the spring standard

  • Snow: You called me down?
  • Principal: Yes, have a seat. I just have a few concerns about your lesson plans...particularly about why all of them seem to involve birds.
  • Snow: Isn't it great? They're getting the best bird-based education in the country.
  • Principal: How could you possibly know that?
  • Snow: By the time they graduate, they'll be fluent in 12 dialects of sparrow.
  • Principal: How about a language actually in the curriculum like Spanish or French?
  • Snow: Sparrow is very useful!
  • Principal: If you're a princess turned bandit on the run from an evil queen. We're trying to prepare these kids for--
  • Snow: Were you about to say "the real world"?
  • Principal: I'll see myself out.

a shy love.

Hitoka likes stars, she likes the way they look on Yamaguchi’s face, and she likes Yamaguchi.

Inspired by the story Raise your prayer to a shout by Veto_power_over_clocks.

1. Bells and Whistle // Spring Standard 2. Everything is Embarrassing // Sky Ferreira 3. Is This Sound Okay // Coconut Records 4. An Encounter // The 1975 5. Always For You // The Album Leaf 6. I Would Do Anything For You // Foster The People 7. Folding Chair // Regina Specktor 8. Birdhouse In Your Soul // They Might Be Giant 9. Little Bit // Lykke Li 10. Slow Dance // STRFKR 11. Cherry Blossom Girl // Hope Sandoval 12. I Believe // Basic Vacation 13. Gotta Have You // The Weepies 14. Hazy // Rosi Golan

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Nozawa steam - 5 by Bernard Languillier
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Nozawa onsen is a famous ski resort in Nagano prefecture in Japan that is also know for its many free (and boiling hot even by Japanese standards) hot springs accross town.

A Trial Run (Roommates AU - Swan Queen Week)

Quick AN: this is a modern setting with both girls being high school juniors attending boarding sküle.

The first thing Emma did was drop her bags and jump on top of her bed.

She sighed in contentment at the familiar feel of the boarding school’s standard box spring mattress and moved her hands behind her head to assume the ultimate relaxed position. She was no fan of the school, but move-in day always had a special place in her heart. She was free from her parent’s watchful eye for a good three-and-a-half months, and soon she would be making plans with her friends to go out and get into far too much trouble for their own good.

“Excuse you.”

Emma sat up at the annoyed sound coming from the other side of the room. She was surprised to see another girl standing there, clearly in the process of setting up her side, and looking at the blonde with the most antagonistic glare she had ever seen. Emma wondered how she hadn’t noticed such an imposing young woman the moment she had walked in.

The hostile look and the darker skinned girl’s posture – hands on her hips, jaw locked, foot itching to tap impatiently on the floor – set Emma off immediately, and she figured if that was the attitude the brunette across from her wanted to start the school year off with, then so be it.

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