Welcome to my private corner of the internet. I'm Alexis, and for some reason I'm shy online in a way I never am in person, so please talk to me, because the chances of me talking to you first (other than as anon) are slim to none. I write all the time, poems and stories and fics, and I'm currently trying to work up the courage to actually post some of it. Until then, this is my cache of interesting, amusing, and potentially arousing posts. If you don't read the tags, you're probably missing about half of it. Enjoy.

 

Someone has stolen my seat.  My perfect seat!  With the plug right next to it and the tiny desk that no one else will ever try to share with me and the chair broken at exactly the right angle

I was worried about this.  I’m going to have to start setting traps. 

memoirsofanedwardianadventuress:

everyworldneedslove:

I may always reblog every gifset/imageset I see of this scene, if only to point out (over and over and over again) that Black Widow’s “very specific skillset” is not, actually, ass-kicking (as amazing as she is at that), because all the Avengers can kick ass to a pretty high degree. The Black Widow’s superpower (as it were) is emotional manipulation.

She is not interrogating this man not while tied to a chair. She is tied to a chair because that is exactly where she wants to be, because apparent vulnerability on her part is part of her interrogation. She uses the exact same trick on Loki later, when she leads him into gloating over having successfully pushed her buttons (and I have a theory that he did actually push her buttons, that she was genuinely distressed by the things he said to her because Loki is old enough and smart enough to know when someone is lying to him) and turns his gloating around on him, uses it to dig into the cracks of him, because that is what she does, and she can do it even when her target is expecting it. (Really, Loki knows that’s why she’s there. He was expecting to be physically tortured first, and for her to come be sympathetic later, if you recall, but Loki and Widow both know that wouldn’t work.)

And this is why she’s so unsettled by the Hulk. The Black Widow relies on emotional manipulation — and the Hulk, to the best of her knowledge, only has varying shades of a single emotion: anger. She doesn’t know how to manipulate a creature if it doesn’t have all the hooks to emotions like pride and lust and guilt and greed that she’s used to using.

This is a REALLY good character analysis of Natasha.

(Source: daily-mcu)

watershedplus:

On rare years when the conditions are right in the arid landscape of the Badlands, in the American West, wildflowers burst into a display of colour for just a few days.
The vegetation in the region has adapted to the climate, with just a small amount of moisture the desert can become coloured with sweeping fields of Scorpion Weed, Beeplant and the flowers of the Pincushion Cacti. These blooms can be very short-lived to conserve moisture.

Photographs by Guy Tal

From here

drunktuesdaze:

"Your husband is never coming back," one of the suitors tells him.  His mouth is stained with Stiles’s good wine, the wine they had been saving for a special occasion. "You’re going to have to marry one of us, and soon.”
"Maybe," Derek says, looking away.  "Not before I finish his shroud."  
His hands are shaking a little as he sews, but the stitches are good, solid, easy to pick out with his claws later.

drunktuesdaze:

"Your husband is never coming back," one of the suitors tells him.  His mouth is stained with Stiles’s good wine, the wine they had been saving for a special occasion. "You’re going to have to marry one of us, and soon.”

"Maybe," Derek says, looking away.  "Not before I finish his shroud."  

His hands are shaking a little as he sews, but the stitches are good, solid, easy to pick out with his claws later.

(Source: teamsciles)

actualcrutchie:

questions to ask about your favourite character

  • if u gave them an office chair would they spin around on it and wheel around the room
  • how many selfies do they take
  • how much do they yell during a mario kart game