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Driving Lessons // A Phan One-Shot

Genre: domestic fluff, parent!phan

Words: 2.8k

Relationship status: married

Warnings: none

Summary: Dan and Phil’s first time teaching Emily how to drive doesn’t exactly go as smoothly as they would’ve hoped it would go.

A/N: Sorry if any of this is inaccurate - I don’t live in the UK, so I had to research a bit on how driving works there, so sorry if any of the info I used was incorrect!

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anonymous asked:

Looooiiiins~ Do you have any tips for an aspiring fanfiction writer, such as myself? Your such an amazing writer! :)

Oh man, thank you so much! I feel unqualified to give anybody tips about, like, anything, but here are a few things that I personally feel are really important to writing good fic:

  • Characters! They need to be believable as people. You know when you’re reading a fic and the dialogue and thought processes of the characters are so removed from real life and real ways of thinking/speaking that it just kind of jars you and you lose interest or investment? It doesn’t matter if I’m writing the most fantastical high fantasy with the most unreal concepts, or the most ridiculous crack you’ve ever read, I’m absolutely still going to ground my characters in reality. Yes they are in ridiculous situations, but how would real people react to those ridiculous situations? On the other side of the spectrum, you can be writing something in a totally mundane setting (i.e. the award-winning fic Inc.) and you can make it a story with pretty much just characters alone. Characters are always the main focus of my writing energy, and often my plot kind of forms around them.
  • Give the audience something new and interesting, something that’s not going to be written off immediately by potential readers as “just another ___ au.” People make split-second decisions about whether or not they want to read a fic. Give them reason to pause, either with a creative concept or a creative presentation, or just something that will make them pause and think, huh, interesting. And hey, I love tropes as much as the next guy, so put a new twist on it, approach it from a different way, flip it on its head. With the amount of fic in this fandom now, it’s really easy for fics to get buried, so make yours sparkle. Make them notice. 
  • Know where you’re headed! This is PURELY my personal experience and I know people write differently, but I cannot start to publish a fic before most of it is already written. Or planned at the very least. And this is because for me, again just ME PERSONALLY, the finished product of a fic is just so fucking different than what I started out with. So different, in fact, that I often need to go back and edit my characters in earlier scenes to make them more consistent, or consider how new plot points would affect them. Or, I’ll think of some really great idea or parallel or reference that I go back and add to an earlier part of it, and people are like wow, she had it all planned out from the beginning! And guess what? I 1000% did not. When I have most of the story finished before I start to publish chapters, I think it gives it a much more cohesive feel.
  • If you’re getting stuck on something, fucking skip it. Skip that scene, hell skip that SENTENCE that is jammed in your brain, just always move forward. Like, personally, I really struggle with 1) descriptive non-dialogue portions and 2) smut. So my rough draft is kind of like a skeleton, all dialogue and notes about what I want to happen but don’t have the brain power to write just yet. When you slow down, you sink! Keep moving!
  • Don’t give into the little voice in your head that says your writing sucks! I am going to tell you something, I have impulsively deleted/abandoned things I’ve written before in a moment of insecurity, and I really regretted it. Take a step back from it, sleep on it, send it to someone else so they can look at it with fresh eyes. Of course when you’ve read your own sentence a million times before, it’s not going to sound as good or as fresh as it did at first. It’s easy to get bogged down and start to despair, but sometimes your own brain is the biggest asshole.

I hope this isn’t just a total waste of a read, but really man, wishing you all the best with your writing! Kick ass!

anonymous asked:

⚰️ + Kirby ?

Send “⚰️ + a character ” for a drabble where my muse found out that character has died.

It was most uncommon to receive envelopes and letters from worlds that lay beyond the dimensional boundaries of Patch Land on a regular basis. While visitors arriving to the kingdom tended to prepare their own personal greetings and salutations, it wasn’t truly until the moment they arrived within Patch Land that they would deliver such news that they possessed.

As such, it was a pleasant surprise when Prince Fluff received a telegram addressed to him. Realizing it was from Dream Land was enough to raise an eyebrow in wonder, but not enough to override the excitement building within him as he feverishly tore open the envelope it was transported within and read through the piece of paper as quickly as he could.

It was more than possible that this could have been an address from Kirby himself, the prince’s best friend whom he had sadly not seen since they had parted ways years ago following their shared adventure. Regardless of the loneliness he had endured for a little more than half a decade, he was all too willing to forgive the other if he had anything noteworthy to mention within the telegram.

Most unfortunately, such was not the case.

The piece of paper (written by Meta Knight no less) slipped from his grip once he finished reading it, slowly floating to and fro in the air before settling upon the ground at his feet. His nubs were shaking, his eyes were wide, and his whole body was twitching rather terribly.

“K-K-Kirby….i-is…d-d-d-dead…?”

No, it couldn’t be true. There was absolutely no conceivable way such news could bear this amount of weight and come off as valid and factual. Kirby was a strong Star Warrior who had defended Dream Land in the past from numerous threats and dangers. He had always come out standing before, so there was no way he had somehow failed to do so now…right?

Amidst his conflicted emotions and streaming tears that threatened to choke his breath, there was a soft voice in the back of his head that told him such news was true. He didn’t want to believe it, but his body betrayed his internal squabbling.

“Kirby…” the prince uttered, closing his eyes as he collapsed upon the ground and sobbed endlessly. “Kirby…why?? Y-You c-c-can’t be dead…I k-know you’re not!”

He didn’t care he was out in the open where anyone could see him in such a miserable state. Right now, he didn’t care about anything other than the tragic details of Kirby’s death, in addition to the depressing knowledge sinking into his mind that remained firm no matter how hard he shook his head in an attempt to remove it from existence.

He would never receive a future visit from his best friend…ever again…

(@curioosity​ liked for a starter!)

“Hey, ain’t you that kid from that weird shindig with lord what’s-his-face?”

The demon frowns, trying to put a name to the girl’s face. What was it? Lisa, Laura, Azi…Anarosa? 

No…None of those sounded right. Maybe it was Ashley? She looked like an Ashley.

“Nice ta run into ya again. How’s life treatin’ ya…um…pal?” 

Wow, smooth. Real smooth.

Alright, final thoughts on AHCA today:

  • very unlikely the Cruz/Paul abolish-Obamacare-hardliners are going to vote against, even if this is somehow “Obamacare-lite” in their eyes
  • We need 3. Heller is already “concerned” (this means nothing), Portman would have trouble justifying the cuts to the opioid crisis back home (though he’s safe til ‘22). Capito, Gardner, and Murkowski are the obvious targets that would fold, since they’ve been publicly pro Obamacare’s medicaid expansion
  • Collins could be picked off like she was for DeVos. She’s already been critical of the process.
  • Next week’s CBO score, especially if it’s worse than the House bill, will probably be when we see senators fleeing from it, if that’s what’s going to happen.

anonymous asked:

'Earn the trust of the Namjoon stans' does this mean we will be royally fucked over? Cause it sounds like I'm about get my ass whooped and handed to me when this comes out. Just curious, how many bottles of holy water should I prepare?

I had to go back and find the ask where I said this, and yea, the job location for Namjoon…so some of the reactions I got when I pitched the idea to a few others were “……whoa” and “risky, but I’m with you.” I also got a “YES….YES GIRL OMFG.”

Every time I write for a new member who I haven’t written before, I get nervous af. I have to be careful with the Namjoon stans, because the smut market usually paints him as a dom/daddy/CEO/powerful character. You guys are probably expecting to seeing that, so I risk hate mail (a major time suck) if I paint him in another light. But after a couple weeks of thinking on it, I decided fuck it and am jumping in with both feet and writing his Call Me Mistress story first and putting that out there to see what happens. Then, based on that feedback, I can craft a better Working Man story for him (and then the WMB feedback will influence his multi-chapter fic).

To answer your question: the amount of water you need is dependent on how sensitive you are to seeing him on his knees. 💦🔥👀

anonymous asked:

I'm super ashamed and embarrassed of being/identifying as bisexual because of all the biphobia I've witnessed. It's really fucking with my mental health and idk what to do. It's to the point where I just want to identify as straight, but I know that giving into biphobia and heteronormativity aren't the answer. I'm just lost. Our sexuality is always trivialized and I can't complain about it without being mocked. How do you guys deal with this?

I feel this. Biphobia is the largest cause of creating what is known as The Silent Majority - Bisexuals being the largest percentage of queer people and yet the most misrepresented.

I deal with it by surrounding myself with people who accept Bisexuals, people who cheerlead Bisexuals, and people who love me for me and for my Bisexuality. Aside from it being a good way to maintaining a positive self-image in regards to your own personal Bisexuality, it’s a good rule to live by in general. I also deal with it by educating and stepping in when I see Biphobia.

Spreading information to those otherwise unaware to Bi stigma helps! That’s why it’s always important, for those who aren’t Bi and care, to be a good Bi ally and educate people on the effects of Biphobia, including studies showing, for example, Bisexuals suffering from more mental health issues like depression and anxiety than their Gay/Lesbian counterparts. When we see biphobia existing in general cishet society (where we’re facing homophobia on top of biphobia) we turn to our safe spaces, our queer spaces, but in our safe spaces as well we’re not as safe as we should be. We desperately need these spaces especially since studies show Bisexuals face more sexual violence than their Gay/Lesbian and Straight peers. So when this support system we should have gets taken away for who we are - that’s Biphobia. And it does real actual harm towards Bisexuals. 

“No one is hanging you for being Bi, Biphobia isn’t a thing!” well that’s the interesting part! In addition to dealing with Biphobia, which has its own ugliness as briefly mentioned, Bisexuals also deal with homophobia! (internally and externally, as previously mentioned). So in these moments, when we retreat to our safe spaces to recoup, and we’re forced to behave differently or be not what we truly are, or constantly questioned in regards to the validity of who we are, it does damage! It’s a cycle of violence and further reinforces this notion that, in LGBTQ+ spaces - despite being a very present letter in the acronym, queerness is conditional instead of something inherent. Bisexuality is inherently queer, has its own unique queer experiences, is a marginalized identity through and through, deserves better treatment, and deserves equal support. 

This being said, cause these things need to be said, understanding that these concepts are present and being able to live a happy life are possible. What helped me out of my internalized biphobic/homophobic rut was coming to terms with the fact I wanted to be happy. My bisexuality wasn’t going to change, so I knew the only thing to do at that point was to accept it and learn to love it. There are also SO many Bisexual allies out there! The real world isn’t Tumblr discourse 24/7 I promise you and I can’t tell you how many times my gay and lesbian friends stop me whenever I start thinking biphobicly and step in to reinforce I’m queer and worthy. Bisexuality is beautiful. Your bisexuality is beautiful. It may be hard right now but I promise you it does get better.