Besides the darkened windows and quieted streets, Anna always knew when the night had bent from late to late by the volume of the clock. The incessent tick of seconds passing grew far more noticeable as the night slipped by. You are running out of time to sleep, it warned. The tick grew louder. Anna remained awake.
I just noticed that I use two plurals for ‘fic.’
‘Fic will be written no matter what.’
‘There’s a few good fics for that ship, but good luck finding them.’
i love being tight with teachers because you get to hear them talk shit about other teachers its so funny they all act like highschoolers except they get paid
They talk shit about other students if they like you enough too.
The saddest realization after leaving high school is that you never actually leave high school.
Please reblog, I think this will work.
This idea was taken. For every note this post gets, I won’t cut for a day. I’ll put every url that reblogged this into a jar. If I feel like cutting, I’ll randomly pull out any url from the jar, I won’t cut, but I’ll message you and thank you.
Please this might help me stop relapsing..
Crosby on why he pushed Voracek’s glove: I don’t like him.
Crosby: Because I don’t like him. I don’t like any guy on their team. …..
…. What did you want me to do, pick it up and hand it to him?
Source: letsgopens (gif credit)
i love you, you sassy bitch.
My roommate who, for as long as I have discussed hockey, has made fun of Crosby and disliked him, has just declared, “I love Sidney Crosby. He’s my favorite now;” thanks to this gif and quote.
when you’re reading fanfiction and its pretty good and then out of nowhere theres some shit like ‘their tongues battled like israel and palestine fighting over the same sacred ground’
I am choosing to believe that the Hawks suck at power plays because they believe the player difference is unfair and prefer to play evenly. Everytime they score on a powerplay they feel a deep sense of shame for taking advantage of their opponent like that—even if they agree with the other player being put in time out. Because there are rules and they are important.
So, the idea is, Portland gets an NHL hockey team. Why Portland? Because they have an arena large enough to host a team and they had a team once upon a time. Handwave why Bettman lets this happen.
Anyway, Portland gets a team. There’s no expansion draft, but they do get the number 2 draft pick (there was a coin toss basically; they lost). They also recruit from the Portland Pirates (AHL—Coyotes’ team, but Portland gets them now) and the various free agents.
They’re the Portland Rosebuds, because that is what their original team was called. They even resurrect the old logo.
- Icarus by Bastille
- Spark by Fitz and the Tantrums
- Battles by Hudson Taylor
- Don’t Own My Heart by Joe Windle
- The Bell by Villagers
- Playing for Keeps by Elle King
- Lightning Bolt by Jake Bugg
- Credit! by Thomas D’Arcy
- Keep On Running by Andy Bull
This is actually part of a writing project—one that I am reluctantly admitting to working on. If anything, it is a distraction from still unresolved Eliot-Tessa-David story and ever-plotless A&B story. Maybe if I keep adding to my list of writing, I’ll finally finish something. Heh.
I realized late this past week that I’ve not been asked about my accent in a while and I wondered whether it was because I finally sounded like I belong, or because I live in a place diverse enough in sounds that no one thinks to ask anymore. Probably the latter.
(I was born and raised in the Midwest. I do not have an accent. I’ve only asked/teased about it since elementary school).
“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org
And then people urge me everything is fine, of course it is, when you’re ignoring statistics that is.
Fun fact: SAT tests predict college performance pretty well for men, but they strongly underpredict college performance for women. http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/12/20/1948550612469038.abstract
I think I’ve reblogged this before, but that study needs to be shared.
Reblogging again because it pisses me off.
As to Holmes, I observed that he sat frequently for half an hour on end, with knitted brows and an abstracted air, but he swept the matter away with a wave of his hand when I mentioned it. “Data! data! data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.” And yet he would always wind up by muttering that no sister of his should ever have accepted such a situation.
That excerpt above is from Copper Beeches, my favorite Holmes story. I like that bit above because it shows that Holmes is concerned with both the problem and the person.
No sister of his should ever have accepted such a situation.
As I am writing this story, I am sitting with tears in my eyes. British national treasure Stephen Fry has admitted that he tried to commit suicide last year and was only saved as a result of his producer finding his unconscious body.
Fry, 55, who has a history of depression having been diagnosed with bipolar in 1995, spoke of his suicide attempt in an interview with British comic Richard Herring that is to be released via podcast tomorrow (6 June). The broadcaster and actor admitted he was overseas when he attempted to take his own life by taking a large quantity of pills and vodka. He fell unconscious however the mixture made him start convulsing which caused Fry to break four ribs in the process. He was found by the producer of the programme he was making who had dropped in to see the star and he called for help thereby saving Fry.
Fanfic is fun, but it is also another way to break down the various facets of a character or plot and examine them in greater depth. It is, in some ways, to the source material what satire is to culture, current events, and policy. Fanfic introduces a new angle. Good fic still requires careful thought about the characters and canon, while bad fic can, by showing what doesn’t work, highlight what is essential. Fanfic provides both entertainment and insight.
BREAKING NEWS: IGINLA FOUND TRYING TO BREAK INTO BRUINS LOCKER ROOM, HALF NAKED TRYING TO PUT ON AN IGINLA 12 BRUINS JERSEY. IGINLA WAS QUOTED AS SAYING “WHAT DO YOU MEAN IM NOT A BRUIN? WASNT I TRADED THERE IN MARCH?” WHEN INFORMED HE IS IN FACT A PENGUIN, IGINLA BEGAN TO CRY AS HE PUT IS PEGUINS SWEATER BACK ON.
All of the twitter reactions to the Penguins are awesome.
To Kill A Walking Bird
Missing: The #Pittsburgh #Penguins. If you have seen them please let them know the Eastern Conference Finals BEGAN TWO DAYS AGO! Thx. #fb
Only explanation of this game is that Crosby told the team he has cancer before the puck drop #StanleyCup #Penguins #givemecancernowgod
@pittsburghers: Did the Pittsburgh #Penguins take a ride on the Titanic today? They looked great until they hit the ice.
The #Penguins should just start the goal posts next game. I think they have a better save percentage than #Fleury
Which happens 1st: Kelly scores a goal, Jagr scores a goal, Crosby scores a goal or Penguins win a game? #bruins #penguins #metroboston
Will #Penguins pull goalie? Seems like they did that 2 hours ago. #Bruins
@BruinBourqueFan: Look at all the empty seats…. It’s the march of the penguins…ha ha ha #Bruins #NESN #Penguins
Randolph Patrick @RandolphPatrick 33m
This just in, Iginla found breaking into Bruins locker room trying to put on a #12 @NHLBruins jersey! #Bruins #Penguins
Might as well just pull Rask, and let Thornton come on as the 6th man to start picking fights. #Penguins still wouldn’t score. Go #Bruins
Is Julie ” The Cat” Gaffney available to play goalie for the #Penguins
It would appear that the #Penguins have goaltending issues. And goalscoring issues as well. They need a goalie that can score! #TheEndIsNear
do the #penguins have a 3rd goalie they can plug in there? who was in net for the W-B/Scranton Pens? Maybe try him? #bruins
This is not an exhaustive list. These are just the first 15 I thought of. Well, first 14. The 15th was decided by looking through music I’d downloaded and deciding which felt right.
1. Vienna Teng
2. Charlotte Martin
3. Abigail Washburn
4. The Lone Bellow
5. Gary Clark, Jr.
6. Joe Bonamassa
8. Owen Pallett
10. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
11. Janelle Monae
13. Rick Springfield
14. The Killers
15. Mumford & Sons
She isn’t bitter/cynical. She’s angry, but she represses it because that is what she learned over her time caught in faerie. She’s furious with what her life has become and she wants to strike back. She should be in Summer, but Autumn offered someone stronger to follow and she is a follower (even though she doesn’t like to think of herself that way). She’s quiet, watchful, and simmering.