i started reading and it's so wonderful

Me: *pointing at a black hole* I wonder what’s in there

Alien Friend: Death.

Me: But what apart from death? There used to be death in caves and trees and in the ground and in the sky and beyond it, and now there isn’t. There’s wonderful, beautiful, amazing things there, apart from death. It just took us a while to get there. 

Me: And so I wonder; what’s in there, apart from death?

We dangerous ones

Aaah, the Lethifold! One of my favourite creatures from reading the book as a child. Thanks to @zinfandelli for suggesting it as a creature, I was psyched to draw Credence with one. 
(And of course I saw the official design on the bluray just as I was about to start colouring, and had to change up a bunch of stuff from my sketch haha)
Art blog: questionartbox

Study organization- notebooks

I love stationery of all kinds, especially notebooks. And when you’re planning on studying, of course you need notebooks for taking notes and practicing! In this post, I’ll talk a little about my notebooks.

What kind(s) of notebook(s) do you use?

My personal preference is for spiral notebooks. I used to use notebooks that just opened like normal books, but they never liked to stay flat and they took up too much space on my desk. It’s funny because I used to hate spirals back when I was younger and way into drawing because the pages were more free to move against each other which led to more smudging, but I love spirals so much for note taking. They lay flat with no problem, which is the biggest thing for me. The spiral does get in the way of my hand sometimes, but it’s a minor annoyance.

I also consider the quality of the paper when buying my notebooks. It doesn’t have to be super high quality, but I just can’t deal with paper the quality of standard US looseleaf. It’s too thin and, more importantly, the surface is too rough. Paper with too rough a surface has led to the early death of too many of my pens—if you use fine-tip pens, size 0.5 or lower, and find they stop writing before the ink runs out—little bits from poor-quality paper probably got into the tip and ruined it. The paper I like the most feels a little bit weighty and nice and smooth!

Hardcover or softcover is also a choice to make! I use both, types:

Left to right- hardcover lined notebook, softcover lined notebook, softcover 원고지 squared paper notebook

How many notebooks do you use?

I have three main types of notebooks! I’ll go over each type:

Grammar notebooks

My grammar notebooks are all hardcover. I use them to collect grammar explanations and other important notes. I write them as cleanly as possible and even use my many colorful highlighters to make them look a little nicer. If I need to know about a grammar point that I have already learned, I open my grammar notebook for the right language and find it. This way, I don’t have to remember which textbook or source I saw a certain grammar point or explanation in—if it’s important, I write it down in my grammar notebook! So, my grammar notebooks are mashups of multiple texts and sources. These are for reference only; I don’t do any practice or extra writing in them. Nothing but the facts!

Practice notebooks

My practice notebook is where I write down definitions of new words I learned, practice sentences for my vocab flashcard words, breakdowns of articles I’ve studied on my Chinese reader apps… I guess calling it a “practice notebook” makes its purpose pretty self-explanatory. It’s nothing special; I write quickly and messily in it, and when it gets full, I can just throw it in the recycling bin and start a fresh one. My practice notebook is a softcover spiral.

Chinese article notebook

Korean squared paper—or I guess any squared paper—is wonderful for writing Chinese characters. Once I’ve encountered an article in a Chinese reader app and broken it down in my practice notebook, I rewrite it cleanly in my article notebook so I can easily find and read it again later.

I don’t always have all of my notebook types with me. If I plan on studying grammar, I will bring the correct grammar notebook along, and if I plan on studying Chinese articles, I might have my article notebook with me, but not always. However, my practice notebook is always in my bag!

How do you organize your notes and all? For those of you who might be struggling to get your notes together, I hope this helped!

Happy studying~

anonymous asked:

This might sound weird but I was wondering if there's a reason that in the comics Nat calls Bucky by his first name instead of his nickname. It's always a little surprising to me when I see comic panels where she's talking to him and calls him James even though it IS his name!

I’m not super well-versed in the comics (i only started reading a few of the series a couple months ago) so I don’t know if there’s like a specific reason other than fondness and familiarity (they’re each one of the few who see the other as a person) but i just LOVE IT SO MUCH THAT SHE CALLS HIM JAMES AND HE CALLS HER TASHA like it’s so intimate like they’re both hardcore badass independent assassins but you get this little glimpse of humanity and closeness and IT MAKES MY COLD SHRIVELED HEART GROW SIX SIZES

Fanfic Rec List Pt. 3 (And still not done... )

Oh take me back to the start by @mimosaeyes

Each chapter is a stand alone one shot “Meet cute” AU and they are all just delightful! That initial moment of spark is such a huge part of what I love about stories so to have them all right at my fingertips like this is great when I want a nice pick me up! Many of the stories are Love Square but there are a few other pairings as well which I was also really excited about!

War of Attrition by AceGreyManx (don’t know tumblr url)

So this is a little one shot that I discovered… honestly I don’t know how, I think I was doing the thing where I just pick a random number between 1 and however many pages of fic there are for my fandom on AO3, go to that page and pick whichever story catches my attention on that page.

Anyways It’s very straightforward Ladynoir but we actually get to see Chat come out and step up to the plate when it comes to declaring his feelings for Ladybug and it is wonderful. You start off with this nice fluffy thing and end with a St. Crispin’s Day speech of Romantic confessions. Clocking in at less than 3k words there is no excuse not to read this one ^_~

Black Cats and Curtain Calls by @bullysquadess

This is probably the most self-indulgent of my fic recs and by an author who certainly doesn’t need my help being recognized. However as a musical theater nerd myself and someone who lived for both Highschool and Community theater productions when I was young I can’t NOT give a shout out to this beautiful universe. It really does a great job of capturing what the world of amature theater is like and the romance is cute and engaging, earning it a spot among my favorite fics.

Look at Me / Seeing Me by @raeryn  (or @adriennagreste on tumblr as well)

Two one shots telling the same story from each person’s POV.

;I just love this story- I must have read it a dozen times- because it isn’t focused on the reveal, it is focused on how the characters deal with it. It isn’t an instant change over to a happy couple, these are two kids who are trying to figure each other out and actually build a deeper relationship/friendship with the person they like and care for and it is such a refreshing thing to see.

Fermeture by Karmahope (not sure what tumblr url)

Ugh… this story just takes my heart and squeezes it like grapes only to put it back together again. It’s a delightful sort of melancholy angst focused on the idea that you don’t realize how much something is a part of your life until it is gone. A wonderful “post victory” oneshot

Consolation Prize by @mesozoic (I think the tumblr is the same as the AO3)

Oh my goodness I laughed SO hard while reading this. Between the fantastically hysterical awkwardness and the extremely unique styling (the author starts you in the middle of a conversation and it slowly gets revealed over the course of each chapter what happened, which makes the reveal of how they GOT there just delightful) this story is just such a fun change from what I expect in fanfiction. Its also nice to see these crazy messed up teenagers being just that.

Something in the Night by @konekat https://konekat.tumblr.com/

Another one that falls a little heavier on the angsty scale than I usually go for my favorites, this manages to keep my interest and handle a troupe I am usually personally not very big on- Chat and Ladybug being separated for years and Chat being bitter because of it- and make me engaged and excited for. They do a good job of skirting the line between putting the characters in a darker place without feeling like they are more OC than character (which is always my biggest concern with stories of this type) The writing itself is lovely which helps a lot, and they aren’t afraid to explore the characters flaws in a way that is very real and relatable. (Also for my NSFW fans the “missing scene” chapter (Burning in the Night) is definitely worth your time as well… hot… ::fans self::)

Back to Us by Darkreyna16  @insanitysscribblings on tumblr

As long as we are talking about the friends to strangers to enemies back to friends to lovers sagas I might as well round it out with the last one on my list (the first two being Something in the Night and Sealed Away)

Gonna warn you- this fic is a BEAST. There is a lot of content and a lot going on. However the story don’t get overly bogged down even with it’s complexity, and there are some wonderfully unique ideas and questions that get addressed in this story. This also has some of my favorite utilization of some of the minor/background characters. (Ivan! OMG BLESS!!!)  It’s nice to see a world where the classmates have also grown and developed alongside our core heroes.

For the COMPLETE Fic Rec List I have put a link on my main page! Just look at the top and click the button that says FIC REC LIST. 

All the works I have listed in parts 1-3 are up there and all subsequent fic rec updates will be going there as well! 

‘Falling’ in Love

Originally posted by ethan-support-group

Request: Hi hi. I’ve read your “x reader” stories and I love them 💖  I was wondering if you would do an Ethan x reader imagine where y/n is a fan of Ethan and meets him at a convention and its like a love at first sight kind of thing?

Summary: Fem!Reader is at a con for the first time and quite literally falls  in love :D ……..ok I’ll see myself out

A/N: Hey y’all this is a cute fic full of nervous!Ethan so if that’s the kinda thing you’re into then you’re in luck. For real though, once I started writing this I couldnt stop, I don’t know why but I was bit by the inspiration bug and cranked this bad boi out. Also, anything in italics is a personal thought in first person that either the reader or Ethan is having. Enjoy!

Wordcount: 853, goldilocks zone :D

Warning: I cursed a couple times? Maybe just once? Can’t remember. Also nervous!Ethan is adorable? Read at your own risk he too cute.

Requests are open! Send some in pls I have one left in my inbox so pls!
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Bliss | KTH

You have no idea how much wanted to let you know how much I love you. I wanted to shout it out for the whole world to know. I wanted to… but I couldn’t.

Originally posted by donewithjeon

Pairing: Reader & Taehyung

Genre: Angst, Student!AU

Word Count: 5.264

Author’s Note: This was supposed to be another idea for a series but I decided to make this a one shot since I wanted to focus on only one series, which is The Vow. Please do not just scan the words and read every part because every part is important. And for those who easily cry and are sensitive, enjoy!

The bell that was by the front door chimed— a signal that someone came in. Wiping your sweat away, you leaned back and observed the object you were working on, it was almost done and only a few more touches are needed. You wiped your paint-covered hands on your dirty pants and went out the door, greeting the man who was carrying a rather large thing that looked like a canvas. As he looked around, his eyes stopped on you and bowed his head.

“May I help you, uhm…” You trailed off as you looked at him, going out the counter and standing in front of him. He carefully placed the canvas by the wall and grabbed a clipboard, scanning the paper, probably trying to find your name.

“Are you Ms. [Y/N]?” He asked before looking up and smiling apologetically. You nodded in return, looking as he handed you the clipboard. He pointed at to where your name was and told you to sign it. Doing so, he bowed once more before leaving you and the canvas alone. You only looked at it before grabbing it and dragging it back in your work area. You removed the cover and were shocked to see a portrait that looked exactly like you. However, there were a lot of unfinished parts. Standing in front of it, you felt the canvas in your fingertips, amazement in your eyes as you continued observing it.

As you were feeling it, you can’t help the feeling of your heart being tugged. It almost hurt as you touched the painting— like it was made from pain; a pain from love. You then turned it, maybe the sender’s name was at the back but all you found was an envelope taped onto it. You carefully took it away and opened the envelope, finding nothing but a piece of paper. With nimble hands, you carefully dragged it out, thankful that the paint already dried up in your hands.

Your eyes scanned the letter with curiousity and excitement. It’s been so long since you’ve received a letter, after all. However, the minute you’ve read the lines in the starting point, your eyes lost its excitement and was replaced with tears of pain, remembering everything that you’ve always tried to forget.

Hello [Y/N].
It’s me, Taehyung.

I wonder, do you still remember me? It’s been years, after all. You might have easily forgotten a fool like me. Although I’m secretly hoping you haven’t forgotten me.

Because honestly, I can’t forget you.

I still remember the first time I met you. To me, you were a walking masterpiece— a piece no artwork could ever beat. You were beautiful. I’m sure you still are. Your eyes were sparkling and you look so radiant. So exquisite. But, of course, I never told you that. Because… you didn’t know me that time. I was just a foolish kid who just did nothing but look at you, sketching a few things here and there with my pencil.

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so YOU GUYS @emilybrontay and I were discussing (see: freaking out over) the prime Andromeda Black potential of Daisy Ridley whenever Netflix decides to get on that and things escalated, as they do

  • because then the conversation moved to who could possibly be the Ted opposite her
  • the issue there being that JKR describes him as ‘sandy haired’ but most actors we came up with gave off a distinctly posh vibe and I mean
  • Ted is most definitely a middle-class lad who accidentally knocked Andromeda out of her ivory tower
  • (we decided to entirely ignore the hair colour thing and settled on Ross Butler due to the following)
  • Ted is like. the meanest Hufflepuff. 
  • he’s a GREAT guy and worked so hard for everything he has and would die for his people but he can absolutely hold his own against his Slytherin girlfriend and later wife
  • incidentally he’s several years older than her so they don’t actually meet at Hogwarts
  • don’t get me wrong forbidden romances at Hogwarts are GREAT but look not everyone meets their soulmate at age eleven
  • it’s just not realistic
  • so by the time they meet she’s a maybe 22 year old punk and he’s 26 and on his way to being the wizard equivalent of Sandy Cohen
  • you know, the kind of wizard lawyer (advocate? that feels like a wizard-y term) who doesn’t make money, who brings his wayward teenage clients home and surfs to unwind before work
  • well, probably not surf. this is London. 
  • and yeah I realise I’m giving the Wizarding UK a HUGE benefit of the doubt to think that this is an occupation that might even exist given the dismal legal proceedings we witnessed in Order of the Phoenix
  • anyway
  • Andromeda’s a punk little shit going to all sorts of anti-blood supremecy protests and basically raising all sorts of hell
  • her parents are a little more chill than Sirius’ - they don’t approve and are So Embarassed but they have two other daughters to worry about and they figure she’ll get it out of her system in a few months and settle down with a nice boy from a good family
  • they are Very Wrong
  • anyway so she gets arrested at a protest and won’t accept bail from her family or help from their fancy wizard lawyer so she gets assigned a public defender
  • yeah it’s Ted
  • she doesn’t mention to anyone that he was totally at the protest too
  • because she noticed that fine ass
  • “the price of my silence is at least two (2) drinks”
  • after he gets her off with a slap on the wrist, of course. he is a professional and getting drinks with your client is highly inappropriate, especially when two (2) drinks turns into sleeping together turns into a couple of proper dates turns into a relationship turns into Oh God I’m In Love Aren’t I
  • honestly though he fell in love with her somewhere around drink one (1) so that particular thought doesn’t really come as a surprise
  • at some point after they’ve gotten really very serious Ted starts to have very understandable doubts that he’s just another way for her to rebel against her family
  • so she straight up proposes to him
  • (I mean they also have a Very Good Talk about why he’s not a form of rebellion for her but why his worries are valid and the very real challenges they’re both going to face, and it’s the start of a wonderful open communication about their difference in privilege that lasts the span of their marriage)
  • later on Andromeda does settle down and becomes an investigative journalist so she can continue raising hell more conveniently and get a paycheck out of it
  • Ted has all of her articles framed around his office and makes all of his co-workers read them 
  • later on Nymphadora’s drawings start going up in frames next to them
  • Andromeda picked their daughter’s name because she knew Narcissa wanted to use it if she ever had a girl and she’s a petty bitch and not sorry about it in the least
  • there is a bit more to it than that, to be honest. Ted’s name is, well, Ted, and one of the things he immediately loved about the wizarding world is how unique people’s names are. 
  • as for Andromeda it’s a way to remind her family that she’s not gone anywhere – they can disown her and blast her name from the family tree but this tiny, halfblood, metamorphmagus, coolest baby in the world is a Black too and there’s nothing they can do about it
  • Ted’s mum’s name is Dora anyway and she’s a gem so it worked out really

Now that I’m finally out of my month(s)-long art slump, here’s a very belated piece of my favorite character from Sun/Moon, Lillie! Talk about a character that grows on you! She kind of irritated me when I first started playing the game, as I don’t really care for the whole *helpless damsel* trope, but ugh she’s so well-developed and wonderful I can’t even

Justin Foley Protective Boyfriend Headcanons

Request: Ok so I really like Justin Foley’s protective side (I know that’s not exactly how everyone views him), like when he goes to get Jessica from Bryce’s. So I was wondering if you could do something sort of similar where Justin and Jessica get back together and now he’s super protective.            


A/N: I’m so sorry I read this and started it at like 2am and I totally missed that it was supposed to involve Jessica. I hope its okay that it’s just a reader insert, thanks for the request! :)


Warnings: Protectiveness.


Justin Foley Protective Boyfriend Headcanons…

  • Okay so Justin is someone who is very much influenced by the people around him

  • Like when starts to date someone he tends to become a much nicer and calmer guy if that’s who they are
  • Mostly because he wants to impress the one who’s stolen his heart

  • But that also means that he wants to protect that little ray of sunshine
  • Justin isn’t one to shy away from a fight if he absolutely has to

  • But he’s more emotional than that
  • And usually his jealousy will just become sulking and trying to cling to you

  • Sometimes he does get a protective edge to him though
  • His arm will stay around your waist and he’ll hold you to him

  • At school if he sees a jock looking at you he’ll instantly walk up and kiss you
  • It’s like a little warning to them, to stay away. He knows what they’re like and he absolutely will not let them near you

  • Justin will also just pull you from a situation if he’s not comfortable with it. He honestly just walks up and leads you somewhere else
  • And if you’re not with him he literally won’t stop texting or calling until you assure him you’re okay

  • He’s clingy like that
  • He’s always cuddling you up into him

  • And trying to protect you from all the bad parts of the world, though you remind him that there’s things that he won’t ever be able to protect you from
  • Forehead kisses are his trademark

  • And so are soft neck kisses
  • He likes to walk with you to and from school each day, or catch the bus if you’d prefer

  • And if any guy checks you out on the street he’ll absolutely call them out for only caring about your looks
  • You’re actually quite flattered that he wants people to notice your mind more than your looks

  • Justin is also one that makes you call or text him when you get home so that he knows you’re safe
  • He’s also just super concerned about your general safety

  • “Are you wearing sunscreen” “Have you had enough sleep to be driving?” “Did you eat breakfast this morning?”
  • He just absolutely adores you, and the thought of something hurting you is unacceptable to him

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Rizzy & clace.
  • I find it quite hypocritical how everyone is so upset about rizzy, but with this blood addiction storyline I can see why it would bother people. Despite how they started you can clearly see there is more to it. It could be the addiction talking, but it could also be so much more. It's quite possible that during their drug fueled frenzy they have developed real feelings for one another and that would be wonderful because something positive would come from this negative storyline.
  • To reiterate my point, I find it ridiculous that for the ones that read the books still shipped Clace when they thought they were siblings, which by the way could have easily been resolved with a DNA test. Regardless fans still rooted for Jace to have feelings for his presumed sister.
  • To the relief of many it turned out that they were never related, yet when they believed the opposite they still acted as more than siblings, even sharing a few passionate kisses, thanks to the very cruel Seelie Queen. How is this not toxic and more damaging than the addiction storyline. Surly recovering from the damage of being in love with your sibling would take years of therapy. I agree that the addiction between Isabelle and Raphael is bad, but people do recover from this disease. It may take time, but recovery is always possible and it is never anything to be ashamed of. It can be part of a person's journey and in the end make them much stronger as they overcome.
  • I imagine it would be much harder to recover from having strong romantic, even sexual feelings for one’s own sibling. This can cause real mental and long term psychological issues that may take years of therapy to heal. This kind of addiction is far worse and even immoral. How is it that everyone can be cool with Clace , but have a bigger bone to pick with Rizzy? Raphael and Izzy’s issues are far easier to overcome than dealing with the trauma of having incestuous feelings for ones on sibling. Since when is it more toxic to ship to addicts who will become stronger when they overcome their addictions together.
  • We all know that Clace aren't really related, but fans still rooted for them and indulged in their romantic scenes. As for the ones that haven't read the books and started shipping them from the show, not knowing it may have been toxic to root for them. I just feel that Rizzy is getting more hate than they deserve as it's not completely justified. If you ship clace you shouldn't be so harsh on Rizzy.
  • So how come everyone is cool with clace but have a bone to pick with rizzy??? At least rizzy' issue/problem can be dealt with very easily, it's something 100+ suffer from but having romantic feelings for your own sibling it's not any easy thing to overcome.
  • There is no need for all of the rudeness toward this fandom. If you didn't hate Clace during their dilemma then why all the hate for Rizzy, that will surely beat their current addiction. Everyone should be respectful, regardless of your views. No ship is perfect and usually have problems of their own that need to be addressed. With time a ship can evolve and become better because of their previous issues. In the end a ship can become a beautiful thing, mirroring those of Clace and Malec in the end.
  • credit to @outlawsandcircles for proof reading and improving my post.
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anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm really interested into getting into witchcraft and such but, i don't know where to start,,, do you know any reliable sources or blogs that can help me learn and take my first steps in it?

Welcome to the community! How nice of you to ask! I also found it hard to find a place to start as well. I am a fellow baby witch, so I am not as knowledgeable as most, but of course, i would love to share some of my favorite blogs and places I’ve found to be incredibly helpful in starting my journey!

https://witchy-woman.tumblr.com/ Witchy-Woman is known as the witch mom of Tumblr. Hers is one of the very first blogs I found after I started diving into witchcraft. I really found her helpful and easy to talk to (ive sent a few anons since I was nervous!) and she has some amazing tips and ideas as well as these really cool spell jars, which I LOVE!

http://orriculum.tumblr.com/  This blog is another one of my favorites, of course, it’s so hard to choose just one favorite, but they’re definitely at the top. General spells and easy beginner stuff. They are also very very friendly and will answer questions you may have for sure!

http://nightshadeandroses.tumblr.com/ I absolutely adore her! She is sassy and has plenty of her own content, spells and such, as well as helpful information. Definitely check her out!

http://naomi121406.tumblr.com/  So this is a blog I literally just found a few hours ago and she is great! I’ve found some wonderful content for new witches on things such as energy and element practice, as well as sea witch things, if you’re interested in that. (Still in the process of checking her out!)

http://ivythewitch.tumblr.com/ Probably the first blog I found when I started my witch blog. They are also very helpful and are more than willing to answer your questions, no matter how stupid you might think it sounds, they never make you feel bad. I love their blog so much!

Also check out books by Scott Cunningham (he writes a lot of Wicca material but he’s really helpful) and go ahead and check out this website if you’re interested in Wicca: 

https://www.wicca.com/ This is wiccan, however, it helped me discover the difference between witchcraft and Wicca and what path I wanted to go on.

***I also would suggest just a general google search as well, just to see what else there is out there.***

I follow about 24 witches right now ( and I believe maybe a few people who are Wiccan), these are just the five blogs I really follow closely and interact with the most right now (but there are so so sooooo many wonderful blogs and websites out there!) ~ I know its a little nerve-racking when you start but reading and reseaching is one of the most important things you can do. I would suggest starting a side blog or perhaps a book (usually called a Grimoire or Book of Shadows) to write down everything you’ve learned if you are really serious about getting into witchcraft. And of course, check out other places than Tumblr. I love the community here, but I also have read a few books as well as websites and I have a couple co-workers who practice that have told me a few things.

***Keep in mind that I am not an advanced practioner and cannot give you a lot of advice in your actual practice at this point (since I’ve barely cast any spells myself) but I can give you the tools and I would love to work together to discover our paths together! Good luck on your journey!


anonymous asked:

hi i just started reading watercast and it's really good! i just was wondering what the significance of wing-touching is? is keith and shiro touching each other's wings up like a sexual thing? is this fic sheith as well as klance??

Wing grooming is intimate but not necessarily sexual. I don’t know what it is with this fandom but I think there’s an over readiness to confine affection to sexual and romantic.

So you have wing grooming between parents and children which is very much an affection and positive contact ritual.

You’ve got wing grooming between friends and between siblings; and you have grooming between lovers.

There’s lots of different kinds of grooming - like you’ve got rhe health oriented sfuff right, or just surface pats. You’ve got massages and what not. There’s a whole spectrum (just like normal human gestures like hugs have a huge spectrum right). The feather tucking (tucking your own feathers into someone else’s wings) is also an affectionate gesture type thing. Often it’s romantic but not always. Keith never had anyone really to do this with and so Thafs also another way shiro and him r v close. Keith is lonely I think.

As a general rule you don’t touch a strangers wings and you definitely don’t stroke feathers / card your fingers thru. Feathers aren’t erogenous as such (cf. merfolk and the base of their nose).

If you want, think about it like how people play with each others hair. 🙏🏼 but yeah. It’s intimate and shiro and Keith are very close, but here it’s not sexual.

anonymous asked:

She deadass expected it to be smut in there like in the first page with that 'i just wonder how dark this gets' line and then she actually started to read it out loud like what???!?! and your it's safe for work katie please this is the first time we're meeting 😂, i'm losing my mind over this whole thing

lmao that was the only thing that i DID think about beforehand – i know people usually auto-associate fanfic with smut, and i was like, oh lord, she’s gonna hear ‘fanfic’ and go there – and she totally did. so i was ready with the sass…but she sassed me back even better by READING IT lmaooooo it was a lot. i just can’t believe i joked around with katie mcgrath?????? what?????? 

This isn’t how I wanted it to look like and what I’m about to write isn’t how I had planned it out. 

First, I just want to thank everyone for sending me messages last night so that I could make this. Thank you for being brave. It was difficult to read and way harder to see in front of me like this. 

The reason why I asked everyone to send me their negative thoughts is because May is Mental Health Awareness month and I think it’s important to talk about the things that are difficult to talk about - even if it makes us feel weak and/or ashamed. Especially if it makes us feel that way. I know it can feel like an individual experience, and in some way it is, but we are not alone. Furthermore, we would never say those things in the picture to a friend but somehow we think it’s okay saying it to ourselves. And we really have to be a tiny bit better at shushing those negative voices that we have come to believe are our own. We were not born self-loathing or self-hating. I want to believe that there’s a better voice, a far better one, that will tell me that things can and will get better - that I’m enough.  

I struggle, especially today, and I wonder if I’ll ever be able to change things. I wonder if I’m unlovable because I have panic attacks. I wonder what’s on the other side of fear, if my real life starts there, or if this is as good as it gets.

I know I’m not alone. I also know that you reading this aren’t alone either. 

So today and always, be kind. Be kind to yourself and those around you.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I don't know if you're taking request or not, but I love your HP killugon AU! Its so interesting! I was wondering if you'd write something where either Killua or Gon accidentally makes/drinks a truth potion?

I’m sorry this is so late ^^; I really like the way this turned out though, so I hope you do too!

Harry Potter au! :D Killua and Gon are in their sixth year here, its towards the end of the school year though

Other killugon Harry Potter au drabbles: one (also sixth year) & two (third year) & three (end of fifth year)

(in case you were wondering, Killua and Gon start dating sometime during their sixth year. But that’s a story for another time ^-^)

(continuation to this drabble can be read here)

“…you drank…a truth potion?” Killua asked incredulously.

“Yep!” Gon said with a beam.

Killua raised both eyebrows. Of course. Only Gon would be stupid enough to drink a truth potion on purpose and then proceed to brag about it. How Gon passed his O.W.L.s was a mystery to him.

“I’m not sure if I believe you,” Killua said and Gon’s face fell. “I mean, you could just be saying that you drank a truth potion, right? Plus there’s the fact that you blurt out whatever comes to mind anyway- I probably couldn’t tell if you drank a truth potion because you’d act the exact same. Truth potions would be useless on you.”

Gon puffed out his cheeks. He leaned forward on the Ravenclaw bench, where he and Killua were currently sitting on sideways so they could face each other directly, and said, “Ask me a question, then! One you don’t think I would answer if I didn’t have a truth potion.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yeah! That’s the only way you’ll believe me.”

Killua didn’t get why it was so essential for him to believe Gon, but whatever. Gon was weird even in normal circumstances. Killua was just glad that the Great Hall was only half full at this time in the afternoon. It would be so embarrassing if anyone else heard the ridiculousness of this conversation.

“Okay.” Killua inched forward too, close enough Gon that their noses brushed. “Then tell me, Gon: who stole my Risky Dice that I won last year in that duelling competition?”

Gon’s eyes bulged and Killua smirked. There. That hadn’t been hard. Now all he had to do was watch the obvious struggle going on in Gon’s expression. It was kind of funny the way Gon’s face was turning purple with the effort to hold back the truth-

“Okay, it was me!” Gon burst out. “I did it! You were getting too addicted to the Dice and I- OW, Killua!”

Killua had hit him over the head with his Herbology textbook.

“Do you know how long I wanted that thing?!” Killua hissed, hands curling into claws. “It took me weeks to find someone willing enough to give it up!”

“I’m sorry,” Gon whined. “I won’t do it again, I promise!”

Killua scowled. That wasn’t nearly good enough of an apology. Who knew when he’d find another Risky Dice?! And there was no point in getting Gon to tell him where he’d put it, either; Gon would’ve sold it or thrown the thing in the Forbidden Forrest or some other bullshit place like that so Killua couldn’t get his hands on it again. Damnit.

Gon was still looking at him, lower lip trembling pitifully. Something in Killua’s chest twisted at the sight.

He sighed heavily. “Stop doing that stupid puppy-dog pouting thing. I swear I won’t hit you again, okay? Why would you even let me ask you something like that if you’re on a truth potion?”

Gon brightened instantly. “You believe me, now?”

“Uh. Well, I know you wouldn’t confess to me that easily if you weren’t on a truth potion, so…I guess, yeah. I believe you. Why do you ca-”

“Because!” The Slythern snatched Killua’s hands and squeezed them tightly, smiling at Killua like he was the most precious thing in the entire world. “I have something to tell you!”

Warmth exploded in Killua’s cheeks. He would never get used to this, no matter how long they’d been dating.

He let out a long breath. “Okay. So tell me, then, and-”

“Killua,” Gon said softly, eyes shining like melted gold. “Killua, I love you.”

All thought in Killua’s brain vanished. His heartbeat suddenly catapulted into overdrive as all available blood abruptly rushed to his face. Killua was left utterly  speechless; he just gaped dumbly at his boyfriend like an idiot while a weightless kind of euphoria washed over him.

Had he heard that right? Had Gon really just said he loved him?!

“You never believe me when I tell you that,” Gon said, sounding a little sheepish. He glanced down at their interlocked hands and affectionately rubbed his thumb against Killua’s index finger. “You always have this really skeptic expression on your face. So I figured if I drank a truth potion and said it after, that you would have to believe me then!”

Killua shut his mouth and swallowed thickly. 

“You…you drank a truth potion just to tell me that you l-love me?”

Gon nodded. “Yeah.”

“That’s. That’s so stupid!” Killua exploded. “Only an idiot would do something like that! What if you had weird side effects to the potion?! What if you were tricked and what you drank wasn’t a truth potion at all?! You didn’t have to go so far to-”

“I did, though!” Gon said stubbornly. He tugged on Killua’s hands and Killua yelped when he nearly fell forward into Gon’s chest.

Soft fingers grasped his chin. Killua’s heart stuttered as he found himself gazing into Gon’s gentle and beautiful eyes.

“I wanted you to know the truth, Killua,” Gon said and the soft way he spoke Killua’s name made something inside his chest shudder. “So the risk was worth it. I had to tell you that I loved you, not just because you’re my best friend but also because you’re beautiful and smart and funny and deserve everything that’s good in life.”

Killua struggled to inhale. Gon’s breath brushed against his lips and Kilua’s head swam.

Gon said plainly, “I love you. And now, after this, I won’t need a truth potion to prove it.”

Then he kissed Killua’s lips and Killua melted into Gon’s arms.

(continuation here)

beastofhearts  asked:

New follower here! I read your last replied ask and i was wondering...what is HPMOR? and what is the Discworld books? Another saga?

HPMOR is Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, also known as The Fic That Must Not Be Named because some of its fans (who like to call themselves “Rationalists”) are fucking terrifying and tend to dogpile people who criticise it or its author. It’s on FF.net. Read it with caution. It has an interesting premise but it rapidly starts going against both the rules and the messages of canon as well as just… changing canon in general so the author can make up SCIENCE reasons for magic… even though magic has already been scienced successfully.

Discworld, on the other hand, is fantastic. It’s a world created by the late Sir Terry Pratchett and while some of his early books are… flawed, he improves so much over the course of so many books. Not all of the books cover the same characters, there’s multiple arcs, and multiple settings, the Disc is a flat world which is held on the shoulders of four elephants standing on the back of the turtle, travelling through space and - in it’s own canon - only exists because of magic. It’s hilarious. I started with Making Money (how one of the biggest cities on the Disc develop paper money) then went back to Going Postal (how one of the biggest cities on the Disc gets it’s postal service up and running, also featuring a criminal learning how to think of people as people, and dealing with corruption), and then I went to Thud! which is about the centuries-long war between Trolls and Dwarves and societal prejudices and societal and religious intolerance and identity and it’s so good, ok it’s so good. Then there was The Monstrous Regiment which covers a troupe of soldiers told from the perspective of a lass named Polly who signs up pretending to be male because otherwise she wouldn’t be allowed to sign up and over the course of the story various OTHER characters are revealed to ALSO be female and basically the majority of their militaries High Command turns out to be disguised women (and some who may be trans, there’s a general implication with some characters that they may just… prefer to be wearing the trousers and be called “Sir” than “Madam”. There’s also a big implication of lesbians. A very big implication of lesbians).

Pratchett also has the Witches series which is what I went to after this, specifically Tiffany Aching’s arc, which starts with The Wee Free Men, in which Tiff marches into Fairyland to get back her brother and also hits the Queen of Fairy in the face with an iron frying pan. She’s like eleven years old or something, it’s amazing. After this she begins training to be a witch. There’s also the Watch arc which is just… it’s centred around Vimes who is the most grumpy, curmudgeonly, angry, furious, drunken man in the city and he just… does his job. Works for justice. Knows he has flaws and tries not to let his prejudices affect things. Starts to cut back on his drinking. Starts to turn the Watch into an actual force. In Thud!, by the time of that book, he’s so so so anchored into this, an immortal demon spirit that everyone who knows of it fears is afeared of him! Because when the Summoning Dark tries to eke out the dark of him and make him do evil things Vimes has his own watchman inside his head to keep him from doing these things. To quote the book:

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? Your grace.”

“I know that one,” said Vimes.  “Who watches the watchmen? Me, Mr Pessimal.”

“Ah, but who watches you, your grace?” said the inspector, with a brief smile.

“I do that too.  All the time,” said Vimes.

And he does. He has a Watchman inside his head and it is so powerful an immortal demon cannot break him. The Watch also has a wonderful lady werewolf named Angua, she is awesome and you will love her.

There is also Death, Death’s Granddaughter Susan, and The Death of Rats. Also The Death of Rats’ friend, Quoth, the raven.

Yes that is a pun within a name, within a sentence there. Pratchett’s writing is full of this.

There’s ALSO the wizards arc, which includes Ponder Stibbons, creator of the Disc’s first computer, and also the Librarian, who, by a fluke of magic, was turned into an Orangutan. And no, he does not want to be turned back. Being a great ape is very handy for getting around a library, apparently.

There is also a book about football, which includes the Wizards playing football, dwarf fashion, more stuff about prejudice, and also a football-AU Romeo and Juliet. No that is not a joke.

There is also Rincewind, he who is known for Potatoes and Running Away. Rincewind is best explained by reading about him. He’s one of those characters. He also has a many-legged and -toothed Luggage. Sometimes it eats people.

Oh, and there’s also a book where Vimes arrests two different armies, including one from his own country. He also arrests a dragon.

Basically, read Discworld. It’s fantastic. There’s no way I could ever cover all of it’s awesome in one post.