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Shape of You - Kandreil 

I randomly started thinking about Kevin in a crop top, which formed into me thinking about Neil and Andrew’s hands on Kevin’s torso and then this happened. 

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Neil regrets the gift.

Well, not really. He had bought it for Kevin’s birthday because he had liked the soft material and the bright orange color, but he hadn’t thought it as something Kevin would wear. Or at least, not often.

But Kevin had gone out and bought more. He wears them when they go on a run, or to just lounge around the house. And every time, Neil struggles to pull his eyes away.

The soft material clings to his broad shoulders and ends a few inches above his belly button. It shows off the curves of his abdomen, the thick muscle over his hips and the deep V that dips into the start of his sweatpants. The collar is loose, revealing the sharp of his collar bones and the mouth shaped stain on his chest that Andrew had left behind the night before.

It is distracting, the way his fingers trail over his belly absentmindedly as he watches the game in front of them. Neil has already seen this game, could probably describe it in detail from memory, and he just can’t seem to keep his attention forward.

His eyes flick over to Kevin here and there. There is a focused look on his face, his jaw clenched and a dip forming between his eyebrows. One hand rests against his jaw, thumb rubbing absentmindedly as his cheek. It is like he is watching it for the first time. They had watched it before their team meeting, and then again at the team meeting.

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One Sided Conversations

Word Count: 557 (a short one)

Warnings: Potential to pull at your heart strings, but that’s about it really.

“God I miss you,” you sigh, letting your hand take Peter’s, desperately wishing he would just squeeze yours, show you that he could hear you, that he was still there… anything.

You didn’t get to see him as much as you would have liked, but every chance you got to visit Beacon Hills, to visit your best friend, you took. And every time you left you regretted going there in the first place. Seeing him like that, not a shed of an emotion on his face, non of his old wit, or his infectious laughter… he was but a shell of the man you had once known, and it killed you to see him like that. But never the less, you would always return.

It didn’t matter that it had been years since the fire, years since you had been able to actually hold a conversation with him. He was your best friend, and he always had been.

Of course, now the conversations were far more one-sided than they used to be, you would tell him about your life, from terrible dates to brilliant movies you promised you would re-watch with him when he was better. But with no response, it lost an awful lot of it’s meaning. But that didn’t stop you from going, from talking to him just as you would were he able to respond.

With a heavy smile, you nod your head, readying yourself to leave when you remember the one piece of information you had been debating over telling him, not wanting to cause him any anguish on the off chance he were able to hear you.

“Look,” you start, moving to kneel in front of his wheel chair, taking both of his hands in yours this time, your eyes staring uncertainly into the blank gaze of his. “I’m going to tell you something, and I don’t really know if I should, but I need to be honest with you. Someone has come to town, and I just… I know you can’t answer me, but you better me silently promising me you’ll stay safe. The Argent’s are back,” you sigh, your head falling in dismay.

Perhaps you had imagined it, knowing all too well what his usual reaction to that news would have been, but you could have sworn his hand twitched ever so slightly at your words. But as you look to his still motionless body, you convince yourself it was merely your mind playing tricks on you.

“They won’t hurt you, I promise,” you smile somewhat sadly, running your thumb over the back of his hand as you swear it to yourself as much to him. “And I’ll keep an eye on Derek, as always,” you add with a customary chuckle, making the same promise you always did.

“Just look after yourself, ok?” you all but whisper it, unable to look at him as you stand up, that usual feeling of betrayal kicking in as you move to leave, feeling as if you were abandoning him to the four white walls of his hospital bed once more. “I’ll see you soon,” you say in farewell, kissing the top of his head gently before gathering your bag, refusing to turn back to face him on the off chance that he might see the tears brimming in the corner of your eyes.

anonymous asked:

9, 12, or 46 if you still want suggestions for the prompts. also, i love your writing style. also, sorry for being awkward – i've never sent an ask before. greetings from munich!

I’ll post 12 and 46 in separate posts :) And thank you so much <3<3 you’re so sweet! You don’t seem awkward at all, no apology necessary. Did a fifth year fic.

9. “I’m more afraid of myself than you.”

Simon

Simon had been tracking Baz for months now and had very little to show for it. Once he had even caught up with Baz in the Catacombs but that had ended on a very strange and unsatisfactory note. Unfortunately Baz was better at hiding his vampirism than Simon had originally assumed he’d be. 

Tonight Simon had taken more precautions than ever before. Using a quiet as a mouse, Simon had made sure that even Baz’s vampire hearing wouldn’t catch the sound of his footsteps. Silently he maintained a careful distance from Baz as he weaved through the Wavering Wood. 

Simon hadn’t thought about what he would do if he caught Baz in the act. He was pretty sure that he was more likely to get lost than actually keep up with Baz, let alone catch him drinking blood. But he was determined to try his best and figure out the rest later. 

Simon paused as he realized that in getting caught up in his own thoughts he’d forgotten to pay attention to where he was going. What was worse, he wasn’t even sure he was still tracking Baz. He sighed. This was what Penny had warned him would happen. With a glance around him he determined that yes, he was lost and no, Baz was nowhere to be found. At least, that was what he thought.

Suddenly hands grabbed him behind and wrenched him backwards into a tree. Baz was glaring at him, his eyes burning with rage in the dark. Simon didn’t say anything, too shocked to come up with anything. Baz had not been there a second ago, he was almost certain of it. Plus, Simon was a solidly built guy; Baz should not have been able to throw him around like a rag doll. He knew vampires were strong and fast; but somehow he’d not truly believed Baz to be a vampire until this moment.

“What are you doing Snow?” Baz said.

“I-I told you. I told you I would find out.”

Baz seemed more likely to kill him than he had ever before. Simon knew this, yet he couldn’t shake the building excitement inside of him. There was something about the way Baz’s hand was gripping him and the blazing intensity in his eyes that had Simon’s nerves jumpy.

“And it never occurred to you that if you were right, chasing me into the forest was the worst possible thing you could do?”

“What do you mean?”

“I mean,” Baz said with clenched teeth, “That if I’m a vampire, you’re dinner.”

Simon swallowed uncomfortably. As it turned out he hadn’t considered that Baz hunting would be dangerous to him. But it made sense. Why would Baz eat subpar rats if he could have a human being? A human being he hated, at that.

Baz’s eyes flickered to track the movement in Simon’s throat as he swallowed. He knew his Adam’s apple was obvious but he wasn’t sure what it had to do with Baz being hungry. 

“So what are you going to do?” Simon said.

Baz studied his face for what seemed like forever. Then he was loosening his grip and turning away.

“Just leave, okay?”

Simon knew he should listen, that it was time to go. But he couldn’t suppress the strange desire to push Baz further. He stepped forward with one hand reaching to Baz.

“What are you doing?” Baz said.

“I’m not sure,” Simon responded honestly.

He backed Baz up into a different tree. In truth, the rational part of Simon’s mind was screaming at him to run and never look back, and not just because of Baz being a vampire. No, there was something scarier hovering above them both in the wood, something that made Simon shiver with anticipation just as much as fear. 

“Snow….”

He glanced up and was surprised to see his feelings mirrored in Baz’s grey eyes.

“What?” He said.

Baz looked away from him.

“We can’t do this.”

“What is this?”

Baz’s eyes flashed.

“Even you can’t be that thick.”

Simon stepped forward, pinning Baz to the tree with his chest. There was something raging underneath his skin that was fighting to get out. He wanted to find purchase in the feeling of Baz’s skin, his hair, his mouth. 

“Why can’t we? Are you afraid of me?” Simon said.

Baz laughed coldly.

“Of you? Snow, I’m more afraid of myself than you.”

Baz said this while exposing his teeth in an eerie smile. His canine teeth were lengthened and sharp, Simon didn’t recoil, didn’t even pause to think about it. Instead, he leaned forward and pushed his fingers into Baz’s raven hair. Baz tensed, as if Simon were trying to hurt him, but didn’t tell him to stop. Simon looked into Baz’s eyes, giving him the chance to throw him off. When he didn’t Simon leaned forward and kissed him lightly, careful not to nick himself on Baz’s fangs.

Baz seemed uncomfortable, like kissing didn’t come naturally to him. But then Simon was opening Baz’s mouth and Baz didn’t seem so caught up in thinking anymore. He felt Baz’s hands reaching up to grip his neck, his cold lips insistent on his mouth. It was thrilling, more so than Simon would have thought possible hours before, and Simon realized dizzily that he had wanted this for a long time.

With a gasp Baz threw Simon off. Simon stumbled backwards but didn’t fight it. He knew if Baz needed him to back away it was serious. With a furtive glance he saw that Baz had his hands on his knees.

“I almost…bit you,” He said, voice breathless.

“I wouldn’t have stopped you.”

“I know.” Baz said.

They stared at each other, neither of them saying a thing. 

“You still afraid?” Simon asked.

Baz straightened and seemed to assess himself. After a moment he walked up to Simon and shyly grabbed his hand.

“Yes. But I don’t care anymore.”

Simon smiled and gripped Baz’s hand tightly.

“Good.”

anonymous asked:

Hello, and thank you for being one of my favorite veterinary tumblrs! I'm a veterinary technician student and I've found your blog invaluable, especially your posts on euthanasia. Apologies if you've talked about this before, but I was wondering if you had any thoughts on the title of "technician" as it's used in America. For followers who may not know, we are legally not allowed to refer to ourselves as veterinary nurses. I think this is unfair, but I'd be interested in your thoughts on it. TY!

I think it’s completely unfair. You don’t go around forcing human nurses to call themselves medical technicians, do you? (Well, some paramedics might have similar terms for some of them, but that’s their domain.)

Veterinary nurses actually, surprisingly enough, nurse veterinary patients. The term veterinary technician doesn’t really tell you what that role entails, it makes it sound like it’s mostly running lab machines or more like a radiography technician.

My nurses are always going to be nurses to me. They advocate for their patients, are highly trained, have good knowledge in animal care in and out of the hospital and I dare say they like their patients more than many human nurses.

I have met some human nurses that think veterinary nurses don’t deserve the term, until it’s explained to them what they actually do. “Oh, so it’s just like a real hospital?” Yes, yes it is. It’s real medicine, we can do almost everything human medicine can do (because let’s be real, most procedures and drugs for humans have been tested on animals first) our vets are real doctors and our vet nurses are real nurses.

Okay hear me out: the critical role cast has some issues when it comes to lgbt+ representation & interacting with fans.

I know it’s easy to look at fans being upset over Marisha’s comments about Keyleth’s sexuality & think fans are “demanding”, “asking too much”, “intruding on a private game”. These are all accusations I’ve seen in the last 24 hours. It’s important to remember that this has all come up because Marisha was joking about f/f attraction on the stream. She has Keyleth say she wanted to see Vex’s breasts and it spiraled from there. 

Fans are reacting to this because Keyleth being bi/questioning/etc will remove the sting of this conversation. 

Confirming a character as exploring something other than heterosexuality (however badly it’s done) is still better than using other sexualities as a punchline. 

And the critical role cast does this. It does this a lot. Here are a few from the top of my head:

  • the purposeful misgendering of raishan (mainly by sam)
  • grog’s ‘boyfriend’  Kerrek
  •  scanlan’s many, many jokes about sex with men*
  • laura’s whole ‘haha maybe vex will get a gf ;) jk she’s been in love with percy this whole time’
  •  hell, vax’s romance with gilmore started off as liam trying to flirt the price of goods down. to his credit he committed to it for a while, but then he followed the bisexual trope of finding the ‘right’ person of a different sex and choosing them instead.

*sam had been joking about scanlan and men for months before finally discussing the topic seriously on twitter. even then he just said “not 100% heterosexual”. it’s progress, but there’s still a way to go

“but emma, they have good intentions! you have to be patient and respectful of the cast!” my dudes i dont have to respect someone who treats the representation of my community like a novelty shirt they can wear for a day and take off later. i know they’re trying, i know they’re learning, but they still need to apologize when they make a mistake. no one is asking for blood, folks. 

This could have been avoided (or certainly at least reduced) if Marisha hadn’t initially been so evasive on twitter. the unwillingness to confirm anything read as Marisha wanting to continue the trend of joking about lgbt+ representation. it was a dismissal. 

i love Marisha, god knows i defend her until i’m red in the face, but no one gets a universal pass. she’s an adult and she knew she upset people. it wouldn’t have cost her anything to tweet something like “hey i didn’t think about keyleth’s speech last night and i’m sorry that it came across as a cheap joke. i’d like to explore keyleth’s sexuality more & this will take time bc she’s inexperienced. please bear with me as both she and i figure this out”

that’s literally all she needed to do.

the cast struggles when it comes to apologizing to the lgbt+ community. we just need to look at how they handled the situation with j’mon’s misgendering. matt actually used the “dont get mad at your allies” speech, something i know a lot of us (myself included) have heard before. again, mistakes are going to happen. people slip up, we know this, but you still apologize for mistakes. you dont get to say “hm i dont think what i did caused you any harm”. you have to step back and say “oh i upset you? that wasnt my intention and i’m very sorry for that. this is new to me and i hope i will do better in the future”

final thoughts:

-this isn’t a private game anymore. this is a show that many of us pay money to access. that doesn’t give us the right to make demands, but it does give us the right to ask that our sexuality and gender aren’t treated as a joke. it gives us the right to ask a cast member if they were serious when they flirted with the idea of their character not being straight. 

-the problem isn’t that keyleth is questioning. the problem is that the cast has a tendency to joke about these things and then never return to it, as if lgbt+ representation is a tap you can turn on or off. (sam is the only exception i can think of, but again that wasn’t confirmed on screen.) minority groups shouldn’t be treated like this.

-it’s not entitlement to ask that your sexuality isn’t a punchline. it’s not demanding to ask for clarification. it’s not asking too much for an apology. 

if straight actors dont want to seriously consider non-heterosexual orientations, then they dont get to make jokes about sexuality. 

hufflepuffkira  asked:

hey Giulia!! I was wondering if you had any writing advice/tips? As you well know I'm a huge fan of your writing and I aspire to reach your level of talent aha. I apologize if I've already asked for your advice before too, you absolutely don't have to answer again if I have! (I love love your new theme btw!!)

This is so flattering Cosi omg thank you. I’ll try to put together some of my favorite posts that i often check while writing and maybe add some more.

  • here’s some general writing tips by @wellsjahasghost that i find extremely useful.
  • @rongasm wrote so many writing tips as well so you should definitely check out her writing stuff tag. This “How to develop/come up with a good plot” post helped me out a lot. Also i agree on every point of this post about what attracts me the most in a fic.
  • @danielzharman‘s writing tag include tips of every kind, if you either wanna write a fic or a novel, you can find some very helpful for your vocabulary, plot and general information for descriptions.     

          when i write i always check these ones in particular:

  1.   “how to translate emotions into written body language”
  2. “57 senses to use in your writing”
  3. “words to use more often + words instead of ‘said’ + words instead of ‘looks’ + showing emotions and feelings”  (this is more for non-native english speakers maybe?)
  • Personally, being english not my first language i always struggle with finding synonyms  and i’m always afraid of feeling repetitive with my expressions, so WIDEN YOUR VOCABULARY and always REREAD your sentences, read them out loud to see if they do sound natural and fluent, as well as your dialogues.
  • FIND A BETA, cause they really save your ass and even if your grammar is somehow perfect you’ll always need someone to cheer you up and that roots for you. Your beta is not only the one who corrects your work, but is someone you can count on when you need a good advice or even just an opinion about your writing. It’s not just a “writing/professional” relationship, strictly bound to your fic. ( ps. @youaretoosmart@stilesprefers-screamers ily)
  • PUNCTUATION is!! important!! You can tell me the best story ever with good characters and development but i can’t really follow it if paragraphs are commas-free and capital letters are optional.
  • COHERENCE, both for grammar and plot. Aka:
  1. don’t mix the tenses up. If you start with the present tense, stick with it and vice versa. (Unless you’re writing in present and have to do a flashback or something)
  2. as for the plot: always be careful about the dates and the socio-cultural background. For ex. if you’re setting your story post-college, you have to consider colleges in USA last four years. Or the fact that In USA you use different scales of measurement etc…
  • Also, when i read a fic, i have this small pad where i note all the expressions or words i either don’t understand or i find inspiring. There, i write down also some brainstormings for my fics whenever something inspires me, which can happen with movies, literature, tv shows… whatever. FIND INSPIRATION in everything you do: hobbies, places etc…just, pay attention to it, you know.
  • FOR MULTICHAPTERS you can deal with it as you like it but personally, i like to have everything scheduled. So for example for Quietus i’ve done the same process Rachel and Maggie did for Rainflower and made a two-lines plot for each chapter, set up the povs and basically wrote some key-words. I used Google Sheets.
  • if you have friends who are writers as well, DON’T BE AFRAID OF ASKING FOR OPINIONS, granted of course that you gotta be willing to accept constructive critics too (as Jade said). For my own experience, writers are very supportive with each other yikes.

i think … that’s it? Also because the others’ posts are really detailed and i don’t think i have much more to add on it.

Hopefully it can be enough, & for any advice or anything i’m always here to talk xx

AKA THE ‘  WOW WHY ARE YOU ALL HERE  ’ LIST

all  jokes  aside,  i  apologize  for  the  minimalistic  header,  but  this  was  overdue  and  with  college  starting  soon,  i wanted  to  get  this  out  when  i  could !  tbh  i  wasn’t  expecting  to  reach  600 +  before  wednesday,  so  for  me  this  is  HUGE  and  i  can’t  thank  you  enough.  i’ll  spare  you  the  sap,  just  know  that  i  love  and  appreciate  each  and  every  one  of  you  who’ve  stuck  with  me  through  this  hell  of  a  summer,  and  all  who  are  going  to  be  joining  me  as  i  continue  this  wild  journey  with  this  demiguy  demigod  that  means  so  much  to  me.  now,  onto  the  actual good  stuff !

CONSIDERED COCONUTS

THESE  FOLKS  ARE  SOME  OF THE  KINDNESS  I’VE  MET  ON  THIS  SITE,  AND  I  WILL  CONTINUE  TO  BE  ETERNALLY  GRATEFUL  THAT  THEY  ARE  A  PART  OF  MY  LIFE.  I  LOVE  YOU  NERDS  SO  MUCH

@moanaialiki   /   @furaised  : HEY  GRANDMA !  you already  know  this,  but  i  love  you   more  than  life  itself,  and  i’m  so  blessed  to  have  your  lovely  memey  self  be  a  major  part  of  my  life.  thank  you  so  much  for  being  here  fam,  for  crying  about  mo.ana  and  ma.ui’s  relations  on  the  daily,  dragging  me  into  des.end.ants,  making  ray  with  my  eve,  and  just  being  a  wonderful  and  supportive  friend  which  i  try  my  hardest  to  give  back,  since  you’re  that  important  to  me.  i  shan’t  overkill  you  with  my  cheesiness  this  time  around,  but  i  just  want  you  to  know  how  much  you  mean  to  me  and  how  a  day  doesn’t  go  by  that  i’m  thankful  you’re  in  my  life

@absoluteneed    &    your  blogs : MAN  IT’S  WILD  HOW  MUCH  WE’VE  GONE  THROUGH??  i’m  so  happy  that  we  met  however  many  years  back,  and  have  kept  contact  all  these  years  since.  seeing  you  on  here  and  our  friendly  conversations  we  have  always  bring  a  smile  to  my  face,  and  your  presence  as  a  voice  against  the  terrible  people  in  the  rpc  helps  to  restore  my  faith  in  humanity.  love  ya  now  and  always !

@captain-uma   /   @motherofvoyagers : JAS !!!  you’ve  grown  to  be  such  a  close  friend  through  this  blog  (  even  if  i  am  an  enabler,  i  know  you  still love  meeee.  )  our  love  for  all  our  characters  and  the  relationships  we’ve  formed  with  them  mean  so  much  to  me  (  plus,  you  encourage  my  ma.ui  enthusiasm,  so  that’s  always  a  plus !  )  i  love  you  lots

@lookedpathetic    &    your  blogs : ANNA - BELLE  YO !  i  love  you  so  much  and  all  your  lovely  blogs  and  characters : it’s  all  literal  perfection.  between  sharing  hcs  about  characters  interacting  w  ma.ui  up  to  spamming  each  other  w  memes,  it’s  been  a  lovely  wild  ride  on  this  blog,  and  it  wouldn’t  have  been  the  same  without  you

@facadesmiled : ACE  ACE  ACE !!!  you  know  you’re  gonna  be  on  here  you  dork !  we’ve  been  through  it  all  honestly,  we’ve  known  each  other  for  literal  YEARS,  and  i’m  proud  to  call  you  my  best  friend  in  all  meanings  of  it.  i  love  you  so  much,  and  i  honestly  don’t  know  where  i’d  be  if  you  hadn’t  been  a  part  of  my  life.  thank  you  so  much,  i  love  ya  to  bits  and  pieces

and  a  special  mention  to  BIRDIE,  who  is  no  longer  on  tumblr  itself,  but  who  is  important  enough  to  be  added  here.   i  love  you  so  much  man,  talking  to  you  is  always  such  a  pleasure  and  i  love  what  we’ve  created  with  him  and  venia,  bc  they  truly  bring  me  so  much  joy  and  happiness.  you  deserve  only  the  best,  and  i’m  glad  we  started  talking  bc  you’ve  majorly  impacted  my  life.  thank  you  and  i  love  you !

ISLANDS I PULLED FROM THE SEA

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it’s only been a few days but alec has missed the loft, the familiarity of its layout and smell and ornate furniture. it’s come to be a place to lay his weary head but also a place to wake up to when the sunlight hits every surface, dust dances in the beams, and the man he loves presses himself closer to his chest. he’s missed soft sheets surrounding his body and the safety blanket of magnus surrounding him where he’s most vulnerable. when he’d slept during their brief break, it had been slumped against his desk to frustrate more tense muscles in his neck and shoulders. he’d yearned for home.

they toe off shoes by the door, discard jackets over chair backs, take their tired souls to the bedroom. by lamplight they undress, highlighting skin golden and casting softened shadows in the creases and dips of their bodies. the silence between them is comfortable and comforting, their soft gazes meet as each piece of clothing is finally relieved, leaving more than just their hearts bared.

alec settles himself amongst deep red sheets and regards magnus openly, a tired but tender smile holding the edges of his lips up. his arms are outstretched in an invitation that his boyfriend is all too eager to graciously accept, and then he’s being held as they melt together and let out quiet sighs. alec’s embrace is the sworn sincerity of apologies and forgiveness and the want to do better, fingers tracing their worship on his lover’s back. when magnus cranes his neck to seek out a kiss, the press of their lips is the promise of better tomorrows and the earnest truth that they’ll always find their way back to each other. always.

Did you know that in one episode of Cyborg 009, all mentions of atheism were completely removed in the DVD release? This wouldn’t be a surprise if we were talking about the English dub, but this censorship occurred before the show even got into Western hands! (Or so I’m assuming. Please correct me if I’m wrong.)

There are not one, not two, but THREE instances throughout episode 22 that got cut out.

1) At Chang’s restaurant, a couple of guys harass G.B. and demand to know whether or not he believes that the “god” attacking all over the world is actually a god. He says he doesn’t, and they declare that he’ll be punished for not believing and demand that he apologize to God. In the remake, this conversation is skipped and goes straight to Chang yelling at them to get out.

2) I watch the DVD versions first, so I was slightly confused at how Chang was suddenly flustered - and Francoise was terse with him - when Gilmore announced that the rest of the team would meet up with them later. What was there to be upset about? It really felt as if I had missed something…and I was right. The previous scene WAS missing.

Originally, Chang had claimed that the “god” that’s being seen on the news is simply an illusion. G.B. asks him if he’s an atheist, Chang answers “Of course” (Unfortunately, my Japanese isn’t good enough to make out the reason he gives for this and the subtitle is wonky), and Francoise gets pissed and announces that she believes in God. Chang tries to apologize and say he was joking, but Francoise just sulks.

3) This last cut is short. After the city gets destroyed and the crew is wondering what could have done it, Chang says, “Maybe it really was done by a god?”, to which G.B. responds, “Aren’t you an atheist?” In the remake, Chang’s line was kept, but G.B’s was removed.

So it seems that it’s okay to talk about gods, but it’s NOT okay to talk about not believing in any. Interesting. (Jet was allowed to say he doesn’t believe in God in one of the early episodes, though… Perhaps because the context was different?)

“Rushed Apologies to Lauren from Biology”

i’m sorry i tangled your sheets
and your thoughts and
i’m sorry i called my mom
and left before you woke
and i’m sorry i never called you back
and i’m sorry i started dating boys-
ryan, nick, and issac, specifically-
and i’m sorry i never once
talked to you about that
beautiful tangled night
of hidden kisses and touches
and i’m sorry it took me so long-
four goddamn years-
to write you this poem
and i am so fucking sorry
that you’ll never get to read it.

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The lighthouse? Moments ago, the picture was of a lighthouse on a desert mountain in the clean light of midday. Now the photo is a lighthouse at desert’s dusk! Purple-orange sky and a blinking red light atop the mountain. The light in the photo is actually blinking!

I FINALLY LISTENED TO EPISODE 48 OF WTNV

thedrunknextdoor  asked:

ok i really don't ship real people cause i just never have but JIMIN AND KOOKIE ARE SO ???? LIKE WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK THEYRE CUTER THAN MOST COUPLES I'VE SEEN. AND THOSE STARES?? I MADE A WHOLE POST ABOUT HOW I'VE NEVER SEEN THAT KINDA LOOK MADE BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO WERENT AT LEAST MAKING OUT OR THINKING ABOUT IT. *breathes* sorry i just needed to get that out.

Oh no need to apologize! Jikook….has a way of hooking people in without even realizing it. You’re just firmly in the ship’s before you can get out! I sure as hell didn’t expect to Stan them, yet here I am. A trash blog LOL. And the staring? I’ve never seen so much freaking intensity. You will have to show me that post of yours 😂

Elfstone discourse? (Is this a thing?)

So I was re-reading The War of the Jewels the other day, when I came across two life-changing scribbles of Tolkien’s, right in the thick of the commentary on ‘The Later Quenta Silmarillion’ (p. 176-7 of my paperback):

“He [Fëanor] gives the Green Stone to Maidros.”

This line was admittedly, “not in fact to be inserted,” but then this proceeds it:

“‘At the top of this page [in the QS manuscript] my father penciled: ‘The Green Stone of Fëanor given by Maidros to Fingon.’”

Wait, what Green Stone?

Thanks, Christopher, for the confirmation:

“This can hardly be other than a reference to the Elessar that came in the end to Aragorn…”

Folks.

In this older draft, Fëanor makes the Elessar. It comes to Maedhros (whether by deathbed gift or simple inheritance). After Thangorodrim Maedhros gives it to Fingon. and Fingon later gives it away like he does a certain Helm

CT suggests that this idea was replaced by the essays found in ‘The History of Galadriel and Celeborn,’ but y’all: no one will take this away from me.

Here’s why:

(Buckle up and get ready for Draft Hell under this cut.)

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zunairaghazal  asked:

I think i've asked this before, but I can't be sure, but if you imagine your TheCherryOnTop characters as adults, where will they be now? 😁

so i just checked and oh dang tomorrow (aug 4) will mean it’s been ten years since i posted that fic. a friggin decade. wow. wow i am old af. 

but for the sake of your ask, i’m going to take “adults” to mean 25-26 bc that’s where i am now and that’s just easier. also i refuse to reread that thing so i’m just kinda guessing here. i apologize if this doesn’t match up with who they all were in that fic.

  • sakura just finished her MD and is ready to gtfo of school. she’s still dating sasuke because #truelove. 
  • after being roomies with ino in their first year of university, they had a moment of “how the hell were we not best friends before?” and have been such ever since. 
  • she doesn’t blog because she’s too lazy to, but she tweets something sassy every five minutes and lives the most glamorously photoed life on instagram (read: she doesn’t actually). she’s not happy because holy shit student loans, but she’s okay. coming home to ino and their twinkle lights that just rack up their hydro bill while dating her high school sweetheart is good enough, even if she has no hope of ever owning property until she’s 100. 
  • sasuke went from leaf academy to konoha university like all the other children. he studied something to finish his degree (mama’s orders) but had no passion to pursue anything in particular so he kept the job he had at one of KU’s offices. eventually they hired him full-time and he was like yeah sure because he had student loans to repay and then all of sudden he turned 25 and he was still there. 
  • it’s fine though. public sector pays pretty damn well considering how little he actually does. also he has benefits and isn’t that a plus? anyway he wants to propose to sakura by the end of the year. they’re still pretty young, sure, but it’s been a long time and when you know…well, you know. and honestly he’s known for a long time. 
  • naruto is on his way to become a teacher. he’s trying to, at least. he works at two different schools part-time because that’s the nature of the job market unfortunately. he’s in the union though, so that’s a good start. internal applications? hell yeah! first dibs yo! the best part of his day is when he stops for ramen on his drive to the second school. idk how the fic ended for him but you know what? 
  • he recently started dating ino because i said so. his studio apartment has the basics: a bed, a tiny kitchen, and about two dozen succulents. they’re essentially his children.
  • naruto and sasuke have an app idea that they always talk about making one day when they eventually go about studying the technical stuff.
  • although she’s roomies with ino, sakura mostly lives at sasuke’s apartment because he has a dog and sakura loves his dog more than she prob loves sasuke. it would be infinitely more economical to just move in with him but like her parents would be displeased. or something.
  • sakura has been a bridesmaid like four times already in the past two years and she starts crying when tenten asks her to be one for her upcoming wedding because she’s a broke ass bitch and cannot bring herself to wear another “team bride” tank top.
  • sasuke and sakura make their morning commute together everyday. or like they did when she was still in school. now it’ll depend. but they like to do the crossword together each time. they’re those annoying people who talk on the subway at like 7 in the morning while you’re trying to sleep.
  • OMG.
  • k that’s how he proposes to her. he writes it in the crossword puzzle before getting off at his stop and leaving her on the train for the rest of her trip. 
  • did i write a sasusaku crossword proposal already? yes. but that’s not the point.

anyway i’m trying to keep this as vague and short as possible, mostly because i HATE when something gets a full ending and takes away your chance of, well, imagining your own stuff (lol like how naruto went).

to be clear, they’re all struggling millennials but they’re all v happy, esp with each other. :)

like sakura and ino regularly complain that they’re broke as bitches but the second one says “wanna get sangria” the other immediately says “when” soooo.

okay i hope i didn’t ruin anything for you. if so, my bad. just ignore this.

this is exactly what loathing looks like. do not question the man

I apologize in advance if I keep talking about this song but it amuses me to no end

anonymous asked:

Referring to an earlier anon's questions, can I ask why Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne are 'knobheads'? I didn't know about Benedict Cumberbatch earlier either till I was enlightened by your post. I've been seeing everyone loving these guys so I'm curious as to why you do not? (Just asking; if it was answered earlier, my apologies)

Irons is openly homophobic and also I’ve just personally never liked him even before that; Hiddleston and Redmayne are just the standard posh wanker type of actors, and the idea that they’d be ~groundbreaking~ as any Austen hero just leaves me dumbfounded. They’ve done their romantic hero roles in period dramas, and they said their lines and looked very moonily at their love interests, the end. They’re big old eyebrow-raising shrugs to me and if people want me to fancast things I’m gonna need better actors to work with apart from the current white British flavour of the month dude with perfect RP diction.

anonymous asked:

hi Ally!! hope you're well :) you've probably (definitely) been asked this before so i apologiZe but i've seen different things concerning (your) skin care on your page? but i haven't been able to find any actual post on your routine/products¿ aaa sorry for bugging you about this but i personally really need some tips on skin care so if you have any lol, -n [a rlly big fan of you & your art] ❣️

hello n!!!!! 💕 and no problem, here’s my skincare tag and hopefully it helps you if we have the same problematic skin type!