occupying time

Charlie moves in to Cedar Commons, Kettle Woods University’s finest (and only) dorm. As I promised quite some time ago, the dormies populating this university campus are the adults from the default townie pool/Pleasantview. Because as I’ve said, I’ve missed them! 

Let’s see who’s here!

First is Marylena Hamilton, who stays in her room most of the time, so this is a rare sighting. 

Next, Brandon Lillard and Marisa Bendett, KWU’s most dedicated students. 

Joe Carr, the loner painter, which is really for the best, because experience tells me his lack of Nice points would have him beating everyone else up if he didn’t have a hobby to occupy his time. 

Abhijeet Deppiesse has a not-so-secret crush (and a name I’ll be very good at spelling by the end of this!). 

Andrea Hogan wins the My Favourite Makeover award. 

And Amin Sims is the dorm’s resident weather enthusiast. 

He is very passionate about the subject. 

Very passionate. 

The glaze-eyed effect is commonly seen when talking with Amin. :D 

anonymous asked:

Okay, first of all, I didn't know that I needed this blog as much as I did, but I am a depraved addict now and your work gives me life! Thank you so much for taking the time to work on this for us! ^^ It means a lot! Also, can I get some Sith reactions to having a friend who's constantly wandering off and getting in trouble? Thank you, cyar'ika!

Vor entye!! I’m so glad you like my blog so much!! I’m sorry I’ve been super slow with replies, there’s other stuff occupying my time xOx

vader: every goddamn time they try to run off he yanks them back with the force, but there are moments when they slip away unnoticed. vader always finds them in the end, but he doesn’t bother scolding them, just gives them the silent treatment. not like they would listen to anything he says, anyway.

sidious: your friends will never leave your side if you put them on a child leash

maul: it’s times like these he’s grateful for savage. he never wanders off, at least not far enough to get in trouble. of course maul is going to go find his friend and rescue them, but he’s gonna be hella pissed. where is their sense of focus? what do you mean you’ve got a bounty on your head now?!

savage: if he can find his brother in the outer rim with just a stupid necklace he can bust his friend out of trouble. oh he’s definitely angry with them, but a part of him can’t help but smile at his companion’s dumb antics. like having a mischievous little brother…

asajj: super annoyed and is very tempted to leave them to their fate. either they’ll be smart enough to escape or… dammit. dammit! she’s going after them. stars, she’s not getting soft is she? n-no, of course not. asajj just wants to mock them face to face, that’s all…

dooku: he’s not going to go rescue them. one of his droids can go do it and bring them back just in time for him to smack them upside the head. that’s what you get for being an idiot. don’t expect him to be a babysitter.

kylo: ohhh he is SO mad at them, but even more angry with whoever is on their tail. to nobody’s surprise, he beats the shit out of his friend’s captors and drags said friend back on the ship. kylo is seething with rage, but he sighs, relieved that they’re alright. (”next time you want to have an adventure, at least let me come with you.”)

nihilus: if anything, he’s the one that wanders off with them. nihilus can fend for himself, and if they run into any trouble…he’d like to see how capable his friend is without his aid (”nihilus, can you slash this lock for me?” “…..” “oh, fuck you.”). if worse comes to worse, though, he won’t hold back.

grievous: honestly it is so embarrassing having to be rescued by grievous. the general is intimidating and makes the would-be captors shit their pants, sure, but did he really have to bring 40 battle droids?

inquisitor: he’s also rather tempted to stay home and hope that his friend has learned their lesson, but the idea of a dashing rescue is irresistible. plus, he really doesn’t want anybody to harm them… welp, time for the grand inquisitor to make his entrance.

lana: she rolls her eyes so hard they practically roll into her head. how did she not see this coming? she is as much frustrated with them as she is with herself. of course she is coming to their rescue, but next time they are not leaving her sigh—oh my stars, where did they go?? 

Hi friends! ♥︎

I’m sorry for my relative absence – Stormblood has been really fun and definitely occupying most of my time and attention ahaha… My PC’s PSU actually wore out a couple days ago and I’ve been using my boyfriend’s PC to play when he’s asleep or at work; it doesn’t have any art programs on it so I can’t draw or edit screens until I’ve fixed mine (which should hopefully be today, depending on when parts get here).

I finished the MSQ last night though, so I should be a little more regular here! :)

I’ll still be tagging stormblood story content as ‘4.0 spoilers’, though I’m gonna relax on the tag a little and I’ll no longer be tagging things as spoilers if they’re not relevant to plot quests (i.e. I won’t be tagging screenshots of areas as spoilers etc)

I hope you’re all enjoying stormblood as much as I have been!

it’s weird how the writing process works… struggled and sweated through two pages of a new project, decided enough was enough, and switched to a new idea, which i’m word vomiting all over. it’s good. at least that means that i now have a play off the ground that i can use to occupy my time this summer.

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Jesus guys. I come unsuspectingly to tumblr only to find out that Bakushima’s anniversary was like 2 days ago. How could I miss that?!?!

Well here’s one hell of a rush job (It’s amazing that I accomplished anything productive today considering I did this lol) to throw in my bit of celebration!


Cheers,
~Joy

Hey, it’s me again, subverting your favorite tropes,

So we all know Yuuri Katsuki would be the kind of person who wouldn’t tell you he didn’t like mushrooms and would let you feed him mushrooms three meals a day rather than actually let the words “I don’t like mushrooms” emerge from his mouth

Because Anxiety™ am I right folks

But here we can flip this on its head.

Yuuri loves mushrooms.

Mushrooms are Yuuri’s favorite part of any given dish, which is why he separates them out from the rest usually and eats them last. That’s some excellent fungus right there.

Along comes Viktor Nikiforov, he of the lust-inspiring good looks and astoundingly poor social intuition. He watches the Love of His Life pick the mushrooms meticulously out of his dish and says, “Are you going to eat those?”

Yuuri Katsuki is still in a state of complete and utter stupor at this point, because within the last week two discrete–not discreet, mind you, which they are the opposite of–Russians have arrived uninvited to his fucking house, ingratiated themselves to his family an are currently dismantling the very threads of his existence. One of these Russians is his longtime crush (who is currently occupying most of his time lounging around in a provocative manner all but holding a sign over his crotch that reads Reserved seat for Yuuri Katsuki but Yuuri is a little bit feelings-blind so he’s reading it as Look how beautiful and untouchable I am! If you stare at me too long I will literally scar you like the sun and also I CAN HEAR EVERY THOUGHT ABOUT ME YOU’VE HAD SINCE AGE TWELVE! I’M DISGUSTED!) and the other is the actual inspiration for the My Chemical Romance song Teenagers.

So Yuuri can’t quite be blamed for saying no when Viktor Nikiforov asks him if he’s going to eat his favorite part of the dish.

“I’ll take them, then,” Viktor says, and picks them off his plate.

HOW ROMANTIC, Viktor’s brain screams.

Thus begins Yuuri’s mushroomless existence. Viktor loves Yuuri and wants him to Be Happy Always, and so makes a point to ensure that a mushroom never even so much as winks at his fiance ever again. He doesn’t put them in food and always ensures that, if he’s ordering something for Yuuri, it’s without mushrooms. When a dish shows up with mushrooms in it, Viktor deftly picks them out.

“Excuse me, my husband does not like mushrooms,” Viktor says so often that it could be his catchphrase, or perhaps a nickname. Viktor “My Husband Does Not Like Mushrooms” Nikiforov.

This continues until they return to Hasetsu for a visit and Yuuri’s entire family watches as Viktor picks every mushroom off Yuuri’s plate.

It’s a dish with a lot of mushrooms in it.

“You must really like mushrooms,” Mari says to Viktor.

“Oh, not particularly,” Viktor says, picking away. “But Yuuri hates them, so.”

“Oh no,” Yuuri whispers.

“Um,” says Mari.

“That’s funny!” says Hiroko, smiling and leaning her head on her hand. “Yuuri used to love mushrooms! He stole them while I was chopping them.”

“Wow that’s weird,” Viktor says.

“Yeah,” Yuuri mumbles. “Haha, weird. Yeah, weird.”

Viktor slowly turns his head. His plate is now Mount Mushroom. “Kitten,” he says slowly.

“Ahhhh,” Yuuri whimpers.

“Do we need to have that conversation about communication again?” Viktor asks.

“AHHHHH.” Yuuri attempts to crawl under the table.

The answer, for the record, is yes. They’ve had this conversation fourteen times since Barcelona.

“Why am I like this,” Yuuri whispers to himself later that night. Viktor kisses his shoulder and, when they get back to Russia, makes him a pot of Stroganoff that is roughly 89% mushrooms.

Ahmed also revealed some pieces of Bodhi Rook’s history that never made it onscreen. “Bodhi grew up on Jedha. It’s been a troubled planet for a long time. It’s occupied by Imperial forces, and I was thinking, ‘What makes you want to be a cargo pilot and just fly long distances for the Empire?’ I always imagined he was supporting maybe a single mother.”

In his mind, Bodhi was the only child from a poor family who agreed to work with the Empire because his mother was sick and had no one else to support her. “He’s taking a job, which a lot of people wouldn’t take. They’d think he was a collaborator with the evil forces,” Ahmed says. “He’s in a position of necessity rather than privilege, and I also think the desire to kind of fly and escape is a strong one. He’s someone who’s always kind of dreamed of escaping and leaving his home world behind, which also speaks to his ability to turn away from the political reality of Jedha.”

Then something happens that changes his mind and makes him turn against the Empire and try to help the Rebellion.

“In my mind, I think he would have lost his mother not too long ago, before we meet him, and that, in a weird way, makes him reassess,” Ahmed says. “It liberates him more. What he’s doing with his life, given that we’re only here for a short period of time?”

With his mother gone, there would be no one left in his life for the Empire to punish for his resistance.

Bodhi Rook went from the man who wasn’t there to the man with nothing to lose.

How to deal with losing interest in your language class:

As a student in a higher-level French and who is self-studying two other languages, I know for a fact that taking a foreign language can get stressful and overwhelming. To learn a ton of grammar, humongous amounts of vocab, and to know how a mind in another culture works, it can get super hard sometimes. All that stuff that goes into learning a foreign language can make it super easy to get burnt-out. And we’ve all done it. Trust me. But, it’s okay, my dude. We’ve all been there. It sucks, but you’ll get over it. Here are some tips how: 

i. take your time 

Listen, my dudes, it can be so difficult to learn a foreign language and you should already be proud of yourself for doing so!! Even in a fast-paced class, you should take it slow and make sure you don’t beat yourself over not getting it in perfect time. Language takes practice, and sometimes we don’t get it as fast as we want it. it’s okay. 

ii. ask questions/talk to the professor

Are you totally lost? Tell someone. It could be a classmate, a native speaker you’ve befriended, or your instructor. Either way, I highly recommend you talk to someone if you’re stuck on a specific concept or feel unmotivated. You sometimes need a boost from a study buddy in your target language. 

iii. remember why you’re studying

My go-to method for when I’m having a bad day in French or I’m just not getting something is simple. I simply ask myself: “Why am I doing this?” No reason is not good enough for choosing to learn a specific language. Learning languages has its benefits and even if you just like the sound of it is reason enough to learn it! Trust me, I have no incentive for learning my target language. But I love it, and I refuse to give it up when it gets difficult. 

iv. study on your own 

To be honest, this is super super important anyway. You absolutely NEED to practice a language on your own, whether you feel like it or not. Without some practice, you’re going to feel completely lost in class sometimes. You can have fun with this too: take this time to familiarize yourself with the culture more. Personally, it’s always helpful to watch movies in French or listen to music in Spanish. I learn to enjoy my target language more and to have fun with it!

v. take a break

We all get unmotivated sometimes. Yeah, language learning takes a lot of work, but sometimes it helps to take a step back and refresh a little. Focus on other schoolwork or maybe find something new to occupy your time. Being burnt out on learning a language sucks, I know, but sometimes it’s best to ride the wave a little bit. 

the end of episode one is so good. yuuri’s spider senses just zero in on the fact that viktor is really there, at his childhood home, occupying the same space-time continuum as him, in the literal flesh, and he just. puts his anxiety disorder into a full chokehold and hauls it along as he goes careening thru the onsen like a heat-seeking missile made of pure gay energy and unfettered panic. like, what an icon? what a LEGEND? i’d die for him in an instant thanks

I think baby boomers’ tendency to get very mad at slow service goes hand in hand with their dislike of smart phones. Every situation I’ve been in where service is slow? I just whip out my phone and browse apps for the extra 30 seconds. It’s not a big deal. Meanwhile Landline Howard behind me in line who’s never held a smartphone in his life is bored with nothing to occupy his time so he yells at minimum wage workers instead.

omgcp characters as parks and rec quotes
  • bitty: the groom wore a butt so perfect it could make an angel hang himself
  • jack: when i was a baby, my head was so big scientists did experiments on me
  • shitty: if i had to have a stripper's name, it would be equality
  • lardo: guys love it when you can show them you're better than they are at something they love
  • ransom: if i keep my body moving and my mind occupied at all times, i will avoid falling into a bottomless pit of despair
  • holster: wine is crying juice
  • nursey: i really only listen to, like, german death reggae and halloween sound effects records from the 1950s. and bette midler. obviously
  • dex: i typed your symptoms into the thing up here, and it says you could have..."network connectivity problems"
  • chowder: you're like an angel with no wings
NHL!Bitty, Pt. IV - RPF

@missweber requested NHL!Bitty dealing with Hockey RPF. This got a little longer than expected, with a side pairing of Jack/philly-cheesesteak. Takes place a few months into Bitty’s second season with the Schooners. 

Origin: From Samwell to SeattlePart I - Hug Check | Part II - Chirping | Part III - Post-Season




The most annoying thing is that for all of the ‘Jack/Parse’, ‘Jack/Tater’, ‘Jack/Sid’‘Jack/fucking-every-player-on-the-east-coast’ fic, there are a whopping SIX  ‘Jack/Eric’ fics on Ao3. Six.

On one hand, Eric’s proud they’ve hidden their relationship so well, on the other, Eric is insulted. But really, with their disappointing portmanteau of ‘Jeric’ or ‘Zittle’, it’s not surprising they’re horribly under-appreciated.

“I just wish my fans were more creative.”

Over Skype, Eric watches Jack plow through a Philly cheesesteak with no small measure of jealousy. He’s lonely and hungry, and his asshole boyfriend is doing this on purpose.

“You know,” Jack says, talking out of the side of his half-full mouth, “if you let the Schoons call you ‘Bitty’ our name could have been ‘Zimbits’. That’s kinda on you.”

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RIZ AHMED CREATED BACKSTORY FOR BODHI I AM CRYING

Ahmed also revealed some pieces of Bodhi Rook’s history that never made it onscreen. “Bodhi grew up on Jedha. It’s been a troubled planet for a long time. It’s occupied by Imperial forces, and I was thinking, ‘What makes you want to be a cargo pilot and just fly long distances for the Empire?’ I always imagined he was supporting maybe a single mother.”

In his mind, Bodhi was the only child from a poor family who agreed to work with the Empire because his mother was sick and had no one else to support her. “He’s taking a job, which a lot of people wouldn’t take. They’d think he was a collaborator with the evil forces,” Ahmed says. “He’s in a position of necessity rather than privilege, and I also think the desire to kind of fly and escape is a strong one. He’s someone who’s always kind of dreamed of escaping and leaving his home world behind, which also speaks to his ability to turn away from the political reality of Jedha.”

Then something happens that changes his mind and makes him turn against the Empire and try to help the Rebellion.

“In my mind, I think he would have lost his mother not too long ago, before we meet him, and that, in a weird way, makes him reassess,” Ahmed says. “It liberates him more. What he’s doing with his life, given that we’re only here for a short period of time?”

With his mother gone, there would be no one left in his life for the Empire to punish for his resistance.

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Steve Bannon is under “criminal” investigation for voter registration fraud

  • The Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office is continuing “an active criminal” investigation of President Donald Trump’s chief strategist and former Breitbart chief Stephen Bannon for voter registration fraud.
  • News of the investigation comes by way of the Washington Post — which reported Bannon’s decision to register as a voter in Florida while he simultaneously owned a house in Southern California and regularly stayed in New York and Washington, D.C.
  • Bannon apparently registered to vote in Florida at a now-vacant house his accountants paid $5,500 monthly for his third ex-wife, Diane Clohesy, to occupy, at the same time he told the landlord of that property he was living there but traveling. Read more. (3/11/17, 6:10 PM)

Lull Before the Storm (1944) - the English Lion and the American eagle crouch side by side on the cliffs of Dover, preparing for D-Day.

listen. Next door to me lives these baby twins and this morning when I was in the bathroom getting ready for work, I had the window open and I heard their mother singing to them. I couldn’t see it, only hear it. It was six am and the world was so quiet and dark and she sang You Are My Sunshine. And while she sang I heard her girls making their little sounds, trying to mimic her.

And I was struck with such a huge feeling of gratitude that I got to experience this moment. Like, I had sudden awareness that I’m here in the universe. I occupy space and time. And that’s such a good thing. My dudes, bad shit happens to us but wonderful things happen too! There could be wonderful things happening right next door!!!

Alphas Competing For An Omega Headcanons

-An Omega with two Alphas as their best friends, and the Alphas pretend to get along but really they see each other as rivals because they both love the Omega. The Omega being very oblivious and just being so happy when all three of them are together, not noticing when the Alphas get a little too touchy because the Alphas both want their own scent on the Omega more than the other’s

-When making plans to go out and do something the Alphas will argue for a long time, trying to make the other submit in order to show the Omega who the more dominant Alpha is. But the Omega isn’t paying attention and finally says, “let’s get ice cream!” and both Alphas instantly shut up and agree because they want to make the Omega happy

-One of the Alphas giving the Omega a gift with the intention of courting them but not only does the Omega not realize what the Alpha was trying to do, the other Alpha hears about it and gives the Omega an even better gift. And all they get out of their efforts is the Omega gushing about what great friends they are

-Going to the beach together and the Alphas using the opportunity to try and gain the Omega’s attention by showing off some skin and muscle, however the Omega is far too excited about the water and makes quick work of removing the majority of their own clothing before running straight in…leaving two dazed Alphas staring after them

-One of the Alphas hearing the Omega gush about how good the other Alpha is with children so they suggest volunteering at a daycare for a day because they want the Omega to see that they are also good with children. The other Alpha hears about it and invites themselves to join, but the day they are supposed to go the Omega ends up being sick and the two Alphas are left to take care of a bunch of kids by themselves and childishly competing over who the kids like more even though the Omega is not there

-The two Alphas being very competitive with each other around the Omega and turning everything into a contest like, “I’m so hungry I could eat ten burgers” and the other one going, “Oh yeah? I can eat 15.” and the Omega just watches in concern while they eat until they are sick

-Both Alphas always doting on the Omega, giving them their favorite snacks or fixing their hair or carrying them around places, and the Omega being so glad to have such caring friends

-The Omega asking one Alpha if they can paint their nails and the Alpha says no, so the other Alpha sees the opportunity and says yes…but they both end up with glittery pink nails and no mate to show for it

-The Alphas having a moment of truce just to vent because the Omega is just so oblivious and frustrating….“I’m still not giving them to you though.”

-The Omega actually knowing how the Alphas felt the entire time but acting like they didn’t because they enjoyed the attention and they were actually in love with both Alphas and trying to prolong the inevitable choice they would have to make

#DateMeBuckyBarnes (Part 16)

Summary: When Hollywood’s heartthrob Bucky Barnes breaks up with his girlfriend, you jokingly tag him in a selfie on Instagram to express your desire to date him. What you don’t expect is a response from the man himself [Modern AU].

Word Count: 707

‘#DateMeBuckyBarnes’ Masterlist

A/N: Sorry it took a while for me to write this out! 

Originally posted by aosladies

Drawing on your sketchbook, you let your eyes wander out the window as your pencil outlined the buildings and streets displayed before you. Silence dwelled in the apartment while you continued to draw on the sketchpad, the realization that solitude would be your friend starting to settle in.

Wanda and Pietro have left the country as of this morning, making their way to Sokovia to visit family for a whole month. This occurred over a month after Bucky left the city for Los Angeles to start filming his project. Unlike Bucky’s departure though, you knew your friends planned on leaving the country months before they left. When they found out that Bucky was going to leave as well, they felt guilty leaving you alone, but you insisted you’d be fine with Daisy and Sam still around.

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anonymous asked:

Can you do something where the Avengers come back thinking everything is going to just go back to the way it was. With them bullying Tony and blaming him for everything, but SURPRISE! Tony is now surrounded by a bunch of new Avengers recruits that love and care for him and in a relationship with Stephen Strange. And all of them are really protective of Tony especially The Cloak of Levitation.

ReRe likes. ReRe likes very much!! *cackles* And okay, to give Team Cap a break, maybe they don’t come back expecting things to be exactly the same. It’s just that the things that have changed aren’t the ones they’ve expected to and that’s why it takes them so completely by surprise.

For one, it’s not actually Tony they have the most arguments with. It’s just that when Tony makes a suggestion during a meeting, people speak up to back his side up or just calmly point out the risks without immediately discarding the general idea, and suddenly everyone is discussing the pros and cons of a plan that would’ve been blindly shot down a year ago. It’s a subtle shift, at first, but it really changes the dynamics of those meetings. Because Tony suddenly isn’t always on the defence, people are appreciating and defending his ideas and getting into arguments without him being any part in it–and that, frankly, should’ve been a huge freaking clue that something’s changed.

To Natasha, the most obvious change is how much less tense Tony is. He still doesn’t react too well to the old team, is always sharper and snippier with them, but as long as someone else is around, he doesn’t–sink into himself the way he used to. 

But even so, it takes a lot of hard, painful lessons for the old team to really understand how different things are now.

The first time Steve yells at Tony in the aftermath of a pretty bad battle is memorable. It’s also how the old newcomers learn that the thick cloak Tony’s been obsessively wearing ever since their arrival is less of a fashion statement and more of a magical item that does not react well to any perceived threat towards Tony. They manage to keep it from suffocating Steve, but only just.

(After that, the Cloak keeps making this really weird noise whenever Steve comes too close into its vicinity, which Steve swears sounds like a growl.)

The first time Clint makes a sharp comment regarding Tony’s tendency to put his own team mates into jail if it gives him an advantage is the day they learn about Spiderman’s ability to web someone’s mouth shut. They also learn that the sticky webs are damn painful to remove.

(Clint also has a tendency to be ‘caught’ by Spiderman’s webs during battle when he gets snippy over the comms. Which is actually pretty admirable, since technically Spiderman does keep him from breaking his neck by sticking him to a wall instead of letting him fall five stores down because Iron Man and Falcon are otherwise occupied.)

The first time Scott marches up to Tony and punches him in the face, Rhodey gets up on shaky legs to stands without help for the first time since his fall all those months ago, just to personally whack the man over the head with his crutches, then call security and have his ass banned from the Tower.

The first time Wanda lets her hands to glow red whilst glaring at Tony they all learn that whatever you do, you do not piss of Stephen Strange. Wanda wasn’t seen for seventy-four hours and ever since she resurfaced, she’s refused to even look into Tony’s direction. Nobody knows what happened, but everyone knows it was bad.

It’s the first time Steve grabs a hold of Tony’s hand to keep him from walking away though, that’s the most memorable of them all. That’s when they learn that as much as their new members want to protect Tony (and succeed to a certain degree), he doesn’t actually need it. Because not only is he completely capable of ranting at Steve until the guy looks about two inches tall, he’s also wearing repulsor wrist bands and clearly not afraid to use them.

(Because I couldn’t resist, I love others being protective of Tony but I love Tony appreciating but not being dependant on their protection even more)