too much free time in math

You know you play too much SLBP when...

[ So I just thought of this thing that could be pretty interesting to do. Please feel free to add to this list via comment and/or reblog~ Let’s see how creative SLBP fans can be X’D ]

  • You hum the game’s theme song upon startup
  • You tell yourself you need to spend less time on the game, but end up checking it every 5 hours anyway
  • You’re suddenly good at math because you have to know how many hearts you need to get x love points, battle items
  • You have a massive amount of game screenshots that you’ve organized into folders (which have sub-folders, of course)
Too Much Pressure

Hey angels!
This one is a bit shorter, hope you enjoy it anyway. Feedback is always appreciated. xx

Also, please note that my mother tongue isn’t English so there might be some mistakes. Feel free to correct me if I made mistakes!

Requested by @littlemisscaptainfandom: Could you do a fic with Reggie and the reader where he comforts her after she panics big time over exams because she is pretty useless at maths and has never failed anything in her life because people expect so much from her? (Sorry, this is pretty much my life right now) x

Pairing: Reggie Mantle x Reader
Warnings: none I guess
Words: 825

It’s that time of year again where students are stressing themselves out; where some of them cry most of the time due stress; where some of them don’t do anything but sitting in their rooms, isolating themselves from the outside, and studying non-stop. It’s exams time. The horror of every student. Where others still enjoy their lives and meet up with their friends, I’m one of those people, who are just thinking about studying and good grades. School matters more than having a social life. It’s been like this my entire life.

Since I was little I’ve been taught that doing mistakes is unacceptable; that failing is unacceptable. Being any less than perfect would be a disappointment to my parents, so I work hard on not making mistakes, not even small ones. Don’t get me wrong, I love my parents and I’m glad I have them, but sometimes it feels like they care more about our image than me as an individual.

That’s why I’m currently sitting in the library with dozens of textbooks in front of me, my eyes focused on the words and numbers. Math’s always been a weakness of mine. As hard as I try it seems like it’s impossible for me to memorize all these formulas. Slowly but surely I can feel the panic rise in me. There’s a heavy feeling in my chest when I think of how disappointed my parents will be when I fail this exam.

This can’t happen, I think to myself, Come on, Y/N, you can’t let them down. Taking a deep breath, I try to focus on the book, which is laying right in front of me. It doesn’t matter how hard I try, nothing in this book makes sense to me. The panic rises even more. My vision starts to get blurry, my heart beats so fast I’m afraid it’ll jump out of my chest. Even my mouth gets drier and drier each second that’s passing by. It’s getting harder to breathe, my throat’s closing itself. Not now, Y/N, hell will be loose. You have to keep going. The first tear escapes my eye, making its way down my cheek. Frustrated I wipe it away and sniffle. Dammit. Deep in my thoughts I don’t notice how someone sits down beside me.

A hand on my shoulder pulls me out of my own world. “Hey, Y/N, is everything alright?”, a familiar deep voice asks me. I look to my left. Reggie. A small smile forms on my face. Despise what most people might think Reggie has always been nothing but friendly to me. I can’t say how and when but we became friends a while ago. Honestly, he’s the only one who I can rely on. He’s been there for me when no one else was. We share most secrets with one another. Of course, I’m not a fan of his behavior towards some persons, but I’m trying to change that.

“Yeah,” I say quietly. He raises an eyebrow, obviously not believing me. “What is it? You know, you can talk to me.” I sigh and look at my hands, which are playing with the hem of my shirt. “I don’t get this stuff,” I murmur, gesturing to the books. I take a deep breath, before continuing to speak, “How should I meet everyone’s expectations when I can’t even get the simplest things?” I swallow hard as I think of letting everyone down. Tears making their way out of my eyes, leaving wet marks on my cheeks. “No one’s expecting things from you,” he softly says, wrapping his arm around my shoulder. “You don’t know my parents. For them is failing a tragic. For most parents it’s okay if their kids make mistakes. But not for mine. If you make one, you’re a loser, a failure, a disappointment.”

“I can’t disappoint them, they will hate me,” I sniffle, leaning in on Reggie. His grip tightens, giving me a secure feeling. “Don’t worry. I’ll help you, but first of all you need to get your mind off,” he smiles, wiping my tears away and pressing a light kiss on my temple. “Reggie, didn’t you hear what I said I-” The boy cuts me off, “I know, I know. But you can’t sit inside and studying your ass off all day. Once in a while you gotta have fun” I open my mouth to protest but before I could say anything, I get cut off, again. “No buts.” I sigh, but can’t help the smile that forms on my face. “Thank you, Reg. You really are my hero,” I whisper, wrapping my arms around his waist and hugging him tightly. “Anything for my favorite girl.” He presses another kiss on my temple. The smile on my face gets bigger. I’m grateful for having a person like him in my life, who supports me and accepts me for my imperfect self, not wanting to change me.

Essays in Existentialism: FtWD

hello g-d, its me. i really need you to give us some context for elyza lex. just bring our girls back. i’m not sure if youve seen some of the headcannons for the new character, but would love to see what you do with her. just make her australian, badass, and hot af.

Run. That’s all she can do. Her footsteps echo through the alleyway, but she doesn’t stop when her breathing grows louder than the metronome of her heels. 

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To Kill a Mockingbird was set in the late 1930s (according to my good for nothing English teacher). When I was reading I came across this page describing the teachers attitude towards Scout’s ability to read. Then I realized that things like this still happen today. It’s been 80ish years since the 1930s.

When I was in pre-k the teachers would not allow me to check out books like Junie B. Jones that was well in my reading level. My parents had originally wanted me to skip a grade but the school district would not even give me a chance to take the test because I was “too young”.

The next year I moved to a different school and they allowed me to skip the first grade. Still these teachers wouldn’t let me get chapter books because they were too long. When I started bringing my own books to school the teachers would take them up.

When I was in the second grade I began to write in cursive because my mother had taught me the summer before. The teacher asked me to stop because “you can’t learn that until the third grade”. My cursive had been screwy and I’ve been out of practice since.

In the third grade we were asked to write a story for a writing competition that was at least 2 pages long. I wrote 8 pages and when I got feedback I was told it was too long for a third grader to write.

In fourth grade my friend entered a water bottle rocket project for the school science fair. She used the basic physics formula d=.5at. She was told she wouldn’t be winning the science fair because it  was too advanced.

In the fifth grade for my science class we kept journals that were graded and held all of our notes. Points were counted off of my notes for writing H2O instead of water.

In the sixth grade I was told I couldn’t get books above my A.R. reading level (a 11.5) even if I wanted the challenge.

In the seventh grade my math teacher failed me om multiple assignments because I didn’t solve the problems the same way that she did them in class.

In the eight grade I took the freshman English class and was accused of plagiarism on one of my essays because my use of language was too much like an adults.

My freshman year I was told that the free verse poem I wrote for my English class was too long, A free. Verse. Poem.

This year (my sophomore year) I have been reprimanded multiple times for skipping steps on the essay organizers my English 3 teacher sets up, even though in the end my essay fits all the criteria. 

I have gotten in trouble in my world history class because I would point something out in her teachings that she didn’t mention. “That’s for me to teach, quit disrupting the class.”

And these are just a few of my experiences with the fallacies of the American Education System.

I want to make a full masterpost for each of these that goes into more detail, but I don’t know which to do first, so let me know what you’d like to see! SORRY this is so long omg I got carried away

1. Time Management

  • it’s impossible to study 3 subjects at a single time
  • it’s not practical to do all your homework on Sunday night
  • make a to-do list!!!
  • make sure you have (and update) a planner!
  • I have lots more on time management so I’ll probably make a masterpost v soon if it would be helpful!!

2. Breaks Things into Smaller Tasks

  • how do you eat an elephant?
  • in smalll bites.
  • look at everything you do as progress
  • if you have 85 math problems and you’ve done 10, you’ve made progress.
  • knowing that you’re making progress towards a goal is going to help motivate you!!
  • don’t be afraid to use this on your to-do list
  • write “do ten math problems” ten times in your planner
  • not “do all math problems” once!!!

3. Highlighting and Rereading are Not Effective on Their Own

  • if it works for you that’s alright!!
  • I’m just sharing what I’ve learned
  • Why doesn’t this work for most people?
  • because it isn’t active learning

4. Become an Active Learner

  • “active learner” wow sounds scary
  • fear not!! with a little practice you’ll see what it’s all about!
  • rereading something won’t make you fully understand it
  • you might remember some definitions (which is good)! but
  • unless you can use the word in new context, it’s not really useful in your long term memory
  • here’s more on actually becoming an active learner
  • use the quizzes at the back of your textbook chapters
  • or find quizzes online (or make your own if you can’t find any)
  • don’t just answer the question, explain why your answer is right
  • do this in as much detail as you can
  • why? because this will force you to use your learned information in a new way
  • if you don’t know how to explain it, read your notes and book again until you can write out an answer

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For soul-de-soleil: How I study
{{1st picture is Calculus II notes, 2nd/3rd picture are Physics I notes}}

1. How you write your notes
This is the most important part because you can use the highlighted parts to make notecards or just to browse through your notebook for quick studying or when you’re doing your homework and are looking for something specific (hello run on sentence).
Having effective notes will also save you time on studying (ITS ALL ABOUT EFFICIENCY!! We don’t want to waste our time!!)
My structure for my notes are the same for every class because I created a system that works for however your teacher lectures.
First, I took a dummy notebook to my class for the first lecture or two and took notes with just pen to see how all my teachers lecture (how the present their information).
Then I created a system of more taking. I write the information given in the order I receive it, I just organize it and highlight it accordingly.
BLUE = notes (what the teacher says)
ORANGE = examples (usually box entire example so it looks separate from notes bc it is)
PURPLE = vocabulary
GREEN = explanations/things I would normally miss so when I test I know exactly what I should and shouldn’t do. (explanations are usually boxed)
PINK = equations
ANY COLORED PEN = further explanation that will help me when looking back on notes to understand (when I dumb it down or put it into my own words)
STICKY NOTES = when there’s not room left & it’s vital info OR when I have a question

2. Revision (Studying)
I use the following methods because I’m a visual learner:
-Watch multiple youtube videos on subject to familiarize myself with concept so they’re like 2nd nature (I usually do this in bed chillin or in between netflix episodes)
-reading through my notebook
-mind maps for each chapter
-equation sheets (since I’m pretty much taking science and math courses & they’re also handy for homework)
-don’t be afraid to get a tutor (I have one for physics). Most universities give an hour or two of tutoring for free so check that out. It’ll save you time on studying.

3. Deeper Revision
I test/quiz myself. I look for online problem or do additional problems out of the book. This helps heaps.

On your problem about committing your life to school because you’re a science major…
As my semester has been passing by, I have actually been dedicating my entire life to school too. It’s just what us science/math majors have to do. BUT our majors are SOOOO worth it. You’ll get higher pay, and get a job that you love, and just have an easier life generally. As I talk to the adults and professionals in my field, they all generally say “It was such hard work, but it’s worth it. It pays off.” Everyone struggles, it’s how you handle it that makes you who you are.

SIDE NOTE: I start my lecture notes from the front of the notebook. And I start my homework from the back of the notebook. So all of my notes are together and all of my homework is together.
A Breach of Trust: Chapter 7

(Chapter Index: Chapter 1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3 || Chapter 4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter 6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter 9 || Chapter 10 || Chapter 11 || Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter 14)

Ritsu Kageyama was 13 years old now. For the last four of those years, he’s been an only child.

Ritsu walked home immediately after school every day, phone clutched in hand. No one stopped him on the way; no one flagged him down, because Ritsu Kageyama did not make the time for other people. He did not take up invitations; he did not join in activities. Over the years, people had simply stopped asking. They stopped caring very much about being rejected or ignored or shot down with an excuse. They never actively disliked him for it either, because anyone who’d known Ritsu Kageyama over the years knew he had a good enough reason to pull himself away.

Only a few dwindling days of September remained, and Ritsu caught the edges of the sky start to pinken just as he made it to the front door. He unlocked the front door and let himself into the warm foyer of an entirely empty house. With a quick jolt of his wrist, he flipped open his phone and typed out a single text to his parents: “home.” It composed the entirety of their text history. One text, every day for four years, from Ritsu to his parents: “home”.

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Summer Holidays fic rec

Since I have three months off to spend my time at home I use the best of it to read the amazing works our fandom gives to us (i’m so productive). 

So no need to say that I will be updating this weekly (i hope) and just hope this will be somehow useful and interesting to someone. 

Complete fic rec page

Escape by Anonymous 146k

In the grand scheme of things, finding a date for a wedding should be no problem for Louis Tomlinson. He’s rich. He’s handsome. He’s reasonably well behaved. But when the wedding is for his lifelong best friend (and former boyfriend), and is happening in under a month, finding a date for the ceremony and accompanying festivities becomes more of an adventure than he ever could have planned for.

My notes: I’m just leaving this here as a reminder to tell you to read it again because honestly everyone knows this is the fic of the year. If you haven’t then you’re weird.. it’s like fluff, funny, good smut and drama free (with all the shit it has been going on in our fandom who needs more drama?!) So *Ellie Gouldin’s voice* what are you waiting fooooor? (I’m the worse I apologize)

Pull me under by zarah5 140k

AU. As the first British footballer to come out at the prime of his career, it helps that Louis Tomlinson is in a long-term, committed relationship. Even if that relationship is fake. (Featuring Niall as Louis’ favourite teammate, Liam as Louis’ agent, and Zayn as Liam’s boyfriend, who just happens to be good friends with one Harry Styles.)

My notes: probably a lot of you have read this before but I’m always late to these things. Yet I rec this 100% it’s cute and who doesn’t like pinning and a faking relationship au?

These constant stars by Anonymous 31k

Louis’ career has nowhere to go but up. He’s living at the height of New York City on the precipice of an epic promotion. Life is good and only getting better. And then one day, things turn disastrous.

This is a story about life, death, and punk rockers turned guardian angels.

My notes: okay this one is an exclamation point for me. It begins amazingly, the plot intrigues me and punk harry is on top (pun may not be intended)… I just don’t think the development is that good however it is cute and you can read it quickly and feel light weighted. 

Falling for your hallelujah by whiskeyinthejar 19k

There’s a homeless boy who’s made his new place outside Louis’s work. Louis, in unexpected generosity, offers him a cup of coffee and a sprinkle doughnut.
No one really expected it to become a Thing.

(In which Louis works in a cafe, Harry has no home, and it’s freezing cold but no one cares).

My notes: i don’t know why I have a thing for homeless au’s but I do and this one is so heart warming and the best cup of tea ever.

You’re the one that I want by spacecakesandmilkshakes 15k

Harry had always been Louis’ best friend and…well…his baby, until one day he realized that his baby was all grown up.

My notes: I don’t know, everyone has a thing for best friends falling in love so.

Your Silhouette Over Me by chipir 6k

The one where Louis went out one night after work, wanting to get laid, and then ended up meeting a bartender named Harry Styles.

My notes: This is really hot okay

Frosbite by ywanie 16k 

Harry is struggling with the sex addiction that controls his life, leaving him depressed and frustrated. On top of everything he’s feeling a growing affection and sexual attraction toward his best friend, Louis. But it’s surely because of his addiction, right?


My notes: this is quite funny honestly.

Why don’t we go there by starsaligned 19k 

Louis sends a text message to a wrong number by accident. They keep texting each other from there.

My notes: this is so cute and so easy to read since is a little numbers au plus phone sex.

Holding on to you (series) by hazandboo_write 11k 

harry’s cute and curly and blind, louis’s not, they meet at a wedding, and then out for yogurt.

harry’s still blind, louis’ still not, they’re both still super cute, and it’s time for their first date, so. yeah, that happens. 

My notes: cute, cute, cute, sooo cute

Satan’s got a new headscarf by larryscafe 9k 

Basically they hate each other and Louis rides Harry.

My notes: okay i’d never thought i would like this much such a small fic but it’s so well written, funny and clever, the smut is hot and i love the end.

Some Things Take Root by navigator, quitter 50k 

AU. Louis’ ex doesn’t get jealous of anyone besides Harry. Harry helps Louis use that to his advantage.

My notes: Fake relationship au started being my new favourite. It’s expected that it’s the same writer as Speaking of Marvels (that if you have’t read it yet erm go check it out tbh). it sounds smart if i can say it and i like the fact it’s clear that Louis isn’t really interested in Harry in the beginning so there’s a big development. 

bring out feelings in me i never show by tomorrows 24k 

Louis accidentally hires a felon to be his fake boyfriend for Thanksgiving.

My notes: Another fake relationship au where when they kiss my world falls apart.

take my hand (and lead me home) by Anonymous 13k 

AU in which every time a person falls in love with their soulmate, a red line, like a tally mark, appears on their wrists. When their love is requited, the tally mark turns black, and turns into a scar when the one they love dies. Harry with no tally marks falls for Louis with all of his tally marks scarred.

My notes: I’m so sad this one wasn’t longer. apparently who wrote it lost around 30k words and i just can imagine the good things it could have happened. it’s a different way to tell a story this one i suppose but i really liked it, the descriptions are so well done and it’s so cute. the plot is amazing i’m just sad it wasn’t more developed but still so worth the shot.

this unnatural path, it spans infinitely by radhomo 21k 

an au where Louis and Harry are on a trip with their university to nyc and the fall in love and fuck.

My notes: I don’t know how to feel about this one. i like the concept and the plot because i love uni au’s and trips to NYC i just think it all happened too quickly but not saying you might not like it.

Help! (I Need Somebody) by MiniMangaFan 2k 

Liam’s prank backfires spectacularly.

My notes: okay just have fun and a good laugh reading this 2k joke

Teacups by sincehewaseighteen 25k 

the au where louis works as peter pan at paris’ eurodisney while harry’s the mad-hatter who works at the teacup ride, and just so happens to be the annoyingly gorgeous man louis is in love with.

My notes: the plot is really interesting, they’re cute af and hey eurodisney au

In dreams by dolce_piccante 23k 

AU. When Harry moves to a new city, his new flat come with a number of sweet, anonymous gifts and surprises that brighten his days. Could it be a friendly ghost? Another friendly presence in his new building is his tattooed neighbor, Louis, who seems determined to put a smile back on his face. 

My notes: it’s no rntm nor escape but hell yeah this is good and cute and just is worth the time reading it of course.

The death of july by whimsicule 117k

Harry is Captain America, and Louis’ been dead for 70 years.

My notes: finally read this one even though it took me so long. a lot of you know this fic already but either way i like to put here and give my opinion SO. do i rec it? yeah, if you like angst and marvel this is perfect for you. i personally do and it was a good time, not a complete waste. this is very well written and intelligent however (yup, there’s a but) the ending is a disappointment and a lot should have been explored in the plot. it had so much more potential that it was thrown away. i also feel like there’s a lack of larry interaction and i didn’t feel connected with louis’ character. at the end i was just very curious about ziall relationship. overall it’s a 7 out of 10 so not bad.

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January 10 2017

Having four classes really is different compared to the three I had last quarter. The work so far is definitely going to be more, but it’s just I spend so much time in lecture halls and there’s just more to worry about. With three classes though, there was too much free time. I need three and a half classes 🤔
P.S. back in the dorms. Bad lighting because my dorm is a dark hole



Here’s an example where you can really see why the title of this blog is relevant. Heheheh.

It’s Sherlock and Moriarty! 

Drawn on free study sheets I was handed on my way to class.

Sherlock was drawn without reference (I draw way too much Ben C) with pencil, finalized with a jumbo Sharpie marker, and shaded with highlighter. This was after the winter break, when the new semester was starting, so I had a bunch of free time. One of my best free-draw Sherlocks, so I’m proud of it.

Moriarty (Andrew Scott) was drawn using a screenshot of the pool scene from The Great Game using pencil first, then shaded with markers, and finally blacked in with Sharpie pen. This was done after classes ended, and winter exam season had just started (so I really should have been studying math!!). I really loved it at the time, but looking back on it now, I see parts I would have done differently (e.g. The shines on his eyes make him look derped). The shading was pretty well done; I have rarely taken the time to shade this well since.

Nathanaël Head Cannons

• His parents are teachers like maybe university professors or history teachers

• He is the kind of person that has a lot of friends online.

•He runs a really popular art blog online

•He likes shopping at thrift stores and gets bigger sizes in hopes that he’ll grow one day.

•He hates math.

•He has an older brother who teases him all the time and calls him names

That’s it for now. They’re kinda stupid but… Meh I tried

Schools officially over for me! yayyyy! and i am feeling a lot better mentally. Know that I still have finales to complete, a English reading comp this Friday and my math on this Monday coming. I will be studying hardcore for the math one but lucky it’s all over soon. I will be able to upload more for you all!

I want to thank you all so much for being so patient with me. It is unbelievable how supportive you all are. Again thank you.

Requests will continue to be closed until after my finales, just for the sake of me being able to use what free time I have to focus on my more bigger series.

Again thank you all! You’re seriously too amazing!

My Weekly Schedule

I have received a lot of requests for me to show my weekly schedule or revision timetable, how I split my time up and how much I study etc.


Each school morning I will wake up at 6am and either workout or read. I find that this really wakes me and gets me feeling ready for the day; by the time I leave for school I am not groggy/tired at all. From 7am I go through my morning routine - it’s nothing special, just getting dressed, showering, breakfast etc. and then I’ll start walking to school (which also helps wake me up).


I have 3 blocks of lessons a day. There’s a 20 minute break at 10:40am, then an hour for lunch at 1pm. There are extra revision lessons in lunches so sometimes I’ll go to these to do some extra work. I also have free periods which I will spend in our sixth form study area. I’m pretty productive in these and will try and do as much homework as possible, so I can focus on notes at home.


I have quite a few extra-curricular things on after school. I have music stuff quite a few days after school, and Youth Council on a Monday or Wednesday. I also meet up with my friends every Tuesday after school at Costa. Other than those commitments I will usually just study* from when I get home to when I finish my work (or until it hits 8pm). I have a rule not to work past 8pm, and that’s because I think taking time each night to relax and get away from the stresses of school is important. It also makes me more focused to work when I get home, as I know I have only a limited amount of time.


What I do on the weekends varies a lot, depending on whether I’m seeing friends, going away for the weekend with family, volunteering etc. Generally I will get up quite early and then read or answer tumblr asks etc. (I’m not a big sleeper)  I’ll then get up and usually study until about 1pm. I like getting the majority of my work done before lunch, it makes me feel really productive, and it frees up the afternoon to do whatever I want.

*I have just labeled all the time that I spend working/revising as ‘study’ rather than specific subjects. I have done this because when it comes to working after school and on weekends, what I have to do will depend totally on what we have done during the week, homework I’ve been given etc. and therefore varies too much for me to label certain times ‘maths’ or ‘chem’ outside of school. I also like having the freedom to just study what I feel like studying.

Highway to Hell - Demon!Luke pt. 3

A/N: This part is a lot longer than the first two (and probably most of the rest to come) so I won’t be posting part four tomorrow. I also need to catch up on it and write more because honestly this is all I have right now. I didn’t expect 10 pages to go by so quickly! But like usual, let me know what you guys think!

part one / part two

           My head pounded and everything looked like a giant blur, but not because I was drunk or hung over.

           “But why do I multiply everything by pi?” I asked again.

           “That’s part of the second equation,” Luke tried to explain. It was Wednesday night and we were both free for once, so he came to my room in an attempt to help me with calc. As usual, Brooke was in her boyfriend’s room so we didn’t have any interruptions. “When you divide this by this and take it all to the seventh power, you need to multiply the answer by pi.”

           “Yeah but why is it always pi? Why is pi the magic number for everything? Why isn’t it ever 12? Maybe I want to multiply the entire equation by 12 instead of a number with 18 million decimal points,” I whined, shoving my face into my hands.

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anonymous asked:

Would you be open to just describing in a few paragraphs the further storyline of Surrogate, that would have played out if you had had the energy to write it?

Santana is a powerful CEO who can’t have kids. She finds Brittany to be her surrogate, and it’s more than she expected.

here are part i and part ii.

this is the rest of the story:

  • santana is stubborn but protective; the first few weeks are hard, trying to find a balance
  • it’s not her body, but it’s her child, and she wants the best for the future kid and for Britt, of course
  • she goes to every single appointment, arguing with doctors until she’s 100% convinced everything is okay and nothing bad can happen
  • she shows up at brittany’s house with a shitload of groceries, because eating well is important. brittany smiles softly and let’s her in – it’s the beginning of a thousand small rituals
  • because she starts getting brittany’s groceries, all organic and local produce, and brittany sometimes cooks for her
  • she feels so out of place, so anxious with this little creature she wants so much to welcome into the world, but brittany looks at her like she understands
  • she can’t be there as much as she wants, though, because she still has work and a business to run – she throws herself at it so she stops doubting herself so much
  • she knows the women in her life had never taken well to beng second place, to know they weren’t the number one priority
  • but she thinks of brittany when she shouldn’t, when she’s between meetings and the noise dies down for a little while
  • the second month comes and brittany gets a cold and man, isn’t santana all over that shit
  • she buys soup and lots of medicine, and runs brittany a hot bath. the poor thing is sneezing and tired and so soft, unlike her usual calm and head on the clouds behavior
  • she massages brittany’s temples, and brittany smells like soap and shampoo
  • brittany sighs and rests her head against santana, eyes closed, and santana let’s her.
  • brittany sleeps against santana, and it’s quite okay. she’s warm and solid and santana’s really tired, you know, so she’s just going to take a tiny little nap
  • when she wakes up, there’s toast and eggs and bacon and her stomach is rumbling. brittany’s hair is a mess and she’s smiling, so santana smiles back.
  • they eat together, not really talking but still making each other company.
  • one day she arrives at brittany’s and her son is there, which is super super weird but she’s got to handle pre-teens, right? her kid is going to grow up and be equal halves awkward and creative, like Alex, too
  • she helps with his homework a little bit, because she rocked at math. she’s not that bad at teaching, too, because he totally gets it and thanks her.
  • when brittany comes out of the kitchen and kisses Alex’s head, congratulating him. santana feels suddenly very aware and self conscious, and she leaves
  • santana spends too much of her free time researching about every congenital abnormality that can occur. they say the second trimester is very critical
  • brittany’s belly is starting to show, and santana cries when she sees the ultrasound. her kid is starting to look just like a person, fingers and toes and his little baby face
  • brittany cups her face and santana whispers thank you over and over again
  • one day brittany just invites her to the movies. it’s the first time they meet without a baby-related reason.
  • santana gets fidgety, but if she built this company she can go to the fucking movies, for the love of christ. she can.
  • brittany is wearing a dress with a lower cut and it’s really hard not to stare.
  • santana respects her and she doesn’t want to be innaproppriate nor anything but she’s pretty sure brittany’s breasts are larger and rounder. pregnancy is amazing
  • god she’s ridiculous. how old is she? 12? fuck
  • brittany buys the most gigantic popcorn santana has ever seen. it’s cute. santana holds it for her.
  • she catches a glimpse of her ex wife with another woman, but she refuses to make eye contact and places a hand on brittany’s back so they can get in already
  • a little while later she sees brittany’s little shiver so she gives brittany her coat. it’s the least she could do for the mother of her child, right?
  • what
  • no take it back
  • brittany mouths a thank you and squeezes her hand
  • but the thing is, she’s in no rush to take her hand away, so they watch the movie kind of holding hands?
  • brittany starts to get weird food cravings, which are funny and also very inconvenient, like the day when santana has a flight to catch but she’s looking across town for the right kind of avocado popsicle at 2 fucking am
  • she still does it anyway. she doesn’t want her kid to be born looking like an avocado or something.
  • one day she’s helping Alex with homework again and he asks if it’s a boy or a girl. she answers Now, I think it’s a little early to start imposing roles on it, don’t you?
  • oh she has been waiting her whole life to make this monty python reference!!!!
  • brittany laughs so hard she coughs on her juice, and her son looks a little pissed but also impressed. brittany calls her a nerd, and santana beams.
  • it’s not really fair how she’s always hanging out at brittany’s and brittany’s always cooking, so santana takes her to dinner, two friends sharing a meal, no biggie.
  • brittany raises her eyebrow when santana says ‘no biggie’, but says nothing.
  • santana’s in work clothes and brittany’s in a tight black dress, and she opens the door for brittany, making sure she won’t bump into things. she pulls the chair for brittany, and the waiter congratulates them on the baby.
  • santana stutters for the first time in a decade and brittany smiles softly, thanking him.
  • he thought they were a couple??????????? what
  • brittany squeezes her hand and tells her to relax, so santana takes deep breaths.
  • dinner is actually great and it’s good to talk to someone about something other than work and deadlines
  • then brittany saying a little 'oh’ full of wonder, and santana gets up and rushes to her side to see if something is wrong
  • brittany tells her it’s just moved, and she takes Santana’s hand and places it over her belly. santana intertwines their fingers and they stay like that for a minute or two
  • santana’s almost giving up when there it is, her kid is floating around and she feels it oh god no moment will ever be this great
  • she runs her thumb on brittany’s belly, heart bursting, but she doesn’t cry this time
  • but she’s probably becoming a huge sap, because she finally gives in to quinn and blaine and throws herself a birthday dinner
  • she invites brittany, because blaine, quinn and mercedes are somehow very interested in this situation
  • she doesn’t drink at her own party, though, because it’s not fair keeping brittany on sparkling water as she and her friends chug their usual bottle of wine per capita
  • it’s not as bad as she imagined
  • (her ex wife calls, but she doesn’t answer)
  • everyone is very fascinated by brittany, and mercedes even finds one of her performances on youtube and everyone gathers around santana’s couch to see it
  • brittany dances with so much grace and fluidity. santana is impressed
  • their eyes meet and brittany’s cheek are redder than a tomato
  • weeks pass by. it’s funny how they fell in such an easy routine. santana wonders if brittany is just putting up with her for the sake of the money, or if maybe they could be friends? and go out for coffee or drinks sometime?
  • she never tells brittany this, though. she will take what she can get.
  • brittany invites her to her dance academy’s opening season
  • she’s so much in her environment: she knows everyone, people come by to greet her and ask her how she’s doing, she’s got the best seats. santana is fascinated as she watches, shuffling behind brittany, stretching a hand when there are a few steps, helping brittany
  • brittany wraps a hand around santana’s arm and introduces her to people as baby momma, delighted at santana’s face of horror and constipation, but people seem to love the joke
  • santana doesn’t get art and dance very well, but she likes the show and gives brittany a tissue when she cries
  • she helps brittany stand up from her chair – she’s so big and beautiful, round round belly
  • brittany complains about back pain and sore feet, so when santana drives her home she gives her a foot massage, nice and slow
  • brittany moans and sinks further on the couch, eyes closing. she says she’ll hire santana as her husband
  • santana suppresses the smile and applies more pressure with her thumbs until brittany is groaning like a baby bear. i want you to be as comfortable as possible, she confesses before she can think about what she’s saying
  • brittany says 'you’ve been nothing short of amazing’ and she answers it’s the least she could do
  • the silence hungs heavy and santana focuses on her massage, hands on brittany’s calves
  • brittany says it’s late and asks her if she doesn’t want to stay over, but santana kisses her forehead and says she’d better head home
  • brittany’s water breaks two weeks early and santana leaves in the middle of a meeting, in a rush, but the doctor says it’s still early
  • she sleeps on brittany’s couch, waking up every hour to check how the contractions are going
  • her parenting classes weren’t helpful at all because god, she is a hot mess and this is so not like the movies
  • she makes breakfast and gets brittany to eat a little, but the contractions are finally getting closer and closer
  • they go to the hospital and she holds brittany’s hand and lets her scream and cry and she’s there every step of the way
  • she cries too, and makes sure they both are doing the breathing exercises they learned
  • no doctor will make her leave this room!
  • god it’s a girl. she has a daughter, very tiny with a mane of black hair and she doesn’t know what to do she’s not crying
  • then she cries and what a nice set of lungs
  • when she finally gets to hold her daughter she whispers 'beatriz’ and it sounds perfect, as it rolls on her tongue
  • brittany tells her she always liked beatriz best, among santana’s list. it means happiness, doesn’t it?
  • yes, britt, it does, santana says, and she’s crying again
  • quinn and mercedes arrive later to meet the little thing, and they’re all coos and soft wows and santana beams
  • she literally has no words for everything going in her head
  • later that day it’s just brittany and her, beatriz is asleep in the nursery
  • they’re not really talking, just sitting there together
  • santana doesn’t know what’s next. her contract with brittany is over, isn’t it? there’s no reason for her to be there but she’s so exhausted she can barely move
  • brittany breaks the silence with a small 'so is that it?’
  • santana sits on the hospital bed by brittany’s side and puts a lock of hair behind brittany’s ear. 'i don’t know’, she says. 'we can figure it out in the morning’
  • something inside her breaks; she kisses brittany very slow and tentative. but brittany is grabbing the back of neck and kissing her back, sure and steady, like she wants santana to stay
  • the nurse comes in because beatriz needs to be fed. santana looks at brittany. 'maybe you should stay in my house, you know, while you recover.’
  • brittany agrees.
(maybe) it's inevitable

Sousuke ends up rooming with Nanase Haruka.

Alternative Reading Link: [AO3]

(maybe) it’s inevitable
Character(s): Yamazaki Sousuke, Nanase Haruka
Word Count: 1500
Notes: it doesn’t seem possible for me to title w/o using parenthesis. casual reminder that penny can’t write. also: i should be studying, exam tomorrow ahaha.

written for souharu week, day 2: starting over. much cliche, much bad writing.


It is no secret that the universe hates Sousuke and is out to get him. Examples of the proof behind this include: never winning any of his battles with Rin, busting his shoulder beyond repair, and ending up at the same university as one Nanase Haruka, which wouldn’t be so bad if Sosuke didn’t have to share a dorm room with him, too.

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This week has been another busy week, most of my free time was filled with auditions or practice ISAs. I’ve had so much homework too, 10 lengthy pieces in total! Today I need to complete my maths, English, French and music theory homework. Then I need to do some grade 5 music theory revision, I didn’t have time this week to do any.. Hopefully I’ll have time to go out for a run later because I’m missing out on my running. The drink featuring in this photo is something I’m obsessed with atm, cranberry juice and lemonade, there hasn’t been lemonade in the house for soooooo long! What’s your favourite homework/revision drink?x

May, Beautifly, & Skitty requested by purple-procrastinator. Hope you like it! 

I don’t think Skitty and Beautifly fully understand how to play Hide and Seek yet…

PS: If you’ve requested something, sorry for taking so long! Since I don’t have too much free time on my hands, I’m choosing which ones to do first based on a carefully constructed algorithm that calculates easiness, adorableness, and something involving potatoes (I think. It’s very tricky math). 

Anything for a Friend

Adrien would love it if fangirls left him alone for once in his life, but he knows that this will likely be a problem for as long as he’s single. Nino comes up with a potentially genius plan: just pretend to date a kindhearted classmate, and the problem will go away!

Aka Adrien is oblivious and Marinette is too nice for her own good

I’m a sucker for the fake dating trope so I…did this. Possibly part one of several, but we’ll see if anybody actually likes it.

EDIT: Part two here!

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