i'm in love with this sentence okay

writers:
  • break up your paragraphs. big paragraphs are scary, your readers will get scared
  • fuuuuck epithets. “the other man got up” “the taller woman sat down” “the blonde walked away” nahhh. call them by their names or rework the sentence. you can do so much better than this (exception: if the reader doesn’t know the character(s) you’re referring to yet, it’s a-okay to refer to them by an identifying trait)
  • blunette is not a thing
  • new speaker, new paragraph. please.
  • “said” is such a great word. use it. make sweet love to it. but don’t kill it
  • use “said” more than you use synonyms for it. that way the use of synonyms gets more exciting. getting a sudden description of how a character is saying something (screaming, mumbling, sighing) is more interesting that way.
  • if your summary says “I suck at summaries” or “story better than summary” you’re turning off the reader, my dude. your summary is supposed to be your hook. you gotta own it, just like you’re gonna own the story they’re about to read
  • follow long sentences w short ones and short ones w long ones. same goes for paragraphs
  • your writing is always better than you think it is. you just think it’s bad because the story’s always gonna be predicable to the one who’s writing it
  • i love u guys keep on trucking
An Actual Scene From Supernatural:

Dean: Cas! *laughs* Damn, it’s good to see you.
Dean: [brushes a finger across Cas’ cheek] Nice peach fuzz.

Castiel: How did you find me.
Dean: The bloody way. You feeling okay?

Benny: Why’d you bail on Dean?
Dean: [defensively] Dude.
Benny: The way I hear it you two hit monster land and hot wings here took off. I figure he owes you some back story.
Dean: Look, we were surrounded, okay? Some freak jumped Cas, obviously he kicked it’s ass, right?
Cas: [ashamed] No.
Dean: [dumbfounded] What?
Cas: I ran away.
Dean: [disbelieving] You ran away??
Cas: I had to.
Dean: That’s your excuse for leaving me with those gorilla wolves?
Cas: Dean.
Dean: You bailed out and what, went camping? - I prayed to you Cas, every night.
Cas: I know.
Dean: You know and you didn’t… [taken aback] what the hell’s wrong with you?
Cas: I am an angel in a land of abominations. There have been things hunting me from the moment we arrived.
Dean: Join the club!
Cas: These are not just monsters, Dean, they’re leviathan! I have a price on my head, and I’ve been trying to stay one step ahead of them, to… to keep them away from you. That’s why I ran.
Dean: [relaxes] [understands]

Dean: Hold on, hold on. Cas, we’re getting out of here. We’re going home. 
Cas: Dean, I can’t.
Dean: You can.

Dean: Hey, we’ll figure it out. Cas, buddy, I need you.
Cas: [brokenly] Dean…

… 

Dean: Let me bottom-line it for you. I’m not leaving here without you. Understand?
Cas: I understand.

New Drabbles List!

Thanks to the help of my followers, I have compiled a new drabble list with completely random sentences. Here we go!

  1. “Please shut up. I can’t stand how appealing your voice is.”
  2. “ But you do realize that my birthday was last week, right?”
  3. “I’m not blushing, okay?! I”m not. I’m just really allergic.”
  4. “Have you seen this? Because I”m sure not gonna do it again.”
  5. “I love you. And because I love you, I have to leave you.”
  6. “I know you can’t understand it now. But you will. Someday you will.”
  7. “Why are there so many heart doodles with my  name in your notebook?”
  8. “Why do you smell like berries?! I like it! But why?”
  9. “I could totally fight you with my bare hands.”
  10. “But I love cats! I can’t be bad!”
  11. “Hey, no. Not happening.”
  12. “Remember what you said to me?”
  13. “After everything that’s happened, you’re just going to leave?”
  14. “I’ve got something to tell you, but I don’t know how to say it.”
  15. “You promised you’d never do this.”
  16. “I’ve got a surprise for you!”
  17. “I need your help with something.”
  18. “If I told you, you’d say no.”
  19. “It’s three in the morning, what could you possibly want?”
  20. “You told me you hated Britney Spears.”
  21. “You still sleep with your baby blanket?”
  22. “I’m in.”
  23. “I’m always safe.”
  24. “This is the fifth dog you’ve brought home this week. This cannot continue.”
  25. “Drunk me is like regular me, except with more grammar errors and a deeper meaning to everything.”
  26. “I’m glad to know you think of me when you’re drunk.”
  27. “Don’t let them starfish tell you what to do.”
  28. “Snapping necks and cashing checks is what I do.”
  29. “C’mon, it’s not like anyone died.”
  30. “Well, gosh, why didn’t I think of that?”
  31. “Excuse me for falling in love with you!”
  32. “I thought you loved me.”
  33. “What do you mean you thought I hated you when we first met?!”
  34. “Some of the stars are the colors of Skittles. Weird. Have they always been like that?”
  35. “You’re going to wear that with that?”
  36. “I’m telling you, that doesn’t go there.”
  37. “Well, that gives a whole new meaning to man-eater.”
  38. “And you’re here because…?”
  39. “All babies look like big lumps of dough.”
  40. “Huh. So, that’s what that looks like.”
  41. “I need 347 Oreos right now, or else we’re all going to die.”
  42. “How did that get stuck in there?”
  43. “Are you okay? I can’t believe you ate all of it.”
  44. “Get those out of your mouth right now or I swear!”
  45. “Hey, so I’m kind of stuck in a cabinet downstairs, can you come help me?”
  46. “Seriously? The chimney?”
  47. “Hi, you don’t know me, but could you pretend to be my spouse real quick?”
  48. “No, I will not stick it in my mouth in the middle of the damn store so you can get a picture. So, stop asking!”
  49. You can fit 32 grapes in your mouth? Prove it.”
  50. “Oh, come on! One lick won’t kill you.”
  51. “Put it in your pants right now before they see!”
  52. “Shut up. Just shut up.”
  53. “Yes. Yes. A thousand times yes.”
  54. “Stop doing that!”
  55. “Again?”

Thank you for sending them in, guys! Seriously, you all rock! 

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Kiesha’ra Myths I Made UpFish Elavie

There is a story that Avian mothers tell their children—there are women in the river and the sea, and they will drown you if you step too close.

The Mer, as the Avians call them, are wicked beings gifted their forms by the very first ocean storm, whose name is Yammu, when Atargatis unintentionally killed the shepherd boy she loved. So ashamed by her actions, she rowed into the eye of a thunderstorm and threw herself into the waves, and Yammu (who is the storm and the river and the sea) pitied her and gave her the form of a fish. But the ocean could not conceal her beauty and she took the form of a Mer—a fish below the waist, human above.

After her death, her son, who was named Oceanus, convinced his twin to feign godhood, and when they passed away their children took their place as Poseidon, Neptune, Triton, Amphitrite, Ino, Leucothea, and Clytie. It was from this worship that the Mer realized that they could obtain gifts through offerings and chants and songs to carry down to the Deep-Mer, who could summon storms and hurricanes, could muster a maelstroms from nothing but their emotions and their honey dipped voices. These gifts could be used to calm even the most vicious of Deep-Mer, so that the sea may be turned smooth once more.

Many of the gifts, these false gods would warn, never make it to the depths, and instead the Mer of the surface would smile and estimate how long it would take for the sea to calm. The humans would wait and watch in amazement when, two days later, the skies would clear and they could sail once again.

They are tricksters and thieves, the Avians sneer, beautiful murderers with gills over their neck and scales woven in their hair. The Mer are seducers born of the murk and seashells, their voices made of knives and when they sing, you can hear your deepest desire held gently in their soft melodies. Many ill fated sailors have been driven to the point of madness by their sweet musings.

But the Mer are of a deeper magic that even the oldest the Avians could not begin to comprehend. The Avians are of the sky, they could never understand what it is to stand on top the prow of a ship and watch as the skin goes a yellow as a bruise, the clouds clustering and spewing, lightning falling from the sky as the sea rises up to consume your ship with it’s frothing grey-green teeth. They could never understand what is to feel the beginnings of fear as the sea stands still for half a breath, it’s waters towering above the ship one is standing on, before swallowing you whole—and then to hear, in the distance, a soft voice that grows, grows, grows into a swelling of song that fills your ears as surely it fills the sky and seas.

It is divine, it is sublime, it is the kind of magic that old men whisper of, bent low over their tankards of beers, who have only heard and never seen, when they were much younger, from other old men bent low over their tankards of the terrible wild beauty of the Mer.

For the Ocean was born hungry and the Mer are its teeth, ready to rip and tear and devour you whole.

I wish Doyle was a good foil so I could ship him with Kimball. That was a weird sentence and probably not what I meant to say.
I just, I see what they were trying to do. Look: This one’s a coward and this one is recklessly brave! Ooh interesting!
And I like that they didn’t go with the obvious characterizations: this one’s a power-hungry tyrant and this one’s a rebellious rule breaker. They even kind of winked at the audience about that via Kimball.
But. Idk. It isn’t being executed well, I don’t think? So far it’s just: Kimball gets angry with Doyle’s cowardice and gets attacked. Which is such a weird lopsided way to go about it.
I think the reason they’re doing it this way is so that Doyle can martyr himself and Kimball can feel bad and change her opinion about the Feds etc. Everyone comes together, everyone compromises, Wash finally stops stressing out so hard he feels like he’s about to burst a blood vessel.
So we’ll see how that goes. Sounds cheesy in theory but I think it’ll be executed well.
BUT HONESTLY I like what they were doing initially more. Both Generals giving fair points and both generals getting frustrated with one another. It gave a less uneven impression of two reasonable people with different ways of going about things. There wasn’t any sort of moral value assigned to either of them.
They could have played Kimball’s intensity against reasonable caution, against someone who was making a solid and believable argument against action. But Doyle’s EGREGIOUS COWARDICE as a character makes his caution as a leader seem less… Justifiable?

Lexa: the legendary peacemaker

Anonymous asked:  I think Lexa’s behavior, as the Commander, is rightly explained by crazywisdom sentence in Rise into ruin ; she is a peacemaker and not a pacifist. That’s why I love her character. You see her as holy, yet she is just an human with her flaws (@ haters who criticize her choices by fake arguments). Besides, I love her for the respect, the understanding, her way of loving Clarke.


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Overview

In this post, I discuss the underlying reasons behind Lexa’s decisions and ultimately how her first priority is  towards make peace with the least bloodshed as possible. Also, I will give a new perspective on the choices and decisions made by the Grounders, Sky People and Mountain Men. There are four segments to this analysis/meta. The first, is about Lexa, her ways of thinking, the formation of the coalition, and her choices. The second, is about the negotiations she made with the Sky People and I show just how many ‘breaks’ Lexa gave them in order to find peace (spoiler there are A LOT). The third, is about Lexa creating peace with Mount Weather. In this section I also bring up a point about the human race and what was the best decision for the survival of the human race. The fourth section is on how Clarke understands Lexa’s pragmatic decisions making, and uses that understanding to prove her points. The goal of this post after reading is to change your perspective and how you perceive the choices each culture/civilization makes.

Lexa & The Coalition & Reign

Lexa is the ultimate pragmatic and logical leader, but she is also a visionary and is wise beyond her years. She has lived in a harsh world world and has learned many lesson, some the hard way. She uses what she has learned during her reign to help Clarke be the leader she was born to be by giving her lessons during the two weeks that they’d known each. These lessons ultimately helped Clarke in her own leadership position and make the necessary hard decisions to save her people.  We still don’t know much about Lexa, however, there have been little clues sprinkled through the show that through analyzing we get a clearer picture about who Lexa is: as a leader and person.

Who is Lexa? How did she become into her power position? Well, Lexa’s past is one of the biggest mysteries. We know is that she was Anya’s second when she was a child, then was called to be the leader of her people by a test/trial/exam called The Conclave. The Conclave determined that the Commander Spirit was discovered in her after the previous commander died. After the Spirit was discovered in her, Lexa became Heda of Trikru. She ascended to the position when she was 16 years old, during a time when the clans were at war.  She is now in her early  twenties, so it is safe to assume that she has been Heda of Trikru for 4-7 years. She has learned many things during her reign.  Some of which are patience, to not waste her energy on things that she has no control over, and to get out of her own head. [Lexa: You should rest Clarke…tiring yourself with questions already asked and answered is a waste of energy….you’re doing what I did when I first took command. You can’t move forward and it’s giving you too much time to think.] These were lessons she learned through being in command. We know when Lexa became Heda, however, when did she become the leader of the Coalition? We still don’t know. We don’t know how long the Coalition has been formed before the Sky People came to earth. How ‘new’ was it? How fragile was it still?  All we know about the Coalition is that it is something Lexa painstakingly put together to stop the infighting between the clans. Ultimately for them to remember and fight who the real enemy is – Mount Weather.

Lexa is a legend. She is beloved, feared, and respected by her people and enemies. “Lexa is a great commander because she is ruthless,” Indra said to Octavia. What did Indra mean by ‘ruthless’? Ruthless, having or showing no pity or compassion for others. Lexa is ruthless in the sense that she is willing to do what it takes, emotions be damned, to bring peace to her people. For example, Lexa was ruthless when she brought the Sky People to TonDC for the sacred burning ritual. She was ruthless in the sense that she did not let the emotions of the people there influence her decision making. [Commander, why have you brought them here?! Death to the Sky People! Murderers go home! The Sky People took everything from me, my wife, my child. Murderers are not welcomed here.] The people of TonDC are upset and rightly so, but when a man stands in their way and refuses to move, Lexa ordered Gustus to beat the man. She does not let her empathy for this man’s loss to cloud her judgements. He was defying a direct order from his leader, he had to be punished before he incited a riot.

Lexa outwardly leads with her head over her heart, something that has brought peace to the grounder clans. “I feel your anger Clarke. You need to focus. We do what we must to survive. The enemy does the same. It’s not personal.” I keep on reiterating the fact that Lexa learns lessons the hard way, then tries to teach Clarke these lessons she’s learned, to prepare her. How did Lexa learn this the hard way? Costia.

Lexa understands that during times of war the personal is used to weaken your enemy. It isn’t out of malice or a sadistic vendetta – it is strategy. “We do what we must to survive the enemy does the same. It’s not personal.” The Ice Nation was at war with Trikru.  So, what did they do? They captured the person who was closest to Lexa, someone who knows Lexa better than anyone, and tortured her for information.  [Lexa: She was captured by the Ice Nation, whose Queen believed she new my secrets. Because she was mine.] THAT is one of the reasons behind Lexa’s ‘love is weakness’ philosophy. Another lesson Lexa gave Clarke was, “you think killing the shooter will make you feel better, but it won’t. The only thing that will do this is winning this war.”  Now, what I take from this line is that Lexa had the chance to kill the Ice Nation Queen, but didn’t. She knew it wouldn’t bring back Costia. So instead she allows Nia to live and to join the Coalition –ending the warring between the Clans.

Lexa teaches Clarke these lessons she has learned, and Clarke uses them ultimately to help rescue her people. Love is weakness. Cage loves Dante, so Clarke threatens to kill Dante. She hopes that a son’s love for his father will make persuade him to stop drilling. She isn’t threatening to kill Dante out of malice she is doing it strategically, she even says, “Don’t make me do this.” However, Dante tells Cage to “stay the course.” Then later: [Clarke:this ends now. Release my people. Cage: I can’t do that. Dante: It would mean the end of our people, Clarke. Bellamy: Clarke, we need him. Clarke: And I need his son to believe me. Clarke: Don’t make me do this. Cage: Dad… I’ll take care of our people. Dante: None of us has a choice here, Clarke.  Clarke: I didn’t want this. Dante: Neither did I.] Clarke uses the word SON. She realizes a child would do almost anything to save their parent. A thing Clarke knows all too well, she would do just about anything to bring her father back. However, instead of surrendering, Cage honors his father’s wishes and saves his people. It is important to note that Dante didn’t want this… he was the one that wanted to release the Delinquents. But, Cage made decisions that lead them to a point where THIS was their only option if they wanted to survive.

“Then you put the people you care about in danger and the pain will never go away” another lesson of Lexa’s that came into being as Abby was strapped to the table, parent for parent – an eye for an eye. What Cage did WAS out of malice, there was no  strategic reason behind this action besides hurting Clarke. Ultimately, Cage’s action ultimately escalated things quickly and that is when Clarke irradiated Level 5. Clarke didn’t irritate the level out of hatred, she irradiated it out of necessity – we had no choice.

The outcome of what happened at Mount Weather could be applied to the Grounders if Lexa would have seek revenge for Costia’s death. She didn’t let her anger towards the Ice Nation for taking the person she love lead her to make a reckless decision, like Cage did to Abby after Clarke killed Dante, ultimately escalating things. This could have happened to the grounder clans, Lexa’s personal revenge could have escalated things between the Clans and lead to mass casualties. However, this IS my headcanon and it hasn’t been proven or disproved on the show, only time will tell if this is what actually happened. We don’t know if Lexa went to war against the Ice Nation or not, but the clues lead us to believe she didn’t.    

Lexa looks past her rage and grief and forms The Coalition – she CREATED it . “You are the Coalition, Heda” Gustus told Lexa this when he feared her life because of the alliance she made with the Sky People (discussed further down below) . Lexa IS the Coalition she is the only leader  to ever unite the warring clans. Then the other Clan leaders allowed her to be the leader of the entire Coalition because they knew she would lead them well (again this is my headcanon). She leads with logic and purpose. She is a great leader because she is able to make hard choices that other are unable to, she doesn’t allow her emotions to fog her judgments – being then labeled as ‘ruthless’ or ‘merciless.’  We see this in full force when she and Clarke argue about evacuating TonDC. [Clarke: No! This is wrong. Lexa: it is ALSO our only choice, and you know it.]  The keyword in this exchange is also. Lexa knows that this decision was morally wrong and the last thing Lexa wanted to do is to allow her people, Trikru people, to die. But, they needed Bellamy to stay safe so he could disable the acid fog and release the ‘sleeping army’. Head over heart. She wouldn’t let her emotions guide her decision.  

Lexa is not only a legend to her people, but is also a legend to the Mountain Men. They know how unique of a leader Lexa is to be able to unite the Clans.  Before Lexa, the Clans were at war with each other and this ultimately protected Mount Weather. [Emerson: The commander’s forces never attacked the Ark. Instead, at 0600 this morning, they withdrew into these woods here. Cage:Outsiders never withdraw, Lieutenant. Emerson: No, sir, but under this commander, they do make alliances. Cage: Is that what happened here? Emerson: It’s unclear, sir, but it’s a possibility we need to consider. Sir, if this is an alliance between the outsiders and the Ark, there are things we can do to break it. We let them kill each other so they don’t come here to take their people back.] This is when they send their spies to do recon work in Survival of the Fittest (x) and in the next episode there is an assassination attempt on Clarke and we can only assume Lexa was next. Their next attempt at killing Lexa and Clarke was bombing TonDC. Later, Cage told Dante at the end of Rubicon, “With Clarke and the Commander dead, the savages can go back to killing each other.” Mount weather KNEW the threat that Lexa was as a commander because she was a visionary. She was able and willing to unite people that hated each other towards a common goal. This is something that Marcus also discovered, that leads me to the next section.

Lexa & The Sky People

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OH MY GOD

“You have no idea what he means to me. He’s everything.”

That sentence made us think that Robert loves him and just him, he’s everything to him. BUT NOW, oh my god, it means so much more. Robert is able to be who he is today, he is able to be happy and content with himself- accept himself BECAUSE OF AARON. Because Aaron changed him, changed his life. He’d be miserable and full of self hatred if it weren’t for Aaron chipping his way in and opening his heart to loving another man. Aaron means everything to Robert because Aaron changed everything. Aaron made the world okay for him. He made all that pain and hate go away just by loving him for who he is. Aaron. Is. Everything.

Oh my god.

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“What makes me cry? Oh, pretty much anything by Hayao Miyazaki. My Neighbour Totoro is, it’s er, when I met (I’m so happy and proud to be able to say this sentence) when I met Hayao Miyazaki last night I told him, with not a word of a lie, that he’s a household God in my family.” (x)

Can You Feel the Steam Tonight
Kristen (MEEEEE!!!!)
Can You Feel the Steam Tonight

Just another one to add to our ever-growing Crack!Olicity album! Yup, this is totally my favourite one so far…
Lyrics by the wonderfully trashy Hannah (sentence-fragments) and Nora (olicitykisses
Also dedicated to my trash queens of hell Magda (dumplingnooona), Jay (smoakinamell), Livi (redpendreaming), Morgan (justanother90sbaby) and Anna (mimozka)!! ENJOY!!!

Lyrics:

I can see what’s happening                               What?
What they are going to do                              and Who
They are in love and here’s the bottom line        Oh.
the bed welcomes the two

In the dim computer light
There’s magic everywhere
And with all this romantic atmosphere
sexy times’s in the air  

Can you feel the steam tonight
The drive the evening brings
These two, for once, in perfect synchrony
With all its nasty screams

So many things to tell her
But now is not the time
The truth about my past, impossible
I want her to be mine

He’s holding back, he’s hiding
But wait, I will decide
I’ll jump to his bones and have him deep inside
I will before I die

Can you feel the steam tonight?
The hotness evening brings
These two, for once, in perfect synchrony
With all its nasty screams

Can you smell the sweat tonight?
You need to take your time
Exploring each others tender spots
And going all the way down

And if he loves the sex tonight 
In the way I do
It’s enough for this restless archer
Just to be inside you

*end*