i know i don't usually post music but i think i might start

queequeg5290  asked:

Thanks so much!! I've been a fangirl for a while... I used to LIVE on livejournal... Anywho my 'prompt' if you will... Post Hollywood A.D. -- Mulder & Scully head out for dinner at a fancy restaurant BUT have no reservations. Mulder (or Scully) has a plan. -- "Borrowed" ring from prop dep. -- little bit of The Petries -- and someone not really pretending in the end "You don't have to hold my hand anymore"-- etc.... IDK (The idea was totally ripped from SSN3 E23 of Brooklyn 99)… THANK-YOU :)

They had a credit card and a rented convertible.  What they didn’t have was a restaurant reservation.  In DC, that wasn’t usually a problem.  In LA, it was turning out to be.  They’d left the first two restaurants, but Scully was hungry now.  Besides, this place only had valet.  They’d already surrendered the keys.

“Mulder, we don’t have a reservation,” she murmured, standing close to him.

“I have a plan,” Mulder whispered back.

“Of course you do,” Scully said, crossing her arms and looking up at him, her eyes heavy-lashed.  There was something open and easy about her posture that he didn’t usually see, and he didn’t think it was just the champagne they’d had before the premiere.  

“It’s going to work,” Mulder insisted.  “But you have to look excited.”

Scully narrowed her eyes at him.  “Mulder.  Why would I need to look excited?”

“It’s all part of the plan,” he said, and dropped to one knee on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.

“Mulder,” she said in breathless panic.  “What are you doing?”

“Dana,” he said, exaggerating the consonants and widening his eyes.  “Is anybody listening?”

She glanced around.  “I don’t think so.  The valet isn’t back yet.”

He pulled a small box out of his pocket and opened it to reveal a gleaming ring.  “Then will you do me the honor of wearing this ring and pretending we just got engaged?”

He had never considered her a particularly good actor (then again, they always gave themselves away to each other), but she put her hand to her mouth, blushing and giddy as if he were actually proposing.  

“Oh my god!” she said with breathy delight.  She held out her hand and he slipped the ring on.  She flung her arms around his neck, standing on tiptoe even in her heels.

“This better work,” she whispered in his ear.  “Because if it doesn’t, I will very likely go cannibal and make it into the X-Files for a record-setting third time, and you won’t be around to record it.”

“Message received,” he murmured back, and she turned her face and kissed him.  He kissed her back, too startled to pull away, too filled with a sudden rush of desire.  

“Verisimilitude,” she said against his lips, barely audible, and pulled away.  There was a sparkle in her eyes that he had never known he had always wanted to see.

The valet was back; he smirked and clapped a few times.  The maitre d’ was smiling too; she waved away their lack of foresight and had them seated at a corner table, tucked away.  

“Congratulations,” she said.  The bartender sent over a bottle of champagne.  

Scully held her hand toward the candle to watch the ring sparkle.  “Where did this come from?”

“The props department,” he told her.

She gave him a patented Scully Look.  “And you expect me to believe that you just picked up a ring, just in case.”

“It’s a crazy night, Scully,” he said.  “A Hollywood night.  Anything could happen.  There’s magic in the air.”

“I think that’s the smog,” she said, but he liked the way she was smiling at him.  Verisimilitude, sure, a pretty little play for whoever might have been scammed out of their table, but god, he wanted to believe.

They started with oysters and went from there.  Scully had fish; Mulder had steak; they shared something so chocolatey and intense that it seemed to defy the law of physics, an outsize amount of flavor in a tiny, elaborate sculpture.  They dug into it with the points of their spoons.  He watched Scully lick at a morsel of chocolate, her tongue pink against the bright silver.  Her other hand lay curled on the table.  The ring kept catching the light; he couldn’t keep his eyes off it.  He couldn’t keep his eyes off her, either.  She was in her everyday black, but something was different. Maybe it was the way her hair was pulled back.  Maybe it was the way he could hear the champagne bubbles in her giggle.

“So what are we doing after this?” she asked, giving the spoon one last lingering lick.  “What was it that the undead do?  Dancing?  Making love?”

“Traditional engagement night activities, honeybunch,” he said, reaching for her hand.

“Of course,” she said.  “It does feel a bit like we’ve come back from something.  Maybe not death, but something.”

“It does,” he said, still holding her hand, startled by the warmth of her delicate fingers against his.  He’d seen her hands do so many things.  He’d never seen them grasp his gently while wearing an engagement ring.  It looked nice on her, even if if it was just a relic of some writer’s dream.  He wondered if she’d accept a real one one day, when the moment was right.  

The bill came.  He didn’t have to let go of her hand as she worked Skinner’s Bureau card out of her miniature purse.  They left a ridiculous tip and walked out still holding hands, accepting congratulations with gracious nods.

“Do you hear music, Scully?” he asked, looking up at the glow of the sky.

“You know,” she said, “I think I do.”

Sorey/Mikleo Is Romantic and Canon, the Cross-Tales Edition

Originally, I was going to wait on doing this until after I’d finished my NG+ play through since I’d spread out my original play through over 6 months (so my memory of mid-game SoreMiku is a little fuzzy, while early game and end game are like, crystal clear, lol), but since I’ve been seeing a few “SoreMiku is platonic” or “they’re just bros” and similar reblogs and comments, I figure now is as good a time as any to write this: SoreMiku is a romantic and canon ship, the cross Tales of Series edition.  Also known as: “And you wonder why a lot of us think SoreMiku is romantic when (insert other couple here) gets to do this.”

Cutting for length (this monster wall of text was nearly 3 pages long in Word), spoilers everywhere for other games:

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Ways to Cheer Yourself Up (When wanting to be alone) - 50 top things to do
  • 1. Go ON Tumblr, believe it or not, we don't care where you're from, what you do, how you're being you, as long as you are being you, you're pretty much welcomed on here. That's why i love it. Unless of course you are homophobic or judgemental or ignorant - then the people will speak for themselves, we look out for each other here.
  • 2. Read Books; escapism is a wonderful thing
  • 3. Listen to music; and no - not the sad, 'ALL BY MYSELF' type music, but the kickass songs like 'I will Survive' or 'Loser Like Me' just celebrate yourself for being awesome, because we know you are; even if others don't; especially then actually.
  • 4. Become your own superhero. Every single one of you have a talent or a dream. Follow up on that talent/dream. YOU ARE WORTH IT, and you can be whoever you want to be.
  • 5. DISNEY MOVIES. Unless you absolutely hate bursting out into song - better cut of highschool musical and glee while were at this, then Disney is the best pick me up ever.
  • 6. Watch your favourite TV shows. Remind yourself why life can be awesome. Watching your fav characters usually means you can relate to them.
  • 7. Go on walks - it's very pretty outside, and sometimes our heads can be overloaded with information or stress, I advise calming music and a nice walk outside in comfortable clothes.
  • 8. Have a diary. A friend of mine recently bought me one, and it's a godsend because all the anger, or emotions I feel, I try to put in the diary rather than putting it out on others. It also calms you down. I feel better when I write.
  • 9. Speaking of writing...if you enjoy it- WRITE. Writing is a wonderful way to escape. You can put all your emotions into your characters and they just come to life. I tend to do that when I'm stressed.
  • 10. If writing is not your thing then bake. I've actually ironically read in a fan fiction where a character would bake when stressed and try out new recipes, this character tried making butterbeer; maybe be adventurous; have a food blog or something to keep you occupied.
  • 11. Be With Your Pets - Pets are loyal creatures, and they love you, even when you're being a pain in the ass, and I hear they're very good listeners.
  • 12. Now I don't know about you, but I LOVE Musicals. If you are a musical fanatic like me and you're feeling a little down, my dears; listen to those awesome voices, because sometimes we just - need - a break (Also, if you haven't watched RENT, watch it - NODAYBUT TODAY...or Starkid...Starkid make the most funniest musical parodies, even if you don't like musicals I suggest it, and if you're not enjoying their YouTube Channel, then I'll eat my own hat).
  • 13. ASK ME ANYTHING. If you really want to talk to somebody but you don't want to talk to people you know and you just want to get things out, my ASK box is always open.
  • 14. Find a hobby. If you don't really want to talk to anybody, that's okay, sometimes we need to just have some 'me time'. In my me times, I usually deactivate from Facebook, and just focus on things that make me happy. Like; Puzzles, Sudoku, Games, writing, cooking, singing, whatever it is...travelling even. Enjoy yourself.
  • 15. Travel. Maybe being stuck in the same place is the problem, maybe you're head wants to be in a place where it can ACTUALLY THINK.
  • 16. Go Hiking. I suppose Hiking is similar to walking but if you're an outdoor person, this is a great way to clear your head and to feel fresh.
  • 17. Hit The Gym. Or even do your own exercises. I like to walk - do crunches, and I love Zumba. I love dancing. If you love being active, this is also another way to clear your mind from negative things.
  • 18. GO SEE A MOVIE!!! When was the last time you had fun? Even if it's just by yourself. You're allowed to treat yourself. Go, enjoy, be surrounded by people, even if they're strangers.
  • 19. If you like coffee, treat yourself for one at a local cafe. Who knows, you might meet your coffee soulmate in a cafe one day.
  • 20. STOP thinking Negative. Have a Pros/Cons List. Try not to outweight the Pros list with the Cons. Please?
  • You are good enough.
  • 21. Write down a bucket List, and start ticking them off. Having goals and dreams is healthy. If you have dreams, then you have a direction of where you're going.
  • 22. Get help. It's okay, if you're head is in a really bad place to reach out to people. It really is okay.
  • 23. Help others. If you're not sure what to do with yourself at all, be useful to other people less fortunate than you. Volunteer! Work with Charity, Feed the homeless, help the guide dogs association.
  • 24. Smile more. It looks good on you, believe me. Spend time with your guilty pleasures, my guilty pleasure is binge watching glee
  • 25. Please DO NOT go to a pub to drink to ease your mind, if you are going to do that, do it with a friend, or somebody close.
  • 26. Eat Chocolate. Okay yes while society says NO DON'T EAT THE FATTY FOOD. Hey; screw them. If you feel better eating a bit of junk go for it. There's nothing wrong with eating a whole pizza or tub of ben and jerry ice cream when feeling upset - just try not to make TOO much of a habit : p
  • 27. REBLOG YOUR FOLLOWERS POSTS, you might be surprised that you aren't the only one feeling the way you're feeling, you might be surprised by how much you're forgetting that hey - it's gonna be alright.
  • 28. Do something nice for your neighbour. Ah who knows, have you ever actually talked to them? Maybe they might be lonely too.
  • 29. Have a GAMES Night. A very good friend of mine loves Games. If You LOVE Games, then hell have a marathon of them. Play the sims, be in control.
  • 30. Speaking of marathons...dun dun dun - MOVIE MARATHON, I Don't Know About You Guys, But Having A Harry Potter Movie Marathon always cheers me Up. WITH FOOD Of course, and good company, but this is about cheering yourself up, so if you don't want company, that's okay.
  • 31. Draw. I love drawing too. I suppose I'm more of the creative person. There are a lot of different types of people out there, maybe you like solving things - do those fancy cube things Idk what they're called. If you are like my brother and you love Maths, then maybe you can tutor someone. On one hand you're helping someone, and doing something you like doing, just like I'm drawing because I like drawing.
  • 32.Be with kids. believe it or not, kids are the most innocent little munchkins, and they honestly don't care what you look like, if you play hide and seek with them they'll be thrilled, so long as you're nice to them, they're generally nice to you... but be warned, they tell it how it is too. I talk a bit different. The most popular thing they've said to me was "Is that why you talk funny, because of the things in your teeth?" (They've also never really seen braces before) I even had one kid determined to get me to sing 'Everything is awesome' I'll never forget that because this kid clearly didn't care how I sounded, and just wanted me to sing with her. I felt great.
  • 33. If you're into Fairy Tales, Please Please Read Chris Colfer's The Land Of Stories series 1-4. It's an amazing series, and you almost forget what world you're in once you start reading. Plus, there's more coming (I'm a little excited)
  • 34. Watch Pixar Movies. You can't go wrong.
  • 35. GO TO HOGWARTS. Harry Potter Fan? Visit - Platform 9 3/4s in London, or go to the Harry Potter World, or if you can't actually visit these sites, go on Pottermore.
  • 36. Read Fan Fiction, you might not be a harry potter fan, but whatever fandom you are in, believe me sometimes Fan Fictfion Cheer me up. I adore Glee *Don't Judge Me* and Dalton is the best thing ever. Or Little Numbers...or Both. They cheer me up big time.
  • 37. Role play. If you like superheroes or characters, go be with the crowd. I believe they have events like Comic Con, and on Facebook they even have Events for such things, go be with strangers! So long as it's safe of course.
  • 38. Write a letter to the person who inspires you most and send it. You might be surprised by an answer.
  • 39. Pick up your instrument. Don't ignore your musical talent if you do have a musical talent. Remember, you're worth it. I don't care what you've done. Pick, It Up.
  • 40. Maybe go visit your family? I know this is about 'quality me time' but if you haven't seen your family in such a long time or are at a distance. Maybe being surrounded by something familiar is what you need.
  • 41. Change Careers. If you're not enjoying what you're doing or studying, change it. I remember in highschool a teacher said you might change your job 10 - 12 times before getting it right. It'okay, you just haven't found where you're meant to be yet.
  • 42. Enter a competition - Who knows what will come from it, take risks.
  • 43. If you're a risk-taker, challenge yourself. IDK how you're going to do that, but google has some pretty good answers. Even ask your tumblr followers, they follow you for a reason after all.
  • 44. Go on a boat. Go Fishing! I don't know, it's not my thing, but if you like fishing, then hell - go out there and fish.
  • 45. Find time for yourself, are you working too much? Maybe you are working too much. You know life doesn't stop for nobody, and if you keep pushing yourself so hard, time will go so fast and you won't realise how much of that time you could have spent on your own self.
  • The world is not going to end if you treat yourself.
  • 46. You ARE Good Enough. Listen to my words. Sometimes encouragement is all we need, when people feel hopeless, or like everything's gone wrong. It's gonna be okay. I promise, just hang in there.
  • 47. Write Down Quotes that Inspire You. I have a wall of these, and of people that inspire me too, and it reminds me of the good things in life when I'm in a crappy mood.
  • 48. Find something to do. If you're not doing anything, go take up a course, research things that interest you, you might be surprised by what comes from it. Join a community that enjoys doing things you do.
  • 49. Go To The Beach - If you live in Australia like me, visiting the beach is actually really calming and me and my best friend always would go on a random drive, and drive up to a beach or a look out, and it was always calming. Enchanting too sometimes. Maybe we forget about the place we live in, and what's exciting about the place. If you're in New York, visit Broadway or The Statue Of Liberty, or if you're in London, go to the London Bridge, or the Eye, visit the Eiffel Tower if you're in Paris...just go Anywhere.
  • 50. Take a random journey. Go on a train to somewhere new, go on a road trip. You never know what's around the corner.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice on starting a book blog? I want to start one and write reviews but I really don't know how to start.

  • Be yourself.
  • Make sure your blog URL is unique and clearly book-related. It’ll attract more people to your blog.
  • Pick a good theme. Something clean and easy to browse. Make sure your colour scheme is easy on the eyes.
  • Speaking of themes, no autoplay music. Please. I beg.
  • Create an about me section where we can get to know you, likes/dislikes, book preferences, etc.
  • Be yourself.
  • Post original content. Book reviews, photos, memes, fanmixes, fanart, discussion posts, live-blogging, recommendations, etc.
  • Tag your original content so people can find you. As a rule make sure to tag the book title, series title and author. Also only the first five tags show up on the tracked tags, so make sure they’re your first ones.
  • How to review:
    • The most important thing about a book review is to be clear about your thoughts. Don’t just regurgitate what happened; talk about what you liked, disliked, felt, etc.
    • Be honest. Don’t say what you think people want to hear, say what you really think.
    • You can check out reviews on goodreads and tumblr for review structures. Don’t be afraid to play around with them until you find one you’re comfortable with.
    • If you hated the book, do not bash the author. Talk about what it was you didn’t like. Try to include at least one thing you did like.
  • Don’t repost other people’s pictures. If you post a picture from flickr, etc., make sure you credit it. As a rule, keep away from weheartit, google images.
  • Be yourself.
  • Follow other booklr accounts.
  • Talk to others, engage in the community. If someone makes a post about a book you’ve read, reply. If someone reblogs one of those ask games, send them an ask. Strike up a conversation via ask. It might seem daunting at first but the more you do it the easier it is.
    • I found it easier to engage in the community after I transferred to a primary blog. So consider making your book blog your primary blog.
  • Participate in community things - book photo challenges, readathons, readalongs, giveaways, ask games, etc.
  • Take advantage of book blog memes. Click here for a comprehensive list.
  • Be active. Personally, a queue is what works best for me, that way I have things being posted all day. I also try to post original content at least once a week. The more active you are, the more people will notice you.
  • Post links to other social media accounts - Goodreads, Twitter, Booktube, WordPress, etc.
  • Be passionate. Don’t give up.
  • There is more to booklr than your follower count. That being said, hosting a giveaway is always a good way to get a head start on your follower count. But make sure to follow through. Fake giveaways really piss people off.
  • Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. There is no such thing as perfect. Do what you can, when you can.
  • Don’t be afraid to post non-bookish things. It’s your blog, post what makes you happy.
  • Be yourself.
  • Turn your ask on. You can turn off anonymous, but make sure you’re open to your followers.
    • Don’t freak out about answering everyone immediately. Take your time.
  • I’d think twice about asking people to promo you. It usually just annoys people.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm new so sorry if I don't know if you do these/if it's already been done. But HC's on how the RFA would propose to MC? I could use some happy fluff after reading the MC dying post </3

Yeah, that post was really sad…

Here’s some fluff!!!

Yoosung -
- He was nervous as hell.
- He had managed to save up enough money for this.
- He had gotten a ring for you
- Not a promise ring but an engagement ring.
- It was personalized so it was unique for only you.
- He will begin to plan the day out to go through perfectly.
- This plan will go on for weeks honestly.
- Once it does happen he proposes to you at the Zoo (I just went there an honestly he probably would)
- Will take you all around, smiling and giggling.
- Once he reached the walk through butterfly exhibit, he started to get a bit nervous.
- He proposed to you in the middle of the exhibit.
- Obviously nervous, kind of stumbling over his words.
- When you said yes he was oVErjOYEd.
- You both will hug and kiss until you burst into giggles as a butterfly landed on his head.

Zen -
- EmOtiONaL WrEcK
- Getting the ring in secret was difficult
- Had to order online under a fake name
- Like Yoosung his was personalized
- Since he’s an actor, this guy can probably lie like a freaking expert so you wouldn’t suspect a thing.
- Will kind of pamper you a bit.
- Drops subtle hints to his fans by taking on musicals with a more mushy romance theme
- Will propose about a week or two after planning/purchasing the ring.
- Will call you onto stage at a meet up with fans.
- Will propose there and despite the slightly jealous fans, people will be supportive af
- Someone in the crowd might shout. “SAY YES”
- You say yes of course.

- Honestly she didn’t know how she came to the decision. It just simply happened.
- She gets a premade one.
- Though it was limited time only, and she happened to get the LAST one before it stopped being sold.
- She smiles to herself and is much more happier lately.
- Gets you a bit suspicious, but you trust this cinnamon roll
- Will try and get to propose as soon as possible because well work.
- She will end up getting the day off about a week later.
- Takes you on a date to the park. At night.
- The date was a bit sudden because.
- “Jaehee we usually plan out these dates before hand”
- She quickly shushes you though because she was planning something.
- Somehow got the state to let her set off fireworks.
- Proposes just as one of your and her favorite color sets off.
- Gets a bit cheesy and REALLY BLUSHY (Jaehee are you okay? You dying?)
- When you say yes she is so relieved and happy.

- How did he come to this conclusion?
- Did he even deserve you to this level? He didn’t think so.
- You had stuck through with him through everything, so he was so sure you were the one.
- Will do something technical to propose.
- Will still get a ring but something simple yet unique.
- While you are at work is when he sets into action.
- Will get ahold of your computer after he makes a program.
- When you get home you go to your computer you see nothing has changed.
- Until about twenty minutes later it started to bug out. Which seemed like a virus when it’s not.
- Saeyoung will come in almost as soon as you call for him.
- Doesn’t seem scared in the slightest.
- Strange.
- After a couple seconds a message flashes across the screen.
- Will you marry me?
- “Is my computer proposing to me?”
- Saeyoung would start laughing before he kneeled down, taking out the ring.
- It’s then you realize he hacked your computer to do this…
- In the end you say yes but he’s still in trouble for messing up your computer

Jumin -
- Hes probably the most calm of everyone in the RFA.
- He doesn’t really put the proposal off.
- Until he realizes that these things take planning.
- Will plan this for months. About 4-5 at most.
- Will get a specialized ring and will most likely send it back if it has an imperfection.
- He really wants it to be perfect because, your his one and only.
- Jumin will take you on a fancy restaurant
- Will make sure the servers are not rude to you.
- Has honestly probably made them rehearse a script
- He will be blushing a light pink when time comes to propose.
- Will probably do some long speech
- By the end though he is blushing a bit more
- VISIBLY looks stressed until you say yes, in which he will VISIBLY look relaxed.

anonymous asked:

I'm writing my first fanfic, and I want it to be something I don't regret writing. Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?

Gonna save this one for the morning so it doesn’t get buried under all these silly posts about fighting me.

Tip #1 - Never regret writing anything. 

Unless it’s like, neo-nazi propaganda or a series of death threats to a stranger, then you never have any reason to regret anything you write.

Everything you write says something about you, gets some strange, unique, personal thing that used to exist solely inside your head out into the world, and makes the world just a little bit richer for it.

And writing is just like anything–the only way to get good at it is to do it a whole lot. Every artist has a thousand bad drawings in them that they need to get out. Every writer has a thousand bad stories. So never regret writing, because everything you write is a step forward towards honing your craft.

Tip #2 - There is no such thing as a dumb idea, just an idea you can’t sell well enough. There are no rules in writing, and there are (somehow, against all logic) EVEN FEWER RULES in fanfiction.

You want to take the characters and reverse their ages and personalities, make them have babies with each other, send them back in time or into space? Do it! 

“But wait,” you ask, “if there are no dumb ideas in fanfiction, how come sometimes I’ll say to myself ‘man this fic I’m reading is really dumb’?”

Well, usually the problem lies in execution. Let’s say for example that you’ve decided to write for an AU where…oh, I don’t know, all the characters in Gravity Falls are suddenly turned into giant spiders wearing top hats. 

Now that idea may seem ridiculous on the face of it. But the difference between someone saying “someone made a dumb fanfic about spiders wearing top hats” and “oh my god I can’t believe I am actually sobbing my eyes out over a fanfic about spiders in top hats” will lie in what you do with the ridiculous idea. How much you think through the implications. 

Ask yourself how being turned into giant spiders will affect the characters. Will they have to catch live prey? If so, how will more sensitive characters like Mabel react to that? Will the twins be able to return home after the summer, and how will they explain this to their parents? How will the characters who are more comfortable with weirdness react differently than characters less comfortable with the supernatural? If one of the characters is unable to cope and breaks down, who will come to their aid to comfort them? Or will they be forced to deal with their sorrows alone? 

Tip #3 - Think through all the possible paths that your story might take. Write them down if it helps. Don’t be afraid to explore a lot of different twists turns the story might take in the brainstorming process. Most of these twist probably won’t make it into the finished story, but they’ll help you figure out what you DO want in the finished story.

When the TV show Breaking Bad came to a close, fans of the show and critics alike applauded the finale as being a very satisfying conclusion to the series. When the writers were asked how they came up with such a perfect ending when so many other well-written shows ended disappointingly, they said that they’d actually written dozens of endings. They’d played through every possibility that they could think of, every combination of characters dying and surviving, every path they thought it could take. 

Think through all the possible turns your story can take, then pick the best path among them.

Tip #4 - Take long walks. Seriously this should be on every list of writing advice. Take long walks. Don’t listen to music (unless you’re someone who really can’t think without music.) Just let your mind wander. Think about your story. Let you mind lead you down whatever paths it takes. Play out conversations in your mind. When I’m stuck on ideas, going for a long walk almost always helps.

Tip #5 - Get feedback. Pretty straightforward and basic. Show your work to someone else and get feedback on it. Sometimes this will reveal things that you didn’t know were there, both positive and negative. 

Tip #6 - Try to at least have a solid outline and SOME idea of the ending before you post online. The leading cause of story death is posting before you have any idea how it’s going to end. You know those awesome, funny, feelsy stories that just slowly trail off and then one day just…stop? Quite often, that happens because the writer started posting during the initial “exciting” phase, then just ran out of steam and out of ideas.

You don’t need to have every little thing planned out before posting, but I find it makes it much easier both to get a fic finished AND to give a story a consistent, (reasonably)-plothole-free story arc if I know how the story is going to end, and what the major events that are going to get me to that ending are.

Besides, quite often in the process of plotting out a story you’ll realize that you needed to put a Chekov’s gun in the first chapter, or otherwise change something from the beginning around. 

Tip #7 - Read a lot of different stuff. This is on every list of writing advice, and for good reason. Consuming other peoples’ work will fuel your own. Read a lot of stuff, watch TV and movies and analyze the writing there. Your own style of writing will come out of what you take in.

small things i notice about the signs
  • aries: everyone sees them as angry but the ones ive met are pretty fucking chill?? they just get passionate or worked up about stuff sometimes
  • taurus: 'wAIT WAIT NO LET ME GET IT I CAN DO THIS' other than that, theyve got a p nice sense of humor i suppose, even if theyre bossy sometimes
  • gemini: funny people, they'll make you think that they don't even have any problems and are really strong and perfect, but bad things happen to them, all the time, they just don't always talk about it unless they know you well
  • cancer: surprisingly loud, usually likes anime, is the type of friend that shoves you a bit or punches you in the arm- sometimes sweet, sometimes sour, you never know really
  • leo: generally funny, the kind of person that makes offensive jokes that make you laugh anyways, or surprises you from behind a lot
  • virgo: usually pretty vague about stuff, especially if its something bothering them, doesn't make many jokes, but they try and thats great, ive never befriended a virgo so i cant say much
  • libra: likes to laugh at stuff, quite caring really, and has this feel to them that i cant describe. maybe that's what makes them so fun to hang out with? they really want to help you and be there for you, and you can tell
  • scorpio: they may not show it or say it but they do these little things that let you know they care a lot about you, and can be kind of protective. maybe they'll walk you home or something. they don't always speak of their problems but they're usually willing to hear yours.
  • sagittarius: emoji users. a lot of emojis. these people are pretty friendly, no matter how much they tell you about how they hate everything. surprisingly not all of them want to travel, but many want to escape their situation- start anew, make something fresh !
  • capricorn: they joke around quite often, and use their seriousness for comedy more often than not. many of them gravitate towards pisces like me, but we never become more than acquaintances. i do like capricorns, they're nicer than they might seem
  • aquarius: they have the drive to do what they want, even if they think it looks bad in the end or it seems time-consuming, they'll at least do it. they're really nice friends; relatable and dazed people, you can understand them.
  • pisces: usually likes music and/or art, makes awkward jokes and has more acquaintances than friends. not as emotional as people make them out to be. their anger and sadness are pretty indirect and hard to notice at first. you can't read their face well. their most prominent emotions are happiness and fear. overall, confused but friendly individuals.
Mr. Castiel Winchester

for bookkbaby

(ao3 link)

Mr. Castiel Winchester Mr. Castiel Winchester Mr. Castiel Winchester, Cas doodles on his notebook in large loopy letters. He sighs, filling in little hearts with red ink. If he closes his eyes, he can practically see Dean Winchester’s bright green eyes staring back at him. In reality, Dean’s exactly three rows and two columns away from him, still working, as most of the class is, on his history exam.

Cas makes another sweep of his pen and draws a few more hearts. Charlie – the only other student besides him who’s finished the exam – elbows him in the side and sends out a lavish wink. She’s known about Cas’s crush on Dean since it began back in sixth grade. If he concentrates hard enough, he can still feel her bony fingers grabbing onto his arm in excitement when she forced him to spill the beans all those years ago.

Of course, having a crush on Dean Winchester for six years hasn’t exactly been easy. He’s considered telling Dean on multiple occasions, but he’s always chickened out. He doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. The closest he ever gotten to confessing was during sophomore year after Dean hit the winning homerun and ran to Cas as soon as the game was over. With the crowd cheering all around them and adrenaline pumping through both of their veins, Cas almost said the three words he’s been dying to say since he was twelve. But just as fate would have it, as soon as the “I” came out, Dean’s little brother Sam dived between them and effectively ruined the moment.

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kids that i once knew (1/?)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier CS AU. 

Note: This is only part one, of who knows how many parts. I’ve been working on this for over a year, and have purposely avoided reading all variations on Captain America CS aus within the fandom. Dunno when the next part will be ready, but, well. This is a project near and dear to my heart. So it’s definitely not going to be abandoned. Shout out to @swallowedsong​ for encouraging me to post, @alchemistc​ who I’ve been telling about this for ages, and AU week in general for rallying us all together and inspiring so many wonderful works. 

Title from the song “Dead Hearts” by Stars. 


            He wakes up fuzzy, warm and cold all at once, head pounding and tongue heavy in his mouth, like he’s swallowed sand that tastes like the worst toothpaste he’s ever tasted in his life.

            He wakes up and he notices several things in quick succession:

            The bed beneath him is strangely soft.

            His clothes are strangely tight and unstarched.

            The air feels stuffy and fake.

            The game on the radio is several years old. He knows this because he was at that game with Liam.

            He sits up and he knows—he knows that something is very, very wrong.

            (The last thing he remembers is a plane, and cold, and water, and her and—

            “I’m gonna need a raincheck on that dance.”

            “All right. A week next Saturday at the Rabbit Hole.”

“You got it.”

“8 o’clock on the dot. Don’t you dare be late. Understood?”

            “You know I still don’t know how to dance.”

            “I’ll show you how. Just be there.”

            “We’ll have the band play something slow.”

            “Killian? K—”)

            “Captain Jones.”

            He pulls himself out of his thoughts and glances up at the woman who’s just walked in. Something about her is off, too. Everything is wrong.

            “Where am I?”

            “A recovery room in New York City,” she answers with a smile. Her uniform is right—like the one he’d seen Emma wear (Emma) but—

            “No. Where am I, really?

            Her smile falters.

            “I don’t understand.”

            Well, he thinks darkly. That makes two of us.

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How to Interact with Actors/Idols Appropriately on Social Media

Fellow 2.5D fans.  You may have seen this post floating around, about foreign fans replying to actors on social media in inappropriate ways.  I agree with pretty much everything that post has to say, but I’m not here to reiterate what’s been said before.

As inappropriate as they are, those tweets are sent by fans, right?  Fans who like the actors and want to support them, right?  That’s fine!  It’s okay to respond to them on Twitter!  But there are certain boundaries you don’t want to step over or you (or worse, foreign fans as a whole) will be seen in a negative light, canceling out the support you’re trying to send.

So today let’s talk about reply etiquette.

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if big hero 6 had a gag reel, part 3
  • Fred: *offscreen* W-what the--I can't open up the suit! Okay! Which of you put superglue on my suit again?!
  • ------
  • Baymax: *tries his rocket fist; an explosion happens and he is sent flying backwards while his fist falls to the ground* Oh no.
  • -----
  • Abigail: Well, we all invited them here. Might as well give them a show. And I don't mean the one we usually put on when we're in bed. *blinks* Wait, what--
  • Callaghan: ...Damn it, Krei, were you sneaking things into Abby's script again?
  • Krei: *whistles*
  • -----
  • Hiro: Let's get you back onto your charging station--
  • *as he places Baymax on it, a power outage happens*
  • Hiro: ...Well, this shoot's postponed until later, then.
  • Baymax: Baaaaby hairy--baaaaaby hairyyyyyy.....
  • -----
  • Wasabi: I spilled wasabi on my shirt one time, people. One--time! *punches door, but it quickly swings back and smacks him hard on his face*
  • Fred: *offscreen, holding back laughter* How's about a new nickname, then? Involving doors this time?
  • -----
  • *after shooting*
  • Krei: *sitting by Abigail's stretcher* Too bad we don't have a makeout scene, huh, Abby?
  • Callaghan: *offscreen* Not on my watch, creep.
  • Abby: It's a PG-13 film, Krei; do you want Disney to have their first animated film that's rated R?
  • -----
  • Hiro: Baymax, destroy. *pulls away chip and throws it away*
  • Baymax: *optics go red, then turns into flashing strobe lights as rave music plays from his chest*
  • Everyone: ...
  • Gogo: Y'know, the only thing missing is if his rocket fist shoots out confetti--
  • Baymax: *shoots out confetti from his fist*
  • Gogo: ...okay then.
  • -----
  • Hiro: *is reading a comic book with a questionable cover that Fred gave him*
  • Fred: *pops up* That's-- *gasps, snatches it away from him* YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO SEE THAT!
  • Hiro: Not my fault you just snatched whatever comic you could find!
  • Tadashi: *offscreen, actually on the director's chair* Fred, I'm gonna kill you for that.
  • ------
  • Gogo: *throws a disc towards Yokai, it decaptitates what is now revealed as a test dummy dressed up as Yokai*
  • Yokai: *standing beside Gogo* Good thing that wasn't me.
  • Gogo: Nah, I think your skull's thick enough to withstand the blow.
  • Yokai: I don't know whether to be flattered by that...
  • ------
  • Gogo: *in the middle of driving the car away from Yokai when the car slows down, grinding to a halt, while Yokai himself stops going after them, confused* What the...
  • Wasabi: Oh...I thought I had this thing refilled before we started shooting...
  • ------
  • Hiro: *reaches for the nursing chip in Baymax's armored fist when the hand closes on his* Wh-wha-what-- *tries pulling it out, but is stuck*
  • Tadashi: *offscreen, laughing his head off, holding a remote that controls the armored fist* Got you good there, didn't you, bro?
  • ------
  • Fred: *in his suit, tries to run, but is stuck* Seriously?! You guys put superglue on the suit again?!
  • Wasabi: *snickers while stuffing the tube of superglue away in his pocket*
  • ------
  • *The group are in the destroyed portal room, and Hiro heads for the control station, and notices the giant screen with the Silent Sparrow logo on it. He presses a button and a video of Krei and Abby in a bedroom plays instead.*
  • Baymax: Oh no.
  • Honey: Oh my god--
  • Fred: *instinctively covers Hiro's eyes*
  • Wasabi: I'm pretty sure this isn't in the script...
  • Gogo: Are you kidding me...?
  • Krei: *offscreen* Oh, sorry! I was downloading my files to my hard drive there.
  • Callaghan and Abby: *offscreen* Seriously, Krei?
  • ------
  • *the tenth take of the scene*
  • Tadashi: Welcome to nerd school, nerd.
  • Hiro: *bursts into laughter*
  • Tadashi: What the heck, Hiro, why are you laughing this time?
  • Hiro: *snorts* I-I just remembered how you made that same face with Gogo, trying to flirt with her, and--
  • Tadashi: *smacks him upside the head* Bonehead.
  • ------
  • Hiro: Megabot, destroy.
  • Megabot: *his face switches to a trollface*
  • ------
  • Yokai: *gestures for the microbots to throw Wasabi away, but the microbots stay in place* What the...
  • Wasabi: *holds up a tube of superglue* Who knew these worked on microbots too?
  • ------
  • Tadashi: This is Tadashi Hamada, and is the 29th test.
  • Baymax: *starts playing dubstep*
  • Tadashi: *steps back and starts breakdancing to hell, but then crashing into his toolbox, then staggers to his feet* Good thing this isn't going to be shown in the film...
  • ------
  • Krei: *backstage, wearing a Hawaiian shirt and shorts* Why can't they make my character wear this every time? I mean, other executives do this; have you seen that Lasseter guy?
  • ------
  • Baymax: *waddles out of Tadashi's side of the room, then over to Hiro, waving his hand* Hola. Soy Baymax. Su compañero de la salud personal.
  • Hiro: H-hey-- *blinks* Did Tadashi include a multilanguage feature in you too?
  • Baymax: Instructus sum cum lv ut interpellatio linguis omnium corporis erant. (I am equipped with fifty different languages to suit everyone's personal needs.)
  • Tadashi: *offscreen* Whoops, I forgot to turn that off, sorry...
  • ------
  • Baymax: My hands are equipped with defibrillators. Clear. *the defibs crackle and explode*
  • Hiro: *genuinely terrified* NOW I REALLY DON'T WANT DEFIBS ON ME--
  • ------
  • Tadashi: *in the 84th test video* That's all for now. I am satisfied with my care. *video stops*
  • Hiro: *tearfully reaches out to hold the screen, but then the screen flickers*
  • Tadashi: Hey, knucklehead. Getting better at crying, are we? *waves at the camera* Don't worry, this is a live feed; I'm far from dead, okay?
  • Hiro: *chuckles* That he is, yeah.
Across Space and Time

So here’s my valentine’s present for soul-cool!​ Hope you like it and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! :D

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Thank yous at the end because boy is that list long. :)

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December 15th, 7:30 am

“Soul! What do you think you’re doing? Get up at once!You’re going to be late for school!” the boy’s mother shrieked.

“It’s only five in the morning, I have loads of time…” Soul drawled blearily, the words slipping out as easily as his drool.

“Wipe that drool off your chin! Can’t you sleep like a respectable boy? And it’s seven in the morning! School starts in half an hour!” she screeched furiously, unceremoniously yanking the blankets off Soul, causing the white-haired boy to tumble onto the floor, a rough landing from a bed as high up as his.

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