my family is great with gifts

A Life Less Ordinary by Jebiwonkenobi

It takes a few years but eventually they manage to agree on something; Derek Hale is an asshole, and Stiles Stilinski is in love with him.


Burn by night by thebrotherswinchester

Sheriff Stilinski has been kidnapped by Alpha werewolves. As bait. For his own son.


Cupboard Love by mklutz

He’s carefully balancing the sandwiches and the two biggest tupperware containers he could find that both had functioning lids when the front door opens and he almost drops everything right there in front of the stupid fountain.

If that’s Derek Hale, he’s definitely not a mountain man.


Daddy’s Do’s by apocryphal

“Hi Mr. Stilinski!” Lydia said pertly. “My name’s Lydia, and this is my daddy. His name is Derek Andrew Hale and he watches all of your videos on YouTube a lot, but he still can’t braid.”

[Stiles is a celebrity YouTube hairstylist. Derek may or may not have a crush. Lydia just wants a French braid for school picture day.]


Everything’s Better Under the Sea by tryslora

Everything changes when Derek goes under while surfing, hits his head on a board, and sees a man with a tail swimming away. He wants to know who that was, and what it has to do with Beacon Hills, the one place he never meant to come back to.

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lockedinmybody  asked:

daliaaaaa could you tell me your fave sterek fics please?? :)

How could you ask me this? Do you have any idea how many sterek fics I’ve read over the years? How many I’ve loved?

This is a short list of the very few I could think of off the top of my head. I think I’ll probably make a recs page, because I’ve been meaning to for a long time. I have a recs tag, but that includes different pairings as well.


Sideways and Slantways and Longways and Backways

“I called you a slave-driver!” Stiles cried hysterically. “I called you an ogre! I stole all the blue paperclips!”
Derek raised an eyebrow at him.
“That’s company property!” he shouted, waving his arms madly in distress.
Derek ran a hand over his face. “It’s not theft if the vice president of the company gives you permission.”

(Otherwise known as the Elevator AU)

The Price

Stiles must surrender the most important thing in his life to protect the town… and no one can figure out what it was.

Around The Bend

The first time Derek catches sight of the new yoga instructor, Stiles is in the middle of showing a class how to do downward-facing dog. Derek walks into a wall.

Things don’t exactly improve from there.

Derek can’t stop staring at Stiles, the bendy new yoga instructor at his family’s gym. Stiles thinks Derek’s a repressed homophobe who hates Stiles for making him want the D. They fall in love.

can’t be hateful, gotta be grateful

“Be cool, Dad, we’ve decided to con Grandma.”

(Or, the one where the Stilinski men drag Derek to Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma’s and she gets the right wrong idea.)

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♥ DISNEY’S MULAN SENTENCE STARTERS
feel free to adjust sentences to make it fit your muse better!

  • ❛ Would you like to stay for dinner? ❜
  • ❛ Would you like to stay forever? ❜
  • ❛ My children never caused such trouble. They all became acupuncturists. ❜
  • ❛ No! Your great-granddaughter had to be a cross-dresser! ❜
  • ❛ The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. ❜
  • ❛ You don’t meet a girl like that every dynasty. ❜
  • ❛ They’re gifts, to honor the family. ❜
  • ❛ The greatest gift and honor… is having you for a daughter. ❜
  • ❛ My little baby, off to destroy people. ❜
  • ❛ I’ve heard a great deal about you. ❜
  • ❛ My powers are beyond your mortal imagination. ❜
  • ❛ Oooh! All right, that’s it! Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family! ❜
  • ❛ Make a note of this: dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow. ❜
  • ❛ I’m just nervous. I’ve never done this before. ❜
  • ❛ Then you’re gonna have to trust me. And don’t you slap me no more. ❜
  • ❛ Okey-dokey, let’s get this show on the road! ❜
  • ❛ The truth is, we’re both frauds. ❜
  • ❛ Your ancestors never sent me, they don’t even like me. ❜
  • ❛ What? What do you mean you’re not lucky? You lied to me? ❜
  • ❛ And what are you, a sheep? ❜
  • ❛ I will never pass for a perfect bride. ❜
  • ❛ Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family’s heart. ❜
  • ❛ Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me? ❜
  • ❛ Why is my reflection someone I don’t know? ❜
  • ❛ Somehow I cannot hide who I am, though I’ve tried. ❜
  • ❛ When will my reflection show who I am inside? ❜
  • ❛ One family reunion comin’ right up. ❜
  • ❛ Okay, people, people, look alive. ❜
  • ❛ Rise and shine. Y'all way past the beauty sleep thing, trust me. ❜
  • ❛ Great. She brings home a sword. If you ask me, she should’ve brought home a man. ❜
  • ❛ Hey, get outta there! You gonna make people sick! ❜
  • ❛ Now remember, it’s your first day of trainin’, so listen to your teacher and no fightin’, play nice with the other kids, unless, of course, one of the other kids wanna fight, then you have to kick the other kid’s butt. ❜
  • ❛ But I don’t wanna kick the other kid’s butt. ❜
  • ❛ Don’t talk with your mouth full. Now let’s see your war face. ❜
  • ❛ Ooh, I think my bunny slippers just ran for cover. ❜
  • ❛ The Huns are alive! They’re in the city! ❜
  • ❛ You don’t belong here. Go home.  ❜
  • ❛ I saw them in the mountains. You have to believe me! ❜
  • ❛ Why else would I come back? ❜
  • ❛ My, what beautiful blossoms we have this year. But look, this one’s late. But I’ll bet that when it blooms, it will be the most beautiful of all. ❜
  • ❛ I tire of your arrogance, old man. Bow to me! ❜
  • ❛ No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it. ❜
  • ❛ I liiiiiiiiiive! ❜
  • ❛ I… ring the gong. ❜
  • ❛ You are the craziest man I’ve ever met, and for that I owe you my life. ❜
  • ❛ You’re king of the mountain! ❜
  • ❛ I’m gonna hit you so hard, it’ll make your ancestors dizzy. ❜
  • ❛ Well, he doesn’t talk about me much. ❜
  • ❛ I can see why. The boy is an absolute lunatic. ❜
  • ❛ I’ve a girl at home who’s unlike any other… ❜
  • ❛ Yeah, the only girl who’d love him is his mother. ❜
  • ❛ My ancestors sent a little lizard to help me? ❜
  • ❛ Hey! Dragon. Dra-gon, not lizard. I don’t do that tongue thing. ❜
  • ❛ My little baby’s all grown up and… and savin’ China. You have a tissue? ❜
  • ❛ That was vile! You owe me big. ❜
  • ❛ I never want to see a naked man again. ❜
  • ❛ Hey, don’t look at me, I ain’t biting no more butts. ❜
  • ❛ Looks like you’re all out of ideas. ❜
  • ❛ Insubordinate ruffians! You men owe me a new pair of slippers! ❜
  • ❛ And I do not squeal like a girl. ❜
  • ❛ Urgent news from the General. ❜
  • ❛ Citizens, I need firepower. ❜
  • ❛ Um… You… You fight good. ❜
  • ❛ Ah, you ain’t worth my time, chicken boy. ❜
  • ❛ Say that to my face, you limp noodle! ❜
  • ❛ Let’s get down to business. ❜
  • ❛ Did they send me daughters when I asked for sons? ❜
  • ❛ Mister, I’ll make a man out of you. ❜
  • ❛ I’ll get that arrow, pretty boy, and I’ll do it with my shirt on. ❜
  • ❛ They popped out of the snow, like daisies! ❜
  • ❛ I don’t need anyone causing trouble in my camp. ❜
  • ❛ Does this dress make me look fat? ❜
  • ❛ You missed! How could you miss? He was three feet from you! ❜
  • ❛ It is an honor to protect my country and my family. ❜
  • ❛ I know my place! It is time you learned yours. ❜
  • ❛ I’m doomed! And all ‘cause Miss Man decides to take her little drag show on the road. ❜
  • ❛ A single grain of rice can tip the scale. ❜
  • ❛ Just because I look like a man doesn’t mean I have to smell like one. ❜
  • ❛ Man, you are one lucky bug. ❜
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

Photo:  Juneteenth day celebration in Texas. 1900. 

Juneteenth is one of the most important events in our nation’s history. On “Freedom’s Eve” or the eve of January 1, 1863 the first Watch Night services took place. On that night, enslaved and free African Americans gathered in churches and private homes all across the country awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect.

At the stroke of midnight, prayers were answered as all enslaved people in the Confederate States were declared legally free. Union soldiers, many of whom were black, marched onto plantations and across cities in the south reading small copies of the Emancipation Proclamation spreading the news of freedom.

But not everyone in Confederate territory would immediately be free. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. This meant that in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later. On June 19, 1865 that changed, when enslaved African Americans in Galveston Bay, TX were notified by the arrival of some 2,000 Union troops that they, along with the more than 250,000 other enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree.

Photo:  Publishers throughout the North responded to a demand for copies of Lincoln’s proclamation and produced numerous decorative versions including this engraving by R. A. Dimmick in 1864. National Museum of American History, gift of Ralph E. Becker. 

The post-emancipation period known as Reconstruction (1865-1877) marked an era of great hope, uncertainty, and struggle for the nation as a whole. Formerly enslaved people immediately sought to reunify families, establish schools, run for political office, push radical legislation and even sue slaveholders for compensation. This was nothing short of amazing! Not even a generation out of enslavement, African Americans were inspired and empowered to completely transform their lives and their country.

In my opinion, Juneteenth (as that day was called by the freed enslaved people in Texas) marks our country’s second independence day. Though it has long been celebrated among the African American community it is a history that has been marginalized and still remains largely unknown to the wider public.

The historical legacy of Juneteenth shows the value of deep hope and urgent organizing in uncertain times. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a community space where that spirit can continue to live on – where histories like this one can surface, and new stories with equal urgency can be told.


Tsione Wolde-Michael is the Writer/Editor for the Office of Curatorial Affairs, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is also a Doctoral Candidate in History at Harvard University.

Yesterday I had the joy of meeting and hanging out with an inspirational girl named Margaret through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. At the age of 15, Margaret has to get dialysis 3 times a week. She really impressed me with her great attitude, sense of humor and kindness to everyone around her.

When Margaret and her family walked in I could immediately tell that it was going to be a fun visit. We decorated Winnie the Pooh cake pops and then played the board game ‘Life’. Margaret’s younger sister Hailey was the champion of that game, AND she showed me her amazing Pokemon card collection.

To top it all off, after hanging out for a few hours they gave me the best gift ever: Boxes of Girl Scout Samoa cookies (my favorite)! Margaret’s family is involved with Girl Scouts just like my sister was growing up. They also made me an honorary member of their troop. I couldn’t believe that their badge logo was even a unicorn!

Margaret: It was a pleasure to meet you and I had a wonderful time getting to know you and your family. You are one tough cookie and I am honored to have been your wish.

A special thanks to Make-A-Wish America for setting this day up and Kin Community for hosting us.

❛ mulan ❜ sentence starters
  • “We’re under attack! Light the signal!”
  • “Send your troops to protect my people!”
  • “A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.”
  • “I’m going to uh… pray some more.”
  • “How lucky can they be? They’re dead.”
  • “This is what you give me to work with? Well honey, I’ve seen worse!”
  • “You’ll bring honor to us all.”
  • “Boys will gladly go to war for you!”
  • “Even you can’t blow it!”
  • “Who spit in their bean curd?”
  • “I think it’s going well, don’t you?”
  • “You will never bring your family honor!”
  • “Can it be I’m not meant to play this part?”
  • “If I were truly to be myself, I would break my family’s heart.”
  • “What beautiful blossoms we have this year… But look, this one’s late! But I’ll bet that when it blooms, it will be the most beautiful of all.”
  • “[ NAME ], you dishonor me.”
  • “So you’ll die for honor?”
  • “I will die doing what’s right!”
  • “I know my place! It’s time you learned yours!”
  • “You should go after them – they could be killed!”
  • “Anybody who’s foolish enough to threaten our family, vengeance will be mine!”
  • “Well we can’t all be acupuncturists!”
  • “Okay okay, I get the drift, I’ll go.”
  • “Jump back, I’m pretty hot, huh? Don’t make me have to singe nobody to prove no point.”
  • “Just once chance, is that too much to ask? I mean it’s not like it’ll kill you.”
  • “Don’t even worry about it! I will not lose face!”
  • “That’s the master plan! Oh, you’ve done it now man!”
  • “You’re lucky? Do I look like a sucker to you?”
  • “Stop me? They invited me.”
  • “By building their wall they challenged my strength. Well I’m here to play their game.”
  • “How many men does it take to deliver a message?”
  • “Ah I see you have a sword! I have one too! They’re very manly and tough!”
  • “It’ll take a miracle to get me into the army.”
  • “Who am I? I am the guardian of lost souls!”
  • “My powers are beyond your mortal imagination.”
  • “That’s it! Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family! Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow!”
  • “It’s all attitude. Be tough, like this guy here.”
  • “I’m gonna hit you so hard, it’ll make your ancestors dizzy.”
  • “Ah, you ain’t worth my time, chicken boy.”
  • “Say that to my face, you limp noodle!”
  • “This is an enormous responsibility. Perhaps a soldier with more experience…?”
  • “Leader of [ PLACE ]’s finest troops. No, the greatest troops of all time!”
  • “I mean, sorry you had to see that. But you know how it is when you get those manly urges – and you just gotta kill something!”
  • “I didn’t ask for their name, I asked for yours!”
  • “Y’know, we need to work on your people skills.”
  • “Place nice with the other kids. Unless of course, one of the other kids wants to fight, then you have to kick the other kid’s butt.”
  • “Oh, I think my bunny slippers just ran for cover. C’mon, scare me!”
  • “My little baby off to destroy people…”
  • “Are y’hungry? ‘Cause I owe you a knuckle sandwich.”
  • “I’ll get that arrow, pretty boy. And I’ll do it with my shirt on.”
  • “You’re the saddest bunch I’ve ever met.”
  • “Now I really wish that I knew how to swim!”
  • “Heed my every order and you might survive.”
  • “We’re doomed! There are a couple of things I know they’re bound to notice!”
  • “I bet [ NAME ] and I could take you!”
  • “I never want to see a naked man again.”
  • “Those boys are no more fit to be soldiers than you are to be captain. Once the general reads my report, your troops will never see battle.”
  • “Hey, I’ll hold him and you punch.”
  • “Hello, this is the army! Make it sound more urgent please!”
  • “And I do not squeal like a girl.”
  • “There’s no time for stupid questions!”
  • “Hey, think of instead: a girl worth fighting for!”
  • “Bet the local girls thought you were quite the charmer.”
  • “How ‘bout a girl who’s got a brain, who always speaks her mind?”
  • “Yeah the only girl who’d love him is his mother.”
  • “Search for survivors!”
  • “What happened? You just gave away our position!”
  • “Prepare to fight. If we die, we die with honor.”
  • “You missed! How could you miss, they were three feet in front of you!”
  • “We’re gonna die, we’re gonna die! No way we survive this! Death is coming!”
  • “I knew we could do it! You the man! … Well, sort of.”
  • “You are the craziest person I’ve ever met. And for that I owe you my life. From now on, you have my trust.”
  • “I didn’t mean for it to go this far! It was the only way! Please, believe me.”
  • “A life for a life. My debt is repaid.”
  • “Maybe what I really wanted was to prove I could do things right. So when I look in a mirror, I’d seen someone worthwhile. But I was wrong. I see nothing.”
  • “You risked your life to help people you love… I risked your life to help myself. At least you had good intentions.”
  • “We started this thing together, and that’s how we’ll finish it. I promise.”
  • “They popped out of the snow! Like daisies!”
  • “Are we in this together or not?”
  • “Let’s go kick some honey buns!”
  • “Keep your eyes open. I know they’re here.”
  • “Your walls and armies have fallen. And now it’s your turn. Bow to me.”
  • “No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it.”
  • “You! You took away my victory!”
  • “You don’t have a plan?!”
  • “It looks like you’re out of ideas.”
  • “Stand aside, that creature’s not worth protecting!”
  • “I’ve heard a great deal about you, [ NAME ].”
  • “You have saved us all.”
  • “I think I’ve been away from home long enough.”
  • “Are they allowed to do that?”
  • “You… you fight good.”
  • “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”
  • “They’re gifts, to honor our family.”
  • “Great, they brought home a sword. If you ask me they should’ve brought home a [ WOMAN/MAN ].”
  • “Woo! Sign me up for the next war!”
  • “Would you like to stay forever?”
  • “Dinner would be great.”
  • “You know, they get it from my side of the family!”
Bootlegs!!

Here is my list of all the bootlegs I have. Message me to trade, but I’m totally fine with gifting too. Most of these are on google drive. ALSO some of these are currently NFT, but I wasn’t sure of the dates, but I’ll be updating it as I figure it out. Thanks!

3 Musketeers w/ Aaron Tveit

21 Chump Street

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (OBC)

A Chorus Line
Addams Family Broadway/Chicago Mix
Aladdin
Amelie (Broadway)

Amelie (LA)

Amelie w/ Samantha Barks
American Idiot
Anastasia (Hartford)
Anything Goes w/ Sutton Foster

Assassins
Bare (Off-Broadway)

Beautiful w/ Ben Fankhauser

Bombshell Concert
Bonnie & Clyde w/ Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes
Book Of Mormon (OBC)
Book Of Mormon (Chicago) w/ Ben Platt

Book of Mormon (US Tour) w/ Gavin Creel
Bridges of Madison County
Bring It On (OBC)
Cabaret w/ Emma Stone
Catch Me If You Can (OBC)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (OBC) (NFT)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (London)
Chicago (US Tour)
Cinderella w/ Carly Rae Jepsen

Cinderella w/ Keke Palmer
Come From Away (NFT)

Cursed Child
Dear Evan Hansen (OBC)
Dreamgirls (OBC)
Falsettos (Revival)

Finding Neverland with Jeremy Jordan
Fun Home (OBC)
Gigi
Grease w/ Laura Osnes
Groundhog Day (OBC) (NFT)
Gypsy w/ Bernadette Peters
Gypsy w/ Patti LuPone and Laura Benanti
Hamilton (OBC)

Hamilton (Chicago)
Hamilton w/ Javier Munoz and Lexi Lawson

Hamilton w/ Alysha Deslorieux

Hamilton Chicago
Heathers
Heathers Reading w/ Jeremy Jordan
Hedwig and the Angry Inch w/ Darren Criss
Hedwig and the Angry Inch w/ Neil Patrick Harris

Hello Dolly Revival

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
If/Then (Jackie Burns)
In the Heights (OBC)

In The Heights w/ Krysta Rodriguez
Legally Blonde
Les Mis Hollywood Bowl

Les Mis 2014 Revival
Lightning Thief

Little Shop Of Horrors
Matilda w/ Oona Laurence
Matilda w/ Ripley Sobo
Matilda w/ Sophia Gennusa
Miss Saigon
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (OBC)
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet w/ Scott Stangland (NFT)
Newsies (OBC)
Newsies Tour w/ Dan DeLuca and Stephanie Styles
Newsies Live (2017)
Newsies w/ Corey Cott and Kara Lindsay

Newsies w/ Corey Cott and Liana Hunt

Newsies at Papermill Playhouse
Newsies w/ Joey Barreiro

Newsies Closing Night
Next to Normal
School of Rock (OBC)

She Loves Me Revival
Something Rotten (OBC)
Spring Awakening w/ Ben Fankhauser and Andy Mientus
Spring Awakening - Deaf West
Spring Awakening w/ Gerard Canonico
Sweeney Todd (OBC)
Thoroughly Modern Millie w/ Sutton Foster
[title of show]
Tuck Everlasting
Waitress (OBC)
Waitress w/ Sara Bareilles (NFT)
War Paint
Wicked w/ Stephanie J Block and Annaleigh Ashford
Wicked w/ Kara Lindsay
Wicked w/ Aaron Tveit
Wicked w/ Emmy Raver-Lampman

Audios:

Bandstand
Be More Chill
Dear Evan Hansen
DEH w/ Colton Ryan
DEH Second Stage
Groundhog Day
Lightning Thief

Kinky Boots w/ Brendon Urie

Wicked with Andy Mientus

Newsies w/ Mike Faist as Jack

My Wants:

Any Newsies I don’t have
Kinky Boots w/ Brendon Urie (Video)
Hamilton w/ John Rua
Anastasia (Broadway)
Cinderella w/ Laura Osnes
Carrie
Carousel w/ Laura Osnes
Addams Family (Broadway)
Bandstand (Video)

anonymous asked:

I don't wanna call it too soon but this is the CUTEST PHIL LS maybe ever. Can't wait for you to say a little on it (especially re his many verbal eyerolls at chat, and the cat paintings...)

ughhhh yes there were definitely so, so many cute little anecdotes and jokes, and a lot of interesting tidbits that i took note of while watching: 

  • he opens the show by saying that he “welcomes” people calling him dad and appreciates all the father’s day messages. amazing
  • he bought his own dad a tasting selection of jams and marmalades which immediately made me irate bc it sounds like the perf gift for my father except i would never think of it bc i’m not as creative as phil ugh. phil probs buys everyone the best presents and i’m envious of people who are good at that
  • i loled at the fact that some vintage family drama sent like nine of phil’s great uncles to australia why is that so funny. also hearing re-confirmation of just how huge phil’s family is was kind of refreshing
  • the whole centipede anecdote killed me omg jst the image of phil freaking out and calling dan into the room (whether it was in his bedroom or somewhere else, i don’t rly feel like weighing in on that debate) and then dan obviously proceeding to freak out even more than phil (which we can very vividly picture based on his reactions in the piece of art that is phil lester vs. praying mantis.) it was just such a cute story lmao, i loved the way that phil called the bug a creepy crawly and said, ‘dan’s not a fan of those creepy crawlies either’ ughghghghhh. and i love that phil is definitely forever and always going to be the designated bug-catcher in their house even though he’s scared of bugs too, jst bc dan is always too busy having an actual breakdown any time he sees an insect
  • the random interjection of him screaming ‘bear’ from the bear kayak video made me lol
  • when he’s talking about bryony’s cat paintings and says he and dan are the only ppl who like them, i like that they pretty much always share tastes in everything, be less conjoined pls 
  • him narrating his thought process when he bought the fairy light twigs: ‘what i need in my life is some light-up sticks’
  • his plan to change up the dresser trinkets for every video is interesting and referring to the setup as a ‘tableau’ lmao–as i’ve said multiple times i don’t believe this room is his primary living quarters so i def took this idea to change up the background every time he films as further confirmation that this room is basically a set 
  • martyn has been in a ‘plane incident’ at one point in his life, didn’t know that
  • the way he talked about louise’s baby was so cuteeeee, his huge grin, the way he immediately went into a higher pitched voice, cheeky suggesting ‘phil’ as a name and then saying philippa could be a boy’s name but getting a bit nervous to make the general point about not needing to gender names and just saying ‘i mean’ a lot and giggling. then his feigned indignation when someone suggested ‘daniel’ lol he’s cute
  • learning dil was pregnant made him want to ‘rip his face off’ ok calm down mate
  • the fidget spinner omg: the way that he needed to make clear that it was no ‘2 pound friend present’ lmao i read this as him jokingly being a bit salty that dan didn’t appreciate all of the time and effort and ‘good money’ he put into this loving and thoughtful gift ahhaha. it was jst such a comfortable and warm little comment i loved it. and i love that he thinks it’s beautiful bc of the colors and i was lit dying at the whole story of him lying on the floor and trying to show off to dan that he could balance it on his nose and then utterly failing. adds more context to the way that dan was so fond last week when he talked about phil injuring himself with it
  • he doesn’t like killing animals, and always finds a way to trap them and throw them outside 
  • when someone asks him to give them a nickname and he comes up with, ‘ma more like mars expedition’.. wtf he’s adorable
  • kath could ‘open a brownie farm’ PHIL PLS 
  • ‘stop calling me dad though bc it’s inappropriate,’ he says with a barely concealed smile as he complies with everyone’s wishes to clean them. why does he love being called dad i need to lie down 
  • traditional lester thing is to get fish and chips when they’re all together
  • his sheer excitement about wonder woman was amazing omg. ‘she kicks so much butt but she has a personality and more movies should be made with a woman as the main character like that’ yAS phil 
  • thoughts on chris pine: he originally jst says he’s ‘funny’ but then when someone in the chat says ‘chris pine is fricking hot,’ he basically agrees and adds that he is ‘distracting’ and ‘radiating out of his face … what is that face? how do you achieve such a face?’ fucking amazing.
  • he always finds coins that are from 1997 lmao only he would notice that and think it’s some secret conspiracy by the universe jst to fuck with him
  • this week’s beauty tips:
    • change your face wash every 3-4 months because your face gets used to it. also you might want your face to smell like something different (his face currently smells of tree sap)
    • don’t spray hair spray directly into your mouth bc it tastes really bad and probably isn’t good for your health
    • drink lots of water (again)
    • put tea bags on your eyes and the caffeine will make you feel more energized and also you’ll look beautiful with teabags on your eyes
  • i’m certain that phil giggling, ‘but they’ve seen it from space and it’s a globe!’ single-handedly debunked the flat earth conspiracy
  • he goes ‘poot’ when he sprays febreze,,,, jesus christ. also of course he had a vanilla cupcake scented air freshener once,,,, have i mentioned that i am so fucking in love with phil jesUS 
  • his spon of dan’s vid was interesting to me, he kind of seemed to think of it at the very last moment even after he’d said goodbye to a bunch of people, and focused more on sponning it than sponning his own vid or anything from the gaming channel. he said it was ‘very funny’ which i’ll admit only added to my confusion about the objective or intention of dan’s video bc it didn’t strike me as trying to be comedic in any way. i wonder if phil genuinely found it funny and what he liked about it hahah, i honestly would pay for him to give it an honest review
  • his lil meows at the end before he clicked out were v pure i adore him

ya i love phil, ik it’s breaking news to yall but i really, really do. his live shows are always exactly what i need and he makes me so happy 

(phil live show: giant centipede attack - 6.18.17)

anonymous asked:

48. & 56. From the prompt list. Please

So I’ve changed the name to Betrayal. 

A/N this is heavily unedited. Sorry.

48 – “Maybe you should move your hand.”

56 – “We’re closer than we used to be.”

Warnings – profanity.

Word count: 1154


After spending two and a half years with someone, there’s very little they can do to surprise you. Shawn and I are no exception to this rule. Ninety percent of the time I knew exactly what he was thinking before he even had to say it. We were at the stage of finishing each other’s sentences that drove our friends absolutely mad. But still, there was that ten percent of Shawn that was still a mystery to me. That ten percent that somehow managed to surprise me.

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Riley: Ever since the day after Cultural Day, when you found out you might have a new ancestry, I started reading about it. Because I love you. And I would always want to know who you are. Merry Christmas, Farkle. Happy Hannekuh. Happy everything.

Smackle: Ever since I’ve known you, you’ve never stopped trying to put yourself back together. I wanted to get you something to let you know that you’ve done a great job, and it’s okay to work on something else.

Zay: “A young lady speaks in a gentle tone and never raises her voice.” Your voice is my favorite thing about you—that’s why i crossed all these things out. That’s why I changed them to the funny things you do that I like. Because I know you’re working on stuff. But I never want you to forget who you are. What makes you wonderful.

Auggie: You gave Maya back to her family. Even though it was hard for you, and you wanted to keep her for yourself. You gave her the gift that would make her truly happy. I don’t have to [tell her]. She already knows.

Me:

Hello guys!! How’s your Monday? I hope you’re doing great!  (U*òωó*)ンオ❤
Soooo yesterday was my birthday! I really had fun thanks to my family and friends  (*ò∀⊂*) キャッ 

Actually I felt really sad at first. None of my friends or teammates wished me a happy birthday  ゚(゚ノДó*゚)゚。  I thought that they forgot about it until suddenly they surprised me by came to my house and brought me so many gifts, cakes and another foods ∑ (〃òдó〃;;; ) Even kurokocchi, momoicchi and aominecchi came yay (人*ò∀<*) The cake on my picture was from them. It was really delicious  ( b*ゝ∀ó*)☆

I also got so many gifts (and more cakes) today too so thank you very much! I’ll treasure it forever (*っ>ω<)っ Now I’m heading to gym for practice. Wish me luck  ε= ε= ε= (◞ ò∀ó*)◞

The Little One - Bucky Barnes x Reader

Originally posted by moon-saph

Requested by csigeoblue

A/N: I really hope you like this one! Thank you for requesting, I hope it’s what you wanted.


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*Commissions OPENNNN*

Commission Status- ***COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN*** as of 4/3/17

Its that time of year again. Actually no its not, I just have some time on my hands and need more moolah because I eat too much food. Help fill my belly and hit me up with your artistic needs, be them fanart ideas, family portraits, original characters, pretty much anything. Andddddd personalized art makes for a great gift *nudge nudge wink wink*

Here’s my current pricing guide, with some examples. Let me know if you have any questions. Remember, space is limited, so collect you idea, scrape together some cash, and shoot me a message if you’re interested!   

Line art bust- $8

Full body line art-$10

Bust colored - $17

Full body colored - $20

Additional characters (lines)- +$5

Additional characters (colored)- +$7

Adding backgrounds gets complicated, so we’d have to discuss pricing if you’re interested in that. However, any piece that’s colored I’ll add something simple in the background to just take up some of the negative space, unless you want it just white.

And I’ve started taking environment illustrations too. If you need a background for a film, or your own art, hit me up for those too.

I take Paypal, Venmo and checks, and if none of those work, we can talk it out.

Short comics are fun too, those prices can vary a lot based on length, detail etc. but they are on the table, as an option.

And I sell stickers of any of my pre-existing art for $5, or you can commission a sticker for $7.

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MY GIFT! (so sorry it aint coloured and detailed…. I’m a horrible friend indeed… sorry guys)

For my beloved family and Great Friends I’ve met!

Neko Rules: Fag Owner, ChinChin, Ryz, @malcolmnot1466, Ghini and Zekkou. Thank you so much for the love and care you gave me when I first came into this wonderful GC you made! For all the ups and down thank you for being there when I needed y'all there. LOVE YOU ALL!!!

The Cuties: (DON’T DENY IT!!!!) @bonnieproductions, @pancakesmage, @thesmolandmighty, @hostghost84, @nelly-the-dog, @okamix397, @thefirewolfyt48, @meeperspeeperslovecandy. Don’t deny it that you guys aren’t cute because you guys are cute and I can tell dagnabit XD. Mom ajd beloved sisters thank you for evrything you’ve done for me! You guys are the sweetest people I’ve ever met in my life today! And I thank you for everything you did for me and everyone you care! I love you guys!

Famous Artist! : ROLL THE RED CARPET CAUSE HERE COME THE FAMOUS PEOPLE COMIMG!!!! @meeperspeeperslovecandy, @jokublog, @jayyyonnaise, @starlumen, @hostghost84, @nekophy, @jayyyonnaise, @trashy-artzy-me YOU GUYS ARE MY INSPIRATION IN DRAWING GUYS! AND I THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARDWORK AND EFFORT YOU DID ON YOUR ARTS AND ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSES GUYS! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR INSPIRING ME AND EVERYONE YOU HAVE INSPIRED!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH (that dab trashy XD)

The Meme Crew! : OH SHIT WADDUP HERE COME THAT GROUPPPPP! @karimakuzuki, @gaysushiuwu, @unreal-bloger, @square-catz, @glitcho0, @annamarya100, @pancakesmage, @malcolmnot1466!!! THANK YOU MY GOOD OL'E BUDDIES AND SISTERS AND BROTHERS! I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH WITH ALL MY HEART AND IM GLAD THAT I MET YOU ALL MAN!!! YOU GUYS SHOWERED ME WITH LOVE ESPECIALLY YOU WOLF AND ANDA! I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH THAT IM GOING TO HAVE DIABETES BECAUSE OF THIS XD

THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MY BELOVED FAMILY!

I am happy when I eat fresh fruit, when I burst out laughing, when I discover a new song, when I finish a good book, when I wake up and feel relaxed. I’m glad to have friends, family, a home, food when I’m hungry, hot water when I shower. I love being able to live and see the seasons change, to have gifts at Christmas and at my birthday, to travel sometimes, to have a good education and a great access to culture. I’m flattered when people compliment me, when peole smile at me, when people are polite to me. There are so many things that make life so simple and easy and I will always think about them more than all the bad things that will happen to me. I do not have time to be sad every day and ungrateful; I have every reason in the world to be happy.
—  A few reasons why I’ll always prefer living by elsablt

Sally Mann ‘Immediate Family’

Over twenty years ago, Sally Mann published Immediate Family (Aperture), a book of photographs of her children playing on their family farm in Virginia, which was called “disturbing” by the New York Times and “degenerate” by the Wall Street Journal. The children were often nude, as the secluded farm was miles away from strangers, and the children’s poses, innocent to her eyes, deeply disturbed many who saw them.

She said she and her children, collaborators, were trying to tell a story of growing up. “We tell it all without fear and without shame.” Later she said, “The fact is that these are not my children; they are figures on silvery paper slivered out of time… . These are not my children with ice in their veins, these are not my children at all; these are children in a photograph.”

At times she sounded defensive, at times uncertain why there was controversy at all. She had not prepared a standard response because she did not expect many people to see these photographs, much less for the pictures to become a cultural lighting rod.

Mann had been publishing small books with limited print runs, of interest to photography collectors and specialists, and imagined this body of work would reach a similar audience. But it was published in the midst of culture wars over government funding of “pornographic art” by artists like Robert Mapplethorpe, who also photographed nudes. It was a moment of intense interest in the propriety of art; transgression was seen as an existential threat to the moral fabric of American society. Compounding this problem, and inviting an additional slew of criticism and outrage, was the fact that she was a mother.

Several photographs showed her children in apparent danger. Critics felt a good mother would have removed them from peril rather than pausing to photograph them. This was seen as evidence of Mann’s lack of maternal instincts. It is a testament to the strength of her work that the reality of the photographs went unquestioned. It was somehow forgotten that this was art.

As Immediate Family was reissued this year to coincide with the publication of Mann’s memoir, we now have the gift of a greater context for the genesis of these photographs, what they meant to her, and the effect they had on her family.

“How I love those, children. And how I fear for them. And how real those fears can become, in just an instant. Right before my eyes,” she writes. The photographs were her talisman against harm. When she feared great danger to her children, and that danger was averted, she would recreate her fear for the camera as if this could somehow prevent it from coming true. She describes this process as feeling “like some urgent bodily demand.”

Through a window, she watched her five year old daughter Jessie play with a doll on a tire swing. Then Jessie disappeared. She asked neighbors to help scour the woods, calling out her name. She feared her daughter had drowned. “I stuck to the creek edge,” she writes, “certain I’d see a flash of gingham, of white sock and patent leather Mary Janes in the water.”

Her son’s school secretary called to say Jessie had only walked down the road to visit her brother. The next day, Mann put a dress on her son and posed him as a drowned girl, face down in a pond on their farm, titling the photograph The Day Jessie Got Lost. “I prayed it would protect us from any such sight, ever,” she writes.

When her son Emmett was hit by a car, she ran into the road and held him as he bled from the head. Onlookers assumed he was dead. After he recovered, she tried to photograph him in a way that would capture the feeling of that moment. She chronicles her attempts: a photograph of his bloody sheets in the hospital; his head blurred, as if he might be screaming or shaking off a nightmare; a self-portrait of her face next to the crumpled, blood-stained sheets. None of this worked.

Finally she came upon the right subject: Emmett, nude, alone in a river on their farm. It took a week to make the final photograph, after nearly a hundred iterations: Emmett submerged in water, Emmett holding onto a black rubber inner tube, descending into the river wearing water goggles, standing beneath a broken tree, and at last the final photograph, Emmett touching the water’s surface with his hands, as if to hold it in place, as the river uncontrollably flows past him, inexorably moving away, on toward a bend in the river, and out of sight. “I had tried to exorcise the trauma of the experience by following my own command,” she writes, “to ‘photograph what is important, what is closest to you, photograph the great events of your life.’”

After an article in The New York Times Magazine brought her work to a wider audience, she started receiving disturbing letters, some from victims of child abuse, others from prison inmates. She was especially hurt by letters calling her a bad mother, suggesting the photographs had emotionally damaged her children, and put them at risk of attracting “pedophiles, molesters and serial killers.”

She recalled Oscar Wilde’s response to personal attacks, that “the hypocritical, prudish, and philistine English public, when unable to find the art in a work of art, instead look for the man in it.” But she found different rules applied to a mother.

Until the publication of her memoir, she had not publicly discussed the fact that a man in a nearby state became obsessed with her children, writing their schools to ask for yearbooks, calling the local hospital to request birth certificates. He subscribed to the town paper to read about their ballet recitals and school prizes. When she asked a policeman for advice, he told her to buy a shotgun.

Mann carried a photograph of this man in her wallet for years, fearing he would appear at one of her lectures. She obsessively locked windows, made sure her children were never alone, and asked police for more protection. “We live routinely now with a hitherto unendurable amount of stress,” she wrote a friend, “Each time it ratchets upwards, we adapt to it.” She remained silent, knowing her critics would feel vindicated.

“This year, though,” she wrote in another letter, “the good pictures of the kids might not come. The fear may scare them off. My conviction and belief in the work was so unshakably strong for so many years, and my passion for making it was so undeniable. Now, it is no longer the same: I am frightened of the pictures.”

Questions about the reality of the work, different moral rules for mothers, and voluntary suspension of disbelief, all so vigorously debated in the pages of various journals, could no longer remain academic to Sally Mann. “How can a sentient person of the modern age mistake photography for reality?” she wrote. And yet legions of them did.

But what endangered her children was also a great testament of her love. “She has a hard time letting us know how much she loves us,” said her daughter Jessie, years later. “But I’ve also realized that each one of those photographs was her way of capturing, if not in a hug or a kiss or a comment, how much she cared about us.”

Sally Mann told her students to photograph the great story of their lives. The great story of her life was her adoration of her children, which was entangled with her fear for them. Her photographs of imagined harm were self-portraits of her grave, solemn, vast love. In trying to ward off danger, she inadvertently endangered them, while simultaneously, paradoxically, recording her unbounded devotion. “Unwittingly, ignorantly,” she writes, “I made pictures I thought I could control.” (via)

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QUICK JAMS | SABA

Chicago seems to be in the midst of another musical renaissance these days as young, raw talent such as Chance The Rapper and NONAME are breaking into the music scene with an unwavering force. Part of the new school Chicago pack comes rapper, Saba, who quickly caught our eyes (and ears) this past spring while dominating the House Of Vans stage at SXSW. This young tenacious ball of talent has some major chops to work with, not to mention a contagious amount of energy that fires up the crowd like no other, so you can imagine how excited we were to catch up with him before he took the House Of Vans Brooklyn stage. We’re talking about everything from his humble beginnings mumbling unintelligible lyrics into old cassette tapes, to his first car that inspired an entire album. Get to know Saba after the jump..

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She shuffled towards the table, twisting her hands in front of her. The man grinned at her as she approached. “Well would you look what Buck sent me as a present.” He waved at the barman. “Thanks Buck, I promise I won’t piss on your wall tonight!”

The barman scoffed and turned back to his patrons as he called over his shoulder. “I don’t believe you!”

The man turned his gaze back to Effie. He leaned back and patted his lap. “Well come and sit here, baby, there’s plenty of room.”

Effie grimaced. “Er, no thank you. I wanted to talk about a business proposal with you.”

“A proposal! We getting married already? Ah shit, time for the honeymoon then.” He looped an arm around her waist and pulled her onto his knees and his other hand grabbed her head so he could kiss her firmly, his mouth hard and wet from the whiskey on his lips.

She shrieked and slapped him, leaping off his lap. “No!” She cried, and thwacked him with her bag several times. The rest of the group around the table fell about laughing and the man threw his arms up to defend himself.  “Calm down darlin’, no need to get excited.”

“I am not excited.” She swept her hair back behind her ears and shouldered her bag again. “This was a terrible idea and now I’m leaving.”

He was in front of her before she’d made it to the door. “Where you going, sweetheart? Come on.” He put his arm out to stop her. “So we got off on the wrong foot. Name’s Sully. What’s this business you got for me? It involve cash?”

Effie frowned at him and drew herself up to her full height, though she only came up to his chest. “Yes. But I’m not hiring someone as incorrigible as you. You’re just a - a freeloader. Looking for someone to buy you your next drink.”

“Well shit, that’s a big word. How do you spell that? Come on, I’ll be good. Why do you think Buck sent you to me, huh? You’re not going to find anyone better around here. So what do you need?”

She tried to scowl but he looked smiling and cheerful now and much less predatory, and if this was the best a few coins could get her she loathed to think who else there was to hire. “Do you know much about the Mayan calendars?”

“Hard pass.”

“Oh we’ll be here all day. I’m looking for one, only it’s not a calendar it’s a star map, and it’s supposed to be up the Amazon -”

“Ok, hold it. I don’t know much about your calendar things but this is way too far south for the Maya.”

She sighed, exasperated. “It was supposed to be given as a gift to another tribe and passed South and then along the river. It’s a map to what could be one of the greatest archaeological finds in recent years.”

Sully raised an eyebrow and looked her slowly up and down. “And it’s going to be found…by you. What are you, like 18?”

“I’m 21,” she sniffed. “And no one’s found it yet because the only book about it has been in my family for generations. It’s just a myth to everyone else.”

“So you’re a baby with a book. Great. How much do you pay?”