i am halfway on my list

Why didn’t anybody warn me that These Inconvenient Fireworks is so fucking good. Halfway through and the tears are just running down my face. The only other Fic that made me so unexpectedly cry like this was “I fucking love you. I love fucking you” in 210 days. Thank you to whosever Fic rec list I finally found the PDF on. I don’t even remember but I know I knew I had to read it because my Fic rec fairy god mothers @larryappreciation & @lads-laddylads & @jimmytfallon always put it on their favs lists. This is a lot.

Hello Christmas..

Is it just me or does it feel like Christmas has crept up on us all of a sudden? I swear it was November just a few days ago. Two more sleeps until christmas, and I am not even halfway done. I blame the frequent snuggle breaks, each morning I start to cross out things on my to-do list but then my curious little one year old wanders into the room and it’s “Mommy, I play with me” or “Mommy, I want to cuddle and watch Frozen with you because you’re my best friend” and suddenly I’m a puddle of love and my to-do list is out of the window.  Hopefully today will be the day that I finally finish everything I need to but something tells me that I’ll be sat here the same time tomorrow with the same predicament. 

How’s your holiday preparations coming along?

In ancient times, the Earth had visitors.

They are benign, filled with enough curiosity to motivate them to travel halfway across the galaxy to visit the first new lifeforms they had discovered in over 10,000 years. In their excitement, they forget to calculate variables; important variables that are a matter of life and death. Sometimes in the pursuit of science, one’s own mortality is not first on the priority list, you see. But these creatures are clever, and live by their spontaneity, and have developed multiple travel available failsafes.

Their spacecrafts are moveable laboratories, filled with more technological advancement than the human mind could ever hope to fathom. And on their way to Earth, a planet that to them is simply X-79 (a fantastic coordinate), they point their computers toward it, analyzing it for things like atmospheric chemicals, soil density, and water presence. 

While their machines do the work, the explorers on board (three in total) pour over the initial data: a simple picture of a scruffy bipedal creature in a field. There’s hope that there’s more than one. Many times they had gone on these long missions, only to find that the last of the species had died out before they got there. An average travel time of twenty years could do that sometimes.

A plus is if they’re sentient. It’s not important, though. These creatures are simply fascinated by the idea of /life/. Even after the hundredth time, it feels like the first - over a billion years ago - when they encountered their first otherworldly being. And even though they were now part of a thriving trade network with millions of other star systems, it was starting to feel incredibly lonely, thinking that the Universe had met its finite state and there was nothing else of interest. But the Universe was full of wonders, one of which was its ability to hide wonderful things deep inside its belly.

They go over the new data daily, gleefully filing away tidbits of information for trivial purposes. When the days comes, when they finally break atmosphere, they know enough about the planet to know that they don’t need space suits, for once. Their scaly skin dries up on most planets, but this sun seems especially kind toward reptiles. 

As they bask in the novelty of sunning on a foreign planet, their skin turn a litany of colors, starting with red and ending with ones not on the visible spectrum. Their tails wags, and their large eyes dart around the plant life swaying between their toes and above their heads. Of course, they knew about all this before they landed, but there’s something incredibly enchanting about experiencing something in the flesh.

Eventually, a drone reminds them of their task at hand, it’s quiet beeping reminding them that there’s much more for this planet to offer. The drone continues on its task; primitive in its own way, not really capable of speech nor intelligent thought, but two thirds of the party can still register cool annoyance from it.

“Always business with this one,” snickers the youngest member, Yon, one who isn’t used to the non-sentient drones and had a soft spot for this one in particular. The drone makes sweeping motions with its stunted arms, cataloging all the creatures captured in its red stare. It’s technically only looking for one in particular, but it’s still good information to have.

“Well, I guess that’s why he’s the best the Council could grant us,” says the most experienced explorer, Drita. It’s true, the little drone is the best ever made, mainly because of its simplicity.

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@theonewithwaytoomanyfandoms tagged me months ago, but here I am finally responding! 

Rules: List 10 books that have touched your life in some way. They can be anything, and there is no right or wrong answer. Tag 10 people including the person who tagged you. 

  1.  The Redwall Series. One of my first obsessions, this series taught me so much about being a warrior, it got me into writing, and it also introduced me to the fandom life in general via the Redwall Wiki. 
  2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians and associated series.
  3. Dogger. A (British?) children’s book that was one of the first books I ever loved.
  4. Half the Church. Inspired by Half the Sky (another great book everyone should read), this is a book all Christians should read about how women’s role in the church and how Christianity isn’t and shoudn’t be used as an oppressor of women. 
  5. Half the Sky. Hard to read at times, but educational and still inspirational despite it all.
  6. Lord of the Rings. Fun fact: I didn’t actually read the series until halfway through college at which point is what like meeting an old friend as an adult since I grew up with the movies and Battle for Middle-Earth II. 
  7.  Peter Pan-related works such as Peter and the Starcatchers. I think it’s the flying and never growing up that keep the magic for me. 
  8. The Magic Treehouse books. Such a key part of my childhood, learning facts and travelling through time and space with Jack and Annie. 
  9. Chronicles of Narnia
  10. Eloise Jarvis McGraw and her historical fiction. Her works made up the bulk of my history curriculum in 6th grade and are actually one of the reasons I love historical fiction.

This is a great self-reflective and educational exercise if you choose to do it: @nightfury4batlock@thegoldensoundtwice, @other-romantic-verbs, @mavenrookuniverse, @madasabedsheet, @jensen-cackles-ackles, @ladyoftheshield, @queerseth, @th3gh0stwr1ter and anyone else who wants to do it!

                     SOULLESS ;    So, I’m halfway to a the biggest milestone I’ve ever had on a female oc and I’m jUST??? FLOORED. Since my revamp the outpouring of love & support I’ve received has been astronomical and I am so incredibly humbled. You guys are such a HUGE part of my life and I cherish each and every one of you. You are all so talented and creative it’s an honor to interact with you. Whether we have been following each other for years, weeks, or days, I admire the hell out of your portrayals, as well as WONDERFUL people behind them. For old friends, I love you dearly, for new friends, I very much look forward to getting to know you all better. Thank you so much for sticking around <3333333333

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runawaymarvel  asked:

Hey, I need help. So I identify as asexual. Me and my mum were talking about random stuff and I brought the topic up (I haven't come out yet) and she flat out said that it didn't exist. So a week later I asked again and she said that it wasn't human nature, and that if someone felt like that they had issues that needed to be worked out. Now she's gay herself and halfway through her gender transition process so it's not like she's closed minded. How do I convince her that I actually am asexual?

I’d compile some resources to give her for more information. I know that redbeardace has some great articles for non-aces and there’s an extensive list of resources on my website

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OKAY FOLKS HERE’S MY FIRST-EVER OFFICIAL COMMISSION POST

here’s my prices (also listed under the captions of each picture)

  • sketch, b&w or a small amount of colour - $5
  • b&w chest up - $10
  • colour chest up - $15
  • b&w waist up - $15
  • colour waist up - $20-30 (depends on how hard i work on it basically)
  • i can also try my hand at full body, probably around 30-40 dollars (depending on how wacky the pose is)

extras:

  • a decent background - $5
  • add another person - $5-15 dollars depending on the kind of drawing

what i am willing to draw:

  • people
  • anthros (tho it probably will not be the best)
  • monsters
  • simple-ish robots
  • tasteful nudity

what i am not willing to draw:

  • smut (sorry, wish i could - i’m not comfortable with it at my level of skill at this moment)
  • animals (bcause theyd look like a disjointed ball of fur)
  • mecha
  • idk basically anything else that is either Way Too Difficult or. idk like anything ~*kinky*~

if you can’t afford a commission or don’t want one, i would much appreciate it if you could signal boost this!!

my paypal is bethieloo@gmail.com

thank you so much everybody :’000

Surprise! The LARPing Lady this profile is about is the one on the right.

100 LARPing Ladies #50: Ellie

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(20160125) | Monday

《25/100 days of productivity 》

So today I used my Samsung galaxy’s default photo editor for the first time and found these adorable labels!! That made today just a little better ^^ I was actually pretty productive and nearly finished everything on my to do list. I finished Chem notes and am halfway done with bio, although they’re both so time consuming!! Classes were canceled until noon today (bc snow) but with the way roads were, it should’ve been completely canceled tbh.