so i promised myself i’d be working on my cs big bang, but this sort of happened. i promise there’s gonna be more to come. already have it planned out, and it will be 4 chapters long, and should be out before the ouat premiere of 6b.
based on recent ouat spoilers, if you know what i mean.
Henry is the first person he speaks to about it, funnily enough, and it’s almost by accident when the lad brings it up himself.
It was after Regina had disappeared, after Emma, and he wished he was the one that had gone after, more than anything, but the queen didn’t give anyone much say in anything. She claimed that she could be the one to bring her back. Honestly, he just thinks that she wants to disappear for a while. And more than anything, he just wants Emma back. He wants to know that she’s okay, that she’s happy and safe.
He just wants her.
So, he takes to making sure Henry’s okay, even if the boy’s eyes seem to dull slightly every morning he realises his mother (or mothers, he supposed) were away. He makes sure the lad goes to school, despite Henry’s complaints.
“No buts, lad. Do you think your mother would let you have the day off school?”
Henry’s lips press together as Killian’s head tips to the side, clearly not answering.
When at a loss for new ideas, take a notebook on your way to work or school and just listen to the conversations around you. You’ll easily get a glimpse into people’s lives and that’s the best inspirations.
Oh damn. So like you guys are amazing and can I just say that I am so proud of you guys. Who would ever thought that I would get here. Anyways since 1.5k is like alot I’m gonna be tagging so of my “biggest fans” according to Tumblr because I seriously love all of you guys.
Those are my biggest followers according to tumblr and I know there are a bunch more of you guys and I’ll try to add more sometimes soon. But thank you guys for all the love and support that you give me. Except for @kingminhyung because she’s a hoe. I’ve also decided to give you a list of all the people I follow and you should check the out too
are there required courses (like gen eds) besides First Year Seminar at smith?
Nope! Unlike most colleges, Smith doesn’t require students to take any gen eds! Even First Year Seminars aren’t technically required, it’s the writing intensive aspect of the courses offered that really matters, as all incoming first years are required to take at least one course classified as writing intensive.
You will likely have specific required courses for your major, once you choose it, but otherwise, you’re free to take what you want!
Smith’s open curriculum is really rare, and it’s definitely one of the things that drew me to the school. I mean, where else would I never have to take another math class? ;)
Shot out to
all tumblr writers!!! Hi! I have a project I would (really) like your help with,
so if you’re curious and can spare me a moment, please keep reading.
ago my teacher of “Producción Editorial” (editorial production in English)
set us a task: we have to design a publication, either a magazine or a book of
some sort. It has to be original in format if not content. Now, there are a lot
of ways I could go about this assignment on my own and get a good mark
regardless, but the truth is I don’t want that. Truth is, the world is a
terrifying and deadly place to be nowadays for a lot of people. It makes me
wanna grab my kendo equipment and bash some heads until it starts making sense again. I can’t do that
unfortunately, because my weapon of choice is not the sword but, cliché as it
seems, the pen. I tell stories. Or in this case, I help people tell their
stories. That’s what I want to accomplish with this project.
thing before I go any further: I know how creators are with their creations
(being one myself). They are our beautiful/ugly/weird babies and we’re fiercely
protective of them. So I want to reassure you guys that this is a legit
assignment (I can probably get my prof to write something to that effect). I’m
not going to steal your intellectual property. Each story will be preceded by
the name/pseudonym/internet handle you give me. My job here is to compile everything, edit the stories for grammar
mistakes and design the book aesthetically (unless I write a story myself, then
I’ll be included in the list of authors, like
all of you).
And at the
end of this road I hope to have a pdf or eBook or both versions of this book,
that as collaborators you’ll receive, and that can be shared around freely and
let’s do a Q&A of some of the
questions I’d ask if I wanted to join this:
So what, exactly, are you going to do?
As I said, I’m going
to design a book as if it were to be
printed. Which is the reason I have to use original stories and not, you know, fanfiction (much as I’d like
that). I will also have to design the cover, any Notes or Warnings, Table of Contents,
edit and organize the stories according to the rules and regulations of
formatting we’ve been learning in class, etc.
Will it be
printed? Will you make money out of it?
No and No.
know where even to start with that mess. But more important, this idea began
with a class assignment (and still is about that, I want to pass that class)
and grew from there. I’m doing this because it’s a challenge and because I want to. I want to spread these
stories. And I want them to be assessible to everyone. I want variety and
diversity because I want so that everyone who opens this book can find at least
a kernel of representation in them.
So yeah, this
project is non profit.
What kind of
stories will you include?
decided that the theme of this book will be Diversity. Understanding by diversity this: “the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national
origin, color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation, etc”
important: I want positive (nice or
not is optional) and respectful (not
optional) snippets or stories about this amazing, huge and diverse thing that
is humanity. I won’t accept blatant bashing or phobias here. There is a
difference between creating a well-rounded interesting villain
(grey/sympathetic/evil doesn’t matter) and the more common moustache-twirling
cackling caricature of a person we normally see as the enemy, that are usually there
to demean a character and elevate another. That’s lazy writing.
Genre i’ll leave up to you. Could be realism,
fantasy, sci-fy, humor, anything. Write about pirates, space explorers, elves
and dragons, stay-at-home moms, superheroines, uni students, blue collar
workers, thieves, assassins, superpowers, whatever, your choice.
Is there a
character limit? Other limits?
Yes! Each story
should be in between 500-5000 words. Why so short? Because I want to include as
much variety as possible and there is a lot to cover. An example list of the
characters I’d like to include off the top of my head:
a gay character
a lesbian character
a bisexual character
a pansexual character
an asexual character
a straight character
a transgender character,
a genderfluid character
a nonbinary character.
a black character,
a Muslim character,
an Asian, Latino, African, etc,
also a blind character,
a deaf/hard-of-hearing character,
a paralyzed character,
a mute character,
an autistic character,
I want to
include one (max two) stories about each of the bolded
categories in the example list, or any other topic I didn’t think of. Of
course, you can write more than one character, but the focus should be on one
of them or on a topic, idk, a protest in behalf of transgender people as a
whole would go under the transgender character list.
I want to write about is not there.
Send me an
ask and I’ll add it (if it’s relevant to the topic at hand: diversity). The examples are not absolutes, I probably missed a few,
some maybe didn’t even occur to me. I don’t have everything planned out, I’m
still sorting out a lot of details in my head, so if I missed something, tell
me. This will work only if we collaborate.
include mature themes?
As long as
it’s not explicit I don’t see why not. By explicit I mean, for example, a
really detailed sex scene, a torture scene with all the gritty details, a blow
by blow account of an abuse scene. You can reference these things and make it
tasteful (for a meaning of the word) without getting into it too much. Also,
there is a word limit, not really enough space for that kind of thing.
How will you
chose which story to include?
First come, first served. Yes, really. I’ll make a list of
whoever signs up and when.
IMPORTANT: there will be a time limit though. Because I’m not pressed for time just yet, I’ll give
each person up to a week (7 days) to send me a draft of the story. Once that
time is past, and unless you give me a really
good reason, I’ll liberate that spot and the person in question won’t
How do I sign
Send me an
ask telling me which category/focus you want and I’ll add you to the list.
Can I sign up
no. If this works I’ll probably have to share my email with those that
participate in the project, which I accept; that, however, is not the same as
sharing my info with the entirety of the Tumblr jungle.
Why did you
write “Producción Editorial” in Spanish?
I live in a Spanish speaking country (Hola!). Most of the time I live on the
internet though. Also, the English language is a filthy thief that (after a
decade of study, now 15yrs) managed to steal into my brain and rewrote it so
now my internal monologue is always in English. Lucky for me my professor says
he doesn’t mind the language so that’s another reason I decided to branch out
I think I
covered the basics at least. I’ll anwer any questions and edit this as
necessary. I hope some of you will want to help me on this. Even if you don’t
want to or can’t maybe you can share this with someone who will. So Thanks!!
all of you because you’re some of the writers/creators I follow and know best out of
everyone around here. I’m not asking you to participate (although I’d be
delighted if you wanted to, not gonna lie x3), but I thought that maybe you could share this or
spread the word a bit if it’s not too much of a bother.
I’m trying a new coloring method so this is taking me a long time (」＞＜)」hopefully it’ll be done soon
but for real tho, this AU is making me so happy, it makes my bad day so much better just to log on and see it all. i love that so many people have come together to create this and i CANT WAIT for fy-soukoku to write it!
sorry for only posting a WIP, but I’m actually really liking how this is turning out
I have a sickening tendency to hope.
I will stand on one end of the bridge you’re burning, fire hose ready, while you’re on the other end adding more gasoline.
I will inhale the smoke and cough up your broken promises, trying to make you remember how we were before to no avail.
And after running away before my lungs aren’t the only thing burning, I will watch from a safe distance as you walk away in the wake of the flames.
I won’t say a word as I douse them, but I will build a new bridge out of my memories after putting out the remaining embers and wait to see if you ever cross it.
please teach me
how to talk in your mother-tongue: i’m new here. in
borrowed lands filled with
borrowed words i don’t recognise. let this be
the raw beginning: dechrau. correct me if i’m wrong. we’re
both trying to talk in languages that are new
to us; so i’ll make you a deal i’ll teach you
how to talk colour, how to feel the world under
your palms, and see the sunset fall at someone’s
feet. and you can teach me where your words
grew from, earthy roots planted to mountains i’ve
yet to visit.
tradition, she sits around the fire; ready to begin
her tale: “is there a
battle going on inside your head? fy nraig goch
bows its head with hesitant fear; don’t let it lose. newness is
stifling but true bravery is risk-taking. when fy nraig
goch exposes its pelt in bleeding passion, making itself vulnerable
– that’s when the flames rise.”
with irony in her northern english accent)
“i don’t lay
claim to the welsh dragon; i just breathe
fire each time i admit i think you’re
(back to the
“and then the
white dragon. defeat it. white dragon wears
cowardice like a skin that’s yet to shed; curling awkwardly at
the edges. white dragon doesn’t take chances, plays
the cards safe. white dragon is neither of us. and i know
which dragon i’ll ride into the sunset.”
(the sun is
setting from the green
plains of her eyes, the red dragon
rises up into the smoke around her
head like a halo)
goch,” (this time she addresses you to rise up to
the flag draped around your shoulders in patriotic
pleas of; ‘i wish i could speak welsh around those
who understood me’)
Isn’t it beautifully silly that when we choose to love someone, we are happily choosing to suffer?
We push around all of the clutter in our heads and save a space specifically for this person who ironically could turn us into the hugest mess of all.
We try to silence the storms that the rest of the world has caused to thunder inside of us just long enough to hear about their life.
And we know that there will be arguments.
We know that there will be bad days when looking at them is like looking at a lottery ticket one number away from the jackpot.
We know that they are human just like us, and because of that, their moods may just be the greatest earthquakes we’ve ever faced.
Yet the simple fact that they are who they are keeps us there and manages to warm us up even when the world seems more like Ice Age.
I think that’s beautiful.