we-need-milk

I ordered (and devoured) this big, beautiful vegan pizza earlier today. 😍🍕 Free of all the cruelty and pus of cow’s milk. 🐮🍼 Before I went vegan, I had been vegetarian for a few months. I remember telling myself (and other people), “I could never go vegan. I love cheese too much!” 🧀 This is a common remark among meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Looking back, I cannot believe how self centered and ill-educated my actions and justifications were. I mean just think about it. We are the ONLY species that takes milk from another animal. Could you imagine drinking pig milk? 🐷 Monkey milk? 🐵 Dog milk? 🐶 So why are we enslaving cows, artificially inseminating females so they can continue to produce milk, and separating mothers from their calves? Ask anyone why they drink milk, and the standard response is calcium. A common myth perpetuated by misinformation and propaganda spread by the dairy industry is that we need cow’s milk for strong bones to prevent fractures. 💪 Yet statistics prove time and time again that countries with the highest dairy consumption rates also have the highest rates of osteoporosis, a condition of weak and brittle bones. Meanwhile, countries that subsist mainly off plants with little to no dairy and animal product continually have lower rates of chronic diseases and osteoporosis. 🌎🌱 Dairy also contains over 60 naturally occurring hormones (which causes acne), pus due to inflammation and infection of cow udders, and casomorphins (yes, as in morphine) which gives dairy it’s addictive quality. It’s about time we DITCH DAIRY. Believe it or not, you can live without cheese or milk and still enjoy the same meals. Simply replace cow’s milk with one of the many plant based alternatives (you’ll find one that you like, I promise), purchase plant based cheeses such as Daiya or Chao, or skip the creaminess altogether and opt for a cheeseless pizza like I did! The man who made my pizza began showing it to all his co-workers who remarked on how good it looked, and these were meat eaters! ☺️

Tom, Thomas, Tommy

pairing: tom holland x reader
word count: 856
warnings: a few curse words. other than that it’s complete fluff.
authors notes: this got over 100 notes? and this is almost at 200? and i almost have 100 followers? i’m shook. thank you all so much! here’s a cute headcanon featuring boyfriend!tom that describes the situations in which you’d call him tom, thomas, or tommy. a while back, @boyfriendtom posted this which inspired me to put this together. feedback would be appreciated as always!

tom:

  • when he’s home, which is rare, and you two are being domestic.
    • “tom! we need more milk!”
    • “tom, did you wash the whites with the colors? how many times have i told you that you can’t wash the whites with the colors!”
    • “can you get the paper towels from the top shelf in the kitchen, tom? i can’t reach”
  • when he’s rambling and not making any sense but you’re so enamored by the way he’s speaking and how excited he looks about the subject that you don’t mind.
    • you smile and nod whenever he asks you a question or your opinion on something.
      • “mhm yeah tom that sounds good”
  • whenever you whine or complain to him. 
    • for example, you always get bored on long flights.
      • tooom i’m so bored”
      • “you can watch a movie or read a book or take a nap or—”
      • “we’ve already watched a movie and i’m tired of reading and i don’t wanna take a nap”
      • “y/n you’re being very difficult”
  • whenever you say ‘i love you’ you like to use his name.
    • sometimes it’s casually over the phone, or when he’s away, or when you two are in bed together about to go to sleep, or just because you want to remind him.
      • “hey tom”
      • “yes love?”
      • “i love you tom”
      • “darling this is the eighth time you’ve told me in the past five minutes and my answer is still that i love you too”

thomas:

  • when you get angry at him over something stupid like when he finishes all the shampoo and then leaves the bottle in the shower. 
    • you’re in the middle of showering when you pick up the shampoo and it’s completely empty. tom’s in the room over so you stick your head out of the shower and scream out to him.
      • “thomas stanley holland why in the world would you finish the shampoo and just leave the bottle? now i can’t wash my hair”
      • “maybe i should come in there and help you out”
      • “shut up and get me more shampoo”
  • before a fancy event when he’s in a suit or a tux and he’s looking fine as hell.
    • after your hair and makeup is done and you’ve put on your dress, you walk out of your room to see tom in his suit. you meet his gaze and you both have total heart eyes for each other.
      • “oh my god y/n you look fucking stunning”
      • “you don’t look so bad yourself thomas”
  • when you catch him doing something hilariously stupid like dancing while doing chores.
    • it’s rare when you come home to him because he’s almost always away filming or on a press tour, but one day you come home from work and the chorus of a cheesy, early 2000’s hip hop song fills your ears as soon as you open the front door.
    • you try and suppress your laughter as you walk quietly towards the kitchen. you peek your head in and see him swaying his hips and singing along to the song while washing the dishes.
      • “oh my god thomas what the hell are you doing”
      • “love you can’t sneak up on me like that i almost dropped this plate”

tommy:

  • when you two are at a club or a party and you get absolutely shitfaced.
    • tom is pretty sober, but you’re completely drunk off your ass. you’re a clingy and giggly drunk, and he knows he’s in for it once you’re a few shots in.
    • you’re on the dance floor with a few of your friends and tom’s sitting back by the bar, watching you with a glass of water in his hand.
    • you stumble over to him with the biggest grin on your face and you reach your arms out, throwing yourself at him and wrapping your arms around his neck. he laughs as you press a sloppy kiss to his temple and whisper in his ear.
      • “tommy i love you sooo much”
      • “you’re so drunk and i love you too”
  • when you’re out in public with him, maybe grocery shopping, and he suddenly decides to be really clingy and touchy.
    • he’ll walk up to you from behind while you’re looking at the cereals and wrap his arms around your waist, resting his chin on your shoulder and pressing tiny kisses all over your neck.
    • you start giggling and blushing profusely because it tickles so much. 
      • tommyyyy we’re in public”
      • “i don’t care”
  • after you two are done with a work out at the gym and he’s all hot and sweaty.
    • you start off together at the treadmills, but after a while you get bored and move to the elliptical by yourself.
    • you go off to look for him when you’re done and find him at the bench press in the middle of a rep.
    • he’s biting his lip in concentration and his abs and arms look so toned in the tight grey tank top he’s wearing.
    • he stands up when he sees you, sauntering over to you with a smirk like the little asshole he is.
      • “looking sexy tommy boy”
      • “mhm i know”
      • “alright don’t get too cocky there biceps”
Food shop
  • Jin : Guys, I'm going to the supermarket. Need anything?
  • Namjoon : Your heart.
  • Hoseok : Your attention.
  • Yoongi : Your love.
  • Jin : ...No, I meant something more physical.
  • Jimin : Your body!
  • Jin : FOOD, I meant food!
  • Jungkook : so... your body?
  • Jin : No-
  • Taehyung : *shouting from the kitchen*
  • Taehyung : We need more milk-
  • Jin : Finally-
  • Taehyung : And your body too hyung!!!!
  • Jin :

query: why do people italicise or capitalize words for emphasis? thats like the most boring possible way to add intesity to a word or phrase

superior emphasis: drawing a sword. if somebody draws a sword you know theyre saying something important

example sentence: on your way home from work, would you mind stopping by the store? we need bread, eggs, and milk. *draws sword* and dont forget the butter this time

anonymous asked:

What about shopping trips for the batfamily? I know Alfred probably does them most of the time but I bet Dick managed to get a family shopping trip out of Bruce at least once or twice

-I feel like they would be so incredibly hectic that Bruce would make some sort of extremely detailed game plan so he can escape the store with all of his kids (and the store) intact at any cost

-Dick is definitely an impulse buyer so he comes back with eight boxes of pop tarts in crazy flavours, a ton of lunchables, some jellybeans (he doesn’t even like them and yet he got them) and five gallons of cranberry juice (among other things) and Bruce is just like “uh… no, put it all back”

-Jason is very practical when it comes to shopping but he likes to mess around with his siblings, so if they’re looking for one specific item, Jason will swipe every single box/bag/etc of that item so they don’t get it

-Tim lives off of the free samples (he has gone to the store before and eaten breakfast, lunch, and dinner for free through samples). He then ranks them weekly and will buy whatever is in his top three

-Damian reads all of the ingredients on the food that they’re buying and will start going on about how unhealthy and unnatural everything is which makes everyone feel bad about themselves (but they still eat the stuff anyways). He also tries to fight the younger kids in the store for some reason

-Steph and Cass go off together and Steph gets any makeup, books, basically any non food items that seem interesting. Cass likes the colouring books with words to colour instead of pictures

-Duke is pretty much the only person who Alfred knows will get the shopping done without buying unnecessary items or just not buy the stuff he needs (@Bruce who just doesn’t buy things because “we don’t need milk, we have some” “B that is from last month, you just refuse to buy more”) so he’s entrusted with the list

-The kids have competitions on who can carry the most bags on one arm so they can make it to the house in one trip

-It’s a miracle if they get out of the store in under two hours without spending under $100 dollars and trying to rip each other’s throats out

How I Write Dialogue

A long while back, some people noted that they enjoy the way I write dialogue. To be completely honest, I do firmly believe that the way I write dialogue is one of the better things I do in my writing 

So I thought I’d write an explanation/guide as to how I write it!


There is a lot of debate regarding writing dialogue and like a lot of things when it comes to writing, a lot of it comes down to preferences. 

A big rule I agree with and try and stick with is that your dialogue should be good enough to carry how someone is saying something. That, or the context of what is happening instead of just a speech tag. 

I take this to the extreme, however. I try my best to write my dialogue as strong as I can to convey the meaning, but sometimes that isn’t enough. 

I write my dialogue phonetically. Meaning, I write it how it would sound if someone were speaking. 

A general rule I use is that characters who are well spoken, well educated, and older tend to speak in full sentences, don’t trail off, don’t mumble or stutter over their words, and speak with a higher caliber vocabulary. That’s just a base rule, however. When writing for different characters, I take that a step further and tweak how they would say certain things to match their personalities and backstories. 

On the flip-side, characters who are younger, not as well educated, and are perhaps more humorous tend to trail off, stutter over words, use improper grammar, repeat certain words, and have a weaker vocabulary. And again, mattering on who the character is, I further tailor how they would speak mattering on their background or even where they came from. 

For example, I have some characters who come from the southern United States. They are younger, and some are still in high school or are college dropouts. They also tend to use slang; y’all, ain’t, fixing to, and etc. Sometimes, I’ll drop the -g off of words that end in -ing. “Fixin’ to.” 

Characters who are more northern that I have never use this sort of slang. 

I have a strong belief that as long as you’re writing dialogue, you can break most grammar rules if you want. People oftentimes don’t speak properly. I almost never hear someone say “Sally and I” when referring to themselves and another person, for instance. It’s always either “me and Sally” or even “Sally and me.” I’ll write someone saying is instead of are, use commas to break up a long sentence to indicate someone is talking with little pause. Or use and between every item in a list. Such as “We need to get milk and eggs and bread and butter from the grocery store.” I’ll write people randomly changing what they are talking about in a sentence without a comma to make it read as if they are talking faster and faster, or to indicate there is no pause when they speak and they talk quickly. I also use a lot of “ums” and “ers” and stutters “S- such a- as th- this, for i- instance.” I use words that just take up space, such as “very,” and I also start sentences with “and” or “but.” More rarely, sometimes I write words wrong and purely how it sounds. “Fixin’ ta” is an easy and quick example. I use this very rarely as to not be annoying, however. 

Ellipses are a huge favorite of mine. I keep them out of the narration unless I am heavily stylizing something or if it’s actually needed. In dialogue, however, they’re one of my favorite tools to show a character is trailing off, running out of breath, pausing in their own thoughts, and to give the dialogue a slower, more thoughtful or hesitant feel. That being said, I still stick to using ellipses as they are supposed to be used as best as I can. 

Now, I don’t use all these techniques all the time. Again, each character I have has different quirks in how they speak. Certain characters speak a certain way, and others in a different way. I also try my best to not make the dialogue too painful to read, so it stays easy and fast to read. 

Though I am all for writing dialogue phonetically, I do shy away from writing accents. That just gets annoying and can be hard to keep up with. I’ll just mention it in a speech tag and move on.

Now, besides all that, I also try and pay attention to what certain characters would never say. An easy example is saying “sir” or “ma’am.” My older characters or characters grown up in more “old-fashioned” homes tend to use “sir” and “ma’am” while younger characters or characters grown up in more relaxed homes about respect of that kind don’t ever use it. There are other things that fall under this example, but I want to keep those a little private for now. I think watching what a character wouldn’t say is quite important and gives them more character and personality in the long run. 

Another trick is that I change how someone speaks based off of who they are speaking too. Someone shy would speak very differently to a stranger than they would a friend. People speak differently when faced with different people; teachers, family, friends, co-workers… the list goes on and I try my best to reflect that in my dialogue. 

Cursing is another thing I pay attention too. Characters I have who are younger tend to curse more than those who are older. Certain characters who have certain personalities also curse more than others. Hell, I’ll write some characters cursing/cursing more when around certain people and not at all around others. It’s just another layer. 

For me, dialogue is incredibly important. The way a character speaks does add to personality a lot. Same with the things they say, if they curse or not, how much they stutter, and etc. It shows a lot of personality. And that all ties back into that age-old rule of “show, don’t tell.”  

This, of course, is all just my opinion and how I personally do things. It’s not the “right” way and is, by far, the “only” way to write dialogue. I just thought I’d share what I do. 

Darling

Crossposted to AO3

In the East Hall, the Gentry are called Takers-And-Givers. Marie had her best 2B pencil stolen only to find three packs of pencils - different hardnesses, sizes, colours - in her room that evening. Charley’s bottles of milk were stolen in the first week of term but now their whole flat gets weekly deliveries of dairy far better than any bought at the local shops. Sanjeet’s flowers were decimated a week before Valentines, but now they’re the best and brightest blooming flowers on campus.

First they Take and then, later, they Give, something of equal or more value. No one seems to know how or why, it just is, until the new kid arrives in halls - a late transfer, some incident at their last uni dogging her steps, giving her haunted eyes and probably-nightmares and arms clutched close around her chest whenever someone looms too close. 

When people ask, she says to call her Ravenna. That that’s not her name, but her actual name isn’t one she trusts anymore, that it makes her feel unsafe in her own skin. So everyone in the Hall calls her Ravenna, or, sometimes, Blackbird if they know her well enough, and give her space.

She hates beyond hate to be touched.

Marie sees her one day, within touching distance of one of the Takers-and-Givers often seen around East Hall. They go by Darling - an odd moniker for a six foot creature with a greenish cast to their skin and a bird’s nest of hair, but no one would ever dare say anything to them. They stand just within arms-reach of Ravenna, watching down at the short girl with half-narrowed eyes.

“I don’t want to be afraid,” Ravenna is saying. “I'm sick of it. They say you can help with that, that you can take something away and give something in return. Can you take away my fear?”

Marie almost bolts down the hall to Ravenna, almost warns her against making a deal with the Takers-And-Givers, almost warns her against even mentioning the distance they are from normal but Darling only smiles gently, politely, not the predatory way they had when Marcus from Sumner’s Hall had tried to strike a bargain.

“No one can take your fear,” Darling says. “It’s yours. But if you give me a taste of it then I will give you protection when you are fearing.”

Marie starts backing down the hall, back towards her room, but she still sees Ravenna pause, nod, and go completely rigid as Darling bends their head to gently kiss her.

A wind blows down the hall, smelling of chickens and straw and Michaelmas daisies and Darling is vanished.

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{Reaction} When you go shopping but you come home to Monsta X with a puppy/kitten intead

can you do a reaction from seventeen or monsta x of their wife bringing home a kitten (or puppy) when she was suppose to get groceries

Disclaimer: I don’t own the gifs/ images used

Lee Minhyuk

Originally posted by shownubot

Minhyuk: *sees the dog and forgot you even intended to go to the shops in the first place* “Jagi it’s beautiful! Please say we’re keeping it!” 


Yoo Kihyun

Originally posted by mybabyoppa

Kihyun: “I thought you went out to buy hair gel and something for dinner…”

{y/n}: “I did, but I saw this dog for sale and I couldn’t leave it there, it looked so alone! The seller said he’d been there for months and no one wants him - can we keep him?”

Kihyun: “Aish you’re so easily persuaded. But I guess we can keep it”


Shin Hoseok/ Wonho

Originally posted by mauloveskpop

Wonho: “You went out and bought a kitten without even asking me first?” *appears angry but then suddenly grins* “I’m kidding Jagi, I’m not mad, the kitten is adorable, plus we’re going to need to get practice somehow if we’re going to have a family one day” 


Son Hyunwoo/ Shownu

Originally posted by mybabyoppa

Shownu: “I’m glad you got it actually, because now I know you won’t get lonely anymore when I’m away on tour or when I’m working a lot.” 


Lim Changkyun/ I.M

Originally posted by wonhontology

Changkyun: “I literally have no words. All we needed was some milk. And I swear to God Jooheon and Hyungwon I will punch you both if you keep laughing.” 


Chae Hyungwon

Originally posted by hotseok

Hyungwon: “I guess I could get used to this.” 


Lee Jooheon

Originally posted by wonhomed

Jooheon: “Well I think we should go right ahead and introduce our new little buddy into the family.”

Seventeen Reaction: Your Guy Best Friend Buys You Whatever You Want

“SVT Reaction to Your Guy Best friend Buying U whatever you want” -Anon

A/N: This is one of my first times doing reactions so I apologize if it is not the best! -Admin Sara

Seungcheol/S.Coups:

  • “Let me buy you something.”
  • “Who is this guy?”
  • Pouts the whole time cause this bean just wants to buy cute stuff for you but when he starts buying you everything what is left for him to get you.
  • Is a bit afraid you’ll stop telling him what you want and around Christmas and birthdays he’ll have to guess what you want.
  • Just wants to provide. 

Originally posted by scoupstv


Jeonghan:

  • He’s happy he isn’t spending money
  • Is a bit sad still cause he wants to buy you cute things
  • Pressed?
  • “Oh, we need milk, get your best friend to buy it for you”
  • Is okay with it yet not so it confuses you SO much.

Originally posted by eggyyoon


Jisoo/Joshua:

  • How sweet of him
  • “Oh my gosh he bought you that outfit, its really cute”
  • “Sorry I couldn’t be there to buy it”
  • Pouts
  • “I’ll buy you a whole new closet next time we go shopping!”

Originally posted by jisooosgf


Junhui/Jun:

  • I didn’t come here to date you and your best friend
  • “Why is he buying you all this stuff. I wanted to pay for that!”
  • I… wanted? to pay for that
  • “Why am I even mad, like I don’t understand.”
  • “Thank you for buying that?”

Originally posted by mvnghaos


Soonyoung/Hoshi:

  • “Lets go shopping now, I have to buy stuff before him”
  • Makes you give him a list of things you want so if your friend buys them he still has back ups to get you
  • This babe likes buying you random gifts so it sort of rains on his parade.
  • “Oh… he bought you one… okay.” Hides the exact thing he just bought you as your surprise gift behind his back
  • “I have to go to the store again”
  • :( ½

Originally posted by amemericans


Wonwoo:

  • Tries not to let you go shopping with the guy but somehow even if you don’t you still have new stuff.
  • “Why are there boxes of shoes at the door? I thought you didn’t go out today”
  • “Oh. I see.”
  • “Can’t you just tell him I want to buy you presents too? It isn’t fair if he is buying everything before I can.”

Originally posted by seoten


Jihoon/Woozi:

  • “Why are gifts just appearing in this houSE?”
  • “Where are you even getting all of this stuff?”
  • How does he even have money anymore, he bought you like 200 things in one day.
  • Drags you to the store, even if he got out of practice at 3AM and the only store open just sells gum. You’re going.
  • “I don’t care if you’re tired. I’m tired of not being able to buy you as much stuff and it makes me feel bad. Now gET UP.”

Originally posted by cheolshu


Seokmin/DK:

  • “He’s buying you stuff? Cute.”
  • “What’d you get today?” :|
  • “N-no I am happy he is buying you stuff and you’re able to hang out and stuff with him. But… Isn’t he spending a lot of money on you… are you sure that is okay? Like he has enough money to do that?”
  • ?
  • Is more worried about your friends spending habits than trying to buy you anything
  • Doesn’t want your friend to feel left out of the gift circle
  • Buys your friend random gifts in return so he at least gets something other than pure friendship back.

Originally posted by pledisseventeen


Mingyu:

  • “I mean you can still hang out with him, I don’t really care… I just don’t like him.”
  • Tries to buy you more stuff 
  • “Oh that’s what he got you… well I got you THIS.”
  • “Yeah well, you’re the one dating me.”
  • You’re dating me.
  • Tries to ask your friend to stop buying you so much stuff but then gets caught and you think hes jealous.
  • “You’re dating me. How could I be jealous?”

Originally posted by visual-17


Minghao/The8:

  • Sees you getting everything you want made him just a bit upset because he enjoys buying you things
  • Starts trying to find unique things that you didn’t even know you wanted
  • “Yeah, he may have bought you like 3 pairs of shoes today but the bracelet I got you… Yeah. I picked out everything.”
  • Acts really cool and proud about all the stuff he finds.

Originally posted by minghaeo


Seungkwan:

  • Made your best friend mad accidentally? when he first asked him to stop because he called it clutter. 
  • Sees how much he buys you now and gets mad but just keeps joking about it.
  • “Can he buy me stuff?”
  • “My best friend who?”
  • “No seriously though Y/N, it could work I have a plan.”

Originally posted by mvpgyu


Hansol/Vernon:

  • Not really upset, but also not fine with it either
  • Tries to buy you a bunch of stuff while out with you
  • Makes a list of stuff you want so he doesn’t forget and makes you promise not to tell your friend about the stuff so he can at least try and buy it first
  • “Ya know, just tell him I really want this album.”
  • The album shows up the next day and hes like… what??
  • Is he really buying me stuff too? He has that kind of money? I should probably get to know him so that way I can repay him one day…
  • All of us are friends now.
  • “Three musketeers”

Originally posted by pledisseventeen


Chan/Dino:

  • Didn’t really mind at first and was like, okay, yeah I’m cool with it as long as we can coordinate so we don’t get the same things again.
  • Started caring more once your friend said something he didn’t like and then they stopped coordinating
  • Got really sad because three weeks before Christmas he went to this place to get you this necklace you said you wanted and waiting 2 hours in a long line only to find out he was in the wrong one. Then go to another line for another hour just to buy it and find out that your friend got you the same one AND gave it you early.
  • You have to tell your friend to stop buying you so much and to start only buying maybe once every few months because this babe isn’t going to tell you that it bothers him because he knows that when you get gifts it makes you happy and that is all he wants.
  • :( ½

Originally posted by minqhyuk