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anonymous asked:

Off the top of your head, are there 'phan' moments that are so significant they always make you smile and randomly spring into your head? For example, the viscosity discussion and the "you loved it, you wanna do it more" attack me when i'm doing work, and i'm equal parts elated and worried for my sanity because they take up such a large portion of my thoughts lol. I hope your move was good :)

omg sorry this took me so long to respond to but i didn’t even rly know where to begin bc there are so many??? i’m not sure if they’re ‘significant’ but this is just a short list of moments that jst keep me up at night from time to time bc they’re so Good: 

1. that time dnp did a joint live show on october 19, 2015 and not only acknowledged their friendaversary but also dan went on the world’s most Extra rant about phil’s enjoyment of pumpkin spice lattes when like, literally, no one asked or came for phil about that ,,, i often find dan’s repeated ‘get over it get over it get over it … you cynic … gEt oVeR iT’ stuck in my head in random moments. that’s also the live show where dan went on the world’s second most Extra rant about the walking dead and the Themes and the Complexity for like 3 whole mins and phil sat there imitating all of his wild gesticulation until he literally got so fed up that he stops and rolls his eyes and follows up dan’s review with the fucking iconic: “my review is, it was alright” 

2. phil’s tweet and photo of dan celebrating the release of the tatinof films bc i was so sure they’d be having some sort of party, a flipside party at least, but instead this pic confirmed they were celebrating this huge release in the most dan and phil way possible: just sat together in their lounge dressed in onesies and drinking rose :) 

3. the ridiculously cute time that dan confirmed in a liveshow that phil had come w him to wokingham in 2011 to celebrate his mum’s birthday 

4. in 2014 when dan broke his and phil’s filming camera and tweeted about it while phil was out and phil replied 'do you want me to buy a glue stick on the way home’ bc like, what the fuck. cute 

5. in the making of tabinof video when they’re talking about writing in a hotel room in orlando and dan’s handling the camera and phil is basically all up on him to get in frame and and dan’s in socks and it’s all v soft and cozy 

6. ‘your eyes are like three colors at the same time. that’s a trick question. your eyes are blue, green, and yellow.’ (x)

7. ‘i’m obsessed with your curl dan. how did that form?’ (x) .. and really all of the pastel edits video

8. dan going out of his way to add the clip of phil spanking his ass with the plushy snake at the very end of the pinof 6 bloopers even tho ,, no one asked or needed that and it was obvi in the original ,, like why 

9. the fact that when dnp went shopping for the suits they were gonna wear to the brits in 2015 phil just needed to take a spontaneous pic of dan in the shirt he ended up picking, obvi bc he felt a pressing need to commemorate the moment and he thought dan looked beautiful: 

(but rly tho, why did phil need a personal photo of the shirt dan was going to wear to the event, an event at which there would be like 500000 professional photos and videos taken … what a sap)

10. iom for phil’s birthday this year was so great and obviously so was the fam vacay and whatnot but it’s sometimes easy to forget how long dan has been a part of the family, and so i often think about phil tweeting out that he was celebrating his birthday with his family and dan at “the coolest thai restaurant ever” all the way back in 2012, complete with photo: 

they’ve just been a part of each others’ lives on such a deep level for so long it continuously boggles my mind <3

By hit count on Ao3, here are the


  1. You’ll Breathe Me In (You Won’t Release) by LoadedGunn
  2. Young & Beautiful by Velvetoscar
  3. Fading by tothemoonmydear
  4. We’ll Play Hide And Seek To Turn This Around (Give Me Love Like Never Before) by Wankerville
  5. Your Name Is Tattooed On My Heart by mcpofife
  6. Baby Heaven’s In Your Eyes by theboyfriendstagram
  7. Love Is A Rebellious Bird by 100percentsassy, gloria_andrews
  8. Wear It Like A Crown by zarah5
  9. Have You Coming Back Again by whoknows
  10. Switch Out The Batteries by istajmaal, LoadedGunn
  11. Touch by kotabear24
  12. Just Me, You, And This Box Of Matches by tomlinsunshine
  13. Hoping This Cold Blue Water Scrubs Me Clean And Spits Me Out Again by phantasmagoria (aphrodeity)
  14. You Are The Blood by sarcasticfluentry
  15. It’s My Pleasure To Introduce You by LoadedGunn
  16. Empty Skies by green_feelings
  17. From Eight Until Late, I Think About You by supernope
  18. Let’s Talk About Making Love by istajmaal
  19. The Finish Line (Is A Good Place For Us To Start) by LoadedGunn
  20. Into The Blue by zarah5
  21. Feel The Chemicals Burn In My Bloodstream by togetherwecouldbealright
  22. Cause All That You Are Is All That I’ll Ever Need by Wankerville
  23. Give Me Truths by iwillpaintasongforlou
  24. With Nothing But Your T-Shirt On by crybaby
  25. Some Things Take Root by navigator, quitter
  26. Jump Before We Fall by green_feelings
  27. This House No Longer Feels Like Home by hilourry
  28. Nicotine by KrisStylinson
  29. Put The Stars In Our Eyes by crybaby
  30. My Heart Is Breathing For This Moment In Time by usedtothebeach
  31. Perfect Little Family by smuttythings
  32. But I’ll Still Take You Home by LoadedGunn
  33. Allies In Heaven, Comrades in Hell by rockinaintnowalkinthepark
  34. Reeling Through The Fall by zarah5
  35. Ain’t Had None Like You In A While by istajmaal
  36. All Too Human by Gotthisniallthang
  37. It Ain’t Trickin’ If Ya Got It by sarcasticfluentry
  38. Know You Got That Thing (That I Like) by lightseep
  39. I Need Home (Our Tangled Bones) by togetherwecouldbealright
  40. My English Love Affair by isthatyoularry
  41. Counting The Steps Between Us by zarah5
  42. All You Can Eat by harrysprostate
  43. You Can’t Keep Your Hands Off Me, I Can’t Keep My Hands Off You by harrysprostate
  44. Core ‘ngrato by Velvetoscar
  45. Don’t Make This Easy (I Want You To Mean It) by wildestdreams
  46. Pretty Boy by iwillpaintasongforlou
  47. I Would Name The Stars For You (I Would Take You There) by impetuous
  48. So Keep My Candle Bright by whisperdlullaby
  49. Up To No Good by whoknows
  50. With Love Comes Strange Currencies by mediaville

Part 3/? of the Louis & Harry Fic History series


@alfredsnightmare’s Top 50 Favorite Horror Films

(as of October 2017)

Been a while since I did one of these, but since it’s Halloween, and a few new watches ended up becoming great favorites of mine, I decided to do it again. Two rules I set out for myself: one film per director (otherwise this list would consist mainly of Argento and Rollin), and one film per franchise.

Full list bellow the cut:

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Flint (barely) standing upright with Jack in the room and then slumping down with exhaustion once he’s gone 😭😭

50 Famously Inspiring Quotes About The Beach & The Sea

There is something to be said about one’s experiences of the beach. For sand and surf, sun tanning and seashell collecting, the place where ocean meets land is a release for all things work entailing; a balance for all things in our day that take up our time and occupy our lives.

A “beach life” is what inspires the mission statement of my brand! There are days for me as well, however, where the nearest I am to a slice of paradise goes no further than being immersed in the work of presenting my product line with the pieces I share.

For those days when the ends of the earth, the smell of salt air and the sound of ocean waves are far from within reach, a collection of 50 famously inspiring quotes about the beach & the sea to help bring me back to its retreat.

Life is better at the beach! It really is, I truly think.

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  1. “I couldn’t imagine living in a state that didn’t reach the ocean. It was a giant reset button. You could go to the edge of the land and see infinity renewed.” - Avery Sawyer
  2. “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.” - John F. Kennedy
  3. “The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” - Henry Beston
  4. “Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of time.” - H.P. Lovecraft
  5. “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” - Isak Dinesen
  6. “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” - Robert Wyland
  7. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Andre Gide
  8. “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.” - E.E. Cummings
  9. “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” - Thomas Fuller
  10. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonders forever.” - Jacques Cousteau
  11. “I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want to consistency rather than the highs and the lows.” - Drew Barrymore
  12. “I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colors that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the color of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.” - John Dyer
  13. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” - Christopher Columbus
  14. “My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  15. “I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me. The sea.” - Gary Paulsen
  16. “Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.” - Heinrich Zimmer
  17. “Every time we walk along a beach, some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” - Loren Eiseley
  18. “I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.” - Helen Keller
  19. “When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” - Rainer Maria Rilke
  20. “At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.” - Natalie Wood
  21. “The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeks. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” - Christopher Paolini
  22. “Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” - Sarah Kay
  23. “I took off on a wave, went down the side, popped out the other end, and went ‘shit, I’m still alive’!” - Greg Noll
  24. “Out of water, I am nothing.” - Duke Kahanamoku
  25. “There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.” - Dave Barry
  26. “My boat is on the shore, and my bark is on the sea.” - Lord George Gordon Byron
  27. “Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.” - William Shakespeare
  28. “With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.” - Sylvia Earle
  29. “And so castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually.” - Jimi Hendrix
  30. “It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.” - Hunter S. Thompson
  31. “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” - Joseph Conrad
  32. “I have always been fascinated by the ocean, to dip a limb beneath its surface and know that I’m touching eternity, that it goes on forever until it begins here again.” - Lauren DeStefano
  33. “Catch a wave, and you’re sitting on top of the world.” - The Beach Boys
  34. “I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.” - T.S. Eliot
  35. “My life is like a stroll on the beach…as near to the edge as I can go.” - Henry David Thoreau
  36. “Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.” - Anonymous
  37. “Even the upper end of the river believes in the ocean.” - William Stafford
  38. “One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.” - Anne Morrow Lindberg
  39. “Why do we love the sea? it is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” - Robert Henri
  40. “Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.” - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
  41. “Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.” - Unknown
  42. “Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single though of which the sea would not be part.” - Hermann Broch
  43. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  44. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” - Jon Kabat-Zan
  45. “It’s hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy…Beach Therapy.” - Amy Dykens
  46. “What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.” - Werner Herzog
  47. “At the beach, life is different. A day moves not from hour to hour but leaps from mood to moment. We go with the currents, plan around the tides, follow the sun. We measure happiness by nothing we can hold, nothing we can catch. Everywhere, life is jumping and elusive and momentously momentary.” - Sandy Gingras
  48. “I felt the full breadth and depth of the ocean around the sphere of the Earth, back billions of years to the beginning of life, across all the passing lives and deaths, the endless waves of swimming joy and quiet losses of exquisite creatures with fins and fronds, tentacles and wings, colourful and transparent, tiny and huge, coming and going. There is nothing the ocean has not seen.” - Sally Andrew
  49. To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.“ - Jeanne Moreau
  50. "The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective…it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.” - Beyoncé Knowles

Amen, Beyoncé. Amen.

Did we miss any? Which of these quotes was your favorite, and why?


TOASTYSTATS: Top fandoms on AO3

As of February 26, 2017

I’m doing some stats for Femslash February, and as part of the prep, I pulled scraped info from AO3 on all fandom tags with at least 500 fanworks.  You can see the top 100* (in terms of fanwork production) above, and you can view – and make use of, if you like! – the raw data here for over 800 fandoms.  The spreadsheet also includes top ships, crossover fandoms, tags, ratings, etc.

Edit: Because of quirks of AO3 search, some things you’ll see above are misleading (e.g., not all of the “top” characters are truly the most common; not all of the “top” ship categories are the same category as the primary ship).  Also, there are other major factors like recency that affect the stats.  Please read the notes and caveats below before writing meta or making use of this data. 

Edit: Also see the top femslash fandoms!

Notes below the fold, including a lot of clarifications in response to reader questions:

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