i should keep cleaning

The first time Auston Matthews met Mike Babcock, it was in the Detroit Red Wings’ coaches office at Joe Louis Arena.


Matthews was 17, playing for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program about 45 minutes west in Ann Arbor. His coach was Don Granato, brother of Tony Granato, assistant to Babcock in Detroit.


The morning of a Red Wings game, Matthews and teammate Matthew Tkachuk came with Don Granato to watch practice and preview life in the NHL. Babcock had seen them play against the University of Michigan, and he told Matthews, “You’re a good player, but you can’t let your talent make up for your work ethic.”


“It’s something that I’ve always remembered,” Matthews said.


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Matthews grew up in Scottsdale, Ariz., and didn’t realize how good he was until he tried out for the NTDP and stood out against the best players of his age group in the United States. It gave him top coaching, top teammates, top competition and experiences like meeting Babcock.


It also gave a glimpse of his personality: humble but confident, calm but competitive, unaffected and unafraid, the kind of person who could play pro hockey in Switzerland at 18, play in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 before his NHL debut and star in Toronto without acting much like a star.


“I really enjoyed my time there, thought I learned a lot, really progressed as a player, as a person,” Matthews said. “Some of my closest friends kind of come from those two years.”


Matthews lived in a suburban subdivision with his billet family: Brian and Heidi Daniels, their sons Cole and Camden, and teammate Luke Opilka. He kept his room clean, brought down his own laundry, made his own breakfast and lunch. One day, the family brought home some mulch. He grabbed a shovel and helped spread it out.


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“I’ve never met a more competitive kid,” said Camden Daniels, now 15. “If he lost, you weren’t going to hear the end of it for a couple days.”


But you wouldn’t hear much about ice hockey.


“Whenever we went out to dinner or anything and some of my friends would be with him … Everyone knew how good he was, and he would just play it off like it was nothing basically,” Camden Daniels said. “You would have never thought he was doing what he was doing.

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more p4 android/anti-shadow weapon fun

When I first joined the studyblr community, I was taken aback with the amount of studyblrs posting photos of their planner and their bullet journal spreads. I’ve only known and been in the fandom side of Tumblr for years, so I found it really cool that there are others who share the same appreciation for keeping things organized and staying productive.

I began to post my own planner spreads and since then, I would receive a lot of messages every day about planners/bullet journals and how to set them up. I decided to create this series to give you an overview of the art of using a planner or a bullet journal (right on time for the new year!) and address if not all, most, of your questions. Hopefully, as we progress through the series, you’ll find that keeping track of your tasks and staying organized isn’t as hard and tiring as it seems!

In this first part of the Plan and Play series, I’ll be covering the basics of planners, bullet journals, and planning in general. So let’s start: a planner and a bullet journal, what’s the difference?

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Ya know what grinds my gears about RWBY

When ‘edgy’ rwde RWBY fans:

- Try and blame the bumbleby shippers for the ‘ship war’ between it and [the other ship involving Blake] that’s apparently ruining the show and the three characters, or vice versa ship wise

Because insinuating it’s all our fault will make us feel guilty and hopefully we will shut up [not likely tho]; the whole thing is just our fault because we want our ship to happen just as much as the other side whom of which are not at fault at all. Like almost a ‘war’ doesn’t take two opposing sides to actually happen? Lmao. Nobody is really at fault, except the people that attack others.

- Use them as a reason to not watch it anymore [even though they 'hate it anyway and the writing is awful omg’]

Since the plot that was probably thought up years ago is being ruined by us, even though it 'sucks anyway because Miles and/or Kerry is/are terrible’ and it’s not like two VAs for two of the characters ship it or anything.

- Say 'they only attack the other ships and only want to focus on their ship at all times’

Because I can remember the amount of times I’ve attacked another person for liking a ship [it’s zero], and most people aren’t dickheads, and we shouldn’t be lumped in with the ones that are because that’s bs generalisation. And we all don’t only focus on bumbleby, but for some of us it’s a really big deal that maybe there’s gonna be gay gals that are on screen, and not just in the last scene of the series [cough LoK]. And I think about the whole show but I like to discuss important things to me i.e the ship.

- Claim 'maybe not all of bb shippers are bad but *proceeds to reason why they’re all bad anyway and/or make the ship suffer for a few bad eggs*’

Cool thanks for contradicting yaself, generalising once again and/or making a perfectly reasonable ship seem like it’s shit because some people are mean about it.

- We’re man haters/unreasonably disliking [or insert anything about $un], since ’$un is amazing’

Some people not liking $un that much as a character ≠ man hating/≠ unreasonable. I don’t like all the characters in a show wow I’m a monster.

- Say 'I’m fine with f/f but *here’s why I will not support it anyway*’

If you’re fine with f/f, you don’t have to mention it if you’re disagreeing with the ship for unrelated reason m8!

- Or my favourite: say “the shippers ruined Blake x Yang and I don’t even want it to happen now”

I don’t even know any of these people irl and now I have to watch some people bash a ship because of some random person’s actions I had no control over. Sounds pretty dumb doesn’t it?

- Possibly more stupid bs that is purely subjective opinion they use to try to justify hating the show/a ship/a character.

Apparently we act/are acting like 'entitled brats’ when we want LGBT etc etc representation in the show that has been said by its creators to have it; and we want it in the bumbleby ship. Because somehow, we are forcing them to do it by supporting it, and therefore making the show a piece of shit.

That we are reaching; since [insert any possible evidence for Blck$un] happened and it’s **proof** they’re going to date and that no other ship has a chance.
(if I thought BB was the only option I wouldn’t be discussing it like I do; anything is possible right now).
Literally nothing is canon or set in stone (I promise I don’t say that as a reason to 'disprove’ the legitimatacy of Blck$un as a possibility).

Because two main characters being interested in each other would //ruin the plot//, even though some of the plot has included Yang (and even $un too) being dragged into Blake’s consequences of her past.

And especially, that we are solely responsible for the drama because we are all crazy or just seeing what we want to see.

Because that isn’t exactly what everyone does when they want a ship to happen…?

Let’s be clear:
This goes both ways for anyone who goes around hating (yet some of the reasons would differ).

Going around attacking someone for liking a ship is ludicrous. Spreading hate about a ship is too.

I endeavour to never do that and have been successful. It’s not difficult.
I stay in my tag and all that tumblr shit; I stick to being positive and not including *why another ship won’t happen* as a reason to justify my favourite ship.

Using another ship as a reason to disprove something makes no sense because nobody is correct at this point, we’ve got equal chance of getting what we each want. In the end some of us may end up disappointed, but that’s not happening right now so why can’t we just be civil?

Why should Blck$un shippers suffer because of other shippers? They shouldn’t.
Why should bee shippers suffer because of other shippers? We shouldn’t.

Seriously, any normal person in any ship camp wouldn’t agree with being rude or mean to other people over a ship, or attacking somebody for having different tastes.

Most importantly to me; why should the chance of Bumbleby happening be damaged or suffer, just because a few people are disgruntled because of some assholes that NONE of us sane people agree with?

Don’t let anybody tell you what to ship. Decide for yourself and be positive about it, aim for support and *that’s it*.

Stop the negativity, please.

When you should be doing something but end up doing everything else but that...

People tell me that my body is not mine to begin with.
My arms and my legs and my fingers and my breasts ans my thighs and my face become impure if i let too many men touch me.

They’ll tell me that my body is a garden of roses and carnations and beautiful petunias. It grows fresh, moist grass that smells like the onset of spring and if you step on it you can actually hear the crisp crunching sound of fallen leaves, thick and heavy with autumn.

But if i let too many men fuck me, my flowers die and the grass rots to heaps of stinking waste.

If i let somebody into this wonderland my appeasing power reduces because then i have been used.

I should be ‘careful’ with who i let inside because my body is not mine to begin with.
My body is a favour that has been bestowed upon me and i should work to keep it clean and pure and virtuous.

The choices i make pertaining to my body make me a slut. A whore. A harlot. Desperate.
Well, guess what? I agree.
I am desperate for the touch of a boy.
Not because i am a slut. But because it makes me feel that i am still allowed to feel and touch and watch and taste whatever the fuck i want to feel and touch and watch and taste.

It reminds me that my body is my dictatorship. And not a democracy that takes rules from my parents and the government and my partner. Not a mythical creature to add inhumane expectations on to. Not a showpiece. Or a secret. Or a stereotype.


It’s just where i dwell. It belongs to me. Let it stay that way, please.

—  What if i choose ‘impure’? || esha
Sleepover: Nayeon Smut

Originally posted by kimnatozaki

Based off this request

Pairing: Nayeon x Reader

Word Count: 2469

Content: This is kind of based on the song Sleepover by Hayley Kiyoko but happier. So having a sleepover with Nayeon and you both admit to having a crush on each other and mess around. You both are inexperienced so it moves pretty slowly and it’s pretty vanilla.

Written By: Bambi

Authors Note: Sorry this took so long but I hope you all enjoy it! 


  You and Nayeon were friends. Admittedly, not the closest between your group of friends but friends nonetheless. It wasn’t like you two didn’t like each other. Nayeon was pretty, smart, funny and generally just a fun person to be around so it wasn’t as if you liked her any less. The problem was more about you liking her a little too much. So you avoided being alone with her because you didn’t want to do anything stupid or say something wrong to the girl that made a fire flare in your cheeks and butterflies flutter in your stomach.

But today you two were going to be alone. It was suppose to be a girls night with you, Nayeon, Sana, and Mina but the other two girls had texted the morning of saying that they both had mono and would be staying at home. Mina quickly said that it was from sharing lip gloss and Sana had sent a short lol in reply to that.

Nayeon said that she didn’t care and would still be coming because you guys never hung out alone and it’d be cool to get closer to you. Just the idea of being alone with Nayeon made your heart thump. And now her sitting across from you on your bed, eyes looking directly into yours and a smile on her face really made your heart race.

“Never have I ever…” Nayeon trailed off, thinking about what’d she say next for a moment. “Should I keep it clean or just drive in?” She asked, shooting a look your way.

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anonymous asked:

petition for kyra to call out the reposters pls even if secretly

okay, soooooooooo i just made a list, and i can already tell you that these won’t be all obviously, but at least some which you should keep clean off. also, i saw some saying that they “give credit to the owner”, but i hope y’all realize that they never indicate which “owner” it is and neither do they ASK if they can repost, so. that’s not what we call crediting, lmao

our-kpopreact, taelatte, jkookisdaddy, amsimaria, jungkooksfortunekookies, bangtanboysloves and exosexofbts  are all reposters :/// so maybe try and keep clean of those, don’t reblog, nor support them and block them (especially if you are a content creator). feel free to add some if you know any others.

Sunday morning

Part of the Still I Fall series 

She tilted her head to the side, smiling.”  How much?”

“A whole goddamn lot, Christ,” he whispered, pulling her in for a minty kiss. She leaned into him, selfishly taking whatever she wanted. Niall eagerly chased the kiss, hand sliding down her back to squeeze her bum. It didn’t fail to make her laugh. 

Can you tell me how much you love me without swearing?” Zelle asked when she pulled away. She rinsed her toothbrush and placed it back into its rightful place, a cup beside the hand soap.  

“Impossible,” he shook his head. Zelle gave him a quirky smile and pulled her t-shirt over her head. Niall’s mouth watered.  

On the rare occasion that Niall woke up before Zelle, he felt smug about it. A Saturday night in- which wasn’t often, they tumbled into bed early and stayed up until Zelle couldn’t keep her eyes open any longer.

She was sleeping soundly beside him, nose buried in the pillow. Niall, for the life of him couldn’t understand how she slept like that. It was another one of those things that made his heart flutter with love.

Niall ran his hands through his messy hair and contemplated getting out of bed to shower or maybe breakfast in bed for his favorite woman. His thoughts were cut short when Zelle rolled over, bleary eyed and smiling. 

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anonymous asked:

You are my absolute favorite pynch author! Your writing is beautiful. Do you have any fic recs by any chance? Ive read all of your fics already and was wondering if you had any you enjoyed!

Thank you, anon! That is very sweet of you to say. And oh gosh, I have SO MANY FICS that I enjoy! So many more than would be feasible to put in a post. So this is a very short, incomplete list of things you could read. You know, compared to the much longer list I send to friends after they read the books. (And the entirely other list I was working on for @battlestarbean. I didn’t forget you! I’m bad at life! Also behind on the Pynch AO3 tag by like, three pages!) Er, I’ve tagged Tumblr names where I knew/could find them.

Anyway, fics!

  • with grateful arms by @deadnoahs: OT5, T, Noah can feel it when they touch his bones. 
  • let’s get together before we get much older by @raetxt: Adam/Ronan, Blue/Gansey, M, College AU where Ronan and Blue come to visit and Adam and Ronan dance and stop dancing around things. Bonus pretties by @cloven.
  • The Gates of Horn by ariadnes_string: Ronan-centric,G, THIS FIC IS MY JAMMEST OF JAMS. Ronan coming to terms with himself in the wake of his father’s death and getting his tattoo and hanging out with the artist at the beach. Like, I cannot tell you how great it felt to find this and read it. It feels like it was built for me. I want to send this author flowers. 
  • Wonderterror Weekend by @nimmieamee: Adam/Ronan, E, As it says on the tin -  Adam Parrish gets Saturday off and spends the day falling in love with Ronan Lynch. I have a lot of feelings about lots of little pieces of this, but mainly about the boots.
  • no need for goodbyes by @miruak: Adam/Ronan, M, Another college AU. Whatever, I’m easy for college AUs. Ronan visits Adam at school, they look at art and get reacquainted with each other.
  • Keeps Me From Unravelling by @greywarenmagic: Adam/Ronan, NR, Adam knits, Ronan is jealous, there’s a hideous sweater. My heart broke within the first couple of paragraphs (Adam’s childhood rather reliably renders me a mess), but it grew back by the end. 
  • Room to Grow by traincat: Adam/Ronan, T, Adam and Ronan take care of an egg for some sort of family planning unit and it hatches into a dragon. I giggle and clap with glee on the train.
  • Things That Go Bump In The Night by @genderhexe: Gangsey fic, T, The gang get caught in a haunted house and, as Sequoia says -  The real ghosts are the friends we made along the way! Look, I’m obviously biased, because we discussed some of this when they visited Boston, but it is 100% delightful and you should read it. See also: The Trans!Ronan series
  • we’ll keep tattoos for homes by @aaronminyards: ALL of the relationships, T, Adam, Blue, and Gansey run a tattoo shop and Noah and Ronan open a flower shop across the street. Okay. OKAY. I very purposefully wasn’t putting WIPs on this list, but look, the third chapter of this gave me Too Many Feelings about identity and basically I just need other people to cry over all of it. 

Also, maybe in general read all the things by @knightsren (x), @excelsors (x), and @nimmieamee (x). Just, you know, if you have time.

And like I said, there’s a ton more really great stuff out there not reflected here, but if I linked you out to every TRC fic I loved we’d both be here all weekend and I have important Galentine’s things to deal with! So consider that a starter pack. Happy reading!

heres a list of how to avoid every mistake ive ever made in college (mental health heavy)

also before anyone says some fucking “we cant all be neurotypical brenda” shit: im not fucking neurotypical you absolute ass im just trying to help people and give them advice from my personal experience

  • talk to your doctor before you move to a campus. i should have been medicated when i went and absolutely was not. it was a factor in my downfall i think. not the biggest one, but i dont think id be in my situation now if i had done this beforehand.
  • please god make yourself do something you think youd enjoy. i had the absolute worst depressive episode of my life basically from september 2014-feburary 2015 because of this. if it sounds enjoyable go! dont debate it! you will only regret it later! but also: keep your personal comfort in mind. if your friend suggests something and youre not feeling it let them know. youre not a bad person for not doing it and youre not letting anyone down by putting your comfort first here.

  • talk to people in class. even if its just saying “hi” when they sit down. i, to this day, dont do that and i literally want to die. a simple hello on the first day could lead to a new friendship or two. and study groups. very important.

  • if its your first semester: you definitely will not be making all As. and thats ok. ive talked to many professors about this in many different fields of study. theyve all told me that even they didnt have a perfect first semester. most if not all college freshmen will have a terrible gpa. its fine. youre in a new environment, experiencing new things and new people. youre getting a culture shock. you wont be perfect at everything there.

  • this doesnt mean youre not smart and capable because you are, so dont let that get you into that mindset

  • UTILIZE ON CAMPUS COUNSELING. PLEASE IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE DO IT!
  • THIS GOES FOR PROFESSORS TOO. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR FIND YOURSELF HAVING ANY PROBLEMS: TALK TO THEM. THEY WILL DEFINITELY UNDERSTAND.

  • the biggest thing i did all semester that made me feel extremely accomplished was how much i like. deep cleaned my dorm. so i mean if you have time keep that shit clean. i mean you should be doing that anyway because its your living space but also: ra checks.

  • speaking of ra checks: if you have anything youre not supposed to (big for me was my lighter; no candles in my dorm + we couldnt have lighters out) put it in your desk, dresser, closed box, anything that closes basically. they cant actually go through your things just check out the surface really. and its pretty much just a quick once-over.

  • PLEASE MAKE SURE WHERE YOURE HANGING OUT DOESNT HAVE A NO TRESPASSING SIGN

Guys

Last night I had a weird dream and it’s really funny (or it was to me). Lemme tell you about it. Just skip this if you aren’t into hearing about people’s dreams, but I have really intricate ones with plots and zombies.

Ok so for some reason, T/rump was after me, like he wanted to arrest me? I don’t know why, but anyway I was part of some tour group and I was trying to blend in with them to get away from him. At some point I realized I couldn’t get away, so I decided to pretend to be Eastern European and so I had a fake accent and acted like English wasn’t my first language. Because I figured then he wouldn’t want to deal with me. But he kept hanging around! So I was like, well, I should keep busy, I’m gonna clean this room I am in to show that I am a Hard Worker, he’ll like that. And he was quite suspicious, like “who is this person with long dark hair and the accent? You look a lot like Leslie”. And I was like, “oh, no, sir, that is my cousin”. And then he said, “you look like a Hard Worker, let’s get you a job in service at a bagel shop”. And I said ok.

*fin*

doodlingcubes  asked:

hello! i really really enjoy your blog, and i was hoping you could answer a question i've been wondering about for about a week or so now. i bought a little jar of fire opals at a market a week ago, and it came in this water-oil sort of substance(i don't know what it is, but it smells kinda bad). i've been wondering if i need to keep them in there, or if i can take them out? the liquid they're in is kinda dirty, i think, so if i need to keep them in there, should i clean and replace it? thanks!

So i’m not sure what your opal are in, but there is a myth that opals need to be soaked in water to prevent cracking, but opal is non-porous and therefore impervious - it cannot soak up water, oil, or anything else. The water content in an opal is determined during the formation of the stone, with water molecules locked into tiny voids within the opal’s crystalline silicon structure. Soaking your opal in water will do nothing to increase the life of your opal. However, wetting an already cracked stone will temporarily hide the fault, a fact which may have contributed to prolonging this myth. .

So i think you should be fine to just take them out! enjoy them (and send them some photos!)

I hope this helps!

Okay, so Percy would be annoyed if he got dragged into it, but Annabeth, like, she must just be going, “Honestly, if it wasn’t for me the world would have gone to hell, like, first with Kronos/Luke and Percy, then on the Argo, and now Magnus too? I might as well just help the gods stop making bad decisions too.”