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Provenance Pre-order Problems?

I emailed my editor to ask about the folks who’ve had their pre-orders cancelled. Amazon apparently says there should be no problems with the pre-order, and suggest that it’s orders of particular editions? Which doesn’t make sense to me? But at any rate, my editor tells me that 

If the customers can send you receipts or order history, we can take a closer look. Let me know and I’ll jump right on it.

So if you’re in this situation, with a cancelled Amazon pre-order, please feel free to send me details at ann at annleckie.com (in whatever form is easiest to you–a screenshot with personal info smeared out, a c&p without personal info, something else) and I’ll send it on to my editor to see what he can discover for you.

From the Market (Jumin x MC)

Kingdom!AU: When brought to what is considered the ‘heart of the kingdom’ you brought to see truly what the people are.

Word Count: 907

Sorry for the lack of the upload yesterday!!! I meant to upload but once again I was passing out and my body just wasn’t really cooperating. That being said, everything is back in order today!!! Thank you and have a spectacular day! Enjoy <3

This storyline has multiple prompts, I highly suggest you read the others before reading this one if you haven’t already:

Kingdom!AU:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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You hadn’t stayed there much longer. 

The stillness alone had felt nearly tangible, neither of you quite sure how to even bring up another subject, the countless graves always lingering in the back of your mind.

But nevertheless, you tried. 

“What’s your favorite place here…?” You asked softly, raising your head to him meekly. 

“What?”

“Well I mean, my favorite place back at my home was always the training grounds for the soldiers. You have one too, don’t you?” 

“I…I suppose though it has nothing to do with my inherent preferences.” 

“What do you mean?”  

“My favoritism of it comes from what it means to my people, it doesn’t fit me much otherwise.” 

“What is that place?” 

He grinned slightly, even if only briefly before gesturing to you to follow. 

“I’ll show you.” 

He led to you an area nearly bursting at the seams with people, the children you had found earlier hardly anything in comparison to these.

They huddled next to their parents peering over the stands of products curiously, eyes wide and tongues twisting with questions. 

There were oxen and horses moved about, their hooves clacking against the cobblestone road, heavy fur entangled against their coats.

But they weren’t what surprised you most.

It was the stags.

The great animals were saddled and harnessed like the horses, sniffing you in their bewilderment, the ends of their grand antlers brushing against you. 

“What…What was that?” You questioned, twisting out to continue gawking at them, jaw nearly dropping. 

“Don’t you domesticate a variety of animals in your home?”

“Well-I mean yeah but they’re-special, you guys use them like horses…!” You exclaimed. “How?”

“No different than any other process. Over time they’ve become ‘companion’s I suppose,” He replied. “Would you like a closer look?” 

“What do you mean?” 

Jumin turned, stopping one of the dealers, aiming them back to you. 

“Do you mind?” 

“No of course not your highness,” The man murmured, slipping the reins into your hold. “Be very careful, this one’s a bit skittish, one of the younger ones.” 

You nodded wearily, silvery eyes staring back at you, letting out a heavy breath. 

You reached out a delicate hand pressing against its side, stroking its shoulder, tensing for the moment it twitched, only settling as you curled your fingertips gently against its coat. 

“I think you’ve gained the favor of at least two here.” Jumin grinned lightly. 

“Two?”

HInts of red painted his cheeks for a moment as he realized what he had said, clearing his throat sheepishly. 

“I-I’m sorry I m-must’ve gotten confused,” He explained himself, trying to hide his embarrassment. “I-I meant nothing by it.” 

“I don’t mind-I mean-if you did,” You remarked, offering some sort of comfort. “I’d think it’d be nice…actually…” 

He seemed almost surprised, lips parting as if he wanted to speak, but not exactly sure what. 

“I-I um…I see.” He turned back to the owner, whispering a few things mutedly to him, departing with thanks as the stag, brushed its muzzle against your palm, as though some sort of goodbye. 

“Did I do something?”

“No, not at all, I just don’t want us s-starting traffic in the square,” He muttered, mustering any sort of excuse. “That’s all…” 

“Oh! I’m sorry!” 

“You’ve got nothing to apologize for-” 

Tugging.

You looked down to see a young girl, her expression pure and delighted, wreaths of tulips held in her hold. 

“Oh, hello…!” You greeted, kneeling down to her height. “What’s the matter?” 

“Would you like one?”

You smiled from ear to ear, nodding. 

“I’d love one!” You glanced to Jumin, seeing his confusion as you peered closer to the girl. “And if you don’t mind, could I get an extra for my friend?”

“R-Really?”

“Yes!” 

“O-Okay!” 

She appeared to be almost bursting with joy, giving you a tight hug before running off to her mother, pointing out her utter amazement. 

And soon to be, your amusement. 

You stood up, your wreath already set upon your head, the petals twirling just barely against your lids. 

“What’re you wearing that for…?” 

“What? You don’t like it?” You crinkled your nose. “I asked for an extra just for you…!” 

“What-” 

You set the other upon his head, lacing it through his wispy strands, your fingertips remaining just for a second against his cheek. 

“There really is something special here…” 

“Here…?” He hesitated, taking your hand in his own, unsure. “How do you mean?”

“Yeah…something wonderful.”

And perhaps he already knew, for soon enough you noticed something.

That warmth.

The warmth you had known so commonly and amazingly in the past.

It was there in his eyes.

And every bit was aimed at you.

anonymous asked:

Loving all of these headcanons for all of your fic, but as someone invested in E/D primarily, do you have headcanons for their kids? How would they grow up different than Elizabeth and Wellington's?

Oh uh at the moment I’ve only got a line in the last chapter about how Elizabeth likes signing as Elizabeth Darcy, “a fact which did not alter through all the years of marriage, or the presentation to her husband of promised heir, spare, and little girl, though not in that order.”

So… this is all sort of off the top of my head, and subject to change, especially if someone suggests something I like better, but here you go:

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For the next Dragon Age game, we don’t get to play a human, an elf, a dwarf, or a kossith. We get to play a spirit.

Specifically a spirit who got unintentionally stranded outside the Fade, with huge gaps in knowledge about the history of the mortal world. The result of this is early dialogue wheel choices being very clearly pieced together by repeating and remixing random things a spirit might have heard in dreams.

“What do you think of the Templar Order?”
> I… love their third opus? But the string section could use some work :/
> Burning swords. Four walls, no window, fingernails bleeding and broken. The oppression of mages stems from kitties with cute wittle whiskers.
> Mmmmmmm. Templars. Good with garlic and a pinch of salt. Much yum :)

Since most people never encounter spirits or demons in their lives, much less walking around in humanoid forms outside the Fade, your player character gets by with all your companions thinking you just have a strange personality.

Back to School: How to Get an A*/8 or 9 in an English Lit Essay!

Happy September, everyone!

As we all get our gears in motion to start a new year, I thought I would share my top tips for scoring the highest marks in English Literature essays. 

(P.S. Lots of these tips are applicable to other subjects too)


1. Don’t write about the character as if they are real

Unfortunately, this is a common error in English Lit essays. It is absolutely imperative to remember that a character is not a person, but is a construct of the writer in order to present an idea or theme. No matter the question, you should be linking your answer back to the writer’s ideas and theme of the text, even if it doesn’t seem obvious what the theme is on the first inspection of the question. Using the author’s name frequently in your essay will demonstrate that you recognise the character is not a real person - ‘Shakespeare portrays Macbeth as a tragic hero, as defined by Aristotle as…’

2. Don’t analyse the plot

Avoid analysing the plot or when things happen in the text. Don’t write ‘When X happens it makes us think Y’. Instead:

  • Analyse the writer’s use of language, structure and form to create meaning
  • Do a close language analysis of specific words/phrases, including a sound analysis (plosives, assonance, etc.)
  • Do a structural analysis of what happens when and why that’s important (Freytag’s pyramid)
  • Do an analysis of form (stage directions, dramatic monologue, etc.)

3. Keep your answer relevant throughout

You need to be explicitly answering the question - not going off on a tangent nor trying to change the question to suit an answer that you want to write. One way of avoiding this is by starting each paragraph with a topic sentence, summarising what that paragraph is going to be about and how it answers the question. Another method is simply by rewording the question into your answer at the start and end of every paragraph. At least. For greater impact, include synonyms of the word, which can also help with the readability of your answer.

4. Avoid PEE/PEEL/etc. where you can

Thousands of students are taught the same, basic Point-Evidence-Explain (or variant) analytical paragraph structure. If you want to stand out, show academic strength, and achieve the highest marks then you must break free from the chains of PEE! (This also applies for your introduction format. ‘In this essay, I will argue…’ gets pretty dull after reading it 100 times)

For my students, I will be teaching them to write What-How-Why paragraphs:

WHAT has the writer done?

HOW have they done it?

WHY have they done it/is it effective?

This way, your focus is always on why the writer has chosen to use that specific language/structure/form, but it allows you to be creative in crafting your response. Being able to discuss the ‘why’ of literature is the key to unlocking the highest grades. Reading through examiners’ reports this summer has made one thing clear - it is not enough to merely spot linguistic devices or structural features. You must explain why the writer has chosen them and why that is an effective choice (or not).

5. Avoid sweeping statements about context

The main advice here is to only include comments about the context of the text if it adds to the analytical point that you are making. They should not be a bolt-on sentence, but they should enhance your answer.

Further, sweeping claims like ‘All Jacobean women were oppressed by society’ is far too vague. On the other hand, a comment like ‘Lady Macbeth is a disturbing example of womanhood because she denies her gender at a time where the role of a woman was clear-cut, even patriarchal, in Jacobean society’ suggests that you have a greater understanding of how context can influence the writer’s choices.

6. A plan is your best friend

Always, always make time to plan your answer. A method I recommend is, first, circling the key words in the question (character/theme, what you are asked to do, where in the text you are asked to look, etc.). Secondly, write all of your ideas down onto the page, highlighting parts from the extract if you have that in front of you. Finally, select a judicious number of points that you are going to talk about (quality not quantity here) and number the order in which you are going to make them.

If you are writing a comparative essay, each paragraph must start and end with a comparative point about whatever it is you are comparing (characters/themes/etc.) I suggest the following format:

X is presented in both text A and text B. However, in A the author uses device 1 and 2 to demonstrate X. On the other hand, in B, the author demonstrates X via use of device 2 and 3.’ Then write one paragraph for each text. Repeat this again for another similarity. And again for a third - if you think that is appropriate.


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V Route Email Answers (UPDATE: COMPLETE)

Hey all -

I’ve seen some people asking for the answers for the guest emails, so I’ve been writing some down as I go.

I don’t know how spoilery this is, so putting it under a cut for those who haven’t had a chance to play the route yet, just in case!

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Prompts: @crazyconglasses
Author: @queenofthyme

Dearest Potter,

My mother insists that I write you to formally thank you for speaking on behalf of us at the Wizengamot. Without your testimony, we most certainly would have faced time in Azkaban.

So: thank you.

If you were expecting any heartfelt words of gratitude, then you’ve mistaken me for those hero worshippers who submit their amateur poetry about you to The Daily Prophet. Even as a child, I could write better poetry than that. 

Hoping to never speak to you again,

Draco Malfoy


Malfoy,

Please pass my appreciation on to your mother. I sincerely hope she is well.

As for you, I don’t need or expect your gratitude. That’s not why I helped you. You wouldn’t understand this of course, but those of us who have a heart, help others simply just to help others.

I also happen to enjoy and appreciate the notes people leave in The Daily Prophet for me. I’ve never heard any poetry from you, so I wouldn’t be so quick to throw stones.

Wishing you horrible misfortune,

Harry Potter


Don’t give me that load of crock, Potter. Even heroes have ulterior motives.

I also highly doubt you enjoyed last week’s poem: “I see Harry Potter’s emerald eyes, they sparkle and shine, all magic defies.” What does that even mean?

Seeing through your media-trained lies,

Draco Malfoy


Malfoy. You only think I’m lying because you can’t comprehend anyone’s perspective but your own.

That poem was heartfelt and thoughtful. I have a copy of it on my fridge - that’s a muggle appliance.

Rejecting your rude assumptions about me,

Harry Potter

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chiron, the wounded healer

Originally posted by musichasalwayssavedme

The Chiron in Aries wound relates to your identity. Feeling like you are not worthy, that your qualities are not acknowledged and a fear that you have no value at all- all of these are indicators of an Aries Chiron. This is your silent wound: feeling unworthy and self-neglect, impotence of the self. This results in hypersensitivity to criticism, offended dignity and difficulty in asserting yourself. It also suggests physical abuse, wound, deformity and other issues.

The Chiron in Taurus wound relates to neglect. Feeling like you didn’t get enough of something (emotional, physical, material, mental, spiritual, etc), also expecting to receive more attention than you did, feeling unfulfilled and undernourished in some way- all of these are indicators of a Taurus Chiron. It all comes down to your sense of worth; a kind of void that won’t go away, and even if you try to fill it, you can’t as it seems like a dark hole. This is your silent wound: feeling neglected, in some way or another. Either because people don’t value you as much as you deserve to be; or because you’re expecting too much from them.

The Chiron in Gemini wound relates to a pain of doubting yourself, your ability to communicate clearly and feeling misunderstood. Feeling like you are not capable of speaking effectively, or that no one will listen to you or believe what you have to say- all of these are indicators of a Gemini Chiron. This is your silent wound. Even if you try to cover it up by emphasizing your mental capacities, you are very sensitive (psychologically) to what other people say.

The Chiron in Cancer wound relates to lack of nurture/ love. Feeling like you’ve been abandoned, or like you can’t form strong ties, personal protection and belonging issues, fearing challenges and seeking safety above all- these are indicators of a Cancer Chiron. It’s also very common for people with this placement to feel unworthy of love to some extent, and thus, always give more than what they get.

The Chiron in Leo wound relates to not being able to fully express the things that are within you. Feeling like people don’t give you the chance to shine, having a life that doesn’t stimulate your essence, not being able to feel joy at its fullest, not believing in your abilities, and not being recognized for your gifts and talents - all of these are indicators of a Leo Chiron. It all comes down to your self-expression; and this is your silent wound: lack of self-expression and hurting ego, in some way or another. Either because people don’t let you be yourself; they overlook your talents; or because you for some reason feel like you shouldn’t express yourself.

The Chiron in Virgo wound relates to compulsive behaviors fueled by perfectionism. Feeling like you can never do something perfectly, or that you are not good enough are indicators of this placement. It suggests anxiety, pressure and stress issues, uncontrollable urge to control everything around you/yourself as much as possible. Self-doubt is very common- you’re too critical at times. Your silent wound is the need to fix in order to make thing perfect.

The Chiron in Libra wound relates to hurtful relationships. Feeling like you trust the wrong people, getting hurt over and over, getting caught in a co-dependent relationship, unrequited love- all of these are indicators of a Libra Chiron. You may feel like people in general keep disappointing you, or maybe you feel like it’s you who are disappointing them. This is your silent wound: hurt when it comes to relationships. Either because they’re abusive or play with your feelings, or because they’ve made you cold and you don’t know how to trust anymore.

The Chiron in Scorpio wound relates to fear. It can have many manifestations, depending on which house it is placed: fear of loss, of the unknown, of persecution, confrontation, death or ever change. As Scorpio is also the sign of ‘power’, this position brings about many power issues, such as you being drawn to dangerous situations to feel empowered, or constant feeling like you’re out of control.

The Chiron in Sagittarius wound relates to feeling confined in a mundane existence. Wanting to break traditions or spiritual teachings, feeling like they have no deep wisdom, feeling like they can’t achieve glory, searching for the truth desperately - all of these are indicators of a Sagittarius Chiron. This is your silent wound:  a desperate need to find meaning, in some way or another. It’s common for people with Chiron in Sagittarius to feel like they are an eagle inside, but are tied and cannot fly. There’s a lingering fear that you can never be glorious or live life like an adventure.

The Chiron in Capricorn wound relates to not being recognized. Feeling like you are not heard, that your efforts are not acknowledged and a fear that no one will listen to you and recognize your value- all of these are indicators of a Capricorn Chiron. It all comes down to how you’re seen regarding your potential. This is your silent wound: feeling underappreciated, in some way or another. Even if people recognize what you have to offer, in your own mind there’s always a deep-rooted fear of failing people, not doing your best at something or not succeeding, which would imply an identity crisis.

The Chiron in Aquarius wound relates to feeling different. Social rejection, fear of large groups of people, a need to withdraw from the public- all of these are indicators of an Aquarius Chiron. You may feel like you don’t belong, or you don’t share the same interests with the people around you, so you feel alone, isolated. This is your silent wound: not fitting in, somehow. Either because you’re disconnected from the world, or because you feel like the world disappoints you.

The Chiron in Pisces wound relates to the pain of disconnection. Feeling like you’re not “whole”, you’re not who you’re supposed to be, or that you can’t come to terms with higher forces or even with humanity in general- all of these are indicators of a Pisces Chiron. You can lack faith in yourself, in others and in the universe. You may feel like you can’t quite understand how the world works, like you know God works in mysterious ways but you can’t fully accept this. You don’t trust your ability to survive.

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In Slavic mythology, the vodyanoy is a water spirit depicted as a naked old man with a frog-like face and green scales. He is said to ride along rivers on a half-submerged log. When angered, the vodyanoy will break dams, sunder water mills and drown people. Some believe that those dragged into the water by the vodyanoy will be made into slaves.

The vodyanoy is nicknamed “grandfather by local people. Offerings are sometimes made to him by fishermen, millers and bee-keepers, in order to stave off his rages.

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thehuntresslair  asked:

Just out of curiosity: how and where do they normally store the costumes in a way that can be re-used in another production if needed?

Most costumes are stored in costume houses. Each costume house is a little different, but by and large, they are storing costumes in the same way that you would store any clothing - just on a much larger scale. Clothing is stored on hanging racks, hats are stored on shelves or hang on pegs, jewelry is often stored in drawers or hung up, etc.

Angels Costumier is the largest costume house in the world. They have over eight miles of hanging racks arranged chronologically in order to make finding costumes for the proper period easier.

I would highly suggest visiting their website for more information. They also offer a tour called “Behind the Seams” if you would like to learn more.  You can also check out this interview I did with Angels about a year ago.

There are literally hundreds of costume houses around the world that provide specialty items for film and television, but if you wish to learn more, some of the  best-known places are:

Cosprop

Tirelli Costumi

Western Costume Company

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How to Write Mental Illness Without Being Edgy

Writing a mental illness, especially when you don’t have one, is like walking through landmines. You aren’t aware of what you could screw up on, and screwing up (especially on Tumblr) could cost you. Honestly? The number one rule when writing mental illness and a mantra I often repeat to myself:

Your character doesn’t want to suffer.

There are very few exceptions to this rule. Someone with depression might think that they’re fine the way they are, but they will be happier if they can feel emotion again. Someone with anxiety could just want to be normal. People want to be accepted.

You want to write mental illness without making it edgy? Write it real. Write your character curled up in the bathroom crying instead of public because their friends make fun of depressed people. Write your character recovering from psychosis locking the door behind them because for a second they genuinely thought the person they were play-fighting was evil. Write your character with anxiety staring at the army ahead of them in terror because they genuinely can’t see a future ahead of this for them.

A person with a mental illness does not want to make a scene. Asking for ‘attention’ is not because they want attention. It is because they want help.

Imagine for a second that you have a physical illness that could kill you, and you can hold it off most of the time. But the people around you? You wouldn’t want to scare them. If you have any way of holding it together, be it hiding in the bathroom or taking a fidget cube everywhere in your pocket, you would jump for the chance.

Your character isn’t going to have dramatic panic attacks in public unless they can’t hold it together anywhere else, and that’s not a good idea for your story if it isn’t the main focus. A character being unable to function will take the focus of the story for themselves.

Some tips for major mental illnesses I have knowledge of:

-Depression: Your character might miss it or want it back, but depression is anything but pretty. Stay away from the pretty metaphors and the needless drama. Your character can function while crying if they can function without. Your character staying in their bed and not taking care of themselves leads to stink, bad breath, and even worse fatigue. Your character being a danger to themselves can lead to hospitalization. And above all (no matter what) your character won’t get better overnight. No matter how many inspirational speeches they hear. People with depression also tend to be bitingly sarcastic and very cynical, even after they recover.

-Anxiety: please don’t have characters being slightly nervous or over the top panicked at every turn. Anxiety is fear. Anxiety is clenched throat, nausea, and tensed up muscles.

-Psychosis: Oh, don’t you dare screw this one up. No pressure tho. Your character isn’t going to be talked to their loved one about how they don’t want to hurt them. Inside struggles? Maybe. Danger to others? Rarely. Don’t treat it like a soap opera. It’s gritty, blurry mental pain. Ask people for their stories. If you want examples of psychosis, you can ask in the comments. Not going into it too much here.

-DID: You think psychosis edginess is bad? Remember one major thing here: DID is caused by intense childhood trauma. They’re already a victim. And it’s not 'finding a body in your house’. At the worst most of the time, it’s 'oh crap what did I say to my parents when I argued’ or 'who bought all these juice boxes’. Your character might be aware of the others, or not. And don’t write the whole system as one character! I don’t have personal experience with DID, so I’m probably not as accurate here.

Now, now. I’m not saying your character can’t be an edgelord and have a mental illness. I’m saying their mental illness can’t be their edgelord. It’s not a romantic, dramatic battle against themselves. It’s being ripped apart from the inside out.

Things to remember:
Your character doesn’t want to suffer
Wanting attention is really just wanting help
They don’t want to make a scene
Don’t expect them to confide in other people
Let them be real people, too! Their mental illness can’t be the only thing about them!

Thank you! If anyone has any suggestions, they can add them.

Here’s some writing tips for writing a novel:

1) Make a one sentence summary and instead of using character names say something like: A lonely boy meets a fearless girl who is in search of buried treasure.
If you have trouble with this look at New York Times Bestselling list of their summaries and see how they do it, study it and practice because short form is an art in itself.


2) In outlining I suggest buying a poster board and sticky notes, grab some tape and write the main plot points to your novel on the sticky notes.
Make sure the main plots are not in fact subplots.
Arrange them in order then tape it to your poster board.
And there you have it!, a timeline to your novel.


3) Draw out your characters to get a better feel for their looks and what personality you think suits them.


4) Use stream of consciousness writing for ideas.
Basically stream of consciousness is writing or typing without thinking and contemplating the subject matter, you just write whatever comes to mind and you let it flow…so you could see why this is able to generate many ideas.


5)  Carrot and the stick—if you have a word count goal for the day if you achieve it you get a reward that you chose for yourself. (listening to music, eating chocolate watching Netflix)
And if you don’t then you get the punishment that you chose.


6)  If you are stuck in your novel either wait some time like a couple days a week would be better and come back to it.
This allows for you to have a new perspective on some things you’ve written previously and where you can take your writing.
Or what I do is I re-read out loud my novel.


7) If you are having trouble with the starting your novel but you have an idea try what I do: I have a sentence come to me in my head and I ask myself questions and I keep writing.
Everything builds on each other and I make excuses to why my character is doing a certain thing like hiding from his own father etc.


8 ) Starting with dialogue is something that I personally avoid because I like to set the scene or set the mood first.
That is to say you can start with dialogue but it should be rather important what the person is saying to whomever.


9 ) It is all about the writer who transforms the idea, there are good and bad ideas out there.
An idea is really like a blank canvas and even though it already has a design on the canvas it is what you add to the canvas that changes its merit.


10 ) Write what you like to read, write what you know and write what you don’t know because as long as you do research and write accurately then there’s nothing wrong with traveling to uncharted territory.
Say you’ve never written historical fiction—there’s nothing wrong with giving it a try.
If we gave each other limits on what we shouldn’t write this literary world would be a boring place.

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crppledgaywitchmagic  asked:

Neil and Andrew adopt a child. Not a baby because that's not who needs to be adopted the most a child who needed a second chance.

I have thought a lot about the idea of Dan and Matt calling Neil in to help them reach a troubled kid on their kid’s high school exy team and Andrew seeing a lot of himself and Neil in the kid and even though he never wanted kids wanting to help this one.

So, I was super excited to see this ask and this is probably going to be long.

  • Matt is a retired exy player and coaches his and Dan’s daughter’s high school exy team
  • And sometimes consults the Fox’s current coach (aka his gorgeous wife) for help
  • But there’s one girl on the team that Matt cannot reach no matter how hard he tries
  • Madison is this scrawny little fourteen year-old playing on a high school team with and against teens much bigger and older
  • And her and Matt and Dan’s daughter are the only girls on the team
  • Madison hardly talks and she’s usually all reserved off the court
  • But, on it, she gets into fights with guys twice her size and seems to angle for a red card every game
  • She can also go from reserved to screaming and swearing very fast and she’s gotten into verbal and physical fights in school hallways
  • She’s failing every single class she’s in because she doesn’t put in any effort
  • Matt keeps trying to talk to her and see how to help her
  • He tries so hard to make sure that she knows she can come to him if she needs help with anything, whether it is exy related or not
  • But it’s kind of like when he told Neil that he would help him with anything and Neil still tried to handle everything himself and insisted he was fine, even when he clearly was not

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THR: You had a huge following last season. Do you think you have that same support?
Paul:  I was painted as the villain.
THR: Painted as the villain, or were you the villain? 
Paul: I wasn’t the villain. I just came back to play a game. I don’t know what you guys expected me to do. Did you want me to come back as the only vet and just hold hands with everybody? In order to beat them, I had to beat them. I came here to play a game. My fans would be more upset with me if I threw away my game than play the way I did. To all the alumni talking shit, I highly suggest you go on a season being the only vet. I’m pretty sure almost all of you who are talking shit have never made it to the final two. Check the stats, bro! (Laughs.) I don’t know why they don’t like me, but I don’t really care.

LMFAOOOO HES SO PRESSED THAT HE DOESNT HAVE ANY FANS ANYMORE AND ALL THE VETS HATE HIM

He deserved so much more

So I was an assistant stage manager on a show. A close friend of mine who I grew up with was the lead in this show. Her boyfriend is the manager and dame in the show. Two other mutual friends were backstage with me.

To put it quickly, the comic of the show sexually assaulted my friend, the lead, in her own bed.
We obviously do not stand for that.

The comic had lost a lot of weight in order to fly on the “jet pack” we had a a special effect in the show. He’s pretty sensitive about his weight.
Also during the show he must eat an apple.

Day after she told us what happened, I bought the apples required for the shows.
Apple one was thrown down the backstage stairs
Apple two was greased
Apple three was bruised to hell
And Apple four was a cooking Apple

Next, the costume girl took in his two costumes so they look a little too tight. We subtly point this out whenever we get a chance

Then, we tightened the belt on the jet pack so that it’s a little harder to do up each time

Finally, in order for the Jet pack to move there must be a safety pulled or it won’t move and you just get a wedgie and squashed genitals. The safety was never pulled correctly again….

He had the worst four shows of his life and he deserved so much more.
Any suggestions welcome!!

Story submitted by: arrogant-fallen-angel