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vegansanfrancishet:

So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.
Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.
Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.
This time, though. This was a good cry.

vegansanfrancishet:

So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.

Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.

Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.

This time, though. This was a good cry.

(Source: transtofuscramble)

(Source: vanessayves)

"I work for SHIELD and my supervising officer is really hot" AU 

"My partner and I run covert ops and we’re trying to hide the fact that we’re together from the rest of the team" AU 

"We got captured together and are forced to admit our feelings for each other"  AU 

"I got pulled off a mission because you’ve been compromised" AU 

"Saving your ass" AU 

"Forced to sleep in the same bunk for stupid reasons" AU 

"Married cover" AU 

"We’re two rival spies after the same objective" AU 

(Source: capsforyoursoul)

ash818:

“What’s the saying?” Felicity whispers. “We sleep sound in our beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”

“George Orwell, likely apocryphal,” Dig says. He looks at the ground, hands clasped behind his back. “Andy liked that quote.”

Making your characters seem smarter than you are

spiderine:

notsosilentsister:

Ultimately there are limitations as to how much smarter than yourself you can make your creations, but you do have a certain leeway. As already mentioned by some posters above

- it’s easy to make your character more quick-witted than you are; the challenge with scathing comebacks is often less the content but the timing.

- it’s easy to give your character a better memory than you have. Quite a number of people confuse intelligence (or at least sholarship) with the ability to reproduce a lot of facts upon the slightest provocation.

- it’s easier to fake expertise if you have a tight control over the possible situations in which the application of this expertise is called upon (you don’t have to have a comphrensive grasp of an entire subject to look up some neat facts that might come in handy in a specific situation tailored you by for the explicit purpose of showing off that particular connection. It’s always easier to start with the solution and reverse-engineer a problem, than having to come up with the solution when the problem might not even be well defined).


Last but not least, hindsight is twenty/twenty. Most people’s impression of how smart any given strategy is largely rests on its outcome - which you as the author have complete control over! People might perceive your characters as merely lucky rather than smart, if they purely act on impulse, but they will usually accord them some intelligence if they are capable of planning ahead in a way that leads to success (never mind that their plans may rely on some pretty narrow conditions having to apply for everything to come together as intended). Often, a smart character just has to be a character with a plan - If you don’t think about it too closely, every plan seems smart as long as it is successful.

Ideally, you won’t just give your smart character a plan, but also a contigency plan. It’s always more impressive when things start to go wrong and the smart character is able to salvage the wreckage by thinking on their feet. (see also TV Tropes Xanatos Gambit, where the smart characters succeeds in engineering a situation in which all possible outcomes - no matter how disparate - ultimately end up benefitting them). Being prepared for all eventualities is a lot easier in fiction than in real life, because you as the author can limit the amount of eventualities. In fiction, it’s often enough to have one or two contingency plans to seem smart - in real life, you might need a thousand and more.

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I have a good technique for writing “genius” characters:  use logical leaps.  Whatever your plan is, your “caper”, your plot point, take whatever the A, B, C, steps are and have your genius say, “Blah blah A, D, E, profit!”  so your other characters can say, “Wait, I can’t keep up with you,” and your genius can then fill them in on B and C. 

wolftraps:

rashaka replied to your post “i just really love serial killer AUs okay?”

When she heard the first voice at age 15, Lydia ignored it. When she heard a hundred voices at 17, she finally picked up the knife. “Give me a name,” she whispered to the walls. “And I’ll see that it’s done.” From the doorway, Scott nodded. “Me too.”

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Taylor Swift on Emma Watson’s UN speech and (last 2 gifs) on not “acting up” like Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears (x)

(Source: swlft)

thoughtsofafuturepast:

hungrylikethewolfie:

lady-chyna:

logicislife:

jessycanhasblog:

irishsub:

Oh wow these girls are brilliant.

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor | Johann Sebastian Bach.

I wonder how long it took to practice this shit

snot-rocket1991

this is FUCKING AMAZING

(Source: videohall)

whatbethsays:

yes but consider this for your otp:

  • being reunited after surviving the zombie apocalypse unknowing if the other was alive or dead AU
  • rescuing their partner from a recon mission gone wrong AU
  • drama school rivals being cast as romantic opposites because they have “crazy sexual tension” according to their director AU
  • "are we both robbing the same house oh fuck" AU
  • growing up together in a rough neighbourhood AU
  • mutual friends always dragged to the same inane barbecues AU

naturepunk:

deducecanoe:

funnyordie:

via Official Redskins Name Change

I just reblog this every time I see it.

100% support. 

synergyfox:

There’s some ships you ship… that have massive amounts of shippers right along with you. Then there’s the ships… those ships you have that are near and dear to your heart where you’re in a fucking canoe with like… four other people.

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DALLISON *weeps*

geardrops:

jamesthefourth:

This just showed up on my feed and now I am reblogging it because of reasons. You can’t tell me how to live my life.

this is… this is fine

is…is this nsfw. i know that it’s not but it FEELS that sexy

(Source: busankim)

phaust:

Get To Know Me Meme [7/10] Favorite Movies - Moulin Rouge!

"I’m sorry, Christian, I’m dying."

theperksofbeingjohnwatson:

nahshaw:

maybe he won’t die in the movie

i love how we all know exactly what this post is about