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a growth mindset | 17.11.2017

special thanks to @jasperstudies and miss piggott for being so positive while I was struggling with the A2 exams. now that those are over, it’s time to give back!

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anonymous asked:

Hi, I don't know if you're accepting any more prompts rn or what but I'm feeling super super super low and I hate my exams, I hate studying and I used to love it and I feel like I'm stuck and there's no way out and idk, I don't see myself getting out of my family's grasp and going anywhere and I was going through my tags and your works make me so happy, so if you could, drarry/linny but which boosts morale? And maybe makes me want to study I'd give anything for that. Thanks for reading my rant♥♥

I am always taking prompts (I can’t always get to them for awhile but I do my best).  I’m so sorry you’re struggling and I know sometimes when you’re in a tight space it can feel as if it will stay that way forever but I hope you’re feeling a little better now and I want you to know that one small thing can always change our lives in unexpected ways. Have hope and stay strong.  And I hope this can cheer you up even in the smallest of ways.


Harry fiddles with the book in his lap, unable to focus on studying with the sounds of exasperation and stress coming out of Malfoy’s mouth as he studies.  It has been on the tip of Harry’s tongue to ask if he is alright, or needs a break, for the last two hours but every time he thinks he’s made up to his mind and starts to make even the smallest noise Draco just looks up from his book and shoots Harry a death glare.

He knows Draco is nervous for the exams beginning tomorrow, knows he wants to do well.  And yet he can’t for the life of him fathom how Draco, because it was definitely Draco now, has changed so much in the last twenty four hours.  The softness, the openness, the biting humor and hints of kindness are gone.  Draco has been snapping at him all week but in the last day he’d become so tense Harry can’t even look at him without incurring his wrath.

“Draco-”

“No.”

“You don’t even know what I was going to say!”

“I don’t care, I don’t have time for this.  Just zip it I will hex you into next week.”  Harry snorts in disbelief earning himself a look that would send anyone else running from the room.

Making up his mind, Harry slams his book shut and patters across the room to sit on the edge of Draco’s bed, the mattress dipping beneath his weight.  “I’m not scared of you.”

“Wonderful.  A lifetime of work thrown away all because of a few measly kisses.”

“Oh I don’t know if I would call them that, you weren’t that bad of a kisser.”

And that’s it, he’s done it, broken Draco’s trance as Draco looks up at him a look of annoyance on his face, but there’s something else there too even if Harry isn’t entirely sure what.  “I am a fucking superb kisser, Potter, and don’t you forget it.”

Harry drops his hand, unable to hide his own shock as he stares at the other boy.  “When would I get a chance to forget?”

Draco looks decidedly uncomfortable as he coughs, picking his book back up off the bed and refusing to look at Harry again.  “After…just after exams.  When we leave.”

“What are you talking about?”

Draco slams his book shut with much more force than necessary, the sound echoing loudly in the small room like the aftershocks of a curse.  “I. Heard. You.  Last week.  Telling Weasley about the job offers.  My god Potter half of England’s Quidditch teams want you to play for them and an open invitation to the Aurors….you’ve got your pick of the future you want.  Which by the way I’m clearly not a part of since you didn’t mention any of them to me.”

Harry swallows down his guilt at hiding the offers, not wanting to admit that talking about the future was exactly what Harry didn’t want to do but for entirely different reasons.  He doesn’t want to confess that the idea of leaving Hogwarts terrifies him, that he has no idea what he wants to do, that he doesn’t feel ready to be an adult.  After a lifetime of feeling responsible for the world Harry wants nothing more than to fuck away from all responsibility, not forever, but for a little while longer.

“That’s what I thought,” Draco mumbles, misinterpreting Harry’s silence.  His icy tone cuts through Harry’s thoughts like a knife.

“I didn’t tell you because I’m not taking them.”

“What do you mean you’re not taking them?  Which one?” 

Draco sounds as scandalized as Harry had expected.  He shrugs, as if turning down multiple career opportunities is nothing.  “None of them.”

“What the bloody fuck is wrong with you, Potter?”

Harry steels himself, summoning his courage and knowing this conversation will reveal far more than he was prepared, but knowing with a sort of certainty that he feels about nothing else that it is the right thing to do.

“Because…because I’m tired of it.  All of it.  I love flying, god I love flying, but I don’t want to be watched anymore.  I couldn’t stand all those people watching and cheering and hoping for a victory with my name on their lips.  And the Aurors can all go fuck themselves if they think I want to spend the rest of my life chasing down Dark Wizards.”  He pasues, unable to look at Draco’s face but taking courage in the cold hand that reaches out to hold his own.  “Fuck, Draco, I know you’re mad because you didn’t get any job offers and you should have because you’re brilliant and determined and you’ve worked hard to prove yourself and I’m sorry everyone else doesn’t see that yet, but one day they will…..but for now….I think just this once maybe the Wizarding World can just go fuck themselves.”

At this Draco laughs, it starts out small as if Draco doesn’t even mean to but when Harry looks up at him, Draco’s lips are curled into his mouth as he bites on them trying to contain his laughter.  It makes Harry feel strong in a way he isn’t used too.  He squeezes Draco’s hand and continues.

“I was gonna wait…until after exams but I was thinking about, well about fucking off.  I don’t even know where to.  Gods we can go anywhere..America, France, I don’t care you can pick just please come with me.”

“Yes.”

Harry looks up, his mouth falling open in shock because he’d expected to have a lot more convincing to do.  But Draco is just smiling at him, and it makes something in Harry break because he wants to hold on to that memory forever.

“Really?  Yes?”

Draco rolls his eyes, but there is a fondness in them.  “Did you really think I’d say no to trotting around the globe with my ridiculously fit boyfriend living the life of leisure and having sex whenever I please?”

“Oh, well when you put it that way,” Harry whispers, moving to his knees and crawling across the bed until he’s straddling Draco’s lap, knocking his book to the floor in the process.  If Draco notices he doesn’t say anything.

“So this boyfriend of yours?  Do you think….do you think you love him?” Harry whispers, his fingers brushing across Draco’s cheek.

“The word is so quiet Harry almost misses it.  “Yes.”

This time its Harry who laughs, feeling a sort of delirious happiness bubbling up inside of him that makes him dizzy.   “S’good…because he loves you too.”

Kiss Me

Request: hiya !! i was wondering if you could do an imagine based off of the song “kiss me” by ed sheeran? maybe peter and the reader have been dating a while and are being all cuddly n stuff and he’s suddenly like “wow i’m so in love w u” and blurts it out or something idk?? lots of fluff and cuteness pls. thank you sm !! love your writing :))

A/N: I know I should be writing Dead Serious part 4 but I just got extreme block on that one so I figured i’d try and fill out some of my other requests. AND LMAO I HAVEN’T WRITTEN ANYTHING IN A MILLION YEARS AND HERE I AM. NOT WRITING THE THINGS I SAID I WOULD WRITE. But yikes, sorry it’s short.

This is based off this Ed Sheeran song

Word count: 933

Warnings: N/A

Masterlist

Honestly, Peter Parker was one of your favourite people. He WAS your favourite person.

He was also your boyfriend and the love of your life.

You and Peter were doing what you usually did on Saturday mornings, sit on the couch watching cartoons in your pjs.

Your parents would never let you spend the night so you would wake up early in the morning, usually before 6am, and make your way to Peter’s apartment.

As soon as you got there, you would let yourself in (with the extra key Peter gave you for events just like this) and crawl into bed with Peter.

This morning was no different.

You groaned when your alarm went off, boy did you love Peter but waking pat 5:30am every Saturday morning was a lot.

You rolled out of bed, grabbed your phone, and went to the bathroom.

You stood in front of the mirror, brushing your teeth. Your hair was sticking up every which way, and there were bags under your eyes.

“God, the things I do for you, Parker,” you muttered to yourself.

You grabbed your keys and marched out the door.

You shivered when you got to the streets. There was a light layer of snow coating the ground.

Damn, why do I never think to look out the window?

You wrapped your arms around you and trudged through the streets, your shoes making a crunching sound with each step.

It took you only five minutes (of complete and utter shivering) to reach Peter’s apartment building.

You looked at your watch, 5:50am, way too early, even if you were heading to see your boyfriend.

You slowly made your way up the stairs of Peter’s apartment building, pulling out the keys and made your best attempts to quietly open the front door.

You dropped the keys on the table and slipped your shoes off.

When you got to Peter’s bedroom, you opened the door and made sure the door didn’t make any noise when you closed it behind you.

Peter’s back was to you, he was on his side facing the wall.

You came up behind him, lifting the covers, and sliding in beside him.

You placed a kiss on the back of his neck, and wrapped your arms around him.

Peter stirred and rolled deeper into his pillow.

“Peter, baby,” you whispered.

Peter groaned into his pillow.

“No, Y/N, it’s too early,” he whined

“Baby,”

Peter rolled over and wrapped his arms around you, pulling you into his chest. You moved your arm around Peter so you were tracing lines along his back. You moved your other hand up towards Peter’s head, running your fingers through his curls.

“You’re so cold,” he said, placing a kiss on your neck.

“It snowed,” you said

“And you walked here? Darling, you should have told me, I would have come to yours,”

“You know I love snow, it’s okay,”

Peter was silent, his breathing slowed.

“I need more sleep,” he said quietly.

“Let’s go back to sleep baby, please,” Peter continued.

You pressed a kiss to Peter’s forehead and soon you were both lulled into a light sleep.

A few hours later you woke up in Peter’s arms, your legs tangled together.

“Baby are you awake?” Peter asked.

“Yes, love” you said

Peter leaned over and placed a light kiss on your lips.

“God, Peter, you have the worst morning breath,”

“No, you love me,” he said, kissing you again.

“I do love you, but I don’t love the taste you’re leaving on my lips,”

“But Y/N,” he whined.

“You want to kiss me, you can go brush your teeth,”

“You’re lucky I love you,” he muttered, climbing over you, making his way to the bathroom.

When Peter returned, you had moved to where he had been lying before she could easily climb back into bed with you.

Peter smiled when he saw you.

“Is that my sweater?” He asked.

“It was cold last night and this was the only thing I had lying around close enough so I didn’t have to get out of bed,”

Peter laughed and lied down next to you, bringing you back into his arms.

You were silent for a while, Peter running his hands through our hair.

“I can’t believe you get up at 5:30 in the morning just so you can see me,”

“I’ve been meaning to tell you this for a while, I really only come for the pancakes May makes for breakfast,”

Peter laughed and pressed a kiss to your forehead.

“I’m so in love with you,” he said softly.

You smiled and leaned further into his chest, wrapping your arms tightly around him.

“5am doesn’t matter to me all that much, i’d never sleep if it meant spending time with you,”


Tag list: @violentlybarnes, @nosoulnoproblems, @tommynewtieminhie, @goodluckfindingone, @quacksonsgurl, @potterhead1265, @nevaehsuga, @mrsmusicaddict, @tronnoristheotp, @isabellyduh, @spiderrparkerr, @lots-of-liz, @darlin-you-bitch, @a-smol-badger, @seellllin10 (I'm sorry if the tags don’t work???) 

anonymous asked:

this is completely unorthodox, and idk if you will even write it but i thought it was worth a try. I've had a prompt rolling around in my mind for a while, and ever time I try to write it out, I never do it justice. but here it is; "what do you mean this lacks consistency? I'm always right there when you need me, isn't that enough? what more could you possibly want?" do with it as you wish. 💚💚💚💚

this was a beautiful prompt and i hope i did it justice! thank you so much for trusting me with this! 

word count: 840

warnings: angst (i know, uncharted territory) @zipline-mendez ur gonna love this

Beta: @hazeleyedcat (luv youuuuu)

Masterlist


“I just- I can’t do this anymore, Shawn.” You sighed, trying to keep the tears at bay while you packed a bag.

“Why, y/n? What did I do wrong? Tell me and I’ll fix it. You can’t just leave like this. I thought- I thought we were okay?” He looked at you, eyebrows furrowed and nose red. 

“I hate doing this to you, Shawn. I really really do. But I have no other choice.” 

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anonymous asked:

I was salty about the changes in art styles in su until I read the tags in that post you reblogged. Thank you for educating me that they are VISUAL INTERPRETATIONS of the characters, rather than INACCURATE DRAWINGS of the characters. As an artist, I would feel awful if a lot of people criticized my art because they want it to look a different way than I had portrayed it. Sorry for being ignorant before. Yall work hard, and do an amazing job with the art on the show tbh

thanks! i mean i don’t work on the show, but i am pretty tired that nobody considers that boarders all have their own style and draw the characters in that style pretty darn consistently. i know who does “chibi steven”, who gives lapis what hair, and who makes peridot taller than others. none of that is a big deal to me - that’s how they interpret the characters, and there is no “on-model” version. it’s just your favorite vs least favorite boarder. 

it’s an annoying discussion, because it always turns into double standards: giving earlier seasons a free pass, comparing completely different boarders, or comparing it to shows that aren’t storyboard-driven. none of that is fair to me. i’ve even seen people - friends - get hate because they *gasp* had the audacity to show that “hey, this is kind of a thing with storyboard-driven shows, it’s not some scandalous, new ~crossing the line of animation quality :’( </3 ~ that su is doing”. 

people are allowed to not like ~inconsistency, even if intentional. i don’t care. but if animation “quality” matters that much to them, even when everything is intentional, even when each storyboarder is consistent in their own style, then, yknow… ok. keep raging on for another year, i hope it’s fun. 

i don’t say “get a life” often, but… geez. if they’re so focused on the fandom they either A) let a rage-bandwagon define how they feel B) focus all that time on something they legitimately hate, then… idk. i just feel bad for them. i’m not gonna answer asks about this topic anymore, though, whether positive or negative, cause here’s the thing: once you decide it is, every show is bad. literally anything can be accused of being shit, because this standard that you’ve decided is the “standard of quality” is defined by you. anyone can draw a line in the sand - i’ve done that with shows too. i just want people to be honest with themselves, on whether going out of their way to “prove” something su has always done - intentionally - suddenly makes it bad now is worth it or not. or whether they’re getting any enjoyment out of this at all. 

even underneath the waves, i’ll be holding on to you

aftg zombie au, “i want to go back for you”. warning: very long
basically, what would happen if neil and andrew were separated during an apocalypic situation.


The news says it first.

The world is ending and everything has gone to shit.

Nowhere is safe and nothing is okay anymore.

Nothing was ever okay, but they make it sound new, like this is something nobody expected to happen. Not here, never here.

It started with a virus. It was like the flu in every other way; the fever that kept people bedridden for days, the sickness and the headaches. It was like the flu in every other way but one: it slowly ate away at people’s insides, made living people into nothing but hollow hosts. Nobody would have expected a kindergarten teacher from the West to lash out her students but it was even worse when she bit one, and then he bit his mother three weeks later and she bit her boss. Like that, the vicious cycle continued. Everywhere there was panic, there was a disaster, there was death.

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anonymous asked:

So I've been looking at the tumblr lifting community's posts for awhile now and I'm obsessed and amazed; I've never lifted before but I really want to it looks so fun and I want free cute shit, but I'm so so scared!! How do I get over that and what/where would you recommend lifting for my very first time ever? Any tips or advice? I worship y'all 🙏🏼

oooookay lil nugget here we go.

first off - its okay to be scared. its actually better if you keep a little piece of you thats always scared, no matter if you’re experienced or a beginner. thats something that helps you keep track of what’s going on around you and helps you not get caught. when you get cocky or over confident, thats when trouble starts.

i cannot stress how important it is to start small.
start small.
start sosososososo small.
smol

like a lipgloss from walmart or one plain shirt from old navy. maybe a lil pack of beads from hobby lobby. whatever you do, do it small.

this lowers the chance of you getting caught, and the chance of you freaking out more.

do this a couple times. lil thing here, lil thing there. this builds confidence. the more confident you are with yourself, the more likely you are to start pulling in bigger hauls.

be patient. dont rush anything. this is by no means a competition. this whole process of confidence-gaining takes weeks, maybe months for some people.

and another thing - the majority of us on here that are pulling in a shit ton of stuff? we’ve been doing this for years. ive been lifting for 3/almost 4 years now. do not feel like you have to hurry and catch up to us.

secondly -do your homework. read through people’s tip pages on here. read about hooks, magnets, detachers, keys, all the different types of security tags, concealment methods, horror stories - ANYTHING. everything will be helpful down the road. read up on how other people got caught so you dont make the same mistakes. read up on how that girl managed to bag 3 naked palettes and 15 Kat Von D liquid lipsticks. learn about cam placement and how JCP Sephora is a place to stay away from. learn SA behavior and how to tell if they are being nice or plain sus. Learn how to tell if a bag is going to be a good lifting partner or if its going to be a hassle getting things inside. get familiar with every aspect of this community. follow as many people as you can. get inspiration from everyone. learn this life. live it. breathe it.

thirdly - try and pair up with an experienced buddy. i have found this to be so helpful. you get to see first hand how they do what they do. you get to see them in action, and learn their methods. however, know that going out with more than 2 other people is sure to get you noticed and tailed. keep the lil lifting group to either a pair or 3 people. make sure you can trust them. make sure you know them.

STORES:
Old Navy: they dont tag anything other than heavy coats and sweaters, some dresses, jeans, and in the summer some shorts. i re-vamped my whole wardrobe this summer courtesy of ON, but ive seen on here that they’ve started source tagging…. which makes me sad. so double check before you out anything into your bag.
Hobby Lobby: there are like 7 cams per store all focused on the cashiers. go crazy. get your much needed art supplies. this is a great store for beginners - and other lifters who love crafting.
Cotton On: nothing, and i mean NOTHING is tagged. idk why, but these hoes never tag anything and it makes me wonder what they’re even doing. i got christmas gifts for my brothers here this year, so i highly recommend this store. super easy.
Dillard’s: do not let the large size of the store intimidate you - this place is heaven. sometimes you’ll get lucky and somethings been left off the rack and untagged. sometimes theres that teally cute wallet that you’ve wanted for a while and it doesnt have a single tag on it. go for it. conceal in the dressing rooms. trust me. formal dresses? no tags. (from what ive seen, and ive been to 3 Dillard’s in 2 different cities.) their desinger jewelrythat they keep down there? go for it. none of its source tagged or anything. i walked out once with 5 pairs of mate spade earrings and 2 wallets worth the 100 each. just pay attention to your surroundings and you’ll do just fine.

TIPS:
- in the winter its cold as dicks, so wear sweaters. utilize these babies for all they’re worth. 1. sleeves are great for concealing small items like jewelry and lipsticks. 2. “i am so hot from all this shopping, is it okay if i have one of your bags to carry my sweater in? i would really appreciate it” (note: this only works with really nice SAs. some will be bitches and shut you down. you might have to try a couple of stores before you get one. and now you have a free shopping bag!) 3. put your purse in the crook of your elbow and drape your sweater over it. this helps conceal how big your purse is to begin with and hide how much its increased in size when you’re walking out. 4. idk they’re warm and fuzzy. they make me happy.
- boots: stick things in there in case you forgot your purse or something. you can stick small things like jewelry and face masks down in there, its great.
- go through your mom’s closet. or your aunt’s. grandmother’s. rich best friend, i dont care. more often than not, they have a couple of extra shopping bags from stores they’ve been too. my mom has Bath and Body Works for days, along with a couple of Coach bags and Ralph Lauren. these shopper bags can be used in the same way as a purse for hiding things in them. hide them in yoir bag on the way into a mall, and then in the bathroom, take out your lifted clothing and stuff one of the bags. that way, when you walk into other stores, the SAs think you’ve bought things from other stores. be careful and know the layout of the mall you’re in though, because if you’re carrying around an Urban Outfitters bag and theres no UO, then you’ve gone and fucked yourself.
- be cautious, be wary, and not get greedy. get in, get out, and live to lift another day.

hope you’ll find some use for all this nonsense, good luck on starting your hobby of lifting and i hope to see some beautiful hauls from you guys!

taekook fic rec #3

PLEASE feel free to recommend me any of your favorite BTS fanfics (any ship), because I will read them. Also, please let me know if you liked any of the stories I recommend!

IMPORTANT: All of the fics I rec will be on a scale of 8 to 10. (8- really good, happy I read it.  9- amazing, I loved it! 10- perfect, one of my favorites. [*]= top fave)

Enjoy and happy reading~


  1. Hit and Run

Summary: Jimin and Jungkook have been the top hitmen duo in Seoul since the day they picked up their first revolvers and shot a man without a second look back. But when they cross paths with a skilled hacker by the name of Kim Taehyung, things start to change up a little.

AU: Hitmen 

Rated: M

Length: 4 chps, 27.3k words

Warnings: Some violence and language  

My Review: Wow….I am so pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed this SO MUCH. The characterization was so on point along with the plot, romance, humor,…. everything. I never thought I would read a hitmen!AU for some reason and yet here I am today. It’s one of my top favorites. 

My Rating: 10/10 

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Something just like this

I LOVE this song and I wanted to write about it for a long time so here it is.

LogicxPrince (tagged as Logince)

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“I want something just like this”

Sometimes, Logic found himself laying on his bedroom, reading a book about champions and knights and princes and super heroes. At the same time, he liked to listen to a song that talked exactly about that, about risks that would be taken if one fell in love with any of those categories of people. And honestly, being a person that hates taking risks almost as much as Anxiety, he found it hard to let go and just imagine what his life would be like if he had a lover with all those attributes.

But one day, he had been tired, working on a project for at least two days straight with less than five hours of sleep, so when he got to his room, all he could do was put on the song ‘Something just like this’ and close his eyes, trying and failing to get some well deserved sleep.

Because of his failed attempt, he decided to open his eyes and stare at the starry sky over his bed, smiling at the brightness of the galaxies, the mystery of the nebulas. He loved that their rooms could be anything inside Thomas’ mind, because sometimes it was the only place where he could truly relax.

And that day, thinking he was alone, he imagined in the end of the sky a castle. A space castle. And from there, a constellation prince came closer, reaching out for him, trying to take him by the hand and failing because he was sky and Logic was earth. They could never unite.

And then, someone opened the door, and both the prince and Logic looked down to see the actual Prince staring at them, confused and obviously admired.

Logic had forgotten the door open. Shit.

“R-Roman!” Logic said, his room suddenly losing all its beautiful attributes and becoming, well, his usual room with grey walls and white ceiling and wood floor. “What are you doing here? Don’t you know how to knock?”

“I did, but you didn’t answer” he said, walking inside and smiling at Logic. “That was beautiful. Who was he?”

“He? He who?” Logic asked, looking away, but Prince chuckled, closing the door before rushing to sit next to Logic.

“The prince in the skies” the royal said, smiling. “Is he your lover? The one person that you love?” He asked, excited, and Logic frowned, laying down and curling up with his back to Prince.

“I don’t love anyone. I don’t know what you’re talking about Roman” he mumbled, closing his eyes. He was tired, and he didn’t want to discuss the subject. He really didn’t. But Prince was different from the others. He had no sense of personal space.

“Come on Logan” he said, taking the teacher’s hand. “I know that’s not true! Tell me who it was! Is it someone or is it just an imaginary lover?”

“More latter” Logic mumbled, and then slowly turned back around, staring at their joined hands. “Stop touching me”

“Alright” Prince said, letting go from him and grinning. “Now tell me. Tell me everything”

“Ugh…” Logic groaned, rubbing his eyes and sitting up. “Do you know the song 'Something just like this’?” Prince nodded. “Well, it really speaks to me… For some reason. You know, I read so many fiction books, from Aristoteles’ scholar texts to Fifty Shades of Grey, and yet nothing, nothing comes close to my passion for Princes and Knights, like the ones from King Arthur and those tales from the Dark Ages, or even Robin Hood. It’s so weird that someone like me has such… Interest in people like them, driven only by their courage and beliefs” he said, sighing and looking at Prince. “I don’t know…”

“I understand” Prince said, smiling softly at Logic. “I honestly never thought I would have a crush in such a strict and smart teacher” he continued, smile becoming a smirk, and Logic’s tired mind took at least a minute to understand what those words meant. And when he did, he blushed lightly and looked up at Prince again.

“That’s not what I meant” he said, weakly, but Prince shrugged, holding his hand again.

“Well, I’m the closest you will get” he said, tangling their fingers and making the teacher blush deeper. “I can be your knight, if you want”

“Roman, what are you d-” Logic tried, but soon the royal was leaning in and pressing their lips together and Logic took two seconds to melt, his free hand going up to Prince’s hair, pulling him closer and kissing back in the most excited way.

And even though Roman was no real knight, Logan had to admit:

It was better than any of his dreams.

learngeo  asked:

Hey! Just saw your DBT spread and I was wandering if you'd have some more and would be willing to show them? I've been thinking about good ways to incorporate DBT in my bullet journal but am not sure how. Yours look lovely! I hope you have a good day!!

(i’m gonna post this if that’s okay???)

hey! thank you so much!!! <33 that was actually the very first DBT spread i’d done, as the ones before were printed sheets that my therapist gave me (which imo were so ugly LOL sorry @ my therapist)

i’ve still been using the same layout for my mood/action entries, just more neat so if u want a better/closer look this is a better pic

(this isn’t even as neat as it should be rip)

those are all just moods/actions that i personally struggle with most. at my clinic, everyone’s DBT entries are customized to keep track of their personal struggles, so if you do plan on making DBT entries (if u don’t have one/made one already) then i highly suggest asking ur therapist to help u customize one or making one for urself even. 

this was the original layout for my diary card in case u were wondering what the hell any of that means LOL

in addition to this though i wanted to have some personal things i wanted to keep track of, like sleep, medication, hygiene, and whether i’d actually filled out the diary card LOL so this is the tracker page that i use

believe it or not, i actually used a ruler while drawing those lines smh i have such shaky hands LOL

so yeah, this is kind of basically what i do to make it a little less boring to fill out my dbt entries. 

i hope this helped!!!!

How to Hand out a Resume

Updated version of my previous guide.

  • Always ask to speak to the manager or the person currently in charge (i.e. the assistant manager or the team leader.) The manager is the one hiring; they’re the one you want to impress. In some highly competitive retails, some sales associates will throw away your resume before it even gets to the boss(es). 
  • If you’re being accompanied by a friend or a family member, ask them to wait outside while you hand out your resume. Do not let them enter in the shop with you. Do not let them stand beside you as you speak with the manager/the person in charge. It’s unprofessional!
  • If you’re handing out resumes with a friend, do not apply at one place at the same time. Take turns instead.
  • I don’t know if it’s only a personal pet and peeve, but I utterly hate when people’s first question is “Hello, are you currently hiring?” It makes it as if you’re only interested in the workplace if they’re hiring. Maybe currently they are not, but in a few weeks they will? Maybe someone will suddenly quit and they’ll have to dig in old resumes?  
  • “Hello, may I speak with the manager or the person currently in charge? It’s for an application.”
  • “Hello, my name is ___.” Insert handshake here. “I am looking for a part-time/full-time job and I’d like to apply here. Here’s my resume.”
  • Know what you want. I’ve witnessed so many people answer “I don’t know” to the questions they were asked. 
  • On that note: Always be ready to answer some basic questions. Prepare the answers before you go, it helps looking confident. The most common questions are: 
    • How many hours do you want? What are your availability?
    • Which position are you aiming for? 
    • Why are you applying here? (to which you can easily answer: “It’s near home”, “It fits my interests”, “I’ve heard some good stories about working here”, etc. Do not lie though. Be truthful.)
    • Do you have any experience in that particular field? (if no, “No, but I want to learn”. If yes, “Yes, I have worked here and here”.)
  • Smile. I swear to God, the only reason I have my current job is because my manager was “charmed by my smile” (to put you in context, they just had hired someone and they weren’t looking for anyone else.)
  • Put one ounce of extra care in your appearance when handing out resumes. Tie your hair if you need to, do not apply in your school uniform, put your bestest clothes and look genuine. Also, please remove your shades when speaking to the employees…
  • Do not look in hurry. I know handing out resumes can be stressful and anxiety makes you want to get the Hell out of here as soon as possible. But trust me, even if you look like a earthquake of cracked nerves and stress, you’ll do good if what you say is good.

HEYY LOVELY PEOPLE!! So I got to 600 followers overnight (it. was. rad) and I’ve been thinking about doing a follow forever for a while, so I’m doing one bc ily!!💕💕💕

I was going to do a regular boring follow forever, but earlier today Liz posted one (kinda) and I decided to steal her idea (don’t worry, she’s cool with it, I think) so lets begin…

@siriusblsck, ILY SO MUCH!! and you were probably one of my first followers lmao, and I love talking to you and every time I get a snap I’m hoping it’s from you, and sometimes it is, bc we do talk a lot, but sometimes it isn’t and it’s kind of a bummer bc I just wanna talk to you forever bc ily (did I already mention that ily enough? no? oh well…), you are definitely one of my bffs, if not my bestestest friend (yes I made up a word for you bc you’re awesome) also we like pretty much the same stuff, and you’ve come here and literally stood like 10 steps from my grandma’s house (STILL. FREAKED. OUT. ABOUT. THAT.) and we’re like the same person only different bc we have so much stuff in common!! (the 5 siblings thing still freaks me out too tbh) so yeah, you are awesome and ily and idk what my life would’ve been (would be) if we hadn’t talked about bridges that one time (past Ana is a life saver!!)

@fjrebolt AGHNBDKHJE ILY SO MUCH NAT!! you are like perfection in a little cute person, also you’re super funny and I wanna play cards against humanity with you again!! and everything you make is awesome and you like me (lmao I’m so lame) and I honestly don’t know what to say about you bc you’re just awesome!! OMG!! I LOVE YOUR VOICE!! (I know you hate that I’m so obsessive about this, but I want your accent bc it’s so adorable!!! XD) you make me want to just go where you are and just like, be with you, and maybe do nothing and just be… 

@foreverjily ok, ily and you’re like as random as I am and it sucks that time zones exist bc I wanna talk to you forever but when I get back from school its really late there and when its not I’m either at school or asleep!! + we always talk about random shit and I love it, we literally just had an honest conversation about the weather, the fucking weather!! I honestly think today’s conversation is the longest we’ve had, and thats sad bc I WANT TO TALK TO YOU MOOOORE!!! also I love how whenever we talk we end up talking about something completely different than what we started with (thanks again past Ana for talking to someone about bridges BRIDGES. ARE. COOL.)

@dailyprophet HANNAH!! when I first started my blog you were my idol (not that you aren’t now tbh), your blog is just perfection (just like you) and you gave me great advice to make mine better and ily!! also you are super cute and fun and just perfect!! 

@alrightevains SELEN!! ily and i love that we ship the same ships and I hate that you don’t have a cat even though you really want one!! idk, I just really like talking to you, you are awesome and ily

ok, I think I’ll stop writing about people bc it’s getting a bit repetitive, but here goes everyone else I follow, mutuals are in italics and mutuals I love the most but didn’t write above (even the once I did too lol) bc I didn’t want everything to be too repetitive are bolded

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@acciosirius@aeryastark@aliciavspinnet @alydae @angelinajohnson @asktheboywholived @captofthesswolfstar @cedricdiggory @cho-chang @dailyprophet @delacor@dementvr @dracomalfoyl @drary @dumbleshook

e-h

@episkcyy @expelumos @fjrebolt @fleurdelaccvr @fleurdelacovr @foreverjily @ginnys @glnnyweaslcy @gxnnyweasley @hagridsrubeus @hcgwarts@hclenaravenclaw@herrmione@hjppogriff@hosgmeade@howlingremus

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@jamespottersbutt @jamespottrr @jamespottuh @jesperfaehey @jilylicious @jilys @kingscross @littlescamandcr @lockhart-imagines @lordstark @lovely-remus @lumosinlove @lumox @lunalocegood

m-p

@maisiewilliaims @marcusflintwood @merlinssbeard @missprongs @mollyprewett @mxrcusflint @narcissxblack @narcsisa @nargles @newtonartemiscamandcr @ofjamesandlily @oliverswood @opuggno @padampatil @parqinson @pcctters @pctter @percivalsgravess @pickettboetruckle @potthr @praisemalfoy @puveblood

q-z

@quidditchplayer @ravnclaws @regulusblqck @regulusblxack @rgulusblxck @ri-ddikulus @rubeushagriid @rvenaravenclaw @rvnclawss @scamander-the-salamander @scamandernevt @scvrhead @shriekingshxck @siriusblsck @siriuslestrange @slytherin-pansexual-pride @snapslikethis @softeremus @space-marauder @tardisly @theboyswithasparebitofparchment @tonksnymphdora @vernondursley @weascleys @weosley@xxdrxco-mxlfoyxx

ILY ALL SM!! AND I WANT TO MAKE ALL THE ITALICED PEOPLE BOLDED PEOPLE!! CAN WE PLEASE DO THIS?!! JUST TALK TO ME!! I’M SUPER AWKWARD AND THE WORST AT TALKING TO PEOPLE, BUT I’M ALSO REALLY EASY TO TALK TO LMAO

if I missed someone please let me know!!

also if you think I should do something else to celebrate 600 besides this just send it to me on anon or smth

15 Day Ninjago Challenge

idk what this is, all i know is that I am extremely bored and hungry. So I’ll be doing this for the next 10-15 days or so. Also i’m doing gif sets but if y'all want to write, draw or whatever that’s a-okay lol


1. Favorite Season

2. Favorite Episode

3. Favorite Quote

4. Favorite Ship

5. Favorite Villain

6. Favorite Character

7. Least Favorite Character

8. Skylor or Nya

9. Jay or Cole

10. Kai or Zane

11. Lloyd or Morro

12. Wu or Garmadon

13. Movie or TV Series

14. Least Favorite Episode

15. Most Relatable Character

Bonus!: Favorite Song From the OST

Prompt #30: You’re probably the hottest stranger I’ve ever seen.”

A/N: I enjoy the idea that Rick and Ford were not only partners in crime, but also gay af for each other at some point…me gusta.

(For @rawkingbunny !!)


********

Ford can sense his body shutting down by the minute. His throat is swollen and dry, his knuckles caked in old blood. The man’s heart rate is feeble and slow. He’s ready to kill for water, but on a planet such as the one he’s on, he’s not convinced the precious liquid is available.

Everything aches. His hands, his head, his stomach..his eyes. 

In the distance, Ford can just barely make out a figure walking towards him. It’s a peculiar creature, with a lanky body and spiked hair on its head. You’re officially losing it…..losing…..your damn……mind….

Ford collapses and gasps for fresh air, but only hot oxygen fills his lungs. His heart rate makes a further decline and his vision begins to go grey.  He can see stars….and only stars.

*************

“Hey dummy, wake up.”

The voice hits Ford like a train. It’s unexpected and it appears to come from a distance, though it lingers in the man’s ears painfully.

“C’mon, I know you’re still alive. That butterfly serum usually works.”

The paranormal investigator opens his eyes, and in sheer agony, covers them with his hands as a fluorescent light greets them. He takes a moment to adjust, his vision adjusting slowly. In his peripheral vision, the same spike-haired creature from earlier sits close by.

Oh good, it is working.” It exclaims. 

Ford turns his head frantically. The ‘creature’ appears to be human, perhaps humanoid, but not entirely alien. It’s-his?-voice is more clear now, and not so distant as before.

“Who are you?” Ford croaks. 

 “I’m Rick Sanchez. Don’t try anything stupid, I’m just trying to keep your ass alive.” 

 “I wasn’t going t-“ 

 “What dimension are you from?” Rick demands. 

 “Dimension 46’\, but-“ 

 “Oh shit that sounds familiar…for some odd reason. Hey, do you happen to have a twin brother?”

 “Yes, actually. But what does that have to do with anything?” Ford pleads.

 “Nevermind,” Rick sighs, “drink this water and don’t chug it too fast. I don’t want vomit all over my space cruiser.” 

 Ford sheepishly obliges, grasping desperately at the styrofoam cup and allowing the liquid to flow down his parched throat.

I must be dreaming, this is too good to be true. Am I dead? 

“Y’know you shouldn’t just hang around in the desert on a planet that only has oxygen for twelve hours a day. One more hour and you would’ve suffocated if I didn’t find you,” The scientist let’s out an uncanny belch as he exclaims this, “you lucky bastard.”

 “I’ve been traveling through hundreds of dimensions since 1982, my mind is going a little rusty I suppose. What were you doing there anyway?” Ford says.

 “Collecting megaseeds. They’re hard to find. I need them for important purposes.” 

 “Why did you save me?” 

 “Eh, you looked desperate. I already had my seeds anyway, so I figured I’d bring you back with me. You were more dehydrated than my son-in-law’s personality.” Rick replies.

Ford isn’t sure what this man is referring to, but he’s grateful his life is indeed intact. As far as he’s concerned, this mad scientist can perform lab experiments on him as long as he remains alive.

“Thanks for saving me..Rick? You said that was your name right? My name is Stanford, but most people and interdimensional beings call me Ford.”

The two old men exchange a handshake.

“I’d hate for people to think of a car brand everytime they say my name, jeez. Anyway, I gotta tell you…you’re probably the hottest stranger I’ve ever seen.”

An awkward silence ensues. Ford goes red and stutters, “W-what did you say?”

“You’re hot.”

“We just met, after you found me dying on some extraterrestrial planet, and you’re telling me I’m h-,” Ford pauses, far too embarrassed to repeat the word, “you think..I’m attractive?”

“Yeah, I guess so.” Rick shrugs.

“….okay then. I’ll take that as a compliment.”

The scientist presents a raunchy grin and motions for his new ‘specimen’ to sit by the control panel.

“This galaxy is going to get you nowhere, Fordy. Come on, let’s go have a gay adventure in space and I’ll try to get you closer to home.”

Rick glugs at a flask, the stench of alcohol a bit overwhelming, but Ford figures he hasn’t got much to lose, and agrees. Anything to keep going, he reasons. And holy crap, now that he thinks about it, Rick doesn’t look so bad himself.

anonymous asked:

hi arc can i ask a question that seems a bit silly even as i write it? how do you keep being so brave about your fanwork? i used to post a lot of fic when i was younger before all the like holier than thou purity politics stuff happened. but the purity politics stuff sort of... made me scared to interact with fandom? like i want to write and post the fics i have ideas for but i'm SCARED and i don't really know how to?? stop being scared i guess? idk i can't really get my thoughts down now sorry

(scared anon) i just guess i was wondering if you had any advice on like pushing past that fear and just doing fanwork without being scared of how people might react?

Oh, honey.

Christ, lemme think about it….

1. I flat out do not follow any “main” tags. In RT, I never followed #ragehappy. In Borderlands, I never followed #rhack or anything. In HS, I don’t follow any ship tag. So I literally do not see most negativity. This is helpful because people like being dicks in tags and to put their shitty vagueblogging in there, but are often too fucking cowardly to come at you personally.

90% of the time, my awareness that people resent me for having “””impure””” popular fics comes from friends giving me a heads up that someone is talking shit. And when they do, I block that person.

2. Relevant to the above: It took me a long time to understand that people resent my fics being popular, not their actual subject matter. It’s a jealousy thing. I have written some filth that never got really popular, and no one gave a shit. It’s only when I start getting a lot of comments and kudos that suddenly I’m the Great Satan. Keeping in mind that bitches be jealous super helps.

Most recent example: people didn’t start to talk shit about ASAFAF until I started to see fanart based on the story. C’mon.

3. I genuinely believe in the diversity of stories we tell. Like, gushing gold is a great example of a fic I deeply enjoyed writing and sharing, but that I also knew was not for everyone. But it was for some people.

When you are writing a subject matter that you are passionate about, understand that other people are going to be passionate about it too. There are people who need difficult or uncomfortable stories told to affirm they aren’t alone, to help work through rare subject matter, to just enjoy in a world that doesn’t offer them much media.

No story is for everyone, but every story is for someone. Take pride in that.

4. No, really. Block people. Block anyone who makes you uncomfortable, and never look back.

I know it’s apparently a Thing, to block someone, then check in on them? I don’t do this. Once someone is blocked, they no longer exist in my universe.

5. Avoid younger fans. This obviously applies to older fen like me, but broadly speaking, this purity politics culture comes from younger fans attacking older fans, and a lack of understanding that Fandom is a place for a wide group of people with disparate experiences and interests.

Not all young fans are part of that, obviously, but… if someone young enjoys my stuff, I’m glad. I hope they like it. But I avoid deep discussion and interaction and attempts to befriend me, because I am 27 years old and write porn on the internet and shouldn’t be talking to young folks. If anyone doesn’t understand the logic of that, for my protection and for theirs, that is genuinely not my problem and I’m sure they’ll figure it out later.

Boundaries: they are important for adults as much as kids. Enforce them.

6. …

A lot of it is that I’ve been in fandom for over half my life now. I’ve seen a lot of shit. I’ve been through a lot of shit. (Anyone remember that pissant who tried to report me to the government because I told them to stop harassing me after +6 months of bullshit? lol) I’ve had great fandom experiences and I’ve had ones I would love to hit Undo on.

There are amazing people in fandom and there are fucking hilariously awful shitheads in fandom. The majority of people are decent, and they enjoy what I do, and if you start making content and sharing it, you will find people who enjoy what you do. There are people who follow me who shoot me out of the blue supportive Asks on bad days, who read my fic even when they don’t know the source material, who encouraged me to write my book and then bought the damn thing.

The purity police are scary, abusive fuckers. But they are not the majority, and the less you interact with them, the less they can affect you. They want an opponent, they want someone to fight so they can play victim, they want to be the Valiant Warrior Of Purity.

Ignore ‘em. Make them take their boring pedantic morality play elsewhere.

ETA: 7. Don’t fight the purity police and don’t try to convince them or win them over. It literally never works. These are people who are in a bad place and you cannot move them from that place. Only they can, when they grow the fuck up. Don’t do it. You will not win, you will expend energy on people who gobble it up to fuel their shitstirring and vagueblogging, and they will just know they can successfully antagonize you.

Take that annoyance and frustration. Channel it into writing more rad shit. 

.

I hope this helps at all, anon. Remember, also, that the AO3 is your friend, and you can keep your tumblr and your AO3 a little bit separated. That can help.

  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: Why was Klavier Gavin's backstory and character never explored in-game? He had so much room to be developed as a character. His relationship with Kristoph was only touched upon for a few moments, through actions and not words. If Klavier had spoken about Kristoph and his home life with him at least ONCE; the ending would have been much more powerful. Although it is not likely that Klavier would come right out and say this, seeing as his emotional walls are built up higher than Mount Everest and he uses humor and dazzling smiles to brush away serious topics (not as though capcom made that 100% clear through actual development, it was left up to fans to analyze his character as I am doing right now); they could have easily have Apollo become concerned for him and percieve the truth. Seriously, they had a lawyer who's whole schtick was being a human lie detector and a rival prosecutor who is constantly fake to hide his emotions, and they didn't go that route even once? It would have done wonders for their relationship and later interactions. Like, idk, one theory why they didn't do this is because they realized how fucking gay they made miles and phoenix in the trilogy and they didn't want to do the same thing with klavier and apollo but that clearly isn't the case seeing as they introduced him with klavier saying that he's "never felt this way with a man" + his constant not-subtle flirting throughout the game afterwards. Back to the point, literally every other prosecutor and their relationship with the main defense attorney (for the sake of not spoiling some of the lesser-played games, I will only cover the trilogy) was by far superiorly developed. Miles and phoenix do not need an explanation, Franziska (although, she is a character who I personally believe needs more attention and development unrelated to her father. I recognize the impact manfred had on her is incredibly large, im just pissed b/c wow shocking a female character who's development is largely revolving around a man what a surprise. However, that is a topic for another day) had a clear desire to take revenge on phoenix for her father (though later we would find out that that wasn't completely the case) and the events of jfa were the start of her realization that perfection is not everything (though she has still not gotten there yet). In addition, she was further developed in both of the investigations games. Godot (ugh) was given a very personal backstory, and despite the fact that he was a sexist character (Klavier falls in this category too, due to his 'fraulein' comments but honestly??? this germanyaboo probably doesn't even know what he's actually saying) who LITERALLY murdered someone, we are constantly thrown lines such as "a lawyer doesn't cry until it's all over" because capcom wants us to feel sorry for him. However, the tear-fuel for klavier we get is one short conversation between him and kristoph (which, I will admit, made me cry... but that's probably due to my immense love for this character). Which is okay in itself I suppose, however, it is a relationship we know??? barely anything about??????? Yes, we know it was clearly not a good one, thanks capcom for the immense detail. When I first played apollo justice i thought "Okay, I guess this is fine, I mean they surely develop him more in the sequel, right?"; but I was sadly disappointed because 1. apollo justice never got a sequel (what the FUCK) and 2. klavier's appearence in dual destinies CLEARLY was simply to get us to "shut up" about him not ever getting any attention, and he didnt really do anything of strong importance. Klavier gavin had so much potential as a character and capcom fucking blew it. Now, though I love these jokes as much as the next person, I get to see klavier being summed up as "the gay fake german piano guy lol"; occasionally finding one or two fanfictions of him being an actual person. There are so many things capcom could have done with him and i am thoroughly disappointed. And another thing, what the FUCK is up with his dd voice acto
  1. Anonymous said: About that last LGBTQ+ post you made, I really feel you. As a young asexual biromantic girl, I was so happy to go to my first gay parade, and it turned out to be an almost traumatic experience. Drunk men and women both were hitting on me, making body contact with very few clothing items and when I said if they can stop, as I have a boyfriend and I am ace, they were like “Why do you say you are part of our community if you are straight, then? You are not welcome”. -continues-
  2. Anonymous said: I know I’m not gay, but I am not straight either! I’m a biromantic ace girl and the fact I have a boyfriend doesn’t make me straight! I was also told my LGBTQ+ local community I’m homophobic for not wanting to go to a pride again, since it was awful for me. But apparently I’m homophobic. Idk, it’s sad because it seems that the same way white feminists don’t understand the oppression black girls face, gays don’t understand the oppression other queers face. - continues -
  3. Anonymous said: Gay parades are apparently only for gay people (and sometimes trans), and, people in general, be it gays, white women, or else only understand the oppression they themselves face. Of course this doesn’t apply to everyone, but I think it applies to most people. Idk it just makes me angry I’m not welcome neither in straight places, neither in queer places and that even oppressed people only care about themselves. Sorry for the rant.


Can I first just say how sorry I am that your pride event experience was ruined by those people? I mean, the one space, the one event where you’re supposed to feel safe and welcome, and they completly trashed it with their bullsh*t. I’m especially disgusted by the outright disrespect for not only your sexuality, but the blatant disregard for your personal space and comfort. Furthermore, ignoring your requests for them to stop? Un-f*cking-believable . 

And the thing is, I see/hear about this a lot. Especially from, as you’ve noted, certain white gay folks who act like anyone not them can’t be included. My god do I see this a Loooooot. I also hear the whole: ‘What? You don’t participate in such-a-such event or speak out at rallys or speak for the whole community? WELL YOU’RE HOMOPHOBIC!’ Which is just utter and complete nonsense to begin with, but is also completly ignores anyone with a disability, social anxiety, fear for their life due to dangerous environment, children, people with PTSD, people with traumatic experiences, etc etc etc. 

The whole concept that one can ‘own’ and control the entire LGBTQIA community, and therefore commands who can stay and who can go, needs to be thrown in the trash. People need to stop this. 

I’m sorry, again, anon. I hope any future endeavors are safer and more welcoming to you. I know it’ll probably take time, or some pointy elbows and a pissed-off-cockroach attitude, but I really do hope things improve. 

And, even as only one member of this vast community, I absolutely welcome you with all my heart. 

anonymous asked:

Could you please relax? We get it, you and many other people hate kataang, but don't you think it gets excessive? Can't we just all accept that we have different shipping preferences and move on? It's been nearly 10 years since the finale, so there's no reason in prolonging this. It just puts a damper on everybody's fun. I'm pretty sure it doesn't make you happy to talk about something you hate. You're entitled to your opinions but there's no reason to keep going on about it after so long.

Pfffft, sweetheart, come on, I’m super chill.

Anyhow, you know what’s excessive?

Being a creator of a show and then taking art your fans, mostly children, sent you and turning it into a video mocking said fans, who were, again, mostly children.

Like, there is nothing, nothing at all, ever that any anti-Kataang person could ever do what could ever match the sheer vileness and disgustingness and just plain wrongness that the captains of your ship did.

I could spend the rest of my life calling Kataang shippers out on how shallow their interpretation of the text is and how little you actually care about these characters, but in the end I’m just some blog on the internet, you can just block me.

Mike and Bryan are the creators of AtLA and the reason I’m not nearly as upset about any of this as people seem to think I am is because, ultimately, I have the satisfaction of knowing that my ship was never liked by actual garbage like them.

They’re your captains, so idk, try not to choke on the smell and enjoy your stay on their garbage boat, I guess?

Also, good on you for sticking around for over ten years but I literally just got here.

Besides, I’m not talking about something I hate. I love Aang, he’s my favourite character, and I love Katara and I love AtLA and I love Katara and Aang’s relationship so of course I’m going to be writing about how it’s bullshit the way they destroyed it so that they could have their twelve-year-old self-insert make out with the hot babysitter.

Look, Zutara’s beautiful, but ultimately it’s simple: they compliment one-another, lift each other up, and push each other forward. Aang and Katara though… hoooh boy.

Like, the western religious symbolism (Katara as Virgin Mary Aang as Jesus), the eastern philosophy (Attachment as the ultimate obstacle to enlightenment), the way they dance around each other and idealize one another…this is all some premium psychological drama right there.

Add to that the way they actually, truly love one another and how that love was poised as a single step away from both divine and selfless, hence the Pietà, and you get the single uniquest, most interesting dynamic between two characters that I’ve ever seen.

And then they ruin it. They make it petty and jealous and possessive and lustful (which, double-triple-extra ew.) and just all around shrink it until it can fit around actual Nice Guys™ Mike and Bryan and I will continue to be upset about this until I stop and if you have a problem with it, it’s entirely yours, don’t come to my inbox with it.

Also, “Can’t we just all accept that we have different shipping preferences and move on?” Sweetie, sweetie, it’s all properly tagged. Always. And that is accepting different shipping preferences.

anonymous asked:

I agree with the critical post you reblogged but i dont get what you mean by their pasts are being obliterated? The virignal coding of emma?

This took a while, but I really wanted to think about it, and it’s still messy and vague, so be ye warned. To be honest, this reply got backspaced a load of different times because you got me really considering the depths of why I feel this way.

My immediate answer was that what I see (in this whole 6B arc especially) is Killian Jones, previously defined by his previous role of command, the things he holds sentimental and dear, his visual cues, and his familial ties having all that tucked away or dismissed in favour of neutralising his threatening (in many ways) past and defining his happy ending as becoming Emma 2.0: Storybrooke deputy.

With Emma, it’s less striking, because it’s Killian that’s assimilating to her world, but it’s there, too, but more subtly? Emma whose points of pride are her ability to find people and to read people having those things neutralised to allow for plot to move forward in a suitably dramatic fashion (see: not reading Killian at all and not looking for him when he was missing)?

That rankles me, but that’s not really an answer, I don’t think. Why does that rankle me? Why do I feel so bone-deep that these things that I see being swallowed by the narration are something that the characters hold as dear as I do? Maybe they’re OK letting these things go as they evolve into their new lives happily ever after?

But that’s the thing. That’s the reason why. I just posted this bit earlier because it kind of hit me like a ton of bricks: the reason why the “happy ending” we’re getting for these characters feels strange and ill-fitting to me, is because I’m trying to define their happy endings by what I’ve actually seen them happy about on the show, not just what makes them not sad/stressed/angry, and I’m not seeing those very, very, few things reflected at all in what we’re getting.

I think one of the problem this show has, is that it doesn’t really do a great job of establishing sources of joy for its main characters. Supporting characters are often given a passion that exists as the key to solving a dilemma: Merida has her archery, Ariel has her collections, and even though she’s more than a bit role, Belle has her books. Hell, Henry has his music, movies and writing, and Regina has her horses. We’ve seen these characters light up like Christmas trees when talking about these things. I can picture Ariel as a museum curator in a heartbeat because I know that tending a collection is something that makes her little merheart sing (free AU prompt! Omg come on that would be adorable!)

So what is it for Emma and Killian? When do we see them excited and happy about things? When do they describe their pleasure?

Not fucking much, tbh.

(haha my long winded ass continues below the cut!)

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