it's getting near~

Hey, reblog/like if anyone out there has watched a boot but is still dying to see the show live, it just doesn’t work out financially, geographically, or timewise (it’s already off Broadway/tour). I’m trying to make a fucking point.

Cat Whispering 101

People talk about “cat whispering” as though befriending cats is some mystical in-born talent, but really, the secret to cat whispering is to stop whispering and start listening to the cat.

If you want to expand a cat’s boundaries, you have to push them slowly and watch the cat for any sign of discomfort, e.g. wide eyes, unblinking eye contact, tense body. (That’s also a list of things you need to not do lest the cat think you are uncomfortable and therefore unpredictable.) If the cat starts looking uncomfy, stop what you’re doing. Don’t backpedal – this can be alarming if it’s sudden, and you still want to be making progress – just don’t push any further. So if you’re petting the cat and it tenses up when you get near its face, don’t retract your hand; keep petting the cat, but don’t try to pet its head again. 

Recognizing discomfort in cats takes some practice, so if you overstep your bounds and the cat lashes out, back off calmly and let it have whatever space it needs. Chances are it will come back after it’s had a few minutes to chill, or will settle at a distance that feels safer. Don’t push any more that day.

This approach teaches the cat that you’re going to respect its boundaries – that you’ll listen when it tells you “no” – and that you’re not going to react badly when it asserts those boundaries. That establishes trust. Once the cat knows it can trust you, it will be a lot more open to unfamiliar things because it knows you won’t abruptly push it way out of its comfort zone.

And then congrats, you have “whispered” a cat! You are now a cat whisperer. Please use these powers only for good and share pictures of all the cool cats you meet.

I'm still waiting for my Snowbaz Duke of Edinburgh AU~

I realise that if you aren’t from the UK you probably don’t know what it is so:

-Basically it’s a youth award scheme that many people take part in because it looks good on a CV

- the first is a Bronze award which people tend to do with a club or at school (mine was in Year 9)

- it’s basically a 6 hour unsupervised walk in the middle of nowhere. You are given a map and a group and you have to find your way back to camp

- CLEARLY many things go wrong on these walks

- and keep in mind that these are a bunch of private school students and won’t be used to it at all

- and I am just picturing Simon and Baz having to share a tent and generally arguing the whole walk

- their arguments get so annoying that the group leaves them in the woods and it’s getting dark (not saying that happened to me but…)

- ooh chapter 61 vibes anyone? Baz having a panic attack in the woods and Simon kissing him to calm him down!! So cute

- I just think the fic would have a lot of potential but I can’t write 😭

- also I want more BRITISH content because people forget they are English~

norrihiddleskittycap  asked:

Imagine Steve in an AU where he adopts the Maximoff twins!

“So Friday tells me if you want to stay, we have to get started, like yesterday on your alphabet soup visa type applications because it can take a while and like—Friday, can you explain it?”  Tony flashed a quick smile. “Pepper usually handles this sort of thing.  Sorry.”

“Sure, boss.  Their B visas expire in approximately 4 months. They’ll need to apply for an H1-B if they want to stay.  Though, it’ll be a stretch.  I’m not sure if the government will consider what they do as ‘skilled labor’.  Worth a shot, and they’re familiar with Stark Industries sponsoring visas.  We just have to hope they make it through the lottery.”

Pietro quirked an eyebrow.  “And if we don’t?” 

“-We can find a way.  Right?” Tony glanced towards the ceiling.

We might be able to get you back on an L visa, if we can set you up in our Sokovia branch.  It’s mostly a foundation, but it’d be just about all we have left as an option.  A green card would be an option, too, but it’d take some time.  More than we have.”

After Sokovia, with the twins joining the Avengers in a not-so-low-profile move to the Tower, the government was asking a lot of questions about their allegiances and intent.  Tony had lawyers for that, but they were still working on the best way to legally keep the Maximoffs in the country.  They kept coming up short.  Tony dropped heavily onto a couch with a groan.  “Uggghhh.  This is why Pepper does all this.  What the hell.”

Or” Steve had come out of nowhere, dropping a folder onto the glass table.  “We do an adult adoption.”

“Can you do that?”  Tony sat up straighter.  

I’ll have to look into it, boss. But without any living parents, provided they consent, Captain Rogers should be able to.”

Wanda smiled slyly.  “Is that why you give Vision side-eye? Do you disapprove of the relationship we may or may not have?”

Pietro laughed.  “You do a great Disappointed Dad face.  I will not call you Dad, though.”

Steve grinned.  “I don’t expect you would.”

Wanda glanced over the paperwork Steve had brought.  “Ok.  Yes. But,” she pointed a finger at Steve, “only if you promise to stop looking so suspicious of Viz.”  

Steve held up his hands.  “Sorry, ok.”

Tony clapped his hands together.  “This is great.  I’ve gotta go organize a party.  Adoption shower.  Something. There’ll be cake.  It’s gonna be great.  Friday!  Friday, take care of Steve’s paperwork.” 

Yes, boss.”

anonymous asked:

#4 pretty pleaseee!!! Ps: Love your blog ❤❤❤

thank you, sweetheart!

i combined it with @flourishandblotted‘s prompt “stay with me, like this” and went with ten x rose! i hope you like it – it’s angsty at first but i promise the ‘gets better’ ending <3

that we whisper

The first scream cuts through the drowsy air, echoes down the corridor.

Air leaves Rose’s lungs. Sleepiness is electrocuted from her body, or so it seems. She drops the tea mug onto the grating, tea spilling over with a wet splash.


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ive been………………………………calm?

i dont know exactly wht it is bt like

ive been. consistently getting money for m art on fa

+ its jst like. jst surrounding mself w/ art there + its jst like

im. finally realizing tht making money from m art isnt jst an extremely distant dream, its. Real, its Happening, its Definitely Possible??????????

its just

g o d its such a relief

I’ll delete this later but I just wanted to say that this blog has 17k followers and that’s WILD. I know it’s not for me but still, wild. That being said, this is a sideblog so I can’t follow anyone back through it :( I’ve followed a few of you off of my main though and if anyone wants to follow that it’s @paintmylifewitheverglow and yeah! Like I said I’m gonna delete this later I just wanted to say thanks for 17k and I’m glad everyone is loving this show as much as they are because this story deserved it.

  • Me: *is obsessed with being gay, loves being gay, solely talks about gay topics, not gay? no care, LGBTQuit bothering me with this cis-het bullshit*
  • Straight person: This gay thing reminded me of you!
  • Me: Wow, why do you need to define me by my sexuality?

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Coming Out

Supergirl 2x06 | Shadowhunters 1x12

(In which a character named Alex/Alec comes out by [grabbing and] kissing a character named Maggie/Magnus. Their respective sisters are proud of them despite the different outcomes.)