Playing Outside

Going outside to play is wonderful. You get some fresh air, some vitamin D, and a nice change of scenery from your home. Here’s a list of fun things to do outside for Littles and (if you have one) your caregivers.

- Go to a playground

- Jump in puddles after it rains

- Have a picnic with your stuffies or toys

- Go crawdad fishing

- Make snow angels

- If you live somewhere mountainy, go for a hike

- If not, take a walk around a lake or somewhere pretty

- Jump into piles of leaves

- Build a snow fort

- Go to an art walk

- Visit a farmers market

- Play hop scotch

- Build a snowman

- Dance in the rain

- Fly a kite

- Chalk

- Blow bubbles

I like to imagine that Faramir and Eowyn would often make a habit of watching the sunrise… Marital bliss and, y’know, happy to be alive.

Finished drawing of one of the sketches on this Farawyn sketch dump (warning: involves some nsfwish sketches)

things i know about the states
  • Alabama - racist and homophobic. i think u like statues cuz you’ve got a giant fucking one called vulcan thats like what? 100,000 pounds?? ??? wow. very extra. 
  • Alaska - i only know one person from alaska but they’re a trump supporter going to art school so i imagine they aren’t having a great time. also my parents ditched me in illinois for a week to go there on vacation. lots of bears.
  • Arizona - irrational hatred of mexicans in the southern part. my pe coach from elementary school who is now a convicted pedophile loved it there. very hot but not humid. cacti. you serve rattlesnake and rabbit sausage and i was forced to sit and watch as my brother ate it just to spite me. 
  • Arkansas - like alabama but a lil better. you’ve got the whole southern hospitality thing goin’ on. you made it illegal for a rivers water level to rise above a bridge. how are y’all gonna enforce that? tell nature to stop?
  • California - very liberal but the three people i know who live there are hella conservative. suffocate them. do it for me. also pretty chill people but don’t take criticism well. gay
  • Colorado - nice weather. outdoorsy people. wyomings less racist cousin. lots of critters. nice people but no chill about skiing or snowboarding.
  • Connecticut - people go through ur state to get to other states. everyone i know from connecticut is not there now. 
  • Delaware - people go to ur state to shop since y’all don’t have a sales tax. ur really fucking flat. ur gonna be one of the first to go with rising sea levels. also no national parks??? 
  • Florida - my uncle worked on airplanes in miami for 50 years and hated it. you fucked us all. the only person i know from florida doesn’t believe in evolution. racists up north, gays in the south. disney world
  • Georgia - coca cola and the walking dead. people only care about atlanta. art hoes chill in savannah. had first college for women. for some reason ur not allowed to live on a boat for more than 30 days in a year??? ? why
  • Hawaii - you get a lot of tourists and they’re usually inadvertently racist. v liberal. the Most liberal in the country. screw california. lots of culture. good food. 
  • Idaho - potatoes. a made up word. ppl thought it was indian but it wasn’t. its gibberish. nice. a metric fuckton of gem stones.
  • Illinois -north is liberal. south is, according to my mom who grew up there, ‘the armpit of the rest of the state.’ her town was small & when it tried to start a kkk they couldn’t because people recognized their shoes. my grandma is 45 minutes away from the nearest walmart. 
  • Indiana - home to mike pence. crazy corn people. my mom’s bff lives there and she’s crazy but super sweet. inidana means ‘indian land’ but that obvs didn’t work out. also there’s a law against fishing with dynamite and guns?? ? 
  • Iowa - actually make more corn than indiana but don’t tell them. also make a fuckton of alcohol. ur name is mostly vowels which is gr8. also first female lawyer. ppl are typically nice, but also might shoot u
  • Kansas - contains the geographic center of the US. first woman mayor. my dad ditched me in illinois to pick up an RV in kansas. passionate about trucks. 
  • Kentucky - don’t go if u have allergies. to anything. horses and racism. also fried chicken. u aren’t allowed to throw eggs at public speakers or you could go to jail. lots of weird space shit. u built a town in a meteor crater which is cool.
  • Louisiana - people only care about jazz and the new orleans. lots of drunk ass college kids. humid af. sorry u have to live with that. u follow napoleon law instead of english common law like literally every other state. less racist than others but still kinda racist. 
  • Maine - might as well be canada. lotsa lobsters and trees. not allowed to keep christmas decorations up after the 14 of january?? only one syllable. people are chill. my dads friends own some islands up there. like small islands. chunks of rock really. they aren’t rich but they are usually drunk. 
  • Maryland - obsessed with ur flag and crabs. old bay on everything not just crabs. chocolate, popcorn, regular corn, potatoes. u need help. identity issues. north or south? who knows? they dont. also jousting is the state sport?? and ur judges wear red robes? called ‘america in miniature’ ur the only state with an official exercise and its…walking jfc
  • Massachusetts - will tell everyone they are from mass. ur not allowed to be cold because they have been Colder. ur state is too hot 4 them. lots of smart colleges, lots of dumb people. good hospitals and healthcare. v progressive. probably learned too much about them in 8th grade us history. first to legalize gay marriage A+
  • Michigan - the people i know from Michigan are incredibly salty about flint and pretty artistic/creative. lots of lakes. giant fucking lakes. literally named for an indian word that means ‘giant fucking lakes’ ur the only place in the gotdamn world with a floating post office. makes sense cuz ur mostly fucking lake. 
  • Minnesota - no one really knows what u do. you’d be like the quiet emo kid that sits in the back of the class and says nothing. ur really cold. you’ve got a lot of malls. and a lot of fucking lakes. not big lakes but like 11,000 itsy bitsy lakes. u look like swiss cheese. 
  • Mississippi - racist but getting better…at least you were. ur mostly known for your river. people spell the name of ur state for fun. for some reason you have a cactus plantation???? the worlds only cactus plantation??? ?? why 
  • Missouri - misery Missouri. u really fucking love fountains? only rome has more fountains than kansas city, missouri like? wow. you also have the arch which is great but also a lot of murder. also, a lot of caves which is awesome
  • Montana - mountainy af. do you even have cities? v cold. holds record for coldest temp in US (-70F) and largest snowflake. wow. also illegal to pretend to abuse an animal in front of a minor. nice. first woman in congress. very pretty state but no one lives there. 
  • Nebraska - hell state. flat. its so flat. my family was driving through nebraska??? and like?? your houses are like three miles apart. at a minimum? we drove three hours out of the way to look at fossils. but there weren’t any? and we passed like 16 houses maybe?
  • Nevada - desert trash children. literally just does not rain. las vegas is okay. i went and a homeless dude was telling dirty jokes for money. lots of homeless people. highest suicide rating of any state. i shot a machine gun and strange man came up to me and told me i was a good shot?? 
  • New Hampshire - republican cousin of vermont. lots of nature, which is ironic. very outdoorsy. entire state smells like pine trees. u only have 13 miles of ocean coastline which is v sad. sorry. also not legally required to wear a seat belt??? ur state motto is weirdly intense ‘live free or die’ yikes
  • New Jersey - interesting accent. hair gel up the wazoo on the men. lots of fucking diners. also the worlds biggest statue of a tooth??? ? why?  i know one boy from new jersey who came to college with only five white-wife beaters and two gym shorts. his name was Tony. 
  • New Mexico - arizonas nicer cousin. Not As Hot as you would expect. lots of cacti. super pretty architecture. desert aesthetic and aliens. ur lawmakers don’t get paid?? also ur capital is super cool and v old.
  • New York - ur all assholes but its okay because u have to deal with tourists. liberal and educated but not v nice. superiority complex sometimes. nyc has more people than 39 of the 50 us states. y’all are packed like rats. also lots of celebrities 
  • North Carolina - transphobic af. also u have a lot of sweet potatoes?? ur beaches are generally pretty crowded but can be nice. I have a friend that lives there now; she says the weather is v nice. v good at basketball. 
  • North Dakota - boring. for some reason its still legal to shoot an indian if they’re on horseback and ur in a covered wagon??? obsessed with buffalo. also very cold
  • Ohio - people only care about you around election time. ur flag isn’t a rectangle?? hipster trash. also its illegal to get a fish drunk?? ????? do people even fish in ohio? what is this
  • Oklahoma - u get a lot of tornadoes and most people don’t even care because you kind of suck. ironically u were the last state to declare xmas a legal holiday tho but i guess being first to go for lethal injection makes up for it. not even carrie underwood can save this state. 
  • Oregon - v liberal but to the point of being pretentious. great weather. the people are generally nice but also v weird?? I went and a guy was unironically riding down the street on a penny farthing? p sure everyone is high. also drivers have to yield to pedestrians….who are on the sidewalk??? 
  • Pennsylvania - ur a wannabe confederate state like?? get over it ur in the north pal. also u have the oldest continuously operating book shop in the US and maybe the world. u could have saved us but you didn’t. your weather is v inconsistent. not uncommon to see amish people on the side of a high way in their buggies. your sports fans are kinda scary
  • Rhode Island - smol. first state to stick it to britain. u really like tennis which is weird because ur windy af. first state to abolish death penalty. ur state motto is just the word ‘hope’??? also ur flag looks like a fifth graders art project but its nice?
  • South Carolina - crocodiles and beaches. my cousin and i went down and she made me play pokémon go with her except we were barefoot and it led us right to an 8 foot crocodile. also we found pickled pig parts in a sketchy gas station in a jar. not for sale. just there. also the anti-choice gory fetus signs on the side of the road are classy. 
  • South Dakota - better than north dakota. very pretty. giant fucking fossil named sue. lots of fossils in general. you like big rocks with faces carved onto them. u didn’t stop with the presidents; now ur making one for crazy horse (and it looks better). 
  • Tennessee - ur state is most referenced in a crappy pick up line. you’re to blame for mountain dew. most people only think of graceland and elvis which is fine cuz thats all you care about too. my friend went there and asked for chicken at a fast food restaurant but they didn’t have any and her phone broke. 
  • Texas - not as racist as people think, but still pretty racist. austin is v liberal but thats about it. you keep trying to secede (again) and its as funny as it is pathetic. have a huge bat colony - largest in the world, but they’re mexican freetail bats so u probably want to get rid of them. unironically wear cowboy hats. 
  • Utah - mormons like literally there are so many mormons that its the least diverse state in terms of religion. very pretty tho. ur state motto is just the word ‘industy’ ??? ?? ???? also u really like skiing and snowboarding. 
  • Vermont - v liberal. pure. also should probably be canadian since u make a lot of syrup. also home to ben and jerrys. very green and lots of critters. very pretty mountains. the people are really chill and probably annoyed ppl confuse vermont with new hampshire.
  • Virginia - u can’t drive. ur really competitive with marylanders but its kind of onesided?? u also donated land to build DC. weirdly specific hunting laws? no animals can be hunted on sundays except raccoons which can be hunted until 2 am??? why do u hunt raccoons? very political. lots of history. everyone is named james.
  • Washington - seattle is the only thing people think of unless they’ve seen twilight in which case: forks. very green and grey color scheme. named after the primero prez. home to starbucks like literally there is one on every corner. also u have an active volcano which is cool but it has killed people which isn’t
  • West Virginia - ur very racist but you don’t even try to hide it? u didn’t have a starbucks until 2003. You know coal isn’t coming back and you don’t know why trump thinks he can make it come back. But you voted for him anyway. 
  • Wisconsin - Cheese. v religious and not the loving god kind; very hellfire and brimstone. you have a hamburger hall of fame and u also tried to do the noahs ark theme park but im p sure that didn’t work out well. 
  • Wyoming - racist which is ironic since ur the equality state and also you’re obsessed with guns. yellowstone national park is p much the only reason people go there. you carry shotguns around with you for no good reason. 

April is National Poetry Month and I had a light and airy poem picked out for today. Instead, since this is the holiest of weeks for Jews, this poem seemed more appropriate. (I was going to throw Sean Spicer’s remarks into the mix, but I think his problem is that he can’t think on his feet which is a problem for someone in his position.)

I bought this postcard at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Somber and sad as all of the museum was, these shoes, for me, were the most concrete way to wrap my head around the enormity.

I Saw A Mountain

I saw a mountain
Higher than Mt. Blanc
And more Holy than the Mountain of Sinai.
Not in a dream. It was real.
On this world this mountain stood.
Such a mountain I saw — of Jewish shoes in Majdanek. …

Hear! Hear the march.
Hear the shuffle of shoes left behind — that which remained.
From small, from large, from each and every one.
Make way for the rows — for the pairs,
For the generations — for the years.
The shoe army — it moves and moves.

“We are the shoes, we are the last witnesses.
We are shoes from grandchildren and grandfathers.
From Prague, Paris and Amsterdam.
And because we are only made of stuff and leather
And not of blood and flesh, each one of us avoided the hellfire.

We shoes — that used to go strolling in the market
Or with the bride and groom to the chuppah,
We shoes from simple Jews, from butchers and carpenters,
From crocheted booties of babies just beginning to walk and go
On happy occasions, weddings, and even until the time
Of giving birth, to a dance, to exciting places to life…
Or quietly — to a funeral.
Unceasingly we go. We tramp.
The hangman never had the chance to snatch us into his
Sack of loot — now we go to him.
Let everyone hear the steps, which flow as tears,
The steps that measure out the judgment.”
I saw a mountain
Higher than Mt. Blanc
And more Holy than the Mountain of Sinai.

Moses Schulstein


if this is to end in fire
then we should all burn together
watch the flames burn high
into the night

and if we should die tonight
then we should all die together
raise a glass of wine
for the last time

now I see fire
inside the mountain
I see fire 
burning the trees
and I see fire
hollowing souls
I see fire
bloodin the breeze

and I hope that you remember me

Luke Evans - Truly Madly Deeply

Request By: @fandomgirl9193

Request/Summary: Hi I hope it’s okay if I request another imagine. I’ll understand if you can’t do it though. I really loved be my beauty! So cute! Can you do one where the reader is on an interview on Ellen for beauty and the beast and Luke surprises her then after the interview well like I said you can do what you want from there. Thank you so so much. I love you and your imagines. I can read them every day😍

Luke Evans - Truly Madly Deeply

Chapter 1

“Welcome my guest (Y/N). She did the choreography for Beauty And The Beast starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad and so much more.” Ellen said, turning to me. “So (Y/N), your first time being here right?”

“Yes it is Ellen. And I’m really excited to be here.” I said, smiling.

“Glad you’re excited, but that’s will change in a bit.” Ellen said, smiling as I started shaking my head. “She already knows what’s coming.” The audience laugh. “So as you know we have a ritual here that involves showing photos of our guest topless. But we couldn’t find any expect for you in a bikini, short shorts and a sports bra.”

“Oh my god.” I said, turning red. “No, don’t embarrass me.” 

“Don’t worry (Y/N), your not the only one that’s going to be embarrass.” Ellen said looking at the screen. “Because we found these photos of you and Luke Evans at the beach together.”  The photos came up and the audience started said awe. “They make a cute couple don’t they?” The audience cheer.

“Now as a bonus we found this video that Luke posted on his instagram. It’s a video of you and him working out together at the gym.” Ellen said as the video came up. The audience started cheering and whistling. “Look at them go.”

“Someone shoot me now.” I said, making the audience laugh. “Please tell me that’s all?”

“Actually.” Ellen said smiling and I let out a sigh. “I did get told there is another video, but it’s one that you record of Luke singing while he’s shirtless. And I want you to explain what’s going on here and how did you get him to take off his shirt.”

Oh sweet baby Jesus.” I said, as they brought the video up. “Okay, so what happened was.” I started smiling as I blush. “I was hanging out with Luke at his house and Adele came on. He’s a huge fan of her’s and loves her songs. So he started singing, you know, getting all into and everything. I decided to be sneaking and record him singing Adele, while just being in his shorts.”

“How did you get him to take off his shirt though? That’s what the audience want’s to know, right?” Ellen said and they cheer. “So what’s your secret?”

“Too be honest, every time I tell him I’m coming over and he invites me over, he doesn’t have a shirt on. But let me tell you, I’m not complaining about it one damn bit.” I said and the audience laugh. “Come on, it’s Luke Evans shirtless, ain’t no one complaining.”

“Now, I got to ask.” Ellen said, smirking. “What was your first thought when you saw him without a shirt on?” 

“What I first thought?” I said and they whistle. “Will have you seen the movie Bridesmaids?”

“Yeah.” Ellen said, nodding her head.

“Will what popped in my head was Melissa McCarthy’s character saying, “I’m glad he’s single because I’m going to climb that like a tree.” I said and everyone laugh. “I’m being serious.” I smile as I blush. “If I had a chance, I would climb him like a tree.” I cover my face. “I can’t believe I just said that out loud.”

“Don’t worry, only the whole world heard you.” Ellen said smiling. “Now what would you do if Luke eyes this and heard you say that comment?”

“Hope he lets me climb him like a tree.” I said and we all started laughing. 

Chapter 2

After the interview was over I headed out to get something to eat when my phone went off. I got excited and nervous when I saw Luke had sent me a message. I opened up the message and read. 

“Hey darlin’, hope I’m not bothering you. I was hoping we can get some lunch together after your interview was over. Message me back when you can and let know. Hope you have a wonderful day (Y/N). -Luke.”

I smiled as I sent a message to Luke, accepting his offer. In a matter of seconds Luke sent a message back asking where I was at so he could pick me up. I sent him a message back and wanted for him. In a few minutes he picked me up from the studio and we were off to get some lunch.

“I thought you wanted to get lunch, not walk around in the the woods Luke.” I said, smiling at him.

“We are (Y/N), but I want to find the right spot first.” Luke said, pushing his motorcycle along the path. “And I think I found a good spot right up ahead.”

“I feel like we are going to reenact one your movie No One Lives.” I said and Luke shook his head while he smile. “Speaking of which, I demand to know what your character’s real name was.”

“Do you want to know or the fangirl in you want’s to know?” Luke said, looking over at me and giving me a wink.

“Both.” I said laughing a bit. “So what was his actual name?”

“They didn’t give him a name.” Luke said.

“Say wwwhhhattt?” I said, making Luke laugh. “Are you messing with me?”

“Nope darlin’ I’m afraid not.” Luke said as we started going over a small bridge that was over a river. “We’re almost there, just a little further.”

“And where is there Luke?” I said, looking around at the trees. “Though it’s beautiful out here.”

“You’re more beautiful than anything out here or anywhere (Y/N).” Luke said, looking at me and smiling. “You should know that already with how many times I tell you that your look beautiful.”

“Oh, stop it Luke.” I said, blushing a bit as I gave him a playing shove. “You’re always such a flirt you know that.”

“You with you darlin’, only with you.” Luke said as he got off  the pathway. “I promise it’s just up ahead.”

“There better be tons of food there with all this walking we are doing.” I said, following him.

“There will be plenty (Y/N).” Luke said as he finally came to a stop and putting up his kick stand on his bike. “Alright, we’re here. So what do you think?”

I let out a gasp as I cover my mouth. It was a beautiful river surrounded by nothing but green. The water was crystal clear and you could see the fishes swimming.

“It’s beautiful Luke.” I said, smiling as I looked over him. 

“Like I said (Y/N)” Luke said, taking my hand and kissing it. “Nothing is as beautiful as you.” I blush as I looked down. “Come on, let’s eat”

I looked at Luke confuse for a bit but soon smile when I saw him taking out a picnic basket from his bike’s compartment. I followed him to the river bank and watch him set up the picnic. We sat down, ate and talked for what it seemed like hours.

I always enjoy spending time with Luke. We always found something new to talk about and always have a good time together. He’s always laughing at my jokes, even my bad ones. I just love being around him, he just brighten up my day. He’s always so sweet, caring, and kind. He really was a true gentleman.

“Come on darlin.” Luke said, getting up and walking over to a tree. 

“Uh, why?” I said, taking a drink of my wine.

“Because I want to see how good you are at climbing trees.” Luke said and I spit out my wine, making him laugh. “What was that all about (Y/N)?”

“Uh” I said, coughing as I wiping the wine from my face. “Uh nothing.” I got up and went over to him. “So, why do you need to see how I climb a tree?”

“No reason.” Luke said licking his lips before he looked away for a moment. “Do you need me to help you up or do you got this?”

“Nah, I got this.” I said as I grabbed one of the branches and started pulling myself up. “You know I think your lying.” I started climbing the tree. “I feel you do know why you want to see me climbing this tree.”

“Will, your right darlin’ I was lying.” Luke said.

I knew it.” I said, smiling. “So why do you want to see me climb a tree?”

“Cause I wanted to see how you would climb me.” Luke said.

“What?!” I said loud as lost my grip. “Shit!” I fell out of the tree, but handed in Luke’s arms. “Thanks.”

“Your welcome.” Luke said, sitting me on my feet. “I got to say (Y/N)” He lean in close to me. “I really do like how you climb trees.” I look down blushing. He took his hand and gently raise my face back up towards him. “Do you really want me (Y/N)?”

“Yes.” I said in a small voice. “Do you want me?”

“Yes.” Luke said, gently stroking my face. 

“In what way?” I said, looking deep into his eyes.

“In every sense of the word love” Luke said, smiling. 

“Are you sure?” I said, not believing this was happening. 

“I’m sure.” Luke said, pressing his forehead against mine. 

“But how can you be that you want me?” I said, pulling back and looking at him. “How can you be sure you love me?”

“I’ll show you.” Luke said, taking my hand and leading me back to the picnic. “Close your eyes love.” 

“Okay.” I said, closing my eyes. I stood there, listening to a bunch of sounds and then I started smelling smoke. “Luke?”

“Don’t worry love.” Luke said, taking my hand in his again. “Open your eyes.” I saw a small fire was built on the river bank and his phone was set up to a speaker. He lead me to closer to the fire as his phone started to playing. 

“My I have this dance?” Luke said, slightly bowing his head.

“Yes you may.” I said, slightly bowing back.

He wrapped his arms around me as I wrapped my arms him and we started dancing.

I’ll be your dream
I’ll be your wish I’ll be your fantasy
I’ll be your hope I’ll be your love
Be everything that you need
I’ll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do
I will be strong I will be faithful
‘cause I’m counting on
A new beginning
A reason for living
A deeper meaning, yeah

I want to stand with you on
a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

And when the stars are shining
brightly in the velvet sky,
I’ll make a wish send it to heaven
Then make you want to cry
The tears of joy for all the
pleasure and the certainty
That we’re surrounded by the
comfort and protection of

The highest powers
In lonely hours
The tears devour you


Oh can you see it baby?
You don’t have to close your eyes
'Cause it’s standing right
before you
All that you need will surely come

I’ll be your dream I’ll be your wish
I’ll be your fantasy
I’ll be your hope I’ll be your love
Be everything that you need
I’ll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do


I want to stand with you on a
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to live like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

“What are you asking me Luke?” I said,looking into his eyes.

“I’m asking you to be my girl.” Luke said smiling at me “That’s if, you want to.”

“I thought you'd never ask. I said, smiling at him back at him. “So, what happens now?

“What happens now…” Luke said, cupping my face gently in his hands. “Is this.”

He lean down, kissing my lips gently. I let out a soft sigh as I melt into the kiss. He moved his lips slowing and gently against. I could feel this current, this pulse going throughout my body. I never felt like this before. 

I wrapped my arms tight around his neck as my lips started to move with his. He slide his hands down my body and around my waist. He pulled me closer to him as he let out a soft sigh. We slowing broke the kiss and looked into each other’s eyes.

“Better than I imagine.” Luke said, smiling and making me blush. “You look so beautiful when you blush love.”

“Thank you.” I said, biting my lower lip.

“Something on your mind?” Luke said.

“Were you there? At the studio?” I said and he nodded. “I feel so stupid.”

“Don’t be love, glad I was. Otherwise.” Luke said, giving me a big smile. “I wouldn’t have know how much you wanted to climb me like a tree.” We both laugh as we shook our heads. “(Y/N)?”

“Yes Luke.” I said, smiling at him.

“I love you.” Luke said, as his face became serious. “You know that now, right?”

“Yes.” I said, nodding my head. “And you know, that I love you too right?”

“I do.” Luke said nodding his head as he smile. “Care for another dance love?”

“I love to.” I said, smiling as we started dancing.

We kept dancing will through the night, but we both didn’t care how late it was. We were lost to the dancing flames, lost to the music, lost to each other. And lost was fine with us, as long as we were lost…together.

The End

Hope you guys enjoy this loving request from @fandomgirl9193 and I hope you enjoy it sweetie. Got any request? Send them in and I’ll get to them when I can :D

Gifs of Luke and Ellen created by me, using giphy and ezgif. Others found on google, so props to markers. 

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anonymous asked:

Important q: who is singing & who is looking at him like *that* ? ((you should write a fic/drabble based on this premise it's the cutest fucking thing))

(anon is referring to this adorable vine i reblogged some time ago and tagged with #tell me this isnt youkael #THIS IS YOUKAEL OK)

the balloon squad finally convinces yousef to let them record him singing (it didn’t take much, mind you…all elias had to do is whip out his phone and say “r kelly world’s greatest NOW, go!”)

before elias presses play, mikael gives a quick encouraging peck on yousef’s lips and then gets ready to goof in the background.

elias is recording. adam and mutta are off screen, chilling on the bakkoush’s sofa. mikael pinches their lips and starts snapping their fingers to give their boyfriend a beat.

but the second yousef starts singing, mikael stops.

i am a mountain
i am a tall tree - whoa-ohh

mikael is just staring at yousef now

i am a swift wind

mikael starts smiling their big smile, lips stretched up to their ears

sweeping the country

yousef breaks into a giggle. he forgot all about the camera and is now grabbing the sleeve of mikael’s jumper

why are you looking at me like that–” he asks.

mikael is giggling now too, they try to answer through the laughter. “because–”

“why are you looking at me like that?” yousef asks again, this time trying really hard to be firm (which is tough when you’re giggling so hard getting a word out takes all the breath you have)

“because i’m in love!” mikael finally manages to say, before falling into yousef’s arms, finally allowing themselves to turn into a puddle.

yousef’s little happy “oh!–” at the declaration concludes the video.

elias posts it on instagram before grabbing mutta and adam and manoeuvring them outside the room, leaving yousef and mikael some privacy.


Atop Bald Rock Mountain

I dragged these guys around Camden Hills for over 7 miles only two and a half days after they ran Boston. They tutored me in marathon training and for the first time in a long time I actually feel hope about long distance running again. Somehow I think I got more out of their vacation than they did! There wasn’t much in terms of views on this foggy cool day, but I think they still got to see what midcoast Maine is really like. 

Isn’t it cool that you can meet people on the internet who live all the way across the country and then become pals in real life? Modern magic. 

There’s a big ocean with a bunch of islands behind @ariavie and Matt in that first picture. Trust me. 

44/365       Sleep: Holy Mountain

I have this problem with Sleep in that when I listen to them they put my ass to sleep. Truth in advertising. That is not to say that I don’t like Sleep or this album, because I enjoy them a lot, but I feel so comforted and lulled by the music that I can’t keep my eyes open. I personally enjoyed their Dopesmoker album a little more, but this was a pretty great album. If you’re new to doom/sludge/stoner metal, then Sleep is a solid place to start. Great drones solid guitar (Matt Pike is awesome), and just all around good time. 

Me, Myself and I on some trad route that was for some reason in a bouldering guide, only really grasped the realisation when I was topping out.

I was having a little chat with a few lads I bumped into at Stanage about favorite rock to climb on; Now I’ve always been a fan of Gritstone, can’t get enough of the shit, But it’s not what I’ve climbed my hardest on. I’m probably best on sort of mountainy igneous rock… And that hurts my heart, I want to be a grit rat and slap my way up the grades that way! But sometimes you need to listen to reason over love. Or just get better at climbing on grit!

birdflash and jaydick angst

Jason’s hands scrambled on his belt, searching for the right compartment that held the antidote to Scarecrow’s fear toxin, his eyes trained on Dick’s body, which lay in a heap below him on the ground.

He cursed as he counted the seconds following Crane’s hasty retreat, knowing when he got to ten that there was no chance of catching him again that night.

The whole run-in had been unusual. Unexpected, even. And that’s probably how Nightwing ended up on the receiving end of a huge cloud of Scarecrow’s gas. But there was something other than his lover’s limp body that was unnerving Jason about this particular encounter. He just couldn’t put his finger on it…

Dick felt butterflies in his stomach. This felt too good to be true. Why was that again….?

Ha, he had always felt like Wally was too good to be true. The most amazing boyfriend he could ever dream of. Best friend and partner all wrapped up into one beautiful, freckled man.

Green eyes lit warmly on him, a smile opening easily to flash white teeth. “Hey babe,” came that familiar voice, the sound of comfort and laughter and years of friendship, which made Dick’s chest feel like it was erupting with love every time he heard it issue an endearment, no matter how casual.

“C’mere, Rob,” he grinned, eyes crinkling at the edges, his canines peeking out from the edges of those beautiful, full pink lips as the grin widened. He pulled Dick in for a hug.

Jason’s trepidation was increasing. This was an extremely unusual reaction. Dick had yet to jolt, to wake, to indicate any signs of fear. Jason understood that occasionally Scarecrow’s toxin, if dosed heavily enough, initiated as a sedative, but he had never seen it take this long to work its horrible magic. By now, Dick should have been fighting, screaming, shaking with fear, something.

“Come on, babe,” he whispered as he double-checked Dick’s pulse, two gloved fingers pressing into the skin just above the black neckline of Nightwing’s suit. Jason had just administered the antidote, but he felt anxious now. If Dick hadn’t been symptomatic, would the antidote even work? He waited, trying to quell the fear that was collecting in his own stomach as he absently rubbed Dick’s shoulder, willing him to wake up and be okay.

Oh god, this had always been his favorite place to be, even before he and Wally had gotten together. Safe in the strong arms of his best friend. Warm, radiating a heat that felt like sunshine, the smell of mountain fresh laundry detergent bringing a smile to his face.

“What’s wrong, babe?” Wally asked, and Dick felt his chest tighten a little at the concern.

What was wrong? He loved Wally. This was exactly where he wanted to be.

“Dick?” Wally asked, his voice a little more forceful in its worry.

Nothing should be wrong. How could it be when he was with Wally, the life-long love of his life, his soulmate?

“Dickiebird, come on!” And that…was kind of weird. Wally had never called him Dickiebird… That was…

Dick turned back in towards Wally’s shoulder, seeking that familiar and comforting warmth, the mountainy-fresh smell…

Where was it?

Where had it gone??


Jason watched with relief as Dick’s eyes snapped open. He had removed the older man’s mask after the antidote had been administered with no results, and the worry that had been building in his stomach crested when his increasing efforts to wake his lover had gone unanswered.

“Dick,” he sighed, letting his body sag a bit in his relief, but he was quickly sitting up again, rigid as a pole when he registered the wave of emotions passing over Dick’s visage.

Confusion, terror, anguish. They had all explicitly crossed the older vigilante’s face, one right after the other.

He had quickly taken in his surroundings, eyes darting from the ceiling to the warehouse walls surrounding them, to Jason’s face.

Then he had closed his eyes. And the trembling had begun.

“Hey,” Jason said, his voice barely a whisper as his mind raced to think of what could possibly have shaken the other so badly.

As terrible as fear toxin is, they had all experienced time and time again, and were now more or less immune to the after effects of what they were able to realize had been nothing more than fear fantasies. No more post-antidote traumas…

His arms reached for Dick, wanting to still his lover’s quaking body, but he found himself being shoved away as soon as he’d made contact.

A wretched sounding sob echoed off the walls, and Dick rolled onto his side, wrapping his arms around himself.



I learned to keep quiet

How to keep my distance

Afraid to let strangers in

How to keep my secrets

Did I ever have an idea of what this should’ve been?

An unhappy accident longing for an origin

So, let me go where no one can follow

Lost with my conscience

Please bury me honest

The songs drones

I drink myself hollow

Regrets grow regardless

Please bury me honest

I promise I’ll go in peace

I promise I’ll go in peace

When I’m free

Rejected to the brink

Only so much I can change

An artist I wish I could’ve made

Am I irrelevant?

Or will I get a chance to change

the colors permanent?

Let me go where no one can follow

Lost with my conscience

Please, baby, bury me honest

The songs drones

I drink myself hollow

Regrets grow regardless

Please bury me honest

I promise I’ll go in peace

I promise I’ll go in peace

When I’m free

Peace to the mountain

Girl, I’m gonna go, go

So let me go where no one can follow

Lost with my conscience

Please bury me honest

The songs drones

I drink myself hollow

Regrets grow regardless

Please bury me honest

I promise I’ll go in peace

When I’m free


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Journey to Haven Theory!!!

We know that Haven Academy is located in the kingdom of Mistral, home of Teams ABRN and SSSN (Yay!). Mistral is located on the east end of the Remnant and shares the name with the mistral wind, a strong and cold wind that blows through the Rhone Valley. We know from the topographical representation of Remnant Mistral is located in a mountainy area of the world. But Qrow states that he ventured in the swamps west of Mistral. The geography of this place is still up in the air, but there’s something more concrete to dissect. The culture and people!!!

Back in Volume 2, when Ozpin gave his speech to the contenders of the Vytal Festival Tournament, we saw the uniforms of the students of Haven. It looks somewhat militaristic in comparison to Beacon’s uniforms. They don’t have open shirts that reveal lace bows or ties, nor do the female students wear pants like Atlas Academy students. A more prominent accessory is the white armband. This form of armband is known as a brassard. Typically, they are somewhat affiliated with military, but not directly military itself.

When it comes to Mistral’s international representation, they are the color blue. As seen in the first World of Remnant for volume three. The blue guy over Mistral has a specific weapon can be seen as one of two things. Either it’s a handful of daggers or a handful of crystals. Hmm, where have we seen crystals before? Oh yeah! Cinder Fall!! People from Mistral might be pretty adept to the usage of dust or ranged tactics. But there’s more to this blue color. Amity Colosseum was built out of a combined effort of the four kingdoms. Mistral’s portion is the blue piece constructed of arches that serves as the entrance. Mistral may be known for architecture, and that would look pretty sweet with the possible mountain location of Haven.

But I think the most important part about Mistral is the people that we see coming from there. Aside from people like Cinder, we have a majority of Team SSSN and, presumably, all of Team ABRN. Mistral seems to take a lot from the eastern world. Nadir has an Arabic name, Japanese surname and Middle Eastern appearance. Arslan has a Turkish name and what I think is a Tai Chi fighting. Bolin has a Chinese first name and Japanese surname. And Sage’s surname is Hindu. Even Reese and Neptune have tanned skin and Greco-Roman names that allude to the Mediterranean area.

The feel of Mistral seems to pull from Southern Asia fighting, Middle Eastern appearance and Greco-Roman architecture. That mix would lead to an exciting fourth volume to look forward to whenever Team RNJR reaches Mistral.