cs au. ‘there’s something about breaking an engagement and leaving the man you thought you were going to spend the rest of your life with and finding yourself roommate-ing with the man who’s loved you through years and boyfriends and breakups and uncertainties that makes a person a little weepy, a little off balance, a little unsure.’
(i’ve been working on this for at least six weeks, and it’s finally, finally finished, and i’m something like pleased with it. (thanks to swallowedsong for looking over it and helping me and stuff.) so, enjoy whatever this is. (really long, among other things. just a head’s up.)
Packs up her share of the apartment instead of going to work, keeps Henry home from school so he can help. Wraps picture frames in scarves and sweaters, shoves books and DVDs into boxes, throws pots and pans and casserole dishes into the back seat. One trip to unload these small bits, another for Henry’s bed and dresser and nightstand.
It takes just over 6 hours to remove every trace of them from this apartment that was supposed to be theirs and is now just his, but she doesn’t cry as she sweeps through one last time. As she takes her key off the chain, locking the door behind her and slipping it underneath. She doesn’t feel broken or empty. Isn’t sure what it is pulsing through her, something that tastes like regret or maybe failure.
“Sorry, kid,” she says, eyes still dry, once they reach the car. He just shrugs. Smiles a small, sad thing.
As I may have mentioned before, I kinda have this habit of constructing big, elaborate fantasy settings without any idea of what to use them for. They could make for decent novel concepts, if I had any ideas for plots or characters, or they could work well as RPG settings, just without any plans for system mechanics or anything else for that matter. There seem to be other people on this site who enjoy reading these kinds of things as much as I do, however, so I’ve written up blurbs on three of my most recently active ideas for a lark.
Some people have OCs, I suppose, while I seem to have settings instead. Either way, asking me questions about any of these concepts is a great way to get me to talk for a long-ass time about my purposeless pet fantasy worlds.
Space Fantasy: All sorts of Standard Fantasy Worlds exist on different planets but they don’t actually matter as much as the cultures and factions that live in space full-time. Fantasy Space works more or less just like real space except that stars are vast and slow-thinking gods and ships can go faster than light by riding the love poetry stars send to one another. Living in space is hard, so the cultures who do so usually don’t have any other option. Space empires are really impractical but that doesn’t stop people from trying, and battles between ships tend to be 1 on 1 rather than involving giant fleets. Also, said space battles are fought with giant magic robots, because I’m shamelessly in love with the idea.
Weird Fantasy: It’s the future, humans are all dead, and all sorts of strange creatures have inherited the earth. These include, but are not limited to: sentient beetle colonies, animated human skeletons, sentient plants (or rather, sentient non-human souls that grow plant bodies for themselves), the dreams of slumbering dragon monsters, dogs, and robot space probes returning to earth and wondering what the hell happened while they were away. Society is very cosmopolitan, with people from all the different species living together rather than in totally separate societies. A lot of the story’s focus would be on the complexities and challenges of people with such different needs and natures living together, and the different ways they all try to connect to the extinct humans whose ruins still cover the earth.
Gothic Fantasy: Once, the nobles of the great houses drank the blood of dragons to attain great power and longevity, but now that the dragons have been hunted to extinction the nobles have nothing to prey on save for each other. Both the land and its people have been twisted by centuries of rampant blood magic; ordinary people descended from living weapons of war learn to fear the monstrous strength that lies latent in their bodies, while others embrace their dark side and seek to create a world in which mere humanity has no place. I imagine lots of focus on the wars and politics of the cannibal vampire nobles who all want to drink each others’ blood. The setting stems from an idea of people finding magic, dedicating their entire society to it, and then looking at themselves in horror at what they’ve done to themselves with its power. Definitely the darkest idea on my back-burner to have started life as a concept for a Naruto spinoff in highschool.
Yes I am pro life, yes I do believe life starts at conception, no I don’t think we should make abortion illegal because that won’t stop anything, abortion shouldn’t be funded by the state, teach kids to not be sluts and to have safe sex, abortion shouldn’t be a luxury it should be a last resort
i think the funniest misunderstanding ppl have w/ me is when i say im prone to existential crises and am constantly having one nyall think im JOKING!!!! hell no bitch what the fuck are we doing on this planet!!!!!
Recently, I gave my friend some advice on how to minimize the damage of high school. He’s an incoming freshman and so I told him a few things that I wish someone had told me when I was a freshman.
I’m gonna give you advice anyways…
• DO NOT get behind in math, I swear. Life is going to start sucking a lot if you don’t understand the concepts so MAKE SURE you don’t get lost. I recognize that it seems silly and you feel like you’ll never use it in real life, but if you want to surive high school, you’ll need to retain as much as possible.
• Taking a blowoff class? Great! You’ll need it to unwind, but DO NOT TREAT IT LIKE A BLOWOFF CLASS. Unless you want your GPA to go downhill really fast, you have to take advantage of your easy classes and make sure you do well in them!
• Physical Science… I can’t really give much advice there since I was only in it for a day, but I can say that it’s really important and you need to figure out whether you’re better at Chemistry or Physics really quick because you DEFINITELY want to use your Physical Science credit for whichever one you aren’t as good at.
• Biology is great. My best guess says you get confused when they start talking about chemistry, but it’s okay, everyone gets confused.
• I know that required readings for English suck, but it’s imperative that you read them! Always! Sparknotes won’t always cut it. Huck Finn will be almost impossible to read at times but you need to try and understand it anyways. Romeo and Juliet is a stupid story, but it’s very poetic. And P.S. If it sounds like a dick joke, it’s probably a dick joke. And if it doesn’t sound like a dick joke, it’s probably a dick joke. Lastly, To Kill A Mockingbird is an amazing book and I don’t care if no one else in the damn school reads it, you need to read it.
• Don’t waste your time! They’ll give you more homework than you can stand, but not doing it won’t make it stop. Trust me, I’ve already tried that (and I still made a B cuz I’m a badass, but THAT IS NOT THE POINT!). Get as much of it done as you can and don’t stress about what you can’t.
• Ask for fucking help! Ask your friends, whether they be upperclassmen or freshmen like yourself, or your teachers, or whoever you need to help you. :)
There you go! A shit ton of stuff I wish everyone had told me. Have fun, bae! :3
there’s no time like the present, so instead of waiting for a new week or moon or month, I’m making a change now! tomorrow I will start this minimalism challenge and hopefully be able to incorporate some of these concepts in my life. no internet starting at midnight tonight!
BTS reacting to you tripping and falling while walking next to them
Well…I just was half through this request as I clicked a wrong button and then my tumblr page went back to the blog somehow so I have to do it again…-.- yay
“Oh my sweetie are you okay? Let`s help my clumsy girlfriend up.” He tries to hold back a chuckle while helping you up with a semi-amused and semi-worried expression on his face.
“So this is the story how I kicked our maknae in the bu..huh? (Y/N)? Why are you laying on the ground…how did you even get there?” He asks completely confused because he was so into talking while helping you up.
“Haha, are you okay? It looked funny though…” He laughs and helps you up.
“It wasn`t funny to me at all, Hoseok.” You say with a cute pouty face.
“Aww my cute girlfriend with that pout…but admit it, it looked funny..at least to me.”
“It is so interesting to see it in your daily life, how the concept of gravity works…dont you think?” He starts to say.
“Namjoon? You know what is really interesting?”
“What?” He asks curiously.
“The fact that my boyfriend leaves me on the ground to start thinking about gravity…Would you maybe help me up?”
“Oh of course!!!” He laughs, turning red.
“(Y/N) what a fall…so elegant…what a diva.” He laughs while you are laying on the ground, laughing too.
“Jimin, you are a little shit.”
“I know” he smirks “but I told you you suck at wearing heels and don`t have to try to look taller than me…and see what happened…I am still standing and you are on the ground.”
“Are you finished, can you help me up now?”
“Of course, babe.” He smirks and gives you his hand.
*sees you laying on the floor*
“(Y/N), why did you trip out of sudden, I mean ho…ouch…” *trips too*
“Jungkook…why did you trip out of sudden..I mean there is nothing to trip over?” You impersonate him laughing.
“Shut up.” He pouts but you two burst out into laughter.
Hi! OK starting off I want to say that your fantasy AU is so damn beautiful and makes me either want to cry and scream. I kinda wanted to ask about the first and seventh timeline with Aka and Bo,, what are they exactly? Because you mentioned they were your favorites which means they're either heartbreaking, tear-jerking or both and I got curious :> I'm sorry if you've already mentioned it somewhere but I just aaAAAh I just really really love this AU. Keep up your amazing art and stories!!! <3
HELLO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR QUESTIONS…!!! You can find some of the lives already explained in the tag!! I also wrote this..!!! (I’m sorry my writing is no good though). Their lives are a progression of time on Earth, from the beginning of the universe (first life) until today (8th one).
I like the seventh life especially because Bokuto and Akaashi fall in love with each other immediately, even if they just run into the other at the trenches. Akaashi is this beautiful, beautiful japanese soldier who spares his life for no reason, who takes Bokuto’s heartbeat away in the very second his eyes find that face, that sharp pain in his chest he can’t name, like this person he doesn’t know and is supposedly fighting against is the oxygen he needs to breathe. After that, he doesn’t see him again. They’re in war, they’re enemies, they don’t speak the same language, don’t share culture, hell, they’re from opposite parts of the world. In this parallel universe US wins the war in the pacific by occupying Japan instead of bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and that’s how Kuro and Bokuto find themselves, strangers and unwelcome in this country they’re occupying, but both sure there’s an end of the world they still can reach together, even if Bokuto leaves to find his soldier and Kuro stays because he only has eyes for Kenma. This is an au about communication and acceptance, new beginnings, family. Kuro and Bokuto have this deep bond it doesn’t matter in which life or how apart they are fated to be, they keep finding each other and building this feeling of belonging together in the same way Bokuto falls in love with Akaashi once and again, from the very beginning of the universe.
And about universes starting, that’s their first life. It’s kind of based on the concept of Gea and Uranus, except for the fact that if they stay close to each other for too long the universe gets teared apart. Akaashi is surface whereas Bokuto is atmosphere, if you want to see it that way? They both make life possible, but as they build they can also destroy. That’s why they both give up on their lives to reincarnate as humans so they have a way to stay together. It doesn’t really work because Bokuto’s transfiguration ends up deforming him into a beast, and they both didn’t count on losing their memories once they reincarnated. Still, their souls always find a way.
A character of mine is a teenage girl from medieval times training to become a hunter. Her weapon of choice is a bow. What kind of bow would she use and what would be some examples of training she would undergo?
For reference, I’m just going to point out that a teenager in the Middle Ages is an adult. This is especially true for a peasant who would have transitioned to womanhood the day she got her monthlies. It was not uncommon for women as young as fourteen to be married off and having babies by the time your talking about your character receiving her “training”.
This is a basic misunderstanding that a lot of people suffer from: the idea that the world has always been like it is now. I recently saw a pitch about the daughter of a Pirate Queen being kidnapped by her mother and taken from her home to be trained to take over her position. (Ignoring that the position of Captain on pirate ships being non-hereditary, for a second.) The biggest issue with her pitch was that the Pirate Queen returns for her daughter when she’s nineteen. Traditionally, sailors of the time period began their careers at the age of nine or ten. If the Pirate Queen wanted a successor, she’d already have been training one from within her crew. Nineteen is too late, by this point her daughter is a “landsman” and has missed a critical window for her future profession.
In modern day America, the idea of child labor is abhorrent to us. In the Middle Ages, the major reason to have children was to provide free labor on the farm. Whether wealthy noble or poor peasant, kids were expected to work and learn the trades of their parents. A wife wasn’t just a homemaker, she was an extra hand in the field and, in some cases, little more than slave labor. A peasant in the Middle Ages was lucky to make it to forty. If you’re waiting half their life to start training them, then you’re waiting too long. The concept of childhood only dates back to the 18th Century in European cultures. Your character isn’t benefiting from it and it’s best if you stop thinking of them as being “like me”.
Gender roles aside. What I’m saying is that your character isn’t training to become a hunter, she already is one. By the time she was eight or nine, she was already assisting her father or mother in the field as part of her training. She’d have been given small jobs, helping to make and set the traps, learning the best spots, building the hutches, learning to track, being taught what plants are edible, etc. How to cook the game they catch, skin and prepare the game they catch, and where the best places to sell it to the locals. Before the bow, she’d learn the sling, and before all those she’d learn the different types of game and the means used to catch it. (Shooting is not always preferable or even logical.) It’s also worth remembering that when you shoot an animal it doesn’t just keel over and die like it does in Skyrim or the movies. Sometimes, your character is going to have to track it to where it expires. This can be an arduous process depending on how wounded the animal is.
Hunting is as much a matter of patience as it is skill. It relies on “getting lucky” because, even if the hunter knows the forest like the back of their hand, animals are not automatons. They don’t show up 100% of the time, even when they’re in a place that’s usually a sure thing. A peasant hunter may have one dog, but they won’t have access to the pack used by the nobles and the family horse is better off on the plow. You kill what you can carry. Depending on how amenable their local lord is, they’ll mostly be hunting small game like rabbits and birds (small to large). They may go after rats too. If they’re a hunter by profession (as opposed to hunting for food or for recreation like a noble), they might make most of their money by helping their parent set traps and hunt game on their neighbors’ farms to trap, kill, and drive off the animals eating the crops. While your character might be able to subsist on their gains from foraging and hunting alone, there’s very little reason for them to and they’re more likely to starve come winter. If they’re keeping an animal to assist them with the tracking and hunting then they have to be able to feed it. (You’d be surprised how many fictional pets never seem to need to eat.)
Of course, this is all me avoiding the most major piece of historical trivia. In the High Middle Ages, hunting was no longer a primary means of sustenance and transitioned into a noble’s only activity. By nobles only, I mean more and more nobles prohibited hunting on their lands and those lands that didn’t belong to the nobles belonged to the king. This where the concept of the King’s deer from Robin Hood comes from. The penalty for an individual caught poaching on a noble’s lands was death and since the King owned all the lands that meant all the deer belonged to him. (For any incensed History buffs: it’s obviously much more complicated than that.)
Nobles, especially in England, during the Middle Ages was more than just a recreational activity. They used hunting as a means of training their youths for warfare. Hunting allowed them to learn the skills they would need like tracking, horsemanship, and the use of weapons. Most of the information you’ll be able to find about hunting in the Middle Ages will relate to the ruling class as it’s the best documented.
Because hunting was dominated by the nobility as a sport, Forest Laws during the Middle Ages became increasingly strict. Peasants were only allowed to hunt on common land and not on any land owned by a noble or a monarch (which was most of it). While this didn’t stop peasants from poaching, the penalties were very severe. According to the site Medieval Life and Times, they included “hanging, castration, blinding, or being sown into a deerskin and hunted down by ferocious dogs”.
If you thought your character was going to be like Katniss, just remember: she never had to worry about being caught by men and women on horseback who’d be only too happy to use her as the day’s special hunting lesson or just unleash the hounds and ride her down. It’s a case of low-risk versus high-risk. Poaching on the local lord’s lands is high-risk.
Possibly Helpful Research:
The good news is that hunting, wilderness survival, and foraging are skills that haven’t changed much and transition easily (so long as you remember to cut out the technology aspects). Here’s a list of several useful tools you can dig into that may help you with your setting building.
The Boy Scout Handbook - Starke is the one who has read this in detail, but the Boy Scout Handbook is chock full of useful information about foraging, camping, wilderness survival, and other stuff that you will need to know when writing your character. I put this one first on the list and at the highest priority for you to pick up and learn from.
The Dark Wind (Navajo Mysteries #5) by Tony Hillerman (And all Hillerman’s novels). If you’re interested in Navajo culture, Hillerman’s books are well known their accuracy. For the author who wants to write a hunter, Hillerman’s POV character Jim Che spends a lot of time discussing tracking and will give you some good ideas on how to track and how to fit those descriptions into your story so they feel natural to your character.
When Christ and His Saint’s Slept by Sharon Kay Penman. Penman’s novels dealing with the Plantagents are a very accurate snapshot for life among the nobility (and the peasantry) at the time and may be helpful to you for starting to get an accurate sense for the social and political aspects of your setting. They’re also really good, really in depth, and have awesome footnotes that will help you further your research.
Whitley Birke’sHunger Games sporks over on her blog Reading With A Vengeance have a lot of good information buried in them on world building, bushcraft, and how to survive when you’re starving. Her critique of the first novel may help you avoid some critical errors and First World Problems which may end up in your novel. You can check out Farla’s too.
Scholagladiatoria’s Youtube channel is full of a ton of information dealing with swords and HEMA, but the key thing is that he also spends a lot of time talking about the Middle Ages, life during the Middle Ages, and developing technology plus dealing with a lot of misconceptions.
There are a variety of treatises from the time period dealing with hunting available online.
I as a Catholic understand this. And I as a Catholic understand that even if you want it gone, YOU HAVE TO TRY AND ELIMINATE THE REASONS IT HAPPENS, LIKE RAPE, LIKE POVERTY, LIKE IMPROPER SEX ED, LIKE COSTLY OR NOT EASILY ACCESSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVES.
And I as a Catholic hope to God that Planned Parenthood is not defunded. I hope that people learn to stop imposing what they believe on those who do not believe it. I hope that people stop spreading lies that abortion is “murder” and that these 23 week abortions are the most common thing in the world. I hope to God that people stop confusing their personal religious ethics with universal morality of all other faiths, and I hope to God that Catholic doctors in hospitals and other people stop trying to make decisions for a woman when she wants something else for her health.
I hope to God that every child already waiting to be adopted gets a family, and that more kids aren’t needlessly pushed into the world just to be abandoned or not taken care of properly. I hope to God that people can get it through their head that the life of the pregnant person has ALWAYS taken priority over the unborn- and that “Thou shalt not kill” is NOT A VERSE AGAINST ABORTION AND THAT YOU ARE GRABBING AT STRAWS IN WAYS THAT I CANNOT EVEN FATHOM.
When this whole “life starts at conception” BULLSHIT is less than a century and a half old, how can you sit there and harp on about such baseless, non-scientific, unreasonable crap?
ABORTION IS A RIGHT. ABORTION IS A NECESSARY HEALTH SERVICE. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A REASON SOMEONE NEEDS ONE, EVEN IF WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO TRY AND MAKE THEM UNNECESSARY.
Here’s the thing: I honestly don’t care if you think abortion is wrong. I don’t care if you believe life starts at conception or that pregnancy is a miracle. I. Don’t. Care. Because at the end of the day, all that is is a belief. YOU believe these things, not me. You have every right to believe that, and I will never tell you that those beliefs are invalid. My problem arises when you try to tell me that those beliefs are fact, because they aren’t. Facts tell me that 25 weeks is when there is sizable brain activity, and since the loss of brain activity is what constitutes death, the formation of brain activity is what constitutes life. 25 weeks of pregnancy also happens to be the cutoff time for the majority of legal abortions in the U.S. These are the facts. Your beliefs are valid, but they are only valid to you. I get upset when you try to say that because you believe abortion is wrong, because your religion advocates against it, because you think life starts at conception, than it must certainly be true, and every one else has to follow what you believe. My problem is not that I think you’re wrong, my problem is that you don’t see that your personal beliefs have nothing to do with the choices and bodies of women that have nothing to do with you. My problem is that I want you to keep your opinions and beliefs out of politics and more importantly out of the uteruses of my sisters.
something i want to say to every religious pro-lifer who doesn’t understand the difference between opinion and fact (via esosiques )
A baby grows, develops a heartbeat, and even moves around in the mothers womb. Anyone who says it’s not a baby until its first breath is ill minded and I’m tired of this non-sense. It’s a child, a small infant with finger nails, eyes, nose, ears and organs.
The only reason abortion clinics sell this shit is because they want you to believe it’s not a baby. Not a small human who carries your blood through its veins.
Please take a moment and think, I am human. The child that one day grows inside me will be a human who grows within me as I nurture it. I will give birth to him/her and hear their crying as they take their first breath into this world. I will watch them grow up from a small newborn to an adult one day.
It just makes me so sad that anyone could kill a life that is suppose to be in the safe confines of their mothers womb.
greetings from my new flat! i finally feel like i’ve settled in and i’m starting to grasp the concept of Adult Life. this is how my study nook currently looks like; i’ve still got a few things to do to make it cosier, but i love it already!!
Anonymous said: (Not tv related) my dad once told me & sibs that if he had to choose between us & his wife, he’d choose his wife cuz he met her first. I’m not a parent, so to me, hearing that sucked. I don’t have many parent friends, just trying to understand this??
Hey just a heads up guys…this post is will have nothing to do with TV, so feel free to keep on scrolling. My feelings will not be hurt at all. This post is just going to be on life stuff. It’s going to be intensely personal, so sorry for the TMI, I apologize but there’s just no way to answer this question without going there. But it’s an intensely personal ask and I feel compelled to answer it.