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Advice to a Son

by Ernest Hemingway

Never trust a white man,
Never kill a Jew,
Never sign a contract,
Never rent a pew.
Don’t enlist in armies;
Nor marry many wives;
Never write for magazines;
Never scratch your hives.
Always put paper on the seat,
Don’t believe in wars,
Keep yourself both clean and neat,
Never marry whores.
Never pay a blackmailer,
Never go to law,
Never trust a publisher,
Or you’ll sleep on straw.
All your friends will leave you
All your friends will die
So lead a clean and wholesome life
And join them in the sky.


For this round of ygoshipolympics, Team Kizuna decided to do a band!au fic for one of our entries. It’s written by magileine and adreus, with illustrations and covers by me and social media icons done by aatsuyactic

Here’s a trashy gossip mag + full views of the art used…but read the fic here to find out what’s really going on ;) wink wonk 

All chapters and more art will be posted over the next few days!

“Hole in the Earth”

Please take a bow
This is the end
There’s a hole in the earth
(Deftones, Hole in the Earth)

From the “Traces of Time” series
December 2015


Haikyuu!! Smell headcanons

I talked about this with a couple people before but this has always appealed to me so I’m g o i n g to w r i t e a b o u t i t 

(This is a weird topic but:)

Karasuno Regulars:

Hinata: Morning dew, grass, and pork buns

Kageyama: High-key like milk, berries, and a hint of sports deodorant

Daichi: Light cologne, the one in the scratch magazine booklets, and aftershave

Suga: Flowers, probably roses, rice , very very clean laundry and fresh bread

Nishinoya: You can smell his axe in his near vicinity. He might smell like oranges.

Tanaka: You can smell his axe from across the gym.

Asahi: Not too much axe, but enough that its detectable. Banana nut bread

Tsukishima: Citrusy and like the ocean (he is as salty as the ocean)

Yamaguchi: Lots of fruits, probably most like pineapple? Smells maybe like cinnamon

Seijoh Regulars:

Oikawa: Lots of abercrombie cologne (THE TEEN BRAND) and hair products that smell nice?

Iwaizumi: smells faintly of abercrombie because oikawa sprayed it on him and scrambled eggs

Yahaba: Lavender and softsoap

Kentarou: The hot cinnamon candy I hate but like to smell and lots of axe

Kindaichi: I thought of barbeque sauce and a busy kitchen, a bit of cologne

Kunimi: The new book smell and very faint traces of cologne (and sleep deprivation)

Hanamaki: Peaches and CrEaM

Matsukawa: Stronger cologne and apples

Watari: Moderate amount of cologne and bananas

Feel free to talk to me about these or suggest~! I kinda want to do more aha ;)

Inspiration from: @aftertaste-of-memes 

Watercolour flowers nail art tutorial in this months @ScratchMagazine using @essie @chinaglaze @opi_products @nicolebyopi @sechenails @cndworld

Nails by Sophie Harris-Greenslade at The Illustrated Nail, Scratch Magazine, March 2014

You Will Need:

CND Stickey Base Coat, Colour Club ‘Peace Out Purple’, China Glaze 'Shocking Pink’, Essie 'Bottle Service’, Colour Club ’ Disco Dress’, Essie 'Lacquered Up’, Essie 'Saturday Disco Fever’, Colour Club 'Feelin’ Groovy’, Nicole by OPI 'Hit the Lights’, Barry M 'Mango’ Gelly Nail Paint, Essie 'DJ Play That Song’, OPI 'Alpine Snow’, OPI 'Lady in Black’, Seche Vite Top Coat, small nail art pain brush, acetone or nail polish remover.