talking nonsense

So i just came out to my dad abt being nb, and he said something really wise about names, i think.

He said “Gifts are not obligations. You give things to people, and you hope they like them. And your name was a gift from us to you. If it doesn’t work for you anymore, you’re not obligated to keep it.”

and i just thought maybe other people could use hearing something like that.

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magnus playing with his rings

Me: I bet Percy can sing!

Percy:

Me: Okay, but I have this headcanon where Leo sings pretty.

Leo:

Me: Well, Will is Apollo’s son, what about he singing?

Will:

Me: Okay, I give up. I’m sure Piper doesn’t sing.

Piper:

Magnus is one of the most powerful warlocks I’ve ever known.

Happy early Valentine’s Day! This is for @whimsyalice as part of @aftgexchange!!! Yay!!! I wanted to include all your fave ships/characters, so this is more Foxes nonsense than ships! Hope you enjoy! :) 

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It starts on a Monday. The locker room is a cacophony of chattering voices as the Foxes all arrive for afternoon practice, everyone still thrumming with excitement from Friday night’s win. Neil follows the group in and past the lounge. Allison and Renee have their arms linked and heads bowed together as they make their way into the girls’ changing room. Dan and one of the freshman girls are close behind them, not even pausing their lively conversation as they disappear behind the door. Andrew pushes past the door for the men’s changing room, Neil behind him. Matt and Nicky are hot on their heels and arguing about some television show as Neil makes his way to his locker.

“I’m telling you,” Nicky says. “He’s dead.”

“No way!” Matt argues. “He’s gonna pop up next season. You’ll see.”

“Are you sure we watched the same episode?”

“They can’t just kill off a fan favorite like that!”  

Neil tunes them both out and spins the combination into his locker lock. When he pulls the door open, something falls out and clatters to the floor. There’s a moment where Neil’s heart stutters to a painful halt in his chest, his breath clogging up his throat. Somewhere in the back of his mind, memories he’s long buried try to sink their claws back in. He has to close his eyes for a moment before he can focus again. Neil slowly looks down only to find a plastic knife at his feet. He blinks a few times in confusion before reaching down and picking it up. He turns it over in his hand and sees Justin Mattews scrawled in sharpie across the handle. As far as threats go, this one definitely makes the least amount of sense. Neil gives his brain another minute to come up with a possible explanation, but when it comes up blank, he holds the plastic knife out towards Andrew in a silent question.

“Neil! What’re you doing? You’re not supposed to tell anyone who you have!” Nicky exclaims from across the row of lockers.

“Murder season is finally upon us,” Matt says. “Let the chaos begin and may the best person win.”

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F*ck you, pay me…

Apologies for the length. The revenge is sweet though.

I was a contractor with a small business (Company X) that did consulting and other services for bigger companies. I usually worked directly with these bigger companies and was operating largely as a direct employee of Company X, though not on site.

I enjoyed the work but some of the people at Company X were d*cks. Just petty nonsense like talking shit about me in meetings, and for no reason that I could discern. All their clients loved me; I was good for business. They were just being d*cks, like d*cks do. It didn’t matter. Since I was working mostly with Company X’s clients, I didn’t have to spend much time communicating with the d*cks.

Every month I sent my invoice to Company X, and the terms were they had 30 days to send payment. At some point, they promoted their main accounting guy (one of the d*cks, henceforth, D*ck Accountant) and hired a Deputy Accountant, who was put in charge of satisfying invoices, such as mine.

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Another Supercorp Headcanon; If they ever decide to have kids one day, they don’t go down the whole ‘science baby’ route with somehow combining their DNA to have a child that’s both of theirs and they don’t go down the route where they get a sperm donor and just one of them is the bio parent; they just adopt.

Like, both of them know what it’s like to be alone or afraid and Kara’s had a positive experience with adoption so she’d want to give other kids the chance to have a family even when they’ve lost their own. She’d want to help kids of all ages who’ve lost someone and just be there for them like the Danvers were for her and she’d be brilliant at it because she knows what it’s like and knows that the pain never really goes away but that it can feel a bit less around people who love you.

And Lena would be all for it was well because she’s had such a negative experience with adoption and wouldn’t wish that sort of thing on anyone so she works so hard to make sure all of the kids feel loved and included because she never did when she was taken in by the Luthors. She’s literally exactly what some of these kids need in their lives; someone who loves them and accepts them so fiercely at a time when they might be feeling like a burden.

And their home is just so happy and full of children of all ages and races and the kids are just so thankful for the family they’ve been given and they know that Kara and Lena and their adopted siblings will never replace the people they’ve lost but they also know that they’re not trying to and they’re just so content with being loved and cared for unconditionally.

So yeah, there’s that.

…and then Túrin did as he was bid but yet as one dazed, and stooping he raised Beleg and kissed his mouth.
—  Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales II, Turambar and Foalókë
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you know, you don’t need to diminish the value of one character in order to justify liking another one. it’s okay to like morally wrong or less ~pure~ characters (and believe they can change) without having to knock down other characters, who lets face it, haven’t done anything wrong comparatively

I see everyone has a different opinion regarding Alison, Emily and Paige’s interactions throughout tonight’s episode of Pretty Little Liars, so I decided to share my own. And I would like to start by saying that I don’t think this was a bad episode for Emison; actually, I think the show is only now starting to build a solid, bullshit-free foundation for them and it’s exactly what they need in order for it to be a healthy, long-lasting relationship.

As much as we love bitchy Alison, it’s no secret that this bitchiness stems from a place of insecurity. We shouldn’t be surprised when Alison redirects that bitchiness towards Emily because really, Emily is the source of those insecurities. As much as Alison cares for the other girls, she loves Emily and has for quite some time now, even if she can’t put a name to the feeling just yet, and she’s known for a very, very long time just how Emily feels about her. She knows Emily has certain expectations of her and she’s afraid that she can’t meet them, which causes her to often push Emily away when things get too serious, out of fear that Emily will leave; out of fear she’s just not good enough for her. Thing is, the more serious things get between them, the more Alison feels like she has to lose. And, in all honesty, can we blame her for feeling this way? After all, didn’t Emily bounce in season five? Alison forgave her, sure, but these are the type of wounds that leave an emotional scar behind and it seems like that’s the case because even though Alison knows, rationally, that Emily would never leave her side (at least not again), it still haunts her and keeps her from being able to really commit to this relationship, or even see it as a possibility.

But we can’t really be mad at Emily either. Even though her past with Alison has contributed greatly to the way the blonde is now, Emily, herself, has changed and she’s finally grown sick of being used for comfort (and, personally, I think that even without the whole situation that triggered this conversation, Emily would’ve put a stop to it fairly quickly). However, it’s important to note that Emily - or rather, the writers - didn’t close the door on a future Emison relationship, but instead cracked it open. A lot of people seem to be stuck on “don’t kiss me again” when “not until you know” is what we should be focusing on. Emily’s finally putting a stop to the on-and-off, we-don’t-talk-about-it nonsense that have been the past few seasons and forcing Alison to think about their relationship and what she truly wants out of it. And, in my opinion, this is the ultimate sign that Emison is finally going to happen. At last, we’re moving from a relationship that has had no solid base to be properly developed to one where the characters can set a foundation by clearly stating “this is what I want.”

Regarding Paige’s presence, I have to say the following: Alison is terrified not of Paige as a person but what Paige means to Emily, especially in comparison to what she means to the brunette. That became quite clear in tonight’s episode, when Alison stated that the memories Emily has with Paige are real, while hers aren’t. Truthfully, Alison has a point: Emily and Paige have been in an actual relationship while she and Emily haven’t, despite what they might have shared. Paige is a threat to Alison because she tugs at her insecurities, given that she’s the “real” thing Emily can always return to. However, I really don’t think that will be happening. But I’ll stop for now, because there’s a whole discourse that could be had about Paige.