what else should i put in these tags

I am really tired yall.

Lemme just preface this with saying that I am a writer. I have been writing for most of my life. I have taken actual classes about writing and about what fiction can offer you, me, and people as a whole. I have won an award for something that I wrote. I know and love fiction, be it in written form, graphic novels, or film. It is all so good and complex and it’s something I am passionate about. That said, let’s get into this.

A good majority of the discourse that goes on in most of the fandoms I’m in stem from the idea that violence and forbidden sexual acts in fiction will encourage those actions in reality. It is important to know, firstly, that the only time this happens is when a person is immature enough or not mentally healthy enough to distinguish reality from fiction. Growing up, my parents would often stop horror movies (back when I first started watching them) to ask me questions. To be fair, they were pretty shitty people, but in this one aspect, they were so good about making sure I knew this difference. “You know this is just a movie, right? None of the stuff on the tv is real.” They’d assure before continuing the film.

It’s not real.

Now, half of the stuff I read or watched back then was nowhere near pushing boundaries or making me think critically about society or whatever. However, I knew that what I watched wasn’t real. It was images on a screen. If I don’t like what I’m seeing, I can walk away. It doesn’t have to affect me, personally,  unless I let it.

Now, lets circle back. School. College. I took a writing class that used this book:

Granted, it was a screenwriting class and most of the chapters were about various script formats, but the beginning chapters focused on why we write and why we make the stories we do.

It had a section in it describing how human needs and desires are met through fiction. It detailed those needs in a list. This list:

Please draw your attention to the ones on the list that say that fictions helps people to:

Be purged of unpleasant emotions

To have vicarious but controlled emotional experiences

To confront, in a controlled situation, the horrible and terrible

To explore taboo subjects without guilt

Just because you personal don’t need various forms of ‘taboo’ media, doesn’t mean that others don’t. Media, in all of its forms, is a way for people to explore things safely. It’s an outlet that doesn’t harm anyone and it offers the creator and viewer/reader a safe way of exploring the complexities of situations (or in some cases relationships) that these people do not want to be involved in irl. Because we can distinguish reality from fiction. Because none of us are going out killing people or getting into abusive relationships or fucking our sibling.

While being critical of the media we consume is important and it is vital to dissect the whys of the media being created, there is a line between creating open discussion about these taboos, about the society and personal experiences that makes one need these outlets, and verbally abusing and harassing strangers.

If you want to create a dialogue about media or a ship you don’t agree with, fine. Talk about it. Dissect it. Really dig deep into the human condition and the psychology behind these outlets, but don’t shame people for them to the point of telling them to kill themselves or telling them they are human garbage or what the fuck ever.

Fiction isn’t always meant to be picturesque. It’s not always going to be SFW. If that isn’t your cup of tea, then great. Stop going into the tags of things that make you feel unhealthy. You do you. Keep yourself safe. Stop continuously exposing yourself to content that you can’t swallow. To keep getting involved, to keep harassing people, to keep abusing strangers shows that you don’t give a damn about the content. You need an excuse to bully someone else and indulge in holier-than-thou circle jerks with other people who also have no sense of what fiction is for.

Love Conquers All (On Sherlock Season 4)

I’m currently re-watching Season 4, simply just to indulge myself, and mainly because I personally loved it. I thought I was done expressing everything I have to say about the matter in this post, but there has been an unending sh*t-storm still looming over S4 that has gone beyond what I had expected. Not to mention that things I’ve seen on Twitter earlier regarding the so-called Norbury movement.

I am not dismissing the fact that this season had its flaws, but there’s a significant meaning to it all that some people are dismissing because they’ve been blinded by their own illusions that I would want to highlight. For someone who had cried over and mulled over these episodes more than the past 3 seasons, this season gave my love for existentialism a baseline that tugged at the heart – the very reason why I wanted to talk about it.

Originally posted by esterlocked

Just a brief explanation, existentialism is the belief that life has no meaning in general. To quote Moriarty, “Staying alive… So boring, isn’t it? It’s just… staying.” However, what I like about it is the idea that society or any other factor is not responsible for giving life it’s meaning – it is solely up to the individual to discover it on their own.

With that said, I think this is why this season resonated with me so much, and I find the chaos in some parts of the fandom frustrating, especially to the point that the writers are being attacked for this. So as usual, I have to say something about it. Because instead of writing articles for work, I’m thinking about Sherlock.

Anyway, I’m just gonna go ahead with my point.


The Six Thatchers : Horrors Of The Past

This may be my least favourite among the three, but the message of this episode is clearly simple: we all have horrors that will come and haunt us in the future – and how we face it all comes down to the path we choose. 

We live hundreds, and even thousands of roles throughout our lives. And we all have our past; things that we regret, hate, cringe at, miss, still believe in, etc. But whatever that past might be, what I got from TST is that you can never run from your past as it catches up to you, but it is one facet of your life does not completely define you.

Originally posted by akajustmerry

Death has been played with through the past seasons that it seemed all too mundane to us now, in terms of the context of the show. But S4 is here to correct this notion in Mary’s persona. With Mary saying that Mary Watson was the only life worth living, it showed that we get to choose which part of our lives we live out the most.

Same with John and his ‘cheating’. To be fair, I’m pissed at the fact that this was completely out of character. But when the series culminated, I understood why they have to do it. We saw what we wanted to see in these characters as they were presented to us – John was supposedly honourable, kind, and courageous, but what is this? Who is this new John? 

This is where I head to my next point. 


The Lying Detective : Being Alive And Human

This episode made me cry buckets, to be honest. And it is because this is all about changing what you know about these characters and seeing them all in a different light. 

Here we see a Sherlock not led by the mind but the heart, a John who was weak against temptation, a cheater, someone who looked jealous from having the spotlight all on the detective – it showed that no one is ultimately good and that someone’s facade is not who they entirely are. It shows that everyone has their ups and downs because that’s what humanity is about. It illustrated that everyone was capable of being angry, desperate, conceited, weak, lonely, alone, etc. It highlighted how these characters are broken – especially Sherlock – and how redemption can mean so much more to a person. 

We all have our flaws, our downfalls, our agonies; but who are we really, at our most vulnerable? And who are the people willing to believe in us even if we’ve shown them our true, and sometimes, faded colours?

Originally posted by halloawhatisthis

“Taking your own life. Interesting expression, taking it from who? Once it’s over, it’s not you who’ll miss it. Your own death is something that happens to everyone else. Your life is not your own, keep your hands off it.”

This is a plea. That shutting down and ending your life is and should never be the answer. This is one of the most beautiful pieces of dialogue I have ever heard, and it’s a very upfront message about warranting a value on your own life. And for people to threaten the writers of the show that they are the ones who caused the lives that are put in the line or the self-harm that will happen due to their distaste for TFP is devastating to me.

And yes, there have been people tweeting Mark and BBC that they are and will be responsible for these lives, which is just unfair.


The Final Problem : On Love And Redemption

I’ve seen people questioning why Benedict said ‘love conquers all’ in one interview before the season aired. There has also been statements that this season will be ‘groundbreaking’, which others failed to see why, leading to the claims that the showrunners are queerbaiting.

Now, every single show, every single actor, not just in Sherlock, but basically everywhere, is being put in the microscope because they need to identify with something, and that they need to represent a cause — which I get! I advocate for this! But, just when the world is being careful about mixing up their characters or when they are inserting a gay character just because now, society is demanding them to, Sherlock had already presented that years before (note that some TV shows only became more open to having gay characters around late 2014, early 2015-ish onwards because people are becoming more vocal about it as inspired by those bold enough to make a first move, e.g. Glee). 

Here, we have an openly gay character (which is still another topic of debate but I stand by it when I say Irene used the term gay loosely), had openly gay actors play brilliant and unstereotypical roles, and for God’s sake, Mark Gatiss is a gay man who is behind this brilliant show, and  that’s the very reason they passed it off as normal. They didn’t do it in a way that we always have to be reminded that the character is gay, that there has to be a sex scene just to prove that they’re gay… it’s just there – again, as one facet of the characters. Sex, as something that has been explicitly expressed in the show, isn’t the only thing that defines a character or their relationships with someone else, and I appreciated that. They had a story to tell – the story of these characters as a whole and not just one side of them. 

And personally, I did see why they made their claims as indicated by my chosen title. When this season ended, Sherlock who claimed to have never been attuned to his emotions, had his eyes open and had embraced that he was also human, flawed, and is capable to love IN ALL FORMS. 

Originally posted by fangirlhani

He learned to value his life because of what happened to Mary, he had admitted that he also succumbs to his impulses with Irene Adler (texting or beyond that, depends on what you want to believe), he fully realised that he would never ever want to hurt and make Molly feel like she’s being used by him because she’s his friend, he was able to extend a more human side of himself to John more than he did before, he finally understood and accepted Mycroft’s intentions and actions which I think mended their relationship significantly (this one hits me to the core so much), and lastly, he discovered that if he was left in the air in isolation, he might have ended up like Eurus, which is why he never wanted to make her feel alone again. 

To me, it is groundbreaking because it left that cliche of someone running off into the sunset in the end and it’s all butterflies and rainbows. They wrapped it up with the characters still broken, but living through it day by day because someone chose to love, accept, and help them heal despite their flaws. 

It is what it is, they keep on saying, because that’s how life is. It can be unbearable and it can most certainly be shit, but in the end, whether you ship Johnlock, Adlock, Sherlolly, Sheriarty, Mollstrade, Mystrade, etc., if we all let love – self-love, romantic love, familial love, platonic love – all kinds of love in our lives, it will help us conquer all, within and beyond this show. 

I painted a little Rufus with some daisies and hydrangea flowers! 🌼
This was really fun to paint :>

Get well soon Stefán! 💜

Hope that I can see you today ♥

A lovely Lucy Heartfilia that I had in my sketchbook, I’m thinking about getting my illustrations out of my sketchbook before the manga ends… I love this characters so much, I just want to share my love with all of you.

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So, here’s the thing…

Basically, I’m kind of a Morse Code geek, and I translated Logan and Roman’s rap battle into Morse Code and then used four different colors in a spreadsheet to represent dots, dashes, letter breaks, and word breaks. (The first picture includes the letters to help make that more clear, but it’s not intended to have the letters showing.

Anyway, even though I haven’t finished it yet, it’s a ton of effort to do this. Personally I think it’s pretty cool-looking and I was hoping to do it with more TS songs, but I don’t want to put that much time into something that no one else is interested in.

So what do you all think? Is it cool? Should I continue with it? Comments (tags included) > Reblogs > Likes.

anonymous asked:

Hi can you help me find this fic? It's about Stiles and Derek having one night stand. Stiles wakes up before Derek and tries to leave but Derek wakes up (half asleep) an tells Stiles that he's pretty and that he should stay. Stiles stays. ☺️

That could honestly be one of a million fics bb, lol!  Do you remember anything else?  In the meantime, here’s a Sterek centric update of the One Night Stand tag.   -Emmy

Originally posted by jashuehdz

Manly Man by baeberiibungh 

(1,346 I Explicit I Complete)

Derek blinks at the small shelf behind the mirror. His eye twitches. What a douche.

Put That Body On Me by brokenpromisesandhope 

(1,946 I Explicit I Complete)   *college student!stiles

Stiles meets a beautiful man at the bar and they have super hot sex.

Hypnotic Taking Over Me by Lexatomic 

(1,973 I Explicit I Complete)

When Derek Hale allows himself to have a little fun at a party, Stiles can’t help but stare. The alcohol, the loud music and the warm tension in the air, those probably are the reasons why they end up having sex in Derek’s bed. Probably.

or

That one night stand they will probably never forget.

One More Night by brokenpromisesandhope 

(2,265 I Explicit I Complete)  *also derek/ofc, stiles/omc, other infidelity (not Derek or Stiles)

Stiles and Derek both just got broken up with.. what are they to do.

The Pickup Line I Deserve by hannah_baker 

(4,227 I Explicit I Complete)

Derek Hale has a type: tall, lanky, pale, brunette, passive. Stiles Stilinski is nearly all of those things - but not quite.

Or, The Time Derek Hale’s One Night Stand Was More Than He Bargained For.

A Broken Heart is Blind by orphan_account 

(5,327 I Mature I Complete)  *college au

College AU - When Lydia dumps Stiles to get back with Jackson, Stiles rebounds with Derek, his former TA. It was just supposed to be a one night stand, but they’re both a little confused about what the rules for those are.

Savannah by SlipOfAScribe 

(5,757 I Explicit I Complete)

Stiles has had it with bad relationships. Tonight he’s just going to find the best sex of his life and that’s it! Until, that is, Tall Dark and Handsome comes along and ruins it all.

Inspired by The Clicks “Savannah”

Dance on the Edge by redeyedwrath

(6,076 I Explicit I Complete)  *teacher!stiles

“He isn’t even aware he’s staring until the guy turns that glare to him and Stiles can instantly feel his dick grow hard. Seriously, fear boners are a thing. He has the evidence in his too tight skinny jeans.”

Or, in which Stiles has a one night stand to get over Lydia and falls in love. Yeah. Nice.

Unmade Plans by manicSaturday 

(16,699 I Explicit I Complete)  *mpreg

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Who was the fucking genius that said that? Because right now, Stiles is flipping out of his mind.

Or the one where Stiles and Derek’s one-night stand turns into late night rendezvous, Friday night movies, a special surprise and maybe a happy ending… yep, definitely a happy ending. I’m not that cruel.

Destiny Knows by TaliskerMortem 

(22,523 I Not Rated I WIP)  *accidental knotting

 It was supposed to be just an ordinary one-night stand. A quick tumble in the sheets and then good-bye. Derek’s wolf however, had other plans.

OR: The one in which Derek and Stiles do the do and a certain part of Derek’s wolfish anatomy decides they should be bonded for life.

Pretty Melody by thepsychicclam 

(30,501 I Explicit I Complete)  *musician!derek, bartender!stiles

Stiles hasn’t seen Derek in six years, so when he shows up at the bar where Stiles works, claiming to be some indie rock star, Stiles can’t believe it. Stiles has even more trouble believing that he and Derek are about to have a one night stand.

Soon one night turns into two and three, and seeing Derek causes old wounds to open for Stiles. As Stiles reconnects with Derek, he finds himself painting things he’s been avoiding, and he thinks maybe he’ll finally start to heal.

I’m a Believer by LittleLynn

(41,721 I Explicit I Complete)

Stiles’ one night stand turns out to be a lot more than he bargained for. Not that he minds, like, at all.

ORGANISATION TIPS FOR FRESHERS: THE BARE MINIMUM SO YOU CAN STRESS LESS p1/4

WHAT TO HAVE:

1. A SAFE PLACE – keep all irreplaceable/important documents like your birth certificate, a level certificates, UCAS letters in here. Ideally a concertina folder, or a folder with different sections. Mine is organised by bank stuff, ID, student finance, qualifications, tenancy, and my part time job. Keep this folder in your room and ideally keep a list of what is inside taped to the front.

2. NOTEBOOK – for lecture notes, shopping lists, any notes. At lectures, write the week number, date, module title, etc at the top. If anything requires action (e.g. you have to email someone, read something for next week) circle it, highlight it, underline it, make it clear. When you go home you can make a list of what needs to be done and when. Keep this with you at uni, and when you get home always leave it in the same place in your bag/on your desk. 

3. BINDER – with plastic wallets, dividers if you want. I keep two sections: ‘to do’ and ‘to return’. When a teacher hands me homework or a bit of paper I immediately put it in ‘to do’. When I get home I check ‘to do’ and make a list, decide when to do it. When I’ve done it I immediately put it in ‘to return’. Keep this with you at uni and when you get home always leave it in the same place

4. SEMESTER PLANNER – week numbers going down, mon/tues/wed/thurs/fri/sat/sun going across. Write down deadlines, birthdays, holidays so you can see everything in one place. You might notice two deadlines in the same week. Keep on your wall.

5. WEEKLY PLANNER – print off one for each week, hours of the day going down, days of the week going across. Fill in your classes, society events, etc. Write your goal for that week (e.g. a deadline, or to begin an essay). Keep this in your notebook/binder so if you need to organise a tutorial or to meet a friend, you can quickly check when you are free.

6. FORGET PLACE – this is where I put things I can forget about. Put in stuff you look at occasionally like recipes, or old photos, or internship info you don’t want to think about right now. When I write down a list of all my assessments, I stuff it in the forget place and stop worrying. Keep this stuff in a plastic wallet/folder in your room.

Hey there!

This is a new blog, hell yeah! I made this tonight after concern about recent hate and negativity I’ve seen being spread in all types of tags and making its way to people’s inboxes in the fandom SO I decided to counteract that that with a positivity blog! 

What will this blog function as?

  • Essentially you can send in a url and a kind message about them or whatever positive message you want to give them!

How will they be posted?

  • I will be posting them as separate posts on nicely typed images because all the lovely people deserve nice things <333

Anything we should know?

  • Be patient with the posts as they will each be individually typed out, formatted, and posted.

Who the fuck are you?

Anything else?

  • Love and respect others and don’t put hate and mean stuff in tags. It can really ruin a persons day!
  • Be positive and spread kindness!!
  • Help spread the word about this blog!!
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VILLAINOUS! >:D

I can’t tell you how hyped I am for this show. There hasn’t even been an established pilot episode yet and I’m already in love with the characters/lore. I’m really looking forward to seeing what else Alan Ituriel has in store for the series, and if you haven’t seen any of the shorts yet here’s the Spanish dub (provided with subtitles) of them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo8NwDptljM&t=

I seriously have no idea why Cartoon Network hasn’t released the English dub yet. They should really get on that soon because people are already starting to put up English dubs of the show on YouTube.

hunk: what’s keith eating over there?
lance: oh that’s his floor beef
hunk: his what?
lance: keith was watching pidge and me play video games when all of a sudden he was like, “hold on i’m going to get my beef” and we thought he was joking but he came back with a container just fucking filled with beef. just a box full of slices of beef with nothing else
hunk: huh
lance: then he dropped the whole thing on my clean floor. it was upside down. beef everywhere.
hunk: so what’s he eating now
lance: it’s the same beef. he just picked it up and kept eating

Here is how I outline a research review essay!

Sometimes called a literature review cos it’s lit, it’s main focus is to “review the state of the literature” regarding a certain topic. Think of it like a book review; but instead of evaluating a book, you’re evaluating several research articles within a topic. Alright, here we go!


CHOOSING A TOPIC

When choosing a topic to write about, it’s important to be sure that it’s not too broad but also not too specific. You want enough articles to work with, but too many will make it harder to focus on certain themes.

My advice is to start with a general idea, something that interests you, and then work your way from there. 

(ex. sleeping problems)

Some ways to narrow down your topic:

Incorporate some of the five W’s (who, what, when, where, why).

(ex. sleeping problems –> in children)

Find a specific subtopic. As you’re skimming through articles, keep an eye out for common themes.

(ex. sleeping problems –> in children –> with behavioral problems)

You’ll know when you’ve narrowed down your topic when the article results are narrowed to a few hundred or so. 


ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Now that you’ve got a topic narrowed down, it’s time to read! After reading through a handful of articles, I suggest narrowing down the articles you’re going to work with to 5-8 (while having less articles to work with may seem easier, it’s actually harder later on haha).

And for every one of those articles, fill out this guideline…

Citation:

Whichever citation format you’re using (like apa, mla, etc.) It’s extremely useful to properly write out the citation for each article beforehand. That way, you can simply ctrl c ctrl v that ish in the final draft. 

Also, I suggest writing it out yourself, following the format’s guidelines, instead of using a generator because those can sometimes be unreliable according to my professor who might’ve just said that to make me cite on my own :/   but either way, learning to cite on your own is a very useful skill!

Summarize:

A small summary of each article will help you to quickly recall what each article is about. What is the point of the article? What topics are covered? Also write down any significant annotations you made while reading the article.

Assess:

Now that you’ve summarized each article, it’s helpful to write your initial evaluations for each. Was the source credible? Were the research methods valid? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Was there bias? Any gaps in the article? etc. etc.

this is the part where the reviewing of the book comes in. Don’t repeat what the article said (that’s what the summary is for), but analyze how it was said.

Reflect:

Instead of focusing on the singular article, now you need to focus on how it will fit within your paper as a whole. Write how you think you’ll use this article in your paper. Any comparisons or contradictions to other articles? Has this article changed your thinking on the overall topic?

Be sure to do an annotated bibliography for EACH article.


PAPER OUTLINE

Now the specifics for your paper will vary depending on what your professor wants, what class it’s for, as well as the topic of the research articles; but, here is a general guideline…

Intro:

1. Introduce your topic.

2. Focus your topic into the specific research question.

(ex. what is the relationship between sleeping problems and behavioral problems within children)

3. Discuss the importance or relevance of your topic.

(ex. this is important because it can help treat children with behavioral and/or sleeping problems)

4. Discuss how you outlined the rest of your paper into sections as best fits your topic. (Write this at the end of the rough draft)

Body:

This is the hard part. But you’ve actually already have half of it done. Yeah, remember those annotated bibliographies you wrote? With the information from those, simply arrange and rearrange your evaluations from those.

Some examples of subtopics to write about:

Evaluate the kinds of studies, discuss similarities & contradictions, write about gaps or inconsistencies between articles, write about patterns within the articles, and possible biases. 

those are just a few, but always keep in mind that you’re not stating what the articles say, but how they say it. (this is the mantra)

Conclusion:

1. Discuss the implications & your interpretations of your findings. Basically, how does what you found in your evaluations affect what we know about the topic?

(ex. If there were many gaps and inconsistencies in the research, would that make the findings of the overall topic credible and useful or nah?)

2. Direction of future research. After bashing on everyone else lmao jk, what do you suggest should be done next in terms of research? (different approach, more attention to minimizing biases, etc.)



And that’s it! yay!! While this may seem like overkill for an outline, keep in mind that the more attention you put in it, the easier you’re later drafts and editing will be.

Anyways, I hoped this helped, and I’m sorry if this seems like a lot TT just know that once you start, the rest is easy :)

I’m gonna tag a few of my favorite studyblrs cos why not lol so @studyblr @studylustre @studyrose @study-owl @sherlockian-studies @stvdybuddies @emmastudies  ♡ 

❧ k.mg | cooking class

pairing; seventeen mingyu x reader

genre; fluff, humor

synopsis; y/n was dragged to a cooking class by her friend, but due to last minute circumstances, her best friend couldn’t make it. a total newbie at cooking, y/n couldn’t help but make a mess out of everything. mingyu voluntarily pairs up with her so she’d be able to get something done.

word count; 1101 words

“No, that’s fine,” I said, my voice laced with sarcasm. “That’s totally fine, you just happened to move up a few ranks on my to-kill list.”

“Y/N!” Caroline exclaimed. “It’s not my fault that my little brother decided to do his somersaults down the stairs today!”

I laughed. “Alright, alright. Send my regards to your lil’ brother.”

I heard Caroline heave a sigh of relief on the other end of the phone, probably at the fact that she realized I wasn’t mad.

“Thanks, sweetheart.”

“You’re welcome, pumpkin.” 

The both of us giggled like 12-year-olds, and hung up after saying our goodbyes. 

Caroline and I planned to go for a cooking class that day. Actually, we didn’t plan to. Caroline had been finding interest in cooking these days, but all I liked about the kitchen was about it having food to eat. She didn’t have anyone else to follow her to the cooking class, so she pretty much blackmailed me with my ‘best friend position’ to tag along with her.

So I did. And this happens. 

I sighed, pulling out a pair of jeans — that was my regular. I looked around my closet, wondering what top I should wear. It was cold out, so I chose a turtleneck sweater.

I quickly dressed, and put on simple makeup to cover any imperfections on my skin. I wasn’t a huge makeup guru, but I used it sometimes.

I checked the time. I had another hour before the class started. I needed around 45 minutes to get there, so I planned to leave the house in around ten minutes. 

I sighed. Caroline was pretty much the big reason why I agreed to go. She was, with no doubt, pretty good at cooking. I wouldn’t worry much if I cooked with her, because even if I started a fire, she’d probably put it out with a soup she boiled.

Exaggeration, but you get it.

I suddenly worry for my own life. I’d probably kill myself in the kitchen; chop off a finger or two.


I reached the cooking class ten minutes early. The bus driver was quick on the road today. 

I was led to a empty area with seats, probably a mini waiting area. I looked around, and pretty much everyone had their friends with them. Even those who looked like they came alone seemed experienced.

We were all led into a large cookery room, and everyone stood in front of a single working area. Those who came in pairs were allowed to work together. We put on the aprons they provided, and started on the class.

Each working area had the basic needs for cooking — a stove, pots and pans, cutlery, and a few cooking ingredients which I was clueless about.

The chef told us that we’d be making cupcakes that day, and I saw a ray of hope. I mean, cupcakes wouldn’t be that hard to make, right?

Wrong.

The moment I started, I became a confused mess. Everyone seemed to be following the chef’s instructions well, but I was just lost. I managed to catch one part of what she said, and added butter and sifted flour into the mixing bowl. 

Now, I mix it. I think. 

I turned on the hand-held mixer, and it started spinning like crazy, as if possessed. The mixture started splattering out of its bowl, and I couldn’t hold the bowl in place. 

“Shoot,” I blurted, at a loss of what the hell I should do. 

Out of the blue, another hand grabbed the mixer from me, flipping the switch to ‘0′ speed. The mixer slowed down until it came to a complete stop, and I exhaled, exhausted already. 

I looked to my right, expecting to see the chef beside me, but it wasn’t her. 

It was a complete stranger who had been using the other end of the table. Each table had two working areas, and he happened to be alone at the other side. I noticed him before we had started the class. He was extremely handsome.

“Um,” I stuttered. “Thank you.”

I catch sight of the mixture that had splattered on him, mostly on his apron. “I’m so sorry…” I trailed off. 

The stranger laughed. “It’s alright,” he said easily. “Do you mind if I worked with you? I think you’d need some help.”

I narrowed my eyes, and he quickly defended his words. “I meant that in the good way.”

I smiled, and nodded. “That’d be nice.”

He went back to his working area and cleaned up whatever he had used. He hadn’t started on the mixture, so he just left the ingredients in their original places before coming back. 

“I think it’d be better to introduce ourselves real quick so we’d work better,” he said. “I’m Mingyu. 20. Nice to meet you.”

I laughed. “Y/N. I’m 19.”

“Great, I’m a year older,” he said, starting to mix the batter again. 

“Yeah.”

“Why’d you come for this cooking class? You don’t look like one who is interested to cook,” he said. “No offense.”

“None taken,” I said, chuckling. “That’s true. I’m not interested. My friend and I were supposed to come together, but she bailed the last minute because of an accident that happened.”

“That explains,” he said, finishing up the mixing of the batter. “You wanna put the mix into the paper cups?”

“Nothing bad can come out of transferring the batter, right?” I said apprehensively, holding the mixing bowl and scooping some up onto the wooden spoon.

Mingyu snickered. “I don’t think so.”

I managed to finish dividing the batter equally onto the paper cups, and they were placed onto a tray before being put into the oven. 

“We’re done, right?” I asked.

“Kind of. We’ll decorate it after it’s baked,” Mingyu told me. “That is just based on your creativity, so it’ll probably be doable.”

Right after the cupcakes were done, we took them out of the oven and started decorating. I just did simple designs of frosting here and there, and it turned out quite decent. 

“You have a talent for decorating,” Mingyu complimented. “Maybe just not the process of cooking.”

I growled playfully.

The class ended soon, and we were allowed to bring back the cupcakes. Mingyu and I took 4 each. 

We both left the cookery lab together, and stopped outside. 

“Thanks for today,” I said to him. “You saved me from burning down the building.”

Mingyu laughed. “No problem. You were a great partner to work with.”

I looked down, smiling in embarrassment. 

“Do you mind if we… exchange numbers?” he said hesitantly.

I shook my head. “Of course not.”

We both exchanged numbers, and went our separate ways after saying a few more sentences. 

I never thought going to a cooking class alone could be this good. 

Thanks, Caroline. 

Everything as it should be. (part 1)

Steve x Stark!reader, Tony x Stark!reader (sibling)

A/n: Here I go. I am going to try my hand at a multi-part. I’ve done a 2 part before so let’s see how and where this goes. Please leave feedback and let me know what you think. I think there will be around 6 parts in total depending on what kind of reception it gets. Please ask if you want to be tagged in any of my writing. X.

Warnings: angst. Reference to a past relationship. Not really anything else in this chapter. I will give each chapter it’s own warnings.

“Thanks, y/n. I know how hard this is going to be for you but I really appreciate it. Okay. Yeah. Love you too. See you soon. Bye.” Tony rested the phone down on his desk and let out a long, tired sigh.

“Boss, Cap is ready in the conference room for you,” F.R.I.D.A.Y informed him.

“Thanks. Tell him I’m on my way.

Tony entered the conference room a few minutes later and sat at the head of the table.

“Cap.”

“Tony.” Steve nodded

“I have enlisted some help trying to gather evidence to clear Barnes’s name. This is a tough case and I need all the help I can get. Y/n is coming.”

Steve’s eyes went wide and he sat straighter in his chair.

“Are you sure that’s the best idea. I mean given what happened between us?”

“I understand your concern and believe me I didn’t want her involved in all this given the circumstances but she’s a Stark. She’s good at what she does. I need her. We need her.”

“Ok, Tony. I know it must have been a hard decision to make. Thank you.”

“No problem. But let me just warn you, as her older brother. You hurt her in any way and I will kill you. Understand.”

“Completely,“ Steve said looking rather worried knowing that Tony meant it and he knew what he was capable of.

A couple of days later y/n arrived. She was escorted into the building by Happy.

“Wow. This is great he really outdid himself with this one.” Y/n exclaimed as she let her eyes study her surroundings.

“Yeah. He really has, I’m sure he will give you the tour later but he’s asked me to take you straight to him in the common room.”

“Thanks, Happy. I forgot how cheerful you are. Maybe you should change your name to irony.” Y/n huffed out.

“And I forgot that you are a Stark and with that comes sass.” Happy smiled at her.

Happy and y/n had always had this kind of relationship. Kind of like Tony and Happy, only more lighthearted.

“There she is!” Tony called holding his arms out and approaching his baby sister.

“Hey, Tony.” Y/n said into the side of Tony’s neck as they hugged.

“It’s been too long, baby sis,” Tony said as he released her and looked her over.

“I know.” Y/n smiled but her face soon fell when she met the intense blue stare still full of love that she used to know.

“Y/n,” Steve breathed.

“Hello, Steve. Tony, it’s been a long day of travelling, any chance you can show me where I will be staying please.”

“Sure, sweets. Follow me.”

“Thanks.”

As she passed Steve she stopped and looked up at him.

“Just for the record, Steve. I am here to help clear your best friend’s name. Nothing else. I have no desire to talk about what happened between us. It’s in the past. We are all here to put Bucky first, as it should be. As it always has been. I’ll do my best to help and then I’m leaving.” Y/n dropped her gaze to the floor and carried on following Tony, leaving Steve standing there watching her leave. Again. Like she did before.


PART 2

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