I feel the need to explain every little detail of the video to everyone I see so they understand exactly how phenomenal it is like OKAY SO THE DOLLAR AND THE OUTFITS AND THEN THE GRAMMY AND THAT WHOLE STREAM CO AND DONT FORGET THE BALLERINA
big name music festivals serve the purpose of making rich people feel like they know anything about culture. you pay hundreds of dollars to wear stupid outfits and be bored and do drugs because you’re bored and hang out with other people who are as rich and tasteless and bored as you are. just tbh
So this turned out a lot longer than I thought…2,804 words of Lando/Bodhi accidentally, it’s pretty wacky and self indulgent but I tried.
“Please don’t tell me you’re serious, everyone is going!” Jyn complains when Bodhi admits he isn’t planning to attend Han’s party.
“That’s part of the problem, besides, I have work,” he says and she shoots him an unimpressed look.
“We both know that’s a lame excuse, you’ve been working on the project for weeks already and it’s not due until December, come on Bodhi, it’s only Halloween once a year,” she says with a hopeful look.
“If I work on it now it’ll be less work over Thanksgiving break….” he trails off knowing it sounds ridiculous even to his own ears. He wonders if he actually has been working himself too hard if he feels so up in arms at the possibility of going out. He looks at the flyer again with a sigh and laughs at how ridiculous it is all over again. A neon orange print out with heavy black blood dripping text that read Han-o-ween Bash, Bring Your Own Booooze with a badly drawn ghost scribbled under it. It’s pretty awful, entirely Han, and yet Bodhi finds himself giving in much to Jyn’s delight.
@samwilson wanted prompt 47 and McSpirk: “You’re seriously like a man-child.”
Duty on New Vulcan is a special sort of compassionate leave, one with a no-denial stipulation attached, so no matter how inconvenient it is, when the call comes for Spock, Jim has to let his first officer answer it. At least it’s only for a couple of months. As so-called ‘Ambassador Selek’ points out, Spock is a mentor, a much needed wisdom figure and role model for young Vulcans. He will be training them in survival skills and combat techniques while working to adapt the kahs-wan test to the unique challenges presented by the environment on New Vulcan.
Jim counts the days. Not only because he misses Spock, but because without Spock, McCoy hasn’t got anyone but Jim to sharpen his wits—and his favorite hypospray—on.
They finally beam down to New Vulcan to retrieve Spock and find him in a clearing, sitting ranged around a campfire with about thirty young children of mixed gender.
McCoy blinks at the spectacle. “Pinch me,” he says. “I’m dreaming.”
Jim doesn’t. He wipes his face instead; it’s hotter than a two-dollar laser and the outfits the Vulcans are wearing are obviously… logical, if brief.
“This is Captain James T. Kirk of the U. S. S. Enterprise and also its chief surgeon, Lieutenant Commander Leonard McCoy,” Spock introduces them politely. “I have heard some among you express the opinion that human adults are less resilient than Vulcan children, but I assure you. Both these men would survive the kahs-wan without difficulty. Starfleet officers’ training deals extensively with survival in hostile environments.”
Kirk sincerely hopes they aren’t about to be volunteered for ten days in the desert without food, water, and shelter, but McCoy refuses to rise to the bait, eyeing Spock with an expression that says once the kiddies have gone, there’ll be hell to pay. Spock’s wearing exactly what the young boys are—a pair of black briefs over low boots with a utility belt and a bandolier over one shoulder. McCoy seems to be on a countdown to explode like a grenade with the pin pulled out.
“Forage for food and water to provide hospitality for our guests,” Spock directs the children, correctly guessing that McCoy is likely to explode if he can’t get off a smart-ass remark post haste. The children disperse quickly.
“Damn, Spock.” McCoy doesn’t disappoint, approaching him with a mirthful gleam in his eyes. “Look at you in this Boy Scout getup. You’re seriously like a man-child.”
“This is the standard for kahs-wan survival gear,” Spock says calmly. “Instructors wear it to reinforce the sense of community experienced between themselves and their pupils. In practice, it reduces the likelihood that candidates will smuggle unauthorized equipment into the desert. ”
“Only one place to smuggle anything wearing an outfit like that.” McCoy grins, wolfish, and Spock raises a brow at him. “Not a very childlike place to smuggle things, I’ve got to say.”
“Not in front of the kids, Bones,” Kirk chuckles, but when Leonard snitches a kiss from Spock, he steps up to receive one of his own. “But if you want to bring that get-up aboard when you’re through, Spock, I guarantee we can find a good use for it.”
“The sooner the better. What kind of food and water are they gonna bring back?” McCoy regards Spock suspiciously, glancing across the stony dun and brown of the desert.
“I should have mentioned we’ve got to get back to the ship right away,” Kirk agrees with too much enthusiasm.
“They will return very shortly.” Spock gives Kirk such a reproachful glance he sighs and gives in.
After all, he has reason to believe there’ll be quite a delectable feast to enjoy later.
Ooh, this is a lovely idea~! What about cute KanaDiaMari headcanons?
Sure! I hope you like it!
After they graduate from high school they all move into the same flat, rented courtesy of mostly Mari. It’s a pretty spacious place; they have a guest room, and their kitchen is huge. Although Mari’s bedroom may as well be a guest room, seeing as how she sneaks into Kanan’s or Dia’s beds almost every night. Both are pretty annoyed by this at first, but they slowly begin to appreciate her presence.
Eventually, Kanan and Mari start crawling into Dia’s bed to sleep. Dia wonders why it’s her.
All three of them are quite intelligent, so they revise together. The first time they held a study session, Dia very quickly got tired of Mari’s loud antics and kicked her out. After that, Dia insisted on studying only with Kanan but Mari was having none of that. Now she’s as quiet as a mouse when they study together.
They like to try each other’s clothes on! They have very different fashion senses and swapping outfits is always fun for them.
It’s kind of weird for Kanan to see Dia and Mari wearing crop tops and ripped jeans though.
Whenever one of them sees a dress or shirt they’d think another would like, they buy it (although Kanan and Dia have had to return several clothes, because casually buying 500 dollar outfits for your girlfriends is not normal no matter how much you insist it is, Mari).
Kanan is very popular with other students. Just because she’s, well… Kanan. Dia and Mari are slightly overprotective of her because of this. They deny it every time she asks them, but Kanan knows.
She’s a bit confused, but thinks it’s adorable!
Whenever Mari is invited over to dinner at one of their parents’ houses, she suddenly becomes really shy and meek. She’s the quietest at the table. Dia and Kanan find it hilarious and try to take as many videos and photos of her as possible whenever this happens. Their parents are baffled as to why Mari is invited to their homes on an almost weekly basis.
Physical affection wise, Dia barely ever initiates. She’s stiff and modest with her hugs, but she tries to become less touch averse for the sake of her girlfriends.
This doesn’t stop them from smothering her though!
But she’s seriously clingy when they’re sleeping. She’s like a cat. Dia’s on her side of the bed when Kanan and Mari fall asleep, and when they wake up she’s practically draped herself over them. They both find it endearing as hell, and go out of their way to tease her about it whenever possible. She always turns red and vehemently denies it, which just makes them tease her even more.
Dia and Mari are all over the place in the morning. Kanan gets up the earliest, usually at around 5am for a quick jog before a cup of coffee, breakfast and a shower. Dia tries to imitate Kanan and wake up early, but she somehow manages to always oversleep since Mari absolutely refuses to have an alarm clock set. Mari gets up not soon after her, and they usually leave the apartment tired and with no breakfast.
Dia adores any type of tea, Mari is addicted to hot chocolate, while Kanan swears by coffee. They are all incredibly confused by each other’s tastes, and tend to have friendly arguments over this whenever they eat out.
Someone stopped me in the middle of the street today and asked about my outfit. They thought it was a bit extra but that’s me; I’m extra and loving it. Everyone has their personal style, right? I just love diamonds and fancy stuff. Also, have you heard about my Broke Bitch hacks? They will make you look like a million bucks bitch even when you wear a ten dollars outfit.
Ok but when was the last time Juliet spoke about money troubles? You always say she "constantly" talks about the struggles, but I haven't seen anything recently. So?
I’m not saying she said it recently. I’m saying in the past she’s talked about money troubles and has spent hundreds of dollars on an outfit/dress. She can do what she wants but I would assume if you had money problems you would not spend all your money on useless things you don’t need. As for why I reference it so often, it’s because she claimed they were “struggling musicians” not too long ago and they haven’t done much career wise since she said that, that would lead me to believe that those money problems are not gone. Money problems can’t just go away in the snap of a finger when you’re not working. -N
Ok…it’s time for a conversation about American Girl dolls….
Before we really begin let me say…I really like this company (as much as anyone can like me can ‘like’ a money-making power house).
Why do I like this company? Well American girl doll has been hailed from the beginning as being revolutionary…and the title is well deserved.
They have dolls of all different ethnicities available for purchase through their ‘historic’ line and ‘look-a-like’ dolls.
They offer tons of accessories to help children with disabilities and injuries. They sell doll wheel chairs, crutches, seeing-eye dogs, casts, finger splints, etc; You can now even purchase a doll without hair or eye brows for children with hair related disorders or for those going through chemo.
The dolls each have their own back story, some of the dolls have learning disabilities, come from impoverished house holds, or are dealing with serious life events (like war and slavery).
What are my criticisms?
There aren’t ENOUGH dolls of color. Yes there are some but they are still well in the minority and don’t receive the same attention as the white dolls.
They are expensive as fuck. The dolls themselves run about 100-120 dollars each and the clothing is usually around 20-35 dollars per outfit. These dolls are really only an option for upper middle class and wealthy families, unless you can find one cheap second hand. Children who may really need a doll like this to find strength in may not be able to afford it.
NONE of this is my issue though
My issue is currently with their historic doll line, which they have recently updated to make more ‘trendy’.
I own Kitredge so we’ll talk about her…
Kit’s story takes place in 1933 and her family is struggling during the depression.
Recently AG released Kit’s new “chicken keeping” out fit
I mean sure it’s cute but compare it to the ‘work outfit’ Kit was sold with when I was a kid (over 10 years ago)
Wayyyy less cute but way cooler (personal opinion) That’s why I always loved Kit…she made the best of her situation…she helped her family through poverty and still had interests and adventures. PLUS she was the only doll with short hair, like me.
AG has done this transformation to most of Kit’s outfits unfortunately. The colors and patterns are brighter, her accessories are nicer, and the focus is far more on her cute outfits than her story. It’s really terribly disappointing. You can still buy retired outfits but they are much more expensive (due to the rarity).
American Girl doll get your shit together and stop making history cute, the dolls are cute enough as they are…everything you sell doesn’t have to be pink and frilly and shit. Some of us liked these dolls because they offered different options.