this is probably early for some people but whatever

anonymous asked:

As someone who wants to be a writer, like that's what I want to do with my life, I keep getting writers block and it'll last for months and is there any tips you've got to help me?

ahhhh I’m not really a writer so these might not work but I’ll do my best

  • prompts!! ask people on tumblr to send you some, or there are entire blogs devoted to it! just a short idea that you can put your own spin on and hopefully you’ll find something that’ll spark your creativity
  • try something different. take a step back form whatever project you’re struggling with and just write. describe your surroundings, describe people’s selfies (they’ll be more than willing if you offer!), write some poetry, just take a step back and try to make writing fun again
  • stop writing for a bit and try reading. that’s probably what sparked your love of writing in the first place and maybe it’ll give you some inspiration
  • try setting up a different writing schedule- a lot of people write early in the morning but try moving around your writing time to find what works best for you
  • maybe try starting a dream diary? it gets you writing and might offer some inspiration down the road
  • back to the earlier point of doing something different, just do anything creative! music, drawing, painting, any of that stuff. if you’re not much of an artist you could try keri smith’s books (they were v big on tumblr a few years ago) they’re designed to be fun and make you more creative so might help with writers block?
  • change where you write- maybe switch to writing in notes or even ditch the computer and do it by hand! gives you a fresh perspective on things
FIGHTER (Part 1)

Originally posted by hs127

Walking out of your local supermarket, you looked up at the bleak, grey sky; it had seemed that way forever. Deeply, you sighed,there was never sunshine in your city. Carrying your heavy shopping bags on the way back home, you heard what sounded like a rough fight in the distance with cries of pain and cuss words screamed from two guy’s mouths. Fights weren’t uncommon where you were from, not since the wall was built. The stone wall at the edge of your city that split the next city apart from you was built of thick stone and was over 10 feet tall. The people from the next city weren’t allowed in. They were called ‘The Clan.’

The rumour had it that if a member of the clan so much as breathed near you, you would be overcome by evil thoughts and become a walking destruction machine. It all started in the early 1900′s when a great war broke out between the two cities and everyone the clan touched became obsessed with the person who changed them, doing whatever they pleased and killing the people from the opposite city. Of course, some parts weren’t true and the people over the wall would probably be safe, normal people but the government was so cautious and superstitious that the wall was built. In some places, it caused more anarchy and people still broke out in fights, scared that the other was in fact, an evil member of the clan. 

Walking through the dark alley as a short cut, the fighting sounds got closer and closer, filling your body with anxiety. You were tempted to run back and take the long road but that would cause you to walk an extra half hour that your hands couldn’t take due to the heavy shopping bags. You bit your lip, your heart thumping as you came to the end of the alley and finally, you could see the two men in a fight and one of them was being held up against a wall with a knife close to his neck. You gasped, never seeing such violence before. The vulnerable man had blood dripping from his busted lip, a gaze on his cheek and bruised hands. 

“I’m going to murder all of you good for nothing, waste of space bastards. You all will rot in hell.” 

The man holding the knife growled, scrunching his eyebrows and gritting his teeth in fury. As the knife was getting closer to the man’s neck, beads of sweat began to roll off your forehead, not knowing what to do. You couldn’t just let the man get killed when you knew you could change the situation. Gathering all the courage you could get, you began to walk lightly on your feat, your pulse racing, sneaking closer to the man with the knife. With all of your might, you swung the heavy, large shopping bag across the man’s head, causing him to cry out in pain and fall to the ground. You heard something crack as he hit the floor; you were sure he wasn’t dead but you were also pretty positive he wasn’t going to get up for a while. Bringing your hand to your heaving chest, you looked up at the man you’d saved. He was pretty close to the definition of beautiful. Disregarding his injuries, he had luscious plump lips, smooth looking milky skin, deep brown eyes and the most eye catching thing was his platinum blonde hair that faded in to a bright blue. No one dressed like that where you were from; it was a breath of fresh hair. The man still had fright in his eyes. He was staring at you like you were an alien. It confused you. Finally, he broke the silence. 

“Are you fucking crazy?! Why did you save me?!” 

He exclaimed, you never thought he’d be angry that you saved him. 

“You were about to have your throat cut open.” 

You raised an eyebrow, freaked out at his reaction. 

“I didn’t fucking need to be saved. I don’t need help from you guys. Don’t you get it?! If anyone saw you saving me, we’d both be shot on the spot! Get the fuck away before someone catches us.” 

You were speechless, looking at him blankly as you picked up your now battered shopping from the floor. It was odd just turning around and walking away from the guy you’d just saved from murder with no gratitude, just a scream at you. You knew he was one of them, one of the clan members and that didn’t bother you, you were just disappointed that you never even got a thank you. Looking back one last time, he was glaring at you as still as a statue in front of the unconscious man. It was an odd day to say the least. 

This photo.  I’m dead.  I *just* joined Tumblr, so I hope I’m doing this right - I just wanted to share this story with everyone.

MegaCon Tampa 2016 was my (and my kids’) first con and it was the most amazing experience.  I was so nervous about the photos because I paid a LOT of money for the photo/autograph package and my kids tend to make silly faces in pictures and not smile.  My 3yo (mini doctor) does not like strangers (and I wasn’t sure whether, at his age, he would make the connection that this tall bearded man is the actor who plays “the spiky hair Doctor” on TV and therefore we love him.)  Afraid he would just see DT as “random bearded stranger”, I was envisioning an awkward disaster, but reminded myself that whatever happened would be a fun memory regardless.

I was elated to find out that our photos and autographs would be 1st thing in the morning since we had purchased the “Ultimate Fan Experience” package.  I knew at least the kids would be at their best and probably not cranky yet.  We arrived early and stood in line with some of the most amazing people.  My mini doctor was finally allowed to play with his sonic screwdriver, and everyone was very patient with his incessant “sonic-ing” at their costumes, jewelry, merchandise, and various body parts.

We walked into the photo “booth” with about 2 people in front of us, as David & Billie’s faces both lit up when they saw the kids in costume.  I think Billie even pointed at mini Rose.  I told the person in charge that it would be just the kids in the photo, and she motioned me to stand by the cameraman during the photo.  I am SO GLAD I was not in the photo because I got to see the entire scene unfold.

**YES I RAMBLE!  HERE’S THE GOOD PART IF YOU SKIPPED AHEAD**

David bent down, opened his arms enthusiastically to my son, and said, “Come here!”  Then something magical happened - my son went right to him without hesitating and David picked him right up and turned toward the camera.  It was adorable and precious and so many other adjectives but mostly just random letters produced by flailing at the keyboard because adjectives don’t do it justice.  Both kids and myself were beaming as we stepped out of the booth to retrieve our photo - but the photo checker motioned us BACK INTO the booth (I’m guessing one of the kids blinked during the photo).  I was devastated - there was NO WAY the whole scene would go as well the second time.  We squeezed back into the area, and David again opened his arms to my little guy.  He practically ran into David’s arms, like he was greeting his daddy coming home after a long day at work.  It was incredible.  In fact, my mini doctor was so enamored with David, he forgot all about his precious sonic screwdriver until David reminded him, “Point the sonic!  Right there!  Right at the camera!”  It was just amazing seeing David so attentive to my son.  Several of the people behind us in line also got to witness the magic and have told me that the scene was one of the highlights of THEIR MegaCon as well!  And most of my fangirling has been over David, but the fact that my mini Rose is also smiling in this pic is a HUGE testament to Billie’s sweetness and friendliness. We had literally practiced making a nice smile for the photo and all I got was a blank stare.  Rose is by far my daughter’s favorite companion and I know she was completely thrilled at meeting Billie and how Billie squealed over her costume (On a side note, Eleven WAS her favorite Doctor - but I think she is a TEN convert now after meeting David!)

We moved on to the autograph line and waited while David and Billie finished the rest of the photos.  My 7yo (mini Rose) wanted to say something to David - I wasn’t sure we would have time to say much at all but when we got to David I said, “She wanted to tell you something” and he patiently leaned over the table to hear her and said, “What did you want to tell me?”  She told him she loved his performance in Much Ado, and I mentioned that she was a big fan of Shakespeare after watching him in Much Ado and Hamlet.  He said “Oh, I love hearing that!” 

She also got to ask him a question in the DT/BP panel at the end of the day, but I will save that for another post!

anonymous asked:

I'm in my early 30s. I'm a het cis female but I almost feel NB and queer, as in, I don't hugely identify as anything. I'm very curious about taking testosterone. Sometimes I wonder if when I go into menopause, I could then just go full on and go on T or whatever and just leave the femaneless behind. Any insight?

Well, that’s something you could do, but you sound like you’re still in the early stages of questioning, and probably need to do more reflection and research before making this decision.  I’m sorry if I sound harsh, but you sound a little bit “aw, what the heck, may as well try it” about this, and T isn’t not a “what the heck” medication, it’s lifechanging. Some nonbinary people find that it changes their life in a positive way, but not all.  I’d definitely recommend spending a lot more time examining your feelings about your gender and your body before deciding whether T is something you need.

That said, if you research it and feel that it’s right for you (and find a medical provider who agrees), as far as I know you can start T at any age and experience changes.  So if you want to try it later in life, the option will be open.

New Perspective: A Solangelo Fanfiction

Drew’s the best and also the worst, and also I haven’t written a lot of witty dialogue lately, I missed that. So you know I had to bring back some of the snap. Also all the lube available and Nico with a ponytail. Cause you know, those things should never be mutually exclusive in fanfiction ;) 

(this fic takes place after the events of Lover-Cares)

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“Nico, what the heck?” Austin said, looking rather startled. “Did you seriously just refer to yourself in the third person.”              

“It’s never too early for some good old fashion dissociation and self-hatred my guy,” Nico said with a probably terrifying half-smile half-baring of teeth he cheers his coffee and downed it. Noting Kayla and Austin’s genuinely unamused faces, he scoffed. “My comedic skills are lost on you people, I swear.”


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I’m perfectly fine with not shipping kids (I mean, like, 12-13 year olds and younger) in a show/comic/whatever because I don’t think a serious relationship is probable or realistic at that age. I’m 13 right now myself, and I have never fallen in love before. Sure, I’ve had a few crushes, but never a relationship. Some people enter relationships as adults, some as teens. I believe it’s never too late to start a proper, romantic relationship (if you want one, anyway), but I think there is an age where something like that is ‘too early’.

FANFIC: THE GROUPIE - a Kadam AU Saturday fic

This week’s Prompt:

Adam and Kurt have never met, but Adam is a huge fan of One Three Hill and can’t pass up the chance to meet their lead singer.

AN: This is already AU so just for the sake of simplicity, assume that Kurt never got back together with Blaine and is currently single.

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Calum is so deeply in love with all aspects of music I find myself in a state of awe every time I think of it. This boy chose music over God knows whatever else was to come his way. He writes music, breathes music, and even fucking reads about music just to grasp more of an understanding about his art. He puts so much dedication and passion into all of his music and I can only imagine how many nights have turned into early mornings whenever he’s writing because the song has to be perfect. Everything he does and probably ever will do, will somehow be tied to music. Some people may see Calum as just being the “bassist of 5sos,” but he’s so much more than that. Calum is one big chunk of the puzzle and without him, you’d never get to see the complete masterpiece that is created. 

anonymous asked:

I was just wondering if you've got an kind of receipts on Halsey???

UPDATE: BECAUSE SHE GOT RID OF HER BLOG, THIS POST IN GENERALLY DEAD. SOZ YALL.*

hello lil pal!!! this is going to be super fun and a little nerve wracking. (also this actually took me three days to make, fuck). 

(before i start, i’d like to thank leghannepinnock & englishgraffiti for helping me find all of these links because it wouldn’t have been possible without them tbh).

*this post generally excludes tweets because she has so many tweets, it’d be impossible to go back and read like a year of them. but if i find any specific links/tweets after I post this, it’ll be updated.*

Originally, I was going to make a super long post about how she broke the internet in 2012 and how people that have been in the 1D (and or the 5SOS) fandom since late 2012/early 2013 have known about her for ages and have some really strong opinions on her. 

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Photos taken at a warehouse in Grangegorman where 30 people are living, and have created an incredible community, art space and garden. Some have been living there for a year and a half.
Two days ago the police arrived in the early morning in an illegal attempt to evict them. Residents were attacked, beaten, some seriously injured, some trapped in their homes and some trapped outside. They will be returning tomorrow, probably with eviction notices.
In Ireland, it’s more important that empty warehouses be empty than that the space be used creatively. Whatever the right or wrong, the life and the space that has been created here is incredible.

anonymous asked:

I'm honestly just.... Do you not think justin has had it hard? He's one of the most hates people, people have signed petitions to get him away from America??? Like I don't see petitions going around for ariana or Demi, idk i agree on the fact that women might have it harder but Jesus, Justin's had it hard as well? He's owned up to his mistakes and clearly grown up, maybe people actually see that and give him another choice

he hasn’t grown up tho lmao i’m always willing to forgive ppl who make mistakes but he keeps making them??? just this morning he started flipping chairs after being told to leave a restaurant in paris (which is what inspired that post), was it last week that he literally left a concert early bc some fans weren’t listening to him instead of just getting security to deal with them.. he keeps doing the same old shit and people literally talk about it for a day and move on. i know he’s apologised for some of those things but apologies start to mean less when you have to make them every day.

and i know he’s been hated publicly in the past but right now as far as i can see he’s not hated generally lol i know i shouldn’t judge how hated he is solely based on tumblr but using it as a gauge, i can tell you i’ve seen 2309482340 more hate posts about demi lovato for not being happy that a bad, photoshopped picture of her was being used as a meme than i have for justin bieber who is constantly doing intentionally rude and disrespectful things. i imagine if demi left a concert early because she was annoyed at some fans or started flipping chairs in restaurants, people would talk about it for longer and be more critical and it would probably become a widespread meme.

the fact is that whatever justin does, even if he does face consequences, he is forgiven for it sooner than he would if he wasn’t white or a male.  yeah, he was extremely hated in 2013, because he did things like piss in restaurant mop buckets. if he’s ‘had it hard’ it’s been completely because of things that he himself has done so i don’t have much sympathy for him. i don’t care if people are still fans of him and my post wasn’t even about disliking him, it was about finding it incredibly frustrating that he continues to get away with gross behaviour when many many other artists have been publicly crucified for a lot less.

1. My best friends smile, probably because I’ve seen tears for far too long
2. The way dogs wag whatever tale they have, I guess I just miss my pets some days
3. My favorite bands music blasting my headphones, because they exist, and I exist.
4. The way my boyfriends arms make me feel safe, in a way no one else’s ever quite have
5. My little brother talking about a future, because I remember the fear when he was born too early
6. Sitting and watching a crowd of people, realizing you will never be a part of their very intriquet lives.
7. The way smoke stings just a little the very first time you inhale, it reminds me my lungs weren’t meant for this
8. Old country songs that remind me of growing up and childhood
9. The look on kids face when they see Santa, because magic still exists for them
10. My own heart beat, because it fought the odds, and here it is still beating
—  A list of things I find extrodinary, that most people see ordinary

anonymous asked:

As much as I love the Gruvia ship I'm kinda with you on hoping that they aren't reunited so quickly. I just want to see some Juvia character growth without Gray. How about you?

Yes, I want Gray to show up much later on for many reasons. One would be impact. Let’s face it, the longer it takes to meet up with him, the more tension, anticipation and drama involved, and I’m all for that. But also, Juvia without Gray being nearby is something we have not had a lot of over the last couple of arcs.

And yes, it’s only been TWO arcs where she spent a significant amount of time with Gray, and even then, she separated from him for quite a while (our time) in Tartarus and was battling alongside Gajeel and Natsu instead. In Tenroujima she wasn’t with Gray for the majority of the time, but her fight was linked (literally) to him although in the end it became more about her and Meredy than Gray himself. And she was missing from two arcs prior to that, and the other two arcs had major moments for Juvia which were not connected to Gray at all, and were instead about her bonding with FT and making friends.

So, while I’m completely on board with juvia having the spotlight on her own, and understand the desire for it, when I see people wishing for Juvia’s new storyline to be ENTIRELY “Gray-free” I find it kind of irritating, since she already spent more than half of her time in the series either not being near gray or having development without him.

Also, it’s important that Juvia have development with Gray. Mashima is building a MUTUAL romantic relationship in a shounen manga. He has to give them development in a way that makes sense for the genre (fights that are linked together, or have relevance to the other), and for the character (a secondary who is in unrequited love), so when Gruvia becomes canon it doesn’t just happen. 

Mashima clearly wants a firm base for this couple and he is building a storyline between them which is tying Juvia into Gray’s past, and in which they are growing together to understand each other, gaining layers of trust and affection, while helping Gray iron out his fears and trauma along the way (Juvia is getting development too (hello abandoning her love for Gray in order to do the right thing at the risk of being hated by him forever), but Gray is a main, and he’s always going to have the lion’s share of the development and storyline). 

That way, when they become canon, no one is calling bullshit that Gray doesn’t really like her, or it’s forced, because Mashima has been showing us why Gray would like her, why he would trust her, why and how he’s bonded with her, why he would be attracted to her, and why he is (or will be) falling in love with her. And that’s all thanks to Juvia’s role being tied so tightly to Gray’s story and vice versa. 

So, I’m never going to say no to more Gray in Juvia’s development, because there’s a damn good reason for it, and I don’t forget all the development she’s had in between and prior to her development with Gray. I don’t forget the moments of friendship that have been scattered throughout the series for her. 

And to be honest, I don’t exactly understand what people are looking for in this development without Gray. Showing she loves Fairy Tail and values her friends with all her heart? (Tower of heaven and Fighting Festival. Check.) Showing she’d just as quickly sacrifice herself for a friend as she would for Gray? (Fighting Festival. Check.) Showing she’d come to a friend’s aid? (Tartarus. Check.) Showing she can work together with her friends to defeat, or try to defeat an opponent? (TOH, Tenroujima, Tartarus. Check.) Showing she can bestow hope and turn someone’s life around the same way Gray had previously done for her? (Tenroujima. Check.) Showing she can make friends and form bonds with others? (pre-Phantom Lord arc (Gajeel-kun), TOH, FF, Tenroujima, GMG (in other words nearly every arc she’s ever participated in). Check.). That there are some things more important than her love and pursuit of Gray? (Tartarus. Check.)

IMO many of the things Mashima could touch on, have already been touched on before, while with Gray it’s always something new. Whether it be their bond, or their team work, or connecting Juvia to Gray’s past and helping him through his trauma. Mashima always adds a new layer, because a romantic bond is one that’s much harder to build in a shounen series, so it takes more time to do it right, and especially with the starting point Gray and Juvia had.

All that being said, however, it would be great to see Juvia interacting with this current group of characters. She has had a couple of moments (including a major moment) with Lucy, but a one-on-one with Natsu or Wendy? Never. Natsu and Juvia interaction especially intrigues me, because I always thought it would be a fun and likely hilarious (although perhaps not in these current circumstances) combo. ^-^ 

Honestly, I’ll take all the BrOTP moments and addition of depth to Juvia’s character as I can get. As I said, I love her friendship moments, and always welcome more of them. And I do think we are in store for a good amount, because of how early she is being reintroduced in this arc. 

HOWEVER, and again, I’d like to also remind people, that anyone hoping that Juvia’s story thread has NOTHING to do with Gray are being a bit unreasonable, since she was very probably with him last, and whatever put her in her current state also probably has something to do with Gray one way or another. So it’s only natural that her role will still be tied to Gray in some way, and the payoff of her part in this arc will likely again end up tied to him. So, hopefully people wont freak out, or be all negative should her storyline logically still have an element of Gray to it, and instead take heart and appreciation in the fact that she’ll likely be bonding with her friends in the mean time. 

Sorry I went on a rant, anon. It’s not directed towards you, but just a general thing that makes me sad. I feel very strongly about Juvia’s friendship moments, and remember each and every one of them, even the small ones that people don’t notice or tend to dismiss, which is a shame, since it completely undervalues the relationships she’s formed. Especially since I think Mashima does take time to show Juvia being more than just about Gray. But because she has spent the last few arcs getting major development in her relationship with him, it seems to have eclipsed everything else about her for some people, and that’s unfortunate.

So that’s another thing I hope we get out of this arc. A refresher for the readers that yes, Juvia has built many lovely relationships along her journey in this story, and hopefully they will get some more spotlight very soon. ^__^

seriously tho tumblr makes confused teens even more confused 

your “genders” and sexualities are not real and they never will be, you have million labels for things that are natural and normal for almost everyone because you want to feel special, and you’re infecting younger and younger people with something that reminds me of cult or the sect

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