top picture is the outside of the card

The last tododeku week fill! This is a generic desk job au when they’re adults but of course they don’t relax.  

“I don’t use my fire side,” Todoroki commented, and Midoriya breathed through his mouth, walked over, and punched him in the face.

His boss forced him to buy flowers as an apology gift, which were nice, but Midoriya was still reeling from the animosity he felt so he tore all of them off except one. It was one of those fancy flowers that were grown with dye so they blossomed with two colors.

The flower was a rose, and half of it was the normal dark red that was so romanticized, but the other was a pure white that resembled snow. It wasn’t perfect—there was a single red petal on the white side—but the resemblance was uncanny and the meaning behind it impossible to ignore.

Midoriya had planted it himself, though he hadn’t expected to use it for such a reason. Todoroki took one look at it and covered it entirely in ice.

The next day Midoriya brought in another rose, and placed it on Todoroki’s desk without a word.

At the end of the day it’s covered in ice, put in a pretty glass vase, and placed next to Midoriya’s laptop.

He brought in another rose. It was returned with frost.

The next rose got more creative—Midoriya painted the pot half red and white, used red multch on one side and covered the other side in sand.

In turn, it was replaced as an ice sculpture, the words “fuck off” shaved into the side of it like it was some beautiful design.

Midoriya does not fuck off. The next day he brings three roses.

He runs out of roses then, at least home grown ones, and resorts to using red roses and white roses.

“Aren’t red roses supposed to be romantic?” Uraraka mentions. Midoriya is too worried about making the colored roses stay on their specified side to hear.

“What do I have to do to make you stop?” Todoroki asks, face blank but the air turned chilly when he walked in the room. His eyes look furious.

Oh, thank god, Midoriya thinks. He had been losing a lot of money on the roses.

“Use you fire,” Midoriya says relentlessly. For all the anger in Todoroki, Midoriya tops it all with his determination and pure spite.

“No,” Todoroki responds. Midoriya narrows his eyes slightly.

“Then I won’t stop.”

Todoroki stomps away.

Another week passes and Midoriya buys a coolor to melt the ice in. Todoroki’s taken to carving creative insults in the ice he returns, so Midoriya buys cards (red on the outside but white inside) to reply.

One day the sculpture asks to meet him outside. Midoriya responds with a generic ok and also a picture of a fire.

“Will you use your fire?” Midoriya asks as a greeting.

“No,” Todoroki answers, “I will not use my father’s fire.”

The story comes out then—about how his father and mother married because of quirks, how his father trained him like a mule and his mother tried to alleviate the pressure, tried to take the pressure away, only to crack under it herself. Todoroki’s scar is a testament of how terrible it was.

“I don’t like talking about this,” Todoroki admits, “but I am. So will you stop your stupid mission now?”

Midoriya hesitates—his heart is breaking in his chest from the other’s story but the tears are gathering in the corner of his eyes because of how nonchalant Todoroki is as he tells it, how emotionless he tries to seem towards to whole thing—but he steels himself. He breathes.

“No,” he says. This time Todoroki is the one to punch him in the face.

Somewhere between the adrenaline and sweat and punches and kicks, Midoriya thinks it probably wasn’t the best idea to piss someone off with such a strong quirk when he himself was quirkless.

He hurts himself more than Todoroki when he kicks at the other’s ice, twirling and jumping to escape the other’s crystalized dagger, but he grabs the pepper spray he’s allowed to have as a quirkless and sprays the other so the liquid condenses on his freezing skin.

“It’s your power!” Midoriya screams, thoughtless in his anger because—

Because Midorya would do anything for a quirk. He had always wanted to be a hero, eyes bright with hope; to fit in with Kacchan with his flashy explosions and devil-may-care attitude; for all the relentless bullying and mockery to stop following him for just one second. He wanted to stop having to say he ‘fell’ and for his mother not to have to grow increasingly worried and uncomfortable as her son came home with bigger and bigger bruises.

But here was Todoroki, blessed with a quirk that he refused to see as his own, didn’t want to see it as anything more than an extension of his parents. Everyone always put in their best and pushed themselves harder than yesterday and went further to catch onto their dreams. Uraraka, Iida, even (especially) Bakugou—they all demanded more of themselves than possible and refused to be stopped.

But here was Todoroki, haunted by his past or maybe haunting his past himself, like a spirit who couldn’t move on, who not only didn’t try his hardest but refused to.

Something gets through, something in Todoroki’s eyes spark to life, but Midoriya doesn’t have time to take advantage of the distraction before the alley is covered in a loud burst of fire.

It crackles and burn and towers, larger than life and certainly larger than the building next to them, and even the knowledge that he probably just provoked someone into murdering him can’t stop the large grin from spreading across Izuku’s lips.

“What are you smiling for?” Todoroki screams, because he has to be in order to be heard over the loud cracking and sizzling the flames are causing. His words aren’t angry—there’s something pulling at his mouth that makes Midoriya want to call him a hypocrite—but then Todoroki pulls back his arms, winding up, and Midoriya lift his pepper spray—

(the chemicals will react and cause more fire if I can control it then i)

All Might steps deftly between them but a loud crack is the last thing he hears before Midoriya is a goner.

(Ah right—when cold air heats up really quickly–)


The next week Midoriya is back behind his desks, meekly rubbing the back of his neck as Iida chastises him, when he notices the rose. It’s pure red, but the card attached is white. As soon as Iida leaves, Midoriya tries to convince himself he isn’t ripping it open.

sorry about losing control but also thank you

do you want to meet this friday for dinner?

And then on the back:

the florist said they were out of white roses. i wonder why?

Todoroki opens the red and white card in amusement, different from the flames of anger the fancy lettering would have caused just last week.

Sure! :) Don’t be sorry about the flames—I hurt myself more than anything else! Are you okay? I heard you had to get checked out for frostbite!?

p.s. no clue about the white roses :P

He chuckles light to himself.

Friday can’t come quick enough. 


Packing for Top Surgery

Plus the following two days in a hospital bed.

Top left - Clothing
- Two button up shirts
- Adjusted binder as compression shirt
- Two pairs of thick sox
- Two boxers
- Shorts for the night
- Sweatpants- Slippers
- Buff (it’s starting to get cold outside)
- Warm vest (for going home and sitting outside)

Top right - Important stuff
- Insurance card and letter
- Card hospital
- Nebido/hormones for after the surgery
- Wallet
- Phone + Charger

Bottom left - Food, drinks & toiletries
- Razor
- Toothpaste and -brush
- Empty bottle
- Lollypops
- Granolabars
- Dry cookies
- Bendy straws
- Applecider vinegar (yellow stuff, laxating)

Bottom Right - Free time
- Drawing stuff
- Puzzle booklets
- Inears
- Books
- Netflix on phone

anonymous asked:

Alfred headcanons?

  • He has a “secret alliance” with every member of the batfamily, where they exchange information about the others. Every individual thinks they are the only one that Alfred talks to, but nope, it’s all of them– which means that Alfred pretty much knows everything. He’s the master of all information and resources.
  • He doesn’t really agree with the no killing rule. He was a soldier. He understands that sometimes it’s them or you, and since he values the lives of his children more than anybody else’s, well… He encourages Bruce because he wants him to have a moral system to fall back on, but it’s not his personal belief.
  • The top drawer of his dresser is filled with things that the kids have given him. Some of them are formal presents– Birthdays, Father’s Day– but there’s also report cards and dried flowers and grocery requests. Most recently, there’s the drawings Damian throws away in the garbage can outside of Alfred’s door. He knows Alfred will take them out and save them.
  • He lines the top of his closet with photographs of his kids– each child has a row of pictures, like a timeline of their growth. Jason’s short row used to depress him, so now he takes twice as many pictures of Jay as he does of the others. 
  • He dry-cleans his butler uniform, but he always has a pile of casual wear in the Wayne laundry room. Where does he wear those things? Nobody knows. They only ever see him in his suits. It’s the great mystery of the manor.
  • He is the honorary father of not only Bruce, but also the entire Justice League. Most of them don’t have parents, and Alfred’s always there. They  all send him Christmas presents. He hangs hand-made stockings for them in the second living room, where they have their JLA parties.

[dick]  [jason]  [tim]  [damian]  [cass]  [steph]  [family edition]

Expanding Vocabulary- Words I Learned While at Yonsei Pt. 2


Here are some words that I have learned during the Level 1 3-week program at Yonsei. 

  • 책 = book
  • 사전 = dictionary
  • 전자 = electronic (e.g. 전자 책= e-book) 
  • 가방 = bag
  • 지갑 = wallet
  • 사진 = picture
  • 여권 = passport
  • 학생증 = student ID card
  • 휴지 = tissue
  • 필통 = pencil case
  • 펜 = pen
  • 지우개 = eraser
  • 모자 = hat
  • 거울 = mirror
  • 과자 = snack/cookie
  • 수건 = towel
  • 칫솔 = toothbrush
  • 칫약 = toothpaste 
  • 나무 = tree
  • 선물 = gift
  • 유머 = humor
  • 교실 = classroom
  • 고등학교 = high school
  • 대학교 = university
  • 사무실 = office
  • 화장실 = bathroom
  • 은행 = bank
  • 식당 = restaurant
  • 서점 = bookstore 
  • 공원 = park
  • 영화관 = movie theater 
  • 백화점 = department store
  • 여기 = here
  • 거기 = there
  • 저기 = there (over there)
  • 앞 = in front
  • 뒤 = behind
  • 위 = on top
  • 아래/밑 = under
  • 옆 = next to/beside
  • 안 = inside
  • 밖 = outside
  • 근처 = near/around
  • 충 = floor (e.g. 1st floor, 2nd floor)
  • 기숙사 = dormitory
  • 책상 = desk
  • 동물원 = zoo
  • 의자 = chair
  • 냉장고 = refrigerator
  • 숙제 = homework
  • 질문 = question
  • 달력 = calendar
  • 대 = electronic/technology counter (e.g. two cars= 차 두대)
  • 개 = object counter (e.g. two desks = 책상 두개)
  • 명 = people counter
  • 권 = book counter
  • 우산 = umbrella 
  • 칠판 = blackboard

I’ll post some more words later! 

yeah okay but james as a professional quidditch player

being scouted at his last hogwarts match and just kind of walking around in a daze because he can’t believe someone thinks he's that good. (okay he can but he only tells that to the marauders and lily.) 

training for weeks on end, all day every day, before his first tryout. going out in any weather. getting up at five am to go running because he wants to make sure he’s fit enough. giving up takeaways (much to sirius’ horror) and trying to eat as healthily as he can.

arriving early to his first try out and trying to stop his hand from shaking as he’s being introduced to the coach and captain. waiting awkwardly in the changing rooms for all the other players to arrive. wishing lily was there (she’s his good luck charm) in the stands to cheer him on and praying that sirius, peter and remus don’t turn up to streak across the pitch or something.

having to wait two months before the acceptance and rejection letters are sent out and constantly pacing and worrying. he loses four pounds and trains even more than before.

receiving his acceptance letter and making remus look at it first because he just can’t read it and crying when his friend looks up and says “you did it. you’re in. they accepted you.” snatching the letter out of remus’ hands and reading it himself before sirius and lily barrel into him and everyone’s hugging and cheering. going out and getting royally smashed and remembering at one in the morning that he’s not meant to drink alcohol anymore and he’s got to go in to the club and sign a contract tomorrow - no, today, in eight hours.

getting his first pay cheque and using it to buy a ring for lily. proposing to her on the eve before the club’s first game and correcting the interviewer when she asks if he’s here with his girlfriend the next day (“actually, she is no longer my girlfried. she’s my fiance”).

walking onto the pitch and finding out that his friends (and fiance) bought seats for almost everyone who has ever known him. they take up at least half of the player’s family and friends section of the stadium. he spots professor mcgonagall sitting between sirius and peter and his third year girlfriend (“we dated for all of two weeks padfoot, why in merlin’s name did you invite her?”) next to lily’s mum. 

they win and he’s on such a high he forgets all about the cameras and the rest of the stadium and flies over to where lily is sitting and snogs her, without even getting off his broom. the vip room has to be englarged to accommodate all of james’ guests and he has the quickest shower he’s ever had before being hustled out by his teammates because ‘his adoring fans are waiting’ and it turns out sirius and remus and peter made a sign that reads 'you have no adoring fans so your best mates will have to do’. (someone - he guesses lily - has added 'yet’ after 'fans’.)

lily and the marauders attending every single match he has and making t-shirts. they have a whole collection of them by the end of the first season. he decides his favourite are the ones that only work when they all sit next to each other, in order. lily has 'potter’s’, sirius has 'not’, remus has 'that’ and peter has 'bad’.

being asked for his autograph for the first time and giving the little boy a hug and a high five too. making sure he signs everyone’s programme and picture and arm and scrap of paper. making sure he stops for a picture with everyone’s daughter and brother and aunt and son and mum; making sure everyone who asks gets what they want. stopping security from kicking people who have sneaked into the player’s section to see him out until he’s given them an autograph. greeting and being lovely to every single fan who stops him in the street.

snogging lily in the changing rooms and beneath the stands and in the air and by the quidditch posts and at the bar at every away game they go to.

having to have at least three journalists at the wedding because he’s gained popularity so fast. insisting all the photographers wait outside during the ceremony. refusing to do an interview until after the first dance and speeches. laughing when he notices that his little figurine on top of the cake is carrying a broomstick. thanking the fans for all the presents and cards and well wishes they sent in. 

signing autographs and taking pictures for people on their honeymoon. not noticing people spotting him whilst he’s on the beach with lily but letting the couple be because they’re so happy and in love.

returning home and beginning training for the new season.

asking remus to be his agent (“i don’t know what it consists of but you’ll be my agent-manager-bloke-thing”) because he doesn’t really know how to handle all the requests for press conferences and interviews he’s receiving. always making time for the marauders and ensuring that they meet up at least twice a month. giving them as many free tickets as they ask for. pretending to be irritated at sirius when he turns up at one game, supporting the opposite team. still being with remus on the full moon.

the marauders befriending the security guards who stop people before they enter the vip section to make sure they’re not just cray fans. being let in after only three matches without being with james. holding conversations with the two men and asking after their families (lily invites them over for dinner).

the marauders telling embarrassing - but not incriminating - stories about james and the journalists crowding round them when they talk about how james and lily met. sirius distracting james’ female fans when they start to annoy lily a bit too much. the three boy getting arrested when they run onto the pitch at an away game to heckle the ref because he fouled james even though he hadn’t done anything.

james always making sure that he’s playing completely fairly. if the ref fouls the wrong person he points it out (even if the foul would give the advantage to his team). stopping when he’s made a mistake because he’s a bit too caught up in the game and he definitely shouldn’t have done that. 

taking a bludger to the head and falling fifty feet off his broom in the second match of the new season. lily running onto the pitch and getting through all the healers to reach his side (“over my dead body am i leaving him”) and staying with him. waking up in hospital to find that his bed is surrounded by flowers and cards sent by fans and his teammates are there, all a bit miffed because his injury meant they lost but at least he didn’t die. finding that the nurses let lily sleep in the same bed as him because she was kicking up a fuss. being allowed to leave the hospital and walking outside to find a crowd of fans holding signs. 

having to miss three games because he wasn’t fit enough yet and turning up at all three to cheer for his teammates and his substitute. reaching the right fitness again and returning to play and receiving the largest welcoming cheer he’s ever had.

learning that lily’s pregnant and (“merlin’s saggy balls”) and only telling their closest friends. announcing publicly that she’s pregnant when she begins to show and having to give into the demand for an interview and photo shoot of the happy, pregnant couple.

taking paternity leave three weeks before lily’s due date and only returning to playing ten months later. sending a picture of him, lily and baby harry to the daily prophet to let his fans know the baby’s been born. sleeping in with lily and putting on a little bit more weight because suddenly there’s way more food in the house. fretting about having to lose it when he goes back to be playing but being distracted from his worrying when harry starts crying. 

attending a match when harry is seven months old and sitting with him in his lap, with an arm round lily and signing autographs and taking pictures and putting harry on his shoulders after the match when they go to the vip bit. introducing harry to all his teammates and grinning widely when they insist on taking a team picture with harry in the captain’s place.

returning to the game and waving at harry and lily in the stands. when harry can walk, walking onto the pitch with him toddling at his side, wearing a tiny jersey with 'potter’ on the back. sirius getting harry his own mini-broom for his birthday and the crowd cheering as one year old harry flies three feet off the ground around the pitch with james next to him on his own broom. 

being picked for the england team for the world cup and going with lily, the marauders and harry. winning the cup and flying to the stands where lily sits and snogging her. hugging sirius, peter and remus (almost falling off his broom). picking up harry and taking the victory lap around the stadium with the two year old sat in front of him. 

landing in the middle of the pitch and putting harry on his shoulders and laughing when lily sprints onto the pitch to snog him again. being interviewed with his wife holding his hand and his son in his arms and the world cheering behind. 

harry making headlines with his parents, not because of them.

trying to hide the showcase lily bought for all of his cups and medals and merchandise and memorabilia and jerseys from the marauders. failing miserably and never living it down. going to his friend’s and finding they’ve transfigured the merch flag that read 'potter for prime minister’ to say 'potter for penis master’ instead. 

being forced into wearing a shirt with the letter 'e’ on it and not realizing what he’s part of until his family stand on either side of him; lily with 'p’, harry with 'o’, sirius and peter with ’t’ and remus with 'r’ n their shirts. smiling slightly when a photographer sees them wearing the shirts that read 'potter’ and manages to snap a picture. 

making bets with lily and his teammates about whether harry will play quidditch or not and if so where will he play. keeping harry away from the press except at games and making sure he grows up normally with love and attention. 

playing quidditch in their back garden; lily and harry against james - and when the marauders come over - or lily, sirius and harry against james, peter and remus. never letting sirius or lily beating him but occasionally fumbling, so harry can catch the quaffle. 

realising harry makes a fantastic seeker and loves quidditch just as much as his parents. always making sure family time doesn’t coincide with quidditch time; trying to arrange things so extra training sessions don’t clash with parent evenings and never letting meetings with his physio stop date night from going ahead. 

taking harry shopping in diagon alley for his school stuff and at first being bombarded by fans but then telling them that if they’re in the leaky cauldron in two hours he’ll sign everything so he can shop with lily and harry. dropping harry off at platform 9 and 3/4s and noticing how the students all do a double take when they see him and the older girls blush and the older boys straighten their back and the younger kids all giggle and dare each other to go up to him. the parents telling their children in hushed voices not to treat harry any differently and to stop staring (and then staring themselves). learning in harry’s first letter back that people were also making eyes at lily (“that's your mum?”). 

finding lily wearing his quidditch jersey and knickers such a turn on. learning that seeing him sweaty in his quidditch uniform makes lily weak at the knees. both of them exploiting it to hell and back. making each other jealous on purpose; james letting a female fan kiss him on the cheek for a picture and lily getting giggly with the chudley canon’s chaser after a match. 

attending harry’s first quidditch match and cheering louder than anyone - except lily - and embarrassing his son by running onto the pitch at the end of the game to lift him up onto his shoulders like he used to. teasing harry about his crush on the holyhead harpies’ keeper. introducing them and sirius, peter and remus mockingly oohing and awwing when harry shows them the signed picture she gave him. 

refusing to switch teams even when he’s offered a better contract with the arrows because it’s about loyalty, not salary. being picked again for the world cup and england doesn’t win but it’s still amazing. 

finally retiring when he’s forty two and spending even more time with his family and friends.

becoming the head quidditch reporter for the daily prophet and still getting to attend all the matches. being invited to just as many events and conferences. still being stopped in the street for his autograph. 

helping harry in the summer holidays by practicing with him and being only slightly disappointed when harry tells his dad he wants to be an auror rather than a quidditch player. being delighted when he learns that harry’s girlfriend has plans to become a quidditch player (being even more delighted when harry's wife becomes a chaser for the holyhead harpies).

never having to fight in a war and having a long, happy life with lily and harry and sirius and remus and peter and living.


Top 5 for Gray Card!

Thank you @gray-card for this great idea :)

Unlike last year, I decided to show the pictures I liked the most, with no consideration for the number of notes (even though there might be my most noticed pictures among these)

  1. Pyrénées, France: Great time, great friends, great view. I couldn’t have been happier
  2. Drop: It took me ages to have this exact picture, and I can’t say I’m not proud of it.
  3. The Mist: When you’re outside in the middle of the night with your best friend, sometimes great things happen!
  4. Deep Blue: This one was a mistake, but it ended well, I think
  5. The Dark Tower: I love this place, and at night, it’s quite impressive!

Reelfoot Lake 23 HDR – Reelfoot Lake State Park, Hornbeck, Tennessee, November 4, 2015

Whatever you are doing,

do that thing

with mindful presence.

Engage in the conscious practice

of mindful presence

in each situation as it arises.

Each thing you do has its own pace and rhythm.

Needs its own time.

The worst thing is to not have the time

to allow what you are doing

to unfold according to its own pace and rhythm.

You cannot hurry water to the boiling point.

Pressing for time,

pushing, hurrying, forcing,

destroys the practice of allowing things to happen

as they need to happen,

and introduces an inorganic and artificial element

into what needs to be an authentic and organic

flow of life from one moment to the next.

We cannot live from the top down,

and the outside in.

We live from the bottom up,

and the inside out.

I cannot dictate to the scene.

I receive the scene.

I take what the scene has to offer,

and thank the scene with grateful appreciation.

I try to live like I take pictures.

When I force things to happen, or to happen not,

I create a disruption in the flow,

and fail to be mindfully present with what needs to happen:

allowing the situation to unfold

with a life of its own.

Pokemon Movie rights land at Legendary Pictures

After the new augmented reality game Pokemon Go became a sensation, the studio sealed a deal for film rights with the Japanese-based The Pokemon Co.

On the heels of Pokemon Go fever, Legendary has closed a deal for the film rights for the iconic Japanese property.

Legendary and The Pokemon Co. on Wednesday announced that they will launch the first Pokemon live-action film franchise based on Detective Pikachu, a new character in the Pokemon universe.

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