just something i thought i'd try

retail gothic

You don’t remember applying for a job here. You don’t remember getting hired. You have a vague memory of coming in for something small. Now you have a name-tag. You are part of the network.

Someone asks where an item is. You know exactly where it’s located. You know where everything is, except the exit.

You’re not sure if the song on the radio ever changes, or if it’s just a loop of vocals chanting words in a language no one understands. When you listen closer everything devolves into white static and you wake in the break room with your manager muttering into her walkie-talkie. She looks relieved when you sit up. No one mentions the incident again.

“Do you work here?” You are confused. Do you work here? You look down. You wear the uniform. You’re stocking a shelf. You don’t know. It’s been a long time since you wondered.

Company policy requires that you interact with every customer. They pretend not to notice your desperately bright smile and strained tone and you pretend not to notice their white, hungry smiles and the swirling darkness behind their eyes. Everyone is satisfied.

“Have a good day,” you insist. You don’t mean it. They stare at you, grin, and say “You too.” They do mean it. Night comes soon.

A customer demands to speak to the manager. You tremble and call over the radio. She hasn’t lost a challenge yet, but you know her days are numbered.

Your coworker puts in his two week notice. He has a new job, he tells you, his smile too large. Better pay. Weekends off. You watch him disappear into the break room. You’ll never see him again.

The “Employees Only” sign is there for a reason. The creature that roams the warehouse knows not to attack those wearing the uniform. It has no such consideration for trespassers.

Delinquent Rover Adventures 8
  • *getting ready to take the hydrazine to the island
  • Bellamy: You sure you can do this, Princess?
  • Clarke: Yes, Bellamy. I'll be fine.
  • Bellamy: You sure? You've only driven twice before.
  • Clark: Oh stop worrying, Bell. I'm a fantastic driver.
  • *Bellamy's flashback to the last time Clarke drove*
  • Bellamy: JUST STEP ON THE BREAK!
  • Clarke: I'M TRYING TO, IT'S STUCK!
  • Bellamy: HOW CAN IT BE STUCK? WHAT DID YOU DO TO IT?
  • Clarke: I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING! AND STOP YELLING AT ME!!!
  • Bellamy: I'M NOT YELLING AT YOU! JUST STEP ON THE FRICKING BREAK!
  • Clarke: YES YOU ARE! AND IT'S NOT HELPING!
  • *they're heading fast towards a tree
  • Bellamy: BREAK, CLARKE, BREAK!!!!
  • *Bellamy grabs the wheel from her hands and turns it hard to the right. They go spinning until the Rover slowly comes to a stop
  • Bellamy: *pants hard*
  • Clarke: Told ya I could drive it.
  • Bellamy: *looks at Clarke in disbelief*
  • *Bellamy coming out of his flashback, shakes his head*
  • Bellamy: Sure you are, Princess. Sure you are.

Thought: Altean Lance AU where the first thing he sees is Hunk peering at the cryopods, trying to figure out what and who happens to be in them, while Pidge messes around with the controls (and not actually affecting much, because Allura’s not awake yet), Keith, still in his Marmoran armour (there’s no way he’d just been a rank and file Galran soldier), is watching with narrowed eyes and suddenly having a Bad Feeling, and Shiro is herding pilots like they’re cats.

Hunk and Lance actually hit it off right away. As Allura and Coran start waking up, Hunk’s telling Lance about how they found the Yellow Lion on Earth, and no, they’re Human, what’s an Altea - oh, yeah, and Keith’s with them, don’t worry about him-

Except, Allura, Lance and Coran do worry about Keith. Keith ends up pinned on the floor by an Allura who’s still reeling from the loss of her planet and people and this Galran is in breathing space of her BROTHER

Shiro ends up being the one to calm everyone down. Because Hunk is now panicking and Pidge isn’t being helpful because she’s torn between not wanting things to deteriorate but also she doesn’t exactly like the fact that they’re working with a Galra, even if he says he’s on their side. Lance is staring at everyone, feeling sort of shaken up and betrayed because that’s a Galran oh quiznak that’s a Galran on the Castle and he hadn’t even noticed

And then it turns out that Keith is, somehow, able to explain to the Alteans present that half the reason he’s here is that he has the Blue Lion. In his ship. Which is parked not far away, thank you.

Keith, who the others point out helped them in their firefight against the Galran cruiser while leaving Earth.

Allura deigns to accept - read: tolerate - Keith’s presence on the Castle, but she does continue to keep a close eye on him, and Lance starts. Poking at the guy. Because seriously, things are bad and all, but Lance just doesn’t have the negative energy to stay mad and angry like Allura does. Even though some of the things he says in what becomes known as their ‘rivalry’ can tend on the ‘oh, uh, that was a bit harsh’ side. 

(Because in this version, if Lance isn’t on Earth, the Blue Lion doesn’t respond. Therefore to fix this gaping plot hole, Hunk ends up finding the Yellow Lion instead, through somewhat more complicated circumstances. The Blade of Marmora already knew where Blue was canonically, so here they still do, even if she’s not on Earth. And Keith, being the hot-head he is… probably took more action than most of them would have appreciated.

And for a rough idea as to what Keith’s ship here looks like: 

That’s the size of Rolo and Nyma’s cargo/smuggling ship. I’d say Keith’s is a bit like that, given he’d want to appear unimportant to anyone just doing a general scan. And he probably didn’t plan ahead what he was going to do with it.

The ship stays in one of the Castle’s hangars, just because there’s no point wasting a good ship, even when all of Lance, Shiro, Pidge, Hunk and Keith still (never mind if Allura likes it or not) get a Lion.)

Presenting: Scorpius…the rapper. (I’m so sorry - I don’t know what any of this is.)

Doodle inspired in part by the incredible works of @platinasi. 😄Wishing you luck on the upcoming national nursing license exams!! ✨

-Yes, that’s supposed to be the Time-Turner on his chain. Gleams like gold, just the way the Malfoys like it. True, only the adults use this one in Cursed Child, but let’s just ignore that, okay?

-So I like to think Scorpius’s propensity for singing + killer pun game + tendency toward wordiness in general = rapper potential.

-Albus…disagrees.

-But you can’t deny that the boy who gave us “engorgimpressed” and “it’s time that time-turning became a thing of the past” wouldn’t be able to spit some clever rhymes. Plus he genuinely sings nearly every other line in the play so he’s clearly musically inclined.

-The biggest challenge he faces is choosing a rapper name to use during the one (1) week (albeit the longest week of poor Albus’s life) that he spends fixating on this potential career path. There are simply too many to choose from. I mean…

(Btw, Albus is normal, Scorpius is italics.)

-“Scorpius the Dreadless”

-“Malfoy the Unanxious”

-“Scorpion King”

-“Son of the Dark Lord” “Do you really want more people to call you that?” “I thought maybe I should just embrace it…”

-“Pepper Imp” “Scorpius, no, you can’t call yourself that.” “But there’s a Muggle rapper named after a Muggle candy! Have you ever tried Muggle candy? It’s fan-taaastic!”

-“$corpiu$” “We’re supposed to be English, remember?” “Oh, right…”

-“MC Awkward” (I shit you not, I took a rapper name quiz as Scorpius and this is what it came up with for him.)

-“Floorpius. It’ll make more sense when I’m famous for my breakdancing. I’m playing the long game, Albus.” “Please…no more-pius.” (Credit to @ohscorbus for coining “Floorpius.” Bless you for this gem.✨)

-“Hyper.i.on.am” “But you’ve changed it.” “So?” “So it’s technically not your middle name anymore.” “It’s close.” “It won’t make sense now, Scorpius.” “But I’m…so hyper…”

-“Master Malfoy…It’s what our House-elf calls me…”

-“Hyper Ion” “That’s not even clever.”

-“Lil Scorpy” “OKAY, ALBUS! THANK YOU FOR THE SUGGESTION.” “No, no, Scorpius, I was kidding - it was a joke!” “NOPE. I LIKE IT. CALL ME THAT.” “S-scorpius…p-please…I’m begging you…no.”

*12 hours later*

-“Scorpioncé” “Go to sleep, Scorpius.”

-He’s also definitely tried to commit the Twelve Uses of Dragon’s Blood to memory via rap. 

-And on one hand, I think Scorpius probably listens to songs and is entirely oblivious to any and all innuendo present, but on the other hand…engorgimpressed.

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Nothing like some good ol’ Stangst. I’ve been wanting to draw something from the journal and of course it had to be revolved around Stangst. My emotions were just shoved all over the place from this journal.

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Ughhhh I have so much to say about this scene and how close to FLCL this whole show is, but ultimately anything I could possibly try to put into words (because how do you write down a feeling like this?) can be summed up in these two frames. 

The nonsense, the symbolism, the hardships both Kokona and Takkun face regarding the lack of an identity in a world that is forcing them to grow up – and then Papika. She might not have a yellow Vespa, but she’s got a flying hoverboard (I really hope it’s not lost forever) and that freedom of spirit that’s so characteristic. 

Takkun fell in love with Haruko by the end of this absurd journey and hell, Kokona is falling too.

Louis: “Oi, Payno! Tomorrow’s April Fools. Wouldn’t that be hilarious if I prank called Zayn? Gimme his number, mate.”

Liam: “I mean, you could just call him, you nutter. He wants to ta—”

Louis: *calling* “Sshhh, shh! I’m about ask him where his stupid hair’s gone…”

Zayn: *answers* “Hello?”

Louis: “…”

Zayn: “Helloooo? Anyone there, yeah?”

Louis: “…Fuck, Zayn—I miss you.” *hangs up, throws phone on bed*

Liam: “Well, someone’s definitely the fool. What’s that song of his again? ‘Fool For who?

hello!! after seeing hoshino’s recent post on instagram i felt that we as a fandom should do something to show support and love for her between now and the release. here’s how this will work:

on tumblr, twitter, and instagram, i want as many of you as possible to post something with the tag #keepwalkinghoshinosensei, and say how you got into d.gray-man, how long you’ve been into it, and what it means to you, as well as a message of love and support for hoshino from all of us. you can draw art for her if you’d like as well.

as well as this, leave a message on hoshino’s most recent post on instagram using the tag and give her support and love and tell her we’re all proud of her for coming this far and we’ll be supportive no matter how many updates we get. even if you’re disappointed that dgm will be released quarterly, do not include that in your message.

there’s no set deadline or goal for this. between now and the 17th, and beyond that, if we keep posting support across these three sites i hope hoshino will see our support, and that’s all i’m aiming for with this tbh.

please post on instagram as well as tumblr. hoshino will highly unlikely see our supportive messages otherwise. but since the fandom is very active on here i felt a starter post would be better on this site than twitter/ig. posting on tumblr is simply to signal boost the tag and get it popular, instagram is where we mainly need to post stuff.

so yea, no idea how big this will turn out but if we can get enough people involved so that hoshino can see it that’d be great!! thank you ♥

the signs based on people i've met
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b>Aries:</b> blunt and to the point, asks a lot of questions and expects a straight answer to every one of them. talks a lot but when they listen, they listen well. quick to take a great interest in something/someone and just as quick to forget about it, but genuinely cares when they're interested.<p/><b>Taurus:</b> loves to brag about materialistic possessions and how much money they have. can take a spite to someone over nothing but eventually learns to let it go. they love with all of their heart and find it hard to let go of any hurt they are put through. they love to laugh, although sometimes at other people's expense.<p/><b>Gemini:</b> social butterflies. natural conversationalists and talk so much that they rarely give the others a chance to speak. very light hearted but often are left feeling down as they tend to let themselves be taken advantage of, mistaking other's use of them as actual love. they are the light and life of the party, always fun to be around.<p/><b>Cancer:</b> quiet at first but when they speak up, they shout. loud and full of life, they're occasionally so energetic it begins to annoy people, although they genuinely don't mean to. full of love for those they care about, very loyal to those they find worthy enough to let in. quick to hold a grudge and are often bitter. creative souls with endless passion for their hobbies.<p/><b>Leo:</b> loyal lions. they try to act as though they are tough as nails but would do anything for those they care about in a heartbeat. will laugh at anything and loudly. love to talk about themselves and their problems but will help you out when you really need it. horrible tempers and tend to be very cutting and nasty when they're in a bad mood.<p/><b>Virgo:</b> another social butterfly. funny with a unique sense of humour and they tell great jokes. often come across as being vain but worry a lot about their appearance and feel the need to look good. constantly hide their true feelings as they find it hard to talk about their emotions. sometimes hard to get along with. very hard workers and take pride in what they do.<p/><b>Libra:</b> naturally very caring. they hate having to clean up other's messes but will help as much as they can nonetheless. tend to complain a lot, at times they love the sound of their own voice. love a bit of luxury and will never say no a treat. prefer to keep things neat and tidy, they hate chaos in any form. the type to keep singing even though they've been told to shut up a million times. very inspiring.<p/><b>Scorpio:</b> mysterious and intriguing. they'll always leave you want more, no matter how much you've had. an amazing friend but an even better enemy. creative and extremely passionate, but hold high standards for themselves and are often upset if their work isn't good enough in their own eyes. hard to figure out. they keep a small circle of friends but is as loyal as you can get. fun to be around and will always keep you entertained.<p/><b>Sagittarius:</b> playful and cheery. they always want to be the hero of the story, the knight in shining armour. they cope well under pressure, so well that it is often inspiring to watch. very open minded and they love to learn. idealistic with high standards, and like everything to be just as they want them. always a loyal friend.<p/><b>Capricorn:</b> very tight with their money but love to have fun, they naturally love a bargain. critical of others and are sometimes quick to judge. they are happy to be on their own but when they find someone, they love with everything they have. very witty, but get upset very easily. an angry crier. never think they've done anything wrong but when they realise they have, they apologise straight away. very humble, very hardworking, very admirable.<p/><b>Aquarius:</b> they are either the sunniest day of the year or the longest wet weekend, with no in between. a harsh critic but only because they are such realists. they hate procrastination and being late. so sharp with comebacks and dry wit. will never fail to make you laugh although are sometimes very moody. constantly searching for a non-existent nirvana. never satisfied with what they have or where they are.<p/><b>Pisces:</b> prone to pity parties and daydreaming. great listeners. passionate about their hobbies but lose interest and focus very quickly. people rarely dislike them and they never understand why. warm and inviting but can be so hurtful it's like you're talking to a completely different person. hate conflict and upset feelings but unintentionally inflict both on others. they live to make others happy, all they want is to be loved as much as they love others. an old head on young shoulders.<p/></p><p/></p>
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i don’t have enough time to draw but i’m trying

Letters to Someone

Hello stranger,

If you’re reading this letter, that must mean it arrived somewhere. I’m really glad. I hope it’s somewhere far away, at least I think I do. I just want this to reach someone that really needs it. 

We may not know each other or we may actually be friends. You never know, but to me right now, you are a stranger. I have no idea who this will reach or what is going on.

I just wanted to say that writing to a strange is somewhat easier than writing to a friend. I find that quite silly, but I might not ever meet you? So why should I be afraid of what I’m going to say. How about I start first?

I feel terrifying lonely. I may have friends around me, but I still feel it. Sometimes, I feel like I end up pushing people away. That I say things or do things that put them off. I pretend to brush it off, as if I don’t care. 

That’s what I like people to think.

I wonder, stranger…do you have a hidden self? Are you scared to show others what you really feel or think?

Well, I’ll leave it at that. I hope to get a reply, even though there is no return address. I have a feeling that this will return to me, should anyone ever thing to reply. 

Sincerely,
E. 

There Ain't No Jukebox In This Funeral Home, But There’s Her

Okay so I just thought of something semi-new, and boy did it get me excited.

It may be nothing, but then again… It may be something. So what do you do when you find something for the team?

You share it with them.

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          “I hate to be a buzzkill but Founder’s day just seems to lose it’s proper meaning each year.” Brennan had felt that in the midst of coming together to celebrate the origins of Red Creek, it just felt some sort of disrespect after all the hell that had recently happened. Yet he’d still try his best not to be too much of a downer for it all.