santa claus will also be there

I was walking home from a really fucked day at school, and apparently I also happened to be dressed as Santa Claus ?? And I see a lady pushing a stroller, one with those like curtains to cover the baby from like the sun or sight or smthg, and when she lifts up the cover it’s a small child made entirely out of corn cobs. That Child of the Corn was really excited to see santa

It’s quite sad how it seems like there’s absolutely no children’s books about autism, adressed to autistic kids. This morning, i had a false hope, because i’ve seen a collection of books about disabled kids, in which every kid is the narrator of its own story (like “My name is Marie, i’m epileptic, here’s how it affects my daily life”).

The books were well written and could be useful for disabled kids and able-bodied/neurotypical kids. So, hopeful, i open the book about the autistic kid and…

“Hi, my name is Marc, i have a friend, Lolo, who has autism. This is his story.”

[gif of Troy from the tv show Community, proclaiming an exasperated and angered “WHY ?”]

Yes, why ? Why can’t we have our own story ? Why are they treating us like these “mysterious beings” who can’t tell who they are, how they feel, what they like, what they want ? I had the same regret about the autistic girl, Julia, introduced in a Sesame Street book. 

Again, we’re witnessing everything from the outside. Again, the autistic kid doesn’t tell its own story. Again, it’s a book shaped for Neurotypical kids/parents. 

I don’t get it. All of the other books are written from the child’s POV. It would have been so nice to get to know Lolo, what he’s thinking, what makes him laugh, what makes him afraid… And yet, we’re stuck with Marc, the neurotypical kid. 

There are plenty of books about kids like Marc, who get to be the heros of their own stories. Not much about Lolo, who’s just “something” to witness and observe, i guess…

Also, the book ends on a very pessimistic note, because Marc asks Santa Claus to “cure” his friend and to make him able to talk. Because, obviously, it’s so sad that Lolo can’t be neurotypical, am i right ? And Marc is soooo nice to wish for him to “get better”, right ?

Introducing Miraculous May 2017!

Hey everyone! So knowing that some other fandoms have months dedicated to their shows, I decided to create one for our lovely fandom last year! While for 2016 it was Miraculous March, people requested that this year be May to coincide with Season 2! And thus, Miraculous May will run all May and if you guys want to be a part of it, just make sure to tag it #Miraculous May 2017, that way we can all find it, see it, and give you the recognition you deserve! You can write, draw, edit, do whatever you’d like!

The schedule for Miraculous May is as follows:  

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When we think of Easter, we think of white fluffy bunnies, yellow chicks, painted eggs, candy, and small children running around with smiles on their faces. For some, it’s a religious celebration with many different traditions merged into one. It’s a day of sacrifice, it’s a day of birth.

Today we are going to focus on the Easter Bunny, where did he come from? and who or should I say what is he?

10 facts about the Easter Bunny

  1. The Easter bunny isn’t a bunny, he is a Hare
  2. The Easter Hare originated in Germany and in the 18th century German Immigrants introduced this tradition to America.
  3. The German name for the Easter Hare is “Osterhase”
  4. The Easter Hare was compared to Santa Claus, he would judge the children on their behavior. If you were good he would lay eggs for you, if you were bad, your basket would be full of air.
  5. Hares, rabbits, chicks and eggs are all associated with fertility, so over time they also became linked to easter.
  6. In the 19th century, immigrating Germans tried to introduce the “Osterhase” into Sweden. When the Swedish translated the name it became “Easter Wizard”. The Swedish still dress up like witches and wizards at Easter and they leave sticks or candy with their neighbors in exchange for candy.
  7. The Easter bonnet was created in the 1800’s when German children would create nests with their hats so that the Hare would have somewhere to lay his eggs.
  8. The pagan Goddess Eostre / Ostara is the goddess of spring and is also associated with the hare. There is a folk tale where Eostre had a hare that could lay eggs. The hare was able to do this because years prior he was a bird but was cursed to live his days as a hare.
  9. Christians painted Easter eggs red to represent Jesus’ blood that he shed when he was crucified. They also represent resurrection and rebirth, as do bunnies and chicks.
  10. The Easter Hare was born (created) in 1682 and is still present in our culture today.
the lirry kid!fic rec that nobody asked for but i did it anyway

lately there has been a lot of lirry + kids on my dash and that stuff always makes me a bit (a lot) emotional so i decided to make a list of fics where at least one of them is a parental figure of some kind so you all can be emotional with me.

under the cut are 13 fics, sorted by word count, that are my absolute faves when it comes to lirry and kids. (and 4 bonus fics bc i can’t control myself.) with not only a summary but also my thoughts and feelings (that are mostly just incoherent screaming don’t judge me).

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anonymous asked:

Bruce trying to make Damian go to school, but then after the first parent-teacher conference, promptly pulls him out. 😂

The reasons may shock you.

During his week at the Gotham School for the Utterly and Completely Normal, Damian;

- sharpened his pencils and poured the shavings into his table mate’s orange juice.

- rescued worms from the sidewalk and hid them in his desk with a small pile of dirt.

- genuinely considered getting frosted tips.

- experienced a sugar rush for the first time. It wasn’t pretty.

- told a girl at lunch that her purebred pug puppy would die young due to genetic mutations.

- got into a screaming match with a third grader over Santa Claus.

- got frosted tips. Stephanie immediately dyed them before Bruce could find out.

- Bruce found out anyway since she dyed them blue.

- learned about Blues Clues.

- watched Blues Clues.

- had a mental break down over Blues Clues.

- lost his shoes.

- found someone else’s shoes.

- that’s also how he discovered Hello Kitty.

- she’s a new obsession.

- “Father, I request a Hello Kitty backpack.” “Did you breathe anything weird last night?”

- made a friend.

- it was an eraser he drew a face on.

1st Anniversary Announcement (Feb. 17th) ~~

Hi friends! SO this is pretty self explanatory, but the 1st anniversary of this blog is actually super close- it’s on the the 17th!  But do you know what the best part is????? 

It’s also the 1st anniversary for Lori’s blog!!! @soobadnoonecanstopher 

Fun fact: we had no idea we created out blogs on the exact same day until super recently, but yeah we did and we coincidentally ended up becoming friends so that’s really cool but wait THERE’S MORE??? 


To celebrate, we wrote a collab fic for you guys, which will be posted on Lori’s blog on the 17th :) 

Warning, this fic contains:

- extremely hardcore smut
- violence
- sensitive information about Santa Claus
- Jongdae’s ass
- guns
- Kyungsoo’s egg head
- Star Wars 
- allergic reactions
- EXO being stupid
- Jongin angst
- Jongdae snitching 
- Kyungsoo ruining people’s lives
- ass smacking
- spontaneous human combustion
- Lori and Dia lying about what the fic actually contains (or are we?) 
- and m o r e 

I’m so excited!!!!!! Remember to check Lori’s blog for this fic on the 17th!!!!!! :)

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This has been a long time coming, but here is the first character profile! Starting with good ol’ goat dad. However, if you have not read the comic yet or are thinking about it, I recommend starting here. This profile will contain some mild spoilers up to the current arc. Sections labeled TO BE UNLOCKED will be fleshed out as the comic progresses. So, without further ado…

Asgore Dreemurr
Also Known As: Santa, Mr. Claus, Fluffybuns, Asgorgeous (thanks, Frisk), “Dad”
Age: Ancient
Species: Boss Monster
Gender: Male
Occupation: Ruins Guardian, Gardener, host of weekly tea gatherings, and often times babysitter for all the little Ruins monsters. He is also the former king, though this is known only to the oldest Ruins residents, and it it is not something he particularly likes to talk about.
Themes: Stay Determined! + Reprise / Regret

Personality: Asgore is many things. Jolly, friendly, always eager to lend a helping hand. He loves to take long walks through the Ruins, mingling with the residents, offering smiles and company and lending an open ear to any monsters in distress. He’s the type who seeks to inspire hope. Who loves to lift people up. To make every individual feel like they matter. To that end, he’s taken the maintenance of the Ruins quite seriously, planting gardens to liven up the otherwise drab brick interior. He’s removed spikes from all the puzzles for the safety of the resident children, has allowed and encouraged the incorporation of more modern conveniences, such as a community television in the long corridor, and left pillows beneath the cracked floor puzzles to soften the landings.

Once a year, he even ventures beyond the Ruins, disguised as Santa Claus, to deliver gifts to the world beyond.

You’d look at him and assume he’s the happiest guy in the Underground, with the way he giddily invites monsters into his home for weekly tea gatherings, surrounds himself with droves of excited monster children, and always carries out even the most tiresome tasks with a smile. Most Ruins residents see him as patient, kind, and a figure to aspire to…

Asgore couldn’t disagree more.

In truth, he’s a deeply burdened monster. He harbors an immense guilt, having retreated to the Ruins out of shame. His hands are not clean, and he knows it, and the reason he pours so much effort into making the Ruins life more bearable is not only out of a genuine desire to aid his fellow monsters, but out of hope that it might help him atone for his transgressions.

He does not begrudge Toriel, for it was he who declared war on humanity and he who could not even commit to his plans. But even now, roughly a century after the fact, the guilt still weighs on his conscience, amplified due to the knowledge that every human who has left his care may well have died… or forgotten about him. He’d sooner hope for the latter, for after all this time, his rage toward humanity has faded. He does not wish for war. He does not wish for suffering.

All he seeks now is peace… and hope.

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I have too many posts in my drafts right now like heres a list of unwritten aus

Back to the Future AU where Jack helps 80-something year old Ransom stop a fire that happened in the 50s that killed Holster

Pokemon AU where Jack runs a pokemon gym and bitty is a former contest champ who is trying to take on the pokemon league

AU where Jack “good with kids” Zimmermann is Mister Rogers

AU where Bitty runs a food blog where no one reads what he writes before the recipe part, so he doesn’t censor himself

AU where Bitty has a baking show on food network and Jack is a really strict techie (this prompt was given to me months ago im so sorry)

AU where Bitty is literally santa claus

AU where Bitty is a tour guide at Disney World

AU where the SMH is a men’s synchronized swimming team

AU where everything is the same except that Tango won Jeopardy six times

Sky High AU

Parks and Rec AU

Star Trek AU where Bitty is ¼ Vulcan

And like another part to an AU where Bitty is Danny Phantom

I…have a problem

Shit i also forgot the Power Rangers AU

And the AU where…uh…Whiskey is Hannah Montana


This is my Secret Santa gift for Sabrina ( @kabutomoakis )! :3c

I love appling too, so they’re on a sweet wintery date, with obligatory mistletoe! Darling’s outfit is vaguely based on the nutcracker and Apple looks a bit like Mrs. Claus with accompanying cookies. I had fun designing them!

I hope you like it and Merry Christmas!


anonymous asked:

How would the RFA members react if MC was claustrophobic and they got stuck in a small space together somehow.

Author’s note: I was stuck in a closet with my crush once, & then like two weeks later we he asked me out. We went to HC together & dated for a month maybe? after we broke up he came out as gay and now he’s mY BFF & we check out guys together LOL


  • When Seven locked you and Yoosung in the closet as a joke, neither he nor the smol blond knew about your fear
  • So when your eyes started to water, he was so confused
  • “I-is it really that bad? Being stuck in hear with me?”
  • You couldn’t help but laugh despite your situation
  • “No Y-Yoosung… I’m claustrophobic.”
  • “Oh… wait is there anything I can do?”
  • “Uhh, get me out?”
  • And he did try, I’ll give him that
  • “Seven? Let us out!!! MC doesn’t like small spaces!! Seven? Seven are you out there?”
  • “Yoosung I think he left…”
  • “That jerk… I can’t believe him!”
  • He sat down next to you and held your hand
  • “We’ll get through this MC, and we’ll do it together. Okay?”
  • You smiled and put your head on yoosung’s shoulder
  • And finally, five minutes later, Seven opened the door
  • “Sorry guys I was just-“
  • “Way to go, Seven, you made MC cry!!”
  • “What?”
  • “If you don’t mind, her and I are going to go somewhere without you trying to prank us. Maybe ice cream?”
  • You smiled
  • “That sounds nice.”
  • And as you walked away, you noticed
  • He was still holding your hand


  • You and Zen were on your way to an RFA meeting
  • When you drove into the tunnel
  • Normally, you would be fine
  • But the traffic was SO BAD
  • And of course you and Zen go stuck RIGHT in the middle of the tunnel
  • And of course you had never been stuck before
  • And OF COURSE you were the one driving
  • You froze up and felt everything go numb & felt your hands shaking
  • “MC?”
  • oh crap, I forgot about Zen
  • “S-sorry, I’m claustrophobic.”
  • “What?”
  • “The t-tunnel… tight space…”
  • “Shit. Ok, uhh, how about I sing? Just listen my voice, okay?”
  • He grabbed your hand and began to softly sing your favorite song
  • He was almost done when traffic started moving again
  • He kissed your hand
  • “Better?”
  • “…Yes… but, can you finish the song?”
  • He smiled and continued singing


  • It actually happened in a crowd
  • It might not have been in a tight space
  • but you had no room to breath
  • and oh god you can’t breath
  • and-
  • “MC?”
  • “Y-yeah, Jaehee?”
  • “Are you okay? You’re squeezing my hand pretty tight…”
  • “Oh! S-sorry… this crowd is just making me nervous.”
  • Jaehee understood immediately, and took the situation into her own hands
  • She pulled you through the crowd
  • “Excuse me, pardon me, me and my girlfriend coming through, yes we’re two girls and we’re dating, excuse me, sorry.”
  • Finally you two made it to the edge
  • “Is that better?”
  • “Much.”
  • She smiled and kissed your forehead


  • You hated elevators
  • But you also hated any sort of physical activity And that included stairs
  • So any and every time you rode the RFA elevator with Jumin, he allowed you to hold his hand
  • but then the elevator stopped
  • you squeezed his hand
  • “J-Jumin-“
  • before you even had the chance to freak out, he hugged you
  • “It’s okay, it’s okay, they’ll fix it.”
  • He continued to comfort you, petting your hair and tightening his hug
  • He held you the entire 20 minutes the elevator was stuck


  • At first he thought you were joking when you said you were claustrophobic
  • “What is that, a fear of Santa Claus?”
  • “Ha. Ha. Ha.”
  • then you two got stuck in the RFA supplies closet
  • “That’s weird… the door’s locked. I guess we’re- wait, MC are you okay?”
  • You were not okay
  • Actually, you were in a ball on the floor
  • “S-seven, I told you I was claustrophobic a couple weeks ago, didn’t I?
  • “You were being serious?”
  • “…”
  • You closed your eyes and tried to think of a happy place
  • You heard seven shuffling around and then felt his arm around your shoulder
  • He pulled you into his chest
  • “Just pretend we’re in a big field. A huge one.”
  • Your eyes were still closed
  • “Are there flowers?”
  • Seven smiled
  • “Millions. Oh, and we’re having a picnic, too. I brought your favorite drink.”
  • “Green tea?”
  • “Yup.”
  • “That’s nice… tell me more about the field.”
  • “Well, there’s only one tree, and we sat underneath it for shade. It’s a little windy, but-“
  • The door opened
  • “There you guys are!!!!!”
  • Leave it to Yoosung to kill the mood ;)

I just really love the STAR WARS prequels a lot, that they may be flawed in a lot of ways, but the sheer amount of potential there and the things they did right are so good and I care about these characters so much and I love the world that was built around them and the myriad of ways that I suffer because of them and because of fic that makes everything worse in the best ways, and I just really need to share my feelings about them.


Seed by bell (bellaboo), obi-wan/anakin & anakin/padme, NSFW, 41.9k wip
   When Anakin falls prey to a lethal poison, Obi-Wan has no choice but use all his resources to heal him– no matter how reluctant he is in administering the antidote.
Negotiation by Glare, obi-wan/anakin & ahsoka & cast, nsfw, modern au, serial killer au, 45.1k wip
   Over a year ago, Coruscant Police Detective Anakin Skywalker vanished without a trace while hunting the prolific serial killer known within the media as “The Negotiator”.
it comes to me, as of a dream by xpityx, obi-wan/anakin/padme, NSFW, 3.9k
   Padme watches uneasily as her husband wanders around her rooms, picking up and examining trinkets seemingly without order, before putting them back just far enough away from their original positions to make her frown slightly in annoyance.
Soldier, Poet, King by Glare, obi-wan/anakin & qui-gon & mace & dooku & palpatine & cast, 88.3k wip
   Second chances are very rarely given, but the Force smiles upon two of its favorite children and returns them to a time before their actions have met their consequences. Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader, seeks redemption while Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, disillusioned with the Jedi Order and its Code, falls to the Darkness.
The Hot Santa Hunt by anecdotalist, obi-wan/anakin & padme & ahsoka, 3.9k
   In which Anakin, Padme, and Ahsoka embark on a quest to find the hottest mall Santa at the Corcuscant mall and Obi-Wan may just be actual Santa Claus.
Obi-Wan and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad (Life) Day by wreckageofstars, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka & padme, 7.8k
   It’s Obi-Wan Kenobi’s life day, but good luck telling the galaxy that.
Just a Tooka by Rocket_Sith, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka & qui-gon & cast, 12k
   A peculiar tooka seems to have adopted Qui-Gon’s entire lineage. The Living Force is a mysterious thing, and there’s a pretty good chance the Jedi Code is entirely full of shit.
The Beginning After the End by notbecauseofvictories, padme & cast (some anakin/padme & obi-wan & palpatine & luke & leia), padme lives, 7k
   Padmé wakes to the back of Obi-Wan’s head, his hair mussed and his arms spread, outstretched over her knees as though to shield her from all that would come.
Celestial Navigation by victoria_p (musesfool), anakin & finn/rey & cast, 23.3k
   Finn and Rey’s epic space road trip adventure, featuring pirates, kittens, and the Force ghost of Anakin Skywalker.
Talking to Strangers by Miri1984, kana/hera & ezra & luke & han & obi-wan, 21.2k wip
   The crew of the Ghost have to take a trip to Tatooine for a pick up. Predictably, they run into trouble. And a few other things besides.
A Walking Shadow by lilyconrad, obi-wan & anakin & luke & leia & ahsoka, 61.8k wip
   It is five years into the Empire’s ascension, an order built on the blood and bodies of the Jedi.
Random Drabbles: Caleb Dume and the Grey Sith by dogmatix, kanan & depa & cast, 1.8k
   Caleb Dume discovers that stowing away to go on Seriously Dangerous Missions can be hazardous to your worldview.
Punishment by lovelykenobi, obi-wan/anakin, NSFW, d/s, toys, 3.7k
   Anakin had disobeyed two orders: the Council’s and Obi-Wan’s, which meant two punishments.
The Fallout of Anakin Skywalker’s Knighting by anecdotalist, obi-wan & anakin & some anakin/padme & cast, 9.6k
   Anakin is Knighted and decides to give his Padawan braid to Padme instead of to Obi-Wan after his Knighting. Then he learns that there’s a lot more meaning to that Tradition than he had realized but is it too late to fix things with Obi-Wan?
Trinity by calmersky, obi-wan/anakin/padme, NSFW, 2.4k
   You’ve noticed the tension between them. They think you haven’t, but you have.

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MTVS Epic Rewatch #167

BTVS 6x15 As You Were

Stray thoughts

1) Don’t you hate those loser guys who are working the same job as you are and yet they still believe they’re better than you? I hate them with the firey passion of a thousand suns. Pretentious twats.

TODD: You see, Buffy, the thing you gotta learn about the Palace, and this takes a while, is that job security all boils down to one simple thing. Politics.  Now, I’m not a political animal, but you learn fast around here or it’s wham! Hello, glass ceiling. I mean, it’s not like we work at Burger World, or the Happy Bun, where the power structure is simple. No, here at the Palace, you gotta keep your friends close, but your enemies? Closer. It’s like Machiavelli says. You know Machiavelli, right?

BUFFY: Tall guy, bleached mullet, works day shifts?
TODD: I’m sorry. My bad. I keep forgetting you dropped out of college.
BUFFY: I’m reapplying.
TODD: Good luck with that. Well, gotta motor! Don’t wanna be late for night school.
BUFFY: You go to night school?
TODD: I’m working on my MBA. Think I wanna spend the rest of my life cleaning grease traps?

2) Now, this truly was a low point…

VAMP: What’s that smell? Geez, Slayer, is that you?
BUFFY: I’ve been working!
VAMP: Where, in a slaughterhouse?!
BUFFY: Double Meat Palace.
VAMP: Ohhh. You know what? Let’s just call it a night. If it’s all the same to you, and you’ve been eating that stuff, I’m not so sure I wanna bite you.
BUFFY: You’re dead! You smell like it! How do you get to say I’m the one who’s stinky?
VAMP: Really, it’s, it’s cool, I’ll just catch you next time.

A vampire walking away from you because of how awful you smell? That must hurt… It’s no surprise she needed a little comfort after that…

3) Low point, meet lower point…

BUFFY: Oh, for Pete’s sake. Spike?

SPIKE: Ah, it’s a fair cop, you caught me, Slayer. However, in all honesty, I think we have to say this one doesn’t count. After all, I wasn’t exactly hiding.

BUFFY: No, Spike.
SPIKE: No? What kind of answer is that, you haven’t even heard the question yet.
BUFFY: I don’t have to. We both know what you’re thinking.
SPIKE: And we both know… that I’m not the only one thinking it.

BUFFY: No! Not here.

And yet…

The writers really wanted to make a point of how this was their dynamic as a couple (or whatever they were), with Spike always pushing, Buffy always saying no and yet eventually giving in. Of course, the situation was quite different when she said no and really meant it. But there’s no need to get ahead.

4) Oh, we get it, the sex was rough.

DAWN: Rough night?
BUFFY: The usual.

WILLOW: Hey, workin’ lady. Rough night?
BUFFY: Why does everybody keep asking me that?

DAWN: Some vamp get rough with you?
BUFFY: He’s not getting any gentler.

5) Look, even if you find Dawn annoying, you gotta admit that her being the biggest Tara/Willow shipper is the cutest (and enough reason to love her a little, okay? so please try and love her a little?) And Willow is actually acting so mature about the whole thing, so much progress for her!

DAWN: Big wedding coming up… lots of date possibilities… you and Tara are speaking again. You wanna call her? Invite her over?
WILLOW: Oh, no. Too soon for so bold a maneuver. But if I did call? She wouldn’t hang up on me.
DAWN: That’s progress!
WILLOW:  Hence the happy.

6) Poor Buffy…

Was she really ready to go back to college at this point, though? 


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I’m mostly kidding, though. I don’t really mind him in this episode, and his presence gave Buffy the much-needed perspective to try and get her shit together.

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So let’s talk about Derek Hale for a minute.

Derek Hale, who’s consistently and constantly overlooked and underappreciated.

Derek, who is canonically a middle child. And lets pretend that the whole family was what we’ve seen: just Talia, Peter, Laura, Derek, and Cora (I dearly love to imagine that Papa Hale was a loving and amazing father and husband, but for the sake of argument). So then Derek is not only a middle child–and probably a classic middle child, at that–but the only boy in the family, as well. So he’s not a leader, like Laura (probably intentionally distances himself from those aspects of his personality, because all he hears when he tries is “not as good as your sister), but Cora still gets all the attention. And Talia’s a busy woman, she’s trying to not only raise a family and train Laura to be an alpha and probably to work, she’s also trying to keep Beacon Hills from going up in flames. And she loves and cares about all of her children, but maybe she just has more in common with her girls, more to talk about. Maybe it’s easier to take five minutes to do Cora’s hair in the morning than it is to watch a full basketball game with Derek.

So no wonder that Derek latches onto Peter–he’s desperate for a male role model, and Peter’s older and cooler. 

Derek, the Christmas baby, who suffers through years of Santa Claus wrapping paper and sharing his special day with his sisters and everybody else in America. When he tells people it’s his birthday, they don’t say “Happy Birthday,” they wrinkle their nose and say, “I’m sorry, that must suck,” and what is he supposed to do, say, “Yeah, it does”?

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Nicky and Christmas Presents/Shopping-Go

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Nicky giving Christmas presents/ Christmas shopping go

  • Nobody can convince me that, after that first time in which Nicky bought Neil and Andrew matching coats “because he didn’t have any other idea” -sure thing, Nicky, watch me dispassionately believe you-, he didn’t bought matching presents for them every single Christmas from then on, like, matching sweaters, matching scarves, matching new (floral, because Nicky is a flower boy and you all can pry this from my cold dead arms) armbands, and the year those two moved in together and adopted Sir and King also two matching cat sweaters for the beasts and Andrew is not amused
  • Nicky buys presents for the whole Klose family and makes all kind of calculations to make sure they arrive over there just in time for Christmas and the younger cousins are low-key convinced that Erik’s boyfriend is actually Santa Claus in disguise like in one of those movies they pass on TV during the holidays.

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I have so much to catch you up on.. so much that I could never fit it into one blog post. I’m sorry for not posting but Christmas time was crazy (we got stranded in London! We were very lucky to have Santa Claus visit us all the way here anyway!)

I feel like London has been so jam packed with amazing things that I’ll be posting throwback pictures forever. We leave in just over a week and although I am excited to go.. I also wish we could stay. I’m sure the only thing you’re really interested in, is the biggest change to this picture. Meet Silas. I’ll make a separate post with the details of how we met our new British friend. All I can really say is, Isla has found a new person to wrap around her little finger. I promised myself not to form any attachments on these trips.. but sometimes you just meet people that you know should be in your lives, be it temporarily or permanently. Silas has been a good friend during our time in England and it’s going to be sad to say goodbye. Isla loves England. She now only wants “sweets” not candy, “pop” is her favourite and everybody is her “mate” England has been so kind to us, it’s even more lovely than I remembered.


I know it’s Easter, but I hope you can bear with me and some Christmas for just a second.

Some of you know that for the last few years, I have been working off and on on a guidebook to Christmas and Christmas-adjacent gift-bringers et sim from around the world, partially inspired by a comment on Tumblr by @pulpatoon.

Well, after years of various things slowing me down or stopping me, getting laid off was apparently the fire I needed under my ass to buckle down and finish. Just a few minutes ago, I put the period on the last sentence of the last entry of the book to be written. There is still some introductory material to be written, but as of now, the bulk of the first draft is finally done.

I wrote the book entirely out of order, focusing on whatever was inspiring me on any given day, and also saving the most difficult ones for last, like an idiot. Nevertheless, above are the first paragraphs and last paragraphs written for the book. They will not be first and last in the actual printed book by a long shot, but that’s how I wrote them. Just to give you a taste of what the book might be like, minus the cool art that will be the real selling point.