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Thanks. You can put it on the counter in the kitchen.”

That had been Jack’s first mistake.

It wasn’t so much the words he said, but rather the fact that he’d said them in French.

However, to Jack’s credit, he had been in the middle of revising a chapter when he’d heard the knock on his door, and the fact that he hadn’t had any caffeine yet due to the broken coffee maker had thrown off his entire morning.

He had been expecting Georgia, the lady he rented the cabin from, to be standing on his door step. However, instead of the landlord, he got a blond guy with wide, brown eyes staring back at him.

There was a sort of gurgle of surprise and a nervous giggle from the other guy for a moment before he blurted, “Hi, I’m your new housekeeper!”

Jack raised an eyebrow, but didn’t say anything in his confusion. Francine, Georgia’s wife, usually stopped by once every couple of days to tidy up the place, but neither of the two ladies had mentioned anything about a new hire.

Jack must have been lost in thought for a moment too long because the other guy took this as a sign that Jack didn’t speak English. “Uh, you know, cleaning?” He mimed a sweeping action and then pointed at Jack. “Ummm, je… travaille pour Georgia?” he said in a truly horrendous accent.

Jack gave an impatient nod of his head.

Je m’appelle Eric or you can call me Bitty. Actually, je m’appelle Bitty,” he said proudly with his hand out.

There was something about the other guy’s candidness that made Jack pause, or maybe he had been trapped in a cabin for too long, but he reached out and took the handshake.

It’s nice to meet you,” Jack replied in French.

And that had been his second mistake.

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so you know those soulmate AUs where you’ve got your soulmates first words to you written on your body in their handwriting? what if your soulmate had really shit handwriting? and you’ll have no idea when you meet them because you can’t decipher their stupid fucking handwriting

here’s what cas carries in dean’s his old dufflebag whenever he’s not home:

  • two ids: jimmy novak’s driver’s license (real) and an fbi badge (fake.)
  • a hooped keychain with a spare set of keys for the continental (now impounded), his truck, and the bunker’s front door.
  • an angel blade. whether it’s his or a spare, he doesn’t know anymore.
  • a few changes of clothes. in particular: two flannel shirts, three t-shirts, two pairs of jeans, a hoodie, and clean socks and boxers.
  • some money, usually tucked away in a side pocket but it always manages to get loose and end up on the bottom of the bag, mixed in with loose buttons and bottlecaps he’s found on the side of the road.
  • swirl mints and scrunched packets of raw sugar from biggersons.
  • a collection of postcards from various gas stations across the states. 
    • none of them are addressed, but each of them has a small confession on the back, such as: “i watched you rake leaves.”
  • a small vial tied to a piece of leather string. its insides swirl against the glass and glow blue-white in the dark.

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Layton Location Asks!!

London - What are your hopes for Lady Layton?
St Mystere - What’s the weirdest building you’ve ever seen?
Dropstone - Do you prefer rural or urban settings?
Folsense - What is your fondest memory?
Misthallery - Do you still live in the town/city you grew up in as a child?
Ambrosia - What is your favourite music genre?
Monte d'Or - Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Stansbury - Do you live somewhere of famous historical importance?
Bostonius - If you could travel anywhere, fictional or irl, where would you go?
Froenborg - Do you live somewhere cold, hot or moderate?
Kodh - Are there any large bodies of water near you?
Phong Gi - Do you enjoy local wildlife?
San Grio - Where is your ideal holiday location?
Hoogland - Are there any local myths about where you live?
Torrido - Are there any dangerous animals that live in your area?
Mosinnia - How multicultural is the country in which you live?
Labyrinthia - Do you have an ideal fictional world to live in? What is it?

things would be so different if people formed opinions on their own instead of trying to find out what’s socially acceptable to think first

I know everyone’s hung up on Klance and Rupphire parallels because of the red and blue gay trend, but consider…

Klance and Pearlmethyst parallels.

To me it’s more fitting. Reasons:

  • Keith and Lance fight in the same way that Pearl and Amethyst fight at the beginning of the show. They butt heads in almost the same way.
  • Individual character parallels:
    • Lance and Amethyst both have insecurities about their place on the team and thinking they’re not good enough to be a part of it
    • Keith and Pearl both have issues with idolizing people to the point where they value others’ lives over their own (although this may just be a personal headcanon since I don’t support Pear/lRose or She/ith and I think it’s unhealthy for both characters)
  • The progression to where they can understand each other in battle and cooperate.
  • The way that Pearl gets coy with Amethyst when they compete is a lot like how Keith does it with Lance.
  • I have photo evidence:

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thoughts: steve with deep dark top surgery scars… steve in binders and bucky helping him tug one on… steve only ever working out in a shirt because he gets too dysphoric if he’s shirtless… steve who paints his shield in the trans flg colours because he can, now, and he’s not gonna refuse himself that… steve who lets a few tears fall when, after the serum, he’s finally (finally) able to grow the beard that he’s always wanted, and sure it’s annoying to have to shave sometimes twice a day, but he looks good and like himself and that’s all he’s ever wanted

There is one dog in my apartment complex who hates Jemma, and Jemma hates him. Both I and the other dog’s owner are very aware of this fact. I try to steer clear of the other dog to avoid conflict.

And what does the other dog owner do? Bring her dog RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR PATIO DOOR and proceed to let her dog poo. In clear view of Jemma. Like, I was working very hard to keep Jemma’s focus on me so she wouldn’t go berserk and I lost her attention a couple times. She slammed into the glass, snarling and barking, until I managed to grab her focus again. 

Other dog owner saw Jemma was clearly upset through the glass and made no effort to move her dog somewhere else. Maybe I’m just too emotional because of this morning but what the hell??? Why go out of your way to make another person’s dog upset? It’s not like I’m just letting Jemma get away with bad behavior, I’m clearly TRYING TO KEEP MY REACTIVE DOG FROM REACTING whenever we meet and you’re interference is making any productive training very difficult. 

Anyway I’m pissed. And I very much Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, which is what the other dog is.