this happens a lot to me with like books i used to love

I miss when I used to read books often. I used to read books a lot as a kid and teen, I read all of White Fang in 4th grade and loved it. 

Yet once I graduated highschool, my attention span for reading is gone, I can’t even pay attention enough to finish a chapter in a book. 

I read daily, like online and stuff, articles, whatnot, but not books - fun stories you know?

Really miss reading man, I dunno what happened to me. 

Tin Foil Hat

Summary: The reader is very quiet so what happens when a curse is cast on her to make her say anything she’s thinking.

Characters: Dean x Reader

Warnings: Swearing (like more than normal), LOTS of sarcasm and sass.

A/N: So I was bored so I wrote this so please tell me what you think!!! I LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK!!!

A loud knock on your door pulled you out of your thoughts, you slowly lowered your book waiting until the last second to take your eyes from the words in a last minute attempt to finish the sentence. When you finally did look up you saw Dean leaning against the door frame with his arms crossed and a small smile on his face.

You returned his smile with one of your own and Dean took that as a sign that he now had your attention. “Sam found us a hunt a few towns over be ready to leave in twenty.”

You nodded softly and got up from your bead and walked over to the dresser still aware that Dean’s eyes followed your every movement.

You turned around to face him offering another small smile “Thank you.” You said barley above a whisper.

Dean nodded and took that as his cue to leave so that’s what he did, hesitantly as if he wanted to say something but decided against it. You only shrugged and kept packing.

-

Dean pulled the impala alongside the house that you knew to belong to a witch putting it into park before pulling out his gun and checking the clip as you did the same.

“You ready Y/N?” He asked looking back at you not expecting more than a nod, which was all you offered.

He returned your nod before turning to Sam.

He always did this, try and strike up conversation with you though not expecting results. It was kind of sweet, it showed you that someone cared. It was not as if you had nothing to say, quite the opposite actually, you were afraid that if you said too much you would push them away; so as a result you stayed quiet.

But this never seemed to bother Dean, it was as if he could read your thoughts sometimes, as if he knew that you had a lot to say and was just waiting for you to finally open up. Which was why he let you hunt with them, which was why you were now hunting this witch with them, which was why you had fallen hopelessly in love with him yet he didn’t know.

As the three of you approached the house Dean signaled for Sam to take the back while you and him took the front. Sam nodded before carefully creeping around the house while you and Dean approached the front door.

Dean signaled that he would go first and you would follow and you nodded.

What you weren’t expecting, however, was for the witch to be expecting you. Within a matter of seconds Dean was being thrown through the air and pinned against the wall, you soon following him.

The witch slowly approached you as you struggled against your invisible constantans.

“Well would you look at what we have here.” The witch laughed while you screamed internally willing Sam to hurry his ass up.

“You touch her and I swear-“ Dean yelled before being cut off abruptly by a flick of the witches wrist.

“Well that’s better,” She commented before turning back to you. “He does talk a lot doesn’t he? Though you seem to have the opposite problem.” The witch stared at you tilting her head to the side as if she were thinking. “All these secrets, you really shouldn’t keep them all bottled up.” She chastised you as your eyes flicked between her and the door Sam should be coming through any second. “Lucky for you I can help.”

Your eyes widened as the weight of her words hit you. You opened your mouth to scream only to be stopped by a purple powder being blown into your face. You started to cough roughly as you struggled to catch your breath and fell to the floor.

Within seconds Dean was by your side placing a soothing hand on your back as you were finally able to catch your breath.

“Are you ok?” He asked his eyes wide with concern.

“Yeah, just sort of dying here.” You said sarcastically, your brain taking a minute to process what you had just said; that was not supposed to come out of your mouth.

Dean looked a bit taken aback by your sudden burst of sarcasm but ended up chuckling as he helped you stand up. “You’re not dying quit being so dramatic.”

“You’re right I’m just coughing up a lung, do you think I could borrow one of yours you obviously have an extra one with all of the hot air constantly coming out of your mouth.” You spat before you could stop yourself causing you to groan inwardly.

Dean drew his eyebrows together and looked at you suspiciously “That doesn’t even make sense.”

“It does if you don’t think about it, I know you’re good at that.” You bit your lip and quickly walked out of the house before you could make even more of a fool of yourself.

However, to your displeasure Sam was standing outside leaning on the impala.

“I think the witch is gone.” He commented as you walked over towards him.

You let out another internal groan as you knew exactly what you were going to say next. “Wow gold star for ace detective Sam Winchester.”

Sam looked at you in confusion as Dean approached from behind you. “I think the witch did something to you.”

You twirled around and met Dean’s gaze. “You know I love how you state the obvious with such a sense of discovery, it’s cute.”

Sam let out a low chuckle causing you to spin around to him “What are you laughing at? You still start every hunt with ‘so get this’ like yes Sam we know when dealing with the supernatural we are going to end up with some weird shit.”

This time it was Dean who laughed as he threw his arm around your shoulders in a sort of side hug. Before you could stop yourself you started speaking. “You know I hate when you do things like this…” You quickly stopped yourself by literally shoving your fist into your mouth.

Dean looked slightly hurt as he quickly let his arm drop and Sam looked at you in concern.

“We better fucking fix me before I spill shit that I don’t want to spill.” You said angrily.

“Why Y/N you got some secrets that you don’t want us to know?” Dean asked with a smug grin on his face.

“Yes Dean that would be what my last sentence implied, good job you can now comprehend English at a second grade level.” You didn’t even try and stop yourself this time. “So you better keep you’re fucking questions to yourself got it shitheads?”

Sam laughed loudly. “Do you normally swear this much?”

“Normally no but next time I’ll blow some powder shit in your face and see how nicely you take it.”

Sam chuckled and held his hands up in surrender as he made his way to the impala getting in the front seat.

You slid in the back and once again began to tell them everything you were thinking “Why do you always get front seat? Do you ever think that maybe I want to sit next to-“ You shoved your fist into your mouth again and your cheeks flushed a bright red color.

“You know sweetheart if you wanted to sit next to me all you had to do was ask.” Dean smirked from the front seat.

“Tell me Dean, do you work hard at being a pompous ass or does it come naturally to you?” You asked with a small smirk on your face, maybe this curse isn’t all bad.

You watched from the backseat in the rearview mirror as his eyes quickly flicked back and forth and his mouth opened and closed many times. “Don’t strain yourself trying to come up with a good comeback.”

To your amusement you watched as he mimicked you under his breath, you shoved your fist into your mouth again deciding it was best to not say anything.

-

As soon as you got in the bunker you sprinted to your room before you could say anything you would regret.

Dean, however, was quick to follow you. “Where you going Y/N?” He teased.

“To my room before I say something I might regret.” You answered through clenched teeth choosing your words carefully.

“Why you got secrets?”

“Yeah, I really like-“ You started before you could stop yourself, shoving a fist into your mouth trying to shut the door in his face.

Dean, however, put his foot in the door to stop you. “Y/N do you really not like it when I put my arm around your shoulders?” Dean asked seizing your arms to keep you from stopping yourself.

“Really, this is the pressing matter on the great Dean Winchester’s mind.” You said sarcastically. “And yes because it just reminds me that you only think of me as a friend and I don’t want that, I want more.” You rambled before you could stop yourself. “But I’m about 99% sure that you don’t feel the same way, the other 1% is just a small part of my brain rocking back and forth in a tin foil hat telling itself that it could happen.”

Dean only chuckled and let go of your arms allowing you to shut yourself up. He watched you with a small smile on his face.

“What the hell are you smiling at?” You asked allowing yourself to speak again figuring the worst of it was over.

“Tin foil hat?” he asked, clearly amused.

“Shut up I spend too much time on the internet.” You muttered.

Then Dean did something that to this day you still can’t believe happened. He slowly approached you and softly ran his fingers up and down your arms leaving goose bumps in their paths.

“You know for the record the part with the tin foil hat is right.” Dean whispered before carefully pressing his lips to yours.

When he pulled back your eyes were was wide as dinner plates “I cannot believe that just fucking happened, that did not just happen, that-“ You kept rambling until Dean put a hand over your mouth to quiet you.

“You know I really like that you’re talking now but I don’t need to hear everything you’re thinking.” Dean chuckled.

“Well it’s not as if I can stop myself.” You said, your voice muffled by Dean’s hand. “And I’m also pissed that you manipulated me into telling you. Using a person’s only weakness against them, what kind of monster does that” You said in mock hurt.

Dean only laughed “Only weakness huh? Someone’s a little full of themselves.”

“Well when you’re as great as I am you can afford to be, don’t worry someday you’ll reach my level and then you’ll understand.”

This caused Dean to laugh harder. “You know I knew you were funny.”

You rolled your eyes and laughed. “Shut up and kiss me.”

How I Plan My Trips

For me, planning trips is half the fun.

I love researching on activities, booking walking tours and hotels and planning our itinerary. Especially if it’s just me and my husband, I’d rather plan my own trip rather than join a guided 7-day tour.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how I plan my trips (from what websites I use to how I go about the actual planning) so allow me to let you in on my little process! :p

Airfare is the most expensive ticket you’re most likely to purchase for your trip so it’s important to get the best rate. My husband and I wait for sales and travel expos.

Every February, there’s a big one that happens in SMX and that’s where we often book our flights for the year (this is where we got our super cheap London tickets last year!) We also subscribe to email alerts from airlines so that we’re updated when they have promo fares! 

Don’t forget to collect and use up your miles as well! We make sure that our miles are always updated after every flight and we use a credit card which gives you miles for every peso spent. (But sometimes, surprisingly, travel expos sales give you a better deal than if you use up your miles, so do your research!)

I know the business class photo seems ironic to use with the heading “book cheap airfare” but when we bought these tickets, they were the same price as the regular economy fares! Since business class fares are usually more than double economy rates, we decided this would be a good time to “splurge” on this little luxury to get a taste of this rare opportunity! (I plan on writing an entry about splurging on value experiences soon!)

This is the only thing about the entire planning process that I absolutely hate. Having a Philippine passport means you need to apply for a visa on so many places and sometimes they can just be soooo tedious!

Do I buy my airfare before I apply for a visa? Yup! Don’t I get scared they’d reject my application? Of course! But chances are, if you have a good travel record and you pass all your requirements diligently (and on time!) there’s no reason why they won’t grant you a visa.

TIP: Include a detailed itinerary, your roundtrip air tickets and hotel bookings when you submit your application. You need to prove you’re only there temporarily and for vacation so don’t be afraid to put in all the tourist-y things you plan to do! ;)

And now for the fun part! Time to make a rough list of all the places I wanna visit. My favorite go-to site is WikiTravel and TripAdvisor, but I don’t rely solely on them because I don’t always agree with everything they recommend (of course!) Google is my next best friend and here are some of the things I look for:

  • Did anyone I admire live here (painters, artists, musicians other notable people)? If yes, what are interesting sites to visit related to that person?
  • Events, festivals, special exhibits happening during my visit
  • Itineraries other people have made (for comparison)
  • Google “unique things to do in…” or “must-see places in…”
  • Interesting shops and stores

I’m also a geeky fanatic over my favorite TV shows and films so sometimes I also google something like “Doctor Who film locations in…” or “Movie shootings in…” Remember when I visited Storybrooke? ;)

TIP: When you list down places, take note of the fees and the opening and closing times! This will come in handy on our next step which is arranging everything!

Now it’s time to fix everything! What I usually do is arrange everything according to location; best friend = Google Maps. All the sites that are within walking distance from each other are placed on the same date. This way, I make sure I don’t waste too much time traveling from one place to another only to go back to that area the next day.

At this point, I also research on the best way to go around the area. For London for example, the Underground is the fastest and cheapest way to go so I researched on which stations I shuold go on and off on for the day’s plans. This is also where I start researching if there are 7-day travel cards or tourist pass cards that are worth buying (note: most aren’t so do your research well!)

This is also the best time to check if you’re better off using the public transportation, riding a hop-on-hop-off bus (best when you’re doing all the tourist-y sites anyway), joining a day tour (far away, remote locations) or renting a mini van (best for bigger groups).

As mentioned in #3, it’s important to take note when attractions start and end and when shops open and close. This is where I make a rough estimate of our schedule per day so you can see if everything fits or if you need to spread it out.

You can make your schedule as detailed or as loose as you want. Personally, I make them pretty detailed when I plan (I include travel time,rest time and souvenir shopping time haha) because my husband’s pretty obsessive compulsive about these things and I know he would absolutely freak if we plan to go somewhere only to find out it’s already closed for the day. 

PHEW! Sounds like a lot of work, huh? But like I said, I really enjoy planning so this is fun work for me! I know I sound like a planning freak, but trust me, during the trip itself, I never restrict myself to my planned schedule. If we take longer at a certain shop or if we see something along the way, we take the opportunity! If we end up not going to this place because we took longer at the other places, I don’t freak out! After all, that’s what travel is all about; discovering places for yourself and experiencing new things! 

But as my husband (the ever obsessive compulsive planner between us two!) would always say, planning is wise, and that’s true, especially if you only have a limited amount of time to spend at a certain place, it’s wise to plan ahead so you can maximize your time and make sure you don’t miss any of those must-do’s on your list! 

The comic has this note of, “art can be a wonderful thing, and can also be a self-destructive thing.” Why do YOU do art? What’s your advice to other artists?

J: I mean, I do art because I don’t really know how to do anything else, and I love telling stories. Comics are about telling stories. A book can look incredibly beautiful, but if the storytelling is poor, and I can’t tell what is happening, or who is talking, or where the characters are, then it’s of no use to me. So my advice is focus on telling the story – the rest will come. Also, get exercise and make sure you take breaks! You don’t want to end up like me with lots of back problems caused by years of working too long, and having to spend a lot of effort to undo issues I could have avoided to start with.
—  Jamie and I interviewed over at Threadless about all things WicDiv and our new merch shop.

Kyle: Well Stan is my super best friend so there’s lots of things I like about him. But if I have to pick one thing it would probably be…he’s always there for me I guess, I mean Kenny can be supportive. And Cartman is……Cartman. So Stan is my one friend I can usually rely on.

Kyle: Kenny is… well I worry about him sometimes. But what’s great about him is that even when really shitty stuff happens to him he almost always bounces back. He has a terrible home life, but always puts on a smile for us. Which in my book is really awesome. Maybe not so much for him but there isn’t much I can do about it.

There are a lot of things I feel about Cartman. I think he’s a fat, short, asshole who doesn’t know how to mind his own business. He’s always ruining shit and getting in the way of of everything. If something bad happens it’s usually because of something this dumbass did. But I figure you weirdos won’t leave me alone until I say something positive about him..So I guess he has nice hair. Are you happy now?

anonymous asked:

Wait has anyone done a Richonne timeline like how they were getting to know each other S3, became an open door in 'Clear" became friends, bestfriend, in like with each other, a family, and finally a relationship?? Like I would love for someone to do that because you all are the best ever in life with the breakdowns and analysis of Richonne.. also I would love for someone to ask Andy about it so we can know when Rick felt like yeah we are good friends etc...


My friend, let me see if I can help you out. Here and here are good sources for a very by-the-books analysis of Rick and Michonne’s relationship, starting from the end of 3x06 (when they first met and when a lot of us first started shipping them). It’s a very cut and dry explanation of what happened, being as the links are literally 1) a plot synopsis of each episode showing their progression and 2) a concise but effective summation of their entire relationship, which perfectly displays their evolution from strangers, to friends, to best friends, to parents, to two people in love. (Which, after reading ur ask, is something I think you would be highly interested in, and the video is honestly flawless/one of my favorites, so I highly, highly recommend it.) and also it existed!!! before they were canon!!! their love has always been so obvious!!! yay them!!! yay us!!! validation!!!


I also know there was an actual movie-type video that I saw floating around on Tumblr a while ago which put together literally every scene between Rick and Michonne (and maybe Michonne and Carl?) to show the progression of their relationship, although I don’t know if it’s still around or not. I sadly wasn’t able to find it.


However, if you’re looking for, say, another Richonne blog’s take/in-depth explanation of Rick and Michonne’s character and relationship development in chronological order via important episodes and lines of dialogue and thangs, I know I’ve seen (and liked and reblogged) other people’s posts like that, although I unfortunately haven’t found anything that goes too in-depth (probably because it would take up half a lifetime to complete). Although, now that I think about it, it might be fun to go back and rewatch their seasons together and write about the importance of what’s happening an episode at a time… Hmm… I mean, I’m pretty sure others have done it already. (For example, I know for a fact that Clear has been written extensively about [cuz duh – can u say “copious amounts of sexual tension” or “mother-son bonding time”???], and that I for one received an A+ on a project I did in regards to interracial relationships on TWD. I was going to get into Gleggie at some point, but ran out of time and obvi had enough material with just Richonne. Yeah….that’s literally my life. And, you know, not to brag or anything, but may I just say, I went off.)


AND NOW, IN REGARDS TO ANYONE READING THIS (YES, YOU!!! YOU READING THIS!): if you have any links to anyone’s Richonne posts or videos or vlogs or anything that’s along the lines of what’s been mentioned above, please reblog and add them!!! Make sure to include ur own lovely creations that u worked so hard on!!! I feel like we could all use a masterpost of the evolution of Richonne!! I know anon and I rlly want to read them!!! They’re seriously the best things!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!


Also, about Andy’s thoughts on what Rick thinks about Richonne: fret not, little one, for I believe the longer Richonne is around, and the more Rick and Michonne open up to each other about their thoughts and pasts and hopes and heartbreaks, the more likely it is that either on the show or in an interview they’ll start to discuss when these feelings first emerged, and elaborate on when and how that happened, as well as go a little more in depth on what they both meant when they said things like what appeared in this snippet of an International Business Times article:


“In a behind-the-scenes interview for the upcoming “Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season,” Gurira says she thinks her character, Michonne, has been “in love” with Lincoln’s character, Rick, for some time. Lincoln agrees, saying that he thinks it was “natural” for the characters to explore a more intimate connection. “I kept thinking, ‘Of course, it’s been right in front of me all the time.’ […] ‘It felt like a grown-up relationship that was always meant to be.’”


Also, I’d like to quickly address something just while we’re on the subject. After making my post about why I think Rick is a good (more like perfect) fit for Michonne, lots of people came up to me asking me for Andy Lincoln’s thoughts on the whole thing, even though 1) google exists, and I suggest you take full advantage of that and 2) the post itself was clearly not the right place for Andy to be getting involved. It was all about their relationship from Michonne’s perspective, and thus warranted only Danai’s thoughts on their character arcs/progression, not Andrew’s. She is a real, valid character, who is very underappreciated in fandom (if you ask me and a lot of others), and for many people their favorite character on the show - and rightfully so. She is strong, she is smart, she is soft, she is complex, she is a viable love interest. Please try not to make everything about ur fav, because it tends to push away someone else’s. Rick is not the only one involved in their relationship (obviously). Please stop making everything about him. There are already hundreds of thousands of posts/interviews out there just like that if you wanted to read up on them: about how Michonne is good for Rick, what she brings out of him, etc. Trust me, they’re there if you really want to look, but that wasn’t the question I was being asked to answer so it never came up.


That being said, there is a reason why Andy (and his mom) are the best captains a ship could ever ask for. Like honestly, before Richonne became canon (ugh, remember what an angsty, desperate, hellish place the world was back then?), he was the one who got me through it because I knew that beautiful man was never going to let it go. Andrew has repeatedly gone out of his way to bring up Rick and Michonne’s relationship (despite no one even remotely asking him about it), and often through the thinly-veiled excuse of his mom’s shipping of them, before finally getting fed up with everyone’s years of brushing him aside which led to him flat-out stating, just TO BE CLEAR FOR THE THOUSANDTH MILLIONTH TIME, “That’s what I want it to be. I want Michonne and Rick to get together.” Ahhhhhh. God bless him. He wasn’t going to give it up until it went canon. Danai could keep her cool, but Andy…


Just look at him light up every time someone so much as mentions them getting together, or the way he defends the idea at every possible chance he is given, or the way he interjects Danai CONSTANTLY just to talk about her and Rick’s relationship. Guys, he’s so obviously smitten with Richonne.


I mean, when one half of ur otp and THE MAIN CHARACTER OF THE MOST-WATCHED SHOW ON PLANET EARTH wants something to happen, it has a lot of sway over what’s going to happen. And if he saw that it made sense to him, and he thought it was the right place for his character to be, who’s going to tell him otherwise? Guys. He IS Rick. He knows that “he trusts her with his life, and with his children’s lives” and that “[they both have] a deep respect and a deep love for one another.” (ugh, just watch the video, it’ll help you sleep better at night).


SO IN SUMMARY: Andy never shut his mouth up about Richonne, using his privilege and his power to will it into being (cuz rlly, what could they do? fire him???? he had the upper hand and used it to his/all of our advantage), and now look where we are. In canon bliss.


P.S. “Like I would love for someone to do that because you all are the best ever in life with the breakdowns and analysis of Richonne.” I agree, there are so many great tumblrs out there that are always coming through with their interpretations of Richonne scenes and their beautiful second-by-second depictions of Richonne kisses that make me squeal <3 And the fact that I am a part of this “you all” is just… like….. the best thing to ever happen to me??? thank you??? I think I love you???? but it’s whatever

  • Me: So I'm scared as fuck for the future. Right now I don't think anyone could ever love me and...it's like a good novel, I just want to skip to the ending and see how it goes
  • My therapist: Well skipping to the end isn't always worth it, yeah you get to see what happens but you miss out on the adventures and fun and plot twists. I used to want the same thing, I remember how much it hurts to not know. But when you get to the other side, when you get to the end of the book, it's so worth all of it. All the time and effort and pain is worth that ending because you know that it's perfect. And I know that you will have an ending that is just as beautiful as you are.
Everything Happens To Me || Tomily

Tom felt nervous about Lily coming around his house, especially since the first - and last - time that she had been to his house was on their first date. A lot had changed since then. He had never expected to develop such strong feelings for somebody after a first date that consisted primarily of Italian food and dancing to The Jungle Book. It seemed daft to him, but he actually sort of loved that their beginnings had been so innocent - it was a dramatic change for him, when he was used to becoming physically intimate with people far more quickly than he had with her; he liked it. The past few days, he hadn’t been in high spirits, so his house was an absolute mess. But since he wanted to make a good impression with Lily, he had spent most of the day tidying up, which had actually been rather therapeutic for him. When Lily had sent him a text telling him she was on her way, Tom had just come out of the shower. He threw on a striped blue and white shirt and a pair of jeans before making his way downstairs and patiently waited for his guest to arrive.

lily-jamess

Hey guys!

I’m just a few followers away from reaching 750, so I decided to do my first (small) follow forever! I originally wanted to wait until I made it to 1K, but I honestly didn’t know if that would happen before the end of Book 4. I really care about all of the people on this list. Some of you have been apart of my life for nearly 8 years and some of you have just come in it, but you’re all so great. If you’re looking to have a great dashboard full of positive fans, follow all of these people- you won’t be sorry. Before I begin, I would just like to say THANK YOU to all of you who follow me and have showed me love and kindness on here. I consider a lot of you family. It’s breaking my heart that Korra will be ending soon, but it’s comforting to know that this universe will live through all of us forever. I love you guys! Thanks for being awesome! 

-Meredith

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I always thought that I would have butterflies and nervous feelings when I finally started to fall in love. But with you, I don’t get those butterflies. Maybe it’s because we’re comfortable with each other and have been for a long time, or because we always hug each other and cuddle, but I don’t feel that way with you. I feel safe and comfortable and at peace when I’m with you, no matter the circumstances around us. And it doesn’t magically fix anything bad that happens, but it makes me feel like I can deal with whatever crap the world decides to throw at me because I’ll have you there to hold me when I can’t stand alone.

I think that means a lot more than being so nervous that I can barely speak.

—  // i’ll see you tomorrow, okay? // an excerpt from a book i’ll never write #33

anonymous asked:

Hi. I don't know if it's normal, but it's been some time since I can't really read as I usually did it before, so hungry for reading, and when I grab a book I just look at it and think: Oh, I'll read it later... but later never comes, y'know? The same about writing... I've some stories that need to be put on the paper, but I have no will or strength (at all) to do it, and I don't really know what's happening to me. Any advice? :/

It looks like you need some focus. Or maybe you need to find books that really interest you.

If you’re on the go a lot, take a book with you. Keep it in your bag or purse or whatever and whenever you have at least five minutes of doing nothing, take it out and start reading.

Find a book that you really used to love. Read it again. This can get you excited again and you won’t waste time wondering if you’ll like this book or not. After a while, you’ll get back into reading.

Another option is to try audio books if you’re one of those people who needs to multitask to stay stimulated. Listen to them while you take care of other stuff and gradually go back to reading.

When you pick up a new book, you should also start small or pick something with short chapters. If the chapters are only 1 to 4 pages long, reading that small amount will give you enough closure so you don’t feel like you have to read 20 pages to make any progress.

For motivation to write, check the tags page for the motivation tag.

1. I like you. There are so many things I want us to do, to become, but there’s a fog of unspoken words covering your eyes and we will never happen. I like your hair and the way you laugh. I like how friendly and laid back you are. We are so different from each other but I think love could happen easily enough. 

2. I think about dying a lot. I don’t think about what it’ll feel like or what my last seconds of life will be used to think of. I find myself staring at my brightly painted walls at two in the morning wondering if we ever really fade. I think maybe we all come back eventually; souls are not temporary things, they don’t know what it’s like to stop existing.

3. I appreciate you. I appreciate how you’ll do things for me and take my bullshit words and always remind me of how much you love me. I know I don’t say thank you enough but I am eternally grateful. Our relationship would be permanent turmoil if I was in complete control, so thank you for always taking the higher road, for always remembering that I’m doing the best I can too. 

4. I am fascinated by how small of creatures we are. We are in this big, big universe filled to the brim with emotions and favorite songs and constellations and planets. There is so much out there to explore and I hope I get to see it all. I don’t care how or when. I just want to understand what it’s like to have unforgettable memories. 

5. I would never leave. I am in this small room filled with pictures and paintings and bright blue walls. I could sit here forever and wonder. I would wonder about you and where I’ll be in ten years and if I’ll ever get to have all of those important ‘first time’ things everyone talks about. Sitting here and thinking about it is almost as easy as actually doing it all.

—  (Five) Things only my paper will hear 
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Neil Patrick Harris: A Man of Mystery, Magic & Marriage (INTERVIEW)

Now that we’ve read your autobiography, what do we still not know about Neil Patrick Harris?

Um, nothing. That’s literally every single thing that’s happened in my life. No. That’s not true at all. Seriously, the notion of having a memoir be relatively lightweight and comedic, almost like a parody/humor book, is more effective for me. As a magician, there are a lot of things that I keep close to my vest. I’m able to tell a story about hanging out with Elton John and David Furnish without revealing or betraying a confidence that they have in me. What we did together is sacrosanct to us. I have no interest in a memoir being tell-all and salacious. I’ve gotten to work with a lot of fun people and had some crazy experiences, and I’ve tried to tell those stories without breaking anyone’s trust.

You’re married now, a father of two children, and are wrapping a banner year. What’s next for you? How has the mission changed since landing the role of Barney Stinson almost a decade ago?

I loved doing How I Met Your Mother, but I wasn’t trying, personally, to change hearts and minds. I was trying to chew on scenery and give you a good laugh after your long day of work. I feel like that has been my job as an actor in my 20s and 30s. I’m a smaller piece in a bigger puzzle, right? I get hired to do a certain thing. It’s not necessarily to be a purveyor of high intellectual art. It’s more like a magic trick or a circus performer, which is not to take anything away from magicians or circus performers. That’s just what my role has been. Now that I have kids of my own, I feel like I’m more interested in telling stories, in making things, and I’ve started a production company called Prediction Productions and we’re going to start producing content that we think is informative, whether that be meaningful and thought provoking or instructional and educational. I want to start making things that have the potential to make bigger ripples. That’s toward the future.

The role of Barney Stinson could have been so one-note, though the writing, obviously, got more complex as the show went on. But in your performance, there was always this whiff of gravitas or sadness, even when Barney was simply hamming it up with his friends.

Yeah? Good! Between you and me, that’s what made that chapter of my life so exciting. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who created the show and are our contemporaries, they loved combining the comedy and the pathos. When you have people as talented as Josh Radnor or Colbie Smolders or Jason Segel, who can be very sincere and beautiful, you can put someone like Barney Stinson in there and let him be a wild and crazy Steve Martin guy. When Barney’s afforded the chance at pathos, it’s really moving then. It’s surprising. If it was just broad comedy – Mr. Bean or something just overtly comedic – it might seem out of place, but because our show prided itself on being sincere, I was able to be both very funny and then suddenly be pining over Robin and it has a little more impact.

Many audiences have been very surprised to see you turn up in Gone Girl. Landing that role must have been a game changer for you, yes?

For sure. To get the call that (director) David Fincher wants to sit and have lunch with you to talk about his next movie, it took the wind out of my lungs. I’m a massive fan of his work, back to The Game. Remember that Michael Douglas movie? That movie is my life. My husband threw a scavenger hunt for me on my 40th birthday. I traveled across the country for a week with him, solving clues, hunting treasure. Besides ClueThe Game is my favorite movie. Getting to be on set with David Fincher in a major movie of a book that is one of my favorites, it’s just an embarrassment of riches. It’s the big leagues. All you can do is work hard, be quiet, go back to your trailer, and pray that you didn’t f*#k it all up.

Do you ever look at your own life in a Choose Your Own Adventureway? You seem to be following your bliss, marching to the beat of your own drummer, whatever cheesy aphorism you want to apply.

I’m in a fortunate position these days in that I get a little more say in what I choose to do. Most actors don’t get that choice. You’re waiting by the phone for your agent to call and tell you there’s an audition at three and they’re faxing – faxing! Look at how old I am! – we’re emailing you the pages and don’t be late and good luck. All you can do is hope the jobs you get aren’t terrible. I’m at a place now where I have a little more choice and I think people are starting to see what I’m interested in is kind of random – magic and tightropes and pratfalls, but a lot of other stuff. I think people are maybe, maybe, beginning to see I can do a lot of different things believably. That makes me happy. Also, the way that I process information as a human being is kind of methodical. I’m overly analytical. I probably would be a decent chess player because I tend to spend too much time in my own brain thinking of: If I make this choice, let’s weigh out what the possible results will be. Then I weigh them out. Usually I do that pretty quickly – even mid-conversation or mid-interview. I’m always thinking ahead: if I answer this way, it might be construed that way. If I answer this way…

But you wouldn’t do that during our interview, would you?

(Laughs) No. Never! (Laughs) That might seem guarded, but when you’re looking at a career, you don’t want to be impulsive all the time. That creates extra work sometimes in having to clarify what you said. You don’t want to upset the balance of everything by saying or doing the wrong thing. It’s one reason I’m so grateful that [husband] David Burtka is in my life. He is such the opposite of me. He does what he feels and lets the cards fall as they might. There’s something so free and pure about that to me and I sometimes wonder if I wouldn’t get a better night’s sleep if I just made cleaner, simpler decisions. I’m just not wired that way. 

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Micro Review: Avoiding Temptation

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1. Title and author: Avoiding Temptation by K.A. Linde
2. What made you pick it up? I read the other 2 books and wanted to see what happens.
3. Was it what you expected? Kinda. When it comes to the main character, you never know who she is going to choose but expect a lot of back and forth between these dudes. So if you don’t like to read about love triangles then this isn’t for you BUT if you like a frustrating book that’s written well, then this is the series for you. Just a fair warning, these books would probably piss you off sometime while reading. Lol. I just like that type of torture. 
4. Would you read the sequel? Sadly, this is it. I would like to read about the guy she didn’t choose if the author would ever decide to write one because I liked him best.
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