that's my story and i am sticking to it

anonymous asked:

Hello! I absolutely love reading while listening to music and as I am very fond of your works I couldn't help but ask: do you have specific songs that you listen to while writing? Or songs that you think fit your stories? And it's totally cool if you haven't any, I just thought I could ask so I would know for sure. Have a good day! :) (and as always, thanks for sharing your works!)

While I’m writing, I generally stick to instrumental music–it helps me focus over something with lyrics. (Songs in foreign languages work, too, since I’m not trying to follow the words.) Mostly that means video game and movie scores. I have a whole Pandora station dedicated to scores, and another one that’s mostly piano music.

I also own a handful of soundtracks.The World Ends With You and How to Train Your Dragon are both great for Voltron fic (and action/adventure in general) so they get a lot of use. Other good ones: LOTR, Firefly, Moana, and Legend of Zelda.

As for songs that fit my stories… I have a general inspiration station that’s songs that fit any and all characters I write about (fanfic or original fiction), so that’s kind of constantly on shuffle. I haven’t made any full playlists in a long time, but here’s some that I think fit Voltron: Duality pretty well:

The Fall” (Imagine Dragons)

Maybe I’m destined to be distraught
Always a reason
Breaking me down to my knees in the dead of night
I keep on praying to see the light
[…]
When everything
Comes crashing down
You’re all I know
You’re all I know 

This one really captures the tone of Duality, I think–the lyrics are dark, almost fatalistic, but the underlying music is actually pretty hopeful, especially as you get closer to the end. I also like the way it underscores the central theme of Duality: the paladins are going through a lot of shit and the only way they’re going to make it anywhere in this war is if they take care of each other.

Ghost” (American Authors)

‘Cause it’s a new day, we’re gonna go far
Knuckle down, trim, and shake off the dead weight
You know what they say
You can’t hide from your ghosts

'Cause it’s a new day, I wanna go far
Break it down, jump the gun, find a new way
You know what they say
I’m stuck here living with all these ghosts, a lonely ghost

Speaking of major themes… Duality is heavily focused on the characters’ scars and regrets and doubts–and ultimately about overcoming the things that can be overcome and finding peace with the rest. I think this song sums that up nicely.

Sooner or Later” (Mat Kearney)

We’re all waiting on a dream that’s hard to own, sooner or later
Trying to feel the high without the low, you know
But you can feel fire in the night lying here
Baby it’s like we’re walking on a wire through the fear
Take my hand, we’ll get there

Again–heartache and hope and mutually supportive relationships. I particularly like how this song is a little more entrenched in the melancholy. It’s still hopeful, but it’s coming from a point in the middle of the pain, where people come together to weather the storm.

Midnight Sun” (Phillip Phillips)

Oh my friend
Look how time has changed
The cracks in our skin
Oh my friend
Let go of the fear that’s inside your head
So stay strong live on
And chase the midnight sun

When the ceiling falls and there’s no one watching
We can build again to more than what we
Once could dream
We’re bigger than we seem 

What I like about this song is the sense of scale–it’s a big story with big arcs. The characters are growing and changing and discovering who they are and who they can be.

Life in Color” (OneRepublic)

You’ve seen my worst
Yet you see some hope in me
[…]
No wonder I feel
Like I’m missing a heavy load
But no matter what daylight brings to us
We all know

This is life in color
Today feels like no other
And the darkest grays
The sun bursts, clouds break
Well this is life in motion
And just when I could run this race no more
The sun bursts, clouds break
This is life in color

Have you seen the running theme yet? lol No, but this song captures the hope that’s a constant throughout all of the dark moments in the series. There’s pain, and there’s darkness, but every time the team pulls together and the storm passes and they find themselves standing a little taller than they did before.

Okay, and a bonus for Love and Other Questions, because this one fits pretty damn well:

Home” (American Authors)

I’ve got these letters tattooed on my arm
That remind me each second of where I come from
And the long hard road to guide me back home
[…]
I’ve been gone for so long
But my heart it carries on
I won’t give up 

This pretty well sums up my soulmate AU, and I love that it works so well for the whole cast: Shiro and Matt and Sam physically trying to get home, Pidge searching for her family, Lance and Keith desperately searching for that one place in the universe where they really belong, Hunk trying so hard to be an anchor for the rest of the team… Just, yes. I love the song, and I love it in the context of this fic.

anonymous asked:

Have you ever seen the film or read the book Lolita?

I think I understand what you are asking me… and it leads to my bedtime stories.

I have contemplated doing more adult content because I know that my stories effect everyone in different ways from panic coping to sexual gratification, but for me the reason I do them outweighs my desire to satisfy a kink in someone.

 So for now I am going to stick to traditional and/or non sexual bedtime stories. But thats not to say that chapter books, poetry and other non ddlg related materials could be done.

anonymous asked:

snip snip you pound and thrust away feeling nothing. you don't get pleasure from the rubbing. you work really hard and get a few seconds of relief at the end. you feel the constant arousal of your glans on clothes. your most intimate private part on display. but boys deserve it. show us your snipped numbed stick. and finish your story! tell us how little you feel during sex while I grind my own cut head with lube like a good clean cut american boy.

I wonder what is such a turn on hearing about my forced circumcision? For me its still a complicated memory- the fear, confusion, resistance, and eventual forced acceptance. I guess thats the idea, once its been done, there is nothing more you can do to resist. Anyway I am posting the next chapter tomorrow. Look out for it!

Me: I’m going to eat healthy because I need to be in the best condition for World competition.

Family: *buys candy glazed pecans, bakes cookies, buys fudge sticks and chocolate covered almonds, makes more cookies*

Me:

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Family: *offers them all to me*

Me:

Family: *eats deserts all day*

Me:

Family: *finally realizes I’m not eating junk food* Don’t come into the kitchen because you wont be able to resist our fresh batch of cookies.

Me: *walks into kitchen. stands next to cookies* I resisted pizza, homemade fudge (layered with cookie dough, brownie, caramel), Doritos, (my fav chip), popcorn, cookie cake, sugar cookies, and M&M cookies at my chemistry class’s party. SO DON’T TELL ME ABOUT MY WILLPOWER! 

Family:

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Dad: *walks around house offering a cookie to everyone except me*

Me:

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Story Time: I Don’t Want No Scrub!

Yesterday, my friend and I were heading back to school after grabbing coffee from Starbucks to keep us awake in honor of finals. So on out way back, I notice this van driving next to me and this old ass nigga was just hollering out his friend’s car that I’m beautiful. Me being the nice angel I am, just smiled and kept driving. But of course my friend was like:

I’m sitting here thinking that she didn’t peep what was happening and I was wrong. As I was waiting on the light to turn green, my friend was like, “Akan, look at this nigga.” YALL, as soon as I looked up, why was this nigga whole upper body out of the window? 

He kept yelling how beautiful I was and how he wanted my number. Bruh, I was starting to get a little concerned because as I’m driving, I’m noticing that we were about to be side by side, if I didn’t run that red light. So what the hell I do? RUN THAT MOTHAFUCKIN LIGHT! 

Niggas need to learn how to approach a woman. You hollering at me out of your best friend’s car will not keep my attention, let alone make me give you my number… I DON’T WANT NO SCRUB!

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Mary Sibley in ‘Til Death Do Us Part’

Story Time: Whack Ass Pick Up Line

I logged onto my Facebook today to check my notifications and whatnot. All of a sudden I get a message from this guy telling me that I’m beautiful and all that. THEN THIS FOOL hit me with, “I see that you’re Miss 1906 and I am an Alpha so I’m interested in getting to know you more.” I had to talk to my imaginary friend like:

Disclaimer: Men of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY INCORPORATED, if that is you all’s new pick up line, Imma need y'all to do better because I don’t have time.

Anyways back to the story.. So then I had to figure out how to respond because he is not attractive at all and I’m not even going to entertain him, so I just said, “Thank you” and I went about my day.

Then this bimbo messaged me saying, “You’re welcome. What are you doing this weekend? Do you have any plans?” …I was just staring at my computer like:

Long story short, I couldn’t take this foolery any longer so I just stopped responding. Facebook is going to tell him that I read his message but:

Story Time: My New Law School Crush

Since the minute I stepped in my law school, I immediately fell in lust with this guy and every time I was around him, he would just stare. So me being the shy person I am, all I could do was stare and not speak. Then recently, I expressed to my mentors about my crush on him because based on my observation of him, yes I observe people before I meet them, I really liked what I saw.

So yesterday one of my mentors spotted him and played wingwoman the whole time. Like she literally dragged me to the area he was in and told me to play along. I’m just looking at her like:

At my law school we have this thing called Law Week, similar to homecoming, and I’m hosting in our annual African Students fashion show. So my mentor, being the creative one she is, asked My Crush if he wanted to participate in the show. He then sat down and started asking us questions about the show. Y'all he was so nervous about being in the show that I told him that because I’m hosting, I would make sure he was good… Him being nervous was the cutest thing.

All of a sudden our conversation steered for his love for African culture and African food. My mentor told him he needs to marry a Nigerian women while pointing me and all we could do was smile at each other. After our good conversation, I told him I would give him a Nigerian name and he told me that he would appreciate it. We then shook each others hands and exchange names. Prior to coming to law school, I told myself I wouldn’t date anyone at my law school, but him, him I would definitely make him my exception… Until then, I’m going to continue to build this relationship and leave it in God’s hands. Let the My Legal Exception Chronicles begin.