scamdal:

before writing your au, consider the following: 

  • meeting while waiting for hours on end in the emergency room au
  • monopoly night au
  • commiserating on a night shift at mcdonalds au
  • you were the only one that offered to help me move in au
  • marching band au
  • sharing a high school school textbook and leaving each other notes and answers in page corners au
  • working in a museum au
  • panicked yelling in unison because of lost baggage in between connecting flights au

paralysing-sadness:

Do you ever wish you could un-watch your favourite movie or unread your favourite book, just so you can go through the process again of experiencing it for the first time?

hi:

THOSE LITTLE MOMENTS IN BOOKS WHEN THEY ACTUALLY MAKE YOU FEEL SOMETHING, LIKE YOU SMILE OR KINDA GET SAD AND JUST REALLY FORGET YOURE READING SOMETHING MY FAVOURITE

hug-a-mermaid:

Favorite Muggleborns headcanons (1/?)

As a random thought…

morenavbby:

So in the comics Hawkeye has 80% hearing loss.

The Black Widow is Russian.

Can you imagine when they’re on a mission and something goes wrong; the police are about to arrest them and they fall back on Plan H.

Black Widow, “So remember, you’re deaf and I don’t speak English”

So going to happen…

theonesarcasticchick:

condemnedtorocknroll:

theonesarcasticchick:

condemnedtorocknroll:

theonesarcasticchick:

So the kids - they’re going to know Parrish is supernatural and on the list. And they’ll go to Sheriff and Sheriff will be taking Parrish into his office and closing the door like he’s been doing all season. And then he’ll be all:

"Wtf, son. Level with me here because I have about had it with this town.

Are you a kanima?”

imagine the look of betrayal on sheriff’s face though

"I thought you were like me. not a werenima.”

"…I’m not a werenima?"

"you know what I mean parrish, deflecting doesn’t work with me. have you met my son?!”

Poor Sheriff.  He is so done with their shenanigans. 

"derek’s human now"

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"Also, I think Danny turned invisible." 

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"The Les Mis Blooper Reel"
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tenlittlebullets:

The one, the only, the original. I compiled this to console myself after the Broadway revival closed, asked LesMisLoony to put it up on YouTube so I could listen to it while I was having a spot of computer-audio bother, and the rest is history.

Cast IDs:

1. “Fucking bastard!” Lea Salonga (Fantine), Dan Bogart (Bamatabois), Broadway 2007

2. “pretty boys” Richard Kent (Prouvaire), London cast change 2005

3. “take us from behind” Peter Corry (Javert), London cast change 2001

4. “you son of a bitch” Alexander Gemignani (Valjean), Drew Sarich (Javert), Broadway 2007

5. “honest guest” Rob Archibald (Policeman), London 2007

6. Max von Essen (Enjolras), Broadway 2007

7. Unknown Enjolras, concert production, Vienna(?) 2003(?)

8. Leonardo Luiz (Enjolras), Mexico City 2003

9. Victor Wallace (Enjolras), 3rd National Tour 2006

10. Alexander Gemignani (Valjean), Norm Lewis (Javert), Broadway revival 1st preview 2006

11. Missed entrance #1: Zach Rand (Gavroche), Broadway 2007

12. Missed entrance #2: Gary Beach (Thénardier), Broadway 2007

13. Vikidal Gyula (Valjean), Budapest 1987

14. Emma Hunton (Cosette), 3rd National Tour 2001

almualimbeatbox:

because in English there is no good way to explain a very deep, often, platonic, love and understanding between two people of the same or opposite sex. The closest thing we have is best friend and that doesn’t dig deep enough for some people or explain the absolute love

but just imagine

kebslang:

AU where Enjolras is a senior in high school and still beautiful and terrifyingly attractive. He gets asked out so much, is the thing. One day, some dude just went full creepy when asking him out during finals week and he was so aggravated he ended up blurting something like I AM DATING SOMEONE. HIS NAME IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS BUT FOR THE RECORD I CALL HIM R. HIS NAME IS R. GOODBYE.

There’s like 10 seconds of complete silence from les amis before all hell breaks loose (the creepy dude has been forgotten. or aggressively shoved to the sidelines. probably by bahorel. or courfeyrac. out of excitement.)

EVERYONE starts asking him all these questions, and he really really does not know what possesses him to continue the lie. The creepy dude is gone, right? He should’ve admitted the truth, stop the lie before it fucks him over… but he does.

So the lie just GROWS. Enjolras does not know where the shit he says comes from but he is on. a. roll. R is intelligent. R is kind and funny and gorgeous and he keeps E on his toes. Oh oh really? Your boyfriend goes to the gym? Your girlfriend bakes really good cupcakes? Huh, wELL R BOXES AND DANCES AND FENCES AND COOKS REALLY WELL AND DID I MENTION HE IS ALSO SUPER ARTISTIC.

And then prom is coming up and suddenly Enjolras is in deep shit. Because no one asks him out. Literally everyone is pretty damn sure he’s taking R to the dance and everyone wants to see the dude he keeps talking about. Enjolras is too busy freaking out about his fucking life to notice that, sometime during this fantastic drama, a new family just moved into the house next door.

The new neighbors brought with them a mean apple pie recipe and a big ass fluffy dog. They have one son, the same age as Enjolras.

Guess who.

harry potter + sass

(Source: thatshumanity)

thatenglishmajorquestion:

"what are you going to do with a degree in english?" follow you around and whisper "the love song of j alfred prufrock" in your ear when you go on dates

transsuccess:

Aya Kamikawa (born January 25th 1968) is the only openly trangender person to currently hold official office in Japan. She was elected as municipal official to Tokyo in 2003. When submitting her election application papers it is noted that she left a blank space for “sex.”
Despite the Japanese government announcing that they would continue to see her officially as male, Kamikawa stated she would work as a woman.
She was re-elected in 2007 for a second four-year-term seat.
She uses her official position to improve rights for women, children, the elderly, handicapped and LGBT people.

transsuccess:

Aya Kamikawa (born January 25th 1968) is the only openly trangender person to currently hold official office in Japan. She was elected as municipal official to Tokyo in 2003. When submitting her election application papers it is noted that she left a blank space for “sex.”

Despite the Japanese government announcing that they would continue to see her officially as male, Kamikawa stated she would work as a woman.

She was re-elected in 2007 for a second four-year-term seat.

She uses her official position to improve rights for women, children, the elderly, handicapped and LGBT people.

On Fanfiction

rainbowrites:

unreconstructedfangirl:

roachpatrol:

valnon:

shadesofmauve:

I was cruising through the net, following the cold trail of one of the periodic “Is or is not Fanfic the Ultimate Literary Evil?” arguments that crop up regularly, and I’m now bursting to make a point that I never see made by fic defenders.

We’re all familiar with the normal defenses of fic: it’s done out of love, it’s training, it’s for fun. Those are all good and valid defenses!

But they miss something. They damn with faint praise. Because the thing is, when you commit this particular Ultimate Literary Evil you’ve now told a story. And stories are powerful. The fact that it wasn’t in an original world or with original characters doesn’t necessarily make it less powerful to any given reader.

I would never have made this argument a few years ago. A few years ago I hadn’t received messages from people who were deeply touched by something I wrote in fanfic. So what if it’s only two or three or four people, and I used someone else’s world and characters? For those two or three or four people, I wrote something fucking important. You cannot tell me that isn’t a valid use of my time and expect me to feel chastened. I don’t buy it. I won’t feel ashamed. I will laugh when you call something that touches other people ‘literary masturbation.’ Apparently you’re not too up on your sex terminology.

Someone could argue that if I’d managed the same thing with original characters in an original world, it could’ve touched more people. They might be right! On the other hand, it might never have been accepted for publication, or found a market if self published, and more importantly I would never have written it because I didn’t realize I could write. The story wouldn’t have happened. Instead, thanks to fanfic being a thing, it did. And for two or three or four people it mattered. When we talk about defending fanfic, can we occasionally talk about that?

I once had an active serviceman who told me that my FF7 and FF8 fic helped get him through the war. That’ll humble you. People have told me my fanfic helped get them through long nights, through grief, through hard times. It was a solace to people who needed solace. And because it was fanfic, it was easier to reach the people who needed it. They knew those people already. That world was dear to them already. They were being comforted by friends, not strangers.

Stories are like swords. Even if you’ve borrowed the sword, even if you didn’t forge it yourself from ore and fire, it’s still your body and your skill that makes use of it. It can still draw blood, it can strike down things that attack you, it can still defend something you hold dear. Don’t get me wrong, a sword you’ve made yourself is powerful. You know it down to its very molecules, are intimate with its heft and its reach. It is part of your own arm. But that can make you hesitate to use it sometimes, if you’re afraid that swinging it too recklessly will notch the blade. Is it strong enough, you think. Will it stand this? I worked so hard to make it. A blade you snatched up because you needed a weapon in your hand is not prey to such fears. You will use it to beat against your foes until it either saves you or it shatters.

But whether you made that sword yourself or picked it up from someone who fell on the field, the fight you fight with it is always yours.

Literary critics who sneer at fanfic are so infuriatingly shortsighted, because they all totally ignore how their precious literature, as in individual stories that are created, disseminated, and protected as commercial products, are a totally modern industrial capitalist thing and honestly not how humans have ever done it before like a couple centuries ago. Plus like, who benefits most from literature? Same dudes who benefit most from capitalism: the people in power, the people with privilege. There’s a reason literary canon is composed of fucking white straight dudes who write about white straight dudes fucking. 

Fanfiction is a modern expression of the oral tradition—for the rest of us, by the rest of us, about the rest of us—and I think that’s fucking wonderful and speaks to a need that absolutely isn’t being met by the publishing industry. The need to come together as a close community, I think, and take the characters of our mythology and tell them getting drunk and married and tricked and left behind and sent to war and comforted and found again and learning the lessons that every generation learns over and over. It’s wonderful. I love it. I’m always going to love it. 

:-)

stories matter, all kinds of stories. We learn how to write and we learn ho to see ourselves in stories and worlds that usually don’t seem to want us.

holdyourhorsesnow:

THROWBACK JAMZ // if you listened to radio disney as much as i did in the early 2000s, you’ll recognize these. {LISTEN}

upallnightogetloki:

pimpunderthemountain:

cockleshells:

Okay so imagine the villain has captured a girl the protagonist cares about and is all like “I’ll kill her unless you give me the macguffin!”

And the hero’s like “that will never happen! I love her and she loves me! Right?”

And the girl’s like “um…this isn’t the best time.”

And the protagonist screams she’s a friendzoning whore and abandons her.

And the villain’s like “fuck that guy” and teaches her how to walk in thigh-high leather boots.

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