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The number of times I have threatened my fiance with murder over a pun is in the thousands. I feel LB’s struggle on a spiritual level.

I think I just wanted an excuse to draw another redesign.

The Outsiders is Gay™, an academic study:

Some of these quotes are 100% serious and meant genuinely, especially in regard to Dally and Johnny. Other quotes are absolutely us being pedantic, entirely because of how much of a hissy fit Hinton threw for the mere suggestion that there is a possible queer reading of this book. So if some of these seem like reaches… they are, and that’s what makes it so much fun.

Chapter 1:

  • WHEN I STEPPED OUT into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home. (Paul Newman, a bisexual icon.)
  • I have light-brown, almost-red hair and greenish-gray eyes. I wish they were more gray, because I hate most guys that have green eyes, but I have to be content with what I have. (Ponyboy has a type.)
  • Darry is six-feet-two, and broad-shouldered and muscular. He has dark-brown hair that kicks out in front and a slight cowlick in the back— just like Dad’s— but Darry’s eyes are his own. He’s got eyes that are like two pieces of pale blue-green ice. They’ve got a determined set to them, like the rest of him. He looks older than twenty— tough, cool, and smart. He would be real handsome if his eyes weren’t so cold.
  • Soda is handsomer than anyone else I know. Not like Darry— Soda’s movie-star kind of handsome, the kind that people stop on the street to watch go by. He’s not as tall as Darry, and he’s a little slimmer, but he has a finely drawn, sensitive face that somehow manages to be reckless and thoughtful at the same time.
  • Soda merely cocked one eyebrow, a trick he’d picked up from Two-Bit.
  • “I’d just as soon tease a full-grown grizzly” (The biggest and best reach of all.)
  • They came running toward us now— four lean, hard guys. (They were hard, guys.)
  • Steve Randle was seventeen, tall and lean, with thick greasy hair he kept combed in complicated swirls. He was cocky, smart, and Soda’s best buddy since grade school.
  • (The entire description of Dally that lasts three paragraphs.)
  • If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are.
  • Dallas lit a cigarette and handed it to Johnny. (Historically a queer symbol, just saying.)
  • Two-Bit cocked an eyebrow. “Nice-lookin’ bruise you got there, kid.” I touched my cheek gingerly. “Really?” Two-Bit nodded sagely. “Nice cut, too. Makes you look tough.”
  • I can understand why Sodapop and Steve get into drag races and fights so much, though— both of them have too much energy, too much feeling, with no way to blow it off. (Heh.)
  • In a moment his breathing was light and regular. I turned my head to look at him and in the moonlight he looked like some Greek god come to earth. I wondered how he could stand being so handsome. (Why would you even think that?)

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My unconscious assumption is I cannot survive without this other person […] When I make the assumption conscious—and vocalize it—its absurdity is revealed and my neediness is reduced. In all my relationships, I may in fact, have been trying to armour myself against [loneliness]’s charge by interposing someone else’s body between me and it! When I think literally that you are what I need, I am going for the lowest stakes: soothing, distraction, immediate relief. Your absence is not the true source of my pain nor would your presence be freedom from the pain. It would only go underground, into my unconscious, the only place in which it can truly hurt me. I speak to myself as the good parent to the child: “I know you are hurting and that you want him now and yes it does feel good to be with him. But he cannot really heal your pain. He is only the latest makeshift version of fulfillment you can find in yourself. Now try being with yourself just one more minute than you can stand. One long look is all it takes to diminish, exponentially, both your daunting [loneliness] and his seductive face! The result will be self-trust and availability for a truly healthy relationship in which the other cooperates in your fulfillment but is not the source of it.
—  David Richo, from Human Becoming: Practical Steps to Self Respect and Compassionate Relationships

h-y-p-h-e-n-d-o-t-s  asked:

Have you finished reading captive prince yet??? May or may not have squealed when i found out one of my fave otayuri blogs is reading capri series kwdcojfwcpls talk to me abt it when u finish bc i have not felt the capri feels in a long time <3

i finished the trilogy + summer palace!! now all ive been doing is reading fics and crying

h-y-p-h-e-n-d-o-t-s  asked:

Um hi yes I would like to make a complaint: hoW ARE YOU SO PRETTY WTF WOMAN??? Please give us more of your face omg

I REALLY AND TRULY DONT UNDERSTAND HOW I KEEP GETTING THESE LMAO but thank u did u know i’d die for u now

but krjhkjdhsf no ive used up all of my Self Confidence for that one pic i think it’ll take me another 2 months before i can post another one