You just kind of stare at him for a moment, and you don’t know who makes the first move but suddenly you’re pressed up against your door and he’s kissing you like it’s the most natural thing in the world. You find that you’re not surprised, because it is natural. You’re a little bitter that it took so long, yeah, but you know that right here, with him kissing the breath straight from your lungs, is where you belong; where you’ve always belonged.
Word Count: 5497
Warnings: SMUT, pure and simple. SMUT SMUT SMUT. Light bondage if you squint. Ye be warned.
Notes: This is basically an excuse for me to write smut tbh. I’ve been in such a slump lately with school and everything else, so i was happy to accept any excuse to write. This fic is probably the filthiest smut I’ve ever written. It was inspired, in part, by Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands”, which has been playing in my head nonstop since I heard it. Tagging @jaaystodd and @dicckgrayson, because they had to endure my screaming about this. I hope you guys enjoy!
Are sparklings/baby robots purely fanon or is there any root in canon?
“Sparkling” is a fan-originated term that recently made the jump to canon when Metroplex called Windblade “Caminus’s sparkling,” to denote that she had been born from the hot spot the Titan carried within him.The term would logically apply to all Transformers born from the different Titan hot spots, and you could probably even call an ordinary Transformer a “sparkling of Cybertron” or something. A euphemism for “child” but not in the literal “actually a baby” sense.
There have been a few instance of “baby” Transformers even from comparatively early in the franchise, with probably the most notable being the “Baby Dinoforce” from the Victory manga. Like a lot of the manga’s more offbeat concepts, though, they were really just there for a cute comedy moment, and not someone one should look at too deeply.
Since the introduction of protoforms in Beast Wars the idea of a Transformer “life cycle” has become more common, with protoforms as the “newborn” stage. They’re typically depicted as coming into being “fully formed,” though, either emerging from Cybertron’s matter or being built by other Transformers, then quickly taking shape and basically just getting on with their life. The live-action movies, though, have shown them being “grown” in energon sacs; we’ve only ever seen them in half-formed states, their hindquarters just a tangle of wires, deprived of the necessary energon to grow them to full size. It seems like they’re not meant to come out until they’re fully grown.
IDW’s gone a little further; there, protoforms start out as simple geometric shapes that grow into robotic forms, sprouting limbs and the parts of their “natural” alternate mode as they do so. The growth process is over very quickly - the alt mode starts to be apparent within hours - but as they grow they do resemble “babies.”
Ten years Tyler, I’ve worked here for ten years. I’ve brought in 80% of our clients. I grew this company from the six men operation into a sixty person machine. I’ve given you 20 hour days man, nights away from my wife and children. My father died man, and on the day of his memorial you sent me pears. Which I’m allergic to. And you know this because at the lunch where you hired me we ate salad and I went into anaphylactic shock. And along with the pears you wrote a card, with a one line hallmark message and a typed out signature. ‘From the team’ and for all this Tyler, I thank you. You see for days I’ve been plagued by this question. How do I honour my father’s legacy? Then I realised I honour it by taking what I learnt from his life, and having it shape how I go on living mine, and so here it is Tyler. Um. I quit. No hard feelings man. I walk out of here in triumph. I came, I saw, I conquered. Sanjay it’s all you now brother. Peace ✌🏻
1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (low-fat, no fat) 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp crushed garlic ½ tsp garlic salt olive oil (optional)
pizza sauce, shredded cheese and your choice of toppings*
Medifaster’s here are your regulations to sauce, cheese, & toppings!
2 Tbsp pizza sauce 2 oz shredded cheese 2 cup green* toppings (or add .5 cup more to your cauliflower)
This counts as one Medifast Lean and Green meal; however, if you choose no extra topping you will need to prepare two extra servings of your green option later on in the day.
Take 1 large head of fresh cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Add to food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Do not over-do pulse or you will puree it. (If you don’t have a food processor, you can grate the whole head with a cheese grater).
Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes (some microwaves are more powerful than others, so you may need to reduce this cooking time). There is no need to add water, as the natural moisture in the cauliflower is enough to cook itself.
One large head should produce approximately 3 cups of riced cauliflower. The remainder can be used to make additional pizza crusts immediately, or can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
to make the pizza crust:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray. Combine grated cauliflower, egg beaters, cheese, garlic powder and basil until mixed completely. Spoon mixture on prepared pan. Use the back of a spoon to thin out mixture and form a circle about the size of a dinner plate without the rim. The thinner the crust the less chance of it being soggy. Bake for 30 minutes. Carefully flip the pizza crust over by using a spatula to lift all edges of the crust off the parchment first. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes until edges are really brown and crisp. Mine are usually burnt around the edges but it won’t taste burnt. Let cool.
Add tomato sauce and cheese on top. Broil until cheese is melted about 5 to 10 minutes. If you are making several cauliflower pizza crusts like I usually do, you can wrap the pizza individually in foil tightly with the cheese and sauce already on top. Stick them in gallon size Ziploc bags. I usually can fit 2 or 3 pizza crusts in a Ziploc bag. When ready to eat, take it out of the freezer as you would a normal store bought frozen pizza. Bake for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees or until cheese has completely melted. I can usually get 4 to 5 pizzas from one head of cauliflower! Enjoy!
Author’s Note: this chapter is a monster, literally a monster. i have been staring at this thing for about a week, and it could have been even longer, what is wrong with me. anyway, i really truly hope you enjoy this chapter because my heart and soul went into this one. we’re finally moving guys, look at as go! 0-100, ain’t no stopping now. enjoy loves!
You turn this word over in your mind for hours, breaking it apart and putting it back together again until it seemingly takes a new shape; it becomes something new, something different, something dark. Words, to you, are the most subtle of weapons, an arsenal of infinite proportions comprised only of twenty-seven letters and you’ve always been proud of how utterly sharp yours have grown to be. They’ve been cultivated and crafted over years of sparring matches with your older siblings, your cousins, friends, boyfriends. You’ve used words to cut and sever, used them to soothe and heal, and now you think you think you’ve finally met someone who uses them to kill.
My ambition is seduction by art;
Tempting with lyrics that dance across skin,
As poetry speaks love from tongue to heart;
Stirring desire which blesses such sin.
Your form fires the imagination,
Shaping rhyme; verses take life in those eyes,
And a gloved hand could cause an eruption:
Expressions of fervor for one enskied.
I pray these words will arouse ecstasy –
Undressing body and mind; illicit
Acts to satiate lust: a melody
Of moans unifying flesh with spirit.
My passion grows beyond concupiscence;
An oath I trust will excuse this offense.
Forewarning: I don’t know if you have any preferences for this ship, but basically you’re never going to find bottom!Finn and even Switch!Finn is hard enough. I tried to get as much of the former on this list but *kanye shrug*
I truly think us chronically ill folk have to be the best at appreciating the small things.
People take health; a functioning body, not being in pain, for granted. Our lives are dictated by what our flesh may or not may not be willing to do. It loses shape, all plans are thrown out and you take life on hour by hour.
Don’t have a blinding headache today? OMG YAY LETS GO OUTSIDE FOR A WHILE. Can eat a proper meal without nausea/ibs flare? OMG I FEEL TEMPORARILY NORMAL. Body allows you to get some shit done? OMG LOOK AT MY NON PYJAMA CLOTHING & CLEAN DISHES.
We’re bloody excited and excited and for good reason!
Hey Brian- I'm considering a career pivot into the world cartooning/animation. I know it will take a lot of work. I was curious-what kind of study regimen would you recommend if I'm not going through the college system and want to become a storyboard artist? What is an 'ideal day' of practice look like? What to study most and focus on? When it comes to this field, what is the best way to network? In short, what is your best advice for going pro from scratch? Thank you, love your work.
Thanks! The short answer is to just start boarding stories. Lots of them, quickly. There are books and classes and all of those things should be consumed, but really you’re going to learn what works and what doesn’t when you just do it a lot. Try to force yourself to pump out or short little story or a gag every night. Or every couple of days. The idea is that you’re not spending a ton of time on it and you can just move to the next one.
The longer answer is this- Boarding is made up of a couple different disciplines, drawing and filmmaking. For the drawing aspect you’ll want to fill up as many sketchbooks as you can. Draw from life in cafes or take life drawing classes. Learn how to simplify complex shapes and faces and all the basics of cartooning. Study the 12 rules of animation to figure out stuff like staging, appeal, silhouettes. Practice acting through a character. I’ve always thought of storyboarding like improve where you are playing every character. You’ll want to be able to draw clear but not necessarily clean. With characters that are full of life and movement to sell your stories.
Then there is the filmmaking aspect. There are plenty of books on the subject, and watching a ton of movies helps. Pausing and drawing shots form movies is good for practicing composition. I would recommend taking any classes you can get your hands on for storyboarding. There are a lot of little rules that can make or break the board. And bad boards can step on a joke’s punchline or make the story confusing and unwatchable.
As for networking, I have no idea. put your stuff online, talk to people. In the end it’s not going to hurt that you know someone in the industry but its also not going to get you a job. Only solid boards will do that. Knowing the right people will help you get a heads up when a position opens, but its all going be up to your skills to actually get the job at that point. I didn’t go to college for any of this stuff, but I didn’t start from scratch (but I know people who have). I have always drawn and animated growing up. Made comics, animated shorts etc. Eventually I did take a couple boarding classes, but I learned the most by just drawing as many stories as I could. And I will leave you with this amazing collection of reference . Hope my babbling helped.
Summary: It’s been three years. Zeref is gone, all of his books burned. Natsu is alive, and free to marry the girl of his dreams. But fate is cruel, and Natsu cannot escape what he really is, no matter how hard he tries. If he wants to save everybody from himself, he’ll have to go back to the beginning. “Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds.”
The storm that night was loud, violent, and terrifying. Many people did not get much sleep that night, since it was almost nigh impossible with the howling wind and the pounding rain that turned into hail sometime around midnight. Lightning and thunder were abundant, giving sight and voice to the storm. It also brought with it a chill that seeped through the walls with curling fingers. The trees outside twisted and bended, creaking as their foundations were pushed to the limits. For some trees it proved to be too much. The world had turned angry, taking shape and coming to life from the rage of the storm. The most anybody could do was try to block out the sounds and sights that seemed to come straight out of a nightmare.
Combeferre doesn’t want to take his friends for granted. They have shaped his life in more ways than he can ever comprehend and he wants them to know how deeply he cares for them before it’s too late. But even knowing his time is fast running out, he still finds it hard to express.