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You’re Like Captain Hook

CS Modern AU. A while ago, I saw the prompt “your voice sounds just like my phone sex operator’s voice” and simply couldn’t ignore it.

for @sailorkillian as a little pick-me-up

5.1k words. Rated M for My Man, this is a phone sex AU what do you expect? ~ also on ao3

Emma wouldn’t say that she’s lonely. She’s actually the least lonely she’s ever been. She has close friends and even co-workers that she likes. She prefers being single—too many past hurts and the distinct lack of need for a significant other, especially one of the male variety, keeping her content.

But she has been a little… hard up, lately.

It’s not difficult for her to convince someone to take her to bed. It’s pretty damn easy actually; all it takes is something short and a come-hither smile. What is hard is finding someone that doesn’t repulse her and, even harder, finding the desire to go out in search of someone.

She’s been working hard lately—bills don’t pay themselves and all that. What started off as a desperate need to keep herself afloat became a steady job. So, while she’s stable enough to not need to work herself to death, she still feels the need to prove herself worthy and maintain her position. And the harder she works, the more responsibility her boss gives her, leading to her total exhaustion. The only free time she has she tends to spend watching Netflix or going out for the occasional drink with friends, not looking for someone to hook up with.

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fun story time I just got an english assigment of adapting a short story into comic form and the teacher said since the story had 8 parts we have to do a minimum of 8 panels of comics (1 panel per part). she had printed out a buncha pages with about 4-8 blank panels per page for us to choose from, so the idea was that each of us got at least one page like that to work on

since I finished my reading comprehension sheet before the rest of the class she let me choose the panel sheets from the stack. she said the instructions in french so I caught like ¾ of what she told me. so while my classmates were finishing their reading sheet I decided to take a literal dozen of those pages to serve my purpose

and thats the story of how a dumb ass student left the rest of the class with barely enough papers for their homework

London’s Calling

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Chapter Seven: Lonely

Word Count: 2640

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Riley Matthews may be considered a chump to many but she’s clever when it comes to hiding her feelings from her loved ones. In the months that have passed since Riley’s first day of school she has been living two lives. One, the version of reality she shares with her parents each evening when she returns from school, similar stories told to her friends back in New York and two, the truth. 

Riley’s first day of school; the story told to her parents.

Nerve wracking of course, new school, new people but overall she’s positive about it. The people are nice and welcoming, her teachers are helpful and the whole experience was one she rambled on and on about. The brunette spins a similar story to Lucas when he calls her that evening. 

Riley wasn’t exactly sure why she lied to them. Part of her felt embarrassed about the truth. Without seeming conceded, Riley partially thought that she’d be big news at the school, being a new student and American but things didn’t exactly go as she imagined. 

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From what I’ve seen from their sequence at the end of episode 12, I’d say what Yuuri and Victor are doing is more akin to a sport known as “Ice Dancing” rather than “Pairs Skating.” They might sound similar but they’re actually almost completely different.

Pairs Skating is just as it sounds; figure skating but in pairs. As such, the focus is on spirals, high-flying jumps, throws, and simple footwork. Also similar to singles, pairs skating has two components: short and free. Both short and free have a set list of requirements but everyone generally skates a different routine from the other teams.

On the other hand, throws and jumps are not done in Ice Dancing. Similarly, Yuuri and Victor don’t perform a single throw or jump in their entire routine. Another main difference is that lifts where one person levels the other above their head are allowed in Pairs Skating but not in Ice Dancing.

Of course, in exchange for the absence of a lot of elements that you usually see in Pairs Skating, Ice Dancing has bigger restrictions like that all spins must be done in-sync and that the pair can never be more than two arm-lengths apart, something that Victor and Yuuri do very well in their routine. In fact, performance marks are generally higher the closer you stay to your partner (which increases the risk of messing up due to interference).

The footwork is also expected to be much more advanced and inspired by ballroom dancing. This is harder than it sounds as that means that you have to maintain the same momentum, line of direction, position, and acceleration as your partner all while staying about a meter away from them. As such, the score is much more dependent on precision of step sequence and staying in-synch rather than technical difficulty. In other words, Yuuri would most likely excel scarily well in it.

The best way to describe it is to see it yourself. Thankfully, I’ve been a huge fangirl of the World Record Holders for the highest free and compulsory Ice Dance programs since before even watching YOI. And they skated something similar to Yuuri’s Eros during the 2010 Olympics.

And just to emphasize how differently the two sports are, the way they’re judged is completely different from singles or pairs. Instead of only having two components (the short and the free), in Ice Dancing, they have three components (the compulsory, the original, and the free). In the compulsory program, the competition provides a fixed routine and everyone skates that same exact routine and are all scored based on how well they perform it. The relationship between the Original and Free Skates are much more familiar to what the Short and Free Skates are for pairs and singles. It was only recently that the ISU changed it into a Short and a Free by enforcing the rules of the Compulsory to some aspects of the Short.

I just wanted to put it out there that there are many types of competitive sports in skating. Plus, Ice Dancing is less taxing on older skaters so it’s common to see ice dancers stay competitive well into their thirties. I like it being a possibility for Yuuri and Victor to do past their prime as singles or pairs figure skaters. Sadly, not a lot of people know about Ice Dancing.

He is such a poet. But that’s the way he writes in general. So I hear it and of course my heart swells up. And I also know that he writes things like that on a daily basis…What a guy. He is a real Wordsworth.
—  Emma’s reaction to Andrew saying working with her is like diving into a thrilling, twisting river
Chapter 7 - Yied to Melgen!

Arthur starts his quest of vengeance while Seliph receives several bonuses, a brave sword and a wife to make more crits, since his useless sister won’t give him any sibling crit bonus.

Oh and look, a doomed love story!

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colorado gothic
  • in your dreams you are riding a blue horse with eyes that flash a brilliant red.  when you wake, you can hear hooves behind you, hot breath on the back of your neck.  you are in the middle of the city. 
  • it is spring. it is summer. it is fall. it is winter. it has been one week. you leave the state and you have aged ten years.  
  • you are visiting a friend’s home, and he goes into an attic closet to find something.  there is a fluttering sound when the door opens, and then silence.  precisely an hour later, you go to find him.  he is standing alone, still and silent in the middle of the room, under the bare bulb.  he turns to look at you, and thousands of tiny brown moths pour from his mouth. 
  • the tumbleweeds are piled over your doors, your windows. you have not seen the sun in days.  you know they will not let you leave.
  • which way should you go? towards the mountains. always to the mountains.  you are lost, but the mountains still draw you forwards.
  • may comes. you cannot tell if what is falling from the sky is ash, or snow.  you cannot breathe either way. 
  • Casa Bonita is a maze, a labyrinth.  you will never get out.  every turn takes you back to the gift shop. “more sopapillas?” says the waitress. as you watch, her eyeballs fall out of her skull and into the water below. the crowd cheers lazily. 
  • you are certain your neighbor is a bear. he has eaten two of your cats already.  when you complain to the police, they fault you for leaving your garbage bins open.  the bear waves from the porch. 
  • you tear the plastic from a yogurt cup.  a thick liquid covers your eyes, your face.  your walls are dripping.  you are not sure what the liquid is, just that it is bitter and there is far more of it than could possibly be in that tiny cup. 
  • you are too scared to admit that you can’t tell the difference between one kind of craft beer and the other.  they are always listening.  
  • one mile.  one mile. one mile. one mile. one mile. one mile. one mile. one mile. one mile. one mile. one mile. one mile. one mile above sea level. one mile. 
  • one day on your way to work, roadwork cones directed you down a detour.  there were no construction workers to be seen, no signs.  you drove and drove and drove until the road turned to dirt.  the construction will be over soon.  the potholes have teeth. 
  • alfred packer understood some things about the mountains. you try to climb a fourteener with some friends and you understand some things, too. 
  • like icarus you are too near the sun.  your skin blackens and hisses.  your mother shakes her head.  "should have brought more sunscreen.“ 
  • you day-trip to Boulder. everyone wears the same hemp macrame necklace and pendant like they belong to some kind of secret society.  you try to buy a bag of organic granola, and everyone on the street opens their mouth and screeches static.  are you one of them now? or should you run and never look back? 
  • you have never skied in your life.  every time you open your closet, there are another pair of skis.

mY DARLING EEVEE THAT I SPENT FOREVER TRYING TO CATCH JUST EVOLVED INTO A SYLVEON I AM SO HAPPY I COULD CRY WHAT A PRECIOUS GORGEOUS BABE OH GOSH

PSA

This year is set for super high UV levels, high enough it’s being measured in UV-C (usually only A and B. C is one level above x-rays) even this early in the year. This is due to a thin ionosphere right now. Cover up as much as possible and do 👏 not👏 forget👏 sunscreen.

elliedumbdoodles  asked:

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- my nickname Mars was taken from part of a nickname my closest friend gave me as a joke
- once i slapped a kid and knocked his loose tooth out on accident
- i’ve only owned cats my whole life, i’ve never had any other pet besides a cat
- my friend once took me and my other friend to a comic con for her birthday and I accidentally scared someone at chick fil a afterwards in my eyeless jack cosplay
- once i ate a leaf on a dare
- i signed up for an acting class in fourth grade but went to one a level above what I signed up for, only finding out after we had finished the class

Request: Figure From The Past

Request: Could you write an Angel!reader x sam and maybe they’re on a hunt and Castiel comes and knows the reader? That would make me so happy thank you!

Word Count: 681

Here it is, I hope you like it! Thanks!<3

Back straight, shoulders back. You’re almost entirely sure that the man stood before you is the one you’re looking for. Usually, you can tell with these people, but the witch in question has cast a spell over the town that’s ‘made your mojo go wonky’, as Dean so eloquently put it. You can hardly tell who’s who around here, and it’s as if their souls – which you usually see with such clarity – have been obscured by a greying mist, and your grace seems to be significantly weakened here, so you’ve had to get through this the old fashioned way.

“Well,” You say firmly, “I’m sure we’ll find the culprit. Thank you for your time.”

You finish with a sarcastic smile, before turning away and striding back to Sam, who matches your pace as you leave the building.

This man, if you’re to be correct, has killed no less than eighteen people over the last month. All blood sacrifices to whatever demon he’s serving.

Despicable.

“It’s definitely him.” You whisper, “Definitely.”

“How do you know?”

“He has this marking. Upper left arm.” You say under your breath, “I don’t know what it is, but I do know that it’s ancient.”

“Ancient marking. Got it. Could you recreate it?”

“Easily.”

“Good. Let’s get back to the motel and see what it means.” He smiles, and once you’re out of view, he wraps an arm around your waist, “Get this case over with so we can get out of here. I know you have having your grace muffled.”

“It’s fine.” You assure him – or, yourself. Sure, you can fight – you’re a soldier, after all – but hell, not having that seemingly infinite power at your disposal does little to help out.

“Whatever.” He raises an eyebrow and you laugh, letting go of him so you can get into the car.

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“Dean? You still here?” Sam asks as he pushes the door open. Dean looks over from his conversation with another guy – you don’t recognise him, as such. It’s only when you sneak a peek at his soul that you find something else entirely. Pure grace shines through the haze and he must see the same in you, as his eyes widen.

“Y/N?” He whispers, almost entirely disbelieving, “You – you were-”

“Dead?” You offer, and he nods. You shrug, “So were you.”

“That’s what they told you?”

“I was told that you had encouraged a rebellion and had subsequently been eliminated.” You speak softly – you hadn’t wanted to believe that he was gone, but he had to be, right? But, now, he stands before you, seemingly unharmed.

“I heard through the grapevine that you’d been killed in a mission.”

“I had to fake it. The war…” You shudder at the memories, “It was brutal on us all, Castiel. I ran.”

“I don’t blame you.” He says quietly, moving closer to you, “It’s not our home when we’re not safe anymore.”

He suddenly embraces you, hugging you tight.

You’d known each other fairly well in heaven. He’d been just one level above you in command and so you’d spent time organising and planning together. You’d gotten on well, with minds working in the same way. When he’d gone – after apparently inciting a rebellion, no less, you’d been floored. Castiel was so logical, so knowledgable about the world and the people and things in it… you couldn’t help but wonder if there was a reason he’d rebelled.

“Uh… guys?” Sam asks after a moment. You pull away from Cas, shooting a smile at your boyfriend.

“What’s up?”

“Care to explain?” He asks, evidently somewhat confused about what you’re doing with the other angel. You laugh.

“We knew each other in heaven.” You explain, “I haven’t seen him in a long time.”

“Well, we can catch up later.” Dean says, “As in, once we’ve finished this job. Y/N, what did you get from our friend over there?” He asks, and the four of you get down to work to solve the case.

I was looking today at Killian encouraging Henry:

I also saw him a couple of weeks ago being 100% proud of him:

And a long long time ago I saw that:

And many other gestures along the show and I just have to say something here.

I’m not criticizing anyone, and I love Robin a lot, and I love David a lot, but lets face the truth, while Robin and David have sons (and daughter) of their own, which they are being 100% dads to, Killian has only Henry to show such a love.

I really think it makes him a more father figure to Henry than anyone and it what makes their bond so special and strong.

It’s just like with Emma, there is no other person for him and Henry is not only her son, but also the son of a person he loved a lot. 

So IDK, with all the family surrounding Henry through the show, I really feel like Killian is in one level above the rest (except for Emma and Regina that is).    

Mashima, have mercy

My baby is dead. But my OTP is canon. And my face is confused from smiling gleefully one second to being a sobbing mess in another. 

I’m squealing like an idiot that Mashima actually went above and beyond what I had hoped for in Chapter 499. Not only does Juvia sacrifice herself, but Gray was completely on the same wavelength as her and thought about ending his own life as well. She is so important to him that he would rather kill himself than live for his friends. He would rather kill himself than to fulfill the promise he made to Silver in destroying E.N.D. (cuz he ain’t gonna destroy anybody with a sword wedged in his torso) That puts Juvia one level above everything else Gray holds dear, and I LOVE that. And then, Juvia being Juvia saves him by performing blood transfusion magic. So now, Gray has to live with the aftermath of holding the corpse of his girl, screaming at her that he’s really serious about her this time, so she needs to wake up to hear it. Except that she doesn’t. Fuck.

But the sadist in me is fangirling anyway because Gray finally gets to mourn over Juvia and regret all that time he could’ve spent with her in the past. So far, only Juvia’s feelings for Gray have been transparent, so watching him cry and go apeshit crazy over her is a breath of fresh air! I think more than any other character, Gray needs to learn this lesson himself: you can close your heart to people due to your fear of losing them, but in the end you’ll lose them to death anyway, so it’s better to enjoy the present moment you have together when you’re both alive. 

Despite the dark turn, I know in my heart that my precious child will come back. I don’t care when, I don’t care how, but it better happen. At this point, Mashima can have a fucking unicorn from Edolas sprinkle magic rainbow dust on Juvia to revive her and I would. not. care. Just give me back my favourite blue haired princess. 

With that said, I hope all my lovely gruvia shippers won’t threaten Mashima for killing off Juvia. Please. These are just the spoilers, we don’t know what’s going to unfold in the next few chapters or until the end of Alvarez arc. Before we can all be 100% sure that Juvia will permanently remain dead, please don’t pressure him or insult him on his Twitter by saying that you’ll stop reading Fairy Tail. He already made Gruvia canon, and gave our OTP a beautiful, angsty development enough to cause heartburn. For all we know, he is planning to bring Juvia back much later in order to give us that highly anticipated kiss plus a sweaty sex scene. So please be patient and enjoy the story! :)