Best of Hillary at the Al Smith dinner
  • I took a break from my rigorous nap schedule to be here. And as you’ve already heard, it’s a treat for all of you too, because usually, I charge a lot for speeches like this.”
  • “Getting through these three debates with Donald has to count as a miracle, so I guess I’m up against the highest, hardest, stained glass ceiling.”
  • “I just wanna put you all in a basket of adorables.”
  • “You look so good in your tuxes, or as I refer to them, ‘formal pantsuits.’”
  • “Donald, if at any time you don’t like what I’m saying, feel free to stand up and shout ‘WRONG’ while I’m talking.”
  • “It’s amazing I’m up here after Donald. I didn’t think he’d be okay with a peaceful transition of power.”
  • “Donald, after listening to your speech, I will also enjoy listening to Mike Pence deny that you ever gave it.”
  • “Remember, if you don’t like how it turned out, it must be rigged.”
  • “People look at the Statue of Liberty and see a proud symbol […] Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a 4, maybe a 5 if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair.”
  • “I understand I am not known for my sense of humor. That’s why it did take a village to write these jokes.”
  • I’m not boring at all. In fact, I’m the life of every party I attend, and I’ve been to three.”
  • “When the parties get out of hand, as occasionally they do, it’s important to have a responsible chaperone who can get everyone home safely, and that is why I picked Tim Kaine to be my vice president.”
  • “You notice there is no teleprompter here tonight, which is probably smart because maybe you saw Donald dismantle his prompter the other day. And I get that. They’re hard to keep up with, and I’m sure it’s even harder when you’re translating from the original Russian.”
  • “Donald wanted me drug-tested before last night’s debate, and look, I gotta tell you, I am so flattered that Donald thought I used some sort of performance enhancer. Now actually, I did. It’s called preparation.”
  • “I’ve had to listen to Donald for three full debates, and he says I don’t have any stamina. That is four and a half hours. I have now stood next to Donald longer than any of his campaign managers.”
  • “Whoever wins this election, the outcome will be historic. We will either have the first female president or the first president who started a Twitter war with Cher.
  • “If Donald does win, it’ll be awkward at the annual President’s Day photo, when all the former presidents gather at the White House. And not just with Bill – how is Barack gonna get past the Muslim ban?
  • Donald has issues. Serious issues. Really, really serious issues.”
  • “[Donald] actually sent me a car to bring me here tonight. Actually, it was a hearse.”
  • “Donald really is as healthy as a horse, you know, the one Vladimir Putin rides around on.”
  • “I will be the healthiest and youngest woman ever to serve as president.”
  • “I’ve tried to inspire young people […] and [Donald] is doing the same. A third-grade teacher told me that one of her students refused to turn in his homework because it was under audit.”
  • “Here’s another similarity. The Republican National Committee isn’t spending a dime to help either one of us.”
  • “Let’s embrace the spirit of the evening, let’s come together, remember what unites us, and just rip on Ted Cruz.”
  • “I hope you enjoyed my remarks tonight. I said ‘no’ to some jokes that I thought were over the line, but I suppose you can judge for yourself on Wikileaks in the next few days.”

It’s that time of year again: NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, and we’re all mentally preparing ourselves for literary abandon (or not).

“National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” (Click the handy-dandy link to be taken to NaNoWriMo’s main site for more helpful information!)

In the past, The Writers’ Helpers has participated in Camp NaNoWriMo with teams to help you through, but nothing we’ve ever done has prepared you for what is to come, because this November, TWH is throwing down and going head-to-head for our first annual Block Brawl! 

What is a Block Brawl?

A Block Brawl is our fancy way of tackling your writers’ blocks by joining up with either Team H (also known as TEAM UNICORN) or Team K (also known as TEAM WYVERN) for a competition on which team reaches their word goals by the end of NaNoWriMo. Whoever wins will be the cool kids on the block for a year (pun fully intended) until it comes time for the losing team to vie for the coveted title.

But what’s in it for us?

You mean besides some good-natured trash talking and motivation from your teammates to make sure you reach your goal?


Don’t worry, we thought of that, too! The person on each team who achieves the highest word count goal will receive a 100$ Barnes and Noble gift card to keep them on top of their Writer’s Block for the year to come. (Please note that we will be counting only verified word counts through NaNoWriMo’s site, and all word counts must be met by the end of NaNoWriMo.)

The winning team will also receive special badges to flaunt their overcoming the obstacle that is NaNoWriMo, courtesy of our Admin K.

So, what do we do now?!

It’s time to pick your team! By November 1st, you must declare which side you’re committing your undying loyalty to by:

1. Logging onto NaNoWriMo and creating your novel. 

2. Submitting to our NaNoWriMo Blog

  • Your username 
  • What your goal word count is (with a minimum of 15k words)
  • The name of your piece, what type of writing said piece is (i.e. novel, short story, screenplay, etc.)
  • Which team you are joining

That’s it?

Nope! We will be tracking all of TWH NaNoWriMo posts with the following tags: #TWH Do NaNoWriMo, #TWH Block Brawl, #Team H, #Team Unicorns #Team K, #Team Wyverns #NaNoWriMo, and more. So make sure to tag all of your posts that you want you and your teammates to see accordingly. 

Don’t forget to pick up your swag flags, so when you share snippets of your story for feedback from your team or submit posts to us to motivate others, we know who you’re repping!

Can we go now?

Yes, you may. Be free! Pick a team! And most of all, get planning. NaNoWriMo begins in 11 days.

-Team Unicorn & Team Wyvern

[soompi] jonghyun clarifies former comments about shinee’s “business” relationship on “happy together”

source: soompi

on october 20’s episode of  happy together , shinee has the chance to talk a bit about the true nature of their relationship as a group.

host yoo jae suk asks jonghyun to clarify what he previously meant when he said that shinee had been formed for business reasons. jun hyun moo expresses his shock at the comment, but the guys ask why that’s surprising.

“we came together for work,” explains jonghyun. “we didn’t know each other before we joined the agency.” yoo jae suk responds that after nine years together, some groups might not describe their relationship as business-like.

jonghyun then asks him when he and park myung soo met, and yoo jae suk admits that they met because of work twenty years ago. “so you got closer while you worked together,” points out jonghyun. “your relationship was formed on the basis of your work.

”the same way,” he goes on to say. “we’re extremely close.”

minho admits, “when i first heard that jonghyun said that, i thought, ‘why did he have to say it like that?’ i was a bit upset. but if you try to understand the meaning behind what he said, it’s that we were like that in the beginning, but now we are both loyal and close to each other. it’s because of work that we have this relationship.”

in response, jonghyun smiles, seemingly pleased that minho understood, and key bumps him with his elbow playfully while onew nods.


endless list of favorite things: [1b/?] favorite relationships

Daisy Johnson & Jemma Simmons, Agents of SHIELD (2013—?)

The unicorn is the fiercest animal, and it is said that it is impossible to capture one alive. It has the body of a horse, the head of a stag, the feet of an elephant, the tail of a boar, and a single black horn three feet long in the middle of its forehead. Its cry is a deep bellow.

Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder isn’t just a magnificent beer, but a lover of unicorns as well. It isn’t just rainbows, glitter, and prancing in wilderness; unicorns are strong, undefeatable, even. If you want your NaNoWriMo to be undefeatable, join Team Unicorn. Plus, anyone can breathe fire. ;)


{ listen }

{01} make me like you / desmond dennis
{02} fool for love / stefy
{03} kill the director / the wombats
{04} can’t sleep love / pentatonix
{05} daylight / oh land
{06} just impolite / plushgun
{07} heart skips a beat / lenka
{08} lisztomania / phoenix
{09} like or like like / miniature tigers
{10} i’m making eyes at you / black kids
{11} partners in crime / css
{12} bonus track: i won’t say (i’m in love) / andrew samonsky