this was when i was at my prime

anonymous asked:

is there anyone in this fandom you think really has what it takes to become a published author? I know you won't say your own name, but the photos of that physical copy of your book made me think of you and I just wondered if you had anyone you're betting on

There are several people I think have what it takes to be published authors.

Jessica @missing-headache, if she ever realizes that she’s amazing and stops letting herself only view her work through her own deeply biased lens.

Kayla @narrymusings if she ever gains a bit of confidence.

Hope @castlenarry, but not until she’s older because I already have Christopher Paolini out there making me feel like I’m past my prime.

Amanda @butterflytattoohaz, and see above.

Sav @niallspringsteen, even though I’m too damn scared to read half her fics because that girl is a powerhouse when it comes to bowling me over with pain.

@shoutouttomyfics is new, but she has a ton of potential if she’ll JUST USE CAPITAL LETTERS!

@broken-drums could literally walk into a publishing house and they’d fall over themselves to sign her.

The fandom has been blessed with a lot of very talented writers, and any of the people I’ve listed above have more than what it takes to get a book out there.

Barnes’ Books - new fic

So from all the lovely suggestions yesterday, I realised I’ve never done a bookshop AU, so here’s chapter one. Not good, but here you go anyway…

No pics of the elderly James Barnes exist so, what a shame, will have to show you what he looked like in his prime <3 ;)

Chapter 1 below because AO3 is playing up

This is my favourite place at the best of times, but on a day like today, when the rain is relentless, the sky is dark, and I’m finding life hard, today it’s even more important. Today is the day to be lost in a book.  

When this bookshop opened, I have to be honest and say I barely noticed. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love bookshops, but I always went to the big one, in the centre of town. They have all the new stuff, they do the good deals, it’s light and bright and airy.  But then I wandered into this shop one day and realised the other place had bookshops all wrong.

Sure, they have all the new stuff, but meh, I can get that online without even needing to take off my pyjamas or open the curtains. Deals are great, but I’d rather find a real bargain than pick a second book that I’m not really interested in just because it’s half price. And light, bright and airy? No! You can’t get lost in a book when there’s fluorescent lights and beechwood floors and modernity.

So let me tell you a bit about Barnes’ Books. It’s small, it’s cramped, there’s usually a bucket on the floor somewhere because the roof leaks. Today there’s two.  Most of the shelves are full of second-hand or remaindered books, and if there’s a system, I haven’t found it yet. That’s the joy though, you run your finger along the shelves and suddenly there’s the book you didn’t know you were looking for. I swear there’s magic in this place. And then, even better, there’s armchairs, here and there. Over-stuffed and ripped armchairs, the kind you can curl your feet into.  They’re not grouped together around a coffee table, they’re solitary, with their backs to the room. Who wants to read in company?! The whole point of a book is that it’s just you and those pages, together, and you don’t want to get pulled out of that world by someone sniffing, or taking a phone call. Oh, and just to add a final glory, there’s a cat. A beautiful, sleek tabby, always curled up in a chair somewhere but equally happy, if not more so, on someone’s lap. She’s the most elegant cat I’ve ever seen. And she’s called Steve. No, I don’t know either.

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anonymous asked:

When did you start shipping Bellarke? Was it a particular moment or it just crept on you?

Oh man, this is a good question.  I watched the pilot when the series first aired, and I was Not Impressed with Bellamy– so much so that I didn’t watch first season live.  Over the summer someone I follow on tumblr started talking about bellarke/reblogging gifsets of them, and I was like “well he’s a lot hotter without that slicked back hair so maybe I’ll give it a second chance.”  That time, I think I was primed to *look* for bellarke, so I was pretty much on board with the whole “follow me/why would I want to do that” because snarky bickering is my #1 requirement for a ship.  But I was deeply annoyed with Bellamy until 104, and I probably wasn’t 100% on the bellarke train until 108.

So to answer your question, they mostly crept up on me.

buckysplumshop  asked:

IS SOMEONE GOING TO DIE OR NEAR DIE? WHAT DO YOU THINK? (From the last episode)

Hi @buckysplumshop

Oh everyone is going to be in mortal peril at one point and another as we lead up to the finale here.  Not only do we know that the body eventually will fail for those hooked up to the Framework, we know that if they die in the Framework the body will die as well.  So as things hit the fan in there the stakes will be raised even more.  

AIDA’s PRIME DIRECTIVE is to protect the Framework, she killed Radcliffe in order to do that.  And he was her second thing to protect.  Meaning she won’t bat an eye to go after Jemma and Daisy when she realizes what they are up too.  

This isn’t like Fallen Agent where we went through the whole last half of the Season knowing someone was going to die.  But we always have to be concerned.  

  • Mace is high on my list still, honestly I was surprised he made it through 15.  He’s had a really nice arc that has come full circle.  Though he will be interesting to see in the Framework because we know the least about about him he’s hard to speculate where he’s going to land.  
  • May has been in the Framework the longest, even longer than Radcliffe.
  • Radcliffe in the Framework.  Either he dies in there or he ‘dies’ as the Framework is shut down for good.  I still stand by my prediction from the beginning of the Season that he will fall for Fitz.  
    • I also feel that Fitz being in mortal danger will be what gets Radcliffe to cooperate and help enough to get them out.  
  • Returning friends.  Ward is back for sure.  And since they went and changed the stunt guy in IMDB, removing BJ’s name I”m all but sure Trip will be back in 18, and we suspect Hunter…Mike….and a whole slew of others.  They can all die all over again on us.   Real or not real I don’t think any of us want to watch Trip die again.  
  • AIDA and the Superior
  • The reamaining Robo Team

The other thing that we could see happen is someone chooses to Stay in the Framework.  Providing they don’t destroy it after they stop AIDA.   And before seeing what we have going on, Mack is my first instinct as to who might want to stay.  

anonymous asked:

Hello I see that you have been doing job interviews.... would you be willing to give some interview advice?

INDEED! Ask away, please!

Topics that I’d be happy to expound upon - feel free to ask other stuff too! This is just what I thought about initially.

Interview 101: what I’m used to seeing.

I’M SO BAD AT INTERVIEWS WHAT ARE YOU BAD AT AND HOW DO YOU DEAL?

Interviews with presentation elements

Phone/Skype interview tips.

Comportment in general (clothes and stuff)

How to answer some of those really common but annoying questions, or even what they are in general

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I SHOULD DO WITH MY LIFE MAKE ME FEEL BETTER 

Science interviews: when they quiz you and you’re not sure what the answer is.

Logistics: traveling is hard.

(as you may have gathered I’ve had a drink, because I just got back from a zillion interviews last night. I’ve spent all day basically just watching Amazon Prime shows and eating tacos. This will not impact my ability to give advice but may make my language more profane or heavy on the caps lock and the dad jokes)

anonymous asked:

I feel so bad rn. I just finished a round of mp where we were fighting the geth and we were at the part were you had to disable the devices, and after I had finished disabling one of them I turn around and freaked cause I thought there was a geth prime RIGHT behind me. Turns out it was just my juggernaut teammate shielding me and I had shot at them :/ I felt SO bad for that!

Aaaaw. I think I shot my teammates a lot at some point. It’s alright, I’m sure they didn’t take it personally. It gets very busy in multiplayer, it’s bound to happen!

(and I had the exact same issue with geth prime!) (or when someone on my team is a Collector)

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Ben & Sophie at Wimbledon final, July 10 2016 - pt 2 (pt 1)

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FUC KING FUKCIN G F K UC-

CANON MIMIKYU IS FUCKIN CREEPY NOT ONLY IN THE CARTOON BUT ALSO IN GAME AND I LOVE IT EVEN MORE THAN I DID BEFORE

Originally posted by shinycaterpie

NOT ONLY DO THEY PRETEND TO BE A PIKACHU TO LURE YOU INTO THE BACK ROOM OF AN ABANDONED SKETCHY AF SUPERMARKET, BUT THEY ATTACK YOU FROM BEHIND AFTER TRAPPING YOU INSIDE OF IT

WHICH, MIGHT I ADD, IS FILLED WALL TO WALL WITH CREEPY IMAGES, DRAWINGS, PICTURES, AND MERCHANDISE OF PIKACHU AND KIDS PLAYING WITH PIKACHUS

THE MIMIKYU IS STRONG AS HELL BTW, PREPARE TO SOFT RESET LIKE EIGHT TIMES AND PRIME YOUR STRATEGIES

AND THEN WHEN YOU WIN, THE TRIAL CAPTAIN GOES AND TELLS YOU THERE WAS NEVER A BACK ROOM TO THE PLACE, AND YOU MUST BE BULLSHITTING HER BECAUSE IT GAVE HER CHILLS

AND WHEN YOU GO BACK TO CHECK, THE ROOM IS JUST

GONE

IT’S FUCKING GONE

WHAT THE FUCK MIMIKYU GET ON MY TEAM RIGHT THIS MINUTE I NEED YOU IN MY LIFE

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“It is not so that the good detective should act, eh? I perceive your thought. He must be full of energy. He must rush to and fro. He should prostrate himself on the dusty road and seek the marks of tyres through a little glass. He must gather up the cigarette-end, the fallen match? That is your idea, is it not?”

His eyes challenged us. “But I - Hercule Poirot - tell you that it is not so! The true clues are within - here!” He tapped his forehead. “See you, I need not have left London. It would have been sufficient for me to sit quietly in my rooms there. All that matters is the little grey cells within. Secretly and silently they do their part, until suddenly I call for a map, and I lay my finger on a spot - so - and I say: the Prime Minister is there! And it is so! With method and logic one can accomplish anything!”

- Agatha Christie, Poirot Investigates: The Kidnapped Prime Minister

When people started to know my name, as well as the character’s name, that was kind of difficult. From sixteen to when I turned nineteen, they were quite hard years. You’re in the prime of puberty; your body is changing, your face is changing, and people still saw me as that thirteen year old girl with no both, and thought that’s how I should look forever. Growing up and having my body transform and my hormones, and people watching and commenting on that- it was tricky. Even my friends were having a hard time with that stuff, but when people are printing photos of your bad skin, that’s really difficult.”

ya know

even after many rewatches of Prime, i still haven’t figured out why the animators chose to include Optimus’s aft transforming that TAKES UP THE SCREEN right when he’s introduced in the intro

MOTHER

FUCKING

GOD

DAMNIT

PRIME

maybe they knew we had the hots for it and went for it. i will say this tho

In other news, my sister and I got into a discussion involving the evolution of Optimus Prime’s character and I commented on how important his character has been in acting as a “latch key father figure” for many fans (something mentioned by Peter Cullen himself) when she goes “Oh, we’re talking about Optimus right? I thought you meant Megatron.”

And I’m like “No, Megatron isn’t a concerned dad. Megatron is the dad that forgets you in the ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese and has to circle back.”

“I’m not half as good at–at anything as I am when I’m doing it next to you,” (Tony Stark to Steve Rogers, Avengers Prime Vol.1, #5).

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Another Stony Fanart! This time in 616! They are so romantic and this quote proves how much they love each other; so, why aren’t they married already?!! arrrrghh!!! *cough*…well enjoy! :3

~*~

Also, I apologize that Tony is shorter than he should be. At first I wasn’t going to have him in the suit; but, then I changed my mind. I was already finished the fanart before I realized I should’ve made him taller than Steve. lol

Originally posted by okimi79

Warnings: mentions of abuse and a semi fluffy Jerome ❤️

A/N: absolutely loved this request and enjoyed writing this! Sorry I’m so fucking late. So I hope you enjoy this! Oh yeah, AND PEEP MY JUSTICE LEAGUE REFERENCE ITS LIT. I SAW THE TRAILER AND WAS LIKE CAN EVERYONE FUCK ME

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You and Jerome had an interesting relationship to say the least and saying that you loved him seemed like an oversimplification. You were the prime example for innocence. Your eyes were so warm and welcoming, you couldn’t hurt a fly. Living to love was your outlook on the world even though its such a terrible world the human race lives in. A normal human would potentially look at you sideways when you tell them that you’re in a relationship with Gotham’s most terrifying criminals, but you didn’t care. He wasn’t always the psycho murder when you both met, or at least you liked to believe so.

You two met a while ago and he was different. Its not necessarily a bad thing because you love him through everything, but you could definitely say that you saw him shift into the person he is today.

You ran as far as you possibly could away from the place you called home. Your father came home the definition of drunk, he had been doing this a lot recently because he got laid off from his job and the pay was cut. So, he thought drinking would help him take his mind off of things. You father turned into a completely different man when he had a few drinks in his system. He turned into a monster and you got to see it first hand.

There was only one place where you always went to clear your mind and it was a quite and secluded spot behind the carnival. You sat in the same spot everyday with a thousand thoughts running through your mind until a kind voice startled you.

“Are you lost?” You turned around to see a very attractive ginger that looked around your age. His demeanor seemed like he was going to do no harm, it even seemed, sad.

Your thoughts were quickly stopped when you felt a cold hand run up your leg and slowly make its way to the small of your back. Your head was rested on your boyfriend’s chest listening to his heartbeat that had a steady rhythm.

“J?” You looked up at him and saw that his eyes had been closed but he was awake because you felt him tracing small patterns on your back. “Do you remember out first kiss?” You asked with a small smile on your lips. “I was so nervous and-”

“And you wouldn’t stop running that precious little mouth of yours? Yeah, I remember.” Jerome chuckled as he remembered the look on your face when he kissed you for the first time. You were nervous so you wouldn’t stop talking and he politely said shut up with a kiss. There was a small moment of silence until you broke it.

“Why do you put up with me?” You asked in a small voice. He knew what you were asking, ‘why did he care for you?’ So many thoughts ran through his mind. So many things he wanted to say but he just couldn’t find it within him to say. You’ve been with him before he lost his mind and even now with his face not being as perfect as it was before. You could say he cares about you because you care about him.

“What are you the GCPD tonight?” He said and you playfully rolled your eyes. “I uh, I guess you’re pretty okay at not ditching me, even after I die. And you look pretty hot when you wear my shirts.” He shrugged and you smiled widely then giggled. Jerome looked at you weird.

“What’s funny?”

“I love you too, Jerome.” You smiled and kissed his bare chest.

Oh my god I just made the coolest connection.

So in Hemlock Grove–the book, not the movie–Roman Godfrey shows some signs of obsessive compulsive behavior when it comes to numbers. It was probably one of my favorite aspects of his character that wasn’t translated into the show, because it just felt very real and unusual. He can only do certain things at certain times, is suspicious of prime numbers, and actually delays things during the climax of the novel because the cashier at a store fails to give him his correct change and he has to stop and count it out.

So for my nanonovel I was just researching vampire lore, and stumbled on the fact that vampires, traditionally, are obsessed with counting. To the point where throwing rice outside your door is a good deterrent, because they’d have to spend all night outside counting the grains before coming in.

Which means Roman Godfrey’s obsessive compulsive habits are not just a random character trait that Brian McGreevy threw in. He wrote it in because Roman is a vampire. 

How cool is that?? And why the fuck didn’t I think of it first?