i gotta say i think one of the funniest lines to me is when steve’s talking to nancy and he’s like “the cops are gonna wanna talk to all of us– tommy, carol, everybody who was at the party” cuz it’s like. steve, my boy, my dude. that is everybody who was at the party. you really don’t have that many friends.
28) “I need to not be stuck in a romantic movie.” 30) “how did we get here?” 31) “What’s with the fancy outfit?” With a shy, cute Barry Allen, please ? :))
I can, I thought about this one for quite a while before I eventually came up
with this idea so I really hope you like it :)
need to not be stuck in a romantic movie.”
“How did we get here?”
“What’s with the fancy outfit?”
and Wally had finally had enough of the mutual pining between you and Barry. Honestly,
it was like the two of you were attached together by a piece of string but
neither of you even knew the damn string was there.
they decided to make a plan, and by the end of tonight either the two of you
were going to be together or Iris and Wally would be spotted fleeing Central
first part of the plan involved Iris taking you shopping, she planned on saying
that you were just going with her to help her choose a dress for some function
she had to write an article on. Then she planned on convincing you to buy a
dress as well.
if all else failed she was going to buy the damn dress herself and get Wally to
speed dress you.
when you arrived, you were very confused when Iris picked out a maroon dress
(yes, you would later discover that was on purpose) and shoved you into a
dressing room. Claiming she couldn’t try on dresses all on her own.
had to admit, when you tried it on, it really was quite beautiful. And with
Iris pressuring you, you decided what the hell you would buy the damn thing. It
was so hard to find nice dresses and you that the next time you needed a dress,
you would regret not buying it.
when you walked out the store, both of you were carrying dresses.
next stage of the plan involved keeping you busy and out of STAR labs while
Iris and Wally took over the place and made it look perfect, with some help
had already agreed to keep Barry busy while, so Iris had asked/forced Julian to
keep you busy until Wally could get there and speed you into your dress (she
quickly realized that given the fact that you knew Oliver before Barry, you
probably had some sort of training and she didn’t feel like having a broken
bone, so Wally really was the best option).
that’s how you ended up walking through Central City with Julian, you honestly
had no idea what was going on. Iris was acting really weird when you were
shopping and then Julian dragged you off, saying that the two of you should go
explore Central City.
though you had lived here for eight months and Julian for longer. You just went
along with it because you knew better than to go against any plans they had
Iris and Wally were facing a pretty big problem, they had set up STAR Labs it
seemed like everything was going perfectly. But then when Iris called Barry,
planning to tell him that everyone decided to go out together and would soon be
meeting at STAR Labs…
was in hysterics, having seen you and Julian walking through Central Park and
presumed the two of you were on a date. So when Iris told him to meet at STAR
Labs in half an hour, he said he would rather skip it because he wouldn’t be
able to sit through you and Julian.
Christ,” Iris muttered as she turned to Wally, “okay new plan. We’re moving everything
up. Go get Y/N, I’m going to go get Barry here. I will drag him by the ear if I
with that she turned on her heel and walked out, looking very much like an
annoyed mother. Wally shook his head and sped off to find you and Julian.
he found you, he caught Julian’s eye and when Julian nodded and ran through and
literally grabbed you.
minute you were sitting on a bench and the next thing you knew, you felt like
you were flying. Instantly you knew some speedster had grabbed you, you couldn’t
see much but you saw the logo on the shirt and you knew it was Wally.
suddenly you were in your bedroom for about five seconds and you were on the
sped you over to STAR Labs and then left.
you looked down you saw that for some reason you were in the dress you had
bought that morning.
you heard footsteps and a very confused Barry was shoved into the room.
stopped for a second and just looked at you, looking dumbfounded. Then stuttered out, “What’s with the
ignored his question and responded with, “How did we get here?”
chuckled, “They’ve been planning haven’t they?”
nodded and looked around and only then realized they had decorated the place
like the set of basically any romantic restaurant scene in a chick flick ever.
you mumbled, “I need to not be stuck in a romantic movie right now.”
then music started playing, you laughed and shook your head however then you
heard someone yell, “Dance you idiots!”
you knew what they had planned, Iris had long ago figured out your feelings for
the scarlet speedster and clearly she decided to help out. You sighed, you knew
Barry didn’t feel the same way so this was gonna be awkward.
sorry,” you began, “this is because of me. You can just leave, Iris probably
thought she was helping but…”
looked extremely confused, “But… aren’t you with Julian?”
couldn’t help but laugh, “Barry I’m not with Julian, he dragged me out this
morning probably to distract me from this. But seriously Barry, I’m sorry. You
don’t have feeling for me an-”
you felt a rush of air and suddenly a pair of soft lips were on yours, you were
so shocked that you didn’t even kiss back and after a few seconds he drew back
with a look of horror on his face.
so sorry,” he mumbled, “I thought you meant that you did have feelings for me. Sorry,
I guess I read that wrong.”
you got over your shock you simply pulled him down and kissed him this time. On
this occasion both of you responded to the kiss and no, there wasn’t any
fireworks and didn’t manage to taste like mint and strawberries. But it felt
right, and peaceful.
you pulled away he smiled and said, “So I know you want to get out of this
romantic movie, but any chance you could stay here with me a little longer?”
another room, Iris and Wally were high fiving each other.
feel like this was terrible….
well feel free to request, you guys know the drill :)
“He was originally in the medic corps, which reminds me of a hilarious story– he always thought of himself a bit of a doctor and did some things to us kids over the years that really made us wince. Once I got a little infection in my eye. Dad did a job on it, squeezed it, whatever. The next day I looked like a cyclops. ‘Ah shit,’ he said, ‘I don’t know what happened.’ He was a medic for the first bit of time in the service. He was stationed in Maryland then and looked on the bulletin board one day. It said: 'Paratroopers wanted. Extra pay.’ So that was enough for him. He joined, and they sent him off to Toccoa.”
—- STEVE TOYE, ON HIS FATHER, JOE TOYE, A COMPANY OF HEROES
Since the Cheap Vegan Pantry article has been so popular, I am (by request) following up with a Cheap Vegan Grocery List. Here I’ll explain the different strategies I use and items I buy to stay healthy on a budget.
When you go to the grocery store, have in mind what percentage of what types of food you plan to buy. This should mirror your ideal plate of food. My goal is to eat mostly whole foods (foods that have not been processed), as many organic foods as I can afford to splurge on, and as little sugar and processed foods as possible. Besides obvious sugar like corn syrup, sugars also include white bread/pasta, anything made with white flour.
Once you have mentally prepared yourself for grocery shopping, you start from the bottom up. I shop at a few different sources to get what I need for the best bargain. Luckily, all of these places are walking distance to my house. But do what works best for you! If you’d rather only go to only one place, that might be more valuable than the $10-20 bucks you save a week going to multiple stores.
Start Literally Dirt-cheap To start, check your garden. Whether you’re just planting some herbs or you have a whole veggie garden, there’s nothing better than home-grown food. As Ron Finley says, “Planting your own food is like printing your own money …plus you get strawberries.”
If you happen to get to a farmers market, check out their $1 rack. Often times they’ll have good deals of food they have too much of.
Figuratively Dirt Cheap Next I go to the 99cent and up store—and I know what you’re thinking, we just went from the garden to the dollar store, but I’m broke people! …plus they’re really not all that bad. Especially here in Los Angeles! People tend to get sketched out by the dollar store but you just have to use common sense. If something looks a little suspect, don’t buy it. A lot of the food is even the same brand as what you’d get at a grocery store, just overstock.
At the 99c store I buy:
Any pre-cut, easy to prepare veggies that look good (ex. Shredded purple cabbage, carrots, etc.)
Canned beans (at my location they have a variety of organic beans for a buck!)
Canned Tomato Sauce/Diced tomatoes
Random canned goods I might need
If I needed anything else I couldn’t find at the dollar store my next stop is usually my local…
The Mexican Super Market! In LA I go to JON’s in Chicago I went to Devon Market, but most cities have their own Mexican supermarkets where you can get produce for a little cheaper.
Here I buy: Bananas
Any other produce I have a recipe in mind for
Whole grain pastas
Lastly, if I’m feeling a little fancy, having a craving, or just can’t find it at those two places, I go to…
The Bougie spots: Trader Joes and Whole Foods
Where I get…
Low sugarGranola (a lot of times granola has just as much sugar as cereal like frosted flakes or cocoa pebbles) Dr. Praegers veggie burgers (where their motto is making the ingredients recognizable)
…any little things that I can afford to splurge on
Always look for bargains. If there is a discount rack, start there, then move to the sections you would usually go to and keep looking for deals. If you’re afraid you can’t eat the 2 for 1 case of fruit, remember freezing. You can always save it for a smoothie or banana whip later! Same goes for canned goods and non-perishable foods. Sometimes buying in bulk can save you some cash in the long run.
I thought vegan food was expensive… A big misconception about being vegan, and why many think it’s so expensive to eat a plant-based diet, is because of the processed foods that are catered to vegan consumers. Foods like Tofurky, Boca Burgers, Amy’s frozen dinners, daiya, and other pre-made vegan “meats” and “cheeses” are simply more expensive than produce AND worse than that, they’re not as healthy! It’s easy to be a healthy cheap vegan, but start throwing in processed foods and sugars and you start to dive into expensive territory. So make the healthier and less expensive choice and eat your whole fruits and veggies!
This story was requested by @tizniz and was inspired by the soulmate prompt that was circulating a little while ago. I hope you enjoy, love bug!<3
The squeaking of trolleys and squawking children surrounded
them as they entered the supermarket. It was a warm and bustling Saturday
afternoon in the heart of London. Normally, these food trips were saved for
later in the night or during the week so the boys wouldn’t be noticed as much.
But, turns out, none of them had properly prepared for the Maynard’s house
party, and had chosen to put it off to the last minute.
And, as luck would have it, everyone else was busy. So, it
was just Y/N and Joe on this little outing. And, she was annoyed.
“Come on, then,” Joe called out as he headed further into
the shop. “No dilly-dallying!”
Y/N groaned as she rolled her eyes. Joe Sugg. From the very
beginning, he just rubbed her the wrong way.
It all started when she first met Jack over Tinder. The date
had been a disaster, but the hilarity of it all made her agree to a second one.
Though, half way through the second date, it was pretty clear they were better
suited as friends. They got along so well that Jack thought it’d be great to
introduce her to the rest of the boys at a holiday house party, certain they’d
all love her.
As far as first impressions go, everyone was great. Except
for Joe. When Y/N had met him, he had already been drunk, arm slung around the
shoulders of a, equally as trashed, girl. He had spared her maybe two or three
words tops before retiring for the night, female friend in tow. The day after,
he apologized and introduced himself properly, but his feminine shadow lurked
at his back the entire time, silk robe falling from her delicate shoulders.
From then on, even the sound of his name left a bad taste in
It didn’t help that every time Y/N was around him, she was
his target for constant teasing. She didn’t consider herself to be a sour puss,
but whenever he picked on her, it drove her up the bloody wall. It was like he
always had something smart to say accompanied with a stupid little smirk on his
stupid, stupid face.
She gasped when she ran into something hard and warm.
“Oi oi. Watch out,” Joe drawled, looking over his shoulder.
“Deep in dream land, are we?” He continued rummaging through the wine
Y/N scowled at his back when he wasn’t looking anymore,
finger rubbing at her forearm, “I was just thinking about everything we needed
to get while we’re here.”
“And, yet you haven’t been helping in the slightest,” Joe
said. “Maybe less thinking, and more looking.”
She shot him a glare, “Well, it’s not like you wrote a
“Actually.” His hand dug into the pocket of his joggers, pulling
out a small, folded paper. “I did.” He passed it to her, a small grin on his
lips. “Now, go on. Chop, chop. We’ve got about 30 more minutes until we have to
start setting up.”
She knew it was immature, but she couldn’t help rolling her
eyes before walking off. Y/N could have sworn she heard him chuckle as well.
She gritted her teeth and grumbled as she set out on her mission to find
About 10 minutes had passed and Y/N was confident that she
had got everything that was needed.
“Now, time to see where that idiot buggered off to- AH.“ She
jumped when a sudden poke came to her ribs.
“I surely hope you weren’t talking about me.”
Y/N leveled him with another glare, which seemed to be a
common thing when around him, “I got everything on the list.”
“Perfect,” Joe took the basket from her hands with ease,
placing the few items he had in his hands inside of it. “And, we’ve still got
time to spare.”
“I can carry that, Joe.”
Joe smirked, “S’alright, love. I think I can handle it.” He
jokingly flexed his free arm at her. “Besides, you’ve been favoring your arm
all day, so I figured I’d help out.”
She chose to ignoring his showing off and went straight to
confusion, “What are you going on about? I’m fine.”
He pointed down at her, “Then why do you keep messing with
Y/N looked at where he was pointing, realizing that her
constant rubbing and pinching had succeeding in making a rash on her right
forearm. “Oh.” She blinked, still staring at the thin, rectangle of little, red
bumps. “I didn’t even notice.”
“Might want to check your house for bed bugs.”
“Oh, piss off. I don’t have bed bugs.”
“I shower twice a day, no!”
“You shower twice a day? Jeez, clean freak much.”
Y/N sighed, exasperated, “Why must you ALWAYS be such a
Joe just laughed, heading toward the registers.
“I swear you’re going to be the death of me.”
“Oh, this is nothing,” He shot her a wolfish grin. “Cheer
up, the worst is yet to come.”
In that moment, Y/N’s vision went white. She heard Joe’s
muffled voice, but couldn’t comprehend anything that he said. Her knees hit the
floor. Her hand cradled her arm to her chest. She heard calling. Who was
Reality snapped back to her with a pop.
Joe’s face was close to hers, his eyes full of worry, his
hand on her shoulder.
“Love, are you okay?”
She took in her surroundings. A few people stared from the
aisles closest to them, but for the most part, no one was alarmed. She was
still on the floor, her left hand wrapped tight around her arm. She let go,
pulling her arm away so she could look.
The rash was gone, but in its place, was tiny lettering in
Cheer Up, The Worst is
Yet to Come
Y/N stared at it wide-eyed, not quite believing her own
eyes. She switched her gaze to Joe, who was staring at her strange tattoo just
as intently. His face that was contorted with worry earlier, then to mild
shock, now softened into a small smile. Joe’s eyes met hers.
“Well, it’s about bloody time.”
He grabbed her hand, pulling her up to her feet. Once she
was standing, he rolled up the jacket sleeve on his right arm, flipping it
over. Y/N’s breath hitched.
On his forearm, in the same font and in the exact same spot read:
You’re Killing Me,
Y/N let out a sharp laugh. Joe grinned as he pushed his
sleeve back down.
“Of all the things I’ve said to you, THAT’S what pops up?”
“I mean, it’s fitting,” his eyes glittering with mirth. “You
did say, I will be the death of you, earlier.”
“But, you don’t even like me!” Y/N said. “When did that
happen? Just now?”
“No,” Joe said. “Maybe about three weeks ago.”
“And you never said anything?”
“Nope.” He started scanning the items on at the
“We’re you planning on it?”
“Not unless it happened to you, no.”
She was so confused. It took her a few moments to realize
that she was standing there like a fish out of water, and Joe was done paying
for everything. And, before she knew it, he was out the door.
Y/N hurried after him, her confusion and frustration with
the man growing by the second.
“Wait.” He didn’t respond. “Joe, wait!”
He stopped, turning to her, “Yes?”
“Can we talk about this?”
“Not right now. We’ve got to go set up for the party.”
Y/N froze, “You’re actually joking me.”
Joe kept walking, “Nope!”
surprise. That’s not changed.
Joseph Graham Sugg still held the title of most infuriating
person she knew. Soulmate or not.
A few hours had passed and the party was underway. Joe had
purposefully kept his distance from her the whole night, and much to her
annoyance, Y/N wasn’t able to corner and confront him at all.
At least the party was a hit. She attempted to keep her mind
occupied with beer pong for a bit. She was Jack’s partner, playing against
Mikey and Conor. Mikey was useless, but in the end, it was all good fun. Her
and Jack cheered as she sank her ball in the final cup, nearly knocking over
the game table in their excitement.
They started to clear off the table, but was stopped by a
“Alright, our turn,” Joe shouted over the music. “You two,
against Oli and I.”
“Ohh, you’re on mate,” Jack smirked, setting up the cups
with Oli. Both completely unaware of the staring contest happening between the
Y/N felt a shudder run down her spine. His cheeks were
slightly pink, evidence of the alcohol strumming through his body. His hair was
disheveled. His shirt clung to his chest. But, his eyes were what stopped her
in her tracks. They were the bluest she had ever seen. His pupils wide. Were
they always that blue? Had she just never noticed before?
The other boys shouted that they were ready and the game
started. Oli went first and missed. Jack didn’t do much better. Joe stepped up
and aimed, but instead of looking at the cup, he stared right at Y/N. She felt
her face flush as she stared right back. She heard the plop of the ping pong ball hitting liquid, the cheer from the
people watching and the groan of anguish from her partner.
“Your turn,” Joe said, a small smirk on his lips.
“Come on, Y/N,” Jack clapped his hand on her shoulder. “You
She couldn’t help but chuckle as the Maynard brothers
gathered behind her, talking smack to the opposing team.
Again, Y/N realized that it wasn’t mature, and had a high
chance of going badly for her, but she wasn’t going to step down. Taking the
same stance as Joe had just a second ago, she aimed, leveled him with a hard
stare and a smirk, and shot.
The resounding plop
turned her smirk into a full-on grin as the people around the table went nuts.
Jack and Conor both threw their arms around her neck and
shoulders, jumping up and down.
Oli looked proper shocked. Joe just shook his head and
The game continued, both teams doing stupid things to show
off and distract the other. In the end, Y/N and Jack won again, the rest of the
boys cheering and jumping around. Oli hung his head in defeat, his feet kicking
the air, while Joe just stood in place and smiled, slowly drinking the rest of
The night had really improved from when she had first walked
in, and she was glad of it. The party was starting to wind down a bit, some people
starting to filter out. Y/N was talking with Josh and Mikey about what a
friend’s date had done to Joe’s plants, when Joe himself popped into the corner
of her peripheral.
As soon as she turned his gaze to him, he beckoned her to
him, his shoulder leaning against the wall. Y/N sighed and excused herself from
the boys, and followed Joe to the guest bedroom. When he closed the door after
she stepped in, she couldn’t say she was surprised.
“So, he finally decided he wants to talk?” she drawled.
“Why do you hate me?”
“Uh,” Y/N blinked. “I don’t hate you.”
“Well, you certainly don’t like me.”
“I don’t like that you tease and contradict me all the time,
simply because you know it annoys me.”
He cocked his head ever so slightly to the side, “I pick on
“Not as much as you pick on me.”
“Well, of course not. But that’s not why you don’t like me.”
“Yes, it is.”
“No, it’s not.”
“Oh, my god, Joe. You’re doing it now! I’m literally telling
you why I get frustrated with you, but you won’t let me get a word in edge
“No, I just know better. That’s not why you hate me.”
“I obviously don’t hate you. This is proof!” She flung her
right arm in the air.
He glanced at it, a smile growing on his face. “No, that’s
just proof that you’re stuck with my ‘annoying’ ass for the rest of your life.
“Really?” she glared.
He just grinned, the tip of his tongue running along the
bottom of his teeth, his eyes shining with amusement.
“Of all the people in this universe to have me tethered to,
why you?!” her hands clenched into fists, trying her best to stop staring at
his mouth. Why did his lips have to look so damn kissable? It wasn’t fair.
He took a step closer to her. “What’s so bad about me?”
Joe chuckled, “Oh, really.” Another step closer. “That’s why
you can’t stop staring then?”
“You’ve been staring too.”
“I’ve never denied that.” Another step. “I have no problem
saying that I like what I see. I always have.” He brushed a strand of her hair
out of her face and behind her ear. “You, on the other hand…”
Her breath caught in her throat. He was so close now. Y/N
could smell the dark musk of his cologne. She could feel the warmth radiating
from his chest. His baby blues gazed down at her. She felt as though she could
get lost the longer she looked.
Y/N wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him down,
their lips crashing together. She sighed into his kiss. Joe’s arms immediately
snaked around her waist, backing her up until her shoulders met the wall behind
The bedroom door flew open, bouncing off the spring stopper.
The couple jumped apart.
“FINALLY!” Jack, Conor and Josh piled into the door way.
A flash of light caught their attention, and they all looked
down at Joe and Y/N’s arms. The gold glow dimmed down until there was no more.
The only evidence of the words ever being there was a series of raised dots on
both of their arms. An identical constellation.
“Well, that’s just freaky.”
“Kind of wish we had filmed that.”
“Oh, my god, yes. Think of the views.”
“OUT!” Joe and Y/N
both retorted, startling the boys away, the door shutting closed behind them.
Joe sighed, looking back at her, “Anyway, where were-“ Her
lips stopped him in his tracks. He chuckled, picking her up, her legs wrapping
around his waist. She grinned.
Hi! I just got Netflix and realized there was a Gay and Lesbian Movie section and was really hoping to watch some. I was wondering if you had any advice on some happy or comedy ones since they don't seem to be grouped any other genres? Thanks so much!
Sure :) I don’t have Netflix personally (though I really wish I did haha) so I can’t promise that these films will be on there but here are some of the one’s I’m aware of:
Touch of Pink: A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit
I Love You Phillip Morris: A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he’ll stop at nothing to be with. It stars Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, both are great actors and I thought they really excelled with this film.(SPOILERS: This is a comedy film but kind of sad and upsetting at times, I think the film ends on a positive hopeful note but it isn’t a happy ending from what I can remember)
Joe + Belle: “A dark comedy about two girls who fall in love with their country and with each other en route from Tel Aviv to Sderot ” I haven’t seen it so I can’t say how happy it is but it’s on the list because it does look like an interesting film.
Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom: “As Noah and Wade prepare to marry in Martha’s Vineyard, the personal problems of their friends - and the unexpected arrival of rapper Baby Gat - threatens to permanently end their relationship.” (x)This film is linked to the TV series Noah’s Arc (x) which, to quote from the wiki: “The series, which predominantly features gay black and Latino characters, focused on many socially relevant issues, including same sex dating, same-sex marriage, samesexparenthood, HIV/AIDS awareness, infidelity, promiscuity, homophobia, gay bashing. It ran from October 19, 2005, to October 4, 2006. After its cancellation, a film was produced entitled Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom, which was released theatrically in 2008.”
D.E.B.S is, according the wiki: “both a parody and an emulation of the Charlie’s Angels format. The plot revolves around a love story between one of the heroes and the villain. Their relationship is hindered because they are on opposite sides of the law and the fact that they are both female.”
Yes or No IMDB:“Billed as Thailand’s first lesbian romantic comedy, Yes or No? tells the story of an unlikely friendship and first love between two college roommates in Bangkok.” I don’t know if it has subtitles or not.
But I’m a Cheerleader, according to wiki: “Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader whose parents send her to a residential inpatient conversion therapy camp to cure her lesbianism. There Megan soon comes to embrace her sexual orientation, despite the therapy, and falls in love.” It came out in 1999 so it’s pretty old.