the christmas that almost wasn't but then was

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If anyone out there is having a bad day, here’s an adorable montage of Jonah and The Bots putting on goofy Christmas sweaters!

She’ll be back

That wonderful and hilarious moment when you and one of your best friends make each other exactly the same Christmas present - an emergency spoons case!

#spooniebesties

It is fascinating how every single Christmas Special Steven Moffat has ever written is thematically tied to grief, all the way back from A Christmas Carol to this year’s The Return of Doctor Mystero.

A Christmas Carol first introduces the sentiment which will come full circle later when exploring the loss that is looming over Kazran’s and Abigail’s romance. “Everything has got to end some time, otherwise nothing would ever get started”. Iin The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, the  Doctor re-enters Madge’s life after husband’s supposed death and gives us the line “the answer is, of course, because they are going to be sad later”. Only a year later, we meet a Doctor who is grieving himself in The Snowmen, an episode in which the world is saved by a family crying on Christmas Day.

Regeneration is a time of change and also of loss and the Time of Doctor, too, addresses these theme, as this Doctorsays his goodbye and Clara stares at a new face. In Last Christmas Clara is still coping with Danny’s death: “Do you know why people get together at Christmas? Because every time they do, it might be the last time.” And it is the last time for River and the Doctor in The Husbands of River Song. He escapes in a superhero adventure to soothe his grief, a gentler story set in a gentler world, although one still filled with reminders of who he lost.

It is a time of second chances, too. Madge saves her husband in one impossible feat and while the Doctor has to watch Clara die, he realises he can find her again. Clara’s heartfelt plea leads to the time lords granting the Doctor a new regeneration cycle. The Twelfth Doctor and Clara go on, to new adventures. But even when miracles are not possible, joy and hope prevail. Abigail’s final day is filled with laughter and a sleigh ride above the clouds. And the Doctor turns to new beginnings. “Everything ends. And it’s always sad. But everything begins again too, and that’s always happy.”

Christmas and grief, in this era of Doctor Who they share one space. Magic can only exist in the presence of loss. Maybe it only becomes real, there. Where it is needed so much.

(This post is an adaption of this meta, which I wrote almost two years ago.)

Love Born On A Fourth Of July (A Riarkle Story)
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b></b> I got this idea from a episode of Gilmore Girls. Riarkle, Maya, and Lucas are in their early twenties. This is part 1 of 4. I hope you like it.<p/><b>Location:</b> St Upid Town:<p/><b>Parking lot:</b> <p/><b></b> Riley and Maya are parking their car.<p/><b>Maya:</b> Riles, why do I let you drag me to these stupid events? Who's ever heard of a picnic basket auction?<p/><b>Riley:</b> (Cheerful) My Uncle Eric was the one to come up with the idea. I like it. It's fun not knowing who could buy your basket. Besides who doesn't love Sunshine, fresh air, and meeting new people?<p/><b>Maya:</b> (Annoyed) Have you met me? I hate all those things. I don't like talking to people, so why will I like eating with them?<p/><b>Riley:</b> Give it a chance. You know you can't say no to me.<p/><b>Maya:</b> Fine. I'll go with you but I'm not participating. I don't have a basket.<p/><b></b> Riley takes two picnic baskets out of the car.<p/><b>Maya:</b> Really?<p/><b>Riley:</b> It's time to meet new people. Who knows? Maybe we will find the love of our lives today.<p/><b>Maya:</b> (Sarcastic) Oh, yay. Fun.<p/><b></b> Riley drags Maya to the town square.<p/><b>Other side of the parking lot:</b> <p/><b></b> Farkle and Lucas are walking out of their car.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> So, this is Stupid Town?<p/><b>Lucas:</b> I think it's pronounce St Upid Town.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> I don't think it matters. Why am I here?<p/><b>Lucas:</b> You need to have fun once in a while instead of staying home all the time.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> I have fun.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> When?<p/><b>Farkle:</b> There was that one time... (Thinking) And that time after that.... (Gives up) I got nothing.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Exactly. Today you're having fun. Maybe you'll meet a girl.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> No girl has been interested in me before, why would they start now?<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Farkle, you're too hard on yourself. You're a good looking guy with a lot to offer to that special girl. If I was a girl I would date you.<p/><b></b> Farkle looks at him weird.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Too much?<p/><b>Farkle:</b> A little bit.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Let's stop talking and have some fun.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> Ok. Let's go.<p/><b></b> They start walking to the town square.<p/><b>Town Square:</b> <p/><b></b> Riley is putting name tags on hers and Maya's picnic baskets. She leaves them on the stage.<p/><b></b> Maya looks around the area. Riley skips to Maya.<p/><b>Maya:</b> You're way too happy today.<p/><b>Riley:</b> You're way too grouchy.<p/><b></b> Riley starts to skip again and bumps into Farkle and lands on him.<p/><b>Riley:</b> (Nervous) Um, hi. I guess I fell for you.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> (Nervous) Hi.<p/><b></b> They stare at each other intensely.<p/><b>Maya:</b> Hey, Riles, you might want to get off him.<p/><b></b> Riley doesn't respond.<p/><b></b> Maya kicks her gently. Riley stands up quickly and dusts off her clothes.<p/><b>Riley:</b> I'm up.<p/><b></b> Farkle gets up. They stare at each other again. Lucas waves his hands in front of Farkle's face.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> You're ok, buddy?<p/><b></b> Farkle is memorize for another second and snaps out of it.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> What? I'm ok.<p/><b></b> Riley reaches out her hand.<p/><b>Riley:</b> Hi! I'm Miley Flatshoes.<p/><b></b> Maya laughs. Farkle shakes Riley's hand. They both feel a spark. They let go quickly.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> I'm Carpool Christmas.<p/><b></b> Lucas shakes his head.<p/><b>Maya:</b> (points to Riley) She's Riley Matthews and I'm Maya Hart.<p/><b>Riley:</b> (faces Maya) That's what I said.<p/><b>Maya:</b> No it wasn't, honey.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> He's Farkle Minkus and I'm Lucas Friar.<p/><b></b> Farkle is still staring at Riley. She blushes.<p/><b>Maya:</b> So what are you two doing in stupid town?<p/><b>Riley:</b> It's not call that.<p/><b>Maya:</b> They made your uncle the mayor. Trust me, the name fits.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> I brought him here to have some fun.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> So what's happening now?<p/><b>Riley:</b> It's almost time for the picnic basket auction.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> So, people bid on the baskets and then what?<p/><b>Riley:</b> Whoever wins the bid goes on a picnic date with the girl who brought the basket. Are you going to bid?<p/><b>Farkle:</b> Did you bring a basket?<p/><b>Riley:</b> You will have to wait and see. (She winks at him and walks away. Maya follows.)<p/><b>Farkle:</b> (Turns to Lucas) We're staying here.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Why?<p/><b>Farkle:</b> Because it's a beautiful day. Who doesn't love a beautiful day?<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Are you sure that's the only thing that's beautiful?<p/><b>Maya:</b> (grinning) Riley Matthews, were you flirting?<p/><b>Riley:</b> I don't flirt. I'm a good girl.<p/><b>Maya:</b> Flirting isn't a bad thing. What was that wink I saw you give him?<p/><b>Riley:</b> (blushing) I had something in my eye.<p/><b>Maya:</b> Yeah. It's call love.<p/><b>Riley:</b> I just met him.<p/><b>Maya:</b> So if I ask him out, you wouldn't mind?<p/><b>Riley:</b> (trying to play it cool) Nope. You can ask him out.<p/><b>Maya:</b> Ok.<p/><b></b> Maya starts to walk towards them. Riley stops her.<p/><b>Riley:</b> No don't do that.<p/><b></b> Maya grins.<p/><b></b> Eric walks on stage.<p/><b>Eric:</b> Welcome to the third annual St Upid Picnic basket auction. All the donations will go to---<p/><b>Maya:</b> (screaming) Getting a new name for this stupid town.<p/><b>Eric:</b> No, Moesha. (Scratches his head) Now I forgot where the money goes. Oh well. Let's start the auction.<p/><b></b> Eric starts auctioning off 15 baskets. The next one is Riley's.<p/><b>Eric:</b> Next basket belongs to my niche, Riley Matthews.<p/><b></b> Riley and Farkle look at each other. She nods. Farkle smiles.<p/><b>Eric:</b> We'll start with a $100.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> (raises his hand) 100.<p/><b>Eric:</b> Do we have 101?<p/><b></b> A man raises his hand.<p/><b>Man:</b> 101.<p/><b>Riley:</b> Oh no. Its Charlie Gardner.<p/><b>Maya:</b> (In a 50's voice) Cheese Soufflé.<p/><b>Riley:</b> Now's not the time.<p/><b></b> Farkle looks mad.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> 102.<p/><b>Charlie:</b> 103.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> (gets angrier) $500.<p/><b>Charlie:</b> $501.<p/><b></b> This keeps going until-<p/><b>Farkle:</b> $5000.<p/><b>Charlie:</b> I'm done. (He walks away)<p/><b>Riley:</b> (Mouth hangs open) Did he spend that much money on my basket?<p/><b>Maya:</b> No, he spend that much money on you.<p/><b>Riley:</b> I can't let him pay that.<p/><b></b> Farkle walks to the stage with a check and picks up the basket.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Isn't that your life savings?<p/><b>Farkle:</b> I still have money with me, but it's not a lot. But I think she's worth it.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> You just met her.<p/><b>Farkle:</b> I think I found that special girl.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> How do you know?<p/><b>Farkle:</b> ( Smiles at Riley) I just do.<p/><b></b> To be continued...<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>
presents {smut: h.g.}

fast forward, hayes is 17.. enjoy!
———————————– Ah Christmas, Your favourite holiday. You loved the way it feels, joy in the air and everyone just generally happy. But another reason you enjoyed it is because your boyfriend, Hayes always gave you a little something you’d never forget. You were 17 now, this being your second christmas with lil Benjamin Hayes. You knew what you were gonna give him. Last year, you gave him some bomb ass head you were sure he’d never forget. But this year, you were going to finally fuck him. Now, of course you and Hayes are not strangers to sexual acts, but you two hadn’t fucked on account of you both being too young. So when Hayes finally made it over to your house, you gave him a quick kiss and encouraged him to open his present. It was a medium sized box, wrapped nearly with a little bow. “What is it, babe?? Give me a hint..” He said smiling, giving the box a little shake. “Just open the damn box, Benjamin.” You said with a laugh. He got so annoyed when you called him by his first name, but you loved it. He sighed and unwrapped the box, his eyes practically bursting out of his skull when he saw what it was, “YN!! What the hell is this!? Why did you give me these??” You couldn’t help but laugh at his reaction to the box of condoms in his hands. “Because, safe sex is the best sex.” You said simply taking the box from him and opening it, taking one out. “We’re going to have sex??” He finally put two and two together, “Mhmm,” you hummed unbuttoning his button down shirt. “But wait, did you want your present?” He asked biting his lip. “It can wait, baby. I just want to feel you inside of me finally.” You bite your lip, sliding his shirt off his shoulders. “O-oh,” his voice cracked, “Are you sure??” He asked as you kissed your way down his neck, sucking lightly once you got to his collarbones. “More than anything.” You looked up into his eyes, “Get ready for the ride of your life.” You winked and lead him back to your room. “Who said you were gonna be on top?” He question, “Me, I was the one to say that we’re having sex today, I’ll be the one controlling it.” You smirked back at him, he laughed “Alright, whatever you say, darlin’” you bit your lip and finally got to the room. You pushed him back onto the bed, and sensually took your shirt off. Hayes watched you, lip between his teeth as he brought his hand down to palm himself through his khaki pants. You felt up your stomach and unbuckled your bra, slowly sliding it down. “Mm, can’t wait to watch those bounce as you ride me, babygirl.” Hayes said, erection out fulling now, pumping up the length. “Mm, I can’t wait to bounce on your dick baby.” You bit your lip then grabbed your boobs, giving them a light squeeze, toying with your nipples, letting on a soft moan causing Hayes to moan in excitement. You turned around and shimmed out of your leggings, exposing your ass. “Mm, no underwear?? You definitely made the naughty list this year, YN.” Hayes said causing you to laugh. You walked back to him. “I love you, Hayes.” You leaned in and kissed him, replacing his hand with yours, slowly pumping him. “And I love you, YN.” He practically moaned. You picked up your pace kissing down his chest. “N-no foreplay, YN.. I-i won’t last.” He said, his head tilted back and his lip in between his teeth. “Aw, but baby,” you pouted this licked his tip causing him to let out a light gasp, “it’s Christmas,” you said smirking a little, taking his head into your mouth. He moaned as you sucked down, nice and slow. You did everything you could, but slowed down; giving him the full effect. You lifted your mouth off of him after he came. “My turn,” you smirked about to lay down. “No, baby wait,” he said, still breathing hard. “R-ride my face, babygirl.” You swallowed, “O-okay..” Hayes scooted down to the middle of the bed. You grabbed ahold on the headboard with one hand, positioning yourself over Hayes’ mouth. “Mm, you’re literally dripping for me.” He spoke lowly, sticky his tongue out and getting a little lick causing you to moan. He reached up and pulled your hips to his face, like he hasn’t eaten in days and you’re the only thing around. You moaned and gripped at his hair, pulling it. Of course that only urged him on further. His tongue darted quickly in and out of you, pausing to suck on your clit every so often. You couldn’t remember the last time you had an orgasm as good as the one you had riding Hayes’ tongue. He had your juices dripping down his chin and on to his neck. “H-holy fu-fuck, Benjamin.” You said calming down as he kissed down your neck, leaving a trail of you behind. “Ready for the main part, princess??” He asked, slipping the condom on. “Pl-please.” You said breathlessly. He slid into you with ease, causing you to cuss like a sailor, “Benjamin!” You screamed at him “I’m still technically a virgin, remember! Go a hell of a lot slower!” “Sorry! Sorry! I forgot..” He mumbled kissing you, sliding in much more slowly. “Fuck!” You hissed, “I’m so sorry, tell me if you want to quit..” He said honestly, finally reaching in all the way. He went to moved when you grabbed his arm, stopping him harshly. “Don’t. Move. Yet.” You said closing your eyes in slight pain. After about a minute if Hayes, sucking on your boob, leaving dark purple hickies you gave him the command to go. He went slow and lovingly, moaning more than you’ve ever heard. “Mm, fuck you’re s-so tight, baby.” He moaned going a little faster, you moaned rolling your hips, commanding more.. “More?” Hayes asked, you nodded quickly and he smirked, going faster. You threw your head back moaning. “L-let me ride, Hayes. Holy fuck, uhh!!” You moaned, back arched. He gently rolled over so you were on top. You put your hand on his chest and rolled your hips, causing you both to moan. You took it up a step and slide up and down on him, refusing to bounce just yet, “Mm, fuck, YN!” Hayes moaned. You loved hearing him moan your name so of course you started your bounce. And if you thought you loved hearing him moan it, the sound of hearing him raps it out, deep ad desperate for air as you rode him as hard as your body would allow you to was enough to make you cum; literally. After having your second orgasms of the night flush through you, you were almost out, as soon as you got off of Hayes. Hayes got up to throw away his condom then came back to bed. He pulled you close in a cuddle. “Merry Christmas, YN.” Hayes said tiredly. “Merry Christmas, lil Benjamin.” You smiled, laying your head on his chest. 

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As if being a teacher in 2016 wasn't hard enough...

We’ve got water bottle flipping, dabbing, random shouts of “Harambe!” and “21!” filling our classrooms.

We have had to have serious talks about killer clowns and being faced with deportation.

BUT Halloween was on a Monday and Thanksgiving is ridiculously early this year, and Christmas is on a Sunday. So that is almost 4 solid weeks of Christmas rabies.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse.

Best Christmas Ever
  • So, It's 10: 55 on Christmas Eve. I'm asleep, but all of a sudden, I hear a loud noise almost like a gun shot coming from my field. My neighbor calls 5 min later and tells me that he sees 2 pairs of headlights and hears engines and tires spinning at my field. My dad and I then get our flashlights, and head down. We have a 6ft deep pond at our field, and there were 2 trucks there. A Toyota Tacoma that was completely submerged in my pond, and a Jeep with a winch trying to get the Tacoma out. That gunshot btw, wasn't a gun shot, it was the engine backfiring because the entire truck was underwater. There's also like 8 people there, almost all of them completely drunk. Apparently, they all thought it was a good idea to completely rip up my property. Literally, there was antifreeze and oil in the pond, beer bottles everywhere, tire marks (it had rained for 2 days straight prior btw), everything. What makes that even better is that to even get to the pond, you also need to smash through 3 steel pole fences, which are held in the ground with wooden posts the diameter of telephone poles. All 3 fences were completely smashed and ripped right out of the ground. Now all of a sudden, 4 local police and 2 state troopers show up. By the time they got the story, and gave them all tickets for destroying everything and being drunk and all, it was 3 AM. Now, my dad and I had to put the fences back into place, otherwise, any crack-head could just walk right into my property. We eventually did it, but it took 30 min to do, because we were both trying to straighten out the bent to hell fence, and also, it was completely dark out. I didn't sleep that night, because I also had to give a statement to one of the policemen. By the time this whole fiasco was over with (Which involved getting the Tacoma towed to an impound lot because it doesn't run because IT WAS IN MY FUCKING POND), it was 7:30 AM. I did open presents after that, and I did have a good christmas. Sorta.