and just when i was gonna give up

  • Voice Mail: To leave a message, just wait for the tone.
  • Tai: I know how to leave a goddamn message.
  • Voice Mail: When you are finished recording, just hang up or press pound for more options.
  • Tai: Really. Hang up. No shit. I was just gonna keep talking until she decided check her voice mail.
  • Voice Mail: For delivery options, press five.
  • Tai: Just give me the damn beep!
  • Voice Mail: To leave a call back number, press eight. To page this person, press six,-
  • Tai: Come on!
  • Voice Mail: To repeat this message, press nine.
  • Tai: I will fucking stab you, computer-phone-lady!
  • Voice Mail: To mark this message as urgent, press eleven.
  • Tai: THERE IS NO ELEVEN, YOU FUCKING WHORE!
  • Yang: Oooh language.

anonymous asked:

Long ass Power outage in the winter (its freakishingly cold outside) how would the boys warm up their S/O (you can do nsfw if it comes to you ;) )

No Nsfw because I’m lazy

Noctis:

  • He’ll most likely just bring you into a warm nap with him.
  • Most likely under a pile of blankets.
  • Maybe some hot chocolate or coffee too.

Prompto:

  • You two will somehow end up in a big blanket burrito.
  • But it’s worth it because you two are warm now.

  • But it gets even better when you two snuggle even closer.

Gladio:

  • He’s gonna give you his jacket.
  • And a nice thick blanket.
  • And before you know it, your face in on the human furnace’s chest.

Ignis:

  • He’ll get you some warm tea or coffee first.
  • Then he’ll be a gentleman and give you his jacket as you wait.
  • But if you’re somehow cold, he’ll wrap you up tightly in a thick blanket and hold you close to his chest.

Just give me a chance


LMFAO U THOUGHT I WAS DONE? HA GUESS AGAIN


I don’t really like Lance sad but sometimes life puts you down but what’s amazing is what happens afterwards, after you overcome it. You’re ready to take over the world, you’re not the same person you were before, you became stronger than ever. Sometimes you just have to be pushed to your limits for you to grow and learn. Lance will overcome this and when he does, he will slay you all

RIKU IS THE BESTEST PARTY MEMBER SORA COULD EVER ASK FOR

This will be lengthy, but it’s important to me!

During the fight with Xemnas, Riku is so protective of Sora. One of his reaction commands is just to guard you!

Just to shield Sora! 

Then there’s that thing Xemnas does with Sora when he’s shocking him in the air and Riku is like OH SHIT! 

But Xemnas, being the jerk he is, kicks Riku all the way to the edge of the area; Riku still gonna fight because Riku doesn’t give up! He then stops Xemnas by grabbing his electricity darkness whatever the fuck hand with his OWN-BARE-HAND

smacks Xemnas right in the face and throws him in the freaking air! 

Oh and then AND THEN he says, “Is that all you got?” Like, this boy savage!!! They also fist bump after after their limit command… total bros forever. 

ANYWAY, Sora ever get smacked by Xemnas and drop his keyblade?

 Riku got you. He’ll dive for that shiz and throw it back to Sora. 

AND THEN WE GOT THAT SCENE AT THE END! You know that part where Xemnas smacks Riku in the face with his light saber thing and he’s about ready to bring the smack down to Sora? 

Well, Riku ain’t about that life and blocks Xemnas from hitting Sora,

pushes Sora out of the way 

so he can take the blow in the back by the saber instead!!! 


RIKU DOES EVERYTHING HE CAN TO KEEP SORA ALIVE! 

AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON DREAM DROP DISTANCE!

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Do you ever just think “hey, I wonder if someone has made this thing” and when you search for it your life is changed forever?

just once i want someone to fight for me, to think “oh shit i could really lose her”, but it seems like i’m always doing the fighting. i guess that’s my problem, people think i’m always gonna be there because when they leave i don’t shut the door on their way out. i feel myself being pushed to the point of just not giving a shit and that says a lot because even though i’m fucked up, my heart’s big

TBH? the events of the TOS movies are 1000x better when you remember that Kirk dragged Bones’ ass out of retirement. I feel like 85% of the time his inner monologue is “you know what i dont even give a fuck any more”
star trek IV: we’re gonna go back in time to pick up some fucking whales? why the fuck not. while we’re at it lemme potentially change the timeline of all recorded history by helping a lady. i’m here on borrowed time.
star trek VI: instead of worrying when jim is getting his ass kicked on rura penthe i’m just gonna cheer him on. this is all great, just how I wanted to spend my golden years. boy do i love me some assassination attempts. having a good time. what the fuc

so no we can’t talk and I know that I know that I know that but my hands still shake when I think of you with her and my heart still aches when I think of you touching her.
so maybe I should block you so I can’t reach out because if I reached out you’d only push me back down because every card I’ve ever fuckin owned was in your hands and you still picked her so
now you’ve got her.
and it can’t be both ways, anyway. we can be civil and
act like we never talked way too extensively about fucking but
it’s not like we’re gonna be friends, you know?
it’s not like we can talk like we talked and maybe next time I’m drunk I’ll give you a call and I can talk and you can listen and act like you’re mad but maybe just this once you won’t be because
you miss how it was but then you’ll whisper that you have to go and when you hang up you’ll roll over and put your arm around her and
i’ll probably throw up on the side of the road again and
try to forget all about you when I sober up in a bed that never had you in it but still felt empty when you left.
—  if you’re reading this let me know– lily rain
FF XV React: Words of encouragment for you

Noctis: Hey, c'mon look at me and listen. You want to know a secret about the future and how not to be afraid of tommorrow? Here it is: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. So you keep dreaming, higher and more unimaginable than anyone else!

Gladiolus: You’ve got the makings of greatness in you! But you have to take the helm and chart your own course! Stick to it! No matter the squall! There’s gonna come a day when you’ll really get to test yourself and show the world what you’re made of! And I hope I’m there, seeing the light come off of you that day.

Prompto: Now you listen to me and listen good! A winner is just a loser who never learned to give up! So you be the best loser you can be and keep going! I’ll be cheering for you in the stands even if I cheer alone!

Ignis: Everything may seem hopeless right now, but there is a law in the world that is an undeniable truth. Good and better days will, and have to come. This storm will pass as all things do, and then you will be laughing at such a thing that you once feared.

Cor: In all my years I’ve learned many truths. Some that sound too good to be true, but they are. Let me tell you that what I am about to say is true; A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Regis: There now, dry your eyes and lift your head up. Keep it up and may it never lower. Why you ask? Your crown might fall if you do so. A crown alight with all those brilliant ideas the world has yet to bare witness in this cold dark reality.

Cid: Take some advice from this old man, just do what you got to do to be happy. Life’s too short to be doing stuff to make other people happy. It’s real simple thinking, but too many folks don’t do it. Do whatever; sleep in a little, splurge a little, eat that treat youve been craving it dont matter what you do as long as it’s for yourself. Selfish? Maybe, but is it so selfish to take better take care of yourself?

Clarus: Walk tall and do not falter. You might think that it’s for a lost cause for you don’t see an audience, you don’t recquire one. Do it for yourself first and foremost, and if others are in awe of you wish that they can do the same for themselves.

Iris: Hey listen me! I know you might feel like a mess and that’s okay! Sleep it off or shake it off, but don’t let it stay! If it’s too much then let me carry some of that weight so you can stand tall again!

Cidney: Dont listen to the people who talk behind your back. You’re just two steps ahead of them is all! Instead of walking down other peoples paths, you go on ahead and make your own so other people can follow!

Gentiana: I know the days appear without end, a cold, dark barren wasteland. But it is in a wasteland where storms can be the strongest, and the deadliest. You are that storm. Nothing is in your way.

Lunafreya: Do not hide away your emotions. If you are sad, then cry. If you are mad, then scream. It is a reminder that you are human; and as any human you evolve. Stronger than ever before.

Ravus: Give no satisfaction to those who are attempting to destroy you. What words they speak they merely wish unto themselves, but are cowards to do so. You are no coward.

Areana: You beating yourself up? You a masochist or something? Heh, we’re our own worst enemies, but like they say; keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Even if that enemy is yourself, with each time you decide to keep going you’re beating yourself for entitely different reasons. That’s the way it should be.

Ardyn: Now, now my dear, no need to fret. You may think you’ve lost and failed at everything. But to have never tried, is never to have lived and besides - when you have nothing to lose, you have all to gain.

Nyx: Y'know, most people would have given up a long time ago. They wouldn’t have even bothered at all to keep going…So why do you? Heh, dont know? ‘Cus you got “something” to still keep you going even if you dont know what that is yet. Keep going to find out what it is, and if you can’t find the reason - then keep going for me, cus I’ll always give you one.

Libertus: Listen to me, you might say I’m just telling you this cus I 'oughta but I say it cus I really do care 'bout ya.The world would be more dark without you here. I mean it. You’re one little light out of a million, a billion out there and you might not think that you stand out or shine - but you do. Sometimes one little candle is all you need to not be afraid of the dark.

Crowe: You know when all is said and done at the end of the day, no matter how horrible it was - you’re still you but only better. It may not be by much, you might not even notice it. You survived and you learned, so that’s an accomplisment unto itself.

Drautos: I’ll tell it to you straight and simple; just do it. Whatever it is or whatever it may be, go on and try. Learn from it if you fail, keep trying if you want to. Kick ass and take names.

Luche: Head back, back straight and deep breaths. Take your own time when it comes to things, at your own pace. No one is rushing you, only yourself.

Dino: Listen 'ere kid, greatness ain’t born, it’s made. Like a diamond. Little peice of coal takes forever to be something that everyone wants. So take your sweet 'ol time and be the diamond everyone wants, and then dont! 'Cus a precious stone like you belongs to nobody!

Storyline of BTS albums
  • No More Dream: I don't have anything I wanna be when I grow up, I'll just do what I want. I have nothing to work for but I want sucess. #Rebel
  • O! R U L8 2?: Screw school, I still don't have any dreams. Whatever. Why we gotta work for nothing?!
  • Skool Luv Affair: Omg, I like this girl!! I suddenly want to go to school now, please accept my love.
  • Dark & Wild: SHE PLAYING ME, WHY DID I EVEN GIVE HER MY TIME OMG
  • HYYH Pt. 1: Crying because I miss her, I need her.
  • HYYH Pt. 2: Screw her, I'm gonna forget about her and do illegal stuff while I'm trying to convince myself I don't need her.
  • HYYH Epilogue: oH SHIZ, doing illegal stuff was bad, my friends are leaving (*cough* dying *cough*), wow I need her back...she's the only one who can save me from myself
  • WINGS: Hahaha, I'm over it all. I'm an adult, I can do adult-ing stuff and be SINgle.
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The answer is no. Absolutely no. If she thought she could win this fight why would she be offering to sell the victory to us even for a fortune? Trust me.

For work reasons, I regularly have to stand up in front of a bunch of people I have never met before, and talk to them. Usually it’s about fifteen people, but at conference time my seminars have upwards of seventy-five people or more in the audience.

For years, public speaking was not my favorite thing; I dreaded it more than anything else in the world. But I love it now, and I’ve been told I’m good at it, so I’m gonna share some tips. 

  1. Freak out. Go ahead. Give yourself permission to panic about having to stand up in front of a bunch of people and give a speech. Go. Panic, scream, cry, complain to the world. Just get it out of your system - really get it all out in one go. You can have anywhere from ten minutes to three hours, depending on how close this due date is. But however long you take, know that when you’re done freaking out, that’s it - it’s work time now.
  2. Make an outline. Write down the main points you want to cover. Dates, theories, equations, all of the Big Stuff. Write them all down in the beginning, so you won’t forget them later.
  3. Once the Big Stuff is written down, start filling in details: what’s important about this date, explain this theory, what’s the application for this equation. If it seems relevant, give examples (but limit it to one or two easy examples per item; overfilling with examples can lead to your audience forgetting what you were talking about)
  4. If you are making a PowerPoint - start transferring that outline into your slides. Don’t worry about design, format, animations, none of that right now. It shouldn’t be pretty at the beginning, all you need is your information on the slides. Make sure your slides are simple and not stuffed with information. Font size should be at least 28 for every bit of text - if you need to shrink it down to fit your information on, move it to the next slide or user fewer words.
  5. Write your speech in bullet points. Resist the urge to write it out word-for-word. If you write it out word-for-word and practice from that and nothing else, one of two things is probably going to happen: you will recite the speech as you have written and it will come across as a recitation rather than a presentation, or you will forget a word somewhere in the middle and stumble over yourself. Writing your speech in bullet points lets you fill in the transitions as you’re practicing; your flow will be more even and natural when you’re speaking, and you won’t get caught up in what the next word is supposed to be.
  6. Practice. Practice, practice, practice. Do not, under any circumstances, wing it. If you wing it, you will feel unprepared, so you will come across as unprepared, and you will probably forget important details or be surprised when a particular slide shows up. Practice until you are tired of your topic, practice until you want to murder your topic and bury it out in the back.
  7. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a sentence and realizing you have no more air left. When you’re practicing, make note of where you should breathe.
  8. Practice with an audience that can interact with you (your dog is a loving and supportive friend, but your dog can’t tell that you’re talking too fast). You need to give your speech to someone who will give you honest feedback - it can be an audience of one. Make it clear to them how you want their help: do you want them to critique your content, your presentation skills, or both.
  9. Preparation is equally as important as practicing. Check your PowerPoint - are all your animations working correctly? Is everything spelled right? Do you have legible notecards written in a way that will help you? Do you have an outfit planned (you want to look nice, but you also want to be comfortable)?
  10. Three days before, stop tweaking it. Stop making major changes. Go ahead and change the wording, but do not add any new content (and do not remove content unless it really is garbage). Up until now you’ve been practicing with a certain set of content, and throwing new content in at the last minute can unsettle your pacing and structure - it’s information you haven’t had nearly as much time as practice.
  11. One day before, leave it alone completely. It’s locked. Done. It’ll be what it’ll be. 24 hours before your speech is not the time to making any kind of adjustments to it. You’ve practiced what you have, you know you can rock what you have, so you’re going to give what you have.
  12. If steps 9 and 10 have both failed for any number of reasons (which is fine! happens to me all the time), then this is the rule you need to pay attention to. For the love of everything you find holy, do not make changes to your speech right before you give it. This has the same effect as winging it, and all the practice you’ve done will be for nothing.
  13. Get a good night’s sleep. Be hydrated. Eat breakfast (but not a super big special breakfast that might upset your stomach; eat your normal breakfast, even if that’s toaster pastries and a can of soda). Dress in layers, so you can remove or add a layer as necessary and not be freezing or sweating up there.
  14. Go first, if you have the option. Seriously. Volunteer to go first. You’ll get it out of the way, and you’ll be done. More importantly, you won’t be watching everyone else’s presentations/speeches while worrying about your own - that’s a super easy way to psych yourself out. So go first, or at least go early.

Other tips!

  1. Watch stand-up comedy. What stand-up comedy teaches you is timing, pacing, and audience interaction. Stand-up comics stand in front of people and talk to them for a living - they just happen to be funny when they do it. Study them for timing and pacing: where do they pause, for how long, how do they transition two wildly different topics together, etc. Stand-up comics are great at handling unpredictable audiences.
  2. PowerPoint animations: never use slide transitions, and the only animation you should ever use is “appear.” The “appear” animation controls what’s on the slide at any given time and is helpful for both you and the audience (though don’t make stuff disappear once it’s already on the slide). You won’t rush over yourself trying to move on to the next topic, because the next topic isn’t visible yet.
  3. Also on PowerPoint: know where your slides end. Create a little circle or square in the bottom corner that’s just a shade or two darker than the background color, and have it be the last thing to appear on the slide. Your audience won’t notice it, but it’ll be an indicator for you that the slide’s over and you’re moving on.
  4. If it’s speech with a time limit, have a buddy keep time by holding up a piece of paper with how much time you have remaining. Since you’ve practiced, you should know about how long your speech is, but you may speed up or slow down in front of people and you need to know about that. Be clear with them up front about what they need to tell you: you don’t want to be suddenly blindsided with 2:00 LEFT, but neither do you want to be warned every five minutes.
  5. Have a buddy give you signals. I talk super fast in front of people, so I always have someone in the back of the room to give me the “slow down” hand signal. You may also get really quiet, and you need someone to tell you to speak up. If at all possible, you want to adjust your speed or volume before someone in the audience points it out to you, which can interrupt your rhythm and train of thought.
  6. If you talk with your hands, talk with your hands. If you want to stand still, stand still. If you like jokes, tell jokes. If you need Star Trek references, make them. Let yourself be yourself. You’re already in an uncomfortable situation, and trying to silence something fundamental about who you are is going to make it so much worse. Be yourself in front of a crowd - you will be a lot more interesting, and a lot more fun (and have a lot more fun), than everyone else who’s trying to be as flat as possible.

If you have any questions or want some extra advice or anything, I’m happy to help!

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03.26.16

1/5 days of studying: spring break | day one for me was primarily tidying up my workspace (because holy crap i did not realize how bad things had gotten, messiness wise), and also planning out how i’m gonna be spending the rest of my 4 days!! giving myself a relatively easy-ish first day, because it is technically just the second day of spring break for me, and i don’t want to force myself into studying super hard just when i finally have some time off from school! either way though, i always consider planning time to be very Valuable, because it serves as a guiding tool of some sorts for how i will spend my time~ ya ya ok let’s do this!! ⌒°(ᴖ◡ᴖ)°⌒

BUCKLE DOWN KIDDIES. I’VE GOT WORDS.

So this was my second con, but for some reason I was even more nervous than last year?? I walk into the photo op room and my heart is pounding and I feel like I’m gonna projectile vomit all over the floor (which I don’t. Thank god). Finally I walk up, and we say hello. Except he needs to get his hair fixed, as the previous people had him wear a hat. So I’m standing there just staring at him, and as he’s getting his hair fixed he looks at me from the corner of his eye and gives me this little grin, and I think that’s when my soul leapt from my body tbh. His handler had taken my phone to show him the pose, so when I’m ready he takes my hands and guides me into place (I was awkward as heck lmao), and he dips me, and there’s just this moment where we’re staring at each other. His eyes are so FRICKING blue. But I digress. The picture is taken, and he brings me back up. Which I thought would be the end of it, but nope! All the sudden he’s TWIRLING me, like we’re dancing. Which I was in no way prepared for, so I ended up making the stupidest squealing noise. Then I say thank you, and he smiles at me, and I walk out of there with the shakiest hands of my life.

ANYWAY. Once it’s my turn for autographs, my stomach is doing all sorts of flips again, but I end up managing to tell him how I wrote my college application essay about my experience with Gishwhes. He looks up at me all wide eyed and excited, and goes, “WHAAAT!” And then I tell him I wrote about how amazing it was, and how it helped me break out of my shell. Then he gives me a big high five and says, “that’s amazing!! Did it work?” But I haven’t applied yet, which I tell him. He gives me a hand shake and says, “well I wish you the best of luck! That’s awesome.” And I thank him.

During his panel, someone had asked him when he feels like a hero, to which he responded with a joking “when I’m wearing a cape and tights.” So as I’m about to leave from my autograph, I say, “you don’t need a cape to be a hero, by the way.” And he suddenly just has this small, bashful smile on his face and he says, “thank you, that’s very sweet.”

So that’s the story of how I danced and had a little conversation with Misha. It was honestly so amazing. When we were talking, he looked at me like he genuinely cared. Like I mattered. And I am so fucking grateful. If I could thank him a thousand times over, I would.

PS. His hands are super soft and warm. Just as an FYI.

taylor york: the glue that keeps paramore together. i’ve been saying it since the day josh and zac left and i said it when jeremy left and i’m gonna say it till the day i die.

like we all know hayley would never give up on paramore, she’s expressed that many times, but taylor, he doesnt talk about it much, and to know that each time he’s literally been like “fuck everyone else i still love being in the band I’m gonna stay” just makes me really appreciate him so much. he should be more appreciated and it makes me mad when he doesnt get that

he really is a true friend, and really is just as passionate about paramore as hayley is. i’ve seen ppl say they probs won’t last many more years but they will cause hayley has taylor and they are literally so fucking talented they’re unstoppable.

conclusion: thank you taylor york for never giving up on paramore, for never giving up on hayley, for pretty much just never giving up on it all. you’re passionate af about all this and it’s the best thing

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you know what my school is gonna need? TEACHERS! so i headed over to the gallery to employ some~ (are any of them qualified to teach? probably not. oops)

from left to right we have…

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Jackson x Reader

Requested by @imginarygirl

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“It’s terrifying, he turned up at my house to give her roses, like I don’t even know how he found her!” Stiles sighed and Scott let out a low laugh.

“Not as bad as the practise you were late for, she cheered for him and he tripped, ploughed right into Greenburg.” They both laughed as they hurried over to your locker to find you attempting to stuffed bears and roses back into your locker.

“Can I burn these, is that bad… maybe I can give them to people.” You yelped and shoved a bear into the arms of a passing student.

“I think school prohibits setting fires in your locker.” Stiles mumbled as you gave up and let everything pool out on the floor.

“You just gonna leave that there?” Scott asked as you grabbed your bag and started walking to class.

“Yup.” You called back, smiling when Stiles scooted everything away from your locker to one a little way down the corridor.

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Hooking up with my Cousin Complete Story

It started when we were young… 14 or so. She was 1yr younger than me and lived in the house behind ours. As kids we would wrestle pressing our bodies against one another and always searching for each other in games like “hide and seek” and “tag.” While wrestling I remember wanting to press my boner against her body. It felt good, and she didnt protest, I think once she blushed covered her mouth laughing, acknowledging but not saying anything.
We talked over messages online, I don’t recall the conversations, I think most were along the lines of, “when are you coming back” or “we’re fine over here, hows the family?”
I just knew we were gonna hook up. Little flirts, little smiles, she was interested. And I was in my teens, sex was all I thought about.
I remember giving her a little vibrator as a gift it was a little lipstick that vibrated. It was a joke, but I also wanted her to think dirty, maybe she would think of me while playing with herself.
When we were about 18, we agreed to get drunk together. We got a bottle of tequila and passed out in my room. When we woke up in the middle of the night in our stupor, I made my move. She said while we kissed, and undressed “we shouldn’t be doing this, we’re cousins,” as if testing my resolve. She wanted it and so did I.
But I was new at sex and drunk as fuck so I got it in for a bit but couldn’t climax. I could barely focus. She said it was ok. She went home and that was it for the night.
We met up a few months later, this time at her place. This time sober. This time without whiskey dick. This time with a hard cock seeking retribution. While we kissed I recall feeling guilt like we shouldnt be doing this, like shunning away at a dirty picture, but that passed. The heavy breathing and anticipation was deafening. I thought “this is what you’ve been wanting for so long.”
My heart was pounding so hard, I could feel it pulsing in my ears. I took deep breathes in, exhaling slowly. We took our clothes off and I was finally slipping my dick in and out. Fuck it felt good. Adding to it was the thrill of getting caught, the taboo, the “holy shit, this is actually happening,“ and the look she would give me, as if saying its ok.
I remember a gentle caress from her hand on my chest. I remember her face and body. The moonlight lit the room, as she laid supine at the edge of the bed. Her legs spread open, in my arms. I stood at the edge of the bed looking down. Her head was tilted to the side, eyes closed, and her hand in a fist biting her thumb. The moon was visible shining whites, and blues through the window above the bed.
When all was done, we got dressed. Then talked for a bit about the future and our worries, assured this was between us. And I left.
Im in my late 20’s now and we still sleep together from time to time. We see each other whenever I visit dads hometown. We always hang out when I visit, looking for a chance. There’s a closer bond, like I can trust her with anything. I make excuses saying I cant find somewhere else to sleep, so I stay with her and her roommate. I don’t think her roommate suspects anything would be going on. The family have their suspicions but no confirmation.
I have no regrets. I love having the convenience and secrecy, maybe too much. It may be effecting my current relationship but I really don’t mind.