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(inspired by my earlier post)

Anyone who knew Jack Zimmermann would laugh at the idea of him even being able to remember the login for his Twitter account.

No one, not even his parents, would ever suspect that he checked his feed every single morning.

Jack didn’t care much for social media; he was too private a person to ever want the world to know where he was or what he was eating at any given moment. In fact, he only followed three accounts: his mother’s, the official Falconers’, and that of Li’l Dicky’s Southern Comforts. The latter was the only one he actually cared about.

See, Jack Zimmermann had a deep, dark secret – he was in love with the mini apple pies that were sold daily at Li’l Dicky’s. It was the only dessert he ever indulged in on a regular basis, and said indulgences were a secret he would take to his grave.

Every morning, Li’l Dicky’s posted their location for the day. Jack knew the general schedule by heart at this point, but some days the truck switched things up, due to weather or construction or event catering, and Twitter was the only way for Jack to know if he would be able to get his apple pie fix.

It didn’t hurt that Eric Bittle, the owner of Li’l Dicky’s, smiled at Jack like the sun shined out of his ass every time he came by. But really, it was the pies Jack couldn’t enough of. Mostly. Probably.

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This is my first ever ‘What’s in my school bag’ post and my last because I am going to graduate in a few months. I decided not to renew all my school supplies. It wouldn’t make sense since I approximately only have 3 months of school left and then exams start.


*some items may be non vegan and from non cruelty free brands. I’m transitioning and still have stuff I bought a year or longer ago. I’m using them up since throwing them away would be a waste*

  1. BAGS I have 2 bags for school. I use the black one from H&M when I do not have to carry a lot of stuff and my Kanken when I have to bring heavy text books.
  2. PLANNER  I decided not to buy a new planner because - like I mentioned before- I only have 3 months left and it would be a waste of paper. I am going to use my Bullet Journal instead.
  3. BOOK I always bring something to read because sometimes i have some spare time during the day.
  4. GUM I keep them in this little tin box from Nanu Nana
  5. Formulary I always have this with me. It is very handy especially if you want to look up a formula you’ve already forgotten about.
  6. TISSUES I never leave the house without them. NEVER. I usually put 3 packs of them in my bag. 
  8. WATER
  9. UMBRELLA I ALWAYS carry an umbrella with me. In the winter and summer time.
  12. LINT ROLLER I usually only wear dark/black clothing and every cat owner knows the struggle with cat hairs. I ALWAYS have cat hair on my clothes no matter how much I use the roller. The struggle is real.
  13. COIN PURSE Recently I started taking some change with me because I often have no time to make breakfast. And sometimes,out of the blue, teachers decide to collect money for copies.
  14. FOLDERS I have a folder for every subject because I use loose paper instead of exercise books
  15. BINDER Every year I costumize a binder or folder where I keep my paper in. 


  1. permanent marker
  2. white out
  3. black pen
  4. a black pen for transparent sheets (don’t know if there is word for them in Engish)
  5. black gel pens 
  6. fountain pen by Pelikan
  7. ruler from Nanu Nana
  8. 3 regular pencils and a mechanical one by BiC
  9. 1 fineliner (orange) and 2 felt tips (black and red) by Stabilo
  10. glue stick
  11. lead 
  12. USB
  13. chap stick by Bee Natural in the flavour pomegranate
  14. black ink
  15. I forgot to label this: a -of course- black eraser


  1. highlighters pastel (Faber Castell) neon (Pelikan)
  2. flashcards
  3. paint brush art is one of my main subjects and I always have a paint brush with me because those in school are of bad quality and I really dislike using them. And I never know when I will be needing one.
  4. protractor


  1. pads and tampons ALWAYS carry either one of them with you even if you are not on your period. I saved the lives of my friends multiple times. Your friends (and you) will be thankful.
  2.   valerian-, carsickness tablets & painkillers
  3. bobby pins
  4. mini comb
  5. hand sanitizer
  6. scrunchie
  7. I accidentally labelled the handsanitizer twice. Oops
  8. mouthwash
  9. forgot this number completely  sorry😅
  10. oil control sheets
  11. powder
  12. concealer
  13. Victoria’s Secret bodyspray in Coconut Passion 
  14. lipliner by Essence in the color 05 Soft Berry

Lastly I wanted to talk about my binder/folder. I printed pics out (hooray for shitty printers) and glued them to my folder.(obviously) I keep loose checkered and lined paper in there, sheet protectors in which I put my notes in afterwards. I also made this DIY where I put paper in sheet protectors for note taking. I don’t know about you guys but I hate having to erase all the pencil from  my notes when I  rewrite them. With this method I can  rewrite my notes without all that erasing.

This turned out to be a long post but I hope this is helpful for those who want some inspo or do not know what to pack in their bags. And I hope this is enjoyable for those who like posts like this.

Because I was starving after not eating for two days and my dorm neighbor gave me her taco:

Nico hadn’t realized he was hungry until his sister had started a video chat with him and chided him for not eating.

“What do you want me to do, I’m not hungry,” he protested.

“You’ll get sick if you don’t eat, Nico.” She moved her phone and the image blurred for a moment before refocusing. “What’d you eat yesterday?”

“Just a salad. Didn’t feel too good after.” Bianca gave him a reprimanding look and he shrugged. “My stomach has been weird.”

“You’re just homesick. It happened to me too.” He raised an eyebrow. “Okay, I have to go to the store. Meanwhile, you need to go find something to eat, okay?”

“Sure. The café had these little sandwiches earlier. I’ll get one of those since the cafeteria is closed.”

“I want a picture of you eating!” she said. “Okay, love you, bye!”

“Bye,” he answered. He hung up the video call and slumped into his bed. His stomach was still burning from the salad the night before. Maybe Bianca was right. It was just him being homesick. And nervous.

This was the first time he was completely on his own. He was hours away from home, in a city he didn’t know, with no relatives. It was terrifying. He missed his sisters. He missed his own bed, his own room- which Hazel had immediately claimed when they got back. She sent a picture.

Heaving a sigh, he got off his bed and left the dorm. His roommate was gone, so he locked it before going to the elevator down the hall to get down to the third floor. Over the last two days, he’d gotten used to the campus layout. Thankfully, the café and cafeteria were close to his dorm hall.

He crossed the street and walked under the shaded breezeway that led to the doors of the café on the left side and to the doors of the bookstore on the right. He went into the café which was loud with chatter of people who had already made friends, the mellow rock blaring through the speakers, and the blenders making coffees for customers.

To his disappointment there were no sandwiches, and he had actually hoped to get one. They looked pretty good. Still, his hopes didn’t make any new ones appear in the glass door fridge. The cafeteria was closed and he wasn’t sure where the other dining hall was at or if it was even open. He stood in line and asked the barista if they would restock the sandwiches soon.

Sadly, they wouldn’t until the next day when classes started. He thanked her and went back to his dorm, suddenly hungry. His stomach was growling. As he went back up the elevator, he figured he could either check online to see if anyone knew when the other dining hall would open or suck it up and eat a granola bar.

He went into his room and got on the university’s media page to ask. Surprisingly he was answered quickly- they don’t open until tomorrow.

He cursed under his breath and sighed.

Then he heard a few laughing voices outside his dorm. Nico wasn’t a person who socialized easily, but he figured it’d be better for him to force himself rather than starve for the rest of the day.

Steeling himself, he walked over to the door, took a breath and looked out. There were three guys walking down the hall with smiles on their faces, obviously already friends.

“Um, hi,” Nico said. Three pairs of eyes flickered to him, two dark, one a startling blue. Nico cleared his throat and managed a terse smile. “Do you guys happen to know where I could get food nearby?”

“Oh we just came from eating,” one said. He had cornrows, dark skin, dark jeans, and a shirt with Kenny G on it. “Do you have a car? We could-” Nico shook his head, causing him to trail off.

“Well, there’s a café nearby in the Rag Center,” another said. He had a Brazilian flag bandana tied on his wrist, long, straight, glossy black hair and a tank top with shorts. There were two jagged pale marks on his shoulders, but Nico quickly looked away.

“Um, yeah I tried that, they don’t have any solid food right now.” He chuckled nervously. “I was just hungry, and apparently none of the dining halls are open.”

“Well, we were just getting used to the layout of the city,” the last one said. He had a slight drawl in his voice that suggested he was from the south. It was subtle and pleasant. He was blond and wore khaki shorts with a House of Blues shirt. “There’s a small coffee shop near the East hall but it’s a bit of a walk.” Nico nodded, unable to find words with those blue eyes looking right at him. The more he looked the more he noticed.

The freckles splattered on his face, the way one corner of his mouth seemed to curl up in a half smile, the fullness of his lips, the raspy undertone to his voice. “Oh, I’ve got a taco,” he recalled suddenly. “Can I see the bag, Austin?”

The boy with the Kenny G shirt handed over a large paper shopping bag filled with miscellaneous things for the dorms. The blond looked inside and pulled out a taco wrapped in red checkered papers. “I got it from the café earlier. Do you want it?”

“Uh, y-yeah. I’m starving.” The blond smiled and handed it over, causing Nico to blush slightly.

“I’m Will,” he said, extending a hand. Nico shook it and smiled.


“I’m Austin,” the boy with the dreads said.

“I’m Paolo,” the one with the bandana said. “Nice to meet you.”

“Nice to meet you guys,” he nodded.

“We’re all roommates here in this dorm right across from you,” Will said.

“Oh, okay. Wow. My roommate isn’t here.” He chuckled. “Um, but thank you. Thank you so much, really.”

“No problem,” Will smiled. The other two went inside and Nico figured he should too. But before he could take a step back, Will took one forward. “Oh, hey, there’s a mandatory hall meeting later today. At seven.”

“Yeah I saw the signs,” he answered, feeling his hands begin to shake.

“Well, I guess I’ll see you there then.”

Nico nodded and smiled nervously. “Thanks. For the uh taco.”

Will chuckled and rubbed his neck. “If you ever want to check the city out or… uh, if you want someone to go eat with, just…. You know.” He gestured to his door.

“Oh. Oh! Yeah, sure! That’d be nice.” Nico bit his lip. “Thanks. Uh, I’ve said that a lot. Um… yeah, I’ll let you know….”

“Okay, cool,” Will smiled. “Um, bye.” Nico nodded and ducked back into his dorm as Will went into his own.

anonymous asked:

Hello there! Could you share some modern au Marco headcanons? (Preferably college ones too please!) Thank you!

  • Marco is the oldest of four kids, and is therefore a very caring, protective person. He’s the mom/dad friend of the group by default, as it’s just engrained in his DNA to always take head counts and make sure everyone’s happy and taken care of. He’s also the first in his family to do everything (to go to school, to drive a car, to graduate, to go away to college, etc.)
  • He does get pretty homesick during the first few months of college, because he’s super close with his family. And they miss him so much, and aren’t afraid to let him know that (not in a bad way, of course, they’re happy for him. But they just miss him a lot!) 
  • He’s a peacemaker, and knows how to resolve almost any conflict. That’s one reason people tell him he should be an RA. And that’s part of why he does apply and become an RA for his junior year of college (but junior year only. It was fun, but he’d rather live with friends senior year!)
  • He is the best RA you could imagine. He puts his heart and soul into making door decorations for his residents, even though he knows they won’t really care. He’s so easy to talk to and is always there for his kids when they need him. But he knows how to be strict when conflicts do occur, and he’s quick to help the situation desist. 
  • Marco majors in Secondary Education and either English or History (I go back and forth, so take your pick!) 
  • You can always count on him to have something to say about the state of education in the world, and how he plans to help fix it in the small ways he can. 

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Happy Bertday!

It’s December 30th, which happens to be Bertholdt Hoover’s birthday! And, because he is my favorite, and I’m also incapable of writing things on time, we’re going to have a headcanon party for our boy! These are going to be a continuation of last year’s, so hopefully, I haven’t repeated anything…

  • Bertholdt doesn’t curse. It’s not that he has a problem with cursing, and he doesn’t mind when others do it, but he just does not use swear words on a regular basis. So when he does swear, it’s either absolutely terrifying or ridiculously adorable. 
  • He’s a great listener, and the squad often goes to him when they need to vent or talk something out. He also gives great advice, but not if you ask for it up front. If you ask for it up front, he’ll get nervous about it, but if it comes up naturally in conversation, it’s wonderful. 
  • He’s naturally a very graceful person. No matter the activity, (3DMG train gin, hand-to-hand combat, running, swimming, dancing, walking and existing like a normal person, etc.) Bertholdt just has a natural grace and poise in the way he carries himself, which is slightly surprising, given his lanky limbs. 
  • That being said, Bertholdt has really awesome muscles, but is super shy about them, and likes to let Reiner take the spotlight when it comes to that. Like his abs are gorgeous but you’d never know cause he so rarely takes his shirt off in front of people. It’s almost tragic.

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dragonkingteo  asked:

// Why don't you draw more on white paper? Your art deserves more than checkered paper >w<

Thank you so much!!! ijokefduhionjkwfepo ;v; aaa lmao, I usually have way too much lined paper laying around, also drawing on white paper makes me super nervous since my hands are very shaky and I worry that you guys would notice TvT

How to Keep Christmas Well

Surprise, @thejacketandthehook, tis I, your Captain Swan Secret Santa (not that it’s a surprise, exactly…stupid anonymous button being all flighty and stuff). This is a take on the story you requested, haters to lovers, with a twist to the concept.  I really hope you like it.  I had lots of fun writing it and getting to you know over the last month.

Oh, and this is also an ode to Charles Dickens, cause I love me some Christmas Carol goodness at this time of year.  The title comes from that story.  Emma’s the scrooge in the beginning.

Enjoy and Merry, Merry Christmas!

How to Keep Christmas Well

She should have known it wasn’t smart heading out right as the snow started, but she’d wanted to question her suspect before going to the Nolan’s Christmas party.  She’d had a hunch about the guy, which had proved correct when he’d taken off in his Rolls Royce the second she’d pulled into his driveway.  She tries to take comfort in the fact that her instincts were correct about the perp, but since she’s now stuck in a ditch in the middle of a snowstorm, she’s not feeling very consoled.

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annachibi  asked:

Can you give any tips for planning and decorating a neighborhood, like certain things to keep in mind or stuff you definitely need to decide before you start anything? Or could you give a sort of step-by-step of how you decorate your neighborhoods? I know it's different for different types and all, but I want to decorate a hood from scratch and I have a theme in mind but I'm not even really sure where to begin or how to incorporate my ideas smoothly.

Hello Annachibi,

Definitely a good question this is. I’m not sure that there is a step-by-step option for hood decoration considering, as you’ve said (and that is true), that it’s always different for different types, but there are few steps that I usually take when I want to create a new neighborhood.

1. The plot. The neighborhood is like a good story. It’s always great to have a main idea behind it. Once I had the idea of a small community in the middle of the bottom of dried out sea. This one was easy. Flat terrain, no water, very few roads, dirt terrain at the moment of hood terrain generating and then wrecked ships, oak shrubs, dead trees and rocks allover the map. So If you already have an Idea, that is good.

2. The sketch. For this you can use any tool of your choice. It can be any graphic editor, or a sheet of paper and pencil. Just keep in mind, that it always better to stay in the game limits as much as you can. That means you need to use the grid for better result. If you use paper and pen, take a checkered paper. If you use Photoshop, create a 128x128 (or 64x64, for direct Simcity 4 reference) square file to work with. Start lay down water bodies, roads. Don’t forget to think of some mountains or hills if needed. It is also good to know where the main lots will be situated. Like community ones, restaurants, dorms, apartment lots, and other special ones. It is great to think of other features (like railways, bridges and other decorations as well). 

3. Crack on. When the sketch is ready, you need to flip it horizontally first. Just to be sure that you’ll have what you wanted after importing your terrain from SC4. Try to follow your mirrored sketch as close as possible. There are some terrain features that can not be done in SC4, you must keep it in mind and finish it up later with Freetime EP modifying hood terrain cheat. As better your skills with SC4, as better the result you’ll have. Realistic shore heights, smooth road slopes, everything is possible, though it takes some time and dedication and can be even quite boring for some. Anyway, as a SC4 veteran, I can recommend Simtropolis for the best SC4 experience. Here are some must have SC4 mods that will help you with terrain creation:
Network Addon Mod
Hole digging lots
Bridge Height Mod
God Mode Terraforming in Mayor Mode
Coastal Mod
And so on. There’s a lot of CC for SC4 out there. Though it might be hard to get familiar with all this for those who’s not really a SC4 player.

4. Testing. Yes, the most boring part. Usually, I have about 5—7 testing rounds for a map. That means, I copy my WIP terrain to TS2 SC4 terrains folder, run the game, generate my new hood. Take a good look at it, make notes of what is needed to be edited. Exit TS2, run SC4, make edits, exit, copy terrain and so on, and on, and on, till it start looking the way I want.

5. Minor terrain edits, and decoration. If you have Freetime EP, you can make minor terrain edits. Add ponds, narrow canals, level some terrain areas and so on. Then you just put everything together. Just follow your idea, add lots, trees and stuff.


7. Profit!

I have posted few tips and tricks on the subject already, there are few posts about SC4 and TS2 roads comparison, so it might help too.
Oh, I hope all this is not totally useless.

Anyways, it’s just a game, so be creative and have fun!

#Pearlisthebest #Thatstrue

Hey there!
Last time i forgot to draw her horn… So now she has an additional one xD Hope you like it! (Sorry for the math and checkered paper but i drew it during math class)

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Boston Sunshine

// @spotlightqueenofboston

The fall was here. And it was cold enough for N.J to wear his sweaters. So he went around with his sweaters which were always a little big for him. Big enough so he had definite sweater paws.

Davey usually didn’t show up unannounced. And due to his family sceduale at home, he hadn’t been around for a few weeks, and at the moment, didn’t realize it got so cold in Boston. But today, he showed up, unannounced, wanting to surprise N.J, who at the moment, was just finishing up selling papers.

Checkers often made his sweaters, and N.J was wearing a plain baby blue one. Davey didn’t know N.J owned sweaters, and never seen him wear one

A Day of Love and Chocolate - MikaYuu
  • Series: Owari no Seraph/Seraph of the End
  • Pairing: MikaYuu
  • Rating: Get ready for some fucking fluff-fluff!

Shinoa forces the squad to make her a mountain of Valentine’s Day chocolates, leaving Yuichiro with a bunch of chocolates he didn’t even want. But why is his neighbour Mikaela standing outside his apartment? And what is that in his hand?

“Oh my god, Yuichiro! Don’t stir it so fast!”

“Oi, Kimizuki, move over! You’re hitting me with your elbow!”

“C-careful, or you’ll- wah!”

“Ahaha, how fun!”

“How about you actually help out, Shinoa?”

Yuichiro turned around to look at the laughing girl, who watched the group with an amused smirk on her face.

“Tsk tsk, Yuichiro! It’s rude to force a delicate maiden like me to do hard work.” Shinoa smiled, wagging her finger. “Besides, you all agreed to help me.”

“You said it was a ‘dire emergency’ that only we could help you with! We didn’t know you wanted us to make you chocolates!” Yuichiro argued back.

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