uncommon thinking

I alternate between drawing the Batter with hair and without as the picture demands and I was talking to my sister about it once and she’s pretty sure he’s bald and while that makes sense I still picture what he’d look like if you removed his hat then and I’m just like

Put it back.

anonymous asked:

for the tropes! maybe a matchmaker au?

[put a fanfic trope in my inbox and I’ll describe the fic I’d write!]


Shitty knows a lot and he knows he knows it. So when the illustrious Jack Zimmermann comes into his “relationship clinic,” Shitty has a thousand pieces of advice for him. First of all, Jack should learn to enjoy himself a little. Nobody wants to date a boy who’s not into having fun. Loosen up. And learn how to make conversation. And maybe learn to flatter a little. Shitty will fix him up with a nice girl, but Shitty’s going to recommend his favorite dating coach, Eric Bittle, to give Jack some lessons on how to treat a lady.

Eric Bittle has a thousand words of advice for Jack as well. They do a mock date, and Eric says things like “Okay, Jack, right now I’m eyeing my phone about to send a text to my best friend telling her to rescue me.” “Jack, I’m stifling a yawn and starting to look at the cute guy in the booth behind us.” “Mr. Zimmermann, that is the sort of thing that would make some girls walk out.”

Jack’s frustrated. Shitty fixes him up with a girl named Samantha, and Jack finds that Eric’s admonishments were scarily accurate. They break down the date later. Eric assures him that he’s not a hopeless case, that he gave it a good honest try, and that’s more than a lot of guys will even give.

Next lesson with Eric. Technique. Literally, how to eat and drink. How to dance. Eric’s as small as some girls, so he gives Jack a dance lesson. Jack’s never enjoyed dancing before, but holding Eric by the waist and guiding him around the dance floor is fun. Fun, due in no small part to the sparkle in Eric’s eyes.

Shitty matches him up with a girl named Camilla. This one goes a lot better. They talk sports, which is great, and Jack pretty much succeeds at the whole technique thing. But the thing is, Jack’s not feeling it. It’s one thing to perform well, but it’s another to have it feel like a performance. He doesn’t have the same rapport with Camilla as he does with Eric. It doesnt feel right.

Shitty frowns at this. “Brah, can I ask you a question?” he says to Jack. “Are you into men?”

Jack shakes his head fiercely. “It has to be a woman,” he says. “It has to. I’m in the NHL.”

Shitty looks at him for a long moment, opens his mouth to speak, and then sighs. “All right,” he says. “You’re the client.”

Third lesson with Eric devolves into a conversation on expectations and feelings. “How will I know when it’s the right person?” Jack asks.

“Oh, honey. You’ll know,” Eric says. “She’ll be easy to talk to. You’ll want to spend more time with her. You won’t want the night to end.”

Jack doesn’t know about that, but he does know that he doesn’t want this lesson to end. Ever.

Jack returns to Shitty and tells him he needs a girl who’s easy to talk to. Shitty frowns and says, “Okay, all right. I don’t usually do this, but I’m gonna set you up with a close personal friend of mine. Larissa’s low-key, she’s smart, she’s interesting… she might be perfect for you. Sound good?”

She does sound good, and Jack’s actually finding he’s somewhat excited for this date. And Larissa is easy to talk to. Better yet, she’s easy to not talk to… the pauses in their conversation are not awkward. Jack definitely feels a connection with her. If there’s a hitch in this date, it’s that Larissa seems to talk about Shitty a little too much.

But when the end of the night comes, and they’re at Larissa’s door – Jack doesn’t want to kiss her. He wants her number, but he wants it so he can text her. Maybe hang out once in a while. But not date. Not kiss, not hold hands with.

Larissa frowns at him. “You’re thinking of someone else,” she says flatly.

And she’s absolutely right.

Jack makes an appointment for a lesson with Eric, and the minute they’re together again, Jack tells him. “I want you,” he says. “I want to date you. No one else.”

Eric’s hesitant, but his eyes are shining. “Oh, Jack, honey,” he says. “That’s not uncommon, for people to think they’ve fallen for their dating coach. It’s an illusion. Because we connected during lessons, it doesn’t mean we really–”

“We really,” Jack says. “I really.”

Eric stares, lost for words. Jack fills in the blanks. “I want to go on dates with you,” he says. “I want to hold hands with you, I want to dance just like we were dancing before. I want to talk to you all night long. I want to wake up next to you. You’re who I was thinking of when I was on those dates. I’m not making this up. It’s for real. You said I’d know…. and I know.”

And now there are tears in Eric’s eyes. “Are… are you sure?”

Jack nods emphatically.

“I– I told myself I was just imagining it,” Eric mumbles. “I told myself, now look here, Eric Richard Bittle, he’s just another client. Another one of the hot messes Shitty works with. Just because he’s doing well at the lessons doesn’t mean–”

Jack shuts him up with a kiss.

Afterward, as they hold each other, Jack says, “You know, Shitty’s a really good matchmaker.”

Eric laughs. “You think?”

“Absolutely.” Jack gives him a grin. “I fell for the very first person he recommended.”

Pink Diamond was born on Earth!

Why else is there a huge hole in Russia??

And why is Pink Diamond seen bursting out of the ground?

It’s not uncommon for us to think Pink Diamond was the “youngest” of the Diamonds, but… what if we’re right, and she was. Where was she born?
I offer up this idea: Pink Diamond was born on Earth, with the intent of starting a colony on Earth once she was ‘of age’ to do so. This is why the Moon Base is White, because Pink Diamond was still learning how to lead.

I hear Pink diamond is thought to be a military commander, and I don’t necessarily disagree with that idea. It could be what happened was: Homeworld tried to grow their influence and power and made Pink Diamond in an effort to achieve that. Pink Diamond started making Quartzes, and instead of being unquestionably loyal warriors, they ended up with gems that were too independent for their own good, ultimately leading to the Gem War.

Due to this “You’ll have to excuse them, they’re from Earth” mentality, and the idea that Pink’s zoo is seen as a sort of “weird fascination”; I think this points to Earth being Pink’s birthplace.

Also, another idea why Earth is Pink’s birthplace, note the Murals:

Every diamond is gazing at a planet. What if these planets are where the Diamonds were made?

I may be wrong, but it’s interesting isn’t it?

In the Rough

part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 (you are here), part 6, based on @skygemspeaks’s prompt

Previously: As soon as Yuuri has settled into his role as Prince Victor’s personal bodyguard, his childhood friend Prince Phichit appears. Yuuri fears for his secret, as there is no doubt that his friend will be more than surprised to find Yuuri here, in the palace of the Nikiforovs.

Yuuri’s blood runs cold when he hears the crier announce the incoming royal.

“Presenting His Royal Highness, Crown Prince of the Southeast, Phichit Chulalont!”

Of all the royals that could possibly be visiting during Yuuri’s tenure here, the only one that could possibly be worse than Phichit would be Mari. He and Prince Phichit (affectionately dubbed Phichan by a three year old Yuuri) have been friends since Phichit was born, and there’s no one in the world that knows Yuuri better. They played together as children, and rode together during their many visits to each other’s respective kingdoms. They even lived together for a time, when they took a few years to travel for their schooling. In fact, it’s not uncommon (or wasn’t uncommon, Yuuri guiltily thinks) for the two of them to sleep in the same bed; they’ve been doing it since they were children. At one point Yuuri’s parents had even wondered whether the two of them should be betrothed, but they both vehemently refused. They were much better off as friends, they knew. Besides, Phichit is in love with one of his guards, which Yuuri mercilessly teases (teased) him about regularly.

Yuuri has no doubt that Phichit has been made aware of his disappearance, but he also remembers writing the boy several letters when Mari first started to pull away. He can only hope that when– not if –Phichit recognizes him, that he manages to put the two together before he exposes Yuuri.

Luckily, Victor is still not here (though he will be soon) and the Tzar is overseeing Prince Yuri’s lessons after one too many ditching attempts. For once, Yuuri is alone in the throne room.

By the time Phichit and his entourage (Seung-Gil, Leo, and Guang-Hong, all of whom Yuuri knows well) arrive in a throne room, Yuuri is kneeling, as is proper. He’s sweating from nerves, and it’s all he can do to keep his voice from shaking when he speaks in Phichit’s native language, accent near perfect from years of practice.

“I formally apologize for making you wait. His Highness will be here soon, so please, make yourself comfortable.”

He hears Phichit’s sharp intake of breath and knows he’s been found out. “On your feet, soldier. Let me see your face.”

Slowly, so slowly, Yuuri rises to face him. He can hear footsteps coming from a direction of Victor’s bedchambers, and meets Phichit’s eyes desperately. In the few seconds that it takes for Victor and Otabek to reach a throne room, the two of them reach a silent agreement, a complex conversation that’s only possible because of how well they know each other.

A wide-eyed, desperate look. I’ll explain everything, I promise.

A look of disbelief. Yuuri, is it really you?

Lowered eyes for just a second. Later. I’ll tell you everything, just please play along.

The barest hint of tears. I missed you.

Bowed head. …I missed you too, Phichan.

A hand on the shoulder. You’ll explain later?

A tiny nod. I swear.

A light squeeze on the shoulder before pulling away. Okay.

The other three pairs of eyes widen in recognition as well, but they stay silent. If their prince isn’t going to say anything, Yuuri is sure that they won’t either; those men are nothing if not loyal.

“Yuuri,” Victor whines, jumping on his back with his entire bodyweight. “I missed you!”

Yuuri can’t help but glance over at Phichit self-consciously. The boy looks amused, eyebrow raised and arms crossed. Yuuri can read him like a book, but he can’t afford to react any differently from how he normally would, or Otabek may suspect something.

He pries Victor off gently but firmly. “Victor, you’re being extremely rude. Besides, it’s been less than an hour since I saw you last.”

“An hour too long,” Victor says, kissing Yuuri’s hand dramatically. Yuuri privately agrees with him, but that’s an issue for another time, especially since Victor is just teasing. “Though I suppose you’re right. I apologize, Your Highness. Welcome back to our palace. I assume that your trip went without issue?”

“Of course.” Phichit says with a mischievous smile, glancing at Yuuri for a fraction of a second. “I’m more than glad to be back, especially now that I’m finally here. I see you’ve inducted a new member of your staff.”

Victor’s grin is blinding, and Yuuri doesn’t know how to process it. He’s noticed that Victor carries himself like a man who has known loneliness; it seems as though he’s attached to Yuuri in the same way that a child would attach itself to a blanket. “Isn’t he great? So polite and well behaved. I’m proud to call him my personal bodyguard.”

“May I ask his name?” Phichit’s eyes sparkle with concealed mirth that Yuuri is sure only he can see.

“Of course!” Victor claps his hands once in excitement; he always does seem to enjoy showing Yuuri off. “His name is Yuuri Nishigori, of Yutopia. He saved my life in the forest, so I decided to bring him here and give him a job as a reward.”

Guang-Hong laughs when he hears Yuuri’s “name,” but manages to cover it up as a cough. “Excuse me.”

Yuuri gives him a severe look. Don’t forget I know about your affair with Leo. Not, of course, that Phichit would care, but it’s nice to have some blackmail material on his friends once in a while.

“Excuse my guard, he’s laughing at my antics. I must admit to some deception, Prince Victor,” Phichit says with a small grin.

Victor raises and eyebrow in that way that Yuuri has noticed means that he’s mildly amused. “Oh?”

Phichit nods. “You see, Yuuri and I have already met.”

Oh no, Phichit please no. Yuuri’s grip on the hilt of his sword anxiously.

“It’s a story quite similar to yours, actually.” Phichit smiles at Yuuri. I’ve got this. “I was travelling the continent for school a few years ago, and I wandered from the caravan of boredom. I found a view I particularly liked and wandered too close to the edge of a cliff. Your guard saved my life.”

Yuuri remembers that day, actually. Phichit had scared the life out of him, wandering off like that.

“Phichan, why would you go so close to the edge? You could have died!” Yuuri could feel his heartbeat in his throat. “If I’d lost you…”

Phichit was shaking, his usual grin far from his face. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”

“In fact, we became friends soon after.” Well, that’s a bold-faced lie, but Yuuri can’t expect anything different if he wants to keep his secret safe.

Victor looks at Yuuri with wide eyes. “Wow! My Yuuri is so amazing, why didn’t you tell me that you knew another royal?”

I know several, actually. Phichit just happens to be the one that’s here. “It, uh, it never came up, I suppose.”

“You were named for the missing prince, right Yuuri?” Phichit cuts in.

When Yuuri nods, Victor looks confused. “What do you mean, missing prince?”

“Ah, I forget how cut off this country is from its neighbors,” Phichit says, looking apologetic and slightly sad. The sadness, Yuuri can tell, is entirely real. He feels a sharp twinge of guilt about causing it. “Yutopia’s prince, Yuuri Katsuki, went missing several months past. He’s a very dear friend of mine.”

There’s a short period of silence, where Yuuri is sure that Victor is trying to find the appropriate words to respond to a revelation like this.

“Victor, if I may make a suggestion,” Otabek says, startling them all. “Pardon my intrusion into your conversation, but perhaps, for the duration of the prince’s stay, Nishigori should stay with his company. It may make the prince more comfortable, and I am willing to take over for him for and few days.”

Yuuri blinks. Otabek has just opened a way for him to spend time with Phichit and explain himself, without even knowing what he was doing.

He’s sure that Victor is about to protest, but there’s a distinct moment when any protests die. The look of absolute gratitude on Phichit’s face could melt a heart of stone.

“I… I suppose… that would be fine,” Victor manages. His hesitation confuses Yuuri, but the confusion is overpowered by something else.

He only vaguely notices the glances Victor keeps sneaking at him for the rest of the night, and he doesn’t think about what they mean. He’s going to miss spending time with Victor one on one, but it’s only for a few days. Besides, Phichit is going to be spending a lot of time in a presence of the royal family anyway, so things won’t be so different.

As soon as the two of them close the door to Phichit’s bedchamber later that night, Yuuri finds himself being tackled on all sides by four overexcited men. Leo, Guang-Hong, and Seung-Gil look skeptical when Yuuri explains his reasons for vanishing, but Phichit– Phichan, who knows how Yuuri’s mind works, who knows everything about him –nods and understands. He swears to keep the secret, as long as Yuuri promises in turn to be home in time for his sister’s coronation.

It’s enough, for now.

USMNT captain denounces Trump and the Muslim ban

Pidge-related ramble in tags

anonymous asked:

Isnt dick only 1/4th romani tho? And only in come of the comics? I dont think it'd be a crime if he were played by a white guy since that what he is in tons of the comics. Still think jared padeleiki isnt right tho

Canonically he identifies as Romani. Honestly, I recognize that the ideal of a Romani actor might not be reality even if I want it. I’d love for them to find someone with a gymnastics or martial arts background who hasn’t become a big name already to portray him.

EDIT to add:

Also, the presence of POC/people of specific ethnicity as leading roles in action/superhero films is so uncommon, I think it’s a mistake to overlook the potential here on a technicality. Sure, it’d be EASIER to just cast a random guy and not pay attention to this. But to say “I don’t know of any Romani actors who could handle this role” is possibly a sign that we just don’t know them yet. I think if they look/put out casting calls, they could find someone with the physical ability and look to handle the part even if he’s an unknown name.

And the thing about Nightwing as a film is that they don’t need a name from the stable of traditional geekdom actors. A big name helps if your project is brand new/original, but the name Nightwing will probably sell this film, period, and they can afford to take a risk on someone. I’m not advocating giving the role over to someone solely on the basis of their ethnicity, but I’m sure if they searched they could find someone with the background AND the skills who is just waiting for a chance. 

anonymous asked:

can u do a libra slytherin?? I never see stuff for my zodiac in the house (I guess it's not a common one to be in it??? but idk)

I don’t necessarily think that Libra’s in Slytherin are uncommon. I think there might be less of them than some of the other signs. I feel that Libra’s are more suited to Ravenclaw or possibly Hufflepuff than Slytherin. 

  • These Slytherins have a much stronger sense of justice and fairness than the rest, they are also natural diplomats
  • But this doesn’t mean they can’t be sneaky and manipulative.
  • Libra’s are naturally manipulative and add that to the fact that they are discreet and naturally easy to talk to and you have a killer combo on your hands,
  • These Slytherins are generally:
    • Sauve,
    • Polished and poised,
    • Well read,
    • “Well bred” they are brought up to be quite knowledgeable, incredibly polite and gentlemanly/ladylike
  • They are ruled by a rational, logical mind with plenty of charm and intelligence,
  • These Slytherin’s are highly indecisive and tend to have conformist tendencies, 
  • They have fantastic taste and are generally really attractive

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anonymous asked:

Can I as 17 for Jr??? If possible? O.O

Originally posted by the-princejinyoung

“Quit it, or I’ll bite.” // 017 out of 050
Park Jinyoung (GOT7) - shapeshifter!au

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skyvar  asked:

"Aren't you worried tha' someone could kill you in yer sleep?"

       nonsense.    there is not a single arrancar in hueco mundo that is capable of neither posing a threat to me nor to dare having such bold aspirations.  besides,  before the door opened,  i would already be awake.      

anonymous asked:

Why did you say Kihyun was a snake? What did he do?

kihyun just likes to tease his members, like teasing wonho about his lisp (even though kihyun has one too lol)

or getting really close to calling out “fans” on broadcast who try to call them “monster x” (i think that was on asc but i cant remember which episode)

i’ve just noticed that through watching v lives/no exit/and stuff, but thats just my personal opinion. i could be wrong for all i know.

oncomingstormandestroyerofworlds  asked:

I'm a fifteen yr old girl and I'm really confused about my sexual orientation. Some days i feel attracted to girls, some days boys, some days both and some days no-one. Is there any way to tell what my orientation is?

Hey, good question. Having a fluid sexuality is not as uncommon as you’d think. There’s actually some scientific research behind it. Especially considering the fact you’re 15, and may not have it all figured out yet, and maybe you never will. As far as labels, you don’t exactly need one. Some people just identify as queer. If you want to call yourself bisexual or pansexual or whatever, then that’s perfectly fine. It doesn’t define who you are. All in all, my advice to you would be to just roll with whatever comes your way in the future, and maybe one day you’ll decide that you’re this or that, and maybe not. But it’s not a big deal.

we're all in our private traps - cookiethewriter - World Wrestling Entertainment [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 3/?
Fandom: World Wrestling Entertainment
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dean Ambrose | Jon Moxley/Roman Reigns
Characters: Dean Ambrose | Jon Moxley, Roman Reigns, Lisa Anoa'i, Sika Anoa'i, Shane McMahon, Sami Callihan | Solomon Crowe - briefly
Additional Tags: other characters to be added later, Other tags to be added later, ambreigns - Freeform

dean ambrose is a kid who’s running out of options. roman reigns is a kid who’s got too many options. put ‘em together, and well, it’s a funny story… [the foster kid!au]

got some dean and lisa interaction. nothing huge yet, but there’s still setting up to do. 

Of Worrying (Lee Joon Gi Scenario)

Genre: romance, fluff

Word count: 1 137

Warning:  none

Summary: He has a job which requires you to worry a lot…

It was quite early when you got home, worn out but still excited for your upcoming, indoors “date night”. You were determined not to burn anything and prepare your fiance – yeah, right, you completely forgot that he had asked for your hand and were now all giddy all over again as if he hadn’t been your boyfriend for almost three years before proposing to you. Anyway, you were determined to make everything from the scratch, so you kicked off your shoes and let the bags on the floor, except for the smallest one which went straight to the bedroom for the special part of the night.

Your favourite artist was screaming on the background as you chopped the onion and the other veggies. You didn’t even realize when you emptied two glasses of red wine while waiting for the oven to preheat for the steak you were supposed to put in. But you were a bit tipsy when you placed the casserole in and turned the timer.

“I’m home!” His voice startled you, making you scratch your finger with the knife, making it bleed all over the mushroom you were cutting.

“Bloody hell,” you hissed when hot water hit your skin. “In here,” you called without turning around to see him enter the kitchen. “How come you’re home so early? I thought you weren’t going to come back till after ten.”

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1. Your cells replace themselves over a period of seven years, and you are full of new beginnings all the time - but if you need a little bit of help, moisturiser with Vitamin E in it makes the top layer of your skin peel off.

2. It’s fine if you hate baths. Some people just do - it doesn’t mean you can’t relax. You aren’t losing out on anything.

3. Look for the unconventional in people. Cute ankles and a penchant for post-rock aren’t as uncommon as you think. Wild eyes and a necklace they wear everywhere. A passport full of stamps or being really, really good at video games from the nineties.

4. Plants are easier to take care of than pets. Succulents can be left alone over the holidays - and they also look friendly and are tiny. You can even grow them in coffee mugs. Sometimes if you take a cutting and forget about it for a few weeks it’ll just grow. You can make things.

5. Only carry what you know you can lift. It’ll be easier to run when you have to, and when you want to. Don’t forget to pack a lunch. Be pragmatic.

6. Cut the crap. Go from 1500 Facebook friends to 20. Only talk to people who are good for you, and try to cut down on spending time with the ones you can’t get rid of that are bad for you - your boss, your mom. You don’t owe anyone anything.

7. Drink lots of water. If you’ve been dehydrated a while, it’ll just run straight through you like it would through a box of marbles, so start by drinking a lot of linseed tea for a couple of days, then move around to water.

8. Part of you stays wherever you go. Visit again and build it up - spread yourself thin, then thicker and thicker. Leave your toothbrush in hotel rooms - forget a scarf in your friend’s living room. They might live a hundred miles away, but it’s an excuse to go back and say hi.

9. You are allowed to take up space - you can take two armrests on the train, you can sprawl across the couch. You can wear a blazer with huge shoulderpads and a ballroom skirt that clears a meter of space all the way around you.

10. It’s okay to be scared - and it’s okay not to be strong all the time. Sometimes you need your mom and you need to watch your tears drip off your nose into your peppermint hot chocolate, and you don’t always have to be rock solid. Keeping up appearances is overrated.

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anonymous asked:

I just wanna say thank you for that post on wlw ships and internalized homophobia because I'm a wlw but I've been the same way as the post? And I was feeling kinda guilty about it... anyways I just wanted to say thanks because you out something that I've though if for a while into words and it's nice to see that so many other ppl feel the same way

!!! i’ve gotten more than one person telling me this. i don’t think it’s uncommon in wlw, i think it’s that no one has really wanted to talk about it that i’ve seen. i’m glad i could help

anonymous asked:

I have the weirdest idea for a Grimm but if it works it works. Ok so you know how in fantasy books people always deal with magical races and stuff. Well imagine if remnant mythology they also had stories of fairies and elves and dwarves, but they are all based around Grimm... so like darn edgy fairies flying out of the ooze or am elven Grimm sticking arrows to people and turning them into Grimm.

Well we’ve definitely got things like trolls and dragons covered. As for things like fairies, it’s not as uncommon as you might think. The Fair Folk was a name used because even though people hated them they feared offending them more. So while we might not look the part, we have inspired a number of similar mythologies. 8/10 for an interesting but vague premise, and I think this is the one Klein the butler made.

I still haven’t seen an mpreg fanfic where a guy tests himself with a pregnancy test and after seeing the + thinks he has testicular cancer or something other then immediately thinking he’s definitely pregnant