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about a quarter to nine, 1/3

or, the one where Wylan is struggling to pay his rent and plays music on the streets, Jesper dances and has no restraint and may or may not dance along to a cute street musician, and everyone is embarrassed at what these dorks get up to. {ao3}

It was February, another snowstorm had just hit, Wylan Hendriks was behind on his rent again, and apparently no one on this street had ever learned the values of tipping.

For all intents and purposes, the day should have gone well. He’d set up near a museum that was usually filled with tourists, but today it was curiously empty. Wylan had also started off with playing the violin, which usually worked in more “cultured” areas, but there was hardly anyone around to even hear him. The most attention he’d gotten was a few vaguely dirty looks and a disapproving glance from a police officer. However, the worst part of the day was the man who had walked up when Wylan pulled out his guitar and started singing, seemingly enjoying his performance… and then walked away.

All in all, he made a whopping three dollars.

Cutting ties with your rich father is, unsurprisingly, costly.

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Worried Sick Part 2

This was quite rushed I’m afraid but I really wanted to get it done. Forgive me if you hate it. Masterlist is in the description or use one of the hashtags to see my past writing. Thank you for the request. Make sure you read Part 1 first.

You woke with a dull ache in your neck from the awkward position you had fell asleep in; sprawled over Harry’s torso, legs tangled with his, looking up at his face while he talks about the pros of another child, all while being in post-orgasm bliss. A smile crossed your face thinking about the conversation you shared before you had fallen into a peaceful slumber. Your thoughts were interrupted by Harry’s arm curling around your middle, pulling you towards him. You hissed at the pain it shot through your neck but he didn’t notice, it fading after couple seconds.

“Morning, handsome.” You ran your hand through his slightly greasy hair; he let out a little grunt in reply. You closed your eyes, absorbing the feeling of being in his arms, knowing what was coming in the near future. The memories of your eldest daughter and your beloved having a shouting match in the late hours of the night; or early hours of the morning, depending on how you look at it.

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If anyone knows the source of this gif, please let me know so I can give credit! I’ve tried Google image search but no dice.

Update: thanks to @youthempowered for helping me find it! The artist is Libby Van Der Ploeg. Here’s her original post, and here’s her Tumblr page


THE FLASH SPINOFF FANCAST: requested by irresistible-revolution and anonymous

“Isn’t it funny how some men are up-to-the-minute in practically everything except their notion of the dramatic role girls and women play in the modern world—and especially our present perilous world at war?”

laverne cox as elizabeth "libby" lawrence/liberty belle 

Note: I realize that this might be seen as a controversial casting choice, but for once I wanted a trans woman to have her own storyline and complex backstory: things like how she was both a former Olympic athlete and MMA fighter, she’s divorced but still gets along with her ex-husband, and is opening her own costume shop while raising her teenage daughter. I mean, is it so bad that I want to see a trans woman play a superhero?

anonymous asked:

What are signs of abuse in the work place?

Hi sweetie,

Here are some signs of abuse in the workplace:

Obvious bullying/abuseive behaviour:

  • Repeatedly shouting or swearing in public or private 
  • Public humiliation 
  • Persistent criticism 
  • Constantly undervaluing effort 
  • Personal insults and name calling 
  • Persecution through fear or threats 
  • Dispensing unfair punishment out of the blue 
  • Increasing responsibility whilst decreasing authority 
  • Being overruled, ignored, marginalised or excluded

Less obvious bullying/abuseive behaviour:

  • Setting individuals up to fail 
  • Setting uncontracted tasks 
  • Setting unrealistic deadlines for an increased workload 
  • Removing areas of responsibility and imposing menial tasks 
  • Deliberately sabotaging or impeding work performance 
  • Constantly changing guidelines 
  • Withholding work related information

Early warning signs

How to tell if you are really being bullied. If you feel: 

  • Your working relationship feels different from any you have previously experienced
  • You are being persistently ‘got at’ 
  • Your work is being criticised even though you know that your standards have not slipped 
  • You start beginning to question whether these mistakes you are supposed to have made, really are your fault. If this is an accurate picture of what is happening to you at work, reflect on what has happened in the recent past and ask yourself, if everything was alright before, then why not now? 
  • What has changed? 
  • Do you have a new boss? 
  • Has pressure on your current boss increased? 
  • Have you recently changed jobs? 
  • Are your objectives being repeatedly altered? 
  • Have you been asked to do things outside your job description? 
  • Are you under more personal scrutiny? 
  • Are you feeling less involved?
  • Do you suffer from any of the following?


  • Sleeplessness 
  • Nausea 
  • Migraine/severe headaches 
  • Palpitations 
  • Skin complaints 
  • Sweating/shaking 
  • Stomach problems 
  • Backache 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Lethargy 


  • Acute anxiety 
  • Feeling isolated 
  • Loss of confidence/self esteem 
  • Depression 
  • Panic attacks 
  • Anger 
  • Mood swings 
  • Lack of motivation 
  • Suicidal thoughts


If you feel you are being bullied, abused or harassed its important to report this, most work places have ways you can report this anonymously if you dont feel comfortable coming forward, but if not the best way is to report it to your boss, if it is your boss that is bullying/abusing/harrassing you then there should be a number or email address you can contact to talk to someone higher up that will be able to help you. There are also many helplines you can call for abuse.

I wish you all the best,

Lots of love,
Libby xo


THE FLASH SPINOFF FANCAST The Lady Speedsters of The Flash: requested by wwests and anonymous

Laverne Cox as Elizabeth "Libby" Lawrence/Liberty Belle
Amandla Stenberg as Jesse Chambers/Jesse Quick/Liberty Belle II
Sara Arjun as Irey Allen-West/Impulse*
Yara Shahidi as Jenni Ognats/XS

Note: This is an appreciation post for the amazing lady speedsters of The Flash. WOC superhero ladies are becoming a thing in the Flash spinoff and I regret nothing!

* Normally I don't racebend characters who are already POC since Irey
is half Korean in the comics. But I made a few changes in this continuity,
including making Wally West South Asian so I needed to cast accordingly.
  • mom: i'm gonna go to bed and hopefully dream about being rescued by a superhero
  • me: i mean, you could also dream about being a superhero yourself
  • mom: ...ok mostly i just want to dream about the big rescue kiss and i feel like most female superheroes end up with cats
  • me: god let's hope so
  • mom: what
  • me: what
Secret Santa 2014

Hey guys a lot of you showed interest in me setting up a secret santa so I have :) yaaaaaay :)

CHECK IT OUT HERE at the blog username lovel-ylesbiansecretsanta

Rules are:

  • You don’t have to be a certain age/sex/sexual preference/celebrate Christmas to participate, everyone is invited
  • Sign ups close on November the 29th, you’ll receive your santa on the 30th
  • This is all about messaging, not gifting so you don’t need to worry about addresses/costs
  • It’s generally up to you on how you want to do this but you should be aiming to message your santa AT LEAST once a week, just to have a chat with them when you’re both online, you can send them lil messages to brighten their day or write them a fanfiction or story based on a prompt or make them a gif or edit of their favorite things. Use your talents in a creative way. 
  • You can reveal yourself at any time, or not reveal yourself at all
  • Your forms should be sent in the form of an ask, fan mail or by submission. 
  • Your form should contain the following information: your name (or something you like to go by), your age (just so i know), the username of the blog you want to use, and the word “backup” if you’re willing to be a backup messager if someone has to back out
  • This is just a nice message thing to brighten up someones December. 
  • Please don’t sign up if you have no plans to actually participate 

On March 30, 1867, for a mere $7.2 million — about two cents per acre — the U.S. bought land from Russia and made Alaska its 49th state, gaining a delicious fringe benefit in the process: Baked Alaska.

No, this igloo-shaped dessert — cake and ice cream shrouded in toasted meringue — didn’t come from the icy north, but its name was inspired by the land deal. In fact, the treat’s true roots date back to the turn of the 18th century, when American-born scientist Sir Benjamin Thompson (aka Count Rumford, a title he gained for his loyalty to the crown during the American Revolution) — whose inventions included a kitchen range and a double boiler — made a discovery about egg whites.

Rumford realized that the air bubbles inside whipped egg whites made meringue a great insulator. “That’s really why the Baked Alaska works,” says Libby “O'Connell, the History Channel’s chief historian and author of The American Plate. "The meringue insulates the ice cream from heat.”

By the 1830s, this culinary revelation had inspired French chefs to create a dessert called the “Omelette Norwegge.” This predecessor of Baked Alaska consisted of layers of cake and ice cream covered in meringue, then broiled. The French named this elaborate treat in reference to its own frigid territory to the north — Norway.

So how did the “Omelette Norwegge” become embroiled with the Alaska purchase?

Baked Alaska: A Creation Story Shrouded In Mystery

Photo: Courtesy of Delmonico’s Restaurant