Take the courses. Brace the main and mizzen aback. Haul in the guns. Close all the gun ports. You’re letting up? With the damage done to the rig, I can’t maneuver our broadside around fast enough to be of any effect. The sloops are too nimble. But hauling in the guns? They’ll board us easily.
Listen I always love me a Good Old Fashioned High School AU
Jack is one of those kids who’s like fairly popular but just because he’s a genuinely nice, funny person
He was also one of those freshmen who just? know everyone? and are friends with everyone?
So everyone at least knows his name
Davey is a year younger and is kind of the Classic Nerd
And Sarah is his twin, and she’s trans
Jack hates bullies. so much. he doesn’t get in trouble for fighting much in school (mostly because he’s smart enough to take it off campus) but when he does he’s fighting a bully
So when he’s a sophomore and he sees Oscar and Morris, who he already knows are bullies, picking on a freshman he gets mad
and then he gets closer and hears that they’re picking on her for being trans and he gets M A D
(Medda is also trans and Jack will fight literally anyone who says trans women aren’t women or trans men aren’t men)
And he just gets in between the Delanceys and the girl (Sarah obv) and lets her get away and then punches one in the face and kicks the other and then they’re fighting
and he gets a few day ISS and the principal says he could get in less trouble if he apologized for breaking Oscar’s nose and starting the fight but he refuses on principle
and he smiles at Sarah every time they pass each other in the hallway just to let her know he’s on her side but they don’t really know each other
but Sarah told her family about the boy who stood up for her and both Davey and Sarah know Jack’s name just because he’s that kind of person
so fast forward to the winter and Davey got suckered into helping with set for the musical because they desperately needed techies and he is bad at saying no when people ask for help
and he walks in on that first day he’s going and lo and behold there’s Jack! Sarah’s protector! covered in paint and laughing and singing along to Taylor Swift songs
and Davey is sort of already figuring out he’s gay? but it’s hard for him to reconcile himself with his faith, when for a long time he believed that he couldn’t be both religiously Jewish and gay
and even though he’s like, yeah, God still loves Sarah even though she’s trans and bi, he’s also like, but maybe it isn’t the same for me. maybe he won’t love me if I’m gay
but he sees Jack like that and his stomach drops in the “oh boy here comes a crush” way
and Jack recognizes him and sort of adopts him as his set crew son and by the end of that first day Davey is the one laughing and covered in paint and Jack is now a friend
they get along really well, because Jack is really smart just not necessarily in a way that gets him great grades, and Davey has a great sense of humor
Sarah also gets absorbed so they’re just three really good friends and they sit together at lunch and Sarah also joins set crew and it’s a grand old time
Jack is, of course, very bi and very much has a crush on Davey, but he’s also not very good at expressing it because when he thinks he’s being obvious, he isn’t, because his idea of flirting is putting his arm around their shoulders and being around them all the time but Jack is like that with everyone
Davey is coming to terms with himself and he comes out to Sarah first because they’re twins and best friends and Sarah is like, duh, and you like Jack
and then Davey comes out to Jack and Jack is like, nice time to ramp up the flirting
but he’s still just being his normal self and Davey is having a problem with that because he wants Jack to be flirting with him but Jack has never specifically said he liked boys and Jack is like this with everyone
but Jack is just trying really hard to be like hey Dave I’m gay for you without saying it in those words
and Sarah, poor Sarah, is too good a friend to tell either one that the other likes him, so she just deals with Davey moaning at home and Jack calling her at three am to cry and is like oh my god please just talk
finally over the summer Davey is sleeping over for a few days because Medda had to go out of town for the weekend and Jack finally just flat out says “Davey I want to kiss you” and after that they’re dating but only Sarah knows because Jack isn’t really out out, he’s just in that weird zone where people who know him well know he isn’t straight but don’t exactly know and Davey is only out to Sarah
but it’s really easy to hide, because Jack just acts like he’s dating everyone so Jack’s junior year and Davey’s sophomore nobody knows and Jack’s senior year they’re both just wanna kiss in the hallway and hold hands all the time but they also don’t feel quite ready to come out
and Jack finally is like “I know it’s dramatic and I know it’s also cliche but like…prom?”
so they decide to come out at Prom which leads to Davey coming out to his family and Jack officially coming out to Medda but let’s be real Medda has listened to many a three am rant from Jack’s room about sexuality
and yeah it’s just a good gay time
bonus points: Jack goes off to art school and Davey is jealous of this one boy he talks about all the time until Davey comes to visit and is like “oh. oh no. ohhhh noooo.” because he gets a crush and he tells Jack because they’re good at talking and Jack admits he likes the boy too and obviously the boy is Crutchie and eventually all three of them are dating each other and it’s good
So I finished 13 Reasons Why the other day, and i was thinking… Justin Foley and Alex Standall would make an amazing couple. So naturally I googled it. and OH MY HOLY CRAP THE ACTORS WHO PLAY JUSTIN AND ALEX ARE DATING IN REAL LIFE JESUS CHRIST HOW BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING AND PERFECT THEY ARE TOO PRECIOUS OKAY I’M DONE NOW THANK YOU GOODNIGHT
Born in 1878, Eva Dugan worked in cabaret before being hired as a housekeeper by Andrew J. Mathis, a Pima County, Arizona, resident. For reasons unknown, Mathis fired Dugan and shortly afterwards, he disappeared, seemingly into thin air. While his home was not in disarray, his cash box as well as his car were missing. Neighbours of Mathis reported that Dugan had recently been selling some of his belongings, however, when investigators went to question her, she was nowhere to be found. An investigation into her background revealed that she had been married five times. All five husbands had inexplicably disappeared. Eventually investigators tracked Dugan down - she was working in a hospital in White Plains. On 4 March, 1927, she was extradited back to Arizona. Months later, Mathis’ slain body was discovered in a shallow grave on his land.
Dugan denied any involvement in the murder and all evidence entered into trial was purely circumstantial. The prosecution claimed that Dugan had been assisted by a teenage boy named Jack. However, Jack was never identified or found. Despite the lack of evidence, she was found guilty and sentenced to hang. While incarcerated, she permitted interviews for $1 and knitted handkerchiefs which she sold. With the money earned, she purchased her own coffin. As her execution date loomed, a rumour began to circulate that Dugan was going to end her own life as opposed to die at the gallows. The morning before her execution, a search of her cell turned up a bottle of raw ammonia as well as three razor blades. She was led to the gallows at 5AM on 21 February, 1930. The noose was tied around her neck and the trap was sprung. The executioner had misjudged the distance and the snap of the rope decapitated Dugan, with her head rolling into the group of spectators.
Following the gruesome execution, the gallows were replaced by the gas chamber, making Eva Dugan the only woman to be executed by hanging in Arizona.
i feel so stupid i just started watching samurai jack from the start and realized that “jack” isn’t his real name?? it’s just a nickname that was given to him by some street boys. he just said fuck it and called himself jack
The only enemy attack on American soil during World War I occurred at the sleepy Cape Cod fishing town of Orleans, Massachusetts. On the morning of July 21st, 1918 the German submarine U-156 surfaced outside of the town and opened fire with its four deck guns. First U-156 attacked the tugboat Perth Amboy, sinking it and the four barges it was towing.
The submarine then fired upon the town, all of its shells landing harmlessly in a nearby swamp. During the attack, a local citizens returned fire with rifles and shotguns, among them a ten year old boy named Jack Ainsley, who was armed with a .22 rifle.
On board the tug and barges were 32 sailors, all of whom were rescued by the local US Life Saving Service, who bravely rowed out to the sinking boats despite attracting fire from U-156. U-156 finally submerged and retreated when HS-1L Flying Boats and R-9 Bombers dive bombed the submarine with payloads of TNT, one of the first naval aviation attacks in American history.
The attack resulted in the sinking of one tugboat and four barges, but there were no casualties and no damaged occurred to the town itself. For the remainder of the war rumors spread throughout the town that a German invasion or larger naval attack was imminent. The locals of the town would call the incident “The Battle of Orleans”. The submarine U-156 was also unharmed, and traveled north, sinking fishing boats and merchant ships off the coast of Maine and Newfoundland. On 25th of November the submarine failed to report in to German High Command, and it or it’s 77 man crew was never heard from or seen again.
Requested by anon: “Can I get an imagine where Shiro and his s/o, or maybe just the whole team, are with these people & they have a baby (babies?) and the reader loves kids and is great with them and she’s holding a baby & she takes care of them while they’re there and just looks so happy with it & Shiro just /looks/ at her & he’s like wow I want her to be the mother of my children & he tells her that later & its cute & fluffy? Sorry that was really long and probably v specific. If you chose this thanks so much!💞”
A/N: I love this prompt, it’s so adorable. I hope you love this anon!
You and the Paladins were at a point you never thought you would reach. The universe is safe, and you’re back on Earth. Safe and sound.
It has been a few months since you all returned to Earth, still having not gotten used to your normal life again. After coming back to Earth you and Shiro decided to move in together, having been with each other since before he had to leave for the Kerberos Mission. It has been a long time away from home.
Though today was extra special, you’re meeting some of Shiro’s family. To be honest, you’re nervous. You’ve helped take down an evil empire, traveled space in a castle ship, met multiple species of aliens, all whilst watching your boyfriend fly around in a robotic lion… and you’re nervous about meeting one of Shiro’s cousins and her husband.
Shiro was watching for his cousin until his eyes fell on you. He can tell you’re nervous. The way you’re fidgeting with your hands and picking at your nails. He knows all of your tells.
Walking over to you with a wide smile on his face, saying “Hey, don’t be nervous.” Cupping your face in his hands. Letting out a sigh you replied, “I can’t help it, I know I’ve already met your immediate family, but I’m still worried. What if they don’t like me?” Escaping his hands to bury your face in his chest. Chuckling, Shiro wrapped his arms around you. “There’s nothing to not like [F/n]. They will love you, I promise.”
“You’re sweet” Shiro watched as your peeked your eyes up while speaking. “I know” he teased, making a giggle escape your throat.
However, the moment was interrupted by a young voice yelling Shiro’s name. He looked toward the sound to see his cousin’s oldest son running up to him. Wearing a wide smile, he hasn’t seen the boy since he was a toddler. Then looking to see his cousin and her spouse, carrying a baby carrier.
Shiro took your hand and pulled you toward his family members. The little boy jumped into his arms, all the while admiring the prosthetic. Saying how ‘cool’ and ‘awesome’ it is, and how his cousin is a superhero. Making you laugh beside them.
“Who are you?” the young boy asked curiously. “I’m [F/n], I’m Shiro’s girlfriend” You smiled and waved to the boy. He blushed before turning back to Shiro, “She’s really pretty” he whispered. “I know” Shiro whispered back laughing.
Shiro introduced you to them all. Leading you to learn the young boy is named Jack, and his mom and dad are Lisa and Chris. Though you had completely fallen in love with their baby girl.
You talked with Lisa as Shiro played with Jack and caught up with Chris. They were currently just throwing around a football as you played with the newborn. Unaware of Shiro’s staring.
It has been so long since he’s seen you this happy. Of course being back home on Earth you’re happy but everyone is still reeling from those years spent in space, fighting the galra. He couldn’t help but smile at how amazing you are with the baby, she’s been smiling and giggling at you since picking her up. ‘Wow’ he thought ‘She will be an amazing mother one day. I want her to be the mother of my child.’ his thoughts continued, making him blush a bit. But his smile never leaving his features, it only widening when you caught him staring and used the baby’s hand to wave.
He could swear you didn’t put her down, the entire time you were playing with and holding her. Noticing how you had become very close with his cousin as well. You all stayed and had lunch together before they had to make their leave. Sadly you had to depart with the newborn, of whom wasn’t to thrilled to be taken from you either. It only making Shiro smile wider and wish he could give you something so special.
But wait, he can.
On the walk home Shiro debated on whether to bring up the topic or not. However it seemed it come up on it’s own the way you’re gushing about how adorable she was.
“Oh my gosh Shiro! She was so adorable, like a little peanut! I hope we meet up with them again soon.” You hugged his arm as you both climbed the stairs to reach your apartment. “I know, she’s a very cute baby” answering while kissing your head before opening the door to the hallway for you.
“Hey [F/n], I have an important question” He said, catching your attention. Drawing it away from the keys in your hand. “What is it?”
Pausing before saying, “Let’s go inside first.” as he gestured to the door. You put the key in the lock before the both of you entered. Moving to the living room where you sat on the couch together. Looking at him quizzically, trying to decipher what is important.
Taking a breath he started, “[F/n] I’ve been thinking lately. I know things have been rough these past years, but we’re finally safe at home. Before the Kerberos mission we always talked about growing old and having a family together, but after the Galra and Voltron we just stopped. I.. I want to have that family with you, for you to be the mother of my children and the woman I fall asleep next to every night. I want to marry you and start a family together. After seeing how your eyes lit up around their daughter, that’s when I knew for sure that I wouldn’t want to change anything. I love you so much [F/n]. Do you still want that? To have a family.. with me?” his eyes boring holes into your own.
He watched as your expression shifted from one of shock to pure joy. You threw your arms around his neck, knocking him over so you were hovering over him. “Yes you goof. Of course I want to have a family and get married. Especially with you, I can’t think of anyone more perfect and caring than you are. I can’t think of anyone who could make a better dad.” You beamed as your words dripped with happiness and love.
Eagerly Shiro lifted his head to connect his lips to yours. The kiss filling with love, passion, and joy. This is all Shiro has ever wanted out of life, someone to love him unconditionally. Someone so perfect for him that he want’s to start a family and have kids with them. You both fit together like two jigsaw pieces. It’s amazing.
He can’t help but think how lucky he is to have you in his life. You, the love of his life.
I’ve been getting a lot anonymous asks talking about the secret spoiler that was seen on the set tour and have therefore compiled a lot of info on what exactly the spoiler might be. DISCLAIMER: all this info is coming from anonymous sources who may or may not actually know anything about the set. Therefore, I am claiming all of this as total speculation until a valid source can provide confirmation. So, here’s a list of all the info I’ve gotten.
The spoiler “would be hard to keep in [Captain Swan’s] house.”
Someone at the convention apparently said that the spoiler had something to do with CS (but backpedaled when they realized that they’d said too much).
I got two very vague anons following an anon that wished people would just tell us the spoiler. They said the following: “It has to do with a boy named Jack *whistles*” and “A tale of a boy named Jack and a….” I guessed that what they’re referring to is the beanstalk, but got no further confirmation.
The beanstalk would align with whatever the spoiler is being hard to keep in the CS house, and it would also be related to CS.
There was apparently a tweet where someone said the secret spoiler was in a green screen room, which they would need in order to recreate the beanstalk set.
There is now a picture of what looks like the bottom of a beanstalk in an outdoor set in Burnaby Central Park (x)
Obviously there is no way for me to 100% confirm any of this, but I thought I would organize all the info I’ve collected, whether it’s true or not, so that you all can be the judge. If you want to see any of the asks I’ve gotten in relation to any of these pieces of info, you can either message me or find them at mrs-emma-swan-jones.tumblr.com/tagged/anon.
Summary: Soulmates are connected through what they write on their hands, and Phil’s soulmate does more than just write; they draw the most beautiful things Phil’s ever seen. He is the only person with a soulmate that he knows, so how will he find his one and only?
Author’s Notes: This is a soulmate au I have been working on for a while because I absolutely love soulmate aus! I can write more if wanted? A huge thanks to my amazing beta @diamond0604! I couldn’t do it without her so thanks for putting up with my endless questions!! I hope you enjoy!!
Also an extra thanks to my friends who I bugged about title ideas and summaries! Thank you for putting up with me you guys are amazing!
could you write an imagine where jack or davey comforts the reader when they're sad, I'm having a really bad day and it would help cheer me up ( your writing is great btw (: )
time to cheer you up (a bit late. oops). if you ever need to talk, any of you guys, please message me, or something. us newsies gotta look out for each other. newsies forever, second to none.
“Any'a you boys seen (Name) around?” Jack asked, popping into the lodge. He’d been out selling all day, and almost doubled what he usually made. That meant taking (Name) out for something nice, and finally telling her… Well… telling her his feelings. It made him mad his thoughts could possibly sound so cheesy.
Everyone looked over to Jack, eyes wide with confusion. “She ain’t been around all day. She coulda gone out somewhere with Davey, though.” Finch informed the older boy. Jack seethed to himself at the thought of Davey getting to her first. He had no idea if Davey had liked you, but the thought that maybe he did, made him sad. He turned and walked out of the lodging house, and the fire escape, and climbed. Up, and up, and up. Until he reached his penthouse. What surprised him, though, was you.
All crumpled over on yourself, tears streaking down your mostly covered face. You hadn’t seemed to notice Jack yet. He had spent all this time working himself up about you, only to find you here, like this. It broke his heart. “(Name)?” He whispered, walking over to you.
“Jack!” In a beat, your arms had ben flung across his shoulders, pulling him towards you. “Oh Jack!” The boy in question kneeled in front of you, as his arms wound around your waist, eliminating any distance between you two. Your head rested in the crook between his neck and shoulder, tears running from your eyes.
As your tears began to subside, Jack pulled back and held you at arms length, wiping tears away from your cheeks with his calloused fingers. “(Name), you gotta tell me what happened. What’s got ya cryin’ like this?”
You held his gaze, hesitating. “B-Brooklyn.” You muttered.
Jack’s eyes went wide. “What?” He whispered. “You went out there alone? Me and the boys told that was a—”
“I’m a big girl, Jack. I thought I could handle it. They’ve got some nasty boys and girls out there.”
“You don’t say?” Jack pulled you into his chest once more. He would protect you. No matter what. He promised himself that he would. “(Name), listen…” he started, hands winding into your hair. “I made some extra today. I sold morning and evening editions. Ise wantin’ to know if you’d, uh, like to go to dinner with me.” Jack inhaled a short breath and waited.
You looked up at him slowly. “Really?” You asked. He nodded. “I’d love to.”
A GIANT-ASS THANK YOU TO BEYOURSOLDIER WHO HELPED PLAN THE AU AND WRITE THE LONG DESCRIPTION BELOW THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR AMAZINGNESS
HICCUP HADDOCK III. Was raised in a family legendary for their skills in hunting for sport - something Hiccup has never excelled in. After disappointing his father once again when actually adopting an animal he finds in the forest (and naming him Toothless, of all things!), Hiccup is demoted to help run Gobber’s auto shop. One day Granny calls him in to repair a broken stove and (with much awkward fumbling and maybe a little deja vu) he meets a red-headed waitress named Merida.
MERIDA DUNBROCH. Works at Granny’s Diner to save up for the day she gets to see the world beyond Storybrooke’s boundaries (despite her mother’s disapproval). When not at work, she runs out into the woods and practices her archery. One afternoon, she breaks her compound bow and (having no where else to go) decides to seek the local mechanic’s help. Hiccup agrees to fix the bow, which in turn leads to an unlikely friendship (that seems to be a bit too familiar to both of them).
JACK FROST. Having no known relatives in Storybrooke, he lives with the Bennett family who was kind enough to take him in. Widely avoided in town (though no one really understood why they felt the urge to ignore him), he’s been known to be a bit of a loner. Currently part of the staff of the mental ward in which Belle was kept in secret. Was sometimes assigned to her cell, and found himself being especially nice and offering her extra pudding because she reminded him of a little girl he thinks he might have known (Hint: Emma). One day he goes to pick Sophie up from daycare when lo and behold he meets a blonde girl named Rapunzel.
RAPUNZEL CORONA. Adopted and raised by Mother Gothel, who runs Storybrooke’s daycare center. She frequently takes over the place when Gothel leaves to run errands. It is here where she befriends a boy named Jack Frost, who (since then) starts to visit the daycare more and more frequently …to help care for the children, of course. (Surprisingly, he is amazing with kids.) When not at the center, she mostly stays stuck in her room or by the house where she likes to draw the citizens who pass by or the wildflowers that grow by the water.