prompts: ford for O and nurseydex for F!!! (-marissa chillwhiskey btw)
Ford, O, The stars or space
Ford was laying on the roof of the reading room when she heard the window slide open. She turned her head slightly to see Lardo climb out, and scooted over a bit to make room for her. Lardo lay down, their elbows just touching.
“Kegster getting to you?” Lardo asked.
“No, not really,” Ford laughed. “The theatre kids go hard, I’m pretty used to it. Just taking advantage of the roof and the view.”
“People view or view view?”
“View view. The stars aren’t as visible here, but some of them are still doing a good job of peeking out.”
The two girls relaxed into a comfortable silence, the music of the party below drifting up, muffled through the walls so the lyrics were barely comprehensible.
“Do you watch the stars a lot?” Lardo asked, eventually breaking the silence.
“Not as often as I’d like,” Ford said. “My high school used to have a yearly camping trip, and my friends and I would always stay up late to stare at the stars. They make me feel small.”
“And that’s - a good thing?” Lardo sounded confused.
“Hmm,” Ford tried to think of how to say it properly. “It’s like… The stars are so far away, and you realize how big the universe is, and how small you are. And then you realize how much had to go right so you could actually be here, right? Like, you’re a small part of the universe, but it had to work so hard to get you here.” She paused. “It makes me feel connected, you know?”
Lardo made a noise of agreement.
“It’s kind of how I feel here,” Ford admitted. “Like I’m part of something bigger.”
Lardo laced her fingers through Ford’s and squeezed her hand. “Yeah, the boys are good at that.”
“The whole team is good at that,” Ford said, squeezing Lardo’s hand briefly.
The two of them lapsed into silence, laying there on the roof. Ford heard the front door slam as some of the partygoers headed out for the night, but for the most part the party still had that far away sound, and she could feel the warmth of Lardo next to her as she stared up at the stars and revelled in the feeling of being connected
Thanks for the prompt friend! The NurseyDex one is on the way ;)
The sun was pleasantly hot against her back—it was a familiar sort of warmth that could only be associated with a summer morning; like an old friend, Nancy had embraced it wholly.
“Mikey, I want dandelions, too!”
Mike rolled his eyes at Nancy, who was perched a little to his right, legs stretched out over the Star Wars blanket they’d brought with them. The picnic had been Nancy’s idea—the braids, on the other hand, were Holly’s.
Brielle: “You’re going to be so loved, little space guy. I didn’t have a Dad growing up, but I know Nicholai is going to do a great job looking after you. I’ve always been a bit possessive over Mum, but I guess I need to learn to share her with you, huh? I’m gonna be the best big sister ever, just you wait!”
hey, if working on all this stuff is stressful and causes you to feel this way, why not take a break or ask for help? idk
It’s more likely that… I feel that I lack of time. Always. So I wanna do so many things at the same time, commissions so I can get a bit of money since I don’t have a job but I have my Heavenfell project that I really love and wanna work on and Patreon to handle all at once. And yet my vessel and mind won’t do anything, because they’re getting in a state that everything makes them anxious, like making so many people wait as if there were deadlines for example. Also because I feel guilty whenever I work on something and not the other. And for me there is no possibility of taking a break because the feeling won’t go away, someone is actually pressuring me to finish their things so it adds on the balance. On top of that, the feeling of numbness and dark thoughts won’t shut up if I don’t stay busy. And I can’t ask for help since I’m the only one who can manage all that…
Soooo… I’ll be slow at progressing in everything I guess. As long as it will reduce my anxiety.
Just popping in to say that I’m sorry I disappeared again.
Overwhelming job, a few manageable bouts of depression and anxiety that I’m still overcoming, a little bit of busy traveling, and a whole lot of writers block led me to pretty much just completely signing out of this tumblr while my demons forced me to forget it even exists.
I’m going to try to start writing again on here, at least once a week or so, not just because I feel like I’ve let you all down by not doing more, but because writing is the one thing that helps me feel better, to feel as alive as I ever have, and while I enjoy writing other things, fanfic is the one thing that keeps me writing when my demons tell me to stop.
I write because it helps me, but thank you for being a community for me to share it with, and I hope you’re still around even when I’m not sometimes.
You can find me newest Bucky fic here, and I might dabble in a little Thor action here in the next week or so!
Life lately is a constant series of eating, playing, job hunting and sleeping. Yes, girl! I already left my job and am living this unemployed life feeling a little bit bored most especially after I’m done with the things I planned to do the entire day because I usually finish it earlier than I thought. So I’m still left with so much free time. It’s weird because now that I already got an ample time to rest, I still feel restless. Perhaps, there are some things that sleep can’t just solve.
I and my college friends finally got a chance to have a get-together. I’m so happy because, despite their tight schedule, our ‘drawing’ have finally been colored. The inside jokes still make me laugh whenever I think about it most especially the FX moment.
I’ve been thrifting a lot these past weeks and discovered some thrift shops nearby that sell cheaper items than the ones I frequently go to. I might create a thrift haul entry soon.
Jogging with high school buds. I don’t get some people’s reactions whenever a skinny/thin person does exercise. It’s like exercise is exclusively for people who want to lose fats. Like, hello?
Tapsilog and Chicken Teriyaki. I and my sister discovered a food house when we were on our way home one day. We tried it because aside from we’re already hungry that time, I saw that they have tapsi for a budget-friendly price. Also, my lola made me try the newly opened ice cream shop and I tried their nachos, fries and a strawberry flavored ice cream. Their nachos ain’t the nachos I’m gonna drool over, though.
Rainy days + bougainvillea everywhere. #simplejoys
MMR boost. I already abandoned my new account and decided to reuse my old one. Lintek lang ang walang ganti.
Discovering new songs before I finally get out of bed. I’m lowkey wishing that I was born with a talent in dancing. I really really admire people who are so good at it!
I hate to do this but I’m in a bit of tight bind when it comes to money. I’ve been applying to jobs, and nothing has come up. There is an internship that might come through, but I can’t afford my phone bill nor a bus pass currently. Without my phone or a monthly bus pass, getting a job and maintaining a job is near impossible.
I have commissions open, and I know many of my followers have reblogged my post multiple times, and I am grateful, but if more people could reblog and spread around the information that would be helpful.
Yutaba: a bit after Valentine's Day, he takes her around where he lives and they come across the girls that tried to give him chocolate
Sorry these prompts have been coming so slow, everyone. I’m a bit held up with some medical issues and some job issues and also I’m studying to get my driver’s license. But do NOT think I’ve forgotten about you guys and your adorable requests like this one! I hope I got the in-game name for the Pocky knockoffs in P5 right…also, there’s mentioned RyuAnn and HaruMako, if anon did not want that then I can re-write it to edit it out so just note me. :)
Without ado, Valentine’s Day two months late. <3
Also, all the flavors mentioned here are real flavors! I picked the most unique, tasty looking, and fun looking ones from this gallery here.
(2/2) keeps deciding not to be whilst also seeming to be out of touch with the character. I know we all joke about G's bad memory but her memory of Scully seems weirdly distorted. I wonder if it's because she still has a certain amount of resentment towards that franchise (don't blame her but if something was affecting my ability to do my job I'd stop doing that job). She does seem to almost idolize Stella to an (IMO) undeserved extent (I love TF but that character was NOT well written in S3.)
I agree that Gillian should definitely go back and catch up on Scully - particularly Seasons 1 - 7, before her character went a bit off the rails.
I don’t know if Gillian’s feelings about Scully are related to resentment for the franchise. I mean, she had to fight FOX back in the ‘90s, but she still played Scully effectively, right? Also, I think she - and David - truly appreciate that the franchise still means so much to old fans, new fans, and the children of original fans.
There were also comments on the thread that, because she hasn’t been offered a more active voice by 1013 in writing Scully, she just shows up, says her lines and goes home. Or that she’s just grown so much as an actor and a woman, she doesn’t understand Scully anymore - or has little need to. These could all be factors…I really don’t know. I mean, she doesn’t dislike Scully from what I heard. I think she still speaks about how brilliant she is, how she inspired women to go into science, medicine and law enforcement. I just don’t know if Gillian thinks of her as sexy, interesting, complex or funny…which Scully could variously be at times.
As for Stella: she is an incredibly flawed character - but deliberately so. I think Gillian just understands Stella’s issues better. I’m not sure I agree she wasn’t well written in S3, tbh, though the third installment certainly wasn’t my favourite.
Anonymous opinion - you're the 'mature', sensible one of your friends
Hahaha. I don’t know… Mature, maybe. Sensible, maybe not. I’m the sensible one in my family but I think most of my friends are a lot less adventurous than I am. I mean all my friends are pretty normal and I’m there in black make up and with piercings and a tattoo talking about video games and cosplay.
I’m probably not the best to answer this. @evenlemonsneedlove is one of my closest irl friends and we still see our high school friends a bit. She might do a better job at saying if this opinion of me is good or not. Well, Jess?
Hi, I read that you've dealt with with impostor syndrome in the past, and I'm really struggling with that right now. I'm in a good place and my friends are going through a lot, and I'm struggling to justify my success to myself when such amazing people are unhappy. I was wondering if you have any tips to feel less like this and maybe be kinder to myself, but without hurting anyone around me. It's a big ask, I know, but any help would make my life a lot less stressful
The best help I can offer is to point you to Amy Cuddy’s book, Presence. She talks about Imposter Syndrome (and interviews me in it) and offers helpful insight.
The second best help might be in the form of an anecdote. Some years ago, I was lucky enough invited to a gathering of great and good people: artists and scientists, writers and discoverers of things. And I felt that at any moment they would realise that I didn’t qualify to be there, among these people who had really done things.
On my second or third night there, I was standing at the back of the hall, while a musical entertainment happened, and I started talking to a very nice, polite, elderly gentleman about several things, including our shared first name. And then he pointed to the hall of people, and said words to the effect of, “I just look at all these people, and I think, what the heck am I doing here? They’ve made amazing things. I just went where I was sent.”
And I said, “Yes. But you were the first man on the moon. I think that counts for something.”
And I felt a bit better. Because if Neil Armstrong felt like an imposter, maybe everyone did. Maybe there weren’t any grown-ups, only people who had worked hard and also got lucky and were slightly out of their depth, all of us doing the best job we could, which is all we can really hope for.
Shame on every one of the 217 Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, and substitute basically nothing.
Trumpcare isn’t a replacement of the Affordable Care Act. It’s a transfer from the sick and poor to the rich and healthy.
The losers are up to 24 million Americans who under the Affordable Care Act get subsidies to afford health insurance coverage, including millions of people with pre-existing conditions and poor people who had access to Medicaid who may not be able to afford insurance in the future.
The winners are wealthy Americans who will now get a tax cut because they won’t have to pay to fund the Affordable Care Act, and healthy people who won’t have to buy health insurance to subsidize the sick.
House Republicans say they have protected people with pre-existing health problems. Baloney. Sick people could be charged premiums so high as to make insurance unaffordable. Trumpcare would even let states waive the Obamacare ban on charging higher premiums for women who have been raped — which actually occurred before the Affordable Care Act.
America has the only healthcare system in the world designed to avoid sick people. Private for-profit health insurers do whatever they can to insure groups of healthy people, because that’s where the profits are. They also make every effort to avoid sick people, because that’s where the costs are.
The Affordable Care Act puts healthy and sick people into the same insurance pool. But under the Republican bill that passed the House, healthy people will no longer be subsidizing sick people. Healthy people will be in their own insurance pool. Sick people will be grouped with other sick people in their own high-risk pool – which will result in such high premiums, co-payments, and deductibles that many if not most won’t be able to afford.
Republicans say their bill creates a pool of money that will pay insurance companies to cover the higher costs of insuring sick people. Wrong. Insurers will take the money and still charge sick people much higher premiums. Or avoid sick people altogether.
The only better alternative to the Affordable Care Act is a single-payer system, such as Medicare for all, which would put all Americans into the same giant insurance pool. Not only would this be fairer, but it would also be far more efficient, because money wouldn’t be spent marketing and advertising to attract healthy people and avoid sick people.
Paul Ryan says the House vote was about fulfilling a promise the GOP made to American voters. But those voters have been lied to from the start about the Affordable Care Act. For years Republicans told them that the Act couldn’t work, would bankrupt America, and result in millions losing the healthcare they had before. All of these lies have been proven wrong.
Now Republicans say the Act is unsustainable because premiums are rising and insurers are pulling out. Wrong again. Whatever is wrong with the Affordable Care Act could be easily fixed, but Republicans have refused to do the fixing. Insurers have been pulling out because of the uncertainty Republicans have created.
The reason Republicans are so intent on repealing the Affordable Care Act is they want to give a giant tax cut to the rich who’d no longer have to pay the tab.
Here we come to the heart of the matter.
If patriotism means anything, it means sacrificing for the common good, participating in the public good. Childless Americans pay taxes for schools so children are educated. Americans who live close to their work pay taxes for roads and bridges so those who live farther away can get to work. Americans with secure jobs pay into unemployment insurance so those who lose their jobs have some income until they find another.
And under the Affordable Care Act, healthier and wealthier Americans pay a bit more so sicker and poorer Americans don’t die.
Trump and House Republicans aren’t patriots. They don’t believe in sacrificing for the common good. They don’t think we’re citizens with obligations to one another. To them, we’re just individual consumers who deserve the best deal we can get for ourselves. It’s all about the art of the deal.
So what do we do now? We fight.
To become law, Trumpcare has to go through 4 additional steps: First, a version must be enacted in the Senate. It must then go a “conference“ to hammer out differences between the House and Senate. The conference agreement must then pass in the House again, and again in the Senate.
I hope you’ll be there every step of the way, until Trumpcare collapses under the weight of its own cruelty. House Republicans who voted for this travesty will rue the day they did. Any Senate Republican who joins them will regret it as well.
I know you didn't say anything about hating vegans or anything but are we actually doing a bad job? like is all of this just a lie and not actually helping the environment or anything :/ because one of the biggest reason for me to go vegan is cause of environmental issues and all
I don’t hate vegans, not the ones that aren’t spreading misinformation or think they are on some sort of moral high ground to everyone else. But I don’t agree with it myself because it is all superficial, without any proper action if I’m being honest.
And when there is action it’s usually targeted at the wrong issue and does more harmful then good. My main issue is that vegans see animals as very individual. They want to save every single cow or pig or chicken without thinking about it rationally or about the horrible impact that would have no important species (species that are actually vital to ecosystems). Veganism fails to see the bigger more important picture.
“Saving” domesticated farm animals is not important. I’m sorry but it’s just not. Not when it means “saving” these animals will have drastic negative effects.
I mean there are always ways that agricultural and animal industries can be improved. But just refusing to buy meat or use animal products don’t change anything. And realistically we’re not going to stop eating meat or producing wool ect. You have to understand that and accept it and look at ways to improve those processes not try and shut them down completely.
And more veganism just means more demand for certain crops, which require more land clearing + more pesticides ect. Veganism is just as bad for the environment and animals as any other diet is. In a capitalist society there really isn’t any ethical consumption.
The world and the environment can’t survive under a capitalist society. Capitalism is what’s stopping us from using green energy solutions or inverting more. Not because these solutions are “expensive” or hard to make or whatever use excuses are being made. It’s because they won’t make as much money as easily.
Just like buying honey isn’t going to “save the bees” or turning the tap off when you brush your teeth won’t save water. They’re things corporations and company’s push because they’re easy and shift the blame onto consumers and away from them.
We need to look into real solutions. Realistic solutions that aren’t just superficial I-want-to-feel-good-without-doing-anything-too-hard “solutions” but real ones. And they need to be towards actual important significant issues. Animals being killed for a source of food or harvesting honey or wool, is not even close to being an issue we should be worried about.
I’m sorry that you’ve been led to think otherwise, there is alot of misinformation out there and people will lie to get their agenda across. But veganism just doesn’t help the environment. It just doesn’t.
I want to have fun. I’m not interested in being a serious actor because I think it’s boring, and I think we’ve got plenty of them. So, I like to do stuff that has a sense of humour, and stuff that doesn’t necessarily take itself too seriously. But equally I’m also now yearning to explore the dark side of life a little bit.
The joy of the job is the diversity and the variety – and, if you’re lucky enough, to have the freedom to do different things. I don’t like the idea of a box. It’s nice to kind of defy the idea of a box —- Taron Egerton
Cat Grant Appreciation Week (Day One, Favourite Scene) ↳ In our line of work, we’re never doing a good job unless we let it get personal. I learned that that hard way when I was starting out. (1.14, Truth, Justice, and the American Way)