why don't i have that skill

anonymous asked:

I don't understand how you get 200 notes on a text post that doesn't even make sense. Why is this blog so popular I don't get it? Who looks at this shit and why?

Sasuke Uchiha (うちはサスケ, Uchiha Sasuke) is one of the last surviving members of Konohagakure’s Uchiha clan. After his older brother, Itachi, slaughtered their clan, Sasuke made it his mission in life to avenge them by killing Itachi. He is added to Team 7 upon becoming a ninja and, through competition with his rival and best friend, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke starts developing his skills. Dissatisfied with his progress, he defects from Konoha so that he can acquire the strength needed to have his revenge. His years of seeking vengeance become increasingly demanding, irrational and isolates him from others, leading him to become an international criminal. After proving instrumental in ending the Fourth Shinobi World War and being happily redeemed by Naruto, Sasuke decides to return to Konoha and dedicates his life to help protect the village and its inhabitants.

Accurate god tier class analysis
  • Knight: Hero complex to the moon and back.
  • Page: Doofuses who don't realise they're doofuses.
  • Seer: Try telling them that they're wrong. I dare you.
  • Prince: Walking disaster and arrogant as hell.
  • Maid: They'll devote themselves to helping you in any way that they can. Until you get on their bad side. Then prepare to be bombarded with four tanks, an army of gnomes, a flower, and lots and lots of fire.
  • Heir: You kinda want to protect them. You don't for the life of you know why.
  • Sylph: If you're still alive, they've decided they like you. And you probably don't even realise they have a vengeful side. It's because they like you.
  • Mage: Highly skilled in avoiding people and pretending that's not what they're doing.
  • Witch: Are they fully sane? Probably not. Do you like them anyway? Pretty much.
  • Thief: Assholes with talent.
  • Rogue: Good at dealing with assholes with talent.
  • Bard: I don't even know man. Let bards be bards and everyone else get the hell away.

anonymous asked:

I hate to be rude but isn't having basic social skills an important part of, oh I don't know, being part of a society? You either need to learn or get the hell out of the way.

I’m guessing this is a response to my post about interviews being ableist.

In your attempt to insult me, you basically admitted that ableism is so ingrained in our society that it goes unnoticed. Who decides what’s “basic social skills”? Why is answering trick questions on the spot without any awkward pauses and while maintaining perfect body language considered “basic social skills”? How is that any different than believing that solving 286/47 accurate to 100 decimal places in your head is “basic math”?

Isn’t understanding that disabled people exist an important part of, oh I don’t know, being part of a society?

anonymous asked:

hii i saw your tags on the post about Joss Whedon taking over Justice league. I know a lot of people don't like him but I don't get why?

Without going into essay-length discussion of it, I think it’s a two-pronged thing: one is that a lot of people just plain don’t enjoy his storytelling, like the way in which he makes movies/tv and the themes he incorporates (I think one of the main complaints is that he doesn’t have a real breadth of skill – he tends to repeat old tropes and character archetypes a lot – and I think that complaint is 100% valid). Still, that’s aesthetic; the much more widespread reason is that Joss Whedon has not got a great record when it comes to social justice, despite being hailed as a giant feminist icon. 

Which, in the 1990s, the work he was doing with Buffy the Vampire Slayer I think genuinely was pretty feminist for television, at the time (and at first – in later seasons that was less the case). But culture moved forward, and Joss sort of froze where he was. His behavior toward Charisma Carpenter, who got pregnant during the filming of Angel, has been the subject of a lot of controversy (he wrote a really ugly episode about pregnancy and then killed her off) and since Buffy his treatment of women in his work has just kind of sledded downhill. Most recently, his spec Wonder Woman script was leaked and it’s pretty unpleasant; all about how Wonder Woman isn’t human because she’s invulnerable, and how she needs to be humbled, I guess? I haven’t read it. 

I watched Buffy and enjoyed the earlier seasons; I watched some of Angel but it got dull. I tried watching Firefly, gave up because I thought it was kind of appalling, and stopped watching media Joss made after that (I found the idea of Dollhouse super offputting). I went back several years later to rewatch Firefly with the hope that I’d been too immature to understand it, or that the out-of-order episode airing had impacted my viewing, but I ended up understanding better than ever why I disliked it. (I wrote an essay about it here if you want more meat on why.)

Imagine the man who wrote a space western and could only conceive of the Native Americans within that story as a ravaging, sub-human race whose sole emotion was rage – and now imagine how he’s going to look at an Aquaman played by a person of color. Imagine a man who was so enraged that one of his actors got pregnant that he killed off her character after writing an entire episode about how horrifying pregnancy was – imagine the man who wrote Natasha’s story in Age of Ultron, for that matter – and now imagine how he’s going to control the future of Wonder Woman. (I’m aware that Justice League is mostly in post, but he’s still going to be writing and shooting additional scenes. And if he’s in on it now, there’s no guarantee he won’t be asked to step in more permanently.)

I think the upshot is that Joss Whedon tends to poison things he touches in ways so insidious that he gets acclaimed for doing it. And that couldn’t stay unnoticed forever. 

anonymous asked:

I pride myself in claiming I don't have the hots for Fenrir - not even yours, because he (the character in general) disgusts me so much - but I think he's one of your strongest cosplays and I think he might be the furthest from who you seem to be ooc (for those like me who don't really know you), which is why I find the acting so awesome. Not that I enjoy your marauders any less, I love especially your wolfstar very much, but Fenrir leaves me very in awe of your acting skills.

(( OOC: I can definitely (gratefully) say that Fenrir is, by far, the furthest away from who I am as a person. *dies* He’s absolutely disgusting… and terrible… and disgusting and terrible, in every sense… which is why he’s so damn fun to play. XD Gotta love some good villainy. 

And thank you! :D I really appreciate the compliment. I try really hard. hehe. )) 

If Yuuri was a stripper back in Detroit Pt 11
  • Yurio: So you didn't retire from skating after all.
  • Yuuri: Yeah, I decided to keep going. I'll definitely win gold next y-
  • Yurio: Yeah yeah whatever. Anyway what would you have even done if you didn't skate? Do you even have any other skills?
  • Yuuri: Well yeah, I uh- I had a previous job *cough*
  • Yurio: What was it?
  • Yuuri: ... How old are you?
  • Yurio: 15, asshole.
  • Yuuri: ... Ask me again in 3 years.
  • Yurio: WTF?! Why when I'm 18?!
  • Yuuri: For litigation purposes.

thesignedpainter  asked:

I have a few things to say. First off, I love your work. The level of skill and effort you put into your animations is amazing. Sometimes the simplest of design can become something incredible. Second, I once made something for you, but you didn't acknowledge it. I tagged you twice and you still didn't reblog it. I don't understand why when I work so hard on something and it is rejected without explanation. Simply say why you didn't show it and I would be satisfied.

Uh thankks for the compliment!

And. I was probably busy… I don’t exactly go through my notifications one by one. I check the #glitchtale tag here and there but… is not enough

Even tho I do my best and put all my effort to check out all the cool pics you do for me I’d always end up missing a couple

I’m sorry I can’t keep up with all your fanart guys. I really am.

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💖 😽 🙀  putting this here because i want to remember this moment when i feel so fucking good about myself!!!

Be more Tango

One day Holster snaps at Tango.  He doesn’t shout but his tone is abrupt and cutting.  Tango slumps back into his chair picking at his pie much slower than before.  He doesn’t say anything, just sits there scraping sugar off the crust with a prong of his fork.

Whiskey watches from across the kitchen where he’s propping up the counter with his hip, orange Gatorade in his now much tighter grip.  He doesn’t know why Tango asks so many questions and sure the incessant barrage of them can be a bit much but even he thinks Holster was out of order for shutting him down so firmly and completely in front of everyone.

He doesn’t say anything to his captain but when he leaves the kitchen Whiskey makes his way over to sit beside Tango.

“You okay?”

“Yeah.” Tango takes a bite of pie and chews it thoughtfully.  “I just don’t know what Holsters problem is.  I was only asking a question.”

“Maybe it was because you were asking a lot all at once rapid fire? Whiskey explains in an attempt to make him feel better.

Tango does not feel better.

“I have my own question though.” Whiskey smiles wryly.  “Why do you ask so many questions?”

Tango blinks at him and replies, as if it were the most obvious explanation in the world, “How else am I gonna learn things if I don’t ask questions? If I don’t know something I should ask right? I mean, isn’t that how everyone learns things?”

Whiskey leans back sort of stunned.  Not just because Tango’s managed to answer a question with three of his own, but because when he puts it like that it seems so obvious.

Of course you have to ask questions to gain knowledge.

He thought Tango was just being nosey or maybe socially oblivious but after that Whiskey starts to see the true curiosity and hunger in Tango’s questions, he starts to admire the way he never lets embarrassment get in his way, that he doesn’t let ego stop him from sticking his hand up and declaring he doesn’t understand something.

How many times did Whiskey struggle because he was afraid to seem stupid by asking questions? He thinks back most recently to Blake and how he let her slip through his fingers because he was too afraid to risk rejection by asking her if she wanted to actually date him.  Sure she might have said no but she also might have said yes, but now he’ll never know because he never asked, never gave her the opportunity to pleasantly surprise him.

He’s been stewing in that regret for days.

Whiskey decides to be more like Tango after that.  Maybe not so constant but he resolves to be bolder when it comes to speaking up, that yes whilst some questions can unearth uncomfortable answers some will throw up good ones, useful ones.

He then finds himself admiring Tango’s tenacity when not even an hour later he’s asking Holster more questions.

sineadfay  asked:

So, according to my manager, because I called out with "only" 4 hours notice because I had an infection and couldn't walk, the quality of the pizza went down, the customer service went down, and we may have lost customers 😱😱😱 Why didn't I call out the night before? He asks. Well I was working til 12:30am, so no. Another girl covered my shift so why is this an issue? Also, isn't it the manager's JOB to make sure standards stay high? Don't blame me for your shit management skills asshole

Dirk Gently's S1 recap transcript
  • Dirk: Where to begin? This show is sort of about...a lot. So...my name is Dirk Gently. I'm a holistic detective and by that, I mean, I investigate cases not through pesky thinking and logic and deduction, but in a more naturalistic way. Then I just sort of wander around and trust the universe to use me to work out the problems that need solving. I'm handsome, brave, unstoppably tough, gifted, stunningly intelligent, and just generally capable of anything I put my mind to. I was hired to investigate the murder of reclusive billionaire Patrick Spring, which is how I met my assistant, Todd--
  • Todd: Stop! Stop. I'm not your assistant.
  • Dirk: Sidekick?
  • Todd: No. I am...a guy you know. I am your friend. I'm not your assistant when you explain to people who you are. I'm Todd Brotzman. I used to be the lead singer of a punk band, but that kinda fell apart. I made a lot of mistakes, I was working at the hotel where Patrick Spring was murdered. That's how I met Dirk. He broke into my apartment, hijacked my life into total chaos. We ended up on the run from a cult, trapped in an underground maze, kidnapped, and finally going back in time. Honestly, we couldn't have done any of it without Farah.
  • Farah: Did you say my name?
  • Todd: Yeah! I was talking about the cult.
  • Farah: Hey, we promised not to talk about that. I find it very triggering.
  • Todd: Well, maybe...do you wanna--
  • Farah: Black. Farah Black. I've always wanted to be in the military or the law enforcement, but I had certain setbacks that stopped me from achieving this. So, I have a very specific skill set which is often very useful in high intense situations. I was Patrick Spring's bodyguard and took it upon myself to find his daughter after he was killed, and that's how I met Dirk, Todd, and his sister.
  • Amanda: His sister. Really? That's all I get? His sister?
  • Farah: I don't mean to be rude but--
  • Amanda: Yeah, cause that's just who I am, his sister. Like am I worth even being rude to? I'm so beneath you, I don't even get a name?
  • Farah: I...uhh...okay. Why don't you just--
  • Amanda: Just kidding. I am Amanda fucking Brotzman. I spent the last 5 years of my life trapped by a disease called pararibulitis, it causes painful hallucinations that feel completely real. My brother was my hero, my role model, until I found out he lied to me about basically everything. I thought my life was over until I met the Rowdy 3, a group of anarchist vampires who can feed on the energy of my disease. So, I'm with them now.
  • Ken: Trapped with a bunch of crazies? I can relate to that.
  • Amanda: Uhhh...who are you?
  • Ken: I'm Ken.
  • Amanda: Did we even meet each other in the first season?
  • Ken: I was kinda busy. I was hired to do some grid hacking by some shady types, but then I got kidnapped by a woman I thought was insane. At first, I was her hostage, but she showed me something incredible: that there was a pattern to the universe, that there might me a bigger purpose, a greater plan to everything. This mass murderer I found--
  • Bart: Huh? Murderer? Come on, I don't murder people. I just kill them.
  • Ken: That's murder, yes.
  • Bart: Words words words. Murder is a mean word. Don't be mean to me or I'll kill you...nicely. I'm an assassin, my name is Bart. Nothing can hurt me. I'm guided by the will of destiny itself to kill all of the people who are supposed to die, so far, that's pretty much everybody who I meet. I've killed tons of thousands of people across the world and will kill tons of thousands more because...that's just how it is. Death comes for everybody, and if death won't get you, I will.
  • Dirk: So basically, it's kind of a long story, but it turns out: the kitten was in a shark, the girl was in the dog, the body swapping machine was actually a time machine, the fat man was a rockstar, I was the gorilla, and Patrick Spring accidentally murdered himself. And they all lived happily ever after!
  • Friedkin: Uh, excuse me, we're not done here. My name is Hugo Friedkin. I was in the army reserves when I was pulled onto a special, top secret mission for a program called Blackwing. It, uh...didn't go perfect. But I did my best and they put me in charge of the whole operation, 'cause that's how the government works, I guess! It seemed to me, the best course of action is also always the biggest, so I did that. I took action. I took everything. So, um, season 2 is just me winning and everyone congratulating me, I guess.
  • Voice: We'll see.

anonymous asked:

alright, so this is a very very simple question... but since geisha are mysterious and lots of people have prejudice against them, i don't want to simply google this and find an answer that's not exactly correct. so here's the very simple question; what is it exactly that geisha do? why are people prejudiced against them? thank you so much! sorry i couldn't ask anything more interesting...

Your question is not boring at all! A lot of people wonder what a Geisha’s job intails and have prejudices or misconceptions against them, so it’s actually a great opportunity to refute them.

Let me first explain what Geisha do as part of their job. Geisha are highly-skilled traditional Japanese entertainers and artists. They are trained in traditional Japanese dance, singing, several instruments (shamisen, several drums and flutes, some even play the koto and the kokyū), the tea ceremony, ikebana and calligraphy. They take lessons at a special Geisha-school in their district every day and continue to do so throughout their entire career, as they view art and performance as an ongoing process.

Geisha-in-training are called Maiko (dancing child) in western Japan and hangyoku (half jewel) in and around Tokyo. You sometimes also find the more general term oshaku. They dress much more colorful and flashy than their older Geisha sisters to highlight their youth and childishness. A girl becomes a Maiko after about 1 year of training as a Shikomi, most Maiko debut at age 15 or 16 directly after completing the mandatory 9 years of primary and middle school and are ages 15 to 21 (22 is the max), hangyoku usually debut after high school and are ages 18 to 25. After that, the girl stays a Maiko for about 5 years and then, after her completed apprenticeship, becomes a Geisha and is considered a fully-fledged artist. A woman usually becomes a Geisha at age 20 or 21. Geisha dress much more subdued than Maiko to symbolize that they are adult women and they are quite easy to tell apart once you know what you have to look out for. Geisha are called Geiko (”woman of art”) in western Japan.

Geisha entertain at ozashiki, Geisha-parties, at ochaya, tea houses or sometimes high-class traditional restaurants called ryootei. They will dance and perform music at the party and have discussions about art, music or current events with their clients. Depending on what kind of party you want it to be, Geisha can also perform drinking games and have the party become more lively. All in all, a Geisha does everything in her power to make sure that her clients have a great time.

Geisha live in designated Geisha-districts, called hanamachi or kagai (”Flower towns”). Before WWII even small towns had their own hanamachi and Geisha lived and worked everywhere across the country. The most famous Geisha were and still are from Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Niigata, Kanazawa, Nara and Atami.

Maiko and young Geisha live at okiya, Geisha-houses. The proprietress, the okaasan (mother) treats them like their own children and raises them to become independent and successful Geisha. She pays for their lessons and living expenses, which the girl has to pay back during her career. Once her debts are settled, she becomes independent and moves out of the okiya. An independent Geisha has to have her own collection of high-class, handmade kimono, obi and hair ornaments and are very succesful.

Historically, Geisha entertained mainly wealthy merchants and sometimes aristocrats and later on also politicians. During the Edo-Period, the merchant class was big and very wealthy and had the means to support them. At their height around 1900 over 80,000 of them worked in Japan. Today, Geisha still mostly entertain wealthy buisnesspeople. Their numbers are down to about 1,200, but have been slowly rising over the last 10 years after a rapid demise in the eighties and nineties.

A lot of people, especially in the west, still think that Geisha are high-class prostitutes. This has several reasons and I’m going to talk about the most important.

1. The most important reason for the misconception stems from the time right after WWII. During this time, Japan was occupied by American soldiers after they had lost the war to them. A lot of big cities were destroyed, many people had died during air raids or from starvation, the economy was in shambles and many men had died during the war or were still missing. It was a time of despair for most Japanese and many women were forced to become prostitutes to survive and often even support their whole family.

Most of the clients of these women were American soldiers, because they belonged to the few people who could still afford to pay a prostitute. Back then, Geisha were a symbol of Japan already, being popular postcard-models and appearing in a lot of fiction of the time, so most American soldiers knew a little bit about Geisha.

They could, however, only rarely tell a Geisha apart from an ordinary women wearing a kimono. Since kimono were still the everyday-wear of the time, they thought the women they were sleeping with were Geisha and the women soon realized that they could achieve higher prices when they presented themselves as Geisha to the soldiers and started acting the part.

When the occupation ended and the soldiers returned home, they told their friends and family that they had had a (sexual) relationship with a Geisha in Japan and that is an important reason as to why this misconception spread to fastly across the west.

2. Another reason is the so called “double registration”. As I’ve said before, hanamachi used to exist all over Japan. The vast majority of Geisha lived a pretty good life: Although their schedule was extremely hectic and live was certainly not easy, they could achieve financial independency and fame and meet a lot of influential people and form conncetions through their work. Geisha can also work for their entire lives, if they want to do so. There is no retirement-age for Geisha, so they had a very secure job.

Geisha could also retire and start their own okiya or tea house or start working at a restaurant or a tea house as a server. They also often got married to rich and influential men.

However, not all Geisha had it so well. There were some small towns in which Geisha were struggling to survive, because the economic situation was so tough. The towns lacked enough wealthy merchants and visitors to support them. This was the reason why Geisha in some towns were forced to become registrated as both a Geisha and a prostitute to survive.

While these Geisha were still artists like the Geisha in bigger, more economically stable towns and cities, they also had to sleep with their clients to make extra money to survive.

A lot of these poor, small town were Onsen-towns, seaside-resorts that were unpopular and lacked a steady stream of visitors.

Although the vast majority of Geisha never sold sex and even the majority of Onsen-Geisha (Geisha working in said Onsen-towns) never did, this tarnished the reputation of Geisha.

Prostitution was outlawed in Japan in 1956, so doube-registration doesn’t exist anymore today.

3. The whole mizuage-issue. I’ll have to go deeper into history with that one. First of all, there are junior and senior Maiko. Junior Maiko wear the wareshinobu hairstyle and a predominately red collar, senior Maiko wear the ofuku hairstyle and a predominately white collar. Today, a girl is promoted from junior to senior at age 18, before WWII, when Maiko were still much younger, this happened around 15 or 16; generally when a girl was starting to look older and was deemed a young woman by her older Geisha-sisters.

When a junior Maiko becomes a senior Maiko she has her mizuage ceremony (”hoisting the water”). During this ceremony, the topknot of her wareshinobu hairstyle is symbolically cut open by friends and okiya-family-members. The okaasan and the girl hand out presents to ochaya she frequents, okiya she has relationships with and some close clients and she’ll start to wear the ofuku hairstyle and a whiter kimono-collar afterwards. It is a simple coming-of-age ceremony symbolizing that the Maiko is recognized as a young woman from then on. Historically, this also meant that a Maiko was now old enough to marry and proposals could be made, which she could accpet or decline at free will.

However, Oiran also had a ceremony of the same name. Oiran were high-class prostitutes in old Japan and are extinct today. They were also highly-skilled artists and trained in the arts of the nobility. They had a coming-of-age ceremony of the same name (why the name is the same as with Geisha is unknown, but it’s probably because the quarters of Oiran and Geisha were close by), that intailed the ritual deflowering of the young Oiran by a man who paid highly for being her first sexual partner. This ceremony was also performed by yuujo, ordinary prostitutes, and some double-registered Geisha.

This gets confused a lot, because these two ceremonies have the same names and is one of the most persistens misconceptions when it comes to Geisha. The novel and movie “Memoirs of a Geisha” also mixes this up and portray mizuage completely wrong, so I would highly advise you to not watch it, at least not until you’ve gathered some futher information.

4. Danna. Danna are people who sponsor one particular Geisha they are fond of and monthly pay her a privately agreed on amount of money to help her pay for her lessons and other living expenses. While danna are very rare today, back before WWII most Geisha had a danna, because there were so many poeple willing and able to sponsor Geisha back then and it would have been a sign of unpoularity if you didn’t have one.

People interested in becoming a Geisha’s danna can inquire via the proptriess of the teahouse they meet her at if she would be interested. If the Geisha shows interest, okaasan, Geisha, the proprietress of the ochaya and the possibe danna will get together and discuss the finances. If they come to an agreement, the Geisha will accept him as her danna. A Geisha can always end the relationship and pursue another, if she wishes to do so.

Being a danna has certain adavantages. Your inquiries to see the Geisha will always be handled first before anyone else’s and you can also “buy out” a Geisha’s time and spend it with her in a more private setting or just buy her some time off (Geisha have very little time off, especially during odori-season).

It is also a status symbol and a great way to show off one’s wealth and influence. One has to consider that, during the Edo-Period and even for a long time afterwards, Geisha and the arts they performed were seen as modern entertainment, just like we see movies, shows or pop-music today, so Geisha were very popular, famous and interesting for a lot of people. It was after WWII that people started to see Geisha as symbols of old Japan. Being the danna of a talented Geisha who would entertain oneself and one’s friends was a major status symbol.

There are two things that made westeners suspicious about this: Firstly, before WWII, pretty much all danna were male. This is a fact, because men held almost all economic power back then and were the only ones with the means to support Geisha. Westeners of that time had an extremely conservative and moralistic view of sexuality and many considered themelves to be superior to the “dirty and immoral” Japanese people, so they immediately thought that Geisha had sexual relationships with their danna and that they were bascially waiting to be “bought” by a man. (Today, a large and increasing part of Geisha’s customers are female.)

Secondly, some Geisha DID have romantic relationships with their danna. Mineko Iwasaki, Japan’s most famous Geisha of the 20th century described this very well in her book “Geisha of Gion”: “You can’t put talented, beautiful, elegant women together with rich and powerful men and expect nothing to happen. Romantic entaglements happen all the time, some leading to marriage and others to heartache.”

Of course some Geisha fell in love with their clients and vice versa. This was accepted and even encouraged in the hanamachi, as these relationships might lead to the birth of a girl who could also become a Geisha one day.

So if a customer and a Geisha had romantic interest for each other, the man, if he had the financial means, naturally would try to become the Geisha’s danna. By being her danna he could spend more time with her and support the woman he loved in her career, so this was completely logical.

However, the majority of Geisha and danna didn’t have any sexual or romantic relationship. If they did, it was based on mutual attraction for each other and was not forced in any way. Both parties could always end the relationship at any time and enter another, if they wanted to.

The fact that Geisha are very private and don’t talk a lot about their profession adds to the “suspiciousness” in the eyes of a lot of people.

In fact, Geisha are so “mysterious” because they are supposed so remain exclusive. A lot of their regular clients book them because the are so exclusive and they can be sure that nothing that happens or is said at an ozashiki ever leaves the room. If Geisha became accessible to everyone, they would lose a lot of customers.

Geisha today are torn between doing publicity-work, being more accessible and understandable to the “common” people and getting new applicants, while still keeping an aura of exclusivity.

I hope I could answer all of your questions! If you have more, feel free to ask them! Have a nice day!

every summer it’s the same, i just want to do things like go to museums and bookstores and aquariums etc but i have nobody to go with. why was i cursed to be an introvert with desires to go to cool exhibits but have no type of social skills to rope in people that want my company

  • Valkyon: Can you lift that tree?
  • Gardienne: Lift that tree? I don't even know how I lift myself from bed!
  • Valkyon: How fast can you run?
  • Gardienne: If my life depended on it? ...Poorly.
  • Valkyon: Do you have any special skills?
  • Gardienne: I'm great at playing Pokémon? I guess?
  • Valkyon: Why are you here, then? Why aren't you in any other Guard? Why Obsidian?
  • Gardienne: The clothes, man. This belt? I'm living.

Going back to writing a 10k word chapter after doing a bunch of shortfic be like:

  • (The day after they have a drunken hookup)
  • Beca: Oh why hello Chloe my fellow co-captain and bestfriend
  • Chloe: Beca, there's no one else in the room. You don't need to use your best acting skills *winks followed by a giggle*
  • Beca: How are you so calm?
  • Chloe: Because I love you
  • Beca: What?
  • Chloe: I love you. I've always loved you
  • Beca: You...What...Um...Okay...I love you too and stuff.
  • Chloe: Good *pulls Beca onto her bed along with a sloppy kiss*