanwhile, be sure to follow my blog, and stay tuned for future content!

(This one goes out to my friend, beta reader, and fellow writer @megpieeee, who is a tremendous visual thinker and whose books will make amazing movies someday.)

Love is Love

Okay, but this scene right here, will always hold a special place in my heart. This is when Jonathan suddenly realises the feelings our little redhead has for him and it’s like he’s actually sees Sherwin for a moment, and I’m not talking appearances, it’s like he’s actually looked at him and all the pieces fell into place. Then he looked at the kids who judged them and you know what he did? Instead of brushing it off and pretending it didn’t happen, he goes to look for Sherwin because it doesn’t matter what they think. I can’t even say I didn’t cry during this scene because I bawled my eyes out over this.

Originally posted by yavileto

be more chill; a summary
  • more than survive: masturbation and suffering
  • i love play rehearsal: girl gets very excited about play rehearsal
  • the squip song: fun fact i'm not all that cool i cheated
  • two player game: NO HOMO BRO
  • the squip enters: ouch
  • be more chill pt 1: dude you fucking suck
  • do you wanna ride: do you wanna ride my ;)))))))) moms van
  • be more chill pt 2: listen here bitch
  • more than survive reprise: no masturbation and less suffering
  • a guy that i'd kinda be into: things are looking up for nerd then everything goes to shit
  • upgrade: bitchy character development
  • halloween: underage drinking the musical
  • do you wanna hang: he don't wanna do the fuc
  • michael in the bathroom: give this poor kid a hug, some ice cream, and a decent friend
  • the smartphone hour: chaos and gossip
  • the pitiful children: fun fact; everyone else is suffering too
  • the play: everything starts to go to shit then michael saves the day
  • voices in my head: he got the girl
Steven's not Cookie Cat, Lars is

Lars being killed, then resurrected and turned into the same magical being that lion is has been hinted at since the very first episode of Steven Universe. It’s been in front of our eyes this whole time.

Lets first look at the Lyrics for cookie cat and analyze it:

Oh, he’s a frozen treat with an all new taste

Cause he came to this planet from outer space

Lars attitude completely changed once he was on the ship, and on homeworld. From admitting his cowardly ways, to standing up for himself, protecting his friends, and showing his appreciation for everything he didn’t appreciate before. “Frozen treat with an all new taste” symbolizing his cold attitude before, with who he is now.

“A refugee of an interstellar world

But now he’s at your local grocery store”

A refugee is defined as a person who has been forced to leave their home. Lars was taken from his home, unlike Steven who surrendered himself.

Cookie Cat

He’s a pet for your tummy

Cookie Cat

He’s super duper yummy

Cookie Cat

He left his family behind

Cookie Caaat!

“He left his family behind”, yes both Steven and Lars did leave their families behind. But Lars didn’t willingly leave his family behind like Steven did. Steven left his family behind to protect them. Steven probably feels a great satisfaction knowing that he’s not the cause for his family’s danger anymore. Lars probably feels more torn, and upset by leaving his family behind. A family he didn’t appreciate before. Also Lars seems to feel guilt for leaving Sadie behind when he could have protected her. So I feel this applies more to Lars then steven.

Now lets look at the first ever scene in the series:

the scene starts off with Steven yelling no! And his dramatic reaction to the loss of his beloved Cookie Cat ice cream.

then proceeds to Steven being in denial claiming that it “has to be a dream”. So why so dramatic over ice cream? Because it’s not about ice cream. The scene symbolizes lars’s death in the recent episode off colors.

Steven calls out for Lars.

holds him, and continues to mourn for the loss of his Cookie Cat. So why hold Lars? Someone who obviously is busy stocking, and clearly rejects his affections. It’s because Steven holding him tightly hints at the recent events that just unfolded in the previous released episode.

Then the next frame Lars addresses that cookie cats have been replaced with Lion lickers. I believe this hints at Lars (Cookie Cat) changing into the same magical being that lion is (being represented as Lion Lickers)

I’d like to point out in the next frame that Lars describes cookie cats as “wimpy” which is particularly odd that he chose that adjective to describe cookie cats. He could have said stupid, lame, gross, etc. any typical insult. He chose “wimpy” how does Lars see himself? Lars does not view himself in very positive ways. He does see himself as a coward, scared, everything that a wimp is.

Lars continues to say “why don’t you make some with your “magic belly button”. Which I also find odd to some extent. Being that we needed to address Steven, and his gem origin at some point in the episode, but why would Lars address it in that way? Why is Lars the first to address Steven’s gem, and gem abilities? Not someone else? Someone with better understanding of gems? I might be reading a little bit into this, but I think this is foreshadowing Steven healing Lars much like Lars is claiming that Steven heals Cookie Cat, and bring cookie cat back with his “magic belly button”. Much like Steven does with Lars. Reviving Lars after he died with his magical healing powers.

Next Steven describes cookie cat as having a crunchy exterior, which sounds like who? Lars pretends to be tough, and have a rough exterior to impress people like the cool kids. Which also goes into his style. His tough-looking graphic tees, his edgy haircut, even his gauges. I believe he does all of this to make him look tough. So that he can “fit in” and look cool to the cool kids.

Then Steven describes cookie cat have a creamy inside. Much like Lars who plays it off like he’s this cool tough guy, but inside he’s this soft, pampered kid with a loving family, who loves to bake. Who has genuine feelings that he tries to hide for people. Who cares, and has more bottled up emotions than anyone could have figured.

Then Steven brings it back to mourning of his cookie cat. Claiming that cookie cat was “too good for this world”. Why so much emphasis on the loss of cookie cat? Why so dramatic? Why make it seem so literal for the death of cookie cat? It’s because cookie cat is really just Lars.

Also id like to point out cookie cats mixed colored eyes. Something about that reminds me of Lars’s scar over his eye.

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Bless you, bless your family, bless your future bc your headcanons are excellent and rlly helping me out rn

consider me blessed³

  • coran was a bad influence back in the day
    • he’s of the opinion that a little teenage rebellion never hurt nobody
    • (plus being an enabler is just so fun)
    • “allura your mother and i are very disappointed in you,” says alfor as coran discreetly high fives allura behind his back
  • lance, to the little kid he’s holding: “-and that’s keith. i know he looks grumpy but don’t worry, he was just born with that face”
  • in emergency situations shiro can use his arm as a flashlight
  • [shit goes down] “nope. nu-uh. i am palad-out of here”
  • shiro: “hunk is lance with you?” hunk, as lance visibly dives behind the couch: “uh you know what you just missed him”
  • pidge is the emotional equivalent of a bull in a china shop
    • she says whatever she’s thinking because why shouldn’t she?
    • but as soon as it comes out of her mouth she’s like,,, wait,,, that’s why
    • someone: “damn pidge that was savage” pidge, who thought she was just telling it like it is: “…oh no”
  • allura: “i have total faith in you, paladins” allura, as soon as the paladins leave: “there’s like a 30% chance they’ll all die”

yesterday at work i was showing this lil kid what pokemon cards we had in and i went to get him one of the lunala tins bc he said he liked lunala more than solgaleo so i said “oh yeah hes pretty cool isnt he” and this kid goes “actually its a genderless pokemon” like………..what a legend. 9 years old and already knows gender is bullshit, rock on little dude