You and Shawn have been dating for four years now. You both have successful careers, each of you travelling the world with your music, each of you selling out arenas every night, but each of you still as in love as you were when you met in Magcon four years ago. You and Shawn had a three-day break in Canada before you both flew out to Manila for the Armani fashion show, where Shawn would show off the new watch he would be endorsing.
Canada was a lot colder than Australia which is where you were born and raised. It’s winter in Australia right now, so you were glad that you could experience some warm weather in Canada. Shawn was still sound asleep in his old bedroom in his childhood home, while you were getting dragged downstairs by the youngest Mendes -Shawn’s sister- Aaliyah. You forgot that you had promised her you would bake some cookies with her, for after her hockey game tonight. She had everything already laid out on the bench in a straight line.
“Okay, where do we start?” She asked, a big smile on her face. The last time you baked was with your best friend Jordan, you ‘made’ brownies. It was the one time she let you take control of everything and you ended up leaving the brownies in the oven for twenty minutes longer than required, they were burnt to the tray so bad that you had to end up throwing it out altogether.
“We start with the instructions and reading them over carefully because otherwise I will mess with up real bad and that won’t be the best thing in the world, as you can probably imagine” You picked up the now empty box that the cake batter previously sat in. “I can cook, so I’ll lead and you can crack the eggs” She picked the two she had placed on the counter and passed them to you. “Probably the only thing I can do without messing up” You laughed. Aaliyah laughed back and pulled out a bowl from a lower cupboard.
Halfway through baking the cookies, Karen -Shawn’s mum- came in and helped you get them out of the oven, it wasn’t that you didn’t trust Aaliyah it was that you didn’t trust yourself. You’re a very un-coordinated person and didn’t need to risk burning yourself. You and Aaliyah began to watch episode ten of Riverdale because Aaliyah hasn’t caught up. You knew who had killed Jason, mostly because you play Betty Cooper on the show and it’s always funny to see Aaliyah’s reaction to when you kiss Cole on screen because she sees you kiss Shawn all the time.
“What’re you guys watching?” A large weight fell on top of you and the teenage girl, causing a groan to escape from you and Aaliyah. “Riverdale” Aaliyah’s voice came out strangled. “Get off,” You told Shawn. “What episode?” Shawn asked, sitting back in the reclining chair in the corner of the living room. “Ten” Aaliyah’s eyes stayed glued to the screen. “Jughead’s birthday party” You turned back to look at him, seeing as you weren’t as invested as Aaliyah, you knew what was going to happen.
“Seen it” Shawn sighed, grabbing his guitar from next to him as he began to pluck a few random strings. “Can you play in another room?” Aaliyah complained, pausing the episode and turning back to Shawn with a poisonous glance. “No” Shawn returned Aaliyah’s look. You knew they were playing, you loved how close they were with each other. “Yeah, get out Shawn,” You told him. “This always happens when you two are together” Shawn stood up, still holding his guitar. “Two against one” You smiled, watching him walk past you into the kitchen.
You and Aaliyah stayed in the living room watching Jughead’s crazy birthday party unfold, while Shawn sat in the kitchen with his dad eating the cookies that you and Aaliyah had made earlier. “She’s a character” Manny sighed, looking at his son. “Yeah, I love her dad” Shawn nodded. “Good, hold on to her” Manny smiled, patting his son on the back. “I will, I promise”.
I haven't seen anything about humans cracking various body parts like knuckles, back , etc thoughts?
I don’t go looking for stuff like that because it’s a bit squicky to me (sorry), so instead I’m going to focus on the word cracking which is almost the word crackling and while I couldn’t find a How It’s Made video for those delicious treats (aka pork rinds), I did find one for bacon, so thanks for making me hungry.
(Warning: images of raw meat, though already off the animal.)
Hi Brendon....I know it's been a while since I've seen you or made any effort to....but I miss you...fuck I miss you. I haven't been doing very well lately and it's partly because I'm clean now....and the guilt is catching up. I'm so sorry for the way I treated you. I know that no matter how many times I apologize it won't make up for anything...but please...consider how much I love you. I hope I see you soon.
Arrow | Characters | Dinah Laurel Lance | “Death is the biggest form of darkness to exist in the world. It hides in the shadows trailing your every move. The happiness inside of you is ripped away once you’re led into the dark path. You find yourself surrounded in loss. It doesn’t always necessarily mean losing a person either, there’s many variations of witnessing the death to something in your life. It could mean losing your romantic relationship with the man you once dreamed of being with, taking away the light you once held inside of you. Once the person you love most in your life has been taken away from the world due to death falling upon them, the darkness then traps itself around you consuming the soul. You lose the person people once saw as you as, and instead look for a meaning that’s something so important to you, in your own heart that drives you to find the motivation required after suffering through so many tragic experiences. The only way to keep in control from death stealing everything you love away, entering your life once again is to fight it away with every inch of breath to protect the people who you love by becoming a different version of yourself - a hero who will have many tales told about them, and have their former loved one remembered for the saviour she was.”
I got so excited at the demo reel yesterday that I thought HEY HO LET’S UPDATE AND COLOUR THAT SKETCH FROM A WHILE AGO :U (seriously, how cool was that demo reel?? music?? 3d model turnarounds?? christmas came three quarters of a year early this year)
he’s pointing to a display board of vital information, NOT flippin’ any birds to anyone.
Hey there :) I just read your 'animals gone mad' meta and you made the point about Stiles being heavily associated with keys & I was wondering if you could develop on that more (I'm a sucker for character associations ;)? I know there's the whole key thing @ the beginning of 3B but I hadn't noticed anything beyond that. Probably because I haven't had the time to re-watch in a while (damn you exams :/). Also, I saw your Norwegian National Day selfie and you have a really pretty smile :)
Hey, okay *deep breath* … since you ask so nicely :) (and thanks for the compliment on my smile, buttering me up does help *wink*) Also, marvxll I’m sorry for the late reply, the season 5 trailer appeared suddenly and derailed my attention for a bit :)
Firstly, athenadark has already written a meta on Stiles and keys as well, and you can read it here. She touches upon pretty much the same stuff I mentioned in my 3x01 rewatch post (and to be honest, I probably got the idea from her in the first place) about the nemeton being a door (or prison) that holds the evil at bay, and that stiles seem to be a key that can either serve as a gatekeeper, making sure it stays away or can unlock it. 3b was all about “void” trying to coax Stiles to open the door and let the “water” in. All the way back in 2x11 Morrell cautioned Stiles against this, “to hold on and keep walking through hell”, “to not let the water in”.
Stiles is associated with doors, doorways, transitional spaces and keys pretty much from the the start of the series. Something’s in the water, like the sheriff said so jokingly in 3x01 and it does seem to be tied to the telluric currents, the nemeton and the lake. Water is also a symbol for transformation (running water) and death and damnation (still water) unless Stiles is present. Then it’s just damnation.
We have players associated with the nemeton, namely the druids, who all act weird around Stiles. First we have Deaton who seem cagey around him and who never include Stiles in his plans. He usually concoct them alone with Scott and probably encourage him not to share it with anyone. Deaton is just about the only authority figure that Scott does listen to, and I find it hard to believe that Scott would exclude Stiles unless Deaton has whispered in his ear. Like Scott admits in season 4 - he sucks at making plans and that is what Stiles is for. Unless Deaton is involved.
Deaton also “tests” Stiles in 2x08 with the mountain ash, a test he passed with flying colors, but Deaton has not made any attempts to teach or guide Stiles since. Stiles seems to be more closely linked to the Nemeton than say Scott, who can tap into the currents and gain power that way. Perhaps Deaton views Stiles as a potential stopper, someone with more control/power over the nemeton. The druids need to sacrifice to it to gain power, Scott can tap into the currents, but Stiles seem to have a more natural connection to it - the key basically.
Then we have Jennifer who looks to Stiles when the birds attack, who flinches away from him, who realize that he has Derek’s trust and deliberately uses their bond to make herself desirable to him, and get him under her thumb. She also takes Stiles’ dad and locks him out of the classroom when she does so. She basically seem to consider him a bigger threat than Scott.
Lastly Morrell, another druid, but who seem to operate more deliberately within the rules of her kind and with the mantra of “maintain the balance” and is willing to “get her hands dirty” and interact with players on all sides if it suits her agenda. She too seems wary of Stiles, but unlike Deaton she’s willing to work with him, guide him and caution him. To what end remains to be seen.
So back to Stiles, doors, doorways and keys… This will be long and pic heavy so hit the link for the rest.
About a year ago I started an embroidery project that I called the emotion project. I wanted to see how different people interpreted the same emotion. So I got a few people to draw a doodle based off of an emotion I gave them and then embroidered it. I never got through all of the doodles but I felt like the it wouldn’t hurt to post the ones that I did do, as they all are pretty freaking cool. Thanks for everyone who participated, I hope I’ll be able to finish the rest sometime soon! Anyway this emotion was fear.
Ceres was once covered in ice, enough water for a thousand generations; until Earth and Mars stripped it away for themselves. This station became the most vital port in the Belt. But the immense wealth and resources that flow through our gates were never meant for us. Belters work the docks, loading and unloading precious cargo. We fix the pipes and filters that keep this rock living and breathing. We Belters toil and suffer, without hope and without end - and for what? One day, Mars will use its might to wrest control of Ceres from Earth, and Earth will go to war to take it back. It’s all the same to us. No matter who controls Ceres, our home, to them, we will always be slaves. That’s all we are to the Earthers and Dusters. They built their solar system on our backs, spilled the blood of a million of our brothers; but in their eyes, we’re not even human anymore. So, the next time you look in the mirror, say the word: Slave. Every time we demand to be heard, they hold back our water - owkwa beltalowda - ration our air - ereluf beltalowda - until we crawl back into our holes - imbobo beltalowda - and do as we are told!
Hi I haven't been online for a while, what's happening with Harry and sea world? Sorry if you've answered this already x
Harry just made a quick remark stating that you shouldn’t visit Sea World, and his words are powerful, haha, not long after Sea world tweeted this
and then Sea-World-Erin felt a little salty hehe
And this is so frivolous…
Harry isn’t a marine biologist or anything, but she doesn’t know shit about whatever grounds he had for his comment. She doesn’t know what knowledge he’s accumulated through his work with Ric O'Barry personally and then his work with the Dolphin Project either. She’s making an assumption.