What the entire fuck is wrong with Rock Lee

In Crescent Moon Kingdom he’s surrounded by 50 guys and his first instinct is to SMACK the living HELL out of everyone. Like WHERE ARE YOUR WEAPONS YOUNG MAN?????

Meanwhile Kakashi is straight up murdering everything he touches. There’s Naruto with his weaponized orange army. And then there’s Sakura WHO JUST PULLED OUT A FUCKING BOMB. 

Do weapons mess with his ~~*aesthetic*~ ~

He’s so gentle like “Maybe if I break this person’s nose he’ll stop for a bit” Like what the fuck are you DOING Lee. Kill that man. 

I’m just convinced that his eyebrows are actually Pressurized Rage Meters™ and Lee being a sadistic fuck has to BREAK SOMEONE’S FACE WITH HIS BARE HANDS.

Good To You - Masterlist

Good to You - in progress

A Pianist!Dean x Singer!Reader 1940s Nightclub AU, inspired loosely by the music video of the same name by Marianas Trench & Jessica Lee

In Chicago 1941, the nightlife is booming. The Depression is over and the people are ready to celebrate. After making a deal with Crowley, the reader is forced to become the new singer at his club. There she meets with others in servitude, including the pianist, Dean Winchester.

Fantastic image done by the ever-amazing @leatherwhiskeycoffeeplaid​, who is too good for this world and deserves only nice things!

Prologue // Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4 // Part 5 // Part 6 // Part 7 // Part 8 // Part 9 // Part 10 // Part 11 // Part 12 // Part 13 // Part 14 // Part 15 // Part 16 // Part 17 // Part 18 // Part 19 // Part 20 // Part 21 //  Part 22 // Part 23 // Part 24

Relevant tag, filled mostly with chapters of this story and occasional bursts of 40s!Dean



In sixth grade Mrs. Walker
slapped the back of my head
and made me stand in the corner
for not knowing the difference  
between persimmon and precision.  
How to choose

persimmons. This is precision.
Ripe ones are soft and brown-spotted.  
Sniff the bottoms. The sweet one
will be fragrant. How to eat:
put the knife away, lay down newspaper.  
Peel the skin tenderly, not to tear the meat.  
Chew the skin, suck it,
and swallow. Now, eat
the meat of the fruit,
so sweet,
all of it, to the heart.

Donna undresses, her stomach is white.  
In the yard, dewy and shivering
with crickets, we lie naked,
face-up, face-down.
I teach her Chinese.
Crickets: chiu chiu. Dew: I’ve forgotten.  
Naked: I’ve forgotten.
Ni, wo: you and me.
I part her legs,
remember to tell her
she is beautiful as the moon.

Other words
that got me into trouble were
fight and fright, wren and yarn.
Fight was what I did when I was frightened,  
fright was what I felt when I was fighting.  
Wrens are small, plain birds,  
yarn is what one knits with.
Wrens are soft as yarn.
My mother made birds out of yarn.  
I loved to watch her tie the stuff;  
a bird, a rabbit, a wee man.

Mrs. Walker brought a persimmon to class  
and cut it up
so everyone could taste
a Chinese apple. Knowing
it wasn’t ripe or sweet, I didn’t eat
but watched the other faces.

My mother said every persimmon has a sun  
inside, something golden, glowing,  
warm as my face.

Once, in the cellar, I found two wrapped in newspaper,  
forgotten and not yet ripe.
I took them and set both on my bedroom windowsill,  
where each morning a cardinal
sang, The sun, the sun.

Finally understanding  
he was going blind,
my father sat up all one night  
waiting for a song, a ghost.  
I gave him the persimmons,  
swelled, heavy as sadness,  
and sweet as love.

This year, in the muddy lighting
of my parents’ cellar, I rummage, looking  
for something I lost.
My father sits on the tired, wooden stairs,  
black cane between his knees,
hand over hand, gripping the handle.
He’s so happy that I’ve come home.
I ask how his eyes are, a stupid question.  
All gone, he answers.

Under some blankets, I find a box.
Inside the box I find three scrolls.
I sit beside him and untie
three paintings by my father:
Hibiscus leaf and a white flower.
Two cats preening.
Two persimmons, so full they want to drop from the cloth.

He raises both hands to touch the cloth,  
asks, Which is this?

This is persimmons, Father.

Oh, the feel of the wolftail on the silk,  
the strength, the tense
precision in the wrist.
I painted them hundreds of times  
eyes closed. These I painted blind.  
Some things never leave a person:
scent of the hair of one you love,  
the texture of persimmons,
in your palm, the ripe weight.

You Didn’t Know

You’ve gone from squirms
to squeals
to giggles
to laughter
to flailing
to thrashing
to begging
to silence
to hysteria.

You didn’t know
the sensation could become this intense.
You didn’t know
could tickle
so much.

And yet
the more you laugh
and the more hysterical 
you react
the less ability
I have
to stop.

just how much
it tickles you
accelerates me
into a new gear
by any lee
in all of time. 

Your entire body
your entire being
is overtaken
by a sensation so ticklish
you could never have even imagined it.

Someone this ticklish
someone with the capacity to actually experience this
should get the chance know
what it’s like.

You’re welcome. 

Diverse Series You Need to Read

I’ve been a fan of novel series since I was a child starting with “Cat in the Hat”. I eventually graduated to the Ramona series, then Anne of Green Gables, and V.C. Andrews. I don’t know why, but I just love being with a character, lost in the world an author creates for more than just one book. Reading the YA explosion of series has been heaven, and a whole ton of fun. A few weeks ago I finished Ellen Oh’s masterpiece Prophecy series and thought to myself, “what is the next series I could get into?” Luckily, there is no shortage of YA series with characters of color and/or by authors of color that are being released, so I am one happy camper and thought I’d share just a few of my findings. Excuse my fan-girling for the next few minutes.

I was able to meet Sabaa Tahir (she’s so pretty) and snag an ARC of her debut novel, Ember in the Ashes. OMG! It was delicious. Made getting stuck in a Chicago snowstorm enjoyable. I cannot wait for the next book!

Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.   Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.   It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.   But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.   There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

If you haven’t read Susan Ee’s Angelfall series, start now! The last book of the series comes out next week.

Angelfall by Susan Ee

It’s been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back…

I’m also a fan of re-tellings, so I was looking forward to Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must Die series, and she didn’t disappoint. The first book so much fun filled with all sorts of intrigue. The second book just came out, and while I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, I expect it will be just as exciting as the first one.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road - but even that’s crumbling. What happened? Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe. My name is Amy Gumm - and I’m the other girl from Kansas. I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I’ve been trained to fight. And I have a mission.

Those are the series I have started, but here are some series that are part of the ever-growing stack of “to be read” books that is slowly taking over my living room.

Gates of Thread & Stone by Lori M. Lee

In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe. In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her. Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George. Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

“Welcome to Extraction testing.” Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life. What she finds initially in the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon’s lethal acid. But life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet’s leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too. Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet leaders don’t want her running—they want her subdued. With intense action scenes and a cast of unforgettable characters, Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender’s Game and leave them breathless for more.

little things I loved from Hamilton on stage
  • everything 
  • in “Aaron Burr Sir” when Laurens says “Well if it aint the prodigy of Princeton College” he slings an arm over Burr’s shoulder
  • when Hamilton delivers his burn “if you stand for nothing, Burr, what’ll you fall for?” he says it quietly and stands off to the side, looking down like he’s saying it to himself more than the others
  • Mulligan. Laurens and Lafayette pound the beat on the table of the tavern in “Aaron Burr Sir” and “My Shot”
  •  in a tavern for “My Shot” when Burr tells the the others “you got to be carefully taught, if you’re gonna get shot” on shot they all knock back a shot
  • When Lafayette does his part in my shot “Onarchy, how you say, how you say,” Laurens or Mulligan leans forward like they’re whispering it to him then “Oh, anarchy”
  • for “Farmer Refuted,” Hamilton walks over to confront Samuel Seabury but Burr tells him to let him be. He walks back over to Laurens, Mulligan and Lafayette who shove him back towards Sam
  • Seabury delivers his speech while standing on a crate or box. Hamilton steps in front of him to talk. Seabury gets off the crate and moves it. It ends up with the both of them standing on the crate trying to shove the other off all while singing over eachother
  • the beginning of “Right Hand Man” is very serious and starts with the stage dark and then you see a patriot soldier standing like a sentinel, then a red coat comes up behind her and kills her, dragging her off stage
  • Hamilton does a full out happy dance after getting Philip Schulyer’s blessing to marry Eliza, then he quickly has to recompose himself
  • the roatating part of the stage creates such a cool effect when Angelica is “rewinding” in “Satisfied”
  • in “Ten Duel Commandments” on number eight when Hamilton and Burr are trying to negotiate. Burr says, “With his life? We both know that’s absurd, sir” Hamilton responds but he’s really talking to Lee, whose standing with his back turned not far away. Hamitlon raises his voice and looks at Lee to say, “Hang on, how many men died because…”
  • Hamilton and Laurens hug after Laurens duels Lee
  • in “That Would Be Enough” Eliza sings “and I could be enough” then looks down at her stomach and unborn child, “and we could be enough.”
  • “Hurricane” utilizes the turning part of the stage; Hamilton stands in the center while ensemble members slowing rotate around him holding pieces of furniture. Under the lights he looks like he really is caught in the eye of a Hurricane.
  • for “The Reynolds Pamphlet” actual papers are being distributed around the stage. One is handed to the orchestra in the pit and Jefferson makes it rain
  • in “What Comes Next” King George sings “…now I’m fighting with France and with Spain, I’m so blue” and then stamps his foot so the stage lights turn blue
  • Eliza stares straight ahead and doesn’t acknowledge Alexander for most of “It’s Quiet Uptown” when she takes his hand his face crumbles- Javier Munoz’s acting was so amazing I could feel that relief and guilt all the way up in the rear mezzanine
  • In “Your Obedient Servant,” ensemble members pass letters between Burr and Hamilton. Hamilton’s letter containg “an itemized list of thirty years of disagreements” is at least ten pages long, each page handed to Burr one by one as he becomes more frustrated
  • Eliza comes up and hugs Alexander from behind while he sits writing in “Best of Wives and Best of Women” and he kisses her hand
  • in the final duel the bullet is being carried by an ensemble member in slow motion while Hamilton monologues; it speeds up and prompts him to say “I’m running out of time-” with sound effects it creates the sense of time abruptly stopping and restarting
  • during this same sequence at one point the other ensemble members are trying to hold back the girl guiding the bullet, trying to give Hamilton more time
  • when he says “Laurens leads a soldier’s chorus on the other side,” Laurens appears on the balcony level of the stage, illuminated by a white light. He is joined by Washington for “Washington is watching from the other side”
  • at the end of Alexander’s monologue Eliza walks out on stage and he turns to look at her when he says her name. She is standing directly between him and Burr, him and the bullet

Fresh Romance #6

Publisher: Rosy Press
(W) Marguerite Bennett, Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn (A) Trungles, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Winifred Searle, Amanda Scurti (CA) Janet Lee

In School Spirit, the prom is here at last, but after everything that’s happened, the gang may not get a happy ending…

In Ruined, Catherine and Andrew try to find a way to coexist peacefully - if a bit awkwardly - and Andrew makes an interesting proposition.

And in Beauties, Marguerite Bennett and Trungles introduce readers to a world of fantasy and desire that knows no bounds - and love between a beautiful young woman and her father’s captive.

Plus, a sex column about safer sex, an essay about dating while genderqueer, a process peek at Beauties, and more!

(Release date: 27th October 2015)