sealed with love

I wrote a book

So I wrote a book it’s called Faded Letters by CM Stewart and it would mean the world to me if y'all read it and bought it. It took forever for me to get published and it was a labor of love. I won’t lie: it is a heavy book. It deals with a lot of triggering stuff, but my book states that outright so don’t feel bad if you can’t read it!

Synopsis:
After a troubling childhood, Lieutenant James Walker has finally found a place he wants to be in life—a family with his SEAL brothers, a loving dog and an incredible pen pal named Kaylee, but when they start to reveal more of their lives to each other, James finds himself falling for the mysterious woman behind the letters and finding himself in difficult situations overseas.
James Walker never had the perfect life, shifting from foster parent to foster parent. When he finally escaped the system, he dedicated his life to the United States Navy and became a SEAL. Kaylee Tatum is a simple photojournalist trying to figure out what she truly wants in life: whether that be working at the small newspaper or moving in with her seemingly perfect boyfriend. For months, James and Kaylee have been writing letters to each, keeping up-to-date on what is happening in their lives. When Kaylee’s boyfriend does the unthinkable and James goes through a horrific event, their letters are the only thing keeping them together. And their letters do more than build on a friendship.

At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare
—  Caitlin Moran
3

‘Black While Funny & Female’ 18 of our favorite actresses for LA Times

Aisha Tyler, Tracee Ellis Ross, Loretta Devine, Tichina Arnold, Regina Hall, Erica Ash, Loni Love, Retta, Sheryl Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, Rainab Joshnson, Amanda Seales, Sherri Sheperd, Kym Whitley, Yvette Nicole Brwon, Luenell, Yvonne Orji and Marsai Martin

good and sensible mp100 fans that didn’t trust Reigen until well after the first fight with Claw: I love that Reigen is such a complex character that subverts your expectations throughout the story without actually changing as a character, he really grows on you as you find out more about him!

me who has been in disgustingly in love with his phony, shady ass since Day One when we were still probably supposed to hate him: [sweats] haha yeah…..

5

I’ve just whipped up a batch of silly sea-inspired valentines (with even sillier punny messages), now up for digital download on my Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/497927532/sea-i-love-you).

The file is set up so it prints easily on an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper and only needs a few quick cuts to trim them into a sweet little pile of happy oceanic thoughts!

11:57 PM - Peter Parker

request - alright i fuckin love tom holland so please like a smut where you catch peter sneaking in after dark and he tells you about his whole spider thing while you take care of wounds and such, and he’s like super scared your gonna leave him and so you reassure him and take care of him in another way if you catch my drift, this was real long but yeah thank you 

a/n - yes finally i post a smut fic on this blog and tbh it was kind of fun and interesting to write so i hope it isn’t a flop like me but don’t forget to request a peter parker/spider-man fic if you want and follow!

10:46 PM. Nearly 4 hours ever since Peter left me alone in his room. We were doing our Calculus homework with one another until he claimed he got an emergency phone call and ran out the door before I could say anything, taking his backpack with him.

The only thing that kept me company was my textbook and the sound of the falling rain from the outside. May was fast asleep in her room while I was far from that, my heart becoming a mix between anger and fear. I bounced my pencil against the pages of the math book, staring at my calculator as time went by.

I checked my phone again, 10:50 PM. Still no texts, no calls, nothing. I stared at my lockscreen for a few seconds before shutting off my phone and pushing it to the side, growing more frustrated by the minute.

“Dammit Peter.” I muttered, throwing my head back in a fit. I listened to the sound of the raindrops to try to calm me down, but nothing was working at this point.

I huffed and got up from the desk, beginning to pack my things up and call it a night, being more than prepared to give Peter the silent treatment for the next week. Just as I was about to zip my bag up, I heard the locks on the window become undone.

Keep reading