but with him life is perfect :3

10

[as requested] the full scene of Betty & Jughead’s declaration of love. *happy sigh~* 

just wanted to appreciate the tenderness and beauty of this entire scene… first he only takes off his jacket….but when he hears that she’s still not giving up on his dad despite everything….he decides to take off his hat while staring at her back….leaving him at his most vulnerable…knowing that it’s the right time and that he’s ready to bare it all and confess his true feelings for her….which he did so casually at first to gauge her reaction…and then when she turned around….he repeats that “I love you” with such tenderness and sincerity… not even blinking nor breaking off his eye contact…but with a hint of anticipation and fear for her response as she approaches him…..and hearing her say “I love you”… he gives that soft heartbreaking smile like he couldn’t believe that she actually loves him back…..cos probably all his life he’s been so disappointed and dejected by the people that he loves that he’s accepted that he won’t receive back the love that he’s been yearning for…. :’( until now…..in which he has finally found a reciprocal love with Betty Cooper. His equal. His happiness. His soulmate. <3

What I Say: I’m Fine. 

What I mean: Takashi Shirogane probably is one of the best fictional heroes of this generation. On top of that, Shiro is a character that really shouldn’t exist to begin with. All previous iterations of Voltron have either killed off/replaced the iteration of his character. However, the creative team has decided to enrich, expand, and ultimately create something amazing out of Sven/Shirogane. Shiro is both physically and aesthetically amazing in his character design. There’s a reason why Josh Keaton’s twitter subheading is ‘That hot guy from Voltron.’ But Shiro is amazing both as a physical character as he is in what he represents. Takashi Shirogane is a canonically Japanese character who is both physically handicapped (debatable as his prosthetic physically helps more than it hurts from what we’ve seen.) As well as a character who has been through a disturbing amount of psychological trauma. All this being said, he still leads a group of heroes and carries the weight of the whole universe on his shoulders. He isn’t perfect, he lashes out, he gets angry, he gets scared, he gets frustrated and he gets irrational and attacks without justification. But he still serves as a fantastic roll model for all children and for anyone who watches the show. He stands as a paragon of heroes because despite his limitations and his traumas he still leads effortlessly, he still manages to stay strong despite his demons, he still is moving despite all of what life has thrown at him and that is truly amazing. 

I don’t want Shiro to die, I don’t want Shiro to be replaced in Season 3. I don’t want him to just serve as a plot device to advance Keith and Lance, I love the show because Shiro has inspired me to keep on fighting, to go out and be great, to not be scared of what might happen, because fear will inhibit me from doing something great. 

I want Shiro to live. I want Shiro to keep on living, I want Shiro to decompress and to cry, to prove to the viewers that its okay to break down, I want Shiro to overcome his demons, I want Voltron to win with Shiro at the helm, I want Shiro to make it back to earth, Alive. I want Shiro to survive. 

The 15 PLOT POINTS of Story Structure

To all the writers who have ever been told they need to outline their story, and privately thought “Great. But how do you DO that? What exactly does that mean?! Is there a map? WHAT IS THE SPECIFIC DEFINITION OF THE VAGUE WORD ‘OUTLINE’?”

Good news. Stories have structure. Structure that can be learned. And a fantastic place to start learning structure? 

Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder. This book gives a simple outline that most stories follow. And as an introduction to story structure, it can’t be beat. 

In Save the Cat, 15 plot points are spelled out in something called a beat sheet. During the outlining process, these “beats” or plot points can be used as an armature or skeleton that your story is built upon. 

So what are those 15 plot points?

Opening Image: A snapshot of the hero’s problematic ordinary world, right before the story starts and changes everything. 

Set-Up: Further establishing that ordinary world and what the hero does every day, impressing upon the audience or reader what’s wrong, and the idea that something needs to change.

Theme Stated:  The truth that the hero will learn by experiencing the story, the statement that will be proven to the audience. But upon first encountering this truth, in this story beat right in the beginning, the hero doesn’t understand or outright refuses to believe it. The theme stated is asking a question, a question which the story will answer.

Catalyst: The ordinary world is shattered. Something unexpected happens, and this event triggers all the conflict and change of the whole story. Life will never be the same after this moment. This is the Call to Adventure. 

Debate: But for a moment, the hero won’t be quite sure about answering that call. Leaving behind the ordinary world is difficult – even if the catalyst has come along and disrupted everything – because the ordinary means safety, it means not being challenged, it means avoiding conflict and heartache. Yes, that existence they’re stuck in might be stagnant and unpleasant, but it protects them from facing the intimidating task of growth, of becoming something better.

Break Into 2: And this is when the hero decides to answer the call and cross the threshold of act two, determined to pursue their goal. 

B Story: This is when the relationship – which usually carries and proves the theme – starts in earnest.

Fun & Games: This is just what it says: the premise promised a certain type of pure entertainment, and this beat is where we get to experience it fully. 

Midpoint: This is either a false victory or a false defeat. Something really really good happens. Or something the exact opposite.

Bad Guys Close In: Forces of opposition and conflict begin to converge on the hero and his goal. Everything begins to fall apart for the hero, the defeats piling up one after another, the main character punching back.  

All Is Lost: This is the sequence where absolutely everything falls apart for the hero. The plans fail, the goal is lost, the mentor dies, the villain wins. All is, quite literally, lost. 

Dark Night of the Soul: The hero’s bleakest moment is right here. In addition to all of the tangible things that have been lost, hope and the gumption to continue with the story have also vanished. There is usually a hint of death here, of some kind. An actual death, or an emotional or spiritual death. 

Break into 3: Ah, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Inspiration occurs, hope is rekindled, courage to pursue the story returns. Usually, this is the moment where the main character learns what they NEED, the truth which will heal them, and allow them to fix their own lives. With this, they are able to snatch victory from defeat.

Finale: And in here, the story goal is pursued once more, but this time from the stronger version of the hero – the version that has learned the theme, and committed to act accordingly. 

Closing Image: The opposite of the opening image. This is a snapshot of life after the story, the problems of the ordinary world solved or banished, a new world opening up for the hero. If the opening is the equivalent of “once upon a time” this is saying “And every day after … “ 

So let’s see how that works! And to see it, let’s look at my favorite short film of all time – Paperman  (because this gave me an excuse to watch it several times and listen to the music while writing it.)

1) Opening Image

We see George, a twenty-something in a sixty-something’s suit and tie, obviously on his way to work, and not looking at all enthused about it. He stares straight ahead, expression bored, lifeless, right on the edge of depressed. Wind from a passing train pushes him slightly, and he lets it, demeanor unchanging. 

2) Set-Up

But then a sheet of paper, caught on the wind, hits his shoulder. The paper flies off again, and a young woman appears onscreen, chasing after the paper, as the surprised George watches.

 After catching it offscreen, the girl returns, tucking the paper into the stack she carries, smiling slightly. They both face forward, waiting for the train side-by-side, in silence. She’s glancing sideways at him, he’s smiling and fidgeting nervously, but still resolutely facing forward; they’re both aware of each other, seemingly hoping the other will be braver, but neither able to overcome their shyness and the unspoken rules of everyday life. 

3) Theme Stated 

As a train charges into the station, a paper from George’s stack is snatched by the wind and lands flat on the woman’s face. When he pulls the paper away, she laughs: her lipstick left a perfect kiss mark on the sheet. When George spots it, he laughs too … 

but when he opens his eyes, she’s gone. She’s boarded a different train. The kiss-mark paper flaps in the wind as the train begins to move, taking her away. He watches, crestfallen. She glances back. Looks of regret and disappointment are exchanged, both a little wistful. The paper, the symbol of their fleeting memorable meeting, waves goodbye. 

Through this little sequence of images, the question of the whole story is asked: Was there a connection between them? Will they find each other again? And on a wider level: What does it take to find love? 

Further Set-Up:

And cut to George behind a desk, in a gray office, dark file cabinets towering behind him, clocks on the wall ticking away his life. Miserable again, he stares at the lipsticked paper. A stack of documents slams onto the desk from on high. The grim-faced boss of the office scowls down at him. George frowns at the stack, then at his boss, who stomps away.   

4) Catalyst 

Breeze pulls the kissed paper off his desk and out the open window. He catches it just in time, breathing a sigh of relief. And then he sees something. The girl! She’s there! She’s right across the street! 

5) Debate 

He needs to get her attention! He dithers for a moment, then throws the window wide and enthusiastically waves his arms.

 An ominous "ahem” from the boss brings him back inside, and back to his desk. But his attention is still on the girl, and the need to get her attention. He folds a paper airplane, stands before the window, poises the airplane to fly … but he glances at his boss’s office before he throws it. Should he? 

6) Break Into Act 2

Yes. Yes, he should. He sends the little airplane messenger to bridge the distance between himself and the girl. 

7) B Story

What he should have done while waiting for the train, he’s committed to do now. Talk to her. The relationship of the story has started officially. 

8) Fun & Games

In this moment, he becomes the “paper man” of the title. He folds and throws paper airplane after paper airplane. The boss shows up, shoves him back and slams his window. George pauses until he’s gone, then just keeps sending airplanes. They sail over the street, but are intercepted or miss their mark every time. 

9) Midpoint

He reaches for more paper … and knocks an empty tray off the desk. He’s run out. Except for one paper, the kissed one, the only one he’s held onto. With a determined look, he folds it precisely into an airplane, stands before the window, breathes to steady himself … 

And the wind steals the airplane from his hand, sending it spiraling to the street below, George reaching out pointlessly. On top of this defeat, the girl leaves the office.  

10) Bad Guys Close In 

Immediately, the boss emerges from his lair. The other office workers hurriedly return to their scribbling, hunched to avoid drawing attention. The girl is leaving the building across the street! George turns from the window … and finds the boss looming above him, glowering, delivering another tall pile of meaningless work. 

George sinks into his chair, defeated. But something happens as he watches his boss walk away, as he sees the office workers in neat rows; all of them older versions of George, reflections of what he will become … if he doesn’t do something right now. 

He runs, sending paper from the perfect stacks flying in his wake. 

11) All Is Lost

But when he escapes the building, and attempts to cross the street, cars nearly kill him. And when he finally makes it to the opposite sidewalk, the girl is nowhere in sight. She’s lost again. 

And all he manages to find is the little traitorous paper airplane. The paper he’d believed might mean something, might have signified something important and maybe a little magical. Which it obviously never did. 

12) Dark Night of the Soul

Angry, he grabs the plane and throws it with all his strength.  He’s lost his job, he’s lost the girl, he’s lost all faith in the magic he’d just started to believe might be real. He stomps towards the train station, returning home. 

13) Break Into 3  

But fate has other plans. The airplane glides over the city, almost supernaturally graceful and purposeful. It dives between buildings, and lands in the middle of the alley where all the paper planes have collected. 

It sits immobile. Then it moves. Moves again. And jumps into flight. The airplane flies over the rest, stirring them into motion, into the air. In a place where not even a breath of wind could reach, there is now a whirlwind of George’s airplanes. 

Though the forces of mediocrity tried to keep them apart, something greater has recognized George’s efforts and is going to see things through. 

14) Finale

A parade of airplanes follows George down the street. 

The leader attaches to his leg. He brushes it off, mad. A flurry of them attach to him, then carry him down the street, unfazed by his fighting. 

The leader airplane rockets over the city purposefully, finds the girl, then lures her to follow.

 She chases after. 

Somewhere else in the city, George is being pushed wherever the paper airplanes want him to go. We switch back and forth between George and the girl, as the airplanes push him and beckon her. 

Until they’re both on different trains, which stop simultaneously, on opposite sides of the platform. The girl gets out. She fiddles with the airplane, like she’s trying to get it to work again. And just then, a breeze brings hundreds of paper planes skittering all around the platform.

 She looks up …

15) Closing Image

And there’s George, covered in paper planes. 

He lurches towards Meg, and the airplanes falls away, their work done. 

George and Meg face each other, smiling, the barriers of routine and shyness overcome. Exactly what should have happened, exactly what was meant to happen. Putting effort into connection and love prevailed in the end, defeating the allure of life spent in safety and mediocrity. The closing image is the opposite of the opening: he’s not alone, he’s not facing the train leading to his mundane job, he’s not looking miserable and hopeless. He’s facing the girl, his bright and meaningful new future.

***

So! Those are the 15 plot points. This is a fantastic way to begin learning what story structure is, why it works the way it does, and how to precisely pull it off. 

For a more in-depth explanation, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Save the Cat. (It holds a special place in my heart; it was the first screenwriting book I ever read, and started obsessive study of storytelling.)

RIVERDALE MEME.
episodes 1-4 / ( change pronouns as needed. )

CHAPTER 1: THE RIVER’S EDGE

  • “i’ve been thinking about us.”
  • “i’m asking you now if you love me.”
  • “of course i love you, ____. but i can’t give you the answer you want.”
  • “one summer can change everything.”
  • “it’s about following your heart, right?”
  • “as long as you don’t give up your passion.”
  • “eventually, there will be a reckoning.”
  • “that entitlement you wear on your head like a crown? it won’t last.”
  • “are you scared, ____?”
  • “don’t freak out. just trust me.”
  • “i’m breakfast at tiffany’s, but this place is strictly in cold blood.”
  • “he was looking for the girl next door. instead, he found me.”
  • “you wanted fire? sorry, _________. my specialty’s ice.”
  • “just… talk to her. it could go a long way. would have gone a long way with me.” 
  • “you are so perfect. i’ll never deserve you.”

CHAPTER 2: A TOUCH OF EVIL

  • “romeo and juliet are the exception, not the rule.”
  • “once again, fate throws us together.”
  • "sardonic humour is just my way of relating to the world.”
  • “what? what are you going to do?”
  • “i’m not. i want to be. i thought i could be. but it’s too much, too fast.”
  • “what do you know about it, _____? or about me, even?”
  • “he wasn’t perfect. but he always tried to do the right thing.”
  • “sometimes a friend is better than a boyfriend.”
  • “why don’t we both just do that bro thing where we nod like douches & mutually suppress our emotions?”
  • “is there something you want to tell me, pal?”
  • “did you & _______ kill him together?”
  • “i’m alone.”
  • “we’re not gonna hug in front of the entire town.”
  • “it’s like there was a train that was going to the rest of my life. & i just… missed it.”
  • “it is not my fault he doesn’t like you.”

CHAPTER 3: BODY DOUBLE

  • "spoken like a true good girl who always follows the rules.”
  • “i don’t follow rules, i make them. & when necessary, i break them.”
  • “nothing this bad was ever supposed to happen here.”
  • “you don’t want to slow down, do you?”
  • “they have zero remorse for the lives they destroy.”
  • “does he not know who i am?”
  • “i’d love to stay. but i gotta shake down an evil adventure scout.”
  • “not bad.”
  • “maybe i don’t know _______.”
  • “you came through for me. in a way no one else ever has before.”
  • “i would’ve done anything to protect _____.”
  • “i saw the way you looked at me. … you’re hiding something.”
  • “maybe we should slow it down a little.”
  • "she’s right.”
  • “would i have complete freedom?”

CHAPTER 4: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

  • “where did you find all of this?”
  • “oh, i’m already there!”
  • “you’re right. i’m selfish, & i’m stupid.”
  • “make some room, outcasts.”
  • “what’s next, selling her hair extensions?”
  • “it’s off-brand & sends a false message about acceptance.”
  • “shut the hell up, or you’ll find out!”
  • “i just hate when people disrespect my cinematic experience.”
  • "i’ll figure it out. i always do.”
  • “you are not the things you said.” 
  • “you’re not stupid. this wasn’t your fault.”
  • “i have a strong inkling.”
  • “threatened, much?”
  • “i learned that from the nancy drew detective handbook.”
  • “if you really are my friend, you’ll drop this.”
alien emoji rating

I really like aliens so I’ll go ahead and rate my little boys

Apple:

He looks cute and kind of nice, this shows that aliens do come in piece, the gradient effect gives a 3 D  S P A C E  P I N B A L L feel which is a nice touch. 4/5. He’s really nice, someone give him live stock for his planet.

Goolge:

I’m not sure Google is aware of the popular conception of aliens, but maybe they know something we don’t???? The colors are flat, something that in most cases is not bad, but this time it is, he seeks intelligent life yet he looks as he has no life at all. 1/5.

Microsoft:

He’s conventionally attractive and happy for some reaon, I’d let him make patterns in my crops, the T H I C C lines are not the best idea but the glow in his eyes are perfect. Not the best desing choices but I can deal with it. 3/5.

Samsung:

Isn’t this the most visually pleasing gradient ever made by human kind? But not for this guy, he looks like he’s dying cuz can’t breath our oxygen, poor fellow, also his face looks strange, he might as well be Mr. Burns. 3/5. Looks really smug and I bet this kid thinks he’s the smartest guy in the class.

LG:

Straight out of the uncanny valley, the face you’d expect to see from a badly written creepypasta edited over an old photo that’s supposed to possess you, looks scary, creepy and offsetting but not in the nice way aliens are supposed to look. Please deport him to his planet. 0/5. Save your children from LG cellphones.

HTC:

Look at this guy, like LOOK at This gUY!! His cute smile, this lime boy looks so mischievous, probably on space Santa’s naughty children list. The lines, the colors and the E D G E S are so pleasing to the eyes. 5/5. I’d let this guy invade my planet any day and eradicate all sentient matter without hesitation.

Facebook:

He’s scary, creepy and offsetting in the nice way aliens are supposed to be, the soulless eyes and the grey color blend so nice together making him intimidating and also hypnotizing. 5/5. Please take me away with you and use me as a guinea pig for your nefastus plots. 

Messenger:

The colors looks like he’s from a flash animation and his face of utter disgust makes him unpleasant, I’ll take him with my leader because I don’t wanna deal with him. 3/5. You might be ugly, but you’re the designated emoji for most of my chats.

Twitter:

He’s minimalistic and cute, this grey buddy is my friend, please hug him and treat him nicely, he just want diplomatic relations with our planet, give him love and natural resources, he deserves them. 4/5.

Mozilla:

This guy is not an alien, he’s a light outlet. He’s nice and is probably that one cousin they sit with you on family gatherings, not because you get along, but because they want you to keep him from doing something stupid like breaking a bowl or causing a nuclear holocaust. 2/5. Sorry Kyle, I’m not your baby sister.

10 reasons to ship bughead:))

1. The way they stand next to each other 😫💦wow
2. The nonexistent chemistry. #goals
3. A lesbian and an aroace male? Perfect together😫
4. The way jug looks at Betty in his nightmare, like he’d much rather be anywhere else <3
5. How forced their feelings are!! Just so adorable :’)
6. It’s just such a new concept. A white, straight couple? Groundbreaking.
7. How Betty just, suddenly, out of nowhere, after being friends with him for years, falls for Jughead and is suddenly over Archie, whom she’s been supposedly in love with for her whole life??? How sweet and ~not~ forced at all.
8. The aroace erasure of jughead😍😍 cause it’s not like that’s one of the biggest aspects of his personality or anything
9. How Betty completely disregards the kiss and goes back to the murder case, barely acknowledging it❤
10. How they were the best platonic pairing ever, being sleuths and shit, until CW ~forced~ them together romantically😫😍 true love

Verses about identity in Christ:

You are a child of God-
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.

John 1:12
Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God—

Galatians 3:26-28
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

You are a new creation-
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Colossians 3:9-10
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

You are in Him-

1 John 2:4
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

You are God’s special possession-
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

Ephesians 1:4-5
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—

Psalm 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


YOU were created in God’s image-
Genesis 1:27
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

You are God’s righteousness-
2 Corinthians 5:21
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.

Romans 5:17
For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.


You are a conqueror-

Romans 8:35/37
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

2 Corinthians  2:14
Now  thanks  be  unto  God,  which  always  causeth  us  to  triumph  in  Christ,  and   maketh   manifest   the   savour  of  His  knowledge  by  us  in  every  place.

You are God’s temple-
1 Corinthians 3:16
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?

 2 Corinthians 6:16
For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

You are not condemned-

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 34:22
The Lord redeems the life of His servants; none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.

You are light-
Ephesians 5:8-9
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)

Matthew 5:14
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

You are not forgotten-
Isaiah 49:16
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

Deuteronomy 28:13
And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.

Psalm 27:10
Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.


20 reasons why I love Jonerys (Dany edition)

1. Her beauty is unparalleled

Originally posted by unburntdaenerys

2. And Jon never fails to notice

Originally posted by mhysaofdragons

3. Girl will turn up her game on date night (even if dates ends up being battles against ice zombies because it’s hard to date during wartime)

Originally posted by jondaenerysdaily

4. She looks dope AF riding a dragon

Originally posted by irl-internetprincess

5. Is basically the most powerful woman in all of Westeros

Originally posted by mariesanabriam

6. And yet all Jon knows is fondness

Originally posted by countrylawyerr

7. She has awesome children who already love and accept him into the family

Originally posted by maldivivere

8. She tolerates (and is even turned on by) his ridiculously extra sex moves (good grief Jon Aegon Targaryen Snow, we get it, you’re a wolf)

Originally posted by drvgonstone

9. She’ll always reach out a helping hand

Originally posted by lydialoves-stiles

10. Come save him in his time of need, risking her own life without thought

Originally posted by daenerys-stormborn

11. Trust that he will return to her, even when the odds are stacked against him

Originally posted by kirwani90

12. She smiles at his lame jokes

Originally posted by snowstormsss

13. She’s the perfect height for him (literally one of only like 3 in Westeros)

Originally posted by bridget-malfoy-stilinski-hale

14. She stands by him in the face of his her their enemies

Originally posted by jondaenerysdaily

15. She believes in him

Originally posted by miones

16. She challenges him

Originally posted by xxxilovelawsonxxx

17. And yet yearns for his approval

Originally posted by thoranda

18. Giving up her own ambitions to fight for him

Originally posted by ahintofthesea

19. She’s the first thing Jon has actively pursued that isn’t based on honour/duty, but rather his happiness. The first time he’s considered ALLOWING himself this feeling of content and peace.

Originally posted by marriamo

20. and she’s literally the other half of his story in a decades long, well thought out and cleverly constructed epic which has a title that literally reflects the two of them and whose author has basically come out and confirmed that the whole point of the entire series is the two of them so no, their love isn’t “forced”, it has been in the making for 20+ years, it’s now cannon and the most beautifully tragic love story so GTFO antis.

Originally posted by snowanddragon

JONERYS IS HERE!

Originally posted by kill-the-mind

Some key points:
1. Love comes from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala so if you are looking for love (halal love offcourse) then turn to him.
2. Expect less from Creation. No one is perfect. The more you expect from people; the more you will be hurt.
3. Don’t rely on your efforts. Try your best and leave the rest to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. He knows what’s best for you.
4. If someone is meant for you then you will eventually get in halal way. You don’t have to chase him/her.
5. Their will be ups and down in life so don’t get attach to the moment. This shall too pass.
6. Life will test you but always remember the key point is to be grateful to your Lord. No matter what happen say Alhamdulillah. He will turn your sorrow into blessing in shaa Allah.
7. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala love you and He won’t burden you with something that you can’t handle. Trust Him and ask for His help

Someone asked me ages ago to make them an octopus plush. They ended up not going for it, but I was kinda interested in the project for myself so I bought the fabric for it a year ago and stashed it (as you do) 

So this weekend I figured, lets give this a try. 

It’s more of a squid than an octopus (my sewing capabilities are not good enough to make spherical things yet) 

The trick here was using really cheap paper because he has to be symmetrical. So I drew out half, folded the paper in half and then traced it to be the same on both sides. 

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TO BUGHEAD SHIPPERS PT9

SO YEA LAST NIGHTS EPISODE WAS FANTASTIC

THEM FEELS 

SO IT FIRST STARTS OFF AS JUGHEAD HAVING A DREAM ABOUT A PERFECT LIFE AND IN THIS LIFE HE WAS MARRIED TO BETTY!!!

NEXT, POLLY ESCAPED FROM THE “LOONEY BIN” AND BETTY WAS SUPER WORRIED SO INSTINCT TOOK OVER JUGHEAD AND HE COMFORTED HER

AWW AND HOW ARCHIE GOT JEALOUS ( PT 1)

BITCH YOU HAD UR CHANCE SHE IS HAPPY FUCKER

AND VERONICAS REACTION WAS LIKE

WHICH WAS FUNNY

BUT THAN THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY

SHE WAS GIVING APPROVAL WHICH JUST MADE ME

THEN ARCHIE GOT ALL JEALOUS AGAIN  ( PT 2)

BRUH JUST LEAVE YOU HAD UR CHANCE

THEN WHEN THE GANG LOOKED FOR POLLY AND COULDN’T FIND HER WHICH MADE BETTY SAD

DO YOU KNOW WHO COMFORTED HER 

THIS SEXY MOTHER FUCKER

AND THAN WE GOT THE 2ND KISS

THE HEART EYES THEY GIVE TO EACHOTHER

THEN WHEN JUGHEAD WAS IN JAIL 

THEN BETTY WAS LIKE 

LIKE THE UTTER SHOCK THAT BETTY BELIVES HIM MAKES ME GO

TO TOP IT ALL OFF WHEN JUGHEAD WAS REALLY SAD WITH HIS WHOLE THING WITH HIS DAD 

DO YOU KNOW WHO COMFORTED HIM

THIS SEXY BITCH 

THEN PROCEEDING FOR ARCHIE TO BE JEALOUS (PT 3)

AND NOW IM JUST LIKE WONDERING WHAT THE FUCK AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE I HAVE TO WAIT TILL MARCH 30 TO SEE THE NEW EPISODE AND MORE BUGHEAD AHAHHHHHH

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“you aren’t the only one who feels vulnerable” (1/)

reminder that the sexy high warlock of brooklyn is insecure and vulnerable too

anonymous asked:

Would you do a top 5 captain moments? Like of of any of the captains just being generally awesome?

Of course I can my bean! I don’t know if you meant just thing they did or my favorite captains’ interactions…either way, I’m going with the latter because we witnessed some really some iconic meetings indeed

1. “Don’t you ever forget my worthless pride.” This whole scene shows how complex the relationship between Oikawa and Ushijima is. I don’t think Ushijima ever wanted to purposefully hurt Oikawa here, I think he said “you chose the wrong path” because he has this perfect idea in his mind of what Oikawa should have done to make his talent bloom. He saw his potential and thought that the only way for him to fully use it was to go to Shiratorizawa. At the same time, it shows how a great captain (the best captain, in my opinion) Oikawa is. His worthless pride made him choose friendship, teamwork and constant improvement over “certain victory”. Aoba Johsai is not Oikawa’s reign, it’s not his failed project. It’s the thing he’s the proudest of. It’s his home

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2. “I don’t know what you’re talking about, but good work!”. This interaction between Daichi and Oikawa is just PRICELESS. I actually love the way Oikawa kinda respects Daichi. Even if we saw him being extra sassy with other captains, he takes the time to “compliment” him…and the flash back with Kuroo and Bokuto is another perfect interaction of his own. (how much would I’ve paid to have Oikawa in the summer training camp too tbh)

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p.s. canon even in irl life Haikyuu tbh 

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3. The Summer Training Camp Barbecue, aka “the pushy uncles” gang. RIP Tsukki but “you too Kenma, damn it!!!” will go down in history 

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4. “We won’t lose next time!” And the award for the best fake smile goes to both Kuroo and Daichi! Honestly this is just one but all their interactions are incredible, Kuroo looks like a cat who’s toying with a little bird…he enjoys harrassing him…so much…to much even? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Originally posted by lemedy

5. “Don’t be so tense, you guys still have next year!” Speaking of Oikawa being a little shit to other captains, his talk with Futakuchi before the Seijoh vs Dateko match got me on the floor. Futakuchi is all intense but Oikawa offered nothing but his fake smile and cheerfull attitude. That “I know right?” at the very end is the definition of savage. I love him. 

- bonus: Kuroo and Bokuto. Theirs are not simple interactions, they are the perfect picture of a power friendship. OYA OYA OYA! 

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I saw you described the picture you edited of Pavel Baranov as your real-life Draco, are there any other people you see as the real-life version of the other characters?

Well, no real person is a perfect representation of any of the characters, but I suppose there are some closely-resembling people that, if you change a few details about them, WOULD then become some HP character in my head. And I usually use such people as references, so I guess I can give you my list of those? :)

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a must read!

All right guys! I know some of you have read either The Foxhole Court and/or The Raven Cycle. Some of you may or may not also have read Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe? Yeah? Right?

I’ve got something for you: Silent by Sara Alva

It’s a must read I accidentally stumbled upon yesterday. It’s this absolutely beautiful, yet heart wrenching and unique novel about a gay kid, Alex, that gets thrown into the foster care system where he meets this other guy, Sebastian, who’s mute. It’s about dark pasts, survival, love and coming out.

After I finished it I looked it up here on tumblr and could hardly find anything. NOTHING. And it actually broke my heart a little since it’s such a beautiful story and truly deserves more attention. SO READ IT. It’s not even 4 USD on smashwords. And it’s so so so worth it!

And after you’ve read it? TALK TO ME <3

”Alex’s life as a teenager in South Central LA is far from perfect, but it’s his life, and he knows how to live it. He knows what role to play and what things to keep to himself. He’s got it all under control, until one lousy pair of shoes kicks him out of his world and lands him in a foster care group home. Surrounded by strangers and trapped in a life where he could never belong, Alex turns to the only person lower on the social ladder than he is: a “special” mute boy. In Sebastian, Alex finds a safe place to store his secrets—those that sent him to foster care, and the deeper one that sets him apart from the other teenagers he knows. But Sebastian has secrets of his own, and when tragedy rips the two boys apart, Alex will stop at nothing to find the answers—even if it means dragging them both through a past full of wounds best left buried. It might just be worth it, for the slim chance at love.” [goodreads link

All right. Much has been made of the Shower Air Dry Scene, particularly Keith’s savagery as he watches Pidge blow away and Shiro’s majestic hair floof dancing in the wind – and much should be made of this! Shiro’s hair floof is a gift to us all.

But can we also take a moment to appreciate the preceding scenes?

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I decided to make a masterlist of my stories! I hope you find something to read!:)

One-shots
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Smut/M/NC-17

Practice makes it perfect! (Boxing!Au, 3.8k) - Kaisoo

What starts as a battle of strength and pride, finishes as something completely mind-blowing.

What that mouth do, tho? (Comedy; 4.7k + bonus 8k) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol

“Hey, Soo, what that mouth do?”

“Bet, you’d like to know!”

Baby Boy (Sugar daddy, Fluff; 10.5k) - Kaisoo

Kyungsoo likes getting presents, but he loves his daddy more.

Deliver my Pizza (Crossdressing; 7k + bonus 3.5k) - Kaisoo

Kyungsoo has this kink and Jongin loves his boyfriend so much.

Cuff me! (Police!Au; 6k + bonus 5k) - Kaisoo

Kyungsoo hated his job ever since he got demoted to a police officer and being assigned to a cocky partner that just couldn’t shut up.

Think this through (Comedy, Fluff; 22k) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol, Sulay, Hunhan, Xiuchen

Kyungsoo signs up to a clinic with a desire to lose his virginity. But after meeting his potential partners, he ends up bargaining for a different kind of deal.

▲ Melancholia and Euphoria (Angst, Prostitution!Au, Abuse; 12k) - Kaisoo

Jongin was Kyungsoo’s first, but Kyungsoo was Jongin’s last.

This is a start of something new (Fluff, Police!Au; 7.6k + bonus 4.3k) - Kaisoo

When Kyungsoo has to check a college party that is not reported, what he doesn’t expect to find is a snarky student, that quickly catches his interest.

▲ Listless (Fluff, Crack; 4.2k) - Kaisoo

Jongin’s sick and Kyungsoo takes care of him.. in a slightly less conventional way.

Be good to me, bad boy! (4.7k) - Kaisoo, Mentions of Baekyeol, Hunhan and Xiuchen

Jongin might have all those tattoos and skill on his bike, but Kyungsoo’s in charge now. And you know what they say: every boy wants a good boy to be bad just for him.

I can’t! (Please, save me!) (Angst, Drama, Mafia!Au; Mentions of abuse and drugs; 15k) - Kaisoo, Hunhan, Slight!Krisoo

Kai lost what was his once before. But now he had an opportunity to get it back, and who was Kris to refuse him that.

Keeping it Quiet! (Band!Au, Hint of voyeursim; 4.8k) - Kaisoo

Sehun drops in Jongin’s room quite suddenly, and the best place for Kyungsoo to hide is under Jongin’s thick covers.

Marking you Mine! (Fluff; 15k) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol

Kyungsoo has this tiny crush, and thinks that Jongin doesn’t even notice him.. It’s all Baekhyun’s fault, anyway.

Baby Girl (Fem!Kaisoo, Mentions of Bullying; 6.5k) - Kaisoo

Jongin doesn’t deserve everything she’s been enduring, but Kyungsoo makes it all better.

Pool me Hard! (Fluff, Semi-public; 9k) - Kaisoo, Mentions of Baekyeol

What Kyungsoo didn’t expect is that a little friendly game of pool table would come to this.

Just how I like it! (Fluff; 6.3k) - Xiuchen

Jongdae liked when they played rough, Minseok couldn’t wait to be bad.

▲ Teach me (TeacherxStudent, Fluff; 8k) - Kaisoo

Kyungsoo was always a good student, but math wasn’t his subject. Luckily, there was a teacher who could teach him.


Fluff/Angst/PG-13

Love Me Today (And Forever) (PG-13; Angst, Fluff, Anxiety, Mentions of Death and Physical Disability; 5.6k) - Kaisoo

Even when Kyungsoo gave up, thinking how his day was coming to an end, Jongin was there to remind him that it wasn’t over yet.

Prove you Wrong! (PG-13; Fluff, Wrestiling!Au; 19k + bonus 4k) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol, Xiuchen

Nobody could go against the feared bad boy of their high-school, but maybe a pair of thick glasses and one ugly gray sweater could make him see outside the lines. 

I can do it better! (M; Band!Au, Comedy, Fluff, Foul language; 9.3k) - Kaisoo, Hunhan, Baekyeol, Taoris, Sulay, Xiuchen (OT12)

The members didn’t expect that to happen when they started playing spin the bottle… With a little twist, though.

Find Me Amongst Them (PG-13; Fluff, Solemate!Au; 16k) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol

A story about a boy who doesn’t believe in soulmates, but actually suffers to meet his own.

Flurry the Penguin (PG-13; Fluff, 17k) - Kaisoo, Xiuchen

Kyungsoo refuses to work with Jongin, but then gets out of the mess with something timeless.

▲ Fall in love with me, already! (Fluff, Friends to Lovers; 11k) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol, 2Min, Mentions of Hunhan and Xiuchen, Slight!Krisoo

Jongin and Kyungsoo were friends their whole life. So why did Jongin take all this time to realize his feelings for the shorter boy?

Bashful Smiles (PG-13; Fluff, Zoo!Au; 17k) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol, Sulay

Kyungsoo starts getting little doodles and notes on the blackboard by his work desk, and tries to find the culprit. 

Shake my Heart! (Fluff, Soulmate!Au, Superpowers!Au, Romance; 13.5k) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol, Xiuchen

In a world where your power transfers to your soulmate for a day, group of friends hope to be lucky enough in the destiny’s pick.

Mission: Get Kaisoo together! (PG-13; Fluff, Comedy; 12k) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol, Hunhan

What happens when best friend Kyungsoo and Jongin get into their first fight? Well, of course, their parents come to the rescue.

Chaptered Stories

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Baby, we don’t stand a chance (M, Office!Au, Angst, Domestic Abuse, Infidelity; Ongoing!) - Kaisoo, Mentions of Baekyeol

This wasn’t supposed to happen. He was supposed to do his work, assist his boss’ every need and then bid him goodbye until tomorrow. But Jongin brought work home with him, and in the same time, left a piece of himself with Kyungsoo.

Cook me Something Sweet (PG-13; Chef!Au, Office!Au, Fluff, Romance, Slight!Angst, Smut; Ongoing!) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol, Xiuchen, Sulay

Jongin was a famous billionaire, going on dates that his mother set him up with, trying to satisfy her wish to get married already. But what happens when in Jongin’s life stumbles in a pretty boy with doe eyes.

Omega Troubles (M; Wolf!Au, A/B/O, Fluff, Mpreg, Slight!Angst; 2 chapters - Completed!) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol, Hunhan, Xiuchen, Sulay, Taoris

Kyungsoo wanted nothing more than to make his omega happy.. But their picture-perfect life was missing a tiny but big piece for everything to be perfect.

Suit me Better! (M; Office!Au, Fluff, Romance, Slight!Angst; Ongoing!) - Baekyeol, Kaisoo, Xiuchen

Baekhyun was looking for a job and when the spot in one of the biggest companies in Korea opened up, what he didn’t expect to see his ex-boyfriend as his new boss.

Vetus Amor (M; Fluff, Romance, Smut; Ongoing!) - Daejae, Banghim

Youngjae thought that he had lost him.. But Daehyun comes back for what belongs to him.

Devour you whole! (M; Butler!Au, Romance, Angst, Fluff; 3 chapters - Completed!) - Kaisoo, Baekyeol, Sulay, YunhoxBoa

Kyungsoo works as a butler for the Kims, and Jongin comes back and maybe ruins everything that he’s been working for.

Cure you! (M; Dystopian!AU, Romance, Fluff, Smut, Angst, Doctor!Au; 2 chapters - Completed!) - Kaisoo, Brief mention of Baekyeon

The story of how love happened where it absolutely shouldn’t have. 

Sweet as you (PG-13; Fluff, Enemies to lovers, Romance; 11 chapters + Epilogue - Completed!) - Meanie, Jihan, Mentions of others

What happens when two enemies apply for the same job?

Hooked on a feeling (M; Smut, Fluff, Romance, Band!Au; 4 chapters - Completed!) - Eunhae

Hyukjae loves to punish, and Donghae loves to get punished.


So this was a bit longer, apologies for that! 
Hope you enjoy!~~ 
Love you, xox

When Magnus wakes, the first thing he’s aware of is the annoying ringing of his phone’s alarm, the vibrations shaking the entire bedside table. He groans, swiping his arm blindly until it quiets and only then he opens his eyes, blinking a couple of times to bring everything into focus. It’s early, way before 7 a.m. and Magnus is groggy, his eyelids still heavy and drooping, but he’s missed feeling like this – missing sleep, wanting to sink back into his bed and stay there until it’s time to have dinner.

After that one evening, it’s been slowly getting better – not having to hide himself away, instead leaning on Alec when he needed to, let Magnus begin the healing process. It’s not easy, nor is it quick, but he’s getting there and this morning feels like another step in the right direction: he managed to sleep through the night and there’s the subtle feeling of pride curling beneath his sternum, a small smile pulling at the corners of his mouth.

He lays still for a moment, listens to the tiny snores Alec’s making on his side of the bed, long body curled into the fetal position with his arms tucked in near his face. Magnus has a client in an hour or so, the only thing pushing him out of the warmth of the sheets, as he sits up on the edge and takes his phone to check all of the notifications. There’s a couple emails, along with a text from Catarina and Magnus is already thinking about all the things he’ll have to do today, when he feels an arm sneaking its way around his waist.

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What God has to say about fear and worry:

2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Anxiety feels like a natural reaction in the more troubling seasons of life but don’t fall into the trap of believing that it’s unavoidable. The thing is, even when things are at their darkest, God is still sovereign and He is still good.
When you’re tempted to give into discouragement or worry, remember that He promised in His word to never leave you or forsake you. There are not certain periods He designates in your life as times for worry. He always intends for there to be peace for His children. Lean on Him in the hard times and be encouraged that He works all things together for the good of those who love Him.

He is with you:

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.


Psalm 91:1-7
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers,
and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.


Psalm 121:1-2
I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.


Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

Psalm 34:4
I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.


He will provide for your needs:

1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.

Matthew 6:25-34
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


Jeremiah 49:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.


Philippians 4:19
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.

He gives peace in the midst of turmoil:
Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Psalm 55:22
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

Proverbs 3:21-24
My son, let them not depart from your eyes— keep sound wisdom and discretion; So they will be life to your soul and grace to your neck. Then you will walk safely in your way, and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.


No enemy poses a challenge for Him:
Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?

Romans 8:31
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Psalm 118:6
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?


Hebrews 13:5-6
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Jeremiah 32:17
Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.