This is Raivis Galante, also known as Latvia. He is a well known cinnamon roll, who hasn’t done anything wrong. Yet there are some crusty pineapples in the world who feel that it’s acceptable to start Latvia discourse. It’s honestly sickening. Help me blast those hecking meanies back into the shadow realm.
My students have been struggling with topic strings/transitions in their papers. So today I brought Cards Against Humanity to class and passed out several cards to each of them and had everyone go around the room transitioning from one topic to the next. We got a couple beauties like, “While Raptor Attacks are a pressing concern, I believe that not enough media attention is given to Vigorous Jazz Hands.” We also had a few really nice threads of sentences, like: “Although many people might assume that The True Meaning of Christmas is A Sassy Black Woman, I will argue that The True Meaning of Christmas is, in fact, Tasteful Side Boob.” “First, however, I will provide context in which I place my discussion of Tasteful Side Boob, since it involves Dark and Mysteries Forces Beyond Our control.” “While some critics may argue that these Dark and Mysterious Forces Beyond Our Control are problematic, I will prove that they are not. Bitches.”
We then made a list on the board of various techniques/transition words that they used in the exercise, and then gave them the last ten minutes of class to edit/rework their transitions in their papers for homework. I’m looking at their submissions now and feeling rather euphoric because they are SO VERY MUCH IMPROVED. Thanks, CAH. You the real MVP.
I used to be a huge parks and rec fan, don’t judge me. I don’t have many irl friends to celebrate this wonderful day with, but I do have some pretty fucking amazing online friends who I want to shine some light on. I appologize if at any point I get sappy during this. I’m a little sleep deprived. (I really did get a bit long winded so everything is under the cut)
Prompt: Luck? Nope. Skills.” - “If it’s skill then do it again.”
Warnings: Language? Maybe? Probably not but just in case.
Word Count: 464
AN: Um.. so this is my first fic and it’s going to be a part of a bunch of oneshots or drabbles in the same universe. I’m going to be tagging all of them with the tag #Life with Him. Also thank you to the CAH people who helped me with the title and who also encouraged me to post this.
April 23, 1996 (16 Years Old) A chilly spring day in April, found you and your best friend at a diner right across the street from your parents apartment in Washington Heights. It was a common afterschool study location for the two of you when Lin wasn’t in rehearsal for something-or-other or when you weren’t studying for all of your AP classes.
“Did you know I can get almost anything out of a claw machine?” Lin inquired over a plate of onion rings.
“How is that even possible? I’ve never been able to get anything out of a claw machine.” you asked as you plucked an onion ring off the bottom of the tower..
Lin grimaced as the rest of the fried onions fell to the plate, “Why would you grab from the bottom-”
“Answer the question!”
“I’ve just always been able to win anything from a claw machine.” He grabbed a ring from the top, sending you a smirk.
“That doesn’t seem possible” Lin being the super great best friend that he was reached across the table and finished off your drink, when he noticed that his drink was gone. “Why would you do that?”
“You know what? I’ll show you just to get you to shut up about it.” He shoved another ring into his mouth, before shoving backwards in his chair and grabbing your arm pulled you over to the claw machine in the corner of the restaurant.
“-But my onion rings!’
You shut up, almost in awe at how fast he got into the zone. It seemed like whatever Lin does, he devotes a hundred percent of his attention to. It was why he was your best friend, he cared, almost more than anyone else you had ever known. You watched enthralled as he manipulated the little claw over a soft brown bear. Pressing the button triumphantly. Your eyes widened as the claw successfully lifted the bear by it’s belly, dropping it with a soft thud in the metal chute.
You pulled the door to the metal chute open, reaching in and pulling the soft bear to your chest. “That had to have been luck!”
“Luck? Nope. Skills.” He smirked, grabbing the bear from you, “I’m just that good.”
“Skills. Please? If it’s skill then do it again.” You grabbed the bear back, as he pulled a face.
“Fine. I’ll do whatever you want.” Lin shrugs, “but you owe me fifty cents.” Grimacing, you rummaged through your pockets. “How about a gum wrapper-” Finding nothing, you smiled apologetically before shrugging.
“You know what, you can pay me back later.”
And you know what it turned out it actually was skills. Every time you passed a claw machine from then on Lin would attempt to win you a stuffed animal.
(( you read that right! the askblog celebrates its birthday today!
i can’t believe it’s been a year since i started this blog! tbh i would never have lasted this long without you guys. everyone who sent asks, whether as a user or on anon; everyone who liked and reblogged posts; everyone who followed the blog, whether from the very beginning or from a few hours ago; and anyone who supports this blog from the shadows. you’re all incredible people and i’m forever super grateful for your support!
sorry i don’t have any special plans - i tried to come up with something, honestly, but nothing seemed good enough ;v; all i can offer is this redraw of the very first thing i posted on this blog, haha…
No, seriously. I can’t believe there are so many of you here! 3,000. That’s a LOT. When I started this blog (almost two years ago!), I was doing it with the expectation that I’d have a little fun and forget about the whole thing in a month, but WOW. I have met so many amazing people, and I have had so much fun here. I’ve found a loving, supportive community, and I’ve kept up with my goal of writing every day because of this blog! Steve is a part of me now, and neither he or I would have gotten so far without you guys. Thanks for playing CAH with us, reccing fics, drawing art, and finding movie links. Thanks for getting me to comic-con. Thanks for being so sweet. Thanks for being amazing writers. We are both so glad we get to know all of you, and all the characters you play.
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