internet dates

supercorp4ever  asked:

Who do you think made plans for kombucha? Lena or Kara?

Still asking that myself.. like how do they plan these dates? are they just having lunch together and then one of them tells the other that they wanted to try something (like the new fermentation place) so they plan to go there together? or would Kara come up with ideas so she can spend more time with lena? Is it the other way around that Lena searches the internet for date ideas? Or does she ask her secretary for interesting things you can do with a Friend… Kombucha sounds more like a thing Lena would have come up with because, well, Kara isn’t really affected by normal alcohol and it kinda seems a little fancy (I’ve never heard of kombucha before) So did Lena ask Kara because she wanted to try it and didn’t have anyone to go with, or did she look it up because she wanted to go somewhere with Kara.. probably a mixture of both? Like she wanted to go somewhere with Kara and then she finds out that there is this new thing which sounds kinda interesting so she asks her to go with her.. (also does this make Lena someone who loves tea or did she just need an excuse to spend more time with Kara)

also how late is it? 

were they going to drink alcohol in the middle of the day? or did they want to meet this early to spend as much time together as possible.. 

also: Kombucha can wait? ‘wait’ as in they’re going there some other time? now I can’t stop picturing Lena slightly intoxicated and behaving really cute, telling science jokes, trying to flirt, while Kara can’t stop smiling at her


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philosophy-and-coffee  asked:

The question you asked about the Garlfied post: I would read the SHIT out of a story about a starving artist making a deal with an eldritch horror from beyond and accidently ending up getting some otherworldly dick.

okay so here is my pitch

it would be called Lionel James Wants To Be Famous

leo is a young man who, as the title suggests, would really like to be famous. and he has a lot of ideas about how he could like to be famous. but unfortunately for leo, he has approximately no talent, and not even in an interesting wiseau kind of a way.

he tried making a webcomic, which went approximately nowhere. he tried making flash animations, back when that was a thing. he returned to the well of webcomics. he tried stand-up. he tried self-publishing young adult novels. he made two episodes of a podcast. his latest venture has been an attempt to make it as a famous youtuber.

but he fucking sucks. not even in the fun way that some people suck. if he went viral for being shitty, he would be ecstatic. he would sell t-shirts celebrating his own humiliation. there is just nothing even remotely interesting about leo. there is not a creative bone in his body. he has no vision or drive. he is the guy who thinks he’s funny because he’s really good at repeating stand-up routines he saw on comedy central. he’s just. he’s not great.

so he does what any young man with minimal ambition that exceeds his even more minimal talent would do, and he summons a demon. which takes the form of a cat. a very round and fluffy black cat, with red eyes.

he names it taft.

taft the cat is a photogenic cheese-loving internet sensation. leo monetizes everything. there are shirts. there are ad-covered videos. taft gets their own comic book. sponsorships. leo gets to go on talk shows with his ridiculous fat cat from hell.

here is the thing about taft: they have been doing this for a long time. artists are easy marks. they’ve never taken the form of a lolcat before, but generally, acting as a muse is a quick way to get a soul. because sooner than later, an artist will realize how unfulfilling it is, how much it sucks to know that all their success is actually because of their demon muse, etc etc.

obviously getting artists to kill themselves due to lack of creative fulfillment isn’t exactly nice, but, demon.

leo, however, fucking loves this arrangement. because leo is not an artist. he just wants to be treated like one. and with dawning horror, this hideous shadowterror comes to realize that they are going to be stuck with this asshole for a really long time. and no matter what they do to try to make leo uncomfortable, or renege on the deal… it never works. he just rolls with it.

taft must now try to find a way to make living with an obnoxious manchild into something tolerable, and so far their plan is 90% ‘annoy the everliving shit out of him’ with a 10% side of ‘well, at least he’s not bad-looking’.

Meeting someone from the internet

Tips for proving someones identity:
The internet can be a dangerous place. Do not feel bad for asking someone to prove their identity. If they get mad, this means they are probably a fake or are unreasonably angry and you’re better off not talking to them!!

Ask them to send you a picture of them holding up a certain number of fingers. Or a toothbrush. Or a spoon. or a piece of paper with your name on it. Anything that they should be able to access easily. If they are a fake and are using someone else’s pictures, this could catch them out.

If they always take a long time in getting back to you, they might be editing images to fool you. You might feel paranoid but that is ok! If they are real, then they should have the same concerns.

Before meeting someone in real life:
Talk to them on facetime or another video chat before meeting them!!! If you do meet up with someone, NEVER GO ALONE. If you cannot arrange for a friend to go along, meet them in a busy, public place. Get a friend to call you after an hour so you can use this as an excuse to leave if you feel uncomfortable. If you cannot arrange this, set an alarm on your phone and pretend it is a phone call. If things are going well, dismiss it. But if you feel uneasy, pretend it is an emergency and get out of there ASAP!

Soukoku on a date
  • Dazai: I gotta go!
  • Chuuya: Aren’t you forgetting something?
  • Dazai: *Kisses Chuuya on the forehead*
  • Chuuya: No, pay your fucking bill!! Who the fuck raised you!?







I hate how straight people judge us for searching for love and/or hook-ups through social media.

I hate how they think it’s disturbing or desperate to meet up with or go on a date with someone you met on the internet.

I hate how they don’t realize how privileged they are to be able to literally go anywhere and simply look around to find potential partners.

I hate how they forget that we can’t just “take shots” and hit on guys we’re attracted to because of how dangerous it potentially is to assume someone’s gay.

I hate that they don’t understand that only a fraction of the population is gay, you only find a fraction of that fraction attractive or dateable, only a fraction of that fraction finds you attractive, and a fraction of that fraction is single/emotionally available/seeking the same kind of relationship that you are.