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The First Time With Jeon Jungkook

Originally posted by syeons

Genre: romance/fluff
Pairing: Jungkook/You
Length: 12203 words
Summary: This a series based on all of your first times with Jungkook from your childhood till when you both reach adult hood.

PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 PART 5 /PART 6


THE FIRST TIME YOU KISSED

“You tell me Y/N, do you want this?” he brushes his thumb over your cheek “Do you want to kiss me?”

Before you could ever give your response to him, reality hits the shameless boy like a train. What was he thinking when he asked you such a question? His sudden tendency to take your feelings for granted by working his moves on you, wasn’t how he ever wanted it to be. He was curious and quite greedy about having the chance to win your first kiss. Was it still like a competition for him? Was he toying with you or was he being serious?

Jungkook was your best friend and his intentions were never ill to begin with. You knew from day one, when he held your hand and decided to be your friend back then in kindergarten, that he was anything but harmful. You were well aware of the fact that he could be trusted, and all these years of friendship proved that he was a keeper. Maybe you could trust him? But what would it change? Only jungkook had the answers and decisions to take in this very moment, yet he suddenly stepped away from you

What am I doing, right now? Jungkook would suddenly ask himself as he eyed your lips up-close for the first time in his life

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Sherlock characters Hogwarts houses (Opinion list)

Always that disclaimer of “disagree If you must, just don’t think I care enough to argue about it”. Enjoy.

Slytherin…

Sherlock: I’ve gone over this many times but I guess I’ll go over it once again. A lot of people assume that he is a Ravenclaw because he’s smart. False. Sherlock Holmes is a textbook Slytherin. Yes he’s smart, but he’s smart about what HE likes to know. In the books for example he doesn’t care to even know that earth revolves around the sun & he even goes as far to say that he doesn’t care to even remember the fact. A Ravenclaw would NOT act like that. Sherlock is just a snarky, sarcastic, SOB who has very singleminded goals and aspirations. He isn’t a bookworm if the book doesn’t pertain to what he’s doing at the moment.

Mycroft Holmes: He’s fantastic for a sarcastic one liner. He’s like Sherlock but he’s even more of an asshole in my opinion. He and Sherlock constantly try to one up each other, but they don’t have similar goals necessarily so it never gets too rough. Totally a Slytherin.

Mary Watson: Two words… DECEIVED EVERYONE. She’s fantastic. Also very resourceful and has straightforward goals / aspirations.

Gryffindor…

John Watson: He’s brave, daring & it takes a bit of recklessness to follow after Sherlock. Absolutely brilliant friend. I just feel like Gryffindors would do the John thing and just make faces if they disagreed 😂

Greg Lestrade: Also a very obvious Gryffindor. Courageous and daring. He’s very friendly and seems like he would be popular with other humans.

Hufflepuff…

Mrs. Hudson: She’s just a cute little puff. Ya gotta love Mrs. Hudson. Fave. PLUS she just kind of loves Sherlock & that’s just a cute little like family Slytherin/hufflepuff thing ya feel ❤️

Mixed houses…

Molly Hooper: This is only based on the show BECAUSE THERE IS NO MOLLY HOOPER IN THE FREAKING BOOKS. Anyways… she’s like a mix between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. She’s absolutely brilliant at what she does so I’ll credit that to Ravenclaw. She’s got hufflepuff traits too though like she’s loyal (even when Sherlock is awful to her lol), she’s a hard worker, she’s V PATIENT (with Sherlock again lol). Like idk she’s both in my mind. She doesn’t fit in just one house.

Jim Moriarty: This is gonna be an unpopular opinion to many because he’s the bad guy… but I wouldn’t say he’s 100% Slytherin. Like yes his goal is to beat Sherlock, but he’s kinda brilliant and he’s got the cocky thing from Gryffindor. So like he’s a Gryffindor/Slytherin/Ravenclaw. He’s so calculated and ingenious, but again he’s a cocky bastard & he’s very straightforward with his goals aka he has one goal in a sense.

Squibs…

Anderson and Sally: I loath them. They don’t deserve to go to Hogwarts.

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There was nothing like being on tour in Europe with the people you loved most. For Shawn, the people he loved were able to follow him wherever he goes. His family who would visit him at least one week during each leg of the tour. His loyal and loving fans would catch him on the streets of any city. And let’s not forget about his team/best friends: Geoff, Andrew, Tom, and Brian, who were basically his brothers. Yet, as he sat in that comfortable couch in front his best friends, there was something clouding his mind. 

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Gray’s Goodbye

Hello everyone.

First of all, I would like to apologize deeply for being completely absent from the blog. I have been adjusting to many changes in my life, and overall just experiences many incredible and not so incredible things. All in all, I was just living life.

To be frank, I haven’t given my 100% to this blog. Even around the last time I was active, I was feeling disconnected and losing the initial passion I felt towards the blog, as terrible as it sounds. And I know that might change your opinion of me, but I would like to be honest with you.

This blog has helped me realize a lot of wonderful things about myself. I have had so many unforgettable experiences here, including writing and talking to you all and just enjoying the things I love. I loved getting to know Kat, Kain, Fits, and Morgyn, even if it felt brief.

What I am trying to say is, through this last school year I have changed entirely as a person. I’ve realized that being an admin is not something I want. I’m not even sure if being apart of the tumblr community is something I want anymore. I felt like this a few months ago, even confiding in the other admins and ultimately deciding to give myself time in case I changed my mind.

I made up excuses, telling myself I was too busy to engage in the blog. When in honesty, I am now on summer vacation with free time on my hands and I just don’t see myself writing here anymore. In fact, I might just leave tumblr altogether if I really think about it.

A lot of this is rambling, and I am sure hardly anyone is reading this. In fact, I’ve been gone so long, I’m sure hardly anyone remembers who Admin Gray is. 

Point blank, I am saying goodbye.

Like I said, I have enjoyed this blog and created so many essential moments that will last forever in the crevices of my mind. I’ve grown as a writer, a fan, and a person. The people I’ve met, the friends that I had, and the work that I created with my fingers (unbelievably of course) will always hold a special place in my heart.

I just think back on this last year.

I experienced new changes. I’ve had some family struggles, school has been a large beast to conquer, and I was involved in my first serious relationship (which began suddenly and ended abruptly all at once). Through it all, I would come back and just lurk in the shadows, secretly admiring the blog and feeling like the supporter of the blog that I used to be. And I was okay with that.

And I hope you’re all okay with it too.

Gray will be a persona I leave behind. If I am active on my personal blog or on another blog in general, it will be as myself and using another name. I also removed The Lost Boys from this blog (which I am also deeply apologetic about). It is just that one piece of work I cannot leave behind and incomplete. If I were to repost it, too, it would just cause a lot of problems if I am using a different name and it would seem like I was plagiarizing myself. So if somewhere in the distant future, I revamped The Lost Boys, it is me as well haha.

Lastly, to end this horrific and long goodbye (probably no one read this far) I just want to thank you all for letting me be apart of something so splendid. I still remember last summer, when I was sitting at my lunch table during my summer classes. I checked my email, saw my first ever message from Kat, and felt as if I were going to burst from joy. I remember posting my first ever work like it was yesterday (News Flash). I remember my favorite scenarios that I wrote (Erase Me, To Be Brave, and Kiss Away the Pain). I remember everything. And this was just a beautiful and great chapter in the book of my life, one that is marked and forever cherished. So thank you all, for being there for me. 

Thank you Kat, for accepting me and being there to guide me. Thank you Kain, I always enjoyed talking to you and I found you very charming and friendly. Thank you Fits, you were always sweet to me and I enjoyed talking to you. Morgyn, you’re so wonderful and I wish we could’ve talked more.

I am so sorry for the long, long rant. But most of all, I’m sorry I couldn’t give you guys my all for a little bit longer. However, I believe everything happens for a reason. I hope you all enjoyed our time together like I did.

Love,

Gray

Originally posted by rapmonabiased

anonymous asked:

I know you think this is the end but I'm not so sure. I mean if kindatv had 10 really successful properties then okay. Heck if they had five. But really they have one and without Carmilla they'd probably lose a lot of interest. Honestly if I were them I'd be making Carmilla shit until Hollstein was in their 70s and entering a retirement home together. Natasha would prob be really excited about playing a geriatric Carmilla.

Oh I just said it’s the end bc I’m trying to be realistic LMAO An optimistic part of me is hoping there’s more beyond the movie.  There are so many other things to explore in the C*rmilla universe and I don’t think I’m ever ready to say goodbye to H*llstein.  I’m just hoping if there are more things in the future, it’s handled by a new team and just keep natasha and elise and some other characters that i like… 

hi, i just would like to say that i will no longer respond to any other asks that i find either uncomfortable or offensive to answer (related to the aroace and the issue of my jeans). all the things that you pointed out actually honestly made me both overwhelmed and anxious because it is my first time to encounter that much asks regarding only one or two issues. and tbh im pretty much already exhausted of repeating my stand. however, know that your insights regarding these matters actually helped me grow/improve so that i may be able to become a more productive member of the society! i have learned so much after having intellectual discussions with everyone! so for that, thank you very much! i also would like to apologize to anybody who has been offended by any of my posts in any way. i did not intend to attack or offend anyone i swear. i promise to be more careful and aware next time! as a matter of fact, i have been presently reading articles regarding different oppressed communities and movements. once again, i apologize for the trouble i might have caused and thank you for your kind understanding! wishing you all a good night! :)

QUESTION!!! PLEASE READ FRIENDS <3

I know I haven’t been the most active ( i’m really sorry!!) but I have a question for all of you friends!!

I’m entering my last year before university next year and I was thinking to start a youtube channel showing my process and journey of my last year in college ( like my senior year of high school for all u american friends out there). And I’d show my application process to uni and talk not only about how it affects me but my mom as well seeing as we are super close!! 

I’d also be going into topic regarding mental health and how to deal with many situations or well how I deal with them!! It’s a complete journey and I’d love to show it to so many of u friends and if there are any of you who are gonna go into the same roller coaster of an adventure as me and if anything that I say would help at least one help I’d find it a success because not only am I doing it for myself but if it helps anyone out there I’d be so happy. 

Would any of you be interested in watching it?? I’m going to an open day at a university in London soon and maybe I could vlog that?? 

Please please please let me know if you have any suggestions or advice or if I should overall not do it at all lmao. 

BUT ANYWAYS ILY ALL!!

shelleyterrynyc  asked:

2, 8, 10, 12. Ha, random numbers!

2) How old are you?

Let’s just say I’m not old enough to drink alcohol yet I can kick butt and save the entire planet. I’m not saying I want to drink, I’m just saying it’s weird to think I’ve done so many dangerous things and yet I’m not allowed to do some “normal” things that other people would do. It’s weird when you think of it like that. 

I’m a teen, I’m supposed to complain about this stuff!

8)  Where are you from?

NEW YOOORK! CONCRETE JUNGLE WHERE DREAMS ARE MAAADE OF THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T DOOO!

Originally posted by faithfulwhispers

10)  What shoe size are you? 

I’m a size 7. I have small feet! Although my boots make them look bigger.

12)  What was your last dream about? 

Two nights ago, I dreamt I had a really big elephant and I was living out in a town with a big old garden and I would feed my elephant fruit through the window every day and pat his head. But then someone moved in next door and they had more fruit than me and so they stole my elephant by luring him with the food! I was so mad when I woke up.

anonymous asked:

I'm so sorry to all the Bi girls that deal with that shit that people say like that last anon. My best friend is Bi and I had to listen to her mom call her awful things thinking I would agree with her. I was furious with her. I'm no longer allowed at her moms, because I couldn't handle listening to her. I can't imagine being called the things that Bisexuals get called. I'll fight for them like they fight for me.

Honestly I thought ppl just said shit about bi people getting hate but Tumblr specifically the clexa fandom has been soooooo fucking toxic to Bi girls I’ve personally gotten it so many times on here. Nothing makes me want to fucking delete on here and AO3 more than that like you have no idea

heydaisygirl  asked:

Hi floral! You always give such good advice and you have such a beautiful, gentle presence so I thought I would ask you something that's been bothering me for a while. How do you find a calling or a dream? I feel like all my dreams are small and short lived little moments. How do I reach so far and find in myself what's going to make me say when I'm 80 that I lived the best that I could? I don't feel pulled to anything. Is there something wrong with me?

Awee you’re so sweet!! 🙈 and there’s definitely nothing wrong with you! A lot of people don’t know, some never will; If you want to be content at the age of eighty all you need to do is make the best of the present moment at all times. As for your short lived callings, they’re leading you towards something bigger. Your calling may be one large thing or it may be an accumulation of many small things, you also may never know. That’s why it’s important to just follow what feels best for you at this point in your life, just as long as you’re not hurting others and are doing what’s best for you while enjoying what you do ~ there’s no right or wrong answer and it’s always changing. Instead of putting your focus on the future, turn inward to what you want to do and apply it to the present moment. Just be and let life take you where you need to be, or help guide it to where you think you’d like to be. Meditation may also help, as all the answers to your questions always reside within you 💗💗

demonicmuffin23  asked:

Henlo fren. I ADORE your mocs. I haven't built a bionicle moc in like 6 years. I'd love to get back into it but Jesus it's so expensive and I don't have nearly as many parts as I used to. What would you suggest I do? Oh and one more thing, YOU ARE HECKING CUTE OH MAH LAWD

Thank you! :3c

Lego tends to be quite the expensive hobby, be it for MOCing or collecting, so I totally get the struggle. I’d like to think I have a fairly large collection at this point but it is also something I have built up for over a decade now.

If you really cant afford anything right now, I’d say try to build something out of whatever you do already have. Even if it isn’t much to work with, that doesn’t mean you can’t build something unique! Often part limitations can force someone to be more creative with their builds. If you have any sets still together, it may be the time to sacrifice them for the sake of MOCing.

Or, alternatively, if you have a low budget, looking for clearance (typically in Wal-Marts if you have those where you live.) can be great. I’ve found some of the G2 Toa on clearance in Wal-Mart for just $4 once. And those new expensive Star Wars sets can sometimes be found as low as $9 (which is pretty cheap since they run anywhere between $20 and $35 excluding the new biker set).

Yard/garage sales and flea markets can snag you a lot of Lego for cheap as well. Same can be said for Ebay lots if you’re auction savvy.

Or! and this is a great option IMO, if you have any friends who have Lego or know anyone in the community, offer a parts trade! you can trade pieces and both come out with what you need at no cost (or shipping costs only, potentially.) Or perhaps you can offer a different item in exchange for the pieces.

Personally, I usually just look for clearance sets or good lots in yard sales, and often I’ll make trades with friends. Sometimes I’ll place an order on Bricklink, but that’s fairly rare, as I always try to build 100% from my collection before resorting to buying specific parts there.

Overall, MOCing and collecting in general is a long process unless you’re rich enough to bulk buy Lego right from the Lego store. Don’t let a small collection deter you, and happy MOCing!

ask-jolly-roger  asked:

Let's say a ghost Eeveelution would be implemeted: How do you think it would evolve?

Well thus far I don’t believe there’s a ghost evolution item, so one could be made. Or like with the locational things like for leafeon and glaceon, some kind of haunted artifact or something that an eevee would need to level up in the vicinity of.

Honestly the most disappointing thing about Pokemon to me is the utter lack of ghost pokemon, there really aren’t very many compared to the other types and ghost type is my favorite ;n;

leaper182  asked:

I'm guessing jealousy? The thing that gets to me is that they deliberately went through, like, four other fics in four other fandoms to find this inflated-kudos pattern. And that weird justification of "other authors rely on kudos from legitimate readers" was really, really weird.

If this person is from Gotham fandom, which I think they say they are in the post, then what they probably don’t know is that I have an incredibly long-term, incredibly large, incredibly loyal readership. Many of them are coming in from LJ and, well, from my published-writing circles, and this is by and large not a crowd that took kindly to AO3 and Tumblr when they replaced LJ as a fandom model. There are times when I’m amazed I even made the transition myself. The number of readers with whom I’m still in contact via LJ private message and email would astonish you. With regard to the weirdness of trawling my stories in other fandoms, confirmation bias is definitely a thing: you see in the data what you want to see. Rather than taking into account that what they’re seeing is a normal pattern for much of my work, they see the case they think they’ve built.

anonymous asked:

What kind of scenes take the longest for you to write? Action, like so many others? Back-and-forth wittiness? Meaty, emotional stuff? Squee-inducing fluff? I'm always interested in these because except for action, which takes everyone a long time to figure out, the answers vary so much.

Oh man, anon.  Can I say all of the above?  Different things slow me down for different reasons.  

I have a scene in Cheers that took FOREVER, because as much as I wanted to focus on what my POV character was doing, I couldn’t just have 100 cops standing around doing nothing during a situation.  I had to move-around all of these characters who contributed nothing, because to do otherwise, would be unrealistic.  Because Cheers was SUCH a realistic story, hahaha.  

Smut scenes take an excruciatingly long time, because arms and legs and mouths, and how the hell I do I make them do the thing without using the exact same words I used the last six times they did the thing?  How do I even remember what I used the last six times?  Like for every combination of words that sounds vaguely sexy, there’s ten combinations that sound like Fabio covered bodice-rippers, or worse, like they’re written by a horny preteen boy.   It’s sooooo hard to write smut.

Emotional stuff is hard, too.  Part of show-don’t-tell is describing emotions through physiological cues.  But tbh, if somebody told me they were experiencing all of these thickening throats and twisted guts and tightness in their chests, I’d probably offer to drive them to the emergency room.  It’s a fine line between good writing and hammy melodrama, and I’m afraid I probably stray towards the latter.  That doesn’t stop me from spending weeks tormenting characters to the fullest extent possible.

Thank you so much for your question, anon.   

“’I’m afraid I must be sleeping now,’

“the Host announces, rising from his office chair to shuffle a few papers into neater piles. ‘I had an excellent day answering those questions, and I hope all of you have had excellent days/nights as well. I have a few more days of little to no work, which is  a relief, so tomorrow and the next day should be somewhat more like this. I’m relieved, I felt like I was getting too caught up in my work, and now that I don’t have to worry as much I feel much calmer.’

“‘And, of course, I owe all of you some thanks for all the support I’ve been given throughout my short time here. I’m beyond honored that you all want to talk to me and care what I have to say, since not many have before, but I’m not about to complain. This is all I could ever ask for. Well… there are some things I would change, but it has nothing to do with any of you. With all of that said, I believe I must be off. Goodnight, my dear Readers. Goodnight.’“

She Never Stopped Smiling

by reddit user Pippinacious

Fly was an odd kid, even by odd kid standards. I met her in sixth grade, when our alphabetically ordered last names landed us in adjacent seats, and she turned to look at me with a cheerful, gap toothed smile.

“Hi!” She said.

“Hi.” I replied quietly.

I was shy and intimidated by my first day in middle school, but she wasn’t the least bit nervous.

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It’s time for another Hiveswap development team interview!

Hey there, Hiveswap and Homestuck fans! Ash here once again, and as promised, it’s time for another interview with the talented folks on Hiveswap’s development team! And don’t worry – if you missed the first interview, with our environment art director Rah, you can find it right here!

Who’s in the hot seat today? Why, it’s Adrienne, our lead animator! She can tell you far more about her work on the project than I ever could, so without further ado, I’m going to hand things off to her – after reminding you all to take good, long looks at the wonderful examples of her work peppered throughout this interview. Take it away, Adrienne!

Introduce yourself to the fans! What is your specific role on the Hiveswap team?

Hiya! My name’s Adrienne and I’m the lead animator for Hiveswap. I work together with Angela, the animation director, on roughs, cleanup, background and cutscene animation – anything that moves!

When and how did you get your start on the Hiveswap project?

I was hired full-time in January 2016, but I started doing some sprite conceptualization in late 2015 in tandem with [S]:Collide work (I animated sprites for the main big bads and did thumbnails for some of the sequences).

Tell us a little bit about your career background! How did you get your start in animation? Do you have any advice for others looking to enter this field?

Homestuck is basically my career background, ahaha.

I drew a lot of fan art for Homestuck after I finished catching up in late 2012. I got some attention from my work and I was asked to do comic pages for Paradox Space. Then I did work for the Homestuck calendar. Then I just became more involved in the comic after that by doing thumbnails, sprite animation, comic pages, snapchats… and now I’m working on the game… it’s been a wild ride from fan to full-time fan.

But as for how I got started in animation, a lot of it was influenced by anime and then DeviantArt while I was growing up. I grew up with Naruto and loved Norio Matsumoto’s work in it (he did the key animation for the best episodes!). And on DeviantArt, I liked following OCTs (Original Character Tournaments) and was particularly inspired by Unknown-Person’s work.

My general advice would be to value learning and exploration, and have less expectations of what life should hand you – it makes a lot of circumstances feel like a pleasant surprise and a good opportunity to learn something new. That’s how I felt when I stumbled into this field anyway, haha.

We’re making a video game, so of course the question must be asked: what’s your favorite game of all time, and what games are you playing currently (if any)?

Agh, what a difficult question. My most-played genre is colorful multiplayer shooters like Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, and Splatoon.

I finished Nier: Automata recently and now I’m working through Persona 5. But when I’m not working through that game, I play Breath of the Wild (most of my time is spent riding my horse around Hyrule – it’s very calming).

Are there any games that you currently use or have used as inspiration for your own animation work here on Hiveswap, or just in general?

I generally use Homestuck flash animations as an inspiration for Hiveswap sprite animations.

When I’m working on cutscenes, I look to Professor Layton stuff. I love how they integrated cutscenes with gameplay in that series.

As an animator, you must have some favorite cartoons and/or anime – tell us about them!

My recent favorite is Mob Psycho 100. The raw and rough quality of the animation for that one is my jam and the main cast is really inspiring. Avatar: The Last Airbender is still my top favorite for its epic storytelling and world-building. Naruto always has a special place in my heart since it’s one of the earliest things that inspired me to study animation.

Other big influential works for me were Princess Mononoke and How to Train Your Dragon.

What’s your workstation like? Do you like to listen to any particular kinds of music while you work? If so, tell us about it!

Here’s a picture of my workstation! If you squint at the bottom screen closely, you can see me taking the picture. But anyway… yeah. I am a little embarrassed for people to know how saturated my workstation is with inspirational quotes (there are papers of handwritten motivation on the walls behind me), but that’s just how I deal when the anxiety gets a little rough.

When I want to focus (usually for rough animation and concept art), I pull up an electronic or classical playlist on YouTube (and recently Spotify) or have no music playing at all. But for everything else (cleanup, in-betweens, etc.), I dig into different genres once in awhile but Imagine Dragons and Americana/folk stuff are my go-to. Acoustics sound really nice in these speakers.

Favorite Homestuck character?

Egh, this is impossible… I’m gonna say it’s between Rose, Jade, Roxy, Kanaya, Terezi, and Vriska… um…

Favorite Homestuck ship?

Rose/Kanaya has never once failed me! c: (I think John/Terezi is really funny too.)

Favorite Homestuck flash?

Urgh… I don’t know, there’s so many that I love. In terms of like… cool and creative setup, [S] Cascade probably? [S] GAME OVER is cool too, because everyone died and the stakes just got so much higher. Oh! I just remembered [S] Make her pay as well!

This question is impossible.

(In the above animation timeline, the first frame is held for 4/24 of a second, the second frame for 2/24 of a second, the third for 2/24, and so on.)

Do you have a personal message you’d like to relay to all the Homestuck and Hiveswap fans out there?

Thank you for all your support, and for your patience in making it through the Giga/Mega/Omegapauses intact!

Where can people find more of your work? Link us to your own little corner(s) of the Internet!

If you want to see more of my stuff, my Tumblr is the place to be!

Thank you, Adrienne! Well, folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed this second Hiveswap development team interview – and don’t worry, there are still plenty more to come!

Now that we’ve gotten things rolling, from here on out we’ll be bringing you a new interview every Wednesday, so be sure to check back every week for a new behind-the-scenes look at the development of Hiveswap and the talented people behind it!

See you next time!

EULOGY FOR AMERICA

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to say our goodbyes to our dear friend America, who died recently after a brief, intense battle with fascism and a long, slow battle with carbs. Thank you all for coming out to help say farewell. It’s not easy. But at least America died doing what it loved most: deep-frying Halloween candy while white men tried to explain to women what jazz is.

America was sick for a really long time. In the early stages, I think we were all in denial. You could tell that America was unwell—public displays of brutality, deeply internalized prejudice, “Entourage”—but it seemed curable. Just a case of plain old electile dysfunction. We thought that we’d caught the fascism early, but, as we now know, it had metastasized. America was more Florida than country by the end.

America was born right here, in America, and lived here its entire life. America was always about family. It is survived by its similarly ill father, Britain, and its large brood of children: baseball, Google, fireworks, losing your fingers to fireworks, giving your Uber driver only four stars because he talked to you, thinking granola is healthy, Chicago (the place), “Chicago” (the musical), “Chicago” (the movie adaptation of the musical), Chicago (the band), “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Justice,” “Chicago ‘Chicago’ ” (a show about the Chicago production of the musical “Chicago,” coming to NBC this fall), and a bunch of wars.

I’d personally be nowhere without America. America was there when I was born, when I got married, when I saw Janet Jackson’s nipple at the Super Bowl. Remember that? After that happened, none of us slept for days, because we had never seen the pointy part of a boob on our TVs before, and it really upset us. America was really cool that way. It would always get mad when you’d see the pointy part of a boob on a TV. I’m gonna miss that.

However, we should not dwell on the loss of our dear country, friend, and place where all the Cheesecake Factories and Lids stores are. Today, let’s celebrate America’s life, and remember all of the remarkable things it accomplished and how many actors playing Spider-Man who keep getting cuter and younger were inside of it. America gave us so much. And, boy, did it look good for its age. America was two hundred and forty-one years old when it died, but it didn’t look a day over a hundred and sixty-four! It looked so young, it could’ve been the very same America that put its own citizens in internment camps!

America got a bunch of things really right. Mostly how to put food inside other food. Anyone can just eat a chicken. But in a duck?! In a turkey?! In a gun?! No one is going to forget the Turduckenun any time soon. America was so inventive that way. And, I mean, everyone does silly stuff when they’re young. America was beautiful, too. Sure, it was a little lumpy, and you could always see its Florida through its pants, but it just got hotter with age. So hot. It was so, so hot by the time it died. Almost too hot to live in.

If there’s anything we should take away from this tragedy, it’s that you should always check yourself for fascism, especially around your midsection. It’s easy enough to do in the shower. If you catch it early, it can be cleared up with a rigorous regimen of local elections and books and yoga. But America was cocky. Nothing bad had ever happened to it before! It assumed this fascism would pass, just like the Second World War and “Entourage” had.

What a shame. America was just the best damn country in the whole U.S.A. I’m sorry that I’m getting choked up. I get really emotional when I think of America, and also I took too big of a bite of Turduckenun and it got lodged in my windpipe. We will all miss America greatly. Every time I see an American flag or a gun, I’ll think of America. But we can all rest easy knowing America is in a better place now: Russia.

4

I’m a wee bit embarrassed,as the leader guy said “no selfies”, which doesn’t mean “no subtle pics ” to me, but he clarified that to no pics for the second half, so I’ve just got these.

Una was lovely, just a ray of sunshine, and said that Rupert was the naughtiest on set, and would nudge her (she mimed falling over) and tell rude jokes.

Jonathan I asked if he thought Anderson had a mental breakdown over Sherlock’s death/return, and he said yes absolutely, and then implied -implied only- maybe some repressed uh…feelings for Sherlock. Said “strong feelings, right from the start, not just the competitive aspect, but VERY STRONG FEELINGS” and “well we don’t know what was going on there….” He also said that he imagined Anderson now as trying to get his job back, with not much luck.

Wanda Ventam was lively and sharp as a tack, said that Ben was moving in October and described their babies (laughingly said the 4 month old boy has “alien eyes” like Ben). Briefly described Ben’s daily workouts of an hour, and what Dr. Srange producers required. Her hubby was sweet but very quiet, and said that Steven had the idea for them to be in Sherlock but ran it by Ben first.

Mark said that he always assumed they’d do more seasons, and anything else was “click bait” that he never said. I asked him - nicely!- if he thought using things like the Garridebs as throw-away references in the last episode took them if the table for future use, and he said no, and that “the big emotional moment, it’s there” or something like that (he rambles a bit), so I’m not sure if he meant the hug, or something in the future.

Major Sholto was funny and loved being there, saying repeatedly that they were a big family, as it’s the same crew,writers etc on many shows, and so he was invited in to be family, and now the convention was like a reunion 11 thousand miles from home.

Sue was smart and warm, and described trying to get another season going as “well I leave it a while, then I start calling them and saying sooo when are you free?” Also said stuff she’s said before, I’ll skip it.

Mark also said about the skull pic that the original artist was charging them a fortune so they just had Arwel make them one. Arwel pointed out that their budget was actually quite limited, and that 4.3 the “Bond lair” was his vision, and had to be done inexpensively. Sue also made some brief mention of having a small budget, so this is obv. a big thing.

Andrew Scott seemed a bit shy, like he was pushing himself past it, or maybe rather private? Great Irish(?) accent. I asked if he was thrilled to be asked back for 4.3 and he replied oh god yeah, especially with that entrance. Interestingly, he said the pool scene was never meant to be shot, it was written off-the-cuff as audition stuff, but then they liked it so much they wrote it in. Moriarity’s original line was “ that’s what people do, they grow old an die and blah blah etc” but he (Andrew) shortened it with that amazing delivery and that’s how it stayed.

Ok, must sleep now but if I remember more tomorrow I’ll post it!

squint at where you’re from

oops sometimes you gotta

spoilers for 413, bellamy/clarke, 1600 words, gen. AO3!


Even though it’s not really the same as coming down in the first time, Bellamy still has this strange sense of deja vu as he looks at the door. The ship is smaller, he has fewer people with him, he feels both more and less sure of what he’ll find. They tried to hit the only spot of green they could see, but the controls are a mess, so he’s not sure they got to it. The whole fucking ship is a mess, built out of whatever scrap they could salvage. Even with six years to perfect it, the thing is still held together with spit and prayer, according to Raven.

But it got them to the ground. They’re back.

“Just open the fucking door!” says Raven, and Bellamy lets out a long breath and finally hits the release.

He knows what he’s hoping for: clean air, plants, blue sky. And he gets all of those.

He just also gets a girl, maybe ten or eleven, with brown hair in braids, pointing a gun at him. Which is honestly fairly encouraging; someone survived, and they have firearms. So she probably came out of the bunker.

He puts his hands up on reflex.

“Hey, uh–we come in peace,” he tries, and then says it again in Trig, for good measure. He doesn’t recognize her, but that doesn’t mean anything. She could be from another clan; there are plenty of them he doesn’t know. Or–his heart trips on the thought–she could be a nightblood. She could have survived because of that, and if she survived–

The girl pulls her gun back and looks at him critically. “Are you Bellamy Blake?”

He blinks a few times. “Um, yeah. I’m Bellamy Blake.”

“Really?”

She sounds skeptical, which doesn’t make any fucking sense. She’s the one who brought it up. There’s no reason for her not to believe him.

“Yeah, really. Did you come out of the bunker? Is my sister with you? Octavia?”

You’re Bellamy?” she says, like she didn’t hear him. She’s making a face like something smells odd. “I thought you’d be taller.”

Taller?” he asks.

Raven pokes her head out. “It’s been five minutes and you’re already being held at gunpoint? You sure have a way with people, Bellamy.”

“Look, we don’t want to hurt you,” he tells the girl. “Just–”

“I know,” she says. “You just want to see Clarke.”

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