parallel practices

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“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone believes in the goodness in people.”

Roy T. Bennett

11.19 spoilers...

jesse and cesar were amazing characters who worked to influence overarching themes and others’ character development AND they are a canon queer couple who DID NOT DIE and thats AMAZING.

i found myself a lil bit disappointed (at first) about their physicality, or rather the lack thereof. they never rly SHOWED any indication of their relationship that was undeniably romantic other than words, and i was worried that the writers were doing that thing where theyre like ‘ok this bro is gay but we dont want him to LOOK gay or BE gay with ANOTHER gay well just SAY he is and be on our way and not have to put any thought into this representation or risk making homophobes uncomfortable.’

thats what i thought AT FIRST.

then I looked at what kind of physicality they DID show:

Originally posted by faramaiofnerdwoodforest

shoulder touches. brief, comforting, lil squeeze for love. look familiar?

well if jesse and cesar are an example of how they characterize romantic male/male relationships then sign me the fuck up

I believe there's a certain parallelism between the figures of Mor and Asterin.

I mean, they share some patrons about their traumatic experiences and the roles that each one has in their respective stories, the duty to teach something important to Feyre/Manon based on that experience.

Mor taught Feyre that she always had to choose to be free, even if it scared her. That wounds healed but, even if it hurt, she had to choose to be herself and no one else.

Asterin taught Manon that monsters were made, not born. That witches could feel, could love.

Things that they’ve learned from their pain. I love both of them, how strong they are, but at the same time how shiny they are too. They are survivors, they are warriors, and I just love how they are and the message they share, not only to Manon and Feyre, but to us, the readers.

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Shondaland Parallels ft.:
Cooper x Charlotte (Private Practice) || Callie x Arizona (Grey’s Anatomy)

anonymous asked:

Can you do a story where Jamie is a really horrible driver (apparently, Sam's not that great at it) and Claire has to ride in the passenger's seat holding on for dear life?

It was an unavoidable fact that Jamie needed to learn how to drive if he was going to get a job. It just wasn’t financially feasible for him to take taxis every time the destination was too far to walk. When he had stressed it was essential he provide for his family she knew it was another noteworthy task he needed to take on.

Thankfully for Claire’s older car, one of the trucks at the farm had been offered up as a practice vehicle. She had seen him conquer so many modern machines in the last few weeks she was guardedly optimistic. Of course the kitchen appliances weren’t hurtling down a public road at forty miles an hour while he used them.

“Thank you for this, Claire.” he said sheepishly. “I ken it’s no’ easy for either of us. I detest asking ye for aide even when it’s needed.”

“You need to learn to drive this contraption,” she affirmed. “And that is what you shall do!”

The afternoon was spent driving country roads, up hills, stopping,and practicing parallel parking. It was also spent getting out of a ditch, Claire learning more Scots expletives and Jamie apologizing to his wife. In summation - a total disaster. Both the Frasers looked the worse for wear as did the poor truck, down one passenger side handle.

That night as they lay in bed, Jamie broke the silence.

“I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve such a patient wife but I plan on being thankful the rest of our days.” he whispered.

Claire brought their clasped hands up to kiss his knuckles. “If you could find me and Bree on this massive planet then I believe you can do anything you set your mind to.” she affirmed.

parallel parking

request: omg hello hello just wanted to say you are a great writer but here’s my request haha: Y/N doesn’t pass her driving test and it makes her sad and her parents are disappointed but Shawn is like very caring and humble so on hehe

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a/n this is so angsty and so short i’ve been really stressed out i promise my next ones are gonna be so much better i’m so sorry

You had worked your butt off so that you were prepared for your driving test. However, you weren’t prepared to parallel park. All your friends had promised you that your examiner wouldn’t make you do it, so you spent virtually no time practicing it.

“Y/n, I can’t believe you,” your mom said. “How could you have failed your driving test?” your mom yells as she drives you back home.

“It was hard, Mom! I really didn’t think they would make me parallel park! None of my friends had to,” you sigh.

“That’s not an excuse,” she clenches the wheel tighter. “You know that we needed you to pass, y/n. I can’t keep driving you around, and you can’t keep making your boyfriend give you a ride.”

You close your eyes and take a deep breath. “Mom, you know he doesn’t mind.”

“I don’t even know why that boy dates you,” she says under her breath.

You look over at her. “Wow. That was low, even for you,” you spit back.

She chuckles. “Nice. You’re grounded,” she says as you pull into your driveway.

“Fine. Whatever.” You open the car door and go straight into your room, slamming the door behind you and pulling out your phone. Shawn had texted you, and you quickly open it and read what he send.

Hey, babe, how’d it go?

You laugh to yourself before typing a reply. I failed. And now I’m on house arrest. :)

He responds back in seconds. Okay, I’m coming over.

Did you not read the text??? You think my mom’s gonna let you in??

Who said I was using the front door?

You smile and plug your phone into the charger before going to sit in front of your window, waiting for Shawn to arrive. In a few short minutes, you hear him begin climbing to your window, and you open it so he can come in.

“Hey,” he whispers, grinning as he pokes his head in.

“Hi,” you laugh, helping him step in.

He immediately pulls you into a hug, placing kisses in your hair and rubbing your back.

“So you failed?” he asks, pulling you down with him onto your bed. “How did that happen you were practicing so much?”

“They made me parallel park,” you roll your eyes and cuddle further into his chest.

He sighs. “Don’t worry about it, love, you’ll get it eventually. It takes some people a few tries. I’ll help you practice parallel parking, yeah?”

“I don’t even want to drive anymore.”

“Sure you do. How else will you get to come visit me all the time?” he asks.

“That’s a good point,” you chuckle. You look up at him and connect your lips together, sitting up slightly so you don’t have to strain your neck.

You pull away, breathless, and he runs his hands along your waist.

“Thanks for calming me down,” you say, cupping his face and placing a kiss on his nose. 

He scrunches his face and smiles up at you. “Anything for you, baby.”

Jamming Out

for @theneonflower

Fandom: Little Witch Academia | Pairing: Dianakko
Word Count: 1,044 | Read Time: ~4 minutes

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