since i'm no longer going to be using it

anonymous asked:

Hey! Just read your Baker!Derek fic and... IT'S AMAZING! PLEASE, PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE could you give us more? I'm dying of curiosity with what will happen and I just loved Derek's interaction with the sheriff, haha. Anyway, thanks for writing bc it's already awesome!

since i actually got a few requests to finish it here’s a part two. you can find part 1 here and part 3 here

That night, out of nowhere, Derek decided to cook homemade lasagna. Unfortunately, he didn’t have time to make his own noodles because things at the bakery took longer than he wanted, but store bought is fine. He finds it comforting to go through the methods of cooking this dish. Stirring together the ricotta and mozzarella. Making homemade sauce and chopping up garlic to go into it. Then he focuses on lining the pan with noodles and then layering the ingredients together. It really quiets his mind and prevents him from freaking about Stiles.

Of course, as soon as it’s in the oven and Derek is done cleaning up, all he has is time to freak the fuck out. He is kind of pretty sure he has a thing for Stiles, and Stiles might have a thing for him, which is even scarier. But it’s too soon to tell, Derek is sure of it. And really, they just barely met, so why is he freaking out?

Probably because it’s been so long since he has ever dated. He hasn’t had time lately, so it’s kind of been on the back burner, but now Stiles is right there and well…he doesn’t want to say no to this.

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anonymous asked:

'Technical writing ability'... I disagree so hard! Dan's was long and waffly and repetitive and Phil's was punchy and consice. But tbh I've always admired it when writers can say so much with so few words. And I love Phil. Tl;dr I'm biased.

lbr neither of them were noteworthy for their writing but i was partial to dan’s descriptive ability, his commitment to a longer narrative arc, and his willingness to flesh out emotions in some detail. the real reason i like the urge is bc it gives us a look at what dan thinks his own grieving process would be like if he lost phil and obvi it’s filtered to a degree since he knows ppl are going to be reading it, but it’s still like, intense. there was a lot there. i appreciated it. 

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(Last year’s here.) Not gonna lie, 2015 was not a good art year for me, but at least you can see a lot of improvement. Definitely love the the poses and hair in comparison to it all and it feels very lively and fun. I hope 2016 will be a much better year!

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“As I was feeding squirrels in the park, I noticed a small one that didn’t seem to trust me. While the others came close enough to eat out of my hand, he kept his distance. I threw a peanut his way. He edged up, grabbed it nervously, and ran off. Next time he must have felt less afraid, because he came a little closer. The safer he felt, the more he trusted me. Finally he sat right at my feet, as bold as any squirrel clamoring for the next peanut.

Trust is like that—it always seems to come down to trusting in yourself. Others can’t overcome fear for you; you have to do it on your own. It’s hard, because fear and doubt hold on tight. We are afraid of being rejected, of being hurt once more. So we keep a safe distance. We think separating ourselves from others will protect us, but that doesn’t work, either. It leaves us feeling alone and unloved.

Trusting yourself begins by recognizing that it’s okay to be afraid. Having fear is not the problem, because everyone feels anxious and insecure sometimes. The problem is not being honest enough to admit your fear. Whenever I accept my own doubt and insecurity, I’m more open to other people. The deeper I go into myself, the stronger I become, because I realize that my real self is much bigger than any fear.

In accepting yourself completely, trust becomes complete. There is no longer any separation between people, because there is no longer any separation inside. In the space where fear used to live, love is allowed to grow.”

–Michael Jackson

Happy 57th Birthday King!!

anonymous asked:

do you have any tips for getting a snake? like what are the pros of it and what are the cons? i really want one, but i'd like to know what i'm getting into first. thanks! (also, your snake is absolutely wonderful. thank you for sharing them with us. <3)

Besides the obvious pro that they’re very pretty, exotic, and unique pets–which in turn make you feel cool and niche because you can take aesthetic pics of them (I’m totally dragging myself on this). Here are some pros/cons to having a ball python (I can’t speak for all snakes since I only have a BP and they’re all very different in pros/cons):

Pros:
- You only need to feed them once a week. They can go longer periods of time without eating and its generally okay (although I wouldn’t practice the latter regularly and there’s a lot more to this piece to research on). Mainly it’s nice if you go on vacation because you don’t have to worry about having a friend/family member check on them every day.

-They only pee/poop every 1-2 weeks. So you don’t have to clean up after them all the time.

-They don’t smell (unless they pee/poop than wow good luck that stuff stinks). But generally they’re pretty odorless, my dad has a sensitive nose (also strongly dislikes the smells of animals) but with Apollo there hasn’t been a single complaint from him.

-They don’t need any affectionate attention like cats/dogs, so you don’t have to feel the need to handle them everyday.

-If you’re looking for a super chill/laid back pet, they’re perfect! Most bp’s are content to sit in your lap and sleep.

-They are your lifelong friend! I think there’s been a BP recorded that’s ~40 years old???

Cons:
-Their husbandry needs are very specific and is a lot to maintain/learn about in the beginning. Getting humidity levels and hot spots/ambient temps is CRUCIAL to your bp’s health and it’s a lot of research and experimenting to get it right your first time around.

-BP’s are pretty picky eaters, so while it’s okay for them to not eat for a month, it’s also not uncommon for one to go off feed for over 4 months and that can be very stressful for someone who can’t figure out why they won’t eat. (Hint: usually it’s a husbandry problem, health problem, breeding season, or sometimes they just decide not to eat for months on end).

-The BP community, while very informative also has a lot of misinformation that gets thrown around (Example: BHB Reptiles or Snakebytes TV on YouTube). So it takes a lot of research to sift through the myths/outdated knowledge to understand what’s the proper practice and care for BP’s.

-They’re not cheap!!!!!!! Just because they’re less maintenance than a cat/dog, be prepared to shell out at least $500 in husbandry materials, food, vet bills up front (EXCLUDING the price of your BP). I’ve prob spent ~$1k on Apollo just this year and he hasn’t even gone to the vet yet. It’s solely on food and getting all the equipment for his forever tank.

-They’re not affectionate like cats/dogs. There’s a lot of posts out there that anthropomorphize (humanize) them, saying that their snake is sad, happy, enjoys being cuddled, etc and it’s not that they might not completely feel that at all, but their emotional/cognitive capacity isn’t like a cat/dog. So while Apollo does recognize me because of my scent/how often I handle him, I highly doubt he loves me or enjoys cuddling with me. It’s more like he is used to me and tolerates my affection because I’m warm.

-If you even turn around from them for a few minutes, they will escape and squish themselves into the most obscure corners ever and get themselves into trouble. (I’m pretty sure this one is universal across all snakes and I have definitely had my heart attack moment with Apollo on this one already).

-They live a long time!!! Yes, I know I mentioned this as a pro, but it’s also a con if you won’t be able to commit to owning one for at least 20 years. By time I get married and have kids, Apollo will still be around! Not that it’s a bad thing for me cause I’m 110% committed to this, but it’s food for thought. You never know what will happen in the next 25 years of your life and if having a pet BP will interrupt it in the long run.

TLDR; there are more cons than pros to having a BP, solely because you have to do a LOT of research before getting one since their needs are very specific and there’s a lot of misinformation about them online. I’d say if you’re planning on getting a snake purely because they’re really pretty than I’d recommend against getting one.

But if you’re really passionate about them, ready to give a 25+ year commitment to having one, have the financial stability (and responsibility) to own one, and are ready to do your research, than you’re on your way to having a very fulfilling relationship with your future long pup! As always, thank you for all the love and support on this blog ❤️

For all the other snake bloggers out there, please feel free to add onto this list! I’m sure I’ve left out many other points as well.

  • Miyano: Since we're done with voicing the series [at this point], I want you to forget [the aftermath] for a bit and tell us about how you felt acting that scene in episode 11. There hadn't been a moment before where Haruka's emotions exploded like that [in the argument scene between Makoto and Haruka]. How was it? Were you nervous?
  • Shimazaki: I WAS nervous! I was anxious about showing Haruka's character [the right way] and worried about how he would appear to everyone. Throughout the ENTIRE second season, Haruka is worried and lost about his future and what he'll do…
  • Miyano: The worrying protagonist (trope).
  • Shimazaki: Yeah. I actually really like those, when someone in their youth is worrying about the changes that lie ahead. Rin always appeared bright to Haruka since the first episode. When [Rin] decided right away [in childhood] on what he wanted to do and when he said he would make the best team, he looked sparkling-- but [Haruka] himself didn't have that. Of course, [Haruka] wants to swim for his team, but when it came to his future, he didn't have anything. A normal high school kid, at least in my experience, doesn't decide that clearly on what they want for their future.
  • Miyano: Yeah, not everyone is like that.
  • Shimazaki: They could go to university and stretch out their feelers on what they'd like to do there. But for Haruka [because of his skill], he is at that moment, being pressured to decide. So I could understand why he would feel lost. As Haruka, I felt that he's the kind who is very sensitive of others emotions and takes that in [whether he wants to or not]… so he feels very sensitively the expectations and wishes of everyone and the unknown scouts around him-- and he's unable to let that slide off of him. It makes him feel even more down and uncertain. When Haruka acts based on his emotions, that's when things go well for him, I guess is the way to say. Through his emotions he gets stronger [emotionally]; he's firm about what he likes, what he dislikes, and about his desire to swim. But since his future got involved this time, he went by what he thought instead, using logic and stuff that he normally doesn't think with [rather than what he instinctively felt], so he got stuck for longer than he should have. As I'm sure you've already seen in episode 12-- no matter how much he worried, if he'd just thought "I want to swim"… it wouldn't have been the answer to everything, but it would have helped a great deal for him on an emotional level in feeling that his future was free to pursue. But because he went with logic instead, it made him feel more and more dejected. That was the flow of the story in episode 11, but in episode 9 he also blew up at Rin, right? So in that situation where everyone is coming down at him about deciding his future, here comes his Iwatobi friends who didn't really speak to him that much about it. First, there's Nagisa and Rei, who told him how they felt about it kindly, in a gentleman-like way. And Haruka isn't able to push them away about it because he loves them, he understands how they're feeling, and he knows that they're being nice about it. But because he doesn't understand [what to do], he says as much and he runs away. Then, here comes the last stronghold, Makoto. In the scene before it, there was one where [Haruka] is on edge because they're talking about what they'll do after graduation, and Makoto reads the atmosphere and says normal everyday things like "Why don't we go to the festival?" to help Haruka to relax. So [Haruka] feels grateful to Makoto about that, but since Makoto wants to talk about his own future too, he gets upset again. To me, Makoto was really the last stronghold. [Makoto] doesn't push [Haruka] or force him into something, and [Makoto] stays by his side while he's worrying about his future like this. He kind of stagnates with him, and you think there could be a bit of dependency involved, but now this last stronghold comes to tell him to not run away. That's why it shook Haruka really hard.
  • Miyano: He must have felt really pained by it.
  • Shimazaki: When he said "Not you too!" his expression was one of deep anguish.
  • Miyano: Despite what [Haruka] said, you could tell [from that scene] that he relied on Makoto a great deal… But since he's thinking a great deal and feeling confused about his future while being shown all these different paths by other people, Haruka must have felt that he wanted to change, right?
  • Shimazaki: Yes!
  • Miyano: If he really didn't care [about changing] and he liked the way he was now, then it wouldn't affect him at all. Since he feels confused about it, though, he must be feeling deep inside that he wants to do something about himself, or feels that he must. But since that's a different style from his usual, he doesn't know why he feels irritated but he can't help feeling irritated.
  • Shimazaki: Yes.
  • Miyano: If he really didn't feel anything, he could just keep on swimming. But when that staircase [to move ahead to his future] was prepared for him, he did take a proper moment to think about whether he wanted to climb it or not.
  • Shimazaki: Yes.
  • Miyano: So in the end, he takes that first step up towards adulthood…
  • Shimazaki: Why do you make that sound so chic?
  • Miyano: ROFL.
  • Shimazaki: No, sorry for interrupting, we're on a serious subject.
  • Miyano: So, in the end, he's able to feel that he does indeed have something fierce inside himself. That made me very happy to see, even as the audience.
  • Shimazaki: Yes. When [Haruka] first felt that Rin was a bright presence, that's what it was. In his nightmare, he sees Rin holding his hand out while this huge light shines from behind him. So, him thinking that Rin is bright is him thinking that the world [that Rin is in] is a bright one.
  • Miyano: Yeah, maybe somewhere in his heart he wanted to be in that world too, but when he realized that, he still thought "That's not cool" or "That's not true." So [not being honest with himself] is what keeps things from getting better for him.
  • Shimazaki: Yes.
  • Miyano: But by facing it… or rather, by having friends who make him face it… Within this Free! group, each person lived each moment of real life with value and they each shown through with great charm.
  • Shimazaki: It was very human-like drama, especially seeing Haruka being confused about his life and running away from it. Humans aren't like a book, they come with all sorts of contradicting emotions.

bloodsoakedstrex  asked:

I'm not going to ask for this b/c I have a feeling it'll happen whether or not I ask for it, but non-binary characters. Please. I will love you for longer than forever

I very much consider Chance to be genderqueer (Gender: bandit. Pronoun: bae). I also think Juno operates a bit outside of the gender binary, since he consistently uses male pronouns but so often refers to himself as a lady.

But we plan to continue exploring a variety of gender identities at the Penumbra! Everyone deserves to see themselves in stories and we will do our best. Thanks for reaching out, friendo. <3

Merlin {Sentence Starters}
  • "I wouldn't say I needed saving. I'm sure I would have thought of something."
  • "How come you're so much better at this than me?"
  • "I warn you, I've been trained to kill since birth."
  • "I saw you fighting today. You have a very aggressive style."
  • "You are special. The likes of which I've never seen before."
  • "You have to show everyone that you were right and they were wrong."
  • "Has anyone ever told you you're a genius?"
  • "OK, I bent the rules a little. But the rules were wrong. They're unfair."
  • "I cannot stay when there's no longer a use for me."
  • "How long are you going to keep punishing people for what happened then?"
  • "I thought I told you to get out of my sight."
  • "I believed you. I trusted you and you made me look a complete fool!"
  • "I'm your friend. You know I wouldn’t make this up."
  • "I don’t understand anything anymore. I need to know what's happening."
  • "I did it. I saw how desperate things were becoming. I had to do something."
  • "I just didn't fit in anymore. I wanted to find somewhere that I did."
  • "I hate to ask, but I was wondering if you had anything to eat."
  • "I had no idea you were so keen to die for me."
  • "Anything you want, anything you need, all you have to do is ask."
  • "I know what it was. I just want to know where you learned how to do it."
  • "You had the advantage, you can’t afford to hesitate!"
  • "Wow. And how long have you been training to be a prat?"
  • "I am a terrible liar. I start sweating, my vision blurs, my brain stops working-"
  • "I won't be alive long enough for anyone to do anything to me."
  • "I thought I told you to do that yesterday?"
  • "In life you always have a choice. Sometimes it's easier to think that you don't."
  • "Would you let something terrible happen if it meant you'd stop something even worse happening in the future?"

so i just got on to this. and i took a screenshot because i blocked them. but i thought i was safe to turn anon back on for awhile. and things had been cool. but here we are. to answer the bottom question. i do write longer replies. i just haven’t been up to long threads recently. muse for murphy has been wavering a bit since hiatus started and i probably need to just rewatch the show. i used to be a novella rper (20+ paragraphs at a time), but now i just don’t have the capacity to sit and write like that. my attention span doesn’t focus long enough, and honestly i’d rather not stress out about such a long thread. sorry if this inconveniences you, now blocked anon.

i’ve struggled with writing murphy for awhile now. going back and forth about whether i should even keep this blog. but i love murphy, and i love writing him, even if it takes awhile to get things done. i love how far he’s come as a character, and look forward to where he’s going to go. even after the show ends (presuming everyone doesn’t die), i want to delve more into his characteristics and personality and see where he goes. he’s a complex character, more than people give him credit. he’s not stupid (can we drop the whole spelling die wrong already – not being taught the correct spelling or words does not make him stupid), and he definitely knows how to make sure the people he cares about survive under any circumstances. yes he is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that, but he’s also a teenage boy who has been through more than any person should endure. let’s not forget that.

anyway – i got off the subject. so to get back on it, here’s the last thing i have to say:

*note: anon is also back off. sorry.

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Since we were in Osaka for SNK the Real, we decided to hop over to visit Iwatobi High-school which is about an hour away. Since the building is going to be torn down we had to go before leaving for Iwami. Of course we took makoharu with us :)

(eta- the building is no longer a school, it’s currently serving as rehab/therapy center for ppl with disabilities..)

damnilikestyle  asked:

Hi there. I am going back to school in a few weeks and since we no longer have to wear school uniform, I need some advice on what shoes to get for every day use? Nothing too dressy but something stylish? I'm thinking of getting a couple of pairs.

Invest in a brown wingtip. Thats a great shoe to either dress up or down:

The Lost Boys - Chapter 34

Summary: He’s the charming, out of control frontman of one of the most successful bands in the world. She’s a hard-working rising actress. Sometimes it’s hard to find out what’s real and what’s make-believe when fame’s in the game. Inspired by this photoset.

Rating: M

Word Count: 358,748

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this is late but whatever, you love me anyways, right, yun? i mean, i got mikey to tweet you. just saying. happy belated birthday and ily and here, have a stellar guest that i’m sure you’ll be delighted to see. 

so, here it is. the final chapter. the end. it’s the end of an era! right?!

i’m sorry i’m getting quite emotional here. it’s been a little longer than a year since i posted the first chapter of this story and now it’s… done. it feels like letting go of a really cool group of friends at this point. 

(well, there’s still the epilogue to go, i guess, but that’ll be it)

Love always, nini.

Really really really can’t wait for the coli rewrite so all of these bugs that have existed since before i even joined the site can be fixed such as:

  • Somebody used a bolt attack??? HAVE SOME EXTRA LAG.  Or maybe we’ll just throw the whole screen diagonally and make you reload!  Who knows!
  • If you use eliminate the breath cap might as well be 85
  • Who’s supposed to go first?  Fuck that delete the first turn nobody gets to go and I know you have 6 ambushes but we’re only gonna count 5 of those.

anonymous asked:

Hello friend! I'm sorry to bother you with such a stupid question but I'm just so curious! What's going on in Steven Universe that's supporting the lgbtq+ community? I used to love the show but since I moved out of my parents house I no longer have cable and have completely lost track of it

It’s no bother! The answer is very spoilery, so I’m putting it below the cut. The build up is great so if you want to watch it, do that instead here!

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anonymous asked:

I've become a much happier person since meditating and studying Buddhist philosophy, but my relationships have suffered because of it. Destructive things I used to tolerate or be apart of that my friends or even my boyfriend take part in I'm now not interested in. I'm not rude about it, I'm patient and understanding but I'm losing sight of our connection. I feel it slipping away. Am I supposed to give up all of my friends or continue pretending when we no longer see eye to eye? Thank you Greg:)

The thing about the awareness that comes from meditation is that once it takes hold there is no going back. It’s like taking a look down the rabbit hole and seeing wonderland. You can’t unsee, you can’t go backwards in awareness. Your friends haven’t experienced what you have and that’s fine. They may someday, until then it may be easier to just keep being polite and keep being nice. Unless you make a big sudden change these things tend to take time to shift. You may start to meet other people that have your same awareness level at a latter time, but until then just keep being happy and stay in the moment.

I wouldn’t unfriendly people just because you don’t see eye to eye with everything they do. Just let them be them and kindly just be you.

~greg