oh i just have a better one

anonymous asked:

Did you see that tweet that jonathanbyrs blogged where the Duffers said that they made Jancy happen so everybody could hate on it because they wanted to make Steve look better? If it's true I'm so disappointed in them :( Even the writers hate Jonathan.

Oh yeah, I saw it and it’s totally legit–they said it at a panel at USC. I guess they got what they wanted because everyone is hating Nancy and Jonathan, and Nancy in particularly misogynistic ways that they should have anticipated and cared about. Why then even put Jonathan and Nancy together? It’s just such a weird choice to me. You can write positive character development for all three and not have it come at the expense of one another–that’s just lazy writing, imo. I genuinely don’t get it and need someone to explain the logic to me: is it just that they liked in s1 that she stayed with Steve, but some really wanted her to be with Jonathan, and so they wanted to mirror that so in s2 she’d get together with Jonathan, but people would want her to be with Steve? Because, honestly, that feels like a gross way to treat Nancy and her romantic choices. It kinda uses her. Or is it just that they hate Jonathan and Nancy that much (I mean I tend to think they hate Jonathan)? Something else? Consider me confused. Btw, this is the tweet in question: 

shipping your own OCs

shipping one of your OCs with 4 other OCs and not knowing which pair should be canon

How NOT to study

“I’m going to start studying right after I’ve ______”…you won’t.

“Oooh, I’m going to highlight my notes with 49930 different colours to help me retain information” Highlight key words!!

“Everyone else has these amazing, expensive notebooks, pens and Macbooks. Maybe I need them too to be a good student.” Hint: You don’t

“There more I manage to cover during this hour, the more I’ll learn” Remember: Quality NOT quantity

“Revision is so unnecessary. I have a good memory and I know I’m going to remember this on the test I have in 2 months”… sorry to break this to you but you probably won’t remember a lot. Go through everything you’ve covered during the last week on the weekend.

“Oh boy, I’m so tired. I think I’ll just read this chapter in bed.” Hint: You’ll fall asleep

“Okay so I need to study this and this much to get a better grade than _____“ wth nonono. Study for yourself??

“Omg, I didn’t study today. I’m such a failure” You don’t have to study every day. You shouldn’t study every day!! Have at least one day a week when you do nothing school related, your brain needs the rest!
 
“I didn’t get a ____ in the test. I must be dumb idiot and a complete failure who won’t accomplish anything in life” One grade doesn’t affect your life one bit.

“I must study law, medicine or any other STEM subject to be considered a real hardworking student” Hint: Humanities and other subjects are just as hard, okay?

“My teacher is bad and that’s why I won’t ever learn this” Take your computer, open google, google the stuff you don’t get. Was it so hard? Don’t blame your teacher for not understanding something. They’re humans and not perfect. Be ambitious and try to teach yourself with the help of your friends, the internet, youtube, library books etc.

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all the boys // panic! at the disco

anonymous asked:

How’d you learn to draw mechas? I’ve been wanting to try that myself for a while, and I know as an artist that the only way to learn is to just Do it, but it’s so daunting! I have no idea where to begin. Do you have any advice or tips? Thank you for your time!

Okay first of all, sorry to take so long to answer. I really wanted to draw some pics for this, and the last weeks have been quite busy. 

1. Draw from the reference

Drawing is like learning a new language: You can’t say you wanna learn English and then just start making up your own words because you think that finding words in the dictionary is cheating - It doesn’t make sense. Find a super cool robot picture and try to copy it. These are called “studies” for a good reason. You’re studying the vocabulary of those drawings. Many times people don’t share their studies since it’s only for the practice. But don’t study just one person. You don’t want to become that person - you want to become better! And if you post your study online, don’t forget to credit the original artist!

2. Try different techniques

One of my favorite techniques is something I call color blocking - I’m not sure if it’s an actual term or just something I came up with. I kind of carve the silhouette of the robot with one color and then I add a second color and carve the details in. I do this also if I have a picture with lots of characters and I want to make sure everything reads correctly. But these are all personal matters. Try different techniques until you find a one that works for you. And remember to flip your canvas!!

3. Try different brushes

My favorite brushes vary, but these three are the ones I keep using more than the others. Kyle’s brush I got used to while I was working on my freelance work - it just feels good to draw with. The square one is really fun to work with in mecha designs, and the basic one also feels surprisingly good while drawing. Sometimes I just grab a new brush, start doodling, and end up with a decent piece.

4. Symmetry vs. asymmetry

This one I included especially because I’m talking about robots. Breaking up the machines with asymmetrical parts gives them more character BUT it’s important to keep the symmetry in mind. If I do a robot that has a one big arm and one small arm, I later make sure that most of the other parts are symmetrical. This way the asymmetry is the choice rather than a mistake.

5. Draw from the reference (!!!)

Yes, I added this the second time because I really feel it’s important! I use Pinterest all the time - I have a board with over 1000 pins of robots! There are paintings from my favorite robot artists, 3D models of super cool robot designs, and even photos of real robots all collected in one place. And for anyone who feels “wrong” doing this: Finding reference DOESN’T mean copying - it can be just an idea or inspiration: It’s finding the language you want to use. Sure you won’t need  the reference as much later on as you build your own “shape-vocabulary” - just like you won’t need your dictionary after you have learned the words you use.

6. It doesn’t have to be perfect

I’m never 100% happy with my work. But I have learned to say “oh well” and move on. Next time I’ll do better.

7. BE PROUD! 

Don’t talk down your own work no matter how much you’d like to. If you’re not standing behind your drawings, who will? Sure you do see the mistakes, but it’s still a great piece of art you made!

B͔̩̲̹͉̙̹̜͍u̪̠̲̺̪̖̳͖̱͙͇̮̻͙͙̼͙ͅt̜̦̜͖̮̘̯͚̯̤̙̥͈̗̻͎̭̙.̩̙̻͉̲̝̗̲̱͇.̭͉͚͎̮.̗̻̬̙̫̺̠̫̹͔͓̹͖̰̠ͅ ͔̣͍̯̰͕̣̻͔̮̮͍W͚̬̮͔͉̤̞̬̬̗̪̭̬h̥̤̟̗̫̺̞͎͉͉y͍̣͕̟̭̫̩͖̫͔̥̬̪̲͙͖͓ͅ ͉͍̗̞̟̦͕̜̦̫͓̣̖̘d̹͕̻̞o͉̩̘̝ ̼̳̟̗̥w̪̳̝͓̗̬e̝͉̞̙̞ ̫̜̖͔̪̤̯̭̥͚̺͈̙̖n̙̺̠̫̘̪͍̫̭̗̖̯̮ͅͅe̻̗̦̘̦̜̼̯̰̖ͅe͎̰̜͎̲͓̭͉̯͔͙̬̪d̤̖̞̣̭͖͇͈̪̭̥͉̘̯̲̦͕ͅ ̝̳̻͇̦͕̤̦̪̫̥̖̹͔̳̱͔̫͉ṭ̞̼͕̰̞̗̞̣̖̹̱̬̭o̙̺͉̥͈ ̫͔̳̗̩͚c̹̺͔̻̗̘̝̳̣̲̲͈͍̺̣̫̪̖̻h͙͉͎̣̹̻̰̭͍o̤̯̗̣̞̣̮̣͕̯̭o̥̙͕̤͎̝̲̣̠̘͓̬͈s͕̯̰̝͎̲̝̼̦̜͍e̗̜͇͈̭̖̲͍̱̳ͅ ̝̯̫͍͉̞̞̺̬̗̪͓̭̹̮͎i̱͕̙̖͈̟͕͕͓̳̻̣̯̙n̳̘̜͎̝̰͕ ̥̣̫̦̳̖͈̱͖͍̦͈͕̭̰͍̥ͅͅl̤͇̠͎̣̮̳̠̥̮͎̺͇̮͙̺͍i̠̪͇̻̖̖͈̹͙̝̙̲̖̞̻̜͔̩̘f͎̼̙̬e̲̫̹͓?̮̞̬̝͈̦̘̲

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[cowgirl Cynthia and Butterfly Fairy Lucina showing off their cute lil costumes]

[Maribelle decided the theme here, obviously,]

[this is here so you can see lil Morgan in that cute bat costume]

MOST OF THESE HAVE CAPTIONS!!!!

UHH YEAH SO HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE, TAKE AWAKENING AU KIDS HAVIN A NICE EVENING

I had costumes and nonsense planned for everyone and I’ll probably draw more eventually but here is what I did work on!!

Little things I appreciate about Thomas Sanders:

  • when he gets quiet and collected and he’s just so sincere
  • he actively promotes and appreciates his friends’ work
  • the way he pronounces the letter “G”
  • he actively interacts with fans and is so flattered by how much we love him???
  • He also actively reblogs and promotes fan art that people do of him and his friends
  • he tries so hard
  • He’s obsessed with what being a “Taurus” means
  • he reminds us that he’s not perfect, which is nice too, because idolizing can be bad
  • he’s open about the fact that he has to work on himself, just like everyone does
  • he puts together spotify playlists and they’re like, really good, I’ve been introduced to so many things I never would have found otherwise
  • that little laugh??
  • the fact that each of the sides kind of have their own voices and inflections and mannerisms  
  • Like honestly I look at photos of them and go “oh that’s Virgil” or “Oh that’s Patton” not “Oh that’s Thomas playing Virgil” or “That’s Thomas playing the character Patton” 
  • speaking of which he even geeked out over how many of us were geeky enough to cosplay as one of the sides for Halloween 
  • he inspires me to try and be an honest person, but a kind person as well
  • okay and one big thing: I don’t think I’m the only person he’s inspiring to try and be a better me, and I think that Fanders are having a big impact on people because of it, and that’s just, WOW the ripples

that is all 

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always // panic! at the disco

a list of songs we know harry has written over the years but we do not have (please feel free to tell me if there’s more):

  1. baby honey
  2. complicated freak
  3. medicine
  4. talk
  5. oh anna
  6. lay down
  7. she got away
  8. want you to be there
  9. better than being alone
  10. california
  11. can’t get enough
  12. fall apart
  13. fun for now
  14. second chance
  15. might not want you
  16. one desire
  17. you still have my heart (even if you don’t deserve it)
  18. one of those nights
  19. love you like you’re leaving
  20. like everybody else
  21. kissed you in the rain
  22. like you do
  23. kiss it better
  24. kiss me
  25. i just wanna be your man
  26. have and hold
  27. 5378 miles
  28. already home
  29. coco
  30. endlessly
A Definitely Incomplete List Of My Favorite Moments From The Lightning Thief (book), because I'm having Feelings
  • Percy very causally mentioning times he accidentally hit a school bus with a canon or dropped fifth graders into shark-infested water
  • Grover Underwood
  • Just everything he’s ever done
  • Percy running an illegal candy ring out of his dorm room 
  • “I was worried they found out I got my essay on Tom Sawyer from the internet and were going to take away my grade. Or worse, they were going to make me read the book.”
  • When Percy thought Grover was going to give him some deep, meaningful commentary on life to make him feel better but Grover just wanted Percy’s lunch
  • Percy tried so hard to do well on his Latin final and Chiron somehow thinks it’s a good idea to tell him he’s ‘not normal’ in front of the class my poor boy
  • That one part where Percy essentially went “Oh hey mom’s home!!! Better reschedule this panic attack I was having!!” 
  • When Percy did that weird hand sign (that was never explained) and the door slammed on Gabe so hard he flew up the steps
  • The fact that when Grover finally tracked Percy down he wasn’t wearing any pants. Like, there was literally no reason for him to not have the fake feet and the jeans on. No actual reason for him to be free balling it. Percy just needed a shock apparently. Showing up in the middle of a hurricane with no pants, dramatic ass satyr I love him. 
  • The SATISFYING DEATH of Gabe’s Camaro + Sally apparently learned bullfighting just in case because she truly is the best mom
  • Percy killing the minotaur with its own horn
  • Percy dragging Grover over the camp line while crying for his mom literally end me
  • You drool when you sleep.” could we get more iconic here
  • Percy teasing Annabeth about her crush on Luke
  • When Luke stole some toiletries for Percy and he got a little choked up because it was apparently the nicest thing anyone had ever done for him
  • The fact that Chiron basically told Annabeth that Percy was her destiny
  • The fact that a recovering alcoholic god of wine who hates children was deemed fit to run a camp for children
  • Not so fun: Percy, upon meeting Mr. D, immediately recognizing the signs of an alcoholic and going out of his way to sit far away from him ‘just in case’
  • The fact that everyone just expected him to hear ‘the greek gods are real’ and move on?? why would no one let this boy be in shock omg
  • Zeus apparently had a thing for the fluffy 80′s hairstyles
  • “the real world is where the monsters are” 
  • The fact that Poseidon could have claimed Percy at literally any moment but he apparently decided he really needed that dramatic reveal during capture the flag.
  • When Zeus was feeling Extra Dramatic™ after Percy’s claiming so he started making it rain inside the camp boarders and everyone was lowkey freaking out
  • When Annabeth pulls off her invisible cap and declares she’s going on the quest with him and Percy was like, beyond unsurprised that she was there and didn’t even attempt to fight her 
  • Chiron forgot to give Percy a sword from his father for like, an entire month. 
  • Grover with those freaking flying shoes oh my God
  • Annabeth blushing literally any time Luke talks to her 
  • IN THIS HOUSE WE LOVE AND RESPECT ARGUS, HEAD OF CAMP SECURITY
  • lmao when Percy and Annabeth start bickering about something and Argus just winks at Percy because he knows
  • When they were playing hackey sack with an apple but it got too close to Grover’s mouth and he just ate the whole thing
  • The entire bus scene oh my God
  • “I was about to become the ADHD Poster Child of the Year” as he’s CRASHING A BUS
  • Annabeth on a fury’s back 
  • the explosion. just. all gr8. 
  • When Grover tries to play a path finder song and Percy just immediately slams into a tree. Also the fact that the path finder song was actually just a Hillary Duff number. 
  • “You two are giving me a migraine, and satyr’s don’t even get migraines!” 
  • Percy actually, truly trying to sell the story that the three of them are circus orphans who got separated from their ringleader 
  • Grover: hey guys this place is REALLY SHADY and we need to leave
  • Annabeth and Percy: but f o o d
  • Can you imagine walking into a store and finding your dead uncle’s body on display? Like????
  • When Medusa revealed herself and Annabeth’s running around invisible, Percy’s swinging a sword blindly and Grover’s flying around screaming and trying to whack her with a stick: everyone here is a MESS
  • When Annabeth was overly annoyed with Percy after that ordeal??? Sweetheart you fell for the trick too
  • Name something more iconic than 12 year old Percy Jackson mailing the decapitated head of Medusa to the gods on Mt. Olympus in an act of sheer pettiness. I dare you. 
  • When Percy was insisting on taking first watch while the others slept and Grover was basically like “hey kiddo listen to this” and played a song that immediately knocked him out so he could sleep all night 
  • “Percy. Say hello to the poodle.”
  • Percy seeing all the Greek creatures from the train window 
  • When Annabeth was dragging the boys to the St. Louis Arch and Percy’s claustrophobic ass Did Not Want To Get In That Tiny Elevator but he went anyway because he wanted Annabeth to be happy. That boy has had it bad since the start. 
  • “I am Echidna!”
  • “Isn’t…isn’t that a type of anteater?”
  • I HATE AUSTRALIA.” 
  • How many times has Percy actually been poisoned throughout all the series I literally want a count 
  • ‘Lemme just, uh….jump off the fucking St. Louis Arch and hope I don’t die when I hit the water.’
  • There is just something very aesthetic about Percy lighting a fire in the bottom of a river 
  • Percy’s got so much pent-up rage that he’s just immediately ready to wreck Ares upon meeting him omfg
  • THE THRILL RIDE O’ LOVE
  • Annabeth getting so worked up and flustered over going down there with Percy because it’s a love ride and Percy’s just like “you literally do not have to make this a Thing” lmao
  • Annabeth wouldn’t let Percy touch Aphrodite’s scarf because she didn’t want him getting infected by love magic but then…touched it herself lol
  • The entire sequence with the mechanical spiders and the cameras and the ride itself 
  • Percy’s plan to get off the ride!!!! He’s so smart okay can people stop calling him stupid!!! 
  • Grover trying to catch them both in mid-air but they‘re too heavy so the three of them just kind of slowly crash into one of those face-cut-out posters lol
  • Percy, turning to the camera’s broadcasting this shit on Olympus: “Show’s over! Thank You! Goodnight!” 
  • THE FUCKING ZOO BUS
  • Everything about that scene omg. The animals they had to help. Trying to convince Grover of how great he is. The baby percabeth. my h e a r t
  • “What if it does line up like the Trojan War? Athena versus Poseidon?”
  • “I don’t know what my mom will do. I just know I’ll be fighting next to you.”
  • “Why?”
  • “Because you’re my friend, Seaweed Brain, any more stupid questions?”
  • Do you hear that sound? That’s me, ages 13-21(+) sobbing uncontrollably oh my God I love them so much
  • ‘let’s just set a fucking lion loose in Las Vegas’ 
  • “I put a Blessing of the Wild on them, so they’ll safely find food and shelter wherever they go.”
  • “Why can’t you put on of those on us?”
  • “It only works on wild animals.”
  • “So it would only effect Percy…”
  • “HEY!” 
  • When they get to the Lotus hotel and Grover starts playing that game where the deer shoot the hunters azxjhnhdjx
  • Percy physically having to drag his friends out of there once he realized it was the lair of the lotus eaters
  • When Annabeth gave the taxi driver her lotus credit card and he started calling her “Your Highness” lmao
  • Every time in this book Percy comes close to uncovering a Dark Truth the people around him are just like “let’s not worry about that :) “ and my polite boy actually shuts up it’s so wild because I would just keep going lol
  • CRUSTY THE WATER BED SALESMAN 
  • Listen that entire scene has lowkey always been one of my Favs and I’m not even sure why but Percy chopping his head off was g r e a t
  • The entrance to the Underworld is DOA Recording Studios and I love it
  • “We, uh…all drowned in a bathtub.”
  • Poor Charon just wants his Italian suits he doesn’t need all this bullshit 
  • Grover almost getting dragged into Tartarus: not good. very bad. bad shit. 
  • Annabeth getting emotionally attached to Cerberus in the span of 3 minutes: RELATABLE 
  • ‘huh my backpack that I thought I got rid of five days ago is getting weirdly heavy, that’s not suspicious though, right?’ 
  • When Hades just starts monologue-ing about all the shit he has to put up with
  • “what kind of awful things do you have to do to get sewn into Hades underwear?” p e r c y
  • when Percy realizes the Master Bolt is in his backpack and he’s just like. tell me why. why. I’m a good person. what did I DO. 
  • When Percy has to sacrifice his mom to get Annabeth and Grover out of there I Cri Evey Tiem 
  • My cute lil’ baby yelling around on a beach to get Ares to show up 
  • ahdbsjznx when Grover gives Percy a crushed, half eaten tin can for good like and Percy is just like “Grover…I don’t know what to say.” I LOVE HIM
  • My sweet son kicking the god of war’s ass. bless. blessed on this day. 
  • The news crews who suddenly started backtracking and writing Percy as a hero 
  • Percy, choking back tears, giving Gabe’s store’s phone number out on national television and promising everyone free appliances IM STILL CACKLING I LOVE THIS BOY SO MUCH HE’S ICONIC 
  • Hades actually releasing Sally because he’s Not As Big Of A Dick As He Could Have Been 
  • Percy: hey I think there’s a really good chance that Kronos was behind this whole mess-
  • Zeus and Poseidon: XXX KRONOS DO NOT INTERACT XXX
  • Poseidon rolling his eyes at literally everything Zeus says and does
  • Poseidon and Percy’s whole talk omg my sweet boy just wants his dad to love him and Poseidon’s trying to figure out how to show affection when he basically signed this kid’s death sentence I’m crying 
  • A man will never satisfy me as much or in the same way as Sally Jackson murdering Gabe Ugliano did 
  • Percy was spending months of summer stressing over who the friend that’s supposed to betray him was but like…Sweetie you had exactly three (3) friends and you knew two of them weren’t gonna hurt you
  • ahbdjsnx when Percy and Luke were having their conversation in the woods and like Luke’s acting shady af the whole time but it’s literally not until he litters that Percy is like “something…is Wrong.” this boy I s2g
  • Percy getting bit by a scorpion is Not A Favorite Moment but the nymphs helping him out was 
  • Percy making his Official Decision to go home for the school year only after Annabeth reveals that he actually did talk her into trying again with her family 
  • I didn’t mean to write out a summary of the whole damn book it’s six am listen I’m just feeling nostalgia for the original series in this chili’s tonight 
  • whoops

summersaltturn  asked:

"Have anyone told you you have the most intimidating nostrils I've ever seen?"

“Yeah, I won an award, junior year,” Derek answers, frowning at his new IKEA (bought and built, all in a soft Henley sweater; Stiles knows, he supervised) book-shelf, like he hasn’t just finished a seven hundred page tome on Egyptian artefacts. A seven hundred page tome on Egyptian artefacts alone.

Derek Hale: epic nerd and assembler of easy-to-build IKEA products. Of course, Stiles thinks, cursing his stupid Professor and DIY kinks. Why not? The worst part is, he doesn’t even think those kinks are sexual. It’s just….a thing. That he has. A Derek thing. The Butterflies That Live In His Stomach were trying so desperately to move on with their lives, too. They’d shopped around. Hired a real-estate agent. They were ready, goddammit!  

Derek settles on a book - Stiles is pretty sure it also has the word ‘artefacts’ in the title - and sighs, all feigned nostalgia, and glances over his shoulder. “It was a golden nose, too. Across the bottom it said,” he pauses, grinning, “Stiles Stilinski needs to get a life.”

Stiles opens his mouth, clutches his chest, because rude much? Is it his fault Derek’s nostrils belong in some kind of anatomy museum? Is it his fault his Saturday nights are spent playing video games in his underwear, when his week days are spent chasing down monsters and researching things like how Scott and Erica managed to contract chicken pox when stabbing them does, like, nothing? (Except get Erica excited because she’s a beautiful, terrifying weirdo.) The moment he tries to tell Derek this, however, a copy of - is that Pride and Prejudice? - is thrown at his head. 

Stiles doesn’t know if he’s more offended when Derek rolls his eyes when it misses him, or the concerned look that crosses his face when the book sails past him and lands in an empty pizza box, like Derek is worried if it’s okay or not. 

And to think, Stiles was going to screw up his courage and finally invite Derek to see a movie this weekend. In an actual theatre. Where people go to be normal. Well, the laugh is on Derek because Stiles is going to buy the big popcorn and he’s going to enjoy it all on his own. 

Yeah, that’ll show him. 

~

“Has anyone ever told you your eyebrows could star in a disturbing kid’s movie about caterpillars?” 

Stiles is drunk. No, he’s wasted. Hammered. Loaded. Completely and utterly shit faced. Which is probably why instead of ending up on his ass on the floor, Derek just pinches the bridge of his nose, tips his head against the back of the couch and says, “what.” Not even a hint of inflection.

This dude, Stiles thinks, and then laughs because, ohmygod, Derek is this dude now. Not that dude or whoa, what are you doing crawling through my window, dude? but this dude. And that’s kind of beautifully heart warming, in its own way. 

Really, Stiles should write into Hallmark. It could be a trilogy. A Gay Trilogy ™. Bisexuals on ice. Except, without the ice because Stiles doesn’t know how to skate. Can Derek skate? Stiles totally bets Derek can skate.   

Speaking of Derek, he’s got this little crinkle on his forehead now, right between his eyebrows, and man, they really are very nice eyebrows. Animated but nice. A little dramatic but nice. Murderous but nice.

“What,” Derek says again, looking more confused than annoyed by the second. Stiles really wants to kiss him.

Instead, he stares. Stares and stares and stares.

Shit.

Slapping a hand over his mouth, he begins laughing uncontrollably and before he knows it, he’s clutching his sides and has his face pressed against Derek’s chest, because the hilarity is killing him. 

Because this is them now. Drinking peach-snaps at Derek’s loft, on a couch filled with throw pillows. Throw pillows. One is even soft and pink and frilly and another has a picture of the pack on it. Granted, no one is looking at the camera but Derek, Boyd and Kira and Derek is not so much looking at the camera as yelling at Stiles (holding the camera) for eating his secret stash of cookies, but it’s nice. It’s a nice picture. There is a plain black pillow too, of course. Somewhere. Stiles might be sitting on it, actually. He figures one can only expect so much when it comes to sour-wolves but Erica glued little cat ears on it last week and Derek said nothing. Fuck, he’d even smiled.

It says a lot about what a secret softie Derek is when it comes to vulnerable, drunk-ass people, because he doesn’t push Stiles away; just lets him laugh and laugh until he passes out, drooling on his chest. 

When Stiles wakes up, Derek’s sweater is pretty soaked through but he hasn’t moved an inch. He does, however, tell Stiles he snores like a deranged goose and that he owes him a pastry later.

He doesn’t even ask for a specific kind, Stiles chastises in his head, falling back to sleep. He’s in love with a pastry idiot. 

~

“Do you know when you smile, you brighten up the whole damn room?”

The question clearly catches Derek off guard because he falls head first…into a duck pond. 

Stiles’ first reaction is to jump in after him - he hates to admit it, but he gets a little nervous around water when Derek is with him; there have been several incidents where he’s unconsciously grabbed Derek’s hand in order to drag him away from pools and, one time, a very large puddle - but when Derek emerges, wearing his someone is about to die face, Stiles can’t be held accountable for the way he falls to the ground because, yup, that’s a tiny, outraged duckling perched on top of Derek’s head.   

“Oh my god,” he yells, rolling onto his back and kicking his legs in the air. He feels like a kid, grabbing his stomach, water practically pouring from his eyes. This was, quite possibly, the best day of his life.

Normally, Derek would be yelling threats - several, in fact, some in Spanish because he’s a show off - but he just stands there….in the middle of a fucking pond. The duckling is still sitting on his head, like he or she plans to set up home there and it’s so adorable Stiles thinks he actually coos out loud.

Still, Derek still doesn’t say anything. Not even when Stiles coos again, very, very deliberately. (And Scott said his middle name could never be Danger, pffft.) Stiles can’t actually guess what Derek is going to do but he doesn’t care. He looks a strange cross between wanting to murder someone - namely, Stiles - and a little kid who was told they couldn’t get a puppy only to get one on Christmas day anyway. 

Mostly, he just looks lost. And wet. Very, very wet. Somewhere out there, someone is playing It’s Raining Men and Stiles wants nothing more than to share this glorious moment with them. He’s just in the process of taking out his phone to at least snap a photo to send to the pack when - 

“Did you mean it?” Derek asks, and man, those water droplets just keep on running, don’t they. 

Stiles grins. “Did I mean for you to fall into a pond and adopt a new feathered friend? No but I think we can all agree-” 

Stiles.” 

Derek growls and it would be effective - at least in getting Stiles to help him out of the pond - if it wasn’t for the fact his ears were turning a little pink. A lot pink, actually and - 

Oh.

Sitting up, Stiles drags his butt over to the edge of the pond.

“Yeah,” he says. “I meant it. I mean, smiles can’t literally light up rooms, I know that, but when you smile it’s like…” He sighs and flaps his arms, suddenly nervous, hitting Derek in the process. The duckling practically glares at him and Stiles briefly wonders if he has competition here. 

Right. Better make this good then. He clears his throat. 

“It’s like, everything just makes sense for a little bit, you know? I look at you and it’s not that smiling is rare for you, at least not anymore, but it’s still pretty thrilling to see it and when you do I’m like, that’s some quality shit right there but then I get confused because it’s like, do I wanna punch it? Kiss it? Pet it? Who knows. Usually it depends on what you’re wearing.” 

Derek blinks and Stiles groans because, yeah, he just said that out loud. In real time. To Mr McGrumpy himself. Who is currently not reacting.

Great.

“Uh, I mean,” he attempts to correct himself but it’s too late. Derek is already slowly pulling him in and pressing his lips to his in what is the single most innocent, chaste kiss of Stiles’ life - because, you know, duckling and head movements - but somehow, it still manages to be perfect. 

“Nice,” Stiles whispers, after, waggling his eyebrows.

Derek snorts and kisses him again.

~

“Turn it off,” Derek whines, nuzzling further into Stiles’ neck. “This is why I leave my phone in the kitchen. Like we discussed.

Stiles tries to swat him, ends up kissing his temple. Sue him, he’s tired. “Says the person who can afford to leave their phone in the kitchen. We don’t all have supernatural hearing, asshole.”

Derek whines again. “You also have the worst taste in ringtones.”

Stiles gasps, suddenly sitting up. Well, he tries to. When your boyfriend is made of muscle and is half lying on top of you, it makes moving a lot more difficult. Not that Stiles is really complaining. Much. “I’ll have you know Bushes of Love is a Star Wars parody classic.”    

Derek rolls his eyes, Stiles can feel it, says, “just answer it, sweetums.” 

“Ugh,” Stiles grimaces, “I already told you I’m sorry for the pet-name thing. It was an accident!”

“Calling me your ‘slutty buddy’ in front of your dad was meant as a pet name?”

“It sounded better in my head!”  

Derek groans and wraps an “exasperated” arm around Stiles’ waist. Oh. So. Exasperated. Stiles grins. “Answer. Your. Phone.” 

Stiles finds his phone on the fifth try.

He has fifteen missed calls, all from Erica. Texts too. Every single one is a link to some article online, followed by a string of heart and eggplant emojis.   

Young Love and the Ugly Duckling’,” Stiles reads, clicking on the link. “Uhhh, Derek?” He prods him. 

What.” 

There’s a picture of us in the online Beacon Gazette,” looking into each other’s eyes, like a pair of love sick fools, Stiles wants to add because, wow, is he really that obvious when he looks at Derek? To be fair though, Derek isn’t much better and he is the one with an angry bird on his head.

He prods Derek again and again until he finally gives in, makes him look at the phone. 

“Huh,” he says, blinking at it. “Fred looks pretty pissed that I’m kissing you.” His face breaks out in a smug grin and Stiles rolls his eyes. Hard. 

“You are aware Fred is a duckling, right?” 

“Yes.” Derek grins harder, showing all his teeth, although his cheeks do colour slightly when he catches Stiles’ eye. 

Stiles sighs, totally not fond. “They couldn’t have come up with a better title, though?” he asks, brandishing his phone. “The Ugly Ducking, really?” 

Yeah,” Derek says, frowning. “I mean, I wouldn’t go as far as to call you ugly.” He laughs and Stiles smacks him across the chest with a loud, “hey!”

They both turn back to look at the picture. 

“We look so stupid,” Stiles whispers, shaking his head and biting his thumb. We fit, he thinks. We look like we fit. 

Leaning in, Derek smiles at him. “We do,” he agrees, burying his face back into the warmth of Stiles’ neck, muttering something about home and content and stupid Star Wars parodies.

Stiles snaps a selfie, captions it goals, and sends it to Erica. 

STRAP IN, YOU GUYS, BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING FOR SOME POST-THOR: RAGNAROK FIC AND YOU BETTER BELIEVE I’M GONNA SCREAM SOME MORE WHEN I FIND IT, BECAUSE THERE’S SOME AMAZING STUFF HERE ALREADY.

THOR: RAGNAROK FIC RECS:
home through shadows journeying by Etharei, thor/loki, NSFW, ragnarok spoilers, 3.5k
   Life on the ship is a lot like being in limbo.
I Want To Be More by ValkyrieShepard, thor/loki, ragnarok spoilers, 4.4k
   When Loki comes to visit Thor after everything’s been done, a hug leads to something more intimate.
From The Ashes by IAmJustAlways (ThirtySeven), thor/loki & valkyrie & cast, ragnarok spoilers, 4.9k wip
   His people could now fit into a single hall in a space ship, and so many of them were children. Too many young faces would grow up without Asgard even as a memory. Of Asgard’s great, famed warriors there was only he and the Valkyrie left. How many healers with Asgard’s secrets resided in this hall, broken? How many of the mighty sorcerers? He had never cared much for books and things metaphorical, but in that moment Thor was ready to weep for all the knowledge lost in Asgard’s great Library.
gage by spookykingdomstarlight, thor/loki, ragnarok spoilers, 3.8k
   “I don’t recognize the stars here,” Thor said after a pause so long Loki had thought he wouldn’t answer, would ignore him entirely. His voice seemed caught between rocks, spit out through sharp-edged pebbles that could only do what their nature told them to do.
followed you down by homovikings, thor/loki & asgardians, ragnarok spoilers, 1.3k
   It’s Asgard but it isn’t.
Keep hoping, Keep fighting by will_thewisp, thor/loki, ragnarok spoilers, 1.7k
   Because that’s what heroes do. Thor gives Loki that hug. Post-Ragnarok (so, SPOILERS).
put out the flames by finalizer, thor/loki & avengers, ragnarok spoilers, 7.2k
   Thor has his doubts, but he takes Loki back to Earth. Somehow, it gets easier from there.
Here and now by Chelidona (Hobbity), NSFW, thor/loki, ragnarok spoilers, 1.9k
   Thor: Ragnarok spoilers! A missing scene for which I am sure there are already 100 fanfictions I will soon look for at the end of the movie, a scene that just begged to be expanded.
two by homovikings, thor/loki, ragnarok spoilers, ~1k
   They move as one.
better stop and rebuild all your ruins by ohliamylia, thor & loki, ragnarok spoilers, 1.3k
   Thor and Loki regroup. Immediate post-movie tag.
might as well be strangers (but oh, i don’t want to) by EllaYuki, thor/loki, ragnarok spoilers, ~1k
   as they make their way to commandeer a ship out of sakaar, loki and thor have a conversation in an elevator. (loki’s point of view during the elevator scene.)
Bookie’s post-hug fic by thebookhunter, thor/loki, NSFW, ragnarok spoilers, 2.9k
   Thor has no intention to stop hugging. Fine by Loki. Like, really, *really* fine.

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Hey just, a general PSA from your local TA here

Please, please do not submit fabricated work to your professor.

I just graded a guy’s homework submission, a guy whose code would clearly crash, and yet his graphs came out perfect. I tried it myself. His code crashed. His graphs were copied from elsewhere.

And sometimes you’ll get away with it. Sometimes your TA wont notice. Sometimes your TA will turn a blind eye. I’ve been lenient to a fault in certain cases. But sometimes, your TA is working under a prof who takes the honor code damn seriously. Sometimes your TA can’t put their neck on the line to pretend they didn’t see what you did.

This kid, if he had submitted a blank graph with a note “Graph did not plot. Unsure how to debug code.” he’d have lost 15 points, maximum, as this is a 15 point problem. If he pulled this same stunt on the other parts of the problem set, then maybe he’d just be looking at one flunky homework grade, instead of a possible honor code write up.

Please, ask your professor for extensions. Look up the late penalty. Submit half-completed work if you have to. All of that is better than getting caught on an honor code violation. I’ve heard stories of “oh So and So got suspended a year for cheating” but this is the first time I’ve had to pull the trigger myself and I feel pretty fucked up about it.

Seriously, it’s not worth the consequence of getting caught.

BTS Reaction to their s/o getting insulted on TV.

Request: Can you do a reaction to when they(bts) is mc with another idol and that idol insults their s/o on live tv?

A/N: So its here, i kept it simple and went straight to the insult. I know it’s savage and this attitude shouldn’t be allowed on tv and bla bla, but i think bts would do anything for the person they love so ENJOY IT


SEOKJIN

“So you’re dating the ugly y/n? You don’t deserve that”

“You’re damn right, no one deserves a queen like her. Truth be told, you don’t even deserve to pronunce her name”

YOONGI
“You should have gone for someone prettier, maybe an idol”
“Not all idols are pretty, i mean, look at you”

HOSEOK

“You’re a dancer, a good one, have you ever thought about taking y/n to dance with you? Maybe her figure could improve”

“And you? Have you ever thought about joining me? Maybe you improve your dancing skills, even tho i don’t know if I can consider what you do dancing.”

NAMJOON
“No offence, you can do whatever you want with your life but why y/n? Get yourself a skinny girl, you can do better”
“One, two, three-”
“What? Are you counting all the times she tried to diet and failed?”
“No, im counting how many seconds you have left before i punch you”

JIMIN

“Heard you got yourself a girlfriend, where did you find her? In the trash?”

“Just because you come from there doesn’t mean everyone else does”

TAEHYUNG

“Heard you’re datting y/n, are you looking for something better? I mean you deserve better, her voice is so annoying and she’s ugly”

“Yeah I am looking for someone better”

“Oh really?”

“Yeah im looking for someone better to mc with because i don’t like sharing my air with shit, i didn’t even know shits could talk until you opened your mouth”

JEONGGUK

“How did you find a girl so big? Why do you even like her?”
“Aw man, don’t worry. Size s not that important. Don’t feel bad for being small, I’m sure some people find pleasure in that too” (ex. refering to his dick just in case)

after a while i just learned: hoping doesn’t solve it, two girls won’t get together in a show like this. it didn’t matter if they had chemistry or it would have made for a better plot or it would have been better writing. the one character i knew who was gay had a dead girlfriend and she was on late-night television. 

oh sure i grew up in a different time. i’m sure there are people who can roll out the list of the same five lesbians and parade them like a promise. didn’t these please you, you greedy sourpuss? sure, half of them are stereotypes and the other half are dead. but they existed, and shouldn’t that be enough, in the end?

the other day i was watching that movie again. my brother looked over my shoulder. “don’t you always say you hate this?” he asked. i made the sound for “yes” and kept watching. in the end i’m forced to like it because it’s one of few. a speck of a speck of a handful. but it’s a mirror, right?

the only problem is i only had grains of sand to hold up and reflect in. when i tried to put them together all i saw in them was a monster. 

Good choice

Did someone say it was fanfic writer appreciation day?

Today I ran after the ice cream truck and then wrote this fic.


I am no longer surprised when Simon bursts into his own apartment like it’s the end of the world, the event is simply too regular an occurrence.  He is no longer surprised to find me lounging on the sofa like I own the place, even though I don’t technically live here.  Bunce is a very difficult person to shock (I suspect her multiple siblings have something to do with it), but I will admit I’m impressed at how she doesn’t even blink when Simon makes his entrance.  And I thought I had my reactions under control.

           Today, specifically, he stays in the door after it flies open, panting slightly like he’s been sprinting and meeting my eye with a conflicted expression.

           “I’ve always wanted to buy ice cream from an ice cream truck,” he gasps at me like I’m supposed to have any idea what he’s talking about.

           “That’s nice, Snow,” I say slowly, raising an eyebrow.

           “There’s one outside,” he continues, “is today the day?”

           I roll my eyes.  “I’m not here to make your life decisions for you.”

           “Then what are you here for?”

           “A question I repeatedly ask myself.”

           He looks around frantically.  “Where’s Penny?”

           I shrug.  “Why?”

           “She’s my impulse control.”

           “Oh, for heaven’s sake, Snow, grow a backbone.”

           He fumbles around in his pocket before producing a handful of cash.  “I’ve got enough.”

           “Go,” I sigh, shaking my head, “live your dream.”

           He’s gone in a flash, slamming the door unnecessarily hard behind him and I can hear his footsteps all the way out of the building. Now that he’s gone, I allow myself the smile I’ve been holding back.  The boy can’t do anything calmly.  I guess that’s why we fit so well, we even each other out.

           When he returns he’s panting even harder than before (“Bloody truck had moved on, I had to run to catch up with it”) and he’s holding two ice cream sandwiches, one in each hand.

           “Happy Christmas,” he says, dropping one in my lap and tearing the wrapper off of his as he flops down on the sofa next to me.

           “It’s August.”

           “I know,” he scowls, biting into his ice cream and wincing at the cold.

           “Serves you right,” I chide.

           “Tosser.”

           “Twat.”

           “That was the best decision I’ve ever made.”

           “Life-changing, I see,” I droll as I unwrap my own sandwich. It’s going to drip all over the sofa as it melts.

           Simon licks at his ice cream in silence for a moment, and when I glance over he’s gazing at the coffee table pensively.  “Crowley, Snow,” I mutter, “is it so good you’re having a revelation?”

           He shakes his head slightly and looks back at me. “I take it back,” he says, “I’ve made better decisions.”

           “What’s changed in the last minute?” I smirk.

           “Nothing,” he shrugs.  “The ice cream’s just as good.  You’re just better.”

           I pause mid-nibble.  “Thanks?”

           “You’re the best decision I’ve ever made, alright?” He’s blushing like he’s saying something completely new, like we aren’t already dating, like we aren’t disgustingly fluffy more than I’d like to admit.  

           I lean in for a quick peck on his mouth, and he tastes unnaturally sweet like the ice cream.  “Didn’t I choose you?”

           “We chose each other.”

           “Shut up, Snow, you’ll make me cry.”

           He kisses me back slower.  “You were a good choice.”

Thor Ragnarok

*SPOILER ALERT*

-read at your own risk-

i just watched thor ragnarok yesterday and it is the BEST THING IVE SEEN ha i watched it on HELAween…

  • EVEN THE OPENING SCENE WAS HILARIOUS
  • “Thor, son of Odin” “Surtur, son of.. a bitch”
  • ‘you had one job’
  • MATT DAMON WYD???? and is that the oldest hemsworth playing the thor parody?
  • “Sif get help!” “heLPPPPPPP”
  • speaking of, WHERE IS MY LADY SIF?!??!!?
  • “hello father.” “oh shit.”
  • stephen strange yessss
  • “I have been falling for 30minutes”
  • thor wrecking stephen’s sanctum lmao (also, stephen’s becoming a better sorcerer)
  • AW ODIN :))):
  • hela is one bamf
  • most of this movie consists of catwalks..
  • valkyrie MY LOVEEE why are you drunk
  • all the conversation between Thor and Hulk is too funny and too much write
  • KORG AND MIEK (sounds like a reference for mork and mindy)
  • new Doug
  • all the improv i can’t
  • *hulk shows up* loki: i have to get off this planet
  • hulk and thor fighting
  • THOR TRYNA CALM DOWN HULK LIKE NATASHA
  • hulk flinging thor around exactly like he did with Loki
  • “YES! THAT’S WHAT IT FELT LIKE”
  • Hulk and valkyrie friendship aw
  • THAT GREEN BUTT OML
  • thor throwing a ball to a window only to have it bounce back to his head what a dork
  • Banner’s back!! he’s been Hulk fot TWO YEARS??
  • so it’s now sort of a jekyll and hyde thing? where there’s two person and personality in a body?
  • Hulk the strongest avenger
  • THOR AND LOKI BEING ACTUAL BROTHERS <3333
  • Loki trying to help and Thor constantly throwing things at him to make sure he was real
  • i lowkey ship loki and valkyrie….
  • the revengers
  • “let’s do ‘get help’” *thor throws loki across the room*
  • not enough Hela tbh. she was the coolest villain of the mcu..
  • ..BUT HOW COULD YOU KILL THE WARRIORS THREE?!?
  • bruce jumping off the ship
  • the twist of thor actually being the one causing Ragnarok :O
  • NOT ENOUGH HELA :((
  • no more mew-mew bc thor is not the god of hammers but the LORD OF THUNDER
  • “i would hug you if you were here” “i’m here” I CRY ASHJKGLSHDJ
  • “Oh Miek’s dead. I accidentally stepped on him.”
  • the final scene was very Star Trek
  • and finally, WHO’S SPACESHIP WAS THAT?! THANOS?!?!

Originally posted by willow-s-linda