that was the kicker for me

Today in “I Really Think You Could Have Phrased That Better”:

The subtitle makes it a little better but not really:

I’m not sure what my favorite part is: the implication that god is a criminal, or that the crime was, you know, *the creation of the universe*.

GUYS LANCES BAYARD

SO I WAS WATCHING THE NEW TRAILER, and naturally I wanted to know who was fighting that weblum lady because thats important. So I slowed it down and was like, “HEY, THATS LANCE!” and I was really excited but then I noticed something else.

See this screenshot? It’s the best I could do on my laptop, but wow. That is not the shape of Lance’s bayard. And yes, while I’m not completely certain because of the low quality and the shield in the way, I’m pretty sure! For one, we see the tip of the bayard pointing out of the shield. Lance’s normal gun isn’t that long. The mouth of the gun, where the shots come out, is also narrower than his normal gun. 

If you zoom in, you see a lot more black than white on it too, which isn’t the case with Lance’s orginal bayard form. The shapes of the guns also, really just don’t match. Here’s a pic, just to compare.

And the final kicker, what really sealed the deal for me, is that shadow you see underneath the gun. it has the shape of a a feature found in sniper rifles, I’m not exactly sure of what it’s called. 

TL;DR: So yeah, I’m 90% sure Lance will unlock his bayard. It goes pretty smoothly with how adaptable he is as a character, and I think it could go really well with discovering his Red Lion side this season. Also I’ve been dreaming about sniper Lance since season 1, sue me for being fucking hopeful.

yknow what. it’s in the am hours. ive had at least 2 alcoholic beverages tonighit. and i have decided that once im out of tech school im gonna get a degree in ye olde literature just so i can write a groundbreaking paper about how cu chulainn (the actual myth one not the anime one) is a fucking trans icon. my guy is incredibly trans. lets just take a good look at the facts here folks

-these stories were written down by monks with an obviously christian agenda they edited the story to adhere to, in some parts more obviously so than others. considering the roman catholic hatred of trans people at the time, it would not be unreasonable to assume that if cu chulainn was in fact trans in the originals that were being written down said monks would attempt to cover that up by making him cis.

-dude changed his name which is a very trans™ thing 2 do obviously

-the whole thing with the curse and how he was the only one ready to throw the fuck down while all the other men were in bed with the pains of birth like this is such a classic example of using gendered language in magic shenanigans to ur advantage

-often described as being small & beardless “this is supposed to show he’s young” but is it really??? it’s not uncommon for masculine women to be mistaken for young men and him being both notably small and unable to grow a beard is brought up several times in text. either way it’s not like being young and being trans are mutually exclusive. really makes you think.

-alright here’s the big kicker that really says Cu Chulainn Is Trans 2 me in big shiny letters: he had to prove himself as Really Being That Tough over & over again to a frankly ridiculous degree. multiple times (at least 2 in the tain bo cuailnge that i can remember rn) there’s some enemy fuck who knows god damn well the one in front of them is cu mother fucking chulainn who has been absolutely obliterating his enemies by the hundreds but the moment they see him & notice he’s beardless (again, this is usually interpreted as meaning he’s young but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case) they’re like “nah I’m not fighting that get me a real enemy” and cu has to put on a fake beard to convince them he really is A Big Tough Dude Who Can Kick Your Ass. another time in the tain cu used his sick sword skills to make a fool of someone who was mocking him and the fucking idiot didn’t stop even after cu literally shaved the guys head clear & cut off his clothes with a sword. there’s one story (called bricriu’s feast) of a competition where cu easily beat everyone by a wide margin in everything they compete in but none of the other contestants wanted to accept the result so they kept bringing in other judges trying to get someone other than cu to be declared winner. 

there’s this really weird refusal of people in the ulster cycle to accept that cu chulainn is as good at things as he is (specifically things considered masculine like fighting) and idk about all yall but that really fucking screams good old fashioned transphobia to me lads. like trans folks are still dealing with this shit in modern day with athletes not being allowed to compete with their own fucking gender bc it ~wouldnt be fair~ or other such nonsense. this fuck shit with ppl absolutely refusing to acknowledge cu as possibly being good at Man Things is incredibly Trans Relatable™.

-ALSO i just remembered this but there’s also at least one and i’m pretty sure more than one time where cu talks to people who are like “yea we’re trying to hunt down cu chulainn” and they don’t realise he is in fact that very same cu chulainn or are even remotely suspicious of him which would make a lot more sense if they mistook him for a woman

in conclusion: hes trans

The Issue of Being a Freelance Artist (When working with non-designers): A story by Sean Williams (and future reference for other artists)

Hey guys, looks like its story time… I’m going to vent to you guys about something that just happened to me today, and hopefully you guys can reblog it so that we as artists, can try to avoid this from happening in the future.

For the last month or so I’ve been working on a freelance project for a woman who plans on running a blog about going to College. Throughout this process, I’ve worked with her step by step, going through designs, drafts, re-drafts and etc. After turning in the final design yesterday and being in agreement that the design was good, and that payment should be finalized; she sent me an email stating this: 

“I ran the design by a couple of people affiliated with by blog, and I am going to have to ask you to redo it.  It’s just not what we were looking for.  I’m not a design person at all and I wanted it done, so I settled on it. But this has to be done right”

Settled. 

“Okay, fine” I thought. Sometimes things don’t work out, and designs need to be redone. I was fine with this, and I have absolutely no problem working with a client to make sure that they’re happy; but something about her wording stuck a chord…. She settled. And for reference: THIS is what she said yesterday- BEFORE the email today stating: “This has to be done right” 


FUN FACT: I had gone in a completely different direction before coming up with the design I sent yesterday, but after HOURS of working on it and checking in with her (with her telling me she loved the way it looked) –

–I was asked to redo it.


She told me to redo it. A DAY BEFORE IT WAS DUE.  Which I did (The design I turned in yesterday). But I digress..

I continued reading through the email: 

“If you are not able or willing to take this on, then we can just cut our ties here.  If you would like to finish the project in a time sensitive manner and be paid the other 50$ and be featured, then please get me a new design by today.” 

At this point, I’d been working with her for a little over a month, (I’m a full-time student, and I work the maximum number of hours that I’m allowed to work on campus, on top of that I’m the president of an animation organization on campus, so suffice to say, I’m busy) and she had a deadline for the project, so there was a part of me that could understand her urgency. We had decided on $100. Half up front and half after I had finished. But now something else had stuck with me: “Please get me a new design by today”

What? Are you kidding me? a NEW design? We had been working together for over a month, and I had worked based on what she wanted, and now she wanted a COMPLETELY new design by the end of the day. A day, I might add that I don’t have free because I have work and then other school-related obligations that I need to fulfill… That would mean sketches to generate more ideas, having to confer with her on the design, THEN actually implementing the design, and having to clean it all up, with 1.) No direction (because the way I designed it previously was obviously all wrong), and 2.) By the end of the day.


This had to be done right, and after all of that working and reworking, I was STILL looking to try to be as helpful and professional as possible. So of course,  I was considering starting from scratch and coming up with a THIRD finalized design, until I read the rest of the email… HERE’S THE KICKER: I can’t even make this shit up. 

“A few things to keep in mind. 1.  I am a professional.  I’m an adult, this is my business.  I want it clean, simple and streamlined”.

In my head I thought: “You’re joking. You’re going to tell me these things like I’m a child? First of all, I may be a student, but I’m a working adult, I take care of my schoolwork, I pay rent, I pay a car note, I’m ENGAGED, AND take care of a pet Ferret. Beyond that, not only have I worked on this project with you step, by step, but I’ve done COUNTLESS drafts and ON TOP OF THAT, you’ve told me multiple times that the design is perfect for what you’re looking for”

The email continued: 


“https://designschool.canva.com/blog/graphic-design-tips-non-designers/”

Are you fucking kidding me. This woman thought it was okay to send me: A designer; this “HELPFUL” link. About tips. FOR NON DESIGNERS. WHEN SHE HERSELF IS NOT A DESIGNER. After this I was LIVID. But I kept my composure and kept reading:

“Ask me questions, read the blog, treat me as if I’m a real client. Let me know your thoughts on this.” 

I almost couldn’t contain myself. For a month I’ve done sketches, layouts, and etc… I’d worked with you step by step, following her instructions for the design, FOR EACH ITERATION OF THE DESIGN and I had tailored each of my changes exactly to her specifications. Beyond that I’d read and re-read over the blog multiple times in an effort to come up with a design that would best display her intentions. I was so upset after reading her email that I literally just closed my phone and walked around for a few minutes to clear my head. 


After much consideration, I decided to do what she herself had suggested and cut our ties. And I did it in what I feel was the most respectful way that I could while still maintaining my dignity. I sent her a message stating that I’m sorry that things didn’t work out, but that I could tell that she clearly didn’t respect me as an artist, and that I thought it best if we didn’t continue working together. I wished her good luck in finding a designer that could suit her needs, and I went about my day. 

Although this situation didn’t end the way that I had expected it to when we began working together, I’ve learned some things, and I wanted to share my story with you all as a way to help raise awareness for things like this:

-VALUE YOUR ART. 
-VALUE YOUR TIME. 
-VALUE THE CLIENT BUT DO NOT LET THEM STEP ALL OVER YOU

There are non designers who will commission you and be happy that you created something for them, and there are those that will NEVER be satisfied with what you give them. See the warning signs and DO NOT work with people who are going to be difficult for the sake of being difficult.

 I’ve worked with more than a few people who don’t appreciate the amount of passion and hard work that goes into art, and it draining, frustrating and its just not worth it. 

Another thing that I learned is please please please DO NOT SELL YOURSELF SHORT. 

The project that I was working on wasn’t worth $100. And after the second draft it was even worth doing for $200. I understand being a student and needing money, but I’d rather work for free on something that I love than work for pennies on something that I hate. 

Don’t take a project just because it pays. AND PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO UNDERCUT YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU’RE A STUDENT OR BECAUSE YOU DON’T FEEL THAT YOU’RE A “PROFESSIONAL” YET. 

I have friends in the animation industry who STILL don’t feel like they’re necessarily “Professionals”

KNOW YOUR WORTH.  And never ever EVER Let anyone tell you what you’re worth. Especially if they don’t know or respect just how much work and time goes into making the beautiful things that you all make.

I think that’s about it. Thanks for putting up with yet another long rant about me trying to navigate my life as an artist!

Originally posted by thatretaillife


(also… completely unrelated: If you’re an artist reading this, let me know! I’d love to follow you and I hope you do the same!)

-Sean 

Fandom’s reaction to the Samulet during 11x20...

Fandom: 

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Then…..

Fandom:

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And then…. The kicker! 

Fandom:

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In a word: eojfojntgoihnewfkjngpihmtpnfjngongrg

Gif sources: @sasquatchandleatherjacket and @holy-bull-honky-supernatural

story time.

i went to a weird tech high school where you were pretty much allowed to do almost anything, and you were given an expensive macbook laptop to do ur homework and other shit on. its like normal high school except u could get up and go to the bathroom whenever and not get into trouble (kids asked anyway who am i kidding we feared getting yelled at jus for needing to take a whizz)

and one day, first year, two months in, the school had a big gathering because they were having a problem. yknow, with the expensive macbook laptops.

they were getting cease and desist warnings from dreamworks because somebody was downloading 25 illegal digital copies of the bee movie, every day, for two weeks straight. they were being threatened with lawsuits, so the principal and vice principal basically rounded up all these meme-infused teenagers, and told them, “stop downloading the bee movie. we could get shut down because of you. please stop.”

and it went on for another week because, whoever this kid was, hated this school so much. so much so that they tried to have it shut down in the most fucking ridiculous way possible. by downloading the bee movie, staring jerry seinfield, as many times as possible. illegally.

i remember one early morning, after i got my breakfast burrito, some friends ushered me over to one of the lunch tables and pointed to another friend’s computer. a pirating site was open, and the kid who was responsible was actually a friend of mine. they looked at me, the biggest shit-eating grin on their face, and pointed to, you guessed it, 25 illegal digital copies of jerry seinfelds the bee movie downloading all at once on internet explorer.

the real kicker was that, since the laptops were technically purchased and owned by the school, they werent tied to any of the kids legally. just the school as a whole. so no names or faces were mentioned at all in the illegal downloadings of almost 100+ copies of the bee movie, staring jerry seinfeld.

so the kid was never caught.

What if Elain and Azriel are mates?

I know it sounds crazy, but bare with me.

In the Throne of Glass series, Rowan was convinced from the moment he first laid eyes on Lyria that she was his mate. He believed that for centuries and every day since, even after falling in love with Aelin.

However, in the end, it was all a trick orchestrated by Maeve to turn him into her servant. What if that’s what went on with Lucien, Elain and The King of Hybern.

What if the King of Hybern (who we all know is NOT an idiot) saw how faltering Lucien’s loyalty to Tamlin was becoming and how dangerous that could be to him during the war, but couldn’t risk killing Lucien and ruining the alliance with Tamlin and The Spring Court. So, as a way to ensure Lucien’s loyalty, he tricked him into believing that Elain was his mate, because he never expected her to get away with the rest of The Court of Dreams at the end of ACOMAF. He expected to have Elain locked away at his side (as she temporarily is in ACOWAR) with Lucien right there, ready to do anything for The King as long as he didn’t harm her.

The King of Hybern had The Cauldron. He broke an unbreakable bond, turned humans into high fae, destroyed the entire wall in the blink of an eye and he almost cleaved the world apart with it. Creating an elaborate illusion is certainly not beyond him.

It would also explain why Lucien, despite always being concerned with Elian’s safety, wasn’t hesitant about leaving her at The Night Court when he left for The Continent. In fact, when he returned, he didn’t even ask about her or try and find her in the middle of a deadly battle where she could be in serious harm. In fact, Elain shows little to no interest in him at all. She is simply indifferent to him.

If Lucien was not Elain’s mate but Azriel was, it would also explain why Azriel was so quick to take a liking to her. He was supposedly in love with Mor for five hundred years, but if both Elain and Mor were in the same room, his attention would always be directed towards Elain. Even Mor noticed it and pointed it out herself.

Elain trusted Azriel enough to not fear him, even though she knew exactly what and who he was, and exactly how dangerous he could be. She was never scared of him. Oh, and here’s the real kicker, Azriel gave her Turthteller. Remember, that weapon that he has never so much as let anyone touch, not even his high lord, not even his brothers or the woman he supposedly loves? He handed it over to her despite barely knowing her.

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I find Azriel and Elain as a couple makes more sense to me then Elain and Lucien together, and perhaps I think Azriel and Elain have much better chemistry. However, there were way too many hints and clues pointing towards Elriel, and we all know SJMaas does not just do that for no reason. They could be each other’s temporary romantic interest, but they’ve both had they’re hearts broken by the person they believed they were meant to be with.

So maybe this isn’t a crazy theory, and maybe they are mates. We’ll just have to wait and see.

An Overrated Cliché

Summary: That Spider-Man kiss video was definitely cliché and cheesy, which is exactly the reason that Spidey and Y/N have to do it.

Word Count: 2235

Warnings: Heights and Swearing.

A/N: casually drops this after almost a year without writing like okay!! okay!! please enjoy this (it has good format!!) :0 and thank you to @buckys-fossil for actually tolerating me and proofreading this, i love you!!! also this is a gender neutral fic!!!! if you followed me when i was strictly an aesthetic blog well then, hello i write fics too

Originally posted by kimtaeyoen

Summer weather was the worst.

Summer holiday wasn’t that much better, what with having cabin fever and all. It had been a week since you had left the comfort of your apartment and three hours since you flopped onto the couch and lay there. All of your friends had been busy, Michelle doing her protesting, Liz with college preparation. It left you with nothing much to do other than lounge around your home.

The fan placed on the coffee table was set on revolve and hit your body with cool breezes. Laying on your side and absentmindedly watching season three of Phineas and Ferb, you felt jealous that those children were creative enough to make the most of your summer. It was a big contrast to you, as you hadn’t done anything the entire few weeks of summer there had been.

A thought suddenly came to mind and you decided to act on it. Shutting off the TV and fan, you put on actual clothes and took care of your hygiene before fixing your hair and pulling on your sneakers. Making sure to had some money and the house key, you texted your mom.

to: mom
hey i’m leaving the apartment for the first time in days are you proud of me

It didn’t take her long to reply.

from: mom
Fine with me, I was about to kick you out and make you do something.

You laughed at her text before tucking your phone away and leaving the apartment and locking the door.

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This!!! This is the chance I’ve been looking for!!!

“So, even with everybody thinking you’re a bad ghost, you’re still gonna try to be the hero?”

“Well, somebody’s gotta. If not me, who’s gonna protect this town? Besides, it’s not like I can ignore a scream for help.”

I am so gonna talk about this boy I’ve been waiting for a good chance to talk about what a good, pure child he is and I am taking it now. Bless his heart I love him so much.

Let’s talk about Daniel James Fenton and why he deserves love and protection forever and always.

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Shameless Ignis Appreciation Post

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately and I believe I’m finally beginning to understand why I can’t help but adore Ignis Scientia so much. When we are first introduced to him, he reads as such a serious, borderline stoic character, then as the journey goes on, we see all the parts of his personality unfold, like a beautiful rose in a steamy hot leopard print shirt that makes me slightly question my sexuality. I especially love seeing all the different sides of Iggy through Prompto’s photos. EXAMPLES:

1. “I’m happiest when I have my Ebony” Iggy.

2. Ridiculously photogenic strategist Iggy.

3. Still hasn’t taken a bath Iggy.

4.“Just face it, Gladio, you don’t know where we’re going either” Iggy.

5. Ass Kicker of the Year™ Iggy.

6.Jumping dork Iggy.

7.“My glasses dropped and so will your panties” Iggy.

8. Majestically rides his Chocobo into battle Iggy.

9. Looks great in any landscape Iggy.

10. Preciously cute and also kinda shy Iggy.

11. OBVIOUSLY thinking “Gladio’s ass looks great in this light” Iggy.

12. Caught staring at Gladio AGAIN Iggy.

13. “I think I’m posed cool but actually am still a dork” Iggy.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST…


14. Derp Iggy.

And there you go! Only a few of the reasons why I can’t get enough of Ignis *_*

Late night rant...

It’s always a bummer when you see a person, whom was on your wait list, pop up on your news feed showing they got a puppy from another breeder. This person said they were going to wait for my next breeding because they really wanted one of my dogs. At no point did they informed me they were looking else where, even after all the time I spent on conversations with this person. For ANYONE looking for a borzoi and you are on a wait list…inform the breeder who’s wait list you are on that you are looking elsewhere, at this time. It’s common courtesy. Also breeders, you should be asking buyers if they are on a wait list for someone else’s litter. I know we all want to place puppies but we have to teach people it’s not okay to be a tire kicker or someone that decides to make an impulse purchase because you have a dog available. We need to teach them to make informed decisions. Is my puppy really what they want if they are on a waiting list for a very different style and temperament from what I breed? Not all borzoi are created equal…

Okay off my soapbox….

masterlist !!

it’s very long a due, i know i know, but here’s my masterlist!! all of my imagines whoop!! and it WILL be updated quite alot!! if there’s one star next to it, that means it’s a fan favorite, and if it has two stars, that means it’s one of my personal favorites! WARNING: older imagines kinda suck!!

if you wanna request an imagine (if requests are open, that is) my ask box can be found right here

also, i have a Broadway imagine series, and if you wanna read those, the masterlist for that series can be found riiiiiight here

SHAWN IMAGINES [[newer]]

Camera Flashes

Leo The Lion

Last Kiss **

Harry Freaking Potter {christmas special}

1,834 Miles Away *

You’re A Star **

I’ll Be Home For Christmas {christmas special !!}

Just Beautiful *

A Little Chilly

Someone’s Little Sister *

My Little Girl

Little Kids **

Six Flags

Lace Up Your Skates

Ruining My Happy Place *

Meet The Parents

Sneaking Around 

Camping With The Family

I Know What You Did Last Summer [this one literally sucks]

Is It That Important To Be Liked? 

Proving a Point

Love and Kindness 

Crazy Monsoon Rain **

Slow Down 

Intuition

New Things ** [please read this it has like 2 notes]

Posters

Adrenaline Rush

All The Things I Love About You

Not Really Just Friends

Just Want You Home [coming soon]

Duet? [coming soon]

SHAWN IMAGINES [[older]]

Jessie’s Girl **

Just Because

Stars Aligned *

Cinderella **

Touring

Muffins

Baking With My Muffin

I Promise

Hold My Hand *

The Talk *

More Than Life **

Kiss On The Cheek

Embarrassment *

Don’t Listen To Them 

Choice Couple *

Aren’t You Excited?

Second Choice 

The Kicker **

On The Ice *

We Deserve Each Other **

Five Foot One Inch

I Do

Camila Who?

BLURBS

First One

Screaming, Crying

Clueless **

I’m The Ticklish One *

My Spot

Just A Prank

A Little Bit Of Saving

Catcalls

SONG IMAGINES & BLURBS

Love Yourself-Justin Bieber [Shawn Mendes] **

Mine-Taylor Swift [Shawn Mendes]

Running Low-Shawn Mendes [Shawn Mendes] 

Act Like You Love Me-Shawn Mendes [Shawn Mendes]

You Are In Love-Taylor Swift [Shawn Mendes] **

Merry Christmas, Darling-The Carpenters [Shawn Mendes] {christmas special!!}

Wrecking Ball-Miley Cyrus

There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back-Shawn Mendes [Shawn Mendes]

MULTI-PART IMAGINES

Perfect Plan Part One   Part Two   Part Three

Opening Act Part One   Part Two

Blind Dating Part One   Part Two

BULLET POINTS

You and Shawn as College Best Friends **

Shawn During Your Pregnancy

Shawn Dating A Girl/You With Hearing-Aids

Shawn Dating a Bisexual Girl

AU’S [[instagram, twitter, gifset, or text]]

Your Instagram If You Were A Broadway Star Dating Shawn ** [instagram]

You And Shawn Break Up And He Tries To Get You Back [text]

You Are A Youtube Star Who Is Rumored To Be Dating Shawn And You Are + BLURB ** [gifset]

Going To The Beach With Shawn [instagram]

You Are A Movie Star and You And Shawn Break Up [gifset]

You are an Artist Dating Shawn [instagram] 

Your Relationship With Shawn Based Off Your Favorite Song Off Of Illuminate

Lil Conversations Text Au Series Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four 

You Are Famous and You and Shawn Tweet Back and Forth [gifset + tweets] 

You and Shawn Go To Disney [instagram] [coming soon]

Your Relationship With Shawn Based Off Your Favorite Song Off Of Handwritten [coming soon]

things i’m here for in wolf 359 season 4:

  • kepler trying to scaremonger and scapegoat around lovelace being an alien but nobody pays attention to him
  • kepler: “she is a WEAPON and she is DANGEROUS” 
    eiffel: “i mean, right now, she’s making dinner, but sure”
  • it becomes this running joke of ‘every time lovelace does something, everyone has to call up kepler to make sure it isn’t part of her grand evil plot to destroy the entire station’
  • minkowski, over comms: “colonel kepler? captain lovelace is retiring to her quarters for the night. are we in any imminent danger from this?”
  • hera: “um, colonel? i just received a direct order from captain lovelace to forward the data readouts from the star to lieutenant minkowski while she navigates us through this solar flare. is this anything to do with aliens trying to kill us all?”
  • at one point, the comms crackle and kepler hears eiffel quietly saying, “okay, colonel, captain lovelace just took a very suspicious break from the day’s repairs, and i’m tailing her now to—” and then he hears a distant “eiffel? are you… following me to the toilet?” and eiffel has to explain it’s for the meme, captain, he’s not actually following you, captain
  • anyway lovelace thinks it’s the funniest thing ever and joins in and starts being like “colonel? just letting you know that i’m suiting up for a spacewalk to repair damage to the station’s external plates. please let me know if you have any objection to this, in case it has anything to do with that evil plan i have to sacrifice our entire crew to aliens”
  • kepler is Tired™ and nobody pays attention to him ever again
  • (the real kicker is when lovelace opens up the comms line to say, “kepler, i’m about to ask minkowski to give me a hand, is that a problem for you?” and kepler’s just pissed that she managed to make a hand joke AND an alien joke all in one. jacobi is thrilled)

thekeatoncadet  asked:

please I beg you how did you start a werewolf scare

So, when I lived in Ashland, I suffered from pretty extreme insomnia, and would go for long walks in the middle of the night to make myself tired. I’d be doing 5 - 7 miles of walking a night, sometimes in the forests, and sometimes closer to town. But I always worried about who else I might run into at such odd hours, so I figured that my best defense was being the scariest damned thing out there. Like any self-respecting taxidermist, I did so in a way that was uniquely appropriate, and donned a black wolf pelt headdress each time I left my dorm to wander alone after midnight. 

I did this for several months, during which time, I ran into a few folks here and there, most of whom stared wordlessly until we each went our separate ways.

But I recall once, during a heavy snowfall (around the same time the above photo was actually taken) when I darted out of the woods and into the street right in front of a car that had just turned down a side road, its headlights sweeping over me as I emerged from the trees. I didn’t bother to wave or anything - I just darted across the road and back into more trees on the other side.


A few weeks later, I was at the 7/11 across the street from campus, wearing the same wolf pelt headdress, when the young guy at the register said, “Oh! So YOU’RE the werewolf everyone’s been talking about!”

I hadn’t heard talk about it (and up to this point, only a dozen or so people had ever actually seen me wearing it; I was pretty good at being inconspicuous during my wanderings, despite my unusual attire). So the guy told me that “a bunch” of people around town had been talking about seeing a werewolf near or in Lithia Park….which is exactly where I’d been spotted by that car during the snowfall.  

A short time later, I ended up selling the black wolf pelt headdress, and took to wearing a black coyote headdress instead; but every so often, I would strike up a conversation in town during casual hours, and start telling someone (or someones) about my art…Which brought up exclamations of “Oh! I have a friend/parent/teacher who said they saw a werewolf person once! That must have been you!” 

The kicker to this story is that a few months later, in the spring, I went back into the 7/11 and talked to the same young guy that I had before, and he very eagerly brought me the news that I wasn’t the only person wandering around town with a wolf pelt on anymore. I never did figure out who the second person was, but believe me when I say that I put an honest effort into finding them, and will forever regret that I never did.

I hope he’s still wandering around Ashland late at night with his own wolf pelt on, keeping the locals on their toes.  

anonymous asked:

omg what episodes of iasip have had heavy flirting between the two??? I haven't watched in so long

hoo boy this ended up being a little longer than expected! disclaimer: i wrote this all from memory, and by no means is it an exhaustive list!

Ass Kickers United: Mac and Charlie Join A Cult; dennis tells mac “you’ve been looking so great lately, so sexy”

Franks Back in Business; dennis directs “don’t you want to get off with me? i want you to get off with me” to mac

The Gang Solves the Mortgage Crisis; dennis asks mac “can you do that for me, baby boy?” (side note: dennis also calls mac “baby boy” in The Gang Hits the Road) + this episode blessed us with Hugh Honey and Vic Vinegar

Mac and Dennis Break Up (deleted scene); dennis tells mac that he has “beautiful lips”

The Gang Dines Out; dennis serenades mac with a rendition of wind beneath my wings + dennis gives a speech about mac and how “the world is a safer place when he’s around”

Dennis Gets Divorced; “you’re my boytoy!” “i’m your boytoy!”

Flowers for Charlie; dennis tells mac that “it’s all about seduction” and turns on you’re the inspiration by chicago, and then they both begin swaying towards each other with mac about to lean in before they’re interrupted by dee

The Gang Gets Held Hostage; mac says “i love you” to dennis

The Gang Recycles Their Trash; mac tries to kiss dennis

bonus: some other iconic macdennis moments

Macs Banging the Waitress; “dennis has great thighs” + mac booping dennis’ nose to wake him up

The Gang Dances Their Asses Off; mac mimes the act of fellatio on dennis

The Gang Gets Quarantined; dennis proves that he can go from “flaccid to erect at a moments notice” by looking mac up and down + the fact that mac has seen him do that before

Mac and Dennis Break Up; all of it

The Nightman Cometh Live; the entirety of the “it’s just two men sharing the night..” scene

Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens; the shot gun scene

Mac and Dennis: Manhunters; dennis gets mac to feel his nipples (lmao)

Mac and Dennis Move To The Suburbs; dennis buys mac a dog and mac decides to name it dennis jr and “raise him like he was our own son” + mac tells dennis “everything i do, i do for you”

Hero or Hate Crime; dennis softly tells mac “just come on out of the closet, you’ll feel better” + dennis persuades the rest of the gang to leave mac to just be happy on the day he came out

amendment: i cannot believe that i managed to forget paddy’s thong and “i’m wearing them because i want to turn you on” from Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens! thank you to @macelhenneys for your tags that reminded me 

Let's get real for a second

Being a single mom is hard. Like really hard.

Everything is on me, from things as small as cooking dinner to things as big as potty training. Every single day, every single minute I hear the constant whines, cries, laughter, and “mommy’s” I don’t know what silence is. I don’t know what it means to sit down and watch a 30 minute TV episode.

My house often goes unclean. Sometimes we eat Easy Mac for dinner. I usually go 3 days between showers.

New clothes, the cost of daycare, anything from Tylenol to toys to diapers is all paid for by me.

And the kicker? Society looks at single moms like WE’RE the ones that failed, that we couldn’t keep our legs closed, or we did something to make our man run away. But what society doesn’t see is the millions of articles I read to be a better mom, the time I’m taking off work so I can be at my son’s school party, or that I’m stretching myself thin to give my son everything he wants.

Single moms are by far the strongest beings on this entire planet and I think we deserve a little more recognition than we receive.

anyway nu'est have been consistently sabotaged by pledis throughout their entire career. they took a group with a massively successful debut that had a strong anti-bullying message (which BTW is STILL more successful than both exo’s mama and b.a.p’s warrior, their contemporaries) and they let them rot. for 3+ years pledis used them as guinea pigs for their promotional ideas that all ended in failure. they gave them inconsistent and throwaway korean comebacks, let them promote endlessly in Japan which while successful, distanced them from where their fanbase began, they debuted nu'est-m for the chinese market with another member who was never heard from again while the subunit dissolved with absolutely nothing concrete to show for it. THEN, in year 5, they actually invest the time into nu'est, giving them solid comebacks that fit with their overall and unique sound and succeeded in bringing back their fanbase, getting them to 2nd place on a music show which only foreshadowed their long-awaited commercial success should they continue and then THIS MESS happens. this produce 101 mess. 5 years and they take this seasoned group and put them on a survival show to debut alongside trainees for a temporary group I’m so???????? what outcome do they expect from this? the writing is on the wall that all the members who compete are going to be criticized, if not mocked, for being reduced to trainees nearly 6 years after debut. that or being called cheaters for already having a fanbase upon entering. they’re halting nu'est’s promotions, which were finally going right and for what? to separate the group? to make them compete directly against each other? really where does nu'est go from here if some of their members debut in a temporary group? or the alternative, they don’t make the group at all and the separation was for nothing but to hurt the group’s image to suggest that a makeshift group with a 1-year expiration date is more appealing career wise. I literally can’t even dream up a way that this makes sense. part of me wishes nu'est just would have left pledis and whether stayed together or not, given these talented guys a fighting chance for their careers. the kicker? pledis KNOWS how to promote groups, i.e., SVT. They gave them opportunities for years before debut to gain a fanbase, they’re regularly promoted, they participate in variety and reality shows that benefit their careers and gain fans. granted, svt are a self-produced group and really most of the work falls on them, but JEEZ promotionally, we’re comparing successful, thoughtful promotions with a LITERAL mess within the same company. I can’t help but think pledis purposely ran nu'est into the ground to focus on their 13 member supergroup. I mean we can see where their focus is, also letting their girl group after school fade to nothing after the substantial impact they left on the entire music scene AND letting orange caramel go when they too were on the brink of a breakthrough and that’s a tangent but at the crux of it SVT really deserve everything, they’re hardworking and great people and you just want to see them reach the very top but nu'est deserved just the same and anyway I’m bitter. 

TLDR: nu'est are actually contestants in pledis’ game called “just how far can we run a successful and talented group straight into the ground?”

MASTERLIST


DARYL  DIXON X READER:

- PLEASE DON’T GO

Prompt: 13. “Please don’t go, don’t leave me alone”

Plot: Daryl wants revenge, even if that means to leave his loved one

- FIGHTING FOR YOU

Prompt: 11.  “Haven’t you done enough?”

Plot: Reader is upset after Olivia’s death and so talks back to Negan.

- BY YOUR SIDE 

Prompt: 21. Trying to calm other when they have a bad dream

Plot: Reader has nightmares about her first meeting with the Governor.

- I LOVE YOU (ONE SHOT)

prompt: 3. Not because I hate you but because I love you

Plot: Daryl is upset because he can’t find Sophia and for this reason he distance himself from everybody, even from (Y/n).

  - TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG

prompt: 9. seriously? you want him over me?

10. Don’t touch me

28. It just happened

Plot: (Y/n) and Daryl reunite at the Hilltop. Weeks later, she has a surprise for him

- ONE IN A MILLION

Fiction based on Twice’s One in a million

-TWO BECOME THREE

Just a fluffy fic about Daryl,Reader and their baby ♥

-MIRROR

Daryl help the Reader to love herself more

NORMAN REEDUS x READER:

- ADORABLE MISTAKE

Reader mistakes her boyfriend with a stranger

DARYL x READER || DWIGHT X READER SERIES:

Reader has to keep an eye on Dwight…somethig will happen between them.

-YOU’RE GONNA BE OKAY PART 1

-YOU’RE GONNA BE OKAY PART 2

VINCENT BAUER X READER:

Fanfiction about Norman Reedus’ character in Air (2015).

FEELING YOU (SMUT) PART 1

FEELING YOU (SMUT) PART 2

FEELING YOU - ENDING 1 (PART 3)

FEELING YOU - ALTERNATE ENDING 

 NEGAN X READER:

- MY ONE AND ONLY (SMUT)

(Y/n) and Negan wants each other, however the fact that he has six wives keep (Y/n) from give herself to her beloved leader

30 DAYS SERIES

- DAY 1: KEEP YOU SAFE

-DAY 2: MAKING MEMORIES

- DAY 3: GREEN EYED MONSTER

-DAY 4: THE BRIGHT SIDE

-DAY 5: YOU’RE NOT ALONE (SMUT)

-DAY 6: TAKING CARE OF YOU (SMUT)

-DAY 7: RETURN THE FAVOR (SMUT)

-DAY 8: LOSS

-DAY 9: I NEED YOU

-DAY 10: ALL OF YOU

-DAY 11: SPAGHETTI NIGHT

-DAY 12: LIL’ ASS KICKER

- DAY 13: I PROMISE (SMUT)

- DAY 14: FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED (SMUT)

REQUESTED:

- I’M NOT THAT BAD 

Prompt: 1. “Make me”

7. “I can be nice too, if I want to” (Daryl x Jesus) [Friendship]

- SAFE AND SOUND (Adoptive father Daryl x baby OC)

-DO IT FOR HER (Daryl x Reader)

- HOT AND BOTHERED (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

- IT’S ALWAYS YOU (DARYL X READER)

- HAPPINESS (Daryl x Reader //Uncle Rick x niece  reader)

- I WAS ALL OVER HER  (Daryl x Reader)

- HANGING OUT (Daryl x Reader - brother - sister relationship)

-STRESSED OUT (Daryl x Reader)

- I HAVE HELLA FEELINGS FOR YOU (Daryl x Reader)

- SHUT UP AND DRIVE (Daryl x Reader)

-YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL (Daryl x plus size Reader) 

- DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

-LOSING YOU (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

-STARGAZER (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

-ROAD TRIP (Norman Reedus x Reader) [SMUT]

- HEART SKIP A BEAT (Platonic Rick x Daryl) 

-YOU’RE PERFECT TO ME (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

-PERFECT (Pre-Apocalypse AU - teen Daryl x teen Reader)

- YOU’RE ALL I NEED (Norman Reedus x Reader)[SMUT]

-TAKE YOUR TIME (Daryl Dixonx Reader) [SMUT]

-CIAO, ADIOS (Daryl x Reader || Future Dwight x Reader)

-UNTIL DEATH DO US APART (Daryl x Reader)

- PERFECT (Daryl x Reader) [SMUT]

CHALLENGES:

- UNTIL NEXT TIME (Jack Frost x Reader)

-SECRET (Daryl Dixon x Reader)