I have received an… overwhelming response to a particularly depressing sounding and nonsensical, late-night read more. So, due to the many replies and their various lengths, and the general nature of the read more, I’m going to put THESE………….. under a read more……………….. it makes sense.
Well, we finally got some snow! Sooooo excited! I’m totally going to ignore the fact that it’s all melting as I type this - it is too warm and what would otherwise come down as snow is just rain, but WHATEVER!
It all started last night around 9, and I went out and got some early shots, well, as good as I can make such late shots. This is the most snow my area has gotten in years. The only thing I can complain about at this point is that the snow didn’t start accumulating until after 10 pm (where I got the night time shots), so I wasn’t able to watch much of it before I had to head to bed.
The last few shots are the next morning, where the snow had lessened. It was a very beautiful morning, traffic was fine, no spin-out issues on the way to work, and overall, it was very pretty until early afternoon when the rains started making things all slushy.
I missed the snow. I don’t live too far from places that typically get them - Stevens amongst others - but I don’t go there often, so seeing even a day of snow has been a treat. YAAAY!
Other than that, work was busy as heck as the ONE OTHER co worker who wanted snow conveniently got ‘sick’ today and was unable to come in. The other made it half a day then got ‘stuck’ in her drive way in the afternoon. I’m not going to let those jokers ruin my day though.
Me? Hm. Boobs hurt, but it feels like size is increasing, so that’s a good thing. I went in today to get my blood draw to check hormone levels for my appointment on Monday, so I’ll certainly post about results when I get them. Lets hope 6mg/day is doing it’s thing!
I hope you’ve all had a great Friday, and may it be your best weekend ever!
- you to text me first
- blowing up my phone bc you miss me
- forehead kisses
- back rubs
- hugs from behind
- calling me “your girl”
- sending me songs that make you think of me
- playing with my hair while I fall asleep
- “did you remember to…” texts
- holding my hand all the time
- morning sex
- reassurance that you love me
- dancing in the kitchen
- late night talks about life
- silly pictures
- breakfast dates
I had a realization the other day that seems obvious in retrospect, but I hadn’t put these two things together before.
I was telling my mom that I’m kind of dreading having a private practice someday because it’ll mean working lots of late nights to accommodate my clients’ schedules and make enough money, and as I know from working 12-8 last year, that’ll wreck my social life. She was like, “So you’ll have a social life on the weekends.” And I’m like, and what, spend every weekday night alone in my apartment because it’s too late to go out and see people? She gave me this knowing look and was like, “Well, hopefully you won’t be *alone*…”
That’s when it hit me that this thing–this whole monogamous couple/nuclear family ideal thing–directly enables work to take over our entire lives. Because, yes, if I had someone living in my house–in my bedroom, even–who prioritizes me higher than anyone else in his (because, let’s face it, it would always be a he in this scenario) life, who doesn’t sleep with or date any other people, who treats his free time as our shared time, who drops plans with friends or family the moment I need him, who convincingly promises to never leave me–if I had someone like that, and if I believed in that fantasy, then yes, I’d be fine working late every night and coming home at 9. I could see my friends on weekends sometimes, but I wouldn’t *need* to because I’d never be lonely or bored.
Because however you look at it, cultivating and maintaining a group of friends and a broader social circle or community takes more effort–especially more *intentional* effort–than cultivating just one person with whom you share your life. When we have to work unreasonable hours just to get by, guess which one’s more likely to fall by the wayside?
No wonder it feels like my like-minded friends and I are constantly wading through waist-deep snowdrifts. It’s not set up to work the way we want it to. Yes, life would be easier if I had someone who is always a few yards (or less) away from me when we’re not at work and who can provide romance, friendship, emotional support, entertainment, household help, financial assistance, AND hot sex (and maybe eventually co-parenting) without me ever needing to seek out other people or even leave the house. But that’s…horrifying.
So this is what I spent my time doing last night. Not very often I make this kind of thing. But the last drawing sort of sparked this idea that wouldn’t leave my head. So I drew it. >>; If it’s not your cup of tea, I understand. But when you gotta draw…ya gotta draw.
At this point I’m really hoping @therealjacksepticeye will see this because I am so proud of it. If anything, I hope the community enjoys it as much as I had fun making it. =)
here is my mobile masterlist. warning; it’s extremely long, I’ve written a lot of imagines in my few months on this blog. you know the drill, if any of the links aren’t working, please let me know, but otherwise enjoy. :) I’ll try my best to keep this updated.
Home At Last: This tour has been especially unkind to Michael and he’s just so glad to be able to go home to his best friend.
Departing Pains: Michael is in the graduating class and his girlfriend is in denial that she’s gonna be lonely without him the next year.
I Dedicate This Song To You: Michael and his girlfriend break up right before one of his band’s biggest shows. Unfortunately for Y/N, the venue is right next door to her house.
Anywhere But Here: Y/N finds out her boyfriend has been cheating on her when pictures leak on twitter, but her best friend Michael comes through to comfort her.
↝ Part Two: Y/N moves in with Michael, but her ex-boyfriend isn’t willing to let her go that easily.
Insecurities: Michael finds out about Y/N’s insecurities when he takes her swimming on one of the hottest days of the summer.
One Night Alone: Y/N and Michael get into a small argument when he refuses to go sightseeing with her, but Y/N ends up wandering too far and gets into quite a bit of trouble. (Potential trigger)
As The Sun Sets: Michael and his girlfriend go to a music festival. (Hippy!Michael AU)
↝ High By The Beach: Michael and his girlfriend get high by the beach. (A Continuation of Hippy!Michael)
The Tree Of Cliches: There’s a big tree in Y/N’s backyard conveniently placed right next to her bedroom window. There’s also a cute boy named Michael next door that conveniently has a big crush on her.
Sex Tape: Michael decides to spice things up in the bedroom and put his old camcorder to use, filming a sex tape with his girlfriend. Everything is going well until the guys need to borrow his camcorder. (Short Smut)
Stay The Night: Michael and Y/N aren’t the greatest couple, but they fight loneliness together. (Inspired by Stay The Night by Green Day)
For The First Time: Michael and Y/N are just two teenagers in love, ready to take their relationship to the next level. (Smut, Realistic First Time)
Closure: Michael’s true love is getting married to somebody else, and he needs to get his feelings out before she’s taken from him for good.
Good Girl: Michael is a teacher and it’s one of the most stressful times of the school year. Y/N decides to pop by for a surprise visit, walking in on something that triggers her jealousy, making her do something risky and punishment-worthy. (Teacher!Michael AU, Daddy Kink)
Thank You: Michael wants to thank his girlfriend Erin for everything she’s done, so he does it in a way she’ll never forget. (Personalized imagine for Erin)
Five Years Later: Luke gets his girlfriend Y/N pregnant but is unable to handle the responsibilities of fatherhood and walks out. Five years later, Jack Hemmings runs into Y/N while taking his kids to preschool and helps Luke get back in touch with her. (Dad!Luke, OVER 1K NOTES!)
↝ Part Two: Luke meets his daughter Violet for the first time and decides he wants to be a part of her life.
↝ Part Three: Everything is settled with Luke, Y/N, and Violet. Now all that’s left to do is introduce Violet to the guys, and Luke’s mother.
↝ Part Four: Luke gets pleasant news from Y/N, where he then pops the question to her. He later on gets a call from an ex-lover, bringing news that changes his life.
↝ Part Five: Luke finds out he has a child with his ex-girlfriend, Arzaylea, and sees that she’s unfit to be a parent. Luke tells Y/N he wants to adopt his son from Arzaylea.
↝ Part Six: Luke makes the first advances in adopting his son from Arzaylea, getting so caught up in legal documents and court dates that he’s starting to spend less time with Y/N and Violet.
↝ Part Seven: Luke takes Y/N to meet Oliver, and things start getting better again.
↝ Part Eight: Luke accidentally leaves adoption papers sitting on the kitchen table, where Violet finds out that she’s gonna get a little brother very soon.
↝ For You Are Mine At Last: (Part Two) Luke gets cranky when Y/N and Calum start getting close, making Y/N curious as to why her best friend is shutting her out of his life. She eventually finds out.
The New Hemmings: Luke proposes to his girlfriend Y/N at a family get-together at his house.
I Almost Do: Y/N and Luke broke up on mutual terms. Luke still wants to be friends, but Y/N has to shut him out if she wants to move on. (Inspired by I Almost Do by Taylor Swift)
Hurricane: Y/N meets a smooth-talking stranger in Bed-Stuy, changing his life. (Inspired by Hurricane by Halsey)
↝ She’s A Storm: Luke’s perspective of Hurricane. (Trigger Warning?)
↝ Nothing Like the Rain: Y/N’s perspective. Y/N finds out about Luke and is unable to cope. (Trigger Warning)
↝ Savior: A stranger followed Y/N onto the bridge and talks her out of ending her life. (Alternate Ending)
The Beers: Short and cute. Luke and his girlfriend go out for dinner and drinks on his last night in town before leaving for tour, where he has one too many beers.
Sugar: Luke is a young, successful CEO looking to make an arrangement with Y/N, his sugar baby. Her confidence and wit makes him fall under her spell, wanting everything to do with her. (Sugar Daddy!Luke AU)
↝ Sweetest: Y/N accompanies Luke to a business trip in London. (Sugar Daddy! Luke AU Sequel)
↝Spoiled Little Girl: Luke and Y/N take a well-deserved vacation to Bali, where Y/N gets a little mischievous. (Daddy Kink Smut)
Never Have I Ever: Y/N’s boyfriend is drunk and takes things too far during a game of Never Have I Ever, causing Y/N to break up with him. Her best friend Luke is there to comfort her through the aftermath.
Right Before My Eyes: Luke and Y/N ran away from home as young teenagers, winding up in a whole new country as wanted robbers and drug addicts. Y/N’s life with Luke flashes before her eyes while they’re getting chased by police. (Inspired by Flow[+Shiver] by Cage The Elephant)
The Great Escape: Y/N is the barista and the local coffee shop. Luke is a depressed art major who’s desperately in love with her. After a close brush with death, Luke takes Y/N for an unplanned road trip to go find the finer things in life. (Inspired by the movie Asthma, Trigger Warning)
Girls: Luke’s little sister has a secret girlfriend, and he doesn’t find out until she gets her heart absolutely shattered. (Big Brother!Luke)
Cute Strangers: Luke is a poor and lonely performer at the local coffee shop. Y/N is a student at the local university who catches his eye. (AU)
Meet The Parents: Luke takes his best friend (and crush) home to meet his parents for the first time, where his secret is later on spilled because his family can’t keep his mouth shut to save their lives. (Luke x Male Reader)
Fall For You: Luke and Y/N are a married couple that get into a lot of fights. This fight happens to go particularly far, a few things getting broken, but nothing is beyond repair. (Inspired by the song by Secondhand Serenade)
Party Time: Calum is the head of a frathouse. When the rival fraternity crashes their party and starts a brawl, he finds himself needing urgent medical assistance. That’s where he runs into Y/N, a nurse in training on her way to her night shift at the campus hospital.
↝ Part Two: Calum is back in class after his incident and wants to thank Y/N for saving his life.
Best I Ever Had: Calum and Y/N are friends with benefits, but he knows no girl will make him happier than she does.
Would You Wanna Run Away Too?: Y/N has an unsettling fear that she’ll never make it out of her hometown, so her boyfriend Calum decides to take her for a little trip.
Starving Artist: Calum is a poor art major living in a shitty apartment with his girlfriend, Y/N. They may not have much, but they have each other. (Smut)
↝ Part Two: Calum’s artwork gets discovered by a famous gallery in New York. He leaves Y/N once he grows accustomed to his pampered new life, but quickly gets depressed without her. He travels back to Sydney to get her back, but realizes he’s too late.
Numbers: Y/N wants to lose weight for herself, but snaps when she only loses one pound in months. Calum comforts her through her breakdown and tells her he’ll always be there to support her. (Potential Trigger)
The Silent Treatment: Calum finds self-inflicted scars on his girlfriend’s body and ends up ignoring her, upset by the fact she never told him she felt so low to the point she believed hurting herself was the only answer. (Trigger Warning)
Old Friends: Calum has to leave his best friend when his band takes off, but their parents work together to reunite them once again.
Surprise!: Calum claims that he’s never been surprised by surprise parties, so Y/N and the boys plan a party that will change his mind.
Hands: Each person is born with the name of their soulmate imprinted on their hand. (Soulmate!Cal AU)
Coffee Shop: Y/N and Calum work at a coffee shop together and they’re both too shy to admit their feelings for each other. (AU)
Over: Y/N finds out Calum has been cheating. (Inspired by Over by Tove Lo)
I Want You Close: Y/N and Calum could be lovers, but Y/N is scared of getting hurt again. (Inspired by Close by Nick Jonas)
Broken Pieces: Y/N’s parents hate Calum, and their relationship is in shambles. Calum has one last chance to prove to Y/N that he loves her and he can fix things between them. (Inspired by It Will Rain by Bruno Mars)
My Summer Love: Calum meets a girl while on vacation, when he accidentally kicks a soccer ball at her face.
We Can Make This Right: Calum and Y/N used to be the power couple, but he started falling apart and becoming self-destructive and eventually ended up cheating on her. Calum hurt Y/N, and he knows he doesn’t deserve a second chance, but they can’t be without each other. (Inspired by Wait by NF)
Say It: Y/N meets Calum at a party and ends up walking back to his place, getting high off of a joint laced with ecstasy and having sex with him. (Smut, Inspired by Say It by Flume)
My Best Friend’s A Dog: Calum meets a girl at the dog park when he doesn’t get a good grip on his dog’s leash.
The Office: Calum is a salesman and Y/N is the cute receptionist in a relationship with somebody else. (Inspired by Jim and Pam from The Office)
↝ Part Two: Calum takes a job offer as regional manager in a different branch, thinking the distance could help him get over Y/N. (Inspired by Jim and Pam from The Office)
↝ Part Three: Calum drives down from San Francisco to visit his girlfriend Y/N. (Inspired by Jim and Pam from The Office)
Transatlanticism: Calum and Y/N refuse to let their relationship fall apart when he leaves for tour.
Who Knew?: Calum’s been getting worse with his smoking habit.
This Time Around: Y/N and Calum used to be in love, but things have been changing. (Inspired by This Time Around by Tove Lo)
The Wedding Singer: Calum meets the love of his life in the midst of an anxiety attack at his grandmother’s funeral. (Inspired by the music video for Wedding Singer by Modern Baseball)
Love Potions: Calum is a mischievous Slytherin who loves getting into trouble and has a huge crush on a Hufflepuff named Y/N, who hates his guts. Calum comes up with a creative way to ask her to the Yule Ball, and she’ll undoubtedly say yes. (Hogwarts!Calum)
Recovery: Y/N has a history of depression and self-harm, and Calum brought her on tour with him so he could keep a close eye on her so they don’t have a re-run of the scariest moment of their relationship. When Y/N relapses, Calum and the boys only want the best for her and to help her. (Trigger Warning)
Chinese Food: Y/N is pregnant and has uncontrollable cravings. She sneaks out one night to get Chinese food, unknowingly sending her boyfriend and his best friends into a panic when he finds her missing.
I R W I N
She’s Not Mine: Ashton is in love with his best friend, but she doesn’t feel the same.
Good Things Come In Small Dorms: Ashton and his girlfriend are in love, and there isn’t enough room for the two of them on his squeaky loft bed. Ashton also loves talking about philosophy.
Seven Years: Ashton visits his old love. (Potential Trigger)
Art School Victim: Ashton is an art major who’s always stressed and insecure about his work.
Study Buddy: It’s finals week and Y/N can’t focus on her history review. Little does she know, that’s Ashton’s strong spot.
So Wrong It’s Right: Ashton is a teacher and Y/N is one of his students. They’ve always had a close relationship, considering each other friends rather than teacher/student. Y/N and Ashton run into each other at a mutual friend’s party and end up hooking up.
↝ Part Two: Y/N admits she’s in love with Ashton and they decide to become an official couple, but keep their status secret until the last day of school.
↝ End: Ashton wants to take Y/N on a proper date before she leaves for college.
Big Brother: Ashton and Y/N are best friends and he rushes to the rescue when she has a messy breakup.
I Speak English: Ashton meets a cute bartender at the hotel bar in Amsterdam. He panics and assumes she doesn’t speak English, but she does, and she learns that he’s horrible at Dutch.
Secrets: Michael finds out that Y/N self-harms and confronts her about it, but Ashton walks in on them cuddling and gets jealous and starts yelling. Michael later fills Ashton in on what he walked in on and why he’s a huge asshole. (Trigger Warning)
Crave: Ashton and Y/N hook up a lot, but pretend like they hate each other around others. (Smut, Inspired by Crave by Tove Lo)
Heart Attack: Ashton is having a hard time getting over Y/N. (Inspired by Heart Attack by One Direction)
Swimming Pool: Ashton works at the country club as a lifeguard, trying to make some money to get a new car. He takes his girlfriend Y/N to the pool after hours so they can hang out, since his job sucks all the time out of his schedule. (Smut, Sex In A Pool)
Defense: Ashton’s girlfriend has been receiving loads of hate recently. When an interviewer is being rude to her, Ashton and the boys step in to defend her.
Losing Teeth: Y/N gets her wisdom teeth removed and Ashton is the one taking care of her.
The Trip: Ashton and Y/N were making out and Y/N accidentally knocked into something and fell back. Thank the heavens above she had Ashton’s floor tom to break her fall.
Tease: Y/N’s mind starts to wander while she’s at a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, his band, and their studio crew. (Smut)
O T P
Like Like: Y/N intervenes when her best friend Michael is too shy to ask out the boy of his dreams, Luke Hemmings, the short-ish blonde with the most breathtaking blue eyes he’s ever seen. (Clemmings)
You Made Me Drop The Lasagna!: Luke spends hours making the perfect lasagna while Michael is gaming, but Michael thinks it would be funny to sneak up behind him and scare him. It’s not so funny when the lasagna is all over the floor and Luke has to clean it all up. (Clemmings)
Drunk Feelings: Luke’s girlfriend broke up with him, so he walks to Ashton’s apartment shitfaced drunk and covered in his own vomit and tears. Luke, while drunk, starts getting lovey and cuddly with Ashton and eventually kisses him. (Lashton)
Cute Neighbor Boy: Ashton moves into the house across the street from Luke, and Liz invites him and his mother over as a “welcome to the neighborhood”. Luke and Ashton end up in Luke’s bedroom, half dressed and breathless. (Lashton)
Valentines: Michael has a crush on Calum Hood and decides to overcome his anxiety and give him a pretty red rose on Valentine’s Day. (Malum)
Mall Boy: Calum works at Hot Topic and Michael needs help finding some new bands that he doesn’t have merch for yet. (Malum)
Wingman: Ashton helps Calum pick up a cute girl at the bar. (Cashton, Bromance)
Apocalypse: Luke and Michael are on their own after losing their families to the zombie outbreak, with no shelter or supplies, but only one plan in mind: survive. Preview. (Coming Soon!) (Zombie Apocalypse AU) (Muke, Cashton)
Welcome to the Dan Howell Defense Squad’s sarcastic phandom awards!
In celebration of hitting 1k (why the hell do you like us what) we wanted to do something special in order to celebrate, so as the sarcastic shits we are we present you A Sarcastic Phandom Award Thing!
-That time everyone thought dan or phil had a girlfriend and it was actually just the fridge walrus. -Anytime anyone ever metions the word “Avon” -TABINOF smh -That time there was a child in dan’s instagram picture and everyone flipped -That time dan wasn’t eating with phil and cat -That time cat said she had a boyfriend
-“Hey judgey Mc Postman I can wear cookie monster pyjamas at 2am if i want! You’re not my real mother” -“I hope the ‘special delivery salmon’ I just ordered isn’t a live salmon as I don’t have a tank” -Sister daniel pic -“My throat hurts so much today! I think I sleepwalked and ate my cactus” -“I just saw an actual nun playing candy crush on the tube!! I don’t know why this excited me so much”
-“i was just rummaging for batteries in a kitchen drawer and STABBED MY HAND ON A CACTUS WTF @AmazingPhil why did you put that there??” -“thank you grandma for texting me a picture of my grandad eating a sandwich next to a cockerel with no explanation” -“is it possible to live without 1/5 of your heart” -”whenever i lightly bump into the corner of something my flesh aches like i’ve been stabbed like wtf why am i so soft and sensitive” -”why has @AmazingPhil put a liam sticker on my maple syrup” -”you aren’t a professional internet user until you understand how “haha” and “lol” have totally different meanings and appropriate uses”
Taking another short break from Twelfth Night. OK, so I’m over a year late to get on the Hamilton bandwagon. I’ve been geeking out about it from afar but only recently made the time to actually sit down and listen properly to the whole thing.
It’s hardly revolutionary (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?) to make a connection between Hamilton and Hamlet. Hamilton’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, got the ball rolling with this recorded encounter:
Well, I’ve never met a musical number that I haven’t wanted to at least try to parody, so I thought I’d take a song from Hamilton and rework it a bit… into Hamleton. It was not easy, as Miranda’s lyrics are very dense and intricate, and I’m not entirely sure I’ve succeeded, but here it is anyways. Many thanks to Dan Beaulieu of the Seven Stages Shakespeare Company and No Holds Bard Podcast for acting as Lyrical Dramaturge on this effort.