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A Decent Proposal

Title: A Decent Proposal

Pairing: Dominick ‘Sonny’ Carisi Jr. / Reader

Rating: T

Word Count: 1017

Warnings: Mild language

Notes: I don’t usually do requests, but I felt like I had to do something with this one. Representation matters. Thanks as always to @do-me-carisi and @carisiismyhomeboy for looking this over <3

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You had just opened the door to your apartment when you saw that it was completely illuminated by candles. You even saw that your diyas were lit. It was April, not October, so this was obviously not for Diwali–Sonny knew better. That’s when you saw the trail of rose petals. You smiled to yourself despite the sinking feeling growing in the pit of your stomach as you followed the trail.

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An incomplete list of my favorite customer interactions
  • A phone call: 
    • Me: Thank you for calling This Bookstore, how can I help?
    • Customer: I’d like to talk to Tom please.
    • Me:…there’s no one named Tom who works here.
    • Customer: this is This Bookstore, right?
    • Me: yes. 
    • Customer: Then I’d like to speak to Tom
    • Me: Sir I’ve worked here for a year and a half, and there hasn’t been anyone named Tom. 
    • Customer: well can I leave a message for him? 
  • A different phone call: 
    • Me: Thank you for calling This Bookstore, how can I help?
    • Customer: I’d like you to order something in for me. 
    • Me: Sure! Do you have the ISBN or the author’s name or the title? 
    • Customer: it’s a vinyl record. 
    • Me: we’re a bookstore?
    • Customer: Yes. I’d like you to order it for me off Amazon. 
    • Me: You want us, an independent bookstore, to order you vinyl records off Amazon
    • Customer: yes. 
    • Me: Sir, that’s not a service we provide. 
    • Customer: Well I don’t believe in credit cards or the internet so I need you to do it for me. 
  • Yet another phone call: 
    • Customer: Yes I’d like to order this book in. 
    • Me: Our distributors don’t carry that book, sir. I can see about getting a used copy in. 
    • Customer: Sure!
    • Me: Okay, it looks like the used copy is going to be $122 plus our handling fee. 
    • Customer: Google says it’s $42.
    • Me: Then your best option is probably to order it online. 
    • Customer: Okay. Do you have the phone number so I can call google? 
  • Feel free to add your own
I am NOT a Perfect Witch

I’ve seen a few asks/comments running around about how the witches of Tumblr seem to have all their ducks in a row and do magic spells 24/7 and are generally “perfect” because of it. I can tell you this is probably not the case. At least for me its not. I am not a Perfect Witch. I don’t rigorously follow the phases of the moon, most of the time i forget anyways. I don’t do spells on a regular basis (at least not what i consider to be spells) Heck most of the time the most witchy things i do is reblog stuff to this tumblr. 

So for newbie witches and hidden witches please understand: It’s completely okay to not be a “perfect” witch. Once you’ve discovered that you’re a witch you don’t have to cast spells 24/7 in order to protect your title. The Title of Witch is yours as soon as you decide you want to Claim It. No one can or should tell you how to run your path. That is something you will have to discover for yourself, and honestly that’s the best part of the journey. So you forgot a sabbat, big whoop. Sabbats come and go and i rarely do anything for them anyways (maybe halloween but thats tradition haha) Another full moon pass you by? That’s okay, some people don’t like working with the moon and that’s also okay. Try casting a spell and you don’t think it worked? Trust me i still do spells and most of the time they don’t work too.

So to all the newbies and hidden witches: Do not fret. You have plenty of time to come into your path and please please please do not feel like you HAVE to be perfect in your path. I am proud to follow my path with all its bumps and turns it throws at me

Second Chances

Words: 10.1k

Genre: Fluff / Soulmate AU

Warnings: slight description of a panic attack, swearing

Description:  Soulmate AU in which you get to see colours when you kiss your soulmate. Dan has a particularity.

Read on AO3 / @florallylester made a moodboard for this and I’m crying


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this a post (complete with links, pictures and other tips) dedicated to all of you struggling through what seems to be a hell they call high school. i get it. i struggled through it, all my friends endured it and you’re probably in the same boat of wanting to throw yourself down each flight of stairs that presents itself. but please don’t do that! i’m here to help, friend!! this is a comprehensive list of all the things i learned from my time in high school. i hope this helps at least one person out there! as always, if you guys have any questions, my ask box is open :)

before we get into it: this is a link to my study routine because some people have been asking for it and don’t have a section in this post to put it under so i’m just going to leave it here.

self-care advice:

okay so, i’m going to be completely upfront with you. high school is hard. it’s especially hard if you want to do well. i can honestly say that senior year took its toll in more ways than one when i didn’t take care of myself or pay attention to my body’s needs. so here are some self-care tips to keep you happy & healthy.

1. eat a lot & stay hydrated

when you’re trying to finish a 2000 word essay, or pretty much all but shoving toothpicks in your eyes to stay up studying for an exam the next day, food is your best friend. food helps your brain work better and you’ll find that your concentration levels increase when you study on a filled stomach. there are lots of brain foods out there like dark chocolate, nuts, vegetable sticks etc. but don’t forget to reward yourself with a food of your choice after you feel like you’ve done a lot of work. couple all of this with lots of water to keep you feeling refreshed.

2. pamper yourself

i am completely aware of the fact that high school students don’t have the time to go to a spa or sauna every other weekend. however, you deserve a nice long bath or a good face scrub every now and then. other things you can indulge in:

  • sheet masks
  • body lotion (especially the nice smelling ones)
  • scented candles
  • hand cream
  • nail polish
  • eye masks
  • a good facial cleanser
  • serums
  • bath bombs

and the list goes on. trust me, being physically relaxed plays a big part in how your brain performs. if you feel a bit gross, take a shower before you start studying. it’s little things like that that’ll make a massive difference.

3. sleep

everyone says it, i know. but it’s so important. if you don’t get sleep the night before because you were cramming for tomorrow morning’s exam, go home and take a nap in the afternoon. get some shuteye in one form or another. pls. 

4. believe in yourself

it sounds so weird, and it’s usually not included in posts like these but in my opinion it’s one of, if not the most, important factor in high school success. think about it. if you’re spending those years of your life doubting whether your answer is correct, whether your science report is as good as the next person’s or whether your friends truly like you, you’re using up a lot of energy that could be used for things that’ll actually benefit you in the long run. that’s why my blog is titled “breathe” - because that’s exactly what you have to do, and sometimes that’s the only thing you can do in order to keep going. chin up. you’re going to be okay. you’re doing great. i believe in you. and you should believe in you too. 

organisational tips:

1. plan everything

i’m telling you now, get some kind of planning system. whether you want to use a bullet journal, a planner, a diary, an app, a computer program or your grandma’s paper napkins, seriously just pick something. when you have seven different classes and you have assessment for each, i highly doubt you’re going to remember every task that goes along with them. so, just take my word for it and plan plan plan.

here’s a link to how i used my planner back in high school. 

i also recommend a whiteboard monthly calendar so you can keep track of all of the important dates you need to remember.

2. post-its

i love love love post-its. i honestly can’t stop myself from buying them - especially the cute animal ones. post-its saved my butt when keeping my books organised and easy to navigate. you can use them to separate different semesters, chapters, lectures, topics etc. i also use post-its to mark any questions, sections or subjects that i’m unsure of so that i can ask my teacher about it the next day. i then write down the answer or explanation on a separate sticky note and stick it next to the question so i can refer back to it when studying for exams.

+ look at all the different kinds of cute post-its you can get!

so you can obviously get all your standard, basic post-its.

buuutttttttt, you can also get all of these fun ones too! they make studying a lot easier and a lot more fun, trust me. 

3. figure out a system that works for you

so in high school, i liked having notebooks for each class and having an accordion folder to hold all my papers. that worked perfectly fine for me but there may be other methods that work better for you. i suggest, especially if you’re just about to start or just started high school, that you experiment with different organisational systems to find which one suits you best.

i’ve got a page dedicated to my favourite supplies and how i use them. i hope you can get some inspiration from it in some way. 

motivational tips:

1. quotes

go on google, tumblr, facebook, instagram, weheartit or whatever tickles your fancy and search up some quotes that inspire you. it sounds really corny, but i’m telling you that it works. i had three quotes above my desk and they always used to motivate me when all i could think about was crashing into the comfort of my blankets. i would pick quotes and write/draw them out myself so i could add my own spin on them. i used:

  • “make hermione proud”
  • “effort only fully releases its rewards to those who refuse to quit”
  • “you have galaxies in your head, don’t let anyone tell you you cannot shine”

ta-da!

2. studyblr

this community! it’s the best motivation in my opinion. whenever i was in a procrastination slump, i would scroll through the studyblr tag or scroll through studyblr blogs and before i knew it i’d be ready to study for another hour. it’s honestly one of the most helpful resources, and if it’s available to you then i definitely recommend that you use it!

3. music

get yourself a study playlist. it’s amazing what music can do for your mood. add a mix of songs that will get you pumped to blitz through that 5-star difficulty chemistry question and songs that will help you concentrate when you need to find the right word for that english essay. studying when it’s dead quiet is weirdly deafening to me and i can’t concentrate if there isn’t some sort of background noise. just add whatever helps you - whether it be panic!, classical or in my case, kpop hehe

i have a playlist suggestion on my blog if you want to try listening to some new songs. :)

that’s all, folks!

in all honesty, high school isn’t going to be a walk in the park if you want to succeed. it takes dedication, a lot of persistence and a consistent work ethic. you need to know what you’re aiming for, and you need to want it just as much, if not more, than the person who wants the same thing. my high school experience was stressful and anxiety inducing, but i can honestly say that the rewards on the flip side are very much worth it. you’ve got this. you’ll do a lot more than survive. you will succeed. 

you can do it! i believe in you! 

stay motivated x

ladyknighttime  asked:

As a newer follower, what is A Highlander's Tail?

Oh boy. I’m guessing that means you also don’t know PDOC about Fifty Shades of Plaid and The Devil’s Sporran either then.

Hello, welcome to the crack that is going to be my literary career, this post will be your guide.

Hunger Pangs you likely know about but here’s the origin post where @jeneelestrange straight up altered the career path of my life.

I’ll keep Public Displays of Confection short, but basically I came up with the pun and liked it so much I decided to turn it into a w/w romance about two bakers who fall in love while competing in a wedding cake contest. It’s so sweet it might actually give you diabetes. (Small humorous extract)


A Highlander’s Tail started because @thestarfishdancer is a horrible enabler and I couldn’t help from shitposting in response. Somehow I ended up being convinced I should write a thing called A Highlander’s Tail. The vague plot outline I have so far features a Scottish werewolf who becomes a retainer for a young English woman who is brought to Scotland after marrying her much older (also English) husband. (A common trope in awful American written Scottish romances.) As with most old Scottish houses however, there’s rumors abound of ghosties and goblins and things that go bump in the night. Which is absurd of course. They howl. 

Cailean Glenn—our resident werewolf, does his best to make her feel welcome in his own gruff way, but when her marriage starts to flounder and she starts straying farther and farther from home as a means of distraction, he realizes the secret of the (fictional) town of Braedhuin may be at risk of exposure. 

There’s all sorts of shenanigans and romantic guff, as well as fun little absurdities like were-sheep who herd themselves and win national prizes. As per @deliriumsetin‘s wishes Cailean’s best friend is a plucky Irishman, Ruaidhrí, who seems to own an Irish setter who is often conspicuous by his absence. The setter is a downright friendly fellow though.


The Devil’s Sporran is a lighthearted contemporary romance spurred on after an article denouncing romance literature as basically sin, used the hilarious phrase “Shirtless Satan” to describe men in kilts. Some people wanted it to be the actual Devil, but for now he’s just an ordinary good looking man with a smile that can make you think very bad things.

The main focus is on Kate, an American who is the maid of honor to her college bff’s wedding to be held in Scotland where both her and her beau are from. As the maid of honor she gets introduced to all kinds of quaint traditions she’s never before encountered which you don’t really have to deal with in America. Like trying to find a real silver sixpence, taking the bride out around the town on her Taking Out, the whole kerfuffle with trying to find matching dresses for three vastly different shaped women, and realizing at the last minute she’s expected to pick out a tea set for the bride despite being a coffee drinker her whole life, and what the fuck is the difference between Wedgwood and Denby.
And then there’s the groom’s best man Donnie…she feels someone should have warned her about him:

“What are you doing in here?” Kate demanded, scrabbling to cover herself with the ugly tartan shawl despite being fully dressed.

“I was next door,” Donnie informed her, eyes darting over the length of her, “looking at scabbards. Are you all right? You sounded upset.”

“I’m fine!” She protested, but even to her own ears it sounded shrill. Her shoulders slumped, defeated. “I can’t get out of this stupid dress. There’s too many buttons and the assistant has apparently run away and I can’t breathe.”

Donnie chuckled easily and the sound went curling straight down to Kate’s bare toes, hidden under the length of her skirt. It was offensive how charming this particular Scotsman could be, especially given how effortless he made it seem. She was almost certain she’d have hated anyone else for it.

“She’s helping a bride,” he informed her, “I heard crying so you’re on you’re own for a while. Let me?”

The question was so unexpected and softly spoken it threw her off guard, and Kate found herself compelled to turn as he stepped further into the changing room, pulling the curtain closed behind him. She’d half expected to be manhandled by rough hands, surprised when he began freeing her from the confines of the bodice with the utmost of gentleness.

“There now,” Donnie intoned soothingly as the dress began to slip away from her shoulders. “All better.”

“Thank you,” Kate murmured, drawing in shuddering breath, the ghost of his fingertips still hot against her spine.

“You look lovely, by the way, very,” he smiled tightly, catching her eye in the mirror, “honorable.

Kate snorted, and moved to hold the bodice in place against her chest, aware that a good portion of her naked back was now exposed to him. “I’m supposed to look like the bride. Some tradition about keeping the Devil away.”

“Hmm,“ Donnie hummed, the silk of her skirt trailing through his fingers as he leant in, smile broadening into a roguish grin over her shoulder. “Tell me, Kate, do you think it’s working?”

It’s even got fanart already, cutesy of @songofsunset:


Fifty Shades of Plaid started out again as a humorous shitpost when I was being salty over how Scottish history is often romanticized to make us look like tragic heroes, rather than the victims of class oppression, and cultural warfare. 

It’s since turned into a serious novel which follows the standard Scottish romance style but is actually a visceral denouncement of the whole trope of Scottish romances written by outsiders with little to no regard for our heritage beyond “men in kilts look good” (a lighthearted sample).

It’s the story about a wealthy weaver and his daughter acquiring land in Scotland, after buying out a weaving town, intending to produce the cloth for much lower wages, and selling it at a far more expensive price on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh after it became fashionable to wear again in 1822 after King George IV felt like playing dress up, despite the kilt having been banned for actual Scottish people to wear for almost four decades for being considered an act of treason. Hence the title, fifty shades of plaid.

The main characters at present are called Elizabeth and Alasdair, and it will likely be years before I am done writing this. But it’ll get there, one day.

I also have various other writing projects going on, but these were the ones inspired by tumblr. I am hoping to churn one out each year, though in what order I don’t quite know.

And that my doves, is why I have no fucking time on my hands lmao.

Fabulous Olicity Fanfic Friday - March 31st, 2017

Originally posted by foreverlostinliterature

Happy Friday! So this is my attempt to both thank awesome fanfic writers for their amazing work and offer my recommendations to anyone who is interested. Here are the fantastic fanfic stories I read this week! Click on the titles to get the links! They are posted in the order I read them. 


Can’t Turn Away From Your Light by @wherethereissmoak - Post 5x17 fic - Thea Queen arrives at the hospital after hearing about Oliver’s torture at the hands of Prometheus. Felicity won’t let Oliver reject everyone.

Show Me Where It Hurts (Will You Make it Okay?) by @bisexuallaurellance - Set immediately post-5x17. Felicity patches Oliver up.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words (And Other True Sayings) multi-chapter by @so-caffeinated - All-in-all, it’s the best kidnapping experience Felicity’s had so far by a lot. So, it’s kind of an epic surprise when the fallout from it is so, so much worse.

In Another Life (I Could be Your Man) multi-chapter by @angelicmisskitty - Their lives couldn’t be more different - and yet Oliver can’t take his eyes off the beautiful blonde woman that leaves the subway every morning at 7.43am. There is something about her that makes him look up every morning - something that also makes him aware he’ll never be good enough for her, or that she’d even notice him. He had no idea how much his life would change the day he rushed over to help her…Olicity AU - no Lian Yu, no saving the city (at least not in the way we know from Arrow :D ) LOVE LOVE, LOVE!

The Glasses by @anthfan - Post 5x17 fic - Picks up after the credits.

Dark to Light by @geneshaven - Post 5x17 fic Aftermath of Chase’s torture

Destroy me by @graffitisherlock - Post 5x17 Basically missing scene from 5.17, I guess? It could also be considered spec for 5.18.

Olicity’s Nervous Ask Out Scene multi-chapter(?) by @hisgirlfelicity - Oliver’s asks Felicity out Season 3 - Super sweet (Couldn’t figure out a way to link it back so I had to link to my blog)

Demon Between My Thighs, Making me High by @nightkeepyr for Olicity Valentine’s Smut-a-thon - Prompt: “Can I keep you?” This is a continuation of/sequel to ‘Dark angel in my ear’. 

Untitled List by @cruzrogue for Olicity Valentine’s Smut-a-thon - Oliver finds a list Felicity never meant for him to see - Very Hot!!

A Touch Unlike Any Other multi-chapter by @mel-loves-all  - Olicity Regency - The Earl of Archer out for the first time in a long time - LOVE THIS.

I May Be An Idiot But I’m Not Stupid by @wherethereissmoak - Based on the prompts “I may be an idiot, but I’m not stupid” and “Who gave you you that black eye?” Set in season 3, a different take on the whole Cooper episode.

To Sacrifice the Sun multi-chapter by @emmilynestill - Oliver and Felicity are ARGUS agents working on a mission in Mexico, the two share some very important history.

Keep it Professional multi-chapter by @mogirl97 - Oliver is assigned to be Felicity’s bodyguard

Beaten and Broken, Still I Rise by @hopedreamlovepray - Post 5x17 fic What happened with OTA after the credits rolled

I Like Watching You Do That by @alanna-the-lionheart - Set early in Season 4 VERY HOT fic about Felicity’s reaction to Oliver on the salmon ladder

A Day in the Life multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Felicity Smoak is an MIT graduate and assistant to Oliver Queen.   Suddenly she is his pretend girlfriend and in the spotlight.  Oliver Queen needs a girlfriend to get rid of an obsessive former lover and to please his parents. Fluffy, funny, happiness!

In My Daughter’s Eyes multi-chapter by @smkkbert - Oliver and Felicity are parents following a teenage pregnancy, they balance family life with school and I love it!

As Easy As Falling multi-chapter by @charlinert - Felicity has just received tragic news when she meets Oliver, I believe there is hope, highly recommend but you will cry but not every chapter!

Redemption multi-chapter by @vaelisamaza Oliver returns for being with the League after five - this story gets better and better - you should be reading this!

Broth for the Broken by @wherethereissmoak - Based on the prompt - “You haven’t even touched your food. What’s going on?” Post 5x17 short drabble

Time for a Story multi-chapter by @smkkbert - This fic shows Olicity and their life as a (married) couple with family. Although Olicity (and their kids) are the protagonists, other characters of Arrow and Flash make appearances.

Running Ch 5 and Ch 6 multi-chapter @geneshaven - Oliver and Felicity are on the run, set in Season 5.

You Make Me Stutter by @felicityollies - After Oliver stumbles upon some videos on Felicity’s computer, he discovers they have a shared fantasy and it’s time for them to play it out.

Favourite Things by @wherethereissmoak - Based on the prompt: “Can you explain that to me?” Set in Season 2. Felicity has a unique way to control her lustful thoughts toward Oliver.

Time Will Wait for No One multi-chapter by @sentence-fragments Oliver and Felicity are blissfully happy together until a cruel twist of fate sinks the Queen’s Gambit while Oliver and his father are on their way to China for business. Oliver miraculously survives, fighting every day to make his way back to her. He learns about some things that have happened in his absence and decides to stay away. Until he doesn’t have a choice.

Choose by @graffitisherlock - interpretation of what Felicity finds in the Afterlife. Based on episode 2.16 of Legends of Tomorrow.

FF#17 Fervor by @leilahali - Prompt: Impulses - Olicity and Vertigo

FF #40: It’s Christmas Eve, Carter Bowen (Step Away) by @quiveringbunny - Prompt: Christmas Eve

Tell Me That You’ll Stay by @bisexuallaurellance - post 5x17 After being patched up by Felicity, Oliver comes to in the loft. There, he and Felicity confront some home truths.

I Wrote Your Name in My Heart multi-chapter by @alanna-the-lionheart - Oliver is kidnapped and returns a different man. Heartbreaking and beautiful!

Animal Lust by @purselover2 - Felicity learns a very sexy lesson when she pushes the right button.  Very Hot!!

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All At Once - Part 2

Summery: Hospital fluff with the Captain.

Triggers: Hospitals

Word Count: 1200+

A/N: I’m away next weekend so I’ll try to get stuff out during the week.

“All At Once” Masterlist | Masterlist

Originally posted by ohevansmycaptain

Steve was sitting next to you as you ate. Well, you just sat there smelling this vile, brown liquid they wanted to call a stew.

When the nurse came in to give you your meal you smiled politely. Then she left and you confessed to Steve that you had practically eaten nothing since you had been there.

‘Come on Y/N. It can’t be that bad’, he tried to convince you.

‘Well, then you try it’. You protested.

‘I didn’t get hit by a car and a stuck in hospital’ he defended. Crossing his arms as he did so.

‘Just try it before you make me eat it’, he looked at you with one eyebrow raised then moved forward.

He picked up your spoon, the one that hadn’t moved since it was set on your tray, and dipped it into the “stew”. He then put the spoon and liquid into his mouth. Immediately, he picked up the box of tissues, pulled some out and spat directly into it.

‘That’s-’ he interrupted himself by making noises you didn’t know he could. They all showed he hated the food (could you even call it that). He was so dramatic, the food was bad but not that bad. Ok, maybe it was that bad. ‘You want me to get some pizza for you?’

‘Supersoldier and pizza? Yes please!’ He giggled and got up. Sending you a quick bye before leaving.

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bleep0bleep  asked:

mchaleinski prompt: scott and stiles have an ice cream shop and then derek opens one up across the street. rivalry but also crushes!

Derek Hale/Scott McCall/Stiles Stilinski
Rating: G, Word Count: 2004
Human AU, Mutual Pining, Ice Cream Parlors, Established Scott/Stiles, POV Stiles, Polyamory,

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‘Look at him. Just look at him! With his stupid novelty flavours and his stupid artsy signs and his stupid muscles and his stupid smile.’

Scott snorts.

‘What?’ Stiles asks, turning away from the window.

‘That’s the fastest you’ve ever gone from insulting to complimenting,’ Scott says.

‘I am not complimenting our nemesis! I’m assessing his assets so I know where to strike.’

‘Dude, Derek hasn’t been our nemesis since he let us store our ice cream at his when our power went out.’

‘Lies,’ Stiles huffs in protest, but he can’t help the little smile that tugs at his lips at the memory.

It had been at the end of a very hot, and therefore very busy, day in their ice cream shop. Stiles was cleaning in the back, Scott out to get dinner, when the power suddenly went out. Their building’s wiring isn’t exactly stellar, so it happens every now and then. No big deal. Except, they hadn’t gotten any new fuses after the last time. Stiles had panicked a little at the thought of all the lost ice cream. He’d been standing in the front of the shop with his hands in his hair, when Derek knocked on the door, wondering if everything was okay. Stiles hadn’t really met Derek yet, even if Scott kept encouraging him to go across the street and say hello. Derek hadn’t hesitated to offer his own freezer when Stiles told him what happened.

Later that night, when they got back home after dinner with Derek, Stiles had grudgingly admitted that Derek wasn’t as evil as he’d thought.

‘Just admit you miss him,’ Scott says.

‘What are you standing around for?’ Stiles glares in the face of Scott’s knowing smirk. ‘You can analyse my behaviour and lock up at the same time.’

Scott walks backwards to the door, his knowing grin still trained on Stiles.

They clean the front in companionable silence. Which for them means singing along to the radio and using the cleaning supplies as instruments. This is Stiles’ favourite part of the day. It’s just him and Scott, in the shop they started, goofing off, relaxing after a long day of scooping ice cream and dealing with people. Even with the goofing off, they’ve been doing this long enough that they’re perfectly in sync and it never takes long.

Stiles is double checking their inventory, while Scott gathers all the towels, cloths, and aprons that have to be laundered.

‘I do miss him,’ Stiles finally admits. He closes the fridge and sits down heavily in a chair.

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Cosmic Witchcraft 30 Day Challenge!

Hey everyone! Here is a 30 day challenge designed for cosmic/space/astro/galactic/celestial witches, but anyone is welcome! 

To participate, just go down the list and make a post for each individual day (in order from 1 to 30), title it as “Day ___,” and tag it as #CosmicWitchcraftChallenge. By posting these, I’m going to assume it’s okay to reblog them, so please let me know if you prefer otherwise.

  1. describe what got you interested in cosmic/space/astro witchcraft 
  2. your personal definition of your path
  3. your favorite thing about your path
  4. complete your birth chart and post it 
  5. your sun sign + description
  6. your moon sign + description
  7. your rising sign + description 
  8. your ruling planet + description 
  9. favorite planet + why
  10. least favorite planet + why
  11. your zodiac sign + associated element + season of the year 
  12. how does your relationship with deities relate to your craft? (if any)
  13. share your favorite kind of spells to do 
  14. favorite magickal tools
  15. most used herbs + their associated planets
  16. favorite crystals or minerals + their associated planets
  17. make a glitter jar and share a photo 
  18. share a song(s) that gets you in the mood to do magick
  19. meditate to ambient music and share your experience 
  20. share a picture or draw your ruling planet’s planetary square
  21. try divining with the stars and share the results 
  22. your zodiac sign + its associated major arcana tarot card & description
  23. share a picture or drawing of your favorite constellation 
  24. try astral travel and share the results 
  25. post or reblog an image of a nebula that is your favorite color
  26. write your own cosmic spell
  27. share a piece of pop culture (video game, movie, book, etc.) that has inspired your craft 
  28. create your own cosmic-related sigil
  29. share some blogs that have inspired or helped you along the way
  30. something you’ve learned since doing this challenge 
astro working in a cafe☕️

Jinjin: mr manager; usually sits in the corner of the cafe with his headphones on and reviewing the stocks and earnings. gets MJ to make him coffee cause he likes mj . occasionally helps out in the kitchen to let bby sanha take a break from washing all the dishes, probably raps while doing so.

MJ: the smiley cashier that seems like he ate too much sugar every single day. sings for customers with his honeysuckle voice and will draw a smiley face or heart behind the names of every customer cause he’s sweet like that so TREASURE THIS BOY plus is actually pretty good at making drinks (at least in jinjin’s opinion)

Moonbin: supposed to one of the baristas but ends up just getting things off the high shelfs for MJ and probably because he messes up the recipe of the drinks often. get assigned as a waiter by jinjin instead and makes a pretty good one tbh with girls coming up to him to ask for a selfie. poses when he knows someone is secretly taking a picture of him he knows hes goodlooking wtf

Eunwoo: angelic all rounder barista; he makes the perfect drink and even watches youtube tutorials on how to make latte art in his free time. probably the reason 50% of the cafe customers are girls like okay i don’t blame them cause have you seen that face??? like come on but is an actual hardworker and definitely deserves the title of the best barista.

Rocky: cute waiter; does what he is exactly told to do so but can be sooo extra sometimes. used to be the one apologizing to customers when binnie messes up the drink orders and is calm af. seems like he enjoys being a waiter but actually just wanna go home and sleep.

Sanha: dish washing duties/waiter/barista; basically does what his hyungs tells him to. secretly counting the amount of the times girls gives their number to binnie and eunwoo like who is the hottest guy around here??? but one day a girl comes up to him with a slip of paper with a number scribbled on it and he couldn’t stop smiling like an idiot.

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Tropetastic Tuesday wrap up Week Seven: 4/18 - 4/23

Once… twice… five times the writing. In no particular order, here’s a wrap-up of works submitted for @thegreyhenley’s Tropetastic Tuesday challenge this week. In this challenge, writers and artists had from Tuesday through till Sunday to submit trope inspired pieces to the #tropetastictuesday7 tag. If I missed your work here I apologize and please message me so it can be added in among the wonderful pieces under the cut.

This week’s challenge was: Five things - up to 5,000 words

Originally posted by mythical-shippings

(5 things = high-five? does that work? no? okay.)

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amaywork  asked:

Top five favorite moments of yoongi, like favorite moments in concerts or mv, or things like that :)

Okay, so this was super difficult because this is MIN YOONGI we’re talking about. I LOVE ALL HIS MOMENTS!!! But here are five recent ones that really made an impression on me! In no particular order: 

1.”Yeon Ki Min, take care.” I loved this moment so much that I made it my blog title lmao

2. When he wore the pink sweater in Spring Day!!! I lost my damn mind. He looked so freaking good!!!! It even inspired me to make this dramatic text post

Originally posted by tahyns

3. “Uh huh, listen boy. My first love story.” This is something all of us never knew we always needed in our lives

4. MIN YOONJI!!! MY QUEEN!!!

Originally posted by jiminiebbabo

5. When he performed Tony Montana with Jimin! I’m still waiting for a yoonmin subunit tbh

Originally posted by miniminibi

Power

Originally posted by little--batman

A/N: I’m needy I want feedback. 

Summary: Gangsta Bucky is under threat by another gang leader who is a strong lady (I don’t think I used any pronouns so it’s kinda genderless? idk yall im getting there stick with me) but they settle their problems over a dinner date

Warnings: Part 2 coming, pet names, tension,badass reader, implying smut

‘’She’s here, Mr. Barnes,’’ said one of Bucky’s workers as he stood in front of the threshold of his office door. Bucky took one last sip of his cigarette before getting up and making his way towards the slightly scared man who was waiting for him.

‘’Show me the way,’’ Bucky said in a low voice as he eyed the guards standing in front of the door by the living room. The guy nodded and started walking towards the gigantic living room.

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anonymous asked:

Fic authors self rec! When you get this, reply with your favorite five fics that you've written, then pass on to at least five other writers (◠‿◠✿)

Thanks for asking! Hmm, this is a tough one… 

I wanna put in my Witchfire AU but that isn’t a fic so much as a weird, complicated smorgasbord of fandoms (I’ve lost track of how many I used, but mostly LOTR, Adlock, HP and Salem). But for recs, here are my top ones (for links, click on the titles), in no particular order:

1. A Very Different Level (Adlock)

Okay, so this is a collection of short fics, so I don’t know if it actually counts. But my favorites among these are Dinner and a Bath (what Sherlock and Irene get up to in her bathtub; my favorite thing I’ve ever written and should tell you a lot about me as a writer), and Symphony for the Devil (that Sherlocked scene in Irene’s POV, and my 2nd favorite opening)

2. Code (Adlock)

I set myself a challenge to write a fic where Sherlock and Irene communicate in their own secret way in the middle of a crowd without any contact or dialogue. I am such a sucker for their games. Also on AO3

3. A Midnight Spell in New Orleans (Adlock)

Gratuitous Adlock at midnight in the French Quarter. My favorite opening. Seduction and some alcohol. Basically Irene at the piano singing ‘I Put A Spell On You’ to Sherlock. And sex that broke a piano from 1912 (lol, no, it’s not smut, but it’s my favorite epilogue).

4. Child’s Play (Irene-centric)

Irene Adler origin story. WIP.  How, at the age of twelve – with little knowledge or awareness of sex – the girl who would later be known as Irene Adler caused her first scandal…. After all, Sherlock and Moriarty were not the only ones who started young.

5. Toujours Pur (Adlock / HP AU, Irene-centric)

Harry Potter / Adlock AU WIP in which Irene Adler is the daughter of The Dark Lord and the mad child that was Bellatrix Lestrange. Set during canon HP (Year 1 to 7). Madness, utter madness. I never read The Cursed Child, and I hated giving Voldy a kid, but it made sense if it was Irene.

anonymous asked:

I remember you saying that we should be conscious of the oppressive history of femininity. And I just think it's interesting because I've seen this growing belief in fandom that 'action/tomboy girl tropes' are dangerous because they send a message that to be respected you must be 'masculine' and how its damaging to girls who enjoy being feminine...but this seems to dismiss how traditionally feminine girls are largely accepted while those who aren't are still punished for it?

The idea that women who don’t conform to patriarchal standards in real life and media are damaging to women is tripe. What’s damaging is when that is framed as the best or most worthy way to be a girl/woman. Which is, sadly, often the case when these types of women appear in media. But not always and the existence of  unfeminine women in general is not a threat to women. To act like it is is to take feminism back hundreds of years, to exclude other types of womanhood that suffer oppression, like trans women or women of color or disabled women who cannot fit the patriarchal, predominately white and able-bodied western ideal of femininity.

I would say that there is still a big push for girls to be traditionally feminine so that they will be accepted by society and those who don’t or can’t conform are punished for it. But women who also conform to patriarchal standards are punished as well. That’s a big part of why women who do conform to patriarchal standards should not be lauded as better or morally superior just for adhering to patriarchal values. Women are going to be punished for being women no matter what kind of woman they are. There is no way to win against a misogynistic society if you only have a shallow understanding of these problems.

People on tumblr have correctly assessed that a lot of the time when she appears in media, the “action girl” is a male fantasy. But that’s not because of the fact of her existence, it’s because of the way that the media frames her as exceptional, as the perfect girl. People also miss that the action girl also can exist to empower women, specifically women who don’t or can’t fit traditional patriarchal values of what a woman is. Again, it’s how she is framed.

It’s a problem when an “action girl” is framed as the exception to the rule. But by that same token, a big part of why action girl is so popular is because many women have grown up with another Exceptional Woman Trope: The Princess. All girls are princesses, this story goes, or that is, all girls should be princesses, and girls who can’t fit the idea of what a princess should be are just not worthy of notice. The Exceptional Princess is prettier than most girls, more refined, more polite, more kind. You know, pretty much every Disney princess, ever. This is also an oppressive trope.

I see this with Sansa a lot, too. Sansa cannot just be a survivor who is worthy of respect because all girls are worthy of respect. She has to be the most beautiful, the most kind, the most feminine and mannered. Articles praising Sansa have titles like “Sansa Stark is a Political Powerhouse”. She’s not, but that’s okay. She doesn’t need to be in order to be important.

Okay so I know this is a small thing but it’s an example of what writing congresspeople can do. (U.S. politics post.)

I live in New Hampshire, so one of my senators is Jeanne Shaheen. I was writing a message to her about something (been doing that a lot lately, can’t remember which specific awful thing I wanted her to oppose was) and I discovered that the form had a mandatory box for the submitter’s title – Mr., Mrs., Dr., etc.

All the options were either gendered or were titles related to an earned position, so in order to send Senator Shaheen a message, I had to deliberately misgender myself.

That kind of thing pisses me off – and when I say it pisses me off, I mean more often than not I’ll refuse to fill out a form rather than go along with it. It makes me really uncomfortable and I don’t like working with places that do it.

But Senator Shaheen is generally pro-LGBT+, so I figured there was as good a chance as not that it was an honest mistake. I gritted my teeth, and wrote a second message – in which I explained the problem, and pointed out that I’m very likely not the only nonbinary person in the senator’s constituency whose voice, and support, they’re risking losing by leaving that emotional speedbump in place.

What I asked for was not additional options, but just the ability to leave that totally unnecessary box blank. I told them I hoped I was putting the issue on their radar, but in the meantime they could implement an improvement for trivial effort with no real risk of pushback immediately.

A couple days ago I got an email from one of Senator Shaheen’s staffers, saying that I was the first person to raise the issue, and that he had forwarded the issue to their website manager. As of the email, the message had reached their developer that they wanted this change made. I’ve been checking, and as of today, her feedback form no longer marks the Title box as mandatory.

Altogether this took like a week. A week, and a single email, because I was apparently the first person to bring it up.

This is a tiny change, but it’s a tiny change that matters, pretty much definitely, to people other than me. It means the filters that are implicitly in place to contact Senator Shaheen are now a little less normative. 

There are hundreds or thousands of tiny things like this, in government, that form these implicit filters. They dishearten and discourage variously marginalized people who try to participate, before they can even get as far as speaking their message aloud. 

They’re often there not because the politicians want them there, but because they, and their staff, can’t see them. (Originally they were definitely there because politicians wanted them – see Jim Crow – but now a lot of the time they’re just still-there-because-nobody-tore-them-out-yet.) For one thing, there’s a fair chance there are no openly nongender people working in Jeanne Shaheen’s office. For another, they don’t have to use the form on the website if they want to get a message to the senator. 

Even if a politician is doing an awesome job of surrounding themselves with people with diverse perspectives and insights, that doesn’t mean each of those people is going to individually comb through everything that’s done in their office. If there are nongender staffers working for Senator Shaheen, I’m guessing they didn’t happen to be the ones who built the website.

We have an ability, and a right, to tell our representatives how to hear our voices. Wherever it’s a quick fix like this one, we ought to see those changes just about as soon as they know about them. If it’s a bigger change, like something more complicated than telling a developer to, like, remove a line of code, we should at least bring it to their attention, so that it makes it onto a list somewhere in the office. 

Maybe like a “Problems for an intern to solve when there isn’t work to give them” list. Maybe a “Catalogue of reasons our constituents’ feedback is disproportionately white, cis, straight, and over 40.” 

We may be living in a broken house on the verge of being condemned, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea to start setting doors right on their hinges. (To over-extend the metaphor, in US squatter’s rights law, one of the criteria for property defaulting to the squatter is that they’ve made improvements to it.)

Remember: these aren’t the mechanics that are keeping everyone out. Just the marginalized. And many politicians and politicians’ staffs would just as soon remove them, if they knew where to find them all.

fanficsquad’s DESTIEL fic recs:

My favourite DESTIEL fics can be found here. COCKLES, too, but mainly DESTIEL. List is in no particular order, most are found on AO3. ENJOY!

(PS: My own commentary will be like 99% be positive, since they’re my fave fics on here, but you can trust my judgement. I’ve read a lot of fic.)

  • Title: A Canticle for Dr. Sexy
    Author: tikistitch
    Words: 53,560 (6/6 chapters)
    Summary: The Croatoan virus has brought down civilization as we know it.  Dean Winchester, leader of a motley group of survivors, is searching for volume 25 the Video Safari limited edition box set of Dr. Sexy MD when he stumbles into Cas, an amnesiac grubbing for a can of beans at an abandoned Piggly Wiggly.  Together with his brother, Sam, who may be a prophet of the Lord, and some friends they meet along the way, they embark on a cross-country road trip to find a cure for the virus and save humanity.  But the journey takes our heroes straight into the middle of an angelic feud.
    Own Thoughts: I always love me some End!Verse. Very well written, I loved it! Amazing read!

  • Title: Does He Run On Batteries?
    Author: flibblesd
    Words: 14,353 (1/1)
    Summary: Mechanic Dean gets his hands on some expensive tech in the form of a full fledged android. He knows it’ll be perfect to tear down and sell so they can finally afford the hardware Sam desperately needs. However, when it’s splayed out on his worktable he can’t help but notice something odd.“Does it- does it look like its breathing?”AI software CAS occupies a human body and takes a liking to Sam. Dean is displeased with basically every turn of these events.
    Own Thoughts: I greatly enjoy AUs like this one, with androids etc. Loved it! I honestly need more from this ‘verse, it’s so good! Must read!

  • Title: A Song of Wind and Wings
    Author: triedunture
    Words: 10,734 (1/1)
    Summary: The Angelborn have not been seen in Westeros in hundreds of years. Lord Dean Winchester and his brother Ser Sam arrive in Lady Ellen’s Highroad Keep after receiving word that one has been taken captive.
    Own Thoughts: Fantasy AUs are my life. Must read this one, as well. It’s GoT inspired, by the way. God, I really love this fic, it’s so amazing. Couldn’t stop reading, I swear.

  • Title: The King’s Angel
    Author: brimac0518
    Words: 6,850 (1/1)
    Summary: Long has Castiel, the Angel of Azare, stood by his king’s side. Yet in the face of a possible arranged marriage, can Dean, the king of Azare, let his knight go?
    Own Thoughts: Fantasy/Medieval AU. My ultimate weakness. This one was way too short in my opinion. Still great, though, I love jealous!Dean. 

  • Title: The Academy of Absent Fathers (COCKLES!) (Jensen/Misha)
    Author: kriari, qthelights
    Words: 84,754 (14/14)
    Summary: As one of the premiere boarding schools on the east coast, Ellis Academy plays host to the preeminent financiers, businessmen, and politicians of tomorrow. The very dirt stinks of privilege and as a long-time foster child, Misha Collins has no idea how he ended up here. To make matters worse, he’s stuck rooming with the equivalent of Ellis royalty. Jensen Ackles is a lifer - captain of the lacrosse team, do-gooder and textbook overachiever. And they hate each other. Mostly. But as they move from hate to something more, secrets from their unknown yet inextricably linked pasts threaten to destroy everything they’ve built. And the worst part? They have no idea what’s coming…
    Own Thoughts: All in all a great read, I enjoyed it. Somewhat cliched, though, but it’s a High School AU, so that was to be expected, I guess. Still liked the characterisations and it’s very well written.

  • Title: Things Dean Winchester Loves
    Author: tuesday
    Words: 3,623 (1/1)
    Summary: Castiel makes a list, Sam gives good advice, and Dean takes a while to catch on.
    Own Thoughts: Extremely cute. Cas makes a list and it’s just so adorable.

  • Title: Between a Wall and a Hard Place (COCKLES!)
    Author: qthelights
    Words: 4,423 (1/1)
    Summary: Jensen lets Misha pick where they’re drinking. Misha picks a gay bar. It doesn’t go to plan.
    Own Thoughts: One of my fav Cockles fics, definitely worth your while!

  • Title: Ghost Dance
    Author: omphalos
    Words: 51,194 (9/9)
    Summary: In post-apocalyptic isolation, Castiel nurses Dean back to something like his former self, but will a time come when Dean’s recovered –and rediscovered– too much?
    Own Thoughts: Awesome. Amazing. Literally so dang good. Oh my good, you definitely have to read this one! It’s angsty but sooo worth it! SO WORTH IT!

  • Title: Your Dirty Secret
    Author: bellacatbee
    Words: 5,428 (1/1)
    Summary: “Your yard looks like crap. I’ll come round after school and sort it for you if you pay me ten bucks.” Those were the first words Dean ever said to Castiel. How was Castiel supposed to know then that he was going to fall in love with Dean? AU.
    Own Thoughts: Yes, there is a big Age Difference, but I still enjoyed it a lot. It’s good!

  • Title: Baggage
    Author: Mikey (mikes_grrl)
    Words: 19,413 (1/1)
    Summary: Dean is a lonely cab driver trying to straighten out his life since his brother left for college, and Castiel is the strange and otherworldly “escort” who snares his heart. Are daddy issues the only thing they have in common? Or is there something more to what is happening between them?
    Own Thoughts: A slightly different AU, very readable. I can recommend this one very much.

  • Title: Brother Lover
    Author: twentysomething
    Words: 4,234 (1/1)
    Summary: “However- and it doesn’t happen a lot- they have to invoke ‘I saw her first’.”
    Own Thoughts: Great fic with great humour. It’s great and Dean’s being a little jealous. A little bit. Go read!

  • Title: The One Thing You Can’t Lose
    Author: MajorEnglishEsquire
    Words: 4,955 (1/1)
    Summary: You know what I like a lot? The thought that Dean can just tug Cas anywhere at any time and Cas, who can lift tons without effort, who can demolish things with the light of his grace, who has battled and gone to war, has defended and broken, will just let Dean do it.
    Own Thoughts: The most cute. So cute. Adorable. Loved this one dearly, it’s amazing fluff.

  • Title: Through The Dark
    Author: endversed
    Words: 43,196 (18/18)
    Summary: Castiel Novak is a low level reporter for the New York Post, up until he gets his big break: ASL star Dean Winchester has broken a goal scoring record and Castiel has been assigned to his personal story, meaning two weeks of close proximities. Except, the thing is; they’ve kind of got history.
    Own Thoughts: Amazing, truly amazing! Great plot and it’s very interesting to follow! Awesome fic.

  • Title: Broadway Musical
    Author: Griftings
    Words: 12,453 (1/1)
    Summary:  This is the day that marked the Holy and Blessed Union of Dean Winchester and Jo Harvelle.  The merging of prominent bloodlines is always a grand occurrence, but breeding pedigree hunter families like Winchester and Harvelle is something to be rejoiced. It is also something to be meticulously planned, which thankfully the Host is very good at.Or, the romantic comedy where Dean Winchester and Jo Harvelle are destined to get married, Castiel is given the task of playing matchmaker and fails terribly, the entire Heavenly Host becomes a sitcom audience, God warns against male pregnancy, and Jimmy Novak is incredibly unimpressed with angels in general.
    Own Thoughts: This ist probably the funniest thing ever. So much humour, I couldn’t stop laughing. Obviously a must read!

  • Title: grip them tight and raise them from pernicion
    Author: Flux
    Words: 20,122 (1/1)
    Summary: Dean and Cas have been at each other’s throats for years, but Anna and Sam are determined to change that for the better.  With a well-placed love letter and some careful direction, they manage to get the two into a semi-antagonistic, fiercely competitive, and emotionally confusing game of relationship chicken.  Now they just need to get to prom.
    Own Thoughts: High School AU alert! Very amusing, I highly recommend it. I love when it starts out antagonistic but then they fall in deep, deep love.

  • Title: Professional Couple Only
    Author: saltyfeathers
    Words: 37,153 (1/1)
    Summary: There’s a haunted apartment building in Vermont, and the ad says “Professional couple only”. Dean and Cas rise to the occasion.
    Own Thoughts: Yes! Yes, love it! Fake/Pretend relationships… you know how it is. You know you love it. I know you do.

  • Title: Ain’t A One Of Us Perfect (And That’s Okay)
    Author: peppermint_wow
    Words: 14,285 (1/1)
    Summary: Fantasy AU.  Every kingdom demands order.  Michael’s kingdom demands perfection.  He finds such perfection in the creations cleverly crafted by a metalsmith named Castiel.  But will Castiel’s greatest invention live up to all of Michael’s high expectations?
    Own Thoughts: It’s wow. Wow. Just wow. It’s so great and so different and I’m in love???? I think I remember it kinda breaking my heart at some point, though? Must read.

  • DESTIEL fic rec… to be continued…

okay, bc @dr-doc-phd asked, Diamond is Unbreakable but it’s BnHA, also titled “will I ever learn how to chill out”

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