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Dirty Designing - a FitzSimmons Dirty Dancing AU 

Rating: Mature                             Chapters: 2/?
Relationships: Leo Fitz/Jemma Simmons, “Mack” Mackenzie/Elena “Yoyo” Rodriguez
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - 1960s, AU - Teenagers, AU - Summer Camp, AU - Dirty Dancing Fusion, Summer Romance, POV Jemma Simmons   

Summary:
When men scoff at seventeen-year-old Jemma Simmons for entering the science fair at her summer resort, she refuses to be pushed aside. Fellow teen and resident gadget guy Leo Fitz isn’t allowed to sign up because he’s resort staff, so she suggests they team up. And maybe it’s just the summer air, but the longer they work together, the more it seems like there’s something else heating up between them.

{ You can find the artwork above, done by the incredibly talented @eclecticmuses, here! }

From this chapter:


“I’m brilliant,” Jemma continued, anger thrumming through her at just the thought of needing to admit this out loud, “but most people can’t see past the petticoats to the brain underneath.”

Fitz’s look of incredulity switched abruptly to one of confusion, and then he squinted. “Petticoats don’t cover brains. And you’re not wearing any.”

She let out a huff of annoyance. “It was a turn of phrase!”

“Do girls still even wear petticoats –?”

“Fitz!” He snapped his mouth shut, looking sheepish. “Do you want to be my partner or not?”


Read the rest here!


A very happy birthday to the wonderful @beautiful-unfolding! I apologize for how long it’s taking me to finish your wildly belated Secret Valentine present - I promise I’ve been working on it whenever I’m able! With only 5 chapters under my belt, I’m not ready to start posting it regularly yet, but I really wanted to give you something for your birthday - so here’s chapter 2! I hope you like it, and that you have a fantastic day! <3

Hey, I figured I’d give you guys a head’s up and announce that I’ve decided to go ahead and continue drawing Shallura!

Now that I’ve had time to think it over I’m very confident that, if the writers do have fixed ages, Allura is at least 18/19 and Shiro around 24. That being said, I still have a lot of fun drawing the both of them as adults in their mid-20′s and will continue to do so. To repeat myself from the last post: All my previous and future Shallura art is between two adults; regardless of what’s canon that has always been my intention.

I completely understand that this might make others uncomfortable so definitely unfollow/block if it’s whats best for you, or otherwise blacklist the ship because I’ll always tag my posts ~ 

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don’t listen to something while you draw it bc then u find out u drew something wrong and u just gotta shrug and say fuck it

@thisguydan // jemima, she/they
@artistphil // lucy, she/her
@averagesunflower // meg, she/her
@rosemarydan // beth, she/her
@dangoghs // ester, she/her
@cloverphan // cass, she/her
@trashcandan // ella, she/her
@blueskyplum // anna, she/her
@eucalyptusdan // alex, she/her
@starryhtml // charli, he/they
n me ofc @malafelis // felis, they/them

triggers to avoid:
trypophobia, eating disorders, self harm, vomit, homophobia, suicide, and gore

Shepard’s not even sure where they are; the trees soar above them, blocking out the stars, though the silver curve of the moon peers between the dark branches.

“You do know where we’re going, right?” Kaidan asks, and Shepard looks back at him; the torches clipped to the straps of their backpacks are the only real light source, and they’re harsh, they make everything look like a high-contrast holo; Kaidan still looks so damn good. With a grin, Shepard pushes him against the nearest tree.

“Sure I do,” he says, and kisses Kaidan, slow and sweet, smiling at Kaidan’s rumbling laugh.

“Trying to distract me?”

“Maybe a little.”

“Maybe I’ll let you,” Kaidan says, and pulls him back in for a kiss.

They never do get wherever they were going; they get distracted, and pitch their tent in the nearest flat space to get even more distracted.

But then, that’s what this weekend is about - getting away from the rebuilding efforts and getting lost, in each other as well as the woods.

And after, as their breathing slows and they hold each other close, listening as the rain starts to fall on their tent, Shepard thinks that it was worth it, it was worth everything, to have this chance, to have this life.

“You’re thinking too loud,” Kaidan mumbles. “Some of us are trying to sleep, Shepard.”

“I’m just thinking about how much I love you.” In the dark tent, lit only by one of their torches stuffed in a corner, one of Kaidan’s eyes opens, liquid copper in the dim light.

“I’ll let you off, then,” he says, and kisses Shepard sleepily before settling back down. “I love you too,” he adds before settling into snores, and Shepard smiles, heart hurting a little at the thought that he has this, he has him, that he has his happy ever after.

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(So I’ve had terrrrrible writer’s block for a couple of months, and writing ficlets always helps so much. If you’ve got an mshenko ficlet prompt for me, send it in! I usually call these ‘three-sentence(ish) fics’ but they’re usually considerably longer)

So, I know Suicide Squad won best makeup, but can we just take a moment to appreciate the makeup in Star Trek Beyond anyway? I mean, just look at these:

First off, Kalara. The color gradient and the ridges are just gorgeous.

For Natalia, who only even in this one scene, they had to create super-light prostheses, AND they used a new iridescent, color-shifting pigment that had never been used in makeup before.

Those lights on Krall? They’re not CG. They imbedded fiber optics into the prosthesis. 

And Jaylah. Wonderful Jaylah, they made a “bulletproof” makeup formula that won’t bleed at all and then APPLIED ALL OF THOSE LINES BY HAND. 

I just… LOOK

AT

THESE

doodled a human orisa idea and efi as a lil’ warmup!! i know this is gonna be a popular thing to draw but i wanted to give it my shot!

what i love about welcome to the madness it’s that it’s like. yuri finally gets to have fun and skate the way he wants? for his SP he was attributed a song he didn’t feel matched his personality so he could work and improve from there, his FS music was more dynamic but it was still lilia who orchestrated everything with the whole “prima ballerina” thing, and now for his exhibition, he just went, fuck it, fuck all of you, it’s not a competition so i’m gonna skate to a song I actually like, and wear the clothes I want, and i’ll have sunglasses and make-up and otabek will be here and you cannot fuckin s t o p  m e

a quick post: do not use the term ‘sin’ or whatever the fuck to refer to LGBT couples in fan fiction or cannon or anything just don’t do that to young LGBT kids who see themselves in those characters and don’t do that to all the LGBT people who have been shunned and attacked with religion as an excuse I don’t care if you think it’s funny and I don’t care if you don’t think it’s offensive and I literally!!!!! do not care about the feelings of straight people over LGBT people!!!! and!!! I never will!!!!