me: Daniel James “Dan” Howell (born 11 June 1991) is a Britishvideo blogger and radio personality. He is best known for his YouTube channeldanisnotonfire, which has reached over six million subscribers. Together with frequent collaborator Phil Lester, Howell presented Sunday night entertainment show Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1 from January 2013 until August 2014, and presented the station’s Internet Takeover slot from September 2014 until April 2016. Howell was born and raised in Wokingham, Berkshire, England. He has a younger brother named Adrian.Before starting his YouTube channel, he worked in retail chains Focus DIY at the age of 16, and later at the supermarket Asda. After attending The Forest School, Howell went to the University of Manchester in 2010 to study law, but dropped out in order to pursue video blogging as a profession.Howell has lived with best friend and fellow YouTuber Phil Lester since August 2011, and the pair moved to London together in July 2012. Howell uploaded his first YouTube video titled “HELLO INTERNET” on 16 October 2009. He was encouraged by “some friends” including Phil Lester to continually upload videos to the site.He also has a second channel, danisnotinteresting, which has over 1.5 million subscribers and 39.5 million views, as of August 2016.In 2012, he won the YouTube competition “SuperNote” run by Rhett and Link. He also featured in the weekly video series Becoming YouTube created by Benjamin Cook which looked at the different aspects to becoming an internet celebrity. He also wrote a blog for The Huffington Post, in which he wrote about the creative process behind making his videos.Howell and Lester collaborated on a YouTube channel for My Damn Channel, entitled The Super Amazing Project, in which they investigated paranormal events. In October 2014, it was announced that as of that month, the duo would not carry on working on the project, in order to concentrate on their Radio 1 show. It was later announced that the Super Amazing Project would continue production, but hosted by different presenters, scouted by the My Damn Channel network. On 12 September 2014, Howell and Lester posted the first video on their new gaming YouTube channel, DanandPhilGAMES. On 8 March 2015 the channel hit 1 million subscribers. It was officially the fastest growing channel on YouTube.On 1 April 2015, Howell and Lester launched a spin-off channel, DanAndPhilCRAFTS, as an April Fools joke. It features a single video of them creating square snowflakes out of paper, with an amateur editing style and humour throughout. It reached over 154,000 subscribers and 500,000 total video views in one week. “Don’t cry, craft” became a popular Internet meme from that video, described by the Standard-Examiner as “one of the best known YouTube phrases of all time”. The channel was awarded the YouTube Silver Play Button at Summer in the City 2015. On 1 April 2016 Howell and Lester made a second video for that channel in which they did another joke tutorial, this time on making glitter faces.
gryffindor ; slipping into coffee shops to keep out of the cold, big cozy parkas, snow ball fights - no - snow ball wars, flannel, doc martens, board games by the fire, building excessive snow forts, ugly christmas sweaters, big knit mittens, living in leggings or skinny jeans despite the cold, eating all the christmas oranges and all the baking before anyone else can, watching arthur christmas, putting up the tree on december 1st, trying to stay up all night christmas eve
ravenclaw ; reading under heavy blankets, braving the cold to take pictures of the trees when they’re perfectly dusted with snow, cashmere turtlenecks, always holding a cup of steaming tea, reading robert frost, burning candles to stay warm, mom jeans and big woolly socks, baking cinnamon buns, putting up all the fairy lights, building igloos, making paper snowflakes, watching
the polar express, always cold and sleepy
hufflepuff ; oversized woolly scarves, chatting and reading by the fire, hot cocoa with heaps of whipped cream, bean boots, walks through fields of snow, baking sugar cookies, making snow angels, walking around the house with a blanket wrapped around them, always smelling like a warm vanilla candle, knitting everything, picking out christmas trees, always in holiday pyjamas, making christmas puns, planting poinsettias,
watching elf over and over and over
slytherin ; still walking around in heels like the snow and ice don’t exist, slim fitting woolen overcoats, all black everything, apparently never cold, beanies with a fur pom pom, watching the snow fall late at night, leather gloves, decorating with ivy and mistletoe,
building snowmen and ice sculptures, berry lipstick stains on red starbucks cups, watching the holiday, waking up way too early christmas morning and getting up anyways
10 Ways to Make Your Dorm Room (almost) Instantly Homier
Whether you’re heading back to college for the fourth or very first time, try these tips to feel at home on campus:
Lamps! Even in the nicest accommodations (like Smith!) the overhead lighting isn’t all that pleasant. A lamp or two (maybe one floor lamp and one bedside) softens the light in the room, and undeniably makes it homier. Pick up some thrift store lamps once you get there, especially if you’re coming from far away, that way you can ditch them at the end of the semester if you can’t store or move them easily (plus thrifted lamps are pretty cheap — I found one of my three lamps on the side of the road, the other two were willed to me).
A rug can make a room feel much warmer, and I much prefer stepping onto a rug when I get out of bed over the cold floor. I’ve also had friends use a rug as a seating area on the floor, lined with throw pillows against the wall (especially good if you’re not a fan of folks sitting on your bed).
Cool it on the high school friends photos. You might see photo collages that take up entire walls on Pinterest and in friends’ rooms, but a few nice photos in frames of family and friends from home can aesthetically and mentally prepare you for new friends and adventures in college.
You can never have too many mugs. The bigger the better — tea, coffee, water, extracurricular beverages (you know, like milk for your cookies), cereal, fruit, yogurt, the mug is one of the most universal dishes.
Extra blankets of different weights will up your cozy factor, and will come in handy when it’s fort building time. You can also fold these up to use as extra pillows for leaning against the wall/on your bed. Especially as you’re adjusting to a new house’s thermostat, a variety of blankets is nice to have as you figure out what makes you comfy.
Fake flowers or plants, or real ones if you’re ambitious, add sweet bursts of color to your very neutral room. I like to keep mine in wine bottles, as it really classes up the place, and is perfect for making a get together with friends or a wine date with a friend/gal pal/boy toy more festive.
Keep the blinds open during the day! If you can, arrange a mirror to reflect the light from the window (my first year my closet door, which had a mirror on the outside, was luckily directly across from a window, and it actually made a substantial difference to the feel of the room).
Have some conversation starters — a favorite album artwork, a poster from a favorite trip/museum visit/concert/movie, a small statue you found in your first year room’s light box (now there’s a story), a map with markers on it (Places you’ve been? Places you want to go? Places people you love are?), a flag from your state/country/political party (I proudly fly the NWP flag and it has made me several friends), something you made or someone made for you (maybe a blanket your grandma crocheted you). Anything that a new friend can ask about and you’ll have more to say than just, “oh I thought it looked nice.” Something with a story is always great, and it’s a great way to find things in common right away. On that note, if you bring books from home, people are going to check them out when they come by your room, so make them count!
A tapestry or something cloth on the wall will really warm up your white-walled room!
Seasonal decor you make yourself, like paper snowflakes with your roommates when you’re ready for snow, or paper flowers for when you desperately want it to be spring — festive and a nice study break!
Fandom: Zootopia Pairing: Nick Wilde, Judy Hopps Rating: K+ WC: 2586 Summary:It’s Valentine’s Day at the ZPD, and love is in the air! Judy’s arranged a rose exchange, giving her partner-in-solving-crime the perfect opportunity. Nick just might summon enough courage to tell Judy how he really feels about her…
…Or maybe he’ll just get Clawhauser to do it for him. A short, fluffy, two-shot fic for the holiday!
OkAY. I know I’m super late to this fandom and all that, bUT JUST IMAGINE THE BOYS ALL SETTING UP THE WHEELERS’ BASEMENT WITH PAPER SNOWFLAKES BECAUSE EL CAME HOME TOO LATE FOR THE SNOWBALL, BUT DARN IT, MIKE PROMISED, AND THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN
“I know you never got a chance to go to the Snow Ball, so I thought maybe we could have our own version of it,” Mike says, rubbing the back of his neck as his face grows ever so slightly red. “I, uh, hope it’s okay.”
Soft music playing on the record, strings of pearly white lights hung up over their heads, carefully crafted paper snowflakes lining the walls… Despite not experiencing the actual Snow Ball, El couldn’t imagine it being any better than this.
“It’s perfect,” El breathes out, eyes lighting up and a smile forming on her lips.