i need as many people to see this as possible

anonymous asked:

Thoughts on if Snape had made a horcrux. Like to start over new and still look after Harry if Volmort found out he was a spy?

“Dont be shocked, Severus. How many men and woman have you watched die?” 

 “Lately only those whom I could not save.”

 “And my soul, Dumbledore? Mine?” 

To make a horcrux you need to murder and perform a horrific ritual (JKR said it made her editor sick when she described it) that will tear your soul apart. Severus did not like killing, he hesitated before killing Dumbledore and was absolutely wrecked when he went to Grimmauld Place after fleeing Hogwarts. He was angry, miserable and mutinous when Dumbledore asked him to spare Draco the task of murdering him. He did not enjoy seeing people die in the least and he tried to save as many people as possible. Not only that, Severus was very concerned about his soul. We know from Voldemort that making horcruxes changes you physically and spiritually. It’s an extremely evil piece of magic that even young Severus wouldn’t touch. There was no way he would make a horcrux, not even to help Lily’s son.

If he did though, I really doubt he would succeed. Severus became a double agent out of remorse. A horcrux can be destroyed when the maker feels genuine remorse. To continue his mission Severus must deeply regret causing Lily’s death otherwise his motivations to save Harry wouldn’t be as strong.

Most importantly, if Voldemort ever kills Severus then Severus would become incorporeal. Then he would need someone else to perform a dark sacrificial ritual to build his body back. Who opposing Voldemort would actually do something like this?

Honestly though can you imagine how freaked out everyone would be Severus would go that far just to save Harry? Voldemort wishes he had that kind of loyalty. It would be one thing to kill for someone, it’s another to destroy your soul and all the side effects that come with it for someone you’re not even related to.

Yuri on Ice interview translation - PASH! 2017/03 (p11) (Q&A part)

Here’s the Q&A part that was published with the episode commentary and I didn’t have time to translate the other day.

Regarding the question about Chris’ acquaintance, you may want to read the report of the other day’s talk show to get a more complete idea.

(Side note: I still haven’t had time to answer some of the questions I received, please wait a little… I will also work on the very long interview with Kubo on the magazine Febri from tonight. Interview rush this month, really.)

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Mitsurou Kubo presents Q&A exhibition!!!
We asked Kubo-san about curiosities that didn’t fit the commentary, in a Q&A format.

Q. Why is Victor cold to JJ?
A. He genuinely doesn’t care (LOL). He doesn’t even remember JJ’s name correctly, but that’s because he is the type of person that doesn’t try to remember things he isn’t interested about. It’s not like he’s looking down or him or doesn’t get along, he really just doesn’t care. Until this point we hadn’t clearly shown Victor not being interested in someone, so I was thinking about a character who wouldn’t feel hurt even if Victor didn’t care about him… and realized that it could only be JJ. In fact, he wasn’t really bothered.

Q. What is Victor to JJ?
A. I think he is someone he has to challenge. The type of person he wants to confront and beat when they’re both in their very best condition. He would never want to win because Victor is in a bad condition or just out of a slump. More than admiring him, I think he wants to be his equal rival. And he believes that if he does his best he will get the gold medal. Therefore, to avoid looking at Victor like someone who is no match for him, he takes the liberty of speaking with him in that overfamiliar way. But I think that JJ is currently the one who is fighting against the fear of losing more than anyone else. It also looks like he didn’t really have a good relationship with his previous coaches and people didn’t understand him.

Q. Is Victor worried about the “whorl” of hair on his head?
A. More than Victor, this is something many Russian people care about. Though in Victor’s case I think it’s more like his hairline than the whorl (LOL). But I think that having such a weakness makes him a fascinating person. Before the FS in episode 7 Yuuri even presses the top of his head while a large audience is watching. In this scene I wanted to do something that people wouldn’t actually do in the real figure skating world, I had fun drawing it.

Q. We want to know more about Otabek!
A. In his private life he is also a DJ, and he’s kind of a street style guy. He actually has many mischievous friends. That’s why he finds Yurio really cool, because he has so many things that Otabek doesn’t have and admires. And he’s also the type who doesn’t give importance to hierarchies, so Yurio was happy that he wanted them to be equals. So you figure what happens when he asks him “will you come or not?”… (LOL)

Q. Who is the handsome guy always together with Chris?
A. He’s a man from the Swiss Skating Federation. I created him because I didn’t want Chris to feel lonely (LOL). I’m not going to say anything about what his relationship with Chris is, but we believe that he’s a former ice dancer that belongs to the Federation.

Q. We want to know some secret anecdotes about the last episode!
A. When I wrote the storyboard, I added “They say Katsuki is retiring.” as a subtitle. For Victor’s line I also considered “the ‘katsu’ in ‘Katsuki’ is the ‘katsu’ from ‘selfish’!*”, but I thought “nah, Victor is not that good at Japanese” and I didn’t use it (LOL). Also, in the storyboard there was a scene where Yuuri, before skating, is trying to tell Yurio that he’s going to retire but in the end isn’t able to tell him. But there was no time, so it was cut in the anime…
[*translator’s note: “Selfish” in Japanese can be said “jibunkatte” 自分勝手, where the kanji for the “kat(su)” part is the same kanji as the “Katsu” in “Katsuki” 勝生. I’m glad she didn’t use that because it would have been impossible to translate properly… though Victor does still use the word “jibunkatte” in the episode. Also, in the end they are supposed to be speaking in English together, so yeah. By the way, the subtitle she originally thought, which in Japanese is “Katsuki, intai suru’tte yo” is probably a reference to the title of the novel “The Kirishima Thing”  that in Japanese is “Kirishima, bukatsu yameru’tte yo” and was adapted into a movie. The ’~tte yo’ wording has kind of become popular after that.]

Q. How did you decide the way Victor cries?
A. I drew it so that Victor’s tears wouldn’t stream down his cheeks but “drop from the tip of his eyelashes”. Sometimes people who aren’t used to crying do not move their facial muscles and don’t wipe their tears, so they just trickle down. The way Victor cries is something I had already roughly sketched in a meeting with the director.

Q. Why didn’t Phichit talk to Yuuri about his dream?
A. I think the reason Phichit-kun still hasn’t talked to Yuuri about his dream of holding an ice show in Thailand is that he too wants to surprise him. They have this kind of relationship. I think that all skaters, even if this time they couldn’t achieve their best results, are thinking about what they can do to create a skating world that they can enjoy even more than now, and about what they can do for their home countries.

Q. Why does Michele speak in the Hiroshima dialect?
A. In the setting he is from Naples and speaks English with an Italian accent, so to express that I decided that he would speak in Hiroshima dialect.

Q. Tell us how you feel now that the series is over and about the future!
A. I am very well aware that you are all hoping for a continuation of the show, and with director Yamamoto we always talk about what we would like to do if we ever have the chance to work again with the staff that has gathered to make this series. We still do not know if a “St. Petersburg arc” would be the best. However, it’s definitely not something that I can do alone, and to draw this series again we would need to collect a lot of information and find many new things. It wasn’t a series that was possible to create just inside my head. But we must create something convincing, otherwise people are not going to follow us, and it wouldn’t come true. More than anything, the thought that we might not see Yuuri, Victor, Yurio and the other characters again makes us sadder than anyone else. Actually, I’m going to go on a trip abroad with the director soon (LOL), and we are planning to talk about the future too. I hope we have time to discuss carefully about what lies ahead for “Yuri on Ice”, and I’ll be happy if you keep on supporting us in the meantime.


We need to get #norbury trending on twitter. it’s literally the next step in this ARG: we’ve been told by dymm, but were we listening? No. So now it’s time to listen. 

We’re going to change our icons to images of Vivian Norbury to make it even more noticeable just on the off chance it makes people pay attention… I will also be making some art in preparation for this and anyone is allowed to use it as icons/whatever else so the message spreads as far as possible.

Sunday (26th), 2PM-8PM GMT: it’s time to synchronise our efforts and yell norbury with a combined effort, as we can’t do this alone. If you need to make a new twitter just to join in, do it. Don’t use the twitter connected to real life if it makes you uncomfortable (heck, even I made a new twitter to accommodate this more, so I can’t fault you for doing the same). We need as MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. 

Alternatively, if going to twitter makes you uncomfortable, then we need people to get the media involved on this. If you have any connections with people, then please do try and get them to cover this as we need to make as much noise as possible and this is really the only way I can see the BBC paying attention to us. We tried complaining as individuals, now let’s do it as a group - just to see how loudly our voices can carry.

What Is The Shape Of Your Monster? – Get Out and Thought-out Horror

Get out.

No, I’m dead serious. If you haven’t already seen Jordan Peele’s Get Out yet, I need you to do me a massive favor. I need you to bookmark this page, close this page, and absolutely do not read this page— or any other essay or article on Get Out— until you’ve finished watching it.

I’m not just saying this because this essay will contain major spoilers for a movie that is best enjoyed going in knowing as little as possible— I mean, yes, it will— but most of all I just want as many people to see this movie as possible. It is by far the most socially relevant American movie to come out this year, at time of writing, if not one of the most socially relevant pieces of American art of the past decade.

It’s also just a very good movie.

(SPOILERS START NOW)

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Very Weird Prompts

“I came home to find you sitting on the floor with a pizza and whispering to it ‘om nom nom nom deeeelicious’ like the bag from Dora the Explorer, what the fuck, are you okay?”

“You’re my new cellmate and you just offered to help me break out but only if I’ll sing ‘Breaking Free’ from High School Musical with you.”

“I know I just broke into your apartment in the middle of the night but there are some bad people after my special power over alternate universes and I’ve decided to put all my faith on you to save everything.”

“Your grandmother was the best in her field and you’re the only one she ever taught listen I know you don’t want this but we need someone to take the job as soon as possible and you’re our best choice.”

“People faint when my emotions run high I hate this power do you know how many times I’ve tried to explain this.”

“See this dog? Take it, he’s gonna be important.”

“I know you’re royalty, but there are greater things at stake, so put on the freaking gillysuit and follow me.”

“I know what this looks like and I honestly have no explanation as to why this kind gentleman got himself killed by my toe.”

“I need a hairdryer, a fork and a little bit of glue.”

“Ah yes, the endless abyss. The unforgiving darkness in which I will be alone in foreve- Wait who the hell are you?!”

“Alright, so let me get this straight; You’ve been locked down here for what? ….Two weeks?! And you never bothered to yell for help? Not even once?!”

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking. Well…not really, your Captain’s dead, but I can fly a plane! …I think… anyways, please put on your seatbelt, the Bermuda Triangle does NOT kid around haha”

incompatibletype  asked:

How accurate is the "doctor stitches up their own wound" trope, assuming the wound is in a place they can reach and that will not quickly incapacitate them? I mean accurate in the sense that it's possible, not that it's common...

Hey there!

Given the fact that doctors have been known to operate on themselves if the need arises, I don’t see throwing a little suture as being a problem. In fact, many docs keep suture kits at home for themselves and loved ones (don’t tell…. wherever those suture kits came from).

Non-medical people have also been known to suture themselves with fishing line in remote areas. Really the only caveat is that you typically need both hands to throw a stitch.

The biggest issue is using an anesthetic like lidocaine (lignocaine if you’re in the UK and possibly Australia?), which is typically readily available wherever the character acquires the sutures.

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ATTENTION ALL BOSSES!! I NEED YOUR HELP!

Since Jack’s birthday is February 7th I thought we could do a thing as a community called Jacksepticeye Boss Week.
This is going to be a week long event and I want as many people involved as possible!
The event will start February 1st and go everyday until February 7th. Each day will have a topic for you guys to create upon and I will make every effort I can to make sure Jack sees them.
The topics I had in mind are:
Day 1 Feb 1st) The first video you watched of Jack’s
Day 2 Feb 2nd) Your favorite series of Jack’s
Day 3 Feb 3rd) Your favorite slogan, catchphrase or quote of Jack’s
Day 4 Feb 4th) Your favorite thing about Jack himself
Day 5 Feb 5th) How has Jack helped you/ what has he done for you
Day 6 Feb 6th) Show off old creations that Jack may not have seen
Day 7th) A happy birthday post

Keep in mind that while I would like to stay in the frame of these topics I am open to suggestions for better ones.

You can post anything in those topics on the topic day or if you feel you cannot, please send me the post with the day labeled and I will post post it for you and give you full credit.
I’m giving you all a month which hopefully it’s enough time to think and prep so get those creative gears spinning! Anything includes videos, art, gifs, text posts, photos, and pretty much all forms of media. You can share it on any platform with the #JSEBossWeek when the time comes be sure to tag Jack as well! I am so excited to do this and I will be working on stuff myself. If you have any further questions feel free to message me or send me an ask.
Please help me get the word out to the rest of the community but DO NOT TAG JACK IN THE REBLOG OF THIS POST ANYWHERE! It’s a surprise silly :p! Thank you guys!

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Do you ship Destiel?

In this final survey for my study, I will see if there is a possible connection between personality type and whether or not a person ships Destiel.

Notes:

Overal results cannot be viewed by participants.

An email will be required for submission.

This post is in the general supernatural tag on purpose. Please dont attack me.

I NEED your input, regardless of your opinion of the ship. Even if you hate it with a religious passion.

Share this with as many people as possible.

Thank you :)

anonymous asked:

I wish I understood the Taylor Swift narrative that's being pushed right now by Harry. Album lyrics aside, Harry is full on embracing her presence in his promo this week and allowing his recognized, longtime friends to talk about her. Nick Grimshaw R1/ Two Ghosts; Liam in his video interviews talking about MSG, Ed Sheeran & mentioned her being with Harry; Carpool Harryoke and the strong rumor that her song Trouble was sang by him (oh man, the video for that one!) Is this to sell more HS records?

Hi. I’m a little drunk in an Uber so I hope I make some sense and also apologize in advance if I don’t.

The simple answer? Yes. Everything he’s done so far is to sell records. It’s the music BUSINESS. Even if there is a moment when he’s truly 100% himself it’s to sell records.

His promo has been fascinating for me to watch. Because in some respects there have been some AMAZING highs but also some really HUH? Moments.

I really wish they would just trust him. Let his talent and personality shine for themselves. Met the album grow over time rather than quick sales. He’s effortlessly charming, beyond charismatic, and RIDICULOUSLY talented. Like it just hit me this morning that he’s only 23 years old. He has so much more time to learn and grow and perfect his talents as a singer, songwriter, and performer. He’s already this fantastic, imagine how great he’ll be in 5-10 years time.

My biggest issue with Jeff going into things is that he always came across as lazy to me. He was born into the business. And look, I’m sure he’s put some work in. I respect the fact that he’s worked on the agent side of things and learned how that worked rather than just immediately jumping into being the heir to his father’s legacy. But I’m still seeing laziness.

Personally I think there are a few reasons harry is embracing it. First, he’s been told it will help sell more records. While I still stand by for him it’s not about the financial aspect and the money it will bring, I do believe he wants as many people as possible to hear his music. I do think he wants to be taken seriously as an artist. And for that to happen people need to actually listen to his music.

Second, I think it’s a way to keep his private life private. He wants that separation. If people are busy talking about Taylor they won’t be busy asking about Louis.

Finally, and I think this ties into the second part, I think he’s kind of learned to enjoy putting on a character of sorts when it comes to promo. A way to not have to truly be himself. Sure, you get bits and pieces here and there, but Harry Styles™ is not the real Harry Styles and there might be a kind of freedom in there for him.

Anyway. This answer is probably all over the place and I do hope it makes sense. Whiskey makes me use a lot of words.

anonymous asked:

(1/3) Omgggg finally!!! Dom!jimin I don't get why the fandom is so reluctant to see jimin this way?!! He's so obv dom I will cry about this for a ten years! The way he carries himself, so subtly confident yet always on the lookout for Tae.. you can see it in his eyes when he's with Tae, that strict yet gentle (and often fond!!) gaze.. and the way he treats Tae.. I see him as a strict but soft dom..

(2/3) the way he scolds Tae and makes sure he’s well (taking his ipad away from him in bv since he needs to sleep) and he’s so diff when he’s angry.. quick to scold (in a soft voice but it’s so effective!!!) and not afraid to punish when he sees it’s necessary (when he pushed Tae down and punished him in that one bangtan bomb where they were playing hide and seek and Tae cheated) and he’s always making sure Tae gets a chance to speak,

(3/3) and he always defends him when he needs to (the naver broadcast when the boys were dismissing Tae’s song as being popular simply cause it was after the title song, but jimin was comforting him and telling the boys that it was a great song) just omggg!! Fight me on this. Park Jimin: a whole dom. Cry with me please

this whole ask is so beautiful~ i completely agree, it’s a pet peeve of mine that a huge majority of this fandom refuse to see jimin as anything other than a bottom, like opinion is fine but so many people are so stubborn and refuse to even consider the possibility he can top. what’s really annoying about it is that a lot of them base this on completely on looks because he’s ‘smol’ and ‘mochi’ and ‘cute’ but ignore his personality and they way he interacts with the other members. 

he is such a soft dom i want to cry, he treats tae so gently but firmly like when he asked him if he was ready during the cruling thing on run and he loves him so much and always cares for him i am crying an ocean of tears jimin will never not be tae’s soft dom

just a few examples:

bon voyage way a whole blessing

look at jimin instructing tae and holding his hand

Originally posted by stayingmintyfresh

letting him sleep on his shoulder 

Originally posted by pjimin-bts

here’s the moment you were talking about- such a strict dom i love

Originally posted by jinmini

the caption says it all

Originally posted by minblush

he laughs at tae but also ushers him off stage

Originally posted by byeoltan

tae looks so squishy here help me

Originally posted by jimin-bts-trashs

jimin cuddling tae is the softest thing in the universe 

Originally posted by locotaehyung

jimin’s able to carry him so easily im weak-

Originally posted by shinevmin

they’re holding hands just-

Originally posted by aryurureiko

the arm around him TT

Originally posted by princessyerim95

wiping away his tears

Originally posted by shinevmin

DO YALL REMEMBER HOW WORRIED HE WAS WHEN THEY LOST TAE?? 

Originally posted by bwibelle

the way he pets his hair and looks at him my poor heart

Originally posted by busanplayboy

ahaha making sure to subtly cover tae’s exposed shoulder 

Originally posted by luvss-bantan

i see those hands on tae’s waist don’t think you’re so slick jimin

Originally posted by xnomoredreamx

this one just doesn’t need any explanation 

Originally posted by princessyerim95

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Wait so now Mary Lambert also released a song? And it’s so good and bad ass and gay? May is a gift that keeps on giving when it comes to music! 😭 🌈 💖💛💚💙💜 🏳️‍🌈

What being autistic means to me

For me, being autistic means being extreme. There is no way to explain it differently.

I am extremely human.

In many ways, I’m very rational. I rely a lot on my thinking and well, I think a lot. I am extremely interested in getting knew knowledge and in discussions about almost anything I can get extremely opinionated. I am very direct and honest. I speak my mind. I love solving problems which is why I often get extremely involved in them. I can spend hours studying for college – because I love everything I learn so much. Because I like to understand things. I have an extreme eye for details, patterns and logical connections. I am very analytical and I love analyzing – I can focus so perfectly on it that it almost feels like I never think anything else. I am philosophical, I like taking many and different approaches. I rather collect and connect the details myself than see the whole picture. I think extremely often about myself and analyze me and my behavior a lot. I talk to others about it and take their opinions into account. I try to learn about myself and improve through that. I am dedicated to take as many details as possible into account and connect them with each other. And it feels like I’m making progress every day, even if it’s just a little and even though it sometimes might need a few setbacks.

But I can be extremely emotional as well. I am so unbelievably passionate about the things that mean something to me. I can see beauty everywhere, in the strangest places. I can feel deeply. Sometimes, I like people so much because they approach me in the right way. Because of how I can speak to them. I enjoy their presence. But I can get extremely overwhelmed, too. I stress easily and worry a lot – about myself, others and just life in general. Sometimes I feel so strongly that I can’t describe it or even become numb. I love deeply and I love a lot of things. With all my heart. In my honesty, there is often a lot of kindness as well. I can get really involved in music, stories, art and people, even to a point of dedication.

I am extremely sensitive. I hear too many sounds and they are way too loud. Some of them even hurt – like a police siren, or the sound of chairs moving across the floor. And all these noises are tiring. Light blinds me extremely. You can easily scare me or make me jump. I am extremely ticklish. I can be sooo picky about my food, you wouldn’t believe it. And I am very aware of every aspect of my body, even though I can be extremely insensitive to pain. Sometimes it all gets overwhelming – then I often need to either sleep or cry.

For me, being autistic means being extreme. Extremely human.

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When I was little I thought there were so many different ‘types’ of girls. So when I was little I’d always think so myself, which character am I? Which type am I? But girls, and young people in general, need to see the range of possibilities, because not all girls have to be scientists, not all girls have to be tough, you know? It’s cool if they want to be moms or be more shy and vulnerable.

Body Positivity; Mark

Hiii! I love your blog and I love Mark so can you please do body positivity with Mark? Thank you~

Body positivity with Mark pls!!!! LOVE YOUR BLOG BTW !!! ~ @nctifyy 🍑 (i cba to request from my main blog) 💕

  • this is the most important post of the century (actually no this didnt turn out as well as i thought it would but)
  • because so many people stan mark and i just-
  • i need this too
  • i hope this helps y'all in anyway possible!!!
  • this sunshine is my everything i hope he’s (and this post’s) able to cheer you all up whenever you need it
  • let’s go

  • this bun would be confused as to why you were insecure and feeling like that at first

  • probably because in his eyes, you’re nothing but beautiful
  • and it hurts him to see you suffering with your self esteem
  • but fret not, he’d ALWAYS be by your side!
  • no matter how busy he gets or how tired he is, he wont hesitate to help you out as long as he can see you smile and be happy
  • unlike the older members, he wouldn’t say out his thoughts,
  • and would only compliment you from time to time
  • but he shows his love and care for you through his actions
  • because he’s actually really shy and gets super nervous saying sweet and mushy things
  • which is why you often see a dress or cute skirt sitting on the side of your bed,
  • with a small note saying
  • “babe, saw this today and thought that you’d look WONDERFUL in it, hope you like it as much as i love you”
  • and when you thank him after he’s a ball of shyness and is just there blushing like mad while hugging you
  • but sometimes though, he’d compliment you and say things to make you feel better
  • and he says it with that blank expression of his but it seems really sincere
  • “what do you mean? you’re beautiful”
  • “in my eyes you’re great, nothing less than that”
  • and to make you feel even more loved, he loves giving you an assuring smile and a cute thumbs up to cheer you on
  • with that adorable smile of his!!!!
  • just this sight itself could make you feel 10× better so you’re thankful for him
  • every morning he’d send you a “good morning princess”
  • or “how’s my gorgeous princess doing?”
  • knowing him, he isnt very much into skinship
  • but after knowing that it could make you feel better,
  • he tries his best to be more affectionate
  • backhugs are a must!!! and he loves giving backhugs to you
  • he also likes giving you small pecks on the cheek and hands
  • but everytime he does he turns into a tomato which makes it much more adorable so!!
  • this sweetheart actually wrote a whole book of what he loves about you on every single page
  • “i love it when you get excited over seeing me and the others on television, it’s the cutest sight ever”
  • “your smile helps me get through the day, every single day without fail”
  • and he even asked the other members to write in it
  • “hyung’s never been in love with someone this much before. your existence itself is a blessing to him and us tbh… p.s treat me to a meal after you read this im so sweet” -donghyuck
  • “MARK HYUNG’S JAGI!!! you’re really pretty and your laughter is really cute hehe (not as cute as mine though)” -chenle
  • “y/n, you’re really really beautiful and you’re fine just the way you are! we all love you for you, especially mark, (he stares at your pictures every single night before he sleeps) dont think otherwise!” -johnny
  • and he probably has you set as his wallpaper,
  • be it his phone or laptop
  • it’s all you
  • because he’s just so in love with you!!!
  • and all he wants is for you to be contented with yourself and your beautiful body
  • he wants you to see what he sees in you
  • which is why he never gives up on you and is always trying to make you feel better!!
  • and you’re blessed to have him
  • because he’s your world and pillar of support
  • mark loves you!

Originally posted by tadechan

anonymous asked:

Jamie had many talents and interests. What would he be nerdy about in the modern world? How would Claire find out and what does she think?

We Live For Love

Four o’clock found them at a social club in Little Italy. One of the owners also happened to be Claire’s landlord – Jamie had been skeptical when she’d approached the door, but as soon as they entered she’d been welcomed like one of the family.

So now they sat in the back of the main room, watching a group of middle-aged men play cards and smoke cigarettes and speak occasionally to one of the constant stream of younger men who passed through the door, wanting to have a word or lay a fat envelope on the table.

“Good day today,” Jamie said after a while, idly swirling the dregs of his Jack Daniels in the small glass.

Claire sat beside him, so that together they faced the room. She didn’t speak, but he knew she had heard him.

“I knew it would be hard,” she replied after a while. “But after today, I realize just how much I don’t know.”

“That’s OK. You’re new at this. You’re not expected to know everything right away.”

“But if I want to be successful, Jamie – I *have* to know it right away.” She finished her vodka soda and turned to face him, eyes bright with a heady mix of anxiety and alcohol. “I don’t want to be a novelty act – I want to be respected. I want to be admired. I want people to look past the fact that I wear a skirt and see me for who I am.”

Her eyes watered – he couldn’t tell if it was from feeling or from the drinks. Desperately he wanted to reassure her – but she wasn’t a woman to be reassured. She needed to hear the truth, and as often as possible.

“It’ll be damn hard, Claire.” He held her gaze, trying to give her strength. “There aren’t many women like you – Debbie Harry, sure, and Chrissie Hynde. Maybe Patti Smith. But nobody’s doing what you want to. You won’t fit into anyone’s box.”

“I don’t want to,” she whispered. “I never have.”

Had she been any other woman – or girl – he would have laid his hand on top of hers.

But Claire Beauchamp was different. She deserved more. She deserved better.

“Do you trust me?” he whispered. “Do you trust me to help you in whatever way I can?”

“You haven’t steered me wrong yet,” she half-smiled. “And you helped me find my voice. I’ve been looking for it ever since I decided to do this – I knew it was in me, somewhere. But I couldn’t ever really find it.”

Sensing an opening, he waved to get the bartender’s attention, gesturing for another round.

“How long have you been working at this?”

She picked up two peanuts from the dish between them, waiting for their glasses to be cleared away and fresh drinks set on the sticky vinyl tablecloth.

“About a year now. Ever since I decided to divorce my husband.”

Well then. She had opened the door – but he didn’t want to step through it.

Respecting her.

“I’m sorry.” He took a sip of bourbon. “That it didn’t work out with him, I mean.”

“I’m not.” She squeezed the lime wedge into her vodka soda and stirred it with the paper straw. “I married him when I was nineteen. We argued for most of the seven years before I decided it was over. I sang in the church choir, and then in some small clubs. He didn’t like it. I had bigger dreams than he wanted me to have.”

So she was twenty seven. And here he was at twenty three – giving *her* advice.

How to respond when someone tells you something so private? Better to play it safe.

“Why rock music?”

She looked down at the glass held between her hands. “Why not? I’ve already walked away from everything. What do I have to lose?”

The card table exploded in laughter.

Jamie nudged her knee under the table, and waited for her to look up at him.

“What do you want, Claire? What would make you happy?”

She thought a long, long time before answering.

“To prove to myself that I can do it. That I have what it takes. And I’ll never let anyone else tell me what to do, ever again.”

He lifted his glass to softly clink against hers.

“Then I’ll do whatever I can to make that happen, Claire.”

And then she smiled – and his heart stuttered.

“And what about you, Jamie Fraser?” she asked, tipping back her glass. “What would make you happy?”

“To be recognized as a songwriter, not just a guitar player. I can manage things – not just work as a hired hand.”

“I don’t see you as a hired hand,” she said softly. Almost to herself.

“I’m very glad of it, Claire,” he replied, just as softly. Then stood. “Come on. We’ve got a big day tomorrow. May I walk you home?”

Somewhere in the quiet, dark hours of the night, when Jamie stared up at the paint peeling from his ceiling and listened to Ian’s snores across the room and the bum rifling through the bottles on the street below – the melody sprang, fully formed, into his mind.

He tore off his sheets like a madman, dashed to the bathroom, flipped on the light, and hastily scribbled in the small spiral notebook he kept under his pillow.

Yes – a good, solid chord progression. Rhythm guitars supporting a strong solo guitar, deeper notes allowing a beautiful soprano voice to just float to the top of the composition.

Intro – then verse – and soaring chorus – then another verse, another chorus. Then a bridge, and the chorus. Then a fade out.

He sat back on the closed lid of the toilet, finger tracing the chords on the page. Yes – this would be perfect.

The lyrics would come later. But for now, he had a song. A song for her.

Murtagh FitzGibbons arrived at the Bowery rehearsal space around eleven the next morning, not quite sure what to expect from his musical experiment.

After a ten-minute set comprised of three covers – Blondie, Mellencamp, and AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” – it was clear that Claire Beauchamp had found her voice as a bona fide rock and roll singer.

It was time to call up Joe Abernathy at Chrysalis Records.

i need snk season two. i’ve been reblogging variations of the same 10 anime scenes for almost two years now and it is driving me insane. i get it. the world is cruel and also very beautiful. eren and armin want to see the ocean and the outside world. i get it. levi’s squad died and it was sad. i get it. we are so thoroughly out of material it it driving me up a wall. possibly up many walls. maybe even wall maria.

Title: You, Doll, Are Special

@kirahrps​ requested: Hi hi! I see that your requests are open and I’d like to make one :) I have mild cerebral palsy. I can walk but not well. I wonder if you could write a story where Negan genuinely and truly falls for someone with cp? She has more needs than anybody else but she’s also the biggest spitfire and she likes it roooooooouuuuuuggggghhhh (but without devices. That’s too close to torture to me and I can’t). Is this possible? I just feel like so many people desexualize us and would love to see a story that brings the opposite. 

Character(s): Negan and Reader (who has mild cerebral palsy)
Summary: You and Negan finally give in to one another.
Word Count: 3,638
Warning: SMUT! ;-)
Author’s Note: Thank you, @kirahrps for this request! It definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, but I loved every second of it! I sure hope that I did this story justice for you! ALSO, the line “I’ll be your balance” is all credited to you, @kirahrps! Such a good line hehe! Enjoy! :-) 

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Summary: It’s not like you’re hard pressed for cash, but there is that Spring Break trip you need to save up for, so why not grab your best friend and pretend to be a couple for some research study? What could possibly go wrong?

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Girls are frickin hysterical

Today FUNNY GIRL comes out, an anthology of funny stories by girls, for anyone. Here’s the book:

And here’s a photo of the broads who wrote the stories. Image by Amy Ignatow. I’m the one riding the green space narwhal.

And here’s a post I wrote in May 2015 about girls and humor:

Elizabeth Bird (librarian, author, blogger) asked me to contribute to her upcoming anthology FUNNY GIRL. For the announcement, she wanted me to write a sentence or two about being funny and being a girl and a writer or whatever, and yeah, I got carried away. Here’s the stuff I sent her that was obv too long for her announcement article.

While there are moments of humor in my first two books (Goose Girl & Enna Burning), no one would rightly call these comedies. When I was writing Princess Academy, I remember going to NYC for something and having a meeting with my editor and publicist. They’d read an early draft of Princess Academy. They both said, “We’ve been talking about how funny you are in person but how that doesn’t come out in your books. Is there room for humor in this book? Is Miri funny?” And I thought, well, yeah, she is. She would totally use humor to defuse tension. So why hadn’t I written that? The truth is I think I’d bought into the idea that “girls aren’t funny.” I heard that hundreds of times growing up. And again as adults, with regards to movies especially: “women aren’t funny.” I’d swallowed the party line without realizing it. But I was beginning to question it. Are we really not funny? Not as funny as the guys? Or do people assume we’re not so don’t notice when we are? The answer is clearly yes since I’m hysterical.

Ten of my twenty published books could be considered comedies, and yet I’ve never heard myself referred to as a comedic writer. TEN BOOKS. Never been invited on a humor book panel (those are for man writers). And the books that I co-write with my husband (Rapunzel’s Revenge, Princess in Black) people always assume the funny parts are his. Hundreds of times people have pointed out parts that made them laugh and then asked, “Did Dean write that?” And most of the time, I had. Make no mistake, he is very funny and witty and clever. Too.

Here’s a little story. Fifteen years ago when Dean and I were getting married, we made a wedding website. One night at a get together with our old group of friends:

Mike: “Dean, I loved your wedding website. It was really funny. I kept laughing out loud.”
Me: “Well, you know, he built the site but I wrote the content.”
Mike: nods “You typed it?”
Me: “I wrote it.”
Mike: “You typed it up for him?”
Me: “No. I wrote it.”
Mike: “You helped him write it?”
Me: “No, I came up with the words and put them together in sentences and wrote them down.”
He was still so stumped. It took several more exchanges for him to get it. Later he returned.
Mike: “I guess I’ve just always thought of Dean as the writer.”
Me: “I just received my MFA in Creative Writing.”
He returned later yet again.
Mike: “I guess with couples, we’re used to just thinking that one of them is the funny one.”
Me: “You and I were in an improv comedy troupe together.”

Mike is a wonderful human being and open-minded and a feminist and we’re still very close. And believe me, he’s been teased about this mercilessly by all of us for over a decade. But this is how deep the “girls aren’t funny” idea runs. Even when presented with direct evidence, so many people can’t see it! They keep seeing what they’ve been taught to believe.

So why does it matter? Why do kids need to see/hear/read women being funny? And hear adults acknowledging that they are funny? Because stereotypes shut down possibilities. The “class clown” is a boy. The actually truly funny girls in class are just “obnoxious” or “attention-seekers.” Boys who are funny are encouraged, laughed, cheered. Girls who are funny are told to behave, shush, sit down. Comedy is a gift to humanity. How sad and pointless life would be without good laughs. We need to see girls being funny, encourage them to develop their sense of humor, reward them for the cleverness and intelligence it takes to make jokes. They’ll be happier, more fulfilled human beings. And so will we. The more comedy the better!