nyc that never was

Special moments we don’t appreciate as much as we should:

Touching someone’s hair
Get your hair touched
Belly laughing
Pillow talks
Ignorant bliss
Looking at the stars
Sunrises and sunsets
Cuddling with someone and morphing into the same being/mega human
Helping an elderly person cross the street Moving
Traveling
Physical, mental and emotional exploration
Holding someone’s hand
Drinking water when you’re parched
Chasing after the ice cream truck
Getting caught in the rain
…. and then kissing in it
Reaching the peak of a mountain
Getting “a high” when you love what you’re doing, (or who you’re doing ;)
Drinking on the beach
That warm, fuzzy feeling
Helping someone who is truly thankful
Holding a baby
Genuine and loving eye contact
Crying tears of joy
Making love with the person you love
Silence and self reflection
Growth, integrity, and wisdom
And lastly,
appreciating the little things when the big things in life disappoint you.

—  J.DeLissio, Day 163, “The little things”

annawrites  asked:

i've enjoyed your prompt fills so much, thank you for sharing them!! if you feel like it: chef!andrew trying (and failing) to woo picky eater neil with fancy food? :)

The thing about growing up on the run is that you never really develop a palate.

You eat what’s there to be eaten, whatever you manage to stuff in your pockets while your mother distracts the cashier trying to haggle for cigarettes, as if it’s anywhere near possible to haggle in a 7/11.

You eat school lunches, bland chicken nuggets and congealed mac and cheese and unseasoned carrots with those little close to expired fruit cups with the peaches and cherries and simple syrup.

You drink gas station coffee—maybe it stunts your growth, but you drink it anyway—and fill old plastic water bottles from drinking fountains or public restroom sinks.

At least, that’s what Neil tries to explain to Matt one day, when Matt invites Neil to his favorite restaurant in his hometown. It just so happens that Matt’s hometown is New York City, and the chef at this place has a Michelin star, but Neil isn’t on the run anymore and his paycheck is hefty enough that he can afford it.

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You say you hate your smile
You say you hate your hair
You say you hate your body
You say that you don’t care
You drown yourself in sorrow,
Self criticism and defeat
You do not accept yourself
So you never feel complete
One day these thoughts will end
This cycle cannot repeat
You must stop this destruction
And get back on your feet
I wish you’d see what I do
When I look in your eyes
A beautiful girl inside and out
Whose vanity is her demise
—  Julia DeLissio, Day 154, “Vanity Turned to Insanity”

Okay, so I got this fic idea that I know I’m not able to write, so I’m going to throw it out for anyone who wants to use the idea.

So basically, a lot of times, with Nursey and Dex, when we imagine one of them visiting the other over the summer, it’s usually Nursey going to Dex, right?  It’s tough for Dex to go to NYC because of his job and family and yes, finances. But I’m thinking, what if, after they start dating, Dex gets the idea that it might be nice to surprise Nursey in NYC, so he starts saving with the intention being that if their relationship lasts until summer, he’s going to take some time and do it (he’s pretty sure the look on Nursey’s dumb face when he shows up unannounced alone will make the trip worthwhile).  And he has some ideas about what they might do, except that when he gets there, Nursey just excitedly starts rattling off the kinds of things and places that only New Yorkers would know about that he wants to take Dex to.  And who is Dex to say no to excited Nursey? And they have all sorts of cute moments around the city.

So, can y’all see my problem? I’m just a Michigan boy who’s never set foot in NYC, so I can’t possibly write this. But I really want a fic of it! Can I interest any NYC-area fic writers to do it for me? Please???

mcu characters - S T E V E     R O G E R S 

Meet Steve.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NYC, his never ending determination and kindness gave him the opportunity to undergo an experiment which turned him into a super soldier, and a war hero. His dignity, his gentle heart, his faith in humanity are one of the best parts of his brilliant soul.

When we touch
We combust
As if Vesuvius
Were to erupt
Like the stars
In the sky,
Bright as day,
Dark as night
Your galaxies
Pour out light
Pulling me in,
Holding me tight,
As I orbit around
Your solar system
Belts of stars,
And constellations
Time will freeze
Then continue
You are my universe
I’ll explore space with you
—  J. DeLissio, day 153, “the universe within us”
Heart Spice (Derek/Stiles)

@sterekseason requested Stiles/Derek:  we were both lovers over a decade ago and now we meet again to battle it out on this cooking program. our rivalry is strong and just because the camera operator caught us making out in the pantry doesn’t mean i won’t defeat you with the power of truffle oil AU

For winning first prize in my Birthday Giveaway, Hannah gets two fics. This is the first one based on the prompt above. I hope you enjoy it! Fic #34 in my 2017 Prompt Challenge

Heart Spice. Derek/Stiles. Teen. Also on AO3.

When Stiles was twenty-two, he had his heart broken when Derek chose his career over their relationship. A little over ten years later, they meet again on the set of a reality TV cooking competition. Derek wants a second chance, but Stiles isn’t really in a forgiving mood.

“Glad you could make it, Stiles.” Cora nods at him, offering a friendly half-smile that’s the equivalent of a wide, toothy grin from anyone else. It’s a little surprising, and also a little suspicious because Cora usually isn’t smiley.

“I almost didn’t come,” Stiles admits. “Lydia forced me into the car and drove me here before I could, how did she put it, wimp out like a whiny dork.” Stiles rolls his eyes. “For the record, I wasn’t wimping out. I was just having second thoughts because of reasons.”

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every song that fall out boy has never played live

•Favorite Record
•Twin Skeleton’s (Hotel in NYC)
•The Mighty Fall
•Rat-a-Tat
•Alpha Dog (never performed in full)
•From Now On We Are Enemies
•The (Shipped) Gold Standard
•27
•w.a.m.s.
•West Coast Smoker
•Lake Effect Kid (never performed in full)
•Bang The Doldrums
•Fame < Infamy
•You’re Crashing, But You’re No Wave
•I’ve Got All This Ringing In My Ears And None On My Fingers
•G.I.N.A.S.F.S.
•It’s Hard To Say “I Do”, When I Don’t
•I’ve Got A Dark Alley And A Bad Idea That Say You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)
•7 Minutes In Heaven (Atavan Halen)
•Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends
•Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying (For Your Part To Save The Scene And Stop Going To Shows)
•Snitches and Talkers Get Stitches and Walkers (Album version was never performed live)
•My Heart Is the Worst Kind of Weapon
•It’s Not A Side Effect Of The Cocaine, I •Am Thinking It Must Be Love
•Love Will Tear Us Apart (Cover)
•Sending Postcards From a Plane Crash (Wish You Were Here)
•Calm Before The Storm (this version was never performed live)
•Pretty In Punk
•The World’s Not Waiting (For Five Tired Boys In A Broken Down Van)
•Short, Fast, and Loud
•Parker Lewis Can’t Lose (But I’m Gunna Give It My Best Shot)
•Hand of God
•7-9 Legendary
•Pavlove
•Austin, We Have a Problem
•Star 67
•My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Original)
•We Don’t Take Hits, We Write Them