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luke + bodhi | rebel pilots on hoth au

“I was a cargo pilot,” Bodhi mumbles. “I can’t—I don’t know that I’m the right person to pilot an X-Wing.”

“It’s not that hard,” Luke says breezily, even though he’s gotta admit he’s sweeping over some details. “Some different controls, tighter maneuvering. Weapons. Look, I bet you’d be great at it.”

Bodhi lets out a breath, a shaky laugh. “Thanks.”

“Seriously! Hey, I could teach you some stuff, if you want?”

Bodhi’s head snaps up, eyes wide. “You’d do that?”

Luke smiles, reaching out to grip Bodhi’s shoulder. “I’d be honored.”

Let Me Make Your Dreams Come True (1/2)

Summary: A year after the incident, Claire asks Owen to come to Wisconsin with her because she never told her family about their breakup. 

A while back, one of my favourite people, aka @birdmacklin, asked me if I’d be willing to write something based off this mood board. There was no way I’d say no, so here we are! Honestly, just give me any excuse to write about the winter and snow, and I’m in :) This story was meant to be a one-shot, but before I knew it, it was 12k long, so I’ll post it in 2 instalments because it’s easier to edit it that way. The second part will be coming up sometime next weekend. 

Have fun and let me know what you think! 

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“You want me to do what?” Owen’s eyebrow quirked like he wasn’t sure he’d heard her right.

Claire gave him an even look. “You don’t have to make it sound like I asked you to shoot a puppy.”

He winced a little, but didn’t break the eye contact, studying her from across the table, his coffee getting cold, untouched and forgotten.

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Writing advice you're not going to like.

People sometimes send me Asks wanting writing advice.  I suck at it.  I don’t really know how I do the writing, or how one should do the writing, or what one should do to get better at the writing.  All I can ever think to say is “write a lot of stuff and you will get better at the writing.”  Which is true, but hardly a bolt from the sky.

Well, as it turns out, I do have one piece of Legit Writing Advice, and I am going to share it with you, right now.  If you were in any of my writing workshop groups at a con, you’ve heard this advice already.

Warning: you’re going to fucking hate it.  But if you do it, you will thank me.

If you have a piece of fiction you’re serious about, something you might want to actually shop around, or just something you really are into and want to make it as good as you can…do NOT edit it.

Repeat.  DO NOT EDIT.

REWRITE.

As in, print out the whole fucking thing and re-enter it, every word (or use two screens).  Retype the whole thing.  Recreate it from the ground up using your first draft as a template.  Start with a blank page and re-enter every. single. word.

I hear you screaming.  OH MY GOD THAT’S INSANE.

Yes.  Yes, it is.

It is also the most powerful thing you will ever do for a piece of fiction that you are serious about.

Now, let’s get real.  I don’t do this for most things.  I don’t do it for my fanfiction.  But if it’s something original, something I might like to get to a professional level - I do it.  You absolutely COULD do it for fanfiction.  It’s just up to you and how much time you want to sink into a piece.

You can edit, sure.  But you WILL NOT get down to the level of change that needs to happen in a second draft.  You will let things slide.  Your eyes will miss things.  You will say “eh, good enough.”

The first time I did this, on someone else’s advice, I was dubious.  Within two pages, I was saying WHY HAVE I NOT BEEN DOING THIS ALL THE TIME.  I was amazed at how much change was happening.  By the time I got to the end, I had an entirely different novel than the one I’d started with.  When you’re already re-entering every single word, it’s easy to make deep changes.  You’ll reformat sentences, you’ll switch phrases around, you’ll massage your word choice.  You’ll discover whole paragraphs that don’t need to be there at all because they became redundant.  You’ll find dialogue exchanges that need reimagining.  Whole plot points will suddenly be different, whole story arcs will reveal their flaws and get re-drawn.

You cannot get down to the fundamental level of change that’s required just by editing an existing document.  You have to rebuild it if you really want your story to evolve.  You will be AMAZED at the difference it will make.

It will take time.  It will seem like a huge, Herculean task.  I’m not saying it’s easy.  It isn’t.  But it is absolutely revolutionary.

Try it.  I promise, you will see what I mean.

*PSA: Tipsy!Lori wrote this post.  In case you couldn’t tell.

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confidence level: Ten

“We both tried to grab at the last copy of that desired book at the same time and had a tug of war.” (from this post)

Sterek ficlet, T, ~1.6k words. Basically, I was going to just do a tiny little drabble as a warm-up for working on one of my WIPs, and then I was having too much fun with it to stop.

(Btw, if you couldn’t tell, I totally made up the book series in question. Any resemblance to any actual book is completely coincidental.) 

It’s definitely some kind of torture that on the day the seventh and final Path of Wolves novel comes out, Stiles still has to go to school like it’s not the most important day of the year or anything.

And okay, so it’s not like anyone else in Beacon Hills has even heard of these books except Scott, and then only because Stiles can’t shut up about them, but still. Stiles spends the entire day practically vibrating out of his skin with the anticipation. He’s pretty sure he hasn’t taken in a word any of his teachers has said today. The only reason he doesn’t try to make a break for it during lunch is that he can’t afford another detention on his record, and even so, he’s still sorely, sorely tempted to risk it. In the end, he has to get Lydia to hide his car keys from him.

(He was going to ask Scott to do it, but Scott would have caved as soon as Stiles started begging, and Stiles is definitely not above begging, so Lydia it is.)

The instant the final bell rings, though, Stiles is out of there, flying across the parking lot and gunning the Jeep. The bookstore probably only ordered a few copies, and if Stiles isn’t holding one of them by the time he leaves, somebody’s about to get murdered.

Not that he actually expects any competition, but it’s better not to let these things go to chance. He already messed up once by procrastinating on pre-ordering until they were sold out; he didn’t think it was possible for a Path of Wolves novel to be sold out. He was wrong, and now he’s paying for it by having to physically go to the bookstore to get it.

Either Stiles vastly overestimated how many copies the store was going to order, or else he vastly underestimated how many people in Beacon Hills read these books, because when he skids to a stop in front of the New Releases shelf, there’s only one copy left. One beautiful, perfect hardcover copy.

Lucky for him, one copy is enough.

Except that when he grabs ahold of it, someone else does, too.

For a long second, Stiles can’t even believe what he’s seeing. Another hand, on his book. Another hand that’s not letting go, even though Stiles has already clearly and unambiguously grabbed it by the spine and isn’t letting go, either.

Stiles turns his head incredulously to get a look at this usurper, and it’s Derek Hale. As in, made-of-muscles, leather-wearing lacrosse captain Derek Hale.

Until this moment, Stiles wasn’t even sure Derek could read, and now he’s trying to steal Stiles’ obscure eight-hundred-page fantasy novel. What.

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Anonymous said: Could you maybe write something with the smiths and pines families for #26(thanksgiving)

I wasn’t really sure what to write so I opted for illustrating this prompt instead. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!

Satya “Symmetra” Vaswani & Sombra

“Why do you struggle?”   “What’s the fun in playing fair?”

"Intelligence" is an ableist construct

So, last semester at uni we learned about intelligence and how it’s defined and measured in tests.

The most common test design focuses on four aspects seen as main parts of intelligence - perceptual speed, working memory (also falsely known as short term memory) capacity, perception bound logical thinking and simple linguistic understanding. If you score low on one of these aspects, it can greatly impact the IQ-score-result.

Perceptual speed mainly focuses on how fast your brain can work with information. Working memory focuses on how much information can be memorized over a short term (like e.g. a string consisting of seven numbers for a minute). Perception bound logical thinking focuses on the ability of an individual to recognize certain patterns and to apply them. And linguistic understanding mainly focuses on simple word-recognition and so on (e.g. answering questions like “which day comes after Tuesday?”).

Autistic people struggle with different parts of cognition and thus intelligence, while we tend to exceed in others. This can greatly mess with our IQ-Scores, depending on which part of intelligence is measured.

For example, I had to take a usual test once in which all four aspects were balanced. My personal weakness is the working memory span, even more when I’m supposed to memorize auditory information. However, I have a super high perceptual speed and I’m also really good at perception bound logical thinking like probably a lot of us autistic people.
Thus, my talents exceeded my shortcomings and I got a rather high score.
Recently, I took a test which focused more on working memory and I had a really damn low score.

What I want to say by this anecdote is that intelligence how psychology describes it is nothing but a theoretical concept. And that the “intelligence” a person has depends highly on how the test was made and which deficits a person has.
I met people that I would describe as highly intelligent, who, however, scored really low on an IQ-test because of their personal deficits.

This also further shows that the concept we have of intelligence is highly ableist in many aspects because those deficits don’t always have an influence as big as these tests suggest on actual cognitive ability.
And because those deficits are not taken into account when the tests are applied on disabled people. It’s like letting a person in a wheelchair race against people who practice running twice a week - it’s an unfair competition to begin with and the wheelchair user doesn’t have a fair chance to begin with. (I really hope this metaphor is not ableist, I just really don’t know what kind of different example I could use to explain this concept. If you feel offended by this, please feel free to let me know and maybe, if you have the time, give me advice on what else to use so I can edit this post.)

Thus, saying that autistic people often aren’t as “intelligent” is simply like stating “people with disabilities that affect their ability to walk can’t run as fast as people who aren’t disabled in that way”.

And furthermore, seeing the IQ result as the be-all and end-all of intelligence is a wrong conclusion to begin with because science has not an effing clue what intelligence actually is. (Our prof literally said “IQ-tests measure what they measure and there is no evidence whatsoever that what they measure is actual intelligence. They just measure what we decided we would define as aspects of intelligence without an explanation why we even see these aspects as factors that could play into whatever intelligence actually is.”)

So this took me hours when it probably shouldn’t have, but I had to use my phone, and even finding BGM took time. As basic as this is though, I hope you like ;;

@booptae @minisyubie


Edit: PLEASE USE HEADPHONES
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“We must wait and watch. And when we find our spy, and we will find them, we shall turn them from an obstacle to an asset. Wouldn’t you agree, Agent Kallus?”

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Like who he tryna kid though?

i’m crying we were defending anubis and doing pretty bad (nbd tho everyone was being silly so it was fun) and somehow i ended up being all alone as mercy on point b

an enemy genji came on the point and i knew i was done for so i just said “hello!” as a last resort, and he said hello back fhdsjkkfdshjk

but when both our teams came rolling in he ulted and killed everyone, including me (also nbd, ya do what ya gotta do)

when the game was finished tho (we lost obvs) i got this message

i’m crying

5 times Thomas slept on the couch, and 1 time they slept there together (JeffMads, 3.6k)

written for the wonderful and very sweet @softburr who deserves all the nice things in the world. i hope u like it buddy.

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“Ha ha! Suck it,” Thomas yells, shaking his fist in the air, eyes alight with victory.  James glares at him, eye twitching. “I’m the winner and you’re the loser, I’m the best and you’re the worst, I’m-” Thomas gets cut off in the middle of his little song and dance by James throwing the controller at his head.

“You’re sleeping on the couch tonight,” he says flatly, and then gets up to take a long bath and calm down.

“But Jemmy!” Thomas calls after him, “You can’t just abandon me in the middle of a Mario Kart tournament! Baby?”

James ignores him, slamming the door of the bathroom shut behind him. Fucking Thomas and his fucking long thumbs and his fucking dirty cheating tactics. Taking off his shirt had one hundred percent been a calculated stratagem to distract James and he’s angry at himself beyond belief for letting it work.

Fucking Mario Kart. James is going to passive aggressively hide all the Wii games in the apartment so they never have to play that damn game again. He hopes that Thomas gets a crick in his neck from sleeping on the couch, that fucker.

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Yoongi Scenario: That Glow.

Request: Can you do me a Yoongi fluff where you’re a Youtuber and you’re doing a makeup tag and you do his makeup/he does your makeup and it’s just full of fluff and funny moments? xD

Genre: Fluff / Comedy.


-No I won’t do it- you heard Yoongi say when you pushed him to answer the question you had made some minutes ago.

Your subscribers had been begging you to do a makeup tag with your boyfriend, and secretly, or not so secretly, you really wanted to do it as well. You had the makeup, you had the boyfriend, but Yoongi wasn’t having it, or so he thought.

You pouted coming closer to him. -Why not?-

He sighed keeping his eyes down on his laptop to then look at you with a frown. -What is a makeup tag exactly?-

You sat on the arm of the sofa where he was sitting. -Don’t pretend you don’t know-

-I don’t- he answered and you squinted your eyes because you knew he did know but was only acting up, making himself uncooperative just to annoy you and please himself hearing you going around and about. You knew him too well.

-Alright, I will explain, again, but give me some room there- you said and he obliged moving things around, but barely, so you had to sit in the little space very close too him. He shrugged and watched his laptop but you didn’t miss the little smirk.  Oh Yoongi, him and his passive aggressive ways always made you want to laugh, or to hit him with something.  
-A makeup tag is when someone ask you to do some kind of video, in this case, about makeup, so it will be us doing something with it, and after that I will tag people or my subscribers-

-Ah!- he exhaled exaggeratedly. -So that’s what it is-

You smiled leaning a bit more to him. -Yes that’s what it is, would you do it with me?-

Yoongi turned his head to you and raised his brows. -No-

You whined and slapped his arm as he laughed. -You are the worst, I wonder If I can find another boyfriend who can do things with me- you put that out crossing your arms childishly, closing your eyes waiting for his reply.

-Yah, what is that about other boyfriend?- he put the laptop away with the pile of things he had on the sofa. -Not a chance-

-No? I bet I can find the perfect man to do the makeup tag with me-

-What perfect man?- he snorted. -You have me, you don’t need anyone else- he answered smugly.

You couldn’t help your smile and he couldn’t help his despite him wanting to remain with his cocky smirk. -So that means you will do it with me?-

Yoongi turned a bit more to you, one hand going to yours, the other to your thighs. -What do I get in return?-

-My love- you answered with agyeo making him squirm and smile in embarrassment because he probably didn’t expect that. -and a wish-

-A wish you say?- he repeated putting himself together, licking his lips.

You nodded. -A wish, and of course me not looking for another boyfriend-

He frowned and pinched your thigh and you laughed. -Alright then, but I will make you work for it, let’s see what is this makeup tag thing you have going on-

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Edit! Finished the references for my Gorillaz post-apocalypse AU! :D

Whoops! I made another AU! The post-apocalypse AU! Except this one has a plot Im developing XP I really hope you guys like the AU! Im super pumped for this one ^^

Murdoc - The self proclaimed leader of the group. He usually chickens out of a fight or finds another way out of it. The others just let him say he’s the leader but the one really stepping up and taking charge of a fight is Noodle :P

2D - The scavenger of the group. He goes around, finding parts and useful things for Russel. He doesn’t fight much, he usually just fights from a distance using grenades.

Russel - The Engineer of the group. He’s the one who uses parts to create weapons for everyone. He’ll also help fix and start things. He usually fights with things that he finds. Whenever Noodle or 2D need someone to tell their problems to they always go to Russel.

Noodle - The Hunter of the group. She’s the one who goes out and hunts for the food. She is the strongest fighter in the group. She tends to practice fighting techniques in her spare time and hangout with 2D. She is usually the one to take charge in a fight.


If you have any questions about the AU please ask me in my ask box, not my messages, thanks!

About the April SQ CROWN

I see people have noticed the SQ CROWN preview posted by Yonkou Productions the other day doesn’t include any mention of DGM.

I wasn’t gonna say anything about it yet, since we’re still two weeks out from the magazine’s release, but since people are talking now…

As I’ve said before, I honestly don’t think we should believe anything Shueisha / Jump says about DGM until it actually comes to pass. Because, since roughly last August, everything they promised about DGM has been a lie. Literally, everything. The Gray Log is still indefinitely postponed (and we don’t know anything about the new art book Hoshino was working on). The DGM Hallow blu-rays are canceled. And so on, and so forth…

So, really, we shouldn’t expect a new chapter in two weeks, even though the last CROWN issue made an apparent promise that there’d be some big DGM chapter in April, and we’d finally get all the answers to our burning questions.

Personally, I think it’s best to err on the side of caution and expect nothing. Then, if there miraculously is a chapter, we can all be pleasantly surprised.

At this point, I’m kinda bummed watching everyone expect something great every time there’s a CROWN release, only to get nothing (or, you know, 7 pages, which is too close to 0 for comfort).

I’d recommend we all be cautious about getting too hyped up over a potential chapter, given the recent string of disappointments. 

In a week or so, the Jump website will likely post the cover and TOC for the April CROWN, and then we’ll know for sure whether or not they’ve let us down again. But, like I said, it’s not looking good, and it hasn’t for a long time, so don’t get too excited yet. I hate watching you all get upset. :(

If it turns out that there is a new DGM chapter on the 14th, then awesome. We’ll have a huge party and ten thousand cool edits and tons of new art, and it’ll be great!

If not…well…what else is new? :/

hey, i just wanna say sorry for putting tags that have nothing to do with tøp. People who like MCR, P!ATD, etc most likely like tøp aswell so thats why i put them. p.s. i am also slightly a note-whore

ppl in the tcc: me?? condoning murder?? never 😤i 100% do not condone. it’s those weird people in the tcc that give us all a bad name 🙄🚫i’ve been interested in crime since i was a kid and i’m majoring in criminal psychology 👩‍🎓📚👨‍🎓so i can become a detective one day 🔍🕵️📝🕵️‍♀️i mean why should i feel bad for my interests??? as long as i DON’T condone or romanticize killers, why should it matter? 🔨💣🔪anti’s just don’t even understand us and they keep giving us hate without even trying to learn why we like crime 😒😡that time i made a flower crown edit of eric harris and dylan klebold when they were in the cafeteria? they’re so adorable though!! 👅💦they were victims too🤦‍♂️🙄i wish they were still alive i totally would have let them take my underage virginity and shove their guns up my anus and maybe they wouldn’t have killed people👏💋also sometimes i like to sleep in the same position they both died in 😴⚰️😜can you see my “WRATH” shirt 👚???? sometimes i force my s/o to wear one that says “NATURAL SELECTION” just like eric and dylan lol 😂🤣also on 4/20 we dressed just like them at scho-

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