reasons to fangirl

I’m tricking my students into writing a research paper by having them write an open letter and then strengthen their argument by adding evidence. They were allowed to write about anything they wanted for the first draft of their open letter, and one of my 10th grade boys decided he wanted to write about girls who only like bands because the members are cute and don’t really care about the music.

I let him do it because I’ve found that shutting down a student’s idea at the first draft stage tends to make them more obstinate about the topic. I figured we’d get to the evidence-gathering stage, he wouldn’t be able to find scholarly sources and he would change his topic.

Well lo and behold, today he comes into class and tells me he’s changing his topic. Apparently, he couldn’t find any evidence and he figured he was being kind of hypocritical because he gets really excited about athletes he doesn’t even know and the only reason that’s different than fangirls is because it’s him. He actually told me that he realized that writing that first letter would be pretty condescending. He’s going to write about LGBT rights instead.

This next generation, y’all. There’s some good stuff happening.

reasons to date a fangirl

1. she already loves you
2. she probably knows you better than you know yourself
3. you’ll probably get some every night

A big angel with his beautiful smol angel. 

I swear I’m doing the devil’s work here since there still isn’t enough deckerstar fanart for my liking. I shall make more until more artists do the same. 

Random Moment

The Battle of The Labyrinth

Chapter Twelve: I Take a permanent vacation.

As I sailed into the lake I realized the Fates really were cruel. They sent Calypso someone she couldn’t help but love. But it worked both ways. For the rest of my life I would be thinking about her. She would always be my biggest what if.

I love this fan fiction so much it hurts. It’s the reason I’m able to go about my day (since I always get updates in the morning) and is the reason I can sleep well at night.

If you haven’t read it, then check it out on FF.net and go check out @tsume-yuki here on tumblr because she posts chapter previews and other pretty fan arts from fans and everything about it is just UGH so good!

I’m not saying this as advertisement, by the way. I genuinely do love everything about this woman author and her writing. It just gives me life and the inspiration to draw. <333

My current ships

The ship of dreams / The Evil Queen & her White Knight =  Swan Queen

Queen of Earth and Commander of the Sky = Clexa

My Sin ship = Rose x Luisa

My Wacky!ship = Supercorp

My too-good-to-be-true ship = Sanvers

even Villains need Love”ship = Harley Quinn x Poison Ivy

10 Reasons: Top!Sherlock

1. Right from the beginning, he established his role as the Alpha Male. When they got to the crime scene in the first episode, Inspector Lestrade asks, “Who is this?” And Sherlock repeats “He’s with me”. If Greg were also into men that would explain the subtle inflection that Sherlock isn’t losing his new flatmate to this dense detective; thus, being subject to John recounting their dates all hours of the day as a result. Also, at the crime scene when Sherlock says, “Shut up,” and Greg is all, “I wasn’t saying anything,” Sherlock was asserting his dominance over him in front of John.

2. He exercises control in all things, Miss Ste- (Oops, wrong fandom). Still, Sherlock uses knowledge as both his shield and his sword. When he loses control of a situation, it triggers a state of instability that requires a quick dose of insight to tip the scales back in his favor. Only when he is in complete control and assured victory does Sherlock maintain his mental footing. There’s no telling what he might do if he loses the upper hand; that’s when he is most dangerous.

3. For those of us who are into the phrase “Eyes of a killer”… He has those. Cold and calculating, picking up on every minute detail. Sherlock’s eyes are the kind of steel that can pierce right through your heart, tear you into tiny pieces, and remain dry and impassive the entire time.

He even instructs John to inflict physical pain on him for a simple disguise. As far as a “self portrait” goes, what might we deduce about his self worth or value of life? The man is not afraid to die, faces his own death head-on more than once, and puts a bullet in the head of the man who threatens to dictate control  of his existence.

4. Because you can’t tell me that the path his eyes take is totally casual and not him checking out the goods. Sherlock is actually gay.

During their first adventure, everyone who has known Sherlock for years (years!), makes a comment that implies John is Sherlock’s new man; his landlady Mrs. Hudson, the police officers who resent and ridicule him, a restaurant owner he paid a kindness, and his very own brother. Sherlock does nothing to dissuade this idea although he does make a point to establish that women are not his area.

When he was fake-dating Janine, he never slept with her and didn’t show the slightest bit of compassion when revealing his plan was to break up with her from the start. He exploited Irene’s feelings to win a power struggle. Molly’s subtle flirtations were dismissed without acknowledgment. Even Jim Moriarty’s obvious, pretend(?) interest was swept aside and forgotten until John became involved in the pool scene. It was a phantom sadist that intrigued Sherlock with a challenge; the only time he took an interest in someone besides John.

Yet, he never let anyone get close enough to become a liability until he fell for the man who wasn’t even trying to woo his romantic attention.

If anything, Sherlock might just be “Johnsexual”.

5. Do you realize that he ended this phone call, got that man (who has been professionally trained to defend himself and valuable political leaders) out of that chair, and shoved him through a window without the least bit of deception? The American was fully aware of Sherlock’s intentions and still got thrown from the second story… how many times? I lost count.

6. His voice is like sex all on its own. Low and hypnotic; the kind of tone that keeps you grappling with the frays of consciousness while making sure you’re so wound up in its dark promise that sleep is impossible.

7. From quippy one-liners to season long mocking, his sassy side is a force to be reckoned with and not a single person escapes its grasp. Sherlock takes sarcasm to a whole new level and his lofty views often shield the fact that he thinks the biggest joke is his own humanity.


8. They have that whole Dom/Sub thing going on. Sherlock bosses John around like an expert (and John obeys!). Even when he’s in the flat robed with nothing but a sheet, John carries him around on the laptop, leaning down to the grass and talking to him through the microphone despite the gawking onlookers. John points out that it is “humiliating”, and yet, does it anyway. John is an army man; and a doctor at that! He is used to taking orders only from his superiors (as a doctor he holds reign over most other soldiers) and here he is following Sherlock’s whims.

In the first episode, he calls John back urgently because he knew where he was and who he was with; he tells John to give a text, to see how well he takes orders. John is resistant and a bit bristled by the request, but he does obey. His pride will make it that much more exciting when he is finally taken by Sherlock.

Sherlock insults John: “Because you’re an idiot.” But then tells him not to ‘look like that’ and offers a minor comfort; ’practically everyone is’. But, Sherlock doesn’t apologize to anyone, right? So why make an exception for someone he just met?

“She said you get off on this.”

“And I said dangerous, yet here you are.”

He knows John gets off on the risk, the danger, and being put in a threatening situation. Just perfect for his sub, perhaps? ;) That would certainly provide a plausible reason for him to coddle the ego of the man he has designs on.


9. In a state of unfocused drunkenness, on the eve of John’s wedding, his brilliant mind makes this connection. Most people would equate John to a masculine identity with the limits of alcoholic incoherency, or make a joke of it by putting someone like “Mother Theresa” or the name of the local nurse. But, to Sherlock, John will always be his sexy woman. *blushes*


10. Because he looks at John like this; with all the hunger of a pure predator.

BONUS: Because he also looks at John like this:

With so much affection the words “cynical” and “damaged” no longer apply.

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Books that I think you should read (Individual/Series)

  • The Perks Of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahen
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  • The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer Smith
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Why we Broke up by Daniel Handler
  • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

*LHC’s personal opinion* 

some things I feel that are issues in the TLC ships (mostly been addressed tbh) 

  • Jacinter’s codependency…. the Princess & the Guard is a cute concept but realistically Winter needing Jacin to protect her at all times and Jacin needing to baby Winter at all times is kinda off (ie. Winter’s agency) (I lowkey feel like it changes near the end of Winter w/Winter’s actions in the final battle) Support (esp hurt/comfort fluff let’s be honest) is importantttt in a relationship but what these two have is much stronger in a bad way (which I get because of Winter’s mental state + Jacin’s situation + their situation in general, w/Levana being a risk to Winter at all times). I just hope they learn to translate that into a ‘growing back together’ kind of thing - where they can support each other but Jacin learns to let go and Winter learns to be independent 
  • Cresswell’s age/experience gap. IN REAL LIFE. DEAR FOLLOWERS WHO ARE MINORS. DONT LET ANY ADULTS NEAR YOU AT ALL. TBH in teenager years the maturity gap is so wild I’d hesitate to hear about relationships with even a 1 year age gap. Back to these two. Thankfully this issue was adressed in the series: Cress’ naivety/idolization of Thorne and literally no experience with how the world/relationships work, vs. attemptive playboy Thorne who could be manipulative. Thankfully Thorne realizes the power imbalance and I believe stays away so Cress can work things out. (lbr if they were a real life couple and Thorne wasn’t a good guy… this would be terrible)
  • Wolflet’s … I want to say codependency but it’s more like [angst] [intensity]… like Wolf lied to and manipulated her but then theyre the most intense couple ever? (Scarlet does get rightfully mad at him and he does apologize so it’s a lot better than (like some other relationships) Scarlet apologizing for being mad at him… you go girl) But I feel like they adress their issues a lot better than Jacinter. Maybe because they’re older/more experienced in life. I feel like these two are the adults of the crew and are better at dealing with things, though I was worried Wolf would throw himself off a cliff after losing Scarlet (don’t do that. there is life after love)

I can’t think of anything glaringly obvious for Cinder/Kai (oops bias), I don’t wanna say they’re perfect (bc they’re not) but maybe bc these two have had the longest time to develop (the entire series) vs. everyone else, a lot of issues have been addressed. (wire cutters! they have a safe word for star’s sake lol) 

disclaimer: i love all four of these ships. hit me up w/Wolflet or Jacinter angst or Cresswell fluff (or whatever) anytime

anonymous asked:

hey hey hey okay so this isn't really a fic ask but why does the majority of the phandom agree that Phil tops?? like, I agree he's top but why? I dunno it just doesn't really make sense to me. I guess I just agreed naturally.

technically speaking if they were in a sexual relationship they would probably be versatile but for fanfic reasons, dan is a massive fangirl and literally does everything that phil tells him to do. plus, dan is loud as fuck. Phil is quiet, more controlled, and has a very dirty mind (as you can see from his old videos and his innuendos). it’s those ‘innocent’ guys that are usually beasts in bed LOL. Plus, have you seen phil’s toxic video ? you cant look at that and tell me that man is a bottom

-Rachel

anonymous asked:

THIS ROTISSERIE CHICKEN IS TOO POWERFUL

RE: tags on this post

ah, yes. i have expanded my tag portfolio to include poultry.

as you can see by the lovely pie chart my assistant Bradley has made, i could use a bit more balance between my #BEEF and #CHICKEN tags. it’s a work in progress.