be careful with that!

continental drift

(#21 off the Super Sappy Prompts list: “I’m better when I’m with you.”)

It’s an experiment based on a hypothesis based on a coincidence. They’re sharing a room on a roadie, and Nursey has been stuck in a dry spell for a week and a half now. The words just haven’t been coming the way he wants them to, and he’s starting to feel dried out, like all the creative juices have been wrung out of him by school stress and lack of sleep. Maybe it’ll never come back. Maybe he’s just done. All washed up by the tender age of twenty.

He’s not even trying to write as he watches Dex from across the room, tracking his fidgets and expressions as he sits hunched over his laptop frowning at the screen. It’s been a while since he and Dex have been in the same room for an extended period of time – a fortnight, about. Dex has been on a project, and Nursey started isolating himself about when the drought hit. But it was nice to sit with him on the bus today, and it’s nice to dump his bag near the bed and just relax, hands behind his head, and drink in his presence. It feels like something he’s been missing for far too long.

Nursey’s not sure what it is that makes the words start coming back, but it’s like a cloudburst on a hot day – a few lines, scattered drops against a parched sidewalk, then all at once he’s drowning.

He writes for four hours that night. His poems are full of microchips and anger, all about the gray morality of man against the rigidity of binary code, and by one a.m., when he should really be getting his beauty rest for tomorrow’s game, he’s starting to formulate a theory.

The theory is that maybe being in Dex’s proximity jumpstarts his creativity. In a phrase, Dex inspires him.

So Nursey resolves to test it.

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anonymous asked:

How can I be happy?

- let go of the past. 

- forgive yourself.

- live in the present. 

- do things that make you feel good.

- be optimistic, focus on the good.

- surround yourself with people who love and care about you. get rid of the people who don’t.

- whatever your current situation is, learn to appreciate it.

- stop comparing yourself to others.

- stop being so hard on yourself.

- enjoy the little things - like the sunset, the warm weather, your favorite tv show, etc.

- know that good things will happen to you.

Knuckles

Requested: Hi! First of all I just want to say that I absolutely love your writing. Could you maybe do one where you have a bad habit of popping your knuckles all the time and Shawn says it’s bad for you so he just holds your hands any time you start to do it? I know it’s kind of weird but I think it would be cute.

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You’re seated next to Shawn in the car on the way to one of his interviews. You’re just coming along to be with him and to support him while he does some press. You’re staring out the window watching the trees rush by in a blur, and you absentmindedly start popping your knuckles. It’s just something you do whenever you don’t really know what to do with your hands. It’s a bad habit, you know because so many people have told you that, including Shawn. He thinks it’s going to hurt you, if not now then in the future.

You don’t even realize that you had been popping your knuckles until you feel Shawns large hand on top of both of yours. He pulls one hand away from the other, intertwining your fingers. Now you can’t pop your knuckles because one hand is in Shawn’s and you need both to pop your knuckles. You have a feeling that he knows that. You glance over at him, and he simply says, “It’s not good for you.” Before bringing your hand that he’s holding up to his and lightly kissing each of your knuckles.

real talk i see a lot of ppl in the tags of some of these suggestions talk abt how relatable they are or tag them “#same” and “#me” and i just want you to know like. i’m really sorry. feeling this way is truly awful and i just hope that someday you can all feel better, bc no one should feel this bad

you do deserve to feel okay, at the very least

anonymous asked:

Hi Ms. Layne I was curious as to if you would be willing to do a Sabezra hug of the latest episode? The developers really screwed the shippers over. Btw your art is awesome.

I know everyone is supper bummed about the lack of the goodbye hug for Sabine and Ezra but consider this: 

    A REUNION HUG: 

(hIGH KEY, I WANT THIS )