not my favourite form of chemistry

hi there my name is glenes (glen for short) and this my introduction lol. i don’t really know how to start so i’ll just say some basic things about myself

-i’m 15 years old
-my birthday is April 17th
-anime enthusiast!
-i’m in my penultimate year of secondary school
-im awkward online and in real life
-in the future i want to be a neurosurgeon
-i live in london
-my favourite subjects are maths (ironic since I suck at maths), all sciences and music. i also kinda like english
-i can play 3 instruments (not so well though)
-in sixth form/college i want to study biology chemistry maths and music
-my favourite studyblrs are


i hope that I’ll be able to stay motivated to study hard and just deepen my studies (and make them look super pretty) so i can achieve everything i want to achieve. also message me because i don’t want to be lonely!

love, glenes x


Day 2 - Nerd Girlfriends

I made you all this… it’s a high school AU because I didn’t know how else I could make this happen and I warn you now, I tried to be funny.

“But Alex, if UV-light is necessary for the reaction to start, wouldn’t it just stop if you put it in a dark closet?”

“No Winn, first of all very few things stop when you shove them into a closet, pun intended, and second, once the molecules are activated they start reacting with others no matter if there is any light or not.” Alex explained. Winn hummed in understanding.

“So what you’re saying, once out in the light, there is no stopping, no matter what happens?” Winn asked, grinning.

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Chapter One | They Don’t Know About Us

Here it is! The first chapter of an ongoing Marcel fic. I changed my mind several times over the week as to which perspective I should write this in before finally deciding third person would be best hence why the prologue got killed. I hope you enjoy it. I have the whole thing planned in my head and know where I’m taking it overall but if you have any ideas of flashbacks etc, then I’d welcome your thoughts x

September 2010

“Knock knock,” Marcel knocked on the door of his twin brother’s bedroom, “are you ready? We’ll be late.”

“Alright, alright, I’m ready.” Harry, dressed in his trademark black skinny jeans and black t-shirt, and beanie, pulled open the door, almost causing his brother to fall in. He stood in stark contrast to his younger twin who had chosen smart black trousers, a white shirt, finished with a beige sweater vest; Harry would say Marcel looked like he’d dressed himself in the dark while Marcel would say that Harry needed to smarten himself up for the new term.

Picking his bag from the floor, Harry gently turned his brother around by the shoulders to walk away from his bedroom and down the stairs, following slowly behind, more intrigued by whoever he was texting on his phone instead. Harry was very much a ladies’ man and had dated numerous girls in the year; he was one of those boys who everybody, even half the lads in the school, wanted to be with. There was no question that Harry was experienced with girls, especially as Marcel remembered when Harry came back from a party, barged in to his room and began explaining how he’d just had sex for the first time.

Marc, you have got to get yourself a girl. It was like, way better than a hand. Her mouth, she And to like, be inside a girl…

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lucayaFEELS: A List of Well-Written Lucaya Fanfic Recommendations

As requested by lucayatrash (glad you asked because I have a lot), I will now be starting a list of my favourite Lucaya stories written to date! (I will be updating this on the regular as soon as i discover more)


*NOTE: This list is NOT compromised in any fashion, meaning NO I am not promoting an author more or less if they ask me to - this is all entirely MY OPINION. 

Updated: 09/07/2015


1) Wild Wild West

By: tiramisuspice

Status: Ongoing

define-minkii Summary: Action packed, heart-racing story with a pure texan, vigilante Lucas and a hard-hitting, fierce Maya with some killer sharpshooting skills. This story will keep you HOOKED, even if you’re not into the whole ‘western’ setting with stories (I for one, had no idea what to expect when I started reading this). Not your typical Lucaya fic with some mere beat-ups, WE’RE TALKING THE BIG LEAGUES WITH FIRE-OFFS AND RUTHLESS KILLING (of course sanctioned so it works with the plot believe me), aaand all wrapped up with adorable Lucas and Maya moments (ahem when they’re not at each other’s throats). {You will be withering in despair, as I am now, when waiting for an update. Tiramisuspice is known for her petrifying cliffhangers}

2) “Did You Notice?”

By: sunshinematthews (past: rangerhuckleberry)

Status: Ongoing {PART1 | PART 2| more to come!} 

define-minkii Summary: This. Is. So. Well-written. This piece is written in the form of perspectives with each GMW character recalling how they “first” noticed the chemistry between Lucas and Maya before they even noticed it themselves; in the form of a body part or sense (Don’t really get it? Read the story, you’ll know what I mean). Every POV is written exactly in the way that I would imagine the characters to speak/think, and that in itself is crazy impressive. My personal favourite would have to be Smackle’s recollection in Part 2.

3) “Not Enough”

By: author_abz

Status: Completed

*Warning : Story contains smut

define-minkii Summary: Honestly this fic is written eloquently with a well developed Maya and Lucas character and I love it, but it isn’t for everyone, mostly because the whole story is basically revolved around the idea of Lucas and Maya’s actions at a party; but having their own contradictions as Maya thinks about her allegiance for Riley, and so on. Read at your own discretion! 

4) “Something Borrowed”

By: ehefler

Status: –  *Warning : Slow updates

define-minkii Summary: Lucaya fake dating. Lucas needs to introduce his “girlfriend” to his parents and since his mother loves Maya so much from their past meeting with the Hart and Friar Muffin project, Lucas chooses her. I completely fell in love with this story with how it developed Lucas and Maya’s relationship from their bickering, Maya’s strong-headed attitude, to meeting parents. 

5) “Love and War”

By: tiramisuspice

Status: Ongoing

define-minkii Summary: A collection of amazingly written Lucaya one-shots. If you’re looking for stories that will make you muffle your cries of “I love them together so much” at 12 in the middle of the night - look no further, friend. All I can say about Maya and Lucas’ relationship is, “I’ll have what they’re having, please.”

6) The B-Word

By: perfectbrokenhart

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: A look at Lucaya through the ages and a great hand at time-lapse writing that shows how love develops through the years and how a relationship doesn’t have to be bounded by a solid term.

7) “Sleeping In”

By: foreveremotionallycompromised

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: Exactly what you’d imagine an overnight project completing session at Lucas’ house turn “sleepover” be with Lucas and Maya. Really adorable.

8) “Bet You Can’t”

By: sunshinematthews (past: rangerhuckleberry)

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: A story written by seamlessly combining different requests, from rumours about Maya and Lucas sleeping together that lead to character development, cute couple-y moments, and protective Lucas. Extra kudos for the “Bonus” at the end, that is probably the most realistic/natural I’ve ever read married Lucaya being, and I loved it.

9) “Indefinitely”

By: ashisfriendly

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: Simple and really cute Lucaya story about Lucas and Maya studying for the SATs and ending up sleeping on the floor together (just sleeping). For those of you thinking it’s bland, well there is a kiss in there…

10) “The Nights We Won’t Remember”

By: quorra laraex 

Status: Ongoing *Warning: Slow Updates

define-minkii Summary: Lucaya and an everything but innocent trip to Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas. I don’t even know how to describe this story, I really like it though.

11)  “Go Get Your Hart”

By: sunshinematthews (past: rangerhuckleberry)

Status: Ongoing (PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 3bPART 4 | more on the way!}

define-minkii Summary: Alright what’s better at hitting all the nostalgic feels than with all the characters from the Disney/Nickelodian shows from your childhood - in a college together? Here we have Mister Clueless Friar himself trying to deny/come to terms with the fact that he actually might have deep, underlying feelings for Miss Maya Penelope Hart and for crying out loud, everyone realizes but him. Really cute fic, and if you grew up watching Austin and Ally, iCarly, A.N.T. Farm, Hannah Montana, and Wizards of Waverly Place (which you probably have since these shows aren’t even that old), then you will enjoy this all the more! 

Update after PART 3 - Ok, you guys seriously need to read this one, rangerhuckleberry actually put an amazing plot twist in for Maya’s boyfriend (oh and sidenote, a scene in this PART 3 update made me cry. It’s either because of how well it was written or because I should totally be studying for my exams and not reading fanfics right now). 

Update after PART 4 - I read this part so long ago but I forgot to add it to this list (I just went through rangerhuckleberry’s massive archive to find this part since it wasn’t updated on her masterpost of pieces *phew*, thanks for keeping your archieve so neat Des. Made my hunt a bit easier :)) If you’ve been looking for a fic where Lucas asks Maya to prom with an extremely cute promposal just to defend his anything-but-just-friends actions with “We’re just friends!” - this is the one (It’s amazing).

12) “Enceinte”

By: tiramisuspice 

Status: Ongoing

define-minkii Summary: No list is complete without this story. I’m pretty sure everyone in this fandom knows about this fic (for crying out loud, the feels were so intense I made a post on it a while ago with a gif and everything). I was never the largest fan on pregnancy stories as they typically surround the same plot, BUT, this story is incredible, to say the least. The transition between time frames and the overall personification of Lucas and Maya is perfect. 

13) “Life Embodied”

By: sunshinematthews (past: rangerhuckleberry)

Status: Ongoing

define-minkii Summary: The plot of this story is so unique, I’ve literally never read any Lucaya fic done in this angst-y style. IT’S DEEP. AND I LOVE IT. Brief: Lucas is a deaf dancer and Maya is a blind artist; but they can both understand each other better than themselves. 

14) “Because I Want You”

By: sunshinematthews (past: rangerhuckleberry)

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: A common plot line we see with Lucaya fics is the “Maya being comforted” ones. But I’m not complaining! Maya is one of the bravest and strongest female leads I’ve seen a Disney channel show create in a long time… I’m just saying that sometimes we forget that the most Mr. Perfect guys can have their insecure moments too. This story portrays Lucas and Maya as a completely DL couple who are basically so low key that their friends don’t even know they’re going out, and try setting them up with other people. Now, that hook already got me because it’s super realistic for Lucaya, and it’s written so, so well. However, it’s the part after that really set this story’s perfect rating for me. It’s the fact that Lucas’ insecurity or fear about not being what Maya wants, leads to the two having an incredibly cute conversation. A+ story, really. 

15) “Let’s Get These Teen Hearts Beating Faster, Faster”

By: quorra laraex 

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: If there was ever to be a Lucaya fic that should win the “HOT DAMN” award for the most sexual tension without the characters even doing anything, really - it would be this story. In summary, Farkle asks for kissing lessons because he wants to impress Riley…at least that’s what Maya and Lucas agreed to. 

16) “Write Me Down, Eat Me Up”

By: quorra laraex 

Status: Ongoing

define-minkii Summary: The style of this story is something that I’ve never seen in a fanfic. Organized as a journal that both Maya and Riley retell their experiences in as they happen, this fic is extremely fun to read. Topics covered: Lucaya fake dating, jealous exes (cough, Josh), and the whole senior year shebang (did I just say ‘Shebang’ dang…that’s like dad-talk…)

17) “My Soul to Keep”

By: lxcayawriters (perfectbrokenhart ; rangerhuckleberry)

Status: Ongoing

define-minkii Summary: Princess, Princes, Witches, Queens, Kings, and Kingdoms - this is as fantasy themed as it gets here in the Lucaya fandom. This story is written stylistically in a medieval tone that enraptures the reader as they learn of Prince Lucas’ plans to marry his betrothed’s lady in waiting, that goes off course with a witch’s spell… Such a thrill to read!

Update after CHAPTER 2 - Transported to the modern world with Maya as a world famous pop star and Lucas… with his memories seemingly wiped?! Commence Maya’s journey to restore her love’s recollection of the past. And if that’s not already difficult enough, Sophia the witch returns…

18) “A Father’s Blessing”

By: perfectbrokenhart/smileslikesunset

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: When I first finished this story at one in the morning (no it’s not that long, I just started at midnight) I was left with this warm-fuzzy feeling that is simply indescribable because this piece is so good, I could cry. I wouldn’t be able to write a summary that could do this story justice.. but here’s my attempt: Stand in the shoes of Cory Matthews in this one-shot, and see what he thinks and feels about Lucas asking out both his daughters - Riley, then Maya. And then be absolutely stunned at how unexpectedly well the story pulls that common idea off and turns it into something so amazingly original. The main reason I love this story is because the plot-line is first of all, realistic. It goes along with the events of the show to create a perfect linkage of what a transition from Rucas to Lucaya could look like and be believable. Secondly, the plot-line is well-rounded - certain phrases used in the beginning are re-used in the end to create such a memorable complete feeling for the reader. This story is definitely worth a read!

19) “Alternative Solutions”

By:  sunshinematthews (past: rangerhuckleberry)

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: Lucas Friar, Maya Hart and a kiss that just doesn’t seem to be happening because Friar can’t take his girlfriend’s height seriously. Around the world fellow shortstacks of pancakes are sighing in understanding… 

20) The Art Of Seduction

By: tiramisuspice

Status: Ongoing

define-minkii Summary: Moving to Texas isn’t easy as it is, but with a heavy past of a certain ex, and a deal to seduce a certain playboy Friar within the time constrains of a month or face the consequence of a humiliating punishment, Maya’s gotten herself into quite a mess on her first day of school…

21) “A Lifetime of Love”

By: tiramisuspice

Status: Ongoing

define-minkii Summary: Even if the tears haven’t fallen yet doesn’t mean they’re not coming, not if the fact that this story is based off of the famous Nicholas Sparks novel/film “A Walk to Remember” has anything to do with it.
*More detailed summary coming when more chapters are posted

22) “Forever”

By: tiramisuspice

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR YOUR DAILY DOSE OF TEARS (Not that you should…honestly if you need someone to talk to about something, I’m here for you.) THEN LOOK NO FURTHER. I know I say often that a story moves me to the brink of tears, if that were the case, THEN THIS STORY HAS PUSHED ME INTO THE FREAKING OCEAN. Still don’t believe me? Try Lucas Friar went to war for twelve months leaving Maya at home pregnant and a few weeks away from her due date. Try Lucas and Maya trying to make their relationship work through crappy connection Skype calls and two week breaks from base. Try Lucas Friar gave up his life to save a fellow soldier leaving Maya in inexplicable depression weeks away from her due date. 

This story goes back and forth from the gut-wrenching present to the more light-hearted past through expertly embedded flashbacks. The development of feelings is written so incredibly if you’ve ever experienced emotions even slightly comparable to Maya, you will be in tears. The human psyche is expressed so so well (When is it the appropriate time to come to terms with the present? You’ll get it once you read the story). 

This has to be the best representation of depression to recovery I have ever seen in a fanfic and although arguable, (and as I have already told tiramisuspice), amongst Enceinte, and Wild Wild West, this has to be her best work so far. 

*Spoiler! - Do not read until finished with the story! (Well…if you care about spoilers that is…if you don’t mind then by all means, proceed) - I especially love tiramisuspice’s touch of writing the flashbacks in backwards chronological order, so that the last memory we have is their first meeting and the baby being born in present time, that way, although the story is quite the tear-jerker, we end with a happier/more light-hearted impression. DAMMIT THE BABY’S NAME IS LUCAS, I’M NOT CRYING, YOU ARE. 

23) “Hearts Like Criminals”

By: Blue Elephant 18 

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: Written as flashbacks of events and the development of Lucas and Maya’s relationship, this two chapter story is exactly what you need for a short but feel-packed read. Although cliff-hanger-esque endings bug me as a reader, I actually especially loved the open-ended nature of this conclusion. :)

24) “A Little Messy”

By: maywemeetagain-youheldyourbreath

Status: Completed

define-minkii Summary: Back and forth perspectives from Lucas and Maya on various ordered events, Lucas realizes that he really isn’t a prince and Maya isn’t just a princess’ best friend. I love the writing style of this piece and how the ideas of a “not-prince” and “sidekick’ were constantly referred to.


Hey guys! For my first master-post, I’ve decided to put together some  educational YouTube channels to help advance your knowledge and learning!

I love watching videos from these channels as they can both be a form of entertainment and studying! You can watch them during study breaks, free time or as part of your studying. Below are some of my favourites and recommendations from other students:









stardustdiana  asked:

2, 11, 13

2. name your favourite books; why are they your favourite books and do they affect your writing?

Lord of the Rings and everything Tolkien is the highest form of a beauty, and therefore, a gold standard of epicness.

Everything by Lucy Maud Montgomery is SO influential–I style my flights of fancy after hers, as well as a lot of humor. I’ve always loved her work.

I have to throw out a mention for one of my favorite romances ever: Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. It’s unparalleled as a suspense-romance-historical thriller and the chemistry is SIZZLING. 

11. describe yourself when writing in ten sentences or less.

You wondered, what did it take to find greatness? Were you tired for its own sake, working for its own sake, or were you going to make something of it? You were young, still, but not very happy. Happiness seemed like something you had to earn, and when had you–at your age–had the time to earn it?

13. what themes/images are you most comfortable with writing about? what themes/images are you most uncomfortable with writing about?

I LOVE ANGST. I live and breathe it. I’m pretty comfortable writing about all kinds of internal struggle and suffering. I can write violence and dysfunction, but try to do with a tasteful hand. 

I have a hard time writing themes that I wrote about as a young teen, since I have a very lasting memory and if I dealt with something in a far-from-subtle way then, I sometimes have trouble approaching it with more maturity now, if that makes sense. It’s like my old oversimplification sticks.

As far as being uncomfortable writing something…well, I don’t write smut. So.

11 Questions Tag

tagged  by @amygdalalangblr, Thank you for tagging me :)

Rules: post the rules, answer the 11 questions, make up 11 new questions, and tag 11 people.

1.What do you think about linguistics?

I really like it! I think it’s so interesting to find out more about the languages you’re learning through linguistics.

2. Do you prefer to handwrite notes or type them?

I handwrite them, but I’ve got an ugly handwriting.

3. What’s your least favourite subject?

In school it was maths and chemistry. Now in university I don’t like my courses on teaching methodology.

4. What do you like most about your native language? Dislike?

I like most that it has clear structures and you can form compound words and have really long words. Also, I like the different dialects. You normally know right away from which region a person is. I don’t like the different cases and some structures that a lot of Germans don’t get right (seit-seid).

5. What’s a cultural quirk you like from a country in your target language?

I like that everyone is always so nice to everyone in the US. 

6. How elaborate are your notes?

Not elaborate at all. I have a crappy handwriting. But because I see all of the nice notes on tumblr, I try to make them more elaborate.

7.Why did you decide to learn your (first) target language?

I didn’t really decide it, it was just mandatory in school. But I loved it from the beginning.

8. What sort of background music do you like?

I like to listen to slow piano music. If I’m not motivated, I put the soundtrack of Lord of the Rings on. Gets me motivated every time.

9. What sort of non-langblr hobby do you have?

I love to do yoga and fitness courses in general. Also I like to watch tv- shows and travel!

10. Would you wear a hat?


11.Soup or stew?



  1. What’s the last book you’ve read?
  2. In a movie version of your life who would portray you?
  3. Would you travel alone?
  4. What’s your favorite food?
  5. Do you listen to country music?
  6.  Are you excited for christmas/ the holidays?
  7.  What language would you like to learn, but know that you probably won’t?
  8.  Have you ever had a reverse culture shock?
  9.  What’s your favorite word in one of your target languages?
  10.  In what country would you like to live?
  11.  Favorite motivating song?

Tagging: @lovelybluepanda, @frenchy-french, @languagesandfrens, @parisbian, @futurefrenchprof, @naomisfrench and whoever wants to do this! :)


Spuffy in Season 10.

Go here to support your favourite slayer and her vampire! After all these years, Buffy and Spike finally found a way to be together in a healthy relationship and they make each other happy. These cuties deserve all the votes!


so the lovely brainyisalwayssexy tagged me in “your top 6 bollywood movies” challenge! (this was really hard to choose omg) here you go, in no particular order:

kuch kuch hota hai:

this is a no brainer. shah rukh khan is the first bollywood actor i have ever loved and still love & my entire family and i are obsessed w/ him so it’s really not surprising that half of my fave movies are his. this movie is the quintessential kjo all rounder of loveliness & amazingness and it never fails to make my heart smile.

hasee toh phasee:

this movie just asserts the fact that i am a sucker for romcoms. i can’t get over how the chemistry between sid & pari is literally crackling and how sid is actually so gorgeous in this. furthermore, there’s a great plot centred on a man who’s lost in love and a girl who wants to get back to her family and a lot of chaos ^-^


*chuckles* came to watch this for the impossibly hot fawad khan and left crying over the oh so sweet plot and the chemistry between milli & vikku. some of my favourite characters ever and i just want to see more of their royal adventures (which is satiated by amazing fanfiction ;-)) it’s bound to be great when disney & bollywood come together.

yeh jawaani hai deewani:

one of my all-time favourite movies! i spent a good month or more watching this religiously every single week. i relate to the character of naina a LOT, and the whole travel aspect of the movie is so wonderful. deepika is simply beautiful in the movie and once again the chemistry between her and ranbir !!!! (i love good chemistry between actors/actresses) just a great movie. 

kabhi khushi kabhi gham:

the no 1. movie of my childhood. the ultimate kjo masterpiece. this movie formed my obsession w/ srk & kajol together and gave me the impression that they were happily married when they actUALLY WERE NOT UGH!!! (resulting in a sad child questioning life) everything about it is just so good and it’s so larger than life & i simply love it. fave song to dance to as a child was ‘you are my soniya’ bc poo is the greatest we must all aspire to be her 


the darkest movie in this list. highway touches on so much intense topics and it is the only movie that has me crying constantly throughout the movie. it is heartbreaking but if you watch, you will be changed for the better. a true cinematic masterpiece imo, that is just a massive social commentary on the injustice and perversion of life. also it will erase any previous misconceptions you have on alia bhatt from student of the year bc she was so good in this. 

i’m going to tag my fave bolly blogs so baawri koffeewithkjo hotshahrukh chaandaniya jhanak deepika-face-appreciation  ❤

anonymous asked:

Pardon me for asking this but do you have any tips on studying chemistry? I just started learning it this year and i'm already convinced that i don't have the 'mind' for chemistry

First of all, with that mindset, you’ll never get better at chemistry. You need to try to think with a ‘growth mindset’. It’s really cheesy but it is actually really important. You need to believe that you can become better and with practice you will have the ‘mind’ for chemistry.You are only at the start of your course so you won’t be fantastic already, that doesn’t mean you don’t have the potential. Your mind is not an inflexible object- it grows and changes throughout your life- treat it as such.

But about general chemistry tips, I have a few:

My tips for Chemistry

  • Draw things out. Whether they be mechanisms, diagrams of orbitals or just molecules. I find it is very useful to draw things out as it makes it easier to visualise what is happening and to see the cause and effect that is behind chemical reactions.
  • Get to the bottom of stuff to understand it. Don’t just accept explanations. Try to truly understand what is going on. If you are told that oxygen forms 2- ions don’t just accept that and try to learn it as it’s likely you will forget, but if you understand why in terms of electrons, then you will remember.
  • Use the resources available. There is so much out there in terms of chemistry resources- videos, websites, software etc. There is a very good masterpost by @study-well here which you might find useful. Also use your teachers- they are there to teach you after all. My favourite resources are Crash Course Chemistry and Chemguide.

Good luck with your studies and I really hope you learn to love chemistry as much as I do! :)

The Art of Shipping: Olitz

I am slowly coming down from the Olitz high I have been experiencing since I watched the “Dog Whistle Politics” episode. WAHHHH it was so good!  So I figured, while I am still completely gushing and swimming drowning in my feels, I would use this opportunity to describe one of my favourite ships. 

Olitz (Olivia Pope & Fitzgerald Grant) have the best chemistry on TV. I became hooked from the first episode.  I am so invested in them. I feel the pairing is a casting director’s dream.  I mean I have many ships but out of all of them, Olitz have the BEST connection.  I have to give credit where credit is due: Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington are incredible actors and really provide something special for the viewers in the form of Olitz. I mean it’s so convincing that it has resulted in “Terry” shippers.  Do you know how problematic that is? LOOL! (I will leave that discussion for another day)

I root for Olitz as if I know them in real life. It’s a problem.  In my opinion, Fitz provides the best facial expressions to portray his love for Olivia. It is gorgeous to watch.  He has one of the best pining faces on TV. When he pines for Olivia, you hurt for him.  The moment where Olivia takes off Doux Bebe (her ring) and he notices made my heart ache. He was so distraught.  I wasn’t ready.  WAHHH! 

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Olivia eventually puts the ring back on and the joy on his face when he realises made my heart do somersaults. MY GASHHHHH! Come on!

Olivia and Fitz have amazing sexual chemistry. I think the way the show is directed is that when watching, a viewer feels like a fly on the wall observing the beauty that is Fitz and Olivia together. To date, the Oval office scene is my favourite sexual scene between them. That scene had me fanning myself and constantly pressing pause on the episode so I could breathe. The cat and mouse thing they did in that scene floored me. When Olivia was like “Mr President” and Fitz was like “Say it again”. That exchange right there. WOOOOH CHILE! 

They stimulate each other both mentally and sexually. I love how they are political sparring partners and best friends. There was attraction from the beginning but the foundation was friendship which developed into something profound. When Fitz took Olivia to view the constitution, the former Politics student and avid reader in me could not cope. I COULD NOT COPE! What a way to romance a lover of politics? They share ideological aspirations. That was foreplay right there.  Some people have Netflix. Fitz showed Olivia the Constitution. I MEAN FITZGERALD GRANT FOR THE GAL DEM! 

They also share with each other their dreams and doubts.  I am getting more in my feels as I write this. WAHHH! Their phone calls are superb. I even get excited by their silences. The “1 minute” moments of Season 1 were simply orgasmic. Olitz interactions always get me flustered. I even love when they argue. It is incredibly sexy. The passion they convey whenever they interact is sublime. AHHH my gash! They are the original OTP.   

I know some people will say that the relationship is wrong because Fitz is married and Olivia is a home wrecker or side chick and therefore the foundation is wrong and it will never work blah! blah! blah! Whatever!  I love Scandal as a whole but the main reason I watch scandal is for Olitz. The other themes or storylines in the show are extras or should I say luxuries. In my mind, all roads lead to Olitz. Their chemistry is EVERYTHING.  And besides, this show is called Scandal for a reason. What were people expecting? Like really? The show is not called “Morality wins”. There is an affair and it is scandalous hence the title. I mean seriously? BYE! Get to stepping!

Originally posted by yesiamarebelliousflower

 I think the show was made to depict the flaws of humanity and how life is not black and white. It is supposed to provoke debate and I’m here for that. I don’t want TV to be square, I want TV shows to get me thinking (unless I am watching Car crash TV or ratchet stuff where I lose some brain cells and laugh loudly in the process LOL) and I want my thoughts to be challenged so that I form my opinion.  I am not saying I condone infidelity but when watching Scandal, I observe Olitz in the context of the show and in my opinion, their love trumps over everything. Sorry not sorry!

Also, you have the Mellie issue. Now I don’t mind Mellie as a character (at times I find her fascinating) but you will NEVER see me ship her and Fitz together.  NEVER!  I had a friend who said to me the other day that Fitz should honour his marriage and if Olivia did not come into the picture, he would have still loved Mellie. ERMMM OK??Is that the type of love people are striving for in TV in these days? People are longing for that average love where as soon as a new person comes onto the scene, your partner is easily distracted?  WHET? Nope.  I am not buying that theory at all. It just shows to me that the foundation between Mellie and Fitz was not strong enough from the beginning. We have come to see over the seasons, that the love Fitz has for Olivia is more than lust but rather it is an unwavering love.  Unfortunately, he does not possess that type of love for Mellie and probably never will.  Furthermore, “Melitz” is that what you guys call it? (I shuddered writing that) fans always seem to forget that Mellie was co-signing the affair in earlier seasons when she believed it would benefit her in the long run.  She believed Fitz was “letting off some steam” with Olivia which would help him with the election which would ultimately help her in the long run and only upon the realisation that her position was threatened, she’s crying. GIRL BYE!

Mellie was under the impression that Olivia’s role was to be a buffer (yes I said it) or a Mammy or an itch scratcher. Mellie felt Olivia’s sole role was to do ALL that was necessary to prep Fitz for the White house but failed to realise that something much deeper was developing between Fitz and Olivia, something life changing that would compromise her position in the White house and also her political career and now she wants to cry victim.  NOPE!  I’ve said this before; I am not here for Mellie being portrayed as the sacrificial lamb or the sole victim on this show. NOPE. Everyone on the show is incredibly flawed and has suffered in some way.  EVERYONE!   I believe Fitz and Mellie care for each other in the sense that they have been married a long time and they have children together but that’s about it.  There’s no love. It was confirmed in the most recent episode by Cyrus that Mellie has never loved Fitz and we all know Fitz is not checking for Mellie like that either. Sorry not sorry.

Furthermore, there are people who are Jake Stans and champion Olake. EWWWW! No thanks! Jake is as dry as the Sahara. He is a wet sandwich.  Have you ever stopped to observe when Jake is pleasuring Olivia? She has no expression whatsoever. LOOL! Olivia’s face is always blank. Now compare Olivia’s expression with Jake to when she is around Fitz. No comparison.  I am really not here for Olivia dating a character just because he is good looking (That he is) and is single. His looks will not distract me.  He is mediocre. He is a one dimensional character. Also, the fact he is always buying her burgers and beers gets on my nerves. LOL! Why so basic all the time?  I know nothing about him and now finally, they want to try and develop his character and give him a back story? I don’t care. He is still as dry as unbuttered toast.  Jake and Olivia remind me of two friends. It is purely platonic with some extras when you’re bored. They were friends with benefits. LOOOOL! Jake is a Drive by which is short term satisfaction (even though that is never evident on Olivia’s face).  Fitz is a home cooked meal which nourishes you in the long run. HAHA! Anyway, enough about Joke, I am here to discuss Olitz.

Shipping Olitz has been somewhat of a rollercoaster. It has been rough. I feel that at present, Olitz fans are now a minority group in the Scandal fandom.  There were people in the fandom that previously rooted for Olivia and Fitz but have now abandoned the ship.  To that I say good riddance because those people were never loyal in the first place. LOOL! BYE! (I kid! I kid!).

Being an Olitz shipper has been incredibly difficult but entertaining. Amongst some of my friends, I am constantly at loggerheads with Olake fans. Yuck! However, it is always fun to partake in heavy debates with people even if they do root for questionable ships.  Shipping Olitz has been laborious at times but I am a loyal shipper.  I am invested in their love. At times, the writing has frustrated me because I feel the most recent episodes do not always reflect the writing in previous seasons. There are some inconsistencies which I will highlight in another post. 

 Moreover, the constant back and forth in terms of “together/ not together” between the two of them has been exhausting, annoying and at times frustrating. Their love is constantly being attacked and tested by external factors. People are threatened by the power of their love. Many people have tried to sabotage their love and failed miserably. There have been so many obstacles and there are so many issues to consider. There has been the election rigging, the assassination of Fitz’s son by Olivia’s Father and the fear of how they will be perceived by the world amongst other factors but I believe in Olitz.  I love how Fitz rides for Olivia (no pun intended meh maybe I did Haha!). He truly has her back. He is always watching for her. He exists for her. (You see what I did there?). Fitz is not his best self if he does not have Olivia in his life.  Also, Olivia is used to being self sufficient and looking out for others as opposed to herself.  She is the fixer. The person who manages a crisis and here is Fitz who does not want to be fixed but who loves her unconditionally without expecting anything in return and I believe that frightens Olivia. It has been a joy to watch Olitz grow and in particular, see Olivia stand in her truth and embrace openly the love she has for Fitz and just allow him to love her.  

The Dog Whistle Politics episode was beautiful. There are not enough adjectives in the world to describe my feels after that episode.  The episode  is going on my list of favourite Scandal episodes because of the themes which were discussed.  I love how the Scandal writers are not afraid to explore the concepts of both racism and sexism so explicitly in order to provoke thought.  Moreover, I have always been intrigued to see how the writers would explore how the American public would react when the Olitz relationship became public.  Fitz, a White Republican President, is having an affair with a Black woman.  It is a lot to contemplate and I am really enjoying the direction the writers are taking in tackling this issue. Side note: HERE FOR MARCUS IN THIS EPISODE! GAHHHH!

This episode was the ultimate Olitz episode.  Olivia had been happy to be “thrown under the bus” in regards to the outing of the affair as she felt it was the best strategic move and this was her way of choosing Fitz. However, Fitz was never comfortable with this decision. Fitz could not stand back and watch Olivia suffer alone.  After the phone call (discussion of anonymous people threatening her and as a result, Olivia discussing her experience of being both black and a woman during this crisis) and also when the politician stated that Fitz should have chosen a woman who was more palatable to the base, Fitz makes a decision to stand in his truth and make his love of Olivia known to the world because he feels it is only right that they experience the consequences of their relationship going public TOGETHER.  To be honest, this is all Fitz has wanted to do and if he had it his way, we all know Fitz would not even be President and would just live in Vermont and make jam with Olivia.  Fitz has absolutely no f**ks to give when it comes to loving Olivia and this is one of the main reasons I love Olitz. 

When Fitz comes out of the elevator to take his “girlfriend” on a date, it was so adorable, I could not cope. It was important for him to make a statement. His actions were a declaration of his love and his devotion to Olivia.  My babies!

However, even though I ship Olitz hard, it does not mean they are not open to critique.  At times, I do feel that Fitz is somewhat idealistic and does not always consider the practicalities of the decisions he makes. At times, his decisions are reckless.  The fact he was willing to go to war to save Olivia was nothing short of irresponsible. Admittedly, I was not impressed with that decision.  I understand he was conflicted but that was careless. However, I honestly enjoy watching him struggle to manage being a President whilst being in love for Olivia.  He is just ready to run off into the sunset with Olivia TODAY which is endearing but not always practical. However, as I stated before, I am solely here for the Olitz chemistry.  LOL!

Furthermore, I think Olivia needs to own more of her decisions in regards to Fitz. The expression “you made your bed, you need to lie in it” comes to mind. Also, I am waiting for Olivia to check Mellie. I am so tired of watching Olivia constantly referred to as a whore by Mellie. I know Olivia feels guilty about being the other woman and I get the impression that Olivia does not feel it is her place to reprimand Mellie but come on SAY SOMETHING!  I have to be patient. I know it will come in due time and that moment will be glorious. Nevertheless, I’m ecstatic that these past few episodes have shown that Fitz and Olivia are finally communicating and growing as a couple. That’s my ship right there. WOHOOO! I’m interested to see how the relationship will evolve in light of his children, her Father, BITTER Cyrus, the potential impeachment etc. There are so many issues and themes that need to be explored.  I am excited!

I had a discussion on twitter recently and it was stated by a person I follow (brilliant tweeter) that “Olitz is a Shakespearean love” and it is doomed to fail. The assertion hurt me. However, I believe in Olitz because there is no chemistry quite like it. If that’s the case, let me get my tissues and my life jacket ready because I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP!

Originally posted by strangebreadofdoom

I am loyal and forever faithful. I cannot wait to see what is in store for Olitz. They are not perfect. There is so much more they need to learn in this journey. They are both flawed but I adore them. I expect more obstacles along the way but for me Olitz is END GAME.  BRING IT ON!

Ok so that was an incredibly long description of Olitz. I could have discussed so much more but I would have been here forever. I hoped you enjoyed.  Until the next “art of shipping” post, Ciao