you’ve known them forever, literally going to the same primary school,but these were the moments that really brought you closer.
Zach and you met during biology class first day into high-school,you get partnered up together and it just blossomed from there. You would help him with biology, thinking it was the sweetest thing that he wanted to be a Marien biologist cause how cute is he? you helping him study lead to you meeting Jeff not too long after.
Jeff and you meet because Zach kept hearing him going on and on about him failing history, so you actually helped him before he met Clay.
Now Justin and you met in primary school,he actually stood up for you when you were on the playground and some kid yelled “ Y/N HAS COOTIES”, you two were always friendly but never got too close till you started coming around more often for Zach and Jeff.
Monty on the other hand,you knew from your parents. His dad and your dad co-own a company. So you would always have to go to events with the family and bump into him.
You friendships with each of them is different and special in their own way:
Zach would be the one that gets you out of any bad mood you may be in. I think there was a time in his life where he felt like he was really misunderstood, like the people around him didn’t really know him, like he was lonely. Thats the last thing he would want you to feel. So wither if its making you laugh till you have tears rolling down your face,taking you out for a bite to eat at your favourite restaurant as a pick me up, or even something as small as letting you vent to him at any point of time,he loves making the most important people in his life happy and laugh,you are no different.
Monty and your’s relationship would be the type of relationship where you two were complete and polar opposites. but it works in the best way ever! he opens you up to different things and he gets you to see stuff from his point of view,and its the same from your end.your a completely calm person and violence makes you nervous, you help him control his anger.
Jeff,he is a literal ray of sunshine how could you not be happy around that boy? he would take you on the best adventures ever, almost all your funny story’s have to start with “that one time Jeff and I…..” he is you partner in crime.
Justin and you connected in a way where you too would have the best conversations ever. That boy really has gone through his fair share of hard times in life, from his mother to meth-seth. So, some nights he call’s you,you two go up to the cliff that overlooks you’r home-town or even go to a 24/7 diner and just talk, about life, everything, anything. By the end both of you feel heaps better. Like a sense or relief. both of you going to bed in a better mood,jut happy to have some who understands you. You know about his family problems, so when your parents are out of town and your home alone - sometimes when they are home- he comes over and spends the night. one of your guest room basically slowly converting into his personal room with his clothing accumulating the closet and his stuff all over the place.
Going to parties with them is the best;
they make it a thing to keep an eye out on you. so even if you go off and do your own thing,you’ll always find one of them checking in on you from the corner of their eye.
Jeff would honestly be the designated driver of the group,yes he drink’s but he usually won’t go over 2 beers. he would jokingly claim “ i don’t need to get drunk to be the life of the party”
Parties basically assure you a drunk Justin stumbling around before landing beside you babbling on and on about god knows what. You could swear one time you heard him talking about “if you write a book about being a failure…and it doesn’t sell…is it considered a success?”
Even though you know they look out for you you happen to try an keep an eye on Monty, cause an overly wasted-drunk-outta his ass Monty makes an ever shorter tempered Monty… not.good.
Zach is a social butterfly to say the least,even though he goes around the whole room talking people up,he always ends up checking in on you when your on your own or if some guy makes you uncomfortable or is too close.
- Some people at school don’t have have the best things to say about your friendship cause “what kind of whore goes between the same guys”. They judge it the wrong way and misunderstand it all the time
- While some of the school think of you differently when they find out your friend with people like them: categorising them as Monty the “bully”, Justin the “fuck boy”and all that nonsense that they say just say cause they don’t know them good enough
-You guys protect and look out for each other, its not just them protecting you -even though they do all the time,if its from major things like Bryce and making sure you don’t drive when your drunk , or smaller things like “ did you eat yet Y/N” “ don’t forget to wear your seatbelt babe and be careful”- You get really protective over them so when you hear people talking shit about either of them in the hallways you wont think twice of speaking up.
can you do a got7 reaction to seeing your hair revert bacy to curly while swimming?
Mark: Mark legit was looking for you for about 5 minutes before he realized the dime piece with the big ol hair was in fact, HIS dime piece. “baby oh my god. You got me messed up, changing into a WHOLE new person like that.”
JB: You two have been swimming for awhile and slowly you hair was converting back to its curly state. it wasn’t until you swam over to the edge of the pool that Jaebum noticed your hair wasn't straight anymore. “whao what! your hair! when did you do that?!” and now you have his fingers allll over your hair. congratulation.
Jackson: “So it takes me 3 hours to get a perm but you just get in the water for 15 minutes and it goes throught a complete metaphorphic change? not fair…”
smh i’m trying to redecorate Wes’ loft and i realized i have like 0 rugs from cleaning out my cc a few months ago. i closed my game to go hunt for some but ended up downloading 200 items of cc.. none of them were rugs.
Heavens. I had made Cersei on a whim the night of I got internet. I literally had nothing but a few pictures and a keyboard and like..maybe 2 followers? Cersei literally showed up out of no where and demanded that I love her, and it’s been a wild ride ever since. I’ve met so many people, written so many things, and Cersei and I have been through so much together. And I’m just thankful for every single moment that had happened, every single person I’ve met, and every heart wrenching and cute things our muses have been through.
Really it wouldn’t have been such an awesome ride without every single one of you, and I’m so thankful for you all. I know I’m terrible with having constant productivity but thank you for putting up with it. For putting up with the mess that I am and my random days where all I do is jack around doing nothing but reblogging pretty pictures. (how do you put up with me)
Beneath the cut is some very special shout outs to those I could never be without. Please I ask early on that you forgive me if I miss anyone. I have a terrible memory and there is just so MANY of you. ohmygosh. I can never be thankful enough. I love you all, my lovelies!
Imagine traveling to New York without Chris. (Part A)
A/N: Part 3A 😊 You can read the related mini-series and the previous parts here: (Mini-series - Masterlist; Mini-series Spin-off: ‘Unexpected Reader’, ‘Little Ways Away’, ‘She Said Yes’, and ‘Miss Graduate’ - Masterlist; 'Something Blue’: Part 1/Part 2)
“Can’t you just get your wedding dress in LA?” Chris asked as he walked you towards the departure hall, wheeling your hand luggage behind him as you reached into your bag for your passport and air ticket. “I don’t understand why you have to fly all the way to New York when there are designers who are willing to fly in just to dress you.”
Yes. You were flying to New York for the weekend to do your wedding dress shopping with Ava, who had uproot her life and moved to New York since Sebastian proposed. She still spent a lot of time in LA because of you and your wedding, and stayed in the same apartment you found three years ago though- she actually owned it now that Sebastian bought it. They needed somewhere to stay when they were in LA and they’d much rather stay in a place that had memories, than a fancy hotel room.
“And I’m flattered, but like I always tell you- I don’t need the special treatment and would rather dress myself,” you reminded him and he sighed. You were oddly down to earth for a girl who’d been dreaming about Hollywood and its special treatment since you were a little girl. You always politely declined when Chris’ publicist offered you a prep team when you were attending an event with him; the only help you got was with your hair as you weren’t really good at doing hair.
“Which brings me back to my first question, why can’t you just get your dress in LA?”
“You know why I’m going to New York,” you retorted, trying not to smile at his smile.
The reason you were flying all the way to New York for brands and designers you could easily find in Los Angeles too- was because of Chris. You knew if you did the shopping in Los Angeles, he’d find some way to convince you to let him come along. Even if you disagreed, he’d find his way to the shop and peek in the window and see the dress and- well, that was very bad luck. So you secretly purchased your air ticket on an almost full flight and only told him about it the next morning, just as you were heading for the airport so all he could do was drop you off and nothing more. He wasn’t particularly pleased with your sneakiness, but he did understand why you were doing what you were doing.
“You know I’m just going to FaceTime you while you’re shopping.”
“And you know I’m just not going to answer your calls,” you quipped and he rolled his eyes, smiling. “You can wait until the wedding day like the rest of them to see my wedding dress. I promise it’ll be beautiful and completely worth the wait,” you told him then kissed his jawline.
“You could wear a potato sack and I’ll think it’s beautiful and completely worth the wait,” he responded with a chuckle and you smiled. “Just-” he huffed, “Dodger and I are going to miss the two of you so much.”
The moment he referred to the baby growing inside your belly, you placed your hand over your abdomen with a smile. As it turned out, you were pregnant- four weeks on Monday. It was exciting and you were happy, but you were still trying to wrap your head around the idea of being a mom. You weren’t even twenty-two yet, it was still July. You didn’t even want to think about the fact that you were going to be seriously pregnant when January came around and it was time for you to start work. Was Emilia, or any other production company going to want you when they found out you were pregnant? Would you become a liability? Would they force you onto the back burner until after you gave birth? Would you lose your story to some other writer? What was going to happen to your opportunity of a lifetime?
“What’s wrong?” Chris asked when he saw through to your mental anguish.
“Do you think they’ll still have me knowing I’m pregnant?”
“Who will still have you?” He asked with furrowed brows and you rolled your eyes, answering his question. “Oh, Emilia?” You nodded. “Of course she will, she’s a mom herself. She’ll be incredibly understanding and patient. Plus- you’ve already written the story and you’re slowly converting it into a script, all you need to do is handover and she’ll sort out the rest for you. Most of your job will consist of meetings. With directors, and crew members, and actors and actress. It won’t be hard, and it definitely won’t be something you can’t do while pregnant.”
“Okay,” you nodded, letting out a sigh of relief. “I was just worried they’ll push my offer back.” You told him and he nodded understandingly, wrapping an arm around you. “I want to be your wife and I want to be our baby’s mom, but I also want to pursue my dreams. If it works out, great. If it doesn’t, then at least I’ll know and I can focus on being the other two.”
“It’s going to work out,” he kissed your hair. “Everything is going to work out, I promise.” He squeezed you tightly against him and you smiled. “Okay,” he came to a stop and you did too, spotting the entrance to the departure hall. “You sure you’ve got everything you need? Like your ticket,” you nodded, “and your wallet,” another nod, “and your toothbrush,” one more. “And your very handsome fiancé?” You were about to nod when you realized what he said and laughed, playfully slapping his arm. “I had to try,” he shrugged, laughing.
“I’ll see you on Monday,” you tiptoed and pecked his lips. As you were about to turn, his arm looped around your waist and pressed your body flush against his. He dipped his head and kissed you deeply, smiling when he felt you smile. “Okay, sailor.” You giggled, pressing your hand against his chest and pushing yourself out of his grip. “I’ll see you on Monday.”
“Have a safe flight,” he passed you the handle of your luggage and you took it, waving as you walked towards the gates. You passed your passport and ticket to the officer, then glanced back and smiled when you saw him mouth, “I love my two babies.”
One the reasons we are really against evil Lena is because we now know that she's an angel and because of her relationship with Kara. But also I don't think I'm the only that assumed that she was gonna be evil when the character was announced and Katie was casted. If we hadn't met this Lena, if we were still there where we didn't know would you rather have the Lena we have now or evil Lena since the beggining? Cause evil Lena could have been great and Katie would be amazing playing that too
Ohhh good question anon!
I admit, I was one of many that also assumed Katie was going to play a baddie. She plays them so well and puts so much heart into the characters. Even when some of the first pictures were released it was still easy to make that assumption. I mean….
She definitely has that look, yeah? Part of me would have been totally down. I’m used to loving villains anyway and Katie would have rocked it. However, if we had never met good Lena… Hmmm, knowing what I know about Supergirl I think it is really important to let Lena be good. At this point, Kara needs someone like Lena. A good Lena brings a great dynamic to the show and also gives the show the opportunity to further the notion of women supporting women. I feel like too much time has been spent deferring and at times even reversing the strong feminist-based message that made the show what it was during season 1.
So at this point, when you see Kara, who no longer has Cat Grant, and is constantly sharing scenes with the likes of M*n-El, and has been slowly converted into the hand-holding, babysitting, love interest that thinks it’s okay to just be Supergirl and have a boyfriend, and is at times being belittled by Snapper Carr it is really really important for her to have a positive female influence like Lena in her life. Lena has not only proven to be an angel, but has been one of the people – one of the women that has supported and validated Kara Danvers since the beginning. Yes she has it in Alex, but she needs it from more than just her sister. This is especially so since Alex is also being developed further and has branched into a great story of her own. She can’t just be a crutch. Kara can never have too many female supporters. As a matter of fact, Kara really needs it. The show really needs it and if they are smart, they will keep Lena the way she is. She has been so well-written and to throw it all away at this point would be nonsensical.
So yeah, initially I did like the idea of Katie playing another bad girl. I love when she does. But I think even if she had been bad, she still would have been complex and not just a single-dimensional villain serving a short purpose. I think they would have spent time on her story and I most likely would have thought, ‘Wow, what if she weren’t bad? She and Kara would be amazing if things were different!’ So good girl Lena it is!
I’m rambling now, but I recall Katie once saying that she didn’t think she made a convincing good girl. She said that she felt you had to be an excellent actress to convince an audience that your character is good and she didn’t know if she was capable. Pretty sure she has proven herself wrong there! Look how she has grown!
Thanks for the ask anon! I love early morning thinky thoughts!! 💗
why have I never read any Coldflash fic where the criminal underground is so confused about why Captain Cold never gets taken in by the Flash, even when the Flash wins, that they all eventually come to the conclusion that obviously Captain Cold and the Flash are having sex, and Barry founds out and immediately wants to yell from the highest building about how much sex he is not having with Cold, but can't bc then that'd just raise more questions about why Cold never gets arrested
I mean, it’s not quite what you’re talking about, but I feel like i should direct your attention the the heist cutie AU…
I’m so sorry, @wrought-thought, the Tumblr App ate my replies again and then snacked on your original ask! All I can see of it now is this excerpt in my phone, and nowhere else. Fortunately I’d taken notes in my sketchbook that I can work from, because it was impossible to write and view the ask at the same time on my phone. After finally losing the ask itself to the voracious bowels of The App, I elected to wait until I was back in front of a desktop computer to try again. I hope you and others may find the reply useful heading into the new year!
The gist of the Ask was this:
“Christmas has come and gone…” (paraphrasing begins here) and I want to spend some money on art supplies. I have experience in other media but I want to try watercolors and I’d like your recommendations for paints, paper, and inks that don’t bleed.
My sincere apologies to @wrought-thought for butchering the original ask, I hope you find the reply useful!
Paint: I like to recommend Cotman watercolor sets for people who are just starting with the medium. They come in both dry pans (very portable and they tend to come with a decent small brush), and in tubes(great for being able to mix a large amount of a darkly colored wash, though you will need to buy a pallet if you get this version). The paints are inexpensive but very decent quality and you don’t have to worry about which colors to pick right off the bat.
Once you’re having fun and you’re sure you want to splurge a bit on some “artist quality” paints, I have been slowly converting my original W&N set to Holbein as my pigments run out.
Paint Shopping Tip: If you are looking to match one color of paint in two different brands, look for the pigment code instead of the name. Different companies give different names to the same pigments, and use different pigments under the same name. In example, my W&N “French Ultramarine” and Holbein “Ultramarine Deep” both carry the code “PIGMENT: PB29” and are the same type of blue.
Paper: My go-to is Strathmore cold press paper. It’s a good weight, and I like the texture/tooth on it. Perhaps most importantly, the surface quality has been very consistent from batch to batch for me. I have never had trouble with any water-based pigments bleeding into the paper fibers, and it stands up to a fair amount of abuse. I do not use any coated papers, like “vellum” or “mixed-media,” as the evenness of the coating will be inconsistant from piece to piece and it will always start resisting my washes in exactly the wrong place. I had a bad batch of this sort of paper once that cost me weeks of time to work around on a professional project. It was a nightmare. Never again!
Pens and ink: I don’t use nib pens because my hand pressure is too heavy. The sharp tips catch on the papers I like to use and make a big splattery sobbing-worthy mess. I use felt tipped liners like Micron, and round synthetic watercolor brushes to do my inking. For brushed inks, I’ve found that acrylic-based bleed the least, because the acrylic doesn’t dissolve as easily as some other binding agents.
Inking tips to keep bleeding to a minimum: Always give your ink drawing enough time to dry before you do anything else to it, including erasing pencil lines. To be safe with felt pens, let it be for five minutes. For ink, at least ten. When in doubt, wait a little longer. Avoid sharpies - they fade more quickly in the sun than other pigments and like other alcohol-based dye inks they will more easily bleed/bloom into the paper fibers.
Brushes: I’m adding this one in because I feel that having a decent brush is key to controlling your watercolors. A 6 or 8 round synthetic sable brush is a great place to start. You can do many paintings with just that one brush. My favorite inexpensive brand is Princeton Art & Brush Co. I prefer their series with the red handles.
On Overloaded Brushes: If you find that the paints feel a little too sloppy you may have overloaded your brush. Try letting of if the paint run back onto your pallet, and if they isn’t enough, blot out some of the extra on a folded paper towel.
For when sloppy is what you really DO want: While not strictly necessary, a large flat sable (1.5 inches or larger) or camelhair brush is great for laying in a large wet wash quickly. If you want to do larger work, it will save you time and frustration if you want to get the whole painting wet at the same time so that you can use salt, or do wet-on-wet blending techniques.
Once again, thank you for the Ask @wrought-thought! Happy Holidays and my wishes for a great New Year to everyone. :)
I hope this isn't offensive, but I was recently talking to someone who said that the word "pagan" is derogatory. is there any truth to this? I never thought of pagan as being negative or hurtful in any way. thank you for your time <3
I don’t believe you’re being offensive at all. I have also heard some people say that.
First off, I apologize for not giving you a simple yes/no answer. In order to understand what “Pagan” means, we have to go back pretty far into history. Plus, this is an area I know an uncanny amount about, ever since I took that Paganism & Early Christianity class I always knew that would come in handy someday. So, sit back, get comfy, and enjoy another round of Yunan’s Deluge of History Facts™.
To begin, let’s define Paganism. Paganism does not stand for one religion but many, and is an umbrella term used similarly to the way we use Judeo-Christian. These religions are normally polytheistic, flexible, open, and nature-focused–just to name a few qualities.
Back when Pagan religions were the majority, there was no name for them. It was universally understood that there are many Gods, and that nature should be respected. Based on what little texts we recovered from those periods, Gods were often defined by the region their worshippers lived in. This is why we know many pantheons as “Greek Gods” or “Germanic Gods”, since the region was the only way to differentiate these respective religions.
In 380, the Edict of Thessalonica established Rome as an official Christian state. Historians estimate that less than 40% of the Roman population was Christian at the time that Edict of Thessalonica passed. This is mainly due to a method of conversion called the “top-down effect”, where the rulers of a kingdom are converted, and slowly the court and the population follow after. However, these noblemen were mainly in cities and less than 10% of the population. The elite didn’t outlaw paganism (yet), but they did restrict pagan worship and put their effort into converting the population.
Around the 400s, Chrisitan writers began coining the Latin word paganus, which I can roughly translate as “countrymen”, or “of the countryside”. Remember that the top-down effect focused on converting Romans in the elite. During this time, Rome underwent rapid urbanization, so most of its higher classes were in the cities. As a result, In Roman society city folk were seen as “enlightened” and “progressive”, whereas those in the rural ares who mostly worshipped the indigenous Pagan religion were suggested to be “backwards” or “uncivilized”. Thus, Christian writers at the time used the word “pagan” to reference the people in rural areas who still practiced their old religion.
I also want to add that the conversation of Europe took hundreds of years, until roughly 1500. When the Church began sending out friars and preachers to scope out heresy in rural areas, you better believe that the word “pagan” was use a lot, and not in a very nice tone.
But to get back on track: All Pagan religions were simply dubbed “Paganism” until the 20th century, when the Neo-Pagan movement arose. Then, people found a need to distinguish the different Pagan religions. This is where we’ve seen the rise of terms like Kemeticism, Hellenism, and even Wicca (whose practitioners were originally called “witches”, but later their faith was given a name). I believe the reason many websites and articles simply say “Paganism” because Paganism is an ancient, common, and easily understandable term for most audiences.
That begin explained—Is “pagan” a derogatory term? In its original conception, yes, it was. Is it derogatory now? I personally believe, no. Although the Romans aimed to move away from the countryside and into cities, nowadays people are aiming to move away from urbanization and back towards nature. As John Muir said, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity … and that mountain parks are useful not only for the foundations of timber … but the foundations of life.”
Pagans take great pride in their name. And despite centuries of submission of these religions, I see no reason to see it otherwise.