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Abandoned by Disney

(warning: very long story)

Some of you may have heard that the Disney corporation is responsible for at least one real, “live” Ghost Town.

Disney built the “Treasure Island” resort in Baker’s Bay in the Bahamas. It didn’t START as a ghost town! Disney’s cruise ships would actually stop at the resort and leave tourists there to relax in luxury.

This is a FACT. Look it up.

Disney blew $30,000,000 on the place… yes, thirty million dollars.

Then they abandoned it.

Disney blamed the shallow waters (too shallow for their ships to safely operate) and there was even blame cast on the workers, saying that since they were from the Bahamas, they were too lazy to work a regular schedule.

That’s where the factual nature of their story ends. It wasn’t because of sand, and it obviously wasn’t because “foreigners are lazy”. Both are convenient excuses.

No, I sincerely doubt those reasons were legitimate. Why don’t I buy the official story?

Because of Mowgli’s Palace.

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My Heart - Alex Standall x Reader

Request- “she’s clays sister and she has an alternate fashion and music taste and Hannah basically gets them together”

“GET UP Y/N JENSEN!!” Clay was banging on your door and shouting at you. “WE’RE GOING TO BE LATE- AGAIN!” You were surprised the door was still intact.
You groaned.

“…gimme five more minutes…please…” you mumbled into your pillow, dreary and pleading. Getting up really wasn’t on the agenda.

“If you’re not ready in 20 minutes, Y/N, I’m leaving without you.” It was an empty threat, you knew he wouldn’t, but it still pushed you to finally get out of bed.

You and your brother walked to school together, and met his almost-girlfriend-but-not-really Hannah along the way. You and Hannah had been acquaintances before, but ever since her and Clay got closer, so did she and you. Currently, she was attempting to set you up with her friend Alex Standall, a guy you’d had a crush on for a while.
Alex and you were similar. You both had quite quirky looks, and had similar tastes in music. You didn’t mind walking to school with Hannah and Clay because they always included you rather than letting you third wheel.

—-

At lunch, Hannah came to sit next to you.

“Hey, Hannah. What’s up?”

“Nothing much, except the fact I asked Alex to sit with me at lunch.” She smirked.

“Oh- it’s okay if you wanna go sit with him, I don’t mind!” You smiled, trying not to look too hurt.

“No, silly! He’s sitting with me. On this table. With you.” She explained. The lightbulb turned on in your head.

“Oh god! Do I look okay? Have I got food in my teeth?” You frantically smoothed your hair down and pushed up your glasses. She chuckled.

“You look gorgeous.” She reassured you, right as Alex Standall approached the table, and sat down. He eyed you up and down dubiously.

“Hey Hannah, Y/N.”

“Hey.” You smiled sheepishly. Alex knew your name???

You ate lunch with Hannah and Alex, and got more comfortable and the time passed. You joked and laughed and couldn’t stop yourself from looking at Alex at least every ten seconds. What was weird was, most of the time he was looking back.

As you left the lunch hall, someone shouted for you.

“Y/N! Hold up.” It was Alex. It was Alex???

“Oh, hey Alex.” You smiled.

“You got a free period?” He asked.

“Yeah, actually. I was planning on heading to the library.”

“Well, if you don’t mind changing your plans, how about heading out with me?” You’d stopped by the lockers so as not to cause disruption in the hallway.

“‘Out’ where?” You were doubtful.

“Out of school.” He grinned mischeviously. You bit your lip.

Clay will kill me, you thought.

“Yeah, why not.”

—–

You two were sat on the top of a hill somewhere, you weren’t entirely sure how you’d ended up there, but there you were. Alex’s speaker was playing music, and the sun was lowering in the sky.

“So, Hannah’s told me a lot about you.” He began, “but you’re a lot better than she described.”
You blushed. Alex was so sweet.

“What kind of things has she said?”

“All good things.”

“I’d hope so.” You joked.

“So she hasn’t said anything about me?” He asked.

“She didn’t really need to…” you looked away, feeling awkward. He was perplexed.

“Well, I mean, because, well, I already kinda knew a lot.” You avoided eye contact. He decided not to press you, sensing how uncomfortable you were. He moved closer and faced you.

Just then, your phone chimed.

Message from Clay: Where the hell are you???

Message to Clay: I’ll tell you later.

Message from Clay: As long as you’re safe x

Message to Clay: Of course Mr Protective.

You locked your phone and turned back to Alex.

“Sorry, it was just Clay.”

“Your brother? I love that guy.”

“Me too. Sometimes.” You made eye contact again, unable to break once you’d got a taste of their liquid blue.

“Y/N, you’re really awesome. I wish we’d hung out sooner.”

“Really?” You stared into his eyes.

My Heart - Paramore began to play. It was one of your favourites.

“Yeah, you’re different like, quirky, and really cool. But I said that already.” He laughed at himself. His laugh sent tingles down your spine. You weren’t quite sure how to respond.

“Can I ask you something?” He looked nervous.

“Go ahead.” You were apprehensive, it could be anything.

“Can I… Kiss you?” This was not what you’d been expecting. You were completely taken aback.

“Really??” Was your initial response, before you saw the sincerity in his eyes. “I mean, yes! Yes!” You laughed as you both leaned in ignited the kiss. It was a simple peck. You smiled. He cupped your face in his hands and went back for more. It was passionate and desperate, as though both of you were taking all you could. The song made everything all the better. You lay down on the grass, bringing him with you. After a while, he broke off.

“I know I only just met you properly, but it’s feels like I’ve known you forever.” He stroked your cheek.

“I think we can thank Hannah for that.” You made a mental note to thank her every day for the next year, before returning to kissing the hell out of Alex freaking Standall.

Love life tips: Dealing with crushes

So, I hear sometimes people angsting a fair bit about crushes. Fair enough, man, I’ve spent a long time in my day angsting over crushes. I still get crushes - metric tons of them, you have no idea how many people I crush on - but they don’t bother me so much anymore. Here’s my tip:

Stop playing the “imaginary relationship with my crush” games.

You know how when you’re playing sports coaches will always talk about visualization and all that junk? Playing through those scenarios in your mind *has an effect*. It lays down some pathways.

When you spend all that time daydreaming about an imagingary relationship that doesn’t exist, it deepens things, makes them more serious. And when it conflicts with the reality that you *aren’t* dating, that is what, I find, causes the serious pain.

And if you do end up dating them? Then you’ve got the conflict of what you imagined your relationship with them to be like versus what it actually ends up being, and that causes some pain on its own.

I’m not saying suppress the crush. Like, I still think about someone and go “Damn I’m attracted to that person, I really wish they were available/interested/appropriate.” You can think about how awesome your crush is, because let’s be honest - fighting it often is a struggle that just takes up more energy.

Just stop playing the “imaginary relationship” game with people.

anonymous asked:

Hi! How are you? I saw the pictures of your previous trip to Japan. They are awesome. I plan to visit Kyoto this April and I would like to ask which Shinsengumi related places are worth the visit? Are there any places where I can buy Hakuouki related things? Last year I watched the whole Hakuouki anime series (all of the seasons, movies, specials) and I became a fan and I would like to visit the places which were mentioned in the anime. As you were there in April was it crowded? Best wishes, Éva

Thank you! I didn’t post nearly enough of them, honestly, I have so much more to talk about because the whole experience was just… completely surreal, but what is time? 

There are books dedicated to touring Japan to visit significant sites relating to the Shinsengumi, including two Hakuouki ones (one of which JUST came out). Of course, the biggest issue is that this information is all in Japanese and that’s something you’re going to come up against if you want to visit these places. You definitely don’t have to understand Japanese (I’ve heard of people managing) but it honestly helps.

My personal trip started in Tokyo, then we went down to Kyoto, back up North to Aizu-Wakamatsu and then onto Hakodate. We really just focused on many of the big spots but there’s just so much to cover, two weeks was never going to be enough, especially as it was my friend’s first time in Japan too so we had other things to do. 

As to the crowds, being hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season Tokyo and Kyoto were crowded, but I feel like that’s always a thing since it’s Japan, but the more you go off the beaten path, and the Shinsengumi sites kind of are off the beaten path, it’s not so bad. Aizu and Hakodate are definitely not as crowded, especially with foreign tourists. My friend and I were definitely standouts.

As far as being able to buy Hakuouki related goods, if it’s related to the Shinsengumi your chances of finding Hakuouki things to buy is high but it really depends on the location. I had the best luck in Kyoto, Aizu, and Hakodate since… they’re kind of big Shinsengumi hot spots, but we didn’t spend a lot of time in Tokyo for me to really go looking for stuff there. (I will say there is a disappointing lack of stuff in the Animates I went to.) I’ll be going back in April and focusing more on the sites in Tokyo so I’ll have to report back on that.

Here’s some of the major highlights of my trip that might be most worth noting:

**Warning: Long post is long! Click the location names for relevant links!**

Tokyo

Hijikata Toshizou Museum

The Hijikata family residence where Hijikata’s family resided during his lifetime has evolved to include a museum. Since the site is still a private residence, the added on museum is only open during certain days of the year. Typically two Sundays each month. Hino is considered part of greater Tokyo, but it’s quite a hike from the city itself. This is one of those places you have to be prepared to go to and spend a good chunk of your day at. The museum is small and you won’t be there long but it’s a wonderful place to go. The family runs it and is very pleasant to visit with. This is also where you would go to see Hijikata’s beloved sword, Izuminokami Kanesada. 

Sekiden-ji

Being that Hino is Hijikata’s hometown, there’s more than just the museum to visit. Just a few minutes journey from the museum is the Sekiden-ji or Sekiden Temple which is one of at least four places, I believe, with a grave for Hijikata. It’s a temple with a cemetery, containing many members of the Hijikata family, so it’s important to be respectful but it’s easy to find the stone marker and the grave itself is nearby. 

Hino also has a big Shinsengumi festival every year in May. One of these days I’m going to go to it. 

It’s good to wander around the city a bit. There’s so many houses with the Hijikata name plate and it’s clear this town is proud of it’s famous historical figure. I’m looking forward to going back and exploring it more on my own to see what I missed last time.

Itabashi - Kondou Isami’s Grave Marker

Itabashi is where Kondou was executed and after the war was over, Nagakura Shinpachi built the grave to memorialize the commander in 1876. Hijikata’s name is also inscribed on the stone pillar. Nearby is also a grave for Shinpachi as well. It’s a straight shot from Itabashi station so it’s not too difficult to find. The grave honestly is a memorial to the entirety of the Shinsengumi, but being that this is where Kondou was executed, it has special significance for that reason.

Other places to visit in Tokyo, that I intend to visit when I go back this year, include: 

Shieikan dojo - There’s nothing much remaining here beyond a stone marker, but this is the origin of the Shinsengumi and worth visiting.
Ryuugen-ji - Kondou’s body was brought here (sans his head) after his execution and buried. 
Imado Shrine - This site is primarily famous for being the birthplace of the manekineko or ‘lucky cats’ but it’s also significant for being the site of the hospital where Okita Souji was supposed to be recovering from tuberculosis. It’s not his grave or where he actually died though.
Sensou-ji - But his grave is close at the famous Sensou-ji, however, it is only open one day a year.
Chofu/Mitaka City - Birthplace of Kondou Isami and many members of the Shinsengumi. 
Kashio Bridge - Former site of the Battle of Koushuu-Katsunuma, the battle the followed the Battle of Toba-Fushimi and Kondou Isami’s last battle before his execution.

Kyoto

Mibudera / Yagi House

One of the sites of the Shinsengumi’s headquarters, these two places are a must see. The nice thing is that once you find one, the other is right down the same road, practically around the corner. You’ll see big “makoto” banners that signify they’re Shinsengumi sites. The Yagi House does do tours but they will not be in English (hopefully you get the nice man with the strong Kansai accent–he’s super nice). After the tour you get to go to the little shop that’s out in front for some tea and a treat as part of paying for a ticket for the tour. There’s a little garden in Mibudera that you pay 100 yen to get into but that’s where all the statues and memorials are that are the highlight. Including this really neat prayer board:

Nishi Honganji

The second headquarters of the Shinsengumi. It’s HUGE and it’s beautiful. Definitely worth a visit. Seriously, my pictures do not do the size of this place justice. It was immense. No wonder the squad wanted to relocate here. 

Ikeda Inn/Hana no Mai Restaurant

Now the site of the Hana no Mai Ikeda Inn branch but there’s a stone marker outside that states that this is the site where the Ikeda Inn used to stand. You need to make reservations but worth it for a good meal and where I drank my way through the Hakuouki Shinsengumi XD

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle is a good place to visit just because it’s Kyoto and it’s where the Shogun lived when he was being protected by the Shinsengumi. As I recall it’s the site in the Hakuouki game where Kazama and the other demons reveal themselves to Chizuru while the Shinsengumi are guarding the Shogun.

Sanjo Bridge

We weren’t able to make it here, being on a time crunch, but it is near the castle. A site that is also famous to the Shinsengumi and all of Kyoto in general. This is the bridge where the notice was that Sano protected in Hakuouki. It’s also said that there’s a sword wound on one of the pillars on the east side from the Ikeda Inn Incident. 

Shimabara

Our ryokan was here so we got kind of an intimate experience of the area but it’s a nice little area to explore if you have the chance. The infamous red light district, this is where many men, the Shinsengumi included, would go to relax and drink off-duty. The entrance gate is kind of the major tourist attraction but this is where you can find the Sumiya.

Sumiya

This is the ageya famous for being visited frequently by Serizawa Kamo and the location where Hijikata and Kondou got Serizawa drunk before later assassinating him at the Yagi House. It’s also the oldest remaining example of an ageya still in existence. There’s sword marks inside made by Serizawa on the first and second floor. You need to make a reservation to see the second floor but it’s so worth it. We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside (which is pretty typical) but there’s one room that is just covered all over with inlaid mother of pearl and it’s just insane. And they still don’t know how they did it! 

You are allowed to take pictures on the first floor and this is supposedly one of the sword marks from Serizawa:

Our ryokan was literally two houses down from this site and when I realized where we were I might have had an emotional freak out… >_>

There’s soooo many places in Kyoto though, one day I hope to go back and find the others that I know we missed. Fun side-story, one of the things one of my friends wanted to do what do some Shinsengumi cosplay, so he found us a shop that did it and on our last day in Kyoto we dressed up and got to visit the Mibudera in our outfits, it was pretty embarrassing but I’m glad we did it XD

Here, have a picture:

Ironically, it was the one day in our stay that it was RAINING LIKE CRAZY -_-

Aizu-Wakamatsu

Tsuruga-jou (Tsuruga Castle) aka Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle

When Saitou talks about defending Aizu, this is the castle at the center of it all. Tsuruga Castle was the home of Lord Matsudaira Katamori, who is the man responsible for sponsoring the Shinsengumi in the first place. He is the man that they feel indebted to and is basically the man they answered to, ultimately, and this is where he and his family resided. And for me, this is where my fascination with this period in history started, so naturally I had to go back. The original castle had been so riddled artillery fire during the Battle of Aizu, that it was demolished by the new government in 1874. The tenshu, the largest tower of the castle, was reconstructed in 1965 and currently houses a museum on the inside. It really is a must-see for anyone interested in the Bakumatsu and the Shinsengumi. 

Iimori-yama (Iimori Hill) / Byakko-tai Memorial

The Byakko-tai was a squadron of young teenage boys from the Aizu domain that fought to defend Tsuruga Castle and the city of Aizu during the Battle of Aizu. They were fighting along with the remnants of the Shinsengumi that stayed behind (such as Saitou), perhaps not directly though under the same banner of Aizu, but tragically, when the boys saw Tsuruga Castle burning they assumed the castle had fallen and each committed ritual suicide on the hill. While the castle would eventually fall, the tragedy is the boys’ death was premature. At the top of a long path of stairs climbing up the side of the hill (mountain? Feels like a mountain lol) is the memorial dedicated to them. This was the site where I really felt my first interest in the Bakumatsu and the Boshin War blossoming, so while not exactly a Shinsengumi site per se, it’s still related history and worth visiting. 

Hakodate

Goryoukaku

The famous site of the last battle of the Boshin War. Goryoukaku fort is where Hijikata retreats with what remains of the pro-Shogunate forces when they flee to Hokkaido, at the time called Ezo. Now the site is a park that is infamous for it’s gorgeous cherry blossoms. I was sad that unfortunately we were there a little too soon for the cherry blossoms but practically all the trees on the site are cherry blossom trees so when they are in full bloom it is quite a site I’m told. 

The Magistrate’s Office (lower picture) was only recently rebuilt as a museum over the site of the original office and is the location of Hijikata and Chizuru’s infamous kiss in Hakuouki ;) Though in reality it is the last stand of Hijikata and his beleaguered men. Walking through it is rather incredible as much detail was put into the restoration and one of the rare sites that lets you take pictures throughout the interior. They had DVDs for sale that went through the details and the lengths that they went through to reconstruct the Magistrate’s Office and it is beyond fascinating, I purchased a copy and hope to be able to share it some day.

Goryoukaku Tower

Not necessarily a Shinsengumi site historically speaking but if you want a nice aerial view of Goryoukaku Fort this is where you want to go. Also, personally, there’s two wonderful Hijikata statues here that are worth seeing, and a whole blow-by-blow of the Battle of Hakodate that’s really neat and that I have pictures of that I hope to share at some point.

Shomyo-ji (Shomyo Temple) / Memorial Monument for Hijikata Toshizou and the Shinsengumi

Here’s a description taken from the sign on site:

“After joining Enomoto’s army, Toshizo Hijikata (deputy leader of Shinsengumi) was killed in the battle of Hakodate. Opinions are divided regarding the exact location of his burial; Ippongi in Wakamatsu-cho, Tsuruoka-cho, or Eikokubashi in Jujigai. A record taken from the Kongoji Temple in Hino, Hijikata’s hometown in present-day suburban Tokyo, only noted that Hijikata’s memorial monument was erected in Shomyoji Temple in Hakodate. The monument did not survive three fires during the Meiji era, and the present monument was erected in 1973 by volunteers. 

Four others names of Shinsengumi members’, whose tombstones in Shomyoji Temple were destroyed during a typhoon in 1953, were also engraved on the monument.”

Monument Marking the Site of Hijikata’s Death

Located in front of a rather normal office building, this was the end of our pilgrimage, which I’m not a religious person necessarily but the weight of standing here and having come so far, I cried. Finding this was a little difficult but we had managed to get lucky and when I explained to our taxi driver why we were there and what we were doing and he literally drove us to our last two destinations pointing out highlights and patiently waiting for us at each site. It’s really cheesy, I know, but coming here was the pinnacle of a long journey and I really hope I can go back again one day to pay my respects again.

This person’s blog has some great suggestions of things to see in Kyoto relating to the Shinsengumi: 

http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2140320228711779601?&page=1

Of course, as I said earlier, the only downside is that none of it is in English, which is going to be the struggle for anyone really wanting an immersive Shinsengumi or Bakumatsu experience. While you can get around not knowing the language I feel like, honestly, there would be a lot lacking. Especially if you try to venture further North to Aizu or Hakodate, Aizu in particular would be tough for non-Japanese speakers. 

There were so many places to see and since I was not on my own there was just not enough time to hit them all, but these were the major stopping points on our tour along the path of the Shinsengumi. 

Dear Billy, Today I Saw Kong Skull Island

I’m still a bit ill and thus couldn’t risk eating popcorn, but it was so worth it.

Some assorted, mostly spoiler-free thoughts (full review to come after I get a chance to see it again):

  • Cinemasins and Cracked.com will hate this movie, as they always do
  • Like Godzilla (2014), I absolutely loved it even though it isn’t a flawless movie
  • Like Godzilla (2014), its few flaws will be harped on by the fandom so hard that I will become irrationally defensive of it as a result
  • John C. Reilly almost steals the show from Kong in the best possible way - he is one of the best human characters in any kaiju movie
  • This feels like a King Kong story told in the mold of a Godzilla story, and I love that
    • Not just in a “we’re setting up Godzilla vs. King Kong” way or a “Hollywood always copies the formula of a successful film dozens of times over until people are sick of it” way, either.  This movie actually feels very different from Godzilla (2014) while still feeling like they belong in the same universe.  Its approach to monsters and the man vs. nature concept is what particularly feels like a Godzilla thing more than a Kong thing - it’s the first movie to defend the native people and fauna of Skull Island instead of casting them unanimously as monsters
    • I wish the Skull Islanders had gotten more to do, but after marathoning all the previous Kong movies, I’m more than content with them barely getting to do anything so long as it means they aren’t being a horrible racist caricature of various indigenous people.  Especially after the 2005 movie, which, while a wonderful movie in several respects, is definitely the worst of the bunch when it comes to presenting the Skull Islanders as people.
  • The monster designs are ingenious and creative, making Skull Island once again feel mysterious and strange despite how commonplace CGI monsters are these days
  • The monster fights were fucking marvelous and and common.  I am sure people will complain there weren’t enough of them or that some were too short.
    • one of the shorter ones also had one of my favorite “monsters as animals with needs and motivations” moments in the movie that was really funny and endearing and I’m 100% certain people will hate it because it was such a “curbstomp” battle but fuck it sometimes you want to see *SPOILERS OMITTED*
  • By far the best part of the movie for me was the fact that four little kids were sitting behind me having the time of their lives watching an awesome monster movie.  During the end credits (like me and my family, they were waiting for the stinger) they chattered about how they hoped Mothra would be showing up in the Monsterverse next, so they were clearly Godzilla fans who knew they shit rather than complete newbies to the world of kaiju.  I wish I had a movie like this when I was their age.
  • The stinger is SO worth it.
Melancholy Post-PAX Emotions Are Kicking In...Thank You All

I think I get why everyone loves these conventions. As if it wasn’t reasonable enough already, I think I do now.

@markiplier: Yeah, we sadly didn’t meet; I was lucky to run into everyone else, just couldn’t stick around. Nevertheless, other people did, and I’m so happy for them. I wish you the absolute best, and I hope we truly meet in person one day. I hope you also enjoy mine and others’ gifts I brought with me; they were fun to get into a tangible project.

Tyler: You were the first of the content creators that I met, and really lifted my spirits to keep going through PAX with a smile, whatever the matter. You were beyond benevolent and friendly, and I cannot wait to meet you again. You’ve been through enough ups and downs, and it brought you to your first PAX East. Congratulations, and thank you so much. I sincerely hope YOU smile always.

Amy: As charismatic and sweet as you are beautiful and quirky, it was wonderful to have Sam, Smoke (beautiful peep who gave you the alien sunglasses), Laura, and myself meet you. Thank you for being so patient and kind, and my only wish was that you enjoyed yourself.

Kathryn: I know I didn’t meet you. Nevertheless, I still hoped I could. Still, it was enjoyable to hear from the few snippets of your trip here, and I hope we meet in the future. You seem like an absolute sweetheart, and I can’t wait to see what you do in the future.

@crankgameplays: Ethan, I can’t thank you enough for being so patient at the signing. It was great telling you how awesome you were, and I was so happy to look at the way you beamed when I told you about @northeast-artist98 and the art @okaythenart had gotten to me in the nick of time (I put other things for you in a gift box on Friday!). Thank you so much for everything, and I hope I meet you all again in the future.

@lordminion: Twice, both through an absolutely dumb luck, we had met. Nevertheless, you were patient and sweet, and responded with such an eloquent excitement. Thank you, and see you soon.

@foxtrot44: Molly, you’re an absolute gem to be around, and it was exciting to hear about how your wedding planning has been and your recent Boston endeavors (well wishes for Schii!). Thank you for being so caring and lovely, and I’m excited to see you and Wade happily move into the future together.

Bob: Yo! It’s the girl who should’ve rushed you with signing my life-size doll of you, and my portable shrine of photos of you! But, in all seriousness, you were amazing to even briefly chat with, and I can’t wait to see what you and Mandy do!

Mandy: I know we only waved to each other twice, but, you appeared so energetic and happy, I can’t help but hope everything did go well. Hugs from my airport gate, almost about to start traveling back home.

@wiishu: Through a coincidental seating, and making absolute sure I wasn’t breaking rules or bothering you (I checked with the enforcers at least five times), we met at the Are You a Robot? Panel. We might have not talked for as long as I hoped, but, to even say hello was wonderful. I sincerely wish you well, beautiful, and have a safe flight overseas.

@pixlpit: I said it once, and I will say it again: thank you. Not only are you a talented animator and editor, but…as odd as it sounds, you seem like you’re a badass at just about anything. Believe me, I really tried to find less exciting words, but…nothing else came to mind. You seem sardonic, but kind nonetheless, and I believe you have great things coming soon. Take care, and have fun back home.

@therealjacksepticeye: You were, BY PURE AND DUMB LUCK, the most coincidental person to even temporarily meet (I would say the guys at the later signing, but, we were somewhat ready for something to happen). I was struggling to find my own exit out of the panel before I bumped into you. I didn’t get a picture, and didn’t feel comfortable dragging you away from out of the panel exit (cannot, will not, honestly), just to say my own words. Nevertheless, to give you a hug, smile, and brief thank you for what you’ve done for others - and yes, even myself - before eagerly jumping out to let you leave, was still heartwarming. Have a safe flight overseas, and I hope you look forward into the bright future.

Mutuals from Tumblr and Twitter that I have met: Thank you. Seeing you all, face to face, was beyond endearing and eye-opening. I only wish you all fulfilled your dreams, and hope you keep all these memories of yours to heart. Love you all, and safe travels to your homes.


Everyone: PAX East is over, and my heart aches from the immediate swarm of nostalgia. But, it will pass, and all we can do now is look to the future. I hope you all live fulfilling lives, and I hope we meet someday.


Thank you, everyone, and remember in the most harmless way: When they’re gone…we’re next.


(Okay, I sneered at typing that last part, haha!)

Birthday boy.

Pairing : Past!JaredxReader
Word count : 1,797
Author :Mel
A/N : More parts for @bigdaddymongoose.

Part 10 of ‘My son, Bringer of Storms.’



Jared took your advice. The next weekend he went home, and the boys spent time with his parents while he tried to work on things with Gen. Again. When he came back, you could tell it hadn’t gone as well as he had hoped it would. You had passed him in the lobby, and gave him a reassuring smile on your way out.

He was tired, and drained. Between work, and trying to make things work with everyone, he felt like he was running on empty. He came home after work that Wednesday to a note taped to his door that simply said “downstairs.”

With a groan, he headed down and knocked on your door. You answered, and a wonderful smell hit him. “Come on.” You smiled and led him in, letting him shut the door behind him.

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i need wynonna and nicole to get drunk together

like wynonna and nicole go out and get drunk together because they are bffs now (i dont make the rules thats just how it is) and theyre three sheets to the wind and like ofc theyre just bonding over how great they think waverly is again. because when they get drunk theyre just like such saps. nicole is always a sap, but she brings out that side of drunk wynonna. so theyre like in the corner of shorty’s (bob finally gave it back) watching waverly work (shes pointedly ignoring them because they are a problem for later. and because nicole is wearing a shirt that shows off her arms and waverly has to Work goddammit) and like just saying shit like “she is literal sunshine what did i do to deserve her” and “how does she keep her hair so soft?” and “one time waverly earp punched me in the face. it was awesome.” (nicole isnt entirely sure that this didnt actually happen to wynonna. mean girls reference aside wynonna rubs her jaw when she says it in a way that suggests more to that story)

and then wynonna just like turns to nicole and says “man if anyone here had to date waverly i wish it could be you. you two are such close friends like i know i could trust you two if you were dating” and nicole is torn between touched and vaguely bewildered because she thought wynonna Knew? but nicole is also Very Drunk and a confused puppy because instead of anything else she goes “wait im not dating waverly?????” and after a minute shes like “i gotta fix that” (shes already dating waverly but shes gotta be Sure now) so she staggers over to the bar while wynonna wolf whistles and encourages her loudly

and she leans right over to waverly and says the shittiest pick up line ever. like “you know im a cop, right?” “um. yes?” “so you better have a license.” “a license??” “yeah for those guns. wait, no. because youre driving me crazy. no wait yeah the guns thing. you better have a guns license cause im a police.” and like waverly is definitely humoring her. like so much. and eventually once she manages to stop giggling she asks nicole what shes doing and nicole is like “i was trying to get you to date me because wynonna said-” “we’re already dating, nicole” “damn im smooth they dont call me haught for nothing” “they call you haught because its your last name. now go back to your seat ive got to work” and then nicole pouts at the bar until waverly kisses her on the cheek and shoos her away (wynonna gives her a high-five when she gets back)

wizardingviolet  asked:

This is for Amy, from a Slytherin ! Just to send love to you badgers you're awesome and your house is too ! That may not be much of a Slytherin-ish thing to do but you know... To hell with the stereotypes. I wish we were given more fleshed-out characters per house in the books and not just in mention on Pottermore (like Quirrel being Ravenclaw or Tonks being Hufflepuff). The only characters defeating house stereotypes while in school I think of are Malfoy and Luna. And Cho. Others in mind ?

Neville defeats the stereotype that all Gryffindors are brash and headstrong.

Cedric defeats the stereotype that Hufflepuffs are duffers.

Luna defeats the stereotype that Ravenclaws are stuck up and focused on book-smarts.

Regulus defeats the stereotype that Slytherins put self preservation above all others.

But absolutely. I wish Harry had more friends in the other houses that could show us more about them without resorting to stereotypes.

-Amy (Hufflepuff)

Me rewatching THAT scene for the 234345th time like it was the first time.

OMG WE’RE ABOUT TO GET OUR JELLER MOMENT

*flirty banter going back and forth* I’m liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiking this

OMG OMG OMG HE’S LOOKING AT HER LIPS *hang ooooon, I can’t swoon just yet*

All of this led him to her. This is so sweet I might just turn off the lights and leave this world.

AND HER TO HIM! LOOK AT HER FACE. SHE CANT BELIEVE IT’S HAPPENING. OMG I WISH THERE WERE CAPPER CAPS TO EXPRESS ALL MY FEELS RIGHT NOW

OH I SEE. THE HEARTEYES™ AND BLURTING HIS HEART OUT FACE™ ARE SO ON. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG I’M DYING OVER HERE. AND HE WOULD NEVER WANT TO UNDO EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED. THIS IS SO BIG. REALLY, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT everything that happened, it’s a lot. And he’s really saying he wouldn’t change that because it brought them together. This is like THE declaration of love. THE ONE TRUE SUPREMELY AWESOME AND SWEET AND MATURE declaration of love. It’s really a lot of crap to go through because of someone, and he wouldn’t undo it. Just let that sink in. I’m totally dead, people. Flatlined. I don’t exist anymore. My spirit is typing this from the afterlife.

OMG IT’S HAPPENING. NO, I’M NOT FREAKING OUT. I’M NOT FLAILING, NOT SMILING, NOT ON THE VERGE OF SHRIEKING LIKE A FREAKING NAZGUL. NO NO. I’M COMPLETELY CHILL. JELLER IS HAPPENING, NO BIGGIE.

WTF PATTERSON. WE WERE ABOUT TO GET ANSWERS. DIDNT YOUR MOMMA TEACH YOU TO CHECK FOR JELLER HAPPENING BEFORE YOU WALTZ INTO A PLACE? GAAAAAHHHHH, ARE THESE TWO EVER GOING TO BE NOT INTERRUPTED?

oh but look at the looks. They are definitely going to pick up right where they left. I’m confident. AND THE THINGS THAT WERE SAID. OMG OMG OMG no no no. IT WAS THE BEST NO KISSING ALMOST KISS IN THE STORY OF TV.

Ok everybody. Episode is ended. Nothing to see here more than a crazy lady who wants to kill her future son in law. *relives and goes back to rewatching the bar scene*

Prom is Better With Three

Dedicated to the amazing @franuary who is always there to fangirl over all things TRC and who helped come up with prom ideas! 

[For the sake of this story, please imagine that there was an extra week between the toga party and the rest of the events in The Raven King. FYI this post is about 4200 words and is fluff to the max.]

It was spring. The woods and fields were waking up, trees were budding, flowers were blooming, and the prom committee at Mountain View was in high gear preparing for this year’s extravaganza. Blue had been ignoring the ticket table that was set up in the cafeteria, the glittery posters that covered the walls and doors, the high-pitched gossip of who had asked who and who had been rejected. Prom had never been on her radar and with all her raven boy drama she simply did not have the patience or energy for it. In less than a month Gansey would be dead. Blue hardened her heart against the thought.

Blue had been studiously ignoring the rest of her classmates on that fateful day when both Henry and Gansey had deigned to call on her at school, but there was no ignoring the scandal that she encountered when she returned to school the next day. She was accosted by demands and insinuations: who were those boys? was she sleeping with both of him? It was embarrassing and awful and Blue was reminded yet again of why she had chosen her Raven Boys over her classmates.

What Blue did not expect was Gansey and Henry coming to see her at Nino’s during her shift that evening. She was feeling worn around the edges, still smarting from some of the particularly harsh things that had been said about her. At first she thought that Gansey and Henry had been able to sense her distress and had come to apologize for upsetting her social status quo. But no. They had come to ask her to prom.

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rapture [M] // JIMIN

summary - you didn’t know what you expected when you made a deal with the heartthrob every girl on campus was longing for, Park Jimin - it wasn’t the situation you found yourself in, that’s for sure.

word count - 4.3k

genre - mostly angst, fluffy ending

warnings - mature language, implied sexual intercourse

Originally posted by 9taefox

“I have nothing to apologise for.” Jimin’s voice was cold, his eyes studying your slumped figure sitting on your bed. You couldn’t wrap your mind around how he was capable of being so cruel, shocking you with his confession this morning.

You were supposed to be in class right now, but when Jimin, heartthrob No. 1 entered your room at 7am after what you had to witness yesterday, that was all you could think about.

“What do you mean you have nothing to apologise for? You broke his fucking nose, Park!”

“Do you think I did that for fun, Y/N? I was protecting you and all you can do is keep going with this-this…whatever this is!”

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Darcyland Love Notes

Hey guys, so, what with a lot of hate in tags, horrible reviews, and general negativity out there*, I think we can all use a little positive right now. 

I propose this:

Darcyland Love Notes

I want you all to send me a message, a note, a carrier pigeon, what have you, but I want you tell me about those wonderful people in Darcyland that you love and why.

  • It can be an author that makes you squee and cry all the feelings 
  • it can be an artist that has you oohing at your screen 
  • it can be that one awesome person that makes those gifs you wish were yours
  • it can be that one reader who likes and leaves comments everything
  • it can be the person who just got you into the fandom
  • or anyone in the fandom that has made it a better space for you

For example, one from me:

I love the amazing @usedkarma for all that she does in this fandom, creating the awesomeness that is @fuckyeahdarcylewis and helping all the creators and nerdy people I love get out there.

Now it’s your turn! These can be anonymous or not, let’s just send some love!

I’ll compile these notes as best I can, and depending on how many I get I may do multiple posts in the future. So, for this first round, send me your notes by say March 1st, 3pm PST.

*And no, I am not saying any rants and responses are not justified or in any way unnecessary. It’s amazing how we all band together in support. I just don’t know how to make those who have been hurt feel better than feel bad myself and send internet hugs, so I figured I’d try to put some happy out there.

anonymous asked:

I finally told my boyfriend of two years that I'm a little, I was so nervous, and when I saw him yesterday he surprised me by having a pillow/blanket fort with fairy lights waiting for me in his apartment, complete with coloring books, and Tangled (my favorite) ready to watch. Once we were watching it he surprised me with the Tangled crown from the Disney store! Your the first blog I followed and I just am so happy I had to tell someone!!!

Omg!!!! That’s so awesome!!! I’m so happy for you. It’s always really really cool when things like that work out. I’m glad he was so good about it. I wish you the best! I hope you continue to enjoy my blog. ❤❤❤❤

Originally posted by blue-tardis-y

Only Fools

I entered this in a contest. This is my first fanfic so I hope you like it!! ANY feedback would be appreciated as I am new to tumblr. 

Summary: Jungkook and Namjoon both like you and it threatens their friendship and the band’s success.

Originally posted by jungkooz

It was Sunday night and pretty late to think about it, but you had a week off this semester so you didn’t care. The clock read 2:57 and you wanted to air dry your hair while watching some cartoons. Just because your 20 doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some awesome cartoons. It was better than watching the news. You put some water to boil so you could have some relaxing tea, yes, you were so ready for this vacation at home. 

That was until you heard screaming outside but this was the city so you paid no mind to it. It was probably just some drunk New Yorkers out having the time of their lives. Or so you imagined. What really made you jump was the knock on your door. Actually it was more like repeated non stop knocking. Realizing the person was not going to stop after about 5 seconds, you walked toward the door with a bat already in hand. With little fear, you opened the door. 

Before you could say anything he said, “Please let me in I’m being chased!”. Being a New Yorker you wouldn’t have believed him but the fear in his eyes showed that he was telling the truth and you weren’t scared of him. You were ready to fight him if he tried anything. 

As soon as you said “Okay”, he practically threw himself inside which made you go on defense mode but he just stood there holding one arm. As you look at him with shock and confusion, it’s evident that he’s gasping and is legitimately frightened.

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Meeting Jacksepticeye was the highlight of my day.

I had escaped to an upper floor with my boyfriend because I was having a severe anxiety attack in the expo hall.
So I was sitting down with Vinny trying to calm myself down and I looked up and I saw him walking by.
So there I am, still having an anxiety attack feeling like I couldn’t move and I had to force myself up to go walk over and ask for a picture.
I was. So. Quiet.
I normally am super bubbly and excited about things but all I could get out of my mouth was a weak barely audible “Can I have a picture?”
He told me my tattoos were awesome and I lifted up my sleeve to show him the rest and he said they were really awesome.
I said thank you, got my picture, told him it was really nice meeting him still quiet like a mouse and I went back to sit down with Vinny and continued to try and break out of the terrible anxious state of mind I was in.


It took me a good ten minutes before I looked at Vinny and realized I just met Jacksepticeye where I then proceeded to get excited and my voice came back and I was super talkative.

I wish I had had the time and the state of mind to be more excited because I felt so bad that I probably didn’t look happy to see him. D;

I wish I could have explained all my gamer tattoos that he said were awesome (I mean pretty self explanatory but still I would have)

Wish I got to have more of a conversation than me being a quiet mouse.

BLEH.

But my entire con experience just got so much better after that and it’s just awesome to know that there are some really positive people in the world who just have to ability to put people in better moods.
And that is why I watch his videos all the time :>

@therealjacksepticeye
Boruto rant

So I just watched the Boruto movie and can I say I just LOVED it. 

I think I was overwhelmed by feels actually,its not like the villains were great or that there was some super genius conspiracy, but it was the little things you know? for example

Originally posted by sasusakuparadise

- Mitsuki: I really like this mystery character, He kinda reminds me of Sai in some ways, so it feels like a mix of both the old team 7s, plus the added mystery of who the hell are his parents? (Is it a conspiracy b/w Oda and Kishimoto? Is he Luffy’s ?)

Originally posted by bananaheadahog


-Temari with Sakura and Ino: In the movie Temari is seen to be hanging out with Sakura and Ino,if you’ve read ff’s revolving around Temari then I’m quite sure you’ve seen that in 75% of those fics Temari never really got along with Ino and Sakura (usually because those two were considered to silly and girly for her taste) but here we see that its not the case, and the three of them have matured and Temari fits in quite well!

Originally posted by amepin

-Shikadai: Speaking of Temari, can we just talk about her son? My otp’s baby! Shikadai doesn’t fail to live up to Shikamaru’s reputation, I love the fact that Temari even laughs when he gives up in the Chuinin exams, and I love the fact he ended up winning against Boruto despite everything!

Originally posted by deadlymaelstrom

-Boruto: He’s such a little piece of shit in the beginning!Remember how we thought Naruto was a piece of shit in the first few volumes? Well Boruto is so much worse! and that actually adds to the fun! and I love how Sasuke throws sass at him yet tries to be gentle at the same time!

Originally posted by onepiecesunny

-Naruto: I’m so proud of him *sniff*

Originally posted by shinonstail

-Naruto flash backs: Jiraiya, Minato, Neji FEEEELSSS


- That NaruSasu moment: I’m not a NaruSasu shipper, but that moment where Naruto catches Sasuke as he’s falling seemed so romantic it was quite amusing.

Originally posted by scottycurt

- Sarada & Boruto: I think the whole fandom can agree on this ship. They’re so cute! Sarada making Boruto blush, Boruto making Sarada blush, Boruto admiring Sasuke, Sarada admiring Naruto, WE JUST KNOW THESE TWO WILL BE HAVING BABIES 15 YEARS FROM NOW!!

so yes ‘m quite happy I watched the movie but there are a few things I wish were different for example

Originally posted by weirdlyadorbs

-More Kakashi scenes: Because, there can never be too much Kakashi! I would have liked at least one proper scene between Kakashi and Naruto, or Boruto or even Sasuke for that matter! It’s Kakashi! he’s like the most awesome character in this series!!

Originally posted by driflloon

-Metal Lee: I really need to know who the hell this kid’s mom is!

Originally posted by akumaslayer

-Tenten: ARE YOU STILL SINGLE? IS METAL LEE YOUR SON?

Originally posted by laetia

-in general more light on the new teams: I’m already liking the new generation, I’d love to see more of them, and especially some light thrown on metal lee’s team.

But anyway, the movie is called Boruto, Maybe some light will be shed on this later on! *fingers crossed* 

If you are a Naruto fan, please do watch this movie in case you haven’t!

Originally posted by bokumetsu

diesintheshower asked:

Imagine reader is a Cupid and her job obviously is to make people fall in love and that’s what she does but she admires how others love each other and can’t help but to wish for love for herself. Paring… I have no idea but it would be awesome if she meets tfw and developes a crush on one of them.

I was kinda stuck with this one, so this is the best i got. I hope you enjoy sorry it’s so short.

Originally posted by whoeveryoulovethemost

When you think of cupid you probably think of a baby, or maybe a fat man in a diaper. Cupids can actually look like anything, you would know you were a cupid. Your job was to make people fall in love, and you loved your job more than anything. Humans had so many different emotions, but the one you dealt with is love, it was so much fun to take two different people and have them fall in love. 

You had been doing that for centuries, and you never truly got tired of it. You would find two different people, no matter the gender or sexuality or what they had been through you find a person that would love them and take care of them. For some people you would find someone that was the same as them, and for others you would find someone that was completely different. You liked to play a game where you wind find the oddest people, or people that would make a weird couple and put them together. 

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