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anonymous asked:

I was thinking about the Kayleigh lives AU and all I could picture was her and Wymack being friends but they're not together so he calls her sometimes to chat and it's vvv close to finals and he asks he asks "how are the boys?" And she hesitates then says, "it's finals week. Kevin has been up for 32 hours, keeps speaking the wrong language for whatever person he's talking to, and has made a wall of redbull, rockstar, and monster cans as well as so Starbucks coffee bottles between him and, +

- for some reason, the linen closet. We’ve all found Riko, several times, crying into an old essay that didn’t get a good grade and mumbling about the apocalypse. Jean found him sitting in his window yesterday and was scared for as long as it took Riko to say “I’m pretending to be a pigeon because I’m having a bad day, please leave.” Jean himself has been hiding from them in the library studying like the blessedly normal boy he is, but I’ve seen him twice staring into space and laughing oddly"

>> The Kayleigh Lives AU <<


And then there’s young, innocent Nathaniel who is still in high school and makes some effort in the classes he finds interesting but overall isn’t bursting a vein to get high grades because what’s the point anyway he’s going to EA and then he’s going pro what does he need a good GPA for 

(by opposition to Riko who’s just competitive as fuck and channels his anger and compulsive perfectionism into spider georging his way to academic success, Kevin who wants to make his mom proud and also assert his dominance as The History Nerd™, and Jean who wants to split his life between being a pro exy player and something else and therefore needs good numbers on his transcripts)

(Nathaniel, later: There has been a slight miscalculation)
How Trump keeps trampling on Hill GOP's big plans
Congressional Republicans hoped the president-elect would defer to them on policy. He's quickly disabusing them of that notion. By RACHAEL BADE

Paul Ryan invited Donald Trump’s most senior advisers to Capitol Hill a week ago to head off a quiet tug-of-war between congressional Republicans and Trump officials over tax reform. For more than two hours, the speaker laid out his alternative to Trump’s plan to slap tariffs on companies that move jobs overseas, which he believed would encourage companies to stay in the U.S.

But not even a week later, Trump dismissed Ryan’s idea, calling it “too complicated.” And now Ryan is left with a potential trillion-dollars hole in his tax plan.

It was the latest instance of the president-elect big-footing Hill Republicans’ carefully laid policy plans. Trump hasn’t even set foot in the Oval Office, yet his tweets and off hand comments on everything from tax reform and Obamacare to prescription drug prices and a border wall have backed lawmakers into a corner over and over again — and in some cases sent them right back to the drawing board.

It’s a wake-up call for GOP leaders, many of whom hoped Trump to let them take the lead writing legislation to carry out his campaign agenda, given his own lack of policy background.

Trump clearly doesn’t see it that way.

His most recent dismissal of a cornerstone of Ryan’s tax plan is perhaps the most surprising yet, given the impossible position it puts the speaker in. He and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) had spent months crafting their so-called “border adjustable” business tax on imports, which they say would bring in $1 trillion over a decade. The duo needs that money to finance tax cuts for Americans and U.S. businesses. Remove it from the equation and it’s hard to see how tax reform — a top priority for Trump and Ryan — happens.

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Kevin Smith Returning to Supergirl For Another Season 2 Episode

When Supergirl returns to The CW on Monday, fan-favorite writer/director Kevin Smith will helm the 2017 premiere, titled “Supergirl Returns.”

And just moments ago, Smith told that he will return for a second episode this season – the as-yet-untitled seventeenth episode of the season.

The turnaround will be tight: He was filming Supergirl the week of Halloween when visited the set of the hit CW series, and will be back in late January after he spends the next week or so at the Sundance Film Festival, where he will serve as master of ceremonies for IMDb, not unlike what he did at Comic Con in 2016.

“Monday, the episode of Supergirl that I directed airs, which is thrilling,” Smith said. “I got to Sundance tomorrow and I’m up there for IMDb all week, come home Tuesday, then a few days after that, I go up to Vancouver again to direct another episode of Supergirl.”

Smith said that midway through the episode, producers started feeling out his schedule. Ultimately, they offered him episode 17, which he described as “sweet,” saying that it was nice that producers liked the job he was doing enough to bring him back within the season.

“I fell in love with everybody up there, so it was easy to say ‘yeah,’” Smith said. “It takes something special to make you put aside your own shit when you’re creative. When you have the ability to make the stories you want to make, it’s fun to watch other people’s stories, it’s just way more fun to make your own. So whenever you put your shit aside, it has to be for something worthwhile. Working on Supergirl is like a month of your life, but I’d give it up in a heartbeat because the last experience I had was so rewarding and I was so happy with what we did. I like all the people up there, and I believe in the show in a big, bad way. It’s incredibly warm. It’s just well-made entertainment, and it’s got something to it. It’s a little nourishing, it’s not just fast food. There’s always some heart to it.”

Smith praised the production team at The CW as well, saying that while he enjoyed Supergirl on CBS last season, the show has leveled up on The CW and is fulfilling its potential.



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