this book is a gift just for me

vines i will never get tired of seeing in vine compilations:


  • “hurricane katrina? more like hurricane tortilla!”
  • “is there anything better than pussy… yes a really good book”
  • “hey how ya doing well im doing just fine i lied im dying inside”
  • “CAN I PLEASE GET A WAFFLE”
  • “aw fuck. i can’t believe you’ve done this.”
  • “what do you want for a healthy snack rebecca??” “i want chipotle.” “thaT’S NOT A HEALTHY SNACK REBECCA”
  • “aw nice ron” “WHAT. i sneezed. am i not allowed to sneeze now???”
  • “so you just don’t bring me a birthday gift on my birthday to my birthday party on my birthday with a birthday gift”
  • “look at all those chickens”
  • *in face warp filter* “i really can’t stay bABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE i’ve got to go away baBY IT’S”
  • “did you hang out with beth last night?” “yeah yeah i did” “oh!! i love beth!” “… you hate beth” “YEAH NO SHIT HONEY”
  • “WELCOME TO BIBLE CAMP. WE’RE ALL CHILDREN OF JESUS.”
  • “dad look it’s the good kush” “how good could it be. this is the dollar store.”
  • “MARY IS THAT A POLICE???? I’M CALLING THE WEED” “420 watcha smokin”
  • “wow look at that shooting star!” “BOY I AM A COMET NOT A STAR” “oh sorry” “IT’S FINE IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME”
  • “i saw you hanging out with kaitlyn yesterday” “rebecca it’s not what you think!” “I WON’T HESITATE BITCH”
  • “today i will be playing mozart’s symphony number 40 in g minor” *puke noise* “oh my god”
  • all ayitspnayo vines
  • all thomas sanders vines
  • Sirius: This envelope contains the inheritance my uncle left me. He died a year ago. He was so rich he had a whole room in his house just to eat in.
  • Remus: You mean like a dining room?
  • Sirius: Yeah, but in Kensington.
  • James: Oh, dang.
  • Sirius: Now just because I'm definitely rich now doesn't mean I'm gonna forget my roots. You all get something, so fire away.
  • Peter: Sirius, your friendship is gift enough for me.
  • James: Friendship is crap. I want a new racing broom.
  • Remus: Oh cool, I want a new broom too.
  • Sirius: Come on, you can be honest.
  • Remus: I want old expensive books. I'll send you a list.

I had an Experience today folks

I walk into a coworker’s office to get some flyers printed for an upcoming event. As they are being printed at an agonizingly slow pace, she turns to me and asks “Hey Taylor? Are you friends with any artists?” I respond yes, I know some people, what exactly are you looking for? She begins to tell me a story about how she met a student a few years ago who gave her some drawing samples and said she could illustrate a book. This student has 3 jobs and a full coursework load- definitely not enough time to do commissions. 

“But her artwork is so beautiful!” my coworker laments as she takes out a sketchbook the student gave to her years ago. Now, I do not know what I expected to see. What I do know is that I did not expect to see manga-style furry artwork. Like, the exact style you would have seen on Deviantart back in 2009, complete with pencil smudges? Lovingly scanned using a library printer? And a caption that would read “XD Smexi~~~”? Something vaguely like this:

You get the point. Anyways, I smile and ask what her book is about- attempting to hide the fact that I am frantically trying to figure out at exactly what moment I had left the administrative office of the history department of my high-level research university and crossed over into the Twilight Zone. A Twilight Zone where grandmothers in university administrative positions hand you the ghost of deviantart regrets past. She looks me dead in the eyes and says “Fornification. I am going to teach the young people about fornification.”

At this point I’m rapidly losing my grip on reality. But that was okay because she launched into a 45 minute lecture about why she wants to write the book. Her lecture she gives spins a rather confusing web- linking the history of anti-black racism in Europe with Chinese politics in less than a 3 minute span. I am still holding a pencil drawing of a catgirl in my hands. My flyers are still printing. 

I am almost dissociating by the time she tells me she is going to make Christianity the framework of her book. That’s it, I think, I’ve lost it. I grip my keychain, a gift from my boss, in my hand as if it is my last possession from a former life. I am vaguely congnizant of the fact that she asserted that there is not a single person on the planet who does not believe in a god- and those who are not Christians are just afraid of accepting the existence of Jesus. I don’t argue, I am too tired. I am a broken woman already. I am still gripping a catgirl and my keychain. 

She says she wants to teach the young people about all of this so we can all unlock a better future together (with Jesus). She says she know she will be effective because she can see the gears turning and switches flipping in my head. She’s wrong, I’m actually fairly busy astral projecting into the beach scene painting behind her desk. But she wants the illustrations because she wants the book to be fun for the young people to read. 

I tell her she should contact some people in the art department. 

Gift Guide for Her

I pride myself in being a very generous gift giver, especially during Christmas time when my room is littered with wrapping paper and ribbons which will aid me in wrapping two or three presents per person. Perhaps because I am a girl, deciding on gifts to give to women always comes easier for me than choosing what to give to men which is why I jumped at the chance of compiling a list to help you decide what to give to the special women in your life.

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Being pregnant with Steve Rogers' baby:

Originally posted by closer-to-the-edge-of-glory

• Without any doubt, when you discover your pregnancy, you are already married to Steve.
   - Some people around him tend to forget it, but he has been raised in the Catholic values. It means, he still believes in God, and for him, starting a family means being committed and happily married.
• Steve is speechless for a quick moment when you tell him about your pregnancy.
• However, the shock of the news swallowed, he takes you in his arms, careful to not use his super-strength and he peppers kisses all over your face.
• He chuckles, saying he is the happiest man on the planet and he gives you that smile. The same smile that made your knees go weak.
• After a long moment, he releases you from his arms in panic because he thinks he’s hurting the baby.
• Your husband immediately finds a safe house like Clint’s, but a Brooklyn inspired one. Nobody knows about your home location to protect your future family.
• The team is overly happy that a mini-avenger is on their way! Natasha is the happiest of all and she can’t hide her tears.
• Tony calls himself godfather or uncle… it depends on the days.
  - “No, Tony! My child isn’t going to wear a metal suit.”
  - “Steve, I’m obviously the uncle here, so this baby will have tons of gifts, including a suit.”
  - “I swear if you-”
  - “Y/N, your husband is threatening me.”
• He hates the morning sicknesses as much as you because he feels helpless.
• Steve spends his free days making your house safe for the baby.
• You are annoyed that you can’t go on missions for a while and you get bored easily.
• But your husband spoils you whenever he can. He just makes sure you are comfortable and happy all the time. He’s the sweetest of all.
• Steve buys every book he finds and does all the research he needs because he wants to be ready to welcome the baby.
• Sam and Bucky are always here to calm him down when he’s feeling stressed.
• Gosh, he is so adorable when he is with you. He keeps saying you are his safe haven.
• He overreacts every time he learns something new about the pregnancy.
• Steve is worried your child will have the same issues he had before the serum, but you tell him this baby will be loved and cherished, anyway.
• You cuddle all the time.
• He’s so into you, though!
• The first time you can really feel the baby kicks, you rush to his office and without a word, you place his hand on your stomach. This is a very emotional moment for both of you.
• Since then, he always asks you before rubbing your belly and listening to your baby.
• Steve confesses he is afraid of fatherhood because of his family’s story.
• You tell him that he will learn just like you and if he protects the baby as much as you, then they will never catch a cold.
• Never.
• You try to convince your husband to go on missions because that’s his duty.
• He promises you he will come back and he tries to call you every day to have some news whether they are important or unnecessary to share.
• When you’re away, Steve asks Laura for help every time your hormones drive you mad.
• - “You’re so beautiful in that dress. Let’s go for a walk in the park?”
  - “You disabled the Wi-Fi on my laptop once again, haven’t you?”
  - “Uh…?”
  - “Steve.”
  - “But it’s not healthy for anyone, doll!”
• He says he doesn’t have a preference about the gender of your baby, but he secretly wants a girl. He thinks there are too many male members of the Avengers family.
• During the last months of your pregnancy, Steve places his cup of coffee on your belly just to make you laugh.
• You think of calling your baby either Sarah if it’s a girl or James if it’s a boy.

Bonus:
• Steve tries to be so prepared that he’s got a whole schedule made out for the day you would go into labor. He named it: Rogers family’s D-Day.
• When you finally go to the hospital, he grips your hand harder than you are holding is.
• Even though you are completely exhausted after giving birth to your baby, your husband thinks you are the most beautiful woman in the world.
• So many tears are shed when Steve holds and looks down at the baby for the first time. His whole life he thought he’d never have his own family and now that he does, he can’t even explain how happy he is.

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i have some bootlegs you guys

so these are all the bootlegs i have. just message me if you want anything. i trade but i’m also totally open to gifting :)

updated 17/9/17


I DIDN’T RECORD ANY OF THESE

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (OBC)

A Bronx Tale (OBC)

Aladdin (OBC)

Allegiance (OBC)

Amelie (OBC)

An American In Paris (OBC)

Anastasia (Derek Klena, Christy Altomare) Pre-Broadway

A New Brain (Jonathan Groff, Ana Gasteyer) New York City Encores 2015

Avenue Q (OBC)

Bandstand (OBC)

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Abby Mueller, Ben Fankhauser) National Tour

Bonnie And Clyde (OBC)

The Book Of Mormon (OBC)

The Book Of Mormon (Nic Rouleau, Ben Platt) Chicago

The Book Of Mormon (Gavin Creel, Jared Gertner) West End

The Book Of Mormon (Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad) Pre-Broadway Workshop

Bring It On (OBC)

Cats 2016 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (OBC)

Cinderella (OBC)

The Color Purple 2015 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Come From Away (OBC)

Dear Evan Hansen (OBC)

Dogfight (Orginal Cast) Off-Broadway

Falsettos 2016 Revival (Original Revival Cast + Audience Member’s Arm During “Jason’s Bar Mitzvah”)

Falsettos 2016 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Fiddler On The Roof 2015 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Finding Neverland (Jeremy Jordan)

Fun Home (OBC)

Groundhog Day (OBC)

Hairspray (Andrew Rannells)

Hamilton (OBC)

Hamilton (Javier Munoz)

Hamilton (Andrew Rannells as King George III) (Act 1 only)

Hamilton (Original Chicago Cast) Chicago

Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Andrew Rannells)

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Darren Criss)

In The Heights (OBC)

In Transit (OBC)

Jersey Boys (Andrew Rannells) National Tour

Kinky Boots (OBC)

Kinky Boots (Adam Kaplan) National Tour

Les Miserables 2014 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

The Lighting Thief (Original Cast) Off-Broadway (Video, but some parts missing)

The Lighting Thief (Original Cast) Off-Broadway AUDIO ONLY

Matilda (OBC)

Much Ado About Nothing (David Tennant, Catherine Tate) West End

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood 2012 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812 (OBC)

Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812 (Scott Stangland as Pierre)

Newsies (OBC)

Newsies (Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger)

Newsies (Corey Cott, Liana Hunt, Ben Fankhauser, Andy Richardson) (Missing part of act 1)

Newsies (Corey Cott, Liana Hunt, Ben Fankhauser, Andy Richardson) (Closing night)

Newsies (Adam Kaplan, Ben Fankhauser, Kara Lindsay, Tommy Martinez) AUDIO ONLY

Newsies (Dan DeLuca, Stephanie Styles, Jacob Kemp, Zachary Sayle) National Tour

Newsies (Joey Barreiro, Morgan Keene, Stephen Michael Langton, Zachary Sayle) National Tour

Newsies Live (Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger) Pro-Shot

Next To Normal (OBC)

Next To Normal (OBC) 2nd Broadway Preview

Next To Normal (Kyle Dean Massey, Jessica Phillips)

Pippin 2013 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

The Prom (Caitlin Kinnunen, Beth Leavel) Regional

Something Rotten (OBC)

Something Rotten (Rob McClure, Christian Borle)

Spring Awakening (OBC)

Spring Awakening 2016 Deaf West Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Spring Awakening (Andy Mientus, Ben Fankhauser) National Tour

Tuck Everlasting (OBC)

Waitress (OBC)

West Side Story 2009 Revival (Original Revival Cast)

Wicked (Kara Lindsay, Lilli Cooper, Jared Bortz)

Wicked  (Katie Rose Clarke, Willemijn Verkaik, Kyle Dean Massey)

Wicked (Alli Mauzey, Nicole Parker, Aaron Tveit)

Wicked (Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcleus)

Wicked (Ginna Claire Mason, Rachel Tucker, Jonah Platt)


Wants

Any decent Newsies bootleg with Corey Cott that I don’t already have

West Side Story Tour circa. 2011 (Chris Rice as Baby John, Clay Thomson as A-Rab)

Any Book Of Mormon bootleg with Nic Roueau, Brian Sears, Stephen Ashfield or any combination of those

Jersey Boys Broadway

An American In Paris Tour

Miss Saigon Revival

Kinky Boots Tour

The Scottsboro Boys

Aladdin with Telly Leung

Grease with Laura Osnes

Wicked with Jessica Vosk and/or Ginna Claire Mason (Munchkinland Tour)

Dames At Sea

South Pacific with Laura Osnes

And I’ll probably take anything else I don’t have!

UPDATE: Out of respect for the masters, I will gift a maximum of 2 bootlegs. No limit on trading. Hell, I’ll probably give you several for one.

Updated Bootleg Collection!!

Wow guys! i was so pleasantly surprised to the response to my first bunch of bootlegs! i have a bunch more for you!
Bootlegs:
Heathers
Heathers with Thomas Sanders (audio only)
Amélie (with Philippa Soo)
Dear Evan Hansen OBC
The Lightning Thief (audio)
Book of Mormon OBC
Book of Mormon Chicago
Legally Blonde
Next to Normal (Broadway Cast)
Next to Normal (OBC) (last performance of alice ripley, jennifer damiano, Brian d'Arcy James with speeches at the end)
Next to Normal (Off Broadway cast)
(Includes cut songs and scenes)
Hamilton OBC
Hamilton OCC
Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (audio only)
Waitress OBC
Waitress (Opening Night with Sara Bereilles) (audio only)
Falsettos
Wicked OBC (KC’s last)
Wicked OBC
Wicked with Nicole Parker, Alli Mauzey, Aaron Tveit
Something Rotten!
Newsies OBC
Newsies 2013 cast (Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Fankhauser)
Newsies Tour
In the Heights OBC
Bare (Off-Broadway)
Fun Home OBC
Deaf West Spring awakening
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson OBC
Pippin
Mamma Mia! OBC
Spongebob the Musical
Beautiful: A Carole King Story OBC
Cinderella OBC
Sweeney Todd (audio only)
Side Show
Hedwing and the Angry Inch
Miss Saigon
Paramour
Tuck Everlasting OBC
On The Twentieth Century
A New Brain
Little Shop of Horrors
Lion King (London)
Les Mis OBC
Rent
School of Rock OBC
American in Paris OBC
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Carrie the Musical
The Last Five Years
Once on this Island
Thoroughly Modern Millie OBC
The Nightman Cometh
Marilyn An American Fable
Aladdin
Finding Nemo
Gigi OBC
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (London)
Chaplin
Bonnie and Clyde
Phantom of the Opera
Ahhh i hope i can help you guys out! i love trading (finding new musicals is the best part of this) and am always willing to gift so!! just shoot me a message if you’re interested in anything :))

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I’m holding The Phoenix in my hand.
AS A BOOK.
I’M NOT OKAY.
This is so precious omg @walker-oliciter ! Thank you for the gift ❤️

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I apologize for the humungo post, I wanted all the images together in a master post instead of separate installments.

Remember the Jedi Knight Japanese Dictionary I posted about, with the artists Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano? Well, @ciette on tumblr actually purchased the book (so lucky!) and was so kind in letting me see the inside by scanning all the A/P images. I haven’t gotten the book myself yet (I will someday, hopefully) but getting these scans was a major relief as I’m not all over the place wondering what I was missing out on. To top it off, it was right near my birthday; such a great gift! I wanted to post these one the 16th but circumstances made it too difficult. I’m just happy all over. I did my best; ran them through lots of filters, and with some personal touches, I think I just about re-created the look as they are in the book.

For more inside, check out ciette’s post as she also shares images from the Padawan Learners Dictionary. :D

Lots of Love.  { Yet More Scans From The Dictionary ;) } 

acowar aftermath ❤️

Done and done and done and done. 

I am full, so full–of hope and tears and smiles and gratitude. 

This story–Feyre’s story, is one that will stay in my heart for a good long while.

Thank you Sarah. These books, these characters, their stories–they’re gifts. All of them. 

list of healthy nutritious bootlegs for starving theatre kids

aka i have some bootlegs and i’d like to share them with y’all. just shoot me a message. i’d prefer to trade but i’m 100% open to gifting!

my website is here for more info on the boots (e.g. cast, date, screenshot, format): aj-trading.weebly.com

OKAY TIME FOR THE LIST LET’S GO

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I implore y’all, please, please remember that writers are human. Especially fic writers, who do this for free, who have no positive response to their writing other than your feedback. As fun as it is to entertain the idea that writers write solely, nobly for themselves, there is no writer publishing their fic to the world who isn’t at least partially doing that to share it (and yes, also because they love what they’re doing! It can be both!).

I have gotten an increasing number of honestly dehumanizing reviews of late, all from different people, many of them with named AO3 accounts. There are people out there who treat my comments box like a Goodreads review for a book they’re dissatisfied with, who think that they’re my professor and I’ve just submitted my final assignment of the semester, who pop in to complain midway through a fic and then, when I address their criticism in later chapters, never return.

And I’m fortunate to have a lot of wonderful, generous reviewers who gift me with amazing comments that more than balance out the nasty ones! But I think about all the writers who are just starting out, the ones who are getting two or three reviews per chapter, the ones whose only received comments are from the people who write feedback that they’d never dream of telling someone to their face. 

There are writers who gladly accept criticism. There are writers who will take criticism and internalize it, for better or for worse. But there are many writers who are doing a fun thing because they’re just?? trying to have some fun?? and there’s no reason to leave them nasty criticism because you didn’t like their story. (There is a space, of course, to leave constructive criticism on something offensive or troubling, so long as you can find a way to be tactful and positive within that criticism. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone react the way that a critic wants them to when the criticism comes with vitriol and disgust alone.) 

A good rule of thumb is to assume that any writer who doesn’t actively solicit criticism isn’t asking for it. That’s going to their emails! They’re going to see ‘Guest left the following comment on Your Fic’ and be excited to see it! You are sending a message directly to someone like that!! A real human!! 

Please, think about how constructive your criticism is before you post something. Last week, I literally got a review on a story that’s been finished for years that was listing off every single specific tiny complaint that they had with the story. Today, I got one on a finished fic that graded me. (I got a…..B+, thx ever so.) If you want to make a difference with an author? Focus on something that can be changed or improved. Talk at length about how much you loved the [one time they got that thing right, if you stretch a little]. React emotionally to stuff you want to critique but focus your unhappiness at the character, not the author. If you want to treat someone like a fictional machine producing stories for you, treat the characters like that. They’re actually fictional.

And for the rest of you– please do keep in mind that these people will continue to review, will continue to make writing your favorite stories a consistently unpleasant experience. Please remember that that new writer who you’re kinda into is getting a few reviews at best, and if a third or a half of them are negative, that’s enough to scare someone off from sharing their writing for years. Please try to balance out these negative reviews with positive ones of your own!! Please give writers something positive about their experience writing a fic! They’re putting themselves out there and you’re reaping the fruits of that– and giving back, no matter what excuse you have (literally no writer cares if you’re inarticulate or if you’re going to repeat what they wrote or what other people have said. many writers care if you don’t bother saying anything at all), is vital to your fave ship or story or writer continuing to gift you with more.

(And I reiterate, I’m so, so grateful for my wonderful reviewers! This is not a letter about me or soliciting more feedback for me, this is for the other writers and reviewers out there for whom this might resonate. tho also it’d be nice to be treated like a person as well, t b h.) 

Leo: This envelope contains my inheritance from my uncle, he died a year ago. He was so rich, he had a whole room in his house just to eat in.

Hazel: You mean like a dining room?

Leo: Yeah. But in Manhattan.

Hazel: Oh, dang.

Leo: Now, just because I’m definitely rich now doesn’t mean I’m gonna forget my roots. You all get something, so fire away.

Jason: Leo, your friendship is gift enough for me.

Percy: Friendship is crap. I want a Ducati Monster 821.

Leo: All right, Percy gets a motorcycle.

Annabeth: Oh, cool, I want a fast sports car.

Leo: Come on, you can be honest.

Annabeth: I want old, expensive books. I’ll send you a list.

Leo: There you go. Now, let’s find out what I’m worth… Ah, I’m too nervous. Piper, you do it.

Piper: [Opens the envelope] It’s stock, one million shares!

Leo: Oh, my God!

Piper:… Of Blockbuster Video stock.

[Piper hands the folder back and everyone goes back to work in disappointment.]

Leo: What? Is that bad? I still have a Blockbuster card. WHAT HAPPENED TO BLOCKBUSTER?!

JOURNAL 3 BLACKLIGHT EDITION REVEALED! (Part 1)

Today’s a special day! Today is not only Father’s Day, but Alex and Ariel Hirsch’s birthday! Let’s celebrate by cracking open your copy of Journal 3, prepping your blacklight and invisible ink pens, and jotting down everything here in the special edition so you can have a copy for yourself without resorting to eBay or shady second-hand Craigslist deals!

I was lucky number 02149 to get a copy of the special edition of Journal 3. Well, lucky as in “I could afford to buy it and pre-ordered it back in March the exact day I heard about it going on sale.” Still, I am PSYCHED to share this with everyone! Admittedly I didn’t take photos of every single page – only the ones with black-light effects that were more than ink spatters. Some I had to take [kinda big] pictures of individually, to be able to read the text properly, and others were multi-page spreads that I couldn’t resist capturing in their beautiful glowy glory.

Of course I’ll be captioning them all for you, in case you can’t download/read them. Also, there’s a few secret codes in here! But did you really expect anything less? Also also, this is a 9 page word document (not counting pics), so I’m splitting it up into 3 parts. Especially considering the size of these pictures. 

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  • Dick Grayson: This envelope contains my inheritance from my uncle, he died a year ago. He was so rich, he had a whole room in his house just to eat in.
  • Tim Drake: You mean like a dining room?
  • Dick Grayson: Yeah. But in Manhattan.
  • Tim Drake: Oh, dang.
  • Dick Grayson: Now, just because I'm definitely rich now doesn't mean I'm gonna forget my roots. You all get something, so fire away.
  • Damian Wayne: Dick, your friendship is gift enough for me.
  • Jason Todd: Friendship is crap. I want a Ducati Monster 821.
  • Dick Grayson: All right, Jason gets a motorcycle.
  • Barbara Gordon: Oh, cool, I want a fast sports car.
  • Dick Grayson: Come on, you can be honest.
  • Barbara Gordon: I want old, expensive books. I'll send you a list.
  • Dick Grayson: There you go. Now, let's find out what I'm worth... Ah, I'm too nervous. Bruce, you do it.
  • Bruce Wayne: [opens the envelope] It's stock, one million shares!
  • Dick Grayson: Oh, my God!
  • Bruce Wayne: ... Of Blockbuster Video stock.
  • Bruce Wayne: [hands the folder back to Dick Grayson]
  • All (except for Dick Grayson): [go back to what they were doing in disappointment]
  • Dick Grayson: What? Is that bad? I still have a Blockbuster card. WHAT HAPPENED TO BLOCKBUSTER?!
Imagine working in a bookstore and Tom Hiddleston coming every day for books. Unknown to you is that he’s more interested to you than the books and proves it to you by flirting and giving you his number.

“Can I- can I help you?” you asked a little shyly, doubting he even heard you but at the moment you were the only one that could help him in case he was looking for a book.

All of your coworkers were either on vacation, it was their day off or simply their shift was over. You always loved staying at the book store for a little longer, the peace and quiet atmosphere along with the company of so many books, with less customers, especially when there were people like him that would come.

“Huh?” he looked up from yet another book and peaked at you, a charming smile forming on his lips “Oh, yeah I was actually looking for a book good enough but I have not had much luck.” he confessed with an adorable laugh.

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An Open Letter to Leigh Bardugo

Hello, Leigh ( @lbardugo )! It’s your friendly-neighborhood Baillie! 

I wanted to address the presents I’ve been giving (maybe shoving?) your way. While it’s been fun for me to create things that you (and whatever authors I end up latching on to) might enjoy–someone I volunteered with yesterday at the festival warned me to stop because you were probably uncomfortable with the gifts. 

And it broke my heart.

A little background on why I started giving you gifts: 

The last time I tried to give a friend a present, a personalized and signed copy of Vampire Academy, she accepted with a “Nice! I’ll add it to my collection!” And while I know she meant no harm–instead, meaning to make a joke about how many copies of tVA she had–it kind of made me recoil. It was a present that took hours of action (and standing in line) and a bit of planning to make sure we could get her this present. And my gesture was brushed aside.

I’ve enjoyed giving presents to friends for years and since then I stopped. Which is heartbreaking since I also feel inclined to stop keeping in contact with my friends because, in my mind, this brushoff is some sort of rejection. Even now making friends at my university is kept at a no-present policy so I don’t scare anybody off.

So I turned to authors because I figured they deserve presents and goodies after writing so much and I know I appreciate them to the moon and back. And I know some authors have to deal with mean people a lot and sometimes just need something nice.

I’ll be the first one to admit that my obsession with you increased tenfold when I ended up with SoC at SDCC (and I actually cried walking away from the Fierce Reads booth). Actually–I walk away from almost every interaction with you about to cry because I’m always in such complete and utter awe of your presence. The more I hear you talk at signings and at panels and even just on twitter– it’s more and more clear that you’re a fantastic and amazing person. 

And by no means do I want to make you uncomfortable with my presents.

But please, please, please let me know if it makes you uncomfortable or you truly want me to stop. I just had never stopped to even consider your side of things. 

It makes me feel incredibly selfish.

My Best Regards, 

Baillie 

P.S. 

To Better Explain your gift basket from YallWest: 

Blue Eyeshadow + Red/Gold Lipstick= Wonder Woman inspired Makeup

Fan: I thought I would get to you sooner and that it might help with the heat

Eyelashes: They Reminded me of Six of Crows

Justice League Stickers: I gave the same ones to Marie Lu. Just DC related.

Other Stickers: They were cute? 

Glow Sticks: Some events just need glowsticks