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Jeff Atkins x Chubby!Reader

I had some ideas I needed to share!

Originally posted by cynicalsunset

  • Jeff first noticed your insecurities when you started to attend Clay’s tutoring lessons as well.
  • You’d always be wearing baggy clothing, trying to hide yourself from the world.
  • While you were distracted with your thoughts, you didn’t notice the way Jeff would look at you.
  • Clay did though.
  • He recognized that look of admiration and love in Jeff’s eyes.
  • It’s the same way he looks at Hannah.
  • Luckily, Jeff doesn’t need the extra push like Clay does when it comes to making a move.
  • Jeff was nervous though, without a doubt.
  • You weren’t like the others. You were sweet, kind, intelligent.
  • It only took a week and a half for him to realize he liked you.
  • After another week of tutoring, which included talking to Jeff about your shared English class and giving Clay romantic advice, Jeff finally makes a move.
  • “Hey Y/N, you wanna come over later?”
  • “Uh sure. Need help with English?”
  • “No, I just wanted to spend some time with you.”
  • “Oh okay.”
  • “Meet me in the parking lot? I’ll see you then.”
  • You didn’t know what to do exactly.
  • You were shocked that he had even wanted to talk to you in the first place.
  • So you found yourself waiting next to his car after school.
  • He walked over with the biggest smile on his face.
  • “You came!”
  • “You thought I wouldn’t?”
  • “Y/N L/N is unpredictable, amazingly unpredictable.”
  • As he drove you to his house, you laughed as he sang, off-key, to the songs on the radio.
  • When you got home, his parents left pizza money on the counter.
  • He ordered a pizza and just the thought of eating in front of him made your nervous.
  • The pizza arrived and Jeff loaded up his plate, while you grabbed one slice.
  • “Don’t be shy,” Jeff said smiling, “pizza is the fruit of the Gods.”
  • You had never laughed so hard in your life while you were at Jeff’s house.
  • You even forgot about those dark thoughts you had about yourself.
  • You were just you, talking and laughing with Jeff.
  • “Okay,” Jeff said after chugging a glass of fruit punch, “truth or dare?”
  • “Truth,” you said, smiling at him.
  • “Oh I see how it is. Let me do the dirty and spill punch all over myself,” you giggled at his words.
  • “That’s exactly it,” you teased and he gleamed at you.
  • “What’s something you don’t like about yourself?”
  • You were still kind of loose and relaxed so your words just slipped out.
  • “My body, it’s so just bleh. The way it looks.”
  • Jeff’s smile faded from his face and you felt awkwardness settle over your shoulders.
  • “Sorry,” you mumbled, looking around to gather your stuff.
  • As you grabbed your bag, you turned your back to the wall to text your parents.
  • That’s when Jeff stepped up and you backed up against the wall.
  • You looked up, meeting his blue eyes, which had darkened.
  • No words were exchanged between you two, just a look of understanding.
  • That’s when his lips moved towards yours and his eyes asked a question you both already knew the answer to; but being a gentleman, he asked anyway.
  • “Can I kiss you?”
  • “Can you?” You countered, earning a low chuckle from Jeff.
  • He leaned forward, his lips finally brushing against yours.
  • Jeff placed his lips against yours, in the first kiss of your life.
  • He was soft in his movements.
  • His hands glided down your sides, touching the parts of you that you despised.
  • Your arms that you thought were too big, down to your torso that you knew was too wide.
  • But with every touch, his fingers seemed to spread an appreciation through your body; loving what you just couldn’t bear to look at.
  • He even touched your thighs, after getting consent of course.
  • He lifted you up and held you against the wall as he kissed you with fervor.
  • He adored your thighs after that, because let’s face it, there would be multiple times after the first.
  • You started dating, even though you tired to keep it on the down low at school.
  • In private though, away from prying eyes, Jeff Atkins worshipped you like there was no tomorrow.
  • “You’re so amazing,” he would whisper, “no matter what you think of yourself.”
  • All those kisses he’d give you!
  • Besides the passionate kiss on the lips, Jeff would kiss a trail from your hands to the crook of your elbow.
  • “It tickles,” you giggle, only making Jeff continue his loving assault.
  • When you grew even more comfortable around him, he’d spend the night.
  • That boy loves to cuddle you!
  • He hugs all your curves perfectly, making you feel secure.
  • One day, when he heard Bryce making fun of you, he lost it.
  • He shoved him up against the lockers and yelled in his face.
  • “You talk about them like that again and I won’t hesitate to kick your ass.”
  • When he let him go, he walked straight up to you, pressing a chaste kiss to your lips.
  • After school that day, he gave you a little extra loving.
  • He kissed you until you were reminded of how valued you are.
  • That’s when it happened.
  • With his chest against yours, hand on your hip, and kissing your face he said it. 
  • “I love you, Y/N.”
  • “I-I love you too Jeff.”
  • And he does.
  • Jeff loves you very much; flaws and insecurities in all.
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Hi!

I’ve promised this a couple of weeks ago, and here it is, finally: Detailed advice on how best/cheapest to get to Canterbury.

Since the guide is 20-something pages long, I’m not copy/pasting it into this post. Instead you can check it out online.

Travel Guide on Google Docs

I’ve added a table of contents which you can use to navigate. Simply click on the entry you want to read and the doc should take you there.

As an alternative (or additional help), if you click Tools -> Document Online it should give you the outline of the doc on the left hand side so you can navigate more easily as well!

Thank you, @misssnowfoxx and @narlth for all your help and hard work in putting together this guide! It will be invaluable to many travellers, I’m sure.

Maximize your sleeping time (aka how to be a lazy asshole and sleep in)

Would you prefer waking up at 7:50 than at 7? Or maybe you’re a Tired College Student™ like me who’s in their second semester just waiting for the sweet release of death? Either way, today I’m going to be v non-studyblr and show you how you too can be a lazy asshole and sleep in.

  • Lay out your clothes the night before. If you feel like trash sweater + leggins takes 2 mins to put on and feels like PJs
    • If you shower at night just sleep in your leggins tbh.
  • If you have bangs do them the night before and sleep on your back. If you can’t keep still wear headphones bc they’ll keep you from turning. It’s better for your back anyway.
  • Brush your hair before bed and tie it up so that it’s faster to brush in the morning.
    • Tbh smoothing the ends and the top layer works just as well.
    • Get a Tangle Teezer. It’ll save you so much time.
  • If you plan on using dry shampoo, do It the night before. It’ll absorb way more oil and you just have to brush it and go in the morning.
  • If you wear makeup, have all your basics in one easy to reach place.
    • If you take the bus or sth just do your makeup there. 
    • If you need to wet your beauty blender, carry a mini spray bottle of water in your makeup bag.
  • Carry rollerballs of perfume in your backpack so that you don’t have to waste time putting it on.
  • Have your fucking backpack ready the night before.
  • Have a designated place near the door for the shit you need to carry (keys, glasses, USBs, idk). If you know what shoes you’re gonna wear, put them in front of the door and leave everything you need inside of them.
  • Putting on a coat is faster if it’s hung on a chair than if it’s hung on a hanger.
  • Breakfast is essential. Doesn’t mean you can’t just take it with you and eat it during break or on your way to school.
    • Make it the night before and put it in the fridge if it’’s temperature sensitive. Avocado toast can be turned into a mess free sandwich js. Also you can make overnight oats in a mason jar and take them with you.
  • Same with coffee. Honestly at this point just carry a bottle of it in your backpack. It lasts for like three days.

And that’s how to be a Slightly More Rested Mess. I realize this is not for everyone but hey, desperate times call for desperate meassures.

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can we end this studyblr ideal that you should be eating fruit for every snack and revising on the bus and studying whilst you walk and learning whilst you eat lunch and staying home at weekends and using every single minute of the day to be productive ??? like ??? no !! eat that chocolate that you’ve been keeping in your kitchen !! listen to your favourite song whilst on the bus !! play games on your phone at lunch time !! meet your friends and have a hella fun adventure !! its obviously okay and good to have a balance between your chill time and your study time but please for the love of god do not let studying take over your life. studying is great and its awesome and you should definitely work hard but you need to remember that your life needs to be lived

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5.5.17 // 7:05pm // guide to exam season

hello hello! i know i’ve been a little absent the past few days, but i had my last exam yesterday and now i’m finally home. i asked for advice/masterpost topic suggestions, so without further ado, here is my guide to exam season! (as requested by @rivkahstudies)

whether it’s high school finals, college finals or ap/ib exams, i’m sure we all know how it feels to have to learn (seemingly) all the knowledge ever known in a few weeks. here’s how to come out relatively unscathed:

1. pretty notes are nice, but they also take forever. i’m a huge fan of making summaries and study guides so, to spice up my notes efficiently, i pick two colored pens that I alternate between for each section/topic. 

2. on a similar vein, don’t use a billion different colors/pens/highlighters. it takes time to switch between pens or to pick up a highlighter. and to figure out what color the term/fact should be classified as. underlining and writing in all caps is just as effective to provide emphasis on something. and way faster.

3. study guides are your friend. like i said earlier, this is one of my favorite way to study for big cumulative exams. go through your notes (or the textbook) and summarize, but make sure you understand what you write down. write things in a way that makes sense to you (don’t just copy). going back over lecture notes is great because it forces you to put pieces together, calls things you didn’t get to your attention, and allows you to skip over concepts you are already very solid in.

4. learn from practice problems. if your teacher/professor give past exams or practice problems, use them. i like to go through them and, if i don’t know how to do something and wasn’t just being dumb, i take notes on key concepts/strategies used to solve the problem. this way, it’s on my radar and i can apply those strategies to other problems. if you really don’t have time (or are lazy like me), go through the solutions and take notes on any solution that you wouldn’t have immediately thought of. not quite as effective as actually doing them first, but it still helps.

5. memorize strategically. this one is really great for vocab or classes like ap spanish lit where you need to know facts about lots of different works. start by memorizing the “easy” ones that stand out. maybe you have a personal connection, or it’s the only work in that style or time period. i find starting there and working towards the more “difficult” works builds confidence and helps you be really sure of the ones you do know. if you get down to the end and there are two works you always get confused, at least you’ve narrowed down the list by having everything else locked in.

6. breathe. one of the worst things you can do is let yourself get overwhelmed (either while studying or while test-taking). don’t let yourself get to that point. if you need to take a step back, do it. pushing yourself too far can lead to a complete shut down, which will put you out of commission for (possibly) days and only fuel your sense of helplessness. exams are important, but they’re not so important that you need to sacrifice your well being.

best of luck with all your exams and please feel free to message me/send me an ask if you want more advice. i love giving it :D -m

anonymous asked:

What would you recommend getting done in the first week of school (and the week before school starts sicee those days teachers don't really tell you what will be done and everything is just slack?

The preparation part was my favourite during my school years so here we go 

The Week Before School Starts

  1. wash your backpack if possible (don’t tumble dry!) 
  2. you can also wash your pencil case if needed
  3. if you haven’t bought your supplies yet, now’s the time!
  4. also try out your pens and pencils to see if they still work (if not, replace them if needed)
  5. sharpen your pencils
  6. clean your desk
  7. put all your old worksheets and things from last year into files 
  8. label your folders (your name, class name, year) and textbooks, calculator and everything that might get switched up in class 
  9. if you’ve messed up your sleeping schedule, use the last week to try and fix it so you don’t have to run on four hours of sleep on the first day of school
  10. have a look at the curriculum so you know what’s coming up in each subject
  11. if you’re going full-on hermione, have a sneaky look at the first chapter of your textbooks or revise briefly what you did before the holidays

The First Week of School 

  1. make copies of your schedule (one for the fridge, one for your desk, one for your bullet journal/calendar or for wherever you might need one) and memorise it, especially the rooms and break times
  2. if your school has one, get access to the online learning management system if you haven’t already
  3. get your books from the school library if you don’t need to buy them
  4. if you’re at a new school, learn where the rooms are as quickly as possible, especially the bathrooms, the gym, the cafeteria and the principal’s office (and your classrooms of course) – if you don’t know your way around, ask someone to show you everything!
  5. if you get homework, do it right away. don’t let procrastination sneak up on you in your first week already
  6. if you need special supplies for some classes and your teacher told you to buy them, buy them now (especially books because shipping may take a while)
  7. copy important dates into your calendar/bullet journal (deadlines, exams, holidays, school events, trips etc)
  8. if you’re in a new school/class, try to learn the names of your classmates (maybe not all of them, but your immediate neighbours and possible group work partners) or maybe even exchange numbers/open a group chat (might come in handy if one of you is absent or needs help with homework)
  9. if you’re returning to your old school and class, arrange to meet with your friends to catch up if you haven’t seen them during the holidays! it’s usually easier during the first two weeks because you won’t have as much homework
  10. you’ll likely be introduced to new topics in different subjects - pay attention!! those basics are really important and the next weeks’ worth of content will be based on them, and it’ll make things easier for you when you learn more advanced stuff later or when you study for exams. 

You don’t have to do all of that, those are just a few suggestions based on personal experience! I hope you’ll have a great start in school :) 

These. Do all the things. 

When you first start editing it can be difficult to know where to start and what to look for. Go through your copy and highlight all these instances, then go back and remove as many as possible!
And as always with editing, take it slow.

I’d sell my soul for a movie staring The Rock, Vin Diesel, and Terry Crews where The Rock its a baker, Vin is a classical musician, and Terry is a photographer.

They get drinks after work and talk about their day and their love lives.  Terry gives great dating advice, Vin finally finds love, and The Rock bakes his wedding cake in the end. 

That’s the whole movie. It’s basically a chick flick but it stars The Rock, Vin Diesel, and Terry Crews. 

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Tutorial: how to make a study schedule.

  1. Make a reference sheet with separate lists for each subject. This reference sheet is used to orient your daily studying.
  2. List the material you need to study for each subject. Be more specific than you would be on a study schedule and make sure you put down everything you need to go over.
  3. On your schedule, highlight the exam dates and deadlines and put down any relevant information. (Get the template here)
  4. Using your reference sheet, assign certain material to go through each day.

Scheduling tips

  • If you haven’t been working on study material throughout the semester; schedule days before your study leave to work on study sheets for revision, flash cards, summaries, whatever you use to study. 
  • Take a day to gather your study material before your study leave begins. Like the weekend classes end or so. This will save you a lot of time when you sit down to study every day.
  • Schedule your studying so that you start studying for the last final first, and the first final last. Make sure you start this early enough to give yourself time to revise for the subjects you need to.
  • If you have a day between each of your finals, take the night of the final off and revise for the next exam the day after. If not, take the couple of hours after your exam off then revise for the next one.
  • Schedule the harder/heavier material in a subject first, so that you work on that material when you have more energy.
  • If you’re taking subjects that you have difficulty with, or subjects with a heavy workload; schedule catch up days. However, don’t let that encourage you to slack off. Try to stick to your schedule and only rely on the catch up days if you really need to, and if you don’t; then it’s a day off!
  • Also, schedule days off… a day or if you can’t afford it, half a day. I can’t stress how important it is to take time for yourself, it’ll help you avoid burnout. 

Disclaimer: this is the way I’ve been making study schedules since I started college. By no means am I claiming it’s perfect or that everybody should follow it.

I’m sorry I’m posting this by the end of the year when a lot of people are already done with exams, but perhaps it’ll be helpful for people taking summer courses now? And also for next year :)

A dog person - Young!Sirius x Reader

Warnings : nope, maybe the GIF that personally makes me weak

Words : 2.8k

Request : yes

Note : it’s the imagine that I wrote a few days ago and that was deleted somehow, I’m sharing it again now. I know some people had the same request but anywayyyyy (thank you to the ppl who told me to post it again btw❣️). I just imagined a Patronus for Pettigrew, don’t mind it if it bothers you. I loved this request and got a bit carried away, it was just so damn cute.


Originally posted by bentbarnes


Even at Hogwarts everybody hated monday mornings, as they symbolized the end of the weekend, the return in class and especially, implied a lot of exhaustion. In fact, everybody except the 6th years, because to them Monday morning meant Defense Against the Dark Arts. Here you were, at your usual seat next to the wall on the first row. The classroom 3C had probably the biggest windows out of all the Turris Magnus, unfortunately you were too short to observe the view -everybody was- but you still tried to take a look everytime. You were on tip-toes, taking advantage of the fact that your teacher had not yet arrived to make another attempt.


« You know Y/N, I really enjoy the view you’re offering me when you stand up like this in front of me, but I think you should just sit down as our dear Professor is here. » whispered Sirius behind you. Your cheeks turner red as you did what he said, sighing in exasperation and trying to focus on the tall man standing in front of the class. Sirius knew his little seduction game made you feel a bit flustered and that was exactly why he liked doing it so much, he didn’t want you to be uncomfortable, he was only joking and you knew it. Out of the four Marauders, you spent most of your time with him or Remus, who actually introduced you to the others after meeting you at the library.


« Today I will try, and please notice that I said try, to teach you something that I know most of you have been waiting for. » said your teacher solanemly, holding his hands together behind his back. « The majority of witches and wizards are not able to produce it for it requires patience, concentration and determination. You probably guessed it already, I am talking about the Patronus charm, one of the most powerful defensive charms that exist.»


Immediatly, everybody started to whisper enthousiasticly to their neighbors, and even Lily who usually was the definition of the model student seemed hysteric. You smiled when you saw her, her dazzling hair flying in the air while she turned around towards the boys, already beginning to discuss on the shape their patronus would take. James had already managed to produce one and it was a deer just like his animagus. He could be turbulent, sometimes even insolent, but nobody could deny that he was an incredibly talented wizard just like Remus who was sitting next to him. Strangely, he stayed away from the general euphoria which spread in the class, playing almost nervously with his hands. You frowned, ready to ask him what was going on when your teacher knocked two times on the desk with his fists. The noises stopped and everybody looked at him once again.


« To produce a Patronus, it is necessary to concentrate on your most beautiful memory, and only this one. Find the memory that warms your heart the most and say clearly, wand in hand : expecto patronum. » Suddenly, a silver eagle flew from his hand and in the classroom. It was both beautiful and captivating. « This requires training, today we shall satisfy us with approaching the theoretical side of it and in the next class, I hope that you will be ready. Just know that it is difficult to obtain a corporeal patronus, and that its purpose is not to be beautiful, but to protect you from Dementors. Whether it is a rat, cat or lion, its power will be the same : the partonus is a shield, a messenger and a protector. »


He kept speaking during the whole following hour, adding that even if the animal shape the Patronus took did not define its strenght, it could mean something important for the wizard. Leaving the class everybody had only an idea in head : discover what their patronus was. The four boys, Lily and you had mutually decided to train together by the lake this afternoon. But right now you were going to eat, Sirius and James led the group speaking loudly and walking way too fast. Behind and standing by your side, Lily seemed to explain to Peter the details he had not understood. You left them silently to join Remus who walked at the back, alone, head low and dragging his feet. He raised his head when he saw you were waiting for him and turned the gentle smile you were giving him back to you. Interlacing your arm in his, you jumped at the opportunity to be alone with him to ask him what was wrong. Remus sighed, he seemed embarrassed and you strated to worry. He looked around to be sure no one was listening and then he bent a little towards you.


« I’m afraid my corporeal Patronus gives too much away, if you know what I mean. I already tried with James and it almost worked, and I swear I saw a long hairy tail before the light went off. » He whispered, biting his lip « With you guys it doesn’t matter, but if anyone else sees it… » He didn’t finish his sentence but you knew what he meant. Remus had always suffered because of his lycantropia, his parents and him had a nomadic life before he came to Hogwarts thanks to Dumbledore. Everytime someone started to be suspicious, they left and the little Remus never got to make friends. Even now that he had friends, really good ones, he was still afraid someone would found out. Taking his hand in yours, you squeezed it gently so he knew he wasn’t alone and you were here for him.


« We can practice alone another day if you want to be sure, you don’t have to do it today if you don’t want to. »

« I think that’s a good idea, thank you Y/N. »



Around 4pm, you sat in the green grass which lined the lake, between Sirius and Peter who seemed strangely concentrated into tearing away the petals of a flower one by one. You turned around towards Sirius who was already looking at you. You felt your cheeks burn a little when he did not look away which made him laugh, revealing his white teeth and his dimples.  He was a handsome young man, really, and you never knew if you just found him attracive or if it was something more. Anyway, you came back to reality when James showed up, back from his Quidditch session. A proud smile could be seen on his face as per usual, and it grew even bigger when a bunch of Gryffindor girls passing by stared at him like he was a piece of art, or a piece of meat. It always made Sirius giggle but Lily just rolled her eyes every single time.


« Did you mess your hair up on purpose again just so you can look like some Quidditch rock star ? » suggested Remus, looking quite amused. 

« You’ll be authorized to criticize my hair when your furry little problem will be solved, Moony chéri. » teased James, winking before he spoke again while turning around « Let’s get started folks, why don’t we let the Lilliputian try first. »


Eveybody laughed, James flirting with Lily was the funniest thing ever, especially when he came up with these strange nicknames but you had to admit that for once it wasn’t so bad. She stood up, pointing her wand towards him which caused him to slightly move to the side.


« In fact I’m two months older than you Potter, show me some respect. » Remus, Peter and Sirius giggled while James seemed outraged, but before he could come back with anything Lily exclaimed, her wand pointing to the sky « Expecto patronum ! »


You held your breath just like the others while slowly but very clearly, from the tip of her wand, a bright silvery light started to burst before fading out. She tried again multiple times with James giving her advices and finally, a tall and gracious doe was running in the air, following the rythm of Lily’s laugh. Her green eyes were wide opened, she seemed proud and happier than ever. You all applauded, Peter even took a bow.


« It’s strange, isn’t it ? Your patronus is a doe and Potter’s one is a deer. If it isn’t a sign, I don’t know what it is. » teased Sirius, winking to Lily. Her cheeks turned bright red before she exlaimed « Simple coincidence, that won’t make me go out with you any sooner Potter. »


Finally you formed little groups, James and Lily stayed together, Sirius was with Peter and Remus with you. This way, the others didn’t pay attention to the fact that Moony wasn’t really trying to practice and he was pleased about it. You tried to remember all the informations your teacher gave you this morning, and took a deep breath. You hoped it would work but as Lily said again and again, it was a difficult spell and it was normal if you didn’t succeed on your first tries. For what felt like an hour you persisted, repeating the two little words again and again, sometimes managing to produce a little shiny light at the end of your wand. But no animal, nothing. Frustrated you sighed noisily, which caught the attention of Remus, Sirius and Peter. The two others seemed too busy arguing about who-knows-what, and anyway they did not really need to practice anymore. Seeing your disappointment, Sirius smiled softly before suggesting to the boys to train together and that he would help you. After all if that did not work so well that way, you could try.


« I can’t do it either, you know. Maybe it’s because you distract me. » he suggested, teasing you once more with a grin on his face.

« That’s not funny Sirius. » you whined, a pout on your lips.


He looked at them for a bit too long before coming back at your eyes. Finally he stood behind you, his chest pressed against your back. You were thankful he was behind, at least he couldn’t see your burning cheeks but it wasn’t finished yet because you could now feel his strong hand taking yours, holding your wand with you while the other one was placed on your hip. Your heart was racing and you were probably shaking too because he laughed soflty, speaking soflty.


« Maybe you’re not thinking about your happiest memory. Close you eyes, the first one to come to your mind is probably the good one, focus on it. »


Even if his body pressed against yours and his breath crashing on the thin skin of your neck did not help you at all, his soft and low voice was relaxing and you now thought of nothing else. You no longer heard the sound of the wind in the trees, nor the murmur of the water of the lake, you did not see your friends staring at you a little farther : it was his voice and his body near you that occupied all your mind. You closed your eyes as he had suggested, and with trembling lips you pronounced the two words « Expecto patronum. » You opened your eyes slowly, just in time to see a magnificent light spraying out, more powerful than what you had managed to do until then. It grew larger, Sirius’s hand still held yours and guided the movements of your wand.
After a few seconds, you saw it. In front of you stood a brilliant, tall and perfectly formed dog. But it was not a common dog, you had seen this one several times already and you recognized it immediately. You understood that Sirius did too when you felt his fingers release your hand smoothly and his body move back slowly. Your concentration broke and the big dog disappeared. You did not dare to turn around, both shocked and mute, because you finally knew what your patronus was. And it was him. It was Padfoot.



You stood there, sitting on your bed without knowing what to do or even what to think. After the events of the afternoon you quickly ran away, stammering that you did not feel well and that you were going to rest. But everyone had seen the same thing as you, and everyone knew that your patronus was none other than Sirius Black himself, or at least his animagus form. You tried to convince yourself that it was just a simple dog, but you knew what you saw. Maybe it didn’t mean anything at all, maybe it did. It probably did. Sirius and you had been friends for years and even though he liked to tease you all day long, it had never been more than a platonic relationship. As you kept thinking about this, images started to come to your mind. The day you met, how funny you found him, yet annoying. The first time you sat together in class, and how you spent the hour drawing stupid things on each other’s books. That time in 4th year when he punched a guy who insulted you, and definitely got a detention for it. When one of his pranks hurt you and he brought you chocolate and flowers to make it up. The time he hugged you so tight after Gryffindor won the house cup that you thought he was going to choke you. Maybe he wasn’t just a friend after all, and it took you a couple of years and a patronus to realize it. A knock on your door made you lift your head up, the person did not let you any time to answer and entered the room.


« Can I come in ? » asked the black haired boy.
« A bit too late to ask, isn’t it ? »


Sirius did not answer, he just closed the door leaving you both alone in the dorm. He sat next to you, your knees barely touching, but not a word was said. You looked at the floor for a few seconds before you saw him turning his head to you from the corner of your eye. Slowly, you looked at him too, your heart skipping a beat when you met his dark grey eyes.


« Why did you leave earlier ? You missed something, we learnt that Peter’s patronus is a mole. »
« You know why I left. » you said, smiling slightly at the end.
« You don’t have to be embarassed about it. » he shrugged « But I have to admit that I thought it would be something else. »
« Like what ? »
« A penguin. »


You scoffed, clearly not especting that answer. Sirius looked at you curiously, he didn’t seem to understand why you were chuckling but he still smiled when he heard your laugh.


« What ? They’re cute and funny, everyone likes penguins. » he smirked.
« Nope, you’re probably the only person to fancy penguins that much. »
« Well I don’t try to hide it. You shouldn’t either. »


His last words were whispered in your ear before he placed a soft kiss on your shoulder. You knew what he meant, and you couldn’t act as if the butterflies flying in your stomach weren’t here. He bent down to give you another kiss, on the cheek this time, but the weight of his body made you both fall back on the bed. You laughed as he found himself lying on top of you and for the first time since you met him, you saw a light shade of red on his cheeks. You stayed like this before he kissed your forehead, and then your nose. You smiled and he looked at your lips, and back at your eyes again. Your hands made their way to the back of his neck as he brushed your lips with his own, without ever pressing them together. Your heartbeating probably echoed throughout the entire room, or maybe it was his own. He smirked again when he saw the look full of frustration and desire you gave him, biting his lip and kissing the corner of your lips and then your cheek, before whispering in your ear again.

« I always knew you were a dog person. »

And after that he finally pressed his lips against yours, tenderly, as if you were the most precious thing in the world.

3

“Now I know that spring will come again”
Perhaps tomorrow

Finals week in three days. It’s just two weeks of stress and struggle, I try to remind myself. Just two weeks. If I survive the harshness of the exam-winter I can make it into spring. After all, the flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.

Thank you so much @theorganisedstudent and @thearialligraphyproject for the amazing printables! The one with the box for formulae next to the definition is so useful for economics, I swear.

(quote credits to Edward Thomas (who I studied yesterday. Score!) and Disney’s Mulan)

Sugar Daddies and Finals...

With finals in the next few weeks my stress level is through the roof. I really have to watch what you say out of stress to your Sugar Daddies because they’ll think you’re too stressed to hang out with them. I’m a nursing student, this shit ain’t easy. I wish Sugar Daddies just understood that if you get me for a few hours or even dinner, that they could just be happy…Four weeks that all I’m asking. 

They get all weird if you can’t spend the AMPLE amount of time with them when THEY want it but LOW AND BEHOLD they can travel for weeks without paying you and think it’s okay…..

UGHHHHHHHHH! 

1) Finding Sugar Daddies that are in your field of study is God sent.

Blink is a doctor, Feline Felix is a dentist… they get it. Tony Louboutin helps people buy planes…. Although he understands he wanted to wait till I was finished, aka you want to find someone else to ease your sexual tensions for money. lol Smooth recoveries right there. 

2) Make sure you have a good vanilla job to cover if you can’t see your SD.

When I first started as a Sugar Baby, I didn’t NEED the money because of my vanilla job (that I left eventually) I just wanted fun money and cool shit that I could never afford on my own. Serving or bartending a good vanilla job. You don’t have to claim cash tips OR you do and slip in the Sugar Baby allowance you get as proof of income. (You’re welcome…goodbye IRS audits). Right now I’m looking to get out of my sports bar and back into a better paying job to pay for stuff myself again.  

3) Your Sugar Daddy’s are temporary but your degree is FOREVER. 

Remember that. Get your shit in gear and get that degree! 

Sometimes I have to put that into perspective myself. If losing an Sugar Daddy income over good grades happens, oh well. My degree will eventually pay me WAY more than a Sugar Daddy can and I can rely on myself than these greedy, flaky sugar daddies one day. 

4) In the meantime…

Send your daddies extra love, sexy pictures whatever to make up for your absence. The good Daddies will understand completely. 

Hope this helps and GOOD LUCK ON YOUR FINALS! 

I love you all xoxoxox

-sbmisstaylor

natalija-romanoff  asked:

Hey, I just wanted to say that I love your art, it's so beautiful! Especially your portrait of Amren is so spot-on, I'm at loss for words here! And may I ask why you do your sketches already in grey-scale "colouring" (like shades & lightning) before colouring it? I've seen that a few times now, but I never got why it's done like this. And as an aspiring artist myself I'd love to learn more... Thanks so much in advance (you don't have to answer all this if you don't have the time or anything btw)

Thank you so much! Amren was a lot of fun to paint. 

I got in the habit of planning out my pieces a bit before I move on to the final painting. I like blocking in the big shapes to get a better feel for what is working and not working within a particular composition, and I do the shading to get a better feel for the lighting. This greyscale shading is just a quick way for me to plan everything out, but I’ve also done line-work sketches with some quick hatching, as well as some quick sketches in color.

Even with the planning, I tend to tweak things quite a bit as I work so I don’t always spend as much time on my sketches as I probably should. The better I plan, the smoother the final illustration goes.

Here are a few examples of a sketch compared to the final illustration: