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Chicken Parm-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash by Tasty

Ingredients:
Large Spaghetti Squash
2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts /cut into strips
2 Eggs /beaten
Flour
Italian Style Breadcrumbs
Marinara Sauce
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Italian Seasoning
Salt
Pepper
Oil for frying

Preparation:
With a sharp knife, slice the squash in half. (If the squash is too tough - puncture in several places forming a dotted line around the squash. Microwave for 3-5 minutes to soften. Allow to cool before cutting in half - following the dotted line). Scoop out the seeds - brush with oil, salt, and pepper, - and roast face down in a preheated oven at 375˚F (190˚C) for 35-40 minutes (until a fork can easily pierce the skin).

Meanwhile, slice the chicken breasts into strips. Place flour, beaten egg, and breadcrumbs into three separate bowls. Coat each strip with flour, then egg, and then roll in bread crumbs.

Heat a well-oiled skillet over medium/high heat. Fry the chicken strips (in batches if necessary) until golden brown on all sides and cooked through. Set aside on paper towels.

Once the squash has finished roasting - remove from the oven and let it set for a few minutes before turning over and pulling at it with a fork. Shred the inside of each squash, being careful not to poke through the skin. Pour marinara sauce over shredded squash. Top with chicken strips, then more marinara, and finish with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of Italian seasoning. Return to the oven to bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted. Enjoy!

dean grins, an unabashed smile he doesn’t usually let other people see.  he gives sam’s ass a hard whack, laughs when sam jumps a hundred feet into the air.

“ready?” dean says, both hands in the “r” hand shape, shaking them gently.  the sign for ready.

sam just gins back at him, trying not to get lost in dean’s eyes.

“you can’t look.  that’s cheating.”

sam rolls his eyes, but does as he’s told, rolls back over so dean has perfect access to the expanse of sam’s naked skin.  this game they’re playing is different.  he doesn’t often use his voice – ever, if he can avoid it – but alone with dean, it’s different.  they sign 98% of the time.  it wasn’t like that a few years ago, maybe longer ago than that…  but they’re so in sync with each other now, dean doesn’t appear to miss talking.

he feels the warm pad of dean’s finger press gentle against the small of his back, a small, straight line, followed by a dot.

“i.”

dean places a kiss to the globe of sam’s ass.  apparently a right answer.

two lines, a right angle this time.  a circle.  an acute angle.  a stranger shape, has to be some other kind of letter.  dean’s finger sends electric shocks through sam’s body.

“love?”

another kiss to sam’s ass.

some more strange shapes, letters that sam has to grasp for.

“sam?”

he finally feels dean smothering his skin with his own body, fully enveloped by dean – dean’s scent, dean’s skin.  dean’s kissing his neck.  he holds a fist up and rocks it back and forth – yes.

sam manages to roll over underneath his brother’s body.  he could sign, but he chooses a different path – wants dean to hear it even though he can’t.

“i love you.”

BTS reaction: falling asleep while waiting for them

B.A.P ver.

JinQuietly he opened the door to your apartment. It was already past midnight and the last thing he wanted to do was to wake you up. He knew that you had to work tomorrow and that you should rest well. So he was even more surprised when he found you, at least asleep, sitting on the coffee table with a book in front of you. The candles you have lit were burned down and the CD you put into the player already run for the hundredths time. Jin stood in the doorway and looked at you with a warm smile decorating his face. That’s when his mom-mode kicked in. He quickly blew out the candles, put a bookmark into the novel you were reading, turned off the CD player and then, very gently, he shook you awake. “Y/N, you need to sleep in the bed or else you will wake up with bad neck pain tomorrow.” He stroke your hair and smiled. When you slowly woke up, still dazed with sleep, Jin took your hand in his and lead you to the bedroom. “I’ll join in a moment.” He promised, after he put you into the bed and covered you with your favourite blanket.

SugaTo fall asleep next to you. That was everything he thought of, as he ponderously walked up the stairs to your apartment. When Suga checked the time he whined, knowing that he could only sleep for a good amount of six hours, before he had to wake up again. The door swung open and he threw his bag into the corner, walking directly to the bedroom when he saw your figure from the corner of his eye. Seemed like you turned the couch into a bed and according to the DVD boxes on the table, you had a nice evening while you waited for your boyfriend. He tilted his head and smiled widely. Yoongi quickly changed into his sleeping clothes and then joined you on the couch. He wrapped both of his arms around you and pulled you close. “Goodnight, jagiya.”

J-hope He sent the sixth message, saying that he was on his way home now. You stopped answering an hour ago and he was worried a little bit, but according to the time, half past midnight, it was possible for you to be asleep already. He was calmed down when he opened the front door and spotted you on the sofa. A big grin spread across his face and he pulled out his phone. Hoseok walked over to you, kneeled down and gave you a kiss on the nose. He raised the phone above his head and took a selca, which he planned to share with the rest of BTS. Just to brag about how cute you are when you were sleeping. He didn’t plan to wake you, but instead he fetched your blanket from the bedroom and covered you with it. He decided to stay awake for a few more minutes, so he sat down beside your face and leaned onto the couch. Ten minutes later you were both snoring like world champions.

Rap Monster He completely forgot the time when he sat down in the studio and worked on some new songs he wanted to release eventually.  A gasp escaped his mouth when he looked at the ticking clock on the wall. It was nearly 3 a.m and when he checked his phone his heart dropped. He had twenty unanswered messages from you and three missed calls. Namjoon quickly responded to you, saying that he is on his way home now. You didn’t answer. When he opened the door to your apartment he expected you to be all angry, but instead the sweet tune of your favourite Disney movie caught his ear. You’d only watch this one, when you were in a good mood. He walked towards the bedroom door and opened it a crack. “Y/N…?” The rapper asked softly. He peeked through the door and spotted your face, buried in between the numerous pillows you owned. His lips curled into a warm smile. He chuckled and went to your bed, where he laid down next to you and placed his hand on your cheek. You opened your eyes slowly and when you saw your boyfriend laying right beside you, you couldn’t help but smile too. “You’re home?” You put your hand on his. “I’m so sorry I didn’t call you. I was at the studio and turned my phone off, because the boys always spam the group chat but I had to work an-”. You silenced him with a soft kiss on his lips. “It’s okay. You’re here now. That’s what counts”

JiminHe could barely keep his eyes open as he entered his apartment and threw his shoes in one corner and his bag in another. The dance practice took longer than he thought and every bone of his body longed for the comfortable bed. A yawn escaped his mouth and he definitely just wanted to go to sleep, when he heard a dull sound coming from the living room. He raised a brow and went to check where the noise came from. The book on the floor lowered his anxiety that it might be a thief who wanted to visit him, and when he recognised your sleeping face, a sigh of relief left his body. Smilingly he walked towards the couch where you rested and put the book on the table. Jimin didn’t know you would wait for him in his apartment. He was flattered. The thought of you deciding to come over while he was at work and wait for him warmed his heart. He ignored that you were sleeping and pulled you into a warm embrace. The vocal hid his face in your sleep-warm neck as you slowly woke up. “Hey” You whispered and lazily put your arms around his waist. “I love you” , he mumbled into your hair and placed a kiss on it, too.

V: Summer was finally here and somehow you managed to catch the flu. It was hot outside, the sun finally shone and every one of your friends asked if you’d like to join their BBQ party, but you had to turn them down. Coughing and sneezing you wondered what Taehyung was doing. He left about twenty minutes ago and wanted to grab some medicine for you from the store around the corner, but being the idol he is , some fangirls probably saw him and now he’s busy signing their phonecases or schoolbags. Whatever they had. You turned around, covered your aching body with the heavy blanket and closed your eyes. ~ “Where is it again?” Tae scratched his head and looked left and right. He finally spotted a town map and ran towards it. The red dot showed his position and he followed the lines with his index finger. “Left, right, left, left and right. Thats my apartment and where I came from… I went left from there but I just had to go right?!” He grimaced and turned around again, to walk all the way back. While he continued to scold himself for being so stupid he pulled out his phone and send you a quick message, confessing that he went into the wrong direction. About ten minutes later he left the pharmacy with a coughing syrup, something for your headache and a medicine for a sore throat. V ran home as fast as he could. He stumbled up the stairs to your apartment, swung the door open and hurried to the bedroom. “Y/N, I’m so sorry I live here for such a long time and I mana-” He cut himself off as he realised you were in deep sleep. “Oh, so cute”, he whispered and sat down on your side of the bed. Taehyung placed the medicine he bought on the small desk beside your bed and turned around to face you. A loving expression arose on his face and he smiled brightly. Completely ignoring the thought of getting sick too, he bent over and kissed the corner of your mouth. V decided to let you rest, even though it was in the middle of the day. He quietly left the room and went to the kitchen to prepare some food for you.

Jungkook: “Yah, you were up all night just to finish this book?” It was 7 o'clock in the morning and Jungkook walked into the living room where you sat on the couch and held the book you were reading yesterday in your hand, like it was a precious treasure. “Of course! It was to interesting to put it down!” You defended yourself and threw a pillow at him. “And I’m not even tired!” The proud confession left your mouth together with a yawn. Jungkook chuckled. “Of course you aren’t. I’m in the kitchen and make some breakfast. Do you want a tea?” You nodded and stretched yourself. When your boyfriend left the room, you sprawled out on the couch and closed your eyes. “Just five minutes.” You mumbled into the second pillow that was left on the sofa. Jungkook came back two minutes later, only to find you snoring and drooling all over the cushions. “Not tired, huh?” He lifted his eyebrows and fetched your phone from the table. The maknae took two pictures and saved one as your background and one as your screensaver. “What a nice evidence”, he chuckled and sent himself the cutest one, just to save it as his phone background. “But I’m not gonna carry you to the bedroom. You will sleep here.” Jungkook said, as he smilingly placed a blanket over your body.

~~~

I hope you like it

~Admin Tatsmato~

anonymous asked:

What do you think the black turtles in Over the Garden Wall represent? I've debated it back and forth with myself but I'd love to hear your interpretation because your cartoon analysis is always interesting. :)

Ah yes, the dreaded black turtle question. I knew this day would come sooner or later. (Spoilers follow.)

In his interview last week with The Dot and Line, Patrick McHale responded to the question “What’s with the turtles?” thus: “It’s an imperfection in the quilt.” At first, when I read this, I thought he was just admitting that he didn’t know himself. (Poets, am I right?) But my second thought was that he might perhaps have intended it more literally. That the turtles might be little fractures–cracks between the spiritual plane of the Unknown and the reality which Wirt and Greg inhabit. There have to be rips in the fabric somewhere or they would never have been able to fall through. And it’s fitting somehow to consider the Unknown as a quilt, stitched together as it is out of a hundred eras into something eerily coherent. But you can’t hem a world like that together and expect it to lack a tear in the seams here and there. 

I don’t have much in the way of concrete evidence to back this up, but it’s nice to think about. 

anonymous asked:

Hello...I was thinking, would it be okay if I ask for some advice? You see I draw, and I really love drawing, but I draw more on the animated side. But I love realism, my wish is to draw a person, and that it will look a like, but I keep trying and trying, and it's never good. When I see all your works, I wish I could draw just like you and the other artists. I really want it, but I don't know how to.

Hi! ^^

First of all, I’m sorry for this late reply. I just wanted to wait a bit until I have more time so I can make a short tutorial about this since I promised to give some tips/make tutorials a while ago. ^^ (Friendly reminder, English is not my first language, so forgive me any language mistakes.)

The most important thing in realism is being accurate with the proportions of our model’s face. If you don’t catch their characteristic features, our model won’t be recognizable.

I won’t explain here basics of face anatomy because there are plenty of tutorials about that everywhere (for example these two: male, female).
When I sketch a face I always try to remember all those rules. For example eyes are in the middle of the head (not face), tip of the nose is in the middle between eyebrows and chin. These two are always the most important for me as you will see below.

Step 1

I sketch a circle which helps me with catching a basic shape of skull. I always draw it so it runs through the tip of the nose if that makes sense (ofc I don’t draw it on the reference, all of the lines sketched on this reference are drawn for the sake of science to show you how I translate all those proportions in my head >.<). After sketching the circle I try to catch directions of a jaw, ear and forehead.

Step 2

As I said before I remember that eyes are in the middle of the head (in this perspective) and that’s where I draw the line. Then I mark the tip of the nose - the circle tells me where it should be drawn.

Step 3

Next I try to imagine where I should place the rest of details. Eye line and nose are my anchors at this point. I try to translate distances between the corner of the eyes and nostrils. I also notice that here the corner of his eye is in the same line as the corner of his mouth. It’s the same situation with sketching eyes. The upper eyelid of his right eye (our left) is in the same line with the left pupil.
This step is probably the most important because if you translate those distances messily your sketch won’t be accurate and won’t catch the distinctive features of the person you draw. For example if you draw wider nose it won’t be Jeon’s nose anymore.

Step 4

At this stage I connect those dots I made in step 3 and follow the lines from step 1 to draw initial lineart. Also according to the basics of face proportions, his ear should be the same lenght as his nose, it’s just a bit lower.


When you draw a specific person it’s important to remember about their characteristic features just like Jeon’s thin upper lip and quite big nose, Joonie’s round face and big lips, Tae’s big ears and big eyes, Suga’s triangle eyes and quite wide nose. Just try to observe which features are characeristic for a specific person. (Here noran made great BTS faces studies)

What is really helpful with noticing your mistakes that may ruin a portrait so it doesn’t look accurate? Flipping horizontally and zooming out! Our eyes quickly get used to what we see so flip your painting often. Also taking short breaks every hour helps to look at your drawing with a fresh eye.

Yeah, i think that’s all i wanted to say here. I hope I answered your question, my dear anon, and helped you with this messy tutorial :’D (and a few more people who asked me to make them^^)
Also draw what you see, not what you think you see (this is the coolest advice I’ve ever heard and I will repeat it forever, I’m not even sorry haha). You can flip your reference vertically and paint it like this, that’s a really nice practise! :D

Just don’t give up and practise a lot, you will finally get there! Good luck! ^u^

meganlpie  asked:

I really liked "In The Shadows!" Will there be another part?

Yes there is!  Right now.  Here is Part 3 for you NCIS fans, comin’ ‘atcha!

(Part 1  Part 2  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Epilogue)


Feeling his phone vibrate, McGee puts his cell phone to his ear.

“Please tell me you got somethin’, Abby,” he pleads.

“I do, but you’re not gonna like it,” she says from her lab, her expression sulking as she stares at her computer screen.

“I have the camera feed traced, and I have an address,” she says.

“Well, give it to me!” McGee shrieks.

“That’s the issue.  The bombs strapped to her have an automatic detonation on them.  When you guys walked into the building, you walked through miniature bio-metric scanners that uploaded your body prints to the little memory chips implanted in the individual bombs strapped to her body.”

As McGee’s face drops, Gibbs rips his phone from his hand, placing it to his ear as he takes a deep breath.

“Abs?”

“Long story short?  None of you can leave without detonating the bombs,” Abby breathes.

Sighing as Gibbs looks around, his eyes darting around the room as he tries to find any way to escape, he takes a deep breath and turns his attention back to the stage.

“What about her?” Gibbs asks.

As Dr. Mallard furrows his brow, his body turning to Gibbs as DiNozzo and McGee open their mouths in protest, Gibbs shoots them a death-glare as Abby clacks away over the phone.

“Technically, I would think so.  Her bio-metric scan isn’t showing up on any of the memory chips,” she confirms.

Cutting the phone call as he tosses the cell phone back to McGee, he approaches the stage as he hops up, taking your hand from Palmer as Gibbs wraps his around around your back, steadying you on your exhausted legs as you place your forehead onto his shoulder.

“We have an address,” he murmurs into your ear as Palmer makes his way to the side of the stage, sitting down and catching his breath.

“Alright,” you breathe.

“Next question!” your brother roars.

Whimpering as you wipe the sweat from your brow off on Gibbs’ shirt, you stumble in your dancing, prompting Gibbs to reach out and catch you around your waist for fear of you plummeting onto your back.

“We can’t leave the building,” Gibbs says as he helps you to your feet.

Looking at him as the two of you begin to move once more, your feet slipping and sliding on your pools of sweat as you breathe harder and harder, Gibbs leans into your ear and whispers, “…but you can.”

Nodding slowly as your mind processes what he is asking, you close your eyes as your brother begins to boom over the loudspeaker once more.

“Who are you?” he asks.

“No,” you whisper, shaking your head lazily as your eyes begin to roll into the back of your head.

“WHO ARE YOOOOU!?” your brother yells, causing everyone in the room to jump.

“No!” you roar, letting go of Gibbs as you stand taut on stage, your eyes situated above the massive archway of the door at the little blinking red light that everyone, except for you, had missed.

“10…” you brother starts.

“Y/N,” Palmer begs.

“9…” he chuckles.

“Miss Y/N,” Dr. Mallard pleads.

“8…”

Feeling a tug at your hand, you look over to see a stone-faced Gibbs, his jaw taut as he squeezes your hand in reassurance.

“I have an idea!” you call out.

No response…but the counting had stopped.

You had his attention.

“They can’t leave,” you say, pointing around the room as your chest heaves, your scantily clad body beginning to form bruises on your legs and feet from dancing for a full-on 5 hours.

Silence.

But still…no counting.

“What if I did?” you ask.

“No,” you brother states.

“You didn’t let me finish…” you sing-song, a light grin ticking across your lips.

“What if I came to you?” you breathe, your eyes focused on the red dot as McGee follows your line of sight, his eyes widening as he begins walking towards the archway.

“Be careful, Timothy…” your brother warns.

“You didn’t answer my question,” you state.

“It’s not your questions that need answering,” he retorts.

“What if I continued to answer them?” you throw back.

Silence.

“How would you do that?” he asks.

“Simple.  I come to you.  They stay here.  No guns.  No handcuffs.  Just you and me and the microphone broadcasting your voice,” you state.

As Palmer shakes his head in the distance, you swallow hard, trying to keep your fears at bay.

“Seems James isn’t a fan of that plan,” your brother muses.

“It’s not James’ call,” you slap back.

Silence.

As the seconds tick by, your head slowly turning to Palmer as his eyes plead with you to find another way, you hear your brother take a deep breath.

“So…do we have a deal?” you ask, your eyes never wavering from Palmer’s.

“………deal,” he growls.

False Pretense IV

Prompt: Jensen manages to convince you to take him with you on the shapeshifter hunt.

Pairing: Jensen Ackles x Reader

Warnings: none

Words: 5750

Fourth part to False Pretense

[Part I] [Part II] [Part III]

It felt as if Jensen had forgotten to breathe. Looking at the real Bobby made him feel like he has been lied to his entire life. He couldn’t deny the fact that Eric was great at keeping a secret, telling lies rather than the truth, but he couldn’t help but wonder how many times Eric has exactly lied to him. And Jo… even Jo has lied to him, which makes him think how reliable Jo really is. He wondered if she intentionally went along with the whole thing and how long she was willing to extend it. He tried to go back in time to remember if you had anything to do with this little scheme as well, but he couldn’t remember to save his life.

“This doesn’t make any sense,” Jensen whispered, watching as Bobby stood up to walk around the desk. “What-” He scoffed. “What’s happening? Is this… Is this some kind of joke?”

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anonymous asked:

It wasn't often that Strange wandered this far out of his home dimension. In truth, it was the presence of an unusual anomaly that brought him here, to a small outer realm that seemed out of place in the multiverse. Curious, Strange opened a portal to Auzorea, and stepped through, taking a look around. (magicdoctors)

An interference between the link between the entrance and destination would reroute him in the midst of space. Canvarose; a small universe compared to his own was empty even for a small universe, with little planetary bodies to twinkle the empty void, let alone nebulae nor galaxies. The Doctor would see a nearby planet engulfed in what seemed like an Ocean on his left whilst on his right, a rare sight was about to unfold.

A tiny flash of brilliant light would appear before it seemingly twirled and split from one, then two. Slowly, a trail of astral light would follow the balls of light as they were swung outwards with a spiral of cosmic matter slowly thinning the line as it travelled further but covering more matter sideways, followed by a sudden illumination of countless light around the lines before dots would reveal itself to be the creation of a Galaxy.

The gentle swirl was then combined with a thrust from the original light as the Galaxy slowly began to grow and move away

The original light’s source stood still as it ended the performance with a pose, as if dancing.

Dancing to form the stars.

@magicdoctors

Scandal 5.21 Thoughts

Not a review but a collection of scenes and my thoughts on them. The Scandal finale was boring- it was boring and predictable but I surprisingly enjoyed it for many reasons and it leads to a exciting and hopefully uplifting next season.


                                              Fitz



For starters Fitz; I have conversed with some people and it is amazing and complete irony how Fitz has escaped his ‘creators’ –Mellie, Cyrus, Olivia, Big Jerry. All of these people have said it once or every chance they get that they have ‘made’ Fitz and how they left because of him yet they all are clamoring to get back to him. This is one of the reasons why the Ex-Lady gang is united in blue and their Fitzless solidarity because for so long their life has revolved around Fitz (2x08- Mellie in the hospital asked Olivia: can she imagine life without him- what was she going to do- what were they going to do) and  now without him holding them back and being their excuse for their setbacks and failures they have no choice but to find their place outside of his circle.’Winning’ for Olivia is not about Mellie, winning is for Olivia like she told Jake in the finale “I have not gone through what I have gone through…” just to give up now, Olivia has lost too much to lose this presidency, she needs all of this to have a meaning; otherwise she lost everything for nothing.

Which brings to Mellie Grant

How dare Mellie come to Fitz who actually did her a sold by agreeing to come on stage and talk about her; Olivia was shocked when Abby told her that Fitz was agreeing to everything and yet for Mellie it was not enough because he is not giving enough credit to her…ugh Mellie got exactly what she wanted with Fitz’s presidency which is why I struggle with tolerating Mellie because her character arc at times is conflicting. Mellie condoned and supported the Olitz affair, she induced her labor to keep Fitz , she lied about defiance and Olivia and Cyrus when Fitz was broken, and then when the secret was out she still fought to keep Fitz making Olivia and Fitz’s life a living hell and now to add the cherry on top- Mellie has Fitz’s ex-girlfriend working for her and never once taking into consideration how Olivia is feeling because it’s all about Mellie.

Originally posted by ohmyreactionsgifs

Then Mellie talks about Fitz’s whiteness ugh boo boo a white woman still gets paid more than a black woman and secondly I thought Mellie came from old- money; I thought that was why Big Jerry picked Fitz to marry her and third Mellie went to Harvard and was top of her class so please Mellie, save me your violin. I honestly can’t with Mellie and her self-righteousness as if she is truly inferior with her porcelain skin and big blue eyes…Mellie is simply a ‘feminist’ now because it suits her needs.

Mellie than exclaimed she got here on her own unlike Fitz.

Uh Mellie, you had cuckoo OP literally doing your dirty work and destroyed a women’s career (Susan’s) thereby making you the Republican Candiate- you did not get there on your own and you most certainly didn’t earn it…it was handed to you by Olivia Pope so please have all the seats because you talk about Fitz’s entitlement yet you are the only one screaming from the mountain ‘I am owed and deserved’, and because Mellie knows the exact buttons to push and hurt someone Mellie had to bring up Olivia escaping Fitz.

Originally posted by winxwid

Let me remind you that Fitz has already read Olivia’s medical file and saw the abortion so right now Fitz is hurting and taking a ‘L’ once again from Mellie…sigh, boy I can’t wait for karma to bite Mellie’s patsy ass because her white victimization is astonishing .

When Fitz preaches about serving his time in the White House he is speaking of truth and the irony of it all is that everyone is clamoring to get back into the White House prison- Olivia, Mellie, Cyrus.  But the true joke and laugh will be on Mellie when she realizes that she is stuck and all along Fitz was warning her about the inevitable.

But while I hate what Mellie said and don’t agree with her, it did lead to a more powerful moment of reflection and understanding on Fitz’s part.

                                                       Olitz.


The Olitz was scene was everything ! I’m not sure how the ‘blue’s clues’ gang deduced that Olitz is dead because if anything hope has never been more evident than in that scene. Fitz saw the file on Abby’s desk (why in the hell would Abby leave that highly classified information just on her desk but I’ll digress) Fitz saw the file and he was in disbelief, shocked at what he has just found and read; he knew it couldn’t be true, he knew it was a lie- that Olivia didn’t actually have a abortion but it’s real and she did.

Olivia’s abortion is her choice but I am happy that Fitz knows because it will lead to their reunion being a happy one, were all the cards are on the table.

*sidenote Olivia does not know that Fitz knows about the abortion but she feels that there is more to the story but what she can’t exactly put her finger on.

But I want to commend Fitz for everything he is and everything he has done; baby’s hat has never been brighter and I can only imagine what will happen when Olivia finds out that Fitz knew and he forgave her- that he understood her…..I’m not ready for that moment.

I have said this before and I will say it again- Fitz is truly Olivia’s light and he will slowly guide her home. Olitz has never been more promising and true; when Olivia walked into the White House and Abby tried desperately to stop her, afraid that Fitz will chew Olivia up and spit her out but at last he does nothing of the sort.

Originally posted by allie-rva

Sure Olivia you say you came to the White House for Mellie and Jake but the way you are looking at Fitz right now, tells me otherwise. Olivia is mixing business and pleasure- mostly pleasure, seeing Fitz is just a treat for all that hard gladiating she is doing right now. All interactions between Olivia and Fitz have been due to Olivia seeking Fitz and not the other way around which is why when the moment comes where Olivia is healthy and ready she will have to go to Fitz wherever he may be.

*side note can we laugh and chuckle at how Olivia and now Fitz have shut the doors on their sides faces.

I love how Olivia walks to the Presidential seal in order to keep distance from Fitz, expecting a fight or exchange of words.  For the sesame street crew come close so that I can draw some dots in order for you to follow the lines. Olivia could have called Fitz and told him on the phone that Mellie better yet herself was picking Jake as her VP, but Olivia is petty and wanted to make Fitz jealous and get a response out of him so she came to the WH and did him a ‘favor’ since she felt ‘she owed him this much’ but Fitz doesn’t give Olivia the response she wanted. What Olivia wanted was for Fitz to shout out at her, or to put it in layman terms Olivia wants Fitz to care. Which is why when Huck asked how it went with the President Olivia responded with ‘Good. Fine. It was fine.’ Olivia is desperate for Fitz’s attention because it was always the one thing in life she was sure of but Fitz being understanding and accepting is confusing and painful for Olivia. Fitz is growing and moving on with his life and he has left Olivia all alone again; I wonder if Olivia feels abandoned by Fitz (Yes, she left him but Olivia often speaks the opposite of what she feels, when she pushes Fitz away she typically expects him to pull her closer and the fact that Fitz has respected her wishes is frightening for her)

These ochokers are talking about how much Olivia loves Jake yet every interaction between them is forced upon by Jake himself. Olitz’s interactions have been due to Olivia seeking Fitz- not the other way around. Olivia came to the oval because she wanted an excuse to see him whereas joke has to assemble everyone to make Olivia go and see him. Olivia entering the White House was a choice, she was expecting and hoping that by telling Fitz that she was making Jake, Mellie’s VP he would be petty and make a few remarks about her still playing her games, but Fitz looks at Olivia and ask her to sit down with him which shocks her.

 I just want to appreciate this moment for what it is worth.

The look of ease on Fitz’s face as he smiles at Olivia with clarity and understanding. Fitz tells Olivia he misses her and everyone including Olivia’s lips begin to tremble because some were expecting Fitz to yell and shout but he does the opposite, he sits and stares at Olivia as if she is Christmas Morning. Olivia is clearly affected by what Fitz is saying and doing and it is everything she wants to hear and yet it’s not. But Fitz has to tell Olivia the truth, he misses her- not the sexual intimacy but he deeply misses his best friend. Fitz misses talking to Olivia and listening to her and so he ask Olivia does she feel that he listens to her enough and Olivia smiles and makes a joke saying ‘when’ and sadly this is the first time I recall Olivia making a real joke this entire 5b season.

Fitz smiles at Olivia sadly and he tells her in so many words that he understands why Olivia wanted to be free.

The true beauty of Olitz is that they are able to read each other so well that Olivia knows that there is more to this story just like Fitz knows when Olivia says ‘she’s fine’ she is never actually ‘fine’- for the ‘Blue’s Clues gang’ this is what it means to love, you don’t ignore your partners feelings and say ‘she’s fine’ after murdering a man, you don’t down play their call for help and then expect them to save you- that is not love, that is not even lust, what that is a parasitic relationship.

There is something organic in how Olivia and Fitz managed to find love in a world incapable such feeling;Olivia was never supposed to fall in love with Fitz but he slipped through cracks of her wall and found his home.

Fitz tells Olivia what Mellie said and asked her if she believes and feels this way too, that he is “Controlling, manipulative, and narcissistic.” Olivia doesn’t want to comment and get in between him and Mellie which cause Fitz’s eyebrow to arch and Olivia to laugh at her own words because she has always been in between Fitz and Mellie; she is actually between them right now, but Fitz apologizes anyways to Olivia for everything he has done to cause her to run from him.

Fitz has grown and developed into not just a great President but a man who Olivia can depend to be her strength when she is weak. Fitz is becoming the man everyone always knew he would become but he is more than what anyone imagined. Fitz’s self-assurance is powerful; everyone is struggling to find their place and purpose in life and for a man who only has 5 months left in his term, his future would be the bleakest yet it’s the contrary, Fitz’s future has never been brighter. Fitz is power, not the White House, not the people taking orders from him but Fitz is the true sign of power and the beauty of it all is that nobody sees it. Everyone is struggling and trying to find their place and who they are -Mellie, Cyrus, Abby, and Olivia. They all assume power is the key to freedom when in truth freedom is not obtained through physical conquering- freedom and purpose is not this elusive symbol that is only obtained through ‘conquering’. Freedom is when the heart and soul are no longer captive to those who put them captivity.

Once Fitz said he was sorry, Olivia is frozen, emotionally stunned by this beautiful man sitting across from her apologizing, for what she is not exactly sure.  Olivia actually felt something. It wasn’t Olivia being the campaign manager or Fitz being the President; for the first time in a long time they had ‘one minute’ where it is just them as they always desired it to be.

Unequivocal sadness fills the space as these two individuals so desperately in love with one another seem incapable of having the life they desperately deserve and earn.

There is this moment of reflection and understanding that fills the silence between. As their music cues Olivia is looking at Fitz and seeing him for all his worth- this is the man she fell in love with.  After everything they have said and done to one another, Fitz did not take her breath away he actually filled her lungs with air; she’s been suffocating- drowning and this moment with Fitz however short it may be gave Olivia not what she asked for but what she desperately needed.

Fitz is absorbing Olivia, taking her all in- seeing the beauty in her imperfections. Fitz is not commenting on her hair or her exterior appearance, you can see clearly that Fitz is looking directly into her soul and seeing her for all of her Worth and Olivia is looking at Fitz and seeing him for ALL of his Worth  There is this moment of appreciation silently exchanged between these two souls and your heart can’t help but become heavy as you think about ‘what if’

This scene is so similar to the day they first met- where these two broken souls found their kindred spirit in the other.

The thing about true love is that it is never orchestrated, it happens accidentally, in a instant these two atoms crashed together,in a moment that will forever change their trajectory on life and love because it wasn’t until they became one that they saw the future embedded into the iris of their eyes.

I know people are disappointed that Olitz didn’t have this fight where they fight and argue and Olivia is able to blame Fitz again, but this is truly refreshing and key to not only Olitz’s progression but Olivia and Fitz’s separate journey. Fitz’s growth is commendable, and it is amazing how so many felt he was the weak one yet he is the definition of strength and power. Fitz is the only character that has looked at himself and wanted to change the outcome- how Fitz understands Olivia even when she doesn’t understand herself is the truest depiction of love. Love is when you love a person not when they are at their best but when they are at their lowest. While that moment was for Olivia it was also for him; that was Fitz’s closing his own red door- by not placing blame on Olivia but himself for what happened to them and their future.

Fitz tells Olivia he is changing his speech and Olivia quickly says ‘good’ but she wasn’t really listening, what Fitz has just said and the way he looked at her has her head spinning and so she can’t help but ask ‘why’ and Fitz says simply ‘because she asked me too’

Olivia makes an ‘hmpf’ sound not because she is angry but quite the opposite. All it took for Fitz to change his mind was to be asked, to have her come to him and actually talk. The sound you are hearing from Olivia is the sound of regret and remorse because something so simple as asking could have saved her and him a lifetime of heartbreak. We all know what Olivia is thinking at this very moment ‘What if I had asked him…’ can you imagine how different their life would have been had Olivia came to Fitz and asked and Fitz heard Olivia’s speak. This moment is all too real and all too painful and so Olivia quickly gathers her purse to take her leave before she breaks but before she could walk out Fitz tells her ‘he supports her choice- not that she needs it’ 

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                                               Joke



I don’t talk about irrelevant people but Bastard deserves some recognition for being the WORLD’S BIGGEST TOOL…

I have a problem with scandal at times; everyone and their mama be trying to run and chase Fitz and talk about him being ‘privileged’ yet you have a serial killer running away slipping heart attack concoctions and this bitch ass can’t save his fricking self but has to get his sestra to save him who weighs 100lb wet…

Yall jokers stay talking about Fitz being a coward yet I haven’t seen Fitz coward from Rowan better yet he told Rowan that he is exactly where he left him- pulling strings so please have all the seats because Jake is the definition of worthless and hopeless.

When Olivia ‘saved’ joke from dad, joke somehow took it that they were back to ‘standing in the sun’ but funny the minute they walked out of the door their hands parted…hmmm…sounds more like Olivia was trying one up Rowan than actually save joke but in case you are still attempting to justify olake and Olivia ‘saving’ joke because she ‘loves’ him , then please explain to me what the hell that final scene between them was.

Jake thought Olivia saved him and they were going to run away and be normal people for instance Jake was going to get a job working at ‘Gettysburger’ and Olivia would be working at the local gas station; you know “Standing in The Sun” so while Olivia was working on Mellie’s campaign; Jake was on craigslist looking for shacks on sale because he’s going to be on tight budget after him and Vanessa get an annulment…

*sidenote-where the fuck is Jake’s wife? And why isn’t his irrelevant ass not ‘mourning’ with his wife- damn Jake is just terrible at everything he does- terrible side piece, terrible spy, terrible brother, terrible captain, and now a terrible husband.

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You know when you look back at what Olivia said in the church to Jake it all still rings true- more so now than ever before.

OLIVIA: Do you honestly not know by now? I’m in love with Fitz. I don’t love you, Jake. I love him. When I’m with you, all I think about is him. Fitz is who I choose. He’s who I will always choose. You are just a lesser version of him. A sad reminder of the man I truly deserve. If I couldn’t make it work with him, why the hell would you think I could make it work with you?

Good luck becoming Vice President, Jake. You’ll need it.

Every moment between Olivia and Jake is a ‘sad’ reminder of ‘the man she truly deserves’ – the ‘be here moment’ and now Jake wants to make jam and live in a house he found off Craigslist with Olivia with their 3 average children…and then Vulva lips wants to be a ‘jv baseball coach’ when Fitz has already said he wants to be a soccer dad. My goodness Jake is trying to duplicate Fitz and Olivia’s relationship and Olivia is not having it at all.

This has nothing to do with Fitz but Olivia does not want to be married and have a boring life with Jake, if Olivia knew what she wanted out of life don’t you think she would have done it with the man she truly deserves…Olivia isn’t looking for love and marriage right now when girl doesn’t even know what it means to love and sadly Jake is so far up his own ass that he doesn’t even know Olivia, he truly thinks that Olivia wants to go run away with him and play house. This serves a purpose, Jake is not looking at Olivia nor is he listening to her….takes deep breath….boy Jake is really making Olivia appreciate Fitz’s more with his child-like antics.

I really appreciate Shonda recreating these fabricated moment between Olivia and Jake because all it does is remind Olivia of the real truth, that Jacob Ballard will always be a poor man’s Fitzgerald Grant, a painful reminder that he will never live up to Fitz’s incredibly high bar….I mean look at this.

 pic @katrinapavela

Fitz took their dream and made it a possibility- somewhere only they know (notice how Abby looked at Fitz questioningly when he said he might go to Vermont. Abby doesn’t know the significance behind Vermont but she is aware that it has special meaning for Fitz to smile at the idea) Olivia herself has dreamed of Vermont, Vermont was her dream but a life with joke would be a nightmare and worse “mediocrity is not an option” for Olivia.

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And second of all Pete Harris, Olivia Pope is not about to redo your childhood- this isn’t the ‘Butterfly Effect’ you don’t get to recreate your childhood and pretend it never happened. I am so sick and tired of Jake being completely worthless, this man has been asking to be saved since season 3 and this pansy still can’t save himself; him and Olivia are two sides of the same coin both do the same shit and expect different results. Jake; Olivia is not your sister and your mother – and Olivia, Jake is not an extension of you.

 Before Jake could continue on not selling Olivia- she shuts him up done telling him ‘she is running a presidential race’ which means Jake, she isn’t trying to be some poor housewife in the suburbs; Olivia wants her own life and like she told Jake before – if she couldn’t make it work with the better man than how does he expect it to work between them,

But let us break down that scene because Jake was surprisingly speaking some truth, not a lot but enough to make a valid statement. Jake wants “to be normal” with Olivia and tells Olivia that being normal and living the life she want is the true sign of power, and Jake is completely right but Olivia ain’t having it and finally super spy was able to put two and two together and see that Olivia wasn’t saving him after all she was saving her presidency and that he has now gone from dad’s bitch to his sister’s bitch…well, you better start practicing show dog because that is all you will be ornamental and never functional.

Originally posted by thisisrandomshit

And to add insult to injury Olivia then throws his tie at him and demands that he put it on and get out on stage and perform like he has been doing his whole life.

I think it’s refreshing to be honest to see Olivia actually owning up to this person she has now become, instead of being indecisive but of course while Olivia thinks she is really doing something this was Rowan’s plan all along.

I am so tired of Rowan and Jake. Olivia will never be free as long as this man is alive, but we are going to have a long break but I am excited about the next seasons endless possibility for numerous reasons .

I will be posting a one shot off how Olivia finds out about the abortion later on today or tomorrow…until next time XOXO

Battle Scars

Fandom: RWBY
Pairing: Blake & Yang
Rating: Smutty smut smut angst
Summary:  Three months have passed and Yang is still coping with her loss. What will it take to finally get her out of bed?

I don’t normally write for this fandom and I haven’t read any fic so I’m sorry if this has been done before. Just a one shot. 

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by Guillem Balague

For most of his career Victor Valdés Arribas has lived the dream. Now, for the former Barcelona goalkeeper who has won 21 titles, including six La Ligas and three Champions Leagues as well as five Zamora awards for the goalkeeper with the lowest goals per game record in the Spanish league, the dream has turned into a nightmare.

On the precarious tightrope that is football’s fickle fortune, these days he cuts a forlorn figure; ostracized, isolated and marginalized by the club that he had hoped to represent at the highest level.

So how did we get to here? How did one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game end up unwanted at a club where he is now forced to train alone with just a goalkeeping coach for company?

Much has been written about Valdés’ short but controversial spell with Manchester United, a great deal of it based on assumption, rumour and conjecture. Sometimes bald facts blur what is the simple truth which is that as far as he is concerned, firstly, he has nothing but affection for everyone at Manchester United, and, secondly he is 100% fit and raring to continue his career. The position taken by Louis Van Gaal is purely a footballing one. That Valdés should end up mentally bloodied and deeply affected by events will represent to him no more or no less than yet another example of the collateral damage the game so frequently creates.

So where did it all go wrong?

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analuabc  asked:

Hi again. Just an other bechloe prompt: Beca since Freshman year has been leaving little notes or simple words on Chloe's Russian Lit book pages. One last note when Chloe finally decides to graduate.

Chloe noticed the first note during her first senior year, sometime mid-March, when she was in the thick of Russian Lit and doing everything she could to try to make it more interesting. 

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Best Friends Forever (Requested)

    Requested by: my-love-for-you-is-painful 

  Thanks for the idea! I hope you like it!!

   

You and Sam are skateboarding when you skate over a rock and fall. Sam looks back, chuckles, and goes back to help you up. He offers his hand and says, “Come on! I thought you were a pro now!”

    As you get back on your board, you tell him, “Hey, even the best skateboarders fall sometimes.” He laughs.

    Then you start to pedal, passing Sam. You turn back and you see him quickly following. You continue forward, planning to just cruise around L.A., just skating through, with your best friend Sam.

    As you skate a little further, you see a Dipin Dots down ahead. You slow down as you stop right in front of it. As Sam stops next to you, you say, “I saw it and I just couldn’t help and stop here. It’s just so good.” Then you get in line.

    Sam replies with, “Haha. You can never resist can you?”

    You just smile at him.

    You are paying for your ice cream when you hear, “Surprise!”

    You turn around and you see that Sam’s girlfriend, Lizzy, is now hugging Sam. When he puts her back down on the floor, he says, “Babe! What are you doing here!?”

    “I wanted to surprise you! I got back from Arizona early!”

    You, now standing next to Sam, ask, “How did you know we would be here?”

    Then she says happily, “I saw Sam’s tweet about you guys skateboarding around town, and I know you guys always pass by here.”

    “Babe, I missed you.” Sam says as he gives her a kiss.

    Then Lizzy tells Sam, “I wanted to find you because I wanted to spend the day with you now that I’m back.”

    Sam looses a little of his excitement and says, “Oh, I was kind of planning to spend the whole day with (Y/N).”

    “Babe, please. I missed you. Didn’t you miss me?” She doesn’t look all happy anymore.

    “I did,” Sam answers her, “but (Y/N) is my friend and we made plans and-” Sam stop talking when Lizzy walks over to you and knocks over your skateboard that you were holding to your side. 

    Then she screams at you, “You’re the problem! You always get in the way of me and Sam! I don’t know why you always hang out with him! Sorry, in case you didn’t know, he has a girlfriend!” 

    Then Sam stands in between you too. “Lizzy, stop it!” But then she pushed Sam out of the way and knocks your ice cream out of your hand. You look at her with a shocked face, and then she tackles you to the ground.

    You fall hard to the floor, and Lizzy begins to pull on your hair. Then she punches you in the face, hard. You, knowing that you are stronger than her, push her off. You don’t even bother hitting her. You don’t want to make it any worse.Then you quickly stand up and Sam holds Lizzy back as she tries to go after you again. “Lizzy!” Sam screams to her so loud that she stops.

    “Oh what? Your defending her?” She says that as if expecting him to say no. 

    But he says, “Yes! You hit her! Why would you do that?!”

    “Because she gets in the way of us!”

    Then Sam walks over to you, puts his arm your shoulder, and says, “No. You get in the ways of us.”

    Lizzy begins to cry and runs away. Sam then turns to you and says, “I’m sorry she did that.”

    You feel so bad. You know that she shouldn’t have hit you, but now he broke up with her. “No. I’m sorry you had to break up with her because of me.”

    “No. Thank you. You made me see that I shouldn’t be with someone who doesn’t accept our close friendship. If they don’t, then I don’t want to be with them.”

    You just smile at him, and you feel that the right side of your face feels swollen. “Is it bad?”

    Sam just stares at the side of your face and then says, “Ummm… come here.” Then you follow him to the front of the line of Dippin Dots. Then he asks the worker, “Do you guys have frozen ice cream in a bag?” Then man looks confused, but gets him one anyways. Sam pays for it and then you walk with him to a bench. 

    Then he gently puts the bag of frozen ice cream on your eye, and you “Ah” in pain. “Sorry. She got you pretty hard, huh?” He asks you.

    You honestly don’t like how you let her hit you. You just did’t think she was actually going to throw a punch. “She wouldn’t have if I actually wanted to hurt her.”

    “I’m glad you didn’t stoop down to her level and fight her back.”  

    “I just didn’t want to make something big out of nothing that wasn’t worth fighting her for.”

    “You are my best friend (Y/N). No girl is worth not being friends with you. You are always there for me when no one else is. This is never going to end.” Then Sam hugs you as he keeps the ice pack on your face.

    You feel warm inside. You know you made the right choice to make Sam your friend. “I don’t know where I would be without you.”