ontinetine  asked:

RDJ just posted a pic on Facebook of him, Evans, and Ruffalo making weird faces. Caption: "Never pass up the opportunity for a silly face. NEVER." I thought of you.

“I like how we were told to make faces and you completely failed to make a face.”

“I panicked!”

You’re an actor, making faces is what you do.”

“I’m smiling! That’s what they usually make me do!”

“Oh my god, we’re going to have to put you back in Remedial Advising. I’ll call Mark.”

“I was so close to my diploma…”

[RDJ Advises Chris Evans on his Life Choices]

ontinetine  asked:

Dear TumblrDad, I have been reading your stuff since I was in elementary school (yikes yikes yikes my parents were irresponsible and let me run free on the Internet). Now I'm in college and an adult (also yikes). Anyway, I was wondering if you had any advice for how to keep myself as chill as possible during finals week? I have this tendency to make dying whale noises and/or shut down.

Hey, don’t underestimate dying whale noises. Dying whale noises are very cathartic. :D 

Honestly? Remember that in five years, what you got on a final exam won’t matter, even if you failed it. 

Get lots of rest, drink lots of water, eat regularly, and study; when you’re tired of studying, do something else for ten or twenty minutes. If you feel stressed, stop and ask yourself, HALT? Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired? (A and L are hardest to fix, but at least you’ll know why you’re stressing out.) 

Most of the time there’s nothing you can do about a final exam until you’re in it. It’s hard to teach yourself to accept that and not freak out before and after, and if you have anxiety or depression that can complicate matters, but as much as you can, remind yourself that you’re doing what you can until the event, and afterwards it’ll be over.

Good luck – you’ve got a while before finals yet, by my calculations, so why not study a bit now? :D

Okay, it might because it’s fucking late and I have had enough caffeine to last for a lifetime in the last 24 hours but you guys are great and I am eternally glad I met you and I love you a lot and I am not sure if I tell you that often enough.
So here, have my love and gratitude and adoration.

ontinetine replied to your post: I currently tutor a kindergartener (helping him learn to read mostly) and I am just floored at how much he has already absorbed arbitrary gender roles

The young kids at my daycare have very ingrained gender roles. However, the 9-11 year olds don’t. In a convo about the Avengers the other day: three year old girl said, “That’s a boy movie!” Ten year old boy said, “No, it’s a GOOD movie!”

Man, I want to meet the adult in that boy’s life who taught him that, because they are doing something right. 


Alright. So, if Kristin does this for me, I guess it means that I owe her one too.

Anyway, meme as follows.

  • Your name and username. 
  • Where you’re from. 
  • Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope, GPOY. 
  • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
  • What is a bubbly carbonated drink called? 
  • What’s the bug, that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
  • What do you say to address a group of friends?
  • What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
  • Be a wizard or a vampire?
  • How old are you?
  • Is it cold where you are?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • What color are your eyes?
  • Do you have freckles? 
  • When is your birthday?
  • What was the last thing you drank?
  • Would you rather: Have a million dollars or a million friends? Eat a taco or a quesadilla? Be a shark or an elephant? 
  • Do you speak a second language? Say something in it. 
  • What do you call gym shoes? 
  • What do you call your grandparents? 
  • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? 
  • What is the thing you change the TV channel with? 
  • Choose a book and read a passage from it.
  • Do you know anyone on Tumblr in real life?
  • End audio post by saying any THREE words you want.


i was tagged by the totally awesome takingbackbrandon but it’s taken me an eternity to do this bc i’m an awful procrastinator 9 times out of ten so here we go! 

name: abby 
nicknames: abs, abigator 
birthday: the end of june
gender: female 
sexual orientation: straight
height: about 5'8" or 5'9" depending on the shoes? 
favourite colour: blue or green, probably 
time and date at current moment: dec 21, 10:31 pm 
average hours of sleep: hahahaha, let’s not talk about the last week and the whole no sleeping thing normally it’s about six or seven? on a good night? 
last thing I googled: brown recluse spider (i was freaking out and being paranoid about a gigantic brown spider that was chilling in my car) 
first thing that comes to mind: i’m about to finish my binge-watch of The 100 and i’m really sad bc lincoln, man
one place that makes me happy: swimming pools always make me happy–the smell of chlorine is magical. coffee shops are also wonderful, as well. 
how many blankets i sleep under: i always have a comforter, but usually another warmer blanket in the winter (like right now it’s the tardis blanket i got from supercana91 because dude it’s so warm)
favourite fictional character: it’s a hard call, but derek hale or blaine anderson. also bellamy blake as of this week.
animation: ughhhh, so many of them. danny phantom was my forever love as a kid, but any interpretation of dick grayson is guaranteed to be flawless. 
tvshow: again, this is more difficult than it should be– i love a lot of shows. right now, though, it would probably be in the flesh, arrow, and the 100
favourite beverage: is it boring if i say water? or unsweet tea, probably.
favourite food: pasta. of any kind. 
last movie I saw in cinemas: mockingjay, i think. 
dream holiday: going back to england. or actually getting to new york. i have all these vacations planned up soon, though (like new mexico and maybe Iceland??)
dream wedding: i’m honestly not super concerned with weddings? i’d rather put money on something practical and long term, tbh. 
dream job: editor/publisher for one of the larger publishing houses. alternatively, working with a non-profit or paper would be swell. 

hmmm, and now tagging people has to happen? um, go for it, guys: livingxdeadxpandaontinetinesupercana91jenn-mousetriplecelticspiralave-aria, and anyone who feels up to it. <3 

ontinetine  asked:

Humans of New York posted a picture of a little girl with blonde curls who's wearing a rainbow outfit. May or may not actually be for Pride, but as soon as I saw the picture, I thought Dot.

As well you should, given Dot’s terrifying rainbow nightmare outfit in The Pride Goeth. (Okay, the outfit is not that bad. And yes, I am pimping HAP’s MPU story because it is one of my favorite things.) I love how frequently people let me know about blonde children. Because I too have a “must be Dot!” reaction to certain blonde kids. Not all of them, just some. 

Let us hope Steve and Bucky make it very clear that outfits in which you look like you are throwing up rainbows, those are saved for special occasions. Like Pride and noothertimeevertheend. Because not even Steve would send his child to school like that. 

(Tony will encourage Dot’s more painful sartorial choices whenever possible, because it makes Bucky’s eyes cross, and that is worth it to him.)