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"Are you flirting with me ?" + allenbert <3

Barry’s chair is missing. He stares at the empty space in front of his desk for a solid minute before turning to look at the potential culprit.

“Um. Julian.”

Barry turns. Julian is tucked behind his own desk and yup, that is definitely Barry’s chair. “Allen,” he replies without looking up from his folder. He’s got his glasses on; Barry hates him a little for that. It’s not fair that glasses are a Thing for him.

“I need my chair,” Barry says, holding onto his resolve.

“As do I,” Julian says, flipping a page.

Barry steps up to his desk. “You have a chair,” he points out, nodding at the chair shunted off to one side. “You don’t need mine.”

“I’m afraid I do,” Julian replies, scribbling a note in with a pen. When Barry leans his hands on the desk, Julian finally looks up.

Then, very deliberately, he sets the folder on the desk and wheels the chair back. He kicks his feet up on the desk and raises both eyebrows challengingly. Barry holds onto Julian’s feet to keep him from moving any farther.

“Are you flirting with me?” Julian asks in a deadpan snark, and Barry’s ears redden.

He doesn’t let go. “I want my chair back,” he insists emphatically.

Julian looks him up and down, once, thoughtfully. “Take it,” he challenges at last.

Barry exhales, letting go of his feet, and Julian stays perfectly still, taunting. “Go on. If it’s your chair, take it.”

“You don’t need my chair,” Barry deflects.

Julian smiles wolfishly. “Oh I most certainly do.” When Barry growls, he all but laughs. “I like you like this, Allen. Keep it up and I might give it back.”

And he snags the folder and turns, deliberately putting his back to Barry and resuming like nothing’s changed.

Nothing’s changed, Barry tells himself, but he never reclaims the chair. And it is not, he tells himself, because Julian “likes him like this,” all flustered and pushy.

(Until it is.)

I’m working on designing my second tattoo at the moment, not sure about what it will be yet. This one is inspired by the lyrics ‘fused at the wrist’. The concept behind it is my interpretation of these lyrics. The red thread is a symbol of connection, it shows the bond between the mutant kids.


For about one hour a day, this little corner of my apartment gets perfect Dutch Master-esque light. Great for showing off a new set of Redthreaded 17th Century Stays, a new pattern/design which will be offered later this year for custom order.

Linen fashion fabric, coutil and twill interior, reed boning with a few steels, and hand bound eyelets.


Yay! I finished the prototype/sample for the new, adjusted, and improved Redthreaded Victorian standard corset! This corset is intended for reenactment, cosplay, living history, or theatre where a historical, period look is required. It is appropriate for crinoline through bustle era, and features steel boning, English coutil, and front busk with underlap.


Boo!  Halloween waist cincher is finished. Who wants it?? This one is a 22", with a dramatic hip spring. Fashion fabric is a flocked poly crepe in the deepest of charcoal gray, nearly black. Accents are shot orange silk which picks up a wonderful range of colors depending on lighting.

Not your size? I have enough material to make just one more of these.

Fan Fiction Writers Appreciation Day

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of my favorite authors, both past and present, for sharing your beautiful writing–and all the time, effort, and imagination that entails–with us. I cannot tell you how much some of your stories have meant to me, nor what joy they have brought me at times when real life has been a challenge. 

Thank you all! (in no order whatsoever)

bittie752, bluedawn0123, lastincurableromantic, kelkat9, whoinwhoville, bubblygal92, asthewheelwills, allegoricalrose, whatwecanfic, allrightfine, gallifreyburning, tenscupcake, kilodalton, gallifreyslostson, perfectlyrose, pir8grl, aeonish, justby-grace, laylacrimson, wholockgal, lauraxxtennant, rudennotgingr, chocolatequeennk, jellyneau-xo, tenroseforeverandever, stridingacrossparallels, rointheta, teawhovian, jaxin88, jaydelahaye, aimtoallonsy, fogsblue, doctorxdonna, isilienelenihin, dryadalis, helplesslynerdy, rishidiams, fadewithfury, kaynibbler16, wintermoth, wipedcleanbysummer, lunaseemoony, natural–blues, abadplanwellexecuted, emkaywho, greatbigouterspacedunce, hanluvr, redthreadslixabiz, dimensionhoppingrose, earlgreytea68

I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone! I wish I had the time to tell each of you what I love about your writing, but I don’t, so just know that it is awesome. : ) Hope you have a wonderful day!