in every sense of the term

I Will Love You Forever - Ch2 - Steroline

A/N: Okay so I decided to continue this into a series of One-Shots throughout Stefan and Caroline’s lives. They won’t always be in order. This one is a little short but I wanted to get something up. Regardless I hope you like it.


The smell of bacon filtered through Caroline’s senses as her eyes fluttered open from her restful sleep, she swept her hand out across the bed, reaching across it but finding it empty.

Just weeks ago that would have sent her into a panic, the fear that he was dead still so vivid so real but she had time to adjust to come to terms with everything that happened. She no longer had to remind herself every time he wasn’t in her sights that he was alive. That he made it back to her.

That him coming back wasn’t some dream. It was real. He was real. He didn’t sacrifice himself. He didn’t die.

It had taken her time to really believe that.

When her hand brushed over his side of the bed she could feel his body heat still on the sheets, knowing he hadn’t been gone to long and again the smell of breakfast filled the air and she knew she where she would find him.

She tossed the sheet that covered her bare body off, standing up and spotting Stefan’s discarded shirt on the floor, she scooped it up, slipping it on, loving the way she drowned in the fabric, as it came down to her thighs.

Venturing from the room quietly, she made her way downstairs to the kitchen, smiling to herself when she saw him at the stove in only a pair of black sweats.

She moved forward pressing herself against his back, pressing a kiss to his right shoulder, her hands on his sides. “Something smells good.”

“I hope so.” Stefan flicked off the stove, turning around and slipping one of his arms around her waist. The other cupping her jaw, tilting her head back as he swooped down capturing her lips in a tender kiss, his lips moving slowly with hers, lingering.

Caroline smiled up at him as he pulled back, resting a hand on his chest, feeling the steady beat of his heart against her palm.

“I was hoping to surprise you with breakfast in bed.” Stefan murmured, as he brushed her blonde hair away from her face before traveling his hand down her back wrapping both arms around her.

Caroline smiled, eyes filling with warmth as she reached up looping her arms around his neck. “As lovely as that sounds I’d be more than happy with just you in my bed.”

“Our bed.” Stefan corrected, hands rubbing circles into her lower back.

“Our bed.” Caroline repeated, leaning up and kissing him, one of her hands curling around the back of his neck, finger’s burying in his hair, her other hand sliding around his shoulder and down his chest, feeling the dips and planes of his torso. “Our bed that is empty and waiting for us.” She whispered enticingly against his lips.

Stefan gave a laugh, placing a quick hard kiss to her lips. “Breakfast first.”

Caroline pouted up at him. “Has are fire gone out already?” A teasing glint shining in her eyes. “A few weeks into the marriage and already we’ve lost our spark. Whatever will we-” she cut off with a shriek as Stefan hoisted her up, grasping her thighs and setting her down on the counter.

“Stefan!” She laughed as he captured her mouth in a heated kiss, stepping in between her legs, one hand on her hip the other tangled in her blonde hair.

Stefan’s lips traveled from her mouth to the underside of her jaw, down her neck and back up, skimming over her earlobe. “We’ll never lose our spark, Mrs. Salvatore.”

Caroline felt warmth and love feel her chest, she turned her head, locking eyes with him with a smile. “Prove it, Mr. Salvatore.”

Stefan grinned, his eyes shining with love, stepping away from her, looking over his shoulder to make sure he turned the stove off before scooping Caroline in his arms and making his way back to his bedroom, Caroline’s delighted laughter feeling his ears, making his heart feel lighter than it had in years.

When Caroline woke up again it was to the bed dipping, she stretched her arms above her the bed sheet slipping down, she glanced over and found Stefan sliding into bed with a plate of food. “Little late for breakfast?” she glanced at the clock and saw it was a little after noon.

“Well, I got distracted.” He trailed his eyes over her sheet clad body, his eyes darkening.

Caroline smiled, reaching for his discarded shirt that she had taken over at the end of the bed and slipping it on before turning back to him as he handed her a plate, of French toast scrabbled eggs and bacon.

She bit into the toast, humming at how good it was, out of the two of them Stefan was definitely the better cook. “I could get used to this.”

“You better.” Stefan leaned over kissing her sweetly. “I plan on making you breakfast every morning for a very, very long time.”

“That sounds perfect.” She cup his cheek, bringing his mouth back to hers, kissing him deeply, tasting rich coffee on his lips, she hummed, kissing him deeper.

Stefan nipped at her bottom lip before pulling back with a grin. “Eat your breakfast.”

Caroline pouted but took another bite of her toast, watching as Stefan reached into the bedside table pulling out her notebook. “What are you looking at?”

“Your list of places to Honeymoon.” Stefan grinned. “Italy? France? Bali? Barcelona? The Caribbean? And that’s just to name a few. I thought we were narrowing down the list?”

“That is the narrow down list. I can’t decide which one though.” She gave a shrug. “I would love to go to any of them I just can’t pick which one.” She tilted her head at him. “At this rate we’ll never go on our honeymoon.”

“We’ll go.” Stefan told her, pausing as an idea came to him. “We could go to all of them.”

“Yeah, sure.” Caroline laughed. “Let’s just spend our honeymoon traveling.”

“Experiencing the world together.” Stefan corrected. “It’s not like we can’t afford it. Money won’t be a problem. I could show you all my favorites cities, a new city almost every night, new adventures.”

Caroline bit her lip looking at his earnest expression but she still hesitated. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to. It was just that she wasn’t sure about spending so much time away from her girls.

Stefan reached out clasping her left hand in his, lifting it up and brushing his lips over her knuckles in a loving caress, he looked at her through his dark lashes.

“What about Lizzie and Josie?” She chewed on her bottom lip worriedly even as his lips brushed over her knuckles, causing goosebumps to travel up her arm and fought off a delighted shiver.

“You can skype whenever you want. We could even stop by Disney World, Alaric could bring them, we’ll meet up. You can call them everyday. It’ll only be for a few weeks, a month tops.” He turned her hand around pressing a lingering kiss to the palm of her hand, his thumb rubbing against thee inside of her wrist.

“Okay.” Caroline murmured.

“Okay?” Stefan wanted to make sure he heard her correctly. “You’ll go with me.”

Caroline smiled softly, cupping his jaw with her right hand. “I’d go anywhere with you, Stefan.”

Stefan eyes shine with love and adoration, smiling brightly at her. He reached out taking her plate and setting it on the bedside table and tossing her list beside it before he surged forward, capturing her mouth in a kiss, not releasing her hand, as he leaned over her until her back was pressed against the mattress, interlacing her hand in his, their fingers intertwining together.

Caroline gave a happy laugh. “What about breakfast.”

“Forget breakfast.” He kissed her deeply and Caroline instinctively wrapped her legs around his waist, as his lips traveled across the underside of her jaw.

“I can, I can definitely do that.” She breathed as he sucked kisses down her throat, his free hand slipping beneath the shirt she wore wrapping around her rib.

“I love you.” Stefan whispered reverently and proceeded to whispered the words into every inch of her skin like he was worshipping her.

Caroline had never felt so loved as she trailed her hands over his bare back, tipping her head back to expose her neck further to him. “I love you too, so much.” She breathed losing herself in his love.

She thought she knew what love was supposed to be like but loving Stefan she realized this was what love was supposed to be and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

A/N: Feel free to leave suggestions of things you might like to see. Also quick question, Smut or no smut?

Study Tips Straight from My Professor

Hi guys! So a lot of our classes are starting today, even with the eclipse so I thought I’d share some tips my teacher sent out to help everyone get a better grade in the sciences classes, which may or may not be slightly trickier than others. It’s important to realize that no one can get through all of these, so pick what is most important to you.

1) Put in the time. Using the “three-to-one” rule, three hours of studying outside of class time per one credit hour. If your class is 3 credits, you should be studying independently an additional 9 hours. For 4 credits, 12 hours. Teachers expect you to treat studying as your job (even if you do have an actual job) meaning you should virtually be studying anytime outside of meals, class, sleep, work, etc.
2) NO cramming. It is MUCH more productive to study a little each day rather than 9 hours the day before a test. You will remember virtually nothing if you do and will not be as happy with the grade you recieve. Taking it in little bits stores it in long term memory and you will actually learn it rather than just regurgitating it onto a test.
3) Time management is crucial. Especially if you are someone who works or has kids or other priorities that also need attention. Make a schedule and. Stick. To. It.
4) Be prepared and organized. Do not be the person who lost their pencil and doesn’t have an extra, forgot a notebook or textbook, keys, etc. Give yourself enough time so you’re not rushing and make sure you have what you need! Your college professors are not here to attend to your personal needs when some of them have 800+ students a semester.
5) Use a calender. Write down your assignments, projects, class times, anything you need to remember. Use it religiously because it will be so much easier than trying to keep it all inside your head and that way you will not forget anything.
6) Use the book AND the notes. Most professors write things in a different way than the book and reading something in multiple different ways will better help you remember the concept rather than the sentence word for word.
7) Read ahead. Doing so helps you prepare for and not be lost in lecture and it will benefit you as well as the teacher.
8) Attend all/as many classes as you can and be an active listener. Sit up straight, face forward, don’t pay attention to what others around you are doing (I sit up front whenever possible). Keep an extra piece of paper near you in case you have questions so you can either ask or go back later and look it up yourself.
9) Take detailed notes. With permission, record the lecture so you can hear it again later, abbreviate whatever you are scribbling down, and then as soon as you can after class, rewrite it in a neater, nicer way and don’t be afraid to word things differently. A review shortly after class is proven to help it convert to long term memory.
10) Keep your phone off in class. I know we all love our phones and class is boring, but it’s also crucial information. We’ve all been through that period of regret where we wished we had paid attention. Don’t let that happen anymore. Use it only for emergencies and recording lectures.
11) Even if you don’t rewrite your notes after class, review them. Make sure to pay attention to anything the teacher may have repeated or any learning objectives they would like for you to know.
12) Study early and often! This goes along with no cramming but the sooner and more repetitively you relay information to your brain, the easier it will be to remember it. If you don’t look at the information for 2 weeks and then suddenly need to remember it all, not only will you be too stressed to retain it, you’ll also be wasting valuable time. Make your own study guides and test questions.
13) Make flashcards. Flashcards are only useful when you a) shuffle them occasionally and b) take the ones you’ve memorized out of the pile but still review them every now and then to make sure you still remember. Put any back in the pile that you missed.
14) Use mnemonic devices for lists of related terms.
15) Type or rewrite your notes. I’d recommend writing them again, because physical writing by hand is another way to help remember it.
16) Consolidate your material. This means: tables, lists, figures, concept maps. Reasonable chucks.
17) Teach it to someone else. The best way to tell if you have mastered something is that you are able to explain it to someone else correctly in a way that makes sense.
18) Pick a good place for effective studying. We all love our study groups, but let’s be honest. At most the first 20 minutes is talking, then 10 minutes of studying before half the group is surfing Tumblr and the other half is complaining they’re hungry. I prefer to study by myself for this reason. Find a quiet place with minimal distractions and get prepared to work your fucking ass off.
19) Get decent rest before the exam and be sure to get there early or on time, unpredictable situations included. Exams are important and your teacher will not care if there was a traffic jam. If you miss the exam, you miss the exam.
20) Learn from your mistakes. Review your incorrect exam answers and figure out why it was wrong and why the correct answer was correct. Talk to your teacher, TA, resource lab, anyone who may help you if you’re stuck.
21) Review the midterm and start preparing for finals. Most of the midterm material should be on the final, so it’s one of your best study guides.
22) Keep your textbooks and notes. I know we’re all broke as fuck and would like to sell them back, but you never know when that information will be useful in another class down the road.
23) Do NOT discuss grades, quizzes, tests, or exams with your class mates. Of course they’ll complain that they didn’t study, that chapter 6 was this, or chapter 8 said that and it was confusing. This type of conversation will only make you nervous so steer clear of all of it.

persona fans according to their fave character
  • adachi: .........has.......interesting kinks. writes think pieces late at night about how we all are all adachi to some degree
  • akechi: probably depressed. stays up way too late. im talking like 4am late. likes any fucked up character. starts all the p5 discourse
  • akihiko: quiet but loves their faves intensely. cried when p4 arena akihiko was shown with no shirt. ironically, probably knows nothing abt sports, boxing included
  • akira: secretly out of control. knows a lot of ppl but only has 2 friends. very gay. makes bad decisions and then accepts them. dates every persona girl just because.
  • aigis: pure. weird sense of humor. runs an obscure
  • aigisxminako ship blog. probably uses the term "waifu" unironically
  • ann: gay. tired of ppl sexualizing her. cries a lot. has reblogged probably every picture of makoann or annshiho in existence.
  • chie: secretly loves visual novels. wants to be kicked in the face. in their minds yukichie is canon. very gay.
  • eikichi: DRAMA. very dramatic but not in a discourse starting way. nice aesthetic. uses their queueue religiously. pretends to not cry a lot
  • dojima: is always 5 yrs behind when it comes to memes. taboo fic? they're read it. they probably wrote it. only owns two pairs of shoes. bad with kids.
  • futaba: never goes outside. only has straight ships. loves puns. reblogs every picture of futaba with best girl in the tags and means it
  • fuuka: are super soft but love fuuka with all their heart. never talks in the tags. reads a lot. is either on social media all the time or never at all
  • haru: very soft. likes the color pink. every ship they have is a rare pair. watches too much anime. never dated more than one girl at a time in a persona game.
  • jun: emotional. super into the zodiac. very gay. probably hates lisa lmao. played every other persona game expecting it to be gay and was disappointed.
  • junpei: super funny. wishes junpei was romanceable. probably all have the chaotic good alignment. obscure meme user. very upbeat.
  • kanji: super soft in the inside. is still upset over the way kanji was treated in p4 sometimes. names their stuffed animals. probably yells at the tv
  • ken: looks at ken as their child. the type to adopt fictional characters. lost their minds when ken was announced to be on the p4 arena roster. always busy.
  • koromaru: the responsible one in the group. always on time. likes dogs obviously. persona 3 is their favorite persona. doesnt understand twitter.
  • lisa: (???????? no offense but did anyone like her????) is proud they have an unpopular fave. loves the characters fandoms hate. tired.
  • makoto: REALLY WANTS TO BE STEPPED ON. gay and will not apologize. keeps their friends out of trouble. probably plays dnd. had a tomodachi as a kid and loved it.
  • maya: goes through a lot but still manages to be positive. considers persona 2 to be a masterpiece. loses things easily. hard to dislike.
  • minako: everyone loves them. wishes p3p was canon. has finished p3p at least 7 times. will never stop writing threesomes with minako/akihiko/shinjiro. openly kinky
  • minato: has not let the ending of p3 go. probably music snobs. messed up sleep schedule. secretly kinky. is actually hilarious once u get to know them
  • mitsuru: worships the ground she walks on. wants her to step on them. really driven. likes making lists. loves strong girls.
  • morgana: the type to correct ppl's grammar or spelling online. means well. writes really niche fic with super complex aus. tired.
  • naoto: has only romanced naoto in every playthrough. does not care that naoto uses sp so recklessly does not care at all. probably short lmao
  • nanako: wholesome. only reads fluffy fanfiction. the kind of person to make "why i love this character" posts after noticing a lot of character hate in the tags. popular.
  • rise: probably listens to jpop. maybe kpop. maybe both. would collect rise posters irl. compares every persona navigator to rise. likes bright colors.
  • ryuji: reckless. super funny but humble. LOUD. uses weird pet names for their faves "my soft swift running boy". loves memes. has receipts for every soft thing ryuji's done
  • shinjiro: unlucky in the way that every character they love dies lmao. kinda sad but the best kind of friend you can have. definitely the mom friend. thrives on aus
  • sojiro: sarcastic. supportive in a really weird way. always talks in the tags. is mean to show affection. only types in lower case.
  • tatsuya: bi. theyre all bi. reblogs a lot of those sad ass memes. you wonder if theyre ok a lot. has quirky hobbies that you wouldnt think fit them.
  • teddie: chaotic evil. sees teddie as a child that must be protected. gets angry when he's shipped with ppl. has any souyo fic with teddie as their child bookmarked
  • yosuke: aware of yosuke's cringe-worthy moments but loves him through it. would die for that cut romance link. fun to talk to. awkward. reads a lot of fic.
  • yu: still battling to this day abt which name is canon. wants to be supported. KINKY. once you get to know them you see they have no chill. walking cat memes.
  • yukari: has separate blogs for different interests. starts all the fandom discourse (along w akechi and adachi fans),likes to psychoanalyze fictional characters
  • yukiko: also gay. kinda quiet. sense of humor is waaaaaaaaaaay out there. im talking like....outer space out there. organizes their blog well.
  • yukino: Big Gay. is very informed in socio-political topics. really smart. if a show is gay.....they've watched it. the type to write movie critiques.
  • yusuke: BROKE. watches shows like brooklyn 99 and the office. some of them might be furries but good luck figuring out which ones. really want to date yusuke
Discipline 101

So you have the ambition. You have all the answers. All you lack is the discipline.

Unsurprisingly, this is a problem most people have, so don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Tell me, do you have a concrete goal? Or is it something vague like, “Rule the world”, or “get rich” or “become famous”?

Usually those who lack discipline have a habit of getting ahead of themselves and they end up having all these fantastic goals without any knowledge of how to achieve them. They have big ambitions, but no clear plans, no visible steps, and no foundation to start their life on. It’s the equivalent of standing on one side of the river and being able to see the other side, but having no method of making it across.

It’s good to have a starting point, and know what you want in the end. But the path to earning what you desire isn’t pre-made for you. It’s up to you to lay every brick and measure everything out. In your life, you’re the architect, you’re the engineer, you’re the investor, you’re everything.

So the how do you get some discipline?  It’s simple: You need to know how you’re going to do something, before you set out to do it.

Step 1: Get Motivated

Make a list. And make sure you handwrite it. Two columns. Think about everything you have a problem with, all your interests and passions, and everything you have ever wanted in one column. In the other column, spend as much time as you need to come up with solutions to each issue/goal. Don’t write one side, without the other.

Spend a couple days looking at that list. Make it into a poster, use it as your phone background, it doesn’t matter as long as you make sure you see it every day until you feel something. I’m saying that incredibly vaguely because people are fueled by different emotions. For me, it was rage.

Every morning, I stared at that list of everything I’d ever wanted, every little problem that made my life miserable and I got furious. To see what my life revolved around so callously written on paper, and feeling so close yet so far, that drove me insane. My anger made my passion double, and nothing fuels discipline more than passion.

Step 2: Plan

Once you’ve gotten yourself suitably motivated to take charge of your life, don’t waste any time. Start by creating a plan. Now that you know what you want to do, figure out how to do it.

Create a timeline for the next year and then a looser version for the next ten years. It can sound daunting, but when you fall off track at some point (and I can guarantee, you will) you’re going to need something to point you in the right direction.

For your detailed, one year plan, make sure your goals are distributed into two categories: Short term and Long term.  

For your short term goals, list everything you want to achieve in that year and how exactly you’re going to do it.

For example,  if you want to lose weight, I don’t just want to see you write down “lose weight”. Tell me how. Tell me how much. Tell me by when. “Lose five pounds by October by going to the gym 4 days a week”, or “Cut down on eating X food so I can lose 5 pounds by October”, etc. Be specific.

For your long term goals, pick 3 things you want in general. The first thing should be something you can achieve in that year, and it should be the focus of your entire year. The second thing is something you don’t necessarily need, but it makes you happy anyways (like spending more time on a hobby, or saving money for a new designer bag, etc.). The third thing should be something that stays fairly consistent in every single ‘year-plan’ you have. Ultimately, it’s either your most important desire, or very close to it.

These long term goals will help you put together your 10 year plan, and create a better sense of direction in your life.

Step 3: Prioritize

Learn to prioritize these tasks and goals. Don’t go to sleep until you’ve felt like you’ve completed all your tasks for the day. Don’t give in to distractions and the illusion of “well-deserved fun”. Sure, going clubbing may seem fun on  Saturday, but it won’t be fun on Sunday night when you’re frantically writing a paper that’s due in two hours. There’s always time for fun later, there’s always another concert and another football game and another party. But some things have a greater impact on your life than just one night of “fun”.

I’m not saying become some kind of a workaholic. There’s always a time and a place for everything. If you try to follow your plan without any distractions or any fun, you’re going to get bored and then you’re start to hate your plan and your life and then it gets messy. Avoid all that by knowing when you’ve earned a break. It’s very important to discern when you can afford to step away from work to have fun with your friends and when going out is just going to distract you from an important deadline. 

Step 4: Act

Now, don’t just write these goals down and shove them in a dusty file on your desk. Keep them within arms reach. Look at them frequently. What I like to do is every morning, I write down a short term goal I have for that week/day/month and one of my long-term goals in my planner. It’s just a little reminder and keeps me focused throughout the day. I don’t feel like my day is complete or productive until I’ve had some progress on either the long term or short term goal.

Also, keep in mind that while planning is a great thing to do, don’t expect yourself to stick to every single detail of the plan. Life happens, and there are certain things you cannot control (although it wouldn’t hurt to try). Don’t be too hard on yourself if you find yourself unable to complete one of your goals for the day/week/month. It happens to everyone, we’re all human. What you need to focus on is the big picture and move on. Don’t waste precious time wallowing in past mistakes. Time doesn’t wait for anyone, least of all for you.

Step 5: Commit

Discipline doesn’t come from just being motivated or having a plan. It comes from consistency. Form productive habits, start efficient routines, and stick to them. For example, if you want to become a writer, make sure you write something, however small it is, everyday. One sentence, one paragraph, one page, the amount doesn’t matter. It’s important to understand that something, however small, is better than nothing. This constant dedication to your work will help you move one step closer to your goals.

The more you force yourself to stay in line when faced with temptation, the easier it will be every other time you are faced with the same challenge further down the line. Everyone forms habits. Just make sure they’re the right ones and you’d be shocked at how much your life could change.

Everything you need to become disciplined is inside of you. Everyone has the willpower and motivation. It’s just some people know what to do with it.

Just remember: Get motivated. Plan. Prioritize. Act. Commit

And the world is yours.

I'm a Guardian Demon

Yeah, you read that right. We’re by no means requested as much as those feathery dick-muffins, but we take our job just as seriously. ‘Course, we’ve gotta go about it a bit differently. No sense in doing the same damn thing - we’re summoned for a reason.

Guardian angels work pretty much exactly how you think. They look out for you, having you trip on the sidewalk to avoid getting hit by a car and whatnot. They love tangling with the threads of fate, plucking a string here and tying a loose end there. And while they’re great at predicting things short-term, they suck donkey balls long-term.

So for every time someone’s told you “you must have a guardian angel looking out for you!” after narrowly dodging that falling AC unit, that same snobby urinal cake won’t do jack shit about that crushing heartbreak. “They need to learn,” they’ll say. “Now they’ll appreciate the next one more,” they’ll say. Fuckers have a circle jerk on their high horses while you suffer. Moral code my ass.

But that’s where we come in. Demons ain’t got the same definition of “helping.” We torture people for eternity, and we’re damn good at it. We’re clever. We’re patient. And we love revenge stories as much as you people all hate us for it all.

Guy who cheated behind your back? Boom, chlamydia. Snot-nosed nephew hit you in the nuts? Introduce his ice cream to the ground, mother fucker. But our favorites - what we’re known for - is the waiting game.

That teacher who always graded you most harshly? Guess who’s the only casualty of the most recent school shooting. The bully who stole your lunch money every week? Now he smokes two packs a day and can barely make ends meet. The pastor who fondled you and said God wouldn’t want you to tell? I feed him lava every Tuesday downstairs. What goes around comes around, and we’re the ones coming around.

So the next time you get it into your tiny mortal skull that demons are the bad guys, remember we’re the ones dishing out the karma. We’re the ones putting the smile on your face when your ex’s new boy toy runs out on her after knocking her up. We’re the ones getting your boss fired for using company funds on hookers and blow. Oh look at who got promoted! Such surprise, much wow.

You’re fucking welcome.

Ok but how about when humans feel that intense urge to Go home, whether home is a small colony, earth itself, a satellite colony(wrong term but think deep space 9), or that outpost where your friend was sent last year, or that city where your family member moved. Something happens and the human is just hit with a wave where every fiber of you is telling you “that’s enough of that. It’s time to go home.” What if there are aliens who dont have that? That sense of longing for specific place or person(s) who are home. And sometimes humans don’t even understand why they need to go home. Maybe it’s depression. Maybe something’s wrong but they just cant place what’s wrong. Maybe they just had a few ship runs where everything that could go wrong did and their alien peers are ok and rebuilding and moving on like normal but the human is the one who can’t adapt because we can only take so much negative before we cant bounce back like we’re known to and we just need the familiarity ans safety of home. But it’s a magnetic pull that’s more than home sickness. Thoughts?

thacmis  asked:

TURTLE!! For your Ask Me: Charles Xavier and General physical contact headcanon!!!

(Well this is only like a month late, sorryyyy)

Charles is a very touchy-touchy person, you can see that in the movies, especially First Class. It’s my headcanon that he really, really loves personal contact and physical affection. Partly because he didn’t get very much of it as a child, and partly because he just really loves people so much and wants to be close to them, and partly because he just… really enjoys all the sensory pleasures of life. Food and drink, music, sex, fine clothes, all that jazz. He likes the Finer Things in Life not as status elevators but for their own sake, because they look/sound/feel good! And that’s interesting and unexpected to me for a character with such a cerebral reputation and such a non-physical power. But I feel like his observable behavior completely supports that interpretation.

In short: Charles Xavier would really like to touch you, in every sense of the term.

Pregnant

Request: I have seen this one before, kind of, but I want a different one (Jasper can sense the baby’s emotions) but for this one, Jasper doesn’t realize that his human mate is pregnant (the pregnancy is slightly better then Bella’s therefore, less noticeable at first) by feeling the small baby’s emotions inside.

Warnings: Pregnancy, slight angst, mostly fluff, death ment. 

Pairing: Jasper x pregnant!reader 

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anonymous asked:

Fav sterek fics?

I have 402 bookmarks on AO3, how do I choose favorites?! I guess I can try ; ; here’s my pathetic attempt at a sterek rec list (fics added as I find them in my bookmarks, not by favorites):


The Boy and the Beast by Dira Sudis (dsudis) [116k, M]

In which events in Beacon Hills go rather differently from the start, and a Beauty and the Beast (ish) story ensues. (Scott is not a teacup and no one sings about their feelings.)

Safety in Silence by Survivah [66k, M]

It’s perfectly understandable. Even Derek wouldn’t want to be Derek’s soulmate.

Easy Trouble by Survivah [55k, M]

Derek+Stiles+fairies = love spell

“Make love to me,” Derek demands.

What.

Where The Inevitable Isn’t by Survivah [41, M]

Stiles has a magical thingamajig that’s supposed to get him out of danger. Trouble is, it took him really, really far out of danger. Like, to the point where he isn’t in the same universe anymore.

“A part of Stiles had been thinking that he’d come home, and just go, ‘hey, Derek, are we mates and you just haven’t said anything about it?’ and Derek would reply, ‘now you mention it, we are indeed! Now come to my bedchamber, where we will have super hot sex and then cuddle after!’”

A Simple Life by Survivah [13k, T]

Derek plans to spend the rest of his life holed up in the woods after Laura dies. Then he meets a stubborn young fox, and the stubborn young fox meets an urn of Deaton’s magic powder, and his plans change.

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Natasha Deserves Better: An Essay

It’s been almost a year and Natasha’s characterization in Age of Ultron still makes me uncomfortable.

ONE.

Captain America: the Winter Soldier finally gave her a personality besides Monotone Cut-Throat Spy. It humanized her, gave her a personality, sense of humor, and feelings.

  • Her crying when she thought Fury was dead
  • Her being stunned when she asked Steve if he trusted her, and he said yes.
  • The arrow necklace she wore in honor of Clint.
  • Her poking fun at Steve
  • Her choosing to stay by his side and loyal to Fury

She stopped being just Black Widow, the lethal spy who deadpans and dully stares at everything, and became Natasha, a well-rounded woman.

TWO

Then Age of Ultron gave her a sudden and creepy obsession with Bruce Banner, acting completely out of character and, dare I say it, regressive.

  • Linking her humanity to her uterus was gross enough.
  • Implying that her becoming sterilized shut off a section of her humanity that made killing easier because it was ‘one less thing to worry about’.
  • Calling her choosing to get sterilized for her job, rather than her actually having killed lots of people, warrants a “You’re not the only monster on the team.”
  • Comparing it to Bruce Hulking out and destroying entire landscapes.
  • Having Bruce forgive her for it rather than tell her ‘No, you’re not a monster,’ and making it a scene about the choices they made with their bodies - him taking the serum that created the Hulk and her having the surgery. Nope, he just makes it worse.
  • Having an actress who was currently pregnant cry over being unable to get pregnant. Scarlett was fucking pregnant in that scene, am I the only one who finds it incredibly fucked up?

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man i’ve spent so much time involved in discourse nonsense on here that like. none of it surprises me. like when aphobes say shit like “the split attraction model is inherently homophobic” or “headcanoning a character as ace is homophobic” or “telling minors that asexuality exists sexualizes them somehow and is evil and wrong and also homophobic somehow” i’m just like “yeah yeah heard it all before our existence is somehow homophobic mmmkay moving on”

so its always kind of a trip to see people who aren’t as involved with the discourse respond to these arguments because the reaction is almost always “yo what the fuck are you talking about that doesn’t make any sense” because it really truly doesn’t.

it’s kinda nice in a way, i guess, to have a little more confirmation of just how out-of-touch and blatantly wrong aphobes are with every argument the make. because you really have to sift through a lot of bullshit and redefining key terms in order to even begin to make sense of what the aphobes are spewing out.

so yeah. friendly reminder that aphobes’ arguments are illogical and nonsensical and just do not work outside of their own incredibly narrow worldview

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Remember these quick Sonic Boom character sprites I posted some time ago, and I mentioned that I may try and do the rest of the cast from Sonic Boom and then some more? Well, I may have done more than I initially planned…

Again, I made these from entertaining the idea of a Sonic Boom RPG game. And before some asks: Yes, Undertale was kind of the influence I took how I wanted to make these sprites- but, only partially, as in in terms of keeping the sprites more simple in looks. The main inspiration came from the Earthbound/Mother series, because, again I think the type of more simple sprite style, and the more lighthearted and quirky tone of those games would fit quite well for the Sonic Boom universe. I’m also just a fan of the Earthbound/Series in general.

I tried to make just about almost every single minor and background character from the Sonic Boom TV series. Tried.

I also made some Sonic X character sprites for exposition flashback purposes.(It kind of makes sense in context.) I just did the alternate formal and spacesuit sprites for fun. The OCs were basically the result of me practicing on making all of these character sprites.

I didn’t just make a buttload of new characters sprites, either. I went and altered, or even outright completely remade, certain sprites from the original sheet. It shouldn’t be hard to tell which ones were.

The characters in order:

- Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Sticks, Orbot, Eggman, Cubot, Shadow, Dave’s mom(design by @drawloverlala), Dave, Chris(design by me), T.W. Barker, Zooey, Perci, Staci(design by me), Og, Foreman Fred/Earl, Fastidious Beaver, Mike.

- Wild Cat, Wolfie, Lady Goat, Fennec Male, Rabbit Girl, Reindeer Girl, Child Monkey, Beth, Sheep Villager, Warthog Male, Leroy the Turtle, Walrus Baby, Lady Walrus, Walrus Child, Male Walrus, Old Monkey, Mrs.Vandersnout, Willy Walrus, Monkey Boy.

- Male Fennec, Beaver Policeman, Wolf Policeman, Ice Cream Vendor, Tan Gogoba, Gogoba Chief, Grey Gogoba, Comedy Chimp, Wolf Sidekick, Soar the Eagle, Justin Beaver, Tommy Thunder, Dixon, Diane Ardvark, Pierre, Gunther.

- Mayor Fink, Beaverton, Professor Cluckins, Mr. Slate, D.B. Platypus, Gentleman Wolf.

- Charlie, Belinda, Mark the Tapir, Weasel Bandits, T.W.Barker(layer outfit), Lightning Bolt Socity(Dave, Willy, Weaseal Bandit, and Tree Spy), Swifty, Nominatus, “Steve Eggman”.

- Formal Alternate Outfits and Spacesuit Alternate Outfits.

- Sonic X Cast: Sonic, Tails, Amy, Cheese, Cream, Vanilla, Knuckles, Chris, Cosmo, Maria, Shadow, Rouge, Topaz, Nazo Sonic and Dark Sonic. OCs: Lemon and Splash(both belong to @drawloverlala). Aurora and C.C.(both belong to @e-vay).

your-deer  asked:

Heyo! Do you have any advice for a new wannabe DM on how to create a compelling story? I know I'm OK at coming up with settings/societies, but I always overthink NPCs and stall out with plots because I get worried about them being boring or stereotypical - those two problems land me with stories that feel kinda dead. Any thoughts on how to get past that and make something that can gain some life and excitement?

As far as overthinking NPCs goes, don’t. Not every NPC needs to have wheels within wheels and machinations that have machinations. Give them simple goals and motivations. Where you get the interesting stuff is when you have multiple NPCs with goals that are at odds with each other’s goals and with the PCs’ goals.

Also, don’t think about plots. You’re not writing a story: you’re presenting a situation. The story is what emerges from the actions that PCs take when confonted by that situation.

If it better helps you visualize the situation, grab some index cards and write down your main factions and NPCs on them along with their main goals. Then connect those index cards with how those goals are at odds with each of the other NPCs and factions OR what they might want from those NPCs and factions. The plot is what happens when you throw your group into that web of NPCs and factions and see what they do.

I’m on my phone right now so I can’t give a visual guide right now, but once I have more time I’ll definitely draw this up.

Also, with multiple factions running around you can’t prep for every possible opportunity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prep at all. For each faction prep a simple encounter that acts as a simple introductory encounter should your players find themselves at odds with that faction. Even if they don’t interact with that faction you have an encounter written up which you can frame in other terms and present as something else. If you’ve written up an encounter with some human thugs as a fight against the local dockworkers’ union and the group doesn’t end up interacting with them, you’ve still got an encounter with some human enforcers that might make sense in another context.

foxxypants  asked:

PewDiePie, and JonTron while we're at it, are white supremacists and every time someone watches their videos it gives them money and a sense of validation in their racist beliefs. People need to stop trying to separate celebrities (I use that term very lightly here) from their beliefs. They ARE their beliefs. The moment I found out JonTron was a Nazi *sorry, alt-right* apologist I dropped him from my subs and started telling everyone I know to do so too.

We did it.

Generation after generation of humanity sat by idly, too comfortable to be spurred to action. Too complacent to stop our disastrous path before our inevitable destruction.

Now, the earth’s atmosphere is damaged beyond repair, and humanity as a whole must adapt. Maps must be redrawn. Entire coastlines are washed away under the world-wide floods. New deserts are formed as the thinning atmosphere’s protection wanes. Global droughts decimate populations, and a few years later, when everything is dry, the fires begin in earnest. Some cities survive, but the number that do is smaller than anyone cares to admit. The shape of the world changes, and humanity with it.

Cities are build under the new deserts, using the winds as power and the sands as protection against the sun. We must now learn how to survive in the parts of the world we have made uninhabitable.

Some people flee to the sea. There’s so much more if it now, and out there, there is less overcrowding. Modern-day dreams of atlantis become realities faster than anyone could ever have known as desperation and ingenuity pull us away from moving shores. Humanity learns how to live in the flooded world they’ve made - they must.

Still others fight to fix what was broken. It is futile to hope for a full return to glory, but cities which burned after the Droughts are rebuilt with as much vegetation as can be made. Taller buildings are crafted to hold more people and more flora. Old building designs are shed like dead skin - a symbol of hope for a new world and the death of an era of failure.

Some turn towards the stars. Space colonization programs began to cooperate on large-scale projects during the first Droughts. Now, they are beginning to take off in every sense of the words. Short-term tests on the moon have proven to be successful, and now- armed with entire libraries of knowledge on ways to keep a planet healthy, the space programs begin to look beyond, to further planets and distant stars.

Designs are borrowed from those places which have always been most accustomed to the heat. Clothing changes to accommodate the rising temperatures. Linens, silks, and other, newer fabrics, synthesized to repel the constant heat are the foundations of a global fashion boom. Sun screening lotions are altered to be stronger and last longer. Paints and skin-coats are adapted to look beautiful in the parts of the world where it is too hot to live without anymore.

There are places in the world which become uninhabitable. Any plans for long-term habitation are ultimately unsustainable. These dead-zones become the perfect place for secrets to hide, though trips through them must be kept brief and well-planned if one wishes to survive.

Garbage becomes a commodity. Recycling materials that no longer exist in nature is a fairly new business, but it is thriving. Companies fight over rights to old dump sights and sharp entrepreneurs trawl the oceans for the trash humanity forgot long ago.

Solar windows are in - it is harder now to walk outside without suffering the consequences, but humanity has not forgotten their love of the light. Direct exposure is more dangerous than ever, but protected windows give humans the ability to walk in the sunlight without fear of their impending deaths.

We did it. We destroyed the planet we were given to live. Now, we must live amongst the proof of our forefather’s misdeeds.

And live we shall.

8.5.17 // 1:00pm // guide to getting back in to school

requested by @meg-is-studying (thanks for the request!)

sooooooo school is quickly approaching and (if you’re anything like me) you’re not ready or excited. unfortunately, school is a rather important part of life that is also unavoidable. here’s how to brace yourself for the onslaught of assignments, lectures, and exams. and, just maybe, get a little excited? yeah right m, that’s not happening… anyway, i’ll stop rambling and give you some real advice (under the cut, that is)!

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Jungkook: 50% Cotton

Genre: awkward shy Jungkook, 100% fluff, the lightest sprinkle of smut, based on this request

Warnings: CRINGECRINGECRINGE

Word Count: 6.1k

A/N: AS PROMISED, BEFORE THE END OF THE WEEKEND. So because there was no setting suggested except “dorm,” which to me means uni is involved, I kind of took a little bit a lotta bit of creative liberty. I also added Hobi because… why not? Haha~ Hope you enjoy!!

Sequel: 50% Polyester (Rated M- as in, it’s literally just fluffy smut)

Originally posted by mrspreadinglegsjungkook

You stare at the silver, white, and gold fish as they lazily swim around the pillars, a sight that still leaves you with a small prickling feeling at the back of your neck. Although, the more you come here, the less you seem to notice.

Even though you go to school in the middle of a big city, it’s been a while since you’ve actually legitimately gone “out” in the conventional sense of the term. For the past couple years, all you’ve done is vault the turnstiles, sneak onto the train with a group of friends, and ride out to an abandoned, flooded mall. There’s nothing to do except sit, talk, drink, smoke, and watch as a few smart men occasionally come by to feed or collect a sizable portion of the trapped fish. It’s not glamorous, but it rarely costs money and it gives you somewhere to be that’s not your dorm.

Loud laughter draws your attention. You would recognize it anywhere. Jung Hoseok.

You can’t help but smirk as his new girlfriend yelps helplessly, almost slipping on a stray patch of slippery moss. It’s her… second time coming to the mall? If he keeps her around, she’ll get used to it, but by the look on her face, you’re starting to think she might not want to.

Is she prettier than you? You don’t think so. Smarter? Maybe, but judging by the name-brands she’s wearing, probably not. Better in bed? For the two years you’d been together, you’d only slept with Hoseok maybe five or six times due to complicated work and class schedules.

That might be why he chose her over you. Well, this is the third “her” so far, but you can’t ever seem to pinpoint the reason they would be more qualified-

Why are you thinking about this? You should be over him and his ridiculously attractive smile, contagious laugh, and genuinely caring personality. The two of you broke up half a year ago. Okay, he broke up with you and you are still a little put off by it, but he’s a good guy, a great friend. You want to hate how nice he is, but you really can’t.

Alright, confession time. Hoseok was the one who first brought you here and introduced you to your current group of friends, the fifteen or so that make the thirty minute ride to the mall every weekend. You secretly wish this wasn’t the case, namely because it makes you feel like you depend on him. But at this point, what can you do?

You love him, even if it’s no longer in the romantic sense of the term. It’s ridiculous, but you do love Jung-

“This seat taken?”

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sagittarians are straight shooters in every sense of the term. they are mentally quick, active, and rarely evasive. sagittarians fantasise about escape and running without limitation. they are full of clever tricks, philosophical insights, and comedic quips 

Questions for New Witches to Ask Themselves

Exploring these questions will help you figure out what kind of witch you are, how you like to practice, and who you can share your practice with.

  • What drew you to Wicca or Witchcraft in the first place?
  • What do you hope to get from being a Witch?
  • What moves your soul the most?  Being quiet in nature, formal ritual, high drama, music and song, spiritual practices, magick, …?
  • Do you like tradition and hierarchy, or spontaneous responses to your heart’s promptings? Or a balance between the two?
  • How important to you is being able to work magick?  What do you want to be able to do with your magick?
  • What are your esoteric skills or desires?   Divination, psychic abilities, sensing others’ emotions, sensing the Earth energy, feeling One with all existence, astral traveling, …?
  • Do you prefer to do your spiritual work alone or with others? Or both?
  • Do you feel a particular affinity for plants, animals, devas, Gaia, the stars, …?
  • Are you looking for a religion to practice from time to time, or something that permeates every aspect of your life?
  • Are there certain deities or cultures you resonate with?
  • What is the Divine, to you?
  • How important to you is living lightly on the Earth?
  • What are your long-term spiritual goals?
  • What are your values and ideals?  What kind of person do you want to be?
  • Who are you?  Underneath all your roles and masks, who are you, really?