Unusual but fitting careers for the signs
  • Check Sun, Moon
  • Aries: Writer/ Biologist/ Doctor
  • Taurus: Fashion Designer/ Odontologist/ Artist
  • Gemini: Mthmatician/ Nurse/ Shipwrite
  • Cancer: Forensic Scientist/ Dancer/ Videographer
  • Leo: Poet/ Travel guide/ Conveyancer
  • Virgo: Games Programmer/ Film maker/ Archiologist
  • Libra: Midwife/ Writer/ Police Officer
  • Scorpio: Photographer/ Chemist/ Caregiver (for the elderly)
  • Sagittarius: Lawyer/ Statitian/ Councellor
  • Capricorn: Musician/ Dentist/ Physio-therapist
  • Aquarius: Pharmacist/ Lawyer/ Ballerina
  • Pisces: Surgeon/ Social Worker/ Life Guard
New Favorites!

I’ve been reading a lottt lately, so here are my new favorites from the last few months!

you got me faded- 8k. louis has been tasting wine for 2 hours when he meets harry at a winery. things go well, considering.

Pining For You- 9k. Harry sells Christmas trees. Louis doesn’t mean to buy so many of them.

Unbelievers- 137k. It’s Louis’ senior year, and he’s dead set on doing it right. However, along with his pair of cleats, a healthy dose of sarcasm and his ridiculous best friend, he’s also got a complicated family, a terrifyingly uncertain future, and a mortal enemy making his life just that much worse. Mortal enemies “with benefits” was not exactly the plan.Or: The one where Louis and Harry definitely aren’t friends, and football is everything.

the value of this moment lives in metaphor- 10k. The one where they’re all teachers at a high school and students are more invested in their lives than normally expected.

let’s savour what we’re falling over- 20k. west wing au (loosely); in other words everyone works in the white house and louis likes getting coffee with the washington post reporter in his briefing room.

That Sounds Fake But Okay- 46k. Harry Styles is a rookie journalist forced to work the gossip desk at a major New York magazine. Louis Tomlinson is the A-list actor who doesn’t appreciate Harry or his articles.

My English Love Affair- 19k. The one where Harry writes a song about his English love affair and Louis sleeps with someone in White Eskimo and all he gets is a stupid song written about him.

Panorama- 34k. Louis’ cabin crew at Panorama Airlines are in need of a new member. Cheeky Harry Styles joins the group, but to his mild disappointment Louis determinedly has no intention of joining the Mile High Club.Their first kiss might not be their first kiss.

Just For Me- 9k. Harry is a supermodel with a fake boyfriend. Louis is the captain and star forward of Manchester United with a fake girlfriend. They should have no problem having a completely platonic lunch between friends.(They do.)

to be a muse may be enough- 6k. When Zayn came to him with a job, Louis never expected to be sat in a studio, wearing lipstick and reading a book about Death whilst being plugged with a vibrator. Did he also mention he’s being filmed by the fittest photographer he’s ever seen?a.k.a the hysterical literature AU i can’t believe hasn’t been written yet

anything you ask and more- 19k. louis knows that he’s in love the second harry begins speaking about the bolsheviks. (or, louis is a history teacher & harry is the fit curator that he desperately wants to mongol invade him, however many times niall tells him he’s a psychopath.)

Cupid’s Chokehold- 35k. Louis is a Cupid who tries to match up Niall and Harry. It doesn’t work out as planned.

So Darling, Just Say You’ll Stay Right by My Side- 28k. AU where Louis is the chief of police in a small sea-side town and Harry is his new deputy who’s a bit of a pacifist and a lot wonderful.

This was waaay longer than I planned… There’s a healthy mix of long and short fics, and smut and fluff, so I hope everybody can find something new and enjoyable! Happy holidays :)


101 Reason to ship Castle and Beckett

1. Because she’s his muse
2. Because he brings her coffee to see her smile
3. Because he’s a 9 year old on a sugar rush
4. Because they have good theories…
5. …OR NOT!
6. Because she did have feelings for him when they first met
7. Because they aren’t fooling anyone
8. Because they’re in sync
9. Because she’s the most remarkable, maddening, challenging, frustrating person he has ever met
10. Because she let him in
11. Because she wants to f*** his brain our
12. Because she’d get him out of prison
13. Because she’s a one writer girl
14. Because she’s #1 on his bucket list
15. Because Ying needs Yang
16. Because he stayed
17. Because she never stopped believing in him
18. Because he’d like to be there when her wall comes down
19. Because of everything they’ve been through together
20. Because she’d use her gun on his mother
21. Because they don’t make sense on paper
22. Because it’s the drawer… It’s his drawer
23. Because she organized the best birthday gift ever
24. Because he would do anything for the people he loves
25. Because they just have to live with the questions and find their way
26. Because she does this thing… with ice cubes
27. Because she thought she lost him
28. Because she wanted someone who would be there for her
29. Because she wanted him to know how much she l…
30. Because even Iron Gates ships them
31. Because she’s a one and only kind of girl
32. Because he was ready to take a bullet for her
33. Because she wanted to say yes
34. Because handshakes have a whole new meaning
35. Because if she’s stubborn enough to keep going, he stupid enough to go with her
36. Because all the songs make sense
37. Because he believes in the possibility of magic…
38. … and she believes in the everyday magic of life
39. Because she’s a mystery he’s never gonna solve
40. Because he’s good for her
41. Because she’s tall
42. Because he’d look good as Dr. Manhattan
43. Because he’s her partner
44. Because he makes her life and little more fun
45. Because her secret is safe with him
46. Because he’s the only one who can make her stop
47. Because he was willing to stand with her
48. Because he trusted her with his daughter
49. Because he has already seen her… stuff
50. Because he knows when to apologize
51. Because he’d like the option
52. Because he wants everyone to see what he sees
53. Because she’s EXTRAORDINARY
54. Because he’s ruggedly handsome
55. Because she keeps him on his toes
56. Because none of them were her
57. Because he said KATE
58. Because she knows when he’s lying
59. Because Sofia isn’t his partner. SHE IS.
60. Because he belongs to her
61. Because that’s what makes it all worthwhile
62. Because he doesn’t have to make excuses to have her come back to him
63. Because he notices things
64. Because he let her win…
65. … and she let him win
66. Because domesticity looks good on them
67. Because he CHANGED FOR HER
68. Because he gave her his Home!
69. Because he fixed her father’s watch
70. Because that’s what great love stories are about: Beating the odds
71. Because she didn’t want to make any excuses
72. Because he touches things
73. Because he had her back
74. Because he paid 100.000$ to find her mother’s killer
75. Because she has never had a relationship go this far
76. Because he has always been right here
77. Because of her smile
78. Because she doesn’t let go, she doesn’t back down
79. Because they are jealous
80. Because he had no Idea
81. Because they found their rythme
82. Because he’s someone she trusts
83. Because she lost a bet so he could come back
84. Because she’s a Fan
85. Because he has enough to write 50 books
86. Because she’s cute when she gets angry (But not when she gets angry with him)
87. Because he’s Prince Charming
88. Because they did it without the tiger
89. Because of the way he teases her
90. Because of the way she teases him
91. Because they could always just cuddle
92. Because he said NO to Nathalie Rhodes
93. Because he ran through the fire for her
94. Because his middle name is Alexander
95. Because she checked his ass…
96. …and he checked hers
97. Because it’s time for new traditions
98. Because she just wants him
99. Because they love each other
100. Because they’re just getting started
101. Because… ALWAYS♡


“A young black man, Henry Dumas, went through a turnstile at a New York City subway station,” wrote Toni Morrison in the invitation to a posthumous book-launch party she threw for the writer in 1974, six years after he died. “A transit cop” — who was white — “shot him in the chest and killed him. Circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear. Before that happened, however, he had written some of the most beautiful, moving and profound poetry and fiction that I have ever in my life read.”

In the nearly 50 years since Henry Dumas was killed, not much more has come to light about what happened on the night of his death. No witnesses came forward to testify. Police records were lost in a bureaucratic shuffle. Harlem, where Dumas moved as a young man after growing up in rural Arkansas, had erupted in large-scale protests over the police killings of black and brown men several times before the writer was killed. But Dumas’ death hardly made the news. With so little information to draw from, it’s as if the last pages of his life were torn out.

“His work and, in fact, his death, investigated and illustrated the ways in which black lives were at best peripheral to most white people — especially those running and policing the country,” says James Smethurst, a University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor who has written extensively about 1960s and ‘70s black writers. Much of Dumas’ writing is considered to be a part of the Black Arts Movement — the artistic manifestation of the Black Power struggle of the 1960s — an effort that Smethurst believes has a lot of resonance with the Black Lives Matter movement. While interest in Dumas has increased somewhat in recent years, he says, “We still have a long way to go before he gets the sort of attention he deserves.”

Henry Dumas Wrote About Black People Killed By Cops. Then He Was Killed By A Cop

Photos: Courtesy of Eugene B. Redmond 

anonymous asked:

What could a kids parents be where it's important for them to keep up appearances?

  • politicians/part of a political family
  • society people
  • business owners
  • pretty much any public figure (famous artist, writer, athlete…)
  • police/military officers? Like if one of their kids gets into trouble it might be embarrassing for them.
  • Teachers or other people who work with children. No one will want them with their kids if they have a bad reputation.
"Equality" versus "Politically Correct"

(Reposted from my blogspot: http://fangirlofallthethings.blogspot.com/2015/01/equality-versus-politically-correct.html )

When I was twelve, I fell in love with the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. I didn’t need a female in every single story to relate to the characters or be inspired by their decisions. Nor did I need a population of 50% female protagonists to appreciate the women he did write both as women and as characters. True equality is characters who are so inspirational, that if you retell the story and change their gender, colour, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, or other details that people in the Real World don’t choose, they are still just as excellent a role model as they are in the original story. And while I fully believe “minorities” should be included in fiction, they shouldn’t be shoved into the story to meet a certain quotia imposed by the Politically Correct Police. What writers need to understand is equality is about quality, not quantity. 

Take, for example, the third installment of the Divergent trilogy: Allegiant.Without spoiling too much of the plotline, at one point in the book Tris meets these two dudes who like each other. Their characters don’t add anything to the plot. They’re only seen once. So what’s their purpose both as characters and in for no apparent reason letting the protagonist know such a personal detail? Oh, well, Roth wants everyone to know that just because her main characters aren’t gay doesn’t make her homophobic! Is that equality? No. That’s political correctness.

In contrast, Doctor Who has had quite a few openly homosexual characters–some more open than others. Some gay. Some omnisexual. Some bisexual. Some lesbian. Some more openly out of the closet than others. And do there need to be as many as LBGT-Q characters as heterosexual characters for them to be treated equally? No. They’re treated equally because, just like their heterosexual friends, they have developed character qualities, preferences, histories. They’re not “the good guys” just because it’s “discrimination” to have any minority be the villain, but because regardless of how much of their background is laid out, the writers give us reason to believe their lives leading up to their introduction has shaped them into “good guys”. Captain Jack Harkness was introduced as a con man–not a “villain” in the traditional sense but not a goody-two-shoes either– but changes into a character whose life is dedicated to protecting a planet still learning how to deal with aliens. Additionally, they never have to shove it down viewers’ throats screaming “ACCEPT US! ACCEPT US! ACCEPT US!”, because acceptance comes through understanding, and giving minority characters equal backstory allows viewers to understand them as human beings– just like any other person.

Another example is Joss Whedon’s works. He is applauded for being a male who can write strong female characters. Yet though he has written women who are warriors (e.g. Buffy, Zoe, Melinda May), he also has done a brilliant job writing women who are strong characters without even wielding weapons. A strong character doesn’t need to be physically strong, which Joss displays beautifully as he has men and women who are physically strong, and men and women who are not physically strong. Xander and Simon certainly aren’t the type of men who get into bar fights because someone disagreed with them. Yet both men would gladly get pulverised to defend the people they cared about, which shows strength of character. Kaylee ran away from the only fight we ever saw her do so much as hold a weapon, yet she in no way is a weak character because of that–being put in a situation the character isn’t mentally adapt to doesn’t show weakness; it shows humanity. Not everyone in the Real World will learn how to shoot a gun or even disarm someone aiming a gun at them, and that’s okay. Because people have different emotions, different mental capabilities, and weapons aren’t for everyone. Kaylee is a strong character because she’s realistic. She’s a role model because she has the most compassionate heart. While we need characters like Buffy Summers to encourage us to be strong, we also need characters like Kaylee to hold our hand when we’re scared and remind us that to be afraid doesn’t mean you’re a coward, it means you’re human.

But way too many modern writers are buying into this idea that if you don’t have as many females in a story as males, the writer(s) are misogynist. Characters like Martha Jones, Haleth, Buffy, Tenel Ka, Elsa, and many more aren’t equal because they’re roughly 50% of the leading characters in their stories, but because the characters themselves are role models to the audience–and not for being a “minority” that has to be put into the story, or else the writer is discriminating. The best writers write “real” people and don’t give a fuck about being politically correct.

I could go on about different minority groups, but homosexuality and gender are two of the major hot-button issue-non-issues. Ultimately, until every story viewer can judge the quality of a character in a gender-blind, colour-blind, orientation-blind (etc. etc. etc.) manner, political correctness will outweigh equality.

jonesjourneys  asked:

Do you think as a writer it is good to be a reader of a wide variety of genres and authors? Or stick to reading the genre (s) that you write?

We can sit around and police writers about what they should or shouldn’t be reading until the cows come home. Read in your genre! Read out of your genre! Read classics! Read poetry! You have to read this book if you want to be a writer. All writers have to read this book. 

I read a lot of varied genres when I was younger, up until around a year ago, and now that I’ve kind of found my taste in books I tend to stick more to that–not 100%, but for the most part. It’s good to branch out and expose yourself to a variety of books, but it’s also good to read what you enjoy. At this point in my life, I don’t purposefully read out of my genre just for the sake of it, but I read a lot of variety at other points in my life so I have a good understanding of those genres. 

Oh, I Do Love To Be Beside The Seaside

Pierre Fournier’s death is ruled as potential suicide, but the case takes a turn when the autopsy reveals the circumstances of his death aren’t all they seem.

Read on to find out who killed him 


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Gotham s1e8 :  Gertrude tells Oswald the story of how she handled the situation when another girl in school was mean to her. The teacher was no help because the teacher was the girl’s lover. So, Gertrude denounced the girl’s father to the secret police.  The writers have given us a glimpse into Gertrude’s personality. Did Oswald learn how to be cold-blooded and manipulative from his Mama? Was Gertrude more than her fussy, helpless exterior suggested?


Found this on a artist’s blog that I was following. This is half “take a look at this shit” and half a PSA:

If an artist tells you not to tag something as kin, hell, not to tag something as ANYTHING you shouldn’t do it.

“But, I’ve never seen people who say they’re kin with a character police artists/writers on what they can do with a character! Or if they do, it’s not that big of a deal anyway!" 

Go in the "kin” tag for 5 mins and then get back to me, it happens a lot more then you think. People will harass others just because “they didn’t portray me right! uwu” And this doesn’t just happen on drawing/writing blogs, I’ve seen this happen often on a lot of roleplaying blogs and certain “of the day” blogs too (cough heterosexualcharacteroftheday cough)

“Well, I don’t mind people tagging my art/writing as kin!”

Good for you, but not all artists/writers feel the same way. People will react differently to different things. I’m sure there are things that make you uncomfortable, but other people can handle them just fine.

“There are worse things people do in fandoms! People make porn of children characters and yet you’re worried about what people tag your stuff as?”

????? Those two things have nothing to do with each other? And just because something isn’t as big of a deal as something else doesn’t mean people still can’t complain about it, or can only complain about one thing at a time.