candle burning at both ends

side effects of going solo:

  • having to be the cute one
  • having to also be the sulky one. but its hard, because you’re also the cute one and there’s nothing really cute about being sulky.
  • having to be the dangerous one. but that’s hard, because you’re already cute and sulky and people aren’t really scared of sad little cutie pies.
  • having to be the talented one. but all this time you’ve spent trying to balance cute, sulky, and dangerous has really eaten up your schedule, and well - it makes it hard to refine your talents.
  • having to be the fun one. but you’ve kind of been burning the candle at both ends being cute, sulky, dangerous and talented, so let’s face it - you’re not necessarily a joy to be around.
  • getting to take up the entire album cover with just a picture of you in a bubble bath, which is something you’ve been pitching unsuccessfully to the band for years.

side effects of being secretly good at juggling:

  • waiting patiently for someone to mention juggling in a conversation
  • no one ever mentions juggling
  • starting a solo career to increase your media exposure for the sole purpose of increasing the odds that someone will ask you about juggling
  • still nothing. all they ever want to talk about is your music and your love life. dammit.
  • wishing with your entire heart that a crowd of people would somehow start yelling for you to juggle
  • juggling
the raven cycle as john mulaney quotes
  • blue: i think emily dickinson is a lesbian
  • gansey: i listen to everything my girlfriend says. i don't mean she bosses me around. i just listen to everything she says because, before i had a girlfriend, i never had someone who's always standing next to me who can just point out obvious things that are happening.
  • adam: i dont look older, i just look worse i think. honestly, when im walking down the street no ones every like "hey! look at that man!" i think theyre just like "woah, that tall child looks terrible! get some rest, tall child! you cant keep burning the candle at both ends!"
  • ronan: ill keep all my emotions right here and then one day ill die
  • noah: i am very small, and i have no money. so you can imagine the kind of stress that i am under
  • henry: i guess someone said something like "something something police." and in a brilliant moment of word association i yelled “fuck da police!” and everyone else joined in. a hundred drunk white children yelling fuck da police

A quick Clexa AU fic list as requested by anon

This is rather chaotic as I’ve put it together real quick and I’ve plenty favorites - I might add more as I remember or as I go through my reading (some are finished, some are on-going). For now though …

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Night Walks - Part 1

Summary: You like to take late night walks to de-stress, you meeet a stranger named Bucky who does the same.

Prompt(s): Okay I’m combining two: pandarosita: 93 and 94… but Reader being upset rather than Bucky? and an anon request for 64.

93.“I’m telling you. I’m haunted.”
94. “I had a bad dream again.”
Bonus: 64 “Here, take my blanket.”

Warnings: angsty reader

Word Count: 3093

Author’s Note: Ah fuck. I sort of hate this but I just need to post it to get it out of my head, so here you go. Enjoy the angst. I’ll post part 2 tonight when I get to my next hotel. 

Side note, please do not interpret this as me advising taking careless late night walks. Be safe, know your surroundings if you must.

Originally posted by sssmcdlove

You’d always been a night owl, preferring the quiet dark when everyone was asleep over the busy days in too small a home with too many people. You liked the calm stillness that fell at night when everything finally just… stopped.

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You’re hanging around here trying to make yourself invisible behind that fragile little fuck up routine. But you can’t. You’re anything but invisible. You’re big. And you’re sort of this really great mess, a candle burning at both ends.

Birdman (2014)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu

tiredness/sleep related sentence starters

1. “You look tired.” 

2. “I’m so tired.” 

3. “I haven’t slept in days.” 

4. “I’m so exhausted, but I can’t sleep.” 

5. “Maybe you should go take a nap?” 

6. “What does a person have to do to get a little sleep around here?” 

7. “You need to sleep.” 

8. “Why am I so tired? I get plenty of sleep.” 

9. “I can’t sleep until I finish this project.” 

10. “Maybe you wouldn’t be so tired if you didn’t burn the candle at both ends.” 

11. “You can’t fool me. I see the rings under your eyes, and the way you yawn. You’re exhausted.” 

12. “I want to take a nap, but I just can’t sleep during the day.” 

13. “Here, try this. Maybe it’ll help you sleep.”   

14. “It’s late. Why aren’t you asleep?” 

15. “Don’t fall asleep.” 

16. “Are you tired? I’m tired.” 

17. “I told you, I’m not tired.” 

18. “Did I fall asleep?” 

19. “Why are you sleeping in/out/up/down here, instead of in your bed?” 

20. “You passed out from exhaustion.”  

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Summary: Y/N finds herself insanely stressed with life at the moment. Between working on hunts and taking some local core classes, she finally has a break down. Lucky for her Dean is always there to make things better, and help her relieve some of that said stress.

Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Reader

Pairing: Dean Winchester x Reader

Warnings: NSFW, intense stressful situations,some angst, mental break down, dry humping, smut

Word Count: 2,179

Request: This is a little stupid, but if you have time would you mind writing a Dean version of Stressed? If you can’t it’s ok.- @padfootserastartsnow

A/N: Thank @impala-dreamer for the beta read again you’re awesome. I like writing this stressed situation with Dean just to see how different Sam and Dean would react in situations like this. I hope y’all enjoy and feedback is always welcomed!

Originally posted by soluscheese

Your phone kept buzzing, your computer chimed, and your back was killing you. This was no way for a person to live their life. Even as a hunter, there was no way in hell you could take much more of this. You were taking lore classes at a local college, doing research, and you were still trying to hunt, all at the same time. Everything felt like it was crashing around you, it was all so overwhelming.

“Fuck this,” your leaned back in your chair in the library, “I can’t do this anymore.” Unshed tears threatened to escape your eyes as the words on the screen began to blur. You wanted to be strong, to bite this college stuff in the ass. You were a hunter, you’ve researched about stuff some people knew nothing about. But studying in the classes, worrying about MLA and APA formatting bullshit? Every ounce of your being was screaming at you to drop out and leave the normal life behind. You didn’t need to know all this useless information, that’s why hunters kept journals and relied on each other. At the same time however, you knew this was the right thing to do. “What the hell am I supposed to do?” The main door to the bunker opened with a sickening creak, followed by a slam. “What am I supposed to do!?” You screamed at the top of your lungs, flinging all your stuff off the table.

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As Usual

Fandom: WWE

Pairing: Baron Corbin/Unnamed OFC

Rating: Holy shit M.

AN: Business!Baron, what’s not to love? Tagging our usual suspects of @tox-moxley and @oraclegazes, as well as the head of the Baron’s Bitches Pack, @writergrrrl29 and but of course it would not be Thirst Party Saturday without our Steerforth, @hardcorewwetrash! Enjoy!

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How Much Sleep is Star Getting?

Okay, so this is going to sound really nitpicky, but if I don’t say this out loud, it’s going to bug me for the rest of Season 2.

Bon Bon’s séance happened at midnight

When “Raid the Castle” started, it was broad daylight, and it’s heavily implied that Star has been packing for said raid ever since the previous episode, since she wants to leave ASAP.

And when we cut to Star explaining what we already know to her parents, so that means the trip to Mewni and the explanation combined must have taken six hours minimum. And then-

Star goes and tries to write down EVERY SPELL SHE’S EVER LEARNED. That’s two nights of sleep wasted for a fourteen year old girl who’s not even allowed to eat sugar, let alone caffeine. Stop burning the candle at both ends, your majesty. That book’s not going to be written in one night.

Now I Know The Truth

3k of PB&J in a Soulmate AU

For the 14 Days of Love Fic-a-thon hosted by @softkent

Also on AO3

Despite the stories spun by Hollywood, every person had multiple soulmates. Every person was born with a phrase tattooed on their bodies. For centuries, people believed it to be the last words your soulmate (singular) would ever say to you. This inspired fear in most and lead to stories such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.

In the last five centuries, however, global travel revealed the existence of multiple soulmates for each person. Even more interesting, telecommunications proved that each soul mark is in fact much more nuanced than simply ‘last words’. The mark is meant to indicate the moment when everything changes. Sometimes that means hardships, separation, or death. But sometimes, the words can lead to something greater. If only the soulmates know how to navigate life and each other.

Bitty didn’t know about this technicality until he got to Samwell. Until Shitty and Lardo literally run into Camilla at Winter Screw and realize all three of their marks synch up. The phrase “1 in 4, maybe more” is very appropriate considering the high percentage of soulmates that meet multiple partners at Samwell.

He tries to be happy for them as they fall into each other. He ignores the way Ransom, Holster, March and April circle around each other, avoiding the moment when they realize they’ve been in a relationship forever. He rolls his eyes when Ollie and Wicks sneak behind the docks before games to kiss their boyfriend, a Chad, for good luck. But Bitty thinks it’s sweet nonetheless.

He isn’t even jealous when Chowder breaks up a fight between Nursey and Dex saying “I love you, but this has got to stop.” Which just so happens to be Nursey’s phrase. And much later when Dex tells Chowder “you mean more to me than a stupid fight.” He’s happy for them. Especially when they meet Farmer and she ticks off every one of their phrases by the time their Frog year is over.

He doesn’t believe it’s gonna happen for him. Not at Samwell at least. His phrase could be worse.

We’re a team is branded in small font on his wrist. It’s still customary to keep your phrase hidden from the public eye, so he wore wrist guards when it’s hot out and long sleeves at every other opportunity.

Bitty thinks that’s nebulous, but distinct enough that he’ll know it when he hears it. His words don’t come for quite some time. In the interim, he falls in love with Jack whose phrase is supposedly hidden somewhere near his torso. He doesn’t think much of it when he overhears Jack and Parse fighting during the Epikegster.

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I don’t look older, I just look worse, I think. Honestly, when I’m walking down the street, nobody’s like “Hey look at that man!”, I think they’re just like “Whoa! That tall child looks terrible! Get some rest tall child! You can’t keep burning the candle at both ends!”

john mulaney; feel free to use as an icon if that’s what delights you.

Simple Guide: How To Read Palms

For insight into your work life and how you present yourself to the world, focus on your dominant hand. To examine personal relationships, dreams, and emotional struggles, look at the other hand. Having trouble making out the lines? Cup your hand slightly under a bright lamp. Keep in mind: According to hand analysts, a less prominent line reflects an area of life that may need work, while a deeper one signals that the characteristic related to that line is strong and fully developed.

1. The Life Line

Contrary to popular belief, the life line does not show how long someone is going to live. Instead, it tells you about your subject’s quality of life. A long, deep life line is a sign that things are good: you have health and energy. A short, deep line means the subject has the ability to overcome physical problems. A faint life line suggests a lack of energy and adventure, while a complete absence of a life line suggests that the subject is struggling with anxiety.

Breaks in the life line are indicative of past traumas or major losses. A moderate amount of breaks could be a sign of someone “burning the candle at both ends.” In this case, it’s a good idea to actively seek better rest at night and pay more attention to your self care.

2. The Head Line

The head line, which stretches across the palm diagonally, indicates a subject’s psychological makeup, intellectual development, and intuitive abilities. Packard explains that a long head line that stretches across the palm can be an indicator that one thinks too much about things, overanalyzing problems again and again, while a short head line(stopping at the center of the palm) suggests that one is a quick thinker who doesn’t hesitate. 

A short head line can indicate that one moves too quickly, making decisions without fully sorting out their implications. A curved headline is a sign that someone is romantic, creative, idealistic, and tending to trust in intuition. A broken head line, in contrast, suggests one is suffering from nervousness and mental exhaustion.

3. The Heart Line

Crossing above the head line, the heart line gives insight into a subject’s emotions. A long, straight heart line indicates that someone is a rational and considerate person; a long heart line that arcs upward, in contrast, suggests that a person is openly and unapologetically driven by his or her passions and desires.

 A short, straight heart line suggests that someone isn’t particularly driven by thoughts of romance, and that a short line running parallel to the head line is a marker of emotional stability. A curve, or lack of curve, in the heart line makes all the difference,  curvy line people are those that outwardly express their emotions easily, and are willing to initiate those heart to heart discussions. The folks with a straight line are more comfortable working things out in their own mind on their own time.

4. Fate Line

The fate line is tied to one’s life path, an indication of obstacles that may be faced, educational and occupational choices, accomplishments and how content an individual is with his life. The fate line also tells us about duty and responsibility. Here we can trace major events that happen through the individual’s working life.

5. The Apollo Line, or Sun Line

This line, which runs vertically down the side of the palm, is an indicator of success, a sign that someone is creative, self confident, and extremely capable of following through on a plan of action. They emphasize that lacking this line does not reflect one’s success or lack thereof (so if you don’t have one, don’t worry.)

6. The Mercury Line, Health Line, or Intuition line

The Mercury line often starts at the center of the base of the palm and works its way outward and upward toward the pinkie. It is tied to health. Winter explains that its very presence can show someone with refined communication skills, and someone who is more conscious of their health. 

If the line is broken it can be an indication of possible illness or those illnesses that have come and gone.

anonymous asked:

20. “I’ll protect you no matter what… even if it kills me” Bucky&Steve&Tony?

“Tony. Hey. Wake up. ”

The feel of a hand on his shoulder, shaking him gently, brought Tony back to consciousness. Upon opening his eyes, he took one look at the paperwork in front of him and immediately wished he could pass back out.


Like magic, a cup of coffee appeared in front of him. Tony seized it and drank greedily; he burned off half his tastebuds, but it was worth it. He swore he could feel the caffeine hitting his system already, forcing his sluggish brain to work.

“You’re burning the candle at both ends,” Bucky - the source of the coffee and therefore Tony’s favorite at the moment - said, taking a seat across from him. Steve sat down too.

Tony’s eyes flicked back and forth between them as he drank. This felt like an intervention.

“It doesn’t seem like you’ve been taking very good care of yourself,” said Steve carefully.

Yup. Intervention. Called it.

“As soon as the courts agree to back off, I’ll sleep for a month,” Tony said lightly.

Bucky looked startled. “Wait. This is ‘cause of me?”

“Some of it is,” Tony said. He glanced at Steve with a meaningful look and was gratified when Steve flushed.

“Wait, that’s not - you don’t have to -”

“Shut it, Barnes,” Tony muttered. “Yeah, I do. I’ll protect you no matter what, even if it kills me.” And at this rate it just might, though he wouldn’t share that tidbit.

“But… why?!”

Tony sighed. “A better person would do it because it was the right thing to do,” he said, pushing his chair back and gathering his papers together. He swept them all into his briefcase, figuring he’d sort the mess out later.

“And you?” Steve asked, because of course he’d see where Tony was going with that. Bucky elbowed him, but it was too late.

“You killed my dad.”

Bucky froze. “What?”

Tony turned away so he wouldn’t have to look at them. “You killed my mom, which I hate you for, but you also killed Howard. Thanks to you, I never had to see him again. So I’m doing you a favor in return.”

“Tony…” Steve sounded appalled.

“I don’t need to explain myself to you,” Tony replied, walking towards the door. He’d said his piece. He was sure it would just make Steve think worse of him, but Tony didn’t care.

He’d spent most of his childhood wishing Captain America, Bucky Barnes and the Howling Commandos would save him. He’d just never imagined it would end up like this.