American Sign Language and other signed languages are languages. It’s important to respect them as languages.
ASL is not English. It is a completely different language. Similarly, signed languages aren’t all the same. British Sign Language is completely different from ASL.
Signs are not universal, any more than spoken words are universal. The meaning of a sign isn’t always obvious just by watching; many signs are completely arbitrary.
Sign is not pantomime, and it’s not ad hoc gesture. It’s also not like symbolic gestures that are sometimes made up to accompany kids songs either. It’s a language, with all the complexities of language. The difference is important, and it needs to be respected.
In order to know what signs mean, you have to learn them. (Just like in order to know what spoken words mean, you have to learn them.)
ASL is not just gestures, any more than spoken languages are just sounds. ASL has grammar, vocabulary, and culture. It’s important to respect this and not erase it.
every single person has a mind, a history, and a life outside of what you know; they have experienced things you don’t know about, they have spoken words you haven’t heard, they have laughed at jokes, they have cried, they have fought, they have lost, they have won - please be considerate of the fact that they are as complex as you are
Henry had never been good with words. Case in point: The first month he’d been at Aglionby, he had tried to explain this to Jonah Milo, the English teacher, and had been told that he was being hard on himself. You’ve got a great vocabulary, Milo had said. Henry was aware he had a great vocabulary. It was not the same thing as having the words you needed to express yourself. You’re very well-spoken for a kid your age, Milo had added. Hell, ha, even for a guy my age. But sounding like you were saying what you felt was not the same as actually pulling it off. A lot of ESL folks feel that way, Milo had finished. My mom said she was never herself in English.
But it wasn’t that Henry was less of himself in English. He was less of himself out loud. His native language was thought.
Eyes speak so much louder than words and gestures. A glance can make someone feel completely ecstatic or entirely depressed. It could lift them into air, and it could drop them mercilessly just as fast. Words and actions are meaningless when compared with the language of the eyes. A flick, a flutter, or a glance convey love or pure hatred so much better. Ironically, they can make or break a relationship. Emotions are just concentrated in a person’s eyes. A window to their heart, perhaps. Just like how a clear glass shows what it’s holding inside. Almost see through for the ones who really try. However, it could be foggier than a London’s winter day for the ones who don’t really try to look. You can only find out how real a person’s feelings are by letting go of any prior expectations. Let it go, and stare on. Like, have you ever had feelings for someone that it was just clear as light to everyone around? You could have been oblivious to it. Hell, the person you harbored feelings for could have been oblivious to it too, but everyone else knew. Your feelings were just written in your eyes. You might have not spoken a word about it to anyone, but your eyes spoke way before your lips did. You can’t be ignorant with feelings. So open your eyes and look around. Figure out who really loves you, who is faking their love, and who is hiding their love behind a fog. You can ever know which angel is hiding behind Satan’s horns without really looking. At the end of the day, it’s the subtle things that really matter.
Surprise - you get a bonus Hiveswap developer interview today!
Hello there Hiveswap and Homestuck fans, Ash here! Now, I know what you’re thinking: “What madness is this? Ash said there’d only be *one* Hiveswap development team interview per week going forward! And he said they would be on WEDNESDAYS! This isn’t a Wednesday!”
Right you are, and that’s exactly why surprises are so much fun! Now, last week I mentioned that the next interviewee would be our superstar UI designer and all-around graphics guy Tauhid. Our interview with him will still be going live this week on Thursday, so definitely look forward to that, but today we’ve got another talented team member in the hot seat: Tom Hunt, our lead programmer and the prime coding whiz in charge of things on the technical side of things! Take it away, Tom!
Introduce yourself to the fans! What is your specific role on the Hiveswap team?
Hi, I’m Tom. I make stuff in Unity, which is a cross-platform 3D game engine and editor that can make all kinds of things - including the very 2D game you’re here to read about! My company neocade and I are working freelance on Hiveswap, with me as the lead programmer. Mostly, I direct and coordinate the team of programmers and quality assurance (QA) testers that are putting this game together. Sometimes I also write code.
When and how did you get your start on the Hiveswap project?
Sometime late last year, I was looking for a gig. At the time, What Pumpkin Games was looking for an additional Unity programmer. A mutual business contact introduced us via email, and we went from there.
Tell us a little bit about your career background! How did you get your start in programming? Do you have any advice for others looking to enter this field?
I’ve been programming computers since I was a little kid. I got my first actual programming job about a month after graduating high school, and did that for a bit during breaks while I was in college. It wasn’t very exciting, had nothing to do with video games, and didn’t pay a whole lot, but it sure beat taping up boxes of hot dogs in a factory all day.
The only advice I can really give to someone looking to enter the video games field is to just start making video games. Game development tools are more readily available now than they’ve ever been.
Also make lots of friends, especially with people who can draw or write or anything. If you live near a city, there is probably at least one game dev meetup somewhere - go to those and meet people. Get over whatever shyness you have, because almost every game that ever gets made is the result of a lot of teamwork.
We’re making a video game, so of course the question must be asked: what’s your favorite game of all time?
I played the heck out of Super Metroid back in the day. There’s something about that game. I would do speedruns of it - so now, every time I go back and play it, it all just feels so fluid. There’s a fairly robust set of inputs mapped out in a way that makes sense to my fingers. The entire game itself is fairly tightly bounded - a complete playthrough can take less than 90 minutes - so in a way, this beautifully detailed, explorable world is also actually kind of respectful of my time (more so than, say, a game like Skyrim, which is almost always a multi-hour/day/week commitment).
What games are you playing currently (if any)?
To be perfectly honest, I have not been playing NEARLY enough video games lately. That being said, aside from Hiveswap, I am currently into little mobile action puzzlers that I can play on the bus. Super Hexagon and Desert Golf are great. Just tried Polyforge this morning, too; that was pretty fun.
A lot of my friends are playing Breath of the Wild. I really want to just go get a Switch and play that, but I’m afraid of that eating up my time like Skyrim did.
Are there any games that you currently use or have used as inspiration for your own programming work here on Hiveswap, or just in general?
Not really - I tend to look at each technical problem on its own merits. The creative side of things is all handled by the What Pumpkin folks. I don’t really get involved with that too much. I just work to make sure their vision is implemented, however that needs to be done.
Imagine you’ve been given an unlimited budget and time frame to make your dream game. Tell us (briefly!) about that game in terms of genre, style, platforms, etc. Is it an original game or a long-desired sequel to an existing game? Go crazy!
Given an unlimited budget and time to work on a “dream game,” I’d have to go with some kind of deeply-simulated, massively multiplayer VR thing.
What’s your workstation like?
As a programmer, I like my workstations to be fast, reliable, and quiet. I always max out the RAM on a new machine if I can, because disk thrashing is just annoying as all hell. I’ve been really digging M.2 drives lately. Also, having extra monitors is always nice.
Do you like to listen to any particular kinds of music while you work? If so, tell us about it!
Mostly instrumental electronic music. Sometimes I’ll throw on some classical. Video game soundtracks are usually a pretty good bet. I can’t listen to anything with spoken words in it, though - too distracting.
Do you have a personal message you’d like to relay to all the Homestuck and Hiveswap fans out there?
Thank you all for being so patient with this project!
Thank you, Tom! Well folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s surprise bonus interview, and remember to check back on Thursday for yet another behind-the-scenes peek into Hiveswap’s development! As I teased last week, our very own Tauhid Bondia will be on hand to talk about his indispensable (my word, not his!) graphics and user interface design work on Hiveswap. See you then, everyone!
Summary: You and Yoongi shared a loving relationship with one another until you both agreed to end things and pursue your separate careers. But two years later, Yoongi is a member of the ever growing Bangtan Boys, and you are a new makeup artist for their upcoming tour. Pairing: Yoongi | Reader Genre: Fluff/Angst/Smut; Idol & Makeup Artist AU Word Count: 6,330
“Have you talked to Y/N recently?”
Jeon Jungkook flickers his gaze over to the speaker, having only caught the faint murmur of a voice through his headphones, before the maknae tugs the equipment off of his head. “Sorry, what did you say hyung?”
Yoongi sighs, shutting his laptop completely and silently beckoning the other boy to follow suit. He has been battling this internal question for the past few hours, in spite of its simplicity, but it’s the context behind the question that has Yoongi all worried about what the answer could lead to. He has always been told not to ask questions he did not wish to know the answer to, and yet here he was: asking something in which the response was likely to terrify him. Yet, still doing so anyways.
“Have you talked to Y/N recently?” He repeats, heart ramming out of his chest as he gauges the youngest for any shift in expression to indicate an answer. But Jungkook is no longer that shy 15 year old who couldn’t lie to anyone’s face, the boy hides his emotions well. “I know that you guys… are friends.”
Jungkook momentarily can’t meet Yoongi’s gaze—the youngest looks set on tracing the outline of the headphones that rest along his neck—before he finally looks up. “Are you trying to ask if I know about what happened between you and noona? Because I do.”
Teensy hands cup my curious eyes,
I am young and full of wonder.
At the blissful age of five.
This is when the freak show started,
God made a joke and
that joke was me.
But what kind of God would mess with a child of five
and tell her that although you see the Big Bang in a pretty girl’s eyes,
You should only ever fall for:
I buried my feelings in a grave labelled guilt-
And then I was eight.
Too young to contemplate,
the thoughts of my wedding day
not being the same
as the ones you see on reality TV.
My gaze at the eyelash on her cheek lingered too long.
These thoughts are wrong.
God isn’t real, or he’s sick for creating me like this.
Her cheeks are the only cheeks I want to kiss.
Rainbows burst through the floorboards, march their way up the stairs and yell in my face:
“Acknowledge the stares, it’s just a girl”
It’s just a girl.
You are worthy of love.
There has been a hell of a storm.
Dig up the grave, dust off your feelings and leave only red flowers in remembrance.
In remembrance of the time that you hated God because he hated you.
Of the time you would flick your wrist, when you thought of her lips.
Of the time when boys would temporarily fill the whole in your chest.
Of the time you thought that two girls could not fall in love-
could not hold each other,
and could not whisper the sound of forever into the silent night.
Teensy hands cup my curious eyes,
I am young and full of wonder.
At the blissful age of five.
If only I knew then, what I know now.
Description:You and Baekhyun are best friends and you’ve lived together for three years now. It’s no news to you that Baekhyun sleeps around, but you do too…so what happens when he wants to be with someone as experienced as him?
Genre: Smut / Angst / Drama (y’all it’s goin d o w n)
Word Count: 2,071
Pairing: Byun Baekhyun x Reader (feat. Lay)
Author: Admin Xiufairy
After you stayed at Yixing’s you weren’t supposed to be back until Sunday. However, you made up some sort of excuse so you could go home. The sex wasn’t bad, in fact, it was great, but that did little to calm the war waging between your mind and your heart.
The man you had once called your best friend and Byun Baekhyun were now two different people and you just didn’t know what to do. You refused to believe Yixing, however, because it was just impossible.
The harsh winter in Mirkwood and the absence of a certain Elvenking do not leave you any other choice than hoarding all the blankets you can get.
Rating: G Fandom: The Hobbit Prompt: Imagine how Thranduil convicts you of late-night blanket stealing. [x] Pairing: Thranduil Oropherion x Reader Type: Reader insert, one-shot, fluff Date: 16th February, 2015 Words: 1977 Warnings: Pure unadulterated fluff. A way too cheesy plotline. Overprotective Thranduil. Grammatically questionable Sindarin: “my love” (meleth nîn), “sweet dreams” (elei velui) and “love of my life” (meleth e-guilen). A/N: This is the first and the only story that made it through my gigantic writer’s block. It is not more than an apprentice piece I wrote two years ago based on an imagine on @sindarinkisses, a now inactive Tolkien writing blog. Beta’d:@jezvontesse
(A/N); Hello Earthlings! So, ever since I saw hoco, I noticed that Peter barely has time for anyone else in his life, hence is why this fic was born. And while I was writing, this reminds me off a song I used to adore way back when (the link is above), I hope you listen and love it as well, but for now, happy reading!
also, requests are open!
Warnings; None (other than angst, of course)
Disclaimer; It’s midnight and my mind is a bit groggy, I hope I proofread well enough
You were the girl of his dreams, that was for sure.
No, scratch that– you are still the girl of his
It took Peter the longest of time to gather up all the
courage to even begin to admit his feelings for you. He thought he was going to
or maybe he did. He can’t really remember anymore.
The truth was, he was very happy after you said yes, and you
were beyond happy as well. At that moment, it was like the whole world was
cheering for you, but in fact– it was just Ned Leeds squealing.
Things were going amazing until it stopped.
Neither of you thought things through, and neither of you
realised that this wasn’t going to work.
It wasn’t really anything big at first, people can’t be with
together 24/7, that’s a fact, right? But, when days, weeks, and even months
have pasted and you barely had time for each other, it made you think.
Were you with each other for the sake of just ‘being
together’ or were you with each other because you loved each other? Because, if
it was the second one, you didn’t really feel it.
Peter was always busy with school, homework and project, and
if not, he was always busy being Spider-Man. You knew that, of course. It was
quite easy to piece things together when you found parts of his old suit,
random equipment and webs on the floor of his bedroom. And plus, the fact that
Peter Parker couldn’t lie to save a life showed it all.
You understood that. You didn’t mind it. Your boyfriend
was a superhero. How many people can say something like that?
Even with that going on, Peter still had a lot of time to be
with you. It wasn’t as much as before and it wasn’t as much as you would have liked,
but it’d have to do.
You just missed how things were before Peter got his powers.
You were together all the time, doing everything and nothing at once. Things
were truly amazing and you were sure that it was the best and the happiest time
of your life.
And you, you used to have all the time in the world to
yourself since you weren’t a superhero and clearly didn’t have anything
interesting to do other than school and homework, but you were sick of that.
You needed something– something to help passed the time.
Turned out, there was such a thing as the Stark internship after
all. No, not the same one Peter uses as an excuse for his superhero duties, an
So, generally, you applied for it. You didn’t expect much
since a lot of people were interested in it too.
Until, one day, you got an e-mail saying you got the
internship. It left you staring at the computer screen for almost 20 minutes
straight without blinking before you came to your senses. It was a weird
Since then, you’d been working at the Stark Industries doing
whatever they ask you to do. The cool thing was, you had full access to the
labs, and a room to yourself. Pretty cool for a random girl with an internship,
You enjoyed working there. Everything was so amazing and
just– a blast. In fact, you didn’t even see it as a job but more like a hobby.
Until you realise that being here only took more time away
from you and Peter and the horrible state of your relationship.
Peter tried to stop and visit while you were working
sometimes, but his timing was horrible and he always showed up when you were in
the middle of an experiment or something big, and you couldn’t spend time with him,
This kept happening and happening. It was at a point where
the only time you had with each other was at lunch or a few minutes between
The both of you said that it was fine, that it’d fix itself
soon enough. But that surely never happened.
Time went on, and you spend a lot more time at work now. Your
internship had made you happy, and being Spider-Man had made Peter happy, too,
but on the other hand, just the thought of your relationship made you both
In the back of your minds, you both knew. This is no longer
the happy relationship it once was, it’s more like a pressured responsibility
now. You both can’t do your jobs properly while worrying about each other and
how many minutes you’d get with each other tonight. That needs to stop.
Peter hates that things aren’t the same. He hates that he was
the cause of it all. If he was never Spider-Man, you two would still had time
for each other, you would never had taken the internship because you were tired
of sitting around waiting for him all the time.
He hates that as much as he loves you, he also loves saving
the innocent people of Queens too, he can never choose just one despite how
selfish that may seems.
And you, working with Stark is beyond important, more
important than anything else at the moment. It means so much to you and your
family. It could help you get into good colleges and pay for the tuition, and
that’s huge. You couldn’t just let it go that easily.
And here it is, the time to accept the truth. What you’re both
doing are important things, and you can’t stop doing it just to be together.
It is time to accept that things between you two– has already
The two of you are standing on the rooftop of your apartment
building, looking out. This is one rare occasion when both of your schedules
aren’t full. Hence that, Peter Parker is still dressed in his suit of duty–
without the mask on, of course, probably preparing for a sudden emergency.
The two of you just stand there, no words have been spoken,
You knew what was gonna happen the first moment Peter told
you on the phone that he has something to talk to you about, but here you both
are, not saying a word just yet.
Deciding to break the quietness, you begin, “So,”
A single word hangs in the air, Peter still hasn’t looked you
in the eyes since you got up here. It doesn’t take a genius to know that
“So,” He repeats, eyes staring off the ledge.
Sure, you both can stand here forever and not say a thing.
You can be here until sunrise and pretend there isn’t anything in yours and
Peter’s chest that’s screaming to be let out.
You decided to change the view, too much of New York can get
boring at times. You turn around and place your back on the ledge instead,
looking at the scenery surrounding you, you let your eyes can over this whole
rooftop with dim lightings and cold air. This all feels too familiar.
“You know,” you start again, “I don’t know if you remember,
but our first kiss was just over there.” You chuckle, pointing to the other
side of the building opposite of you.
Peter closes his eyes. He can’t believe he’s standing here.
Why did he choose this place over millions of places he could picked?
“I remember that it was freezing cold.” you try once again,
“I swear I couldn’t feel half of my body.”
Peter smiles to himself, of course, how could he forget
something like that.
The both of you were shaking to the core. It wasn’t his plan
to bring you up here and freeze you both to death, but downstairs was too loud
and crowded. there was a party going on, and he didn’t want to scream ‘I love
you’ and kiss you while fighting for a place to stand with 30 more people in
“And it was also very loud.” You continue.
Peter nods, before turning his head to look at you, “It was
at New Year’s.”
You nod back in reply, remembering that day. Cliché, right? A
New Year’s kiss. Who knew Peter Parker was someone like that?
Peter turns around and places his back on the ledge like you,
he stares out in the distance. He can still remember everything so vividly like
it was only yesterday. He was so scared. It took him everything to come
up here with you.
Just the thought that there wouldn’t be any more of that
breaks him. Just as it’s breaking you.
Both of your words clash as you stare at each other. Your
words are stuck in your throat, and so are his– waiting to be let loose.
Peter nods as a sign for you to go first.
You move forward, taking his hands in yours. You need to feel
his touch one last time, because you don’t know if you’d ever get a chance to
feel his soft skin again after this.
“Peter, Pete– you know I love you, right?” you start, not
really waiting for a reply, “And I would do anything to make sure you’re happy
and safe and protected?”
He doesn’t say anything, just staring at you.
“And by ‘anything’ I really mean anything. I would give up my
own happiness for yours.”
Peter shakes his head and mumbles, more to himself than to
“No,” You cut him off. You know if you don’t get to say what
you’ve been meaning to say for so long right here right now, you won’t be able
to get it out again, “listen to me first, alright?”
You squeeze his hands a little tighter as a reassurance that
you’re still here, you’re not going anywhere– not yet.
“I know that things are hard for us lately. And I’m sorry, I
know part of it is my fault.” You voice starting to tremble, “You get why I’m
doing this, don’t you? You get why we’re here?” You question, once again, not
looking for a respond.
“You know, I used to see you, Peter. I used to see you in the
news, I used to see you swinging around tower to tower. I used to see how happy
you felt. You liked being Spider-Man– Hell, you loved it! I remember how
excited you were when you used to come to my place and told me what you’d done
that day. I could see your face lit up, Pete, I could see how much you enjoyed
You can feel tears start sliding down from the corner of your
eyes, you decide to leave it alone, not bother to wipe it away.
“I missed him. I missed that happy Peter Parker. And I know I
caused it, I know I was the reason he disappeared.” You weren’t sure if what
you were saying was for Peter or for you. Maybe it’s for you both, but you didn’t
care. “I know every night when you go out on the streets, you keep worrying
about us. That’s why you don’t enjoy what you do anymore, and it breaks my
heart, you are the symbol of hope– Spider-Man is the symbol of hope, what good
would that be if you yourself lost all hope in the word?”
You stop, reaching out your hand to touch his hair and smile.
“You have to stop seeing what you do as a job, and you have
to stop worrying about me, alright? Remember why you started it? You wanted to
save people in need and make them believe in the goodness of this world. Do you
still feel the same way? I want you to be happy for what you do, Peter, I want
you to feel free out there, like you have the whole would under control, I want
you to enjoy it like you once did, okay? Take care of the city, Pete. The
people need you more than me.” You tell him, as you remove your hands out of his
hair to touch his symmetrical face lightly, wiping on the bare skin touched
Peter nods, he only notices that he’s been crying when you
touch him. He knows that what you’re saying is true. Before everything happened,
he really enjoyed being a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. He loves seeing
people smile and cheer him on, it just makes him want to keep doing what he
does. But now, no matter no many people he’s saved, he simply can’t feel the
emotional connection to it like before. Every night he’s out there, helping
people, he knows he’s hurting a certain person, you. And it definitely
doesn’t help when you tell him that it’s fine, because he can hear the
insincerity in your voice. And lately, it’s like what he’s doing is forced out
of him. He has to drag his unwilling body to put on the suit and jump out of a
window all the time. And on top of that, his rate in fighting crimes has been
going down drastically, Spider-Man is no longer a symbol for hope anymore, but
instead a symbol of despair.
It’s not just that, though. You’re not only just affecting
Peter’s life. Peter knows he’s affecting your life too.
He can see that you love working with the Stark Industries,
you’ve always loved technologies and there’s no workplace that will fit you
just like this one does. Peter knows that you can spend hours and hours working
there, but not if Peter is weighing you down. He knows that whenever he texts
you that he’s free, you’d drop your work and choose to be with him instead.
That’s how bad of an influence he is for you. He’s destroying your future
without even knowing it.
“(y/n)?” It’s time for Peter to say something now. He moves
his hands to wipe off your tears this time before cupping your face.
“I want you to keep working, okay? I know that the internship
means a lot to you, you said it was your golden ticket to college, right? That
there’s a scholarship for MIT at the end of the line?”
You gently nod.
“Yeah, you’ll get it. No questions asked.” He promises.
“You’ll get it because you’re smart, dedicated and wonderful. They’d be so
lucky to have you.” Peter says, making you smile in respond. His voice doesn’t
shake anymore, he sounds certain this time. Like he knows you’d get it, like he
truly believes in you.
“I’m so sorry, babe” He apologises, “I know this means a lot
to you and I’m sorry for standing in your way. I–I didn’t know.”
“No– Peter. It’s not– It’s not your fault, alright?” You
stressed, doesn’t want him to blame himself for something that wasn’t entirely
his fault. “We’re busy people– with busy lives. We can’t keep up on something
like this, Pete. We underestimated things.”
He nods in understanding, you can see his tears coming back
again while yours haven’t stopped at all. He moves his hands back to take in
yours again, grip it firmly, showing no signs of letting go.
More minutes passed of you both standing on a chill rooftop,
saying everything you’re feeling with no sounds, just the silence looks and empty
You know that after this, there is always a choice of not
ending what you already have, you can keep this charade going, wishing that
things would be okay now that you both opened up about what’s wrong– but it’s
not that easy. In the end, things will fold back on the same crease you built
and it would be like this all over again. Right now is just not the right time.
You don’t have time to fall in love and Peter clearly doesn’t either. You don’t
want to be each other’s heavy burden any longer.
Finally, your hands let go of each other, feeling in the
breeze once again after a long while.
And for the sake of things being at its last, Peter stops
hesitating. If there’s one thing he’s learnt out of this relationship, is to
never wait. Just like he would’ve asked you out sooner if he wasn’t so scared,
maybe things would turn out differently. Slowly, he moves his hand to the back
of your neck with a light touch, moving in closer and inching his face towards.
With only a short distance between where you’re standing, this sure feels like
a long time. Maybe time is really slowing down, or maybe it has already
stopped. You know that this is not just a kiss, this is your last kiss.
This will seal the ending of your story and make it real.
Many thoughts rushing through your minds before the gap closes.
Your lips and his finally meet, but this time, it feels different. It wasn’t
like how it was on your first kiss. Your first kiss with him was filled with
excitement of promising beginnings and many more things to come. It wasn’t like
one of those rushed or peck kisses either. This just feels like everything. It
feels like ending, freedom, happiness, sadness, sorrow, and emptiness all at
once. You are both happy and sad to be leaving something behind.
This marks the end of your short-lived chapter. There were a
lot of ‘should of’s and ‘could of’s mixing throughout. It was like you two only
started writing that beginning not so long ago, and the ending just caught up way
The next thing you know, You and Peter are pulling away from
each other, making a distance once again.
Maybe it’s time to let go, maybe the both of you are better
off alone, maybe today’s the wrong time and someday– just someday you’ll learn how
to be strong and make things right again.
Maybe you were right with what you said earlier, you two are
busy people with busy lives, there was no way you could keep up on something
There in the back, Peter can hear sirens wailing– like it’s
crying out for a helping hand, but just as he was gonna say something about it,
you already know, “Go.” You order, “The city needs you.”
He smiles back, looking at you straight with nothing but sincerity
in his eyes. “See you around, (y/n).”
He makes a promise, as he puts on his mask and leaps off the
building, shooting his webs out while doing so.
And there you stand, watching Peter Parker flies away into
the night. Even though what happened today breaks your heart to a million
pieces, you have to remind yourself that you did it for yours and his sakes.
You’re both better off without each other and you know it.
Your timing was off, you had to understand that. Who knows, maybe
one day you could fix what you did wrong. Maybe one day you two could have a
second chance together again, but as for right now, that was the end.
Your fairytale days were over, and the honest truth had taken
You look ahead into the city, catching glimpse of red and
blue in the distance, and it made you think about what he’d said to you before
Yeah, see you around Peter Parker.
(excuse me for tagging random people, i’ve been away for too long. ask me if you wanna be tagged or removed!)
“you said request anything so could i have something like the reader being an archangel and chuck protecting her and the other four please? sorry for bothering you, i imagine you are busy. i love your blog!”
As you all know the request really reminded me of my SPN archangel OC. So I took inspiration in some of her back story to write something about Y/N. Enjoy :)
Summary: Chuck and Lucifer talking about their lost Y/N, an archangel that fell with Lucifer and got lost in her way.
Feedback is always appreciated! ❤ English isn’t our first language, sorry for all the mistakes, be indulgent!
«She was the bringer of light, said Lucifer facing his father, his eyes full of pain. You said that I was your favorite, that I was the purest, but did you ever looked at her? She was the most magnificent of us all. - You loved her - We all loved her, maybe even more than you.»
A silence grew between the father of all and the fallen. Y/N was a taboo since Lucifer and her collapsed. She was probably the brightest archangel the Lord could ever make, so bright that God himself struggled to see her light. She was the peace bringer of Heaven, a real fighter too. She always defended the abode of God as if she had nothing to lose, and that strength has been a great help during the war against the Darkness.
«She should have been the one taking the Mark of Cain, she would have resisted it. But you wanted to protect her, every one wanted to protect her. I accepted it. You protected her. And so did I. - I - - I don’t even know what happened to her once she fell. That’s why you left, seeing two of your child falling was too much for you, but it’s all your fault. - I couldn’t face my mistakes.»
Lucifer’s bitter laugh echoed in the room, he was mad, mad at his father. He was also mad at Heaven and all those angels who did nothing but watch while their peace was falling with him into the pit. Her disappearance was a stagnant pain in his heart. He remembered this day too well, the pain was still the same. And he remembered how she stood for him asking Heaven for forgiveness, helping him to escape the death sentence. Instead, he was condemned to banishment which was still too much for Y/N. «- He’s not the problem, the Mark is! We can’t banish him. It’s not his fault! Come on, do something, say something !» He remembered her desperate voice. When God pronounced his banishment, she grabbed him with all her strength hoping he wouldn’t fall but he did, and so did she. They both were frightened and they were grabbing each other to find some kind of comfort. Until he lost her and in a scream he could see her brilliance fading as he got closer to his prison.
«She would have fight for you. - She would have fight for me and for all of us. »
They both knew that she would have fight to keep her brother in the light of God and they both knew that Michael and Raphael would have never agreed with that. Even now Y/N was still missing and Heaven never searched for her. Only one did, Gabriel. In the confusion he escaped to find earth and searched for the lost archangel.
«You’re a failure as a father and as a God. - I know.»
Chuck knew his only mistake, and he knew Y/N was still alive, that she was one of the rare angels that never forgot her mission and was bringing peace to whom who needed it, in a cruel world where peace was missing. Her wings were still healing from the hard fall, she never really took the time to heal herself, she had no plan of returning to her home either. Her pain was her own, the one of loneliness and peace and she was the best at handling it. Loving and strong she was a treasure to earth and to humankind. She was beautiful, the brightest angel of the universe, and her light was so strong that she blinded all heaven so no one could ever see her again. But he was unable to tell it, to fill in the hole she left, nor to pronounce her name. The secret must be kept, just like Gabriel did when he found her, alive, after hundreds of years of research. A few of her words convinced him, this never have to be spoken.
«How can you even smile? She is- - Happy… - What? - Nothing.»
Chuck had a vision the day of the fall, one of blood and feathers. If She had fought for him the way she fought the Darkness, no Heaven would have remained. She loved her brothers so much that she could have killed them to protect them, even from themselves. But he couldn’t allow that. And the only way to stop them from killing each other was to separate them. He may have failed as a father and as a God, but like all father in the world he did what he had to do to protect his children. It seemed like the best choice to do, and even if the results were not what he hoped for. The Kingdom of the Lord remained and he knew that one day Y/N will rise again to make Heaven a better place, one that he never could have done alone.
Authors Note: So we hit 800? I’m dying I love you guys so much I don’t deserve any of you. Anyways, I wanted to celebrate this milestone with some smut yeah? lol. Get ready, it’s so sweet you could get a cavity. Big thanks to @adolescenthowell for dealing with my smut writing process shit. Go follow her! I LIVE TO HEAR FEEDBACK FROM YOU GUYS AND I LOVE TO JUST HEAR FROM YOU IN GENERAL. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THOUGHT. I LOVE YOU GUYS!
Reader x Laurens where they go out with the squad and reader looks really hot and Laurens whose like in love with reader can’t control himself and maybe leads to smut if you’re ok with that
John Laurens + reader teasing him while they’re at a bar?
Friday night meant going out with your friends for drinks, especially after you had met Alexander. You and Alex had met in college and after that you two hit it off instantly, doing everything together. You would be lying if you said you two hadn’t hooked up once or twice but you both mutually agreed that you two were better off as friends, you even helped snag Eliza for him. Being friends with Alex meant being friends with his friends, and thankfully they all liked you. All but one. John Laurens. For some reason, you two had created a friendship of your own filled with nothing but dry, sarcastic humor that nobody seemed to understand. You greeted him with insults and he would happily take them and throw one back at you.
You stepped into the taxi and gave the driver the name of the bar as you smoothed out your barely there dress. The forest green silky fabric felt like air to your skin, and you had to make sure you had actually worn clothes out. If the short length wasn’t enough, the dress also was backless as the fabric in the back started below your ribcage. You didn’t know why you had chosen to wear that dress. On Friday nights you had usually opted for a pair of jeans and a nice top but today you felt like dressing up a bit more, and you were definitely feeling yourself. The taxi came to a screeching halt in front of the bar, and you thanked the driver as you handed him a ten dollar bill. You swung your legs out of the cab and gracefully stood up as the New York City breeze hit your body. You smoothed out your hair before walking into the bar.
Request: I like your writing so much! Could you write something where the reader and Peter Parker fight, but he apologises and they end up together or something like that?
Note: I love working on your requests, so don’t be afraid to send me more. I also appreciate every single like or reblog my posts get, it makes me so happy that people actually read my stuff . Enjoy !
,,How long are you planning to ignore him?“ MJ asks you while hiding her face behind one of her many books. You just shrug your shoulders and continue picking on your food, not feeling hungry at all. Normally you would sit with Ned and Peter, talking about everything and nothing at the same time. Sometimes each of you would just enjoy their food in a comfortable silence, on other days you would joke around so much that your whole stomach hurts from laughing too much. Those are your favourite days, because it made you forget how distant Peter has been lately and how many times he denied your offer for watching a movie or to study together.
Since Peter and you got into a huge fight two weeks ago, none of you talked to each other and you started to spent your lunchtime with MJ, who is also a nice company. She doesn’t talk much but she’s always listening and probably gives the most honest answers you’ve ever heard.
,,I don’t know, I have to get over him and I know exactly that I can’t do that if I talk to him everyday.” You finally answer while thinking about his smile, and how much you miss to see it. Even Ned noticed the tension between Peter and you, giving you confused glances but you’d always shrug it off. Ned is more a best friend and loyal to Peter than to you, which is totally okay but you don’t want to tell him anything cause otherwise Peter is going to know it too.
You still remember how everything started, how stressed and grumpy Peter was. He came to school, big backs under his eyes from sleepless nights. He didn’t say Hi to you, treating you like air. You thought he just had a bad day and let it pass, but when he started to ignore you more often you confronted him. He said he was tired and wanted to be alone, something your best friend never said before. He never pushed you away like that, and seeing him in school laughing with Ned made you so mad.
So you tried to talk to him again, and this time he used his internship as an excuse and that he is sorry but has no time to hang out.
That was two weeks ago, and since that day none of you have spoken a word.
It brakes your heart to not hear his voice anymore or to laugh with him about some stupid comment Ned made.
When you see him in school, you always try to walk past him without making eye contact, deciding he can come to you this time. But nothing happens, and day after day you feel your heart breaking more. You thought that Peter liked you too, at least like a friend.
You started to make new friends at school, something you never considered as an option before. It has always been Peter and you.
You even hang out with Flash a few times during lunch, but you hated it.
,,You two are friends, don’t be so stubborn and ruin your friendship with him just because he’s treating you like shit. He will come and apologise sooner or later, can’t you see how he looks at you?“ MJ looks up from her chemistry Book and turns to the next page, eyes already glued on the paper.
,,There’s the point, he’s not looking at me at all.” You mumble frustrated before getting up and leaving an eye rolling MJ behind. You decide to spend the rest of your break on your locker, to make it more organised and nice.
You order your books in silence when you suddenly hear someone walking down the hall, turning your head into the direction.
Standing there is no one else than Peter Parker himself, with his hands next to his side and a clenched Jaw.
,,Y/N we have to talk.“ He sounds so confident and serious, something Peter normally struggles with. He always sounded shy but smart, choosing his words carefully.
,,I don’t think so.” You shut your locker and start to walk into the other direction, not feeling ready to face and forgive Peter yet. It kills you to leave him behind, but you felt so sad and lonely the last weeks, all because of him.
,,You can’t just ignore me !“ He shouts and you freeze, taking a deep breath.
,,Oh I can’t? And what about you? What gave you the right to ignore me !” You shout back, getting angrier the more you think about it.
Peter doesn’t move as well but his eyes never leave yours.
,,I had my reasons and you know that! You’re acting like a child, it’s ridiculous.“ He shakes his head and you start to walk towards him, your knuckles white from digging your nails into your palm.
,,I can’t believe you’re really saying that. No reason can be good enough to hurt his best friend like that! Do you know how lonely I felt? I don’t think anyone ever hurt me that much, and I expected someone else to do that but not you!” You are no longer shouting, but the disappointment and anger lingers in your voice and clearly can not be overheard.
,,I already apologised and explained to you that I can’t hang out because of the internship, you don’t understand how-“
,,No.” You interrupt him coldly.
,,I truly don’t understand. I don’t understand how you can ignore me, but laugh with Ned as if nothing happened. And I can’t understand why an internship is stopping you from talking to me in school, or even looking at me. If you don’t want to hang out with me, have the guts and say it straight away instead of making such a lame excuse.“ You swallowed hard and bite your lip, finger pointing to his chest. you don’t like the way this conversation is going but Peter sounds so egoistic and ignorant. You feel like he doesn’t like you anymore.
,,Why don’t you go to Flash and hang out with him then? Looks like I’m not longer enough for you anyway. ” Peters veins start to grow with every minute you’re arguing and his head turns a light shade of red.
,,What?“ You stumble in disbelieve.
,,Do you really think I don’t see how you two look at each other? You ditched me to show him something ! And than you’re mad at me for ignoring you? I have better stuff to do than watching the girl I love smiling for a guy who doesn’t deserve her! ” Peters whole body is tensed and you’re taken back by his words, mouth slightly open but no words come out. You have never seen Peter like that before, he never shouted at you or gave you the fault for something. His harsh tone makes you completely forget that he said that he loves you, something you’ve been dying to hear.
,,That was weeks ago! and I’m not hanging out with Flash, well at least I wasn’t before you cut me out of your life.“ Your hands gesture wild between the two of you and your voice cracks at the end, you are tired of fighting and are close to crying.
,,I ignored you because I had to! You don’t understand. Do you think it’s easy for me to not look at you, listen to your voice and laugh at your stupid jokes? You are all I think about, I can never get you out of my mind. But I can’t risk loosing you as friend, I had to get away from you to clear my mind. How am I supposed to get over you when we are always together?” He sinks his head and runs a hand threw his messy curls.
,,You never lost me until now.“
Your answer makes his head pop up again and he narrows his eyes, this time he is the one to question your words.
,,You heard right. I want you, I want you so bad. I want us to be more than friends, more than this.” You show between the two of you before continuing.
,,but I am so hurt. I still can’t understand how you could do that to me. Even when you were all over Liz I stood by your side, supporting you with all my heart even tho it was killing me! How can you be so selfish, the Peter I know would have never done that.“ A single tear slips out of your eye and you rub it away, but it doesn’t goes unnoticed by the boy in front of you. His face softens instantly and the bad feeling in his stomach increases by ten. He hates to see you cry, and knowing that he is the reason for it makes him feel like the baddest person alive.
,,I’m sorry Y/N. But Stark told me to get over you so I could concentrate on my work again. I messed everything up that I touched because my mind was always stuck on you. I know it’s no excuse to end the contact with you, but I had to get away from you. I never planned for it to go that way, but I, I just didn’t know how I should concentrate on anything else when I’m hanging out with you. When I saw you with Flash I felt so jealous and hurt that I said some things I didn’t meant that way, but I was too stubborn to apologise. And that was so, so wrong of me. Even now, I never wanted to shout at you but you drive me insane. I can’t have you as my friend any longer, it’s killing me to be close to you without being able to kiss, less touching you. I know I screwed up, but I hope you feel the same and forgive me someday. I just want you to know that I am truly sorry and realised I was wrong.” He looks you in the eyes one last time before turning around to make his way into his next class, and the chaos in your head is getting the best out of you. Your mind is racing and processing everything Peter just said. Peter Parker, your crush since primary school confessed his feelings to you. Your head feels dizzy from all the arguing, but before Peter complete disappeared from your view you made up your mind.
,,Parker.“ Is all you say. He stops in his tracks, eyes looking at you from over his hanging shoulders.
,,I forgive you.” The words slip out of your mouth and all your anger is gone, remembering MJ’s words to not be stubborn. Peter apologised and opened up to you. He might made a mistake, but your heart craves for him too much to not forgive him.
,,Are you s-sure?“ Suddenly the shy Peter is back and his eyes widen in shock, face all pale.
,,Yeah. I can understand how you feel, but it’s still no apology for how you treated me. But you apologised and try to make up for your mistake, and we’ve gone threw too much to end things like that. Plus you can be extremely lucky that I fell for you as well, otherwise I would still be mad. ” you cross your arms over your chest and observe the boy in front of you.
,,I will never do that again.“ He whispers while slowly walking towards you, every step taken with care.
,,so you really want to be mine?” He asks insecure while taking your hand. His hands feel a bit sweaty and warm, but you still take it with excitement in your stomach, yours not feeling any better.
,,If you claim me as an object, yes.“ You joke to brake the tensed atmosphere and Peter lets out a shaky laugh while giving you his prettiest smile you’ve ever seen, because it is only for you.
Your eyes wander from his lovely brown eyes to his lips who are slightly chapped.
His eyes do the same, and before you two have any time to adore the others faces more you feel his lips on yours.
He kisses you so carefully that your lips barely touch, more stroking each other. Both of your eyes are closed and you enjoy the feeling of Peter being this close, taking his scent in.
Your one hand grabs the fabric of his sweater while your other hand wanders up to his neck, finding the right place to rest on.
His hands do the same by cupping your face and feeling your hot skin.
Peter tastes like peppermint gum and you welcome his attempt to kiss you by deepening it. Peter gets your signal and takes all his courage by fighting for dominance, wanting the kiss to feel as perfect for you as it does to him.
After some time you two pull away to catch your breaths, your noses touching while your lips are only inches apart.
,,Miss Y/L/N and Mister Parker aren’t you two supposed to be somewhere else than kissing here?” One of your teachers approaches you two and you instantly blush, hiding yourself behind Peter.
He is embarrassed as well, but just nods.
,,Yes we are, and I am sorry for that. We will go to our lessons now.“ Peter grabs your hand and gently intertwines your fingers with his before walking the long corridor down.
,,By the way I am not sorry.” He makes a corny remark that makes you laugh and you just kiss his lips once more, not getting enough of them like an addict.
Luckily you two have physics together and your teacher is always late, so there is a light chance of staying out of trouble.
But even if you’d get caught, you don’t mind.
You’re finally with the boy you love, being able to call Peter Parker all yours.