them growing so comfortable with each other

okay but klance falling for the little things in each other

Lance noticing how Keith will only open himself up to those he knows best. How he can smile around everyone, but only him and the other paladins get to see the real one. The one that’s uninhibited and natural, not forced and polite. Lance notices how he always tends to smirk before it pulls into a grin before it pulls into a smile.

Keith noticing how Lance never stops sharing. How he shares his food with the mice or his ideas with the other paladins. How he always knows at least a little something about the situation at hand and can share some advice. How whenever he smiles or laughs, it’s always along with others. Never at them or about them, but instead shares in their joy, shares in their laughter.

Both of them noticing how much the other tends to brush up against them. How little pats on the shoulder slowly become squeezes. How those evolve into one-armed hugs, and how those move into arms slung around each other. How eventually, whenever they’re in the room with each other, they tend to gravitate towards each other, some part of them always coming to touch the other. 

How their hearts start to race when their knuckles brush against each other. Their smiles tend to be accompanied by blushing cheeks. Their eyes are filled with more than a sense of friendship and comfort. Their smiles grow into something different when their alone, something only for the other to see. It’s sweet and soft, fond and unadulterated. It’s so much and so much more.

Wanna know the truth behind Girls like Girls?

I have been working on finding my voice for years. As an artist, I always want everything I create to represent what my soul feels and sounds like – whether it’s a video concept or a lyric or melody.

Two years ago on a rare rainy day in Los Angeles, in a songwriting session with Owen Thomas and Lily May Young, I was venting my frustration about my music not connecting the way I wanted it to. Lily looked me in the eye and asked, “Tell me something nobody knows about you, something you are afraid to sing about?“ I immediately thought, well I like girls and that’s what I want to sing about, but even then I struggled to say it out loud. Finally, I told Lily that I always say “you” and “them" and never the pronoun “her" in all my songs because I was afraid it wouldn’t connect. We talked more about concepts and my experiences, and how I loved the idea of stealing another guy’s girl because that was always a fantasy of mine. Growing up, everything I did was always about girls. I took dance because of girls. I got involved in student council because of girls. Not that I ever expected any of them to like me back, but I just felt comforted being around them, even if I could never date them. So there we were. The song “Girls like Girls" was born.

I imagined a very emotional, heart-wrenching but real music video to go along with the song. When we shot the music video for “Girls like Girls,“ I felt like I was finally telling my story for the first time. The yearning feelings I had and also the feeling of being so alone. I think that’s why people connected with the music video. Not only because they too have experienced deeply liking someone, but also the sadness and longing that comes with it. You could be around so many people, and still have the feeling of being so alone and misunderstood. It’s that fear of rejection and uncertainty of whether the person will like you back that makes you question everything. I struggled with these feelings so much growing up. I’d fall in love with girls who would never give me the time of day, or if they would, they had no idea I had other intentions. I had my heart broken over and over again; I never felt good enough. My life was led by these crushes as far back as first grade, when I had a crush on my teacher. That was the first time I realized I liked girls. But the problem is you feel like you can’t share these true feelings with anyone for fear of outing yourself and facing judgement. So you struggle. And feel alone. Growing up, there were some [out] celebrities who were much older than I was and I wondered if I had to wait until then to be happy. I didn’t have role models who I could relate to at the time, where I could think, if they can do it, I can do it.

Most of the time, you become confident after years of struggling during your young adulthood. I want to encourage the youth to find that confidence now. Not later. For them to know their own self-worth at an earlier age. It’s been really cool at my concerts to see all of these young fans showing up alone, and then leaving with friends. The music and stories I create have built this judgement-free safe zone. But most of all, they have inspired me to be comfortable with myself, and to let them in. They unintentionally gave me a gift that I am forever grateful for. Most of my music isn’t necessarily about heartbreak or other people, but more so everyone’s personal journey and falling in love with yourself.

I think that’s why my fans and I relate to each other. My music reassures them that they aren’t alone – that their feelings are valid, that they are enough and they will find someone to love them back. I didn’t have that hope growing up, so I get emotional and inspired (or encouraged) every time I meet a fan who looks at me that way.

It’s hard sometimes, especially after this election, because I feel a responsibility to these girls. I know they are looking to me for guidance and comfort. It breaks my heart that fear is so present in our world right now. School is hard enough and it breaks my heart to see these kids under attack by hate crimes and bullying.

Hope. That’s my cause. I strive to inspire hope through human compassion and through music. Hope leads me through my lyrics, stories, and melodies. You must continue on, and know in your heart you are not alone, and have confidence that love will find its way back to you.

concept: maggie works long hours filling out paperwork for her cases, and she ends up staying at the office until well into the night. kara also stays out late sometimes, flying around the city to keep watch when she can’t sleep. since maggie and alex started dating, kara makes sure she flies by maggie’s office just to check on her. whenever she sees maggie there working in the middle of the night, she always drops by with coffee. at first maggie is so shocked that she almost chokes on the lump in her throat, and kara is fiddling with her glasses saying, “oh, it’s nothing.” but then it becomes a sort of routine, and they grow closer and more comfortable with each other because of it. but some nights kara can’t make it because she’s out on supergirl duty, so she sends james. he walks in like, “kara is busy but she wanted to make sure you got your coffee tonight,” and sits with a stunned maggie for awhile while she works. and then one night winn shows up with coffee AND donuts because how can you have one without the other? the three of them start rotating who goes on what night, and maggie can’t believe it. she even starts to look forward to her late nights because she knows one of them will show up to keep her company. all that time she’d spent worrying about them accepting her after she started dating alex, and all it really took was little danvers, and a simple cup of coffee.

  • being friends with a gryffindor is: never having to worry about not having someone to fight for you; knowing that you are arms length away from receiving the warmest hug you have ever had, like hot apple cider or hot chocolate; pillow fights at 1AM because why not? it's not like sleep could ever give you this feeling of joy; it's sitting next to a roaring fire painting nails, or trying to braid hair [and failing miserably]; it's watching the sunset together, and trying so desperately to memorize how the colors from the sky are making their face glow; it's standing up for them, even if they screwed up - because they're your friend, and what they did isn't worth giving up those uncontrollable giggles late at night; it's teaching each other how to grow up, and be mature, and learn from your mistakes; it's often going out of your comfort zone to do things that you might regret later, but you know will be worth it in the end; it's trying new recipes together and almost coughing it back up because you seriously needed to have had a recipe; it's always being there for each other when it counts.
  • being friends with a ravenclaw is: turning around in your seat during class, to look at them and roll your eyes simultaneously; coming up with new conspiracy theories about your favorite tv show; writing messages on each other's jeans and hands/arms, and getting in trouble with the teachers for not paying attention; it's not being afraid to tell them that they need to go back upstairs and change their outfit; it's not being afraid to give them the facts, and show them how it correlates with their circumstance; it's watching the stars together, and having a contest about who can spot the most constellations, before you both decide 'screw it,' and make up your own constellations - each with their own history and characterization; it's trying out new things together, whether it's completely foreign to the both of you, or just one of you - to please the other person and to gain their perspective; it's reading to each other late at night, while the other plays with your hair; it's always going above and beyond to keep your friendship alive.
  • being friends with a slytherin is: silent gestures and small smiles during the day, to let the other know you care about them; it's like finding a four-leafed clover - once you find it, you never let it go; it's throwing rocks in water and watching the ripples as they calm you; it's not being afraid to point out the bad qualities in each other, as well as the good, and have conversations about them; it's doing each others makeup and laughing so much that your eyeliner is all over the place, and you can forget about mascara; it's seeing who can sculpt the weirdest animal [with a backstory, please and thank you - along with its diet and habitat]; it's staying on the internet until dawn, and barely speaking, but giggling as you send each other memes; it's jumping on the bed to your favorite music while singing in a hairbrush; it's texting each other in near-tears, spilling your heart out, while the other listens and comforts you, and tells you all the reasons why you'll get through it, and how you don't need the person who is the source of your hurt; it's constantly picking each other up after someone's knocked you down; it's knowing that you have someone you can be completely bare-faced with, and know that they'll either cut all ties with you, or know that you have someone to love you for life.
  • being friends with a hufflepuff is: late-night talks about nothing and everything; sending each other baby hedgehog videos; hand-holding; seeing who can eat the most in one sitting [and then comforting each other the rest of the day, because oh my god who would even eat fifteen pieces of toast in their right mind]; sketching each other [and failing miserably]; lighting dozens of candles and laying down on the couch side-by-side, whilst your favorite instrumental record plays in the background; not being afraid of tear-stained clothes; sometimes having to pull all-nighters working through problems with each other, due to too much blatant and tactless honesty; always smiling at each other while you pass in the halls; always lending an ear when needed, even if you can't give advice; squealing at seeing their selfies, because oh my god, I am friends with the cutest little bean in the universe; making road-trip plans for the future; tripping over air while going on hikes together; drying flowers together; knowing that although they might have their head in the clouds, they will always come back down to earth just for you.

Jack Zimmermann joins a photography class/group at a library in Providence. He’s just known as Jack there. Maybe only like one person there knows that he is THE Jack Zimmermann and that’s only because of the registration. He makes sure to never wear any Falcs gear or Falcs colors

  • He keeps a low profile, he’s quiet but he offers up good critique. He has a good eye. A genuine desire and enthusiasm to become better. Everyone really likes him.
  • Slowly he becomes less nervous and anxious and more comfortable around the group. He’s not worried that he’s going to be judged or found out and given unfair treatment. 
  • And they notice. Because he laughs more. Even smiles. He lingers once sessions are over. Gets together for coffee when his schedule allows, both after sessions and on days off.
  • He starts bringing in things that Bitty made but he won’t get a chance to eat, or that Bitty made for him to bring.
  • He warns the group when he won’t be able to attend.
  • He slowly starts bringing in more photos, not just local scenery and geese.
  • He brings in photos he takes when he visits the Haus. When Bitty is visiting. When he’s on roadies. He doesn’t show any faces.
  • The photos of Bitty are of his hands. His back and shoulders. There’s a few neck down shots of him working in the kitchen in Jack’s apartment.
  • The group realizes how big a sign of trust this is.
  • Slowly the group puts together WHO Jack is. They each have a quiet oh moment and move on. They have a meeting outside of their meetings without Jack and agree that they really like the person that they’ve gotten to know and don’t want to spook him. They like Jack from Photo Group and don’t care that he’s Jack Zimmermann.
  • They also realize how important Bitty is to him, make the connection from the person in the photos and the baked goods he sometimes brings with him. Again it’s something they decide not to bring up.
  • They don’t say anything when Jack comes in late and tired, looking worse for wear after a game or a long flight. Don’t mention any injuries aside from wishing him a speedy recovery.
  • Jack eventually grows so comfortable that he brings Bitty with him. He doesn’t introduce him as his boyfriend but there’s an instant understanding with everyone in the room. They connect the photos and the baked goods and see the way the two act around each other and make ANOTHER vow. 
  • They love it when Bitty comes because Jack is always at his happiest and Bitty always brings baskets full of goodies. The first time he meets them he asks them all their likes and dislikes and the next time Bitty brings something for each of them.
  • It gets to the point where Bitty is sending Jack in with goodies for birthdays and such when he can’t make it and being like “This is from Eric, he’s sorry he couldn’t make it”
  • They love Jack and Bitty and don’t want to make things awkward and like it’s just an open secret. They know who Jack is and that his friend Eric is his boyfriend but they don’t say anything. And Jack and Bits don’t say anything to them.
  • Bitty invites them over to Jack’s apartment for a dinner party. Something he made for his vlog.
  • And of course because Bits is there he tweets about it and Instagrams it. And Jack Instagrams it. (He has two. One that’s for his photography and is personal and anonymous and one that’s his JZimms official account).
  • And after the party one of the members of the group is just scrolling through their phone when they’re at home/hanging out with friends/family and someone is like “IS THAT JACK ZIMMERMANN?” And they’re like “Yeah, he’s in my photography group.” And they’re just freaking out and the person from the group is like ???? He’s Jack from photo. He’s really chill. He always brings us treats and he’s got a really great eye and he gives really good critique.
Reader and Protective Friendship with the Jocks

Request: Are you tacking any requests? Di mind doing one where the reader is super close to “Jocks”. Like dempsey,Justin,Jeff Monty and them. they are just protective of her and even though some of are kind asses to other people and maybe don’t always treat all the girls right,they are just different around her and like they party together,she knows about Justin’s hard home life,she protective over zach when people do him wrong,she keeps Monty in line when he gets too angry,she helps Jeff with studying

 

A/N: This was fun to write, I hope you like it!

 

Warnings: Mentions of violence, mentions of possessiveness

 

Reader and Protective Friendship with the Jocks…

  • You had been friends with the schools jocks since the beginning of high school. Your mum was best friends with Monty’s mum, and so you’d grown up together, and even though you didn’t have the natural ability to be popular and everyone thought he was way out of your league for friendship, you’d always been very close

  • You’d met many of the other jocks stopping their fights with Monty. You had such an ability to read people. You were able to jump in the middle of a fight, say a few words and have the boys walk away as best friends. Jeff was the only one you didn’t have to convince into friendship
  • You’d been like your own little family ever since. You, Monty, Zach, Justin, Jeff, and the little ones that come along with that, like Alex and Clay. You knew about Justin’s home life, and Zach’s loneliness. You helped Jeff study when Clay wasn’t around and you kept Alex company when all the other boys were at sports

  • The adults in the school worried about you a little. One everyday high school student often crammed in the middle of a table of four to five jocks and their respective friends as well, who all had reputations, teachers got suspicious. They’d pull you aside all the time and ask questions, but you couldn’t be more sure that these boys would never do anything to hurt you or make you uncomfortable
  • You helped all of them drop their walls. Jeff was originally the only one who wasn’t standoffish or particularly concerned with his jock image. You gave them all a happy place, somewhere they could all just be, without any pressures or societal expectations. They all became much more affectionate and loving people with your presence

  • At parties one of them would always stay sober, or close to it, usually Jeff. That way there was always someone there for you if you needed, and someone who could make sure the whole group got home safely. At least one of them would be with you at all times of the night. They knew what the other jocks were like, and they would never risk leaving you by yourself while the others were around, not because they didn’t think you could take care of yourself, but because they didn’t think you should have to in the first place
  • At the end of the night Jeff would drive you all to the local 24/7 fast food shop. You’d all sit there trying as hard as possible not to seem noticeably drunk, as it was kinda obvious you were underage. This would usually just lead to a lot of giggling while you all ate and discussed whatever interesting things you’d learnt at the party. It was always Jeff who had the interesting stories, you figured that he was just someone people easily trusted

  • Monty would usually end up crashing at your house after these parties. He was the type of drunk who had to eat and then drink, and if he ate again after, he’d be asleep within half an hour. You were both super lucky that your mums saw only the friendship you two had, and not the hormones, because that meant you could easily get away with sleepovers. You’d usually be a little hungover the next morning, and you’d cuddle until one of your mums made you pancakes for breakfast, then it was back to acting like you hadn’t just been drunk off your face
  • Justin would often hang around the house with you and Monty too. You knew his home life wasn’t great, and you’d dropped hints to your parents that Justin didn’t like being at home sometimes, and so he was always welcome in your abode. He’d almost always eat your fridge out while he was there, but you didn’t mind, he was a teenage boy, you’d learnt from Monty just how much they could eat

  • After a couple years of convincing, you finally got your parents to agree to having all the boys over for a sleepover. It totally wasn’t the boys thing at all, but you could talk them into anything. You transformed your lounge room into a giant slumber party, trying to make as many little beds as you could, but needing to make a couple of share beds. You figured it didn’t matter though, after a few years with you these boys were the worlds stereotype of a boy anymore, they didn’t mind being close to each other.
  • Jeff would often invite Clay to your get togethers, and just your luck he was always the first to turn up. He was the first boy aside from Monty and Justin that your parents met, and his nervousness and awkwardness put them to ease of course. He helped you gain a little more trust from them, and you were super grateful for it

  • Your first ever date was actually with Clay, and even though he’s clearly harmless, you can bet that the jocks were sat a few tables away keeping an eye on you. As you began to go on dates with other people too they were always there, which was a blessing sometimes when your date was a total bore, because they always had a plan to sneak you out of there
  • The down side was that you felt obligated to go to all of their games. The plus was that half of the boys played basketball and half played baseball, which meant that you always had a couple boys to sit and keep you company no matter what. Aside from cheering boys on through the games, you tended to eat a lot while you were there. It was a good way to pass the time

  • And you can bet that although the boys are protective of you they never let you feel like you’re the odd one out in the group. They’ll have eating contests with you, and wrestle (a little more gently than usual) with you, they’ll try and get you to join basketball and baseball practices with the other boys
  • But then they also spoil you too. You get massages and back tickles and they play with your hair. You always have someone to drive you around, and sweet talk your parents and help you sneak out at night

  • There are a few mixed opinions on your relationship with the boys from other students. Some of them have a few not so nice things to say, and occasionally call you names and make rude accusations. The boys are always there to fix that though, and they all have a different approach. Zach and Jeff are a lot calmer, they’ll use their words, but you can bet that Justin and Monty are ready to go in with fists
  • Zach will often treat you to dinner dates. Nothing fancy, just at the local diner. He often tells you a hundred times during the night how grateful he is for you being there, because sometimes he feels everyone just wants to be seen near him and no one wants to actually know him, and you’re always there the assure him that you adore him and that he’s one of your best friends in the world

  • Jeff is the one who usually takes you out to do cute things. Go to carnivals, get ice-cream. Jeff will come and pick you up and you’ll spend the day together, no rushing around anywhere, just relaxing and travelling around the city together, always stopping to take cute photographs together
  • Justin just likes to hang around home with you. You’ll usually make a big dinner if you know he’s coming over, because he absolutely loves home cooked food and never gets it. You mostly just sit across the table from him and look on with heart eyes at how happy and grateful he is over something so simple. He also gets along great with your parents, and your dad (the cook of the family) loves that Justin’s always complimenting his cooking

  • You and Monty don’t ever really change, you still have the same relationship you had as kids, but now you’re older. You’ll bicker a lot between each other, steal each other’s food, be clique best friends and tease each other in front of your crushes, go to concerts together, take late night adventures. You’re so comfortable with each other you’ll just walk into the others house whenever you visit, there’s no need to knock or anything anymore
  • The boys all have their own levels of relationship with each other. It’s tense at first, since most of them met off the back of an almost fight. It doesn’t take them long though to grow close. Spending time with you they get to see each other’s flaws and relate to each other, and they actually grow super close super quickly

  • You’re a number one priority to them all. It’s a small group of people- you, Zach’s little sister, yours and Monty’s parents and not many others. They’ll protect you with everything that they are. You can guarantee someone so much as looks at you wrong and Monty has fists raised, Justin and Zach not far behind him if he needs support, and you and Jeff are left to calm them down
  • Being the one to get in their fights then means sometimes you come out of it with a little bruise. This usually makes the boys even angrier and your job harder, but you figure it’s just a part of interrupting a high school boys fight. You’re also then the one to ice the boys bruises and clean up any bloody cuts that they have. You usually take this time to lecture them, but when they give you their puppy eyes you can’t help but give in and just help them

  • The boys also worry about you getting hurt in everyday things. They watch you on stairs, during sport, when you’re driving, sliding around the house in socks. You’re always yelling at them for it, if you do hurt yourself you won’t shatter after all, and sometimes you just want a little bit of space, and maybe you do occasionally want a cool bruise to show off.
  • Overall your friendship with the jocks is so supportive and protective. You’re the only person aside from each other who they’ve let themselves get close to. You’re like a little family and they’d do anything to keep you safe and make sure that no one ever hurts you


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Dating Calum Would Include

◇ “Can we get a dog?”

◇"We already have three Cal"

◇"But the third one is lonely"

◇Tracing his tattoos

◇Taking care of him after he gets wasted

◇Drunk Calum hitting on you

◇"You’re hot, wanna go out sometime?“

◇"First off, that’s a horrible way to ask a girl out. And second, I’m already your girlfriend?”

◇Non-sexual showers together

◇Him accidentally getting shampoo in your eye

◇"Please don’t go blind, I’m sorry"

◇Going on the wildest adventures together

◇Listening to him play the piano and guitar

◇"No Calum, the boys can’t come"

◇Running your fingers through his hair when cuddling

◇Going out to the park to kick around the football

◇Play wrestling

◇Snapping cute candids of him without his knowledge

◇Him later scrolling through your phone and finding them

◇"When did you take these?“

◇Playing FIFA

◇"How do you get your hair to grow so fast? You were literally bald like yesterday?? What is your secret??”

◇Make out sessions on the couch

◇Him absolutely adoring you and everything you do

◇Him constantly bragging about you to his friends

◇Stealing his shirts

◇Funny twitter convos

◇Him playing you small samples of upcoming songs

◇Not being the usual lovey dovey couple

◇Strangers wondering whether you’re together or just best friends

◇Daring each other to do stupid stuff

◇Getting matching tattoos

◇Being 100% comfortable around each other

◇Him constantly stopping to pet dogs he see’s on the street

◇Gossiping/spilling tea about other celebrities together

◇Throwing shade together

◇Him being grumpy when he’s tired

◇Being trapped underneath him when cuddling

◇Poking him to wake up bc he’s literally squashing you

◇Eventually giving up because he could sleep through World War Three

◇Telling each other your deepest secrets

◇Neither of you being able to sleep, so going out on a mini road trip at 2 am

◇"MALUM IS REAL"

All The Small Things 2

Whenever Tom shows up just to see Star, he’s always dressed formally and in a suit.

((This is especially noticeable in Mr Candle Cares, because it’s clear the only reason he changed into his suit WAS just to see Star))

Although upon visiting Marco, he’s perfectly fine wearing his normal garb.

Might not seem like much, but i think you can assume that he wants Star to think highly of him and continue to see him in a good light by dressing well.

He does think highly of Star’s opinion of him, so it kinda makes sense he wants to continue to seem impressive.

He might have not dressed up to visit Marco because at this point Marco and him are more of acquaintances and he has no need to impress Marco (Who he knows isn’t a big fan of him right now).

But maybe it’s also possible Tom is much more comfortable being his normal self around Marco that he feels no need to try to be someone he’s not simply to make Marco tolerate like him.

Maybe in more future episodes Tom and Marco will express more comfort towards each other, they already state they still hang out and clearly have grown to enjoy the other’s presence enough to do so on a regular basis:

I hope we get to see them hang out and grow closer in future episodes, watching these two enjoy one another’s presence and be able to be open with each other is just refreshing to watch.

Whatever you do don’t think about how Phil basically watched Dan grow up, how he watched him mature from the 18 year old obsessed with placenta to the 25 year old with well formed opinions and thoughts.

Don’t think about how Dan and Phil probably have had fights that ended with one in tears and the other one comforting them.

Don’t think about how Dan probably watch Phil during late lonely nights where he thought he was better off dead.

Don’t think about how Dan helped Phil through so many things in life.

Don’t think about how much trust they have in that friendship and how they probably know everything about each other.

Don’t think about how they have made a life and career together, don’t fucking think about it.

anonymous asked:

if jk and jm really were dating, could u give us ur opinion on how/when u think they romantically started getting involved?? I never really here people talking about their friendship before and the lead up

If jikook are really dating (key word: if!!), I have a few theories about them and when or how they got together. I think it’s one of those things I imagine a lot because of how much I ship them. But I’ll share my most realistic theories (once again stressing this post is for fun, not saying jikook are actually real). This is really long (it also took me hours bc tumblr crashed 2 times when making it smh). 

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I’m legit crying over Kara right now because she’s so alone. Alex is now spending more time with Maggie (which I don’t blame her for of course, she deserves to be happy with Maggie and have all the things that she missed out on before). She’s still tense with James and Winn about the whole guardian thing. Cat’s gone. Mon-el has feelings for her that she doesn’t want to deal with. She has no one. 

Except Lena. Which is why I’m looking forward to them getting closer because they both need a friend so much, they need each other and even if it isn’t romantic I still need to see their relationship grow and allow them to find comfort and familiarity within each other.

anonymous asked:

WHATS YOUR VIEW ON 2012!? YOU REALLY THINK THEY DIDNT HAVE A FALLING OUT ITS SO CLEAR THOUGH

Plain and simple:

They did not have a falling out in 2012.

This might be really long so buckle up because I’ve got a lot to say for you on why “2012″ was NOT a bad year for them. 

There’s a thing called “The Honeymoon Phase” sound familiar?
In psychology The Honeymoon Phase lasts about 2 years between a relationship. This honeymoon phase is when you’re basically obsessed with someone, you’re constantly together, you love them to bits. Basically, you never want to leave their side. AKA, the beginning of a relationship if you will.

(Also studies show that you can go back into The Honeymoon Phase after periods of time with the same person. Reasons why they’re closer than ever lately? And have been like that since 2016? Possibly two more years of The Honeymoon Phase? theorists explain)

Near the end of 2009 they meet for the first time. And you can say whatever you want about them in 2009, but it was what sparked The Honeymoon Phase. In 2010 their friendship flourished to the point of Dan going to university in Manchester to be closer to Phil. In 2011, they’re living together. 

And then comes the “dreaded” 2012. 2 years after knowing each other.
Nothing happened in 2012 between them. They didn’t get bored of each other, they didn’t drift apart, they were still as close as ever. Just that The Honeymoon Phase had ended. It was also when they realized that YouTube is kind of becoming more of “a thing”, they’re getting paid from it, might as well to take it seriously. So they did. They wanted themselves to be known and work hard for their oblivion that was their success. Not because of each other. 

You could also see it as kind of competition between the two to see who would grow more in popularity with the differences in their personalities. You have Phil describing why he was a weird kid vs. why Dan got fired from his job. They both had their growing channels, they both had their jobs as YouTubers. They helped each other sure, but they’re not just a conjoined working unit. 

Now, here comes the question of “how come they didn’t out themselves if it was real?” WHY SHOULD THEY? This was 2012, not everyone was as accepting back then as they are now, and even now in 2017 people still aren’t as accepting as they should be. YouTube was their professional life, telling stories on the internet. It was how they got paid to pay for their cereal and milk in the mornings.

How many times have we gotten the Internet spiel? “everything you do online stays there forever, think about what you post” 
Literally, all the damn time. 

I’ve dug through their twitter and tumblr archives enough to know that Dan and Phil are strict on this rule. They have every right to be. How would you feel if you had over a million people peeping into your window every second of every day, just because you said something that intrigued others? They do this enough already. But for it being 2012, that’s fucking intimidating. 

“But how come they kept denying Phan?” Because that’s their personal life. Whether they’re together or not we have no say in that matter. Yes maybe “no homo howell” did rise and they brought up girls more than ever, but that’s because they were scared. They grew tougher shells, Phil became “innocent” because he never talked about anything, while Dan made a “macho fuck boy” kind-of-a-dick-at-times face just so they could have people shut about about “Is Phan Real?”

When you’re in love with someone of the same sex, you don’t get to have a say sometimes. Especially in the media realm where people judge your every move. When friends and family could be at stake because of what their son has said online to a platform in front of thousands. It wasn’t a harmful thing it what they did and what they said, but it was for protection of themselves. To stay roommates, to keep their jobs at the BBC, and to stay close to one another. Their brand new and terrifying job would have been shut down if people knew “they were gay” and you know it. They had that fear of their radio show not working out for this exact reason. (They didn’t have to say it you can just tell) They moved to London on a very short budget in a short amount of time and were probably on borderline of debt for a while because they were trying so so hard to manage and keep their views growing. 

When you look back, they ended nearly every liveshow together back when they first started doing them. They talked about personal means all the time. They made milk shakes and hot chocolate, answered questions about family christmas time, told stories as kids. They never drifted apart they just grew that face they wanted to share. They ended them like this because they’re each other’s comfort; when the numbers grew large and the questions started to filter back to that dreaded subject.

People tend to forget that Dan Howell and Phil Lester are actual people too. Who have credit cards and bills to their name. That have family and talk to their parents when they have problems. They have feelings and mess up constantly. But they also have each other. 

Furthermore, I truly believe in 2013 times were getting rough for them. Not in 2012. 

Not because of each other. But because they were stressed maybe. They were losing friends, and battles against other youtubers. Their own audience brought up questions they didn’t want to answer. Dan’s own brother got bullied by his own audience because Dan didn’t answer questions he didn’t want to answer. 

You can say those times were bad but it’s because it’s your own fault haha. They don’t stand on pedestal, they’re not celebrities with managers and security (well maybe now they are) but back then they weren’t like that. It was just each other having to fend off literally a million people because that year was when they both hit 1 MILLION subscribers. And back in 2012-13 that was A HUGE MILESTONE, and still is. 

So they had to build up walls, and distant each other, and proclaim that they’re not sewn at the hip back then because they had to protect themselves. They didn’t fall out, because if they did, one of them would have moved out. 

They wouldn’t be where they are today. Finally comfortable in what they do and say and how they act. It’s a long cringy road if you look back, mistakes were made. But they were still just growing into a career that would soon be the best dream job they could ever have. 

And honestly, their friendship is one that is hard to find.

TLDR: Dan and Phil did not have a falling out in 2012 because they’re each other’s security blanket. Dan had never had a true best friend until he met Phil. They never drifted apart, they just made YouTube more of a professional platform so their friends and family wouldn’t judge as harshly as what they do for a living, along with businesses and audience members. They had to keep their jobs at the BBC without all the backstory of “being more than best friends” if that’s the case. They had to “distance” themselves online to keep themselves safe. And honestly, it was probably the best strategy they ever did in my opinion. Because, I mean, just look at them:

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anonymous asked:

I headcanon Lena as a big nerd, just as much as Katie so I think she would love Star Wars quite a lot. I bet she has thought about naming her children Luke and Leia, especially because it works with the whole L.L. thing. I don't know if Kara would like that though

Or… If they had a daughter they could name her Lexa. It would be a cute tribute to both Alex and Lex. It would work better if Lex wasn’t bad but still cute

lena luthor is the biggest nerd you’ll ever meet

she’s so ridiculously passionate about it and everything she likes and it’s incredible funny (and annoying) to let her and winn together (nobody will ever forget that one incident where they had a discussion of epic proportions of which was better, star wars or star trek (lena won, star wars is better) or that one time they spent two consecutive game nights without talking to each other because they had a disagreement when they were playing a video game).

lena quoting all the classics (movies and literature alike) and giving herself peep talks based on speeches from her favorite characters.

don’t tell anyone but she has a collection of star wars themed stuff. like mugs, posters, action figurines, shirts (her favorite is one with darth vader, he’s pointing and “the empire needs you” is written underneath him)… at one point she briefly considered trying to build her own version of the millennium falcon but that rly didn’t turn out well for her.

when she’s younger, when being a luthor isn’t so bad, when lex still hasn’t turned mad, she wants to have twins so she can name them luke and leia, where they’ll be loved and cared for, will know the best things in life and won’t ever go a day without love and attention, won’t have to discover what’s it like to grow up without their parents.

she grows up and the name luthor starts getting more infamous, harder to bear, and when lex turns mad, she mourns for the children she never had and thinks she won’t ever have, because she’ll never want for their children to suffer like she’s suffering just because of their last name.

she meets kara and she discovers how it is to be loved, appreciated and cared for. she finds out the wonderful feeling of someone loving you because of you are, despite of your flaws. she rediscovers the feeling of being teased in a loving manner, something she only had with lex - her lex, the one from before - and kara’s “you’re such a nerd, lee” always gives her a rush, makes her heart beat faster and her cheeks blush, even if she acts annoyed (everyone can see she’s fighting off a smile)

she and kara grow more intimate, more comfortable, and by this points they know basically everything there’s to know about each other.

when kara found out she wanted to have twins so she could name them luke and leia, she laughed and called lena cute. when she found out lena’s motives and how she had given up on it, her gaze grew impossibly serious and sad. she gathered lena in her arms and hugged her fiercely, as tightly as she dared.

later, when they’re already cuddling in bed, kara hesitates a moment before saying “we could name him luke… if we had a son. but i was thinking about lexa, in case we had a daughter. you know, because of alex and um.. lex”

lena feels like her heart stopped beating and she doesn’t know how long she stays without breathing, but the next things she knows is she has already turned around and has her face pressed in kara’s shoulder, her tears soaking the blonde’s shirt. she murmurs a soft “thank you” and kara responded by squeezing her just a bit tighter, a movement that at this point lena knows mean ‘you’re welcome’, ‘anything for you’ and 'i love you’ combined, but also so many others things that neither are capable of putting into words.

10

Dear Sterofam,
All in all, no matter how disappointed I am in the finale, this ship was so important to me. And no matter what the writers did or didn’t imply, we watched Caroline grow into herself and we watched Stefan find someone worth fighting for. We saw them go from friends to best friends, to girlfriend/boyfriend, to fiances, to being actual canon husband and wife. We got a canon “I will love you forever”. I choose to believe that they find each other again, I will take comfort in the fact that we got our June Wedding.

I will choose to forever love my broody, Bon Jovi loving, hero-haired saint, and my insecure neurotic control freak on crack.

I will always remember the girl he was always willing to wait for. The girl he overlooked for so long, who became his better than true love.

I will always remember the new mystery guy and the girl that was by his side when he needed a friend, made him laugh, made him dance, and told him that he would find love again..

❤❤❤

My Top 5 Captain Canary Moments

I’ve been thinking a lot about my favorite Captain Canary moments, sooo I decided to rank them, because why not?

5) The bar fight – It’s hard putting any of these moments at the bottom because I love them all so much. This is the scene in which I fell for Captain Canary. The challenge in her tone and expression with, “Wanna dance, Leonard?” The way he lingers over his words, telling her he’ll watch, and the intensity in his gaze as he follows through on that. The genuine, almost soft smile when she starts fighting and he looks at Mick like, “This woman is pretty awesome.” Seriously, I’ve watched the show just looking for genuine smiles out of him. He doesn’t have many. Leonard is intrigued and a bit enamored already, and Sara trusts him, enough to invite him to dance when she was clearly fine dancing alone, enough to let him hold her open drink, enough to stay out of the fight when she had it, enough to back her up when she needed it.

4) That’s not you anymore – Where do I even start with this one? I mean, okay. They’ve been bickering and bantering and using nicknames all episode, and he’s already been sort of working toward this, but when it comes down to the wire, “Sara, don’t do it.” His voice is rough, sincere, and he uses her name, her first name. I’m not saying it’s the first time he’s done it, but it’s definitely intentional here. He’s not talking to the assassin, the fighter, the White Canary. He’s talking to Sara, telling her something he believes, something he knows she needs to hear. “That’s not you anymore,” he says. She listens. This is the moment that made me finally create a Captain Canary blog and start writing.

3) The kiss – I’ve said some of this before, but it’s worth repeating. This kiss is something of a goodbye, something of apology. Each of them put as much as they can of themselves into it, given the circumstances. You can see it, in their eyes, their necks; this kiss is desperation followed and preceded by memorizing the moment they know will be their last together. Why isn’t it higher in my list? Well, it hurts, for one. It’s a goodbye, for another. The rest of these moments are beginnings, in their way, growing closer. This one’s the end, for now. Still, though, it’s a kiss, an emotional one at that, and I’m glad we got one.

2) Freezing – Tropes abound here, which is the first point in its favor. Sara and Leonard are trapped together and freezing to death. They’ve still got barriers between them, like they do with everyone, but they’re coming down. They talk about death, about beginnings, the people who matter to them. When it gets too cold to talk—sometime after Leonard gives Sara his jacket off-screen, I might add—Sara leans against him and pulls him close. It’s only comfort, emotional and physical, but Sara seeks it out, and Leonard allows it, and I’m a disaster okay?? They’re already getting to know each other, already growing close, but I think this moment goes a long way toward pulling down the walls they keep up between themselves and everyone else.

1) Me, and you, and me and you – I will NEVER be over this conversation, okay?? Never. Okay. So Leonard knows he’s messed up. He comes bringing cards and conversation, hoping maybe she needs either a distraction or to talk things through, because he could use one or both, but in this moment, questioning his life, even knowing he messed things up with her, Sara is the one he seeks out. He leads with an apology, Snart style. And then, okay, here’s part of why this conversation gets me so much; Leonard uses the flimsiest excuse to segue into talking about their potential future together. You know Leonard has to have regrets; hell, we saw him try to change his own past. But here, he ignores all those, instead using it as an excuse to turn the conversation. “It’s the things I didn’t do that keep me up at night.” His words that follow are innocent enough; it’s the tone and the expression that let Sara know he’s talking about a future together.

for me, and you, and me and you.

He’s considered their future, decided he wanted it, and intentionally sought out a chance to broach the idea with Sara. For someone with as many walls as Leonard Snart, someone who doesn’t do touchy-feely, to intentionally start a relationship talk? Hell. And on top of that, as upset and distracted as Sara is, she doesn’t say no. She says he’d better be one hell of a thief. She challenges him, says something she knows will encourage him to keep trying.

Both of them are interested in a future together, and after this conversation, they both know it. The timing sucked, and season two didn’t fix it, but you know what?

I still think about their future. Always will.

anonymous asked:

Shisui, Itachi, or Sasuke (and a brief explanation pls!)? If the Uchiha Massacre didn't happen, who would: have gotten married first? have fallen in love first? Have kids first? get annoying with bragging about their s/o? host family get-togethers? Play match-maker for the single ones? If married, who was his best man? How did the other one feel about not being best man? Do the others like his spouse? Do their s/os get along? Sorry if there are too many questions! Answer what you feel like!

Okay, these three are some of my boys, and I love anything that’s a Non Uchiha Massacre AU, and I really do like this ask! 

Originally posted by annalovesfiction

Marriage:

  • 1st: Itachi. Mainly because out of the three he would be most accepting of settling down early, and would benefit by going into that lifestyle early on. Itachi’s never really been the bachelor-life type, he’d rather be with someone and be settled down than living the free life of a bachelor, so he’d probably be the first to get married. But by no means does this imply that he’s constantly in a relationship; he’s probably one of those people who has maybe three relationships throughout his life, and once he’s found that person he wants to be with forever, then he’ll marry them relatively early.
  • 2nd: Shisui. He would definitely enjoy some time as a bachelor where he doesn’t have to care about anyone, but himself, and he can just do his thing and enjoy life. He’s more capable of letting loose and actually enjoying this stage of life in comparison to Itachi, so that’s why he spends more time in this phase; Shisui really does benefit from this stage in the long run. Though I can definitely see Shisui having one of those “We were friends with benefits but then one morning I woke up and I realized I loved them and dammit these things never work right…” things happen to him, honestly. Probably ends up marrying that person. I feel like Shisui would have a longer bachelor stage, but a short relationship stage, and him and his S/O are ‘officially’ together for maybe a year and then they get engaged/married.
  • 3rd: Sasuke. First off he’s the youngest by a good amount of years, so chronologically it’s not surprising he’s the last to get married, but I also feel like his personality kinda stunts him from getting into relationships in general, so that also prolongs his stage as a bachelor. It’s not that people don’t want to be with him, but he just has a hard time surrendering that independence and making himself vulnerable to another person, so it takes a bit for him to be comfortable enough and have enough faith in a person to get into a relationship with them. I also feel like he would be in a relationship for a rather long time before proposing, like 3+ years, if not longer.

Fall in Love:

  • 1st: Shisui. He’s the most average in his love life honestly. Out of the three, he probably has the most, like “puppy love.” That’s not the right word, but he’s more likely to be someone to love little bits and pieces of just random people he knows; it’s not the genuine love he’ll have for his end S/O, but it’s still love, ya feel? Like you loved your high school boyfriend/girlfriend, but there’s no way you’d want to spend the rest of your life with them?? Also he hooks up the most out of the three, so idk what you want to do with that, but it’s most fitting for this category.
  • 2nd: Itachi. Okay, if we are being fair, Itachi was the first to fall in genuine love. If Itachi is in a relationship, then he truly cares and loves the person, and it’ll be something that lasts for a while. He probably didn’t really date until his 20’s, so he never really went through the stage where relationships only lasted a short time period.
  • 3rd: Sasuke. Again, it takes Sasuke a while to become comfortable with a another person romantically, so he’s that last to fall in love solely because of that.

Children:

  • 1st/2nd: Shisui and Itachi: I can see them both having children right around the same time tbh. Both of them are totally open to having a family, and honestly excited, so I feel like they would both have children relatively early on. Plus since their kids are born right around each other, they can try and survive parenthood together and their babies can grow up together, how sweet. There’s a few difference between the two of them though.
    • Itachi’s child was definitely planned and happened after him and his S/O were married. He’d also probably only have one, maybe two kids.
    • Shisui’s more likely to have a child outside of marriage, and it’s one of those “oh shit,” moments. Nonetheless, he doesn’t really care, he’s okay with having a baby; his baby’s gonna be amazing regardless. Also, he’s not really one to plan for kids even after him and his S/O are married, if they happen, they happen. He’s more likely to have three or so kids.
  • 3rd: Sasuke. Definitely waited until he was married to have kids in hopes that they would grow up in a more stable environment.  He’ll only want one child, honestly, and put everything into the one child. He thought about having a second, but decided against it, just because he wanted to make sure that his first baby had everything that they needed. Probably had his baby later in life too, because he wanted deal with everything within himself before bringing a child into the world and having to focus on solely them.  He just didn’t want them to suffer, because he was still dealing with personal issues and he wasn’t able to dedicate enough time to them.

Bragging about S/O

  • Shisui brags about his S/O and Sasuke can get annoyed with it. Itachi doesn’t really care; he probably knows Shisui’s S/O well. Shisui doesn’t even do it to annoy anyone, he’s just really proud of his S/O.

Hosting Get Togethers

  • Shisui hosts the big things where there are a lot of people coming over and it’s a lively event, especially after everyone has kids. Shisui’s home’s really warm and welcoming and he’s the most welcoming and jovial of the three, so he took on this role.
  • Itachi will have the small things where it’s maybe just 6 or so people, mainly the adults too.
  • Sasuke’s a bad host, so no parties at his house.

Best Man

  • Itachi and Shisui were each other’s Best Man, because they’re are the best bros ever. Sasuke really didn’t care that much, because he already kinda figured that these two would do this from the get go.
  • Sasuke had Naruto, because without Naruto he wouldn’t where he is in life, and he probably wouldn’t even be getting married. Shisui and Itachi are just happy that Sasuke found someone who’s pushed past Sasuke and all this Sasuke-traits and decided to marry the kid.

S/O

  • I see all of their S/O’s getting along, honestly. Especially Shisui and Itachi’s, because they’ve probably known each other for a while, just because of Shisui and Itachi’s friendship. They probably went on double dates a lot and their kids play together, so they’re a tight knit family. I can totally see their S/Os end up being best friends too; imagine them talking about their husbands. omg.
    • “I told Itachi that he needed to go to the eye doctor and get new glasses, but he’s being stubborn and not admitting that his eyes are terrible. The kids were playing down the hall yesterday, and he couldn’t tell which one was which bc they were both turned around and wearing matching shirts. And if not being able to tell your children apart isn’t enough to make him go get a new prescription, I don’t know what is…”  
    • “Oh my God, I swear I think not taking care of your eyes is an Uchiha thing. Shisui needs to get new contacts; but he won’t go either for some odd reason. He wore the same pair of contacts for four days straight without taking them out, and I had to threaten to take them out myself, because I was worried that they were going to get infected or something.”
    • “So that’s why his eyes were so red a couple days ago…”
    • *eye roll* “Yes. Why don’t we just send them there together; that’s the only way, and we can’t have them going blind, that would be a mess…”
  • When Sasuke finally got a S/O, I can see all of them being welcoming to them and trying to help the adjust to all things Uchiha, because adjusting to this mess of the family can take some time, but I mean, it’s worth it.
Klance Fic List Part 1

This took me forever to do and this is only part 1 of many more fics. Happy Reading!!! 

Klance

 Completed fics:

 Indispensable

This is filled with some Langst and a good load of Soft Klance to make up for it. Lances make a decision to save everyone and it doesn’t end well.

 Altean Human

I’m really loving this Altean Lance trope that’s going around. This story is short, but pretty good. There’s a bit of Klance, but the focus is on Lance finding out about himself. 

Magic Me Some Love

If you like fantasy then this story is perfect. It’s major slow burn Klance, but it’s worth every minute. Lance is a magician and Keith is Galra and they pretty much must learn to deal with each other. Everyone has a part in this tale and everyone is developed so well.

Lions in Cages

Really sweet Klance. Mostly just talking between the two of them, but still really good Klance. 

Cliff’s Edge

Lance and Keith go on a mission and it doesn’t end well for them. Lots of Klangst and way too many close calls, but as always they tough it out together.

Stay Awake

Klangst in this one, but it’s too good not to pass up. We get to experiences Lance developing emotions for Keith. And of course the lovely notion of them having to sit and talk it out. 

Bargaining

I really wish this one continued to cause it just leaves you in so much pain. We get to see Lance take the lead and protect his loved ones. It hurts, but still a good story.

Make Me Your Home

Art fic! The artwork really gives the story a great visually view. Keith and Lance learn about each other and slowly grow closer. They face lots of adorable moments together and serious situations, but each one brings them closer.

A Heart Like Yours is Hard to Find

Lance once again sacrifices himself for him the team and Keith is not happy about it. At least thing end well for them, but not without a bit of Langst.

I Will Sacrifice for You

Good Klance, but also some Lancelot. If you are comfortable there are a few dark themes in this story. All tags are in the fic, so read before going in. It’s a really good story and we get to see Keith fight for Lance and lots of Langst.

Our members are playful and really nice. We have so much fun when we are together, and because we’ve been living and growing up together since we were trainees, we feel comfortable with each other. What made SONEs and we stay together for such a long time was our expressing how much we care for and love our fans. I think this is the reason why I love my fans so much, and probably the same reason why they love me so much as well. Also, we have been sincere with each other. We may have language and communication barriers because we don’t speak the same language, but I still deeply feel them, and I’ve tried to express that as much as possible. I’ll do my best when I’m on stage to repay them.
—  Taeyeon for DailyNews, on SNSD’s long-lasting bond and their relationship with SONE, June 2017.
Prompt List

Here’s a masterlist of all the prompts we’ve received so far. 

Crossed out prompts have already been selected and are being turned into fics! 

We want to thank everyone who’s taken the time to come up with an idea and send it our way. Your prompts are the heart of the Exchange. Without them our lovely authors wouldn’t get to write all those beautiful fics. So, please, keep them coming!

You haven’t sent anything yet? Don’t worry, there’s still time. We’ll be receiving prompts until Feb. 26.  Don’t be afraid to inspire us!


Prompt List:

  • Prompt 1: I’d like an AU with Peeta as a single dad with a kid who’s always getting in trouble. Katniss is the kid’s teacher. Love follows :) [submitted by Anonymous]
  • Prompt 2: Before the Quarter Quell. The victors decide to include Katniss and Peeta in their plans for the rebellion. [submitted by Anonymous]
  • Prompt 3: Historical everlark (Georgian or Victorian era) and with Peeta as a ‘reformed rake’ and a jealous Katniss at one point… an E rating would be the icing on the cake(!) thank you so much for what you do!❤️ [submitted by Anonymous]

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I seriously cannot believe this chapter even happened! I haven’t been keeping up with the manga so I thought of checking out the Tokyo Ghoul tag and then I see this!!! At first I thought it was a fanmade drawing, then I went to check out the manga and its CANNONNNN!!!!!

This entire chapter is beautiful! It shows two people craving each other for love and coming together. This is not hentai, get your mind out of the gutter people. This is making love, there is so much emotion and tenderness about this chapter. The way Kaneki didn’t pull away from Touka’s kiss and wanted more. This boy, now a man has suffered so much and he craves love. Genuine love and Touka can give him that.

I love how shy and awkward he is when he is touching her and trying to take off her bra. But he is also so gentle with her and making sure she feels comfortable. She is also caring and loving towards him, she makes sure he doesn’t feel awkward too. Giving him kisses and showing him that he is loved.

This is how sex should be, two people coming together and being totally vulnerable with each other. Revealing themselves and devoting themselves to each other. The last panel of them lying together, or should I say Kaneki lying down on Touka’s lap is so precious. I hope their love grows stronger, because Touka is now is strength. He has someone to live for and she lives for him. I hope these two will get a happy ending.

This chapter is beautiful and I’m happy Kaneki gets something good for once.