i speak according to the book

Sir

Group/Member: BTS/Jungkook

Words: 978

Genre: Full on smut, do not read if you are pure, dom!Jungkook, teacher!Jungkook, student!reader

Summary: Y/N gets caught talking in class

Request: anonymous

A/N: The 2nd smut I’ve written that was requested rather than me just adding it in because I felt like it! I hope you enjoy, and don’t hesitate to tell me if I need to fix anything! ~Admin Unnie

Originally posted by purelyjimin

“Why is he so attractive?” I turn to look at my best friend who was looking at our college professor. Now he wasn’t the typical, old professor. He’s working part time with the school while he goes through grad school, so he’s very close to our age. So it’s not weird that she’s ogling him.

“Why aren’t you paying attention in class?” I ask her. “Is your plan to fail this class so you have to take it again next semester?”

“Yes.” She says, no hint of a joke on her face.

“What if he’s not teaching this class next semester?”

“Ms. Y/L/N! Why are you talking during my class?” I look up and meet Mr. Jeon’s gaze. “Well, according to the clock, it’s time for you guys to go anyway. Ms. Y/L/N, if you could stay after class so I can speak with you.”

I took my time putting my books away as my classmates rushed to leave. “You are so lucky to get to stay after with him. I’m so envious.” My best friend says as she left the room.

“Care to explain why you were talking during my class?” Mr. Jeon asks as I walked up to his desk.

“I was answering y/bf/n’s question, sir.” I answer as I lean against the wooden surface.

“And may I ask what was so important that you had to answer it right then?”

“She wanted to know why you were so attractive.” I say, not bothering to lie or beat around the bush.

“And what did you tell her?” He asks while smirking at me, leaning closer.

“Well I definitely didn’t tell her why I find you attractive.” I look up at him innocently.

He smirks again and walks over to the door. “It’s a very good thing neither you nor I have a class right now.”

“And why is that?” I ask just as he turns the lock.

“Because I believe a punishment is in order.” That’s right, I’m fucking my professor.

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UPDATED 3.0 with MORE PROOF:“I’ll come back for you, sweetheart” - Who Said It and When?

I know I already posted a couple of pages of the TFA novel, but I want to focus on the following facts:

  • That the lines “Stay here. I’ll come back for you.” and “I’ll come back, sweetheart. I promise.” were spoken NOT in Jakku, but in a snowy forest, presumably Starkiller Base, and spoken by a voice that was CALM, KIND and EERILY familiar, from BEHIND Rey
  • That Rey then TURNED AROUND and searched for the source of the voice, and ended up running into Kylo Ren

So this got me thinking, and I might be doing a bit of reaching here, that the voice was not a member of her family. But rather, it was KYLO REN.

She heard a voice speak those words behind her. She turns around and finds Kylo Ren.

POINTS TO PONDER:

UPDATED: Pablo Hidalgo himself has said that the line was spoken by a MAN’S VOICE. Note that he mentioned a MAN, not a boy.

You can read the twitter post here. Read his interactions with other users there as well, it’s pretty interesting. 

Also, the use of the term ‘sweetheart’. While this is not uncommon, it’s a term Han often used on his wife Leia, and it could be something that Ben/Kylo picked up on.

Now, while it can be taken as more evidence of Ben Solo being the one or at least one of the people who left Rey in Jakku (and I do have a theory about it which is my current favorite theory), what if this wasn’t a vision of the past?

Remember that the Force Vision Rey saw is a mixture of several different things: past, present and future events.

So what if Kylo Ren actually speaks those words to her, not in the past, but in the far future? Perhaps by the end of Episode VIII or even sometime in Episode IX? 

Much as I still love the idea of Ben leaving her in Jakku and saying those words, I’m seeing that there’s a lot more sense for these words to be spoken in the future and why they weren’t included in the movie’s Force vision.

In that same twitter exchange with Pablo H. about the voice in Rey’s vision, one user pointed out that it couldn’t have been any of Rey’s family, because according to the book “Rey’s Story”, she has no memory of her family. She does however have a memory of Kylo Ren’s voice especially after her encounters with him in Starkiller Base. One particular passage strikes a chord:

This is the same book, the junior novelization, in which Kylo’s voice was soft, described as though he cared. In the force vision, the man’s voice was described again as calm, kind, eerily familiar. I just can’t help but make the connection.

Now I’m having a head canon wherein there’s one dangerous mission or another, or they’re infiltrating Snoke’s castle or whatever, then Kylo turns to Rey and says “Stay here. I’ll come back for you.” Her eyes widen as she remembers him speaking those words in her Force vision, and she starts to protest, but he kisses her silent, pulls back and says, “I’ll come back, sweetheart. I promise.”

*is dead*

UPDATE: 06/25/16

I just recently did a follow up video for this theory due to recent information that has been brought to my attention by @ mrsariayoureakiller

If you haven’t seen the previous theory, please click on the link in the video above. In a nutshell, that theory posits that the voice which said “Stay here. I’ll come back for you.” and “I’ll come back sweetheart, I promise.” was either Ben Solo in the past after leaving Rey in Jakku, or it is a future event, in which Kylo Ren will say that to Rey perhaps during a mission to infiltrate Snoke’s castle. Again, I highly encourage you to check out that theory so you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, mrsariayoureakiller has brought up further proof that may drive home the fact that it will definitely be Kylo Ren who will be saying these two lines to Rey in the future. The proof is found in both the Junior and Adult Novelization.

Here is the passage from page 35 of the junior novelization:

Stay here. I’ll come back for you, sweetheart. I promise.

“Yes, I’m here, I’m here!” Rey shouted. Her eyes popped open and she looked around the walker. BB-8’s dome lights glowed on low illumination. The doors were shut. Nothing in her home was out of place.

As always, there was no figure to the voice.

She’d been haunted by a dream. Or a nightmare. At this point in her life, she couldn’t decide what it was. All she knew was the voice came and went as it pleased, sometimes staying absent for months. But when she least expected it, the voice would return, never leaving her alone permanently. Never.

Now let’s compare it to page 178 of the adult novelization:

Turning to run in the other direction, she caught herself just in time as a shuttle touched down nearby. Without the slightest hesitation, the cloaked figure of Kylo Ren emerged and strode forward to join the battle. A stunned Rey could only track him with her eyes. She had seen this man before, in a daydream. In a nightmare.

In regards to the novels, Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm group has already stated that the printed materials like the junior and adult novelization are considered canon, with some scenes available only in one or the other. With these two being canon, it is very interesting that Kylo Ren is described in much the same way as the voice that had been haunting Rey both in dreams and in nightmares.

Again, I highly encourage you to check out the first theory I put out for this one, as well as my other theory, which posits that Rey was left in Jakku by both Ben and Luke. Any initial questions you may have should be answered in those two videos. 

Thanks again to @mrsariayoureakiller for bringing this awesome tidbit to my attention because it’s an intersting addition to the mounting evidence that the lives of Kylo Ren and Rey are far more intertwined than we realize.

Sentence Meme: 102 Jack O’Neill Quotes

Some will be more easily applicable than others.

  • Unless he can survive a tactical nuclear warhead blown up in his face, positive.
  • Permission to beat the crap out of this man?
  • Oh, I adore you already.
  • Well i’m going to end up there some day, might as well check out the place
  • Never run with scissors.
  • I’ll tell you what. You look around and I’ll tell you if you’re getting warmer or colder, alright?
  • Talk about falling upwards.
  • Hey, come on! That salsa’s still good!
  • You know… I’d like to take this opportunity to say… that this is a very poorly designed bomb and I think we should say something to somebody when we get back.
  • If someone comes in here, you just bite him in the hand.
  • Yeah. Moonshine. As in booze. What are you teaching these kids?
  • Though a candle burn’s in my house no one’s home.
  • Dogs are my favourite people.
  • Yeah. I’m so proud.
  • It’s all fun and games ‘til someone breaks a nail.
  • There’s still something about you that puts me off my food.
  • Of course i dare mock you.
  • I could NEVER relive that again! Could you?
  • That’s gotta be a record.
  • Hot chocolate? Are you kidding?
  • And that information could save your life one day.
  • Well, they say the first one’s always the hardest.
  • I ask you… What could possibly be in my eye that would explain this?
  • Ah…yes…it all makes sense now!
  • But in the unlikely event you don’t fail miserably, you’re fired.
  • Something exploded.
  • For the record, I don’t care.
  • …I care
  • That just has a nice ring to it.
  • It’s my side arm, I swear!
  • Now see, I assume we still speak the same language, mostly.
  • Well I like to close my eyes and think of England.
  • It’s about flocking and togetherness.
  • I see you’re on that famous beer and mustard diet.
  • You’d think getting blasted out of orbit would have slowed the guy down.
  • For cryin’ out loud!
  • Well I was planning to retire, but man is that overrated.
  • Don’t judge a book by its cover.
  • No, but he plays one on T.V.
  • Holy Frozen Bad-guys!
  • Well I certainly understand what you’re talking about.
  • According to my calculations we are roughly in the middle of nowhere. Give or take.
  • Well, you know, it’s not like we don’t have everything totally under control here…
  • Damn… that was close!
  • I hope you diplomatically told him where to shove it.
  • Oh, I’ve already begun. This is the infamous tuna torture.
  • What? Meet my maker? Pay the piper? Reach the pearly gates? Start pushin’ up daisies here and there?
  • I’ve found that sticking your fingers in your ears and humming loudly solves a whole slew of problems.
  •  What could I possibly say after that? Back at ya.
  • Yeah, is that cinnamon?
  • Well, spank me rosy.
  • Apparently all desserts on base are in grave danger.
  • Oh, there’s not a chance in hell.
  • I forgot to tape the Simpsons!
  • Where’s the fanfare?
  • Hey, if you’d been listening, you’d know that Nintendos pass through everything.
  • What, you’re suddenly stumped?
  • He’s lost a few pounds…
  • Yes, you are what you eat.
  • You’re a friend of mine. Last year, you died.
  • Do you people practice being vague?
  • I’m gonna go eat some cake.
  • Somebody’s gotta teach that guy how to die.
  • ..and yet honesty IS the best policy.
  • Over my rotting corpse.
  • Well you do have a penchant for pulling brilliant ideas out of your butt - head. Out of your head, when we need them.
  • You and I are the only ones here. Trust me, the only thing you have to be afraid of around here is me.
  • All I’m sayin’, just for the record, this is the wackiest plan we’ve ever come up with.
  • I’ve seen this movie. It hits Paris.
  • I only understand about one percent of what she says half the time.
  • I would never say anything like that.
  • That is just wrong on so many levels..
  • Have you ever TRIED to find the bathroom in a pyramid?
  • If I have to say ‘what’ one more time, heads are gonna roll!
  • I think you suffered enough. Hell, I even got to shoot you.
  • Where I come from that’s called beatin’ the crap out of each other.
  • Y'know, I’ve already done that 'freezing to death’ thing, and it’s just not as enjoyable as it sounds.
  • Well, fancy that. We’re famous.
  • Qu'est-ce que c'est?
  • Sex, drugs, and rock and roll?
  • So it’s possible there’s an alternate version of myself out there that actually understands what the hell you’re talkin’ about?
  • I can be as diplomatic and open-minded as anyone.
  • I’m still pretty sure I’ll say: 'Bite Me’.
  • We came to Earth to hide among your people a long, long time ago.
  • You may have come to the right place.
  • Wasn’t I just killed? Killed as in… dead? Well, this is a surprise then.
  • She, uh, she tried to seduce me…
  • Hey! I’ll tell you what’s wrong. I just woke up, haven’t had coffee, let alone a pee in seven days…
  • I pride myself on my deductive reasoning skills.
  • You know me, I’m a huge fan of subtlety, but that’s downright encrypted!
  • You want sarcasm? Nice to meet you.
  • He really didn’t say anything but I could tell he was opposed to my actions by the way he cocked his head and sort of raised his eyebrow.
  • No one will know. We won’t tell.
  • Never, in the history of boredom, has anyone been as bored as I am, right now.
  • You ended a sentence with a preposition, bastard!
  • And? But? So? Therefore?
  • Which brings to mind an obvious question: How could you marry such a loser?
  • Actually, that overwhelming desire to shoot you has come back.
  • Oh, I’m [name], all right. That’s the one thing in this conversation I’m sure of.
  • You’re like, what… 140?
  • No, my leg’s definitely broken.
  • If I ever get the urge to help anybody again, feel free to give me a swift kick.
Turtle mission

anon ask: can I request your again Emma’s kid and you have major social anxiety and only talk with your close family. You kept it a secret for awhile but eventually your mother finds out and helps you get out of your shell

WARNING: MENTION OF SOCIAL ANXIETY , MENTION OF PANIC ATTACK

this end up being a little about Bella x reader , sorry I couldn’t help it , I just thought that it was cute <3



“Hey, kid!” Your mother Emma, came to your room with a box on her hands. “I bought some donuts! Thought it may cheer you up” She said, giving you a little smile and a kiss on your forehead. She had been so sweet and patience with you these few days, all since you told her about your problem. Social Anxiety.


“Come on Y/N, it’s going to be fun!” for the 10th time, your mother was trying to convince you to go to this party, and parties involve talking and interacting with a lot of people that you don’t know, and that’s something you can do without being the idiot self that you are. Every time you started talking to someone you just want to run away, you blush, you stutter, you want to die right there or just tell the person to fuck off and leave you alone in your beautiful personal bubble, and lets not talk about the zoo that habits in your stomach, or when you start to loose your oxygen, that’s when you run away from the situation really fast. This are little symptoms that you mother or brother don’t see, cause they are too busy fighting against magic things according to save Storybrook, and you? Well, you are in the library, hiding from anyone that’s not your family, you feel safe there. Bella sometimes tries to make some conversation, but she had taken the conclusion that you’re too shy to speak, so she leaves a few notes here and there recommending you new books to read, and even though you wanted to thank her for that kind gesture you couldn’t formulate a single word.

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Bookmas Series: 13th December 2016
A review by Emily Pite


Through the Language Glass - Guy Deutscher (Non-Fiction)

Rating: 8/10

The book begins by discussing the issue of colour and how the writer Homer saw the sea as “wine dark” and sheep with “violet wool”, this intriguing observation of colour in Ancient Greece is presented by Guy Deutscher as he explains William Gladstone’s argument (the politician and a linguist on the side) that our ability to see colour has developed from a limited palette. Deutscher explains why there is such a difference in colour then compared to now (spoiler alert: it’s not because our sight got better). Deutscher poses three main questions in his book: Does language reflect the culture of a society? Do we perceive the world different because of our first language? And can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts?

I enjoyed the book as it posed interesting questions and made me consider certainties that I had always presumed to be evident. With easy to follow explanations of topics that would otherwise only make sense to a linguist this book gives full answers with examples of languages from French to Higi (a language where there is no reference to time). However the book is frustrating as the questions posed are enticing but he mocks the theories that suggest the world changes according to what language you speak even though the title suggests there may be an explanation within the book as to why it ‘Looks Different in Other Languages’.

anonymous asked:

gonna need to hear Accent Rant Part II: Featuring** Draco Malfoy (**STARRING)

ACCENT RANT PART II: DRACO MALFOY AND OTHER ASSORTED UPPER CLASS TWITS OF THE YEAR 

so you know whenever you watch a film set in England any time between the 1880s and the 1930s there’s always that one posh cock who says something rude and classist and demoralising to The Hero™ while wearing a dinner jacket and everyone TITTERS into their champagne flutes and you know, as you stare murderously at his perfectly parted hair, that he’s going to get his Comeuppance SOMEHOW, even if you have to drag YOURSELF through the celluloid to PUNCH HIM ON HIS ARISTOCRATIC NOSE?

Draco Malfoy sounds like that guy. 

just for example: Benedict ‘bite it… you have to bite it’ Cumberbatch in Atonement, Rupert Everett in pretty much anything, Jude Law as Bosie in Wilde, Achievable Goals Please Jeff in Pride, the classically handsome but predictable shitty one in Kingsman: The Secret Service, Colin Firth in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice (some of these examples don’t fit the bill re: horrid rich dude in a movie, but all of them fit the bill re: horrid rich accent in a movie, so whatever, sorry about it, Colin), every single person in The Riot Club, Jason Isaacs in Peter Pan, JASON ISAACS IN HARRY POTTER, which I will bring up again IN A JIFFY, any Conservative politician in any film – not to mention a great swathe of Tory politicians in real life, but ESPECIALLY Boris Johnson. 

actually, Boris Johnson is probably the best example, mainly for entertaining Parallel Life reasons (PLUS someone actually wrote him as Draco’s uncle/Minister for Magic in a fic once, which I would have found absolutely hilarious if I hadn’t read it the week after Brexit) – him or David Cameron, though I do like to think that Draco Malfoy is more of an Alarmingly Blond, Deceptively Intelligent Career Politician Cultivates Reputation As Eccentric sort of person than a Fucks Dead Pig Mouths sort of person, but then Boris Johnson is at least partly responsible for Brexit, so which is worse, really?

A N Y W A Y, if Draco Malfoy wasn’t a wizard, he’d have gone to Eton, gone to Oxbridge, and then taken up his father’s seat in the House of Lords because you can fucking bet the Muggle Malfoys would be hereditary peers or whatever. he would have only shown up for the votes on, like, rich people taxes, and spent the rest of his time as a member of the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland fucking about and driving all the Lib Dems absolutely crackers.*

*can I just say right now that my political knowledge is extremely lacking, so if this paragraph reads like gobbledegook that’s because it probs is. 

in fact, all the shit I said about Justin Finch-Fletchley’s non-magic AU life? that would be Draco Malfoy’s non-magic AU life, except, unlike Justin, the magical version of Draco Malfoy’s life doesn’t have him ironically located at the bottom of the wizarding and wizard high school hierarchy. Draco Malfoy is the direct wizarding equivalent of Justin Finch-Fletchley’s non-magic AU life. like, canonically. the Malfoys are so rich they don’t work, they have a big, old mansion in Wiltshire, they’re OBSESSED with their own ancestry, and Lucius Malfoy throws money at the government and subsequently has the Minister’s ear despite a) not working at the Ministry, b) having little-to-no background in politics at all, and c) being a pretty much proven baddy. 

and, I mean, if Draco Malfoy isn’t the sort of person who would join a prestigious university drinking club whose Join Our Prestigious University Drinking Club hazing involves burning a £50 note in front of a homeless person, then who would? The Bullingdon Club is basically Young Death Eaters Assoc. (for the record, Draco is the one who’d write the tell-all memoir years later when all his old club chums are in positions of power in the government, Theodore Nott would be the one who rattled a dead pig and then became Prime Minister. I would also like to issue an apology for ever implying that Justin Finch-Fletchley would stoop so low as to shag deceased livestock. he seems like a nice enough chap.) 

anyway. Draco Malfoy is these levels of posh, is what I’m saying. Eton-Oxbridge-Westminster posh. Monty Python’s Upper Class Twit of the Year posh. ALSO, all of this + unnaturally blond hair Draco Malfoy is Magic Boris Johnson. (or maybe Lucius Malfoy is Magic Boris Johnson, in which case Voldemort is Nigel Farage and the war is Brexit. I’m living an AU where Harry decided to stay dead and Voldemort won. ha ha.) 

so yes, posh voice like Boris Johnson.

which begs the question: in a film series in which a good 90% of the characters speak Received Pronunciation English with a Definitive Upper Class Lilt regardless of how they should sound according to the book or, like, the laws of school catchment areas, WHY does DRACO MALFOY not sound POSH ENOUGH? HOW DID THEY MANAGE TO DROP THE BALL ON THIS??? why does Hermione Granger, muggleborn daughter of – I assume – middle class dentists, sound like the fourth Crawley sister, while Draco ‘my father bought seven state-of-the-art, outrageously expensive broomsticks just so I, a 12-year-old, would be accepted onto my school house team’ Malfoy sounds like he’s hanging out in the food court of the Croydon Ikea?

don’t get me wrong, I love Tom Felton. Young Me was utterly enamoured by the slicked back hair and the smirking, and he will always have a place in my heart for being so delighted by Drarry and taking the Lauren Lopez thing so fantastically and for reblogging that gay wizard app tweet. BUT DRACO MALFOY ISN’T POSH ENOUGH. NONE OF THE YOUNG SLYTHERIN DEATH EATER SPAWN, I.E. FUTURE BULLINGDON CLUB WANKERS, ARE POSH ENOUGH. IT IS INCENSING. (I have theories about why, and by ‘theories’ I mean one single theory which is absolutely correct, to do with accent and class and stereotyping and blah blah not Harry Potter-related things blah.) 

at least they managed it for Lucius. Jason Isaac’s intense, hissy poshness gives me LIFE. every time he says anything CUTTING (or what is considered cutting by these PG films) I’m low key like ‘…yesss.’ there’s no way that a snakes-head-cane-concealing-weapon-wielding, ponytailed, hanging-out-at-Downing-Street-whispering-things-to-the-PM-even-though-I’m-independently-wealthy-and-have-no-business-here MOTHERFUCKER would let his ONLY SON AND HEIR sound like anything less than someone who’d been frogmarched to young adulthood by twelve governesses with a silver spoon lodged firmly in every orifice and given elocution lessons from BIRTH. I mean

the only person – THE ONLY PERSON – in the Slytherin Squad who doesn’t let me down is THE OG PANSY PARKO in Prisoner of Azkaban. she has one line and she absolutely nails it. the upper-class drawl. the tone of utter boredom. the way she makes ‘Draco’ seem like a perfectly natural name the way few of the other characters manage. I can hear it, in my head, clear as a bell, like she’s right here in my room with me. “Does it hurt terribly, Draco?” incredible. living art. give Genevieve Gaunt and her strangely on-point name fucking Oscar. she is the posh we need to see in Slytherin house! the posh to which all others should aspire!! why wasn’t Genevieve Gaunt and her all-girls-independent-boarding-school-sexy-ambiguously-gay-bully drawl cast as Draco Malfoy?!?!?!

it’s only now that I’ve gotten to the end of this long, Boris Johnson-centric tirade on Draco Malfoy’s poshness that I’ve realised his TRUE Muggle equivalent is Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh: incredibly posh, tactful as a brick, quite racist, which you can blame on upbringing, someone somewhere will eventually start a religious sect believing he’s a divine being. I mean… it’s obvious. Prince Draco. Draco Malfoybatten. it’s all making SENSE!

for the record: Sirius Black also has this accent. carry on.

It was the killing blow...

Scenario: The group is fighting a giant visceral mass of cloned versions of our characters fused into one unholy beast, rightfully called ‘The Cronenberg’, due to a mad scientist wanting to clone deadly warriors and use them for profit. Needless to say, it back fired horribly. 

Any-who, the group of one dragonborn(Sylvara), wood-elf(Jun), halfling(Melch),and homebrew-clown-monster(Vuuvie) are beating the tar out of this creature as it then begins a charge at the group (which it did not have enough movement to finish on the first turn). So everyone was distancing themselves from the creature as well as they possibly could to fire arrows while Vuuvie, like the little meat-shield he is, stands on the front-line to try and do what he can. This is what followed:

DM (OOC): “Okay, the Cronenberg is charging, what do you do?”

Sylvara (OOC): “Attack it with arrows.”

//They deal a good chunk of damage.//

Jun (OOC): “Arrows.”

//Also deals a great deal of damage.//

DM (OOC): “Melch is still cowering in fear, so it is Vuuvie’s turn.”

Melch (OOC): "Damn…“

Vuuvie (OOC): “Okay, Vuuvie uses Dissonant Whisper on the Cronenberg.”

DM (OOC): “Okay.”

Vuuvie (OOC): “Seemingly out of thin air, A large book falls into his hands. The thickness of the tome only seems to assure that the content inside must be powerful. Little does everyone know that this book was filled with atrocities from across the multi-verse. All unsuitable for any ears, and cursed to bring torture and torment to all those that will have the chance to lament for their sense of hearing.”

//The DM is wondering where I am going with this.//

Vuuvie (OOC): “Vuuvie flips through the pages and speaks in dark utterances toward the Cronenberg.”

Vuuvie: “According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way for a bee to fly. It’s wings are too small to get its fat body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible. Yellow, black. Yellow, black. Yellow, black. Yellow, black.-”

//The beast killed itself out of pure misery.// 

I just realized that Nicole didn’t utter a single word. Not even a “Hi.”

She’s there being all creepy one moment and asleep in bed the next (according to Aria.) For all I know she murdered her with that knife and she’s bleeding through the sheets right as we speak, and will probably be found in the Hastings backyard in episode 7x20.

Or am I remembering it wrong?
I just find it odd how we didn’t actually got to see a scene with her and Aria or her and Ezra. Ezra TELLS us she found the book…DID SHE REALLY? How am I supposed to know he’s telling me the truth?

Is there a reason why we are being TOLD about important things and not shown?

Same with Peter’s story about Mary. How do I know he’s telling me the truth? Mary’s not there to defend herself after all….

Same with Pastor Ted. He conveniently showed up at Hanna’s door to talk about Mary and Charlotte AFTER he asked Mary what the hell she is doing there. Then the scene cuts off and we never actually SEE anything. What if she told him to go to Hanna??? Heck, maybe he even was supposed to bring up Lucas.

How can we be sure about anything?
Is this done on purpose or is this just awful writing? I am hoping it is the first and not the latter but….

Also, where is Toby? How did we go from Spencer comforting Toby to her being in bedwith Marco? How are you even in the mood for sex with everything going on around you???

And Alison, honey, someone needs to get you a pair of glasses. First, you don‘t see a big fat message on your mirror in bright red lipstick and now you didn’t see this BIG ASS board game in your house?? Jenna would have seen that and she’s blind.

How do I know she didn’t put it there herself? How do I know she didn’t just act surprised to see it there?

It’s not like we ever see anything to be sure…

“Show, don’t tell.”

PLL is doing it the other way around. I dunno, I just hope there is a reason for all of this….
Ha and this turned into a bit of a rant…

Also, is Aria (at the beginning of the episode) wearing the exact same (or very similar) jacket as her game piece???

(A table of contents is available. This series will remain open for additional posts and the table of contents up-to-date as new posts are added.)

Part Two: Key Formatting Points

Dialogue is generally constructed of words and sentences spoken by individuals. The way it gets formatted in literature varies according to what language you’re writing in and the country you intend to market the book in, so I don’t really want to go over it in too much detail. If you’re unsure if you’re formatting correctly in your language, take a look around the internet for resources–there are lots! For our purposes, I’d like to focus on more general formatting.

New speaker, new paragraph.
Dialogue tags can only get you so far when trying to identify who’s speaking. You definitely don’t want to give dialogue tags to every single piece of speech. It’s exhausting to constantly read them, so the clearer you can make things, the better. One of those ways is making sure you follow the basic format of creating a new paragraph each time someone speaks. It’s very tempting to want to leave it all in one chunk, especially when characters’ lines are only a few words, but remember that your readers don’t automatically hear the characters’ voices in their heads when they read the lines like you do. They didn’t write it, so seeing something like:

“Where are we going next?” they said. “I think she went into the store.”

reads as having been said by the same person. The tendency with dialogue tags is to put them at the end of a piece of speech, where there’s a pause, action, or description. Even if you did put a tag with the second line in the example, the audience doesn’t know that second piece of dialogue is spoken by someone else until they’ve already read it and assumed it to be the first identified speaker. Clarity is important, and so is making sure you give the respect due to each person who speaks by giving them their own paragraph, no matter how long or short their dialogue is.

New subject, new paragraph.
Just like with narration, you can choose to break up your dialogue with new paragraphs, even when it’s the same individual speaking. In English, it’s done by leaving off the “closing” quotation marks at the end of a paragraph, and starting the new paragraph with opening quotations:

“I searched and searched through the desert, over hills and within the shadows of the great cacti that dwell in that forsaken place, but I found nothing.

“Four days later, a ramshackle house loomed from the horizon, sun shining through its slats. When I peered inside, the dog glanced at me without bothering to lift her head. She knew I was there, but she didn’t care.”

What’s happening in terms of formatting above is one speaker describes their experience; we leave the first paragraph open (without its closing “) to indicate that the speaker hasn’t stopped. The second paragraph opens with quotation marks to indicate quickly to the reader that the following is still being spoken and isn’t description. The second paragraph closes with its finishing set of quotation marks, indicating the end of the speech.

Separating long sections of dialogue is just as important to keeping reader fatigue at bay as it is in narration, so don’t be afraid to break things apart if you think the change in subject warrants it. Just be sure that you format and indicate the continuation of dialogue correctly, or your audience might suffer mental whiplash trying to reorient themselves to what’s happening in the story.

Dialogue tags are important.
It’s up to your intuition and stylistic sense to decide whether “said” is good enough for you. Regardless of where you stand in the great Said Is/n’t Dead battle, it’s still important to utilize tags. Dialogue tags are specifically one part of a larger sentence. “He said” is not a sentence on its own, but gets added onto a sentence of dialogue (”Turn left,” he said.) or a descriptive sentence (He said they needed a lever to get the door from its hinges.) that makes it complete. Those tags can be any kind of word that describes how something is said, and are used to help identify speakers. Of course, remembering not to be redundant in your tags is important, but it’s just as important to know when you need a tag and when you don’t.

There are a couple of situations where you can get away with not having a tag. If a conversation occurs between only two people, you can set up at the beginning of the scene who’s participating, who starts it, and then by virtue of the new speaker, new paragraph formatting, your audience can easily pick up that a new paragraph will be whoever wasn’t speaking in the last paragraph. They’ll be able to flip back and forth between the two characters with ease. One caution: If a conversation continues for more than one page, consider sprinkling in a tag or two to help keep a reader on track. It’s easy to get lost when reading a lot of dialogue, and harder still to remember where you left off if you put a book down. Do your readers a favor and put in a tag if it’s been a while.

You can also get away with omitting tags if the conversation is fast-paced and who says what is unimportant. This can be particularly true with arguments between groups of people. The amount of tags you include changes the pace of your story. The more tags, the slower the pace because the more words your audience has to read. If you need a scene to speed up, consider ways to remove and slim down the use of dialogue tags. They’re padding words. Necessary sometimes, but padding all the same.

Emphasis formatting is a thing.
Emphasis formatting is when a writer italicizes or bolds words within dialogue to signal the stress someone might place on a word when speaking. I’m not going to tell you not to do it. Sometimes it’s important. But I do think it’s overused, even by myself in my posts. I get it. Just… just be conscious of it and think about whether it’s really important to specify that or not. Whatever your style is, being aware of things is half the fight to being intentional in your writing.

Next up: Story impacts of dialogue!

anonymous asked:

Quick question: if Sabé were to abandon the Order and become a Grey Jedi, would the Ghost Squadron go with her?

Holy shit, wouldn’t that be amazing tho?

That somewhere in the middle of the Clone Wars she becomes heavily disillusioned and voices her thoughts about the corruption of the Republic to Grey and he says “Sir, permission to speak honestly”

“I welcome it,” Sabe said dryly and gave him a wry smile.

“No one has cared so much about what we think and feel as you, General Amidala,” Grey said sincerely and Sabe pulled to a stop. “There is nowhere you could go that Ghost Squadron wouldn’t follow you to the ends of the galaxy.”

(I have a lot of ideas about CW-era, and I might be pushing back the Battle of Christophsis, since according to canon that happens like 7 weeks after Geonosis, since that battle is where book two ends and book three begins, and I need Sabe’s clones in my life, like, a lot omg)

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My guide book arrived today, so I took pic of the character concept pages (which actually my main reason for getting the guide, tbh).

There are comics, too, but they’re like overall and mostly about game basic since the comics are in fact part of the guide.

Sorry if the size are gigantic or something, since I uploaded this from my phone.

Speaking of which, according to the note, both protagonists’ design seem to be Igusa’s most favorite for this game.

forgetgutenberg  asked:

According to the Noisy Child, you're a version of Doctor Who. Not a specific extant Doctor, just The Doctor. Because you talk about impressive things as though they're everyday. I quote "you could be talking about something I've never heard of, but you're not trying to be impressive, you're just making conversation." (I suppose you might also be a Chrestomanci.)

This is mostly reminding me that although I am obliquely aware of the Chrestomanci books, I have never actually read any of them. Also, I have a suspicion that whatever I am speaking about to the Noisy Child is probably made more impressive by the fact that I am usually also providing him with foodstuffs at the same time. 

A Plea to Publishers

With spring comes book festival season and I’m a huge lover of any celebration of books. Here in Southern California the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is one of the biggest festivals around with an estimated 150,000 festival goers, according to the LA Times FOB website. It is a perfect place to be introduced to up and coming authors as well as seeing your old favorites. I attend every year ready to listen to authors speak on panels, get autographs, and of course, spend lots of cash. However this year, as many friends pointed out, there seemed to be a lack of “color” shall we say. I like to go to panels with authors of color to support them, but this year I only went to 2 panels (would have been a third, but scheduling conflict) and while there were a number of interesting YA panels, I chose not to attend them because the diversity in the panel was glaringly absent. I also did not see publishers pushing any of their authors of color and that made me extremely sad. There were some authors of color there signing books, but the ratio of authors of color to white authors was disappointing. Now, I do know that YallWest was the following weekend and there was more of a balance in terms of signage and panels, but even then, more books by authors of color were not pushed.


So what do I mean by being “pushed”? I’m talking about giveaways, signage, call to action items, etc. I saw very little pushing for authors of color at LAFOB, and there was some push at YallWest*. At both festivals, publishers were giving ARC’s, holding raffles, etc for authors and unfortunately between both festivals only about 4 books by authors of color were promoted in such a manner. Why is that? Why were not more given the push? Why didn’t publishers/publicists push for more authors of color to participate in panels at the LAFOB? A number of the best sellers were represented, which is great, but what about everyone else? What about the debuts by mid-level authors? What about sophomore novels by authors of color?


Book festivals are the perfect opportunity for publishers to expose readers to different voices and promote authors of color to a wider audience. Book festivals also give teens of color a chance to meet authors who look like them, maybe even inspire future writers. I’ll never forget the look on a former student’s face when I introduced him to Jason Reynolds at YallWest last year. His eyes lit up at the fact that he was meeting a cool looking author of color just like him. I encourage my students to attend both LAFOB and YallWest in the hope that they get to meet their favorite authors, as well as meet new authors, specifically authors of color. I can’t imagine I’m the only teacher to do so. In fact, last year at YallWest, there were buses of teens, specifically teens of color, at the event. That was the perfect opportunity for publishers to push their authors of color, as we know that when teens love a thing, they really love a thing, and will spend money. I understand that publishing is a business, but as Disney found out, when you actively make your product more diverse and push diversity, you will make more money. So, I have a plea for publishers - please put more money and effort in promoting your authors of color. There is a hungry market out there for diverse titles, you publishers just have to go find them, and trust me, you will not be disappointed when you do.

*Disclaimer - I was unable to attend YallWest due to reasons, but I had a friend attend and give me the scoop.

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NAME: Daniel
NICKNAME: Dan
ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
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ETHNICITY: British
FAVORITE FRUIT: Banananananana
FAVORITE SEASON: Winter
FAVORITE BOOK: Eragon
FAVORITE FLOWER: Rose
FAVORITE SCENT: Baking
FAVORITE ANIMAL: Dog
COFFEE, TEA, OR HOT COCOA? Coffee
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FAVORITE FICTIONAL CHARACTER: Deadpool
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LAST THING YOU BOUGHT ONLINE: Diablo 3
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? Nerdy
HOW WOULD YOUR ENEMIES DESCRIBE YOU? Don’t really have enemies.
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“Inspiration”

Originally posted by love-buckybarnes

Summary: You’re part of the Avengers and your usual tasks are related to the team’s security. In your free time, you’re an artist and that’s something everybody knows. That’s why you spend so much time with Steve. But, lately, you have not been able to draw anythin except some certain supersoldier with a metal arm.

Fluff, humor.


“Hey, Y/N, what’s up?” Steve came into your room when you were looking at the blank canvas. He was leaning against your door’s frame, crossing his arms. You turned your head and stared at him, shaking your head. “Artist’s block, huh?”

“Yeah, I’m screwed up. I have not been able to draw anything in weeks”

“Maybe you need inspiration. A new muse”Steve shrugged and smiled at you. “Why don’t you go outside with your sketchbook and see what happens?”

Before you could say anything, FRIDAY told Steve Wanda was looking for him and the man disappeared after giving you a hug. Observing that damn canvas, his idea jumped into your mind. Maybe was not that bad. You could even have your inspiration again.

Sighing, you took your sketchbook and began to go through the whole Avengers Tower. You made quick drawings of Tony working on something and Wanda let you to draw her fingers. You always liked her fingers. They were long and delicate. As an artist, you had a fixation with hands.

Suddenly, you found yourself in the training room. It was empty except for Bucky, who was practising with the punching bag. It seemed he didn’t hear you, so you sat down in a bench and took your sketchbook and your pencil. His movements were fluid and quick as a part of his training as an assassin, part of his part he was trying to forget.

Your hand moved quickly on the page, drawing all his muscles clenched as he hit the punching bag. You caught even the shine of his metal arm with the dim light coming through the windows. In a few minutes, you had drawings of his arm, his tensed jaw and his focused eyes.

“Y/N?” His voice startled you and made you look at him. His eyes were fixed on you and he was raising a brow. “What are you doing here?”

“Uhm, nothing, nothing” You stood up quickly and moved to the door when your sketchbook fell on the floor. Bucky, who had been following you, took it before you could do it. “Give it to me”

“Why? Is it your diary? Were you writing hearts and stuff with a name?” He smirked and raised his hand, knowing you couldn’t reach it as you were shorter than him.

“No, no, it’s just my sketchbook” You bit your tongue as you realised what you said and Bucky’s smiled grew up wider.

“Were you drawing me?”

“No, actually. I mean…I didn’t want to. I’ve had lack of inspiration these days and Steve told me I could go away to see if I could get inspiration somewhere”

“Did I inspire you then? While punching the bag?” Bucky laughed and opened the book, watching all your drawings. His eyes went through all the details as if he wanted to remember them. You blushed when he saw the drawings of him you had done. 

They weren’t just about him training. There were several of his eyes when he was smiling or the way he moved his hands while speaking. Moments that somehow you had in your mind. It was normal. You had developed a crush on Bucky since he arrived after the Sokovia accords’ event. They were rough times as Steve and Tony had to trust each other again. But eventually, Bucky had become one of them. The Avengers.

“They…they are incredible…”You saw him swallowing and he raised his head, looking at you. His eyes were watery and you felt your heartbeats speeding up. “Why…why?”

“Because…that’s the way I see you, I suppose”Bucky stared at you frowning and you sighed, sitting down again. “Everybody cares about you James, but they are still worried about you and your past. And you too. You are scared you could harm somebody, that’s why you only trusted Steve at the beginning. But that’s how I see you. A sweet man that…”

Before you could continue speaking, Bucky’s lips were against yours, your sketchbook on the bench, now forgotten. His hands were on your waist pressing you against him as much as he could and yours went to his long hair, touching and caressing it. His lips were warm and soft and the kiss was sweet at the beginning but eventually it became more passionate. The tip of his tongue touched your bottom lip, asking for permission. You opened your mouth and your tongues moved together. He bit your lip and you moved away, catching your breath.

“Woah…I suppose I should draw you more often” you laughed staring at his blue eyes. “So…are you my muse now?”

“Whenever you want, doll”

wanting someone for their mind doesnt make you a sapiosexual. it makes you a regular person

i know thats hard for sapiosexuals to accept because they think theyre a special minority of humans for being attracted to the mental aspects of a person over physical. cause usually according to them everyone is shallow & only cares about looks (which to an extent is true people do unfortunately consider attractive people to somehow be more valuable) and nobody apparently cares about their singular idea of “intellgience” anymore

the bottom line is. sapiosexuals fetishize(?) the stereotypical brand of intelligence. the book reading, well educated, “proper” english speaking, good with academics, type of intelligence and act like stereotypically intelligent people are superior

tl;dr: sapiosexuality is a flawed and highly bullshiterous concept full of pretentiousness and elitism

I don’t know if everyone knows this but, in the book The Isle of the Lost it showed a translator being used so that humans could understand animals, as seen here:

So does that mean Carlos will be able to understand Dude at some point???

GUYS THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! 

Imagine how happy he’d be. He’d probably cry.

(Fyi, I am going to completely ignore the fact that he can apparently speak dog according to the Wicked World shorts because he’s “Cruella DeVil’s son” because NO! Cruella DeVIl can NOT speak to dogs, nor does she have magic, and besides there was no evidence of Carlos being able to speak to dogs at any point during the movie. CANON NOT EXCEPTED!)

some reminders:

- ari has DARK SKIN like if i see one more edit with two pale white boys i will lose it
- ari has long hair
- dante is fair skinned but that doesnt mean u can white wash him either
- dante is taller than ari, not the other way around
- dante speaks spanish but not as well as ari does
- according to the author, they’re both gay
- legs is a mutt, but she is primarily pitbull and lab. she probably looks a lot like a pitbull, not a golden retriever
- neither of them are probably skinny by the end of the book bc ari canonically works out all the time/has muscles, and dante is a swimmer so he’s most likely muscular too
- the book takes place is the late 80’s, and i feel like a lot of hcs ppl have neglect this fact