and that that means they will never be alone

“The moon is a loyal companion.

It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.

Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”

- Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me 

While you can:
Be alone with him. I don’t mean make out, either, even simple coversation would do, but block out everything and just notice him. Put the phone face down and look straight into those shining brown eyes you love so much, study the beautiful teeth in his smile when he laughs. You can look at a screen anytime. Your time with him is fleeting.
You notice how every time he moves, his cologne hits you in a wave? Breathe deep of that scent you can’t quite describe and store it away for a rainy day. Before you know it, even his jacket won’t smell like that anymore, and all you’ll have is memory.
I know you hate how he leans on your shoulder and calls you short, but believe it or not, the little things will torment you the most later. Roll your eyes, heave a sigh, but never snap at him for it. At two a.m. on a sleepless night you might be crying, and “Hey Shortie” might be etched into your mind like letters in stone.
Don’t take him for granted. Don’t think you hold the deed to his heart and that you always will, and don’t think even Hell and high water can’t yank his hand out of yours, because they can. And if you taunt them enough, they will.
Quite simply, love him with everything you’ve got.
While you can.
—  he won’t always be yours (advice i wish i’d taken) // abby, day 71

anonymous asked:

I mean, in 99% of scenarios, love ends in heartbreak. How do you quantify that into what is better? Not ever loving, but never having heartbreak... or loving, but hurting from heartbreak? I was in a long term relationship and got dumped badly, and feel like I never want to date anyone again seriously, this was 6 years ago. I'm over it, but I remember it vividly how I felt and don't want to relive similar experiences.

Not ever loving because you’re afraid of heartbreak is such a sad way to live, don’t you think? To be alone because you are afraid. I’ve been livin’ that life for about as long as you have with breaks here and there, but I don’t want to give in to that fear any more than I have. Heartbreak terrifies me, so love terrifies me. And I don’t think it’s worth it. The next person isn’t going to break your heart like they did. And even if they were to badly break your heart, it’s never as bad as the first time. You become tough about it after a while. But it’s your choice (obviously) and I’m not going to try to convince you to stop protecting yourself like you are, because I am, too. I don’t want to anymore, but I am. And it’s like this vortex in my heart of protecting myself and of fear of it all. I’ve got a lot of walls for everybody. I have walls for myself even. But I’d rather love. I’d rather sleep next to somebody, let them in, touch their skin and not be afraid. Even if it hurts in the end. 

“Day 103 (continued)
"Dear Diary,
"The picnic went well! Angel and I had a wonderful time looking at the beautiful park near my house. I bumped into Rainbow Dash today; she was moving the clouds over the city in preparation for the Fall and Winter season. My, how time flies… Rainbow Dash complimented my hard work and offered to train with me sometimes. As much as I’d love to train with Rainbow, she can be a bit… um, cocky. I don’t want to be mean, but she does like to show off to other ponies around us, but I’ve never been a fan of that. That’s why I usually train alone so I don’t seem like I’m showing off. So, I kindly rejected her offer for now, but I might train with her some time in the future if I’m motivated.
"When I came back home, I had a large snack, then Angel and I watched a movie together. He didn’t tell me it was going to be a scary movie though. He insisted that since the movie was older, it wouldn’t be as scary, but that didn’t help me at all! It was so creepy, I could barely keep my eyes on the screen. Just thinking about it makes me shiver; I’m probably going to have trouble sleeping tonight… Angel didn’t seem frightened by it at all, in fact he seemed bored…
"Overall, today was a fantastic day. I really need to spend more time with Angel, though. I love him so much. ❤️
"Love, Fluttershy ❤️”

myotparmada  asked:

Hey babe, did you see that gif set I reblogged last night that's captioned "He’s still great player, great guy, I like play with him. We’re teammates, you know?"? 'Cause I really need to talk to someone about how I'll never be over that play they pull where Geno flicks the puck across half the ice to Sid who's suddenly all alone past the blue line, like who gave them the right???



AND DID YOU SEE HOW GENO’S BODY LANGUAGE CHANGED ON TUESDAY WITH SID BACK ON THE ICE??? i just can’t, they just exist in this special untouchable space together on their own wavelength i could watch them just skate together for eons

Drunken Confession

Originally posted by spymiss

Author: locke-writes

Title: Drunken Confession

Prompt: All I know is…you are one hot motherfucker x John Winchester For: Anon

Rating: T

Word Count: 679

Warning: Alcohol Mention

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Your words have never left me
They’re the prayer that I say every day


2 days until Luhan’s birthday and Lay finally mentions him. as a fan who appreciates and adores Layhan’s friendship, this means so much to me ㅠㅠ I’ve been waiting 5 months for one of them to confirm that they still keep in touch. I didn’t doubt it for a second but I just missed their friendship and needed to know. I’m just happy and emotional and hopefully one day we’ll be able to see them together again. 
brothers forever ♡  

Seth Rogen saying “I do my best dude that was mean” in response to someone asking why he’s so terrible is really Something, like it honestly had never occurred to me that Seth Rogen actually put effort into his shit let alone that he does his best. Imagine that. Imagine that kind of output being your best work. I’m sad now.

The moon is a loyal companion.

It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.

Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.
—  Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me 
Comic Writer Masterpost

 I get asked of how to write for the comics form a lot, and have put a bunch of advice in a bunch of different places. I want to put it all in one place. This is a work-in progress thing, which I’ll try and add to as things occur to me. Failing that, I’ll be using a Writer Advice tag from now on so you can click that.


This is how I started. Warren Ellis’ seminal - by which I mean in its real sense rather than my usual use of “flecked with semen” (Though with Warren, you never know) - COME IN ALONE column featured a three part sequence on how to write comics.

This was my in. I still think it’s a good in for you.

(For my generation of comic creators, I’d say C.I.A. was enormously influential. If you have any interest in knowing the intellectual soup where a lot of us came from, you may want to read the whole thing. Or don’t, because you are THE FUTURE, remember, and fuck old people like you, Gillen.)

Anyway - the three parts…

Part One - Preparation
Part Two - Script
Part Three - Pitch

This is basically what I paraphrase when explaining comics to people in the pub.

Some of it is dated slightly - especially in the third part, as you almost certainly won’t be pitching like that now (though some core aspects certainly are). The core craft and discipline is 100% on point. Take this, internalise it, make it your own.


Warren writing above said that in his day they had it hard, as no-one wrote about comics craft. My generation had it easy, he noted, as there were some books. Your generation has it easier still, as they’re shitloads of them.

I’ll probably edit in more books here as I progress, but I want to put the core two that I think everyone needs to read.


The former will give you the basic tools to dissect comics. The latter is a master at work. Take them, internalise them, make them your own.

If you’re talking about story structure generally (i.e. not just comics), when asked, I normally recommend reading McKee’s STORY and King’s ON WRITING back to back. They are both true. They are both 100% contradictory. It will teach you the most important lesson in writing - whatever works, works, and the job is building your own toolbox.

(The secret: writing is enormous. We say “writing” and we’re really talking about dozens of skill-sets.)

The Comic Script Archive is the biggest source of comic scripts online. You’ll see how various people write the form. See what you like. There is no standard method to comic scripts, as you’ll see.

“Where can I find comic scripts” is a question I’m asked all along. You can find the Comic Script Archive as it’s the top entry on google if you enter “Comic Scripts.” 

I’ll say this here as a general thing, as I’ve never said it directly to anyone: if you asked this question, you really need to up your game. If you need mentoring for that, you are not going to make it. Seriously, you can do better. Do better.

If you want to see one of mine, here’s one for Phonogram: The Singles Club. Phonogram scripts are unusual, so perhaps not one to take many lessons from - most artists will club you if you write a script like this. If you want to see me working in a more commercial mainstream stripped-back mode, there was a DIRECTOR’S CUT of DARTH VADER 1, which includes my complete script for the issue. It’s on comixology, but you can probably get it from a shop or Ebay.



  • Never forget: you are a parasite. The artist does not need you.
  • Scripts are love-letters. They are meant to inspire the artist. An artist who is not inspired will create shit work. 
  • When analysing comics, assume the creators had a good reason for making the choice they did. Try and work out why they did. There’s a time you can afford arrogance, and it’s far in the future . For now, assume they know more than you do. Even the creators you hate. Especially the creators you hate.
  • The last isn’t always true, but you’ll learn more this way. I’m suggesting stances which maximise your chance for growth as a creator at the expense of your emotional well-being.
  • See also : if someone can’t understand your book, it’s always your fault.
  • (That one will break your heart, btw)
  • Bear in mind the Gillen/McKelvie paradigm while analysing comics.

That’ll do to start with.

  • what she says:i'm fine
  • what she means:maggie greene-rhee, an actual ray of sunshine, never should have been through this. ever since day one she has never given up. she's protected her family against countless walkers and people. she lost her step-mom and step-brother, helped her little sister overcome a suicide attempt, and lost her home twice. maggie, who brought judith into the world, and who had to witness her father beheaded by a man who abused her. who was separated from everyone she loved and alone. who's sister was shot and killed, just after she learned she was alive. who fought off captors while pregnant. and being pregnant, and not able to know if her husband was alive or not. who was then reunited with him just to lose him and her baby. honestly, she lost her whole family and she was still the FIRST to stand again. maggie greene is so unbelievably strong and she deserved so much fucking better.

Don’t get me wrong okay I miss smiling at my phone in the middle of the day and I miss having someone that I’m excited to see every single day and I miss having someone who means so fucking much to me. But being alone taught me so much!!!! I read more. I answer my emails sooner. My friendships have gotten so much deeper and honest and real. I’ve learned so many things about myself and I’m never gonna regret choosing to be alone even though it felt like the loneliest thing in the world at first. I’m never gonna regret making myself a priority for the first time in what felt like forever.

some holt family headcanons bc im die whenever i think abt them and the poster had me???? emotional here we go

  • matt and pidge have that thing where one of them poses a theoretical science question out of the blue and the other responds to it without fail
    • matt asks most of the time
    • “[drops fork on plate in the middle of eating dinner] do u think everett’s many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics has a world where the theory itself doesn’t exist and therefore disputes the whole reality of multiple universes coexisting w one another altogether and only has that one universe existing alone?”
    • “i mean given that the whole point of the multiple universe theory is that there’s gonna be at least one universe where something that’s real in one isn’t real in an-”
    • “children we’re eating”
  • one time mama holt got matt and pidge’s names mixed up while she was calling them for dinner and accidentally screamed “MATIE” and they never let her forget it
  • whenever pidge invents something she always Always shows it to matt first and each and every single time he gasps and his eyes light up and he just holds the thing in awe saying “what the fuck???? what the fuck What the Fuck WHAT!!!!!!” and pidge just has the biggest cheesiest grin on her face
  • every time matt and papa holt go out to head to the garrison pidge and mama holt stand by the open door w their dog and watch them go
    • matt and papa holt look back at them at least twice and smile and wave both times. pidge and mama holt always wave back no matter what
  • whenever they go out on a family date pidge and matt always walk behind their parents bc they love seeing them hold hands
  • pidge and matt might do literally anything for every single member of their family but they also roast them to no end???
    • “i know u love those peas dad” was only the tip of the iceberg
    • mom holt: u two watch too much ancient aliens matt: i saw u marathon 12 michael jackson conspiracy theory videos in a row mom mom holt: he’s alive, matthew
    • dad holt: each and every single star we see is in our sky is distinct and unique in its nature and interchanging them w one another is pure atrocity pidge: dad just last night u confused astronomy w astrology
    • their dog: sighs matt & pidge at the same time: same
    • matt: [flipping thru pidge’s baby pic album] darwin’s theory of evolution is so beautiful :)
    • matt: [trying to style his hair by constantly ruffling it on the dining table before heading to the garrison] pidge, eating her peas: this is the most intense form of pretentious dishevelment i have ever seen in my life

Aries: I’m sorry. I am so sorry. This doesn’t just hurt you, believe me. These scars run deep. This town will forever be tattooed with our memories. But you will be okay. You’ll survive. And so will I. This pain will not last forever.

Taurus: Your best friend misses you ya know. The one you promises never to walk away from? Well they miss you like crazy. And it hurts. Your new life is shiny and pretty while the past is ugly and scarred. I know, but will you really leave it all behind?

Gemini: Your advice and your voice means more than what you think. It’s valid and reasonable. Find your voice again, you can do it. Learn that self sensorship only leaves you more alone and more isolated.

Cancer: pain ends. I know it doesn’t feel like it does but it does. Pain eventually ends and the veil of misery will eventually lift. I promise. This is not eternal as much as it feels like it would be.

Leo:  take a minute and just breathe. Lay underneath the stars and just breathe. Because the continual anxiety and panic is going to drown out the voice and sanity inside you.

Virgo: You’re enough. You are enough. You will always be enough. Learn to have faith in who you are so that you don’t always have to look outwards to find the approval you crave.

Libra: It hurts. I know it hurts. But sometimes things have to end and you have to do the right thing, as hard as that thing is. Sometimes closing the last chapter hurts more than all he others together.

Scorpio: Come to terms with your past. The demons in your nightmares can’t hurt you, and the ghosts in closet aren’t trying to kill you anymore.

Sagittarius: You physically came back, but really? We all know you aren’t you anymore. But I suppose neither are we. Our panic and anxiety is too fast, depression too large. I get it. But we all need time to accept you’re not who left.

Capricorn : What are you running from? What has you so scared that you’re hiding under covers and in corners hoping not to be seen? To me, you will always be the scariest thing in the room.

Aquarius: heal. Let yourself heal. I know you feel like you’re trapped and you can’t spread your wings, but you can. You have to learn how to heal in a place that isn’t good for healing.

Pisces: Why? Look back at your past and think ‘why’ because that’s what everyone else wants to know. No one else can understand why you did what you did and the only person who can give us reasons is you. So why?

—  This week’s zodiac