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Glitch in the Matrix

@sixpenceee this one’s kinda short, but when I was younger, my mother was tucking me into bed. She read me a story, told me goodnight, and all that usual stuff, yet I wasn’t tired. But then something weird happened. She turned off the lights and walked out the door. As soon as she did that, I blinked and suddenly she came back in. “Good morning,” she told me. I was really confused about that. She walked towards the window and opened the blinds. I don’t know what happened, if I just passed out or something, but it went from midnight to morning in the blink of an eye. When I tried to tell her about this, she dismissed it as the ramblings and fantasies of a child.

anonymous asked:

I'm ace as hell, but it has never bothered me or anything. I didn't care about relationships or intimacy or whatever, I just didn't care and was completely fine with it. But on tumblr you read so many stories about how everyone is having problems with being ace, and how hard it is, and it is making me feel less valid because I don't think it's hard at all and because of that, I don't belong in this community?

My dear ace child,

In a perfect world, in the world i hope we one day will live in, nobody would face trouble for being lgbt+. Nobody would struggle with their identity because all identities would be accepted and cherished.

Now, in this perfect world, would we suddenly all be invalid? Would our labels lose all importance? Certainly not. We would still identify with them, they would still be useful to describe ourselves and connect with others who feel the same way. Our validness and the importance of our labels is not based on how many problems we face.

Don’t listen to anyone who tells you “You don’t belong in our community, you’re not struggling enough!”. We strive to live in a world where nobody is struggling because of who they love or who they are.

With all my love,

Your Tumblr Mom

such great heights — part four

She knew Max wasn’t perfect — hell, nobody was — but she still didn’t understand why Harry couldn’t just respect her and her relationship. “And he has a lot of redeeming qualities, might I add. He makes me laugh, he knows when I’m upset and just what makes me feel better, he is loyal and honest, he doesn’t—”

“Respect you?” Harry cut in, raising a brow.

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anonymous asked:

Speaking of Tom Swift. I don't think Alan Moore thinks too highly of him. I just finished Nemo: Heart Of Ice (which is a spinoff of League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and Swift (spelt Swyfte to avoid copyright infringement) is a thoroughly unlikable character.

Jean Luc Godard once said that the only way to critique a movie is by making another movie.

That said, I have a hard time seeing how Alan Moore got the idea that Tom Swift was an arrogant egotist. I have no idea where this characterization came from. In the stories I’ve read, Tom Swift, if anything, seemed downright underconfident. He deferred a lot to older authority figures like his parents or Wakefield Damon, he often hesitated before taking certain actions. In fact, the number one thing I remember from these stories is that there were just endless scenes of Tom Swift getting pep talks about courage from a wise Dad. I spent the majority of my time reading Tom Swift stories waiting for him to cowboy up, and do the big boy stuff he’s gotta do.

If you wanted to make Tom Swift unsavory or vaguely villainous, a more logical “in character” way to do it is to make him a dupe of smarter, more Machiavellian evil people who are exploiting Tom for his genius, and who manipulate him by flattering his need for a wise father figure to listen to.

Alan Moore has a tendency to do commentary on a character that never existed. For example, I have absolutely no idea what his Supergirl commentary character Suprema is making fun of, because Supergirl never had a prudish, snotty, catty personality (hell, she had tons of boyfriends), Supergirl was always tough and strong-willed and smart and was never a Gidget-esque ditz who chased after teen idols and used words like “dreamy,” and heck, while we’re at it, she was never even a teenager for all that long: she was enrolled in college as early as 1964. Supergirl was a grown woman in her 20s with a career for the majority of her existence. The worst part is that because of Suprema, this became the canon interpretation of classic Supergirl for close to a decade (for instance, witness Peter David’s revival of Kara Zor-El, where she lived in Disneyland and said “golly”).

It’s interesting, one of the text stories in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen featured John Carter of Mars as a Gaston-esque alpha dog who had disdain for his descendant Randolph Carter for failing at his standards of masculinity. I remember being incredibly disturbed by this, because this characterization didn’t ring false! Everyone is an asshole or if you catch us on the right day. Still, I do vastly prefer the take in L. Sprague de Camp’s Sir Harold of Zodanga stories where they said that John Carter’s greatest skill wasn’t in swordfighting but in diplomacy and politics, getting sworn enemies to make peace and fight alongside each other.

anonymous asked:

hi! i just binge read all your fics (for your convenience is my favorite) i also like the on-going ones. but since i read everything on your masterlist i am left with nothing to read. do you have any blogs/recommend that you would like to recommend? angsty fics or fluffyc fics (or a mix of both) would be good.

First off, thank you so much for reading my stories. I honestly can’t believe you read my all of my fics. That’s incredible, and I’m so happy you enjoyed ‘For Your Convenience.’ That particular story holds a special place in my heart. Secondly, I do have some fic writers who are amazingly talented that I would recommend. Because there are a lot of brilliant writers in this fandom though, I know I’ll fail to mention all of them so here are a few of the many gifted writers you should check out. 

@swtltlmrvlgrl - Masterlist
@minervaem - Masterlist
@viollettes - Masterlist
@caplanbuckybarnes - Masterlist
@buckyywiththegoodhair - Masterlist
@knittingknerdy - Masterlist
@beccaanne814-blog - Masterlist
@avengerofyourheart - Masterlist
@avengersandchill - Masterlist
@plumfondler -  Masterlist
@pleasecallmecaptain - Masterlist
@marvelous-fvcks - Masterlist

I would also suggest looking through my fic recommendation page as well for more stories. Happy reading :)

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This was taken after the Magic Story Panel at Momocon 2017 earlier today. Not a lot of new info, but it was fun to pick the brains of the writing staff for @wizardsmagic: Kelly Digges, Alison Luhrs and Michael Yichao. Also I got to bring back Dovin Baan so yay!

For those of you who did not manage to catch it on Twitch, I’m posting my notes below:
-They really like @voiceofallmtg​ and Alison and Michael are familiar with my music and love it! (Also @visiblespectrummusic​ was praised as well)
-In addition to going to the Amonkhet Website and reading the story, they recommended Origins as a good starting point for those interested in the story, as it was the point they set a lot of current things in motion
-They noted that previously the characters of Magic have been on separate tracks.
-The gods in Amonkhet are at their core good, benevolent beings that have been “poisoned” by Nicol Bolas’s influence. This is to contradict previous incarnations of Gods, such as Theros’s Gods’s pettiness, and the Zendikari Gods being half-remembered Eldrazi.
-Commander 2014′s story was the first time we got to see Nahiri (previously referred to as “The Lithomancer”) and Ugin. May not be new info, but I found it interesting.
-They are much happier to be working with the main story being in weekly online installments as it allows more flexibility with the type of stories (Gisa and Geralf’s letter exchange was mentioned in particular), and previously, writers were “locked in” with doing one novel a block. If a writer was not interested in a particular type of story, they would not touch that block at all.
-Nissa’s transition to blue is a result of her wanting to understand more of the world around her after being isolated for the majority of her life.
-Kelly in regards to Time Travel in Magic “It sucks” and “It was very scientific, there was a time portal and a time machine”. Then went on to remark “The Tarkir story was more about destiny and fate and stuff.”
-Speaking of Tarkir, Alison regarding Sarkhan: “Sarkhan was Horse Girl from Middle School”
-In response to a question I asked regarding if spellcasting rules were akin to Avatar The Last Airbender, Alison mentioned that it’s very personal, and not tied to a physical action. “Jace creating an illusion would look different than a merfolk on Zendikar who is able to create an illusion”. They all noted that Planeswalking also varies person to person.
-Squee is immortal. I have no frame of reference for that, but it’s on my notes.
-Their planning is very well documented; excel spreadsheets, post it notes all over place, etc. They keep very good records of everything so they don’t contradict things and go off track. They also mentioned that they have every arc for every main character planned out.
-Hour of Devastation is to reflect a major change in the way they do things, I’m guessing to reflect the changes the Mark Rosewater mentioned after they saw how Battle For Zendikar panned out.
-While the Gatewatch are the protagonists, they might not be seen as the protagonists of the world they’re on, mentioning Kaladesh and their involvement in a local rebellion, and Amonkehet and their interference in a world where the people are satisfied, but due to the interference of something awful.
-In response to a question regarding returning to Kamigawa “We do consider everything our fans tell us” and left it at that.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is like when people at Rock Band/Harmonix panels ask if we’re ever going to get Pink Floyd or Led Zepplin for Rock Band. Sure it’s possible, but… you know…

-In response to a question regarding if their story work was inspired by popular culture, even referring to the Gatewatch as “The Jacetice League” (WE’VE ALL DONE IT, DON’T LIE): They all mentioned that their work is not in a vaccum, however Michael mentioned “The Monomyth” and the common idea of powerful beings coming together for something greater than themselves. Kelly mentioned that the move was not from “WE NEED OUR OWN AVENGERS”, but from the idea of “What if our planeswalkers talked to each other?”
-The best line of the panel was in regard to the above person’s question mentioning The Jacetice League: “That poor dead horse”

The Way Home teaser

Reader x Namjoon

Genre: Smut, angst, fluff, humor - vampire!au

Warnings: swearing, explicit sexual content, blood and gore, violence, mentions of physical abuse, kidnapping

A/n: If any of the mentioned might be triggering please do not read my story or know that you are reading at own risk. It is my story but I cannot control how my audience receives it.

Rated: M

A/n: The main character’s family name is: “Lee”,  this is because it simply makes my writing process easier. It is still written as a reader x Namjoon story though,  so don’t worry yourselves.  <3.

Vampire

noun  vam·pire \ˈvam-ˌpī(-ə)r\

(in Eastern European folklore) a corpse, animated by an undeparted soul or demon, that periodically leaves the grave and sucks the blood of the living, until it is exhumed and impaled or burned.

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Be a reader first. If you want to write, read. Read like words are going out of fashion. Read like there’s a shortage of stories. Read like the pages are going to be taken away. Then you’ll write like the masters.
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anonymous asked:

Heeey, Ghost! What are some of *your* favorite webcomics? Inquiring minds wanna know.

I’ve let this rot in my inbox as I think LOL

I think one of my favorites of all time is The Summer of Blake Sinclair. Ones that I am currently reading (in no particular order) are Jamie, Shaderunners, Wilde Life, This is Not Fiction, Dead City, Rock and Riot, Long Exposure, Orange Junk, Sunshine Boy and Check Please. I also read Their Story from time to time.

a study night in

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member; cutie pie vernon
genre; chill af fluff
summary; when you broke af, finals are around the corner, and your boo needs some help with calculus. 
a/n: part 1 of a series called damkyum’s ideal dates. 
i also should be editing an essay. 

Today, the two of you were supposed to go on a date and get dinner. But your plans drastically changed last minute when he showed up a few hours before your date at your apartment with his backpack, a binder full of projects, and a sheepish smile. 

“Finals?” you asked when you opened the door. He nodded his head, and you shook your head before watching the boy kick off his shoes, and taking a spot at the table. You read all the stories, significant others usually took their others out to relax, calm down, or something, but you knew Hansol. Sure, he might have been as chill as ice cream, but his eyes always darted in panic if there was something due soon, if he didn’t feel confident he’d run his fingers through his hair one too many times, and most of all, he always looked like a deer in the headlights when he remembered something. 

And so on those days, you two canceled. Instead, he would take the table in the living room, bite on the pencil as he tried to go through his notes, and jot down more chickenscratch as a study guide. You’ve been lucky where all your finals were essays due on the Monday of dead week. He got a little unlucky, and all his finals were the day after each other. As he scrutinized over his calculus, you couldn’t help but admire the way he was so deep in thought. You couldn’t help but enjoy the silence between the two of you. 

And you realized that not everything had to be some kind of cute date, but being in his presence was enough for you. Being in the same room, working on the same thing, it worked just fine for you. 

“Babe, can you help me with this?” your boyfriend asked as he looked up from his study guide. He grinned when he caught you glancing at him. You only stuck out your tongue, and nodded your head. He ran over to your desk as you looked at the calculus he was working on. “How do you get to this answer if this…” 

And seeing him light up as he tried to figure out his mistake was enough for this night. You didn’t need anything more than this. You and him. As you took a piece of scratch paper, your fingers worked nimbly on the numbers, the derivatives, and anything inbetween. “So…”

Because Hansol needed someone to support and help him, you were always there to his rescue. It didn’t have to be annoyed texts that he canceled, or disappointment that you couldn’t go to dinner. Instead, it could be top ramen at three in the morning on your table. It could be little breaks when his brain fried out. Or it could be doing so much studying that you second guessed yourself. But most of the time, it was just the two of you in silence, working on a college final. 

“Ice cream after you finish?” you asked when you finally finished checking his work. 

“You know me way too well.”

And of course, ice cream.  He knew what he was doing.  He just needed you to check his work sometimes to be sure. 

anonymous asked:

Does your husband know about kungsoo?

He’s read a few stories I wrote with his name. I have Kyungsoo as my wallpaper on my phone, my lock screen, and my phone case and Kyungsoo is the only member of exo that my three year old can always identify by name.

If he doesn’t know then he’s a damn moron… and while he has confessed that he believes I am smarter than him, I know for a fact that I didn’t marry a dummy.

BonRin Week Day 1: Rivalry

Hi, everyone! I’m so excited to be participating in BonRin Week this year! I hope you enjoy reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Four Verses

“I would like everyone to begin memorizing the first four verses of Psalms. Please be ready to be tested over them by this Friday.” Yukio said.

Bon snorted. “Okumura? Learn an aria? That idiot couldn’t learn four words, and he definitely couldn’t learn four verses.”

“Oi! Don’t talk crap, you jerk! I bet I could learn the first ten lines!” Rin shouted.

“Bullshit! You couldn’t learn that in a month!”

“What? You scared I’ll memorize it faster?”

“Like hell you will!”

Yukio sighed as he watched the two boys argue. He was fairly certain Rin couldn’t memorize the aria, and he hadn’t been expecting him to. Making Rin read and speak in front of the class would be cruel and unusual punishment as it stood; his dyslexia often made it too hard and the added pressure of classmates made it twice as difficult. Yet, Yukio decided to stir the pot. Maybe a little healthy competition would make Rin more confident in his ability to read and memorize material.

“That’s enough.” Yukio said.

Bon dropped Rin from the chokehold he had him in and trudged back to his desk. Rin rubbed his throat as he settled into his own seat beside Shiemi, who smiled at him.

“Normally, I wouldn’t encourage this behavior. Exorcists must work as a team, building each other up and tackling problems together. However, other exorcists are also your rivals. They are supposed to push you to overcome obstacles. So, in order for you two,” Yukio gestured to Bon and Rin, “to become better, I am giving you a challenge.”

“Ah, cool! Let’s do it!” Rin exclaimed, eyes wide.

Yukio smiled. “You will both learn the first ten lines of the aria. Whoever can present it correctly Friday will have bragging rights indefinitely.”

Rin nodded excitedly, eyes shining. He was going to win. Maybe if learned this chant, he could learn more. He could be an Aria, like Shiro. How cool would that be?

****

As soon as he got back to the dorm, Rin promptly hit the books. Yukio believed he might be able to memorize an aria better than Bon. How could he not be motivated? He stared at the page, trying to make the words stick.

It was only a moment later that they began to swim and twirl, becoming unintelligible gibberish.

Rin growled. This wasn’t fair! Everyone else in the class was good with weapons and smart. They could read without a problem and remember information.

No! Don’t get mad, it only makes it worse. If you calm down, the words won’t get so messy, Rin thought, you can do this. Yukio thinks so. And you need to shove it in Bon’s dumb smug face. . Taking a few deep breaths, Rin began trying to make sense of the words again.

****

“Man, Bon, you’re really into this, huh?” Shima teased.

Bon glared at Shima for a moment from the corner of his eye. “I’m going to beat Okumura by a landslide.”

“Okumura-kun has a lot of trouble with this kind of thing. You could learn that by tomorrow. There’s no reason to be worried.” Konekomaru said.

“I’m not gonna underestimate him. He’s an opponent. I can’t be lazy.”

“Okumura-kun can barely read.”

Bon turned to Konekomaru, frowning. “Don’t make fun of him for that.”

“I-I wasn’t. Sorry.”

Bon closed his book. “It’s fine. I’m going to go to the library to study for a while. I want to have half of it memorized by tonight.”

Shima and Konekomaru watched Bon leaved, sharing a look of confusion. Shima was the first to shrug. Bon had always been rather competitive. Winning was likely the only thing on his mind right now.

****

For the rest of the week, everything was tense. Bon could be seen around campus muttering to himself and scribbling notes, avoiding all contact that might interfere with his memorization. Rin, on the other hand, had his nose buried in a book, his fingers moving along lines of text that were beneath a sheet of transparent blue plastic. When Shiemi had asked him about the plastic, Rin cheerfully said that it made the words a bit easier to read. That was about as much as anyone got out of him the entire week.

When Friday finally rolled around, the showdown was looming like an impending storm. Everyone was awaiting Bon’s inevitable victory. Konekomaru had heard him recite verses one through fifteen without aid the night before. There was no way he would lose.

Yukio had everyone else recite the assigned verses first. It was painstaking; no one cared about memorizing it for themselves. All the attention was focused on Rin and Bon’s battle.

“Let me go first, Yukio!” Rin shouted.

“You’re pretty upbeat for someone who’s never been able to read out of a book.” Kamiki said.

Rin’s smile faltered at the jab, but he quickly put it back in place. He had worked hard. He deserved to have his moment, didn’t he? Yukio gave a soft smile.

“Of course, Rin. Is that okay with you, Suguro?” Yukio asked.

Bon simply nodded. Yukio nodded at Rin. Standing tall, Rin began to speak.

“Blessed is the one how, I mean, who, does not wake…uhm, walk…in pets - wait, no, step - with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners kate…no, take, I - shit!” Rin snapped.

Kamiki snickered from her seat. Rin couldn’t even get through one verse. Yukio shot her a look, but it didn’t get through. She continued to laugh. Rin felt his cheeks heat up, his eyes stinging. He wouldn’t cry. He knew better. He had done this to himself.

“Oi! Shut up, Kamiki! Okumura did a good job!” Bon growled.

“I could barely understand him. You can’t use a broken aria.” Kamiki argued.

“That ain’t his fault!”

“If he can’t even memorize one line, why should he be an exorcist?”

The words were enough. Rin grabbed his sword and walked out of the room. Kamiki was right. What right did he, an idiot who could barely read or spell, have?

“Rin! Come back here!” Yukio called.

“Let him go! He shouldn’t even be here!” Kamiki called.

“Shut up!” Bon yelled, “We aren’t done, Okumura! I didn’t give you all that help just to watch you quit! How are we going to defeat Satan if you walk away?”

Rin felt a smile tug at his cheeks. He hadn’t expected Bon to admit that he had given him help while studying the aria. He turned to look at Bon, seeing the embarrassed look on his face. It seemed that he hadn’t meant to admit it either.

“Get your ass back in here. I need to recite it and beat you.” Bon mumbled.

“Only this time! I’ll win next time!” Rin promised.

Bon smirked. “In your dreams, Okumura.”

anonymous asked:

When you say there was going to be art with your (2) books, does that mean the art's going to be printed in the book or separate? Also, are you allowed to have one of your characters (eg. Robert Redd) to be modelled after an actor?? Or is that temporary? (I'm just curious! I love your art+writing combo!!)

Hey anon! Not quite sure yet – I would love for it to be illustrated with big, colored drawings (much like fic!Home is formatted) but I feel like publishers would be like, “lol nah bruh adults don’t want to read a picture book story” so… Yeah, not sure yet.

The actor modeling is what I used for the hyperrealism drawings currently on my book!blog @authorjbo – I wanted to give everyone a crystal clear picture as to what everyone looks like, since I believe that breeds intimacy/connection with the story of the books. However, moving forward (once I finish fic!Home) the art will become much more stylized.

Henry Cavill has all the features Robert Redd has: a strong jawline and cleft chin, light eyes, pale complexion/dark hair, and handsome smile, so he was perfect to use as a reference! I have a bunch of caricatured drawings I haven’t posted yet, but soon I’ll be sharing some rough sketches like Rayin, below :)