you can tell everyone was having a lot of fun

relationship advice as told by dnp:

- always have personal space, so you don’t disturb your partner with your collection of house plants or a shrine to guild wars 2

- it’s not all about sex. spend a lot of time having fun together, like playing crash bandicoot or engaging in crafts

- support each other’s personal projects. when your partner is invited to host a documentary about e-sports, tell them and everyone else how proud you are

- complement each other. if one of you has an idea of a party game, add your own thinking into it to create something awesome together

- compromise. sometimes you have to wait a few hours in the morning until they wake up so you can watch anime together

- not every present has to be romantic. sometimes you just gotta watch them laugh at the fidget spinner you gave them for their birthday

- be open about your desires. be it chocking or microphilia, tell your partner what you’d like to try and have an honest discussion

Terrible boyfriends

Aries: They will find something wrong in literally ANYTHING you do. Seriously. They’ll use every single one of your mistakes just so that they can make fun of you and make you feel bad, because for some reason that’s super funny.

Taurus: Kinda lazy, when it comes to expressing love. I’m not saying that they should tell you that they love you every single day and always give you compliments and say things to make you happy, but sometimes, they think that all they have to do is to buy you things and that’s all. They technically buy your love in a way…

Gemini: Are they even in relationship with you ??? Who knows ???? I mean I’m not saying that staying an individual in a relationship is a bad thing (it is, in fact, amazing), but these guys ? Sometimes cross the line way too much. They act as if they didn’t even know you.

Cancer: They become super selfish. Yes, it is great to do stuff together and go places together, but this guy gives literally zero fucks about you and only wants you to participate in activities he enjoys doing. Also don’t expect him to ever ask about your day and then actually listen.

Leo: They constantly need you to remind them of how beautiful and amazing they are. If you don’t give them attention, they’ll whine and get moody. Sometimes they’re more of a son than a boyfriend, really.

Virgo: Listen. You won’t ever be number one. Get over it or don’t date a Virgo. Because for him, there’s many more important things than a relationship. A work for example! Whatever project he is working on right now, it is more important for him than a date with you. 

Libra: In my opinion maybe the top sign to become a fucking police once they’re in a relationship with you. Prepare for 30 texts a day as well as arguments and A LOT of questions. As if he never did any of that himself. Also if you don’t compliment them at least once a day, they’ll get pissed at you.

Scorpio: Way too personal?? Obviously everyone has different standarts, but sometimes they’re just way too touchy and/or ask you too much? In return, they often act cold and detached. Find a healthy balance, Scorpio !

Sagittarius: There is a reason why Sagittarius boys are often listed as the biggest fuckboys from zodiac. Even when dating someone, they’ll still flirt with other people and don’t really five a shit about the other person’s feeling. They’re likely to cheat in my opinion. Perhaps that’s why they’re always mentioned as the biggest fuckboys..

Capricorn: You will come out of this relationship like a dry plum. No but seriously, they will emotionally drain you like no one !! They’ll always want you to admire them and take care of them, but they’ll barely do anything in return. Might get jealous VERY easily.

Aquarius: They don’t know what they want ! I swear to god, they want you to be super loyal and make them happy, but at the same time they can get really distant and also don’t mind flirting with other girls while they’re in a relationship with you..

Pisces: If Pisces boy is moody, he IS moody. He’ll tell you things to make you feel bad for him and to make him feel good. Prepare for a lot of complaining and crying. He gets annoyed super easily as well.

For work reasons, I regularly have to stand up in front of a bunch of people I have never met before, and talk to them. Usually it’s about fifteen people, but at conference time my seminars have upwards of seventy-five people or more in the audience.

For years, public speaking was not my favorite thing; I dreaded it more than anything else in the world. But I love it now, and I’ve been told I’m good at it, so I’m gonna share some tips. 

  1. Freak out. Go ahead. Give yourself permission to panic about having to stand up in front of a bunch of people and give a speech. Go. Panic, scream, cry, complain to the world. Just get it out of your system - really get it all out in one go. You can have anywhere from ten minutes to three hours, depending on how close this due date is. But however long you take, know that when you’re done freaking out, that’s it - it’s work time now.
  2. Make an outline. Write down the main points you want to cover. Dates, theories, equations, all of the Big Stuff. Write them all down in the beginning, so you won’t forget them later.
  3. Once the Big Stuff is written down, start filling in details: what’s important about this date, explain this theory, what’s the application for this equation. If it seems relevant, give examples (but limit it to one or two easy examples per item; overfilling with examples can lead to your audience forgetting what you were talking about)
  4. If you are making a PowerPoint - start transferring that outline into your slides. Don’t worry about design, format, animations, none of that right now. It shouldn’t be pretty at the beginning, all you need is your information on the slides. Make sure your slides are simple and not stuffed with information. Font size should be at least 28 for every bit of text - if you need to shrink it down to fit your information on, move it to the next slide or user fewer words.
  5. Write your speech in bullet points. Resist the urge to write it out word-for-word. If you write it out word-for-word and practice from that and nothing else, one of two things is probably going to happen: you will recite the speech as you have written and it will come across as a recitation rather than a presentation, or you will forget a word somewhere in the middle and stumble over yourself. Writing your speech in bullet points lets you fill in the transitions as you’re practicing; your flow will be more even and natural when you’re speaking, and you won’t get caught up in what the next word is supposed to be.
  6. Practice. Practice, practice, practice. Do not, under any circumstances, wing it. If you wing it, you will feel unprepared, so you will come across as unprepared, and you will probably forget important details or be surprised when a particular slide shows up. Practice until you are tired of your topic, practice until you want to murder your topic and bury it out in the back.
  7. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a sentence and realizing you have no more air left. When you’re practicing, make note of where you should breathe.
  8. Practice with an audience that can interact with you (your dog is a loving and supportive friend, but your dog can’t tell that you’re talking too fast). You need to give your speech to someone who will give you honest feedback - it can be an audience of one. Make it clear to them how you want their help: do you want them to critique your content, your presentation skills, or both.
  9. Preparation is equally as important as practicing. Check your PowerPoint - are all your animations working correctly? Is everything spelled right? Do you have legible notecards written in a way that will help you? Do you have an outfit planned (you want to look nice, but you also want to be comfortable)?
  10. Three days before, stop tweaking it. Stop making major changes. Go ahead and change the wording, but do not add any new content (and do not remove content unless it really is garbage). Up until now you’ve been practicing with a certain set of content, and throwing new content in at the last minute can unsettle your pacing and structure - it’s information you haven’t had nearly as much time as practice.
  11. One day before, leave it alone completely. It’s locked. Done. It’ll be what it’ll be. 24 hours before your speech is not the time to making any kind of adjustments to it. You’ve practiced what you have, you know you can rock what you have, so you’re going to give what you have.
  12. If steps 9 and 10 have both failed for any number of reasons (which is fine! happens to me all the time), then this is the rule you need to pay attention to. For the love of everything you find holy, do not make changes to your speech right before you give it. This has the same effect as winging it, and all the practice you’ve done will be for nothing.
  13. Get a good night’s sleep. Be hydrated. Eat breakfast (but not a super big special breakfast that might upset your stomach; eat your normal breakfast, even if that’s toaster pastries and a can of soda). Dress in layers, so you can remove or add a layer as necessary and not be freezing or sweating up there.
  14. Go first, if you have the option. Seriously. Volunteer to go first. You’ll get it out of the way, and you’ll be done. More importantly, you won’t be watching everyone else’s presentations/speeches while worrying about your own - that’s a super easy way to psych yourself out. So go first, or at least go early.

Other tips!

  1. Watch stand-up comedy. What stand-up comedy teaches you is timing, pacing, and audience interaction. Stand-up comics stand in front of people and talk to them for a living - they just happen to be funny when they do it. Study them for timing and pacing: where do they pause, for how long, how do they transition two wildly different topics together, etc. Stand-up comics are great at handling unpredictable audiences.
  2. PowerPoint animations: never use slide transitions, and the only animation you should ever use is “appear.” The “appear” animation controls what’s on the slide at any given time and is helpful for both you and the audience (though don’t make stuff disappear once it’s already on the slide). You won’t rush over yourself trying to move on to the next topic, because the next topic isn’t visible yet.
  3. Also on PowerPoint: know where your slides end. Create a little circle or square in the bottom corner that’s just a shade or two darker than the background color, and have it be the last thing to appear on the slide. Your audience won’t notice it, but it’ll be an indicator for you that the slide’s over and you’re moving on.
  4. If it’s speech with a time limit, have a buddy keep time by holding up a piece of paper with how much time you have remaining. Since you’ve practiced, you should know about how long your speech is, but you may speed up or slow down in front of people and you need to know about that. Be clear with them up front about what they need to tell you: you don’t want to be suddenly blindsided with 2:00 LEFT, but neither do you want to be warned every five minutes.
  5. Have a buddy give you signals. I talk super fast in front of people, so I always have someone in the back of the room to give me the “slow down” hand signal. You may also get really quiet, and you need someone to tell you to speak up. If at all possible, you want to adjust your speed or volume before someone in the audience points it out to you, which can interrupt your rhythm and train of thought.
  6. If you talk with your hands, talk with your hands. If you want to stand still, stand still. If you like jokes, tell jokes. If you need Star Trek references, make them. Let yourself be yourself. You’re already in an uncomfortable situation, and trying to silence something fundamental about who you are is going to make it so much worse. Be yourself in front of a crowd - you will be a lot more interesting, and a lot more fun (and have a lot more fun), than everyone else who’s trying to be as flat as possible.

If you have any questions or want some extra advice or anything, I’m happy to help!

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on the Trans Girl Marco/Bisexual Star theories? They've been really important to a lot of LGBT people and it'd be awesome to see anything of it in the show, or to get support from the crew

I’m gonna start by saying that since Disney is such a huge company, there’s only so much we can do when it comes to gay/trans representation. I wish that weren’t the case, but unfortunately I don’t think these theories will ever be explicitly canon in the show. 

Having said that, I LOVE the Trans Girl Marco theory! I think it makes sense, and I love all the fan support for Trans Girl Marco! I can for sure tell you that a lot of the board artists are aware of the theory, and we make sure never to have any jokes that make fun of Marco for wearing a dress. We always want to portray Princess Marco as a strong and positive character.

As for bisexual Star, @arythusa declared everyone on svtfoe bisexual so there you go! 

I have seen a lot of posts for trauma survivors who can’t say no to others, but non for those who can’t tell others yes.

Not having the ability to say yes to someone can be a reaction to trauma.

It can take years to learn, or relearn, that not everyone around you is going to take advantage of you if they ask you to do them a favor. To learn that it’s OK to go out with some and do something fun. To learn that just because you said yes the last time does not mean you will have to say yes the next time

Shout out to survivors who can’t tell people yes, who can only say no.

Roar

Characters: Jensen x Reader

Word Count: 630

Warnings: smuttiness-ish

A/N: These pictures of Jensen flashing his boxers to Misha have taken over my life.  I’ve never written Jensen before so why not start with Drunk Jensen.

Thanks to MastaBeta @wheresthekillswitch for looking it over on short notice.

Obviously this is a work a fiction, no disrespect to Danneel.

These pictures are not mine, credit goes to their owners.

You woke with a pounding in your head.  Lifting your head from your pillow you cracked one eye open.  Sunlight slanted through the curtains of the hotel window.  It was definitely late morning.  You looked to the other side of the bed, empty.  Jensen must be up and at the con by now, you think to yourself.  You knew it was a bad idea trying to keep up with everyone last night, but you were having so much fun.  You roll over, snuggling back under the covers hoping that a little more sleep will chase away the raging hangover.

You sleep most of the day before waking again and feeling more like yourself.  You get up and shower.  You’re sitting in your robe, finishing your food when you hear the door beep and in walks Jensen.  You can tell by his eyes and the way he’s walking toward you that he’s had a lot “apple juice” and you can’t help smiling.

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reason to stay - part two

a/n: after a very long time I finally wrote part two of ‘reason to stay’. I’m sure you’ve all forgotten about this, but enjoy!

– word count: 1,591

– warnings: none!

part one

“What?” The words left Shawn’s lips before he had even fully processed what you just told him.

“I’m pregnant.” You say again, waiting for any signs of any emotion from Shawn.

He stares at you, the tears finally spilling down his cheeks, “Really?”

You nod, stepping closer to him. The bags fall from his hands and he drops to his knees, resting his hands on your hips. He rests his forehead against your stomach, taking deep breaths. You run your fingers through his hair, your tears falling harder than before.

After a couple of minutes you get down on your knees in front of Shawn, taking his face in your hands. He moves your hands away and buries his face in the crook of your neck, tears still wetting his cheeks. You grab his face again gently and make him look at you, wiping his tears with your thumbs.

“Shawn. Shawn, look at me…” you say softly.

He slowly looks at you, his eyes red.

“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.” He says quietly.

“No, no, baby. It’s okay. It’s okay. I’m sorry. I’ve been expecting too much from you. Besides, I threw a plate at you.” You whisper, kissing his forehead with a small laugh.

He chuckles, shaking his head, “(Y/n), you expected everything you should’ve from me, I just didn’t meet those expectations like I should have. I deserved to have a plate thrown at me and you didn’t hit me so it doesn’t count.”

“There’s no winning this is there?” You ask with a small smile, gently running your thumbs over Shawn’s cheeks.

“No way.” He shakes his head.

You kiss him quickly, looking directly into his eyes, “Shawn, we need to have a serious talk though.”

He nods, standing up and pulling you up with him. He leads you to the couch, turning to face you. You sit on the couch criss-cross, facing Shawn.

“Did you mean it?” You ask, looking down at your hands.

“Mean what?” He asks, gently making you look at him.

“You said you ‘guess we just fell out of love’. Did you mean it? Do you really not love me anymore?”

Shawn’s expression softens as he looks you in the eyes.

“Of course I still love you, (Y/n).”

“Then why did you say it? I mean you were about to walk out.”

He stares at you, “I don’t know. It was heat of the moment. I was so sure you didn’t love me and wanted me to leave. I really wanted you to say something, anything to make me stay. You really outdid yourself here.”

You laugh softly and take his hands in yours, “I mean, I had a nice way to tell you all planned out, but obviously that didn’t work.”

“Obviously.” He grins.

You sigh and run your fingers through your hair. You were suddenly exhausted and just wanted to relax.

“What’s wrong?” Shawn asks, cupping your face in his hands.

“Just ready to relax.”

“I’ll run you a bath.”

Before you can say anything Shawn is already up and in the bathroom. You walk into the bathroom to see Shawn leaning next to the tub, running the water over his hand to make sure it’s not too hot. He knows exactly how warm you like the water. When Shawn notices you he stands up and helps you get undressed, his fingers grazing over your stomach. Shawn leans over and grabs a hair-tie, putting your hair up for you before getting undressed himself. Shawn steps into the tub, sitting down and getting situated before you slide in and lean against his chest.

“I’m really sorry about how everything went down earlier and for what I said.” He says, gently running his fingers up and down your thighs.

“So am I.”  You lean your head back against Shawn’s shoulder.

Shawn wraps his arms around your torso, leaving a trail of kisses along your shoulder and up your neck. You close your eyes, sighing contently. He buries his face in the crook of your neck, leaving a final kiss on the soft skin against his lips.

“I really do love you.” He whispers.

“I love you too.” You smile.


“What would you name them?” You ask Shawn after a while.

He takes a minute to think, “If they’re a girl, I think Melody would be pretty. For a boy, Jonathan.”

“I really like those.”

“What about middle names? Melody Grace? Jonathan Michael?” Shawn shrugs.

“Shawn, how long have you been thinking of names for our children?”

“Longer than you think.” He chuckles.

“Good. Now we don’t have to worry about having to think of a name later on.”

“Well, we still have to think of a name.”

“No, I like those names. Melody Grace Mendes. Jonathan Michael Mendes. They both have a pretty nice ring to them, eh?”

“I guess they do.” He holds you closer to him, a smile on his face.

“I bet the little one is gonna have your mop of curls.” You grin, thinking about what the baby could look like.

“Is that so?”

“Yeah. I hope they have your eyes and nose too. Oh, and musical talent.” You play around with Shawn’s fingers.

“I hope they get everything else from you though.”

“Yeah, really. Don’t want then to end up with your giant hands.” You joke.

“Wow. I see how it is.”

“Aaliyah is gonna love the hell out of this kid.”

“Boy, is that right.”

“Speaking of Aaliyah, when are we gonna tell our families? And how?”

“We can tell them this weekend. Liyah will be home and she said she wants to see us. As for how, I don’t know.” He leaves a kiss behind your ear.

“We’ve got a few days to come up with something.


The day has come where you tell Shawn’s family you’re pregnant. You walk into the house, Aaliyah practically tackling you and Shawn in a hug. You wrap your arms around her and squeeze her tight.

"Missed you kid.” You say as you step back.

“Missed you too.” She smiles.

You hand her an envelope that has her name neatly written on it and she flips it over, about to open it.

“Hold on,” You stop her, “Wait for your parents.”

She stops, but nods, looking at Shawn.

“So, no 'I missed you more than anything. You’re the most amazing sister and I can’t believe I go so long at a time without seeing you’?”

Shawn laughs and pulls her into another hug, kissing the top of her head, “I missed you, Liyah.”

“I missed you too, Shawn.” She grins.

“Where are mom and dad?” Shawn asks, looking around.

“Out back.”

You walk out back and hand them each their own envelope.

“Don’t open them yet. I want you and Aaliyah to open them at the same time.”

“Did you do that thing where you randomly get us all the same gift again?” Manny asks, looking at you.

“Maybe.” You reply before walking back inside.


Everyone is sitting together in the living room, Manny, Karen, and Aaliyah opening their envelopes. They open the cards inside and read what you’ve written before looking up at you.

“Are you serious?” Aaliyah asks before anyone else can.

“Yeah.” You and Shawn both nod.

“Oh my god. Oh my god!” She jumps up hugging you, followed my Manny and Karen before they move to hug Shawn.

“Congrats you guys!” Karen says, a huge smile on her face.

You and Shawn both thank her before turning to Aaliyah.

“Liyah. Listen here young lady. You can’t tell anyone about this yet because not everyone knows and we want to wait a while before telling the public.” You say.

She nods, “Okay. Secret is safe with me.”

Aaliyah looks down at the card still in her hands, “What did your cards say? Mine said: I can’t wait for you to play hockey with me. We’ll have a lot of fun when I’m beating you on the ice. I already know we’ll be best friends. Can’t wait to meet you, Auntie Liyah. Love, baby Mendes.”

We’ll have the best of times hanging out together. You can teach me how to perfectly decorate for every occasion. Can’t wait to meet you, Grandma. Love, baby Mendes.” Karen reads.

Manny looks at his and reads it out loud, “We’re going to have a blast when I get there. You’ll spoil me and sneak behind mom and dad’s backs sometimes. I’ll have you wrapped around my little finger. Can’t wait to meet you, Grandpa. Love, baby Mendes.

You look at Shawn and hand him an envelope, “Baby Mendes has a note for you too.”

Shawn opens the envelope and reads it so everyone can hear, “I can’t wait for you to teach me how to play guitar and I can’t wait for you to sing me to sleep. I can’t wait for you to hold me until I fall back asleep after a bad dream. I can’t wait for you to teach me how to love with every part of me and for you to show me how to be respectful and kind to everyone no matter what. I can’t wait for you to write a song that will be our song. I know you’ll love me forever no matter what. Can’t wait to meet you, Daddy. Love, you baby.

Shawn pulls you into a hug, kissing the top of your head when he finishes reading it.

“I love you.” He whispers into your hair.

“I love you too.”

He pulls back and gives you a kiss before wiping the tears from his eyes.

You knew Shawn was going to be the best dad to your child and you couldn’t wait for all the moments to come of your little family.

Writing prompts - 11

1. Do you ever wonder when you became the very thing you’re afraid of?
2. When you love someone, it’s worth fighting for. No matter what the odds.
3. Friends don’t let friends do stupid shit alone.
4. You’re leaving because it’s easier to walk away than to fight for what you really want
5. I really don’t let myself cry in front of anybody
6. I need to learn to stop caring
7. Pretending not to love you was the hardest thing I ever had to do.
8. You took a piece of me and I let you.
9. We’re friends, real friends and that means no matter how long it takes, when you finally decide to look back, I’ll still be here.
10. It wasn’t over, it still isn’t over!
11. So you think I’m broken? Then fix me.
12. If you love someone, you tell them. Even if you’re scared that it’s not the right thing. Even if you’re scared it’ll cause problems. You say it, you say it loud.
13. There is nothing worse in the world than thinking you have a chance when you really don’t
14. Don’t you understand? I can’t leave you, but you’re constantly leaving me.
15. I only wanted you to be happy, I’m just sorry it couldn’t be with me.
16. I’m still in love with you. I tried not to be, but it didn’t work.
17. What if nobody ever loves me?
18. You’re perfect. Which is beyond annoying, I can’t look at you.
19. I love you and I’m always going to love you, but I don’t want to love you. I want to be happy.
20. You don’t destroy the person you love
21. If I murder someone, you are the person id call to help me drag the body across the floor. You’re my person.
22. If there’s no food, I’m going home
23. We should be drunk, why aren’t we drunk?
24. I’m standing here, looking at you and all I want to do is kiss you.
25. I have to walk away from you, I have to for me.
26. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you I love you when I knew I did.
27. I can’t imagine a day when I won’t be in love with you
28. You bother the hell out of me
29. All I want is you!
30. Since when do I care about anyone’s happiness but mine?
31. I will always find you
32. If people are suppose to be together, they will find a way.
33. You may have noticed, but I’m not all there myself
34. Come bother me
35. I just want you to be happy
36. How do you begin to explain something that you can’t even understand yourself?
37. Everything around me makes me miss you
38. Nothing about us feels right anymore
39. You have to promise me, you won’t fall in love with me.
40. I don’t want to be just the next girl
41. You wanna dance with me?
42. Sometimes, you fall for someone you didn’t expect but that doesn’t make it wrong
43. Every time I look at you, it hurts
44. Shouldn’t we hold out for the person who doesn’t just tolerate our little quirks, but actually kind of likes them?
45. I’m happy your happy, but dammit what if?
46. You are the only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning
47. I shouldn’t be feel this way about you, but I do. And it’s driving me insane.
48. I know you’re mad at me, but I need help with my tie
49. What am I to you?
50. So whose the unlucky girl?
51. I love you so much, I just want you to be happy. Even if that happiness no longer includes me.
52. You are the most beautiful person I have ever met and somehow, I don’t know, somehow you chose me.
53. What I’m about to say is the most selfish thing I’ve ever said in my life.
54. The first rule of truly living, is to do the thing you’re most afraid of.
55. The truth is, I’ve tried to stop thinking of you, but I cant
56. I’m mad at you because I love you!
57. I try so hard and I’m never the one
58. You’re jealous aren’t you?
59. Why are you so annoying?
60. Never in a million years
61. I might have had a few shots
62. I could kiss you right now!
63. It’s your fault we are in this mess.
64. I hate you
65. Just admit you’re wrong!
66. I need you to do me a huge favor
67. Well this is awkward
68. “When you love someone, you just don’t stop. Ever. Even when people roll their eyes or call you crazy… even then. Specially then!
69. “If you’re not scared, then you’re not taking a chance. If you’re not taking a chance, then what the hell are we doing anyway?
70. Those things you said yesterday… Did you mean them?
71. All nighter, you and me. First one to fall sleep buys the other dinner.
72. It’s midnight, what do you want?
73. Okay, am I drunk or did you really just say that?
74. I’m too sober for this shit
75. Just pretend to be my date
76. I can’t believe you dragged me into this
77. Quick, kiss me!
78. Out of all the people in the world, I get stuck with you
79. You’re going to love me. Watch, you’ll see
80. It’s midnight, what do you want?
81. I wish I never laid eyes on you. I wish we never met. If I never laid eyes on you then I wouldn’t have fallen in love
82. I’m not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me!
83. Are you wearing my shirt?
84. Don’t look at me like that
85. Being your friend is basically ruining my life
86. If you leave, I will literally go out of my freakin mind.
87. I just want the chance to be yours again
88. Stop saying you’re sorry
89. I’ve been in love with her/him my entire life! And I think she/he loves me too.
90. It hurts so bad I can’t breathe
91. you’re my best friend. And if anything were to happen to you, I would lose my mind
92. That’s the problem, I don’t want to hate you. Because if I hate you then I’ll have nothing left
93. How about that dance?
94. Hold my hand dammit, we gotta make this look convincing!
95. Wait, am I dreaming or are you actually smiling?
96. Just do this for me and I promise I will make it worth your while!
97. I never had a minute to think about how I feel about you
98. I came here to win you back, and dammit, I’ll do whatever I have to
99. Why do you care? It’s not like we’re friends or anything.
100. Words don’t mean anything to me! You know what does? Taking action
101. The thing is, I can’t pretend we never happened because I’m still in love with you
102. We could’ve had a life together
103. Hold on to me
104. Can you stay? Please?
105. Let’s go somewhere, anywhere in the world. Just you and me.
106. You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible
107. I can make you happy
108. Do it, I dare you!
109. I’m not freaking out, are you freaking out?
110. You are never too old for a Disney movie
111. College AU
112. You’re my new dream
113. You mean more to me than anyone in this whole wide world
114. I’ll always catch you
115. Wait, what are the rules again?
116. That’s no fair! You cheated!
117. Neighbors
118. I’ll race you
119. I look at you and I’m home
120. True love is putting someone else before yourself
121. And when I promise something, I never ever break that promise. Ever.
122. I think about you a lot more than I probably should.
123. What do you wish for at night?
124. I told you not to fall in love with me.
125. Coffee shop au
126. How drunk are you right now?
127. Can we just stay in bed and cuddle? Watch some Disney movies?
128. I think I’m falling in love with you
129. This stays between us
130. You have ten minutes, so make it quick.
131. You owe me, big time.
132. If you make fun of me one more time, I’m gonna tell everyone we know that you named your favorite pillow Mr. Puff Puff.
133. If your house was on fire and you only had ten seconds to save something important, what would you get?
134. So I was–don’t move! There’s a spider on your shoulder!
135. How the hell do I end up with hufflepuff!?
136. Okay, it’s settled.you are officially my zombie apocalypse partner.
137. What is the point of being alive if you don’t try to do something remarkable
138. Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you
139. When you meet the right person, you know it. You can’t stop thinking about them. They’re your best friend and your soul mate. You can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with them. No one and nothing else can compare.
140. When you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.
141. You’re just as screwed up as I am, I like you.
142. Doctor au
143. You’re insane, you know that?
144. But what if we get caught!?
145. Comic con au
146. You are really comfortable.
147. Just kiss me already
148. You made me love you and I hate you for that!
149. Why are you smiling at me like that?
150. I know I shouldn’t but I can’t stop thinking about you

Beautiful

Prev

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A/N: I’ve decided to make designs on the ten characters I’ve added into this story ^^ just for fun

So look forward to that!!

I’m also thinking of making this universe (the setting and placement of the story) a real thing, like a real AU. Where everyone I put in the story lives normal high school lives. No magic, no curses, no monsters, just, normal humans.

And I could include other people in it and make more stories in this setting!! ^^

I have lots of ideas, but I’m not sure still. Tell me what you guys think! ^^

For now, please enjoy part 2 ^^

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Cherry leaned over the garbage can, letting her lunch spew right into it. Her vomiting noises slightly echoed through the hall as she did so.

Angel sighed, “come on Cher, your bulimia is getting really old now.”

“Shut up Angel,” Blu sorta snapped at Angel as she rubbed Cherry’s back.

Angel only scowled at Blu and turned her head to the side with her nose in the air in a snobbish way.

“You should probably see a doctor about it Cher,” Anrez said to Cherry.

Cherry sat up and nodded, wipes the corner of her mouth, “yeah maybe…”

“Ah Undercast,” a teacher said, walking over to Undercast with her hands on her hips. Her face scrunched up in disgust as Cherry covered her mouth and then let out the rest of her lunch in the garbage can.

“Perhaps you didn’t hear the bell over all the vomiting?” The teacher said with sarcasm, “your all late for class.”

“Cherry wasn’t feeling well teach,” V protested, “we’re helping her.”

But the teacher only chuckled, unimpressed, “not without a hall pass your not. Weeks detention.”

Apple for some reason, ran towards them and spoke without thinking, “Uh- excuse me, Miss?”

The teacher and Undercast looked at her as she spoke.

Apple tried not to look nervous and obvious in front of them so she spoke, “sorry I’m a new freshman and, I need help getting to my next class so they, offered to help me. Then, cherry, felt sick so we…stopped, for a bit…”

Undercast looked at each other in confusion, as to why this freshman was covering up for them. The teacher studied Apple for a bit before she said something,

“I see…alright fine,” she looked at Undercast sternly, “hurry and get this girl to her class, then hurry up and get to where you need to be.”

With that the teacher left and Apple sighed in relief, then she turned around, only to see Anrez standing in front of her, arms crossed and eyebrow raised. Apple shrunk slightly at his intimadating stature.

“That was…almost, impressive,” he remarked, “who are you?”

“Uh- Apple! I’m, new here..” Apple introduced herself to him and the rest of the gang as they looked at her, “I, crave a boon..”

“What boon?” Anrez asked.

“….uhh…” Apple didn’t know what else to say, and without thinking, she spoke, “lemme sit at your table? Tomorrow? Please, just once, no talking necessary, if people think you tolerate me they’ll leave me alone…”

Undercast looked at each other and shared a chuckle, before Apple continued,

“Before you answer, I can also forge signatures, for report cards, hall passes and absense notes.”

“How bout perscriptions?” Cherry asked.

“Shut up Cherry,” Angel snapped at Cherry.

“Sorry Angel…” Cherry apologized.

“Hmmm….” V hummed as she looked at Apple from head to toe, examining her, “for a greasy little nobody…you do have good bone structure.”

“And a symmetrical face…” Senkiller added as he also looked at her, “if I took a meat cleaver down the center of your skull, I’d have matching halves.”

“Is that even important?” CTK asked.

“It’s very important,” Mel retorted, flicking CTK’s forehead.

“Of course you could stand to lose a few pounds,” Angel remarked but slightly insulted as she examined Apple.

“Hm,” Anrez thought, then finally spoke, crossing his arms, “if your gonna be with us. You need to look the part.”

“Maybe some mascara, lip gloss, a little blush, and your loosing the cat stuff,” Blu said, poking one of Apple’s cat ears once.

“O-oh um…okay?”

“Yo Bonehead,” Blu said looking at CTK, “grab my brush,” then she looked at Apple smirking, and the rest of the gang smirked with her as they looked at Apple.

“let’s make this lil kit'n beautiful.”

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Mona walked through the halls alone after class. In search of her little cat loving friend. But she could find her through the crowded halls anywhere.

Then she stopped when she saw everyone looking at something. She began fighting through the crowd to see what all the commotion was about, curious as to what was happening.

She heard the chatter amongst the other students as she pushed through the crowd,

“Who’s that babe?”

“I’ve never seen her before”

“Is she new? How did she get in with Undercast?”

Mona finally made to the front of the crowd, and saw what was happening. It was, just Undercast, talking with one another. But there was another girl with them. It was hard for Mona to recognize her, without her cat ears and tail, her clothes arranged differently, and her face covered in make up.

But once she realized, she gasped softly,

“Apple?”

Apple smiled the biggest smile as she sat with Undercast, actually talking to them. The coolest group in school. She felt as if she was walking on sunshine at that moment. Above everyone. Apple saw Mona in the crowd and they smiled at each other. Mona gave her a double thumbs up, and Apple giggled, giving a thumbs up right back.

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Dear diary,

Today, turned out to be a real, beautiful freaking day

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Thanks so much for reading my story everyone!! Let me know if I should write more high school stories from here. I have a lot of ideas ^^

Special thanks to those below for letting me use their characters ^^

Apple: @thunderappledrawing

Anrez and Senkiller: @anrez-op-skele

Angel: @armyaangel

Mel: @golzy

Blu: Me ^^

V: @vzearia

CTK: @perfectshadow06

Cherry: @domino-doodles

Mona: @monathehegehog

Why I worry for Lance

The main reason I worry for Lance is probably because I’ve realized that on some subtle note, I relate to him. Not in the fact that he’s out-going and flirty, but on the fact that he’s always trying to out do himself. He’s the self-proclaimed sharp-shooter of the team (and he really is) but he’s always trying to level up in a way and be better.

Lance obviously deals with some heavy self-esteem issues, and except for that one scene with Keith and Lance in season 3 (and one other one where Shiro compliments Lance on being their sharp-shooter), no one helps Lance out and no one ordinarily compliments him on the amazing skills he does have.

In the scene where Lance approaches Keith and tells him that he’s willing to step down as a paladin because “Shiro”’s back, Keith tells him that he is needed and he is important on the team. Everyone’s been mushing over this scene, but I don’t think anyone’s taken into account how Lance leaves Keith’s room. He doesn’t have any restored confidence, he’s not even really smiling. He leaves kinda slouched and not in any better of shape than when he entered the scene. The only way I can describe this is actions speak louder than words. Now, we’ve all heard the old saying, and by now your parents have probably said it SO many times that you just find it cliche and annoying, but it’s true and holds a lot of meaning.

Despite Keith telling Lance that he is needed on the team, most of the times when Lance’s skills come into conversation at all it’s mostly the team making fun of him- and we see this quite a few times in season 3. Even Hunk, Lance’s best friend picks on him about this along with everyone else, and they all probably mean it as a joke more or less, but I have a feeling it’s all going to come back and bite them in the long run.

Other people have pointed out how, as the sniper of their team, Lance’s role is more behind the scenes, but it is still VERY important and I don’t think the team really realizes how much Lance contributes. Going back to the main point though. I deal with self-esteem issues myself and I’ll tell you one thing that is very important. Words can do a lot, but simply telling someone they’re important does squat when their self-esteem is already pretty low. Lance’s self-esteem is already low to the point that he’s not even entirely sure he’s even meant to be a paladin even though he obviously is. Keith simply saying that he’s a crucial part of the team doesn’t do anything if him and the rest of the team don’t follow through with that statement. They may mean their jokes as simply that, jokes, but whether it’s meant to be funny or not, Lance never once laughs or cracks a smile at them. He’s obviously affected in a very negative way.

My worry is that by the time someone actually puts this all together (I’m thinking it’ll be Allura or Shiro) and sits down and talks with the rest of the team, it might be too late. Because, even if the team are all Lance’s friends and even a family to him, this kind of stuff doesn’t ever really go away especially if they keep pointing fun at him- it’s extremely hard to build a sound structure that’ll last on land that has a lot of earthquakes.

Inside Choices is a behind-the-scenes blog from the Pixelberry team!

With Choices nearing its one year anniversary, The Crown & The Flame trilogy has come to an end. It’s been an epic year-long journey for Kenna, Dom, and the rest of their ragtag crew. As one of the first books to launch with Choices, the team behind TC&TF started work on it long before August. Months later, saying farewell to one of our first series feels like saying good-bye to an old friend.

The team has weathered marathon brainstorms and late-night writing sessions, and celebrated epic plot twists and awesome character art. With the final chapter in the rearview mirror, the writers of TC&TF took the time to reflect and reminisce…

The Crown & The Flame trilogy is over, and it’s been quite the journey. How do you feel?

Kathleen: Super weird. It kinda feels like graduating from college, actually. Like, you’ve been immersed in this cool new world for so long and surrounded by these people you’ve grown to love (even though Val’s always stealing your food and Dom wants to party all the time instead of doing homework), and you get so attached that you kind of forget there’s a world outside. Now graduation is looming and half of me is like “oh thank goodness” but the other half is going “WAIT, NO, I LIKE IT HERE, AAAAA”.

Eric: So many feelings! Sad because I’ve dedicated so many hours to TC&TF, and it’s like saying goodbye to close friends. Happy because we were fortunate enough to get to create this whole world from scratch! Proud because I feel we’ve brought the series to a satisfying conclusion. And of course grateful for the fans, whose passion for it made Books 2 and 3 a reality.

Since we’re at the end, why not talk about beginnings? How did TC&TF first come about? What were the early days like?

Kathleen: Lot of brainstorming, LOT of revisions. The first story that we outlined was much more focused on courtly intrigue, less so on the action. It looked totally different from the version of TC&TF that exists today, but there are a few relics from that first version that we kept because we loved them so much. For instance, Sei Rhuka was one of the first characters we created for that earlier story, and she survived the move to TC&TF pretty much unchanged (because what would you change? She’s perfect).

There were some late nights, and times when I definitely thought I was gonna crack under the stress. Fortunately I had Eric and Kara, two heroes of legend, fighting by my side.

Kara: The first draft of TC&TF was written under so much pressure and at such a frantic pace that it was nothing like the book that ended up being released. To give you an example of how much things change, Val Greaves, everyone’s favorite mercenary, was originally a male character just named Mercenary. Kathleen had the idea of making her a woman, and then the character of Val really started to emerge as the snarky, mean voice that the cast was currently lacking.

Another thing that came about because of that time was just the incredible trust between the writers. On most products, there’s a more formal process of logging changes, but because we were so short on time, we were just actively editing each other’s work, and I think we managed to get through that without killing each other, so it really says a lot about how well we work together! Sometimes you write your first draft and you don’t realize how much better it can be until you take a step back. I wrote a scene once where Dom is carrying a sack of flour down the castle hallway, and I thought, this is boring, I’ll add in a choice. Oh, I’ll give the choice a timer! Then I realized I’d just made a minigame about carrying a sack of flour. So I cut the whole thing. But sometimes it isn’t until you write the scene that you realized you’re going down a bad or boring path. The early days were a lot of that.

We rewrote a lot of things together, but it was such a privilege to work with Kathleen and Eric on creating this world. It was amazing when we reached a point where we’d revised and revised and revised and finally felt like we’d burned away everything that was boring or not working and all that was left was even stronger than it had been before.

Eric: Hectic! It’s one thing to write a book now, knowing what Choices looks like, but back then we were writing with placeholder art (everyone was Queen Adriana!) and we just had no idea what was going to work and what wasn’t.

Also, I echo everything Kara said above about trust. So many times I wrote a thing and thought, “Oh gods, I’m a fraud! I’m a terrible writer!” and then had either Kara or Kathleen or Jessica swoop in and turn my garbage into gold. Having the safety net of a great team makes standing on the tightrope a lot more fun.

Strong world building is crucial to any good fantasy story. That ranges from history and culture to what you yell when you stub your toe. What was the worldbuilding process like for the Five Kingdoms?

Kathleen: You start super general (place names, general time period/level of tech, climate), then build your details on top of that. Every detail comes from somewhere, everything is the way it is for a reason. In those early stages it helped us to give each of the kingdoms a “thing” that they’re known for. For Fydoria, it’s knowledge and art, for Thorngate, it’s trees and archery, for Lykos, it’s jerks and backstabbers, lol.

That gave you a jumping off point for what these people would be like, and how they relate to the other kingdoms. We were also very deliberate about what colors and styles of clothing the different kingdoms would wear, which I was really into. It’s great to look at a character and immediately know whose team they’re on (or whose team they want you to think they’re on…)

Then you take your pages and pages of notes to the artists, and they do some kind of beautiful magic that turns your dreams into something real you can look at. We work with some AMAZING artists. I have the Aurelian castle set as my computer’s wallpaper because I like to stare at it all day.

Eric: Ditto what Kathleen said. The incredible art helps tremendously with this process. Sometimes we’d get a piece of art back and it’d be SOOOOO good that it’d inspire us to go in a new direction. That kind of moment (like with Val) is really special.

What did you consider the most challenging part of writing TC&TF?

Kathleen: Not making every chapter 5,000 lines long, haha. I have issues with writing these super long, flowery dialogues, but thankfully Eric is there to keep me in check. It can also be hard to find a character’s voice sometimes, especially if you and that character don’t have a lot in common.

Eric: Keeping Kathleen in check. HA! Seriously, though, we had a HUUUUGE cast, and all of the characters have compelling backstories and fun voices and fans on social media. Trying to make sure everyone got ample screentime (while still telling a good story) was tough.  

Going off of that, what were your favorite scenes to write in TC&TF? (Spoiler alert!)

Kathleen: Oh man. I’m a mean person who loves writing the super intense emotional climaxes where everyone is crying and screaming at each other. So basically the whole Whitlock/Hex arc. One of my favorite writing moments though was when I was working on that kraken scene in book 2 and I had to turn to my boyfriend and say “Hey, what sound does a kraken make?” Boyfriend: “<kraken sound>” Me: “Yeah… but like, how do you spell that?”

Kara: My favorite scene to write was a dream sequence where Kenna and Dom get married, because I got to jump around in different scenarios and it felt a lot like fan fiction in the best way. But my second favorite was when Val has to pretend to be a handmaiden for Zenobia Nevrakis. I loved the idea of getting to see from Val’s point of view as she has to infiltrate this girly world of gowns and bodices. She’s usually a character who’s seen it all and can handle anything, so it was fun to get her out of her element for once.

Brandon: I had a major blast with the entire final battle, but I have a special place in my heart for the scene between Luther and Kenna in Chapter 13. I love when you get to shine the spotlight on a bad guy, in a way that makes you almost sympathize with them…but not quite.

Eric: By far, the action scene where Dom turns into a dragon for the first time. I was actually writing from my apartment, and I was like, “If I turned into a dragon, what would be the most fun, badass things I could do?” (Cut to me flapping my arms through the air as I run around my apartment breathing imaginary fire on unsuspecting Nevrakis boats…) It was silly, but I did get some good stuff outta that.

TC&TF is filled with so many different villains, heroes, and everyone in between. Who was your favorite character to write?

Kathleen: I have a soft spot for terse warrior types who just have no time for your nonsense, so writing Sei is always super fun. She behaves the way we all sort of wish we could, except she can get away with it because she’s crazy strong and can light you on fire with her mind.

Brandon: Oof, tough choice. I think we all have a lot of fun writing Val (because who doesn’t love that character who gives the bad guy the finger?). Personally, though, my favorites to write have been the Nevrakis, specifically Luther and Zenobia. Zenobia is just so annoyed and out of place most of the time, which is fun to play with. She’s like, “Ugghhh, dragons? Really? Whatever.” It’s like she stepped in off the set of Mean Girls. And Luther is just such a fun jerk. He’s got sort of a cynical wisdom, but also has zero self-awareness and is totally unapologetic for any of the ruthless stuff he’s done. That is a character I really love to hate.

Eric: Severin. I felt like his art asset was really imposing, and his character represented this first challenge for Kenna on this impossible path. It was fun to make him this physical, monosyllabic, gruff presence that couldn’t be reasoned with. She’d have to eventually fight him in combat to prove herself. Plus, he’s kinda dumb, and I love writing dumb characters. Alas, no one seems to care much for Severin…

In a way, TC&TF lives on in The Royal Romance. Olivia in TRR is a descendant of Zenobia, for one thing. If Kenna and Dom and the rest of the crew were around now in present day Cordonia, what do you think they’d be like?

Kathleen: Kenna is super responsible and runs her Kingdom like a proper adult, but when she gets frustrated with politics she dreams of running away to tour with Val and Sei’s metal band (Damsels of Destruction). Kailani just won like, 12 olympic medals for weightlifting and martial arts. During the off season she and Noa split their time between running a gym and touring with Cirque du Soleil. Whitlock runs one of those tech companies that does supersonic maglev trains and smart dishwashers and stuff. He’s totally gonna colonize Mars. This is fun, I wanna do this all day!

To write fantasy, you had to know the fantasy genre pretty well. What makes the fantasy genre special to you? And what are some of your favorite books?

Kathleen: I was raised on a diet of Grimm fairy tales and Greek legends (which probably explains a lot about me). I love the fantasy genre because you take these wild, magical worlds that look completely different from anything we know, and use them to explore themes that are really close to home (coming of age, sacrifice, family, etc). Fantasy is a dramatic metaphor for real life. Because I’m a huge nerd, I dig fantasy books that have logical, internally-consistent magic systems. Sabriel by Garth Nix is hands down my favorite book, but the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede was the first series I got super into. Arglefraster!

Eric: When I was little, I wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons with the older kids in my neighborhood, but they wouldn’t let me play. That led me to this one book (I don’t remember the name) that was basically like single-player D&D. It had a page where you kept track of your hit points, potions, etc. It was incredibly nerdy, but also the awesomest book I’d ever experienced. Little did I know it was paving the way for my career.

Pixelberry was the first place where I really felt comfortable letting my inner nerd loose. I finally got to not only play D&D (we ran a campaign after hours), but to write something within a similar world…

What’s next for The Crown & The Flame team? Can you give us a hint about what you’ll be working on after this?

Kathleen: *Evil cackling, hands rubbing together in glee* Ahem. I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say that I seem to have been typecast as a genre writer and I am 100% okay with this.

Eric: No hints. We’re definitely not planning something for Halloween.

Ooh, intriguing… To all the fans of The Crown & The Flame, thank you for coming with us on this epic journey! Check back every week for more Choices adventures!

-Jessica

the signs based on people i know

aries: stubborn and independent, married to their netflix account, assholes but lowkey sensitive, always ready to turn up
taurus: competitive and sensitive, loves food and attention, would do anything to protect their friends and family, good for late night talks
gemini: either very emotional and empathetic or very cold and self-absorbed, silly, good sense of humor, quick to cut people out of their lives
cancer: no chill, always there to tell you the truth when you need it but usually in a nice way, would probably murder someone for you (or for fun)
leo: assholes, talk a lot, usually have some wild story to tell, VERY blunt and sarcastic
virgo: angels probably, always there to make you laugh, hates most people but it makes you feel special when one of them actually likes you
libra: try really hard to look cool, actually really cool most of the time, all over the place, very loyal
scorpio: VERY intense, either very sensitive or a psychopath, you can usually find them in the middle of a 5 hour long rant
sagittarius: always wants what’s best for everyone, sassy, loves listening to gossip, good listeners
capricorn: either cares about everything or cares about nothing, usually the parental figure of the friend group, generally responsible but doesn’t really know what they’re doing
aquarius: really hard to get close to them because they’re so closed off, they’ll come pick your ass up at 3am from a stranger’s house if you asked
pisces: all over the place (literally. it’s 4 in the morning and they’re not in their bed. where are they??), very VERY sweet and VERY generous

stargogh’s hang out network

hey so I have arrived at 6.4k and I noticed that I have not started any groupchats with any of my friends!! So here is a hang out network for my mutuals, friends, and soon to be pals!! without further ado: here is a hang out network:)

rules:

please note:

  • this is a safe place for  e v e r y o n e ! ! 
  • I will choose 15-28 pals based off of similar interests so we can all get along! mutuals are especially encouraged to join!
  • I will start choosing from now to the end of February so make sure to end an application asap
  • I prefer imessage but please include any forms of communication you have or can get! and do not give away any one’s personal information
  • this is u.s. based as that is where I am but everyone is welcome if you don’t care about time difference!!
  • write a lot about yourself in your application as that is how I get to know you! also it would help to have a similar blog types so I can queue from u
  • announcements in comments & on the tag #hang out network! I will message you if you get in & everyone will be announced on a post by me!

If you get in:

  • introduce yourself n tell us what blog u run!!
  • you should probably follow everyone!
  • be a soft soul and be nice
  • have fun my pals

I would like to thank all of my friends for being my friends haha!! so I hope you all send me applications, good luck, and thanks:)

anonymous asked:

A bullet where you and shawn need to keep your relationship under wraps and you're both struggling with it ?

  • Having to always stop yourself from saying “my boyfriend” 
  • Or really talking about Shawn at all unless strictly in a friends sense
  • Because people aren’t supposed to know you have a boyfriend
  • Not posting any pictures with Shawn, even though you want to
  • Shawn always almost posting pictures of you before he stops himself
  • “I almost posted a picture of you on my Insta today.”
  • “Why?”
  • “I missed you and wanted the world to know.”
  • “Aww I miss you too Shawn.”
  • Facetiming, texting, and talking on the phone A LOT
  • Wanting to walk hand in hand through the city you’re in
  • But stopping yourselves every time
  • Having to be extra careful 
  • Making sure no one sees you arriving or leaving Shawn’s apartment 
  • And being terrified someone will see you entering or leaving his hotel
  • When you weren’t supposed to be there
  • Having a lot of date nights in
  • And eating a lot of takeout food
  • Shawn having to sneak over to your place
  • Making sure paparazzi aren’t following him
  • It’s almost like you’re little kids again
  • But it isn’t fun anymore
  • Catching Shawn’s eye from across the room
  • And you can tell by one looks he wants to be beside you
  • He wants to wrap his arms around you
  • To tell everyone you’re his girl
  • But he can’t, you both know that
  • So you just look away
  • Purposely not standing too close to each other 
  • Or looking to long because you never know who’s watching
  • Shawn having to say he’s single in interviews
  • And it hurts you both every time
  • He apologizes over and over
  • Even though it was something you had both agreed was right
  • And was honestly out of your control
  • When you’re finally alone together
  • Safe in his apartment or hotel room or at your place
  • And you don’t have to worry about anyone seeing you
  • Everything always feels like it is exactly how it should be
  • Even if only for a short amount of time 
  • Where the two of you can pretend the rest of the world doesn’t exist
But She’s  a Cheerleader

Summary:  Eddie Kaspbrak is a senior in high school with a lot of promise in his future. He has the “perfect” girl, good grades, and a few good friends. Sure he isn’t the most popular kid in school, but he’s happy. All of that changes though when his mother, friends, even his own girlfriend think he’s gay. All because he wants to be a cheerleader. When he arrives he meets a bunch of interesting characters, the most interesting being Richie Tozier, a complete trashmouth who unlike the rest, doesn’t want to fix what’s clearly wrong with him. Based on the film “But I’m a Cheerleader" 

Ships: Reddie, and some side Stenbrough later

Author’s Notes:  AHHHH! I’m so excited about this fic you don’t even know. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do! Feel free to send me stuff/asks/whatever about this because I’d love to talk about it! Also: If you wanna be added to the tag list, either message me or shoot me an ask! I’m happy to add anyone!

Link to AO3


Eddie sat in the bleachers as his girlfriend was wrapping up her cheerleading practice. He heard the head cheerleader say something about donuts and being at the school at 7:30 Saturday morning to head to the football playoffs upstate. Eddie never really understood the appeal of football at all. Or why anyone would be so dedicated to cheering on the players. However, something always fascinated Eddie about cheerleading as a sport. Maybe it was the fun beats, or maybe it’s because it was a sport that was invented just to make people feel good; nothing more nothing less. Something about that concept always made Eddie want to try cheerleading, which he’s brought up to his girlfriend in passing. Just to see what she’d say “I would love to have you on the team Eddie bear, but this is Derry, and Derry wouldn’t be as supportive as me”  Needless to say, his excuse that he wants to look at pretty girls in short skirts got him the silent treatment for nearly a week. She was right though, Derry wasn’t exactly a progressive town to live in, and given that Eddie was never the most masculine of men anyway, cheerleading would only make the already present rumors worse. I’m not gay though, Eddie thought to himself. So why should it matter? He was pulled out of his thoughts by Jenna tugging on his wrist


“Hey, Eddie bear!” She exclaimed, hardly sweaty from the hour-long practice.
“Hey, babe. How was practice?” He said, grabbing onto the small of her back, pulling her close and placing a gentle kiss on the forehead.
“It went fine.” she pulled herself away from him and walked beside him to his car.

“Can you believe it? First time in 27 years that Derry High is making it to the state championships!”
“Eh, you know I don’t really care about that kind of stuff.”
“Awh Eddie, no fun. So what pray tell will you be doing Saturday instead of being normal?”
I am normal. Why does everyone think otherwise?
He laughed it off, “Oh you know. Just the usual, homework, work. Stressing over college.”
She pouted, “Awh, you’re stressed? I have the perfect solution.”

She tapped his nose and pulled him by the arm through the parking lot before making him unlock the car doors. Once the two of them were in the front seat of the old convertible, Jenna had attached her lips to his. It was wet, slobbery and nothing about it made Eddie want to kiss back. In fact, all he wanted to do was to pull away. He turned his face away from hers.
“Jen, I-I need to get home for dinner.”
“You can’t stay here with me for a little bit? Not even five minutes?”
She may be a horrendous kisser, but he really didn’t like seeing her upset. She was a decent enough girl. He supposed he loved her. If love meant preferring to see them happy just so you didn’t have to deal with them being angry,

“I mean I guess I could…”
She let out a suggestive chuckle before reattaching her lips to his. He couldn’t help but think if this is how other girls kissed their boyfriends, or more if this is how most guys kissed their girlfriends. His friends said they thought kissing their girlfriends was hot. She had to be doing something wrong for him to hate it so much.  He thinks back to the football captain, Mike Hanlon and how happy he is when he kisses his girlfriend. He thought about how it was gentle and it was almost as if they were one, in sync. What must it be like to kiss him?
That’s Normal. Everyone wonders these things, right? Eddie thought to himself, that’s all it was after all. Curiosity. Jenna moved her lips from his mouth to his jaw line and that’s where he drew the line. Pulling away from her kisses.
“Jen. I-I really should get home”
“Fine.”
She rolled her eyes and pulled away from him, placing herself as far away from him as she could get in the small car. He sighed and created even more of a distance between the two before turning the keys in the ignition.
—–
Eddie sat at the dinner table as his mother prepared his plate, putting a huge chicken breast on his plate along with the vegetables already on his plate.
“Eddie, you need to eat meat. You’re fragile enough already. Please?” She pleaded as she did at every meal.
Eddie pushed the meat away from the rest of the food on the plate, grimacing at the oils it left behind in the spot it once was, “Ma, I tell you every night. I’m fine.”
“Eddie, please. You’re wasting food.”
Eddie shrugged his shoulders and dug into his serving of mashed potatoes.
“I don’t know what happened to my sweet Eddie. You won’t take your pills anymore, and now this. One day you’ll be sorry that you didn’t listen to me.”
He shrugged again and continued eating his dinner. They had this discussion almost every night, one would think she’d give up by now, but if anything she got more persistent. Serving up fewer vegetables at every dinner trying to force him into eating what was on his plate, whether he liked it or not. At this point, he was shocked she hadn’t stopped serving them all together. He quickly ate his dinner, anxious to get up to his room and avoid his overbearing mother.
—–
Eddie’s entire day was strange. It all started when his alarm went off to get up for school, as usual; and his mother came in to check if he was awake, as usual.
“You up Eddie?” She asked, sounding off in a way that Eddie couldn’t quite place. He just knew he had a bad feeling about it.
“Yea mom. I’m up.” He said, rolling out of bed slowly and turning off his alarm.
“Okay. I’ll be downstairs if you need anything.”
“Okay, ma.”
She turned away and closed the door behind her, something she’s never done before today. Eddie thought nothing of it, maybe his mother was finally learning the word privacy. He should be grateful if anything. He threw on an oversized school sweater that had the words ‘GO RAIDERS!’ printed onto the front along with the cleanest pair of jeans he could find on the floor of his messy room and he brushed his curls into something manageable before heading downstairs.
“Hey, mommy” he went up behind her and kissed her cheek before quickly grabbing his lunch and heading out the door. Mrs. Kaspbrak watched him go, hoping she was making the right choice.
He put his book bag and lunch in the back seat of his car and got into the driver’s seat, turning the keys in the ignition and driving to Jen’s house to pick her up from her house. When the car started, so did his radio. Some song he put on a playlist for Jen a while back started playing. It wasn’t even a real song per se, it’s from that old Adam Sandler movie Jen always made him watch, The Wedding Singer.
‘Oh it could be so nice, growin’ old with you’
Sure, he knew they wouldn’t grow old together. They were only in high school, and Eddie knew they weren’t truly in love, or at least he wasn’t. That’s why Eddie didn’t really take the playlist all too seriously. Just kind of putting what he could think of at the time onto the cd. Even if he was in love, they’re only 18. Making any commitment to anyone at his age was irresponsible. He still had to go to college and find out exactly where he was going in life before he tried dragging someone into it forever. He pulled up to her house and she was already waiting on her porch. She rushed into the car and pecked his cheek.
“Awh, you’re listening to the playlist you made me. How sweet” She clicked in her seatbelt and Eddie began driving in the direction of the school.
“Hey babe, I-I’m not feeling too good, can we skip school?” She pleaded.
“I mean you can, I can turn around and drop you off at home, but I really need to go to school.”
She pouted, “but I want my boyfriend to take care of me. Please? Have someone send you the notes.”
He looked at her briefly and sighed, she didn’t look sick at all, but she’d probably be angry if he didn’t eventually give in, “Can’t someone take care of you at home?”
“Nobody’s home to babe. Please? Pretty please? I’ll give you anything you want.”
“Fine. Let’s go.” He turned the car around and back in the direction of his house, where his strange morning was about to become the worst day of his life.

———

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anonymous asked:

May I request some headcanons of the S boys as uncles? Even though I love hearing about the boys as dads, i'm kind of curious about how they'd act towards each others' children.

Well since you asked so nicely, allow me to give you some headcanons! (It’s been so long since I’ve only done the Sakamaki lol) Just as a reference, I’m gonna use the headcanon names for their daughters we developed here.

Shu

~He’s the chill uncle.

~ You could pretty much tell him almost anything and he won’t tell a soul

~Want to nap all day and not be disturbed? That’s alright, Shu will tell you all the best hiding places.

Reiji

~ He doesn’t mind when Lyla and Isabella are hanging out together, but it takes a lot of his patience to deal with his other nieces because of their rowdy attitudes. (Scarlette has a bad temper.)

~He’s the “stuck up” uncle at times, though he does allow a little bit of leeway from time to time.

~ Almost always has a remedy for everything from allergies to pneumonia. Vampires can’t really get sick but still.

Ayato

~ The “Best” Uncle

~ Cheers the loudest at all the games, pep rallies, etc. and teaches/learns to play all their sports so he can play one on one against his nieces/nephews.

~ He has the best nieces/nephews ever and you can’t tell him otherwise

Kanato

~ Particularly with his nieces, he’s the one they’ll go to for tea parties and/or dress up time

~ Will openly and shamelessly tell you who his favorite niece/nephew is, and won’t apologize.

~ Need something patched? Need your hair styled? Kanato will be more than happy to help (so long as you’re not bothering him or Teddy) He’s a seamstress and hairdresser all in one (I mean, have you seen those dolls?)

Laito

~ That uncle who has something to say about everyone.

~ Gives occasionally helpful (but arguably questionable) advice

~ Who needs sex ed? Uncle Laito is more than happy to share his knowledge (“Nfu~ Don’t tell your dad but-” LAITO NO)

Subaru

~He’s the most openly protective uncle, willing to beat up anyone and everyone who dares try to lay a hand on his nieces/nephews.

~The uncle that teaches you self-defense moves

~ He is a lot more caring than you think and is the uncle that you can go to and he’ll patch you up after fights/accidents.

BONUS (because we said we would since his routes have come out):

Kino

~ The “fun” Uncle

~New game system just came out? Best believe they’ll be getting one along with games so they can all play together

~ SPOILS THEM ROTTEN HOLY-

anonymous asked:

any tips on writing an asexual character?

A couple of key points:

  • Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction, NOT the inability to have sex.

An asexual person’s sex organs work just fine, and are just as functional as anyone else’s. Many ace people have sex, for their partner’s sake, out of curiosity, for procreation, or even because physical pleasure can occur for them during intercourse (there just isn’t any physical attraction or desire leading up to it). A lot of ace people even masturbate, it’s just that it’s typically a completely physical act - that is, it’s not directed at any object of desire, it’s just a thing that is done and can feel good.

  • Asexuality is a spectrum.

There are people who are asexual who have no sexual desire whatsoever, and are very weirded out by sex as a whole. There are people who have no sexual desire, but are still okay with or indifferent to having sex. There are ace people who can experience sexual attraction, but only after forming a strong emotional bond first. Decide where on the spectrum your character is.

  • Asexuality does not equal aromanticism.

A person who is asexual can still desire a close romantic relationship with a partner, and can enjoy acts like hugging, kissing, and cuddling, or even just emotional closeness through acts such as deep conversation. A heteroromantic asexual person feels romantically attracted to people of the opposite gender, and can want to create an deep emotional bond with them without sex (and a homoromantic ace is romantically attracted to the same gender, a panromantic ace is romantically attracted to any gender, etc.) A person can be both aromantic and asexual, and it is more common for an ace person to be aromantic than it is for other sexualities, but it’s still not as common a romantic-sexual-orientation-pairing as some people think.

  • Asexuality does not equal celibacy.

Celibacy is the choice to abstain from having sex, and, while many asexuals choose not to have sex because they simply have no desire to, people who experience sexual attraction can also choose not to have sex, often due to religious or other personal reasons. Not having sex does not make a person asexual, and having sex does not negate a person’s asexuality.

  • There’s no moment when you realize you’re asexual.

A lot of people can talk about their sexual awakening, or pinpoint a time when they first realized they were attracted to the same gender. This isn’t case for asexuality. There are no asexual urges that you feel to tell you what your orientation is. It’s just a whole lot of waiting around for those sexual desires to pop up, like they kept warning you about in middle school, and it never happening.

  • Asexuality is not a mental illness.

And I cannot possibly emphasize this enough. It is a legitimate orientation, like any other sexual orientation. It is officially recognized by mental health professionals as such. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders do not diagnose a hyposexuality disorder in patients who identify as asexual. It is found in lots of other species besides humans. It is not caused by trauma or by emotional problems. It is not something that needs to be “cured.”

  • Asexuality does not determine a person’s personality.

You’ve probably seen portrayals of asexual people who are terrible at social interactions, who have a hard time making connections of any sort, or who have a robot-like emotional spectrum. No. Asexuality does not cause any of this, and none of this is symptomatic of asexuality. Sure, an ace person can be emotionless or socially awkward, but no more frequently than people of any other orientation.

  • Asexuality experiences A LOT of erasure.

I cannot even begin to tell you how often a person who identifies as asexual has been told that they just “haven’t found the right person yet.” Sex is everywhere in popular culture, and people insist that everyone wants sex. People make fun of virgins, people will tell their friends “we have to get you laid.” Everyone is told that sex is an inherent part of relationships. And, despite the fact that as much as 1% of people are asexual, there are still very few people who recognize it as a legitimate orientation. There are even pride parades and LGBTQIA organizations that do not welcome ace pride. It’s frustratingly common for people who have come out as asexual to have people simply not believe them, or for them to have a lot of doubt about their own mental wellness if they don’t even know asexuality exists.

I am asexual myself, so, if you have any specific questions about asexuality, feel free to ask, and I’ll answer as best I can!

To what would a best friend relation with boys look like ? (part 2) (Eldarya)

Hi guys ! Here is the part 2 of the headcanon for the Eldarya boys.

Ugh, I am so sorry for the delay, to tell you everything I had a few weeks of lack of motivation and ideas, but I will try to make it better from now on. I hope that post will be correct enough, I’m not really satisfied with it. I am so sorry if you feel that way too, just tell me and one day I will update it !

  • Part 1 (here) : Nevra - Ashkore - Leiftan
  • Part 2 : Chrome - Valkyon - Ezarel

Enjoy ! 


Chrome

  • In general ? 

You babysit that little brother all days and nights. He is an unbereable little nosey parker, and you will definitively have to deal with his mood swings. A single word could be enough to start a verbal fight, and you both finish to argue in the middle of the canteen, maybe even in front of a whole gathering. If you claimed your maturity before, since people see you with Chrome by your side, no one believes you anymore.

Yet, you couldn’t find a better friend to make stupid and childish challenges, to pace up and down the Guard’s corridors with a way too obvious innocent smile to not alert people around you, or to plan a revenge against Nevra or Ezarel (which will honestly fail each single time). You wanted a troublemaker in your life ? It is now done. But it’s worth it, because he’s a good and kind boy at heart. You are a sister to him, you’re his chosen family.

  • You are in couple ? 

Honestly, Chrome could encourage you to go out with Nevra. Just because he hopes that his chief guard would be nicer to him, the “adorable best friend and first man in his girlfriend’s heart”. He can be so annoying with that, and clearly, whoever you like, he will be that jerk who raises eyebrows multiple times and smirks each time the person is near from you. Without any discretion, obviously, or it wouldn’t be funny.

BUT. If someone even dare to think to hurt you, his best friend, the puppy will show he also can be a real and very dangerous werewolf. People don’t mess with your feelings, by extension, they hurt him too. You want revenge ? He’s your man for that, he even has some not really legal contacts (episode 17) to help.

  • He is in couple ? 

It would probably be his first relationship ever, and he is the cutest little thing you ever saw when he speaks about it. Be ready for the classic big sister speech. He doesn’t feel at ease, is a total mess in front of you, speaking about it will make him blush as never before. All those emotions together, and you already can predict he will finish to be upset and yell at you for no reason, before escape and go to his bedroom. Poor lovey-dovey child.

But don’t worry, he will come back really fast. Chrome is maybe the one who needs the most your advices and your presence. You can reassure him when he doubts, and if people start to understand what happens to him, you will have to be his new bodyguard for a while. Keep an eye on Ezarel, he will never let Chrome in peace after that, and if Nevra comes to him with so-called seduction advices, don’t. Trust. Him.

  • From “best friends” to “more than friends”? 

Huh, he’s like what, fifteen ? When our main character is way much older and legally an adult ? It’s a major no no here.

Valkyon

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Your Zodiac Sign: No Sugar Coating | TheZodiacCity
  • Aries: You're always on the hunt for some new thrill, most of the time to cover up the fact that you actually live a boring, unfulfilled life; you love being the over-protective one but don't really know your limits; you're fun to be around, I'll give you that but that's only if your constant need to nitpick at something doesn't get in the way
  • Taurus: Oh Taurus, you have so much potential but that's usually sidetracked by your half-assed attempts at most things; you have a problem with every little freakin' thing that doesn't go your way (boo hoo); and you'd be a breeze to talk to if you didn't have constant diarrhea of the mouth (tell you my secrets? hell no)
  • Gemini: Talking a lot isn't your problem, talking about 5 topics in 2 minutes is your problem...you lose people with your maze of discussions; most people like you, they do, but you can be so judgmental and very difficult to understand; and for goodness sake, please stop acting like you're so "unbothered" by every damn thing...you are human right?
  • Cancer: We know you get sick of hearing how emotional you are...truth is, you hold your emotions down very well but when you want to become the poster child for "hissy fits", there's no stopping you; Cancer, can you hear me? Listen (or look rather), you don't have to know every muthaf*ckin' thing. I mean damn, you act like it's a sin to not INCLUDE you in something
  • Leo: You're a good person Leo, but you have a messed up attitude and it radiates to others more than you know. Between your weird facial expressions, dramatic-ness (I made that up) and your touchy moments, you're like a pile of stink garbage sometimes that no one wants to be around; your heart is big and people love you for that -- focus more on self-gratification though because you wear yourself out trying to be "Saint Leo who really doesn't want to do something but does it so you don't hear someone's mouth"
  • Virgo: Virgo, you try to care but most of the time you're making it look good. Are you compassionate? Are you sensitive to the needs of others? Yes, but far and few between do moments happen where you're deeply affected by it; You're a smart one Virgo, serious brain power you have there -- if only you could turn down those annoying thoughts that drive you bat shit crazy on the inside
  • Libra: You're probably doing something for someone right this minutes. Are you? If not, it won't be long. There's nothing wrong with "looking out" for people but sh*t, who's looking out for you?; and speak up dammit, why focus so much of your lovely energy on keeping things bottled up? Oh I see, you don't want to be disliked...well guess what, somebody out there hates your guts (just being honest) so you obviously can't please everybody
  • Scorpio: My dear Scorpio, you're a lot my friend. A whole lot to deal with -- and that's why many people back away. Don't tell me you haven't noticed; If you had a penny for all those crazy thoughts that run through your head, you'd definitely be able to pay someone's rent, at the least; You're another one with a good heart though, can't deny that but you need to work on being more of the genuine person you expect everyone else to be
  • Sagittarius: I like you Sagittarius, you're fun, you're bold, you're adventuruous but you can be such a big pain in the ass. You have such an irrational way of thinking. You expect everybody to be on your team and if they're not, c'est la vie. Why can't someone disagree with you? Are you the almighty, righteous one? I think not.
  • Capricorn: Having you around is some people's dream and some people's nightmare. I think it's safe to say you have an equal number of close friends and enemies. Well not enemies per se, but definitely people who can't stand your guts. You have a spunk about you but you can be extremely self-absorbed and even more demanding. You slobber on your pillow, just like the rest of us. Get a grip.
  • Aquarius: There's a lot I could say about you Aquarius, but I'll make this short and sweet. Focus more on relating to people and less on being so wrapped up in yourself. Are you a nice person, yes. But those who know you or are around you enough see the vindictive person you can be; if someone even looks at you funny, you're ready to write them off. You can't systematically cut ties with everyone and then wonder why you're a lonesome dud, I mean dove.
  • Pisces: You have a lot to say about other people, man oh man. What this person should be doing, what that person should stop doing but what about you? You're 85% of the time a walking contradiction; and stop feeling like everyone should do what you think in your mind they should do, last time I checked nobody was able to think for you. If you have certain expectations, that's on you. But if you don't SAY what you feel, who can you really be mad at?