live from alabama

a-moment-of-such-peace  asked:

I'm tired, kinda sick, hungry, and forced to be at school. Could you write me some cute headcanons? I don't care what they're about.

((girl… you can have as many headcanons as you desire. now let me introduce you to alabama native!peter simmonds and new yorker!jason mcconnell 🙌🏼))

• peter actually enjoys college football and is most likely an alabama fan

• his family lives in a small but very rich town where there’s nothing but big, fancy homes, each sitting on 50+ acres of land

• you wanna talk about living in bumfuck eqypt? come to alabama, where it takes you 30 minutes to get to the nearest gas station and another 20 on top of that to get to walmart

• he has a horse named hamlet :) hamlet tries to bite jason the first time they meet (he’s a jealous horse)

• peter says “y'all” and “bless your/his/her/their heart(s)” all the fucking time and everyone thinks it’s a compliment at first, but jason knows the truth

• matt thinks peter’s accent sounds funny when they’re like 11 or 12 and he makes fun of him for it, but peter just claps back and asks him why his hairline is already receding

• THE PASSIVE AGGRESSIVENESS AND PETTINESS OF THIS ALABAMA GAY BOY IS INCOMPARABLE

• jason is just… so enamored with this little southern firecracker and can’t get enough of him

• all of peter’s old friends from back home know about him being gay and beg him to bring jason to alabama so they can finally meet him and threaten jason’s life if he hurts their best friend
- “did they threaten you in any way, honey?”
- *laughs nervously* “nope! they were nice!”

• peter drives a truck (cue jason drooling everywhere) and definitely has some mean ass road rage because everyone drives like they’re in the fucking fast and the furious down here, especially on backroads

• driving down backroads and there’s so. much. green. and so. many. ANIMALS. especially cows. jason’s in heaven.

• going to bonfires with peter’s childhood friends
- jason just thought he could handle his alcohol
- he is a lightweight compared to these people
- peter tried to warn him…

• jason swears he’s dying of a heatstroke every second he’s outside
- “sweetheart, it’s only 85°”
- “HOW ARE YOU NOT DEAD YET?!”

• getting caught up on all the small town gossip because honey, there is A LOT of gossip
- jason can’t keep up with aunt betty sue’s ex-husband’s affair with his brother’s wife

• peter defies the stereotype of southerners speaking slow and low and jason didn’t think he could talk any faster. boy howdy, was he proven wrong.

• THICKENED ACCENT WHEN PETER IS HOME (cue more drooling jason because that accent does some things to his soul)

going to the lake or the river for the day
- peter driving a boat (jason: 🤤)
- peter skiing and wakeboarding

• local diners with the best food jason has ever tasted
- “why am i just now eating cornbread?! this shit’s amazing!”

• fourth of july date 😍

• going on horseback riding trails once jason finally gets the hang of sitting on the saddle without falling off

• STARGAZING IN A FIELD

• dealing with that one homophobic kid that peter hated growing up

• jason beating that guy’s ass for being a dick to peter at a party (ง •̀_•́)ง

• sneaking into bars to go listen to bands

• peter singing at a bar one night like he used to do every summer

• HOME COOKED FOOD

• going to atlanta baseball games together

going down to gulf shores together to peter’s family’s beach house

• no cell service = high strung jason

• outside concerts galore

• these two idiots actually getting to love each other and not be harshly judged like people assume (because, contrary to popular belief, southerners are not as publicly nasty about homophobia as people believe)

• peter: “we need to have sex in the truck bed”
- “why?”
- “because… aesthetic, baby”
- turns out it’s kind of uncomfortable but they laugh about it

• peter is damn good at cooking (obvs) and jason finally gets to see peter really cook with an unlimited amount of food unlike back at school

• peter teaching jason how to cook 😌 it turns out to be a disaster, but at least he tried


((ok…. now let’s talk about new yorker!jason for a minute…))

• hockey fanatic and more than likely a rangers fan

• probs a new york mets fan when it comes to baseball

• prefers walking everywhere because the subway and taxis are gross af

• most likely lives in a nice loft in tribeca or somewhere of that nature

• he takes peter to his first broadway show, a baseball game, AND a hockey game when he comes to visit during spring break

• shopping spree in soho 😏 jason does not even give a shit about how much peter spends and just lets him loose in every store possible
- try to prove that he does this out of spite against his parents by maxing out all of their credit cards

• “so living here is why you walk so fast… WILL YOU SLOW DOWN?!”

• peter will never be satisfied with domino’s pizza ever again

• jason is a walking encyclopedia of new york city

• peter really really REALLY likes jason’s yankee accent when he sees him in his element 😛

• jason likes being super high up on skyscrapers and it scares the ever living shit out of peter

• so. many. PEOPLE. what the FUCK.

• peter freaking the fuck out at seeing every single one of his favorite celebrities just… walking by him…. jason is used to it at this point.

• JASON SCORES SEATS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK PER HIS MOTHER AND PETER IS DEAD TO THE WORLD
- “that’s it. i’m never going back to alabama.”

• peter is not used to all of the sirens, car horns, and yelling people when he sleeps, but jason is knocked the fuck out and sleeping like a baby

• jason always gives money to street performers when he can because he’s a nice person and peter is all 😍 because of it

• jason makes fun of peter for hating the cold
- “peter, it’s only 40° out”
- “IT’S DAMN NEAR FREEZING YOU ASSHAT STOP LAUGHING AT ME”

((this post could go on forever, but here’s some of he best ones 😌 hope you have a better day, my dear! 💕))

I just think it’s beautiful that not even a University in the deep South wanted Richard Spencer to speak on their campus and he literally had to whine about it to a federal judge until he got his way. Auburn has sent out like 50 emails today alone that pretty much just say ‘Richard Spencer is trash and we don’t associate him with our school’s values.’

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I am who am i?  I am Olivia-  a Palestinian in choir robes

a pal NOT a terrorist in sheep’s clothes.

 a secret muslim- they say- born and raised  in  the heart of dixie- Alabama- my home sweet home.  

My father is Palestinian.  My mother is European- mostly Irish-  and part Native American (Cherokee from Northern Alabama)

Growing up, I was not allowed to know my Arab family at all.  My white family are strict evangelical Christians who wouldn’t allow an Arab to marry into the family.  I was raised by my grandmother who is so blinded by her religion- and love for Israel-  she would not even acknowledge I was half Palestinian.  I am now 31 years old, and they still ask me to refer to myself as Jordanian.  

At age 25 I met my father, and have since been welcomed into the family.   My Arab family was driven from their land in Palestine, and took on Jordanian citizenship.  My uncles remind me to never forget that I am Palestinain first and foremost-  and to fight for freedom for Palestine.  We will only die if we forget to remember.   Now, I am a proud and open Palestinian/American- living far away from Alabama and fighting the good fight for my people.   Free Gaza!!!     

until then I was a conflicted being with an ever-changing sense of self

The other day, I called my grandmother in Alabama.  A routine chat.  But for some reason I had to say something. All of the sudden, I just started saying things like….

“dont you find it ironic that I, a Palestinian, grew up in Alabama and raised as a evangelical christian Zionist?" 

She reminded me of the story of Job, from the Bible- and ended with a reminder that God will curse those who curse the Jews: and the “Philistines” will be destroyed first.  

a philistine?????   not me!!!!!  

I am a Palestinian American 

neither  a muslim or christian 

a smiling soldier with 

a sword of olive branches. 

and proud.