or at least one of my favourite bits

An open letter to Griffin and the McElroys

Lup is a trans woman.

I can explain what this means to me, but it’ll be long and emotional, so please forgive that.

Sawbones was my first McElroy podcast. I knew right away that I identified with Justin - the fact that we’re both peripheral to medicine, and around the same age, with similar frames of reference helps a lot. He’s also a complete goof, which people who know me will likely find at least a bit familiar.

Over the years I’ve started listening to more and more of y’all - Interrobang, MBMBaM, and Griffin and Justin’s work on Polygon, but as a dyed-in-the-wool nerd, TAZ has fast become my favourite of all your body of work. One of the reasons that I identify so strongly with y’all, is that I see my brother in you.

My brother, Dan, died almost seven years ago - he would’ve been Travis’ age now. In all of you, I see his sense of humour, his passion, his encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and music, and above all, his kindness. In some very small way, listening to the three of you and your relationship has helped me keep close what I treasured most about my own brother.

Dan died before i could come out to him as a trans woman. I don’t have any doubt that he would’ve been loving and supportive, because our relationship only improved as we aged, but I still never got to tell him about this thing that is so central to who I am as a person. Griffin, it may have seemed like a simple decision to include a woman like me as a character in your podcast, but your acceptance of and sensitivity toward people like me was like a touchstone to how i feel Dan would have reacted if I’d had the chance to tell him. It’s why I broke down with tears of joy listening to the episode, and it’s why I’m crying now, writing this.

I know it’s a little weird to be so emotional over one group of people I’ve never met, and another group who are entirely fictional, but this strange daisy-chain of associations means that this simple gesture was actually of deep, deep significance to me.

From the bottom of my heart, and from my brother and me, thank you.

anonymous asked:

Please do a jealous Jughead fic that ends in smut

okay so I am slowly but surely getting through your asks! Thanks to everyone who has sent me ideas! I promise I will get to them all, please be patient with me though haha

anyway thought I would knock a few birds out with one stone with this one! Thanks to all the wonderful anons who sent these requests! Full disclosure most of my asks is smutty requests haha so get ready! 

Anyway hope you enjoy it ;) sorry it’s a bit long! 

warnings: smut, smut, smut, sin and smut. [with a bit of plot for good measure]

ENVY: The colour of sin

Jealously was not an emotion Jughead was overly fond of. In fact he thinks it’s his least favourite of all the emotions on the broad spectrum of human feeling.

The cause of such jealously; Archie Andrews not so subtly attempting to gain the attentions of Betty Cooper.

It was a paradox- Jughead being jealous of Archie’s jealously and he knew it made zero sense. Yet he couldn’t help the green eyed monster rearing its ugly head when he saw the pair exit the doors of Riverdale High on Friday afternoon.

Well actually if he was being honest, the green eyed monster had been rearing its ugly head for a week now. He had noticed Archie’s preoccupation with his girlfriend grow over the weeks and while he had at first dismissed it as missing his best friend and seeking comfort in her after everything with his dad, Jughead now knew it was actually due to seeking her affections. He hadn’t worked out yet whether Archie himself was actually aware of his change in behaviour toward Betty, but it was irking Jughead none the less. And so he had taken it upon himself to brave the civil war-esque dangers of being at Riverdale high and pick his girlfriend up from school that afternoon; rather than endure another tortured afternoon imaging the moves Archie was putting on her while they walked home.

Betty was sporting her usual pony tail and radiant smile, looking gorgeous as ever, so yeah he got why Archie felt inclined to be attracted toward her. What he couldn’t comprehend was his “best friend’s” need to tug on her pony tail and let his hand linger in the golden locks longer than necessary, before slinging his arm across her shoulders.

Jughead’s eyes narrowed despite Betty casually lifting Archie’s arm off of her with a laugh.

Unable to watch the scenes of ‘All American Boy Next Door tries to win heart of Girl Next Door after realising mistake of letting her go’ any longer Jughead pushed himself off the side of the truck.

“Hey you,” he called casually across the car park in the direction of the pair.

Betty’s eyes instantly strayed from Archie, her green orbs landing on him and immediately alighting. The surprised smile that graced her features temporarily dousing the flames of the burning aggravation inside him.

“Juggie!” she exclaimed through a laugh, practically skipping toward him.

Jughead’s blue gaze softened, the iciness directed at his friend instantly morphing into amused adoration as his girlfriend bounded into his arms. Betty’s own arms wrapped around his shoulders while his found perch on her slender waist.

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My least favourite type of quest in video games is the one where the archaeologist/palaeontologist NPC goes “I want to go gather more artefacts/fossils, but the area is dangerous. Be a dear and pick some up for me”, and then I, an adventurer with no background in the field whatsoever, go stomping around and cart back an armload of contextless bits and bobs, and the NPC is all “ah yes, I will learn so much from these even though I have no idea where you found them or what was next to what or anything. Such helpful, very thank, come back tomorrow to do the same thing all over again”.

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Cloudy With A Chance

Part 14: …of fire.

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anonymous asked:

how do u make sure u don't info dump the first chapter? and how do u keep it interesting? sorry if this was already asked thanks!!

Hello there! Info-dumping is something a lot of people struggle with, so don’t worry!

There are a lot of reasons to avoid info-dumps - they’re not only boring, but they can also make the reader feel like they know too much and have no reason to continue reading. So, in theory, you want to methodically drop information here and there wherever it’s needed to enhance or advance the story, which keeps readers adequately informed and interested. 

However, that’s usually easier said than done. 

First of all, don’t worry too much about your readers being under-informed. That’s probably not the case, because most readers aren’t expecting, or even wanting, to know absolutely everything about your story from the get-go. So don’t feel that you have to spoon-feed them information at the start - leave them wondering and questioning a bit. (Just make sure you don’t give them too little!) 

Your story will feel a lot more realistic and natural when this information is spread out over time. There are a few ways to do this; dialogue, progression of the plot, or flashbacks (which should be used with caution and a light hand), among others. 

Dialogue 

In my opinion, dialogue is the easiest method, or at least my favourite. Having one character tell another character information that the readers need to know is a good way to make the relaying of information seem normal. If a new character is introduced, you have an opportunity to have another character catch them up, and so on. Readers can also learn a lot simply through character interactions and observations. 

However, be careful you don’t have characters repeating information to someone that they both already know. If they’re saying something the other character knows, perhaps have them add their opinion to the dialogue so there’s a reason for them to be saying this. (E.g. “It’s raining outside,” vs. “I hate the rain. Why can’t it just be sunny all the time?”) 

Flashbacks

Another way you can introduce or convey information is through flashbacks or a character’s inner monologue. Flashbacks should be used sparingly, however, as it is easy to go overboard and bore your readers or overcomplicate things. The same can be said for inner monologues, however. Your characters can (and probably should) reflect on past events, or at least think about them sometimes. However, make sure you don’t do this too often or have characters simply narrate an entire event in their head for no reason, as most people don’t do this (and that’s probably a flashback at that point). 

Plot

Finally, simply progressing the plot can also sometimes give your readers some insight. They might learn something from an action a character decides to take, or understand why something happened. This method is also something that probably should be happening naturally in your story already, but you can also take advantage of this a bit and use this to relay information.


These are just a few ways you can avoid info-dumps and spread out information (which will keep readers interested), but I hoped it helped! If you’re still unclear or have any other questions, feel free to ask. Thanks for the question, and happy writing! 

- Mod Gen


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask us!

Quick and Easy Vegan Snacks

Apples and Peanut butter

This is something people either seem to have known about forever, or they find the concept so weird that when you mention it they just look at you funny and back away slowly.

Slice up some apples, grab some peanut butter, and use the apple wedges to scoop up the peanut butter. There’s a bit of an art to manipulating the peanut butter, but it’s one worth mastering because omnomnomnomnom.


‘Baked’ Potatoes

Grab a potato, wash it if you need to. Stab a bunch of holes in the top or slice a cross halfway through it. Microwave on high for a few minutes then stab it with a knife to see if it’s soft inside, it’s different depending on the size of the potato and the power of the microwave. Once you know the rough time, you can just do that.

Toppings - vegan butter/marg, hummus, crushed garlic or garlic salt, cashew cream cheese, brewers/nutritional yeast, chopped fresh chives or spring onion, the list goes on


Couscous

Instant couscous like you can get in most supermarkets is super quick and easy to make. It tastes like pasta (because it’s made of the same stuff), and you can flavour it however you want.

Boil water, pour a cup of boiled water for every half cup of couscous, leave it for a couple of minutes, add a pinch of salt if you want, and fluff it up with a fork.

For flavourings (if you want them) you could just add a dab of vegan butter or margaraine, a teaspoon of mustard, or a splash of whatever stirfry, curry, or pasta sauce you have in the cupboard.


Noodles

Instant noodles are awesome. The instant noodle cups are rough on the environment, so I try to avoid the ones with the styrofoam cups at least, or use noodles you can cook on the stove or in the microwave instead.

Sometimes finding your preferred noodles that don’t use animal unfriendly oil can be a bit of a challenge, but they’re out there! And there’s a whole range of noodles to choose from that cook almost as quickly as the instant variety (my favourite are these awesome ones made from sweet potato starch that are so springy you could use them for slingshots if you weren’t busy nomming them because they’re AMAZING with peanut sauce).

The flavour options can vary too. I’ve come across a fair few ‘chicken’ noodle packets that were accidentally vegan. If you just got plain noodles, or you’re mixing it up a little, here’s some of the easy sauces I like to use.

Sweet chilli sauce - make sure you drain the noodles for this one

Soy sauce - combined with sweet chilli sauce it’s really frickin’ good. You can drain the noodles or keep the water, either’s good.

Veggie stock - one cube to a cup of noodles (with water)

Barbecue sauce - just a little bit sweetens the noodles up nicely. Drain the noodles.

Peanut butter and soy sauce - A tablespoon of peanut butter, a splash of soy sauce, heat in the microwave (to melt the peanut butter) or stir straight through hot drained noodles, nommy. Add a bit of chilli if you like it spicy.


Optional extras

Frozen mixed veggies will also cook in roughly the same time as the noodles so long as they’re small, if they’re bigger, just put them in a few minutes earlier and then add the noodles to the boiling water.

You might find you like nuts and seeds in noodles, I prefer them in noodle dishes with thicker, more complex sauces, but that’s a personal preference.

Small TVP chunks will cook in roughly the same time as the noodles, and they flavour easily.


Sandwich type constructions

The humble sandwich. Cultures all around the world have developed technology to wrap some kind of delicious bread type scaffolding around other types of deliciousness. Pita pockets, Tortillas, Bagels, Burgers, Subs, the list goes on.

Some easy things to stuff in your bread type scaffolding:

  • Fresh tomato slices, fresh Basil (optional), and hummus. It’s super simple and it’s delicious. Also great toasted.
  • Banana sandwiches. I don’t know if this is a New Zealand thing only or what, but seriously, dry bread, or margaraine, or whatever, and banana slices. That’s all. It’s divine.
  • Avocado and tomato. With a sprinkle of salt and a splash of lemon juice if you’ve got it. Also fabulous toasted.
  • Tabbouleh. If you can get it easily ready made from the supermarket, this goes great on any kind of bread related construct. Also goes fabulously with hummus.
  • Falafel. Microwave a few spoonfuls for a minute or two, add to bread, add tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, mustard, hummus, whatever. Devour.


Cracker type things

There’s all kinds of crunchy crispy nommy things out there - rice or corn cakes, rice crackers, water crackers, the list goes on.

Stuff to put on them or dip them in

  • Peanut butter - surprisingly nommy on corn/rice cakes
  • Hummus - unsurprisingly nommy on everything
  • Fresh tomato (awesome with fresh basil)
  • Avocado
  • Olives - There’s two kinds of people in this world. The ones who love olives, and the unlucky ones who don’t have the joy of olives in their lives.
  • Sliced banana - especially good on rice/corn cakes


Sticks, chips and dips

Stuff to dip with -

  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Corn chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Toasted pita bread
  • Mini spring rolls (raw or cooked)

Stuff to dip in -

  • Hummus - it comes in a million flavours
  • Pesto (just need to find a vegan one, or make your own :) )
  • Mustard
  • Salsa - home made or store bought
  • Sweet chilli sauce


Toast

Much like the humble sandwich, perhaps even pre dating it, we like to put stuff on bread, all kinds of bread.

  • Peanut butter - seriously. Just go buy some peanut butter and eat it
  • Bananas - yep, sliced bananas on toast is amazing.
  • Fresh tomato - Add salt, pepper (if you like it), and it’s divine
  • Avocado - mashed on toast with a fork, a pinch of salt, and some lemon juice, it’s divine.
  • Marmite - So about half the western world will know what I’m talking about. The rest will be dazed and confused. Google it. It’s awesome. Half of you will instantly hate it. Half of you will become helpless addicted to the magnificent mountain of b vitamins that is marmite. Also related to vegemite.
  • Baked beans - Heat em up, pile em on.


Pretzels

They’re cheap, they’re crunchy (cept for the giant soft ones, which are awesome in their own right), and they’re little edible bows. what more could you want? They’re usually vegan friendly, but it’s worth checking the bag just in case.


Vegetables

Yep. Grab some veggies, I quite like cauliflower and broccoli, put them in a covered microwave safe bowl and heat on high power for a couple of minutes. Then add whatever sauces you like (there’s a whole bunch listed here)

If you don’t have a microwave or don’t want to use one, just add about two cm (just under an inch) of water to a pot, add the veggies and cover. Bring to the boil on high heat, let it boil for a couple of minutes, then drain the water and the veggies should be cooked and nicely crisp.

FP x Reader: Lonesome Bodies

Warnings: none
Requested: yes, this is a continuation to “Indecent
A/N: so I received a lot of prompts surrounding the idea that was brought up in “Indecent”, however I didn’t want to do 100 different versions so instead of picking just one, I just did my own original prompt.

Read the prequel, Indecent, here.

*your POV*

It’s been three months to the day since I was brought home by FP. To his home, now our home. The smell of cigarette smoke and alcohol was burned into the walls and now my nostrils as well. FP himself smelled of musk, an overwhelming sign of power in his eyes. It was a “manly scent” he claimed, and the more his colleagues and enemies could pick up his masculinity, the better off as a leader he thought he was.

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anonymous asked:

Anea! This is the same anon who asked about Ciaran Sheehan's mask. Thanks for answering my question. I was wondering how are you opinions of the phantom's mask in the current productions across the globe (non-replica included)? Which designs are your favorites? Personally I was disappointed that they rehashed the World Tour masks for Moscow and US masks for Stockholm (Jöback and Bengtsson looked great in them though). Do you think the recent masks are getting less diverse in designs? Thank you!

I’m I can be brutally honest, there’s no recent/current masks I’ve absolutely loved. The original and early masks followed the hairline so perfectly, and split the face in half in a defined vertical line. This is absolutely perfection:

The current US masks has some of the same, but with a much bigger forehead that doesn’t follow the hairline anymore. And it makes them look less fitted. I’m also not a huge fan of the “angry eyebrow”, but it works well enough on stage.

The Stockholm revival masks were in large sculptured as the US ones, to the point where I can’t tell the difference between them and the Broadway ones. So same applies there, really?

The World Tour ones had a nice forehead curve, but sometimes it looked too low? Not always though. But the masks felt a bit white and clunky, with an all-round eye opening and not very defined chin. Kinda lacks details?

The Russian masks, being sculpted in the same manner, seems to have agreed on the lack of details being a problem. so they added quite a bit of greyish blue and pink shading. It made the mask look more sculpted on stage, though sometimes they also looked awfully blue. But overall a nice improvement.

The Japanese masks have a similar blue/grey shading as the Russian ones. But I’m not super fond of the sculpting. I miss the curve over the forehead/hairline, and they are a bit short. Reminds me more of the 2004 movie masks.

The Restaged Tour masks… I said the World Tour masks lacked sculpting. But the Restaged Tour masks have the opposite problem. They look bulky, like the Phantom has a six-pack on his forehead. And with an eye cut out by a child. And again, the forehead curve is more or less non-existant. My least favourite of the recent and current masks around the world.

The recent German masks… I’m awfully neutral to them. The upper half id very good, with the forehead/hairline curve and the split down to the nose. But the curve around the mouth ruins everything. Too curved. So almost, but not.

The current West End masks are back on track, after having looked too clunky and big for some years. Ben Forster’s mask is very well fitted, with a beautiful forehead sculpting and a very detailed nose and eye area. The eyelids are extremely detailed and impressive. Also nice pink highlights. A bit too curved around the mouth, maybe. But overall it’s definitely my favourite of the recent/current masks around the world. :)

(sorry for not including other non-replica masks than the Restaged Tour)

Mistletoe’s Overrated Anyway

I started writing this last Christmas. And then suddenly it was January so I decided to wait to do anything with it until this Christmas. I found it on Saturday night and forgot I hadn’t finished it. So here, have a Christmas fic! On… Boxing Day.

At least it’s not January?

Happy (belated) Christmas/Season’s Greetings, all!

Edit: Now on AO3!

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Derek glances up when he hears the front door open and close, and frowns when Laura doesn’t immediately announce herself. He wipes his hands on the dish towel hanging from his belt loop and goes to investigate, finding his sister in the entryway with a stranger.

  Laura’s face lights up and she drops all of her bags, launching at him. “Derek!”

  Despite the surprise of an unannounced guest, Derek smiles and squeezes her, pressing his nose into her hair. “I didn’t think you were bringing anyone,” Derek says when they finally part.

  “I wasn’t,” Laura says. “I was lucky to even get here. All of the flights out are cancelled for the foreseeable future because of the weather, and I ran into Stiles, of all people. You remember Stiles Stilinski, right? From Cora’s class?”

  Derek remembers a hyperactive eleven year old with a buzzcut and an irritating habit of getting underfoot - his memory doesn’t lend to the lean, doe eyed brunet in his hallway; he’s talking on his phone and scowling something fierce but Derek’s mouth goes dry at the way Stiles runs long fingers through his hair.

  “Coffee?” Derek asks abruptly, turning to look at Laura. “There’s a fresh pot. Cora’s gone out on a last minute supply run - is, uh, Stiles staying?”

  “I offered your wonderful hospitality until he can find a flight to take him home,” Laura says, following him back into the kitchen and leaving Stiles in the hall. “I know you have the space, and it seemed a shame to leave him stranded. Nobody should be alone on Christmas.”

  “It’s not Christmas yet,” Derek points out. “How did you even recognise him? We haven’t seen him in ten years.”

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So there’s a thing that happens in every fandom and bothers me in every fandom, and in SKAM I feel like I can go “this specifically is why it bothers me” so I’m going to talk about it for a bit.

That thing is that once an m/m pairing gets to a certain level of popularity, at some point it apparently becomes more or less “widely accepted fanon” that one of them is the more or less (recently more more than less) subby bottom and the other one is the confident top who takes the lead in most/all matters. I don’t know why, but this seems to happen every single time. Apart from how I don’t think that’s representative of most actual m/m relationships, I personally think there’s hardly ever any reason to assign such roles to fictional characters because we hardly ever know anything about their actual sex lives. Often it’s ships who aren’t even canon! There is literally nothing to know! And even when it’s canon ships like Isak and Even, we don’t actually know anything about their sex life! And there’s no necessary correlation between someone’s behaviour outside the bedroom and in it!

So.

Basically, I’m a little bothered by this “Isak is a shy cupcake who never takes the lead and also definitely bottoms” thing that’s been growing so much recently. (Not to say there’s anything wrong with enjoying your smut however you want! If a boy wants to be fucked, he should go get himself fucked and have a great time! My point is just that that should go for all boys and that liking things up your butt isn’t a character trait, it’s a sexual preference.)

Even disregarding that Isak is a seventeen year old boy who is still in the closet when he meets Even and struggles with acting on his true desires because of how he fears it’ll make others perceive him, and has thus never been in a romantic relationship where he felt comfortable and got to explore the physical side in a way that was true to himself (if he did at all) (that is to say, it’s not unlikely he’s a virgin when he meets Even, and even if he isn’t he’s quite obviously way less experienced than Even, who also generally doesn’t seem to give a fuck about what people think about his sexuality), I think there are many instances in the show that establish Isak as a forward, not-at-all-timid person!

Annnnd I’m gonna put this behind a read more because this got seriously long oops

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FREE TO USE Earthbound / MOTHER 2 icons! MOTHER 1 and MOTHER 3 are gonna follow!

Ness looks a bit different in terms of style because it was the very first F2U icon I did c:

I’d appreciate it if you could reblog this instead of just favouriting it! Thank you if you do so!

The only rule for using them is to credit me! You can also use them on twitter etc.as long as you give credit to Anosofa ^^

ps i love the MOTHER series thats why i made them even if no one is gonna like them or even know who these characters are (at least from my followers) but i do know them and i had a blast drawing these icons <3

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First art of 2017! ✨  with my first anime crush and fave android twins (and the reason why 17 is my favourite number…..) Android 17 and 18!

One of my goals this year is to draw at least one thing every day - last year was a bit of a difficult time for me, and also a very quiet period in art, so I really want to try hard to turn it around in 2017! (this will probably just mean a lot more quick n messy sketches haha) Happy new year, and thank you so so much for sticking around!

Review || Beren and Luthien

Review || Beren and Luthien by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien

Genre: Fantasy, in a non-fiction framework
Pages: 288
Rating: 5/5

Christopher Tolkien has done an excellent job of compiling the Beren and Luthien material into a cohesive tale. It is both saddening and touching that this is likely to be Christopher’s last work for us. Organised more according to chronology of the tale, rather than in the order that the separate bits were written, there is a definite sense of travelling through the lives and deeds of Beren and Luthien (and its consequences), whilst still getting a good idea of how the tale evolved from one form to another. To be sure, to my mind, the tale of Beren and Luthien is one of the best and certainly one of my favourite tales from the legendarium, which doesn’t hurt in the least. Alan Lee’s illustrations are as stunning as they get, with many pencil drawings interspersed as well as several full-coloured plates.

A Thousand Winter Mornings

Fenris/f!Hawke, 3143 words, nsfw-ish? A discussion of his past and family in the wake of Fenris’s Alone quest, with a wee bit of headcanon that I’m not at all confident about.

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“I think—I remember my mother.”

The words rumble into her ear as she lies nestled against his chest, half-draped over him. Either he’ll say more or he won’t; she knows him well enough by now to know that, so she tucks an arm under her chin and waits. In the grey-white of morn, the lines of his profile are bold and sharp, the lyrium filigreed into his skin stark against it, but the diffuse light that filters through the rain-battered panes does little to clear the clouds that linger in his gaze.

The last time he remembered something of his past he left her—but now his hand is steady on the small of her back, as is the ebb and flow of his breathing, the even flutter of his heartbeat under her palm, where it lies splayed on his chest.

For a long time it’s all she hears over the pitter-patter of the rain, padding the velvety silence and muffling the Hightown bustle outside his window. The quiet of his mansion is unsettling after the constant activity of her own estate: the rattle of Sandal’s enchantment apparatus, Bodahn’s Veil-rending snores, the clatter of Orana’s cooking or the pounding of her carpet beater, the dog barking at shadows, a visitor come to say hello or request the Champion’s help. So whenever Fenris lets her spend the night at the old mansion? Hawke startles at its every squeak and creak despite herself—yet there’s something to be said for the hush of mornings spent like this one, in a tangle of limbs and bedsheets.

“She had green eyes, and red hair like Varania. Not a mage, though, at least not that I can tell from what little I remember. She taught me how to hold a sword. Her hands smelled of cinnamon,” he adds in an undertone.

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Three times and one (Part I)

Being an ordinary human girl among a group of extraordinary people with peculiar abilities on an entirely different planet can be much of a challenge, more so that you have taken quite a liking into a certain God of Mischief, with whom you oddly seem to get along with very well. Sounds like trouble? Well, you kind of asked for it.

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because of the recent shortage of gays in space, I was motivated to draw one of my favourite Space Gays, Steve Cortez, whom I love very much

Doctor Who - the 13th Doctor is...

The wait is nearly over!  Tomorrow is the Wimbledon Men’s Final… and after THAT… we finally get to find out who’s playing the next DOCTOR WHO!

Peter Capaldi, the 12th Doctor, has already finished filming his last episode, which will air at Christmas (his last series finished airing a couple of weeks ago) and now we’re just waiting to see who he regenerates into.

But who will it be?  Will it be someone famous, or will it be an unknown?  There are so many possibilities… especially now it’s just as likely the new Doctor could be female (following a trend set by the Doctor’s nemesis, The Master aka The Mistress aka Missy (played by Michelle Gomez)

Here’s a few options -

KRIS MARSHALL

If it IS Marshall, I will be very smug indeed, having cited him as my personal option way back before the actor quit DEATH IN PARADISE and became the bookies favourite.   Not everyone is a fan, but I think he’d be great for the role.

MICHAEL SHEEN

Okay, I’ll be honest, I don’t think he’s even in the running, but I think the MASTERS OF SEX actor would be a brilliant choice.  Maybe a bit too big for the role now, but maybe not.  Next to Marshall he’s my next best choice.

JODIE WHITTAKER

Out of nowhere Whittaker has become a joint-lead in the betting odds (alongside Marshall).  This is more than likely down to the fact she’s been one of the stars in the popular series BROADCHURCH.  The significance there is, of course, BROADCHURCH creator is the next showrunner for DOCTOR WHO, taking over as soon as the Doctor has regenerated.

PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE

For a while, Phoebe was the favourite, favourite female at least. THE FLEABAG star has repeatedly tweeted that she’s not the Doc, so to stopping spending money on her betting odds.  It’s probably that which influenced the rise in Whittaker’s odds.

TOM ROSENTHAL

An odd choice here, and not one I can really see, but he’s currently equal odds with Waller-Bridge, so I’ll include him here.  Rosenthal is known to British audiences for FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER and PLEBS.

TILDA SWINTON

Swinton was linked a while back… and I can see it!  Maybe only for a series, possibly a test run to see if audiences take to a female Doctor - so it wouldn’t eat too much into her successful movie career.  

HAYLEY ATWELL

Okay, now this might just be me being hopeful - but Hayley’s lovely (I know, I’ve met her!) and she’s garnered a load of fans thanks to her role as Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Atwell was once asked if she’d e a companion, and she retorted that if she were to be in DOCTOR WHO, then she’s want to be the Doctor. She could well get her wish!

RICHARD AYOADE

No.  Just no.  This would be a terrible, terrible choice - for anything other than a spoof.

ANDREW SCOTT

Last option, that I’m going to bother writing here, anyway.  Scott played Moriarty in SHERLOCK, opposite the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.  A show that happens to be written by current DOCTOR WHO showrunner Steven Moffat.   His name recently soared in the betting odds, so I’m not ruling him out.  I’d certainly take him over Ayoade.

JAMES NORTON

Another one that’s been popping up over the last few weeks.  I’ll be honest, I haven’t seen him in much - expect for a recent LADY CHATTERLY’S LOVER… I can’t say I’m sold on him, but he could grow on me… if cast.

Those are 10 options that could be the new Doctor.  Of course, it could be a load of other actors… and tomorrow we’ll find out.  It’s all very exciting.

Fingers crossed for Kris Marshall!

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30 days of riverdale. [8/30] ༺

favourite jughead moments: a collection

❝well, if nothing else…at least he’s an honest murderer,❞
❝I’m a bit terrified by the social experiment of it all…❞
❝maybe they’ll save it. all the pieces. store them in the town hall attic, and rebuild it in a hundred years. remember who the hell we were.❞
❝it’s the best I could do,❞
❝no dude. I’m telling you, something has shifted,❞


I’m sorry, there are too many jughead moments that I love far too much for me to pick just one. I am living for every moment jughead is on screen I love my son so much and want nothing more than for him to be happy why on earth is that too much to ask

anonymous asked:

do you have any early scenes from radio silence/heartstopper/solitaire that never made it into the book??? those are always so cute PLEASE publish

I’ve got loads! Might as well give you one. It’s 1am. Why not.

Here’s a chapter that was very painful to cut out of RADIO SILENCE. It’s called ‘The Most Beautiful Shade of Blue’. I can’t remember exactly where it’s set, but it’s around Christmas, when Aled has left. In this version of RS, Aled briefly returns during the Christmas holidays, and in this scene, he finally talks to Frances and Daniel.

Enjoy!

Needless to say, this does contain major spoilers for Radio Silence, so only read on if you’ve read Radio Silence.

Also, this is unedited, so it’s not up to my published standard of writing.

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