To all my overachievers who don’t get praise from parents and loved ones anymore because it’s just expected of you to do well: I’m proud that you passed that test, I’m happy you graduated with honors, I love that you try your hardest all the time.
I know sometimes the lack of support and encouragement from those whose opinions matter the most to you can be disheartening, but keep pushing through and being the amazing person you are.
Summary: Modern!AU You hate James Barnes with a burning passion and the feeling is entirely mutual. Just when you think things can’t get any worse, you are tricked into attending his sister’s wedding as his girlfriend. Stuck with a bunch of strangers, you come up with a set of rules that are not going to last long.
Warnings: the usual +
Mention of Cheating, Mention of Emotionally Abusive Relationship
You woke up with a start, unsure where you were. The distant
sound of laughter filled the room and you rolled to your side, groaning. The
light filtering through the curtains was bright enough to see by, but your eyes
were still blurry from sleep.
“It’s barely seven!” Bucky groaned.
His head appeared just above the mattress as he sat up from
the floor. He was at eye level with you and yawned widely, not bothering to
cover his mouth. You buried your face into the pillow, mumbling something about
“So this is what you look like in the morning,” he said,
stretching his back. “Interesting.”
***Can you believe we have to go through a 3 month hiatus until we get new episodes again? What to do on Mondays from now on? Well, I know it is not the same but how about reading some amazing Malec fics? Because there simply can’t be enough Malec love out there and somehow it makes the wait to see these two back on our screens a bit more bearable
if you ask me.
Anyway, I hope you gonna enjoy this 4th edition as much as the previous ones. Again, a huge thank you to everyone who left notes and/or told me how much they enjoyed these recs. It’s very much appreciated, so yes, if you want me to
continue doing this, let me know, okay? Have fun reading!***
When agent Alec Lightwood is given his first kill hit, he doesn’t expect
much trouble. Of course, he also doesn’t expect it to be a cheerful
assassin who lands him in a whole load of trouble. Enter Magnus Bane:
an assassin turned thief who reluctantly teams up with Alec - and The
Clave - after he pisses off a very important and powerful crime boss,
Valentine Morgenstern. In a world of violence and unjust laws, can the two put aside their differences and work together? Aka: in which Alec is sent to kill Magnus, doesn’t, and then really wishes he had. (but not really).
With Valentine still at large, a crisis threatens to split the Shadow
World in two, testing the loyalties of everyone on both sides of the
line. But choosing between duty and honor, family and love is never
easy, especially when war is on the horizon.
New graduates and best friends Magnus and Alec have
both graduated from the University of Idris with top honors. Graduation
and family expectations, however, carved out two very different paths
for their lives.
Making the age-old promise on graduation night
to get married if they were still single by thirty had been an easy
agreement to make. There was no chance it would, or even could, ever
possibly happen. It simply wasn’t legal.
coincidentally re-enters Alec’s life eight years later, each are
confronted with the unsettled reality of their lives, and the rekindling
of long-buried feelings for the other. They decide to reinstate the
promise they had made as motivation to get back into the dating scene.
But can they push aside their own feelings for each other as they go on this journey of finding true love?
Or: the “Single by 30” Malec AU that nobody asked for.
After the MORTAL WAR that wiped out the JEDI ORDER and
the reconstruction of THE CLAVE to govern the galaxy, military force,
THE CIRCLE, has been monitoring planets for any trace of remaining
intergalactic terrorism and obliterating possible threats under the name
of peace. Each strike leaves death and destruction behind.
Senator, General Luke Garroway, leads the DOWNWORLDER RESISTANCE, a
counterpoint to the Circle, in hope of finding enough evidence of abuse
of power to dismantle the organisation and restore real peace and
justice to the galaxy.
In order to do so, Luke has sent Izzy
Lightwood, his most daring pilot, and the mysterious Magnus Bane to
search for survivors of the last attack…
“Mhmm,” Magnus hummed as they broke apart and he rocked
his hips minutely, the slight movement enough to make them both shiver.
“This is getting dangerously close to one of my fantasies, so maybe we
should stop, if you don’t want this to go any further.”
“What fantasy?” Alec murmured, craning his neck up again to brush his
lips against Magnus’ but the warlock teasingly moved just out of reach.
“Well,” Magnus started, looking at Alec through half-closed eyes and
with a hint of a smirk tugging at the corner of his mouth, “I have never
had sex inside the Institute.”
When Detective Alexander Lightwood-Bane is called to the site of a
bizarre murder, he doesn’t expect to recognize the victim, but that’s
exactly what happens. Alec met the wealthy entrepreneur at an event with
his husband, the flamboyant and enormously wealthy Magnus
Lightwood-Bane. When a second victim is found, Alec and his partner,
Jace Herondale, realize that their killer has a “type.” Unfortunately,
Magnus just so happens to fit that type.
Magnus Bane is a famous stripper, used to pretty boys falling in love
with him after one dance. The feeling is hardly ever mutual. But when he
meets the freshly turned twenty-one year old Alec lightwood, he can’t
take his eyes off him, and they find themselves in love quicker than
Alec and Magnus have been friends since high school. They both love each
other but are afraid to say anything because they believe the other one
doesn’t feel the same way and it’ll ruin their friendship.
Alec and Jace are working on an overdose case and are stuck. Can Magnus be the one to help them solve the case?
Magnus Bane loved New York. I mean, what other city in the world held Christmas raves?
especially loved it when he managed to convince Ragnor and Catarina to
join him. Spending time with your chosen family during the holidays was
the best thing in the world.
The only thing that could make it
even better, however, would be getting to know that very attractive
stranger that just wouldn’t take his eyes off Magnus. Tall, dark and
handsome was just what Magnus wanted to end his amazing night.
All he needed was an opportunity and it came, in the form of a well-placed mistletoe.
Magnus Bane agreed to volunteer at a children’s hospital on Christmas
Eve, wanting to help make sure the kids got the most wonderful evening.
Turned out the kids weren’t the only one who were gonna have a merry
Christmas, Magnus realised when he met the young Doctor Lightwood during
his time at the hospital.
or, the ’i sneaked into this huge house party for some free alcohol but
you asked me how i knew the host and the first excuse i could think of
was that i’m dating their sibling, so i basically just lied to you about
going out with you’ au
Somehow, they end up with Alec flat on his back and Magnus straddling
him, his hands cradling Alec’s jaw while his tongue explores the
nephilim’s mouth. It’s a slow, lazy, and unhurried kiss. The kind of
kiss that says ‘there isn’t anywhere else I would rather be right now’ and ‘I want to explore every inch of your body’ and ‘I love you’.
If Magnus were more alert, he probably would’ve recognized the obvious
signs of someone being in the loft: the boots by the front door, the
leather jacket laying on the couch, the empty wine glass sitting on his
drink cart, but as it is, he doesn’t notice anything off until he’s
standing right in front of his bedroom door and realizes the light is
There was one simple and unique rule about being
friends with Magnus and Alec: never, ever, no matter the circumstances,
not even if you were drunk as an armada of skunks, engage into a debate
about pop culture with either of them, and especially not the both of
Magnus Bane has a problem with that arrogant brat that
keeps showing his face to every important street race in the city. Damn
Jace Lightwood and his annoying habit of winning even though he’s just a
stupid high school boy. That’s insulting.
Fuck Jace. But more importantly, fuck his sweet looking older
brother, who just happen to not have the slightest idea of who Magnus
is. If everything goes according to plan, Magnus will have put Jace back
to his insignificant place and gotten lucky with a gorgeous oblivious
Not really. I’m personally not impressed by the fact that he graduated with honors from a top tier university, or at his wide range of everyday vocabulary, or his quick-wittedness, or his internships with NPR and the White House, or his ingenuity and creativity. Those are all pretty average to me. He could do more.
hi i’m majoring in secondary english education, graduated with honors for my associates in general studies, left my campus with a 3.8 gpa, and received an excellence scholarship from my dream university
but how did i do that while still being cool and relatable??
here are tips–do with them as you may;
get to classes 10 minutes before they start. personally, i went about 15 minutes before class started if i could help it. it gave me time to set my space up, review anything if i needed it, and to just relax before class started. plus the other kids there are probably on the more studious side, and they usually helped me study or practice speeches or helped answer any questions i had. i also made a few friends this way.
do your homework?? for the love of god PLEASE do your homework, read those readings a few times, get a jump start on that essay, it helps you in the course and it helps you in your free time bc then you can have more of it if you manage time right and do what you need to do right away.
keep a planner. use it for everything.
even if it’s just getting the mla basics down, start essays right away after getting assigned them. the more you chip away from day 1, the less you have to do the night before.
make friends with your professors!! literally two of my professors are some of the coolest people ever and i plan on having them over for games and drinks and stuff in the future. once you have a bond with them, you’re more comfortable to ask them questions, ask for help, everything. it’s super nice.
get a nice big backpack and carry everything you need. you need a laptop and 9 water bottles? carry them. 20 notebooks and 4000 notecards? put them in there. snacks and pokemon cards? shit i’m sure they’re important put them in there. this is to say that each student has different needs in college. i liked to carry 10 different colored highlighters and all my text books, but my friends just brought their phones and a few sheets of paper. you. do. you.
study. please study. but if you do your assigned work and participate in class, you wont have to study as much. it’s nice.
take a different variety of classes! i had a set amount of certain credits i needed for my associates, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with what you take! i sucked at histories, but i took a film course regarding it as social history and I got an A in it! i hate sciences, but i took a sexuality course an astronomy and aced both! you might hate subject, but try <3
have fun. take hard courses, make friends, date, fall in love, get your heart broken, take internships, fail a course, join a club, do sports, adventure, be stupid, learn from your mistakes, college will probably only happen once, so make the most out of it.
ask for help if you need it. especially other students; they love feeling super smart as they help you! my s/o and i met bc he asked me for help in our math course a lot, and eventually i asked him for help in our biology course a lot. my best friends and i formed a study group for our gender course. i met one of my best friends because i went to an english lecture that i had already attended once. reach out. make friends. expand your world.
In honor of my friends graduating from THE North Carolina Central University School of Law tomorrow, I had to give them a special shoutout. They took me in when I moved to North Carolina and did not know anyone. Even though these last two years have flown by, I thank God for them everyday. They have been there for every high and every low. Even though they’ll probably never see this, I just want y'all to see Black Excellence in the making and how proud I am of them.
To the Crew, congratulations on your accomplishments. I wish you only the best. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for you. Love you babies 😘😘🙌🏾
A lovely anon requested: “hey im such a huge fan of your writing!! i was wondering if maybe you
could do a peter x reader based off the bruno mars song ‘talking to the moon’
please? thank you so much if you do!!!”
Pairing: Peter Parker x Fem!Stark!Reader
Warnings: very few swear words, mentions of implied death?
Word Count: 2, 651
forward a few years from now, Reader is an advanced S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and Tony
Stark’s adopted daughter who’s gone on an undercover mission and Peter Parker
wishes there were things he’d said before they left.
song is so good and I had too many ideas I couldn’t sort them out which is why
this ended up being a huge mess. I apologize in advance for this. The reader
and Peter Parker are in their early twenties. I literally wrote this under the
full moon which I think is pretty awesome. Also, as you may be able to tell,
I’ve been catching up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
gone for six months now. A little more than six months actually; 191 days as of
tonight to be exact. 191 days ago, you got the offer to go on the undercover
mission of a lifetime, the duration indefinite. 191 days ago, you had to leave
immediately without so much as a goodbye to anyone. 190 days ago, was when you
last communicated with the boy- now man, you are in love with.
after you were whisked away, you managed to slip an encrypted message through
your adoptive father, Tony Stark, to let Peter know that you were okay. It was
totally illegal and you spent the whole night encoding and encrypting when you
should have been getting your rest for the mission.
your father had the means to keep tabs on you throughout the project and you
knew he’d give the team updates about you. You were never safe, but at least
you were still alive. Little did you know, for the past two months you were
totally off the radar and no one had any idea if your cover was blown, or if you
were still alive.
For a while
you didn’t think you’d make it out. All you could think of in those moments, was
that you might die without ever telling Peter how you felt.
Jeanna Park was hiding underneath the tables in the library when the Columbine High School Massacre took place. She was hiding withValeen Schnurr, Kelly Flemming,
Lauren Townsend, and Lisa Kreutz. At one point, she tried to leave her hiding place to reach to her sister, Kathy Park, who was a freshman at the time hiding underneath the computer tables with Jessica Holliday. It wasDiwata Perez that held her back, telling her that Jessica Holliday would take care of her.
Later on, Jeanna Park would be shot by Dylan Klebold. She was shot from behind, leaving her right knee, right shoulder, and left foot, critically injured. She lay on the floor until she noticed other people exiting the library, not seeing her sister there any longer, she left alone.
She was released from the hospital on April 26, 1999. Jeanna returned to Columbine and graduated with honors on May 23, 1999.
After Columbine, Jeanna Park began studying at the University of California at Berkley and graduated from the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, and is now working as a doctor.
There was a guy at my school who never ever bathed. It was so bad, people wouldn’t come to class when he was there. He said his whole family did it. We never believed him until Sophomore Open House. His whole slew of smelly family members came. Ma, Pa, Sister, Granpa. It was…….an adventure. First day of school, it was a miracle. He came in, hair tidy, clothes ironed, fresh smell of new cologne. He said his family was arrested for endangering the welfare of children and he was now in a foster home. He seemed the happiest he’d ever been. There was no more stench for the rest of High School and he graduated with honors.
Pairing : Dean x Reader, Sam x Jess Word count : 2,754 Author : Mel Warnings : AU-ish. Someone dies.
You smiled up at the screen. “It’s a boy.” The ultrasound tech informed you.
You grinned and turned to the blond next to you. “A boy.” You teared up, and so did she. “Jess, I’m giving Dean a son.”
“Look at him.. Oh god. Don’t make me cry, I’m next.” She chuckled.
After getting cleaned up, and off the chair, it was Jess’s turn. You took your pictures and smiled down at them as the tech took measurements and checked vitals. When it came time to find out, you looked up at Jess with a smile, then at the screen. “Ready to find out?” She nodded to the tech. You both had wanted boys, wanted them to grow up together, and close. Jess bit her lip and waited. “It’s a girl.”
@luthorzor-el AHH PRODIGY CHILD LENA WHO PROBABLY SKIPPED A YEAR OR TWO. Who couldn’t relate to her classmates since they were all older. So she spent all her time in the library and worked her ass off and took two degrees at the same time and still managed to graduate with honors
Graduated with honors today from UT Dallas, and I’m so happy and grateful right now. Alhamdulillah for all of life’s blessing. I was the student speaker at commencement and it was a pretty good speech if I do say so myself. https://youtu.be/EE7tbaqQ0zU (I start at the 39 minute mark)