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This shit.

So Hunchback is far and away my favorite movie from Disney’s Renaissance, and it always makes me so happy that yes, people seem to appreciate it, people seem to love it, but I’mma go into exactly WHY it’s my favorite, and WHY I think it’s so crucial, and WHY I think it should be required viewing for young boys specifically.

We all know that a huge bulk of the media we’ve grown up with consistently has that one frustrating message:  Being the hero means you’ll get the girl.  Many boys let this mentality bleed into reality.  We have “nice guys,” who feel that their niceness entitles them to romance, when obviously that discredits a female’s personal choice.  We all get this, we all know this, and a lot of us get that it’s a toxic message.

So check out our hero.

He’s an incredibly good person who isn’t conventionally attractive.

Check out our lady.

Super good person, conventionally attractive.

The movie so deliberately builds up Quasi’s hopes.  There’s a whole fucking song about it.

But Esmeralda, who is her own person with her own motivations and preferences, chooses another man, who is also good and also attractive.

A lot of people criticize this aspect of the movie, the fact that Quasi doesn’t get the girl BECAUSE of his appearance.  But my argument?  This is the best damn message a movie could ever send.

Because when things get dicey, when Esmeralda’s life in in danger, when Quasi would be putting his own life on the line, he knows that romance is no longer within the realm of possibility.  He knows he won’t be “getting the girl.”  He knows this, and he allows himself a moment of bitterness, he risks falling prey to the “nice guy” trope, and he almost succumbs.

“She already has her knight in shining armor, and it’s not me.”

BUT THEN HE DOES THE RIGHT THING.

He has NO ulterior motive for saving her life.  NO ulterior motive for opposing the man who raised him.  And he doesn’t know that he’ll get any reward, he knows he could straight up get killed for his actions, and yet he still acts.

And there’s no bitterness. There’s still so, so much love between him and Esmeralda, pure awesome platonic love, and love between him and Phoebus, and just fucking love all around, it’s amazing.

I’ve heard so many people express distaste at Quasi not ending up with Esmerelda.  Like he was cheated out of some kind of reward.  But have they watched the ending?

Does that look like a man cheated of his reward?  Does he look like he “lost” to Phoebus?  No dude, that’s a man who has everything he ever wanted, and that’s also a man who didn’t “get the girl.”

If that’s not an essential message for young boys to hear, I don’t know what is.

Riley: Ever since the day after Cultural Day, when you found out you might have a new ancestry, I started reading about it. Because I love you. And I would always want to know who you are. Merry Christmas, Farkle. Happy Hannekuh. Happy everything.

Smackle: Ever since I’ve known you, you’ve never stopped trying to put yourself back together. I wanted to get you something to let you know that you’ve done a great job, and it’s okay to work on something else.

Zay: “A young lady speaks in a gentle tone and never raises her voice.” Your voice is my favorite thing about you—that’s why i crossed all these things out. That’s why I changed them to the funny things you do that I like. Because I know you’re working on stuff. But I never want you to forget who you are. What makes you wonderful.

Auggie: You gave Maya back to her family. Even though it was hard for you, and you wanted to keep her for yourself. You gave her the gift that would make her truly happy. I don’t have to [tell her]. She already knows.

Me:

things you should definitely 100% not think about when you think about philip shea (except do because philip shea is perfect and you should always think about him)

- Okay, first of all, don’t think about how Philip was literally almost shot and actually did literally beg for his life for a moment and allowed himself to be scared about that for approximately .5 seconds before sucking it up and remaining seemingly calm for pretty much the rest of the show (except for when he realized tommy and tracey were in danger. because philip shea cares about other people. but once they are gone, he accepts it quickly and moves on. that is philips’ like number one skill. accept and move on. don’t think about why that is).

- Don’t think about how he somehow got to the city in the middle of the night and then didn’t even risk going inside. Don’t think about how he just curled up on the couch outdoors as if this was a common, acceptable place for him to sleep and passed out, alone, after almost being killed.

- Don’t think about how he goes from saying “I’m done. can’t go back, can’t go back there” to accepting he can’t live with him mom again in approximately ten seconds. He doesn’t argue too much about it. Doesn’t beg or plead or threaten to run away. Just says “I know” and gives his mom cigarettes and then sits and comes out to her because she wants to hear nice things about him and to him, lukas liking him back enough to kiss him is a nice thing.

- Don’t think about how when given the opportunity, Philip will sit next to a man who has almost definitely abused him and just do nothing but pretend the guy likes him.

- Don’t think about his honest confusion when he asks “Why not” after Lukas says he didn’t have sex with Rose.

- Don’t think about how Philip is so calm and willing to do or be whatever the person he loves (read: his mom and Lukas) needs him to be. I mean, yes, he tells Lukas no that one time and calls him on his shit other times, but really, overall, the kid is willing to put himself on the line for those he cares about: “Had to be cool for my mom—I can be cool for you to.” “What do you want me to say? I’ll say whatever you want.” Ugh, he just—he tells Lukas not to drink the hand sanitizer but then three seconds later he does the same thing, no questions asked, because Lukas tells him to. Don’t even get me started on the whole Rose debacle.

- Lukas freaks out when Philip hands him a condom, Philip minimizes it and says “It’s okay. it’s okay, it’s fine” coaxes him back down and no more pressure to do anything. Philip tells Lukas he told his mom about them, Lukas says “There’s nothing to say” and Philip just nods quickly, “Okay.” Doesn’t argue. Doesn’t call Lukas on anything. Just says okay and then offers to take Lukas into the city cause he thinks that will help him.

- Philip won’t get Lukas drugs, but he will help Lukas look for things to sell when he asks and go with him to the pawn shop and wait outside while he does it.

- And, like, I’m not saying this to say Philip is a pushover or weak, he’s not- he’s just contained. All the time. He is the stable one. The calm one. He is careful not to push too much. He thinks of solutions and waits to see if they will actually be listened to but is very, very cautious with actually being assertive with his ideas/wants/needs. He is just so much more attuned to everyone else.

- Oh, ALSO, don’t think too much about how Philip overheard Gabe and Helen arguing about him and chose to step out and put himself in that line of fire anyway. He could have just hung back and waited a little. Or, fuck, run off until things cooled down. But Gabe was being yelled at and they were arguing and so he decided to step in. Cause Philip wants to keep everyone happy.

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malec fic rec

For the anon who was asking the other day, here we go!

As always, leave kudos and comments. Tell those wonderful people exactly how wonderful they are. They make our days with their talent, let’s give back a little ;).

You can find them all and my past fic recs on my fic rec page.

Personal favorites are marked with a 

BANIVERSE @baniverse

Alec volunteers at an art organization known as Nephilart as a body artist. Magnus is his body model, and something special grows between them.

CLOCKWORKSWAN @clockworkswans

“Magnus freezes. It’s then that he realises. He should’ve seen it before. He’s fairly certain he’s crushing on his best friend. His neighbour. The one boy who grew alongside him.”
Childhood sweethearts AU where Alec and Magnus grow up next door to each other. Over the years, they transition from playmates to best friends to something more. But as usual, the path to happiness is always complicated. Oneshot.

CRAZYELLEPHANT @crazyellephantrambles

Alec Lightwood likes to go on road trips. He doesn’t pick up hitchhikers. But the one time he does, it’s Magnus. He’s in for an adventure or maybe even fall in love.

DORKBERTO @dorkberto

Bibliophile

Despite what his sister thinks about his non-existent love life, Alec is not in danger of an oncoming descent into recluse crazy cat owner. For one; Church would eat his competitors for Alec’s undivided attention and two; Alec’s a little hung up over Magnus Bane.

EVERYDAYFANDOM @everydayfandom

Sometimes someone comes along and throws you of your life path. And sometimes that’s not such a bad thing.

FIREBLAZIE @fireblazie

The mask and goggles clatter to the ground. Isabelle makes a choked noise, and Jace whispers, paper-thin, “Alec?”

Magnus stops breathing as Alec’s gaze—cold, dead, and empty—comes to rest impassively on them.

“Who the hell is Alec?”

(Loosely based on Captain America: The Winter Soldier.)

HEARTSDESIRE456 @jchelseaw

When Magnus Bane bought the space for his dance studio, Pandemonium, he had no idea that the wall between it and the MMA Training Gym next door was so thin. Neither did he realize that a dispute over the loud music would lead to him becoming involved in the world of MMA and, more importantly, guide him to the man who would end up changing his life.

Alternate canon telling of Magnus and Alec’s story. Set in the TV ‘verse but without any of the main story of the books or TV show. There is no Valentine Circle Uprising Thing going on. It’s pretty much just an alternative version of how Alec and Magnus and their child(ren) become the Lightwood-Bane family.

KETZ @sweetillusionketz

Magnus Bane has made a name for himself in the fashion industry after raising high against all odds and becoming the Editor in Chief of the world’s most celebrated fashion magazine, Pandemonium. He’s powerful, influential, and most of all, he’s a genius.

Just not when it comes to technology. In fact, Magnus hates it with a passion.

So one can imagine his distaste when, after a huge thunderstorm, Pandemonium’s office lost every in a short circuit and he was forced to buy thousands worth of new fancy products from Light Inc., the world’s most renowned technology company.

Good thing all that high-tech crap comes with instructions in the form of Alec Lightwood.

The Olympic Games were more than the biggest sports competition of the world. It was the time for gods to be born, for the mighty to raise and triumph over fabulous feats. Athletes from all over the globe challenged the human body and competed to be consecrated the very best.

It is a time of high expectations and even higher levels of emotions. A time for greatness, for glory.

But can it also be a time for love?

After one black out too many, Ragnor and Catarina had enough of Magnus trying to drink himself to an early grave. It was time for an intervention and they had the perfect place in mind: The Institute, the best rehabilitation installation in the New York state.

Only Magnus wasn’t exactly asked for his opinion on the matter. And if there is something Magnus doesn’t like, is to be forced into something.

Maybe the Head of the Institute, Alec Lightwood, is enough of an argument to chance his mind?

Alec Lightwood had a good life in Columbus, Ohio. He was growing strong as a lawyer in his mother’s law firm and achieving his dream-career step by step. He had a good life, comfortable and steady, if not a little boring.

So, when headhunter Magnus Bane offered him an interview at the prestigious IDRIS LLP in New York, Alec decided that it couldn’t hurt to take a look. After all, one didn’t turn down IDRIS LLP off the hat, even if they weren’t really interested.

Little did he know that New York offered much more than a job in a bigger company. The city was fast, insanely alive, but most of all, it had Magnus. And Magnus changed everything.

MAGICANDARCHERY @magicandarchery

It’s Christmas Eve and Alec is just trying to get home to his family to celebrate Christmas when he suddenly finds himself stranded in the airport, frantically searching for any other way to get home.

With the help of a kind military serviceman named Luke, can Alec make it home in time for Christmas?

“A road trip?” Alec repeats instead, doing his best to hide the intrigued note in his voice at the description of the car as he sits in his chair, thumb running along the side of his middle finger. “Sounds fun.”

“I was hoping you’d say that,” Magnus’ voice holds a lighter tone than before. It’s subtle, but it’s there, and Alec knits his brow together. “The Pacific Coast Highway is beautiful this time of year.”

MALECISEVERYTHING @m-aleciseverything

Alec, Jace, and Simon go to Vegas for Jace’s bachelor party and things get a little bit ridiculous.

Alec wakes up the next morning and…wait a minute, who’s that in his bed?

MASTER OF UNLOCKING @withbrokenbones

Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Brooklyn, an older-than-he-seemed Warlock lived in a fashionable loft apartment…

Magnus Bane angers the wrong warlock and ends up with more than he bargained for. Not only is he cursed to live out fairytales that risk his life in increasingly creative ways, he also has to find his One True Love within the year or face dire consequences.

An AU set in the canon universe.

OH_LA_FRAISE @ohlafraise

Alec couldn’t remember the last time he’d felt so natural talking to someone—usually, he stuttered and had to scramble for things to say. With Magnus, it felt like they would never run out of things to talk about. The only hiccup was when the topic of careers came up; when Alec explained in detail how he worked as an editor, Magnus simply said he worked in fashion and demurred quickly. Alec didn’t push; he could imagine “I was a reality TV star” was a topic you would want to avoid on a first date.

AKA irreverent Christmas fluff in which Magnus Bane is a name everyone recognizes except Alec.

There were three unspoken rules to the Manhattan Institute of Higher Learning, New York’s premier private K-12 school:

1) Respect that the space under the football bleachers was for sex, and only for sex.
2) Don’t eat the cafeteria meatloaf.
3) Never mention Mr. Bane to Mr. Lightwood or vice versa, unless you wanted the whole class to get extra homework.

OHPRONGS @lightwoodlesbians

or, the ’i sneaked into this huge house party for some free alcohol but you asked me how i knew the host and the first excuse i could think of was that i’m dating their sibling, so i basically just lied to you about going out with you’ au

OTPPUREFUCKINGMAGIC @otppurefuckingmagic

magnus disappears on a thursday. there’s too much alec remembers about that day.

STARWITNESS42 @baneismyexistence

Alec Lightwood has dreamed of hoisting Lord Stanley since he was eight. It’s in his blood. He’s spent the last five years trying to make that dream a reality, only managing to fall short each time.

Until a scandal leads to a multi-team trade that sends Magnus Bane his way. One of the top performing wingers in the league. An up and coming star.

And the most handsome man Alec has ever met.

He’s doomed.

Art Theft Alert

Let’s play my favorite game, it’s called “Don’t Steal My Art!”

All of these are no credit, many have the watermarks cropped :T A lot of them also steal images from CHARITY zines, which is just… like… how low can you be? Videos below the cut. As always, please DO NOT HARASS THESE PEOPLE, and please only report them if you are the artist. You can also tag artists I missed.

PS: THANK YOU to my precious followers who ALWAYS have my back and inform me about these people so I can report them. You are angels!!!! <3

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My favorite pens & pencils!!

I’m one of those people who has 238478923478 pens and pencils because I’m a hoarder, and out of all the 238478923478 ones I have 5 absolute favorites (at least at the moment), and I thought I’d share them today. 

Caran d’ache Sketcher - non-photo  blue Pencil 

We start of with sketching like always, and this blue pen you might have seen in my drawings recently. That’s because I have fallen in love with it again after forgetting it for several months. It’s just a regular light blue pencil, and this one in particular I like because it’s easier to erase than most color pencils. I’m sure that any blue pencil will work just as well as this, but I can at least recommend this one! They usually come in a pack of two and look like this:

This pen is specifically made for drawings that are to be scanned. Basically, you sketch with this and then draw your final line art over it and then scan it. With the right settings, the blue is supposed to either be very faint, or not show up at all! No erasing!

Here’s an example:

*POOF* gone! Magic!✨

Faber-Castel Grip Plus

Next up is your big ol’ mechanical pencil. I always prefer these when I sketch because I don’t have to sharpen it. “But Elvira, how can one mechanical pencil be better than the other?” WELL because this one is nice and thick and feels good in the hand. And that’s about it. But I’ve used the same pencil for like 6 years and it’s still going strong. Especially good is the eraser which you can twist in order to get more, and later on replace once it’s all out.

Pentel Graphgear 500 (0.3)

Another mechanical pencil!! This time by Pentel and it’s amazing. You will notice three out of these five are Pentel, so I MIGHT be biased buut I think Pentel makes great pens so ye. The price might not be worth it if I have to be completely honest, so if you find a similar one for less money I recommend that. But besides that, drawing and writing with this thing is a charm!! The pen is completely metal and is very nice and heavy in the hand. Not many mechanical pencils allow you to draw with a 0.3 sized lead which you HAVE to try if you never have. It’s amazing. Apparently you can buy lead of different hardness, but I use the regular HB and I’m fine with that, but just so you know that there’s that option!

Pentel Energel - Liquid Gel ink 

Oh wow another Pentel. But this time it’s a gel pen! I love sketching with gel pens because they glide over the paper really nicely. So you can make quick and dynamic sketches. Other gel pens usually have a cap that you might end up losing, but this one is a clicker, so no caps! What’s not so good about it is that it runs out pretty quickly, so I don’t recommend using it so fill in larger areas and only do line art or sketching. 

Sketching with it usually looks like this for me (slightly shaded w/ promarker):

Pentel Brush Pen (of course)

This is my baby. I love this thing with all my heart. Usually, good brush pens are made of animal hair, but this one is synthetic but works just as good! The flow is really nice, the tip has a nice elasticity (i.e. the tip springs back to normal as soon as you lift it) yet very soft and the pigmentation is great. The one thing that is not so good is the price. It’s really expensive. But i’ve heard that some have had theirs for years and it’s still just as good. So it’s definitely an investment if you end up using it frequently. And oh yeah it’s also refillable! 

Here’s my most recent bundle of doodles using this baby (note: I have edited this drawing in PTS after scanning, you can find a photo on my blog)

Annnd that’s it! I hope it was helpful! At the very least it’s fun to recommend things I like. Have a great one and have fun drawing 🖌 ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ ✨

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It’s just a great week for historical events.

Seventy-eight years ago (November 9-10, 1938), Nazis ransacked hundreds of Jewish homes on Kristallnacht – “The Night of Broken Glass.”

Last night, vandals destroyed shop windows and graffiti’d anti-Semitic slurs in Philadelphia.

There are selfish, hateful bigots among us. But they are NOT all of us, and we – the people of the United States of America – outnumber them by far. We are all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual preferences, backgrounds, and political views. We are so much bigger than an election result. And we are stronger than they take us for.

As Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

As one of my favorite fanfiction writers once wrote: “Sometimes kindness is all we can give. Sometimes kindness is enough. Always be kind.”

With those things in mind… Protect yourselves and your loved ones. Be there for each other. And above all, be safe.

anonymous asked:

why do you like 3b so much?? i see your tags alot and you always say how much you love it but cs is together and living together now and are way closer than they were in 3b, why do you miss 3b so much when you have everything now?

Listen. Season 3 is my favorite OUAT season of all time and it always will be. And not just for CS but for EVERYTHING. I love seeing my babies together right now. I love seeing them grow and commit themselves to each other and I love seeing all of these little milestones on their road to becoming a family.

But there is just something about that period of time with a couple….RIGHT before they both finally give in to their feelings. Where one or both of them are just fighting off these feelings to the point where they get downright mean to the person they have the feelings for. Everyone was so mad at Emma during “Kansas” but I was laughing my ass off because she had it SO EFFING BAD for him and it was so obvious and she was SO MEAN about it oh my god.

Like…their talk at Emma’s kitchen table during NYCS…RIDDLED with feelings and thoughts left unsaid, filled with tension just bubbling to the surface. When Walsh knocks at the door and Killian wants to just send him on his way and she tells him no, that she cares about him and what they had was real AND HE PROCEEDS TO BROOD AND GRAB THE WHISKEY BOTTLE. Dear god.

And Killian just KNOWING she’s got feelings for him b/c of the way she kissed him. That wasn’t just a thank you kiss, that first kiss had pent up PASSION AND FEELINGS that she had been holding back since the beanstalk and he felt it, he KNEW she felt it. Which is why he’s all “And I will win it” b/c he knew he’s halfway there al-fucking-ready. I mean goodness, it’s not 3b but has there been a better scene to date than the Dark Hollow scene in S3?!! I MEAN.

Look, you sent me off on a fangirl rant b/c if there’s one thing that gets me talking, it’s OUAT S3′s Captain Swan, lord have mercy. Colin and Jen’s chemistry and the way they acted their scenes was freaking perfect. The writing was perfect. (Except for “A Curious Thing”. We don’t talk about that episode ever. EVER.) And they capped off that INCREDIBLE season with the most badass finale episodes this show has ever seen. I will never not be head over heels in love with the entirety of S3.

As much as I love when my couples get together and we get to see them in a relationship like we are now… I still long for the days when Killian was still wearing that pirate coat, struggling with who he is and who he wants to be, so in love with this beautiful woman who yells at him and breaks him down and makes him better. I’ll forever be in love with watching him try going back to being the ruthless pirate but being unable to b/c Emma Swan has touched his life so richly that even though he may never see her again, he can’t go back to the way his life was before her. (The year without Emma is my FAV concept this show has ever done and I wish we could have explored it more.) – and my favorite time on this show and in this fandom will forever be watching this soulful pirate, the last person you’d ever expect, show up for Emma physically and emotionally time and time again when she’s so used to everyone leaving her; watching her walls come crumbling down little by little with every selfless action he makes for her and her family.

That is why I love 3A/3B, anon. It was such a special time for CS, for this show and for our fandom and I miss it so so much.

Kimi Wo Nosete (Piano)
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Kimi Wo Nosete/Carrying You - Castle in the Sky

A very merry Christmas and a happy holidays to you all, I welcome you to another piano hour with Josh ^^ Today’s tune include another hit from Studio Ghibli but played by yours truly~ This is both a thank you and a Christmas present to my newest friend from my last semester, excluding your name for privacy, but here it is! Sorry it took so long! ^^”

Let me thank you first of all for making this semester easier with your sweet attitude and friendliness, you were a big surprise but I was happy to become friends with you ^^ I don’t know if you’ve watched this Ghibli film yet but sine we bonded over them this semester, we can always watch it sometime~ “Castle in the Sky” is a personal favorite for it being one of the eldest in Studio Ghibli, and you can see it in their characters and expressions in this film! It was a beautiful film and so was this song in my opinion, the ending theme~

I feel playing it for you suited our friendship as of now, it is a quiet but ever graceful and kind melody, this song. I really enjoyed playing it down at my cousins since they got to critique me a bit before finally cleaning it up for the holidays ^^ So this is for you, friend,  thank you for your friendship and I hope to see you soon! Merry Christmas <3

26 list/page ideas for your journal

These are all pages and lists I have in my bullet journal. I’ve linked the pages I’ve posted pictures of. Hope you can get some inspiration from this :)

  1. Films I want to watch - When I sit down to watch a film I always end up using too much time trying to find a film. Therefore I have this list, its super helpful. Also, I always rate the films after I’ve seen them.
  2. My favorite films of all time
  3. Tv-series I’m watching/have watched 
  4. Books I want to read - Same here as with the films, if I stumble upon a book that looks good I add it to my list for when I’m looking for a new book to start.
  5. Books I want to read this year - This is separate from the other book list because it’s more of a challenge to myself, a list of books I’m gonna try to read in 2016.
  6. Countries and cities I want to visit (X)(1st pic)
  7. Countries I have visited - I like to see all the different countries I’ve been to, and its always exiting to ad a new one to the list.
  8. Habit tracker - I just started my first habit tracker in May, and I use it to track my training, water intake and when I last watered my plants. It’s really helpful!
  9. Quotes - I have two spreads dedicated to my favorite quotes, I love to have them all in on place. (x)
  10. Webpages - There are so many helpful webpages out there, but it can be hard to remember them when you need them.
  11. Places to visit in a specific city - I love London, and I often find places and restaurants I would like to visit next time Im there, so I write them down so I don’t forget them! (works with countries as well!)
  12. Grades - Keeping track of your grades is great, so you can see where  you have to improve next semester. I love this page because I like to be really organised and this helped me see where I needed to put more focus!
  13. Bucket list - A classic! (x)(2nd pic)
  14. Museums I’ve visited - I love museums, and my goal is to visit some of the best museums all over the world, so I keep a list over those I’ve visited so far. (x)(3rd pic)
  15. Things I’ve accomplished - I really like this one, because I’ve done so many cool things the past years, and its easy to forget them, so this list has really helped me be thankful and proud of myself.
  16. 100 things that make me happy - Makes you think and appreciate the things that make you happy more!
  17. Historical photographs - I love photography, so I have two spreads where I have put some of my favourite famous and historical photographs. (x)(8-9th pic)
  18. Concerts I’ve been to
  19. Themed doodle page - I have a ‘summer’ page full of everything I associate with summer.
  20. School calendar - A yearly calendar dedicated to schoolwork, so you can see when you’ve got classes and exams. Really helpful to have it separated form everything else. (x)(2nd pic)
  21. Anniversaries/birthdays - Always a good thing to remember your friends and family’s different anniversaries.
  22. Journal ideas - I can get some ideas for my bullet journal at the most random times, and I like to have a place to write them down. (x)(1st pic)
  23. Word of the day - There are so many cool words that we never use, and since english isn’t my first language, I think this is a great way to learn new words! (x)
  24. Packing checklist - I often pack a lot of the same things when Im going somewhere, so instead of making lots of checklists all over my journal, I’ve made one, reusable checklist! (x)(x)
  25. Instagram activity tracker - I like to track my Instagram activity (on my photography account), to see what kind of pictures are most popular and gets most response. (x)
  26. Future log - A place to write down important dates in the coming months or years. I think this is super helpful for when I make the monthly spreads, to go and check my future log so I don’t forget any important dates.  (x)
When They Point to the Pictures (Please Tell Them My Name)

Summary: In which Dan and Phil flip through a photo album of their best moments with their two children and Dan tries his best not to cry. 

Songfic based on Long Live by Taylor Swift

Word Count: 2.8k

Genre: Fluff

Extra tags: Songfic, domestic, parent!phan

Warnings: none

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A/N: This has always been one of my favorite Taylor Swift songs, ever since I first heard it in 2010, and after listening to it again recently, I realized it would make the perfect phanfiction! They’ve seriously accomplished so much in these past seven years and I couldn’t be more proud of them. I hope you enjoy!! (Also, this made me sob multiple times while writing this. I have a problem.)  I strongly encourage listening to the song this was inspired by, Long Live by Taylor Swift, while reading this, which you can find here, as it really helps make the fic come to life! (Also it’s just a fantastic song in general.)

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anonymous asked:

Jamilton for the prompt?

Yeah, I’m using this as an excuse to write more jamilton. This one is based on the post I just reblogged and a fic I read on Ao3 that was called something along the lines of “Of Gold Tipped Canes and Mascara”. I wanted to link it but it’s been deleted since the last time I read it, sadly. So if the author happens to see this, I just want them to know that it’s still my all-time favorite jamilton fic. This will get a part two eventually because I hate to leave something without a happy ending.

Warning for mentions of blood.

“You know, you’re not going to win him over by insulting him all the time.”

James brought a bowl of macaroni over to the couch in his living room, where Thomas was curled up in a ball. Thomas always came over to James’s house after debate club, but today James hadn’t gone to school and Thomas had arrived at his door in tears.

“Come on, don’t cry,” James said, sitting down next to his friend. He tried to hand him the bowl, but Thomas wouldn’t take his face out of the pillow he was sobbing into. James sighed and put the bowl on the coffee table. “So what exactly happened?”

Thomas mumbled something into the pillow.

“I can’t hear you, Thomas.”

Thomas sat up, revealing just how much of a mess he was. His mascara was running and blood was streaming from his nose.

“Oh god, Thomas, my mom’s pillow,” James exclaimed, grabbing the pillow from his friend. He would have to wash it before his mom got home.

“I’m sorry,” Thomas muttered, wiping at his face, which only served to smear the makeup and blood together.

“It’s fine,” James said. “Now give me details.”

Thomas leaned his head on James’s shoulder.

“He punched me,” Thomas said, his voice shaking.

James sighed. Thomas had been antagonizing Hamilton for years. James knew it was because Thomas had a massive crush, but to Hamilton it seemed like Thomas hated him. Being friends with both of them, James had to listen to both of them talk about the other, but he was powerless to tell Hamilton that Thomas didn’t know how to express his feelings without being an asshole. He knew it was only a matter of time before Hamilton snapped, and of course it was on the one day he wasn’t there to stop it.

James ran his hand through Thomas’s curls, something he knew Thomas found very comforting. “Maybe if you tried actually talking to him…”

“I don’t know how,” Thomas wailed, turning his face into James’s shoulder. The smaller boy tried not to wince as Thomas’s mascara smeared onto his shirt. “And besides, he hates me. He told me so himself, in no uncertain terms.”

Thomas hiccuped as Hamilton’s earlier words resurfaced in his mind. They were so cruel. Thomas knew he deserved it, as he wasn’t kind himself, but Hamilton’s words had so much pure hatred in them.

He just wanted Alexander to like him.

James looked at his friend with pity. The poor boy was a wreck. James came to a decision.

“Go get cleaned up,” James said. “My sister’s makeup remover is in the top drawer under our bathroom sink and the washcloths are in the closet.”

Once Thomas had left the room, James picked up his phone and texted Hamilton.

Hey can you come over? We need to talk.

Hamilton’s reply came only a few seconds later.

Is Jefferson there?

No,James lied.

Ten minutes later, Hamilton was at James’s doorstep. Thomas was still in the bathroom, so James led Hamilton to the living room. Hamilton eyed the bowl of macaroni on the table suspiciously as he sat down, but he didn’t say anything.

“So what happened with you and Thomas?” James asked.

Hamilton studied the couch cushions. “He called me… Well, he called me a name that really wasn’t okay, and I kind of snapped. I just let go of all the anger I’ve had because of him and then… then I punched him.”

James could guess what the name was and made a mental note to admonish Thomas for that later. At the moment though, he only checked to make sure Thomas was still in the bathroom.

“Okay, look,” James said, as quickly as he could. “I know Thomas seems like a jerk, and he says things that he shouldn’t, but he’s really not like that. I really shouldn’t be telling you this, but the only reason Thomas acts like that around you is because he has a major crush on you, and he doesn’t know any other way to act.” James checked around him again and let out a sigh of relief when Thomas was nowhere to be found.

Hamilton was stunned. “He… What?”

“He’s like, in love with you dude.”

Thomas chose that moment to emerge from the bathroom, still wiping at his eyes with a towel. “Hey James, do you think I could borrow your sister’s mascara? I don’t like not wearing any makeup.”

“You have a crush on me?”

Thomas snapped his head up to see Hamilton sitting next to James. His gaze flickered between the two of them, his expression one of horror when on Hamilton and one of betrayal when on James.

“James, what the hell?” He finally asked.

Hamilton didn’t give James the chance to answer. He was already crossing the room so he could be face to face with Thomas.

“Answer the question,” Hamilton demanded. “Do you have a crush on me?”

“I-I… N-no!” Thomas stuttered, his cheeks burning. He didn’t know why he would say that. But how could he justify being such a jerk if Hamilton knew he liked him?

Hamilton scoffed. “Asshole.” He turned on his heels, glaring at James as he walked towards the door. “Thanks for nothing, James. I thought we were friends, but clearly, everyone just wants me to feel like shit about myself.”

“Alexander, wait,” James called, but Hamilton had already slammed the door shut.

Thomas burst into tears the second the door shut.

“Why would you do that?” Thomas asked in between sobs.

“Why would you do that?” James demanded. “I gave you the perfect opportunity to tell him how you feel and you just convinced him even more that you hate him.”

“I would’ve told him when I was ready,” Thomas shouted. James highly doubted that, but he wasn’t given the chance to say so, because Thomas was already storming towards the door. “Now he’s never going to like me. Thanks a lot.”

Thomas slammed the door and James threw himself down on the couch with a groan. This was what he got for trying to help his friends.

A few minutes later, his mom walked through the door.

“James Madison!” she exclaimed. “What in the world did you do to that pillow?”

“I’ll take care of it,” James sighed.

arclent  asked:

sorry for sending so many questions lol. I just love your blog so much. Anyway, do you have a favorite dog breed?

No way. How ever would I choose? 

I adore all sighthounds, but only a select few would fit the lifestyle I need - I’m leaning towards an afghan hound when I’m in a position to be able to own a dog. But, man, I drool over them whenever they’re on my feed.  

Beagles and other hunting hounds are some of my favorites to train because of how they think, but their intensity is a little overwhelming and it’s always nice to give them back to their owners when it’s time to leave. 

Well bred toy dogs, like papillions and chihuahuas, are really fascinating. I love their engagement and their connection to their people. 

Mastiffs and other molossers are wonderful lumps from a distance but I prefer to not be covered in slobber, thanks. 

Most bully breeds have some of my favorite personalities but their temperament is nowhere near suited to my lifestyle or what I need in a dog. 

Pancakes?

// Jerome Valeksa Imagine! I don’t know if you guys know this about me, but Jerome is my favorite. I mean, I love all of them, and they are all amazing and adorable but something about Jerome just stops my heart. I am actually doing another one of those prompt things, because I thought this sentence would be nice to do a Jerome imagine with.

Warnings: None

Rating: Mid-Fluff

Need to know: Basic Gotham story, as always. You are a member of the Maniax, but unlike Barbara and Tabitha, you mainly stick with the guys.
Word Count Of Story:  461 //

“How about this, how about you fight the rest of the cereal by yourself and I’ll courageously make pancakes for those of us who want a little warmth in our mornings.”
Your gaze snaps over to the ginger standing to the right of you, a huge smile spread across his face. You scoff, and cross your arms over your chest. Greenwood looks over, and Arnold laughs to himself. “Here we go again,” Arnold mutters, turning his back to the two of you.
“What is that supposed to mean, Jerome?” You ask, your voice taking on a slightly pissed tone. Jerome’s smile only widens as he moves forward, and motions to the mess on the counter.
“Do you expect us to eat that?”
“Did you think I was making this for you guys?” You ask angrily, grabbing the closest item near you. Jerome raises his eyebrows, the same smile still plastered onto his face.
“Oh, come on gorgeous, don’t be like that.” Jerome reaches out to grab the wooden spoon from your hand, and you pull your hand back quickly. The spoon flies out of your hand and Jerome laughs as it soars through the air and slams into the wall. “Look what you did…” Jerome says and steps forward, and shakes his finger at you. “You could’ve hurt someone…seems like a missed opportunity to me.” He raises his eyebrows, and turns around dramatically as Barbara and Tabitha walk in. Tabitha doesn’t say anything, but Barbara looks at the two of you.
You give a sideways glance to Jerome, who looks over at the same times and smiles widely.
“Did Jerome finally do it? I didn’t think he would.” She says, moving over to the counter. Your eyebrows shoot up and you look over at Jerome. “So, what did you say Jerome?” Barbara asks, resting her chin on her hand.
“Yeah, what did you say, Jerome?” You ask, a slight teasing tone in your voice. Jerome looks over at you, and then at Barbara.
“Well it isn’t fair if you both gang up on me,” He says, and turns back to you. “But, if you must know what I said, then I guess it would only be polite to show you.” His grin widens. “And it’s important to keep the audience happy.” Barbara opens her mouth to say something, but before she can, Jerome pulls you too him quickly. He simply stares into your eyes after he does this. You were so close to him, and he was holding you so tightly that if you wanted to move, you couldn’t. You stay still, your whole body in shock. “Honestly, y/n, you’re one different girl.” Jerome kisses you softly, and pulls away. “Now,” he says, looking around the room. “Does anyone want pancakes?”

You should know
that I know your favorite lipstick is cherry,
the exact minutes and seconds of your
favorite scene in your favorite movie.


the lyrics of the song that reminds you of me,
the entire mental video I did of you
witht he song that reminds me of us.


your feet are always cold
and you get red when I kiss them.
we don’t fit on my bed
but we do in each other’s arms.


I’m sorry, doll,
my answers aren’t enough,
and you deserve the thruth.


Turns out, you are my hopes,
all my dreams,
my home,
and my future.


I know the times you cried because of her,
because of me, and because of him.
Also, I learned all the ways to make you laugh,
I know the 143 strawberry marks in your body
(you have one between your legs, 
where you can’t see it. 
I also know that you giggle when I kiss it,
that’s my favorite secret).


You ask me for things 
I should had let you known 
with my arms and mouth,
and every time I don’t have an answer
a part of me dies,
wishing I could stop everything and say:
I do, I do, I do.

—  you are all i want. // jackie on my mind. nc.

what i can’t get over is HOW STRONG bitty is

Happy Birthday @rtarara!

As you manage to emotionally destroy us all with every new fic and update, here’s a little revenge, I mean love, back from the Supergirl fandom! Have a wonderful day, and we hope this gives you a taste of some of the feels you have put us all through time and time again. <3

          - @spaceshipsarecool and @coop-writes


I love all of Bex’s fics.  I loved them before I ever met her.  I’ve read Misunderstandings at least a dozen times.  It always cheers me up when I need it most.  Her grasp of character, her dynamic inner monologue, the journeys she takes her characters on; it’s all heartfelt and deeply beautiful.

But my favorite Bex fic is the one we wrote together, Falling Up.  Not necessarily because it is the best (though I selfishly believe it is up there) but because of the blessed, joyful memories I have of working on it with her.  The late whiskey-fueled Saturday nights of headcanons and back-and-forth and endless chats about Alex’s motivations and Astra’s confusions and how we would save her.  Memories of the pride we felt when we released a new chapter or started on the next.  Bex did the lion’s share of the work, because she is a brilliant editor, that mostly fell to her.  All I really had to do was make Alex cry a lot. *wink*

She puts up with my loose interpretation of timeline and gently fixes my continuity errors.  She is kind and fun and generous and supportive and I’m so very proud of what Falling Up became while she and I were just hanging out together.

Happy Birthday my darling Bex.  I love you.  I cherish you.  I raise a glass to future fun and collaborations.

Enjoy your day, precious human.

          - @bridgetteirish


I love that Bex swings big with the angst - Collared and Under a Cold Yellow Sun are concepts I would trust very few writers to handle so well - but never ever compromises on heart. You feel every splash of hope, every moment of disappointment, every aching drop of the bond growing stronger. I have the softest spot for Linda in Thursday at 8pm though. Bex can sell me on any setup, any time, and this version of Cat and Kara is just glorious.

          - @fictorium


Love this story because there’s hope despite all the darkness. Cat must be sharp to survive, Kara must find her own path. So much love for baby!Carter. Thank you!

         - @abydosdork

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anonymous asked:

You know I am a huge fan of all the boys and I have my own ships I support but seems like Narry is not really sexual. I mean we all have opinions of course and don't get me wrong I love both Harry and Niall. But seems any ship with Niall is more as a protective brotherly love ya know. Narry/Niam/Nouis & Ziall. Ziall is my favorite though - love how Zayn was so protective of Niall that he went after a pap that pushed him down. Altho Niall is just as protective of them all. Always behind his boys.

We do all have our opinions, and I’m not trying to change yours, but are you sure they’re not really sexual? Because-

Pretend mutual hand jobs Mutual “guitar” strums:

Copping a feel x2; dick and ass:

Grind-meets-shimmy:

More grinding:

Grinding feat. Niall literally shaking his ass for Harry:

More dick stuff:

(Niall: *literally is the only one to offer himself up*; Harry: *both eyes on Niall*)

(Harry: *smirks*)

(Harry: *referencing Niall’s dick)

More ass stuff:

(Harry: *just casually holding Niall’s ass*)

(Harry: *spank*; I’ve never been able to figure out the purpose of Niall holding Harry’s shirt like this)

More grinding:

(Harry: *puts his dick on Niall’s thigh*; Niall: *dances because fuck yeah, Harry*)

I’d Do Niall:

“It’s getting intense up here”:

(aka: Narry flirting heavily)

I’m not saying you’re opinion is wrong, I’m just saying that there have been a lot of moments/innuendos over the years – hence why I hold my opinion! :)


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