i think we got all of them

anonymous asked:

Re: Ahsoka's relation to Luke in Imperial Problem Child-verse. Luke's training lineage further confuses things. He starts off under Obi-wan, which makes Luke Ahsoka's lineage uncle and Anakin's brother. Then he goes to Yoda, which means he's Dooku's lineage brother, Obi-wan's grand-uncle, Anakin's great-grand-uncle, and Ahsoka's great-great-grand-uncle by the Jedi lineage rules as we know them. Plus I'm sure he picked up somethings from Dad Vader, which makes the whole thing even messier.

Someone found Han trying to work it all out once with a stylus and a piece of flimsiplast. Leia put two painkillers and a glass of water on the table when he got to Obi-wan.
Luke brought hot chocolate when he got to the Dooku thing.
Han is really hoping that if he and Leia have kids someday (big “if” there, flyboy, first you have to tell her you love her he thinks, as if it weren’t blindingly obvious to everyone), explaining it to the kid won’t be as nightmarish as working it out on paper.

listen i haven’t watched it yet so keep that in mind but i hate the idea of kara & clark fighting lkke ??? why?!! so this is how the “champion of the earth” thing should’ve happened

first of all, they should have been TEXTING throughout the season since we got the tiniest bit of them growing back toward each other in s1 & he was present in ep 1 & 2 so that would’ve been nice. & a couple times kara could have had just flyaway nothing lines abt hanging out w clark & how they’d scared some ppl tussling & theyre pretty sure some ppl think there are giants in the mountains again etc etc. & then one day clark pops by for a visit & hes like hey u up for an arm wrestle? & kara is like yeah alright & she beats him after like twenty minutes of them just like staring at each other (winn is filming) & hes like btw winner gets to be champion of earth & the surprise is like wHAT & Kara slams his hand down & jumps UP she’s like WHAT & hes like lol whoops best three outta five? & karas lkke (ง •̀_•́)ง nO!! i don’t want to be champion of earth & she flies away & winn is like dont go after her she’s faster than u too lmao good thing u have an amazing jawline or she’d just be better in all things & superman is like winn. & winns like yep bye.

& alex calls Kara who zooms by to pick her up & they go & talk abt this & they talk abt what it might mean & how it feels etc & alex is like ok u have to have a proper fight abt it & yeah idk smth that just feels like family

anonymous asked:

I genuinely hope you find happiness in England, and I hope the nhs can help you- free healthcare rocks :> <3

ME. FUCKING. TOO. this year has been a /catastrophe/ for me as someone chronically and mentally ill and not getting the healthcare ive needed…

man like the month i just spent in London w Sam was so good and it was so good FOR me…before i left i was so sick, i didnt think id be able to do ANYTHING while i was there…but it was amazing, being able to be with someone i really loved, who wanted to help me manage all my problems without any complaints (they went and bought a ton of food that i could eat before i even got there bc i have weirdly specific dietary needs lmao) and it was just. so nice. we were able to watch out for each other and we both benefitted from it so much. i was still sick, i still had pain and fatigue and anxiety but i also had THEM and they didnt hold any of my disability against me even once. and after a relationship where i was routinely manipulated as a result of the help i needed just to live with my illnesses, it was…world-changing.

and if i could get good health care ON TOP OF THAT boy oh boy we are in business i might actually be able to really focus on my art again and start living the life i WANT 

anonymous asked:

I've been stalking you and what's the thing between 1D and van? lol

Louis complimented Catfish and Van tweeted back. It was a bit childish, but it wasn’t meant to be like… nasty, I don’t think. Then, because he’s Van and doesn’t think before he speaks and very much values hard work, he said more shit about them in a couple of interviews. NME wrote about it all - click here. I think it definitely got misinterpreted and blown out of proportion. Van doesn’t always articulate his thoughts well. I honestly think he just kind of means ‘look, you guys got handed your careers, and we worked hard for years and years, therefore maybe we deserve this a little more, but at the same time, good for you because I wish it were easy for me too, and I’m glad you like our band, good job lads’ type of thing. You know? There’s another article where you can see he doesn’t legit hate them or anything - click here. Van just likes to stir the pot.

anonymous asked:

Do you think we're ever going to get our Jaime/Brienne kiss? I mean, what if we never do? ☹️

Hey anon, thanks for the question!

First of all please accept my JB support hug :) There, there, I know your pain.

Originally posted by hediespage269

I get your doubts and concerns because I used to have them too, and they occasionally pop up to say hi, especially when certain spoilers claim certain things that I won’t talk about in this post or when the show once again decides to delay Jaime’s “development”… 

But then I remind myself that the crew&directors&actors bothered filming a 10-second-long scene of Jaime making heart eyes at the island on which Brienne was born with no narrative purpose other than underlining the fact that Jaime IS thinking about Brienne. Think about it! There was absolutely nothing that asked for this scene. They could have simply had Jaime ask something else from the captain, or just film him looking out to the sea without saying anything, hell even skip the whole thing and start with his dialogue with Bronn in the cabin. But no, the writers deemed it worthy of the time, and important enough to film (even though I’m pretty sure many of the show only fans didn’t get the significance of this scene). 

This was when I knew that SOMETHING will have to happen between them, and not “just” the massive heart eyes and fabulous chemistry that has become the trademark of the ship, but something that can no longer be explained by words like ‘respect’ and ‘friendship’. Because you know… what’s the point otherwise????? What’s the point of “For Lady Catelyn and…for you”? 

of “I don’t serve your brother, your grace / But you love him…”?

of “He’d fook her, that’s for sure. And she’d fook him, don’t you think? The way she looks at him”? 

of their whole reunion in Riverrun? 

of “It’s yours. It will always be yours”?   (*storms out to the balcony to cry*)

of them waving goodbye to each other? 

bonus:

Originally posted by dunmarron

What is the point in all that if the show won’t give us a resolution, an act of acknowledgement of their mutual feelings? 

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. 

Now, what is the worst case scenario in terms of your question? That Jaime and Brienne will never break the barriers separating them, they will never be able to realise their own feelings and finally see the possibility that the other could actually be feeling the same? Because only in such a situation could I imagine that we don’t get a kiss and/or confession(s), but that would mean that the creators of the show wasted a huge amount of time and money to build something that will lead to a dead end. I am not a big fan of GoT’s writing since season 5 (*cough* euphemism), but I highly doubt they’d be that stupid.

D&D knew from the beginning that Jaime&Brienne’s relationship would evolve to be a lot more than a regular captor/captive dynamic as they start out in the end of season 2. They’ve put great effort to lay down the groundwork and foreshadow their development. I mean…..

Originally posted by iron-salt

Even though I’m mad about how unfairly they’ve handled Jaime’s character (and others too) I have to say that so far they’ve never disappointed me when it came to JB scenes. The writers know this is one of the most popular relationships (if not the most popular) in the story, so they try their best not to fuck it up. They didn’t manage to do/didn’t even try really (so far) to depict Jaime’s emotional separation from Cersei that starts the moment he arrives in King’s Landing in ASoS and is mostly happening in Jaime’s head UNTIL he decides to leave Cersei to her fate, and burn her letter (he literally leaves her to die, y’all, now if this isn’t closure I don’t know what is).

With Jaime&Brienne’s relationship it is different. Them thinking about each other every chapter in AFfC (every fourth line in Brienne’s case) would have been just as difficult to put on screen as Jaime’s inner monologues. But unlike Jaime’s realisation about Cersei and himself, they’ve solved this problem with adding scenes that didn’t exist in the books (instead of ones that were left out) e.g. Bronn being the founding father of every Jaime/Brienne shipper, Tarthgasm, Cersei calling Brienne out on loving Jaime (written by George RR Martin!), the hand holding at Bolton’s dinner, etc… Scenes which also made up for missing lines like “I dreamed of you” or “The white cloak… I was about to say that it becomes you” and maybe even put the relationship into a more romantic frame.

What I’m trying to say is. they’ve spent years with the buildup of this gold mine of a ship, so not giving us (at least) a kiss (as the simplest act of showing that their relationship is indeed romantic, and not platonic as still many view it) would not only be stupid, but it would make the writing inconsistent af. Right now I’m a lot more worried about how they’ll handle Jaime this season.

To sum up, do I think we are ever going to get our Jaime/Brienne kiss?

It’s just that maybe we have to wait a little more… :)

anonymous asked:

(c) not saying that bruce wasn't a father to all of them but i just felt that bruce got to properly fulfill that role more significantly in jason's life compared to dick, tim or damian (like do we even need to go there) or that jason was the favourite child but y'know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ anyway jason/bruce father-son moments kill me.

i can’t meta on ‘favorite’ children the idea of it makes me uncomfortable and i feel it’s damaging. 

i think you’re right that he was more of a flat out dad to Jason, because Bruce and Dick has always been very complex and had to constantly renegotiate and the later kids were just…Bruce did not approach any of the ones who came after in that way, flat out. 

Under the Hood kills me. God, Bruce. Jay.

anonymous asked:

Personally I'm kind of against it too, just because I do like how everything got wrapped up and I'm not a fan of resurrection however if it's something you and the other people would like obviously I will support it wholeheartedly.

(To be honest if I do it I think I will do it for one of the “others” characters (so not the dr1 cast) like Jin, Matsuda, Sato etc. Because we didn’t see them at all so it would be interesting to play them. :)

-mod lili)

So today started out dumb, but this afternoon was AWESOME.

I’m on the porch attempting to construct a railing for the stairs when I notice a weird noise. Like, a kind of droning or buzzing? And it’s getting loud. So I investigate. It’s coming from the neighbor’s yard. 

It is a metric fuckton of bees. I have never seen so many bees in my life. It is a fucking swarm of bees, and I have been reading about bees because I got a wild hair a few weeks back about wanting a hive of my own, but haven’t yet convinced Husbandthing, and there is suddenly a SWARMING HERD OF WILD HONEYBEES IN THE NEIGHBOR’S YARD.

I see postings on the neighborhood page all the time for feral swarm collection, but I also know the guy in the house across the alley just set up a hive. “Hey I think your hive escaped,” I text him. 

He calls me back about three minutes later. Turns out, the swarm he was supposed to get never came; the company went out of business and his order got cancelled, and he’d found out HALF AN HOUR AGO. And he says he’s got a friend who is a professional beekeeper, and he’s going to go pick her up and would it be okay if they came and got this swarm please please please?

So Bee Neighbor and Professional Beekeeper show up and immediately don bee suits. Apparently there is fierce competition for feral swarms, and the swarm in the neighbor’s tree is HUGE, and also twenty feet off the ground, and Bee Neighbor wants them very badly. 

The tree the bees are in is in a yard belonging to neither of us, so we go knock on the door, but there’s no answer. I knock on the house adjacent to it, but that guy’s not home either. Finally, I text the neighbor on the other side of me to see if he’s got contact info for the property owner, who is incredibly shy and in three years has never made eye contact. No luck. 

So…we trespass. We get my extension ladder, and Bee Neighbor climbs the tree while Professional Beekeeper stands on the ladder and walks him through the swarm collection. Turns out, you just shake the swarm into a box, and as long as the queen makes it into the box, the rest of the swarm will eventually follow. Bee Neighbor has never collected a swarm before (this is, in fact, his very first swarm of bees ever) and it takes the two of them the better part of an hour in the tree trying to shake the swarm into the box. 

Bees eventually get into the box. Bee Neighbor gets out of the tree without dying, and Professional Beekeeper examines the swarm and makes pleased noises. At this point, the box is the neighbor’s driveway, and about two thirds of the swarm is still milling around the box all confused. Since the neighbor isn’t home and we can’t contact him, he risks coming and parking right in the middle of a huge cloud of bees. Professional Beekeeper doesn’t want to move the box too far away, because we risk the milling bees losing the queen’s scent and never going into the box. An equidistant point between the current location and Bee Neighbor’s yard is the top of my recycling bin. 

So they put the box of bees on my recycling bin, and I text Husbandthing.

Now I have a box of bees that I am babysitting. They’re being all lazy and dopey and bumbling around. I think I might be in love. Bee Neighbor will pick the box up later tonight and put them in his hive, and then the bees will be MY neighbors too!!

THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST DAY EVER

just some random headcanons about Peter growing up on Yondu’s ship
  • Yondu teaching Peter to fly and pretending Peter messed up when he didn’t (“No NO, you shouldn’t have pressed that button, boy!” “WHAT?!” “It’s the self-destruct one, all Ravager ships got it!”  “You should have told me; I didn’t know! What do we do!” *Yondu cracks up* “Just  playing with you, take it easy, kid.” “YONDUUUUU!!!!!”)
  • Yondu taking Peter to all sorts of cool planets and pretending they’re there for practical reasons but he actually just wants Peter to see them cause he thinks he’d like them.
  • The crew celebrating Peter’s birthday and Kraglin making a birthday cake which comes out really messed up (like, frosting melting and layers sagging and shaky writing) but it means a lot to Peter even though everyone makes fun of it
  • Peter finding an old jacket of Yondu’s that he really likes but it’s too big so he resolves to work out until his muscles get big enough for it to fit and that’s the real reason he’s so in shape
  • Yondu teaching Peter to shoot and regretting it when Peter uses some of his dashboard figurines for target practice
  • But then Peter feels really guilty and buys him some new ones
  • Yondu always thinking up something to critique when Peter tries to show off to him so Peter always thinks Yondu wasn’t impressed but then one of the crew members mentions how Yondu’s always bragging about him when Peter’s not around
  • So Peter doesn’t let Yondu hear the end of that for weeks
  • Storytime with the Ravagers - Peter retelling (and sometimes reenacting) movies from Earth. “So this one’s called Indiana Jones…”
  • Peter wanting to have some Earth food, only they can’t find all the ingredients and then one day Tulk brings back the coveted ingredient of **PEPPERONI** and they have a pizza party
  • Peter exaggerating how much parents on Earth buy for their kids because every time he talks about it he seems to find some new piece of tech in his room which Yondu always denies is from him (“Me? Why would I buy you a new blaster? You’re plenty spoiled already, brat.”) but Peter is totally onto him
  • None of the crew can sing but they all know Peter’s music and whenever he’s in a bad mood someone conveniently starts humming one of his favorite songs and it’s so bad it always makes him laugh.
  • Peter sneaking a pet onboard and everyone keeps it a secret from Yondu because he has a strict no-animals rule but then one day he comes in to find Kraglin and Peter playing with it and they both totally freeze up (Kraglin starts stuttering an explanation and Peter tries to hide the animal) but Yondu agrees to let them keep it (pretending to be angry about it even though he doesn’t really mind) as long as they clean up after it and don’t let it cause any trouble. He takes care to leave them with the impression that he’s doing them a huge favor and he’s not happy about it.
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gif request meme [fvckinggallaghers requested] star wars + favorite platonic relationship(s)

↳ “Chewie, this won’t help me. Hey! Save your strength. There’ll be another time. The princess, you have to take care of her.”

Steven’s Mental Health in Season 4...

…and why he didn’t save the Rubies, unbubble Bismuth, or confront his feelings about Jasper.

Because there is a reason, brought to light by the events of I Am My Mom, and it fits rather well with Steven’s character as of late.

Throughout Mindful, he doesn’t want to think about what he’s gone through because his personal trauma from it is just too great. But then it all comes crashing down at the end, and he forces himself to confront it, right?

Well no, actually. At the end of the episode, Stevonnie just lands in the field and smiles at the sky. At the time, I criticized this for being a quick resolution, but now I realize that that was never a resolution at all: It was just Steven burying his emotional problems even deeper so that not even Stevonnie could be affected by them.

That’s why he doesn’t immediately go to make amends with Bismuth or Jasper or Eyeball: The traumatic stress he associates with their encounters override any sense of empathy he has towards them, and he subconsciously tries to forget so he doesn’t feel that guilt and can just go back to the way things were before (much like a certain singing Diamond he’s heard so much about…)

I think that once Steven’s mental state improves, he’ll consciously try to make amends.

Take a look at the next time Steven’s issues came to a boil, Steven’s Dream: This time, all it takes is a simple question from Steven and a panicked outburst from Garnet to drive Steven into an angry rant about “everyone lying” to him. The problems from Mindful were still eating away at Steven, he probably just didn’t realize it because he was pretty much avoiding those thoughts altogether, and for a while, it was working.

So, Steven goes to Korea, Greg gets kidnapped, and now Steven has a whole new set of things to be guilty over. No matter how justified his actions might have been, Steven’s biggest character flaw is his guilt complex, so he inherently feels responsibility for what happened. (And this isn’t recent, we saw a glimpse of it in Message Received when he blamed himself for Peridot’s supposed betrayal)

However, in the episode Steven’s just too busy worrying about his dad to hear “Oh Steven we’re so sorry” and he rushes them into space. They run into the Rubies and Steven does say “We’ll pick them up on the way back” but pay attention to his tone of voice: It doesn’t sound like he’s saying “Oh no they’re out here we have to save them,” he’s saying “Yeah yeah those guys yeah let’s get back to work and save dad okay” because Steven wasn’t exactly in the best emotional state at the time. I can completely understand his subconscious just NOT wanting to think about the Rubies at all because the events of Bubbled leaving a lingering negative connotation.

After Steven gets back, he’s forced to confront his demons yet again in Storm in the Room, but hey! Everything’s fine in the end because Greg got pizza and it’s all smiles…

Until we get to Lion 4 and he’s right back in the thick of an existential crisis. Sure, he gets a talk with Greg and this is resolved in the end…but is it?

Because by the end of that very week, Steven is giving himself up to be executed in his mother’s place. And all it took was a small mistake he made long ago, and a scenario in which there were no other immediate options.

So, to answer the question of why Steven supposedly let others suffer throughout season 4, it’s because he is suffering himself. He’s been wallowing in it all season, and he hasn’t done anything substantial about it because in his mind that’ll just make things worse and make himself a burden to others. I mean, look at what happened every time his true feelings rose to the surface:

- Mindful Education: Connie almost fell to her death.

- Steven’s Dream: Greg got kidnapped.

These were things that were resolved in the immediate, sure, but long-term? Steven doesn’t want anyone to get hurt, and he’s been indirectly led to believe that by confronting his problems, he’ll just cause others harm.

So we get to I Am My Mom, and he’s given a way out: Sure, he *thinks* he’s doing it to save the Earth and his friends, but subconsciously he’s doing it because it’s his ticket out of the mess he’s been stuck living in for the past four seasons.

The takeaway I get from Season 4 is that Steven’s emotional issues are much bigger than anyone could suspect, and that a million “Sorry’s,” “It’s not your fault’s,” fusion therapy sessions, and sweet words & smiles can only help him so far.

This isn’t the season of Steven letting people suffer for no reason; It’s the season of Steven suffering himself without anyone taking enough notice to do anything, to the point where he inadvertently lets people suffer out of his own desire to not make things worse.

“Don’t worry,” Greg & the Gems probably told themselves after Bubbled, Mindful Education, and the Zoo arc, “Steven’s fine now. See? He’s happy, he must be fine. We told him it was alright, he must be fine. If there was something wrong, we would know about it. He’s doing fine.”

Well he wasn’t.

okay so like

while i absolutely adore zakk and his friendship with alexa- and okay when i was very young I shipped it too- some of the big problems I have with Zalexa is that 

a) it doesn’t really recognize Adam, who is just as much a part of the trio as either of them and, in my opinion, would be left out so much if Zakk and Alexa started dating. like, they wouldn’t intend too exclude him but he’s already kinda the odd man out sometimes, and if they started dating it’d be even worse

b) Zakk is going through a lot!! Even if the show doesn’t really acknowledge it, he is away from his family and is often really out of place in the future- see any episode from season one, s2e4-8, and like, the opener to season 3- and while he does have friends and has a great time a lot, like, he is not emotionally ready to be in a serious relationship until he starts talking about his problems. (and yeah, I know, most people don’t ship them until they’re teens, but like. It is gonna take Zakk years to open up about his emotional problems.) 

c) After mid-season two, Alexa has a huge weight placed on her shoulders, and it stays during even the disaster of season 3. She’s doing school, student council, ten-ball, trying to make a Time Splicer, and seems to be keeping all the household chores (?? I know this was in an episode somewhere of her like cooking dinner while Zakk and Adam comes back from the movies but I’m not sure where), and like. that’s a lot of stress! unless you have Hadron come back and start acting like a proper parent again, I don’t think she would have enough time to sleep, let alone have a serious romantic relationship with anyone. 

d) her chemistry with Sari from Student Council. That is all

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“All Grown Up!”
Collab with @TheRaikume (from Twitter)


 A little adventure in character design for this week’s newest squiggle art as part of an awesome collab with @TheRaikume from Twitter. Drawing adult versions of our Miraculous heroes. Rai will be drawing Chloe and Marinette while I handled Alya and Adrien; my two favs. Yes!

We were originally supposed to draw them in casual wear but little ole me got swept away in this cool headcanon of mine. Now we all know from the series that Alya plans on becoming a reporter when she grows up. But the interesting thing is we don’t know what Adrien plans to do with his life once he’s older. Right now he’s so focused on keeping dear ole dad happy by being a model that I don’t think he’s ever considered what he really wants to do once he’s become an adult (I mean besides become Ladybug’s one and only devoted lover of course).

That being said, good thing for headcanons and fan theories right? My idea is that Adrien turns to a life of sleuthing and becomes a criminal investigator when he gets older. I found it really interesting that he was more eager to assume the call for heroism than Marinette so this makes me think that maybe all those years of being Chat Noir and defending Paris alongside Ladybug and all the other Miraculous heroes would ultimately inspire Adrien to become a crime fighter in his civilian life as well hence the criminal investigator title.

I also have this idea of Adrien and Alya teaming up from time to time and helping each other out with their individual careers. Of course by this time, they’re also happily married to their respective partners: Adrien ending up with Marinette (naturally of course) and Alya with Nino. It wouldn’t be a perfect grown up Miraculous heroes headcanon without it, am I right folks? ;)

Overall I had fun designing the looks for grown up Adrien and Alya. While Alya’s design is my favourite of the two (again, naturally of course), I must say that I’m most proud of Adrien’s design. I based his facial features off a another fan theory I shared last year where Adrien will look a lot more like his dad Gabriel as he matured; ultimately inheriting his nice high cheek bones.

Alrighty! My half of the collab is officially complete. As I mentioned before, @TheRaikume will be working on her designs for Adult Chloe and Marinette. Definitely looking forward to seeing those once they’re complete. As always, I hope everyone will enjoy this week’s newest Miraculous squiggle art.
Also as today is May 14th, wishing everyone a happy Mother’s Day. Hope you all had a miraculous Sunday spent with your families and giving praise to one of the most special ladies in your lives: mommy dearest.

Till my next awesometastic squiggle art, as always staaay tune for more precious star kids! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

♥ More Miraculous Art by Squiggles

~LittleMissSquiggles (2017)

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“If we thought we were family in season one, it’s nothing compared to season two” - Tina Desai
“I’m loving it. I feel like home. I was missing everybody” - Miguel Silveste
“Tody is actually incredible. We joke that he has season-one energy. He’s not as tired as the rest of us, which is so great because he can come in and put a smile on all of our faces, immeadiately” - Jamie Clayton
“The eight of us are really tight. We can be grumpy with each other in the morning. We can be completely elated, and I think that’s an amazing thing that we can accept all those things about ourselves.“ - Tuppence Middleton
“You know, there’s this cliché thing of, ‘Oh, we’re a family.'but it feels more than just being friends. It seems more than that, because we share a lot of raw moments.” - Toby Onwumere
“There’s something about this year that was so massive and so epic. It feels like the harder the hill to climb, the more nostalgic you are once you get to the other side of it.” - Brian J. Smith
“Whenever I got lonely, they were there for me. And I was there for them.” - Doona Bae
“When we can just look at each other and have that smile on our faces because we know exactly how it felt like, this is what I love.” - Max Riemelt.

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I am so excited!!! This little book (well, 264 pages) has been about 9 months in the making, and it’s finally done. Good grief.

Basically, many of my friends at my undergrad university did Creative Writing with me, and for our final project we had to write a 6k word short story and 2k critical commentary - which, by the way, as someone who has done a Master’s since and written a 20k thesis, was just as hard as writing a standard dissertation. As a surprise to everyone, I sneakily got copies of everyone’s short stories by pretending I just wanted to read them and compare them to mine, and I made them all into an anthology, which I gave to everyone at graduation. It was a really fun project to work on, even though it took ages to proof read the entire thing and design the cover and cry over Word formatting. We called ourselves the Come Along Collective because ‘come along’ was kind of a catchphrase of ours and ‘collective’ sounded professional and artistic. Sue us, we had degrees in this shit.

In June last year, about 3 years after we graduated, we met up (a pretty big deal, seeing as one of us now lives in the US!) and decided to do another anthology. Without the immediate option of including our conveniently timed university dissertation equivalents, we agreed that it would be really fun if we all wrote a short story of between 4-15k words - this is actually why I wrote Here, the World Entire, which appears in this anthology in a slightly shorter form! Since I made that first anthology back in 2013 our friendship group has changed a little, and so one contributor to the first anthology isn’t in this one and we have a new contributor, but that’s OK; it kind of charts the progression of everyone’s experiences since university.

So, over the past 9 months or so, we all wrote a story each, and everyone put their all into their stories, despite being 23-25 now and not having the luxury of time that we used to have, and honestly, the stories are amazing. There’s not a single one in there that I wouldn’t read in a literary magazine. One person didn’t do Creative Writing and was really worried about their story not matching up to the others, but it absolutely does. I did a little cry when I read it because it was so good and the writer didn’t think it was (I think they are now aware that they are actually super talented and should definitely write more). That was one of the reasons I’m so happy to have this physical copy as proof that it’s done, and people who thought they couldn’t do it did do it, and they did it fabulously, because every single person wrote something phenomenal.

There was one person in the group who wasn’t able to write anything because they had a lot going on in their life, and so the rest of us prepared a SUPER SECRET SURPRISE, complete with a secret Facebook group chat (which was literally titled THE ONE THAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO KEEP SECRET) in which we collaborated and wrote a story for her instead so that she would still have a story in the anthology. One person wrote a section, then handed it to the next person, and so on. It turned out to be an absolutely hilarious story involving Emily Blunt as an evil sorceress, Jez and Mark from Peep Show as couriers, and our old landlord as an arch villain. It’s pretty rad, not going to lie. That person still gets their name on the cover because the story wouldn’t have been written without them; we basically tried our best to put that person’s personality into a narrative, and that’s why it’s so weird. They are weird, is what I’m saying.

This whole thing was a massive labour of love for all of us. I was literally proof reading it on lunch breaks, and taking graphic design assignments at work so that I could practice for when I made the cover (which I think looks snazzy, if endearingly off-kilter). Everyone was hugely supportive of one another, giving each other prompts and feedback whenever anyone got stuck, and it was such a fantastic experience to make it from start to finish. I’m so, so proud of the end product, and I’m excited to see what our next one will look like!

I have also prepared a super secret special surprise of my own for everyone within this anthology, which I won’t disclose here just in case any of them happen upon this post. It’s rad, though. I’m excited for everyone to see it.

This isn’t available for commercial purchase or anything like that, but it’s a personal project that’s been taking up a lot of my time lately (in a good way!) and it’ll be kind of sad not to have this to work towards. Still, onto the next thing!

Last night we had an all-camp Harry Potter game. Dozens of fourth graders were sent to run from station to station solving magic-themed puzzles in order to earn their O.W.L.S.

I played Peeves, which meant I got to wear a stupid wig and hide in the woods scaring children, asking them riddles to slow them down. Best job ever, basically.

  • (Jack, Mercy, Reinhardt, and Ana talking)
  • Reaper: HEY! What do you think you’re doing?
  • Jack: Trying to have a team meeting! Thank you very little
  • Reinhardt: Yeah! Team ears only.
  • Reaper: WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE. OF A FIGHT!
  • Jack: AND WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A CONVERSATION, WHAT DON’T YOU GET ABOUT THAT?!?!
  • Mercy: Um, Jack?
  • Jack: Yes, Mercy?
  • Mercy: I think he means that we’re all, in the middle of a fight?
  • (Crowd around them cheers)
  • Jack: Uh… (Sighs) …Reinhardt, just. Hit ‘em with the hammer.
  • Reinhardt: Got it
  • Reaper: Wait… WHAT?
  • (Reaper and his team go flying)
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I think…surprisingly…wolf has aged well as a song? like it started out strong, people were excited to see exo as one group, it got them their first win…then it was all downhill from there. wolf became Wolf™ like it wasn’t even a song anymore, it was both a punchline and a meme. But here we are now…I think people are excited for wolf again? it becomes That Moment at their concerts and just it’s 2013 again welcome back folks…wolf is it