top coaster

This felt like the way you get nervous right before something exciting happens-the moment when you’re balanced on the top of the roller coaster, the hush before the surprise party, the second after the diving board but before the water, when you can close your eyes and imagine, for just a second, that you’re flying. The feeling that good things were coming, almost here, any moment now.
—  Morgan Matson, Since you’ve been gone

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(9) Top of the Roller Coaster

I realized that I did not have the time nor faculty of mind to draw a roller coaster a million times so here’s a thumbnail/script iteration of what I think would go down because I’m extra like that. This one is less about fluff time and more about friend time. There are choice words used just as a fair warning! If there are typos please let me know!


It was a warm and bright day at the MTT-Land amusement park. The sounds of children laughing as they dragged their parents from one bright and gaudy ride to the next could be heard from every direction. A large line that stretched halfway across the park led up to a roller coaster so big it could be seen from the satellites. At the front of the line stood Undyne, Alphys, and Papyrus. They watch in amusement as Mettaton, grinning and posing for snapping cameras, cut a bright pink ribbon to unveil the new ride. 

“Congratulations BEAUTIES!” Mettaton exclaimed to them, handing his scissors off to an employee. 

Hoards of screaming fans had to be held back by iron gates and park security as Mettaton led the other three to the side of the track. They waited for their seats while the engineers made one final test run. It was only when they were standing at the bottom of the first incline that the magnitude of the ride really came into grasp.

“Wowie!” Papyrus exclaimed, shielding his vision from the sunlight as he looked almost straight up. Alphys gulped, the feeling of nervousness suddenly overcoming her.

Her girlfriend immediately recoiled from the reaction and attempted to change her mind..

“U-um…I’m not sure if I want to side up front,” she stuttered, smiling sheepishly. Undyne immediately stopped her tirade and placed a hand on Alphys’s shoulder.

“Oh, well… if it’ll make you feel better we can ride in the back.” Alphys tensed again.

“Oh no! That’s where we’d experience the most G-forces. I-I don’t think my insides could take it.” 

“Oh Darling, you won’t have to worry about that,” Mettaton replied smoothly, taking out a compact mirror to touch up on his makeup. “There are no back seats!”

Alphys’s face contorted in to a mix of pure fear and disbelief. “What.”

Mettaton shrugged playfully. “It’s four seats for the whole ride, that way we can experience the full thrill of excitement that awaits us!”

At that very moment the train with the four seats rolled into place, ready for it’s passengers. Undyne yanked Alphys, arm and ran for the closest available seat. But before either of them sat down, Mettaton jumped in front of Undyne and tapped her shoulder.

“Ah-ah! I call that seat darling!” He flashed at grin at her immediate confusion.

“Wha–HOW COME?” She asked. Mettaton pointed to a pole opposite the final drop.

“That’s the angle where the camera is going to snap a picture of our descent.” he explained.

Undyne crossed her arms and scoffed, “If you want it to catch your good side you should turn around and bend over.”

“…Ha.”

“Let’s all take our seats,” Papyrus said, quickly taking a seat between Mettaton and Undyne, sensing the potential of a fire about to ignite in the situation. Undyne reveled in Mettaton’s inability to think up an immediate response. He in turn, choice to ignore her as the bars of the ride began to lower and the employees checked everyone’s fasteners. Alphys took a few deep breaths and nearly squeaked when the ride shook and slowly moved forward. 

All the feelings of anticipation and trepidation were fully realized after almost five minutes of ascension. There followed the familiar creak of the track as the train curved over one side of the hill to the other.

Everyone braced themselves for the drop. They waited a second…five seconds…a full minute?

“Ah, I can’t handle the suspense much longer!” Alphys cried out finally.

“We’re…not moving.” Papyrus observed, rather disappointed.

“We’re not?” Alphys asking, peeking an eye open–then immediately closing it upon realizing that she could not discern the various crowds of people down below her.

“Ughh,” Undyne groaned. “I think we’re stuck” 

“You can’t be serious!” Mettaton exclaimed, almost livid. He whipped out his phone. “I’m calling maintenance. The last thing I need is another lawsuit on my hands!”

While Mettaton berated whoever was on the other end of the conversation, Alphys pressed herself as tightly as she could into her seat. “I’m not looking down. I’m not looking down.”

“Don’t be afraid Dr. Alphys,” Papyrus said, his reassuring voice kindly reducing her anxiety. He matched his positive words with a smile.“We have such an amazing view up here!” Undyne agreed and look out across the park. She pointed to a particular area.

“Hey, I can see the carnival games from up here.” She flexed her arms and chuckled. “When we get off this thing I want show those venders what I’m made of!” 

Mettaton hung up his phone and looked over at her coyly. “If you really want to show them what you’re made of you can turn around and bend over.”

There was a definite pause that followed. 

Undyne looked straight ahead and pointed towards the tracks below them. Her voice was measured and strained. 

Another pause. Mettaton almost seemed to hum with petty laughter.

“….bitch, I’d like to see you try.”

“YOU WANNA GO BRO–”

Papyrus and Alphys waved their arms up in exasperation, crying out:

And for a full three minutes there was a moment of silence.

“Well,” Mettaton said, eventually breaking it. “In regards to our situation…apparently there was a problem going on with the lines down there–something about fans trying to break through security to meet me–so they paused the ride to prevent more traffic buildup. Everything should start up again soon.”

“Ooooh,” Alphys groaned, unsure if she could stand anymore of the suspense of eventual doom. Even the gentlest of breezes seemed to make the infrastructure of the roller coaster creak and tremble.

“Hey, let’s look on the bright side,” Papyrus exclaimed, actively searching for a positive ”…at least we’re not stuck at the top of a loop?” Alphys immediately perked up at the comment.

“Oh! that’s actually physically impossible!” she replied, momentarily forgetting her fears at the opportunity to dispense some knowledge.

“Really?” Papyrus asked. Mettaton and Undyne remained otherwise quiet, refusing to look in each other’s general direction. Alphys continued.

“Yes! Roller coasters rely on stored kinetic and potential energy to move. The momentum gathered from entering a loop will carry you through going out of it. We’re on the first drop of this coaster, notably the highest, and we’re probably stuck on the motorized part of the track that carried us up. We’ll know they’ve released the ride when we begin our desceeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnntttt—


I wish I could draw more, but I have a lot to keep working o so i hope you enjoyed it!

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“I just tried to represent people who felt kind of different or quirky. And I just really wanted to be myself.”
Congratulations on winning Big Brother Canada Season 3, Sarah Hanlon!

The signs as moments

Aries: fourth of july parties, the butterflies you get at the top of a roller coaster, windy days on the beach

Taurus: the tv glow in a dark room, the smell of pancakes and coffee in the mornings, small touches

Gemini: the smell of sunscreen and summer, turning the pages of a book, witty conversations interrupted by fond looks, face masks with friends

Cancer: the warmth of a bubble bath, the tears cried after a sad movie, floating among the waves in the ocean 

Leo: music with the windows down, yelling the lyrics to your favorite songs, weird experiments at 2 am

Virgo: the smell of cotton, toes in the sand, board games in the afternoons

Libra: smiles and crinkled eyes, terrible dancing, dinner at a friend’s house

Scorpio: wrestling between the sheets, looks from across the room, bursts of loud laughter

Sagittarius: watching the sun come up, late nights, hasty kisses

Capricorn: midnight coffee runs, warm embraces, falling asleep next to the fire

Aquarius: curious looks, wondering eyes, going to the aquarium 

Pisces: the silence of being underwater, hearing a song for the first time, warm smiles 

What the signs remind me of

Aries - Classic Rock, laying on trampolines, the way your eyes sting when smoke gets in them, notebook sketches, leather jackets, sparklers, the top of a roller coaster,

Taurus - Country, rolling in grass, smell of fresh baked goods, earthquakes, wrestling, fluffy pillows, slut drops, pleated skirts, sunflowers

Gemini - Rap, magic tricks, endless debates, cocaine, getting the wind knocked out of you, mood swings, deafening silences, movies, high heels, 

Cancer - Blues, oceans, soft smiles, blushing, over sized sweaters, salt on an open wound, poetry, candles, swaying to songs, 3am

Leo - Pop, summer, push up bras, hair flips, rooftops, adrenaline, high waisted shorts, sunburn, blasting music in car rides, waking up early, dancing, acoustic guitars

Virgo - Sad songs, smudged make up, books, colored leaves, sleeping with windows open, violins, graphic tees, cold stares, isolation, thunder, high cheekbones, 

Libra - Alternative, perfect eyebrows, NYC, long walks, weird conversations, crying while trying not to make a noise, endless frustration, smiling without teeth, staying up till 2am

Scorpio - 90s rock, cold showers, death glares, heroin, sunsets, knowing smiles, falling into someones eyes, comets, chaos, panic attacks, knee socks

Sagittarius -  Indie music, perfect nail polish, laughing till your stomach hurts, hide and seek, crying for no reason, eye rolls, coffee, laying on blankets, traveling

Capricorn - Classical, red lipstick, indie movies, museums, stubbing your toe, road trips, mountains, leggings, diamond rings, deserts, 

Aquarius - Jazz, old movies, driving with all the windows open, funny faces, grief, worn sneakers, sail boats, pearls, strobe lights, hurricanes, black cats 

Pisces - Psychedelic, acid, plane rides, getting caught in a riptide, mythology, theater, low cut shirts, flower crowns, daydreams, puppy dog eyes, crying, beaches, shaky hands  

Wicca 101- Elements- Air

The Element of Air:

The element of Air is all around us and, more than that, within us. I often refer to this as the easiest and most difficult element to express and understand. Air is how the soul connects to the universe. It is associated with the mind, visualization, all forms of travel, music and song, communication, dreams, artistic creation, inspiration, freedom, knowledge, astral work, psychic talents, any mental exercises. 

Direction: East 

Type of Energy: Projective

Colors: Yellow, white, silver

Gender Association: Masculine

Zodiac Associations:  Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Environments: Museums, Book stores, Theaters, plains, heights of any variety, roller coasters, the tops of hills and mountains, cliffs, henges, bridges, coastal areas where the water doesn’t quite touch, 

Essences: psychic work, letting things go, overcoming mental blocks, slow changes, moving on, knowledge, astral projection, spirit work, studying

Spell Associations: Using any type of incense, feathers, 

Forms of Divination: All. But especially: cloud watching, numerology, smoke watching, automatic writing, dream interpretation,

Runes: Ansuz , Raidho Eihwaz, Tiwaz

Parts of the Body: Nose, ears, 

Herbs and Plants:  Acacia, Aspen, Alder, Anise, Ball Moss,  Birch, Cedar Elm, Lavender, Lemongrass. Mistletoe, Mimosa

Stones and Metals: Citrine, Copper, Rainbow Crystals, Mica, Tin

Animals: All flight capable birds, Bees, butterflies, dragonflies, Pegasus, spiders

Elemental King: Paralda

Elemental Spirits: Sylphs

Season: Spring

Time of Day: Dawn

Musical Instruments: All wind instruments

Magical Tool: censers, wands, swords

Tarot Suit: Wands (though some artists depict swords as the air symbol)

Major Arcana Cards: The Fool, The Magician, The Star, Strength/Fortitude

Sense: Smell, Hearing

Symbols: A yellow triangle point facing up, bisected by a single line, smoke, feathers, spirals, breath, clouds

Goddesses: Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania

Gods: Enlil, Hermes, Kheoheva, Merawrim, Mercury, Shu, Thoth

Archangel: Raphael

*This post is subject to change as I come across new information

The MBTI Types on a Roller Coaster

ESTP: Has forced everyone to go on the roller coaster, is amused by the fear of others

ENTP: Is screaming “I BELIEVE I CAN FLY, I BELIEVE I CAN TOUCH THE SKYYYYY” at the top of their lungs

ENTJ: Singing along with ENTP while trying (and succeeding) to hide internal fear

INTP: Whispers “gotta go fast” at the highest drop

ESTJ: Is amused at everyone’s fear, trying not to laugh at ENTP, ENTJ, and INTP vast knowledge of memes to use in this situation  

ENFP: Screaming random facts about cats while trying (and failing) to hide fear

ISTP: Just went on because the ESTP promised them food if they went on

ESFP: Just went on to impress ESTP, is secretly (or not so secretly) terrified

ESFJ: Is encouraging ESFP to not be terrified, is terrified

ISFJ: Encouraging ESFJ to not be terrified, is terrified

ISFP: Thinking about how the views from the top of the coaster would make a great picture

INTJ: Is trying to figure out exactly how the roller coaster works

ISTJ: Checking off “ride a roller coaster” on list, is probably bored

INFP: Is concerned by the fear of others, enjoys the pretty views

ENFJ: Is screaming and holding on for dear life on whoever is sitting next to them

INFJ: Is thinking about how the roller coaster is a metaphor for their life

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this felt like the way you get nervous right before something exciting happens-the moment when you’re balanced on the top of the roller coaster, the hush before the surprise party, the second after the diving board but before the water, when you can close your eyes and imagine, for just a second, that you’re flying. the feeling that good things were coming, almost here, any moment now.

since you’ve been gone by morgan matson

I don’t think I’ll ever understand the saying
“butterflies in my stomach”
for that implies
gentle,
delicate,
flutters

and when you look at me
I feel my heart
stop for a second,
my stomach,
responding with a tight squeeze the kind that happens when you’re at the top of a roller coaster,
right before you’re plunged downwards,
thinking to yourself
that maybe this was a bad idea

but I think I’ll take
the heart-stopping
and stomach-clenching
over delicate fluttering anyday

You know the feeling you get
when you get off a roller coaster heart beating fast,
mind feeling clear,
how that was such a good idea? You make me feel that way.

Ending a Conversation

Request: Can you do one where you like Reid but he is insanely flirting with this girl at a bar and when you confront him he just goes all yeah she’s pretty cool and you get all mad and Morgan tells Reid off and Reid realized that you like him and he makes you feel better

A/N: This is kind of short and I hope this is how you wanted it to go. I wasn’t sure if you wanted it to be Reid comforting her by saying I feel the same way or by him saying I don’t feel the same way but it’s ok so I just picked one.

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This felt like the way you get nervous right before something exciting happens-the moment when you’re balanced on the top of the roller coaster, the hush before the surprise party, the second after the diving board but before the water, when you can close your eyes and imagine, for just a second, that you’re flying. The feeling that good things were coming, almost here, any moment now.
—  Morgan Matson, Since You’ve Been Gone