i know i used this quote before but who cares

Hey guys! This time I wanted to make a quotes list for the writers again, since there are more writers who deserve to be recognized. Same as before, I hope you like these quotes and find them inspirational like I have!

Virgil

  • “Wherever the fates lead us let us follow.”
  • “The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.”
  • “Go forth a conqueror and win great victories.”
  • “Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.”
  • “They succeed, because they think they can.”
  • “Endure the present, and watch for better things.”
  • “Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember.”

Theodore Roethke

  • “Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.”
  • “What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.”
  • “Time marks us while we are marking time.”
  • “I learn by going where I have to go.”

Socrates

  • “Success is dependent on effort.”
  • “It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.”
  • “Wisdom outweighs any wealth.”
  • “Always desire to learn something useful.”
  • “Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.”
  • “There is no success without hardship.”

William Wordsworth

  • “To begin, begin.”
  • “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
  • “Faith is a passionate intuition.”
  • “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”
  • “Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.”

Neil Gaiman

  • “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”
  • “Make good art.”
  • “I lost some time once. It’s always in the last place you look for it.”
  • “Life is always going to be stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be convincing, and life doesn’t.”
  • “Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.”
  • “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”
  • “Sometimes the best way to learn something is by doing it wrong and looking at what you did.”
  • “The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked… that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.”
  • “I’ve known ambitious people with no aptitude for the thing they did. Most of whom, rather terrifyingly, tended to succeed.”
  • “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”
  • “I’ve never known anyone who was what he or she seemed; or at least, was only what he or she seemed. People carry worlds within them.”
  • “The imagination is a muscle. If it is not exercised, it atrophies.”
  • “When I started out, there were a lot of things I knew I couldn’t do, and a lot of things I only found out I couldn’t do by going and doing it. And no-one was watching, and nobody cared.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • “Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.”

Alexander Pope

  • “The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man’s own eyes when they look upon his own person.”
  • “On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.”

Audre Lorde

  • “Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.”
  • “Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.”
  • “Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.”
  • “Our visions begin with our desires.”
  • “When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.”
  • “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
  • “I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.”

Gwendolyn Brooks

  • “Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise.”
  • “Look at what’s happening in this world. Every day there’s something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that’s going on, how could I stop?”

Homer

  • “Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.”
  • “And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.”

Horace

  • “Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.”
  • “It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.”
  • “Always keep your composure. You can’t score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.”
  • “Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.”
  • “Nothing’s beautiful from every point of view.”
  • “Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.”
  • “Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.”
  • “The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.”
  • “Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.”
++PROMPTS++

it’s been a year and i’m back at it again with the dope/tumblr af prompts. if anyone wants to write them please tag me (i’d love to read your fics!). if you want me to do any of these just send an ask! also, as a disclaimer, i did not just pull these outta my ass: some i did come up with, but most i got  from tumblr generally, famous quotes, songs and from the movies i watch xx
(more will be added in the future)

  1.  “My heart can love for the both of us.”
  2. “Before you/he/she came along…I only existed.”
  3. “If you don’t wish to fall in love then…maybe we can settle for something softer.”
  4. “That’s it, I guess…This is goodbye.”
  5. “Please be careful with me. Sometimes I just get sad and I don’t know why. I’m sorry.”
  6. “I hope you find someone who you can’t live without…i really do. And I hope, I fucking hope, you never have to know what it’s like living without them.”
  7. “I hope you find the happiness you pretend to have.”
  8. “Maybe I’m forever destined to fall in love with people I can’t have.”
  9. “I would love you in any shape, in any world, with any past. Never doubt that.”
  10. “If your life had a face, I’d punch it.”
  11. “I saw this and, well, I thought of you.”
  12. “Do you have any fucking clue what you do to me?”
  13. “Sometimes I wish I could turn back time…Not to change anything…Just to feel some things twice.”
  14. “I feel like I should stop thinking about you, but I…can’t.”
  15. “Describe our relationship in two words.” “Our what?”
  16. “It’s a classic. She loves someone else.”
  17. “I think you’re enough. You’re enough for you. You’re enough for me, god, you are.”
  18. “Do you think…the world could suddenly end on nights quiet as this?”
  19. “We can stay in bed all summer.”
  20. “My angel.”
  21. “I miss you.”
  22. “I shouldn’t be jealous…She/He/You isn’t/aren’t even mine.”
  23. “We have our whole lives to get it right.”
  24. “I miss you. I miss not touching each other. Not seeing each other, not breathing in each other.”
  25. “I always pictured myself as someone you’d/she’d/he’d miss…”
  26. “…except for being a bit fucked in the head, I’d say she’s/he’s normal.”
  27. “If every word I said made you laugh I’d talk forever.”
  28. “You hurt me and I…I wanted to hurt you back.”
  29. “I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took me so long to catch up.”
  30. “Words…how little they mean when you’re a little too late.”
  31. “…But I’ll forgive you anyway.”
  32. “It’s a party! So I’m pretending to have fun.”
  33. “You make me happy.”
  34. “Despite my better judgement, in my heart I knew that there was not one bad thing about him/her.”
  35. “When was the last time you were hugged?”
  36. “How can someone just not be there anymore?”
  37. “Why can’t we? Why can’t we change the ending? It’s not too late yet. We could still be together if we just pushed a little harder.”
  38. “I can’t love you/him/her…You’re/He’s/She’s half my age.”
  39. “Well…That wasn’t very romantic. Kinda gross too.”
  40. “It was just sex…It means nothing. Right?…Right?”
Magneto Was right

@xcyclopswasrightx

Your shit is getting too long to drag it to my dash. So I created this to have it simple in my dash. This is more like a continuation.

My poor thing. Let me clear this up for you. There is no misunderstanding. I’m assuming you are the guy from YouTube. I mean, I did say you reminded me of someone on YouTube who called me a troll so I was assuming I was speaking to the same troll here. I guess you didn’t get it. Actually, I’m glad that confusion is out of the way! Let’s move on shall we?

“Magneto is damaged in a similar way. The difference is that humans have the ability to be rational.“

Well, to answer your quote, he can be, and he has been, rational. As I posted many panels from your shitty post, the good things Magneto has done and all the lives he saved is rational to me. Magneto didn’t just save a few people and mutants, he saved many lives. So, I will begin with San Fransisco. With an earthquake inbound for San Francisco, Magneto used his powers to stabilize the city’s buildings, structures and metal vehicles, and to smooth the earth’s movements themselves, thus preventing any major damage and saving many lives. As a result, the city began to favor him.

Your quote “We can go back and forth on that all day, like Magneto’s “mercy killing” of a Genoshan. There was nothing he could do, except to finish removing the man’s life because he couldn’t deal with the guilt that came from looking in his eyes.”

Not true. “There was nothing he could do” right, so he put the man out of his misery. There were no guilt in Magneto except that he couldn’t save Genosha and no thanks to who? Let me borrow your scan.

Since Wolverine wounded Magneto, because he was preparing for war, he couldn’t save Genosha when sentinels invaded Genosha (Sentinels was created by humans to hunt and kill mutants). So thanks to Wolverine this is what really happened.

Because of Wolverine, Sentinels killed billions of humans and mutants and Magneto has nothing to do with those deaths. This is what the (human) government was preparing for, for war. Magneto was preparing to attack first before humans would. Wouldn’t you rather attack first before someone attacked you? So guess what, Magneto couldn’t attack so, humans attacked first (and I don’t care if the sentinels was sent by Cassandra because either way, those sentinels were created by humans for the simple reason of exterminating mutants). Now, I don’t know if you’ve been reading but you’re using panels out of context.

Your quote “He saved Colossus ‘s life, but how many times did he attempt to kill every X-Man? What about the violent and forceful removal of Wolverine’s adamantium?”

And how many times did the X-Men attempt to kill Magneto? Let alone Wolverine, who did on many occasions? The removal of Wolverine’s adamantium was because, like I said, he tried to kill Magneto and I guess he got fed up with his killing and did what he did. He removed it but didn’t kill him. See the difference? And what happened next? Professor Xavier, who should be the most noble man of all time, mind wiped Magneto and left him as a vegetable. Since you post no panel of the incident, allow me to do so………so I can clear up some things.

As many subtly awful things Professor X did during his time running the X-Men, we should applaud him just for the fact that he could have done so much worse. Like erasing the entire brain of anyone he chooses ever. I see to you it’s ok for Wolverine (or even the Punisher) to kill? What about when Cyclops Killed Xavier? Can you excuse him (or them) for his (their) action? I can’t also excuse him (them) for his (their) rage of killing also, because Punisher is motivated for the same reason as Magneto…..REVENGE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF HIS FAMILY. AND Cyclops did kill many people during AvX when he wanted the Phoenix so bad. I can’t excuse him for any of it. And no Cyclops was not right. As you can see X-men did try to kill Magneto many times only because he believed mutants should be saved from humans. Which in fact, he was right all along as Professor’s spirit told him once he saw Magneto saving the world (during Axis) and the heroes (as usual) from the Nazi Red Skrull, who wanted to destroy the world and kill all the mutants and humans. Magneto created a team of villains (with the most bad-ass villains) to save the heroes because those sentinels was programmed as hero-killers. So, I guess the world needed villains to save the world.

Magneto did save the day, the heroes, and the world and what was their response?

Magneto; all wounded, bleeding, and weak. The heroes truly are hypocrites because if it wasn’t for this man who they called  “villain” THEY would’ve been dead. Not even a thanks, for saving them and the world.

Yeah, Magneto was losing his temper and getting angrier while beating the Red Skull, but how would you be when you find out what he was doing to his fellow mutants?

Killing mutants and inhumans. I’m sure one day Medusa will thanks Magneto.

Those you see sitting there, are actually the same thing Red Skull did to Xavier. Cut his head open and took his brain. No wonder why Magneto goes to extremes.

your panel below

and my panel

Rogue took everything back and ate her words (seriously, what did she expect Magneto to do? Shake hands, hug the man, and forgive him? Red Skull is a Nazi therefore he’s nasty with what he does to humans and mutants). As you can see those sentinels were programmed as hero-killers.

Anyway, the reason for Magneto to go mad on killing the Nazi was because…

Havok, Wanda, and Rogue didn’t know what the Red Skull told Magneto about using his own daughter and everything he was willing to do. Even told him what he did with his long time best friend’s brain. They were controlled by the Red Skull so they didn’t hear or know anything so, for them Magneto did the unthinkable for no reason like, really? I felt so disgusted by Rogue, but glad she regretted it, because Magneto was right on many levels. And the panels of Xavier’s spirit saying so are here below

Magneto is a Monster? I don’t think so. Monsters do not feel the depth of emotion exhibited by Magneto in this issue. Monsters are incapable of sympathy and Magneto clearly sympathizes both with the plight of the mutants and with Charles Xavier’s situation. Yet the Avengers still see him as a villain, which clearly hurts him emotionally. A true “Monster” wouldn’t give a shit. Nor would he finally see the light of reason talking to his old friend Xavier, would still argue with him like the old days, would never agree to lead in peace.

Finally after decades, Xavier came to realize the reality of the world. I’m sure while he was in Skull’s body, he saw the sacrifices in Magneto while saving the world, the heroes, and Xavier himself (with barely powers). Saying that the mutants need him, need to be protected, need someone to guide them, and it was something that Magneto was trying to do almost all his life.

I know that I shouldn’t care about what he does now. You don’t have to tell me that. I know all too well that who he’s involved with shouldn’t bother me. But it does. There won’t be a day where it won’t.
—  whereas i’m irrelevant to him, just like before.
A "study" date Damian Wayne X reader oneshot

You groaned as you laid your head on the table, a complaint of “wwwwwhhhhyyyyy” making its way past your lips. Hearing a grunt you looked up in time to see your best friend rolling his eyes “come now, ____, don’t be like that, we have to Ace this test” he reminded, sighing you pushed your upper body off the table “I know, I know, but it’s so boring, Damian! Honestly who even cares about math? We literally carry calculators around wherever we go!” you said, picking up your phone and waving it slightly to emphasize your point. Damian narrowed his eyes and pursed his lips for second, before smirking and pushing the schoolbooks and notebooks aside “alright, alright, Then how about we turn this study date into a “study” date” he suggested, using air quotes on the second study. You stared at him in shock for a second, mouth agape and eyes wide “Damian Wayne! Are you asking me out? Or just messing with me?” you asked him, your voice rising a few decibels in surprise, the blue eyed boy only grinned “what do you think, ____ ____”, you smiled at that, and, well. Let’s just say the “study” date ended well, with a kiss and a D- on the test.


Its short, but it’s my first soooo, *shrugs*

anonymous asked:

Prompt idea: Yixing found a baby bunny and is now trying to convince Suho that they have to keep it even though bunnys are not allowed in the dorm and pcy is allergic.

“No offense but how was I just supposed to leave this bun outside in the elements?” Yixing gestures widely to the little rabbit friend now sitting comfortably on his pillow, nose twitching.

“No offense but I agree,” says roommate Jongdae. “Looks like you’re bunny mama now. To quote the wise and powerful Jonas Brothers, ‘Oh how the tables have turned.’”

“I feel kind of bad though,” Yixing admits, although taking numerous pictures of the rabbit for the gram. “I mean Chanyeol is really allergic.”

Jongdae pops the gum he’s currently chewing on, “No offense but who the hell cares? 11 out of 12 of us would vote Chanyeol off the island before that bunny.” Then Jongdae checks himself, “I mean 8 out of 9 of us.” In the kitchen Junmyeon clutches his chest.

“I don’t know. It’s against the rules to have pets in the dorm and breaking the rules gives me hives and not to mention,” Yixing starts to trail off as the bunny hops over to him and rests against his leg. The dancer makes a high pitched sound.

“Rules are meant to be broken!” Jongdae exclaims, rolling his skateboard from beneath his bed and chucking it at the wall where it leaves a rather large hole. “Anyway I have an idea.”

~

“Can I keep it?” Yixing asks, holding the rabbit out in front of him towards Junmyeon who’s reading the paper.

“Oh Yixing you know the rules. We can’t have pets in the dorm because they might make a mess and–“ Junmyeon goes on and on making nagging noises for twenty minutes. Yixing has tuned him out long ago, looking off into the distance as Junmyeon’s voice fades into a dull buzzing.

Jongdae slides into the doorway. “That’s a shame you can’t keep the rabbit Xing,” he starts. “Our father, singer/songwriter Kris Wu would probably have let you keep it. In fact, I bet if you went to go live with father unit he’d not only let you keep that bun, but he’d get it a bun companion.”

Junmyeon slams both hands down on the table, throws the paper into the recycling, and walks out of the room.

~

Later that night, Yixing and Jongdae return to their room after a rigorous dance practice. Yixing opens the door, expecting the tiny rabbit dear to still be resting its floppy ears on his pillow because he hasn’t begun to search for a new home for it yet. Except, there are a lot more floppy ears than he expected. Dozens, dozens of ears attached to dozens of rabbits who are hopping around the small space.

“Some bunny sure let a lot of rabbits in hare!” Jongdae says, winking with his whole face.

Junmyeon appears before them, a rabbit on each shoulder. “How many will it take to get you to stay Yixing?” he screams, ripping open his button-down shirt to reveal a knit sweater with a bunny on it beneath. “HOW MANY WILL IT TAKE?”

From the hallway, they hear obnoxious, continuous sneezing.

I fantasize about you and I a lot, and I don’t mean it’s about us having sex.

I fantasize about how it would feel to wake up next to you and see the rays of sunlight hitting your face through my window’s curtains.

I fantasize about us going on a date to a restaurant we’ve both never tried before and the food ends up tasting horrible, but we’ve both had a good time because we laughed a lot.

I fantasize about seeing you at your happiest, because I have always adored the smile lines that form on your face and I want to trace them with my fingertips.

I fantasize about us going on a long drive on an empty road with the windows rolled down and soft music playing on the radio at six in the morning, and not coming back home until six in the afternoon.

I fantasize about how it would feel to bare myself to you about the secrets and sorrows I have never told anyone, and listen to you talk about yours. 

I fantasize about us at a party and instead of being the couple who dances the night away among everyone, we’d sit alone at the corner table without a care in the world.

I fantasize about being the first person you think of when you wake up and the last person you see before you sleep.

 I  fantasize about you knowing that I am in love with you, and feeling the same way.

—  Am I ever in your dreams?

It’s not going to lead to happiness in any case when we prioritize the opinions of people who don’t know us or care about us.

When I stopped caring so much about what people I didn’t know thought about me- things got easier, things got better, I became happier, I wrote 1989..

—  Taylor to the Singapore crowd on night two before performing Clean

anonymous asked:

what do you think about what grimmy said on the radio about this being the last show before something? :\

Okay, so I saw that “quote” going around that says Grimmy said: “I texted ‘Arry for tickets and I was like I don’t know if I can come but he said ‘it’s going to be the last big shows before… you know…’ and I was like ooh I better go then.”

AND THAT ISN’T EVEN THE EXACT QUOTE OF WHAT NICK SAID. Nick refers to it as a break, he doesn’t say “you know” all ambiguously. I just listened and this still isn’t perfect, but this is basically what he said:

“We texted ‘Arry for tickets for all of us and I said ‘actually I don’t know if I can come in the week’ and he was like, ‘it’s gonna be the big shows before the break.’”

He did emphasize “the break,” but who cares? That’s the big dramatic thing that everyone and their mother is freaking out about. I take issue with a bunch of things that Nick Grimshaw says, but I really don’t understand why people are flipping out about this quote. If you want to listen to it, it’s here with the discussion beginning around 41:35.

Toronto what I’ve noticed about this crowd, is that I’m watching people standing who are probably standing near strangers, who they haven’t met before, dancing as if absolutely no one is around, like you’re in your bedroom alone. I’m seeing you not just mouth the words to songs, I’m seeing you actually scream the words to every single song. And some of you might not be people who sing in front of others but you’re doing it tonight and the generosity that you’ve shown me tonight, it has just made me fall in love with you Toronto, thank you so much.

And then I start thinking about how if you’re the kind of person who would just let loose and dance like you don’t care what people around you might think, how special that makes you, and how incredibly unique that makes you because in 2015 we have endless reasons to feel insecure about the way that we act or the way that we look in public, and we kind of have a lot of messages that are sent to us that are supposed to be cool, and we’re supposed to be chill, and we’re supposed to be unaffected and we’re supposed to be unexcited and that’s cool. And I’ve had that message sent to me and I know you’ve probably felt that out in the world but I just want to thank you for not trying to be those things tonight because another word for all of those things is cynical. And I think that it’s one thing to try to have a goal to be cool but I think that it’s a little bit unattainable because what’s cool, what’s trendy is always changing. I would so much rather you focus on the goal of trying to be happy. Happy people show when they’re excited, happy people are enthusiastic, happy people dance like you’ve been dancing all night and it makes me so happy to see you living your life this way so if anyone tries to make change, people don’t. Please don’t change the way that you are, you guys are killing it tonight.

I used to really care what was said about me, I think it’s natural, we all do, we care about people’s opinions of us, but um I don’t know, in the last couple of years people who don’t know me or don’t care enough to get to know me- their opinions don’t factor in. I only care what you think about me now. And the day that I found that out, the day that I realized that, I was in London and before the day was over I had written a song called clean.

—  Taylor Swift to the Toronto crowd on night two before performing Clean.
The Usual Story (22/22)

What happens when the hot guy Emma yelled at in Starbucks for spilling her coffee, is her devilishly handsome and rich playboy new boss Killian Jones?

Catch up: Chapter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 or on ff.nethere

Rated M

So this is it!

I had so much fun writing this story! It started off as a one-shot but on request it came out as this monstrosity. I will always love this story just cause I learned so much about writing through this. 

Thank you to all the people who liked, reblogged, and the lovely people who left reviews and asked for updates :) Apologies for the late update, I have exams!

Dedicated to the amazing lenfaz <3

I’d also like to thank @darkkillianjones for all her support and recommending it. @timeless-love-story and @hissaviourqueen for also recommending it and being so nice about it <3

There is an epilogue to go :)

This chapter is M so if thats not your thing, feel free to skip that part!


Chapter 22

They were huddled on his couch with the remnants of their Chinese take-out and beer cans scattered on the table in front of them and Lost being played on Netflix (neither one of them had seen the show since they last saw it together so they got to continue it from where they last left off).

Killian’s cellphone binged and after checking the message he groaned.

“What is it?” Emma smiled, brushing his ruffled sex hair away from his forehead. She already knew it was Liam – Killian always groaned as if he was frustrated whenever Liam called or texted but the little smile later always gave away his true feelings.

“Liam’s been up my arse for Thanksgiving” he informed her, “After our little, ah, falling out, I’d refused to go down to Ireland for it”

Another text popped and he let out a little laugh, “Looks like he’s got Belle on it too – she just messaged me saying that she’s bringing a date along” His eyebrow furrowed, “date? But she was in Scotland when I last talked to her – she can’t be dating?”

Another bing, “And now Elsa is telling me that her due date is two days after Thanksgiving and now as I quote her “how could my newborn sweet little child not meet his infuriatingly stubborn yet lovely and caring uncle?”” Killian laughed and Emma snorted.

“She’s right, you are infuriatingly stubborn” Emma teased, titling her head.

Killian raised his eyebrows as if in disbelief, “I’m infuriatingly stubborn?” he huffed, “I think we both know who amongst us it that, my love”

Before Emma could retort back his cell phone binged again.

“What?” she asked as Killian laughed.

“It’s Liam: Please tell me you’re bringing the lovely blond lass along with your sorry arse as I’m hoping you’ve finally told her you love her? And with some miracle she actually loves you too

Emma buried her hand in his hair, softly caressing it as Killian turned to her “What do you say, Swan?  Thanksgiving in Ireland?”

“I thought you’d never ask” she crushed her lips onto his.

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During the weeks leading up to the Ireland trip, Emma and Killian had fallen back into the familiar ease of their relationship along with a newfound emotional intimacy as now they knew that they loved each other and that nothing could keep them apart.

Emma had shown up at his office one day for lunch as they both agreed that it would put a stop to any gossip and reaffirm in everyone’s mind that Emma was his girlfriend and not some raunchy office affair.

They had gone out on plenty of dates now that they didn’t need to sneak around. Even accepted David and Mary Margaret’s invitation for dinner (David still giving slightly dirty looks to Killian but smiling once Emma laughed till she had tears in her eyes at something Killian said). They met up with Ruby and Mulan and some of Killian’s friends as well.

They were happy.

////

At Dublin airport they were met by the grinning face of Liam who waved enthusiastically with a bouquet of flowers in one hand.

Killian got to him first, leaving Emma’s hand for a moment to hug his brother fiercely. Emma watched as the two men clapped each other on the back and after separating kept their hold on each other’s arm as they muttered something that sounded like some British and Irish swear words. She smiled as she saw the raw emotion in both men’s eyes, the love and adoration for each other shining through and she remembered all the late night conversations she’s had with Killian where he talked about how Liam had raised him and he owed everything to him.

Liam left Killian’s hold and bowed in front of Emma who giggled as Killian did this very often as well. “Hello, m’lady” he said, offering her the bouquet which she accepted with a thanks and a smile. It was bit awkward since Emma had previously talked to Liam quite a few times but in under very professional settings (except for when she accompanied him and Elsa for wedding shopping and at their wedding).

But by the time they were all hurled up in his black Mercedes, with Mr. Smee taking the wheel (poor guy never catches a break), Liam in the front and Emma and Killian in the back with their hands intertwined, Emma felt at ease.

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An Open Letter To 1 Tumblr Dad

Hey, punkdad.

I loved reading that you felt inspired after going to Dad 2.0. Can I tell you something? I did, too. And not because of any panel discussion or keynote speaker, but because I got to see my friends. And you, sir, are one of them.

Look, I’m not a joiner. You know that old quote from Groucho Marx? It goes something like “I wouldn’t want to belong any club that will accept someone like me as a member.” Well, I’m such a non-joiner that I don’t even use that quote because I don’t want to be lumped in with people who use it.

That kinda changed for me after landing here on Tumblr, though. Here, I met individuals—creative, passionate, clever, welcoming, caring—all with parenthood in common. And before I realized what had happened, I was a part of a community. And from that community, I’ve made real friends and now I see what I might have been missing.

I’m inspired by the parents of Tumblr, I’m driven by them. And your honesty and humor are a part of that. When I meet other Tumblr parents in real life or see posts about others meeting, I get excited because it means this is more than just an online thing. It’s people who mean what they say and aren’t afraid to show up to prove it when needed.

So, meeting you in person was awesome, but it just confirmed what I already knew: That you and I are friends and we’re part of a community that I love.

—David