with help from andrew


“Here’s a real question: how have you survived this long when you’re so violently self-destructive?

Andrew cocked his head to one side in a question. Neil didn’t know if Andrew was playing stupid to rile him or if Andrew really was oblivious. Either way it was frustrating. He wondered why no one else had caught on, or if people noticed and just didn’t care enough to say it. Now that Neil saw it, though, he couldn’t look past it. Anytime the Foxes mentioned Andrew’s upcoming sobriety or Andrew’s name popped up in write-ups on the team’s performance at games, the focus was on what a danger he was. People talked about his trial and how it saved them from Andrew. No one said what they were doing to save Andrew from himself.

Call out post: @ The social services department responsible for the town of Riverdale, USA. Y’all should be intervening more. This town is going to shit and y’all are sleeping on the job.


PRE-FINALE: On April 30, viewers will get “answers to what makes the Black Fairy tick,” says co-creator Eddy Kitsis — including why she never named Rumplestiltskin, and why she gave him up. May 7 of course cues up the musical episode, during which Emma and Hook are poised to trade vows. “Everyone was nervous and giddy and excited,” Kitsis says of the musical endeavor. “You really felt like it was the pilot again.” As for a possible wedding crasher, Jennifer Morrison hints, “There’s evil stuff going on.”

SEASON FINALE (MAY 14): Per its title, “This is the final battle,” says Kitsis — and thus the end of Henry’s storybook. “The two hours are devoted to everything we’ve set up for six years, and the final scene will let you know what we’re going to do” in the event of a Season 7. “After 132 episodes, we wanted to be able to complete this chapter — and set up the new one,” with help from characters played by Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead) and Alison Fernandez (Jane the Virgin). “They tie directly into our future plans,” says co-creator Adam Horowitz, “as well as what we’re currently doing.”



“Better luck next time.”

Bank Robber AU for @ambiguous-eyepatch for the Valentines @aftgexchange!

I had a lot of fun drawing these and I hope you like it! 😃

I realized too late that this wasn’t exactly what you meant by your prompt, sorry about that, but I hope it’s still okay!

The rest of my mini-fic/headcanons/ramblings about this AU are below the cut:

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tfc characters as texts i have actually sent

neil josten:

andrew minyard:

kevin day:

allison reynolds:

matt boyd:

dan wilds:

renee walker:

nicky hemmick:

aaron minyard:

riko moriyama:

jeremy knox:

jean moreau:

Andrew Shaw ready to make difference
Out of all the players the Montreal Canadiens could have as their You Can Play ambassador for diversity, equality and inclusion, they have Andrew Shaw.

ok actually after reading this i’m significantly less bitter about the whole thing

like on the inside i want to be like “that sounds fake” but idk… i also don’t want to be bitter about everything…..

anonymous asked:

your writing is amazing!! could you write Baltimore/post baltimore andreil in the daemon au pretty pls with extra chocolate on top?

There’s faith, and there’s knowing that Andrew won’t leave without seeing Nathaniel first.

The real question will be whether Andrew pauses long enough for Nathaniel to apologise before taking his head off. It might end up being for the best – Nathaniel doesn’t know what to say to him anyway.

Browning’s SUV pulls up in front of a Fed-infested motel and they bundle Nathaniel out. Jacinth is curled over his shoulders, partially obscured with an oversized jacket and the folds at the back of his hood. The wounds on her haunches are healing faster than any of his, but she’s not moving any more athletically than he is right now.

“Twenty minutes,” Browning reminds them as he and his badger daemon lead them up the stairs to the second floor. When he knocks on one of the doors, it opens a crack to show a suited guard with a scowl on his face and a big Alsatian daemon. He looks at Nathaniel before turning to Browning.

“I don’t like it,” he says.

“Noted. Watch him for a moment,” Browning replies, and steps by him with a brisk clap. “Listen up, people. You’ve got twenty minutes. Let’s keep this orderly and have only one person up at a time.”

The guard on the door lets Nathaniel straight through – into a wave of protests from the Foxes all objecting as one to Browning’s proposal.

“Twenty minutes? You’re kidding me,” Dan snaps, before she sees Nathaniel in the doorway, hood pulled up around his face. The shift in her expression isn’t anger – it’s relief, pure and laced with fear. “Neil, oh my god. Are you alright?”

Nathaniel hasn’t got the words to reply. It’s the sight of them that does him in, bruised and exhausted but still here when he thought he would never see them again. And as much as seeing them is a relief like every soft thing in the world, he knows that this is a goodbye. He can’t see himself leaving out that door without breaking into pieces.

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anonymous asked:

ive erased all memories of h*mest*ck out of my brain for my mental health other than rosemary but can u remind what kanaya's addiction was

oh man ya hussie mentioned it for like 3 seconds and it got lost in act 6 but - here, when crockertier jane was selling kanaya the blood gamzee bottled from their dead friends. the flash shows that kan cant resist dishing out $$$$ for the drinks, she finds it nasty but cant help it, hides it from karkat, etc etc. remind me to deck andrew for bringing this up and then dropping it forever

mommadump  asked:

Ok more with languages and Neil, imagine after he retires from Exy, he becomes a language professor at PSU

Personally I always saw him going back to mathematics and actually winding up in engineering or something, but either way, here’s Professor Neil Josten:

-His first three years teaching, students would CONSTANTLY derail his lessons by asking him about Exy

-Those students could be placed in a Venn diagram of “students who actually want to know about his past in Exy” and “students who don’t want to learn”. You’d be surprised at the size of the overlap.

-Eventually this becomes his system: every lesson, he arrives exactly on time. He already told his students what the lecture will be about last time, and he’s going to follow what he said to a tee. If he manages to finish everything early, than the class is dismissed. If he doesn’t cover everything he wanted to because of interruptions, then too bad, learn at home.

-That said, he has the longest office hours in the university, and he will absolutely sit down with the same student over a single subject for days on end until they get it.

-He actually does this. Often. His office has like 8 different whiteboards and each one is dedicated to a separate office-regular student.

-his tests will always include at least three Exy-related problems

-he still goes to the gym religiously and plays Exy on the weekends so he’s still hot AF and it is Distracting™ his students

-He and Dan have a Rivalry™ over which pro team is better because Neil will just Stan whichever team impresses him the most on any given season while you’d have to pry Dan’s unwavering loyalty Matt’s team out of her cold dead hands and the two simply do not coincide often enough for this to end well

-every year there’s at least one student who is both in Neil’s class and on the Exy team, and Neil and Dan will fight over that students favoritism like it’s the most valuable thing in the world. Except that one guy, Ethan, who tried to use this to get better grades. There was no mercy for Ethan.

-he always hands back tests folded inwards so you can’t see your grade until you open it. Every year the freshmen see this as an omen of doom, until they understand that he does this because anyone who gets a 95+ gets a glitter bomb with their test.

-no, he will NOT round up your 68 into a 70

-but he is far more forgiving in his grading if you show up on exam day with food

-one year he caught a bunch of his students cheating, so for the next exam he (with a lot of help from Andrew) designed a different exam form for every student. All 48 of them.

-it was so worth it

-if the Foxes are playing and he doesn’t need to rent an overnight, he will attend

-occasionally Sir and King will attend a lecture because they’re adorable and his students love them

-Bonus: Andrew is the criminology professor

-Bonus bonus: Kevin is the head of the History department

anonymous asked:

pls i need headcanons about ppl mistaking the twins for each other pls

  • ok so we know the twins have tricked ppl into mistaking them for each other in the past
  • the night with andrew and tilda in the car was only possible bc aaron had agreed to stand in for andrew at a school thing
  • and they were all shocked when neil was able to tell them apart so they can’t fool him
  • but sometimes they still make deals with each other for favors like this
  • but mostly andrew bc he Hates Doing Things
  • dentist appointment: aaron agrees to go in andrew’s place if andrew agrees to go out with the team + katelyn AND BE CIVIL
  • just about everybody that the twins actually “care” about is able to tell them apart but strangers/fans: nope. minyards 1& 2 could be either just gotta guess and pray
  • if aaron is out with just nicky fans will come up and ask for autographs and at first aaron is like “ok i’ll be polite” until one of them says “you’re my favorite goalie of all time omg” and aaron just stares at them with dead eyes and nicky is cackling rip
  • usually if aaron is with katelyn ppl know that it’s him
  • usually if andrew is with neil ppl know that it’s him
  • but one time neil is with aaron maybe they had errands to run or they’re both searching for a present for the other minyard and it is difficult so they help each other
  • but someone comes up and asks for a picture and neil & aaron thought the fan meant they wanted a pic with them but the fan meant of them. together. like a couple.
  • aaron is mortified
  • neil is 90% embarrassed 10% amused and you bet your ass he’s going to tell this story every chance he gets for the rest of time sorry aaron you’ll never live this down
  • neil sets the fan straight about which minyard is with him and the fan apologizes profusely but neil assures them it’s more than ok lol
  •  i swear there is a post out there about this exact thing but for the life of me i cannot find it so im writing what i rmr from it??? basically future minyard twins not hating each other?? if anyone knows this post pls give me the link im begging
  • ok but aaron is a doctor (he’s a pediatrician fight me!!!)&  andrew visits his office and a small tiny child sees him and goes “doctor minyard!!” and runs at andrew and hugs his legs and andrew is frozen
  • aaron comes out of a room and is like “hi” and kid is super confused and andrew is super uncomfortable and neil and katelyn are standing nearby super entertained
  • don’t get me started on this video aka aaron and andrew with aaron’s future child rip 

So after that one post yesterday where I compared Diana to a lioness ready to pounce I started thinking about the Lion King and:

Diana (Simba) goes away for a time and has to come back home to take her rightful place as head/leader from her aunt Daryl (uncle Scar) and her lackey cousins (hyenas) with the help of her good friend Akko (Nala) and minor assistance from Andrew (probably Pumba) and her close aid Anna (Zazu). Also her mother (Mufasa) is dead.

Day 3 of the @kandreilnet holiday challenge! @southsidelovers, I swear you will get all of these eventually I’m sorry I’m slow.

-No one expected them to have a tree

-The Foxes rotated which house they went to for team Christmas every year between Dan and Matt’s, Renee and Allison’s and Aaron and Katelyn’s and four years after Neil’s graduation it was finally (or unfortunately) Kandreil’s turn.

-Neil’s talking on the phone to Matt, who jokingly says, “We’re just gonna buy you a Charlie Brown tree, since you probably haven’t even decorated.”

-”You think we haven’t?” The fact that they hadn’t was irrelevant.

-Matt snorted. “You live with the two scrooges.”

-Neil hums in agreement, but the second he hangs up, he’s grabbing his coat and heading for the door, throwing the keys at Andrew in passing.

-”Field trip?” Andrew quips passively.

-Resolutely, Neil answers, “We’re getting a Christmas tree.”

-Kevin, who had been ignoring this whole exchange until now, shut his laptop and quirked an eyebrow haughtily. “Where the fuck are we going to fit a tree in here?”

-Neil didn’t respond other than to flip him off and throw his coat at him.

-Andrew blasted the heat in the car as they drove, but apparently wasn’t in too bad a mood since he didn’t turn off Christmas music in the car, since he knew Neil liked it.

-They opted for a fake tree, since five minutes at the tree farm made Kevin’s pine allergy abundantly clear. Still, it was big enough. They found some cheap lights, a garland and a few sparse ornaments and headed home.

-Putting the thing up was an ordeal, since Kevin and Neil still couldn’t work together without bickering and Andrew still found it amusing to withhold help from Kevin.

-They finished eventually and ended up collapsing asleep under the light of the tree.

-They wake to find that Andrew had dropped a blanket on them at some point in the night and Neil smiles to himself at the thought of Andrew rolling his eyes at them before heading off to sleep with the cats.

-He decided to make hot chocolate as a thank you, disentangling himself from Kevin’s snoring form.

-Before moving, he takes a Snapchat of the tree with the caption, “How’s that for a tree? (Star has yet to be moved)

-He makes Matt 80 bucks, but is informed that it doesn’t count as his Christmas present, which is bullshit.

anonymous asked:

andreil coffee shop au?? maybe neil is a barista at starbucks and andrew is a huge fan of the birthday cake frappacino??

first; im so sorry this took so long. exams.

second; i started writing it from the middle to end in full-fledged fic format (quite long too acc) but i have the beginning to write and its in hc format because fic format will take too long?? sorry, i hope you like it babe! (it’s v long yikes)

in this au, aaron doesnt play exy. he is a doctor and lives in nyc with katelyn. 

  • so we all know andrew minyard packs the weight of the northern hemisphere inside of him in sugar 
  • he likes going to coffeeshops in south carolina and all but recently a starbucks just opened on campus 
  • so andrew’s like ‘yeah why not let’s try it’
  • so he’s just entered the shop and hes looking at the menus and stuff and a certain neil josten (cute new barista boy with dusty hair and delicate hands and artistic cheekbones) smiles 
  • and andrew’s like lmao i might as well play pro exy just to earn enough money to buy this branch so i can be manager and stare at this smol (yet physically tol) boy all day
  • but yeah its about coffee okay 
  • so he pushes his thirstiness down and continues ravaging the menus when w h o do you know, neil walks over and him being an excellent reader of people and gr88 at customer service, goes 
  • “hello, were you looking at anything special today?”
    • and andrew’s mind’s like yeah you 
    • if it was anyone else, he’d glare but this boy’s smile is too pretty to scare off so andrew goes “actually, it’s my first time here.”
  • neil: “oh wow, well if you dont find anything, i highly recommend the birthday cake frappuccino. you’d like it, it’s super sweet”
  • and andrew’s face goes a little ?? because how would this stranger know he’d like the sweet 
  • and nei understands and goes “oH I watched your interview.”
    • andrew: ?
    • neil: youre andrew minyard right 
    • andrew: “uh”
    • neil: exy 
    • and for a second, andrew forgot he’s famous in the media bc lbr he doesnt care about exy or fame 
    • and andrew doesnt understand why they put such weird stuff on his interviews like drink preferences but okAy aNYWAYS 
  • he’s like, “uh yeah sure” 
  • so this happens and andrew comes the next day and neil says hi again and goes “the birthday cake?” and his smile is so wide, andrew has to gulp and he can barely manage a “yes” because this boy is like a fairy wtf 
  • eventually, neil and andrew somehow get to have a convo (neil is a nerd™ but andrew’s okay with it. talking to neil about exy is the only time andrew likes exy. but thats okay too because slowly, he realizes he likes neil too.)
  • until one day, they’re sitting on the curb behind the shop during neil’s break when andrew goes: [initiate fic]

“Coach’s forcing everyone to go to some Winter Banquet in Georgia,” Andrew says and he’s playing with the straw in this drink.

“I see.”

Andrew wants to run away because this was a bad idea but if he doesn’t say it now, he never will, so he tries to speak against the rocks in his throat.

“Have you ever been to Atlanta, Josten?”

Neil looks up in surprise, a little struck that Andrew was asking to take him, no matter how deluded the question was. It was still there, hanging in the space between them, biting at Andrew’s nerves every second that Neil didn’t respond. There were about one hundred and forty-two bored comebacks on the tip of Andrew’s tongue if Neil said no, but the reply was just, “No, but I’d like to.”

  • sorry little interruption here: 
    • neil the nerd’s initial thought process was like “woAh am i going to meet all the exy warriors??? is this it?? is this real? is this happening to me??”
    • but he decided that wasnt why he said yes, because exy was cool but andrew was better and lowkey neil’s andrew minyard greatest stan bc best goalie in the league™ but he wont admit to that yet
  • bac k to the story 

Andrew considered that a victory and gave Neil his barely-drank drink to Neil before leaving.


Winter banquet, according to Palmetto’s athletes, is on December 3 and its only November 26 when Neil throws yet another cup labelled ‘Andrew’ in the trash, to join the remaining 9. His manager might actually fire him for plastic wastage like that. Andrew had asked him to Winter Banquet and when Neil looked back, Andrew had seemed pretty content with Neil’s answer, but that didn’t line up with the fact that Andrew had not returned for the past week. It’s terrible, Neil thinks, waiting for someone to validate you, and decides perhaps Andrew wasn’t such a great decision after all. The burning in his chest says otherwise.

On the eleventh day, the glass revolving door beckons the entrance of one Andrew Minyard and Neil smiles despite himself. He walks over to the frappuccino-mixer to get the Birthday Cake rolling when he sees Andrew’s companion. Andrew strolls towards a table with a tall girl in a Vixen uniform with soft eyes and Neil knows it’s probably a teammate until she grabs his hand and he lets her. His stomach feels weak with his the hopelessness of his hope. The smile Andrew gives her is wide enough to burn his own away. Andrew doesn’t as much as look at Neil. He also doesn’t order the Birthday Cake Frappuccino because the girl takes care of it. Another cup lands in the trash and Neil thinks getting fired right now would at least give him some time to sleep all of this out.


The next time Andrew walks in the door, he has a bandage across his cheek. Neil shouldn’t care, but he does, but at least he doesn’t say anything about it. No cups are thrown because Neil doesn’t care enough to make an unasked drink for an unasked-for boy anymore. He continues to serve other customers and forces himself to not look in Andrew’s direction. When Andrew gets up to order, Neil’s supposed to be on break but for unholy reasons, Dan has pulled Matt out to the back of the building with her and Neil doesn’t want to imagine why. There aren’t a lot of people around but Neil just wants to breathe in the air for moment. The remaining thick air in his lungs evaporates when Andrew makes his way towards him and Neil wishes he had the choice to not serve customers he didn’t like.

“Neil,” Andrew says, and Neil gives him the most cool, levelled gaze he can muster.

“What would you like, today?”

Andrew frowns at that, but presses on, anyway.

“The Birthday Cake. I thought you knew it was my usual.”

“No, didn’t really know anything, actually,” Neil retorts calmly and gets to work. Andrew presses his fingers against Neil’s when he’s handed the drink because he can feel there’s something wrong but words aren’t his forte and he hopes Neil will talk to him. The flinch of Neil’s hand stings a little, but he decides he’ll ask him on break.


Matt comes back from the back with mused hair and Neil grimaces but goes out back and pulls a cigarette out of his pocket. He’s sitting on the same curb where Andrew had asked him, lied to him, a week ago when there’s footsteps behind him but he ignores them. His cigarette is pulled out of his fingers and he turns around, annoyed to see Andrew settling beside him on the curb.

“I’d like to know why you’re suddenly avoiding me.”

Neil gives him a brief, bored look.

“I’m not. And that was mine.”

“I would care, but I don’t.” He carelessly flicked the cigarette away, causing another scowl to form on Neil’s face.

“Did you change your mind.” Neil raises his eyebrows in confusion and Andrew looks a little annoyed so he continues, “About going.” He doesn’t say “with me” because articulating the fact that Andrew wants Neil to “go with him” makes it real and senseless and Andrew does not work with flustering statements.

“Why, did the Vixen reject your messed up face?,” he said, motioning towards his face to indicate Andrew’s bandages.

Now it’s Andrew’s turn to look confused and he goes, “What? The bandages? I was smashed by a Raven. And what Vixen? I don’t like their excessive and quite frankly, unnecessary enthusiasm.  The only person looking at my face for a week has been Abby.”

Neil is annoyed and frustrated that Andrew’s making him go around in circles and he came here for a break not to be bothered by a hallucination of a relationship. White lies from Andrew also don’t help so he gets to the point with poison lacing his tone.

“Cut the crap, Andrew. The Vixen; the girl you brought yesterday. Spoiler alert: not ordering by yourself doesn’t make me not see you. Lying to me also doesn’t make you any more admirable.”

The Vixen thing was weird for Andrew but the addition of “girl” puts everything into perspective and despite himself and the knot between Neil’s brows, Andrew laughs, a weird, sour thing, because its open and unguarded and infuriating. Neil grunts in annoyance and finally gets up when Andrew gets ahold of himself and grabs his wrist.

“You saw Aaron, Josten.”

Neil raises his eyebrows in silent question but doesn’t pull.

“Who’s Aaron? I saw you.”

“Aaron’s my twin brother.”

Neil’s eyebrows somehow shoot higher in his dusty hair and he asks, “You have a twin?”


“And you never told me.”

Andrew gets up but let’s go of Neil’s wrist.

“Well I would, but I got hospitalized for a week so I didn’t have time to clarify concerns while you thought I was making out with my doppelgänger’s girlfriend.“

Neil frowned.

“I thought you were being the ‘arrogant, blonde prince of Exy’ and lying to me.”

“That’s repulsive. Never call me that again.”

“That’s what the media calls you, Minyard.”

Andrew smirked, “‘Andrew’ should suffice. You might get confused with the ‘Minyard’ thing again at Winter Banquet and make out with the wrong twin.”

Neil’s stomach churned with satisfying adrenaline and he entwined his fingers with Andrew’s before replying with, “Nah, if you had a twin, I’d still choose you.”

“You’re disgusting,” Andrew replied with the mockery of spite. A beat. Then, “And so is this god awful drink,  drink it for me.” Neil frowned but took the drink for him regardless.

“But you’ve been ordering it for over a month now.”

“Yeah, because you’d recommend it so viciously every day. I like artistically sweet things, not truck loads of liquid sugar. I also hate birthdays.” Andrew didn’t look bothered at this inconvenience though, so Neil was astounded, and amused and touched all the same.

“You’re disgusting,” he replied in mockery.

“And yet, you’d still choose me,” was Andrew’s response.


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A Brief History of Eyeglasses

Almost 2,000 years ago the Roman philosopher Seneca peered at his book through a glass of water. Suddenly, the text below was transformed; the words magically became clear. But it wasn’t until a millennium later that that same principle would be used to create the earliest glasses.

We’ve come a long way since Seneca’s discovery and the crude glasses of yesteryear. Today, glasses can help millions of people with poor vision due to uncorrected refractive errors by refocusing light so it strikes the retina precisely. 

In 1727, a British optician named Edward Scarlett developed the modern style of glasses, which are kept in place with arms which hook over each ear.

Today’s glasses take their inspiration from that design—but they’re also much more precise and personal. Each pair is tailored for an individual, to bring out their unique powers of sight. So if you’re one of the 500 million people with a problem for close or far vision or both, there’s a pair of glasses out there, waiting to reveal a whole new world that’s hiding in plain view.

Stay tuned…next up: How glasses help us see!

From the TED-Ed Lesson How do glasses help us see? - Andrew Bastawrous and Clare Gilbert

Animation by @rewfoe

Okay tell me I’m crazy but when I saw this I had to buy the high res version to share with you. Not just the picture, but the feeling, the meaning, togetherness and equality, possibilities and goals, happiness and all the good stuff which can happen if we stand together.
Promote fairness, equality and love.