sherbet orange

ice cream asks
  • chocolate: when was your first kiss?
  • french vanilla: how old are you?
  • cotton candy: three places you want to travel to?
  • strawberry: a language you wish you could speak?
  • coffee: favorite cosmetic brands?
  • mint chocolate chip: indoors or outdoors?
  • cookie dough: do you play any instruments?
  • rocky road: favorite songs at the moment?
  • butter pecan: favorite songs for life?
  • cheesecake: what's your zodiac sign?
  • toasted coconut: the beach or the pool?
  • chocolate chip: what's your most popular post?
  • bubblegum: books or movies?
  • pistachio: manga or anime?
  • salted caramel: favorite movies?
  • birthday cake: favorite books?
  • moose tracks: favorites for manga?
  • orange sherbet: favorites for anime?
  • peanut butter: favorite academic subject?
  • black raspberry: do you have any pets?
  • mango: when and why did you start your blog?
  • mocha: ideal weather conditions?
  • black cherry: four words that describe you?
  • neapolitan: things that stress you out?
  • raspberry truffle: favorite kind of music?
  • chocolate marshmallow: favorite brands of candy?
  • toffee: a card game that you're good at?
  • lemon custard: do you eat breakfast?
  • dark chocolate: turn ons?
  • fudge: turn offs?
  • peach: how do you relax?
  • praline: a popular book you haven't read yet?
  • superman: do you like sweaters?
  • cherry: do you drink tea or coffee?
  • dulce de leche: an instrument you wish you could play?
  • blackberry: have you ever laughed so hard you cried?
  • ginger: a new feature you wish tumblr could have?
  • blueberry lemon: favorite blogs?
  • almond: favorite mean girls quote?
  • butterscotch: what color are your nails right now?
  • cinnamon: have you ever been confessed to?
  • blue moon: have you ever had a crush on someone?
  • cappuccino crunch: do you take naps?
  • mint: the most embarrassing thing you've ever done?
  • brownie batter: do you like sushi?
  • key lime: where do you want to be right now?
  • red velvet: do you wear prescription glasses?
  • green tea: favorite flavors of ice cream?

So, I went to a reptile convention for a hognose. Needless to say that’s not what I came home with. After discovering there were no hognoses to be found I came across this beautiful boy. His name is Sherbet and he’s one of my dream snakes. He’s 3 months old, fairly social, super sweet, and extremely gorgeous! So everyone welcome Sherbet to the family. 

Orange Sherbet » Chae Hyungwon

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summary: “I was thinking hyungwon as a single dad would be super hot so could I have a single dad hyungwon au where he’s got a son/daughter and he starts bringing them to daycare where you work and the first day he brings his kid he sees you and you’re trying to ask him questions but you’re so pretty and he’s really flustered around you and when he sees you with his kid his heart just melts and he’s always asking his kid about ‘miss y/n’ and the kid is so over it”
words: 4086
category: fluff, single father!hyungwon, nurse!hyungwon
a/n: this ends in dialogue but hopefully it’s not as messy as it seems i don’t know. anyway i think this is one of the cutest things i’ve written so pls enjoy and support monsta x thanks

Originally posted by wonhontology


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Woosung was Hyungwon’s pride and joy. No matter how dark things got, or how gloomy the world seemed, it was okay, because Woosung would always be there when he got home.

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So many knees were taken today!

I’m not sure where those knees were during the 2016 football season when Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest racial injustice and police brutality. But so many knees were taken today.

We’ve seen a lot of second-rate quarterbacks signed to new teams during the off-season, but Kaepernick still doesn’t have a contract. Still, lots of knees.

Believe me, I understand the business logic behind signing a very successful player who is a racist or a criminal versus a middling player who draws a lot of controversy, because the owners don’t feel that the hassle is worth the payoff. So we have lots of knees instead.

We have knees from players and owners and managers who wouldn’t have dared to kneel in solidarity with Kaepernick in protest of America’s aggression toward Black people, because now they can kneel for the First Amendment. They can kneel against a President that they and their buddies donated millions of dollars to elect. They can kneel…for public goodwill points. What a coincidence that we have so many knees just as NFL fans are uniting in a boycott against the league’s formidable alliance to keep Kaepernick off the field.

But they’re not kneeling for Black people or Kaepernick. They’re kneeling for ratings. They’re kneeling because of tweets from a sentient tub of orange sherbet. They’re kneeling because President Velveeta has now made kneeling on the field part of the dividing line between Respectable(ish) America and Fascism. Standing will now come to mean you’re aligned with President Velveeta, not that you were too cowardly to protest on behalf of racial equality. Kneeling is your signal to Cheetolini that you do not respect his attempt to silence free speech, not your signal to Black America that our lives matter too.

Lots of kneeling going on today. So much kneeling that it doesn’t mean anything anymore. Except to Kaepernick, who is still donating money to causes while out of a job, who would still be kneeling for the right reasons, who started a protest for us that was co-opted into a protest for free speech.

shinee goes on a midnight adventure (at taemin’s suggestion)

taemin:

  • shinee: “taemin-ah………………….. this is paris baguette” 
  • tae: yep 
  • ot4: “you said we were going on an adventure and kept saying trust the drive over wHY are we at a paris baguette” 
  • tae: *jazz hands* ~adventure~
  • buys a loaf of bread 
  • tbh he just needed to buy bread for toast and it’s fun to buy things in the middle of the night 
  • but FINE
  • hands out slices of bread to quit their complaining 
  • honestly if they didn’t want to come they could have not come (ot4: you herded us into your car and drove away / minho: *head pops up* i was promised ice cream) 
  • buckles the seat belt over his loaf in the car 

onew:

  • ???? 
  • it’s 12 
  • since when was paris baguette open this late
  • staring helplessly at the menu bc all the good breads are gone (even the choco cones noooooo) and he can’t even get coffee at this hour taemin why would you do this to him 
  • stressed (jong: you ok??? / onew: i don’t knOW what i want)
  • should…. he buy a cake? is that an appropriate response to this situation
  • thank god they head over to the convenience store (jong: just back away from the cakes hyung) 
  • happily makes the got7 mark meal (ot4: you know how to make that??? / onew: it’s almost as if i have a magical box called a smartphone and can access the internet!!!! and get the recipe!!!! wow what a concept!!! / taemin: …. i politely decline to drive you back / onew: no wait) 

jonghyun:

  • taemin cannot be trusted 
  • in a huge sweater so he tucked his hands into the sleeves and keeps slapping any member in the near vicinity with his large penguiny arms (minho: *ties the arms together* / jong: well, fuck) 
  • pulling only made the knot tighter
  • aegyo-ing so someone will untie him
  • no mercy tho (free jonghyun sos) 
  • while struggling: “OMG SRSLY I WANT SNACKS TOO”
  • taemin takes his wallet from his back pocket (tae: *waving jong’s credit card* jonghyunnie hyung is buying~~~~~~~ / ot3: WHOOOOOOO) 
  • AGAIN. TAEMIN. CANNOT. BE. TRUSTED.
  • actually did end up paying tho even when he was (finally) freed
  • no one actually untied him he just realized he could just take off the sweater and problem solved (key: *whispers* ……..babo) 
  • throws corn chips at tae’s head while he drives 

key:

  • can’t believe they actually left home to do this, these frikken weirdos he associates himself with 
  • there’s little clay dinosaur keychains that are next to the cashier and he is sweating trying to convince himself that he should not buy them omg
  • casually grocery shopping at the mart 
  • minho peeks into his basket: “milk, eggs, ketchup???” / key: let me live 
  • why is his basket so heavy 
  • looks down and there are sausages, chips, and string cheese that he did not put in there
  • ot4 were playing a game to see how much food they could get in before he notices 
  • they’ve gotten real good at acting innocent that he’s not sure exactly who started it but he just blames taemin and makes him carry the basket from then on (taemin: WAI / key: if it isn’t directly your fault, it’s indirectly your fault, so in conclusion it’s your fault) 

minho:

  • armful of energy drinks like yes i’m going to need all of these
  • “i’m calling collect on the ice cream you promised me tae” / taemin: *slides over jong’s card* / minho: “pleasure doing business”
  • comes back biting into a jaws bar (it’s a sherbet-y orange/strawberry flavored bar that’s shaped like a shark! v good) 
  • so since they came out here (key: we’re 5 mins from our dorm) they should just chill (key: we could walk back if we wanted to) 
  • there’s a street vendor near by so he buys odaeng (fishcake) and fried things and they all sit at the tables outside the convenience store eating them 
  • he bought each member the drink they like (srsly after 12 years of knowing each other it’s like second nature) and passes them out 
  • this is actually pretty nice (taemin: YES ADVENTURE~~~ SUCCESS)
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when you order three scoops of orange sherbet and two spoons at the howard johnson because your wife has never had orange sherbet even though she said she wanted pie and turns out she doesn’t even like orange sherbet

Batfam's go-to ice cream flavors
  • (Why do I always think of random things like these? The world may never know, but they're lots of fun! Also I've worked in an ice cream shop for two years what can ya do)
  • Bruce: Chocolate Mudslide (which is chocolate ice cream with Oreo crumbles, fudge ripple, and marshmallow fluff. He's such a sucker for sweet, he just doesn't usually show it)
  • Alfred: Pistachio or Orange Sherbet. Light flavors that aren't too terribly sweet.
  • Dick: Lemon Creme or Lime Sherbet! But he really likes anything fruity that reminds him of summer, like Key Lime Pie, Orange Sherbet, Banana Pudding, etc.
  • Jason: Black Raspberry Chocolate Chunk is his favorite sweet flavor, but his favorite rich flavor is Irish Cream. PS. It smells (and tastes) like Baileys, which is how I imagine he smells anyway lol
  • Tim: Tiramisu. Chocolate and Coffee?? Can it get any better?
  • Steph: Cinnamon Bun (Cinnamon ice cream with caramel swirl) is her favorite but Almond Chocolate Coconut is also near and dear to her heart.
  • Damian: Strawberry, with a MOUNTAIN of whip cream. Also likes Mint Chocolate Chip... with a MOUNTAIN of whip cream.
  • Babs: Also loves strawberry, but with lots of cherries. A close second is Key Lime Pie, which Dick brings her every year on her birthday
  • Cass: Dark Chocolate with chocolate sprinkles. A little bittersweet
  • Duke: Banana ice cream with chocolate syrup, or a Banana Split! (Banana milkshakes are also a fav, bananas just mix so well with ice cream!)

apathetic-and-gay  asked:

Your blog is so helpful! You're very bright! :) I was wondering, this is something I've been struggling with,,, I can't quite change the mood when I write. How can I transition from a light hearted moment to a solemn one and so on?? I like to make comedic characters with intense back stories but I think that requires a lot of tone shifts and I'm just an foolish amateur

Ooh, wonderful question.  

There are lots of ways I go about conveying the mood in my writing.  Most frequently, however, I’ll use the weather or the environment around them.  

For example, if I want to convey a somber tone – for, say, a funeral – I’d try something like this:  

The world was colorless, comprised of varying shades of lifeless gray.  The sky was charcoal, the ocean slate, and it was difficult for Jane to believe that there was ever a time when her hometown had seemed as vibrant as it had when she was a child.  She couldn’t wait for the funeral to be over so she could take refuge in her hotel room, turn on a vapidly cheery sitcom, and tune out the dull, drab world around her.

If you want to convey a hopeful mood, you could try something like this:  

Socrates narrowed his eyes determinedly at the horizon, watching as the inky sky was illuminated by the rising sun.  Today would be the day he confronted the Athenians once and for all, granted them the “apology” they so desperately craved.  It would be his final stand.

And if you wanted to convey a rapidly changing mood, you could try something like this:  

Dante looked up at the evening sky, the colorful flares of sherbet pink and orange subdued to a dim, depressing gray with the retreat of the setting sun.  How fitting, he thought, that it so accurately mirrored his decline in mood after Virgil’s departure.

The list goes on and on.  Interspersed with the narrator’s commentary on the characters themselves, I feel this is one of the most simple and effective ways to convey the overarching mood in any given seen.  

You can also get funny with it and contrast the atmosphere with the mood of the characters:  

 The sky was snappy electric blue, the air crisp and pervaded by the cheerful chatter of birds.  Of course on the worst goddamn day of his entire career the weather would finally decide to be cheerful.  

Or, you could get straight-up tragic and have it be a beautiful day when something awful happens:  

It was a beautiful summer day in Maine when they told me my mother was dead.  The world was full of color, and I was surrounded on all sides by cheerful yellow daffodils and giggling pansies.  It all seemed so hollow, so unreal in conjecture with the bitter nothingness I felt inside of me. 

In this particular instance, however, (i.e. writing comedic characters with tragic backstories), I would personally focus on showing how your characters use humor as a coping mechanism, which a lot of comedic characters (and real-world people, for that matter) often do.  

I usually do this by building them up as a cheerful, happy-go-lucky character.  I allow the reader to take comfort in their upbeat tendencies, establish them as comedy relief.  

Then, I’ll choose one definitive moment of brutal honesty where we see the pain behind it all, and it’s very clearly not funny anymore.  For example:

The kitchen was dark, illuminated only by melancholy blue light of the freeway.  Like Tuck himself, it all seemed a lot less cheerful than it did in the daylight hours.   

“Yeah, my dad sure as hell wasn’t the nicest person in the world,” Tuck went on with a quiet laugh, though his eyes were now rimmed with pink.  “I remember, there were days when I’d come home – little shit I was back in those days – and find the door locked ‘cause I’d miss curfew.  I’d go to sleep on the stoop in thirty degree weather.  Wake up with bugs in my clothes, fingers and toes so numb I could hardly feel ‘em.  Neighbors didn’t do a goddamn thing, neither.”    

He huffed out a short noise that was somewhere between a laugh and sob, and took another swig of his liquor.  “I deserved it, I guess.  Like I said, I was a goddamn obnoxious brat back then.  And anyway, it was loads better than being inside with my old man once he’d had a few beers in ‘im.”

Notice how I keep things subdued here – tragic moments can easily be spoiled by being an exhibitionist about your characters emotions.  Keep things subtle, and trust in your readers’ ability to feel the weight of it on their own.

Anyway, these are just a few personal rules of thumb, but I hope they work for you as well.  Maybe at some point I’ll do a longer post on how to convey mood in writing, at which point I’ll be sure to tag you.  

In the meantime, good luck, and happy writing!