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something paradise

cs au. ‘there’s something about breaking an engagement and leaving the man you thought you were going to spend the rest of your life with and finding yourself roommate-ing with the man who’s loved you through years and boyfriends and breakups and uncertainties that makes a person a little weepy, a little off balance, a little unsure.’ 

(i’ve been working on this for at least six weeks, and it’s finally, finally finished, and i’m something like pleased with it. (thanks to swallowedsong​ for looking over it and helping me and stuff.) so, enjoy whatever this is. (really long, among other things. just a head’s up.)

recommended listening: majesty snowbird by sufjan stevens.) 

don’t stop, don’t break

you can delight because you have a place

quiet room

I need you now

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            She leaves him on a Tuesday.

            Packs up her share of the apartment instead of going to work, keeps Henry home from school so he can help. Wraps picture frames in scarves and sweaters, shoves books and DVDs into boxes, throws pots and pans and casserole dishes into the back seat. One trip to unload these small bits, another for Henry’s bed and dresser and nightstand.

            It takes just over 6 hours to remove every trace of them from this apartment that was supposed to be theirs and is now just his, but she doesn’t cry as she sweeps through one last time. As she takes her key off the chain, locking the door behind her and slipping it underneath. She doesn’t feel broken or empty. Isn’t sure what it is pulsing through her, something that tastes like regret or maybe failure.

            “Sorry, kid,” she says, eyes still dry, once they reach the car. He just shrugs. Smiles a small, sad thing.

            “It’s okay.”

            It’s not.

            But maybe it will be.

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A concept for canon OUAT S6-S7 that I know will most likely never fucking happen because Kitsowitz suck, but would still totally save what little remaining integrity this show has left, and make it 10000x times more worth watching again: Emma dies, Hook dies, and Zelena dies. Rumple becomes the Savior by stopping the BF, gets TLK with Belle, gains light magic, gets a happy ending with Gideon and Belle, the narrative stops shitting on his redemption arc and happiness with stupid OOC character assassinating plot twists and storylines every other half arc, and Kitsowitz actually start treating his character with the dignity and grace that both the character and actor (Robert Carlyle) deserve. Regina actually starts getting recognized for her good deeds without having to clean up after CS with no thanks.

Are You Gonna Skip the Musical?

Oncers?

*shave-and-a-haircut*

Are​ ​you​ ​gonna​ ​skip​ ​the​ ​musical?
C’mon,​ ​just​ ​let​ ​it​ ​tank
I​ ​can’t​ ​believe​ ​Once​ ​got​ ​so​ ​bad
And​ ​now​ ​I’m​ ​sad
We’ve​ ​A&E​ ​to​ ​thank
(They’re​ ​worse​ ​than​ ​Isaac)
This​ ​show​ ​was​ ​like​ ​my​ ​lifeblood
So​ ​long​ ​ago
But​ ​now​ ​I​ ​just​ ​can’t​ ​deny
Do​ ​you​ ​wanna​ ​skip​ ​the​ ​musical?
We’ve​ ​had​ ​better​ ​shows​ ​with​ ​musicals
(CSers:​ ​BOOOO)
Okay,​ ​BYE!

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With You (Part ¼)
In which Emma and Killian are forced to stay in the Enchanted Forest in the past.

Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

It only hits her late that first night when she’s lying alone in the (too large) bed at the inn they’d found.  (He’d taken the floor) (I’m always a gentleman) She’s stuck here. She’s stuck here and she’ll never see Henry again, never hear him laugh or cry or grow up to be the kind of man she’d be proud of. She’d never hug her parents again, never get to call them Mom and Dad (how she wishes she could have given them that little gift before she had left), never see her mother smile, never feel her father’s hand stroking her hair when he held her (warm and safe and home) and she can’t breathe. Her eyes burn, her stomach feels like there is a weight in it that threatens to drown her and the room is so cold. She sits up as quietly as she can but she can’t control the large shaky breath she takes or the choked sob that slips past. 

“Swan?”, his voice is low and thick with sleep.

A beat.

“Emma, love, are you alright?” 

She hears him standing up, feels the bed dip beside her and then suddenly his arms surround her (oh darling) and she clings to him, her solid anchor in this threatening ocean. He holds her through the tears, and the shudders that wrack her body afterwards, never letting go, never loosening his grip, letting her know that he was here and he was real.

Later, when she’s drifting off to an exhausted sleep with his warmth curled around her (stay, please), she realises that she isn’t alone in this.

She grips the arm around her tighter.

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something like you love me by @killians-dimples

Summary: Emma decides the best way to get Mary Margaret off her back about Walsh is to say she already has a boyfriend. Except she doesn’t. That’s where Killian comes in.

Fanfics that deserve to be movies [16/?] [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 1517, 18, 19, 20, 21]

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Trust 5x04 / Trust 5x03

Requested by @laschatzi and @hookier

So it’s true that trust was always a significant concept for CS, but somehow I have this feeling that we are yet to understand the true meaning behind Emma’s words in 5x03. 

She spoke of trust so many time there (so many that it even made me roll my eyes that she was going on and on about trust, while she was tricking him at the same time). But I have this feeling that at the end of this arc we gonna understand what she truly meant there. That she was maybe tricking him, but he could have really trusted her there, because although it didn’t seem at the moment, it was all part of a much bigger plan that we (Killian and us) can’t know of just yet.

Remember, Emma in 5x03 has memories of the events of 5x04. She has a knowledge of how trusting Hook with her burden of seeing HologRumple helped her make the demon go away, if only for a little while. She knows how powerful having trust between them can be. And I think we are about to discover, in what’s still a head, why it was so important for her to have his trust at that moment. 

The Librarian

I requested fluff prompts to combat the winter finale angst and a Nonnie sent this. 

“It’s my turn to open up the cafe today and you were sleeping under one of the tables when i came in and i don’t know what to say so i’m just sweeping awkwardly around you AU CS.” 

I changed the cafe to a library and used this as a chance to play with the idea of a Cursed!Killian in S1. Sadly it’s not terribly fluffy or Christmas-y but there is a big possibility this might become part of a larger fic at some point so I hope you enjoy!
1.2k | Rated T 


First thing in the morning the library felt almost like a shrine; quiet, somber, and full of mystery. The sun pouring through the high windows onto the meticulously organized shelves and the books just waiting to share the infinite knowledge and worlds between their covers. Each morning James would descend from his apartment over the library into the peacefulness, run his hands over their spines and breathe in the smell of the paper and glue. Sometimes he would pick one at random and take it with him to read over breakfast at Granny’s.

This morning the shrine is desecrated. The quiet pierced by a soft snore that sounds almost like a sigh. The organization of the town history section demolished with it’s entire contents scattered upon a table. He pauses and stares at the scene with a soft smile. Emma Swan’s face is curtained by her golden hair and planted in a large brown ledger–the town charter if he had to guess. He can’t see her face but last night dark circles ringed her green eyes and her mouth had been in a permanent frown. He had offered to help her search but she had waved him off. 

“Thanks but it’s official police business.” She had stuck her hands on her hips shifting so her badge was visible. James had thought that over the past months he and Emma had grown closer, maybe even become friends but everything about her stance and face had screamed that she wanted to be left alone. So he had pushed up his glasses and nodded. 

“Right. Of course. I’ll just be at the desk if you need anything." 

She hadn’t needed anything or at least she hadn’t asked for anything and he had left her alone until he was about to close. The mess of books on the table had made him wince; it would take hours to re-shelve everything. When clearing his throat failed to get her attention he had touched her shoulder and she had jumped a mile. 

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Coming this August:

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #11
RYAN NORTH (W) • ERICA HENDERSON (A/C)
• This special one-off issue promises two amazing things: SUPER HEROICS and COMPUTER SCIENCE.
• Yes! By the end of this issue, you will know both how Squirrel Girl can take down COUNT NEFARIA and also a few really fundamental concepts in computer science!
• Have we found a way to express CS concepts through the medium of super hero fights? YOU’LL HAVE TO ORDER THE ISSUE TO FIND OUT!
• But yeah, we totally did.
• Featuring all the greatest Squirrel Girl tropes you love! Including fights, jokes and COLD, HARD LOGIC.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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What’s this?  A SNEAK PEEK AT THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #11?? Or rather, THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #001011??  YEP.  But what’s going on?  Isn’t Venom (kinda) in space?  Isn’t Doctor Octopus (kinda) DEAD??  How come computer science stuff keep coming up???

Here’s the solicit!

  • This special one-off issue promises two amazing things: SUPER HEROICS and COMPUTER SCIENCE.
  • Yes! By the end of this issue, you will know both how Squirrel Girl can take down COUNT NEFARIA and also a few really fundamental concepts in computer science!
  • Have we found a way to express CS concepts through the medium of super hero fights? YOU’LL HAVE TO ORDER THE ISSUE TO FIND OUT!
  • But yeah, we totally did
  • Featuring all the greatest Squirrel Girl tropes you love! Including fights, jokes and COLD, HARD LOGIC.

Words by me, colours by Rico Renzi, and this month with SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST JACOB CHABOT!!  Erica did the cover, and can buy the product of all of us working together next Wednesday, August 24th!

rocketdust  asked:

Hi! I came across your blog when I was googling some things about programmers. I'm really interested in it and might be starting classes this fall, but it all seems really overwhelming! Is it okay if I ask how your education went and how your classes were? You can answer privately if you'd like. Thank you!

Beginning to program can be incredibly overwhelming, but that’s okay! It can seem like there is so much you don’t know and so much much you need to learn, but remember that everyone started where you are now. At first Bill Gates knew nothing about computers. Steve Wozniak didn’t always know how to program. Everyone starts from the same point.

Another thing to remember is that there is so many aspects to Computer Science and you - along with every other programmer - will never know them all. There is web development, software development, game design, mathematical computing, and so so much more. No one knows everything.

I’m not sure exactly what you’re curious abut so I’ll just tell you about my experience with learning to program so far. I started programming in high school, so I’ve been programming for about 7 years now. A lot of my friends started programming in university, some started programming in middle school, and i know people who started programming when they were 30 for jobs. There’s no right time to start. 

Classes in high school and university are both geared towards people who have no programming experience. In university, I started with 4 years of programming experience and my best friend Daniel had never programmed before. It was easier for me, but he and the rest of the beginners got through just fine. I’m not sure if you’re taking classes is a university setting, but classes in high school are even more geared towards beginners and so are many classes outside of a strict  year uni setting - like coding camps, community colleges, etc. 

Programming is a very unique skill to learn - it teaches you to problem solve and think in a way you never have before. But, it’s like learning any other skill set, it just takes time and effort. One great thing I’ve found with computer science is that there is a plethora of online resources that can help you - much more than math or physics. There are hundreds of threads on online forums dedicated to one very specific problem. There are so many videos and articles and blogs where concepts are explained. There is example code everywhere.

Also, programmers are incredibly passionate. Ask for help and almost anyone will be willing to sit down with you an explain a concept or help you find a bug in your code. They can talk for hours about programming with out taking a breath. I love learning new CS concepts and I love helping other people learn new CS concepts. And i think this is the view most programmers have.

My classes so far have been amazing. Classes can vary widely from professor to professor, but I’ve been fortunate to have professors which i really connect with. Not every CS topic will necessarily be your cup of tea. I LOVED web development, but I HATED application security classes, so don’t let one class or one professor turn you away from the whole field. 

My advice: 

1. Befriend your professors and TAs. More so than in other classes CS professors are very helpful to work with outside of class. Sometimes you really need someone to explain a topic again or to help you with code, and already knowing your professor will make everything easier and more enjoyable. Also, CS professors are awesome and have very cool experience and stories to share. You can learn so much from them outside of the classroom and they are great contacts to have for recommendations, future jobs, etc. My uni does a “take your prof to lunch week” to encourage students to better know their profs. I went to lunch with my first CS professor freshman year. It was awesome to get to know him and I felt much more comfortable asking for help and even in a class of 150 it felt like he knew me.

2. Make friends in your class. Sometimes I have bugs in my code that I still can’t find after 3 hours. My roommate will look at my code and will find it in 5 minutes. Another set of eyes or someone to bounce ideas off of is important.

3. Never be afraid to try knew things. I’ve taken a ton of CS classes I wasn’t sure if I would like and I’ve loved. I’ve also gone to a lot of CS club meetings or events even as a complete novice, and they have been amazing experiences. 

I have absolutely no idea if that was helpful or at all what you were asking! I can tell you so much more about my academic experience, so ask away. I’m happy to help with anything i can! Good luck with classes!