due drop

so i had like 3 essays due today and the deadline is like…… nowish

and for the last THREE DAYS i set up all my research stuff, i knew what i was gonna write, i had everything ready to go

and i just

sat there

trying to make myself click to the right tabs read the right documents and type ….. ANYTHING

and for THREE DAYS i got up at 9am, and spent my day procrastinating while internally YELLING AT MYSELF TO DO SOMETHING until 2am



but still

nothing but silent. bubbling. panic.

like… tears in my eyes, noiseless sobbing every 20 minutes panic

and this is an IMPROVEMENT on where i was procrastination-wise since i last tried to go to uni because at least this time i haven’t handed in anything over due or dropped out after less than a year

anyway, all this to say, I had three days and i only started at like 7:30pm the day of the deadline

they were short essays so all up i wrote 5269 in under 4 hours

it is done

i have a headache


1)Of course when there is a big heel who WWE put time into, WWE book them to lose to Cena. Cena going to win number 17 and WWE is going to circle-jerk about that shot like Cenas the greatest wrestler ever. 🙄🙄

2)If the wrestlers who face Brock before Roman don’t look STRONG against Brock then Fuck Off🖕🏾. Don’t make Finn look weak against Brock

3) I want Finn to win because he deserves his rematch for the title he never lost. (Also why is Finn is in a number one contendership match when he has a automatic rematch clause due to dropping the belt. He shouldn’t be competing for a chance to have Brock. He should be facing Brock automatically). But I would want to see Brock vs Seth II to see Seth get fired up against the Beast.

Reading more into my General Psych book and it is talking about intelligence. Identical twins almost always have the same IQ levels but if they reach that genetic potential they were born with all depends on environmental factors that encourage the child of reaching it. 

By the laws of science Stanley Pines has the same IQ level as Stanford but they were both treated differently in school and home life so they both developed it differently.

Stan was clearly not a book learner. If I had to peg him as anything I would say he is more hands on. He just goes for something without reading the instructions and can probably do it pretty well. Ford is the typical book learner that teachers love.

Home life was all about Ford and how great he was in school and Stan put all his might into boxing once he figured that was something he could do well and get praise for. Then comes everyone called him dumber then Ford so he never really tried to go for the high test scores because he probably (subconsciously) thought he could never get great grades. 

I know it is old news that Stan is super smart like Ford but I like having the science behind it. 

History of YOI fandom

As a YOI fandom grandparent, I felt it was my duty to write out all the fandom explosions for the newer fans who weren’t there to witness the big bang and gradual week-by-week creation of this universe. All the arguments, people blowing things out of proportion, blaming characters, death theories, awesome fans clearing up miscommunications, YOI breaking the internet… 

This isn’t a post to call out specific people on their arguments and theories - I’ll stay respectfully away from restarting flames and picking fights, thankyouverymuch. Rather, this is an overview of the topics and conflicting views that swept across hundreds and thousands of people and prompted strong reactions. I’m doing this now, because I know that 6 months later, 1 year later, 3 years later, etc. there will be new fans who will have many of the same exact arguments. We’ve been there and done that. I see fans now who say things without knowing where the spelling/quote comes from, or who don’t realize how much has changed, or don’t know why there are certain perceptions of characters. So here’s a little bit of passing down history.

I also don’t want to forget the crazy ride this was. Laugh with me at the silly theories; smile with me at how deeply YOI has impacted our lives.
For those of us old-timers, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Remember when…

(Large arguments will be italicized or bold. Special thanks to @sachiro for reminding me of a bunch of stuff I missed, and looking over the draft in its various stages of being written and edited.)


  • Idea that there would be a love triangle (Yuri P.–Yuri K.–Victor)
  • Some fans started spelling Yuri Katsuki with two “u” in order to tell them apart.
  • Victuri ship name created for Victor x Yuri K. (in a comment to the PV)
  • The title
    • “lol ‘Yuri’ on Ice? Where are all the lesbians?”
    • “When it said Yuri on Ice, I thought we would get girls. Y’know what I mean?”
    • “Yuri on Ice? More like Yaoi on Ice! amiright?”
    • etc.
  • J.J. misspelling (English spelling “Jean Jack” instead of French Canadian “Jean-Jacques”)
    • you can see the remnants of this in the audience banners during the episodes, but it was corrected to “Jean-Jacques” on the official website and the in-show text
  • Phichit x Seung-gil ship created (there was more art for this than for Victor x Yuuri)

Episode 1

  • Victor vs. Viktor spelling arguments 
    • Although “Victor” is the official spelling and seen in-show, people argued that the creators are wrong and that we fans know better than them about Russian culture - thus the “Viktor” spelling was born.
    • People argued back that spelling is subjective and you can spell a name multiple ways and still be correct - thus transliterating his Russian name into English as “Victor” would be just as acceptable.
    • The YOI wiki held fast for a time on using official spellings and information from the official website, but the transition of power led to a new team that started using agreed-upon info rather than solely using official info. “Viktor” replaced “Victor” on the website.
      • this change from “Victor” to “Viktor” on the wiki happened around episode 2~3, but the arguments were in the page comments since episode 1 – with moderators explaining their reasoning with sticking to official sources.
  • Victor is a flirtatious over-the-top character who will seduce Yuuri
  • Victor is the overwhelming seme and Yuuri is the shy whimpering uke.

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Pregnancy - physiology


  • hCG - human chorionic gonadotropin - present in blood and urine, produced by blastocyst and placenta
  • Low levels of hCG could mean miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, miscalculation of dates
  • High levels = molar pregnancy (cells that normally form a baby dysfunction and form cysts instead), multiple pregnancy (twins etc), miscalculation of dates
  • Progesterone increases fat deposition in early weeks and stimulates appetite
  • Increased oestrogen from corpus luteum promotes mammary gland development (breasts enlarge)
  • And inhibits ovulation via negative feedback [OES decreases GnRH release by hypothalamus –> linhibition of FHS and LH –> no ovulation]
  • Relaxin (secreted by corpus luteum) softens connective tissue in preparation for labour - not specific, all joints can be affected
  • Peaks in early and late pregnancy

Physical changes

Blood pressure

  • As early as 4 weeks into pregnancy 
  • plasma volume increase
  • caused by the affects of oestrogen and progesterone on the kidneys

OES and Prg cause vasodilation 

  • less resistance = less pressure
  • Heart rate increases by 25% to compensate
  • stroke volume increases 
  • increased overall cardiac output by 50% in third trimester

Direct action of enlarged uterus:

  • compresses the descending aorta and inferior vena cava 
  • decreased venous return - less blood in means less blood out, less blood in ventricle –> reduced pressure on walls –> reduced force to exit –> reduced placental perfusion
  • increased aortic pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • [shouldn’t sleep on back for this reason]


  • Fall in blood pressure (can cause collapse if serious)
  • Can cause foetal hypoxia even without mother symptoms

Haematological changes

  • red cell mass increase by 20% (renal - increased erythropoietin production in response to detection of blood oxygenation and sodium/water balance)
  • Plasma volume increases more than RBC count does, causing the impression of decreased haemoglobin (anaemia)
  • Increased tendency to clot (hypercoagulable)
  • due to increase in clotting factors and plasma fibrinogen
  • platelet production increase (however count drops due to increase in activity and consumption) - function remains normal]
  • WBC count may increase due to an increase in granulocytes

Respiratory changes

  • Increased chest diameter, diaphragmatic expression and elevation
  • dyspnoea common (difficulty breathing)
  • breathing becomes more costal (mouth) than abdominal 
  • mainly mediated by progesterone levels (cause bronchial and smooth muscle relaxation and hypersensitivity to CO2)

Changes to the urinary system

  • cardiac output increase –> increase in renal plasma flow and glomerular filtration
  • increase in urea, creatinine, urate and biocarbonate clearance 
  • with progesterone, renin and aldosterone up water retention increases
  • can lead to urinary stasis and increased risk of UTI
  • Any drugs given that are excreted renally must be given in much higher quantities consequently

Gastrointestinal changes

  • Appetite increase + cravings 
  • Gastric reflux sphincter relaxation (increased indigestion, also due to increased intra-gastric pressure (expanding uterus)) 
  • gallbladder dilated 
  • GI motility decreased and transit time slower 
  • albumin and protein decrease 
  • cholesterol twice normal value


  • Calcium reuptake into bloodstream results in mild decalcification of bones 
  • relaxin softens joints (pubic symphysis + alters gait (waddling))
  • abdominal muscles stretch to elastic limit 
  • stretch marks (stria gravidarum) caused by rupture of elastic fibres and small blood vessels 

Reproductive changes

  • Massive increase in mass
  • Placenta growth (nutrition, excretion, immunity, endocrine) 

Parental blood supply 

anonymous asked:

I was reading one of you analyzes and someone mentioned jimin fainting? I'm really new in the fandom and was wondering when that happened?

that happened in 2015 during one of their fanmeetings in osaka , i think this moment had left a really big impact on their relationship as a whole, and was one of the reasons why people started thinking that Osaka means something very special to them , which is something jiminpoppins pointed out .

so in 150819 jimin fell off stage/fainted during their fan meeting hosted in Osaka_japan , due to a quick drop in his blood pressure… so jungkook replaced him that day/sang most of his parts ,and  there’s a fancam of that during their “i need you” performance in which  jungkook was doing jimin’s parts , and he looked really sad, his voice was shaky as hell and his nose was very red , he was indeed crying just before going on stage, you can watch that here that actually says a lot about how much jimin means to him , of course all  the other members looked sad as well but jungkook was particularly  more effected by jimin’s absence than all of them , that might as well has helped him really realise and accept his feelings for jimin ,how much he really really loves him , cares about him and most importantly needs him

the next day 050820 , jimin recovered so he performed with them , and during jungkook’s part in “for you” , he was supposed to walk past the members but that day he stopped next to jimin and sang his line for him , his line was:[It smells like you, The road that I walk on, I plug my earphone to my status, My true feelings lie beyond there] which left jimin smiling every now and then during that whole performance throwing glances at jungkook .. here

Hey, Johnlock Fan Fic Writers

Especially new writers who are anxious about reception, TAG ME with your links to AO3 and / or excerpts on Tumblr so I can signal boost / reblog. Readership has got to start somewhere, doesn’t it?

It doesn’t matter if we aren’t mutuals or if we’ve never even met online. Tag me and I’ll be happy to help get the ball rolling on your audience.

Just keep in mind that Tumblr is a hellsite that often fails to send notifications about mentions even from mutuals. Just tag your Tumblr excerpts / ficlets with “Johnlock fan fiction” which I check on the reg, so hopefully I come across a post you tagged me in but didn’t get notified for.

So now you have at least ONE guaranteed reader, time to start overcoming the countless fears associated with putting yourself out there. I don’t care if it’s utter crap; Shakespeare didn’t come up with Henry V on the first try, while Mofftiss came up with S4 on the fourth try.

Make enough crap and you’ll eventually produce a green energy source.

Seasoned writers, with the fandom being the toxic wasteland that it is post-apocalypse, I don’t know if readership and engagement have risen or dropped due to fic-for-mental-health or fuck-this-fandom-fuck-everything. It varies among writers and fic niches, I suppose. You don’t need my help, but you may tag me too.

Once more unto the breach.

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SugarDaddy!Cal Pt.12

A/N: Okay, I already know this sucks so I’m terribly sorry, but my friend said it doesn’t sooo… I don’t have much to say this time, so yall know to get this to 100 notes and send in some feedback for the next part. Again, I’m sorry for this shitty chapter, but I hope y'all enjoy💕

**WARNING**: Draaammaaa

Parts: One/ Two/ Three/ Four/Five/Six/Seven/Eight/

The sound of Calum’s phone ringing reverberated around the white walls of the hotel room. He ignored it at first, but soon remembered that he wasn’t the only one in the room the second he felt your warm breath against his neck. He reached to grab his phone from the bedside table and answered without checking the caller ID.

“Hello?” He sighed out, rubbing the sleep from his eyes.

“Hey, Calum, how’s it going?”

“Besides the fact it’s nearly four in the morning, I’ve been doing well.”

“It’s almost one in the afternoon, mate.”

“I’m in London.” Calum groaned.“Did you need anything, David?”

“Well, we have some issues we need to discuss concerning this new "gold digger” of yours. Care to fill me in?“

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makaveli-the-avatar  asked:

Do you watch Steven Universe? The show's been going really downhill lately.

Yes, I do—or did—but I haven’t seen any episodes after “Adventures in Light Distortion” due to the very drop in quality you mentioned.

Steven Universe goes overboard with what Avatar: The Last Airbender balanced so well: compassion for one’s adversaries.

The second season of Steven, from “Story for Steven” to “Log Date 7 15 2”, reminded me a lot of A:TLA. There was a palpable sense of a planet at stake, and an invasion force that was brutal but whose gems were people, just like humans. Peridot had a Zuko-esque redemption arc and we had character development interlaced with action. We explored a lot of the complexities around the Homeworld gems and the stratification of their society. And it was all building up to the moment when the Crystal Gems would have to face the Cluster.

And then we get … “Gem Drill”.

Steven Universe set up a conflict—and then was too afraid to deliver on it. It’s as if one of the higher-ups on the show said, “Wait, we don’t want to teach kids to fight and destroy things. Let’s make the Cluster misunderstood!” There’s nothing wrong with this in theory, but the way it was executed deflates all of the tension that built up to that moment. By basically hugging it out with the Cluster, SU neutralized the sense of danger immediately, with no falling action, and without satisfying all the expectations of a genuine showdown.

Look, guys, stories need conflict in order to succeed. That’s what a story is. And by deflating the sense of antagonism and danger, the story of Steven Universe lost its way. There have been great standalone episodes since then, like “Mr. Greg”, but the plot itself lost its sense of risk and urgency. There’s no overarching structure to the story threads of Seasons 3 and 4.

Say what you will about how Aang defeated the Firelord: the Firelord was taken out in a manner commensurate with his status as a villain. We were promised an earth-shattering final battle, and we got one. We were promised that Aang mastered all four elements despite huge obstacles, and he did. And perhaps the most disappointing aspect of “Gem Drill” is that the Crystal Gems spent episode after episode bonding with each other and getting Peridot to work with them as a team … and then the whole team wasn’t even there to see the payoff of all their efforts.

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Don’t you just love, Staying up this late to study chemistry too?

anonymous asked:

So you actually want Peri to get her limb enhancers back? I always felt that she was able to reach her full potential without them, and that she learned she didn't need them to be useful. Heck, if she still had her limb enhancers, she would never have learned that she could control metal!

there’s plenty of reasons peridot had to lose her enhancers - it conveys information about her body to the audience, ties into the resource crisis on homeworld, gave her a way to discover new powers, and was instrumental in her reform arc. jasper even had some decent commentary about how the crystal gems help other gems only after they’re useless, which is true in the sense that the gems only decided peridot was “harmless” when she lost her technology, and steven only got curious when peridot seemed to need help.

but. peridot’s had her arc now, and the crystal gems trust her. there’s no need to keep her “harmless”. she clearly felt more powerful and in control with her enhancers than without them. if they’d kept them after poofing her, this would be the part where they give them back, and give peridot the choice of whether or not she wants to use them. 

sadly, that’s not an option, due to the whole “dropped in the ocean” thing… but after that, peridot has been pretty open about the enhancers being:

A.) at least an important comfort object to her

B.) probably something that helps her with her disability

we’ve only gotten subtle hints that peridot’s physical form is a bit of a struggle for her - using all fours when she runs, being too weak to rip off a panel. they’re not ‘obvious’ disability things, but they’re indicators of the larger issue (being ‘defective’ due to the resource crisis) all the same. the tech helps, and i feel peridot should be given the option. they’re not harmful to her, so why not construct new ones, or at least try to look for them? we’ve already established that steven wants her to feel comfortable: giving her paintcans to be taller, and then the ipad touchscreen.

sure, she doesn’t have a job anymore. she’s found metal power to help her feel strong, but… does that mean she should never be given the choice of enhancers ever again, and be forced to live without them? even if it makes her feel stronger, helps her defend herself in a fight, and she was SO excited to have tech again in “too short to ride”? even if they’re one of the coolest designs in the entire show? 

i don’t think the previous interesting developments we saw due to their disappearance will be neglected by bringing them back. she’ll still have metal powers and be a crystal gem. i think peridot should be allowed to choose for herself, at some point, instead of having the show say that sorry, no enhancers for you, you’ll just have to live with it, regardless of the agency and comfort they provide. 

if you want more thoughts on this subject, i also recommend @radioactivesupersonic, who is president and co-founder of the “bring back the limb enhancers” club. 

‘Deadpool 2’: Jack Kesy to Play Villain
By Dave McNary

“The Strain” star Jack Kesy has joined Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin in “Deadpool 2” in an unspecified villainous role.

Reynolds will return in the sequel as the foul-mouthed superhero with Brolin recently having signed on as Cable. “Deadpool 2” is in pre-production with shooting expected to start in June.

Reynolds is also a producer on the films with “Deadpool” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returning along with Drew Goddard assisting. “John Wick” co-director David Leitch came on board to lead “Deadpool 2” last fall after Tim Miller dropped out due to creative differences with Reynolds.

The superhero sequel has also cast “Atlanta” breakout Zazie Beetz as the mutant mercenary Domino. Leslie Uggams will return as Blind Al, Deadpool’s roommate.

“Deadpool” gave Fox its biggest hit of 2016 after opening on Valentine’s Day to a surprisingly strong $782.6 million worldwide, supplanting “The Matrix Reloaded” to become the highest-grossing R-rated film in history. Fox announced last month that it had given “Deadpool 2” a prime summer release date of June 1, 2018.

Kesy plays Gabriel Bolivar in “The Strain,” a vampire acolyte and a rock star with an appetite for recreational drugs. He also has credits on “Baywatch” and the upcoming “Horse Soldiers.”

Kesy is repped by Paradigm. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

My school is 3 buildings around a grass quad (for reference). One time my cousin (who had to drop out due to social anxiety and makes pyrotechnics in his spare time) brought in a smoke bomb into school, the head of chemistry signed off on lighting it. So in the middle of the quad he lights in and it sets off this thick black smoke. A couple of the neighbouring houses phoned the fire department.


The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Deaths

On June 30, 1980, 18-day-old Laura Woodcock died under strange circumstances at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Following the unexpected death of little Laura, the number of infant deaths at the hospital became increasingly high and was estimated to be around 20 and 40 deaths in total. When 27-day-old Kevin Garnett died on March 12, 1981, an autopsy was finally ordered. The autopsy report concluded that the cause of death was due to a high amount of digoxin, a drug used to treat heart conditions. This ultimately led authorities to think that there must be a pattern behind the high death rates at the hospital. Thirteen days after Kevin’s death, nurse Susan Nelles (on the left) was arrested on suspicion of murdering several infants at the hospital. 24 deaths allegedly occured on Nelles working shifts and according to the personnel at the hospital, Nelles also made odd remarks and showed no compassion when another infant had died. Although the deaths stopped at the hospital after Nelles’ arrest, the charges against her were dropped due to the fact that Nelles had been swapping shifts with some of the other nurses at the time of the deaths, which means that Nelles had not been the only nurse who had access to the medication. The judge also noted Nelles’ eager personality and described her as an excellent nurse. Another suspect was Phyllis Trayner (on the right), who had been seen injecting the IV line of little Allana Miller with an unknown drug. She died in the following three hours. However, no charges were filed against Trayner since many questioned the reliability of the source and due to the lack of evidence. As for today, there’s a new theory which explains that the various death cases at the hospital occured due to the chemical compound MBT, something used for the fabrication of syringes the infants had been treated with. In autopsies, it can resemble digoxin. Nonetheless, the case still remains unsolved.

anonymous asked:

Hey! Can you do a Jason x reader imagine with them having a little daughter

Written for an AU I have been working on! Another short excerpt, hope this is alright with you! Thank you for requesting!

You wrap your arms around Jason as he carries you on his back. The two of you watch as your little girl run around the garden, chasing after a butterfly. “She is going to be a handful when she grows up.” You tell Jason as you tighten the hold you have around him but not too tight because you definitely did not want Jason dropping you due to the lack of air.

Jason chuckles and turns his head to look at you. “Speaking from experience are we?” He asks cheekily and you stick your tongue out at him which causes Jason to laugh. “But yes, I feel like I am already going to have a hard time getting the boys to stay away.” He groans at the thought. “Definitely not looking forward to her rebellious teen years.”

You laugh before patting Jason. “I was not that bad of a teenager – in fact, that was when I met you!” You poked him and Jason snorts.

“I agree – you were not that bad of a teenager but I was! God, I remember giving both Alfred and Bruce a whole lot of headaches.” Jason chuckles. Those memories were one of the fondest times he remembers. Even though as a teenager, he used to hate it when both Alfred and his father figure, Bruce got on his case. The more they got on his case, the more rebellious he became. But all of that changed the moment he met you, as sappy as it sounded.

“Mummy, Daddy! Look, look, butterfly!” Your little girl runs up to you and Jason almost drops you when the both of you spy what your little girl has in her hands. It was not a butterfly but instead, she was holding a moth. You wiggle from Jason’s hold and he carefully lets you down.

“Darling, where did you find this?” You ask her and she points at a random direction. You lean forward to press a kiss on her cheek. “Let’s return that to its parents.” You tell her and your daughter nods her head vigorously before rushing off without the two of you.

“Babe, Alfred invited us for dinner tonight.” Jason has his phone out. “Should I accept the invitation? He’s making the princess’s favourites tonight.” Jason begins typing away on his phone. “Also, it seems like the Big B wants to see her too.”

You wrap your arm around his waist. “Of course; I’m pretty sure everyone just wants to spoil her again.” You laugh, thinking about the last time you had visited the manor. Your daughter has both Alfred and Bruce wrapped around her fingers. Jason drapes his arm on your shoulders, pulling you close to him as the two of you begin to walk towards your daughter who is now chattering about with a flower.

Birthday Secret [Jason Todd x Reader]

A/N: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO @memento-scribet !!!!! I saw your day wasn’t the best but I hope this may make you feel a bit better. It has your two favorite things, Jason and French Fries! I hope the rest of your special day is the all time greatest! Love you!! <33


It was that time of the year again. A very special day had made an appearance, your birthday! The amazing day that you came into this world, and Jason was grateful for this day more than anyone. Who knows where he’d be without you around?… Don’t answer that.

Any who, Jason had to do something special for you. He loves you to the moon and back, but how could he show that to you?

That’s when the light bulb turned on. Oh, did he have a plan, a very very special plan.

As you slept that morning Jason slipped out of bed quietly getting ready to put his plan into motion. However you were still passed out, completely unbeknownst to his absence.

Before the sunlight began to stream in through the windows, lightly pulling you awake. You probably would’ve fallen back asleep if you hadn’t heard the sound of a pan falling to the floor and a string of expletives run out of a certain boyfriend’s mouth.

Laughing you got out of bed and found him with a hand over his mouth, having tried to stop himself. He was hunched over picking up the pan in question. Though it didn’t take him long to give you an innocent smile.

“Whatcha doin?” asking with a certain childish tone. Raising an eyebrow at him with a grin across your face.

“Just making my beautiful girlfriend her birthday breakfast.” He stood up and walked over to you. Wrapping his arms around your waist and yours went around his neck. “Happy birthday” he said before kissing you. Making the smile on your lips grow wider. But you pulled away much to his dismay, “Finish making breakfast. I’m hungry” you laughed before pushing him away.

He only chuckled and shook his head before returning to the meal. You sat up on the counter and watched him. “So what should we do today?” asking as he continued.

“I actually have a few things planned.” He answered while focusing on flipping a pancake. “Like what?”

“I was thinking maybe go to the bookstore, then just take a walk before getting lunch. After that maybe head to the movies and catch that movie you’ve been wanting to see before dinner.” listing the idea he had for the day.

“Beauty and the Beast?!” You smiled widely and he nodded. “I think that sounds like a fantastic day.”

He plated the food before picking them both up. “Yup, so are you planning on eating there or are you going to come to the table like us normal people.”

Rolling your eyes you hopped down saying, “You sound like my mother.” Making him laugh, how you love that laugh.

Both sitting down to eat, randomly talking about things. Him saying he won’t have patrol or anything for the night and that he’s all yours. Making you beam at him.

When finished Jason cleaned up the dishes as you went to get ready for the day. It didn’t take you too long to shower, get dressed, and do your make-up.

When so, you both set out for the book store. Deciding to walk, though when Jason noticed a shiver go through you he detached his hand from yours and instead wrapped an arm around you. Pulling you into his side.

Keeping you warm until entering the small bookstore near your home. The both of you browsing the shelves together, eventually breaking away from the other. You had gone off to find a book you were dying to read recently. Upon finding you slid it from it’s spot and headed over to the cashier.

However, when you took out your money to pay it was plucked from your grasp. “No way” a voice you recognized as Jason say. Turning to see him hand his card to the cashier, “It’s your birthday, you’re not paying for anything.”

“Jay I could’ve paid for it” crossing your arms over your chest. “Not on your birthday” smirking while taking his card back. “Now come on let’s go for that walk” taking your free hand and leading you out of the store.

The walk turned out to be rather short as both your stomach’s growling interrupted it. Your walk ending at a nearby diner with the most amazing milkshakes. You ordering your favorite flavor and Jason saying he’d just steal some of yours. After ordering your lunch, Jason having made sure there were extra fries, you both enjoyed the milkshake. You also explained what the premise of the book you had just gotten was.

“I’ll have to read it when you finish, it sounds good.” he smiled, holding your hand from across the table. “Yeah I honestly think you’ll like it a lot.” taking another sip of the shake.

“Yeah I –” Though his sentence was cut short by his phone ringing. He pulled it from his pocket and checked the screen, “It’s Dick I have to take this really quick. I’ll be back in two seconds” saying as he slid out of the booth. As he left you cracked open the book to start it as he took the call.

“Hey Jay, so we’ve got things going pretty smoothly here. Roy just went out with Kori to get the cake but everything should be set for after the movie. Just wanted to give you an update.” Dick’s cheery voice spoke on the other end of the call.

“Great, glad to here. She’s going to love it.” Jason smiled, his voice almost sounding as happy as Dick’s. Which honestly surprised his brother.

“Yeah, any suspicion going on at that end?”

“Nope, we’re all good. But I’ve got to get back, thanks for the update” Jason said quickly before ending the call.

When he came back he found you already eating one of the many baskets of fries and your nose in the book. He sat down across from you again “Any good?” he asked, which had startled you.

“Sorry” he laughed “I didn’t mean to scare you” taking your hand again. “It’s okay, everything alright with Dick?”

“Yeah, he just had a question. But let’s eat I’m starving” picking up some fries himself.

The both of you didn’t really talk much while eating because you were both rather hungry. But finishing in time to catch a showing of Beauty and the Beast that Jason had planned for. During the movie he had his arm around you the entire time, occasionally hearing you hum along to familiar songs.

When it was over you had the biggest smile on your face, ranting about how good it was. So caught up in your own talking you hadn’t realized you were almost back to your humble abode. “I thought we were going to dinner?”

“We are I was just going to drive because of how cold it’s supposed to get tonight. And I want to stop by the Manor really quick to grab somethings.” taking note of how you could see his and your own breath due to the dropping temperature. “Yeah good idea”

Hopping in the passenger seat of Jason’s car you picked out the music. Saying how it was your birthday and it was only fair. Jason raised his hands in defeat and let you blare your playlist. Of which you both jammed to the entire ride.

Sadly having to end one of your favorite songs halfway through because you pulled up to the Manor. Both getting out of the car and walking up to the door. Jason using his key to get in, you found it strange to find a certain Alfred missing. Though you pushed the thought out of your head, figuring he was helping Bruce in the cave or something.

Walking in to find the Manor dark and motionless. Where was everyone?

Walking in farther, going into the living room first. But you about jumped out of your skin when the lights all turned on and everyone yelled a loud ‘SURPRISE!’ at you. You basically jumped into Jason’s arms before letting out a laugh.

“Holy Shit guys! What? Who?” confusedly asking while looking at all the familiar faces of your and Jay’s family and friends.

“Give ya one guess” Roy nodded to a certain boyfriend behind you. Turning to find Jason with a smug smirk on his face. “So that’s why you were so organized today” hitting his arm.

“Ow, that’s what I get for throwing you a party?” Fake wincing at the blow. “No that’s what you get for scaring the hell out of me” laughing before continuing “This is what you get for the party” pulling his lips to yours. Getting a whistle from who you assumed was Roy.

Pulling away you began to hug everyone there. A wide smile on your face as Jason just watched contently. Happy to see you enjoying yourself. “Not bad little bro” Dick placed a hand on Jason’s shoulder. “She really brings out your soft side” this time teasing.

Jason rolled his eyes before laughing. “Yeah, maybe you should take some advice from us. Perhaps you’ll actually keep a girlfriend” he answered back.

“Ouch” Dick winced before laughing.

Upon leaving Dick, Jason came up behind you and wrapped his arms around you. “Having fun?” whispering in your ear. Giggling you answered “Yeah, the chili cheese fry table was a nice touch” turning to face him.

He smiled, “Good birthday?” resting his forehead on yours.

You kissed him after giving him a beaming smile and answering “the best.”  

Parts of Snowfall

Aries: The way the snow shines in the morning, causing you to shut your eyes when the light bounces onto your face

Taurus:  The hopeful and lazy anticipation of not having school the next day due to inclement weather 

Gemini:  When the snowing ends, and the sky becomes a clear crystal blue and the sun seems to shine brighter than usual even though it’s colder than ever

Cancer:  Admiring the icicles that formed over your window over night

Leo:  Trying to relive your childhood by making snow angels on the ground

Virgo:  That strangely satisfying and calming feeling of staring out your window and simply admiring nature being covered in icy white

Libra:  The way your heart stops when you just realized you stepped on black ice

Scorpio:  Spinning in circles outside in the midst of a flurry, experiencing the beautiful violence head-on 

Sagittarius:  Collecting the snow flakes in your hand, trying to discern their different shapes even though you know you can’t 

Capricorn:  Trying to make a heart out of your footprints in the snow on the driveway

Aquarius:  Being for some reason entertained by the sight of seeing your own breath due to the drop in temperature 

Pisces:  The gentle caressing of the snow as it lands and melts on your face