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anonymous asked:

“You’re amazing, did you know that?” djwifi

Today’s drabble is dedicated to my lovely sweets, @awesomefreckledjesus, to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope your day is beyond wonderful and full of only the best things! <3


“You’re amazing,” Alya smiled, pressing the tip of her finger lightly against Nino’s nose. “Did you know that?”

Nino’s cheeks darkened. “Stop.”

“Amazing and handsome and smart.” She bopped the end of his nose gently with every word. “I’m pretty much the luckiest girl in all of Paris, probably the world even.”

He chuckled, pulling her closer and hiding his face against her hair. “I don’t like this game,” he murmured. 

“What game?”

“The one where you try to turn me into a blushing mess.” He pulled back and squeezed his eyes shut. “My face is so warm right now.”

“I bet I can make it warmer.”

“Alya,” he groaned but something in his tone let her know he would continue to listen. Nino had never been comfortable being complimented and Alya hoped to change that. He deserved so much praise. 

She leaned over and kissed his cheek. “You amaze me everyday,” she said. “You work so hard at the things you love. You’re kind and sweet and you deserve only the best things.”

He swallowed thickly and watched her from behind his glasses. 

“You’re my favorite person, Nino Lahiffe, and you’re just going to have to come to terms with that.”

“Of all the things you said, I think that’s the best one to be,” he finally replied, voice soft as he tucked her hair behind her ear.

“What?”

“Yours.”

Alya felt her own cheeks warm as a blush painted her skin and she shook her head. “You’re also very smooth.”


Prompt List

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thevikingwoman  asked:

For DWC, welcome! 52. “Who did this to you?”

I had a couple ideas but settled on doing this as a friend-ship between Cassandra and Solas. This would be immediately after Crestwood (which, like, man I told myself I was going to just write something happy for my first night of DWC - oops).

@dadrunkwriting

“Who did this to you?”

Cassandra felt a swell of rage bubble up from her chest as she asked, and realized all too late that her words had come out as a threatening growl rather than whatever comforting note she’d had in mind.

Solas blinked a few times and stared up at her from where he had been bent over his books and notes. She squinted at him and saw a redness in his face she wasn’t used to and a glassiness to his eyes that didn’t look quite right. And that parchment he was looking at - large, black dots of ink smeared the page in a way that he couldn’t possibly approve of.

“Who was it?” Cassandra asked again and - to her relief - in a relatively even and normal tone.

“Pardon me, Seeker?”

“Something is wrong,” she said. Solas sounded perfectly himself, but she’d known him long enough now to see that he was far better at hiding whatever he was feeling than she was. “I heard - well, I thought I heard -”

The next part was a bit delicate and delicacy was not her specialty. What she heard, and she was quite certain she had heard it, was someone crying. It wasn’t loud or particularly dramatic-sounding, but there were the tell-tale sniffles followed by an occasional low gasp for breath. She knew what crying sounded like, and she didn’t like when people felt the need to do it on her watch.

“Look, Solas, it’s simple. I just need to know what happened and who did it, and I will take care of it,” she said. “I will not have anyone in this fortress being intimidated because of who they are. Whatever I might have thought of you when we first met, you are under my protection now, and the protection of the Inquisition. I will suffer no one harassing you because you are a mage and an apostate.

“So, as I said, it is simple. Tell me who did this to you.”

Solas frowned at her and shook his head.

“While I appreciate the show of loyalty, Seeker, no one under your command has said anything of the kind to me. They have all been perfectly respectful and very helpful.”

“Then why were you crying?”

She really didn’t mean for it to sound like an accusation but, Maker, she was bad at this sort of thing. Where was that odd little demon when you needed him?

“Crying?” Solas scoffed, but she saw the way that doing so gave him time to lean back in his chair, his face turned away from her for a moment.

“Seeker, it is late.”

True enough, Cassandra thought.

“And I am tired.”

You look it.

“And I am reading a particularly verbose tome which has been written in especially miniscule Orlesian script. My eyes are not the eyes of a young man anymore. I suppose I should retire for the evening and stop torturing myself.”

Torturing yourself. There was something in the way he said it that made her think it was the truest part of what he had said, though she couldn’t put her finger on why.

“But you will tell me if - if you need anything from me,” she said, realizing that it somehow came out sounding like a command.

“If someone hurts me, Seeker, you shall be the first to hear of it.” Solas leaned back over his notes again, and she had the clear sense that she was being dismissed. She didn’t especially care for it, but she could respect it. She likely would have done the same thing in his position.

“If I am the cause of my own pain, however,” Solas muttered into the book beneath his nose, “I do hope you will trust me to sort that out on my own.”

Cassandra had no idea what he was referring to, but she could hear that he was frustrated with himself. And that she did understand.

“Very well, Solas,” she said with a nod that they could both understand was the end of it. “I will leave you to your work.”

“Thank you, Seeker.”

She heard the scratch of his pen upon the parchment as she left the rotunda.

Hello, I’m Lin and I use watercolor on paper not meant for watercolor.

Here’s a contemplating Jackieboy man.

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Hypothetical Handplates scenario in which Sans realizes he can teach himself Common.

(Ugh, tumblr is making them blurry for some reason so I guess full-view if you want the not-blurry version??)

Convoluted explanation incoming. Handplates is an Undertale fancomic by @zarla-s and if you like Papyrus and Sans, go read it, is good stuff. So I guess this is an AU fancomic of an AU fancomic? I dunno, the idea wouldn’t leave my brain until I did something with it. So. Zarla did a Christmas doodle where Gaster gave the boys a box of ginger cookies that had the word COOKIES on the side in big letters, and because my job gives me way too much time to think about random stuff, I realized something.

In Handplates, Gaster taught the bros to read and write Wingdings but deliberately did not teach them monster Common (ie: English) so they can’t read his nametag or anything. Thing is, Wingdings is a 1:1 substitution cipher for English. Every Wingdings symbol exactly equals an English letter; it’s not a different language, just a different set of pictures. As somebody who has taught herself a fair number of substitution ciphers, there are a few things you look for when you’re trying to translate a code and you don’t have a key in front of you. Most notably, single-letter words (in English they will usually be A or I) or double letters next to each other. Like the OO in “COOKIES”.

Sans is smart. Gaster has fed them junk food before and odds are good Sans knows how to spell “COOKIES”. The word is on the box in huge letters and Gaster just said it out loud, so it is fresh in Sans’ mind. That double-O is a huge tip-off. He would put it together that the word on the front of the box matches what’s inside. Once you figure out a few of the letters, it becomes steadily easier to decode the rest.

I feel like Gaster exposes the boys to enough Common (the nametag, food wrappers, computer monitors, the books Sans sits on) that Sans could pick it up with a proper starting point. Papyrus probably not, because he had a hard enough time with Wingdings, but Sans is eager for any opportunity to undermine Gaster and I’m sure he’d jump at the chance. In this comic he elects not to tell Papyrus, though. He doesn’t know Gaster has cameras in the cell (or even what a camera is) but he’s figured out that Gaster can spy on them somehow, and the last time Gaster caught them learning something he didn’t like, Papyrus got the ever-loving hell beat out of him. So Sans keeps quiet about it for now. And thus starts the long-standing tradition of keeping important secrets from his brother.

On the technical side, it took me a freakin’ week to sketch and outline this whole thing. Coloring and shading only took me like a day. In the meantime Zarla actually kinda addressed the cookie comic, but this was almost done by then so oh well. I’m finding my poses and proportions turn out a LOT better when I’m doodling skeletons, like what, drawing basic anatomy will make you better at anatomy, you don’t say?? A lot of this was a self-challenge to see if I could imitate Zarla’s art style, and I referenced previous Handplates comics a lot for the backgrounds and Sans’ face. Full disclosure: Gaster’s pose up there is basically copied from Zarla’s original comic because I was rushing through to get on to the actual meat of the story. He’s just here for setup. I had fun trying to figure out how to do his Lost Soul head though. Also, I hate Papyrus’ face from the front. Also also, it was tricky trying to convey “mentally translating an unknown alphabet into a known one” when pretty much everyone who sees this comic is already familiar with the “unknown” one and not the “known” one, but I think I pulled it off. 

TL;DR- I imitated somebody else’s style to do an AU of an AU; I am not Zarla; Zarla is the creator of Handplates and also Gaster’s pose in the first panel; I like ciphers too much and also I gave the cookies icing because that is the only kind of ginger cookie I know.

100 Dialogue Prompts: Part 2

We did it amigos. Another list! I am so grateful that you all are sharing your ideas to help inspire others (faith in humanity restored)

  1. “Where is my fucking pudding?!”
  2. “I thought we agreed to never use butter for that reason again…”
  3. “Well if it’s the guy who never shuts up about toilet paper!”
  4. “Honey, did you see my sniper rifle?”
  5. “Oops…”
  6. “God damn it he died. Whatever. Just leave him there.”
  7. “Listen, I know you’re upset, but please put down the baking soda before someone gets hurt.”
  8. “Look, about the monkey…”
  9. “I don’t understand! I only used a finger.”
  10. “It’s not as hard as you think, I promise.”
  11. “well this is what i call hell of a night”
  12. “How could an entire school disappear?”
  13. “What do you mean the brownies are "not quite brownies”?“
  14. "Yes, I understand that its cool, but why does your toaster have wings?” “Well its alive of course. It flies.”
  15. “Don’t turn that on!”
  16. “Wait…I’m also- technically- underage and you’re a stranger…should I be screaming also?”
  17. “I though you meant "literally” metaphorically. “
  18. "Ok so don’t get mad but I might have started a war.”
  19. “Good morning… I see the assassins failed again.”
  20. “You’re a murderer, how are you working at a hospital?”
  21. “That cat just stole my cereal!”
  22. “Did you see that? Please tell me you saw it.”
  23. “Hey, can you stop shooting people right now? We’re trying to sleep.”
  24. “THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS KEITH!”
  25. “If you think I’m leaving you and your demon eyes and evil horns you’re wrong.”
  26. “What do you mean, this isn’t Earth?”
  27. “Damn it, ____! Not peanuts again!”
  28. “Why did I just press the big red button?”
  29. “So tell me again why this dead body is being sent to Goodwill?”
  30. “Lucifer, I know that we said we would share rent but you never said anything about your brother living with us.”
  31. “God dammit, I’m supposed to be a bat! Why the hell am I a possum, Karen?!”
  32. “Sarah, where’s the dog?” “Up in space?”
  33. “You had only one job and it wasn’t even a difficult task, but seriously, how did you end up like this!?”
  34. “Well I never said I WASN’T going to kill the bartender …”
  35. “I mean, it was only a small eldritch being, so it wasn’t that bad…”
  36. “Hold me back bro!”
  37. “I think there’s a new lifeform evolving in my fridge.”
  38. “WHAT THE FUCK?!”
  39. “Can we have lunch now, or do you still want to continue looking at dead people?”
  40. “I can’t believe you ate my cheese…we’re over”
  41. “Sometimes I wonder why we’re still friends.” “Because I turned you into a cyborg after being shredded by an explosion and you owe me.” “…Fair enough.”
  42. “Well, I didn’t quite expect to wake up pregnant either and yet… here we are, so can you please pass me that can of bread?”
  43. “Ok, I know I said ‘You can throw a hairbrush at them’, but I didn’t actually mean it!”
  44. “When I told you to feed the dog I didn’t expect you to feed him the neighbors cat.”
  45. “Clearly, you’ve never gotten rid of a body before…”
  46. “This sort of thing never happened when I was dating your brother.”
  47. Sometimes, I wonder about you. And then I worry.“
  48. ” Wait, wait, wait, start from the very beginning. how did you manage to set the house on fire with that??“
  49. "For fucks sake, dude, how many times do I have to tell you that that’s not what penises are for?”
  50. “One woman’s terrorist is another woman’s freedom fighter.”
  51. “This isn’t right… the humans shouldn’t be able to move on their own.”
  52. “Why is unicorn blood on our shopping list?”
  53. “Must you unhinge your jaw like that when you eat? It’s disgusting.”
  54. “You’ve violated the law, my trust, and your friend. Tell me, why should I believe anything you say?”
  55. “No, no don’t open the fridge, I need to keep they eyeballs cold.”
  56. “did he break his jaw again by falling down a flight of stairs?” “Passive aggressive much?”
  57. “For the last time, put the declaration of independence back!”
  58. "That isn’t permanent, right?”
  59. “You know, ripping someone’s beating heart right out of their chest with your bare hand looks cool in anime, but irl it’s just unsanitary…”
  60. “She didn’t tell you” “Tell me what” “He’s dead”
  61. “But his dad is an asshole–” “HIS AUTHOR IS AN ASSHOLE”
  62. “You are here and you haven’t tried to kill me yet. You must want something from me.”
  63. “The salesperson made a flying tentacle monster sound a lot more alluring, I swear!”
  64. “Okay…the radiator just growled at me”
  65. “Dude, were you listening to me? Why are you barking?” “I’m not barking. I thought YOU were barking!”
  66. “How did you get that bump on your lip”
  67. “Buddy. You need to chill, and put that knife away before I get out my gun.”
  68. “ ” I dare you to take your shirt off" “ no” “ I doubledare you” “No” “I tripledare you” “ god dammit Steve , im not wearing a Shirt!”“
  69. "Why the fuck are there founding fathers in our living room”
  70. “Girls only say 'I will not dignify that with a response.’ when they’ve done the thing you’ve just accused them of.” “Do you know this, because you’ve done it?” “I will not dignify that with a response.”
  71. “They think we’re terrible but really we’re only mediocre”
  72. “You’d think by now we’d stop bringing death into these things. Look at them, they have anxiety!”
  73. “Ok, first of all asshat, stop touching me. Second, that is never going to work out! Third, stop TOUCHING me.”
  74. “So if I do understand, you’re telling me that you created insects robots. The same one that destroyed the city. ”
  75. “Why is THIS in your fridge? This is some serious contraband.”
  76. “Please tell me you’re joking about marrying the bastard’s son we call Satan.” “ Don’t talk about your mother like that!!”
  77. “Did you explode the microwave again?!”
  78. "Honey where’s the dog?” “Like I said, I’m making a smoothie.”
  79. “Fifteen bucks you can’t hook up with Satan.” “Make it twenty.”
  80. “I don’t know, maybe because he has some semblance of taste?
  81. "What could possibly make you think eating three tons of cheese for the mice in radiation-test labs was okay?!”
  82. “Who actually let the dogs out?”
  83. “Hey, you don’t know how many bodies are buried in my backyard.”
  84. “I told you to kill me.” “I did. Just this morning.” “Well, shit!”
  85. “So… This isn’t the end, is it? I mean I still want to hang out with you at least. Maybe go for another space adventure, hm?”
  86. “I’m sorry, it was the HEAT OF THE MOMENT,”
  87. "Hey, wanna go out for a romantic moonlight killing spree?”
  88. “So, you’re into …..? Huh, I never would’ve known.”
  89. “Did you hear that scream?” “Yes, I’m the one who screamed”
  90. “What are you doing?”
  91. “But really, why would anyone need two dozen armadillos?”
  92. “You can’t keep 'solving’ your problems by going to another dimension!”
  93. “I still can’t believe you assassinated a unicorn.”
  94. “Wait, you have FOUR knives?” “No, no. I have four knives ON me.”
  95. “I’ve killed a man using only a copy of Hamlet and a computer mouse. I am NOT afraid of you!" 
  96. "What the hell are those?”
  97. “Are you sure you’re not an arsonist?”
  98. “I know, right? You’d suspect any of them of secretly being an alien, but not…”
  99. “Why didn’t you stop?”
  100. “So, start explaining why there are dozens of puppies in my guest room.”

Let’s make another list. Part 3! Leave a reply and don’t forget the double quotes “”. I want to give everyone a chance to contribute to our community. So as always, one prompt per amigo. Dankje! 

inspired by that one time Jos did a Coco cosplay and I died

Maggie and the Beast

“He fell into despair, and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?”