campus things

For @checkplease100 prompt #76: costume


“Wait, I don’t get it, who’re you supposed to be?”

Chowder grinned and tugged on his Falcs jersey. “I’m Jack! See, I even padded the seat of my pants.” He turned around and wiggled his butt.

“Oh, good lord,” Bitty shook his head and glanced over at Dex. “Don’t tell me…”

Dex shrugged and waved a hand at the Kiss the Cook apron he’d stolen from the kitchen. “They wanted me to bleach my hair, but I refused.”

Bitty rolled his eyes. “We’re taking a billion selfies- wait, who’s they?”

Just then, Nursey burst into the room, wearing nothing but Wonder Woman boxers and a fake mustache. “Brahs!” He shouted, holding up a ridiculously large, fake joint. “Let’s get schwasty!”

stories from school

The Jellybear Incident of 6th Grade

It’s the sixth grade. Somehow, I had come across a catalogue for the store they bought all the school store crap from. You know, the smelly erasers and dumb keychains that they sell for like a buck apiece. So I somehow got this catalogue, and little old entrepreneur me was like “I should buy something from this and sell it at school for an absurdly high price to gain basically pure profit.” As sixth graders do. So I bought two huge tubs full of these keychains called Jellybears. This is what they look like.

So I bought a metric fuckton of these assholes for about 20 cents a piece. I start selling them at school for a buck fifty. Like I said, pure profit. 6th grade me was brilliant. I broke even in like eight seconds of me whippin these bad boys out at school. Saying these are were a hit is an understatement. They were like a home run triple, or some other sports metaphor. People are buying this shit at lunch time, between classes. Shit, one girl even admitted to selling the ones she bought off me around her neighborhood for like five bucks. I was happy to be the middleman, but I digress. The point is, not only did I gain entrepreneurial skills, I also made a pretty penny. However, a month into my brilliant business, I get a call down to the office.

I had never been called to the office before. I was such a goody two-shoes you wouldn’t believe. This was in a school that boasted like two fights per week. The ratio of cops and administrators to students was like 1:3. And there were 1700 people at this school. That’s a whole lot of authority figures for a whole lot of miscreants and ne’er-do-wells. And here I was, reading large pretentious books and wearing polo shirts, with a gigantic backpack and in an advanced math class. I was, and still am, a lame weeny. Just wanted to put that in perspective.

Anyway, I was called down to the office that day. Literally shaking in the huge chair they had for me, facing down the terrifying vice-principal, she pulled out a Jellybear.

It was the DIVA one, if I’m not mistaken. I was then given a good lecture about how I’m not allowed to sell things on campus without explicit permission, yadda yadda, the whole spiel. Except I felt there was something fishy about the whole thing. Maybe it was how she held the Jellybear in her hand, perhaps it was the way she confiscated the rest of them. 

After asking around with the intense gossip network of middle school, I discovered the real reason the administration confiscated the Jellybears.

They had reason to suspect I was filling them with vodka.

They had reason to suspect that I, the tiny, stupid haired, braces-clad sixth grader who played a tuba bigger than she was was the head of a sophisticated alcohol distributing cartel in which I punctured and drained the goop from cute keychains, refilled them with straight vodka with a syringe, sealed them off with no trace, and sold them around school.

I’m not sure if I’m flattered that they assumed me capable of that sort of espionage, or insulted that they thought me dumb enough to sell middle schoolers straight vodka for A BUCK FIFTY. 

really who did they think i was i was in advanced math for petes sake.

STRANGE SENTENCE STARTERS —— for the creative writer in you. Send these in and see what your partner comes up with as a scenario!

*These are completely interchangeable, they’re just in categories to make it easier for all of y’all.

FOR AMIGOS;

  • “How many times are you going to do that, exactly?”
  • “You were right. As per usual.”
  • “Sometimes it’s hard to see the lines you’ve drawn until you’ve crossed them.”
  • “You’re surprised because you have a soft spot for hot blondes.”
  • “Is that – that’s a naked Scarlett Johansson on your fridge.”
  • “You can stay, but for no more than two nights.”
  • “Please don’t look in this drawer. Please.”
  • “I told you not to pick him up, he’s very sensitive.”
  • “Yes. I might have given you rabies. But in my defense, that’s ridiculous and I didn’t.”
  • “I’m sorry, my cell phone data coverage does not cover the bullshit zone you’re in.”
  • “Hey! Give me your pants. Quick, give me your pants.”
  • “No, I’m serious. Stop it right now or I won’t give you the last cookie.”
  • “You think I’m kidding. But I’ve never been more serious about anything in my entire life.”
  • “How much would a stripper cost and why so much?”
  • “I’m going to buy you a drink. Next week. On Thursday. When I get paid. Can you swing this one?”
  • “Hippos are hungry, hungry! And you are considerably larger than a small piece of lettuce!”
  • “When I was little, I used to be afraid of mummies. And now look at me. I love dead people!”
  • “I don’t even miss my ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, I just miss my glockenspiel.”
  • “It happens to everyone, you just sell your skirt for some coke.”
  • “Please do not pull your pants down in front of baby Jesus.”
  • “That’s not the phrasing you want to use.”
  • “Because nothing says heterosexuality like a gold sash.”
  • “Please don’t take it out on my boobs.”
  • “When it gets really windy I look like a bizarre combination of Marilyn Monroe and Cousin It.”
  • “We have to change our names and run away to Mexico. It’s the only way. Adios.”
  • “How much money do you have on you?”
  • “Please tell me that’s a raisin and not a tiny hamster shit you’re eating.”
  • “Life is a lot better when you put things on your head.”
  • “For someone who’s not very deep, I’m incredibly not shallow.”

FOR LOVERS;

  • “I need you to remind me what it feels like to love you.”
  • “I love you. What? No I don’t. Forget I said anything.”
  • “I need you to tickle my feet but like, sexually.”
  • “If we got married, would I have to take your last name? Or could we just make up a new one?”
  • “I don’t think I can do this anymore.”
  • “I heard you say his/her name in your sleep last night. Want to explain or should I just leave?”
  • “I want to spend the night with you tonight. But I also want to sleep on your side. And without you on the bed. So technically I just want your bed.”
  • “Please don’t be proposing to me in an empty parking lot.”
  • “Stop saying you’re sorry, you stupid fucking broken record. It’s done.”
  • “I’m not jealous, I’m curious. About the things you were doing. With him/her. Without me.”
  • “Your mother’s looks could kill. Actually, are you sure they haven’t before?”
  • “If you’re breaking up with me tonight, can I at least eat first?”
  • “Stop sweating. It’s not attractive during sex, and it’s not attractive now.”
  • “Are you – are you checking me out? In the line for the confessional?”
  • “We have to go. I might have told your mom I’m pregnant. I don’t know why I said that. I’m not.”
  • “So what you’re saying it that you’re snorting sugar to get excited for sex.”
  • “My dog licks better than you do.”
  • “But through every stupid thing you do and say – and those are a lot, by the way – I love you.”
  • “I don’t care if you’re growing another head. I’ll talk to both of them. I love you.”
  • “And I’d take fifty years of not talking to you for just a day of doing so. I promise that’s a compliment.”
  • “I don’t want to hide this anymore. I’m not some dirty little secret, you American Reject.”
  • “This is a bit too dramatic for my taste, so can we skip it and have sex instead?”
  • “I don’t want you to think of me as your personal sex toy.”
  • “Thanks and all, but that makes me feel like a low-class escort, so.”
  • “A kiss in exchange for every nice thing you say about me. Deal?”
  • “Promise me you’re not like him/her. I need to hear it from your mouth. Promise me.”
  • “Look, I’ve had my heart broken before. I’m not ready to let you in just yet. Anywhere.”
  • “Don’t leave me here. Anywhere else, okay, but not here.”
  • “I wish I could say that was the worst sex I ever had, but I’ve had worse.”
  • “I just blew you. Could you look a little happier about it?”
  • “I’m attracted to shiny things, so if it looks like I’m staring at your chest, it’s because I am.”

FOR TEXTERS;

  • [text] This is upsetting my poop.
  • [text] Hey, are you up? If you’re not, can you wake up? I need some help.
  • [text] So it involves feces and large birds.
  • [text] She said that to you? Why?
  • [text] Please come back. I miss you.
  • [text] What are you good for if you’re not gonna bring me ice cream?
  • [text] Can you ignore that last text? It wasn’t meant for you. I’m sorry.
  • [text] …did you just send me a nude?
  • [text] FUCK OFF YOU ONE-EYED WHORE.
  • [text] I don’t know why I said that.
  • [text] Leave it to you to fuck the simplest of requests up.
  • [text] Do we have to go to their wedding? He’s only my first cousin.
  • [text] How much does ‘I love you’ mean to you?
  • [text] I am not stalking you. But you should do something about your bathroom, it’s gross.
  • [text] Please. I need this so badly.
  • [text] I trust you completely.
  • [text] I’m a genius. You’re a peasant. Everything makes sense again.
  • [text] Hey, buddy! Got like, five hundred bucks I can borrow? Times ten.
  • [text] She lost it. She completely lost it. She said her uterus was attacking her bone marrow.
  • [text] I will not get you donuts.
  • [text] Please? I love you.
  • [text] I think I’m gonna go to sleep now, but you keep thinking that.
  • [text] I can’t say this out loud. They might be listening.
  • [text] I never meant to hurt you. I didn’t think he’d duck when the ball came at him, I’m sorry.
  • [text] You’re cute.
  • [text] I just need you to understand how important you are to me.
  • [text] Fuck off.
  • [text] Okay. Guess we’ll leave it at that then.
using your time wisely on public transport

The bus ride to my university takes an hour there and back each day. Those hours spent on the bus tend to feel like a waste of time. However, that time doesn’t have to be useless. 


General tips:

  • Check out the transit schedule before you make your timetable. For me, there’s no bus at 3 pm so if a class ends at 2:30 I have to wait till 4 for the bus.
  • You can’t always be productive the entire time. When I’m on the 7 am bus on Mondays I make a deal with myself: Be productive for at least the first half of the bus ride. After that, listen to music and stare out the window all you want.
  • Pack your bag lightly. Your back is gonna hurt if you try to bring everything with you. If you and a classmate have a break together, make a deal that only one of you will bring the textbook each week. Or buy a binder-ready copy of your textbook (so you can bring individual chapters with you).
  • Bring snacks and a water bottle always! You’ll be thankful for that granola bar on your way back, especially on days when you’ve been on campus for 12+ hours!

Things you CAN do on public transport:

  • Study flashcards. Bring a stack of flashcards with you or use Quizlet. Quizlet is a good app because you might find that someone else has already made flashcards for the class you’re taking, you can star which terms you already know, and you can have the app read out the flashcards to you (I find I remember thing better if I hear them as well)
  • Do your readings and/or prelabs. I wouldn’t recommend bringing more than one textbook otherwise your backpack will be super heavy all day. Read through a few chapters. If you like to write down notes as you read, bring a pen and a pack of big sticky notes. If you have labs like me, finish up your prelabs for the following week when you’re heading home after a lab. I’ve managed to finish my physics and chemistry prelabs on the bus, every week so far this semester.
  • Catch up on that Netflix show you’ve been watching. Not so productive, but I see it as a way of unwinding. And if you’re going to watch an episode when you get home anyways, why not do it on your commute? So download those episodes and relax (I recommend The Office and Brooklyn Nine-Nine if you need a laugh)
  • Read over your lecture notes. You should be doing this anyways so why not do it on your commute? Looking over your lecture notes from classes you had that day will help reinforce the content in your mind. Look over notes from weeks or months ago too. Reviewing older content will help you so much when finals come along.
  • Watch some Khan Academy videos. Did you know that Khan Academy has an app!?? Download videos beforehand and watch them on the go. Since this requires a bit more focus I’d recommend not watching videos for stuff you just learned that day – go home, read your textbook, and then watch a video the next day to clarify things/learn the info in a new way.
  • Catch up with people you haven’t talked to for a while. Send a text to your mom or that friend who’s studying across the country. Trust me, they miss you and talking to people who support you is good for your mental health.
  • Get out your planner (or bullet journal) and plan your week. If you’re feeling overwhelmed making a to do list for each day of your week can help. This also ensures you won’t be forgetting about an essay due the next week.

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College Life 101

Alrighty folks, here are some nifty tips on how I survived (and could have better survived) college: 

  • As soon as you have your schedule, email your professors. Everyone. Especially if you have questions about the course, if you’re going to miss, etc. also make sure you do it from your school email, many professors will not check an email if it isn’t from a school address. 
  • On move in day, bring a door stop.  moving in is so much easier when you don’t need someone to hold the door for everything. 
  • Shoe racks and command strips/hooks will be your best friend. Use the racks for misc. things like utensils, seasonings, Keurig mixes, hot chocolate, etc. 
  • Bring a whiteboard/corkboard. Write down your classes and anything you need to get done for those classes and make sure that you keep it updated. On the cork side post up papers with important numbers, a map of campus, and other things you get. 
  • SIGN UP FOR ACTIVITIES (ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE ON A SMALL CAMPUS) otherwise you’re not going to have a fun experience. Even if it’s just something you THINK you may have a slight interest in, try it! 
  • Go to one or two sporting events, just for the hell of it
  • Put important dates in your phone calendar or even a planner. Somewhere you will be reminded of them. Times and dates are critical. 
  • Eat. and eat well. 
  • Use chegg, upper classmen, or other resources for textbooks before you buy them. Campus bookstores are astronomically expensive and it can be a lot cheaper going somewhere else. I use Chegg and they also send you free tide pods, coffee samples, etc. 
  • Bring medicine that you’ve used in the last two years, even if you haven’t used it in a while just to be safe. 
  • If you’re gonna do laundry on the weekends Friday and Saturday nights OR Sunday mornings are prime time. Be prepared for staying up late or getting up early to do laundry 
  • PUT. A TIMER. ON. YOUR. LAUNDRY. Seriously, when you have to share a laundry room there is nothing more annoying than someone who won’t move their laundry out for other people. 
  • On a related note DO NOT THROW OTHER PEOPLE’S LAUNDRY ON THE FLOOR. Fold it up, leave it on the dryers or w/e with a little note. Don’t be an asshole. 
  • Keep extra pads and tampons around everywhere you go. Help yourself and/or ya menstruating friends out. 
  • Bring a phone/laptop charger with you throughout the day. I know I personally have some long breaks between my classes where I do homework and w/e
  • Use Google docs for your assignments, or other programs that back up your work to the cloud. My laptop broke halfway through the semester and the only thing that saved me was Google Docs because my school uses gmail
  • Download Groupme. Right now. Do it. It’s a great way to create group chats, keep them in one place, and keep them backed up somewhere, you’re gonna have some for group projects, your dorm, any programs, etc. 
  • Bring a three hole punch, scissors, glue, tape, notecards, and binders. Also get pocketed folders for any important research papers you may need to turn in. 
  • ALSO DRY ERASE MARKERS ARE A LIFE SAVER. bring them around for studying in empty classrooms it’s v helpful
  • COLOR CODE YOUR BINDERS/NOTE BOOKS/STICKY NOTES. Your binder for one class and all its accessories should be one colors. Color organize your notes. (If you’re colorblind, use patterns or something simple for you.) 
  • Try typing up your notes after classes, save them to your laptop and whatever online thing you use. Sometimes you’ll need your notes and you either won’t have your notebook, laptop, or both and it can be very important to keep your notes accessible. 
  • Make use of tutoring services or other students/friends that are good in your classes. C’s get degrees and if people can help you understand it better then WOO
  • Try not to miss too many classes, but if you do make sure you contact your professors about it (or someone in that class.) 
  • Sleep is v important, but can also be too good so set alarms at least a half hour before your classes to get ready and go. 

Take deep breaths. Make friends. Take no shit, do no harm

((These are based off of my personal experiences, feel free to add on if you think of something))

anonymous asked:

Anon who sent the Batman Musical ask! That was amazing! I laughed so much, and now I can just picture Jason singing/humming the songs on patrol and getting Steph to join in with him

  • there was a nightwing song. it referenced nightwing’s butt at least five times; three of them were puns. dick loves it. he sings it all the time, completely without shame.
    • damian is disgusted
    • why is grayson Like This
  • there was a robin song which was quite good
  • there was also a robin and batgirl song
    • jason and steph take to singing that one if they go on patrol together (or sometimes steph and cass sing it together)
    • there’s a line that goes something like “robin and batgirl here to stop this crime!!” which is perfect for jason and steph and it’s the main thing that they sing to announce their presence to the baddies
    • the best part is that they can switch out red hood and spoiler with it if they want (bc same syllable count), or they can keep it as is because they’re robin and batgirl, or steph can lay claim to robin and jason sings batgirl’s part while they’re kicking ass
    • it’s great
  • the best of adam west batman was there in the musical. and by that i mean there was a whole bunch of “gee willikers batman!” and “holy _____, batman!!”
    • did a tiny dick grayson actually say these things when he was robin? does gotham have an incredibly long memory when it comes to its vigilantes? or did the creators of the musical make it up wholesale as an added bit of humor
    • probably a bit of both honestly
    • the many and varied signs everywhere around the stage are just to be funny, though
  • the family ends up in a kind of competition to see how many quotes they can slip in before bruce notices and makes them stop
    • this game is different from the quote-off/singing competition that they also start to regularly involve themselves in with the rest of their siblings. in this game you get points for how many/most obvious/most obscure quotes/if you can make song lyrics sound like regular speech when talking to batman
    • bruce knows way too many song lyrics/quotes from this musical now
    • he’s so tired
  • a few weeks after the musical premiered, a video shows up on the internet, completely untraceable in the way that means oracle was involved somehow. 
    • in it, the person holding the camera is sneaking up on nightwing and batman. once you get close enough to hear them, it’s easy to see that nightwing is just quoting bits and pieces of the batman musical to batman’s face
    • finally, nightwing says a quote that, in the musical, has a direct response from batman. nightwing looks like he’s gearing up to finish the line and then carry on, but batman turns to him and–
    • he says the next line
    • nightwing nearly falls off the roof
    • “oh shit,” whoever’s holding the camera says, laughing so hard that they fumble their phone and the picture goes shaky
    • by the time it’s steady again, batman has turned to Look at the person with the camera
    • “hood, don’t even think about–” he starts
    • “too late!” red hood says, still laughing, and he takes off running. 
    • the last thing that the viewers can see is a glimpse of the night sky and a vigilante over hood’s shoulder as batman follows him

hello my friends! in a moment of inspiration (aka me not wanting to write another paragraph for my essay), i have decided to make a post of tips! and hopefully it’s helpful to some of you :0 some of these are common and worth repeating, whereas others i haven’t seen? and are hopefully useful


disclaimer: i’ve only been in uni for one semester and everyone is different so if some of these don’t work for you then that is a-okay! also i don’t know much myself so feel free to comment/add as you please


YOUR LIVING SPACE

  • there will be a day where you need a Very Small Thing (socks, necklace, That One Homework Assignment, a paperclip, an earring) and you won’t be able to find it
    • how do you avoid this? easy. stay organized
  • have pillows/blankets if you can. they’re nice to sit on if your desk chair is hard and wooden. also you can be cozy and turn yourself into a burrito if it’s cold, 10/10 would recommend
  • be nice to your roommates and/or suitemates if you have any
  • on that note, set rules right away
    • possible things to consider when making room rules:
      • whether or not you’re okay w having alcohol/substances in the room
      • if you wanna know when your roommate’s friends are hanging out in the room (i personally have to mentally prepare myself to walk into my room and see 8 people hanging out)
      • if visitors are allowed to sleep over, and if so, how many days in advance do you wanna know
      • snack policy. shared? individual? ask before you eat?
      • what time is “quiet time”
      • if you’re gonna sleep and i have hw, is it okay if i stay in the room or is that distracting?
      • who takes out the trash/cleans the bathroom/vacuums (switch off every week? one person does each thing? do it if you see it needs to be done?)
    • sometimes you will have to compromise and that’s okay

FOOD

  • eat. eat 3 meals. eat 4 if you want. just please please eat
  • don’t skip meals. it’s not healthy and you should treat your body nicely bc it’s the only one you have
  • get a water bottle and bring it with you to class
  • have snacks. have ones that come in little containers or smaller packets. put them in your backpack. pull those bad boys out when it’s 3pm and you still have 2 more classes and you need a little pick-me-up
    • fruit is good. apples, oranges, bananas, plums, etc.
  • my food tag has lots of easy things to make
    • or just google “easy college food” and you’ll find stuff too
  • freshman fifteen doesn’t have to be a thing if you are mindful of what you’re eating and how much you’re exercising and all of that
    • also a little weight never hurt anybody so calm down and be nice to yourself and know that it’s okay

CLASSES

  • i don’t ever skip class. maybe you will have an easy class and you will want to skip it. it’s up to you.
    • however, you will not be able to skip class all semester and teach yourself everything about an unfamiliar subject
  • make friends in your classes. text them. eat lunch with them once in a while so they know who you are when it’s halfway through the semester and you’re sick and miss two lectures and need their notes
  • know when the tests are. study for them. even if it’s a subject you know well, study anyway and get a 100%
  • sometimes professors change exam dates. or they assign extra homework.
    •  they might post it online or email you or something
    • or they might announce it in class. and if you’re not in class then you won’t know. so maybe go to class
  • stay on the cautious side your first semester. don’t overwhelm yourself with 5 difficult courses. after that, tailor your schedule times and difficulty to suit you

HOMEWORK

  • do it, and do it asap
  • i’m not kidding, it will save you so much trouble later on
  • start studying for tests at least a week in advance
  • prioritize things. yeah that discussion post is really interesting but if your professor just checks it for participation, then maybe spend less time on that and instead prioritize the project that’s 20% of your grade
  • if a prof’s office hours don’t work then email them, usually they’re nice and will find a time that works for both of you
  • i’m not kidding you should really do your hw asap

EXTRACURRICULARS

  • stick with what you like. stop what you don’t like.
  • go to club meetings, they’re usually not longer than like an hour (mine are only 30mins) and the club heads will notice you and appreciate you
  • it’s a nice way to meet people who are interested in similar things 

SOCIAL LIFE

  • ask people to eat lunch with you. 90% of the time they will say yes.
    • the other 10%, they either already ate or are in class, but they would if they could. don’t take it personally if they’re busy
    • seriously ask people to eat with you. it’s a nice way to get to know people
  • do things off-campus once in a while. go to museums, the beach, shopping, laser tag, escape rooms, etc
  • do things on-campus too. there are usually cool events and sometimes they end up being a lot of fun
  •  don’t go to parties if you don’t want to. it’s okay.
    • don’t drink if you don’t want to. seriously. it’s okay. people will understand. and if they don’t, then they’re not a good friend

OTHER TIDBITS

  • if you live close to home, visit your family, but also spend time with people/friends. they want to get to know you
  • if you live far from home, hang out with your friends, but also take time to call your family (+ pets) and update them on your life. they miss you
  • have some cash on you if you can. i keep ~$20 on me
  • things get stolen on campus. don’t leave your stuff lying around. bring your backpack into the bathroom if you need to
  • get a stapler. professors like it when you staple things
  • headphones/earbuds. you will use them at some point
  • find time to read for fun, it’s a nice way to get away from screens and think about something else

AND THAT’S A WRAP!!
Good luck, all! My ask is always open c:
~Aisa

Sometimes hope is a thing with feathers
And sometimes hope is a thing with a snow covered snoot

Silver Lining| Min Yoongi

Life has its hardships especially being fresh out of college luckily you have a gummy smiled friend to help you with your struggles. You managed getting a shabby apartment with a shared bedroom and when worst comes ends up having to share a cold shower as the warm water is shut off. Things arent going so pleasant as the electricity follows off too but the most treacherous of all, you being able to face what your feelings might actually hold. But your just friends right?

Originally posted by bullet-proof-girlscouts

Warning: Smut, cursing, stuff, Best friend Yoongi!, So much friendly bickering like damn just fuck already

Genre: Smut and fluff

Word count: 13.2K Got a little carried away..

A/N: A wild update appears. Okay this damn comeback needs to back the fuck up. Yoongi looks like a meal and bighit is now becoming a jin stan everything it beautiful. School sucks thats the main reason my updates are late as hell. also i found this promt on pintrest but switched some shit. ALSO i am supposed to be doing homework but needed to update please pray for my grades. ALso my teacher was talking about college and im not even a senior so you need to calm the fuck down with that damn word. Okay im done

Oh and you know i had to get a blue hair yoongi on the screen.


Having a longing companion was a necessity to a longing life. Having someone to share the necessitates you were used to sharing alone. The feeling of having another comforting body against your side defeating the odds always seemed appealing. It was often rare for something to come along like so. You would rather find a needle in a hay stack then finding something as extraordinary as other couples demonstrate so. It was never an easy task to accomplish as everyone seeks for so, making your chances limited.

I soon accepted this fate and decided on second best, another companion that seemingly resembled the same. A best friend was well suited for my need, as they held the same traits but still remained rather different. A significant other held the qualities of love and romance as a best friend held the traits of honesty loyalty and bundles of fun. No argumentative sides or going a long period without talking as being away from the seemed like the end of your whole soul. I needed someone to rely on and cherish without that sexual desire yet it seemed almost impossible to find. I was hovering over ever possibility i could get, still lost in the endless hay stack.

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anonymous asked:

hey are you into vulture culture like bones and pelts at all? I think you could do some really cool skull related art

Yeah! I keep a collection of natural stuff that I find interesting, especially mammal skulls. Here’s some pics of it from one of my rooms in college

(I think the skulls I had here were a timber wolf, coyotes, red fox, black bear, lynx, raccoon, badger, beaver, and muskrat?)

as u can imagine, having a room full of animal skulls made me the hottest thing on campus and everyone wanted to hang out with me, always

anonymous asked:

Ooooh shance and “quick my ex is coming pretend to be my boyfriend” leading to “whoops this was a bad idea bc we’re both in pining hell”. Only if you want to, of course! And just wanted to say your writing is amazing <3

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Matt’s house parties are a thing of campus legend. Normally, Shiro stays away—often crashing in the quiet sanctity of Allura’s guest bedroom—but that night, Matt pressed a beer bottle into Shiro’s hand, grinned, and said, “You’re gonna want to stay.”

Four beers and a handful of pretzels later, the house is packed. Shiro has a gentle buzz going on as he wanders in slow circuits around the main floor. The edges of his world are soft. He is removed from the thumping music and tight circles of half-shouted conversation, but it doesn’t make him feel excluded or anxious. He just sips his beer until it’s gone, then goes into the kitchen to get another.

Shiro is popping the cap with his prosthesis—a trick he learned as a freshman—when someone grabs his left arm.

Startled, Shiro swears, “What the fu—”

“Hey,” the same someone interrupts. “Sorry to uhh—sorry to do this so suddenly, but I need you to pretend to be my boyfriend for a hot second. A really, really hot second. A scorching second. Think surface of the sun times ten.”

Shiro meets a pair of familiar blue eyes as the cap on his beer bottle clatters onto the cheap laminate countertop. It’s Lance, Keith’s roommate, the undergrad that Shiro has been secretly crushing on since fall.

“What?” Shiro asks. Not only is his vague inebriation making the edges of his brain fuzzy, but he’s having a hard time focusing on anything except the full press of Lance’s chest against his tricep. “Sorry, I'm… what?”

“My ex,” Lance elaborates as he glances over his shoulder. Shiro follows his gaze, but there are too many people for Shiro to determine who Lance is referring to. “Well—sorta my ex, if you call a couple bad dinners and some texting dates, which I don’t, but he did and I lied and told him I had a new boyfriend so he would get a hint and he’s here and I don’t actually have a new boyfriend so I was wondering if you could—if you could pretend? For a second?”

Lance’s words come out of his mouth so quickly that Shiro is amazed that he caught the majority of them.

“So?” Lance bites his lip, the edges of his white teeth worrying the pink skin red. “Will you?”

“Uhh, yeah,” Shiro says. “Yeah, I can do that.”

Shiro’s tongue feels fat and stupid inside his mouth. He realizes, in a distant part of his mind, that he sounds less excited at the prospect than he would be if he were completely sober. Luckily, Lance doesn’t seem to mind, because his anxious moue turns into a brilliant smile the moment Shiro accepts his proposition.

“You’re seriously the best,” Lance says. Then, after another darting look into the throng of party-goers, he adds, “Please don’t hate me for this.”

“Hate you for what?”

“This.”

Lance kisses him. His mouth is yielding and warm, and his long fingers are gentle against Shiro’s jaw. Shiro falters for a heartbeat, surprised. His lack of a reaction lessens Lance’s confidence and he begins to move away. It’s supposed to be pretend, Shiro knows, but the thought of not being able to kiss Lance back is absolutely unacceptable.

Shiro sets his bottle harder than he intends. Beer sloshes onto the counter. He doesn’t care. He turns towards Lance and pulls their bodies together: chest to chest, hip to hip, thigh to thigh. Lance chokes, a beautiful, needy sound. A wave of possessiveness floods hotly through Shiro’s veins. He wraps an arm around Lance’s slender waist, fingers digging in, and runs his begging tongue against the closed seam of Lance’s mouth.

Lance shudders—

Anchors his hands on Shiro’s broad shoulders—

And opens.

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They make out against the kitchen counter for longer than is necessary to convince Lance’s ex that they’re dating. Indeed, the entire house probably thinks they’re dating by the time they pull apart and laugh breathlessly against each other’s skin.

“Wow.” Lance gasps as his fingers steadily scratch at the base of Shiro’s skull. “Wow, Shiro, that was—that was really nice.”

“Yeah,” Shiro agrees.

“Thank you for—uhh—thanks for helping me out there.” Lance’s flush deepens and his voice gets smaller. “I’m sorry I jumped you like that.”

“Don’t be.”

Their eyes meet. The deep, unwavering blue of Lance’s irises was one of the first things Shiro noticed about him, after his bare chest and sharp hipbones.

(“He likes to wander around half-naked,” Keith grumbled as he and Shiro made their way to the campus cafeteria. “I’ve told him like, ten times since we moved in to put a freaking shirt on.”)

“Really?” Lance asks. “Because—Shiro, I’m not gonna lie, I’ve had a massive crush on you since—well, since I laid eyes on you, and you’re probably the best kisser on the planet. Not that I’m biased or anything. But you gotta—look, if this isn't—if you, uhh, don’t want me to think this is more than what it is, you’re gonna have to tell me right now.”

“Or?”

Lance bites his lip again. He’s hesitant, Shiro can tell, but neither of them have moved more than a few inches since their long kiss ended.

“Or you’re going to have a real boyfriend instead of a pretend one,” Lance says.

Shiro smiles. Tightens his hold on Lance’s waist. Whispers, “I’d like that,” and tilts his face back towards Lance’s for another kiss.

This time, they meet halfway.

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