no way am i tagging all of this so i'll just tag

anonymous asked:

Let him rest? Who the hell do you think you are? Louis is not a helpless child. He's a grown ass man, he's rich, he's got an adorable son, a hot girlfriend. He gets paid to walk around in fancy clothes and sip coffee. Why the fuck do you act like people should feel sorry for him? Aren't you ashamed to act like this when so many people around the world struggle with REAL issues?

Okay, anon. Okay.

Let us imagine for a moment that we are two separate and yet civilised bloggers. 

Let us imagine that we are both fans of Louis Tomlinson, and as such take an interest in his general wellbeing, as well as support him in his work.

Let us imagine, that you, dear blogger, saw a three word tag on a post that I wrote, one made up of nine words.

Let us imagine that you read the words ‘Just a happy hug for Louis. Pass it on’ and then clicked into my original post and saw the tags ‘one less thing to worry about’, ‘let him shine’ and  'let him rest’.

Let us imagine that in seeing this, for reasons best known only to you, you chose to focus on the three words ‘let him rest’.

Let us imagine that without choosing to ask, or to seek context as to why I would have made the post to begin with, let alone used those three particular words, you then instead chose to send me a cowardly anonymous message.

Let us imagine that I attach no shame to what I choose to blog about, and that instead I choose to blog about things that I find positive, or wish to raise awareness of, as well as things I enjoy.

Let us imagine, anon, that you are unaware of the fact that I am a real life activist, and that I have in fact been to parliament to discuss real life issues with real life MPs.

Let us imagine, that you anon, recall before you press send, that you know nothing about me, my life, nor the REAL issues, I, nor anyone around me, face.

Let us imagine, anonymous person who came to my blog with the express purpose of sending me this message, that you cannot in fact imagine what it was like, like I, to be raised in the shadow of sectarianism.

Let us imagine, anonymous grey box of safety you choose to hide behind, that every day of my career, I work assisting people whom I was inspired to support, after my mother lost the vast majority of her hearing and was injured in a bombing when I was five years old.

Let us imagine, person presumably too ashamed of their actions to use their real name, that no, I am not ashamed to act with compassion and empathy, and to have a post reflect those parts of me.

Let us imagine that I, a fan of Louis Tomlinson, used those three words, because I was happy to see that he will not face charges in a case that I feel should never have been brought against him in the first place.

Let us imagine that I used the words ‘let him rest’ because I am happy that instead of having the shadow of the aforementioned case (and the way certain people chose to report it) hanging over him, I hope that he can instead now get some respite, away from this particular kind of exposure.

Let us imagine, that while I understand that everyone experiences and deals with grief in the way that is personal and right for them, that grief is something I sadly understand all too well.

Let us imagine then, that as someone who in the past few years alone, has lost five of my cousins (including one to suicide, the pain of which I talked about in depth here), my aunt (who was like a grandmother to me), my uncle (who was in fact buried today), and my father, who died aged fifty-nine (and whom I didn’t even get to say goodbye to, because he passed away with no warning), knows a little bit about grief and how it can weary you.

Let us imagine that within the scope of my experience, I feel, personally, that while we all handle grief differently, that the one thing you do not need when grieving is more external stressors in your life, because grief is an all consuming experience (tiring in a way that you cannot know until you have lived through it), that no amount of money, sipping coffee, or fancy clothes can assuage.

Let us imagine that I, someone who has experienced the life changing blow that is losing a parent, empathises with Louis Tomlinson in this instance, and that I hope he is able to relax a bit and rest a little more (something that in and of itself is open to interpretation) with one less of those external stressors to worry about.

Let us imagine, anon, that you have not experienced even a fraction of such a monumental emotion (because I would not wish it on anyone), and that you can find it within yourself to understand, to examine context, and to use critical thinking regarding the words of someone who has, and who in turn chose to make a small statement on their own blog regarding it.

Let us imagine, dear anon, that we live in a world where people think before they speak, where someone who is grieving can visit a site they enjoy for some respite from said grief, and where unchecked denigration and spewing vitriol are not the norm. Where people consider their words and how they will carry them with them (because carry them they must), before they send a stranger an anonymous message on the internet.

Imagine THAT.

surprising your boyfriend like

Bitty doesn’t like lying to his boyfriend. It’s not his style. If anything, he’s honest to a fault. It’s not his speed to perpetrate deceptions, much less relish him.

Oh, but this… this is really kind of fun.

When he first tells Jack he’ll be heading home for Christmas, Jack is visibly disappointed. His face falls, and he heaves a sigh before mustering up his stoic face and telling Bitty “I hope you have fun.”

Bitty feigns concern. “Oh, now, what will you do? I know you’re playing on Christmas Eve day, so I suppose you can’t go home to your parents’.”

Jack shakes his head. “I’ll make do. I’m sure someone on the team will have me over.” But the sad glisten in his eyes is almost enough to make Bitty break down and confess right there.

Almost.

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lightshesaid  asked:

omg so much microfic. How about some Shiro & Ulaz & a panic attack?

how about it? ;)

“Shiro. Shiro!”

Shiro comes back to himself with a panicked start, lungs burning as he struggles for air. His heart’s pounding, fit to burst right out of his chest. His eyes skitter frantically over a blurred nothing. Where - where - ?!

“Shiro,” the voice repeats, insistent but calm. Something squeezes his hand. “Shiro, you must breathe. Can you do that? Inhale.”

Shiro sucks in a ragged gasp of air, lungs heaving, trying.

“Good,” the voice says, fierce but hushed. “Let it out. Again.”

Shiro obeys. Inch by inch he breathes; inch by inch the voice talks him down. Inch by inch his heart stops pounding. Gradually his surroundings clarify into dull sense. He’s sitting on the dirt floor, back pressed hard against two walls. He’s curled up into the corner. He can’t move his hands -

No. His right arm rests palm-up by his side, heavy and limp. Only his left hand is being held. Long fingers grip his, and the slight tip of claws brush against his wrist.

Someone crouches in front of him, their face furrowed in deep concern.

“Ulaz,” Shiro gasps.

“That is correct,” Ulaz says, quietly. His yellow eyes betray no alarm, merely worry. “Are you with me?”

Shiro’s left hand is caught up in Ulaz’s own, the Galra’s grip firm but not restrictive. Shiro’s knees are tucked tightly into his chest; Ulaz is crouched before him, immobile and steady. Even squatting down, Ulaz is so much larger than Shiro is. His knees press right above Shiro’s own, and his larger form neatly blocks Shiro’s view of the cell door. The edges of the door’s active energy field shimmer brightly around Ulaz’s form, a purple halo Shiro will see in his dreams for a week -

“No.” A hand grips his chin. Shiro flinches, bucking, but Ulaz’s claws are gentle. “Look at me. Do not look at the door.”

“H-how are you here?” Shiro manages. His tongue’s dry, lips cracked.

“I came after you,” Ulaz says, as matter-of-fact as if he were merely discussing the weather.

Came after you. But the cell door is active, and locked. That means -

Shiro fights against Ulaz’s grip, weak and shaking. Ulaz releases Shiro’s chin, but remains crouched before him, still blocking Shiro’s view of the active door. Even so - “You s-shouldn’t be here! What have you done?!”

“Do not worry about me,” Ulaz says, sharp. There’s no sign of injury on his face or hands. Ulaz is unharmed except that he’s imprisoned here, too, trapped just like Shiro. “This was my choice. Shiro, listen to me. The rest of your team is coming, but your Paladins will not get here in time. Your captors are coming for you first, unless we can stop them.”

The brief hope winging through Shiro’s chest sputters, caught. He thinks about crying: not in front of Ulaz. He thinks about running: the door is locked. He thinks about fighting -

“My arm,” Shiro whispers. His right arm is a deadweight at his side, metal fingers limp and lifeless. He cannot move them. “They - they did something-”

“I know,” Ulaz says. His calm voice is a rock, steady despite the undercurrent of urgency running through his words. “I can fix it, but it will hurt. However, if I re-activate your arm, we can use it to get out of this cell and find somewhere to bide time until your team arrives. Your captors will not hurt you.”

It will hurt.

Your captors are coming for you first.

Not even a choice. Shiro laughs, the shakiest of exhales. “Do it.”

Pride flits into Ulaz’s eyes, chased by a clear measure of confusion. Maybe laughing about their impending demise and torture through one way or another isn’t the reaction Ulaz expected. Oh, well. Ulaz should’ve thought of that before he ended up in this cell with Shiro.

“Do you understand me?” Ulaz repeats. “It will hurt. The hard reset was not designed to be easy on the host.”

“I heard you,” Shiro confirms. It takes all his energy but he pulls his head away from the wall, staring back at Ulaz with determination. “Do it. Pidge and Hunk can fix it later.”

Ulaz’s gaze softens inexplicably.

“I will assist them,” he promises. His hand hovers over Shiro’s immobile arm - and then, for the first time since Shiro came to, Ulaz hesitates. “You are sure?”

It will hurt.

Your Paladins will not get here in time.

“No other way, right?” Shiro says, hoarse. “My hand can open the door. Do it.”

“Then take a deep breath,” Ulaz says, and gently - carefully - he takes the elbow of Shiro’s Galra arm into his hands.

My Word is My Bond

Part Two

Originally posted by greatestgifsofalltime

Pairings: Jughead x reader, Sabrina x reader (platonic)

Summary: The reader comes to the end of a long day dealing with the effects of Sabrina’s spell. She is determined to guard her secret, but the truth cannot remain hidden forever, especially when it can’t be buried with lies.

Warnings: angst

Part One

Do you know how difficult it is to write a book report when you can’t lie? Especially when the book is Catcher in the Rye and you hate Holden Caulfield with a burning passion. On top of that, my phone has been ringing off the hook. I’m really regretting setting Sabrina’s ringtone on my phone to I Put a Spell On You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins; after today, that song will never leave my subconscious. I’m about to snap my pen in half when the doorbell rings.

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Fleeting Envy.

Plot: Jimin gets jealous.
Pairing: poly!yoonmin x reader
Category: Angst / (mostly) Fluff
Word count: 770

     Yoongi was alway convenient to be physical with, as he spent most of his time lazing around. He never minded wrapping an arm around your waist just to be in touch, and you spent most of your time in similar positions. However, Jimin loved to be in physical contact significantly more often than Yoongi, which tended to result in some silent jealousy. Lately Jimin had been clinging to you both more. On the occasions that he’d be late, walking into the room to see you wrapped around each other, he’d silently lay on top of the two of you.

     “You two always do things without me.”

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anonymous asked:

hey. can you rec me some ziam fics. maybe your favourites? pls

Hi!!!

Sorry for taking a bit longer to get to this! I was all set to do it yesterday, but then Top Knot Zayn happened, and I needed the time to appropriately reflect on him. But I’m back and focused and here goes!

(I’m putting all my recs under the cut because I don’t have any self control.)

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ignis is such an Egg™

Dear friends...

It’s been a while since I made my tumblr account and I met a lot of wonderful people here, I want to thank each one of you for being my friend, so I decided to make a post about all of you ( I hope I don’t forget anyone ^^’ )

@babypeachtaozii You are my first tumblr friend and I am soo thankful that you messaged me that day!!! I love how my url made you message me xDDD I love you soo much!!! I will always treasure you!!! I know you’re very busy and we can’t chat often, but if you ever need me, I’ll always be there for you!!!

@bobs-flowers Omg I am soo happy we met!!! You’re such a wonderful friend!!! You’re super hardworking!!! I love you soo much!!! You faced a lot of problems and I tried to help you, sorry if I wasn’t that helpful ^^’ I know you have a lot of work to do but please, always remember to rest!!!

@sosuke-of-secondearth You’re honestly soo cute!!! Thank you for being my friend and always helping when I am sad or anxious!!! I really appreciate that you message me even when you have to go to work!!! You’re really precious and lovable!!! I hope you’ll always be happy, cause you deserve it!!!

@saranghaeyeols We met on Christmas day and you’re honestly the best Christmas gift I ever got!!! I love you and your cats!!! You’re also gorgeous, stop saying you’re not, okay? I will fight you if you say that you’re not beautiful. Thank you for messaging me!!! Good luck on your exams!!! Don’t overwork!!!

@winteryethereal We met few days ago, but you’re honestly soo talented!!! And I love chatting with you!!! I hope more people will notice your talent ;) Good luck!!!

@charliefazbear We didn’t talk a lot, sorry for not messaging you >///< I really liked chatting with you and I am really thankful that I got to meet you ;) I hope we will chat again!!!

@taos-left-eyelid My lovely child!!! I am sorry for not joining the group chat!!! I love you, I really do!!! Don’t forget that!!! Also, you’re gorgeous ok? Absolutely perfect!!! I will fight whoever attacks you!!! Also, you’re really talented OMG!!! I love the stuff you write ;* I will always be there for you ^^

@sakura-gucci-panda My fellow scorpio friend!!! I love how you trust me enough to share your feelings!!! I am always here to listen!!! We are quite alike 😏😏😏 I love the lockscreens/wallpapers you make, omg, like, you’re so talented? Thank you for being you!!!

@kais-daddy Omg when I first saw you I thought you were a model, why you’re so gorgeous??? Also, I really like your personality omg!!! You’re also have an amazing sense of humor!!! We didn’t chat a lot, but I hope we will!!! Ohhh!!! And take care of yourself, I don’t want you to get ill agan >///<

@kai-aaah You’re soo cute AJSHCVFJKFBD I love chatting with you!!! Though we didn’t chat a lot…. >///< But omg you’re like an angel!!! Let’s chat more often!!! ( If you want to of course!!! )

@jungkookies-babygirl I hope you’re happy, cause you deserve happiness and love!!! You’re a wonderful person and it breaks my heart to see you sad… If you’ll ever need someone to talk to, I will always listen!!! Thank you for being such a wonderful person!!!

@kurosentoki I see you being sad quite often and I hate myself for not being able to help you… I know, we didn’t chat a lot, but I still really want to make you at least a little happier!!! You’re amazing!!! I love you!!!

@milktaost I remember when I used to send you random anon messages and how cute your answers were!!! Thank you for answering them!!! Sorry for not messaging you often ^^’ I really don’t want to be annoying >///< Ahh I hope you’re happy and healthy!!! Love you lots!!!

@paulienm You’re very cute and I love your blog!!! Thank you for randomly messaging me!!! I love you even though we didn’t talk a lot!!!

@trashbxsh Thank you for liking my reblogs!!! I really appreciate this!!! I hope we will become friends :3 Love you!!!

@braziebear We probably chatted only once but omg was that fun!!! I hope we will chat more in the future :3 ( If you want to ^^ )

@exocausetearsandsmiles You’re hilarious omg I love your blog!!! You’re also soo open minded!!! Thank you for randomly messaging me ( I am literally to shy to message you cause I think that I am way to lame )

@kimnamwho We also probably chatted only once but I really liked it!!! Let’s chat again!!! ( if you want to ^^ )

@blackberryconnossieur I loved chating with you!!! You’re honestly amazing I really love you!!! :3

@xiulayallday You’re adorable! We didn’t chat, but I love your blog ^^ Thanks for being a mutual ^^

@chogiwapark Ahhhh Tesa!!!! Thank you for sticking with my lame self!!! I honestly don’t understand why are you still not bored to chat with me, like??? I love you, you’re soo amazing!!! I know you’re busy, so thank you for finding time to answer my messages!!! You also can message me sometimes, ok? ;* Love you!!!

@7deer-ofthe-dawn7 Ahh I really like the fanfic you wrote!!! We didn’t chat a lot and that’s probably because I am too anxious to message you ( You’re honestly soo cool omg ) but I still love you LOL ( please don’t judge me, I really do love all of the people I know on tumblr >///< )

@hoe4baek Ahh… We didn’t chat often, but maybe we could chat more in the future? If you want to? You’re very cute!!! I love you!!!

@swaggyt-a-o emmm…. Yeah, we also didn’t chat often but YOU’RE ADORABLE ASHCGSDHJKVS!!!! I was soo shocked when you followed my blog omg >///< Thank you for being a mutual ^^

@blancnabi Thanks for tagging me in stuff!!! I love your blog!!! You’re adorable!!! Let’s become friends!!! :3

@eau-de-low-budget You’re an amazing artist!!! I love your art!!! You’re honestly super talented, I am not lying!!! You’re a wonderful person!!! ^^

@stopjunmyeon Ahhh I am soo honored you follow me >///< You’re absolutely gorgeous and I love your personality!!! You’re amazing!!! I wish there was more people like you!!!

@1oveyoon We haven’t chatted in a while >///< I love you soo much!!! You’re gorgeous omg >///< I am happy I met you!!! Let’s talk more in future ( if you want to!!! )

I am really thankful that all of you are my friends ( well at least I hope you are ^^ I love all of you ) I am sorry if I don’t message you, I am really shy >///< All of you are soo cool and amazing, literal angels so I get really anxious to message you!!! >///< I tagged people randomly, I love all of you the same!!! Once again, Thanks for being my friends or simply mutuals!!! I cherish each one of you!!!

this is going to sound a little familar

@endragh submitted: since i didn’t know that last au was going to make you uncomfortable i am taking the main “story” of it and put it into an au that won’t make you uncomfortable. that way you can enjoy the cute at any time without feeling uncomfortable(changing it slightly to fit this new au).

so Micheal, Ryan, Gavin, Geoff, and Jack are part of the Fake AH crew. they find one day that their friend meg has gone missing. when they get to her apartment they find cop Jeremy there. he isn’t like most cops, pretty much not caring who they are. just wanting to get his job done and get meg back safe.

like they point guns at him and he just waves them off like “look, you can kill me later just let me finish this job alright?”

they start working with him, since they definitely have more resources then one lone cop, and eventual find and return meg safe from harm. Jeremy helps by being more observant(keener eyesight to replace his sniper potion in the crew) and catches things the other miss(a few specks of blood, and handprints)

they actually come to find they like this cop(since even after they find meg Jeremy is immediately off on another case and doesn’t seem to even care who they are) it takes a bit of time but once they find him again they give him their number. tell him to call them anytime he needs help finding someone.

the first time he calls them it is a missing kid. the crew jumps at the chance to help find a kid and they get the kid back to their parents safe(taking out a rival gang and getting a little more territory in the process) the second time he calls is because he was to late and doesn’t have anyone else to cry to. they all bring him back to their place to comfort him.

after that they start seeing each other outside of work and it eventually becomes cop Jeremy with his boyfriend crew saving kids together(and then the crew goes off and does crew stuff)

oh gosh you didn’t need to rewrite your whole au for me haha. but this sounds very lovely. im all for hero! lil J and somewhat reluctant heroes, only doing it because jeremy is cute! Fakes. Sounds absolutely adorable

5

“He and Spade were just induplicable as a team – wonderful together. David is very acerbic and… he’s – you know, he’s a toughie. And Chris is a softie. You’ve got the best of Belushi and Aykroyd, of Abbott and Costello, of Martin and Lewis… You had just a perfect yin-yang situation with those guys.” - Dan Aykroyd

“A fantastic combination of ultimately innocent and ultimately jaded. They are the oil and vinegar of comedy.” - Mike Myers

“They would react to stress in different ways. Chris would get bigger, and David would – there’d be less of David. And I used to say that the amount of weight in the frame kind of stayed constant, you know, in a two-shot.” - Lorne Michaels

“They were funny, they were close, you could tell they were really good friends. And only real – really, really good friends can fight the way they fought. And they’d throw something, and not speak to each other for a couple hours, and we’d all sit there and laugh and watch this thing go back and forth.” - Bo Derek

“And when I’d visit those fools during the [Tommy Boy] shoot, they’d have little fights on occasion, and Farley would [laughs] have a snap and Spade… [laughs] Spade would be scared for his life. They were in love with each other – we all were! You know. But Spade and Farley had a definite… brotherly relationship.” - Adam Sandler

Those fools. The way everyone talks about those fools, and the way everyone smiles so much while talking about those fools. 

But David Spade himself, every time he’s asked about Chris Farley, he always gives the same answers, usually “I think about him every day” or some variation thereof, and appears very stoic and tired like he’s climbed these same stairs too many times. It should be noted that this is likely because he once said “if I think about that for more than 5 seconds ill start bawling.”

anonymous asked:

So do you just not like Harry? You're a Larrie but never blog Harry. I may or may not stalk your tags. just admit you're a Louie instead.

Well hello there anon! Lissen, it’s been a week now and I didn’t know how I was going to answer this but here i am two ciders cider+whiskeys whiskeys in and I’m going to tell you a story you never asked for. The story of how I first became acquainted with One Direction. Here we go: 

I will freely admit that before last year I had no clues who the halibuts One Direction even was. All I basically knew was that they were that boyband who sang a song about Little Things that my 16-year-old cousin made me watch six times once. And yes, though I do love me a boyband (BBMAK RIP), I was an un-woke fool and so I made my best “that’s amaahzing sweaty” face anytime she or anyone brought them up. end of backstory. 

cut to: December 2015
I went out for drinks with a bunch of co-workers and made a friend with a nice English woman who someone had brought along. She kept starring at me and looking away and putting her hand over her mouth and pushing me like “GET OUT OF HERE GYSPY” and about half way through telling her about my passion to seriously get dinosaurs trending in the fashion world I just stopped talking because her face kept doing this:

and I looked down to see if i’d dropped food on myself but I hadn’t and she was like “I’m so sorry…it’s just that you remind me so much of someone and it’s kind of freaking me out.”
to which i said “OOoOooOOoo! WHO IS SHE?”
nice English woman: “Erm it’s a boy”
me: “It’s always a boy”
nice English woman: “It’s Harry Styles”
me:
friend of nice English woman: “SHE WOULD KNOW”
me:
nice English woman: “He’s so quirky”
me: “I’m pretty sure that’s naht a compliment”

anyway, she told me I needed to go home and youtube him and the band and just left me with a “you’ll see”. 
DO YOU KNOW WHAT I SAW ANON? THIS:

and I swiveled violently towards the camera and shouted:

“I’M 100% CONVINCED THIS IS NOT A COMPLIMENT”

long story short, I made the mistake of watching more videos (x-factor diaries FUUHHH I KNOW BIRTH OF A LARRIE) and realised the reason I was so offended was because I eventually saw it… i saw why the nice English woman said this about me and why people have continued to say this about me and my fashion sense:

Someone actually printed this out and hung it up on a wall at work once (sans heads - I added those heads to protect both our identities) cos I wore this outfit the same day this hoe did and they thought it was funny to call me out (I totally wore it first). 

So, do I see Harry Styles as my personal arch nemesis? yes, yes i do. Will I continue to be embarrassed by him because he is a reflection of all my weirdness? yes, yes I will. Will I ever stop yelling at him in my tags? probs naht. Do I avoid fonding over him because it makes me feel like I’m fonding over myself? Absolutely.

In summary, I basically have to love him because I really love myself but I’m also really humble so there’s that. If this all makes me a Louie then it is what it is.  

alright I’m done. Can we still be friends? good night and ALL THE HALIBUTS! 

anonymous asked:

I am genderfluid and I have curly hair that's down past my lower back. I love my hair. I think it looks good on me. But I literally never EVER see any genderfluid people with long hair, and having short hair would be so much easier to style and change around. I never see any advice on what to do with long hair other than to just cut it. Even though I love it should I just cut it because it would be easier? I know I'll probably regret it but I'm pretty torn. Any advice?

hi there. i so feel you! i’m not genderfluid, but i’m nonbinary and i rock the long hair. here’s the thing: if you love it, and it sounds like you really do!, then i don’t think you should cut it. of course, it’s hair and it’ll grow back and you shouldn’t be afraid to cut it. but it sounds like you might regret cutting it, and i wouldn’t want you to feel like you have to cut it to fit into any model of genderfluid expression.

on top of all of that, there are definitely genderfluid folks out there with long hair, i promise. and there are ways to style long (and curly!) hair. 

you should definitely check out our /hair tag, but i’ll also link you to a few resources specifically for folks with long, curly hair:

other genderfluid style resources and blogs that might be useful to peruse:

whenever i am feeling a little genderweirdy about having long hair, i mostly just go look at pictures of willy cartier. also, old school pictures of johnny depp with longer hair; he had a bit of curl to it. but now, for some more practical tips!

i think that keeping your hair all one length - i.e., no layers - is one step towards being able to rock a more masculine take on long hair. additionally, where you part your hair can help with this: try a more centered part. if you want to tie your hair back, play around with these options: a low, loose ponytail or the always extraordinary man-bun. you might want to invest in some hair pomade and try slicking your hair back and letting it fall loosely (like this, which is someone with straight/straightened hair, or like some of the images at this pinterest, which focuses on men with long hair and includes men with long curly hair.)

you could also look into doing a variation on an undercut, depending on your type of hair and whether or not you’re interested in/able to cut your hair at all. with an undercut, you could style it on some days so that the shaved part of your hair isn’t visible at all, and on days when you’re looking to wear your hair more masculinely, you could show it off a bit more. here’s an example, another one, and another one. this is a neat way to maintain your length but create a more masculine look sometimes. those primarily reflect people with straight/straightened hair, but a similar look can be achieved with curly hair. a good hairdresser should be able to help you achieve this kind of look with your hair type, if that’s something you’re interested in! don’t be afraid to bring in pictures, and don’t be afraid to schedule a consultation appointment before actually investing in a haircut at a new place. if you’re near a city or urban area, you can also look for queer/lgbtq+ friendly salons, and they often have more experience with androgynous styles!

okay whew, this is a lot of words. i hope some of this is helpful! basically, i would just so encourage you to keep your hair long if that’s right for you. i’ve come so close to getting a shorter haircut, and i am so grateful that i never cut off too much length - because that’s what’s right for me! try not to feel pressured to alter your appearance in ways that aren’t authentic to you just because of perceived norms in our communities.

(also, my personal bias: i actually find that long hair is really flexible and malleable for playing with your presentation!)

do any of our readers have suggestions or advice?

-kate

Rules: answer these questions and tag 20 followers that you would like to get to know better. Tagged by @erithan42, thanks for the tag! :)


This is gonna be a long post, because most of my answers are lists of items and I am terrible at making decisions…

Name: The Sqeeky Kiwi (no, you don’t get my real name, but it’s somewhere here on the blog, it can be found if searched for) ;)

Nickname: Kiwi 

Zodiac Sign: Libra 

Hogwarts House: First time on Pottermore I got Slytherin; second time around I was a Hufflepuff. So, Slythlpuff or Hufferin if you count crossed houses. A bit of both… 

Height: 5’ 3" or about 160 cm (I smol) 

Orientation: Bisexual pref. men; Demisexual 

Ethnicity: White 

Favorite Fruit: Bananas 

Favorite Season: Fall (I’m all about sweaters/warm clothes, hot drinks, falling leaves, and Halloween)

Favorite Book Series: Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Maximum Ride (when it wasn’t bloody insane), Gemma Doyle series, Uglies Series, Leviathan Series, A Series of Unfortunate Events {how dare you make me chose from my list of book-loves…} 

Favorite Fictional Characters: Adam Jensen and Alex Vega (Deus Ex); Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl); Midna (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess); Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn); Ignis Scientia (Final Fantasy XV); Loki, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Vision (MCU); Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter); Byakuya Kuchiki and Ulquiorra Schiffer (Bleach); Abel Nightroad and Tres Iqis (Trinity Blood); Clare and Raki (Claymore); Lucille (Grand Guignol Orchestra)

Favorite Scents: Good question, but I don’t have any with names off the top of my head. The best association I have are candles, so anything with a wood/herb-y scent (such as pine, cedar, etc.)… Specifically the Yankee Candle in the scent MidSummer’s Night has always been my favorite.

Favorite Color: Black, red, purple 

Favorite Animal: CATS =^-.-^= 

Favorite Band/Artist: RED, Within Temptation, The Birthday Massacre, Owl City 

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Cocoa: Gimme coffee (hot cocoa is a close second) 

Average Sleep Hours: 7-8 during the week, 8-10 during the weekend 

Number of Blankets You Sleep With: Warm weather always has at least one, but I can get up to 3-4 during cold weather 

Dream Trip: UK, Germany/Austria, New Zealand 

Last Thing I Googled: TheSqeekyKiwi (OK, this looks vain, but other friends were Googling themselves to see what came up so I joined in…)

Blog Created: July 2015 (so, almost 2 years ago?) 

How Many Blogs Do I Follow: 125 

Number of Followers: 67 

What I Usually Post About: Adam Jensen, science fiction, OC aesthetics, video games, some YouTube related things, cats (again)

Do You Get Asks Regularly: Nope, my inbox is pretty sparse most of the time. 

What is Your Aesthetic: 

Ideal: science fiction, cyberpunk, goth, gore, bones  
Reality: comfy clothes, lazy artist, existential crisis, just wants to survive 

Imma gonna boop: @alaskaassassin, @becauseilikeyou, @epistaxisxjensen, @fyuha, @aledbr, @ravir-lavellan :)

Cry Baby
  • Aries:
  • "9, 10 never want to see you again,
  • 11, 12 I pull off black so well,
  • Shit behind the curtain that I'm sick of sugarcoatin',
  • Next time you're alone, think fast before you grab the phone." -Milk and Cookies
  • Taurus:
  • "Maybe it's a cruel joke on me,
  • Whatever, whatever,
  • Just means there's way more cake for me,
  • Forever, forever,
  • It's my party and I'll cry if I want to." -Pity Party
  • Gemini:
  • "Think I just remembered something,
  • I think I left the faucet running,
  • Now my words are filling up the tub,
  • Darling, you're just soaking in it,
  • But I know you'll get out in a minute." -Soap
  • Cancer:
  • "It doesn't matter what you pull up to your home,
  • We know what goes on inside,
  • You call that ass your own, we call that silicone,
  • Silly girl with silly boys." -Sippy Cup
  • Leo:
  • "I know my ABC's, yet you keep teaching me,
  • I say, fuck your degree, alphabet boy,
  • You think you're smarter than me with all your bad poetry,
  • Fuck all your ABC's, alphabet boy." -Alphabet Boy
  • Virgo:
  • "Took the words right out of my mouth,
  • Tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it,
  • Can anybody hear me? I'm hidden under ground,
  • Can anybody hear me? Am I talking to myself?" -Tag, you're it
  • Libra:
  • "Wake up in your bedroom and there's nothing left to say,
  • When I try to talk you're always playing board games,
  • I wish I had a monopoly over your mind,
  • I wish I didn't care all the time." -Play Date
  • Scorpio:
  • "Teddy bear, you were my teddy bear,
  • You were comforting and quiet,
  • How did love become so violent?
  • Oh, teddy bear, you were my teddy bear,
  • Everything was so sweet until you tried to kill me." -Teddy Bear
  • Sagittarius:
  • "Some one told me stay away from things that aren't yours,
  • But was he yours, if he wanted me so bad?
  • Pacify her,
  • She's getting on my nerves,
  • You don't love her,
  • Stop lying with those words." -Pacify Her
  • Capricorn:
  • "Over the bend, entirely bonkers,
  • You like me best when I'm off my rocker,
  • Tell you a secret, I'm not alarmed,
  • So what if I'm crazy? The best people are." -Mad Hatter
  • Aquarius:
  • "Kids forever, kids forever,
  • Baby soft skin turns into leather,
  • Don't be dramatic it's only some plastic,
  • No one will love you if you're unattractive,
  • Oh Mrs. Potato Head tell me, is it true that pain is beauty?" -Mrs. Potato Head
  • Pisces:
  • "I'm not a piece of cake for you to just discard,
  • While you walk away with the frosting of my heart,
  • So I'm taking back what's mine,
  • You'll miss the slice of heaven that I gave to you last night." -Cake
I’ll Wait

Pairing: Sam x Reader

Word Count: 1,497

Warnings: angst, minor character death, guns, mentions of guns aimed at someone, swearing, sorta fluff, 

Prompt: No longer soulless, Sam is trying to make up for the mistakes he made when he was soulless. Nine months of apologies has led up to this one moment and all Sam can do is hope that it works.

A/N: his is my submission for @iwantthedean 2k follower celebration. My song was “Little do you know” by Alex and Sierra. Flashbacks are all in italics while present time is not. The lyrics are in bold.

[x]

Sam stood nervously at the back of the bedroom. He had his phone in his hand, waiting for the door to open so he could start the song. He fiddled with it as he looked around the room. The lights were off and a few candles were lit, making the scene a bit more romantic. He wasn’t going for romance though, he was going for forgiveness. At least, just a little bit of it.

He watched the door handle turn and quickly pushed the play button on his phone, having the music fill the speakers immediately. He was glad the song wasn’t super instrumental at the beginning. It got right into the lyrics the second you walked through the door.

“What the hell?” You spoke, looking around the room only to find Sam standing there. He was in his FBI suit and it made you smile, because you were sure that was the only nice suit he owned. He put a bowtie with it, making it look more like a tux than anything else. “What’s this for?”

“Just listen,” was all he said. You gave a slight nod and let the music fill your ears.

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HELLO! I’M MOVING BLOGS!

there are many changes i’ve wanted to make for a while, and due to me feeling quite lost / alone on this blog as of late, here they are. i would do it all on this blog but i thought it best to just archive and start fresh. that way, i’ll hopefully have a closer relationship with my mutuals who wish to write with me and maybe leave some negative emotions behind. so, you can now find maggie over HERE. i now have a new url, faceclaim ( gasp ! ), tags, theme, the works. i am not dropping any previous threads - they’re all already drafted on the new blog. if you wish to be mutuals over there, i will continue as normal. if it’s your turn to reply or if you answer an old meme, it would be helpful if you tagged the new blog in it! everything will continue as normal, and i hope to see you over there :-)

How to Pick a Base Pattern

Alternatively, “How to Find ‘Where to Start’ on a Cosplay”

After grabbing a new pattern to tear apart for my next cosplay, I got to thinking about how a lot of newer cosplayers could use a little guidance when it comes to planning out how to tackle a fresh sewing project. I had at least a couple twitter friends show interest in something like this, so I decided to take a little time to talk about how I personally go about organizing my plan of attack when I’m ready to sew something new!

This is much less of a strict how-to and more of a general guideline of things to think about/look for when you feel a little lost on how to go about sewing that cosplay you have your eye on.

So, if you’ve ever looked at a character you want to cosplay and thought “Oh boy, where do I even start?” and your first instinct is to ask someone else, then this guide may be beneficial to you! 

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ok so

I wrote a drabble/ficlet? inspired by one of the images in this photoset

I’m not at all caught up in the manga either but sh

Also I. Hope I did Toshinori and Inko justice, it’s a 3 AM fic so don’t expect it to be great ; v ;

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On buying spirit companions.

I saw a post in the tag today talking pretty neutrally about how they essentially didn’t agree with spirits being “bought,” (it wasn’t actually in the tag because tumblr mobile is idiotic, and I don’t want to draw any attention to it) and that post had several notes, one of which stated that they thought that selling/buying spirits was essentially an unrespectable thing to do and that it made them nauseous.  I’ve been thinking about it all day, since I now have friends who buy/sell spirits (a thing I have never had before!!) and I am a patron of more than one spirit companion shop, and I’m really not shocked by these opinions but kind of.  I don’t know.  Squinty.

See, I’ve had a fair amount of psychic skills to work with and speak to spirits before I even realized it.  I’m very modest about my abilities, and I’m frequently nervous about talking about them or even admitting them to myself.  But back in my junior or senior year of high school, I started sensing a presence in my house.  I was really scared of him for a while - he often yelled my name when the house was empty (and sometimes when it wasn’t), he showed himself to both me and my mom, and I could always, day and night, feel him standing in the doorway between my room and my adjacent bathroom.  I did a few things to make it stop, including trying to ignore him, cleansing the house with sage, the normal stuff, but he never went away.  One day, I spoke to him, and he spoke back.  We talked for a little while about who he was and what he was doing.  He was some kind of sentry - that was the exact word he used, I’m not sure if he was human or otherwise.  I politely asked him to start standing outside my room rather than inside it, because my stepfather at the time was very abusive and I was more scared of him than anything else.  The sentry did. I maintained a good relationship with him throughout my time at the house, including burning incense for him as a thanks, talking to him, etc. But I never would have said that I worked with spirits.

Last summer, I was reintroduced in a wonderful manner to my draconic roots, and in searching around on some websites I stumbled upon the closest companion I will ever have.  He’s a gorgeous water dragon, and he called me to him immediately.  I applied for and ordered him, and once his vessel arrived, we bonded instantly and have been incredibly close since.  He has reaffirmed his very real presence in my life hundreds of times since that day, and when I am not so stressed that I’m closed off, he is in a state of constantly talking to me, constantly teaching me things, and being an overall joy.  I have bought other vesseled spirits, and I have even made friends with a few spirits on my own, but my dragon remains the closest spirit friend I have.  I do not feel like I am strangely distanced from him (or any of my bought spirits!) simply because someone else “found them first” or some other crap.  It’s not a finders-keepers situation.  It’s simply like being introduced to someone by a mutual friend.

And here’s the point I’m getting at: Having someone else find the spirit, bind them to a vessel (which is not as scary as it sounds, do some freakin’ research), send it to me, and affirm that the spirit is definitely real, definitely there, and they have experienced the presence of that spirit as well was the most affirming thing for me.  I can now very confidently say that, yes, I do work with spirits, and I can speak with them, and I can see flashes of them, and they affect my life on a daily basis, and there are people who can back me up on their existence.  It’s a little way to help my terribly rational mind become a tiny bit more immersed in the spiritual.  It has helped me grow in so many ways.

I’m also not saying that it’s like, 100% awesome and great.  Yeah, there are people who are gross about it.  There are collectors, people who just buy spirit after spirit, who have bought hundreds or thousands and probably can’t name half of them let alone recognize them, and are in it for all the wrongs reasons.  There are people who don’t care about the wellbeing, or even the free will of the spirits they bind and sell.  But the fact of the matter is, there are people who aren’t like that.  And the grossest thing is probably that generalization, assuming automatically that everyone who does this is inherently evil.  I know from my own experience and the testimony of others that this business really does change lives.

(And I mean, who are you to say that selling a spiritual service is wrong?  It sort of reminds me of people who say that tarot readers shouldn’t sell their services. As far as I see it, if you have a skill that is in demand, use it.)