so i was just like screw it

Q & A Transcript with Alex Hirsch at MomoCon 2017

Question: Before you decided to make Bill the main bad guy, did you have another character in mind that would have been the villain? 

Alex: Yeah, um that’s a good question. Uh, so, when we came up with the villain of the show, I knew that… I knew that Bill was involved. And I knew that Ford had disappeared due to some deal gone wrong with some villain next to the mystery of how Gravity Falls was all assembled. 

Um, but, I didn’t yet decide that Bill was that character in the very beginning, y'know? I had always imagined it was some sort of evil character somewhere kinda hidden in the woods. I wasn’t sure I could go with the Bill idea cuz I thought it would be too much like Twin Peaks, but as we got further along the series we discussed it among the repairs and we were like, ‘none of our other villain ideas were as good.’ Bill, Bill was weirder than anything else we thought of. Um, I remember there were other ideas. Strange monsters and government officials; some kind of cthulhu– some weird crazy old man. But nothing was ever better than Bill, so it ended up sticking. Probably somewhere around, y'know, season one– midway through season one, we started thinking we might be– might be on point.

Q: Was Grunkle Stan ever aware of McGucket’s connection to his brother? 

 A: Oh, oh that’s such a good question. Wait, let me think about that for a second… Uh… lemme see… I don’t think so. I don’t think Stan was ever aware of McGucket’s connection to his brother. Because, by the time Stan traded identities with Ford, uh… McGucket had already gone off the deep end– Was already y'know, had already created the Society of the Blind Eye; had already lost his own memory. So Stan would’ve really only known McGucket as a local obnoxious fisherman. 

And McGucket, probably somewhere deep in the back of his mind, was eerily just drawn to Stan in a way he just couldn’t put his finger on, because he thought maybe he knew him, but– I don’t– I think Stan was ignorant of that. Um, I think Stan… I think Stan looking through the journals probably should’ve put two and two together, but Stan’s not the best at book-learnin’. Uh, so… my guess is Stan wouldn’t have known despite that uh, that there’s a lot of tumblr art out there showing them as like the Scooby-Doo gang. I don’t think Stan ever really knew McGucket before.

Q: What episode do you believe came out the strongest and the most well rounded overall? And is it the same as your personal favorite episode?

 A: Oh gosh. Um. That’s a great question. Hmm… I probably feel, personally, that the strongest episode is uh, “Not What He Seems” just because it’s such a dramatic episode. Like, we know– We’ve never had an episode that dramatic. But, when we first pitched it to Disney executives… they thought it was bad. [laughs] Um, Because it didn’t have a lot of jokes in it? Like, I remember normally when we’re pitching our episode, executives can usually gauge how good they are by how much people laugh. People didn’t really laugh for that one, because it’s really tense. So we thought, maybe we’d screwed up. But, when the animation came back we were like, 'Oh! It’s GOOD that it’s tense. Like, it worked!’ Um, So, I dunno if that’s my favorite episode, but I think– that’s the episode we should’ve won an Emmy for, and I’m still pissed we didn’t. [laughs]

In terms of favorite episode, like… I dunno. I think the first episode that I really felt that the show was really starting to feel the way I wanted it to– “Time Traveler’s Pig” in season one. Like, that was an episode where Dipper had an interesting story, and Mabel had an interesting story, and uh, felt nostalgic, and based around the summer, and had a big secret callback to even previous episodes, so– I just remember when we first just got that episode back in color, I was like, 'hey I think maybe I like how I’m making this cartoon show,’ so I think that has a particularly fond place in my heart, y'know.

Q: Is Disney bringing you to SDCC or NYCC later this year to promote the journal and other books coming out? 

 A: Right, um, yeah, Disney– Disney… Disney-general and me, have like– we’re divorced. Like, they kept the house, and the pets. Y'know what I mean? It’s… we don’t like get dinner or anything. But, the Disney Publishing department, separate from Disney Television, they’re really cool, and enthusiastic, and energized. And they wanna make new cool stuff. Um, so I think it’s possible I might be at D23 this year, and it’s possible I might be at Comic Con, but I don’t have anything confirmed yet.

Q: In the scene where Bill is trying to convince Ford to join him in the Fearamid, were there any other jokes or story beats that were considered? 

 A: Which episode specifically are you talking about? [Q: The We’ll Meet Again scene.] Yea yea yea, We had a– Every scene that you’ve ever seen in the show has a ton of ton of stuff we’ve thought of and had to cut for time or other reasons. Um, I remember there was definitely a version of that where Bill was a lot trickier. Like, he sort of more successfully lied to Ford about like: 'We’re actually going to make the world a better place. Though I present myself as this chaos lunatic that’s just my personality.' Like, 'here’s ways in which we’ll IMPROVE the universe.' 

Um, but it felt out of character. We thought it was much more like Bill to just draw smiley faces in oceans and eat the sun and just– hope, that the force of his charisma could convince Ford that that was a good idea. But uh, I feel like– I feel like Bill can be really really tricky when he wants to, but by the time Weirdmageddon showed up he’s so impatient, and he’s so convinced that he won, that he was no longer like, this brilliant chess master he used to be. He’s like, 'alright let’s do it! Do what I want or I’ll eat your face.’ Like, no more– No more, like– He wasn’t as smart a tactician as he used to be, y'know?

Q: Was “We’ll Meet Again” always the song you were going to use? 

A: Oh yeah, it had to be that. It was like… I think I’d just seen Dr. Strangelove recently around that time and it stuck in my head. It seems to me, if Bill has a taste in music, it would be, like, old timey music that ranges from either weird to obnoxious to obscure. 

Uh, Disney wanted me to cut it cuz it cost them a bunch of money to get the rights, even though it’s so old, it still cost them money to get the rights. And I just… said, please. Over and over and over again. I would send an e-mail that just said, 'please.’ And send another e-mail that said, 'please.’ And I would send another e-mail that said– Yeah. [laughs] Eventually I wore them down that they’re like, 'alright we’ll spend thousands of dollars.’ [laughs]

Q: Are real comics coming? 

 A: You want comics? Would you read Gravity Falls comics?
[Audience screams]
[Alex leans his ear forward]

A: It’s a terrifying noise isn’t it, Michael? I was at a… Gravity Falls gallery, and like, they didn’t tell us how many people would show up, and it was like, THAT noise echoing from every corner. And uh like, I think I lost a year of my life. My hair started going gray, and it was like, 'oh my god, this is too much love! It’s terrifying.' 

Comics. I would love to do Gravity Falls comics. Um, I have so many… One of the tough things about a half hour show like Gravity Falls is every now and then we think of an idea that we really liked, but it was too short for a half hour; 'oh that’s only five minutes of story’– Or it’s too specific and weird. And so I have tons and tons of ideas of the show that y'know we’d like to explore this character, we’d like to show this secret, this storyline. So, I’d love to do comics. But, that’s up to Disney Publishing, and I’m trying to convince them. So, hopefully, I’ll have something exciting to announce in not too long.

Q & A with Stan and Soos

Q: Is Dipper adorable or manly?  

Stan: Dipper smells like baby wipes. Even if I cut off all my shoulder hair, and taped it to him, he wouldn’t be 1/10th as manly I am.

Q: What would you do if Mabel told you she had a date to prom? 

Stan: I would… invite the gentleman over, have some coffee, tie him to a chair and interrogate him for 10 hours, and maybe throw him in the pit. [shrug] Hands off my neice, kid!

Q: What would happen if Soos met Giffany again? 

Soos: Oh yea, I recently downloaded this couple’s therapy sim? Uh, I think she and I would have to talk about our issues and pass around a conversation pillow, and really work out these struggles. Cuz she’s got some problems, dude.

Q: Soos, why are you so perfect? 

Soos: Yeah, uh, my grandma said that a whole bunch of doves flew down and formed the shape of a perfect angel over my crib. I dunno, dude I guess I was just born that way.

anonymous asked:

Hey so I've been slowly getting more into fanfiction, especially for domestic avengers and do you have any sort of fic recommends for someone who just wants to see all of them interacting with each other nicely no drama just them screwing around like no wars or anything? I'm asking because I don't know how to look it up myself I'm sorry. (or something also great would be the avengers *that actually care about tony lmao* notice his unhealthy lifestyle. esp. Emotionally and try to help him)

Ah. Okay. So…the only fics I read are SteveTony so the fics will all be of that ship, but here are a few good ones I found while searching.

The Things Unseen by Scifigrl47 (Mature, 41k)

24 hours by Wordsplat (teen, 11k)

Phil Coulson’s Case Files of The Toasterverse by Scifigrl47 (Mature, 280k series of 20 works)

Do Not Steal Steve’s Fricken Pencils (Or Poke Tony’s Bottom With Your Ruler) by Greymantledlady (general audiences, 4k)

The Jar by Sineala (Teen, 10k)

They are just a few, and a lot of them are really good authors, so I’ve linked them for your to check out! I’m not sure how much you know about fanfic, so I’m gonna go ahead and go to the real basics here. 

If you’ll be wanting to search for more, I suggest using Archive of Our Own (otherwise known as ao3). There are other sites, but ao3 is my personal favourite.

So. You’re on ao3. Easy part, considering I linked it (gonna link everything to make life easy for u). Where to next? 

Well,I don’t use the search bar often (literally never unless people have asked me for recs), but I guess this is where it comes in useful. In the top left corner of the website, you should see the word ‘search’. Click it.

It should take you to this page, if you’re wondering. 

But yeah. So you’ve got all these search bars n shit. It might look a bit confusing, but it really isn’t. You just type in your desires into the required boxes n bam. All the Domestic Avengers your heart could possibly desire. 

I personally choose to just surf bookmarks, which basically involves finding an author who’s judgement u trust and looking at all their bookmarked fics,before finding a different one, but I’m pretty sure most people just use the search option on ao3. That’s what you’ll be wanting if you desire more fic in future, anon! Sorry for the shitty explanation lmao

"One month from now"

I have never had the foresight or thought for “one month from now.” I was always too impatient and too unhappy at the moment and I would get so caught up in just wanting to be where I wanted right now at that moment.

So today, out of nowhere, while beating myself up for screwing up, I thought, “Hey, look what you accomplished in just over a month. You’ve dropped 16 lbs. Just think of how great you’ll look in just one more month.“ And it was like a lightbulb went on in my head.

In one more month, I could look fantastic, I could have the gorgeous toned beautiful legs I have always wanted. This is the most motivating epiphany I have ever had.


roseetfleurs  asked:

UGHHHH HWANWOONG AND HONG EUNKIIIII THE WHOLE THING PISSES ME OFF AND SCREW HAKNYEON AND HIS FREAKING WHINNING. i feel like deep inside he felt entitled to his high position because of his visual and popularity over the "national producers". Anyways hwanwoong recently just secured his fate in winning me over & now that he's gone I'm just so freaking frustrated. Those dance vids on YT got me f******ckkeeeddd uuupppppp oh my. & I really appreciated Eunki's straight up realness and not taking sht.

i feel your pain ;; im still not over the fact that hwanwoong was going to be center again in the next mission and kahi acknowledging his skills, only to be eliminated in the end… i cannot accept this.

anonymous asked:

i'm kinda new to the supergirl fandom and u seem like a good person to talk to about this but am i the only one who thinks how they screwed kara/james over was highkey racist?? like i feel like they did that just to make karamel happen. kara & james literally spent ALL of season 1 pining after each other & then in s2 kara was literally just like "lol never mind" lmao what? they literally threw away an amazing ship just so kara could be with the donald trump of daxam. mess

it’s racist as fuck and i can wait til i show up at a supergirl panel and physically throw kreisberg down the stairs for it cause he said they seemed better as friends or some shit

  • Shadow: you cheated on me with my best friend?
  • Laura: yeah i couldn't really wait for you while you were in prison like i told you i would so i thought about screwing robbie then i didn't but then that stupid cat died and he came over so we fucked but then since we did it there was no turning back now so we kept fucking and on the last night before you came home we were driving and i decided to give him a goodbye blowjob just for memories sake but he couldn't control himself so he crashed and we both died but now i'm here with you again so that should be the most important thing over anything else puppy
  • Shadow:
  • Laura:
  • Shadow:
  • Laura:
  • Shadow:
  • Laura: so are you going to fuck me or what?
Sticky Fingers

|| alternatively titled : Leo (stealing ur tools hoe) Imagine) ||

ask : hi, I was hoping I could get a fluff fic where Leo is trying to figure out who keeps taking his stuff and it turns out the reader is just being an ass, so he punishes them with snuggles ?

hi yes it’s that one bitch from that one blog that never posts because she ain’t shit :) aka me. aka nez hi hello.

*I rlly hope you like this idk why it took me aprox. 3000 years to post but it did ! so that’s fuckin great :)*

warning : slightly pissed off latino flame boi (ft a confused asf Jason)

Leo was confused. Just yesterday, he had the exact screwdriver for the screws he needed to take out, but as soon as he looked, it wasn’t there. Running a hand through his messy curls, he frowned at the table. The son of Hephaestus couldn’t lose things, he had a magic tool belt for that.

“You look distressed. What’s wrong?” Piper’s voice echoed throughout Bunker Nine, and Leo looked up, as she slung an arm around his shoulders, pressing a kiss to his cheek. Leo smiled at the gesture, before looking at his beautiful best friend.

“I just had this tool yesterday, and now I can’t find it. And I know I didn’t put it in my tool belt.” Leo started down at the metal table once more, furrowed eyebrows portraying utter confusion.

“Well-” Piper tugged on her best friend’s arm, swiftly pulling him away from the table. “-it’s breakfast time. And as I recall, you haven’t eaten since yesterday’s breakfast. Let’s go.” Leo couldn’t say no. He let Piper lead him to the mess hall, Piper humming cheerfully as the pair walked.

“Leo!” A voice called, and a smirk spread across Piper’s face, as a smile spread across Leo’s. Piper let her best friend’s hand go, before poking his side, and going towards the mess hall alone. Leo stopped, waiting for you. Finally catching up to him, you smiled, pressing a kiss to his lips softly. “Hey, I haven’t seen you in a while.” You cooed, smiling up at your boyfriend.

“Shit- I’m sorry. I’m just working on a few-” Leo quickly rambled, and you laughed, intertwining your fingers with his long, nimble, bandaged ones. Rubbing your thumb along his knuckles, you smiled.

“It’s alright. I was just slightly worried. Come on.” You spoke, and you two walked hand and hand towards the mess hall. Grabbing plates, Leo started talking.

“I lost a tool this morning. I don’t know how, I mean, either someone took it, or-” Leo scratched the back of his neck, and you chewed on your bottom lip in shared confusion.

“Really?” You asked, bright (e/c) eyes looking at your boyfriend. He nodded, a soft smile on his face.

“It’s fine though. I’m sure I could find another one.” You leaned up, pressing a kiss to his cheek. Leo smiled in return, and you two parted ways to sit at your respective tables.

Back at Bunker Nine, Leo screamed in frustration. “HOW THE FUCK DO I LOSE A WHOLE ENTIRE PART?!” He shouts, tugging at his black roots. You stepped into the bunker, freezing at Leo’s reaction.

He was a literal ball of flame. Chewing on your bottom lip, you watched your boyfriend worriedly. “Leo-”

“WHAT?!” He shouted, turning towards you. Furrowing your eyebrows, you grabbed your water bottle, and stomped swiftly towards the flaming Latino, uncapping the bottle. Pouring water over his head, he sputtered in shock, and the fire went out quickly.

You tossed the now empty bottle aside, and crossed your arms. “Now, what’s the issue?” Cocking your head, you watched your dripping wet boyfriend as his anger dispelled.

“I lost, a whole fucking part-” Leo placed his hands on your shoulders, and shook you gently as he said each word. “-how the fuck do I lose a whole part Y/N?!” He asked.

“How should I know? I’m not you.” You answered, and he groaned in frustration, not noticing that he caught on fire again. You quickly patted out the flames, and caught his hands in your own. “Hey, it’s gonna be fine. Maybe it’s a sign that you should spend some time off of your work. C'mon, come hang out.” You smiled, tugging on his hands.

“Y/N, I have to find that part. It’s for Festus.” Leo groaned again, not pulling his hands away from your own. Frowning, you pulled your hands away.

“Uh, okay. I’ll let you look for it then.” You spoke, smiling softly at him. Pressing a kiss to his lips, you left the bunker, leaving him alone and frustrated once more.

Leo chucked a hammer at the door, and Jason dodged it, manipulating the wind so the hammer didn’t knock him out. Leo had scary accuracy, and Jason’s bright blue eyes widened. “Fucking Tartarus Leo!” Jason cursed, picking up the hammer.

“Jace. Sorry, I just-” Leo let out a groan. “Someone fucking stole my whole entire tool belt. How the fuck-” Leo looked up at Jason, who was smiling. “What’s so funny?” He asked.

“Y/N had your tool belt not too long ago.” Jason stifled a laugh, and Leo’s eyes widened.

“Y/N has it? Son of a-” Jason grasped Leo’s arm, before he stormed out of the Bunker. Jason grasped Leo’s shoulders.

“Calm down Repair Boy. I’m sure there’s a good reason-” Leo ripped his shoulders away from Jason’s shoulders.

“What reason-” Leo stopped, as you walked inside the bunker.

“Hey babe-” Leo cut you off, storming to you quickly, grasping your arm in his fingers. A shocked look spread across your face. “Leo-”

“Why are you taking my stuff Y/N, what the fuck-” Your eyes glazed over, as he was mad at you. You didn’t handle people’s anger well.

“Leo-” He cut you off, ranting once more. Angry tears welled up in your eyes. “LEO. FUCK-” You sheepishly wiped your tears. You didn’t know why you were crying, you were just mad.

“Here.” You dropped the tools at his feet. “I just wanted to play around and catch my boyfriend’s attention for a while, is that a fucking crime?” You asked, watching his face fall.

“Fucking hell-” Leo tackled you onto the ground, fingers finding their way to your sides. You gasped.

“Leo no-”

“Leo yes.” He smirked down at you. Wriggling his fingers, you shrieked, laughing as tears welled up in your eyes.

“Leo!” You choked out between laughs, barely opening your eyes. “Jason help me!” You laughed again, and as Jason went to grab Leo, your Latino boyfriend put his full weight on you, wrapping his arms around you and turning you two so that you were laying on top of his chest.

“No helping Jason.” Leo frowned, and you couldn’t help but laugh again. Jason, with a shake of his head, left the unusual couple alone, and you sat up on Leo’s stomach, giggles escaping your lips.

“This is all I wanted. A little bit of your attention.” You smiled, wiping away tears from your laughing fit. Leo, frowning, leaned up, close enough so that your noses were touching.

“You could’ve just asked mamácita.” He smiled, before pressing his lips against yours in a soft, loving kiss.

(was this even good idk)

- nez

I guess I should start looking for a new job bc Applebees is screwing me. When they hired me he told me I would get full time hours, like 35-40 a week.
The most I’ve worked in a single week since I started working there is……27 hours!!!???!??!. I get I’m still training but…ummm…i have bills?? Yesterday I was scheduled to work 10 to 2 30?? Then I get sent home early like around 1?? WHAT’S THE POINT IN EVEN LEAVING MY HOUSE FOR THOSE HOURS. They have sent me home early from almost every shift I’ve had. They don’t even ask they’re just like “let’s get you out of here”. UM OKAY FINE.


iamtrashlordfearme  asked:

AAAHHH I SAW UR THING YOU JUST REBLOGGED WITH THE RAINBOW FACTORY THING AND AAAAAHHHH THATS SO MESSED UP BUT SO FREAKING COOL (also yes, it's a reference to a My Little Pony fanfiction...we made some pretty screwed up stuff in the early days 😂😂 it's also probably the reason I like dark stuff so much)

I have a friend in the mlp fandom??? Or at least she used to be, I’ll have to ask her about what in the heck that is

anyways just I’m now in love with the concept of suave villain ink yes yes yES

I want him to act all creepy too, like keeping the souls and petting their containers and cooing at them in a really creepy way while draining their emotions for himself

damn I love this idea now

It’s early in the morning and nobody will probably read this but I just had the greatest ‘humans are space orcs’ idea

Imagine if humans are the only species that experiences impatience.

Think about it. Most prey animals are extremely patient. Ever meet a deer or a rabbit in the woods and hold still to try and out-wait the thing? I can guarantee your brain starts sending bored bored bored messages very quickly, and your instincts start telling you to give up and find something else to do. Humans can do the patience thing- as evidenced by our endurance hunting methods- but our instincts tell us not to. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this feels like a predator development. I have the idea that if aliens are mostly prey-based, and we’re predator-based, then the aliens will be very patient and we just aren’t.

As an evolutionary development, being impatient can be brilliant. It means that we didn’t sit around and wait for the ice caps to warm up, we knew we didn’t have the technology to survive that level of cold, but we did it anyways. We were trying to send people into the sky and then into space before we had fully figured it all out, simply because we didn’t want to wait and think it out, we wanted SPACE and we wanted it NOW. And personally, I tend to be extremely productive and inventive when I’m feeling impatient. Mechanic is booked for a few days? I’ll figure out how to change my oil and tires and tint my car’s windows myself. Strawberry season is still 4 months away? I’ll get a heat lamp setup and grow them myself. Friends can’t visit and help move furniture for a week? I’ll build a trolley out of some toy cars, tape, a chessboard, and do all the lifting myself.

This impatience is what made us design faster cars, faster computers, faster internet, faster communication, methods of growing food faster, of processing food faster, we’re always looking for the quickest and most efficient thing simply because we are not patient. 

Impatience leads to a type of creativity and persistence that patience just doesn’t have.

Imagine aliens starting to realize this.

“You got to your moon before you had developed LED screens??? You didn’t even have computers that could do basic math?!”
“Well, what else were we gonna do, sit around and wait?”

“Your planes don’t have gravitational control? Don’t you experience discomfort from the acceleration and directional changes?”
“Sure. But we needed to get on the other side of the planet in a decent amount of time.”
“So… what you’re articulating is that you’d rather have physical distress than have to have a long journey?”
“Yeah, pretty much.”

“Human____, our mechanical teams will be on site in several of your earth hours, so we won’t be going anywhere until then.”
“Screw that. Where’s the manual for this thing? I bet I can fix it.”
“But you don’t have any mechanical training.”
“I also don’t feel like sitting around on this rock for ages.”

“You’re back already? I thought your medical representative told you to not be walking on that limb for another of your weeks.”
“Ugh. I just can’t anymore. I’ve got to get up and move and do something, anything.”
“But doesn’t that hurt to walk on?”
“…You would choose pain over waiting?”
“What can I say, I’m not a patient person.”

Like aliens just being baffled that humans would rather work hard or struggle with a problem or even experience pain and discomfort. They, as prey species, are used to just waiting it out. They don’t have the same impatience driving them to get up and go and to fight through things just because they can’t wait any longer.

Human: Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Alien: Why don’t you have time? Is something scheduled soon?
Human: No, I just don’t feel like wasting time.
Alien: But… it’s not wasted. It’s time well spent. And you do technically have the time to spare for that. If there’s nothing scheduled, then you do ‘got time for that’.
Human: No. No, I don’t. It’s just… no.

Six Years and Seven Days

This is pretending that Bellamy could hear Clarke talking all those years, she just can’t hear him responding, and that the ship at the end is them coming back to Earth. 


Day Three

“Bellamy…are you up there? Are you alive? Is anyone alive?”


“I only woke up yesterday. At least, I think it was yesterday. I barely made it into the bunker in time, but I made it. And the computer says it’s been three days since the radiation hit, and I was so hungry I thought I might die. Please tell me you didn’t die.”


“Bellamy, my mom was right. In a way. My face is disgusting, covered in boils. You’d be laughing at me…probably. Because she was right but so were you. I’m not dead Bellamy. I hope you aren’t either.”

His fingers slammed on the respond button, pushing it down to the point of it feeling like it would crack from the pressure.

“I’m not dead, Clarke. I’m not dead.”

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au where they are happy and the only thing they have to worry abt is corrin stepping on her partner’s feet when she dances so azura tries to help her

anonymous asked:

Lance,,,being insecure,,,,and the team helping,,,in subtle ways,,,in my,,,aesthetic,,,

anon,,,you get me,,,,

  • lance has no confidence in himself, thats a fact
  • but he hides it pretty well, all the jokes and bravado keep people off his tail
  • and the trick behind all that is that lance is observant.
    • like scarily so
  • so imagine when missions start to go wrong and lance does something behind everyones back that gets them back on track
  • or when they’re having team meetings, he wil mention something thats really off hand that no one really thinks about till later because omg it makes so much sense. and im talking wayyy later, to the point wehre its not relevant anymore
  • but its doesnt stop there
  • sometimes pidge will be sleeping in an odd place and lance will bring her a blanket so she doesnt get cold
    • he also saves the stuff on her laptop and turns it off or idles it for later
  • hunk will misplace something in the kitchen and lance sometimes walks in and ‘magically’ finds it for him
    • lance just knows where everything is
  • when coran is doing maintenance on the castle, lance likes to appear and give him a helping hand
  • shiro has a hard time sleeping and lance found a soothing body wash for shiro specifically that helps him calm down some, enough to sleep more than he does
    • (you cant tell me that lance doesnt know where all the cosmetic stuff is in the castle, the boy has a nose for it i swear)
  • keith is the training room gremlin and when kes been at it too much, lance will come in and basically screw up keiths groove enough to get him out of there
    • usually takes 3 or 4 challenges before keith has had enough and storms out
    • lance’s feelings arent hurt by it, he just wants keith to take care of himself ok?
  • allura can work herself to the bone too so when shes in the control room, lance likes to come by and start talking about earth
    • the similarities draw allura out of her head and start to open up to lance about altea
    • and by the end of the convo, allura is yawning and lance tells her to go to bed. works like a charm
  • and i like to think it takes a really long time for anyone to realize that lance has been keeping them together this whole time
  • like when conversations get to heated, he will make a joke at his expense and it diffuses the situation
  • or he will say just the right thing to kickstart a really great plan
    • all the while not taking any credit for it
  • like my dudes, lance cares so fucking much and no one notices, but hes completely okay with it since the team is all together and he can see his own family in them
  • he doesnt want to lose that
  • so he sticks to being the Middle Child™ and accepts being looked over as long as team voltron is together

Saeyoung Choi ready to screw things up

Inspired by Mafia!Seven from Mafia AU by mamapeno

Thank you @distractorsaurus-rex and @11daysofhell for your help on anatomy, comment and encouragement ayyeee! Still got long way to go though :3


Although the title says speeches, you can really use these tips for writing and presenting any sort of oral presentation. Hope they help :))


  1. Research the topic: Duh. This is really basic but very important. If at all possible, try to have a deeper understanding of the topic than needed, you don’t want to be caught out by a difficult question.
  2. Have an introduction: Include your name, the topic you’ll be discussing and why you chose it. Even if you were given the topic, try and say what you found interesting about it (make it seem like it’s not just for a good grade). Personally, I wouldn’t outline any key points in your talk here, you don’t want people to zone out due to an information overload.
  3. The main body of your talk: Try and link the points together with phrases such as: to reinforce the previous idea, similarly, to clarify, in contrast to that, conversely etc. Just try to make it sound cohesive and not like you’re saying whatever pops into your head. I’d say to include a minimum of 3 points, but that can vary depending on what’s required.
  4. Devices: List things as triads (in 3s), this gives a nice rhythm and flow. Use rhetorical questions(!)- this is especially important in speeches and persuasuve writing. You want your audience to really think and examine the information you have given them, not just half-listen to whatever you’re on about.
  5. A brief conclusion: Summary of main points, pretty standard stuff. But you should thank the audience for their time, it just leaves a really good impression and clearly says you’ve finished speaking.


  1. Have confidence: If you don’t think you’re worth listening to, no one else will either! You know this topic like the back of your hand, you’ll do great.
  2. Speak clearly: Kinda to do with confidence. Nice and loud so you can be heard, enunciate (but don’t be too overdramatic lmao-people can go a bit crazy with this one).
  3. Know your notes: Not necessarily off by heart (sometimes I think this just gives you more problems bc if you blank, you’re screwed), but don’t stare at them the whole time. Look down every know and then but don’t have your nose glued to the page!
  4. Practice: Similar to knowing your notes, I wouldn’t recommend learn it off by heart. If something throws you and you lose your train of thought, you’re screwed. Most importantly, you need to practice out loud, and in front of a mirror- if you have one. Again, you’re building confidence and creating a routine so it’s not as daunting when you do the real thing.
  5. Visual aids: Use colours, graphs, images or whatever else to get your point across. Power points are great, but even just a poster works. I put this one last because it’s not necessary but if it’s possible, 100% you should do it because: 
    1. Takes the focus off you (great if you’re self-conscious/worried about going up in front of a group to present- this is the main reason I use visuals)
    2. A reminder in case you blank
    3. Stops you rambling/getting distracted and going off topic
    4. Grabs the audience’s attention (why do you think studyblrs often use cute images at the top of posts?- it draws people in!)

Well, I hope that helps out and that you have a few new tricks up your sleeve! Good luck with your presentations/speeches and feel free to message me if there are any bits of this post that don’t make sense or if you have any thoughts/ideas :)))

Marichat ‘Cliche’ Balcony Make Out Scene

Take One: Romeo and Juliette

Here it is, special dedication for that anon who specifically hates cliche marichat balcony scenes. I wrote one at least. 

Tagging @baneismydragon who apparently has a throne of Marichat cliches like wow I’m jealous. And it is also for everybody who was super sweet with me yesterday, thank you guys, I love you all <3

Side note: Juliette is the French version of Juliet so no, it isn’t a typo.

Marinette paced from one end of her balcony to the other, while glaring at the papers in her hands. It was well past midnight and she could be seeping just like Tikki was doing at the moment, in her comfortable bed. But no, she was out, repeating the lines for the stupid play. Why did she let Alya convince her she should be in it. Ah, screw that, why did she let Alya convince her she should try for Juliette’s part out of all things. Why was the school doing a Romeo and Juliette anyway? Did they run out of French plays? And even if they had to do it, couldn’t they do the modern version? Which didn’t require excentric old words no one used anymore?

Marinette groaned exasperatedly, before trying another line. Trying to sound sad she recited.

“The only man I love is the son of the only man I hate! I saw him too early without knowing who he was, and I found out who he was too late! Love is a monster for making me fall in love with my worst enemy.”

Marinette let her shoulders drop. That sounded lame even to her ears. Honestly, how was she supposed to make that sound sincere? She was a bad actress, she knew it. The only way she could pull off that line was if Adrien’s father was Hawkmoth or something. Which was ridiculous, of course. Honestly, she should just give up on this, Alya would get over it.

“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliette is the sun.”

Marinette turned around, startled to see Chat Noir on the chimney. With all the feline grace he possessed, he jumped on the lower one. Marinette was wonderstruck when she noticed his look. He seemed to be really into it.

“Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief, that thou, her maid, art far more fair than she. Be not her maid since she is envious. Her vestal livery is but sick and green, and none but fools do wear it. Cast it off!” Marinette watched flabbergasted as Chat tip toped on the side, careful to not kick her plants while gesticulating wildly, emotion raw in his voice. Extending his hand towards her, he continued. “It is my lady. Oh, it is my love.”

Marinette almost yelled in panic as Chat Noir let himself fall over the edge, but stopped just in time when she heard his voice continuing with the lines. Her eyes trailed across the railing of the balcony as she followed the sound of his voice. And just then Chat appeared again over the railing.

“As daylight doth a lamp. Her eye in heaven would through the airy region stream so bright that birds would sing and think it were not night.” Marinette stood frozen in amazement as Chat stepped towards her. She was captivated and she wouldn’t even bother lying. It was impressive. Not only the fact that her dear partner knew the whole damn monolog of Romeo, but also the way he recited it. It truly made her feel like she was watching one of the most skilled actors putting on a show just for her.

“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand.” Marinette looked up in surprise as Chat leaned towards her, his next words being whispered. “ That I might touch that cheek.”  one gloved finger caressed her cheek gently.

“Oh, my.” Marinette wasn’t even sure if it was her gasping that out loud. Chat got awfully close, but she didn’t mind it, not quite. Marinette realized, she didn’t quite appreciate how nice Chat’s eyes were, even with the cat-like look, they were complementing beautifully his blond hair. She leaned in without really realizing. Not until she captured his lips.

Chat melted against her. It was so much better than that kiss on Valentine’s Day. It was no rush to break a curse or run to detransform. And she could appreciate so much better the softness of his lips and the faint taste of mint. Chat wrapped one arm around her waist bringing her closer. Marinette sighed against his lips. She felt warm and it was such a simply pleasant sensation, their lips against each other.

Marinette let out a grunt of annoyance once they broke apart. It took them a couple of seconds to stare at each other before they jumped away. It finally seemed to drown on them what they had done.

“I um…er….”

“I got a little… um.”

“And you were…”

“And you just…’

They both rubbed their necks awkwardly, while glancing at each other. Marinette decided she won’t let the awkwardness ruin this night which just took a wonderful turn.

“Do you… do you want to stay for milk and cookies?” she glanced at Chat, waiting for his response.

He smiled shyly, a little blush appearing on his cheeks. “I’d love to.”

pull yourself together district leader

Real Estate Revenge

(TL;DR at bottom)

I’ve been a real estate broker in Chicago for nearly 20 years. I started at a very small independent brokerage. It was my first week there when the broker/owner gave me a lead. He was older and wasn’t in very good health, so he passed a lot of his leads to his agents.

One of the broker’s friends passed away and the friend’s son wanted to sell the house. I call the son who tells me he’s known the broker for 30-plus years and how close their families were. He seems like a really nice guy. I go over and check out the house. I work up a gorgeous comparative market analysis. I have other brokers check my numbers (I was new and wanted to do a perfect job for my new client). I rehearse my presentation, have my stuff professionally printed, prepare for any possible questions, have responses ready for objections, and I head out.

I dazzle this guy with my presentation. He likes the $135,000 list price I recommended. He’s fine with the commission. He has no objections, but he asks me to give him 2 months to clean out the house, give his siblings a chance to go through everything and then repaint.

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