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Clive Hawks

I’m probably going to get squashed by the Mobile Fortress for even suggesting this, but what if Bill Hawks had imprisoned adopted Clive after his parents died?

He finds out young Clive might know something about the institute explosion. He fears Clive could reveal his crimes or try to get revenge. It’s not like Bill can send his thugs after a child - way too risky - so, after meeting Clive on several occasions, he decides to ‘adopt’ Clive before Constance gets the chance.

This means bringing Clive into his newly purchased mansion so he can keep an eye on him and barely spend any time with him. (”Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”) He dumps Clive with a bunch of bodyguards most of the time and occupies him with his studies. After a rocky start, Clive befriends Bill’s wife, Caroline. She’s been feeling ignored too as Bill is busy climbing the political ladder.

Of course, Clive is suspcious about Bill’s newly found fortune and his sudden change in profession. “What exactly does he do?” he asks Caroline one day. Caroline also becomes suspicious and demands Bill spend more time with her and Clive. This leads to some very awkward family bonding time. Clive realises that if he’s ever going to unravel Bill’s secrets, he has to get on his good side. So, he plays the part of a perfect angelic son for years, using Bill’s cash to fund his own private investigation into the explosion. Also, he enrols at Gressenheller and joins Layton’s class. 

Maybe it wasn’t a great idea for Bill to take in Clive (Of course Clive would find something out if they’re living under the same roof!)… but I think we can all agree Bill isn’t the brightest bulb in the box. Remember when he walked right into ‘Alan Stanguhn’s’ time machine?

anonymous asked:

Any advice on coming out? I wanna come out to one of my (relatively progressive) friends but i also dont want her to tell my (homophobic) parents

Well, my friend. First you need to ask yourself if you trust this friend with your life. Homophobic parents are tough to deal with and we don’t know how they’d backlash (I’m guessing you live in a very conservative home). That being said, if you need to keep it a secret, the less people that know, the more likely it’ll stay a secret. Next, ask yourself if this friend keeps your other secrets or secrets of others. If the answer is no, I’d advise against it.

BUT, if you’re willing to have faith and trust this friend, then go for it! If you’re close you can probably just bring it up in casual conversation. “Hey, yo? You know how I never want to date anyone? I think I know why.” Do it outside of your home if you can so you don’t run the risk of your parents overhearing you talk. She might have questions and you’ll want to be able to answer them! I also always like food available if I’m doing anything uncomfortable. It makes the situation more comfortable and can be used to break awkwardness.

Explain to her that your parents might freak out if they find out and ask if she’ll promise you to not tell them anything. If she can’t agree to that, you might ask why or if there’s anything you can do to change her mind. You can ask first too, but in my experience the “can you keep a secret? don’t tell anyone” types of admissions don’t stay secret. They end up more as gossip that way.

You can always try to test the waters before you try to tell her too. You might already know, but see how she feels about non heterosexual identities and similar things. Usually, acceptance with one coincides with acceptance for aces. 

Go with your gut. If you think it’s a good idea, go for it. If something in the back of your head is saying don’t, try waiting and observing to see if there’s signs she might not react well.


I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK AND HOPE THINGS TURN OUT WELL FOR YOU! PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES IF YOU CAN!

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for my dear tas!

Time is always passing. No matter what we do, it’s always flying by. Whether it’s sleeping, cooking, or being with family and friends; these moments will dance alongside you. With it constantly being spent, be mindful of how you spend yours.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

For being someone who’s always sleeping or talking about sleeping or wishing he were asleep Aizawa sure likes being up late at night, doesn’t he

who would have thought I’d have found yet another reason for finding this man relatable

You have to understand where her fears coming from. She’s scared. You’re the only constant in her life, and she wants to keep it that way.
Every Unanswered PLL Question from every episode

Since I think the Charles is CeCe reveal is fake, I’m going to watch the show from the beginning and see what questions I have. (Any “answers” given in Game Over, Charles are irrelevant to me because I think they’re fake). All answers given in the show will be bolded with the episode it was answered in, in parenthesis. Just a warning this is going to be long hence the show has over 100 episodes. Also, I have a lot of -A related questions that have never been confirmed. Even during Mona’s reign as -A, some things just don’t add up. I know Marlene says that everything from season 1 and until the end of season 2 is Mona and season 3 starts a new -A, but like I said, some things don’t add up.


Pilot (1x01)
Spencer heard someone scream ‘that night’, who was it?
Why did the Montgomery’s leave Rosewood for a year? To get away from Rosewood after Alison went missing. (2x19)
Did Ezra follow/know Aria was going to be at the Hollis Bar & Grill or was he there coincidentally?
Why did Hanna roll her eyes when she waved to Aria in class?
Who was the blonde in Maya’s (Alison’s) room?
How did Hanna start off in the crowd looking at the chaos of Alison’s house when a body was found then ended up behind Spencer and Aria (behind the crowd)?
What’s the “Jenna Thing”? Alison lit a firecracker in the Cavanaugh’s garage while Jenna and her step brother, Toby, were in it. The firecracker ended up blinding Jenna. Alison told the girls to keep it a secret and they let Toby take the blame for it. (1x02)

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I hope not to say anything else about what happened at sdcc, and what’s continuing to happen from it. But I want to encourage everyone to be prepared for Chyler - and Flo, but especially Chyler - to side with her cast here. 

Chyler has been amazing with our community since Alex came out. Amazing. Mind bogglingly great. But I think it’s really hard for straight people to understand why subtextual relationships matter to us. I think it’s easy for an empathetic straight person like Chyler to get why Sanvers matters, why open canon representation matters. But getting why Supercorp matters - why swanqueen matters, why rizzles matters, etc - that’s a longer conversation. Straight people CAN get it, obviously, but it’s not as clear. They don’t get it automatically, it doesn’t make obvious sense to them. 

And Chyler is doing her best but she’s mostly been hearing about Sanvers, not Supercorp. And her cast is pissed as hell at the fans, and she’s gonna be hearing it from their side. They’re her friends, and it’s hard to publicly come out against your friends and your cast - even if her PR team let her, which I’m sure they won’t

Supergirl isn’t going to apologize. The whole cast is going to wait til this blows over, and I don’t think it’s fair to put this much on Chy. I don’t want you to get your hearts broken if/when she says anything in support of Jeremy or Melissa or Chris or David, or when she posts selfies with them, or when she laughs off questions about Supercorp. 

 Do we deserve better? Fuck yes. Is Chyler great? Fuck yes. Is she necessarily going to be the hero we need right now? No.