at least i didn't found anything

A story from the line at McDonald's
  • Me: okay so my sexuality's a complicated deal so let's just call me queer as hell
  • Friend: nono I wanna know can't you explain it
  • Me: well ok mainly I am asexual which means I don't want to do the do nor do I long for it, so it has nothing to do with lack of confidence or anything like that, I simply don't find anyone sexually attractive
  • Friend: right right
  • Me: but I'm also bi romantic. The sexual and romantic attraction are different, and I still fall in love and want to have physical contact with my partner, I just don't need the hanky panky
  • Friend: right cause you have a girlfriend that's pansexual right
  • Me: exactly and as long as we're both happy with not doing the rumba naked, that's a valid relationship
  • Friend: I get it, I get it... I didn't know the entire sexual and romantic orientations were different
  • Me: yeah I know it was an eyeopener for me when I found ou-
  • Lady behind us in line: excuse me so sorry but I couldn't help but overhear but I didn't know half of what you just said and I was just wondering what that thing your girlfriend was is, pansexual?
  • Me: *awkward glance at friend* oh uh I'm not an expert or anything and uh ok so basically it's similar to being bisexual, but there's less value in what gender the one you're attracted to is, at least as I understood it. So a bisexual would be attracted to a person despite their gender, a pansexual wouldn't really care at all in a way uh I'm sorry I'm bad at explaining
  • Lady behind us in line: that's alright I can look it up myself later you gave me a general idea! So where did you find out these things, you're pretty young?
  • Me: well, Internet. Once you're a bit confused about what you might be you usually go looking for explanations...
  • Lady behind us in line: so uh in theory... It's fine if you don't know, I just want to check with you... Is there a thing called aROMANTIC? like you're asexual, is there a equivalent to the romantic orientation you mentioned?
  • Me: oh yeah, absolutely! You can be both asexual and aromantic, or aromantic and heterosexual, literally all combinations are possible!
  • Lady behind us in line: *smiles LIKE REALLY GODDAMNED GENUINELY* thank you so much, I did not know that. *fishes up phone from pocket* now if you excuse me, I'm going to call my mother and tell her I'm not crazy for never having been married or stayed with one guy for long despite being 50+ but still has three children! *steps out of line and walks off while dialing*
  • Friend: wow that was... Amazing
  • Me: see how happy she got? That's the power of right information.
  • And that's why I've been smiling since this happened.

neojet280  asked:

I FOUND THE ERROR!! I didn't even notice all the text about Blue's personality until people pointed out the ERROR. People like you are going to make me have to reread your comic just to make sure I didn't miss anything! Well done!

;D Why thank you!

I definitely think that sifting through and re-reading (at least certain parts of) the comic every once in a while might be a good idea, in case I snuck a little something in there for later ;) Just a suggestion, though! Ya’ll do you <3

BARDUIL MINI BANG

ARTISTS CLAIM

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If you hadn’t signed up as an artist before, it’s okay, just reread the information post before following the instructions below and then you’re good to go!

There are 9 stories to claim:

1#
Title: Drowning in Dreams
Rating: General Audiences
Tags (will probably be later added to): Reincarnation AU, angst, fluff
Summary: Now, if these goddamn dreams would just leave him alone, that would be great.
~*~
All his life, Bard has been plagued by visions similar to flashbacks and similar to dreams. In the visions (or are they hallucinations? Bard isn’t sure of the correct terminology, but he knows that they can’t possibly be memory) he is with an elf. An elvenking that he loves with all his heart and one that he is positive that he’s never met before. Bard brushes the visions aside as best he can. They had no purpose, after all, besides from distracting Bard from reality. But then, what if the visions weren’t fake?

claimed by: piyo-13
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2#
Title: Paper Crowns
Rating: G
Tags: #post-botfa #letters #letter writing #developing romance #angst #character death #sfw #kind thranduil #white gems of lasgalen #negotiations #allegiance
Summary: How long the days, how short the months. Winter is fast approaching, and exchanging letters help Bard and Thranduil bear irritating Dwarves and troublesome spiders until they can see each other again.

claimed by: angstyourwayin
claimed by: flurgburgler

3#
Title: Under the Flowers (working title)
Rating: G
Tags: Fluffy, One-shot, drabble, post-Hobbit, the very earliest moments of a relationship really
Summary: Thranduil and Bard each remember past springs under the flowering trees, and a flowering tree in Dale provides them with a chance for a brief meeting.

claimed by: homeiswheretheheartsare
claimed by: lucianaella

4#
Title: The Mind Of Love
Rating: T
Tags: cw: drowning, fluff, some angst
Summary: Five times Thranduil renders Bard speechless and one time Bard returns the favour.

claimed by: drappersky
claimed by:

5#
Title: Soulmark
Rating: PG
Tags: soulmates, soulmarks, soulmate-identifying marks, cultural taboos, Thranduil/OFC, Bard/OFC
Summary: Soulmarks are a decidedly mortal phenomenon. The Valar give humanity assistance in finding their soulmates, something that elves don’t need. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. Thranduil is one of them, and he’s waited a long time to find the man who matches the mark on his hand.

claimed by: homeiswheretheheartsare
claimed by: trans-cassianandor

6#
Title: In Flagrante Delicto
Rating: Explicit
Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting; False Accusations; Exhibitionism; Humor
Summary: Bard helps Thranduil shop for a pair of jeans that may just be a bit too tight for him. A busted zipper and a tumble down the floor later, the couple find themselves accused of shagging inside the fitting room by an irritable salesclerk who won’t listen to rhyme or reason.

claimed by: drappersky
claimed by:

7#
Title: How The Mighty Have Fallen (And Just Keep Falling)
Rating: T
Tags: Ice skating au, rivals au, Legolas is a trouble maker, bardlings, reunions, fluff, you can’t land a quad at forty thrandy I’m sorry but you just cant
Summary: Sometimes Bard stayed at the rink after everyone else had left and skated as long as his muscles could stand. He could almost hear the crowds roaring, see Thranduil smiling at the challenge, feel his muscles screaming. God he missed it. Fourteen years now, since his last competition, since he had vanished from professional figure skating. Sometimes commentators would still bring up his mysterious departure, Bard only wondered if Thranduil still thought of him too. He couldn’t go back now though, he was far too old to compete, had no excuse to suddenly show up after so many years away from the circuit.

Or at least he didn’t until a young blonde boy with a fierce determination to beat the infamous Thranduil Oroperion’s records walked through the doors to his ice rink and asked Bard to be his coach.

claimed by: absoluteabsolem
claimed by: piyo-13

8#
Title: All These Common Things (working title)
Rating: G
Tags: Alternate Universe - Wedding Planner, Single Parents, Slow Build, Pining, Dancing, Dancing lessons, Kissing, shmoop, Wedding Planner Thranduil, Truck Driver Bard
Summary: When his daughter Sigrid gets engaged to Fili Durin, Bard wants to support them in any way he can. Unfortunately their wedding planner is ridiculously attractive, and Bard finds it harder and harder to keep his feelings professional. Could it be the other man feels the same? Well everyone knows the best place to find romance is at someone else’s wedding.

claimed by: piyo-13
claimed by:
valinor-chronicles

9#
Title: blue remembered hills
Rating: mature
Tags: dystopia, end of the world survivors AU, grief and guilt, emotional intimacy, facial scars, altered world, build-your-own-family, ace!barduil
Summary: The world ends, not with a bang but with years of war and the extensive desolation of an earth that has finally had enough. One day, man will be gone from its surface, but in the meantime the survivors live, as best they can, among the wastes of it all. In which Bard decides to help some strangers, and is helped in return.

claimed by: absoluteabsolem
claimed by: shippingagenda

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All 649 718 Pokemon, region by region - Kalos just added! 

After 4 years since finishing Unova, I went with my masochistic tendencies and finally drew Kalos…in 3 days. After adding in all variations of Vivillon, Flabebe and its evolutions, Pyroar, Meowstic, Furfrou, Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist, the number of Pokemon went up from 69 to 129. TOO MUCH. But do I have any regrets? Absolutely not.

I’ll be at AX 2016! I’ll be posting a map soon. All 6 regions will be on sale at the con, so be sure to stop by, even if it’s just to say hi. :’)  

@stephaniebrowm posted this and I couldn’t help myself:

By some strange stroke of luck or coincidence Jason had found himself far away from Independence Day activities since he could remember. In the beginning it was because he wasn’t anywhere near the states, then it was because there was always something to drag him away. This year however, he had somehow found himself nodding and agreeing to attend a fireworks show with Damian, Tim, and Dick. He only agreed because Bruce was away on business.

As he reclined on the overly large blanket Alfred had packed for them, he found himself looking forward to the fireworks. The last time he’d seen a show he’d been with Bruce, Dick, and Alfred. The Bat signal had called them away so he’d missed the finale, and Bruce had staged one of his own the next night for Jason. A small smile slipped on his face at the memory.

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what if taylor and karlie kloss are dating though?

like, she has a totally different posture with karlie than with selena or sarah or lorde or even ed

than she does with karlie like srsly

i’m just saying…

413. Letters
  • Author's Note: major fluff warning. And I'm such a sucker for handwritten letters.
  • Harry: Sometimes when you're missing Harry and it's too much to handle, you curl up at your desk at write to him. "...I miss you so much it hurts, my body aches for you in ways I didn't know were possible. I can hardly smell you on the sheets anymore, it's probably my fault for sleeping on your side of the bed but it's the only way I'll fall asleep. My body sinks into the imprint you left on the mattress and just for a second it feels like you're holding me..." The letters are meant to be therapeutic, something you write down then hide away in a drawer but that never happens. You make a few calls the next day and get it delivered to him wherever he is in the world that day.
  • Liam: It's early and you can already tell Liam's gone before you open your eyes. The bed feels empty and you reach your hand out to feel his side of the bed, it's still warm which means he hasn't been gone for too long. You roll over to his side and hear paper crinkle under your head. It's a note from Liam. "I couldn't wake you, hell I could barely leave you this morning. I'll be twenty minutes late at this rate but you just looked so damn beautiful this morning. The sun shined through the window and laid across your cheek. You looked so warm, so happy. You looked like home..."
  • Louis: It was the day after Louis left and you seriously contemplated not going into work. But you dragged yourself to work and into your office. You took your sweet time getting started, sipping your hot tea slowly. You reached into your work bag and pulled out your laptop. When you opened it up you found a letter laying across keys. "If you're reading this it means you made it to work! (Or at least out of bed) either way, I'm proud of ya! I know it's hard love. I'm so sorry I have to be away from you for so long. The one thing I've learned from all this time alone is how unconditional our love is, there isn't anything we can't overcome. So hang in there love."
  • Niall: it was safe to say that today just wasn't your day. You almost didn't bother getting the mail when you finally got home but you were waiting for a new book. There was no book, just a single letter. Your eyes started to well up with tears when you saw his writing. You sat down on the curb and ripped it open. "I had a dream about us the other night Princess. It felt so real I started crying when I realized it wasn't. I was back home, you were sitting in my lap and we were watching the cheesy movie you love so much. I wrapped my arms tighter around you and I swear I could feel you. I was so happy to be there with you, it made me feel guilty for not wanting to watch that movie with you. When I get back we can watch all the chick flicks you want babygirl, as long as I can hold you."
  • Zayn: Before Zayn left for tour you hand him a letter and told him it was for him to read on the plane, but you knew he wouldn't wait that long. You could picture him reading it in car. "...My mom asked me the other day what I do when I miss you and when I think this is all too much. I never really realized it until she asked but every time I get so overwhelmed with missing you I picture the elderly couple we saw in the park, how he held her hand and kissed her knuckles and how she looked at him with so much love it made me cry. When you saw me looking at them you pulled me in closer and said 'I want that to be us one day.' All of the hard work, nights alone, and missing you, it's all worth it if it means we get there one day..."
  • Written by: Anna

anonymous asked:

Hello. Umm, what joke did Mark even make? Cause I watched it and found nothing problematic about it? I'm a trans boy and in being trans and knowing trans girls who didn't find it offensive, it doesn't seem that bad? He's literally just putting makeup on? That's is? Like people always say that men can wear make up too, but I guess he can't? But if there's some joke I missed or anything, please tell me so I can understand.

No it’s not the video. At least to me, I don’t see a problem with the video, because it wasn’t “lol a guy in makeup” it was “I’m gonna try to play this game and put on makeup and it’ll look ridiculous” you know? Like, any gender could do that and it could be funny.

The problem was his response to that person who said he wasn’t attractive. He responded with pictures of himself in the makeup from the video and while yeah, he looked silly because the challenge had been to put on makeup without looking/while playing a hard game/whatever, in the context of the post, he was just posting silly pictures of him being “unattractive” by wearing poorly-put-on makeup.

It came across, whether he meant for it to or not, like men in makeup is not only something to mock, but inherently unattractive. Like, he literally responded to someone calling him ugly with photographs of him in makeup. It just came out as “men in makeup are ugly haha” and obviously that effects trans women really harshly because trans women are seen as men so it just adds to this stereotype that they’re just ugly men in makeup?

Here’s the thing though, I know Mark wasn’t intentionally trying to say that. He and a huge portion of his fans are acting like since he wasn’t trying to be offensive, he was just trying to be silly, that he wasn’t offensive at all. But that’s not how it works!! If you make a joke and it hurts people, it doesn’t matter what your original intent was, you need to apologize for it hurting people and for it coming out a way you didn’t mean for it to!

Mark wasn’t trying to say “haha trans women are ugly” (which is what it boiled down to to many people), but that was how it came out, and many trans people, especially trans women, felt like the joke was hurtful to them. If he really cared about his fans, he’d understand that it doesn’t matter if a joke wasn’t supposed to be offensive - if it offends people, you own up to it and apologize, you don’t pass it off as “tumblr overreacting” and erase all of the trans women you hurt.