dances the night away

“We met six months ago at a dance night. His wife passed away three years ago. I’d been married for thirty years and gotten divorced. It was just nice to have someone to talk to. We have so much in common. My ex-husband only wanted to stay home and watch TV. But we do all sorts of things together: walk around the city, go to museums, travel.”
“Have sex.”
“Hush.”
“What? We’re still young.”

(St. Petersburg, Russia)

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Queer History.

The other morning I got into a ‘debate’ over the film Stonewall and one person said he didn’t care about the history of the Stonewall Riots or our queer history in general. Honestly, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. This person didn’t seem to care that the only reason he (we) has any rights or can even happily come out without the fear of being arrested is because of events like the Stonewall Riots and the people that fought. Yet he enjoys the benefits of it (work equality, marriage, anti-discrimination laws, oh and being able to go to a gay bar and drink/dance the night away). So I wanted to put together a small overview of the riots in the hopes it enlightens anyone or gives someone the nudge to learn more. (If anything is incorrect just leave me a comment, I’m by no means an expert in this). Enjoy. 🏳️‍🌈✌️👭👬

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In the spirit of Space Australia posts...

I like the idea of humans not being the only species with a need to unecessarily bond and form ‘packs’ and whatnot, or the only species to enjoy putting themselves in danger for the adrenaline rush, or the only species to recreationally poison themselves, or even the only species to have parties.

You know what I love, though?

Crowd psychology and the concept of group flow.

I love the idea that humans are the species that is in love with group flow. Sure, any alien can listen to music and enjoy it, maybe even go to concerts in large groups. But humans are the only non-telepathic species where going in a large group enhances the experience simply because you know that dozens or hundreds or even thousands of other people are all getting in the zone with you at the same time for the same reason. Any alien can go to a concert, but they marvel at the sight of hundreds of humans singing along to their favorite artist not because it makes the song objectively better, but because it enhances the experience.

I love the idea of aliens trying to figure out mob psychology, looking at sports fandoms and the riots that happen if a team fails to win a game, and asking themselves and other humans how it gets to that point. Because they can put the same human in front of the same game and get two entirely different results based on whether the human is alone or not. A lone human may break a bottle or curse, but they will likely not do more than that, unless they go online to rant. A human in a group that feels the same way can do much more damage.

I love the idea of aliens trying to figure out the aspect of performative grief for dead celebrities, not understanding that it is not only practice for when a death comes closer to home, but that it is a form of bonding, a call and an echo of “I feel this way too. This person mattered to me too,” across thousands or millions of people’s screens and faces and pens.

I love the idea of aliens taking a look at frat parties and nightclubs and karaoke and being so confused, because they can understand that intoxication might be fun, sometimes, or that singing or dancing with strangers can be fun, but the sheer chaos of an out-of-control college party is terrifying to them. There is nothing here that people will enjoy come the morning, but somehow that doesn’t matter, because in that moment, with those people, the humans are connecting as they sing their drunken songs or eat their terrible food or dance the night away. There is a sense of belonging even in this awful mess, for those who know how to find it.

I love the idea of aliens looking at conventions and wondering how it is that there is such a difference in a person wearing a costume in the privacy of their home and wearing it to a large con, how the endorphin levels soar even when the human is not receiving compliments, just because the convention is an echo chamber of “I love this show, this character, this franchise, this life.”

I love the idea of aliens coming to earth and understanding the meaning of bonds and enjoying music and knowing fiction and surviving our weather and planets and everything and still not being able to understand how a room full of strangers with no telepathy can feel so connected and in-tune simply by sharing an experience. The feelings aren’t always positive ones, but they are there, and there is a comfort in sharing them with endless people you’ve never met.

Anyway, that’s my contribution for Space Australia.

today i noticed that life is very short. life is so short that we must follow our dreams. that we must kiss the person we love. that we must say hello to strangers. eat that creamy chocolate bar we were craving. leave our friends and family with hugs and kisses instead of just saying goodbyes. we should look at the sky. gaze at the stars and count it too. smell the flowers, pick it and give it to your neighbours. look at our lovers face and memorize the twinkle in their eyes when they talk about their day. call our mothers. call our old friends. dance the night away till your feet give up. enjoy the little things before it’s too late. before it’s too late to enjoy life.
—  S.Bashir
08.06.2017

John’s started reading classic fairy tales to Rosie at bedtime. Here are Sherlock’s reviews (on a scale of 1 to 5 stars):

Little Red Riding Hood:  ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

“I admire the girl’s independence, but this idiot child doesn’t recognize the difference between her beloved grandmother and a dangerous WOLF? The SAME WOLF she met in the forest less than an hour ago? And you think MY disguises are silly…”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:   ☆ ☆ ☆

“I like the part about the Evil Queen demanding Snow White’s heart – nice and macabre. So Snow White runs away to the forest and becomes a housekeeper for a gang of diminutive gay miners?  They should’ve just ended the story there – I don’t care for all that pointless, predictable nonsense about the poison apple and the prince.”

Goldilocks and the Three Bears:  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

“If those bears were any worse at deduction, they’d work for New Scotland Yard.” 

“Thought you might relate to Goldilocks, love – you’re both picky, impatient, show zero respect for others’ personal property…” 

“Oh please, John. Goldilocks is a moron – now, if Rosie wants to learn how to perform a proper home invasion…”  

No.”

The Three Little Pigs:  ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

“It’s a scam, obviously. At least two of these pig brothers are guilty of insurance fraud, and the third may be in on it as well. A wolf BLEW your house down? While straw and sticks may not be the sturdiest of building materials, the lung capacity of the average fully grown Canis lupus is not great enough to produce the force necessary to demolish even an exceedingly shoddy dwelling.”

The Little Mermaid:  ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

“Why no pirates? Would be better with pirates.”

Rapunzel:  ☆ ☆ ☆

“I’d like to know Rapunzel’s diet, genetic makeup (or at least ethnicity), cranial circumference, surface area of her scalp, the height of the tower, the surrounding climate and humidity level, what sort of shampoo/conditioner she used, whether or not she used hairspray or styling product …numerous variables affect the tensile strength and growth rate of human hair, you know…“

Sleeping Beauty:  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

“Sleep is tedious.”

Cinderella:  ☆ ☆ 

“I love a ball. The ball is good – beautiful gown, the prince in his dress uniform, love at first sight, dancing the night away, AND a mystery! Yet it’s all ruined because I can’t stand the utter STUPIDITY of trying the glass slipper on every eligible maiden in the land…it doesn’t take a deductive genius to recognize that’s a waste of time!”

Rumplestiltskin:   

“This one actually has some valuable lessons. For one thing, someone is always listening – royal minions in a fairy tale, Mycroft’s cameras and covert agents, the homeless network…we’re under surveillance of some sort at all times. Be vigilant, be aware, observe. Also, if you happen to have a ridiculous name, OWN IT – there’s no point trying to keep it a secret, because it’ll come out eventually, JOHN HAMISH WATSON.”  

Time After Time

Summary: The five times the universe appeared to be against you when you wanted to ask Steve out.

Word Count: 4,447. (yikes, might want to grab a bowl of popcorn or feed your cat while reading this)

A/N: This is basically a remake of an old Peter Parker fic I wrote a while back, but of course I switched things up and improved it. Thanks to my pals @heaventide & @theassetseyeliner for being my betas. Hope you like! 

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The Preacher’s Daughter // A Mitch Rapp Smut

Author: @minhosmeanhoe

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A/N: This is mine and @stilinski-jpeg ‘s first series together and I’m so fucking excited for y’all to see what we have planned. Love you Nia and thank you for being my best friend. 

Relationship: Mitch Rapp x Reader / Mitch Rapp x OFC

Warnings: NSFW, Explicit Sexual Content, Smut, Fingering, Oral (Male on Female), Sinning, Underage Drinking, and Swearing.

Word Count: 6,176

Song: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

“Are you sure this is a good idea?” I asked, my nervous voice ringing with the sound of my heels clicking against the pavement.

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I relate to basically, every character in shadowhunters, because they are all Extra™.
I mean we have,
• Jace “I will backflip over every fucking thing just because” Herondale/Lightwood
• Alec “my first kiss with the love of my kife will be in the middle of MY wedding in front of MY entire family and the goddamn clave” Lightwood
• Magnus “I am not dramatic but I do sometimes match my chair to my clothes and dance the night away while drinking a fancy ass cocktail” Bane
• Maia “I am so petty about Climon I will make out with Jace, just because” Roberts
• Simon “actually admitting I am not straight? What is that? Lemme eye fuck both Jace and Raphael at every given chance” Lewis

umm..so I cracked the code to the sweeran collab, I think?

So…Taylor and Ed wrote this song together (I️’m assuming) and if you fast forward to Taylor’s spotify playlist, she added His song ‘Perfect’ to the list.

This song was a love song to his gf Cherry, but it also mentions the two of them dancing the night away on a lawn, to their favorite song. The kicker is…that song was ‘March Madness’ by Future.

Now, my theory is that because Future’s music holds a special place in Ed’s heart (and possibly Taylor’s too) they wanted to get him on the track. Not because he fit into the idea of being in a love song, seamlessly, but because a love that isn’t seamless is the one that lasts. It can have its romantic moments, but it’s also that 3am rush of flailing on a lawn with someone, and rather than hoping that moment can last forever…you have a peace to you, knowing that moments like those with that person, will be happening for the rest of forever. It’s End Game.

E.E. CUMMINGS SENTENCE STARTERS

{ just some e.e. cummings quotes ! feel free to change pronouns & whatnot }

  • ‘ i like my body when it is with your body. ’
  • ‘ your slightest look will easily unclose me. ’
  • ‘ nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals the power of your intense fragility. ’
  • ‘ the coolness of your smile is stirring of birds between my arms. ’
  • ‘ i should rather than anything have your kiss. ’
  • ‘ the singing reaches of my soul spoke. ’
  • ‘ i knew thee, death. ’
  • ‘ one by one, stars flutter into dust. ’
  • ‘ let’s live suddenly without thinking. ’
  • ‘ a connotation of infinity sharpens the temporal splendor of this night. ’
  • ‘ honor the past, but welcome the future. ’
  • ‘ dance your death away. ’
  • ‘ time’s a strange fellow. ’
  • ‘ trust your heart if the seas catch fire. ’
  • ‘ live by love, though the stars walk backward. ’
  • ‘ love alone understands. ’
  • ‘ i carry your heart with me.’
  • ‘ i carry it in my heart. ’
  • ‘ anywhere i go, you go, my dear. ’
  • ‘ i fear no fate, for you are my fate, my sweet. ’
  • ‘ i want no world, for beautiful you are my world. ’
  • ‘ you are whatever a moon has always meant. ’
  • ‘ here is the deepest secret that nobody knows. ’
  • ‘ this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart. ’
  • ‘ so kiss me, shy, sweet, eagerly. ’
  • ‘ how should contended fools of fact envision the mystery of freedom? ’
  • ‘ lovers alone wear sunlight. ’
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CS Halloweek » Oct 27th: Myths, Legends, and Fairytales» Cinderella AU

Young deckhand Killian Jones has spent most of his life serving on a ship of a ruthless captain Silver. He had dreams of becoming a lieutenant, and eventually a captain of his own ship. However, his dreams would have to wait, until his debt to Captain Silver was paid.

Luckily, he befriended some of the more seasoned crew members, who wanted a better life for their young friend. The perfect occasion arrived in a form of an open invitation to all bachelors of the kingdom to attend a ball. Killian was not thrilled about it, but the thought of being somewhere else, even for a night seemed appealing enough.

With the help of his fairy godmother, Killian was ready for the ball in no time. He danced the night away with none other than the princess Emma herself. However, the night had to end sometime and for him it was with the clock striking midnight. This meant the spell would be broken and he would return to his raggedy old self. So, he ran as fast as he could, not hearing the princess asking him to wait.

What he did not expect was for the kingdom to go on high alert, looking for a young man who has captured the princess’ heart. He was not the only one who has felt the connection the night of the ball it seems, for he has made an impression on the princess too. Needless to say, they were reunited and were excited to experience the happily ever after together. 

Storm Magic
  • When the skies darken, you can sometimes feel the air inhale; you too take in a deep breath and share the energy trapped in your lungs
  • All is still, waiting, knowing not what the sky will leave in it’s wake
  • Thunder rumbles in the distance, greeting you as an old friend
  • There is a soft sound of rain, growing stronger, faster. Hitting the rooftops, pattering upon the leaves, its’ fall has a lyrical cadence
  • Wind whistles past, quick to greet you and quicker yet to dance away into unknowns
  • At night you look up, watching as the sky comes alight above you. Perhaps angry, or joyful, or proud: the clouds lack nothing of passion
  • Windows open, a breeze flows past with lingering touches of petrichor, roses, magic
  • Softness spreads. Birdsong rings out, gentle at first yet stonger each second, greeting the coming change of time
  • The air exhales
  • You have held your breath for so long. The magic passes with the storm, but it’s power lingers
  • Like rain unto earth, it soaked into your pores and flows through your bloodstream
  • Feel the clouds break. Let the sun warm your skin
  • Breathe in

i cant stop thinking about this but like, yknow how its said kevin used to dance at nightclubs but “not anymore” like what happened,, im losing my mind. like imagine if kevin got so fuckin drunk one night w/ nicky & aaron and danced his life away and he woke up to pictures all over social media with tacky titles like “Kevin Day EXCLUSIVE Drunk Pictures” “Kevin Day BREAKS IT DOWN” “Kevin Day says good-bye to the Ravens’ Nest to spend a Foxy Night”

kevin doesnt leave the room for a week straight and the monsters Won’t stop teasing him about it

DID YOU KNOW?

that “N.O” stands for both the word “no” and is the acronym for “No Offense.”

and the mv looks like its from some kind of dystopian world where anything and everything they do gets controlled like

Who is the one who made us into studying machines?
They classify us to either
Being number one or dropping out
They trap us in borders, the adults
There’s no choice but to consent
Even if we think simply,
It’s the survival of the fittest
Who do you think is the one who makes us step
On even our close friends to climb up? What?

suga’s lines make me think about south korea’s culture of educational masochism, and how its normal there for even young children to work from early morning until late at night, and often at weekends too, to get into the best university they can and eventually secure a well-paying job. the pressure is intense, and the routine relentless - for years on end. in seoul, legions of students who fail to get into top universities spend the entire year after high school attending hagwons, which are after-hours tutoring academies, to improve their scores on university admissions exams. and these hagwons are no joke, they can last until early mornings for students as early as elementary school kids :0

which brings me to my next point. i think its very clever that rapmon starts the song with 

A good house,
A good car,
Will these things bring happiness?
In Seoul
To the SKY,
Will parents really be happy?

ppl may not know while SKY can mean the sky up above us, its also said to be the acronym for the three most prestigious universities there– seoul university, korea university and yonsei university. they’re very hard to get admitted, and the competition is insane, just

and its no wonder why even with south korea being the world’s 12th largest economy at least according to forbes, a place where you can surf the internet on the underground, dance the night away in a salsa club, and buy a decent americano on your way to work. and yet, as i quote, “people here seem less happy than during the years of hardship after the korean war.” their high suicide rate seems to reflects this. 

and like how rapmon further laments, how can they?

The grown-ups confess
That we have it so easy
They say that we are happier than our portion
Then how do you explain my unhappiness?
There’s no conversation topics beside studying
Outside, there are so many kids like me,
Living the life of a puppet
Who will take responsibility?

cos thats how they’ve rolled for centuries..

which is why i applaud bangtan and its whole production for highlighting this issue and in a way letting ppl know of its atrocity, and that gives a lot of consolation for ppl like me, for students like us, and i like how their message isnt really about being rebellious and going against the authority, they’re not even questioning the importance of education, cos it is. 

just take the title for what it is, no offense– but

Forever and Ever- Klaus Mikaelson

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Request// I’d like to request a Klaus x reader where he turns the reader because they’re in love and they sleep together and it’s her first time and fluff please

*I’ve separated the smut from everything else with an ‘x’ so you can still read it even if you don’t wanna go through the naught parts! So sorry to the anon who sent this to me. I started it but then got distracted by the Derek week that just ended. Just know that I really really love getting requests from you guys! Please keep asking for stories and I’ll keep trying to write them to the best of my capabilities*

To most, Klaus had been the monster that scared small children and the myth that lurked in the shadows. The only that wrong with their assumptions was that he wasn’t a myth at all. He had been alive and well for centuries and how somehow ended up with you. You had met a year earlier at a ball in New Orleans and ever since, you had been captivated by one another. Klaus once thought of it as a hex by a vengeful witch but you had thought of it as fate.

You and Klaus were polar opposites. Where he craved vengeance, you pushed for peace and when he demanded blood to rain through the streets, you were the only light that could bring him back from his darkest hours. You were his Persephone and he was your Hades.

“Tell me another story, Klaus,” you whispered into his ear as your laid against him.

“What do you want to hear about this time?” His body moved closer towards you as your fingers wandered through his hair.

“I want to hear about life in the 1920s.”

“The Roaring 20s, eh?” You could feel a low chuckle run through his stomach.

“That’s what they call it, nowadays.”

“I was a different back then, love,” he said quietly. “If you think that I’m dangerous now,you couldn’t bare to see me decades ago.”

“Well, then,” You turned his face to look towards you and gave him a friendly smile. “How about just the good parts?”

He swallowed and took a moment to think before answering. “There was no other decade like the 20s. The first World War had just ended and the cities were exhilarating, always stirring with life. Alcohol had been abolished in 1920, but if you knew the right people, you could still get your hands on it.

“What really made the decade so exciting was the clubbing. That’s when people really came to life. Big bands played for hours on end and flappers danced the night away. Somedays, I wish I could go back to those moments.”

“I wish I had the chance to experience the 20s.”

“You still have decades upon decades to experience, Y/N. Don’t get caught up in the past, especially if it’s not your own.” He smiled down at you as he teased you.

You try to smile back, but the enthusiasm wouldn’t stick. “That’s the thing Klaus..”

“What is it, love?”

“I… I want to spend years with you.”

He looked worried, knowing your words ran deeper than he could see. “And it would be my honor to spend the years with you.”

“In fact,” you pulled him closer, bringing his forehead to yours. “I would love to spend eternity to you.”

“Y/N-”

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Bomb A** Traits | PT 1

SO! I made some traits and decided to share them with you guys. There are 10 traits in total, in which I will be separating into two parts. I tested all of the traits and NONE of them should affect your sims needs (some have buffs but not all of them). Anyways, here are the descriptions on each trait and what they do. All of these traits are pretty self explanatory.

Basic: Due to the fact that this sim is SO basic, they are often inspired to become NOT basic (meaning they want to be everything that they aren’t). Career gain remains the same. Needs decay decreased, some creative skills also increased such as baking, photography, all cooking skills, guitar, and bar tending. All mental skills decrease to -5. As well as comedy, charisma, & mischief.

IN GAME DESCRIPTION - HOW TO: Be a basic sim | 1. You loveeeee coffee 2. Leggings…ALL DAY ERRDAY 3. You only wear name brand makeup (I bet you have the Kylie Lip Kit on right now!) 4. You’re always inventing new hastags on your social media 5. You always give a friendly introduction to every sim you meet. 6. You never turn down a party or date invite. 7. You stay taking selfies 8. You’d rather join the Paragons than any other club. 9. Bella Goth is BAE 10.#You have the right to remain basic.

Headass: The description says it all. This sim can easily make friends but due to them being such a headass their relationship can decay pretty quickly unless if they are really good friends with the sim. This trait will make them dazed most of the time. All skills are decreased (meaning it takes longer for this sim to level up in any skill)

IN GAME DESCRIPTION - If any other sim were to use one word to describe you. This would be it. Headass:- Most commonly used to describe either a person that looks or does something stupid and/or embarrassing. 

♢ LIT: Because this sim is always so LIT they will often always be energized. They quickly advance in skills and in their careers.

IN GAME DESCRIPTION - Are you a sim that is always LIT? For example, you’re at a party and a sim has just passed away on the very same dance floor that you’ve been dancing on all night. Now, you should feel bad or even sad but no, all you can think about is how LIT the party is. So you continue to dance the night away. A LIT sim will always be energized, ready to party and happy. This is what being LIT is all about.

♢ NoChill:This sim tends to be tense all of the time. They can quickly advance in their career but due to having NO Chill, they will often get demoted for being in a bad mood, so be sure to keep their needs up. (Refer to in game description)

IN GAME DESCRIPTION - Are you a sim that can go from 0-100, real quick!? Does any little thing quickly get you riled up to the point where you just wanna beat a sims a**? You’re not a crazy sim, you just simply have NO chill. Sims with this trait are easily irritated by stupid things, other sims, objects, heck just about anything! If you upset them, they’ll never be friends with you again. I wouldn’t recommend getting on this sims bad side. 

♢ RudeBoy: A sim with this trait will always be ready to pop off or fight another sim. If anyone talks out the side of their mouth to this sim, well lets just say that shit will go DOWN. They tend to be mischievous and gain athletic and physical skills fairly quickly. 

IN GAME DESCRIPTION - Are you a sim that’s about that life? Do you even know what “about that life” means?

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***Old & Updated Links in the description. Updated pack icons are NOT the same as the original.***

Note:  Tag me if you use the traits in game. DO NOT RE-UPLOAD or REDISTRIBUTE.  If you run into any issues, please feel free to message me as soon as possible so that I can fix it. Thanks and happy simming! 😊 Part 2 Coming SOON! 😊