my resolution for next year is to post more and actually talk to all of you

I’m feeling a little salty today

Below is all just my opinion, so please take it as such.

I think it’s no secret that I am very angry and bitter about S4 of BBC Sherlock. I think that although I do not believe in a S5 that I have been accommodating to friends that do and supportive of those who still wish to write meta and look for clues in the show. Most of the posts I’ve seen from non believes have been of the same mindset, they don’t believe there’s more, but more power to those that do. So I’m really not sure why those of us that salt get so looked down upon, we keep our feelings to our own posts. I have never once gone on someone’s meta and written that I do not agree and think they’re crazy, BUT I’ve had tin hatters come on MY posts to tell me how wrong I am.

So, let me explain why I feel this way. And if anyone other than @lediona25 reads this, then I’ll be surprised ;-)

I’ll say right off the bat, who fucking knows what Moffitss plan. Do they want to do more Sherlock? Fuck if I know. If there really is some secret plan, their two main actors don’t seem that into it. Two men who used to love to talk about the show now either brush off questions, or in Martin’s case I’m not even sure I’ve heard him say a word about S4 after it aired. That all looks REALLY BAD for the future of the show.

Now Dracula flops and Mofftiss come running back to do S5 of Sherlock sometime in the next 5 years, I see one of two things happening:

1. We leave from where we left off or sometime in the near future. The boys don’t live together. John is raising Rosie but we never see her. They solve crimes. John still has that stupid wedding ring on. RIP in Mary you asshole. With or without more gay subtext, who knows?!

2. The whole thing (S4, since TAB, before that??) is a gosh darn dream or coma or whatever, SURPRISE Moffitss think they’re so clever. And actors who have aged (Martin quite like a fine wine, damn boy) try to play themselves 5 years ago, lots of heavy make up to cover laughter lines etc. We get stuck seeing Mary again as she comes back for The Past. Still no guarantee of Johnlock bliss. Probably more subtext and mirrors *heavy sigh*

NOW if the whole mind palace/dream/blog theory happen I’ll be super happy for folks rooting for it. BUT for me, and a lot of other folks, that’s just really bad writing/story telling. Like, that’s not a win to me. The time to end all this subtext bullshit was now not 5 years from now. To come back years later and all of S4 was a dream, god what a waste. Why not just write a good S4? Why the need for all the subtext and mirrors? Why not just write something GOOD for fucks sake???

And, for me, it’s important to actually enjoy what I’m watching. TAB was all MP and I loved it, it was entertaining, it was about John and Sherlock, no stupid fucking separation, minimal Mary, it felt like it had a point. S4 was awful to watch. It was not enjoyable. You can load up all the subtext and mirrors you want, but if your shit isn’t entertaining/interesting to watch, all that shit doesn’t matter. Honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of S3 either, but I THOUGHT S4 would explain it all. Which we all know now, it didn’t. More questions no answers. That’s not entertaining television. That’s Mofftiss wanting to have All The Cliffhangers and give none of the resolution.

So, in conclusion: I again say meta away if you want. But don’t talk shit/down to those of us who are mad. We are more than allowed to be pissed and to say we’re pissed. I gave years and my heart to this mess only to have Mofftiss stomp on it with glee. They can kiss my pug’s ass.


❛ you inability to learn complicated handshakes is tearing this gang apart ❜
❛ i hope no one lowkey hates me. highkey hate me. hate me with every fiber of your being. go big or go home ❜
❛ my style isn’t even my style, i can’t afford my actual style ❜
❛ i feel like everyone has a teacher from high school that they’d 100% fight ❜
❛ i don’t mean to interrupt people i just randomly remember things and get really excited, i’m sorry ❜
❛ sir, you cannot name your son ‘Papa_Roach_Scars.mp3’ we just won’t allow it ❜
❛ if you asked me what my sexuality was, i couldn’t give you a straight answer ❜
❛ i just wanna wear lingerie, smell like lavender, and have soft skin ❜
❛ yabba dabba done with your shit ❜
❛ 5 years ago i was a fucking mess and now i’m a fucking mess but at peace with it and with a cooler fashion sense ❜
❛ the only reason i’m staying in school is so i can provide for my future ❜
❛ occupation: sleepiest girl on the planet ❜
❛ true friendship is willfully making someone’s emotional devastation over fictional characters worse ❜
❛ (not so) breaking news: i’m sad again and everyone’s tired of hearing about it ❜
❛ my new year’s resolution is to stop ❜
❛ people keep posting ‘what’s REALLY in your food’ articles like i’m gonna stop eating whatever it’s about lmao listen, death is coming. death is coming. pass me a hot dog ❜
❛ do you sometimes wonder why you have weird friends but then you snap and realize that you’re as weird as them ❜
❛ have you ever met someone who’s smile looks like it could make flowers grow ❜
❛ is ‘no’ an emotion because i feel it ❜
❛ i wanna be the one girl who looks really cute but also gives off the vibe that she could snap your neck if you disrespect her like is that possible for me ❜
❛ concept: me, having friends and being liked by people ❜
❛ the human body has 7 trillion nerves and some people manage to get on every single fucking one of them ❜
❛ replace my heart with another liver so i can drink more and care less ❜
❛ i need a hug and six months of sleep ❜
❛ good morning i’m obsessed with being loved ❜
❛ don’t come back when you realize that i’m rare ❜
❛ i’m stuck in between ‘i really wanna meet new people’ and ‘why can’t everyone leave me the fuck alone’ ❜
❛ can you believe some people meet each other and just hit it off right off the bat and just… date??? and fall in love? ?? that sounds fake ? ? ? ❜
❛ painfully average looking with a great sense of humor and always down to get drunk ❜
❛ people are always like ‘are you a morning person or a night person’ and i’m just like… buddy, i’m barely even a person ❜
❛ you ever talk to a stupid boy to pass time? ❜
❛ don’t talk to me or my 78 insecurities ever again ❜
❛ i’ll always have a soft spot for you ❜
❛ i hate being tickled. i do not think it’s cute, i do not think it’s funny. i will kick you in the fucking face ❜
❛ you inability to learn complicated handshakes is tearing this gang apart ❜
❛ there’s no blood in my veins anymore it is coffee and broken dreams ❜
❛ i’ll pay you $7 to have a crush on me ❜
❛ i’m a hopeless romantic… emphasis on hopeless ❜
❛ i deal with my personal problems the same way i study for tests… i don’t ❜
❛ half of me is a hopeless romantic and the other half of me is, well, an asshole ❜
❛ my biggest problem is i don’t like, do shit ❜
❛ how am i supposed to be productive when netflix just automatically plays the next episode for you? ❜
❛ a girls sleepy voice is probably the cutest thing that has ever existed on this earth ❜
❛ at like a really specific time at night i feel like i wanna fall in love or some shit but then i wake up and i’m ok again ❜
❛ i’d really like to be taken out tbh. in a date way or a sniper way. i have no preference ❜
❛ i don’t need alcohol to make bad decisions ❜
❛ i want to be one of those people who does yoga and eats berries for breakfast, but i’m one of those people who stays in bed until 4 pm and eats pizza ❜
❛ why are there waiting lists for preschools?!?! babies are small!!!! 800 could fit in one room, just stack them ❜
❛ raise your hand if you are scared shitless about the future yet couldn’t care less at the same time ❜
❛ i hate being the stereotypical emo bitch, but life sux, my dude ❜
❛ i wanna learn how to throw knives so i can throw ‘em like real close and graze somebody to let them know to shut the fuck up ❜
❛ my heart says yes but my mom says no ❜
❛ if we are ever invaded by aliens and they wanna destroy earth and whatever that’s fine, but leave old friends senior dog sanctuary out of it ❜
❛ i don’t want to get involved in the drama, i just wanna know 103% of the information on what happened ❜
❛ if i had the power to control time i would probably just use it to sleep more ❜
❛ guess who got shit done today….. not me lmao but congrats to somebody out there ❜
❛ i promise i’m a lot nicer than my ‘walking to class’ face would lead you to believe ❜
❛ why spend money on booze when i can get fucked up by conspiracy theories for free? ❜
❛ binge watching is great until you run out of the show and have to start watching it weekly like some sort of medieval peasant ❜
❛ merry crisis, everyone ❜
❛ my whole life is the one episode of friends where ross drinks all those margaritas and keeps telling everyone that he’s fine when he clearly isn’t fine ❜
❛ i’m a huge supporter of things which annoy misogynistic rich white men ❜
❛ kinda wanna go on a date, kinda wanna get hit by a truck too ❜
❛ do i even have a sexuality at this point or is it literally just ‘oh yes i’d kiss you’ ❜
❛ not interested dot com forward slash you ❜
❛ napping together is my kind of date ❜
❛ i’m trying to stop being a hater but it’s just so hard when there are so many things that need my hate ❜
❛ i need to stop imagining things i’d say in interviews if i was ever famous because i am not ❜
❛ guess who got their life together!!!!! …not me, but someone probably has ❜
❛ concept: the worst is over. everything’s gonna be okay now ❜
❛ me, giving your eulogy at your funeral: ‘we are gathered here today to mourn a friend, a relative, a companion and a loved one, and to kinkshame them one last time’ ❜
❛ one day i will take a really good selfie and you will be sorry….. you will all be sorry ❜
❛ i was so ugly in 2008 because i didn’t care about my looks, i cared about the jonas brothers ❜
❛ i’m the whole package: bitter AND petty ❜
❛ my life is that awkward walk/jog you do in front of a car when you’re crossing the street ❜
❛ i use sarcasm because flat out telling you you’re a fucking moron is considered inappropriate and is frowned upon and i was raised better than that ❜
❛ my aesthetic is looking really tired even when i’ve had enough sleep and having a lot of bad habits and responding poorly to criticism ❜
❛ yes you’re allowed to have other friends, you just have to love me more ❜
❛ i just want to be somewhere warm and making questionable decisions ❜
❛ i don’t have plans for tonight or the rest of my life if you want to have a drink or get married ❜
❛ screenshots don’t scare me, i know what the fuck i said ❜
❛ ‘you’re kind of annoying’ kind of? kind of??? excuse me. excuse you. i am fully annoying. i am very annoying. there’s nothing half-assed half-hearted ‘kind of’ about it ❜
❛ *jumps over hole in sidewalk* yeah you could say i’m pretty fucking athletic ❜
❛ i don’t ‘dress to impress’ i dress to depress. i wanna look so good that people hate themselves ❜
❛ sorry, i couldn’t hear you over my internal monologue ❜
❛ valentine’s day is coming up, i don’t know what to buy myself ❜
❛ you’re really cute and it’s ruining my life because i think about kissing you all the time ❜
❛ ‘dude, i’m wasted’ and by wasted, i’m talking about my wasted potential because i’m a lazy piece of shit ❜
❛ i may be a terrible person but at least i say please and thank you and use my fucking blinker ❜
❛ is it too late to try to be myspace famous ❜
❛ ask him if he’s good with his hands, then when he comes over, make him put together ikea furniture ❜
❛ if a woman’s hand is steady enough to put on winged eyeliner then it’s steady enough to stab you in the heart ❜
❛ please don’t get tired of me ❜
❛ finals? fuck a final. gone girl myself. ❜
❛ i really thought quick sand was going to be a bigger issue in life when i was little ❜
❛ i’m so tired of not being a multimillionaire ❜
❛ why must the cute ones (me) suffer ❜
❛ nasa actually stands for ‘not any straight aliens.’ gayliens are real and out there ❜
❛ not to be bitter or anything but i hope everyone that has ever hurt me is absolutely miserable ❜
❛ my mind says college, but my heart says isolated sheep herder in iceland ❜
❛ i am an adult oh god make it stop ❜

( you can find the other three parts here: 1, 2, 3 )

PLL 7x17 Driving Miss Crazy - Thoughts

- LOVED the episode. Entertaining from start to finish! Look, we all knew that “answers every week” is bullshit. I say this every week, but we’ve waited so many years, so we can wait 3 more weeks. So let’s just set aside the fact that we get no answers and just appreciate the fast pace and lack of fillers. I’m glad that the build up to the almighty answers-episode is fun. Season 7 really is the best season to date in my opinion.

- This episode should’ve been called Mona Mania, instead of that season 3 episode! She owned this episode. I won’t even list everything she did that justifies her walking around town with a crown on her head. You know all the reasons. Just every Mona scene was so damn entertaining.

- NO ALI!!! Instant success!!! It felt like a good old season 4 episode. I say this a lot but Ali still feels like the outsider to the group. The dynamics just work better with Spencer, Hanna, Aria and Emily. I love those 4 together. Ali still doesn’t fit in the group, in my eyes. I might feel like that because we had 4 whole seasons with just the 4 of them so I’m too used to it and I never adapted to the change properly when she came back in 5A. No hate on Sasha, but I’m just not a fan of Ali’s character, I’ve always thought they ruined her once she came back from the dead. This episode just had great vibes without her, just like 713.

- Hastings drama was on point. Nolan is doing an amazing job playing Peter.

- We did it! Another thing this Tumblr community guessed right: Aria was filing a police report against Ezra during the time she found out he was writing a book. It’s a shame they’re not going further and doing the abortion story, but I still like this.

- MARY!! Welcome back. I actually feel sorry for her. I think she’s the most misunderstood character ever in PLL history.

- I did really enjoy the plot twist that Peter and Jessica were planning to kill Mary but she intercepted and killed Jessica. Self defence. I never saw that coming. It doesn’t change the final outcome that Mary killed Jessica, but it’s a nice additional layer to the overall story to show just how complex this mystery is. I appreciated and enjoyed that unnecessary layer. 

- Ezra pisses me off SO MUCH. He’s so blind. He’s so stupid. Just like last week, he thinks everything is about him. “You still don’t trust me because I wrote a book?” UMMMM NO???? Two weeks ago (PLL timeline) Hanna was abducted and EVERYONE, including Ezra, got a message from someone named AD, and the twin of a dead woman rocked up in town. Why has Ezra forgotten all of this??? Does he think AD just packed up and went home?? Does he think Hanna’s abduction was just a prank gone wrong and that all the messages about ‘find Hanna before it’s too late’ was just for fun? He saw ‘Hanna’ hanging from ropes in the bell tower, and he thinks the thing bothering Aria is trust issues from 6 years ago? Open your eyes Ezra. Someone is messing with your fiancé again. Not everything is about you.

- On a positive note I did appreciate his comments about regret with the book situation. I know that was very sincere. But get a hold of reality. Aria’s change of mood is not about you, ffs. 

- Did that shirt from Radley belong to Spencer’s twin? Idk, just something to think about.

- The fact that AD is trying to break apart the Hastings house feels like AD has a vendetta against the Hastings. Perhaps, Twincer is angry they adopted Spencer but not herself? Revenge?

- Spencer’s numberplate was CHD. I know we shouldn’t be looking into this stuff because not once have these had meaning, but, I couldn’t help but think back to Charles DiLaurentis.

- Thank god the musical number was short. I mean, I enjoyed it, and Janel can sing, but it did feel a bit random and out of nowhere. Perhaps that’s because I was so immersed in the episode and enjoying it so much, that when that came on, the pace was ruined out of nowhere. But judging it for what it is, standalone, it was cool! I don’t understand Lucy’s comments that all the girls were in it? Were they, and I just didn’t see them? haha

- I’m surprised Spencer hasn’t pieced together that Aria is doing this. The earring… bringing dinner then leaving? I don’t know about you guys but not once in my entire life have I driven to my friends house to drop off dinner for them and then leave? That’s just weird. Some might say it’s a polite gesture… and it is, but it’s weirdly polite. No one does that?? “Hey I brought you dinner! Ok I’m going now!” wtf?

- Can Marco just arrest them already!? They’re dwindling on this story for too long. Too much talking, not enough action.

- The episode felt incomplete. I don’t like how they’re dragging on a few storylines into the next episode, such as Aria’s reward (we know it was her files… but I wanted to actually read them in detail) and the doctor’s ID. Those storylines were the stories of THIS episode. Episode 17 was about THOSE things - they should’ve got total resolution, to define the episode and say “episode 17 revolved around these things”. I was just waiting for them to say Wren’s name (in regards to the doctor who did the procedure). And it never came. This episode should’ve had just one more reveal of sorts. And I don’t like that they didn’t just reveal things then and there. Oh and also the puzzle pieces… I thought with 2 more pieces, we’d get a better idea of what the pieces are forming. But no. So that was a tiny bit disappointing, that Aria did all that work and she/we still didn’t really get much out of it.

- That ending confirmed for me that Mona is not AD. It’s too obvious. I know CeCe was obvious because they literally showed her in a hoodie… but this is different. This is too close to the finale. I don’t believe Mona is AD. Instead, Mona wants to win the liars’ trust back so she’s working to solve the game, rather than administer the game to them. Also she is saving their assess by taking the shovels/potential evidence - it’s good not bad. Unfortunately this all comes back to Mona dying in the finale. She’ll get way too close to AD’s identity, and then AD will kill her. Thankfully, the girls will pickup where Mona left off and end it themselves. Then, they’ll realise they couldn’t have done it without Mona. So sad, but it’s a great story arc especially for a series finale.

- Caleb’s talk about Hanna to Ashley was adorable. That was a really well done scene. I loved their tent scene with the rings and Hanna bringing the bottle because she anticipated Caleb would say “yes I meant those words”. We all know the writers chose a tent because that’s where they spent their first night - I like that attention to detail. Terrible song choice… oh my gosh. Why not just use the same song as 1x19 (I think that was the episode?) Nostalgia always sells.

- Overall, my second favourite episode this season! 8.5/10. I really did like it. Again, I’ve gotten over the fact that we don’t get answers every episode. It was a lie, yes, but I’m not going to sit here and whinge when the answers are just 3 weeks away anyway. I’m just taking the episodes for what they are, disregarding all comments from writers, and I’m loving the ride. Fast paced, good writing, amazing mystery/story. Decent romance too - coming from someone who only watches for mystery, they’re doing well. I honestly would’ve rated this a 10/10 episode if they just went that extra mile and revealed the doctor’s name (Wren), showed us Aria’s reward properly AND give us insight into what the puzzle pieces are forming. The episode felt incomplete that they started stories this episode and never resolved them completely. But nonetheless, it was amazing. No Ali definitely contributed to that ;) 8.5 might seem high for an episode with no answers, but I was entertained from start to finish, no fillers, decent romance, really good mystery… can’t say much bad other than it feeling incomplete. This was an episode of PLL doing what it does best. IF ONLY THEY JUST GAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE IN THE FINAL MINUTES.

EDIT: SORRY I MEAN DONOR - NOT DOCTOR. It’s 2.30am right now, and I just finished watching the episode. I was going to watch it in the morning but I stayed up to get this post out - I always get messages asking when my thoughts post will be up!

Shingeki no Kyojin chapter 94 review (+ theories)

Too bad June means I’ll be busy till the end of the month but… finally… This is the chapter that concluded volume 23: a volume specifically dedicated to Marley, with mentions from the inhabitants of Paradis.

In this chapter, we’re back to Rebellio: the internment zone confining all Eldians from Paradis. 

That chapter certainly didn’t end up in a whole cliffhanger, but more like as a comparison between children’s lives on Paradis and outside of Paradis. We also got more details about two things: the lifestyle of an Eldian family inside the walls, present-time, and the birth of the present warrior generation.

  1. Falco
  2. The mysterious man
  3. The comeback
  4. Gabi and the Braun family
  5. Reiner’s past

I doubt this is going to be as long as last review, but there’s still a couple of points worth elaborating. As always, follow me under the cut.

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Shklance - The most fun when it’s all three of us

I saw the post @fonbella made a few days ago about how most of the voltron poly fics are nsfw, and that it sucks major ass, (I tried finding the post but couldn’t,,,,,) and I agreed 100% and immediately came up with like 100 ideas for nice innocent stuff. This is the one I liked the best. Read more because it got a little long, or read on ao3

“He-llo YouTube!” Lance smiled brightly at the camera, giving his signature wink and finger guns. The lights were all set, his room properly organized, everything was exactly like it always was when he sat down to film another video… Except for one little fact. He had unusual guests today. Emphasis on unusual, because he often had guests over. Other YouTubers, friends, his little sisters, even his mother at one point.

But today… He glanced to the side, where his two boyfriends, Keith and Shiro stood out of camera shot and waited for his signal. Today was special.

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Don’t get spooked.

Where’s the heck is the demo, kiddo?

Hey guys! I apologize for the silence, I’ve just been working really hard on polishing the game and I’m here to clear some things up regarding the upcoming demo. 

 Initially the demo along with the KS campaign was meant to come out by the end of September. However, now it’s obvious that hasn’t happened yet. I’ve decided after an initial review of me playing (what i thought was the final) demo, there were still a lot of things missing/incomplete/unpolished. 

 I realize I can’t half ass this preview compared to the other alphas I’ve been releasing because this is the demo that will show what we’re capable of. so I’m going to delay the launch of the KS campaign along with the demo. 

 It definitely frustrates me as much as you guys that are patiently waiting for the demo. But I’ll be working hard for a while trying to get this thing to what I believe is at an acceptable quality for the next and possibly final alpha.

 I hope you understand. Thank you.

(i didn’t realize it has been almost 2 months since my last post god damn i’m so sorry for being so silent)

In any case, I have been working on the game all this time. So lets post something more progress related. I have a lot to share but I will split this into multiple posts so I don’t make a giant wall of text (it’s big enough as it is).

I’ve revisited the aircraft nozzles. They should look a lot better now.

Turns out modelling them individually and animating it is much easier than adding details through textures. Now I don’t have to worry about UV space for the nozzles and they look ten times better than usual. while occupying around 50% the amount of UV space they took originally. However it does come at a cost with tri-count, but then again all the things I model are relatively low poly to current industry standards.

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Locker Neighbours (Calum Hood Imagine) - Part 4

Summary: It’s been a month since the conversation they had at the barbecue where things went sour.

Requested: yes, I’ve taken so fkn long to update this butttttttt i had to finish this 

Warnings: swearing + talks of sex/manipulative relationships

A/N: this is trash, sorry for not posting last week ive been in such a shit mood recently. ill post something with some type of quality soon, i put this up just to give you guys something plus its been in my drafts for time x

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4 (here)


A month. A whole damn month of awkward glances in lessons and school halls, but those don’t compete with his ability to avoid me at as much as possible. I’m angry at Calum and there’s no doubt about that; how could he just confess his feelings then do nothing about it? Sure, maybe I’m being unreasonable, but it’s not like he can go back and change the past or hide it forever.

“Y/N!” Michael exclaims, bringing me out my salty thoughts on a situation that currently has no resolution. “Yeah?” I casually respond as though I haven’t been ignoring him for the past minute or so. “You literally need to grow a pair and go talk to him first so that you can stop ignoring me while I talk to you.” He rolls his eyes at me. “How about you grow a pair and sort shit out with Sasha?” I snap back, using his own words against him. “How do you know I haven’t?” He sassily states. “Have you?” I raise an eyebrow. “Well, if by ‘sort shit out’ you mean, 'hey Sasha you look nice today’ and she replies 'fuck off clifford’, then yeah I sorted it out.” He proudly states. “You’re a lost cause.” As those words left my mouth, Calum walked past, his eyes locking with mine for a split second before quickly diverting to the snake he continues to pretend to love as she harshly drags him through the cafeteria to their prestige little table.


“Glance at her one more time and I swear to-” “What more do you want from me you bitch?” I hiss at Naomi who shoots lasers at me through her eyes. “You’re walking on a fine line, I suggest you watch your tongue before I-” “Do it,” I affirm. “Tell my parents, I’m done. You’ve pushed me around so much more for the past month and I can’t take it anymore. I already fucked up my chances with Y/N, now I can’t even look at her? What’s next, huh? You don’t want me breathing the same air as her?” I raise my voice, our friends- correction, her friends, beginning to listen in on our conversation. “Calum, you’re speaking loud.” She acknowledges, attempting to cover up her embarrassment by hiding behind her hair. “By tomorrow everyone will know, so don’t worry. Whatever this is, we’re done.” As I attempt to walk away, the psycho grabs onto my wrist and digs her long nails into my wrist. “You’re making a very big mistake, Calum.” “I made a very big mistake when I first dated you. Don’t ever grab me like I’m your possession.” I snap, yanking my wrist away from her grasp and storming off.

I couldn’t decide whether I should’ve spoken to my parents first or Y/N, yet by the time school had ended, I had no choice but to speak to my parents since Y/N was nowhere to be seen.

What if Naomi had already told my parents?

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238 (no, I’m not kidding) Captain Swan canon and au fics. It will be updated regularly. [updated: 25.01]

SEASON 2 (ish)


  • Trust and Hope - M - Word Count: 18,461 -  Emma never left Killian on the beanstalk, and he never went back to Cora. Bonus: Emma kissed Killian. Follow their journey as they attempt to get back to Storybrooke, and what happens if they do.

  • I’m Not Done With You - T - Word Count: 21,094 -  After two weeks have passed and Killian hasn’t been seen anywhere in town, Emma takes it into her own hands to find the missing pirate.

  • Ten Hours - E - Word Count: 11,110 - When Hook arrivs in Storybrooke (in Season 2), he tracks down Emma Swan, who owes him ten hours after leaving him atop a beanstalk.

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Long Way Round - Part 11

Hey everyone!! I’m trying to do better about posting so here’s the next part! Only I almost didn’t want to post this one because I don’t think you guys will like it :( There’s a little more drama ahead for Finn and Rae before a resolution can be reached!!

Anyway, hope you like it… thanks for reading!


Part 11:

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anonymous asked:

First of you've the most wonderful Kalafina's site. I visit multiple times a day. Thanks for all the wonderful things you updated related to the three wonderful ladies. Now my question is about Keiko - why you do or many other fans think she is gay? Would love your long essay on this or anyone else thought on it. Since I also shared your love of Keiko and WaKei - anything involving them would be most welcome. One cannot get enough of Kalafina so don't stop the spam. Thanks for your hard work

I HAVE NO EXCUSES WHATSOEVER!!! I FEEL SO ASHAMED! PLEASE FORGIVE ME! THIS TOOK A MILLION YEARS! I originally wanted to finish some translations before getting to this ask and then real life crept up on me and kept me pretty busy. For whatever reason, this post got lost in my drafts and I only rediscovered it a couple of days ago. I AM SO VERY SORRY!!!

I have so many unfinished posts in my draft section, it’s crazy, it’s downright embarrassing, I really need to get my shit together. Anyways, let’s finally get to your ask!!!

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Thank you so much!!! This message made me incredibly happy! You have no idea!

VERY TRUE, there can never be enough Kalafina in this world ^_^ I honestly see it as my personal mission to spread the Kalafina love!! If I ever stop spamming you, I’ll either be dead or abducted by aliens.

Also, what an interesting question! While I (and a bunch of other fans) have addressed this topic a couple of times in the past (lookie here! I’ll link to it again later on), I’ve never actually dedicated an entire post to it so thank you so much for asking this! It gives me the opportunity to go all out on the subject and by now all of my followers should know that I have a penchant for writing long ass essays related to Kalafina XD

Before I start, I’d like to mention that our lovely fellow Kalafan @iakrus (who hasn’t been active on tumblr in a VERY long time unfortunately) has already covered this topic quite extensively (to a point where I don’t think my own post will do it justice >_<). She has obviously put a lot of effort into her research and she has found a ton of great sources that provide evidence for her arguments so be sure to check out her thoughts here and here. She has done an incredibly thorough job discussing the matter (addressing each and every important issue) so I might occasionally refer to her in my post (she also discusses the possibility of Yuki Kajiura being gay but that’s not the topic of this ask). All right, now that that is out of the way, let’s get started, shall we? ^_^

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Callout to Michael Wisner aka Deathlylogic

Michael Wisner (not his real name as he claimed himself in the TribeTwelve discord not so long ago) aka Deathlylogic is a manipulative, harmful and abusive person who is known to mole servers and skype groups to screenshot conversations, publicize private information, manipulate minors, threatened people who have outed him for his disgusting behavior towards others, stolen content and claimed it as his own, sent anon hate to anyone that speaks against him or his work and uses personal information to blackmail others.

In my previous post I have added screenshots of him stalking my blog during the month of August when I recieved around 14+ anons. Two people are responsible for these and No.1 is Michael as the stat counter proved.

He does own an iPhone as proven by photos he has posted on his blog.

Michael has been harassing me personally for THREE YEARS.

Keep in mind, this guy is around 20-23 years old or so and he wastes his life harassing someone who has a history with autism, depression, suicide attempts and anxiety.

Thanks to his and anothers little raid of my blog in August, i fucking relapsed after almost a year of not.

His little unproven claim of being “transsexual just for views” is obviously a personal attack. It just proves he’s doing this do get under my skin.

So, Michael, what you’re saying is, if someone is questioning their gender, they cant figure out what they feel comfortable as so they try for awhile until they have the answer, they’re just doing it for views? thats the single most stupidest, offensive bullshit I heard from you. That doubles you calling my former friends girlfriend a cunt.

Yeah, I was at a rough patch. I didnt feel comfortable as a boy and I didnt know who I was. I made my decision after a long time thinking and stayed as I am.

Thats my say against his baseless accusation.

to add to this talk of harassment,

Hes harassed a former friend who has a fucking heart condition.

Another who also has a history with attempts and more to add.

He threatened a former friend of mine after speaking out against him and to add even told him to kill himself.

Michael’s claim against this is that he was drunk.

Where is his cold hard evidence of that?

And even if there was, its not an acceptable excuse for saying such shit.

Examples 1 and 2 (from Davidlikestofilm)

His claim of me sending anon hate is again, false.

In his low res photoshop of screenshots, you’ll see a blacked out area where AUSTRALIA is written next to it.

Underneath is a monitor resolution which said 1600x900.

My monitor of the only computer i own, is 1366x768

Location traced? Pure Bullshit.

Yes I live in Clare, SA.

But due to me having a dynamic IP and after having two tech friends try their hardest to nail my IP location down, always pointed them in the wrong place.

My current IP points me at Flagstaff Hill which is still ways off from where I actually am.

And to add, I own a Motorola G phone which since April, hasn’t had the Tumblr App installed.

But how did he know my location?

Because of the 2nd person behind the anons I recieved in August.

My ex to be exact who he manipulated to hurt me. who he manipulated to give all the info he had on me.

And while I do have all the evidence in the world to call the ex out i.e faking suicide and sending me photos of him cutting himself t guilt me, he has deleted his account on here. This person also deals with problems which Michael gladly exploited.

Michael is not a nice, cool dood.

He isn’t this creative, original down to earth guy.

I’ve known this motherfucker since 2014.

He is a deceitful, harmful, cheating, toxic, two faced little fuck with no life who gets off from harassing others till they break.

He surrounds himself with minors because he thinks they’re easy to fuck with, easy to believe whatever he says. That’s what HE thinks.

He doesn’t care about you, your work or anything. He just wants to use you.

What did he have to say about others who worked hard in the original Arkn Mythos?

He will TRY and TRY to win you over to him with charm and bragging about his work. Trust me, he did this to a multitude of people that were close to me. Thankfully some knew well enough to stay away.

He will try to get into your head and act like he cares just so he knows what to use against you. He did this to me, to my ex, to others.

He will try to use the fact his series was featured by Night Mind to make himself look big and respected. If you look well enough, you’ll see Michael practically begged him to feature it. Not because it was good enough but because he begged enough.

He will try to use The Arkn Mythos as an example to his “success”.

Keep in mind, two of the main co-creators LEFT the mythos and made it public of how Michael treated them.

He will try and try over and over again to play victim.

He will try to seem like this wounded innocent little saint.

He isn’t and he never was.

Has he ever, EVER confessed to any of his behavior?


He has and always will try to find a way to get out of it.

He will point fingers at someone else (in this case, me) and will play victim and keep at it for hours and hours and months and months.

I’ve spoken to a quite few people who’ve known him for even longer than I have, one claimed they feared Michael was like this and a quick look at his blog proved his fears correct.

Another who was the co-creator of the mythos they founded together left after he got fed up with Michael’s behavior and treatment of others.

Another who has been in the Verse for a long ass time who knew of his shitty behavior only kept him as a friend to see how bad he was.

This person also just recently called him out.

Please, take this as someone who has been dealing with this person for years,

Do not interact with him, don’t follow him, don’t acknowledge him if he contacts you and tries to play victim. 

Report him and Block him.

One last screenshot of him stalking my blog the DAY it was created.
Obsessive behavior? yes.

TDBM Thinkie Thoughts 5.7

My weekly post of little things which didn’t fit into other posts. (Only 2 more! Sob!) I’d felt like 4.7 and 4.8 had this odd disjointed quality, as though they actually should have been a two part arc.  I sense that 5.7 and 5.8 may end up with same way.  The character stories have all come to the front but need the resolution in 5.8 before I feel like I can truly critique what’s happened.

Not that it will stop me from flapping my lips…

That flash car of Edward’s…It was cool when Patrick was driving this old vehicle in 3.8, but it seems a bit out of place for a young man.  I’d expect him in some Jaguar convertible or something.  Yes, it’s wrong and Edward’s gross, but why is there more spark and interest in Edward’s weird and uncomfortable pursuit of Rose than the studied ‘courtship’ of Charlie and Rose?

Rewatching and knowing that a murder will happen soon, I can’t figure out when everyone had time to get guns and murder someone and fire guns in the quiet of night and there’s a raging fire going on and Eileen was calling from the murderer’s house and my head hurts.    

So…Just sayin’….Jean picks the murderer to find attractive, AGAIN.  And I’m with Lucien, I don’t care how many times she says that Lionel was Christopher’s friend, I think she has some interest.  

Ned’s sullen expression as he stands in the background; he knows.

Maybe it’s because it’s all in the news, but Edward seems to follow the How to Sexually Harass Your Direct Report handbook with his creepy moves!  And Rose, girlfriend, remember when you were assuring Charlie that Edward didn’t think of you that way?  We all said UH HUH.  And now we get to smirk knowingly.  UH HUH.

Great acoustics in the church for Jean to spontaneously sing.  Jack’s 'headstrong’, eh?  Oh, Jean, honey…  

How would Lucien know the smell of sump oil?  The man who didn’t know how a car works? In the US, it would be creosote, and that’s a very distinct odor, but would non-farm sorts would know it?  

Love the Italian couple.  The wife just keeps talking even though no one understands her.

Norm Baker, self-righteous, but also lying through his teeth. One thing I like about this episode is how every character is right and wrong.    

Speaking of which, Charlie steals evidence, the envelope from the lawyer?  Uh, what?

Now is time for poor Rose to beat off Edward in that achingly familiar fashion. But when she claims that her date with Charlie has, “…been arranged for ages,” and if that’s true, Charlie is the dullest boyfriend ever.  He won’t be luring her to a field for a picnic any time soon.  And in her haste, I think she called him Charlie Davidson.  

But when Edward says, “I thought you were ready,” he’s such a creepy grooming creep.  

Watching Lucien and Jean decorate the tree, I have to agree with Matthew that there were too many empty spots.

I kinda love that one big ol’ brown dawg that was hired to bark in every scene that he’s in.  

Although I’m saving thoughts on Lucien’s drinking until 5.8, I’ll note that yes, Lucien had to drink to butter up Angelo, but he drank alot.  Alot.  CM does that sort of loose drunk well.  That said, it’s the grappa that got him.  Shouldn’t have drunk that whole glass.  But I think it was important to show that Lucien doesn’t drink because he’s upset in a particular moment, and this scene, with happy Lucien, in the midst of his investigation–why does he need to get drunk?    

I did really love Angelo promising the grappa would put Italian hairs on your chest and Lucien saying, “Here’s hoping.”  That was sexy.    

Jean gardens in pumps?  I know I’m supposed to be noting the tension in the scene, but I’m too fixated on this.  

I love how Norman knows just what to say to Lucien, how to twist the knife: “Were you drunk then too?  The day that you had her arrested?”

And when Lucien wipes his mouth, it’s the gesture of a drunk, and how he obviously has to think to answer, it was just a kick to the gut moment.

For the rest of the day, he’s reverting to S4 and doing his hiding thing.  He has to know Jean’s upset and probably furious, so there’s no rush to go home.  But when he does, she comes popping out where she’s been lurking, waiting, angry, until he arrives.  They  haven’t been seen touching or kissing all episode, and her cheek pressed to his cheek highlights this.  Such a killer scene.  

Next morning, he tries the ol’ pretending nothing’s wrong, flattery at breakfast, which Jean isn’t buying at all, and then let’s his jealousy rise to the surface.  His low self-esteem–waiting for rejection by the woman he loves–twists what she said about Lionel into something that fits his narrative at exactly the wrong moment.  Charlie starts mentally flipping through the rental listings…

Lawson’s snark is strong this episode: “Mr Darwin have any theories on drinking?”  Which is actually funny because it’s years before genetics and DNA is truly understood, which would explain Lucien’s tendency for addiction.  

Is every single child in this town NOT fathered by the husband?  This all doesn’t bode will for Lucien actually being Thomas Blake’s son.  

When we see the crime, all I can think is, some Olympic shooter.  Couldn’t even kill his Dad at close range.

Kevin, “I wish we’d all just let it burn.” sounding like Jack and his I hate this place which had reminded me of Lucien fleeing town.  So every young man hates Ballarat?   

Jean’s line is fabulous: “Never going to be any easy options for us,” can be taken both literally and figuratively, meaning they’re literally stuck with the divorce, and figuratively with Lucien’s self-destructive tendencies.  

anonymous asked:

Could you write some Jegulus fluff with no established relationship?

James got home from uni, taking the stairs two at a time, and immediately turned on his laptop. It was Thursday, which meant The Black Brothers would be posting another video. James was just a little bit obsessed with them, especially Regulus. He had a bit of a crush on him and had freaked out a bit when Regulus had followed him in Instagram.

Sirius and Regulus Black were two extremely attractive brothers who posted videos on Youtube of them getting drunk and then doing that challenges their followers asked of them. They were always hilarious to see, especially when they failed hardcore at whatever the task was.

“Hey everyone!” Sirius said, waving at the camera excitedly. “I’m Sirius.”

“Hullo!” Regulus said beside him, giving his own wave. “And I’m Regulus.”

“Welcome to the Black Brothers, where we make poor decisions under the influence of alcohol!”

“And you enable us for your own entertainment, you sick fucks!” Regulus joked, putting his arm around Sirius’ shoulders. “So what ill-begotten challenge will we be doing today?”

“Well, I for one am very excited about this one,” Sirius said, rubbing his hands together. “This challenge comes from @Prongs on twitter! Wait, Reg, is that the guy whose Instagram you’re constantly looking at?”

James inhaled sharply and leaned in closer  to the screen.
“What?” Regulus said, a blush rising to his cheeks. “I don’t do that.”

“Yeah you do,” Sirius said, pulling away from Regulus and sliding his phone out of his pocket. He began typing quickly. “Yeah, that’s totally him!”

James had to bite onto his wrist to keep back a squeal as Sirius showed his phone to the camera. It was a picture of James with his shirt off. “Look at him! I can see why Reg likes him.” 

James let out a noise that wasn’t human. He regretted every decision in his life. 

“I’m going to kill you,” Regulus said, shoving Sirius.

Sirius simply laughed and put his phone back into his pocket. “Okay, okay, I’ll move on. So Prongs, AKA the love of Reg’s life, has challenges us to play the guitar while drunk.” 

“In honour of this challenge, we will be drinking Pina Coladas!” Regulus said, seemingly having gotten over his earlier embarrassment.

“I said we should have drank hard liquor like real rock stars,” Sirius said, making a face.

“And you were overruled,” Regulus said shortly as Remus, Sirius’ boyfriend and the camera operator appeared from the side and handed them each a drink.

“How was I overruled?” Sirius asked in confusion. “There’s only two of us!”

“Shh, just drink,” Regulus said, tipping Sirius’ cup up towards his mouth.

The camera cut to later that night when both Regulus and Sirius were absolutely pissed. Some words flashed on the screen, which had never happened before. Prongs - this is for you.

James sat up straight and watched the screen with such intensity that it made his eyes water. Regulus was on the sofa with Sirius in the middle and Remus on Sirius’ other side. 

“He’s just so hot, you know,” Regulus was slurring drunkenly. “Like unbelievably hot. He works out, you know? And there’s all these pictures of him like right after the gym and holy fuck he is fit.”

Sirius and Remus exchanged a look and Sirius looked like he was trying not to laugh.

“And he loves animals which is just…pfft…” Regulus buzzed his lips together and shrugged. “I mean, come on. I think he works at the zoo or something? He’s got all these pictures of baby elephants and cute little penguins. And there’s a picture of him holding a baby fox, which are my favorite fucking animal, and I swear I almost died.”

“Have you ever talked to him?” Sirius asked.

Regulus huffed and dropped his head back onto the sofa. “I’ve commented on some of his photos. Not what I really want to say, just generic bollocks that everyone writes. What I really want to say is oh my god you’re perfect, please marry me and let me snog your perfect face.”

Sirius snorted into his drink. 

James felt his heart start racing but he also felt a bit guilty. Regulus clearly had no idea the camera was on as he said all this. It felt a bit like reading someone’s diary, it was just so invasive. 

James’ phone was blowing up with notifications from Twitter and Instagram but he resolutely ignored them. His eyes were still glued to the screen to hear what Reg would say next.

“I do I even begin to talk to him?” Regulus asked, scrubbing his hand over his face.

“You could always try talking to him,” Remus offered kindly. “He might be excited about it.”

James nodded in agreement with Remus.

Regulus sighed. “I don’t know…” 

The video cut again and James shouted in frustration. It came back on to their usual backdrop as Regulus and Sirius had guitars slung over their shoulders. Sirius actually knew how to play the guitar but as he attempted to play “Sheena is a Punk Rocker.” His movements were sloppy as he switched chords and he kept growling in frustration. It was extremely amusing to see.

Regulus went next and didn’t seem to know anything about playing the guitar. He just kind of kept strumming and sliding his fingers around randomly while Sirius cringed beside him. James wasn’t even sure what song it was meant to be.

“Okay, so Sirius got all the musical talent in our family,” Regulus said with a shrug.

“Either way, i think we can safely say challenge overcome!”

“Thanks for joining us! See you next Thursday where we do more dumb shit that makes us look like assholes.”


The video cut out and James quickly pressed replay. He usually did that anyway, but he knew he was going to watch this video several times. He dared to look through his notifications on his phone and practically everyone on the internet had sent him a link to the video or were asking him all these invasive questions. He’d gained a good 500 followers in the last half hour.

He wasn’t sure what to do in response to this. Should he comment on the video and hope Regulus saw it? Maybe make a response video of his own.

He couldn’t decide and tossed and turned about it all night. When he woke up in the morning he still didn’t have a good response. Instead he got ready for work, hoping the day might distract him. 

“All right everyone, stay together!” he called out to the group he was showing around the zoo for the day. James was a guide and he was currently taking a small birthday party through the zoo on the safari track. It didn’t seem like it would be difficult keep 12 eight-year-olds together, but it was. He was about to radio Marlene for some help when someone caught his eye.

Sirius, Regulus and Remus were all sitting together at one of the tables, eating soft pretzel and people watching. James froze and looked around in shock, not sure what he was meant to do. Remus seemed to spot him first and nudged Regulus.

“Marlene,” James radioed her quickly. “I need help.”

“Coming!” Marlene said cheerfully through her walkie.

The kids around him kept tugging on his vest in an effort to get him to move but James couldn’t get his feet to move. Regulus Black was making his way right towards James and he was immobile from the shock.

“Hi,” Regulus said softly. “I’m Regulus.”

“I know,” James said, laughing anxiously. “What are you doing here?”

Regulus bounced on the balls of his feet and smiled sheepishly. “It was my brother’s idea. I assume you saw the little stunt he pulled with the camera.”

“Yeah, I um, might have seen it,” James said, shoving his hands in his pockets.

Marlene finally showed up. “What do you need, James?” 

“Hi, Marlene, hi!” James said, feeling his palms becoming sweaty inside his pockets. “I have a personal thing to attend to. Would you mind finishing up with my group.”

Marlene looked between James and Regulus and then smiled. “No problem,” she said, herding the children away from them.

“So, this is a bit awkward, isn’t it?” Regulus said, biting his bottom lip. “I didn’t mean to make it sound like I was, you know, obsessed with you or anything. It probably didn’t help that now I’ve shown up at your work unannounced. That’s what I get for listening to Sirius.”

“No, it’s fine!” James said quickly. “I’m glad you found me because see I was trying to think of a way to reach out to you but i hadn’t come up with anything good yet.”

Regulus ran his fingers through his short, dark hair. He looked even better in real life than he did on camera and James had to keep himself from actively drooling. “So, any chance you might want to go out sometime?”
“Of course!” James answered right away. “That sounds great!”

Regulus smiled. “Really?”

“Yeah,” James nodded. “God, you’re actually really here. You came to find me. This is so surreal.”

Regulus stepped forward and took James’ hand in his own. “Want to show me around?” 

James grinned and gave Regulus’ hand a squeeze. “I’d love to.”

2015 Camren Analysis Part 2: Complete Analysis So Far

||31Jan2015|| OK guys, it’s go time. (I will edit as they continue to post, so if you’re interested, stay updated on this blog)

So, what I’ve gathered from Lauren so far is that she still isn’t willing to take things to the next level with Camila/go public with their relationship. Her level of discomfort with that whole notion is at the point where she seems to be willing to end things with Camila (which is really fucking heart-breaking and unfortunate). She posted this mid-day on 30jan2015:

It’s gotten to the point where Lauren is willing to throw 2 and a half years with Camila because she’s so apprehensive to come out with their relationship. I understand why she doesn’t want to do it for a couple of (possible)  reasons. 1: when she decides to go solo (let’s face it, Fifth Harmony isn’t going to be Fifth Harmony forever) she doesn’t want to pigeon hole herself as the non hetero female artist (sort of like those actors who get classified as character actors; Google it if you don’t know what that means). 2: she is legitimately undergoing an internal struggle with her own sexuality and isn’t ready to accept that she may not be 100% straight. Or 3: (and i reallyyyy fucking hate to say this) maybe she thinks she has genuinely outgrown Camila. I say that because she posted this (around midnight):

In my 100% honest opinion, I think it was fucked up of her to post this, because she was basically telling the world that she thinks Camila is emotionally immature. It would have been more tactful to say all of this to each other in person, not passive aggressively on Tumblr. Cuz at the end of the day, she is equally immature because she’s doing the same thing that Camila is doing.

She also reblogged a quote pretty much saying that she wants Camila to talk to her because she’s getting sick of the silence between the two (Camila just reblogged a quote talking about ignoring her, so it does line up). So there is a glimmer of hope that these two will cut the bullshit and passive aggression and actually talk about the issues they have with each other. Lauren seems to play the role os a hard-ass in this whole ordeal, but at the end of the day, she truly does miss her connection with Camila and wants to talk. This is what Lauren posted earlier on Jan. 30:


And on Camila’s part….well first of all, she reblogged this for about the 3rd time:

So Camila is clearly still hurt about Lauren’s unwillingness to compromise. I understand Camila’s point of view as well. Because think about it, hiding a relationship for over 2 years has to be fucking exhausting. That shit would get old real quick, especially when so many people already know about it anyway. They can’t keep up the charade of Camren only being a “lovely, divine friendship” (Camila’s own words) forever. She is also hurt because over the years, she has probably told Lauren her inner most thoughts secrets (which contributed to their closeness) and she probably feels betrayed that after all they’ve been through, Lauren still isn’t cooperating with her. She may also feel that even if they’re just on a friendship level, Lauren would be more understanding of her point of view. She posted this:

It also seems as if Camila wants to draw attention to her Tumblr, which makes me believe that their main argument is about them coming out. She posted this:

This next post mirrors Lauren’s previous post (so they’re obviously talking to each other):

I honestly thought Camila was ready to call it quits when she posted this:

She also posted this for the second time in a week:

But I think they are both still hopeful (as well as me) that they can work something out. It will only work though if they meet each other in the middle. It seems as if Camila realizes that relationships (especially one as high profile as theirs) aren’t always going to be perfect or easy, but if you’re willing to work on them, they can end up happily. She posted this:

Camila also addresses why she has been giving Lauren the cold shoulder in this post:

This was Lauren’s reaction to Camila ignoring her:

Camila then went on to post various quotes saying that she wants lay with and talk to Lauren (probably to relax the tension between them and hopefully make up). We all know that Lauren can be head strong at times but hopefully she’ll be receptive to what Camila’s saying and call a truce. Camila posted these:

Also, Lauren posted this on Instagram earlier :

You can tell that this is weighing heavily on their hearts and minds because Camila posted this:

Whoo! lol it took alot of work and time putting this all together. But to sum it all up, Lauren and Camila really just need to be mature and talk to each other personally about this. I think it would be beneficial to have a mediator help them work through their issues because they can’t seem to find a resolution. It would seriously be a shame for them to throw everything away over a temporary impasse.

Also, I think it’s important for them to realize that if they let this issue get too out of hand, it could negatively affect their band mates, family, friends, and fans. Let’s be honest, the main reason they have fans is because we enjoy seeing the chemistry and positive energy between Fifth Harmony. We’re not idiots. We will definitely be able to pick up on any tension or negative energy within the group during any of their interviews, live performances, etc. and it will get awkward and uncomfortable. Something like this could easily lead down a road to destruction for the girls if they don’t get it under control.

It even seems like Ally (the mother of the group) may also be getting involved in their problem. Ally posted this:

This is the wrong time to allow something as silly as relationship drama to destroy everything Camren/Fifth Harmony has worked for. Their best bet at the moment is to seek an outside opinion of someone they trust and to take a small break from each other until they both cool off. Maybe taking a step back will give them the clarity that they so desperately need. BUT, you also have to take into consideration that they are both young and they will continue to make mistakes (which is a huge factor in this whole thing). Lauren’s stubbornness and Camila’s persistence is only going to create a rift between them and they both should just chill out for a moment, step back, realize what’s actually important to them, and continue to be the beautiful, intelligent, passionate women that they are. I honestly feel like this will blow over if they both just have a little patience and faith in each other. We all want nothing more than for them to be happy.

I said it before and I’ll say it again: 2015 is going to be the year that makes or breaks Camren (if they don’t get their heads out of their asses).  I say this because they’ve moved pass the phase of attraction and lust and they seem to be taking their relationship more seriously this year.

(I apologize if this is incomprehensible, but I’m tired as fuck)

Again, thanks for reading! Love you all! <3

**I will continue to make edits once more information is available and when I get some rest, so stay tuned!**

Love you ssweet-dispositionn and waakeme-up <3

This is a blog post that’s incredibly confusing and painful for me to write.

Yesterday morning, Josh forwarded me a tweet that said:

TIL: Max Temkin, co-creator of Cards Against Humanity, raped a friend of my friend while attending Goucher College. I don’t support CAH.

We assumed this was someone making a tasteless joke, and I replied to tell him that it wasn’t funny. But after some more digging, I found a Facebook post from a girl I knew in college accusing me of sexually assaulting her, and urging people to boycott Cards Against Humanity.

This is totally, patently false. I have never sexually assaulted anyone, or previously been accused of any kind of assault.

I had a really brief relationship with this girl in college; her dorm room was next to mine, and after a few evenings staying up talking all night, we made out. We spent a few nights in each others’ rooms, but we never had sex and neither of us pressured the other into doing anything we weren’t comfortable with. After a few nights, I broke things off in the cowardly way that 19-year-old guys do, and I just stopped returning her calls and texts. I can imagine she was hurt by this, I know that I would be hurt if someone broke up with me that way.

I haven’t spoken to this girl in nearly ten years. If she felt I did something wrong in our relationship, she never confronted me about it or brought the issue to the school.

But yesterday, as near as I can tell, she saw a newspaper article about me in the Baltimore Sun, and made a Facebook post attacking me and Cards Against Humanity:

Several people that I went to school with have posted a Baltimore Sun article from 2012 about the success of Cards Against Humanity, a popular indie party game created by a Goucher alum.
That is my rapist.
Having his face pop up on my news feed unexpectedly in any context has the capacity to ruin my day. Seeing him praised in the press is giving me a panic attack.
He should not be held as a good example of the excellence that Goucher grads have, can and will continue to achieve.

Her more recent posts have called for a boycott of my work, and she (or her friends) started a Twitter account to tweet at celebrities and organizations that I work with calling me a rapist.

Part of rape culture that hurts everyone is that it makes it difficult to talk about what is and is not consent, and makes it incredibly scary for people to speak up when their boundaries are crossed. It is entirely possible she read something completely different than I did into an awkward college hookup. If any part of that was traumatic for her, I am sincerely sorry, and I wish we would have had a chance to address it privately. I’ve sent her an email and a Facebook message and given her my contact information, but so far I haven’t heard back (but she did edit her post to remove my name).

I spoke with my lawyer, and she thinks I have a clear case to sue this woman for libel and get a restraining order, but I have no desire to bully or harm her. Additionally, I’m not wild about the precedent that sets for other women to come forward in cases of actual sexual assault.

I have made a career on the incredible power of social media, and the radical new ability that we all have to say whatever we want to a mass audience. Today I can’t help but feel hurt by those same tools that I love.

There is no evidence for this story. I will never have a chance to defend myself. The structure of the modern internet is such that these things never reach resolution and never go away. This is just baseless gossip that will now haunt me for the rest of my life.

Here’s what’s going to happen moving forward:

  • I will continue to be a feminist and an advocate for women’s rights to the best of my capacity. Cards Against Humanity will continue to hire amazing, talented women.
  • We removed all of the “rape” jokes from Cards Against Humanity years ago. We’ll continue to use the game as best we can to “punch up” and not “punch down.”
  • You will not harass or threaten the woman making these claims. I am not looking for a mob of people carrying pitchforks on my behalf. If you harass her or go after her in any way, you are not a friend of mine, and you are not a friend of Cards Against Humanity.
  • I am probably going to take a brief internet break; the last few days have sucked. If you see me this weekend at GaymerX, I could use a hug.

hopelesshoemantic  asked:

Excuse my ignorance, but why do you not think president Obama is doing an okay job? It's my understanding that he tried to do everything he set out to do but he kept being voted against by the house and Senate.

You should definitely check out my Obama tag, but here are a few reasons why Obama is no friend to the working class or oppressed peoples, not here and not anywhere: 

On Immigration

  • ICE has deported over a million people since 2009. Deportation rates are rising every year, and are currently approaching 400,000. (ACLU 8/18/11) Despite the fact that unauthorized immigration rates are sinking (Pew 9/1/10), Border Patrol has more agents than it’s ever had before (White House 5/2011) and ICE’s budget has risen to nearly $6 billion. Despite a stated policy of targeting high-level criminals, the majority of those deported under ICE’s “Secure Communities” program have only misdemeanor convictions or no conviction at all. (Deportation Nation 5/25/11)
  • The Department of Homeland Security’s has rescinded the Secure Communities agreement memos with various jurisdictions and announced that compliance with the program is mandatory, despite legislation to the contrary. (IPC 11/29/11Restore Fairness 8/8/11)
  • The vast majority of ICE detainees have no access to counsel. (ABA 2/2010) Half of ICE detainees are kept in private prisons (ACLU 11/1/11); detainees in both private and public detention centers are subject to sexual abuse (ACLU), physical abuse and lack of medical care (ACLU 10/24/11), lack of access to counsel (ACLU 11/17/11ABA 2/2010)
  • DHS has denied people entry into the United States due to mental illness; one Canadian was turned away at the border due to a suicide attempt five years prior. (CBC 9/9/11)
  • At least 5,100 children are in foster care in the United States because their parents were deported. If current deportation trends continue, this number could rise to 15,000 in the next five years. (ARC 11/2011Frontline 11/3/11)

On Israel/Palestine

  • Despite his stated support for a two-state solution, Obama has opposed Palestine’s UN bid for statehood, and has declared that, if the issue is brought to the UN Security Council, the United States will veto it. (Guardian 9/21/11). When Palestine was given membership in UNESCO, the United States canceled UNESCO funding. (Reuters 11/2/11) Similarly, though Obama makes public statements deriding the continued advance of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory, the US vetoed a UN resolution (sponsored by 130 nations, including all other members of the Security Council) opposing the settlements. (Christian Science Monitor 2/18/11)
  • The Obama administration dropped its attempts to persuade Israel to halt construction of settlements in Palestinian territory and allowed the moratorium on construction to expire, a serious problem not just morally but diplomatically, as Palestinian authorities have refused to engage in direct talks as long as Israel was building on lands seized from Palestine in 1967. (Reuters via MSNBCAP via Huffington Post, both 12/7/10)

On Military and Foreign Policy (Imperialism)

  • Obama’s State Department secretly directed its diplomats to spy on the United Nations, directing them to uncover computer passwords, credit card numbers, and biometric data. Similar directives ordered embassy staff in oil-rich African countries to conduct military surveillance and embassy staff in the Middle East to seek out travel plans of leaders in the Palestinian Authority. (Guardian 11/28/10)
  • Under the Obama administration, use of unmanned drones in military raids has severely increased—of the 309 known strikes, all but 52 took place after Obama took office. The exact number of people killed is not known (publicly at least), but the Bureau of Investigative Journalism places estimates between 2,373 and 2,997; at least 391 and possibly as many as 780 were civilians, including 175 children. These figures are based largely on media reports; in most cases, the actual identities of the victims are unknown, and as such there is the real possibility that a large number of “alleged militants” are actually civilians. (BIJ 8/10/11) The bulk of drone attacks have been in Pakistan, but the U.S. has also used the weapons in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Somalia. (Independent 7/1/11) A State Department legal adviser said it was “the considered view of this administration” that American drone attacks abroad constitute “self-defense”. (Wired 3/26/10)
  • In September, Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen, was killed in a targeted assassination on Barack Obama’s explicit orders due to alleged al-Qaeda ties. (NYT 10/1/11) Obama’s Justice Department argued in court, after Awlaki was placed on the list but long before he was killed, that the President has the authority to order the assassination of American citizens deemed a threat without a trial or even charges, and that this authority is not subject to judicial review. (ACLU 11/8/10)
  • After the scheduled military pullout from Iraq at the end of the year, the State Department will continue to employ 5,000 private security contractors in the country. (ABC 10/21/11), including the controversial company DynCorp (NPR 12/27/11)
  • During the “limited humanitarian intervention” (Yahoo 3/23/11) in Libya, the U.S. dropped dozens of bombs on the nation, even after the rebels succeeded in taking the capital. (Wired 10/20/11) American-backed anti-Gaddafi forces have been implicated in numerous human rights abuses, including indiscriminate arrests of sub-Saharan African nationals, torture and sexual assault of detainees (Amnesty International 10/2011), and a mass execution of Gadaffi loyalists at a hotel in Sirte (Human Rights Watch 10/23/11); there are reports that black Libyans are being lynched by rebel forces. (Liberation 8/30/11) The National Transitional Council’s interim leader announced a desire to return to traditional law and repeal the nation’s divorce laws. (Radio Netherlands 10/24/11)
  • Obama has resumed the war in Somalia. In addition to the aforementioned drone strikes, the U.S. is giving millions of dollars to Somali troops described by reporters as “ineffective”. The U.S. is also giving support to Ugandan, Kenyan, and Ethiopian military troops to fight in Somalia. (Washington Post 11/24/11)
  • In 2009, the United States used a cluster bomb against an alleged al-Qaeda training camp; the attack is estimated to have killed 41 civilians. (Amnesty International 6/4/10) The United States is one of few industrialized nations not to have signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions. (CCM) The Obama administration has continued Bush’s refusal to sign the Mine Ban Treaty. (AP via MSNBC 11/24/09)
  • The Obama administration shipped arms to Saudi Arabia to quell a rebellion in North Yemen, while publicly claiming to be uninvolved. (Salon 12/9/10) When larger masses of Yemenis began protesting the long-standing rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Obama administration supported Saleh; after it became clear that the movement against Saleh was too broad, the White House became involved in the negotiations to remove Saleh peacefully (Reuters 4/4/11), all while continuing its drone war against alleged Yemeni terrorists. (NYT 6/9/11) When Saleh finally stepped down, Obama praised the transfer of power as “a new beginning” (White House 11/23/11), despite continued protests in the country against the immunity from prosecution Saleh received in the power transfer agreement. (Guardian 11/23/11)
  • The Obama administration revived a Rumsfeld plan to equip ICBMs with conventional warheads—a plan that even the Bush administration eventually scrapped because it was too dangerous. (NYTWired, 4/23/10)
  • In 2010, the State Department hired Xe services, better known as Blackwater, to provide security at new U.S. consulates in Afghanistan. (Washington Post 6/21/10) Nearly simultaneously, Xe was given a contract to provide security at CIA bases in Afghanistan and other undisclosed countries. (Washington Post 6/23/10)
  • The Department of Defense sold $60 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia in 2010, including 84 F-15s, 190 helicopters, and massive amounts of bombs and missiles. (Washington Times 11/19/10)
  • The United States has expanded its clandestine presence in Middle East and nearby countries, friend and foe, such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Somalia. This new order makes it clear that such operations are intended to be long-term. (NYT 5/24/10)
  • The Obama administration worked out an agreement with Afghanistan that would keep U.S. troops in the country until 2024. (Telegraph 8/19/11)
  • According to a CIA lawyer involved in the Bush-Obama transition, the incoming administration sought to do away with the torture program but keep virtually every other aspect of Bush’s CIA programs. (Frontline via Raw Story 9/1/11)

On Domestic Spying, Black Site Prisons, and Civil Liberties

  • In an interview on America’s Most Wanted, President Obama expressed support for a national database of DNA samples taken from arrestees, regardless of whether they are convicted, equivocating the practice with taking mugshots. (LA Times 4/9/10)
  • In a statement coinciding with the release of Bush-era memos from the Office of Legal Counsel regarding torture programs, Obama promised that agents who had been involved in torture would not be prosecuted, saying “This is a time for reflection, not retribution.” (White House 4/16/09) The administration has also declined to prosecute CIA officials who destroyed dozens of videos of agents torturing suspected terrorists. (NYT 11/9/10) When a Spanish human rights group called for Spain’s National Court to prosecute several Bush officials including Alberto Gonzales and John Yoo, Obama joined with Republican officials in secretly pressuring Spain to circumvent the Spanish legal system and drop the charges. (Mother Jones 12/1/10)
  • Despite campaign promises to end the Bush administration’s “extraordinary rendition” program, whereby individuals were kidnapped without charges, taken to secret locations on foreign soil, and tortured, the Obama administration has largely kept the program in place, turning prisoners over to foreign countries and relying on “assurances” from those nations that the prisoners will not be tortured. (LA Times 2/1/09NYT 8/24/09Pro Publica 9/6/11) The administration has consistently invoked “state secrets” privileges and national security concerns to deny rendition survivors any hope of legal justice. (ACLU 11/15/11)
  • Similarly, Obama’s DOJ has sought to block litigation against the NSA over warrantless wiretapping, continuing the Bush administration’s invoking of “state secrets” (a practice which Obama himself opposed on the campaign trail). Obama’s administration, however, has gone beyond Bush’s argument to a disturbing new level, with the unprecedented claim that the federal government is categorically immune from litigation regarding illegal spying. (Salon 4/6/09EFF 4/7/09)
  • Obama’s DOJ has also argued to the Supreme Court that the government should be able to attach GPS devices to suspects’ cars without warrants. (Wired 6/27/11)
  • The Obama administration denied UN investigators access to Guantanamo prisoners and information on secret prisons. (Washington Post 7/23/09)
  • A terrorism strategy released by the White House recommends increasing the monitoring of “extremism” on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. (CNET 8/3/11) The Justice Department is seeking to require ISP’s and cell phone companies to hold on to records for significant periods of time to aid law enforcement. (Raw Story 1/25/11)
  • Obama’s Department of Justice has issued new guidelines on the use of Miranda warnings in interrogation of terrorism suspects, but has refused to make these guidelines public, further clouding an already murky subject. (Salon 1/19/11)
  • The Department of Defense released a list of names of prisoners at the Bagram prison, where allegations of torture and abuse have been raised for years. However, the list did not contain such important information as length of detention, location of capture, or national origin (BBC 1/16/10), information which the Obama administration has fought hard to keep secret. (TPR 10/26/10) The administration has opened a second prison at Bagram, referred to by former inmates as “Tor Jail” or “Black Jail”; the DoD refuses to acknowledge that this prison even exists. (BBC 4/15/105/11/10)
  • The Pentagon has stated that it has the right to react to hackers with military force “when warranted.” (Reuters 11/15/11)
  • In a memo to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama personally waived portions of a Bush-era law that forbade providing military assistance to countries known to recruit child soldiers, in order to provide military aid to Chad, Sudan, Yemen, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Foreign Policy 10/26/10White House 10/25/10)
  • Obama’s FBI has raided homes and offices of anti-war activists and labor organizers on pretexts of connections to “foreign terrorist organizations.” (Democracy Now 9/27/10Washington Post 6/13/11)
  • President Obama refused to release photos depicting abuse against detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan in violation of a Freedom of Information Act request, claiming that doing so would inflame terrorists against the United States. (ABC 5/13/09)
  • Obama declared that some Guantanamo detainees would be held indefinitely without trial, claiming that such prisoners “cannot be prosecuted for past crimes, but … nonetheless pose a threat to the security of the United States.” (Washington Post 5/22/09) The following year, his Justice Department argued in court that a ruling requiring the government to give Guantanamo prisoners their habeas corpus rights did not apply to prisoners at Bagram; a District Court judge rejected this argument, but an appeals court reversed the ruling, essentially granting the DOD power to imprison people indefinitely so long as the prison is in a war zone. (Salon 5/21/10)
  • Part of Obama’s campaign was focused on curtailing the more egregious portions of the PATRIOT Act, but he signed a one-year extension of the act in 2010 and a four-year extension in 2011, neither with any changes. (Christian Science Monitor 3/1/10Huffington Post 5/27/11)
  • An FBI policy made public after an FOIA request reveals that the agency keeps people on a terrorism watch list even if they have been cleared of any charges. (NYT 9/27/11)
  • TSA is performing unannounced security screenings, including pat-downs, not just at airports but train stations, ferries, and bus terminals. They have begun working in tandem with ICE, predictably targeting people of color, through the “VIPR” program (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response). (Mother Jones 6/20/11) In San Diego, a joint TSA-ICE Trolley raid led to 21 arrests, including the deportation of three teenagers on their way to school. (Union-Tribune 5/23/09)

On Law Enforcement

  • In 2009, the ATF began a secret program called “Operation Fast and Furious” in which illegal firearms were deliberately allowed to fall into the hands of drug cartel members in Mexico in an attempt to reach the higher members of the cartels. The program was kept secret from both the American public and the Mexican government. A gun purchased in the program killed a Border Patrol officer in late 2010. U.S. attorneys denied the rumors of the program in the announcement of a series of arrests, but it was eventually made public by a disgruntled ATF officer who went to Congress. (Washington Post 7/25/11) Attorney General Eric Holder denied knowledge of the program, but had been receiving regular briefings on the subject since at least July of 2010. (CBS 10/3/11)
  • The DEA is involved in laundering millions of dollars in drug cartel money to further their investigation of cartel leaders; the practice is understandably controversial, and has seen little apparent success. (NYT 12/3/11)

On Wall Street and Labor (Class Struggle)

  • Obama has claimed that he “understand[s] the frustration” fueling the Occupy Wall Street movement (ABC 10/10/11), and the Democratic Party has made advances toward appropriating the movement. (NYT 10/10/11) Obama’s tepid statements of not-quite-support are understandable considering that his campaign in both 2008 (Open Secret) and 2012 (LA Times 7/22/11Washington Post 10/19/11) have received massive funding from Wall Street firms; he has received more donations from the securities and investment industry than any other candidate in the past 20 years. (Influence Explorer through Q2 2011) Any hope that he might support the movement were dashed when his Department of Homeland Security aided local governments in suppressing and evicting protesters. (Guardian 11/25/11)
  • Obama’s first appointed director to the National Economic Council, Larry Summers, has had a long-standing close relationship with Wall Street. In 2008 alone, Summers was paid $5.7 million for working one day a week at the hedge fund D.E. Shaw, and receivied $2.7 million in speaking fees from companies such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, and Merrill Lynch. (Washington Post 4/6/09) In 2000, when California Governor Gray Davis contacted the federal authorities with concerns that Enron was manipulating the market, Summers (who at that time was Treasury Secretary under President Clinton) joined Alan Greespan and, in one meeting, Enron CEO Ken Lay to urge Davis to deregulate California energy companies, remove caps on consumer prices, and relax environmental regulations. (The Daily Beast 11/12/08) Obama initially considered nominating Summers for Treasury Secretary, but ultimately decided to appoint him head of the NEC, which would not require Senate confirmation. (Salon 4/4/09)
  • When Summers stepped down from his post, Obama replaced him with Gene Sperling, who had already held the position for several years under Clinton. During this previous term as NEC director, Sperling was a chief negotiator on the Financial Modernization Act (NARA 1999), more commonly known as Gramm-Leach-Bliley. GLB repealed portions of the Glass-Steagall Act that had forbidden an institution from operating as any combination of investment bank, commercial bank, and insurance company. (LOC 11/2/99) On the campaign trail, Obama placed a great deal of the blame for the current recession on this repeal, but this rhetoric has all but disappeared from his public statements (NYT 11/12/09), and his appointment of the very negotiator responsible as his top economic adviser paints a grim picture for those who seek to have Glass-Steagall restored.
  • Obama’s Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has his own host of controversies. The issues range from failure to pay $35,000 in taxes between 2001 and 2004 (Washington Times 1/14/09) to his role in the AIG bonus scandal in 2009. That year, Geithner and Larry Summers lobbied then-Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd to alter an amendment in the stimulus bill. The original amendment limited bonuses and so-called “golden parachutes” at companies receiving federal bailout money; at the request of Summers and Geithner, Dodd added a loophole exempting previously-existing bonus contracts from being affected. (CNN 3/19/09) AIG, a recipient of over $170 billion in bailout money, soon announced a plan to pay $165 million in executive bonuses. (NYT 3/14/09) Geithner himself was involved in AIG’s bailout while he was president of the New York Federal Reserve, as well as the bailout of Citigroup, both in 2008. (NYT 11/24/08)
  • While president of the New York Fed, Geithner discouraged the New York Attorney General from pursuing criminal action against AIG executives involved in the company’s collapse (NYT 4/14/11); that same attitude characterizes the Obama administration’s approach to prosecution. The Justice Department has declined to prosecute executives at several companies; they dropped their investigation against the former CEO of Countrywide Financial, one of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders (NYT 2/19/11), and have decided not to prosecute Washington Mutual executives for their part in the biggest bank failure in American history.(Bloomberg 8/5/11) Federal prosecution for financial institution fraud is at a 20-year low. (Huffington Post 11/15/11)
  • When Wisconsin governor Scott Walker attacked public sector unions in the state, seeking to strip them of their right to collective bargaining, Obama spoke out against the attacks, but made no action to help the workers, refusing to even visit Wisconsin (in contradiction to a campaign promise to “walk on that picket line” when bargaining rights came under fire). (Huffington Post 2/24/11) When the Democratic Party begin mobilizing to support the Wisconsin workers, Obama’s White House staff reined them in. (NYT 3/3/11)
  • Obama and the Department of Labor sat on a review of child farm labor laws for several months, well past the February 2011 deadline for review and public comment; the rules were finally made public in September. In that time, two 17-year-old boys were critically injured on a farm in Oklahoma, and two 14-year-old girls were electrocuted and killed on a Monsanto farm in Illinois. (Huffington Post 8/15/11DOL 10/31/11)
  • The Obama White House was closely involved in a deal awarding solar panel manufacturer Solyndra LLC a half-billion-dollar federal loan (ABC 9/13/11), and Obama praised the company as an example of the success of his economic policies; the company filed for bankruptcy in August and laid off over a thousand workers. (AP via Syracuse Post-Standard 8/31/11) It was later revealed that Solyndra had run out of money and defaulted; the Department of Energy restructured the loan in an attempt to keep the company solvent. (Wall Street Journal 9/28/11) A decades-long Treasury official testified that he has “never seen” a loan agreement be restructured like Solyndra’s. (Washington Examiner 10/14/11) When another company given a loan under the same program received negative press, the Department of Energy altered old press releases to remove that company’s name. (CNBC 10/19/11) When it became clear in 2010 that Solyndra would lay off workers, the Obama administration asked the company to delay the announcement until after the midterm elections on November 2; the company agreed, and made the announcement on November 3. (Washington Post 11/15/11)
  • The administration has boasted of its foreclosure prevention program, but the foreclosure rate is still increasing. (AP via NPR 11/10/11) The foreclosure program has had little oversight and no transparency. Mortgage companies are being paid millions of dollars in taxpayer money, but audit results are not being made public, and there is evidence that the mortgage companies are performing the same abuses as always without any consequences. (Pro Publica 10/4/11) Obama’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) was based on an industry plan, and deliberately crafter its language to exlude millions of homeowners who were seen as undeserving. The administration was dismissive of proposals to allow bankruptcy judges to lower mortgage payments on primary residences a prohibition not applied to any other type of debt and which Obama himself opposed on the campaign trail. (Pro Publica 2/4/11)
  • Shortly after the mortgage audits were made public, the Obama administration rolled out a new plan to lower mortgage payments for homeowners in need. But the new plan would make the taxpayer liable for refinanced loans; banks would be immune to liability. Furthermore, the plan does nothing to address the fact that most of these mortgages are for significantly more money than the homes are actually worth, which experts say is the core problem in the housing crisis. (Huffington Post 10/24/11)
  • When some states notified the Treasury of their intention to use money from the Hardest Hit Fund (a program under TARP intended to help homeowners in the states hit worst by unemployment and the housing market crisis) on legal aid groups that help individual homeowners, the Treasury told these states that doing so would violate TARP rules—a decision they reached after consulting with a law firm that represents several large banks and lending institutions. (The Nation 12/9/10)
  • A 2011 audit has revealed that the Federal Reserve is “riddled” with serious conflicts of interest. A number of high-ranking Fed officials have strong ties to the financial industry, and have used the Fed to award their companies emergency loans. The Fed’s conflict of interest rules have been kept secret, as well as waivers to the rules; the information was only brought to light under a GAO audit. (Senate 10/19/11)
  • Wall Street is making more money under Obama than it ever did under Bush. (Washington Post 11/6/11) The government has invested with banks to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars, while U.S. poverty rates are higher than ever. (CBS 9/13/11)
  • Obama signed an executive order announcing his commitment to “review” regulations on business, characterizing the current regulatory framework as “redundant” and “excessively burdensome” on businesses. (NYTWhite House, both 1/18/11) Within days, OSHA began withdrawing a number of proposed rules, including a strengthening of workplace noise regulations and a rule to provide a space on employer injury and illness forms to record musculoskeletal disorders. (The Hill 1/30/11)
  • Obama publicly espoused rhetoric that seemed to endorse made-in-America manufacturing policies, but opposed Congressional attempts at including such policies in legislation, and worked in active opposition by pushing trade deals with South Korea, which would deal a significant blow to the American auto industry and provide material support to Korean firms with serious labor rights problems. (Alternet 8/26/10)

On Healthcare

  • The Obama administration lauds the healthcare plan as a major success, but it was compromised from the start. Obama made back-room deals with the private medical industry to block the public option he claimed to support. (HuffPo 3/16/10NYT 8/13/09)
  • When the anti-choice Stupak amendment was removed from the final version of the bill that was passed in 2010, President Obama effectively reinstated it, banning women covered under the high-risk insurance pool program from using that insurance to access abortion services. (ACLU 7/15/10)
  • An analysis by the Physicians for a National Health Program concluded that the healthcare bill as passed will leave 23 million people uninsured while hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars will be shoveled to private health insurance companies. (PNHP 3/22/10)
  • Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services granted waivers to thirty large, mostly private, employers, including McDonald’s and Jack in the Box, exempting them from requirements to provide coverage to their employees; the waivers leave nearly a million workers uninsured. (USA Today 10/7/10)
  • The Obama administration refused to release a list of health industry executives visiting the White House during negotiations over the healthcare bill, using an argument originated by George W. Bush that such documents were exempt from public disclosure laws, and contradicting campaign promises for transparency in healthcare negotiations. (LA Times 7/22/09)
  • During the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations, President Obama offered to inrease the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 in exchange for Republican agreement to raise certain taxes. (Huffington Post 7/11/11) In addition to the obvious threat to public health this poses, it would lead to an increase in total health spending. (CBPP 8/23/11)
  • Obama sought to slash $300 to $500 billion in “entitlement spending”, including massive cuts to Medicare; he has said that “healthcare cuts” are required in any budget deal. (NYT 9/13/11)
  • The Obama administration has fought aggressively to buy a controversial smallpox drug from a company called Siga (owned by a longtime donor to the Democratic Party), despite concerns over both its necessity and its effectiveness. When Department of Health and Human Services officials balked at the company’s asking price, the government replaced the lead negotiator. When Siga was in danger of losing the contract, the government blocked other companies from bidding. The final agreement pays Siga significantly more than what government specialists considered a reasonable price. (LA Times 11/13/11)
  • Part of the healthcare bill required that employer-provided health insurance cover birth control. The Obama administration is seeking to allow a wide range of exemptions to this rule, allowing any religiously-affiliated employer to opt out. This would include a number of universities, hospitals, and clinics, and potentially leaving millions of women without access to birth control. (NYT 11/19/11)
  • Obama is joining House Republicans in seeking to modify a formula in the healthcare plan to count Social Security benefits as income, pushing a potential million Americans out of the Medicaid eligibility bracket each year. (Washington Times 11/24/11)
  • The Obama administration argued to the Supreme Court that hospitals and clinics cannot sue drug companies for discounts they are entitled to under federal law or for recompense after being overcharged. (NYT 1/9/11)
  • The administration rewrote the rules of the healthcare bill, removing coverage for end-of-life planning, apparently due to fears that an incoming Republican majority on Congress would use such language as political ammunition. (NYT ¼/11)
  • The Obama administration hired a former executive from WellPoint, the largest private insurance company in America, to “help implement” the new healthcare law. (Open Left 7/14/10)
  • Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services overruled the FDA and rejected a move to allow the morning-after pill to be sold without an age restriction. (Washington Post 12/7/11) Obama claims not to have been involved in the decision, but publicly supports it nonetheless. (NYT 12/8/11)

On the Environment

  • In 2010, President Obama appointed Islam Siddiqui as Chief Agriculture Negotiator. Prior to his appointment, Siddiqui was a vice president of CropLife America, a bioindustry organization representing, among others, DuPont, Monsanto, and Dow. (Huffington Post 3/18/10CLA) Siddiqui is a staunch supporter of GMO food; during an earlier stint in the Department of Agriculture, he pushed to allow GMO products to be labeled “organic”, and has lobbied for weaking international regulations on pesticide. (GMO Journal 5/6/10)
  • Obama’s USDA and FDA have released a position paper opposing labeling for genetically modified foods. The paper claims that such labels are “false, misleading, or deceptive,” saying that food labels should not “suggest or imply that GM/GE foods are in any way different from other foods.” (The Atlantic 4/26/10)
  • The Minerals Management Service (later reorganized into the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement) allowed dozens of oil companies, including BP, to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without permits or environmental assessments, and frequently overruled its own staff scientists who raised objections regarding the safety of offshore drilling both in the Gulf of Mexico and in Alaska. These fast-tracked approvals included the Deepwater Horizon rig, which exploded in 2010 and caused the largest oil spill in history. (NYT 5/14/10) The Department of the Interior was warned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that it was dramatically underestimating the frequency of oil spills and the risk of a major spill, but the warnings were ignored and Obama announced plans to expand offshore oil drilling. (Huffington Post 7/3/10)
  • Charles Monnett, a high-ranking scientist with the OEMRE, published a 2006 paper documented the severe effects of climate change on Arctic polar bears and has raised awareness of the issue worldwide. When oil firms seeking to drill in the Arctic complained of environmental reviews causing delays in the permitting process, Monnett was put on suspension, silenced with a gag order, and forbidden from talking with his colleagues; Obama soon signed an order demanding that Arctic drilling permits be expedited. (Guardian 7/28/11)
  • This stifling of scientists’ concerns about environmental effects of government policies is wide-reaching: scientists in the Pacific Northwest were pressured to downplay the effects dams have on salmon populations, water quality experts were interfered with when studying the effects of development projects on the Everglades, biologists throughout the West have reported being pressures to ignore the effects of overgrazing, and calls for further study were ignored when the government decided to treat the Gulf oil spill with massive amounts of potentially toxic chemicals. (LA Times 7/10/10)
  • Obama’s Interior Department upheld a Bush-era rule that forbids use of the Endangered Species Act to combat greenhouse gas emissions. (Time 5/8/09)
  • The Obama administration argued in court to uphold a rule that lifted a restriction on the amount of public land a private company can use. Environmental groups had sued, saying it gave companies unlimited access to dump toxic waste on public land. (CBS 4/2/10)
  • When New York City and eight different states filed suit against a group of coal-burning utility companies to try to force them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Obama’s Justice Department argued to the Supreme Court against the lawsuit, siding with the utility companies. (WSJ 8/26/10)
  • Obama overruled the EPA and a unanimous panel of scientific advisers and canceled a proposed EPA regulation that sought to curb smog by restricting the production of ground-level ozone. (AP via Yahoo 9/2/11)
  • Obama’s Department of State has worked with Trans-Canada oil lobbyists to build an environmentally questionable pipeline from Alberta to Texas. Rather than providing oversight, the State Department has given the company support, even after Trans-Canada suggested dropping their request to pump oil at higher pressures than allowed, then reapplying for a waiver after the project is approved. (NYT 10/3/11) In October, Obama hired a former Trans-Canada lobbyist as a senior advisor to his re-election campaign. (Tar Sands Action 10/24/11)
  • The Obama administration has continued—and stepped up—Bush’s abuse of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, turning what is supposed to be a regulatory research office into a tool for industries to lobby for looser environmental and safety rules. The Obama administration has changed 76% of rules submitted through OIRA, including a staggering 85% of EPA-related rules, for the benefit of industry. (Guardian 11/28/11)
  • The Obama administration is supporting genetically engineered agriculture in fifty wildlife refuges in violation of a lawsuit settlement with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Peer calls the program a “joint effort with Monsanto … part of a White House pledge to double exports.” (Truthout 7/25/11)
  • Obama’s Department of the Interior has approved scores of seismic surveys and drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico without permits required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. (Center for Biological Diversity 5/14/10)

On Education

  • Obama’s “Race to the Top” competition for school grants continues the policies of No Child Left Behind, judging performance on test scores, pushing school closures as a viable reform method, and promoting charter schools at the expense of the public school system. (Democracy Now 3/5/10) The changes made by state school systems to compete in the program led 746 school principals in New York to sign a letter of protest against testing. (NYT 11/27/11)

On Taxes, Budget, and Social Services

  • Obama extended the Bush tax cuts as part of a deal with Congressional Republicans in 2010. In addition to tax cuts or freezes across the board, the deal includes a tax cut for the top 2% of earners, an estimated $120 billion over two years; and an estate tax exemption for property less than $10 million. (ABC 12/17/10)
  • The deal brokered by Obama and Boehner during the manufactured debt ceiling “crisis” is estimated to reduce the United States GDP by $241 billion and cost nearly two million jobs—and these estimates are for 2012 alone. (EPI 8/1/11) The President has argued that the crisis, in particular the meaningless S&P downgrade of the U.S. credit score, makes it necessary to cut funding to social security and Medicare—but not the defense budget. (Politico 8/9/11)
  • Obama revived a failed Bush commission on debt and packed it with officials who have made careers of trying to attack and dismantle social security. (AlterNet 3/28/10)
  • The White House is seeking to cut funding from a program that trains occupational nurses, doctors, and safety professionals, and researches ways to decrease job-related fatalities in the agriculture, logging, and fishing industries, where death rates range from 5 to 58 times the national average. (CPI 8/4/11)
  • Obama supported passage of a House bill drafted by Republicans that would eliminate a tax compliance rule for governmnent contractors and pay for it by reducing Medicaid eligibility. (TPM 10/25/11) He also supported a budget that would cut funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in half, leaving millions without winter heat. (Christian Science Monitor 2/10/11)
  • The Obama administration supported a bill that would encourage public housing authorities to rely on private funding, and would decrease public funding with a goal of, as a National Housing Institute analysis put it, “getting the federal government out of the low-income affordable housing business.” (Washington Post 7/14/10NHI summer 2010)

On LGBTQIA rights

  • President Obama spent two years in opposition to the right of same-sex couples to marry before finally stepping back its policy and declaring it would not defend DOMA challenges in court. (ACLU 2/23/11) A spokesman for Obama said in 2010 that the president “does oppose same-sex marriage, but he supports equality for gay and lesbian couples” and that same-sex marriage is “an issue for the states.” (The Hill 8/5/10) Despite its declaration that it would no longer defend DOMA, it used the act later that year to deny immigration benefits to a married gay couple, deporting a man who was the primary caregiver to his AIDS-afflicted husband. (SF Gate 8/9/11)

On Transparency

  • One of Barack Obama’s major campaign issues was transparency; it is also turning out to be one of his major betrayals. Federal agencies denied more than 70,000 Freedom of Information Act requests under the “deliberative process” exemption (which Obama claimed to oppose) during the 2009 fiscal year alone; denials under all exemptions in the same time frame approached 500,000. These numbers represent a marked increase in both number and rate of denial from previous years, even though the number of FOIA requests actuallydecreased. (Huffington Post 3/16/10)
  • Despite campaign promises that he would protect and strengthen whistleblowers’ rights (, Obama’s administration prosecuted more whistleblowers and alleged leaks in his first 18 months than any other president did in their entire administration. (NYT 6/11/10) His Justice Department reissued a Bush-era subpoena demanding aNew York Timeswriter reveal his source in an article on a bungled CIA job. This revival of the Bush administration’s prosecution stands in marked contrast to Obama’s “forward-looking” hands-off approach to prosecuting Bush officials for their wrongdoing. (Salon 4/29/10)
  • Breanna Manning, accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and documents to WikiLeaks, has been held in captivity since May of 2010; for almost a year of that time (AP via NYT 4/28/11), she was kept in solitary confinement and forced to sleep in the nude. President Obama defended her treatment (NYT 3/11/11), and the Department of Defense did not so much as set a hearing date until November, a full 18 months after Manning’s arrest. (NYT 11/21/11)[Private Manning was arrested under the name Bradley Manning; since the news reports linked here were published, however, it became known that Manning identifies as female and prefers the name Breanna.]
  • During his campaign, Obama promised that lobbyists and former lobbyists would not be allowed to work for the administration, and once in office he set up rules to that effect. However, his administration has repeatedly given waivers to lobbyists, allowing them to circumvent the rule; in many cases, not even a waiver has been issued. (Obameter) At least 15 high-power fundraisers for Obama’s 2012 campaign are unregistered lobbyists, including executives from Pfizer and Comcast. (NYT 10/27/11)
  • Obama’s Department of Justice is pushing to allow government agencies to outright lie about the existence of sensitive records. Instead of saying it can neither confirm nor deny whether it has a given record, the new rules would give the government the ability to say the record doesn’t exist. (Pro Publica 10/24/11)
  • When he took office, Obama announced he would publicly release White House visitor logs in the interests of transparency, but the actual logs released have serious gaps and omissions. (CPI 4/13/11) Furthermore, the administration has taken to simply meeting with lobbyists at a coffee shop across the street from the White House in order to avoid having records of the visits. (NYT 6/24/10)


Obama’s Crimes by themindislimitless:

These things are really not hard to find. Situate them in the context of the struggle against white supremacist heteropatriarchal imperialist capitalism and it’s really not hard to arrive at the conclusion that Obama is firmly acting on behalf of, as part of, the oppressor class. 

Blind/Mute/Deaf Sterek Rec List

For the amazing Angsty who kindly answered this post (seriously you were the only one… but you would’ve been my first choice anyway ;)) and gave me the idea for my new rec list!! Sorry it’s a little later than supposed darling! Hope you enjoy ^^

Let’s start with : Blind!

Stiles -

Darkness Before Dawn by lanoirpapillon / 856 w. / T

“Due to the actions of the Alpha pack, Stiles goes blind. After the threat is gone, Stiles has to learn to live without his sight, and maybe Derek would make the perfect seeing-eye wolf.”

Put Me Next to an Open Window by orphan_account / 959 w. / T

Derek has always mentioned, in passing, the side effects of turning. There’s always the chance it won’t take and the person could die; after that, though, there is any number of other things that could complicate life further. He never expected one of those things to actually happen—they’re considered rare, those malfunctions—and certainly never to a member of his own pack.

Guide by peenwolf (hellafab) / 1511 w. / G

Stiles goes for an angry walk in the woods.

The Stories In His Skin by Sangwin / 1565 w. / Not Rated (I say T to M, depending on how sensitive you are. See warnings in fic.)

There is a scar on the side of Derek’s neck, towards the back, just along the curative. Stiles fingertips always manage to find it.

It’s Just Like You to Come and Go by wednesdays / 2465 w. / T

Stiles is blind. Derek may or may not like him a little lot.

I See You Better by theroguesgambit / 4685 w. / T

He dreams, sometimes, of his last moments of seeing.

At the church in Mexico, Stiles is blinded by a Berserker. Derek uses his new wolf status to act as a guide dog, while Stiles adjusts to his new reality.

The Beacon Bean by SPCMRose / 5681 w. / Not Rated (I say G)

My dear Angsty, this one was part of Fluffy’s original rec list that started the fanfic war but it’s just too good to not add it to Blind!Stiles ;)

He’s blind. His mate is blind. Looks like Derek will be relying on his stunning personality to win him over. Derek is so screwed…

AKA: Derek’s back in Beacon Hills, and decides to head out for a coffee. Stiles is blind, and Derek’s found his mate.

Stiles is a baker~

Blinded by the Light of Your Smile by Tribi / 9489 w. / Not Rated (I say T) / warning : girl Stiles

Derek is blindfolded, Stiles is blind, and the sidewalk is trying to kill them both. The major death happens off screen a few years in the past.

Music and Curry by LadyFaceElena / Series / Total 15465 w. /  E to M

Part 1 : Let Me Keep This One

“You’ve gone quiet again. Did I freak you out?” Stiles looked concerned and he was still holding on to Derek’s arm which had gone tense.

“No. I… no you didn’t,” Derek said in a rush. “I just didn’t expect to meet anyone. Like you,” he added.

“Fantastic and glorious?”

Derek bit his lip for a second, then said, “Well yes. Kind of.”

Cornerstone by Vendelin / 83738 w. / E

Suffering from PTSD, ex-Marine Derek Hale moves back to Beacon Hills to open a bookshop and find a calmer life. That’s where he meets Stiles, completely by accident. Stiles is talkative, charming and curious. Somehow, despite the fact that he’s blind, he’s able to read Derek like no one else.

And here are some WIP or Incomplete fics. BUT! Rest assured that if they’re in this rec, it means the words they’ve written so far are worth it ;)

I Made a Resolution by Dream_tempo / 5136 w. / T / WARNING - INCOMPLETE / ABANDONED

His senior year of high school, Stiles gets into a wolf-related accident and loses his sight. From there on, everything is different, no matter how much he wants it all to stay the same.

Oddly enough, the one person who seems to understand it all the most is Derek.

He Sees Me for Me by Karlarado / 23999 w. / Not Rated (for now, I say T) / WARNING - WIP

Derek and his adopted daughter move to Beacon Hills to try and start up a normal life. They meet Stiles in a park with his service/seeing-eye dog and while Malia bonds with the dog, Derek ends up bonding with Stiles.

Windows by dr_girlfriend / 44428 w. (so far) / WIP (updated regularly, srl read it!!) / E / *This fic was submitted by the other in this post here, and so much thanks to her for doing so!!!

Derek has a new neighbor who won’t stop looking.

That’s it for Stiles!! If you want more Blind Stiles, you can visit my ladies own rec list HERE!

Derek - 

Sourwolf Inc by LadyFaceElena / 4665 w. / M

And then there was Stiles. Dear god was there Stiles. He tried to avoid the strangely scented human, but it seemed any time Derek needed anyone, Stiles was there. When he was shot and dying, when he was poisoned. Twice. When he was possessed and aching, and cold and lonely, and grieving. It was always Stiles.

Feeling You by secretfanboy / 6158 w. / T

When Derek loses his sight and hearing saving Scott from an attack, the Stilinski’s take him in. As nurse and patient Stiles and Derek grow closer, but what will happen when Derek gets better? Will Stiles be left with a broken heart?

Cirque de la Lune by LadyFaceElena / 21058 w. / E / Bring your tissues!!

Derek’s jaw tensed. “Why are you here, Stiles?” he repeated, his voice sounding powerful and angry. Not the timid, unsure Derek Stiles had known before.

Stiles felt something rush though him. “Because I had hope. That maybe my stupid act of letting you go really was the right thing? Because we’re strong now and I still want you. I dream of you every night, Derek, I swear to god. Every night. And every time I let myself sit still for a second I feel your lips on mine, your hands on me, and I promise you if you reject me tonight I’ll leave, but I’ll never get over you. I’ll pine for you until I die.”

And here are some WIP or Incomplete fics. BUT! Rest assured that if they’re in this rec, it means the words they’ve written so far are worth it ;)

Summoning A Mate by Saskia / 3603 w. / G / WARNING - INCOMPLETE / ABANDONED

Blinded by a hunter, Derek has no intention of ever finding his mate. What good is a blind werewolf to anyone? But when Isaac and Scott hire a witch to summon Derek’s mate, a storm brings more than just a Stilinski to their little town.
Will Derek be able to fight his desire and reign in his wolf from claiming his mate? And what if Derek’s past isn’t finished with him yet?

And now : Mute

Stiles - 

Smooth Sounds of Stiles by literaryoblivion / 957 w. / G

To Derek, Stiles’s incessant chatter is like one of those noise machines, and he tunes it out, until he doesn’t have to anymore.

Can’t Wait by RBnC / 2388 w. / G

It’s really a chance encounter. Derek wasn’t going to sign up to T. A. the stupid class but he needed the credits for FAFSA to kick in. He never would have guessed he’d meet the rambunctious ball of energy.

And here are some WIP or Incomplete fics. BUT! Rest assured that if they’re in this rec, it means the words they’ve written so far are worth it ;)

Ink’d by sourwulfur / 17089 w. / T / WARNING - INCOMPLETE / ABANDONED

Several years ago, most of the Hale family died in a fire. Since then, Laura and Derek Hale moved to New York; until recently. They moved back when Stiles Stilinski and Scott McCall were sixteen, opening a tattoo parlor that they owned and operated, named Ink’d. The Hales have always been known for being secretive; and, Stiles, well, he may just accidentally stumble upon their secrets.

That’s it for Stiles!! If you want more Mute Stiles, you can visit my ladies own rec list HERE!

Derek - 

Silence is Golden by werewolfsaz / Series / Total 1487 w. / G

Part 1 : Please Say Hello To Me

I’ve seen you in here hundreds of times, browsing through the DVD’s, picking up a few metal CD’s. I always wanted to say hello but I didn’t know how to approach you. I mean, I’m not much to look at and I have a terrible habit of rambling when I’m nervous. I can feel the babbling threatening to burst out everytime I see your lithe form with its long black hair, sharp green eyes and gentle face. I rush out of the store every day, kicking myself for not saying ‘hello’ this time. And every single time I promise myself that next time I’ll do it. I’ll walk up to you, smile winningly, say something witty and introduce myself. Yes, thats the plan. The very next time I see you.

There’s a Revolution in My Bedroom by ObliqueOptimism / 3478 w. / T

Derek is a man of few words, but that’s okay, he has Stiles now.

you never said a word by waywardgirl / 6868 w. / T / bring the tissues!

Slowly, but surely, they worked themselves around the circle of chairs until eight sessions after the first they finally found themselves sitting next to each other.(Or the one where Derek and Stiles meet in a counseling support group for teens)

Last but not least : Deaf

Stiles - 

Explosions by Doteruna / 282 w. / T

This one is actually impressive in his level of feels versus the number of words…

One of Derek’s worst fears comes to life; someone attacks his pack in his own home.

I found this scribbled in the back of my math notebook and decided to post it.

Pretty Eyes by oddballgirl / 430 w. / G

kid!Derek wants to talk to kid!Stiles but doesn’t know how. So he asks Laura to help…

Wild Tonic by officerstilinskihale / 11010 / M

Stiles nodded and smiled again, his teeth flashing brightly and he signed something again, before looking frustrated with himself.

“You’re welcome,” Derek told him, feeling a wave of relief when Stiles’ face brightened. That would’ve been awkward if Stiles hadn’t been trying to say thank you.

“I had a really good time, so yeah. I’m glad you came with me,” he said, feeling his face grow hot. Derek wasn’t usually like this. He wasn’t confident. Sure, he had the looks and he could flirt shamelessly when he got hit on, but he always got shy around the people he genuinely liked, not that there was too many of those.

But Stiles didn’t let him dwell on that. He gripped Derek’s arm, grinned cheekily and pointed at himself before lifting two fingers. It took a while for Derek to get it but when he did, he couldn’t stop a smile from spreading across his face.

Me too.

Sounds Like Love by dalex_allen / 20433 w. / E

Derek meets Stiles in English class. Stiles is deaf.

And here are some WIP or Incomplete fics. BUT! Rest assured that if they’re in this rec, it means the words they’ve written so far are worth it ;)

Passing Notes to Say 'I Love You’ by AceLotti / 18618 w. / M / WARNING - INCOMPLETE / ABANDONED

Love is Deaf. You can’t just tell someone you love them. You have to show them.

That’s it for Stiles!! If you want more Deaf Stiles, you can visit my ladies own rec list HERE!

Derek - 

You don’t have to hear your heartbeat to feel it by redhoodedwolf / 1186 w. / G

It took Stiles longer than he’d like to admit for him to discover his TA for Mythological Studies was deaf.

Give Me A Sign by WhichWolfWins / 2215 w. / E

Stiles decides to learn sign language so he can communicate better with Derek and he ends up using it to communicate his feelings for him.

Laughter is the Best Medicine by literaryoblivion / 4432 w. / T

He hasn’t always been deaf.

Although, sometimes, he wishes he was. Mainly because he knows what he’s missing. He remembers what the rustle of the wind in the trees sounds like, remembers what kids playing in the playground sounded like, what laughter sounded like.

He misses it. A lot.

Through the Silence, Hold onto Me. by Inkforwords / 5040 w. / T

The pack has a run-in with a witch and while the spell that was cast on Stiles had thankfully worn off after her gruesome and timely demise, the spell that got Derek hasn’t seemed to. Or at least there are some lingering side effects. Derek is, for the time being deaf and will only let Stiles get remotely close to him when he’s upset.

Falling on Deaf Ears by CupcakeTerminal  / 5908 w. / T

“That night Derek fell asleep content which probably explained why he woke up the next morning deaf. He had long ago accepted that someone out in the Cosmos hated him.”

Feeling You by secretfanboy / 6158 w. / T / *Also Blind but not for long*

When Derek loses his sight and hearing saving Scott from an attack, the Stilinski’s take him in. As nurse and patient Stiles and Derek grow closer, but what will happen when Derek gets better? Will Stiles be left with a broken heart?

Speak to Me by Ember / 9168 w. / T

Derek became deaf from the fire that took his family long ago, and has refused to speak since. But when he is forced to speak in the court case of the woman who betrayed him long ago, he begrudgingly accepts the help of a newly graduated speech pathologist. Stiles, however, is about to teach a whole lot more.

Bones Straining Under the Weight by weathervaanes / 15645 w. / E

One of Stiles’ favorite things about life is Derek Hale’s food blog. He never expects to meet the man in person.

Counting to Infinity by artenon / 15,763 w. / T *submitted by derekhaleisagryffindor, thank you!!*

When Derek goes deaf, he finds himself going to Stiles for help. Stiles does.

I’m Derek Hale’s Boyfriend by LadyFaceElena / Series / Total 59540 w. / E to M to T

Part 1 : Just Let Go

And then Derek’s warm, strong arm came round his middle and held him, grounding him, bringing him back to the present. He smelled musty like sex and cologne, and his chest pressed against Stiles’ back was cold and sweaty. But it was more comfort than Stiles had ever felt in his life. Derek pressed a kiss to the back of Stiles’ head and just that little gesture told Stiles it was okay to just let go. To be in the moment, and close his eyes and just… let go.

That’s it for Derek!! If you want more Deaf Derek, you can visit my ladies own rec list HERE!

Ok I have one last for you guys… and this one comes with a heavy warning… If you want to cry yourself to death, be utterly depressive afterwards and ask yourself about the existence of life, go right ahead :

Blind/Mute/Deaf Stiles

Senses by Doteruna / 237 w. / Not Rated ( I must say I don’t know what to rate it either…)

Another drabble I found in my notebook and wanted to share. Stiles and Derek have an argument that ends with Stiles leaving the house.

And this is the END of this rec! I hope you will all enjoy it, especially you Angsty, and that it will bring Sterek Joy and Happiness in your gloomy days :)

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See ya all next time dear followers!!! ^^


anonymous asked:

What's your opinion on the Robin series so far?

I’ve been holding onto this cause I’ve had a post in my drafts on my thoughts on Robin once I finished. Once I got this ask, I decided I’d post them here. So here’s a bunch of random thoughts on Robin in no particular order. I’ll put it below the cut cause it’s kinda long also, you know, spoilers.

**Spoilers for the Robin series**

Keep reading


The year of 2016 shall in many peoples memories, be a year of complete and total shit. A year that saw the rise and fall of many great things. From Donald Trump to Harambe memes and everything in between, 2016 was a year of transition.

And so too was it for me a year of transition. A year where I said goodbye to a great many things yet at the same time ushering in a new chapter in the book of Destery. Which is not a real book because if it was, it would be full of poop jokes and terrible humor.

So much like the years before me, in addition to listing my accomplishments throughout this year, I’ll follow it up with what I’d like to see achieved in 2017 and hopefully at the end of it, I can look back and say “man this year didn’t suck, thats amazing! How new!”

1. YouTube
2016 was one of the most eye opening and easily the most financially lucrative years on YouTube I’ve ever had. this year alone I gained almost 250,000 subscribers, almost doubling what I gained last year, And finally hitting that magical One million subscriber mark that people have been long anticipating. And while numbers don’t truly mean that much to me, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t extremely proud of how far I’ve come. That said, this year also was a huge year of transition on YouTube for me. I ceased making WTF NEWS on Shane’s channel and started up WTF FIVE, a show that was definitely out of my comfort zone when I first started it; but I’m glad I took the risk as it’s taught me a lot about myself in the process of the show’s growth, now reaching almost 1 Million people per video.
WTF NEWS was moved to my Capndesdes, which has quickly became the #1 most viewed show on my channel. In addition, i stopped doing the Recap vlogs and brought back the Destery watch vlogs which I believe feels a lot more personal and allows me to have sort of a conversation with people rather than just talk about my life that really isn’t all that exciting anyways. I stopped doing the Monthly favorite videos, I stopped doing Real Ass Talk videos, I stopped streaming on twitch, I closed down my MineCraft server, and I haven’t posted a QNA in over a year, but regardless, true fans and viewers have still stuck by my side, eager for whatever random shit I dish out next.
In the next year I hope to continue posting my WTF NEWS videos, Destery Watch vlogs, random skits, as well as bring back the Capndesdes QNA videos as I greatly enjoyed doing them.

With all the phasing out of older video series, many people began wondering: what the hell is destery doing with his time anyways? And while YouTube will always be a main passion and income source for me, 2016 proved to be the first year where I tried expanding my reach in more than just the digital world. So in order to cut back even more on the amount of time I spend per week doing YouTube, I hired two editors this last year who have been a tremendous help to me in allowing myself more time to focus on more pressing concerns than spending 5 fucking hours editing a video. And With the free time gained from the help of my editors, I was able to focus on something I’ve always wanted to do: make a board game.
And Though the game is still very much in it’s alpha phase, I’ve recently also hired two artists who are already taking the game from just an idea into a magnificent work of art that has inspired me even more to have it released.
I can’t wait for you guys to play it and remark on just how fucking nerdy I am that one of my dreams in life was to make a board game.

So one of my resolutions for last year was to travel. To see more than just the worlds and places I see on TV and to actually venture into the scary unknown abyss known as “outside”. Well this year I’m happy to report that I travelled a metric fuck ton. Starting with going to Tennessee last January; then to Las Vegas in March, then exploring cool new places here in Portland, visiting my mom and Nathan in Idaho twice on a long and terrible car ride, Then to The land which I promised I would never return in Orlando Florida, then to a weekend in Seattle, and then again to Tennessee. This year was by far the most I’ve ever travelled and I’m extremely proud that I was able to leave my comfort zone which is really just my apartment filled with cats and video games, to embark on a quest to see more of the world.

SO fun fact - I’ve never really thought very highly of myself. Even if I have all of these accomplishments and useless to mediocre talents like making transformer sounds with my mouth, I still have a hard time with my own self worth and image. So this last year I vowed to test myself. To push myself harder than I ever have before both mentally and physically. And though I still look like a sad sack of uncooked chicken, My increasing desire to work out, eat healthy, and ice skate rigorously has only been briefly halted this year by my own doubts and the evil addicting nature of Taco Bell. I know that this year I can prove to myself even more that I am a Warrior and I will not give in to doubt or 2 dollar chicken burritos.

So those were my accomplishments I felt were worth noting this year, And as I venture forth into the next year, I have but one resolution.
STOP BEING LAZY. The largest hurdle between me and greatness is the limitations I set in my own mind And the inability to act on opportunity simply because it requires work. Nothing is simply achieved. Everything requires work - and my goal this year to be someone who constantly strives to work their hardest. Not only for my fans and people who look up to me, but to myself as well. When you’re sad and feeling helpless, many times, it’s hard to dig yourself out of the hole you’ve made. But inaction is greater a crime than trying and failing. Inaction leads to settling. Settling leads to regret, and regret leads to a mundane life. And if theres one thing I know, I will never settle for the mundane. Because the weird - The strange. The people who try something they’ve never done, or attempt something that frightens them - Those are the people who change the world.

Hayes Grier- Barbecue

(I wrote this maybe a year ago and it’s been sitting in my notes, collecting dust, so I figured I may as well post it. Feedback is greatly appreciated. TBH my New Years Resolution is to get better at writing so constructive criticism would be fantastic. I’m a hard-core Hayes girl and I have maybe 100+ imagines I’ve written and unpublished fanfiction so like for more! Happy New Year! :)


Age 22

“Hey!” Janie, Nash’s fiancé gushed as she opened the front door.

I hugged her before stepping into the waving at the loiters in the hall before walking into the family room.

“Hey, dude!” Johnson exclaimed as they did their ‘bro’ handshake.

“What’s been up?” Hayes asked, sitting on the couch next to this brother.

I said hello to a few faces before making my way to the kitchen.

“Hadley!” Jessica, Cameron wife called, waving me over to them.

“Where’s my baby?” I asked, referring to her two year old son, Mitchell.

“I think he’s out back with a few of the guys.” She guessed, pointing to the sliding door.

“I’m going to kidnap him.” I joked, walking out the open door.

“Had!” He yelled, looking up from the pool.

“Hi, baby boy!” I cooed as he ran up to me.

I grabbed a towel off the pool chair catching him with it. He giggled as I rubbed him with the cloth, drying him.

I wrapped him in the towel, setting him on my hip, walking back into the house.

“That was fast.” Jess laughed, smiling at her son.

Mitchell set his head on my shoulder, hugging my neck.

“So how are you two feeling after what happened with Emmi?” Mahogany asked, leaning against the counter, sipping her wine.

“I mean it sucked because I thought we were finally getting somewhere, but the doctors said there was something off with her chromosomes and she wouldn’t live past her first birthday.” I informed, happy with myself that I wasn’t crying, “But I’m occupying myself with babysitting.”

“Speaking of babysitting, how about tomorrow?” Hanna, Johnson’s girlfriend asked me.

“Definitely.” I responded, snuggling the two years old further into my side.

She smiled at me before announcing dinner was ready.

“I’ll tell the boys.” I volunteered, setting Mitch down.

I walked into the main room where the boys were talking about some game last night. I announced dinner, earning a gentle roar of excitement as everyone stood up to migrate toward the kitchen.

“Hads, come here.” Hayes said, grabbing my hand, leading me into the hallway.

“Yeah?” I questioned when the last person excited the narrow area.

“I think we should tell them.” He informed, putting his hands on my stomach.

“One more week then I’ll be at four months then I’ll let you tell them.” I compromised.

He sighed, nodding, “This baby will be the one.”

I nodded, wrapping my arms around the back of his neck, hugging him.

“I love you.”

“I love you too.” I responded.

“Guys, dinner!”

We broke apart, walking back into the living room.

“Had, can you sit next to me?” Mitch asked, cocking his head to the side.

“Of course, baby boy.” I laughed, sitting in the chair I always sat in next to his booster seat.

Hayes sat next to me after a few minutes, setting my plate in front of me.


“So, how are you guys doing?” Nash asked, referring to Hadley and I.

“Really good, actually. She’s learning to cope, and I guess I am as well.”

He nodded, “Are you guys planning on having more children?”

I nodded, “Definitely. We’ve decided to try for one more then if that doesn’t work we’re going to adopt.”

“She wants to be a mom so bad.” Johnson said, looking at Hads.

“It’ll happen whether she carries it or not.” I grinned.

They nodded, breaking into smaller conversations.

I turned my attention to what Janie and Had we’re talking about.

“We were thinking about buying a large property with a ton of land.” Had said.

“Hey, don’t put words into my mouth.” I joked.


“Had, can you cut this for me?” Anne asked from across the table.

I looked at Johnson and Hanna, basically asking for permission.

She laughed, “Go for it.”

I stood up, grabbing a butter knife, cutting small shapes out of her fruit.

“Look, momma, it’s a star!” She exclaimed, holding the small bit of apple up at her mom.

“You’re so good with kids.” Hanna said, practically amazed.

I laughed, sitting back down.

Hayes put his hands on my knee, rubbing it.

“We should tell them.” He whispered.

“No, wait for four months.” I replied.

“Tell us what?” Cam asked, raising an eyebrow.

He gave me puppy dog eyes, but I shook my head.

“Nothing.” Hayes huffed, slumping back in his chair, sticking out his bottom lip.

“Are you pouting right now?” I laughed.

“Please?” He begged.

“Tell us!” Gilinsky yelled, gaining the attention of everyone at the table.

“We don’t have anything to say!” I lied, laughing.

*Hayes* After Dinner

“She’s pregnant isn’t she?” Nash asked, causing me to look up.

I nodded. “But she’s worried she going to miscarry this one again, so she won’t tell anyone.” I sighed, sipping my beer.

“It’s crazy how the people who deserve it most don’t get it.”

I nodded.

He looked at me, raising an eyebrow, “Since when do you drink?”

I laughed, “Dude, I drink all the time.”

“No, you don’t.”

“Yes, I do!”

He laughed, “Whatever.”

“Game time!” Matt cheered, sitting next to me. “Since when do you drink?”

“That’s what I said!” Nash exclaimed, causing me to roll my eyes, and take another swig from my beer.