hey there! here’s the thing i’d been working on for the last two months of 2016! it was initially supposed to be seven pages long, but i’ve run out of steam terribly, and it’s been sitting in my drafts since december, very visibly not coming together. so, i figured i’d post what little i’ve got and hopefully be able to finish it one day. here goes nothing!
(in case someone didn’t recognize it, this is the scene of blue and adam talking for the very first time in the raven boys)
AU where instead of going to Samwell, Jack starts a widely successful Publicly Broadcast show for children.
Jack learns that he is great with kids after coaching them for a little over two years. Moreover, kids are good with Jack. There is no pressure to be anything other than who he is.
It all starts with a local news program doing a fluff piece on Jack Zimmermann’s coaching ability. But then it turned into something completely different when Jack skated onto camera and started to introduce every single one of his kids and what was special about them. He was…really enchanting actually. He didn’t ever really talk down to them. Jack just treated them as a tiny friend.
They ARE his tiny friends, but that’s not the point.
The footage they got of “snack time” was really the best. Imagine a good 16 kids piled around this massive man teaching them the best way to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
It should have been obvious that a local channel would contact him. It still surprises Jack. They want him to host a show? Why? Everyone always teased him about how impersonable he was during interviews. Is it because he’s Jack Zimmermann’s son? Or Alicia’s?
Jack asks all of these questions to his mother and she just laughs. “You made a PB&J interesting to 16 kids just by being you”
based on original drafts, Padme brings a knife to mustafar. This time, however, the pregnant senator finds the courage to kill him instead. Padme stabs him in the back & subsequently saves the galaxy by herself.
The five paladins all share one bathroom, near their bedrooms. Allura and Coran have their own bathrooms near their rooms, which are in a different part of the castle.
Pidge originally showered in the middle of the night just in case because of the fact that she was trying to keep her gender a secret. Now that she’s less paranoid, she’s more likely to completely forget to shower because she’s working on projects and keeps falling asleep in the lab instead of showering and going to bed. The boys start just occasionally shoving her into the bathroom and not letting her out again until she showers.
Keith is almost as bad, because he’s used to living by himself and trying to save water. He has also been unceremoniously picked up and dumped into the bathroom when Hunk decided he was too smelly to have around the kitchen.
Lance is always trying new skin products and lotions and things and has a bad habit of leaving them all over the place in the bathroom. 98% of the clutter is Lance’s fault, and it drives Shiro a little crazy, so eventually he breaks down and screws a basket into the wall to be Lance’s basket of stuff. Every once in a while other people’s stuff ends up in Lance’s basket because it was left lying out and everyone assumed it was Lance’s anyway.
Hunk is weirdly ok with the idea of borrowing toothbrushes? It doesn’t come up until Keith and Lance are squabbling in front of the counter and knock Pidge’s toothbrush off and onto the floor and Hunk tells her she can use his. She opts not to, and they have to find her a replacement. Keith uses Hunk’s toothbrush sometimes when he’s not paying attention, though, and that’s ok.
Shiro’s initially the only one who has to shave, and he’s so fastidious that nobody really notices, but once the rest of the boys get a little older, there’s always little bits of shaved facial hair all over the sink and Pidge hates it. Lance is about to retort that having her leg hair all over the shower isn’t much better, but then he realizes that she actually doesn’t shave her legs and it never occurred to him to notice before, because by the time he realized she was a girl and not a boy, he was used to her having hairy legs anyway. (Keith does shave his legs sometimes, because he’s convinced it will somehow make him faster and also he just kind of likes the feeling. He only bothers to shave below the knee though, ‘cause doing his whole leg is too much of a pain.)
Hunk sings in the shower and has a great voice. Lance does too, but he also sings outside of the shower, so no one’s surprised by it or hangs out around the bathroom door to listen in, like they do with Hunk sometimes. He also tends to sing a slightly narrower range of things than Hunk, who might be doing pop music but also might be doing full-on opera.
Shiro takes ridiculously long showers sometimes when he’s trying to avoid the others and process something that he’s remembered. They occasionally worry and one time Hunk broke down the door so they could make sure he hadn’t drowned. It was only slightly less awkward than they’d been afraid it would be.
all time low + inspirational lyrics from each album (with the help of @gabricl)
put up or shut up (2006) - the party scene so wrong, it’s right (2007) - stay awake nothing personal (2009) - therapy dirty work (2011) - time-bomb don’t panic! (2012) - so long, and thanks for all the booze future hearts (2015) - missing you
Too many cool things to name this guy. I’ve had this one sitting in my drafts for who knows how long, it’s about time I posted it!
I, for the life of me can not remember where the sprite came from. I don’t remember doing it myself which means another artists did it. If that artists if you or you know that artist, shoot me a message so I can credit you. ^^’
While I don’t remember where the sprite came from I do remember I did this, to show @houndoom-kaboom‘s favourite Pokemon some love. :D
They’ve been writing since they were really young. They are always working on a project, or attempting some crazy challenge. They don’t shy away from trying out new genres or writing styles. Once they want to do something, there’s no way to stop them.
They may appear to have a controlled exterior, but all of that changes the instant you ask them about their characters. They write the most lovable & sweet characters, and they also happen to be their own #1 biggest fan— so beware talking smack about their babies.
They’re always juggling several projects at the same time. They write fiction and enjoy it, but they do much more. They can be spotted writing the comic-book version of one of their previous works, or typing up a movie script. Prolific doesn’t even begin to describe them.
Their storytelling is spontaneous, almost volatile, and that is what makes their books so fun to read. There’s no telling where their stories will go or what will happen next. For them, what matters most is not the journey— but the adventure!
They know their characters better than anyone else. Sometimes they may spend more time writing backstories (and doing world-building) than actually writing the book, but at the end it’s all worth it. That’s why their characters feel like real people.
Their two best friends are subtlety and foreshadowing. They love leaving clues in the background, hints of what will be happening later in the story. They live for astute readers and, if you pay attention, you will realize there is more going on than you could’ve ever expected.
Some writers are afraid of having multiple points of view, not them. They have tons of POVs, and they all get their chance under the spotlight. Sometimes their antagonists get the most character development, and that’s why they don’t feel like “villains.”
They use everything in their power to strike the reader right in the *feels*. They’re the masters of cliffhangers and plot-twists. It's not about playing dirty, it’s about getting a reaction out of you. Character deaths should be expected, though they will still surprise you every damn time.
They don’t simply just *write* a book, they immerse themselves in the process. They’re dedicated researchers, and are known to go as far as changing their entire surroundings to match the ‘feel’ of the story they’re currently working on.
They don’t write one-shots. Everything (and yes they do mean *everything*) they write is part of a series or their overarching mega-macro-universe. Expect to see cameos, familiar faces, and recurring themes across all their books!
With them, no idea is too strange or far-fetched. They can take anything and spin it into a story. Mixing genres, and making new ones along the way, is all par for the course. Best of all— is that their crazy story ideas always work.
Everything they write is magical. They can make the most mundane story feel bigger-than-life and, when it comes to creating breath-taking worlds & settings, there’s simply no better. Be careful, though, because if given the chance they *will* make you believe that magic is real.