i have to get faster at this

anonymous asked:

Okay maybe some cuddles between peter and his short and clumsy s/o with some making out and piggyback rides!

“Remind me again why I’m out of my bed at this ungodly hour?” you asked grumpily as you trudged along beside your boyfriend. He chuckled, tugging on your hand to get you to walk faster.

“Because we were supposed to finish our History project last week when we were given it, but someone kept kissing me when I tried to do research for it?” Peter retorted, grinning down at you.

You rolled your eyes. “You loved it, don’t lie to me, Parker.”

“True, but I would also love to finish this project in time,” he replied, chuckling. “So that, (Nickname), is why you’re out of bed before lunchtime, because we need to go to the library.”

“I still think you could have gone by yourself and FaceTimed me from the library,” you complained, pulling on his hand again. “And slow down, some of us have little legs and can’t keep up!”

Peter chuckled, turning to face you. “Would you like a piggyback so that we get to the library before it closes?”

“I don’t appreciate the sass,” you told him, raising an eyebrow. “But yes, a piggyback sounds great.”

He crouched in front of you and you jumped onto his back, tightening your arms around his neck as he straightened up and started walking. You rested your chin on his shoulder, tilting your head to kiss his cheek.

“You’re the best,” you told him brightly, nuzzling his cheek with your nose. He shook his head slightly, still chuckling to himself.

“What’s funny?” you asked. Peter turned his head so he could just see you out of the corner of his eye.

“You’re just so cute,” he told you. “I’m glad we left this project last minute.”

Your jaw dropped open in pretend shock. “Doth mine ears deceive me?” you asked dramatically. “Did Peter Parker just admit to enjoying procrastinating on a project?”

He rolled his eyes. “Don’t make me drop you,” he warned, grinning as he suddenly loosened his arms around your legs as if he really was going to drop you. You squealed, wrapping your arms tighter around his neck.

“If I’m going down, you’re coming with me,” you told him, trying to sound aggressive. Peter smiled softly to himself; you sounded adorable.

“I love you, munchkin,” he told you, grinning at the jab at your height. You rolled your eyes in exasperation, but could feel your jaw aching with smiling so much.

“Love you too, nerd.”

since this is a common topic in the fandom, us admins of fyeahyurionice have decided to make a fanfic rec page! 

what’s this page for you may wonder? to put it simply, this is a page made for fans to navigate easier and faster through yoi fics! all you have to do is fill in this form in which you include one of your favourite fic, or even your own writing, and submit it to us so we can add it to our fic rec page

since the page has just been created (literally), there are no fics to feature yet, so we are looking forward to see your recs & hopefully read them with everyone if time allows! ^ ^


Originally posted by stark-industries

Tony Stark x Reader (Requested by Anon)

Heya 😊 would you maybe do a fic where Tony stark gets quite badly injured but doesn’t tell the Reader because he feels like he should be able to protect her and so doesn’t want her to think he is weak. But the reader can see he isn’t okay and finds out about his injury and helps look after him and reassure him? Ta!

“Tony, you should tell (Y/N) about this when you get home. That way she can help you out and around the house so you can heal faster.” Natasha told him, only to have him shake his head.

“No, I don’t want her knowing about this,” He gestured to the fresh stitches that covered his chest and stomach, “She’ll worry too much and she doesn’t need to.” He grumpily declared as he sat up slowly.

“Tony, she needs to know,” Steve demanded as tried to help the grumpy man into a sitting position, “You can’t just leave her in the dark. What if something happens and she doesn’t know what to do because she doesn’t know what’s wrong?” Again, Tony shook his head before pulling a shirt over his head.

“I’ll be fine.” He grunted out before standing with a groan and walking out the front door of the hospital to where he met his car that was being driven by Friday.

“Two days, I’m going over there to ask (Y/N) how he’s doing and if she doesn’t know by then, then it’s on him.” Natasha said and looked to Steve who nodded in agreement.

When you heard Friday declare Tony’s car pulling into the garage, you couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with relief. He had ran out for a mission almost two days ago and you hadn’t heard anything from him since. You waited by the elevator for him and when the doors opened you couldn’t help yourself from jumping towards him and wrapping him up in a hug.

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anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips on how to politely ask a beta reader to read faster? I have only a handful of betas, most of whom are able to finish chapters and reviews in a day or two but I have one who takes roughly half a week to read chapters and provide reviews. I want to ask them to try and speed up but I don't want to be rude. Do I just have to do it and hope they don't get offended? or do you have any advice on how to do it?

I was under the impression that your “slow” beta was taking weeks or longer, but half a week to read a chapter is not a long time. Remember, this person is volunteering their time to help you. They have a life and obligations of their own.  You are not paying them, you are not their top priority, and really, you shouldn’t be. So chill out a little.

merxamers  asked:

If the adventuring team of Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness (let's say Wiz and Yunyun come along too) were to "explore" the Tomb of Nazarick, how far would they get?

A 1500 member raid party covering multiple guilds and hundreds of millions of gold spent in mercenary npcs couldn’t clear floor 8.  Shalltear would have them hog-tied faster than you can spell, “D-e-f-i-l-e-d”.  

anonymous asked:

After watching that video, "Oscar's First Crush," I was wondering if your willing to draw more Oscar and Ruby comics, because I thought Oscar's reaction to seeing Ruby was adorable. Please draw more of these two together. Oh, and keep up the great work. <3

Oh, I definitely will! I guess I’m just more likely to draw whatever I have a good idea for, and usually all my ideas focus on team STRQ, but I love Roscar, it’s a new love but a strong one. XD So if you or anyone else wants to see more Roscar content feel free to send me some ideas, I might kinda take them and put a spin on them, but anything that puts me in the Roscar mood is always appreciated! :)

Also don’t be upset if I don’t respond to your suggestion right away, I’m a slow artist whose trying to get faster, but at the same time is a slight perfectionist, so it’s the worse of both worlds! XD

I have this headcanon that the Lions communicate to their pilots in different ways.

The lions have their essence, and that drives their personality. It also drives the bond with their pilot. They need to be compatible. Which is why it’s not that a lion and a different pilot cannot communicate, it’s just that it comes across as very jarring when you’re used to a certain kind of communication.

The Blue Lion, friendlest of all, makes suggestions.

“Why not try the ice cannon?”
“Want to go faster? Hit the booster!”
“Hey, now might be a good time for escaping.”

The Green Lion, eternally curious, asks questions.

“What do you think is on that planet?”
“Is that an invisibility cloak? Are you going to install it in my hardware?”
“When are we leaving? How much fuel does Voltron have stored?”

The terse, quick and temperamental Red Lion makes demands.

“Activate my gun.”
“Shoot those sentinels.”
“Get inside faster. I’m getting us out of here.”

The patient, steady Yellow Lion makes statements. Beautful, strange, obvious statements.

“That’s an asteroid.”
“We’re in space.”
“Fuel is almost gone.”

The Black Lion, leader of the rest, makes acknowledgements.

“You did well with that use of the shield.”
“Thank you for saving Lance, he was in trouble.”
“Everything will be all right, Shiro.”

Federal court halts Trump’s immigration ban
The federal court for the Eastern District of New York issued an emergency stay halting President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries...
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Additional commentary by eyewitness @lettersfromtitan:

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…I wonder if that was actually a good decision to make there, Kuroo

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What I have parsed from reading into the Semple vs Kapoor situation beyond the “lol how salty” commentary;

  • Stuart Semple’s pigment line is something he’s been working on for a very long time
  • The exposure he’s gotten from the fight with Anish Kapoor has given him the capital necessary to get more of the products in the pigment line market-ready faster than he had been capable of in the past.
  • He’s not developing and stocking these product lines over the course of a day or two to be petty
  • Glitter made of crushed glass was fairly common in the UK until as recently as the 70′s
  • Semple’s glass glitter was not a response to Kapoor sticking his finger in the pink pigment, it was made that way because glass reflects more light than plastic glitter and remains transparent so as not to obscure the art on the canvas it’s applied to.
  • The glitter is something Semple has been working with an Industrial chemical company on for the past decade.
  • This whole thing isn’t “Petty” so much as an entertaining way of drumming up buzz for a pigment line he wants to see other artists to play with

Miss you
saying this makes me miss you more
i miss you even though im looking at your photo
time is so cruel, i hate us
seeing each other for once is so hard between us

it’s all winter here even in August
my heart is running on the time alone on the snowpiercer
i wanna get to the other side of the earth holding your hand 
wanna put an end to this winter
how much longing should we see snowing down to have the days of spring, friend

like the tiny dust like tiny dust floating in the air
will i get to you a little faster if i was the snow in the air 

snowflakes fall and get away little by little
i miss you i miss you
how long do i have to wait
and how many sleepless nights do i have to spend
to see you to meet you 

passing by the edge of the cold winter
until the days of the spring 
until the flowers blossom
please stay, please stay there a little longer

is it you who changed or is it me?
i hate this moment that this time flows
we are changing you know, just like everyone you know 
yes i hate you, you left me 
but i never stopped thinking about you, not even a day
honestly i miss you but ill erase you
cuz it hurts less than to blame you

i try to exhale you in pain like smoke, like white smoke
i say that ill erase you but i cant really let you go yet

snowflakes fall and get away little by little
i miss you i miss you
how long do i have to wait
and how many sleepless nights do i have to spend
to see you to meet you

you know it all, youre ma best friend
the morning will come again 
no darkness, no season can last forever

maybe its cherry blossoms and this winter will be over 
i miss you i miss you 
wait a little bit, just a few more nights
ill be there to see you, ill come for you 

passing by the edge of the cold winter
until the days of the spring
until the flowers blossom
please stay, please stay there a little longer

There have been a lot of weird, quirky one-off characters with stupid, ridiculous weapons in RWBY, but my favorite is still Flynt and his gun trumpet.

Look at this idiot

This is how he dresses to an organized fighting tournament between what are basically national military academies for people with superpowers. “Hmm, I’m going to be fighting highly-trained fighters who can summon explosions, move faster than sound, and control objects with their mind, what kind of armor should I wear to that…got it. Fedora, shades, and a vest. Oh, and an untied tie for good measure.”

That fucking trumpet is his weapon too. People in this show wield scythes bigger than themselves, gloves and boots that double as magical fireball shotguns, floating swords they can control with their minds, and this moron decided to take a trumpet, stick a trigger and grip on it, and call it a day.

And the dumbest part is it works



Like everyone else in the show, he has a special ability on top of his ridiculous weapon. What is his ability? Is it something musical? Something that has to do with waveforms? Something that makes sense? Nope, it’s him playing with himself.




In a world of superpowered crazy people with giant illogically powerful weapons, Flynt Cole is a man with a trumpet, a hat, three clones of himself, and all the jazz his soul can muster.

I fucking love it.

Bring back Flynt!

Public speaking is very few people’s favorite thing. It can be so terrifying to get up in front of a whole class and present your project, so here are a few tips on nailing your next speech and feeling a little less nervous while you’re at it.

i. preparing your speech

  • Start with a topic that you care about, and be sure that:
    • It’s not too general that you don’t have enough time to cover it (like ‘the history of the US’ for a five minute speech) or too specific that you will run out of material.
  • Some people talk faster when they are nervous, some people slow down. Find out which you are and plan accordingly.
  • Make several drafts, and send them to your teacher if you can.
  • Create your visual aids (PowerPoint, handouts, etc) before your final draft, so you can make changes as necessary.
  • Don’t put too much text on your slides, other wise your audience (and maybe you) will get distracted by trying to read them.
    • Stick to using slides for quick facts, statistics, and pictures.
  • Don’t use the sound effects options they have for changing slides, it will just be a distraction.
  • For a speech you’re just giving once, you probably won’t have the timing down enough to use automatic changes.
  • Don’t put too much information on one slide. Just the point you’re on, and maybe the next, will be enough to fill it if your font is as large as it should be. 
  • Make sure you have your slides saved in at least two places (typically a flash drive and your email) so that if you can’t access one you have a back up.
  • Think about what questions people might have about your topic, and be prepared to answer them. Also brush up on any opposing views if the exist so that you can address those, both in the speech and in questions.

ii. making your flashcards 

  • Write bigger and clearer than you think you need.
    • I find it a bit difficult to read when I get nervous, especially when I’m just glancing down quickly. Write in print, and stick to just one or two points per card so that you can write largely.
  • Don’t write whole sentences, just key words.
    • If you have too much information you’ll be tempted to read it all off. Instead, just write down a word or two that will remind you of your point if you get off track.
  • Number your flashcards, and consider putting them on a ring. 
    • That way, if you drop your cards on the way up you won’t start out flustered.
  • Remember to put when to change the slide so you don’t forget and end up behind, or leaving it on the same slide the whole time. 
  • Color code your cards so that you can see what’s happening at a glance.
    • I typically use blue for stats/things I need to quote directly, grey for slide changes, and pink for points to emphasize. 
  • All speeches should end with you asking for questions, so be sure to add that into your last card. 

iii. practicing

  • Always practice out loud, even if you feel silly. 
    • It’s important to hear and feel yourself saying the speech to get comfortable performing it.
  • Time yourself practicing your rough draft a few times, so you know if you need to make it longer or shorter. 
  • Practice with your visual aids a few times
  • Practice it all the way through if you can; if you mess up, brush it off and keep going.
  • Film yourself practicing, so you can see if there’s anything you’re not noticing that you need to adjust.
  • Practice everyday, even if it’s just for a few minutes some days.
  • The more you practice, the more comfortable you’ll feel.

iv. getting ready to speak

  • On the day of your speech, be sure to eat a good breakfast/lunch so you don’t get light headed.
  • Dress in an outfit that makes you feel confident and isn’t distracting: no busy patterns, large logos, or short hemlines that you would be tugging at the whole time. 
  • Double check that you have everything you need before you leave – cards, slides, and any handouts you may need.
  • This TED Talk has some great tips on faking confidence. I highly recommend watching it, but if you don’t have the time one of the take aways is that certain poses can trick your brain into feeling confident. She actually suggests going into a bathroom stall and standing in a “Superman” sorta pose for a minute or so. You’ll feel really silly, but strangely it helps. 
  • While you’re in there, adjust your hair/check your teeth so you’re not worried about that when you get up there. 
  • If you get to choose when you speak, think strategically: will going first and getting it out of the way make you feel better? Or would you rather wait and see a few people speak first?
    • I really don’t suggest waiting until the very last slot, but I like to go second or third to have the best of both worlds.
  • When you get to class, lay out everything you need and glance over your notes one more time. Then take a deep breath. You’ve got this.

v. the speech

  • When you get up to speak, take your time laying out everything you need and setting up your slides. 
  • After you’ve gotten the slides on, test the remote to see how sensitive it is. Just flipping to the first slide and back to the intro will help you feel less flustered if it’s more sensitive than you think and jumps around.
  • Take a deep breath and get started. If you mess up, no will know but you. Just keep going and act confident.
  • Glance back for just a second when changing slides to make sure you’re on the right one.
  • Make eye contact! The biggest mistake I see people make is to look down or above everyone’s head. Make eye contact with everyone more or less equally so it doesn’t look like you’re staring people down (but, if there’s someone that’s extra smiley/encouraging don’t be afraid to come back to them when you get nervous).
  • If you feel yourself starting to get nervous or starting to talk too fast/slow, it’s okay to take a second to take a deep breath and center yourself. Don’t be afraid of a couple seconds of silence if you need them.
  • If the podium helps you feel less nervous, use it. If moving around helps you loosen up, that works too! 
  • If you get off track, you are likely only one that even noticed that you messed up, so just take a deep breath, take a look at your notes, and get back on track the best you can (”going back to the second point,” or “but before we get to that,”).
  • If you’ve noticed that something’s wrong that needs to be addressed (like you’re on the wrong slide, or you misspoke and gave an incorrect fact) you can say something simple like “Sorry, I misspoke, it’s actually 1 in 3 Americans, not 1 in 4″ or try to make a joke if the subject lends to it and move onto your next point.
  • No matter what happens, it’s all good. Try to to panic and say things like “sorry, guys, I’m just so nervous” because that’s basically the only thing that will tip them off that you are. 

Above all, just try to relax and remember that you’re doing a good job. No one but you can tell how nervous you are or will know if you mess up. 


An afternoon date~

and a bonus

have you ever been in a situation where you could catch someone in a lie, except the lie was so piddling and the evidence is such a weird thing to notice that you’d end up being the asshole

like “you said you hurried and even took the back route to get here faster but there’s no mud on your shoes, clearly you took the sidewalk that takes ten minutes longer”, who even cares, how do you call someone on that without looking like

anyway i propose a new show about someone who would be a master detective but they’re been letting people get away with murder for years because they were awkward and didn’t want to say anything

I once had a line of two customers when I was a cashier, and the first one was paying in dimes and quarters. Not a huge order, just $2.15.

Queue the second customer. She walks up and asks aggressively “Are you new here?”

I reply, taken aback “No ma'am. I’ve been here for about two years.”

“I thought you would have been faster by now,” she snaps back.

Well, I was already having an off-day, so I decided to get a little petty. She slides her card, and immediately I hit ‘Cancel’ on my register. She tries again. I hit 'Cancel’ again. Slide. Cancel. Slide. Cancel.

By the fifth time, she’s turning her card over in her hand and asking “What the HELL is wrong with my card??”

I reach over, taking it from her hand and ask “Have you had this card a long time, ma'am?”

“Yeah, why?”

I slide the card through without any problem (obviously), and hand it back politely. “I thought you would have known how to slide it by now.”

Her face sunk, probably realizing but probably not. She left, and I proceeded to tell my manager out of guilt in case the woman complained, and my manager high-fives me but then tells me to NEVER do that again.