middle of anywhere

for the record: i wrote 10k of indepth introspective character analysis turned personal projection fanfiction about francis from malcolm in the middle, never posted it anywhere, then changed all the names and submitted it for an lgbt essay scholarship as a dissertation on internalized homophobia’s psychological impact into adulthood and won $1000 so. first of all, follow your dreams, second of all, francis from malcolm in the middle is fucking gay

Places where reality is a bit altered:

• any target
• churches in texas
• abandoned 7/11’s
• your bedroom at 5 am
• hospitals at midnight
• warehouses that smell like dust
• lighthouses with lights that don’t work anymore
• empty parking lots
• ponds and lakes in suburban neighborhoods
• rooftops in the early morning
• inside a dark cabinet

• playgrounds at night
• rest stops on highways
• deep in the mountains

• early in the morning wherever it’s just snowed
• trails by the highway just out of earshot of traffic
• schools during breaks
• those little beaches right next to ferry docks
• bowling alleys

• unfamiliar McDonalds’s on long road trips
• your friends living room once everybody but you is asleep
• laundromats at midnight

• galeries in art museums that are empty except for you
• the lighting section of home depot
• stairwells
• hospital waiting rooms
• airports from midnight to 7am
• bathrooms in small concert venues

• cemeteries
• abandoned penitentiaries
• hilltops at night in full moonlight
• most of Japan
• empty barns
• marshes
• really anywhere quiet at midnight, the air vibrates
• old stones and henge
• the ocean when it’s still quiet with fog over it
• train tracks that go through the middle of the woods
• bridges
• ancient places
• stands of old growth forest
• the Eastern Sierras/high desert

• rabbit paths off hiking tails
• trails between the main ski hills
• winter twilight
• back allies between houses
• logging roads
• dirt roads on fall evenings with leaves falling off the trees
• libraries before closing
• anyplace where it’s snowing before sunrise
• the woods during a rainstorm

• roads covered with snow with trees on the sideways while snowflakes are falling out of the sky
• train stations after 10 PM
• outside, right before a massive storm
• the woods just after twilight
• the beach in winter
• the bottom of swimming pools
• empty beaches when its snowing

• back part of a library
• late night empty streets
• highways late at night
• windy roads
• windy roads at night when you can only see the immediate road
• abandoned parking lots (office buildings, homes)
• anywhere immediately after a really bad fight
• little towns late at night when no ones awake and the only lights on are the street posts

• empty buses before sunrise/after sunset
• being the only one outside in the early morning when its almost dark and you feel alone on earth
• mountains with a big forest close to it
• being alone in a spot in ikea
• the lakeside anytime between 2 and 6 am
• firework shows when you’re sitting on the grass
• staring up at very tall buildings
• the tram at a big airport
• abandoned house by a lake

• being the only one downstairs on christmas  
• stepping outside in the early morning when it has just snowed
• when its dark and you see snowflakes falling down in the light of a lamppost on the lonely road
• that one clear spot in the forest with trees surrounding it
• a parked car in a snow/thunderstorm
• corn fields with the wind blowing over them
• malls when they’re about to close for the night
• woods at twilight/dawn
• being on a train after midnight
• theme parks at night

• winding back roads with rolling fog
• seeing “open” signs when its really foggy and cloudy
• being in a train that was crowded when you got in and now its quiet, looking at the seats knowing that there were people sitting there moments ago and now they’re gone
• hiking trails that have nobody on them
• being alone in an elevator for a few minutes
• looking down at the forest when you’re standing somewhere high and seeing the top of the trees with fog lingering over them
• the ferry about to take off in the middle of the night
• tree houses
• empty seats on the late night train
• 4-6 am on a winter morning

• the clouds/damp coming out of your mouth when its really cold in the morning
• stepping out on an unfamiliar metro/train stop
• greenhouses that have been left to grow alone
• cemeteries in the middle of fields
• biking/walking on the main road when its dark without cars
• swamps with fog
• hotel corridors in the middle of the night
• anywhere where you can hear a train whistle in the distance but you can’t see it or know just how far away it is
• foggy mornings in a meadow
• that flickering streetlight
• working offices at midnight

• abandoned amusement parks
• mirrors in an airplane bathroom
• being alone in a church
• empty hotel lobbies
• hearing trains off in the distance especially at night
• snow falling down in general
• being in a place thats supposed to have a lot of people but it doesn’t
• long, dark hallways
• the middle of a park when its snowing
• playgrounds at night
• work/school when you’re snowed in
• caves
• a field of power lines
• being in a forest where there are train tracks not knowing if the train may even ever approach
• bonfires

• being in a different room than everyone else at a party
• the woods on a night with a full moon
• empty stables
• empty metro stations that are usually crowded
• gas stations on long mountain roads
• the old part of a city when you’re the only one in the street
• stadiums when a game or concert is over
• entering a building with a really high ceiling
• moonlight, anywhere

• empty tennis or baseball courts with limited lightning
• times when you are transitioning from one phase to another
• lodges in the snow
• frozen water in the winter
• a little lake in the middle of the forest
• campus during summer
• family gatherings
• construction site after works have gone home
• leaving a tent at midnight
• lonely swings
• overgrown fields
• from twilight to dusk
• farmland thats covered in the morning fog
• suburban neighborhoods filled with tension and wind before a large summer thunderstorm
• being at an abandoned place knowing that years ago at that exact same moment there were people
• the feeling of being chased by someone/something
• knowing you’re not alone in a certain place like a forest

this feeling is scary as FUCK it dawns upon you that something is so quiet or abandoned or empty and vacant that its like the universe forgot to make something happen in the one spotlike you found a glitch in real life like everything seems fake and unreal and real and not fake all at one and youre so confused

Hakuouki.. I guess in somewhat Disneyish style? This was fun experiment.


Happy National Book Lovers Day, feat. my cyberpunk collection & second bookshelf



[’What if’ is] all we’ve been playing at. What if Ryo gets the Blink Drive? What if he fixes it? What if he uses it in ways we don’t agree with? 

Have I Told You?

So I finally cracked and did some writing for Spider-man. Namely a Peter Parker and reader imagine. I didn’t like the idea of plugging in a bunch of [Y/N] everywhere, so I kept it very open.

Be aware that this a bit on the mature side. It’s also very angsty, with some good fluff intermixed throughout. It jumps back and forth in time to tell a story. Peter is in his early twenties here.

Based off of Tom Holland’s Spider-man, because obviously he’s the best.

Triggers to be aware of: Mentions of possible rape and death. Angst. Very brief mentions of nudity.

Summary: You’d silently crushed on Peter all throughout your childhood, and even into adulthood, paying attention to him from afar but never having the courage to do anything about it. Until your job allows the avenue to connect with Peter, which turns into a full blown friendship. One evening something happens, you are attacked by a group of thugs, Spider-man comes to the rescue in the nick of time. You come to Spider-man’s rescue in the nick of time.

This beast is 4,493 words.

Originally posted by sddonald22

The rain was coming down in torrents. The stench of garbage, sweat and blood hit your nostrils as everything dampened. Saltiness met your lips as you tasted the tears and blood from the gash above your brow they had left you with. Your breath was coming too fast; ragged, stuttering, and wheezy; the burning smell of gunpowder finally matching your inhale. Your chest ached. Your head was pounding in time with your racing heart.

You were cold.

Surely he was dead.

The sound of the gun should’ve been loud enough to wake anyone. In fact, you could hear people calling out from their windows; a shadow looked down from the fire escape above; sound making its way to your ears, but your brain wasn’t ready, wasn’t able to process it with the sight of the bodies in front of you. The broken figure in blue and red, his brown locks peeking out from the places his mask had split open. His skin was alarmingly pale, shocking against the colors of the suit. You had never seen him this still.

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Really Piper? You had to do this now??

You probably gave the guy nightmares.

Great job.

This and That, Here and There

**Now we’d like to introduce, a nursery rhyme not Mother Goose**

Thranduil: I had a pleasant day.

Legolas: What did you do?

Thranduil: Oh, this and that, here and there.

Legolas: You did this and that here and there?

Thranduil: Yes, Legolas…

I did this and that here and there. I can do this and that here and there all the time anywhere. 

I can do it from my throne, I can do it because I’m grown. 

I like to do this and that here and there and if you don’t like it, I don’t care.

Legolas: Did you do it with a mouse on a chair?

Thranduil: No, Legolas…

I did not do this and that here and there with a mouse on a chair. 

I did not do this and that here and there with a mouse on a chair but, I could do this and that here and there with whom I want to anywhere.

Legolas: Did you do it on a train?

Thranduil: Legolas…

I did not do it on a train and I will smack you if you ask again. Any questions?

anonymous asked:

RFA reaction to Mc who sleep walks and disappears in the middle of the night and then found some place strange?? :'D

Sure! I hope you don’t mind that I added Saeran to this, I had an idea and had to write it. Some of these got long oopsies o.o. Hope this is to your liking anon! Let me know if you want anything changed, I’ll gladly change it!

-mod Sarin


  • He woke up to noises in the hallway
  • When he realized you weren’t in bed next to him, he just assumed you got up to use the bathroom and closed his eyes again
  • Until he heard the washer go on
  • Mc what the hell are you doing its 2am
  • He got up to investigate and found you in the laundry room, throwing random articles of clothing in the washer
  • “Mc? Why are you doing the laundry at 2am?”
  • No response
  • “Mc?” nothing
  • Ah she’s sleepwalking that’s ador-wait no that’s my lolol underwear mc no!
  • Is at your side and slipping the underwear from your hands in a heartbeat, in the process waking you
  • Lets just say he locked the door when you slept together from then on lol


  • He gets up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom
  • Kinda just stumbling through the dark apartment, not turning lights on he didn’t wana wake you
  • Turns the light on, shuts the door, and gets ready to go when he hears a little noise from the bathtub
  • Whatthefuck jumin did you leave a cat in here i stg
  • Slowly peeks around the curtain and almost screeches
  • There you are, sprawled out on your back in a painful looking position, lips parted slightly and small snores escaping
  • How did he not notice your foot dangling out from underneath the curtain???
  • He manages to lift you out of the bathtub without waking you and carries you back to your bed
  • Goes back to the bathroom and uses it checks the shower and goes back to bed, holding you in a vise grip so you can’t escape
  • Asks you why tf you were in the bathtub, and makes sure it never happens again (bathroom is locked from then on at night lolol)


  • You fell asleep at her place after a girls night
  • So she covered you up with a spare blanket and stuck a pillow under your head before heading off to bed herself so sweet mama baehee
  • She woke up a few hours later, in need of a glass of water
  • She did not expect you to be sitting at the table, slicing an apple by the faint light from above the sink
  • “Mc? Are you hungry? It’s, uh, 3am but I can make you something if you need.”
  • “I’m good,” you responded, then started muttering gibberish before setting the knife down and stumbling out of the room
  • “Mc? You didn’t touch your apple!” no response. When she checks, you are fast asleep on the couch again. Weird
  • She just puts the poorly sliced apple in the fridge wrapped in a baggie, gets her water, and goes to sleep
  • In the morning she questions you about it, and freaks out when you have no memory of doing that
  • “Shoot, I must have been sleepwalking again! I thought I was done with that! I’m sorry Jaehee!”
  • “No, mc don’t apologize! I’m glad you told me, and I’m glad you didn’t get hurt last night.”
  • From then on, when you spend the night, she checks up on you during the night to make sure you are still in the same spot sleeping


  • He woke up in the middle of the night
  • It wasn’t anywhere near dawn. Why was he awake? And where were you?
  • He got up in search of you, panic starting to fill him as he doesn’t find you right away.
  • He’s about to call security when he hears the soft trill of your voice and follows it to see you facing the large glass windows, cradling something in your arms and humming softly
  • It took him a second to realize you were humming to Elizabeth, who was cradled in your arms like a baby and purring loudly
  • He wanted to take a picture of this precious moment, but didn’t not like he could get a clear one anyways. Instead he walked up to you and took Elizabeth from your arms, circling his arms around you instead
  • “Hm? Jumin? What are you doing? Why are we out here?”
  • “I’m hugging my dear wife. You were just too adorable cradling Elizabeth the 3rd and humming to her, I was starting to feel a bit jealous.”
  • This took you off guard. “What did you just say?”
  • Uh oh did I do something wrong
  • Jumin quickly lets you go, gripping your shoulders lightly. “You were standing, right here, facing the windows and rocking Elizabeth while humming to her. You don’t remember?
  • He’s scared when you shake your head no
  • He has his phone out, ready to call the doctor when you place a hand over his
  • “Jumin! I think I was sleepwalking! That doesn’t need a doctor!” oh
  • Hugs you tight to him, hes so relieved
  • Takes you back to bed and holds you tight as you go back to sleep, thankful you are okay


  • He was working when he decided he wanted to check in on you
  • Nearly dies when he sees you in the kitchen on the CCTV, in the dark, with sunglasses on, bouncing in place and smearing peanut butter on the jelly lid
  • Is she sleepwalking????
  • He decides he can take a break to go out and record you check on you
  • Has his camera on his phone out, and sneaks into the kitchen to not get caught
  • Records as you put jelly on the peanut butter lid and squish the two lids btogether, preparing to take a bite while still bouncing
  • Better step in there seven
  • He stops recording and goes over, gently taking the ‘sandwich’ from your hands and shaking you slightly. “I don’t think you’d want to eat that, mc.”
  • You slowly come to and yelp. “Its so dark! Am I blind?”
  • He chortles and takes off the sunglasses
  • “Oh man, was I sleepwalking?” mhmmm
  • “Yep~! And I have video of it! I think everyone would love to see this!”
  • “SEVEN!!!”


  • He goes into the kitchen and gets the ice cream out
  • He goes for a bowl, opening the cabinet-
  • Holyshitwhatthefuckwasthat
  • You fall out from the top shelf and right on top of him
  • “…I dont know why you were up there but you are in the way of the bowls” pushes you aside and reaches for a bowl
  • Thanks for caring saeran love you too

teneniel  asked:

What are the bald realities of traveling with the bros? Things like, who takes all the hot water? Who hogs the covers? Who spends the longest getting ready? Who has the worst gas? Who will take a piss literally anywhere? Who finishes everyone else's uneaten food? Who picks and flicks? Who do you NOT want to follow when they're done with the toilet? Who forgot to put in deodorant today? (I think about road trip realities too much)

Oh god, this is good.


- Noctis wins the award for longest to get ready, naturally. He tries to sleep in until the very last minute. Every. Single. Time.

- He’s tied with Gladio on who smells the worst. He’s not stuck at the Citadel where he’s gotta be cleaned and well-groomed and lookin’ like Picture Perfect Prince. He’s gonna get messy and he doesn’t care.

- Boy’s got no shame when they’re out in the middle of nowhere. Will piss anywhere. The other guys have walked past him without paying attention while he’s peeing enough times to realize that they should probably ask if they see Noct standing alone somewhere before they get any closer. It’s just awkward.

- Will sleep anywhere. Has fallen asleep leaning against a tree so many times that it’s now a rule among the other guys for one of them to nudge him if they see him starting to doze off. Naptime is for when they’re in the tent or in the Regalia. No exceptions.


- Hogs all of the covers. You’d think it’s Noct, but it’s Prompto. He wants to be in a blanket burrito and goddammit he will become that blanket burrito at all costs

- It’s kinda cute at first. He gets cold easily. Doesn’t mean the others aren’t annoyed when he not so sneakily yanks a blanket from one of them in the middle of the night.

- Tied with Ignis for getting up earliest. His reason is for taking pictures while Iggy’s is cooking.

- “Are you gonna eat that? …You sure you’re gonna eat that?”



- He’s a soldier – this comes with the territory. If he’s outside with nobody but a couple of other guys around, he doesn’t give a shit.

- …Don’t go to the bathroom after him. Just don’t. Especially after he’s eaten really spicy Cup Noodles. Your nose and stomach will thank you for it.

- “Look if you’re not going to finish that just let Prompto and I split it”


- Contrasting Gladio, he smells –too much- like cologne. When they’re out, they don’t get a lot of time to bathe, so Iggy just cakes the cologne on. It’s not pleasant, even if the scents in moderation are wonderful. Cologne’s supposed to attract people Specs, not chloroform them.

- Takes all the hot water. Hogs it. Prompto tries to get as much as Iggy does but he loses every single time.

- Will purposely try to dab some of his cologne on Gladio and Noctis while they’re sleeping so they smell at least a little bit tolerable. They get pissed when they find out what Iggy has been trying to do.

- Tries to organize everything while they’re packing up to leave a campsite and takes FOREVER. Tied with Noct for taking the longest amount of time to get ready to go.

Johnny Cade head cannons

-He will literally cuddle anybody and anything
-possibly even a tree
-Cuddles with Dallas sometimes but no one ever finds out
-Will literally cuddle pony in the middle of anything and anywhere
-He once fell asleep on the couch next to Darry and he was leaning on him
-Darry was just like ‘K’ and went back to reading his paper happily
-even though he can’t make them all the time, he loved to make Smores
-He is literally a animal whisperer, any animal he meets ends up loving you and its adorable
-his favorite movie is probably George of the jungle or some shit
-loves Apple juice
-He knows a lot about constellations and often times can point them out
-knows a lot about the phases of the moon
-this boy could become the world’s best astronomer easily I swear
-He has a secret hope that he could get a job and afford to rent himself a house when he turns 18
-has a really bad case of Social anxiety
-has a weird fasinaction with dinosaur history
-Has a fear of needles and getting shots (same Johnny, same)
-this boy loves to tickle people SO FUCKING MUCH

Romantic head cannons:
-Hand holding
-Arm linking
-Small cheek kisses
- If you guys are asleep, you guys never stop cuddling, and if one of you do happen to roll away, someone wakes up and cuddles you again
-if you come to the lot in the night to get him, he will just yank you down on him and point to the constellations.
-soooooo many compliments
-wrestling wars
-Johnny is always gentle but ends up pinning you
-when you hold hands, he will rub your hand with his thumb
-one time he came over at night and he didn’t know you were changing and walked In
-“Johnny I’m dressed, you can look now.”
-“Yo-you really are beautiful all the way through”
-now it’s your turn to blush
-it’s adorable and you pretend not to notice
-You calling him 'Cinnonam bun’
-He loves it
-late night make out sessions
-lots of picnic, movie and park dates
-Just to see you smile or giggle, he will kiss your chin and cheeks over and over

Sit Down and Listen Up, Because We’re Going to Learn How Hippocrates and Galen Affected Medieval Medicine

Firstly, we need to outline what Hippocrates and Galen actually did. Neither lived in the medieval times, but what they discovered/taught carried on until then.


  • Lived from 460 B.C. to 370 B.C.
  • Created the Hippocratic Oath; these made doctors vow to work for the people, not for money or other personal reasons, which was important because it made people trust doctors.
  • Wrote and collected the Hippocratic books; a collection of books that were the first to have a set list of what to do to treat patients; doctors used them for centuries.
  • Invented the four humours; you might’ve heard of the terms “sanguine”, “phlegmatic”, “melancholic”, and “choleric” used in the context of personality tests, but what you might not know is that these are based on Hippocrates’ idea of the four humours — blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile. The theory was that an imbalance of these as the cause of all disease; for example, too much of the blood humour caused heart disease so they would use leeches to drain your blood, too much of the phlegm humour caused flu, meaning that they would restrict all fluids that you drank (we now know that this is A BAD IDEA), too much of the black bile humour caused stomach ulcers, so laxatives were the solution, and too much of the yellow bile humour caused jaundice, so the cure was obviously something like ipecac to make you throw up.
  • Created the observational method; this was when doctors were encouraged to first observe the patient and try to figure out what’s wrong before treating them. This sounds rather intuitive but was new at the time.
  • Told doctors to look for natural treatments rather than praying to the Gods for help.


  • Lived from 129 A.D. to 216 A.D.
  • Performed a dissection on a live pig.
  • Proved that the brain, not the heart, was at the centre of the nervous system by cutting up the nerves of a pig.

Note how Galen never did a dissection on a human being. Dissections of humans weren’t actually allowed until well into The Renaissance except for educational purposes, and even then the case often was one person doing the dissection while a team of students looked on, never engaging in the dissection themselves. In British medicine during the medieval times, the Church was very strict in keeping corpses to their graves, not dissection tables, which heavily influenced the development of medicine at the time.

Galen’s work was still important, even if his major downfall was not dissecting a human, as he still made important discoveries, like the one mentioned about the brain being the centre of the nervous system. Without Galen’s initial interest in dissection, revolutionaries such as the likes of John Hunter, who helped to improve our understanding of human teeth, gunshot wounds, and child development, or William Harvey, who was the first to work out how the circulatory system works through his fascination with human anatomy, especially the heart, which he used pumped blood around the “wrong way” to discover valves.

Hippocrates’ observational method is still used today, and the Hippocratic books (as I said earlier) were used for hundreds of years. Otherwise, his four humours are pretty much only used when learning about historical medicine and for those personality tests that I was talking about (which are completely fake but are fun to do).

Now for how they affected medieval medicine; to be honest, they pretty much were medieval medicine. The Church banned any dissections that weren’t approved by them, and at the standards that I mentioned, meaning that medicine didn’t really progress at all until The Renaissance when they started to allow it (even the Pope went to go and see a live one in 1537). Medicine at the time was so abysmal that “barber surgeons” — untrained barbers that were basically only allowed to do surgeries with the reasoning, “Hey, they already know how to use a pair of scissors!” — actually existed. Roger Bacon (a 13th-century priest) tried to suggest that doctors should go and carry out their own research instead of piggy-backing off of Hippocrates and Galen, and HE WAS SENT TO JAIL FOR HERESY. It was absolute madness.

And what’s even worse is that during the medieval times, some medical advancement was being made, just not in Britain. In the Middle East, Ibn Sina (also called Avicenna) wrote Canon of Medicine, which listed the medical properties of 760 different drugs and Ibn Al Haytham discovered how eyes and lenses work, leading to the invention of the camera much later. Their communication was MUCH better as well, with The House of Wisdom, a massive library and study centre for scholars, being set up by Caliph al-Mamun in his father’s library. The reason why these FREAKING AMAZING DISCOVERIES didn’t make it to Britain was that the Catholic Church rejected all ideas that weren’t Christian, so any ideas originating from Islam and The Middle East weren’t allowed anywhere near the island.

So, in conclusion, Hippocrates and Galen affected medieval medicine by pretty much being medieval medicine, even though it was well after their times. Medieval medicine was so outdated that we’re lucky that The Renaissance was such a time of innovation, or we’d be nowhere near the levels of technological advancement that we’re at now.


Now the Shadow grew ever greater, and the hearts of Elrond and Mithrandir darkened. Therefore on a time Mithrandir at great peril went again to Dol Guldur and the pits of the Sorcerer, and he discovered the truth of his fears, and escaped. And returning to Elrond he said:
“True, alas, is our guess. This is not one of the Úlairi, as many have long supposed. It is Sauron himself who has taken shape again and now grows apace; and he is gathering again all the Rings to his hand; and he seeks ever for news of the One, and of the Heirs of Isildur, if they live still on earth.”
And Elrond answered: “In the hour that Isildur took the Ring and would not surrender it, this doom was wrought, that Sauron should return.”
“Yet the One was lost,” said Mithrandir, “and while it still lies hid, we can master the Enemy, if we gather our strength and tarry not too long.”
Then the White Council was summoned; and Mithrandir urged them to swift deeds, but Curunír spoke against him, and counselled them to wait yet and to watch.
“For I believe not,” said he, “that the One will ever be found again in Middle-earth. Into Anduin it fell, and long ago, I deem, it was rolled to the Sea. There it shall lie until the end, when all this world is broken and the deeps are removed.”
Therefore naught was done at that time, though Elrond’s heart misgave him, and he said to Mithrandir:
“Nonetheless I forbode that the One will yet be found, and then war will arise again, and in that war this Age will be ended. Indeed in a second darkness it will end, unless some strange chance deliver us that my eyes cannot see.”
Many are the strange chances of the world, said Mithrandir, and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.

- The Silmarillion, ‘Of the Rings of Power and The Third Age’