21. Melody

Scotty is wearing a kilt.

Scotty is wearing a kilt, singing and dancing to Gaelic music, and drinking Scotch the way a fish drinks water.

Bones is not yet sure how he feels about this; he can’t decide between horror, amusement, and arousal.

“What the hell?” he asks.  "I mean, a man’s got the right to do whatever he wants in the privacy of his own quarters, but, um …“

Scotty pauses the music and explains, "It’s me ship’s and my two-year anniversary.”

“Two years since …” Bones does the calculation in his head.  "Since you beamed aboard into that turbine tank and nearly drowned?“

"Aye,” Scotty says, grinning.  "I already went swimming in the ship’s pool in honor of that, and now I’m practicing my singing so’s I can sing my favorite Scottish love song to her engines later.“  He turns the music back on and resumes singing, swaying emotionally.

Of course he has a special ritual to celebrate his anniversary of coming to the ship, Bones thinks, trying not to feel jealous of the Enterprise (and failing.)  He awkwardly stands and watches for a minute, wondering if he’s even welcome here, but then Scotty is pulling him in and making him dance to bagpipes and fiddles, and the scotch is good, and he remembers that Scottish men rarely wear underwear beneath their kilts …

The next time Scotty practices his love song, he and Bones slow-dance to it, pressed closer than pre-teens at a middle school dance.  Bones doesn’t understand a single word of the song, but he can feel the sentiment – warm and affectionate, like an old comforter or a chocolate chip cookie.  Scotty’s got a nice voice, after he has a few drinks; Bones should persuade him to sing the next time they have ship karaoke night, save them from Jim’s attempts at hard rock, Sulu’s weird, Asian martial arts dancing, Chekov’s Dima Bilan impression.

Or maybe he shouldn’t – maybe he should save this, treasure it, be the only man to hear Scotty sing.

"You know, it’s also the anniversary of when I first met you,” Scotty whispers as the last strains of fiddle fade away.

Bones will have this melody stuck in his head for the next week, but he doesn’t really mind.

(A/N: The song I have in mind for what Scotty sings is An Eala Bhan, The White Swan.)

anonymous asked:

I was about to say that your art remained me of someone and then I found out it was you and now I'm just like "Cool... Let me stalk your drawings now"

i reminded u of me.. thats pretty cool

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HAPPY 50th VIDEO SPECIAL! This is my favorite Steven Universe comic series ever, and I am SO glad to have dubbed it. Due to all the editing, this video took ...

Oh my god someone dubbed it by themselves

I don’t even know what to think like omg

Hawke Hawke

When I first played Dragon Age 2 I came up with some pretty fancy pants names. But then my creativity ran out so I just went with the flow and kept the custom names. BUT then I thought everyone calls you Hawke and when you first meet Merril you say “Hi, I’m Hawke” and I know that they just say Hawke because there is no way they could say the name of your character (yet) so they just use your last name. Anyway, I’m thinking they don’t call Bethany/Carver Hawke so why are you the only one? And then I came up with the most brilliant idea! Call your Hawke’s Hawke! And then it all makes sense!

It also gives me satisfaction to call my Hawke’s ‘Triple H’


myrntai said: Noooo! :( What happened to pages, could you save them?

Thankfully, save for one panel getting completely destroyed  and a few blotches here and there, the pages were safe! There was quite a bit of OHMYGODOHMYGODajshakjdas going on tho :,D

  aimeld said: and if it wasn’t you, someone else would spill ink on your stuff.

Most of the time it’s just me tho ahaha, like that time in the studio when I dipped my elbow in Leppu’s ink…………..

I think the difference between Knowing (like most of the people I follow) and knowing (like their anons) is that, when you Know, you’re not in a rush to get other people on your level. You’re there, your squad is there, and everyone else is just more people for the party. You’re not trying to force people to Know faster than they can accept it, you’re not judging people who don’t Know yet…You just Know, and that keeps you chill.

  • Dipper: you're the author of these journals?!
  • Dipper: that's so cool! I'm just like you!
  • Stanley: I, as an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted at how much you have copied me, do you not have ANY value or respect for originality? you're a laughing stock. it's cheesy, it's disgusting, i personally find it artistically atrocious