grownup versions

You know when you were a kid and you got into a scuffle with another kid and the adults didn’t feel like dealing with your crap and would be like, “I don’t care who started it! Now, apologize to each other”? And you and the other kid would roll your eyes and each say “Sorry” in that haughty way kids do? You both knew it was bullshit. The adults likely knew it was bullshit, too, but would be satisfied that they solved the problem before going back to whatever it was they were doing before you interrupted them.

There’s a grownup version of that bullshit “Sorry”. It usually goes something like “I’m sorry if you were offended” or “I didn’t intend it that way”. And every time people refuse to accept those “apologies” there are even more people coming out of the woodwork to say “They apologized! What more do you want from them?!” How about an apology that isn’t obvious bullshit? That would be a good start.

Hell On Heels

Characters: Cas x Sister!Reader, Sam, Dean, and a bit of John

Word Count: 4443

Warnings: Sassy reader, Cas is an awkward little nugget, canon typical violence

Summary: This is part two to “Spread the Word Around– the Girl’s Back in Town”. The reader reveals a bit of her history. Meanwhile, Team Free Will, along with its newest member, set out to take on what should be a relatively easy case.  Things do not go as planned, which works to the benefit of a certain shy angel.

A/N: So this is long overdue. Sorry. It’s a bit disjointed because I started it and then stopped and worked on something else… Apologies for that. I started out with this imagine in mind, and it kinda grew from there. Italics are reader’s thoughts. Thinking of making this a series. Let me know what you think. Hope you enjoy! As always, thanks for reading! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated.

Read Part 1 here.

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The protesting creak of a nearby door coupled with the muted sound of feet thudding down the hallway pulled you from your midnight reverie. Making your way quietly to the open doorway of your room, you scanned the hallway for the source of the noises, your eyes landing on a retreating figure of over six feet. With an annoyed groan, you made you way closer to the hulking mass that was trying to sneak down the hall like a teenager after curfew.

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nevergiov asked (and i answered privately, instead of posting)...

This is, hands down, one of my favorite questions. Okay, okay. Buckle up. It’s a longish answer. 

Well, the short answer is: find a plot partner who fits.

The long answer still is: find a plot partner who fits. 

But I’l expand: I’ve actually known @iamthegaysmurf for years - and we didn’t know each other, but we were in the same fandom back in the dark days. I’m talking before Glee. Yeah, you weirdos. There was life before Glee. (Glee broke us all but it wasn’t where all of us started.) I mean back when I was still writing (horrendously) in second person. (SECOND PERSON. THANK GOD I DROPPED THAT SCHTICK.) Anyway, ten years later, I make a seemingly-innocent text post about needing a beta and there’s Smurf.

Cue the heavens opening. Cue the choir of angels. Cue the panic

Because now I had a beta, but was the idea behind ‘i wish you’d live like you’re made of glass’ any good? (My answer: hell to the mother ever loving no.) (Smurf’s answer: tell me more.)

I was planning on that particular story being ~32k, if that. I had six chapters planned out. It was going to be A to B to C and it would be a good way to try out multi-chapter fics, right?

Wrong.

Because Smurf wanted to know more. She had great questions. She had great ideas. She pointed out when something needed to be explained or reeled back in. She told me to trust the readers to be smart enough to put two and two together, but to give them enough to work with. And what I ended up with was 90k, ten chapters, and three plot arcs - all fleshed out, and all mostly separate from each other until they converged at the finale. 

And I was so proud of that.

[Side note: I had a fantastic beta during my active Glee years, too. The best thing (I think) I ever wrote for Glee (Caught Between Trusting You and Knowing Me) was all thanks to @dealanexmachina; without them, I wouldn’t have been able to even put anything on the page. I was just talking to them the other day and they were saying how funny it was that I wrote four or five distinctly different make out scenes for Wayhaught in ‘it’s like i wrote every note with my own fingers’ because writing anything at all like that in CBTYAKM was painstakingly difficult.]

So cue me pitching this (what I thought was ridiculous) idea about Wayhaught in the 80′s, a high school AU that is basically a more grownup version of a songfic, but Smurf was loves it. More than that. She was like, WRITE THIS IMMEDIATELY.

And here’s where the answer comes back in: find a plot partner who fits.

Because Smurf was like, take this idea and run a hundred laps with it. Pretend you’re in home ec and this idea is the sack of flour you have to pretend is your baby. For every one idea I had, she had ten breakaway ideas. And then I had an idea off of that. And she had ten more.

You see where this is going?

Back back to your original question, which I think was something along the lines of: “how do you do it?”

And the answer is: find yourself a plot partner who fits.

Smurf is a fucking genius. You can call me a suck up or a brown nose or tell me that I’m tooting this horn way too much, but I will kindly tell you to let the door hit you in the ass on the way off my blog. Smurf. Is. A. Genius. Admittedly, we have our fair share of planning that is just a bunch of those emoji faces where the person is, like, sobbing. But we also have this incredibly detailed outline of a shit-ton of songs/scenarios we’re fleshing out and writing down.

That’s the crucial piece. (That’s the part I suck at - the planning and the sticking to the planning) That’s how it gets done every week - that, and I somehow managed to get Smurf to agree to let me post every week, if the predetermined criteria is met. Without the outline, without all of that pre-planning, we’d be up Shit’s Creek. 

Because - and I speak for both of us here - this world, this ‘verse, deserves it. It deserves the detail and the consideration and I’m ridiculously in love with readers who go through the oneshots and go, “damn, nice callback to (minuscule moment in another part of the ‘verse that we didn’t think people would notice).” [I’m looking at you, @socallmedaisy] This ‘verse and it’s incredible music deserves the meaning we try really hard to put into it. It totally helps that we’re madly in love with it, too, of course. And so, when it’s planned out like that, it’s easy to write it - in theory, obviously. I still get stuck sometimes, but surprise surprise - Smurf can get me out of a jam. 

When it’s planned out like that, it’s easy to sit down and spew out a couple thousand words while my kids eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and talk to each other in their own weird toddler language. It’s easy to jot down 500 words in my 10-minute pee break during class.

I’m not going to lie. I’m a busy person. I work full-time with some really hands-on special needs kids. I have two kids of my own at home. I’m in a Masters program that is much harder than my first one. I’m married, and own a house, and have a dog, and sometimes I don’t kiss my wife “hello” until we’re about to go to bed.

So the planning is important. Because I’ll write when I’m sitting in traffic. And I’ll write during teacher’s meetings. I’ll write when everyone else in class goes out to smoke. I’ll write while my kids destroy their playroom, one toy at a time. I’ll write during any free minute of any day. This ‘verse means so much to us that, honestly, and it would kill me, but I would rather not post than post something mediocre just to meet the crazy schedule I backed us into. But with all of our planning ahead, writing becomes more streamlined. It’s easier. I don’t have to worry about forgetting anything because it’s all right there. (The fact that you guys seem to really like it doesn’t hurt, either.)

Smurf is on quality-control. Actually, she’s on comma-control, but we call it “quality” so it sounds nice. And that’s how it gets done.

tl;dr - find a good plot partner, plan ahead, write furiously in the dead of night when you should be sleeping.

anonymous asked:

Hey, I don't know if you are really interested in him, but if possible can you give me some interesting facts or information on Caligula, I know he's done some pretty insane things and I just want some more info/stories if possible...

  • Caligula wasn’t his real name. In Roman times, parents liked to proudly dress their progeny in tiny versions of grownup gear. Either affectionately or mockingly, Germanicus troops called the boy “Caligula,” meaning “Little Boots” or “Booties.” His real name was Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus.
  • Rumors suggest he had incest with his three sisters, though lately this has been proven to be a possible rumor. He later impregnated one of his sisters. 
  • It is rumored that Caligula killed predecessor Tiberius by smothering him.
  • The citizens of Rome were over joyed when he became emperor. They were glad to be rid of Tiberius, who was a tyrant; Caligula’s father was a famous Roman general loved by the Roman people. 
  • The young emperor fell ill a few months into his reign and although he survived this near fatal unknown illness, he emerged a different person, a devil that would terrorize Rome for nearly four years. Some of the causes cited as possibly causing his insanity are epilepsy, meningitis, and encephalitis (a brain inflammation brought on by an allergic reaction or an infection).
  • Sensitive about his baldness, he declared it a crime for anyone to look down at him from a high place as he passed by. Sometimes he ordered those with a nice hair to be shaved.
  • He declared that he was a living God, Jupiter.
  • He killed anyone who he even suspected of being a threat to his power. He killed on a whim.
  • An example is when he had several spectators at the Roman Colosseum thrown into the arena to be killed by wild animals simply because he was bored. He spent a fortune having a bridge constructed between his palace and the Temple of Jupiter with no concern for many of the Roman citizens who were starving.
  • He loved clothes. 
  • According to my 7th grade history teacher, Caligula once had the Roman army march to the sea just to collect seashells. 
  • He opened a brothel in his palace and frequently practiced orgies. 
  • His assassination was planned by officers of the Praetorian Guard who were the Emperor’s bodyguards. Their leader was Cassius Chaerea; his personal motivation was that Caligula constantly insulted him for being, in his eyes, weak.
  • The assassination took place in an underground corridor under the imperial palace on Palatine Hill. Cassius Chaerea stabbed the emperor first which was followed by several other Praetorian Guards stabbing the emperor.
  • Caligula’s wife and daughter were also later killed by the assassins but Caligula’s uncle Claudius escaped them and became the next emperor of Rome.
  • The Roman Imperial German Bodyguard, who were loyal to the emperor hunted down those involved in the assassination; killing many of them.

anonymous asked:

Well, a headcanon says that Pewter guys have a thing for Ceruelan girls, but brock doesn't love misty more than a good friend, well because she's younger than him, and he prefers older women, he never felt something for younger girls, maybe her grownup version is something he would like?

I feel like that could be the case if it was the game versions of them (HGSS). I could absolutely see them as a thing.

Anime versions, not so much. I personally feel uncomfortable with a possible romance for them because of how young Misty was when they first met & their age difference of 5 years. It would be too strange but that’s just me. I see them as 100% platonic as a brother/sister dynamic.

[!!!] ABOUT PARENTSTUCK

as always, “everything i touch becomes sadstuck”, etc, etc. since ive been developping the new kids almost separately from their grownup versions and since im heading into heavy angst (nsfw & sfw) for the latter, i think itd be wiser for me to post most of these comics on my nsfw sideblog to keep the kids here pure and unharmed by my tendency to make pretty much everything fucked up.

in summary: if you want any really heavy angst w/ grownup anshu & the gang, itll be on my nsfw blog, as to keep things here as pure as possible.

karadin  asked:

I remember you saying that you really liked Pepper's character in Armored Adventures, so, if you could pick your perfect Avengers team from the different media, comic universes, tv shows and movies, who would they be?

OH LORD SO MANY POSSIBILITIES.

So, let’s confine it a little to “characters we’ve seen in MCU” because I can’t be picking both canon AND character and that just makes it easier. 

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Weeks before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, the Motion Picture Association of America announced that the PG-13 film will have an R-rating when its extended “Ultimate Edition” is released this summer on home video.

Ben Affleck, says he understands both sides. “I’m a parent of young kids, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to have a Batman v Superman that I couldn’t show to my younger kids. But on the same token, as an adult, I like to see movies that are R-rated. I think nowadays because we have so many means of distribution and ways that we can do different things, it’s the creative solution to a creative challenge.”

He emphasizes that the PG-13 theatrical cut will always be available as an alternative.

“You can have multiple versions and I can show my son and my daughters this movie and feel confident that the stuff isn’t too crazy, and then grownups can see larger version, [which is like] the red-band trailer. They can see the more adult version of that movie.”

What’s in it
The theatrical cut of BvS runs 2 hours and 31 minutes, which is already an epic length. But following the lead of Peter Jackson’s expanded versions of The Lord of the Rings, Snyder said he thought the Blu-ray and digital download editions of BvS could sustain some bonus material. (They aren’t saying yet how much longer the director’s cut will be.)

“We were just like, ‘Okay, look. We’re not making a three-hour movie. I mean, even I didn’t want to make a three-hour movie,” Snyder says. “I drove the cuts probably harder than anyone. The studio, they were willing to let the movie indulge pretty hard. But I felt like it’s at a manageable two-and-a-half hours. Let’s also not forget the credits are super long, the end credits. So the movie’s closer to two hours and 22 minutes.”

One of the things cut from the theatrical release: A mystery character played by Jena Malone. Fans have been speculating about who she plays for months – and they’ll have to wait a few more before they find out.

“I think we should keep it private, but it’s nothing that’s been talked about,” Snyder says. “She’s definitely not Robin or Batgirl. I’m happy to say that.”

Some of what’s being added to the “Ultimate Edition” counts as a spoiler, so we won’t reveal all of the extra material. Suffice to say, some minor characters in the theatrical cut are given expanded storylines. And a few other actors will join Malone in being rescued from the cutting room floor.

“Sequences of violence”
Back in September, the ratings board gave the shorter version of Batman v Superman a PG-13 for “intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.” The R-rating came with the even more vague designation: “for sequences of violence.”

BvS producer Charles Roven, who also worked on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, says the “Ultimate Edition” won’t be gratuitous. “There’s not a lot of blood in our movies,” he says. “The ratings board also judges their PG-13 and R ratings by what they consider to be a level of intensity and how much that intensity goes throughout the entire movie. There are some pretty intense scenes in Batman v Superman, and if they went on longer and had that same level of intensity, that might cause the ratings board to shift their rating.”

Roven, who’s also producing this August’s Suicide Squad, another film in the DC movie universe, confirms that that movie – about a team of villains recruited to do the right thing on a deadly mission – won’t go for the R-rating in theaters. “I think right now we’re going for the PG-13. I don’t know that that’s going to materially change,” he said. “We can give that movie the edge that it needs and still maintain a PG-13.”

Affleck, who is considering both directing and starring in a stand-alone Batman film in the DC movie universe, says he’s glad the genre has become so widely embraced that it can sustain different types of superhero films. As long as there are options, he says he’s for it.

“These movies have definitely evolved from being comic books for children aimed at kids. Now they’re the most mainstream movies made, the most successful, the most widely viewed movies these days,” he says. “Clearly there’s a big enough audience. I think it’s cool. Why not have an R-rated version that you release for download or on DVD later? I think that’s smart.” 

Entertainment Weekly – March 4, 2016

anonymous asked:

Um. Um. You don't have to of course, but I'd love to see you draw Jinora and Kai while they/just after they get their tattoos (so their heads are shaved)? Your art is gorgeous btw, I love your grownup versions of them!

Thank you so much for the compliment! Q v Q

Also this was a super cute idea. Thanks for the request!

I feel like they would probably do this a year or so after season 3, I would assume. I also would like to think that Kai would probably be the most upset about having to get his head shaved. Since Kai never seemed interested in shaving his beautiful hair, while Jinora has known most of her life that she would be doing it, and that it is proud moment for all airbenders. :)

I was thinking to myself just now: You know who’d make a great Blues Clues host? Benedict Cumberbatch.

But then I remembered that Sherlock is basically the grownup version of Blues Clues.

anonymous asked:

Because that Putin one was really funny and terrifyingly unsurprising...what kind of drink do you think Donald Trump would order? Or if that's too controversial/not the kind of thing you want on this blog, Barack Obama?

Too… controversial? You must be new here. 

Trump is the grownup version of that rancid shitpile you knew in college whose parents sent them to Italy one summer and now, in order to prove his authenticity, talks at length about how he’s had the best espresso in the world but prefers “truck stop coffee and stale donuts”.

I just wish that fuckstick would Make America Great Again by chugging a bottle of bleach. Fuck that nazi skidmark. 

As for Obama, he’d get a cup of coffee and the GOP would bitch that such a lowly drink is unbecoming of the great office of president. So the next day, Obama would get a latte and the GOP would bitch that he was being an uppity asshole out of touch with blue collar America. 

The timing of Saturn’s cycle dictates that you will have a Saturn Return approximately every 29 years—once the year you are 29, then again around age 58. The exact timing will be specific to your chart. This is incredibly useful to know because it explains that immense sense of pressure, fear, limitation, obligation and seriousness that comes over us when we are approaching 30—and then repeats itself in age-appropriate ways as we approach 60. There’s a hard barrier at the Saturn Return, and once you have passed through it and entered your thirties (or your sixties), you are a different person—a more mature, grownup version of yourself.