’ It’s never hard to tell when things are done. ’ ’ She looked into my eyes and a voice said: RUN. ’ ’ It’s alright, whether it’s two weeks, two years or just tonight. ’ ’ You can occupy my every sigh. ’ ’ You can rent the space inside my mind, at least until the price becomes too high. ’ ’ I can find a reason that we should quit. ’ ’ I can find a reason to do it. ’ ’ I can find excuses for all my shit. ’ ’ I need red flags and long nights. ’ ’ It’s not that it’s my fault, it’s just my style. ’ ’ He’s not into you, he’s into the idea of. ’
’ There’s nothing to see here. ’ ’ No one cares when the show is done. ’ ’ I heard it’s cold out. ’ ’ She’s locking me out. ’ ’ It’s cause of these things. ’ ’ Let’s make a fast plan, watch it burn to the ground. ’ ’ I try to whisper so no one figures it out. ’ ’ I’m not a bad man, I’m just overwhelmed. ’ ’ Lovers hold hands to numb the pain, gripping tightly to something that they’ll never own. ’ ’ No mistakes, only now you’re bored. ’ ’ This is the time of your life but you just can’t tell. ’
I DON’T WANT TO FALL IN LOVE
’ I knew that this would happen, that things would go this way. ’ ’ This was never planned. ’ ’ I know that you’re the right girl. ’ ’ But do you think that I am the right man? ’ ’ Right face, wrong time. ’ ’ Too late, so deep. ’ ’ Can’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t think straight. ’ ’ I don’t want to fall in love. ’ ’ You say it’s not a problem. ’ ’ You say it’s meant to be. ’ ’ But love is not an option. ’ ’ Our love is never free. ’ ’ And things are not so easy. ’ ’ So cold and we’ve been burned. ’ ’ That’s the price of one more lesson learned. ’
OUT OF CONTROL
’ Oh my God, it’s my favorite song! ’ ’ We can’t slow down even if we tried. ’ ’ Our hearts steady-beating, the sweat turns to cold. ’ ’ We’ve got nowhere to go. ’ ’ We’ve got nothing to prove. ’ ’ Instead of dancing alone I should be dancing with you. ’ ’ Or maybe it’s only you. ’ ’ Either way, let’s begin. ’
’ Lover, forgive me. ’ ’ My guilt is my only crime. ’ ’ I’ll carry it round till it breaks me down every time. ’ ’ This is the time of night when the moonlight shines down and we can reveal who we truly are. ’ ’ Just give me the safe word. ’ ’ Take your hand and smack me in the mouth, my love. ’ ’ A half open mouth and the whole truth that no one would take. ’ ’ Pretend all you want you can cry to your heart’s own beat. ’ ’ We will take love and swear upon the things that we just can’t keep. ’
BROKEN PROMISES FOR BROKEN HEARTS
’ Pay attention, my love, cause it’s over. ’ ’ At the tip of my tongue is the price you weren’t willing to pay. ’ ’ Still this is something akin to a breakdown. ’ ’ Broken promises for broken hearts. ’ ’ When you look back now was it special? ’ ’ Was it nothing but anecdote that you can tell now and then? ’ ’ I delude myself it was worth it. ’ ’ From the beginning I could see exactly how it would end. ’ ’ I wanna wish you away. ’ ’ I wanna kiss you away. ’
’ She smelled like 2am. ’ ’ This could only turn cold. ’ ’ No touching tonight. ’ ’ Tuck me in. ’ ’ You better lie down cause the angels are watching. ’ ’ Quit the talking. ’ ’ You can hurt me, do whatever you like. ’ ’ Shut your mouth, the angels are listening. ’
’ Late last night I was looking through pictures. ’ ’ Flooded with memories I lied on the floor. ’ ’ Still I can’t forget. ’ ’ All the fiction and lies, all the tears and the laughs take a walk through the past. ’ ’ You and I hand in hand as we look at this thing called us. ’ ’ I tried my hardest to cry but it just wouldn’t come. ’
SOMEONE MUST GET HURT
’ Please don’t touch me. ’ ’ I’ve come too far to let you bring me down. ’ ’ You think that I’m easy. ’ ’ Try as you might you can’t have me now. ’ ’ I can tell you’d like some company. ’ ’ I can’t fix you when you don’t want me. ’ ’ I call for the witness, present the facts, write down the little things. ’ ’ They say the heart is resilient in black and white. ’ ’ You swore there’d be no strings. ’ ’ Under the sound of my footsteps this time there will be no long goodbye. ’ ’ How can I trust you? ’ ’ How could you need me to know? ’ ’ It’s getting to be so cold. ’ ’ The decision is in and I won’t break. ’ ’ Well, someone might get hurt and it won’t be me. ’
TEAR YOU APART
’ This mindset, maybe it’s right. ’ ’ At the right place and right time, maybe tonight. ’ ’ Wanna make out and kiss hard – wait, nevermind. ’ ’ It’s cute in a way till you cannot speak. ’ ’ It’s only just a crush, it’ll go away. ’ ’ It’s just like all the others, it’ll go away. ’ ’ You pray it all away but it continues to grow. ’ ’ I want to hold you close. ’ ’ Lie still and close your eyes. ’ ’ So lovely, it feels so right. ’ ’ I want to fucking tear you apart. ’
Dragon pricing wisdom, from us. This is the world we know. As old farts with a lot of capital built up, we buy trip-gened wildclaws and coatls pretty much exclusively, unless it’s exalting-time. We sell similar fare. If you think that irishim is ugly and that people only want it because it’s expensive, you’d be right about that second part, and you can go find a different advice post.
1) Buying iri/shim/tert dragons:
10kT and under: For exalting! 10-50kT: Tbh, I haven’t bought a dragon for myself in this bracket in a long-ass time. Too cheap to breed, to expensive to exalt. 50-100kT: I only buy dragons from this price bracket if I think they’re underpriced and belong in the next price bracket. Sometimes there are really good wildclaws that people have underpriced! 100-200kT: Impulse-buy range! Danger for my deep pockets. Iri/shim/tert coatls in good colors hit the sweet spot for me right about here. I want as many of my hatchlings to fall in this bracket as possible, for as long as possible. It is the one true money-making spot in today’s dragon economy. 200-300kT: I’ll snap up dragons in this bracket if they complete a breeding pair, and only whine a little about the price. 300-500kT: Only if I NEED the dragon. If I am literally pointing at my screen making distressed noises, I will think about it. 300-500kT is pricey. 500kT-1million: If I’ve contacted the breeder ahead of time, declaring my desire for hatchlings, I will shell out basically any amount of treasure. It’s pathetic. A PM from me is a sure sign that a seller has me by the short ones and should commence extreme extortion. 1million+: Not worth it. No new gene is that hot for long enough to turn a profit. I will wait that shit out.
2) Selling iri/shim/tert dragons:
10kT and under: the parents are getting leveled and exalted, because it’s more trouble than its worth. Other players do well here! I’m too lazy for that: plentifuls breed way too often, leading to too many babies. 10kT-20kT: the price range I aim for with cute commons or less-good imperials. Pocket change! Whoo! 20kT-50kT: what I aim for with my decent imperial pairs. If one of my wildclaw/coatl pairs dips down this low, I start to think dark thoughts like “leave now and never come back” and “you come into my house, you eat my seafood” 50kT-100kT: a spectacularly good imperial, or less-good wildclaw. 100-200kT: my favorite price range for selling dragons quickly and making a lot of money at it! I figure that for a cute triple-gened irishim coatl, the price starts at 100kT, and then I fuss around on the AH trying to decide how far I can push it above that price. 200kT-300kT: for extra-good hatchlings! If I’ve got rare YXX or XYX doubles I tend to push them up into this bracket. 300kT-500kT: I am feeling ballsy! Maybe someone will bite! Usually this does not pan out for me and I sulk for a while when the auction expires, then try again a little lower. 500kT+: MY DRAGON IS THE CUTEST DRAGON ON ALL THE AUCTION HOUSE! INSTEAD OF A DARK LORD YOU SHALL HAVE A QUEEN! NOT DARK BUT BEAUTIFUL AND TERRIBLE AS THE MORN! TREACHEROUS AS THE SEAS! STRONGER THAN THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH! BUY MY DRAGONS! ALL SHALL LOVE ME AND DESPAIR!
And that’s pretty much it! Of course, prices trend downward, so in a few months these brackets will shift some, but at the moment this is how I structure my market research.
Fandom: Marvel Pairing: Reader x Bucky Barnes Words: 2,417 Warnings: none. but you know idk, to my knowledge there is none. Request:yes or no Inspired By: A/N: Bucky Barnes story all up on your dash! also i’m sorry it’s sooo jumpy. i’m like a frog always jumpy. jk lol that is so lame kelly… anyways enjoy. Tags:@seargantbcky