summary : Reggie and his goons all gang up on you, taking you sketchbook and make fun of you but Jughead steps in to stop them.
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You always tried to live your life one day at a time, and making as little noise as possibly. You weren’t one to be in the lime light and having any attention on yourself was very stressful. You mother always said you were too backwards for your own good. You would only laugh and sneak off to your room where you’d spend the next few hours drawing or whatever art medium you were messing with that day.
Okay. I need to just take a moment to explain an insanely massive part of why I love Oswald Cobblepot so god damn much and why this little bird is so incredibly important to me.
I feel like it’s something a lot of people who don’t live with chronic illness, invisible illness, chronic pain or any sort of disability tend to overlook or don’t understand why it’s such a huge thing to people like me.
This little shit went from being a regularly functioning person, able to get out of bed in the morning without a second thought, to not being able to take a step without being in impossible to ignore pain. Looking at him, when he’s not walking obviously, he looks perfectly normal and able-bodied. And as someone who lives with more than one invisible illness and chronic pain, all with later in life onset, who went from normally functioning to barely able even lie down without pain at 21 (6 years ago), it makes me feel better every time this little bird climbs his way to the top.
Oswald gets shit done. Never once has he been shown being held back by his chronic pain. Sure, he’s not the healthiest example of what I should strive for, but god damn it, seeing Oswald fight for his spot at the top in Gotham reminds me that on any given particularly bad pain day, I can get myself up and out of bed. If he can become the King of Gotham, I can take the dogs for an extra five minutes on their walk, go get done the errands I’ve been putting off during a particularly bad flare up, or to go out one night with friends and stop isolating myself at home because I don’t have the spoons to leave the house.
I also want to say that it actually made me cry to hear that Robin Lord Taylor puts something in his shoe to remind himself that Oswald is in pain with every step he takes. As someone who has gotten so used to being in pain literally every second of my life that I don’t genuinely don’t remember what it’s like to not be in pain or have to take a boatload of medications just to get out of bed in the morning, it means so much that there is a genuine effort to understand what it’s like living this way. It might not seem like a big deal, but it matters to me so much.
So I don’t care if it seems ridiculous, but this particular portrayal of Oswald means the fucking world to me. If Ozzie can go from Fish’s umbrella boy to the King of Gotham, I can handle just getting up and out of bed.
Capricorns are very ambitious people, they always have something they are pursuing and they want their lives to be fulfilled and important. Capricorns are extremely patient and will wait a long time for something they want, when the opportunity arises, they will plan their steps carefully to others, they might appear hesitant but this is not true, they know that there is only one chance to succeed and they are filing together their information to take the proper steps to accomplish their goal with flying colors, not just second rate.
Capricorns have a very active mind and strong powers of concentration. Capricorns like being in control of their surroundings and everyone in their life. Capricorns are very cautious but this only to survey the situation before leaping in, they will never make a hasty jump in. They accept change but introduce it slowly so they can get used to it and incorporate it into their life.
Capricorns tend to see life in black or white, definitive’s only. There are no grey areas for these are areas that are not understood and this makes Capricorn feel uncomfortable. They tend to be in control in a romantic relationship that way they are never vulnerable to another person.
I’m so proud of him. I’m so, so proud. Over the years, we all know he’s gotten so much flack over his voice. Having people cut him down, erode his confidence, tell him he needs to change. On a normal day, I’d be worrying about that when he stepped on a stage by himself the first time. For the first time on a live broadcast even! Not because I don’t think he can stand on his own (I absolutely do) but because I know he’s had so many people implying he’s less, trying to break his faith in himself.
But he’s so strong. He’s such a strong person. He stepped up in one of the worst times of his life, under a weight I can’t even understand. When anyone would be struggling with the added flood of grief and sorrow and pure emotion… and that’s when he gave his first solo performance. And it was an amazing job, it was his voice so clear and strong. He believed in it and trusted it and gave an incredible performance. Whatever people have tried to tear down, he’s built back up.
I will live with his belting out “The sun goes down and it comes back up, the world it turns, no matter what” ringing in my ears from now on. Louis not only faced every obstacle I would have guessed, he faced so much more than I had no idea he would need to… and he shined so bright. Sang so proudly. We’re all so proud, we know just how proud Jay would be.
The crippling feeling that happens when faced with a decision that could potentially ruin everything that you’ve worked hard to have right now is something that looms over you daily, but this is exactly the same reason that allows you to live life one step at a time without really having everything you need to know to keep moving forward. You know that life happens when life isn’t viewed as one big choice after another, life is lived simply by just doing things one step at a time and letting life flow on
i cannot walk
i refuse to take
even one more step
with the crushing weight
of past baggage
strapped to my back
Instead i choose
find each blessing
that’s buried inside
i will ponder
at the beauty found
in each and every
undeserving gift that i own
as i mindfully purge
the multitude stones
these tiny burdens
that serve simply
the spirit of truth
that not only exists
in this beautiful life
that is mine
And after the Infinity War, it was time. For years he had worked as a superhero in part of the group called the Avengers, which, after saving the world multiple times, had become a household name.
Adults and children alike were grateful to all he had done, but now it was time to step aside and live a life… with his girlfriend, of course.
You smiled, remembering the conversation with him about where you would live after he retired so he could spend more time with you.
“I just want it to be somewhere relaxing - away from the city and all the noise,” he told you, running a hand through your hair. It was rough from years of world as Captain America. You looked up at him, a smile on your face.
“I don’t know - an island? People live on islands,” you suggested. He tapped you on the nose with his finger and you giggled, causing his grin to grow even wider. He loved your laugh. “Or - somewhere in a forest, near the mountains. That would be heavenly.”
“The forest… like a cabin type place?” He asked, thinking to himself.
“Yeah, a log cabin - and we could get firewood and have a fireplace in the living room,” You imagined cuddling up with him on the couch in the winter, when it was snowing outside - but you would be safe and warm in your cabin. It sounded amazing.
“That’s a really good idea… let’s look into it a little more,” Steve kissed your hair before getting up and walking off somewhere, probably to think more about the idea. You gazed at him in adoration as he left the room.
God you loved him.
And you knew, due to multiple reminders from him throughout the day, that he loved you, too.
Now you were doing exactly what you had thought of all that time ago in the lounge area of the Avenger’s Tower. Cuddling on the couch with him running his hands through your hair, occasionally pecking you on the cheek. You were looking at the fireplace, the satisfying crackling sound filling the room.
Outside it was snowing hard, you and Steve would definitely need to go out when it was over and shovel a path to the shed that was stocked with firewood to get a fresh supply for inside the house. He smelled like cologne and pines… so good. You loved it, you loved everything about him.
You ran a hand through his newly-grown beard. It wasn’t that long, but you liked the length it was at. His eyes met yours, and they were sparkling. You saw love and peace… more than he had been able to feel out in the field.
He loved his fellow Avengers, but not in the same way as he loved you. And peace… well, it was hard to feel when you were constantly having to save the world from evil organizations and aliens. “I love you, (name),” he mumbled, his eyes never leaving yours.
“I love you too, Steve,” you answered, and he leaned down, pecking you on the lips, it became a little more wanting, and he picked you up, your legs wrapped around him. He gently put you against the wall, his strong arms keeping you held up.
And the rest, they say, was history.
You woke up naked, but covered in the white sheet. The other side of the bed was empty, signifying that Steve was already up and at it. You could hear the faint sound of a shovel outside and you sighed.
Of course he was doing it himself, the gent.
You got up and quickly got dressed in warm clothing before putting on a jacket, beanie, boots, and gloves. You came outside, grabbing your own shovel from next to the door, and joined Steve. “Good morning, sweetheart,” he said, his breath making white puffs in the air.
“Good morning, Steve. I told you to wait for me, I hate it when you do our shared chores on your own,” you rolled your eyes playfully at him, but he dropped his shovel, ran over, and picked you up, spinning you around before placing you down in front of him.
“Well, you were a little worn out from our session last night. Besides, I’m a super soldier, I can handle it.” He flashed you one of his signature smirks and you raised one eyebrow, although you knew a blush was taking over your face.
You hoped that you could blame it on the cold if he brought it up.
“Whatever, if you’re doing this, I’ll go inside and make breakfast and coffee,” he nodded, and you headed back inside the cabin.
He sat down and licked his lips at the feast spread out in front of him. “Dang. And this is why I love you so much,” he said, and you looked at him with a questioning glance. “Oh, and the fact that you’re beautiful and just all around the best girlfriend a guy could ask for.” He added quickly, and you nodded.
You had made yourselves waffles with syrup and butter with a side of scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit salad, and orange juice. “Ow!” Steve yelped all of the sudden, dropping his fork. “Oh, it’s just a splinter.”
“How’d you get it?” You asked, going to get the tweezers.
“I was breaking the firewood in half,” he admitted, looking a little flustered.
“Without me? You know I like watching you do that.” You teased, giggling and blushing. He made your heart melt with the briefest of glances.
You loved it.
You used the tweezers to pull out the splinter and then ran to the bathroom to get a Band-Aid. How appropriate, you thought, pulling out a Captain America Band-Aid. Steve let out a laugh as you placed it over the place the splinter had been. You then continued to eat your breakfast, smiling at each other the entire time.
I’m really into concept albums so the record I’m going to put out next year follows [the character of] Cry Baby and her story in the town that she lives in; it goes from the beginning of her time there to the end in order, from tracks 1 to 13. Cry Baby [the album] was inspired by her family life and the way she was feeling at home, in her environment, in her room. [This new album is] like Cry Baby stepping out of her house and entering this place that we’ve all been. Right now I have one more song to write, and a couple of bridges [to complete] — finishing touches and little details here and there.
Melanie Martinez on her next Album for Teen Vogue
i am so incredibly happy that this season ended like it did. i am so happy that they didn’t make even and isak the Biggest Love Story that ever was, because after all, they’re both still teenagers and chances are that they will break up somewhen in the future. but i’m happy that isak takes sonja’s advice and decides to just live in the now and take life one step at a time because honestly, thats the best thing to do. and it makes me happy.
I wish I could’ve lived my life without making any wrong turns. But that’s impossible. A path like that doesn’t exist. We fail. We trip. We get lost. We make mistakes. And little by little, one step at a time, we push forward. It’s all we can do. On our own two feet.
Mysterious elements in my films? I think people somehow got the idea that everything on screen should be immediately understandable. In my opinion events of our everyday lives are much more mysterious than those we can witness on screen. If we attempted to recall all events, step by step, that took place during just one day of our life and then showed them on screen, the result would be hundred times more mysterious than my film [Stalker]. Audiences got used to simplistic drama. Whenever a moment of realism appears on screen, a moment of truth, it is immediately followed by voices declaring it “confusing.” Many think of Stalker as a science fiction film. But this film is not based on fantasy, it is realism on film. Try to accept its content as a record of one day in lives of three people, try to see it on this level and you’ll find nothing complex, mysterious, or symbolic in it.
Fairytale AU: No happily ever after for…. Cinderella. When the glass slipper fit perfectly, the prince asked to marry Cinderella but before she set off to the palace with him, she wanted to have a little chat with her step mother and step sisters. Despite of the fact they mistreated her and made her life pretty miserable, she ended up forgiving them and invited one of them (her less cruel step sister) to join her and live in the palace too. However, as time as days went by the Prince realized Cinderella didn’t turn out to be that sweet girl he met at the ball because once Cinderella started living in the palace and started living a lifestyle she wasn’t used to, within time she began growing greedy and selfish. — and due to the following events Prince Charming decided to postponed the wedding until further notice with the excuse of wanting to get to know Cinderella better but instead he found comfort in Ella’s step-sister and later on began to have a relationship with her behind Ella’s back. And obviously it was just matter of time before the Prince realized he choose to marry the wrong sister and decided to stood up Ella at their wedding and run away with her step sister.
I know it been touch on before of a Birth, a Death and a Marriage all in one episode not sure if anyone else notice this but if you put all 6.08 storyline together all the women were at different stage of their lives:
Trixie- In a new relationship with Chris taking a big step forward meeting his daughter
Patsy- Relationship with Delia strong as ever dispute been separated for such a long time
Barbara- preparing to marry/ marrying the man she loves in Tom
Shelagh - pregnant and giving birth to her and Patrick 3rd child
Violet- Menopause starting (this was my lest favourite storyline yet was one that realised that all the storylines were linked)
Wilma- while she was young and her death was a tragic for her family