@markrosewater recently answered an ask about teaser cards in sets and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. What I’m referring to as a teaser card is a card the makes reference to something that’s in the pipeline but which hasn’t been printed yet. It’s a card (or cards) that will come in a later set or block.
I believe there’s a right and a wrong way to do these. Read on to see how Wizards blew it in the past and find out if Hour of Devastation will repeat the failure or deliver on the promise.
are you doing today, buddy?” Your roommate asks as she plops down on the couch
next to you. She knows that you’re a little down today because it’s Valentines
day so you get to see a ton of couples posting pictures together, but you’ll
spend most of the day just missing your boyfriend and trying not to be sad
about the fact that you won’t be able to spend Valentines Day together.
alright.” You reply shortly, not wanting to complain because you really don’t have anything to complain about. You’re just lucky to have Shawn, and you’re proud of everything he’s accomplished, so you won’t let yourself be upset that he can’t be here and that you haven’t even heard from him all day.
sorry,” She says, even though you said you were alright, she knows you’re not
exactly. “Have you talked to him today at least?” She questions.
he’s sleeping I think?” You respond because he hasn’t replied to anything
you’ve sent him yet, but you’re just assuming with the time zones its probably
the middle of the night where he is.
just be that much better the next time you see him,” She tries to offer
really. I’m fine. It’s not a big deal.”
She smiles sadly at you, and you hate that she pities you even though she’s not
doing it intentionally. At least she drops the subject and you get to talk
about other things that puts you in a bit of a better mood and gets your mind
off the fact that it’s Valentines Day and you haven’t even heard anything from
your boyfriend even though it’s nearly three in the afternoon where you are.
decide to take a shower, something that normally just helps you to get your
mind of things that are bothering you. You’ve probably sent Shawn about ten
messages and he hasn’t replied to anything. That’s unlike him, but you know he
gets busy sometimes and it isn’t his fault. Or he could be sleeping. Either way
it sucks that of all days, he chose Valentines day to not reply to your messages.
you get out of the shower and get dressed you check your phone again, half
expecting to have no notifications, but you’re surprised to see that Shawn has
finally texted you. Happy Valentines Day
babe xx and the next message asks, Did
you get the flowers? You feel a little better. At least he sent flowers,
but you hadn’t received any flowers.
You’re alive. No, I haven’t? You reply.
Oh comes his immediate
response, and then They should be there
soon, are you home?
Yeah You click send and are
starting to text him asking about his day just to see how he is, but your
doorbell rings. You wonder if it is the flowers he sent, and if it is you’re thinking how it is really weird timing since he had just talked about it. You shake off the thought and open
the door without even bothering to look through the peephole. You see the
flowers first, probably two dozen red roses. There are so many flowers that you can’t even see the person holding them. You’re about to try to thank the guy
who delivered them when the person moves the flowers and you actually see his face. You have to stop yourself
from screaming, and your hand goes to your shocked mouth. “Shawn?” You say, not
believing your eyes.
flowers are here, baby.” He says, a cheeky grin on his face.
just hug him tightly, despite the flowers being slightly in your way, then you
usher him inside. He hands you the vase of flowers and you quickly put them
down before finding yourself back in his arms. “Happy Valentines Day, darling.”
He says softly into your ear and you can’t stop yourself from thinking how it
really is a happy Valentines Day now that he’s here.
Hey mom, is there a word for like?? Okay, I'm AFAB, and I kind of feel female, but also neutral? It absolutely disgusts me to wear a dress (I don't really know why) but when people ask I say either agender or female? I feel like it's both at the same time, but isn't that a bit contradictory? Sorry for bothering you, I've just been really confused lately, thanks a ton ❤️❤️ -calla
My dear Calla,
No, that’s not contradictory! Many people identify as two things at the same time.
Here are some different labels where this might be the case:
- Bigender (identifies with two or more genders at the same time)
- Genderfluid (varies between two or more genders/identifies with two or more genders but not at the same time, changes between them over time)
- Agender, woman-aligned (identifies as agender but feels some connection to womanhood)
- Nonbinary (umbrella term that covers anything that does not fit in the binary of female and male)
- Demigirl (identifies partially but not fully as a girl, may identify as partially as another gender next to female)
Hi! I don't know if you're taking request or not, but I love your HP killugon AU! Its so interesting! I was wondering if you'd write something where either Killua or Gon accidentally makes/drinks a truth potion?
I’m sorry this is so late ^^; I really like the way this turned out though, so I hope you do too!
Harry Potter au! :D Killua and Gon are in their sixth year here, its towards the end of the school year though
Other killugon Harry Potter au drabbles: one (also sixth year) & two (third year) & three (end of fifth year)
(in case you were wondering, Killua and Gon start dating sometime during their sixth year. But that’s a story for another time ^-^)
“…you drank…a truth potion?” Killua asked incredulously.
“Yep!” Gon said with a beam.
Killua raised both eyebrows. Of course. Only Gon would be stupid enough to drink a truth potion on purpose and then proceed to brag about it. How Gon passed his O.W.L.s was a mystery to him.
“I’m not sure if I believe you,” Killua said and Gon’s face fell. “I mean, you could just be saying that you drank a truth potion, right? Plus there’s the fact that you blurt out whatever comes to mind anyway- I probably couldn’t tell if you drank a truth potion because you’d act the exact same. Truth potions would be useless on you.”
Gon puffed out his cheeks. He leaned forward on the Ravenclaw bench, where he and Killua were currently sitting on sideways so they could face each other directly, and said, “Ask me a question, then! One you don’t think I would answer if I didn’t have a truth potion.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yeah! That’s the only way you’ll believe me.”
Killua didn’t get why it was so essential for him to believe Gon, but whatever. Gon was weird even in normal circumstances. Killua was just glad that the Great Hall was only half full at this time in the afternoon. It would be so embarrassing if anyone else heard the ridiculousness of this conversation.
“Okay.” Killua inched forward too, close enough Gon that their noses brushed. “Then tell me, Gon: who stole my Risky Dice that I won last year in that duelling competition?”
Gon’s eyes bulged and Killua smirked. There. That hadn’t been hard. Now all he had to do was watch the obvious struggle going on in Gon’s expression. It was kind of funny the way Gon’s face was turning purple with the effort to hold back the truth-
“Okay, it was me!” Gon burst out. “I did it! You were getting too addicted to the Dice and I- OW, Killua!”
Killua had hit him over the head with his Herbology textbook.
“Do you know how long I wanted that thing?!” Killua hissed, hands curling into claws. “It took me weeks to find someone willing enough to give it up!”
“I’m sorry,” Gon whined. “I won’t do it again, I promise!”
Killua scowled. That wasn’t nearly good enough of an apology. Who knew when he’d find another Risky Dice?! And there was no point in getting Gon to tell him where he’d put it, either; Gon would’ve sold it or thrown the thing in the Forbidden Forrest or some other bullshit place like that so Killua couldn’t get his hands on it again. Damnit.
Gon was still looking at him, lower lip trembling pitifully. Something in Killua’s chest twisted at the sight.
He sighed heavily. “Stop doing that stupid puppy-dog pouting thing. I swear
I won’t hit you again, okay? Why would you even let me ask you something like that if you’re on a truth potion?”
Gon brightened instantly. “You believe me, now?”
“Uh. Well, I know you wouldn’t confess to me that easily if you weren’t on a truth potion, so…I guess, yeah. I believe you. Why do you ca-”
“Because!” The Slythern snatched Killua’s hands and squeezed them tightly, smiling at Killua like he was the most precious thing in the entire world. “I have something to tell you!”
Warmth exploded in Killua’s cheeks. He would never get used to this, no matter how long they’d been dating.
He let out a long breath. “Okay. So tell me, then, and-”
“Killua,” Gon said softly, eyes shining like melted gold. “Killua, I love you.”
All thought in Killua’s brain vanished. His heartbeat suddenly catapulted into overdrive as all available blood abruptly rushed to his face. Killua was left utterly speechless; he just gaped dumbly at his boyfriend like an idiot while a weightless kind of euphoria washed over him.
Had he heard that right? Had Gon really just said he loved him?!
“You never believe me when I tell you that,” Gon said, sounding a little sheepish. He glanced down at their interlocked hands and affectionately rubbed his thumb against Killua’s index finger. “You always have this really skeptic expression on your face. So I figured if I drank a truth potion and said it after, that you would have to believe me then!”
Killua shut his mouth and swallowed thickly.
“You…you drank a truth potion just to tell me that you l-love me?”
Gon nodded. “Yeah.”
“That’s. That’s so stupid!” Killua exploded. “Only an idiot would do something like that! What if you had weird side effects to the potion?! What if you were tricked and what you drank wasn’t a truth potion at all?! You didn’t have to go so far to-”
“I did, though!” Gon said stubbornly. He tugged on Killua’s hands and Killua yelped when he nearly fell forward into Gon’s chest.
Soft fingers grasped his chin. Killua’s heart stuttered as he found himself gazing into Gon’s gentle and beautiful eyes.
“I wanted you to know the truth, Killua,” Gon said and the soft way he spoke Killua’s name made something inside his chest shudder. “So the risk was worth it. I had to tell you that I loved you, not just because you’re my best friend but also because you’re beautiful and smart and funny and deserve everything that’s good in life.”
Killua struggled to inhale. Gon’s breath brushed against his lips and Kilua’s head swam.
Gon said plainly, “I love you. And now, after this, I won’t need a truth potion to prove it.”
Then he kissed Killua’s lips and Killua melted into Gon’s arms.
If I can have one thing happen in season 2, can it please be a Shiro/Matt reunion with an intensely long hug–I’m talking foreheads touching, chests pressed together, tears and choked up words whispered to each other. Can I have Matt clutching at Shiro, asking over and over is Katie okay please tell me Katie is okay how did this happen and Shiro just shaking his head with his eyes pressed shut tightly because I don’t know I’m sorry I’m so sorry I don’t know I can’t believe you’re here I’m so sorry and they’re both so emotionally ruined and compromised in that moment to actually comprehend everything and the galra are everywhere and damn we really don’t have time for this but they make time because it can’t be expressed how much they missed each other and how much time they’ve lost, the what-could’ve-been’s lurking in the back of their minds every second up to this point.
the bottom of the garden, there is a hole. It sits in a wall shrouded by
foliage, by long, creeping vines and sharp, spiked leaves, and through the hole—the
ceiling is low, remember to crouch—there is a lane.
So, Harry has said before that his favourite song is Free Fallin’ by John Mayer, which as you may know is a cover of a famous song by Tom Petty. The opening line to Free Fallin’ is “She’s a good girl” - sound familiar?
Now let me draw your attention to another Tom Petty song (technically Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, he was in a band before going solo too) called Mary Jane’s Last Dance. If you don’t know it, you might guess from just the title that it’s about a woman, but the name Mary Jane might also make you think of a certain drug. Does this woman/drug ambiguity seem familiar?
Well as it turns out, the lyrics of Mary Jane’s Last Dance are quite thematically similar to Carolina. The opening line of MJLD is “She grew up in an Indiana town” vs the opening line of Carolina - “She’s got a family in Carolina”. Some other interesting lyrics:
I’m really really bored so to anyone who knows how to play and has some kind of editing program (photoshop, paint, etc.), play chess with me! I’m not that good anyways, so don’t worry about me creaming anyone, I just want to play for fun -w-;;
In fact, I’ll take on multiple people! Whoever rebloges this with their next move edited in, I’ll vs you!! So yeah umm here’s the board, and let’s have some fun with it :D (only if you want of course)
I know that you don't do requests but I was wondering if you would be willing to draw Cicero saying something that would cheer me up...... I've been depressed and anxious lately...
Here you go! I’m sorry if it’s not the best, but I really hope you feel better. I suffer from anxiety and depression like crazy too, so I know its hard to pick yourself up from it when it hits hard. Whatever is bringing you down and troubling you, I hope it passes soon. <3
Also, because I was having a hard time trying to think of what to say (from one anxious depressed person to the next, I’m honestly terrible with inspiring words) I thought of something that would make me laugh from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia… it cheers me up too so here it is :’’’)
Lately I've been feeling quite down, I don't really know why, and I lost motivation in studying (of course I do my homework and all but just because it's my obligation)... Do you have any tips to get motivated?
Hi! That happens to everyone - you have off days were you just really don’t want to study. Sometimes if things aren’t urgent, I’ll leave them till I’m feeling a little bit more up to it. That usually gives me time to do fun things and get that ‘I really can’t be bothered studying’ feeling out! Here are some other things I do:
have a schedule/to-do list - I like to plan things out so I’ll usually plan my day or week so I have an idea what I am doing. I find being able to tick things off really satisfying!
clear desk, clear mind - I like to have everything organised before I start doing any work, so I’ll quickly tidy my room and desk. That way when I’m done, I can focus much better.
be positive - like I said, if I don’t feel like studying, I’ll take a small break. I try not to over push myself when I’m not feeling it since I usually sit and procrastinate anyway so it becomes a little pointless. I’ll usually try doing some fun and productive that isn’t notes/studying/etc. Generally I’ll then maybe do a little bit of something I should actually do!
start small - if you’re really not feeling it, there isn’t much point trying to do something that is really complicated or laborious. Pick something that will take you maybe 2-15 minutes. Once you start, you might just want to continue. As they say “objects in motion, stay in motion”.
make it fun - use an app like Forest to help structure your time! Try new and interesting study methods like mindmapping, using flash cards or making a summary power point.
don’t plan your breaks - yes, take them but don’t think “right 2:30pm is break time”. If you’re on a roll, don’t interrupt your flow! Wait till you’re done or have completed a smaller part so you can have a break without disturbing your progress to much!
rewards - I generally will plan out my time and think “okay if I get this done by … I can do this afterwards”. Then the faster something is done the sooner I can move on!