Mar. 13th, 2017

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How many puffs could a hexipuff puff if a hexipuff could puff puffs? #hexipuff #knittersofinstagram #ravelry
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moonblossom:

hubblegleeflower:

awwww-cute:

No biggie, just a bumble bee’s butt. (Source: http://ift.tt/2fAvCgv)

this is the happy bee butt. 

reblog within 10 seconds and your butt will be happy too.

My butt could use some happiness, thanks bee

bumblebutt!
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thegreenwolf:

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You have until 9pm Pacific Standard Time on March 14, 2017 to make a public comment! (You need to have a US address to do so.) 

Yes, go ahead and reblog this :)

(My apologies–I don’t normally repost someone else’s art if I know they have their own Tumblr, but this seems pretty urgent, and @oatmeal hasn’t posted this to Tumblr that I’ve seen, otherwise I would have just reblogged.)

rebagling for my US frands.
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lilsoutherncuss:

dead-kaworu:

commongayboy:

Mexico legalized same sex marriage too! #LoveWins

first world people better share this im looking at yall

A little bit of light for the community in these dark hours.
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flamingbluepanda:

the-movemnt:

#DontNormalizeHate PSA shows parallels between Muslim registry and Japanese internment

REVLOGGING AFAIN CAUSE THERES SO FEW NOTES
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Poe has a thing about his hair. Touch it and he purrs. Pet it, he melts. Pull it… well. Yeah. That’s… yeah. His hypersensitivity has never been an issue before. People who get close enough to get their hands all up in his curls are generally doing so with pretty specific intentions, and even if they’re not, they learn fast how the tide’s rolling. 

But then people aren’t Finn.

Finn who learns scary fast, but is still playing catch up when it comes to a lot of social cues, particularly those centred around touch. Poe has a feeling Finn might have been a tactile person anyway—takes one to know one—but growing up in an insulated body glove obviously hasn’t done him any favours. 

These days Finn touches everything - fingers tracing the gouges in the mess hall tables as he eats, palms pressing against the bark of the megaflora that surrounds the new base like he can feel the sap pumping if he concentrates hard enough. Poe finds it both endearing as hell and teeth-grittingly motivating during those missions he gets the First Order square in his crosshairs.

Finn’s not as physical with people yet — or at least not ones he doesn’t know well. Poe’s obviously not in that category though, which brings him back to his current predicament. 

Finn’s leaning back against the head of the bunk, a data pad propped on his knees as he reads something distracting enough that he hasn’t noticed what’s going on with Poe yet. Poe’s not really sure if that’s a blessing or a curse, to be honest. Because on the one hand, Poe probably looks a special kind of stupid right now, processor parts forgotten on the floor in front of him as he all but drools into his own lap. On the other, if Finn keeps this up too much longer, Poe’s libido is going to start knocking insistently on the situation and that’s… not ideal.

Because Finn’s his friend. Finn’s his friend who’s still learning what it means to have friends and Poe doesn’t want to fuck that up for him. Which means Finn’s deft fingers twisting through his hair and scratching lightly against his scalp is fast becoming A Problem.

Finn hums lightly behind him—a noise Poe’s come to associate with him reading something particularly interesting—and Poe has to bite his lip against humming for his own more inappropriate reasons as Finn’s fingers card through the closer cropped curls at the nape of his neck.

Poe clears his throat. Then has to try again when he almost whimpers instead. “Ah, buddy?”

“Hmm?”

Finn’s petting doesn’t even pause. Poe’s done nothing to deserve this sort of temptation.

“I’m ah… getting a little distracted down here.”

Understatement.

Finn’s touch halts but he doesn’t pull his hand back and Poe finds himself swallowing hard against the instinct to push back into Finn’s palm.

Finally Finn says, “In a good way or a bad way?”

And that’s… huh. Poe cranes his neck back to look up at Finn’s face and finds a soft smile waiting for him, Finn’s eyes amused and… knowing.

“Fuck,” Poe says. “Who told?”

Finn huffs a laugh, thumbing lightly behind Poe’s ear. “Jess.”

Of course it was Pava. Poe would be annoyed but the way Finn’s looking at him as he smooths his fingers back through his hair, he has a feeling he’s gonna end up buying her a cake.

Poe lets his eyes flutter shut as he feels Finn’s movements turn deliberate, fisting a grip at the back of his head and… yeah. Shit. Poe’s breath catches which is probably the only thing that saves him from flat out moaning.

“You should come up here,” Finn says, voice drawn tight and Poe would be relieved he’s not the only one affected here but he’s too busy giving himself over to Finn’s very nice, very competent hands.

“I should definitely come up there,” Poe says. He’s about to get right on that when Finn’s grip shifts and twists and Poe’s hips go rogue, bucking instinctively up and fuck, he’s hard, when did he get hard?

“Oh wow,” Finn says. “Jess wasn’t kidding.”

“I’m gonna kill her,” Poe says, strangled.

Finn laughs like he’s just so delighted and Poe would bask in the warmth of it but Finn’s also taken it upon himself to manhandle Poe up onto the standard-issue mattress, a move that makes an entirely different sort of heat suffuse Poe’s limbs.

Force, did Pava just write out an itemised list or something?

Poe finds himself flat on his back, Finn braced over him, grinning like Poe’s a new dessert he has yet to try. It puts Finn’s very nice shoulders in optimal clutching range and Poe isn’t going to shirk that opportunity, no sir.

“Hi,” Finn says softly and Poe realises he’s grinning so wide his cheeks hurt. Fuck he hasn’t felt this stupid for someone since…ever.

“Hi back.”

Finn dips down, mouth dizzyingly close and Poe very nearly whimpers when he stops just short of his lips, because fuck.

“I ah… you should probably know I have no idea what I’m doing,” Finn says, and ah, that answers that question then.

Poe slides his hands up to scritch through the hair where it’s growing out at the nape of Finn’s neck, easing the nervous tension the best way he knows how.

“Well,” Poe says, struggling to gather his thoughts in the face of Finn humming into his touch like a spoiled loth-cat, shit. “We can slow our roll a bit. Pull back and talk a few things through…”

“Or?” Finn says, dipping toward Poe’s mouth again like a faulty grav drive. The move brushes their noses together, something that probably shouldn’t make Poe’s toes curl but here they are.

“Or,” Poe swallows harshly against the instinct to just tip his chin up, turn things wet and hot and fast, but no - this is Finn’s show. This needs to be Finn’s show. “We can wing it. Do what feels right, speak up when something doesn’t…” 

Finn’s eyes snap back up to his at that and Poe very nearly chokes on the want behind the look. “You’ll show me how?”

Fuck. “Yeah,” Poe says, and he’s gonna need some sort of award for how steady his voice is here because seriously. “Yeah, I’ll show you how.”

The smile that slips across Finn’s features is like a sunrise, slow and syrup sharp. Poe wants to taste it. “We’re gonna do this.”

It’s not a question, but Poe answers it by meeting Finn’s mouth on a groan anyhow.
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kitscaboodle:

So accurate it hurts
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mrs-transmuter:

xh0nia:

badgyal-k:

This is why we dont call the cops. Stop asking why.

This is why we run from the cops and not to them

“You say you hate cops but you would call 911 if you were in danger.”

I think the fuck not.
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netherborn:

climbpartyrepeat:

Is there a lesbian big sister program where I can adopt a baby gay and tell them they’re valid and beautiful and perfect? Because if not, there needs to be one.

yes, there actually is. join Big Brothers Big Sisters if you live in the US or Canada. you will have the option to specifically identify yourself as LGBT in the application process and to request an LGBT little, and they will do everything in their power to match you with one. this organization is fucking amazing, and a lot of chapters are hurting badly from a shortage of mentors. there are a lot of disadvantaged kids out there who need a friend and someone to look up to.

mentoring has a proven positive effect on the lives of children - kids who have a mentor are 55% more likely to later attend college, 130% more likely to hold leadership positions, more likely to pursue and maintain a healthy lifestyle than the average person, more capable of making good choices, far more likely to stay out of trouble with the law … etc. the benefits are huge and far reaching and positively impact the entire course of the child’s life. many of these kids are from rough backgrounds. some have significant challenges and some have seen things even you won’t have in your much longer life. having a stable and trustworthy adult they can confide in really matters.

if you are serious about wanting to help guide a young person, if you truly want to emotionally support a young girl who is either questioning or positive in her lesbian identity, please check out BBBS. it’s one of the most fulfilling things you will ever do.

http://www.bbbs.org

http://ift.tt/1pchmci

if you are in the US/Canada and can do this, please please please do.
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saarebitch:

puckish-saint:

chitarra10:

wolfburied:

I think a big part of why I read way more fanfiction than books is that there’s just a hell of a lot less exposition

the first 10 pages of most books are always “these are the main characters and here’s some background on each of them and this is the setting etc etc” and it’s such a fucking hassle getting to the plot sometimes

fanfic is just like “fuck it you know all of this already let’s go”

That’s a really good point.

Same here but there’s actually a point here of well written exposition.
Take AUs for example. Even in the most complicated, as-far-removed-from-canon settings we get at most a single paragraph before the actual fic where the author gives us a quick rundown of the rules for that universe. The rest we are left to figure out on our own and it works.
We’re not spoon fed every trivial detail when all we want is to get to the plot. Everything that’s important is said at the moment it is important, not sooner not later.
Especially in long fics characters often take on such a unique characterisation that you get to know them all over again but the readers do so organically, in the situations that define those characters as they happen.
Same with looks. The fic author generally assumes the readers know what the characters look like and don’t spend paragraphs describing them, and only bring it up when it fits the plot.
I’ve read a few fanfics from fandoms I’ve never been in and surprisingly it still worked out. I had generally a good idea of who these people were, what they did where and why and how they worked together. 
Point is, if you’re a writer writing original fiction, pretend it’s fanfic and everyone knows your setting and characters already. That way you’ll only have to add a few details if and when your beta readers mention needing more information and chances are they won’t need a lot. 

Point is, if you’re a writer writing original fiction, pretend it’s fanfic and everyone knows your setting and characters already. That way you’ll only have to add a few details if and when your beta readers mention needing more information and chances are they won’t need a lot.

Bolding this fantastic advice. 

Like all fantastic advice, it is not universal.

Skipping over the things your readers can assume is awesome.  Fanfic will absolutely teach you a lot of great tricks for this.  But the thing is, fanfic is generally building off a canon where someone else already taught us the rules.  We know that into every generation, a Slayer is born.  We know that Steven is half-Gem, and that Haven is a small town in Maine, and that the Enterprise is on a continuing mission.

With original fic, you have to be your own setting.  You have to be your own voice-over.  That means that sometimes, yes, you have to give the context that seems so boring in comparison to a world where everyone already knows everything.

This is also why a lot of authors, myself included, like to chill in an established world for as long as possible.  It lets us keep exposition to a minimum.

And it can be sometimes very disorienting if authors don’t spend enough time on exposition, particularly in sci-fi where the setting can be very very different from any we’re used to. So I would be very cautious of applying the above advice across the board. 

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