if you want to reblog feel free to delete the text!

15 things I wish I’d known before starting my studyblr:


You have no idea what you’re getting yourself into.


You didn’t know there was such a thing as branded stationery, but heck, there’s a thriving market out there. 


LOOK AT ALL THE APPS. THE ADVICE. The resources! Be wary: sometimes simple is best.


People are going to share their dreams, fears,  doubts, hopes, ambitions and “oh my fuck what the fuck is happening moments” with you. You’re going to learn so much from people you’ve never met; who live half a world away. You’ll learn that exam stress is universal, as are feelings of inadequacy and loneliness and anxiousness. A whole new world will open up to you, one message at a time.


People will take your photos, re upload them, use them without credit. They’re going to delete your captions. It’ll piss you off. Its downright disrespectful. You’ll want to leave. Platitudes like ‘the internet is a free space’ will not dull the swell of anger. But don’t let a few fools ruin a good thing. Remember all the messages of support, the funny tags on the reblogs, the kindness oh god the kindness.


Stand up for yourself. Whether it be your study methods, your study philosophy or your style. Be firm, but respectful.


Sometimes you’ll wake up to messages which will make you cry. You’ve never wanted to move mountains before, you never thought you could have such a visceral reaction to someone else’s problems  - but in that moment you’ll want to cross international borders and give someone a hug. Oceans be damned. 


You’re no hero. You can’t help everyone, and your advice may be useful to some and useless to others. That’s ok. Find your own support network within this huge ass community and make it a positive experience for yourself.


Tumblr’s text formatting is a nightmare.


Be vulnerable. Writing about your personal experiences will be cathartic. Giving advice will be cathartic. In guiding others you will be guiding yourself. In doing so, you’ll need to be brutally honest about your own failures, your own doubts and misgivings. You will feel vulnerable, a twisted form of quid pro quo you’re not sure you love. Share your stories of success, your stories of failure so that others will step forward and share theirs. Cheer at other’s success; lend a shoulder to cry on when they don’t. Reach out and start a dialogue. 


Taking a photo will not dull the pain, or tears. You will still have bad days.


People won’t believe that you use natural lighting. They evidently haven’t spent Summer in Australia before.


The number of notes or reblogs your posts have does not reflect the impact that they have on a person’s life. Who the fuck cares about reblogs when you’re sitting in the exam hall the next morning. 


There’s going to be a pointless debate about 'aesthetic’ vs 'effective studying’ which will make you groan and smack your forehead against the closest wall. And then you’re going to remember livejournal. And then you’re going to feel old.


You’re going to meet people who are kind, lovely, whose opinions differ from yours - and that’s ok. There are going to be people you’ll be able to have long 3am conversations with, whose music library you’ll want to freaking raid, and others whose tags will always brighten your day. There’s going to be people who consistently pop up on your activity feed, shadowing your every move and you’re not sure how to express your appreciation but trust me, they’ll know.

+ You started this project in a midnight ramble not expecting anything out of it. You’re going to be in for one hell of a ride. There is no reason to be afraid.

With love,


LOL remember dog mom well i finally found screenshots with her url visible where she talks about wanting to fuck dogs so i can finally talk about her by name because i’m bored and like ostracising people for being weird

so miss emberlain aka caelean now gryphonkin dot tumblr whomst my friend group christened “dog mom” because she was so disgusting and visceral in the fact she literally wants to fuck dogs to the point where it became laughably pathetic thine sins hath been laid bare

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Please do not self-promote and/or delete the text on this post!

Hello! In honour of reaching my follower goal, I decided to do my first faves! Yayyy


  • Mbf me @nitroxed (I will check)
  • Reblog this post (likes will be considered as bookmarks)
  • Please do not delete the text or self promote


  • A follow from me (if not already)
  • You will be featured on a cute page (under construction)
  • You can ask for a promo whenever you want (within reason)
  • We will be besties <3
  • New followers (I will promote you to thousands of followers!)
  • I will queue a lot from you

H I G H E R   C H A N C E S

  • Reblog this more than once
  • Talk to me (highest chances!)
  • Be active, friendly and have an amazing blog!


  • Banner made by the lovely Haniah @rehticent @bannersbyrehticent
  • The winners will be chosen when I am happy with the amount of notes
  • I will choose 25+ blogs depending on the notes
  • If you have any questions, feel free to message me

Thank you so much  ♡

Love, Lilia

regarding jason (aka rivertrash)

many of you know that jason and i used to be very close, and i know we share a lot of mutuals. please know that this comes from a place of concern. he deleted his blog as a result of me confronting him but he might remake and i want everyone to be aware of who he really is: a predatory manipulator.

sexual harassment
jason is notorious for unsolicited dick pics and unsolicited sexual comments, particularly towards women and dfab people.


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the recipient is peter @peppermintlarry who identified as ace at the time and had endured sexual trauma as a child. jason was 100% aware of this and said it regardless. he also takes pride in having sex with people who are in committed relationships. he literally brags about it to people who don’t even ask.

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emotional manipulation
i personally have been a victim of emotional manipulation all my life so you’d think i’d be really good at spotting it, but you’d be wrong. i didn’t realize it was going on until a group of his friends, some of which who were victims as well (peter, eileen @eileensardine​, and 3 anonymous sources) reached out to me because they were concerned.
jason would literally hit himself in the face on camera if i was upset with him. he KNEW it triggered me, as someone who is in recovery from severe self harm/mutilation. sometimes he would even text me about it if we weren’t in a skype call. i literally thought he would self harm or even commit suicide if i stopped talking to him, which is the main reason i remained his friend even when i wanted to leave. he used his mental illness as a way to get me to pay attention to him. i am not the only one who has been affected by his emotional manipulation unfortunately and we want to keep it from happening again.

 i dated jason for awhile and broke up with him a year and a half ago. ever since then he has been literally obsessed with me. he would tell people that i was still hopelessly in love with him and that i would flirt with him incessantly despite the fact that i’ve been in a happy committed relationship for over a year. he would even go as far as saying we had an ongoing sexual relationship behind my boyfriend’s back. i don’t even have to say it but i’m going to anyway: that is completely false. i have had him on “do not disturb” on my phone because he would text me constantly (CONSTANTLY) but i rarely replied, since i was trying to distance myself from someone who made me incredibly uncomfortable. i don’t know where he got any clue that i was reciprocating these feelings. the scariest part wasn’t his obsession with me, but his obsession with my significant other. he HATED my boyfriend for “stealing” me from him, despite never speaking a single word to him. he told peter he wanted to fly to california without telling me and beat my boyfriend with a bat.

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this is not the first nor the only time he mentioned wanting to physically harm him. i have been incredibly happy with zac for a very long time and he was aware of that. there is no reason for him to want to harm him besides his own twisted agenda.

if there is anything i missed please feel free to reblog and add on! i know there are more stories out there.

if you can reblog to get the word out that would be helpful! he’s most likely going to remake so keep an eye out.

~ Please don’t delete text or self-promote (I won’t disqualify you however it will decrease your chances ~

Hello my angels in honor of reaching my follower goal I decided to do my faves page my first one!! woooot

- R U L E S -

  • must be following: Me @kartuzi – (I Will Check)
  • reblog this post! (likes = Book Marks) 
  • All blog styles are welcomed I love all styles of blogs <3!
  • Do not self-promote on my post please I will cry :(!

- P  E R K S -

  • Winners will be promoted to on my blog daily to thousands of followers
  • Winners will be displayed on a lovely page (Under construction)!
  • You can ask for a promo (of your choice) Whenever you want <3 I’ll promo my besties whenever!
  • You will be my new best friend!! 
  • Tons of new followers! ( I will promote your life out!!) 
  • We will queue a lot from you (Up to 300+ Posts from all winners)!

- H I G H E R  C H A N C E -

  • Reblog a lot from me a lot so I notice you (but don’t spam!!)
  • Be active and friendly
  • Have a unique blog, with a unique URL
  • Reblog this post more than once (like multiple times = higher chances)
  • Do not self-promote on this post 
  • Tag me in posts with the #kartuzi letting me know why I should choose you 
  • Follower some members of the following networks I’m in Here, Here, Here, Here and Here and send me a msg letting me know who and which network
  • Follow my banner maker<3

- O T H E R S -

  • Winners will be announced when I’m happy with notes
  • I will be choosing 30+ Blogs to be displayed on my faves page
  • If you have any questions, feel free to ask me (I’m always available to answer questions)
  • Credits to this banner goes to the beautiful @ammetrine

Let me say I love you angels and I wish you the best of luck I’m so happy and excited to see your truly beautiful blogs!

Love, JC <3

*deleting the text or self promoting on this will disqualify you*

Hey there lovely people! Lots of new blogs are coming up here and some of them are so good, that I want to give them the chance to join my faves! So here’s Guardehn’s faves 6.0, to give other amazing blogs a chance! :)

I’m choosing again for pineapples yay, because it’s very summerish (ahh where’s the summer people) to me and it’s such good looking fruit hahaha - am I right or am I right?

- R U L E S -

  • Reblog this post (I won’t look at the likes) - reblog this more than once so I notice you!
  • Please be following me (guardehn) - I will check!
  • If you change your blog (and you’re one of my pineapples) and I don’t like it, I’m allowed to remove your blog from my page :((

- P E R K S -

  • A spot on my faves page here, disguised as pineapple hahaha - what else?
  • A new friend (me yay!)
  • A follow from me if I’m not already
  • Promo’s whenever you want to!!!!!
  • Html help/blog advice/… etc.
  • Tons of new followers!
  • I will queue a lot from you

- H I G H E R  C H A N C E -

No higher chance! Just make sure your blog is on fleek! Awesome theme (@bravethemes - @moonthemes - @volcanicthemes - @themekid -@painthemes ETC.), nice feautures (!!!!!), an url to die for, sqdjjsqdkflfjd posts and a lovely icon! You can ask advice here. I won’t do advice on my main blog.

- O T H E R -

  • I will choose when I’m happy with the notes (probably around the beginning of April)
  • I will choose 20-25 blogs (maybe less, maybe more)
  • Feel free to ask me questions about this
  • Banner made by the amazing @rehticent, make sure to check out her banner blog @bannersbyrehticent for more masterpieces or even request one by yourself whoohoo!

Good luck, darlings! Stay flawless <3

Love, Julie xx

 *don’t delete the text or self-promote*

Hi everyone! Lucie ( @sehrenities ) and I wanted to host an awards together, so we came up with this idea. It’s a little different because this will be a mixture between awards/ faves and a lasting promo-game with, as you can see, a fruity theme. All the winners will be delicated to one kind of fruit!


- must be following Lucie @sehrenities​ and I @glossomly​, we will check!
- must reblog this post to enter
- don’t delete the text or self- promote!


- follow from both of us (if we’re not already following you)
- instant 50 queues from us
- unanounced promos
- q4q whenever you want
- there will be a post with a list of winners, which will be a long- term “promo game”. All the winners will be delicated to one kind of fruitthere will be promos given to the blogs who follow you and we will reblog that post every now and then so people will notice it. 
- 2 new friends :)


- follow my instagram here, let me know when done!
- apply to @sehrenities faves here & join her fitness network here, let her know when done!
- talk to us (highest chances right here, because this awards is not just about the blog, but also about the blogger!!)


- banner was made by me ( @glossomly), picture from tumblr
- we will choose 8 of our favorite blogs (winners)  whenever we reach a descent amount of notes
- if this flops, well, that will be awkward but then we’ll just pretend like this never happened :)

If you have any questions, feel free to message us at anytime!

Love, Sheryl and Lucie 

**Kindly keep the text and do not self-promote to refrain yourself from being disqualified**

Hello, lovelies! It’s Joice and I am hosting my very first favorites!! It’s my first time hosting something so I am really excited for this! If you are interested and you want to be featured on my faves page, then please continue reading. ♡


— Must be following me - @bravehn (I will check)

— Reblog this post (likes only count as bookmarks)

Do not delete the text and no self-promoting


— A follow from me if I’m not following you yet

— Request a promo of your choice twice a week!

— I will queue TONS AND TONS from you!!

— I will reblog/queue from your uploads

— A spot on my faves page! Check it out here

— A new friend aka me! :D


— Have a clean theme and good url

— Reblog this post more than once (so that I’ll notice you more!)

— Follow me on Instagram and like my posts - elledcruz (let me know if you did and tell me your username!!)

— Talk to me!! (I’d love to talk to you so don’t hesitate to do so ♡) ***


— Banner made by yours truly, I got the image from here

— I will be choosing 15-20 stunning blogs and once I’m happy with the notes

— If you have any questions, feel free to ask me!

— Happy reblogging and good luck, lovelies! x

please do not let this flop bye

Tumblr RP Tips - Cutting Your Threads

To be courteous to your fellow followers, it’s a nice gesture to cut your threads when they get too long. This will help prevent cluttering up your dash!

How to reply to Asks.

When someone responds to your ask, it’s better NOT to reblog it. It’s difficult to trim down and keep things neat. 

Instead you have two options:

1) Make a whole new text post with your response!


The x in the brackets, or whatever symbol you want to use, is where you would insert the link that would take you directly BACK to the ask. This is just a rough format of what I do, so feel free to change up the style and execution! You just need to make sure there’s a link BACK to the ask and a link BACK to your roleplay partner so they will be tagged in their activity feed.

2) Reply directly to the Ask.


Here is how a reply looks on your dashboard. Click the reply button and it will automatically open a new post for you, like so:

The red circle is usually where it will say the users name replied to 'x’ post. You have the option of leaving it or changing it, depending on your taste.

In the event that the reply gets lost in your dashboard feed, you could either try copy and pasting it from your Activity Feed or through your Tumblr layout by going back to look at the notes.

How to Cut Threads.

This will require you to download XKit, or some other Tumblr extension that allows editable reblogs.

Here’s how it looks:

Here’s how it looks in action:

After clicking the circle icon with the pencil symbol, this will revert your post to the old format that we use to have on Tumblr. 

Typically one would edit a post when it’s on the third reply, like so:

Carefully highlight the items in that area and simply delete, leaving you with a nice post of just one reply from each partner!

I hope this is helpful to my fellow FFXIV Tumblr roleplayers! Please let me know if you have any questions!


Hey sweet creatures, it’s been a while since I’ve made awards. 

So I introduce to you the Harry Styles awards. His new album is basically a gift and I loved it so I had to make awards! If you want to be considered, please read the following: 


  • Must be following  @blissed-simplicity (I will check, so don’t lie.)
  • Reblog this post. (Likes will only be counted as bookmarks)
  • Don’t delete the text (I promise you it won’t show up on your blog.)


  • Best URL - Meet Me in the Hallway
  • Best Icon - Sign of the Times
  • Best Posts - Carolina
  • Best Under 5k - Two Ghosts 
  • Best Theme - Sweet Creature
  • Best Theme Edits - Only Angel 
  • Nicest Blogger - Kiwi 
  • Best Color Scheme - Ever Since New York 
  • Best New Discovery - Woman
  • Valerie’s Favorite -  From the Dining Table


  • New follower & friend 
  • A spot on the awards page (under construction)
  • Special promos, queues, & help with anything you need   


  • Reblog this post more than once  
  • Talk to me ❤️
  • Reblog some of my uploads here & here
  • Have a fantastic blog! 


  • I will choose when I am happy with the notes
  • The amount of winners per category depends on notes 
  • Under 5k must submit proof 
  • This fantastic banner was made by the incredible rehticent
  • Check out more of her banners at bannersbyrehticent
  • If you have any questions, feel free to message me!

Due to the interest shown in the creation of a semi-private verse for people to bring their OCs into, I’ve decided to create a no-pressure environment were people can enjoy the perks of being part of a group rp, but in a more relaxed and safe setting. (x // x

What does this mean? Well, mutuals and friends will share an universe where we will all be able to roleplay any kind of OC in a sandbox setting. Wheter your character is an human, a werewolf, or an alien, it doesn’t matter since this is open to all kinds of OCs. This is a place with almost no limitations where you can let your creative juices flowing, form lasting relationships, develop your characters, and most importantly? Chill and have fun without worrying about things such as events, tasks, activity checks, or even following a specific plot.

Can anyone join? Anyone can apply, but there is a chance not everyone might be allowed to join. This is going to be a SAFE SPACE, which is why I have emphasized that friends and mutuals will be part of this group. The way of joining this verse would be through word of mouth and recommendations. Members can bring in as many friends as they want! You can submit your app, but if me and/or the members don’t know you, you would need to provide a reference and have a current member vouch for you before you’re allowed to join. This is set in order to be able to provide people with a environment where they feel safe. Every potential member will be screened before being accepted. 

What about the setting? Our setting will be a fictional city where almost anything is possible. Our city was beaches, mountains, forests, jungles, and even a ski resort in order to provide people with as much creative liberty as possible. You want your character to be in Disneyland? Tim Hortons? A beach resort? A tree house in the forest? Your character can be anywhere.

Rules? First of all, only 18+ peeps can join! The rules will be very relaxed in regards to activity. We will have an unactvity limit of two weeks. Things get stricter when talking about rping common sense and courtesy, and safety of course. If you ghost us or delete your account without giving us a heads up, you will be blacklisted and will not be able to join again. Any bigot/racist/abuser/etc is forbidden from being used as a FC. A FC can be repeated up to three times, this to allow people to bring in their beloved OCs and/or avoid having someone miss out on using someone they like because someone snatched a FC before they did. 

Accessibility will be of utter importance here. We want to focus on having fun, not aesthetics. Container themes, small font, tiny gif icons that are impossible to see due to their size or the PSDs applied to them, fancy formatting, and other similar practices are highly frowned upon here. All we ask is that try to cut for posts when possible when it comes to formatting. Whether you want to roleplay via text threads, normal threads, or texts via asks, all forms of roleplaying are valid, and we will not have any writing or para requirements, so don’t worry about having to write three paras per reply. Gif chats are highly encouraged!

Events and plot drops will be suggested by the members. You want to throw a birthday party for your character? Submit a post and create an event! Think a giant storm would be a cool plot drop? Suggest it and we it could happen! Fairs, council meetings, alien invasions, power outages… Again, pretty much anything will be possible here. Events will not be mandatory, and while we won’t have any tasks, sharing things such as self-paras, graphics, playlists, etc are more than welcome! 

We won’t have a character limit! Bring in as many muses as you think you can handle! Just like members, characters will be screened as well.  Abusive, unhealthy, and vile plots & characters are banned. 

Will there be an OOC blog? Nah. You can post OOC posts on the dash if needed, and we will also have a DISCORD group anyone can join, though being part of it is not mandatory!

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me and I’ll do my best to solve your doubts!

Interested? Cool! If you want to join please fill out the form bellow and submit it HERE.

app form and current members can be found under the cut  // members can reblog this post!

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I am so sorry for making a big fuss, friends. I’ve been thinking a lot about this and decided not to leave here. I know I’m no one and my whereabouts are hardly important, but I think I should make myself clear. Here are my thoughts;

a) I can ship anything. I’ve shipped Doctor Strange/Ross ever since Civil War came out. I love and respect BP too as a movie itself, I don’t want the movie just for some shipping. And I know other many shippers are the same.

b) Well, I had actually started deleting posts on my blog. I just couldn’t delete my account right away before download all the gifs ‘cause I don’t have my old gifs myself. Shame. But then I found that even after I had deleted my gifs, they would be reblogged forever without their home. And Tumblr even didn’t let me change the blog private. Guh.

c) I kept wondering; if I left here, would I also leave Sherlock or Benedict or Martin fandom or shipping Johnlock, EverStrange(or Stross?) or other things forever? I didn’t think so. I’ll end up coming back here again. With a new blog. Then where’s the meaning of deleting the old one.

d) There are so many good people here. I’ve got lots of sincere and heart warming messages. They gave me precious advice and provided new views that I should consider. I don’t want to bomb my dash with them, so please understand if I don’t reply. I’m so lucky and happy to have people like you, friends. I don’t know where else I can find friends like you. Thank you for your support. I love you all.

So, after making a scene and fully embarrassing myself in front of everybody, I’m still here. I apologize again for this. If someone don’t like having me here, please feel free to ignore / unfollow / block me.
Thank you.

*** Please, don’t delete the text ***

You have come to the right place if you wish to receive messages on your birthday. Here, too, you can wish to congratulate the birthday of the day and also meet new blogs. I’ve decided to make a post so that it can spread and everyone can share and join. The rules are simple and easy:

  • You don’t need to be a follower of mine, but if you want to be my follower, feel free to do this.
  • Don’t remove the caption or self promote on this post, if you do, it will be disregarded.
  • Must reblog this post.
  • Message me your name and birthdate.

After you have done this, I’ll place you here on the birthday list, and I’ll do my best to send messages of congratulations in your birthday. I hope you have an amazing day/night xx.

Hi everyone! I recently hit 40k and I want to thank you all so much for liking my blog enough to follow it and helping me hit 40,000! I wanted to do a mini awards as a way to thankyou all for this. So here goes nothing! Hopefully it doesn’t flop. 

R U L E S 

  • mbf following me (i will be checking) 
  • reblog this post (likes don’t count) 
  • do not self-promote or delete this text! 

C A T E R G O R I E S 

  • best url (2) 
  • best icon (2) 
  • best theme (2) 
  • best colour scheme (2) 
  • best posts (2) 
  • best new discovery (2)
  • nicest blogger (2) 
  • best overall (2)

P E R K S 

  • a follow from me, if i’m not following you already
  • promo on request (max 2 per week)
  • featured on a page (under construction)
  • a new friend

H I G H E R C H A N C E S 

  • talk to me - I dont bite! 
  • reblog this post more than once

O T H E R 

  • banner made by me 
  • i will be picking winners when im happy with the notes
  • if you have any questions feel free to ask me! 

Happy reblogging everyone and good luck! Again, thankyou all so much for 40k!!!! Love you all endlessly. 

ahh so yes you’re probably like?? faith passed 3k?? i was extremely busy when i passed 3k but i have a little more down time now and so we’re gonna celebrate 3k and 3.3k and all the milestone in between in one go!! i’m soo so grateful for each and every one of you who follows me and ily all so much


  • must be following ginny weasley’s gf
  • follow my sideblog maybe??
  • reblog this post (likes are only bookmarks!!)
  • you can ask for all four but please be patient!
  • black list 3.3k stuff if you don’t want to see the asks!!

what you get: 

  • send me an ask with your name, pronouns, and ilvermorny house and i’ll add you to my ilvermorny house page** (track #faithsfam and tag me and the other members in your content!!)
  • send me an ask with your name and birthday to join my bday page
  • send me an ask with 🌼 for a blog rate + compliment
  • send me an ask with 🌻 + your favorite harry potter character for a few little head canons about them

format + notes**: 

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Dani and I are really excited to present the Supernatural Awards!! We both love supernatural so much and we really wanted to do an awards based on it. Feel free to enter even if you don’t watch the show because it’s an awesome show :)

** please do not delete the text or self promote or you will be disqualified **

○ R u l e s

- must be following Dani and Nads

- reblog this post, likes will be counted as a bookmark

- no nsfw blogs!

○ C a t e g o r i e s

- best theme - Bobby Singer

- best url - John Winchester

- best posts - Mary Winchester

- best icon - Ruby

- best colour scheme - Castiel

- best new discovery - Crowley

- nicest blogger - Jessica Moore

- Nads’ fave - Dean Winchester

- Dani’s fave - Sam Winchester

○ P e r k s

- a follow from both of us, if we aren’t already following

- two new friends!

- featured on a page (under construction)

- 2x promos a week (if you ask)

○ H i g h e r  c h a n c e s

- reblog this more than once, so we notice you!

- be an active tumblr user!

- queue from us!

- enter Nads’ other awards here and Dani’s here

○ O t h e r

- Message either of us if you have any questions

- Beautiful banner was made by Gabriela and you can request one here!

Have a great day & good luck!

Dani & Nads xx

DC - Werksliste

These are all stories about DC I reblogged so far. They’re all in alphabetical order and not in some kind of ranking.

And although it might sound a bit cliche, it’s true: I love every single one of those stories and every single one of them is a masterpiece in it’s own way. I’m more than happy to be able to read those works. So thank you, dear author, for publishing those stories. For bringing up the courage to share them with the world.

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Watching Angels | Nathan x Reader

disclaimer: i know nathan is not a good person. i am not putting a blanket over his actions in this fic. i, the writer, understand he’s not an innocent character and has made many terrible choices. im just answering people’s requests, please dont put me under the fire for it.

thank you.

Anonymous Asked: fic where reader is new to blackwell and nathan becomes infatuated with them, but he intimidates then so they stay away?

i accidentally deleted this anon but i re-wrote it to the best of my memory! either way, here you go, enjoy!

  • reblogs/tags and replies will make my entire day as i put a lot of effort into this :)!
  • story continues beneath the read more. let me know if you can’t access it!

Watching Angels

Amidst the partially one sided conversation he was involved in, Nathan’s mind was roaring per usual. Victoria tried to help him in the best ways she knew how; trying to distract him with jokes and gossip, but today it seemed that wouldn’t be enough. She watched his pensive expression while she still continued to talk about some underclassmen he really couldn’t care about and hoped it would elicit some sort of response but unfortunately nothing came. She wasn’t entirely surprised, however, and just sighed in defeat knowing he wouldn’t notice.

She also wasn’t surprised when Nathan stood up from the benches they were relaxing on and shoved his hands into his pockets, ducking his head down to his shoulders like he was trying to shield himself away from all the students around them involved in their own events. Victoria raised her hand to block out the sun as he told her he was just going to head back to him dorm, he wasn’t feeling well.

Knowing she couldn’t, and shouldn’t argue against him she just nodded and let her hands fall back onto her lap. “I’ll see you tomorrow, then.” she said as he turned. “I’ll text you later on.”

As he walked past the dispersed students Nathan couldn’t help but feel like every single pair of eyes were on him. Eyes are attracted to movement, he reminded himself as he subconsciously sped up. They aren’t staring at you. But he knew they always were. Eyes were always on him, rather it be students, that dickhead Madison, or the ass backwards Principle Wells. Of course Nathan had leverage as to not get bothered but he still hated the feeling entirely, and most times, it pissed him off, had him lashing out at everyone who so much as waved to him. Of course he’d regret it later on and wonder if he should apologize but an ‘im sorry’ most likely would never see the light of day. It just wasn’t in his character. Wasn’t his style.

Just before he entered the building to his dorms he saw something in the corner of his eyes. Like everyone else, he was attracted to the movement, and his head turned. All at once everything seemed to come to some sort of stop, even the howling thoughts in the back of his head.

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