probably could've been a lot better if they were in it

anonymous asked:

I've read one of the DLC posts that said how you guys don't want to return "a partially-filled tank", or rather how you want to use up as much of the tank as possible. (It's the post that talks about budgets and "zots". The paragraph in question is right below the gas meter picture.) If the game feels as tight and complete as it could've been before you used up all of the money, wouldn't it be wiser to save the remaining money so the game doesn't have quite as high expectations of success?

It’s not that we don’t want to. It’s that we can’t. You can’t get a refund on partially-developed stuff any more than you can get the butter, sugar, and eggs back out of the cake batter, or the air out of the balloon and back into the tank. That money is gone. We used it to pay developers to do work. They turned that time and money into game assets and code, and that’s a one-way transition.

You have to realize that we can’t build each individual part of the game one at a time, test it out, and decide whether to keep going. That would take far too long to finish the project. Instead, we divide the developers up into different sub teams and build many parts of the game simultaneously. This way we can have many people working on many different parts of the game at the same time in order to do as much as we collectively can within the schedule. For example, the combat team probably doesn’t need to do much with the VFX team. The server programmers probably don’t need to talk to the UI artists. They can work independently of each other on different parts of the same game at the same time. 

Unfortunately, predicting the future can be really, really hard.

What if Desmal, the senior programmer, gets a better job offer elsewhere and decides to leave? That’s certainly not going to be in the schedule. Somebody will have to take over the features she was working on, and she may have been the only person to understand how her code worked. That feature might have to get cut simply because nobody else can feasibly finish it. What if the system Neelo is designing just isn’t quite fun enough? The feature has gone through multiple design reviews and iterations and it’s close to being good, but everyone agrees that it’s still missing something. Unfortunately, the time Neelo was allotted is gone. Now what? Do we cut Neelo’s work? Do we pull Mike off of his work in order to assist Neelo and try to get Neelo’s feature over the hump? And if we did do that, what happens to Mike’s feature?

We can’t get a refund for all the work that Desmal or Neelo did up to this point either. We can’t suck that development time back out and put it into something else. That time is gone, and we aren’t getting it back. That’s where the unfinished content comes from - we try a lot of stuff, some of it doesn’t work, the stuff that’s lower priority gets cut to make sure we have enough left in the tank for the higher priority stuff. Maybe we can resurrect some of it with some additional budget, but that’s only going to come if we can justify that from a business perspective. Nobody wants to throw good money after bad.

These are all real examples (with names changed, of course) of unforeseen issues I’ve actually had to deal with on past projects. At one company, I saw months of engineers’ work wasted because the engineering lead on that feature passed away from a heart attack and the system lost its architect. Shit happens. Things don’t always go as expected. I have yet to work on a project where we were able to finish everything we set out to do with no cuts whatsoever, and I’ve been doing this professionally for over a decade. We’re often put into a situation of having to choose between one option and another, but not able to have both. We are also often put into a situation where we started something awesome with full intention to finish it, but circumstances conspired against us and there was nothing we could do to save it. Many projects have been sunk because we kept throwing more and more resources into a system or feature that just required too much and we were too busy thinking about sunk cost to see it.


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dmcreif  asked:

DD S02E12: Do you think that breaking up the firm was the right choice to do? Would it have been better for Matt, Karen and Foggy to just tough it out and try to keep the firm running? Because I feel like the decision was in a gray area and there's a part of me that thinks that they could've patched things up enough and continued running Nelson & Murdock as is, but at the same time acknowledges the reasons they dissolved are justifiable.

    We do think breaking up the firm was the right choice (though it certainly wasn’t easy to watch). While they could probably have soldiered on a bit longer, that would have only delayed the inevitable, as we feel that this falling-out was bound to happen eventually. The three of them were rapidly heading in different directions in the last few episodes of Season 2– with Matt focusing on his superheroics, Foggy making a name for himself as a lawyer, and Karen plunging headfirst into the world of investigative journalism. They were all prioritizing different things, and all holding each other back in different ways. As it is, we’re just glad the partnership ended as calmly as it did, with all parties agreeing that this was probably for the best.

    Karen’s new job at the Bulletin will allow her the freedom to fight injustice that she so desperately needs, with a boss who knows her backstory and understands her. Foggy’s new firm will allow him to build his confidence as a lawyer, giving him the high-powered legal career he dreamed of in college and offering him an opportunity to finally step out of Matt’s shadow. Matt finally has a minute to, well, figure things out in general. He hasn’t done that yet, but the events of Season 2 and The Defenders will hopefully provide him some perspective on how he wants to live, and on how he might balance the two sides of his life. And they will all have an opportunity to reflect on their relationships with each other outside of the emotional whirlwind of the events of Season 2.  

    Of course, we don’t want this separation to be permanent, and The Defenders has now complicated the situation further, due to… what happened in the last episode. But once that plays out, we’re confident that eventually Matt and Foggy will end up rebuilding their partnership. The firm meant a lot to them, after all, and they’re best friends who enjoy working together. Whether Karen will return from her job at the Bulletin is up for debate– but regardless, she’ll  likely remain close with both of them. Matt, Foggy, and Karen separated and reunited on numerous instances in the comics. Ideally, this time apart will result in their friendship being rebuilt, stronger than ever.       

My personal thoughts on all of the Nicktoons (so far as of May 2017)
  • Doug: Cute, sweet show. I love it. Sad how it tends to be labeled as "boring" now- it's still a great show. And of course it kicked off the whole "slice-of-life cartoons" trend so that's pretty cool. And yes, I did like the Disney version. But it's nowhere near as good as the Nick version.
  • Rugrats: Probably one of my favorite cartoons ever. Funny, clever, great characters, great music, great '90s aesthetics, and Klasky-Csupo's style is perfect. One of THE best Nicktoons..too bad it got dumbed down in 2001. Ugh...it was such a great show and then I don't know what happened there. Rugrats in Paris should've been the finale. But...even the later episodes are better than it's spin-offs.
  • The Ren and Stimpy Show: While I'm not the biggest fan of most gross-out shows, I LOVE this one. I'm pretty much with Mr. Enter on how most gross-out cartoons seem to be TRYING to be R&S but rarely getting it right. The characters are hilarious and it's so weird, it's funny. But the less about Adult Party Cartoon; the better.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Amazing show and I'm really excited for the TV movie...whenever that's coming out. I love the visual style, the music, the characters, and I'm sure I love it even more as an adult than I did as a kid (and I did love it as a kid)
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: Another great show (really, Nick was at it's highest point in the '90s, but the early-to-mid '90s especially). Love the characters, the intentionally ugly style...it's just great. Shame it tends to be so underrated.
  • Hey Arnold!: One of the greatest cartoons ever and probably the best Nicktoon ever. I love how it never tried to shy away from more mature themes that other kids' shows wouldn't try touching and it did a great job at it. Looking forward to the Jungle Movie, and of course...Helga was the best.
  • KaBlam!: I loved it as a kid. As an adult, I REALLY wonder why. The wraparounds try way too hard to be "hip", just akwardly shoehorning in references attempting to be the next TTA or Animaniacs, but falling completely flat. Characters were annoying but the voice acting was awesome. I do need to give the show credit for making me a ska fan. Most of the individual shorts kind of sucked but Action League Now! was hilarious and The Off-Beats was cute. And of course...
  • Life With Loopy: Yes I had to give this it's own mention because it's just that good. Nick really needs to give this one it's own series because the campy and surreal nature mixed with the overall sweetness was just a perfect blend, and the animation style was pretty awesome. The title character is just so perfect and so underrated. And I LOVE how aesthetically '90s the whole show is.
  • The Angry Beavers: Another one that's pretty underrated. I always really loved this show. I love all the banter and ad-libbing between Norbert and Daggett. And the music was great. I still listen to "Beaver Fever" and "I Think I Like You" now and again (also...Salem and Zim as beavers. How could you go wrong there?)
  • CatDog: Everyone hates this show but I really loved it. I love the character designs, CatDog themselves, and the theme song is NEVER going to leave my head. Sure, it's no Rocko or Hey Arnold!, but it's still a funny show.
  • Oh Yeah! Cartoons: Unlike KaBlam!, this one had different shorts in every episode rather than just four main short series, so it would take too long to go over all of them (not to mention that a good chunk of them aren't even online!). A lot of the shorts on this show were really funny and had some great visual styles. And Mina and the Count still needs a TV show.
  • The Wild Thornberrys: Really loved this show; I was the "animal kid" in my class so obviously I really liked this one. I just really love Klasky-Csupo. The movie was awesome and so was the show.
  • SpongeBob Squarepants: One of the funniest cartoons ever. While it got annoying seeing it become a schedule clog, the earlier episodes are still great. I heard that it got itself out of seasonal rot (look, let's pretend most of what came in-between the movie and the second movie never happened), but I rarely watch Nick anymore so I wouldn't know. Let's hope so.
  • Rocket Power: Not one of my favorites as a kid or as an adult (I wasn't really into the extreme sports craze), but my friends really liked it so I watched it with them and yeah, I enjoyed what I saw. It does have it's funny moments and while it's incredibly cheesy and way too late '90s/early 2000s that it hurts, it's a fun watch just for the cheese.
  • As Told By Ginger: A great show that I don't think I really appreciated enough until I got older. I guess I was just a LITTLE too young when it was new and by the time I was older and getting more into it...the show got cancelled. It's a really great show and one of Nick's best slice-of-life shows.
  • The Fairly OddParents: Really funny...for the first four seasons. S5 was when it started to slip and everything after that just got worse and worse. I still have fond memories of watching the older seasons and they're still good...but let's hope that jump to Nicktoons meant something.
  • Invader Zim: Great show, great animation, great character designs...did NOT deserve to be screwed over. I'm really looking forward to the TV movie. But...while I do love GIR (though he's not my #1 favorite character), the whole Hot Topic worship of GIR was pretty annoying. Let's face it- 2006/2007 on the internet was a bad time.
  • ChalkZone: Really cute. Admittedly I like the worldbuilding elements and characters a little more than the actual episodes (I did love all of S1 though; I think it was the best season), it's still great. S4 was...not the best though. From what we know about the canned S5, it was probably gonna be a lot better but...Nick had to be Nick. Let us have S5, already. And really- why didn't we get a ton of Snap merchandise?
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Good show but I liked the movie more. Had some really funny moments and is so aesthetically early 2000s that it's pretty fun looking back on.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: Loved this one and I wish it got more recognition. Jenny was absolutely adorable and she was a hero to me as a kid (okay, looking back...I'm sure I had a crush on Jenny). Sad that the network treated it like shit.
  • All Grown Up!: The special was good. The first season was pretty good. After that I felt like I was reading glorified Rugrats fanfic. All it was really was "Ginger Lite" as ATBG was dealing with the heavier stuff while this was all the leftover stuff. Rugrats was great and had an interesting premise. AGU! was more of the same.
  • Danny Phantom: This was the last Nicktoon I REALLY loved as a kid. A really good show that could've gotten even more awesome had it's own creator not fucked it up. Ugh...I want a revival but PLEASE let it be by Steve Marmel and not Butch. Also Sam was like...my hero...as a preteen. And I've got tons of purple and black in my wardrobe (and the same purple lipstick) now that may or may not have been influenced by her (well, that and/or the fact that those are my favorite colors anyway). Like many others...I totally had a crush on Danny as a kid.
  • Avatar the Last Airbender: Okay, admittedly...I was never into this show. But I praise it for it's themes, animation, story...while I personally couldn't get into it, it still is a great show and probably the last really good Nicktoon for a while. And yeah- we don't talk about that movie.
  • Catscratch: I didn't really see enough of it but what I saw I liked. Wanted to see more but it came and went really fast.
  • The Xs: While the previews for it looked pretty good, I...did not like it. I watched it when it premiered and everything but it was a letdown. Felt like they were trying WAY too hard to make their own version of The Incredibles but with Erin Esurance-esque animation. Voice acting was great though (I noticed that Wendie Malick was the saving grace for TWO bad 2005 cartoons)
  • El Tigre: Okay this was RIGHT around the time I was starting to lose interest/outgrow Nickelodeon. Had a great premise and could've been a really good show and I was looking forward to it, but it felt like tons of other flash cartoons at the time and the voice acting could've been a lot better (great talents- direction-wise though...). Maybe if I were a younger kid when it came out, I would've liked it more, but...it was annoying. But the creator has made some other great stuff and I STILL need to see The Book of Life. I'm kicking myself for not seeing it in the theaters due to my work and college schedule.
  • Tak and the Power of JuJu: Didn't play the games but I already knew the franchise was pretty much dying by the time the show came out. It was awful. And we never heard from Tak again...
  • Back at the Barnyard: The movie had it's problems but was at least watchable. The show was just annoying and unfunny.
  • The Mighty B!: Unpopular opinion, but...I really loved this show. It has problems, but there was something about it I couldn't hate. Bessie was just such a great character. Wasn't a big fan of the grossout elements but otherwise it was really funny. Not a great show, but I was entertained enough.
  • Rugrats Pre-School Daze: YES THIS IS A REAL SHOW. Ugly art style (I'm pissed that K-C didn't use their signature style and went for something more "cutesy"; it just looked awful), bland writing, and really not a very interesting series. No wonder why it only lasted four episodes and didn't even air in the US until 2008 after all the episodes were released direct-to-video as bonus features on those Tales of the Crib DVDs (the less about them, the better). All it felt like was a desperate attempt to keep a dying franchise alive.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar: I was pretty neutral to the Madagascar franchise- saw the first movie in theaters and it was alright; wasn't dying to see the sequels so I never did. The show however never did anything for me.
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum: While I was already losing interest in Nick around 2005-2007, this was right around the time where I was officially done. I was a teenager at this point and not into this stuff anymore, but I stuck around for the old SpongeBob or FOP rerun and well...guilty pleasure Mighty B!. Then they changed the logo. And then this show came out. God...it was SO annoying. Annoying theme song, annoying characters...animation style would've worked a lot better if it was in 2D rather than CGI; it just fell way too deep into the uncanny valley for me. I wouldn't say this was the final nail in the coffin for me though; it was definitely the logo change.
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy: Didn't like it. Jokes weren't that funny. I did love the character designs though.
  • Planet Sheen: Sheen didn't need a spinoff. This was one of the worst ideas ever.
  • Kung-Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness: Liked the first movie (I need to watch it again), haven't seen the sequels but I should. Was bored with the TV show.
  • TMNT: Haven't seen it but I've heard nothing but good things about it. Maybe I should check it out.
  • The Legend of Korra: Heard it was pretty good, but as I wasn't really into Avatar I probably wouldn't be too interested.
  • Robot and Monster: Never saw.
  • Monsters vs. Aliens: Saw the movie and it was...alright. Didn't think it was warranting of a TV series. Didn't watch it.
  • Sanjay and Craig: Saw some of it while waiting for another show to come and...I never wanted to watch it again. Not a fan of the character designs and it was really unfunny. But it's better than Breadwinners.
  • Rabbids Invasion: I did like the Rabbids games as a preteen but...by this time, I don't think they were that popular anymore. Didn't watch it. How is it still running?
  • Breadwinners: Worst Nicktoon ever (so far). Ugly characters, awful animation, shitty writing...how did this get greenlit? Nick...just because "it's for kids" doesn't mean "we can half-ass it"
  • Harvey Beaks: What's this? A GOOD NICKTOON? Yes- it's such a cute show with cute character designs, really nice animation...it's got a nice, nostalgic feel to it while also feeling like something brand new that Nick hasn't done. I'm pissed that it was screwed over.
  • Pig Goat Banana Cricket: Like Monsters, I like how it's "intentionally ugly" and some of the jokes/line delivery managed to be pretty funny, but is otherwise pretty meh to me overall. I'd like it more if I were seven, because hey, that's the show's target audience.
  • The Loud House: I'm glad it has positive representation (thank you for including gay parents in one of your shows, Nick!), but otherwise it's just too bland and cliched for me. Nice character designs; animation could be better. Again, I'd probably like it more if I were in the target audience.
  • Bunsen is a Beast!: Haven't watched it. Don't plan on it, either.

grunklebill  asked:

i want to thank you for writing that snippet of "Obi-Wan's Life Gets Worse (Tho It's Not As Bad As It Could've Been)". i started wondering what bail and padme's reactions would be to the whole situation, if they were part of the 134 senators, if they knew what senator mandai was doing, if they're going to vote for him. any thoughts?

thank you! I’m really glad you enjoyed it, though I have to give a shout-out to @obaewankenope for coming up with the whole idea in the first place! 

Also that title is amazing. I love it.

As for Padmé and Bail, though, hmmmmmmmm.

Padmé Amidala moves through the Senate, Bail Organa at her side, heading toward the emergency session. The information she received about it is scarce, which troubles her, but she knows it’s been called by Senator Mandai of Haa’ndu. The only other information she possesses is that the session is about the war, the clones and the Jedi.

“Bail, do you know anything about Senator Mandai? Her political leanings, why she might have called this session, what exactly she’s planning to address? Anything?”

Bail hums and strokes his chin, easily keeping up with Padmé’s stride even when slightly distracted by his own thought process.

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De-Stressing

“I think my favorite is keith being a silent broody mess and someone trying to figure out his deal. lol someone annoying keith when he wants to be alone until he suddenly has to puke is one of my favorite things….I think [caretaker pidge is] fucking sweet and cute as hell usually. Especially if she’s super snarky but gets softer when she knows he’s really not feeling good.”

A/N: This is a thank you piece for @doublecheckyoself for the gorgeous art and the minific they did based on Sparring Match. No amount of words can express my thanks to you!

Set relatively close after The Blade of Marmora.


Nope. Absolutely not. Not tonight.

That’s what Keith’s stomach told him as he stared down the food goo in front of him, when only hours ago during training, it begged for sustenance. But now that the meal was here, there was no way in hell he was eating it.

Maybe it’s cause Galra don’t eat food goo… the paladin thought, They probably eat…I dunno, weird space mice. Am I going to have to start eating space mice? Do Allura’s mice count?

Keith’s stomach protested again, doing a somersault at the thought of eating mice. He pushed himself back from the table and scooped up the plate.

“I’m going to eat in my room.”

None of the others at the dinner table dared to stop him.

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(AU where Regina is still Snow’s stepmother and their relationship has always been terrible and then Leopold dies when Emma’s 3 and leaves her his fortune, everything to go to her when she comes of age, and Regina is livid and that’s when it gets really bad, first just snide remarks and so Snow and David stop going to visit (it’d only ever been out of some sense of obligation, she’s still family after all) but then it’s revealed that, should anything happen to Emma, the money would pass to Regina, and that’s when the random hang ups start, that’s when Snow and David move the first time, and there’s never anything to lead back to Regina, nothing but strange things like phone calls at 2 in the morning and getting home and swearing there hadn’t been a pen on the counter there, that they hadn’t left the windows open, little things that don’t amount to anything but Snow knows her stepmother and so they go, never staying one place long - 

And as Emma gets older it gets worse - strange men trying to get Emma from school but she never goes and the teachers have been warned about things like this - the house getting broken into - strange cars driving by or staying parked outside - 

And so the moves continue. 

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I’m laughin I’m cryin because I Realized Anna and Ben did the same thing, but different/similar:

1. Anna tries to marry a British Officer, knowing his loyalties | Ben gets involved with a Tory, not knowing her loyalties

2. Anna tries to marry the Officer | for Ben it’s a one-night-only

3. Anna fully intends to go through with marrying Hewlett | Ben says he wants Sarah to come back to camp with him - I don’t know if he was even thinking in terms of marriage but he definitely thought they were Together and did not intend to leave things the way they wound up.

4. Anna’s attempt to marry Hewlett was something she planned | Ben’s thing with Sarah was entirely spur-of-the-moment

5. Anna and Hewlett didn’t | Ben and Sarah did

6. Hewlett and Anna,,,,,actually kinda knew each other | Ben and Sarah just met that day smh

7. just. the fact Annlett was something a lot of people wanted | and you could probably count on maybe…two hands…how many people were okay with the Livingston Debacle <.<

8. Hewlett was Invested in the relationship | Sarah was already Noping That by the very next day

9. both ended horribly but. Anna got sabotaged by a third party | Ben and Sarah didn’t need any help sinking their ship

10. Hewlett’s response is to leave the fight | Sarah’s is to join it

11. Hewlett survives the damn arc | Sarah doesn’t

 

bahoreal  asked:

Fic prompt: nursey/dex where noone believes they're in a relationship

When Dex finally kisses Nursey and the two of them start dating, they make a choice.  Rather than flat out tell everyone, they just won’t make an effort to hide, and let everyone figure it out for themselves.

That turns out to be a huge mistake.

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allihearisradiogaga  asked:

"Man, you look like shit." "Wow, thanks."

The kitchenette’s full of the scent of strong coffee when he stumbles into it. Keith’s at the stove, prying a burnt puddle of pancake batter off the bottom of a skillet that he probably hadn’t buttered with their one spatula. He looks up when Lance comes in. “Morning. How are you feeling?”

“Fine,” Lance mumbles back. He gropes blindly in the cupboard for a mug and closes his fingers around the first handle they find. 

“I’m making pancakes.”

“Hm.”

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anonymous asked:

Hi! Do you have some headcanons about the Sand Siblings having their first crush on someone? Do you think Shikamaru could've been the first guy Temari actually liked? How do you think her brothers reacted? Do you think it's possible that Kankuro had developed a small crush on Sakura after she had healed him? (Sorry about sending so many questions at once :) )

I think Shikamaru was probably the first person Temari ever really REALLY liked, as in actually grew attached to. But I don’t think he was the first person she had a crush on or was attracted to. I don’t think Temari is one to trust people easily. In fact I think she’s an incredibly difficult person to break through to, as she has well placed walls and no interest in crumbling them. That said, she still has feelings, so i’m sure she developed a small infatuation with at least SOMEONE during her youth. 

Because I’m terrible and self destructive I’ve always had this headcanon that the first person she ever truly started to like was killed by Gaara. After that she kind of starts to view herself as a death trap and doesn’t pursue anything further. Wow that’s horrible I know you probably wanted cute headcanons and I give you this. I’ll try to do better. 

SO BROTHERS REACTING TO SHIKAMARU. 
- First of all, Temari definitely does not tell them when her and Shikamaru first start becoming like….a thing. In fact she plans on keeping it a secret forever. But Kankuro knows her too well and when she is briefing Gaara on her last visit to Konoha he picks up on the tremor in her voice when she says Shikamaru’s name. He picks up on the way the corner of her lips curve upward and the way her eyes soften. “Oh my god. You’re with him aren’t you” She denies it a little too emphatically. “YOU ARE. YOU ARE WITH HIM” Temari immediately turns to Gaara and is like “this isn’t interfering with my work there, it’s just a casual thing that’s happening…” meanwhile Gaara is completely lost. What. Who is ‘he?’. I thought we were talking about diplomatic relationships not…..whatever this is. 
- The chunnin exams are being held in Suna the first time they see him following the revelation that he’s sort-of-dating-without-the-label their sister. It is so awkward. Actually, it’s just awkward for Shikamaru. Its annoying for Kankuro. The circumstances of the predicament are completely lost on Gaara, however, who is not at all perturbed by Shikamaru’s presence to the point that it’s almost as if he isn’t even cognitively aware that he should be. It’s only when Kankuro, who hates Shikamaru on principle, starts talking about “what an ass that Nara guy is” that Gaara even begins to react somewhat to the situation at hand. “As long as its not affecting her work” “IT IS affecting her work!” “seems like it may be affecting your work more than hers”. Kankuro just rolls his eyes in annoyance as he lies on top of a pile of neglected paperwork. Gaara clearly doesn’t understand. 
- Shikamaru is ultimately like….really ughhhh about the whole thing because he really likes Temari and he knows that for things to work her brothers have to like him too. Which is such a PAIN especially because they’re like…incredibly intimidating people. Gaara is the Kazekage…and even if he wasn’t he’s GAARA, how do you even have a casual conversation with him. “Hey so…you like….sand?” no that would never work. Even more concerning is Kankuro, who seems determined NOT to like him and frankly he’s confused as to why he is so hell bent on getting her brothers to approve of him in the first place. He never cares if people like him or not. But suddenly it’s like…crucial to his own being that these two people approve of him and they aren’t like…normal people they’re…TEMARI’S people and she’s a challenge herself so….ughhhhhhhhhhhh.
- Kankuro eventually begins to warm-up to Shikamaru, mostly because he’s really perceptive and realizes the advantages he has over the guy…because like….Shikamaru clearly wants his and Gaara’s approval but is also clearly scared shitless of them. It’s like this golden opportunity has just…FALLEN into his lap and that NEVER happens and he sure as hell is going to take advantage of it. He keeps making jokes and jabs that just leave Shikamaru nervously laughing and feeling really unsettled. Like Shikamaru will comment on how much he likes a certain trinket on their shelf or something and Kankuro will turn to him with a dark stony look on his face and say “that token is the ancient suna symbol for death and decay”. The color kind of….drains from Shikamaru’s face until finally Kankuro just bursts out laughing like “im just kidding man Gaara was practicing making animal shapes with his sand and came up with that”. Shikamaru is so uncomfortable, why did Temari leave. 

Okay so I really like writing about sand bros + Shikamaru so i’ll probably compile some more headcanons in a different post later, thanks for that question! 

As for Kankuro having a crush on Sakura, I don’t know…maybe? I have a hard time getting a handle on Kankuro + a love life because (despite what everything ive written before this point may imply) I don’t really focus a lot on ships when it comes to the sand siblings. The only reason I can write a lot about shikatema is because it was touched on in canon, but Kankuro…well Kankuro himself was barely touched on in canon. To me like….Kankuro comes off as kind of this promiscuous dude but not in a sleazy way. He’s a genuinely caring person, he doesn’t treat anyone he’s with poorly, even if it is just a short lived fling. I think he’s ‘married to his work’ in a sense so he doesn’t really consider a long term relationship as…in the cards any time soon. For god’s sake, he’s already in a long term relationship with covering Gaara’s ass and there isn’t room for much more.

As for Gaara and liaisons, he’s in a committed relationship with his cactus gardens and they’re very happy together. 

What Would Happen If They Were In A Zombie Apocalypse
  • Italy: Italy would be the guy who really can't do much to fend off the zombies, but people still let him in their group because he is a good cook, and can cheer up everyone when it looks like the end of the world. He can be a little annoying, and some people might even threaten to leave him behind if he doesn't snap out of it. Of course, Italy will cry and tell them that he can cook food for him/her/them, and that will be enough for him to stay
  • Germany: Doitsu will be the leader of the group. He will be the one who plans where the group will stay for a while, how they will attack zombies and stuff, and who they should become allies with and who they shouldn't. Germany will often try and attack head on, but then realize that he would probably end up dead and attacks from a far distance. His weapon would be an SMG of some sort.
  • Japan: Even though he would be quiet most of the time, Japan would always be thinking of new strategies and plans to use if they were suddenly attacked by a hoard of zombies. When Japan attacks, he would be swift and fast so he can be sure that he doesn't get bitten. Japan wouldn't like working with other groups due to suspicion, but after a while he would cooperate with them. Japan's weapon would be his katana
  • America: Mr. Freedom Pants would be the leader of his group. But he would make really bad decisions at times, and could possibly get people killed. His strength luckily makes up for his stupidity. America's group wouldn't have a lot of people in it, but he loves working with other groups and trading ideas to make him even better. When America sees a zombie, he is the first one to try and kill it. Even if he fails, he would brag that he saw it first and that they would've been dead if he didn't try and kill it. America's weapon of choice would be a pump shotgun.
  • England: England would in a group with himself. Even though he is by himself, he still gets around. If he finds a groups' HQ he would sneak in and steal some necessities. Sometimes, he might even stay with a group for a few days, but then disappear the next day. England would only kill zombies only when he needs to so he can save energy, time, money, and ammo. His weapon would be a hand gun.
  • France: France would try to fight the zombies, but then find it pointless and then give up. He would still be with his group because he knows how to get around places. When zombies appear though, he disappears. France might even have periods of sadness where he thinks that nothing good will ever happen. The only thing that could keep him happy is the group he is with is just happy all of the time, no matter the situation.
  • Russia: Although he may look cute, Russia would be even more violent then he is in the anime. Violently slaughtering zombies left and right, people would be terrified of him. The group that Russia was in would be feared by everyone else, and would probably be one of the best out there. Even though he can be super scary at times, he has a little crush on a person in the group and would do anything and everything to protect them. Russia's weapons would consist of SMGs, hand guns, knives and a lot of other weapons.
  • China: China would never fight. He would be the person who would fix weapons, scavenge for food, and try to reapair wounds. Everyone would like him, because it just seems as if he just keeps giving to everyone. If a zombie tries to attack him, people would defend him like crazy because they know if he dies, they would've lost a valuable member of the team.
  • Canada: Canada would search for the best places to stay, hunt wild animals for food, and help build shelters. He would rarely fight unless he absolutely had to. Although he may not be recognized and thanked for what he does, he would still help out the group he was with because he knows that he is keeping people alive for the time being. When he kills zombies, Canada would use a bow and arrow.
  • Prussia: Even though he wasn't the leader of the group, he would certainly act like it. Prussia would try to boss people around, and when they didn't follow his orders, he would eventually give up. He wouldn't be the best at killing zombies, but he had his really amazing moments and those we're what kept him alive and in groups. Prussia would use a Tommy Gun as a weapon.
  • Romano: Roma would try and act all tough, saying that he would kill all of the zombies that he sees, but when he actually sees one, he would get so scared he couldn't move. So instead of killing the zombies, he would break into stores that weren't already raided or semi-raided and take necessities for the group. Every night, he would be afraid to fall asleep in fear of getting be killed, so he would be an insomniac, making him even more irritable. Someone in the group he was with would have to comfort him to get him back to normal.
  • Spain: Spain would seem as if he doesn't care, but he has to fight he turns into a frightening version of himself. People would get very cautious around him so he doesn't snap on them. Most of the time, he is his normal lazy, cheerful self though. Spain wouldn't get to kill a lot of zombies, because he tends to overkill a lot. Someone would have to tell Spain that the zombie is dead and that needs to focus. Spain's weapons would be ballistic knives and hand guns.
  • Austria: The only reason Austria is alive and in a group of people is because he is close with a really strong member ((preferably Hungary but w/e floats your boat)) and they threaten to leave if Austria can't stay. Most of the time, he just complains that he doesn't have the life that he had before, making everyone even more mad at him. To make matters even worse, he can't walk far without frequent breaks, and doesn't really know how to fight.
  • Hungary: Hungary would be a really strong member of a group. She would never back down from a fight and always try to push through the hoards of zombies. Hungary would use quick moves to swiftly kill zombies in a sufficient manner. People in her group and different groups would admire her, even though she doesn't think of herself as that great. Sometimes she might even think back to life before the apocalypse and wonder what she could've done different to prevent this from happening even though none of it is her fault. Hungary's weapon of choice would be a sword and shield.
  • Switzerland: Switzy would be the leader of a small group consisting of only elite people. He would make plans to attack from far away so his group would be safe and no zombies would get in a certain parameter of their HQ. He would've stocked up on necessities for the apocalypse once he got the first slightest suspicion that something bad would happen. Switzerland would do business with other groups, so he would have a lot of different things. Switzerland's weapons would be a lot of guns.
  • Liechtenstein: Although she isn't the strongest, she would be in the same group as Switzerland, because they both have a special place in their hearts for each other ((To me this is sibling love, you can interpret this as anyway you want)). Liechtenstein would go and more ammo, guns and food for the group when they need it from the secret place they put all of that. Even though she can't fight, all of the people in the group love her, because she is just so sweet and caring.
  • Ukraine: At times, Ukraine can be happy, saying that things will be alright. But at other times, she would just remember that it's an apocalypse and that things will end up with everyone on earth dying. Her two attitudes make her need a group of people that will let her in, even though she can do very little. Ukraine may not know it, but her group loves her for her kindness and would never ditch her.
  • Belarus: Belarus would make her way from group to group trying to find Russia, not for love but to make sure that her little brother is safe. Once she finds him and she knows he is safe, Belarus would find a group that was strong and would survive for a long time. Belarus would be one of the strongest members of the group, killing the zombies left and right. She might not like anyone in the group, but if it means a higher survival rate, then she'll join. Belarus's weapons would be her trusty knives.
signs as things you regret
  • aries: starting a race off sprinting and having no energy to finish
  • taurus: getting in the shower then forgetting your new bottle of shampoo outside
  • gemini: saying something you didn't mean out loud just because it crossed your mind
  • cancer: not doing enough fun things as a child
  • leo: every moment you could've said something amazing in a group conversation but didn't
  • virgo: leaving all your responsibilities off for the morning after and staying up way too late
  • libra: eating too much, sleeping too much, talking too much, everything that you've done today way too much
  • scorpio: not getting out of bed at all during the weekend
  • sagittarius: leaving some people you probably should've stuck with just because you were afraid of missing out on someone better
  • capricorn: waiting too long to do something about that thing that's been bugging you
  • aquarius: not getting their number :/
  • pisces: spending the money you promised yourself you'd save up
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Vault Chat
  • <Jack White> morning
  • <Jack White> it's going good, very good
  • <Yepsen> I saw Olivia Jean last night, she's killing it out there.
  • <Jack White> glad you did, her band and her are taking it to a new level of energy
  • <inamaneschy> thank you for the concert in sao paulo. was life changing
  • <Jack White> sao paulo!
  • <Alia Kaakani> will you be going to Detroit at all for the Frida Kahlo exhibit?!
  • <Jack White> i'll be in detroit but won't have time for frida this tirp
  • <Jettkoral> will the new vault package be announced soon?
  • <Jack White> yes we are announcing soon
  • <Th3Whit3Shad0w> will you be coming back to the UK anytime soon?
  • <Jack White> sorry can't do that, only a few shows left...
  • <MissELuna> been meaning to ask you if you are familiar with Billy Joe Shaver?
  • <Jack White> yes.
  • <von_Kytzia> What plans after coachella? Big vacations?
  • <Jack White> have a nice cool week after coachella that you'll hear about soon...
  • <thirdgirl> it's great that some vault folks were able to join you at the tidal launch!
  • <Jack White> wish you could've all been there, it was very nice.
  • <BlueOrchid> are you working on more solo material?
  • <Jack White> no, working on chairs and expanding third man's universe
  • <Kasey> Will smaller artists be treated more fairly with Tidal tha, say, Sporify?
  • <Jack White> damn straight. i'm aiming to get unknown artists paid so that they can make more music.
  • <Malinda_Lee> can you tell us more about tidal?
  • <Jack White> tidal is going to help a lot of artists out, i'm talking about the punk band that has 50k hits on youtube and doesn't see a dime
  • <Alan Spaulding> Jack, any recommendations on which headphones to best experience TIDAL?
  • <Jack White> grades if you can, anything but ear buds!
  • <Vinnie Vrhovnik> Will vault members get any exclusive Tidal content?
  • <Jack White> lots of things in the works on that, stay tuned and don't be worried
  • <Aly Fava> I think Tidal is a noble cause, I don't understand the backlash that it's getting.
  • <Jack White> there's a lot of misinformation about music in the last decade, people know that it costs a lot of money to make a super hero movie, but they don't know that it costs millions to make a country album too
  • <LazyDynamite> Will the release of Tidal help TMR grow as a company?
  • <Jack White> we want to get the music of tmr from the unknown artists out to as many people as possible
  • <Keke> thank you for being an advocate for all musicians, not just the ones who have made it.
  • <Jack White> glad you dig it, unknown musicians don't have a voice being heard, i want those artists to make a living at being artists so more great music can happen
  • <boyd5647> Jack, I really struggled to tell a large difference in "high definition" audio with the PONO player. Is TIDAL that much better?
  • <Jack White> depends on what you're listening too. ear buds and computer speakers are only good for ham radio as far as i can hear! haha
  • <Jack White> remember there was a culture of hi fidelity stereo audiophiles that got tossed aside because of computers being the new stereo. there was a lot of beauty in that, just like watching a nicely streamed hd movie on a wide screen television with surround sound
  • <Big III> come on Jack we're all asking about DW, give us little something...
  • <Jack White> @Big III lots of plates spinning....
  • I still support McIntosh : -)
  • <Jack White> well macintosh is great, but very expensive. there are cheaper, affordable choices for good sound for everyone
  • <MissELuna> I like the concept, I just don't think I can spend the money...
  • <Jack White> well i used to buy three records a month at 18 bucks a piece when i was a teenager bussing tables, i also went to the movies three times a month, what did that cost? same as today with inflation? hmmm...
  • <MaWaiDu> Jack this day 37 of a 40 day fast, any suggestions for my first meal?
  • <Jack White> steak.
  • <AmyPresley520> What are some of your favorite artists on Tidal that we can check out?
  • <Jack White> i want to get all of tar's music on tidal, so those songwriters and musicians can get their songs to a bigger audience (remember most of those artists don't get radio airplay) and i want them to get paid royalties for their songs too so they can live
  • <LazyDynamite> How big of game changer do you think Tidal will be?
  • <Jack White> it's about educating everyone. it could make a difference just like tmr has made in the vinyl world in that last 6 years, it starts with people who think music is sacred and beautiful.
  • <AmandaRae> I think Tidal is great for the fact that it will get more money to artists. After reading how little Pharrell from Pandora streaming off of one of "Happy." Really made me realize how little musicians just starting out must be making, when Pharrell only made $2700 off of something like 43 million plays
  • <Jack White> yep, whoever started the model of making a website get paid by big advertisers (youtube) and not pay that money to the artists GENERATING the interest, makes no sense to an artist trying to survive
  • <AmyPresley520> I totally understand wanting to help out smaller artists. My musicians buddies are all struggling.
  • <Jack White> but also bigger artists, medium artists, whatever, if PSY gets viewed 2 billion times and makes a couple grand, where did all his money go?
  • <Jack White> it's also very important to buy real records from artists you love when they are on tour, that but gas in our tanks when we were struggling,
  • <Professor J> Kudos on the Tidal release. For people who are upset over paying more for exclusive content through Tidal and not through the vault probably don't understand the extra financial obligation there would be to hosting such files/services on site. I like the idea of this both for TMR as an entity and for the artists who get hosed via other streaming services.
  • <Jack White> stay tuned, lots of things in the works i can't relay yet...
  • <macwacky> is the Reason the RRS never ventures into Long Island is because our traffic is legendarily so bad that it couldn't choogle?
  • <Jack White> @macwacky it's far away man!
  • <Jinxy’sDelight> are you stretching youself too thin lately?
  • <Jack White> always have, what else is new? haha
  • <Eketelle> What do you want to be when you grow up!?
  • <Jack White> just like you.
  • <Katie Kaz> I saw OJ at the Magic Stick last night. Fantastic show. Great venue. A lot of good memories/shows there. Any thoughts on its upcoming change over to an electronic music venue?
  • <Jack White> well they got to go with the flow
  • <Kevin Ringgenberg> Is this the Tigers year?
  • <Jack White> hell yeah you know it.
  • <Tony DeGenaro> boring question: what is your favorite venue in Detroit?
  • <Jack White> masonic temple.
  • <MaWaiDu> Jack, did all the artists from Tidal get along?
  • yes we did. we spent all last night talking and discussing ways to make it very cool. here's the shocker : musicians want you to hear their music in the best possible
  • <Jack White> way
  • <Jack White> ways
  • <Jack White> we mix on very nice speakers and systems only to have 90% of it be heard on tiny components that cut out half the information
  • <MrBigStuff> will you ever meet RobJones?
  • <Jack White> @MrBigStuff no.
  • <Yepsen> Any largely unknown artists we should be looking for on Tidal?
  • <Jack White> i hope tons. i want tons of obscure albums that haven't been digitized to be on there too. loretta lynn recorded something like 90 albums! how many can you acquire or stream digitally? 4? 6? where are the other 80+?
  • <Aly Fava> Which is why I find it interesting that you listen to your music playback in your car when you're working on records, or so I read.
  • <Jack White> digital in the car, vinyl in the bedroom
  • <Jack White> baby
  • <Mallory McClain> was the Nashville show with Loretta Lynn filmed? I'd love to have a DVD of that night
  • <Jack White> maybe....
  • <KatieKat> why are you so sexy?
  • <Jack White> i am just as god made me.
  • <Professor J> Does Tidal have any plans for supporting independent artists? I hear that services like Youtube will soon be wiping away independent artists vids etc. or they will be charging them to host their content....soomething to that effect anyway...
  • <Jack White> lots of ideas, but you KNOW i'm all for independent artists getting heard.
  • <Jack White> you have to understand something interesting; when we do a 45, just a single, with an unknown artist at tmr, it's a big investment in production and manufacturing. how do you get people to listen and buy that record so they artist can stay afloat? you can't get radio play for them, so that's why streaming is an interesting way to turn people on to unknown music.
  • <bloomooks> It was so special seeing you with Loretta onstage! So happy to have been there. I just read her autobiography
  • <Jack White> oh yeah.
  • <MaWaiDu> Jack, I have to speak to 200 highschoolers today about leadership, anything I should mention?
  • <Jack White> respect the people you are leading. they are as smart as you, they just need motivation and a central person directing the game.
  • <ry3313> jack have you considered adding an extra tier to the vault that includes tidal at a slight discount
  • <Jack White> patience....
  • <EJ Kopec> Tidal is a bit ellitest to be talking about the little guy in the music industry no?
  • <Jack White> what is elitist about it?
  • <Jack White> who's speaking for the little guy?
  • <MaWaiDu> jack, it's because everyone has gotten used to free and cheap
  • <Jack White> should movies be free too? how about food?
  • <kawhite> Jack did you enjoy your time in Brasil? Thank you so much again
  • <Jack White> i loved brazil are you kidding?
  • <BexicoCity> when you planning on taking a break? Don't get me wrong I love everything you're doing for us but I worry bout you wearing yourself out!
  • <Jack White> i have a few shows left...
  • <vcaicco> I think the idea of tidal is fantastic! My big concern is the exclusive content showing up there instead of here
  • <Jack White> don't worry, our vault world was here before tidal
  • <Jack White> gots to go y'all
  • <Jack White> thank you!

anonymous asked:

I called in to work sick today so I could study for a school test. Then my friend goes to my boss and tells them that I asked off for school and management is super pissed with me for not coming when I could've. But I wouldn't even have done it if it weren't in a day we were already overstaffed. Fml.

WHAT KIND OF FRIEND DOES THAT? I hope everything works out alright. Okay, now let me try and make it better for you, nonnie <3

“That’s it!” Stiles yells, throwing his phone across the room. “This time, Jackson is going to know no mercy!”

Derek raises an eyebrow. “What did he do this time?”

“He got me in trouble at work!” he says, pushing the heels of his hands into his eyes, flopping down on the bed.

“You’re always in trouble.” 

Stiles throws a pillow at him, hoping it hits his stupid, gorgeous face. “I don’t like getting into trouble. It just happens.”

“Uh-huh.”

Stiles sits up and glares. “This is serious, Derek. What am I going to tell my dad? I just want- I just-” He looks away, biting his lip. “I just want him to be proud of me,” he whispers, trying to ignore the way his stomach twists at the admission, the half smiles his dad gives him lately flashing across his eyes. 

When he finally looks back, it’s because Derek is tilting his chin up. “Hey,” he smiles, crouching down in front of him. “Do you want to know something?”

Stiles rolls his eyes. “I’m pretty sure the phrase curiosity killed the cat is going to be on my tombstone.”

“That’s not an answer.”

Stiles sighs, momentarily cursing himself for picking someone just as annoying as him for a boyfriend. “Yes. Yes, I want to know something.”

Derek kisses him then, slow, tender, and Stiles feels his eyes flutter shut. I’ll never get enough of this, he thinks. Fuck. Never leave me. Please, never leave me. 

Somehow, I don’t think that’s what you wanted to tell me,” he says, trying for a grin, knowing he probably looks spaced out more than anything. Stupid Derek Hale kisses, making him all warm and ridiculously fuzzy inside. Giving him fucking butterflies. 

Derek grins. “You’re distracting sometimes.” 

“Sometimes?” Stiles raises an eyebrow, feigning annoyance. 

“You want to be distracting?”

Stiles blushes suddenly, looking down at his hands, shrugging. “I’ve never been distracting. At least, not in the I-want-to-put-my-hands-on-you sense.” And he’s okay with that, really, he’s totally and completely-

“Stiles?”

“Yeah?”

“I want to put my hands on you all the fucking time.” Derek winks and Stiles pushes him away, trying to hide his smile in his shoulder. 

“You were in the middle of telling me something, big guy?” he tries to deflect, blushing harder when Derek grins. He was totally not a blusher before he got into this relationship. Stiles wants to be mad at that little fact, but can’t find it in him when Derek slips his arms around him, pulling him in. 

“Your dad is proud of you.”

Stiles snorts. “I’d rather you not lie to me to make me feel better, thanks.”

“Stiles,” Derek sighs, taking one of his hands, placing it over his chest. “I’m not lying. I’d never lie to you. Your dad is proud of you. I smell it every time he talks about you. See it every time he looks at you.”

Stiles swallows, shaking his head. 

“Just like I’m proud of you,” he goes on. “Proud of your loyalty and your mind. How fearless you are when I know you’re so scared most of the time.” He pauses, nosing at his jaw. “You make me happy,” he whispers, like he’s not sure if he should say it. “I know that’s not much, but..” he shrugs. “You can be proud of that if you want. I never thought I’d feel this way again.” 

Stiles smiles, sinking further into Derek’s arms, trying to wrap him up in his own because it's everything. He doesn’t need Derek to tell him how fast his heart is beating, or just how close he is to crying. 

Shit, he is crying. 

“You make me happy too,” he whispers. “I don’t say that enough. Ever. I’ll say it more often.”

“Don’t get sappy on me now,” Derek smiles against him.

You were the one who started it!” he protests, pulling back, more tears definitely not running down his cheeks as Derek wipes at his eyes, like the sweet, attentive weirdo he pretends not to be. “Fuck, I think I preferred being angry. Make me angry again!”

There’s a brief, calculating pause, like Derek thinks pissing Stiles off requires a lot of thought. He even drums his fingers across his chin, like some kind of Bond super villain. “Batman does not count as a superhero,” he grins after a moment, challenging. 

Stiles narrows his eyes. Oh, so that’s how it’s going to be? “I have fifty-three reasons why you’re wrong! I have a mother fucking essay. One-” 

But he doesn’t get to finish. Not when Derek takes his shirt off and asks, “how about some angry sex instead?” before pinning him to the bed. 

Preference #89: He confesses his feelings while drunk
  • REQUESTED
  • Michael: "Please, (Y/N)? You promised!" Michael pouted at you as he held the small shot glass in his hand, constantly shoving it towards you. You shook your head multiple times and he continued to pout. "Michael, I'm tired and you know alcohol makes me sleepy. You should go to bed and drink some water or you're going to have the worst hangover in the morning and I don't want that." You got to your feet and began to walk to the kitchen to grab him a water bottle. He got to his feet and followed you to the kitchen, hugging you from behind. "You're such a party pooper." He whispered into your ear and you sighed, turning around and pushing him off of you. "Go to bed." You shoved him away from you and he laughed, bringing your body back to his. This was something you had gotten used to over time. Michael was very touchy when drunk and you had to get used to it eventually. "God, what would I do without you?" He asked you and nestled his head into the crook of your neck. You sighed and began to rub his hair. "I wonder the same thing." You laughed to yourself and he pulled away, staring directly into your eyes. "You know what? I love you." Your body froze as those three words left his mouth. You just stared at him for what felt like forever. "Y-You what?" "You heard me. I'm in love with you. God, I love you, (Y/N). Wow, that feels good that I said that. Guess the cat's out of the bag, huh?" He laughed and walked away from you as if he didn't just admit to you that he loved you. "What the hell am I going to do with you, Michael?" You shook your head with a giant smile on your face as you joined him back on the couch. The three words you had always wanted to hear from Michael was just said. Unfortunately, they were when he was drunk off his ass, but nonetheless you were happy.
  • Ashton: "Shh!" You half shouted at Ashton as you both walked down the street, wobbling like crazy as you both were extremely drunk. You hadn't seen Ashton in a little while and he wanted to take you out to go drink and party like you always did before. "What if I want everyone to hear us, (Y/N)? Then what?" "You still shut your big fat mouth. It's three in the bloody morning!" You stopped on the sidewalk and decided to sit down on the curb. You really just needed a break from walking as you were too drunk to continue walking. "But what if I needed to shout out something extremely important and I didn't care if it woke anyone up?" He asked you as he sat down beside you. He put his hand on your leg and began to rub it, which you chose to ignore. "Then I'd tell you to shut up." You turned to him with a smile on your face and he immediately smiled back. "I always loved your smile. I missed it the most when I was on tour. I also missed your laugh." He grinned as he began to tickle you and you started to giggle as he tickled your sides. "Okay, stop!" "There's that laugh I love." He smiled at you and you just blushed, looking at your feet. "I don't just love those two things, yanno? I love you as a whole. I love everything about you actually." He leaned closer to you and you didn't notice just how close he was to you. "Did you hear me? I said that I love you. I love (Y/N) (Y/L/N)!" He screamed extremely loud and you covered his mouth, glaring at him. "You'll wake up everyone here you idiot!" You smacked his chest and he smiled at you. "Well, I just needed to let everyone know that I love you... Like, a lot." He kissed your cheek and you blushed once again. "Well, guess what? I love you, like a lot, too." You smiled at him and his smile grew wider as he engulfed you in his arms. "Good. I'm happy to hear that."
  • Calum: "Three, two, one!" Calum chanted as he grabbed the red cup he had in his hand and began to chug whatever was inside. A few people, including yourself, dared him to drink whatever was put in that cup which meant that anyone could put their drink into that cup. He was way too drunk to turn down that dare. "He's gonna throw up." You said to yourself as you watched him drink everything in that cup. You could see the disgust on his face which made you laugh, but you began to worry because he was 100% going to throw up. He slammed the cup down onto the table and there was some people congratulating him. He nodded his head and put his one hand up and ran through the crowd of people. You followed after him and saw him throwing up on the grass. You came up behind him and began to rub his back. "You feelin' alright?" You asked him and he turned his head and smiled at you, wiping his mouth in the process. "I am doing a lot better now that I've thrown up and you're here!" He threw his arms around you and you tried to push him off of you. "Calum, you smell like puke..." You laughed and eventually got him off of you. He rubbed the back of his neck and muttered an apology then grabbed onto your hand and pulled you over to the side of the house. There were a few people outside smoking a joint and that was the only thing you could smell. "(Y/N), I wanted to thank you for coming with me tonight. You're the best." He grinned at you and you just rolled your eyes at him and went to go back into the house, but he pulled you back. "I could've invited anyone else, but I invited you because I'm in love with you. I wanted to spend more time with you before I have to leave you again..." You stared at him with your mouth slightly open, shocked at his confession. "You're drunk, Calum." You stroked his face and he looked up at you and shook his head. "I know I am, but you know the truth comes out when I'm drunk, so you can't say that I'm lying." He pointed out to you and you smiled at him. "I want to kiss you right now." He looked at you, his eyes full of hope, but you shook your head. "You probably taste like throw up." You smirked at him and kissed him on the cheek, whispering in his ear that you feel the same.
  • Luke: You open up Luke's bedroom door and peek your head through it, smiling sweetly at him. You noticed he was sitting on the floor with a bottle of whiskey in his hand. He took a sip from it and wiped his mouth, finally looking over at you. "Hey..." He sighed, taking another gulp from the half empty bottle. "Hey grumpy," you smiled as you shut the door behind you. "Cheer up." You sat down beside him and took the bottle away from him. He leaned his head on your shoulder and you put your arm over his shoulder, rubbing his arm. "Break ups are hard. I know." You told him as you felt him nod his head. He had a bad break up and you felt terrible that he was alone. No one should be alone after something like this. "And getting drunk isn't the best solution." You laughed as you picked up the bottle, looking at how much he had drank. "Was this full?" You turned to look at him and he nodded his head slowly. "I'm sorry..." He got up from your shoulder and looked at you, holding onto your hands. You smiled at the gesture and let him say whatever he was going to say. "(Y/N), I don't think I was being honest with you with mine and Carly's break up..." He took a deep breath and you furrowed your eyebrows, confused on what he meant. "Okay, what happened then?" "She broke up with me, I was being truthful there, but it wasn't because she felt like we were arguing too much and all of the other little reasons I said... It's because she found out that I was in love with someone else. She found out I was in love with you." You stared at him and you tried your hardest not to smile because it wouldn't be right to smile in this situation. "I'm not sad because I lost her, I'm sad because I wasted a year and a half thinking that I was with the right person when the right person was right in front of me the entire time. I wasted time on her when I could've been spending time with you and loving you and kissing you and-" You stopped him mid sentence with a soft kiss on his lips. His body relaxed and you both smiled in the kiss. "I love you, (Y/N)."

A solangelo request based off of this jily fic, for @fameclearlyisnteverything . Sorry it took me so long, but if it makes you feel any better, we’re sitting at 3k words, so I hope that makes up for it :)

One of Nico Di'Angelo’s worst qualities was his lack of self-preservation.

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Stately

One-word prompt submitted by icanseewhyshessingle: Opulence

Ever since they’d landed in England, all Crane could talk about was going home.

Well, that wasn’t quite true. He also talked about how much better the smog was in London – that seemed impossible to Abbie, who saw black in the Kleenex when she blew her nose – but how much more uncouth the people were. But other than that, he’d spoken only of Hartsbridge Manor, its sweeping lawns, its fine hunting, and its eleven fireplaces. That seemed to be a point of pride, the fireplaces.

Abbie had a Jane Austen moment as they cruised up the winding drive lined with stately oaks. You could see why Elizabeth Bennet fell in love with Pemberley before she fell in love with Darcy if it was anything like this, all golden stone and impossibly green grass.

Crane sat bolt upright and swiveled his head like a prairie dog.

“Just like you remembered it?”

“Yes. And no.”

He got twitchy the closer they got to the house. Twitchier than usual. Quiet, too. Abbie knew he was in a bad way when he didn’t even complain about being charged to tour his own house. He just peered around as she counted out the funny-colored bills.

An older woman with hair like a cloud led the tour; a couple from London chattered the whole time in prissy accents while a German family in sandals looked bored. But Crane didn’t even bitch. He flinched as they entered some rooms, staring at empty spaces. He ran his hands over carved doorposts and once bent to touch an ancient stair, its center bowed by the passage of thousands of feet over hundreds of years.

They wandered huge rooms with what the guide called “stately prospects” from south-facing windows. They marveled at silver services and tapestries and spindly furniture, all of it old and all of it ugly in Abbie’s eyes. They saw eight of eleven fireplaces.

The last room was a hall of portraits. Row after row of women with skin like milk and men with weak chins. The guide breezed through the room, only offering a vague wave of her hand to the endless paintings. But Crane stopped.

“My mother.” He nodded to a woman painted in a garden. She had his clear blue eyes and a book in her hand. Pretty. “And my father.”  A dude in a powdered wig with Crane’s long nose. Even through the centuries, she caught a chill from the painting.

“They look nice,” she said carefully. “Where are you? Shouldn’t you be here?”

“I expect Father removed my portrait when he disowned me. All the better, really. It was a terrible likeness. Before I grew my whiskers. Dreadful.” But still he scanned the images, hopelessly hunting for himself.

“I didn’t think. I’m sorry.”

A nod. He used his phone to snap a few pictures, then turned to leave.

“Were you happy here?”

He paused. “I was scarce here once past boyhood. Only on school holidays. And even then I was in Town as often as not, or at a—“

“That’s not what I asked.”

He turned to face her, arms flailing in an extravagant shrug. “Not often. I never fit here, among gilt frames and impossible expectations.”

Abbie laced her fingers through his. He stared at their entwined hands. “I can tell. I thought seeing you here, it’d be like seeing you in 1781. That you’d stand taller. But as shitty as it sounds like it was to grow up here, it makes sense you never felt at home. You know why?”

He shook his head.

“Because you were meant for America. Meant for the twenty-first century.” She curled an arm around his shoulder. “You were meant for me.”

anonymous asked:

im gonna admit. i USED to ship reylo. hear me out! i don't anymore! i left the theatre loving the idea of innocent rey with a looming man but the more i thought about it, the more i realised how abusive it was. i realised that the interrogation scene was defs a mind rape and it was so abusive and non-consensual and rey HATES kylo but at least i can admit that i used to ship something that i now realise is disgusting.

thanks for sharing, anon!

i actually love hearing stories like this because it makes a really strong statement about what society tries to convince us is romantic vs what we find when we think critically about said “romance.” the media has marketed different types of abuse as romantic for SO LONG that a straight up antagonistic hero/villain dynamic between a 19 year old girl and a 30 year old man is automatically seen as romantic by some people.

and here’s the part where i sound mildly hypocritical given my absolute hatred of this ship - no one coming out of the movie immediately shipping these two is to blame for that. there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this initial feeling because that’s the exact type of “romance” young girls (and boys) have been sold for decades now.

the problem is, where you were willing/able to take a step back and think about their situation as a whole and consider the wants and needs of BOTH characters, a lot of people who continue to ship this ship refuse to even acknowledge the abusive nature of it, let alone the fact that the interrogation scene was a straight up r*pe parallel and literally everything that happened between the two of them happened against rey’s will. 

ignoring all of that is contributing to the romanticization and normalization of abuse and that’s a big problem.

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A/N: inspired by a prompt. WARNING: possibly painful themes for some people, so just be cautious….it’s sad and I truly wish nobody ever had to go through this type of situation. 


TAYLOR POV

7 months ago we were happy, so happy…. Just over 6 months ago it all went wrong…. our lives were shattered

And now I was playing a show on the very day when all I wanted to do was lie in bed and not do anything at all.

This was the 6th postponed date of 13 that I was doing. They were meant to be around 6 months ago but when everything fell apart I just couldn’t cope with touring and postponed them till now. They had been going well, with fans all getting really excited and making me happy for once in the last few months. But today was not going to be a good day.

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