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Damage Control (Jackson/Stiles)

@mssmartian : Jackson/Stiles “i’m a pop star with a bad relationship rep and you’re a hot actor whose last two movies flopped, i think we can help each other out” fake dating au

For winning third place in my giveaway, I promised a fic of 500+ words. This one? Is a lot more than 500 words. Sorry? I hope you enjoy! Fic #35 in my 2017 Prompt Challenge

Damage Control. Jackson/Stiles. Teen. Also on AO3.

When Jackson’s habit of casual dating earns him the label of Casanova, his manager and best friend, Danny, suggests that he do a little damage control. Enter Stiles Stilinski, famous actor whose last two movies have apparently flopped. They already have a sarcastic flirting going on, so Jackson knows getting Stiles to fake date him is the best plan ever.

“You’ve got to do something about it, Jackson.”

“Like what?” Jackson takes a sip of his drink, frowning when the stupid umbrella bumps against his nose. He pulls it out of the glass and tosses it across the table at Danny. “You know how much I hate random shit in my drinks.”

“Which is why I always make sure to ask for an umbrella whenever I order you iced tea.” Danny smirks, and the bastard somehow manages to still look like a total sweetheart instead of an ass. It’s a skill that Jackson has never managed to master, even after thirteen years in the spotlight.

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Jailed Venezuela activist dispels rumours of health emergency

CARACAS, Venezuela — The wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez rushed to Caracas’ military hospital late Wednesday seeking information on her husband after a report on social media said he had been taken there with a medical emergency — a scare that proved to be wrong.

“Please, can you inform us if anyone brought Leopoldo here? Did he enter or not?” Lilian Tintori could be heard pleading tearfully through the metal bars at the hospital’s entrance.

Within hours, the leader of Venezuela’s ruling socialist party, Diosdado Cabello, deflated the frenzied rumours by showing on state television a 20-second video in which Lopez appears in good health and says he is speaking at “May 3 at 9 p.m.”

“I don’t understand why they want me to send a proof of life,” Lopez says, looking muscular in a white tank top and standing with arms crossed in front of prison bars. “I’m sending this message to my family, to my kids, to say I’m fine.” The video cuts off abruptly.

A scramble to find out about Lopez’s status was set off by a tweet from one of Venezuela’s most-prominent journalists, Leopoldo Castillo, who said the politician had been taken from the military jail outside Caracas to the hospital without vital signs for what the government believed was an “intoxication.”

“My account hasn’t been hacked, I’m sorry to share this information,” the now Miami-based journalist said in a later tweet responding to a firestorm on social media seeking to confirm the information.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who accompanied Tintori at a White House meeting with President Donald Trump in February, seemed to validate the rumour , saying in a series of tweets that he had confirmed the jailed activist was in a “grave condition.”

The uproar came as Venezuela is being roiled by almost-daily protests that have shaken President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power and left more than 30 people dead. The crackdown by security forces is the bloodiest since Lopez led weeks of protests in 2014, for which he was jailed and later sentenced to nearly 14 years for what are widely seen as trumped-up charges of inciting violence.

Cabello, even before showing the proof of life video, seemed to relish the desperation felt by his political enemies, accusing them of trying to stage a political “show” over Lopez.

“He’s there in his cave, stuck there for the next 13 years like he should be for being an assassin,” Cabello said on his weekly TV program.

Just before midnight, Tintori and Lopez’s mother attempted to reach Ramo Verde demanding to see Lopez, who they said had been barred from receiving visitors the past month. Standing next to a line of riot police blocking their access, they accused Cabello and the government of “kidnapping” Lopez to silence Maduro’s opponents.

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Associated Press writer Jorge Rueda reported this story in Caracas and AP writer Joshua Goodman reported from Bogota, Colombia.

Jorge Rueda And Joshua Goodman, The Associated Press

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TOP 20 EPISODES OF PARKS AND RECREATION (as voted by my followers) #4: April and Andy’s Fancy Party

“I guess I kind of hate most things. But I never really seem to hate you. So I want to spend the rest of my life with you, is that cool?”

Eight Months Late

Author: weekendatbuckys
Featuring: Chris Evans x Reader (Alex; @chewbbucky on Twitter)
Shot/word count: One-shot; 2141 words.
Rating: Fluff
Synopsis: Chris struggles to contain his deepest feelings for the reader, a friend whom he has come to love. She is accompanying him at a party but the sun setting at the beach is much more enticing than a room full of strangers. [Inspired by the beach scene from Playing It Cool.]

Chris was not the type of man to take friendships lightly, and his friendship with Alex doesn’t fall short of that.

It was another Hollywood party that he had been roped into attending, and in turn, Alex had been dragged along, too. She definitely made a show of refusing the days prior to the event, and he didn’t blame her. It was a lazy Friday where the sun was aching to reach the lip of the ocean. Chris wanted nothing more than to spend his evening with a pizza and a Disney Classic.

As he turned to his left, after depositing his empty glass on the passing waiter’s tray, he expected to see Alex’s back to him as she made idle small talk. His wondering blue eyes quickly caught Alex gliding through the scattered guests towards the entrance leading to beach front.

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alright so let me tell you

i work night shift at a factory, and nearby there’s this fancy building complex of bars and restaurants and there’s a sitting area in the middle of it and it’s surrounded by three pokestops, all of which you can reach from the sitting area without moving

so every single night at 1:30am SOMEONE puts out lure models on ALL THREE pokestops. i never went there before because it’s  the middle of the fucking night and it’s a factory area and it seems like a prime opportunity to get mugged and i expected there to only be like one lone nerd sitting there 

but it was break time and i was feeling antsy and i own a boxcutter so i figured fuck it and i went to check it out.

it was a fUCKING PARTY. LIKE. 30 OR 40 ADULTS ALL SITTING AROUND PLAYING POKEMON GO AND CHILLING WITH DRINKS AND FOOD AND SHIT. SOME DUDE WOULD YELL OUT WHATEVER POKEMON POPPED UP AND SOME PEOPLE CLAPPED AND CHEERED WHEN THE RARER ONES WERE ANNOUNCED? AND THIS FUCKING SHIT IS HAPPENING EVERY SINGLE FUCKING NIGHT AT 1:30AM. JUST ALL THESE 20-40 YEAR OLDS, HAVING A NIGHTLY CATCHING PARTY. long story short i found a new place to go during my break time.

Imagine a world where no one physically or mentally NEEDED any sleep, just 8+ extra hours a day where you could read more books, catch up on that tv show, learn a new language, take up a new hobby. Sleep is something fun you can do if you want, artists like to nap to draw inspiration from their dreams, groups of people throw ‘dreaming’ parties where everyone naps with a bunch of cushions and throw pillows, life in general is good times

And now flip it around and have a world where sleep again, isn’t needed, so work hours are longer, employers can legally make you work 20 hr days, you get a 5 hr break tops between shifts. Everyone feels sort of numb, with a constant headache that never goes away. Dreams are seen as a sign of mental illness, and naps are for lazy people or children.

And now imagine both these ways of living happening in the same imaginary world

Some really cool questions

1. What is a memory of yours that you could live in forever?

2. If there was a tv show about you what would it be called?

3. What’s your most irrational fear? What’s your most rational fear?

4. What was the first cell phone you owned?

5. Which, if any of your possessions could you live without forever?

6. You find a duffel bag containing 10 thousand dollars, what happens next?

7. Did you ever own a pair of heely’s?

8. Explain the most embarrassing moment of your entire life so far.

9. Drugs?

9 ¾. Alcohol?

10. Pepperoni or cheese pizza?

11. If someone were to say to you “what’s cooler than being cool?” What would you say?

12. Top three favorite colors?

13. Do you do your own laundry?

14. What was your favorite birthday party?

15. Are you my dad?

16. What’s your Favorite planet?

17. Can you ride a sk8board dude?

18. How many different countries have you been to? How many states?

19. you’re allowed to force everyone on earth to listen to one song, one time. What song do you feed our ears?

20. Can I have your phone number.

god-starve-the-queenn  asked:

Can u give us a link to you top 10 fav fanfiction that you've written

I haven’t written that many so I’ll just give you the links to all of them hariet-inika

Cameron/Jack G: http://love-life-magcon.tumblr.com/post/78985330169/cameron-jack-imagine-part-4

Taylor(San Diego) : http://love-life-magcon.tumblr.com/post/81891585196/taylor-imagine-san-diego-final-part

Taylor/Cameron: http://love-life-magcon.tumblr.com/post/79792941513/taylor-cameron-imagine-final-part

Hayes(Pool Party): http://love-life-magcon.tumblr.com/post/80382195781/hayes-imagine-pool-party-part-20 and http://love-life-magcon.tumblr.com/post/80410729908/hayes-imagine-final-part

Jack G (Mexico): http://love-life-magcon.tumblr.com/post/81521145008/jack-g-imagine-part-7 (not finished)

Matt: http://love-life-magcon.tumblr.com/post/82994729357/matt-imagine-final-part

The Bad Boy (Jack Gilinsky): http://love-life-magcon.tumblr.com/post/84841987037/the-bad-boy-jack-g-part-30

On The Edge (Jack Gilinsky): http://love-life-magcon.tumblr.com/post/85940473252/on-the-edge-jack-g-part-5

Out Of My Limit ( Cameron Dallas): http://love-life-magcon.tumblr.com/post/85751299657/out-of-my-limit-cameron-dallas

and then I have two on wattpad http://www.wattpad.com/user/magconlove27

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This Is What Zoe Saldana Taught Us at Alfre Woodard's Pre-Oscars Dinner

No exhaustive Google search is necessary to find tales of women being cruel to other women, in Hollywood or elsewhere.

But it’s the female in-fighting in Tinseltown — especially among actresses and other entertainers — that often reaches levels of infamy that only serve to pad the tabloids and provide entertainment for the masses (Hello, Bravo).

No backstabbing, rude remarks, catty comments or anything of the sort happened on Wednesday night at the Beverly Wilshire during Alfre Woodard’s annual pre-Oscars dinner — properly titled as the Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree — celebrating black women in entertainment. The event, in its sixth year, is all about support and sisterhood among Hollywood’s top actresses of color — like an exclusive sorority party, only much more hip and fashionable.

Woodard broke her own rule of not allowing anyone but thespians into the event (select journalists are invited only for a cocktail hour which precedes a stilettos-off dinner party where the entree is “real talk,“ says Rosario Dawson) by inviting the breakout director of Selma, Ava DuVernay, to the fete, sponsored this year by Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamond Lustre (sales of which benefit the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation) and Piper-Heidseick with transportation by Audi. The helmer and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who also had a banner year with stunning turns in Belle and Beyond the Lights, were both singled out for their entertainment contributions in 2014.

So what does sisterhood feel like inside a posh Beverly Hills hotel? First of all, you can actually feel it — the energy in the Royal Suite on the eighth floor was like a warm hug from your favorite girlfriend. And you can hear it. DuVernay received a standing ovation when she approached a corner of the penthouse that contained Viola Davis, Dawson and others like Loretta Devine and Regina Taylor.

But also worth listening to are the words from the actresses themselves on why Woodard’s bash is so special and so important in a town not known for authentic embraces, especially during a time when the challenges of being a woman in Hollywood have been so thoroughly examined — not to mention the challenges of being a woman of color in this town.

Alfre Woodard: “I’ve been in this town 40 years. Nobody has ever said, ‘I think we need to have more black women and brown women this year on TV and in feature films.’ Nobody has said that. We are here because we are brilliant at what we do and we are persistent and we don’t go away. If you locked these women in a trunk at the bottom of the ocean, they would find a way to make their presence known. … To know that the women who do what you do and have the experience you have are lifting each other up. They’re behind you, they’re supporting you. By having this event, I want them to know when they have that swag going down the carpet that there is this sisterhood behind their step.”

Kerry Washington: “[This party] is about all of the things awards season is supposed to be about — celebrating excellence — but it also has a sense of immense sisterhood and sincerity and authenticity. You don’t always get that throughout the awards season — or even in life. This is a room full of nothing but love.”

Rosario Dawson: “I have been acting for 20 years and there are so few people you can share that experience with in a very real way that doesn’t sound insane or over the top, and these people all get it. This is an amazing night. None of us ever get to see each other or spend any time together, we’re always working separately. We’re all done up, this looks like a normal, chichi event with top actors and blah blah blah, but the second all of you guys leave, the shoes are off and everyone gets super-intimate and we have those real conversations, it’s real talk. It’s invaluable. Last year was my first time and I’ve looked forward to this night all year. I will be here every year, hell or high water, because this is invaluable and so special.”

Angela Bassett: “We inspire each other. Every woman in this room is an inspiration and we look about and we gain inspiration. That’s what is really wonderful about it because it’s an opportunity to come together, which so rarely happens throughout the year. Every woman in this room is fierce and every woman in this room is working.“

Zoe Saldana: “There’s nothing we can’t do. I will never have any other attitude than that one. I was raised that way. That’s how I’ve gotten where I’ve gotten. If I thought every morning about all the reasons I should stay home then I would not be here. We will all have reasons that the world will be against us. We have to ignore those and focus on the ones that are for us.”

Gugu Mbatha-Raw: “Sometimes you are out there on your own as an actress for months on end on location and you don’t have the camaraderie of other actresses. This is really, really special. Events like this are a reminder to support each other. That’s how things move forward.“

Carmen Ejogo: “We’re in this together and there are women here who get your journey and want to see the best for you. To know that there’s a space where you can say what you want and be heard and not be judged for it. There’s a level of understanding that is innate with all the women in this room.”

Ava DuVernay: “This is usually a safe place for actresses to get together and commiserate, talk, network, cry, celebrate, do whatever they’re going to do and they’ve never allowed a filmmaker in — this is the first year — so I feel very honored. All of these sisters are extremely special and important to the black cinematic image for the way black women are seen around the world. They have a lot to carry on their shoulders. They do it beautifully. To be invited in and honored is very emotional for me.“

Viola Davis: “Here’s the thing about being a woman of color and an actor of color: You get it. You understand that it’s going to be challenging so you find a way to navigate your way in this business and become an actor and the artist you are with what you’ve been given. But the challenge is that we’re not included in the narrative that lets us shine. That’s the only problem. If you’re the third girl from the left or the bus driver, and you’ve been in the business for 30 years, you know you can blow it out of the box. You’re just as good as anybody else, [but] you can’t show your talent being the bus driver in two scenes. That’s what we’ve been relegated as. We very rarely drive the narrative; that’s the challenge. So, it’s very important to get it out. It’s important to be in a safe place and let it out and to share.”

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We held our second annual Lucky Peach WINNERS ARE LOSERS After Party for the James Beard Books, Broadcast and Journalism Awards this past weekend at Má Pêche

In order to make the night more than just a bunch of people getting drunk at a midtown restaurant, we tried to bring the All You Can Eat issue (hitting newsstands May 20) to life at the party. Adam Gollner has a mammoth piece about the history of eating in Quebec in the forthcoming issue, so the main dining room featured a “Quebe Cornucopia” by M. Wells, along with a light show by ggeeoorrggiiaa and music by Mark Ibold, Brian Turner, and Bruno Meyrick-Jones.   

The top floor channeled Las Vegas excess, complete with an AYCE Vegas-style buffet by Paul Carmichael, as well as craps and roulette tables (with gambling for prizes, kind of Chuck E. Cheese’s style!). The “All Ewe Can Eat” themed balcony bar, featured sheep-inspired cocktails by Joaquín Simó of Pouring Ribbons, lamb ribs, and sheep paintings by Steve Keene that doubled as takeaways for guests. We’re gonna put a few those untaken paintings online to entice people to subscribe to magazine just as soon as our hangovers clear up. 

Thank you to all of our partners who made WINNERS ARE LOSERS possible: Breville, Le Creuset, Tiger Beer, and Audi. Additional thanks to Campari America, Domaine Carneros, and S.Pellegrino