big shoulder pads

All right, it’s Misfit Appreciation Day 2017, and we’re finally at the 1990s for the entry here.

When a lot of people talk about the 1990s, it’s usually with scorn, often making accusations of every comic being loaded with over-muscled men, women with impossible body types, pupil-less eyes, shoulder pads, big knives and bigger guns. And I’m here to tell you that’s like assuming you know what the 1970s was like because you watched a bunch of blackploitation movies. While there were a ton of bad books, there were plenty of awesome and amazing books from that decade. Just off the top of my mind, Kingdom Come, Mike Allred’s Madman (as well as his series Red Rocket 7), League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Hellboy, Preacher, Sandman Mystery Theatre, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac… I wanna count Maus in there, but I can’t remember if it started in the early 90s or late 80s and I’m too lazy to do a Google search. And honestly… Whether they were great books or not, the Knightfall and Death of Superman stories were a LOT of fun to read. The Birds of Prey started around this time as well. Valiant’s Unity Crossover early on was amazing to read at that time… And that’s just the stuff I remember off the top of my mind. And there were a ton of comics that started off questionable that turned into something amazing. Witchblade turned into Switch (which I’m still waiting on issue #5, Stjepan Sejic!) Glory, which was kinda crappy turned into the amazing comic by Joe Keatinge. And then there’s Prophet… Which is all sorts of amazing, considering how bad that book was.

The 90s gave us some pretty amazing things. Yeah, there still was rampant sexism and stupid violence. But there was some very great comics and ideas that still influence very positive things to this day in comics.

Such as the Batman Adventures, and a special one-shot it had that, for me, is the greatest comic of all time: Batman: Mad Love

The use of shading and strong line work. Story panel layouts and “camera work”. Strong dialogue and even stronger storytelling. Characterization so developed that even if you didn’t watch the show, you knew what was going on and who the characters were. We all know how great the show was, but this was the first time i’ve seen a comic book fully make me feel like I was reading an episode of the series. (So much so that I actually prefer the comic book to the episode!) That book was THE most influential comic to me EVER. I would probably have given up being a cartoonist long ago, if not for that book. It’s probably more responsible for me being the artist I am, more than anything else.

So it’s only fitting that Misfit’s entry into the 1990s be based on the comic book series that created… Well… Created me. :)

songsaboutcampfires  asked:

poof is it just me or does the Mysterious Galra from the worm look like they're wearing like a,,, paladin lookin suit?? maybe i'm just fuckin dumb tho. who do u think it is??

im using shiro bc he’s a perfect model okay;;; also his full body paladin armor sticks out more–okay! anyways!!! the mysterious galra’s uniform does have a few similarities with the paladin armor! but most of the galra lieutenants have a similar style, big shoulder pads and thigh highs and such i just think it’s kind of like an updated look for both the alteans and the galra [shrug] 

i do have a feeling the galra might be lotor

this is the galra’s vld ship and on the bottom is lotor’s 80s ship–i just capped these bc i wanted to see how similar they are haha;;; they do look “similar” in a way but anyways to get to the point, i believe that the mysterious galra that was rescued by keith is definitely lotor
As the Starlight Fades - Archive of Our Own

Co-written with @kelkat9

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Donna Noble, Lady Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17, Henry van Statten
Additional Tags: other dw cameos, Soap Opera AU, 1980’s soap opera, like days of our lives maybe, Silly, Fluff, imagine kenny g saxophone, Shoulder Pads, big big hair, daytime drama, Fluffy McFluff
Series: Part 12 of I love AUs

Rose Tyler joins the cast of long-running soap opera, As the Starlight Fades. Of course she ends up as a “super couple” with Dr. Ian McCrimmon.

And here is some inspiration to set the 1980s mood:

“Doctor McCrimmon, isn’t there something you can do?” the woman pleaded. Terror and desperation radiated from the nurse as she clasped the hand of the young, unconscious, blonde woman.

“It is my solemn promise, if it’s the last thing I do Nurse Suzette, I’ll find a cure. If I have to stay up all night, for a thousand sleepless nights,” he said through gritted teeth, “I will! There is nothing… nothing that will stop me now! I will find a cure for the cybovirus. I swear to you!”

The tall, lanky, brown-haired physician clenched his fists and strode to his patient’s bedside. He looked at the greenish-blue lines that registered a weak heartbeat and quickly dropping oxygen levels. Her fever was dangerously high, and nothing that he had tried so far had brought her temperature down.

A camera zoomed in on the face of the actress, and then a second camera moved tightly in on the face of the desperate physician.

“…Cut! Cut! Cut! That’s a wrap for today,” show director, Donna Noble bellowed. “Good job everyone.”

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a screenshot from a larger picture I’m working on

piras family portrait, Ludmilla, Stefano, and Gino

I tried my best to capture the idiotic way kids smile but i also suck at drawing teeth lmao


 Break out your bright. Break out your tight. 

Alpha Pi Eta is throwing a totally rad BACK TO THE 80′s party. 

That’s right. We’re going back to leg warmers, big hair, and shoulder pads. The era of the muscle shirt and moonwalk is calling and Alpha Pi Eta is ready and willing to answer. 

 So get ready to Vogue, Macarena, and channel your inner Michael Jackson beneath the disco ball and raging neon strobe lights on Friday, April 28th. And remember to dress to impress because there will be a prize in store for the best costume. 

And don’t bother spiking the punch. Alpha’s boys have already taken care of that. 

 When: beginning at 9:00pm on Friday, April 28th - going until the last person passes out.

 Where: Alpha Pi Eta’s Fraternity 

 Who: Hosted by Alpha Pi Eta’s very own Amaranth, Beckett Romano.

 Costumes? Mandatory. or you will be turned away at the door. 

 Alcohol? Always.

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So after visiting a local charity/vintage shop, i’ve decided on a theme to base my shoots and lookbook on.

So… 80’s fashion.

Bright colours, crazy patterns, acid wash, big shoulder pads, high waisted jeans.. ect

I wanna make my upcoming shoots as wacky and 80’s as possible,

and so it begins..

SU Theory: What The Diamonds Do and Why/How Rose Shattered Pink Diamond

Summary: Pink Diamond planned to shatter the other 3 Diamonds but a conflict with Rose Quartz got PD shattered, instead.  For details, read the whole thing.

OK, we’re in that strange place with the Diamonds, where we on the one hand have only seen them in very limited action, and there’s not much hard data for them … but we also have enough information we just might be able to make some informed guesses.  So I am going to look at the murals to note differences between the different diamonds and see what that might mean, and I’m going to compare the mural pic to the actual diamond appearance we have seen for Blue and Yellow Diamond, to help us see how much the real diamond takes after her mythic pose.

So to start, Blue Diamond (Our Lady of Snowcones).     I notice that the mural shows a tall slender figure, apparently shining radiantly from her head, with her left hand holding one of her planets as she gazes at it, while the right hand holds her diaphanous skirt to show off its elegance.  Her gem shines from her chest as she faces right standing still.  Her face is not clear, but she has a halo-like aura around her head.

The scene in “The Answer” where Garnet [ as Sapphire ] recalled visiting Blue Diamond shows us a hooded figure cloaked and still, facing forward, her gem on her chest but dark, and her right hand on her lap and her left hand held close to her waist. Her face is covered and she is sitting, projecting both calm authority and mystery.


For Yellow Diamond (The Pez Empress), the mural again shows a tall slender figure, holding stars in each of her hands (the only diamond to have stars in her possession) with an array of planets and moons floating above her head.  Her gem shines from her chest as she looks to her left, standing still. Her face is not clear, but she also has a halo-like aura around her head.  Yellow Diamond also has something firm and authoritative in the area of her shoulders, whether a cloak or robe is not apparent at that time.


When we see Yellow Diamond in action in “Message Received”, we see a different type of figure from Blue Diamond.  Where Blue Diamond was generally still and liked to project an air of mystery, Yellow Diamond does not hide her face and is quite active.  In the few moments we saw her interact with Peridot, Yellow Diamond was working at a keyboard of some sort, issuing written commands to Yellow Pearl, sitting, standing, and generally in motion all the time.  From a fashion sense, we see that Yellow Diamond is devoted to the Ridiculously Big Shoulder look (which explains the decoration around the shoulders in the mural), and where Blue Diamond simply puts a linen over her face and hair, Yellow Diamond is wearing a helmet.  The combination of the helmet, heavy coat, gauntlets and boots with massive shoulder guards all combine to tell us Yellow Diamond is in full-on military mode.    

The last two diamonds have only mural images for us to consider, but we know that there is at least a basic sense of what’s going on.  Note first that both White and Pink Diamond are depicted in their murals with helmets very similar to that worn by Yellow Diamond.  Only Blue Diamond forgoes the helmet.

For White Diamond (White Bread Rules), the mural once again shows a tall slender figure (again with the big shoulder pads!), holding something round and glowing with both hands, with a large array of planets and moons floating above her head.  Her gem shines from her head as she looks forward, standing still.  Her face is not clear, but she also has a halo-like aura around her head and body, unless that represents something like a cloak.      

For Pink Diamond (Pinky), the mural once again shows again a slender figure, holding a dark planet with a single moon above her head, while her left hand is empty and open below her waist.   Her gem appears at her belly as she seems to be leaping up and to the right.  As with the other diamonds, her face is not clear, but she also has a halo-like aura around her head and upper body.  There is also what something like a gem structure at her feet, almost like a pedestal from which she leaps.      


OK, so on to the guesswork.   I noted that Blue Diamond has a simple head cover while the other three have stylized heads, and since we have seen Yellow Diamond we see that her helmet is very much like the mural representation of her head, leading me to believe that the diamonds all wear helmets, apparently for function since Blue Diamond does not seem to be low in rank but doesn’t use the helmet.  We also see that three of the diamonds seem to be standing or floating in place, while Pink Diamond is leaping.   Note that Pink Diamond only has one planet in her mural depiction, and in the classic logo used for the Diamond Authority, her color is on the bottom of the logo, suggesting Pink Diamond has lower rank or status than her sister diamonds.  


Looking again at the murals, I noted that Pink Diamond seems to be just a little smaller than her sister diamonds, and her mural is definitely less elaborate and elegant than the others.  For whatever reason, the planet she holds (seems to be Earth and its moon) is dark, where the other planets belonging to the other diamonds seem lighter.   We can also begin to guess at the division of duties between the diamonds, by considering what we already know about Blue and Yellow Diamonds.

In “The Answer”, we could see that Sapphire served Blue Diamond, and her job was to see into the future.  Blue Diamond was herself an avatar of mystery and secret knowledge, yet I find it interesting that Blue Diamond had to ask Sapphire what would happen.  That is, Blue Diamond seemed to foresee an attack by the rebels but lacked details, especially about the outcome.  She was relieved to hear Sapphire predict the rebellion would end that day.  What does Blue Diamond use with her occult powers, if she can’t see the future as well as her servants, much less foresee the true future Sapphire would miss? Hmm.  

 If you look closely at the background audience in Blue Diamond’s court, by the way, it appears that Lapis Lazuli was there, which is never specifically stated but sure looks to be the case, and given the diamonds’ habit of color assignment makes sense, especially considering the non-obvious power that Lapis possesses.  So I’d suggest that Blue Diamond is the diamond of secrets and mysteries, and hidden things.  

On to Yellow Diamond.  The obvious source for YD is “Message Received”, which is chock full of information about Yellow Diamond’s organization.  Let’s start with the fact that Peridot and Jasper were both sent to Earth by Yellow Diamond, but in Peridot’s case not directly by her (remember when Peridot reported in, YD asked “which peridot”?).  In that same conversation, Yellow Diamond asks Peridot “where is the Jasper I assigned you?”, which both shows that Jasper was important enough to be directly assigned by Banana Diamond, and also that there are multiple Jaspers.   Peridot is a technician and an academic (don’t forget Amethyst called Peridot a ‘nerd’ in “Log Date 7 15 2”), while Jasper (at least ever since we have seen her - maybe Jasper was nice when she worked for Pink Diamond) is an aggressive bully – we see both attributes in Yellow Diamond.  We also know that Yellow Diamond can dispatch space ships, and handles interstellar communication; don’t forget that when Peridot calls in in “Message Received”, the pearl who answers asks why she is using the ‘direct diamond’ line … which is controlled by Yellow Diamond.  Taken in toto, I think the two stars in Yellow Diamond’s hands in her mural symbolize Yellow Diamond’s control of technology and communication.  Yellow Diamond is the diamond of communication and transport.  

I note as well, that in the episodes “The Answer” and “Message Received”, we see that each diamond has a pearl in attendance, in color matching the diamond they serve.  We also know from “The Answer” and “Hit The Diamond”, 

that rubies serve all of the diamonds as ordered, sort of a general pool of ordinary-class soldiers.  

OK, moving on now to squishy ground.  We have White Diamond clutching a glowing globe of some kind, and a buttload of colonies floating above her head, and we have Pink Diamond, with gems at her feet but only one dark planet above her leaping hand.   Looking at a nominal military structure, Blue Diamond is the planner and keeper of secrets and Yellow Diamond handles logistics, meaning you need an overall commander in chief and you need someone to produce the troops.  That is where White and Pink Diamond come into play.  First off, going back to the Chiclet Authority logo we have seen so many times, White is on top.  


That, combined with all those planets floating above White Diamond like trophies, tells me White Diamond is the Top Rock of the Fearsome Foursome.  And from that, I suspect that glowing orb White Diamond is clutching in her hands like a 3D version of Gollum’s “precious”, is a gem version of a planet killer.  Going back to the episode “Message Received”, Peridot is impressed with the power of the Cluster, especially if you happen to be stuck on the planet being destroyed, but she doesn’t seem to regard it as the ultimate in power – when telling Yellow Diamond not to proceed with The Cluster in “Message Received”, Peridot calls it “just one geo-weapon”, meaning Peridot is aware of something a lot bigger and nastier.  And I think whatever the Witch of White Bread is clutching in her claws, is exactly that.

But what about Pink Diamond?  I’m still a bit disappointed to hear that Rose Quartz shattered PD, not least because that has to mean that Pinky was no better than her diamond siblings. Actually, maybe a lot worse.   But not to get ahead of myself.   I’ve said that we need someone in charge and that’s White Diamond, which leaves Pink Diamond to make troops.  We already know that the reason for the Rebellion by Rose was because she loved the Earth and its organic life, and she decided, as she told Pearl in “Rose’s Scabbard”, that she would “stay and fight” for the Earth.   We know that all the Crystal Gems regard kindergartens as atrocities, which kill off planets and their organic life in the making of new gems.  What else is interesting, is that we find out in “Beta” from Peridot that a second kindergarten was launched on Earth as the rebellion gained strength, because Homeworld desperately needed to make new gem soldiers.  We also know from Peridot and the scene of the second Kindergarten, that the beta facility was a much lower quality than the first one.  


Why is this important?  Because the Prime kindergarten was created and run by Pink Diamond, but Pink Diamond was not around when the Beta kindergarten was created.  This means that Pink Diamond was in charge of building kindergartens, and would have forced Rose Quartz to take on Pink Diamond directly in order to stop the use and construction of kindergartens.

Was Earth Pink Diamond’s only colony?  Hard to say.  While the mural makes it look like Earth was all Pinky had, the character of building a bunch of kindergartens on a planet kills off the place, then you have to go somewhere else.  Maybe the moon base mural depicts the Earth because that was Pinky’s current assignment at the time of the mural.  Another thing that jumps out at me, is the fact that of the whole Solar System, the Gem Homeworld only cared about using the Earth.  If you just want raw resources and rocks suitable to turn into gems, there are many other places in the Solar System besides Earth, and being uninhabited means they would have been easy for Homeworld to use. So why the Earth?  Is there something unique to the Earth that we have not been told yet?   After all, Peridot got excited about Earth’s “potential” once she had been here for a little while, so maybe there is something Rose and Peridot … and maybe Pink Diamond saw, that was not known or shared with Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, or White Diamond.

And then there is the shattering of Pink Diamond.  We know the shattering happened sometime after the start of the rebellion. We know this from Ruby’s statement in “Back to the Moon”, and we also know it happened after the bubbling of Bismuth (I have to believe that if Rose had shattered Pink Diamond before her confrontation with Bismuth, Bismuth would have brought that up to Steven when he was talking with her and Bismuth believed she was talking with Rose Quartz).  There’s been some talk that maybe Pink Diamond was shattered by Pearl who shape-shifted into Rose, but I reject that because that would make the act a premeditated murder, and I believe it was either a terrible accident or something awful that had to be done to prevent something much worse, and in either case this would have had to be done by Rose Quartz, no one else.  

Pearl’s reaction to Ruby’s account indicates she was present, which is important to me because it suggests the condition was a battle, not an assassination (which is also supported by Ruby’s presence).  That is, Rose directly confronted Pink Diamond but had no immediate intention of shattering her – which brings up the big question, just how do you shatter a diamond?   I discovered that while diamonds are very, very hard, they are not the toughest of minerals (after all, since we always see diamonds cut and polished, which means of course that something was used to cut the stone), and it turns out diamonds are unusually vulnerable to heat.  But more to the point, stop and consider what we know about Rose Quartz?  Her coloring and a ton of details make it reasonable to believe Rose Quartz served under Pink Diamond.  We also know that Rose had a lot of qualities not commonly found in gems. Her healing powers, for example, were remarked upon often, as was her shield.  Rose had unusual empathic ability, could float and maintain illusory forms for a very long time, she had strong charisma with all organic life, and a knack for convincing anyone she met that she was trustworthy and honorable.  It’s always been difficult to know exactly what Rose was made to be, since her set of qualities was both broad and powerful.  That’s one reason so many fans believed Rose was one of the Diamonds.  But if we consider that Pink Diamond may have been in charged of making gems, then it appears that Rose was a special case … an experiment, if you will (which would explain why Rose felt the same curious desire to see what she could do with Pearl, with fighting vegetables, with a permanently fused acquaintance, and maybe whether a gem could become a new kind of being with the help of a human?), and likely for a special purpose … maybe one Rose decided she could not allow to happen.  

Go back to those murals, and what you can see is that Pink Diamond seemed to be junior to the other diamonds – the other diamonds had many colonies but seemed to limit Pink Diamond to her duty of the moment, they presented themselves in sovereign form while Pink Diamond’s was more basic, even plain in comparison .. suppose Pink Diamond resented that and .. was planning to change a few things?   We know Rose Quartz was horrified to learn that Bismuth had created a weapon made to shatter gems, and we know that in SU there are often parallels between each side, which could mean that Pink Diamond planned to create the rebellion, not so much to save Earth as to gain a means to attack Homeworld’s territory with ready-made armies to overthrow the Diamond Authority.   Just maybe, that is part of what Rose meant in “Rose’s Scabbard” when she explained to Pearl that even if they won, they could never go home … because going back to Homeworld might unleash a hidden imperative to kill the Diamonds in control there.  This would help explain why Rose was determined to hide away on Earth, why she told Greg it was a good thing he didn’t know much about her, why she wanted to become Steven.  Pink Diamond – just perhaps - made a bio-weapon engineered to wipe out her rivals, and it ended up shattering her instead, and dooming Rose Quartz to leave Homeworld forever, not only out of love of Earth, but in a quest to regain her personhood, which she regained by becoming Steven Universe.

BTS on Halloween

Jin: *preparing all the candy for the trick or treaters*

V & Jungkook: *trying to steal some candy*


Jimin: Jungkookie I have the perfect costume for you! It’s an Iron Man costume *mischievous smirk*

Jungkook: *goes to put on Iron Man costume* *super excited*

Suga: *sleeping on the couch with a Scream Mask on*

J-Hope: *wearing big shoulder pads* *has 20 pairs of chopsticks in his hands* I’M GOING AS SEOKJIN HYUNG

Jin: JFC Hobi

Jungkook: *walks into the room with his costume on*

Jimin: *wearing a Pepper Potts costume* ahh kookie you look perfect *smug lil shit face*

Jungkook: *doesn’t even know what to say*

V: *wearing a bed sheet with two holes for the eyes* I’M A GHOST

J-Hope: *screaming*

Jin: DID YOU CUT UP MY PERFECTLY FINE BED SHEETS FOR THIS?!? jfc I can’t handle you guys

anonymous asked:

Do you have any good b!l fic recs?? Sorry to bother you. Please and thank you ❤️

you came to the right place ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

love to make him moan by say_thanks (8k)

they fuck like they’re sex starved, when they’re really, really not.

I’ll carry you home by kitundercover (10k)

Harry’s never managed to get Louis into subspace before, but this time they’ve come up with a plan.

Harry fucks Louis with Rabbit ears and a tail. Now with added fluff.

Been Gone Way Too Long by whoknows (8k)

“This can’t be happening,” Louis says, banging his hand against the window. “This seriously can’t be happening right now.”

Things like this only happen in the movies. Things like this don’t happen in real life. There’s no way that he’s seriously been snowed in. There’s no way that the heating is broken. There’s no way that it’s going to take upwards of twenty-four hours and probably a lot longer for the storm to break and someone to come and rescue them.

“Just sit down, Louis,” Harry sighs from somewhere behind him. He sounds miserable, like he’s already feeling the cold.

Louis whirls around and points a finger at him. “Did you plan this?” he demands a little hysterically. He regrets the question as soon as it’s out of his mouth, but he thinks he’s got a valid point. It’s not like this storm just came out of nowhere - it has to have been on the news for a couple of days, at least. Plenty of time for Harry to have canceled this excursion.

Audacious by alongthewatchtower (5k)

It’s not a condom in Harry’s pocket.

It’s not a hair tie, either.

With Love Comes Strange Currencies by mediaville (16k)

One day One Direction will be over and Louis won’t be around Harry every waking moment. He’ll be able to finally get some space, let their bond dissipate as it’s bound to do, if they don’t mess up again. He can move to Costa Rica and forget that Harry Styles popped his first knot inside him. Until then, he’s going to have to deal with this.

or, They’re Accidentally Mated and Dealing With It Rather Badly.

i’ve seen your long hair come down (it turned my head inside out) by twinks (8k)

Louis thinks he’s going to be alone forever. Zayn sets him up with Harry.

take control (please own me) by swallowsmateforlife (4k)

Media travels fast and by the time Harry can get back to the hotel room Louis has already seen the photos. And he’s not impressed.

Makes Perfect by checkthemargins (8k)

"What if you practiced on like, a mannequin?” Louis presses. “Or one of those blow up sex dolls? Or even just like, I don’t know, a pillow or something. Whatever it’d fit around.”

Harry tilts his head thoughtfully, curls catching the light so entrancingly that Louis finds himself reaching up to push his fingers through them. “It’s different, though, innit? When it’s a real person. A pillow won’t snog me.”

“Why should it?” says Louis. “You can’t even take its bra off.”

Some Things Take Root by navigator, quitter (50k)

AU. Louis’ ex doesn’t get jealous of anyone besides Harry. Harry helps Louis use that

One Thing You'be Already Got by iwillpaintasongforlou (2k)

If Louis acts like a jealous, petulant child sometimes, it’s probably just because he loves Harry Styles more than the way the sun consistently rises in the morning. For his part, Harry just wants it to be him and Lou forever.

(Louis gets jealous over dumb shit and Harry fucks him senseless because there’s no one he loves more than this idiot.)

Sizing Up Your Storm Clouds by darkerwings (9k)

Louis has been looking after Tessa since he was sixteen. Harry’s a man in a business suit who has loved his daughter’s babysitter for three whole years.

‘cause lately i’ve been waking up alone by sarcasticfluentry (5k)

“Ow ow ow ow,” Harry continues cursing, hopping back and forth on the balls of his toes and trying uselessly to cradle his dick. Louis’s eyes fall to the sink, where he can see a torn-open package and what looks like a sheet of instructions.

“Clone-a-Willy?” he reads out loud, not sure he’s reading right.

…or, Harry gives Louis a very special sex toy for an early birthday present, and Louis uses it on Skype when Harry’s in LA.

I Want A Little Sweetness Down In My Soul by sowearegay (7k)

“Well, come on then. This isn’t quite exactly me sitting on your face now is it?” Harry chuckles, nipping at Louis’ nipple once more. He always became impatient and snappy where sex was concerned and (fulfilling) pleasure wasn’t immediately being given.

“For someone who didn’t want this, you’re fairing pretty miserably waiting for it.” Harry teases (as if he hadn’t done enough of that already). Louis rolls his eyes, shoving his shirt down and turning onto his side in the blankets as if making for sleep.

or: Harry wants Louis to ride his face and it takes a bit of convincing but eventually he comes around. It’s glorious, control is lost, steaminess ensues. Quite hot.

Back Where I Belong by whoknows (7k)

Harry’s trying to have a conversation with Nick, who he hasn’t seen in nearly three months, but the way Nick’s eyes keep darting over his shoulder every few seconds is quite distracting.

It’s ironic, because at least a quarter of the reason that he’s even talking to Nick in the first place is because he needs a distraction. He’s all too aware of exactly what’s going on behind his back.

Nick is the one who finally brings it up. “Do you think he’s doing it to spite you?”

“He’s definitely doing it to spite me,” Harry answers tightly, resisting the urge to crane his neck around so he can see. He clutches his drink a little tighter, trying to keep his tenuous control over his own movements.

just like live wires by feathered (5k)

Harry climbs into Louis’ bed when he’s cold. Louis pines.

light a match to your fire by orphan_account (3k)

And- and he would laugh at himself, honestly, but- but it feels so territorial, so good, that Louis’ just blatantly marked up in a blazer he’s been wearing religiously since the beginning of 2012 and it has his scent lingering on its fabric and it’s so so so big on him, so endearingly big, the broad, padded shoulders sagging and the cuffs pushed up his arm adorably.

(Louis wears Harry’s navy blue blazer during a UAN concert, and Harry fucks him in it backstage.)

Bridging to the last post, what I actually think is really funny is that a lot of the popular fanon concepts around Pink Diamond- that she’s possibly a young leader, that she has a heavily domestic sector, that she’s humble and self-sacrificing- would actually seem to be character traits that are already exist and seem to apply to Yellow Diamond.

Physically, YD is unimpressive outside of her height. She has a drawn, almost sickly look to her, a skinny, bony physique and her outfit seems to sacrifice aesthetic for the sake of practicality. The showiest thing she has is big spiky shoulder pads. While characters like Rose and Blue Diamond have this sense of grandness and power, and long flowing shapes that drape outwards and make them seem even bigger, the overwhelming fandom impression of YD was, well, underwhelmed- she was angry and loud but without any actual means to threaten Peridot, even her lone parting shot was treated as a joke, as the Gems play hot-potato with the communicator.

She’s in an empty little room with an assistant who seems alarmed by her temple but has zero qualms inserting herself in YD’s business just for a nonverbal “I told you so” which does not suggest YD is terribly dangerous, just uncomfortable to be around when she’s that upset.

Again, she’s working exhaustively, but without any actual gain for herself. I had personally expected to see her around much more impressive technology as science seems to be her thing.

She’s stated as a military leader but she clearly comes into it secondhand, as the war-era soldiers overwhelmingly talk about Pink, and bodyguards and warriors alike are all red and pink Gems. The only lime green Gem we see is Peridot, who is a technician with zero combat experience. Going by the counterparts theory, YD’s counterpart is Steven, who’s the least experienced fighter of the core four Crystal Gems and also the youngest by a long shot.

Even while the fandom tries to push her as the Ultimate Evil sometimes, a single jaunt through her tag reveals that for the most part, the fandom really doesn’t take her that seriously. Because honestly she’s not that intimidating- she’s a business executive in a role where people were anticipating something like Emperor Palpatine. 

And while there’s definitely a subset of people who seem convinced that YD is going to bring a sudden storm down on our protagonists who have wronged her, if anything, YD seems deeply, profoundly conflict-averse.

Peridot basically hit YD exactly where she lived, called her a petty insult, and threw down a gauntlet that she was going to sabotage the Cluster. And Yellow Diamond’s response is to rapidly concern herself with everything but Peridot- she sends soldiers looking for Jasper who have zero interest in Peridot herself. Not orders to jail her, nor any actual making sure she’s stranded on Earth for the Cluster, or that she didn’t do what she said.

The Cluster itself is now well past its due date and YD is not following up. And from the beginning…

If YD’s problem with Earth is just simply that she hates it, why wouldn’t she immediately follow up the corruption bomb with something destructive? Why, in the middle of a war, would she formulate and implement a solution that she knew going in would take five thousand years to germinate? The Cluster is slow, it’s huge, it’s cumbersome, it’s incredibly vulnerable, and it honestly was not hard at all for Steven and Peridot to get to it. And it uses incredibly expensive resources that could only be feasible during a nasty civil war.

But it affords just one advantage.

YD just has to place it, and then leave Earth and never look back.

It lets her run away.

Now, YD has nothing remotely approaching peace of mind when it comes to Earth. It’s an imperfect solution, but the thing is, she never changed her mind about it. She never decided this was taking too long and she wanted Earth gone now. Which suggests more than just hate, YD? Is terrified of Earth.

The color yellow is very commonly associated with fear and the color itself is sometimes used as an accusation of cowardice. Despite making a threatening first appearance in Message Received, the one thing YD accomplished by detonating the communicator is ensuing that Peridot can’t pull that stunt again. As much as she postures about how Peridot is beneath her, a lot of her angry shouting in that episode was mostly in trying to get Peridot to stop arguing- not to actually refute her point.

The Mind’s Eye - 4.24

We open on Geordi, chilling in a shuttle on his way to Risa (AKA the vacation planet where Picard met Vash and where Riker goes to bone down and accidentally bring back mind-control games):

La la la, time to avail myself of the presumably safe, legal and regulated sex workers on Risa

Geordi is enjoying some sort of frosty beverage, which I guess means the shuttle has a replicator? How does THAT work? Where does it store the uh…stuff? Well, we don’t have time to worry about that because THIS happens:

Fuckin’ ROMULANS, man

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Cosby’s show playing on telly daily now and I can’t help but re-obsess. Now that I’m older, I understood that Denise is truly the style queen no one can ever do in the 80s. She, rocked, that big shoulder pad coat with swag.

Yep, I told ya. Layers and pure swag in he hairstyle before the pixie trend came along

Or the boho hippie headbands Nicole Richie (failed) doing

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Even a religious-shaped looking head topper looks just fine

I mean, the big fashion no-no to look good is not the oversized - but she did it

Or the trend of backside as point-of-style with still being ‘on the loose side’

Now we sort of know where J. Monae gets her inspiration from:

No one can handle her swag even pops Dr Huxtable

Well, no one can. She’s got it and you can’t cross her throne

Who else is obsessed with her fashion sense? I compiled these photos from all tumblr things and I’m gonna start taking pictures. Feel free to share with me other screencaps of her style, we need more of her originality without any make-up, surgery, and all the shit happening today.

Pumpkin Fettuccine, Roasted Chicken and Spicy Corn Purée

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By the late 1980’s, Americans had already become completely enthralled with the glamour and simplicity of Italian Cuisine. Fresh pasta was something of a national obsession as a new generation of gourmands were introduced to the old-world array of pasta-bilities that Italy had to offer. Also popular in the late 1980’s was a leaning toward low-fat, recipes that relied far more on olive oil than the copious amount of butter called for in the 1960’s and 70’s. Grilled chicken breast became not only a restaurant staple, but an oft featured item on home menus from decadent dinner parties to weeknight whip-ups at home.

With a nod to both of these well held trends of the 1980’s, The Way We Ate offers a dish that would have easily been found in an American dining room or restaurant in the era of big hair, big shoulder pads and even bigger egos.

Pumpkin Fettuccine, Roasted Chicken and Spicy Corn Purée

Prepare the Spicy Corn Purée:

2 - Fresh, whole Jalapeño Peppers

1 - Can of Baby Corn

½ Cup - Heavy Cream

Salt and Pepper

Heat a heavy cast iron skillet over high heat, and dry roast the peppers on the skillet.

Press the peppers occasionally into the skillet using a large heavy spoon, turning the peppers frequently to blacken and char them on all sides. Once fully blackened (about 10 minutes) remove peppers and allow to cool. Slice peppers in half, removing all stems, seeds and ribs. Using a small knife, remove the dried blackened skin to reveal the charred flesh. set aside.

In a food processor, combine drained corn, jalapeños and spices. Process on high for about 1 minute with a tablespoon of water, until smooth. Restart Machine and add heavy cream in a stream to processor, and process until combined (about 30 seconds). Set aside at room temperature. 

Prepare the Pumpkin Fettuccine:

1 Cup - All-Purpose White Flour

1 Cup - Semolina Flour

1 Teaspoon - Kosher Salt

¼ Teaspoon fresh ground pepper

2 tablespoons - Olive Oil

2 - Egg Yolks

2/3 Cup - Canned Pumpkin Puree 

2 Cups - Grape Tomatoes

10 to 12 - White Pearl Onions

1 Tablespoon - fresh rosemary

¾ Cup - Tinned Chicken Broth

1 Cup - Sliced Black Olives

1 Cup - Fresh Chick Peas (Casing Removed)

Preheat oven to 450.

Combine the flours, salt and pepper in a large bowl and stir with a whisk. Add egg yolks and pumpkin, combining the mixture with hands until fully incorporated. If necessary, add more flour or pumpkin to obtain a consistency that’s solid and moist, but does not stick to hands. roll dough into a tube and cut in four pieces. Press each piece into a disc, and wrap well in wax paper. Place discs in refrigerator to rest. 

Meanwhile, slice tomatoes in half and add to a bowl. Peel pearl onions, slice in half, and add them to bowl with rosemary, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Combine to coat with the olive oil and pour them into a rimmed baking sheet. Place in oven on center rack for 20-30 minutes until well roasted, but not blackened. Set aside to cool.

Add cooled ingredients to food processor, and purée well. place mixture in small sauce pan and add tinned broth stirring to combine. over very low heat, reduce mixture by 1/3. (about 30 minutes)

in another small saucepan, Steam chick peas in a vegetable steamer over medium heat, with water in a small saucepan for 15-20 minutes. Place in a small bowl and allow to cool.

Remove 2 discs of pasta from refrigerator (reserving other two for another meal).

On a well floured surface, roll pasta out to about 1/16” thickness in a large rectangle, using a straight or “french” rolling pin.Dust pasta sheet liberally with flour and starting with the shorter end of the rectangle, roll pasta into a tube (as you would a Jelly Roll), and slice tube using a large kitchen knife at 1/2” intervals.  Unroll each noodle and hang on plastic hangers. Repeat with second disc and allow both hangers of pasta to dry slightly.

Prepare The Chicken Breast:

2 - Bone-in Chicken Breasts

1 - tablespoon olive oil

pinch of salt 

pinch of pepper

Rinse chicken breasts under cold water and pat dry. Coat breasts with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Prepare a charcoal grill and roast the breasts over medium hot smoldering coals. Turn chicken frequently and roast on all sides for 10 minutes, or until the breasts read 165 Degrees on a thermometer. Remove from grill and tent with tin foil.

Combine and serve the dish:

Prepare a pot with about 1 quart of salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Boil pasta for 30-60 seconds until done and strain, reserving a few tablespoons of the water, if needed.

In a large bowl combine the pasta, the reduced tomato mixture, the chick peas, and the sliced olives. Toss and add a few teaspoons of the pasta water if needed to loosen the mixture and coat the pasta well. Plate the pasta with one chicken breast per person, and add about ¼ cup of the spicy corn puree over or alongside the chicken.