Good lord. I need a new laptop. Or a desktop. Or a netbook. Something. Nothing fancy – I don’t want to spend a lot of money. I’m shopping online, and I was grumbling to myself that nothing comes with Microsoft Office and that I would have to buy it separately. After literally hours of looking at my options online I realized that I have had absolutely no use for Microsoft Office since I finished school eight years ago. What am I going to do with Office? Make a spreadsheet to detail my three-figure budget? Catalog my medications, maybe? Make a PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate all the nothing that I do all day? Or perhaps write reports about it? I hate Outlook, so that won’t be useful. I’m hung up on Old Me who used to do stuff.
want to try your hand at dex/kent? i think i've started writing two separate thing where they hook up just because it entertains me
I LOVE IT. I’m working on a bunch of rarepair actual fics which have quickly devolved into Dex/Everyone because I have a problem. But I’ve gotten like five requests for this specific pairing so it’s obviously what the fandom needs. My fics take forever though, so in the meantime I’m gonna do a short run down.
SO they meet at Epikegster 2014. Kent is mingling around before he and Jack…go upstairs. So he’s slightly distracted because he’s here for a mission, but there’s so many attractive people here dear god what is with this school. he meets Dex and they get a picture, and maybe Kent drops some bad pickup line, and Dex does not recognize it as such and just laughs.
On the way out, after his blowup with Jack, Kent is stalking through the party, doing his best not to just shove everyone out of the way and he bumps into Dex again. Dex tries to say something and Kent’s judgement is off and it’s a bad choice but look he’s had a long day, so he grabs this 6′2″ player by the collar of his flannel and drags him down to his level and Dex thinks he’s about to get punched until Kent whispers something filthy in his ear and Dex is too startled to stop him from taking his phone and putting his number in it.
“I’m only in town for tonight so decide quick.”
And that is how awkward, stuttering and still half in the closet Dex ends up as the rebound hookup for a NHL super-star in a hotel that costs more money a night that Dex has ever seen in his life.
It’s the most reckless thing Dex has ever done in his life. It is no where near the most ridiculous thing Kent has ever done.
Dex thinks that’s the end of it, just the most ridiculous secret he can possibly think of, until he gets a text from Kent the day of an Aces @ Bruins game, offering him suite tickets for the game and a really nice hotel to stay in afterwards if he wants. With Kent.
Dex still wears his Bruins jersey anyway.
So whenever the Aces are playing someone a reasonable drive away, Kent texts Dex and Dex makes some excuse to his roommate and watches the game from a private box and then spends the night with Kent. More than once Kent has tried to encourage him to accept the plane tickets he has bought to come see a Vegas home game, and Dex has always refused.
They’re not dating. They both maintain that pretty hard. They’re just sleeping together, and watching all of each other’s games, and texting a lot, and talking really late into the night and sharing stories from their childhoods. “Oh no I think he’s my boyfriend” - both of them.
Kent is a big fan of buying people things, he fucking loves to spend money, so slowly but surly Dex gets new skates, a new laptop, half a new wardrobe, a better phone, and anything that needs fixed on his car is suddenly paid for. And that’s just the stuff he had to concede on.
“Sick skates man!” “Yeah, where are you getting all of this shit man? You gotta a sugar daddy.” Dex externally - “Haha shut-up man!” Dex internally - “Oh my god what the fuck I have a sugar daddy.”
Kent has a lot to say, and Dex is a good listener, but Kent is very able to shut the fuck up when Dex actually has something to say. He just…has to learn some patience. Like a lot of patience. Dex does not open up easily.
Dex hates cats and Kent hates dogs. They both very slowly and begrudgingly become the type of people who love both.
Hi I'm sorry to do this but would anyone be willing to donate to me?
My bank account has a little over $30 in it at the moment. After I take my little brother out for his birthday, I will have $5.
I’m trying to get a job; but it’s hard because I have arthritis, autism, and social anxiety. Those would all make the most easily accessible jobs to me, retail jobs, living hell (standing for hours and talking to people in bright crowded places–great! /sarcasm); but I’m about at the point of just getting one because I need to start saving so I can get an apartment in six months.
I get $200 from my dad every month for complicated reasons involving divorce and child support; but $75 of it goes to my car payments and then a lot of it during the month ends up being spent on fast food—I run out of spoons very easily, and my dad doesn’t buy a lot of microwaveable stuff. I try to save my money, but I do need to eat. And it adds up.
And then this month (August) I spend almost $100 on birthday gifts for my two siblings who just had birthdays because our mom is in the middle of moving and I knew she wouldn’t be gale to get them much (especially since she goes out drinking every other night).
I have long term pressing concerns like a new laptop and flying to see my boyfriend over spring break. But once school starts in September and I have access to the job hunting resources there, I hope to be able to get a job and save up for those myself.
Right now, I’m asking for donations so I can start buying things for the annual Yule trip my friends and I take (a really important religious tradition we have, but one that racks up a lot of expenses; just buying ingredients for mead is at least $35) and so that if I have another night before I get more money at the end of the month where I can’t cook, I can drive to McDonald’s and get a dollar burger (driving is a stim for me and doesn’t use spoons; cooking does).
If you want to donate, I would be very grateful and could write you a fanfic/short story. Since my laptop is broken, I couldn’t draw right now.
My paypal email is email@example.com. Thank you and please consider donating or signal boosting. Thank you!