i think that covers everything here

thank you both for such nice messages, I’m so glad you like my art…!! hopefully I can help at least a little bit!

anon 2) my brush settings can be found here!
anon 1) wrinkles can get pretty complex! it depends on the type, weight, thickness, and cut of the fabric, whether the character is in motion, etc; I wish I could get into everything, but it’s a huge subject that I don’t think I could possibly cover…!! but I can at least give you some very very basic tips on building up a dress (and the lace underneath!)

here are some examples of dresses I’ve drawn recently. they might seem complex, but when broken down to their most basic form, they’re actually very simple shapes that follow very similar rules!

are you seeing any patterns between them? while they do differ a bit, they’re by and large made from the same long line that curves into itself and back out. learning where this line goes and how it changes under different circumstances is learned largely through practice and intuition, but there are some steps you can take to begin building a foundation to work from! (or at least to sort of break down the process!)

  1. determine the shape/angle of the dress itself. in this example, I’m using a big poofy dress shown from slightly below!
  2. use this as a guide when adding that curving line from before. think of how the fabric folds, and keep in mind that the direction of the curve (and how harsh it appears) depends on where it falls on the dress and the angle at which it’s being viewed from. in this example, it’s more pronounced on the edges, and is facing different directions on the left and the right sides.
  3. wherever cloth folds, wrinkles appear! wrinkles will be more abundant where the cloth is more compact; in this case, that’s toward the waistline. on a dress like this, a fold will originate at the waistline and radiate downward; this means that on an uninterrupted fold, the line that you draw should (if you were to continue it all the way, which is not always necessary) reach cleanly back to the waist. I added one translucent line to help illustrate this idea!
  4. want to add a lace layer? it’s the same concept!! add your basic curving line underneath, keeping in mind that the cloth above will likely mirror whatever it’s falling over. (not perfectly, but somewhat!) so try to keep it a little consistent!
  5. details are easy now!! you can add any sort of lace pattern you want by just tracing over that first line! I used a basic scallop shape here
  6. want even more lace? just repeat step four as many times as you want underneath your last layer of lace!

once you get the hang of this part, figuring out more complex stuff gets much easier! I’m not great at explaining things, but hopefully you were able to come away with some kind of new information, haha…!! I’m wishing you both the best with your art!!!

anonymous asked:

Do you by any chance have cc wedding gowns? If so, what are your faves? x

thanks for waiting ten years for this anon!! here are my fave bridal dresses even if some aren’t very typical ahh 

  1. femmeonamissionsims’ diablo dress
  2. beocreation’s lily dress
  3. beocreation’s anveay’s dress
  4. beocreation’s cindy dress
  5. pickypikachu’s crescendo dress

other lists I’ve done can be found here, I think I’ve covered the bulk of everything I could possibly do, if there’s still one not there that you want - go ahead and hit me up :’-)

about shiro not backing keith’s story in bom: i think there’s other factors that a lot of people overlook. namely, the fact that shiro’s response isn’t just him reacting to an isolated incident–its him finally putting together the pieces after a long time of dealing with constant doubt and concern. because he knows something’s up with keith. in season 2, he’s the only one that does. on two separate occasions, he takes keith aside and tries to talk to him, to ask him what’s wrong, to try and get him to open up. and every time keith shuts him out? you can see the fear on shiro’s face, can see that he feels like they’re slowly drifting apart and he’s losing keith

these two strike me as friends who probably used to tell each other everything. so the fact that keith is refusing to talk now, that he’s forcing this distance between them? shiro doesn’t know what to think. and when he sees keith has this alien knife and is maybe part galra? maybe isn’t even from earth at all? shiro is very quickly finding out that this person he’s very close to, someone who he thought he knew everything about, is quite literally becoming alien. his best friend is suddenly a stranger, and he’s questioning whether he ever even knew him at all  

looking at shiro’s face here, he looks just as panicked as keith. despite how good he is at improvising and acting, he doesn’t even have it in him to scrape together an excuse or cover story. he’s genuinely shocked, and just blurts the words out without thinking. “I…I don’t know”–he hesitates, stumbles. he’s seeing the person he thought he was really close to in a whole new light, and he doesn’t know how to handle it

and keith? when he’s down on the ground, the first thing he says is “Shiro, you know me.” becuase he’s trying desperately to bridge that gap, to make shiro see–to prove that, even if keith’s going through some shit, even if he doesn’t know who he himself is, he hasn’t changed. the person shiro knew is still the same. 

also, look at shiro’s face after that exchange. that doesn’t look like someone who just sold out or distrusts their friend. he takes the time to look at keith and kinda check in, to see how vulnerable and scared he looks (scared because he thinks shiro doesn’t trust him)

before he goes right back to glaring and confronting the bom

he then tells keith theyre leaving and starts walking away. he realizes there’s some kind of conflict here between keith and the bom, so he tries to separate them. if he really didnt trust his friend, he would’ve insisted he either 1 hand over the knife or 2 started asking a bunch of personally invasive questions–after all, this is the person that insisted on morally grey mind control interrogation to extract information from a galra. 

instead, he sees how honestly hurt and confused keith looks, so he gives him some space and tries to quickly remove him from the situation 

and when keith insists on staying? shiro’s worried look in the background there? even if he doesn’t understand what’s been going on with keith all this time, he’s clearly concerned, clearly cares. he backs off a bit and let’s keith say his piece, because he realizes just how much all this means to him. shiro doesn’t interfere again until after he hears keith’s life will be on the line, and immediately tries to get him out of there 

he goes right up to keith’s side when he tries to reason with him, and we get a repeat of that shoulder touch thing these two do so much. shiro especially does this to keith a lot, and it honestly seems like a kind of grounding thing. he reaches out to keith, tries to tell him that whatever’s going on his life isn’t worth it, holds onto him to offer some kind of comfort. the way shiro tries to convince him here reminds me a lot of that thing joaquim said in an interview, about how “shiro is sort of the only thing that can really calm him down and keep him in check.” shiro very much tries to do that here, sees that keith is angry and upset and tries to keep him from making a reckless decision. 

was shiro really taken aback and hurt initially? i think so, yes. but once he kinda has a bit of time to recover and think things through he’s still thinking of keith and trying to help him as best he can–this is also why he doesn’t try to stop him again until it’s absolutely necessary, because he respects keith’s volition and understands the importance of that autonomy. when push comes to shove, regardless of the situation, shiro still steps up to protect keith 

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ALL THE COMIC PAGE DRAFTS FOR THE SWAINGELS ARE FINISHED!

the first two that you see are in the inner cover pages!! KAZOOS

and those other two pages you see are “intro” pages i decided to add in last-minute

now i have to do all of these pages in high res, a couple of part separation pieces, layout, and then it should be totally done!! I’M EXCITED!

A Scarecrow For God

by reddit user survivalprocedure

“Can I take your picture?” Larissa sat a few feet away from me on the grey velvet sofa as I aimed my iPhone towards her. I stared at the screen intently for a moment before shifting my focus, looking over the brim of the phone at her defeated, hopeless state portrayed by bloodshot eyes.

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raeganishere  asked:

Hello! I've recently been obsessed with shaved hairstyles (Because I want my hair to be shaved irl tbh) So what are your favorite shaved or part shaved hairs? Thank you!

shaved hairs are so beaut alksjdlask it was hard to narrow it down!! thanks for asking :-) 

  1. grimcookies’ parker hair 
  2. enriques4′s puk hair
  3. witch-hammer’s reuben hair
  4. wildlyminiaturesandwich’s kristin hair
  5. wildlyminiaturesandwich’s bittersweet hair

other lists I’ve done can be found HERE, I think I’ve covered the bulk of everything I could possibly do, if there’s still one not there that you want - go ahead and hit me up :’-)

the ‘Blue Diamond Shattered Pink’ theory

I feel like a lot of people jumped to the quick conclusion that ‘Yellow Diamond shattered Pink!’ without really considering the fact that it would be (in my opinion) a pretty weak plot twist, at this point.

so I’m here to to offer my theory as to what actually happen. of course, we know the crewniverse likes pulling the rag from under our feet whenever we think we got things covered, so this is the best scenario I could think of as for the latest Wanted special.

So, by the end of The Trial, we’re all led to believe Pink’s shattering was an inside job, at least partly. i look at the plot from a storytelling stand point, therefore, it makes no sense to me that after everything Steven had to go through in the last season, since finding out about Rose’s dark secret, they would just… cancel it like that. it’s a cheap way out, and I don’t believe the crewniverse would do that, especially after the massive effect this twist had on Steven’s character arc.

Originally posted by badpearlasrepressednerd

What I do believe ‘The Trial’ was trying to do is make us question HOW Rose shattered Pink diamond, because it’s clear that the official story sounds super sketchy. I believe she used the power of another Diamond and turned it against Pink, leading to her shattering. This story would be stronger because: a) it doesnt take away Rose’s responsibility and DECISION to preform the act, therefore, not cheapening Steven’s arc in season 4. b) It would make sense for the Diamonds to cover up the real story, because knowing they were manipulated (somehow) to destroy one of their own would make them look weak in front of their subjects. c) It leads to a lot of guilt on the diamonds’ part, which is an incredibly interesting emotion to have in villains (most villains are portrayed as remorseless). also, this mural

So who’s the guilty diamond? I know everyone is already screaming Yellow! and White! at the screen, but actually… i believe it’s Blue Diamond. and she doesn’t know that.

Why, you ask? because I believe it would make the strongest story. She’s the least suspected Diamond, so the surprise element is there. She’s not aware of the actual story, and it drives her insane, and makes her look for answers as to what really happened. Yellow, on the other hand, doesn’t want Blue to find out, because she knows realizing the truth would crush Blue. She’s already barely functioning, and she’s not even aware she had had direct involvement in the murder. So Yellow plays along with Blue’s investigation, and tries to finish it as quickly as possible so Blue could move on without finding out the truth.

idk, this seems like a stronger motivation to me than ‘Yellow decided to plot against Pink because Pink liked hoo-mans, and then decided to pretend like she feels grief to manipulate Blue’. Theories that blame Yellow for murdering Pink (whether directly or indirectly) forget that that’s also a bad story-telling decision, since ‘What’s the Use Of Feeling, Blue’ was entirely dedicated to explaining to us Yellow’s way of dealing with grief. Saying she’s acting that out would again, cheapen the character.

Back to Blue. So there are two ways she could’ve been involved without knowing about it in the present day:
1) She was indirectly used. She might’ve been the person who called Pink out of her palanquin which led to her shattering, or Rose was using her image to lead Pink somewhere (we know Pink and Blue were close, so if anyone wanted to shatter Pink, they would use that knowledge to their advantage.)
2) She was directly used- maybe she tried attacking Rose, and Rose used her shield to re-direct the attack at Pink- after all,

in that case, Blue didn’t have any intention to shatter Pink but she was fully aware of the consequences, leading to the Diamonds’ later altering her memories, for her own sake, rather than to cover up their scummy scheme.

To me, this is the strongest outcome we can get with the information we have so far. No character is doing something ‘for the sake of being evil’, it still acknowledges the Diamonds as actual characters with feelings and motivations and not just plot devices, it makes Rose take responsibility for her actions and the murder mystery is still interesting without cheapening prior plot elements.

I decided to write down my theory after reading this theory, that discusses the possibility of Blue’s memories being altered. so check that out too (if you havent already).

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Hello everyone today i gonna give you some gifts!! Wow thank you all for following me and liking my stuff all of you makes me happy! I thought I would never get to 500 followers but i did it  ☆ ~('▽^人) Yeaaaaaaaah i love you all thanks for everything!! And thanks for downloading my Bands tees for guys and girls!!! Happy happy happy! 

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♥ “ sweet nothing’s ” meme pt 2

part one is here 

  • “i just can’t get enough of you.”
  • “tell me again why you fell in love with me.”
  • “i love the way you moan my name.” 
  • “don’t cover yourself up around me.” 
  • “no one in the world compares to you.” 
  • “everything you do makes me love you a little bit more.” 
  • “you’re everything i’ll ever need.” 
  • “i wish you saw in yourself what i see in you.” 
  • “breathtaking.” 
  • “you’re ever man/woman’s dream.” 
  • “i’ll never get tired of this.” 
  • “i could lay here and look at you all day.” 
  • “stop putting yourself down, do you realize how perfect you are?” 
  • “tell me what you’re thinking.” 
  • “you remind me every day how lucky i am.” 
  • “i never thought i deserved someone like you.” 

anonymous asked:

favorite swimming suits?

i basically only have these and i don’t have any bikini sets (weird)!! hope u find something u like anon :-)

  1. trillyke’s color block swimsuit - a classic
  2. sundayspell’s palm print swimsuit - i’m a sucker for these prints
  3. llen’s 80′s swimsuit - here are two recolours i recommend! one / two
  4. margeh75′s 21 bodysuit - i use as a swimsuit tho
  5. waekey’s double scallop swimsuit

other lists I’ve done can be found here, I think I’ve covered the bulk of everything I could possibly do, if there’s still one not there that you want - go ahead and hit me up :’-)

HAPPIER

HAPPIER | PETER PARKER X READER

based off of an Ed Sheeran’s song, Happier

Feel free to listen to it while reading to amp up you emotion level.

(A/N); Look who manage to put out a story again!!! For the first time, I’ve written a song inspired one-shot, so forgive me if it’s not so good. I’m not super proud of some parts in here, you’ll understand why. I did have to change up a little part of the song to fit the story better, you’ll see it when you reach it. Hope you enjoy! (Also, hmu if ya wanna be tagged in my future posts)

Warnings; a single swear word (I think), and a huge amount of angst

Word Count; 2964


‘Don’t do this—’

‘I’m doing this for you.’

You shook you head, tears rolling down your eyes. 

‘No, Peter. You’re doing this for you.’


Peter had to break up with you. By having you involve in his Spider-Man life—it’s too dangerous. Too dangerous for yourself and everyone around you. He didn’t want to risk hurting you in any possible way.

But, in the end, this did hurt you.

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conceal

Word Count: 1,250

Rating: PG-13

“Bloody hell Joe,” you groaned, leaning closer to the mirror, examining the marks your boyfriend had left everywhere on your neck. They were darker than usual, and they went down your shoulders as well, a few even grazing your collarbones.

“I’m sorry love, I got a bit carried away,” he mumbled, coming up behind you, wrapping his arms around your waist. You rummaged through your makeup bag, frustrated. You hadn’t necessarily planned on you and Joe having sex at his sister’s house, but after the impromptu water fight yesterday, which had left both you and Joe in see-through, soaking wet white t-shirts, the hormones were kicking all day until you could finally escape up to the spare room.

However, the lack of planning had left you without your thickest concealer, which you usually used to cover up. Joe had a habit of leaving the purple marks, and they weren’t seen as professional at work.

“Do they hurt?” Joe’s voice came from behind you again. He was pressing gentle kisses to the few he had left on your shoulder. You could tell he felt bad.

“No, of course not. Believe me, they felt good, I just didn’t really come prepared to cover them. And with us all having breakfast later…”

“Well, my sister is a beauty blogger you know. I’m sure she’s got a billion tubes of that stuff,” he pointed towards some of the concealer in your bag. He was right; she was sure to have a color correcting kit and everything else in her makeup storage upstairs.

“Okay, here’s the plan. You go downstairs and put a spoon under the coldest water you can get, then bring it to her makeup room upstairs, okay?” You gave him a quick kiss and sent him on his mission.


Joe was very quiet as he went down the stairs. Zoe and Alfie seemed to be asleep still, so he crept to the kitchen, doing as he was told with the spoon. It was only then that he realized that Nala was pawing at his leg. That meant she was out of her crate.

Which meant someone was awake.

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The Hated Women of Fandom

Mary Watson wakes in a white room, sitting in a plastic chair. She’s surrounded by girls and women, some of whom are drinking heavily. There’s a banner hanging overhead, which reads Female Characters Anonymous. A redheaded teenage girl pats her on the knee.

“Don’t be frightened. We’ve been expecting you.”

“Where am I?” Mary asks.

The girl raises an eyebrow. “You don’t know?” She spreads her arms out. “This is the place where good female characters come to die.”

Mary frowns. “Oh, because I died in my show?”

Everyone laughs.

“Honey, I wish!” A woman with dark eyeliner calls out. 

“Ignore Lexa. She’s still angry about the bullet thing.” The teenage girl looks Mary up and down. “Then again, you would know something about that, wouldn’t you?”

“About what?”

“Oh, you know. Being killed off for drama. Or in your case, man pain.”

“Don’t get me started on that,” a woman to Mary’s right grumbles. She’s got bright red hair and a shirt that says Supernatural: Was it ever a good show?

“That’s Charlie. She had a good run until the writers didn’t know what to do with her.”

Mary, who’s starting to get an idea about where she is, shakes her head with a little laugh. “No, you must be mistaken. I was a good, strong character. I don’t belong here”

A few chuckles at that. Someone mutters, “I’ve heard that one before.”

The teenage girl gives her a sympathetic smile. “Have you taken a look at the fandom lately? They hate you. Always have.”

Mary frowns. “But–”

“I know it must be hard to understand at first, but let’s face it. You were an imperfect female character. You had flaws and a dark side, which would have been fine, if you hadn’t posed a threat to the Main Ship.”

A cold wind passes through the room. Everyone shudders. 

“The what?”

“Johnlock. The ship of an era.”

“Oh, that,” Mary says with a smile. “That’s perfectly fine! There’s no reason to hate me just because you ship Johnlock.”

“No, it’s not that. Some of the fandom, certainly not all of them, hate you because in their eyes, you’re the thing that’s blocking them from easy access to their ship. Trust me, I have experience with this.”

Mary squints at the girl. “Who are you?”

The girl smiles. “I’m Ginny Weasley.”

“Oh. Oh, dear.”

“Yup. I’m a bit of an old-timer around here. Boy, I cannot even begin to tell you the number of Drarry fanfics wherein I either cheat on Harry with Dean, turn into a monstrous bitch, or simply disappear altogether.”

“Don’t forget the ones where you start dating Neville for no reason!” A woman shouts out.

Ginny laughs a bit. “Those are usually alright. I have to go somewhere, right?”

Mary is starting to panic a bit. “I…I don’t think I understand.”

Ginny nods. “Don’t worry. There’s someone whom I think you should meet.” She pulls Mary to her feet and leads her towards a dark corner in the room. “This girl hasn’t been here for as long as me, but she’s certainly suffered worse. She not only got in the way of a Main Ship, but a canon Main Ship. And a straight one, at that. She’s been shat on, villainized, ignored, pretty much everything in the book. A true warrior of her time.”

Mary starts to get nervous as they approach this girl. She’s seated at a bar, head down on the counter, twirling a paint covered finger around a whiskey glass. 

When they’ve reached her, Mary clears her throat. “My name is–”

“I know who you are.”

“Oh. Well, who are you?”

After a moment’s pause, the girl downs the whiskey in one gulp, and slams the glass on the counter. She slowly turns to fix Mary with a battle-hardened stare. “My name, is Rachel. Elizabeth. Dare.”

anonymous asked:

An updated shoes list would be great, thank you!

here is a new batch of shoes that i’m loving!! 

  1. theslyd’s super star sneakers
  2. madlen’s orlando oxfords
  3. madlen’s zeber flats
  4. theslyd’s marais mules 
  5. theslyd’s chanel slingbacks

other lists I’ve done can be found here, I think I’ve covered the bulk of everything I could possibly do, if there’s still one not there that you want - go ahead and hit me up :’-)

Morning Sickness

Requested: No (Please excuse typos)

Summary: You suffer from morning sickness and Shawn doesn’t know what to do 

I ran a hand through my hair as I placed the last of the dishes in the dishwasher and gripped the edge of the kitchen sink. I hovered over it as the feeling of nausea washed over me. I’ve been feeling the urge to throw up all morning, but it just goes away. I jumped at the feeling of two strong arms wrapping around my torso.

“Morning beautiful.” Shawn said against my neck.

“Morning.” I said with a laugh as he placed a kiss on my neck. I turned around in his arms as he gently pushed me against the sink.

“How are you feeling?” I rolled my eyes.

“The doctor said everything is fine.” I said playfully pushing him away.

“I’m talking about last night.” He said making his way to the fridge. “You were tossing and turning all night. You ok?” He asked grabbing bacon and put it in a pan on the stove.

“Yeah. I just-“ Suddenly a horrible smell filled the kitchen causing my stomach to turn. I covered my nose. “What is that smell?” Shawn gave me a quizzical look.

“Bacon. You love bacon.” He said. I shook my head.

“I think I’m gonna be sick.”  I stated running full speed to the nearest bathroom. Once I got there I quickly opened the toilet, violently tossing up everything I had for breakfast. Shawn came running in after me, a look of concern taking over his face. Once I was done, I sat on the floor leaning my head against the wall.

“Y/n?”

“Don’t come in here. It’s disgusting.” I said weakly.

“Y/n, baby, I’m worried about you.” He said. With that, a wave of nausea crashed over me causing me to hurl over the toilet again. Shawn grabbed his phone out of his pocket and left the room. I leaned against the wall as I took deep breaths as my stomach continued to turn.

Shawn came back and handed me the phone, where I saw his mom looking at me sympathetically. He told her.

“Hey, Y/n. How are you doing honey?”  She asked. Before I could even answer I hurled myself over the toilet once again. Violently tossing up anything that was left. I handed the phone to Shawn.

“Yep. That’s defiantly morning sickness.” I heard Mrs. Mendes say over the phone as I continued to toss up my guts.

“What do I do, Mom?” Shawn asked.

“You have to let it pass. Is there a smell that started it?”

“Just the bacon I was making.” Shawn replied.

“Throw out the bacon and go change your clothes. It has the smell all over it.” Mrs. Mendes instructed. Shawn left the room, taking his phone with him. I returned to my position on the wall and closed my eyes. The sound of Shawn sitting next to me made me open them.

I laid my head on his chest, taking in the smell of him, making my stomach settle.

“Please don’t go.” I asked weakly.

“Shh. I’m not going anywhere. Even if we are here all day. I’ve got you” He said rubbing my back.

And sure enough, we were there all day and Shawn didn’t move a muscle.


02:15 ; chpt. 1

→ pairing: park jimin x reader


→ genre: angst and questionable fluff??


→ words: 2,035 


→ warnings: cheating


→ summary: 02:15 that’s when he’d always go to her and when she would loose her happiness

prologue ; chapter 01

Originally posted by mvssmedia

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Bat-Aunt: Part 5

Prompt: How Bruce Wayne’s life would have changed, with a little sister

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4


The knock on the door pulls you out of your paperwork just long enough to say, “Come in.”

    Your pen only stops scrawling your signature when Barry Allen’s head pops in the door. “This a bad time?”

    You shake your head, and lay your pen down, “Not at all Mr. Allen. Please come in.” He does, taking a seat on the opposite side of the desk from you. Leaning back in your chair you ask, “How bad is it?”

    “They covered their tracks well. It was a pro. Left behind some things, but nothing I could get my hands on. GCPD took everything, and didn’t take too kindly to me being here. I think a call is probably going out to my chief.”
     You scowl, “They won’t make that call if they know what’s good for them. Wayne Enterprises donates more to the GCPD than anyone else. That comes with special perks.”

    Barry raises an eyebrow, and you wince, “That came out worse than it sounds. I only mean that whoever broke in took a very dangerous, and expensive material. One that could cause a lot of harm, I need it found.”

    He smiles, “For the good of Gotham, or before your brother sees the news and tries to get out of bed?”

    “Mixture of both to be honest. He’s been gone a week and the underground has taken notice, things are starting to look bad, and I’m not sending Richard out by himself. No matter how much he begs.”

    “What if I went with him? He knows the city, and I could use the help.”

You bite your lip, “Are you sure?”

He smiles, “I already took the week off. Might as well have some fun.”

You smile, “Then at the very least, I owe you lunch.”

You expect him to fight you on it, instead he says, “As long as it’s not some fancy restaurant with small portions … I need the calories.”

You smile and grab your purse, before walking out with him. You smile at Hilda, “I’m leaving for the night. Mr. Allen was kind enough to agree to have dinner with me.”

She smiles, “Have fun Ms. Wayne.”     Without another word the two of you make you way to the garage. He stares at your car as you unlock it remotely.

“Someone’s got expensive taste.”

You smile, “You’re not the only one who likes to go fast.”

He smiles and climbs in. You navigate the streets of Gotham like a pro. You’d been driving these streets since you were fifteen, and you were fairly certain that you could do it blindfolded.

You pull up in front of a diner, and as you pull into a parking space you realize just how out of place your car looks. You can’t bring yourself to care. Instead you walk into the diner like you own the place, and in a way, you do. You’d been coming to this diner for as long as you can remember.

First it had been Bruce who’d brought you. Once a week, he had persuaded Alfred to drive the two of you into the city to this place where your parents had taken him. He’d been determined to keep up the tradition. Bruce had ordered the same thing every time while you had worked your way through the menu countless times.

The owner knew you better than most of your friends. He always made sure to welcome you personally. It was the same for the regulars. The people who ate here were good, hardworking people. They never asked for anything, and whenever some outsider tried to take your picture they put a stop to it.

They treated you like a regular person and you loved it. Because of their dedication, the paparazzi had yet to find out about this place. It was one of your few safe havens.

When everyone greets you by name, Barry just smiles, and follows you to your usual booth. After a minute he asks, “Come here often?”

You smile, “At least once a week from the time I was three. Bruce insisted. When I turned sixteen, I started waiting tables here. Lew taught me how to run a business. I worked here until I was eighteen, when I took over at Wayne Enterprises.”

“What about college?”

You shrug, “Private school education, accelerated classes. I’d completed my first two years by the time I was eighteen. Thanks to summer classes I was able to finish my BA by the time I was twenty.”

Barry smiles, “Impressive.”

You shrug, “It’s what needed to be done. I’m working on my masters little by little now.” Barry’s smile never disappears, and when Diane comes to take your order, you watch how he treats her. He uses yes and no ma’am, smiles and thanks her.  You can see it’s natural for him. That’s tells you something.

“My friend Iris used to be a waitress. She got hell from some of her customers. It was totally unfair. She’d be on her feet for eight hours at a time, and sometimes she’d have to cover other people’s tables. People left bad tips and were so rude. I never understood it.”

You nod, “I can relate.”

“Can I ask why you did it?”

You lean back into the booth, and shrug, “I wanted to be normal. In those days I couldn’t tell who was fake and who was sincere. Here I was just me, and I knew I could trust these people. I’ve told them secrets that could have made them thousands in the newspapers, but not one has ever been released. When Bruce left for his trip, they became a second family. Plus it taught me the meaning of a dollar, and that all work means something.”

“I worked retail in high school. Well, I worked at a bookstore. There were definitely worse jobs I could have had. Most of the time I just got to talk to nerds like me.”

You smile at Diane as she drops off your food, before popping a fry into your mouth. “Sounds like heaven. On my days off I like to spend time lounging in the family library. Those days are farer and fewer in-between.”

“Things picking up at the company.”

“I’m behind because of Bruce’s accident but no more than usual.”

“What cover story did you come up with?”

You smile, “He broke his leg skiing.”

Barry lets out a laugh, that draws a few smiles. Your eyes catch Diane’s and she mouths the words, “He is adorable.” You shrug.

When the food is gone, Lew comes out. Without a word you scoot over, and he slides in. He gives you a hug and asks, “How you doing little girl?”

“My brother is shaving years off my life, other than that I’m okay.”

“What did that hard head do now?”

“Broke his leg skiing, believe it or not. It’s taking Alfred to keep him in bed.”

Lew smiles, “I bet. Your brother is not one to stay still for long.”

“He’s an idiot Lew. I’m starting to worry about brain damage.”

Lew laughs, “Poor guy, you got the looks and the brains. It’s probably a cry for attention. You coming in your regular night this week too?”

“Of course. It’s Alfred’s one night off. I’ll bring Richard with me.”

“You do that. In the meantime, introduce me to you friend.”

“This is Barry Allen. He’s a friend who’s doing some work for me.”

“I see. You using my place for business lunches now?”

You smile, “I would never. Barry also happens to be a good friend of Bruce’s. He’s even stopped the goof from doing some stupid things.”

Lew nods, before turning to Barry and extending his hand, “Well, it’s very nice to meet you, Barry Allen. Thanks for watching out for her hard headed brother and this stubborn girl right here. I’m Lew.”

Barry takes his hand with an easy smile, “It’s nice to meet you. She’s been telling me all about you and this place.”

Lew laughs, “Well, she’s family. You two stay as long as you like, I’m going to send out milkshakes.”

He’s gone before you can say anything. Barry smiles and says, “I like him.”

Flashes (Part 2)

Summary: Soulmate AU. “The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” - William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 1,831

Warnings: language, fluff, wishful thinking, angst, sadness, borderline depression, sarcasm, discrimination, tw: terrible family relations, shunning

A/N: Well, I did it…at least I tried. The lovely @minervaem challenged me (sort of) to do an angsty story. I’m warning you now, it’s not gonna be pretty.

Lots of reader backstory here. Hopefully it’s not boring!

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Originally posted by heartsnmagic

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The Lego Movie - Sentence Starters
  • "Cover your butt."
  • "Oh, now there's a prophecy."
  • "All this is true, because it rhymes."
  • "That was a great, inspiring legend...that you made up."
  • "Good morning, apartment!"
  • "Ah here it is, the instructions to fit in, have everyone like you, and always be happy!"
  • "Wear clothes. Whoops, almost forgot that one!"
  • "Honey, where are my pants?"
  • "What was I just thinking? Ah, I don't care."
  • "Take everything weird and blow it up!"
  • "Who wants to eat some delicious chicken wings and get craaazyyyy?!"
  • "...I think I heard a whoosh."
  • "I feel like maybe I should touch that."
  • "So you've never heard of the prophecy?"
  • "I watch a lot of cop shows on TV, isn't there also supposed to be a good cop?!"
  • "That guy's not a criminal mastermind."
  • "We all have something that makes us something, and ____ is...nothing."
  • "Am I gonna die?!"
  • "Yes, we've told him he'll live so he doesn't try to escape, but...we're lying to him."
  • "Come with me if you wanna not die."
  • "What are you, a DJ?"
  • "Darn darn darn, darny, darn!"
  • "Oh my g-o-s-h!"
  • "I'm not sure exactly why you'd bring that up."
  • "I never have any ideas."
  • "Blah blah blah, proper name, place name, backstory stuff."
  • "I think I got it. But just in case... Tell me the whole thing again, I wasn't listening."
  • "How scary can someone's office be?"
  • "This meeting could run a little bit...deadly."
  • "It makes me just want to pick up whoever's standing closest to me and just throw them through this window!"
  • "All I'm asking for is total perfection!"
  • "Howdy guys! Come sit on me!"
  • "I don't think he's ever had an original thought in his life."
  • "Introducing, the double decker couch! So everyone can watch TV together and be buddies!"
  • "That idea is just the worst."
  • "Your mind is so prodigiously empty that there is nothing in it to clear away in the first place."
  • "I'm dark and brooding too! ...Guys, look! A rainbow!"
  • "Any idea is a good idea! Except the not happy ones."
  • "I know what you're thinking: he is the least qualified person in the world to lead us! And you are right!"
  • "You are so disappointing on so many levels."
  • "This is not how Batman dies!"
  • "Somebody get me some markers! Some construction paper! And some glitter glue!"
  • "I'm here to see...your butt."
  • "You're telling me that you have a machine to control the universe and you can't listen to tunes in surround sound?"
  • "I want speakers that you can hug with your arms and your legs."
  • "I didn't draw that, is that me exploding?!"
  • "Must be weird. One minute, you're the most special person in the universe. The next, you're nobody!"
  • "Unfortunately, I'm going to have to leave you here to die."
  • "So I guess running around and screaming is normal."
  • "You don't know me, but I'm on TV, so you can trust me."
  • "SPACESHIP!"
  • "What in the world is that? It's adorable."
  • "Do not eat me!"
  • "Why is the dragon on top of the luxury condo development?"
  • "You don't have to be the bad guy."
  • "He's the hero you deserve."
  • "Everything is awesome!"