There was a boy in kindergarten.

Plump, rosy-cheeked, and smug, he would pull my brown pigtails every chance he got.

My gut would turn if I stood in front of him when we were in line. I knew he would touch me, even though I would stomp my feet and tell him to bug off.

He would massage my fleshy shoulders, or pinch my bum, covered in days-of-the-week panties and a skirt.

He called me beautiful. I liked that.

He told me I was his wife. I didn’t like that.

I made a bracelet for a boy who liked planes.

When the pigtail-pulling menace found out, he threw 3 pebbles at me, and called me a name I wouldn’t understand until later.

I was happy that I wasn’t his wife.

I didn’t want to wear skirts anymore.

—  some shit writing I did about sexual harassment and adolescent sexuality
Kraken Ink And Phoenix Quills 8

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The Monster High trio was falling up a portal of tri-color light. Three orbs–nightshade purple, eletric bluish-green, and bubblegum pink–bubbled up from the tunnel’s sides. The floated before the girls before fusing with them. 

Ribbons burst from these orbs, wrapping around their bodies and giving them new clothes:

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Stylish Sunday

School starts tomorrow so I’m heading to campus to help my bestie set up her dorm room! That task demands practical but pretty shoes (as if I won’t be taking them off the moment I get to her room) and my sheitel pulled into pigtails: off my neck and away from my face!

Lipstick: Albeit in Pomelo | Hair Clips: Forever 21 | Tank Top: Banana Republic | Blouse: Target | Oxfords: Cole Haan


-braid your hair at night to keep your curls for the next day! Braid to the tightness of your existing curls.

-spray bobby pins with hairspray to keep them in silky hair

-forgot to shower? Wear a beanie! Covers the crown where your hair usually looks greasy.

-hairspray your comb before using to brush back flyways and to make them stay

-when wearing hair half up half down, make bobby pins in a triangle formation to add a little cool touch

-when wearing loose pigtails, pull above ponytail (by your ears) to create more volume and not make your pigtails look glued to your face.

-use a headband to get overnight curls!

-when making a bun, use U shaped pins rather then bobby pins for a stronger hold.

-always leave space between hair strands while curling with a curling wand

-Loosely French braid hair at night for beach waves the next morning

~Avocado Hair Mask
½ an avocado
1 egg yolk
1 tsp of olive oil
-Steps ;; First, using a knife, cut the avocado in half. Put the other half away. Whip the insides out of the half you’re using with a spoon. Make sure you get every single bit out. Now, you want to mash up the avocado into a paste. Now, put the egg yolk in another bowl. Pour the avocado into the same bowl as the egg yolk. Mix it up. Now add the olive oil to the mixture. Mix well.

~Avocado Hair Mask 2
1 egg
½ a banana
½ an avocado
3 tsp of honey
2 tsp of yogurt
-Steps ;; Crack open an egg and mix it up so the egg white and egg yolk is one. Cut half of the banana off and mix it into the mixture. Then cut the avocado in half, take the pit out and scoop it out with a spoon. Next, mash it with a fork and mix it into the mixture. Pour in the honey and yogurt. Mix well.

~Fruit Smooth Hair Mask
½ a banana
¼ an avocado
¼ a cantaloupe
1 tbsp of wheat germ oil
1 tbsp of yogurt
-Steps ;; Blend ½ a banana, ¼ avocado, ¼ cantaloupe, 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt in a blender. For extra conditioning, squeeze in the contents of a vitamin E capsule.

~Yogurt Hair Mask
Egg white
¼ a cup of plain organic yogurt
¼ a cup of mayonnaise
-Steps ;; Beat egg white until frothy. Mix with yogurt and mayonnaise.

~Avocado Lemon Hair Paste
1 whole ripe avocado
1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tbsp of aloe juice or gel
-Steps ;; Cut the avocado in half and take out the seed. Take the insides out of BOTH HALVES of the avocado. Then, pour in 1 tablespoon of the fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and 1 tablespoon of aloe juice or aloe gel. Mix well.

~Strawberry Hair Mask
8 strawberries
1 tbsp of mayonnaise
-Steps ;; Mash eight ripe strawberries in a bowl. Add in 1 tbsp of mayonnaise. Mix well.

~For Instant Shine ;; Lightly beat two eggs with milk and run through your hair. Leave in for 5 minutes, rinse, and you’ll have an instant shine.

~For Dandruff ;; Dissolve to tablets of aspirin in your dandruff shampoo and watch how it clears up. Then, massage into your hair. Use a good moisturizing conditioner afterward.

~For Greasy Hair ;; Use face powder. Put a little at the root of your hair before straying. If it is serious, put the powder on heavily for 15 minutes, condition lightly and style.

~For Damaged Hair ;; Mash a ripe banana with a few drops of almond oil and massage into hair. Leave in for about 15 minutes. Rinse with soda water, then shampoo and condition.

~For Dry Hair ;; Mix 1 tablespoon of honey in half a cup of full cream milk. Massage onto scalp and leave in for 15 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo.

~For Dry Hair ;; Combine 1 egg, 1 banana, ¼ cup of honey, about 3 tbsp of milk, and about 5 tbsp of olive oil. Massage on scalp and leave it in for 15 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo.

~For Falling Hair//Hair Loss ;; Rub Indian gooseberry (Amla) into scalp regularly. It can show wonderful results, it will stop hair falling.

~For Split Hair ;; Oil your hair once a week with coconut oil mixed with fresh lime juice.

~For Frizzy Hair ;; Make an after-shampoo rinse by mixing 1 tablespoon of honey to a liter of water. Use it after every hair wash with your usual shampoo.

~For Blondes ;; Put lemon juice in your hair to help it stay blonde and healthy.

~For Blondes ;; Steep 5 chamomile teabags in boiling water. When the tea is completely cool, spray it through your hair and sit in the sun for about half an hour. This will not lighten your hair, but enhance your natural highlights.

~For Brunettes ;; Brew a pot of extra strong coffee. Let it cool completely. Pour the cool coffee into a spray bottle and spritz it throughout your hair. Sit in the sun for about half an hour. This will not lighten your hair, but enhance your natural highlights.

~For Redheads ;; Steep 5 cherry or blackberry teabags in boiling water. When the tea has cooled down completely, spray it throughout your hair and sit in the sun for about half an hour. This will not lighten your hair, but enhance your natural highlights.

~For Any Hair Color ;; Highlight any color hair by mixing one cup of water, one cup of apple cider vinegar, and a handful of dried marigold flowers in a pot and bring it to a boil. Strain out the flowers and let the liquid cool completely. Spray all over your hair and massage it to your scalp. Let your hair air-dry. Highlights should appear in about an hour.

~For Any Hair Color ;; Boil some rhubarb brute and let the liquid cool completely. Test it on an inconspicuous lock before applying to your whole head. Rhubarb adds a yellow tint to your hair, so if your hair is already really light, it could make it darker.

~Rinse for Blondes ;; Add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to a pint of water and use as a rinse after shampooing.

~Rinse for Brunettes &+ Redheads ;; Add a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a pint of water and use as a rinse after shampooing.

~Orange Musk Rinse for Shiny Hair ;; Mix the juice of a fresh orange with 1 tablespoon of honey and 5 – 7 drops of sandalwood oil. Dilute with enough water to make a rinse – about a pint – and mix thoroughly. Use after shampoo and then rinse out.

~Honey Shine Rinse ;; Mix 1 teaspoon of honey into 4 cups of warm water. Make sure it’s well dissolved. Use as a rinse after shampooing and don’t wash out. Dry as normal for a great shine!



I just want everyone to know that it may seem like I’m mean to ketnep but it’s all in good fun. We’re good friends irl and so she knows all of my pigtail pulling is harmless.

twoswordsonecaptain asked:

➟ ➧ ((Shunsui would like to send all of them but let's try a few))

➟ Pull on their hair/clothing
➧ Massage their shoulders

Szayel turned around as he felt a tug on his hair.  He looked over his shoulder to see a familiar face and caught his hand, kissing it before letting it go.

“I see, you’re just as mature as a schoolboy trying to get his crush’s attention.  It kind of fits you, you know.  I see you running around the yard, pulling unsuspecting pigtails, just to see them startle.”

He laughed and turned back around.  Warm hands grasped his shoulders and kneaded them, much to his surprise.  Szayel sighed happily.

“Hmmm…I’m usually the one who does this to people.  It’s nice to be on the receiving end,” he purred.

Szayel balled backwards like a cat into his hands, leaning his lower back against his lover.  He closed his eyes.  This was nice, relaxing.  That was one thing he loved about Shunsui…while by his side, time stood still, the colors were brighter, and his senses amplified everything about him, his sensuality.

“You’re so good to me.”

gaypasta asked:

okay dude,,, "secretly gay bully bullies openly gay kid" vs. "totally hetero bros are so comfortable being hetero that tehy're super touchy feely and everyone's like AHAHAHA LOVEBIRDS then BAMN! gay feelings that were there all along but were never adressed"

the first one is so sad :+( i don’t like bullying unless it’s a lil bit of gentle pigtail pulling because i want everyone to be happy and also internalised homophobia stuff makes me super sad!! please my children. be happy and kind 2 yourselves and also to one another!

i love loVE THE TOTALLY HETERO BROS BEING IN LOVE THING LIKE?? it’s so good especially when they’re both oblivious and then suddenly it’s like whoa whoa we are actually super into each other and nOT IN A FRIEND WAY WOW HAHA I LOVE U BRO. honestly one of my fave tropes especially when it’s light hearted and not to angsty :+)

anonymous asked:

Samantha, Brian, Matthew, Skylar, Brooke, Katherine(every variation of Katherine)

send me names anonymously and I’ll share my personal experience with the person with that name

I knew a Sam in like first grade and she liked to pull my pigtails out

My cousin’s name is Brian.

oooooh there was this little dork in like fourth grade who told me he ‘like liked’ me and yeah

I’ve never met anyone named Skylar to date but I know Skylar Grey’s music and she’s pretty rad

Oh my god my Cinnamon roll friend

I knew a Katie and she was my best friend, though my parents hated her to hell and back

more more lol

anonymous asked:

hi I adore your fics I've literally read all of them (like a lot of times...). I was just wondering in have you coming back again what did you want to get across in the scene where louis has niall help him out with the show? you're such a babe ily

Mostly I just wanted to show that Louis and Niall were friends. I don’t know how clear it is in the fic but it started off being Niall and Harry as really close friends, and then Louis and Liam and Zayn before Niall and Harry came into the picture. Louis and Harry’s relationship is all pigtail pulling, so Louis is kind of doing it (unconsciously, of course) because he wants Harry’s friends to like him. It’s not a huge thing, and he and Niall definitely are friends outside of Harry, but yeah. Basically trying to show that all five of them are friends.

anonymous asked:

The baby girl pulls at her mother's pigtails, blowing happy little bubbles at her mother's reaction.

     “Ack! Now, now sweetheart, I’ve told you before not to pull mommy’s hair haven’t I? No more, okay. No more. You don’t want to hurt mommy do you?” Carefully undoing the grasp the infant had on her hair, Severa took a tie from around her wrist to pull her pigtails into a strange looking bun. The bubbles didn’t bother her much, but they did nearly get in her eyes which had her rubbing them just a bit. Oh she was going to kill her husband for getting those.

    “Oookay, I think someone’s having a little too much fun now.”