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#creek is the only healthy ship on the show
hypnos-42 · 5 days ago
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I know it's only 8~10 seconds, and I am probably overthinking about it. But can we talk about this scene of adult Creek, please🥺🥺🥺
❗ SPOILERS ❗
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Craig:Hey, guys, it's Tweek and Craig. Kyle:Oh, hey, how are you guys? Craig:We're good. Tweek:Aghhhhhh, I have a lot of anxiety being back with all these people!!
I love this too much to focus on my work, here is why:
(1) Craig's introduction seems that he holds on to any chance to show affection, he is truly proud of their relationship. Also it's lovely that he said Tweek first🥺
(2) Craig's smile and response. I'm surprised that Craig greeted with a smile (and he smiled throughout the conversation, let's discuss this in (4)), I supposed he would be like😐 And the smile made his response like he actually means it, he has a good life with his husband honey. (Even though it's perhaps just because he grows up and knows how to greet others properly...)
(3) Tweek's reply, not full of scream, panic, or chaos, he talked about his FEELING. This reminds me of the final part of S21E02, where Craig guided him to talk about his feeling.
(4) Craig smiled even after Tweek's reply. I'd like to believe it's because he knew that Tweek's emotions were stable at the time, the reply is nothing but some complain which is familiar to Craig (maybe it sounds adorable in his opinion). Even if something happened, he can soothe Tweek's anxiety.
And Tweek is actually calmer in most of the times of the film??? Tweek also knows Craig will help him calm down, so he is reassured to have Craig by his side.
Can't help but the thought of their long-time chemistry with each other is consuming me?????
40 years, they have been supporting each other, being with each other, practicing sharing their feelings and emotions. So Tweek no longer needed to others guide him to talk about his feeling, and Craig was no longer depressed often, he can delightful smile more.
(In fact, the first thing I notice is Tweek's proper button-up shirt, I can't decide which one is better: He relaxed enough to button up his shirt himself, or Craig buttons up Tweek's shirt every day. Either way shows they are a happy couple and I Love this so much that I want to cry.)
✨Their relationship is healthy and blissful.✨
The only unhealthy and problematic parts are me, my brain, and my English (mistakes are everywhere, sorry for that). I really should go to study for tomorrow instead of shipping like crazy. I don't even know why I spend hours searching for words just to scREAM I'M SOOOO HAPPY CREEK ARE STILL TOGETHER AND LIVES HAPPILY!!!
Anyway, thanks for coming to my TED talk.
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kaypeace21 · 10 months ago
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I believe that byler is an endgame
but why would they spend 3 seasons winding up with mileven?
People REALLY need to pay attention to the shows the Duffers cited as huge inspirations to them. Cheers,dawsons creek, freak &geeks did exactly what the Duffers are doing (and the Duffers said these shows inspired them)
. Cheers for over 5 seasons built up the pairing of sam and Dianne- had them break up in the s5 finale and then in the last 2 eps of the 11th season have them get back together and once again break up explaining for the 100th time they were wrong for each other and brought out the worst in eachother . Cheers would build up multiple pairings (Frasier /Lilith (s4-11/broke up in s11) , sam/Dianne (s 1-11, broke up in s11 permanently) , rebecca /sam (s8-10) Rebecca/robin (s8-9) -these pairings lasted for multiple seasons and they all broke up! They built pairings up for multiple seasons but showed throughout the show why those pairing in cheers could never work out in the long term. The same Thing happened with almost every pairing in Dawson’s creek (they’d build up multiple pairings up -sometimes for multiple seasons- sprinkle in good but also dysfunctional aspects of those relationships- and then break them apart for good ).
Also in Dawson’s creek 2 characters (a rich girl and poor guy with daddy issues) date and breakup- but both of their gay brothers get together and are endgame instead of them (cough jancy vs byler). One of the gay guys (the rich one with the book smart sis) even dated the main girl (Joey) for a while before admitting he was gay and that he was in denial (while dating the main girl for more than a season ). In D.C even the main guy(Dawson) / girl (Joey) don’t end up being endgame (despite teasing it for all 5 seasons) . They did this with a lot of couples in the show. Honestly, the Duffers pretty much borrowed this idea of showing pairings with issues and breaking them up -but toned down how long they’d bait them . Like 11seasons of showing dysfunctional couples date -ick. And Dawson’s creek ... my god it had a literal love octogon/ love webs (so many love squares/pentagons/ and on and off relationships). The 1 adult couple broke up and I’m not exaggeration 4 times, and Dawson got back with 2 of his girlfriends like so many times. And ugh I’d say each (of the 4-5) main characters dated at least 4 people -and each of those relationships lasted for like 20+ eps each... and then after all that build up -break up ). That’s not even including the people the main 5 or so characters would date for like 5-6 eps . Thank god it was toned down compared to Dawson’s creek or cheers. i can’t imagine the frustration watching those shows during its airing 😂
Freaks & geeks (set in the 80s)was also inspo.14 y old Sam who is bullied and called “homo” “queer” etc throughout the whole series - he also obsesses over a cheerleader girl for the whole series and in the second to last ep of the series- they finally start dating  and he realizes they have nothing in common and says “it’s boring. all we ever do is makeout.She likes nothing i like. We can’t talk to eachother. We never have fun.” And he admits he only keeps dating her cause everyone would call him “crazy” to not date her. sam and her are also said to be “from different planets” and “different species”  just like mileven in s3 lol.  The gf of  sam also says before they dated she saw him ‘like a sister’ (like El asking mike if he’d be her brother in s1, before they date). And after this sibling comment various characters -encouraged the couple and said they would be good together (before they dated-like what we’ve seen in st with mileven and other ships ).Sam eventually decides to not cave to peer pressure- and breaks up with her. Meanwhile sam’s sis (is a straight A student, who is initially into a popular guy and starts hanging with the cool kids).  After getting over the first (popular) guy, she later dates another guy- a music-obsessed-stoner-guy  with a cruddy dad...and she breaks up with him (like jancy?). That couple was even called ‘romeo & juliet’ before they broke up-similar to mileven being called “romeo & juliet’ before their breakup. plus r&j were never in love... just like mileven.
All 3 shows had the main guy/girl date but not end up with eachother in the end . And both shows -would build up several pairings that looked like endgame but would show faults in those relationships and would have them breakup (because those pairings were never that healthy together). Which I believe is what they’re doing with jancy, jopper, mileven and lumax (explained in my analysis here all the evidence for why I don’t think they don’t end up together). I mean there’s many reasons I listed in the analysis but you think it’s a coincidence - jancy, lumax, mileven , and Steve/rando girl who rejected him in s3-all incorportated spying on their love interest ? you think the duffers think that’s good to have all these romantic pairings spy on eachother? When in the show they canonically have the us gov (villains) spy via phone taps, and hidden recorders, and cameras? Brenner used El as a spy for his own gain ? they even call the mf a ‘spy’ (which the characters perceive as the  main villain)... i don’t think the mf is  actually villainous but that’s off topic).The point is narratively equating spying as something ‘wrong’ by characters our main cast of heroes is against. But having that same cast of heroes partaking in spying themselves … specifically on to their romantic partners- and not also showing it as a negative. But romanticizing it? Would be quite hypocritical. And a HUGE narrative oversight.
Also build up?
S1- mileven kiss right after el asks if he’ll be her “friend” or “brother”. Has others compare el to mike’s sibling /cousin. Hint Will is gay . Have hints mike is queer too/ and cares deeply about Will. Constantly mention how el physically resembles Will/a boy. Parallel mileven to ted/Karen who were “never in love”. Have Nancy and mike verbally compare the jancy/stancy love triangle to mileven/byler . And at the end of the season mike writes a story for Will that likens the 2 to han/leia. Flo says about jancy/Jon “ only love makes you that crazy and that damn stupid”. (Which flo wasn’t entirely right about since jon punched Steve for insulting his family- for Jon it was familial love -not romantic love. But put a pin in that phrase)
S2- was pretty much byler season (and mileven barely interact that season). Byler say they’d go “crazy together”. But el’s new catchphrase is she’s “not stupid.” They Compare mileven to luke/leia (siblings that kissed) . Ref ghostbusters and parallel byler to the romantic pairing of Dana /venkman (but have el just be a ghost and mike a ghost buster which isn’t romantic but the opposite) .parallel mileven to hopper/el. Have el spy on mike, el hurt a stranger cause of unhealthy jealousy, have mileven dance to a song about a possessive spying/Stalking ex gf . Throw in mileven burns like “they’re not in love they’re not even from the same planet.” (El being et ref) . Have mike say annoyed “a bond ?! (Scoff) cause you shared nougat?! “ (egos like s1 ) “. Mike saying after knowing max for a week “hate you? I don’t even know you?” (He knew el for a week too so no way he loves her -cause he doesn’t know el , just like max ) . mike even criticizes his friends’ instant attraction to max saying “you haven’t even spoken a word to her.”Dustin saying “ I don’t have to . I mean -look at her.” Which makes it even more suspicious that mike was into a girl who multiple characters said looked like a boy (specifically Will) in s1. Have El watch a soap opera (all my children) and mimic the scene of  erica kane and her love interest michael. Which in the soap opera-isn’t endgame, and ended with some stalking after their breakup.
S3- mileven is finally dating : multiple characters (lucas, Will, Hopper, dustin,Max, etc) in the show dislike and verbally complain about them together . In cheers all of sam’s friends hated him dating Dianne and would vocally complain about it (similar to joyce they even clapped/cheered after 1 of their many breakups) . Mike is horrified by the spying(that mileven fans romanticized in s2) , el is happier single and neither is heartbroken over the breakup. They date for 2 eps and then breakup . Mileven being together inhibits El’s character arc from s2 (aka she went from wanting to explore the world and leave the cabin in s2 to see her friends, to ignoring her friends and cutting herself off from the world in order to stay in the cabin all day to make out with mike for 6 months - she would literally lie to her friends about curfew to return to the cabin and kiss mike -going against her ‘friends don’t lie’ mantra from the past 2 seasons too ). Mike canonically doesn’t trust her / doesn’t believe in her ability to make decisions and lies to her and never apologizes for lying. And el doesn’t apologize for spying . They throw in more gay hints of mike & Will. Mileven is called “bullshit” like s2 stancy . And Both pairings in the show kissed a bunch and said “I love you” (but they weren’t endgame). They also contrast s3 mileven scenes to s2 byler scenes and have byler win out. And once again parallel mileven to hopper/el and Karen/ted. As well as paralleling and likening Mileven to stancy in numerous other ways (besides the “bullshit “ line) . They also parallel mileven to stobin (both are straight baits) .They parallel the stobin confession to the mileven one -both confessions have them sitting on the floor, both girls have bandages on their legs, and both confessions are interrupted by dustin. Also both Steve/mike use the terms “crazy & stupid ” to confess to robin/el. But unlike Will who agrees to be “crazy “ with mike .El confused , asks “ what makes you crazy?” And robin says she didn’t have a crush on his “stupid hair”. el even says in reference to mike “there’s more to life than stupid boys.” Showing how el/robin don’t have romantic feelings for the boys-like the flo phrase of s1. Unlike Will who after fighting with mike calls himself “stupid” over and over and rips up the photo of him and mike where they promised to go “crazy together.” Even Steve says in s2 stancy should should “pretend to be stupid teenagers” in love. Emphasis on “pretend”. And when el says she loves mike “the first I love you” plays -the only other time that song plays in s3 is when robin rejects Steve (cause she’s gay.) cough cause mike is gay too.
There’s a lot more in each season (that illustrates mileven was built up -but not as a positive couple but a problematic one that was never was in love to begin with ). But I’m trying to keep this short . You can read this post here where I go in more depth about all of this .
S1-2 builds up the problematic ships (but showed good and bad aspects of their dynamic) . like the spying of jancy, lumax, and mileven or the jealousy. of Hopper in s2. In the s2 finalie they have them kiss or hug/exchange romantic glances. And in S3 we see the after math of this with all the couples officially dating - and they show all the couples issues at the forefront . I already talked about mileven. But, Lumax broke up 6 times (they dated for 6 months- and every month they dated max dumped him ). Jancy fight in the opening of ep 1 and don’t understand each others issues (sexism/poverty-and Jon’s issues with his dad) . And neither supports the other in their passions of journalism & photography.Nancy is also called “nancy drew” who in 1986 (year of s4) before going to college dumps her long term highschool bf (who helped her in many of her past mysteries/novels ). Their relationship was also shown as complex and somewhat dysfunctional because of both parties -before nancy drew dumps him. And (even if not dating like the other pairings) jopper almost go on a date in s3. Joyce was trying to hide the fact she was moving, Hopper was horribly jealous, and all they did was yell and argue.Murray says to joyce regarding hopper “he’s a brute... probably reminds you of a bad relationship” (aka lonnie/Joyce) . They even have Joyce watch a cheers ep- which directly compares jopper to (dianne/Frasier) who weren’t endgame in cheers but a rebound .  Hopper /fraiser both drink chianti . Fraiser asks dianne to marry him/Hopper asks Joyce on a date-both women stand them up. Or when Joyce asks Hopper out she calls her self ‘detective byers ‘and Hopper name drops miami vice. Which had an on and off again relationship for several seasons- of the male /female detectives.The relationship faded out as Gina realized they mainly got together when one or both needed someone. Crockett was very protective of Gina, and had some jealousy when Gina was involved in relationships , but was the first one to be there for her when things went wrong. And they realized it was better to not be together romantically. Heck seems like all these couples have negative film/tv parallels... lucas in s2 mentions not liking winston in ghost busters cause he came ‘super late’ (like Max). in s1 disses michael myers (which Max dressed as). And at the end of s3- lumax dress identically to eric/donna from a ep of that 70s shows (in the ep  eric/donna were broken up).
 (s3 was marketed as the “summer of love” and “summer love” is a euphemism for flings that don’t last.) s4-5 Will probably show good healthy ships/break up the problematic ones from past seasons .
So first 2 seasons focus on the unhealthy ships / and the last 2 seasons focus on healthy ships. S3 the middle season would be considered the turning point -and why none of the popular ships (assumed to be endgame) came off looking that great (compared to how they were presented in s1-2) .
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ride-or-die-otps · 9 months ago
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I just realized I have never experienced a long drawn out queer slow burn romance.
They rarely ever happen. I can think of one seasons long drawn out slow burn queer romance, and that is in a kids show, which is important and groundbreaking, but there was one kiss in the finale and that was it. Like yeah I was fucking stoked that it happened because they got the happy ending, but I’m in my late 20s and as good as She-Ra was, that’s not typically the type of show I watch. In fact I hardly watch shows live anymore, because I’m tired of being queer baited or having to watch a queer character to get killed off yet again. The last show I started and watched live was The Magicians, because I heard there was queer representation, so I binged the first 3 seasons and caught up right in time to watch them kill off a depressed bisexual character and call it groundbreaking or Greek g or whatever the fuck they said to rationalize it. And I watched voltron not expecting to actually get canon Klance, but I figured they wouldn’t kill one of them off, but then they promised queer rep so I got my hope up and then it was a flashback and an epilogue wedding to an unnamed guy. The I heard about she-ra and how there was queer rep and I just didn’t watch it bc I couldn’t stand to get my hopes up, but then Catradora actually became canon, so I watched it and it was a good show but I watched it all in a few days and didn’t really get that invested in the characters. And I love Schitts Creek favorite show but there was no slow burn romance between David and Patrick, which is great we need more healthy queer relationships, but I want to watch a seasons long queer slowburn relationship play out on tv and actually experience it in real time and not wait and binge it after the fact bc I do t trust shows to not ruin them or bury the gays.
And it’s fucking annoying when I see people criticize queer fans by saying we fetishizing or ruining the integrity by wanting to see queer relationships on tv. People don’t say that when straight people talk about how hot a straight love scene is or when they say how much they a straight couple to get together. News flash a lot of the people who ship queer relationships in media are queer and just want to see queer relationships displayed the same way they are as straight ones. And yea that means we want to queer sex scenes the same way straight people want to see the straight sex scenes between the couples they ship, only difference is people don’t act like it’s something gross when straight people do it.
This is all part of why the Destiel fiasco sucks so much. If they would have pulled the trigger and went full Destiel it would have filled such a desire of mine to see that slowburn queer romance play out. And I actually thought after 15x18 they’d do it. But they didn’t and I don’t think there will be another show that will have the opportunity to satisfy my desire to experience a slowburn queer love story, bc I don’t watch shows live unless there is confirmed queer rep so I go into the show kkowing if the queer couple get together. I want to experience the drama of the will they won’t they without the dread that it’s just going to be queerbaited or a tragic queer ending.
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not-siri · 2 months ago
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K2, kyman, bendy, creek. sorry if i sent too many!
K2
The ship is my: pairing I'm on the positive side of neutral to
I consider this ship’s feelings: Mutual | Mixed | Strange | Awkward | Platonic | Sibling-like | One-sided | They don’t really like each other |
I’d consider the relationship: Healthy | Awkward | Abusive | Doesn’t work properly | They’d never get together |
Children: No | Yes | They’d think about it
General Opinion: in general I'm not crazy about shipping kenny with stan or kyle (why is for another day) so uh
Kyman
The ship is my: big ol notp
I consider this ship’s feelings: Mutual | Mixed | Strange | Awkward | Platonic | Sibling-like | One-sided | They don’t really like each other |
I’d consider the relationship: Healthy | Awkward | Abusive | Doesn’t work properly | They’d never get together |
Children: No | Yes | They’d think about it
General opinion: Well, it’s kyman and I’m the average non-kyman shipper. Meaning I hate it. While for now I will stay neutral in the discourse over whether cartman is canonically and recurringly abusing kyle, his general behavior toward him is chilling, disgusting, and can’t be justified or compared to kyle’s modern-day behavior towards him. (Post say, season 4 I half-jokingly excuse anything Kyle does to him for a reason).
That said, the subfandom is (or was) actually pretty tolerable compared to say, the cartters and neo-Heiman subfandoms. My personal theory is that it’s so big and so infamous, it has sort of leaders similar to the leaders the general tumblr SP fandom has who lead (or led) by example, modeling relatively good behavior.
Bendy
The ship is my: least reasoned pairing
I consider this ship’s feelings: Mutual | Mixed | Strange | Awkward | Platonic | Sibling-like | One-sided | They don’t really like each other |
I’d consider the relationship: Healthy | Awkward | Abusive | Doesn’t work properly | They’d never get together |
Children: No | Yes | They’d think about it
General Opinion: haha bebe x wendy go brr
Creek
The ship is my: fave canon pairing
I consider this ship’s feelings: Mutual | Mixed | Strange | Awkward | Platonic | Sibling-like | One-sided | They don’t really like each other |
I’d consider the relationship: Healthy | Awkward | Abusive | Doesn’t work properly | They’d never get together |
Children: No | Yes | They’d think about it
General Opinion: While I do think the ship is adorable, I do dislike how it’s held on such a pedastal and to this day showing opposition to it can get you labeled a bigot. Regardless of how canon it may be these days, I believe that the premise of the relationship is still (fairly intentionally) pretty damn pushy and uncomfortable. Honestly the only complaint I personally find annoying and dodgy about creek is that it’s “abusive” or something similar.
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lcvemyself · 2 months ago
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i agree with you about the rina/portwell thing, that's why i find it hard for rina to happen on s3 in a way that's good writing and can only see happening in a possible s4, i feel like with teen shows there's always a wild card and possibilities but i really don't see gina and ricky happening in a way that's good and healthy for both of them until a possible s4 (tho i found it funny that for a ship to happen two out of four main characters need to be out of picture). also i feel like tim thrives on teenage drama, like he wanted a full 00's teen show, cause the inspiration behind it it's pretty obvious and got a disney one instead so he tries to make the most of it, that's why possibilities are always open.
You’re right. It is pretty funny how Rina can’t happen as long as Portwell and Rini exists… makes it seem like Rina is a rebound ship, but I digress.
I have noticed that. He’s heavily inspired by Dawson’s Creek from what I’ve seen… and Dawson/Joey were the original endgame but then it was changed to Pacey/Joey in the end, so I feel like the same could happen on HSMTMTS. Just because a ship was intended to be endgame from the start doesn’t always mean the writer/producer will follow through on that because plans can change. This is why I’m no longer saying “____ is endgame” because I really don’t know. No one does. The more seasons the show gets, the more likely new ships will happen. You only know the endgame when you watch the series finale.
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hashbrownteamcobrakai · 8 months ago
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For the salty ask 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22, 23 and 26 for cobra kai pretty please
My answers are so long, so I am putting this under the cut @wonderwolfballoon! Also I just noticed your Daniel icon I SWEAR I’M NOT DRAGGING HIM TO BE MEAN!!!
1. What OTPs in your fandom(s) do you just not get?* My biggest IDGI ships for CK are probably Elimetri or Kiaz. I’m not here to yuck other people’s yums or anything, but I do think there is something to the idea that Migueli isn’t popular because it’s a ship predicated on mutual respect for one another. Kiaz has the obvious enemies to lovers vibe and I just generally don’t sail those ships. Elimetri has... its problems, IMO, most especially around the idea that Demetri has to like... save Hawk from himself? Idk. I just like romances that I feel are based on love and mutual respect and not ...tropes.

 I am also not a Lawrusso shipper although I have a lot of those on my dash and you all are great! Again, not yucking yums! Daniel just makes me want to head butt him too much to pair him romantically with anyone 😂 I don’t even want his wife with him. He needs to self reflect~ 

4. Do you have a NoTP in your fandom? Are they a popular OTP?* 

I once saw someone ship Amanda and Anoush and I noped out of that so fucking fast I almost tripped over myself. I’m not sure if they’re popular. I just think some people feel the need to get Amanda out of the way to sail their ship and stuck her with Anoush which... no. Just no. Let Amanda be a messy single queen with a martini hobby, thanks! 

5. Has fandom ever ruined a pairing for you?* 

Not in CK. I’m lucky because I pretty much stick to my little Migueli bubble and I’m okay with that? Lmao lord knows the Squad on my dash is all about the DISCOURSE™️ so idk if I just don’t feel the need to get sucked into the wider ship wars because we have good healthy debates, but so far, so good. 

6. Has fandom ever made you enjoy a pairing you previously hated?* 

I never hated it... I just didn’t have many feelings on shipping with this show in general at first. Then I was in the CK tag one day and I saw Migueli fan art. Then I discovered @afurioushawk‘s falconry series and it was all over for me after that! So fandom DID make me love a ship, just not one I hated.
9. Most disliked character(s)? Why? Oh boy. How much time do you have? In some instances, it’s a good thing season 3 happened because otherwise, this would be a multi-page essay on the problems with race and class privilege as it pertains to Sam LaRusso and just some... generally not nice comments about Demetri that I’m conflicted about because I’m not sure if the writers are intentionally trying to write him a specific way and it’s just not translating to me or what. But season 3 revamped both of their images with me a lot. I’m way more flexible in terms of Demetri, but lmao I was the number one Sam LaRusso hater for a minute there (or maybe number 2, I can think of at least 1 other person who was in that boat with me back in like... August/September, but I won’t call them out because I don’t want them to get hate...) However, I have grown a bit in my opinions of Sam, and even though I still think she’s responsible  for a lot of shit she NEVER gets held accountable for, I also think that’s a reflection of the adults around her too, and this includes my otherwise unproblematic queen, Amanda.
But honestly, my most hated character (other than the obvious villain that is Kreese) is Daniel. No matter how handsome Ralph Macchio looks in cable-knits, because Daniel has always been a sanctimonious, shit starting drama king and I say that about KK Daniel too. I’m not saying Daniel was the ~true villain~ or anything, or that Johnny was innocent -- I can only drink so much Red and Yellow Kool-Aid -- but Daniel’s always been annoying to me as a protagonist, and turning him into a smarmy wealthy car salesman who is also a class traitor did not do him any favors in my book. I will say, I also like Daniel more in season 3 than I have in previous season, but since he is the adult, I will be mad at him longer than I will be at the kids, ya feel?
10. Most disliked arc? Why?

 Johnny’s entire season 3 storyline. The sheer level of REGRESSION at every turn drives me bonkers. It’s like watching him go through all of the stumbling blocks of season 1 all over again, but without the “he’s learning! He’s going to make mistakes!” free pass that I was willing to give him the first time around. He regularly jeopardizes Miguel’s recovery and it’s played for laughs. He fucks up on every level with Robby. He spends most of his time running away when things get hard or too real. He drops the ball completely with Hawk, and like, not to put too fine a point on it, but a lot of Hawk’s issues are because Johnny put Hawk on this ‘flip the script and be a badass’ path and then offered him no guidance for how to walk that path and instead left him in the hands of Kreese. And then he has the nerve to go to Hawk and basically be like “I made you what you are!” lmao yeah Johnny, you sure did, that’s why he’s breaking peoples arms, hoss. And then all of the nonsense with Ali and Carmen, like... if you were planning on teasing KK fans with Ali and him getting back together, why write her as married in the first place? Why even tease the idea of Carmen and Johnny until after you were sure what you were going to do with Ali as a character? Instead, they do what they did in season 3 and it makes him look like a colossal jerk. So yeah. Literally every choice they made with Johnny this season, I hated.
14. Unpopular opinion about your fandom? People who hate Tory are not valid, sorry not sorry.
16. If you could change anything in the show, what would you change? I would have kept Miguel entirely out of Tory and Sam’s beef. Or at least not directly inserted him into it like he was with the kiss. I know the writers thought it was necessary to push Tory to the point of inciting a fight at school, but I am just so exhausted over girls being unable to fight about anything but boys. Also I would bring Aisha back.
20. What is the purest ship in the fandom? 

I am probably biased, but I still maintain it’s Migueli. Look, Miguel stood up to Kyler for Eli and Demetri both. Hawk joined CK because he saw what it could do for some skinny nerd who was getting his ass kicked. And he took to CK, really took to it! Even flourished before he started getting mixed messages. And he and Miguel were pretty much inseparable after that. They coordinated their wardrobes ffs. Hawk dubbed him El Serpiente and no one else calls him that — it’s Hawk’s nickname for him. Miguel confides in Hawk only secondary to Johnny, who is like a father to him. The entire Coyote Creek exchange shows they can fight and disagree but... well, to use the cliche, they don’t go to bed angry, you know? They’re square the very next day. Hawk is the first person at Miguel’s side when he gets kicked over the balcony and the LOOK he gives the second floor where Robby is? That boy is out for blood immediately to avenge Miguel. So much of his s3 behavior is fueled by that need for vengeance because MD is wholly responsible for what happened to Miguel. And Miguel is so confused and betrayed by Hawk’s shift in behavior, and yet still holds out hope that Hawk will see through Kreese’s BS and come with him to The Dojo I Refuse to Name. And when Hawk does make that deflection finally, he shows up at MD with Miguel. There’s so much more that I know I’m missing but whether someone ships them or not, that is a tried and true love and respect for one another, a willingness to fight for and defend one another that you don’t often see in TV friendships... or even in most tv relationships. And I just think that’s the best ❤️
22. Popular character you hate?

 Daniel, hands down. I mean... I don’t even necessarily hate Daniel, you know? I just think it’s really, pardon the pun, rich that a guy of immense wealth and privilege can’t get a therapist or turn to his far too patient wife for help with his existential crisis over his high school bully opening up a karate dojo to make some money and help a kid who is getting the crap kicked out of him. I get that Daniel’s narrative is necessary for the rivalry, but it does nothing to make him sympathetic as a character.
23. Unpopular character you love?

 Tory, definitely! Everyone hates her and then there’s me and the Squad over here banging away on our Coors Banquet cans yelling TORY RIGHTS! Seriously she catches so much flack for a teenage girl who is... the sole income provider for her family? At 17? While caring for a sick mom and a little brother? And fending off a creepy landlord? Tory has it so rough and then she meets a cool girl at her dojo who asks her to hang out at some fancy ass country club which is probably the nicest place Tory has ever been in, and then she gets talked down to and accused of being a thief and has another girl lay hands on her, only to find out that same girl is her new boyfriend’s ex and... ugh. I HATE that Tory gets shit all over when Tory and Sam wouldn’t even have beef if Sam had apologized to Tory as she SHOULD have. Tory isn’t innocent, but damn, I’d be pressed too.

 My other unpopular character I love? Nathaniel. Seriously that kid is THE best. He’s a literal child but is out there like I WILL FUCK YOU UP, even though he’s MD. Honestly, his Cobra Kai energy is so ferocious I won’t be surprised if he moves back to CK eventually. Anyway, I love him.

26. Most shippable character?

 Miguel, hands down. It’s because he’s so affable and sweet overall. And because his hair is so fluffy and pettable that no one can resist touching it. I like to imagine that one day he and Hawk are talking about their hair and Hawk makes a joke about how Miguel’s mane is getting so long that it’s going to be bigger than his own, and then he reaches out to ruffle it and internally has a bisexual meltdown because oh no IT’S SO SOFT AND NICE. But uh... anyway, yes. Definitely Miguel.
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A Brief History of Peanut Butter
The bizarre sanitarium staple that became a spreadable obsession
By Kate Wheeling | February 2021 Smithsonian Magazine
North Americans weren't the first to grind peanuts—the Inca beat us to it by a few hundred years—but peanut butter reappeared in the modern world because of an American, the doctor, nutritionist and cereal pioneer John Harvey Kellogg, who filed a patent for a proto-peanut butter in 1895. Kellogg’s “food compound” involved boiling nuts and grinding them into an easily digestible paste for patients at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, a spa for all kinds of ailments. The original patent didn’t specify what type of nut to use, and Kellogg experimented with almonds as well as peanuts, which had the virtue of being cheaper. While modern peanut butter enthusiasts would likely find Kellogg’s compound bland, Kellogg called it “the most delicious nut butter you ever tasted in your life.”
A Seventh-Day Adventist, Kellogg endorsed a plant-based diet and promoted peanut butter as a healthy alternative to meat, which he saw as a digestive irritant and, worse, a sinful sexual stimulant. His efforts and his elite clientele, which included Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth and Henry Ford, helped establish peanut butter as a delicacy. As early as 1896, Good Housekeeping encouraged women to make their own with a meat grinder, and suggested pairing the spread with bread. “The active brains of American inventors have found new economic uses for the peanut,” the Chicago Tribune rhapsodized in July 1897.
Before the end of the century, Joseph Lambert, an employee at Kellogg’s sanitarium who may have been the first person to make the doctor’s peanut butter, had invented machinery to roast and grind peanuts on a larger scale. He launched the Lambert Food Company, selling nut butter and the mills to make it, seeding countless other peanut butter businesses. As manufacturing scaled up, prices came down. A 1908 ad for the Delaware-based Loeber’s peanut butter—since discontinued—claimed that just 10 cents’ worth of peanuts contained six times the energy of a porterhouse steak. Technological innovations would continue to transform the product into a staple, something Yanks couldn’t do without and many a foreigner considered appalling.
By World War I, U.S. consumers—whether convinced by Kellogg’s nutty nutrition advice or not—turned to peanuts as a result of meat rationing. Government pamphlets promoted “meatless Mondays,” with peanuts high on the menu. Americans “soon may be eating peanut bread, spread with peanut butter, and using peanut oil for our salad,” the Daily Missourian reported in 1917, citing “the exigencies of war.”
The nation’s food scientists are nothing if not ingenious, and peanut butter posed a slippery problem that cried out for a solution. Manufacturers sold tubs of peanut butter to local grocers, and advised them to stir frequently with a wooden paddle, according to Andrew Smith, a food historian. Without regular effort, the oil would separate out and spoil. Then, in 1921, a Californian named Joseph Rosefield filed a patent for applying a chemical process called partial hydrogenation to peanut butter, a method by which the main naturally occurring oil in peanut butter, which is liquid at room temperature, is converted into an oil that’s solid or semisolid at room temperature and thus remains blended; the practice had been used to make substitutes for butter and lard, like Crisco, but Rosefield was the first to apply it to peanut butter. This more stable spread could be shipped across the country, stocked in warehouses and left on shelves, clearing the way for the national brands we all know today. The only invention that did more than hydrogenation to cement peanut butter in the hearts (and mouths) of America’s youth was sliced bread—introduced by a St. Louis baker in the late 1920s—which made it easy for kids to construct their own PB&Js. (In this century, the average American kid eats some 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating from high school.)
Rosefield went on to found Skippy, which debuted crunchy peanut butter and wide-mouth jars in the 1930s. In World War II, tins of (hydrogenated) Skippy were shipped with service members overseas, while the return of meat rationing at home again led civilians to peanut butter. Even today, when American expats are looking for a peanut butter fix, they often seek out military bases: They’re guaranteed to stock it.
But while peanut butter’s popularity abroad is growing—in 2020, peanut butter sales in the United Kingdom overtook sales of the Brits’ beloved jam—enjoying the spread is still largely an American quirk. “People say to me all the time, ‘When did you know that you had fully become an American?’” Ana Navarro, a Nicaraguan-born political commentator, told NPR in 2017. “And I say, ‘The day I realized I loved peanut butter.’”
Though the United States lags behind China and India in peanut harvest, Americans still eat far more of the spread than the people in any other country: It’s a gooey taste of nostalgia, for childhood and for American history. “What’s more sacred than peanut butter?” Iowa Senator Tom Harkin asked in 2009, after a salmonella outbreak was traced back to tainted jars. By 2020, when Skippy and Jif released their latest peanut butter innovation—squeezable tubes—nearly 90 percent of American households reported consuming peanut butter.
The ubiquity of this aromatic spread has even figured in the nation’s response to Covid-19. As evidence emerged last spring that many Covid patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, Yale University’s Dana Small, a psychologist and neuroscientist, devised a smell test to identify asymptomatic carriers. In a small, three-month study of health care workers in New Haven, everyone who reported a severe loss of smell using the peanut butter test later tested positive. “What food do most people in the U.S. have in their cupboards that provides a strong, familiar odor?” Small asks. “That’s what led us to peanut butter.”
George Washington Carver’s research was about more than peanuts
By Emily Moon
No American is more closely associated with peanuts than George Washington Carver, who developed hundreds of uses for them, from Worcestershire sauce to shaving cream to paper. But our insatiable curiosity for peanuts, scholars say, has obscured Carver’s greatest agricultural achievement: helping black farmers prosper, free of the tyranny of cotton.
Born enslaved in Missouri around 1864 and trained in Iowa as a botanist, Carver took over the agriculture department at the Tuskegee Institute, in Alabama, in 1896. His hope was to aid black farmers, most of whom were cotton sharecroppers trapped in perpetual debt to white plantation owners. “I came here solely for the benefit of my people,” he wrote to colleagues on his arrival.
He found that cotton had stripped the region’s soil of its nutrients, and yet landowners were prohibiting black farmers from planting food crops. So Carver began experimenting with plants like peanuts and sweet potatoes, which could replenish the nitrogen that cotton leached and, grown discreetly, could also help farmers feed their families. In classes and at conferences and county fairs, Carver showed often packed crowds how to raise these crops.
Since his death in 1943, many of the practices Carver advocated—organic fertilizer, reusing food waste, crop rotation—have become crucial to the sustainable agriculture movement. Mark Hersey, a historian at Mississippi State University, says Carver’s most prescient innovation was a truly holistic approach to farming.
“Well before there was an environmental justice movement, black environmental thinkers connected land exploitation and racial exploitation,” says Hersey. A true accounting of American conservation, he says, would put Carver at the forefront.
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wisteria-lodge · a year ago
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I was tagged by @missbrunettebarbie and @connecting-the-mothership. Thank you!
tag 9 people you’d like to get to know/catch up with
Six ships: I love ships of all kinds! Here are 6 from Supernatural, just to be fun 
1. Dean/Castiel/Jimmy Novak (give me those like, complicated consent issues yess)
2. Sam/Balthazar (All the fun of Sam/Gabriel, except Balthazar is slightly less of a trash fire and wouldn’t drive Sam *so* insane that he’d just completely opt out)
3. John Winchester/Bobby Singer (basically canon. Whoever is doing the shows weaponry ships this *hard core*)
4. Crowley/Mrs. Tran (give me Mrs. Tran Queen of Hell. Also while we’re at it, let’s explore Crowley’s mommy issues!) 
5. Dean/Donna (I think it’s nice. Like a healthy fling for both of them.)
6. Dean/Eliot Ness (from that one time travel episode. It wasn’t just me that saw the chemistry?)
Last song I listened to: "Put Your Money on Me" - Arcade Fire
Last movie: Been on a vampire kick. So Only Lovers Left Alive and What We Do in the Shadows
Currently watching: Just finished Schitt’s Creek, totally charming
Currently eating: black tea is food
Currently craving: lemons. After this I’m gonna get some lemons.
I tag @awinterrain @misku-nimfa @andwolvesarewildthings @do-you-si-what-i-si @hillofwater @raiseafuckingglass @weirdisallivegot @thephoenix-heart @something-nextto-normal @ameliahcrowley
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queerwolfsstuff · a year ago
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What it’s like being a cynical Destiel clown.
Spoilers ahead for SPN Season 15 Episode 18
I’ve been through the emotional ringer this last week, and don’t even get me started on the producers’ decision to air Cas’s death episode the week of the election, but I digress.
Let me give you some backstory, I have been seeking out LGBTQ+ content in film and television since I was 12. So, this started in the mid 90s, where a majority of content was either castrated to make it palatable for straight viewers, toxic character stereotypes, and most of the time ended in the kill/bury your gays trope. Look at the oscars, the only time an actor wins for portraying a gay/bi/trans character is when said character dies.
Anyway, this has meant I have had to thrive and survive on subtext. With the exception of Gallavich, none of the pairings I’ve shipped have ever become canon, so I’ve always been content to just read into the subtext and build from there. And there’s a long history of subtext in media (see this video here: https://youtu.be/nwrTU-FnGlw)
Anyway, prior to Misha’s confirmation, I could feel and see the canonization of Destiel in that beautiful moment, albeit one-sided, but I could also see it’s ambiguity. And that’s because the writers have made it abundantly clear over the years that destiel does not exist.
From shooting fans down in panels or on social media, even to the point of mockery and blocking. Adamant stances that destiel doesn’t exist. Remember the last time Cas said those three little words? The destiel fandom collectively lost their shit, while the non destiel fans and the writers shot us down. We were delusional, we were reading too much into things.
It’s why, despite the supreme joy I feel at this confession, at this canon romantic love Castiel has for Dean, I’m wary AF. I don’t trust the writers to not completely ignore the confession in the final two episodes, and knowing that Misha isn’t slated for the final two episodes, the lack of acknowledgement and/or reciprocity will only exacerbate the problematic approach to making this ship canon.
Yes, technically they won’t go down as the longest queerbaiting show in television history now (and don’t think I’m not grateful to Bobo for making that happen, and I’m so fucking glad he was the one to give it to us), but now, knowing the projected ending, that means they pulled out the bury/kill your gays trope, and that’s a problem.
What message does that send to young queer kids? Hell, even to adults who struggle with their sexuality? For those who aren’t aware, I’m in grad school, getting my MFA in creative writing, and I am constantly addressing the severe lack of representation and healthy representation in mainstream media. As a queer person, I’m sick and fucking tired of lgbtq+ characters being side lined or worse, and let’s be real here, Supernatural has a tendency to kill off female, queer, and/or BIPOC characters. They’ve gotten away with it because, technically, all the characters on this show have died at least once or more.
This is why I’m conflicted, Destiel became canon at the expense of the queer viewers, but I’m still happy it became canon.
But shouldn’t I just be happy they addressed it at all? I mean, you’re not wrong. For the fans who see the significance of this, after years and years of being told we were crazy, we were reading too much into things, this is a form of validation and it’s “greedy” to expect anything more.
I don’t expect more for my personal preference, I don’t expect more just because I want to see a canon kiss or reciprocity (although I wouldn’t say no to that), I expect more because us queer viewers should be more than a statistic or ratings grab.
Maybe I got spoiled by Dan Levy, and seeing a world where queer representation isn’t just there, but embraced, loved, handled with care and shown that homophobia no longer has a place.
If you’re psyched destiel went canon, I get it. You want to bask in your happiness, enjoy this moment, and may I suggest you subscribe to @angeldoveyt’s YouTube channel for even more breathtaking content.
If you’re pissed that the show didn’t make it more blatant and perpetuated toxic tropes, I get that too. It’s problematic and after the year we had, seems kind of shitty. And in that case, may I suggest you watch Schitt’s Creek if you haven’t already.
If you’re like me, and have whiplash from feeling both of these emotions, shit, I have no recommendations other than, let’s stop turning on each other. Those of us who are mad are not trying to ruin it for the rest of you. Those of us who are excited aren’t simply ignoring the problematic implementation of canon destiel.
However this went down, someone was going to be mad, because for some reason, this show made us care. Care about the actors, care about these fictional characters, care about each other.
As Cas said, maybe it isn’t in the having, but in being, in just saying it. Destiel is canon, whether or not you liked how it went down, and that’s not nothing.
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zebrawuzhere · 12 months ago
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Super cheesy Christmas movies on Netflix to make holiday AUs out of or just to watch
So, I ADORE holiday aus and these movies are just so fucking cheesy that they make great fanfiction. Also, even if you don’t write fanfiction, they’re great 1 am binge movies (I know from experience). FYI, these are all straight couple movies, buuuuutttt.... that’s what fanfic is for! Here are a couple of my personal favorites, and I’ll add more later. Please spread this across the fanfiction community, I want this to be seen! (Also, if you end up using these, please send me the links, I want to read them!!)
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
Despite her vain stepmother and mean stepsisters, an aspiring singer works as an elf at a Christmas tree lot and finds her own holiday miracle. 
It’s basically a vine girl meets this rich boi and they’re like “ooh hoo hoo I like youuuuuuuu but i don’t know who you truly are hmmmmmmm”. It’s amazing.
A Christmas Prince 
When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie? 
These three are my personal favorites, they’re just.... pure fanfiction material. Like, royal AU, sass, a cousin who’s a bitch, and plus.... two sequels!!
A Christmas Prince 2: The Royal Wedding
A year after helping Richard get to the throne, Amber is about to become his wife. But is she really made to be queen? 
(Spoiler alert: she isn’t) This one... is great. All of them are great. But, weddings are really hard to write (at least in my experience), so...
A Christmas Prince 3: The Royal Baby
It's Christmastime in Aldovia, and a royal baby is on the way. Amber and Richard host royals from a distant kingdom to renew a sacred truce, but when the treaty vanishes, peace is jeopardized and an ancient curse threatens their family. 
This one is cool because there are 2 plots, the baby and the cuuuuuurse!!! Fun!!!!
The Knight Before Christmas
A medieval English knight is magically transported to present-day America where he falls for a high school science teacher who is disillusioned by love. 
This one makes a truly fantastic AU, I mean, time travel?? Her not believing the knight and then he disappears, and she’s like “oh shit he was telling the truth oh well, now I can’t tell him so sad alexa play all by myself” then poof poof love love ahahaha
Christmas with a Prince
Pediatric specialist Tasha Mason is focused on keeping the kids in her ward as healthy as possible. But when the handsome Prince Alexander Cavalieri breaks his leg on a nearby ski-slope, Tasha is forced to allow him to secretly get well on her floor, and she's furious that a spoiled Royal is interrupting the precious healing time her kids need. Soon, however, Tasha learns that some tough love and a lot of Christmas spirit could turn this royal pain into a knight in shining armor. 
Medical AUs, let’s go!! Plus, childhood friends, a crush spanning like 20 years, what’s not to love?
Holidate
Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other's platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way.
Welcome to cliche-land! Complete with people thinking they’re weird, fake betrayal, love confessions loudly in-front of other people, and their family members shipping them. This basically is me, but without the romance.
Hometown Holiday
Krista is starting this New Year with a new business and a resolution to be more selective with who she dates. When Krista meets Ryan Rourke, an entertainment lawyer from LA, the two really hit it off. Ryan is in her hometown to sign a local rancher turned viral signing sensation as his new client. Now with Krista also in Rust Creek, maybe there is more of a reason to stick around. Both are holding onto things from their past and are forced to make some decisions if they truly want to be together.
A flower person, and an Entertainment guy meet-cute, what’s not to love??
Christmas Wedding Planner
Wedding Planner, Kelsey Wilson, is about to have her big break: planning her beloved cousin's lavish and exclusive wedding. Everything is going smoothly until Connor McClane, a devilishly handsome private investigator, shows up and turns Kelsey's world upside-down. Hired by a secret source, Connor quickly disrupts the upcoming nuptials but wins Kelsey's heart in the process.
OOH HOO HOO DO I SMELL DETECTIVE HOLIDAY AUS?? MY FAVORITE!! No, but seriously, this movie is greaaaaaaaaaat.
A Christmas Catch
A small-town policewoman falls for a suspected diamond thief at Christmas time.
Aw yiss more detective aus. This one is great because it’s just so fucking awkward, with the detective constant being watched and told what to say, as well as Sir Oblivioso.
The Holiday Calendar
A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?
Oh yeah, magic au, with them not believing it and constantly denying it, and I mean the romance isn’t the best, but oh well.
Midnight at the Magnolia
Longtime friends and local radio hosts Maggie and Jack fake it as a couple for their families and listeners in hopes of getting their show syndicated.
Fuck yes, the “we’re pretending to be lovers, when we’re just friends trying to deny our desire to actually be lovers” au! Woohooooooo!!!
Christmas With a View
Secret aspirations between a failed restaurateur and a celebrity chef threaten their blossoming Christmas romance.
Ah yes... the classic chef au. Lovely.
Christmas Inheritance
To be the CEO, an heiress is challenged by her dad to deliver a Christmas letter in person to his ex-partner in their hometown - traveling by bus, incognito and with only $100. Will she learn something from the people there?
Basically, weird, spoiled rich girl meets this guy who’s just trying to be nice to her, but she’s like “i don’t know how to survive ugh daddy help me”
Holiday in the Wild
Jilted by her husband on the eve of embarking on an African safari, a woman travels to the continent alone where she meets an elephant conservationist.
Divorce, wounded elephants, meet-cutes, what’s not to love??
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Ship Meme: Xander/Anya. Also, Faith/Buffy.
I don’t hate Xander and Anya together but I wish they hadn’t gotten back together after they broke up in Hell’s Bells. It would have been really nice to see Anya get more focus as a solo character, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she shouldn’t have been with Xander, just that I wish she had a little more to do in the show that wasn’t about him. Overall, I don’t mind them together but I was only sad about them breaking up bc Anya was sad.
I fucking love Faith and Buffy, probably my biggest ship for the series. Obviously their relationship would be unhealthy but there are no healthy relationships on btvs so it’s kind of a moot point. Season 3 is peak fuffy, but I think it would have been cool to see them get together (or even just talk about the fact that they definitely had feelings for each other in high school and maybe still do, a relationship is going to be hard right away but it’s still possible once they’re not fighting a literal war) in the second half of season 7.
//send me a ship (ideally from buffy, arrested development, stranger things, schitt’s creek, b99, the good place, trailer park boys, or the office) and I’ll give you my opinion//
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dekalash2 · 8 months ago
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Eyelash Ext Near Me
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Have you been wondering what kind of style you would like to wear? From short and spiky to long and sleek, there are plenty of different looks you can go with your new eyelashes. Getting them done will really give you a new look that will stand out and be attention grabbing to everyone you meet.
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Favorite TV couples:
David and Patrick schitts creek
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Dan Levy thank you for creating a ahow that is so funny, smart heartwarming. And creating a character like David who indenfies as pansexual making it feel so casual in the shows first season and having his sexuality defined by one scene so amazing. Not only that but Dan Creating such a wonderful same sex couple as David and Patrick. David was the first guy patrick has been with and patrick comes out to his parents during their realtionship. One of the things that added to my love of them as a couple is that David supported patrick. He gave patrick no pressure to come out. Throughout that point they were fully committed to each other and that was not changing. What i love about them. Their affection for each other, their support in each other and how they face opsticals with sense of humor and being straight forward. David is prone to panic while patrick is calm and collected. And they balance each other out. We have seen patrick with his anxieties too. It also amazes me that they are in buisness together, and yet are still so direct with each other. Also the simply the best scene is one of the sweetest momments between a couple. I also love how much miora and David's mom instantly approved of patrick cause they saw how sweet he was and patient he was with David.
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Amy Santiago and Jake Peralta Brooklyn nine nine.
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I want to hang out with this two, okay maybe im a weirdo just like them and that's why i want to hang out with them, but I love these dorks. A constant theme you will see in my favorite couples is people who support each other and bring out the best in each other. I love to love how completive they get during the heists. Amy makes Jake more mature while Jake makes amy more silly. I just think they are fun. They remind me april and Andy from parks and rec but more grown up. They are still a fun couple.
Chidi and eleanore the good place
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"But eleanore is the answer."
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I love the fact that one of the main points of the good place is that you become a better person through the bonds and relationships you gain with other people. Eleanore taught chidi to make decisions decisions one. Throughout the show he always helps eleanore. Yes its because of his moral code but also because deep down eleanore wants to be a better person and she shows tiny little glimpses of potential through the bearimey's they spend together. They keep picking each other.
Ben and Leslie parks and rec
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God they are my number one ship and otp to excist. When they broke up season 4 my heart was broken. Every episode until episode 8 smallest park i wad glued to the show and dying for them to get back together. When Leslie choose to run her campaign regardless of a scandal and the fact that ben was her work supperior shows growth in her. She still choose to go after her career and with the risk. She was in love with ben and he was very much in love with her though most season 3 before they were together. His answer was always yes to being with Leslie. He ran he quit the job in city hall ran her campaign along with the parks and departments support and she won city council. When ben got a job offer in DC she supported ben and they choose long-distance and worked though the opsticals. They have such healthy communication with each other that is so rare to see. Ben and Leslie set the bar of what a healthy relationship looks like. I think they set the bar for the couple's I love that i talked about peviously in this post. Alot of people say Jim and pam but I think jim and pam are more conventional as a couple. I think Ben and Leslie are super progressive and just the golf standard of a great couple.
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You know I have to ask about my boy Stan for your ask thing!
Ask thingy for Stan Marsh:
How I feel about this Character:
Stan is actually my favourite out of the main 4. I like how flawed he is. He isnt a bad person(character) but he isnt always good either. I think he is the leader of his group (though I sometimes think Cartman actually is the leader). I feel like he tries to do good but some how ends up getting caught up in the silly antics that always surrounds his gang. I think for the most part with certain characters( KYLE) he is extremely loyal and will risk himself to help them. Like when Kyle needed a new Kidney and Stan went above and beyond to get him one. He was willinging to not only give his over but also steal Cartmans. His friendships mean a lot to him and yet he would also throw some of his friends under the bus whether this is actually his own characteristic or just Cartman's influence I am not 100% sure. He had zero qualms treating Kenny, Butters, Tweak, Craig and even Cartman badly during certain times of the series. In fact (shipping aside) I think the one person who is the most important to him is actually Kyle.
All the people I ship romantically with this character.
Kyle, Kenny and Wendy.
Kyle: my main Stan ship is and will always be Style. I just think that Stan and Kyle are just too close to be just 'super best friends,' plus I have a thing for Bestfriends falling for eachother 🥰 so I support this 100%.
I also think there was a actual reason they showed Stan just as confused as Creek in Tweek x Craig.
Kenny: I tried to resist the lure of Stenny I really did but all the fan art is so pretty. It also sort of fits the best friends ship thingy I adore🥰 I also like it cause it gives a bit of angst because of how close he is to Kyle.
Wendy.
I dont particularly care for Stendy but it is/was (I dont think they got back together after the last breakup) canon. Plus Stan is very clearly smitten with Wendy so I think it does need to be recognized. I also view Stan as being bisexual rather then gay so I dislike it when the fandom (who ships him with boys) forgets about Stendy.
The reason I dislike it and perfer both Style and Stenny is because it doesnt seem very healthy. I actually adore Wendy as a character but I think her and Stan arent good for eachother. I imagine they would end up like Randy and Sharon if they stayed together.
I have no qualms with Stan being paired with a girl I just not sure which girl other then Wendy he would be paired with.
My Non Romantic OTP for this character.
I think I want to see Stan interact with Jimmy more and like I said on my Tweek one I want to see Tweek hang out with Stan and them more (even if it's just to get protective Craig).
Unpopular opinion about this character:
I guess that he is bisexual???
I don't really have one.
One thing I wish has/ would happenin the canon with this character.
STYLE to become canon!!!! Please Trey and Matt do not make me beg.
Also I kind of want Craig and Stan to turn out to be brothers(twins maybe) cause they look so much a like it would also be a really cool twist since their two groups/gangs seem to always compete against eachother and I kind of view Craig and Stan as rivals.
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kiashyel · a year ago
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I got on Tumblr a little while ago to get the scoop on last night’s episode of Critical Role and was instead inundated with nine million posts about Supernatural and Destiel. I got irrationally angry over the whole thing and it took me a minute to understand why.
So here’s why.
Firstly, if any of my followers still watch and enjoy Supernatural, please know I’m not here to yuck your yums. I watched the show for a long ass time but BAMF’d about five years ago. I have good memories of watching it and greatly enjoy many episodes from the early seasons.
I kinda shrugged off the Destiel ship in the early day because it just wasn’t for me. Then the queerbaiting started to wear me out, especially after I came to terms with my own bisexuality. I wanted ACTUAL queer representation. I wanted depictions of queer relationships that didn’t end with one half of the pairing dead or horrifically traumatized.
It took awhile, but I finally started getting small doses of what I wanted. Cecil and Carlos on Welcome to Night Vale. Ari and Dante from Benjamin Alire-Saenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Killian and Carey and Taako and Kravitz from The Adventure Zone. The offerings were small but they gave me a taste of what could be.
Then the last couple of years happened and there’s been an influx of astounding queer couples. Among my favorites are Pree and Gared and Aneela and Delle Seyah from SyFy’s Killjoys, Joe and Nicky from The Old Guard, Alex and Henry from Red, White, and Royal Blue, Achilles and Patroclus from The Song of Achilles, Dani and Jamie from The Haunting of Bly Manor, and, most importantly to me, David and Patrick from Schitt’s Creek.
To experience queer fictional couples having healthy, happy relationships did so much for my own mental and emotional well-being that I’ll never be able to express the vast amounts of gratitude I feel.
So logging onto Tumblr and seeing the glut of posts about Supernatural and Destiel becoming canon, I got angry at the show, in one of its final episodes, trying to justify a decade of queerbaiting by throwing in a one-sided declaration of love and then immediately killing off that character. I instantly became the Madeline Khan from Clue gif: Flames! Flames on the side of my face!
Anyway. Sorry. I just needed to process some things there and this was about the only way to do it.
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reyesstrand · a year ago
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Tag Game!!
@ao3theskyisblue thank you for the tag, this gave me a much-needed break from online schoolwork!! 💗
1. What was the last movie you watched in theatres? Birds of Prey!! Before that I caught Parasite when it was re-released in theatres before the Oscars! 
2. What’s your favourite game to play? I’m very boring and don’t play much besides classic board games, so I have to say Scrabble aksjdsdfks
3. Chocolate or vanilla? Oooh tough one, but probably chocolate. 
4. What’s the last show you binge-watched? I feel like I’ve always got a show on the go, but the last one I fully binged was Tiger King with my family, and The Other Two right before that. 
5. Do you have any pets? I do! A gentle giant, three-year-old rescue dog! She’s a Great-Pyrenees/Retriever mix, and is appropriately named Elsa. 
6. What’s your favourite fairy tale? Hmmm, I remember reading The Little Red Riding Hood a lot as a kid, so let’s go with that! 
7. Who’s your favourite superhero? This is a difficult one, but I’d probably have to say Thor, honourable mentions to She-Hulk, Falcon and the whole Young Avengers team from my teenage comic-reading phase. 
8. Who’s your favourite Disney princess? I adored Jasmine as a kid, so either her, Mulan or maybe Rapunzel. 
9. Where’s the first place you’re going to go after the social distancing is over? Hopefully to see a movie (whenever most of them are re-scheduled to be released lol) or back to my job when they re-open.
10. Cookies or cake? Ooh, I’ve gotta go with cake, I think. Especially on special occasions. 
+10 questions 
1. Which show could you watch over and over? Let’s see...definitely Schitt’s Creek, especially when it ends in a couple weeks (cut to me crying) and I can re-watch the whole series; 9-1-1 Lone Star (because of course), The Get Down, Fleabag, Veep, Black Sails, and Bob’s Burgers. 
2. Favourite song lyric? It’s impossible for me to just pick one, so here’s some favourites from a few songs: 
“I buried a hatchet, it’s coming up lavender, / The future’s unwritten, the past is a corridor, / I’m at the exit, looking back through the hall, / You are anonymous, I am a concrete wall” — Phoebe Bridgers, “Smoke Signals” 
“Hold my hand and float back to the summer time, / Tangled in the willows, now our tongues are tied, / How can I believe you, how can I be nice? Tripping round tree stumps in your summer smile” — Glass Animals, “Gooey”
“So if I feel real good tonight, / I'm gonna put it high on the loudspeaker, / If I feel like crying, I won't hide it / I am a loudspeaker” — MUNA, “Loudspeaker” 
“Be as you've always been (Lover, be good to me), / Be like the love that discovered the sin (Lover, be good to me), / That freed the first man and will do so again, / And, lover, be good to me (Lover, be good to me), / Be that hopeful feeling when Eden was lost (Lover, be good to me)” — Hozier, “Be”
3. Favourite season of your favourite TV show? This one’s difficult too! Ah! I really love seasons 3 and 4 of Schitt’s Creek, and I of course love the only (for now) season of Lone Star, so I’ll go with those choices as I can’t think of anything else right now!! 
4. What never fails to make you smile/happy? Watching the sunset while reading a good book. My dog. Cooking. And I have to agree with @ao3theskyisblue — getting any AO3 notification makes my day brighter every time, without fail, and I want to thank anyone who’s ever even interacted with my fics because it brings me so much joy!! 
5. How are you doing with all that’s going on in the world (virus, having to do social distancing, etc)? I’m very much so introverted, so staying in is something that I normally find myself doing. I feel very grateful of my privilege in being able to stay home with my family and knowing everyone in my personal circle is healthy, though I do feel spikes in my anxiety whenever more news comes out. I’m stressed right now with how many school assignments I have, on top of participating in online lectures/seminars, but there’s only a couple weeks left of that so I’m pushing through!!
6. We all love new music to listen to, name an artist that is underrated/you think people should check out? boygenius!! FKA twigs!!! Christine and the Queens!! Perfume Genius!!
7. TV show or movie? Yet another tough one!! I have to say both, here, I love them for different reasons! 
8. Favourite holiday? I generally enjoy Halloween for the movies and weather, and I’d have to also say Christmas even though I’m not religious, I just love getting to have time to see my whole family and relax from school! 
9. A song that describes you? This is very difficult and something I haven’t thought of before...going through my music library now, though, I’ve always felt a pull toward Landslide by Fleetwood Mac for the sentimental value since I was younger so I suppose I’d go with that. But I’m definitely going to keep thinking of another answer!! 
10. Describe your tumblr in three words? Side-blog, writing, and (hopefully) welcoming! 
+5 questions
1. What is your favourite hobby? Writing, reading, cooking, discovering new movies/tv shows. 
2. What is your favourite book? Or/and a really good book you’ve read recently? Okay, so, I’m an English major and read lots of old books for my classes and I recently haven’t had much time for reading for pleasure (sadly), but I’d recommend The Goldfinch by Donna Tart, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller! 
3. What is your favourite ship that will never happen (or hasn’t happened yet)? Oh boy, I guess FinnPoe from the recent Star Wars movies? 
4. If you could spend the day with any living celebrity, who would it be? I feel like I have so many possible answers! Dan Levy would be amazing, so would Natacha Karam, Florence Pugh, Taika Waititi, Tessa Thompson, Janelle Monae...I could go on lol!! 
5. The best worst movie you’ve ever seen. A movie that you know objectively is trash but you can’t help but really enjoy it. The first thing I thought of were the live-action Scooby Doo movies from the early-2000s that my sister and I recently re-watched on a whim and I think that has to be my answer askjsdfks
Questions by @ao3theskyisblue
1. What is one thing you’ve recently watched/read that left you absolutely heartbroken? Oh, definitely the documentary I watched on migrant workers in Canada for a class the other day.
2. An activity (e.g., hobby, sport...etc) you wish you were better at? I would love to be able to draw/paint better!!
3. If you could stop time for 24 hours, what would you do? It’s very boring to say, but catch up on sleep!!
Questions by @reyesstrand
1. What is your all-time favourite movie?
2. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
3. If you could alter any questionable plot point from a tv show or movie, what would it be?
Feel free to try this out, if you’d like, or haven’t already! @tkstreyes @cateyesinlove @summerfiing @tylerkennedysstrand @aziraphalescrowley @hcnkycat @anadearmsa @lonestarbabe @evaneddie @hawkeeyes @oscarissaac @brillliantbanshee @derek-shepherds & anyone else who wants to!
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elevatefemslash · a year ago
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Prompting 101: Fanfiction Writer’s Guide to the Universe(s)
Following up from our previous post on finding your Prompting Personality, sometimes you just want some ladies to kiss, but in what context? What’s cool about fanfiction is that there are SO many ways you can play with the original text -- keeping within the lines, breaking open that box, or grabbing our girls and going somewhere completely new. 
What stories can you tell, you ask? Let us show you the way!
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These are stories that fit within the constraints of canon, or don’t contradict canon elements (the rule of thumb here is you can’t prove it didn’t happen!), and can include:
Unseen footage or deleted scenes, like Stevie’s experience behind the scenes of Cabaret, Alexis and Stevie at the wedding, or Ronnie and Moira during council meetings through the years.
Extended scenes, like what else happened on those bus rides with the Jazzagals during Rock On! 
Pre- or post-canon, e.g. Twyla growing up with her wild extended family in Schitt’s Creek, or where Stevie ends up going with the Rosebud Motel business.
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Here you start out in canon and go somewhere else -- tweaking a few details to get a different outcome, however big or small that is, that ends up breaking from the canon narrative. 
Smaller divergence, where the canon narrative could probably get back on track (or mostly so) after the story ends; ‘Alexis never takes Rachel to the barbecue -- they go out for drinks (and maybe more)’, or ‘Stevie never kissed Jake at the party, because she was kissing Twyla instead’.
Bigger divergence -- we’re taking this ship and setting sail for new shores! For example, ‘Stevie ends up selling the motel in Season 3 and uses the money to move to New York,’ or ‘Jocelyn wins it big at the casino in Rock On! and brings Cabaret to Broadway.’
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Characters may have different jobs, origins or lives but original settings and narrative lines are revisited or remixed. 
This can be as simple as changing just one element from the beginning; ‘everything’s the same except the Cafe Tropical is a hipster coffee shop’; 
or doing a canon remix; ‘Alexis actually starts Rose Apothecary instead, and brings in Twyla as her business partner’; 
make some bigger changes; ‘the Roses never lost their money and Moira, on a small-town promo tour for the Crows movie, clashes with the Schitt’s Creek council and, in particular, one Ronnie Lee’, 
or bring in sci-fi/fantasy elements but keep everyone in the Creek; ‘Stevie/Twyla where Twyla is a mermaid that Stevie discovers is living in the town’s eponymous creek.’
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This is where you take creative licence from basic to Bond. Literally, anything goes -- Sutton Foster and otherwise. Do something totally original, or, if the thought of worldbuilding is a bit overwhelming, jump your characters into other established universes! 
Original/semi-original AUs: take the world of the Crows movie and explore Moira as a human-crow hybrid in a corvid dystopia! Send the Jazzagals to the stars with your original space opera! Stevie, an investigative reporter for a small local paper and celebrity journalist Alexis Rose are forced to work together as they chase down the same scoop! The Cafe Tropical is a hipster coffee shop in Australia (and maybe our ladies are also pro surfers training for the Rip Curl Pro). The world (and those beyond) is your proverbial oyster.
Fusions, where you either take major elements from another universe and combine it with the SC universe, or take that universe wholesale but populate it with only your characters: e.g. ‘Pacific Rim AU: a few drinks in the pilot’s mess and an accidental text ends up with Rachel’s ex, Alexis Rose, not only showing up to the Jaeger program (what, like it’s hard?) but being paired up as her copilot.’
or crossovers, where your characters are placed into an existing universe alongside the characters of that universe (or vice versa!): e.g. ‘Community crossover: due to a paperwork mixup of epic proportions, Alexis Rose’s application for Elmdale College winds up in the hands of Greendale Community College. Britta Perry is more than happy to show her the ropes.’
It’s important to note, here, that some people absolutely adore AUs, but often the scope (and specificity) can be outside the wheelhouse of your writer (crossovers, in particular, can be extremely niche) -- consider only asking for one or two of these kinds of stories, and have a healthy mix of different ideas and settings for your writer to choose from. If you’re submitting a solo fic to the exchange, though, the sky’s the limit! 
If any of these prompts grab your attention, take them and ascend all the way to the Gateway!
If you haven’t yet, sign up to the exchange on AO3! And remember -- you can edit your prompts right up until signups close on July 29th. 
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uas-fics · 3 years ago
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Title: Don’t Bite The One You Love
Summary: As a vampire, Craig can't get close to silver or crosses, so when Tweek wears a silver cross one morning, Craig knew he messed up big time.
Rating: T
Ships: Creek
Other: for @creek--week, also inspired by this post
content warning: blood, because this is a vampire story.
Read on ao3
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The silver cross glittered when the morning sun hit it. The flash made Craig flinch back into the shadows of the kitchen, pressing himself against the side of the oven.
"Tweek, what are you wearing?" He asked in a low, careful tone. Tweek hmm-ed at him, faking ignorance for a moment, before blinking in faux realization. He fingered the cross at his neck. "This?" "Yes, that." Craig hissed. "Oh, my mom gave it to me on my sixteenth birthday. It was my grandmother's." He batted his pale eyelashes. "She said it would keep bad characters away if I wore it." Craig gritted his teeth. "You're not even Christian. You're a Buddhist." Tweek shrugged. "It's more about the family value than the religious one, you know?" Though he tried to hide it behind his mug, Tweek's smirk was still clear as day. Craig groaned and slumped down against to the floor. Tweek was upset about something if he went to those lengths to keep his vampire boyfriend away from him. Tweek stood and marched to the cabinet, being careful to stay in the sun's rays. He stood on his tiptoes and blindly groped the top shelf until he found his prize. With a spice jar of old garlic powder in hand, he went back to the table. He took the spoon from his cereal and wiped it on his shirt before filling it with the powder. He locked eyes with Craig and began to put the spoon in his mouth. Ok, so Tweek wasn't upset; he was pissed.
"Tweek, don't!" Craig bolted forward. His fingertips brushed the sunlight before he flinched back. A flurry of swears escaped his lips as he sucked on his reddening fingers. 
Tweek slowly set the spoon down. He leaned forward with his fingers laced together and waited. Craig shook his hand out. They already healed, luckily. Chalk one up for vampire powers. "Alright, whatever it is, I'm sorry, so cut the passive-aggressive bullshit out," Craig ordered. "Take the cross off, put the garlic back, and come out of the sunlight." His expression softened as he held out his arms. "I haven't hugged you since we got up." Tweek did not look impressed or pacified. Instead, he rolled his eyes then took the spoon back in hand. Craig sighed in relief as Tweek unscrewed the garlic powder lid and dumped the spoon full back inside. He dropped his spoon back in the cereal bowl before pushing himself up from the table. He walked around until he stood inches from where the sunlight and the shadows met with his arms crossed. "You don't know what you did?" He asked. "Um, no?" Craig shook his head as he stood to walk towards him. "Is this about me taking the last of your good roast to class? I'm sorry. I forgot to get something else to mix my lunch with, and that was all I had." Desperate times called for desperate measures, though! Usually, Craig mixed his blood with a fruit punch Gatorade or some other red-colored drink, but when he realized he hadn't stocked up properly last week, he mixed it with Tweek's coffee instead. Tweek's lip twitched irritably. "It's not that." Even if it wasn't that, Craig knew he still wasn't happy about it. "Then what is it?" Craig groaned. "Tweek, this isn't healthy. Just tell me." "What was the one thing I told you not to do to me." Tweek narrowed his eyes venomously. "The one condition I set when you turned into a vampire?" Craig winced. "Oh. Shit." "Yeah." Tweek unbuttoned his top and pulled it down to reveal his shoulder. Right where his shoulder began to curve down into his arm, clear as day, was a bite mark. "I, uh..." Craig trailed off. "It was an... accident." "And 'accident'!?" Tweek threw his hands up. "How the fuck is biting me, breaking the fucking skin, an accident? You promised me you wouldn't ever drink my blood again, Craig!" "I didn't mean to!" Craig countered. "It's a small bite, too, so I barely took anything anyway!" "It doesn't matter!" Tweek snapped. "I told you not to! It makes me uncomfortable." Craig ran his hand through his hair. "I'm sorry. I couldn't help it. You looked so cute when you were sleeping, and I'd just gotten home. I was tired. I meant to just kiss your shoulder, and...I couldn't help it," He repeated softly. "Yes, you could." Tweek pinched the bridge of his nose. With a sigh, he buttoned back up his shirt then reached up and took the cross off. He stole a few steps backward and set it on the table before marching out of the safety of the sunlight. He went right up to Craig, their chests nearly touching, and looked him in the eyes. "You're not some blood-sucking stray dog, Craig. You have self-control; I know you do." He jabbed a finger at his nose. "You don't touch me until I say you can." Craig nodded stiffly as Tweek lowered himself back to the flats of his feet. He spun around and, for a moment, Craig was sure he was going to put the cross back on again. Thankfully he pocketed it instead. At least now Craig could close the blinds and sit at the table before heading to class. Maybe if he picked up and washed Tweek's forgotten cereal bowl he could start to get himself back in Tweek's good graces. Over his shoulder, Tweek called, "I'm going to work." The door slammed, Craig winced, and Tweek was gone. ~~~~ "Sounds like you fucked up t-to me, man," Jimmy stated matter-of-factly. Craig irritably rested his head on his crossed arms. Over the course of the day, Craig's shock had melted into annoyance over Tweek's reaction. "Agreed." Token raised his latte in solidarity. Craig groaned loudly, hiding his face. It wasn't like he meant to hurt Tweek. Mistakes happen, didn't Tweek realize that? Jimmy tilted his head to the side. "Really, dude, you should be gl-g--happy Tweek's letting you off so easily." "How is this 'easily'?" Craig grumbled. "He's being passive aggressive and bitchy..." "Not just now. Overall. This vampire th-thing could have been a deal breaker, Craig." Jimmy explained, lowering his voice so the other students in the room couldn’t hear. "Remember when you got turned? He fl-fl-flipped more shit than any of us." "Yeah," Token nodded, "he checked out every nonfiction book about vampires the library had to try and find a way to turn you back. He could have easily said it was too much and left, but he didn't. He only had you promise not to bite him again." Craig shut his eyes and mulled on that a moment. The night he was turned was barely two weeks after they moved into the apartment. It was during the period when the two were quickly realizing that there was more to the 'bare essentials' than they had thought. Craig had cut through the city park after a run to the dollar store for dish sponges. Both he and Tweek had been ignoring the ever-growing pile of dishes in the sink. That night, after Craig was forced to eat mash potatoes and meatloaf out of a gravy bowl, he finally decided it was time to man up and do the dishes. As he cut through the playground, a shadowy figured jumped him, and he wasn't sure really what happened after that. The next clear memory he had he woke up at home, his clothing soaked with blood, on the kitchen floor with Tweek passed out beside him and an ache in his side. Tweek gave him a vague story of Craig stumbling in, tired and dirty, finding Tweek and biting him, but that was all he had gotten out of him on the subject. Craig sighed and raised his head back up. "Yeah, I guess so." He muttered. "Tweek just doesn't understand. None of you do. Being a vampire is the fucking worst." "If you ask me, I think Tweek understands best of all," Jimmy said. "He does have to live with you." Token reached out and set a hand on Craig's shoulder and squeezed reassuringly. Craig gave a half-smile before sitting up fully. He reached for his blood-Gatorade mixture and took a swig. "I'll talk to him when I get home," Craig said. "Hopefully he hasn't started hanging garlic cloves around the house yet." ~~~~ Tweek rested on the couch, his advance architecture textbook open on his stomach. He stared up at the ceiling, as he had been doing for the past fifteen minutes, until Craig's face appeared above him. He jumped, bolting up. "Craig!" "Hey, honey." Craig greeted warmly as he dropped his sun umbrella on the side table. Tweek suddenly felt very aware of the bite on his shoulder and how much skin his tank top showed. He clenched his hands into fists to hold back from scratching at his neck. Craig slipped silently onto the other end of the couch. He set his backpack on the floor, empty bottles and books clattering together inside, before leaning into the corner. They sat quietly, each examining the other. Tweek tried to bring up the anger he'd felt that morning, but over the day the feeling had cooled down. He was still upset, of course, but he wasn't mad anymore. With a shaking breath, Tweek took his textbook and set it on the floor before scooting closer to Craig. He curled up against him without a word. He felt Craig relax his muscles then slide his arms around him. "I didn't say you could touch me," Tweek muttered with a wry smile. "Can I? Do you forgive me?" Craig asked, pressing his nose into Tweek's hair. "You can, but, no, I don't." Craig sighed. He pushed Tweek back just enough to make him look up at his face. "I'm sorry." He apologized with genuine guilt in his voice. "I shouldn't have bit you, but you don't understand what it's like." Tweek frowned. "I don't understand? Of course, I do!" He scooted a seat over. His anger slowly returned. "I get it, dude! I do! Being a vampire isn't fun. I know human blood straight from the source is a thousand times better for you than the stuff you drink from the butcher's, but I don't want you taking it from me." Craig knit his fingers together and sat them in his lap. "You're right." He said slowly. "That's not what I'm talking about, though." "Then what are you talking about?" Tweek demanded to know. His hand unconsciously went to the bite mark. His nails scratched at the scabs and nearly took them off before Tweek realized what he was doing and dropped his hand. Craig eyed the bite mark for a long moment then looked away. "You know it's not the blood exactly I need to live. It's the energy and feeling, the life, that comes with it. The older the blood is, the less life it has. You follow?" "I know that, Craig. I'm the one who figured it out for you." Tweek pulled his legs up on the couch and crossed them. "Yeah, well, your blood has a lot of feelings in it. A lot of energy." "It is like ninety percent caffeine at this point." Tweek joked dryly. Craig ignored him and continued. "And it feels amazing. I don't know how to describe it, but I can feel your emotions for me, like, deep in my own soul." He shut his eyes a moment. "It's euphoric, dude." Tweek squirmed in his seat. Talking about his blood like this made Tweek feel queasy, even more so than the thought of actually having his blood drank. "So, urk," he began, "I'm a drug to you now?" Craig raised a shoulder in a half-shrug. "Kind of? It just feels really good." "Like, what, sex or something?" Tweek wished he would stop asking for elaboration. "Mmm..." Pink colored Craig's face. "Um, you would have to feel it yourself to know." Tweek almost smiled at that. Seeing Craig's normally controlled and collected face get flushed and flustered was one of Tweek's favorite things. Craig reached out. His hand hovered over Tweek's shoulder. Tweek leaned forward enough for his fingers to touch his skin. He set his palm, big and warm, down. "It's not an excuse or anything, but it's the reason. Sometimes I just want to feel that again. I made a bad, tired choice this time around." Tweek pursed his lips then asked, "By again do you mean the first time, or have you bit me before and I didn't notice?" "First time," Craig confirmed. "All I can even vaguely remember between being jumped and waking up is that feeling from you." "Oh." They lapsed into silence. Craig rubbed his hand along Tweek's shoulder, careful not to get to close to the bite. After a moment, he dragged his hand up to cup his cheek. Tweek leaned against his palm with a low sigh then shut his eyes. "Craig, do you want to know what happened that night?" Tweek asked slowly. Craig stiffened. "What?" "The night you turned into a vampire. Do you want to know what happened when you got back here? No vague details, the whole story." Tweek opened his eyes and met Craig's. Craig searched his face before nodding. Of course, he would. Craig had wanted to know what really happened for a long time, but Tweek could never find the right time to tell him. Tweek took Craig's hand from his face and held it in both of his. "Alright, you went out to get sponges. You remember that much. While you were gone, I decided to move the dishes from the sink to the counter. That's what I was doing when you came home." Tweek paused a moment to collect himself. "You came from behind and wrapped your arms around me. I thought you were going to do some of that cheesy, romantic shtick you like to do." "It's not cheesy. It's sweet." Craig corrected automatically. Tweek rolled his eyes. "It's cheesy, but I was all for it." He took a shaking breath. "Then you started, like, licking my neck, and it felt weird." "Weird?" Craig frowned. "Yeah, like, it made my skin go numb," Tweek answered with a shudder. "I tried to turn around, but your grip was too tight. I couldn't move." Tweek felt his heart rate race. The part he didn't like to think most about came to the forefront of his mind. Craig covered his hands with his free one. He hadn't noticed that his nails were digging into Craig's skin. "Then, well, I g-guess you remember the next part at least a little." Tweek pulled one of his hands free to press against his neck. "It didn't hurt. It was just uncomfortable. I was more worried that you wouldn't let me move and weren't answering me." He ran his hand through his hair, stopping a moment to grab at the blond locks. "I was getting dizzy and desperate and, and, and I, urk!" He clenched his eyes shut. "I stabbed you." "What?" Craig blinked. "No, you didn't. I didn't have a stab on me. I didn't have anything but the bite mark." "I know what I did, Craig!" Tweek snapped. Tears pricked at his eyes. "I was scared so I grabbed a knife from the pile on the counter and stabbed it into your side." A look of realization crossed his face. He gently touched his side. "Oh, that's what happened." He pursed his lips. "I'm sorry, Tweek. I wasn't myself." Craig sighed. "Damn, no wonder you get uncomfortable. If it were me, I wouldn't let you even kiss me after that." Tweek flinched. "That's not why I'm uncomfortable! I mean, no, that is some of it, but it's not the main reason." He took a breath. "It was the look on your face afterward when you let me go and stumbled back." "Was I..." Craig swallowed hard. "Did I look like a monster?" Tweek shook his head. He tried to steady his voice, but failed. "You looked horrified. You looked scared." "Well, no shit!" Craig cut in. "I could have killed you!" Tweek fell forwards, resting his head on Craig's shoulder. "I see that face every time I think about you biting me. Sure, the pain and fear of it are there, too, but I can't get that face out of my mind. I'm more scared of you doing something you'll regret to punish yourself than you actually hurting me." He felt Craig shift under him and pulled him against his body. He clenched his eyes shut, listening to his heartbeat. It was slower than a normal person's, but at least it was there. Craig set his chin on the top of his head. "You're too good for me." "Mmm-hmm, I am," Tweek muttered. A chuckle rumbled through Craig's chest. He pressed a kiss to his hair. Tweek pursed his lips a moment then cranked his head up, staring up at him. He examined his face. Craig looked tired and a little guilty, but there was also relief and understanding. "I want to replace it," Tweek said suddenly. "Replace what?" Craig asked, his brows furrowing. "The memory. I want to think of a different face from now on." Tweek put his hands on his jaw with a half forced smile. "Are you asking me to bite you?" Craig's mouth fell open. Tweek nodded. "I know your schedule. You already ate an hour ago at school, so I'm in no danger." "Do you really want that?" Craig questioned. He ran his tongue over his teeth.  "I won't do it unless you're completely sure." "Yes." Tweek breathed. "Go for it." He moved to his original corner of the couch. He sat cross-legged then cocked his head to the side, exposing his neck. Craig pursed his lips but crawled over anyway. He set on hand one the arm of the couch and looked down. He smiled softly then tapped the tip of Tweek's nose. Tweek laughed once at the childish action as his boyfriend lowered himself down toward his neck. Warm breath flitted across his skin. "Ready?" "Mmm-huh." Craig kissed him on the right below his ear. "Do me a favor. Keep talking. Tell me about how you're feeling, about your classes, or work. Just talk. If you feel bad in anyway, say something." "A-alright. I will." Tweek promised. "Anything that comes to mind. Just keep talking for me." He told him before running his tongue along his neck. Tweek shuddered as the area went numb. "How does that work? Can you decide when you want to make things go numb or does it just happen? You don't make my mouth numb when we kiss or anything." "I didn't know it happened at all." Craig muttered, more to himself than Tweek. He raised his voice a bit and said, "I'm going to bite down. Don't stiffen up. I think that's how this works." Tweek forced himself to relax. He felt the pressure but not the sting of his skin being punctured. He swallowed hard, wracked his brain for something interesting to talk about before he just began to babble about his day at work. He talked about how the cash register still isn’t fixed and everyone had to slam it closed all day and about how some of his coworkers had to chase some frisky teenagers out of the back booths. “I kinda felt bad for them, but only because we did the same thing at Luigi’s back in high school without getting caught.” Tweek absentmindedly reached up and stroked the back of Craig’s head. “Do you remember that? I gave you, like, three hickies, and you had to wear a turtleneck to school the next day.” He paused for a moment, thinking, when he noticed just how loud the glugging sound was in the room. Sliding his hand down his back, he commented, “Dude, Craig, you’re being too loud. What if the neighbor’s hear and come knocking on the door-- again?” Craig actually seemed to chuckle at that. A strange, low rumble resonated through Tweek’s body. The feeling didn’t seem entirely physical. It was as if some part of it rang through his spirit. It was weird, but didn’t feel bad, per se. “Wow,” He mumbled with a shiver. “That was...urk, um, nevermind.” He shook his head the little that he could, before changing the subject to his school work. After a while, Tweek muttered, "Ack, ok, s-stop now. I'm getting dizzy." He peeked his eyes open and glanced to the side. Craig rested on his shoulder, staring at him with an amused, lazy smile. A thin line of red ran from the corner of his mouth down to his chin. His eyes were laden, but Tweek could still see the smallest hint of red mixed with the hazel of his pupils. "I stopped about three minutes ago. I just like to hear you talk. You have so many wonderful things to say, babe." Craig flirted with a wink. Tweek rolled his eyes and pushed him off. Craig flopped backwards with a laugh. He sighed contently before propping himself up on his elbows. "How are you feeling, though? You look pale." Tweek rolled his shoulders. "A little dizzy? Tired?" He placed his hand on his neck then winced. "Kind of disgusted. Blec! Did you need to completely cover me with spit? It’s almost as bad as when you tried to give me a hickey the first time." Craig blushed, his face redder than Tweek had ever seen him turn. "We agreed never to talk about that." He sat up, pulled his sleeve over his hand, before reaching up and trying to wipe his neck. Tweek bit back a yelp. "Shit, sorry!" He flinched back. "Um, let me get some gauze. Aftercare and all that jazz." Craig rolled off the couch before jumping to his feet. As he hurried towards the medical cabinet in the bathroom, Tweek called, "I thought you said it wasn't like sex." He smirked contently as he watched Craig stumble in his step before settling back into the couch corner. Maybe it was the mild blood loss, but Tweek dozed off before Craig got back. When he woke up, he found that Craig had clumsily tried to bandage his neck with a folded up piece of gauze and masking tape. Making a mental note to pick up actual medical tape soon, Tweek stood and stretched. He gently pressed his fingers to the tape. It hurt a little, but not too bad. He could probably replace the gauze with a large bandage and wear something with a high collar and no one at work would notice. “Oh, shit! Work!” Tweek gasped. After a quick search, he found his phone between the couch cushions and checked the time. It was nearly seven. A twinge of panic gripped his chest that he was late for work, before he remembered it was his day off and his classes didn’t start until one. With a sigh of relief, he pushed himself from the couch and wandered into the kitchen to find Craig sitting on the counter. Tweek narrowed his eyes. He marched over and grabbed Craig by the arm. "Off." Tweek ordered. "Your ass is not allowed to be where we prepare food. I am not getting salmonella because of you!" Craig rolled his eyes and hopped off the counter. “That's not how that works, and you know it." Tweek rolled his eyes right back. He dropped his hand before making a beeline to his coffeepot. To his delight, the coffee was already percolating. He smiled over his shoulder. "Thanks, honey." Craig bobbed his head proudly as he walked to the refrigerator. "That's not all I did for you." He pulled out a small, rectangular, plastic container. "What's that?" Tweek asked. With a flourish, he presented the container to Tweek: Fresh spinach. "Um, what?" Tweek raised an eyebrow. "For your iron?" Craig pointed to his own neck, mirroring where the bandage was on Tweek. "It'll be low, right? Spinach is high in iron, so you don't need to worry about getting sick." Tweek grabbed the spinach and popped the lid open. He took a leaf and turned it over in his hand before taking a hesitant bite. He hadn't had spinach since he was a child, and he remembered not liking it then. Luckily, his taste buds had matured enough that Tweek didn't think it was terrible. It needed dressing, though. "Thanks." Tweek walked to the table. The morning sun warmed the wood as he sat to pick at the spinach. Craig stood on the edge of the shadows, twiddling his thumbs. "Is it good? Are you feeling, um, iron sufficient?" The gears in Tweek's head began to turn. He reached up absentmindedly to touch his neck. "Craig, I feel fine." He told him. "I don't think you actually took enough to do much of anything." Relief visibly swept over his boyfriend. "Oh, good. I..." He took a breath. "Did it work? Are you more comfortable with me biting you?" After a beat, he quickly added, "Not that I'm asking for it to be a normal event. I just want you happy and comfortable around me." Tweek twisted his face in thought. He imagined a scenario of Craig biting him again and played it out in his mind’s eye. They were in their bedroom this time. He sat on the edge with Craig behind him. An unconscious shudder shook him as he replayed the numbing feeling. When Craig pulled away, Tweek turned towards him. For a moment, the horrified face was there. Blood running down his chin and shirt, but it began to morph quickly to that same lazy, amused face from last night. Tweek took a breath. "I'm starting to be." He admitted. "Really?" Craig brightened. "That's great!" Tweek nibbled on another leaf. "Don't get too excited, man. I'm not comfortable with you snacking on me all the time, nngh, but I'll let you do it on the following conditions, though," he counted on his fingers as he continued, "only once every other week, you have to have eaten before, and it has to be at home." Craig opened his mouth to agree, when Tweek had a wicked idea. He held up his hand to silence him, knit his fingers together, then leaned forward to rest his chin on his laced fingers. The most flirtatious smile he could muster crossed his lips. "And," Tweek dragged out the word, "you have to seduce me first." "What?!" Pink dusted Craig's cheeks, as Tweek had hoped. "Seduce me." Tweek batted his eyelashes. "You know, cook dinner, light candles, call me ‘handsome’." "I, Tweek--t-this isn't sex." Craig stammered. "Besides, you don't like my cooking! You think candles are a fire hazard! And I call you 'handsome' all the time." That was all true, but it didn't mean Tweek didn't like to see him try to do all those things for him. "Clyde has offered to teach you to cook. You can buy those LED tea candles at the dollar store." Tweek offered. "And I know you like flirting with me just as much as I like flirting with you." Craig tried to counter that, but only a strangled "But!" came out. At this point, his whole face burned red, and Tweek was loving it. "Fine!" Craig exclaimed. "But know, I'm going to seduce the fuck out of you, literally and figuratively. It'll be so sweet and romantic that you'll have to step up your game two levels to come close to mine." Tweek stood and walked over. Careful not to pull him into the sunlight, he set his hands on his boyfriend's hips. He kissed him softly before pushing up to his tip toes, pressing their foreheads together. Anything Craig did would be cliche and cheesy, but he didn’t mind at all. It was more than an equal exchange, as far as he was concerned. Given how over the top Craig would probably go, really Tweek knew he was getting the better end of this deal, and, in all honesty, they were both more than ok with that.
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AN: I haven’t written a vampire boyfriend story since  waaaay back in my first days writing fanfiction when I was a wee lass. 
Ah, the memories~ of terrible stories.
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