‘Many of the books that did feature Asian children were centered around cultural themes like Chinatown, Chinese New Year, or Chinese characters—which was great, but I was really looking for books that followed just the story about a really cool and awesome child that just happened to be Asian,’ Zhang explained in a video about his project.
When I tell you that Nathan and Chyler are two of the most genuine people in the entire universe. I’m not exaggerating, not even a little bit. Nathan was telling us about how Chyler had nearly spent the whole day crying because of everything with her phone and her plane delays. How she was sitting on the plane, on the runway, waiting to take off so she could be there. He kept saying how it was gonna happen, she would be there. He stalled the whole concert as long as he could. Singing extra songs, taking longer breaks between songs, telling jokes, and telling stories. He had the fans keep checking her flight info and updating him. Chyler watched most of the show live through periscope while on her flight to NY. Nathan pulled multiple people up on stage to dance with him, sing with him, and periscope him and the crowd live to Chyler. Nathan kept saying stuff like, “She’ll be here. It’s gonna happen. Don’t worry. If we can’t stay in the venue, we’ll take it to the streets. Idk how NYPD will like that though, but that’s okay! We’ll stay until they take us away.” And you guys. Nathan has such a stellar stage presence. I was blown away. So Nathan finished his set and Chyler was just about to land and he told everyone he was gonna stick around and if we wanted to stay, we could. So everyone that stayed kind of loitered around and I was outside when Chyler arrived. She got out of the car and just bent over and let a huge breath of relief out. She told us she loved us and she’d be back in two seconds because she needed to go hug Nathan and then she legit TOOK OFF RUNNING to go see him. They are just so ;__; and then they came out and performed Nowhere and Love Lit the Sky and Nathan and Chyler both cried. Then they did a meet and greet. I had such an amazing conversation with Nathan about everything from his shows to his kids and it was just awesome. He was telling me about how him and Chyler do this for us, the fans. He doesn’t hear himself when he sings, he hears us. He made sure I got in to see and talk to Chyler and they both hugged me and signed my shirt. Chyler is so sweet and her skin is freaking flawless. They were there until like 5am even though Chyler was running on 2 ½ hours of sleep, solely because they wanted to see and meet every single person that stayed.
Act 1 as everyone saw it: a time of WAR. People aware dying and fighting there is no order and government the economy is a mess, homes are divided father vs son. It really sucks. Hamilton himself is a starving nobody who can’t get what he wants and has just this tee-niney inkling of hope backed comely off of the “well it’s gotten this bad surely it can’t get worse” (and then it gets worse) philosophy.
Act 1 as Lin Manuel Miranda Saw it: lots of exciting hopeful music. Friendship, family, freedom, hope, love for the small victories in life type songs.
Act 2 as everyone saw it: is a period of restoration. Building something new, lots of trial and error but this whole new great country that is our for the taking. Hamilton has money, he has his dream job, he’s got a wonderful wife and kids. Everything is awesome.
Act 2 as LMM saw it: grab a box of tissues because heartbreak and loss and sadness surrond us. Seem backwards to anyone else?
Act 1 is a time of disparity when what the people needed most was hope. This is the optimistic side shining through because they all keep finding new rock bottom but they know they can come back up. It is also a built-in safety feature of the brain to block out things that it deems too terrible and to ignore negativity if you can’t handle it it’s similar to why many people think crying in public is such a terrible humiliating thing.
Act 2, the drive they had to survive is no longer needed. They have met their goal of winning the war, of finding a spouse, of making some money, getting the job etc. they don’t have to hold onto hope like a lifeline because they’ve got it all.
All ‘sad’ songs are followed by a more uplifting one because when disaster strikes they are briefly reminded of BEFORE so they lapse back to their hospital excitement that pulled them through.
But wait there’s more
There’s more to the reversed mood of the show for the psychological reasons of the characters and the way the creator’s brain works finding the light in the dark. This also demonstrates the balance people find in different aspects of their lives and how Hamilton struggled to get that.
Eliza is happier without him. Songs when he is not in her life, are H Y P E and so is helpless when she first meets him and falls in love. After he’s gone-Who Lives Who Dies…-she goes on and does so much more and is so proud of herself. But songs between there she is so..down, her only really happy upbeat thing is when Angelica is around.
Hamilton doesn’t know how to balance his work and family. His work and his friends/coworkers: Yorktown, the cabinet battles, story of tonight, what’d I miss, right hand man, every song you can think of that affects his job is very upbeat-he doesn’t speak in Adams Admin. but what he sings about his family…they’re very melancholy and slower (he has dumb it all down for Eliza ‘cause she’s not his intellectual equal -that’s Angelica-(another post for another time)) Even Dear Theodosia has is an uplifting song but it’s a good tear jerker. And in Dear Theodosia he shares the song with his buddy from work.
After he has his job secured (end of Act 1) he has to focus on the other part of his life. His family. He’s never been a family guy. The first thing Eliza said about him “When he was ten his father split,” he’s never had a family and he doesn’t know what to do with the one he made so they’re all very down and everything is bad and he leaves a wake of distruction. And things weren’t too great back home so he would focus on work and then he was like wait, love it is nice why hello Mrs. Reynolds, this is a bad idea but what’s the worst that could happen? Literally all of his big major problems could have been prevented if he hadn’t done that(her) (another post for another time)
“I can hope that they just sorta work through whatever is going to be thrown at them in a way that feels genuine and communicative; and kinda give that kinda relationship to kids who are watching would be awesome.”
ok can i just say???? grease au is so adorable for yoi. and i mean this is not like you’re probably thinking. we’re gonna flip this one on its head. like, lemme paint you a picture here:
we got the summer, which consists of viktor (on vacation) “meeting” yuuri at some party, where yuuri gets super drunk and then just ???? starts stripping and dancing and like holy cow viktor is enamored
BUT THEY’LL NEVER SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN!! BECAUSE VIKTOR IS ON VACATION!! AND YURI IS PROBABLY NOT!! HOW CAN THIS BEEEEEE!??!?!
so vitya, being vitya, works some of his magic and drops a heck load of hints to his guardian, yakov, and, when that fails, baaaaasically just runs away from home. and yakov is like “that’s so irresponsible but whatever, you’re a senior and i guess we can call this study abroad since you signed yourself up for student exchange and forged my signature and you’re technically an adult so you do you”
and that’s how viktor traveled all the way across the world for a guy he didn’t even have a conversation with!!
so he’s there. and like he’s ready to find this boy.
BUT FIRST he has to actually get registered and stuff. and that’s where he meets chris!
chris is mega flrty and if vitya weren’t making a major decision to change his entire life for god knows how long for a boy he “met” at a party, he would totally have flirted back. ok maybe he flirted back a little iT’S NOT LIKE HE FOUND THE BOY YET and whatever it’s totally friend flirting
so chris is like ok you’re cool dude, you’re cool. and then he leans in close and he’s like “you know, buddy, we’ve got this group, the pink ladies, and it’s great and you should join. ok? ok.”
and viktor is like YES but before he can chris says he has to check with the other bros of the group so vitya chills (or does his best)
so then at lunch, viktor meets the rest of the crew: emil, yuri (a different yuri, tho–viktor decides to call him yurio), and michele
and guess what! they’re all cool!! and they all think viktor is cool!! so viktor is in the group!!
so the boys get to talking and eventually viktor gets to talking about why he’s out in not-his-hometown without his guardian and he mentions the party and swooooons over yuuri, the most amazing boy to ever exist, and the boys look at each other and they’re like “wait. yuuri. the same yuuri that is a greaser??? that yuuri?!?!?!?!?!”
and viktor just shrugs and he’s like uh i guess??? that sounds about right i suppose???
NOW. LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR GREASERS: we have phichit (highly animated, best hair of the group, too cool to be popular… but he’s totally popular), otabek (the most greaser of the greasers who may or may not (he definitely does) have a thing for yurio), seung-gil (second most greaser of the greasers, makes being quiet cool), leo (i mean.. that hair? ofc he’s a greaser), and yuuri (heartthrob (not that he knows that), cool kid (again, not that he knows that), and, apparently, awesome pole dancer)
bonus: minami, this bubbly freshman dude, is constantly trying to join the greasers; guang hong is this adorable quiet kid who somehow has a free pass to hang out with the greasers; mila can’t stop making fun of vitya from all the way back home while georgi thinks it’s sweet and romantic
so like… i’m just saying… even tho yuuri would probably be more likely to be depicted as sandy… this grease au would be amazing too
Summary: A hunt brings the Winchesters to Riverdale creating a temporary stay in the town where you become close with a diverse group. Yet the life creates a rift between a certain boy determinded to brand himself a weirdo and you. How can you being the daughter of Sam be with someone so normal…so non jaded by the family business.
Characters: Winchester!Reader x Jughead Jones, daughter!Reader x father!Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Archie Andrews, Veronica Lodge, and Betty Cooper
Disclaimer: I do not own Riverdale or the characters. I also do not own any gifs, images or songs that may appear in this.
Warnings: Swearing, fighting, self-doubt, hunting, monsters, fluff and angst.
A/N: This is something I’ve been working on for about two weeks and I hope you enjoy this!
The last name Winchester struck the fear into anyone aware of the supernatural world and it didn’t matter how long a Winchester had been hunting. The name put a target on your back and anyone you cared back usually ended up attacked or dead. You were the daughter of Sam Winchester and a long dead woman. Despite not wanting to place you in the hunting world, your uncle and father had trained you but you didn’t hunt until you were thirteen.
“How do you protect yourself against a ghost?” Dad asked as Uncle Dean drove down the highway.
“Rock salt shots or iron.” You stated looking out the window.
“Good. Do you remember the words to exorcise a demon?”
“Dad.” You said turning to see him, “I’ve been learning Latin since before I could crawl. I know all you’ve taught me. Uncle Dean taught me how to shoot while you taught me how to fight both supernatural and one. supernatural.”
elementary school boyf riends pls give me the good shit
I don’t have time for a fic till later today cuz I’m leaving so sure!
- This is where Jer and Mich met and became instant BFFS.
- They met because they were both avoiding Social Interaction under the recess playground. Michael saw Jeremy’s Zelda shirt and was like “woah! I love that game!” “Really? Link is so cool!”
- Christine unironically loved those music classes where you learned to play recorder, she took it very seriously and got competitive- don’t test her recorder skills she can play moonlight sonata
- Rich was known as the “clumsy lisp kid” which confused him because he didn’t know what a lisp really was until he was bullied for it
- Jeremy had one of his front teeth missing for like 2 years it wouldn’t grow back and no one knew why
-On the contrary Michael was the opposite, never losing his teeth. He wanted to lose one so bad that he’d swear his teeth were wiggling when they weren’t, and would carry tho little tooth necklaces
-Rich once shoved a kid face first into the sand box
-Jenna was that kid who asked the really weird and concerning questions that made you think kids know more than we think
-you remember the cheese touch? There was something like that but the Rich Touch
-at first rich didn’t mind and abused his new found power but eventually that starts to catch up with you
-Michael went over Jeremy’s house for the first time uninvited. His parents were a bit late picking him up so Jeremy said “why don’t you just take the bus with me” and being a kid he just went with it. You’ll never understand Mr and Mrs Heere’s fear that another kid showed up to their house
- One time Jeremy tried to tell Chloe that she dropped something so he tapped her shoulder and told her, Chloe turned around and said “oh god it DOES talk”
- The school lunch was so terrifying that Jeremy and Michael used to pretend they were mutant zombies and the lunch ladies were trying to take over the world
- Michael always had Swedish fish in his lunch box for some reason
- Michael bringing his own lunch was nice because kids would usually force Jeremy to give them his lunch, or the lunch would be too gross to eat, they ended up sharing a lot
- Michael got his glasses in second grade and was pretty ok with them but was even more ok with them when Jeremy saw him and was all “you look AWESOME!”
-Jeremy was the dinosaur kid, he would constantly rawr
-Jenna, Brooke, and Chloe all played house together. Brooke and Chloe were married.
-Christine moved in during second grade, and she fit in pretty quickly. She wasn’t omg amazing and popular, but no one hated her
-Jake walked himself both home and to school, even in kindergarten
-on the playground once Jake yelled “watch this!” And jumped on the fireman pole, only to slip and faceplant
Zen and I got married 2 months ago, and as soon as we got home from our honeymoon he already left for his tour
He would call once or twice a day, usually before or after a concert. He didn’t want me to come with him, since he wanted me to rest because off all the “activities” we did 7 nights in a row. (Heeheehee)
I haven’t been feeling well lately, I’ve been getting headaches, vomiting, and I’ve been getting these major cramps lately, I called Luciel over with some medicine, but he came here with something else…
“A pregnancy test Luciel? Really? I need an advil, or something, I’m not pregnant”
“Are you sure? I told the pharmacist your symptoms and shes pretty sure you’re pregnant, I mean if your not, then we’ll take you to the clinic”
“I’m not…” Then It hit me, that one night we did it without any protection “I hope…”
“Just pee on the stick, its not gonna hurt if you pee on it… Right?”
I ignored his question and took the stick as I headed towards the washroom.
“I have 911 on speed dial i it does hurt!” I hear him yell, I rolled my eyes and a smile was plastered across my face, It’s do nice that I have friends like Luciel, and a husband that's Zen…
But I can’t help but think, what if Zen decides we’re not ready for a kid yet… Alot of his fans were already upset that he got married, what if they find out hes gonna be a father soon!
I peed on the stick and and put its cap on again and left it on the sink as I left the washroom and headed towards the kitchen to wash my hands.
“Do you want some Ph.D Pepper Luciel?” I yelled across the room.l, while sticking my head into the fridge.
“Yea, do you have any Honey Buddah to go with it?”
“Seven, you know Zen doesn’t allow me to eat junk food”
“Oh come on… I know you have a box of junk food hidden here in your house”
“No I don’t, Zen will get mad a me if I did, haha”
“But soda is an exception?”
“There was never soda here”
“Mmk, if you say so~”
About 30 minutes passed as me and Luciel catched up, but I bolted up when I feel vomit crawl up my mouth.
I ran towards the washroom, and emptied my stomach in the toilet, I hear Luciel approach behind me.
“Umm MC… The pharmacist was right…”
I turned around and I saw him holding the stick, I wiped my mouth and stood up to look at the test..
The word ‘pregnant’ was shown
“Congratulations MC!” He exclaimed “I can’t wait until everyone in the RFA knows!” He took out his phone but before he could put in his pin I snatched it from his hands
“No! Not yet Luciel, I already feel bad since Zen wasn’t the first one to know, I don’t want him to be more upset just because the entire RFA knows the news before him.”
“Okay, fine… So, how are you planning on telling him?”
“I.. I don’t know yet…”
“When is he coming home anyways?”
“So tell him tonight” he sighs, flopping down the couch while covering his eyes with his left arm
Luciel stayed here for another 2 hours until he got a call from his boss and left.
I went to the living room and went on Netflix, after 3 and a half movies later before I realized I didn’t know where the stick was. I frantically looked around, lifting pillows up and trowing them down as I heard the front door unlock.
“Babe, I’m home~” I hear a familiar voice sing, I panicked and looked around the room with wide eyes. WHERE THE FUCK DID LUCIEL LEAVE IT?!
When I couldn’t see where he left it, I quickly ran to the entrance where Zen greeted me with his bright smile, dropped his luggage and hugged me.
“I missed you so much babe” He whispers to me while tightening his arms around my waist.
“I missed you too Hyun”
He connected his lips to mine for a few seconds then parted, he took off his jacket and trew it where his bag was and connected he connected our lips once again, he quickly guided our bodies to the couch where he pushed me down and pinned me down.
“You have no Idea how much I misses you, how much I missed this” he says in between kisses
I tried to free myself so I can look for it, but he’d be curious on why I’ll push him away, so I didn’t. He opened his eyes as he guides his hands to the hem of my shirt and lifting it off, until he paused for a moment, his eyes widening.
I looked up to see the stick ontop of one of the pillows, well shit
He slowly lifted his body off mine, reaching the test and bringing it closer to his face
THE BEST THING HAPPENED TO ME HAPPENED TODAY AND I’M STILL SCREAMING-
So I was in algebra and it was the end of class, so I asked my teacher how his weekend was. He said it was great and asked me how was mine, to which I responded with, “I binge-watched my favorite show. I watched like two seasons.”
I got really nervous because I’m worried about people knowing I watch it and kept darting around it. Eventually I just thought ‘Screw it’ and just said-
“Ah it was a Lego show…”
AND GUYS LEMME TELL YOU HIS EYES WIDENED AND HE FROZE UP AS HE ASKED ME, “Is it NINJAGO?”
AND MY HEART WANTED TO DIE HE KNEW HE WATCHES IT- I SAID YEAH AND HE SAID “NINJAGO’S AWESOME!!! I watch it with my kid all the time- He loves it!!!”
HE THEN STARTED TO NAME OFF THE CHARACTERS AND THIS OTHER STUFF ABOUT THE SHOW AND SAYS HE WANTS TO SHOW HIS KID NEXO KNIGHTS SINCE ITS ANOTHER LEGO SHOW AND HE THINKS HE’LL ENJOY IT AND I AGREED RIGHT AWAY THAT’S A GOOD ONE TOO-
AHHH I WANTED TO CRY MY TEACHERS KNOWS NINJAGO AND WATCHES IT- IM GONNA BUY THAT MAN A ZANE KEYCHAIN HE DESERVES IT I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.
BEST DAY EVER- My algebra teacher’s like 5'4, possibly nearing his late 30s, bald, very loud, talks really fast, and honestly is a bit scary since he can roast literally anyone he talks to but knowing that he watches it with his son makes me really happy.
Hey Katharine, long time follower of yours. Congradulations on getting married! Wishing you only the best! I really look up to your relationship and I wonder if you have any advice for picking a significant other. I feel I have settled for a less than I deserve kind of guys before and I hope to not do that in the future. Do you have any pointers?
Step 1: Find a Sweetheart Step 2: Marry him Oh wait… sorry guys and gals, I already did that and we’re monogamous so that route to happily ever after is closed for y’all.
Just kidding (no, but really he’s awesome…).
Finding someone you want to spend any period of your life with (let alone something crazy like till one of you dies with) is not an easy thing.
First and foremost, remember that it’s not the most important thing in the world to find a significant other. Seriously. It is not the end all be all of life. Rom coms make it seem like the only way people find fulfillment in their lives is by being in relationships with other people. This really isn’t true. Lots of people are 100% fulfilled and happy in their lives with their jobs or their pets or their friends or their kids or their hobbies without a significant other. So even if you never find someone you want to do the whole “I promise forever” thing with, don’t worry. You don’t have to.
I just wanted to talk about that option first before talking about the picking someone option because no one ever talks about not picking someone as a totally valid option – and I think that’s kind of crap.
But as far as the how do you pick someone option, here we go:
So when I was a kid, I remember having this conversation with my mom in the car about how you knew you loved someone and she told me that it was something that was hard to explain, but that you just knew. That it was like the feeling of your heart getting bigger and bigger to fit that person inside of it.
But then she told me that how you knew you loved someone was an easy question, you just knew, but how you knew if you wanted to spend your life with that person was the hard question.
I think that’s true. There were people I loved before Sweetheart. I really did love them. I loved them as best as I could in the moment and with the most love we could create between us – but we were never meant to be forever partners because we just didn’t have all the pieces we needed to make it work.
[Aside: I’m using “forever partnership” instead of “marriage” because actually doing the whole dress/aisle/certificate thing isn’t necessary here – it’s just any agreement between two people to stay together forever in whatever way they thing works best for them.]
I could write you a whole book on what I think it takes to make a forever partnership last. It’s a whole lot of stuff. But when you’re looking around looking for someone that would make a good forever partner, here are 5 arbitrary things I picked from my long list of ideas just now that you could think about.
1) You share goals - You should agree on the “big decision things” like value systems, the presence/absence of children, how work plays into your life, etc. It’s hard to live your life by a certain value system or really want something non-negotiable and have your partner disagree. That just isn’t going to workout to well long term.
2) They’re a good partner - I mean this in a sense more than just a good significant other. They’re a good partner. When you’re in a crisis, they jump in and help pick up the slack. They listen and respond to your needs. They pull their fair share with split responsibilities. You play well off each other.
3) You can have fun together even in the monotonous moments - So much of your life with another person will be doing things like buying groceries, or cleaning the house, or taking care of children/dogs/cats/etc. There are mundane moments in every day life, find someone that makes these things more enjoyable when you do them together.
4) They push you to be better - Good partners support where you’re at – the best partners push you to be better than where you are. It’s easy to tell someone they’re doing a good job, but a really good forever partner will help you see how to take the next steps to improve yourself even more.
5) They work hard for the relationship - Any forever partnership is work. Love isn’t just a noun, it’s a verb. And sometimes loving someone else takes a lot of work – because you have to love them even when they’re making you crazy. Find someone that invests their time and emotional energy (and physical energy) in your relationship. If they’re too busy investing all that time and energy somewhere else, there often won’t be enough left to keep the relationship strong.
You’ll date people who will be right in the moment. Maybe they were the perfect “right now” partner. Don’t worry about it. Give yourself to that in the “right now”. There’s nothing to regret about loving someone who loved you back and you both did the best you could. You’ll learn from it, grow, and you’ll both take something away to make you better partners in the future. So you don’t have to get it right the first time, or the next time, or the 18th time. You’ll learn what kind of person you’re looking for by looking.
But really -pick someone who is honest and gentle and 100% in – and then give them the same back. If it’s right, the pieces will fall into place and one day you’ll wake up next to them and you’ll know it never was, never will be anyone else.
(Flash TV Verse) Team Flash has an ongoing Pokemon Go war. Teams mean nothing. It all comes down to who has the fullest pokedex. Barry and Wally have caught most of them - even the international ones - but no babies because they run too fast to hatch eggs. Julian is also a secret trainer and has all but Gliger (but OH is he working on it).