these could have turned out better

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His face fell. “I’m so… sorry about everything. I should have done more, I should have noticed what was happening, oh god, babe, are you really…? Did that man, did he really…?”  He trailed off. 

“Stop it.”  She leaned in to him, grabbing his arm. “There was nothing you could have done. You were a politician, I was a criminal, if anything I made it too easy for them. You know how that works. Betray the family, get your knees broken, or end up at the bottom of a river. It doesn’t matter anymore. I’m not… hurting anymore.”  The smile returned to her face as her hand came up to stroke his. “Better me than one of our babies. They turned out great, by the way.”

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place.
                           Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

An Update

Hey everyone. Gonna throw in some real talk here.

For the last few months I had lost health insurance that had kept me medicated and stable over the years. Due to having to switch insurance in California, it took a lot longer than expected to get approved, get an appointment, and finally get said medication.

During this lapse, my life kinda fell apart. I lost the urge to do anything. I stopped talking to a lot of my close friends. Drawing or anything productive seemed completely out of my reach. I didn’t take care of myself well, and was procrastinating on commissions and obligations with friends.

It has been some of the worst months of my life, but I tried to hide it from my friends and followers to keep this blog from becoming too much of a personal one. For that, I apologize.

But, things have finally turned around today. I just started medicating again, and I feel better than I had felt since before I left. I feel motivated again. I could finally draw something without thinking it was a pointless endeavor. It was a bit emotional I guess. 

But to summarize: After months of struggling, I feel like myself again. And that means I finally can work on things I had put off for months on end. 

‘The End’ is back in development. Commissions are going to get done. And comics will be made. To everyone who has been patient with these long lapses in updates, and to friends who have been encouraging me to keep going, thank you.

I’ll see you all very soon.

Here are the claims: Oranges taste better in the shower. Eating oranges in the shower will make you happy. The shower orange experience could turn your entire life around.

Thousands of Reddit users have been finding out for themselves. And they have chronicled their adventures on the subreddit /r/ShowerOrange/.

To sort fact from fiction, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, Science Editor Geoff Brumfiel and All-Around-Genius Sam Sanders stepped into shower stalls at NPR’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. (We wanted a diversity of expertise and opinions on the matter.) Then, they ate some oranges. Here’s what they learned.

Do Showers Make Oranges Taste Better? NPR Investigates

Photo: Claire Harbage/NPR

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Fight because you don’t know how to die quietly. Win because you don’t know how to lose. This king’s ruled long enough—it’s time to tear his castle down.

All For The Game series by Nora Sakavic

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It’s no easy task being an ordinary parent to an extraordinary child. I failed in that task. And because of my prejudices, I failed you. I am haunted by how things might have turned out differently if I had been more willing to hear your side of things. For me, it’s the end. For you, a chance to grow old and someday do better with your own child than I did with mine. It’s for that child that I give you my ring. I don’t ask for your forgiveness or for you to forget. I ask only that you believe this: whether you are now reading this as a human or as a vampire, I love you all the same, as I’ve always loved you and always will. 

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Richard Madden as Peter Leigh in Oasis

Good Girls
LANY
Good Girls

Dancing on the line of a dangerous love
You could break me overnight
But there’s no one like us
Insatiably insane
Equally exchanged

Dancing in the light of a canyon sun
Racing every wave
Going North on the one
The promises we make
I still haven’t changed

Baby come back I know my way around your heart
Don’t start thinking
Things have kinda changed
They’re different from what they are
You know better
That nothing is better than what we felt together at home
You can find me
Back in California and sleeping with all the lights on
Won’t you come and turn them out
Come and turn them out (X3)

Making more than love on the West side of town
You could draw a line from the top to the ground
I’m selfless drunk on you
What more could I do

Throw it all away cause you do what you want
You took a little time, let ‘em talk to you too much
Good girls don’t exist
But I expected more than this

Baby come back I know my way around your heart
Don’t start thinking
Things have kinda changed
They’re different from what they are
You know better
That nothing is better than what we felt together at home
You can find me
Back in California and sleeping with all the lights on
Won’t you come and turn them out
Come and turn them out (X3)

Baby come back I know my way around your heart
Don’t start thinking
Things have kinda changed
They’re different from what they are
You know better
That nothing is better than what we felt together at home
You can find me
Back in California and sleeping with all the lights on
Won’t you come and turn them out
Come and turn them out (X4)

little monster | (m)

Originally posted by gotjimin

pairing: park jimin x reader | feat. kim namjoon
genre/warnings: smut, voyeurism sort-of, auralism? masturbation, teasing, switch themes
words: 8,844
summary: you’ve been good friends with your roommate Jimin for a while, occasionally flirting with each other, especially when you’ve had a drink, but nothing has ever happened between the two of you…until that is, he secretly listens to you and Namjoon have sex one day…He thinks you don’t know, but he’s wrong…
note. based on a request.

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The Children of Merlin ** (8/? | 74,661 | Rated M)

Magnus Bane has everything he could have hoped for: a job at Hogwarts, a chaotic made-up family that he loves more than anything and the freedom of doing what he wants whenever he wants.

When his friends manage to drag him to a Quidditch game, he doesn’t expect it to change his life. For better or worse.

They call themselves the Children of Merlin and they are going to make his life a living hell.

One Show Only ** (6/7 | 25,946 | Rated E)

It’s hard to stay in the closet when the guy you had a one-night stand with two nights ago turns out to be your new partner … but Alec will be damned if he isn’t going to give it a try.

Holding the Stick ** (8/? | 47,064 | Rated M)

Alec Lightwood has dreamed of hoisting Lord Stanley since he was eight. It’s in his blood. He’s spent the last five years trying to make that dream a reality, only managing to fall short each time.

Until a scandal leads to a multi-team trade that sends Magnus Bane his way. One of the top performing wingers in the league. An up and coming star.

And the most handsome man Alec has ever met.

He’s doomed.

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I commissioned the incredibly talented @sketchydean to make cover art for my fic, The Unexpected Duet, and it turned out better than I could ever have imagined! I just cried when I got this back. If you ever want a wonderful commission, I can’t recommend this talented artist enough! 

Plus, this came just in time as I finished the fic today! Thank you @sketchydean! I’m gonna love this art forever!

Sing Me To Sleep

Characters: Jungkook and You

Word Count: 774

Genre: Fluff

Summary: Jungkook singing you to sleep. What could be better than that?

You tossed and turned in bed.

“Jungkook, please don’t go” You cried out softly.

You were having a bad dream.

“Don’t leave just yet…”

Alarmed by your gently cry,  Jungkook suddenly woke up.

“Y/n?” He asked in his sleepy voice.

You were talking in your sleep again.

“Jungkook…”

“I’m right here Y/n, what’s wrong?” He asked.

Jungkook searched for you in the dark and finally found you.

He held your hand and kissed you gently on your forehead.

“I’m here” He whispered into your ear.

Jungkook nuzzled his face against yours and finally you woke up from your bad dream.

At first you were dazed but then he turned to switch on the light.

You looked around and saw your concerned boyfriend looking back at you.

“What’s wrong?” You asked confused.

Before he could answer, you realized what had happened.

“Oh no….I did it again, didn’t I?”

He nodded.

“I’m so sorry Jungkook… I…”

He wrapped his arms around you before you could finish.

“I know Y/n….I’m going to miss you too” He said as he held on to you.

Jungkook was going to leave for a world tour in a few days and he knew how hard it was going to be for you and him while he was away.

“I wish you could come with me so you wouldn’t have to worry about me. We’ll both know where each other are and I won’t have to wonder about what you’re up to while I’m gone”

You looked at your loving boyfriend and wished for the same thing, but being an idol was tough and you knew all too well what could happen. To go with him would mean risking it all and you couldn’t do that to him. Not after all he has worked and trained hard for.

You called him by his favorite name. “Jeongguk-ah”

“Hmm” He replied.

You leaned in to kiss him. “It’s okay. I’m sorry for making you worried” You said.

He looked at you and gave you his biggest smile. He did his signature dance and you couldn’t help but smile back. He always knew how to make you laugh.

“Y/n..”

“What is it?” You asked.

“I think I know how to make things easier for you.”

“How so?”

He began to rub your shoulders and winked at you. “Me” He replied in a seductive tone.

His word stopped you dead in your track and confusion struck your face.

What is he thinking? Was he suggesting that you guys should… Right now?? No…..

Why, this little…..

Before you could playfully attack him with a pillow; he stopped you with his words again.

“Y/n, I’m going to post songs for you.”

You lowered the pillow in your hands. “What?” You didn’t know what to say.

“While I’m away, I’m going to do covers of your favorite songs. You can listen to them and not have to feel sad when I’m gone. I’ll post them for everyone to hear but every cover I do will secretly be meant for you” He said as he kissed you. “Listen to the words and know that I am singing to you”

You stopped and stared at him for a bit.

“Jeongguk-ah, that’s really sweet of you”

You could feel the tears slowly forming. With his schedule, you didn’t even know how he was going to find time to record for you. Before you could protest; he lifted his hands up to wipe away your tears.

“Don’t cry love. How you put up with me and my busy life; I’ll never know. You’re the only one who understands me, Y/n. I don’t know what I would do without you. It’s the least I can do while I’m gone”

He held you in his arms again and tried to kiss it all better.

“I hope you will look forward to the songs Y/n”

“I promise I will” You replied.

Time flew by as you laid in each other’s arms.

“You must be tired”

“I’m okay” He replied.

You could tell he was fighting it.

“You should get some sleep” You said.

“I want to make sure you fall asleep first” He replied.

You knew he would never sleep if you didn’t.

You hugged him tighter and rested your head on his chest.

“Can you sing me to sleep then?”

He smiled.

You smiled. Such a cute IU fanboy… You sleepily thought to yourself. At this point you were in love with her too because of him.

His sweet lullaby continued. His voice was so soothing that you couldn’t help but slowly fall asleep.

When you finally did, Jungkook kissed your forehead.

“Good night Y/n”


A/N: I’m a huge fan of Jungkook’s covers. I posted this before but then I deleted it…. after seeing his recent vlog though, i figured that i should repost it again! 

Selfie Time with Gar and Damian    

— commission done by the amazingly talented @nevolition for mine and @impawsiblegar ‘s intolerably cute ship! It turned out better than I could have hoped, and I cannot recommend this artist highly enough!

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Honestly I will be so pissed at jk rowling if Credence Barebone turns out to be an antagonist/villian in future fbawtbt movies.

There are already parallels between him and Tom Riddle: orphaned raised by muggles/no-majs, have powerful magic within them, not to mention going into their back stories; I’ve read theories that Credence could possibly be related to the Gaunts and Slytherine through his birth mother’s linage.

Like I know jk has been problematic in the past but if she insists on making another villian out of a neglected/abused orphan what kind of message would she be sending?

Just because Credence had a horrific upbrining does not make him naturally inclined toward evil and if jk insists on making that link I will be forever disappointed.

How about giving us a parallel to Tom Riddle who was good, who went through similar horrible things but didn’t let it destroy his kindness. (I know Harry fits the bill but I want to focus on Credence)

What I’m really saying is if Jk just does a lazy job and makes him a proto-Voldemort I will be so let down. ]

Credence Barbone deserves better!

elkian  asked:

I like how you've basically turned pre-76 Jack Morrison into Commander's younger brother. (I have a hard time believing he could ever actually be laid back but honestly I like your version better than what little canon gives us >>)

I feel like most of the grumpy “ugh I’m so old and tired” type guys I know were “the fun guy” when they were young bucks until the burden of responsibility weighed them down and crushed the youthful exuberance out of them.

‘That Quidditch Cup’ll have our name on it this year,’ said Wood happily as they trudged back up to the castle. ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if you turn out better than Charlie Weasley, and he could have played for England if he hadn’t gone off chasing dragons.’
— 

Sorcerers Stone, chapter 10

Can you imagine Charlie reading in one of his letters from home that Ginny has been practicing quidditch plays nearly every day? How, the moment she’s done with her lessons, Ginny is out the door and borrowing his brothers’ the old brooms in the shed? Not only that, but she’s good. Shockingly good for her age.

So Charlie starts writing her. Letters telling Ginny about the dragons in Romania and occasionally dropping hits in how to balance better or pull out of a risky dive. When his parents and Ginny come to visit him that Christmas he gives her his old copy of Quidditch Through The Ages for her gift. Molly scrunches her nose as Ginny reads hungrily, asking him about with the notes and doodles he’d scribbled into the margins from his time as the Gryffindor seeker and the team captain. And when they get home Ginny practices even harder, until the blisters on her hands turn to calluses

Then years later when she earns a spot on the Gryffindor team as chaser Charlie demands a play-by-play of every game. Between her, Ron, and the twins he jokes with the other wizards and witches at the dragon sanctuary that he almost has a full quidditch team.

When the war is over Charlie gets an excited letter from Harry explaining that the Holyhead Harpies are trying to recruit her. Halfway through the letter he whoops with joy and announces to anyone that will listen that Ginny will be the next Gwenog Jones. Whenever the Harpies have a game Charlie checks and double checks that a wizard wireless nearby to hear the game.

Not even the dragons are enough to shut him up when his baby sister is mentioned scoring a goal (although several disgruntled dragons try).

Charlie and Ginny talking quidditch whenever there’s a family meal and he’s in attendance, even after she retires as a professional athlete. Because Charlie’s joy and excitement in regards to Ginny’s success as a quidditch player is second only to Harry.