man, I just….I just wanna be happy. I’m so, so tired of being this walking ball of depression who only feels negative emotions, if she feels anything at all. some people are always so happy, so positive no matter where they are in life….studying in school, working as a doctor, a lawyer, a desk job, working in retail, unemployed, or even not having a lot of things but still managing to be happy and positive. I’m so tired of waking up every day wishing that I were still asleep so I wouldn’t have to feel the depression I feel. I wish I could get to a place where I’m happy.
So I just finished my reread of acowar, and I remember a lot of people complaining about this being unhealthy or irresponsible, and hey, ho, what do ya know, I have Thoughts.
We have to take this whole quote in context, along with what we know about their characters. Throughout all the books, both Rhys and Feyre have shown themselves to be selfless, willing to sacrifice themselves, their reputations, their lives, for people they love (e.g. when Feyre is willing to make a bargain with the Cauldron in order to save Nesta and Cassian).
Ok, so pair this with the *actual quote*:
“When it’s time to go there,” I said quietly, “we go together.”
This means that when it is their time, when they have lived long, happy, fulfilled lives, they will be willing to pass on together, as it were. This does not mean that if one of them dies, it’ll be like “oh fuck, see ya Cassian! Hope you have a nice life, Mor! And hey, good luck, rest of the Night Court! I’m taking off now!”
I dunno, I guess I don’t see anything wrong with promising to make major life choices with someone else. And it’s not like they are saying “hey, I will kill myself when you die”, or even, “I can’t live without you because I have an unhealthy sense of co-dependence”. It’s more… choosing to be with someone, through whatever happens, to know that you can count on one another.
(tbh I haven’t read that many arguments about this because I was trying to process a lot of other stuff during my first read, around the time people were being really critical, but… anyone have other thoughts?)
I’m pretty sure that I’m not the first one to say this, but I’m just so much in love with Kurt’s smile. I mean, just look at him…
I can’t help but feel like my whole screen just lit up whenever I’m looking at him smiling
He just had the most perfect smile, and what I really love about it is how young and carefree he looks when he has it on his face.
And let us not forget the cute dimples on his cheeks…
Sometimes I feel like I just can’t get enough of that smile, and whenever I look at it I can’t help the huge grin that is forming on my face
I really don’t know why I’m posting this, but I’ve been looking at his pictures lately and I just felt so overwhelmed by how much this man means for me. His smile just would make my day
And I think that it really shows him as a human being, a human who can feel both joy and happiness, and not some depressed guy. I’m not denying his mental problems, but it’s always good to look at the positive side as well, and remember that he lived some happy moments in his life, just like anyone else
I seriously don’t think that it’s necessary to post something like this to show people how beautiful his smile was, but I really had to write this. I want to share my joy with people who love him like me. I just can’t get enough of that smile.
A/N: So this a continuation of the Therapy piece that I did for a challenge. I think there will be one more part after this. I had a super long day, so when I re-read this I was doubting myself a lot so rather than delete & rewrite I’m just gonna post it. I have nooo idea what’s going to happen in part 3 - ideas are always welcome! - forgive me, my brain hurts right now. Hope you enjoy it lovelies! I appreciate all your reblogs/comments/likes!
You felt as though the pendulum was knocking against each side of your skull. You rubbed your temples together trying to shake off the growing headache creeping up from the back of your neck. The stress from your awful morning passed into your evening, and you couldn’t bring yourself to maintain a proper conversation since your mind had other pressing matters that were distracting you.
You have been continuing your therapy with Negan. Each session would start the same, with the two of you silently studying one another for a few minutes until someone finally broke the ice.
Can you write a pregnancy scare one shot in the epic detour universe?
hi!! I had a couple other anons wanting this exact same prompt, so here it is!!!
“Ames, are you okay in there?
Charles wants to shave his legs. He’s going
cycling later, saying something about aerodynamics.”
Amy jumps at the sound of Jake’s
voice, her eyes shooting to the inside of his bathroom door, opposite which she
sits, her bare legs chilly against the cool tile of the floor. A soft breeze
filters into the room from the tiny window in the corner of the room- she takes
this air into her lungs slowly, largely in hopes that it’ll make her voice sound more stable when she replies.
“Sorry. It’s. Uh… girl
stuff,” she says eventually, her
voice cracking a little, and actually finds herself cringing at the uncertainty
in her voice. She’s such a bad liar.
“Oh, okay. Tell me if you need
She smiles inwardly at her boyfriend’s immediate sweetness, but no part of her relaxes; her
hands are clammy, almost dampening the huge shirt of his she’s wearing where she holds it.
In front of her, on the bathroom floor, sits a pregnancy
test. Next to it, her phone timer, currently counting down from two minutes and
thirty seconds. She wasn’t
exactly fazed by the extra thirty seconds when she bought the stupid thing, but
right now it’s the most irritatingly long
space of time she’s ever experienced in her
Unlike those analyses, this is just a little “Bonus”. The following post is about the emotional narrative behind not only a characters’ actions but also how this possibly affects his relationship with his navigator
Many One Piece fans are already aware Oda wrote the scenario for the SW movie. Do you guys recall Luffy’s emotional response to the prospect of Nami doubting him and his capabilities?
This shows how much Nami’s faith/trust mean to Luffy. The way she percieves his strenght. But why is this so important? Let us recall certain promise between Luffy and Genzo
Needless to say we know what was Luffy’s final response to this as they left the island…
Nami’s smile, her happiness became Luffy’s responsibility. Which goes
according to his role of Nami’s “emotional anchor”, he can support her
in this regard by providing her with both hope and comfort. But if Nami
doesn’t put her amazing trust and unwavering faith in her captain, Luffy
fails in this role. To avoid taking away Nami’s “smile”, Luffy needs to
be capable of providing her with emotional support at the times she
needs it the most
This is one of the reasons why Luffy values so much how Nami feels about him and his capabilities. And another reason why he keeps drawing close to her. And just like SW along recent arcs prove, Luffy’s efforts to instill such things in Nami keep bearing fruits, as Nami’s faith in his capacity to accomplish it’s enough for her to claim their victory is secured (see: Luffy/Nami Vs. Cracker)
Once again this isn’t something explicitly “romantic”, but it’s still one of several compelling aspects of a deep companionship many LuNa fans love and support
I LOVE your posts! And I wanted to get your thoughts on something: you've spent some time on the facade that Dean uses (the pretty, dumb one). And I couldn't help but wonder about Sam's corresponding facade. Because we KNOW Sam sees right through that macho/airhead bullshit, and thinks Dean is brilliant. So what if some of Sam's reactions (specifically the negative ones in front of an audience) to Dean's acting is his way of backing him up, of completing the narrative and following Dean's lead?
Hey there! Thank you, so happy you enjoy my ramblings. :)
I’ve always taken Sam’s negative reactions at face value, both because Dean has been presenting a certain face to Sam purposely for a long time and I’m not convinced Sam does always see more than what Dean intends for him to see. Specifically, the I’m tough as nails, nothing phases me face (from 2.03):
and because of Sam’s reactions in private when Sam discovers something unexpected about Dean, like when he learned in 1.08 that Dean watches Oprah:
Or the way he makes fun of Dean for liking Dr. Sexy in 5.08:
And here in 7.06, Sam is so freaked out by Dean enjoying Air Supply, he turns off the radio:
Just look at the awkward silence ensue. I think if Sam was trying to back Dean up, he’d need a solid knowledge that Dean likes things like this, and I’d think he would want him to continue on being open about it by letting Dean know he’s free to enjoy what he wants to enjoy. But instead we have a Sam who is still freaked out by Dean whenever he does something that seems out of character from the gotta be tough big brother he’s known since they were kids. He was just as freaked out in 10.15 when Dean decided to let Taylor Swift play on the radio:
I see a lot of this as having to do with Sam and Dean’s pseudo-parental unit syndrome because in a way Sam is learning who Dean is, like a child learns that their parents are people with varied interests as they reach a later stage in life; instead of just a one-dimensional being who has no other life outside of them. It’s an ongoing journey.
His reactions to Dean in public in regard to things like Dean’s love of all things cowboy I think just comes from Sam not enjoying the same interests as his brother:
Sam and Bobby both have similar reactions to Dean’s love of old westerns, and it makes Dean do this (6.18):
I don’t think that’s the kind of reaction Sam would want to reinforce if he was trying to back Dean up. It’s more likely that he’s not even really paying attention to Dean’s reactions and instead focusing on his own disbelief that Dean even likes the cowboy stuff.
Sam’s negative reactions to things like Dean’s jokes, I’ve always seen as Sam just not enjoying the same brand of humour as Dean does. Dean isn’t presenting a certain face like he does with other things when it comes to his humour. He’s genuinely just a goofy dude, who’s humour is not to Sam’s taste (3.12):
And, honestly Dean always looks so bummed when Sam does this, I’ve never seen it as anything but a genuine reaction from Sam. And honestly, it’s more of brother reaction (just like the Dr. Sexy ribbing) than anything else, I think.
One of the first songs I recall learning was the B.J. Thomas hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.” My dad taught it to me as a toddler. We would sing it and bond over both knowing the words. That’s a happy memory I’ll always cherish, from when my parents were still together and he and I lived in the same home. Then they divorced and he wasn’t there for much of my childhood. I knew, even at an early age, that alcohol played a major role.
Sometime after I was grown, he managed to leave alcohol alone long enough for us to develop the deepest relationship we ever had. It was so inexpressibly wonderful to have my dad be present in my life, sober and finally able to pursue his musical passion by learning to play guitar. Then he became my teacher. Once again, we bonded through music like when I was a child. We never learned “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” but we jammed out on many others we both enjoyed. Until the death of his father led him to turn to liquor for comfort again.
I was devastated and couldn’t bear to see him slide back down that path. He slowly pawned off his guitars one by one to help fund his excessive drink intake. He had no time to play anymore anyway: he was either drunk, hungover, or desperately plotting how he would get his next drinks. I started playing less and less, the guitar reminding me vividly of how close we were and how far away we had gotten from that. I was losing hope we’d ever be that way again. I couldn’t bring myself to keep playing without my dad. Maybe there was also a touch of rebellion there…like, if he doesn’t care to play anymore, then I won’t.
It’s been a few years now since I last picked up a guitar. My dad has been to rehab, but he left before it could begin to do any good. He says he’s going to another facility next month, days before my birthday. I want to be hopeful that he’ll find his feet again on the road to recovery, but I’ve forgotten how. My heart is heavy and drops are falling as I type this…only it’s not the rain this time.
Note: I will continue with The Adolescence Alternative tomorrow, but for today I have a silly tradition to continue.
Sheldon looked at the tickets one more time while Amy finished getting ready for dinner. Then she came out from the bedroom, and Sheldon tucked the tickets into his suit jacket pocket. He offered Amy his hand, and they went downstairs to get to the restaurant.
We know you’re always on the lookout for books to add to your ever-growing TBR—look no further than the list below! We’re pairing some of your favorite YA books with some of our titles to make a perfect match.
If you like SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli…try GIRLS LIKE ME by Lola St. Vil
Both of these books will leave you with that feel-good feeling from reading an emotional story with a happy ending. And they both involve the twists and turns that come with falling in love online!
Shay, a fat girl who is still mourning the death of her father, meets a guy online and the chemistry is electric. The problem? He’s the cutest, most popular guy in her grade, and she is convinced if he knew who she really was, he’d never like her. So Shay keeps her identity a secret…that is, until she can’t anymore. One of the other things we love about this book is the close friendship she has with her friends Dash and Boots—just like Simon has with his! These fluffy reads are book BFFS, and belong together on your shelf.
If you like ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen McManus…try WITH MALICE by Eileen Cook
We love a good pysch thriller, where no one can be trusted and the ending makes you question everything you just read! One of our newer favorites is ONE OF US IS LYING, where a group of teens become suspects in the murder of one of their classmates. It’s so thrilling and twisty!
If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about lying, it’s Skye Thorn of THE HANGING GIRL. She’s a professional at it—charging classmates for tarot card readings and taking advantage of their vulnerabilities is what Skye is good at, even though she wishes it were different. But she’s trying to get money to cover up another lie: that she can’t afford to live with her best friend in New York after high school. Oh, and there was that other lie she told about her dad being a war hero…and her rep never really recovered once the truth got out. But Skye’s lies are piling up, and when a harmless prank turns fatal, she has to tell just one more so she doesn’t end up in jail.
If you like THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu…try GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers
THE YOUNG ELITES is about a society of magical, villainous teens working to unseat corrupt rulers from power…and so is GRAVE MERCY, but with an extra twist: these aren’t just any teens, they are assassin nuns! And where do they get their power? From the God of death himself, Mortain.
This historical fantasy is perfect for fans of Marie Lu’s darkly romantic trilogy. There are three books so far, each focusing on a specific girl in the convent of St. Mortain. Courtly intrigue, romance, and villainy are present in every page—and there are two more books coming in this series, so marathon-read them now!
If you like ARISTOTLE AND DANTE by Benjamin Alire Saenz…try THE INEXPLICABLE LOGIC OF MY LIFE (also by him!)
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE is one of the best books of the decade, if not of all time. The love story of Ari and Dante is emotional and harrowing, as two boys meet and form a friendship that will carry them through some of the most difficult experiences of their lives such as homophobic encounters, discovering their own sexuality, deep-rooted machismo in atinx culture, violence, and much more.
Benjamin’s next YA book, THE INEXPLICABLE LOGIC OF MY LIFE, deals with many similar issues, but tells the story of three best friends through one POV. Sal is white, but he belongs to a Mexican American family after being adopted as a kid by his gay dad. It’s all about how family is something you can choose, and the family you are born into doesn’t have to define you. Sal, Sam and Fito suffer some great losses over the course of the book, but it binds them together not just as friends, but as a family. If you’re looking for another book that will make you cry and smile at the same time, this is it!
If you like THE SCORPION RULES by Erin Bow… try WASTE OF SPACE by Gina Damico
Sci fi is so much fun, especially when it combines humor and high-stakes action. That’s what we loved best about THE SCORPION RULES, a sci-fi dystopia about a group of teens kept as hostages in order to prevent their parents, rulers of their respective countries, from declaring war on one another. Add in a sadistic (and hilariously evil) teenage AI, and you’ve got a recipe for a perfect read.
WASTE OF SPACE is kind of the opposite of dystopian—in many ways, it’s actually a satire about the modern world, our reliance on technology, and the ridiculousness of reality TV—but it’s also a story with a lot of heart. This time the sadistic force at play is a TV show producer determined to do whatever possible to get the best ratings for his show…even if that means completely screwing over the ten teens who signed up to go to Mars and compete. When the show’s communication completely shuts down, leaving them abandoned in space (or so they think) the teens must unravel a conspiracy far greater than any of them imagined.
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Man, I just saw the video of Nicole Kidman kissing Alexander Skarsgård on the lips at the Emmys and of course most media outlets seem to be making a big deal of it and they’re being all creepy and wink-wink nudge-nudge and seriously - aaaaaaargh - I can’t even? Nicole and Alexander did a terrific job in Big Little Lies. They both had such difficult roles to play - I can’t even imagine the trust and respect and intimacy you need to develop with someone so you’ll be able to be together in that way. So, I don’t know, maybe say it’s great that they’re happy about each other’s success and run an article about domestic abuse instead of stage-whispering “Nicole Kidman’s husband is sitting right there, folks, you see him?” and why must we be so obsessed about any kind of physical contact, anyway and my God, leave them the fuck alone?
WTF on Murtagh. I love the guy but OMG on them having be alive on the show. Will he replace someone else that we would've seen in later books. Did they mainly film in studio with him cause no one saw him on set. I am off computer for few days cause of being sick and that news comes out.
Maybe he’s not going to show up until like the finale or something? Like if he got transported instead of sent to prison? I’m still hoping he replaces Duncan Innes, and that character shows up in the book when they’re leaving on the ship to go find Ian, but who knows. They could easily still have him replace that character but change when he comes back into the story. Or keep both characters. *shrug*
I love spoilers so I’m glad (but *very* surprised considering how secretive they are about everything else that’s actually from the books) they spilled that he’s going to live (although I definitely understand why some people are not happy about them putting it out there). I’m really looking forward to seeing how they’re going to reintroduce him!
Haha I'll give you a happy prompt ( there's never enough spirk in this world ) : Spock realizes his feelings for Jim and just completely FREAKS OUT ( in a "this isn't logical this human spends 99% of his time finding new ways of annoying me SURAK HELP ME" way ). So he starts avoiding Jim ( like, puts himself on beta shift, pratically runs everytime they're in the same room because my poor boy is traumatized) and oc, Jim is NOT happy about Spock's behavior. I guess this could be a "wtf" prompt XD
… but i finally finished it. god, i’ve been studying so much the past few days, and then i accidentally wrote You Always Meet Twice and … yeah, i know.
since @shamanship requested “TOS Spirk get together”, I filled both prompts in one.
Under the cut: Emotions Ship: TOS Spirk Rating: Gen Wordcount: 1529
Hey, Nonnies, sorry I put these together, same topic and all :)
Yes, after a lot of soul searching, I’m pretty certain I am a sex-positive, pan-romantic ace. I can honestly see myself being with anyone so long as we’re both happy, have fun, want lots of cuddles, and enjoy each other’s company. While I don’t “feel that spark” whenever I meet people or need to “tap that ass”, I appreciate aesthetic beauty and who someone is as a person. I do feel urges and can get turned on, but do not need people to satiate that urge; that’s all I’ll get into about that :P.
I finally got to the point where I can see that I have to let you go, or I’ll just end up destroying myself.
But even though I feel like I am losing someone I never had, I have to let you know all the things you taught me while I loved you from the distance, eagerly waiting that something would happen, that maybe, someday you might be able to see that I was the one to make you happy. But now, after I literally poured my heart in front of you, I am now ready to love myself, and put it right back it where it belongs.
Thank you for making me a dreamer. A daydreamer mostly, who smiled in the bus ride all alone imagining all of the possible scenarios of how you would realize you loved me too.
hello!! I'm shukagari on ao3 and I know you were just reccing all the love bug aus in the tag so it's not really special lol but i just wanted to say thank you for recommending my fic 'i love you, accidentally' as it made me very happy :) my friend also told me you rec'd one of my other fics before (I'm not sure which one, or why) and I just wanted to say thank you for that too!! I hope you're all having a great day :)
You are totally welcome, you are a really awesome writer! We try to help both fic readers and writers however we can, so I’m glad that we were able to make you happy :D -Maggie