wanted to grow up to be her

There was a lizard with an absurdly round head in my room. I had to get him out before the larger animals found him but every time I tried to pick him up, he threw his head back and growled like a dog.  When I could finally pick him up, he would shiver in my arms.  I took him outside and asked my mom where I should put him and she told me to leave him where the lily pads grew.  I said “You…want me to throw him in the pool?” and she rolled her eyes and said “Very funny.  You know where the lily pads are.”

So, I take him to the lilypads which were growing out of the ground at the base of the pool and set the lizard down.  His right eye kept falling out and regenerating really quickly.  There were about five little lizard eyeballs on the ground before I told him to keep his eye sockets closed until the tissues holding his eye in his skull could regenerate too, to hold his eye in place again.

anonymous asked:

hc that Alex is an amazing cook because when her and Kara were growing up in Midvale, after Jerimiah got kidnapped and Eliza had to start working harder and longer to pay the bills and try to take care of a teenage daughter and a superpowered child, Alex would cook for Kara so satisfy her appitite until Eliza got home and eventually she got so good at it that Kara didn't want to eat anything else. (Also Maggie dies the first time Alex cooks for her.)

Originally posted by listofreactions

anonymous asked:

Besides the age Gap, why don't people like cresswell?

Cress being so young is a huge issue to me because I’m 20 and the idea of dating a 16-year-old is horrifying to me. But she’s not just so young, she also didn’t interact with anyone for most of her life, especially her formative teen years. This is a kid who needs to be going to school, living with people who want to take care of her, not running around the world with a man that’s too old for her. In a few years? Maybe they’d be cute. But Cress needs the chance to grow on her own, interact with other people, go to school and grow up. 


Disney BATB is not about” taming the beast” to me.

It’s about not taking someone’s bullshit when you did absolutely shit to them by try to be nice in a situation you didn’t want to be in and they realized what an asshole they are. They realized it’s better for them and everyone around them to act like they got some sense since being an asshole is what got them in the predicament they are in the first place. Like it’s finally time to grow up and show that person that you was an asshole too who you really are in the inside. 

It’s not about taming someone for them to your needs. I hate that shit. 

Like in Pride and Prejudice.

I don’t consider what Elizabeth did was her “taming” Dracy. I call what she did not taking up with his bullshit with him insulting her, her family and messing with her sister happiness. He realized “ Oh shit. She doesn’t like me cause I’m ass to her. I need to make amend and let her know why.” which he did. 

It’s about these ladies not taking these guys bullshit and be treated any kind of way. They demanded respect and they freaking got it. 

The Sweetest Thing I Know

Fandom: Legends of Tomorrow
Pairing: Sara Lance/Leonard Snart
Rating: K
Summary: Sara has a nightmare and goes to Leonard because she doesn’t want to be alone.

Read on ao3 or on ff.net

They’ve been playing this dance for far too long.

Bickering all the time, their flirting having become so bad that even the most ignorant members of the team have picked up on it. Yes, even Stein.

But when faced with their feelings for one another, they both run.

Neither of them have talked about any of the things that have happened between them.

The flirting, growing closer before the Oculus.

Me and you.

The Oculus.

The kiss.

The after the Oculus.

Him being corrupted by the Legion.

Him hurting her.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Hi so a few months ago I came out to my mom and she told me she was fine with it. I started dating this girl and I told her, and suddenly she's not okay with it anymore, so in order to keep seeing my gf I have to lie and say we're just friends. But sneaking around all the time is really putting a toll on our relationship but neither one of us wants to break up. I don't want my mom to keep me from seeing her... But I don't want to lie anymore. What should I do?

Hello! It is time to say “Mom, she is my girlfriend and I will not leave her” and accept that you cannot force her to be fine with it. Grow up and stop needing your mother’s approval.

meme-regime  asked:

I feel like the reason they didnt do a lot with Julia is because Travis wrote her story not Griffin. And Griffin said he didnt want to mess with that too much. Im not saying there weren't ways around that but maybe its an explanation? Like it wasnt a deliberate exclusion maybe Griffin just didnt feel like he had the right to use Julia? Idk i just feel like theres more too it than her being man pain and thats why she hasnt come back

true but also Justin wrote Taako’s backstory to be about growing up alone and learning to fend for oneself and building who you are as a lone pillar with no supports. and then gave him a twin sister. and Magnus is from space also.

like i see where you’re coming from but clearly putting ur hand in ur PCs backstories and just stirring them all up was not out of the question

anonymous asked:

Lauren may be private but she still has the right to release photos with her ex and with her ass out if she wants to. Camila felt sexualized but still has the right to sing sensual songs and do sensual photoshoots if she feels comfortable doing so. CAN THIS FANDOM PLEASE GROW TF UP???


No, mum, you don’t understand!” She screamed, a mixture of anger and sadness washing over her.
“I tried to be happy, and I tried to be the perfect child you had always wanted, but it’s easier said than done!”
She lifted her hands up to her head, digging her nails into her scalp.
“I’ve lost control! I can’t control this anymore! You tell me I can come to you about anything, mum, but when I finally do, when I finally build up the courage, you laugh at me and tell me to grow up. You tell me I’m overreacting, I’m being over dramatic. But you never once looked through my eyes, or walked in my shoes. You don’t understand, you never will, mum!”
Her arms fell down to her side, her shaking hands clenching into fists.
“You are my parent. Parents are meant to be loving to their children. Parents are meant to care. Parents are meant to be the one person their child can always go to,” she began, eyes welling with tears.
“But you did none of that. You didn’t help me when I needed help, but now it’s too late. It’s too late to save me now. So look at me,” she laughed, shaking her head.
“Look at your perfect daughter.
—  (f.w) excerpt from a book ill never write

I was thinking about how there are probably homeless wizarding kids in the Harry Potter universe. Muggleborns specifically. Their parents don’t react positively to a magical child. They don’t see a gift or a miracle. They see the devil. So they throw their kids out. I picture a ministry group in charge of taking in and caring for homeless magic children. They just when they get the message a kid has magic but no address they send people out to find them. They get taken in my the ministry or adopted by wizarding parents who want to adopt a magic child.

Specifically I would like you all to picture Luna Lovegood taking in rowdy formerly homeless magic 10 year olds, getting them ready for Hogwarts, and sending them letters on the time. They call her mom. They live with her durinng the summer. She is known for her generosity and gentleness. Picture little gryffindors wanting to hear all about how she knows Harry Potter, little ravenclaws discussing riddles with her, little hufflepuffs saying they want to grow up to take in kids just like she did, and little slytherins getting her help on their work so that they can be the very best. Picture please Luna Lovegood being Mama Bear for like 14 formerly homeless magic children.

Domestic Garden Witch: When Eggshells Grow

So maybe you’re a college witch with limited space and money, limited to the one window in your dorm. Or, maybe you’re a witch without extensive backyard space who wants to start up a magical garden. Perhaps you’re a kitchen witch who wants the freshest herbs right at her fingertips.

For many witches, having a garden seems to be a bit of a no-brainer. After all, plants and magic go hand-in-hand. Plus, when thinking of a witch, it’s hard not to think of a cottage in the woods with a little vegetable garden out front. Unfortunately for the majority of us, our cottage in the woods is a tiny flat, and our garden out front is a windowsill with limited space.

This is when it comes time to embrace your craftiness and bring your garden indoors! Not only does it place your garden in a convenient location, it also allows you to freshen the air, recycle what would otherwise harm the earth, and embrace your witchy green thumb!

Eggshells for the Garden Witch

The kitchen witch has eggshells piling up on the counter, dried and ready to be ground up for use in protection powders. The garden witch looks at these shells and thinks, “Oh! Fertilizer!”

But if you’re limited in space and have to keep your garden limited to your windowsill, you may find yourself looking at those eggshells and saying “Oh! New pottery!” Not only is creating an eggshell planter a very green practice, but it’s also creative and makes transplanting much easier if you end up having a larger garden later on!

The Container…

Simple enough, you just need mostly intact eggshells. In the picture above, the eggshells are kept in the carton, but I’ve seen eggshells set up decoratively, such as with this picture:

The core of this post is clearly the eggshells, but you can arrange them in whatever way saves space or is aesthetically pleasing!

Carefully fill the emptied eggshell with potting soil. Make an indent in the soil with your finger, and carefully add your seedling before adding a final layer of soil and watering. If you plan on keeping the plants in the eggshells instead of transplanting, you could also carefully poke holes in the bottom of the eggshells so that your plants don’t get over-watered.

How Can I Witch This?

Eggshells alone are extremely protective, and providing your plants with that energy is beneficial. Around Ostara, use died eggshells! Not only will the shells have protective energy, but you’ll be able to use color correspondences and whatever symbols you used for the rite.

Draw symbols or runes of growth, protection, and strength on the shells in order to encourage your plant’s growth!

Bonus points is if you grow protective herbs in the eggshells!

May your harvests always be fruitful!
Blessed Be! )O(


endless list of favorite characters + Haley James Scott

“ I’m usually one of those people who likes the first day of school. You know, new pens, new books, new backpack. A nerd. Exactly! “


I’m posting this at 12am so nobody sees it

This AU got so dark so fast. 

Kwami swap with Papillon!Adrien (Greyling) and Chat!Hawkmoth (Tuxedo Cat). 

By some misfortune of the universe, Gabe ends up with the Cat Noir miraculous in the first place and Ladybug, dispensed as the yin to his yang, is tasked with getting it back. Naturally, he wants her miraculous too and wreaks havoc all across paris to lure her out. He is ruthless with cataclysm. Ladybug has to grow up a lot quicker to handle a guy with the power of destruction trying to kill her, so Mari ends up being a lot more serious but very in control of her double life.

Master Fu recognizes that she’s in over her head when one day Tuxedo Cat comes out to raise hell and Adrien, a civilian currently sneaking out to go to school, has to step in and help. Fu sees his potential and gives Nooroo to him. Gabe being Tux is like “Shit I put my son in danger” and puts Adrien on basically full throttle house arrest. No matter! The butterfly brooch holder is a distance fighter anyhow.  

Greyling is born. Kid, you are not subtle with your names. Anyway, the akumas now sort of work in reverse: whenever Tux attacks, Greyling asks civilians for their help sending him back to lick his wounds/better yet, get his miraculous.

And the important stuff: the love square. Ladybug, though grateful for the thought, is not a fan of Adrien risking his life to help her that first time, but after that doesn’t have much contact with him. Marinette and Adrien don’t interact much either to begin with. Adrien still obviously loves Ladybug (so selfless, brave, and kind). The mutually reciprocated ship is Greydybug: Ladybug slowly begins to fall in love with whoever keeps sending help to her when Tux attacks though she knows very little about him. Unfortunately, in this au, a reveal is a death sentence, frustrating any attempts at them actually getting together. 

Adrien has a lot less of a facade in this au since his dad is even more distant. He sometimes acts out in non-malicious ways to try to get attention and ends up anonymously forging a camaraderie with Mari. Since he’s more in tune with his emotions, Greyling sometimes accidentally ends up possessing his heroes in his desperate desire to help ladybug (which we see about to happen here). He’s good at it but is constantly horrified when his transformation drops and he realizes who he is again.

Anyway I fully support Papillon!Adrien and yall should too.

growing up working poor, it’s probably really hard for Percy to ever ask for things he needs. Like even when Sally is doing well, she probably always has to prompt him when she notices his clothes are a little snug and his sneakers have crossed the line of being fashionably beaten up. Even then it takes a lot for him to be okay with her just buying him new things. And as he gets older, it’s still hard for him to let himself buy things even when he knows he needs them or even just wants them. The luxury of being able to just afford a shirt that he saw and liked never fully sinks in for him. 

Give Me Polyamorous Power Couple Hamliza Or Give Me Death

~Eliza growing up having constant crushes on both men and women and trying to articulate what she wanted to Angelica but never being able to explain it the way she wanted

~When she’s in a relationship: “I want her” “But you’re dating Peter” “I want him too” “But you have to choose” “Why do I have to choose?” When she’s not in a relationship: “Ooh, Liza’s got a crush! Spill it!” “Well, there’s Arthur and his girlfriend, and Sally and her girlfriend, and Jason, and Mary…” “Whoa whoa whoa, slow down, how many crushes can you have?” “Shush, I’m not done”

~When she meets Alexander and quickly falls into her most serious relationship ever she expects the multiple crush thing to stop (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t)

~Eliza feels like a horrible girlfriend because she’s so happy with Alex but then Susan from work will start up a conversation with her in the break room and she’s instantly all heart eyes

~Tearfully she admits it to Alex one night and he’s thrilled because “no there’s nothing wrong with you I promise!!!! You’re just polyamorous!!!!”

~They spend the rest of the night talking about it

~Eliza needs some time to adjust since she’s spent so much time trying to push it aside that she doesn’t really know what else to do but Alex is very helpful

~The first time she tells him about Susan he’s instantly chanting ask her out over and over until she’s laughing and blushing at his antics

~Half a year later and Eliza is subtly sending Alex updates from her dates while he sends her multiple thumbs up emojis and does the same with his own

~She also sets up him and Angelica and when Angelica gets confused about it she’s like you need to stop sacrificing yourself, let yourself be happy

~They share embarrassing stories about him with each other

~He meets John and them after Eliza in this one and it’s all separately

~Hercules comes first because Eliza’s father invited them to a fancy dinner party and Alex needs a suit and since he’s not well educated on these things yet she comes along to help

~Hercules is instantly smitten with Alex and Alex is instantly 😍 because “Eliza look at him!!! He looks like a damn quarterback but he’s so sweet and gentle!!!!” “Either you ask him out or I will”

~Hercules not-so-subtly likes guiding Alex around even though he thinks he’s being smooth

~“Alex there was really no point for him to put his hands on your waist like that, he could’ve told you to just move to the side one step” “… Yeah but did you see how well they fit there he could probably lift me up so easily” “Wow you’re so easy” “Do I need to bring up that cute barista the other day” “pLEASE DO WE HAVE A DATE THIS WEEKEND”

~By the end of the time there Alex is going out to lunch with a pleased but confused Hercules and Eliza is eagerly awaiting every cute picture and text

~From then on he has to deal with both Eliza and Alex stealing his clothes but he can’t really fight since they both look so cute in his sweaters

~The rest come really quickly after that

~Lafayette meets Hercules before the others because they come in requesting a special dress to be made and Hercules is Gone

~“You… You want a dress with a full skirt… But when you pick at a stitch on it the dress falls down into a ball gown?” “Yes, exactly!” “Can I ask why?” “Why? Well, chéri, it’s because I must ensure that I always am prepared for any eventuality and at the top of that list is a need to always look beautiful but entirely unattainable. Oh, that reminds me! It needs to be floor length with my being in eight-inch heels, I have a pair with me so you can measure accurately” “Oh holy shit”

~It takes them exactly one weekend to be brought into the relationship (Alex sees them and instantly is stunned into silence, Eliza flirts and within two minutes they’re already co-conspirators)

~John is next and he struggles with his sexuality and anything that comes from it so he’s very much in the closet when they meet

~John and Alex immediately are best friends and Alex tries asking him out but John very quickly refuses him and Alex takes a step back

~The combined power of the four of them helps to bring John out of his shell even though he’s very shy about it all so they’re respectful and let him suggest everything and move their relationship forward in his own time

~The first time he asks to spend the night with all of them there’s a little fight over who gets to sleep next to him

~Eliza and Hercules win, Lafayette and Alex pout

~Aaron and Theodosia Burr AKA Theo, Eliza, and Lafayette kill and the rest of them are literally powerless against them

~Dates are really fun with them because now there’s enough people to go on group dates and everyone can have a supposed other instead of it being just the mess of them (They still do it as the whole of them, its just more fun to have the people think they’re all separate couples then watch as they get more affectionate as the night goes on)

~Don’t think I’ve forgotten about the Washingtons

~George favors Alex and Laf, Martha favors Eliza, Angelica, and Theo, George is platonic with John, Hercules, Aaron, and the girls, Martha is platonic with everyone but her girls and sometimes Alex and Lafayette (She likes showing off that she’s perfectly capable of stealing them away from him but is graciously letting them stay with him. George jokes back and tries to rally Laf and Alex to joke too but they need time to come back to that plane of existence)


~Eliza and Alex get so many kisses and cuddles since they’re the heart of it all

~Alex dragging everyone outside to look at the stars

~Lots of hot chocolate when Alex drags them outside

~Lots of spiked hot chocolate when they think Martha isn’t looking

~She totally knows since John keeps giggling but she let’s them have fun


~Eliza starts flirting with him to bug Alex

~Eventually she starts flirting with him for Alex no matter what he says

~“Look at the tension good god” “Betsey I swear…”

~Eliza has a near constant stream of frustrated texts from George

~“Eliza I’m suffering” “What is it this time, dear?” “They’re arguing again and they look two seconds away from making out” “I’m working on it. Have patience” “I can’t have patience anymore I can’t have meetings because this happens in every one”

~All the hate sex

~All the Jeffmads+Alex hate sex (I would include Aaron but the frustrations are over Washington but Aaron knows why Alex is favored by him and has worked out his own balance with George so he’s not jealous)

~Alex pulls them into the dynamic and they finally understand

~George doesn’t mind them finding out, he’s just glad the tension is gone (Though he has cut more than a few work days short because he walked in on them fucking on his desk because Alex wanted to tease him and he can’t handle that so he just walks out)

~There’s multiple incidents where they try to tease Angelica but she is Not Having It and takes great joy in showing them why

~Angelica Schuyler is my queen she wouldn’t handle any bullshit from them


~Elizabeth “If you touch one hair on my girl’s head I will personally kick your ass from here to California don’t test me” Schuyler

~Obviously she moves in with them immediately and spends every night sleeping between Alex and Eliza

~When things become too much in the city Eliza and her take a trip down to Mount Vernon for a girls-only retreat

~Maria and John never start a romantic relationship but they hit it off very quickly since they’re both abuse survivors (Her with James, him with his father) and John is more healed than she is but there’s wounds he’s still licking and sometimes its nice to just spend the day in silence with someone who understands that company is more important than conversation

~Eliza and Alex creating a crazy huge family for themselves which has confusing interconnecting romantic and platonic relationships but they love it so much they can’t describe it

~Whenever anyone asks about it Alex shows them the graph he’s made for them all

~Everyone has a specific color and one poor soul asks why he chose those colors and spends the next 45 minutes listening to him talking about why each of his signifs was given that very color choice

Things I’ve thought about this morning: Rosie growing up with Sherlock and John as parental figures.

  • She knows a lot about very specific things. Some of these things concern her teachers.
  • She gets in trouble for skipping steps when having to explain her reasoning because she thinks it was obvious
  • Interest in STEM fields. Chemistry, medicine, engineering. She wants to know why and how things work
  • Sherlock’s violin keeps her grounded to the arts. There’s also an angry painting phase as a teenage that neither Sherlock nor John understand but fully support.
  • She goes to some of the best schools, small and for gifted children (thanks Uncle Mycroft) after traditional schooling proves to be…complicated.
  • She has her dad’s sass and it gets her into trouble from time to time
  • An effort is made to make sure she has friends her own age, neither Sherlock or John want her to be isolated from her peers, they know what that feels like
  • John showing up on meet the parents day to talk about his job and he talks about medicine instead of Sherlock. The class is very disappointed.
  • Sherlock helps her build a mind palace. Hers starts out as a dollhouse.
  • They have highly competitive board game nights. Eventually John has to lay down ground rules so they don’t get out of hand.

i think sometimes people get confused when characters are criticised from an entirely in-universe viewpoint instead of the out of universe viewpoint

like, if we look at the harry potter books from outside the narrative, dumbledore’s choice to leave harry with the dursleys makes sense. jkr wanted harry to not know about the wizarding world so that the reader could learn alongside him and she could establish her universe, and a good way to do that was for him to grow up as a muggle and not learn until the events of the book.

but from an in-universe perspective, the same events are a lot more complicated. dumbledore could have done other things - even if he had to leave harry with the dursleys because of lily’s love magic, he could have had mrs figg or his other agents keeping a closer eye on harry and actually taking care of him with the dursleys were abusive, he could have threatened the dursleys into treating harry better (as they start to treat him a little better once harry starts using sirius’ existence as a threat), he could have made it so that harry grew up with a support network outside the house who could possibly give harry the information he needed about his life and treat him well even if harry was still technically living with the dursleys

and that’s a distinction that sometimes people seem to forget


adorable puppy a bit scared mrs might be mad but mrs understands. ♥