how can people hate you d:

anonymous asked:

I hate how some justify the Tou//ken sex as Kan//eki "becoming" a "man". Like he wasn't before? He's been through so much torture, abuse & shit, had a giant influence between ghouls & humans (a simple college student becoming the one eyed king, that's pretty fucken huge) yet, it all doesn't mean shit until you fuck a girl, then that's when you can be a "true" man.

I completely agree wit what u said. Why do people think stickin your d*ck into sum dry p*ssy is manhood. Losin your virginity doesn’t make u a man, u just lost the v-card. Nothin special.

Using prophecies in fantasy without making eyes roll

Good ol’ stand-bys, ubiquitous fantasy tropes, are difficult to avoid. And sometimes we don’t want to avoid them. Goddammit, sometimes you just need a good, solid prophecy to write the story your want to write. 

“It’s not my fault all these other people before me have written prophecies, too!” you say. 

And you’d be right. Unfortunately, they did. So us modern-day writers have to live with the it. So what do you do when you want or need to use a well-worn trope? 

Know the trope. Make it your own. 

Know that, no matter what you do, some readers will still hate it.

But you can’t make everyone happy, right? So let’s get started.

How-to guidelines from our predecessors

Prophecies in fiction have been used countless times. But there are reasons why we continue to use them. And while you don’t want to completely copy how it has been done before, we can all learn something from the basic form of real and fictional prophecies. 

1. Prophecies are often vague and general

The language and phrasing used in prophecies, because of its important and symbolic nature, tends to go for sounding mystic and grand over sensible and utilitarian. This language achieves its poetic goal, but as a price, the meaning can be allusive, vague, or even seem contradictory. 

A man named Jerry will kill a man in a fight on the corner of 3rd and Main on the fifth of January, 3820. 

On the dawn of winter in a forest of gray, when one life dims, another remains.

One of these actually gives you some useful information. The other could mean a vast array of different things at any point in time, but technically applies to the same situation. One of them (though poorly) reads more like something you’d find in a piece of fiction. 

2. Prophecies are often misinterpreted

There’s likely to be disagreement on the meaning of any yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecy. If it’s well-known, then common folk might take it to mean one thing, while the wealthy another. The well-educated might take it to mean one or two (or three or a thousand) things, while the uneducated take it to mean another. If there are two prominent schools of thought, then people might passionately disagree about the meaning. It’s possible that none of these interpretations are true. 

‘Tis the nature of vague and metaphorical language.

The culture of your world will influence how people treat the prophecy. Conversely, the prophecy and its interpretation might have a huge impact on the culture, government, or religion of your world. 

3. Prophecies are given in context

In the example above about the murder in winter, with no context that “prophecy” means basically nothing. Part of what creates nuances in interpretation of prophecies is variations in the understanding of the prophecy’s context. 

Upon the rebirth of the emperor, the dark messenger will be slain; the eagle will conquer the land.

In this sample, very little is made clear when there’s no context. We have no reason to care, let alone believe, what these words are trying to convey. But say that our myths tell the story of a vanished young emperor who would someday reappear to take his throne, that the messengers of evil are immortal, and that the eagle is symbolic of peace…

It all starts to make a bit of sense, doesn’t it? Any alteration in context, however, could vastly change the meaning. 

Prophecies don’t stand alone. They only work within their context. They aren’t created in a vacuum and they are not understood in a vacuum. Creating the vibrant world that surrounds your prophecy will go a long way to making it interesting and important.

4. Prophecies require a prophet

Why do people believe the prophecy? Why don’t they? When implementing a prophecy into your world, you need to pay attention to how people receive its message and ensure that that belief has a sensible backing. 

A prophecy came from the mouth (or pen) of a prophet. If the people of your world totally buy into the words of this prophecy, then there needs to be a reason. What made this prophet reliable? 

What not to do: There was this old woman and everything she said was totally batty…all except this one thing. This one thing will definitely be absolutely true, so help me, God.

Like any aspect of culture, the “why” factor is important. Why do people believe the prophecy? Why has it survived so many years? Or perhaps people don’t believe the prophecy…so why is that? 

Consider Nostradamus. He’s a pretty infamous prophet, even though only some of what he said every seemed true (and almost entirely in retrospect). For the most part, when you mention him, people will kind of laugh it off. It’s mostly a joke. However…his words might also be true! But it’s best not to put all your money on it. 

How are the words of your prophet generally received? How will this affect how your Important Prophecy™ is viewed and understood by the people?

“This Important Prophecy™ is believed because my story needs it to be believed,” is not a good reason. So make sure it runs deeper than that.

Pitfalls to avoid

1. Using a prophecy as a matter of course

Your prophecy should have a very integral part in your story and world. Using a pointless prophecy or using one just because you think, since you’re writing fantasy, you probably should, are one-way tickets to eye-rolls. 

Like any trope, if you’re sticking it artlessly into your story, then you doing the trope and yourself a disservice. Every element you choose to include in your story should drive it forward, should deepen your conflict or characters. No inclusion should be made flippantly. Be sure that if you’re including a prophecy, you use it to its full potential.

2. Making it too simple or mundane

If you’re doing it right, then your prophecy will be super important to your story. And if it’s super important, you’re going to want it to be super interesting. If a dull, run-of-the-mill Chosen One prophecy is, unironically, what your story hinges on, then you’re likely going to get some eye-rolls and, worse, readers who put down your book.

3. Going for too much

On the other end of the spectrum, prophecies that are convoluted or require the ten-page backstory to put into context are likely going to take too much attention away from your actual story. Prophecies tend to focus on one (general) event. It can cover a few facets of this one event, but if you try to outline too much you risk detracting from the here-and-now or getting too far in over your (or your character’s) head. 

Things to consider

  • Is the fulfillment of the prophecy a mystery even to your reader? Or does the story give the answer, leaving the path to the fulfillment to be the mystery?
  • Is your prophecy immutable? Is it Destiny and it will come true no matter what anyone does?
  • Is the prophecy self-fulfilling? How do the characters’ knowledge of the prophecy affect events? How might their ignorance of it? 
  • How does the fulfillment differ or align with the expectations held by the characters?
  • Did the prophet speak of their own freewill, with true foreknowledge, or were they a vessel for a deity, or some supernatural being?
  • How was the prophecy passed down to the present? Was it done so flawlessly, or might there have been translation, oral, or interpretation errors that happened along the way?
  • How widely accepted, or known, is the prophecy among the common people? 
  • How common are prophecies in general? Does this one stand out in some way? If so, how and why?
  • Does the prophecy give away an outcome, or does it simply set up a situation?
  • How detailed is your prophecy and how have those seemingly specific details been misinterpreted?
  • How certain is anyone that they understand the prophecy? 
  • If the prophecy proves to be false, how does that element find resolution within the structure of the narrative? (i.e. if you placed great importance on the prophecy with the intention of pulling the rug out from under your reader, how are you going to resolve the situation to keep them from feeling cheated?)

What do you think about the use of prophecies in fiction? What are some of your favorites or least favorites?

Happy writing!

Something terrible happened today to my neighbour, she’s a muslim woman and quite elderly.. She was on the bus when 3 white girls were throwing stuff at her. She didn’t realise until afterwards and gave them a dirty look, somehow they found that offensive and followed her all the way to her house. They were throwing food and one of them threw it on her face, right in front of her house to which they all ran away. As soon as she stepped into her house, she cried because she was fasting and couldn’t stick up for herself in fear she’d may break her fast.

This happened in my neighbourhood and I was just so angry and heartbroken. How can they do that to an elderly women? Somebody’s mother, somebody’s grandmother.. SubhanAllah. I wish they had done it to me instead because I could handle it, I just hate when people disrespect or attack the elderly because they’re so vulnerable. These girls were also young teens, and you can say they were ignorant and stupid but how can a decent human being do that? Regardless of your political or religious views, how can you harm another being let alone an elderly woman? These people pick on the vulnerable, the ones that know little english.. I just pray that Allah (swt) either guides them or punishes them for their actions. Please be safe and protect your mothers, sisters and grandmothers.

asugarplumfairy  asked:

RFA +V/Saeran with smol MC? :)

Okay for all of these MC is like 5´3¨

Yoosung:

-Makes him feel like a manly man that he´s taller than you

-Even though he´s 5´6¨ lolol

-When you can´t reach something he swoops in because he´s the tall one and feels all cool

-But then he can´t reach it either whoops

-Ur house has a lot of stools

-I feel like you guys are like those vines where the short people like team up to fight whenever someone insults you

-MC: WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY TO ME HOLD MY FLOWER

Yoosung: Kick his ass baby I got ur flower

Jaehee

-She´s like two inches taller than you

-She doesn´t really comment on your height, it doesn´t matter to her

-She does find it kind of cute to see you stretch up to try and reach the coffee beans on the top shelf

-But honestly she´s just like ¨Okay MC is shorter than me. What am I gonna make for dinner¨

Zen

-Loves that you´re so tiny

-He feels very protective over you

-At first he´s very delicate with you, like he thinks you´re so small that you´ll fall apart

-Until you´re like ¨Zen wtf I am a full blown adult¨

-He annoys you sometimes because he can´t take you seriously when you´re mad at him, you´re just too cute!

-Doesn´t get stools, he just swoops in whenever you can´t reach something to reach it for you

-He´s the best big spoon tbh

-You feel so warm and cozy in his arms

-Always makes sure you get a seat to his shows where you´re not blocked by tall people

Jumin

-He´s a tree honestly he´s so tall

-Imagine all those cute height difference otp prompts and that´s you guys

-Like you´ll try to kiss him but you still can´t reach him on your tiptoes, and he notices and leans down to kiss you

-Completely remodels the penthouse to be more accommodating to your height, cause it was catered towards him and you could barely reach the sink

-There are some tabloid rumors about your age which Jumin quickly works to dispel. He hates that people are trying to make drama in your relationship.

-Also your height would make it easier to do bondage

-…JUsT SAYING

Seven

-The short puns

-Oh my god the short puns

-He´d tease you all the time like ¨Hey MC hows the weather down there?¨

-Hold things out of your reach sometimes to annoy you

-But if you’re self conscious about it he’ll stop teasing you cause he doesn´t want to actually hurt your feelings

-You both have a giant collection of heels and you fight about who has more pairs

-One day you decide to just count up all your heels to see once and for all who has more

-Saeran walks out of his room to find both of you surrounded by shoes while you´re yelling at him that ¨WEDGES ARE FUCKIN HEELS YOU DONGLE¨

Saeran:

-When he lured you into the apartment he thought that it was perfect because you´re so small and defenseless (lolol)

-But once he gets to know you after the after ending he realizes you can THROW DOWN

-Like I´m imagining some guy hits on you and he´s about ready to murder him until you just fucking deck him in the face and knock him out.

-Saeran *softly*: holy shit

-You are super adorable when you´re not punching someone in the face and he doesn´t know why or how the fuck he´s supposed to express this feeling

-¨You look like a bunny¨ ¨Thanks?

-He´s trying okay?

fandrack  asked:

Ployamorous means being in a relationship with multiple people right? I honestly think it's a normal thing and support it might even do it myself if I had the chance but I encountered a lot of people who're against it and wondered if you get a lot of hate on that?

Hello! Yes it does. 
I don’t get hate as much as I just get something like this.

Then it’s usually followed by

“I didn’t know you could that!”

“I can barely function in one relationship.”

“How did you figure that out?”

“I’d get way too jealous.”

“Do they both know about each other?”

“That sounds really difficult.”

So.. no hate! Not yet. Just.. bewilderment? 

Thanks for writing in xoxo

So, I used to work at this food market that had a bakery, entrees, meats, and seafood, etc. And there was a girl who worked there (I’ll call her H) who was the head chefs favorite and would literally get away with anything and I hated it. Here’s a few examples.

She would always work bakery (because everyone wanted to work bakery) but she never wanted to close so I tended to close for her (either because I was scheduled to our just because SOMEONE had to) and I can’t even begin to tell you how many times, while closing, I’d find half eaten cake slices I KNOW she didn’t pay for. It was infuriating.

I can get along with anyone, even people I don’t like, not to mention I’m pretty anti-confrontational, so typically I got along well with H, but there was one time I fucking REAMED her. We had a semi-new employee, she’d been there like a month (I’ll call her k). She was sweet but very anxious and I really liked her so I tended to look out for her. So one day she left before closing but was going to open the next day. She’d left something out or messed something up, I can’t remember exactly, but H decided to write her a really snotty and rude note and taped it up for her to find the next morning. I saw it she it was so mean, I knew it’d make her cry and it set me right off. I don’t like rude people. So I ripped it off the shelf and walked up to her (as she giggled about it to a coworker).
Me: did you write this? (knowing full well)
H: Yea? Why?
Me: this is a really mean note. K’ll be really hurt if she reads this.
H: well maybe she shouldn’t be such a fuck up.
Me: how dare you? Do you have any idea how fucking cruel this is? You’re lucky I don’t take this to the owner. Instead, instead I’ll just let you live with the fact that you’re a horrid bitch. But next time, I won’t be so kind.
I crumpled it up and tossed it at her gaping face. She just watched me do it. It was so satisfying. She didn’t fuck with K again after that.

TLDR: bitchy coworker gets away with everything but I told her off once and it was amazingly satisfying.

grimkipp  asked:

I wanna see the reason why people like tordtom,, I don't hate it,, I'm just curious about this ship,, can u help me,? Could u screenshot all of your favorite moments with tom and tord together from all of the eddisodez? :D thank you

HOW DID I NOT SEE THIS ASK?!?!?!

Okay so, I don’t know about every one else, but I love TomTord because I’m a sucker for love hate relationships!!!!! :3 The fact that they hate each other is what fuels the ship for me….

also…. THEY MADE PORNOS TOGETHER IN ANOTHER UNIVERSE!!!!

so… yeah like i said, I dont know everyone else’s reasons why they ship TomTord, But I ADORE LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIPS!!!!!

anonymous asked:

I've noticed you like kevin/aaron do you mind sharing any headcanons about them as they're an extremely rarepair and most people hate aaron so I can't ask alot of people.

Ummmmm an opportunity to yell about my rare otp and how much I love Aaron Minyard?? Yes ??????
(this took so long, im sorry D: )

  • Kevin gets into arguments with the foxes a lot and he’ll just stop mid-sentence sometimes and gesture angrily at Aaron like “can you back me up please???” and Aaron just closes his laptop or whatever and goes to stand by his bf and opens his mouth like hes gonna say something to the others and then just shakes his head and pats Kev on the shoulder and leaves
  • Aaron is low-key a meme king and Kevin doesn’t really understand contemporary social media but Aaron trains him to respond to memes educates him, and if you listen closely you can hear Aaron whisper “and we’re roommates” into the darkness at 3am right before you hear a half-asleep Kevin snore loudly and yell “OH MY GOD, WE’RE ROOMMATES” and then the sound of a startled Nicky jerking awake and falling out of bed while cursing
  • Aaron is everyone’s first line of defense when it comes to his bf pushing health food on them. The two go shopping together and every time Kevin turns to look at something, Aaron scans the cart and pulls out anything that’s too green. They get to the check stand and Kev is like “I swear I grabbed an artichoke??” and Aaron is like “guess all that healthy shit isn’t helping your memory at all is it? We walked right past that stuff and you didn’t even stop to look, babe”
  • Aaron is the only person that Kevin trusts to string his racquet
  • you’ve heard of andreil sleeping facing each other, now get ready for Kaaron sleeping facing away from each other. Aaron always sleeps facing the wall with the blanket over his head because he got used to trying to block everything out when his mom would bring guys home or when she would get into these drunk yelling matches with Luther on the phone, and Kevin sleeps facing the room because he used to watch Riko sleep and wonder how the soft quiet boy became so hard and cruel,,
  • (tl;dr,,, Kevin and Aaron feel safe at night with the warmth and weight of the other against their back)
  • sometimes Andrew and Aaron both wear long sleeves and Kevin can’t 100% tell them apart, so he’ll casually sit next to one of them and the boy doesn’t say anything, seems to lean into Kevin a bit even, so he’s like “ah ok this one is mine” in his head, and then he goes to kiss his boyfriend’s cheek and a book comes flying from across the room followed by a glare and “IM Aaron, you asshole,”
  • Kevin starts to get up to go sit by the other twin, but a hand grabs his wrist and pulls him back down and the twin next to him goes “what the fuck, Andrew? He knows it’s me, he’s not stupid like Neil”
  • (Neil got as far as “yes or no” last week before Aaron realized what was happening and shoved him off the couch)
  • Kevin nods and cautiously puts his arm around Aaron(?), and Aaron turns to “kiss” Kevin but actually just presses his lips to his and mutters “retract your arm, you fake bitch, I know you couldn’t tell it was me”
Why aren’t more black women in rap videos?

 I’m not talking about the really light-skinned or racially ambiguous women either. I mean black women who are visibly black. Those who are brown and dark-skinned. The ones with natural hair, braids, dreadlocks, and broad features. Why don’t we ever see them be “sexy” in music videos with black men? There’s a difference between being sexy and vulgarized. When light-skinned and non-black women are plastered in these videos for aesthetics, they are made to be sensual. When darker-skinned women are shown once in every blue moon, all you see are their butts or skin; never their faces.

 Whenever it’s brought up, we are gaslighted. We’re asked if we really want to be in an environment that sexually degrades us. Of course we don’t. That’s not what we are asking. We are asking to be shown as just as sexy, carefree and beautiful as the non-black women in these videos. We know the difference between men objectifying women and glorifying them. And we are not glorified. Many black men’s excuse is that they don’t want to see us objectified, so they spare us the burden by using white and non-black women. I find that malarkey. The real reason is simple: They just don’t want us to be sexy. They don’t want us to have agency over our own bodies and sexuality. It’s a form of control. It’s jealousy. It’s possession. It’s misogynoir.

 Black men have no problem sexualizing us when it’s convenient. A Twitter user said the words I’ve been thinking: if you’re going to sexualize us, at least pay us. We hardly see dark-skinned and black female sex-workers put in the same light as lighter-skinned and non-black women. They refuse to pay us to be sexy. They want us to be sexy for free. Whenever they think of black women, all they think of is our bodies and looks. When someone asks why they love black women, they always go for features associated with black womanhood like big butts, curves, full lips, and kinkier hair texture. I refuse to believe it’s because most find us “ugly” or “undesirable.” Many do, but that’s mainly because of white supremacy, not actually believing we’re unattractive. Because notice, as soon as someone like Teyana Taylor is deemed acceptable for the mainstream, you have black men posting pictures of her calling her “sexy.” Teyana has big lips, dark-brown skin, and a broad nose. Years ago, she was mocked for her role in that Tyler Perry movie where she was saying “BYRONNNNN!” in that exaggerated AAVE. Now because she’s popular and people say she’s attractive, the same men calling women who look like Teyana “hideous” are calling Teyana “goals.” The same with Taral Hicks from A Bronx Tale and Belly. If she wasn’t glorified and made to be the most beautiful thing in DMX’s 1998 film, Kodak Black would have looked at her as just any other “ugly d*rkie.” Black men can cut the crap. Just say you hate us but want the benefit of controlling us at the same time.

 It’s the same logic as how white men hate white women but have no problem fucking them. They’re even attracted to them. It’s the same with black men and black women intraracially. The only difference is, pretending we’re ugly by default keeps us under their control. If we have low self-esteem or are suppressed by looks, then we can’t be “above” black men. One minute black women are “ugly” and “manly,” the next minute black men are on a Hotep spiel on how we’re more “fragile” than “the black man.” So my theory is that there is truth to what black men say about rather seeing other men’s women “objectified” than their own. Trust me, it doesn’t make me feel any better. It is not flattering or moving to me. I am disgusted. However, I can’t help but laugh. Most black men don’t genuinely find non-black women better than black women, they just find them easier to control anti-blackness than if they were men. It’s still misogyny, they just have less power. Black men either find black women’s bodies vulgar and “offensive,” or so “sexy,” they don’t want us to be the object of desire to non-black men. Especially white men.

 That is why black men will call us bedwenches before they call Fredrick Douglas a fuckboy, Eldridge Cleaver a rapist and an abuser, and Martin Luther King a bumbling cheater. The worst atrocity according to black men are black women being raped. Not because it was horrible and a violation of women’s agency and rights, but because “their” woman was touched by “the white man.” I can see a man being angry and hurt that a woman he loves dearly was violated and gravely hurt. But that isn’t the case. When black men speak of slavery, they speak of ire at the fact white men were raping all the black women while black men apparently couldn’t do a damn thing about it. I remember seeing one man on Twitter tweet how white men would take all the “pretty” slaves to sleep with. As if those women consented. Therefore, black men control our sexuality under the guise of “protection.” They claim they want to protect us from white or non-black men when we so as choose to date outside of our race, but I know the truth. They’re just jealous and don’t like the idea of black women being the object of someone else’s gaze. So yes, I do believe the lack of black women in these rappers’ music videos is a reference of many black men’s egos. It’s fun for them to brag about having other races of men’s women but then when it comes to us. they don’t want to brag about us because they know those same men consume hip-hop just as much if not more than all black people combined. 

 Another theory of mine is that black men simply don’t find us pure and beautiful enough to be in their music videos. It’s that simple. It’s okay for light-skinned women to be curvy and shaking their asses. It’s even okay for non-black or mixed race women to do the same thing. But when we do it, it’s “ghetto,” it’s “ratchet,” it’s “ugly.” It’s more “sexy” for these “pure” angels to get “down and dirty” (which is where “down” comes from when it’s to reference understanding the black struggle). Those women will always be seen as “pure” and “beautiful” no matter what, so people love the taboo of “good girls” acting like “hoes,” e.g. dark-skinned and visibly black women.  You can say not all black men feel this way, and I would concur. However, since black men have male privilege and black women do not, I will hold all black men accountable for their misogynoir and erasure of us.

Nct Dream: Their s/o having a bubbly personality

~admin luna  ♡

Mark:

Originally posted by t-yong

Mark would be happy to see you have such a big group of friends which took away the worry that you were lonely while he was away on trips or practice days. He was so happy to see you get along well with the rest of nct and knew that they’d always have your back just as much as he would.

Renjun:

Originally posted by jenofrost

I think renjun would be slightly overwhelmed at first by how bubbly you were but he would soon get used it it. He’d start to meet new people through your big network of friends and soon enough he felt like he fit in and was just as bubbly as you are as time went on.

Jeno:

Originally posted by neotechs

He can have his shy moments but he’s pretty bubbly too,you two would be the cutest couple in your school, no one would ever hate on you guys though because you were JUST TOO NICE You would always make people welcome, talking to anyone that was standing alone and tbh everyone just loved you guys.

Haechan:

Originally posted by zeusmayo

okay crank those sass levels up to 3000. You guys would be the loudest couple ever, constantly throwing sarcastic comments at each other on opposite ends of the corridor and everyone else would just stand and watch with amusement as you both have to run away from a teacher. He would grab your hand, interlocking his fingers with yours and make a run for it.

Jaemin:

Originally posted by nakamotens

If you were as extroverted as jaemin is, you guys would be dancing non stop, school halls, library, classroom, you name it. Also expect pranks and screaming and shouting. You guys were known for being the pranksters of the school but covered your tracks well so you never got caught.

Chenle:

Originally posted by exovixxnct

being more on the bubbly side meant that chenle would probably open up to you a little bit quicker, showing you just how goofy he was. You guys would be known as a double act as well as the class clowns, constantly doing pointless little skits to make your friends laugh.

Jisung:

Originally posted by jenofrost

constantly cracking each other up with jokes and pulling funny faces during class time and on more than a few occasions jisung saved your butt from getting a detention because of how loud you were laughing. 

~admin luna  ♡

daisy johnson sentence meme

Quotes from Daisy Johnson / Skye throughout the seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Topics range from vague to specific, feel free to change pronouns and such as needed.

  • ❛ i was your first? that’s sweet. ❜
  • ❛ my lifelong search has led to a single document, redacted. ❜
  • ❛ skipper to bravo, i’ve got eyes on top dog. the eagle is landing on it. ❜
  • ❛ i’m gonna go … play with my phone now. ❜
  • ❛ with great powers comes … a ton of weird crap that you are not prepared to deal with ! ❜
  • ❛ this is a bomb. you know what those do. ❜
  • ❛ we’ll keep you safe, your life is in danger. ❜
  • ❛ and then you told him best case scenario was his head blown off. ❜
  • ❛ she said ‘ god is love. ’ it’s simple and a little sappy, but that’s the version i like. god is love. the thing that holds us together. ❜
  • ❛ you’re a hero ! like a for real superhero, which is- i’m not like a groupie stalker type, but … oh my god that is so cool ! ❜
  • ❛ i saw that you were dead. wait, are you still dead? ❜
  • ❛ frack. ❜
  • ❛ you’re the person i go to when things get heavy. ❜
  • ❛ you’re the closest thing i have to family. so i just hoped that deep down you’d feel it too. ❜
  • ❛ kill me already. ❜
  • ❛ something bad happens every time i feel settled somewhere. ❜
  • ❛ usually one person doesn’t have the solution, but one hundred people with one percent of the solution? that’ll get it done. ❜
  • ❛ i think that’s beautiful, pieces solving a puzzle. ❜
  • ❛ i’m gonna beat the screws out of those junkers and the two of us are gonna get the hell out of dodge. ❜
  • ❛ …you made me a sandwich? ❜
  • ❛ you think i can’t find out who you are when you’re online talking about rounding up freaks just because we’re not face-to-face? now we’re face-to-face, and i’m one of the freaks. ❜
  • ❛ guys. high school dropout here. ❜
  • ❛ yay, internet, she said sarcastically. ❜
  • ❛ the world is full of wonders … we can’t explain everything we see. ❜
  • ❛ so what now? there are no more shadows for you to hide in. ❜
  • ❛ something impossible just happened. what are you going to do about it? ❜
  • ❛ i keep my distance because it’s what’s best … for everyone. ❜
  • ❛ he believed in me before i believed in myself. ❜
  • ❛ i read the motivational poster in the bathroom. ❜
  • ❛ i didn’t always have powers, and i did alright. ❜
  • ❛ i like to vet my vengeance demons before i hop in a car with them. ❜
  • ❛ the engine caught fire. how is that not a dangerous problem? ❜
  • ❛ you don’t get to decide who deserves to die. ❜
  • ❛ i don’t want you to die, i want you to suffer. ❜
  • ❛ i knew someone was gonna go. i just didn’t know everyone would. ❜
  • ❛ sometimes the world’s greatest miracles happen by accident. ❜
  • ❛ had to get the band back together. anyone that can fly this thing? ❜
  • ❛ thank you Nerd Herd, i’m going to go call _____. ❜
  • ❛ the letter that looks like new hampshire with legs, that’s ‘d’ right? ❜
  • ❛ i will never forgive him. ❜
  • ❛ you can’t just expect people to go through that kind of change and immediately have a handle on it. ❜
  • ❛ just admit it, you’re afraid of people like me. afraid of our power. ❜
  • ❛ that’s actually kind of smart. ❜
  • ❛ you can’t walk away from this. ❜
  • ❛ i’m not exactly a team player. ❜
  • ❛ and, oh my god, super spy is ticklish. ❜
  • ❛ all this protocol crap doesn’t matter to me. ❜
  • ❛ wish i knew how to use that hate-fu. ❜
  • ❛ she just said more words than i’ve heard her say in a year. ❜
  • ❛ hey, at least you got away from your ex. the guy i had a crush on is now the psycho living in our basement. ❜
  • ❛ try it. let’s see what happens. ❜
  • ❛ i know how hard this is, but you have people who really care about you… who love you very much. ❜
  • ❛ so i guess, there was some good in him all along. ❜
  • ❛ i never thought i’d see you again. ❜
  • ❛ i don’t want to ruin the moment. but i’m gonna have to respond with…g4. ❜
  • ❛ i’m sorry. he wouldn’t have left her for anything. ❜
  • ❛ everyone deserves a chance to be who they are. ❜
  • ❛ i’m gonna throw up. ❜
  • ❛ if we want the truth we have to get it ourselves. ❜
  • ❛ fight back. that’s how you move on ❜
  • ❛ _____, please… i don’t want to lose you. ❜
  • ❛ easy, playboy. ❜
  • ❛ you can’t blame yourself for their lies. ❜
  • ❛ i caused an avalanche. ❜
  • ❛ that’s the best news i’ve heard in weeks. ❜
  • ❛ and me, what i don’t make the list? ❜
  • ❛ maybe she’s just racist. ❜
  • ❛ you see something i don’t? horns? ❜
  • [whistles] ❛ here, boy. ❜
  • ❛ how about you show me an inkblot and i’ll tell you about my first time? ❜
  • ❛ no, you…you are not cursed. you are not some horrible thing. i know. because you taught me that i wasn’t. ❜
  • ❛ do you have any idea what i can do? ❜
  • ❛ you know, i asked for a mani-pedi. got tortured instead. b-t-dubs, your psycho-prison sucks. ❜
  • ❛ you’re the puppet master, aren’t you? pulling all the strings. ❜
  • ❛ sometimes what people want…isn’t right for them. ❜
  • ❛ if i’m honest, i might enjoy this. ❜
  • ❛ i know this is hard for you to hear, but this is me. ❜
  • ❛ you don’t wanna do this. ❜
  • ❛ do you know who i am? ❜
  • ❛ it can’t be worse than what i’ve imagined. ❜
  • ❛ i’ll be fine. ❜
  • ❛ how are they monitored? … body probes in dark and unpleasant places? ❜
  • ❛ i’m just keeping a promise. ❜
  • ❛ what’d you do? ❜

lmao, that post i made about how Ireland is quite openly supporting pride this month and how if a country known for its religious standing can support something so openly that apparently is wrong in the eyes of God, then i don’t want to see people being hateful and hiding it behind religion again, there’s people actually trying to be like “Just because one country does it doesn’t make it right, in some religions you are wrong”

you’re homophobic, all religions say treat others how you’d like them to treat you and that love is the most important thing so fuck off trying to excuse nasty personal prejudices behind a religious belief because whatever god you believe in, will think ur a dick for hating people for who they love

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how 2 practise drawing people by tracing: a tutorial

because turning het couples into girls kissing is my new favourite hobby, i thought i’d do a small tutorial to promote this practise. don’t @ me about tracing either, it’s a great way to learn.

step 1: choose your reference image
step 2: choose a light background for your drawing

-> cover the reference photo with your bg and reduce the opacity to ~50%.
-> you can make it dark later, but using a light bg makes it easier to see the reference image underneath
step 3: trace
-> i find it looks better to use a smaller brush size
-> try playing around with the features! women tend to have less defined brow bones, softer jaw lines, smaller hands, etc. 
step 4: switch the background opacity to 100% to hide the reference image
step 5: shade

-> i like to do all my shading in greys and then add colour afterwards, but feel free to jump right in with colour at this stage.
step 6: colour
-> in photoshop i use ‘selective colour’ adjustment layers to adjust the neutral greys of my image until i have the colours i want

at this point you’re pretty much done, but you can also add texture layers etc if you want to add to the flat colours.

feel free to ask if u have any questions! and of course, always credit your reference image source. thanks for reading!

anonymous asked:

i shipped miarren for a long time. not so much because i thought they were a cute couple, but because i always thought it was rude to ship a real person who already had a signifigant other with someone else. for years i've tried to look past all the obvious signs that D and M weren't actually together. for years i tried to ignore that whenever D is around M, or someone so much as mentions his "longtime" girlfriend, he looks absolutely, completely and utterly miserable. i tried to disregard-

Part 2:  the fact that D being with M just didn’t make sense, considering what kind of person M is, to put it simply. they just didn’t go together well. it seemed as if someone was trying to force two pieces of a puzzle together that didn’t fit. i always thought the concept of crisscolfer was cute as all hell, but i thought it was just that, a concept. however, over the past year and a half or so, i’ve started to doubt. i started following crisscolfer blogs, and what i began to see turned my entire-

Part 3:  perspective of D and M upside down. nothing made sense anymore. it became clear to me that it was all a charade. after i had been convinced that D and M weren’t together, i continued to try and convince myself that just because miarren was so obviously fake, that didn’t outright mean that D and C were a thing. but as time went on, i became curious as to why people thought they-

Part 4:  were. why crisscolfer supporters always say that they don’t “think” D and C are together, they “know”. so i did some digging. and what i found wholly convinced me. the one thing that gets me every time, is that C and D seemingly are not allowed to interact in ANY way. you see both C and D commenting on other glee co-stars posts. you see them hanging out with each other. miarren supporters always say that the reason you never see C and D together, or interact at all is because they “hate” each-

Part 5:  other. however, both C and D have confirmed that they are at the very least, close friends in the past. there are only two things that could explain the fact that they no longer interact. one: they had some sort of huge falling out. this however, makes absolutely no sense considering the relationship they had, and the way darren would respond to mentions of chris at the hedwig stage-

Part 6:  door. the only other option, two: there’s something they’re desperately trying to hide. i am 100% with you guys now. there is no way that M and D are truly together. and at this point, there is NO way that C and D aren’t truly-

Part 7:  together. on another note, i would just like to apologize on behalf of my former fandom. they can deny that they send extremely rude anonymous messages and asks to crisscolfer supporters all they want. but i used to talk to my former fellow miarren supporters. on a daily basis. and behind closed doors, some of those people (not all, some were kind and kept to themselves) would (no lie) brag to eachother about the hate they would send. it appalled-

Part 8:  me. they clearly feel threatened. they (whether its deep down or not) know something’s up. you can tell, by how defensive they get. when i was first starting to doubt that D and M were in fact together, i confided in someone i considered (at the time) a friend. they didn’t even try to convince me otherwise, they just BLEW-

Part 9:  UP. they might as well have just flown across the north atlantic ocean solely just to come to my house and personally bite my head off. they threatened me and called me names. i honestly could not believe the things i was reading. i blocked them, and that interaction only started to convince me that the whole miarren thing was fishy as-

Part 10:  hell. sorry for the long message. just needed to get this all out. lastly, who would you recommend talking to to get caught up? due to my apparent blindness over the past few years, i’ve missed a LOT of crisscolfer happenings. but i’d like to know about some, if not all of them and from what i can tell, there are no updated

Part 11:  masterposts/lists. also, i would be curious to know what was it that first started to convince you (and others) that miarren was as fake as a three dollar bill, and that crisscolfer was super duper on? maybe we could start a thread?

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I applaud you Nonnie, thank you for your messages!!!!!!!  If you read my bio, you know I have only been here for about 2 years.  I never “shipped” miarren, i just never looked past the PR story. As a “naive New Yorker” i saw no reason for D to lie.   

I always suspected that there was something not right.  there was an Easter pic posted soon after she moved to LA and from that moment on, I was suspicious. There was a possessive vibe to it that made me extremely uncomfortable.

I found the CCverse when D’s twitter was “hacked” when both he and Chris were in Paris and quite frankly i never looked back. I spent a weekend researching. Sadly, the masterpost I found is no longer available. But I would recommend looking though @mleigh69‘s blog. I spent a lot of time there in the beginning. She no longer actively blogs, but is still a CC believer.

For me the final, 100% confirmation was watching the Trevor Live video. Watching I almost felt it was more intimate than watching a really romantic sex scene in a movie. There was clearly so much going on between the two men in this video. 

This combined with what I had read and saw left me with absolutely no doubt.

Chris of course is the captain of the ship. Read his books. Its all in there. Watch his IG likes.  So many are directly related to CC its unreal.  And honestly, Darren talks frequently and often, you just have to pay attention. He has a lot less freedom. But he rebels all the time.

And lastly,. came off anon and talk to me and to others. We are so happy to share what we know and point you in the right direction.

anonymous asked:

Hi I LOVE your work and you totally don't have to write this but like you know the au where people's hair color change with their emotions what if like it was like that in a muggle au for wolfstar!

hi I’m so sorry I hate to be annoying! but I’m the anon that sent in the hair color changing au and I kinda just realized how cute it would be for jamesxteddy :)(again you can totally just ignore this I’ll understand, I’d hate to be a bother!)

You’re definitely not annoying! Thanks so much for your prompt(s)! I have a load of others in my inbox but this really appealed to me and I just had to write it and I was actually able to write all of it in one day whereas so many others I was only able to write half! Anyway this is my first james x teddy fic and I changed the ages a bit (teddy’s a year or two younger and all the other next gen kids except Victoire is well about a year or two older because I wanted to age gap to not be so big)

So yeah I went with the James x Teddy fic because I think that’s what you wanted in the end so I hope you like it! 


Being a metamorphmagus was something that Teddy honestly loved about himself.

As a child he loved changing his face into animal faces like a duck’s or one time he even gave himself a giraffe neck and almost stuck his head through Harry’s kitchen ceiling.

Once he got to Hogwarts he would impress his dorm-mates by showing them how he could make his fingers any length he wanted and how he could make himself taller than the others and make his voice deeper, managing to make his friends ever so slightly jealous but also intrigued.

It made him likeable but Ginny always said it wasn’t being a metamorphous that made him special, it was the things he chose to do with it.

Like turning into Professor McGonagall and pretending to give a lecture just to make a first year Slytherin laugh after she’d been crying, it was turning into Harry and telling Granddad Weasley made up facts about the muggle world until he was caught.

Harry once told him that Teddy used his gift that his mother gave him to continue his father’s legacy and that was what Teddy loved the most about himself. How he was equally both of them, even if he had never met them.

But unfortunately his gift had a price.

He could change anything about his body just by thinking of it except for his hair on his head. 

For some crazy reason, his head hair was controlled to his emotions; well there was some actual logic behind it as other metaphorphmaguses had the same condition, apparently Hermione and Percy had researched it when he was a child but Teddy didn’t really care why it happened, he just wanted it to stop but unfortunately there was no way of doing so.

He’d tried dyeing it in third year after he was left mortified when his hair turned a shade of pink when he saw a sixth year boy shirtless in the quidditch locker room.

Pink he realised on that day meant he had a crush and that wasn’t good because now everyone could tell he had a crush on someone.

However dyeing it didn’t make one bit of difference, he’d walked down from his dorm with his newly dyed brown hair and the second his friend laughed and made a comment about what happened in the locker room, his hair turned orange, orange which was for embarrassment.

For about a year and a half after that Teddy decided to just not have crushes on people but that turned out to be rather difficult being a bisexual teenager surrounded by attractive people every day at Hogwarts.

The worst part of it was when he started dating and a few times even though he and the other person said they were casual, Teddy could tell the other felt hurt whenever their eyes flitted up to his hair and it was blonde for friendship or fondness and not pink.

So after that he decided beanies and hats would become his new best friends. He’s seen a few photos of his dad wearing hats and found a few of his old ones. His mum had a few eccentric ones too so he wore those on his rebellious days but he preferred his dad’s old beanies because they covered all of his hair.

He started taking them off during the breaks though ever since he came home for the summer holidays and saw Harry’s worried frown at the train station.

That was an embarrassing conversation in which Teddy had to insist he wasn’t ashamed of who he was, he just didn’t like the whole world being able to tell what he felt at any moment.

But Teddy knew it worried Andromeda and Harry slightly though they tried their best not to show it and realistically it was rather stupid wearing beanies during the summer holidays so he didn’t wear them outside of Hogwarts.

But everything changed during his seventh year and the summer before it started.

That summer he’d spent a lot of the time with Andromeda and weeks here or there with the Potters and Weasleys. He loves all the Weasley cousins and thankfully several are in Hogwarts now so they’re all really close.

He’s always been the closest with Victoire though as she’s only a year younger than him but there was never anything romantic between them, the only small moment they had was at King’s Cross at the beginning of seventh year when he kissed her to make her ex jealous and they laughed about it afterwards.

Once he’d calmed down enough and looked around to see if the ex saw their kiss, he was at first happy on Vic’s behalf that he did but instantly he felt his heart plummet to his stomach when he saw James staring at them with wide eyes.

James Sirius Potter, Victoire’s cousin who was starting his fifth year that year.

James who Teddy had spent the summer laughing with, playing pranks on James’s cousins with and talking about everything with.

Because Victoire was great but Teddy just always felt he and James could talk about anything with each other.

In that moment James and Teddy looked at each other for what felt like eternity, Teddy saw hurt in James’s eyes and put that down to James thinking Teddy liked Victoire, maybe that they were even dating and that he’d never told him, even though they’d sworn that summer that they’d told each other everything.

Teddy takes a step forward, forgetting about Victoire beside him, wanting to talk to James, explain himself and the situation, anything to rid himself of the tightening knot of guilt in his stomach.

James merely shook his head, turned and ran from him to where his family were standing around Lily who was starting her first year at Hogwarts this year.

Teddy swallowed down his feelings and forced himself to turn back to Victoire and smile, pretending he’d been listening to her words of gratitude.

Teddy was Head Boy this year so thankfully he was too busy giving talks to the prefects and organising patrol schedules on the train to think about James’s heartbreakingly sad brown eyes but once the feast started and James ignored Teddy’s silent invitation to sit beside him, Teddy couldn’t stop thinking about them.

While the first years hurried up the steps one by one to be sorted and as the headmistress and the sorting hat gave their speeches, Teddy thought about the times he spent with James that summer.

He thought about all their late nights on the roof of the Potter’s house under the stars.

He lets himself remember the one talk in particular that he’s been trying to forget all summer.

The night when he told James more about the loneliness he feels without his parents than he could ever dream of telling Harry or Andromeda.

He remembers James repaying in kind, revealing how he hates how people look at him as the son of the Boy Who Lived and one of the greatest chasers the Holyhead Harpies ever had and how he sees himself as a disappointment because he struggles to pass his classes and can’t play quidditch if his life depended on it.

Teddy had looked at him and reassured him that he was the farthest thing from a disappointment and that he was so proud of him and he knew Harry and Ginny were too.

James had smiled, that dazzling white bright smile of his and Teddy had felt his stomach clench but not in a bad way, instead it was in a weirdly happy way.

He didn’t understand it until a second later when James’s eyes flickered up to his hair and he whispered into the night, “Why is your hair pink? What does that mean?”

Teddy’s eyes had widened in horror, he’d given some feeble excuse that he couldn’t even remember now and soon insisted he was tired and they should go to bed.

The next morning Teddy came down to the kitchen in a baseball cap and wore one for every day that summer regardless of what the others said.

After every conversation Teddy had with James, or after James so much as smiled at him, Teddy would find the nearest mirror, close the door and take off his hat and sure enough his hair would be pink.

But over the summer the pinkness turned into a light red shade and Teddy knew what that meant, he didn’t even need to look it up in one of Hermione’s books.

He knew it stood for romantic love.

And that was something Teddy really couldn’t handle in his final year of Hogwarts.

But then James had looked at him with those wide, sad eyes and he just wants to run over to the Gryffindor table and tell James that the kiss didn’t mean anything, not that James would care who he kissed but still he has a right to know.

Teddy wants to find James after the feast more than anything but he has to lead the first years back to the dorms, give them the usual speech and give everyone in Hufflepuff house the password so he doesn’t get a chance to talk to him.

The following two weeks are extremely busy too; he has to manage his own timetable while helping out the first years and balancing his patrol schedule and tutoring group at the same time so he rarely gets to talk to his friends in his dorm let alone his cousin in another year and house.

But in the middle of the last week of September, Teddy decides he has to try so he goes out of his way to see James, learning his timetable and waiting outside his last class, eating near him at the Gryffindor table at the feasts, thankfully inter-house unity is common now so this is normal but whenever Teddy approaches James, he won’t even look at him let alone talk to him.

James just skilfully avoids eye contact and talks to someone beside him or walks in the other direction and every single time Teddy’s pace falters and he doesn’t need to take his hat off to know that his hair has turned blue.

James succeeds in his avoidance techniques until the end of October but it’s not Teddy or James that brings this to an end, instead its Emma Bones, the sixth year prefect of Gryffindor house who Teddy used to tutor last year for her OWLs  

It’s at the end of their second prefect meeting when she lingers behind and asks to talk to him.

“Look I wasn’t going to say anything but I thought you’d want to know because I know how close you two are.” Emma starts, her eyebrows are drawn together but her eyes stare fiercely at him.

Teddy smiles and tries not to be worried, “What’s going on Em?”

“It’s probably not a big deal but it’s about James.”

Teddy frowns and stops packing his stuff away, focusing his full attention on her now.

“James? Is everything okay with him?”

“Yes everything’s fine, he’s just been getting into a bit of trouble recently. And I know that’s something you or me or any of those cousins are partial too but” Emma sighs,

“I don’t know it seems off, he’s doing stupid things like staying out late in stupid areas where he’d surely know we’d catch him on patrol. I think he’s been giving back cheek to teachers which isn’t really like him, he’ll banter with them but he never disrespects them so that’s why this is so unusual and he just seems so angry all the time. He’s gotten five detentions already and a letter’s going to be written home soon if it hasn’t already so I just thought…maybe if you could talk to him then he might settle down a bit?”

Teddy blinks twice, frozen in place and unsure of what to say.

Emma is right, Teddy can certainly be rebellious at times, and he was definitely partial to sneaking out here and there when he was in James’s year or even when he was younger but being disrespectful to teachers is another thing and as for being angry a lot, that’s definitely not who James is.

“I’ll talk to him” Teddy says eventually, “I will and thank you, I appreciate you telling me this, I really do Em.”

Emma smiles and nods before slipping out of the room and leaving Teddy alone with his thoughts.

The next morning is thankfully a Saturday and when he goes down to the Great Hall for breakfast he’s glad to see that James is there already, slowly eating his eggs and bacon like every other tired student who managed to drag themselves out of bed for breakfast.

Teddy sits beside Victoire at the Ravenclaw table and makes small chit-chat with her as he quickly eats some cereal and all the while he notices James’s eyes on him. He wonders how long James has been secretly watching him and why he won’t just talk to him or at least let Teddy talk to him.

From the corner of his eye, Teddy later catches James standing up to leave and Teddy knows that he needs to talk to him right now or he mightn’t get another chance so he politely excuses himself from the table and follows James out of the room.

He waits until they’ve both left the Entrance Hall to slide into step beside him and it’s rather fortunate that there’s nobody else around for James to talk to or anywhere James can run off to this morning.

“We need to talk” Teddy tells him softly.

James lets out a long breath that Teddy can’t differentiate between a sigh and a huff,

“Look I’ve lots of studying to do so if you don’t mind I’d rather-“

“James come on” Teddy says, coming to a halt and putting a gentle hand on James’s arm, causing him to stop too and face him, “What’s going on? You haven’t talked to me at all since we started term and I…I miss talking to you, can’t you just spare five minutes? Please?”

James finally meets his eyes and his eyes are a mixture of emotions, ranging from guarded, hurt and defiant, “Can’t you just go talk to Vic? You guys are dating now right so why-“

Teddy shakes his head clearly, “No we’re not.”

James stops talking and his mouth drops open, “What? What do you mean? Then why did you kiss her at King’s Cross?”

“She wanted to piss off that twat of an ex-boyfriend of hers.”

“The one that cheated on her?”

“Yes Jamie” Teddy says, a smile playing on his lips, “We’re definitely not together. I was just helping her out.”

“Oh” James says, his voice is soft and Teddy didn’t realise James’s shoulders were tensed until they drop and relax, “I didn’t…I didn’t know, the cousins, well they were all saying you were together.”

Teddy snorts, “I love Rose and Albus to pieces but how reliable are they for information, really?”

James laughs and Teddy forgot how much he missed that sound, “Yeah that’s true.”

Teddy smiles broadly now, “Look can we talk? Actually talk, please?”

James nods, “Yeah, yeah sure okay.”

They head down to the kitchens even though they just got food and spend an hour passing jokes back and forth while helping the house elves clean up from breakfast and then they sit side by side on a table, their shoulders touching and Teddy’s hair most definitely changing colour under his beanie.

“What’s going on with you?” Teddy asks softly

James’s eyes are focused on his fidgeting fingers that rest on his knees,

“Nothing, I’ve just been busy.”

“Jamie I’m head boy, I hear about all the kids getting in trouble, especially ones with five detentions for disrespecting teachers and getting caught after curfew.”

James scoffs but there’s no meaning to it, “Like you never did it.”

“James I know you. If you wanted to really rebel, this wouldn’t be how you’d do it and if you wanted to sneak out at night you wouldn’t let yourself get caught! I know you’ve your dad’s cloak and the map your grandfather and my dad made. So what’s going on? Why do you keep purposely getting into trouble?”

Teddy watches the varying emotions flicker on James’s face as he stares at his fingers that have stopped fidgeting to rest on his lap.

“I…” James whispers “Do you remember our second night on my roof at home last summer?”

Teddy nods, the night he rarely lets himself think about, the night of revelations and stupid pink hair.

“Yeah of course I remember” Teddy replies, his voice just as quiet as James’s, “Why?”

“Afterwards, about a month later when you were back at your gran’s I…well I borrowed one of Uncle Percy’s books and I found the part on metamorphaguses and those whose head hair are connected to their emotions, it’d been bookmarked I think he’d used it when they realised you were one of them. I…well I looked up what it meant when they…when you have pink hair.”

Teddy felt his breath catch in his throat.

A hundred thoughts, worries, fears and hopes ran through his mind but the main thought screaming in his head right now was ‘shit, shit, shit, shit’.

He wants to apologise, to lie and make something up, anything that could possibly explain this situation. He racks his head to remember what he told that sixth year in the locker room all those years ago, at least if he said that, it would be something but he just can’t remember.

James still doesn’t meet his eyes but Teddy is shocked to see a small smile on his lips,

“I thought…well I thought at first that…well that meant you liked me, that you had a crush on me.”

The words, ‘you thought right’ linger on Teddy’s lips but Teddy can’t find a voice to speak them.

“But I wasn’t sure you know?” James continues his voice surprisingly casual for this conversation, “I thought you could have been thinking of someone else, you could have been daydreaming of someone completely different and that’s why you were so embarrassed when I pointed it out, it would explain the rubbish excuse you gave. So I was going to wait until you came back to see what your hair was like” He laughs, “I even studied and learned what each hair colour stood for, I mean most of them I knew of course but some I didn’t but anyway then you came back wearing that stupid baseball cap that you never took off, not even that time we went swimming in the lake! I wanted to ask about it but…I guess I was just afraid.”

“What were you afraid of?” Teddy finds himself asking, even though his words are barely audible

“That your hair turned pink for the realistic reason, you were thinking of someone else. I didn’t, I didn’t want to hear it because I’d liked you for so long. And then, well, then I saw you kissing Victoire and I knew you didn’t like me and that you liked someone else, her to be exact and I was…sad and angry even though I had no right to be. I did all those stupid things to get your attention, hoping one day it would be you who caught me on patrol. I couldn’t just talk to you like you wanted, anytime you approached me I just felt guilty or annoyed or hurt so I just avoided you and kept getting in trouble to catch your attention, maybe to get your attention more than Vic, it makes no sense I know that but I…I don’t know, I didn’t know what else to do.”

Teddy opens his mouth to say something but he knows if he tries to talk, all that will come out would be a squeal of joy that James liked him back. So instead he reaches up to his head with one hand and takes the Hufflepuff pride beanie off his head.

He doesn’t need to look into a mirror to know that right now his hair is a light shade of red.

James finally looks at him and when he sees Teddy’s hair, his beautiful brown eyes widen and his eyebrows rise to his hairline.

“You…red…that’s…”

“Romantic love” Teddy answers for him, unable to resist the grin spreading over his face, “I…James my hair turned pink that night because I liked you, I had a crush on you because you were open and honest with me and I liked that James, I liked the real James that you showed me that night. I swear I never liked Vic, I never told you I was falling for you that summer because I didn’t want to make you uncomfortable, we grew up together, your cousins see me as another cousin and I thought you saw me like that too so I said nothing. The last thing I wanted was to make you uncomfortable or to hurt you and I’m sorry I did.”

“I’m sorry too” James says, tearing his eyes away from Teddy’s hair to finally meet his eyes, “I should have come to you sooner, I should have talked to you whenever you tried to talk to me. I acted like a ridiculous child I know.”

Teddy smirks and lets himself kiss James’s forehead, “Maybe a small bit” and he laughs when James lightly hits his arm.

“I love you too, you know?”

Teddy does know that now but he can’t deny that his heart soars when he hears James say those words.

“Yeah I do”

James smiles that perfect wide toothy grin and hesitates only a minute before closing the space between them and kissing Teddy on the mouth.

It’s good for a first kiss, really good and it’s the best kiss Teddy has had in his entire life simply because it’s with James.

He knows there’s a lot they need to talk about and think about but for right now Teddy’s perfectly happy to keep kissing James on an old table in the Hogwarts kitchens and relish in the feel of James’s soft hand in his as their fingers intertwine.

One thing’s for certain though, Teddy’s not going to be wearing any hat, beanie or baseball cap for the next while, not if this is the reaction he gets from James at seeing his hair.

Maybe having hair that was attached to emotions wasn’t as bad as Teddy originally thought.

bressessess  asked:

if a revolution were to happen, and it would be for a fight towards a communist ideal, what would happen to the people who would not be able to participate in the revolution the same was as their counterparts- this is mainly surrounding able-bodied /non ablebodied (even thought I hate that terminology) and normies/neurodivergence and how that intertwines with class, medical necessities after capitalism collapses. And what about the aspect of race and it's involvement with class?

well that’s a big and complex question, not sure I can give you a comprehensive answer but if we’re talking about a communist society I suppose Marx’s famous slogan of the worker’s movement “from each according to their ability to reach according to their need” speaks directly to issues around disability, it’s the logic of capitalism which values people according to their productive potential, not communism. I’d say that a successful communist movement would need to be dismantling that entire way of understanding the world an an intrinsic part of the revolutionary process, if it’s valuing people according to their utility to “the revolution” then it’s just reproducing one of the nastiest and most basic assumptions of the old society, not revolutionary at all…

That said I think disabled people will be involved in that process at every level - i think it’s a holdover of 20th century mythologizing that sees “the revolution” as a singular event undertaken by able bodied soldiers, we won’t all be storming the winter palace, but a revolution is so much more than that…I’m sure that disabled people in the movement have written quite a bit on this, like I remember reading a piece on libcom:

Communism: The real movement to abolish disability

but I haven’t read as much as I’d like, maybe some of my followers have recommendations? 

anonymous asked:

cat, i'm feeling pretty discouraged. i'm new to the DC fandom, and these are the first characters in a long while that i've been excited about. but, from my brief time lurking, this fandom seems really... toxic? which is something i've never really said about a fandom before, but this amount of viciousness is new for me. idk. how do you handle it? any recommendations? any good people to follow to avoid wank/ship hate? (you can ignore this if you want! I don't want to open you up to angry anons)

aww man i feel guilty for that last message, because i really don’t want to bring any fandom wrath down on your head. you can ignore it!!! maybe just some recommendations for who to follow? sorry :(

This actually made me laugh, you’re really sweet. 

First, I’m glad you’re joining our little circle, welcome friend :D 

It’s great that you’ve found something to be excited about, but you’re right that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies, unfortunately. But I want to encourage you to stay because there are a lot of wonderful things here, and a lot of really amazing people. 

I’m not in the business of calling people out, or ‘bringing any fandom wrath down on my head’ so I’m not going to list people to avoid. I think you can discern for yourself who you don’t want to follow. You said you’ve seen negativity, so just block those blogs. 

I’m happy to give you a list of good blogs to follow, people that stay positive and friendly: (You said DC, not JayTim specifically, but a lot of these are more JayTim-centric because that’s where my focus is.) 

@jayskulll @jaykore @masteroftherebels @drabblemeister @j0bber @glaciya @batfam-is-the-realest @arkhamknightmare @sociallyawkwardfoxwriter @my-one-love-is-music @exhuastedpigeon @haranone @toixx @welcome-to-the-gay-bar @careamorran @nevolition @napalmarts @rockitz @allumetterouge @batreyn @redbirdcalling @kyoro-chan @oh-mother-of-darkness @swanqueenfeathers @austintoya @incogneat-oh @mooitstimdrake @dapandabanda @protagonistically @graysonslittlebird @badassbatkids @ambiengrey

  • Finn: I have mom AND dad issues.
  • Fern: I have an identity crisis.
  • Finn: I almost killed my father for REVENGE!
  • Fern: I almost killed my WIZARD for REVENGE!
  • Finn: My boy flesh burns up when I'd kiss her.
  • Fern: Same thing with me but with GRASS!
  • Jake: What are you two sqwarking about?
  • Finn: Competing to see which of us has a worse chance with Flame Princess?
  • Jake: Oh...because...you're interested in her again?
  • Fern: PFFT-of course not!
  • Finn: We just like addressing how terrible we are so we can improve as people so no-one who potentially would love us in the future would hate us.
  • Jake: HYEE-you two need to focus on your positive attribu-
  • Finn: I HAVE A ROBOTIC PROSTHETIC!
  • FERN: I CAN'T EAT DESPITE REMEMBERING THE SENSATION!
  • Jake: Fine, ignore my advice, I only got an almost wife, five generally stable kids, and enough emotional stability to fill that hole on the other side of the planet that we never talk about for some reason.